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140 comments:

Hannah said...

Okay, I was wondering does Jon have any custody in the summer or is just every other weekend/if shes not flimming?

I wonder if the tups will be in the first grade next year. I hope so.


Which grade are the twins entering? 5th?

ChurchMouse said...

"libraylady said...

...she sure is pushing again for her self-perceived "fame", on Twitter ... The desperation is, frankly, embarrassing. A latest tweet...

"RT @LEIGHSHAHAN1 @Kateplusmy8 You ever get nervous before going on live tv? NEVER.LOVE IT.HOPE IT'S MY FUTURE4EVER. I ENJOY COMMUNICATING!:)" "

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She enjoys communicating? How nice. It would be pleasant to see her try it sometime. Starting with her kids. (Barking orders doesn't count.)

O-Hi-O said...

"NEVER.LOVE IT.HOPE IT'S MY FUTURE4EVER. I ENJOY COMMUNICATING!:)"

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Someone at TLC needs to explain to K8G that the words 'communicating' and 'criticizing' are NOT synonymous.

Communication requires both giving information as well as seeking and receiving information from others.

From all we've seen over the years, K8G is both disinterested and incapable of seeking, processing, and valuing information from anyone else.

This, like everything else, is always blamed on everyone but herself: No one ever knows how to help OR communicate with her.

Let's ask her DWTS partner to grade K8G's ability to actually share a conversation and receive, process, and value the other person's conversational input.

K8G is one of THE most socially inept humans I've ever seen. What a joke.

KatesDirtyFlintstoneFeet said...

The man in the new "dating" episode named "Bobby" is an actor. I cant remember what show he used to be on, or his last name, but he's definately an ACTOR. Most likely PAID to flirt with Kate.

Barbara in VA said...

Ding-dong, isn't the witch dead already?

mummy said...

Communicating what??? Telling everyone she needs a man to walk all over and humiliate??????
Asking the public for more money????
Having another pity party???????
Hoping its her future forever???
I dont think so Kate.

Brummygirl said...

Kate's communication is stultification!!! Not that she would know what the word meant!!!

BobS said...

We were on vacation in South Dakota late last month. We stopped and shopped at dollar stores in Rapid City and Huron. They had Multiple Ble$$ing$ and Eight Little Faces. One store even had I Just Want To Let You Know. You can find K8's literary masterpieces in dollar stores from coast to coast and in between.

Can't See Sheep said...

Barbara in VA said...
Ding-dong, isn't the witch dead already?
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Yes, but I think we're dealing with zombie k8 now. Everything about her & her career seem so zombie like, just going through the motions on camera, being a mom & being human. It's all done in such a soulless, automaton manner.

And as we've all seen for sometime, she's in desperate need of brains!

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

Kate tweeted to her lovers that the episode on Monday will be the best one yet. Know why? Because it's her dream episode. Finally, she gets all the camera time without the 8 ankle biters stealing all the scenes. That's all she has ever wanted. Her own show. This one is it people. The stah strutting her stuff with that minion, Jamie. Two skanks on the town. Ugh. Now she goes on the Today show to talk about the new format for Kate plus 8, Horny Kate. You know, you have to feel sorry for her just a little bit. Imagine how difficult it will be for Kate to find someone who she thinks isn't after her for her money. That will be a big thing for her. If it was me, I would always be on guard and wondering if that person wanted me or my money. Be careful what you wish for Kate. You got what you wanted but did you?

Annie2 said...

"RT @LEIGHSHAHAN1 @Kateplusmy8 You ever get nervous before going on live tv? NEVER.LOVE IT.HOPE IT'S MY FUTURE4EVER. I ENJOY COMMUNICATING!:)" "

She is talking not communicating. Communicating sometimes involves talking. Talking on the other hand, dose not need to include communicating. I saw about 1 min of a KP8 episode in August. She was talking but the um and like made me so crazy. She was not able to communicate effectively so she has to say um and like 100,000,000 times.

Mary1438 said...

Kate, the great communicator : I don't like the "crowdation" Omg, did she really say that?

The Real Rainy Days And Sundays said...

Kate, the great communicator : I don't like the "crowdation" Omg, did she really say that?

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"crowdation
A charateristic that describes a vicinty with more people than it can hold comfortably.
Man, that bus had extreme crowdation." -- Urban Dictionary

Yes, she said it, but where did she hear it?

Khate is vile said...

Anyone know what the age is in PA when a child can determine which parent she wants to live with? In Ohio, it used to be 14.

I bet when Kara turns that magic #, that she will bemoving in with her dad. I feel so sorry for her. It is so obvious how much she hates her mother. :(

SmileyGrl752 said...

And as we've all seen for sometime, she's in desperate need of brains!

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First she needs a heart. A big one. Then I'd suggest brains.

No Fool Here said...

Let's not continue to let TLC made fools of us...Like we believe that Jamie just shows up to surprise Kate for a NYC birthday weekend...and the guys in the bar are strangers...one person said they were actors...I believe it...How coincidental to be sitting beside two guy their age and one has 4 children...This show is staged and scripted...I think the ratings for this show will be up...Please don't watch...Don't let your curiousity win...Cause then Kate wins...

so sick of her said...

Well, hopefully the tups will be in 1st grade, next year. I'm sure they will be tested to see, if all or 4 are ready for 1st grade. I would not be too surprised if the 2 that are being home schooled repeat kindergarden again. Or if even Kate will hold them all back a year. Cause we all know to Kate, they are a 6-pack, unit, team, not individuals, and she has done this already. PA official starting age for school is 8. Since, Kate has not said anything about them on tweeter. The Twins are going to 5th grade, in august/september. Poor kids, just giving to more treasing at school as they get older. Kate only care about Kate.

LancNative said...

Or if even Kate will hold them all back a year...

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Kate cannot hold them back. The school makes the placement decision. Kate can scream, spit, throw a hissy, stomp her feet, threaten to take all of them out, even sic Steve on them, but it is not up to her whether they go to first grade, are held back in Kindergarten or are put back into Junior Kindergarten!

It was different going from a church pre-school into Junior Kindergarten when all of them benefited, academically, from being kept together in the same grade. Being together in Junior K at the same school would have assured that all of them were on the same playing field when it came time for Kindergarten.

Not so anymore. This is an entirely different ballgame, this is LS, and Kate is no longer the head coach.

Amy too said...

If Kate is on the Today show Mon a.m. should be interesting to see who interviews her.

Wonder what would happen if Jamie gets offers for interviews? Wouldn't it?

SmileyGrl752 said...

Not so anymore. This is an entirely different ballgame, this is LS, and Kate is no longer the head coach.

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What's LS?

Warmth Of The Sun said...

If Kate is on the Today show Mon a.m. should be interesting to see who interviews her.

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No if's. She's primed and ready to go, early interview. According to the schedule, it's Meredith. Nothing interesting about that. She fluffs everything.

LancNative said...

What's LS?

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LS=Lower School, grades K-5
MS=Middle School, grades 6-8
US=Upper School, grades 9-12

Laurie said...

Khate is vile, no Cara does not hate her mother she loves her as all children love their mothers no matter how horrid they are. She does however hate what her mohter is doing to them.

Brummygirl said...

Mary1438 said...
Kate, the great communicator : I don't like the "crowdation" Omg, did she really say that?
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Probably the new dictionary word of the day...trying to impress Kate? Sorry it will not work, we know you are educationally unsound.

Can't See Sheep said...

I am curious though as to why Jaimie is allowed to make money off k8's family, as k8 put up such a fuss about Aunt Jodi who so graciously looked after the 8 & IS family, any ideas?

STLmommy said...

I agree with " No fool here" lets do our part to keep the ratings low.

WonderButton said...

Saw the Today Show interview. She mentioned an "exciting Easter episode", or something to that effect. So it's not "memories" anymore, it's now "episodes". The word "episodes" suggests staged activities for the cameras' sake.

I recall a line from a book that Kate used to quote all over sticky notes in her kitchen, "Mary kept all of these things in her heart." These things being memories of her son's childhood. What's in Kate's heart, I wonder? Is there no room in there for memories of special times with her kids?

Oh, and a line in Peter cottontail also comes to mind....."Who wants Easter eggs on the 4th of July?"

Protect8 said...

Today Show interview: Kate says going to NYC was a big deal because she doesn't have weekends away from the children to do something for herself. How long ago was the Kentucky Derby? Or were cameras following her in Kentucky? In Kate's imaginary celebrity world, being filmed means she is working.

Same ol' same ol' in the Meredith interview. NBC could have just shown an old interview with Kate and all of the questions and answers would be the same.

(and ewwwww - in the NYC clip the guy licking her foot was a disturbing image - wonder what the kids will make of it)

Rainbow68 said...

On the Today Show this morning, Kate acknowledged that her kids know the end of the show may be imminent. She said something about how they would be so sorry to see it end, etc. Even she realizes it's over.

Betty M said...

We did just see the great Katie Gosselin on The Today Show on the web site. This woman has many personalities, she was dressed like a mother, dress down to the knees. When asked about Jon, instead of just saying Things are working really well. She felt it necessary to Rate him and to add that the stability in his life is making the kids happier when they return from visiting him.

Kate can not avoid bashing Jon as though she is the Great Mother of the Year. This is so disturbing.

Meredith did the interview and Kate was only given 2.5 minutes, what is called a fill in interview, but enough time for Kate to add so much about Jon. She also added that Mady just asked her "if the show should go off the air, she would be very unhappy as she and all the kids love the filming"

Kate has to get that in, always.

Kate also answered, about Collin and Alexis, that they returned to K in school before the end of the semester and everything is okay, they will all be a 6 pak again.

Now lets all count the interview shows she isn't on and start with the View, no listing of Kate for this weeks' shows.

O-Hi-O said...

"Saw the Today Show interview. She mentioned an "exciting Easter episode", or something to that effect. So it's not "memories" anymore, it's now "episodes". The word "episodes" suggests staged activities for the cameras' sake."

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Recalling how she went off the deep end criticizing Jon for referring to their show's 'seasons'.

"Seasons" are verboten, yet "episodes" are ok? Only on Planet Kate.

She's crazy.

Vanessa said...

How can she say she doesn't get many weekends to herself? If Jon has them EVERY OTHER WEEKEND, then she has EVERY OTHER WEEKEND to herself! Wouldn't we alll love every other weekend to ourselves??
She should have saved that weekend away for the summer since she'll have the kids allll day until September. I'm curious to know if Jon maybe works on the weekends he doesn't have the kids?

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

I had the Today Show on and LMAO at the shots of K8 in the studio prior to the actual "interview ?" . She looked sooo plastic, kind of like the life size blow up dolls. There were 2 instances of her that I saw and in both, the expression was the same.

Who the heck does she think she is in commenting on Jon's private life? She is so jealous of him and his happiness that she can't and won't let go. She is still a controlling and manipulating dumbazz. Yet, by forcing him out of the McMansion and divorcing him was the only good thing that she ever did even though the "plan" backfired and the results were not what she expected.

A real single mamma said...

How can she say she doesn't get many weekends to herself? If Jon has them EVERY OTHER WEEKEND, then she has EVERY OTHER WEEKEND to herself! Wouldn't we alll love every other weekend to ourselves??
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She has to always make herself sound long-suffering, over-worked with 8 children always underfoot, etc.

I get one Saturday a month to myself, and sometimes that even gets cancelled. Kate griping because she only gets every other week-end, not to mention having a nanny and housekeeper to take care of the children and house for her, irks me no end.

SmileyGrl752 said...

In Kate's imaginary celebrity world, being filmed means she is working.

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It's called work when the kids are filming, so why wouldn't it be work when Kate films? Oh wait, because she actually ENJOYS it, whereas the poor kids have no say in whether they want to or not, and what can be edited out, etc.

What's LS?

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LS=Lower School, grades K-5
MS=Middle School, grades 6-8
US=Upper School, grades 9-12

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Thanks!

Amy too said...

You all have to go to Billy Bush' afternoon show. He and some women and Kate(while she sat in a NY studio, guess TLC is not flying her around any longer) and Billy and co host in LAX.

As soon as Kate starting commenting on Jon, Billy stopped asking questions, his co host asked how much do you pay a babysitter for 8 kids, per hr. Kate was getting frustrated as the co host took over and then asked about Jon and Kate said he "only" takes them 4 days a month and she wishes he wanted more days. Billy asked how Jon is and Kate was, once again, her "oh I think he has a job now" and Billy asked what he did and Kate said "I don't really know, something about panels, solar" and Billy said that is great, he can work on my house.

Let me tell you, Kate was not happy during that interview. She couldn't see them, she had that thing in her ear and she didn't realize how "ugly" her faces were when answering instead of smiling and being nice.

Billy's co host shut her down with putting all the time on have a babysitter and the cost and the co host even was figuring about 40 dollars an hour, but Kate said "it's more like MY WHOLE SALARY MINUS 10 DOLLARS"

I am still laughing. No trip to LAX.

Her days truly are numbered and she also said that the kids love the filming, they are 8 in a family, tough kids, they have better insight to themselves, blah, blah, blah.

Think she got maybe 5 min. Don't know if they will replay that tonight, but think it will get chopped up.

We heard that Baby Mama closed down her web site due to nastiness, is this true?

She blamed family time and the nastiness of people, she hasn't posted since 5/27/11. Someone in my office said she and her posters have been served with some notice about harrassing and trying to get other Bloggers fired.

Does anyone know what is going on?

WonderButton said...

What station/network is Billy Bush on?

Christy said...

It was Ziggy's blog that is no longer there. If you go to her blog there is some sort of crazy message to all her followers.

The Sky's The Limit said...

"oh I think he has a job now"

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What she said was, “He’s actually working now, he has a job, so he has a different focus...” Quite different from "I think he has a job now." She confirmed that he has a job. Thee interview is available online.

You can tell you co-workers that Baby Mama did not close down her blog. It was Ziggy who closed her blog. Ziggy and BM are not one and the same.

O-Hi-O said...

Whuuut???? Katie Couric has been chosen over Kate Gosselin for a new talk show???? Shocking.

P.S. - WHY does Billy Bush gush all over K8G? Blech. So much for his credibility.

Murf said...

I am trying to compile a video of Khate's awful parenting skills, in order to show some parents I coach how not to parent. Anyway, I would really like a video of Khate's "heart to heart" with Collin in the Gosselins, Gouhls and Goblins episode. Could anyone help me find somewhere to watch this episode?

fidosmommy said...

I recall a line from a book that Kate used to quote all over sticky notes in her kitchen, "Mary kept all of these things in her heart." These things being memories of her son's childhood.

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Not quite. Jesus had just been visited by the shepherds while he was still in the stable. Not many childhood memories to recall at this point. He was a newborn.

Mary pondered what had been said directly to the shepherds, words they shared with Mary when they arrived at the stable. What they had been told was that the Savior, Christ the Lord had been born "unto them" and could be found in a stable.

My point is not to push Christianity here, but to say that for Kate to compare this Scripture phrase with her own family is beyond anything I've ever heard.
Who does she think these children are? How is this comparison even possible? To compare how her children's destiny was to save her from having to actually go to a real job and to save her from obscurity to the Christian view of Jesus' destiny, well I'm stunned.

Sometimes we can really abuse religion to make it work for our
own unfounded thoughts.

Tizzie said...

Amy too said...

We heard that Baby Mama closed down her web site due to nastiness, is this true?

Does anyone know what is going on?
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It doesn't appear to be closed down as she has put up a new post about the Access Hollywood interview and birthday episode

pinkdiamond611 said...

Exciting! Easter! Episode! Memorial Day has passed. Still have no clue why the Today show keeps putting her on. Your accounts say she was on for a couple of minutes. What happened to the THREE HOUR interview?

Brummygirl said...

I haven't seen the Today video but B.M. looking through her rose coloured glasses, stated:
"Kate spoke positively about her relationship with Jon!"
Thus speaks the mind of a Sheeple!!

A real single mama said...

Some of the posters here know so much more about all things Kate-related than I do :) For instance, I've never heard of this Ziggy person who closed down her blog.

Thanks to those who posted some info on the interviews they saw (Kate with Billy Bush, and Kate on Today Show?). I don't watch either one.

Shoka'a Understudy said...

It makes me so mad that kate has an agenda, to go on tv and bash Jon, say the kids are going to be sad about the filming stopping.

Can't wait to find the Billy Bush interview and LMHinneyO!

Debbie H said...

Well, I have to say this...I am 8 minutes into the trainwreck known as Kate Plus 8...OMG...I am in shock...I truly had no idea it could even sink this low..This will absolutely be the kiss of death to the few viewers that are left...I don't think a limo riding margarita drinking Kate Gosselin leaving a crying Cara at the door is going to bring back viewers...just my humble opinion...

fidosmommy said...

ZiggyFlo closed down her blog. She gives a reason, but it is not
an accepted reason by some blogs. It is thought she may have closed it down because of the libelous
things she was saying, and it could have got her into trouble.
Or, she might have closed it down for the reasons she stated. Who knows?

HateKate said...

Haven't been on here for awhile- and just HAD to comment on Kate on Showbiz Tonight-
She had to through Jon under the bus, and when asked if she thought Reese's comment on MTV was correct, that you don't have to show your parts, have a sex tape...etc..., was appropriate, all she could do and be defense and say that doesn't apply to me!!! WHAT a WENCH!!!

STLmommy said...

Caught the last 15 mins or so and thought TLC purposely showed footage to make you wonder about the relationship between her and Jamie. On a side note she is so cold towards her children and complains about everything. So negative!

Payson48 said...

Didn't watch the show - DON'T want that woman in my house. Did watch Showbiz Tonight and Kate was all smiles in the 1st segment then after the break and AJ Hammer brought up Reese Witherspoons' comment about "reality" celebs. Kate gave him the "evil eye" for the rest of her interview!! Don't think she cared for the questions the viewers asked her either!!!

Payson48 said...

The interviews today all seems to ask about her dating in the near future. The woman is NEVER alone to be approached by a man. Either Jamie or Steve is with her-or both of them. What man would "put up with her" anyway.

hannah said...

Why was Cara crying? She couldnt go to her dads(was it his weekend) but they had to flim.

I`m glad that Jon is not going on shows to defends on the lies she says about him. I know he does it for his kids for them to have a tiny bit of hope that this will all end.


Kate, you wish Jon wanted them more. How about when he didnt want to take them away for weeks. Don`t you think that speaks voulumes about how much he wantas them.


Kate, you think the kids will be sad when the show ends. They look sad already when you shove jet them all over.


Kate, you dont like younger boys. Age is just a #. Jon seems way more mature then you and hes younger.

Warmth Of The Sun said...

Ziggy closed her blog yesterday and opened it back up today, with an explanation that she was encouraged to do so. Sigh...

UGH!!!!!gag said...

How exactly did this sham of a "weekend away" differ from all her usual shoots and interviews? Oh yeah... paid admirerers, paid fans, paid "best friend". Could their couch yin/yanging be any more contrived? Why do they have the same hair, necklace and makeup? Why was jamie wearing a top previously seen on Kate? Pitching for a Kate-centric show needing a sidekick, tlc?? Going the "sexy" route?? A grown woman in a drunken grownup situation letting a paid man lick her foot knowing it will be shot and shown to her small children is not sexy or interesting. It IS, however, disturbing and vomit inducing. Hack (fits both Kate and the sound coming out of me right now).

1momski said...

Just read the interview of Perez Hilton with Kate. Did you know that Jon has stopped screaming at her? http://perezhilton.com/2011-06-06-kate-plus-eight-returns-perez-hilton-interviews-kate-gosselin

Although I have to admit that Kate makes me want to scream

I Hear a Train a Coming said...

It just occurred to me that Khate talking about Jon like she does is for the kids' benefit to see and hear, not caring about the millions of others as long as she gets it in for the kids. Not realizing that bashing the father of the 8 beautiful kids he provided for her is a big part of her downfall. The song You're So Vane comes to mind but more like You're So Shallow you think the show is about you, about you, not.

If she talks about their dad like that on national TV can you imagine what she says at home she let's or hair down (or puts it back in a headband) and gets her frown on.

Amy2 said...

I am not a Kate fan, honestly. But I do not understand why all of the people who interview Kate MUST ask her about Jon.

I do think she tries to deflect these questions with not much of an answer. I don't think she wants these questions and would rather talk about herself, her show, her kids, her trips, but not about Jon.

Being divorced, it is almost as if she will never be Kate Gosselin but always Jon and Kate Gosselin.

True, she has been brutal in the past about how terrible Jon is and that is how she got publicity but now you can see the look on her face when the questions come about Jon. She wants him to disappear and start her career/brand without any mention of Jon. I can understand that.

She should just leave TV after this contract expires and totally keep her life out of the public. Perhaps then she can really get herself psycho analyzed find out how to go on with life and start over again in life.

After all, the whole family has lived their lives in the public eye, even how the kids do in school.

Jon and Kate both screwed up, now go away, at least for a year, and Kate go to school to learn how to communicate if you, alone, want to return to TV with a small cable show about anything, but keep those kids off of TV.

Damage is done, but it doesn't have to go on, does it? Licking your foot? How sad is all of that, you are in the toilet. I am nwt flushing you down, whoosh....why did you have to get drunk on TV, haven't you embarrassed your kids enough?

Guess not, you will not get it. Everyone in the show business world is making fun of you. Why would you go along with all of this.

Rainbow68 said...

Distressed to see Cara crying. It's almost abusive to show this. Kate remarked that the less she's away, the harder it is on the kids. Yet, earlier she said that her bedroom is a mess because her suitcases are always there. It all seemed contrived. Seeing the man lick Kate's foot was gross. But I have to say, that I did something I've never done with a "Kate Plus 8" episode: I fell asleep. I don't know what happened the last 10-15 minutes.

marilyn said...

I was reading through the comments here and saw ziggyflo mentioned. I didn't know what it was so googled it and there it is, only out of business for 1 day. I scrolled down and there was my name and google account ready for me to comment.

I may have commented here once before. I tried twice in the last 2 days but wasn't able to. I think I am set now to comment here. But how is it that ziggyflo has me already and I've never been there before in my life, since I never heard them mentioned. Frankly, I worry that there may be a danger commenting there if I chose to do so. Not that I had anything to say, but the comment box is right at the bottom of the scroll.

Does anyone know if there is an adverse effect to posters on that site?

O-Hi-O said...

"the less she's away, the harder it is on the kids."

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I'm sure Jon agrees - that, in the case of K8G, less is more, that is, the less time spent with K8G, the happier everyone is.

Including viewers.

Go permanently away, Kate Gosselin, you wannabe/has been no talent.

Brummygirl said...

Amy2 said...
I am not a Kate fan, honestly. But I do not understand why all of the people who interview Kate MUST ask her about Jon.
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I guess the answer to that is, they know how it sparks off her, they like to see her reaction. Let's face it, asking about Jon and their relationship is a lot more interesting to them than asking about Watch Kate Jump, Watch Kate Scream, Watch Kate..period!!!!

SmileyGrl752 said...

.I don't think a limo riding margarita drinking Kate Gosselin leaving a crying Cara at the door is going to bring back viewers...just my humble opinion...

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Why was Cara crying?



Kate, you dont like younger boys. Age is just a #. Jon seems way more mature then you and hes younger.
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Kate doesn't like younger boys? That's odd. I seem to remember her acting like a little girl, whining and throwing tantrums whenever something didn't go her way.

CakeIsGreat said...

When people go on talk shows a "pre-interview" is done. Sometimes its for the persons benefit, other times its for the host. I recall Alyson Hannigan once saying if you go off the "pre interview" script on Leno, he gets furious that he has to react off the cuff. Often the person being interviewed will submit a list of topics they would like to discuss, especially say what is off limits. Kate could choose to have all talk of Jon off limits. She doesn't. I would not be surprised at all if its Kate's camp deciding to bring up Jon, not the interviewers (if you notice when real celebrities make the talk show rounds, each interview often sounds very similar to each other, the pre-interview process is why.) Kate needs Jon. She used him as her punching bag for years, which is a big factor in how she got her "fame"--- the J&K fights. Of course she is not going to give that up easily. She must keep her schitck going to appease the dwindling group of fans. In Kate's world it's all about Kate, what is best for her kids still is not a priority for her.

Joannie said...

Amy2 said...

I am not a Kate fan, honestly. But I do not understand why all of the people who interview Kate MUST ask her about Jon.

I do think she tries to deflect these questions with not much of an answer. I don't think she wants these questions and would rather talk about herself, her show, her kids, her trips, but not about Jon.


Those are not journalistic interviews, they are more like informercials. Arranged between TLC's publicity department and the network/interview-show, the questions are at the very least pre-screened and the answers rehearsed. If Kate is asked about Jon it's because TLC's publicists have decided it's in the best interest of promoting the Gosselin brand.

Payson48 said...

Did anyone see the Duggars on with Hoda and Kathie Lee? Kate could take a lesson on how to parent with LOVE NOT FEAR. The Duggars are so well behaved on interviews and look to be very happy. ON THE OTHER HAND the Gosselin kids are jumping all over the furniture or else "huddled" together=safety in numbers,as they say. Never know what to expect with Gosselins. Either high on sugar or the opposite and in a daze. Too bad.

Payson48 said...

Now that Meredith is leaving the Today Show-who will be doing the FLUFF interviews=kate?
So glad Chris has moved on from the parking lot photog job!!! Don't miss kate in her "lot lizard" outfits-at all. Interesting that she has different outfits for interviews-conservative and then oooochie for the parking lot photos!! Why is that kate?

Shady Maple said...

If Jon is really only seeing the kids four days a month (according to Kate--but who the heck can believe her?), I wonder if he's fighting this. I can't imagine only seeing my kids that rarely. You barely know them if two weeks go by without seeing them. If the kids said they wanted to see him half the time, I believe the judge would listen. I had so many friends growing up whose parents had complete 50-50 custody, and this was in the 1980's! But does Jon want this?

I don't like the idea of the kids bouncing around from place to place all the time, but they need to be with a loving parent more than four days a month. Just because Kate is wretched, many of us assume Jon is a wonderful parent. Sometimes I just wonder if Jon is content to be a part-time parent. Those poor kids really do live like orphans. If he wanted more time with them, I think a clip of last night's show with Kate leaving them to go skeezing it up in NYC with Cara crying would be enough evidence for him to get them two weeks a month!

Red Sky At Night said...

Those poor kids really do live like orphans. If he wanted more time with them, I think a clip of last night's show with Kate leaving them to go skeezing it up in NYC with Cara crying would be enough evidence for him to get them two weeks a month!


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He has a job! What is he going to do - hire a sitter in the summer while he's at work? I imagine he is dead tired when he gets home. When school is in session, and they get home at 4 p.m., is he going to request to leave work early to meet the bus, or would he have to hire a sitter until he gets home?

henpecked said...

Kate made up yet another new word in the Perez interview:
"I'm not a confronter-ish person"

kinman said...

Many dads get their kids every other weekend, which would equal 4 days per month. Kate should not act like he should have them more often. Maybe that is as often as he can have them, since he is likely working a full-time job. He is not working a schedule like she has, where she films sometimes, lounges around the pool, and rides a limo into NYC to get her hair done. Granted, some will say he brought alot of this onto himself, but you have to give him credit for living a normal life now and staying out of the limelight and keeping his kids out of it too. Maybe 4 days a month is all he can have, based on his work schedule. I'm sure he would like to see the kids more often.

O-Hi-O said...

Kate made up yet another new word in the Perez interview:
"I'm not a confronter-ish person"

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All evidence to the contrary. All we've ever seen K8G do is confront and criticize everyone around her.

She seems to have absolutely zero self knowledge. Her view of herself stands in sharp contrast to what she has shown us, telling us what we have seen of her is real, as in "Ours is the REALEST reality tv show..."

Momof2 said...

This is hilarious! They have Kate pegged!
http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/katie-couric-spoofs-kate-gosselin-196177

Shady Maple said...

Red Sky At Night said...

He has a job! What is he going to do - hire a sitter in the summer while he's at work? I imagine he is dead tired when he gets home. When school is in session, and they get home at 4 p.m., is he going to request to leave work early to meet the bus, or would he have to hire a sitter until he gets home?
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Many parents have jobs. So every parent who has a job should be excused from parental duties 26 days out of the month? And a lot of those parents are tired at the end of the day, too. It's part of the job of being a parent.

Pony said...

I seriously doubt that Kate has allowed him to have the kids more than two weekends a month. She's way too much of a control freak. Plus, if he had the kids more, she wouldn't be able to whine about how hard it is to be a "single mom doing it all."

Jenny said...

First of all, Kate complaining that Jon only has the children four days per month is ridiculous, since that was her own doing. I believe Jon would like to have the children more often, but Kate fought it and won. (I'm not privy to court documents, so perhaps I'm wrong, but I do believe Jon would like to have the children more often than 2 week-ends per month)

Second, every one who has children ought to be prepared to figure out how they will handle child care issues. It is not just the moms who need to deal with this -- fathers should also take their equal part.

But that's not what this blog is about, so I won't go into that issue any further.

My only hope is that as the children get older, they are able to have more access to their father, and spend time away from Kate's presence. I don't think she has any redeeming qualities as a mother or a person, and I think being in her presence is toxic. She sucks all joy out of the room, and it's so sad those 8 children have been burdened with her as their mother. Let us all hope that as they get older and they stop making money for her, she will hand them off to their father to care for. It would be the best thing that ever happened to them.

Red Sky At Night said...

Many parents have jobs. So every parent who has a job should be excused from parental duties 26 days out of the month? And a lot of those parents are tired at the end of the day, too. It's part of the job of being a parent.

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Of course they do, but the question wasn't answered. If, as a single father, he is away all day, who is going to care for the kids from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. (his work is some distance away)? Wouldn't having all-day child care defeat the whole purpose of him having custody for two weeks a month? If they are going to be cared for by a nanny during the day, they might as well stay at home.

so sick of her said...

Well, Kate has a new sitter, it called the pool(this is called cheap vacation). Because Kate does not know what to do with her kids, unless TLC comes to film. That is why she keeps mentioning the pool.

Shady Maple said...

Of course they do, but the question wasn't answered. If, as a single father, he is away all day, who is going to care for the kids from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. (his work is some distance away)? Wouldn't having all-day child care defeat the whole purpose of him having custody for two weeks a month? If they are going to be cared for by a nanny during the day, they might as well stay at home.
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I don't want to get off topic. All I know is that working parents, especially single parents, have to work out these issues all the time. But Jon seeing his kids four days a month (if this is true) is not enough if he's their only loving parent, so maybe time with a sitter wouldn't be as bad (it wouldn't be my first choice) if they got to see him a lot of days.


I seriously doubt that Kate has allowed him to have the kids more than two weekends a month.
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It's not up to Kate. It's up to a judge...if Jon wants them more than that. If he doesn't, that's a tragedy.

JD in PA said...

In our local paper there is a blog post summarizing the Katie Couric spoof on Jimmy Kimmel. It seems like she nailed it!

href=http://blogs.mcall.com/tvwatchers/2011/06/-katie-couric-spoof-katie-plus-80.html

Kit said...

So Kate would like the kids to see Jon more than 4 days/month? Then why on earth would she drag them to New Zealand and Australia during the Christmas holiday they were SUPPOSED to spend with their dad, even going to court to convince a judge it was necessary?

Yeah, she HAS to have a big mouth, to fit in all those big feet she keeps shoving in there...

cali-girl said...

This is hilarious! They have Kate pegged!
http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/katie-couric-spoofs-kate-gosselin-196177

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You must watch Katie Couric's spoof on Jimmy Kimmel's show: It's called Katie Plus Eighty!

klm said...

I'm a big fan of Katie Couric, but that was funny!

NEPAmom said...

Just saw in my facebook page that Kate will be on our local rock/alternative radio station this morning at 10:50 AM. http://www.979x.com/ that is the link if anyone is interested.

Not sure why??!? Seems kind of odd to me but ewwwwwwwwwww anyway.

Jenny said...

If anyone in the area listened in to Kate's interview of that local rock/ alternative music station, I'd be interested to hear how it went. It seems like DJ's for a rock station would probably not be the type to fawn all over Kate and ask her where she gets her nails done.

I think the fact that Kate is consenting to appear on local radio shows indicates that she's feeling anxious about the fate of her own show. In seasons past, I am sure she would have felt this sort of publicity was beneath her and would have refused to bother.

I hope someone did tune in!

Exhausted said...

I like 97.9, but it seems a far cry from the View and Larry King. How the mighty have fallen!

Philadelphia Worker said...

I am curious though as to why Jaimie is allowed to make money off k8's family, as k8 put up such a fuss about Aunt Jodi who so graciously looked after the 8 & IS family, any ideas?


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Because Jaimie does what she is told to do by Kate. She is not telling Kate how to raise her children. She tells Kate she "never gets a break from her kids and time to herself" Jaimie also is not an overly attractive woman like Jodi or Beth. I was surpised that Jaimie was a personal trainer, but when I saw her I realized that she had the look of a weight lifter with the larger shoulders, shorter than Kate and with large thighs or muscular thighs. When you look at Kate and Jaimie in person, Jaimie is not feminine looking like Kate is. That is my personal opinion, as I was across the street from both of them until we were chased away.

As for Jaimie not having custody of her children, there are more mothers giving up custody of their children these days that you realize. Some women have children, not because they wanted to, but it happened, and they realize they do not want to be mothers. The fathers make a better parent. Jaimie could have realized this. Plus she may not have had the funds to raise her children like her husband could have.

I would not be surprised to see Jaimie start living at the house with Kate, if filming continues.

Since she tells Kate how great she is, also has access to the freebies at Ted's salon, the limo ride. Why would she not stay with the show while it films? Jaimie needs a buddy to travel with.

Ashley is a college student? So she is not a traveling buddy the same age as Kate, she is more of a playmate for the kids, right? JMO

Pattypanda said...

If and it's a very big IF, Kate wanted more time with their dad for the kids, why doesn't she put her big girl pants on and have Jon over one night a week. They could swim in her beloved pool, order a pizza or put some burgers on the grill. Why not, because Kate is to selfish. Kate will never put her children before herself, she would rather complain about anything and everything. I've heard of many divorced parents being civil for the sake of children to have a family dinner one night a week. During school he could help w/ homework, school projects. Because of Kate, he is missing a lot of daily activities with his kids. If he wants another kid with Ellen down the line, who can blame him.

fidosmommy said...

I understand Ashley has recently graduated from Liberty University.
I don't know her major. It may be education or early childhood development for all I know. This job with the Gosselins might be a resume builder for her.

RE: Jamie moving in with Kate. I guess Jamie better have a chat with her new husband about that.

Julianna said...

Worker said,

I would not be surprised to see Jaimie start living at the house with Kate, if filming continues.

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And Dr. Kirk Stubbs will move right in there with her?

O-Hi-O said...

THANK YOU for the heads up on "Katie + 80"! Now THAT's funny!

Kate Gosselin is a study in ego and arrogance overuling reality.

K8G seems to think of herself as such a stah!, despite the fact that she is the absolute butt of jokes by so many of those who have discernible talent & charisma and, so, have actually 'made it'in the tv venue.

Kate Gosselin seems the only one who does not get that she's become a joke. She really needs to retire her "Mirror, Mirror, On The Wall". Like Kate, her mirror LIES.

JustWow said...

Why wouldn't Jamie stay there?

Purse-boy sleeps there, and he's married!

Uptown Girl said...

JustWow said...

Why wouldn't Jamie stay there?

Purse-boy sleeps there, and he's married!

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That's easy. He is PAID to be there; PAID to keep her out of trouble; PAID to supervise the landscaping; PAID to take drinks away from her at a bar; PAID to give her advice on the size of her new bra; PAID to insist the photos on fans' cellphones are deleted; PAID to clear out the ladies' room for her... MONEY TALKS, wives are secondary in importance.

Jamie isn't a PAID lackey, as far as we know. Perhaps in the future?

Mary Ann of Lancaster said...

Kate has the twins to babysit now, so you gotta bet she leaves them with the kids to go do her ego things like mani, pedi, orange glowing.

Cara crying? Doesn't matter to Kate as long as the camera got the crying on film. Which we saw. Guess the kids didn't know they were going to be alone again. Being with Ashley is not like being with your parents. No real family or friends OR we would have seen them, like the bestfriend Jaime.

No matter what happens, Kate will stay focused on allowing more films being filmed and continue this way until she has no publicity, no blogs like that speaking about her and no longer has to check her pink cell phone.

So Kate will do the radio shows, no matter how low she has gotten in ratings, she is stuborn and determined. She has a thick skin and she doesn't mind being made a joke of because that means she is still topical news. Katie Couric just gave her more publicity. Kate G loves it.

Yeah the kids are sad, very sad but they aren't homeless and they have a nice home to live in, so their parents only cared about making money off of them, what happens next?

They write books or they go to sanitoriums or they appear on reality shows, maybe a few of them will just go to college, disappear from view and lead normal lives.

Only Kate will be the one who will really suffer as no one, not a soul visits her.

Unbelievable said...

So, here is one of Kate's tweets from yesterday

Kateplusmy8 Kate Gosselin
@ @MeggyW777 Sure would... At some point :) kids are dying at this point to have a(nother) dad... Them more than me, lol

Absolutely unbelievable! Implying they need a dad. How does she live with herself after making comments like this. There is no excuse. She has put it out there for everyone to see, she can't take it back now, how will she explain this to her children.

Take Me Out To The Ballgame said...

"Kate has the twins to babysit now, so you gotta bet she leaves them with the kids to go do her ego things like mani, pedi, orange glowing..."

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Betcha she doesn't. There is no way that she leaves two 10-year-olds in charge of six 7-year-olds. That's why she has nannies. It's not the twins' job to supervise their siblings, and if word every got out that she left all of them alone, you better believe that Children and Youth Services would be all over it.

Exhausted said...

Wow, that tweet truly is unbelievable. She is so downright hateful. I think this is what always prevented her from becoming a big deal when she had so many opportunities--she has an ugly, petty side to her that she can't turn off, and this has been her undoing. I guess we shouldn't be surprised though. She let TLC rake Jon over the coals without standing up for him as the father of her children. What a cruel woman. How does she not know better?

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

"the kids are dying to have a(nother) dad?"

This statement is full of crap.
In the recent past, K8 said that the kids called her constantly when they were at Jon's during visitation and begged to come home. Yet. the "drop-off" incident, where the kids were wailing in the van at the end of the driveway, contradicted her statement.

The latest tweet seems to be her way of justifying her nightlife prowling to snag a date or a rich husband, After all, she is doing it for the kids. Guess she kinda liked the "leg licking".

Waiting for the clock to strike twelve and she goes away for good.
...on the other hand, I hope she does find someone, preferably one with kids. lots of kids, who a mirror image of her.

Mary Ann said...

I thought I read on this site that Kate is being played on TV in Europe and New Zealand (and the reason she went there) so possibly she will get residuals on every tape every produced as Jon will also. It is the children who will not receive these checks.

Plus there is all the books, DVDs that are sold, even shirts are for sale. So it is hard for me to believe that when Kate renegotiated her contract that she had some pull at that time with a 10 million viewers and a really good atty.

I also think she pays big bucks for PR people that is how she gets those invites to things like the Kentucky Derby or any other place where she is invited and all expenses are paid. Unfortunately, most of those are disappearing, aren't they?

Sailing On An Emerald Bay said...

I thought I read on this site that Kate is being played on TV in Europe and New Zealand (and the reason she went there) so possibly she will get residuals on every tape every produced as Jon will also

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I'm not sure that this is true with reality television. While musicians/songwriters get paid when their songs are played, I don't think it works that way when one is under contract with a reality show production.

I would think that it is the production company that takes care of all of the publicity done for the show, which would contribute in her getting air time on talk shows, invitation to special events. I can't imagine that she is paying for that out-of-pocket.
Perhaps someone here knows the answer.

cali-girl said...

"the kids are dying to have a(nother) dad?"
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"another" dad? They have one already.

On so many levels, this statement makes me sad. At the very least, what a diss to Jon, especially with Father's Day coming up this Sunday.

O-Hi-O said...

While channel surfing just now, Kate's Big B'day Trip is playing here again.

WTH is with her supposed BFF sporting the same basic 'do as K8G? For women this age, this seems so juvenile.

I agree with the previous poster who observed that TLC finally realized that K8 by herself is completely unwatchable (no matter how many re-inventions they try to float by viewers), and, so, had to come up with a Jon Replacement. Enter this alleged 'best friend' to play K8G's more human, more likable foil on camera.

This alleged friend looks a little rode hard and put up wet, as does K8G these days.

Things must really be desperate on Planet Kate these days.

Shoka's Understudy said...

Why did Jamie wear kate's b and w blouse on the night out in NYC?

Why does Jamie have the same kind of hair do that kate does?

I feel sorry for the Dr. Jamie married. She acted single on the night out on the town.

Full House at the McMansion. The Kids, Jamie and kate bunk together, according to kate. PurseBoy in the Basement and now the Dr. in the Garage. (snark)

Guess kate got another wish on her bucket list. 2 more "dads" for the kids.

Sharla said...

There are individual threads (posts) for tonight's episodes.

Shoka's Understudy said...

The kids were blowing party horns, and being kids, and it was annoying kate. kate said, blow your horns. Then the camera closed in on her and she said, If you can't blow your horn and be annoying, when can you?

Remember Leah blowing the whistle outside and she got a bad spanking for it?

She needs to be committed.

Sydney said...

Kate and her "best friend," eh?

"Only friend" would be more accurate. And how long will that last?

O-Hi-O said...

"Kate and her "best friend," eh?

"Only friend" would be more accurate. And how long will that last?"

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Only as long as K8G is willing to share the spotlight, camera-time, and TLC's $ with her.

vltaylor said...

Kate just confirmed on her Twitter account that she and the kids are going back to Tenn to film again. She was "hell bent on attending" another fund raising effort.

Kat said...

Her numbers must be improving if TLC is funding another trip

bj said...

Her numbers were 1.434
Viewers 18-49 .6. I got these from an official website, so they must be real. It said final figures.

I have an idea that the target audience, 18-49 is where they want her numbers to be over 1.something. This says to me that alot of the tweeters are young teenagers and they are not the audience that the show is pitched to. Who knows. Anything can happen.
It also said that the rating was for cable and SD. What is SD? I am just not familiar with all these catagories.

O-Hi-O said...

"This says to me that alot of the tweeters are young teenagers and they are not the audience that the show is pitched to"

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This makes perfect sense to me, since K8G's personality is that of an immature, egocentric teen. The kind who considers herself Queen of the Cool Kids, and, so, makes fun of everyone else.

No one with any class, sophistication, meaningful life experience & the wisdom gleaned from that experience is willing to waste their time watching (muchless Tweeting with) the likes of Kate Gosselin.

I'm guessing very few women in her own age group find her the least bit interesting, believable, relatable, watchable. We know better. She is a joke.

Debbie H said...

I looked up the ratings and for the person asking what "SD" meant, it means "same day"...so I guess that includes a rerun on the same day or maybe 2 shows on same day?? Not sure about that, but I was amazed and disappointed the ratings were a "whopping" 2.4...don't get why they are up that "high", but surely they will come back down as people tune in to the nothingness of kate plus her 8...:)Other TLC shows have been cancelled with numbers in that range..Do you ever think maybe TLC keeps her on just to piss US off?? I'm beginning to wonder...lol

Exhausted said...

I am dumbfounded by those ratings. Who the heck is still watching? I don't even think about the show anymore. When you think of how many quality shows are canceled because they lose some viewership, it's unnerving to know that this garbage can still find viewers.

formerfan said...

RE: her tweet that she's attending another Tenn. Second Harvest something-or-other...why does she go to Tenn.??? There's a Second Harvest IN Pennsylvania. Just wondering.

Charlez said...

O-Hi-O said...
"This says to me that alot of the tweeters are young teenagers and they are not the audience that the show is pitched to"
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It is totally confusing that anyone, of any age, thinks this woman is admirable. How does that happen? Unbelieveable.

Mary1438 said...

On the MSN interview, the host commented that her children were " well grounded" and dumbo replied , "I don't do any grounding of them." She really is dumber than even I thought.
Also, I went to Second Harvest of Tenn and didn't see anything about Kate making an appearance , she was not shown in the celebrity friends either.

PA Midstate Mommy said...

formerfan said...
"RE: her tweet that she's attending another Tenn. Second Harvest something-or-other...why does she go to Tenn.??? There's a Second Harvest IN Pennsylvania. Just wondering."

I live in central PA, and was watching WGAL news this morning. This is the station out of Lancaster, pretty much Khart's backyard. They had a segment about volunteers working in a warehouse in Lancaster to help Global Aid, an organization that provides aid to victims all over the world. Aside from hundreds of volunteers, the warehouse was packed with all kinds of donations, from detergent, to sneakers and clothes, food and water. Volunteers were very busy packing boxes with goods to ship to disaster victims not only in the US, but other countries where people are suffering. Why does Khart need to go all the way to Tenn. to "give back," when a huge, charitable mission is taking place a short car ride from the McMansion? Let me answer my own question...because staying in Lancaster doesn't provide her with first class airfare, and accomodations in a 5 star hotel. Give back my ass! If she truly wanted to give back out of the goodness of her heart, she'd do it withouth the cameras and publicity.

kinman said...

Kate was apparently tweeting today that she was filming a "new show" and then teased her followers," and you wish you knew what it is!" (or words to that effect). Is she getting a new show?? Great..that's all we need!

E said...

Hollywood Life indicates she's in Washington DC today with Cara and Mady at Georgetown Cupcakes.

http://www.hollywoodlife.com/2011/06/15/kate-gosselin-kate-plus-8-georgetown-cupcakes-tlc-dc-cupcakes/

Up and Atom said...

PA Midstate - She could stay at the Eden, where many of the celebrities (REAL celebrities) who appear at the local music theater stay when in town! It's good enough for them, and the drinks at Arthur's and Garfields are wonderful. We know that she does like her alcohol.

Regarding the volunteering for Global Aid. I'm involved with it, and there is no way in the world Kate would get down and do any kind of slumming with the hardworking folks here.

I also think that many here have her number since she lived here, and would probably look on any involvement she would have in a local community project as being for publicity reasons and promoting herself. We need workers, not media attention-seekers.

Shoka's Understudy said...

It is such a shame. Her comfort matters more than adults and children who need food to eat to survive. These adults and children are your neighbors and people you may know, kate. No child in America should go to bed hungry.

If the City of Lancaster promises to put kate up in the most expensive hotel in town, cater her meals from the most expensive restaurant in town, provide the most expensive limo with a divider, the most expensive police escort possible, including the SWAT team/van and Tank, let PurseBoy be the "head of security" for the convoy, maybe that might convince her to do Second Harvest in Lancaster, a stone's throw away from the McMansion.

So shameful she is going to get another 250K for this episode of giving back. TLC must get a tax write-off for the humanitarian shows.

kate, don't spend it all in one place.

Jenny O said...

kinman said...

Kate was apparently tweeting today that she was filming a "new show"

E said...
Hollywood Life indicates she's in Washington DC today with Cara and Mady at Georgetown Cupcakes.

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Sounds like the "new show" is probably a new episode of K+8. Since this seems to be a popular place, I would be surprised if they shut it down just so Kate doesn't have to mingle with the rest of humanity. I'm glad that the youngest six children were apparently not required for this filming.

ronlee said...

I am a GWOP....hate her...but I have a feeling she is giving us all the finger...sad to say I think she will try anything to be around....

O-Hi-O said...

"Kate was apparently tweeting today that she was filming a "new show" and then teased her followers," and you wish you knew what it is!" (or words to that effect)."

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What is she, twelve years old???

She's a little long in the tooth to be playing a game of "I know something you don't know...."

Laurie said...

She's filming an episode of DC Cupcakes with the twins in tow. It's probably a DC Cupcakes episode and not a K+8 since the six pack are not with her.

Tizzie said...

Mary1438 said...
dumbo replied , "I don't do any grounding of them."
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Oh really, Kate? Then what do you call taking away their childhoods, making them spend all of their vacations travelling for filming, not allowing them to do normal kid things like rolling down a hill and drawing with markers, making all 8 dress alike for most of their lives, the 6 are are academically and developmentally delayed, the 6 still sit in highchairs at 7 and had to wear bibs until age 5 or 6, you won't even let them be individuals or make their own choices.

Sounds like punishment to me, and since this is how she treats her kids on a daily basis, I hate to think what her "penalty of severeness" punishment is!

WonderButton said...

In the Easter and the Birthday ep's, I was trying to look at the pictures placed around the house. So very sad - I didn't see a single one of the kids with Jon. She is wickedly cruel to those kids. I hope the kids have pics of Jon in their rooms.

WonderButton said...

Re her "selfless" returning to TN - her twitter says she's going on her own dime this time. I wonder if they HAD to go back to reshoot some footage? Remember, the foodbank episode was shot far ahead of the Easter/B-day ep's, and they've already aired. Wonder if her PR team thought she needs to go back there and eat some humble pie, try to repair her damaged reputation by actually being nice this time around.

As far as her free signed by her book to her "tweeties" as long as they can prove they are a "tweetie", I wonder what proof she will be seeking.

This meet and greet thing in TN is all reputation damage control. It's a two-for-one fix: trying to show herself as warm and welcoming to her "fans", when she is known for being cold and distanct - and giving something away for free, when she has been criticized for charging $20 for pictures.

That's fine Kate. Go to TN, alone. Do your big "celebrity helps out" thing on your own. Let those poor kids have a break and stay home and enjoy their summer!

Lights Out said...

She's a little long in the tooth to be playing a game of "I know something you don't know...."

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While she was playing her little game, she didn't realize that it already had been posted on various websites. She's not the brightest bulb in the pack. She figured nobody was going to find out through other sources?

fidosmommy said...

I think the reason she does not do a Lancaster Second Harvest is because they know the real Kate Gosselin. People from that area would not turn up simply to see her, so there would be no point in using her for promotions in her own back yard. It might even turn some away. They'll donate to the Second Harvest on a day when
Kate Gosselin is nowhere in sight.

Me? If I knew Kate Gosselin was going to be in my little town, I'd get in my car and go somewhere else. Donations or no donations,
I'd simply not show up.

It could be (I repeat, could be) that the demographics show that people in that part of the country lean toward being Kate fans. If
Kate were within 250 miles on a
nice summer day, they might make the trip to see her and bring along some donations while they were at it.

Boston Bonnie said...

When is Kate leaving for TN? If it's today or tomorrow and she's bringing the kids it is just another way for her to stick it to Jon.

She knows that Sunday is Father's Day and we all know that if she can keep those kids from him on his special day she wouldn't hesitate to put the screws to him - AGAIN!

E-town Neighbor said...

Me? If I knew Kate Gosselin was going to be in my little town, I'd get in my car and go somewhere else. Donations or no donations,
I'd simply not show up.

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Just be glad she didn't live in your neighborhood! You would have been on an endless vacation or would have moved away permanently!

WonderButton said...

Me thinks Boston Bonnie has a point - Kate likely arranged the TN trip so that Jon couldn't have his kids on Father's Day.

SHE.....

IS.....

DESPICABLE!!!!!!

UGH!!!!!! said...

"I was trying to look at the pictures placed around the house. So very sad - I didn't see a single one of the kids with Jon. She is wickedly cruel to those kids. I hope the kids have pics of Jon in their rooms."

I thought the same thing! It might just be for the show (but even then, he USED to be in it and they still show him in old clips at times). Still, I told my husband that if he suddenly upped and left, the worse he treated us, the MORE pics I'd have of him around so that my kids wouldn't lose their father on top of me losing a husband. There's no room for immaturity and bitter breakups once kids are there. No matter how you feel, you have to do right for the kids. I doubt either of them ever reached that maturity level.

puppy breath said...

So she went to DC cupcakes without the 'tups?
So once again poor Aiden doesn't get a cupcake!

Nothing's Free With Kate said...

Her "free" signed book will cost folks $25 to go to the backstage party - no one gets a book if they don't pony up the money (although for a good cause). Has it been documented that the kids are going? I was under the impression that this trip was solo.

Exhausted said...

The talk about whether Kate lets the kids have pictures of Jon in the house makes me realize this: to TLC, Jon is the same as any actor who leaves a show on bad terms. Think Suzanne Somers leaving Three's Company. There is no more talk of that person on the "set." He/she becomes the enemy in some ways, and you go on without this person and try to make the show the best you can without him/her.

But what's the problem with that line of thinking? This isn't just a show; it's a real family. These kids live on a set. But Kate takes on the mindset of being the star cast member, not the mother. She thinks the way the production people tell her to. These people like Jon, Jodi, Beth are just people who left her show--she doesn't understand that they are still important people to her kids' lives.

I think TLC has done a lot of damage to these kids' lives, but they couldn't have done it without Kate's devoted help. I don't expect a company to care about the after effects of writing people off, but a mother certainly should!

Amanda said...

They were at Georgetown Cupcakes? So jealous! I live outside of DC and haven't been there in forever, but they have the BEST cupcakes.

It really is shocking to me that Kate is getting a new show, but hey, maybe this means we won't have to see her poor kids parading across the screen anymore?

cali-girl said...

Can't imagine what this episode will be like--I've watched DC Cupcakes and had to turn it off---IMHO, it's sooooo scripted that every "event" or problem on the show is set up so far in advance that the viewer can predict what will happen. The 2 cupcake sisters and their mother sound like they are reading off of cue cards.

Who knows? Maybe a visit from Kate & Company will liven things up!