Free Discussion August 2011

Please use this post for discussion about the Gosselins that doesn't have a better spot elsewhere.   Also please remember that while Gosselin discussion is fading (which is a good thing), this blog is for Gosselins only.

157 comments:

TandLMommy28 said...

Spencer Pratt said, “This isn’t a business. That was the big thing I didn’t get: Reality TV is not a career. Anyone who says, ‘Oh, you can have a career in reality’—that is a lie.”

Full article: http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2011/07/31/heidi-montag-spencer-pratt-on-plastic-surgery-the-hills-reality-tv.html

Interesting perspective on reality TV and its aftermath.

couch potato said...

I went to a social media class today. I checked out Kate on twitter. She is so happy she has 27,000 followers. Then I looked up the professor/author who is teaching the class. He has 27,000 followers, too. Britney Spears has
8,758,607 followers.

All Kate seems to tweet about is food and organizing.

I only have 0 followers, but I just signed up.

Linda Hoyt said...

Well, today is a happy day. I am deleting this site from my favorites, because I think Katie Irene Kreider has finished her 15 minutes of fame.

Thank you everyone, and the site moderators for all you have done to help the Gosselin Kids and get the truth out about Ms. Kreider and Jon Gosselin. It will be up to the local authorities now.

Montréalaise said...

TandLMommy28 - I read the same interview with Spencer and Heidi Pratt. It really should be required reading for Kate Gosselin.
The Pratts thought their reality show "career" would go on forever and while they made millions, they spent every last cent on plastic surgery, expensive toys and high living.
They are now broke and unemployed - which I see as Kate's future. At least they don't have any kids to support.

Elvira said...

Guess who is MIA so far from the TLC fall schedule announcement? Kate!

http://tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com/2011/08/03/tlc-unveils-kate-less-falls-schedule/99503/

Phoenix Rising said...

Well, today is a happy day. I am deleting this site from my favorites, because I think Katie Irene Kreider has finished her 15 minutes of fame.

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Seems like quite a few have done the same - only five comments in three days. I just don't think she's down and out yet. We've thought that before, and she keeps rising from the ashes.

Jenny O said...

thanks for the link TanLMommy. Although it seems obvious to most of us watching from the outside, I guess there are people who really believe they can have a career in realty tv and the money will never stop coming in.

The saddest thing is that the children will be lucky to find even $10,000 in their savings accounts when they turn 18. I wouldn't be a bit surprised if there is nothing but dust waiting for them. All the money that has been made on them has been and will be spent by their greedy, graceless, grasping mother.

The one thing that MUST be done is a federal law put in place that requires that the children on reality tv shows be compensated an equal amount (ten people in the family means the amount paid for each episode is divided by ten, one-tenth to each person, etc.). The minor's money should be placed in an account under their name and their parents are not allowed access without court order and good cause. In the meantime, the parents are supposed to be using their one-tenth to support the household, which is why they aren't supposed to need to access their children's savings accounts.

Exhausted said...

Perez has an item about Kate possibly being canceled...but here's my theory: I think he has some sort of agreement/deal with TLC. He is always advertising Toddlers and Tiaras (sickening) and Sister Wives. So I think TLC is having him put out feelers about the end of the show to see how people would react. He concludes with this: "Would U want to see Kate Plus 8 come back? Or are U done with her for forever?"

I just think this is fishy, so I hope the feedback is, shall we say, helpful!

ncgirl said...

"Perez has an item about Kate possibly being canceled"

She denies it on Twitter. I think they just bring the show up to give it publicity.

O-Hi-O said...

I'm enjoying the comment count here on GWoP - I can recall a time when comments were 500+/mo. Comments now have dwindled to an amazing level of apathy about this show and it's pretend reality.

Then, as now, the overwhelming majority of comments and sentiment was extremely negative about Kate Gosselin. The reasons for the disdain that has now morphed into apathy are legion and obvious in every single ridiculous episode.

Time for Kate Gosselin to take her long-deserved place beside the likes of Spencer and Heidi Pratt. She will be unmissed.

8unhappycampers said...

Apathy is a killer.

Go apathy!

Brummygirl said...

Apathy and Karma, when they meet, it will definitely be the end.
Ohio, indeed the posts were many when I first joined this board.
I hope the Mods are having a well earned rest, because this is Katie Irene we are talking about, dragons have a nasty habit of rearing their ugly heads when you least expect it.

Rainbow68 said...

I agree that this show's about had it. You never hear anything about Kate Gosselin on entertainment shows and websites. I haven't seen anything about it on TLC, either. The silence is deafening. I'm happy for the kids. The timing is good. The tups won't remember much of this time of their lives at all. How many of us remember kindergarten and before?

Exhausted said...

Heidi and Spencer can be a mess, and, at the end of the day, they can lie in the bed that they've made without involving anyone else. But I just worry that the Gosselin kids have many, many years to live with a cruel and disappointed woman after her "career" crashes. That's the major difference between Spencer or Snooki's life and Kate's life. It's the only unsettling thing about watching Kate's life crumble.

Friend In Pennsylvania said...

The tups won't remember much of this time of their lives at all. How many of us remember kindergarten and before?

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I bet that they do, and very vividly, too. They'll certainly remember their mother's meltdowns, cameras jammed into their faces, wanting to just be kids, but being dragged everywhere to perform for a crew, being told what to do and when to do it. Take one, take two, take three.

They are seven years old, not five. They'll remember the last two years. They're no magic pill that's going to make that time go away. The twins certainly will remember this time. They seem to be the unforgotten part of the "eight."

I remember many, many things from Kindergarten and before, such as dresses worn, pictures drawn in school, vacations, new car smells, shopping for a Christmas tree when I was four. If things this insignificant can remain in one's memory banks, then sadly, the Gosselin kids' stolen childhoods certainly will not be a distant memory as they grow.

Rainbow68 said...

Friend in PA: Unfortunately, well stated :(

Carli said...

Kate's going to be on Joy Behar's show Monday.
Jimmy Fallon is also going to be on; he's my favorite entertainer so I might watch the show because of him. Otherwise I definitely would not watch.

Shoka's Understudy said...

Just as soon as I logged on here, I was watching tv and there was a promo for kate plus 8 and it was very crowded in the bakery. Mady was shown with a cupcake with a beautiful smile on her face, but she looked tired. They made cupcakes for the Tennessee food bank, so I wonder if the boys EVER got their cupcakes to eat.

I watched the cupcake chaos, the boys screaming, crying bullets over those cupcakes. Then seeing the girls smiling and eating theirs.

Sadistic, I tell you, just plain sadistic.

It all falls back on kate.

As someone posted before, kate the fun slayer.

How mighty is her sword.

txmom said...

When the contract expires early next year, wouldn't BOTH parents have to sign a release allowing the kiddos to work?
If that is the case, NO SHOW. done.

Let Kate try to keep her reality career going. It will do a slow circling of the drain.

P said...

I'm watching NBC Nightly News, and they just aired a commercial advertising Khart's appearance on the Today Show. The entire 30 second spot was dedicated to her, as if she's some huge newsmaker. Hey NBC, slow news day or what? I'll be watching GMA tomorrow morning.

Not Sure, but said...

txmom, I believe Kate was given complete authority over the kids with regard to filming and the family "business". Only Kate's signature would be required on a new contract allowing the kids to film.

Anyone may please feel free to correct me if I'm wrong on this.

O-Hi-O said...

"I remember many, many things from Kindergarten and before, such as dresses worn, pictures drawn in school, vacations, new car smells, shopping for a Christmas tree when I was four. If things this insignificant can remain in one's memory banks, then sadly, the Gosselin kids' stolen childhoods certainly will not be a distant memory as they grow."

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Not to mention every TLC-filmed moment on sale for profit for all to see.

Kate Gosselin's biggest secret should've been her terrible lack of parenting and interpersonal skills. Stupidly, she chose to document and sell the evidence of the pathetic, profit-by-children's-exploitation, parent that she is.

These kids have zero chance of escaping the disturbing images/memories of their sold-out childhoods.

txmom said...

Well, if Jon's consent isn't required on the new work permits, that is a DAMN SHAME.

Surely he has to give some sort of parental permission.

I was under the impression that the contract the kids are under now, is one Jon signed for himself and his children to work; then all hell broke lose and he wanted out of his contract, he posted signs regarding no filming, then filming stopped.
TLC sued him, he relented, and they probably paid him off to keep the kiddos under contract.

I still would think both parents would have to give permission for the minor children to work. Also, that bill in PA should be passed soon, further complicating issues for TLC, I would think.

ncgirl said...

"Only Kate's signature would be required on a new contract allowing the kids to film."

I was just reading on another blog about this. According to that poster, Jon will have to sign off too. They think Jon having a job will help matters if they go to court. I don't know if this is true.

pinkdiamond611 said...

I too saw the Today Show promo. I wish I had checked back here more frequently. Today Show Click. But why are they giving this woman the time of day? I think they are posing her for a "dating show" from what I saw of the promo. We haven't seen Purseboy around lately, I guess to give the impression she is "single" Guaranteed he is lurking in the background, calling the shots.

cali-girl said...

I just googled TLC and NBC to see if they are connected corporately, meaning does NBC own TLC or have a share in it, because I cannot, for the life of me, understand the Today's Show's continuing promotion of Kate. Just saw the 30sec promo for tomorrow's show.

I previously thought it was Meredith who was so interested in her, and that's why Kate was featured.

Now I'm clueless--seriously!

I'll be curious to see Joy Behar's treatment of her. Those View ladies (and I know Kate's going to be on Joy's other show) often kind of kiss up to the guest at the time and then bash them the next day in Hot Topics.

I wonder: how does TLC manage to get all these "placements" for Kate?

Shoka's Understudy said...

I have twittered to Joy Behar to ask kate hard questions on her show tomorrow night.

Hopefully, she will ask them.

I would love for Joy to ask her some questions and that kate would get so flustered that she couldn't handle it and she would get up and run off stage.

Hopefully, it will happen.

I sent Joy this question to kate:

kate, have you met Jon's girlfriend, Ellen, or if you haven't, it has been over a year, why not?

kate has had PurseBoy shoved in Jon's face for years! Jon has had a great relationship with Ellen for over a year now and is happy! If kate would meet her and be nice to her, it would go a long way in healing with the kids!

Hopefully, it will happen.

Prediction: She will throw Jon under the bus again.

WonderButton said...

The mods have done a great job on this blog. That said, I have to echo a few comments upthread about being bored with the subject matter. Kate is kind of like a virus that ran its course. I only stopped by here today because I was bored. After browsing around, I'm still bored. Doubtful any new episodes or twitter blurts or appearances will change that.

ncgirl said...

"I wonder: how does TLC manage to get all these "placements" for Kate?"

I think TLC has an arrangement to promote their shows with NBC. The Duggars have also been on there. I'm not sure about other TLC shows.

WalktheTalk said...

I have't posted in a long time...so here goes. First I would like to say kate doesn't know how to pick men, because that guy would never be into Kate or let say any .... The show is finally losing the last of the air. Am I the only one that remembers when Kate took Mady and Cary for a photo shot in NYC for possible modeling to make money. I'm surprised no one remembered. And last I wonder if kate or anyone here has read Jaycee Dugard's book? Someone here mentioned that they were happy she is fine now.
Jaycee will NEVER be fine! Jaycee is still in the honeymoon of being back home and just like
the Gosselin children when the lights go out the
real nightmares will begin. We need to STOP what television is doing to small children. Not just TLC but all channels. Think about it.

Michelle said...

Saw Kate on the Today Show. It was all about her (of course) and how she wants to date. She kept saying her "best friend" should go around the country and find dates for her. She said it enough that it felt like it was either a reality show in the works or an idea she's pushing. She also said it's hard to date because (among other things) she is too "well known". I'm going to go out on a limb and say most single guys don't have a clue who she is. Those that do, well...OK, you're right...they would never date you. And she mentioned that the kids are "begging" her to get remarried. Really? If they want her to remarry it's probably because they want Kate to get a man in *her* life so she stays out of theirs.

Protect8 said...

Interesting that in The Today Show interview Kate resorted back to the "you'll see the good, bad and ugly" line that she and Jon used all of the time to excuse their bad parenting. Sounds like TLC has decided the rebranding of Kate - an effort to make her come across as nice to her kids - didn't work the way they wanted. Ratings dropped. So I'm guessing there will be a lot of shrieking and complaining and seeing of the ugly on the new shows. And didn't Kate describe The Bachelorette she explained her idea of for how to find a boyfriend?

I wish Joy Behar would ask Kate the kind of questions she asked Nadya Suleman. So hypocritical of JB ...

ihatefrogstoo said...

Kate is still putting it all on the kids. They want her to date, etc. She's so full of her lies about being positive when we know she's a shrieking shrew. Being positive when we know she's a Debbie Downer.

Why on earth do the TV shows keep getting snookered into having her on? That was a totally useless interview as a real interview. It was a shameless plug for the episodes tonight. Might as well have just run a TLC promo and skipped having Kate there.

Just Down The Road said...

I would love for Joy to ask her some questions and that kate would get so flustered that she couldn't handle it and she would get up and run off stage.

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I thought that the questions are pre-approved by TLC and she knows exactly what is going to be asked. In addition, isn't she set up with earphones so if she runs into trouble, she has prompting from backstage?

ratherbkayaking said...

For those of you on twitter, Joy Behar is inviting questions for Kate for tonite's show:

JoyVBehar Joy Behar
Got a question for Kate Gosselin? @kateplusmy8 is on my #HLN show 2nite at 10. Thanks!

pinkdiamond611 said...

The show that Kart is pushing, her best friend trying to get her dates. . .wasn't that the premise of the show when it was Kart's birthday and she and Jamie went to NYC? The episode bombed if I recall.

Jenny O said...

"She kept saying her "best friend" should go around the country and find dates for her."

Why do I also think that Kate would "have to" accompany her best friend on this jaunt around the country? Just more of Kate angling for free trips and stays at expensive hotels.

I have to admit I'm stumped. Either Kate is angling for a spin off show, which would be she and bestest friend roaming the country in search of a brain dead man to date Kate; or TLC is actually considering just such a show! It boggles the mind.

However, as long as the show did NOT involve the children in any way - I could care less of a network wants to toss good money after bad toward this woman. Give her a lame dating show; give her a cooking show; give her a show where she jumps off buildings without the presence of her children watching from below. Just leave the kids out of it. The silver lining would be Kate away from home and peace during that time for the kids.

cali-girl said...

And she mentioned that the kids are "begging" her to get remarried. Really?

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Sorry, I'm not buying that. Having been a teacher for 20+ years, a scout leader, a religious ed teacher AND a divorced mom myself, kids almost always want/wish/hope/pray that their parents will get back together, EVEN when they both have re-married others!

I'm wondering if NBC is fronting Kate for a dating show like the Bachelorette, with her BFF (now nameless--maybe they're looking for someone cuter/younger than Jamie) going around the country in search of him? All along I thought it would be a TLC show--now I'm thinking NBC might wantto get in the game vs. ABC and its "success" with the Bachelor shows.
I used to really like Ann Curry, but she was pathetic this morning, fawning all over Kate, and saying how beautiful she looked. That's what made me think AHA!--an NBC show!

BTW, Ann was wearing a high collared dress borrowed from one of the nuns who used to teach me back in the day!

justsayin said...

With school beginning soon, I wonder if all 8 will go back to the private school. She said it was mutually decided by her and the school that 2 of them would leave, they would learn at home and she would try to get them back into the school this fall.

Think it will happen?

Jenny O said...

I used to really like Ann Curry, but she was pathetic this morning, fawning all over Kate, and saying how beautiful she looked. That's what made me think AHA!--an NBC show!
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One of the things that has come out of this Gosselin mess for me, is the discovery that almost everyone on tv is a phony, willing to sell out what's left of their principles in order to stay on the air. That ranges from the women on The View to Ann Curry, to Anderson Cooper, to Dr. Phil, to Dr. Drew, to Oprah, and the list goes on and on and on. They are all worthless phonies.

I think the one who stood out to me as the most principled was Ellen Degeneres, who I believe has only had Kate on once, and that was as a short closing segment. When Kate went into her song and dance about how "certain people" were spreading rumors, and other of her innuendos to throw Jon under the bus, Ellen just opened her eyes wide and said, "I have no idea what you're talking about" and moved on without feeding into Kate's ego.

So my television viewing had reduced quite a bit. I will no longer watch The Today Show, The View, The Talk, GMA, or Access Hollywood. There are probably others. Anyway, less tv viewing is a good thing :)

sglily said...

Well, no thanks to Kate, my entire day was ruined from the get-go when I saw her this morning doing yet another interview on The Today Show...note to Today: Stop allowing yourselves to be a megaphone for Kate & TLC!...it's obvious to us all that the questions are pre-approved anyway, given Kate's answers always sounding so perfectly scripted.

Dating? Who cares! I'm sure this topic of discussion is only coming up because TLC has some grand idea for a show about Kate finding a man - why else would they think we care?

I find it hard to believe her kids are "begging" her to get re-married - that was probably just put out there so that if some dating show does come about, they'll hope we'll just think "it's okay, it's what the kids want" because after all, as Kate always says, it's all about the kids, everything she does is for the kids...

And, not to mention, listening to more self-pity on the perils of being a "single-mom", which of course I don't think she would have to deal with in the first place if she hadn't treated her husband, in Jon's own words, "like a friggin dog". Poor Kate.

Pick-a-little said...

Thanks to all of you who viewed her on the Today show. I noticed her name in the 'Trending Now' box on my homepage, and I shuddered to think of what dumb thing she had done NOW to get back in the news. Where is the bus to throw HER under?!

Payson48 said...

Lets hope khate marries some rich guy and moves to a "remote island" to keep up her "orange glow". Jon and Ellen can move in with the kids and get alimony from khate!!
NO KHATE - NO CAMERAS - LIFE IS GREAT!!

ncgirl said...

"it was Kart's birthday and she and Jamie went to NYC? The episode bombed if I recall."

The ratings were not great but they were better than the other K8 show ratings. I agree she was fishing for a dating show during the Today interview. The clip TLC is using to promote tonight's shows is about Kate going after a man. I wouldn't be surprised if things are heading in a Bachelorette direction.

ncgirl said...

"I will no longer watch The Today Show, The View, The Talk, GMA, or Access Hollywood. There are probably others."

She taped at Dr. Oz today. I don't think she has been there before. She called it her press tour on Twitter. She's so pretentious. At least the View is on break.

Gosselin-Free PLEASE said...

Haven't posted here in...forever. Such a long, blissful period of getting on the computer in the morning and never seeing anything about Gosselins. Then, ugh, here it comes...a TODAY show appearance. This always happens; when it's too quiet for too long, somebody gets her back in the headlines. How can anybody still care about Kate Gosselin? It's like this sci-fi thing that can't be banished!

kinman said...

Last night's shows were so boring. I watched the later showings (or tried to). I made it through the cupcake/Summer Games show but it was pretty boring. I barely made it through 10 minutes of the Movie-making episode before I fell asleep. That was not a great episode either. You can certainly tell by the commercials for the upcoming Yosemite trip where the show is headed, in order to gather some ratings. There are going to be tears and conflicts and that is what people want to see. The "happy" Kate is not what brings in ratings. People want to see the big melt-downs, and she will be sure and deliver whatever they want, in order to keep this mess of a show on the air.

Anonymous said...

I agree with most of you, but I had wrote before, long time ago, about my niece who works for TLC. She finds out things and passes only some of them along to me.

They will be announcing that Kate is a free agent, which means she will do some shows with the kids on TLC, but she will be The Bachelorette sometime this coming year (probably during the 2012 Season when the kids are in school, with ABC TV. We will see her picture at the end of the next Bachelorette, then Bachelor Shows in the Fall and late December. Kate will show up on TV in late Spring of 2012, after filming during Jan/Feb somewhere, but not in PA.

See, just when she starts dropping her droppings on both The Today Show and then the Joy Bahar Show.

She acts like she has "secrets" when she is being interviewed.

Hate all of this, like she is a Star, but none of them are Stars, just trying to stay in the limelight like Jake and Vienna on that Bachelor Pad Show on Monday nights.

Terrible what is on TV. Don't watch her or anything that the Reality Shows put out. Let's end all of this by not watching Kardashians, etc. They make a fortune on all of us.

NanaJen said...

On the Joy Behar Show Kate stated, yet again, that her children are wanting a new dad at the house and that they are telling her what they would like this dad to do. I find this very troubling on so many levels. Not so much troubling that the kids may or may not say this to her in private but that Kate is publicly stating this particular true or untrue information. Her children have a dad. That should be respected.

Shoka's Understudy said...

NanaJen, I agree with you. Jon should be respected, but kate just refuses to do it. That is how mean and spiteful she really is.

Also, and I know it kills her, but not only should Jon be respected, but also Ellen.

There is no way those kids are telling her with joy and hope in their eyes that they want her to marry a man and move into the house with them and live like one big happy family! No Way!

This is one of the many lies of kate from the pits of kates hell. The Mother of All Lies!

Of course they would rather have their dad. They love their dad! By the way Jon has changed, getting a very decent job, working hard, getting a lady in his life that cares about him and not the limelight, and does fun and normal things, with the kids and without the cameras.

It is a shame that Jon couldn't go and get pizzas recently for their dinner without the paps hounding them.

They are fixing to reveal the dancers for the next DWTS. Just wish Jon was going to do it. They said they were not going to have D-listers on this time, not saying that Jon is a D-lister at all, but they signed Rob Kardashian.

Jon would be much more fun.

Tanks 4 the Mammaries said...

"Pushback" was the word for last night.

Perhaps I was reading something into it that wasn't there, but I was seeing pushback, in both shows. Answering the critics.

The DC cupcake women assuring us how nice Kate was. (Iow, it wasn't like the Sarah Palin Alaska episode, with Kate's jaw-dropping, off-the-chart rudeness.) Kate's going with the flow when it came to possible icing mess.

The episode with the family, where Kate is asking about Jon in a normal tone of voice. Where she speaks of reconnecting with her parents -- renewing the familial ties for her children, which she had torn apart. Jerry-rigging and cementing the idea that, yes, she did have a conscience when it came to that. Belated though that conscience's appearance was, as in, years after the breakup.

Even during the movie-making show, where the red-haired cinematographer was praising the kids for being so comfortable with the cameras. Ah, yes, if I ever have such an expensive and over-the-top movie shot with my grandchildren by that company, I am SO going to regret that they don't have reality-tv experience training them not to look right into the camera. (Isn't it tragic that they have spent their entire childhoods training for that one thing?)

Even the teasers for the next show, where it seems both Jamie and Ashley are fed up with Kate and on the verge of leaving, felt in some way a pushback, although I can't articulate why. (Maybe it's, "See, we aren't just whitewashing our pet barbarian! We show the outcome of her behavior, too!")

There were more instances of what felt like pushback to me, but I can't remember them now.

Hannah said...

she says she never heard of cancelation rumors, lair. just read her tweet dennying it. the woman needs a lie decector.

ncgirl said...

"It's like this sci-fi thing that can't be banished"

I've thought that before. She's like the horror movie villain that won't die.

I don't believe she really has a serious disagreement with Ashley or Jamie. I think that's just for ratings. I look at all this "reality" with a cynical eye.

Sugarpop said...

I've been single for 7 years now. I have 4 children, ranging in age from 6 to 18 (yes, the youngest is from the same man, but he left while I was pregnant). I haven't dated at all during this time frame, and not once have any of my kids told me they wished I would re-marry or even date.

Kate said she didn't take off her wedding ring right away "because of the kids." (Like the kids paid a bit of attention to her ring.) She said her kids would be "so proud" to know she's joined twitter. (Like the little kids even know what twitter is?) Now she's saying the kids want a daddy that lives in their house. Whatever, Kate...we all know it's YOU that wants a man in the house, to take care of things and help you with the kids so you can continue being your lazy self!

Something I've seen posted time and time again on Gosselin blogs is that Kate won't find a man who wants to take on 8 kids, and that's absolutely right. Any man who is expressing interest in her would have ulterior motives - either seeking his 15 min of fame from being connected to someone controversial, or he's a sexual predator, or he's mentally unstable! I only have half that many kids and I'm not a selfish narcissistic fame whore, and men aren't exactly lining up at my doorstep. Most men don't want to deal with other men's children.

kinman said...

If you look at any of these so- called "unscripted" reality shows, they all seem to be going into more of a scripted format, including Kate Plus 8. This is pretty pathetic, considering that these people, including Kate, Ashley, Steve and the kids are not actors and they are not able to pull off dramatic scenes like the ones they are promoting for the upcoming episode. I think that the show is circling the drain and will be cancelled, because it was only entertaining when the tups were little, and now they have run out of ideas and are making up this fake drama to bring in viewers.

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

Disagreements and revolting with Jamie AND Ashley?
TLC, Please wake up! K8 and this "show" IS REVOLTING!
Oh well, when Jon "revolted", he was kicked out and keeps on being the "fall guy" in her vain attempt to be important.
It is hard to comprehend how she continues in her quest for fame and riches on the backs of others. It is also a puzzle how these others keep allowing themselves to be used. What's their motivation? It brings to mind an old saying...Birds of a feather...

TLC is nuts said...

I have never posted on here before, but I have followed for a while. I am sure that the preview with Ashley is part of the movie the kids are making about the orphanage and Ashley is just in the movie. She loves the orphan kids but has to leave because she cannot stand the head mistress. i do not watch this show, Kate is ridiculous.

Concerned citizen said...

I've been avoiding all things Gosselin for about a year, but when I saw khate's name on the Trending Now column, I just had to check it out. There are no depths to which this fame whore will not sink, no matter how much her actions damage those children. I'm tired of people excusing khate's despicable, abusive behavior. You need just look in those children's eyes to see how damaged they already have been. Don't fool yourselves for one second that children forget such things, much less when committed to film.

I live with a victim of parental abuse (physical, verbal and psychological) now in her early 60s. The scars of that abuse (as well as the vile b*tch of a mother, who never stops torturing my friend, even as the mother hits her late 80s) never heal, despite decades of therapy. This physical and psychic damage marred her career, friendships, and other aspects of her life, also despite incredible talents, education, support, etc. She's been diagnosed with multiple mental illnesses, including PTSD; as the caregiver, I've also been told I have PTSD, which has adversely affected my career, etc. My friend's brother also abused his kids, until the day he died; his equally evil wife carried on the abuse. One evil family member is like a domino; often, they dominate other family members, friends, etc. Lending legitimacy to such people will eventually damage countless lives. There is nothing funny, harmless or interesting in watching an abusive woman torment her family, employees, etc. Stop the madness that K8.

Please, let's all keep boycotting any MSM, network, etc. that keeps propping this disgusting, child- pimping monster. There is absolutely nothing redeemable about this hateful, self-absorbed creature. I can't bear to look at khate, hear her grating voice, etc. Every time anyone satisfies her enormous ego's insatiable need for attention, those children will suffer more than they already have.

Debbie H said...

I don't believe Kate will ever be the "batchelorette"...sorry, but I really don't think the show is that stupid...Kate has a horrible reputation now of being "hard to work with" and I just don't think anyone other than TLC is willing to risk anything with her...

Jenny O said...

she will be The Bachelorette sometime this coming year (probably during the 2012 Season when the kids are in school, with ABC TV.
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This has me rolling with laughter. Personally, I would probably tune in for the occasional ten minutes or so, just to see the bachelors fighting their way to the door to get away from this shrew, or sitting around and talking trash about Kate on their downtime.

Can you just imagine Kate's awkward interactions with the unlucky bachelors?

Part of me wishes that ABC were dumb enough to produce this show - just for its snark value!! It would be priceless. But there's no way they select this aging, overtanned imbecile. She's too old for such a show. They want a young, childless 20'something.

Jenny O said...

Most men don't want to deal with other men's children.
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Plus, most men don't want to deal with an emasculating beyotch.

The only guys who would willingly hook up with Kate now would be bottom of the barrel types, as the person I quoted above said. A guy seeking 15 minutes of fame, or a creepy pedophile, or someone hoping to latch on for whatever money remains.

kinman said...

I just don't see her as a Bachelorette either and I cannot see her as a "star" on a major network show. TLC is one thing but she is not going to appeal to an ABC audience on prime time. I can maybe see her on a TLC dating show, but the Bachelorette shows much younger, sexier women in sometimes raunchy situations, and they would have to tone it down quite a bit if Kate was on it. It is not really a family friendly show, and unless they changed it up alot, I do not see Kate on it. But with all of the hints she has been throwing out lately in her interviews, I can really see a dating show in her future. And I would also love to see Jon on Dancing With The Stars. I know it is not going to happen, but I have a feeling he would do much better than Kate did, and would be much more likeable doing it!

ncgirl said...

"And I would also love to see Jon on Dancing With The Stars.

You're probably right that he won't do it. He seems to have a private life, and I wish him well. But a poll just came out, and he's on the most hated list with people like Casey Anthony and OJ. I know he went a little crazy, but that has been awhile back, and he's made amends. It shows the power of the media and Kate's PR team. I think if the public got to see the real Jon, they would see how good he is.

Hannah said...

Jon Gosselin, a reality-TV star famous for his eight kids and a public divorce from his ex-wife Kate Gosselin, came in fifth with 79 percent of America disliking him.




why Jon. I hope thats a big Typo



from the online poll of most hated people in america.

barbee said...

The 'concept' of any of the gosselins making cupcakes has been done more than once or twice. It is uninteresting no matter which version it is, first, middle or LAST (wish it were the last). tlc has rerun, repeated, done and overdone almost every 'storyline' of this realest of real reality which is so sadly, badly, madly 'scripted'. someone (ANYONE) should remove her from her high horse and tell her in plain English (not of the immature 'kate-speak' she makes up) that she is DONE, OVER, THROUGH, FINISHED! Say Sayonara, kate.

Let's get real said...

I just saw the advertisement for the upcoming show where everyone gets angry, upset, and frustrated with Kate's nasty disposition. This is a desperate ploy by TLC to bring in viewers. And guess what? It will work like crazy. Shallow America will flock to this one in large numbers. I'm sorry to be so negative,but we on this blog have predicted Kate's demise hundreds of times and it has not happened. Kate is right. She's not going anywhere. She will sell her soul to stay on TV and as long as she does, people will watch.

Anonymous said...

The statistics that showed up this a.m., were instigated by a production company. We will not know which one, but I heard (my niece) that it was fed, based on news articles.

No surprise that Casey Anthony made #1, right?

That Jon made #5, when he is not in the press or media any longer, didn't that surprise everyone? What has he done, nothing.

The Talk TV show has offered Kate a "fill in" job to replace Sharon Osborne when she takes several months off.

See, she isn't going away. She also will be on The View when they return in the Fall (why? you ask, because the Bachelorette is on ABC)

No one wants to read this, but just wait and see. Kate Gosselin has some big people, in the Biz, behind her, so her Free Agent Contract will allow her to do so much more that she has been offered (after the 2011 contract ends)

Nope, not falling into this anymore, told my niece I do not want to hear that Kate Gosselin will be a co host, permanently on any show, but she will end up that way. Sorry folks, but maybe the kids will tank and not be on TV anymore, that is what TLC is afraid of, they think Kate is the big draw, not the kids NOW.

Kate has a guardian angel is what I heard and she will continue on TV.

She is not considered a fame/whore but a working mother by most in the business.

Makes me ill.

No, I did not watch her shows, don't watch them on TV, internet on in magazines.

She got lucky with those kids at the beginning and she is smart enough to know she had to be skinny, blond and have big boobs to stay on TV and she took diction lessions, media classes and everything that TLC taught her so that she could continue.

Who made up the List of Most Hated in America, you now know the answer. Sad, but true, it just takes good agents and all that phony Star stuff.

Anonymous said...

This so called Poll of All Americans?

It was a Calif company that gave 1100 people a list people and asked them to mark, next to their names, the # they thought, for example Casey Anthony #1.

That is how Jon got listed as #5. Kate's name was not on the list.

Truth. And truth is stranger than anything else.

This is all so sad that Jon Gosselin is bothering no one. Working everyday, blue collar, being there for his kids and now he is back in the media as hated?

Tiggersmema said...

I find it interesting that the MSNBC article about the most hated people in America poll did not list #6 who turned out to be Kate Gosselin. Was it embarrassment over the puff piece they did on the Today Show?

Annie Bernie said...

The people who were polled for that List, were only a little over a 1,000 which does not represent all of America, does it? Think not.

Also, the names of the persons like Spencer, Anthony, Jon G., Kate G., and about 25 or 26 other "in the news type names" was on the sheet.

It is a big nothing, meant to create news. I just wish I knew who ordered it from this Polling Place.

So, about nothing anyhow.

And enough for Kate Gosselin and I hope her hair gets so blond that it starts to thin out because she is really and truly the blondest next to platinum and she is a true brunnete with dark brown hair.

Cannot keep bleaching forever Kate, but the orange skin? OMG, it looks like one of those things that crawl around the Arizona mountains, what are they called?

Amy 2 said...

I find it interesting that reality people made the list, the wanna bee people and than there is the Real Life #1 person who doesn't wanna bee.

Another idiot who believed in her said...

Something I don't understnad, why is Kate constantly on "press tours" and who arranges this? I thought she was "over"?

cali-girl said...

Just saw Kate's pix (I think from when she was on the Today show ) in my new issue of US Weekly. 1/2 page pix--head to toe. She's next to William and Kate (they only got 1/4 page) and across from Angelina, Brad and kids.

She looks great, I hate to say! :-)

Guess we were wrong that she's going away, that there were only a few episodes left and that TLC would let the program die off.

Phoenix Rising said...

Something I don't understnad, why is Kate constantly on "press tours" and who arranges this?

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Her pr people, and the person she refers to as "her manager." She is on press tours to promote her show. It always happens before a new episode is aired.

Phoenix Rising said...

The statistics that showed up this a.m., were instigated by a production company. We will not know which one, but I heard (my niece) that it was fed, based on news articles.

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What stats? I thought it was a poll.


"The Talk TV show has offered Kate a "fill in" job to replace Sharon Osborne when she takes several months off. See, she isn't going away. She also will be on The View when they return in the Fall (why? you ask, because the Bachelorette is on ABC)"

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Source? Please identify where this info came from. Kate would never be considered for the Bachelorette. They want young, sexy, spunky, intelligent contestants.

"Sorry folks, but maybe the kids will tank and not be on TV anymore, that is what TLC is afraid of, they think Kate is the big draw, not the kids NOW."

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Why would they be afraid of this? They can release the kids from the contract and do a Kate Only show. It was in the works for Twist of Kate. Why didn't they go with that? They certainly could put her in her own TLC show.

"she took diction lessions, media classes and everything that TLC taught her so that she could continue."

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If she did (which I doubt), I guess she didn't get a passing grade, huh? :)

Just My Few Canadian Cents said...

cali-girl said...
Just saw Kate's pix (I think from when she was on the Today show ) in my new issue of US Weekly. 1/2 page pix--head to toe. She's next to William and Kate (they only got 1/4 page) and across from Angelina, Brad and kids.
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It's important to remember that Kate's pictures were larger than the others because pictures of her are cheaper to buy from the photographers than pictures of others.

So, don't be fooled by size. Larger pictures usually mean the person is less important and therefore easier to access. And such photos sell for less. That's why the reality people are featured as often and prominently as they are. They - and their pictures - are cheap.

Jenny O said...

"The Talk TV show has offered Kate a "fill in" job to replace Sharon Osborne when she takes several months off. See, she isn't going away. She also will be on The View when they return in the Fall (why? you ask, because the Bachelorette is on ABC)"
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I think this poster must be having a bit of fun with us. There is simply no way that The Talk would replace Sharon Osbourne (who, btw, CANNOT STAND Kate), with Kate.

I think these tidbits were placed here as a joke, and the poster wonders if we'll catch on that we're being pranked.

Like A Bad Penny said...

"Who made up the List of Most Hated in America, you now know the answer. Sad, but true, it just takes good agents and all that phony Star stuff."

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

Much of this post was rambling and unconfirmed "inside" information, and I still have no idea what she/he is talking about. I think this person is trying to say that Kate's agents put her on the list for publicity. This doesn't hold water. Jon has no agents; Casey has no agents, and they're on the list.

Annie Barth said: It is a big nothing, meant to create news. I just wish I knew who ordered it from this Polling Place.

^^^^^^^^^^^^^


E-Poll Market Research asked the questions in a survey that tracks, among other metrics, public awareness and the appeal of 6,000 celebrities. The goal apparently is to help clients "make informed decisions for endorsements, casting and product development."

New York State Of Mind said...

I think this poster must be having a bit of fun with us. There is simply no way that The Talk would replace Sharon Osbourne (who, btw, CANNOT STAND Kate), with Kate.

I think these tidbits were placed here as a joke, and the poster wonders if we'll catch on that we're being pranked.
%%%%%%

Jenny, unfortunately, no. The poster was serious. She's posted here quite often in the past, under various names, claiming to have inside information. None of it has ever come to be.

ABC said...

Please be aware that although Jon was #5 on that list, Kate came in at #6.
Yellow journalism at its worst.

Sharla said...

::giggle:: Sometimes we reject the "insider" comments and sometimes when the news is slow, we'll let them through to let the readers have some fun with them. I tend to believe that a true insider would be just a tad more "literate."

Sharla said...

Oh and wasn't it the nephew who was on crew last time? I've lost track of her stories.

New York State Of Mind said...

Sharla said...

Oh and wasn't it the nephew who was on crew last time? I've lost track of her stories.

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LOL, Sharla! I thought it was either the nephew or the "partner." I've not only lost track or her stories, but all the places she works, jobs she holds, and IDs she uses (there are at least a dozen).

Giggles are fun and this one provides them. I just hope that posters here realize that while this person may be serious in trying to assert her inside info, that it should be regarded as just a plethora of stories spun under various aliases.

In a way, it's kind of sad...

Xanadu said...

Amy 2 said...

I find it interesting that reality people made the list, the wanna bee people and than there is the Real Life #1 person who doesn't wanna bee.

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

I don't understand this. Doesn't want to be what? Hated or a celebrity?

barnaby said...

My favorite "insider" comment was the claim that Khart was really wearing a wig, and that very soon, after her hair grew out, the wig would be gone and Khart would be sporting a cute bob hairdo!

Still waiting ..................

It is the humor - both intended and unintended - that keeps me reading this site.

cali-girl said...

Canadian Cents--thanks for clarifying those issues about picture placements/cost of photos, etc. in a magazine. I did not know
about those things!

Hannah said...

Go Jon. I am glad you are not fighting back in public. I do hope someone is making notes of the lies for you to use in court against Kate to help you regian some custody back. You made some mistakes, that were in the public eye. However, you are a remarkable father for doing what you are. I hope you can sure your kids what love really is before its too late.

Brummygirl said...

Kate as the Bachelorette? :) Can you imagine her in a romantic scene?

Picture this, Kate standing outside the Mansion awaiting her bachelors. The crickets chirping were only drowned by the sound of Kate's jaws chewing the proverbial gum. She taps her 5" heels on the paving, indicating she is annoyed at being kept waiting. She glances at her pink phone dangling from a glittery wrist strap.
Chris, eyes on level with her burgeoning cleavage from a strapless gown, asks Kate if she is nervous.

"Me, heck no, its the guys who ought to be nervous!!" She cackles loudly causing Chris to flinch.

The first limo draws up, a man steps out of the car adjusting his jacket and looks up to see who is waiting. His jaw drops and he quickly scuffles back into the limo calling to the other occupants, the identification of the Bachelorette.
The limo turns with a squeal of tyres and quickly exits.
As all the other limos arrive, this scenario is repeated until the last man alights and moves towards an agitated Kate.
"It's o.k. sweetheart" said the grey haired man with the Kiwi accent "I guess they didn't know how to help you!!"

New York State Of Mind said...

My favorite "insider" comment was the claim that Khart was really wearing a wig, and that very soon, after her hair grew out, the wig would be gone and Khart would be sporting a cute bob hairdo!

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How did you remember that? That was so funny! I liked the one where the poster claimed that she was across the street where a scene was being filmed and yet she could hear everything that Kate was saying to the kids inside the limo!

ncgirl said...

Kate just confirmed on Twitter than she is still friends with Jamie and Ashley. Just what I suspected. Monday's show is a whole lot about nothing.

Sherry Baby said...

Barnaby said: My favorite "insider" comment was the claim that Khart was really wearing a wig, and that very soon, after her hair grew out, the wig would be gone and Khart would be sporting a cute bob hairdo!

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I liked the one where the multiple-ID poster said she was in the courtroom and heard everything Kate was telling the judge in regards to custody issues - that Kate incurs expenses for the bodyguard and herself at a hotel and she shouldn't have to pay for it when Jon stays in the house for free with the kids.

It looks like Kate is in a tweeting frenzy today, crying over how lonely she is and she needs a vacation because her life is so stressful. Give me a break!

Desert Rat said...

Cannot keep bleaching forever Kate, but the orange skin? OMG, it looks like one of those things that crawl around the Arizona mountains, what are they called?

&&&&&&&&&&&&&

They're called trolls, oh, yes, they are!

Jenny O said...

My favorite tidbit of "inside info" still remains the one poster who claimed Jon and Kate's divorce was merely a tactic to help with ratings, and that they were planning a big reconciliation. I do believe she kept saying we'd all "see" she was right and she'd do a happy dance at that time.

Her dancing shoes must be pretty dusty by now.

You Just Call Out My Name... said...

Kate just confirmed on Twitter than she is still friends with Jamie and Ashley. Just what I suspected. Monday's show is a whole lot about nothing.

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Ah, but are Jamie and Ashley still friends?

Brummygirl said...

I saw the promo scene between Kate and Ashley.
An actress, Kate is not. It is all hype for people to watch the original "nasty" Kate to emerge. Honey didn't get the viewers, so back to the original format.
You are so transparent T.L.C., it will be all kissy, kissy, forgive afterwards with Kate and Ashley.
Fortunately, I will not be there to see!!!

Sherry Baby said...

Jenny said: My favorite tidbit of "inside info" still remains the one poster who claimed Jon and Kate's divorce was merely a tactic to help with ratings, and that they were planning a big reconciliation.

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Yes! When she was questioned as to whether the children were "in" on this ratings scheme and knew the divorce wasn't real, or if they were the unsuspecting pawns in a family being torn apart for ratings (deliberately and falsely orchestrated by TLC), she had no answer. I don't think she had that part figured into her theory!

Elvira said...

Has anyone seen "The Sheriff" lately? :)

Mary said...

I love it Karie is defending herself on twitter for the editing done on tomorrow nights episode. Yes her defenders are falling all over her making excuses. Can't be long before thiss show is gone.

I do not fear for children Teachers by law have to report anything different in class rooms or playgrounds

ncgirl said...

"Ah, but are Jamie and Ashley still friends?"

I think that's who the argument was between if there was really anything. When Ashley says some like I can't spend more time with her, I think she meant Jamie.

Funny how Kate doesn't seem to like how she's portrayed on the show, but that is what will benefit her if it gets higher ratings.

MayDay said...

From Kate's twitter
Kateplusmy8 Kate Gosselin
I just saw the preview of RV trip-- remember, there's editing involved! Stress makes people do/say crazy things!
She is trying to smooth it over~ it must be bad.

Annie2 said...

Kate is doing a twitter poster contest with her twits. She is going to award one autographed book for the best entry. I guess she wants grass roots support. I doubt she will get a larger viewing because she did this.

She must be desperate for people to view. TLC must be putting a lot of pressure on her. Otherwise, she would not bother giving a book away.

PA Woman said...

There are reality "stars"

Kate - twitter followers 27,000

and reality STARS

Kim Kardashian - twitter followers 9 Million

ElaineGirl said...

TLC has officially cancelled the show!

http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20518349,00.html

Susan said...

http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20518349,00.html

This just in: it's all over for Kate! She done been cancelled.

tootytina said...

Kate show IS canceled according to People magazine!!!

TotallyANanny said...

DING DONG THE WITCH IS DEAD!!!!!!

People magazine has reported that TLC has CANCELED "Kate Plus 8"!!!!!

From @peoplemag:
Kate Gosselin's reality show career is over—TLC has canceled Kate Plus 8 http://ow.ly/63JHl

Maggie said...

Kate Gosselin's TV Show, Kate Plus 8, Gets Canceled- People Magazine
Monday August 15, 2011 03:00 PM EDT

TLC – the network that gave viewers a firsthand glimpse of Kate's tumultuous and highly publicized split from ex-husband Jon Gosselin while they continued to raise their eight children – will no longer follow the 36-year-old and her brood with cameras.

"TLC has decided not to renew another season of Kate Plus 8," a network rep told PEOPLE in a statement. "By the end of this season Kate Plus 8 will have hit the 150 episode mark (including Jon & Kate Plus 8); an exceptional milestone. TLC hopes to check in with Kate and the family periodically with specials in the future."
– Dahvi Shira

purple angel said...

Just read on twitter that according to People mag the show has been cancelled!! TLC has decided not to renew the show but may do an update show here and there. So there ya go...

shoptalk said...

Just saw online article that Kate plus 8 has been cancelled... haven't read it yet for details.

Linda Hoyt said...

Had to join the party and Thank the Lord!

http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20518349,00.html

Linda Hoyt said...

IT IS OVER! KATE PLUS 8 CANCELLED!

Dreamer said...

I just read on people.com that Kate Plus Eight has been canceled! The last episode will air on September 12. Let's hope she will stay off the airwaves....

ratherbkayaking said...

IT'S HAPPENED. IT'S BEEN CANCELLED!!!!!!!!!!!
http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20518349,00.html

Finally said...

Per people magazine..Kate's show has finally been cancelled. Last show is Sept 12th. Yay!

Mary said...

ITS OVER ITS OVER Kate is on twitter saying they were cancelled. I hope this is what I read correctly... Happy dance


Mary

anotherchesterctymom said...

HLN News and Views
TLC minus "Kate Plus 8": Cable net cancels the reality series - owl.li/63L9u

http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20518349,00.html

Kate Gosselin's TV Show, Kate Plus 8, Gets Canceled
Monday August 15, 2011 03:00 PM EDT

Kate Gosselin's days as a reality star are done for now.

"TLC has decided not to renew another season of Kate Plus 8," a network rep told PEOPLE in a statement. "

Mary said...

CANCELLED I LOVE THAT WORD she has been CANCELLED check out twitter

willmarmn said...

Oh, happy day everyone...HAPPY DAY!!! Ding, dong the witch is dead! TLC confirms they are cancelling Kate+8!

Hot Fun In The Summertime said...

My favorite tidbit of "inside info" still remains the one poster who claimed Jon and Kate's divorce was merely a tactic to help with ratings,

*****

My favorite insider info was from the poster with many User names who claimed a few years ago that an exclusive New York auction house had the listing on Kate's house, and every day there were cars with out-of-state licenses lined up for showings!

i said...

Show cancelled? Good news!
Let's hope that people don't "tune in " to the final shows and cause a re-consideration of the show's status

Joy said...

What will happen to Steve?

kinman said...

So she has a "security team" who monitors the tweets that she gets and sends? After some negative tweets came in (I cannot recall the specifics, but it happened over the past few days), Kate mentioned that the security team takes care of those (probably not for long, though I would guess). Do you think she really has people who monitor her tweeting activity?

Readings news said...

kinman said...
So she has a "security team" who monitors the tweets that she gets and sends? After some negative tweets came in (I cannot recall the specifics, but it happened over the past few days), Kate mentioned that the security team takes care of those (probably not for long, though I would guess). Do you think she really has people who monitor her tweeting activity

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Personally, I don't think she knows what she is talking about. This is not the first time she has shown that she is not technically savy. I think what she means is that Steve leaned over her shoulder and hit the delete button on the tweets she didn't like.

Money By The Pound said...

Joy said...

What will happen to Steve?

)))))))))))))

He will look for someone who has a really big purse, both in size and contents (money).

kinman said...

I think she is already planting the seeds about writing a book of inspirational quotes ( she seems to "make up" lots of inspiring quotes for her followers and they lap up every word), or a motivational speaking tour about running (maybe to promote a workout video or that Ab machine or something) or something to that effect (based on what she is tweeting, and the way people are fawning over every word that she says). There are people tweeting her about how she has truly motivated them start running all because of her. Someone actually wanted to use one of "her" quotes for something she was doing (a function of some sort) and Kate told her she was not allowed to use it. Anyway, I can see another book in her future, and I bet it will be about motivation, inspiration and how she found it through running every day and by having 40,000 followers on Twitter. Who watches the kids anyway while she runs? I know Mady and Cara are older, but it is still a large house out in the country and I would be a little way of leaving kids alone for that long. Who knows?

jonandkatewho? said...

A book of inspirational quotes would be hysterical! The woman does not exactly have a good grasp of the english language, does she?

I cannot imagine why anybody would ask her if they could use a quote which she has not written in a copyrighted book. I can't imagine her ever having said anything quoteworthy in the first place, but permission? Please! I would have just used it, if I liked it (which I really find hard to imagine!).

She does have some notoriety, if not outright fame, so I am not surprised at her trying to hold onto it and use it to make money. She has to do something else besides her lame show now. People do seem to love to hate her. Stranger things have happened, and I have no doubt there is some schmuck out there who would give her some sort of job in show business.

O-Hi-O said...

K8G's 'inspirational quotes' to include:

-"You get what you get and you don't get upset" (all TLC footage evidence to the contrary)
-Hysterically screaming at Jon over a showerhead, "We don't buy anything without a coupon!!!!!!!"
-More screaming at Jon at ToysRUs: "HELLLLOOOOOOO! He's playing instead of doing his job! Hmmph!"
-At Disney over nothing more than a melted ice cream cone: "OH! She's RUINED!!!"
-More aimed at Jon: "Stop BREATHING so loud!"
-"I'm not going to go hither and yon" (to participate in the boys' activities)
????????????

Well, I, for one, am truly inspired by her so far! And let's not forget that her last tome was hardly a best seller and "Love is in the Mix" never DID get off the ground.

Kate Gosselin as author, cook, talk show host, dancer, mother: sad and pathetic failure at every turn. Give it up, Kate, and go back where you belong: Oblivion.

Big Wooden Spoon said...

Does anybody out there know if the two expelled tups are back in school this fall? Has their school even started yet?

Just wondering.

Brummygirl said...

@ O-HI-0
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You forgot the infamous quote..."They did not know how to help me!"

Brummygirl said...

How the worm turns. The Kate "Lovers" (well they call us haters) are all over T.L.C. because they have let Kate+8 go and show Kate in a bad light in the ads.
What happened to T.L.C. being the best thing since sliced bread because they acknowledged that their idol was such a star.
One thing about the posters here, we never change our opinion!! :)

Getting Schooled said...

Does anybody out there know if the two expelled tups are back in school this fall? Has their school even started yet?

Just wondering.

_________________

Yes, and yes.

O-Hi-O said...

"You forgot the infamous quote..."They did not know how to help me!"

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OMG, you're right! How could I have forgotten K8G's signature statement? This statement reflects her defining characteristic: long suffering, courageous victim.

Blech.

kinman said...

Personally I do not see her having success as an author. She does not fit into any niche; she is not funny, so she cannot market a humorous parenting book, nor is she religious (she admits going to church only sporadically) so that lets out a Christian-based inspirational book. The only thing she really talks about is her "running", and she cannot make a vocation out of that (although if you watch the movie Forrest Gump, he certainly got alot of followers when he ran!) I am pretty sure she will fade into obscurity once the show is gone. If TLC had not put her on every talk show that would have her (before every new episode aired) to promote the show..most people probably would have already forgotten about her by now. So it will not take long. I think Jon is the person people would be interested in hearing from now; as we have had enough of Kate.

Jenny O said...

I heard on the radio coming to work today that Kris Jenner has been selected to fill in for Sharon Osbourne for the next two months on The Talk, while Sharon spends more time with her husband Ozzie. If Kate and her fans were thinking that she might get a seat on The Talk, their hopes have now been dashed.

I think Kris Jenner is little better than Kate, but at least she seems to actually love her children to some degree, and she's been able to keep her marriage to Bruce Jenner intact all these years. She apparently also has some basic manners and knows how to treat others when in public.

I would suggest that Kate, in addition to studying for renewal of her nursing license, take an in depth course in basic civility and another in how to dress stylishly yet appropriately.

fidosmommy said...

Re: Kate writing a new book.

She could entitle her inspirational
tome "Consider the Source".

And then we'll all "Move On"

Aunty Kim said...

cannot believe how many of her followers are young kids & young teens...just went over & looked at the tweets...& most of the ones are telling their ages today...10 & 11 year olds...what are the mothers of these kids thinking? That she's a great mom..what kind of mom do they have...must be just as bad or worse...nothing like having a following of young kids..what an example!!!!!!!!!

Opposed to Reality TV said...

I totally disagree with the posting of Kris Jenner being better than Kate Gosselin.

What we have here are 2 very separate types of people.

Kris Jenner's kids are grown,encouraged to use disgraceful language and actions. Also they are all encouraged to pose nude "and enjoy how beautiful your body is" and is that why her daughter posed for Playboy, after performing in her boyfriends' sex video?

Kris Jenner and Kate Gosselin have one thing in common and that is money, but as mothers...Kris Jenner is a disgrace to motherhood.

Keep her marriage together? She is divorced from her first husband. Took Bruce Jenner away from his first wife. Please.

Neither of these women are Saints or any role model.

In all of this, Kris Jenner is setting her 2 youngest children, now 14 and 15 up to be the next "pose nude" adventures.
There are no morals or standards in that family.

For example: Kris Jenner had extensive liposuction and a complete face lift.

Whatever Kate exposes, she hasn't exposed her kids since they were under 2.

My point: Reality TV and those who will do anything for $$ have ruined generations of people thinking you could make money by exposing your children and grandchildren.

Ever notice that Bruce Jenner's 2 sons by his first wife does not appear on that show?

That Kardashanian Wedding was so sad when so many are suffering during this Bad Economy.

Tell me 1 thing that the Kardashian Family has done for 1 charity, please. No one makes 35 million dollars a year just cursing and making fun of each other while exposing every part of their body?

One daughter waxed her sister's pubic area on TV. Garbage and Trash, all of it.

It should all go off TV.

O-Hi-O said...

"One daughter waxed her sister's pubic area on TV. Garbage and Trash, all of it.

It should all go off TV."

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The Kardashians prove that $ does not buy class or sophistication. No matter how much $ they may make, they are beyond tacky.

Kim's xraying her behind on tv... WHO CARES about Kardashian arse?

I fully agree with your last statement - 'reality' tv is just b.s. and needs to GO.

Jenny O said...

Keep her marriage together? She is divorced from her first husband. Took Bruce Jenner away from his first wife. Please.
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I don't want to turn this forum into a Kardashians without Pity one. I merely meant that, IMO, Kris Jenner was slightly less worse of a reality show pimp mamma than Kate G. I thought she and Bruce Jenner met when they were both divorced and were set up on a blind date. I hadn't heard that he was still married when they met.

Either way, I don't respect either mom, and agree that both exploit their families in order to gain money and fame. However, the Kardashian kids seem equally tuned into the family business of putting on a phony reality show in order to bring in the big bucks.

irish wonder said...

So how long before she has to sell the house or gets foreclosed on?

In case you don't know she has a 9K a month mortgage on house that has lost 50% of its value.

They paid 1.2 million and it is now worth under 700K.

How long before house goes bye bye?

Money Honey said...

In case you don't know she has a 9K a month mortgage on house that has lost 50% of its value.

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Source? They didn't put a mortgage on the property for 1.2 million...it was somewhere in the $750,000 range, so unless they got hit with an extremely high interest rate, I'm not sure how their monthly mortgage could be $9,000.

However, assuming that her annual mortgage is approximately $85,000 a year, and you add on the $100,000 tuition, it means that she needs $185,000 annually just for the mortgage and tuition.

The money she has hoarded is not going to last long.

Kia Ora said...

She will never sell that house & give someone the satisfaction, that she erred (nice way) again. Thats just the way is. Thats her, her all the way with anything. Mrs's no it all. She would'nt know if her arse was fire.

Brummygirl said...

Aunty Kim said...
cannot believe how many of her followers are young kids & young teens...just went over & looked at the tweets...& most of the ones are telling their ages today...10 & 11 year olds...what are the mothers of these kids thinking? That she's a great mom..what kind of mom do they have...must be just as bad or worse...nothing like having a following of young kids..what an example!!!!!!!!!
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Kate should be spending time interacting with her own eight children, not feeding the minds of other Mother's children.
Yeah Kate, aren't you just great, you are back in the schoolroom again. Pity you never learned anything the first time around. I swear you skipped English Vocabulary. GROW UP!!

pinkdiamond611 said...

I happened to see the preview with the arguing that has been mentioned. I haven't watched the show in ages so I never have seen the bff Jaime. OMG did she get some plastic surgery to look exacty like Kart? When they showed her on the bus yelling at Kart, she looked like a mirror image. What a bunch of nutjobs.

long time reader said...

As a nurse, myself, I certainly hope that witch does not go back to our profession. What a black mark on an honorable calling.
I think she should apply at Target to carry out 2 sacks for demanding customers. Or maybe, she could be a plow horse for her good friend, the Amish farmer.

PA Midstate Mommy said...

Getting Schooled said...
"Does anybody out there know if the two expelled tups are back in school this fall? Has their school even started yet?

Just wondering."

This is only heresay, but I've heard from a friend who has family that attend Lancaster Country Day School, that the two expelled tups are not returning this year, and that one of the older girls has also been kicked out. Not sure if that's truly the case, but just what I've heard. I do know that Khart is not well liked by the other families of LCD. Her meager millions are nothing compared to the financial status of other families that attend that school. We're talking old money, not squandered on tanning, nails, and Nobu sushi.

irish wonder said...

Kia Ora, I think selling the house may not be an option...LOL.

As one poster said you're talking 100K a year in mortgage payments. Then you have property taxes, homeowners insurance, upkeep, and maintenance.....UTILITIES...yikes.

We have a 1/2 acre and a pool and spend about $150 a month between the lawn cutter and the pool guy.

Can you imagine what it costs her monthly to have the grass cut?

That idiot should have upgraded to a larger home, she didn't need 26 acres.

I just don't see how she can continue to make those mortgage payments and the other costs in maintaining a home that size with all that land.

Mary said...

oh comon kate will have plenty of inspirational quotes just as long as she uses words that end in ISH


Mary

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

This has really been bugging me for a while now. I'm talking about Kate's obsession with running and doing a marathon and her sheep thinking she is wonder woman. I am here to tell you that when you have young kids, you cannot train for a marathon unless you have a very understanding partner or you have a nanny. My husband and I liked to run before we had kids. Then when the kids came, we bought an exercise machine so that we could exercise inside the house and keep an eye on them. I felt too much guilt to be able to take off and do a long run on my own and leave my little kids behind. I wanted them to know I was always around even when I was on the exercise machine and my husband was home too. Anyone who has ever trained for a big race knows the commitment involved and how much time it takes away from your family. Her sheeple are young twerps and teens who have no clue what real life is like when you have children. All they see is that she is this incredible machine who is uber organized and can find the time to take care of herself. Yak. But it's all built on smoke and mirrors. I detest Kate's lack of compunction in being able to take advantage of people for her own personal gain.

Shoka's Understudy said...

Oh, Mary. How funny-ish!

kate could write this book:

The Complete Guide to ISH Words for DUMMIES!

by kate gosselin, nobody else-ish

lol

mamasan said...

Is it possible that the Kate mc-mansion could be subdivided? If so, it would be a means to stay there.

Shoka's Understudy said...

Since kate has the 26 acres in the back, why didn't she start growing organic vegetables? She could of had someone come in and set it up.

A greenhouse and grow organic baby Arugla greens. They go for 50 dollars a pound that fancy restaurants buy from farmers here.

She could of had all the vegetables they could eat from the field and have the person managing it, take it to the market and sell it.

What a great income that could of been or could be.

My parents worked for years and bought 40 acres and I told my dad to plant Black Walnut Trees, because they are so expensive to buy. Could of made really good money. He would only rent the land out for soybeans at 900 a year.

irish wonder said...

I may be wrong but I believe the property has to be bought and sold as is(all 26 acres).

When it was sold to the Gosselins it was with the understanding that it could not be split up. Maybe due to county zoning laws?

Anyway I can't see how she can afford to make the payments and the upkeep on it.

Running Bear said...

I am here to tell you that when you have young kids, you cannot train for a marathon unless you have a very understanding partner or you have a nanny.

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The children at at school for nine hours a day, five days a week and with Jon for two weekends a month. Is that enough time to train?

Chilly In PA said...

We have a 1/2 acre and a pool and spend about $150 a month between the lawn cutter and the pool guy.

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That's all? Trade places with me? My pool service alone, excluding chemicals runs about $75 a week, and lawn care (three acres) approximately $400 a month. Remember, though, much of Kate's acreage isn't lawn that is mowed - it's a wooded area.

Jenny O said...

I may be wrong but I believe the property has to be bought and sold as is(all 26 acres).

When it was sold to the Gosselins it was with the understanding that it could not be split up. Maybe due to county zoning laws?

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That would be my guess as well. I'm not from the area, but I know in my own community, there are zoning laws which preclude people from buying a home with some acreage out in the country and then subdividing and selling it.

As to planting something on the property in order to make money - while I do agree that having an organic garden, a few fruit trees, etc. would be a wonderful idea to supplement the family table, I don't know how much money that would actually generate to support the household.

The fact of the matter is that Kate and Jon bought at the absolute worst time - at the peak of the market, right before prices began tumbling down, down, down. If Kate put it on the market now, she would have to accept less than what she owes on the home. If she can't make the mortgage payments, that's what will happen. She'll have no choice.

I have no idea if Kate has tucked money away for a rainy day. Given her personality and what I've seen of her grasping behavior, I find it hard to believe she has the discipline and wisdom to have done so. She likes her expensive trappings. The next question is -- how long will TLC pay Steve's salary? I have to believe that those TLC payments will stop on the date the contract expires.

TLC is washing their hands of Kate. They've made their money, now they are cutting their losses and moving on, with nary a backwards glance. Sure, they say there might be a follow up show here and there as the children grow, but I bet you if there is any follow up shows, it will be only once. Life moves on and Kate is yesterday's news.

Myrtle said...

My understanding of how TV show funding works comes from a realtive in the business. He says when the show is cancelled, the funding stops. Each show has a budget from the network. Most of that budget is available to the production company. However, once production is stopped, the only allowable charges that the production company can submit to the network is for shutting down production. So if Steve was part of shutting down production, he could have been paid a few days past the announcement. Networks do not fund budgets for cancelled shows. The cancellation basically terminates the contract.

Bottom line Katie Irene is on her own now to pay for everything since it shouldn't have taken more than a week or two to remove any production related items from the house (lights) and return the home to its pre-production state. TLC has moved on.

The network would have funded Kate's promotion trip to NY to be on the talk shows so Steve might have been covered for or through that trip.