Free Discussion July 2011

Please use this post for discussion about the Gosselins that doesn't have a better spot elsewhere. This is where all those I don't know where to post it comments go also. Thank you.

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Given less and less Kate news, I think a monthly post may be enough for July.  Allegedly Kate will air again in August and we'll have episode posts if it does.

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heavennoseven said...

I hope the kids arent flimmed again for the fourth of July. I wonder if Kate will set try to TLC to pay for a set of fireworks for each kid.

puppy breath said...

I am with those calling BS on the "frindship" angle of the Math Tutor.

Remeber the school is not close by.
You don't, as a teacher, drive that distance once a week to hang out with 11 year olds.

If the twins need tutoring and the teacher/ tutor is willing to drive that distance ... great! Get the girls the help they need. That is actually what a real parent does.

But to try and spin it as a 'friend' who wants to spend time with the girls is just another lie and we all know it.

Yankee Doodle said...

I hope the kids arent flimmed again for the fourth of July. I wonder if Kate will set try to TLC to pay for a set of fireworks for each kid.

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Kate said that they filmed all week, but she tweeted that the Fourth had "snuck" up on her and she had forgotten about putting the flags in the yard. So, I would think that they didn't film a Patriotic show.

Belinda said...

I wonder if the "tutor friend" is Carla. Carla is a homeschool teacher and has been in Kate's life for years.

Shoka's Understudy said...

When I was posting about the solar panels that I believe kate sold, I meant that when Steve of TOH was talking about the tax credit, she wasn't really listening to him talking because we all know she zones people out around her.

When he said there was a tax credit of 4K, that perked her up.

I believe that right after they were installed, she sold them and got rid of them, in turn, getting a full tax credit.

When you do that, don't you think you are suppose to leave them on the roof?

Would like to get the IRS's opinion of that policy.

I just saw this morning a beautiful wood home in Chile, completely off the grid. There was a basketball pole stand with a solar panel on it, way out from the house and it provided all the electricity in the house.

They had a solar pump to pump up water from the spring.

Why would you take away something that was saving you lots of money? Did the offer of cash for something that was given to her make her eyes roll back in her head? lol

I hope kate can cope with life when TLC dumps her and goes on their merry way. For the kids sake.

Shoka's Understudy said...

Read where kate misses Terri Irwin more than Sarah Palin!

She must want to go back to AU/NZ.

Getting Schooled said...

Regarding the teacher thing. This is what Kate wrote:

"As I rounded the corner to my house at 8:59 am, Cara and Mady's teacher pulled up beside me -- which instantly reminded me that they had math tutoring at 9 a.m. (they love their teacher and we are close friends so they agreed to be tutored this summer in order to 'hang out' weekly)"

Is it a teacher from school, or Carla, or another "teacher?" She doesn't say, but I can't imagine a teacher from their school driving an hour one way to "hang out" with two students during the summer just because they are close friends. That scenario just doesn't make sense, no matter how you try to spin it.

Tami said...

funny, I read in tweets where all the little kids had tutors for summer too so they could "keep up". I was thinking she could do like the rest of us and read and teach our kids ourselves when not in school. not likely that only Mady and Cara's teacher is there because she just loves the G's. More like she is wanting to keep an income over summer and the kids are not very good in math.

Shoka's Understudy said...

kates tweeting today:


Kateplusmy8 Pennsylvania, USA

I'm joining modern Tweeting society. My kids will be so proud! You're shocked? Me too!


@CJWhodunit @dreambigxox @LindaOriginal @TLC Yep.Scary2think my job could go&hav 8 kids 2 support!I no I'll fig it out--tv jobs r out there.

@SuperPattyPie Running, cleaning, organizing and relaxing :) oh and paperwork!

@Aoibh88 Ireland is in my top five for sure! Will before I die..my list is long let's hope I don't die til it's all done :)& I'm very old!

@CJWhodunit @TrippenIn @BigFanofKateG Aren't oz beaches unreal? Which beach is that?

Be back later... Stuff to do now...

@teeeeps And your review please? :)

@TrippenIn @BigFanofKateG Wkend Not total chilling but parts will be pure quiet and aloneness-something I don't get often but always love!

@sarahjoyce1992 Yep. Did that yesterday (a little behind this year..)

@sarahjoyce1992 Not this yr. No kids for 4th :(

@Cazbuck7 Oh.. Boys names..hmmm: mason, Preston, Elliot, Gabe, Theres my two cents. Names u like? Regardless, congrats!

@mandapanda2367 I hope so but maybe not this year... We will see...

@wunderkindtwins Two things save me: Freezer and crock pot! I agree, it's diff between life and no dinner, lol!

@BigFanofKateG Kids are at jons now :(

She mentioned the freezer and a crockpot. Has anyone even seen a crockpot on her kitchen counter? All these tweets were in an less than 2 hour period. She says she is not really chilling, cleaning, organizing, paperwork, coming up with baby names for someone she does not know, talking about her bucket list, the beaches in AU, talking about not filming a 4th of July episode, thinking about what she is going to do if it is really over with.

She is just all over the place.

The best thing out of the tweets is that the kids are at Jon's this weekend for the 4th!

**Fireworks!!!!*****

PatK said...

I'm betting the "teacher/tutor" IS Carla.

Hint: "we are close friends" and "hang out weekly".

I believe Kate did mention somewhere else that she sees Carla every week?

Seriously doubt it's Cara and Mady's teacher from school.

barnaby said...

"CJWhodunit @dreambigxox @LindaOriginal @TLC Yep.Scary2think my job could go&hav 8 kids 2 support!I no I'll fig it out--tv jobs r out there."

Further proof she is scared, ill -prepared and delusional all at the same time. Unless she thinks Celebrity Poker is a real TV job!

Mary said...

I hope the Math teacher was paid up front. We know how Kate' pays her bills

Mary

Pattypanda said...

Maybe the kids wouldn't need tutors if they actually spent time in school.

Tami said...

Looks to me like she threw that 'nope. tv jobs are out there' to try to scare TLC into keeping her lol. Like she thinks they'd really freak out if they didn't have her on contract and someone else got her talents : /
Come on, really? She lives in rural PA, has 8 kids and no talent. What tv jobs are for her?

heavennoseven said...

How come someone can`t say they cant flim during school and only flim on breaks if they have good grades. Is that a rule in over reality shows in other states.

Heck, if the kids fail a grade. It will be a show. Jon didnt help them on weekends. I cant help all 8 at once. Blaming everyone but herself.

Friend In Pennsylvania said...

How come someone can`t say they cant flim during school and only flim on breaks if they have good grades.

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Someone did try to tell them that they couldn't be taken out of the country to film when school was in session. Jon. He was shot down because Kate and the kids are under contract with TLC and needed to go to Australia to film so that the terms of the contract would be honored.

With the new Child Labor Law about to be passed in the Senate, there will be a studio teacher on the set.

Maggie said...

I doubt that the children will have to have a tutor (as per the new law) if they film in the school holidays. IF they are all in school, which is debatable.

I think that law pertains to children that are not attending full-time school. But I could be wrong.

Obviously Kate will be the parent or guardian in charge, it isn't like she works if the children don't work.

Amy too said...

I think Kate is worrying more now than ever. She knows she has to try to find a job, make future plans or else, she is a women providing for 8 kids. Not easy as they get older, eat more, need larger clothes and shoes/sneaks/winter coats, etc. Plus the maintenance on that house and grounds. She better get busy trying to find a way to keep some of those balls in the air or she won't be around and she will be living back on E town and sending her kids to public school. Could be worse, she could live in Philly where not enough budget money and lots of teacher lay offs. (edited)

House Bill 1548 said...

I think that law pertains to children that are not attending full-time school. But I could be wrong.

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I've read the bill. It is a misconception that the role of the studio teacher is limited to making sure that the kids don't fall behind in their education. In addition, they are there to assure that the kids' needs are met, that they are not working too long, that working conditions are favorable to each child. They act as advocates for each working minor. It doesn't matter if the child is home-schooled, or attends school full time. They are required to be on the set when school is in session. If this is true, then studio teachers are not required to be on the set during the summer. During this time, who acts as an advocate for the child if there is no teacher present?

What is interesting about this bill is that no child performer under the age of 18 is permitted to work in a room or area where alcohol is served. This means they cannot film in a vip box at a sports event, for example, or even in a restaurant area that is in close proximity to a bar. What is not clearly defined, however, what is meant by "area." If they choose to film at an amusement part that serves alcohol, is that permitted? I haven't been able to find the answer to that one.

mamasan said...

Jon has been paying $20,000+ support for the children. Why is Kate poor-mouthing it again?

Annie2 said...

I have to stop reading Kates tweets. They piss me off beyond words. One of her sheep said that Jon ruined the family and that kate fixed. That is such BS! If kate fixed it then the family would still be together and they would be off TV.

"RT @_Marci_M_ @MiloandJack I have watched show 4ever..love her&think Jon ruined that family but she healed it @Kateplusmy8 OMG, SO KIND,THX!"

fidosmommy said...

I believe that right after they were installed, she sold them and got rid of them, in turn, getting a full tax credit.

Why would you take away something that was saving you lots of money?

*****

I don't think Kate was impressed with the look of her "roof jewelry" from the day they were installed. What Kate doesn't like goes away.

I haven't seen any recent photos of the house to confirm or deny the presence of solar panels.

Kat said...

I can only hope people are out watching fireworks instead of Kate plus 8 tonight.

Betty Blue said...

Kate isn't even on tonight, is she?

Amy2 said...

I checked my local listings for TLC night. There is episode after episode of Cake Boss, TLC's newest and brightest shining star. Bye Bye Kate.

Annie2 said...

Kate is not on tonight. She wont be back till August.

dustilies said...

Further proof she is scared, ill -prepared and delusional all at the same time. Unless she thinks Celebrity Poker is a real TV job!

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I cannot imagine anyone easier to beat at poker than Kate Gosselin.

It isn't just that she'd never be able to remember the difference between a flush and a straight.
It's that she is completely clueless about other people, which is the real heart of card games like that. And, imo, she's pretty clueless about herself, too.

ncgirl said...

"I have to stop reading Kates tweets. They piss me off beyond words."

I know. Her tweets against Jon are just terrible. Please, can't Jon's lawyer make her stop? Like someone on another site said, even if Jon did cheat(which is unlikely), she shouldn't talk about him.

fidosmommy said...

In my experience, the person who
complains the most about a bad relationship is usually the one who
did the most to ruin the relationship. But, to take the onus of him/herself, the complainer tries to make the other person seem like the culprit. It's an old trick. Gather a sympathetic audience and tell your tale of woe. The other person will soon look like a total loser.

The person who keeps mum about it is often the victim who does not want to see anybody get hurt any further. Anybody.

I realize that's a blanket statement that does not apply to every case, but it is all too often the way things go.

pinkdiamond611 said...

If you read Kart's tweets, isn't that "following" her. If she has many followers doesn't that make her "relevant"? Let her tweet all she wants. If nobody reads them then it is irrelevant.

Rainbow68 said...

The last two episodes have been almost civil. Kate was polite to the cashier at the grocery store! It's almost like she realizes it's over and the pressure is now off to save the show. It's a shame it took the end of the show for her to show that she can be pleasant. The kids seem less stressed too.

She's come undone said...

I agree with fidosmommy..... Also, in another area I mentioned how I could not understand why Jon didn't speak up for himself (or someone close to him). Everyone talked about him taking the "high road". I do understand that; however, much of what Kate is saying about him are lies. Not many people could let that go by. Even if he can't set the record straight, I'm still surprised some family member doesn't speak out. And please, I understand how it's best to let her do all the talking while he maintains his dignity, etc., etc. But lies are harmful and someone including one or more child might believe them.

One last thing. I believe that reading her tweets is no different from watching her shows. It just feeds her sad, sick ego. But I understand the curiosity and maybe I don't understand tweeting. Maybe she doesn't know how many people are reading....

Elvira said...

People can read tweets without following the person. I'm not sure that there is much impact on Kate if people anonymously read her tweets or not. I don't see much.

I think Jon may have moved on to the stage of ignoring Kate as much as possible. To an attention whore that is the worst punishment - to be ignored.

Mommie Dearest said...

The last two episodes have been almost civil. Kate was polite to the cashier at the grocery store!

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She was anything but civil and polite (and loving) to her own children when they were trying to prepare treats to be taken to the dialysis center. She was the epitome of Mommy Dearest.

Jenny O said...

Elvira said:
think Jon may have moved on to the stage of ignoring Kate as much as possible. To an attention whore that is the worst punishment - to be ignored.
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I completely agree. To respond in any way to Kate's lies is to only feed her need for attention and control. She had control over Jon for years, and now he's free of her. If he responds each time she says a lie about him, that only means she's still pulling the strings and making him dance for her.

I hope that through painful experience, Jon has learned that the only people whose opinions matter to him, are those people who are closest to him: his family, his girlfriend, his close friends. One clear lesson I've learned is that if the media are given a story line to follow (Jon is a serial philanderer; he's lazy; he's a slacker; he's to be mocked), they will run with it. They don't care about the truth - they only care about selling magazines or pleasing TLC.

If I were Jon, I'd figure that fighting against yellow journalism and TLC wasn't worth my time and effort. To simply continue to live his life quietly and out of the spotlight is really his best chance for happiness. Who cares what Kate says about him? She's a pathological liar. He knows it, his family and friends know it, even Kate's own family knows it. A few sheeple and some media whores refuse to acknowledge the truth, that's all.

In time, the media and TLC will turn their sights to other victims, all but a few really sad sheeple with lose interest in Kate, and she'll end up a wrinkled old hag with horse teeth and a bray to match.

Jenny O said...

Kate was polite to the cashier at the grocery store!
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Isn't it just the perfect commentary on Kate, that it is an event when she's actually polite to someone? An everyday act of common courtesy that we all do without thinking twice, is so unusual from Kate that it deserved some special mention. Wow.

Annie2 said...

I agree with taking the high road but I also think that Jon might have some legal recourse (libel or defamation of character). If I wear him then I would try to put a stop to the public comments. They are hard on him and on the children. How would you feel if your mom went on National tv or radio and trash talked your dad?

Also, you can read someones tweets without being a follower. You won't be logged as a follower just by reading them. Kates account is not set up to log individual tweet hits.

willmarmn said...

Very true...you can read tweets without following an individual. I don't, what Twitter calls "FOLLOW" her, but occasionally read her tweets for sh*ts and giggles. I found this recent tweet from Kate on Twitter. Kind of goes along the lines of KATE'S 4th of July cake. Quick everyone...get a pen and paper ready for this unique, gem of a recipe Kate made up herself:

"Kates Deviled Eggs HB eggs,cool &peel,slice in 1/2 Mix yolk w mayo& yellow mustard in f processor so smooth. Fill&sprinkle w paprika! Enjoy!"

KATE'S deviled eggs?!? BAHAHAHA!Open any cookbook up and you'll probably find this recipe. What a moron!

Pony said...

Obviously, I need something to do with my time. I just read Kate's recipe for deviled eggs and thought, "that is an original recipe." Why? Because I've never seen a deviled egg that only had mustard and mayo in it. I checked 10 recipes at foodnetwork.com, and found that every single one had at least one other ingredient to keep them from being bland, like sweet relish, salt and pepper, salsa, chives, you name it. But not a one had only egg, mayo, mustard and a bit of paprika. Good job, Kate - take a simple recipe and make it even simpler.

dustilies said...

Willmarnm posted this tweet/recipe from Kate:

"Kates Deviled Eggs HB eggs,cool &peel,slice in 1/2 Mix yolk w mayo& yellow mustard in f processor so smooth. Fill&sprinkle w paprika! Enjoy!"

KATE'S deviled eggs?!? BAHAHAHA!Open any cookbook up and you'll probably find this recipe. What a moron!

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Food processor? Unless you are catering a cookout for a hundred, why dirty a whole food processor? Maybe Kate doesn't own a fork with which to mash a dozen egg yolks?

Gotta love a woman who can't even figure out deviled eggs but hoped to publish a cook book. She's astonishingly bulletproof.

O-Hi-O said...

Best possible news that K8G is falling off the radar and that GWoP is now down to a monthly comment.

Finally, the Gosselins are heading into the right direction: obscurity.

Kate Gosselin has enjoyed a much longer spotlight ride than deserved, as the woman has zero talent and charisma to match.

willmarmn said...

Obviously, I need something to do with my time. I just read Kate's recipe for deviled eggs and thought, "that is an original recipe." Why? Because I've never seen a deviled egg that only had mustard and mayo in it. I checked 10 recipes at foodnetwork.com, and found that every single one had at least one other ingredient to keep them from being bland, like sweet relish, salt and pepper, salsa, chives, you name it. But not a one had only egg, mayo, mustard and a bit of paprika. Good job, Kate - take a simple recipe and make it even simpler.

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Sorry, but this is a brainless common recipe. What do you need for THE most basic deviled eggs? HB eggs and mayo. Adding mustard and sprinkling paprika is far from a new thing. Trust me, it's not unusual or uncommon. So boring and lacking originality...just like Kate. She's just trying to milk her fame by adding HER name to things that are already out there in hopes to squeeze out a few more fans. HMMMMM, maybe she's feeling out Twitter reactions in hopes for 'the cookbook'. :)

Aunt Chris said...

Just wondering - is it ok if I use a spicy brown mustard or does it have to be yellow? ;)

Anonymous said...

I guess Stevie boy didn't give her the NZ secret ingredient for devilled eggs? They can't be that close after all. Then again, I don't think I can imagine him in a kitchen, sharing his tastes. Just another wild stab, his wife can't be that close with her either and sharing recipes.

Duck said...

I hope she publishes her recipe for toast!

Duck said...

Jenny O said
Kate was polite to the cashier at the grocery store
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Maybe she is hoping for his job!

gracie said...

Once again Kraft has stolen "Kate's" recipe just like the flag cake: http://www.kraftrecipes.com/recipes/easy-deviled-eggs-60161.aspx

lights on said...

She was really being polite in the grocery store? She sucks at making small talk and interacting with others and her 'thanks' was an afterthought. How many of us immediately say thank you to every person who does a service for us? I'll bet most do. If someone rings me up at the store I immediately thank them. She called it out as she trotted off as if someone reminded her or she thought she had better for the cameras.

The egg recipe? Please! I have no interest in deviled eggs because they seem gross, but no one could tell how to make them by this. She does not mention boiling them, how would you mash them without first removing yolks, etc. Can't really do recipes with 2 lines of twitter and the lack of seasoning ..such sophisticated cooking!

We need more Relish!!! said...

My goodness, kate.

Your? Deviled Eggs? hahaha

Where is the relish? or chopped up pickles?

I could understand if you added something unusual to the yolks like potted meat or even chocolate syrup, then you could distinguish it, call it kate's deviled eggs.

She could use the red wooden spoon to smash the eggs up with but she likes to keep it clean and handy to beat the kids and celebrity chefs with.

What a nut!

Shoka's Understudy

Shoka's Understudy said...

Read that a somber Jon dropped the kids off at the McMansion. I don't know if he was allowed to come in the gate or if he has the code or not.

And the same article said the rumor is going around that Jon and Ellen broke up. I hope this is not true.

Jon has really made great strides toward a normal life and is trying to make a normal life with his kids and hopefully with Ellen.

Saw jogging pictures of kate. Wonder if Chris is back or if PurseBoy took them.

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

I can hardly wait for K8's recipe for PB&J sandwiches. OH, also her "plating" skills on how many grapes, crackers and cheese slices to put on a paper plate.

Jenny O said...

OH, also her "plating" skills on how many grapes, crackers and cheese slices to put on a paper plate.
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It's one of Kate's favorite money-saving ideas:

No more than 5 grapes, 3 crackers and a slice of cheese.

That's how she can afford mani-peds, tanning sessions, and Botox. One must have one's priorities straight after all.
(Even better if you can get craft services to provide this filling meal for free)

Mom In Lancaster County said...

I can hardly wait for K8's recipe for PB&J sandwiches. OH, also her "plating" skills on how many grapes, crackers and cheese slices to put on a paper plate.

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I am sitting on the edge of my seat, waiting for the old grandma soups recipes. Of course, they are most likely found in the Mennonite Community Cookbook, first published in 1950, but it would mean so much more if Kate would publish them.

carezee said...

If you look at Kate's tweets this morning she is busy answering all kinds of questions and what not. In the middle of them she tweets that she just got back from her run, did breakfast and was going to shower. When did she have time to run when she was tweeting all morning. Oh and her internal alarm clock woke her at 6am. Hmm.... it didn't work all weekend when she slept for 10 hours.

Reading news said...

SIGHTING!!!!!

I saw Mady and Cara working with their tutor at our local book store this morning. They are much prettier than they appear on TV. They seemed to enjoy being with the woman and were smiling as they conversed with her. I wondered if that is why they looked so pretty -on TV they always appear to be in a bad mood.

Also, the tutor was definitely not Carly nor her daughter.

Brummygirl said...

Deviled Eggs? How ironic, is that what they eat in Hell?

CAStudioGirl said...

House Bill state:
I've read the bill. It is a misconception that the role of the studio teacher is limited to making sure that the kids don't fall behind in their education. In addition, they are there to assure that the kids' needs are met, that they are not working too long, that working conditions are favorable to each child. They act as advocates for each working minor. It doesn't matter if the child is home-schooled, or attends school full time. They are required to be on the set when school is in session. If this is true, then studio teachers are not required to be on the set during the summer. During this time, who acts as an advocate for the child if there is no teacher present?


There are quite a lot of misconceptions regarding minor performers in entertainment and child workers in general. While there are Federal Labor laws in place that protect workers of all ages, and specific subset laws pertaining to children in general and children in certain industries (farming, food service etc) ... most labor law is state law and as such varies from state to state. The role of a set teacher in the UNION (SAG/AFTRA) covered entertainment industry is educational only (though many teachers also take an ad hoc role of advocate for the well being of the child), the union rules require that a parent (or parent delegate) be not only on set continuously, but the child must be within sight and sound of that parent at all times. All union sets have a union delegate present (who advocates for all cast and crew), but particularly enforces state and union rules about the working conditions for any minors on set.

The biggest issue that has faced these poor kids, is that reality TV is not (generally) union shoots. Therefore, they are "protected" to use the term lightly, only by whatever state labor laws apply to children in the state they are filming in. Most of those laws were conceived long before there was even a wild notion of "reality TV".

One of the reasons that the unions (SAG/AFTRA) have developed the union steward role, is to protect child actors (union actors) from parents like Kate Gosselin, who wouldn't have the interest of their own children first and foremost in mind. Unfortunately these poor kids have no parental protection, no union protection, and in PA right now, very little labor law protection. Fortunately, they may wind up having the whim of cultural interest which may protect what is left of their childhood, by finally turning off the cameras. This was hopefully a painful lesson for the "industry" to learn, and perhaps they can be the instigators of protections for the kids who will undoubtedly follow them into this nightmare dragged by narcissistic parents.

Anonymous said...

I guess they were filming at the local grocery store around 4:00 or so on 7/6/11. My neighbor couldn't get down the aisle. Wonder what this episode will be about?

Mary said...

does Kate get paid to twitter?

Mary said...

Why were the twins at a book store to be tutor????? I never heard anyone being tutored at a book store. That BIG house Kate can't control herself or the tubs to interfer.... Just as I write this its to keep Kate away. BUT a book store

O-Hi-O said...

"Deviled Eggs? How ironic, is that what they eat in Hell?"

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LOL, Brummy!!!!

Yes, finally a place and job for K8G, the no-talent: wupping up DEVILed eggs. I wonder if she turns her Hellatious Sammynella Chicken on the grill with her assigned pitchfork?

I'm guessing the spiked hair of days goneby and now her extensions probably just hide her horns.

Her wonky eye? Ever see "Rosemary's Baby"?

The forked tongue? There's no hiding that one.

Yep, The Hell Channel - K8G's new venue.

Duck said...

up post
I guess they were filming at the local grocery store around 4:00 or so on 7/6/11. My neighbor couldn't get down the aisle. Wonder what this episode will be about?

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Maybe it's buying the ingredients for Kate's deviled eggs.

pinkdiamond611 said...

Re: tutoring in the bookstore. I am a teacher and tutors often tutor at the local public library. You want a quiet place with no interference from siblings or parents, plus it is public you are not alone with the student. I know there are quiet reading tables at big bookstores, perhaps in their area, there is no close library. Think about it, how much learning could the twins do with the sextuplets and Kart screaming like banshees in the background?

ChurchMouse said...

As a note of pop culture interest, "Jon & Kate" was mentioned on an older episode of Law & Order.

A "septomom" is explaining how she wants her own reality show, "just like Jon and Kate, but less depressing."

Ouch!

In The Good Old Summertime said...

Re: tutoring in the bookstore. I am a teacher and tutors often tutor at the local public library.

^^^^^^^^

Absolutely. I have tutored for many years, and in the summer when school is not in session, a favorite place is in a bookstore. If a public library is in close proximity to the student's home, kids many times prefer the library to a bookstore because of the volumes of reference books that may be consulted, depending upon the subject or subjects being reviewed.

Younger children being tutored in reading like the sessions to be scheduled to run concurrently with the story hours being given at the library. They listen to the stories, and if they are being tutored in comprehension, then the themes of the stories read are subsequently discussed in the tutoring session.

barbee said...

there really is NOTHING interesting about ANYONE shopping in a grocery store. The show theme of the 'hodge podge meal' was ridiculous. THAT wasn't even a meal, the kids REALLY didn't cook, and they sure as hell didn't TAKE OVER HER KITCHEN to bake cookies, she was right there with her big mouth issuing instructions, orders and ultimatums the entire time. There IS NO PREMISE for a show that will be interesting as NOTHING she does is REAL!!!!!!(!!-for Cara&Mady).

Leigh Ann said...

There IS NO PREMISE for a show that will be interesting as NOTHING she does is REAL!!!!!!(!!-for Cara&Mady).
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And the things that the family does do that are real are boring. There comes a point where a family with multiples is really not much different than any other family. The next interesting thing will be when she has six kids with learning permits to drive. Until then, they're pretty much like any other family. And most families are boring. You might have an interesting vacation or have an emergency and have to call the fire department or something but not enough to warrant a weekly TV show. Remember when the McCaugheys were on the cover of Ladies Home Journal every Christmas? Then the septuplets got to be about six or seven years old and there just wasn't really anything interesting about them. They'd turned another year older and that was about it. I guess we'll hear about them again when they learn to drive and then again when they graduate from high school. Most families don't have six kids learning to drive at once or leaving for college all at once. But in between, they're not much different than other families with eight kids. Same with the Gosselins, they're just another family. They don't have an extreme lifestyle like the Duggars and they don't have unusual challenges like The Little Couple or Little People, Big World and even with the Roloffs I think it got to be just more of the same every week until they were finally canceled.

Tami said...

Why does Kate make deviled eggs with EB eggs? Shouldn't that be her own chicken coop eggs? Hmm..

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

Tami asks why K8 does not use eggs from her own chicken coop....and I think I have an answer.
The chicken episode was just ANOTHER story line trying to make K8 interesting to viewers. As usual, it failed. There is no continuity to anything in the Goselins' lives. This family is struggling to keep the viewers' attention and the money flowing. Everything is a "one-time" event, even the "traditions".

Jenny O said...

Mary asked: does Kate get paid to twitter?
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Short answer: I don't know. ;)

Longer answer: Some companies will offer payment to celebs if they twitter about their product. I recall hearing that Jon had a deal, briefly, with Subway or Quiznos. Every time he tweeted about them, or a certain deal they were offering, he got paid a set amount by them. It wasn't a lot.

I don't follow Kate's tweets, but I don't recall people sharing that she was promoting any particular business in her tweeting.

The question remains, does TLC compensate Kate for tweeting? I doubt it, as I imagine they simply pay out the monies agreed upon in their established contract, which is a flat rate per episode.

O-Hi-O said...

"Why does Kate make deviled eggs with EB eggs? Shouldn't that be her own chicken coop eggs? Hmm.."

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Just more of all the product placement we have seen in this 'reality' program?

Anyone who still believes 'reality' tv is an accurate, honest peek into the lives of these characters (including, of course, the Gosselins and the Duggars, Kardashians, Housewives... ad nauseum) probably still believes in Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny, too.

Sad.

fidosmommy said...

O-Hi-O said....
...probably still believes in Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny, too.

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Yikes! Are you trying to tell me something, O-Hi-O? If you are, I won't believe you!

(SMILE)

Brummygirl said...

Ohio and fidosmommy:
Of course there is a Santa (wink, wink) but at this house, he arrives on Christmas Eve not October/November, as in the Gosselin household.

Can't See Sheep said...

I'm Ready, Mr.DeMille said...
There is no continuity to anything in the Goselins' lives. This family is struggling to keep the viewers' attention and the money flowing. Everything is a "one-time" event, even the "traditions".
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So right & so sad. This harpy has no clue as to just how badly she's messing up her children. When they look back, what the heck are they supposed to believe, what's real & make believe when there's just so much sift through that is fake. This is a tall order for anyone, much less children raised in it. Hopefully they will meet some very good therapists who will be able to get them through this & into the stable life their mother wouldn't give them.

Interesting, k8 claims she's giving her kids everything she never got. How on earth is instability anything anyone should aspire to, k8 was upset because her parents didn't make her life a sideshow?! One sick individual. Maybe it's good that she so isolated all she can do is twitter to others that way her toxic behavior touches fewer, the only problem is that the children are stuck out there with her until they're old enough to decide for themselves.

She really needs to stop thinking that every little thing she & her family do is film worthy for the rest of the world, instead of just their private home movie collection, because that's what most of what they do should be, private & for their enjoyment only.

MabelD said...

Kate participated in alleged charity fraud

(excerpt)

The annual Stars, Stripes and Skates show was often held at major venues like Madison Square Garden. Kate Gosselin even came out to address the crowd in 2009 when Johnny Weir was the headliner.

In eight years, organizers grossed at least $2 million in ticket sales, and much more in "donations" made by the parents of young skaters who were always included in the shows. "They hit these parents up for more money than you could believe," one parent told The Post.

There is no suggestion that any of the pro skaters knew the money wasn't going as pledged. Some had their travel expenses paid, as is customary, but it appears otherwise they weren't compensated.

Where did the money go? Tax filings show it went out the door to advertising, consultants and supplies.

Last month the IRS yanked the organization's tax-exempt status because it had failed to file the required annual reports for three years. Founder Tara Modlin says has now been corrected.

http://www.radaronline.com/exclusives/2011/07/nany-kerrigan-caught-ice-skating-charity-alleged-fraud

Shoka's Understudy said...

If the IRS yanked the skating charity organization's tax exempt status, if they would only look at kate's financial records especially the church bookings!!!

Oh, my!!

There was a bit about Jon and Ellen breaking up. I saw on Friday Jon wrote a tweet and as his avitar on twitter was a nice picture of him and Ellen. He tweeted about the rain stopping and did anyone have any good plans.

I tweeted to him that I hoped he and Ellen have a good weekend. actually, have a good 1.

Shoshanna said...

Can't wait for Kate's new cookbook so I can learn her secret recipe for how to make Jello!!

O-Hi-O said...

"Can't wait for Kate's new cookbook so I can learn her secret recipe for how to make Jello!!

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And her recipe for Kate's Special Homemade Water, with a bonus chapter on How to Make Ice Cubes.

Order now. Supplies are limited.

O-Hi-O said...

@Fido's Mommy: Yes, Virginia, there IS a Santa Claus. He lives with the Easter Bunny & Tooth Fairy in the Land of Rainbows and Unicorns.

And Kate Gosselin is a stellar mom.

As for 'and they all lived happily ever after,' I'll let you make your own decision on that one ;-)

Tucker's Mom said...

O-Hi-O said...
"Can't wait for Kate's new cookbook so I can learn her secret recipe for how to make Jello!!

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And her recipe for Kate's Special Homemade Water, with a bonus chapter on How to Make Ice Cubes.

Order now. Supplies are limited.

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What cracked me up is that Kate bragged and bragged about how much people like her deviled eggs. How simple can you get?
Kate also acts like her recipes are unique and proprietary, as if she is such an amazing chef. She's average, which works just fine when it comes to cooking for a family. It's just that she acts like she's the only mom who cooks and bakes.
If you want to see what a joke her recipes are, look up her meatloaf. Big deal? Meatloaf?
The ingredient amounts are nebulous as is the cooking time. Cook until done in the middle? How would one know if a meatloaf is done.
It's so half-ass. When you publish recipes, you need specifics to follow and you need to test the recipes for consistency and correctness.

Tucker's Mom said...

O-Hi-O said... "Can't wait for Kate's new cookbook so I can learn her secret recipe for how to make Jello!! ********************************* And her recipe for Kate's Special Homemade Water, with a bonus chapter on How to Make Ice Cubes. Order now. Supplies are limited. ******** What cracked me up is that Kate bragged and bragged about how much people like her deviled eggs. How simple can you get? Kate also acts like her recipes are unique and proprietary, as if she is such an amazing chef. She's average, which works just fine when it comes to cooking for a family. It's just that she acts like she's the only mom who cooks and bakes. If you want to see what a joke her recipes are, look up her meatloaf. Big deal? Meatloaf? The ingredient amounts are nebulous as is the cooking time. Cook until done in the middle? How would one know if a meatloaf is done. When you publish recipes, you need specifics to follow and you need to test the recipes for consistency and correctness.
(Edited to remove improper language.)

Belinda said...

My mom made deviled eggs exactly like Kate's, except she added a little salt and pepper. That is how I make them too. Did Kate steal my mama's recipe?
Ever notice how Kate is compelled to touch and pat every item on her kids' plates? That is not normal. I am not a Kate hater, but there are things she does that make me either laugh or wonder WTH???

O-Hi-O said...

Oh, so she cooks her meat loaf until it's actually done in the middle? Wow. How novel, how extraordinarily creative.

Now, if only someone could teach K8G how to translate that same basic logic and technique to her special Sammynella Chicken on the Grill, which, if her show is the 'reality' she claims, she seems to serve pink and only half done in the middle.

But then again, I'm sure no one could possibly know HOW to HELP HER with this cooking concept (or anything else). She always covers her own ineptitude and inability to learn quickly by insulting the others around her, especially the teacher, trying to make it look as if it is THEY, not she, who is failing.

Serious issues abound in that woman. She is hopeless. I do not see genuine happiness EVER in her past, present, future life. She simply does not GET it. And never will.

Jenny O said...

The ingredient amounts are nebulous as is the cooking time. Cook until done in the middle?
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Stuff like this leads me to believe Kate can't cook either. When I am sharing a recipe, I list the ingredients (including amounts), then directions. Mixed in with the original directions are all my little suggestions and changes.

I would never tell someone to cook until done in the middle. It's "bake at 350 for an hour" or "bake at 350 until a meat thermometer stuck in the middle reads _____ degrees." Something specific like that.

Kate's lack of specifics tells me she's skimming a recipe book to describe something she's never done herself. (I used to do something similar myself when writing fan fiction - I'd read up on a locale so that I could place my story there. But the difference is, I was writing fiction and my readers knew it!)

Jenny O said...

Was sorry to hear about Jon and Ellen breaking up, but hopefully he won't go into another tailspin and will just keep focused on living a nice, normal life. He has some additional baggage that most divorced guys don't have, so that might slow him down on finding a new girlfriend -- but it won't stop him.

Single men, with a job, all their own teeth, and a cheerful disposition, don't stay on the market for long. ;)

dustilies said...

Allentown Morning Call has a post about rumors that "Twist of Kate" may see the light of day after all.

I don't know how accurate this paper and blog is, but I thought it was worth noting.

Also there is the following quote. I don't think it is new, I think it is from the original statement about the show having Kate meet and help her fans:

The concept originally announced was for Kate to visit the homes and workplaces of the featured women.

“She will be in that person's shoes,’ sad TLC chief Eileen O'Neill. “And more often than not, it's not going to be terribly comfortable for her. She's game for things, but she also has limits and boundaries.”

Very telling--TLC is hanging on to Kate like they are because she is so full of delightfully entertaining contradictions. Yeesh.

link: http://blogs.mcall.com/tvwatchers/2011/07/kate-gosselins-twist-of-kate-may-not-be-dead.html#tp

ncgirl said...

"Was sorry to hear about Jon and Ellen breaking up"

According to someone who has another Gosselin blog, they are still together. She lives in Jon and Kate's area and supposedly has connections to Jon.

logical said...

oh pleaseeeeeeee pleaseeeeeeeeee let kate come do my job for a day!!! please! I manage a retail store and I would love to come in and see how she handles my job for even 5 minutes!!!! please TLC call me!!! I would love for her to take my job for a day! of course I live in Arkansas so Im sure she wouldnt do it, but oh its fun thinking about it!

Mom In Lancaster County said...

Kate's lack of specifics tells me she's skimming a recipe book to describe something she's never done herself.

I think she's just making meat loaf the way she watched her mother make it. That's the way we do things here. We don't use meat thermometers or give specific measurements. We use the sight method - throw in the ingredients because we know "about" how much of each we use. We can tell if it's thoroughly cooked, when, after an hour, we look at it, cut it in half and if it's still a bit pink, it goes back into the oven!

Betty Blue said...

Kate's vagueness in cooking resembles the "country cooking" I learned as a child. My greatgrandmother just took ingredients and put them together by sight, smell, or taste and "cooked it until it was done." When my own mother used that expression, I was after her on how to know it was done until she bought me a cookbook. I think it shows that Kate can only cook what she knows and basically can't look beyond the end of her own nose. Why bother telling anyone how to make the simplest version of deviled eggs in the country? It may be how they are made normally in her area but gourmet or groundbreaking it surely isn't. It's another example of Kate's lack of perception of how the world truly is.

Brummygirl said...

“She will be in that person's shoes,’ sad TLC chief Eileen O'Neill. “And more often than not, it's not going to be terribly comfortable for her. She's game for things, but she also has limits and boundaries.”
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Translation:
"We do not really care if she makes a fool of herself, it is all money in the coffers for us!!"

Kate's thoughts on this:

"I do not care what people think, I am laughing all the way to the bank!"

Sheeple's thoughts:

"Oh, I just can't wait to see Kate once more, I wonder what she will be wearing and if I can order a copy! I shall have my PVR set for the big event!! The 'haters' are wrong once more!!"

My personal thoughts:

"Will not be watching, would rather have a root canal..which basically amounts to the same thing!"

O-Hi-O said...

"She will be in that person's shoes,’ sad TLC chief Eileen O'Neill. “And more often than not, it's not going to be terribly comfortable for her. She's game for things, but she also has limits and boundaries.”

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So, basically, "Twisted Kate" will be just a cheap knock off of Mike Rowe's "Dirty Jobs". Except that Mike Rowe is both intelligent and funny. Also, he has no Diva 'boundaries' and gets right in there, no matter the job he's shadowing.

K8G whines and complains on a GOOD day. SPARE ME the obvious when she's asked to do anything but sit in the spa like a pampered poodle, having others tend to her appearance and ego.

In a word: BLECH.

Brummy, I agree with your entire comment/take on this sure-to-be-a-joke of a show. TLC is going to continue to beat this dead horse so long as they can milk a dime out of it.

vltaylor said...

Kate is endorsing some ab machine now. She and a few athletes including Bruce Jenner are their spokespeople.

Tiggersmema said...

Here's the link for Ab Champ and Kate Gosselin endorsement

http://www.abchamp.com/drtv/ecs/ab-exercise-machine-b.html

Jenny O said...

Kate is endorsing some ab machine now. She and a few athletes including Bruce Jenner are their spokespeople.
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Considering that Bruce and Kris Jenner follow the same method (total exploitation of their children) that Kate does -- it's no surprise that she would have an endorsement deal that involves him. (On an unrelated note - that is one funny looking guy! He totally overdid the plastic surgery and now he looks effeminate.)

However, any money making deals that Kate can get on her own, without involving the children, are fine by me.

O-Hi-O said...

I find it hilarious but also offensive that K8G, who has whatever waistless abs she has thanks to modern cosmetic surgical techniques, will be a spokesperson for a piece of abdominal exercise machinery.

There goes the credibility of Abs Champ - trying to fool the public by implying that their product took K8G's 'jowls of a dog' and magically turned them into a more normal (albeit without any hint of a womanly waistline) abdomen.

Truth in advertising? I think not.

Summertime Blues said...

Here is the link to the actual video, not just the webpage:


http://preesi.lefora.com/2011/07/12/ab-chump/#post7

Aunt Chris said...

What does this ab machine do, spray-tan paint them on?

Anita said...

Kate and the kids were seen on a flight from Chicago to Rapid City. http:///.rapidcityjournal.com/app/blogs/business/?m=201007

logical said...

http://www.rapidcityjournal.com/app/blogs/business/?p=4323

glad kate's gone said...

Unless she wants her fame to quietly slip away; to get her face and name back into the magazines, and interviews on tv, she is going to have to finally admitt to her long running affair with Steve Neild.

That is the only thing that would cause her to be in the news.

Phoenix Rising said...

Unless she wants her fame to quietly slip away; to get her face and name back into the magazines, and interviews on tv, she is going to have to finally admitt to her long running affair with Steve Neild.

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She is not gone. She is still in the news, and they are still filming. They filmed at home, and right now she and the kids are at Mt. Rushmore. Why admit any affair (even if there is one, which I doubt) as long as there are new episodes? Usually before a new one is shown, she's interviewed on a talk or morning show, and photos will be published, and the episode will be promoted. In addition, she's gone and done the infomercial - she's still alive. Not kicking up a storm, but she's still out there, and will be until TLC announces the cancellation of the show. This one will not go down without a fight.

formerfan said...

With regards to the AB whatever machine...she has ZERO credibility. Jon and Kate Plus 8 had not one but two episodes that were about her tummy tuck and it was shown that they not only removed excess skin but also repaired and tightened her abdominal muscles AND she had liposuction. Does she just hope we won't remember?

O-Hi-O said...

Interesting that TLC is allowing her to venture forth into other product endorsements that are outside the usual industrial strength dose of product placement on "K+8".

Here's a product with which K8G could actually have some credibility: Waist Away - for those who want a more ambiguous torso, one without even a dent of a womanly waistline.

For me, anything associated with K8G loses any hope of credibility. Anything featuring K8G is a red flag to this consumer, since K8G is a proven liar who will do just about anything for fame and fortune.

Sad that Bruce Jenner has sunk so low as to join the likes of K8G in Ab Champ endorsement. He used to be something of an American hero, thanks to his dedication, hard work, and resultant Olympic performance. Now he's just an over 'improved' plastic face on yet another hokey and obnoxious 'reality' program. Oh, how the mighty have fallen.

Hard to Keep Loving Jon said...

duh, Khate invites the "haters" to meet her (per Huff Post) and realize what goodness her friends and family know.
I thought it WAS the folks who met her who thought she was a bitch! hehe

Tiggersmema said...

Kate issues challenge to haters to meet her. See http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/07/13/kate-gosselin-money-hungry-challenges-haters_n_897150.html

However, she never says where or when to meet. Her fans must be frothing at the mouth for a chance to meet their "inspiration".

Guess she needs something to rev up some interest in herself. What a joke.

New York State Of Mind said...

However, she never says where or when to meet. Her fans must be frothing at the mouth for a chance to meet their "inspiration".

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She doesn't want her fans to meet her. She already is the object of their adulation. She wants the haters to meet her. I think she needs to be careful, very careful.

O-Hi-O said...

What makes K8G think we care enough to 'hate' her?

The opposite of love isn't hate, but, rather, apathy.

I wouldn't walk an extra half step to see or meet her.

Apathy is mine when it comes to Kate Gosselin.

Tami said...

Are you kidding me about the article?? Those friends are surely the twitter followers who are always reporting to her. I don't believe anyone meeting her would change their minds except to dislike her even more!

Hard to Keep Loving Jon said...

Does this mean "We'd learn to love her?"
rofl

O-Hi-O said...

If her 'reality' show was ever 'the realest reality show on tv', haven't we all already 'met' her?????

The jury came back in long ago, K8G.

Dog Days Of Summer said...

Tami said,

Those friends are surely the twitter followers who are always reporting to her.

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She's talking about the friends who know her - personally, not the ones on twitter who never met her. Her friends who know her are the ones who are bothered by the negative comments BECAUSE THEY KNOW HOW WONDERFUL SHE IS, along with her family and other folks (according to her).

formerfan said...

So...the video of her at the 2nd Harvest screening of Kate Plus 8 was NOT her "helping out in any way she could" but ALSO about promoting the show and her book??? She's shown signing her book for fans at the not-very-well-attended event. Did people have to purchase the books or were they given away?? Also, for a "Christian" who doesn't like the evil paps cursing around her children, HER language sure has become colorful.

Tami said...

Tami said,

Those friends are surely the twitter followers who are always reporting to her.

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She's talking about the friends who know her - personally, not the ones on twitter who never met her. Her friends who know her are the ones who are bothered by the negative comments BECAUSE THEY KNOW HOW WONDERFUL SHE IS, along with her family and other folks (according to her).

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Yeah, I got that. She was pretending she was talking about real life friends but in reality those who have seen her Twitter know that her sheeple are constantly replying with her name in tweets and telling her what everyone says about her. So in reality those are the actual friends to which she is referring. I'm not one of those people who believe a couple of friends rented out for a tv show are real or that they would care what anyone says online.

The Sky's The Limit said...

Yeah, I got that. She was pretending she was talking about real life friends but in reality those who have seen her Twitter know that her sheeple are constantly replying with her name in tweets and telling her what everyone says about her.



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I don't agree, but then again, do any of us know what Kate was really alluding to if she made those statements? It could be that statements were taken out of context. I have seen what goes on among the Twitter sheeple, and I really don't think she was referring to her Tweeties. The entire gist of the interview is built around those who know her in real life, not those who show up on Twitter and play a game of Tattle-Tale.

Twittering and a Twattering said...

Kate said (in the interview)"

"The biggest misconception is that I'm a money hungry b*tch," Gosselin tells me. "My friends come and tell me. They can't take it."

Unless her twitter "friends" come and tell her (in person) that they can't take the criticism of her, then it appears that she was not referring to the sheeple she tweets, but rather "actual" real-life friends (if she has any).

Anonymous said...

I hear Kate wants people to meet her to see the really wonderful and true Kate ? That she is a very nice person and everybody is wrong about her. That her friends come to her and tell her what people say about her??
Sounds like a PR move to me.
By the way Kate, where is it that we can meet you and visit you in person so we can see how wonderful you are. you know Kate, like a time and a place?
Ohhh the humanity!!!! How could we.... have been so wrong about you Kate?

By the way Kate, being a type A personality dosent mean you CAN be rude, selfish, better than anyone else,and bossy...bossy ...bossy. I have never seen anyone as full of themselves as you...or as rude and as bossy you .
You have allready laid your cards on the table Kate..we have seen what you are.
Oh..and Kate, havent you noticed people starting to walk the other way when they see you?????

Jenny O said...

The entire gist of the interview is built around those who know her in real life,
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Here's my opinion,FWIW.

I don't think Kate has any real life friends, besides Jaime and possibly her mom/sister(s). And I don't really count Jaime as a real friend, but more of a hanger-on, so she can be on TV. We never see Kate's mom or sisters over for a visit, nor has Kate/children ever been shown in pictures or film going to visit them. Kate herself once said she communicates with her parents by e-mail.

Anyway, I think Kate is just making stuff up, per usual. She doesn't have any friends, besides the voice in her head that tells her she's the best thing since sliced bread.

ncgirl said...

The mother and daughter Carla and Ashley are supposed to be Kate's friends. But they "work" for her in various ways. I just want to know if Kate has friends who are not paid or do not benefit from the show via trips.

She and Kids have been at Mount Rushmore filming this week. Various websites and twitters have confirmed it. She's been quiet on twitter probably because she's busy on the trip.

Brummygirl said...

Kate's statement in Huffington Post!!

Keeping in check with her self-proclaimed type-A personality Gosselin has issued a challenge. Anyone that doesn't know her but thinks she is a "money hungry b*tch" should meet her and then see what they think.



"I really have to tell you I enjoy the challenge of meeting people personally and changing their opinion of me," she tells me. "Because it happens 100 percent of the time."
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Sure Kate, will everyone meet you at Starbucks? Are you bringing your old friend "The Sheriff?".
I wonder which one person she turned around with her sparkling personality and wit?
Friends?
I guess if you call online tweeters friends, that just may qualify in her mind.
Steve, may or may not come into that category, not sure about his wife.
Jaimie....bedfellow..I guess she could call her a friend.
I do not remember any other friend being around Kate, I guess they did not make the 100% category.

Bess said...

It would seem to me that if Kate has real-life friends who think she's wonderful they would be speaking up on her behalf right now. As it is, Kate must speak up for herself because nobody else seems willing.

Why no positive word from a fellow nursing student? Why no positive word from anybody at her church? Why no positive word from another school parent? Why no positive
word from anybody Kate would recognize on the street?

If Kate were to be in court and need character witnesses, who would she tell her
attorney to summon? Sister C,
Carla, Ashley....... ??????

And how many people Kate actally knows would have trouble coming up with 5 nice things to say?

Tami said...

Twittering and a Twattering said...
Kate said (in the interview)"

"The biggest misconception is that I'm a money hungry b*tch," Gosselin tells me. "My friends come and tell me. They can't take it."

Unless her twitter "friends" come and tell her (in person) that they can't take the criticism of her, then it appears that she was not referring to the sheeple she tweets, but rather "actual" real-life friends (if she has any).

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I don't recall it saying anything about them coming 'in real life'. It said they come to her. Her twitter sheeple come to her (in tweets) and repeat everything. When you read the tweets you can see that both Kate and the sheeple feel as if they are real life buddies and as if twitter is the same as being face to face with that person. I swear so many of them seem to live and die for her tweets. It's nuts. And like most others, I also don't believe she has any real life friends to come tell her they are upset about her bad press.

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

The more that K8 tries to "re-invent" her persona the more she appears to be "out of touch" with the REAL world.
She is well on her way to becoming like the character that Bette Davis portrayed in the movie "What Ever Became of Baby Jane?". Delusional!

Just My Few Canadian Cents said...

Brummygirl - I'm with you. I took her 100% comment to mean one, possibly two people at most as well!

But Kate may have a point about not being a money hungry bitch.
A more accurate assessment is a "child exploiting bitch."

Annie2 said...

I still can't believe that one of her twitified fans tried to convince Barbra Walters that Kate Gosselin is on par with Jaycee Dugard!

You've Got A Friend said...

Her twitter sheeple come to her (in tweets) and repeat everything. When you read the tweets you can see that both Kate and the sheeple feel as if they are real life buddies and as if twitter is the same as being face to face with that person. I swear so many of them seem to live and die for her tweets

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I think it's one-sided. The sheeple think that they are real-life buddies, going so far as to ask her to meet them to go shopping, or arrange for play time with their children.

I don't, however, see it being reciprocated. For Kate, this is a business. They are not friends. It's all phoney on her part. She uses them to keep her relevant, or when she's bored and not filming. Notice that she hasn't tweeted much the past few days. She's traveling, this is keeping her happy. She has the crew there and she's the center of attention. There's no need for her tweeting buddies. When the show is over, there's no doubt in my mind that the tweeters will be a thing of the past. They'll be dropped so fast that their heads will spin. This is the danger in all of this. They won't be ignored.

When Kate refers to "friends," I think what she means are the people she's met through her various engagements - maybe from DWTS, publicists, TLC employees, her hair stylist, her manicurist, the people at the tanning salon, the people who take care of the grounds...those people, who are not friends, but acquaintances. Kate, however, believes them to be friends.

STLmommy said...

Kate is a liar, now she is making up imaginary friends. All of Kate's l"friends" showed up for herein big televised birthday bash.

I'm convinced TLC "writes/ performs her" just to fuel our fire. Follow the money it clearly didn't work out on the supermom scenario, so they egg us on and their still in business. Just my conspiracy thoughts

ncgirl said...

"I still can't believe that one of her twitified fans tried to convince Barbra Walters that Kate Gosselin is on par with Jaycee Dugard"

It was Diane Sawyer, not BW, but I agree with you. That tweeter acts like they are Kate's personal defender against the "haters". If you're defending KG, you need to find something else to do.

Shoka's Understudy said...

I can't believe a fan tweeted to Diane Sawyer that kate was in the same league as Jaycee Dugard.

I am now officially sickened.

For Jaycee, who has grace and class, has suffered and endured 18 years of hell that the most hardened woman would not even consider doing.

kate, who at an early age planned to marry rich, have lots of babies at one time for attention and get all the free gifts, cash and accolades and admiration that she could grift from!

Jaycee is a hero, kate is a zero!

heavennoseven said...

Kate if you really want the hate to stop do the following.

1) Stop flimming, writing books, interviews etc..

2) Give custody to Jon, sell the house to help him get out of the small apartment'

3) Talk to someone about the issues we have all seen. Then apoglize to each one of our kids in private one by one.

Forgotten Lady said...

Where is everyone? No discussion on Kate's RV road trip in the West? Seeing Yellowstone and off to rodeo? Stopping at Granny's restaurant and not eating? Park Ranger showing them Old Faithful?
Are Kate and Company finally becoming old news? Is she Baby Jane Hudson in "Whatever Happened To Baby Jane?"

so sick of her said...

I think why people are not commenting, is why bother, this trip will be just like the others. Kate will meltdown, the kids will meltdown, Kate will complain about everything, wear heels, where you should not, make fun of people, be rude to people, make fun of food, call everything and everyone a MR. this MR. that. A real childish talk. Treat her kids like crap. What else, she has done it before, nothing exciting, except maybe, Kate & Jamie share a bed or go out, on the town without kids, and have Ashley take care of them, like NYC, with purseboy, following. After all, maybe a bear might get Kate or a bird might poop on her.

Payson48 said...

So she said the kids thanked her for bringing them? Shouldn't kate "thank the kids" for bringing her on the trip? Let's be honest here, kate.

The Shining West said...

1) Stop flimming, writing books, interviews etc..

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I think you mean FILMING, but it wouldn't surprise me if she did some flimming on the side. It's urban slang for scamming or getting something in a sneaky way.

2) Give custody to Jon, sell the house to help him get out of the small apartment'

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I believe he did move out of the small apartment.

3) Talk to someone about the issues we have all seen. Then apoglize to each one of our kids in private one by one.

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I believe you mean "your" kids. What issues might those be? In order to apologize for anything, you have to realize that there are issues and you are at fault. Kate wouldn't apologize to anyone. Kate doesn't do anything wrong. In fact, she thinks she's a supermom and just tweeted that the kids said thank you to her for taking her on the recent trip, when, in fact, it was TLC who paid for the trip and the kids earned the money to go there.

heavennoseven said...

Sorry. I did mean fliming. I also do think Jon should have the kids at least 50/50. He has made mistakes bu seems like a loving and hands on father.


I also hope she isn`t using all the kids money for cloths, school etc. I was read she could. But, why cant they wait till the kids 18. So,they can use it for college.moving out etc....

Duck said...

up post: I still can't believe that one of her twitified fans tried to convince Diane Sawyer Kate Gosselin is on par with Jaycee Dugard"
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Unbelivable-being snatched from your parents by a sick couple at age 11, raped repeatedly for 18 years, and bearing a child in a sound proof room, by yourself, with no nurse, no meds no nothing at age 13 ranks right up there with 8 kids, count them 8, and countless paid trips around the world, Yeah, I have to vomit! What a *&%ing nightmare!

kinman said...

I think after seeing her last tweet about Yellowstone and how "grateful" the kids are to Mommy for bringing them there, I think viewers are pretty much over this show. If not for TLC, Kate would spend the summer at home every day this summer like normal people, the kids would play in the pool (which they are lucky to have) and probably be perfectly happy. Who cares about another Gosselin trip in this economy when we are mainly taking "staycations" because gas prices are so high? I think people are done with it, and any possible comparison with the remarkable Jaycee Dugard makes me sick.

Summertime Blues said...

Sorry. I did mean fliming. I also do think Jon should have the kids at least 50/50. He has made mistakes bu seems like a loving and hands on father.

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It would only be fair. However, all is not fair in child custody. He works long days. When the kids are home for three months during the summer, who is going to take care of eight children while he's at work? He'd have to hire sitters, and if he's not home during the day to be with the kids and enjoy them, it kind of defeats the whole purpose of having child custody if he has to leave them with sitters. How much would he really see them - maybe from 6 or 7 p.m. until bedtime?

That whole idea of having both parents live in the house and rotate during custodial times didn't last very long, did it?

heavennoseven said...

Nope, but Kate has sitters even when shes around, doesn` she.

If Jon did get more custody he would prob look for a job so his kids could be with him.

Shoka's Understudy said...

I wish kate would stop flimming, filming and messing with her kids head.

She's never going to stop until the camera is turned off in February 2012 when the contract finally expires, then it will get worse for the because she is not in the spotlight.

After the MY Rushmore trip, how many trips are they going to take before school starts and how many days of 1st grade are the tups going to miss this year?

She could do a episode without the tups of the World's Longest Yard Sale. It starts in Gadsden, Al and runs to Hudson, MI. Over 1K miles and 5K vendors. kate, Jamie and PurseBoy could do a special episode without the tups.

Oh, the gas bill the limo with the divider, Lordy, bee! will be!!

Of course, she would call it My Longest Yard Sale!

Summertime Blues said...

Kate has sitters, but Kate is on the grounds with the kids, or tweeting by the pool (when she's not traveling). They have acres and acres on which to play. What would eight kids and a sitter do at John's house for ten hours while he's at work?


"If Jon did get more custody he would prob look for a job so his kids could be with him."

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What kind of a job allows a man to take his kids to work with him? An at-home job? Not likely. Working out of the home demands concentration. Eight kids need attention and supervision.

The Shining West said...

I wish kate would stop flimming, filming and messing with her kids head.

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LOL, Shoka! I think that Kate does just as much flimming as she does filming!

Shhhh!!! Don't give TLC any ideas about the yard sale, or they'll have her cleaning out her house (an episode), driving out to Lookout Mountain (another episode); selling items that were donated to her, and then writing a check to a local food bank (another giving back episode).

Leigh Ann said...

Does anyone watch In Plain Sight? The "witness of the week" was an up and coming teen rock star whose mom went nuts when the money started coming in. The girl said her mom "went all Kate Gosselin".

Jenny O said...

Many parents work full time, even in the summer. Yet they still have their children, and they find ways to keep them happily occupied. If Jon had his fair share of custody, he would find a way to deal with having 8 children and working full time. Sometimes, people can work at home for several hours a day, sometimes they can change their work schedule to start at different times, or else they find summer activities for their children during their work hours.

Why are we even having a discussion on whether a father should or should not have a fair share of custodial time with his own children, simply because he's a working man? Goodness knows these children would probably benefit greatly from the opportunity to go to day camp for several weeks during the summer.

Not that we bloggers have any say-so, but parents work full time jobs. Often both parents do so. To determine custody based on whether a parent is working full time or not is unfair, as long as the parent can provide a safe environment for his/her children while he/she is at work.

Mission Statement said...

Summertime Blues said...

He works long days. When the kids are home for three months during the summer, who is going to take care of eight children while he's at work? He'd have to hire sitters, and if he's not home during the day to be with the kids and enjoy them, it kind of defeats the whole purpose of having child custody if he has to leave them with sitters. How much would he really see them - maybe from 6 or 7 p.m. until bedtime?

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There have been many single parents over the years who have figured this out, and many divorced parents have altered their work schedules to suit their kids. If we say Kate's environment and her parenting is harmful for the kids, then Jon's work is not an excuse. He helped get them into this mess, so he can't just say, "Sorry, busy now." At the very least, he should have them every single weekend. I know that as parents, my wife and I have had to put aside many career opportunities for our children. In doing so, we have given up a lot of money, but we have put our kids first because we won't have another chance at this when they are grown. My parents did the same thing, even in a divorce. My father gave up a very lucrative business and sold real estate (working from home) so we always had him home when we were at his home, and my mother worked 12-hour shifts when we weren't with her so she'd be off on the days we were with her.

It is possible for Jon to make time with his kids--it just takes imagination. My situation was 25 years ago in the state of PA, so I think there are precedents. I think Jon could keep fighting this. As someone said before, 4 days a month is not enough...and saying "I'm busy with work" is not a vital excuse.

Summertime Blues said...

I think Jon could keep fighting this. As someone said before, 4 days a month is not enough...and saying "I'm busy with work" is not a vital excuse.

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Jon has been fighting for his kids and has been shot down every time. He has never used the "I'm busy with work" excuse. Child custody in PA has changed in the last 25 years. From personal experience, I know that the law almost always favors the mother.

Jon should have the kids every weekend, no doubt about it. He also should be able to put his foot down when he doesn't want the kids taken on extensive trips for filming. The judge ruled against him on that one. It takes money and resources to fight the court system, and from all accounts, he has tried. Kate (and TLC) have bigger purses. She'll win every time.

"He helped get them into this mess, so he can't just say, "Sorry, busy now."

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What mess did he help get them into? The divorce mess? I don't think so. She didn't expect him to leave, but he finally had enough of it and called her bluff. He didn't get them into this mess. She did. He was also willing to share the house with them, alternating schedules. Who do you suppose put an end to that and wouldn't even let him in the gate?

I wouldn't believe a thing she says about him not wanting to see the kids, or that he's not a hands-on father. If given the chance, I bet he'd welcome more time with them. However, that would cut into her plans for filming the crap out of them at every opportunity. When she's in control, she can arrange filming schedules. It would be much more difficult to do if he had 50/50 custody. Imagine the fights that would ensue when she'd want to drag the kids away from him to film on "his time." Kids don't need to be caught in that mess, nor should they have to.

heavennoseven said...

I meant a job that allows to be home when the kids come home.

barnaby said...

Exactly why is there this sudden need to question John and his relationship with his children?

Or his job choice?

Or the time he is allowed, by decree, to spend with his children.

I'm confused. Is this another straw man argument to deflect from Kate ruining yet another summer for the children by forcing them to filmed?

Sharla said...

Thank you to the commenters who said the mods were likely getting tired of the custody discussion. It's all been hashed over before and nothing new is being said so yes, please, move on. If the Gosselins go back to court, then it's open game again.

I realize things get quiet with no new episodes and very few sightings, but that is a good thing isn't it?

Jenny O said...

Just wanted to share this little bit of useless info :)

When people posted the link to the Ab Champ with Kate as one of the
"celebrity" endorsements, I was disgusted. I went to their website and in their contact info, they provided an e-mail for customer support. I sent an e-mail 3 days ago, explaining why I thought Kate was a terrible choice. Today, I got that e-mail bounced back to me as "undeliverable for 96 hours."

Clearly, this is not a top notch company on any level.

Some Assembly Required said...

"Clearly, this is not a top notch company on any level."

$$$$$$$$$$$

I like the fact that they listed a separate phone number for "assembly issues." Does this thing come in a million pieces?

O-Hi-O said...

"I think after seeing her last tweet about Yellowstone and how "grateful" the kids are to Mommy for bringing them there.."

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How GRATEFUL THE KIDS ARE TO MOMMY for bringing them there????

Classic narcissistic delusion. She really sees herself as a hero. Classic K8G.

Rebecca said...

Yes, Leigh Ann - I love "In Plain Sight," and laughed out loud when she made that KG comment!

Reading news said...

I cannot believe that on the opening page of AOL today Kate is quoted as giving advice to people who are undergoing fertility treatment. Can you believe this woman who sought fertility treatments, and received them, after being married only a short time is now saying that fertility treatments have not been perfected?
She would be last person I would go to for advice on anything to do with parenthood.

Debbie H said...

Just saw Kate's little ab champ "promo thingy"...Yeah, I bet they sell tons of those things...lol...NOT..anyway just had to comment that I noticed they went out of their way not to show her from front on...only from the side angles...Looking at a STRAIGHT line where curves should be won't sell too many of them...I'm guessing they figured that one out on their own....HAHA:)

Frontal Lobotomy said...

NOT..anyway just had to comment that I noticed they went out of their way not to show her from front on...only from the side angles..

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I thought that, too, until I bit the bullet and watched the entire thing. At about 1:36 she's on the beach in a front-on, and the blue dress pose shows her almost from the front.

Payson48 said...

It's so nice to be able to read the tabs on line and NOT see khate all over the place!! Thank you Chris for getting a REAL JOB and moving on!! I don't miss the "walk of shame" to and from Target, UPS and the salon --YIPEEE!! Waiting for the day when the twins are older and they get invited to The View,Today show WITHOUT mom!!! Will they have to have a mini Steve with them or will they be able to do things on their own? Khate can't do anything on her own.

In The Good Old Summertime said...

Reading news said...

I cannot believe that on the opening page of AOL today Kate is quoted as giving advice to people who are undergoing fertility treatment.

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It's Naughty But Nice Rob's interview on Huff Post Celebrity:

"Kate Gosselin Warns Future Parents About The Woes Of Fertility Treatments"

Debbie H said...

About the "ab thingy"...I watched the whole thing too...There may have been a second of the front exposed but it was painfully obvious they were trying hard NOT to focus on it...That was really the point...The others promoting it were shown full frontal while Kate's "full frontal" was pretty much avoided other than the accidental second on the beach that skipped getting cut..:)And like you said, the blue dress was "almost" from the front...Not a pretty sight to anyone...

Tami said...

I cannot believe that on the opening page of AOL today Kate is quoted as giving advice to people who are undergoing fertility treatment. Can you believe this woman who sought fertility treatments, and received them, after being married only a short time is now saying that fertility treatments have not been perfected?
She would be last person I would go to for advice on anything to do with parenthood.

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I saw that and also saw something on tv where Nadya Sulemon (hate the octomom nickname) gave an interview saying she can't stand babies. They disgust her and she now feels that when you have "a litter" of kids there is something that prevents you from bonding with them. I wonder if Kate feels that way and is just too afraid to ruin her brand and admit it. She seems way less bonded to her kids than Nadya. I had wanted to leave a message on there saying she deliberately got herself pregnant with multiples by going against her doctor's advice.

Tami said...

"I think after seeing her last tweet about Yellowstone and how "grateful" the kids are to Mommy for bringing them there.."

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How GRATEFUL THE KIDS ARE TO MOMMY for bringing them there????

Classic narcissistic delusion. She really sees herself as a hero. Classic K8G.

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It makes me sick. She is always pulling that. She never fails to say how much the kids thanked her, how grateful they were to her for taking them somewhere. As if she had anything to do with it! She should be grateful to THEM for working to provide her that. I'll bet she throws it in their faces how they need to be so grateful to her, but they have to somehow know they earn the trips..or they will someday anyway!

Momof2 said...

Kate is only warning others about fertility drugs because now that more and more multiples are being born she is in a panic that TLC will leave her ass for a fresher friendler family that we can relate to, especially since her ratings are slipping because everyone sees what a greedy grifting child exploiting bitch she is.

kinman said...

I love how she is her own publicist now. Every other tweet she writes, she has to plug her show. She writes about what an "amazing"trip they are on, and how we can see it on Aug 8 on TLC. She mentions it twice in her last several tweets. I guess TLC is not giving her a promo commercial every 5 minutes like they used to in the old days, so she has to do it herself. I am still not sure why TLC is footing the bill for all of these expensive trips. Viewership is not that great, so how can it be that profitable for them?

Hot In PA said...

Waiting for the day when the twins are older and they get invited to The View,Today show WITHOUT mom!!!

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After everything they've been through, plus giving every indication that they don't like being on display (not even wanting to do couch interviews) I seriously doubt that they will want anything to do with The View or any other television shows.

Kia Ora said...

Kinman, I so agree with you. We know how may tourists buses are out there. She is just getting everyone riled up just to watch- how wonderful was I, to put up with this "hardship" touring with thousands of other buses & cars pulling in and out, getting in our way, noise at night. No other in the blue yonder with eight (8) kids putting up with this for God sake, nannies, & helpers and all the rest of the hangers on'ers OMG I can't take it any more. Jamie will banished after this trip. How can a women actually have some R&R? My bet is it's the hoilday never to foreget. Not in the good way. You can just imagine what it's like. Long faces everywhere. I'm having a lovely summer. Cheers!

kinman said...

Kia Ora...you are hilarious!! LOL.. And her "organizational skills" are being tested every step of the way and it is all such a hardship. LOL She is setting the whole storyline up before it even airs. Well, I for one am totally over all of her "fish out of water" adventures. We got enough of that with the Sarah Palin camping trip. I'm sure the scenery will be gorgeous, but the kids will be in the background as usual, as Kate steals the spotlight away from them as she always does.

Brummygirl said...

kinman said...
I love how she is her own publicist now. Every other tweet she writes, she has to plug her show. She writes about what an "amazing"trip they are on, and how we can see it on Aug 8 on TLC. She mentions it twice in her last several tweets. I guess TLC is not giving her a promo commercial every 5 minutes like they used to in the old days, so she has to do it herself. I am still not sure why TLC is footing the bill for all of these expensive trips. Viewership is not that great, so how can it be that profitable for them?
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Certain sheeple are lamenting or should that be Baa-menting, that T.L.C. is not advertising much for Kate any more and she has to do it all herself.
I guess T.L.C. "does not know how to help her"!!!
Don't they get it, that no one is interested in their wannabe idol any more. If she did not tweet, she would be totally off the fan meter.
Perhaps the two "K's", Kate and Karma are finally going to meet!!

dustilies said...

Momof2 wrote:
Kate is only warning others about fertility drugs because now that more and more multiples are being born she is in a panic that TLC will leave her

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I always love your posts, Momof2, not least bcse of the thumbnail of Kate at the height of social grace.

Here's my thought--how will the tups feel about her "advice" to others. Isn't her first duty as a mother to build them up and tell them they were all wanted? Once school starts again, kids at their school will surely remember to inform the tups that they were a "mistake" and their mother didn't want them. (I don't care how well-brought up a child is--they can all be absolutely brutal when it comes to teasing).

Kate is simply too stupid to cope with her extraordinary fate of being a mother to sextuplets.

Shoka's Understudy said...

Of course kate is warning couples about fertility drugs. Be very careful. She is trying her best to scare off potential parents by keeping the numbers down of people who want to try for a baby.

She does not want to hear one morning on the morning talk shows: What a blessed event! 9 babies were born this morning to...

Also, kate on the ab thingy machine, you notice that she is at a slight angle so her tree trunk would look more curvy and the airy silk material flowing in the air to cover the dull edges.

My dad hasn't mentioned anything else about the ab thingy. WHEW!!!

lexie said...

Kate is dragging all the gosselins around the country again for films. One of my friends is a park ranger in yellowstone and has confirmed that the stupid kate plus 8 was being filmed there the other day. Just and FYI

Mary said...

The ab machine looks like a plastic piece of junk, you can pick it up and move it around while on your knees?????

Too funny and she is no great speaker of anything, she should just put that resume together and get that job.

Who in their right mind would take exercise advice from her?

Like taking advice on raising kids from her and octomom!!!!

Don't think so.

On The Road Again said...

Kate is dragging all the gosselins around the country again for films. One of my friends is a park ranger in yellowstone and has confirmed that the stupid kate plus 8 was being filmed there the other day. Just and FYI

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Lexie - it's an extended road trip. You can read all about it on other blogs, as well as the itinerary. They've been filming for 12 days, and are now camping in the Grand Canyon.

last2cu said...

I think her warning to parents is so that when TLC dumps her she can sue the fertility specialists for inplanting a poor young woman with all of those babies..just a thought.

kinman said...

Notice how they do camping trips and other trips where they have to "rough it" in the wilderness. It is all set up so that Kate can be "appalled" at the lack of civilized food and accommodations (although I'm sure there is a 4-star hotel nearby for when she has a melt-down and needs to escape to the spa with Jamie!). It is in these situations where I miss Jon, because he would dig in there and teach the kids how to make a fire, pitch a tent, and do other fun things in the outdoors with them. It is a shame that there was all of that conflict that resulted in him being uninvolved with the show because I think he could have added some much-needed elements to it that might have held viewer interest, and the kids might have had more fun on these trips. I'm sure they are having fun sometimes, but during the filmed segments that we see, it seems to be all about Kate and HER reactions to everything, and that has gotten old.

Not Eggsactly said...

I think her warning to parents is so that when TLC dumps her she can sue the fertility specialists for inplanting a poor young woman with all of those babies..just a thought.

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She wasn't implanted with anything. She claimed PCOS, took Clomid to induce ovulation, and got pregnant the old-fashioned way.

barbee said...

The funny thing is that even when she supposedly 'camped out' down under, there was little to no actual footage of that shown other than entering and exiting the tent (which I personally believe was set up connected to the front entrance to whatever 5 Star accommodation was right there).

Anonymous said...

The recipe for disaster Katie Irene: take a half of what she's putting out there on twitter as a grain of salt, quarter of what she says she pays for groceries etc, with mustard, and double that mustard with what she says she spends on herself, add a dash of pepper to quell her insatiable thirst, and somether it with mustard with a side order of the sourest pickles!

Kia Ora said...

I don't know why my name came up anon. on the KI recipe. Seeing things are a bit slow here, I'll throw a penny in the well. Here's a good recipe for on how to keep a husband KI: Be carful on your selection, do not choose too young. When once selected give your entire thought to prepartion for domestic use. Some insist on keeping them in a pickle. Others are constantly keeping them in hot water. This makes them sour, hard & sometimes bitter. Even poor vaities may be made sweet, tender & good by garnishing with patience, well sweetened with love & seasoned with kisses.Wrap them in a mantle of charity. Keep them warm with a steady fire of domestic devotion & serve with peaches & cream. Thus prepared they will keep for years. Yea, imagine that!

logical said...

I found this while looking at TMZ-its about ABC and Dancing with the Stars


Sources connected to the show tell TMZ ... producers are under direct orders to find "more high profile" people than in the past seasons ... after booking a string of D-listers like The Situation, Kate Gosselin, Audrina Patridge, Jake Pavelka and Holly Madison.

D_lister

Shoka's Understudy said...

Talking about DWTS trying to find more dancers. I thought Audrina Partridge did great with Tony and was so pretty dancing with him.

You know it was a relief to Tony to not have a partner like he did the previous year! lol

I wish Jon would be able to go on. He would try his very best and he would get invited to the parties and reunions after the show ended.

For kate to see the publicity pictures of Jon and Ellen at the parties, it would kill her.

By law, the kids need to be at a safe haven till Jon came back.

Would love to see Ellen and the children in the audience cheering Jon on!

Wouldn't that be a big whoopie doo to you know who!

Tiggersmema said...

Kate must have scored another freebie. She tweeted about going to the Taylor Swift concert with the kids and going back stage to hug and wish Taylor well.

kinman said...

She will use any opportunity to name-drop and I'm sure she acts like she and Taylor are best friends. I wonder if TLC footed that bill. I can't imagine that they would have, since I doubt they would have been able to use concert footage for the show. I'm sure Kate got freebies from some source and she sure has no qualms about bragging to her Twitter followers about it. If she had any class, she would realize that many of them cannot probably afford the $75 bucks or more per ticket (let alone backstage passes) and she could have mentioned it in passing and not had to brag several times about it. And she still has to keep posting the date for HER next episode. I guess she needs all the free publicity she can get! I wonder how many Today, GMA, Extra etc... interviews she will get. Hopefully none.

so sick of her said...

Skoka understudy: Actually, Kate is jealous of Jon. He has moved on, has had other women look at him, is now in a steady relationship, his kids love him, he pretty much ignores Kates bashing of him and her tryin to out do him on trips, parties etc. Kate has not moved on, can't get a date, no guys are lookin at her, no matter what she tries, her kids are affraid of her, so they will say anything as to not get the wrath of Kate, Kate still bashes Jon at every chance, Kate does out do Jon for trips, parties, etc(buying her kids love and loyality) Kate has not moved on and never will, until she loses it all. Then she will blame everyone and whine,bitch and complain the loudest.

Meet And Greet said...

...she would realize that many of them cannot probably afford the $75 bucks or more per ticket (let alone backstage passes)

^^^^^^

You don't pay for backstage passes. If you are on the guest list, which I assume Kate was, then the backstage passes are included. She would have paid for nothing.

Meet And Greet said...

Skoka understudy: Actually, Kate is jealous of Jon. He has moved on, has had other women look at him

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

When Shoka said she wishes Jon would be able to "go on" I believe that she was referring to Jon going on DWTS, not moving on with his life.

Mary said...

hi

Can you imagine saving for years to go to Yellowstone you go up to Old Faithful and all you can hear is kate screeching. I wish she give us some warning where she is going to be So I do not have to be there at the same time.

Mary

Mary said...

I guess someone at TLC failed to mention to Kate that there are NO 5 star hoteld in Yelloestone..


I wonder how many meltdowns she had


Mary

Shoka's Understudy said...

So sick of her, wow. Your post summed up beautifully about how truly jealous kate is of Jon. Not giving him the code to the gate, not even acknowledging Ellen, throwing him under the bus every chance she gets when a camera and microphone are in her face.

Thanks, Meet and Greet, I did mean for Jon to go on DWTS. He would be cordial, humble, funny, do his best, and actually make friends that will call him up and try to meet him and E for dinner.

Why does kate keep going to see Taylor Swift? Is it for her? or for the girls?

kate is really going to have to lose everything all at once for her to change, but I don't think she will change, she is just that mean.

IMO, an extended filming, working trek that the kids are now being forced to do at what now 12 days? Is extremely too much for those kids, they never get a break!

marce said...

Does she ever mention when she goes with the kids, that the kids brought friends with them? That is what is another thing wrong with Kate as a mother, this is about the kids having a fun night, All it means to kate is she is a star and gets to go backstage...After all these years so many things sicken me about her, but the main thing is this is America, and these children in the eyes of the law are not considered working, even though they have camera's in their face, and pulled out of school, and a mother bad mouthing the father... People lose custody of their children because they bad mouth the other parent in front of the children, and this one does it in press... Where are the child advocacy groups and lawyers demanding this women get an evaluation for the well being of these kids..

RiseandShine said...

Good Glory! I got to the AOL home page and there she is, posing with the kids under some headline about needing a Daddy that lives there full time.
Silly me, I thought this had hit bottom a few stunts ago.
I actually sighed loud enough that one of my children asked me what was wrong.

last2cu said...

I don't believe I have ever read anything more hate full than this!

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/07/26/kate-gosselin-kids-want-new-daddy-interview_n_909758.html?icid=main%7Chtmlws-main-n%7Cdl2%7Csec1_lnk3%7C220132

Brummygirl said...

"She would have paid for nothing".
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*Well, that's a given!*

Anonymous said...

just wanted to say. I checked for the solar panels, on my way home. And they are all still there. Wanted to know too. Has anyone seen the dog? I never see the dog. Does she still have it? Who the heck takes care of it when she is trampping around the country? We always treated our dog like family. If she's a big star, like she thinks she is. Then everyone would accomidate her pet.

Amy2 said...

Random thoughts..
1) Jon has moved on, in a good relationship, rebuilding his life.
2) Kate is hinting needs another adult in the house.
3) Ratings are low. Kate is twittering a lot. Is this an attempt to increase viewership.
4) TLC is not advertising the show.
5) Kate is not in the tabloids much.
6) No pap pics of Kate out and about. Has Chris, the pap person, moved on?
7) Have Cara and Mady replaced Jon in caring for the kids? One episode kate turned to the twins and said you have 3 and you have 3. Does that mean they are responsible for their siblings?
8) Kate twittered recently twins are getting the other children's breakfast while she sleeps in.
9) Reportedly continues to be rude to any non-celebrity she comes in contact with
10) Is Kate tweeting drunk? The tweets style are inconsistent.
11) I wonder how Kate reacted to be called a D-Lister by DWTS.
12) No dates two years after the divorce. Can she get a date?
13) Why no Steve lately? We used to see quite of bit of him before.
14) The latest road trip produced no pics. Why?
15) And last comment, how did Kate get so much power? Nobody and nothing seems to bring her down/get caught. I guess Ratings = Money = Power.

Thanks to GWoP and other Gosselin blogs I have followed this saga since Episode 1.

kinman said...

It's kinda funny how she is talking about the Yellowstone trip and saying how we can see it on Aug 8 on TLC ( and she has repeated it multiple times). Does she not even know what episodes are airing and when? Surely she must know that it takes awhile to edit an episode after it is filmed, and that it does not go straight to air. Maybe I misunderstood her, but I swear she has been on Twitter promoting that episode for Aug. 8.

Jenny O said...

Amy had some good thoughts/questions:
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2) Kate is hinting needs another adult in the house....
She has been hinting around. Now I know she had a low opinion of men in general, but perhaps it's sinking in that she can't carry a show on her own and that Jon actually helped with the ratings. Jon won't be back, so Kate is hinting around for a replacement. Good luck with that!

... 4) TLC is not advertising the show. and 5) Kate is not in the tabloids much. ...

To which I say, "Glory BE!"

... 6) No pap pics of Kate out and about. Has Chris, the pap person, moved on? ...
I always thought he was on TLC's payroll. They must be sending him to cover another of their D-listers instead now. LOL.

...10) Is Kate tweeting drunk? The tweets style are inconsistent. ...

I've long noticed that Kate's tweets are inconsistent in style, sometimes by a large degree. At first, I thought a TLC intern would tweet at times for her. Now I don't know - could be the booze talking sometimes I guess.

...12) No dates two years after the divorce. Can she get a date? ... No - who in their right mind would date this emasculator?

...13) Why no Steve lately? We used to see quite of bit of him before. ...
Hmmmm, TLC cutting the budget for "security/nanny" duties? That's my guess. Good luck purseboy, in getting another serious security gig now.

Rebecca said...

Two Kate-isms in the HuffPo item linked above: "I’m very self-occupiable" and "I have always had a high mark that I have for myself." Um, what?

sglily said...

TLC needs to get a clue and cancel Kate Plus 8 once and for all! I think that those of us who have been fans of the Gosselins from the start would much rather have occasional specials that, wait for it, actually focus on the kids!

I would love to have updates and "watch" the kids grow up, but at this point I think it's obvious we could all care less about watching these extravagant trips that basically show Kate parading around in her latest pair of goofy shoes and short-shorts or mini-skirts, not to mention the hair, nails, jewelery, etc.

It just seems as though TLC feels some kind of obligation to provide Kate with on-going "fame" (and a paycheck). Kate...it is possible to provide for the kids without TLC-for starters-how about scaling back on the "mini-mansion", go back to wearing simple v-neck t's and tennies, and cutting back on the nails, hair & tans wouldn't hurt either.

TLC...we would benefit much more from a once, or twice-a-year special, or holiday special, about "what's new" with the Gosselin KIDS! :)

barnaby said...

TLC is so out of ideas for programming that they are simply treading water with this show and several others including the Duggars and Roloff reboot due soon.

Until the parent company, Discovery, decides to take another direction it will be more of the same for TLC, which may die the death of Discovery Health.

NFL Monday Night Football starts right after Labor Day, so TLC programs on Monday night will simply be filler until next Feb. By then, who knows what?

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