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82 comments:

O-Hi-O said...

How dare she claim to be still '$truggling', living in her acred home, having had untold dental and body work, regular trips to the spa, expensive hair cuts and color, sporting an entirely new wardrobe, going into NYC for her birthday and jetting 'hither and yon' (something she was NOT willing to do for her sons' activities) on her TLC-paid vacas.

All this while other single moms, especially in this economy, have REAL financial problems and REAL difficulties.

Just sayin'.

Amy too said...

Did you all see where,while filming in DC, then she stopped in Annapolis and boarded a boat "with relatives" and yes, even that was filmed, but the funniest film of it all is Kate getting on a boat with 5 inch heels, then trying to gain her balance as she leaves the boat and then walking the boards of the Harbor, all while being filmed. It was hilarious.

Also the psychologist has dropped her lawsuit as she feels that it just feeds Kate's need for publicity and she is not going to continue to feed it.

I found this info by googling Kate Gosselin.

Can't get her out of those 5 inch heels and she was a toddling.

heavennoseven said...

Well, looks like Kate doesnt have to pay the court bills.

http://www.examiner.com/tv-in-national/kate-plus-8-woman-drops-counseling-suit-against-kate-gosselin

Charlez said...

You can see Kart in Annapolis on a video at HometownAnnapolis.com

She looks ridiculous in those terrible black shorts and hideous shoes.

She once said she had no idea about fashion. She wasn't kidding!

Blech!!!

Brummygirl said...

Well, looks like Kate doesnt have to pay the court bills.

http://www.examiner.com/tv-in-national/kate-plus-8-woman-drops-counseling-suit-against-kate-gosselin
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Is this yet one more person who has folded under the T.L.C. pressure? Do their tentacles know no bounds?
Katie Irene wins again!!
Reality T.V. arose from the bowels of the earth and is fed by people's curiosity and lust for the dark side of life. Give me Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers anytime!!!

Aunt Chris said...

She walks like she's got a load in those drawers.

O-Hi-O said...

Didn't they already DO the cupcake thing, back when Jon was still in the picture? As I recall, K8G, as usual, was in one of her Kate-R-Iffic Moods and ruined the day for everyone. Jon asked her what the point was of driving several hours away, only to complain, criticize, and have zero fun.

WHY revisit this? Better to hope viewers have forgotten Cupcake Kate.

WhoDidWhatFirst said...

Charlez said...
You can see Kart in Annapolis on a video at HometownAnnapolis.com

She looks ridiculous in those terrible black shorts and hideous shoes.

She once said she had no idea about fashion. She wasn't kidding!

Blech!!!

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For many years we kept a boat in Annapolis and, believe me, Kate looks so out of place for this "boat" community. People there are so classy looking with more of a Lily Pullitzer look to them. I cannot believe she went there on a dock with those horrible hooker shoes. What in the world is she thinking? What is it they say about taking the girl out of the country....etc.?

heavennoseven said...

makes me wonder if tlc paid her bill for her.

Brummygirl said...

WhoDidWhatFirst said...
Charlez said...
You can see Kart in Annapolis on a video at HometownAnnapolis.com

She looks ridiculous in those terrible black shorts and hideous shoes.

She once said she had no idea about fashion. She wasn't kidding!

Blech!!!
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Now that video made me laugh!! We owned a boat for many years and one of the first things you learn, is not to wear heels of any kind on the dock, you may get stuck.
The dress code was always shorts, pants or capris.
Kate looked like a Harbour Hooker!! :)

Pattypanda said...

My bet is that is the real owner of the boat was there, he would have asked her to take her shoes off to board. Boat owners are very protective of their boats and put a lot of hard work into them to keep them ship shape.

Proud Grandma said...

What DID she look like? She wore that outfit last year, I thought she might have looked at the photos and thought (as Oprah had done when looking at photos of her self) "What WAS I thinking, that outfit goes out". But no, Khate though she was hot.
OK the Captain of that boat must have been paid big bucks, like Brummygirl (I think) we owned a boat and the only footwear allowed was light soled topsiders, light soled sneekers or bare feet. NEVER would anyone be allowed with heels, not even Espadrills as I once tried to wear and the Captain (my husband) just said "no way".
One other thing, I am surprised that no one has commented on her throwing a water bottle away, surely to Gawd she didn't really do that for real. EVERYONE knows not to litter. Oh right, Khate can do as she pleases cuz shes a STAHH.

Kia Ora said...

Does anyone think what I'm thinking what we are in for- diminishing offers, so, relatives start showing up, God & scripture being mentioned, help the needy - are we going to have a "born again Christian" on our hands? OMG! What a two face money grabbing a####.

annastasia said...

Oh, Brummygirl, "Harbour Hooker", I LOVE IT!!
Check out today's Hooker Heels,in "hooker red"!
Only lie she never told, she has NO sense of fashion!

Kia Ora said...

The red hooker heels, daisy duke shorts and the two "fans" with her, just prove how she's coming down to "their" level. The twitters seem to be in that age group. How degrading will she go?
No self self esteem what so ever.
What happened to that High Road she was going to take? Its been on a zig zag path downwards for some time.

annastasia said...

I'm wondering how kate is going to deal with her teen daughters wanting to wear the same kind of heels that she herself is now wearing? She sure will not be able to have the "christian women dress modestly" conversation with them. Not unless she becomes born-again, just in the nick of time. Not too many years left before the twins hit that age. Wonder what she will do then? Will it be "pot meet kettle"? She sure acts like a ditz, going thur her 20's again, but the sheeple think nothing is wrong with kate regressing back, just poor Jon. I hope those teens put her thru some very trying times:)

Hooking In The Harbor said...

One other thing, I am surprised that no one has commented on her throwing a water bottle away, surely to Gawd she didn't really do that for real.

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There were trash cans in the direction she was throwing it. I believe she threw it to the guy who was standing there so he could put it in the trash. He then handed her a new bottle of water.

Too Little Too Late said...

Kate actually posed for pictures with local fans while out running errands? This image change her PR folks are forcing on her must be killing her. I'm sure she thought she'd be able to breeze through what remains of her faux fame without having to actually play nice with lowly peons. Poor Katie.

JustWow said...

From Kate's Twitter:
Kateplusmy8 Kate Gosselin
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@jman6466 So happy and was literally moved to tears to see some of my tweeties wishing ME a happy fathers day-- do feel like both. So hard!


She feels like both? What's the implication there, hmmm?

Also a few tweets later she mentions she "loves, loves, loves" book signing tours. Just another excuse to get away!

Proud Grandma said...

Re her comment about feeling like both father and mother. I wonder had it been John treating Kate like she treated him on national tv, would it have been so entertaining> there would have been an outcry and outrage. Just a thought. Sometimes Spousal abuse can be delt out by the woman. That is said with no disrespect to women who have been victims of spousal abuse.

kinman said...

I think it was the book signing tour for her most recent book (awhile back) that she allegedly shut herself in the restroom of the bookstore in California and Steve had to coax her out (she was upset that there was barely anyone there to meet her and get her autograph). Maybe the signings since that one have gone better and she likes them better now. At this event tonight in TN that she has been promoting on Twitter, is she requiring people to buy her books in order to sign them?

Closet Case said...

Kinman commented: I think it was the book signing tour for her most recent book (awhile back) that she allegedly shut herself in the restroom of the bookstore in California and Steve had to coax her out (she was upset that there was barely anyone there to meet her and get her autograph).

!!!!!!!!!!!!

It was worse than that. A witness who was there said it was a janitor's closet and Kate was crying.

Tami said...

Think of the outcry there would be if a couple years ago everyone wished Jon happy mother's day since he did all the childcare. If he told them, "Thanks. I have to be strong for my kids or who will" or "Aw I'm crying. Thanks for all the wishes", people would be ranting about it. He has pretty much been erased from their lives. She even said recently the kids are dying for a dad.

Shoka's Understudy said...

Aunt Chris, I almost choked when I read your post about kate's black shorts!

I looked up the video and I couldn't believe she would be that stupid to wear that kind of outfit to get on the boat.

Didn't kate wear the glad sandals and the black shorts with the white halter top to NYC when it was so hot?

Those are kate's relatives? I don't believe it. The girl that was with Mady and Cara, they were hardly interacting. Unless, it has been so long that they haven't seen each other, they are like strangers.

The damage control that TLC and kate is doing right now is a day late and a dollar short. We know what has went on for years, the original DVD Jon & Kate plus 8 don't lie.

Those will be the next collector's item for psychology/sociology students.

irish wonder said...

What is it with the baby talk and these kids? They're 7 yrs old and sound like babies.

so sick of her said...

Kate does not want them to grow up. She treats them like a 6-pack, unit, team, not individuals. She also possibly thinks they are cute, when they talk that way. Believe it or not, there are parents, especially some moms who think that talking to their kids, in a babyish manner, keeps them little and cute. Cause, those moms can not accept the fact that their children are growing up. When, I was 16, I went on a trip to DC, and roomed with 2 other girls, one was 14, the other 12. The 12 year old dressed like she was 7, she had at least a 34 bust and wore no bra, a t-shirt. The other girl and I asked her how come the little bears on the blouse and no bra. She said cause her mom said that she is still a little girl. I told her, sister, you are 12 and have a bigger chest than I have, and you should have been wearing a bra, a long time ago. Her mother was on the trip, roomed with her older brother, who was hen-peck, the whole time. Poor kid. Her, mother asked us if she was ok, I told her mother, I think your daughter, needs to wear a bra. She insisted that she was too young. I wore a bra at 9, was flat as you can be. I can see Kate doing the same thing to her daughters,, being in denial that they are growing up and will be soon in the tween age, when a lot of kids are not cute anymore, until their bodies catch up.

Jenny O said...

You can see Kart in Annapolis on a video at HometownAnnapolis.com
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I watched the brief clip and just shook my head in amazement.

First - does Kate dress herself, or does a production assistant tell her what to wear? And not for the first time, I wonder exactly what demographic TLC is going for here. Kate looks like a floozy in the too-short skirt (or skort) and ridiculous heels.

She literally teetered down the gangplank, and yes, walked like she had a dump in her pants (or as Jon would say, "take the stick out Kate"). If I were wearing those heels, I'd be teetering around too. Main difference is - I wouldn't wear those ugly shoes or any piece of that trashy outfit.

However, I will say that Kate is definitely thin, at least from viewing that video. I'd say she's probably starving herself, which is only fair, since she's done the same to her kids for years. It only makes her freebie rack look even more phony when perched atop her orange stick-like body.

Anyone who still looks up to this woman has to be operating with less than a full deck of cards. Hey, maybe I answered my question from above -- the target demo for TLC for this trainwreck of a woman is your typical Jerry Springer audience member.

WallyWinnie said...

Kate does not look thin to me in that idiotic hooker outfit on the boat in Annapolis. I think the twins are embarrassed, I know I'd be if that was my mom strutting around like that in public!

She thinks the heels make her look taller and thinner. I think that concept backfired here.

In my opinion, the only thing Kate is starving for is attention.

just my 2 cents said...

As far as continuing to treat the 7-year olds as if they are still 3 years old (the high chairs, the matching outfits, the baby talk), I figured there were at least two reasons Kate does this.

1. Financial. Trying to keep the sextuplets as babyish and cute so that viewers still tune in.

2. The older the children get, the older Kate gets. Some women have a very hard time accepting that they are aging, right along with their kids. From the way Kate dresses, I'd say she still thinks of herself as a young 20-something (from the 80's).

Subconsciously or not, she's definitely made efforts to stunt the younger kids growth.

My Opinion said...

I don't think Kate's kids care anymore how she dresses. I think Kate has probably explained to them that this is how mommy has to dress to keep up her appearance in the entertainment business so she can provide for them.

I imagine the kids barely remember her sweatpants and t-shirt days.

Annapolis Rat said...

Annapolis' Harbor is certainly a place to wear very long capri slacks for a woman, young teen girls wear shorts, but never do you see short shorts with strings hanging, as this area is rather ritzy.

Very rare to see someone with an outfit like Kate', unless you were laying out for sun, BUT NEVER would you set foot on a boating vehicle in those shoes, let alone wear them and try to walk on that wood pier in them. She had to attract quite a lot of attention.

For filming, the TLC crew must have put down a false floor so that she did no damage to that boat bottom.

Crazy, right? But do that do that so that she will attract attention, either good or bad, she loves it.

Kate = Syrup of Ipecac said...

I had to comment on two inaccurate writings Kate's posted on Twitter. The most recent error was enough to prompt me to post.

Given Kate is so critical about others use of grammar, or lack of, I found it quite hilarious that Kate wrote what she did.

A short time ago Kate wrote, "...up and atom...". I thought, what the heck? Does this woman even know what that saying means? It's supposed to be "Up and at 'em". How does the word ATOM even make sense? That was one.

Today, Kate wrote about a bird they'd apparently rescued. She twitted that it is a "morning dove". That was too much for me. What the heck is a "morning dove"? I GUESS it could be a cousin to the mourning dove, in Kate's world. In the real world it doesn't exist.

How very embarrassing for her. She's so critical of others when it comes to that kind of stuff. I think she should do her best to minimize her criticalish behaviorisms.

Lovey Doves said...

Today, Kate wrote about a bird they'd apparently rescued. She twitted that it is a "morning dove". That was too much for me.

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Did she see it this morning? If so, I guess she thought it was a morning dove, and only is seen before noon!

so sick of her said...

It's spelled: Mourning Dove. Like, it was fun it. S/B it was funded. Sediments, bestest, and about a dozen other words Kate makes up.

Lovey Doves said...

so sick of her said...

It's spelled: Mourning Dove.

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I think we figured that out! LOL! My comment about seeing it in the morning was just a bit of well, snark! At least she knew what kind of a bird it was and didn't call it Baby Crow or Little Birdie Thingy.

Kate = Syrup of Ipecac said...

so sick of her said...

It's spelled: Mourning Dove.

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I was touting that Kate called a Mourning Dove a "morning dove", like she wrote "up and atom" instead of the correct phrasing, "up and at 'em".

It reminded me of a fellow I knew. He mangled the phrase, "It's a dog eat dog world". He would say, "It's a doggy dog world".

It cracks me up that someone would use a phrase incorrectly, apparently having no idea what the phrase really means. As for the dove, it's my understanding it was named after the sound it makes, similar to someone in mourning. "Up and at 'em" has nothing to do with a "atom", the basic unit of matter.

I guess some people just don't care if they speak to their stupidity.
; )

Kate = Syrup of Ipecac said...

Correction:
"Up and at 'em" has nothing to do with AN "atom", the basic unit of matter.

True to life errors get by, but recognizing/acknowledging one/them is another thing.

so sick of her said...

I think Kate is tryin to write a new book called: Kates: The new Reality TV Dicksinairy. With : some new reality TV words: bestest, sediments, fun it, atom boy & everyones favorite jellus. And other semi adult-child words. You know it might out sell the American Slang Dictionary. LOLOLOLOL

Amy too said...

Seems to me that Kate realizes now, with these ratings and the lack of publicity and people on TV wanting to interview her or even be associated with her like BW, The View, etc., that the reality is hitting hard.

She was so high on that list of people wanting her on their shows. Now, that is all gone, no matter what she does, even exposing those kids to the public, like in Tenn, does not increase the ratings.

She now has 8 children that she is raising. Sure, she has household help, but think about it, those 8 kids growing and maturing and the craziness that goes on in your own houses with pre teens, kids at age 7 and some of them maturing faster than the others. What Kate thought was going to be Her and those kids in the magazines all the time, on TV shows all the time. It is over.

No one is interested in Kate, other than probably one of those Bachelorette shows or something close to that. Nothing else. No co interview jobs, NOTHING ELSE.

We are watching the end and she won't go quietly as she tweets or whatever she does with strangers.

She won't go quietly, somehow she will keep grasping but come New Year's eve and it will be another 10 yrs before we see her on one of those "what ever happened to Kate" and a lot of people who have made money off of the Gosselins also will be a thing of the past.
Maybe the Kardashians will start to circle the drain too along with all the other people who will sell their lives and their children's lives for $$$$$$.

We can only wish and hope.

If she doesn't have her money saved, it is her fault, but something tells me that she has stashed that money away. She is shrewd when it comes to the money.

so sick of her said...

It was at'em, I've heard it as up and at'em boy. or just plain at'em boy. With Kate it's really hard to know what she is saying. But if anyone else has any more Kate words, I like to have a laugh or 2.

Jenny O said...

A short time ago Kate wrote, "...up and atom...". I thought, what the heck? Does this woman even know what that saying means? It's supposed to be "Up and at 'em".

that's hilarious! Straw for brains.

Today, Kate wrote about a bird they'd apparently rescued. She twitted that it is a "morning dove".

First of all, my very sincere condolences to that poor bird. Being "rescued" by Kate is a fate I do not wish on any creature. And second, yet another example of how Kate's lifetime of inward focus has led to a general ignorance of commonplace knowledge.

Shoka's Understudy said...

Hey, Jenny O, I just read some of kates tweets and read about the bird rescue.

Also on there a fan tweeted her a picture of a 12 count'em 12 slice toaster that get ready is 1,600.00!

Then someone else suggested that maybe someone needs to call Jay and make him honor his promise. (that he would get her a high number sliced toaster).

There is nothing wrong with having 2 4 slice toasters have them going. Very inexpensive.

But I really don't see the need for kate to even have 1 4 slicer. She needs a 2 slicer, because she would cut one piece of toast into quarters.

If Jay Leno gets her that 12 slicer, I will shake my head, roll my eyes and say, grifter strikes again!

Camptown Races, Doo Dah Doo Dah said...

Cont. from reading her tweets. She is looking for a summer camp, and she is wanting to be the Camp Nurse.

Is this an idea for a show? Is this an idea of letting all the kids go half way across America and stay at a camp for free in exchange for kate to be the camp RN?

Maybe PurseBoy could be (in exchange for his room and board) could be a lifeguard, or camp meterologist, remember the weather alert at the pool party?

She doesn't give up, ever.

Shoka's Understudy

Brummygirl said...

"Morning Dove" ha ha I like that!! As far as Kate is concerned, ignorance is bliss!
I wonder what it is like in her Walter Mitty world?

Beth Carlson said...

Anyone catch Joan Rivers' "Fashion Police" last night? In her game "Starlet or Streetwalker", there was a photo of a woman wearing red high heeled sandals, Daisy Duke shorts, and a white tank, pumping gas. Face was blacked out and 2 of panel thought streetwalker, other 2 thought starlet. It was Kate Gosselin. Joan Rivers said that that should have been easy to guess as there were NO children around!!!

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

OMG....
Say it isn't so...
K8 wanting to be a camp nurse?
It is well documented "how well" she took care of her own kids' problems when they were much younger than kids of camping age. If any parent signs their kid up for camp while K8 is on duty, I would seriously question those parents' sanity (or lack of).
She (K8) has run and ruined her own kids' lives with the ever present cameras and now she wants to broaden her field of subjects by using other peoples' kids.
A new low in her quest to take the "high road"? It's not beyond her and TLC. She is self-serving and evil.

Jenny O said...

How about Kate just let the kids go to summer camp and she stay home and soak in her box of wine. Because if Kate goes along in any capacity, the kids can say goodbye to any chance for fun.

With the money Kate has, she should be able to easily foot the bill for a week's worth of summer camp for those kids.

I am a single mom and I found a way to send my child to summer camp for years.

But of course, Kate wouldn't spend any money on the wasteful idea of her kids having a week or two of fun. She'll dangle the idea and hope TLC bites and pays for the camp for her. Somehow, I don't think this idea will fly -- because the other parents will balk at having it all be filmed for K+8.

LOL Shoka's Understudy - Kate never stops angling for freebies, does she? A 12-slice toaster? If she got that, she'd then complain how it takes up too much counter space and now she needs a kitchen remodel!

RN in Reading too said...

Who would hire her as a nurse, NOW, FOR ANYTHING?

Me thinks she "burned that bridge" a very long time ago.

One needs GOOD references as well as her license, which she has kept up to date, but today a 4 yr RN is what is getting hired,I do know that, as I am an RN working on the 4 yr degree, being paid far less than someone with 2 yr degree.

She is done, that is it. No one cares about her kids.

Joan Rivers nails her to the cross, every chance she gets for what she did to those kids.

Most of the people in that industry hate having the reality actors make money, overnight, when they worked so hard on the art and craft of acting.

O-Hi-O said...

Summer Camp Nurse??? SERIOUSLY??

Because she so loves the outdoors and does so well in real camping situations??

Uh huh.

Oh, Yes, Indeed said...

She is done, that is it. No one cares about her kids.

$$$$$$$

I agree with your first sentence. It may be true that she will be history very soon, especially if the ratings continue to drop, oh, yes, she will, but people DO care about her children, or these blogs wouldn't be around to expose the exploitation of those children who are working to support their mother.

PA G-ma said...

Just a thought...
Summer camp nurses sign on for the SEASON, not just an hour or so to complete filming. No 5 star accommodations, Hooker heels. etc.
Go K8, GO!!! Kumbayah.

Jenny O said...

Joan Rivers said that that should have been easy to guess as there were NO children around!!!
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Joan takes every opportunity to bash Kate and I LOVE her for it. Go Joan, you are one of a kind!

Kate = Syrup of Ipecac said...

Beth Carlson said...

Anyone catch Joan Rivers' "Fashion Police" last night?
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I did not, but your post prompted me to search for it on YouTube.

Don't know if links are allowed. If so, the one below is hilarious! It's a blurb Joan Rivers made about Kate's look (Kate follows Cameron Diaz, at .18 of .37 seconds).
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1QBujWF_f84

"Ya know, maybe Kate just did a client in a car and she's at the car wash trying to remove that Congressman's smell, ya know."

Thanks, Beth, for the tip about Joan's Fashion Police!

Charlez said...

It is very telling that TLC has Kate+8 on at 10PM, when she is on at all.

They do realize how unappealing that show has become.

When they choose to fill a whole evening's schedule with shows such as My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding, Toddlers and Tiaras, and Freaky Eaters, you just know she is no longer part of what they hope to shock us with.


TLC is all about shock value these days, and Kate just ain't doing that no mo!

So DONE with the KON said...

What's up with TLC? Do they ever run promos for this show? I have been absolutely fascinated by My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding, so I've been tuning in to TLC on Friday nights and I sometimes watch on Sunday afternoons. During the 3 weeks or so that I have been waching the show, I have yet to see a commercial for Kate Plus 8. One night, they ran the commercial for 19 Kids and Counting so often, you would have thought it was the only show on the network! Are they having problems finding companies to pay for the spots? show? What's up, TLC?

Mary1438 said...

the Twit just twittered that the lawsuit had been dropped. Does she think no one reads the paper??? The judge ruled in the therapist's favor. The therapist has decided not to pursue the judgement ( which I will never understand ) Kate is tweeting that proves there was no case against her. blech , she is such a bore.

Leigh Ann said...

The Comcast TV magazine for June had I think one K+8 episode listed and it wasn't in the alphabetical list of shows. We just got the July magazine and it doesn't have it in the grid or in the list. That makes me think they're taking this on a week-by-week basis. I don't know why they don't just cancel it.

ncgirl said...

"Kate is tweeting that proves there was no case against her"

This is Kate twisting it to her own version. If the plaintiff had not dropped the case, Kate probably would have lost in appeals. A narcissist like Kate will take you to the Supreme Court because she is never wrong, of course.

"We just got the July magazine and it doesn't have it in the grid or in the list."

Kate tweeted the 6-27 show is the last until August.

Ride The Wild Surf said...

That makes me think they're taking this on a week-by-week basis. I don't know why they don't just cancel it.

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

Kate tweeted that there will be new episodes in August. According to her, they are still filming.

last2cu said...

She is such A KILL JOY!! She can suck all of the joy out of every moment and everything everyone of those kids do! The constant bitching, Give me a break! She screamed at one f the kids for touching her hair but Kate ate off of the trays and picked at the food..

I know that it everyone was wishing last year that they would film more of them at home, doing what they do..I now feel that all of this will make everyone hate her even more for all that she has been given.. The pool, kitchen everything is just over the top and out of reach for most of us.. I know that "she: paid for her home but....

And what ever happened to the solar panels? I have never seen them since they were put in?

kinman said...

If you look at her tweets from today, she is saying that her arms are so sore from something that they did while filming the show, and then, "nope..I'm not telling ya what it is"!. I am sort of feeling sorry for her as I think she is finally starting to feel that maybe interest is waning in her and the show and that people are not really caring that much what she is doing. She talks alot about how she really liked it when she was doing interviews, press tours etc.., and she uses past tense, like she knows most of that is probably over with. I think she is using Twitter now as a way to be her own publicist because the gossip sites are really not putting much out there anymore about her or the show anymore, and twitter is all she has.

logical said...

I think TLC only filming kate close to home and at home is probably the the surest way we have of knowing that the show is almost over. TLC doesnt care about those kids, they care whether those kids are making them money, when they no longer bring in money the perks go away, like we are seeing now.

I can almost hear the crying from kate in the background saying but i reallly wanted to go to london this year

txmom said...

There is no way she wrote the new TLC blog entry...know why? I would bet my last dollar she cannot spell 'conscious'...lol

What befuddles me more than anything, is her syrupy-sweet conversations on twitter with her teenage fans, gush how much she loves them, et al, then spews such hate at her kids. It boggles the mind.

Another thing I don't understand...why doesn't Jon have an extended summer visitation with the kiddos? Even if he is working, he can hire a babysitter during the week.

Amy2 said...

This is waaay off topic.

I was thinking about why in the world Kate keeps bashing Jon. I know one of the reasons is that she has to look good to her fans, poor me syndrome. But I think its more than that. Looking back at the people that are no longer in her life (Jodi, Kevin, etc.) by in large Kate kicked them out. Kate must control the situation and if she can't the people with opinions are gone.

Jon on the other hand was done with her abuse and controlling ways, and left her. Jon left her, Kate didn't kick Jon out. Kate used the kids as leverage to keep Jon in the marriage until Jon had had enough and left. The divorce was a year ago, Jon has moved on with his life and still Kate bashes him. Kate has to control everything and everybody. And if she can't do that, she will say bad things about the person. To his credit Jon has remained silent while Kate continues to verbally attack him in the media. This is the best thing Jon could do.

Fans, using the word loosely, will eventually tire of her and go on to the next celebrity. Jon will continue with his life, and the children will deal with the aftermath of this debakle. As for Kate she will always have her...I don't know what she'll have.

mummy said...

The sad part about this is, in reality kids grow up fast and start their own lives, and once they get a taste of freedom and are able to enjoy making their own decisions, I dont think they will be back. Kate will be alone and still thinking she is better than everyone else... and a goddess.
She is in for a frigtning wake up call.

Katharine said...

Can anyone verify the status of the Gosselin's dogs? Are they there or not? She said in Season 5 I think that the dogs went back to the breeder and that she would love to take them back some day - did she do that? If so, that is just plain awful on the parts of both Kate and that horrendous breeder.

ladybug said...

I read Kate's blog and couldn't believe what she said about Cara and Mady having a math tutor this summer. She says that the reason they have a math tutor is that they love their teacher so much and agreed to be tutored this summer in order to hang out weekly. Now that is the dumbest thing I ever heard. Who hires a math tutor and schedules them to come every week of the summer if your kid isn't behind in math. Give me a break. Doesn't happen.

heavennoseven said...

haha

The show featuring Kate as a sinlge mom and her eight kids debuted to 3.4 million viewers, but slowly dropped to and by the time the Australia episode aired it drew 1.4 million viewers.

Last week was the first time the show dropped below 1 million viewers and it has been speculated that 1 million is the breaking point for the show. Giving Monday's show a boost was the fact that the show still drew more than 900,000 viewers with its repeat airing at 10:30 p.m.

In the show, Kate and the kids give back by baking muffins and cookies to take to a local dialysis center where Kate used to work. It was typical fussbudget Kate obsessing about making a mess.

Sounding a little like Cinderella's evil stepmother she tells the kids "If your sugar spills, you will get down and pick up every granule and you know that I mean that."

"I'm not into messes, you know that," she says.

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ncgirl said...

"Can anyone verify the status of the Gosselin's dogs?"

I don't watch the show, but I believe there was an episode on getting one of the dogs back. The dog seems to have been on previous shows this season. Kate twittered the other dog is with another family so I assume that dog is gone.

Shoka's Understudy said...

Sounding a little like Cinderella's evil stepmother she tells the kids "If your sugar spills, you will get down and pick up every granule and you know that I mean that."

Who talks/threatens their children like this? kate.

kate, don't you have one of those mini-dust pans with a little whisk broom that the offending child could use to clean up his or her sugar granules?

That would be too easy. You must really get a kick out of treating/demeaning/threating your children just like you used to do Jon.

We know you mean it, too.

Sherry Baby said...

Last week was the first time the show dropped below 1 million viewers and it has been speculated that 1 million is the breaking point for the show.

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Nope.
April 18 - 0.874 million viewers
May 2 - 0.681 million viewers 4

Proud Canadian said...

Some of the older Kate fans on Twitter were asking Kate to follow some of her teen fans, claiming those teens were being "bullied" (which they weren't).

Kate said she'd look into it but she never followed those teens. Things like this has me convinced that she really doesn't care about/like her fans at all.

WonderButton said...

Oh, too bad! Another missed opportunity for Kate to "give back". She could have been champion to kids being cyber-bullied. Better yet, she could be champion to kids being "bullied" in plain sight, on tv, buffeted by harsh words as they are placed in contrived situations.

On a different note, I read a few weeks back where the koalas are suffering from chlamydia. Seriously. What happened to the "save the koalas" cause?

Leigh Ann said...

I read that about the twins' math tutor, too. Kate says she agreed to tutor the girls so that they could all spend more time together as they're all friends. If they were really friends (Kate and the teacher) she could invite the teacher over socially. People are legitimately friends with their students' families. So I doubt they're really friends. And Kate can't just come out and say the twins are a little behind in math because her kids have to be perfect, I guess. It's not a big deal that they need summer tutoring, lots of kids do. No one would think twice about it.

Kokomo, Cocktails, and Dreams said...

If they were really friends (Kate and the teacher) she could invite the teacher over socially.

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Not necessarily. I considered a few of my kids' teachers are good friends, but the teachers never visited our house for social get-togethers. The reason: favoritism. It's not always a good idea for a parent and a teacher to be close socially when that teacher still is, or will be, the child's teacher.

Jenny O said...

Of course Kate would spin the summer math tutor in a completely ridiculous manner. First, Kate is incapable of having any real friendships, so I call baloney on the "friendship" story.

Second, as others have pointed out, if the girls have a great bond with their math teacher, they could get together once or twice during the summer for a nice visit - no need to break open the math books!

The girls need tutoring in math in order to advance to the next grade. That's all and it's not a big deal. It only becomes a big deal because Kate is incapable of telling the truth, even for such a non-issue like this.

Leigh Ann said...

If they were really friends (Kate and the teacher) she could invite the teacher over socially.

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Not necessarily. I considered a few of my kids' teachers are good friends, but the teachers never visited our house for social get-togethers. The reason: favoritism. It's not always a good idea for a parent and a teacher to be close socially when that teacher still is, or will be, the child's teacher.
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And I had a friend whose teacher came over and played bridge with the friend's mom (and a few other people) every Saturday. I went to church with a few of my teachers and our families interacted socially a whole lot. But I can't see this situation as anything but what it is, plain old summer tutoring and there's nothing wrong with that. on the other hand, maybe if they hadn't missed a bunch of school for filming they wouldn't be having a hard time.

Kokomo, Cocktails, and Dreams said...

I went to church with a few of my teachers and our families interacted socially a whole lot.

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Socializing at church in a group is very different from socializing with a student's parents in a private home or a night on the town in a one-on-one relationship.

I'm not so sure that the reason they are behind in math, if indeed they are, is because they missed school. Some kids just need extra help in math, even if they had a perfect school attendance record. It could be the twins excel in language skills and have problems with math. It's not unusual to find that a child excels in one area and has difficulty in another.

Exhausted said...

And, as usual, Kate, why is it anyone's business if your children need a tutor?! (But if she was concerned about that, we wouldn't even know this family, would we?)

Anonymous said...

All of the google searches show KG may not make it thru 2011. Even her show can't make it in the 100 top cable shows.

Amy too

heavennoseven said...

In an early eppy they said that one of the twins was good at math. I think they fell behind becuase they dont get hwk homehelp and are always gone.


poor kids.

Shoka's Understudy said...

I thought of something when I read about the nice donated car seats that kate sold that were given to her.

The solar panels that Steve from This Old House put on, and oooh she was so mean to him and the crew, she got the energy tax credit, because I remember him telling her about it and she didn't think it was going to be much and when she heard 4K, that perked her up.

I believe not long after they left she had someone come and take them down and sold them. I also think either the chicken coop is in the barn or she sold it.

She would sell much worse if the police wouldn't get involved.