Free Discussion 4/30 - 5/6

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160 comments:

catfan said...

Kate states the show has not been cancelled. There is a difference between 'cancelled' and 'not renewed' in the insurance business. I'm just sayin'

Don't let the door hit u said...

It would astound me if TLC renewed K+8, but hey, they've shocked me plenty. I think the execs at TLC are finally realizing Kate never was the star they thought she was. In fact, I considered Jon the bigger draw of the two parents. He was relatable and real. He was the hero, she was the villain. Kate is boring and stupid. She is only interesting (in a bad way) when she's being a bitch. People couldn't stand watching her do that to Jon, the Palins, Brad, and now the kids. She is circling the drain, hanging on for dear life with those French tips.

barbee said...

not renewed, cancelled, over, done, finished, and on and on and on. Don't they all mean the same thing (when it actually happens), NO MORE KATE!

Techymum said...

I must admit I am curious as to what has happened that stopped the twittering by Kate. My gut says she has been told it is all finished, but I'm just not sure.

To have been so manic in tweeting - in a bizarre way - then "off to a meeting" and then bam, only a few sporadic tweets?

Fingers crossed.

PatK said...

TLC/her PR people might have told Kate to back off a bit on the Tweeting, but I think her absence is also due to projects they may have her doing.

She certainly isn't busy cleaning her house or caring for the kids, so the only answer is a ME, ME, ME project.

ronlee said...

When I tried... www.twitter.com/kategosselin

I got a reply that the account was suspended.

Ampersmom said...

Ronlee
the correct twitter account is
http://twitter.com/#!/kateplusmy8

Tami said...

He was relatable and real. He was the hero, she was the villain. Kate is boring and stupid. She is only interesting (in a bad way) when she's being a bitch. People couldn't stand watching her do that to Jon, the Palins, Brad, and now the kids. She is circling the drain, hanging on for dear life with those French tips.
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Why does she have fans who insist she is a great mom and they love her. Is it a mass delusion? I just don't get it. Normal people can see she is an awful person and yet there are a bunch of people out there who think otherwise. It's astounding.

Tami said...

I must admit I am curious as to what has happened that stopped the twittering by Kate. My gut says she has been told it is all finished, but I'm just not sure.

To have been so manic in tweeting - in a bizarre way - then "off to a meeting" and then bam, only a few sporadic tweets?

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She is alluding to the fact that she is somewhere on location. If you read what she has written, she is trying to sound like something is going on that is keeping her busy right now. Today she even said it's windy but she won't let it stop her because there is so much to see and do (where?) and that she will have very little time to tweet anytime soon. The sheeple are going nuts that she is mostly ignoring them. : )

Sunrise, Sunset said...

Why does she have fans who insist she is a great mom and they love her. Is it a mass delusion? I just don't get it. Normal people can see she is an awful person and yet there are a bunch of people out there who think otherwise. It's astounding.

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No more astounding than it was at the People's Temple in Jonestown, Guyana. Kate has a cult, and they, like the 900 followers of Jim Jones, are blind to the truth.

Carol R. said...

This "busy" excuse for suddenly not tweeting as much is completely lame: there were plenty of times she had all 8 kids at home and she was tweeting every 10-20 minutes right through the after school hours, all the way through dinner, bedtime, and then long into the night.

If she could tweet that much for that long with 8 kids, a house, a dog, everything to do, she could certainly tweet her butt off between takes if she were off somewhere filming.

No, someone told her to lay off. Notice, too, she used to answer a lot of quesrions about the kids and she just stopped mentioning them completely. Interesting.

Shoka's Understudy said...

Tami said...

She is alluding to the fact that she is somewhere on location. If you read what she has written, she is trying to sound like something is going on that is keeping her busy right now. Today she even said it's windy but she won't let it stop her because there is so much to see and do (where?) and that she will have very little time to tweet anytime soon. The sheeple are going nuts that she is mostly ignoring them. : )

Could it be possible that kate and the kids are filming somewhere close to home? Her tweet said that she was busy reading something. Has to be the script.

At the rate that kate was tweeting, like a maniac and how bizarre her tweets were, I just can't believe she has went almost cold turkey on twitter.

Twitter to her was just like she discovered a new drug. She had to have it and lots of it.

I wonder if the recent vulgar tweets by "registered" had anything to do with it. TLC may have put their foot down.

Reading Observer said...

Whatever she is doing, whether filming more stupid Katcipades or trying to work with someone who can get her to change her personality, I personally think she is done.

If she was not canceled/not renewed than her publicist, she has one right, would have said "Ms. G is busy with other projects at the moment"....blah blah....but no Katie did it on tweeting? Sounds like TLC ain't spending the money they use to on her? Me thinks....If she wasn't going anywhere and TLC was keeping her, then TLC's management would have said something also.

I think she is done and this is the last of the scenes shot and maybe they have a couple of more due to the contract, but I'll bet TLC don't pay her $250,00 per episode if it isn't aired. Wanna bet....she gets free everything, films, gets some money, but when it is aired, then the full blown amt. TLC is not stupid and Kate is stupid and dumb and not a decent person.

I always heard the Ladder of Success of filled with rungs/steps. Those rungs are further and further apart climbing up them and you need someone behind you to make sure you can climb to the next rung. Surprisingly when you let down the person who stood behind you helping you get up each of those rungs.....well if you slip, guess what there is no person below and there are no rung/steps, you slide down real damn fast.

So, who was the spotter for Katie? Now?

Bye bye, bye bye, byebye. I can hardly wait.

And I hope she is watching DWTS, as Tony Davaloni shines each week with those chorus dancers. He laughs, he kisses his partners, he smiles and he is the lead choreographer at one of Steve Winn's casino shows in Vegas. Oh my, shame he didn't know how to teach dandcing, huh?

Bye Bitch.

Child Advocate by trade said...

I read with such disgust on our other sister/friendly site, 15 min about the family who left TLC and all those fanatical fans still trying to get to them. The FBI has been/still involved. This was a given as you do not put children on TV, without guardians, proper hours, lack of privacy exposure. We know the drill, just because I work in Social Services and go to court with kids, I don't need to explain you are hurting your kids when you sell them for money.

Now, after reading about that family and the problems with fanatical fans who"don't promptly get a response from the family on facebook and their erratic behavior toward the family, where a child is pulled from school now at 13, almost 14. I understand what happened to him. Not a doc, so no way I'll explain, plus Paul Peterson knows that business.

Kids are not give automobiles at 3 or 8 or in some States, not until 16. We do not let them join the military or vote until 18, although 17 is given a go ahead for an 18 yr old pending 30 before their birthday...but not in boot camp but in programs, not run by the military. We in the court system protect them until that day they turn 18, board that bus and head to that boot camp, where for some of them it begins having brothers/sisters/family.

My point, I know I am saying a lot is, that Kate has managed almost single...by herself, without Jon, over these last 2 yrs to turn your traveling act into a Freak Show of the highest proportions. I would kill to have a complain filed and I had to investigate and I would be allowed to speak with that child without Kate around, and of course, a state rep assigned to protect the child, being under 14 in the State of PA, they, children do not make or are responsible for major decisions or most. Like they cannot leave school until 16, etc.

I would like to know what has happened, truly, truly happened to those children as a result of continued to a self obsessed woman who makes these children perform like a circus act and that is what she is doing.

There is no though of what will happen if this show is cancelled, now I am not talking money. I am talking the sheeples, the obsessed fans, the crazy obsessed who really believed what they were seeing on TV. There are so many addicted to these kids, more than we know.

I do not know if the FBI has been called in on threats, why did Collin begin to cover his face, why does Joel have to be kept under control by Cara or Mady, protected. Now Aaden is trying his damnest to make Mommy happy and you see an almost "overly excited child on that sofa acting"...doing what she has said to said and of course the producers expect. Nothing less.

This is my part 1....I am not finished and hope the mods will understand.

I have written thru e mails to Sharla and several others when I discovered this site,I gave them my background and my reasons for writing. They know my e mail address. I rarely write but when I do it is for specific purposes.

So on to my part 2 and I wish I could write a column about some of the things you should not allow, you should be aware of with your children and the people your children become friendly with while trying living their childhood.s

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

Aaahhhh. A week in Honolulu. A break from the rat race. No computer to check GWOP. Come home and find out the twit is still trying to be a star and twit twatting away to her fans. There was talk about whether Kate would qualify for unemployment insurance. Am I the only one out there who believes she has stashed away millions? She was paid handsomely for everything she did. And she did plenty. I don't think for a second that she will be destitute if her show tanks. Forget her mortgage and all her other bills. She is raking in the cash and making more than 95% of the population. She is considered 'rich' and will probably be able to survive on her earnings for quite some time. If she is worth over 4 million like some have reported, well, that's a hell of a lot of money and I don't think she will have to join the workforce any time soon. That is $100,000 per year for 40 years. When she is out there in her limo going to NY and getting her hair done, that is not on her dime. When it is her dime, she is cheap. She is hoarding her cash. She is no dummy when it comes to money. She likes a deal. People who like deals watch their money closely. The hag goes to consignment stores as we all know. Like I said, she likes to hoard every penny.

Oh. And factor in the reality that sheeple will beg for yearly updates on her kids until the end of time, she will probably be able to live off the cash of just one update show a year. Anyone know how much cash ABC/NBC pays for the yearly updates on the other sextuplets out there? Kate Gosselin is a snake. I have tried to find redeeming qualities in her. I could have before all the plastic surgery and fakeness took over. I don't normally dislike people. She is the exception for me. It's her greed and desire for fame that I detest about her the most.

Oh, how clever she was to take those fertility drugs.......

Child Advocate by Trade said...

My Part 2:

Because a person, whom your child deals with has a profession, from doctor to Television camera man/boom man, lady producer does mean that they are family nor should they ever be so close to people who come in and out of your children's lives. Yet, we have to let our children attend school, go to pre K. Mothers and fathers both working or, a single parent.... and that younger child "the latchkey kid" who is alone in the house at age 10 until a parent or adult comes home is hard, very hard to explain what it does to a child, it is not easy for them, unless you have good neighbors or family that make sure while you are at work, they have security or a piece of serenity that they will be okay. Children learn how to be afraid very early in life, so no one needs to tell a child about a ghost or a monster, they have that figured early especially when they go through many babysitters, housekeepers, different security people. They learn very quickly to be afraid, not always bad as it prevents them from running into streets and terrible things can happen it.....

Children hear "be careful of strangers, if you don't know them, do not answer and just keep walking, tell a policeperson, an adult who is there to help you, a teacher, your dentist, etc. We teach "be aware of your surroundings"...watch before you cross the street, do not run across a street corner without making sure no oncoming traffic occurs. Fears we as parents instill in them to teach them how to avoid being hurt.

UnderTheBridge said...

In the preview of the Phildelphia episode, Kate says Mady "looks like a troll" What a wonderful mother!

Child Advocate by Trade said...

#3


The Dione sisters said it all best. A freak show on display.
No arguing about anything.

Kate your addiction is love of yourself and fame, not capable of letting go of control and thinking about your children.

This past show is something that actually frightened me and that was "bring your best game face to the filming" so what does she do? This someone, who can sit in a plane and fly around, but this women is not someone who looks forward to sky jumping.

This long Bucket List she has and perhaps she does have one and they do not include the children.

I am going by what I read into the body language of the children and to Kate herself. As Kate does not realize, even now, that she does not have talent, NONE in the entertainment sense.

Would I ask that the children's filming stopped so that they could, at this point in their lives understand why they have lived the way they did, why their Dad is not there 24/7 anymore.Yes

This last show proved one certain thing is that Kate's A game is about pushing those children above and beyond "safety"....her being on TV is what is more important to her than the lives of her children.

To think that at 4, 5, 6, 10, you are told that "they could lose everything if they too did not have their fame face on or perhaps that was a paraphrase. Well, Kate has pulled out all the stops and it not getting her anywhere.

Not only her abusive way, her lying, we have 8 children starving for normalcy and love and affection on a daily basis.

We have a 36 yr old woman, who is more concerned with her looks, her inability to fail (oh, I believe that).....and anyone or anything that gets in her way will get hit like a tornado. That is how obsessed she is. So desperate for ratings, she even sky jumped and I believe it was to increase ratings. Never thinking of how this would affect those children on the ground or even Mady, who is not the sports buff. Cara should not have been allowed to jump either. Not to keep the show on the air.

Kate will suffer tremendous heartbreak with losing TV time, oh yes, because the fame was better than the money for her. Of course she wanted the money but that crazy woman would permit her twins to sky jump and then did it herself. How would that affect her children if anything happened to her? At one point when she was hanging, just hanging in the sky, I'll bet those children were petrified beyond what we have experienced ourselves.

Because we who are sane are not that crazy to sky jump when we do not want to. We don't

She put her twins in danger and those kids on the ground.

No, JMO, but I been around this area for a long time to see that body language of those children throughout the show. Very, very sad, not happy. And I say the twins are so over this filming, Kate is putting them through agony.

And those children are put in the position everyday of "if we lose the show you will be homeless, you have to do this, so you have to do this or it will kill Mommy"...whatever she says that makes those children, even in a horrendous hot sun, Australia is not for the weak.

Jon has always been the loving Dad, but I don't think had any interest in them other than more TV time and I mean that. She still is not the loving mother, she never really bonded with them or her mental illness is too deep for her to see. See what? Your children's welfare comes first. Not you, your needs/wants. When and if those 8 live to be teenagers, well Kate will see and hear what she never did, although she will always believe deep down inside that she and she alone owns those kids, she being the employer and they the employees. Very sad.

Hope she gets court ordered psychological counseling and testing. The Judge should see the Sky Jump escapade. Important.

kinman said...

She is trying to play some sort of weird "Where's Waldo (Kate) game" so that her whereabouts is a deep dark secret. Her "followers" would be smart just to quit playing and let her fade out. She is probably on a trip with Steve "for the show", or getting some plastic surgery done (which she will try to get the show to pay for) or something else totally Kate-centered. People would be smart just not to care and not to follow her tweets, as she is likely just leading people on,and probably laughing about doing it. Maybe she is in Louisville, doing stuff to get ready for the Kentucky Derby next weekend and she has to pick out a hat!

Exhausted said...

Tami,
I think birds of a feather flock together. I see a lot of parents who shout orders at their kids and treat them with no respect, and I think, "I bet this person loves Kate." I think Kate's underlying disdain for her children is very relatable to other bad parents. She is celebrated as a mother (or was way back when) and that behavior justifies their own actions. They see nothing wrong with leaving their kids with someone else all the time and wish to get some fame out of having no talent. She is a legend to them while any good parent is insulted by her!

wramblinwreck said...

From the previous Free Discussion thread:
"It also says if I understood them, Kate gets paid only for as many people follow a blog???? And which ever one person who blogs and there are to be 30, gets the most following will get a show.????"
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The article said:
"In terms of compensating Parentables’ contributors, there will be no revenue sharing. Instead, bloggers will be paid per post and given a bonus for driving more pageviews, O’Neill said."

So Kate will be paid for each post she contributes, plus a bonus for the number of views her post generates. They'll probably allow both positive and negative comments, and especially arguments between sheeple and crtics, which create lots of posts because Kate won't care if it's sheeple or critics viewing her posts, the more views, the more $$ she can make.

Anne said...

I had to laugh when I read a list this morning of the top beauty turnoffs for men. Making the list were fake baking, overly white teeth and long fingernails. Poor Kate's trying so hard to snag a man and in addition to her nasty personality, she's making some of the top beauty turn offs too.

mummy said...

I love that comment about circling the drain thing, hanging on for dear life. I usually say what goes around comes around LOL
To Jodi and hubby and Jon and Beth and their families, Im sure alot of people love you, including myself. The fact that YOU have class was clearly visible.

Pattypanda said...

Sounds like she has the kids working again this weekend, or she's off somewhere and the kids are w/ hired help. Kids should have next w/e off w/ Jon and Mother's Day.

Tami said...

I believe the kids are with her so it's probably a filmed trip. They may have flown off somewhere quick to film the birthday so the show about it is not too far behind the actual birthday. Also, it's hilarious how there are no "pap pics" of them and no one is "hounding" them. Shows that when they don't want publicity, they simply don't call for it and pay for it! Someone should tweet that to her followers. I think it's safe to say no one should read her actual blog if they don't want her getting paid. They're clever to give her something that will make her money regardless of whether it is positive or negative. Someone should just copy and paste it if they want to share it rather than link it to others :)

barbee said...

So if they get paid 'per post' on Parentables, WHY was She allowed to post all of her 'O L D' Kate's Krap from kates take? They were stupid then and more so NOW.

fidosmommy said...

Could it be possible that kate and the kids are filming somewhere close to home? Her tweet said that she was busy reading something. Has to be the script.

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I think she was saying she is reading the tweets sent to her, but not responding.

SmileyGrl752 said...

Why does she have fans who insist she is a great mom and they love her. Is it a mass delusion? I just don't get it. Normal people can see she is an awful person and yet there are a bunch of people out there who think otherwise. It's astounding.

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I've given up on any and all sheeple. If Cupcakegate, Watergate, Breathinggate, the Sarah Palin episode and the SkyJump episodes won't chnage their minds, nothing will. How they can still say Kate is a good mom who loves her kids after all that is beyond me.

The sad thing is, if any sheeple met Kate in person, she'd be so rude to them, and they still wouldn't see it. They'd either think she was stressed out or having a bad day, or it was something wrong on their part. They would never consider that Kate is like that 24/7.

BJ said...

Just a thought:
You can't "cancel" shows that do not have any episodes in the can.

You can just not go forward with more episodes. That sounds more like Kate's thinking. Round and round the circle she will go!!

Annie said...

"How they can still say Kate is a good mom who loves her kids after all that is beyond me. "

I wonder if they were abused as children or as an adult. That would cause them to have a perverted view on what a relationship is suppose to look like. They would relate the way Kate treats her kids to the way they were treated as kids. The sad thing about abuse is that it gets passed on through out the generations. The abused child will most likely grow up to abuse their children. They have to recognize that the situation is abusive and work to change things in order to break the cycle.

Red Sky At Night said...

I've given up on any and all sheeple. If Cupcakegate, Watergate, Breathinggate, the Sarah Palin episode and the SkyJump episodes won't chnage their minds, nothing will. How they can still say Kate is a good mom who loves her kids after all that is beyond me.

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I agree, but I'm not so sure that all of them believe that she's the Mother of all Mothers. The fact is that they have been on her team for so long, that to deflect would be just too much for them. Their psyches couldn't take it. And so, they hang on, tweeting and blogging up a storm so they won't be ostracized in their sheeple circle. Zebras can't change their stripes, and there are some sheeple who will not be shorn, no matter how much they may be convinced that something's just not right in Gosslinland.

Tami said...

So if they get paid 'per post' on Parentables, WHY was She allowed to post all of her 'O L D' Kate's Krap from kates take? They were stupid then and more so NOW.

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If they really let her do that, it's unbelievable. What's more unbelievable is that she would go this route instead of writing something new since the old stuff sucked anyway. Pure lazy to just copy it all.

Where is Love? said...

I finished watching the movie Mommy Dearest (again). Near the end of the movie Christina so wanted her mother to love her. And Joan Crawford was not capable of giving Christina the love she needed.

For Joan it was fame all the time, nothing else mattered. As others have stated, we're watching a real life Mommy Dearest in Kate.

My heart goes out to the Gosselin 8.

Sunrise, Sunset said...

For Joan it was fame all the time, nothing else mattered. As others have stated, we're watching a real life Mommy Dearest in Kate.

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It's actually worse than that. Joan didn't make Christina work to make her mommy famous.

Osama to Bump Kart on Monday Night said...

Excellent news tonight!!!

Now, if only the TV channels are full of Bin Laden news Monday night at 10 PM......

Poor Kart will be royally pissed if some "scraggly guy with a beard and hat" pre-empts her tonight....

Wouldn't that just be a crying shame? LOL

KateSavesTheWorld said...

I'm waiting for Kate to announce that the reason for her low-visibility this past week was that she was leading the raid on Osama Bin Laden's compound in Pakistan. (and, yes, TLC filmed it all.)

Rainbow68 said...

I really believe people will be watching bin Laden news tonight. A Gosselin trip to Philly is the last thing on anyone's mind. I think the ratings may be lower than last time.

Rainbow68 said...

One more thing: I wonder how much money TLC's on the hook for. Maybe if this episode has an equally small audience, they'll just buy out her contract and not show anymore episodes. I realize it would've been inappropriate for Kate to be on the morning shows today, but there is virtually no promotion of the show.

Works in production said...

TLC is not "on the hook" to pay Kate for episodes not filmed. The contracts don't work that way except for people in situations like David Letterman. Kate is the same as actors on the evening shows where the contract is to make sure the performer is available to the network, but the network can let the performer go at any time. In other words, TLC says we're done and that's it. No more compensation to Kate.

Rainbow68 said...

Thanks, Works in Production. I didn't know.

Drake said...

Works in Production said, "the network can let the performer go at any time. In other words, TLC says we're done and that's it. No more compensation to Kate."

I just want to confirm that this is correct. One of my kids is an actor who has been through a couple of TV-show cancellations, and once the filming ended his pay ended. (He does still get residuals from past episodes, though.)

Barbara M. said...

I hope TLC isn't counting on any Canadians watching the show tonight. We are having a hotly-contested federal election and I can guarantee that Canadians will be glued to the TV to see the results come in - not to see Kate and her kids go on yet another vacation.

fidosmommy said...

Re: why do the sheeple defend Kate so much even with all the negative press.

Sometimes it becomes a defense mechanism, as in I will NOT admit I could be wrong about her, I KNOW you're probably right about her, but I will be DARNED if I'm going to give you the satisfaction of telling you that. I will dig in my heels, put my nose to my iPhone
and I will continue to defend just so I will not have to say "You were right, I was wrong".


I know it's juvenile, but don't we all know at least one person like this? Get them together on one
blog and it's like trying to beat down Fort Knox. They just won't budge, and feel they have strength
in their numbers. They don't have to admit one thing, and all their friends say so. So there!

smileygrl752 said...

Re: why do the sheeple defend Kate so much even with all the negative press.

Sometimes it becomes a defense mechanism, as in I will NOT admit I could be wrong about her, I KNOW you're probably right about her, but I will be DARNED if I'm going to give you the satisfaction of telling you that. I will dig in my heels, put my nose to my iPhone
and I will continue to defend just so I will not have to say "You were right, I was wrong".

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So sheeple are narcissists too? Are they learning their behavior from Kate? Blech.

SmileyGrl752 said...

I agree, but I'm not so sure that all of them believe that she's the Mother of all Mothers. The fact is that they have been on her team for so long, that to deflect would be just too much for them. Their psyches couldn't take it. And so, they hang on, tweeting and blogging up a storm so they won't be ostracized in their sheeple circle. Zebras can't change their stripes, and there are some sheeple who will not be shorn, no matter how much they may be convinced that something's just not right in Gosslinland.

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That, or they're afraid they'll get blasted for changing sides. I've never had a sheeple blast me, but I've heard they can be vicious. Wolves in sheep's clothing, they are.

Someone once mentioned how isn't it weird that it's a sheeple who sees the light and dislikes Kate, never the other way around? I thought that was a good point.

fidosmommy said...

I wouldn't say that all sheeples are narcissists. I would say that there are some who are very stubborn and will not give in to logic - no way, no how. Some will fight to the bitter end just for the sake of fighting to the bitter end.

If they were narcissists, they would not be spending all this time doting on Kate. They would have no concept of taking the time to tell somebody else they were wonderful. Their tweets would be very self-absorbed. They are absorbed with Kate.

Brummygirl said...

KateSavesTheWorld said...
I'm waiting for Kate to announce that the reason for her low-visibility this past week was that she was leading the raid on Osama Bin Laden's compound in Pakistan. (and, yes, TLC filmed it all.)
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..and she did it all with a wooden spoon!!

mummy said...

I was just flipping through the channels here and came upon a re run of Cara and Mady jumping off a building in a harness, Not sure where it was because I dont watch the shows anymore. But when it came to Kates turn, she pulls this drama queen act before jumping, then she finally jumps, does fine, gets to the bottom and pulls a full on melt down surrounded by her kids, obviously upsetting them, and it goes ON and ON and ON. It looked so staged it was pathetic.
The employees are trained in those jobs on how to deal with situations like that. But no, they surrounded her with her children and did not intervene, just let it play out so the drama queen could get more attention.
Im suprised that during the meltdown she didnt hold up a purse with bills in it begging for money.

Kia Ora said...

Just a bit of a kick I got off DWTS tonight. Donnie, one of the judges, said to one of the contestants "dance with your heart, but use your head" now we know why she failed so drastically on that show, in more ways then one. Her conspicuous abstinence lately, is real nice for a change. I'm sure with the kiddies birthday coming up, there will be a reason. Poor little buggers working their butts off. What a "B"

Barbara M. said...

I took a few minutes from watching the Canadian election results to watch the Sky Jump in New Zealand episode - and I was appalled at Kate's behaviour.
Any other mother would have told her daughters "I'm afraid of heights, so I won't be joining you, but I will be cheering you on."
But not Kate. No, she had to make it ALL ABOUT HER - because if she is not the center of attention, there is he** to pay. She acted like such a spoiled brat, without any consideration for other people who were waiting in line behind her, and without any consideration for her poor kids, who not only have a horrible role model but must be traumatized by seeing their mom having these extreme meltdowns.
The Sky Jump episode really showed what a narcissist she is - everything has to be about her, all the time, and in her mind, nobody else matters, not even her kids.

Tami said...

"To think that at 4, 5, 6, 10, you are told that "they could lose everything if they too did not have their fame face on or perhaps that was a paraphrase. Well, Kate has pulled out all the stops and it not getting her anywhere."

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Who told these children that, and when were they told?

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They have obviously had it drilled into them that they have to perform in order to make money for the family. They have been at it since birth. Who is going to believe that she does not coach them on how to behave for the cameras? It has been said here countless times that must always be telling them to do this, do that, don't make me look bad, etc. So it must be a pretty common (and reasonable) assumption. In short, the person who told them that is clearly their mother.

Still Disgusted in Tx said...

Tami said...
"To think that at 4, 5, 6, 10, you are told that "they could lose everything if they too did not have their fame face on or perhaps that was a paraphrase. Well, Kate has pulled out all the stops and it not getting her anywhere."

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Who told these children that, and when were they told?

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They have obviously had it drilled into them that they have to perform in order to make money for the family. They have been at it since birth. Who is going to believe that she does not coach them on how to behave for the cameras? It has been said here countless times that must always be telling them to do this, do that, don't make me look bad, etc. So it must be a pretty common (and reasonable) assumption. In short, the person who told them that is clearly their mother.

5/02/2011 8:31 PM


Regarding Kate telling the kids what to do and how to behave for the cameras---don't forget about how she "pinched" Alexis really hard on her right arm, and glared at the others in the live interview where she refused to give Mady any water. In that interview, she showed how evil she was in what she calls her disciplining her kids. I saw it differently, more like how abusive she was to them. If she was willing to do this in front of cameras, what else is she willing to do? Very scary thoughts indeed.

Philadelphia Worker said...

I did not watch last evening, I was too enthralled with DWTS and also the news about our World events. I did hear from my buddy who works at the Constitution Center that when the filming took place, last Winter, of the Gosselin clan that Kate refused a tour, refused an explanation of these men who are portrayed in brass, signers of the Declaration of Independence. He said that she, Kate, and her kids were worming their way around making fun of the statues. No historical explanation.

That specific day, a school bus from a school in the suburbs was there for their tour. You also can listen to moments in time and actual voices of all that has happened, historically over the past 220 years or more, and many films. BUT our dear Katie, the idiot, refused any of that, so this was not a historical moment for the Gosselin Clan.

I'm glad I didn't see it, as I spent my first time there honoring the military veterans of this country many years ago. I had been a nurse in the military, here in the US, but I did go, with my buttons and my uniform hat.

To think they ran around that building like she does, no regard for anything about this country can really make me angrier. So I hope the ratings are so low, she has to bend down to touch the ground to see them, please dear God!!!!!

bbeau said...

mummy said...
But when it came to Kates turn, she pulls this drama queen act before jumping, then she finally jumps, does fine, gets to the bottom and pulls a full on melt down surrounded by her kids, obviously upsetting them, and it goes ON and ON and ON. It looked so staged it was pathetic.
The employees are trained in those jobs on how to deal with situations like that. But no, they surrounded her with her children and did not intervene, just let it play out so the drama queen could get more attention.
Im suprised that during the meltdown she didnt hold up a purse with bills in it begging for money

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I too was flipping through channels last night and caught the famous sky dive episode. You are spot on with the description of her behavior, is was indeed a drama queen performance. I say "performance" because I think she deliberately acts over the top thinking this will bring in ratings. What this dimwit doesn't realize or maybe she doesn't even care, is the long lasting effect this is going to have on her children.

Any parenting expert will tell you children learn more from what you do than what you say. Children "model" adult behavior. Kate has "modeled" behaviors such as entitlement, rudeness, drama queen & attention seeking behavior. Most importantly she has
shown them that in difficult situations you shrivel up, melt down and are weak. This is the opposite of what, we as parents, should be teaching our children. As parents, we want to teach our children strength, perserverance, dignity and courage.

Without many family and friends in their lives these kids really only have Kate and Jon as role models. Hopefully Jon in teaching them positive traits that will help them later in life. Because if they are only learning from what Kate is teaching them, these kids don't stand a chance.

Rainbow68 said...

Still Disgusted: Last night, Hannah was upset when making the pretzel and Kate said something like, "Hannah, a lot of people are watching you. Do you want them to see you acting like this"? Hannah looked startled and looked at the camera. I do think there's pressure.

so sick of her said...

Well, it seems the Sheeple are saying the reason the ratings were down is because everyone was down, but K8 still did good for it's time slot! Geez these people are so delusional. And from what I read, the G8 don't know who the current President is! Geez, Kate, thanks for making and keeping your kids stupid. Even if the tups did not know the 10 year olds should. SHAME ON YOU KATE!

Just Down The Road said...

To think they ran around that building like she does, no regard for anything about this country can really make me angrier

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I didn't watch. Did the kids misbehave?

"You also can listen to moments in time and actual voices of all that has happened, historically over the past 220 years or more, and many films. BUT our dear Katie, the idiot, refused any of that, so this was not a historical moment for the Gosselin Clan."

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I really think that Kindergarten kids might be a bit too young to engage in any historical lessons such as this. They don't have the ability to appreciate the beginnings of this country the way older kids would. If they don't understand the fundamentals behind the signing of the Declaration, and that the Articles of Confederation were put aside in favor of a new Constitution, the arguments between the Federalists and the Anti-Federalists, and the fact that the Bill of Rights was not included with the ratification of the Constitution, it really would mean nothing to them. They would hear a discussion about the Bill of Rights, but they have no idea what this means. There would be nothing to hold their attention. All they really know at this age is that the Declaration was signed in 1776 and this is why we celebrate the Fourth of July, and that George Washington was the first President.

Listening to voices from delegates, and our Founding Fathers would hold no interest, and I could see that maybe a visit such as this would be out of their realm of understanding or appreciation.

Protect8 said...

The fact that the 6, almost 7, year olds do not know who the president of the United States is reflects very badly on Kate and even worse on the school that they attend - oh, that's right - they miss a lot of school.

It's not the kids' fault - I feel so sorry that Kate and TLC has repressed their maturity - but in the interviews on the couch and the scenes that are filmed, the sextuplets come across a little group of cute 4 year olds.

Poor Cara. The way she looked at Kate during the 100 bucks to hold a spider episode said it all.

Tami said...

The fact that the 6, almost 7, year olds do not know who the president of the United States is reflects very badly on Kate and even worse on the school that they attend - oh, that's right - they miss a lot of school.
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Clearly she does not have many talks with her kids about the world around them. My now 6 year old knew back when he was running who Obama was. She told people she voted for him! When she was still a toddler she knew this. The only think Kate probably does is order the kids around, not actually discuss things with them.

Friend In Pennsylvania said...

"The fact that the 6, almost 7, year olds do not know who the president of the United States is reflects very badly on Kate and even worse on the school that they attend - oh, that's right - they miss a lot of school"

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They do learn this in Kindergarten - there is a unit done on the President. Either they don't retain information, or they were absent when it was taught. Still, it's mind-boggling that somewhere along the way none of them would have heard anyone (adults included) mention President Obama. These kids are almost seven years old! I guess all the culturing in the world doesn't matter one iota when it comes to teaching the kids about the world around them and their own country. Start at home, Kate, and THEN take your kids abroad to learn about other cultures.
But at least they know that elephants snorful food through their trunks.

Geez...

Tamara said...

It really shocked me that they didn't know who Obama is. The tups weren't that badly behaved, and when given the chance by the guides they did seem interested and curious. Of course Khate ran them through everything, and the only question she seemed to ask one of the kids was is Ben Franklin's statue was Joel's grandpa. It's very obvious she had no interest in anything being shown her beyond how it could get her attention.

And her ridiculous freak out over the obviously fake fan at the kids sports exhibit was beyond the beyond. TLC should be ashamed over that. Not just their actions, which they obviously will never have shame over when it makes money, but that it was so incredibly, obviously fake and badly acted by the single "fan". No wonder the kids weren't freaked out by it, they probably knew the actress/fan and the set-up.

Sitting Storm said...

I really think that Kindergarten kids might be a bit too young to engage in any historical lessons such as this. They don't have the ability to appreciate the beginnings of this country the way older kids would.
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I don't necessarily disagree with you -- but let's remember that these children will turn 7 in May -- and by that age, they should be able to understand some of the basics of our country's history. I'm sure this location has field trips from all age groups and a guide could probably have gladly scaled down the information to be age appropriate.

But the truth is -- this was just an excuse to film another show, and neither TLC nor Kate was really interested in presenting the children with a fun opportunity to learn something about their country's history. From other comments I've read, it sounds like Kate exhibited the maturity level of a spoiled 12-year old herself, clowning around with the statutes and so forth.

Kate has absolutely no class. I am not saying this to be mean or because I dislike her (although I do dislike her). Even less than stellar adults can usually muster up enough remembered etiquette to behave with a little dignity while touring a historical site. Apparently, this is beyond Kate's grasp.

Hey advertisers -- you're getting ripped off if your rates haven't gone down lately.

Take her off of TV, PLEASE said...

You either raise your children correctly and advise them from the earliest times where they live, how the country was formed and believe me you can start this process at 3, they have minds like sponges.

Pre K even talks about President's Holidays.

Kate is illerate? Kate is stupid? Kate is so immersed in herself that she has no interest in her children.

If Mady or Cara were allowed to explain to the 6 where they were and who George Washington was, well then that would have takent the spotlight from Kate, right?

TLC is really working her like an idiot, honestly, they could have saved her long ago. Made it look as though her 8 were getting historical lessons. It could have helped those kids.

But since those kids live an isolated life, other than the twins, who are tired of all of this and just go along so that they don't get punished or whatever forms of capitol injustice is bestowed on them, it is actually sad, very sad.

She will go down in TV history as a brood mare, who gave no such care to "raising" her brood but just to collecting her freebies, getting the attention and pretending she cares about those kids. The only thing she cares about is that Jon doesn't have as much time with them.

To hear that one of her 6 has a dermatological problem and wears socks and she mentions this on TV.. sounds like something they could have picked up overseas since that idiot of a mother couldn't have cared less if one of those kids had an open cut and touched way too many animals, huh?

Never know with her. As soon as that show goes off, she will offer them to a boarding school and to Jon. She has no interest in them.

Lord she is a sin to humanity with her behavior and making money off of those kids, who now look like mini kates as they roam around a historical bldg., Pardon me, but almost 7 is a very appropriate age to know where you are and why you are there.

Mother is a stupid farm animal.

so sick of her said...

Like someone has said here, Kate holds those kids back. Even the 10 year olds did not know who the current President is. And children who are gonna be 7 should know, who the President is. And yes, the tups do act at least 3 years younger than they should be. Even the older girls to a point, act a lot younger, but I take that to be, that they are looking for attention. Kate started the tups late, then held them back another year, she also held the twins back a year. They will be 11, and should be in 5th grade, not 4th. Kate does not want those money banks to grow up. If one of the twins is not much in an episode is because the kids is growing up, as in not cute anymore. That pic with the Irwins, geez, those kids are tall, Kates kids are small and short and act like 4 year olds, not kids going on 7. I do not think Kate interacts with her kids at home at all, and finds every excuse to be away from them. I do think she is in NYC(hair/spa/shopping) or was there, and will arrive a day or 2 early to Kentucky. She is a disgusting parent.

so sick of her said...

Here a new name for Kate plus 8, the show should be called: Kate plus 8 Prisoners. Plus if that other show ever see the light of day it should be called: Twisted Kate. And kate should write a dating book called: How to not get a Date in NYC a guide by Kate Gosselin in how to turn off guys, with a smile. LOLOLOL

Identity Crisis said...

Someone had commented not too long ago that Jamie was used as a stand-in for running up the steps because Kate was too lazy to do it. Is this what happened? Was it Jamie and not Kate?

dustilies said...

Rainbow68 said...

Still Disgusted: Last night, Hannah was upset when making the pretzel and Kate said something like, "Hannah, a lot of people are watching you. Do you want them to see you acting like this"?
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And isn't "Hannie" her favorite? With a mom like this, who needs a monster under the bed?

Marie France said...

I did not watch and have not watched in almost two years. How can 7 year-olds possibly have the background and knowledge to appreciate this "history lesson?" Again, another staged and scripted farce. The ratings have to really be in the toilet for this one - worse than the 847,000 that they were for the previous episode that aired from the AUS/NZ trip. Plus, people were watching DWTS and probably CNN, Fox, and MSNBC for more details about the bin Laden takedown. Can't wait to see the ratings tomorrow.

Friend In Pennsylvania said...

Like someone has said here, Kate holds those kids back. Even the 10 year olds did not know who the current President is.

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Is this known for certain? I didn't watch the show, but if they were asked who the current President is, would it be possible that they just didn't answer? Kids do that. They are reluctant to answer questions, thinking that the next person is going to do it. Did they look confused, like they did not know the answer? I find it extremely difficult to believe that any 10-year-old wouldn't know.

Kate did not start the tups late. They went to pre-school at the church and should have been in Kindergarten the following year. She did not hold the kids back. The school held the kids back. They were not ready for Kindergarten, and the best place for them to be last year was in the Pre-K class. They did not repeat any grade. I think this was discussed multiple times over the past year or so. The tups were not ready for Kindergarten. They are tested for readiness to find out if they are a match and on the same academic level with others who will be in Kindergarten. If they are not, they are placed at the appropriate level. This is exactly what happened, and this is the reason they went into Pre-K instead of Kindergarten last year.

The younger children do act more like four-year-olds than seven-year-olds. Their behavior on the sofa, and at various sites, is babyish and silly. At age seven, they should be much more "mature" (for lack of a better word). I'm wondering if they are even ready for 1st grade at this point.


"I don't necessarily disagree with you -- but let's remember that these children will turn 7 in May -- and by that age, they should be able to understand some of the basics of our country's history. I'm sure this location has field trips from all age groups and a guide could probably have gladly scaled down the information to be age appropriate."

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They should know more about our country's history, but they don't, and they were not about to get it at the National Constitution Center with cameras jammed in their faces. I've been there, and it's fascinating, but it was no place to take those children who do not have the ability to focus or comprehend everything they have to offer there.

"From other comments I've read, it sounds like Kate exhibited the maturity level of a spoiled 12-year old herself, clowning around with the statutes and so forth."

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It's the only way she knows to be the center of attention. If it works for her, she's going to keep doing it. She is so immature, not only in behavior, but in language skills, basic knowledge and common sense. With her as a mother, those children are never going to mature because they will emulate her - she's a role model for them. They see what she does and how she behaves, and they will mimic it.

fidosmommy said...

Personally, I don't blame the kids for being disinterested in all this history. They are not ready for it. I think these trips are yet another bit of proof that this program is entirely inappropriate.
Why cram this stuff into their faces? Why not let them learn about America, other countries and
animals the way other kids do, and then reinforce the lessons by going to visit places in person when they are a little older?

Ah, yes, because TLC won't pay later. Silly me.

Just Down The Road said...

fidosmommy said...

Personally, I don't blame the kids for being disinterested in all this history. They are not ready for it.

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I don't, either. They are not ready for lessons at the National Constitution Center. And no, you don't get kids ready for this at three years of age, as someone suggested. They are not ready to digest this information yet. If they appear so disinterested, why even bother to film it? Can you imagine their peers teasing them about this...that they didn't know the name of our President? Why wouldn't TLC edited these scenes so these children wouldn't appear to be clueless about such things. Obviously, they SHOULD know the name of our President, but if they don't, why make an issue out of it and broadcast it on national television? This is cruel, no matter how you look at it.

Kate not knowing the Preamble, or the length of a President's term is another story! Bring it on...her stupidity never ceases to amaze me. She deserves to be taken down a few notches.

readerlady said...

"She did not hold the kids back. The school held the kids back.
They were not ready for kindergarten." This is only partially true. Jon and Kate DID hold some of the kids back. Jon admitted on the show that when they were tested, some of the kids were ready for kindergarten and some were not, so the decision was made to hold them all back.

Re Mady and Cara being held back. They started first grade at age 6 and turned 7 during first grade. They will turn 11 in October of this year, when they are in the 5th grade. They were not held back.

I find it appalling, if it's true that Mady and Cara don't know who the current president is. I volunteer at my (parochial) school and work mostly with K and 1st graders. Most, if not all, of them know the name of the current president and kids in the upper grades (4 - 6) have weekly current events classes. I thought this school the kids attend was supposd to be so superior.

I'll give Khate a pass on not being able to recite the Preamble to the Constitution. I learned it in school too, plus I have a degree in History, and I couldn't recite it from memory now. OTH, I'm old enough to be Khate's mother. In fact, I'm older than Khate's mother, if she was indeed 16 when Khate was born.

TammyInFL said...

Almost 1,800 tweets in one month. Wow.

... and she is "following" 7 people ... all "stahs" like herself, no "common folk!"

What an idiot.

Tamara said...

It was two of the tup boys who didn't know who Obama is. They were asked by some guy from behind the camera. They knew Lincoln and Washington. Then the dude said Nixon, Reagan and Clinton. Nope to each, not surprisingly. I know very few 6 year olds whom would know them. Then he said, obviously setting it up, Obama, and they were blank faced and said no.

There was no reason for the producers to do that to those kids and then show it on national TV. Yes, they definitely should have known it, but why show that they didn't?

As for being held back, they held back at least 3 of the tups for an extra year of pre-K, which was uber stupid. It was a perfect opportunity for those kids to get a bit of individuality, as it is already hard enough to break up six kids among classrooms. And the twins, 10 year olds are 95 percent of the time in 5th grade. I wonder if they held them back so that they would be one grade closer to the tups, ie can act as their on site school nannies for extra time... Or did they miss too much time for filming? More emotional problems? They definitely seem intelligent enough.

WallyWinnie said...

My neighbor kids are young and I think when the boy was 5 Obama was elected. He knew all about our president at 5 and they go to a public school. We do live in IL, and his parents are democrats, so that may have something to do with that!

But what I am getting at is Kate does not have time for those children, so they will not mimic her in areas that are important. They will only copy her nasty behavior because that is all there is to see for them!

Friend In Pennsylvania said...

I find it appalling, if it's true that Mady and Cara don't know who the current president is. I volunteer at my (parochial) school and work mostly with K and 1st graders. Most, if not all, of them know the name of the current president and kids in the upper grades (4 - 6) have weekly current events classes. I thought this school the kids attend was supposd to be so superior.

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I don't believe that they don't know the name of the President. I think that they just didn't want to answer.

I haven't recited the Preamble for many, many, many years, but for the heck of it, I gave it a try. I did remember it. Then, for another test to see if memory does take leave as one ages, I tried the Declaration of Independence, got through the first paragraph, all the way down to "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness;" as well as the entire Gettysburg Address, which I breezed through. I can't remember, though, what's on a 5-item grocery list that I left at home. The mind is a strange thing.

I do remember that a few years ago I was appalled that, in one of my kids' history books, there was no mention of Lincoln and the Gettysburg address, but the Clinton-Lewinsky affair was there in great detail.

Friend In Pennsylvania said...

As for being held back, they held back at least 3 of the tups for an extra year of pre-K, which was uber stupid.

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The kids were NOT held back for an extra year of pre-K. They attended pre-school at a church, then pre-K at their current school (last year) for three days a week, and full-time Kindergarten this year. Pre-school is not Pre-K.

Pre-K is the next level up from pre-school for kids who need that extra year before full-time Kindergarten. ALL of them (all six) have been in the same grade since church pre-school. They were the right age to attend Kindergarten last year, but they were put into Pre-K because they were not on track for Kindergarten.

The twins were NOT held back! They are exactly where they should be.

Brummygirl said...

Dustilies said:
And isn't "Hannie" her favorite? With a mom like this, who needs a monster under the bed?
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Ha ha, that was so funny!!

Retired pre-school teacher said...

Dear "friend," ALL of the tups basically repeated pre-K. The class they attended at the church was for four year olds planning to attend kindergarten the following fall. Some of the tups tested ready for K and some did not. Kate decided to keep them together as a group rather than let the ones who were ready continue on schedule. So yes, all of the tups are now a year behind their peers who were in the church school pre-school pre-K class. That four year old class goes by many names but it's still the same thing no matter what you call it. Jr Kindergarten, four year old pre-school, pre-kindergarten, etc.

Cami said...

Every state has different cut off dates for turning 5 for kindergarten. It can vary from august 15th-dec31st. The tups are 1year behind at least.they should have started kindergarten when they were 5. Lots of kids turn 6 during kindergarten, but starting when you are 6 and turning 7 during the year is a year behind. The Hayes tups from table for 12 started kindergarten when they were 4 so obviously all high order multiples are very different.

I only saw the clip of the kids not knowing the president, I refused to watch the show. I live a very conservative area. My child was 5 when Obama was elected and his speech he gave about staying in school was not allowed to be shown. My child still knew at 5 who Obama was and could name his kids. My child is now 7 and in the second grade and reads books like the Hobbit and my child goes to the 3rd lowest funded public school district in the US. I sure would be mad if I were Kate or Jon or TLC or whoever pays for that very expensive private school that doesn't teach the basics. Even if Kate is not a hands on mom or help the kids with there homework with low teacher/stident ratios and 25k a year I would think the kids should learn plenty at school. I wonder if they are missing a too much school?

Friend In Pennsylvania said...

I sure would be mad if I were Kate or Jon or TLC or whoever pays for that very expensive private school that doesn't teach the basics. Even if Kate is not a hands on mom or help the kids with there homework with low teacher/stident ratios and 25k a year I would think the kids should learn plenty at school. I wonder if they are missing a too much school?

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The DO teach the basics and beyond, and they DO teach a unit on the Presidents in Kindergarten, and they DO teach Am history in 4th grade -- and rather extensively. This is why I don't believe that the twins don't know the name of the current President. I don't know why the younger kids couldn't remember his name. Maybe they just couldn't think fast enough, or maybe they missed those lessons.

In a few years, the twins are going to have the best darn American history teacher this side of the Mississippi.

Deja vu from me to you said...

I haven't commented here for a long, long time; was a relief to have Kate fall off my radar. But, have been home sick, nothing much to do but lay on the sofa and channel surf. To my surprise and frustration, Hubby added TLC back on our line-up...and here, as I changed channels, was Kate (oh, right, yeah, I remember her; is she still on TV?). She was at some zoo with the kids so, yes, I watched for about 6 minutes, yawning. Kinda fun to see the kids grown up a bit more. Looked like Cara wasn't hesitating to voice her displeasure about something to her mother. Anyway, considering some things never change, I had to shake my head over Kate...same old Kate, trying to steal the camera/attention off the children for herself, making a scene about some great fright over the zoo animals; so fake. The only nice thing she said in the few minutes I watched before changing the channel again was something about being glad the kids could know what it was like to see an elephant's trunk up close and personal. But, truly, my visit on TLC was brief; there was just SO nothing new here and certainly not entertaining or attention-grabbing about anything Gosselin. VERY ho-hum for the viewer; BORING! Surely Kate on our televisions must be coming to an end. I lament ever watching the Jon/Kate show years ago but the kids were more of an audience draw as babies than now (no offense to them personally, now that they're getting "all grown up"). Funny, I thought to myself, how startled I was to see them on TV...I mean, really, once you indeed let the Gosselin family drop off your awareness, you simply don't miss them; they're forgotten. Would be just as well as far as the kids are concerned (to be forgotten) so they could grow up quietly and out of the spotlight, IMHO.

so sick of her said...

Well, it seems that according to Kate twits, that she took 3 of the girls, out of school and went on a mini-vacation, somewhere out west. There was no filming, no pics. I think Kate is BSing us and her fans. A normal person does not pull kids out of school, to go on a vacation, when Kate just got back from a meeting and then is getting ready for the Kentucky Derby. She also says she does not own a camera. Everyone owns a camera, especially if you have kids. (unless you are Amish or of another religion) And she also says that TLC did not muzzle her. The sheeple believe everything she says. But, remember Kate said: 99% of what is on the internet is a lie about her(this includes what she says, since what she says is part of the internet, and she has never said what she says is truth)

kinman said...

It seemed obvious that they are probably gonna be setting up a dating show for Kate soon. The episodes are all about Kate anyway. Even the insectarium (sp) scene was set up just so Kate could face her fears and hold a spider. The kids were an afterthought as usual. Cara seems totally over the whole thing anyway, and when they showed her sitting on the couch, arms folded, not talking, I wondered why they were putting her through this at all? The questions for Kate about online dating, as well as her comments about the statues (that was just creepy!), the hockey players, and the kind of man she wants..these all lead me to believe this will be the next step for TLC with Kate before they drop her altogether. TLC had a brief foray with their show called Must Love Kids a year or so ago where they set up single moms on dates, so I bet the format will be similar. I can totally see this coming, and I bet people will watch (at least for a week or so).

capslock said...

I highly doubt TLC will give Kate a dating show. The reason the ratings are plummeting is nobody LIKES this woman.

I think TLC has better shows they can promote instead of taking yet ANOTHER risk on a "brand" that nobody is interested in anymore.

Joyhawk said...

We took our kids to Washington, DC when they were young (6 and 8), and they weren't into it AT ALL. DH and I decided they just weren't the right age.

We had another chance to visit our nation's capitol recently - when they were 16 and 18... what a difference! This time they really understood and appreciated what they saw!

I agree with all who say the kids are just too young; take them to the same place again in 8 or 9 years and I bet you'd see a different reaction.

TV Exec's Wife said...

I just wanted to jump in here for a sec and remind everyone that May is a 'Sweeps' month. As most of you know, this month networks are airing those programs which they feel will bring in the highest ratings. Based on the ratings received this month, they'll be able to determine future ad rates ---- the higher the ratings, the more they can charge their advertisers. And RATINGS ARE EVERYTHING to networks.

(It's been said before but I think it bears repeating that if you aren't one of the few households who have agreed to and are participating with a ratings service, watching the show will not have ANY effect on the ratings for this show - or any others for that matter).

So I have to wonder how much TLC is behind Kate right now, given which shows they're promoting the hardest, because it's those shows they feel have the best chance of bringing viewers in.

Since I don't see Kate and her 8 being promoted, it strongly suggests to me that TLC knows the show has finally 'jumped the shark' - TV talk for a program which has hit it's high and is only going down.

Some have suggested TLC may not have enough footage shot of "Kateandmy8" to put on more shows, but it really depends on the contract both parties signed. Which is one reason why I suspect she keeps up with the constant Twittering; maybe she feels she has enough time to turn it around....?

Or maybe she's as stupid as we think she is and she's buried her head in the sand, simply not believing that she and her show could ever be cancelled - lordy, lordy and heaven forbid! Maybe she actually thinks those few people Twittering with her are but the tip of the iceberg of all those millions out there who love and adore her!

Pink Bunny said...

I heard she was going to be at the Kentucky Derby which is this weekend.

Barbara M. said...

Child advocate by trade, you raised the issue of fans-turned-stalkers, and I agree it is a very, very serious issue. There are many disturbed individuals out there, and it doesn't take much to turn a fan into a stalker - a perceived slight? a delusion that the fan is actually in a relationship with the celebrity.
It seems that every celebrity attracts a stalker at least once in his or her career - how often do we read that some actor or other famous person has to get a restraining order against an overzealous, unhinged fan?
By putting her kids on TV, Kate has put them in potential danger.

Always Trippin said...

A normal person does not pull kids out of school, to go on a vacation, when Kate just got back from a meeting and then is getting ready for the Kentucky Derby.

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Kate is not normal. She most certainly would pull those kids out of school for any reason. She's done it many times before. She loves to travel, and just because she was away on a production meeting trip and is going to Kentucky doesn't mean that she wouldn't squeeze a vacation in there. She admitted that her room is a dumping ground for suitcases - to be packed and unpacked.

"She also says she does not own a camera. Everyone owns a camera, especially if you have kids. (unless you are Amish or of another religion)"

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I have kids and I don't have a camera. The camera on my cell phone takes pictures of amazing quality. I need to get a digital, but haven't figured out what kind I want. What's really funny is that I recently saw an Amish farmer at the flea market taking a picture of his son next to a vintage car. He has a camera, but I don't!

Vanessa said...

Don't forget they filmed for the Philly show a loooong time ago. PROBABLY at that time there was talk of a dating show. Explains all the inuendo, creepy stuff with the statues, hockey players etc...
BUT NOW?...I DON'T think it's in the works...Please have the man with the large hook pull her off the stage by the neck?

End of the line? said...

Or maybe she's as stupid as we think she is and she's buried her head in the sand, simply not believing that she and her show could ever be cancelled - l
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Thank you TV Exec's Wife, for some behind the scenes info, especially the reminder that May is sweeps month.

maybe she's as stupid as we think she is and she's buried her head in the sand, simply not believing that she and her show could ever be cancelled

I do think that Kate has trouble seeing any other viewpoint but her own, so I think she hasn't given serious thought to "what will I do once this show is no longer on the air?" Because she thinks so highly of herself, and she's been rewarded by TLC for several years for thinking so, I really think it will be a cold shock to the system that day she gets a pink slip from TLC.

Even worse, I think she'll blame it on the children, and probably tell them so. She will probably tell them they were no longer cute enough, that the audience stopped liking them, and once again play the victim while the children feel at fault for the situation. I hope I'm wrong about this, but somehow, after seeing her antics over the years, I doubt it.

Some still think TLC may be creating a dating show for Kate. If they do, I think it will lose money and after the initial episode, viewers. The number one problem is that Kate does not like men. The only male she seems able to stand is Steve Nield, and even he has to bribe her to play nice for the cameras. Can you imagine some poor schlub on the show, being berated by Kate just like she berated the Sky Jump employee in New Zealand? The bachelors would be fleeing the scene in record time.

However, if TLC or any network offers Kate her own show, I wouldn't begrudge her the opportunity, as long as it was just Kate and the children finally are off tv.

TV Exec's Wife said...

I've been thinking about my post above and perhaps I'm wrong: maybe TLC IS promoting the show more than I've seen. I realized I haven't watched much TLC for the last few years because I just don't like their shows very much - IMHO - so maybe they're promo-ing the show more than I know.

So a question for the board here: ARE they pushing Kate more than other shows? Are you seeing a lot of ads for it?

over and out said...

someone upthread said " That four year old class goes by many names but it's still the same thing no matter what you call it. Jr Kindergarten, four year old pre-school, pre-kindergarten, etc." = Most of us know it as "nursery school", plain and simple.

Tamara said...

Khate definitely HAS a camera. She had it on the Philly trip, red digital, saw her holding it a number of times. Didn't Jon also give her a camera once after she complained so much about her other one? Plus she has a film crew, purse boy, hired paparazzo, iphone, Jamie... Numerous photo taking going on with her.

Pony said...

Maybe Kate is bringing some of the girls to Louisville. There is a parade that she is scheduled to attend on Thursday. (Not sure if she's supposed to be in it or just watch it.) The Gala she's attending on Friday night is definitely not a children's event, however.

Deja vu from me to you said said...

Serendipity and symmetry...life is sometimes strange! I haven't thought about a Gosselin in many moons, saw a tad of the show for the first time in forever, felt well enough to get to the dollar store this afternoon for party supplies and stopped at a tumbled-thru book stand near the plastic leis and paper-grass luau skirts. I can't resist a real, hardcover book (you know, the kind with paper pages...yep, you'll never see THIS girl with a Kindle). Anyway, kind of a disappointment because no authors or book titles I recognized but, well, a buck is a buck and I thought, oh c'mon, there's gotta be something here I can take home and, lo and behold, pushed to the rear was that Kate book she wrote that has the number sign (dollar sign?!!) in the title about "Multiple Blessings." Hmmm, must be deflating to write a book and have it wind up in the dollar bin. I left it exactly as I found it, upside down and turned back to front, last book to the rear. Looks like somebody before me might just have been trying to make a statement or, at the very least, give the kids a little privacy!

Deja vu from me to you said said...

As for Kate's next gig (last gig?) being a possible dating show...really? It seems like that genre is more focused on younger people, 20-somethings and Kate's getting a little old for that to be a fit. This has been brought up before and blogger concensus here seemed to be that a woman who comes with eight kids would cause a potential suitor to run away unless he's trying to get himself a desperate little bit of momentary "fame." So much has been written about Kate in the last few years, her reputation would precede her and it seems reasonable that her personality could be a real turn-off to a guy. Aren't there a lot of cuter, younger babes out there who look tan and toned in a bikini? I used to try hard to not comment too much about her appearance and try to keep things focused on the welfare of the children but, I have to say, Kate was more hip and attractive when the kids were tiny...short hair pre-rooster puff...fresher-faced, no harsh makeup, casual clothes that weren't "come hither." IMO, she's not getting better with age. Fairly, she's been through a lot since then, but it's difficult to feel sympathy toward people who bring on their own problems. Anyway, I don't see the appeal of her on a dating show. There are just so many other interesting men and ladies out there who would be entertaining to watch, if you're into those kinds of shows like the Bachelor/Bachelorette. I've been sucked in from time to time. But Kate The Bachelorette? Uh, don't think so!

Miranda said...

Response to my email about Kate's behavior at the National Constitution Center:

"The NCC indoor
exhibit you're referring to contains life size statues of all the Constitution signers. The exhibit is designed for visitors to walk freely among the statues, touch them, and experience the idea of being at the
Constitutional Convention of 1787. Since this is an interpretive exhibit, visitor behavior can vary widely.

My understanding is that most visitors to this exhibit behave respectfully toward the statues.

If you wish further information about the NCC or about the statues, please contact them
at exhibits@constitutioncenter.org.

Thanks again for taking the time to
write to us."

another chester cty mom said...

Miranda said...

Response to my email about Kate's behavior at the National Constitution Center:

"The NCC indoor
exhibit you're referring to contains life size statues of all the Constitution signers. The exhibit is designed for visitors to walk freely among the statues, touch them, and experience the idea of being at the
Constitutional Convention of 1787. Since this is an interpretive exhibit, visitor behavior can vary widely.

My understanding is that most visitors to this exhibit behave respectfully toward the statues.

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You know, I was at the Constitution Center 3 years ago with my daughter's 5th grade field trip to Philly. We were in that exact room when the fire alarm rang, and we never did get to go back. I was so disappointed because I found the room fascinating..the different sizes of people, the info about them. I was really interested in going through there and finding John Hancock and just reading about the men. Silly me.

Historically Speaking said...

I was really interested in going through there and finding John Hancock and just reading about the men. Silly me.

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Unless they have statues of the signers of the Declaration of Independence, old Johnny Hancock wouldn't be there -- he didn't sign the Constitution. I believe that signer's hall contains only the 39 signers of the Constitution. It sounds like a wonderful place, but not for six-year-olds. They would appreciate it in about ten years.

Welcome to the masses said...

Much is said as to how Kate will survive if she has to go back to the real world, work at a normal job, actually clip coupons for real, etc. Guess what...she'll survive. She may not like it, but she'll survive. So many people have had to change their circumstances in this Great Recession...families have doubled up, houses have been let go for small apartments and even trailers, bargain shopping replaces glam-mall shopping, etc. Many of us know how hard it is to live on one income in the family...but at least somebody is working instead of ALL of us being out of work. Pinching pennies after having a piggybank with more of them is no picnic...but there's always somebody else who is worse off. There's pride-swallowing involved but maybe there was too much arrogance to begin with, and the one thing to expect in life is change. Kate can't possibly have expected to ride this wave forever. Right now, I can cite three families in my town and from my youth of whose circumstances I'm aware, and all three have lived with modest income of one adult and each family, coincidentally, have 7-9 children. The majority of kids have excelled in school and they're solid, intact families who somehow managed to hold on to their non-ostentatious houses, drive serviceable vehicles and wear acceptable clothes. The kids mostly seem to get along and look out for each other, they help out their mom with household chores and, as they've aged, the kids have taken on odd jobs like mowing lawns, paper routes, raking leaves, babysitting, etc. Later, they get part-time jobs like grocery sacking or working the register at a fast food joint, maybe help out with the summer rec program at the City or do something else for pocket money, to help out buying their class yearbook/photos/ring but otherwise saving for college which, by the way, has happened for a few of them already due to their stellar records of good grades, sports, community service, etc. These are all unremarkable, not-famous families who don't sit around and whine; they're productive, polite and resilient. Conversely, it's what makes them quite remarkable. It's all about who you want to be, what you want for your kids, working hard, having faith and not looking for a bailout or an easy ride on the back of somebody else. Kate and Jon and their kids can survive just fine out there without cameras on them. I'm not saying it's oh-so-fun to give up the big money...but you can get over it, and on with it (and not fall apart).

Just My Few Canadian Cents said...

TV Exec's Wife said...
So a question for the board here: ARE they pushing Kate more than other shows? Are you seeing a lot of ads for it?

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I don't think they are and I rarely see any ads for Kate or the show anymore.
And I think the turning point was when news broke of two of the children being expelled from kindergarten.
I think perhaps the magazines and tv talk shows and perhaps TLC, lost their enthusiasm for featuring the Gosselins when the difficulties and issues of two very young, vulnerable children suddently became known to thousands and thousands. It's not nice to be expelled at such a young age, and I think the media felt uncomfortable violating the privacy of these children who were so obviously struggling. Suddenly being on a reality show didn't seem so harmless anymore considering very private information was now made very public. The expulsions ruined the "brand" more than any manufactured image of Jon womanizing and cheating could have.

Please let her go said...

capslock said...
I highly doubt TLC will give Kate a dating show. The reason the ratings are plummeting is nobody LIKES this woman.
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I do believe they could be working on something with Kate and dating. Only God knows what kind of man would agree to "work" with Kate, because I am sure no one would try and "date" her without getting paid.

I have not watched her in years, I can't even listen to the way she speaks, it drives me crazy, but unfortunately, if there is a new show featuring Kate trying to get a date, she will initially get some viewers.

Many people just like to watch her make a fool out of herself and she does it so well.

She is a nightmare, a trainwreck, a laughing stock and people want to watch her just to poke fun at her.

The main problem is that even if they come up with a show for and about Kate, without the kids. it will still effect the kids. She has now enabled TLC to show her horrible behavior on film, episode after episode. She obviously doesn't care that she comes across as a despicable human being and a total fool. Her behavior is disgusting, and that is my point. Her kids are at the age, (especially the twins) where they may just be impacted by their mother's actions. She acts like a spoiled brat on TV and her kids may get teased about it afterwards. I don't think it is unlikely, given the way Kate acts.

So, what I am saying is I just want her gone for good! Can't stand seeing her, can't stand listening to her. Please let her go and let the children try and have a normal life!

Tami said...

There are THREE levels: Pre school, Junior Kindergarten and Kindergarten. The tups were in pre school at the church, then Junior Kindergarten and then Kindergarten at the current school. They did not repeat any of those grades at their current school.

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They call it junior kindergarten there. Most people here have said it is known commonly as Pre-K. Pre-K as in pre-kindergarten for 4 year olds the year before they start kindergarten. It's pretty simple. I think *some get concerned simply because it's known by other names in some other places. In any case, the kids ARE behind because they didn't start kindergarten the year most kids start. It simply can't be argued that they are on the level of other 7 year ods. It just can't.

Tami said...

Just read a couple tweets. The sheeple have been going nuts because Mady said she wanted a salad. Is that really exciting? It takes so little to amuse these people. Guess that is why the shows hangs on and her fans hang on. They have really low expectations and a low threshold for entertainment. My kids love salad, even the picky ones. But since the kids have been catered to all along, it's to be expected someone would not be satisfied with something offered to them. Is it impossible to eat a little of the cheesesteak and not complain or cause a scene? Guess so. Sheeple love Kate because they think she is some perfect mother who feeds her kids such healthy food while they probably do a pretty bad job nutritionally with their own kids. Thing is, hers was all an illusion anyway, like everything else. Normally the Gosselin kids are quite satisfied with "junk".

Mary said...

Lair Kate

You should watch past episodes. They did a whole episode on the camera you hated ahd whined about. Then John gave you a camera for Valentines day. We saw you with a new camera in New York. Remember Maddy did not want to be in picture. We also saw the twins with camera's. Kate we See you using your phone take pictures.

I had company and I taped a later episode. I just do not understand You don't eat read meat. We now know why we never see the kids eat a roast. At the Philly steak place. You and your BF bought 4 sandwiches. 4 sandwiches for 10 people. You,BF and 8 kids. I am sure Steve bought a whole one for himself. Then Kate goes into the sandwich shop and eats another sandwich/sub. Those children get nothing to eat. I see a horibble future for some of them. (eating disorders.) These kids will not be happy when oldder for a quarter of a sandwich. who packed for the kids luggage for this trip? We know Kate did not as one sock was left behind at Jon's house. They will be hell to pay for that. Just how far is Philly from thier house at least 2 nights in a hotel. Hate why were these kids NOT in school?

Kate Fan comes up and sayss HI....... did sheeple see this?
I guess if she handed you a $100. you might have waved to her.

Kate you know if you asked Nicely that one fan would have left you alone.

If kate's people read this and we know they do Kate you are despicable

Mary

Gosellin-Free said...

I've been Gosselin-free since 2009, but I saw a report elsewhere about the slumping ratings and so I thought I would check back here to see how things are going. That's when I discovered Kate has twitter. I read 20 of them today, and just... wow. As a good friend said, real celebrities (not just personalities) choose not to have twitter because of the old saying, "Better to be thought a fool than to open your mouth and remove all doubt.) Any doubt that was left should have been certainly removed about Kate!

And, I was just appalled by one comment (more than all the others). Someone asked her about missing all eight when she went on a trip with the three younger girls, and she replied, "Well, I do it a few times a yr bc of small group&is great2 get away... we have so much fun reconnecting". I have no problem with the small group and the individual outings but "fun reconnecting"!? That's something you would say about friends or adult children you see every few years or months... not about children you LIVE with! Even with many, many kids, a TRUE parent "connects" privately with each one at least a few times a week (if not per day).

I mean, we all knew that's what she is like, but to publicly say such a thing?!! That's just horrible.

So, I'm going back to being Gosselin-free now, which hopefully will be true for the entire media world soon.

Buh Bye Kate said...

Tami said:
It simply can't be argued that they are on the level of other 7 year ods. It just can't.
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Correct. Most children enter kindergarten at age 5. Many turn 6 during the year; some do not. It is the exception to be 7 years old and still in kindergarten.

This is not to pick on the kids. If their mother and father had focused during their early childhood on their development, I imagine they would probably be at the level of other children their age. Things as simple as reading to them every night, sitting with them with beginner books and practicing ABC's, sounding out simple words, etc. Being vigilant as to their progress and seeking therapy where needed.

Kate and TLC were too busy getting them on film and making money.

Shoka's Understudy said...

Mary, I agree with you about the sandwiches!

They were having a contest to see which sandwich was the best.

They should of bought 10 sandwiches and HALFED them, not quarter them kate! Then everyone would of had one each to try.

If they were any leftovers, I would of bagged them up and gave them to the kids later.

If PurseBoy bought 4 sandwiches, here is what I think went down:

PurseBoy gets a whole one. The other 3 were quartered. So that is 12 pieces. Each child got 1 quarter then there were 4 quarters left. Who got those? Oh, no, I just remembered jamie! The kids probably got less. Not talking about PurseBoy. Then kate really liked the sample that she got. Then she kept beefing about the Cheeze Wiz so bad, they asked her to come in to try one and she really liked it. She had a whole one all by herself.

Hope they don't name a sandwich after her. The Gosselin. A Philly Cheese sandwich quartered to feed a group of 10 or more people.

She is despicable!

ChurchMouse said...

http://www.courier-journal.com/article/20110505/DERBYFUN01/305050054/Marching-order-2011-Pegasus-Parade?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|Home So this is what La Gosselin has been tweeting mysteriously about. She's going to be on some parade float for the Kentucky Derby? (She's number 44.)

Kia Ora said...

Lancaster PA I hope you put on nice weather this weekend? We are off to Lancaster PA for a three day weekend tomorrow. Will enjoy Dutch Wonderland etc. and staying at a Doubletree. Just to stick it up her nose, people can do what ever they want, without TLC dictating.

Shoka's Understudy said...

Have a great time Kia Ora on your trip. Isn't nice you can go and do what you want and not dictated by a tv cable show company?

I checked out the Pegasus Parade and the Float list. She is on Float 44.

#44 VIP-Kate Gosselin

Is PurseBoy going to be with her? Will he be behind a wall or statute or a cloth curtain?

Or will he just squat down behind her, ready to pounce someone in her personal space.

Her personal space is 1 mile.

I still can't believe Gina puts up with this mess.

Clarabell said...

Is PurseBoy going to be with her? Will he be behind a wall or statute or a cloth curtain?

++++++++++++

He's in the clown brigade, which is where she should be, too.

PA Midstate Mommy said...

ChurchMouse said...
http://www.courier-journal.com/article/20110505/DERBYFUN01/305050054/Marching-order-2011-Pegasus-Parade?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|Home So this is what La Gosselin has been tweeting mysteriously about. She's going to be on some parade float for the Kentucky Derby? (She's number 44.)

Funny thing in this article...they spelled her name wrong. Proves how insignificant she is.

LancNative said...

Tami said:
It simply can't be argued that they are on the level of other 7 year ods. It just can't.

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Who is arguing that they are? They are way behind other seven-year-olds, both in academics and in socialization skills. They act like 4-year-olds - they are very babyish, both in behavior and language.

another chester cty mom said...

Historically Speaking said...

I was really interested in going through there and finding John Hancock and just reading about the men. Silly me.
Unless they have statues of the signers of the Declaration of Independence, old Johnny Hancock wouldn't be there -- he didn't sign the Constitution. I believe that signer's hall contains only the 39 signers of the Constitution. It sounds like a wonderful place, but not for six-year-olds. They would appreciate it in about ten years.

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Duh! See, I would have realized that if that stupid fire alarm hadn't gone off! LOL! I was really interested in that room though.

Kia Ora said...

Thank you Shoka's for your well wishes. I'm looking forward from this cabin fever. This winter has seem to go on too long. At least I know we won't be running into someone we know! Take care.

librarylady said...

Her "guard" is indeed right there with her - walking right behind her at the luncheon. The photos on the newspaper website - I was looking at them because I know one of the Derby Princesses and, lo and behold, the gray-haired "guard" walking behind her as always, like a trailing puppy.

Interesting. She must have thought Miss America or the Real Housewife or the mayor were going to jump her and she needed protection...

Historically Speaking said...

Duh! See, I would have realized that if that stupid fire alarm hadn't gone off! LOL! I was really interested in that room though.

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It's a common mistake. At least you wouldn't have made a fool of yourself snuggling up to Thomas Mifflin, one of the signers from PA! I'd really like to see it, too, and just might venture over there next week.

librarylady said...

Sorry, forgot the link in case you want to look. The pretend "guard" is a little further along the slideshow.

http://www.courier-journal.com/apps/pbcs.dll/gallery?Avis=B2&Dato=20110505&Kategori=DERBYFUN03&Lopenr=305050104&Ref=PH&odyssey=mod|galleriespic|umbrella


Is she wearing a dress made out of space suit material??

Tami said...

I kept seeing comments regarding Kate's appearance in the parade but could not find a pic anywhere. I saw on a search that gosselinfamilyblogspot had info about the parade and clicked on it. It kept coming changing into a mental health website. What joker set that one up? lol. I really thought it was Baby Mama's site.

Kate = Syrup of Ipecac said...

Thanks, librarylady, for the link.

librarylady said...

Is she wearing a dress made out of space suit material??

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It looks very thick and insulating.
I wonder how many other persons there had security trailing them? It goes beyond pathetic that Kate can't even be in a (likely) secured room by herself. For shame.

ncgirl said...

Librarylady, thanks for the link. I knew the "boobyguard" would be there. I wonder if he will stick by Kate when the show is hopefully cancelled. I'm surprised you don't see Kate trying to steal Miss America's crown since Kate thinks she should be Miss America.

Brummygirl said...

librarylady said...
Sorry, forgot the link in case you want to look. The pretend "guard" is a little further along the slideshow.
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I did not see anyone else with a bodyguard on their tail.
We will never hear the end of this from the Sheeple!!!
Someone lined some pockets, either that or they needed to see what a non-starter looks like!
She is a V.I.P.???? Very Irritating Person!!!

tick tick kate said...

I dont think she spent mothers days with them last year ethier. I hope when they cancel the show they get more time with Jon. I think he should have for the whole summer after having so many days taken away. He should also write a book making other fathers from keeeping the same mistake.

Shoka's Understudy said...

Did the Ironing Lady quit? Her and PurseBoy's clothes are wrinkled!

She doesn't look too thrilled to be there supposedly hunting "Mr. Right".

See PurseBoy holding the brochure, looks like he is squeezing it a little too tight. His face looks pasty and white as a ghost.

You can see all the stress that goes on behind the scenes with the Gosselins is taking a toll on PurseBoy.

I wonder when the fit hits the shan and TLC is through, wonder if ole PurseBoy will crawl back to Gina and beg for forgiveness?

kate has ice running through her veins 24/7.

I still can't believe Gina puts up with this mess.

Galumphing Gosselin said...

Now that TLC has finally realized no one cares about K8G and her travails, just thought of the perfect song "Dancing With The Stars" should've used for one of K8G's joke of a dance performance: "Baby Elephant Walk" by Henry Mancini.

Viruses Are Them said...

I saw on a search that gosselinfamilyblogspot had info about the parade and clicked on it. It kept coming changing into a mental health website.

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When that happened to me not too long ago, it was because of a computer virus, and I believe I got it from that site.

Librarylady said...

It kept coming changing into a mental health website.

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lol!


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You were looking for a photo -
#44 on this slideshow

http://www.courier-journal.com/apps/pbcs.dll/gallery?Avis=B2&Dato=20110505&Kategori=DERBYFUN03&Lopenr=305050114&Ref=PH

I try not to, but sometimes I feel almost embarrassed for her - not SORRY for her, just embarrassed, as when you see someone acting foolish in public. She just seems to try so hard, but she simply doesn't have the personality or charisma to pull off the "celeb" act. She is just too off-putting to the majority.

She was also the only one in the parade to have two police officers stuck to the back of the car. Probably not for the reasons she thinks...

Tamara said...

Anyone else think that when the derby trip was set up it was supposed to be filmed for the show?

Librarylady said...

Oh, yes, and this reference from another family member in Louisville who is friends with this blogger...

http://jmw-aplacetodwell.blogspot.com/

Von Maur is a store comparable to Macy's. (Shopping yet again?) The Louisville one is pretty new.

Best part - the guy had no clue who she was!! ha ha

Weird part - she was in the men's apparel section??

N.E. Psychologist said...

I really thought it was Baby Mama's site.
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Tami, you have officially been rdirected. If you want ot read there you'll need to go through a proxy server (easy to find by googling that phrase.

barbee said...

Ya know, if she really needed a bodyguard, wouldn't he be a tad bit more effectiveish walking alongside at the rear of the car? And the city wouldn't have to provide to cops to walk there guarding, what? How many OTHER entrants had police escorts? Well, we all know, she IS into police escorts. Someone better recommend a NEW makeup and hair person, throw in a clothing stylist and who took over Miss Manners etiquette lessons? She needs help in all these categories. The only one she is proficient in is gum chomping and I can't even remember when that category ever came up anywhere for any reason. OMG, can't she PULEEZ be gone?

WonderButton said...

Clicked on the link above to see Kate at the derby lunch - the banner across the bottom of her pic came up with an ad for "Twitter Marketing for Dummies". HA!

kyderby said...

I was at the parade and told my husband we could leave early but not until I saw Kate. One thing I noticed was all the other parade celebrities (Miss America, the Mayor, the Govenor, our Derby "princesses") were not wearing sunglasses but Kate was, it was very Hollywood while the other "celebrities" were more about connecting with the crowd Kate definately had a I am too cool vibe. I could kick myself for not checking Kates float car for purseboy but he had to be riding in there with her as well she 2-3 security walking along side. On side note, Vicky from the RH of OC is in town and I'd love to see the two of them together.

Brummygirl said...

@ kyderby:
Did any of the celebrities (I refuse to call Kate one)have security?
If not, I bet she was the butt of some humour.
Did her float say: All donations gratefully received?

Rainbow68 said...

Radaronline is reporting that Jon is suing his brother Mark for selling information to Star Magazine.

Jeepers said...

She was also the only one in the parade to have two police officers stuck to the back of the car. Probably not for the reasons she thinks...
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As I scrolled through those photos, I saw people on the floats with huge smiles, waving to the crowd. I saw people walking along with big smiles, people waving to each other.

Then there's Kate - not waving to the crowd. She's smiling right at the camera. That's the only thing that matters to her. Overtanned, as usual.

Julia said...

Oh, I thought radaronline got the story from Star that non-bastion of journalistic integrity.

txmomof SIX said...

I am sure TLC and her publicist contacted whomever is in charge of this 'parade' months and months ago....this is back when TLC thought their 'star' was relevant and could maintain the ratings..fast forward to the present time, and now the public sees this pathetic shrew paraded around for her only 'talent'...popping out a herd of kids. WOW.
Kate may be at the Kentucky Derby festivities, but you can tell by looking at this pics of her, that she is out of her league, she knows it, and she keeps trying to fake that she belongs there.
Good grief, what a loser. The whole country (well, except for a few low-self esteem tweens and some unfulfilled housewives) is laughing at her.

And as for her wanting an older man? I used to think she and purseboy had a thing going on...but, I don't know a lot of OLDER men that want to raise someone else's children...much less eight, count'em, eight kids. YUK.

Marketing is a strange beast...you can market an uneducated, stupid, foolish, vain, selfish, vile woman into the 'mother of the year'. And this, for a mom who doesn't show affection to her kids, nor spend time with them. I have never heard of a mom who had to 'reconnect' with her young children. That's beyond pathetic.

Now to all you real moms out there---HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY!!! May your houses be messy, and lots of laughter ring throughout your houses this weekend....(while the G children spend it with nannies)

Reading Observer said...

Another Chester Mom....Actually there are school bus' lined up everyday to tour the Constitutional Center, it is more than about the signers.

There is actualy film that you can see, you pick a subject, anything that pertains to this country of ours and of a historical nature, not always the good things, like the assination of Jack Ruby, etc., but slowly you see the progress of the Civil Rights Act and you see the children who were involved.

If you were the type of mother who insured that your children, almost 7 yrs of age, knew where they lived, the history of the USA, even George Washington, honesty and the Cherry Tree, you would have read all about this to your children a week ahead of time.

This woman, who proclaims to be a mother, and I do know so many biological mothers who do not know how to be mothers and raise their children, that is my field of work, those mothers like Kate. You are more concerned with whether they get gum on a sock than whether they become accomplished in knowledge about a trip.

Even the story of Rocky is a story about someone with all types of challenges in his life who still fights to achieve a goal. That was the story, if she even knew about that book, a slim tiny book that was someone who was not raised to believe in himself and yet, he did with the love of several people, made it to his goal.

The woman is a mess, no doubt about that. She does not care about anyone but herself and I do believe that she was always that way, even when growing up. Otherwise why wouldn't you be a good mother and not make an ass out of yourself, treat persons mean and yet torture your children with comments, lack of affection and an inability to enjoy running around some bases at a baseball game because he got dirt on his new shoes. That is a young child.

Do you think those 8 children have ever been able to deflect the mental harm she has placed on them?

Will they ever be able to deflect the mental harm from everything associated with her?

Probably some will, but some will suffer, horribly as they cannot forget the past.

Remember all of you who have children in your world "little ears remember for years" and if you think back to being 3, 4 of older, you remember someone who said something unkind, in a harsh manner who to this day makes you feel strange inside that of all the good in your life, you remember that one person. Could have been a teacher, could have been a neighbor who said "you will never......."....and you do remember.

Happy Mother's Day to all of you who have touched a child's life, have spoken a kind word when you didn't have to ....to a stranger who happened to be a child.

As someone said in her book many years ago "even we adults have a child inside who still cries from something that happened to us while growing up" and it never gets resolved.

No, biological does not mean you are entitled to be celebrated on this Sunday, but goodness, kindness, sacrifice, love, a hug mean so much more. And especially spending time explaining something that is so unimportant to you as an adult. Time is motherhood. Solid time.

EnoughAlready:O said...

Looking through the pictures of the Derby luncheon and low and behold Steve in the background . I dont get it...a bodygaurd ? Really ? Were one of the celebrities posing a threat to her ???? What a joke !

These Dang Rumors said...

Rainbow68 said...

Radaronline is reporting that Jon is suing his brother Mark for selling information to Star Magazine.

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Headline: Jon Gosselin Threatens To Sue His Brother!

No, he is not suing his brother. According to the story, Jon's attorney has THREATENED to sue Jon's brother. Two different things entirely. There has been no lawsuit filed, according to ROL. Just the THREAT of one.

mrspxyz said...

When I click on gosselinfamilyblogspot after a few minutes it turns into Toolshell Flash Clocks site. Very strange. I left some very negative feedback there recently and since then I am unable to get on to it.

Maggie said...

Here are some photos of Kate: you can click on them to make larger.

http://www.gettyimages.com/Search/Search.aspx?contractUrl=2&language=en-US&family=editorial&assetType=image&p=kate+gosselin

That Yankee Doodle Boy said...

Reading Observer said...

Another Chester Mom....Actually there are school bus' lined up everyday to tour the Constitutional Center, it is more than about the signers.

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Philadelphia Worker also was commenting about the school buses being there, and explained basically the same thing about the nice presentation at the Constitution Center. Seems we have a few here who are very well acquainted with this exhibit. It's what -- about an hour and a half from Reading to the Center? It sounds like this poster gets there quite a bit to know that the buses line up there every day. So it's not only about our country's early history, but continues through the Civil Rights issues of the 60s?

I may just have to set aside some time and explore our country's history where it all happened. It's too bad that the Gosselin kids were just a bit too young to appreciate it all.

so sick of her said...

Saw Kates' hat and dress. The dress is inappropriate, the hat does not match. If the Kentucky Derby is like Ascot, your hat would have been made weeks ago, not just bought, at the store like Kates' was, which in those circles is considered tacky. the hat does not match the dress. Kate has no sense of style. That is what one article said. Kate was so busy, tweeting, that she could not drag herself away to properly get ready for the Derby. NO CLASS! The other pics of her, at the luncheon, the top looked like she was going on safari, and the other pics she looks terrible, and the car pics, she looks like something out of Hollywood. (no comment on that). Sorry, if I went to the Derby, I would have researched, dress manners etc. Oh, forgot Kate knows everything, she's a star! She never researches anything. I also saw the people behind here watching the parade as, she drove by and they were, not impressed or waved back. And her body guard had to come & hold her hand. Poor little Katie. She is foolish and laughable.

Rainbow68 said...

Thank you, These Dang Rumors. I stand corrected.

fidosmommy said...

RE: How Kate got invited to the Parade and Luncheon.

The hosts are the members of the Derby Festival. When planing, they accept ideas from many sources, which probably includes their tween-aged children.
That's likely how Kate Gosselin got to the Parade and luncheon. Somebody's 14 year old said "Mommy, can we.....?"

The parade organizers want to have a wide variety of interests represented. So, some people are interested in the mother of twins and sextuplets. Others are interested in sports figures. They have as diverse a guest list as they can muster every year.

I doubt the only involvement TLC had was to allow Kate to participate and to use the show's name on the car. She still is their property, but she was the Derby Festival's guest.

Brummygirl said...

THIS was her outfit? As well as needing a fashion coordinator, she needs a few lessons in posing. She looks so awkward perched on those heels with chest sticking out.
She may be on the worst dress list!!
Here is an article I found when looking for the photos:
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Wouldn’t it be something to see single Kate Gosselin flirting with Vampire Diaries hunk Ian Somerhalder? It actually might happen this weekend because they’re both in Louisville, Ken., for the 2011 Kentucky Derby! We know the mom-of-eight wants an “older man,” but who could resist Ian?
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This has to be a joke, have you seen his girlfriend?

Librarylady said...

She did not even buy her own hat - she took a freebie from the "celeb" gift suite!

Word directly from my Derby Princess relative, although I think it was online, too.

Librarylady said...

Tonight's look...

http://wave3nation.wave3.com/MediaItemView.aspx?id=1278032

Can't put my finger on it exactly, but she just...doesn't...belong.

She always looks out of her league, or not put together. Or something.

Aunt Chris said...

Ugh, again that dress is too short, too tight, and the hem looks like I sewed it up myself by hand. Actually, I probably would have done it better. And someone should tell her that ladies don't wear their hats back on their heads like Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm. Although the hair is alot like the hay on the farm. I hope she doesn't get too close to any of the horses or they might take a bite out of it, thus making them sick.

Viruses Are Them said...

When I click on gosselinfamilyblogspot after a few minutes it turns into Toolshell Flash Clocks site. Very strange. I left some very negative feedback there recently and since then I am unable to get on to it.

^^^^^^

Please be careful. This is exactly how my computer picked up a virus from that site. I wouldn't go to it at all.

Tami said...

Can't put my finger on it exactly, but she just...doesn't...belong.

She always looks out of her league, or not put together. Or something.
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Ill fitting dress, disgusted look, looks like a shrew?

She's just a little off said...

I think I saw another picture of Kate wearing her Kentucky Derby float dress on the link provided by Maggie (in this thread). It's on page 6 of the Getty photos, from when she co-hosted the view in March 2010.

So I guess she is being a little frugal anyway - wearing a dress from last year to the Derby this year, and then snagging a freebie hat at the gift-n-grab party.

ChurchMouse said...

I normally don't criticize Ms. Gosselin's appearance, but either she has terrible taste or the person who dresses her secretly hates her.

The hat might have gone nicely with a linen suit.

The dress should have gone nicely in a bonfire.

I understand that Ms. Gosselin works out quite a bit, and probably feels she can get away with being daring, but at a certain age, one can't dress like one did in their twenties, attending day events in night club outfits. It just ends up screaming of desperation.

Pity. Yet another chance to look classy, and she blows it with that satin magenta cocoon nightmare.

computer virus victim said...

Viruses Are Them said...
When I click on gosselinfamilyblogspot after a few minutes it turns into Toolshell Flash Clocks site. Very strange. I left some very negative feedback there recently and since then I am unable to get on to it.

^^^^^^

Please be careful. This is exactly how my computer picked up a virus from that site. I wouldn't go to it at all.
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I can attest to that, as we had it happen to us (on another site) and had to take our computer to a professional to "cleanse" it; I'm still worrying if any identity was compromised. After the virus was purged, we had extra-extra protection installed from what we'd had and we are VERY careful about where we surf. The web is still The Wild West, wide-open territory; proceed with caution.

NT said...

I also had a problem trying to see the pics at that gosselin blogspot site. My anti-malware protection quarantine a trojan virus. So be aware.