Monday, April 18, New Zealand

Kate and the kids have one more country to tackle before heading home - New Zealand! The family wastes no time learning about the native animals and tribes, but when Mady and Cara decide to do a Sky Jump, will Kate join them while conquering her own fear?

60 minutes

(Putting this up now so I won't forget.  Kate has fallen off my radar.)

141 comments:

Ohio Buckeye said...

Here's the fear I wish K8G would conquer: living a normal, ordinary life, having to work a REAL job, within a middle class budget including a moderately-priced and sized house, a life sans any special attention/stah! treatment.

I'm not holding my breath.

Connie R. said...

Her fear of not having constant attention is her biggest and most crippling fear of all.

HI 50 said...

Easy to RUN AWAY from everyday life. Greedy Momster Dearest WANTS to travel for education (?) whatever that means in her warped world. When everything disappears, she will need to check in to rehab. Is there a special rehab program for narcissists who behave like heroin addicts - chasing the dragon. Small difference, her 'dragon' is her elusive BIG dream of being a SUPA STAR! Hahahaha, so much fun & entertainment from her antics. And guess what? She's clueless because she has NO SELF AWARENESS!

mama mia said...

I would like to see Kate put down the iphone and pick up a book and read to her children, educate herself along the way, and perhaps, gasp, pay attention, be tuned in to her children, not treat them like pesky flies that get between her and the tweeting. All of her "friends" as we can see on twitter on people TLC pays,like her stylist buddy Jason, who begs her to come to NYC for a playdate, ugh Jase, she has kids who need playdates with their mom.

Barb said...

A Sky Jump? Is that the same one they showed on this week's edition of The Biggest Loser (filmed in New Zealand) - where people jump off one of the tallest buildings in the world, attached only by a harness? Kate let her 10 year olds do that? I am speechless.

Ohio Buckeye said...

"Kate has fallen off my radar."

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I'm having a hard time trying to figure out who the h is interested in following K8G on Twitter?

Twitter Litter.

The Single Saver said...

Who lets a 10 year old sky jump????? And she tries to market herself as a good mother?

Tetotomom said...

I just saw that commercial with one of the kids jumping and the last scene was of her hyperventilating ...as always making it all about her not the kid jumping from the building.

Ohio Buckeye said...

Wait. K8G refused to climb the steps of an NC lighthouse due to her alleged fear of heights but allowed (encouraged?/made?) her 10 year old daughter to bungee off a building?

Just when I think the entire Gosselin debacle can't possibly get any more of its own unique combination of disturbing and ridiculous, I'm proven wrong.

fidosmommy said...

Sky jumping is quite different from bungee jumping. With SJ, you are in a harness, hitched to a cable, and you just kind of float down, head up. With BJ, you are in a whole different setup, and you are head down with a rather violent jerk when you reach the end of the tether.

Of the two, Sky Jumping is by far the safest. Now, that's not to say that standing on the platform
isn't heart-stopping for both!

I'm glad Cara is not modeling her mother's fears.

What I hope is not happening is Kate pushing Cara and Mady to try dangerous things so they will never know fear. Fear is sometimes a very healthy thing to have. It keeps us safe.

mama mia said...

Kate spent 2 weeks down under and they choose to waste film showing her freaking out. Nobody cares. The trip is only a draw card if they showcase the country and its people. Bindi is just more of the same child exploitation they can see going on here.

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

Remember that our Katie separates herself, all the time, when interviewed as Kate plus 8 and then there is her career. Because we know she is an author, an interviewer, a star in her own right. The kids are separate from her career. She even said that on The Talk last Winter.

So, I guess the kids are just lucky she drags them along for trips, huh?

Maybe she does that to get even with Jon. He worries when she takes those kids to far away countries because she doesn't worry about the fragility of life. Throw Cara off a bldg and then she can't jump, the bitch. I saw that thing on the biggest Loser where they threw the woman exerciser off that bldg. So sad that a child at 10 volunteers to do that, why? She feels it is better than being with mommy? Guess so.

It is almost over. Someone said Katie is comfortable begging. I believe that.

Didn't she or wasn't she quoted when the babies where born "the public is responsible for helping to support them, since the society makes the drugs available (hormone) to have them? Of course she denied it on E True Story, but it sounds like our Katie, doesn't it?

Still hate the bitch said...

TLC is finished with her. I understand that business. If TLC had turned her into a "history learning lesson and shown her explaining the history of each place they go to, etc then that show could possibly be a hit"

But she can't learn a manuscript and narrate, unless off camera reading. Just because she did a 2 yr program in nursing does not mean she is smart.

She is about Kate being a stah, that is it.

TLC used her up and spit her out;unfortunately, the kids bear the wrath too.

Yeah, she has many problems. Anyone, as I understand from watching a show with psychiatrists and plastic surgeons, anyone who has a constant need to change themselves (tummy tuck/facial work/hair destruction/the breast thing/tanning fetish, etc) has a psychological problem.

She hates herself more than the public who blog about her. She cannot see herself as having been an attractive women with good skin and thick hair (once was that way) she saw herself as a fat blob with ugly brown hair, discolored teeth and inability to choose clothing) as we saw. Now, she thinks she is pretty, attractive because those are the words used to describe her laying on a chair in Australia with a white bikini.

We all know she has celulite, we all do. No one is perfect, but she strives for her form of perfect, whatever that is.

Her kids suffer. Her "dragon" that she pursues is perfection in herself because someone very important in her life once told her "she couldn't, she didn't, etc" and now we see a very mixed up woman, not too bright actually except she thinks having money made her bright.

That money will not last her as she continues to pursue her looks. Her kids are last on her Bucket List.

She no more will parachute from a plane than I will be able to push her out of the plane door.

Sunrise, Sunset said...

"She hates herself more than the public who blog about her."

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On the contrary. She is a narcissist. Narcissists see themselves as perfect. They love themselves. Just because they see the need to keep up that appearance and constantly improve their appearance does not mean that they hate themselves. It doesn't work that way. They just need to find a way to maintain that perfection.

In an article on the manifestation of narcissism in physical appearance, the author writes...

"Narcissists are more likely to wear expensive, flashy clothing, have an organized, neat appearance requiring a lot of preparation, and (in females) wear makeup and show cleavage. Furthermore, observers’ judgments correlate with the presence of these cues, suggesting that they are drawing on the correct information when making their judgments. Finally, observers’ judgments are associated with three of the four facets of narcissism and capture the unique constellation of personality traits typical of narcissists (i.e., high extraversion and low agreeableness). These findings suggest that physical appearance reflects narcissists’ personality, preoccupation with good looks, and desire to be the center of attention, and serves as a vehicle with which to promote their status."

In addition, Kate has recently tweeted that the children are an extension/part of herself. This, too, is classic narcissism. One cannot get more textbook narcissistic than that.

This is an excellent link to the narcissist's personality and relationship with the family. The author writes, "children are seen as their possession and as an extension of themselves."

http://www.therapist4me.com/What%20is%20NPD.htm

The Sky's The Limit said...

Be Glad To said,

"So sad that a child at 10 volunteers to do that, why? She feels it is better than being with mommy? Guess so."



If I am interpreting this comment correctly, the poster is saying that Cara jumped off a building just to get away from her mother. I know this is only opinion, but gosh, should this even be the subject of discussion?

"Maybe she does that to get even with Jon. He worries when she takes those kids to far away countries because she doesn't worry about the fragility of life."



Does anyone know if Jon ever expressed concern for the children's physical safety when they travel? I don't recall reading that anything was ever said about this, but it's possible that he might worry, especially after the sky jumping episode. Has he tweeted or made any statement concerning that jump?

I won't watch anyway said...

I don't blame Kate for freaking out at the top of the Sky Jump. I'd be terrified too. The difference? I wouldn't sign up for it in the first place. Does she have no control over what happens on her stupid show? Can't she just say no, I don't wanna jump, don't wanna camp in Alaska, etc? Is she that much under TLC's thumb? Or did she agree to try it knowing she'd flip out on camera? TLC is reduced to manufacturing scary situations to try to make it interesting, I guess. They made a big deal out of her swimming with sharks, and that was a load of bull. Kate Plus 8 is soooo over. Someone please tell Kate

ChurchMouse said...

Ms. Gosselin goes to New Zealand.

Yawn.

hayden said...

Be Glad to Have Peace & Quiet on our Roads Again said: ..."Didn't she or wasn't she quoted when the babies where born "the public is responsible for helping to support them, since the society makes the drugs available (hormone) to have them? Of course she denied it on E True Story, but it sounds like our Katie, doesn't it?
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http://articles.nydailynews.com/2009-05-20/gossip/17922924_1_kate-gosselin-multiple-births-nurses

Yes, Katie did say this. It was such a shocking and out there thing to say, the AP picked up the article. This is one of the statements the sheeple bleat the loudest about, claiming she never said this. I think even they can't believe anyone would be so dumb as to make such a selfish and absurd remark to a reporter. But she did.

Tami said...

I don't blame Kate for freaking out at the top of the Sky Jump. I'd be terrified too. The difference? I wouldn't sign up for it in the first place. Does she have no control over what happens on her stupid show? Can't she just say no, I don't wanna jump, don't wanna camp in Alaska, etc? Is she that much under TLC's thumb? Or did she agree to try it knowing she'd flip out on camera? TLC is reduced to manufacturing scary situations to try to make it interesting, I guess. They made a big deal out of her swimming with sharks, and that was a load of bull. Kate Plus 8 is soooo over. Someone please tell Kate

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I think that since Twist of Kate is in the toilet, this is their way of bringing that to this show. So many complained she needed a show without the kids being exploited. But they CAN'T DO IT. No one wants to see her and they know it. But the show was going to be about her going out of her comfort level and trying new things, right? I know it was supposed to be meeting new people and living their life also, but still..The show has changed to Kate pretending to be super woman, up for any challenge. She will try to get over her fears and embarass herself as she squeals and shrieks and acts like an idiot. I don't think anyone cares about this either though! It shows more of her, less of the kids, and the kids were the draw in the first place! How many seasons will it take for TLC to realize this?

SaNdY said...

I won't watch anyway said...
I don't blame Kate for freaking out at the top of the Sky Jump. I'd be terrified too. The difference? I wouldn't sign up for it in the first place. Does she have no control over what happens on her stupid show? Can't she just say no, I don't wanna jump, don't wanna camp in Alaska, etc?
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$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$
I agree, you couldn't pay me (or my kids, I would not allow them to) enough to jump...but if she only did what she wanted to do on the show, it would be reduced to her: going to Target, Fed Ex, tanning, getting her nails and boobs done, (oops, I meant getting a 'good bra'!), etc, etc....

Go Away said...

My chant for today will be "less than a million". That is my wish for her show tonight. I am not convinced that she is on her way out as long as she continues to have more than a million viewers. I know that isn't much, but am told it's enough to keep her on. So. Less than a million. Less than a million.

Nettie in New Orleans said...

Jon did try to get an Injunction to prevent her from taking those kids out of the country and violating the custody agreement.Lost

Kate knew that Alexis/Collin had problems. Judge knew of their "medical" difficulties? Did she tell Jon? They don't talk.

Kate would do a number on the kids mentally:

"We have to work, we have to or we will lose the house, Mommy won't be able to take care of all of you, Daddy left us like all the volunteers/relatives/friends/original 2 dogs. Nothing is secure for those kids" (speculation)

In New Zealand 1 Pap Person?

On Joy Behar's show, she told Joy "that the Pap People followed, pushing,shoving and cursing which was upsetting in front of her children, said that the Pap People *inferring that a lot of Pap people, fighting among themselves for position for photos and cursing" Never saw all of those photos, did we?

Again, this woman lies and lies. Here you have this One (1) camera person standing around, not close to her or the children, but at the end of the area.

ROL and see the film footage, it is apparent that when she speaks TLC jumps, because the kids are the draw on that show.

The production people jumped on that camera person and he cursed in anger, not because he was fighting for a shot. Miserable and crazy.

Command, demand and she scares those kids when it is not necessary. Talk about an insecure home life.(speculation)

Someone said we all speculate. It is out there, on film, all the craziness she does, how she acts.

No one does that. Not even Angelina and Brad, they stand, pose with 6 kids, autograph, pose with fans. Then they just walk away. They have a house compound sort of thing here in New Orleans and come in and out all the time, walk the street next to all of us. No one gets upset, none of the kids are afraid of the paps or the regular people. Ever see them in magazines?Laid back, but they have security too, not a lot like Kate does. They do have a guy or two.

Those kids may travel round the world as a way of life with their parents, but they are very normal when they see us or a pap person.

Sad that Kate invokes that fear in her children.

Now Twitter crazy? She does need constant attention.

My O is the kids are very sad little folks, so sad, all the time. Never see her just sitting and reading with them.

Where was she during that Australis trip? She asked that babysitter, college kid, "did they sleep all night"....were the heck was she? She is a piece of work.

Get her off of TV.

ChurchMouse said...

Unbelievable.

http://www.radaronline.com/exclusives/2011/04/video-kate-gosselins-kate-plus-8-new-zealand-nightmare


I think this was a set-up for more ratings.

The Bunny Trail said...

Again, this woman lies and lies. Here you have this One (1) camera person standing around, not close to her or the children, but at the end of the area.

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He was close to the kids. He walked right by them and was within hearing distance when the altercation occurred. That's why the kids were herded into the building.

Jane in California said...

I don't think Kate hates herself, or even has momentary dislike. The singular thing about Kate is that she never seems to have a moment of doubt or self-examination. She ALWAYS thinks she is right. It's really quite remarkable.

I definitely believe she fits the classic narcissist profile. To Kate, the world revolves around her. She can only perceive other people and events as they relate to her. The sextuplets as babies were put on a nap schedule that suited Kate -- whether it suited those babies was not even part of the equation.

What the children want or need is never a factor in the decisions Kate makes -- it is solely what suits her desires and goals at that moment. Thus, the children are having fun camping with the Palins, but Kate is miserable because she's being ignored and facing a narcissist who has some social skills and thus outshines Kate. Her mind is overwhelmed - this simply does not compute! Fizzle fizzle! Cue the tears, the self-pity, and then the urgency to leave the situation.

She never once stops to think, "my children are having a good time. I can surely put up with a little rain and make the best of this situation for one night." No - it's time to go and the children will come along or they will be disowned and "become Palins, not Gosselins."

I don't think there is even one minute on film of Kate second-guessing any of her decisions, offering a sincere apology to another person, or even considering that she might not be 100% right.

Julianna said...

Where was she during that Australis trip? She asked that babysitter, college kid, "did they sleep all night"....were the heck was she? She is a piece of work.

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Probably in her own room. I don't imagine that she sleeps with the kids on trips. That's why she employs helpers to go with her and take care of the kids.

I totally agree that she doesn't hate herself. Narcissists love themselves, which is why everything is me, me, me...even in her tweets.

MoGal said...

Jane in California said...
I don't think Kate hates herself, or even has momentary dislike. The singular thing about Kate is that she never seems to have a moment of doubt or self-examination. She ALWAYS thinks she is right. It's really quite remarkable.

I definitely believe she fits the classic narcissist profile. To Kate, the world revolves around her. She can only perceive other people and events as they relate to her. The sextuplets as babies were put on a nap schedule that suited Kate --
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Great post Jane!! You also described why Kate could never make it as an interviewer for ET or any other show. Anytime she is interviewing someone she always brings it back to herself. She just can't help herself.

blackisthenewblack said...

Ummmm....I think you need more than one guy with a camera (seemingly utterly bored at that) to qualify as "can we stop" because the p-people are making this visit impossible. Can you say delusional??!

Ampersmom said...

blackisthenewblack said...

Ummmm....I think you need more than one guy with a camera (seemingly utterly bored at that) to qualify as "can we stop" because the p-people are making this visit impossible. Can you say delusional??!

I totally agree with you on the delusional. Wonder if this was all put upon by TLC to make it appear that Kate is "chased" by the p-people. Kate just has to have that "drama". If there were p-people "chasing" them during this trip, shouldn't there have been many pictures produced at that time?

bcsurvivor2001 said...

True. Also - when looking at the video clip (as I did NOT watch the actual show).....how "convenient" that they just happened to stop with the cursing and shoving and all - in front of an opening with an open door - that she could very conveniently shuffle all the little ones inside.

I say a big ole hmmmmmm

IdoubtKate said...

Looks like Stevey-boy is trying to drum up ratings via twitter!

iwanadatekate: "Guests attending party at @Kateplusmy8 twitter page are asked to please bring their TV tuned in to @TLC at 10pm Eastern to follow along. RT"

Brummygirl said...

IdoubtKate said...
Looks like Stevey-boy is trying to drum up ratings via twitter!

iwanadatekate: "Guests attending party at @Kateplusmy8 twitter page are asked to please bring their TV tuned in to @TLC at 10pm Eastern to follow along. RT"
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Any true star would not have people touting business like hawkers selling "knock off" and inferior goods!!
I smell sheep!!!

fidosmommy said...

The Bunny Trail said...
Again, this woman lies and lies. Here you have this One (1) camera person standing around, not close to her or the children, but at the end of the area.

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He was close to the kids. He walked right by them and was within hearing distance when the altercation occurred. That's why the kids were herded into the building.

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I saw it differently.

He didn't look to be standing close to the kids until Kate got all twitchy about him standing there. It looked to me that they walked toward him, not away from him. Then, instead of going into the building to get away and to protect their "privacy", the Gosselins and crew just stood there until the cursing started.
It was like they had no clue what to do with a photographer around.
It also seems that if the cursing hadn't started that they would have let the kids stand there and witness all this.

It looks to me like a lot of bad judgment on the Gosselin/TLC side.

Kate = Syrup of Ipecac said...

Kate's Twitter Litter - (yes, I borrowed that from someone... it's great!)

"Going to get my pjs on and settle in for the show... Kate+8 on TLC. 10pm EST don't miss it! Tell 20 of your best friends !!!!!!!"

It reads like a Pied Piper leading her sheeple to their values and integrity's demise.

Who agrees with me that the above line was scripted for Kate to write?

Glenda said...

Watched the first five min. and I had to LMAO at Kate ONE paprazzi person and she got mad. ONE!!!!!!!! Instead of acting normal and going on she made a big deal abou it and her 'production person' said something to them. ONE PAP!!!! Ridiculous. She also didn't even know the tour guys name she just kept saying 'the Kiwi tour guide' Oh Kate you are impossible.

Momof2 said...

4/18/2011 6:45 PM

Kate = Syrup of Ipecac said...
Kate's Twitter Litter - (yes, I borrowed that from someone... it's great!)

"Going to get my pjs on and settle in for the show... Kate+8 on TLC. 10pm EST don't miss it! Tell 20 of your best friends !!!!!!!"

It reads like a Pied Piper leading her sheeple to their values and integrity's demise.

Who agrees with me that the above line was scripted for Kate to write?
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I remember watching an interview with the great late Katharine Hepburn and when asked if she ever watches any of her own movies she said no she didn't like to see herself on TV because she was too critical of herself.

...and here we have Kart who thinks so highly of herself she has to sit down and watch herself "perform" two nights a week. Very Norma Desmond-ish.

MO4 said...

She sounded like an idiot when she landed on the ground!!She scared her kids.

Scruffy's Mom said...

She is so pathetic. She has the ugliest cry. It's all about her, all about her. Go away Kate.

Rainbow68 said...

Kate was somewhat nice for the first 15 minutes. She visited the Kiwi place and it was alright. Then, though, she went to the tower to do a bungee-type activity. Brad, the unflappable New Zealander, was eventually able to get her to jump, but not before she was a total Ugly American Diva. She didn't care how long she took, and melted down. VERY uncomfortable watching her. She was very rude, but assured us that she has Brad's contact info and will be apologizing soon - insert eyeroll here. Then they rode horses. Then they saw a geyser. Still love the 8, but the shows either are boring or Kate's being unusally chipper, or Kate's being Kate. Nothing much has changed. There will be a new episode on the 2nd of May. The Gosselins will be invading Philly.

Canadian Mom said...

Ohio Buckeye said...
Here's the fear I wish K8G would conquer: living a normal, ordinary life, having to work a REAL job, within a middle class budget including a moderately-priced and sized house, a life sans any special attention/stah! treatment.

I'm not holding my breath.

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Amen Buckeye.

Kate = Syrup of Ipecac said...

Rainbow68 wrote that the Gosselins visited a geyser.

I guess that's what Kate tweeted about. She wrote that it was stinky, the town was stinky, the food was stinky, it stunk while they slept, etc.

When I refreshed the page, that twitter blurb was gone! Apparently someone is following Kate's tweets and likely has the ability to delete inappropriate ones (or my twitter connection is wacky).

Also, I mentioned in a previous post (last week) here that Kate was following that IwanaDateKate. Now she no longer is.

I think it was too obvious that IwanaDateKate was a plant. Kate doesn't follow any of her co-viewer twitter fans, why him?

Becca said...

Best moment of the show? When Kate is having her tantrum at the Skyjump place she tells the guy "I'm a paying customer."

"No," he says, "If you were a paying customer you would have been inside by now."

I love that he made it so clear that he was only putting up with her nonsense because of TLC.

MrsP said...

When Kate was on the sky walk and Brad was telling her she only had a few minutes and she was arguing with him about walking five feet back and forth. She made some comment under her breath about "filming"...does anyone know what she said? Right after that Steve said that she was wasting time. I would like to know what she said about filming.

last2cu said...

I was rooting for him to push her off of the building! And then was so disapointed that she was still attached to the rope when she landed...her fake cry..Who in the world would send their own child off of a building?

Elleigh Straight said...

Did she REALLY just have an epic flounce to a guy who has her life IN HIS HANDS?!?!?!?!?!!?

Jaw, meet floor!

Kate = Syrup of Ipecac said...

I felt the need to figure out the twitter post removal, so I've been checking out twitter. Bear with me, I think I may have found something... small.

I bounced back and forth, linking to the person Kate was responding to (lover), and from 'lover' to remark from 'hater'. In short, 'haters' remarked on how abruptly Kate got of twitter... not even a polite closing/good-bye. Here's my theory why -

Kate posted to TLC,
"Kateplusmy8: @TLC So true.. Hurry up next Monday... Loving our tweet parties.
TLC, you supplying the popcorn next week? Puleease? :)" at 8:02PM PT.

Kate twittered 14 more times.
At 8:11PM PT, TLC tweeted back,
"TLC: @kateplusmy8 Actually - no new #KatePlus8 next Monday. Sigh. We will wait for the Philly episode on May 2nd! And, yes, popcorn is a must :) "

Kate's tweeting abruptly ended then. Likely she couldn't handle TLC correcting her (in front of twitterfanatics) about when the NEXT episode airs. I'd wager Kate blew a fuse after that humiliation.

watchdog said...

I don't blame Kate for freaking out at the top of the Sky Jump. I'd be terrified too. The difference? I wouldn't sign up for it in the first place.

Me either. K8 commented that people have had heart attacks and died up there. I can believe that. It made me queasy just watching it. K8 got farther than I would have (as I wouldn't have walked out the door), and for once I don't think her quivering blob of Jello act was an act. Who in her right mind (which we know K8 isn't) would step off a perfectly good building?

fidosmommy said...

Kate tweeted quite a bit after the schedule mix-up. More ridiculous stuff. If she were getting all these tweets as phone calls, would she still be giddy about them and
keep answering her phone? I doubt it. And how does she do all this
with those nails, anyway?

Canadian Mom said...

I just e-mailed the New Zealand Sky Jump place re: poor Brad. Let's see if I get any response.

Glad I'm from Canada and didn't feel the need to apologize on behalf of USA citizens re: NOT ALL AMERICANS are as OBNOXIOUS and ENTITLED as she was.

Brad, I *heart* you!! But couldn't you have 'accidentally' forgotten to attach one of the ropes? KIDDING (slightly)

IF (that's a HUGE if) she had his e-mail address and hadn't apologize YET...well, that's unforgivable. And also leans toward the direction of NEVER apologizing.

Poor, sweet Cara. No wonder she jumped so quickly. Her 'mother' is a piece of work. She needs her 'mother' rights revoked for life.

Delta said...

Kate is certifiably insane. I would never, ever, ever have allowed my 10 year old children to jump off a high building like that (never, NEVER!), and then with her blubbering and crying at the top, I was sure she would back out.

But then, when she did it, and collapsed into a blubbering heap on the ground, it was obvious how deranged she is. I think her reaction was completely UNstaged (she really was that freaked out), but why freak out her kids completely too? It was so abnormal in every way.

I did catch how most of the tups, and Madie, comforted their mother (rubbed her back, said kind, assuring words, etc), but Cara sat off to the side, saying nothing, no hugs, no words, nothing. There was not a single smile from Cara throughout the whole episode.

It used to be that Madie was the pouty one, but now Cara is. She is so over her mother. She is also a very uncomfortable tween, poor gal. She has spent the last three episodes with her arms folded in front of her. You'd think Kate would be more understanding of her tween daughters' emotional and physical growth and development. Nope. Kate has no concern for anyone but herself.

mama san said...

Sorry, recovering from knee surgery that keeps me awake some nights. Channel surfing and happened on Chelsie Lately. OMG, there was a head shot of Kate. Chelsie remarked that Kate would be looking for a job soon.
i.e., Kate+unemployment8. Then the cast began making jokes about Kate. Surfed some more and landed on TLC and Kate. Correct me if I am not exact but didn't Kate + 8 go up in a hot air balloon? Didn't they buy the McMansion w/the proviso that they take care of the horses? Then promptly got rid of them. I need to check my Thesaurus to find an apt name for such vile person. Kate's twitter comments are pathetic.

MoGal said...

Kate's big fuss about jumping off the building was all about Kate. It's too bad she doesn't have the same amount of determination when it comes to the kids. Personally, I would have been more impressed if she would have been that determined to make sure her kids enjoyed the camping trip with the Palen's.

msrylee said...

Who in their right mind would allow a TEN year old to step off a perfectly good building? I just saw a few minutes of this show last night, and had to turn the channel.

Wow, just wow. said...

Kate, you think it was okay to treat that young man so unbelievabley rudely, but the fact is he got the last laugh by stranding you suspended in mid air and then dropping you down hard. In case you missed it, that was not a photo op, it was revenge, sweet revenge, for your atrocious behaviour.

CrateKate said...

Unbelievable.

http://www.radaronline.com/exclusives/2011/04/video-kate-gosselins-kate-plus-8-new-zealand-nightmare

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I just watched this clip and agree. It is unbelievable and fake. At the end she says, "Some people don't value that privacy for us." Now, if I am not mistaken, wasn't she there "filming" a show to be shown nationwide? Seems like an oxymoron to me. You want total privacy to film a reality show that will be seen nationwide?

She doesn't value her own privacy or that of her kids, so why does she think a photographer should value her privacy? Especially when she was there making a spectacle of herself by having the visit filmed. You can't put your life out there on the "realist reality show on TV" and then pull it back in when you want privacy. Doesn't work that way Katie.

Her and Jon decided a long time ago that begging for money and putting their lives on display for money was much easier than actually working for a living. In the end, you reap what you sow and have no right to complain about it.

Isn't she the one that says, "You get what you get and you don't get upset?" Perhaps she should do as she demands the kids do. Especially since she is the one that created this circus in the first place.

Quinn said...

I don't think I have ever watched Kate plus 8. I used to be a fan years ago, when it was a different...everything. I happened to catch a few minutes of it last night and was horrified by what I saw. Who in the world would let their ten year old child do that?! Disgusting! And then she gets out there and is only worried about herself? The way she was acting on all parts of the show that I saw annoyed me to no end. I can't stand how she looks or acts. She seems to be so fake in everyway. And stop dragging those kids around for ratings. They aren't little anymore so it's definately not as interested to watch them do whatever it is they're doing. Let them stay home and be normal children. Not like that's even possible. Get the cameras out of their faces already! Now I completely remember why I stopped watching the show. It's a form of child abuse disguised as entertainment. Jon was by far the smartest on of the two.

boogiegirl said...

Funniest line of the episode:
One of the little boy tups "mommy was the only one who crumpled into a ball and cried". What a drama queen she is. I'm hoping that was going to be used as an audition tape (see, I can do drama and tears, really, I'm a good actress) and not real. If it was real, that woman needs some serious help in learning some coping skills.WOW.

MontgomeryCounty, PA said...

The comments that I have read this morning about Kreider's TV show last night have been very insightful. Clearly, everyone who watched came away with the same negative impression of her horrible, sick personality and lack of parenting skills.Commentators seem to really be appalled by how she uses and abuses her children.

Can everyone agree not to watch the show? If her ratings do not decline, those poor children will have to film more episodes - until at least February 2012. And, if Jon is not successful with the courts, maybe even beyond that date.

TLC ONLY responds to ratings. As history has shown us, they do not care about the welfare of those eight children. For evidence of TLC's motives, just think about the divorce period - nothing is off-limits to them.

Within a day or two after the show airs, I'm fairly certain that you can find downloads of the show on YouTube and some Pro-Kate blogs.

Rainbow68 said...

We all say that Kate will have a hard time going back to an average job. I say when, because the quality of the current show is deteriorating so quickly that I think this will be the last season. Submitting to a boss, being on the same level as co-workers, and earning the much smaller wages will definitely be an adjustment for her, but some of this is so unnecessary. Had she paid $500,000 (in its entirety or a HUGE down payment) for a house, rather than the $1.3 mil she spent, she wouldn't have to worry about a mortgage. If she wanted to be tan, she should've laid out. If she wanted a manicure, you can buy nice nail polish for under $5. Her own hair has a nice texture. A cute bob would've been much more practical than weaves. So much money has been frittered away. She and Jon, even divorced, should have had a good bit of money to invest where it wouldn't be catastrophic when the show ended. It makes me actually pity her. Watching the show, she can't manage being nice for more than a few minutes, and the way she treats people is painful to watch.

SafetyTrain said...

Elleigh Straight said...

Did she REALLY just have an epic flounce to a guy who has her life IN HIS HANDS?!?!?!?!?!!?

Jaw, meet floor!

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I know! I mean she's probably had umpteen gross things done to her food by servers she's treated disrespectfully but this is too much!

winky said...

You know how YOU feel about Kate? I am pretty darn sure that is how Cara feels too. She sees threw all the BS her sorry excuse for a mother spews. She sees the phoniness, the fake niceness and Cara is disgusted by it. I only hope the poor child knows that we all see it also. I'd hate to think she feels she is the only one who knows what a liar her mother is. Kate really, really is going to be in for a shock when those kids become adults. They will have a deep seeded hatred for her that will rock her to her core. They are just to young yet to figure it all out and verbalize it. When they get older and put the pieces together....look out.

NanaJen said...

Two things that stood out for me on this train wreck....I'm not even going to comment on Kate's pathetic sobbing...ugh....digusting. (OK, I commented on it...sorry)
1. The priceless look of pure satisfaction on the face of Brad, skywalker extraordinaire, atop the building he just pushed...ah, I mean, talked Kate over the edge. After she was suspended in mid air, Brad was smiling...I was smiling with him.

2. The fact that she did not want to wear the hair-net under her helmet since the "paps" were on the scene taking pictures was just plain idiotic.

Of course, I could continue to number ten and beyond of things that were just so wrong with Kate in this one episode....but most of you are already thinking it and have or will post it. Ugh. I have no respect for Kate at all.

Mighty Fine Piñata said...

Anyone else think “piñata” when they held her mid-air?

There’s ONE distant photog in a public place where they’re filming what will air (not private times at the house). GET OVER IT.

She was HORRID to Brad - before he must safely throw her kids off a building?? Good thing HE’s more of a pro than she is. Examplary behavior, Kate. She SUDDENLY thinks of emailing him once home and interviewing in the basement???? Hope TLC tipped him 300%.

Am I the only one who thinks saying “mommy doesn’t like heights, but they’re safe and you should go have fun” is a better example than supposedly “showing them courage” by going nuts like she did? Seems like after alligatorgate, she’d realize collapsing like she did would make them think she’d croaked on the rope. She was sucking the fun out of it for the twins – probably felt bad for wanting this at all.

And I’m sorry, but someone who TRULY fears heights like she says would NOT have managed to get to the edge where she performed more drama. They just wouldn’t.

“I don’t let things beat me – I beat things”… yeah, like others’ spirits.

Ugh... “piñata”.

ToTheMoonAlice said...

Well, I'm officially allergic to Kate...I couldn't even make it through a 10-minute clip without getting nauseated...That person makes my skin crawl, like watching a snake does....Brrrrrrr!

Jane in California said...

Only a few brave posters actually watch segments of the tv show anymore. I think all of us are mindful that we don't want to accidentally contribute to ratings. However, if we aren't in a Nielsen home, our viewing habits won't matter. It's not like TLC has tentacles into each and every home and can log our viewing habits.

One or two viewers from this blog won't make any difference in the end. It's going to be the "average" viewer, the one who doesn't even know this blog or others like it exist. The average person who used to tune into J&K plus 8 because it was a family friendly show, a feel-good show. That's the viewership that has dropped off - they might not be aware of all the ins and outs of Kate's lies, her selfish behavior -- but overall they just don't enjoy the show like they used to.

Perhaps they used to relate to a frazzled mom with lots of kids. Now they see a glamourpuss going on expensive vacations and screeching like a harpy. The disconnect grows wider with each episode. And as we all know, infants and toddlers are cute and draw a large viewership. 7 and 8-year old children don't have the same cuteness factor, nor do frustrated 11 year old twins.

The show will continue to lose viewership on its own accord. And when the day comes it is not renewed, we can all be thankful and continue to hope for the best for those 8 children.

Sara said...

Funny how the kids reacted to Ashley after her jump. They were so exciteed. What a big change when Kate jumped though. It put a damper on them. Also, did any notice Ashley holding one of the little girls during the "gloworm" boat ride? Which by the way Kate couldn't shut her mouth. One of the twins kept getting aggrevated with her.

Rainy Days and Tuesdays said...

Montgomery said,

"Can everyone agree not to watch the show? If her ratings do not decline, those poor children will have to film more episodes - until at least February 2012. And, if Jon is not successful with the courts, maybe even beyond that date.

TLC ONLY responds to ratings. As history has shown us, they do not care about the welfare of those eight children. For evidence of TLC's motives, just think about the divorce period - nothing is off-limits to them."

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From the writer (mod) of another thread on this blog (on the topic of ratings)...

"So talk or watch or not and it affects the equation not at all unless you are being counted. What are the odds that this blog is driving dozens of Nielsen families to watch a particular TV show? I'd say somewhere between nonexistent and not at all."

Jane in California said...

Mighty Fine Pinata said:

And I’m sorry, but someone who TRULY fears heights like she says would NOT have managed to get to the edge where she performed more drama. They just wouldn’t.
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I have a problem with heights. Even going on the ferris wheel can bring on a panic attack if I can't breathe through it properly. I get the sensation when looking down from a height that I am getting dizzy and am going to fall forward. It's very scary. It's not just a fear, I have physical manifestations as well.

So that's why I don't really buy into Kate's supposed fear of heights either. She doesn't behave like someone who has a real phobia -- it's probably not on her list of favorite things, but I think she secretly loves to make a scene and have all eyes on her.

Rainbow68 said...

Who will write the tell-all book one day? Mady or Cara?

Ohio Buckeye said...

"Mr. Kiwi House Man"????

Seriously?

A grown woman speaks like this?

re: carrying on about her fear of heights: Too bad her kids aren't afforded the same luxury of emulating their mother by whining like brats whenever THEY don't feel like participating in one of their staged on camera activities.

Watching K8G chomp that gum on camera, especially after the whole Gum Gate episode: will someone PLEASE make that woman trade her gum in for a big, giant pacifying? It would be easier to watch her sucking on that like a baby than watching her scowl and gum chomp her way across the globe.

This show is limping toward its long-overdue death.

Ampersmom said...

Have not watched the show, have read recaps, other commentators and seen preview clips. I took offense to her rude remark about grape jelly in the grocery store. Her words in her normal %$%$% tone: " Do you not use grape jelly in this country?" And even though the bag wasn't fully shown - (guess they don't sponsor Kate so they don't show the bag) but those triangle crunchy things the kids were eating at the picnic are Doritos!
Another lie of Kate.

Ohio Buckeye said...

Anyone else think “piñata” when they held her mid-air? Ugh... “piñata”.

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LOL! Should've been TLC's tagline for this epi.

Thanks for the laugh!

Steve must be so proud said...

She had to jump, so she wouldn't dissapoint her kids. Don't you think the dissapointment ship has already sailed? I would have been humiliated if I were anywhere near that dumbhead when she was rambling and being so disrespestful to Brad. He held his ground, and was not one bit intimidated by her. That fired her up. I don't think she was nearly as stressed about the jump, as she was about not geting her way.

It was hard to watch. Painful on so many levels. I don't know who she thinks she is, but people around her have her number. Steve must be so proud to trot the Ugly American around his country... God, I wanted to slap her.

Did she forget she rode in a hot air balloon said...

Maybe I'm missing something here, but doesn't a hotair balloon go prety high up? She didn't crumble in a ball as she raised her bare leg and got into that a while ago. She is too dumb to know she is dumb.

Button Button said...

Is there a clip of the actual jump off the building somewhere? I didn't watch.

MabelD said...

Regarding Kate's "grape jelly" remark, I sure hope TLC isn't planning on sending her to more foreign countries where she won't find all the products she's accustomed to and all the comforts of home. She lacks the sense of adventure that makes a good traveler. Anyone who travels extensively knows the fun of discovering and being open to new foods, customs, and ideas. Kate's mind is closed shut. She'd probably be "amazed" to discover that people in most other countries don't speak English.

WallyWinnie said...

Count me in as one who does not buy into Kates fear of heights.

I am claustrophobic and even watching that cave tour made me uneasy. Was that Mady that appeared to be having trouble going on the tour in the cave or was I reading something into that?

Knowing you actually have a phobia (like her so-called fear of heights)would have prevented her from even going up in that tower.....I know this!

Remember the lighthouse tour? Kate did not go up if I recall correctly. She did however go up in the hot air balloon ride.

Me thinks Kate may have "select phobias" when it benefits her. It was going to be work dragging all those toddlers up the lighthouse steps....make Jon do that and the paid crew of helpers.

The balloon ride was a chance for her and Steve to have a romantic trip while she showcased her new body for all of her "fans".

Kate is so outed on all of her BS!

quit drinking the Kateraide said...

It took me three attempts to watch last nights episode. I kept turning it off disgusted that a grown woman would behave that way in front of her children. What an example.

1. Mr. Kiwi House Man. ASK HIS NAME! Could she have not asked his name and refered to him like another human being? I think she does these child like things in her talking thinking it's cute. It's not cute. You are an adult, he is an adult, show your children how to address another adult respectively.

2. She didn't have to jump off that building. She acted like she was on a game show and a few million dollars was riding on it. She is taking attention away from the girls plain and simple. She wants to it be about "me me me" and she knows the girls jumping off the building would be a big deal for them, and she couldn't handle it. Hence, her throwing an epic temper tantrum and bawling at the bottom like she'd just finished a marathon. When she told Mr. Brad the Building Man that he annoyed her, I would have pushed her off the side. Priceless when she said she was a paying customer and she should be allowed to take her time and he said "If you were a paying customer you'd be back inside by now". Loved it. I felt bad for Cara here, her moment was totally stolen.

3. Paparazzi. She is not in America. How would the paps know she was going to be at a Kiwi Zoo in New Z, at a certain time on a certain day? Correct me if I'm wrong, but paparazzi aren't super thick in New Zealand? Obviously TLC brought them there, and think the public is too stupid to know. Same with the horse riding. So these guys just know you're going tbe riding through? Or do they just wait in the random bushes all the time for a 'celebrity'?

I've decided one thing. Kate thinks this show is all about her, and the children are her 'costars'. She acts out to steal the attention. She said silly things to sound cuter than her children. It's so wierd to me how a person could change so much so quickly. She was totally different when the show came out w/ J&K8. The kids even seem to be tired of her antics.

Jane in California said...

I've decided one thing. Kate thinks this show is all about her, and the children are her 'costars'.
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Yep, more evidence of her delusion. I saw a clip of when she was on Joy Behar's show recently and she was explaining why filming wasn't harmful to the children. She said something like, "when they are filming me, the kids can just come and go as they please. If they don't want to be filmed, they don't have to be filmed." It sounded as if the cameras were focused on Kate, and if the children wandered into view, so be it.

I think this woman actually believes she is the "star attraction" of the show now.

Leigh Ann said...

I really wanted Brad to just push her off the ledge. She should have apologized to him before they left the country. I can't believe how bad she acted. Why she didn't just say "I'm scared, I'm out of here" and let the girls have their fun. My mom would have. And now I do. Believe me, I didn't get on that roller coaster that suspended you upside-down twice with my eight-year-old. She would like to do the Sky Jump (not any time soon as she's just nine and our big trip to NZ is several years away) but I would just say "you have fun and I will meet you at the bottom". Cara and Maddy aren't the kind to do something only if mom does. They would have had more fun if Kate has just stood back and let them go on their way.

And, yes, I would let my 10-year-old on this. It's a controlled amusement ride, certified for ages 10 and older (with no upper age limit and handicapped people can often do it) and probably safer than other amusement rides she's been on.

Kat said...

Yahoo has a clip of her sky jumping

worse than a root canal said...

Kate DOES have a fear of heights....when the cameras are on and she needs to steal the spotlight from her kids....or if the height in question involves something The Leathery One doesn't want to do (gosselins go *cough* green)....or if she's not already In a great mood because she's dressed all sluttily and in her mind, looking good (hooker in the hot air balloon). She is INSUFFERABLE.

Sus said...

I've watched the clips available online. I haven't seen them in a while. The kids are growing up. Kate doesn't seem to have any kind of filter. To break down like that in front of her kids about jumping was so ridiculous. Whoever set up the jump at TLC hasn't taken the Kate pill because they had to have known she was going to act like an idiot. The way that it was edited was comedy!!

Rainbow68 said...

Button Button: The clip of Kate jumping off the building was featured on Yahoo today. There are four windows under the featured window. You can click to see the next four and so on. You will eventually get to one that says "Gosselins Tackles Bungee Fears".

Brummygirl said...

It is all for drama as far as Kate is concerned.
I am truly afraid of heights and I would not have gone out on the catwalk, never mind jumping.
She has a *selective* memory as far as her fear is concerned, she is scared when it suits her.
I did however, when in the everglades last month, hold a small alligator (4 ft)and did not scream once, Katie Irene.
I P.V.R.'d the late show, but have not watched it all only the jumping section, but her treatment of Brad, was abominable. Wish he had pushed her a little harder!!
I guess her wanting to just go out five feet, was strictly for the cameras filming her. Wonder how many T.L.C. Execs were laughing because she had to jump!!!
The pinata comment made me laugh!!

Friendly Skies said...

Maybe I'm missing something here, but doesn't a hotair balloon go prety high up? She didn't crumble in a ball as she raised her bare leg and got into that a while ago

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Yes, but it's a different kind of high. I've taken dozens of hot air balloon rides with no fear of heights problems, but I'd never jump off a building.

I didn't see the balloon adventure. Did they actually get air-borne, or was it tethered?

laura linger said...

I broke my own record the other night: I lasted literally less than five seconds before I switched it off. Keight was opening her mouth to bray amongst the glow worms to her very bored children, and I just couldn't do it. That's all.

Teresa said...

I agree with everything said here. Did anyone see Khate and the boobyguard dining out later in the evening? Where was boobyguards' wife? Why wasn't she out with them for dinner. And what gives with Khates new found New York accent?
Arrrggggg when are the sheeple going to see through her!

No Jump For Joy said...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VRf-Saq0Zv0

Horrible quality video, but the end says it all. This is what can happen, and I certainly wouldn't let my child do it, at age 10 or 20.

Susie Sunshine said...

I broke my own record the other night: I lasted literally less than five seconds before I switched it off. Keight was opening her mouth to bray amongst the glow worms to her very bored children, and I just couldn't do it. That's all.


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LOL, Laura! I can watch, but I can't listen. I have to mute the video clip previews.

Leigh Ann said...

I think I neglected to make my main point on that last post I just submitted. I was trying to say that perhaps Kate isn't afraid of heights per say but of not feeling secure at a height. She may have felt safe on the hot air balloon whereas she didn't in this situation.

Danielle in NOLA said...

Didn't catch the whole episode. Why were they initially in orange jumpsuits at the skyjump, but then later on in blue? Is it because they were sent to the back of the line after her freakout and they were jumping another time or day?

Mgoblue said...

Anyone else think “piñata” when they held her mid-air? Ugh... “piñata”.

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Perfect!!

fidosmommy said...

Re: Mr. Kiwi House Man.

He introduced himself as Paul right at first greeting. Kate probably didn't hear him or didn't care what his name was. I agree that she could have asked him, "excuse me, I'm sure you told me, but I didn't catch your name".
I'm certain he would have not taken offense.

Tami said...

They had nothing but storm warnings on tv so I channel surfed a bit. Happened to tune in when there was about 10 min. left on the episode. I could not believe she said, "The 9 Gosselins went on this trip together". What it obviously should have been was, "9 of the Gosselins went on this trip together". They are not THE 9 Gosselins. She is trying to shut their father out of their life. Everything she says is about trying to make it seem as if she has this super close relationship with her kids and that no one else is involved. It's insane. And why on earth would someone we wiping their face over and over while pretending to cry where there is not one tear being shed? What was she wiping??

Tami said...

" Do you not use grape jelly in this country?" And even though the bag wasn't fully shown - (guess they don't sponsor Kate so they don't show the bag
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Grape jelly? She cares so much about her own diet and thinks there is something remotely healthy about JELLY? It's like having kool-aid instead of real juice. Why not organic no-sugar preserves, Kate? Jelly? And Doritos? Please.
(I also forgot to specify on my last comment that the few minutes I caught of the episode were of tonight's rerun, not the original and I never saw the jelly comments)

Tami said...

Re: Mr. Kiwi House Man.

He introduced himself as Paul right at first greeting. Kate probably didn't hear him or didn't care what his name was. I agree that she could have asked him, "excuse me, I'm sure you told me, but I didn't catch your name".
I'm certain he would have not taken offense.

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Just another way to treat her kids like babies. You know, kids that age can't understand that adults have real names! She probably says things like "Oh, there's Mr. Garbage picker-upper" and "There is Mrs. library lady".

Tami said...

Watching her on that catwalk was like seeing someone walking a plank. She literally had a look like a condemned person. Pretty funny actually. : )

Sharla said...

Viewers: 0.874 million
0.6 HH
0.4 A18-49

It's about time. :)

Techymum said...

Seeing those children wearing running shoes while riding sent shivers up my spine. Especially when the horse spooked - a reminder that even old schoolies sometimes get upset.

A few of the helmets were on improperly as well.

I live in a town where a young girl lost her life on a trail ride. Her parents and friends fought hard to bring in regional legislation which included mandatory helmets, proper footwear, also under 10 years of age you must be ponied (another horse beside you with trained rider).

I never appreciated trail rides and their danger until my own daughter learned how to ride by taking lessons.

And I hope that I never see/hear/read that the Gosselin family brings horses onto the property.

ChurchMouse said...

"Sharla said...

Viewers: 0.874 million
0.6 HH
0.4 A18-49

It's about time. :)"

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Guess all the twittering in the world couldn't help the ratings.

Hey, Ms. Gosselin? Don't be late to your next production meeting. The producers would like to have a word or two...

Nickname unavailable said...

I think TLC acknowledges that she is under contract for a certain amount of time, but they don't bother to show her in a good light like they did at one point. Just point the cameras and shoot the footage and let the chips fall where they may. Those poor children having to be associated with such an embarrassment, especially in a foreign country.

If she forgot the name of the man in the Kiwi House, she could have politely asked for it again. Would she like it if he called her "Mother of Multiples?" Oh, wait, she probably wants to be addressed as "Your Majesty."

Too bad they didn't just push her right off the edge of the building quickly and save a lot of time. Either fish or cut bait.

Leigh Ann said...

Didn't catch the whole episode. Why were they initially in orange jumpsuits at the skyjump, but then later on in blue? Is it because they were sent to the back of the line after her freakout and they were jumping another time or day?
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If I remember correctly Brade said they had different jumpsuits for the Sky Walk (where you walked around the building) and the jump. Probably has to do with the different harness riggings. I liked whichever twin's remark about feeling like a prisoner when she was putting on the orange suit. That was funny.

Rainbow68 said...

As much as I love the 8, I can't tell you how relieved I am to see the ratings so low. I think the kids are ready for this to be over. Let them regain some of their anonymity. The TLC doctors have been working on this patient a long time. Now they just have to agree on the official time of death. I'll miss seeing the kids, but I'm happy for them.

Mrs. Teacher Woman said...

Tami Said...Just another way to treat her kids like babies. You know, kids that age can't understand that adults have real names! She probably says things like "Oh, there's Mr. Garbage picker-upper" and "There is Mrs. library lady".

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I didn't think it had anything to do with treating the kids like babies. I thought it was all about HER -- to make her look cute. The kids never even entered into it...

Anonymous said...

Jumpsuits... Cara did both the skywalk and jump and wore orange, and I believe the other two did, too (can't really remember them). Maybe orange isn't Khate's color?

Leigh Ann said...

I can't find the video anywhere. I did look at the Skyjump website and in the pictures everyone on the Sky Walk is in orange and everyone on the Sky Jump is in blue. Also saw they have one in Las Vegas. I know there were others I just didn't know there was one in the states. Of course Las Vegas isn't in our travel plans anytime soon, either.

Tami said...

Looked to me like children were in orange, adults in white?

Brummygirl said...

Sharla said:

Viewers: 0.874 million
0.6 HH
0.4 A18-49

It's about time. :)
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Yippee, Juicy, Juice all round!!!

"Twitter, Twitter down you fall,
Who has the worst ratings of them all!!"

Dulcina said...

Leigh Ann, try here. Click on Tuesday's recaps. It's interspersed but you'll get the gist.

http://primetime.tv.yahoo.com

Protect8 said...

It seems like "Kate Plus 8" might be the same format as what they wanted "Twist of Kate" to be. Kate put in uncomfortable positions so that she can squeal, scream, shriek and say say she feels like throwing up.

Instead, it is Kate Plus 8 where she "faces her fears." And the role of her children is to be her audience. We saw her scream and cry and be rude to the guide when she went into the pen with the alligator. She made a big fuss about conquering her fear of touching a Tiger and a Komodo dragon. And she made Aiden cry.

Her behavior at the Sky Jump is something her children should never have witnessed. Their happiness about jumping was ruined because they had to take care of their sobbing, over dramatic mother.

Kate needs to watch a couple of Disney movies, particulary Bambi I would suggest she read Grimm's fairy tales but .... The biggest fear of children is that something bad will happen to their mother.

Shows just how out of touch Kate is with a child's basic need to feel safe. One pap is dangerous to children in Kate's world but a mother sobbing and crying and saying she is afraid she is going to be killed or die is apparently just fine.

Leigh Ann said...

Dulcina, thanks for the link.

Protect8, I don't know how Cara and Maddie keep from crawling off and hiding under a rock somewhere. They have to be so embarrassed. I hope they have some supportive classmates.

So Happy for those Moderators said...

Congratulations to the Moderators.

Applause, applause, applause, and Ladies, take a bow.

This is the beginning of the end of Kate +8, forever.

This Blog along with one other that I know about, kept allowing us to express the mistreatment of those children, the hard working children, the children who now will have to feel as though they let her down and this is the reason "Mommy has no job" which is not true.

Those Gosselin children should be treated kindly and fairly by everyone, especially you Kate.

See, everything has a shelf life and your expiration date came up Kate.

No more filming will be the greatest words to hear when TLC just takes her off of the web site.

Again, Moderators, thank you for allowing us to tell the world that we did not want this woman using these children the way she did.

I do want to hear Steve Neild is no longer assigned to the Gosselin Estate though. That will really push her buttons, big time.

Guess that Nursing License will be dusted off shortly, although perhaps she has been out of the realm of nursing for so long (you know taking care of kids at home) that she won't be getting too many
interviews.

Love you Girls/Ladies/My Heroes....know we are finished but heck I can see the light at the end of the tunnel!!!!

WonderButton said...

Anonymous said:
"Maybe orange isn't Khate's color?"

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Of course not - it clashes with her orang-ish skin tone.

WonderButton said...

As far as I'm concerned, the "swooshing" in the bushes while they were horse riding was from their own production crew running ahead to get the shot. They probably thought during the editing, wouldn't it be a good story to blame the paps for the kids almost getting thrown by a spooked horse.

I think "the paps" were also just members of their own production company taking stills. Of course, this is all my own speculation.

Ohio Buckeye said...

Congratulations to the Moderators.

Applause, applause, applause, and Ladies, take a bow.

Again, Moderators, thank you

Love you Girls/Ladies/My Heroes....know we are finished but heck I can see the light at the end of the tunnel!!!!"

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Ditto from Ohio, moderators.

I have enjoyed the comments from everyone on this blog, and will especially miss those recaps. They were classic!

Thanks to all!

capslock said...

I don't watch anymore, but at a 2am showing, I JUST saw the way Kate treated Brad.

She treats people HORRIBLY. Dancing With The Stars and the Sarah Palin Alaska episode wasn't enough to make Kate see how awful she is to people and why the public has turned on her!?!

THIS is why I can't stand her. If this show is (finally) cancelled, I hope any company thinking about hiring her will see how awful she is to everyone around her and RUN.

And Kate just acts like "Oh, I'll have to write Brad and apologize" with that smile and laugh - not to mention excuses why she is the way she is - and that makes it all acceptable?

WOW. I could never dream of treating ANYONE the way Kate treats people. I'm worried about how Kate will treat her children when the cameras are OFF.

Do Unto Others said...

WOW. I could never dream of treating ANYONE the way Kate treats people. I'm worried about how Kate will treat her children when the cameras are OFF.

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I'm just as worried about what she is teaching her children about the way to treat people. They see the way that she acts, and think it's okay -- that's what adults do to get what they want and when they want it. It doesn't matter who you step on along the way, or how you treat them.

Brummygirl said...

In the mind of a Sheeple:
A poster commented that the reason Kate was afraid to jump was.....she was afraid that if anything happened to her, Jon could not be relied on to take care of the children!! WHAT???
Sure, Kate was standing on the edge of that building contemplating the future of her children...NOT...she was too busy being rude to the man who literally held her life in his hands.
How everything is always made out to be Jon's fault, is beyond me.
The poster went on to say that Jon had been too quiet lately...the calm before the storm!! WHAT??
Consider the source!!!

Ampersmom said...

A curious thought came to mind....did Kate and TLC tell the judge that the twins would be "jumping" off a building when she used the excuse that this trip was for filming and as such denied Jon the chance to be with his kids for the New Year?

Proud Grandma said...

Earlier today I sent an e mail to Skytower in Auckland. Here is what I wrote. "Kia Ora. I have just watched the Skytower episode of Kate plus 8 on American TV (T.L.C.) and have to say I was totally horrified and disgusted at the behaviour of Kate Gosselin, mother of the kids. I take my hat off to the young man Brad, who was their guide. What a honey he was. Brad, you deserve a medal for your patience and ability to bite your tongue at that screaming banshee. Oh my gosh, what a nice young man you are. Well done. Give the man a raise.
I lived in Takapuna way back in 1969, loved Auckland. You have a beautiful city."

I am thrilled to receive this reply
"Kia Ora ProudGrandma,

Thank you for the great feedback. We are very proud of the professional way Brad handled himself. I will pass your comments onto him, I’m sure he’ll be stoked.

Thanks
Rebecca Sherrard"

So How about more of you send a similar e mail to give Brad our support. I would hate to think that Kiwis think people from the US are all like KHate.
I was tempted to ask how long Khate actually their time. Maybe one of you could. Kiwi's rock.

Brummygirl said...

A thought came to me.......Where was "the Sheriff" when Kate needed him at the edge of that building?

Kate is certifiable said...

I just emailed the skydive company in NZ and this is what I said:
"I watched the TV show Kate + 8 that was filmed there. I must apologize for Kate Gosselin's deplorable behavior. I don't know her but I am a U.S. citizen and hate to think anyone would see her as a representative of what we act like here. Shame on her and God bless that Brad who did such a great job with what he had to work with (Kate, the spoiled brat). Thanks for listening!"

Rainbow68 said...

Do Unto Others nailed it. Kate is teaching her children how to treat people. I think Kate is purely pathological. I don't think she has the capacity to understand that her behavior is unacceptable. She may realize that koalas are cute and therefore gushes over them, but it comes across as artificial just as any other time she tries to be nice or loving. There will come the day when she lashes out at the wrong person, someone who's not her subordinate who shoves back. I think that's the only way she'll learn.

Proud Grandma said...

Brummygirl said...
A thought came to me.......Where was "the Sheriff" when Kate needed him at the edge of that building?

If, by the Sheriff, you mean Steviewonderboy, he was there and he would say things like "if you are not going to jump just say so" and stuff like that. Did he jump? We will never know, it was all about Khate.

don't hold your breath said...

Re: paps not respecting the G8's privacy. Well, first off, how'd you say that with a straight face, Kate, you waistless idiot? And more to the point, kate can get a restraining order against the paps IF she wants to protect her kids. Nicole Richie successfully got a pap to leave her kids alone. She dropped the restraining order she obtained (because if he couldn't be within so many feet of her, he would miss out on pjotographing other celebs too, at awards shows, parties, etc). In exchange he signed an agreement not to take pix of her kids with very stiff financial penalties (at least 6 figures) if he broke the agreement. Done. No more pictures of her kids. Did she give an interview and pat herself on the back for being such an awesome mom? No. So Kate, go ahead. A challenge: If you want privacy, put your money where your mouth is. Either stop calling Chris or if he's really following you, make him stop. I dare you

SueH said...

just on the off chance that Kate forgets to apologize to Brad the skyjump guy, I e-mailed them myself. Here's my message:

I would like to apologize to Brad on behalf of America for the actions of Kate Gosselin. He has amazing self control, I myself might have "accidentally" pushed her off the ledge. Nobody here likes her either. My sympathies that you had to deal with her, she is not representative of most Americans.

Here's their reply:

Thanks for your feedback! We are very proud of how professionally Brad handled himself.
I will pass on your feedback, I’m sure he’ll be stoked.


I felt obligated, the poor guy will have nightmares of shrieking dead-eyed straw haired trunk-legged boob-jobbed harpies for the rest of his life. I'm still giggling over "If you were a paying customer you'd be inside by now!"

Teresa said...

l'm sorry, l'm not very good on copying and pasteing. Just wanted you all to see the email l sent to Skyjump and their reply.

Sidney said...

Do Unto Others Said...

"I'm just as worried about what she is teaching her children about the way to treat people. They see the way that she acts, and think it's okay -- that's what adults do to get what they want and when they want it. It doesn't matter who you step on along the way, or how you treat them."
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Kids learn what they see, and aren't we already hearing about how the kids treat others?

As in, being expelled from school because of their treatment of students and teachers.

My own mom said, "Do as I say, not as I do," but I learned by watching her and I learned things that I should not have learned.

I am an adult now and realize how stupidly I have behaved in my lifetime because of things I learned from my own mother.

I hope my children learned better things from watching me than I learned from watching my mother.

Being parents is such an important responsibility. Few of us do it as well as we wish we had done. Me for sure!

don't hold your breath said...

We all know that Kate would NEVER get a restraining order against Chris; she LIVES for the attention. Couple of thoughts: can Jon go to court to get Chris to stop photographing his kids, even during Kate's custody time? Even if Kate is actually making money from the photos and it world cut down on her 'earnings'?

Anyone know if Kate picks up the kids even when there's no one there to photograph it? If so, is she always done up in full hair and makeup and ridiculous clothing or is that just for Chris?

Anti-Gravity Katy said...

Where can I see Kate's performance at the Sky Jump? I don't watch TLC. Is it on youtube?

Brummygirl said...

@proud Grandma:
Don't you remember the incident where a sheeple threatened that she/he was taking care of us for Kate and gave us a time frame of last August?
It was hilarious! I did a skit on it!!

Janice said...

She was very rude, but assured us that she has Brad's contact info and will be apologizing soon
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That's what I don't get. I don't 'go off' on people very often, but when I do, the apology is same day or next day. I'm sure she has no intention of apologizing to Brad (didn't watch, so don't know what happened)

That New Sheriff In Town said...

Don't you remember the incident where a sheeple threatened that she/he was taking care of us for Kate and gave us a time frame of last August?
It was hilarious! I did a skit on it!!

^^^^^^

The sheriff! I forgot about him/her! Wasn't the sheriff going to get all of our credit reports, get everyone fired from their jobs, etc. etc. and even told us when this would all commence if we dared say anything about Kate or the kids, and that the boys wanted to whoop our a$$ses, or whoever it was worded?

wramblinwreck said...

Do Unto Others Said...

"I'm just as worried about what she is teaching her children about the way to treat people. They see the way that she acts, and think it's okay -- that's what adults do to get what they want and when they want it. It doesn't matter who you step on along the way, or how you treat them."
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This is the reason I wasn't surprised to hear about Colin and Alexis being expelled. These kids have been exposed to so much of their mother's negativity I think they'll continue to have a tough time interacting with their peers.

Leigh Ann said...

She was very rude, but assured us that she has Brad's contact info and will be apologizing soon
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That's what I don't get. I don't 'go off' on people very often, but when I do, the apology is same day or next day. I'm sure she has no intention of apologizing to Brad (didn't watch, so don't know what happened)
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At first I wondered why she hadn't apologized before they even left the country. Then I wondered if maybe she didn't realize how bad it was until she saw the tape. But she could have still before the left called and said "I was really scared and took it out on you and I'm sorry about that". But that was bad even for Kate. I'm sure she's not the first person to get up there and panic and she's probably not the first rude person he's run into. But it may be the first time it happened when he couldn't just usher her back inside and it was being filmed. When he said "if you were a paying customer, you'd have been inside a long time ago" indicates that he couldn't follow normal protocol in this situation. I hope he got a nice bonus or something for dealing with that and handling it so well.

Mom In Lancaster County said...

I'm sure she's not the first person to get up there and panic and she's probably not the first rude person he's run into.


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I didn't see it. How bad was she? Just normal Kate bad, or really, really obnoxious bad? What did she say to him?

Leigh Ann said...

I didn't see it. How bad was she? Just normal Kate bad, or really, really obnoxious bad? What did she say to him?
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Oh, it was bad. On the walk, where you walk around a ledge, she wanted to go out just a few feet and then walk back and he said no. She said "As a paying customer I ought to ..." and he said "If you were a paying customer you would have already been back inside". Then on the jump she needed like 15 minutes to prepare herself and when she landed she just collapsed into a ball. But you could tell she really was scared. I don't know why she insisted on going through with it. I'm sure all kinds of people get up there and then change their minds. And she's backed out on other things. She didn't go skiing or camping. Now she decided to "face her fears" and do it on TV (of course) and then this poor guy has to deal with her. From his comment it sounded like with anyone else he would have said "we're going now, either come with us or go inside" but in this situation he wasn't in charge, the customer (Kate) was. And on the walk she was holding up the group. And I'm sure they didn't have the thing reserved all day so she was probably holding up a group of real tourists somewhere. But you could tell she really was scared. Take a drama queen and put her in a really scary situation and you can imagine how it's amplified.

Shoka's Understudy said...

can someone please post a link to the new zealand sky jump?

thanks.

Leigh Ann said...

http://primetime.tv.yahoo.com

Click on "Tuesday's Recap" and you can see the jump part. There she was mostly just scared. The sky walk was where she was so rude to Brad.

Hot Air Balloon vs Skywalk said...

Hot air balloons go up 500-4,000ft. Kate went up in a hot air balloon with the three sextuplets, the episode aired fall of 2009. Kate never mentioned a fear of heights nor did she scream or freak out during this flight.

The Skywalk in NZ is only 192m high, that's 629 ft,and Kate makes a big deal about being afraid of heights.

IMO the "scene" at the Skywalk was Kate just acting for the camera to get the ratings she needs to stay on the air.