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so sick of her said...

Is Joy Behar selling out? Joy's show is on the same time as Kates new episode. Another show I will not watch. It's funny, no View? But I do hope Joy grills her and the View grill Kate the next day.

barbee said...

Thinking again (because every time I put her name into Yahoo it brings up her 'demanding' a police escort through the airport in Dinkyville, Wherever) she can keep demanding until the 'organic cows come home' BUT the REAL question is why the hell do people keep giving her what she so politely asks for, ummmm, uh, actually, so RUDELY demands as obligatory payment for her entitled status!!!!!!

JoyinVirginia said...

I love Jimmy Fallon, DD and I are watching the reocrding of Friday night's show now. One of his opening jokes: "TLC has announced they will be showing new episodes of Kate plus 8 starting Monday. And they will continue showing new episodes until Gaddafi agrees to surrender." It got a LOT of laughs.

Exhausted said...

I agree, Barbee. I've known a lot of people like Kate over the years, but usually they just end up pouting because people ignore them. The fact that this woman has been catered to and tiptoed around this many years by this many people is astounding. And the fact that she acted so rotten for so long and it took this long for people to find out how rude she is is another mystery! No wonder she doesn't get it. People have been cowtowing to her forever.

Kia Ora said...

JoyVirginia- That is so funny. Good one. Cheers!

Cara & Mady Fan said...

readerlady said...
At a very vulnerable age they were "abandoned" by their mother when she first was hospitalized for an extended period of time before the sextuplets were born and then, after they came home, she pushed them aside and ignored their needs in favor of the babies. That continues to this day. Witness Mady's justified complaint about the little ones getting 3 birthday parties this past May.

4/01/2011 6:18 PM

A Huge Amen to this readerlady! Cara and Mady were pushed aside by Khate the minute she found out she had "outdone" them with sextuplets! I believe she was trying for HOM from the beginning. Twins don't bring much money now do they?! I honestly don't give credit to Jon for much until after the divorce and his trying to stop the filming. Up until then - he was a grifter like Khate in my mind. The one thing I had to give him in those years was the fact that he and Cara and Mady seemed more bonded than anyone else in the family. And before anyone finds fault with that (sheeple!) Those twins were there FIRST! They never asked for "famous" sextuplets ... or parents who wanted to "grift" or be "famous". They deserve love and attention that has nothing to do with the sextups! I believe one parent gave them that and continues to give them that ... and it ain't Khate! Baa Baa (I can hear it already!)

Cara & Mady Fan said...

barbee said...
Thinking again (because every time I put her name into Yahoo it brings up her 'demanding' a police escort through the airport in Dinkyville, Wherever) she can keep demanding until the 'organic cows come home' BUT the REAL question is why the hell do people keep giving her what she so politely asks for, ummmm, uh, actually, so RUDELY demands as obligatory payment for her entitled status!!!!!!

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In this day and age ... when media is "king" or "queen" and Khate has had "queen" status for so long ... I'm sure TLC lets local LE and others know they will be vilified in the press if they don't cooperate! LE gets enough bad press in their local news without TLC and Khate adding to it! (and to be quite honest ... as wife of an LEO ... they aren't so up on the "who's who" in media. So they'd be more inclined to go along than balk at such a request from TLC (not Khate or purseboy.) Someone like Khate or Purseboy alone ... would have ended up walking to the hotel!

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

Oh you folks missed our dear Kate speaking to the interviewer at the Food Collection Center in Tn.

When Kate was asked what she did, she explained that she and the kids, in an assembly line filled backpacks, which are given to the hungry children "on the down low" so they have snacks to eat for a week or two.

I find it very strange that she would use the term "on the down low" to explain exchanging one backpack filled for food for another which was empty.

Seems the term "on the down low" has been used more to describe men who enjoy men, although married to women. As a matter of fact, I read a book with that exact title, it was recommended by Oprah Winfrey when she had a psychologist on who explained whey Afro American Men were indeed practicing this very same act with their fellow male friends while married to women.

Now why would Kate use that term and where did Mommy get that terminology? Especially when describing children's backpacks, food, exchange patterns at a Food Distribution Center?

Jane in CA said...

Well, as I understand it, the term "on the down low" originally was slang for "secret," as in "keep this on the down low." Then I think it evolved from there to also meaning a gay man who is still in the closet, thus keeping his secret.

Jane in CA said...

"TLC has announced they will be showing new episodes of Kate plus 8 starting Monday. And they will continue showing new episodes until Gaddafi agrees to surrender."
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I missed this so thanks to the OP! I'm going to put that as my FB status lol.

She's a bigger charity case than them said...

re: Kate using the term "on the down low": it's quite simple actually....she's stupid and lazy. She doesn't take the time to educate herself period. She probably heard the term, thought she knew what it meant and didn't take the time to actually learn whY it meant. She's so arrogant and intellectually lazy that she doesn't need to educate herself, you see. And how frickin arrogant of her to act like she's charitable when all she did was assemble backpacks/food donated by others...she conveniently forgets she begged for food, utility bill payments, cribs, diapers, clothes, etc only a few short years ago. Having IUI when she and jon were struggling financially as it was was so irresponsible and unfair to those twins. She has been the biggest recipient of charity, from the government footing their $1 million hospital tab for the tups to all the "donations" the begged and cried and listed on websites for.

Leigh Ann said...

Seems the term "on the down low" has been used more to describe men who enjoy men, although married to women.
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It means to keep it a secret.

http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=keep+it+on+the+down+low

BerksPa said...

Be Glad::Said:
I find it very strange that she would use the term "on the down low" to explain exchanging one backpack filled for food for another which was empty.

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This same program went on at one of our schools. There would have been great embarrassment for the students whose family needed help providing groceries for their children, to have their friends know that they were packing home groceries for their families (noodles, canned goods, bread, etc) so it was done 'on the down low'. A backpack exchange program. That way no one knew who was getting the extra assistance. I don't think it's so much of a derogatory term.
It means being done without making a scene about it (on the down low)

Up High, Down Low, Too Slow said...

On the down low...used to mean covert or secret action. If you told someone to keep something on the down low, it meant to play it cool and act like they knew nothing.

Yes, I do see the other use now, but only because I googled it. Otherwise I would have never known. Don't think Kate did either.

readerlady said...

Our schools have this program, too. It's for the kids who are on the reduced or free lunch program, but they don't take home "snacks". They take home enough real food - cereal, peanut butter, bread, canned soups, etc. so that the family, especially the child - doesn't go hungry over the weekend. For some of the children, that free lunch they get at school is the only meal they get all day. ITA that Khate is ignorant and intellectually lazy. She grabs at a catch phrase or two and thinks she knows the whole story. She then proceeds on her merry way, spreading misinformation in her wake. I really pity those kids. If they follow her lead, they will grow up to be ignorant, misinformed adults without a clue about the real world. Lets hope that Jon can manage to somehow keep them grounded, although that's a tall order when Khate limits his contact with them.

so sick of her said...

Kate only know s and reads things that are about as far as the tip of her nose. Kate could have made this show so much more, and been respected. She could have, been an advice giver on raising kids, do it yourself, ways of suriving the economy, there was so many ways she could have gone and made it into a business. But she let TLC and others tell her how quickly she can become rich and famous, by getting rid of husband, family and friends, and anyone else who don't see eye to eye with her. Now she is tryin to get redemption and it is too late. Redemption at this point has to be earned, not a flash in the pan as Kate and/or TLC is tryin to put her into. All this BS of giving back, if it's not from the heart and not being paid, and it is not local, it means nothing. Redemption starts at home then community. Kate is tryin to take the credit for something she has never earned. It's like attending church through the back door, and coming out the front to look as if you attended a service when you have not. JMO

so sick of her said...

So what NYC pic are we gonna see, next? Another hotel exit, shoe spree, FAO Schwartz visit, getting her hair done or another bar scene tryin to pic up a guy(for what a night at the hotel)? So tell me is Kate the dumbest, woman on the planet or is she tryin pick up where she left off, before she got married, by pick-up guys in a bar? The only guys you get there are, one night stands, guys looking for sugar mamas, or guys who drink to get drunk. These are not the kind you bring home to the kids or I would not want for or as a permanment, relationship with or as a father figure for my kids. Anyone?

Miranda said...

The way I see it, Kate's options re: men are quite limited. What sane, loving, intelligent, educated, successful man would want to be involved with her?

Despite what she thinks, she's not some fresh, young, firm, nubile beauty who doesn't need a brain or a personality. She doesn't have enough money or the likelihood of a lucrative future career to make a wealthy man consider risking involvement with her. She's not smart or educated enough to hold the attention of any man who's graduated from high school. And she doesn't have any talent or personality that would attract a Henry Higgins-type mentor/husband.

She has nothing to bring to a relationship except misery. She's a selfish, self-centered, mean-spirited, unintelligent, uneducated, untalented, arrogant, rapidly-aging bore. The only type of men who might want to be with her are celebrity-wannabes, fellow grifters, current- and ex-convicts, gigolos and other assorted users and losers.

Those poor children.

so sick of her said...

Miranda you hit the nail on the head. Here is another TV show to avoid monday at 6:30pm CT Access Hollywood and probably E! Entertainment also at 6:30pm CT. Kate is doing a new interview and she is gonna clear up about and set things straight about her & Jon. NOT WATCHING. Cause as we all know it will be about Aussi and about her and A LOAD OF BS!

She's A Doolittle said...

Miranda said,

"The way I see it, Kate's options re: men are quite limited. What sane, loving, intelligent, educated, successful man would want to be involved with her?"

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Well, they say that there's a lid for every pot, so there just might be a lid out there who thinks she is the perfect fit - some guy who loves to be controlled and have someone take control.

DebbieDoo said...

Apparently Kate is still pining away for Jon.

KATE Gosselin is missing her ex-husband.

Sources say the reality TV star — who raises eight kids with Jon Gosselin, whom she split from in 2009 — is pining for her former spouse and feels lost without him.

http://www.showbizspy.com/article/229779/kate-gosselin-pining-for-ex-sources-say-kate-gosselin-misses-jon.html

She's come undone said...

Just saw her interview on the Today show. Wow. She really threw Jon under the bus. Of course, she also said (for the one millionth time) how happy the children are to be filmed and how they all cheer when they see the camera crew coming. I just wish there was some way Jon could get the real truth about her out. Like hidden cameras when he picks up and brings home the children. Her interview was promoting tonight's show. Stuff and nonsense. Matt interviewed her, but he played up to her.

still bashing jon said...

Well, her jabs at Jon are becoming more subtle at least, but they're still there. "I encourage him to spend time with our kids. I wish he'd spend more time with them. He had them every other weekend.". Why can't she just say oh positive things about him? She acts as if he's deserted the kids. He probably interacts with her as little as possible because she's, well, Kate. Oh, and she looked fat, wore some sort of muumuu type short dress.

Cry Me a River said...

And wouldn't you know the moment Khate found out you could make money on twitter she would jump right on it. Matt mentioned the pre-interview (to let us know I hope) and in that pre-interview she would have let it be known exactly what she wanted to talk about - Jon, dating, true medical condition(where did that come?), not really expelled, kids love filming/crew, Alexis loved, loved the long flight and most importantly, twitter. Why not say we had rather not go there with Jon. They have the power, not her, they can totally control the interview.

Maggie said...

Just curious, I know what Access Hollywood is but what is CT Access Hollywood? What does the CT stand for? Is it the same program as Access Hollywood? Thanks

barbee said...

for a man to have enough $$$$$$ to take on that tribe, he would presumably be intelligent enough to have gotten said $$$$$$. Well, in my mind, that would preclude a guy from having interest in such an unintelligent, obnoxious, grating person like her.

ChurchMouse said...

From "People" magazine at
http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20478994,00.html

"...And her relationship with ex-husband Jon? Same old, same old, says Kate.

"I am doing what I can to reach out and communicate," she says. "What I receive back is not in my control. I do what I can to involve him in our family."

He is involved with their kids, Kate says, but perhaps not enough, in her view. "He has them two weekends a month," she says. "I wish he would see them more, to be honest. So do they. I think the important thing is that I control my reaction, my attitude and my words." "

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Umm, Ms. Gosselin? If you'd stop dragging your kids across the globe to film them, Mr. Gosselin might be able to set up some sort of normal schedule to consistently be in their lives.

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

I am reading the comments about K8's new interviews on the morning shows and it (she) is sickening. What a waste of human dignity, which apparently she never had or will have. Why is she still using Jon as her scape goat? He has moved on and so should she. If she is so concerned about Jon spending more time with the kids, why the previous sob stories that the kids did not want to stay with him during his scheduled visits? She made quite a point of the kids calling her constantly wanting to come home to be with her. Why take "his time" to travel across the globe during his time? the kids' usefulness is being strained, so she only has Jon to get the public's attention back to her.
Missing Jon? LOL! Where are all the prospective escorts lining up for a date? The only "dates " she could muster were paid for...booby guard, hairdresser, assistant hairdresser and ??? Was the a difference of opinion between Steve and her in regards to their "relationship"?

Is she that jealous that Jon has a seemingly good relation with Ellen and is working to get his life on track with some form of normalcy.
I really hope that Jon does not fall for her latest tactic to use him and get "suckered" into her life again. She will never change for the better. She has used and will use anyone (kids included) to get her where she wants to be.
She cannot make it on her own and
continues to look for others to boost her popularity or lack of it.

~Momma~ said...

I'm loving the amount of comments under this free discussion post. (Or should I say, "Lack thereof") That's a great sign that people are becoming indifferent....which spells THE END for wannabes.

Brummygirl said...

Cry me a River said:
Why not say we had rather not go there with Jon. They have the power, not her, they can totally control the interview.
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Because 1. Nasty is news and ratings and 2. T.L.C. for some reason, has them all in their pocket or the producers at least.
Dancing with the Stars is on tonight, much better for your blood pressure.
Sorry Kate, you do not rate on my t.v.

so sick of her said...

Glad I did not watch, it was another Kate BS fest. No, she does not bash Jon, well Kate saying you wish Jon would spend more time with the kids is like saying he does not. And who's fault is that? You have taken several weekends away from Jon so you can film. Is she wearing a green dress thing(there a pic), geez, she looked fat. In a real recent article(like 2 hrs ago) she is using "to be honest" again, you know she is lying. Also in the article from that interview, she says, she does not have a lot of time for herself! Really, 10 hours a day, plus when Jon has them for the weekend, I guess that is not enough time to herself? There is not a working mother out there who would not kill for even 10 minutes to them selves. She has 10 hours 5 days a week. What a bunch of BS. Oh yeah, she is throwing the single mom with 8 kids sob story again! BOOHOO, not gonna work this time. WHAT JOKE SHE IS BECOMING.

on the down low, huh said...

Cry me a river....

Kate doesn't have the right to tell anyone who interviews her what they can and can't ask. TLC does that. If it is controversial, TLC arranged that and Kate is prepped to drop her bits of bitchiness. It makes for great press and we run to the blogs to smash her. TLC loves it, bad press is better than no press at all and Kate had no press for quite a while there.

Now the TLC publicity machine is working overtime to get viewers.

Sad, very sad, that a woman would want to be seen as someone who can't keep her legs together during an interview with G. Lopez, that one I viewed by surprise. She smashed Jon on that one too.

Button Button said...

(snip)
...She has nothing to bring to a relationship except misery. She's a selfish, self-centered, mean-spirited, unintelligent, uneducated, untalented, arrogant, rapidly-aging bore. The only type of men who might want to be with her are celebrity-wannabes, fellow grifters, current- and ex-convicts, gigolos and other assorted users and losers.
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Hmmm, maybe Charlie Sheen?

so sick of her said...

I see she is on Twitter. So, during the day(10 hours) Kate will be on Twitter. People have spent hours on end talking about themselves. So Kate will be right at home. Her sheeple are having field day. I think Twitter is a waste of time. Who cares what you do all day. That is if you truely are doing something, cause if you were doing something you would not be Tweeting it. So Kate found another way to waste her time, so she can go on Today show and say, I don't have time for myself. What a luney Kate is. She does not think before she talks.

Button Button said...

DebbieDoo said...
Apparently Kate is still pining away for Jon.

KATE Gosselin is missing her ex-husband.

Sources say the reality TV star — who raises eight kids with Jon Gosselin, whom she split from in 2009 — is pining for her former spouse and feels lost without him.
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I would miss a personal slave too. It would be wonderful to have someone at my beck and call so I could just sit in a plastic chair and yell directions all day long.

HW said...

So on Regis and Kelly she told Anderson Cooper that the kids wanted to be in their own home instead of with Jon. Today she told Matt Lauer that she wishes he'd spend more time with the kids AND SO DO THEY.

Which is it? Do they want to be home with her or do they want more time with Jon? Kate....? Hello?

Also, if Jon has them two weekends a month isnt' that most likely a court ordered arrangement that Kate pushed for? And why take them away so much when they could be home with their father?

There is no hope for Kate but thes "professional" journalists who will not insiste upon the truth from her are a disgrace and I had hoped for more from Matt Lauer.

SaNdY said...

Maggie said...
Just curious, I know what Access Hollywood is but what is CT Access Hollywood? What does the CT stand for? Is it the same program as Access Hollywood? Thanks
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My guess is that the 'CT' stands for Central Time

Kate lies said...

Why is it so easy for some people to spot the lies and contradictions and others are completely (willfully?) blind to it?

http://www.hollybaby.com/2011/04/04/kate-gosselin-today-show-jon-gosselin/

fhsdrummersmom said...

fhs drummers mom:
I do not know if this has been discussed but why is the new episode on at l0 pm? I would think that TLC demographics for the show is children/families. Who is going to allow their children to stay up after l0 pm on a school night to watch this show? Are the executives at TLC purposely premiering the show at this time so the ratings will be low to finally get rid of Kate? If I were Kate I would be scared that the handwriting is on the wall and your cushy lifestyle is going to end very shortly.

Tami said...

She is the one who took him to court to try to limit his visitation. He should have his lawyer go to court and say, "The mother is now saying she wants him to spend more time with the kids". She'd have her lawyers fight for even less time.

Child Advocate by Trade said...

As a professional who deals with children who self mutilate, I have difficulty hearing that a 10 yr old girl was allowed and agreed to Bungee jump, head first downward. I don't care if it is 4 or 5 feet. One foot can create a head injury. Yet, the mother is afraid performing this feat?

Is this what I just read somewhere?

What exactly is happening within Cara's mind that she would do this?

Jon, if you read this blog, then you had better have your atty files some papers pretty quickly re: saving your children's lives. This woman follows direction from TLC as if she is allowing her child to hop scotch?

MoGal said...

Joy requested people send questions to ask Kate to her on twitter.....I think she needs to ask Kate if she would be willing to do the interview while hooked to a lie detector, while having a man sitting next to her with a machine on the desk.

E said...

Maggie said...

Just curious, I know what Access Hollywood is but what is CT Access Hollywood? What does the CT stand for? Is it the same program as Access Hollywood? Thanks
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I think the context was 6:30 pm CT - which means Central Time.
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And she said, "I think the important thing is that I control my reaction, my attitude and my words."

And there you have it - she's being coached. She'd never come up on her own with that much empathy for how her words affect her children.

There's no way she is missing Jon. That's all PR.

ChurchMouse said...

"Child Advocate by Trade said...
...I have difficulty hearing that a 10 yr old girl was allowed and agreed to Bungee jump, head first downward. I don't care if it is 4 or 5 feet. One foot can create a head injury..."

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Just to clarify, I believe they were on what is called a SkyJump:
http://www.skyjump.co.nz

For $175.00, you can strap your kid into a harness and have them leap off of a 630-foot tower at
roughly 50 mph for around 11 seconds, and then slow down to a landing plaza below. Minimum age is age ten.

For adults, it is $225.00.

Supposedly, the owners have never had an accident. That guarantees nothing, however. I wouldn't trust letting a dog on that thing, let alone a child.

What's next, TLC? Running with the Bulls in Pamplona?

amy too said...

Would someone who has the Twitter ability, please ask Joy Bahar to ask Kate why her daughter Cara was allowed to jump to the ground on a bungee cord. Also why Kate then refused to follow her 10 yr old daughter.

Please folks, this is really important that Joy ask Kate why she would put her 10 yr old daughter in danger like this.

If I had the twitter acct I would be sending this question. I did go on the HLN site and sent a msg asking this question but I do believe of all the self centered, harmful things she has done to these children. This has to be one of the more horrible things she has done, putting her daughter's life on the line.

I don't care if Cara fell onto a tramboline, it is so dangerous to fall on the top of your head. Can you imagine the speed she was going when she fell?

This woman is nuts, absolutely out of her mind crazy. She will sacrifice her daughter for $$$ and now her life?

I thought last years' shows with the hot temperatures in NY and the kids falling asleep on the top of that bus, getting ice cream cones pushed in their faces, then the fishing boat trip where they vomitted and Kate was enthralled.

Terrible woman, she should be nailed to the wall for this motherhood action.

Lordie Bee, is Cara trying to harm herself, get her mother's attention? What is this about?

Laurie said...

DebbieDoo said...
Apparently Kate is still pining away for Jon.

KATE Gosselin is missing her ex-husband.

Sources say the reality TV star — who raises eight kids with Jon Gosselin, whom she split from in 2009 — is pining for her former spouse and feels lost without him.
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I know that you don't believe this articale any more than I do. What Kate meant was that she's not pining for Jon she's pining for the ratings she had when Jon was on the show!

EnoughAlready:O said...

Wow ! Looking at the TODAYS shows comments on facebook under the Kate video...about 98% are negative and slamming the show for even having her on...maybe they will get the hint ?

She's Such A Phoney said...

The reason TLC scheduled the show to go on at 10 PM is probably because that's when DWTS ends! They assume everyone will be watching and then switch to TLC when DWTS ends. There's Hawai 50, Harry's Law and Castle - no need to switch to TLC to watch Khate screech and frown!

txmom said...

The ONLY REASON I can come up with if the kids truly enjoy filming is this: being in that house along with their mother is beyond unbearable, and when being filmed, they are allowed out of the Gosselin prison and mommy dearest treats them somewhat acceptably. (well, except the boys, of course. I am still appalled that she gave a broken lolly to Joel and kept the perfect one to herself.) That speaks to her mothering abilities. geesh

Sunrise, Sunset said...

She is the one who took him to court to try to limit his visitation. He should have his lawyer go to court and say, "The mother is now saying she wants him to spend more time with the kids".

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This is why, when one is as dumb as Kate, that the last thing you do is to go on national television and say something like this. It's going to come back and haunt you. When you can't remember the lies that you previously told, you shut the heck up and say nothing. She can't think that far ahead. This is always what has been her problem, and it's going to be her downfall. I have no idea why she thinks that everything in her life needs to be made public. To whom is she listening? TLC? Handlers? PR staff? Or is it solely her decision to go on national television and diss Jon?
She's some piece of work, isn't she?

Kristin said...

I was on The Today Show Facebook page and the vast majority of comments on her appearance are negative. I really wonder if that bothers her-not that she would ever admit it. I also wonder if she knows her time in the spotlight is just about up. She has nothing more to offer. When the show first started out, people loved watching her and Jon raise the kids and watching the kids grow up. Then when she and Jon separated, their divorce drama was the big draw. Now there's nothing. She and the show have nothing to offer anymore. The kids are getting older and I think eventually, the sextuplets will get tired of filming the way Mady and Cara had and hide out while the crew is around.

Demographics said...

I do not know if this has been discussed but why is the new episode on at l0 pm? I would think that TLC demographics for the show is children/families.
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Perhaps they're catering to the West Coast and Midwest audiences? It will be on on 7pm in California.

SmileyGrl752 said...

On the Kate Plus 8 page on Facebook (and no I am not a member)there's a quote from Kate, and it says (and I quote): "We decided to camp again. I had a little redeeming to do," -Kate. LIKE this post if you will be watching tonight's premiere at 10/9c.

Kate, redeeming herself? She's going to have to do a lot more than go on another camping trip to do that.

mummy said...

I was shocked and sad to see the new episode will air tonight. I think the network and Kate are trying very hard to get the gravey train back on the track. It's all about the MONEY. I think this is their last grasp at it.
She is a greedy,complaining, self absorbed, bossy, and rude woman. Ohhh and now she cant find a man... well Kate... maybe you should go on the Today show with a little purse full of bills and act pitiful.
When those kids grow up they will realize whats going on.
I still miss Jodi and Beth and their families..and Jon too..I would rather watch them.
This is sad really, all the networks want is MONEY, all Kate wants is MONEY. And the really sad part, is nobody really cares about the kids, and even sadder is the kids will think Kates behavior is normal.

so sick of her said...

I see most of the comments on the net about Kate on the Today show, are negative. Kate has contradicted herself several times in Todays' Today show. 1. Bashing Jon, 2. Jon's custody, 3. she does not have time for herself, but time to Twitter? 4. The 2 tups are being put back in school slowly, but it will be soon? Either you put them in or not. Isn't it too late now to even put the 2 back in school, since school will be out in about 2-2 1/2 months? And the 2 are reading at kindergarden level, should they not be a lot further along, like closer to 1st grade? They are gonna be 7 soon. If anyone here is gonna watch, watch it the second time it is on, the first is when ratings count.

logical said...

I think that kate really does wish Jon would come get the kids more often BECAUSE as her fame wanes she is having to do more work and getting less help with the kids. there is not as many freebies anymore. so I really do think she wishes Jon would come get them so she could keep trying to pretend she is a star. the kid were a product to her and just kids to jon.

so sick of her said...

Kate really does not know much about anything does she? I think it was E! and they had clip from some interview from today and she was dishing the DWTS stars. Like she was such a great dancer!NOT! Her comment about Kristy Alley being in her 60's was a DUH! moment. Kate did not know that Kristy was in her 60's. What does Kate do all day, go on the net and read about herself, stare at her own pics? Kate is not too bright!

so sick of her said...

Kate said on Access: that every weekend they are home, the weekend is planned. I take that to mean, when they are not with Jon, to have a normal life, they are gonna be filming, on Kate weekends. Those poor kids, school all week and then have to work 2 weekends a month. While Kate does little if any work, cause she has a housekeeper/cook, nannies, a tutor, landscaper, pool cleaner, mostly a extra cleaning people. When she was recently at the dentist, I read at one article's comment section that besides Kate and the 8, purseboy was there, a nanny, and the housekeeper, besides the film crew. This person(who lives there) also said that the this housekeeper does the cooking and laundry and has been with Kate since the tups were babies. So if true Kate pretty much does little to nothing all day. She is a trip!

Exhausted said...

I think she really is jealous of Jon...not because of his relationship, but more because he gets to live the life of a Bachelor. She desparately would love to do the same, but her whole lousy image is predicated on her being some sort of super mother. Her crew of TLC lawyers fight for her to have primary custody when all she really wants to do is eat at Nobu and do her sham of a book tour. I'm not saying she does anything for the kids, but she still has to share a house with them and somewhat accomodate them (emphasis on somewhat). It drives her insane that Jon goes day after day and doesn't have to make provisions for them except for a few days a month. Remember that this is the woman who didn't even want him to run an errand too long and be away from them because she hated having the kids by herself!

Having said that, these kids need to see their dad more than 5 or 6 days a month. That is ridiculous, and I would go crazy if I saw my young children that infrequently. I hope Jon is fighting on a daily basis to make the courts allow him equal time, and if he's not, I have no respect for him. I had a friend in the 1980's whose mother was awarded full custody, but his father took her to court and didn't give up and got everything split down the middle. This was in Pennsylvania, and it was 20 years ago. So I think Jon should stand a good chance. But if he signed away his rights because of money or pressure from TLC, then only he can answer for that. He knows full well how awful Kate is and how much of a hold this harmful company has on her life and consequently, the children's lives. So I just wonder what's behind this whole thing that we don't know about. It's so sad to not have these children with a parent who cares.

Kia Ora said...

Going by your comments (didn't see it)& how I feel-Kate the MASTER contradiction of all things sane to a regular person.

Beyond The Sea said...

Kate really does not know much about anything does she? I think it was E! and they had clip from some interview from today and she was dishing the DWTS stars.

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Dishing? Do you mean DISSING?

I'm a bit confused. You commented that Kate said that Kirstie was in her 60s, but they you said that Kate didn't know that she was in her 60s?

so sick of her said...

Got the perfect husband/ man for Kate. Does anyone remember the original Stepford Wives, and the remake, well mix the 2 movies together and there is Kates perfect man. He will be a robot and in the remake Glen Close characters husband, pre-programed to do/say/perform anything she wants and fully fuctional. Kind of like Data from Star Trek Next Gen only more life like. What you think? :)LOLOLOLOL

Anonymous said...

I was at the Dollar Store the other day, and guess what I saw? Multiple Blessings, for $1.00!!
Also, I was watching "Annie" with my daughter (the 80's movie version) and Kate is SO Ms. Hanagin. Exactly. It's seriously uncanny.

WonderButton said...

The reason the show was on at 10 pm is because Kate is past her prime time. Ha ha ha.....

Castle_Rock666 said...

Flipping this show on during commercials. Kate and her kids are disgusting to watch. All they do or talk about is how it's time to eat something. Kate acts like it's all about showing herself off. The kids aren't cute and act like bsboies. Why does TLC think anyone wants to watch this crap ? It's whining kids that cry over everything. Go away Gosselins.

WonderButton said...

Echoing thoughts posted above, about abandonment of Mady and Cara. I do agree. It is so sad that they were pushed aside by the tups, and the thought popped into my head that maybe that preganancy with the twins was "proof of concept". But then I stop and ask myself if Kate even knows what "proof of concept" means. And then I wonder if Kate did plan a "priming" pregnancy, to stretch her uterus to make it more likely that she could carry multiples to term. And then I think that's so cold and calculated. I hope not. Just musings on my part. Who could ever know for sure?

Anonymous said...

http://www.popeater.com/2011/04/04/kate-plus-8-new-season/?icid=maing-grid7|main5|dl3|sec1_lnk2|54162
KATE WORRIED ABOUT GETTING A JOB

Brummygirl said...

I went in to Holly Baby's site to see the Today interview. She is such an unaccomplished liar..she never knows what she says from one interview to another. The statement about wanting Jon to see more of the kids and them wanting to...blew me away.
One of the funniest comments on this interview about Kate wanting a superman was:

"Superman would have to wear an anti-kryptonite armour!"

That just about sums up Kate....toxic!!!

so sick of her said...

Beyond the Sea: sorry: Kate did not know that Kristie Alley was/is 60 this year. Kate had no idea how old she was. (Typing too fast)Kate sat there for a moment in amazement. Kate does not research anything. I did not think Kristie was closer to 60. I thought in her 50's, but she was born in 1951. For someone who is a little chucky and older(by 24 yrs) than Kate, she can MOVE! Kate can't dance period!

so sick of her said...

What's this life changing experience Kate had. What she changed her underwear? Ken Tucker from ET Weekly, just did a review of the show, he basicly said more of the same, it was choppy, like they cut sences off, and it was all about Kate and some of the kids had meltdowns that were cut. He also said he was not watching the rest of the season, cause it will be more of the same, Kate has not changed.

Wondering... said...

So why the heck is her bodyguard in the water and on the boat with her and not with the kids on the land? Wouldn't they be more of a target than Kate on a boat? Wonder what his wife thanks of this?

so sick of her said...

Kate was a no show on Joy Behar(read this at another site). Maybe tuesday? I clicked over there and thought I missed Kate(wanted to see what she was wearing) saw Star Jones, then fell a sleep, it was 9:50ct and they were talking about other celebs. What's the matter Kate afraid Joy was gonna grill yea. Someone also said that Kate Twited that she was on her way home in a limo.

Tami said...

The reason TLC scheduled the show to go on at 10 PM is probably because that's when DWTS ends! They assume everyone will be watching and then switch to TLC when DWTS ends. There's Hawai 50, Harry's Law and Castle - no need to switch to TLC to watch Khate screech and frown!

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After DWTS we turned over to ABC Family to watch the rerun of the Secret Life that came on at 7. No need to tape the original airing at 7 when it repeats at 9. I am curious to see the ratings and how many really wanted to tune in to Kate + 8.

Jane in CA said...

Thanks to Anon for the link to the Popeater article.

"An insider assures me the new 'Kate Plus 8' episodes pack the goods: "You are going to see Kate spend another night camping, but this time without Sarah Palin. You will see her explore Sydney, meet with aboriginals and even swim with sharks in an attempt to win back viewers."

*eye roll* Oh yes, the real reason Kate had a melt down while camping was Sarah Palin - NOT! Well, let me take that back. I think Kate felt very threatened by Sarah Palin, another strong narcisstic woman who is used to getting her own way -- but who is able to do so while keeping a good social veneer in place. Sarah and her family also chose to ignore Kate and I think that's what sent her spinning off into tears of self-pity and eventually into a full blown melt down.

But TLC is really fooling themselves if they think they can re-package Kate and make viewers like her. If anyone watches Mythbusters - do you recall the episode where they tried to polish poop? They were able to make some shiny balls that looked attractive, but it was still poop and it still stunk. That's Kate in a nutshell. I don't care how you dress her up, what setting you place her, or how many politically correct acts she performs for the cameras - she's poop and she stinks to high heaven.

TLC - give it up. You own greed and lack of moral compass blind you to seeing what a horror show Kate is. Maybe when advertisers start yelling at you and taking their dollars elsewhere, the powers at TLC will actually sit up and listen.

expat said...

Just a few thoughts on all the other comments...first the Today Show appearance - what the heck is up with her face?? She looks like she's 50; is that what botox does to you? She had very odd lines around her mouth/nose and at the corners of her eyes. It's as if the soul-deep ugliness is oozing out and she keeps trying to push it back in and it's not working.
Secondly, the "half date" comment...my first reaction was that some poor man got rooked into taking her out and couldn't make it past the appetizer course, excused himself to hit the washroom and snuck out.
That brought to mind ideas of what man in his right mind would consider dating her, and all I could come up with were various habituees of the world of reality tv....Khate and Flava Flav? Vern Troyer? Gary Busey?? Honestly, who else would want to even consider spending time with her?

HI 50 said...

Brummygirl said...

"Superman would have to wear an anti-kryptonite armour!"

That just about sums up Kate....toxic!!!
4/04/2011 8:24 PM
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I confess, that was my posting. Superman has a genius & emotional IQ that's off the chart. Surely, all super heros will see Momster Dearest evil succubi behaviors a mile away & FLY FAR, FAR AWAY! She's a succubus who wants to drain the life out of everyone around her while screeching like a banshee when the hero won't submit to being her personal slave! Interesting to read blogger comments, OVERWHELMINGLY negative!!

EVERYBODY KNOWS she's a manipulating, vindictive LIAR who can't keep her stories straight. Thank you for filming TLC, Today Show & all the ignorant media shows who invite her to spill her bullsh*t. MORE evidence of her evil ways!

BTW, she will NEVER redeem herself after SP's Alaska! She was TOO SELFISH to allow the G8 to stay @ the Alaska campsite, complained about being cold & frigid (yup, her words) then ran around PA in low-cut, skimpy outfits with open toed shoes & NO JACKET.

In previews, she's screeching during the bungee jump and shark dive. Her screeching probably scared the sharks away from the shark cage. Shucks, I was hoping they chummed the water & someone accidently bumped her into the water. LMAO!!

Amy too said...

Joy was intrigued with Star and never even mentioned Kate G. I think Kate G knew that Joy was going for her jugular and those kids and the treatment.

Joy had a 3 member panel, after Star and she went down memory lane and it was a good interview, no mention of Katie.

Good

ChurchMouse said...

You know, I'm beginning to think that TLC is looking at Ms. Gosselin as an old clunker of a car.

You know the kind. You bought it when it was new, but now there's too much mileage and too many breakdowns.

You wonder if you should just keep throwing good money after bad, just to keep the damn thing running.

Eventually, you realize that just filling it up is costing too much, since it just doesn't perform the way it should.

You sigh, and call someone to take it away.

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

Kate made a lot of mistakes, she thought since Jon was at home taking care of the household, managing the staff, that all the attention Kate was getting was real stuff. She thought she had her own career:appearances, book signings and she and boobyguard were off and running around the country. But Jon was raising those babies, not Kate.

Kate has not raised those children. When Kate went to LA with Boobyguard and came home and told Jon, according to Jon on Larry King, that Kate didn't want a marriage and each could go their own way or whatever was said, Kate thought she was going to have men all over her.

Well, now we have Kate alone, except for Boobyguard, looking stupid and tired. No men are swarming all over Kate. No one is flooding the phone she carries around looking for a dinner date. Not happening.

She blames the children "I am no longer a young single woman without baggage, I have 8 children" and Matt Lauer, although nice, hit the nail on the head with "yes, you have 8 children and that is a lot for a man to want to deal with or something along those lines. He was very nice to her but he pulled no punches with her. He let her dig her whole about Jon AGAIN, she lied.

Jon can't get the kids as she has them filming constantly except for their school time.

This may be what the other blogger is saying. Cara is at that age, along with Mady, when they want to be like their friends,not filming so that Kate and the little kids can be filmed. It is not and never will be about the twins. they are assisting the Nannies.

Did anyone notice that there were 3 nannies, not 2 on that Australia trip. One woman's face was blacked out or fuzzed out, she was carrying one of the tups.

Now at almost 7 yrs old, why would you still be carrying them?

Kate has failed as a mother, she gave birth and that is all she did.

Yes, she created a make believe family that fans rooted for, but reality? She cannot stand being with her children and other than TLC sending her to NY with her boobyguard, she does not know what to do with those kids.

TLC take her off TV and put something educational on or will you make sure the train wreck happens with the kids in the train wreck? You are succeeding. Cara is very sad, sadder than I can remember.

Save the children TLC, give Kate her own show with boobyguard "the single woman looking for love" but keep her in the US because she does not know how to act overseas. Different culture, different than New Yorkers or Pennsylvanians.

Shadow Of Your Smile said...

Someone also said that Kate Twited that she was on her way home in a limo.

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I believe that she twitted that she was "driving" home from New York, which sounded like she was doing the actual driving.

Apparently Kate was bumped for Star Jones, and is scheduled for tonight with Sherri Shepherd.

"it was all about Kate and some of the kids had meltdowns that were cut."

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How did he know that they had meltdowns if the scenes were cut?

Rainbow68 said...

I want to put this nicely: The show just fell flat for me. Kate was trying to be more pleasant, I can tell. It's just that the kids are no longer little and don't mispronouce words anymore and they're not actors so it's really more like watching someone else's home movies. Also, with Jon not on anymore they miss his funny comments. If this were a new show, and not a show I have a history with, I'd never watch it again. It seems to have run its course. It was also sad to me that when Aaden pointed out the family of crabs(?) or whatever that was - he said Mommy and Brother, no Daddy. That was sad for me.

barbee said...

tlc did her NO favor filming the tribe but keeping it off the air for months. Who cares what they did months ago? And isn't there some really old footage that NEVER aired?

There's an article out that she's worried about her ratings and the show ending. DUH! At the end of J&K+8 the show was watched to see how far she would carry the crap with Jon. When she came back with just the kids (and them not even really as supporting actors, but more like decorations) the show stank. She has NO talent, the kids are annoying with their crying, bickering, immature chatter, so the show stank.

Now on their 'world wide' travels, there is not enough scenery and too much kate. EVERYTHING is about her, SHE never fed an elephant before (how many have?), she has waited all her life to hold a koala (volunteer at a zoo), she EVEN admitted that they didn't stay at the beach very long as they had to go learn how to throw boomarangs. First of all, they NEVER stay anywhere past the initial 'we did this' type thing (once and then that's gone) and second, she made that all about her, it seemed like 3 of the kids got to throw it and then, as one of the tup girls said, mommy got to throw it lots of times. Well, yeah, people are only interested in what she does. Oooops, that should be SHE is only interested in what SHE does. And then people wonder why anyone with half a brain is tired of her.

It appears that the kids STILL cry all the time, some are barely able to be understood when they talk and they certainly PLAY to the cameras.

Couldn't believe her banishing Mady to the bus at the fireworks while Mady kept pleading and saying I didn't do anything, honest. Well, maybe kate knows any form of 'honest' confirms that it's a lie. And my concern was did someone TAKE her back to the bus or was she sent alone in the dark? Wouldn't doubt it.

There's an article out that she's worried about her ratings and the show ending. And that is a surprise? It's just 9000 episodes overdue!!!!!!

What is with a comment she made somewhere about the book tour in LA being "not like all my OTHER book tours" - having so few people show up. Good Lord, she talks like she's done 9000 of them.

At least I know my absolute utter disgust in her is well warranted.

E said...

amy too said...

Lordie Bee, is Cara trying to harm herself, get her mother's attention? What is this about?
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Bless her, it's Cara's way of being what her mother is not. Skiing, swimming - these are things she did with her Dad who she obviously identifies with more. Mady is more in your face with her rebellion. Cara quietly goes in the other direction. I hope it boosts her self esteem.

She's Such A Phoney said...

How can she claim to be afraid of heights and then get on a cherry picker on DWTS?? How's that for contradiction and Khate drama?

so sick of her said...

Well, apparently, Kate will be on Joy Behar tonight. It looks as if TLC got Joy to move Kate's interview to tuesday night. Kate is gonna be with Sherri Shepard, one of Kate's biggest supporter/fan. I will not watch that. They probably taped it yesterday, but pulled it. Cause, Kate Twited that she was on her way home in a limo, when K8 was on.

Mel said...

Did anyone feel bad for the twin who was getting screamed at during the fireworks? Yeah, these things happen, but who wants it broadcast on national tv???? Especially at their age. Or at ANY age actually.

I don’t understand why, why, why didn’t they didn’t cut that part of the footage. Why would the mom let TLC embarrass and humiliate her 10 year old in front of everyone she knows. That was just painful to watch.

Also, what was with the tups during their couch time? It was just bizarre. I couldn’t get if they were mocking the aborigine’s or what. They sure don’t seem very tuned in to absorbing what they were seeing. It wasn’t like oh, listen! Here’s this cool thing about what we saw! Here’s the thing I like the best, the thing I was most taken with. It was more about poking fun at people.

Why was the one girl tup upside down on the couch while the boy tup was talking? They couldn’t have re-done that? It makes the kid look so out of control; why would you want to show that?

Sunrise, Sunset said...

You sigh, and call someone to take it away.

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Or you donate it to a charity auction. Kate claims that she wants to "give back" to charity; maybe if she auctions herself off, somebody will take her.

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...

Sunshine said...

Kate is, and always will be a DRAMA QUEEN. The only person that Kate cares about is herself. I am sooooo looking forward to reading the kids autobiography in the future. By then, Kate will be a thing of the past.

Brummygirl said...

Sunrise Sunset said:

Or you donate it to a charity auction. Kate claims that she wants to "give back" to charity; maybe if she auctions herself off, somebody will take her.
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I wouldn't like to make a bet on that!! :)

Jane in California said...

Mel - in answer to your questions about why the editor's choose to show certain things, or why they can't re-do a take and make it better --- perhaps what is shown is the best they could get. If so, imagine what hit the cutting room floor!

I didn't watch the show, so I thank the few who did and report on their impressions here.

Ohio Buckeye said...

Once her plummeting ratings catch up with her, prepare yourselves for K8G over playing The Good Mother by claiming some altruistic reason for HER decision to end the show for the well being of her beloved children.

It's coming. Wait for it....

His Name Is Speedy said...

Or you donate it to a charity auction. Kate claims that she wants to "give back" to charity; maybe if she auctions herself off, somebody will take her.
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I wouldn't like to make a bet on that!! :)

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Mr. Speedo?

barbee said...

Still love kate's comment about having had a half a date. What about having a couple of little dates here and there, as she stated a while back? You know, it doesnt even matter if people start rumors and say she said things she didn't say. She outdoes us on her own, can't remember which is the "Lie of The Week", and the funniest part is it doesn't even have to be about anything that even matters. She lies because, well, because she can.

Denise said...

"How can she claim to be afraid of heights "

How about climbing into the hot air balloon in the mini skirt?

just wondering said...

so sick of her said...
Well, apparently, Kate will be on Joy Behar tonight. It looks as if TLC got Joy to move Kate's interview to tuesday night
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StarJonesEsq Looks like Kate Gosselin will have to be on the @JoyVBehar show another day...Joy and I had "three many" THINGS to discuss! #SatansSisters
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Star Jones bumped Kate's gig with Joy.

Barbara M. said...

I just read the recap of last night's show at Entertainment Weekly - the shortest recap I ever read, it's obvious that the reviewer is disgusted by Kate. And so are other viewers; the comments show that almost everyone has Kate's number.
I didn't watch the show, but according to the ET reviewer, there were no sharks at Kate's 'swim with the sharks' event (although she did a lot of whining that she doesn't like water, the water is cold, etc). So, even sharks stay away from Kate!

Seaside Retreat said...

You know, it doesnt even matter if people start rumors and say she said things she didn't say. She outdoes us on her own, can't remember which is the "Lie of The Week", and the funniest part is it doesn't even have to be about anything that even matters.

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What about the Reading coach, or was that just a rumor? Was he half the date, or one of the smaller little dates? He didn't look too little to me!

Pattypanda said...

Love that Kate got bounced from Joy Behar last night in favor of Star Jones.

Miranda said...

Did Kate say she thought the Speedo men should be banned from the beach?

Talk about hypocrisy.

IsThisYourCard? said...

I guess we'll see if this is true:
""This season Kate has been told to bring her A-game," a TV producer tells me. "If her ratings drop to the 1 million mark this will be her last season, and then Kate would have to get a real job.""

"TLC gave the reality star a lucrative opportunity to have her own show after she and Jon called it quits. But despite the hype, Kate's spinoff, 'Kate Plus 8,' did not bring in the numbers TLC had hoped for."

"Still, a source close to Kate tells me that TLC continues to have faith in the Gosselins. "TLC hadn't really done 'Kate Plus 8' in a series way until now -- it was just sporadic specials that people had trouble finding," my source says. "TLC does believe in her." "

http://www.popeater.com/2011/04/04/kate-plus-8-new-season/

Sassypaws said...

I wasn't interested in watching the show last night but I am interested in the reviews.

I agree with Ken Tucker's review on EW.com (http://watching-tv.ew.com/2011/04/04/kate-plus-8-australia-review-brilliant/). His declaration that "Kate Plus 8 was tedious whenever it wasn’t painful" reassured me that my choice not to watch was right

His summary of the show told me all I needed to know:
"It’s the usual by now: The kids are cute, what we see of them; too many scenes are chopped off just before someone starts to sob or, perhaps, throw a fit, and for that, I’m glad for the sake of the children and their future. Kate is doing her version of an over-dressed TV personality who has trouble keeping her temper under control."

Ken's review ended with "I don’t think I’ll keep reviewing Kate Plus 8 this season. Will you be watching it?"

ChurchMouse said...

Oh, for Pete's sake.

From ABC News Entertainment:
http://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/kate-gosselins-kate/story?id=13301546

"They want to see it do at least as well as the first cycle, if not better," Guthrie said. "Kate and her producers realize that she needs to sort of prove her worth to the network. That's why she's going to Australia, she's camping -- they're putting her in dramatic situations. They're trying to ratchet up the action."

If that fails, there's always plan B: men. Gosselin's tug-of-war with Jon Gosselin, even during their good times, dragged fans to the TV.

"I don't think any new viewers are going to tune unless she gets married again and has someone to bicker with," said Eric Andersson, a senior writer for Us Weekly magazine.

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Yes, that's why folks get married today. For ratings. Such a terrific example for anyone.

frankenbelly said...

Re; Kate making fun of that very kind man because he was wearing a speedo. Look, I'm not a fan of speedos either, but that man could not have been nicer to her, engaging her in a normal conversation with no intention hitting on or criticizing her. He didn't leer at her boobs falling out of her top, even though she exposes them for the attention. He didn't gag when he saw her cellulite, surgical scars and oddly shaped body. If anyone should cover up more it is her. Not only because she does not have the figure to pull off bikinis and skimpy outfits, but to save her kids from the embarrassment. Their Mom does not understand that she does NOT look hot; in fact, she just looks like a fool.

so sick of her said...

OK, there is a pic of Kate in NYC going to Joy show on monday on Justjared site, now some same old same old pics of Kate at the children bus pick-up at Gossip girls. So now we are gonna have the boring cycle of pic, taken by Chris? Nanny? Steve? of did TLC hire someone new! The pics at the bus stop, she is carrying Hannah and not looking too happy about it. The pic in NYC Steve is with her. So what is next Target? UPS?, Tanning?, or running?

Ohio Buckeye said...

Caught Miss Thing on Behar.

Behar, hang your head low for selling out and doing nothing more than teeing up questions for K8G to mouth on her usual contracted and branded script. Behar, if you ever had any credibility, you've sold it now for sure.

Gosselin, so everything in your world is excellent, eh? The children are all well and happy and, even though two of the kids have been out of school (couldn't quite follow your revamped story - behavior vs. 'medical' problems), they are excelling in reading and 'doing wonderfully' now, eh? And another stanza of 'my kids LOVE our camera crew and the travel and the show'. And those pesky paparazzi ... you protest far too much about their being the absolute bane of your existence while all of us know that, without them, you'd not be receiving that attention you so desperately crave. Ah, this your story and you are clearly sticking with it. Like all good liars and branded persona, you stick with and live your lie, your TLC script.

The words "TLC has much faith in K8G" translation: TLC realizes they have a woman who would be willing to sell the very souls of her own children if that sale resulted in her own continued attention, income, and pretense that she is worthy of celebrity.

It is disheartening to see just the level of pathology that wins a time slot on TLC. Until K8G, I'd have hoped mothering would've been held to a higher standard.

Exhausted said...

I was just reading about narcissistic injury, and I think Star Jones bumping Kate to another night on Joy Behar definitely qualifies as one. Uh oh, Kate! Don't they know who you are?

Exhausted said...

One more thing: Along the lines of reality TV, I was watching Discovery last night and saw the dying days of Phil Harris on The Deadliest Catch. I found myself really being pulled into it again, but then I stepped back for a minute and realized I had no business watching this.

These big companies like Discovery exploited a death to bring in tremendous ratings and revenue, and we had no business seeing this poor man deteriorate. Maybe he signed up to be on the show, but a line should be drawn somewhere, and none of these executives knows where to draw it.

It reminded me of J + K's divorce. These are terrible, painful moments in people's lives, and the public should not be watching it unfold (and then rewatching when they re-air it). It just felt very exploitative, and I had to turn it off. I wouldn't want to see my father die again and again on TV, and I wouldn't want other people to watch this. Same thing with parents splitting up, children potty training, children being neglected by parents, and so on. These are real people's lives, and companies like TLC, Discovery don't get that.

Rainbow68 said...

Frankenbelly: You're so right! The Speedo Guy was nice and she mocked him later. I guess that's ultimately how she lost Jon. But then again, Kate has a history of making fun of people after they walk away. I remember the man on the train who was telling the kids stories and after it was over, she trashed him on national tv. She's sweet as pie to these people's faces then ridicules them on tv later. Tacky.

Widowed Young said...

Exhausted said...
... It reminded me of J + K's divorce. These are terrible, painful moments in people's lives, and the public should not be watching it unfold (and then rewatching when they re-air it).
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I so agree with this-Kate thinks that showing their real life "reality" is a good thing for everybody and is creating nothing but happy memories. But for kids the twins age (and even the younger ones) these memories are NOT always happy. With the dymanics of eight individuals, YES, individuals, not a unit, everyone reacts differently. What might have been a great time for one just brings back horrible memories for another. And once it airs for everyone to see, the poor child gets to relive it over and over again in this wonderful digital age of ours.

I hope that makes sense-I am trying to convey that Kate doesn't take her children's feelings into account-she assumes that just because she has exposed them to all these incredible experiences it will be positive for all.

She even said in this episode that Cara doesn't say much-I think that poor child is screaming in silence but Kate just doesn't get or hear it!

Berks Has Shoes! said...

The pics at the bus stop, she is carrying Hannah and not looking too happy about it. The pic in NYC Steve is with her. So what is next Target? UPS?, Tanning?, or running?

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Someone send her a link to our local Weatherscan channel. When it's 30 degrees, she runs around with her girls hanging out, no coat, and open shoes; when it's in the 50s, she wears her down jacket and boots. Perhaps she temperature-challenged, or the hot flashes have subsided.

DLCF said...

Exhausted--Phil wanted his story told. It was important to him, he made the choice to allow filming in the hospital.
http://news-briefs.ew.com/2010/02/16/capt-phil-harris-filming-hospital-deadliest-catch/

The Gosselin kids have no say. If God forbid one of them developed a blood clot from sitting on all those flights she just has to take them on, we'd see every minute of their treatment, their blood tests, the whole thing. And it's a frightening course of treatment for adults (personal experience) even when you do have emotional support--imagine how terrifying it would be for a child.

Kate Gosselin = Mean said...

TLC needs to take Kate to more int'l beaches, you know the ones where you see men in speedos or au natural.

We are the only culture that has a problem with that.

Plus females parade around with no tops. Now, let's see those girls prompted up like that with no surgical scars.

Got the testicles for that gosselin?

Oh yeah, Joy called Kate "Katie" and she looked shocked, said she hadn't been called that since her mother called her that.

See, she wasn't hatched or came out of a petrie dish, right?

so sick of her said...

So, Kate now sits on Twitter(cause she is a Twit), most of the day(I read that Kate was Twitting til midnight). Real smart Kate, tell everyone where you are(smart for her), when you pick the kids up, where the kids are. Is that not comtempt of court? Geez, for a person who said on the Today show: she has very little time for herself, she sure spends a lot of time on Tweeter. I guess she is hoping that the paps pick-up on where she is so they can get pics of her. Kate is doing the old pic routine, cause it worked in the past, but this is now, people are a lot wiser, so are the paps. She is not popular as she once was, and she is getting desparate. She already hinted to Joy that she needs to make a visit to the View.

Sharla said...

I'm going to make a statement from me not as a mod first. I wish the show would never air another episode. I find the few episodes Of Kate Plus 8 that I've actually eventually watched long after they aired worse than boring. They are irritating. Everyone I know face to face who used to watch the show has quit. I'm past ready for Kate to go away and never be seen on TV again. I want the show gone yesterday and my hope is that most or all of the people whose viewing is counted will quit watching.

That said as my personal view, as a mod, please do not send any more chastisements of those who do choose to watch. Most of our readers are adults and entitled to make their own decisions even if you or I disagree with them. We usually send them straight to the trash and we don't need to even be troubled by them. Thanks.

Hate the Bitch said...

Yes, Personally I resent being told not to watch, but I am not going to watch from now on because not only is Kate absolutely boring but I cannot take the abuse that she hands down to the twins. I just can't handle it.

I am still upset about Cara and her crying and pleading. Next week I understand Cara is filmed flying off a bldg. That is so sad. Why would a child do this?

Tlc will sacrifice these children because the mother does.

MoGal said...

so sick of her said... So, Kate now sits on Twitter(cause she is a Twit), most of the day(I read that Kate was Twitting til midnight). Real smart Kate, tell everyone where you are(smart for her), when you pick the kids up, where the kids are. Is that not comtempt of court?

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I just checked out Kate's twitter too...she has spent the whole day responding to people, 55 tweets so far today. Please explain to me how a busy mother of 8 kids has that much spare time???? It's not even the time it would take to tweet 55 times, it's the time it would take to read all of the tweets she is responding to. Not to mention, she has continued to tweet with the kids home.

It's almost comical, you can tell she is loving the attention. She has found a place where her ego is fed, and she can control who she responds to and who she ignores. Oh, and the best part about it-she can do it while sitting on her a**.

This is just more proof that she doesn't actually do anything around the house, the hired help does. You would think her fans would wonder how she has all this extra time, but so far they are so excited to be conversing with her they can't or won't acknowledge what the truth is. Personally, I don't care what she does with her time, but stop showing up on my TV pretending to be something you're not!!!!

barbee said...

Admin, agree completely that viewing episodes long after they were filmed is just as annoying as seeing them immediately. They are just more of the same, how different does one beach, one zoo, one airport, one Target, etc. look from another? This show is one thing that definitely DOES NOT improve with age, unlike that fine wine she drinks out of the box.

I ofTen wonder if SHE appreciates all the fine humor on this blog. Nah, think it would be over her head.

barbee said...

What the heck is 'dramatic' about camping, feeding animals, watching fireworks? What journalism school teaches this kind of crap?

Her dissing Speedo Man is funny because she stood there and talked to him because he was a decent looking guy and was appparently willing to be seen talking to her.

Tami said...

It was mentioned Kate said "Cara doesn't say much". I would bet anything Cara just does not say much to her mom. I could see the twins having deep resentment for her and clinging more to their dad. It seems that way to me. She has favored their siblings, been nasty to them and tried to keep them from their dad. Is it any wonder she will not communicate with you, Kate?? Watch it because repressing feelings can lead to all sorts of trouble : ( Take them off tv and keep them in therapy.

ChurchMouse said...

Regarding Ms. Gosselin's "Twitter page,"

http://twitter.com/#!/Kateplusmy8

It's gone now.

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

Kate Gosselin is being sued for $10,000 in PA. This is for marriage counseling services in 2009. In the complaint filed it states "she refuses to pay".

Find a short story on "Reality Star" at...
Pahomepage.com

Duck said...

Up post-TLC gave Kate the oppurtunity to have a lucrative spin off with Kate Plus 8 but the numbers did not come in like they had hoped....

Really? Gee, who would have guessed? 8 kids-all independent now, able to do the basics for themselves -hanging out at the same old places just in different states/countries-huh, why wouldn't anyone want to see that? Don't they get it-what orginially made the gosselins at all interesting was how you manage to do daily activites with 8 little kids. There are those of us that think 2 little ones is sometimes a struggle with dinner, baths, and shopping-but 8?? The kids were cute and Kate not nearly as annoying. The whole nature of kids getting older and doing more on their own and for themselves automatically put a shelf life on the show. Couple that with Kate's attitude and personality, the divorce, and unrelatable experiences and of course no one is watching. The audience got it-shame TLC can't.

Too dumb to stay around said...

For all the publicity done for the great season premiere of her royal highness and her 8 atms, we forgot all the shows SHE WAS NOT interviewed by:
The View
Entertainment Tonight/girlfriend Mary Hart
Oprah
Ellen D
Insider
Billy Bush
The Talk
Wendy Williams
Bonnie Hunt
Regis & Kelli
KathieLee & Hoda
Piers Morgan
Jay Leno
Jimmy Kimmel
George Lopez
Never David Letterman
No Late, Late Show
Conan O'Brien
E News with Ryan Seacreast
Ryan Seacreast's radio show
Not invited to premiere of DWTS as other dancers were in the audience.

Remember when her show with J ended and she managed to get a new contract with TLC, she got a lucrative contract based on a 10 million viewership.

Then Barbara Walters wanted her to be on the 10 most fascinating people.Repeatedly on The View.It was as Barbara told Bill O'Reilly that she could pull in the viewers.
Well, now 2011, she cannot.

Donald Trump invited her to concerts in NY (thinking about celebrity apprentice)

Lots of people were fighting over her time.

Now I don't think the Today Show has a choice.

Joy Behar hit her between the eyes, no fun girlfriend type of show there.Joy is a former school teacher and read right thru Kate and really upset Kate, upfront, no fancy lighting or camera work, that camera got every reaction.

So where else did she go?
Where else didn't she go?

No more Taylor Swift concerts.

No more anything but finish out that contract which is costing TLC a fortune in first class fare and accommodations and double crews, oh yes, need doublt crews when filming overseas for shift relief.

No, I don't think she and the kids will be on the air for very long.

As thin as she thinks she gets, she doesn't get better looking, but haggard and worn out, worrying.

We have 300 million people in the US and only 1.3 watched the premiere show? I hope TLC has got deep pockets for that fiasco.

Also, for a bodyguard traveling overseas, how come Steve Nield's flaslight was as small as the one I carry in my purse? He is a bodyguard, is her not?

To Dumb to Stay Around said...

Oh yeah, I forgot Jimmy Fallon, huh?

dustilies said...

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

Kate Gosselin is being sued for $10,000 in PA. This is for marriage counseling services in 2009. In the complaint filed it states "she refuses to pay".
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According to the tv report, K asked a counselor from PA to fly out to LA to provide counseling from MArch4-23, 2009.

Did narcissistic Kate refuse to pay bcse the counselor didn't always take Kate's side and pointed out KG's shortcomings as a spouse? Or did she expect the counseling center to waive the charges bcse KG is so deserving?

Classic grifter behavior--racking up debts with no intention of paying them. Makes me wonder how many other bills are swirling around, and when they will come home to roost. She's left these folks hanging for two full years.

Does anyone know if such a civil suit is normally filed after a bill has been turned over to a debt collector who failed? Or is the suit in place of debt collection?

Shoka's Understudy said...

Ha Ha, kate. Looks like the 10K psych bill has come home to roost. The court will order you to pay it. Why would you fly someone from PA to LA just to council you? Just talk to you? You could of got the phone book and called a local church and had a pastor come and talk to you.

Have you heard of a telephone? Or, even better:

SKYPE! Could you not Skype a session in the privacy of you and PurseBoy's luxury suite?

Look at all of the food that 10 Grand could of bought for kids to take home on the weekends for their backpacks.

I am so glad you have to go to court to deal with this or will you send your high dollar TLC lawyer on your behalf or just show up with no representation like poor Jon did before.

kate, you are despicable!

ChurchMouse said...

"Shoka's Understudy said...
...Why would you fly someone from PA to LA just to council you? Just talk to you? You could of got the phone book and called a local church and had a pastor come and talk to you..."

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I checked out the story on Pahomepage.com and googled "Creative Energy Options' White Haven Sylvia Lafair". I came up with their homepage and the staffs bios.

http://www.ceoptions.com/our_team.php

THIS IS NOT A COUNSELING CENTER. It is a place that specializes in "Leadership Programs."

So I don't think this had anything to do with the kind of marriage counseling that might have been helpful to the Gosselin couple.

Remember how Jon described meeting with Dr. Phil as not so much a counseling session as how to keep the Gosselin's “brand” going?

Betcha this was more of the same.

WalktheTalk said...

Kate's finacial world is starting to go down the tube. This is the beginning of the real end...will it be the IRS next?http://pahomepage.com/fulltext/?nxd_id=178816

barbee said...

Shoka's Understudy, love it. But what do you mean, has she heard of a phone? She has the damn pink one cemented to her hand.

Sunrise, Sunset said...

Does anyone know if such a civil suit is normally filed after a bill has been turned over to a debt collector who failed? Or is the suit in place of debt collection?

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Either way, but usually if a debt is turned over to the collector, he owns the debt and he's the one who files the suit. In a civil suit such as this, in which the maximum amount that can be awarded in PA is $10,000, the suit is more often than not filed by the original creditor.

You Can Call Me...Whatever said...

He is a bodyguard, is her not?

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Nope. He's her assistant, her handler, and he protects others from Kate. He's never been a bodyguard. I believe he calls himself "security," and security means that he's making sure people are secure from her!

Susantoyota said...

I can't wait to see how she spins HER failute to pay this bill. Busy cooking, taking care of the kids? Too busy with the Gosselin 9"s crazily wonderful filming schedule or whatever? I wonder if anyone will twitter her about the debt and what the sheeple are saying about it (don't have the stomach to look).

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

It is my belief that the case was filed now because there is probably a time limit that one has to file charges to protect one's interest to get paid.

The complainant obviously made numerous attempts to get paid and was ignored. If this request for payment goes to a collection agency, the counseling service stands to lose a good chunk of money. They will get (literally) "pennies on the dollar". The $10,000 would not go to them but to the collection agency. The "dead beat grifter" (Kate) would be hounded for a heck of a long time to pay up.

What gets me is the distance from K8's house to the counselor in PA is around 1 1/2 hours. What was the necessity of flying to LA to get such services? K8 could drive or walk throughout this area and not get a second look from anyone. Um, that is , if she acted like a human being and did not do her act of squealing and melt downs. That definitely would attract attention.

It's ironic that she took to the airwaves when she claimed that Jon owed her and she could not pay her bills and yet she is the dead beat. What ever happened to the "contract honorer" that she claimed to be?
I hope K8's GRAVY BOAT is finally sinking.

Tami said...

It sounds like maybe Kate assumed TLC should pay her counseling bill and when they didn't, she decided not to pay. She probably figures Jon should, since "everything is his fault"

Pony said...

Dustilies asked: "Does anyone know if such a civil suit is normally filed after a bill has been turned over to a debt collector who failed? Or is the suit in place of debt collection?"

It depends. This looks like the counseling company went straight to suing her rather than turn it over to a collection agency. Typically, when someone turns a debt over to a collection agency, the collection agency pays the company a reduced amount of the debt - then tries to collect the entire amount from the person who owes the money. Their profit comes from the difference between what is owed and what they paid for the debt. Either the counseling agency decided they wanted all the money, or no collection agency wanted to deal with Kate.

anotherchesterctymom said...

TMZ on the counseling story:

http://www.tmz.com/2011/04/07/kate-gosselin-jon-creative-energy-options/#comments-anchor

"TMZ spoke with Dr. Sylvia Lafair -- president of C.E.O. -- who tells us they've reached out to Kate several times in hopes of receiving their payment but she never came up with a check."

I like comment #14: WHAT!!!!!!!! She DIDN'T use COUPONS??????????

Just My Few Canadian Cents said...

The story about Kate skimping out on her "marriage counselling" bills is probably about as real as Kate's boobs. Not buying this one at all and it reaks of Kate's and TLC's desperation to get her ratings up.
First off, the timing of this ridiculous story is suspect - after her "season" of shows has started and not pulling in the ratings. Clearly, Sheen, the Lohans, the teenage pregnant reality people etc, have all upped the ante in terms of what is needed to be done and said to get press attention. That's what I believe this is. And it's a win/win situation for everyone. This company gets all this media attention which might drum up business for them, and Kate and TLC get people talking about her again (and possibly tuning in again to her show)without Kate having to get naked, intoxicated, high or arrested. It would be interesting if this planted story results in increased ratings for the next showing of Gosselin's show.
Also, the story seems full of holes. It doesn't appear to provide marital counselling, but media-type training and the info leaked to the media states the services requested. There is no mention of them being delivered.
Also, it's laughable that Kate goes on national television crying about not being able to pay her bills while she requested to have a professional of some sort fly out to California to service her there?

Lastly: an idea for TLC - instead of continue to sink money into this sailed ship, I have a good idea for a show for you. It would be about the desperation of a morally bankrupt show/network and the desperate lengths they went to to keep a reality show on the air. It would expose the lack of reality inherent in reality shows and be a fascinating lesson in propaganda and media manipulation. I would watch that and would finally provide programming the public could learn from. Just my few cents.

gncbiz said...

>>>ChurchMouse said...
So I don't think this had anything to do with the kind of marriage counseling that might have been helpful to the Gosselin couple. <<<

One of the offerings right there on the home page is MASTERING CONFLICT IN A FAMILY BUSINESS. This woman is unbelievable. Her marraige is crumbling at her feet and she thinks the problem is how to maintain control of the business aspect of the relationship.

Jane in California said...

Dustilies asked: "Does anyone know if such a civil suit is normally filed after a bill has been turned over to a debt collector who failed? Or is the suit in place of debt collection?"
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I don't know the answer to the question, but I'm guessing that the counseling service might have figured the publicity about the lawsuit would help pressure Kate into paying up sooner rather than later.

Brummygirl said...

Kate Gosselin is being sued for $10,000 in PA. This is for marriage counseling services in 2009. In the complaint filed it states "she refuses to pay".
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From where has this surfaced? I thought Jon said Kate refused to go to marriage counselling?

Lousy dead beat said...

Dustlillies.....

I believe in PA, that $10,000.00 is over the Small Claims Court amount, where Kate could go in and cry her plea of I didn't know, I didn't have any idea, and continued B.S.

The Collection Agency, can, I believe file a lawsuit, which will be handled by the District Attys office, and Kate will have that amount of money ruin her credit and affect her 3 Credit Reports, but also she can have a LIEN placed against her property, which means she will pay one way or another and that Bad Credit Report stays for long, long, long amounts of time.

That is my understanding. I mean it would be terrible if the District Attorney found that Kate had contracted to have these services provided based on an agreement to pay the fees, well that would be FRAUD.

If I were her, I would pay.

Chances are she thinks that is her and Jon's bill, don't you think?

Damn anything with his name on it, you just know she won't pay.

We don't know who contracted, but if they were still married at that time, were they, then they are both liable for the bill.

Maybe the CEO of that psychological counseling services will let us all know who contracted the services and that status of the marriage at the time. If no one had filed yet, then it belongs to both K & J, if Kate filed, then contracted the services, it is all hers, all hers, like the land is all mine, all mine.

Brummygirl said...

If it is true, I bet her answer will be "they couldn't help me"!! :)

E-town Neighbor said...

I believe in PA, that $10,000.00 is over the Small Claims Court amount, where Kate could go in and cry her plea of I didn't know, I didn't have any idea, and continued B.S.

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It was recently raised to $12,000. It was $8,000, then $10,000, now $12,000. Nice for the plaintiff, huh? This was filed by an agent of the company, not a debt collector.

Work in small claims court in PA said...

The Psychological counselor can take Kate to Small claims Court, the maximum is definitely $10,000.

There, a Judge, will hear and see evidence of a contract between the Psych and Kate/John or Psych & Kate. Each gets a chance to speak or have their lawyer speak.

Right there, the Judge awards either the Psych or the defendant. If Kate is ordered to pay, she has to pay or then the case goes higher in the Court System.

I don't know the date the separation papers or divorce papers were filed, but from that point, their bills are separate. If married and no one had filed at that time, than J & K will be marching into small claims court.

Oh God forbid, that someone's credit is ruined because K doesn't want to make payments (she has to prove she isn't able to make the payments) then we will hear about it, but the Credit Report is affected at this point, since it is 2 yrs. This is definitely on K & J or K's credit report.

This is not something that K needed at this time, because once it makes the press, yes I would think the IRS has their ears up.

How do we know that someone hasn't notified the IRS and her income isn't red flagged? Too many freebies make for red flags.

When someone give you something whether it is free clothing or diapers, etc. You had better believe they are writing it off as charity and mentioning the name and address of the person receiving the goods/products/services.

Kate may have just stepped in it or Jon just has been waiting for her to step in it and once you get it on your shoes, you cannot get rid of the smell, ever notice that?

Ratings Ploy said...

I smell sinking ratings and TLC's way of keeping Khate in the ratings by planting this story. After all, why didn't it come out last month or even last year?

Shoka's Understudy said...

barbee, what I meant by the phone, is if you had to talk to someone or the clinic, marriage counseling, call them and talk to them on the phone! Not call room service and request them to fly out just to talk! haha (being snarky)!

kate must run the Concierges Nutty!

I wonder what number is she up to on the pink iPhone. What was the last count 5 or 6?

IIRC, Remember when Jon was using Sylvia's Leadership Program and he was doing really well with it? I don't recall kate in on that deal.

I can't believe all she does now is twitter all day and pick up the kids ever so often. I wonder if PurseBoy gets the kids wrangled for kate in the morning while fixing her coffee and serving it to her in bed like Jon used to do.


What about the hearing about the kids? Has it been postponed?

fidosmommy said...

Jon mentioned some time ago that he had $22,000 in therapy costs. That could be the total bill, and it got divided 50/50.

In Illinois, unpaid bills are often taken to court. I had a friend who owned a nursery (plants)
and he was often having to file complaints in court - both small claims and civil court. I can't speak for PA law, but it seems like a normal course of action to me. Pay up or I'll see you in court.

Not every company goes through a collection agency. I think it's usually the larger corporations that do that. If you take it to court, you can have the defendent pay court costs and your attorney fees. It takes out the middle man
who has to get paid too.

E said...

Brummygirl asked:

From where has this surfaced? I thought Jon said Kate refused to go to marriage counselling?
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It was the second article down on TMZ this afternoon.

Jane in California said...

The only thing about small claims court is that each party must be self-represented - no attorneys allowed (unless they happen to be a party to a small claims action).

I think it would be awesome if this counseling service did file a small claims action against Kate. She would have to attend the hearing, on her own. Nield could sit and hold her hand I suppose, but no one else could speak for her.

I'd love to see the plaintiff present the signed contract, the agreement to pay certain fees, and then Kate try to sputter her way out of it. Court finds for the plaintiff and issues a judgement against the defendant in the amount of $X. If she doesn't pay, they might be able to put a lien against her home.

Anyway, I don't know if it's a small claims action or not. If it's in civil court, she'll still have to incur the cost of attorney's fees and filing fees to respond.

Looks Good On Her said...

This is too funny not to share .. it is from a Philly paper talking about her being sued for 10K in unpaid fees for marriage counseling:

Maybe she’s thinking that if the service doesn’t work, then you don’t have to pay, but a Luzerne County marriage counseling firm says Kate Gosselin owes them more than ten grand in fees. Those sextuplets are going to have to start working a little bit harder to generate money for mom. (The Scoop assumes the twins will just be sold for cash.) Even stranger, Jon Gosselin comes out of this story looking good. [6 ABC]

http://blogs.phillymag.com/the_philly_post/2011/04/07/kate-gosselin-is-being-sued/

Once a Grifter, Always Grifter said...

OMG, our nightly news in Phila just talked about Katie not paying her counseling bill. Both Jon and Kate consented to this Psychological therapy, but Kate then refused to attend. Jon finished his part and paid his portion, but our Katie refused to attend.

Footnote****This therapy changed Jon's life and made him a better person today according to the psychologist.

Sounds like the bitch agreed to it then stiffed the poor woman.

It doesn't surprise us, does it? No way, that is what she does, Grift.

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

This was not a "planted" story. It was picked up by a local reporter who has the courthouse beat.
A shot of the handwritten complaint had only Kate's name on it.
This is not a "case" yet for the DA.'s office. It was a filing or intent to sue, preserving the of the person(s) who were wronged. There are time constraints on a person's rights to sue in Civil Court. Many of these filings never make it to court.
Kate could make it all go away with a check.

so sick of her said...

Well, Kate welcome to the REAL world the rest of us live in. I hope her grifting days are coming to an end. Jon paid his bill, Kate is the one being sued, since she requested the Doctor to come to LA not Jon. MY question is: the $22,000 dollar bill that Jon mention, is that his bill or both of theirs, cause he paid his. Was it split? Also the Sheeple are blaming Jon and say it is his bill and he should be sued. But if he paid his half, then she needs to pay her half. Perhaps the divorce settlement included the therapy bill be split in half. Or it was not included. Kate thinks everything is to be free to her. I read that she is very quiet today on Twitter. Now you all know she will probably make the Talk show round to set the facts straight, and the View will be the first place she will head if they will have her. The Today show is having problems, and since she was aready on there, she most likely will not be on there again so soon. I guess Humpty Dumpty Kate is starting to Fall. Watch out Kate there are no safety nets this time.

barbee said...

Brummy Girl: better than 'they couldn't help me', they just didn't know HOW to help me, you know, like her parents, family, friends and even Tony, he didn't know how to teach her. Again, another case of itstheotherguysfaultitis.

Gosselin8ComeFirst said...

Tami said..-It was mentioned Kate said "Cara doesn't say much". I would bet anything Cara just does not say much to her mom. I could see the twins having deep resentment for her and clinging more to their dad. It seems that way to me. She has favored their siblings, been nasty to them and tried to keep them from their dad. Is it any wonder she will not communicate with you, Kate?? Watch it because repressing feelings can lead to all sorts of trouble : ( Take them off tv and keep them in therapy.
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I think Cara has probably voiced her opinion to her mom about no longer wanting to be filmed many times( what tween doesn't want privacy) and has been blown off by Kate one too many times. Cara probably gets it at this point that her mom is not interested in her opinion and has gone into the quiet resignation mode. Absolutely disgraceful.

Let's see, 2 kids expelled in kindergarten, and another one who is clearly miserable filming.(Only so much editing that can be done.) I guess 3 out of 8 isn't bad (sarcasm). I didn't want to mention Mady as I feel sorry for her too, but she has been quite verbal that she does not like what is going on. So that would make 4 out of 8 kids exhibiting some problems that has yet to stop the filming. What kind of mother does not get this?

...just dwindle away already... said...

Someone upthread mentioned that the timing of this possible lawsuit is suspect.

That may be very true, but what new viewer is going to tune in now just to take a look at a screeching woman on a luxury vacation from 4 months ago, that refuses to pay her bills. Maybe if it was revealed she was going to prison for tax evasion... hehe. (I will meet you all back here in 10 years when the IRS finally catches up with her. I'll bring the wine.)

I understand the thought process that 'any publicity is good publicity' but I dont see how this revelation could be thought by Disc Inc to bring in new viewers.

Shoka's Understudy said...

I am praying that the 22K therapy bill that Jon was talking about was split in half with kate and Jon PAID his part and kate let hers go into out of sight, out of mind.

This little news item is growing and it will get legs and start running.

How embarrassing for her. To get all the luxury pampering, hair extensions, expensive food and shoes and she won't pay a therapy bill?

I guess it was one of the bills in her purse that she was crying about to Meredith on Today.

To bad we didn't find out about this when she was in AU. Her nickname could of been Broke, Blonde Bloke!


What a Twit!

captain said...

I understand from my daughter-in-law that Kate and kids were indeed here in east Tennessee on that date. The "Dinkeyville" town is a nice mid-size town/city with all the amenities, restaurants, colleges, etc. of any other nice city. While I agree that she is just full of baloney and I don't believe a word she says, please don't think that this was a shanty town.
Has anyone gotten the completed ratings for the last show? When I looked, it was for 1,300,000 more or less. How does this sound? Is is just an average number for her show? Just hoping.......

Tami said...

Now you all know she will probably make the Talk show round to set the facts straight, and the View will be the first place she will head if they will have her. The Today show is having problems, and since she was aready on there, she most likely will not be on there again so soon. I guess Humpty Dumpty Kate is starting to Fall. Watch out Kate there are no safety nets this time.
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No, she does not seem quiet to me. Earlier I clicked on the link posted and read the tweets on that page and then saved it for later. I just looked at them again. She has posted for the last 7 hours and makes all these little comments like she's just another mom with all the normal issues. How ridiculous that she was tweeting while claiming a line was being formed for tooth brushing at the sink. The kids are going to be gone ALLLLL day and you can't give them your full attention for the tiny amount of time you spend with them?? Ugh. Then she claimed 25 mins ago that she just told her kids hello for someone and they say hi back (one way conversation so I'm not sure what was said to her). Yet 40 something minutes ago she said they were in bed.

AMD said...

An interesting quote from Ashley Judd (Radaronline) "I loved my mother, but at the same time I dreaded the mayhem and uncertainty that followed her everywhere...I often felt like an outsider observing my mom's life as she followed her own dreams," Ashley wrote.
Cara and Mady are in a similar position. Thedifference is that they are funding their mom's pursuit of her own dreams.

fidosmommy said...

Is this one of the bills Kate was carrying around in her purse - you know, the ones she couldn't pay?

Shoka's Understudy said...

As I was checking the newest posts just now, I was listening to the radio that plays oldies. You will never guess what song was on.

Cat's in the Cradle.

As I just wrote Cat's in the Cradle, Disco Inferno is playing at the part: Burn that Mother Down!

couldn't of planned it better than that!! haha

Shoka's Understudy said...

Just read on another site that TLC Pulled kate's Twitter off the TLC kate plus 8 site because it did not match her kate's take blog.

Someone mentioned bringing the wine to the party, yes, can't wait to officially toast the cancellation of kate plus 8.

CHEERS!

hannah said...

Reports say she is "Shocked" and thinks Jon should pay?

Whats next charging the kids rent and food?

Shoka's Understudy said...

kate reminds me of a Pea Farm where you pick peas all day for little money, then you have to pay for your work supplies to the Farm, buy your lunch at the Farm, your room and board at the Farm.

By the end of the month you owe the Farm money.

kate is no different.

E-town Neighbor said...

Anyway, I don't know if it's a small claims action or not. If it's in civil court, she'll still have to incur the cost of attorney's fees and filing fees to respond.

It's magisterial district court, and neither party needs an attorney, that's the reason it's in district court. If one uses an attorney, there is no guarantee that the attorney's fees can be recovered. You can ask, but it's not likely. The defendant must, however, pay the court costs/filing fees.

ChurchMouse said...

Ms. Gosselin's twitter page was down for a bit, but is now active again. She left an interesting reply to a sheeple's tweet about whether or not bad comments bother her.

Ms. Gosselin's reply: "Don't have time.. Jealousy makes people say mean things... You remember from grade school, don't you? I never let it in.not ever"

So, even La Gosselin has it crammed into her cranium that folks who criticize her are "just jealous." The "I never let in" comment just makes her sound cold, doesn't it?

(Oh, and another thing. Someone asked her if the twins have twitter accounts. She replied, "NO! Never!"--Really, Ms. Gosselin? How nice of you to attempt to protect their privacy after selling them out for many years. And I also found it creepy that anyone would be interested in the Tweets of ten-year olds.)

LancNative said...

Then she claimed 25 mins ago that she just told her kids hello for someone and they say hi back (one way conversation so I'm not sure what was said to her). Yet 40 something minutes ago she said they were in bed.

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Why, in the name of all that's holy, would you announce to the world that your children are in bed? Is she really that stupid? Does she know NOTHING about privacy, about security, about people out there who now know where her children are? I just cannot get over the blatant stupidity of this woman. And for what? Publicity, feeding her ego, WHAT REASON is she doing this?

Somebody needs to take her aside and explain some of the things that YOU JUST DON'T DO, regardless if you are a person in the public eye, or one who is just your average Joe down the street...

barbee said...

The difference between Ashley Judd and Cara and Mady Gosselin having mothers who were pursuing their own dreams leaving their kids on the outside is that, right or wrong, at least Ashley's mother had a chance in hell of being a success. That certainly can't be said about Kate. SHE has no talent. In (her words) 'realist reality', she has NOTHING TO BRING TO ANYTHING, partly because she has nothing to give and mostly because she doesn't give.

Tami said...

If your kids were regulary gone for about 10 hours a day and then had a rare Friday off, would you tweet that you were going to do housework that day--because the kids were home? What's she going to do, make THEM do it? Gee, Kate, do it instead of tweeting all day while they are at school!

Tami said...

Ms. Gosselin's twitter page was down for a bit, but is now active again. She left an interesting reply to a sheeple's tweet about whether or not bad comments bother her.

Ms. Gosselin's reply: "Don't have time.. Jealousy makes people say mean things... You remember from grade school, don't you? I never let it in.not ever"

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But we all know now that she does read all things about her, even the bad! She said in one that she "can't wait to see what all her non-fans say about the next show", and makes some of the replies as if she has just read some of the things here, "only a true fan would be incredulous and ask whether it is really me", blah blah, blah. She is reading it all.

Tami said...

And I also found it creepy that anyone would be interested in the Tweets of ten-year olds.)
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The profiles of some of her followers (if you want to read a few and find out what creepy sheeple are like--and some are real winners!), some of them are like 12 years old. No joke. So that is why they are interested in the kids.

Tami said...

She makes sure to point out that she is extensionless (her word) and that she's drinking Merlot but it's a "rare treat". Haha. She lives on this blog, reading every comment. HI Kate! Now go away, your twitter friends are waiting for your next words of wisdom : )

Shoka's Understudy said...

Here is the link to the Civil Suit.

http://www.radaronline.com/sites/radaronline.com/files/kate-gosselin-legal-docs-bugg.pdf

IIRC, when you are being sued, you have to be served papers by a process server. I wonder if this was done in this case.

Would of loved to see kate strutting into Target and a process server ask her if she was kate gosselin.

kate screams: Why, don't you know who I am?

Process Server: Yes, I do and YOU have been served!

Would of loved to been a shopping cart in the cart corral to have seen that!

Shoka's Understudy said...

Ever notice when kate talks about Jon and the kids, she trys her best to keep it positive, trys to stay positive. Witch, we know what your doing. You are insinuating that Jon is very negative toward the kids.

Also, I think it may be the slightest possiblity that kate didn't pay that bill because it would be news and it would get out and she has a small percentage of people that send her money along, you know. Can't pay my bills, no college funds, blah, blah, blah!

All you would have to do is put the money in an envelope and write on the front:

kate gosselin
Wernersville, PA

She wouldn't even have to put the zip code on and she would get it.

Because she is a stah!

Does anyone have the link to her Twitter account?

barbee said...

Don't really understand the problem with her comment that her kids were in bed. It was posted during the middle of the night, so where the heck would anyone assume the kids were? It's when she is announcing the outside the home schedule that is not just downright stupid, but dangerous. But, then again, SHE DOES have a bodyguard, aka handle, alias boobyguard, alter-ego boyfriend to keep HER safe when she's out and if the kids are with her, he'd be there for them as soon as she felt SHE was safe. And sometimes we DOUBT THAT SHE'S A REAL MOTHER! (put any emphasis on the word mother you choose, I know how I mean it).

Still hate the bitch said...

This bill due situation has been filed in Small Claims Court, she must show up or her atty with the check or be prepared to state why she does not or should not have to pay.

It is already a filed complaint, that is how the reporter(s) who have the court beat get this type of info.

It is not that her mail was opened and someone read it and then put it on the internet.

That is how the TMZ people are following this, it became a PUBLIC DOCUMENT and that name, Gosselin, drew attention.

The woman who is owed the money did not call the press to complain. Filed complaint and Kate has been notified.

Again, the witch loves the publicity.

Vanessa said...

@ Tami, did she put "rare treat" in quotes like that? ha!
Of course she reads here and every other "hate" blog...she has been since the minute they all started up. She IS addressing every critique that's ever been made, and I agree she's spending all day/night doing it! And of course she's going to do houswork on the day the kids are home, ANYTHING to not engage with them. Can't get the housework done in the FOUR days this week they were in school?
Must be draining to follow behind the housekeeper and point out everything she's doing wrong.

so sick of her said...

Boy, Kate certainly found time to Twitter(like almost all day, every day), since she said on the Today show she has very little time for herself? I see Kate is now blaming Jon for this, and Twitted that it is his bill. She Twitted that she does not like cleaning up other peoples messes or paying their bills. Sorry Kate this Doctor named you, not Jon, as owning this bill. Kate is obsessed with Jon, she does want him back. RUN JON RUN! Get your self a lawyer. The Sheeple are blaming Jon saying it's his bill, everyone knows that we do not know what is really going on, did Jon pay his half, it looks like he did, since they are not sueing him. Was this part of the divorce? don't know, all of this should be private. Kate has blabbed on twitter about it. Instead of being quiet about it, this just might come back to bite her. I hope it does. She gets away with way too much already. JMO

she never gets it said...

Go ahead, Kate, and keep trying to blame Jon. There will certainly be sheeple who will believe you and "inside sources" to spin your version of the truth. HOWEVER, dear reptile, if Ms. LaFair was indeed contracted by you and/or her services for conseling with or without you present were incurred prior to separating, then it IS your problem. It's part of the deal when you're married: joint assets AND debts. May not seem fair to you, but that's the way it is. So you can live in denial; people will enable your brand of crazy, but if you owe the money, pay up and stop embarrassing yourself. Do you think this woman would sue you without first consulting with her attorney to make sure she had a reason to sue? You don't like it? Tough. It's called life, you lizard.

LancNative said...

The Psychological counselor can take Kate to Small claims Court, the maximum is definitely $10,000.

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Are you sure about that? In Lancaster County it is now $12,000.

Why was this filed in Luzerne County rather than Berks County? In most cases, the suit is filed in the county where the defendant resides. When I filed a claim against someone out of state, it had to be done in their magisterial district, which meant that the plaintiff must travel to that location for the hearing.

Maybe that's been changed, too.

LancNative said...

This bill due situation has been filed in Small Claims Court, she must show up or her atty with the check or be prepared to state why she does not or should not have to pay.

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She does not need to show up at the hearing in order to get the matter resolved. If she admits she owes the bill, she can send it to the plaintiff, who in turn notifies the district justice that the case should be dismissed. If she doesn't show up, a judgment against her is entered in favor of the plaintiff. If judgment is entered against her if she doesn't show up, or if she does show up and the verdict is against her, she has thirty days from the date of judgment to file an appeal in the county court of common pleas.

LancNative said...

IIRC, when you are being sued, you have to be served papers by a process server. I wonder if this was done in this case.

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No. There is no constable fee or service cost on the complaint, just ten dollars for postage. This would have gone out registered mail.

Sunrise, Sunset said...

work in small claims court...

If the maximum would be $10,000, they wouldn't be suing her for more than that. When the suit was filed, they would have been told that they can't be awarded $10,325, and therefore, $10,000 is the amount that would have been demanded on the complaint.

Pattypanda said...

"Kate" is so into tweeting, but have doubts that it's really her. Making pancakes, cookies, etc. but not posting any pics. We know she's not shy about exploiting pics of her kids. No pics of her new bff Shoka. Fishy...

Jane in California said...

It's funny how she is trying to spin like this is Jon's unpaid bill, but the company trying to collect from deadbeat Kate has already said that Jon completed the course, and paid for his portion!

Kate apparently contracted to do this course and asked them to fly out to LA to accommodate her. I can't tell from the info I've seen whether a counselor actually did fly out to LA or not, only that Kate chose not to participate in the course, and then refused to pay for it. But if she signed an agreement, she's on the hook.

It also bolster's Jon claim (back around the time of their break up), that he wanted to try counseling, but that Kate would not agree to it.

Jane in California said...

I forgot to add:

Do we think TLC will pony up the ten grand for Kate, to make this all go away? I do wonder if they were even aware that this bill was out there and that Kate was being dunned for it.

While the general public often feels sympathy or empathy for people who have gotten into a financial hole and are now struggling to get out;

the same is not true of a woman who spends her days on frivolous, selfish pleasures (tanning, Botox, mani-peds, clothes shopping, jetting off to New York in a limo to celebrate her birthday, hanging out with a married man, etc.) This will turn more viewers off.

That's why I wonder if TLC will go ahead and pay the bill and hope to sweep this quietly under the rug.

puppybreath said...

ChurchMouse said...


(Oh, and another thing. Someone asked her if the twins have twitter accounts. [....] And I also found it creepy that anyone would be interested in the Tweets of ten-year olds.)


I for one would be very interested in unedited tweets from the twins! Just like many who are waiting for them to turn 18 and release their tell-all books!

MoGal said...

If Kate continues to tweet, I agree it will come back to bite her. Yesterday, one of her followers who lives near her asked her to attend a spinning class with her, Kate declined-kids are out of school and no babysitter. This morning she posts a picture of herself at the store alone. Either she left the kids at home alone or she does have a babysitter-which is it Katie?

Her followers are so over the top desperate-If Kate tweeted that she just passed gas, they would assure her it smelled like roses. This morning she posted that "she" made chocolate/peanutbutter pancakes and chocolate/oatmeal no-bake cookies-they were so impressed. You would have thought she reinvented the wheel.

I refuse to follow her on twitter, but I'll admit I always get a good chuckle when I check in on her account. It reminds me a lot of the teenage girls that post on my son's facebook page. You won't find anything tweeted about the government shutdown.

Exhausted said...

I don't really know how this works, but does anyone ever post negative replies to Kate on Twitter? If so, does she ever respond?

txmom said...

IMO, the only reason this twit is on twitter is because TLC told her to! Her lot lizard pics at Target and pumping gas are getting stale, so...why not make her use the internet 24/7? They are doing whatever they can to keep her relevant.

But, as everything else, it always backfires. Everything she tweets contradicts something she has said earlier, and the timeline of the tweets shows just how much time she does not spend with her children.

And more importantly? Her tweets show just how unintelligent she is.If she is as stupid as she sounds and appears, then there is no way she was smart enough to bank enough money to maintain her lifestyle.

Gaby said...

So that would make 4 out of 8 kids exhibiting some problems that has yet to stop the filming. What kind of mother does not get this?
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Kate isn't a normal mother or person. IMO, she has mental issues that have to be dealt with. But she will never admit that she has a problem.

ChurchMouse said...

This is bothering me.

Someone tweeted about nasty comments that people give her.

Ms. Gosselin's reply: "Don't have time.. Jealousy makes people say mean things... You remember from grade school, don't you? I never let it in.not ever"

That response just sounds so strange to me. Does she mean that she never got upset, ever, about mean things said in grade school? What is she, an icicle? It's only normal to feel bad, hurt, or humiliated by such comments.

I've been reading how some folks think that she is narcissistic, and I'm beginning to think that they are correct.

Or she could just be scared toothless of admitting any chink in the armor at this point.

It just sounded so ultra-defensive.

Sad, actually.

Kate Gosselin = Mean said...

This woman will never admit to doubt in her decisions, never.

If she did, reconsider her decisions, she would still have friends/relatives/all those people who surrounded her when she gave birth.When she had these babies and her life was out of control, but then she got "attention" something she did not get growing up.

I do think this woman's mother and father have disowned her, totally. I doubt that there is any contact and she will fight her way to stay on top. If that means pushing herself and pushing her kids, that is what she will do. She does not want to think back to her parents possibly having told her at some point in her life "you can't do this" or "you can't do that".....Why else move out of your house and live with your boyfriend while attending nursing school? Live there for 2 years.

That is why it was very important that she marry a Dentist's son. A doctor's son. She rushed that wedding and the pregnancy of the twins with hormone injections to prove to her parents "I have a family" only she wasn't aware that she had never delved into her real problems, so all hell has broken loose.

She is not the darling of the media, no more pity, no great compliments about her clothing, etc.Her looks are contrived, not real. She use to be real and was attractive and appealing. This look now with the bleached hair and big boobs? That is not the woman who drew viewers, she is not identifiable to her so called fans. She lost them and she lost Jon.

She probably is awake at night, doubting herself, worrying, always trying to keep her chin up in public and not admit that she is a nervous wreck.

I watched her face on the Joy Behar Show. Joy got her confidence by telling Kate that she was in her corner with working to support her children. Kate relaxed. Then Joy hit her between the eyes with "So Katie, how is the brood" and that threw Kate. Watch it. That 15 min, Kate had to defend herself and everything about her actions. Joy even laughed at her for getting upset that pap people were around or cursing each other to jockey for position for a camera shot. It is part of the territory of being in the limelight. Everyone who is in show business knows that, smiles and moves on. Not take the pap people on like enemies as they are the ones who keep you in the limelight PERIOD..

This twitter thing is dangerous, I agree, in Kate's hands because she does not know how it is to have your neighbors know where you are, what you or your children are doing and that is what is happening. Others nearby where she lives are watching what she has to say.

The protection of those children is so important. No need to discuss them or answer one question about the twins, none.

Kate has long since needed counseling, true counseling to stop this.

I agree she once was a little girl who was teased, maybe bullied and now she is getting even "I'll show them all"...........well, she did, now, leave the screen and disappear. Move, she has no friends in PA, none.

If she "goes down in flames and is pulled from the screen" everyone around her will have hell to pay and that is those children cause Kate "can't go backward, she can't
and she said that herself when Jon wanted to stop filming.

dustilies said...

Churchmouse, I agree that KG's "I never let it in. Not ever" comment does sound pretty sad.

It reminds of the infamous Christmas shopping episode when she humiliated and belittled Jon. Afterwards, he talking to her as they load the car. He says (quite generously) "I know what a fantastic person you are, but when you do stuff like that it makes you look awful" (paraphrasing). Kate replies "I never notice other people" or "I don't care what other people think."

Caring about what other think about you? Of course it can become a straitjacket if taken to an extreme, but for most of us, we care about what other people think about us just as we care about what other people think and feel about other things. Sorry, that sentence is a mess! Simpler: Empathy. Socialization. Civilization.

KG seems to be one of those people who never signed the social contract.

Orlando, It's Autumn Sunrise! said...

Yesterday, one of her followers who lives near her asked her to attend a spinning class with her, Kate declined-kids are out of school and no babysitter.

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"Why would she go to a spinning class? That's one thing she has down to perfection. She's been spinning lies for years."


"You won't find anything tweeted about the government shutdown."

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Kate would say, "Government? What government? The government always stays open for me!"

fidosmommy said...

So, is Kate saying that people have been saying mean things because they have been jealous of her SINCE GRADE SCHOOL? Wow.

Hear Ye said...

In California at least, it's not necessary to serve a defendant in person or via Registered Mail. Certified Mail/Return Receipt Requested is sufficient to perfect service (providing the Defendant or his/her representative acccepts service, depending on the circumstances).

If the notice is sent "Certified - Restricted Delivery" the Defendant must personally sign for it. If it's non-restricted, it can be sent to the Defendant's place of business or the place of business of the Defendant's known representative, or even to the Defendant's home; in those cases, any competent adult can accept service.

Sounds convoluted, but the whole point is to protect citizens from being sued without proper notice.

Miranda said...

I'm not surprised that Kate refuses to listen to any criticisms of her. I'm also not surprised that she not only admits it, but actually seems proud of it -- as if it's a sign of intelligence and emotional maturity/stability to plug one's ears and hum loudly whenever you're not being praised.

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