Monday, April 4, Australia Adventure (Season Two)

Kate and her eight are traveling to Australia! Watch the Gosselins ring in the new year in Sydney. Later, Kate attempts to go swimming with sharks, but will she be up for the challenge? And finally, the family meets real Australian aboriginals.


 
(60 minutes)

191 comments:

so sick of her said...

NOT WATCHING! Saw the pics from January and the info back then and that was more than enough for me. It was like watching the whole episode in pics. So no need to watch the show.

so sick of her said...

Oh, yeah, after this episode it says for April 11, they go to the Zoo there. Yes people another trip to the Zoo, not that we can't see the same animals here, at our own zoos. And I'm sure , it will be all about Kate.
SAME OLD SAME OLD BORING!

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

Check out the photo of Kate and and twins holding koalas. It's in that rivetting Cupcake magazine article. Someone said Kate is smiling like the donkey in Shrek. Couldn't have said it better myself.

so sick of her said...

Ok, there is an article at People online with video, of K8 at the Zoo, and Kate makes the comment to her kids that it is feeding time at zoo like it is at their house. How INSULTING to compare your children to Zoo animals. She hinting around that her kids eat like animals. God I would hate to be Maddy & Cara, and go to school and have the other kids make fun of me, cause my stupid mother said we ate like animals. Kate does not think before she talks.

Calico said...

I like in Australia and there was no publicity about their trip at all which is great. I didn't even know they'd been here. Poor, poor kids. It's a long way to travel to go to theme parks and see animals which could be seen in zoos in the States.

Sidney said...

At least one of the twins jumped off a building with a bungee cord. When it was Kate's turn, she cried tears like a baby. She says she "totally lost it." Yep, she was really scared.

Brummygirl said...

Not watching, am fed up with this circus!!

ChurchMouse said...

"And finally, the family meets real Australian aboriginals."

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As opposed to the fake Australian aboriginals.

Barbara in VA said...

Would never watch anything Khate was on and definitely nothing where the kids appear. Enough is enough.

"smiling like the donkey in Shrek", LMAO, exactly right!

Kate said...

Ok, there is an article at People online with video, of K8 at the Zoo, and Kate makes the comment to her kids that it is feeding time at zoo like it is at their house. How INSULTING to compare your children to Zoo animals. She hinting around that her kids eat like animals.
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I'm not a fan of Kate, but I don't know about that necessarily being inherently insulting. I grew up in a 5-kid family, and when we were all young, it got pretty crazy at mealtime. I've definitely heard my parents make zoo comments before, and it didn't really hurt any of our feelings, because there was just so much activity.

Now, if Kate is still saying that when the sextuplets are older, I would be offended too. And I am offended by most things she says, but I am actually willing to give her the benefit of the doubt on this one, although I'm sure her tone was much different from the way my parents used to say it.

SmileyGrl752 said...

Ok, there is an article at People online with video, of K8 at the Zoo, and Kate makes the comment to her kids that it is feeding time at zoo like it is at their house. How INSULTING to compare your children to Zoo animals. She hinting around that her kids eat like animals.

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On one episode of J&K + 8, they had gone to a farm (maybe it's the episode where they got organic beef? Not sure) but they saw cows and other animals, and Kate made the comment, "that's how it is at our house." I didn't think it was that insulting either; just that there was so much hustle and bustle and activity.

cossysmom said...

won't be watching. I can't stand one more minute of Kate talking to the camera instead of her children.

Tami said...

the kids SHOULD be rushing around at dinner like animals in a zoo. after all, their mother does enjoy keeping food and water from them. I'm sure they're hungry! maybe they want to try to get more than 1/4 of a sandwich and some grapes.

Feed Me, I'm Yours said...

the kids SHOULD be rushing around at dinner like animals in a zoo. after all, their mother does enjoy keeping food and water from them.

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Who says their mother feeds them? Some have reported that it's the housekeeper who cooks for them, and gives them their dinner. I'd believe that. She doesn't stay home long enough to cook and enjoy a meal with them.

so sick of her said...

When I first read of this I thought it was a April fool joke. Kate on Joy Behar and Cara Bungee jumping. So Cara went Bungee jumping? Is Kate totally out of her mind? So hungry for fame, she would risk her childs health/life? Does Kate even know the danger the sudden jerking motion does to a body of an adult, let alone a child? What about shaking? I once saw some show of a 12 yr old who was riding his bike and hit something and dislodged his brain from his neck, it was a whiplash motion, the kid survived, after several surgeries, and a orbital neck brace for a year. The doctors said that, that kind of trauma to the brain is fatal as in instant death. Sorry people 10 is way too young to bungee jump. I think here in the us you have to be 16 or 18. I know one of the Duggars girls turned 18, this past year and she wanted to go bungee jumping. the year before some of the older kids jumped, you had to be 18.
Kate & Smilegrl752: That may be true to when we grew up, but by todays standard and this is Kate Gosselin, who falls under the classic Freud of: what ever you say the first time you ment it! And most, if not all Kate means it, as an insult to her kids, of which if they are acting like animals in her house at any breakfast, or dinner, it is of Kates doing, it's her fault. But she would never take the blame for it.

kinman said...

So another episode with Kate being put into situations where she can be "scared", screech alot, talk and make weird faces to the camera, and finally face her fears and brag about how brave she is. It is all about her and they might as well just make a show about Kate because the kids seem to be an afterthought anyway; just being dragged along on Kate's misadventures. I think I will skip this one for sure. The other posters are right..we have seen the pictures for months, so what's new anyway? We have zoos and animals here.

fidosmommy said...

We've seen Kate stir things on the stove and pull things out of the oven, whatever that signifies.

We've also witnessed her eating a crisp salad while her kids eat chicken cacciatore that did not look at all appetizing to me. I bet a salad would have been preferred by the kids, too.

pinkdiamond611 said...

Gone With The Wind will be shown on Turner Movie Classics starting at 8:00 p.m. on Monday 4/4. I know how I will be spending my valuable time that evening.

Sing for Your Supper said...

I was thinking if one of her kids was going to do something that dangerous she should have to do it first. Sounds like TLC is finally making her earn her bread and butter. The sad part is they are going to keep messing around until one of the kids get hurt. I mean how do you top that? What is next?

Tami said...

the kids SHOULD be rushing around at dinner like animals in a zoo. after all, their mother does enjoy keeping food and water from them.

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Who says their mother feeds them? Some have reported that it's the housekeeper who cooks for them, and gives them their dinner. I'd believe that. She doesn't stay home long enough to cook and enjoy a meal with them.

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I'm sure it's both. I'm sure they have cooks and housekeepers, but sometimes Kate is forced to slap together something. It has been said her perks from TLC have been downsized since they don't regularly film now. She "claims" to only have her babysitter 3 days a week or something like that. I believe even TLC isn't stupid enough to not cut out some of her lavish perks.

The Sky's The Limit said...

At least one of the twins jumped off a building with a bungee cord. When it was Kate's turn, she cried tears like a baby. She says she "totally lost it." Yep, she was really scared.

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In New Zealand it's Sky Jumping, and there's no bungee cord involved. In bungee jumping, you use a cord, and "bungee" back up. In Sky Jumping, you just jump. You are attached to a tower and you free-fall at 85 mph. This is not bungee jumping.

http://www.skyjump.co.nz/

Kittie6 said...

Kate, bungee jumping/sky jumping? The same Kate that was too scared to climb steps to a lighthouse with her kids a couple of years ago? (ooops, I mean seasons)Um, ok.

donkey said...

My my my. How Kate has changed her tune. This is the same woman who refused to ice skate for fear she'd be injured and out of commision by doing so. Obviously, it was bullcrap and she just didn't want to ice skate, probably because she can't do it well and Jon was awesome at it. Also it was so silly since she could still bark orders at Jon while in traction, so what was she worried about? ;) heh heh.

And yes, she looks like the donkey from shrek in that picture with the twins and the koalas. And her poor little koala looks like it wants to jump out of her arms. Animals are very intuitive; notice how dogs tend to love doglovers and bark at those who dislike or are afraid of dogs? That koala probably realizes he is in the arms of a nut who would drop him the second a paparazzo reared his head. Lucky for the little lovebug, no one could be bothered to photograph her besides Steve.

Ladylou said...

I just watched the People video with the kids and the elephants. Oh EXCUSE ME... I meant Khate with the elephants.
She never ceases to get my dander up... it was all about her as usual.
"SHE" never fed the elephant.. "SHE" never did this never did that.
Who cares Khate?
I would have rather seen the kids enjoying themselves and talking about what a good time they had or didn't have.
This woman has to make everything about her. She is the most selfish evil looking woman I have ever seen.

Exhausted said...

Feeding time at the zoo? The kids eat like animals? Makes sense since these are the parents who tied feedbags to the kids when they were little and had cereal in the van. You plant corn, you get corn.

Monster Mommy said...

For Donkey-

Kart's own dogs clearly detested her... just like every living, breathing thing with a brain should. She's angry, mean-spirited, and just plain disgusting. I'd call her a pig, if not for the fact that it would be a slam at America's beloved 'boar-ish' community. (So noooooooot watching!)

Friendly Skies said...

so sick of her said...

When I first read of this I thought it was a April fool joke. Kate on Joy Behar and Cara Bungee jumping

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It's not bungee jumping. It's sky jumping, which is basically a free-fall jump when attached to a tower. There is no springing back up. In New Zealand, the minimum age is 10, so I would think that they consider that it is age-appropriate. A parent has to sign a waiver. What about BOTH parents signing a waiver?

That said, never in a million years would I allow my child to jump off, or bungee off a roof, let along a building, even under expert supervision and safety precautions. There are too many things that could go wrong.
I wonder if Jon knew about this.

Kia Ora said...

Please read the definition of sky jumping in NZ. Your still attached to a chord. We are not that crazy yet!
http://www.tourism.net.nz/attractions-and-activities/adventure/sky-jumping/

barbee said...

Who cares what the hell you call it, leaping off something high up tied to something is not the kind of stuff a 10 year old should be allowed to do, whether her mother is afraid to do it or not! If she knew enough to be afraid, then WHY would she feel it appropriate for a child to do it? And like she was afraid to ice skate with the possibility of injuring herself and not being able to take care of her 8 (count 'em, eight) kids, then WHAT was she thinking allowing Cara to put herself in peril? I mean, after all, who would watch the 3 tups Cara is responsible for if she got hurt? It is AMAZING (proper place for the use of this word, Kate) that no matter what we think, she CAN get dumber and show less sense.

Leaving On A Jet Plane said...

What happens on Tuesday at school? Do the children's peers get jealous because their parents can't afford or won't take them on an expensive vacation.

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Many of the parents can afford to take their children on such trips, and many of them do. There are students who travel extensively during the summer and on breaks, having been to many international countries. Some of them have lived abroad. Traveling is nothing new to them. The Gosselins are not unique in this respect, nor do they have exclusive bragging rights. Thank goodness. The last thing they need is to be ostracized.

path said...

I think it crazy & irresponsible to allow a 10-yr old to bungee jump. In the same breath, I hope Cara loved it. She seems so miserable in most "scenes" & photos. She loves & is good at sports and seems to want to try everything physical at least once (and she's good at it!). The list of stuff Kate won't do or try is long. She needs her daddy for the stuff she likes to do.

Tami said...

At least one of the twins jumped off a building with a bungee cord. When it was Kate's turn, she cried tears like a baby. She says she "totally lost it." Yep, she was really scared.

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In New Zealand it's Sky Jumping, and there's no bungee cord involved. In bungee jumping, you use a cord, and "bungee" back up. In Sky Jumping, you just jump. You are attached to a tower and you free-fall at 85 mph. This is not bungee jumping.

http://www.skyjump.co.nz/

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Doesn't matter. It's still not something she should be letting her kids do on vacation. Of course she is concerned with her own safety though. She will never forget to protect herself.

I'm Ready, Mr.DeMille said...

Does anyone else remember in the recent past (after the Alaska fiasco) Kate saying that "sky diving was definitely on her bucket list". Was this a precursor to the actual event?

Brummygirl said...

pinkdiamond611 said...
Gone With The Wind will be shown on Turner Movie Classics starting at 8:00 p.m. on Monday 4/4. I know how I will be spending my valuable time that evening.
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Kate should be "gone with wind" she blows enough of it!!

The Friendly Skies said...

Doesn't matter. It's still not something she should be letting her kids do on vacation. Of course she is concerned with her own safety though. She will never forget to protect herself.

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Nobody said that sky diving was safer than bungee jumping. Those kids shouldn't have been sky diving, bungee jumping, or parachuting out of airplanes -- either on vacation or off vacation.

such a dope said...

Within the private school community, the G8 may not be unusual in the traveling they do. Not everyone travels that much, but some sure do. One boy at my daughter's middle school had the opportunity to travel to Antarctica (not sure how/why, but he missed graduation for the trip). Anyhoo, where the G8 differs from EVERYONE ELSE, is that they really don't vacation, rather, they're working on camera away from home. And their mother brags on camera about their travels and demonstrates her ignorance with each word.

ron lee said...

I just listened to the video clip of their trip down younger...what a joke....she is not too bright....all she is in it for is the money......you know the kids are prompted what to say.....when is she going away?

so sick of her said...

Ron lee: did you notice that when Kate was on the couch, she made sure her girls were peaking out. I also can say that at least the Duggar kids around the tups age, can really sit still, and talk , be made sense of. The Gosselin kids of the same age, roll around, act as if they can't stay still for more than a moment, no wonder they problems in school. What a difference. I also notice at the airport of some of the tups hitting the other and Kate ignoring it. I guess Kate take the phrase kids will be kids. She is a piece of work.

Say it aint so said...

What audience is TLC targeting airing a show about 8 children and their mother at 10 at night? Any working mother is already in bed or darn close to it. But then this is not about 8 kids and their mother is it? Its about a mother with 8 kids with her being the stah. And even the kids know it. They know the show is about their mother and they are the ATM's that make it possible. Everytime I see the promo with one of the girl tups saying mommy didn't even get eaten or words to that effect, I say thats too bad. 10 on a work and school night??? Just abiding by the contract and biding time until we all can say Good Night Katie Irene.

Tami said...

What audience is TLC targeting airing a show about 8 children and their mother at 10 at night? Any working mother is already in bed or darn close to it. But then this is not about 8 kids and their mother is it? Its about a mother with 8 kids with her being the stah. And even the kids know it. They know the show is about their mother and they are the ATM's that make it possible. Everytime I see the promo with one of the girl tups saying mommy didn't even get eaten or words to that effect, I say thats too bad. 10 on a work and school night??? Just abiding by the contract and biding time until we all can say Good Night Katie Irene.

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Some of us are in central time, so it's 9:00 here. Still not watching no matter what time it's on!

so sick of her said...

Does she ever stop! Kate will be interviewed on Access Hollywood at 6:30pm ct monday, wonder if ET will be doing the same. Boy are they desparate! Kate is going to set the record straight about Jon. I see Jon bashing coming. Did Kate not say that she does not bash Jon? What a liar! Some more BS!

barbee said...

Even here at 9 PM, what kids are up on a school night? This would appear to be a show aimed at kids, and they better be real little because older kids and adults realize what a joke the show is. And that's my point, kids the age the show should be aimed at should be in bed. But then again a MOTHER and the suits promoting this crap wouldn't (or don't) know that.

PLEASE can't she be over and out?

SafariBound said...

What a shame that they had to go all the way to Australia to feed elephants. Couldn't TLC hook up this poor family with an authentic African safari?!

Kidding, of course! And I can't believe she sent one of her 8 little paychecks off the edge of a building!

Leigh Ann said...

What audience is TLC targeting airing a show about 8 children and their mother at 10 at night?
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The Duggars are on at 10 as well. Although they rerun the same episode at 7 the next night. That's when I usually catch them if I decide to watch. You're right, it's weird.

The Single Saver said...

My TV will not be turned on to TLC at all tonight. I refuse to reward a network for taking kids away from their father during his scheduled visitation time.

If the tables were turned and Jon had taken the kids from Kate to work during her time, there would be a public uproar. How sad that few people seem to car that it happened in reversed roles.

Shoka's Understudy said...

If it is true that Cara did jump and when it was kate's turn she had a major crying jag, well, then
kate is a coward.

Deep down, she can dish it out with the best of them, but she can't take it.

No child under 18 should be allowed to take a jump like that. Too many things can go wrong.


The pro wrestler Owen Hart was doing a stunt with ropes 12 years ago and was going to be lowered into the ring from the highest part of the inside roof. The rope is suppose to be changed out after so many uses and it wasn't and it broke. He was killed.

Parents are suppose to act in the best interests of the child.

kate only thinks about the best interest of herself and the most cost effective way to make the most money in the quickest amount of time.

I just can't see Jon allowing Cara to do the sky jump.

Shoka's Understudy said...

I was channel surfing last night and on TLC was the new show talking about people who have unusual sexual problems.

They were very graphic and I found it appalling.

Down on the lower right hand side was:

ALL NEW! KATE PLUS EIGHT!
TOMORROW NIGHT/TIME

How can you advertise a children's show on a show that a show that is such an Adult subject.

TLC doesn't care.

Show them the money.

tami said...

No child under 18 should be allowed to take a jump like that. Too many things can go wrong.


The pro wrestler Owen Hart was doing a stunt with ropes 12 years ago and was going to be lowered into the ring from the highest part of the inside roof. The rope is suppose to be changed out after so many uses and it wasn't and it broke. He was killed.

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There was just a story where 2 parachute jumping instructors, who instruct military jumpers, collided just before landing and then died. Yes, it is a stupid risk they are taking. But when did they ever care about the safety or well being of the kids? Boating without lifejackets? The list goes on.

EnoughAlready:O said...

I saw the commercial for the show at my salon . All I saw was Kate shrieking and making noises and all the attention on her as maybe I saw 2 seconds of the kids . My client stated how she will not watch the show as she feels for the children.These poor poor kids that noone will help :(

Reading Observer said...

Kate calls Mady "awful" then she allows Cara "to be dropped from a bldg at 85 mph" and Cara goes along with it? Or does Kate threaten her that she must do it.

Remember the surfing scene when Cara took to the surfing in the ocean and Kate called Mady names?

When does this woman stop torturing these 2 girls. They were taking care of by grandparents while their mother was on bedrest for 40 years until the tups were born, then there were so many people who took care of Cara and Mady, then they had their aunt and uncle, then beth and her husband. They had family, now they have Steve the bodyguard, right? I mean except for their Dad being able to see them, who else is in their life except their school teachers.

So what would Cara do if she was unhappy with her life and living with her horrendous, self centered, ugly witch who is so money hungry.

Who is she kidding, she loves this publicity and the interviewers are laughing at her, lol lol lol lol lol lol lol. I can just hear them all "oh crap, look who is coming back for a bull crap session, Kate the bull crapper herself, okay everyone take a number, if your number is picked, you have to interview her" lol lol lol lol lol

Ohio Buckeye said...

Not watching in Ohio.

The attempt to completely recreate this character is insulting to viewers. We've seen the woman who couldn't be bothered 'going hither and yon' for her sons' activities. We've seen her refusal to participate in anything at all athletic, including the tame walking steps to the top of a lighthouse and even ROLLER SKATING for god's sake. We've seen her pride in being germaphobic. NOW, suddenly, we are supposed to buy into a total recreation of an entirely new, fun! personality???

Too bad the geniuses at TLC were unable to erase that malcontend constant whine-and-complain factor and the cow-chewing-her-cud gum chomp.

Won't be watching in Ohio and hoping the ratings are reflective of the complete lack of talent and charisma of K8G.

If there is anyone on the planet that warrants no special attention, no special treatment, and, most especially having to get a REAL job, it is Kate Gosselin.

It's beyond time to dethrone her from her "mine all mine" manse and put her back amongst the commoners, where she has always belonged.

capslock said...

Dancing With The Stars is the NUMBER ONE show on TV. That runs from 8 to 10 EST on Mondays. I think the time slot for Kate was so TLC didn't have to compete. Just my opinion. I don't have anything to watch at 10, but I REFUSE to give Kate any ratings!

Don'tBelieveHer said...

Not (yawn) watching.

duh k8 said...

kate's a nurse, doesn't she know not to have a kid tip their head back with a nose bleed? tip it down so you don't swallow blood

srsly said...

why would kate keep the kids up during the flight? those flights are scheduled so you sleep during the flight, land and wake up in the morning on australia time.

WonderButton said...

srsly said...
why would kate keep the kids up during the flight?

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To refute the accusations that you give your kids benadryl so you don't have to deal with them while traveling.

Anonymous said...

Oh my word. Its awful but I cant turn away. Kate plus 8 exemplifies the "car crash/rubber necker" dynamic.

Kate said it best when handing the stack of passports to the airline agent, "I'm on top, everyone else is underneath" (to that effect).

Her narration is so robotic I cant imagine that someone wouldnt teach her better.

As the kids were melting down I couldnt help smile to myself. While I feel badly for the kids, I cant help thinking how Kate must have been seething inside that the children would embarrass her!
But then Kate gets to perform as mommy by taking a kid to the medic. Way to go Kate. So transparent.
Oh my, only half way through...

Aimee

simone said...

So disrespectful to the aboriginal people of Australia. I wanted to smack her when she shrieked "is he for real" when the aboriginal guide danced the part of a kangaroo. When I went to Australia, we met with aboriginal activists and learned much about their difficult past and persecution by white settlers. Kate obviously had no sensitivity or awareness of this history. Or she just behaved disrespectfully because she seems to often look down her nose at people. Also, how funny how Kate's pretend body guard went swimming with sharks with her. Sorry, I watched as I wanted to see TLC's "treatment" of Australia. Ugh as always.

Frosty said...

So disrespectful to the aboriginal people of Australia. I wanted to smack her when she shrieked "is he for real" when the aboriginal guide danced the part of a kangaroo. When I went to Australia, we met with aboriginal activists and learned much about their difficult past and persecution by white settlers. Kate obviously had no sensitivity or awareness of this history. Or she just behaved disrespectfully because she seems to often look down her nose at people. Also, how funny how Kate's pretend body guard went swimming with sharks with her. Sorry, I watched as I wanted to see TLC's "treatment" of Australia. Ugh as always.

Sharla said...

Anonymous, please pick a name or your comments will stop going through. Thanks. Please no vulgar, crude, crass, or rude language. Please don't talk about the twins and puberty as surely we'd object if Kate did that.

Also, comments that say that blogs and talking about Kate keep her on the air will not likely go through as it simply isn't true. Ratings keep her on the air. That's how TLC makes money. So anyone whose viewing is counted is keeping her on the air not those who aren't counted and not those who comment on a blog.

It's all about the Benjamins and they are tied to directly to viewership. Thank you!

capslock said...

Did NOT watch Kate so I'll look for the recap here. Did catch Access Hollywood with tidbits of Kate screeching at the top of a building.

The anchor said that Kate's ratings last year were over 3 Million and (she) made Kate out to have a real hit show. Which was TRUE only of Kate's first show last season. OF COURSE: Neglected to mention that those ratings crashed by half and have been plummeting since.

Can't wait to see the new ratings and PRAY they are low. I called my Mom and begged her not to watch. Hope it helped.

Pretending to be homeless said...

They went "camping"....actually just spent one night in a tent, really. But one of the boys said, "But I don't want to go camping" as they stood around the campsite. Kate immediately shushed him "shhhhh". I guess she was in the mood to pretend she was homeless that night ;). Here's the sad thing: in Alaska, Kate wanted to leave, the kids wanted to stay; they left...because Kate wasn't the center of attention and the kids had to decide between enjoying themselves and changing their last name to Palin. However, turn the tables in Australia... Kate wants to stay, or at least says she does, so she can redeem herself and at least one of the kids clearly says he does not want to camp. The kid is shushed and has no choice but to stay. It must SUCK to be one of her kids. Just sounds like a huge suckfest.

cracked mirror said...

This is snarky as hell, I admit, but Kate does NOT have an attractive body. She looks so foolish prancing around in her bikini with that very odd waistless frankenbelly on display. She dresses provocatively...short skirts, sequins, boobs hanging out of bikini tops, skin tight tshirts and all it does is draw attention to the fact that she is not thin and not attractively shaped. The strange clothes, the heavy makeup, the ugly bleached hair/weave, the spraytan...she clearly thinks she looks good but she just looks weird, overly done, and so very foolish. It's sad, really, that she's so obsessed with her looks yet just doesn't have the goods.

Big Wooden Spoon said...

ChurchMouse said...
"And finally, the family meets real Australian aboriginals."

I flipped over to the show for a couple of minutes during a boring news segment (Charlie Sheen, who is even weirder than Katie Irene). The aborigines were dancing. With her typical insensitivity and disrespect,Katie Irene let out a shriek of laughter and said, "are these guys for real?"

She has no interest in anything except herself. No questions about the meaning of the dances or how they evolved. No teaching opportunity for those poor children. Just rudeness and insults. If I had been the aborigine with the spear, I would have been tempted....

My ex and I took our young children to Europe. Before the trip, I taught them (and learned myself!) all about what castles are and how they function. We read books about knights and mountain ranges and medieval architecture and Roman ruins. We talked about foreign languages they'd hear and even learned a few phrases. The children loved that trip and still talk about it (they are in their 30's now)
I'm sure Katie Irene didn't bother -- she probably doesn't even have a library card.

Vanessa said...

Well, the twins couldn't even bike down the road WITH their father rollerblading right beside them, down their street (cul-de-sac?) without her screaming like a crazed lunatic about their safety? My, how things have changed.

Aldo shoes in my closet too! said...

Hoping that Paul Peterson and Jon watched last night's show. When Cara was given a phone to talk to her Dad, well, it was heartbreaking.

I realize the woman has no choice but to hope/pray the viewers are there, but otherwise she will be moving and putting those kids into a public school. A mother who is an RN can raise 8 kids with the help of a Dad, which she obviously doesn't really allow.

She said she kept the kids awake cross country from PHL to L.A. or SFO then the kids were allowed to sleep, so they must have flown mid day.

The bodyguard is a joke and I hope he sees that. He is no bodyguard but her lover. He pays no attention to those kids, takes orders from Kate.

She certainly insulted the natives entertaining her. She also insulted a man with his young daughter who was surging. He tried to speak with her, unaware that she felt his bathing suit should have been something Jon wore, down to his knees. She does not know how to respect people, don't send her overseas, please we don't need that bad press about the US

Visited New Zealand said...

I have not watched the show- only heard about Kate laughing at the natives dancing for them. I spent some time in New Zealand where I also spent time with the Maori, the native people- who performed their Haka dance which involves sticking out their tongues. It is a very beautiful movement but can seem very strange and barbaric for those who have no idea what is going on. If it is true that Kate was laughing- and in turn had her children laughing- this would be viewed as extremely disrespectful for those who were extending hospitality by doing their dance. Common sense would indicate to watch with reverence and show respect. I am shocked at this behavior.

chesterctymom said...

Interesting... a bloody nose. Wonder if it has anything to do with the account of Khate hitting one of the little ones who woke her up...

Minnesota Mamma said...

I was flipping around and I did manage to catch just a few minutes of it... it was all I could stomach.

The first minute was a shot of Kate walking out of the ocean when they were all at the beach, and what stood out the most was how huge her "girls" are, she had a white bikini top and a different color bottom and the contrast made them look even more huge. Not a good look, sorry.

The other scene I saw part of was the fireworks. Why were they so far away? TLC really cheaped out on them. The poor kids couldn't see anything but other people's butts. Everyone was standing and the kids were trying to stand on a bench to see. One of the young girls fell with her leg going between the seat and the back of the bench, and of course Kate seemed irritated. I thought I saw a shot of the boobyguard carrying the girl to the first aid tent. Way to be a good mom and comfort your hurting daughter. NOT.

Of course during the fireworks there was much drama and melt downs and Kate seemed agitated at the kids as usual. I don't know if she's stupid or it's all for the show, but what parent could not forsee problems when your children are exhausted, jet lagged, up very late, and can't see anything?

The thing that made me sick to my stomach and sorry for watching what little I did watch was when some of the kids were fussing at each other, and one of the older girls, I think Cara?, anyway Kate turned on her and Cara was trying to tell her mother that she didn't do anything wrong... of course Kate would not listen and sent Cara "to the bus" away from the fireworks. I believe Cara when she said she hadn't done anything. But what really upset me is the way Cara's voice shook when she was trying to tell her mom she wasn't doing anything, that girl was scared, you could hear it in her voice, her voice completely changed with fear. My goodness what do those kids have to deal with when the cameras aren't there? That was not a normal reaction, to be that frightened, it makes me think there are major reprecussions whenever one of them steps out of line. So sad. And of course that nasty woman would not calmly and rationally talk to her daughter.

The only other thing that stuck out to me was I felt bad for the people around them that were trying to watch the fireworks, what with the camera lights, kids fighting, screaming and crying, and their harpy mother ordering them around. I would have been hollering at them to turn those darn lights off. I'm amazed that the public goes along with all of this filming and you never hear of anyone complaining. The corn maze comes to mind. Kate and her crew infiltrate these attractions and too bad for anyone there trying to enjoy themselves.

Anyway that's my five minutes worth of show breakdown. All I could handle :(

Cindy said...

This show is totally done. I watched for about 10 minutes before falling asleep. It is as interesting as watching someone else's vacation video which is not interesting at all.

NanaJen said...

When Maddy was accused of hitting one of her sisters prior to the fire works show, it was the fear in Maddy's voice that made me pause. She possibly really didn't want to miss the fireworks show (if this incident occured prior to the show) or she was really worried about her punishment...or banishment as Kate seems to like using as punishment. I'm in no way accussing abusive punishment as we only see a small snipit of events in their lives....but the fear in her voice (whether it was of the actual punishment or of not being able to see the fireworks)that made my heart go out to Maddy. Not to metnion the fact that this is for all to see. Ugh. Did Maddy get to see the fireworks after all?

She's Such A Phoney said...

On Celebrity Apprentice this week, John Rich's charity is St. Jude's Children's Hospital and he stated that he's been going there since he was 12 years old to entertain the children. His team earned over $600,000 and he was so thrilled to be able to make this monetary donation besides the time he gives to the hospital. Far cry from Khate's visit with her diva stuck up attitude ("look at me I'm a nurse")and copies of her book. She's just unable to join or be part of the humanity in the human race.

Castle_Rock666 said...

Whatever is the attraction to this family? I see none! I have children of my own, and they are far more interesting. Why would I watch kids who have constant "meltdowns"? I HATE the word meltdown. It's NOT A MELTDOWN. It's a tantrum, no matter what you call it. It doesn't make it nicer if you call it a "meltdown." Kate acts like a fool, shreaking and acting afraid of things. She acts like a 12 year old. Her kids act like babies. Why ever was that one kid cring so long and so hard about hurting her knee? To get attention, that's why. Kate looks very, very old for her age. Too much sun or something. I never cease to stop being amazed that the mother who said her "kids would never eat junk food or fast food" is constantly feeding them and feeding them junk. Anyway, it's time for this family to go. Kate said something about "redeeming herself by camping again." If she tries for a lifetime, she will never redeem herself for anything she has done. TLC, stop wasting your money. We don't care about this family anymore. They are BORING.

Proud Grandma said...

I didn't watch the show, but someone posted a comment about a Celebrety Apprentice who has been giving to St Judes for years. I would like to seeKate on C.A. and her punnishment would be that she would NOT be fired for at least six weeks, to make sure her team mates MADE her pull her weight and see what Charity is really all about. I think it would be the end of Kate. I would like to see her have to deal with people who just roll their eyes when she had a melt down, and told her to suck it up and get on with the work. Oh and I think doing pooper scooping duties, working in a meat packing factory and such lovely chores, would be a good idea for tasks.

Amanda, Iowa said...

This show was so awkward. Cant put my finger on it but it didnt feel right.
Did you see Kate's face after the shark dive on the boat, she's standing behind the lady who is talking about not seeing any sharks, and Kate just lookes totally pissed!
And Kate chomping away in the dark, on the roof. Whenever she thinks shes not on camera she just lets go....

God Help Those Little Children said...

I have flown for a living, for 25 yrs. My advice to anyone traveling out of the US, even into Canada. Go onto the Web, look up the location, there will be a list of "insulting hand gestures, comments, things you DO NOT DO in your Host Country. It is all laid out for you.

On a flight to Australia, if they flew the country flag carrier, the airline of Australia, it would have been available to Kate and her entourage, you are not in the US, everything is different, even minor medical care could be different.

You must know the Host Country, read about it, traditions, etc.

A trip overseas is not just a suitcase with proper apparel, but also your passport, injections if necessary and a tour of the country via the internet to learn about the people. There is no excuse to intentionally insult anyone and that is what you do when you laugh inappropriately, etc.

I could go on and on. Her next trip should be to South America, where she will not be allowed out of the country.

She, the Great White Mother, should have set her children and accompanying babysitters or part time nannies down and viewed the DVDs available at your Library.

Again, I know upthread someone said something about Cara. I have this fear also that Cara and Mady have been badly abused by Kate but also have had too many liberties taken by TLC while filming. I am not in that house, I do not travel with them but no one is to be trusted with your children, no one.

The film crew could be the most professional union group employed but they are strangers and your 8 children should never be alone with them.

Kate, your money hungry ways are going to get you more medical conditions (that is what you told Matt and the pre interviewer on The Today Show that Alexis and Collin have medical conditions) that you are prepared for.

There was no place that Cara and Mady wanted to be or the other 6 than back in the US with Mom and Dad at the Jersey sea shore, just being kids.

Keep it up Kate, you will go through that money so fast on psychological counseling and it will be your fault.

Jon, there has to be a way of un tying yourself from that TLC contract and saving your kids right now. So get your butt to a better atty and if that doesn't work, then go to a Law School and talk to the Dean and ask if their Law School would like to take on your case. Go to Harvard or Yale, it is done every single day and guess what? Jon, they do it for free.

SoSad said...

The New Year's eve party was bizarre. I guess it was an excuse for her to dress up and show her breasts. And to feed the kids a bunch of sugar. I did not understand one thing about it.

God Help Those Little Children said...

What happened to Kate, who was outside Joy's studio that kept her from being on the show last night, anyone got any info?

Maybe Star Jones told Joy, "don't get involved with her" because no matter what you may think of Star Jones, she is one smart lawyer. I have seen her in the courtroom back in the days when she was an assistant prosecutor and she does not fair well with child abusers.

Would be interesting to know what happened.

Tanya T said...

I don't have Tivo or a DVR, so i could not rewind the show. But can anybody tell me what Collin said to Kate the night of the New Year's Eve party that got her so annoyed that she made an scowling face and shooed him away with her hand gesture and told him to go away??? I'm not positive but i thought he made a comment about her eating desserts??? Can anyone tell me.Thanks.

Mandy said...

@Tanya T

He asked Kate if it was okay that one of the other boys got 2 desserts.

Mandy said...

You would think a nurse would know better than to have Leah, or whoever had the bloody nose, tilt their head back to stop it. The blood needs to come out not back up and clot.

Starry Skies said...

Maybe Star Jones told Joy, "don't get involved with her" because no matter what you may think of Star Jones, she is one smart lawyer. I have seen her in the courtroom back in the days when she was an assistant prosecutor and she does not fair well with child abusers.

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Well, I guess then Joy didn't take Star's advice, because Kate is listed as a guest on tonight's show.

Rainy Days and Tuesdays said...

Be glad said,

"Again, I know upthread someone said something about Cara. I have this fear also that Cara and Mady have been badly abused by Kate but also have had too many liberties taken by TLC while filming."

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I think I would be extremely careful about accusing TLC crew members of badly abusing Cara and Mady.

"There was no place that Cara and Mady wanted to be or the other 6 than back in the US with Mom and Dad at the Jersey sea shore, just being kids."

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In December? I don't think that anyone can say for certain that there is no place that they would rather be. They may have enjoyed Australia, and for their sake, I hope that they did. They, unlike the little kids, will be able to remember their trip there. Only they know, however, how much they enjoyed it, or didn't enjoy it.

Angel 1 said...

I was flipping channels, and stopped for a couple minutes just to see. The tups are still in those high chairs?? And all of the kids are eating on those sectioned plates still?? Really?? Good Lord. Why aren't they sitting in regular chairs? They're more than old enough. I have a grandson that's the same age, and he hasn't used a high chair in about 5 years.

The Sky's The Limit said...

Aldo commented: She certainly insulted the natives entertaining her. She also insulted a man with his young daughter who was surging.

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Mr. Speedo was "surging" or his young daughter was "surging?" lol!

ChurchMouse said...

"God Help Those Little Children said...
...The film crew could be the most professional union group employed but they are strangers and your 8 children should never be alone with them..."

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You still think reality shows use union film crews? Awww, bless your little hopeful heart.
Guess again.

Maggie said...

Just a reminder, this site was set up to talk about the show. Everyone has a right to do that, especially in a thread about the show.

If you are against blogs that talk about the show, then you really don't need to be here or to tell us how to run this site.

If you don't want to watch the show, that is fantastic, but you have made your point and no one needs to be criticized for their choice.

Robin's Nest said...

Maggie said: If you don't want to watch the show, that is fantastic, but you have made your point and no one needs to be criticized for their choice.

$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

So...bloggers may discuss the show and say that they watched, but if they didn't watch, they can't say that they didn't watch, even if they don't criticize someone who did watch?

Not trying to be smart, just asking for clarification.

Jane in California said...

I'm not telling anyone else what to post or say, but I feel uncomfortable about discussing Mady or Cara's weight or other normal pre-teen to teenage changes. We presumably all know that as children go through adolescence, their bodies change.

These children have it rough enough already.

It's not much, but at least they get little mini-breaks once in awhile when they are with their father. He's far from perfect, but I think when they are with him, that's the only time they have some true, unfettered happiness. Let's hope it's enough to keep them strong through the remainder of their growing up years with their poor excuse for a mother.

Maggie said...

Robin's Nest, you can say you didn't watch the show if you are here to add to the comments. If you are just here to say that you didn't watch the show, that really doesn't add to the discussion.

Robin's Nest said...

I'm not telling anyone else what to post or say, but I feel uncomfortable about discussing Mady or Cara's weight or other normal pre-teen to teenage changes. We presumably all know that as children go through adolescence, their bodies change.

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Amen to that! Pre-teens have many issues to deal with, and saying that Cara gained weight and then discussing it serves no purpose whatsoever. Nothing good could come out of it.

Robin's Nest said...

If you are just here to say that you didn't watch the show, that really doesn't add to the discussion.

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Correct. But if I say that I didn't watch the show and the reason WHY I didn't watch the show, it WOULD add to the discussion, but would it be permitted?

I'm confused!

Maggie said...

Robin's Nest, how many reasons are there for not watching the show? I think we are all aware of them, they have been stated a million times, WE GET IT.

If you want to discuss the show, whether you watched it or not, here is your place.

Some of our readers don't care to watch, but still are interested in what others say about the show, about the subject of the show, etc.

To summarize, any comments that just say they didn't watch the show and the reason why has probably been discussed to death, if that is all you have to say you don't need to say it here.

PA Midstate Mommy said...

Ouch!
http://watching-tv.ew.com/2011/04/04/kate-plus-8-australia-review-brilliant/

Kate Gosselin = Mean said...

KG has no consideration for her daughters, NONE. The twins are not her little muppets to show playing in the sand with buckets and shovels. Let them be themselves, at their age, they need to be respected, not yelled at and scolded like K kids. These are young ladies with different needs, probably more capable of understanding the travel, the culture as I saw Cara on 2 shows explaining the history of different places the tups were travelling to, i.e., NY and NC.

Therefore, TLC, you money sucking people, leave the twins in the background, do not put them in the forefront to be yelled at and screamed at by KG, the other money sucker.

I just saw a blurb from tonight's 4/5/ll Joy Bahar show where Joy asks her about her relationship with Jon and Kate, in all her makeup and probably pissed that she was put on another night instead of last night and KG said:

Hesitantly, I use positive words and I tell myself, be positive for the children, be positive for the children.

Can this bitch get her stories correct or not as far as Jon is concerned.

Doesn't she realize that what she says about Jon is something the twins have to deal with in school, at after school activities (if allowed to participate or have to travel, pack, put the tups to sleep, help Mom into bed, put the box of wine away)

I pray that Jon takes the twins away from her. They are a concern to me. They are not happy girls and they should be allowed to be, they did not give birth to the 6 tuplets, KG did that with mega hormone injections.

TLC, why are the twins on the show? You threw Cara, under the age of reasoning, off of a bldg. Did Kate sign the papers promising not to sue TLC or the company that has the rope jumps if Cara didn't make it alive to the ground? This is horrendous.

Now Worried about Twins said...

Just read that review from EW, who the hell is this guy?

Cara having a melt down? Throws herself off of a bldg.

All of this is filmed?

This is frightening. If these kids weren't back by now, I would be writing to someone in Australia, my place of birth, to ask that they be asked to leave the country.

I don't like this, I don't like this at all, what are they doing to these girls. What the tups are boring now? The twins are the TLC's next train wreck, first the marriage and Kate and Jon, now the twins?

TLC, you suck. Sorry folks I cannot think of a better word.

barbee said...

Kate on this show was just like Kate on all the other shows, boring, obnoxious, rude, loud. And her choice of clothing as usual is appallingly ugylish. Which reminded me of the black halters and white shorts she and the Kate's Klone wore on one show. Her boobs are so over-inflated that they were hanging out the sides as well as in the middle. And for 'not-a-boob-job' boobs, there sure is a gap in the middle whereas it usually seems that natural breasts almost start from like a vee shape in the center. And she can't say it's just her 'really good bra' because she wasn't wearing one.
For the record, if I die from high blood pressure IT IS HER FAULT!!!!!!

ChurchMouse said...

Oh, phooey. She just squeaked by on the ratings.

From Travis Yanan Watches TV:
http://travisyanan.blogspot.com/2011/04/monday-040411-final-cable-ratings.html

Monday 04/04/11 Final Cable Ratings
Kate Plus 8 (TLC, 10pm)
- 1.306 million viewers
- 0.9/1 HH
- 0.5/1 A18-49

barbee said...

Okay, she squeaked by on the ratings this week. NOW viewers have seen how bad, or lame, the show is, so next week should drop lower, and then lower, and finally, ALLLLL GONE!!!!!!!!!!!!

Robin's Nest said...

To summarize, any comments that just say they didn't watch the show and the reason why has probably been discussed to death, if that is all you have to say you don't need to say it here.

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Got it. Thanks. I guess I was confused because these "reasons" were posted:

"Not watching, am fed up with this circus!!"

"Would never watch anything Khate was on and definitely nothing where the kids appear. Enough is enough."

"Not (yawn) watching."

"Not watching in Ohio."


Is the Sky Jumping scene set for next week, and how many weeks of this are scheduled? Is this a regular series again, as opposed to the occasional "specials?" Did the Philadelphia trip air yet, and is this to be followed by the grocery shopping trip and the "Kate Giving Back" circus?

If the ratings were just a tad over the 1 million mark, and this was the much-touted premiere, I can't imagine that subsequent shows, like grocery shopping, are going to bring in much over one million, if that.

Manda said...

Does watching the second showing of the episode contribute to the ratings or is it only the first that counts?

B said...

Did anyone see the Joy Behar interview? Thought she would be the one person who would ask the tough questions but could not find the show. I taped the two shows last night but Kate was not on either. Anyone know?

Ampersmom said...

ChurchMouse said...

Oh, phooey. She just squeaked by on the ratings.

From Travis Yanan Watches TV:
http://travisyanan.blogspot.com/2011/04/monday-040411-final-cable-ratings.html

Monday 04/04/11 Final Cable Ratings
Kate Plus 8 (TLC, 10pm)
- 1.306 million viewers
- 0.9/1 HH
- 0.5/1 A18-49

I could be wrong but 1.306 million viewers for the "season premier" does not sound like good numbers to me. Especially for all the $$$$$ TLC spent to send her to Aussie.

Reading news said...

PA Midstate Mommy said...
Ouch!
http://watching-tv.ew.com/2011/04/04/kate-plus-8-australia-review-brilliant/

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PA midstate Mommy,

Thanks for the above link. Can you believe all of the negative comments about Kate? This morning I was listening to our local radio station talking about last night's episode. They said that Kate better start looking for another job if she wants to keep her Wernersville mansion.

Ampersmom said...

In review, these are not good numbers for a season premier...her show last year started out with over 3 million before "sliding" downward to somewhere in the 1 million mark. Wonder how far the numbers will drop by next week especially since this just seems to be more of the same TLC/Kate garbage as before.

Dream A Little Dream said...

Ampersmom said: "I could be wrong but 1.306 million viewers for the "season premier" does not sound like good numbers to me. Especially for all the $$$$$ TLC spent to send her to Aussie."

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I think you're right. It doesn't sound good to me, either, especially with all of the hype, her "appearances," putting her in the media with the NYC photos, etc. This has to be a huge disappointment in ratings for them. What were the ratings for the "big" Alaska episode? I would think that it would all go downhill from here.

What million + people are watching this? Surely there can't be that many sheeple left!

Minka's Tail said...

Here's a reason not to watch: it's not a very good show anymore.

It's no longer a trainwreck (2009-2010) or a heartwarming family show about overcoming odds (2006-2008). It's now basically a travelogue, with a cold and unappealing hostess.

In a reality show, the idea is that the camera is supposed to follow its targets as they do what they'd do normally, right? Well, clearly, if Kate had her way, she would not go scuba diving with the sharks. Nor would she camp. That's OK--I'm not sure I'd do either of those things either if I had a trip to Australia. But clearly the whole purpose of the show is to put Kate in situations where she may have a nervous breakdown on camera. I'm not a fan of this woman, but I can't help but feel a little sorry for her. Does she realize how TLC is mocking her?

I'm not as worried about the kids being exploited any more. They're hardly on, except for the couch interviews. Well, OK, maybe that's an exaggeration. But they are no longer the focus of the show. SHE is. The show is narrated by Kate, in a singsongy voice (obviously reading prepared script), saying things that cannot be true. She loves deep sea fishing, huh? She didn't mention that the first time she went fishing. She's always wanted to see a kangaroo. Really?

When not reading these prepared statements or screaming in fear as an opening act for the impending nervous breakdown, she spends her time defending herself. It's important to travel. How can she pass up this opportunity? The kids thanked her so very, very much. She CAN have fun camping, if the weather cooperates. Etc, etc.

A couple of telling moments: Kate obviously left the kids with a sitter the first night, as she had to ask her if they went to bed on time. (Where was she,dancing with Steve?) The angry/envious look on Mady's face as people gushed over Cara's surfing talent. (Someone, find a talent for this kid. Fast. Only it can't be gymnastics, ice skating, music or art, because she'd have to stay in PA to take lessons, which would affect her educational traveling).

And the only moment Kate seemed happy--when she held a baby. Her face lit up, but she only seemed annoyed by her own kids. She doesn't hug, touch or even kid around affectionately with them, at least not on camera. She lectures them like an old-fashioned teacher and yells at them, but they don't seem to get any positive attention, except for Cara's surfing and now bungee jumping. And that's the saddest thing of all.

msn.com said...

Grammaof12
Don't be to concerened about the ratings for this show. When the first Kate Plus 8 was showen in June 2010 there were 3.4 Million viewers. The ratings steadly went down to 1.302 in November. The show didn't even make it off the ground from last November.

mama mia said...

I think it was lost on Kate when she stood there in her too short sparkly blue dress, all dressed up and nowhere to go, in Australia no less, doing the same ole same old, just her and the kids and platters of food to ring in the New Year. Be it there living room or a hotel room they live the same isolated lives, no family, no friends, just production crew and hired hands while they work all the holidays. And that is where I tuned out, the kids aren't cute, Kate isn't cute, she in fact looks worse because her clothes and hair are all wrong, especially in High Def all her flaws jump off the screen.

readerlady said...

Minka's Tail - Mady has a talent. She has a nice little singing voice and she takes violin lessons. I don't think she gets much encouragement, though. Khate's too self-obsorbed and Jon, although I think he encourages her interest, appeared on the show to be tone deaf. I think he's proud of her but can't appreciate her ability the way he can Cara's athleticism.

I haven't watched an episode since they moved into the mansion, although I did tune if for a couple of minutes when the deep sea fishing episode ran last fall. This episode sounds horrific. Khate appears, from what's been said here and other places, to have been in rare form, insulting the host country, its people and customs, a random fan on the beach, and, worst of all, her children. The sooner this woman disappears from the airwaves, the better.

Reading Observer said...

Sharla, Absolutely right.

Kate is using those twins and now TLC is going to use them, since the tups are too low key.

Thank you for that comment. Can you imagine if we don't get Harrisburg moving and we can all do it, by e mailing the address', we have to protect these children and the twins are children.

God protect the children, God Bless the children, the children are made in the image of a God, no matter what your belief in a spirit within you. That is a child, innocent, learning, watching, doing, loving and being loved and growing day by day into an adult.

Kate Gosselin = Mean said...

The cat is out of the bag, Minka,

Kate is where she always is, she was sleeping with Steve.

There is no denying it. Why would you travel around the world and not have your children sleeping in connecting rooms? Please TLC, deny this or better yet.

Put Steve on there as Kate's paramour.

Yeah, is he there to be near Kate or to protect the 8 children in Australia?

Kate can have hired guards, but those kids with a babysitter and some housekeeper, who didn't want to be identified? Or where they protected by more Daddies, you know, strange men.

Got ideas for a witch said...

She may have squeaked by on the ratings, but don't worry, she will sink, the show is boring.

The shows have been filmed, she incurs wrath.

TLC will try something else with her, not with the kids though.

A dating game or something crazy, wouldn't it be great to see her go through one of those shows where you have 3 min to talk to a man, then change tables, then go to the next man....but with other woman involved. Sexier. What a show that would make. And Kate would have to date a guy every other week, no matter what he looks like or if he has B>O>...........bad mouth odor.

I'll sell it to you TLC. Call me.

Shoka's Understudy said...

Well, I was channel surfing earlier this afternoon and my tv remote fell into the floor and I could not reach my remote, couldn't reach my call light. Unfortunately, the tv channel was on TLC, and to my suprise kates show was being repeated from last night.

She was in hog heaven holding the one baby. I thought, there is your one baby! She told other kids while talking to the other moms that you will have to wait. I thought, oh, the 45 min. crib punishment.

I agree that kate treats Mady and Cara worser than ever. The twins are 3 and a half years older than the tups and they have to do things separate from the younger kids.

When kate was talking the next morning after camping, her face looked so bad, and she looked and sounded like she was hung over or medicated over. Not normal.

The room where they got dressed up and then kate ordered room service and filled them up on sugar. I did not see regular food. I saw a big dessert tray like a banana split being sat down on the table. She poured sugar down their throats so they would be hyped up and alert at the fireworks, because it was late, they were tired, homesick and cranky. Well, it backfired. Meltdowns?

kate, try the word, Tantrums.

Also, the Aborigines, she and the whole gang totally disrespected them. Even Ashley was laughing just as bad as kate. Hopefully, the college where Ashley goes will be just as upset.

I love the movies Crocodile Dundee and especially Crocodile Dundee II. When Mick went to spy on the Aborigines, I didn't laugh at them. I have read in history books that they were treated very badly.

kate, please go away.

capslock said...

The ONLY show I will watch with Kate at this point is not a dating show, but an Intervention type show where she sits down with a therapist and deals with her issues. Her attitude from Dancing With The Stars to Sarah Palin's Alaska was simply appalling and that's when I stopped watching her altogether. If she can watch herself and think she doesn't have a problem, then she really does have a problem!

capslock said...

1.3 Million? That's fabulous! That's about as low as her ratings were at the end of her last season. If Kate has this special number she has to hit to stay on the air, that's strange. I've yet to see any other actor/actress/celebrity/ or reality "star" literally go on the air or go to the media to BEG for ratings?

Also, my husband mentioned that if I stay on TLC for longer than a few minutes, or keep hitting the button to go back to briefly view TLC during ads on other stations, that the ratings "click in" in K8's favor and I'm contributing to her ratings. Does anyone know if this is true?

And, if the show is repeated so many times, why don't we all NOT watch Monday nights so she can fall below 1.3? I just want her off the air. She is a horrific role model.

barbee said...

Just watched the witch on Joy's show. Absolutely ridiculous. Joy was not very respectful, calling the kids her brood several times. Got her usual roundabout answers to most questions, like, asked what exactly the kids were kicked out of school for, and was told they were NOT kicked out, there was a medical problem she was not at liberty to discuss, but are doing wonderfully, as are the other kids. Not all kids in any family will do well at the same school...blah, blah, blahish. Funny, I had friends who came from large families and they ALL attended the same school. Kinda makes ya go hmmmmmm....

Joy told her if she starts dating she should look for a guy who has had a vasectomy and is rich. Her dummyness agreed. Well, DUH, we all know she'd obviously go for a guy with money. Joy's reasoning on the rich is to pay for 8 college tuitions. my two problems with that is she has made more than enough $$$$$$ to put more than her 8 through college AND what the hell makes her think all 8 of her kids are college material - especially the way they are being raised and the school they are missing. I don't care how much SHE thinks she is 'culturing' them on these 'edumactional' jaunts she keeps dragging them on, most of them have been while at least the tups are toooooo young to get anything out of them).

off topic, hope she saw Brooke Burke (you know, one of her best friends from DWTS) on the show tonight, her dress wasn't just barely covering her crotch and her boobs were not bouncing out of the top and she has a much better figure and legs than Kate's and is much prettier and looks about 20 years younger.

Jane in CA said...

I think that the first season of Kate Plus 8 had an opening viewership of around 3 million. If I am remembering correctly, then this 2nd "official" season of K+8 opened at less than half the numbers. Believe me, advertisers will notice the drop and be unhappy.

I might watch next week's show simply to write down the advertisers, and send a letter to each one of them as to why I think they should put their ad money elsewhere.

Also Kate - get over Jon already. You had a husband who said "How high?" every time you barked "JUMP!" for ten years. It's over - he's never coming back to you. He's getting a pot belly, he's losing his hair (again), and yet he seems to be having success with his current relationship, is working (instead of making his kids work to support him), and I dare say, he's pretty darn happy.

You have a paid escort, a strangely shaped body despite the money you've poured into cosmetic procedures and exercise, deep furrows in your brow despite repeated botox injections, leathery skin from overtanning, no friends, no contact with family. Your life is empty. You have no idea how you have squandered all the gifts you were offered.

Sharla said...

Capslock, if you are not a Nielsen family, clicking in is not going to be counted. Watching the entire show is not going to be counted in the Nielsen ratings. They only count the people under contract with trackers in their homes or the ones they ask to do diaries. If you are being counted for the Nielsen ratings which is what the ad people use, you know it. The cable companies track viewers and make reports but those in general do not go to Nielsen and they are not included in the overnight ratings.

Please see the post on TV 101. Thanks.

so sick of her said...

Sharla: I read TV 101. I did not think that Nielsen rating were still around. I had heard that since cable came to be that they could get ratings that way, cause you are hook-up, and since if your cable has problems, the cable company can control your TV, so I would think that they can know what you are watching and keep track. What I get from your TV 101, is we need to get at the Advertisers products. That MTV show Skins, people complained to the Advertisers more like the products they are advertising, and one by one the companies of the products dropped from the show. I don't think it is even on anymore. In this economy, companies can not afford to lose business. And we as the buying public have that power to let the companies know that we are dis-pleased in their support of Kate plus 8. They do listen.

Sharla said...

Nielsens are alive and well and reported daily. Nielsen is even the source of the ratings for this episode.

There is always talk of how they don't really work, but they haven't been replaced yet. Sometimes networks will buy info from cable and satellite companies, but when the advertisers start buying ad time the Nielsen numbers are the ones they use. They're the only ones consistent across how they're done and across the country.

andrea said...

Kate is so full of herself. She is the obstacle standing between Jon and the kids. She took the kids out of the country around New Years which was during his custody time. She then took the kids out of the state during spring break. That was once again during his custody time. She never asks him to watch the kids when she is out of town. I doubt that she ever lets Jon make up the custody time that she makes him miss.

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Monster Mommy said...

For Got Ideas...

Kart shouldn't mind the bad breath odor on the speed dates. From what I've heard from the locals- she has the worst coffee breath in the Lower Heidelberg Township. I guess that would explain all of that constant tacky gum chomping.

I wonder what happened to 'Twisted Kate' coming out this Spring... TLC? Anyone??

Spring Has Sprung said...

Kate is where she always is, she was sleeping with Steve.

There is no denying it. Why would you travel around the world and not have your children sleeping in connecting rooms? Please TLC, deny this or better yet.

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There is denying this. There is no proof, and to say that she was sleeping with Steve is nothing more than rumor and innuendo. Could it be true? Anything is possible, but why is it that in all of these years there has been no confirmation of this...no photographers staking them out, no kisses in the dark, no videos of him stealing around in the dark to her room?


"Kate can have hired guards, but those kids with a babysitter and some housekeeper, who didn't want to be identified? Or where they protected by more Daddies, you know, strange men."

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I don't understand this. What are you suggesting? What strange men? I didn't watch the show.

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

Joy repeatedly, I mean more than twice asked Kate in a few different ways, like 3, if that filming did not cause problems with the children.

Joy did say she understands Kate supporting the children. Not that Joy approves of the children being on TV.

Joy also told Kate to ignore the Paps and if they curse, so what, as a curse word if not as bad as being called STUPID, but kids learn curse words when we don't even know it.

Kate looked shocked, mispronounced disagree, then said, after counseling in her ear, the correct word and not unagreed. Stupid Kate

So Joy made fun of her a couple of times and the crew laughed and I think I heard Sherri Shepherd laugh.

Kate doesn't get it, she is on those shows to "push her show, not defend her opinions vs the interviewers jokes. Joy is a comic,not like on the view, she would have nailed Kate to the wall, as Whoopi would have.

Kate is not bright, it shows, but she is scared, and it showed on Joy's show more than on any other interview she did, whether she was angry or not over being pushed on later, I don't know, but I sure hope so.

At least Star is trying to make money for the American Heart Assoc., she worked her way through college and law school and as an Afro American woman worked her way thru murder after murder and won her cases.

Kate was lucky Star didn't interview her. One of those gals would have been on the floor and it wouldn't have been Star who prosecuted many a negligent mother.

Clothes, food, roof over your head, do not a mother make you.

When you came back from fishing and crying in the shark cage, you pretended to kiss those tups, but the twins stood in the background and you never went near them.

Remember when Kate passed that phone around the bus when they landed in Sydney? Cara was so overjoyed with Hello Daddy, and so was every one of those kids. Heartbreaking.

Kate on New Years was the Devil in the Blue Dress. lol lol lol lol

When She Played Her Charade said...

Be Glad to Have Peace & Amp said,

Joy also told Kate to ignore the Paps and if they curse, so what, as a curse word if not as bad as being called STUPID, but kids learn curse words when we don't even know it.

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I didn't watch the show. The paps curse at Kate?


"Kate was lucky Star didn't interview her. One of those gals would have been on the floor and it wouldn't have been Star who prosecuted many a negligent mother.

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I don't know that much about Star Jones, but I do remember that she was a district attorney who prosecuted homicide cases. What cases (any well-known?) involving negligent mothers did she prosecute?

Kate = Syrup of Ipecac said...

I thought Joy put a few jabs out there. Several of the blunt questions Joy asked Kate were either answers that didn't address the actual question (nothing new there) or she gave her rehearsed blurb.

Joy going on about swearing seem to bother Kate. I got a laugh out of it myself.

Joy referring to the kids as her "brood" didn't seem to go over that well with Kate.

I especially enjoyed the Sarah Palin clip of Kate's audio complaining over and over while showing images that appeared to show the others expressing their disdain of Kate's complaining.

I have to wonder if Kate was fuming after she left the set.

Jane in CA said...

I wonder what happened to 'Twisted Kate' coming out this Spring... TLC? Anyone??
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*giggle snort!* Wasn't that show supposed to premier last June? Then it was pushed back to November '10. Then it was never mentioned again.

I think they tried to film an initial episode and it must have been truly bad because even TLC isn't airing it, and they're the ones who air Sister Wives, and other trash like that. If TLC won't air it, one can only imagine the stink coming off the footage.

All Kate has now is Kate+8 and with the season opener only garnering 1.3 million viewers, she better start clipping coupons, using tan in a can, buying Lee press on nails, and kiss Steve-O goodbye. The gravy train isn't going to last much longer.

Feeling Questionish said...

Making fun of average people in speedos? What exactly does Kate think SHE is in HERS??

WHAT was that GETUP for a new year’s with only her kids (or any other setting, really! Stilettos at home? On the hard woods?). People might not point out that the “girls” were never this big even when nursing sextuplets if they weren’t on such desperate display.

If Steve’s at sea with Kate, who’s “bodyguarding” the kids?

No wonder she liked “camping” this time – hot weather, no cooking/tent pitching/cleaning/entertaining. Just a nap in a luxury tent.

...as rough as her hardships being a “single” mom (with full-time paid help), no job (8+ free hours a day), limited resources (paid trips, surely first class, with childcare to allow for excursions alone), and a limited income (huge salary for painting her face and flapping her gums that would have set her for life if she’d kept a reasonable lifestyle).

The only way this is show is relatable is by feeling bad for the normal families with the misfortune of being wherever her circus happens to be that day.

No Worry, Beef Curry said...

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"Kate can have hired guards, but those kids with a babysitter and some housekeeper, who didn't want to be identified? Or where they protected by more Daddies, you know, strange men."

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I don't understand this. What are you suggesting? What strange men? I didn't watch the show.
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ANSWER--

I didn't watch the show. I boycott anything involving those kids on TV. Kate likes to refer to the TLC team of film crew exploiting her kids as "Daddies"...... second fathers next to Jon, if you will. (She also says that to make them seem more like family members, for the media's sake. In reality, the crew members have changed like it's a stinking revolving door.) It's also Kate's sick attempt at stabbing yet another dagger at Jon Gosselin, because she is insane. She won't even acknowledge Ellen Ross' presence/existence for crying out loud. She is an immature brat. Her extended family members are actually lucky that they don't have to deal with her disgusting antics anymore.

Cry Me a River said...

As we projected, Twisted Khate, has become a weekly series for Kate Plus 8. The specials are no more. The show is weekly series now. No way she could do another, when they have to leave the country to film. There never was and never will be a Twisted Khate. I didn't watch but from I have read it wasn't pretty.

Spring Has Sprung said...

I didn't watch the show. I boycott anything involving those kids on TV. Kate likes to refer to the TLC team of film crew exploiting her kids as "Daddies"...... second fathers next to Jon, if you will.

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Yes, I know that she said that the film crew is like family, second fathers, but I thought it was the same film crew, otherwise they wouldn't be "close" if it were a different crew each time. That's why I didn't understand the "strange men" reference. Unless they are different each time, then they are not "strange men" unless, of course, the poster means "strange" as in "peculiar"!

ma ma mia said...

This show has tanked. The producers are well aware Kate screeching and moaning is not pulling in the viewers. They know they have to bring a love interest in asap or continue on dragging Jon back through those set up phone calls to Daddy and Kate's tiresome media interviews about how strained their relationship remains. Nobody cares. Jon has moved on with his life, Kate is still Kate, time to end this show.

so sick of her said...

Joy Behar Facebook comment section had more negative comments, you guys have to read them. There is a pic of Kate standing behind Joy being very immature. Most articles are saying they think this is her last season, but a one thinks TLC will keep her, cause she is TLC. And there are same old same old new pic of Kate at school bus pick-up. She is starting the pic routine again.

Elaina said...

I think we forget sometimes that this is a TV show, filmed for entertainment purposes, not educational documentary. It has never been "reality" in that it's heavily edited, but ever since TLC maneuvered Jon and Kate into tabloid celebrities (yes, that was TLC's doing, via their publicity department, to boost ratings) the show became more centered on the parents, and also more scripted and staged.

The current episode, if you stand back and consider, is primarily about Kate. She is the central character. They spent many minutes chronicling her diving/fishing "adventure" in the absence of the kids. The New Years Eve hotel "party" was nothing more than a way to show Kate in a tight, sequined mini dress. What possible purpose would a mother of 8 have in wearing such an outfit if she was simply making a private party for her kids? None, except that this "private" party would be seen by millions.

Then we have the camping. We saw them go in the tent in the dark. We saw them exit the tent in daylight. Did they sleep in the tent, or did they go back to the hotel after the cameras stopped? Did they even come back the next morning to film the wake-up scene, or was it filmed prior to the night scene? Any of this is very possible. It's also a simple trick for the film crew to make it look like Cara jumps off a building when she really doesn't. It's done all the time in TV and movies.

Sunrise, Sunset said...

The gravy train isn't going to last much longer.

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I am willing to take bets that Kate Plus Eight is going to become Kate and Her Mate Plus Eight. They know that she can't carry a show unless there is a man involved. Therefore, we have all of the dating talk. They will film her engagement, marriage, and a new show featuring the kids and the step-daddy...all of the fights, the love taps on the couch, etc., and the kids' meltdowns when they whine to him that he can't tell them what to do because "you're not our real daddy."

Just watch. It's coming.

Kate = Syrup of Ipecac said...

I mentioned Joy Behar's interview of Kate several posts above. I just remembered other parts of the interview that seemed to bother Kate. Joy made mention of Kate's tummy tuck. Kate shot back, "That was four years ago", with a taken aback expression on her face. I was hoping Joy would ask about the wrinkly skin in the supposed pap shot. Nothing more was mentioned, darn.

Joy did say something about botox and admitted she'd had it. Kate commented back something about wanting to hear about it as she's not had it before.

I think Joy came closer to putting Kate on the hot seat than any other interview (I'd read about). I could be wrong. Sure, it was a good ten feet from the hot seat, but it looked like Kate might have been feeling the burn!

Oh, and I got a good laugh when Joy accussed Kate of giving the kids meds to induce sleep on the long plane ride!

Brummygirl said...

Sunrise Sunset said:
They will film her engagement, marriage, and a new show featuring the kids and the step-daddy...all of the fights, the love taps on the couch, etc., and the kids' meltdowns when they whine to him that he can't tell them what to do because "you're not our real daddy."

Just watch. It's coming.
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Not unless some incredibly stupid dupe does it for the money. I doubt there is enough money out there to be lured into Kate's den.
The fact is, she is 36 years old so most probably any man out there age appropriate, would probably have children and baggage to bring also. Wouldn't they be heading for a new *Brady Bunch*?
Besides being turned off by Kate, there are eight children to consider who love their father, do you think they would cooperate under these circumstances, especially Mady and Cara who are old enough to know what is going on.
It would be interesting though, for Kate to get someone equally obnoxious as herself!! :)

Feeling Questionish said...

Say it aint so said..."What audience is TLC targeting airing a show about 8 children and their mother at 10 at night?"

Could be a soft cancellation setup without poking advertisers or Kate. Discovery owns both TLC and Oprah Winfrey(OWN). OWN is surely their most visible and money-making venture right now, making Oprah's opinions pretty heavy. I can only hope Oprah's brand might be pressuring Discovery to not have controversial child exploitation shows associated with them. Putting such “family” shows on so late meets contract obligations and protects the initial investment, but also sets them up for bad ratings to justify cancellation. Kate should keep clipping coupons.

Oprah did cover the Gosselins once or twice when suddenly promoting Discovery's many channels upon buying Discovery Health. I’m not a fan of Oprah’s (100% inspiration, 0% education now), and I find her subjectively light on some interviewees. But if enough pressure is made on her child-advocacy dedication to bring about some movement to protect the children or at least put Kate in the hot seat in an interview (if her association to TLC is made visible enough to be damaging). Try it.

barbee said...

I thought as the kids were running toward the tent she told them go in the red tent that is where we will be. But in the am it seemed like they were coming out of a white tent. Am I really getting senile or did this happen?

Feeling Questionish said...

Barbee - Think i saw the white tent being attached to the huge red tent. Roughing it - WINNING!

Kate Gosselin = Mean said...

Why isn't it being mentioned that Kate now blames "medical" conditions for her 2 children having problems in school.

Joy hit her with that one, the "two you pulled out of school" oh mother gosselin was not happy but now it is not the filming or the divorce that caused the problems with the 2 gosselins that got all that bad publicity.

Kate refuses to take blame for filming those kids. Oh no way could Kate & Jon be blamed for putting everything on that tv.

Oh no, now it is medical, so we now stamp that on those poor 2 gosselins. She is a bitch.

Kat said...

I dont believe for a minute she "camped", I believe it was editing and lies.

Jane in California said...

Kate now blames "medical" conditions for her 2 children having problems in school.

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That's a unique interpretation of "I've been exploiting those kids since they were in the womb and now the ugly consequences are beginning to show."

Kate = Syrup of Ipecac said...

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Oh no, now it is medical, so we now stamp that on those poor 2 gosselins. She is a bitch.
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I think Kate applies the term "medical" to what is likely emotional/developmental/psychological simply because is sounds better. Also, those issues can be covered by medical insurance, and that also is validation it's "medical".

How many excuses will this smoke blower give to rationalize that this whole "mess" falls square on her and Jon's shoulders?

If the kids had medical problems you'd think Kate would milk that fact for all it's worth. Then again, probably not, as it would be in conflict with her dragging them hither and yon to not work.

Jane in California said...

Re the possibility that TLC will try to transition Kate+8 into a show where Kate gets back into the dating scene, then meets a new guy, then they get engaged, and then there's a big lavish wedding at some exclusive location ...

I'm sure they wish they could do just that, but it's Kate we're talking about. Anyone else recall the way Todd Palin reacted to Kate? He went fishing waaay upstream! Remember Emeril Lagasse's reaction to Kate? He wondered how Jon had lasted ten years.

The only men that would be interested in participating in this would have to be paid by TLC, and in it just for the temporary fame. Even then, she's so unpleasant I could see them jockeying to receive a withered rose from her so they could escape the orphanage!

I recall reading about the local coach who heard about Kate when she and Jon were divorcing. I think they had a "date," but that he cut out pretty quick and that was that.

I'd say the best chance TLC has of developing a working show about Kate dating and getting involved with another man would be if Neild divorces his wife and steps into the role of bodyguard turned romantic interest. He certainly is in it for the bucks, so maybe he'd go along with the plan. But audience reaction? No one likes a homewrecker.

I predict the same fate as Twist of Kate for any proposed dating show for Katie Irene.

Ohio Buckeye said...

"Joy going on about swearing seem to bother Kate. I got a laugh out of it myself."
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Loved K8G's response to Behar's statement that 'there are worse things than cursing'. K8G, in all her usual Ms. Vocab Extraordinaireness self righteously answered, "Unagreed" then self corrected to "Disagreed". As I recall, she often took many a shot at her then-spouse for his improper word choices - what a buffoon she is.

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"I have to wonder if Kate was fuming after she left the set."

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K8G seems in an almost constant state of fume - it's one of her defining characteristics. IMO, Behar was far too gentle with Gosselin.

Kate Gosselin = Mean said...

Another thing you all missed with Joy was Joy asking Kate why ALL the bad twitter comments she is receiving and Kate said "honestly I do not know why"

I'll bet Kate has marked Joy off of the list of interviewers in the future, oh yeah. She will not return as Joy won't stand back down from the PR folks at TLC.

lol lol lol a lot of bad tweets. Oh my, she has not as many fans as people think, she is a piece of garbage. She set herself up for those tweets. lol lol ol

That is correct Kate, no one really likes you, only you like you.

Reading news said...

Jane in California said...
Re the possibility that TLC will try to transition Kate+8 into a show where Kate gets back into the dating scene, then meets a new guy, then they get engaged, and then there's a big lavish wedding at some exclusive location ...

I'm sure they wish they could do just that, but it's Kate we're talking about. Anyone else recall the way Todd Palin reacted to Kate? He went fishing waaay upstream! Remember Emeril Lagasse's reaction to Kate? He wondered how Jon had lasted ten years.

The only men that would be interested in participating in this would have to be paid by TLC, and in it just for the temporary fame. Even then, she's so unpleasant I could see them jockeying to receive a withered rose from her so they could escape the orphanage!

I recall reading about the local coach who heard about Kate when she and Jon were divorcing. I think they had a "date," but that he cut out pretty quick and that was that.
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Don't even bother discussing him as he is no prize either. As a matter of fact, they deserve each other.

Kate = Syrup of Ipecac said...

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IMO, Behar was far too gentle with Gosselin.

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Overall, Joy was probably too gently. I found myself hoping that Joy would give Kate a one-two verbal punch in the teeth. That's not going to happen.

Because I just happened upon Kate being on Joy's program that day (lots of speculation that she'd been dumped), I stuck it out. I didn't go away from the interview with a feeling I'd FULLY waste my time. At least I got a few laughs out of it.

Kate = Syrup of Ipecac said...

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Loved K8G's response to Behar's statement that 'there are worse things than cursing'. K8G, in all her usual Ms. Vocab Extraordinaireness self righteously answered, "Unagreed" then self corrected to "Disagreed".

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That was too funny! "Unagreed".
Maybe Kate should have opted for a side of "well rounded education" along with her nursing whatever.
(Not intended to insult nursing school grads, unKates, just Kate.)

Doglips said...

Feeling Questionish said:

"I can only hope Oprah's brand might be pressuring Discovery to not have controversial child exploitation shows associated with them."

Was it OWN or WE that was showing Raising Sextuplets?

I think Oprah exploits too.

Kate Gosselin = Mean said...

The woman has to be laid open like one of those fish, she allegedly caught, and questioned, under oath about what is going on in that house.

Those twins are the saddest kids I have seen on TV in a very long time when you consider they are working via a script. No laughter, work, work, work, responsible for the tups.

A couple of the tups do seem to enjoy whatever Mommy tells them they will like: Hannah, Joel, who seem to spend more time on the sofa.

The kids never said they enjoyed the trip, they made fun of the natives, they way people live.

Not all of the kids. The twins should have been able to spend some time with 2 pre teens their own age, to get to know how it is to live in Australia.

Do we all realize that these twins do not have phones, have contact with many friends and are slaves to their mother and her ATMs?

I pray that someone is watching these 2, like Jon, if you read this, you should be seriously talking to these girls during their visits. Yes, kids are torn between parents. Especially if one parent makes the child feel guilty, constantly. Guilt is a powerful, powerful thing in a child's mind.

As upthread someone quoted Ashley Judd, who was molested from age 4 until I don't know when, she said her mother was about "creating her own career" and no one believed this little girl trying to explain what was happening to her.

This is not new. I see the filming in the house is now going to occur or has been filmed more in the house, which means, no friends come over. How sad is that? No overnight pj parties, nothing for the twins except watch your siblings, do your job.

Please, please write to TLC and ask them to take this show off the air.

They will put Kate on, keep her in Hollywood, and have her be a matchmaker. Once she castrates the men, she can fix them up with strong women.

Kate = Syrup of Ipecac said...

Kate Gosselin = Mean said...
As upthread someone quoted Ashley Judd, who was molested from age 4 until I don't know when, she said her mother was about "creating her own career" and no one believed this little girl trying to explain what was happening to her.
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Hopefully the future G8 whistle blower won't wait until she's Ashley Judd's age to exposed the ills of being a reality show pawn, er, I mean meal ticket, oops, I mean cash cow, gosh darnit, I mean child.

Can't See Sheep said...

From what I've been reading I wouldn't be suprised one bit if TLC didn't try marrying k8 off for some sicko modern Brady bunch attempt. It'd be an even bigger family, exactly like they like & even more of a freak show, something they love. It sounds like the focus of the show is definately on k8 & not the kids. given TLC's sickness for freak side show programming & k8's NEED to have a camera on her, I won't be suprised one bit if there is an engagement & wedding in the future. She will do everything & anything to stay on camera, whatever TLC suggests or she can come up with.

And yes, I do believe there are men sick enough to do it & subject their children to k8 if he has any. Money talks far louder than it should, especially with hoe things currently are in the world. If you have people willing to murder one another for a few thousand dollars, there will be people who are willing to marry k8 for a nice TLC paycheck. Really narcissistic actors trying to make it come to mind. Yes, most are young, but there are older ones who refuse to see they're not all that & will also do anything to keep a camera on them. I just hope that if there are other children involved their relatives will step in & protect them. K8 would be a truly horrific stepmother she doesn't even like her own kids, so what chance would anyone else's stand. Tons more drama as more abuse is played out in front of the nation.

I can easily see this as a TLC program & that's frightening.

TLC doesn't care if the children, k8 & everyone are destroyed, they just care about what they earn off them & that's it. If they remotely cared it would have stopped long before now.

Jane in CA if you do watch & take down the advertisers, I would be very grateful if you posted it as I'd like to write them also. It really does need to stop before it destroy's those children completely. k8 won't stop it on her own even if it does do that to he kids, she want's that camera on her far too badly at any cost.

shhhhhhhhhhhh said...

Hannah became ill at school. The mother was called and asked did she want to pick her up. Mother said to put her on the regular school bus.

Kate = Syrup of Ipecac said...

Oops. Got my past tense intermingled with future hopes...

Above should read, "expose the ills of", not "exposed".

so sick of her said...

SsssssH: that would explain why Kate was carring her in that pic, Hannah does not look happy and Kate looks annoyed. But I guess if what you say is true, it was too much trouble for Kate to go down to the school and pick the kid up. Cause, maybe Kate was on Twitter. Or pampering herself. Or looking in the mirror. Geez, the woman has 10 hours 5 days a week to herself, and she can't drive to the school and pick a sick kids up. SHE IS A SORRY EXCUSE FOR A MOTHER!

MoGal said...

Kate Gosselin = Mean said...

The woman has to be laid open like one of those fish, she allegedly caught, and questioned, under oath about what is going on in that house.

Those twins are the saddest kids I have seen on TV in a very long time when you consider they are working via a script. No laughter, work, work, work, responsible for the tups.
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I saw the rerun last night and I thought the same thing. When Kate came back from her fishing trip, they had a clip of her greeting the kids on the beach. The twins just stood behind the little kids, no emotion at all. My first thought was-those two little girls can't stand their mother. I don't know if that is true, but they definitely looked sad and depressed. I wonder if they stand back and don't show emotion in an attempt to stay out of Kate's line of fire.

Lisa said...

I wonder if the "medical" issue is
ADD or ADHD and if the kids are now medicated. Not saying that it's right or wrong, but when she said "medical" issue, that was the first thought that came to my mind. I really wish she hadn't said that because it's not anyone's business. She could have said "they're doing well. Problems have been dealt with", and left it at that. It made me sad for the kids. They have no privacy whatsoever. When I substitute teach, if there are kids with those sorts of issues in our classroom, we are forbidden to talk about them with others, due to their privacy, so it just made me sad that their own mother did that on national television. It was as if she were trying to take the heat off herself....it's a "medical" issue, not my fault!! I did not even flip over to that channel once....I was very proud of myself! LOL

Sassypaws said...

Marilyn Sparks in the examiner.com titled her review of K8 + 8 "Gosselin's 'Kate Plus 8' - more fun to insult than to watch (http://www.examiner.com/canada-celebrity-headlines-in-canada/gosselin-s-kate-plus-8-more-fun-to-insult-than-to-watch).

A statement that I found encouraging is: "... on Monday, 1.3 million people tuned in to watch "Kate Plus 8" march through the Australian scrub -- versus the History Channel's "Pawn Stars" (which raked in 5.6-5.9 million viewers for the same 10PM slot)."

I watch "Pawn Stars".



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Jane in CA said...

Ohio Buckeye said:
K8G seems in an almost constant state of fume
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LOL - that just makes me laugh because i picture dark fumes coming out of her ears

Can't See Sheep - I will put a list of advertisers up when I finally nerve up to watch one of the new episodes. :)

ron lee said...

What a great mother???? leave someone else take care of the sick kid....perhaps the school bus driver?

Under The Weather said...

"But I guess if what you say is true, it was too much trouble for Kate to go down to the school and pick the kid up."

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I'd give her a pass on that one because we don't know the facts. It's not a hop, skip and a jump "down" to school. It's anywhere from 40 minutes to an hour, depending on traffic. By the time she would have gotten there, it may have been time for the bus to leave or have already left.

Determining the fate of an ill child is at the discretion of the school nurse. If the child is very ill with a fever or vomiting, someone must pick up that child if it is early in the day. If it is determined that the child just doesn't feel well and should be able to do fine on the bus trip home, that's permitted. We just don't know the circumstances or how severe the illness.

Tami said...

I wonder if the "medical" issue is
ADD or ADHD and if the kids are now medicated. Not saying that it's right or wrong, but when she said "medical" issue, that was the first thought that came to my mind. I really wish she hadn't said that because it's not anyone's business
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Yes, or it could be mild Asperger's or Sensory Integration Disorder or Oppositional Defiance Disorder..Just anything. She does not need to allude to that! She would go off the deep end if Jon were telling that to the world! And aren't the things they would have that would make them misbehave more of a psychological than medical nature anyway? Just meds alone will not usually help and they would need intervention and therapy too. I hate that she is always telling a new story about them to further her attempt at her pathetic career! It's nothing but poor excuses for not putting away the cameras!

Tami said...

....it's a "medical" issue, not my fault!! I did not even flip over to that channel once....I was very proud of myself! LOL
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If she had said psychological or behavioral she knows the next question would be how can she justify continuing the reality show. She had to make it "medical". But we all know what this "nurse" knows about medical issues since she deems everything low blood sugar and meltdowns.

Tami said...

Hannah became ill at school. The mother was called and asked did she want to pick her up. Mother said to put her on the regular school bus.

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I could see this IF the bus were going to take Hannah right home and save her waiting for Kate. But if she had to wait out the school day for it, that just sucks. Too bad Jon could not have been notified and been able to get her.

She's Done said...

I noticed that the kids never sat down on the beach like usual. I think she has a problem with them tracking sand anywhere and is too lazy to shower them off. They should be able to sit and relax on the beach. They look so uncomfortable squatting over all the time. Of course she just stands there the whole time, no activity at all. It could also be that the kids did the usual super short trip just to get film footage and then were herded away. And so were told not to get sandy or dirty.

Kate = Syrup of Ipecac said...

shhhhhhhhhhhh -

How'd you learn about Hannah being sick? (Not questioning it, just curious)

It does seem to align with the photo of Kate carrying Hannah. If I received a call from school about illness/sick child, I'd be at the school in no time. What if the child is so sick it vomits on the bus? And the bus ride is supposed to be an hour long? What is this mother (oops, gagged a little bit) made of?

barbee said...

Personally I still don't think she has enough $$$$$$ to lure some guy into a relationship with her and all her baggage. Most guys her age would probably also have kids and unless he is a bad a father as she is a mother, he should know better than to put his own kids into forced companionship with kids that know nothing about sibling or peer types of interaction.

And how dumb would he have to be to voluntarily go into a relationship with her and her track record for playing nicely with her ex-husband, ex-friends, ex-relatives OTHER than the PAID ones.

Bored said...

Bummygirl said about someone marrying Kate:
Not unless some incredibly stupid dupe does it for the money. I doubt there is enough money out there to be lured into Kate's den.
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I bet the balloon boy's father would dump his wife and marry Kate.

She's come undone said...

First of all when Kate was interviewed on the Today show right after the two children were removed from school; she said nothing about a medical problem. She said words to the effect that they were having problems due to the divorce and added about 98 times (yes, I'm exaggerating) that "this is normal." No mention of anything medical. As usual, she needs to get her stories straight.

Secondly, I have been reading this blog since very early on and it seems that we have been predicting for about 3-4 years now that "she is on her way out." Sorry, but I no longer believe that. She's not going anywhere. She's still being interviewed, still on TV regularly, and still being viewed by 1.3 million. That's not many, but it's still over a million. She's staying.

feeling questionish said...

Doglips said..."Was it OWN or WE that was showing Raising Sextuplets? I think Oprah exploits."

It was WE - owned by Rainbow Media (not Discovery). I think Oprah exploits too, but doesn't like her integrity questioned by the masses. If such a "mass" were to appeal to her vocal child advocacy efforts to help "reality show kids" who currently have ZERO legal representation/protection/rights, she might respond.

No one wants to be the one to make a "single" mom like Kate unemployed, no matter how irritatingly entitled she is - no the kids' faults. However, no one has to be the bad guy if the angle is to get guidelines similar to child actors' in place. If shows can't go on while following such rules, then they were exploiting kids in the first place.

Kids are either protected or off the air, and no one looks like they personally rendered kate "jobless" since it wasn't really about her personally. Seems worth a try.

Ugh said...

Another funny thing about this show. How on earth does Kate find speedos on men repulsive when she is photographed all the time wearing what essentially amounts to a bra and underwear aka a bikini? I hate her act of I'm such a prudish female, I'm so helpless, I'm going to show everyone how feminine I am by shrieking when a boomerang is being thrown. Actually it is just kind of immature behavior and not a good example.

Annie said...

"Kids are either protected or off the air, and no one looks like they personally rendered kate "jobless" since it wasn't really about her personally. Seems worth a try."

I agree with this. This is why TLC has kept them on the air so long. They dont want to look like the bad guy abandon Kate and the kids after the show broke apart the family. The show may not be the actual reason for the divorce but its easy to spin the story to make it look that way.

Kate = Syrup of Ipecac said...

I don't know why I don't get the same 'Kate & Steve are an item' feel. I just don't see it.

Certainly relationships can develop between persons who spend a lot of time together, such as musicians touring together, leading actors and actresses, and coworkers, to name a few.

In the clip I saw of Kate in a limo whining to Steve about not being able to do something dealing with DWTS, Kate appeared to be regressing to childlike whaaaahing, almost like she was seeking sympathy.

I saw a logical, indifferent male laying out Kate's options. He pretty much he seemed to be telling her to just make up her mind. I saw no expression of emotion in response to Kate's sobbing.

Of course the above was being filmed, but Steve's professionalism seemed apparent to me.

Lastly, I, too, wonder why there hasn't been one picture of them engaging in couple behavior or PDA over all these years?

Anonymous said...

Just wanted to quickly post this to Feeling Questionish said... If I decide I want to post again I will sign up for a google account.

That's not quite accurate what you posted about Discovery owning TLC and OWN. OWN is owned 50% by Harpo and 50% by Discovery. I got that information from this article
http://www.oprah.com/pressroom/Oprah-and-Discovery-Communications-Announce-OWN-The-Oprah-W

Kate Gosselin = Mean said...

The only reason TLC keeps Kate on the air is that she allows them, TLC, to use, abuse, invade the privacy of her children.

She allows her children to be used by this big corporation for money. She has sold not only her soul, but the souls of her children, which is so very sad.

Someone upthread mentioned Ashley Judd and her pain form years of her mother's selfish behavior regarding her own career. Then this a.m. I see the mother, Niomi, on TV and what does she say? I had a rough life myself and I was abused and I, I, I, I, I, I, not a word to say to the daughter, who was probably watching the show "I am sorry that I neglected your needs, your safety and security. That I did not put you in front of me and to this day I remain selfish"

Sad stuff. As Ashley is early 40s and Niomi is in her middle 60s and has a chance to validate this daughter's continued pain since age 4.

Yes, it will be Kate's day, someday and it will be a repeat of this exact woman above. "I had to work to support all of you, I had to have 40 acres, a Mansion, chickens, Barns for the horses, in ground pool, Professional BBQ, household help, Nannies, Twitter Acct, 100s of pairs of shoes, lots of tanning, hair treatments, manicures, pedicures and that is how I secured your safety and security and provided you with the best childhood, you had all the material possessions that I always wanted, so why aren't you happy, then go talk to the psychologist your father went to"

kate stands alone said...

Agreed, Kate Gosselin = Mean. The "Nine" aren't on tv because of the twins + sextuplets angle. Sure, their family is unusual, but they remain on tv because Kate is truly the exceptional one. She is the only parent out there willing to continue the filming despite the havoc it has wreaked upon her marriage and kids. She is also willing to mistreat those kids on camera..I guess that makes the show more interesting, but it's painful to witness. I don't believe for a second that Jon would walk away from filming and keep his children from doing it if it truly was beneficial to them and they loved it. Quite unbelievable, really, that Kate loves the fame and money more than her own kids and ex-husband.

Kate Gosselin = Mean said...

As far as "not seeing the couple angle with K & Stevo" well, we aren't suppose to. Not yet.

Pretty soon, Steve will talk to Kate about his wife, she is having an affair and has left him. Kate consoles him.....and slowly we see the love bloom.

Gotta happen, as long as he is around why would she date? He is her love interest that is why he is always around. That is why she always says the same thing "I would like to date" as though that makes us think she is looking for someone.

Not so.

A dating show coming up, but I doubt it will work.

The kids are not fun and seem entitled, except the twins and Collin (I do think he has to push himself to do this)....and Aaden and Hannah will be Disney kids soon, you can see it as they play up to the camera.

This is not ever going to be finished, we will always have a gosselin(s) on TV.....and Steve will be there.

Rainy Days and Fridays said...

She is the only parent out there willing to continue the filming despite the havoc it has wreaked upon her marriage and kids. She is also willing to mistreat those kids on camera..

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Could the kids be a substitution for Jon? He was the one who was belittled, mistreated, and the show had ratings because of it. Now that he's gone, there must be a "hook," a reason to watch the show. It's a sad state of affairs if she's playing the Mean Mommy in order to get ratings.

Anonymous said...

Sorry, I am guilty of watching. We lived in Australia with our six-year old in the mid-70's and I watched to see how the country had changed much as in the same way I like Amazing Race as they occasional visit somewhere that we have been.

I expect that if the Aboriginals weren't expecting the G's that they are probably found w/o a Speedo on. They dressed for company.

Brummygirl said...

Kate Gosselin = Mean said...

As far as "not seeing the couple angle with K & Stevo" well, we aren't suppose to. Not yet.

Pretty soon, Steve will talk to Kate about his wife, she is having an affair and has left him. Kate consoles him.....and slowly we see the love bloom.
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I have a question about Kate and Steve having an affair.
If this is true and Gina knows about it, why on earth would she not pull the rug out from under them?
I know it could be said that she does not want the publicity for her and the children, but who would let Kate carry on living her extravagant lifestyle, sleeping with her husband, when she could be the means of Kate's House of Cards falling?
Never mind confidentiality agreements, there are sources to allow this through. So, I am wondering why?

Jane in CA said...

Aaden and Hannah will be Disney kids soon,
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It takes a lot more than "playing up to the camera" to become a Disney child star. First - some talent. Acting, singing, dancing - Disney looks for talented children with potential to go far. I don't see anything beyond normal 6-year old abilities in either Aaden or Hannah.

Second, these kids come with Momzilla. We all saw how it went when Kate briefly considered pushing the twins into the business. She was firmly put in her place by the talent agent -- and that was the end of that!

As to Steve and Kate as lovers - I could see Nield doing it for the money. He seems like an opportunist to me. But it ain't love. And trying to sell these two as a couple to the viewing audience - homewreckers are simply not well accepted by a large part of the tv audience. Kate will be seen as the homewrecker - no matter how they spin it.

I don't care if TLC tries this route - but I predict it will backfire on them bigtime if they do. Just like Twist of Kate, just like camping with Sarah Palin, etc. They keep trying and Kate keeps failing to deliver.

barbee said...

None of her kids have the personality, talent, or to be honest exceptional looks you usually see on child stars. And then the whole 'business' knows what kind of stage mother the witch would be. Although, now that I've said that, I don't think she would be able to take it if any one of her kids were able to outshine her and be in the business that is finally beginning to show her they don't want HER!

Tami said...

SO much for Australia. Kate's 'bucket list' still includes Europe, New England, China, Korea..She will never stop wanting.

Money By The Pound said...

vI know it could be said that she does not want the publicity for her and the children, but who would let Kate carry on living her extravagant lifestyle, sleeping with her husband, when she could be the means of Kate's House of Cards falling?

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I'm one of the few that doesn't believe that there is an affair. However, supposing that there is...it's all about the money, honey. He's got a great job, the wife doesn't care what he's doing as long as he's bringing home the paycheck. Some women are like that - the Benjamins are more important than fidelity.

gosselinarchives said...

I uploaded it on youtube if you want to watch it. http://www.youtube.com/user/gosselinarchives

I've been pretty busy so it went up like 4 days after it aired. I was surprised to see it get posted up on BMs blog with a "sorry it took so long to get it up." And she has several comments thanking her for the episode. Um, no. I'm the one that did all the work! Sigh. That was part of the reason I took so long to upload it because if she gets all the credit it doesn't end up being a high priority.

We're contemplating getting rid of cable because we rarely watch TV anyways. Her followers will be so disappointed in her.

Brummygirl said...

Tami said...
SO much for Australia. Kate's 'bucket list' still includes Europe, New England, China, Korea..She will never stop wanting.
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I am still hoping for Siberia!! :)

gosselinarchives said...

A few days after uploading the newest episode Discovery flagged it and removed it. I find this funny since their ratings are so low, they should want all the help they can get! When new episodes of J&K were uploaded a couple years ago they never got flagged... dunno why TLC cares so much now. And in a few days time I'd have over 10k views, this K+8 epi didn't even get 1k.

I also find it interesting that they found it even though the name was simply k+8 new epi pt1... no reference to the actual title or australia. They must be paying big bucks to track down anyone uploading episodes.

jonandkatewho? said...

I did not watch. I actually had it on but then changed the channel because even the opening music was so boring and I knew what to expect, more boredom. I can't handle the sheer boredom.

Which is the whole point of my post, really. No matter what country they send Kate and her entitled children to, it will be the same old boring thing. The kids on the couch are worse than boring (sorry little ones, I know it isn't your fault). There just is nothing interesting at all about this family and Kate is so unlikable (sp?) that it's hard to watch her at all. It's becoming annoying to see the kids now, too. I hope they stop with this mess before those poor kids can never live it down.

But I think it may already be too late. I hope not.