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170 comments:

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

Isn't Kate having a birthday this month? Wonder what she thinks about turning 36 and having no future in the television industry. Unless I am completely off my rocker and there is actually something in the works for this talentless piece of driftwood, she has finally take the deep six in terms of her media "career" or fame quest as I always liked to say. Won't the public be curious to know what this twit ended up doing with her litter in the end? My concern is for their mental health. Wouldn't that be great if all 8 ended up doing really well in life. No issues. No drug/alcohol problems. It's possible. Let us pray.

katie said...

I bet she will beg TLC does a Kate Turns 36 Special. It will have the kids making her cards. She will go on to making remarks about how her birthdays where like when Jon was still around. We woll see her getting treated to somthing expensive.

Shoka's Understudy said...

yes, kate seems like she has been 35 for a couple of years now. Her birthday is March 28. Also, she is 2 years older than Jon.

How can kate be on a tabloid "fighting celulite" so soon after her Cabo People pictorial and her lazy trying to be sexy AU pool side pose with PurseBoy playing Papsy?

So hilarious!

Grammy of 9 said...

I'm really pleased to see that the number of comments has decreased so drastically in the past week or so. Khate is staying under the radar - LOL - or maybe the world just doesn't want to hear about her anymore. We can only hope.

The Charlie Sheen fiasco that is being played out has literally taken all of the attention away from all the other "stars" - great! Hope she's home boo-hooing that nobody feels sorry for HER, blah, blah, blah. I hope and pray that this is really the beginning of the end, but mostly I pray for the 8 to get some peace and their childhoods back. Let Jon have them; I think they'd be happier there than with what passes for a "mom". I fear, that with her last dying breath, she will continue to see how she can market them for her gain. Hope I'm dead wrong.

Nova said...

Khate has earned a spot on the worst mothers on tv.

http://nyulocal.com/entertainment/2010/11/02/the-best-and-worst-mothers-on-television/

It should be noted that although Khate was rated 5th worst mothers, the ones above her were 'characters' on TV shows, not real people.

She got #2 on this site. Yet again, all her competition were fictional characters.

http://www.movieline.com/2010/05/the-5-worst-mothers-on-television-today.php

Look around, I'm sure there's more 'Worst Mom's' list Khate's topping.

Need I say more?

Save the Gosselin 8

Nova

Mum's The Word said...

Nova said, "It should be noted that although Khate was rated 5th worst mothers, the ones above her were 'characters' on TV shows, not real people."

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Kate's a real person?

barbee said...

I love it that even for a 'bad' list, no one cares enough to make her #1, she's ALWAYS an 'after-ran'.

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

Boy, went to youtube and put in Jon and Kate's ugly moments. You can actually see where their relationship began to erode. Watch the complete lack of respect for him and how she made fun of him, degraded him, belittled him. I don't buy in to the editting and out of context arguments. It's all on film people. She was an A-1bitch to him and took great pleasure in it. In the couch scenes, she was always looking off to the side to the crew for affirmation that he was a moron and she got stuck with a dolt of a husband. Poor me, look what I put up with. Oh, I love that this stuff will always be out there. I hope Kate watches her ugliest moments on youtube and feels some sense of shame and remorse. Best not to do it while drunk Kate. Watch it sober. The hair on the back of your neck will stand up. You were horrible to him.

There was such a power imbalance between them. Kate won't have it any other way.

ByeByeKate said...

With DWTS show and then Sara Palin show, Kate's normal horrible behavior was put on full display, as she had no editing rights.

Add in 2 kids suspended from kindergarten, and her choice to pull all kids out of school to go on a 3 week trip recently, and people has reached their full limit as far as her constant horrible, selfish behavior, as well as how she is not a great mom, and puts her own interests in front of her own children, who have helped to support themselves from day one. And have lost all privacy, with their chidhoods, as any NORMAL parent would protect.

Read an old article recently, quoting Kate, in which she said the kids were filmed 3 days a week to get an episode. Of course, she will deny this now, as this alleged mother of the year changes her tune as she sees fit. She is not very bright, but simply spouts out whatever she thinks works with the public at the moment. Most people are "on to her lies,"
so she now sounds ridiculous with her responses, which have changed to fit every occassion.

She is now off the radar, and honestly, I am hoping TLC chooses NOT to broadcast either the Philadelphia or Austria taped episdoes. Quite frannkly, I think TLC is done with her craziness (may broadcast a few episodes between now and Feb 2012 to shut her up, but there will be no renewal.)

Her recent appearance on the Talk, shows how irrelevant and desparate she is and she knows it. Even her one paid papparazzi no longer wants anything to do with her.

GET A JOB KATE. GRAVY TRAIN OVER. YOU HAVE NO TALENT, SO PLEASE SUPPORT YOUR KIDS OUT OF THE SPOTLIGHT. I AM SURE THEY WOULD LOVE THIS. Tick tock, tick tock.....

Scruffy's Mom said...

Khate who?

Marge said...

I just did a search on TMZ to see if there was an update on Kate that didn't make it past the Charlie Sheen news, and it returned nothing except a short bit on Jon's new job.

Has the worm turned? If not, it is TURNING.

SmileyGrl752 said...

I love it that even for a 'bad' list, no one cares enough to make her #1, she's ALWAYS an 'after-ran'.

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Being the narcissist that she is, she'd probably;y be thrilled to be number 1 at something, even if it was #1 bad mother or whatever.

cb5709 said...

I have read that they were paid $XXX per episode, from $25,000 to $75,000. Does anyone actually know how much they earned?

Climb Every Mountain said...

She is now off the radar, and honestly, I am hoping TLC chooses NOT to broadcast either the Philadelphia or Austria taped episdoes

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She wanted to go to Austria, but, alas, ended up in Australia instead!

Can't believe internet gossip said...

They earned nothing except the "freebie of the episode" in the beginning. Then $3K an episode up to around $24.5K the last season with Jon which was for the entire family.

barbee said...

We all know she is a narcicisst and would be thrilled to be #1 Bad Mom on TV. My point is that she's not even good enough or is it bad enough to be chosen that. Which is especially funny since she was competing against fictional moms. It is nice to see that she hasn't rated any air or picture time for HOW long? And especially since it appears tlc is no longer will to pay her 'personal pap' to take the excitingly Hollywoodish pictures in Target's parking lot, she hasn't been seen in NYC for hair don'ts for how long, she has apparently been called on her outrageously hookerish attire, all which really seems to suggest her demise is near, or here!

ChurchMouse said...

Just hoping that they aren't filming the kids at home.

Don't care if Ms. Gosselin decides to work in the Industry, don't care what she does.

Just hoping the kids get some sense of privacy back.

Shoka's Understudy said...

barbee couldn't agree more.

Someone on the previous discussion thread mentioned that kate went to the hair salon in NYC and got a 2K hair job and didn't tip and only thanked PurseBoy for holding the door for her. This wasn't a recent item, this happened months ago.

On Star Magazine, they have a picture of kate trudging along "jogging" fighting cellulite.
She looks like she has run several miles, but we all know what she does to look like that. Sit in a hot car, poor water over herself, lets it dry and then sprinkle water on her to look like sweat.

Then she looks like a super mom, trying so hard, that runs 8 miles a day and does this all for the kids.

Now, that I think about it, that is great that she is at least out for about an hour with Chris getting the shots for the magazines, AWAY from the kids!

They deserve such a huge break!

E said...

I'll tell you what is worrying me - with all the press that Charlie Sheen, Britney Spears, Lindsay Lohan et al have gotten with their meltdowns, in a desperate bid, Kate may get it in her head to have a melt down of her own.

Then, watching her "rehab" and become "Can Do" Kate again will keep continue to provide a paycheck and keep her in the public eye, her fans will have new reason to admire her, those of us who don't like her - more reason to not like her and that equals ratings.

The kids will continue to suffer.

HW said...

kate can't do sh** said...
Boy, went to youtube and put in Jon and Kate's ugly moments. You can actually see where their relationship began to erode. Watch the complete lack of respect for him and how she made fun of him, degraded him, belittled him
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It was horrible and was actually evident on their very first special, in my opinion. I had not seen the complete airing of that first special until it was rerun after I'd watched the series for a while.
There is a scene in it where Jon is in the nursery getting all the babies up and changing diapers. Kate walks in and at one point says "it just doesn't seem like you are making much progress." Instead of changing a couple of babies herself, she stands around and belittles Jon for moving too slowly while he tends to ALL SIX by himself.
That is when I realized that the show (and her glimpse of fame) had nothing to do with her being such a shrew. She was just mean from the start.

Dwindling away said...

Mum's The Word said...
Nova said, "It should be noted that although Khate was rated 5th worst mothers, the ones above her were 'characters' on TV shows, not real people."

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Kate's a real person?

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No. She just tries to play one on TV.

Sunrise, Sunset said...

Then, watching her "rehab" and become "Can Do" Kate again will keep continue to provide a paycheck and keep her in the public eye, her fans will have new reason to admire her, those of us who don't like her - more reason to not like her and that equals ratings.

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I don't think so. If she tries to pull that and succeeds, she'd be in danger of having the kids taken away because of her mental health issues, and Jon would have custody. Never in a million years would she want to lose her little paychecks.

"She looks like she has run several miles, but we all know what she does to look like that. Sit in a hot car, poor water over herself, lets it dry and then sprinkle water on her to look like sweat..."

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I'm not so sure that we all know that. Has anyone ever seen her do that? With Chris following her the way he did last year when she was running, I would think that somebody would have gotten word of that, or at the very least, a photo of her getting out of the hot car.

Can't believe internet gossip said...

One of the neighbors drove "Kate's loop" and said it was more a mile and a half to two miles that she jogged. I believe she actually did jog that much.

E said...

Sunrise Sunset - "Never in a million years would she want to lose her little paychecks."
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And when they are no longer her little paychecks, and it's fast appearing that they are not the draw to her show they once were, they won't matter. Only the $$ and being in the spotlight will matter to her, no matter how she gets it.

Mary said...

Hi

Kate can marry the guy with all the wives (suster wives)while she is Hollywood looking for a job.

Mary

Sunrise, Sunset said...

Only the $$ and being in the spotlight will matter to her, no matter how she gets it.

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The problem is that she's not going to be in the spotlight without those kids. She's nothing without them. If she were, then Twist Of Kate would be off the ground and she'd be rocking and rolling her way to success as a solo celeb.

In The Neighborhood said...

Internet commented: One of the neighbors drove "Kate's loop" and said it was more a mile and a half to two miles that she jogged. I believe she actually did jog that much.

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Has anyone actually seen her run the entire distance? I'm a neighbor, and I've never seen her complete the entire loop! I'd believe it if someone would follow her on a bike, or run with her the entire way to verify it!

Exhausted said...

E said...
I'll tell you what is worrying me - with all the press that Charlie Sheen, Britney Spears, Lindsay Lohan et al have gotten with their meltdowns, in a desperate bid, Kate may get it in her head to have a melt down of her own.
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I don't think Kate comes up with any ideas of her own. I think she's truly a child, and for the last few years, she's had TLC and her PR people making all the decisions for her and arranging the pap pictures. She waits at home for her orders from them (go running, go to Target, etc). I don't think she'd be smart enough to even plan something like a meltdown unless they told her to.

I also have a feeling TLC and her PR people are not communicating with her as heavily as before, and this is why she's been laying low. Truthfully, I think she has no clue how to handle herself when they're not pulling her puppet strings. What she may be experiencing now is what she never mentally prepared herself for when she estranged her family--that one day there would be no more calls from her bosses to tell her what a superstar she is.

so sick of her said...

Kate, has been too quiet! TLC has been too quiet(why wait so long to put the Aussie trip on?)! I like it, but! As some have suggested that TLC is dragging her along till the contract ends, I can believe that. Or and I hope I am wrong! TLC is planning something like: changing Kates' image. Maybe that is why Kate is in hiding(getting lessons). She made a mess of things and a fool out of herself, now TLC does not know what to do with her. They put out a lot of money on her(recently) and there is a new Boss running things. If Kate wants to keep the money rolling in, she will have to change or no contract renewal. Perhaps they are working on a new K8/Twist of Kate version of K8. Kate is not going to disappear or go down with the ship, without a fight. Even if it means suing TLC. Or is TLC playing the trump card? meaning: keeping Kate out of the spot light and no pics etc, so people will wonder out of curiosity what happen to Kate & kids and tune in to watch. Or as I am hopeing that the Aussie trip will be the farewell episode(cause Kate is so yesterday). But that leaves a contract to be filled till feb 2012. JMO

lukebandit said...

I'm sorry, I was being sarcastic when I was talking about kate sitting in a hot car pouring water over herself, letting it dry and then sprinkling water on herself to look like sweat.

Does anyone know when the court date coming up is?

Also, this from Jon on twitter:

jongosselin1 :-) RT @ellen_ross1 celebrating 11 months with @jongosselin1 tomorrow. dont care what anyone thinks or says...I'M HAPPY!

Jon, that is Awesome!

SoCal said...

From another site, she and the kidlets have been spotted in a Tennessee airport - guess it's spring break and time for some more of that fun travel/work.

Sam said...

Twitter in Tennessee posted this about 5 hours ago: "TaraStreet
Okay, The Gosselin clan limovan is totally at our hotel. No sign of Kate. Or her Plus 8." So the kids are on Spring Break and working again. Why? Isn't she like dead in the water? Jon getting a regular job got more notice than her 2 interviews. TLC must have alot of cash to piss away on wasting film on this bunch. Filming to fulfill contract obligations is one thing, catering to Witchy-Bitchy is another matter, lots of $$$$$$$$$ wasted.

Pattypanda said...

I guess all the comments about Kate never giving back have been read:

KINGSPORT, Tenn.Second Harvest Food Bank of Northeast Tennessee will be holding a Food Drive at Food City, Kingsport from 10 a.m. to noon tomorrow with the help of TLC’s Kate Plus 8. “The Food Bank and Feeding America are excited to have been selected as the charity for this segment of Kate Plus 8 giving back,” said Rhonda Chafin, Executive Director.

She continues to never do anything for anyone or even with the kids w/o filming and getting paid.

Pattypanda said...

Here's a radio show Kate and Kids are supposed to be on tomorrow. http://www.facebook.com/pages/985-WTFM-Wake-Up-Crew/259648519419

PaMomOfOne said...

I found this online:

Second Harvest Food Bank teams up with Kate Plus for food drive

INGSPORT, Tenn. --

Second Harvest Food Bank of Northeast Tennessee will be holding a Food Drive at Food City, 1205 Eastman Road, Kingsport from 10 a.m. to noon tomorrow with the help of TLC’s Kate Plus 8.

“The Food Bank and Feeding America are excited to have been selected as the charity for this segment of Kate Plus 8 giving back,” said Rhonda Chafin, Executive Director.

The need for food assistance in Northeast Tennessee continues to grow. Last year approximately 7.8 million pounds of food and grocery products were distributed by the Food Bank serving over 33,000 individuals each month through Food Bank agencies and special programs. The Food Bank is asking for help from the community to meet the growing need through food drives like this. People are also encouraged to help meet the increased need for food assistance by making a monetary donation, becoming a Food Bank agency, volunteering or holding a food drive.

Second Harvest Food Bank of Northeast Tennessee feeds the hungry by securing donations of food from national and local manufacturers, grocers and individuals. They redistribute the donations to non-profit charities that feed the hungry in an eight county region of Northeast Tennessee composed of Carter, Greene, Hancock, Hawkins, Johnson, Sullivan, Washington and Unicoi counties.

The Food Bank is a member of Feeding America, the Nation’s Food Bank Network and is one of 5 Food Banks in Tennessee and one of 200 in the Feeding America Network. For more information about Second Harvest Food Bank of Northeast Tennessee visit www.netfoodbank.org. For information about Feeding America also visit www.feedingamerica.org

I Heart Buffy said...

The kids can't get a normal Spring break I guess. They have been spotted in Tennessee. Dunno if they are filming but I will bet they are. Kate will milk them for every last penny. And hello?? Can they think of new ideas, EVER?? Same old, same old. This is so boring if they are filming there again. Didn't they do this once already from what I remember reading here. I am so happy I stopped watching years ago. Kate is just so...UGH.

Ladylou said...

I typed in "Why is kate gosslin in Tennessee" and found out YES the children are working again.
It is their spring break but TLC has them doing ... YAWN, something just for us to live through them yet again.
I cannot believe TLC really thinks people are going to watch another Kate plus 8 tra-la-la-ing around the U.S. or any where else for that matter.
When are they going to realize
NO ONE CARES A FLYING F--- about Kate or those annoying kids.

ihatefrogstoo said...

We aren't the only ones who think it's time to let the kids have their break:

http://www.hollybaby.com/2011/03/08/kate-gosselin-kids-film-tennessee/

sigh said...

ANother site reported that Kate and her 8 will be at a food drive in Tenn.

I guess TLC figured out that the public didn't want to see this family go on another vacation and are doing a giving back episode.Good.

Funny how giving back to the G's meant them being paid several thousand to appear, being flown to another state, being put up in a hotel, to hand out toys supplied by K mart

Hope Kate treats the staff nicer than she treated the young woman who was a survivor and tourguide at St Jude's

Tell me, is this the kids playing, just a front of a camera?

so sick of her said...

I was right, TLC/Kate are/were up to something. They are tryin to save /change her image. Make her a giving, caring, un-selfish person, of which we all know Kate is not or will ever be. Like one said here, if Kate ain't filming it, Kate would not waste her time doing it out of her heart. Kate is greedy, selfish and a has-been fame whore. Nothing she is/will do now, will change peoples minds or save her image. Kate is yesterdays news. So Kate could not do charity work in PA, in her town? Is this the K8/Twist of Kate combo show, TLC is goin push at the public now? Have not TLC/Kate say that K8 is a new show, not new episodes? Kate you and TLC do not fool me, anything you do now will not make me give you another chance, you used them up already, YOU ARE A HAS-BEEN! GET-OFF TV!

Monster Mommy said...

Thanks for the information, PA Mom of One.

Are the TLC cameras going to be rolling tomorrow at the Food Drive? (You betcha!) Kate is spending two hours of her precious Target time... giving back to others (and getting paid ridiculously for it)- as it is recorded for an upcoming episode of Kate Plus 8. I am not fooled by Kate Gosselin's sudden pseudo/phony Philanthropy, Discovery.

Try again...

Tami said...

How stupid that Tennessee thing is. Kate could just DONATE the cost of one of her shows to the food bank. OR TLC could just pay them Kate's regular salary (with Kate's blessing) Instead they make the kids travel out of state yet again on a school break they could be using to see their father. Ridiculous!

Jane in California said...

They have to go all the way to Tenn. in order to find a food drive or other volunteer program to participate in?

mama san said...

Kate wouldn't buy milk for the kids because it didn't go on Sale. Good Grief, does she think the Food Bank will contribute to her. Can't wait to read the results of her appearance. Will anyone ask about Juicy Juice??

NoCanDo said...

Ladylou said...
I typed in "Why is kate gosslin in Tennessee" and found out YES the children are working again.
It is their spring break but TLC has them doing ... YAWN, something just for us to live through them yet again.
I cannot believe TLC really thinks people are going to watch another Kate plus 8 tra-la-la-ing around the U.S. or any where else for that matter.
When are they going to realize
NO ONE CARES A FLYING F--- about Kate or those annoying kids.

3/08/2011 8:54 AM
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Couldn't agree more.!

1. Gotta milk those annoyances (oops, KIDS) as much as what's left out of them b/c it is now Minute Fourteen --long overdue), and
2. Can't let their dad have any time over break now can we-that would be too .....NORMAL....oh, and NOT-Petty. Nope. No "Can Do"

Ampersmom said...

Like others said - why not do this in PA - why TN?
On another note - if Kate is such a star - why does she need the kids to go along with this? We see many true stars giving without having their kids forced into being filmed for profit. Could it be that even the charities know that Kate has zero draw powers without the kids?

Nova said...

Khate's 'giving back'?

I'm sure that some people think that this episode will show that Khate and kids know how to 'give back', and it will also give Hate a chance to tear up on camera over the horrible lives the food bank patrons must have, and beat herself up over not being able to give more. Yeah, right.

Let me guess, she'll interview that the family often does this kind of stuff (we just didn't see it before now). There'll be footage of her telling the kids how their spring break will be spent helping feed poor people somewhere, and the kids will alternate between looking confused and cheering - because they're not sure what a 'poor person' is, but they know they're supposed to show enthusiam for whatever it is Mommy Dearest has planned for them.

More footage of Khate pretending to care.

Cut to the food bank. The kids will again exhibit confusion as to why these strangers are coming to get food, and being so emotional about the whole thing. The kids are probably thinking that these people must be the chefs that work for people like their so-called mother, and won't think twice about why these people aren't paying for the food (after all, Khate doesn't pay for anything).

The kids will also probably not recognize the gratitude that the food bank patrons exihibit, nor will they understand why these same people feel a bit sad that they have to do their 'shopping' here, instead of at a grocery store.

But with luck, Khate will break a nail and throw a fit, thereby rendering the whole thing a moot point as Khate once again gets all the attention.

Better yet, maybe she'll get hit with a ham, a la Paula Deen, and instead of laughing it off, she tries to burn down the joint. Good times!

Save the Gosselin 8

Nova

Ampersmom said...

TLC has a feeding America promotion going on http://tlc.discovery.com/videos/feeding-america-feeding-america-buddy.html

This trip is just Kate fulfilling her contract to TLC - not Kate all of a sudden waking up and becoming generous.

While I think it is great the TLC is actually promoting a good program, it is just said that the kids still have to be working. Sorry sheeple - these kids are working - not being taught the value of volunteering for the sake of caring for others. There is a huge difference. Anyone can be taught to go through the motions - being taught to actually care is much different.

Pattypanda said...

There must be something wrong with the Second Harvest in Allentown, only 35 miles from their home. Guess everyone in PA is on to her.

PennsyMom said...

The Pennsylvania Food Bank is located in Steelton which is about one hour from their house. Why not stay in your own backyard instead of traveling to Tennessee?

dustilies said...

Jane in California said...

They have to go all the way to Tenn. in order to find a food drive or other volunteer program to participate in?
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Why, yes, Jane. Because every single adult in PA is fully employed at or above the living wage. So they don't need Kate's help. Actually, they should be having a food drive for Kate, cause who could possibly feed a family of nine on last year's income of 3.5 million?

Alternate theory: no charity organization would agree to have Kate "work" for them, as she would drive all the other volunteers into fits of weeping and screaming.

AMD said...

Why doesn't TLC consider feeding America's soul and take some of the garbage it calls programming off its schedule.

Dana said...

I saw that Khate is going to be on the cover of People Magazine again. How does TLC do this?

Jane in California said...

I think it's a combo of what Pattypanda suggested (everyone in PA is onto Kate) and Kate wanting a free trip somewhere, anywhere, just so she could stay in an expensive hotel and perhaps lay around the pool in her bikini again.

Between TLC and Kate, those children can count on being worked like little slaves every single school break they get.

Only the idiot sheeple will actually think Kate is doing this out of the goodness of her heart.

As to the People magazine cover -- my only guess is that TLC pays People big bucks to cover the lost revenue whenever they have Kate on the cover these days. As we know, these large corporations are all entertwined, and if the folks at People are told, "feature Kate Gosselin next month," they do it. Let's hope those issues sit on the shelves until they are eventually returned to the publisher (or thrown away, don't know actually what retailers do with unsold magazines).

No Worry, Beef Curry said...

"..... Why not stay in your own backyard instead of traveling to Tennessee?"

My thoughts exactly. Well, because Kate wants to get yet another special *free* trip outta' the deal. We will more than likely hear, she spent most of her time there; galloping throughout Nashville with Pursy in tow, shoe shopping. She'll give a few hours to charity, as long as she gets back something in return (i.e. freebies, trips, tons of cash and whoo-hoo, a People Magazine cover).

Speaking of fame-whoring, has the mag cover gig been confirmed? I bet that beast, Kate Coyne could tell us for certain. Kate will undoubtedly be all dressed up as a Springtime Playboy Bunny, cotton tail, organic lollipop and all. You KNOW those fake boobs are gonna come out. The children must (surely) be so proud of their mother.

kinman said...

For some unknown reason,people buy People magazine when Kate is on the cover. Hopefully this will soon stop, as she is totally uninteresting. Those poor kids never get a break and are always traveling on their school breaks. When my kids were this age, they just wanted to play outside in the neighborhood with their friends, and the little Gosselins do not seem to get that chance. I can imagine Mady and Cara will soon be sick of all of this and may even want to live with Jon. He is making some good moves by getting a regular job,and he should get a bigger place to hold all the kids (not a huge mansion or anything)and spend as much time with them as he can. All of the kids are gonna need him more than ever, the older they get. When the separation first happened and he made lots of mistakes (many women, jet-setting around etc.. that all made him look bad, but now he has a chance to make a really positive difference in the lives of his kids (showing them how to have a strong work ethic and less of a sense of entitlement), so I hope he does it. I think people are finally getting sick of Kate and her quest for fame. Not that she is a bad person..its just not interesting anymore, and it seems to be affecting the kids.

Dana said...

I may have been wrong about the mag cover. I was reading an article about her making the kids work on their spring break and it had a photo of her on the People cover. Now that I look again, it's an old one--the one of her in the bikini. Sorry.

Reading news said...

AMD said...
Why doesn't TLC consider feeding America's soul and take some of the garbage it calls programming off its schedule.
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This is one of the most profound statements I have ever read on here. Thanks, AMD

TK said...

I haven't kept up with the tups and khate for a while, so I was quite surprised to read about Collin and Alexis's school troubles. Is it strange that my first thought was "Hmm, it's Khates two least fave kids..."

ChurchMouse said...

I have an image in my mind about Ms. Gosselin handing some food to a person at the Food Bank and that person throwing it down, whining, "I'm hungry! This is not ideal conditions!"

No Worry, Beef Curry said...

Dana, thanks for your honesty and willingness to admit you (may) have made a mistake. Lord knows Kate doesn't possess either of the two basic human qualities.

I don't think she'll land another cover anytime soon, unless she's got something new to say. You can only advertise your 'Perfectly-super-great-enviable-hot-white-bikini-clad-goddess-like-not-at-all-Photo-Shopped Body' so many times on a cover!

Why is Mommy Orange? said...

Re: Kate's Selfless, Giving, Orange Roughy Heart (attending a televised Food Drive in TN, for the kids)...

After the way Kate acted during the local charity Garage Sale (Gate) in PA, she has to go clear out to Tennessee to get any love. She was downright awful on this day. Oh, how I do hope their PR stunt works for them, because this fish is fried.

ChurchMouse said...

The reason Ms. Gosselin had to travel all the way to TN to "give back" at a Food Pantry is because this way she won't have to do it again.

If she did it locally, in PA, she might get phone calls from the volunteers asking for more of her time. This way she has an out.

Oh, and I'm sure all of the clients at the Food Pantry will be thrilled to be on TV. Not.

SaNdY said...

Jane in California said...
They have to go all the way to Tenn. in order to find a food drive or other volunteer program to participate in?
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I agree, but maybe TLC had to look far and wide for a charity that would want to be associated with Kate and the 8...

KATE HATE said...

I wonder if TLC payed for the money she gave to that house she stayed at when the tups were newborns.


GO GET CUSTODY JON. FREE YOUR KIDS.

Can't See Sheep said...

AMD said...
Why doesn't TLC consider feeding America's soul and take some of the garbage it calls programming off its schedule.
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Unfortunately all TLC seems to be interested in serving up is "fast food" for the soul. Nourishing comfort soul food just doesn't seem to get them the ratings they're happy with as quickly as they want. Gone forever are the nice shows many of us once enjoyed. They gotta go for the quick buck, rather than sit down & actually build something stable with a loyal viewership that may take a little longer to gather the same size viewership. They want it all & they want it yesterday.

I'm surprised they're not trying to hire Charlie sheen for a reality show, he's got everything going that they so love to showcase. Well, I guess they could always hit Gaddafi up if they can get their cameras in there, his crock was cracked sometime ago. TLC is the go to channel for exploitation of the mentally unstable & children. k8 + 8 has it rolled all into one program.

last2cu said...

At least we know that TLC reads these boards..Hooray for ever posted this suggestion..I am sorry I forgot your name..the children are going to TN to raise money.. Bad thing they are raising money for the wrong reasons..money for themselves disguised as charity..If they wanted to do good they would do it without the or a paycheck.. the kids will probably still have their blank stares and Kate will be getting attention for herself

fidosmommy said...

Why doesn't Kate perform this "charity work" at home?

Because it gets her out of the
wretchedness that is "Ghettoville" for another few hours. And when was the last time she could go to a food store in a limo, I ask? These are all important considerations, people!

Wife of a pap people said...

I was actually out of the country for 10 days. Didn't hear about the blood sucking Kate, nothing. Then get back, check this Blog and see that the Blood sucker has her kids working again.

But I was told, by hubby as we attended a film festival, that the reps for Katie are trying all kinds of things to get paps to come out and take photos. No one is answering. No media outlets, including ROL want to see her photos. Even her Lopez show was a total loss for all.

I was told that the bodyguard is living with her in the house that Jon's blood bought full time, which means at some point Kate and he will be announcing that they are engaged, that is what we hear. He hasn't left her house, not gone home to MD to his family, except to meet up with his son(s) and that is all. He refuses to marry her and she has been putting pressure on him.

As for the homeless shelter, that is the only thing TlC could arrange for filming. Honestly, none of the US resorts, etc., wanted to give her comped facilities, no place. She couldn't even get a free room while in LA for the 2 talk shows she did. She had to pay, deep down in the pockets to pay, except the night before Lopez, that room was paid for by Lopez.

Yes, it is the end of the Gosselin
brand/tlc machine. They will now play out the contract. Plus she doesn't get paid unless her episodes air, how about that?

Feelers went out to sell the KJ8 old shows for reruns and not eve Nick at Night or any of those shows wanted them. No one has offered to buy the first 5 yrs of shows.

It is all too funny, as Kate is getting that Karma that the paps were hoping she would get.She is known as very mean.

As they said, "big mouthed, insulting woman" that no one likes.

Shoka's Understudy said...

Would love to see this headline splashed across the tabloids this week:

KATE GETS PAID BIG BUCKS TO GIVE BACK!

She drags all 8 of her kids on their spring break, instead of letting them spend time with their father, this was something that kate and her bodyguard could of done themselves.

Why travel to the southern state of TN from eastern PA, when there are hungry and hurting people in her own backyard?

Did TLC put up kate in a 4 or 5 star hotel, this time, with her bodyquard, Steve Neild, with endless eminiites, orgami towels shaped into animals and a chocolate mint on her pillow?

Did TLC have to look high and low to find an organization that would even tolerate kate's horrible entitled attitude and diva behavior?

Why didn't kate just ask TLC to donate the money SHE would of made off the potential episode and let the kids stay home and have some quality time with their father?

kate made plenty of money last year, (3.5 million), so there is no reason to drag the children everytime they have a few days off from school to film to make money.

kate should have money to support them for many years to come, including cars and college.

THEY have worked and earned it.

p.s. how are they going to explain the kids not being at home on school break, and in a southern state at a food bank and there working, oh, I mean playing in front of the cameras like they normally do in front of the crew. Oh, how I wish I could be in that food line. She would never, ever forget me!

AMD said...

Can't See Sheep said...
"....TLC is the go to channel for exploitation of the mentally unstable & children. k8 + 8 has it rolled all into one program."

My sentiments exactly.It coats this voyeuristic programming with a veneer of cutesy music and smarmy voiceovers but it doesn't hide the ugly reality of the exploitation of these vulnerable people.

so sick of her said...

Has anyone notice NO PICS of this event? All of the recent articles speak of the event coming, not of the event happening or happened. We saw only one pick of the family at the airport. I see the Tweeter crowd could careless. And the local news has said little so far. Must not have been successful. When we have a event like a food drive here in the Chicago area, it is all over the local news stations and radio. All news casts. I also checked that radio station and they had only an announcement, on their web-site, no pics, not even recorded interview. I guess Kate is not that popular in TN. JMO

Ohio Buckeye said...

WHO CARES?????

TLC can:
Send her to Disney.
Tell us she's a cook.
Send her to Australia.
Tell us she's worth a look.
Send her off on book tours -
Tell us she can write.
Put her on "Dancing" -
What a galumphing delight!
Tell us she's now "Can Do"
When we all know she can't.
She is far less interesting
than a lowly hill of ants.

Time's up, K8G. Your place in oblivion awaits. Good luck with those teen years...."times eight".

Merilee said...

I have been much more productive these days. Haven't given Kart more than a few seconds of my thoughts. She is no longer of any interest to me, not even to snark. Don't give a durn what she does next. My life has taken a turn from disgust for her to my full-time life of reading, planting, sewing, quilting and writing to family. It's all good. Life is good for me and mine. Hang her and hers, don't give a hoot any more!

Katykat said...

I,for one, DO NOT want to see or hear about the Gosselin children "Giving Back." At six and ten years old, they have already given their privacy, their individuality, their childhoods, their souls. They owe no one anything.

Kate, on the other hand, could give back for all eternity and it wouldn't be enough for what she has willing taken from her own flesh and blood.

Anonymous said...

Hi. I'm in Kingsport, TN where Kate showed up today at a local Food City. I have to work or I would have been out there with a sign of some sort expressing how she should keep those kids at home and off tv but I just wanted to let you know it is pouring with rain and from I heard, there were not many people there to see her. A family member was there and took some pictures.. Yes purse boy was there too.

So Done! said...

Katykat...oh my but you had a good post. Very good point, that the Gosselin Children do not 'need' to give back, because they have given all they have and are for America's entertainment...it is Kate, Kate who needs to "give back" to everyone who volunteered, gave her donations, and who paid for her public assistance. But, of course Kate is NOT helping the people of PA, she is putting on a show.

Thanks for your insight.

Jane in California said...

thank you Anonymous for the info on the food drive today in TN. I'm torn - because I definitely would love to hear that they received many, many donations so that the needy people in the area will have food to eat. I really doubt Kate was any sort of draw - most people probably already planned on donating and didn't show up just to meet Kate or gawk at her children.

Merilee - great sentiments! I do post here regularly, but if ever I start to feel to involved in other people's lives, then I draw back and refocus myself on my own life and the here and now.

I think sometimes the best thing we can do to combat the wrongs we see done by others, is to be the best sort of person we can be and spread our love to those around us.

I Heart Buffy said...

The People cover...hmmm...If I recall, the last time she was on it, (bikini photo-shop extreme?) it sold terribly. I couldn't even pull up total sales, they were hidden so well. I still can't as a matter of fact. I tried again, just for funsies. Nothing. I really think this a bad PR move if true. I seriously think Katie Krieder (Kreider?) is going to be history soon. Her show will tank (let's face it, her kids just are not cute & cuddly anymore), Kate is a walking pariah, no one can relate to her anymore, she has been off the radar for far too long, & again, her kids just are not special. They are everyday kids we see everyday out & about. That is actually a good thing. They NEED to be normal, everyday kids.

If this People cover happens, I think it will do more damage. And when these God-awful travel shows air, I hope like hell that people don't tune in. Seriously. She is not worth our time.

Kat said...

IMO the reason for traveling to TN for Charity is because their home town does not want her type of help, they dont want to contribute to the exploitation of the children.

so sick of her said...

Ok, I jumped the gun, with my post(it was early and I thought it was thursday), but it has been hours, and there are only 2 pics, one of Kate, and another of Kate and the kids in green t-shirts, sitting behind a table. There are presently 2 articles on the event(only one comes up on google), with K8 at the event and that is it. The rest of the articles are about the Apr 4th show, and most of the comments are very negative, most say they are not watching and she should get off TV. The one article about the food drive, the comments call her basicly a fraud, fake and lier and she should get off TV. Kate and TLC get no praise from me. If TLC really wanted to make this event believable they should have had it in PA, in Kates town, spending that large amount of money to take, Kate and kids, nanies, purseboy and camera crew to TN, makes no sense, that money could have been donated to the food bank instead, and the fact Kate is getting paid to do this is beyond words. This is not giving back, Kate is a fraud, lier and cheap, greedy and selfish. This is not charity. It's a lie.

leeron said...

Agree on noone wants to help them...I live three miles from there house....and noone, noone gives a hoot about Katie Irene

so sick of her said...

I started to watch the Kate interview, about the food drive, I could only watch a few minutes, thought I was gonna PUKE, had to stop watching.. What a lier Kate is. She did not know about food banks, shelter etc. Where she been in a cave with a bag over her head. Sure Kate, you knew about these things years ago, you went to these places to get food and help. SHE IS BEYOND WORDS.

fidosmommy said...

Didn't Kate have to go to Tennessee
for this? I thought TLC arranged it for their reality stars to go to
Second Harvest locations to help out. I'm not too sure Kate had much choice about the matter if she is still under contract to TLC.

Buddy Valastro (the Cake Boss) was the first one I remember talking about it as a TLC venture.

It could be that TLC is working on
fixing its own image instead of worrying about Kate's image so much.

Just a thought - I can't cite any sources for this except Buddy's
talking about it some.

WonderButton said...

Went to church with my family tonight for Ash Wednesday. The readings were about giving alms to the poor, and how it should be done secretly. Not to be like the Pharases (sp?) who are loud and call attention to themselves so that everyone sees their good works. How far Kate has strayed from her early church-going days.

I do hope that there is some positive benefit to the food kitchen in all this. Those kids can probably relate to being hungry. (Remember the episode with the snacks when they were all excited because they got to eat a whole apple?)

Snow Globe said...

If this People cover happens, I think it will do more damage.

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It is the 2011 hardcover yearbook. It's already out, and can be yours for $33.95 - $22.41 on Amazon. It's only a small photo of her. She had to share the cover. Bet she didn't like that.

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

Just watched the interview at the food bank. Does she have to talk like a 15 year old, "like oh my god" does she have to? And what do we have here. The Gosselin Give Back. What a novel idea you useles t*t. Too little too late. You blew it. She sits there like a diva wanting us to believe she really enjoyed herself with the commoners, like nice Rhonda who was standing beside her while her trap couldn't stop blabbing BS about how this is just the beginning.
Yack.

so sick of her said...

According to one article, they got 1200 lbs of food. I do have to laugh at Kate: I don't want people to think we are doing this for publicity or filming this for the show, but to bring attention about hungry people, something like that. PLEASE! That Kate is exactly what you are doing. (this is about as far into that interview I went, up until she started to talk about she did not know what food bank etc was for) could not stand to listen to Kate any more.)

Shoka's Understudy said...

The interview with kate and the lady with the food bank was horrible!

Not the food bank lady, just kate!

kate says oh, the kids can put their food in the backpack and it is all camuoflaged and:

ON THE LOWDOWN!!!

Is she just pure stupid? This is SO offensive! This really ticked me off. also, when they were signing off the man interviewer said that the food bank lady was our local big star. And she was humbled, and kate jumped up and said, Hey, that is the 2nd TIME today someone said that!!! like she couldn't believe someone would say that about the food bank lady and not about her! (DWTS, People, TV show reality star), but a regular person who works a wonderful and rewarding job.

Jealous...Witch?

Also, kate said this was all new Gosselin Gives Back. Well, now the only FILMING they can do now is a CHARITABLE ONE! but, the thing is kate still gets star treatment, limos, spas, NOBU just to attend a charity event, and most of all, her big fat paycheck and 8 little crumbs for the children's bank accounts.

Also, kates hair is looking extremely thinner. It is amazing that she has paid thousands upon thousands for her hair and it looks like she has done home treatments with PurseBoy on her hair.

capslock said...

On the Wendy Williams show, Life & Style said Kate was on a photo shoot WITHOUT the kids and was with Steve the whole time. Also stayed an extra two or three days after the shoot was over?! Any new confirmations on this? I haven't been here in awhile. Thanks!

Duck said...

I don't buy she does any of this out of the goodness of her heart or that God calls her-she does this to recieve the paycheck TLC hands out. TLC is squeezing all the juice it can from this lemon-but I am not buying it. I have 3 kids and my husband is a fire fighter. I live daily knowing I may be telling my kids their Dad died at work today. I stay at home for all kinds of reasons-and we do OK. But the best I can do is haul my kids 2 hours away to the beach in an $850/week rental home once per summer. Gas is sooo expensive -even for our newest car a 1996- that we go almost no where. But we give to the community, the church and have a great family life-my kids are loved and well care for. Don't relate to someone who can take 8 kids on several dream vaccations per year and can go several states away to "help" the needy or live in that large a house with no real job. STAY HOME like the rest of us!!!! Give to YOUR OWN community (no I don't mean by selling donated items at yard sales). Not watching or buying anything TLC is selling. How about some programming for us common folk?

212 said...

I bet a local store donated it all of the food if Kate gave any,


come fast 2/12 :)

HI 50 said...

WHY would anyone believe she was HONESTLY concerned about hunger and the homeless?!

She whined & insulted the hungrey & homeless in SP Alaska! She stood under a tent, grumbling…”Why would anyone intentionally want to be homeless.” Then she b!t)ched & threw a tantrum, “There’s nothing to eat!” Threw a sandwich down & said, “I’m hungry!” Cooler filled with food, the Palins cooking burgers & hotdogs. Her son gave her a hot dog, she smelled & picked at the hot dog, refusing to eat the hot dog.

Seriously, HONESTLY, anyone believing she had a charitable epiphany has been conned again by Katie Irene Kreider. She’s using the hunger & homeless as a platform to rehab her b!t)ched out image. Pennsylvania HAS foodbanks, WHY didn’t she SAVE $$ & do charitable volunteering & helping these charities market their agency’s needs?

TLC’s film crew, filming for PROFIT, NOT charity. HONESTLY, filming for a show is not an alturistic act!

NO ONE BELIEVES HER!! OOops, except for her delusional idol worshippers.

Sunrise, Sunset said...

On the Wendy Williams show, Life & Style said Kate was on a photo shoot WITHOUT the kids and was with Steve the whole time. Also stayed an extra two or three days after the shoot was over?! Any new confirmations on this?

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Do you mean the photo shoot in Mexico, where she said that it was the first time she was ever out of the country (she had been in Canada previously, but I guess she considered Canada part of the United States)? That was in September, and they didn't take the children along. The airbrushed photos appeared in People.

Was there a more recent photo shoot?

Jane in CA said...

I hear ya Duck!

We're supposed to be impressed that Kate makes her 8 children work, yet again, on this school break, so she can pretend she gives a darn about the needy people in TN? Apparently in an interview about her appearance, she claims or admits to not even knowing about food banks or the fact that many people are seriously struggling right now. Self-absorbed nitwit that she is, I can totally believe that.

Can't See Sheep said...

Shoka's Understudy said...
kate made plenty of money last year, (3.5 million), so there is no reason to drag the children everytime they have a few days off from school to film to make money.
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But there is a reason to drag them everywhere (in k8's mind), it keeps them from spending time with Jon. I believe k8 has noticed this little bonus. Not only does she get to travel, get paid & stay in espensive places, but she gets to stick it to Jon where it'll hurt him most. Unfortunately she's too narcissistic to see what it will do to her children & her future relationships with them. The judge already let her have them on Jon's time because it was work related, I wouldn't be suprised if this continued & k8 is easiy that evil to purposely continue it. Hopefully it won't be able to continue for long.

ChurchMouse said...

I've volunteered at a Food Bank and it's a lot of work, hauling bags and boxes.

Then there is the sorting of the food, checking for expiration dates, and putting the items away correctly, making sure to rotated any old stock closer to the front.

There's also packing bags for different size families, following a list of items, being careful not to get things mixed up, and then hauling the full bags to the proper location until distribution.

I'm guessing all Ms. Gosselin will do will be seen "receiving" donated items, saying a gushy "Thank You," and passing off the real work to the real volunteers.

ChurchMouse said...

I don't know whether to post this here or on the "Propaganda" post.

Just saw a short vid of Ms. Gosselin being interviewed about the food bank.

It's bad.

It's really bad.

She starts off with, "To be honest,"--which means "I will be lying soon."

She doesn't disappoint, as she then states, "It's helping, giving back, and being aware. I am guilty of hearing that food banks are collecting food and you kind of let it go in one ear and out the other. We are here not to show, Oh look what the Gosselins did, good deeds on T.V. That's not our aim. Our aim is to bring awareness."

She is wearing three-inch high heels. Who the BLEEP wears high heels to volunteer to work?

She babbles on about how she was unaware of the hunger problem in America.

She lets it be known, in no uncertain terms, that the kids have a lot more volunteering to look forward to. A LOT more. Not herself, just the kids.

I am off to the Silkwood showers to see if I can scrub off all of the horsepuckey.

ChurchMouse said...

This whole, "Gosselin Giveback" persona just makes me ill.

Lady, if you want to teach your kids about the merits of volunteer work, one of the chief principles is to do it without expecting anything in return.

These kids will most likely be filmed every time there is a "Gosselin Giveback." That's a commercial for your show, Ms. G., not actual charity work.

You want to do some charity work? Just show up at a local PA pantry every week and quietly help out. They need the volunteers and they don't need the hassle of cameras.

Of course, it might be that TLC has it in her contract that she can't even do volunteer work on her own. Who knows what complicated contract she signed. AGAIN--had she been working for a Union show, she would have had better representation and better re-negotiating support from SAG/AFTRA.

Sorry to go on about this topic so much, but as a volunteer, this just makes me so darned mad. Harumph, Harumph, Harumph.

Miranda said...

On the Food Bank TV interview, Kate is her usual lying self, feigning interest and concern for others. She says, "I told my kids, this is only the beginning for us, it's the beginning of the Gosselin Give Back."

Too little, too late.
No matter what she says, she can never hide that cold, reptillian look that's always in her eyes.

Oh, and the interviewer guy said to her, "Since you're giving back, I heard that one of your dreams is to be a Nascar driver. The 50th anniversary Bristol Motors Pace Car -- the gold one -- is parked right outside [for her to take a drive in it.]"

Ill-mannered and greedy as always, Kate couldn't just say thank you for what was offered and STFU...noooo, she had to grab as much as she could get. She immediately asked if she could "really" drive it -- around the track. The guy said he could arrange that.

No surprise that it didn't occur to "Give Back Kate" that the gas money wasted on her entertainment could be better used to buy food for the food bank.

so sick of her said...

Ok, the amount of food that was taken in was 12,000 lbs, not 1200. Missed a zero. That first article, the comments are split. Someone posing or is someone from that foodbank, was blasting the negative comments. Why I say this is that sheeple will pose as others. This person if they do work for the foodbank really does not know Kate or watched her shows. I dislike Kate and I have in the past given to diasters, animal shelters and recently gave to a food drive from my pantry(I'm still unemployed)I've also donated my mothers clothes, most of which were never woren(she lost a lot of weight, so I had to buy new). There are also sheeple there who are blasting every negative person there who made a comment. I liked the one who posted saying: I don't need Kate making me aware of hunger, I've known for years and so has everyone else. Kate is not sincere.

Momof2 said...

See...not only is there money in child exploitation but Kate has figured out there's money in exploiting the disadvantaged.

Kate and her traveling labor camp will travel to where the "need is greatest" ...the kids will do all the work, she will pretend to write a check, TLC will film it for the "Gosselin Give Back" crusade and the money will start rolling in.SICK

When she said "this is only the beginning", she wasn't kidding folks.

15minutesoffameup? said...

If it's not been posted yet, here's the link to my local paper where Kate and kids were yesterday. The article is on top and video is on the bottom.

http://www.timesnews.net/article.php?id=9030411

She is a Cow said...

I refuse to watch the clip of Kate's interview, as I cannot stomach even a second of it!

But if it is true that she admits to not even knowing about food banks and the need for food banks then she is even more despicable than I ever thought! What an embarrassment! She was the recipient of food, diapers and clothes when she was in need. How can she possibly be so aloof? The fact that she is supposed to be a "role model" for 8 children boggles my mind.

so sick of her said...

Ok, a few more things: Kate contradicts herself in the interview, by saying she heard about foodbanks and homelessness(even made a not nice comment about homelessness on Palins show) of going in one ear out the other, then says she knows nothing about foodbanks, homelessness etc. Is Kate just stupid or she does not think logically when she talks. We know she has poor memory.(like bashing Jon on TV , saying stuff and not going through with it, making statements that she does not do)Cando Kate, Kate does charity once in a while, when it is convenient for publicity. Oh, an that one article said that Kate finished signing autographs and left, did not stick around to talk to the fans or people who donated. So I guess that means the filming was over, time to leave. Were not filming, no one gets a pic or autograph. Who does that? I've met celebs over the years and they would stay till everyone got a autograph or pic and if it were an event they would stay an talk to the workers and sign autographs and take pics with them(after the event). Kate your a phoney.

Momof2 said...

Yep...told ya..

"Ron Bonacci, Food City vice president of marketing, said Gosselin’s visit is part of an initiative she plans to spell out in an upcoming season of the show, where she will go to different parts of the country volunteering her time for charities."
............
A new season dedicated to filming how "charitable" she is and exploiting the disadvantaged...as long as TLC films it and she can profit from it.

This is a new low.

so sick of her said...

Momof2: This sounds like TLC is combining Twisted Kate with Kate plus slaves into one show. I think this is TLC tryin to fill the contract. They had promised her Twisted Kate, that is not goin happen cause we all know how popular and loved Kate is, without the kids. So do both shows as one. Which will be as you and I agree on: Kate will do it , if it is filmed. When filming is done Kate is done. So if it is 15 min, 20 min one hour of filming, when that done Kate is done and leaves. I sure back at the hotel she will whine/bitch/complain and make fun of. That is so Kate! Too little, too late! Still won't watch.

AMD said...

"...volunteering her time for charities"

It is not volunteering one's time if one is getting paid (by TLC) for doing it.
And...if she's not doing it for filming purposes, as she stated in her interview, then why is it being filmed?
Such a sham!

Momof2 said...

You can't "volunteer" your time when you're getting paid for it..

Cheetah said...

What Kate is doing cannot be labeled "volunteering", since a volunteer works without being paid. Kate is being paid a large amount to do what little "help" she is doing.

so sick of her said...

Oh, in the interview, that someone else saw the whole thing, they said that, the guys that was interviewing Kate , mentioned , that Kate said she had on her list that she wants to drive a race car. The guy said that they had a NASCAR outside if Kate wanted to drive it. Course Kate being that self-center person she is, made it about herself yet again. So, don't be surprised if in the show, she is driving a race car. Selfish woman. And how can TLC and Kate call this charity9giving back), when Kate will be paid to be at these places. BS!

barbee said...

Well, here she comes to save the world. She's goikng to fly all over the country to spend a lousy two hours at a food pantry? How often will it be interesting to see her with her smug attitude 'giving back'? And just HOW is she giving back? She's being paid to stand there and take stuff. I realize she doesn't get to keep the stuff, but she SURE knows how to TAKE it. She's had years of experience doing that.

There is NO interest in watching her and the kids do some photo'ed and paid for good deeds. To me, that's a JOB not a good deed!

Leigh Ann said...

"Ron Bonacci, Food City vice president of marketing, said Gosselin’s visit is part of an initiative she plans to spell out in an upcoming season of the show, where she will go to different parts of the country volunteering her time for charities."
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It's not like she has any kind of a skill to offer. She just shows up and smiles for the camera. Now a show about a home ec. person who teaches soup kitchens new, economical and tasty recipes or a seamstress who teaches people how to sew their own clothes or something would be an interesting show. Something that leaves the recipient organization in a better place. Kate's just going to do something they already have local volunteers doing and would get done anyway. Maybe the publicity might help, but how many people are really interested in seeing her.

And the question is, will it be just her or will the kids be dragged all over the place, too. If it's just her and does it actually work out, it could really be a benefit. The kids could stay home, hopefully with Jon, have a little more privacy and Kate would have a job.

ChurchMouse said...

"Ron Bonacci, Food City vice president of marketing, said Gosselin’s visit is part of an initiative she plans to spell out in an upcoming season of the show, where she will go to different parts of the country volunteering her time for charities."
from http://www.timesnews.net/article.php?id=9030411

Umm, Ms. Gosselin? It's not called volunteering IF YOU GET A BLOODY PAYCHECK FOR DOING IT.

ChurchMouse said...

Twenty (Monopoly) bucks says the next place to volunteer will be for something soldier/service personnel related.

Word of advice, Ms. G? Don't talk about how hard it was to be on bed rest for 30 weeks to soldiers or their spouses. Just a helpful hint.

Can't Stop Laughing said...

I hope Kate threw a hissy fit when TLC informed her all this upcoming charity work was the only thing they can think of for her to do now.

Tick-tock.

She is Sickening said...

Yep...told ya..

"Ron Bonacci, Food City vice president of marketing, said Gosselin’s visit is part of an initiative she plans to spell out in an upcoming season of the show, where she will go to different parts of the country volunteering her time for charities."

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Well this should backfire nicely. No one can stand the woman. What charity would consider her a draw, especially when they find out how she just abruptly left the food bank when the cameras were turned off.

If this is her new thing, why can't she leave the kids out of it! This must be the re-tweaked Twist of Hate!

UGH! Get me a bucket.....

mama san said...

again, when was the last time Kate bought milk for the kids? I want to see it on a receipt. BTW, the head of Discovery legal department was down-sized on March 1!

Ladylou said...

Sorry Kate... we see through you!
Everything you do is arranged by TLC as they flash a paycheck at you.
You are self centered & self absorbed and the 8 children will turn out to be just like you, spoiled and think money comes before all else.
If you would have had the brains (you certainly have the ability) to arrange the charity work on your own w/o TLC we would be the first to congratulate you.
But true to your form you prove you do nothing unless you get
something in return. How sad.
I feel only sorry for
"Kate Plus 8... who are just
oh so FAKE!"

fidosmommy said...

Momof2 said...
"Ron Bonacci, Food City vice president of marketing, said Gosselin’s visit is part of an initiative she plans to spell out in an upcoming season of the show, where she will go to different parts of the country volunteering her time for charities."

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How about "where she will travel first class to different parts of the country volunteering her children's time for charities"

Trina said...

Obviously Kate's greediness and lack of popularity have led the producers to have her "give back" instead of just running around taking wonderful trips and spending tons of money on trips no parent of 8 could afford. It also seems like this trip was for her to drive the Nascar car for the cameras and the food bank was second.

Leigh Ann said...

Were not filming, no one gets a pic or autograph. Who does that? I've met celebs over the years and they would stay till everyone got a autograph or pic and if it were an event they would stay an talk to the workers and sign autographs and take pics with them(after the event).
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I haven't had many celebrity experiences, but Maya Angelou came to my town for a talk. I worked for the newspaper and she refused to talk to our reporter, told our photographer if he took a flash photo she would walk off stage (there was no announcement made about no flash photos and lots of people were taking them) and didn't sign autographs, meet people or anything. There probably aren't many celebrities/public figures out there like that, but they're are a few, Kate's certainly not the only one. She may have cut it short, but she did sign some autographs.

anotherthing... said...

wife of a pap people...

Interesting post. Im surprised more people havent jumped on your comment about Steve living at the 'McMansion' and rarely going home. And the possiblity of Kart pressuring him to marry her.

The other items you brought up were not a surprise: the fact that she has a terrible reputation for being mean, that she has had trouble booking things, that TLC cant find her show arrangements etc.

The thing about purse boy though, is a bit surprising. I say this only because I never really paid much mind to it. I know there has been a lot of talk on this blog about it.

But eh- I find it all a bit boring. Shes a miserable beast in my mind, and I cant quite wrap my head around how a man could be with her voluntarily. So I never could get into the topic. I know that just sounds catty, but I am being quite serious.

So... I guess what I am asking is... is this the next 'over-haul' of 'can-do kate'? The new family? The meet your new daddy show? The newly wed kate? What the crap?

Because Ive read the latest posts about Kate and fam doing charity work and how thats what theyre going to try and sell for the new season...

...and lets face it, not a single soul is going to buy that pile of smelly, stinky, b.s. Kart has no heart and no one will ever believe she does based on what she has shown America over the past 'seasons' of the show. No charity work or volunteering will undo what she has done to her kids or Jon.

so sick of her said...

Ok, just read that Kate was dismissive of people at that event, and demanded a police escort through the little airport and to the hotel. Cause Kate thinks she an a-lister. Everyone here who said Kate had to do this cause TLC made her do it. Clap, cheer, blow a horn. That is exactly what happened. She is disgusting!

Ohio Buckeye said...

Momof2 said...
"Ron Bonacci, Food City vice president of marketing, said Gosselin’s visit is part of an initiative she plans to spell out in an upcoming season of the show, where she will go to different parts of the country volunteering her time for charities."

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Is this how they decided to tweak "Twisted K8"?

Can you imagine being a volunteer and having the likes of K8G show up, demanding her usual special STAH! treatment and getting in the way of the real volunteer work?

Nauseating.

Diva Not said...

http://www.hollywoodlife.com/2011/03/10/kate-gosselin-food-bank-police-escort-airport-tennessee/
What a diva.

chesterctymom said...

Hey TLC- here's a suggestion...Have KHATE visit the food pantry and homeless shelter in Reading...20 minutes from the Konpound...

Ampersmom said...

As someone that lives in the area - requesting an escort for the airport and even to the hotel is beyond me. To give someone an idea of how small the airport is - there are only 7 gates - one main runway and one secondary runway. Only 5 airlines even fly into the airport.

Unless there is a NASCAR race going on, this is NOT a crowded airport. There would be no need for "extra" security.

Besides, was someone (TLC or Kate) going to reimburse the police for the extra costs? Yeah, we know the answer to that too.

ChurchMouse said...

Ohio Buckeye said...
"Is this how they decided to tweak "Twisted K8"?"

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Yes.

With Kate Twisting the arms of her kids to do the "volunteer work."

Pattypanda said...

I couldn't stand any longer that Kate's "act" this week was considred volunteering.

Volunteering is the practice of people working on behalf of others or a particular cause without payment for their time and services. ...
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Volunteering

I send the following to TLC viewer relations:

Dear TLC
Dragging Kate Gosselin and her staff of nannies, fake bodyguard, extended hotel stays, first class airfare, dining out, is not considered volunteering. She was being filmed for your network and being paid. Why didn't she do an actual volunteer act at her local food bank, that did not involve working her children during their spring break. You were filming the children, that is considered work. You are very deceitfully bypassing any laws that the state of PA has enacted. She could have gone to the same local Second Harvest for a quick day trip not involving her children while they are in school. You are just facilitating this useless user. At least send the poor worthless human being for some education on public speaking. Why don't you enroll her at the local community college for some classes on public speaking. It's not like she is busy during the day, doing anything besides primping herself. You should be embarrassed that she represents your network when she begins an interview with "honestly". Every time she uses that word it means she is lying. She has a track record of lying. She is not watchable with all the ums that she uses as fillers because she cannot remember her talking points. I once was a fan when the show appeared to be about an honest couple trying to raise a surprise bunch of babies and the struggle. The falsehood of it all it too well documented, from the fake wedding vow renewal, which was inexcusable. Kate is not well liked by very many.

wife of a pap people said...

anotherthing said......

I understand what you are saying, but according to a bunch of people who have experience with her and him in NY, LA and several other occasions, she trusts no one except him, the bodyguard. No one goes near her. He is respectful of the Paps and that they are making a living, most of them, that is what they do, accomplished photographers that also have other businesses. Yet, time after time, she has screamed terrible things at them, she rolls down the window of her limo and screams. The photographers banded together a long time ago, not to run for her photo.

Now, no one wants her photo. No one cares, no outlets offer any money. It would take her getting engaged to Steve or something big like her getting back with Jon to get her publicity now.

I have no info on Steve getting a divorce, did her or didn't he? How would we find out from NZ? We can't. We never see his wife, do we?

Kate is over, her kids are over, so far over that as I said, it would take something major. If Kate lost her house, can you imagine how many people would want to read that?

All people want to read about Kate is something horrendous now or what I wrote above. That is the only way she would get a cover on a magazine, even a 4th string magazine. That would be one that steals articles from top stringers like People.

Sorry I couldn't answer more, but I only know what I overhear and my hubby tells me. But be assured, no paps run after Kate any longer, no one cares.

My hubby says very often "we have to get shots while they are going thru their 15 min" which means anyone making news. Kate's is way over times 9.

It is hard on the way down that ladder as there are no rungs to step on, you just slide down until your ass hits the sidewalk. ha ha ha ha ha ha and Kate is hanging on the sides of the ladder right now.

E-town Neighbor said...

Yet, time after time, she has screamed terrible things at them, she rolls down the window of her limo and screams.

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

Such as...??


"Of course, she forgets about Mt. Joy and how much unemployment there is in that town, that she was born and raised in for a large part of her life before her parents bought land and moved."

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Kate was born in 1975 in Hershey, not in Mt. Joy. The Kreiders bought 26 acres in the 1970s. Kate didn't live in Mt. Joy "for a large part of her life." When her parents applied for the campground permit in 1984, their residence on Elizabethtown Road had already been built and the family had moved there.

"No one brought any of her books in for an autograph. No one took any pictures that I saw. I did hear the bodyguard say, "do not take pictures of the children"

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There are personal accounts online from some who brought her last book with them to sign.

K8. Fan. No more. said...

I'd like to see Kate come stay at my house for a week, with my husband, 3 dogs, and 3 boys under 10 with NO NANNY in my 'tiny' 2000 square foot one story house in a small town with a tight schedule, a tight buget, and NO TARGET. That would make for good TV AND I'd come home to some really "happy to see mommy" guys!!!
She acts like being a single mom to 8 is SOOOOO tough. And I'm sure it is, WITHOUT a maid, housekeeper, nanny, bodyguard, and 3 million dollars!!!!!
The pity party is over Kate. Move on or move over.

katie said...

I wonder if the local Food Banks in Philly didnt let TLC come in to flim.

I also wonder if she will have the kids eat a meal there. So, she can have a night off of cooking.

Sharla said...

Barnaby, your questions should be answered by 14 and 16 in the rules section.

Rainy Days & Thursdays said...

katie said...

I wonder if the local Food Banks in Philly didnt let TLC come in to flim.

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She doesn't have to go all the way to Philly. There are local food banks in Berks County where she lives.

"I also wonder if she will have the kids eat a meal there. So, she can have a night off of cooking."

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Where?

so sick of her said...

Ok, read this at another site. Also in that interview, right at the end, Kate made a comment, about wanting to go to Egypt or Asia to go to an orphanage so she can bring supplies and hold babies. So she is suggesting to TLC she go to Egypt or Asia, does she not read the papers or watch the news? That is not a good place to be these days too dangerous. Oh, yeah, Jon mentioned one time that Kate never watches the news or reads the paper. I guess that real realist reality is too much for Kate to understand or handle. LOLOLOL.

JoyinVirginia said...

This sounds so boring and desperate. I have helped at my church's food bank. You do NOT bring little kids to a place where you need to do physical work and get a job accomplished in a short period of time. Folks who volunteer are asked to LEAVE THE KIDS HOME or to COME VOLUNTEER WHILE THE KIDS ARE IN SCHOOL! It is awful these kids got dragged there, and you can bet that they slowed down the real work of the food bank.

Also - the food bank was in operation and folks were supposed to come in and get their groceries and be filmed? No, thank you! The building where I work, allows it's parking lot to be a distribution site for the mobile food pantry for local city once a month. A truck from the food bank comes once a month and people from the neighborhood can come and get groceries. Most of them have no transportation except the city bus, and getting to the main food bank would be a hardship. Local TV station came to do a story and were very respectful, filmed the TRUCK from a distance away, and only showed one food bank patron who agreed to an interview.

WHY couldn't Ms. Kreider and the Krew help a local charity? THAT is what I want to know. How come the kids had to be dragged out on a plane ride again the minute they have a few days off from school?

DUCK said...

According to her definition of volunteering, she has been a "volunteer" MOM for awhile. Way to help out Kate!!!!!!!

Miranda said...

No wonder the 8 didn't seem to understand why they were at the Food Bank -- how was that experience any different from the "volunteering" they've been forced to do since they were born -- or, more accurately, since they were conceived and Kate decided that they had to "Give Back" -- to her.

Shoka's Understudy said...

I hope and pray that everyone that tried or went to the Food Bank today where kate was, was able to get what exactly they needed to feed their family.

Here is a wonderful idea I heard on CBN about something you could donate to a food bank. Unusual. A lady lived in Chicago and it was her little boys birthday. She took buses and trains to the Food Bank and prayed all the way there that they would have something for her son for his birthday.

God provided. Someone had donated birthday baskets for girls and boys. In the basket that she got for her son was a box of cake mix, a bottle of oil, frosting, candles plates napkins cups and some toys.

The mother was so happy. I have always wanted to do that donate birthday baskets. She had tears running down her face because she had found him something nice for his birthday.

I wish that I would of been in that line today, she would never, ever forgot me!

Like I always have said, kate is despicable.

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

TLC took her to Tn because she would not walk around the Foodbank neighborhoods in Phila, Reading, etc., she was afraid as they are in the midst of run down homes of the unemployed, poverty stricken and elderly who are alone.

She is a farce, get over yourself you nasty human being.

Go volunteer at your children's school, work with your children. You poor excuse for a mother and I do mean that. Those 8 are so confused and sad, they enjoy nothing in their lives except getting away from you.

Very sad lives they lead with no family, no relatives and the saddest part, those relatives are alive and don't live far from you
you....Mother of the Year

ChurchMouse said...

"so sick of her said...
Ok, read this at another site. Also in that interview, right at the end, Kate made a comment, about wanting to go to Egypt or Asia to go to an orphanage so she can bring supplies and hold babies..."

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May we have the link for this? Thanks.

ChurchMouse said...

Hey, Ms. Gosselin:

Why not support a really good cause?

It's called, "A Minor Consideration."

You can donate as much time there as you'd like.

E said...

I notice too that her attire walking through the airport is sedated; hair is pulled back, v-neck T with leggings. Smells very very carefully planned.

Leigh Ann said...

"Ron Bonacci, Food City vice president of marketing, said Gosselin’s visit is part of an initiative she plans to spell out in an upcoming season of the show, where she will go to different parts of the country volunteering her time for charities."

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The only way that's going to work is if Kate actually does some work. No one is going to watch week after week just to see her stand around. And Kate's not going to do any of the heavy lifting. No one would watch Dirty Jobs or Undercover Boss if the person just stood around and watched. The draw is watching the main person (the host of Dirty Jobs or whoever the boss of the week is) actually work and see how well they do and their reactions.

Leigh Ann said...

his sounds so boring and desperate. I have helped at my church's food bank. You do NOT bring little kids to a place where you need to do physical work and get a job accomplished in a short period of time. Folks who volunteer are asked to LEAVE THE KIDS HOME or to COME VOLUNTEER WHILE THE KIDS ARE IN SCHOOL! It is awful these kids got dragged there, and you can bet that they slowed down the real work of the food bank.
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I think most food banks you have to be something like 14 to volunteer. You have to be able to work without constant supervision for one thing. And then there's liability. My daughter is a Brownie and her troop has donated food to the food bank and gotten the grand tour, but they're a few years away from being able to actually volunteer. And since they have to wait they're looking forward to when they can. There really are few place that young children can volunteer.

barbee said...

It was maybe a carefully planned arrival outfit but she looked like hell and who the hell was the huge grin for? Oh, that's right, BG/BF was there and probably in front pushing and shoving the hordes out of her way.

HW said...

ChurchMouse said...
Twenty (Monopoly) bucks says the next place to volunteer will be for something soldier/service personnel related.

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Oh in the name of all that is good and holy, I hope you are wrong. I am a Marine mom and our brave military men and women do not need to be bothered with the likes of Kate Gosselin. Although it would be funny to watch her flirt with a young man in uniform so he could...um....maybe....give her an elbow to the temple or something - just to silence her for a moment.

Let's send Kate to Libya. She does like to travel.

Katie needs a new image (again) said...

I believe the picture of her walking through the airport in the leggings and gray t shirt was taken in Australia. I have not seen any new pap photos of her in a Tennessee airport, unless I am mistaken.

so sick of her said...

Churchmouse: This interview was at the radio station:
http://www.wcqr.org/pages/studio/mornings/
click on podcast radio archive it is called: Gosselin on breakfast radio at mark: 5:15 to 5:20. Kate does not talk into the mic so you will have to turn your sound up to hear what she is saying.

E-town Neighbor said...

"You are a sheeple who does not live in E Town or you would be agreeing with the area being under terrible unemployment. Lancaster outlets no longer bring in the business they use to, there is not the industry there use to be in that area."

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LOL!! I don't think so! Fido, Jane, other regs on here -- am I a sheeple? ;-)

I didn't say that the area doesn't have unemployment. We haven't come out of the recession unscathed.

Kate did not live in Mt. Joy for the greater part of her life. Kate was not born in Mt. Joy. Kate was born in 1975 in Hershey, which is not what you initially wrote. I pointed out an error in your statement, nothing more, nothing less. Go back and read your post. Her parents bought the land and built the house BEFORE 1984 when they applied for a permit to build the campground, so if she was born in 1975 and the house was built by the time they applied for a permit to build the campground in 1984, it means that she did not live in Mt. Joy for the greater part of her life. She lived on Elizabethtown Road in Hershey while she was growing up and going to MCCS. It is NOT in Mt. Joy. That's a fact, not an opinion, not something that was read online in a bio that may or may not be correct.

I've lived here my entire life -- born and raised here. I know the area well. I know the industry, the school system, the demographics, the people. How does that make me a sheeple? Just because someone lives in the same area where Kate grew up, do you think that they support her by being die-hard fans? On the contrary! We, who know her, can see right through her. She doesn't pull the wool over our eyes, as she does with the sheeple.

"Campgrounds were bought by her parents with hard earned money. Her
parents did not teach her to be the money grubbing, mean person she is."

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Do you know her parents? Obviously you must, if you know where their money came from to purchase the acreage in South Londonderry and what they taught her or didn't teach her while she was growing up, or did this come from a "bio"? Have you spoken to them recently about the circus that is the Gosselin show?

I'm off to do some shopping in an area where you say I don't live -- Rockville, Tanger and our newest outlet on Route 30 -- Mill Creek Square. Since you know that I'm not from around here, I won't have to worry about spending too much money in an area where I won't be!

E-town Neighbor said...

It's time for Kate to stand on her own, sink or swim. If the food bank or anyone else wants her to appear and promote them, then just send Kate and her boyfriend along. Let the children remain at home with their father.

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Jane, I don't think that this is an option. She is under contract with TLC, and so are the children. If this is something that is mandatory under the contract (supporting TLC's platform) then she must do it WITH the children. This is why our PA judge denied Jon's request for them to not be dragged to Alaska -- because it was work-related, they needed to go.

It will be interesting to see once their contract is up (and if it's not renewed) how charitable she will be if she's not being paid to "give back."

Katykat said...

"And this is just the beginning..."

Hmmm...what's next TLC and Kate? Dragging the children to a hospital to have them type matched to see which one of them is eligible to donate a kidney? Then we hear Kate saying, "Honestly, I really wanted to do it myself, but um, I have to work...but the truth is the patient, what's his name, should really be thanking ME because if it wasn't for ME, that kidney wouldn't even be here to donate. Sooo...he better remember that I saved his life."

No Worry, Beef Curry said...

Very observant, E.

Typically, Kate likes to dress like a prostitute in the airport when she is going on FUN trips. The trip to TN was primarily TLC's sick attempt at image repair. This year, nearly every blogger comment and related articles, have been negative press.

It is my belief, that it's too late for Kate! At any rate, I won't be watching any of the upcoming episodes. I'm beyond done.

Sharla said...

Please remember NO personal attacks on other commenters. You may snark about Kate all day, but not about other commenters. If you do not believe another person's account or do not agree with their opinion, that is absolutely your right, but please be careful how you phrase your disagreement.

Forie said...

IMO, the reason the kids don't interact with anyone is because they are severly undernourished in the social aspect of their lives, having never been allowed to interact with anyone other than their siblings.

Mom In Lancaster County said...

"IMO, the reason the kids don't interact with anyone is because they are severly undernourished in the social aspect of their lives, having never been allowed to interact with anyone other than their siblings."

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While it's true that there a pack mentality due to Kate keeping them together as a unit, they have been allowed to interact with others. This is their second year at their school, and third year in a school environment (their first was the church pre-school). Socialization most likely is difficult for them, but since they are in school for five full days a week, there is quite a bit of interaction going on, both with their peers and with adults there. There has to be - they don't live in a vacuum. Forty-five hours a week interacting with others is a good beginning in learning social skills.

Jane in California said...

Jane, I don't think that this is an option. She is under contract with TLC, and so are the children. If this is something that is mandatory under the contract (supporting TLC's platform) then she must do it WITH the children.
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and thus, I come full circle back to the spot I always seem to land (along with most if not all of the other regular posters here): Children on reality tv shows need much greater protections put in place via federal laws, to protect them from being over-worked and under paid.

TLC basically "owns" the rights to these children until the contract expires. It may have been posted at one point, but I don't remember -- anyone know when the contract should be up for renewal? Let's hope that TLC decides not to renew their "ownership" of these kids. Set them free!

fidosmommy said...

Mom in Lanc. Co, I hear you when you say the kids have great opportunities to interact with other kids at school.

However, do they? We out here in other parts of the country don't know if they actually can easily interact, or if it's something they are uncomfortable with. To me, there seem to be bossy ones who would run off other kids for not doing things their way, and very shy ones who would rather sit in a corner than risk being involved - or bossed around by a strong willed sibling in class. Like I said, that's a long distance view of things.

I hope against hope that their school time is normal and their friendships/interactions with other children are mostly positive
experiences. School can be a
wonderful sanctuary for some children.

WonderButton said...

Katie needs a new image (again) said...
"I believe the picture of her walking through the airport in the leggings and gray t shirt was taken in Australia. I have not seen any new pap photos of her in a Tennessee airport, unless I am mistaken."

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I thought the same exact thing. I think you're right.

Mom In Lancaster County said...

However, do they? We out here in other parts of the country don't know if they actually can easily interact, or if it's something they are uncomfortable with.

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Yes, they do interact and are encouraged to do so, and are helped in any way they can to make sure that school is their sanctuary. I really don't feel comfortable saying the level of their ease at interaction. Just know that they do interact with their peers and teachers. I will say that because of the way in which they are being brought up - grouped as a unit, this is quite possibly a struggle for one or more of them, and may very well continue to be until they are able to get back whatever is left of their childhoods.

We've seen what happened when they couldn't socially adapt to the school environment. Two of them were removed. It's a Catch-22. The kids being home-schooled would benefit greatly from being in school where they can interact with other kids. However, if their behavior is unacceptable and they cannot function well in school, then it isn't fair to their peers to have the rules being broken with no consequences. They simply couldn't stay there.

Any way you look at it, it's sad. They need that time to interact with their peers and teachers, and the only way I can see that happening is to cease filming, stop parading them around like the front unit in a band, and let them just be kids. Being in school full time is a good beginning; what would be better would be if this circus never happened. However, what's done is done; you can't undo the past. It's not too late, but unfortunately, it just doesn't seem that it's going to end anytime soon. And she just doesn't "get it."

Chaz said...

While it's true that there a pack mentality due to Kate keeping them together as a unit, they have been allowed to interact with others. This is their second year at their school, and third year in a school environment (their first was the church pre-school). Socialization most likely is difficult for them, but since they are in school for five full days a week, there is quite a bit of interaction going on, both with their peers and with adults there. There has to be - they don't live in a vacuum. Forty-five hours a week interacting with others is a good beginning in learning social skills.
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I am a "triplet," and my two sisters and I were very shy and clung together when we started school.

Mother would not allow the school to put us in different classes. We were our only best friends.

Then in high school, we each began to get our own friends and personality, but it was difficult for each of us.

I would say none of us benefited from being kept together for so long.

Socialization is very important and does not happen just because children become school age.

fidosmommy said...

Thanks Lanc Co Mom.

I guess I was just blessed in this area. I had neighborhood friends, swim team friends, church friends,
Girl Scout friends, etc. Within the school (large) I had playground friends, lunch friends,
and waiting for the bus friends. There were only a few "repeats" among all these groups and the interests were different in each group. It really was wonderful and helped me, a very shy person, to be able to interact with all different people.

hannah said...

Its bugs me that she took cops time away from someone who might o been really in need.

You arent the president Kate or have any threats on your life.

DIVA!!

Proud Grandma said...

There are a couple of reports TMZ I think, stating Khate demanded a police escort at the Tennessee airport where she arrived. Anyone got any more on that?

dustilies said...

Thanks to E-town Neighbor and Mom in Lancaster for great posts. It is indeed very sad that two of the kids can't function well enough to stay in K. My mom and I both volunteer teaching reading in public schools to young kids--usually 1-2nd graders who are WAY behind--and I have NEVER heard even a friend of a friend story about a kid being expelled from K.

Anyway, Jane, thank you also for raising the issue that TLC may just be running down the clock on the contract to keep Kate from marketing the kids to anyone else. Anyone who saw the E! episode on Kate and Jon saw the same little bits of film over and over and over--a sign that TLC has kept very tight control over the video of the kids.

In an entertainment contract or a book/art contract, the employer always has a lot of outs. They can always claim that the book ms. or video product was not up to expectations of quality or content and so won't be aired or published. So TLC never has to show another episode of K & 8 unless it wants to. Meanwhile, though the employee (Kate) can't work for anyone else. If it was a book ms. that she wrote herself *eye roll*, she'd be able to submit the ms. to other publishers only after the period of the contract expires.

As always, the rich corporation holds all the best cards. KG is a fool if she thinks otherwise.

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

It's easier for lazy, star-struck Kate to keep them together all the time. Can you imagine if they all wanted to go to friends' houses to play? All that driving to and fro would send Kate over the deep end. She would not tolerate it. I guess the helpers could do it but that wouldn't look good for her image as the world's most famous mother. Kate probably doesn't trust anyone in her little world. Letting her kids play somewhere else is risky business for her. She'd have to get to know the parents and trusting them would be difficult for someone like her. After all, she is a STAH and they might want to sell their story. Sounds like she only trusts Jamie and Steve. And dressing those kids alike has got to stop. There is no good reason to keep doing that unless she is trying to keep her brand going with her famous little 6 pack. Don't tell me Cara and Mady like the fact their siblings get all that attention and they don't. There will be fall out from that. 100%. It's bad enough in a family of two kids, one of them always feels like the other one gets favoured for whatever stupid reason it may be.

Florie said...

I think we have all seen from the recent expulsions at the school for the younger 2 kids that they do, in fact, have socialization issues. Just because they are in school with other kids all week does not mean they are easy to socialize. In fact with the 2 expelled, they seem to be having trouble still after 2 years.My opinion of course!

Mom In Lancast er County said...

Forie said, I think we have all seen from the recent expulsions at the school for the younger 2 kids that they do, in fact, have socialization issues. Just because they are in school with other kids all week does not mean they are easy to socialize.

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Nobody said that they were. I'm sorry if you misread my post as stating that just because the children are in school they are easy to socialize. You commented that the kids only interact with their siblings, and I explained that they do interact with their peers and adults. School certainly does help socialization skills. What is the alternative? To keep them home with only Kate and the nannies and crew members for interaction?

Kate sh** said, Don't tell me Cara and Mady like the fact their siblings get all that attention and they don't

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Isn't it possible that the twins are actually glad that their siblings get so much attention? Allowing the media and the filming to be centered on the little ones gives the twins more privacy. I would think that distancing each of them from the rest of the pack is actually a step in the right direction that will allow each girl to become her own person.

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