Kate Whining in People this Week

Kate has her (last) People cover.  She's whining about the show being cancelled.  My question is why does People think that is newsworthy?  Why cover worthy?

Sorry to be late with the comments, but I was out of the house a few hours yesterday and got home about five minutes before the power "zapped" in southern California.  Luckily I was in one of the first areas to get it back but we only got power not cable and phone service at first.  I'm not complaining, hearing the fridge kick in was music to me.

156 comments:

SKB516 said...

Another stop on the sympathy tour is the cover of People with the headline "Will her kids be OK?" and Kate saying, "I'm really scared." Of course the says the kids weren't ready for filming to end, she's going to work her fingers to the bone to provide for them, yadda, yadda, yadda. Was she really crazy enough to think this gravy train would never come to a stop? Could it be that she really didn't save ANY of the money they've made? http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20526134,00.html

On My Overheated Soapbox said...

I thought I'd long gotten over this woman (Kate) getting a rise out of me but, you know, it's hot today, over 100 degrees in my town, and I'm grumpy already so the last thing I need to see on my home page is more than one headline about Kate freaking out, oh woe is me, that her show is cancelled and she just doesn't know how in the heck she can possibly provide for her children if she doesn't have reality TV. Wow. I look at members in my own family tree, or neighbors/friends in my town, all of whom have families with lots and lots of kids and, gee whiz, how do they provide...and might I say, provide not just an income, but love, support, presence, etc.? Not that it's easy, especially when you're not a reality TV actor, having brought in loads of money FOR YEARS off the backs of your little ones. The people I know or have known, or simply know OF, don't even have housekeepers, or nannys and all of that other glam stuff. And they actually hold down real jobs in the real world, taking care of themselves and not asking for a handout.

This is the thing with Kate...and she even sorta said it once...she "mentions" things and they just magically appear in her life. I could cite examples but this goes 'way back in the early days of the show when they learned they could beg and be heard and the goods would be delivered. Other people, slow to catch on, would step up and benevolently answer a Gosselin need; later, obviously, it was product placement/advertising. So, she thinks now that she can just get the word out there that she needs income, and somebody will answer the call...oh, and while we're at it, make sure it's in television production because, you see, she's really good at it.

What an insult to real people who go to college, get a communications degree, work hard in the television/film business to hone their production skills, be it directing, editing, set design, producing, camera, audio, writing, WHATEVER the type of production work they want to become an expert in as they further their career, build experience and a good reputation, based on credible craft, years of experience and knowledge! Does she even stop to imagine how silly she sounds, to think she can just waltz into the world of television production, like she's some kind of "pro" ??? It's nothing short of mind-blowing.

I'm afraid Kate is finally going to see the light of that last rabbit getting pulled out of the hat. She wouldn't be mocked if she would just stop talking, get on with her life. She's had plenty of time to realize that her kids' marketability was really only good while they were tiny. She could have chosen a less ostentatious lifestyle. She could have had a plan.

A lot of people enjoyed a better, more materialistic life before the economy tanked...but they don't go around cry'in the blues. They might have had to swallow a little pride and think wistfully of a former high-styled life, but they did what they had to do to survive, maybe by downsizing, taking on two jobs, scaling back.

For all that Kate's about "reality," she needs a reality CHECK. To coin a phrase she uses, a "big-time" one. Live within your means. "Means" can change. Before she had eight kids, she perhaps could have given some thought as to how she could provide for them, in good economic times and bad ones. It's part of being a mature adult. And a responsible parent.

SmileyGrl752 said...

I work in our local library, and we were getting rid of old magazines today. Every People magazine that had a picture or article about Kate, I crossed out her face with marker and pen, then dumped them in the trash. Felt SO good!

Elle said...

I just saw this one....http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/09/07/kate-gosselin-freaking-ou_n_951824.html?icid=maing-grid10%7Chtmlws-main-bb%7Cdl2%7Csec1_lnk3%7C93395

I guess she will need to get a "real" job ;)

TwistofKateAnyone? said...

OF COURSE K8G is 'scared'. She is an attention addict and is now facing the reality of deprivation of her daily dose of attention and deference.

She's gotten so much on-going attention since her uber-pregnancy with the tups and has ridden that attention horse absolutely into the ground all this time.

Remember, Kate, you are dust and to dust you shall return. And sooner than later. Your viewers, Katie Dearest, have now happily Swiffered you into last week's garbage can. Buh Bye.

EnoughAlready:O said...

I agree with soapbox . Kate feels if she publicly asks for things people will come running . Such examples toasters , cameras, tummy tucks ,so on.She should have seen it coming to an end as she has also publicly asked for a man and has yet to receive one.

I do not believe any television network executives are going to come running to hire her , and for what ? Because she had 8 count em 8 kids ?

She should of stayed in the other house and bank what she could instead of spending it on herself !

laura linger said...

Oh my God...she didn't save a dime.

She spent all of that money on herself. Her children's childhoods financed her hair, and her nails, and her tan, and her paid boyfriend, and her new car (an Audi!)...

She spent it all. You know she did.

ncgirl said...

Katie Coyne, an editor at People, was always enamored of Kate. During the peak of the Gosselin mess, she was one of Kate's supporters. She like Barbara Walters fell for Kate's BS. So, if Coyne has any influence, Kate will be in People.

hoops said...

I bet kHate has a lot of money socked away somewhere...for her future, not the kids. If she's going to start crying poor again, don't pay any attention.

Kathleen said...

I would be scared if I was her as well. Not that I feel sympathetic to her as she brought this on herself but I am not surprised she is freaking out and scared. She hasn't had to work in years and now she's face with 8 kids and a mcmansion and no family, friends or spouse. Kate has literally no one for support. Maybe this will be a wake up call for her that she has driven away family and friends and is now alone in the world with no source of income. It's sad and pathetic that she is pretty much begging now for someone to bail her out. I feel bad for the kids though.

Kate needs to learn to grow up and sacrifice for her children like the rest of us. I had to take a job far beneath my college education and much lower paying than what the time I spent in school and working should be earning me but I did it because my child needed me to provide for him and I was willing to take any job I could get with the economy the way it is. Instead of whining Kate needs to put her children first and do what needs to be done. Her days of easy money are over. She should be supporting her children like most parents do instead of the other way around.

irish wonder said...

She should be scared. She spent money like a drunk sailor. Instead of continuing to live a middle class existence she had to "upgrade".

Kate is like a single person who makes 100K a year, instead of living like they make 50K a year and banking the rest they have to live above their means. Then they get laid off and should have a nice cushion to get them by, but they had to go on trips, buy clothes, spend, spend, spend.

I feel sorry for her kids, I see foreclosure in the future.

Her mortgage alone is 9K a month.

sueshe said...

I wonder if she used coupons to buy her Audi???
She has the audacity to come out with an article in People complaining of not enough money to support her kids and she gets a new car??? She really has issues!!!

tate said...

Well, she isn't too freaked out about her future. She just bought a new sports car---convertible Audi TT.

Claire said...

She made a comment about going back to nursing but said working 12 hours every day doesn't work with so many kids. I am a nurse and no one works 12 hour shifts everyday. Full time is only 3 days a week.

She's such a tool.

StillDisgustedinTX said...

I will be brief because otherwise I will be ranting and wasting more of my time on this wench than I want to.

However--I was watching E! news and they referred to Kate as "the single mother of 8..." SINGLE? NO---try divorced mother of 8. They DO haver a father.

Of course, no one ever said Guiliana Rancic was the brightest bulb over at E! either.....

StillDisgustedinTX said...

And one more thing.....Kate should refrain (yes, she has no self-restraint so never mind) from discussing what she claims the kids' say and do.....because all she does is make them look and act as self-entitled and greedy as she is. For example, in the E! latest interview she talks about how the kids reacted to the cancellation: "they weren't ready and surprised....and disappointed because there won't be any more trips NOW when they are older (as opposed to when they were infants!)......"

And in this People interview, she again makes promises to these kids that she cannot keep...I quote the article here:

But Gosselin, 36, whose messy divorce from husband Jon played out in the tabloids – and on TV – in 2009, vows to work hard to keep the lifestyle she's provided for her kids.

"I told them I will work my fingers to the bone to make sure that they can stay here and go to their school," she says. "There are no guarantees in life for anyone, but they know that I'm giving it my best shot."

Yeah...where have we all heard Kate's promises before. Perhaps the fact that there is a law forcing her to give them a fraction of THEIR money will actually force her to keep this promise. And as far as I am concerned, the kids "worked their fingers to the bone" already and earned their education, NOT her. Ignorance is bliss!

Katykat said...

REALLY? The 10th anniversary of 9/11 and People put her on the cover? A new low even for THIS magazine.

ihatefrogstoo said...

Apparently with Kate, once a grifter always a grifter. A "major tabloid" giving Kate room to whine and try to run her grift is so sad and pathetic. I used to think People had a tiny bit of credibility but no more. There are so many more newsworthy things they could run.

ratherbkayaking said...

Convertible Audi TT - She's so self centered. You can have one passenger and that's it. So much for doing everything for her kids.

MossHill said...

Can anyone link us to pictures of the new Audi ? KG almost killed me on a regional 2-lane highway in the black mega-van, dodging cars like a crazy and traveling I'd guess near sixty in a highly congested 40mph area ... [I thought it was a hockey team *wink*] ... I'd like to be forewarned of a potential road hazard !

Shoka's Understudy said...

Shame, Shame, Shame on People for putting kate the grifter Gosselin on the cover of People on the anniversary of 9/11!

How awful to schedule her picture and article this week when they could of scheduled it later on.

Now kate will even feel more entitled than ever before!

MossHill said...

Found the link:

http://www.infdaily.com/2011/09/exclusive-pics-kate-gosselin-lost-her-job-but-treated-herself-to-a-new-sports-car.html

There's enough to guess at the plate. Forewarned is forearmed.

SobbyMcFibberPants said...

It is highly likely that Sobs Poshelin hasn't saved any great sum of money. She is blissfully unaware that it takes more than an elastic uterus to be worthy of a Steven Speilberg role. She views the world through Kate colored glasses, and is shamelessly entitled, even begging what she feels she deserves. Her warped sense of self allows her to use her children as pawns in order to get sympathy and attention for herself, which is what scares me the most. Her behavior reminds me of Munchausen syndrome, but instead of keeping the children ill, she keeps them isolated from family, friends, and the real world. They have been trapped inside an alternate universe provided by the TLC bubble that she created and controls. These kids are not being prepared for what is out in the real world, and have had cameras in their faces since birth. Their saving grace is having a father who has his feet on the ground. Jon knows the difference between real and fantasy, and I believe he was thrown under the bus for refusing to blur the line between the 2.

Cammie said...

Is Jon still paying the 20-25k in child support? Isn't that enough to live just fine, maybe no private school but you could still live well (or I could) on that.

Didn't Kate have some sort of obbession with the McCaughey 7 before she got pregnant? Then why doesn't she look at them and thier lifestyle. They live in a large but modest home, the kids wear non matching used clothes, no nanny, no helper, no special trips around the world! They come on tv every few years for an update and seem pretty normal.

Jenny O said...

Claire said:
She made a comment about going back to nursing but said working 12 hours every day doesn't work with so many kids. I am a nurse and no one works 12 hour shifts everyday. Full time is only 3 days a week.
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That's how Kate plays the sympathy card over and over again. I find it annoying in the extreme, because I've been a single mom from the start and until recently, worked a full 40-hour work week. Many working moms figure out how to juggle a job and the kids - it's hard but far from impossible.

Kate always twists the truth. As you point out, nursing is actually a pretty good job for a parent. I have several friends who are nurses, and they were able to raise their children fairly well on a nurse's salary and figure out how to get them to school, get themselves to work, coordinate after school care on the days they had long hours, etc. It absolutely can be done, and is done, by many working parents!

Why should Kate be any different, just because she had more kids than she could handle?

sglily said...

Katykat...THANK-YOU! I agree, the 10th Anniversary of 9/11-and People puts Kate on the front cover? How absolutely ridiculous! I think it was last week's issue that ran the cover The Kids of 9/11, but come on People-if there's one occassion that could use 2 weeks worth of covers, it would be this anniversary. There are so many stories to tell - and Kate Gosselin is not one of them!!

Kate has obviously squandered all the money ever made from their "fame". Instead of thinking about and planning the future of, yes, all her 8 kids, she upgraded their lifestyle in the mcmansion, and spent loads of cash on HERSELF (Sorry, Kate...the hair, clothes, shoes, jewelry, etc., etc., all speak for themselves)

And who hasn't seen the tabloids plastered with photos of Kate doing her workouts and runs in top-of-the-line Nike wear, shoes and all. My idea of workout clothes as a mom (if I even get the time) is an old pair of shorts and a tee. Not to say that moms shouldn't spend money on things like that for themselves, but, Kate: when you cry out to America on the woes of raising 8 kids as a "single mom" and you're scared of not being able to provide for them, I think we all might feel a bit of compassion if we hadn't seen you running errands and shopping at the grocery store in top-label clothes and wedge heels, hearing about a "hairstylist-to-the-stars" having to keep up your look every 6 weeks, and seeing you time and time again walking out of the nail and tanning salons. And by the way...an Audi? I hadn't heard about that one yet, but if I were so concerned about providing for my kids future, I'd stick with a Ford Focus anyday.

Jenny O said...

She just bought a new sports car---convertible Audi TT.
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Maybe Steve can't drive in a Toyota or a Subaru because his delicate skin breaks out in hives in any car that cost less than $70K. "That's the whole point!"

MabelD said...

Jon comments on RumoxFix:

Former reality star Jon Gosselin is giving his ex-wife, Kate Gosselin, some tough love and he’s using RumorFix as his exclusive vehicle.

Jon, who doesn’t speak to the former star of Kate Plus 8, has some surprisingly stinging words for America’s most famous mom: “Reality TV is not a career. Get back to a normal life — a simple life. Provide for your family.”

Jon, who says he has given up TV and is enjoying working as a computer support engineer, is responding to People’s cover story where Kate claims, “I’m really scared,” after her TLC reality show was cancelled after six years.

Although Kate says she is “freaking out” about her financial future, Jon is optimistic. “Things will work out the way they should work out. Obviously there are families out there that have several kids – people work normal jobs and things work out. Everything is possible,” he tells RumorFix.

And what if the Dancing with the Stars alum has to unload her huge farm home in Pennsylvania? Jon has absolutely no sympathy, “I don’t have a farm on 24 acres and the kids seem to have a great time at my house.”

Jon tells us he sees the kids “a lot,” but says a court order requires that he not be more specific. He also insists that he continues to pay child support.
Jon adds that he likes his life now that he’s out of the limelight. “I go to work every day and provide for my family,” he tells us. “I spend time with my kids – spend time on the weekends. I spend time with the girlfriend I’ve had for over a year now. And enjoy a normal lifestyle.”

Elaine Girl said...

I'm convinced if you looked up hypocrite in the dictionary, you'd see Kate's picture plastered beside it. She ragged on Jon when he leased a sports car after the divorce, but check out her new ride via the link below. She talks out of both sides of her mouth!

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2035218/Poverty-stricken-Kate-Gosselin-rolls-sports-car.html?ito=feeds-newsxml

Home Cooking Made Simple said...

According to People, Jon's advice to Kate is to lead a simple life. It's a short story, but very telling. He says how reality tv is not a career and other people have large families they are able to support with normal jobs. He said he doesn't live on a 24 acre farm, but the kids are happy at his house. Face it, this is all for Kate. The kids would be happy with parents that love them and give them the attention they need.

ann sommers said...

Read the PEOPLE article in the airport magazine store - REFUSED to purchase anything with her picture on the cover...quote from the article which I find so telling: Some benefits of their old life will continue. Steve Neild, the security expert who is often by Kate's side, will REMAIN a fixture. "He's always going to be with us. He and his wife are friends," she says. "He has moved from security to top adviser and road manager."........Does anyone else think this is fishy?????

Fall from glory said...

Claire said...
She made a comment about going back to nursing but said working 12 hours every day doesn't work with so many kids. I am a nurse and no one works 12 hour shifts everyday. Full time is only 3 days a week.
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Yeah, I picked up on that, too. She exaggerates. I'm not saying 12s aren't hard but I see people around me all the time who have commitment. They're not lazy. They make sacrifices. They know what they have to do to make ends meet or have anything left over. They're not uppity or complaining. They just get down to it and do what they have to do for their families or themselves. They work overtime, moonlight, budget, etc. But Kate seems to think she's different. My guess is she may think she's now too good for nursing; after all, she's a "star." She's gonna want special treatment but in the big world out there, she's not so special. Definitely thinks/acts like a diva. (How on earth could she get along with people in a conventional workplace setting! She's not a humble person. Not a team player. Not nice.) She likes sitting, and summoning...and bossing people around. If she feels like her "world" is coming apart with the ending of the show, she has herself to blame. Wouldn't you think at the beginning of things, when the tups were small, not knowing if a reality show would stick, etc., that Jon and Kate or any parent would have protected all income as much as possible, for the proverbial rainy day? To diss what could have been a OTO opportunity like that...again, nobody to blame but themselves and, of course, the kids are the losers. Just one example is that huge house...certainly there was some kind of property out there which was midway between what they left and what they upgraded to; seemed like an extreme purchase, not a conservative move but I can't remember now if it was even established as to who owns what. It's all such a yawn and I don't think I'm saying anything new here. Truly, as a couple of the other thoughtful posters here said, for PEOPLE to give her print space when we've got the N/E flooding, 9/11 anniversary looming, etc., it's very distasteful to run a story on Kate and her never-changing whine. Over the years, I've enjoyed picking up a issue of PEOPLE now and again but it's back in the rack with the trashier tabloids now (the ones I would never buy).

O-Hi-O said...

"I told them I will work my fingers to the bone to make sure that they can stay here and go to their school," she says. "There are no guarantees in life for anyone, but they know that I'm giving it my best shot."

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Oh lordybee, another round of Kate, The Brave Martyr.

We should feel sorry for her???? Living in the mansion and having made sure her kids learned her sense of entitlement????

Memo to K8G: Sell the house that is out of your means. Downsize your possessions. Get back to basics. Welcome to the USA in a major economic downturn - what? YOU are so special that you should be spared the reality that belongs to the entire rest of the country?

You were nothing when TLC dug you up in PA, so in your case it's just a matter of returning to where you've always belonged: absolute oblivion and anonymity.

I suggest you walk your talk: "You get what you get and you don't get upset."

Get off the Wah!mbulance. We all have problems of our own.

cali-girl said...

Katykat said...
REALLY? The 10th anniversary of 9/11 and People put her on the cover? A new low even for THIS magazine.
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How sad is that? 10 years later, the first responders are dying from cancer as a result of the buildings collapsing, survivors are re-living the day, loved ones are remembering their losses, and KATE's whining in People?

Extremely inappropriate timing!

And Kate..count your blessings... and honestly, honestly (to use one of your phrases)just shut up.

Lisa said...

As someone mentioned above, Kate just bought a fancy new car

http://omg.yahoo.com/blogs/goddess/kate-gosselins-flashy-new-car/716

cali-girl said...

OH NO SHE DIDN'T!!!!!

I just read on Yahoo's OMG news that Kate recently went out and bought herself a brand new Audi TT.
It's got leather seats, a turbo-charged engine, and can go up to 130 miles per hour. With a miniscule back seat. Interesting choice for the "poor" mother of 8!

http://omg.yahoo.com/blogs/goddess/kate-gosselins-flashy-new-car/716

Home Cooking Made Simple said...

An article about Kate's new $50K car.

http://omg.yahoo.com/blogs/goddess/kate-gosselins-flashy-new-car/716

Teresa said...

Kate has to learn that the trips, the fancy clothes, the staff are WANTS, not NEEDS. There is a big difference. I think she really expected to be supported by TLC for life. I also think that she believes some other tv network might swoop in and save her because she is such an appealing personality. But if she can't make TLC money anymore, she isn't going to be able to make another network money, and that's all they are going to care about. She had her moment where she was the biggest thing going, but she's so horrible that people can't tolerate her on a long term basis. Glad to hear she martyring herself once again with "working her fingers to the bone." Won't that wreck her manicure? Is she actually willing to do work that isn't filmed? Will the kids be required to do whatever job she comes up with as well?
John has come out today and told her "reality tv is not a career." Unfortunately that will probably make her all the more determined to prove him wrong. Is the Surreal Life still on?

Yay, it's so over! said...

One thing about the People cover seemed obvious to me. Her favorite girl Hannah has beautiful, long, styled hair while the other girls don't. I haven't seen a picture of these people nor watched a show of theirs in ages, so it really jumped out at me.

kHate's obvious favoritism can only lead to resentment by the other children. Poor Hannah will be stuck in the middle between her mother's abusive narcissistic attention and her sibling's anger, bitterness and resentment.

nanci said...

According to People, Kate is quoted saying "STeve will always be with us. He has moved from security to top advisor and road manager. His opinions are great. His advise is great. I have a small circle of people around me. He's one of them." So she has no job, no plans for a job, yet she will continue to pay for a top advisor and road manager? To manage her trips to Target/tanning/nails? SHe who has no money is going to pay to keep her top advisor. OHHHHH, lightbulb!! I understand the RV meltdown , STEVE GETS PAID IN PIZZA!!!!!

wramblinwreck said...

While Kate's whining in People, she also bought a $50K sports car.

http://omg.yahoo.com/blogs/goddess/kate-gosselins-flashy-new-car/716

hannah said...

Jon Video Interview


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9T2zN29u4DE&feature=player_embedded


He does pay support.

ncgirl said...

Well, Katie Coyne was the one who wrote the article. So she still worships Kate. The article was nauseating and insulting to families who really struggle.

JoJo said...

I saw Kate being interviewed on TV by someone about the cancellation of the show. The interviewer said something to Kate implying that she's made a lot of money over the years with the show and her books, so she ought to be okay financially now. Kate replied that she was not okay financially, because she had a lot of legal bills. Does anyone know what she is talking about? What legal bills?

mom in texas said...

So I have refrained from commenting about Kate for the last year because I am truly disgusted by this woman. However, her actions in the last week have made me really question her mental state. She cries all over the tabloids about money and she doesn't know how her kids will make it but then she is shown getting out of an Audi! Link: http://omg.yahoo.com/blogs/goddess/kate-gosselins-flashy-new-car/716

Did she not blast Jon for having a sports car as a father of 8? This woman is so far out of touch with reality that it's pathetic. I thought Kate had finally realized that her long extended 15 minutes are over. But now she seems to be doing any and everything to get herself in the media. And to think she says she would go back to nursing. Yeah right.Who would hire this person after she has exposed her true colors to the whole world? Nurses are supposed to be compassionate. I can't even imagine Kate waiting on or helping anyone, especially a sick person since she has shown she has no sympathy for sick people, in particular her own children. Kate needs a reality check.

Ladylou said...

Quess Kate knows something the rest of us don't.

No body would buy a new sports car for around $50,000 when they just found out they were out of a job.
She surely has connections to something after TLC says 'Buh-Bye".

I was hoping we'd seen the last of her.... hate to say it but someone somewhere thinks her ungracious, ugly, totally appalling attitude is worthwhile & marketable.

Daria-Jane said...

I skimmed through the article in People at the store tonight and guess what? The article stated that Steve will still be working with Kate as her "top advisor" even after the show ends. I think someone on here already mentioned that their true relationship will be hard to hide if he sticks around after he is no longer being paid by TLC to be her bodyguard.
Guess we have our answer.

PickleShmickle said...

Lookie Lookie!!

http://rumorfix.com/2011/09/exclusive-jon-gosselin-gives-kate-gosselin-some-tough-love/

completely awesomeness.

RecoveringChild said...

I am the 45 year old child of a narcissistic mother and I am still recovering. Years of therapy and I still have a very difficult time even talking with my mother on the phone. I have had to limit my relationship with her to preserve my own sanity. Let's hope Kate is prepared for the loneliness she will experience when her children are adults and want nothing to do with her. Maybe her friends at the tanning salon can keep her company!

Elvira said...

Not to be contrary, but Kate bought the car before she heard the cancellation news. Yes, she's that deluded that she thought the show would go on forever when we saw the writing on the wall months ago.

Sheri said...

The children will be off TV - that's what needed to happen. However, their mother has become used to the lifestyle they have made possible for her and will not LET. IT. GO. Jon behaved badly for a while, but I truly think he is a good person who was taken for a ride. He kept trying, was shut down, stayed home to take care of his kids while she traveled to build her "career" (whatever it is), and then was thrown under the bus. Many times. As my husband has said, it's a miracle he's not in jail for murder.

Anybody remember the episode where Maddy put the sign on her door for the cameras to go away (I think she was about the same age the twins are now)? Kate can spin it all she wants, but those kids kids need a stable home. Doesn't make a difference if it is one parent, two parents, etc. Calmness and stability are needed - like, yesterday.

God bless those kids. Kate, you've inflicted a lot of damage, but it's not too late. Trips, luxuries, and expensive cars does not a happy home make. Think about this when you're paying for the kids' legal and therapy bills in a few years.

Jon, show us the man we know you can be, step in, and do what is best for those kids. We know you have a good heart, and hopefully your ex-wife will re-evaluate her priorities, also.

Leigh Ann said...

I was just at the grocery store and checked the dates on the People Magazines. The Sept. 12 issues has a cover story about 9/11. The issue with Kate is the Sept. 19 issue. People didn't skip 9/11 just for Kate. I knew they'd had a 9/11 magazine out for about a week , before the Kate issues, I just hadn't paid attention to the dates.

NT said...

I think it's a shame that people gave Jon such grief about cheating and now it looks like he was telling the truth about Kate cheating with Steve. If she did that,then she is a home wrecker and took the father away from those two sons of his. I'm sure he doesn't spend much time with them. She,meaning Kate, probably won't let him out of her site. It's a shame. Two families ruined by TLC and greed. JMO

Alexis said...

You make a great point, Katykat! I've emailed People magazine saying that exact thing and I encourage others to do the same. As we approach the 10th anniversary of September 11th, there is no need to give this fame monger any more reason to spout her crap.

Leigh Ann said...

The article stated that Steve will still be working with Kate as her "top advisor" even after the show ends.
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Who's going to pay him and what kind of advising does she need? Well, she needs all kinds of advice, but she never seems to take any. That just all sounds weird.

Annie2 said...

"Kate replied that she was not okay financially, because she had a lot of legal bills. Does anyone know what she is talking about? What legal bills?"

I think its a combination of legal bills from her fight with the counselor who she refused to pay and legal bills from the divorce and custody problems. From the one legal document published on the web about their divorce, we can see that Kate has been accused of being in contempt of court multiple times. I wonder if Jon accused her again when she told reporters that he only sees the kids 4 days a month. His recent video made it clear that he cant tell us how often he sees the kids due to a court order.

I have this to say about Kate not being able to work 12 hour nurses shifts. Nurses typically work 3 to 4 days a week. She could easily schedule those hours to be night hours or weekend hours. On the weekend, she could arrange custody so Jon has the kids. Its not that hard to change custody agreements when it is required for work. The judge would see how necessary it is for Kate to be working and how this new agreement would benefit both parents and the kids. But, Kate would never do that. She likes to limit their time with their Father.

As for the car, if Kate purchased it before the show ended then, she should sell it. Now it not the time to be making extravagant purchases like that. It would show her commitment to her children to sell her toy and show her true financial distress.

Amy2 said...

I for one am looking forward to see where Kate is in 6 months. Lots of time for her STAH to fade, media won't care about her because they've moved on, no friends to talk to, only income is Jon's child support, expenses that are out of control. Yep, I wonder how the diva will cope with no attention, no "extra" money, and lots of kids needing attention.

Brummygirl said...

skimmed through the article in People at the store tonight and guess what? The article stated that Steve will still be working with Kate as her "top advisor" even after the show ends.
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We already know the "top" he advised her on...her cup size!! :)

Markie said...

Let's face it. Kate has been out of work for a long time. Has she kept paying her College of Nursing dues? Does she need to upgrade? Would any hospital want to hire her? There are many people out of work and Kate has earned a very public reputation as being a harpy. As an employer, I would think twice/thrice about hiring Kate.

Brummygirl said...

Nurses are supposed to be compassionate. I can't even imagine Kate waiting on or helping anyone, especially a sick person since she has shown she has no sympathy for sick people, in particular her own children. Kate needs a reality check.
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I can just see it now. Kate tottering on her 5" heels in to see a patient, whilst chewing the proverbial gum:


"Whadya want? Don't ring the darn bell, leave a postie note if you want me!
No one could help me, so I don't see why I have to be at your beck and call, I have enough of that at home with 8...count 'em 8 squawling kids and thousands of tweeters. Now shut up!!
Oh cr**, I've just broken a nail!!"

ncgirl said...

"She surely has connections to something after TLC says 'Buh-Bye"."

Supposedly she has news on the final show. She said on twitter it didn't have anything to do with her future. Maybe she will announce her love for Stevie. Even though I still can't believe there was an affair.

She'll be on the Today show Monday along with some other shows. Hopefully, after Monday night, she will stop invading our TVs.

hannah said...

kate claims it was brought back in april


And don’t believe the rumors that Kate just bought a new Audi TT, priced at a minimum of $50,000. Kate says it's not true.

“No, I didn’t in fact. I bought this car used in April, six months ago,” Kate tells me. “The paparazzi that are following me as we speak chose not to photograph it until after my show was cancelled and make a big deal out of it. I love the tabloid media!” she jokes.

Jenny said...

Ohmylord, what a bunch of hogwash! We all know she's whining just so Hollywood will glance at her, feel sympathetic and throw her a bone in the way of some tv or radio gig...she's addicted to the limelight and the big bucks! And as long as her buddies at the tabloids keep her in their headlines, some desperate lowgrade producer will likely end up offering her something and she will undoubtedly sign on as long as it keeps her visible and a few bucks rolling in.

It does make me wonder if Radar Online will keep giving her publicity since they probably won't be getting paid by TLC any longer...what would be TLC's point in paying to publicize her since her show is cancelled?

Anyway, I guarantee if she's buying a new car for herself, she's got plenty stashed away and this is all vintage Kate drama for the masses as in, "Look at me, can't you see I'm the most hard working mom in the world (sob), don't you want to offer me a television show? No one else in the world has 8 kids like I do (sob)I need the money to keep me going or we'll all soon be eating dog food (sob) and living in a normal house! Waaaahhh! (wink, wink...gotta check my cell to see if any offers are coming in yet)."

Can you say Obsessive Major Manipulator??!

Her chutzpah is just unbelievable... she really does think we're all idiots out here and that no one can see through her act! Please, PLEASE just go away.

SobbyMcFibberPants said...

She is keeping Steve as her top advisor? How Presidential. I guess he is not a financial advisor since it took Sobs less than a week to introduce that purse full o' bills again. Grifting is a humbling sacrifice she is willing to make for her 8. She has promised to work to the bone, and has demonstrated fiscal constraint when purchasing her Audi, which is so worthy of justification she's doubled down on its defense.
She twittered it was bought 6 mos. ago,in April? This means either I've slept through September, or she is letting her financial advisor crunch the numbers again. She clarified that the 2 seater is USED, also boasting she traded in 2 cars, getting her a great deal. I bet she organized such frugal purchase herself. You go girl.

Advisor, clean up in aisle Audi. She should be advised that when grifting, the term 'doing it all for the kids' is a DO. "I got a great deal on my $50,000 sports car" is a DON'T.

8 kids - 2 cars + 2 seater sportscar = Not for the kids!

Aren't advisors supposed to keep you employed and stop you from looking foolish??

Ps. Jon needs to stop taking the bait and let her own this mess herself. Giving the media anything more than a 'no comment' will give her an opportunity to shift responsibility onto him, and we all know how well that worked out for him last time.

KitKat said...

Seems the Dilley sextuplets mom was a nurse as I recall....they seem to have been able to make ends meet on their salaries. And Kate should have a jump on them because of all the millions she has put aside in her 11 bank accounts.

tate said...

Kate has people on Twitter sending her Target gift cards. Obviously, her "poor me" story is believed by some. What fools.

Bev said...

Brummygirl said...
Nurses are supposed to be compassionate. I can't even imagine Kate waiting on or helping anyone, especially a sick person since she has shown she has no sympathy for sick people, in particular her own children. Kate needs a reality check.
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When Kate has to go back to nursing....I hope that Chris gets a pic of Nurse Ratchet carrying a bed pan to be emptied. Yep, that should fetch him some good money!

Annie2 said...

Kate should be on my strange addiction. It would be a TLC gig that would earn her some money and might help her realize how much damage she is doing to her children.

O-Hi-O said...

"I love the tabloid media!” she jokes."

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She 'jokes'??? The woman has never uttered a more honest sentence than that one. We KNOW she loves the entire media - anything that gives her attention. Good attention, bad attention .... doesn't matter. To Kate Gosselin there is really no such thing as 'bad' attention.

Glad her karma train finally pulled into the depot.

O-Hi-O said...

"I have a small circle of people around me. He's one of them."

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It seems K8G flunked basic Geometry - it's impossible to make a circle with just ONE person.

"Top advisor" - AS IF Kate is willing to listen to, muchless seek, ANYONE's opinion/advice. On Planet Kate, there is only ONE way: Kate's way.

"Top advisor"... that's rich.

Anonymous said...

How long will her so-called friends and advisers stick around if she can't pay them or if she's not living a celebrity lifestyle? I'm happy for the kids. It doesn't seem normal or healthy for them to be so comfortable with cameras around 24/7.

Bosom Buddies said...

Who's going to pay him and what kind of advising does she need? Well, she needs all kinds of advice, but she never seems to take any. That just all sounds weird.

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Let's see. It is rumored that he advised her on what size new "girls" would look good on her. Maybe she's planning on getting a new pair.

Out And About In PA said...

"OH NO SHE DIDN'T!!!!!

I just read on Yahoo's OMG news that Kate recently went out and bought herself a brand new Audi TT."

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

Actually, she didn't. In April she traded in her Toyota SUV for a used SUV and a used Audi.

Not the smartest choice of cars for a mother of eight, though.

SobbyMcFibberPants said...

O-Hi-O said...
"I have a small circle of people around me. He's one of them."
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Hi O-Hi-O!!

I think this is just a crafty play on words to create the illusion of friends. What she meant was...

"I have a circle of small people around me. They call me mom. He's the one that calls me whateva".

;)

Exhausted said...

If she did buy the car months ago, and they are just showing it now to make her look foolish, I have one thing to say: How does that feel, Kate? To have the media twist things against you and spin things in a way that's not true. Just like you've done to Jon all these years when he couldn't respond back. Doesn't feel nice, does it?

And I check out her Twitter every now and then, and I love to see the rude responses she gets sometimes. She is so trashy that often she can't resist responding. The high road taker that she is. But her fans are the creepiest things ever, and she is not put off by their devoted, obsessive behavior. The other night, she said she was getting a massage before bed by her ten year olds. If that isn't horrifying and so typical of a narcisstic mother, then I don't know what is...Poor, poor kids.

barnaby said...

It really doesn't matter when she bought the car. Media has chosen to link her new car with her whining about having no money - which continues to make her look bad.

The media doesn't care about details. The fact is she has recently purchased expensive used car for her personal use.

Kate's First Nickel said...

Kate is shrewd. For years, everything has been given to her gratis. Has anybody taken note that when they're in the storage section of the basement you can see all the free products on their shelves? Guaranteed her hairdresser has been paid for by TLC, otherwise she'd be at the same hairdresser they showed her getting her hair done before she went to Florida with Jon. Surely we'll see a PA hairdresser very soon. Her lifestyle will drastically change with all the free nannies, clothes for the kids, landscapers, etc from TLC now gone. Notice her tweets are far and few between. She probably has less time now without the free entourage helping her. IMHO I think her work really begins now. When the babies were first born she had all of these volunteers and nurses. She had someone to iron, someone to fold, and someone to put away clothes...all volunteers. She never had the burden of having to take care all of the kids on her own. Let's not forget Jon, her Mr. Step & Fetch It is no longer in the picture. My guess is she's still hanging on to her first wooden nickel from TLC and she has plenty of money to stay in the house because that's her main concern. The kids may go to public school in the future, but the house she'll hang onto.

KatesDirtyFlintstoneFeet said...

Please understand, Kate and Chris the pap are still in cahoots together: The money they both shared in the sale of the Yahoo Audi photos was more than enough to pay for the Audi, plus much more! She gets a piece of the pie, no matter how bad it makes her look: She's getting PAID

Whit said...

The Daily Mail Online shows Kate driving a new and $$$ Audi TT, she just bought, secondhand, before the show was cancelled so she's obviously not worrying too much about money.

Rhymes with Witch said...

Whit said...

The Daily Mail Online shows Kate driving a new and $$$ Audi TT, she just bought, secondhand, before the show was cancelled so she's obviously not worrying too much about money.

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She has stated in interviews and on twitter that she bought the car in April. at the SAME TIME she was tweeting that she could not afford gymnastics for the kids.
She's also stating that the pap pictures were taken some time ago and just relesed "to make her look bad."

Rhymes with Witch said...

Here''s the tweet from the twit>

@teapotgnome nope. Got it 6 months ago! They chose to release photos of it now but pap was aware long time ago- anything2 make me look bad:(

logical said...

my guess is the Toyota SUV didnt belong to her , it belonged to TLC, thus when the show was cancelled she had to give it back. I think she had to buy the used vehicles. thats why they are used.

imo

Rose said...

I haven't commented on here for a very long time, because honestly I don't know what else there is to say. But after skimming the People article at the store today, I have to say that at this point, with the Gosselin situation, I just feel sad. What makes it so sad is that those children--all eight of them--are so beautiful. Jon and Kate have eight adorable, healthy, and quickly growing kids, and STILL, after all this time, all Kate can do is whine about how it has affected her. They deserve so much better than that.

It's sad because that woman will never, ever change. The things she gets away with saying are appalling. She has the nerve to say that her kids have given up "a little bit of their freedom and privacy". Um, no. A "little bit of freedom and privacy" would perhaps characterize the McCaughey septuplets, who may be at school or the store and have somebody come up to them saying, "Hey, I know you guys. I've read about your family and seen you a couple of times on TV." What the Gosselin children are up against is incredibly bigger and different. For Heaven's sake, one of the little boys told Kate that he wanted to cry but felt like he couldn't because of everyone watching, so Kate (supposedly) told him "Cry in your bed when nobody's looking; that's what I do". WHAT? Your 7-year-old child feels like he can't express his feelings anywhere because someone might shove a camera in his face, and you're saying they've only given up "a little bit"? Something is seriously wrong with that picture.

The media today is a brutal and ugly place, and it's only going to be worse once these kids become teenagers and young adults. It is an insult to them, not to mention a total injustice, for Kate to belittle what's been taken away from them by saying they've only had to sacrifice "a little bit". Maybe Kate should have to experience what it's like to be in first grade and be told to go hide away in the darkness of night when you feel tears coming on.

Then she says she doesn't want to "take away what they've already been given" by going back to nursing, a
"cramped" house where they're all "on top of each other". And here's my personal favorite--they may have given up "a little bit of freedom and privacy" (by her standards, at least), but on the flip side, they have a big house and go to a great school. Kids across the country go to good schools and get quality educations whether they're rich or poor, so that's just a weak argument. And those kids don't care about a big house--it's Kate who cares about it. If those children lived in a home three times smaller than their current one and shared rooms, but had a quiet, private life where they could just play outside and be kids, they would be just fine. Happy, even.

For too long, Kate has been able to deny what she's done to her kids and satisfy her own selfish needs by using them as an excuse. Like I said, I just feel sorry for them at this point, ESPECIALLY those sweet, innocent children. Will they be okay? I certainly hope so.

Not Wet Behind the Ears said...

I have always felt, not never said, that Steve is more than a body guard. He is the reason she, all of a sudden, was more interested in divorce, not just a separation. I think those 2 (Kate & Steve) fell in love a very long time ago. And I will bet Jon knows it, but he was paid by TLC to shut up about everything.

For Steve to now stay there as an "advisor" is a joke. His marriage probably is not even real, we will never know if they married in Australia. When that trip to Australia and New Zealand was planned, I just knew Steve was behind that planning.

Remember when he started to appear on the Reality Show? First he was sitting in the back of the Limo, then he spoke on the sofa at the end of the show? Yep, I knew Kate would never take orders from anyone as she is a Control Freak, but she was in love with Steve, that was obvious, just as it is obvious as to why she does not date or does not have lunch or dinner, while she was in Hollywood or NY with anyone but Steve. She doesn't need anyone.

Steve has exercised her until she now has not an ounce of fat on her. He is responsible for the Boobs getting bigger, didn't we hear that? Oh yep, we did.

So, go away Kate and you too Jon. Just never have the name Gosselin on anything I read or run across.

Do right by those kids. As far as I am concerned Jon was just as bad. He had a whole year to go out and "sow his oats" and that really screwed up some of his kids. You see it in Collin. After all he was "Daddy's boy" and then Daddy left.
Think it doesn't affect the kids when they are little ones and Daddy or Mommy leaves? Think again, you are their world.

Without saying what I want to say, let's just say "Some people have talent and some are just curious figures that come along without talent and that would be the Gosselins, all of them"

Bye, bye, bye and don't let those doors hit you in the rear.

O-Hi-O said...

"I have a circle of small people around me. They call me mom. He's the one that calls me whateva".
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Love your insight, Sobby! SO on target re: Kate Gosselin.

One wonders what the kids' teen years will be like, once they are old and brave enough to begin to challenge her demands and criticisms.

Any parent who states, "You should know by now that when you're helping me, you'd better be running," is creating their own karma for those teen years by setting the stage for some MAJOR control issues.

Just another way that K8G gets in her own way and trips all over herself.

Psych Pathology, Thine Name is Kate Gosselin.

Mary said...

lets hope it backfares on her. She might think she is smart because she sold photo but Katie people will not understand how you can go on tv and cry about bills. Why does a mother of 8 need a 2 seater car

Payson48 said...

kate and steve must be out driving around in the black car today---no twitter.....will this be another stress filled day for her? Will she whine again and again.....well you know what kate----HAVE A GREAT DAY !!! gee where did I get that from?!!

NahnCee said...

The one word I haven't seen in all these comments is "stupid". She's called hypocritical, greedy, lazy, amoral, unable to plan for the future, but no one else seems to think the dumb b-word is simply dim as a bulb, and unable to budget or plan beyond that day's menu because she has the IQ of a rock and the attention span of a gnat.

Buying the car and vowing to keep Steve on her payroll is whistling while walking past the graveyard because SHE'S TOO DUMB TO NOTICE THERE *IS* A GRAVEYARD!

I seem to recall a couple of years ago there was a discussion on this site about whether Jon/Kate were legally obliged to set aside a certain percentage of their reality show earnings in a trust-fund for the kids. Here in California it's a law that parental units are reqired to follow for their child actor progency.

Does anyone know or remember what the laws in Pennslvania are? I betcha if there is no such law, she's spent it all. If there is such a law, there's some dinero's tucked away in a trust fund somewhere and soon Kate will come trundling up to the bank with trusty Steve carrying a chisel and a pick, trying to get at that money right now, because she needs it to pay the mortgage and the electricity bill. I hope they don't give it to her.

cwgirlup75 said...

Some benefits of their old life will continue. Steve Neild, the security expert who is often by Kate's side, will REMAIN a fixture. "He's always going to be with us. He and his wife are friends," she says. "He has moved from security to top adviser and road manager."........Does anyone else think this is fishy?????
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She forgot to add "live-in lover" and "substitute daddy" to that list about Steve. Where the hell is his wife anyway? She can't possibly think they're 'just friends'.

MommyB said...

This was a poll on the msn homepage today..i had to giggle at the results.

WHAT DO YOU THINK?
‘Kate Plus 8’ is signing off
After four years, a divorce and several tabloid headlines, Kate Gosselin is ending her reign as 'queen' of reality-parenting TV.

Will you miss watching ‘Kate Plus 8’?


Yes, I was a big fan of the show
2 % 4,222 votes

Good riddance! She was so annoying
38 % 78,612 votes

A little. I’ll miss checking in on the kids 5 % 11,386 votes

I have never watched it
55 % 113,588 votes

These aren't the final results, but we get the picture!

jojo said...

I read the People article (in the checkout line) and I think in some ways it is the most disturbing article yet.

What is so striking is that Kate seems flabbergasted that it has all ended. The reoccurring theme is: "what do I do now, how could this have happened to me, what will my poor kids do now, they deserve their private school, big house, fancy trips, etc."

It's frightening because Kate gives the impression that she really thought this would continue forever...that she and her kids would be a reality show forever. To me, this is really scary because it just says so much about her state of mind and the delusional world she lives in.

It's so disturbing that she has given no thought what so ever to life after Kate Plus 8. She has "a little money to last a little while"...what? Really? As we have seen, her behavior has long said she gave little thought to the future ($500 hair cuts and the like), but to see her admit it is so disturbing.

She also says the first thing the kids said was "no more fun trips?". She says "of course they will take as many trips as they afford". Again, we have seen so far that that will mean NO trips for the kids ever since they haven't been anywhere without cameras in 5 years.

I really do believe that Kate has no idea what to do next and really can't believe this is happening to her. I believe she really thought it would all last forever. The level of her delusion is astounding and I'm afraid it doesn't bode well for the children at all. My heart truly goes out to them and I am fearful for their future.

jojo said...

You know, I might be able to see the sense in Kate having a smaller, economical car to take to and from work - like a Kia or something, rather than put gas in the bus. But, a $50,000 car that doesn't even have enough room for a grocery run? That's just stupid, whether she could afford it or not.

Legally Blonde said...

Does anyone know or remember what the laws in Pennslvania are? I betcha if there is no such law, she's spent it all.

There is a law.

As of April, 2010:


"Labor officials also ruled that at least 15 percent of the show's gross proceeds, due to the children, must be placed in irrevocable trust funds until they reach the age of 18 or unless needed for their safety, education, welfare or health."

However, notice that she may pull it out for their safety, education, welfare or health (which just about covers everything). I have no idea to whom she is accountable for this, or if anyone is monitoring the account to see if the withdrawals are legally justified.

Trader said...

my guess is the Toyota SUV didnt belong to her , it belonged to TLC, thus when the show was

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The show wasn't canceled in April, when she traded the Toyota SUV for another Toyota SUV.

She still has the Toyota Sequoia; it was the Land Cruiser that she traded in April for the Sequoia. At that point, she still believed the show would go on forever.

hannah said...

Kate has money she just won`t spend it on the kids. Thats why she whining o get free gift-cards.

Can't See Sheep said...

Rhymes with Witch said...
Here''s the tweet from the twit>

@teapotgnome nope. Got it 6 months ago! They chose to release photos of it now but pap was aware long time ago- anything2 make me look bad:(
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Oh yes, it's just the timing that makes it all look bad, somehow I don't think that's all, but that's all k8 will ever get. How about having an expensive 2 seater car when you have 8 (cout 'em 8) kids. Can she even fit the groceries for them in that thing? I mean real groceries not the 2 grapes & a cracker each. How about having three vehicles & whining about your future when people are lucky to have one vehicle & many have lost their homes while she's clinging foolishly to the McOrphanage, never mind stupidly purchasing it in the first place. I'm all for kids growing up in the country on a nice piece of land, but make sure you can afford it, heck, make sure you can afford to properly provide for the children before you're going to have them rather than relying on begging or claiming society owes you. Just because you say it doesn't make it so.

How about blowing money your children have earnt via sacrifice of their childhoods on all that crap! Oh yes, mommy really needs all those things, somehow I don't think the chidlren had much interest in her having an orange leathery hide, horse teeth, a boob job or anything else she had to get her greedy little claws on. Those are just a start, the list goes on & on as all here know.

Can't See Sheep said...

NahnCee couldn't agree more with you, k8's as stupid as they come & those poor kids are stuck with her for a mother.

Not Wet Behind the Ears said...
I have always felt, not never said, that Steve is more than a body guard. He is the reason she, all of a sudden, was more interested in divorce, not just a separation. I think those 2 (Kate & Steve) fell in love a very long time ago. And I will bet Jon knows it, but he was paid by TLC to shut up about everything.
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Agree with you completely & have always believed that Steve is the same kind of creature k8 is. Both strike me as N's & that's why I believe many people don't see the emotion between them that they think they should. I've seen 2 types of N relationships between N men & N women in my life. the first is lustful, hot & heavy & burns out quickly, the marriage does not last because that intensity cannot be kept up.

the second feels more like a business agreement than any kind of close, personal relationship, never mind a loving relationship. it's like watching someone sit with their lawyer having their will draw up. this is the one that makes me think of k8 & steve. it doesn't resemble a normal relationship because there is nothing remotely normal about the 2 dysfunctional people involved. you don't see the emotion between them that you'd see between a normal couple because they don't have those emotions to begin with & don't feel or observe things in the same way a normal person would.

Brummygirl said...

Not Wet Behind the Ears said:

Do right by those kids. As far as I am concerned Jon was just as bad. He had a whole year to go out and "sow his oats" and that really screwed up some of his kids. You see it in Collin. After all he was "Daddy's boy" and then Daddy left.
Think it doesn't affect the kids when they are little ones and Daddy or Mommy leaves? Think again, you are their world.
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Whereas I agree with you that Jon was just as culpable in the beginning and made some poor choices when on his own, I have to say that I do not agree that Jon just up and left. He was told to leave by Kate, with T.L.C.'s backing behind her.
He would not play the game, so he was ousted. I believe those children had already gone through a rough time with the tension between Jon and Kate, long before he left and Kate's attitude towards Jon would confuse them.
Even though Kate thought she had played the winning card by ousting Jon, it has all backfired on her. It took time, but here we are, at the place we hoped, floundering!
I also think that Jon was right in believing Kate and Steve were having an affair, another point why Kate did not want him around.

Annie2 said...

I feel so sorry for the kids. Its no wonder that they act out. They have no clue about expressing themselves in a constructive manner. Telling your children to hid their emotions and just cry in their room is not healthy. Its just one more way that she has messed up their emotional health.

hannah said...

"Labor officials also ruled that at least 15 percent of the show's gross proceeds, due to the children, must be placed in irrevocable trust funds until they reach the age of 18 or unless needed for their safety, education, welfare or health."


It makes me sad she can take it out when things can be free(like school, of course they have some cost for books etc. But, its nothing like private school) staying with dad not a nanny esp during the week long trips.


If that is happening then it needs to change.

I wonder if the kids money is out and now she has to use her tanning, hair, car money.

Mamie said...

Two parents had 8 children. No matter what happens, you do not desert your children. No, Jon left and he went very far away. He traveled around Europe and NY and I don't know but he did not see his children. He was relieved to be out of the marriage.

And he got money from TLC to do it. Then Kate had complete control of everything.

They both are so responsible for those children and whatever the future is like for them because they were exposed to TV and their lives were played out on TV.

Life is hard enough without going to school and having your classmates make fun of you and the twins went through that, then the 6 went thru the same thing.

She is an idiot, more concerned about herself and he is a moron who was only interested in being free from responsibility.

Fatherhood is not being seeing your children every other weekend only. Of course they are happy to be in your apartment, even if they sleep on the floor in sleeping bags, kids will do anything to see their parents.

Glad the show will be off the air. Much happier if we never hear of see Kate or John Gosselin or their so called jabs at each other. Both of you have too much publicity for me. Try being total parents.

Marriages go bad, two wrong people get married, it ends, but being a father and mother does not ever end. I absolutely do not forgive Jon for leaving his kids to kate and TLC.

Tizzie said...

jojo said...

She also says the first thing the kids said was "no more fun trips?".

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I call total BS on the kids saying that! And just because SHE thinks they were fun does NOT mean the kids felt the same way.

Look at the RV trip, where the kids had to endure their mother fighting with her friend and their nanny, which eventually lead to their nanny of 5 years leaving. Those are just two of the MANY examples caught on film of the kids clearly NOT having fun.

Ravello said...

I've followed this saga for 5-6 years but I was totally shocked she got another People cover. While in the grocery store I covered up People with other magazines, hope you all do the same.
Did Steve get a divorce?

NeverLikedKate said...

I sent this letter to People:

I am shocked and appalled that during this particular time in our country - the 10th anniversary of the terrorist attacks that occurred on September 11, 2001 - you would put Kate Gosselin on your cover.

I buy your magazine from newstands...or should I say bought. Never again. Not only is your choice ridiculous, but Kate Gosselin crying about her "worries" of supporting her family while she just went out and bought a very expensive Audi is something I do not identify with nor do I find it entertaining.

Ms. Gosselin has a nursing degree and has the option of downsizing her ludicrous lifestyle and returning to work in a much needed and financially lucrative career. There is great demand for nurses in many different situations, not all of which involve 12 hour days. But even those that do are 12 hours only 3-4 days per week leaving much time to tan, run, get her teeth whitened, and get her hair fixed. There may even be enough time for her to "devote" the same face to face time that she currently gives her children.

I have never understood your magazine's fascination for Ms. Gosselin. She is not a good person, nor is she a good mother or role model. But I would still purchase your magazine because you devoted time to real world issues. This time you have crossed the line. Disgusting. I will no longer waste my hard earned money on your product.

Anonymous said...

UGH! I can't stand her. She said on the Today show this morning (in so many words) that Jon might think it's okay for the kids to be "mediocre", but it's not okay with her. She doesn't want them to grow up and have "regular" jobs. So, everyone in this country with "regular" jobs (teachers, lawyers, realtors, etc...) are all just living mediocre lives? She is a snob and a half and I hope she never gets another "job" in television.

is it over yet? said...

If the law regarding the protection of the children's money in PA was passed in April 2010, does that mean only this last year of income is protected?

My Kids Are Korean Too said...

Just saw Kate on the Today Show (again!). She kept talking about how her kids deserved the "finer things in life". They deserved the best. She said Jon was willing to settle for "mediocre". Actually Kate, your kids deserve a loving parent's time and love. They deserve happiness, safety, joy, etc. This does not come from "things". How twisted is her logic? My kids might live in a "mediocre" home and go to public school, but they are loved, safe, happy, healthy, etc... It's not about "stuff" Kate. Shame on you!

Moonaluna said...

She is still selling out the kids. This woiman will never stop.

http://www.cafepress.com/kateplusmyeight

Amy2 said...

Today I wrote to Anderson (Anderson Cooper) and asked him to do a show topic of children in reality TV. The publicity for his new talk show is "he wants to give a voice to those that aren't heard".

I hope it means it.

PA Woman said...

is it over yet? said...
If the law regarding the protection of the children's money in PA was passed in April 2010, does that mean only this last year of income is protected?

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

I thought it wasn't law yet, so I decided to look it up. April 2010 were only the first hearings. The bill hasn't even been voted on by the State House yet. It has been written, and here is what is on the State Assembly Website:

Short Title: An Act amending the act of May 13, 1915 (P.L.286, No.177), known as the Child Labor Law, further providing for definitions, for regulated employment, for employment of children at establishments where alcoholic beverages or malt liquor is sold and for permits; imposing duties on the department; further providing for educational requirements and for prohibitions regarding work hours; providing for transfers to minor child performer trust accounts and for revocation of permit; and further providing for employment certificate.

Prime Sponsor: Representative MURT

Last Action: Referred to LABOR AND INDUSTRY, June 26, 2011 [Senate]

So basically it was referred from the PA House Labor and Industry Committee to the PA Senate committee. I couldn't find a date for a vote, so it appears not even the house has voted on it yet.

Brummygirl said...

With respect of Mamie's opinion, I have always stated, that I did not give Jon leeway in anything which happened regarding filming those children and making money off them, but I still say that there was more to it than Jon just leaving and giving up responsibility. You say you don't know, neither do we, exactly what force was put on him to leave. Sure he was glad to get out of a marriage where he was constantly belittled, but I really think he did not leave his children..he left Kate or rather was told to leave by Kate. The court decided on how many visitations he receives with his children. You say Kate is an idiot and Jon a moron. I say Kate is both and Jon is now trying to redeem himself. There is no redemption for Kate as she never admits she has done anything wrong.
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PA Woman said...

Legally Blonde said...
Does anyone know or remember what the laws in Pennslvania are? I betcha if there is no such law, she's spent it all.

There is a law.

As of April, 2010:


"Labor officials also ruled that at least 15 percent of the show's gross proceeds, due to the children, must be placed in irrevocable trust funds until they reach the age of 18 or unless needed for their safety, education, welfare or health."

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This was a court ruling from the April 2010 hearing. It is not a law. Here is a summary of the court ruling that may help you in your interpretation:

"Child-labor permits should have been obtained for children appearing on the TLC television show Jon & Kate Plus 8, but the state will not take legal action against the producers, Pennsylvania regulators have concluded.
No action will be taken if a portion of proceeds from the now-canceled reality program are put into a trust fund for Jon and Kate Gosselin's children and child-labor permits are obtained for future filming, the state Department of Labor & Industry said in a ruling made public Wednesday."

A proposed law is not currently going through the PA Assembly that will cover compenstation as well as working hours, education and other issues. It is still in committee and has not yet been voted on. A good summary and status can be found here:

http://www.pahousegop.com/NewsItem.aspx?NewsID=11653

Hope this helps clarify the issue.

Unknown said...

It is obviously very fulfilling for this woman to be able to live in a huge house, buy fancy sports cars, and make herself over to look like Dina Lohan's long lost sister...but she's doing it on the backs of her children. Tell me, Kate- are the free trips to Disneyland and Gymboree endorsements worth having your kids hate you when they're older because you forced them to share their childhood with a gazillion TV viewers? Do you think those "Crooked Houses" will be worth having to potentially put your kids in therapy for years in order to deal with the mess you've helped create? She never gave these kids an opportunity to say "no, mom, I'd actually prefer not to have a network film my potty training" or "I'd rather not be photographed and gossiped about in tabloid magazines when I'm five years old." The Gosselins made choices that ultimately benefited the adults in the family..not the kids. Crying about how heartbroken the kids are to not be on TV anymore is manipulative and unfair- those kids are probably scared because they've never known anything different and it doesn't sound like Katezilla is doing anything to make it less scary for them. I hope those children are able to come out of this healthy and happy..I really do. But in order for that to happen, a lot is going to depend on Kate getting a dose of reality- and not the kind they put on TV. Jon appears to have his head and heart in a better place with this issue, but she still seems to think she's entitled to a lifestyle that doesn't work for the kids on the levels that really count.

Kit said...

must be placed in irrevocable trust funds until they reach the age of 18 or unless needed for their safety, education, welfare or health

Whaddya bet this is how she's paying purseboy to hang around - It damn sure isn't coming out of "her" money...

merry said...

I once attempted to watch this show in its early years (I think the tups were about 3) and gave up after five minutes because of the way Kate talked down to Jon.

But I do know that when the tups were born, the family lived in my family's hometown, a few houses down from my aunt. The houses on that street are very nice three bedrooms, though maybe a little small for a family of ten. The Gosselins' church did WONDERS on that house; it's easily twice its starting size and very pretty from the outside.

I was visiting my aunt while the construction was going on and my grandfather asked what it was all for (not having noticed local news articles on the birth). When told, he just said, "How are they going to support all those kids? Nobody should have kids they can't afford." Little did he know what reality TV can do! But my aunt said that having all that free expansion to their home would offer a lot of savings, since they wouldn't have to move.

In a blink, the Gosselins had moved out of that lovely home, which was so "inadequate." The people who live there now seem to have about five children who run and play in the front yard and don't seem cramped at all.

From the time Kate was so ungrateful for the extraordinary (FREE!) local support, everyone in that town knew just what kind of person she is. None of the events of the past seven years should have been a surprise. Sadly, she'll probably never change and she's raising her kids to be just like her: entitled and ungrateful.

finalthoughts said...

My Kids Are Korean Too said...

Just saw Kate on the Today Show (again!). She kept talking about how her kids deserved the "finer things in life". They deserved the best. She said Jon was willing to settle for "mediocre". Actually Kate, your kids deserve a loving parent's time and love. They deserve happiness, safety, joy, etc. This does not come from "things". How twisted is her logic? My kids might live in a "mediocre" home and go to public school, but they are loved, safe, happy, healthy, etc... It's not about "stuff" Kate. Shame on you!

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Well said
An example would be instead of buying new lego sets to entertain the kids, why not just sit down at the lego table with them and existing legos to help them build what they dream up. It doesn't matter what it is, it the interaction.

Mt Joy Resident said...

Their original Community here in PA did so much for that family. Our church collected so much money for gift cards and just plain cash to help them with their bills. I felt like a fool that I gave to them. Every time I see either one of their faces on TV or read about them. Our Church never received a Thank You, never and we gave and gave for almost 6 months to this family, not knowing they had a TV deal, their bills were being taken care of. Christians are suppose to forgive, aren't they? I just have a bad taste in my mouth when I see a photo of her with that completely different face and hair, walking on those high heels as if she was born into all of that and we just provided the ability to allow her to "go to NY for a hair do" while we still go to a local place and we still buy the home hair color kits to save money. Where we fools. I hope not. We truly thought we were helping, but now we are careful how we give and we don't give money. No, I do not feel sorrow for the Gosselin parents, but I wonder how this has affected those children who know they were a part of TV and do look at their own videos that are sold? How does this affect those children and will it always affect them. Kate and Jon Gosselin (of course he has money, that is why he never got serious about a job until lately and still can afford to pay child support) they can cry a river for themselves, but I can't find a tear within myself for her or him.
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Jenny O said...

There are at least two reasons I am rather forgiving of Jon's past mistakes and poor judgement:

1. He has admitted that he's made mistakes and is sorry for some of his decisions and choices. This is much more than Kate has ever done. Kate has never, and will never, admit that she even once made the wrong decision, took the wrong path, treated Jon poorly, etc. Jon has been man enough to own up to his own mistakes and try to atone for them. I believe in forgiving those who are truly sorry for what they've done wrong, especially when I see them trying to live a better live now. (I'm not a particularly religious person, but I always thought that was one of the cornerstones of Christian belief. If you are truly sorry for your sins and seek forgiveness, it will be granted to you. So I think those that won't forgive Jon his past transgressions should not consider themselves following any sort of Christian principles.)

2. Jon was a very hands on dad, and clearly had love and affection for all his children, even though he was often overwhelmed by the sheer number and demands. He is the one the children would run to for a hug and a kiss. He was the one who would encourage Kate to "just play with them" at times, instead of trying to end the fun early.

Most parents have flaws. Most children can live with those flaws, if underneath there is a constant current of love and a parent trying to do their best for their kids. Despite his faults, I do feel that Jon has always tried to give his best to his children, that he loves them unconditionally, and that he is the only fit parent of this duo.

Anyway - that is my argument in support of not calling Jon names, and for letting bygones be bygones. Whether he had an affair with a school teacher in his misery over his marriage becoming a shambles, should be let go by people at this point. Kate has her MARRIED bodyguard with her constantly, while Jon has been involved in a monogamous relationship with an apparently nice woman for at least a year.

I'd also say if he did turn to another woman, he was driven to it by Kate's treatment. I think he tried hard to make the marriage work, but if only one person is trying, it was doomed to fail.

Jon is in a monogamous relationship; he's kept out of the limelight; he's gotten an everyday "real" job; he's paying monthly child support; and he sees his children as often as allowed by the court order. Why then do some people still consider him on par with Kate?

bbeau said...

Mt Joy Resident said...
Their original Community here in PA did so much for that family. Our church collected so much money for gift cards and just plain cash to help them with their bills.
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Its all the casualties Jon and Kate left behind that upset me the most. Your community, Aunt Jodi and Uncle Kevin, Beth....all the people they used and threw away. I feel bad for the Gosselin children, but I must say, I feel worst for the others that were trampled on.

I am sure J&K do not even realise (or care) that their ungrateful attitude has probably affected other charities and those in need. As a result of the aftermath of J&K I am sure your community is much more cautous (sp) and reluctant to give to others in need out of fear of being conned again. And to think her twitter followers are sending her gift cards still. There's a sucker born every day.

By the way Mt Joy Resident...has J or K ever given back to your church and community over the years, maybe a single gift card, used clothing, food donation, anything? just curious

linda said...

Thanks to Mt Joy for the comment re the early days. Early letters to the Reading newspaper also provided down to earth truthful
comments and opinions of the Gosselins. Perhaps that site is still available??
Thanks so much.

Out And About In PA said...

A proposed law is not currently going through the PA Assembly that will cover compenstation as well as working hours, education and other issues. It is still in committee and has not yet been voted on. A good summary and status can be found here:

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What is not currently going through the assembly? Are you talking about HB 1548? It passed the House in June. It is waiting for approval in the Senate. There was a ruling made last April that 15 percent needs to be set aside in trust. TLC stated that it had already done that and assured the DOL that money had been set aside, and it was reported that the amount was at least 15 percent.

The required 15 percent is part of HB 1548:

The trustee of the account shall promptly notify the

3 minor's employer of a change in facts that affects the

4 employer's obligation to set aside funds under this subsection.

5 (iii) Upon written request of the minor's parent or

6 guardian, the trustee may require the minor's employer to

7 transfer more than fifteen percent of the gross earnings to the

8 child performer's trust account.

9 (iv) The minor's parent or guardian may serve as trustee of

10 the child performer trust account.

11(v) Once the minor's trust account balance reaches one

12 hundred-fifty thousand ($150,000.00) dollars or more, a trust
13 company shall be appointed by the minor's parent or guardian to

14 serve as trustee of the account.

15 (3) The minor may terminate the child performer trust

16 account upon reaching the age of eighteen.

PA Woman said...

Out And About In PA said...
A proposed law is not currently going through the PA Assembly that will cover compenstation as well as working hours, education and other issues. It is still in committee and has not yet been voted on. A good summary and status can be found here:

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What is not currently going through the assembly? Are you talking about HB 1548?
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I'm not sure what you are questioning. A commenter stated that a law said they had to put away 15% for the children. That was a court ruling, not a law. House bill 1548 is not a law until it passes both houses of the State Assembly. According to the States own website it is in the senate committee as I stated:

http://www.legis.state.pa.us/cfdocs/billInfo/billInfo.cfm?sYear=2011&sInd=0&body=H&type=B&bn=1548

I was just pointing out that so far, PA doesn't have a law as some commentors have stated. The decision to put aside 15 percent for the kids was based on a judges ruling. It will be a law once (and when) it passes the senate, and assuming they don't make any changes to the bill, which they often do.

truu03 said...

Am I the only one who caught the caption on Mady's picture? Something about Mady dreaming of being theatrical and wanting to be a Disney Star...... Dina Lohan anyone?

Psych/Soc Major said...

This was the worse, the absolute worse. Worse than I have ever seen her. It just couldn't be acting.

Something psychologically wrong that a grown woman, in an RV, would not know how to Go With the Flow and order pizza/fast food if your RV is broken.

The reason for an RV is to relax, enjoy yourself, enjoy the outdoors, sit around a fire at night, eat junk food, make sandwichs.

It is not the time to cook a full meal, use clothe napkins, china, etc. It is a picnic on wheels.

She uses paper plates at home but out on the road she can't stand her daughter handing a piece of pizza without what? Paper plate?

She is over the edge and not coming back now. She has recreated herself into someone she thinks America wants to watch, so much so that I think she really believes what she sees in the mirror, what she sees around her house, how she lives. She really thinks she makes a living for her children and not the other way around. Her children work for her to have all the perks, extras.

She is crazier than I thought. If she does not get another job in TV, I would fear for what she will do. She is that bizarre.

Tell me if you all thought her behavior was bizarre on the RV show?

What about her crying "I couldn't make Jon stay" what was that about when she says daily "I am glad I am divorced" "we nine are just fine"..?

ncgirl said...

"Something about Mady dreaming of being theatrical and wanting to be a Disney Star..."

That seems to be what Kate is saying. I didn't watch the finale, but people said Mady said she wanted to be a veterinarian. I don't think Kate would get very far with this. Talk about the stage mother from hell.

O-Hi-O said...

"What about her crying "I couldn't make Jon stay" what was that about when she says daily "I am glad I am divorced" "we nine are just fine"..?

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Excellent post!

Yeah, no Sheet, Sherlock, you can't get ANYONE to stay. Might just want to ask yourself why that is your reality, K8G. If EVERYBODY ELSE has a problem, it's likely that it's YOU who has the problem. Duh.

To have treated a spouse worse than any animal should ever be treated and THEN try to exploit the situation by feigning tears and implying that he abandoned her, AND for no good reason. She is truly despicable.

Maybe she's trying to shill her next iteration as "We Nine are Just Fine". Coming soon to a cable channel near you, or so she hopes. Since 'we nine' are so fine, maybe now she'll go back to church (from whence she started her grift), since her excuse for stopping church was that it was simply too painful to attend church since there were no longer the 10 of them there together.

Pants On Fire.....

Karma? said...

Oh what the heck, may as well add a post before you close shop.

The first time I heard of Kate was when she was on DWTS. I was at the hairdresser and it was the talk all around me.I think J & K were divorcing then? I asked who were they and Jon was described as the laziest husband who was like one of the kids and Kate was trying to keep all the kids fed, raised right with bathing and dressing and still she was trying to run this big business which was the KJ+8 program. So these women thought he was a loafer who would just rather sit in the middle of the 6 on the floor as all hell broke loose around him.Kids could eat cereal in front of a TV, not wash and go to bed, if Kate didn't tell him what to do. That was what I was told.

I did watch DWTS and I thought the producers or whomever edit the tapes of the practices zeroed in on Kate and her nervousness, going thru a divorce, having the kids upstairs, while practicing dancing and the inability for her to learn. She was trying to do something she had no idea what it was all about, dancing but she put herself out there for the money.

Then I started to watch K+8 and I was shocked. Where was the kind mother. This was something I never saw. She was angry, angry, angry and she was upset by the public paying any attention to her or her kids. That the public tried to get close to her or her kids or take photos drove her crazy. She was a movie star?

It was all too sad. She was interested in how she looked, her clothes, her hair. She was always perfect and would get upset if someone else didn't know who she was and respect her.

Funny, but people I have met and worked for who had millions and millions of dollars never treat people the way she does. The more money people had, the kinder they were as they remembered when they didn't have money, but Kate seemed to get worse as though she was above the average person, even at airports.

She was the reason her show sunk really fast. Even a couple of her children had the opinion they were more special than the average children. They adopted her behavior.

The show had to be taken off of TV, it was not entertainment. I did see some of the segments of KJ+8 and I found that only the children when they were tiny tots were entertainment.

Elspeth said...

It's such a shame that the people there were duped by Kate's words and didn't really watch the show to see that Jon gave the baths, Jon worked a job and came home took care of the kids, Jon worked a full 16 hour day. Kate had help every single day and put the kids down for loooong naps so she wouldn't have to be bothered with the kids. Kate's white "throne" is well known as she sat in it and barked orders to Jon. Too bad they didn't look to see for themselves.

Jenny O said...

O-Hi-Oh said:

Yeah, no Sheet, Sherlock, you can't get ANYONE to stay. Might just want to ask yourself why that is your reality, K8G. If EVERYBODY ELSE has a problem, it's likely that it's YOU who has the problem. Duh.
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When I hear people dismissing Jon for leaving the marriage, I often ask them if they were in a marriage and their wife/husband treated them as Kate did Jon -- how long would they endure it? More often than not, most of them haven't really watched the show and are making a judgment based on media/tabloid reports alone. I take the opportunity to explain that I was a viewer and that Kate was a shrew to her husband in every sense of the word.

I also encourage them to do a little searching on youtube for certain clips, and then ask themselves if they still think Jon should have stuck around for further abuse.

I think for Kate, the fact that her doormat husband actually up and left her, and hasn't crumbled to dust without her, gnaws away at her daily. Unlike everyone else who displeases her, she cannot totally banish him from her life and the children's lives, although she's done the best she can to make sure he gets the bare minimum of contact.

It must gall her every time she sees Jon smiling in a picture with his girlfriend, or the two of them having fun times with the kids doing "mediocre" things. She took everything from him in the divorce that she could: the house, the fancy cars, the majority of the custody of the children, the right to keep filming the children, and all the money. And still, she's unhappy and galled because Jon has picked up the pieces and moved on! He has dared to move on and be happy because HE'S NOT WITH HER.

O-Hi-O said...

"I think for Kate, the fact that her doormat husband actually up and left her, and hasn't crumbled to dust without her, gnaws away at her daily."

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I think you are onto something there.

For a controlling, abusive person like K8G, losing that total domination is very scary and they react with anger and an ongoing attempt to belittle even further the people who successfully ESCAPE.

K8G speaks of the Jon she knew no longer eisting. Translation: Jon finally figured out she was RELENTLESS in her criticism and demands and he escaped. No one with any self esteem would do any different with a spouse that treated them as K8G treated Jon.

It was no accident Jon & K8 chose each other: he needed direction and she needed total control. Had K8G been a kinder, wiser person, she might've been able to work within this set up to the mutual advantage of them both. But K8G is NEVER truly happy and needs those around her to fail so she can can use their alleged 'failure' as an excuse for her abuse.

Classic abuser behavior.

And kudos to Jon and to anyone else who gets up the courage to leave such a pointless, soul-squashing relationship.

Another thing... said...

Hey all,

As for kart crying poor (again -still... Whatever) awhile back, didn't we discuss that TLC had some part ownership in the new house bc it was a "set"? Or am I remembering this wrong?

If they did/do is she crying poor bc she has to either buy it out or move out?

Also, I'm of the brief that she has spent it ALL. As in GONE. No savings. Bc to her, she's a star, shed most certainly always have a job in Hollywood, so why not live large.

Sure, to a point TLC footed the bill (Steve, trips, etc) but she lived beyond her means. Or only slightly within. And now, she may have a bit of money, but with none on it's way in, how will she tan, get her hair done, pay her mortgage, pay for nannies, buy her clothes and go on her constant excursions....?

That lifestyle adds up.... Fast.

Working as a nurse (3 12's is a very reasonable mom schedule) and jons child supports would be a really good life for the kids in a 'real life' world. Her 3 days on would be a great time for the kids to be with Jon. So obvious.

What's wrong with her? If she had played this right, and saved every penny, gotten off the air when the twins started school... Shed be set and not have to pay 5 figures (min) for therapy for the kids from here on out.

She's ruined so many lives. And she doesnt seem to care one bit.

Minerva said...

People speculated that TLC had some ownership in the house as well as some people claimed (without providing proof) that TLC had bought the house. TLC does not as a rule take ownership of any of the houses. They will film it and may try to help arrange deals, but they aren't in the house buying business.

Likely Kate thought she could continue on her path forever and that by now she'd have another TV show lined up. She's probably just now seeing a little bit of true reality in that she isn't going to be able to make a career of this and her house of cards is about to tumble. That has to be terrifying for someone so detached from the real world that she couldn't foresee this from the very beginning.

Jenny O said...

Working as a nurse (3 12's is a very reasonable mom schedule) and jons child supports would be a really good life for the kids in a 'real life' world. Her 3 days on would be a great time for the kids to be with Jon. So obvious.
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That's what I think as well. I have several friends who are in the nursing profession and they earn a very decent income, plus have good benefits. Two of them are moms (one single, one married). One of the reasons they chose the profession was because it would work well with raising children, and offer some flexible hours.

I often wish I had the constitution to become a nurse, but I'm squeamish. Instead, I do have to work 5 days a week, but I finally found a way to end my work day in time to pick up my child from school.

Kate doesn't understand that most people have to work to support their families - both husbands and wives. Sometimes, a wife/mother can stay home with the children but that's becoming more and more a luxury than an everyday occurrence. so when she whines about how hard it would be to raise children on a nurse's salary and child support based on her ex's "mediocre" job, it jars most people.

Hey lady, that's what most of us are doing out here! Living on an income that you would consider mediocre yet making do without the whining.

I really wonder if Kate has any money set aside (in savings or investments) for when the income from the show stopped. I really doubt she purchased any other real estate as income property. She's not smart enough to invest wisely in the stock market. At most, she may have put some money into various savings accounts.

I am guessing that most of the income that came in, went right back out the door to pay the mortgage, upkeep, property taxes, home and car insurance, tuition fees, nannies, gardeners, health insurance, groceries, utilities, pool maintenance, salon bills, high end clothing, etc., etc.

What will she do when she can't pay the monthly mortgage? I predict she will seek a court order allowing her access to the children's savings account, on the pretext that it is a necessity to use that money "to keep a roof over their heads." Given the past history of the family law judge that has heard their custody petitions and so forth, he'll probably grant her petition and those children will see zero money once they turn 18.

PA Woman said...

Minerva said...
People speculated that TLC had some ownership in the house as well as some people claimed (without providing proof) that TLC had bought the house. TLC does not as a rule take ownership of any of the houses. They will film it and may try to help arrange deals, but they aren't in the house buying business.

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I'd never heard anything about TLC buying the house. And, it would be incredibly dumb of Kate to let them take ownership. Show's over, they have no place to live. I have heard that there is still a substantial amount on the mortgage kate has to pay off. Do we have any evidence of that?

geistmadl said...

I actually work for a person that looks like and acts like Kate. She, much as the person I work for, is a jealous, mean, petty, manipulative woman who will never be happy. Those kids are SO going to be 1. just like her, 2. in therapy or 3. BOTH.

ncgirl said...

According to Kate on twitter, TLC did not buy the house. She said she bought it and is paying for it. So it must not be paid off.

Jenny O said...

ncgirl said:
According to Kate on twitter, TLC did not buy the house
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I believe that TLC did not buy that house. Didn't someone once look up the real estate records and see that it was purchased by a trust of some kind. I always figured Kate, with Steve's advice, formed some sort of trust entity, and funneled a lot of the show's money into that trust for some reason.

Either way, I don't see why TLC would purchase a home for Kate. They agreed to pay her a certain dollar figure, and that's that. She could buy a home, or live in a hotel with that money for all they were concerned.

I've also heard (but don't know if this is accurate), that TLC paid Kate $250,000 per episode. So after the 8 children get their meager cut, the rest goes to Kate. If she were a smart gal, she would have paid off that house in no time.

Gimme Gimme! said...

ncgirl said...
According to Kate on twitter, TLC did not buy the house. She said she bought it and is paying for it. So it must not be paid off.

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The way I remember it is that TLC did the down payment, but then J&K were responsible for the mortgage payments.

Feel free to correct me if I'm wrong!

Another thing... said...

I can't remember where that TLC/house thing started.

Anyway, maybe it was that there was people questioning whether TLC footed bills while filming went on for electricity, etc....? Who knows.

Either way, even if she has managed to save a bit and she could pull it off for a while, with the school bills, housing bills (mtg, electricity, grounds keeping, house keepers etc), food, and super-basic everyday needs ....one year will run her about $295,000 min I think.

So, how long could she do it, without an income? I guess we will find out.

Another thing... said...

Ncgirl,

If Kate is responding to the comment about TLC not having an ownership in the house; does she have a response about asking people who are working mediocre jobs and most likely just barely getting by themselves, to send her gift cards And other 'gifts' right after purchasing herself an expensive sports car and flying to, and staying in la to attend the Emmys in what I'm guessing was a new expensive dress?

PA Woman said...

Another thing... said...
I can't remember where that TLC/house thing started.

Anyway, maybe it was that there was people questioning whether TLC footed bills while filming went on for electricity, etc....? Who knows.

Either way, even if she has managed to save a bit and she could pull it off for a while, with the school bills, housing bills (mtg, electricity, grounds keeping, house keepers etc), food, and super-basic everyday needs ....one year will run her about $295,000 min I think.

So, how long could she do it, without an income? I guess we will find out.

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I have seen people say that TLC was paying utilities, lawn service, pool service, etc. Never saw and evidence that the were or were not. That actually might not be unreasonable items for TLC to pay, since they were using it as a filming location. Assuming Kate was smart enough to negogiate that.

Doesn't really matter what TLC did. What matters is if now that TLC is gone if she can afford to keep it up. I say that is pretty doubtful.

As I recall at one point someone posted a link to the property assessment records and it showed it is under the name of a trust.

shoptalk said...

Could someone please check and report here the letters to the editor published in People magazine in response to Kate's most recent cover? I'm curious to hear which type of letters are printed.

RONLEE said...

According to Berks County records..the home is in trust
with CMW Rev Trust agreement with William Blumer trustee.

home was deeded on 10/23/2008...for $1,112,000..total assessed value today is including the land is $482,900,

Minerva said...

There is no evidence that I have ever seen that TLC made the down payment. I have seen speculation from people but nothing reliable.

Another thing... said...

PA Woman....

I totally agree with you.

You phrased it better. ;)

I guess we will all see how long it lasts, but if she truly doesn't have the funds to back what she's got going on, how foolish not to scale back.

Why live like that with what remains instead of using what money you DO have left to it's fullest extent? As in, moving to a more fitting home, buying more suitable cars, caring for your own children, taking care of your own grounds and house keeping needs.

There are ways to stretch your money. If you have a million dollars in savings, instead of it lasting two years, it can last four.

She needs to take a step back and realize she is a mother of eight children depending on her to clothe, feed and educate them. And that she has no skills aside from perhaps nursing and that she is currently unemployed.

Do you think any of this has ever crossed her mind?

barbee said...

she could work 3 12 hr days, let him have the kids (even though he works too, they gone for school from about 7am to 4pm, no daycare - or minimal - needed). They could live a life like the rest of the working families. Sorry to tell her, but HER kids (actually Kate) are NO more deserving of more than anyone else. Get her off her high horse and down to earth where she belongs.

Mary said...

On Buying the house Jon and Kate were still together. So Jon ND Kte bought the house... With some of kids money

Jenny O said...

Barbee said:
she could work 3 12 hr days, let him have the kids (even though he works too, they gone for school from about 7am to 4pm, no daycare - or minimal - needed). They could live a life like the rest of the working families.
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Yes, this suggestion is one that a wise woman would consider; one that a single working mother would consider; and one that a loving divorced mother, recognizing the importance of putting her childrens' needs before her own bitterness, would consider.

Sadly, Kate does not fall into any of these categories of women.

Anonymous said...

http://news.softpedia.com/news/Kate-Gosselin-Is-Pitching-Dating-Reality-Show-to-Networks-223451.shtml


Funny little article I came across.

I would also like to add that I AM a runner! If Ms. Kate was running 8-10-11 miles at a time (can't keep track of her "daily runs")she would be far more fit that she is. She have some serious muscle, not be just "thin" from running. Here's an idea, how about you sign up for a marathon? A REAL marathon, not the "wog" (walk-jog) she does around her house. That would sure get her back in the spotlight, because she'd collapse!!! Heck, I'd pay to see that!!!!

JLR1952 said...

I am from Ontario, Canada home of the unfortunate Dionne quintuplets. They weren't pimped out by their family but by their doctor and the Ontario government I believe. Putting your children on reality t.v., or in a circus sideshow or behind glass at Quintland all have consequences. They demean the children and surely in North America we can all find a way to make a living without hurting others. I hope that the Gosselin eight can overcome their circumstances and move on, but with Kate as a mother it may be quite difficult!!!

Brummygirl said...

Kate pitching a dating show to the networks????
Oh please.....what love life Kate?
As for her saying she is afraid she will end up on welfare, I am sure she would not qualify for that even if she puts on her begging hat!!

ncgirl said...

"Here's an idea, how about you sign up for a marathon?"

A while back, Kate did talk of trying to run a half marathon. She hasn't mentioned it lately.

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

Kate is built like a brick sh*t house. No matter how much she runs, she will never look like a runner.

Anonymous said...

You are so right!! She'll never LOOK like a runner, because she is NOT a runner. We've all seen the cute little photo ops. But have ya ever seen her break so much a drop of sweat? And we all know, as women, when we lose weight, we lose "the girls". Runners NEED a good bra to create "the girls" because there is muscle, not clevage there!!! LOL

Face it K8, your only claim to fame is that your uterus is the size of a clown car!

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

I posted that exact same comment a while ago about the weight you lose first is always in the boobs. Always.

The other thing that is puzzling is that she wishes she had long skinny legs that go up to here. When you run, your legs get bigger, especially the quads. Looks to me like that is already the biggest part (besides her head)of her body. Being so egocentric, why would she want to accentuate that by running.
She could skip the running and just starve herself. That would work. But she needs to run for stress I would imagine. Hmmmmm. A real catch 22 for the diva.

It surely must make Kate feel like an icon that she can motivate her sheeps to run but why did it take her to do it? These poor lost souls want her life so bad they are asking her what she eats for breakfast, how to run like her and where she is buying her clothes. Well, as it's been said many times before, twitter is a narcissist's dream and Kate is in seventh heaven.

Billy C. said...

Kate is so busy these days she can't find two minutes to tweet her hundred followers because of her busy schedule with her meetings!!!! Imagine all the time she's wasting pushing herself to television execs when it was never her they wanted, it was the eight cute little babies they were raising!!! She quickly shed Jon, then the kids and now it's just like she always wanted, ALL ABOUT KATE!!! Unreal, even while her future stares her in the face she still won't go out and try and support her family by trying to get a real job. Ohhhh, how the mighty have fallen.