Monday, September 12, The Finale

Kate and her 8 kids have made unforgettable memories over the past 7 years of filming. As the show comes to a close, the Gosselins say goodbye to the fans and reminisce about their favorite memories. Also, hear from family friends about their experiences.

60 minutes






Hopefully the last one forever, but there may be an occasional further "special."

112 comments:

Lead Belly Sings Good Night Irene said...

Was this Grande Finale taped after she got the phone call telling her that her services were no longer required?

Can we expect an ad nauseum requiem to a show that almost all of North America will be dancing for joy when it is over and the hooker shoe goes flying at the last TLC van going out the driveway.

In the final scene she grasps at Steve's shirt, throws herself at him Scarlet style and says Steve whatever will I do. He looks at her like the weight of the world has just been lifted off his shoulders and says: Whatever, and frankly, Kate, I don't give a damn!

O-Hi-O said...

We'll hear from 'family and friends'? Really? Must be paid actors for these parts or very old footage from before The Rise of the Beast that is Kate Gosselin.

As "Lead Belly..." says, I think it must be like eating glass to realize that tv viewers have given her a very clear and definite Rhett Butler: FRANKLY, MY DEAR WE DON'T GIVE A DAMN.

I'm so glad her reign of terror is over, at least on tv.

May her kids now rest in peaceful oblivion.

Now, if we can just get the Duggars and Kardashians off the air, the world will be a much better place!

Kelly said...

She could move to Vegas and become the fifth sister wife. This would have the double benefit of keeping Katie in the limelight/TLC gravy train plus she'd castrate the Kodster!

hoops said...

Thank God this train wreck is over. I wish the children health, happiness, and freedom from abuse for the rest of their lives. I'll be keeping them in my prayers.

As for kHate, I hope one day she will achieve some clarity about herself and her life, and make some much needed changes.

Gosselins Goodbyes said...

One reason I'd tune in is to see who are these mysterious family friends. Seems that most of what viewers have seen over the years is a departure of friends (Beth, for instance) and, in their place, a string of paid employees. I'd actually like to be pleasantly surprised and know that the eight children have love coming from somewhere.

I agree with O-Hi-O about the Kardashians (over-saturation). The one diff for me with them, though, is that other than the Jenner daughters who are teens, which is something I do wonder about in terms of how much they have a voice or in decision-making, the rest of the "cast" are adults who can decide if they want to be on the show or not. The Gosselin babies were never given a choice. They had to work for their keep early on. Also, the business manager/Kardashian mom makes no bones about the fact that she's trying to strike while the iron is hot and get all of her kids set up for life with the money they can make now on their fleeting "fame." She also doesn't pretend about product placement. There was a recent episode where she totally got a product endorsement apparently using her image/name about a medical problem of hers they'd profiled on the show (not too much is sacred with this bunch!); she didn't even remotely cover up that she'd turned her medical issue into an opportunity to make some dough. That's what always "got me" about Kate and Jon...why not just be honest about the freebies and advertising back in the day? But this is all such ancient history now, who cares anymore, really.

The result of the Gosselin "era" of reality TV is that we became wiser about what we were watching; we could smell a rat. Nobody goes blindly into reality shows anymore on TV as a viewer. We know they're scripted. We can choose to watch for entertainment value as long as others on these shows aren't unknowingly exploited or humiliated. If they're babies and children, how can any of us answer to that except to not watch. Personally, if I'd been a kid who was exposed in print or other media before I could say I wanted it, I'd have a real issue with my parent. These aren't home movies.

Manipulate me once but never again; once burned, twice wise as a viewer, thanks to the Gosselins and TLC.

Brummygirl said...

Is the party over? Maybe just one facet, which I hope includes giving the children some breathing space, because no doubt they will be exploited one way or another.
This is just Kate+8 which is ending. What else does Kate the Fake have in store? Who knows what her Tweetie-thons will bring.
One thing for certain is, she has lost credibility in the mainstream media, especially after this finale. She is a joke and could be exploited as such, although she will never comprehend it, she still thinks she is star worthy.
Three years to the big 40 and most people have made it in the mad world of entertainment by that age, not just starting out, with zero valuable credits on their resume.
One thing about Kate Gosselin, she is predictable..bring on the pity whine about being poor whilst her millions gather interest, albeit low at present. Nothing will make me believe that she has nothing in the bank, all her perks were free from T.L.C. The only thing lacking is her intelligence quota!

Shoshanna said...

"September 12 - The Finale."

What beautiful words!

Shoshanna said...

I wouldn't be surprised if the ratings for the final show go through the roof - not because of fans who don't want to say good-bye but because of the millions of people who do want to say "good riddance."

The only letters she recognizes in the word 'humble'
are the 'm' and the 'e.'

tate said...

Just saw an ad on TLC for the finale and Kate looks rough! Looks like only Steve, Ashley and the other woman who went on the rv trip are the only other people who speak on the show.

Exhausted said...

From the Anderson Cooper clip I saw, what really annoyed me was that Ashley was yelling at Kate, but only sticking up for herself. No one stuck up for Mady, it seemed. Those kids never have anyone to defend them! Kate kept saying Mady had dirty hands, and no one felt the need to say, "That's horrible. She does not." Even the people better than Kate are lousy. What a terrific bunch of parasites.

O-Hi-O said...

"The only letters she recognizes in the word 'humble'
are the 'm' and the 'e.'"

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Well said!

The Finale: FLUSH.... Anyone have a plunger?

cwgirlup75 said...

From People magazine:

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."

I knew Steve would stay around somehow. Kate, just admit to your relationship with him and stop acting like everyone is too stupid to see what's going on.

annastasia said...

I am wondering if Steve's wife, Gina, will be part of the final show, speaking with the rest of kate's 'friends'? I also wonder why Gina was not part of the RV vacation,to be a paid friend, like Ashley and Jaime were? It would have been a perfect time, Gina and Steve could have been in a smaller RV, while travelling and to sleep in, and be helpful with the kids when they made their stops.They could have spent alot of time together, and make up for all the times he has been away. Then Jaime could have stayed home, and there would have been 3 less kids to take care of.Last year, when Steve had his sons with him at kates, when she was walking around mostly naked around those poor boys,the boys appeared to be old enough that they would not need a sitter if Gina went away.So if they are really still married and together, why has she not been part of kate's small circle of close friends? I was amazed that Gina was not with them when they went on the big, posh trip to N.Z and Australia. I think kate has ruined that marraige, along with hers. a long time ago. Yet the sheeple don't see it that way,just have a million excuses why Gina is never seen.Hmmmm.

annastasia said...

As for Steve being her new 'advisor', maybe kate is planning to run for President!
Who else ever needs an advisor?

cwgirlup75 said...

Gina Neild is either

A. resigned to the fact that Kate and Steve will do what they want

or

B. dumb as a box of rocks and believes that they are 'just friends'

IMO, it would have been (a tiny bit) more believable to have him stay on as security than to have him suddenly switch jobs. The fact that he is staying with her says it all.

Maybe Baby said...

I was amazed that Gina was not with them when they went on the big, posh trip to N.Z and Australia.

^^^^^^^^

Maybe they were, and they weren't filmed.

Or, maybe TLC didn't offer to foot the bill for her and the children. Steve is a paid employee. How often do employee's families travel with the employee when he has a job to do, even if it's just carrying purses?

Maybe she didn't want to go with them because her own children would miss too much school.

Maybe, maybe, maybe...

annastasia said...

Maby Baby- kate has said that Steve and Gina are very close friends.Didn't they spend Thanksgiving together at her house? How many people call their hired help 'close freinds'and spend holidays with them? And as for Gina being there, but not filmed, well we have heard that story ump-teen times from the sheeple.With all the rumours about Steve and kate being 'close', would it not have been the right thing to do by showing Gina travelling with them, and stopping the stories? And what kind of Boss walks around in a tiny bikini in front of the hired help, especially when the 2 sons are sitting there? And what kind of hired help brings their kids to work with them? Yep, maybe, maybe.

annastasia said...

Oh yes, nearly forgot,didn't the RV trip take place when school was out? So Steve's sons would be free to do whatever they wanted to, without missing any school.

PatK said...

There were times I honestly thought this day would never arrive.

Don't let the door hit ya, Kate.

Good Advice said...

annastasia said...

As for Steve being her new 'advisor', maybe kate is planning to run for President!
Who else ever needs an advisor?

_____________________________

Small business owners often need business advisors; those planning on retiring often use financial/investment advisors; students in their first year of college are given faculty advisors; those with substantial incomes use a tax advisor; a service advisor provides support to the customers with issues and questions on services or repairs of their vehicles.

Could Steve fulfill any or all of those positions?

Maybe Baby said...

The Finale: FLUSH.... Anyone have a plunger?

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

Let's just hope the sewer doesn't back up and we find the commode overflowing with more Kate Plus Eight! Kate on her own is bad enough, and I'd rather see her riding into the sunset by herself on a horse with no name, but let's just hope she doesn't drag her children on another ride that is going to rob them of whatever they have left of their childhood! Enough is enough!

Lead Belly Sings Good Night Irene said...

I watched her performance on Today. She sure endeared herself to the common people, when she stated, eyes rolling, that Jon may be happy in a mediocre job but she is not. Her kids deserve better.

99% of her fans probably have mediocre jobs or no jobs. And they send her Target gift cards and buy her ghost-written books with earnings from those mediocre jobs.

BM's second in command on her site is somehow involved in TV or movies. She is such a rabid fan why does she not get Irene a job?

And Irene eat some organic broccoli. That bouncing leg you have, as well as being a sign of lying and annoyance, is a symptom of not enough follic acid in the diet.

cwgirlup75 said...

Or maybe Kate and Steve didn't want her around. As far as employee's families not traveling with them, apparently Jamie was a 'paid friend' on the RV trip and she brought her three kids.

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

I saw K8 on the ..um..Today Show promoting tonight's show and...um..she really is a "piece of ..um..fill in your own word(s).
I was dismayed that TLC let the segment of the kids being upset at the arguing. The emotions and stress that they displayed was not a "put on". Those kids are not that good actors to show that much angst.
Where the heck was the good sense of her "adviser" to have K8 shut her piehole when it comes to Jon's life choice. It is obvious that K8 is jealous of Jon's moving on with his life. He is attaining an inner peace and she can't stand it. Knocking his choice of his job and "when he left us" was way over the top. She takes no blame or responsibility for her deteriorating life. One of these days when she continues with her green with envy attitude, I hope
the green spreads to her over-processed hair.



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MMMMom 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."

No one is ALWAYS with Kate--not her parents, not her siblings, not her husband! She drives them all away and Steve will be no different. Eventually her children will grow up and leave, too. You reap what you sow.

cwgirlup75 said...

Steve Nield continues to out-grift Kate, staying on as her "top advisor", i.e., "I'll take your money as long as you have it, and then I'm outta here!" He really will suck that well completely dry - and probably insist she dip into the children's savings accounts so they have nothing left either.

I don't *quite* agree with this, but I do think that the second the money flow starts slowing down, the kids will be yanked out of their private school (for their own good, of course) so that Kate can keep paying Steve's salary (and I am really, really fighting to keep from making a snarky comment here).

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

"Some benefits of their old life will remain"...Steve???
Well maybe this time the Queen Grifter has met a bigger better grifter than she ever was. Karma's a beach!

Rainbow68 said...

She still doesn't get it. We all loved the children, but we tolerated her. I so wanted to like her, but she bulldozes over people's feelings. It's not that people "always end up leaving" her. It's that they can't stand her dysfunction anymore. Love and friendship are supposed to feel good, but with her it doesn't. Hopefully, she can get some counseling and learn why she's so agressive. There's still hope if she does.

Dan C said...

I saw the witch was a guest in the season opener of the Wendy Williams show ?? never heard of it ...put it on for a second an had to laugh at the fact that its the only show on Fox thats not in HD...must be a real juggernaut

Ronlee said...

If I recall TLC was paying him around $1,000 per day....am sure the old witch can't afford that..

Question....why do the newworks i.e. The Today Show keep have Kate on....anyone see her this morning...boring....

Jenny O said...

Dan C said:
I saw the witch was a guest in the season opener of the Wendy Williams show ?? never heard of it
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What's ironic is that Wendy Williams is probably as big a narcissist as Kate. Williams was a contestant on DWTS the season following Kate, and she was just as bad (she was also poor Tony Dovalani's partner!). When she was finally voted off and Tom ushered the two of them to take their "last dance" for the crowd, Williams strolled off leaving Dovalani standing alone, and she went to shake hands and blow kisses to a bemused audience. It was extremely tacky behavior.

The main difference between Williams and Gosselin is that at least Williams has worked hard herself to get where she is today.

Ready When You Are, C.B. said...

"As for Steve being her new 'advisor', maybe kate is planning to run for President!
Who else ever needs an advisor?"

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"Small business owners often need business advisors; those planning on retiring often use financial/investment advisors; students in their first year of college are given faculty advisors; those with substantial incomes use a tax advisor; a service advisor provides support to the customers with issues and questions on services or repairs of their vehicles."

&&&&&&&&&

Yes! And wannabe movie producers also need advisers if there is a planned television movie in the works! It's not only politicians who benefit from employing an adviser!

Brummygirl said...

Good Advice said:

Small business owners often need business advisors; those planning on retiring often use financial/investment advisors; students in their first year of college are given faculty advisors; those with substantial incomes use a tax advisor; a service advisor provides support to the customers with issues and questions on services or repairs of their vehicles.

Could Steve fulfill any or all of those positions
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Most probably a very different position!!

Leigh Ann said...

I watched a few minutes. It was boring. The clips I saw were from when they were all toddlers. You could tell that back then it really was just following a family around and watching the chaos of dealing with that many little kids. You didn't need to script or plan anything. There was plenty going on naturally. Kate said they planned more as the kids got older because they could plan more. I think they planned more because their everyday life was not that much different than most other people's day-to-day life. People originally tuned in to see how a family dealt with a slew of little kids. Not to watch a family (minus dad)jet-set around the world. Or RV around the country.

And Steve was labeled "head of security". What is she, the First Lady? I don't know why she needed security. No one's going to snatch her purse or a kid with all those cameras and people around and she's not an assassin's target. When did he come on the scene, anyway? He wasn't around in the early years was he?

55tbird said...

I watched a little of the show tonight as I was ironing,and Imust say I dislike Steve almost as much as I do Kate. (well, that's probably not possible) He was talking about how other couples may watch the show and the wife says, "See, I'm not nearly that bad!" (compared to Kate) and then the husband says, "See, I'm not that useless!" (compared to Jon) Where does he get off saying that about Jon, the hands-on parent throughout most of the kids' early years?! Jon did most of the dirty work as Kate barked orders. Useless?? Steve, as far as I can tell, you are the one who is useless!

Angela said...

Kate called the fans "little old grandmas". She puts the "ass" in "classy"!

Alibrod said...

Good riddance-ish. I'm in 'agreeance' with everyone who hopes we've seen the last of this mastermind.

Brummygirl said...

I just finished watching the last episode.
For kids who were supposedly sad about this, they really looked happy as they waved goodbye.
T.L.C. certainly played on the heart strings with flashbacks of the children when young, I bet the Sheeple were crying in the aisles. It did however, cause me to have a twinge when I saw those cute adorable faces, until I remembered everything went awry after that.
Even Jamie said that Kate used to have a softer side and now it is all about how she looks. Jamie told her she was NOT Angelina Jolie which Kate did not take in good part!! :)
Ashley is saying on her part, it will never be the same between her and Kate, Kate of course, has a different story.
The one sentence which stood out for me, was when Kate said that Jon always wanted to quit the filming. Now someone correct me if I am wrong, but was there not an agreement that if one of the parents thought it was time to call a halt, the other one would agree? Also, so those who have been bashing Jon lately, think on this. By this time Purseboy was in the equation, I leave you all to add that total.
Where were the family and friends who were supposed to comment in this final episode.
Total - 3...
Ashley who is on the outs with Kate and wished she would have said more.
Jamie, whose best interests are to stay around Kate.
Stevie boy, whose reasons we can only imagine.
Family?.."And Then There Were None"!!
So sum total: Three Paid Helpers and one paid cameraman who said nothing.
What a sad life when all the friends and family you have are expecting a pay cheque!!!
Bye Bye Kate!!!

cwgirlup75 said...

Ok, I watched off and on - it was mostly boring (old clips and whatnot), and then I heard Stevie talking about couples watching Jon and Kate. He said something to the effect of -

"Wives would turn to their husbands and say 'I'm not that bad' and husbands would turn to their wives and say 'Well, I'm nowhere near that useless'".

My jaw damn near hit the floor. I couldn't believe he actually called Jon useless on national TV. Maybe he really has been sipping some of Kate's Kool-Aid.

55tbird said...

cwgirlup75 said...
Ok, I watched off and on - it was mostly boring (old clips and whatnot), and then I heard Stevie talking about couples watching Jon and Kate. He said something to the effect of -

"Wives would turn to their husbands and say 'I'm not that bad' and husbands would turn to their wives and say 'Well, I'm nowhere near that useless'".

My jaw damn near hit the floor. I couldn't believe he actually called Jon useless on national TV. Maybe he really has been sipping some of Kate's Kool-Aid.

9/12/2011 7:35 PM

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I couldn't believe my ears either. And this man is calling Jon useless? A man whose main job is a purse-carrier! First of all, he is either ignorant or very gullible as to believe what he is being fed by Khate. Second, he is about as classless as you can get for saying such a thing about the father of the children he is paid to protect.

Shoka's Understudy said...

Here are 2 tweets from Jon late tonight:

I am overwhelmed at all of the tweets I have received tonight and the support from everyone. I'm sorry to those of you that have enjoyed watching my kids grow up over the years, but I will always be here to keep in touch with while they live their lives in privacy, just like normal kids. It's getting late and I have to be up in the morning to go to my #mediocre job so goodnight and thank you once again! I can't wait to chat with you all some more tomorrow!


Also, I want to thank those of you who have supported me for years. I know I did not make the best decisions, there are many that I am not proud of, but the past is the past, and I have moved forward and I am not making the same mistakes twice. Thanks again everyone!

Jon, so proud of you! Class act!

Shoka's Understudy said...

What burned me up is they showed several times, one of the tup boys saying Dad's have weiners. I thought that was horrible. That poor little boy will probably get teased about it tomorrow at school!

Also, they showed Jon get out of his white sports car that TLC gave him to drive. They took it away from him with the motorcycle when he started rebelling about the filming or when he put the sign on the gate.

I wonder if kate insisted that they show Jon with the white 2 seater to validate her buying the Audi TT.

Steve is so cruel calling Jon useless. Steve is as useless as a jack@ donkey, walking behind kate. They'd have to strap her purses onto his back. He is inept at protecting the children, IMO.

Also, in the 2nd wedding video, when kate was reading her vows from the card she was holding, there is a group of people in the background and one of them is clearly Steve.

What did kate do? Kiss Jon at the ceremony and then later on find a quiet place for a minute or two and kiss Steve?

kate AND Steve are BOTH homewreckers!

Frosty said...

Um, Steve made the comment about Jon being useless because he's playing stepdaddy. I'm sure that Kate and Steve bond over their dislike for Jon. That comment was likely mild compared to the ones that Kate makes.

Daisy said...

Kate will NOT get it or admit that she had any blame in the people stepping out of her live.

1- Her parents
2- Her brother and sister in law
3- Beth
4- Jon
5- Ashely

IT'S ALL THEIR FAULT NOT MINE is Kate's attitude.

UGH!!!! said...

1) Husband said “ ‘Ashley’s like FAMILY’ now? Yup. Estranged.”

2)Toddler saw Kate and said “That lady’s always mad.”

3)I said “Viewers don’t hate you ‘cause you humanly lose patience – they hate you ‘cause you’re disrespectful, rude and cruel regardless of editing."

Salaries / paid appearances / syndication residual? Privileged upper-middle class lifestyle and college funds should be sustainable. Be responsible… like the “mediocre” families out there without the “lottery” you won but treated like a golden goose.

Finale would have been sweet and touching… had it happened 2 years ago when they turned 5 and started school, before they both went nuts/Hollywood and forced what had once been a natural show about a challenging family situation. What a ruined chance at a successful reality tv story.

ihatefrogs said...

TLC reality shows don't usually go into syndication or pay residuals. TLC owns the shows. Kate (and Jon) may have gotten a tiny amount on DVD sales.

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

I couldn't help but notice that Jamie seems to have distanced herself from the Queen of TV a bit. When she said that Kate was still one of her best friends, she started to say she is still her best friend but caught herself and corrected it. Very telling. I thought it was sad for Jamie too that she missed the old Kate. The one that we all liked in the beginning. Then the stah appeared and the rest is history. I have to say it would be difficult to be friends with a woman like Kate who values her appearance and celebrity status more than the friendship. And I really, really don't like Steve now. Why he got to flap his gums in this last episode is beyond me. Who cares what he has to say anyway. Useless fart.

Jenny O said...

My thanks to those of you who watched this final episode and shared some of your thoughts. That spared me from having to watch even one minute. Steve and Kate appear to be peas in a pod -- both with absolutely zero class, good taste, or manners. Let them have each other and spare the rest of the world. My guess is Gina Nield has had quite a time living with him, and has had to put up with quite a lot. I hope she gets a really good barracuda attorney and makes sure she gets one-half of everything he's got. (Gina, if you lurk on this blog - please protect your interests and that of your children - don't be a doormat for this man any longer).

My most deepest hope is that the 8 children will get to spend more time with Jon, but it sounds like both Kate and Steve will do anything they can to prevent that, out of spite. Why these two are so twisted is a mystery, but it's very sad that the children must endure living with not one horrible cold-hearted shrew, but two!

As to Kate and Steve: Good bye and good riddance to trash.

Exhausted said...

She just doesn't get it, does she? She takes responsibility for nothing. She thinks she's so sly making these cuts against Jon, and she more or less said that she wouldn't marry him again if she had to do it over. The correct answer, idiot, for your children at least, is to say that of course you would just so you could have them.

I couldn't believe Jen Stocks was on. She was as close to bringing on an old family member or friend as they could get, I bet. Wow, though, if Kate was trying to make one last good impression in the hopes of landing a new job, she failed miserably. She was so clenched and cold and unlikable. I hadn't seen the show in so long that I barely recognized the kids.

When it ended, I prayed silently that she would love those kids and accept them and be there for them the way that all the rest of us moms and dads do. And that she would actually put them first instead of saying she does...and that Jon would be granted at least 50% custody. I wish that for them. And I wish that Kate would reconnect with her family. It's going to be a long, cold road in life with no more paid friends and advisors, Kate!

Tanks 4 the Mammaries said...

It blew me away when one of the older girls replied, to the question of why she was grateful to the viewers, something like:

"We got to lead these fabulous lives. Without them, we'd just be couch potatoes, doing nothing but watching TV every night."

You mean, like the "mediocre" fans? Or, like Jon?

How sad that she has already picked up her mother's superficial Hollywood philosophy. Either that, or she was parroting her, to please her and bond with her.

Vegas here said...

Jon was shown and he said, "I got married at 22, had twins at 24, 8 children by 26? I have been married or had kids and now I am free"

Wow, that was sad, I hope the kids never see that one.

As for how bad Jaimie treated Mady in the show, well that was sad, because Mady was crying.

I do believe that Jaimie is not exactly a friend with class, she really did sit on her butt and it looks like she does a lot of that.

Exactly who did Jaimie marry as a second husband? I think she is class less. Someone said she married a doctor? Hard to believe she was so "not so nice to the kids" and making fun of their mother in front of the girls. I watched Cara and Mady's faces and they looked very sad.

Glad that show is over. Kate certainly has OCD or something about the organization factors. How would you ever stay organized with 8 children on the road in an RV? You go with the flow.

cossysmom said...

Jon useless? Really Steve, when we fell in love with this family Jon worked full time, came home and helped with dinner, played with his children, bathed them and put them to bed as well as performing any other duties that Kate thought up while sitting on her white plastic chair supervising the work of her "helpers." And what is it that you do? Oh that's right, you carry Kate's purse! Good call.

Terri said...

I can't wait for the day when Steve has had enough of this bitch and writes a tell all book about his years with her. Now there's a way for him to really rake in some big cash.

She's come undone said...

Well I didn't hear Cara say she was sorry to see the show end. In fact, didn't see Cara too much. Mady was just repeating what we have heard Kate say so many, many times regarding "we don't have videos of our family so this has provided us with a video of our growing up" or some such nonsense. Funny that Mady was so sad to see filming stop when she pitched so many fits she was not always in the filming. She was the one who made the little sign to keep cameras out of her private space too.

Last night was just so staged. I almost feel sorry for Jamie. She's so pathetic and clinging on to Kate for dear life. Kate couldn't insult her if she tried, she's so needy. She's a sad little lady.

Goodbye Kate. Cry me a river on your way out.

Beagletime said...

If Steve is top advisor, and Kate has to worry about feeding her 8 kids then Steve should be fired!!

Any advisor worth their salt would have told her fame is fleeting and save, save, save. My 5 horses don't put out the amount of you know what that Kate (and Steve) do.

Probably an unpopular opinion, but although Jon has done a lot to redeem himself, he was never squeeky clean.

He said some pretty nasty stuff about his own children when they were on the air. Jon went on the trips and helped to market the babies before they were born. The I was married at 20 kids at 22 excuse never flew with me. Then keep it in your pants buddy.

Anyway, at least he did eventually come around and go back to a regular life and seem to want to get the kids off of tv. Major, major, points for that.

The cynic in me wonders if Khate hadn't dumped him would he have still gone along. Jon seemed to enjoy the perks just as much.

Khate of course will always take top prize for evil witch of the year.

On that RV trip it bothered me how much the kids were crying. Was there even one moment of fun for them while all the adults melted down? Poor babies.
Your mileage may vary of course.

SobbyMcFibberPants said...

Hello mediocre ones!
When she said that, I was hoping Matt would remind her that at least Jon has a job! She needs Steve to put her purse down and hold her mouth shut.

I didn't watch last night. After reading your comments, sounds like I did myself a favor. Several of you mentioned that Steve called Jon useless?? I guess if you have an Australian accent, useless must mean 'run ragged by a shrew'.

Maybe the silver haired wonder from down under should use his top notch advisor skills to shut his mouth. The children did not choose their father, Kate did. Those kids share 1/2 of each of their parents DNA. When he puts down their father, he is putting the children down as well. Ick.

Remember when Jon said he despised Kate on TV? Yeah, of course you do because the media nailed him on it every chance they could. At least Jon had a good reason. Steve just proved that with Kate, he is right at home where he belongs, and hopefully someday the kids will be with their dad, where they belong.

Morla C said...

Ahh Kate and Steve and Gina are going to become FLDS and become a big happy family!!

Aim said...

These comments are making me laugh! I love you GWOP fans! The best? IMHO-
Kelly saying she could be the 5th sister wife, and that she'd "casterate the Kodster"
Happy Tuesday, Ya'll!

WiggleButt said...

The Kids all learned the word "sad" for the show....you could tell when they said it they'd been coached to do so.

Shameless and adios.

Jenny O said...

"We got to lead these fabulous lives. Without them, we'd just be couch potatoes, doing nothing but watching TV every night."

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It's not the children's fault that they have a completely unrealistic view of most people's reality. Even though my little family doesn't have much money, I can assure you we do much more than "watch tv every night." My son is involved in baseball, we go not only to his practices and games, we go to see our local professional baseball team whenever we can, go to spring training, go to autograph signings, etc. (Yes, my life right now seems to revolve around baseball.)

Other families plan fun things for week-ends, going to local fairs and exhibits; going to local museums, to the movies, miniature golfing, fishing, biking, etc.

I'm preaching to the choir so forgive me. I just get so aggravated every time I'm reminded how Kate has warped these kid's minds, so that they will likely have a harder time just enjoying everyday life, like most Americans do.

sglily said...

How many viewers for the "finale"?...I refused to watch, knowing I would hear all about it, or eventually see it online anyway (& didn't want to give TLC the satisfaction of being lured in with their dramatics)

I never cared for Steve, and now he's given me every reason to see how much he & Kate are just perfect for each other. Hearing that he implied Jon was useless? As a faithful (early) viewer of Jon & Kate, it always appeared to me how much Jon was always involved! Kate had to even agree, as she penned him the "bathman" since HE gave ALL the baths! What about taking care of all 8 every weekend (after working a full work week himself) while Kate worked her 12-hr. shifts? Not to mention not just always caring for the kids, but always being shown carrying out Kate's honey-do-list...even finishing out the attic space to create a bedroom for Cara & Mady - all the while having Kate criticize the kids for wanting to go see their Dad while he was working because she was worried about dust! UGH!

So much for "friends" giving their two cents about the end of an era...it just proves the fact that Kate has no one except Jaime and Purseboy. And for the future?...I've seen a few of her "TV" stints as a guest co-host on The View or whatever, and she's an absolutely terrible TV personality. Kate: Get off the airwaves, that includes radio, and work on actually trying to be...a MOM!! (Yikes-imagine that!)

Sidney said...

Kate stated that, in spite of everything that went wrong on the RV trip, she still liked the organizing part of it.

What she really liked was that she was controlling every move 15 people made.

Jamie made fun of the fact that Kate had everything down to the minute, such as allotted times for snacks, for learning to tell time, other activities, etc.

sglily said...

Oh, yes...forgot to mention how obvious it was Kate made sure TLC added in plenty of the worst "Jon clips" they had. Evidently she thinks we're all oblivious to the fact that every one of those scenes was captured right after Kate took the opportunity of a rant to degrade & belittle Jon (most likely right in front of his own children)

cwgirlup75 said...

Has anyone else noticed that as much as Kate loves babies, she doesn't seem to like the kids as much once they get older? I've thought this several times over the years, mostly around the tups b-days when she starts whining about them not being babies anymore. Who else thinks that when this bitch starts fading into obscurity, she'll find some unethical, sleazy, do-anything-for-money fertility doctor and try to get pregnant again? I can hear it now -

Random gossip type newscaster:
"Kate Gosselin, star of the long-running reality show 'Jon and Kate Plus 8' announced today that she is expecting triplets with her long-time bodyguard/boyfriend Steve Neild."


*Shudder* As much as the thought creeps me out, I could see it happening. This attention whore will do anything to extend her 15 minutes.

SKB516 said...

One thing that really irked me last night about Kate's rationales (excuses) for doing the show was her saying that she felt she owed it to all the people who has sent donations for the babies to let them see the kids grown up. Um, the only thing she "owed" them was a big, sincere THANKS (which is a concept that is lost on Kate). While I'm sure people in her area who were familiar with the story were curious about the kids, letting them see their every move for the first 7 years of their lives was not an appropriate way to go about that. Not that I really buy that story anyway, we all know it was about the $ & only the $, but still.

I also noted that mady has become quite the little parrot of her mother. When she was talking about how the show has provided them with videos of their childhoods, she sounded so rehearsed, as if Kate was feeding her the lines in her ear. Honestly for all of the alleged trauma and tears that were supposedly shed, the kids didn't really seem all that devastated about the show ending IMO.

MabelD said...

Kate Gosselin's Faustian Bargain
http://www.slate.com/blogs/xx_factor/2011/09/13/kate_plus_8_series_finale_kate_gosselin_s_faustian_bargain.html

(excerpt)

… In this week's People Magazine cover story, Kate gives a thoroughly depressing interview on her family and her finances now that the show is ending. Before the show, she was a labor-and-delivery nurse, but she can't go back to that job and continue to afford the big farm house she lives in or private school for the eight kids. She's got to continue selling herself and her family to the media, Mama Rose style. As People points out, these are high class problems, but they're ones that it's hard not to have sympathy for because there are so many little kids involved. Though I believe that reality TV stars are mostly responsible for their own missteps, I don't think the Gosselin kids could really consent to being on this show in any legitimate way. This part was a real gut puncher:

Kate recalls that Collin [one of her seven-year-old sextuplets] after hearing of the show's cancellation, "said, 'I feel like crying but I can't.' I said, 'Because you don't want anyone to see your tears?' and he said yes. So I said, 'Cry when you're when you're in bed and nobody's looking. That's what I do.'

Kate, at least the televised version of her—has proven to be an unreservedly terrible person—but in a way the Faustian bargain she's made with TLC has a logic to it. She tells People that while her kids gave up some freedom and privacy, "As a trade-off we live in a great house on a great property, and they go to a great school. I feel they deserve that much." Though this sounds extremely manipulative, I have to agree with the Onion AV Club's assesment of the state of Kate:

It's the damndest thing, watching someone use the closing moments of her dying show to pitch a new vehicle to anyone who's watching, with a little guilt trip thrown in: My kids have to eat! I really do hope there's some tender-hearted CEO with a cable network to program who can find an excuse to stick her and her brood on the air in some low-traffic time slot where she can't do much harm.

We can only hope that this new show gives her kids the space they need to cry whenever they feel like it.

Kit said...

I can't wait for the day when Steve has had enough of this bitch and writes a tell all book about his years with her. Now there's a way for him to really rake in some big cash.

I suspect that after Kate empties the children's trust accounts paying Steve to hang around for their "safety," he will, indeed, do just that.

Kate is the ultimate narcissist; Steve is the ultimate grifter. He stumbled into this gold mine, and he's going to hang in there as long as the shiny stuff keeps coming. After that, he'll leave his "dearest friend" in the dust so fast, it'll be a month before she figures out he's gone.

Pony said...

Someone said: "Several of you mentioned that Steve called Jon useless?? I guess if you have an Australian accent, useless must mean 'run ragged by a shrew'."

Please don't accidentally insult Australians like this. Steve is a kiwi from New Zealand. :)

Sharla said...

2.066 million was all they could get even with all the promotions.

O-Hi-O said...

Kate Gosselin hopes to 'write' (I scoff at the thought!) another book in the future? (This from a person who states on camera, "I'm not very waterish"??!)

Well, you just GO FOR IT, Darlin'. I'm sure any future books authored by you will enjoy every bit as much success as "Love is in the Mix" did.

However, I predict great difficulty selling to a now-jaded public another tome about the COMPLETELY self-absorbed woman, absolutely incapable of empathy, who is as UNGRATEFUL as she is demanding and critical, the 3 personality traits that define Kate Gosselin.


Hard to write anything novel, creative, or interesting about a woman whose entire existence is a self-created series of circumstances that are engineered to ensure no one ever succeeds in helping her the 'right' way, JUST so she can a) feel superior (harder working, more organized, blah blah blah) and b) play martyr ('I'm tired and so stressed' (even on an all-expenses-paid VACATION) and 'everybody leaves me eventually'.

No one wants to read about a woman who DEMANDS that everyone buys into her excuse for a 30-Something Year Stint of FOUL MOOD (supposedly her life is so much more stressful than any other human's), YET she offers ZERO compassion for others, no matter how hard they try to please her (which, OBTW, is purposely impossible). Not much of a bargain you are offering there, Kate, and only a fool or an emotionally disturbed person would even consider entering into the 'deal' you offer.

In short, when even those who are PAID to be around you, and are recipient of an all expenses pd vaca, want to ESCAPE, there is one very simple, very obvious truth: THE PROBLEM IS, ALWAYS HAS BEEN, ALWAYS WILL BE, YOU, KATE GOSSELIN.

Seek permanent professional help of the psychiatric type. There is something seriously wrong with you. Nurse, Heal Thyself. You've left enough walking wounded in your path of wrath. Just GO permanently AWAY.

RealityBites said...

,cwgirlup75 said...

Has anyone else noticed that as much as Kate loves babies, she doesn't seem to like the kids as much once they get older?

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cwgirlup75, your comment reminds me of a thought I had about Kate's lack of maternal instincts around the time she and Jon publicly separated.

A reporter and a photographer followed Kate into Manhattan for a "day in the life" piece, and after her spot on The View that day, Kate made it over to FAO Schwarz for a shopping trip. The place was crowded (as always) and though the store supplied a personal rep for Kate, she was still Kate -- ornery, pushy and short-tempered.

Anyway, as she pushed through her way on the floor, the reporter wrote that one of Kate's stiletto heels accidentally came down hard on a little boy of about 5 or 6. Kate stopped for a nanosecond and very dismissively said, "sorry 'bout that!" then continued to shop.

At the time I read that, I remember thinking that any other person (a mother or NOT) would have taken a few seconds to get down to eye level, to ask the child if he were hurt, to tell him most sincerely that she was sorry for the accident, and, MAYBE EVEN, to instruct one of her entourage to buy the kid a litte plastic figure. IOW, just be nice.

That incident sealed the deal for me that Kate G does not like children once they're past their infancies. She really doesn't have a maternal bone in her body, IMO.

Rainbow68 said...

I'm SHOCKED at the low ratings. That probably seals the deal for future endeavors between Kate and TLC. I had not watched much this season, but I figured a lot of former fans would watch the last episode as I did. Clearly, America has had enough.

SobbyMcFibberPants said...

Pony said:
Please don't accidentally insult Australians like this. Steve is a kiwi from New Zealand. :)
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My apologies! I never meant offend. I shall go brush up on my hither, dither, and yon. ;)

sglily said...

Kit...you're absolutely right-Steve to write a book, I would have to spend my money on that. It won't be too long before the well dries up and the trust funds have been breeched, Kate will inevitably cause a rift with Steve, and since there will be nothing left for him to gain, he'll have his very own tell-all for "the fans".

If they have any sense, the networks are already getting the message nobody cares to watch Kate in any form as some so-called TV personality, or listening to her blab on for some sorry satellite radio. Author? She never actually wrote any of her own books, just compiled a big mess for Beth Carson, or any needy ghost-writer to do all the work. I'm sure her "cookbook" Love Is In The Mix never got released because the publisher realized she ripped off all her supposed recipes from other people & cookbooks, and passed them off as her own (or "an old family favorite")

...Also, waiting on a book from Kevin & Aunt Jodi. They've got to want to write one, but doubtful they would sink so low as to actually do it.

SoCalRosie said...

I'm sure Kate could write a book.... "how to destroy a marriage in 1 season" "how NOT to "raise" kids" (mind you I think that nannys have done most of the raising since Jon has been gone) the best "how to look like a fool on TV in 10 easy lessons"

enjoyYOURSELF said...

I am SO glad I didn't watch last night. I have to admit I have watched this season, only because of the kids, of course, but I didn't think I could stomach one last night of Kate belitting Jon and talking as if he's not even their father. Blech

And useless, Steve? Maybe you need to watch the earlier episodes and see Jon getting the twins off to school and getting her coffee for her because she just couldn't get up that early WHILE he got ready for work, as he was working full time. Then came home, bathed his kids and put them to bed. That's a pretty hands-on father if you ask me!

I hope it really is over this time; she never seems to go away, but at least if those kids can lead a halfway normal life I'll be happy.

XYZed said...

Sitting here listening to the melodious sounds of the plus-size gal. So glad it's finally over!

Anonymous said...

My 8 y/o daughter and I watched the last "Mean Mommy" show. She looked at me and said "Why do those kids have to work and to I have to?"

Doesn't that say a lot? I NEVER told her any background. She hasn't watched much...she was adopted from China almost 3 years ago and SHE gets it!
LisaF

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

I don't think that Steve will ever write a book on this fiasco. I believe that he has been the "Master Manipulator" since he arrived on the scene. He got rid of Jon from the premises even preventing him from entering the property to pick up the kids. He (SN) "made" K8 over in her appearance,i.e. hair, boobs, style of dressing (hooker heels, plunging necklines) etc.

Steve is way too involved with this family, to be just a paid employee. The opportunities provided for travel, first class, of course, and being treated like a special guest surely has to be something that is hard to give up. when K8 mentions the lifestyle that she can't/won't give up is not for the kids but for Steve, who is the master road manager.

Picture this....Steve standing at the front gate, arms outstretched, screaming "THIS IS MINE..ALL MINE" with no K8 or kids in sight.

Betty said...

A hint of the potential future for the kids:
http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/44505433/ns/today-entertainment/#

She's come undone said...

Did you guys catch the bit about Aaden being fine even though he didn't get his birthday cupcake? I believe that was a nod to GWOP'ers. Another one was at the end when she had that crazy-eyed look and said that her children will grown up to be fine adults. Oh my gosh Kate. It even makes me sad to tell you that is one thing in life you just can't predict. I've seen too many things go wrong and children from the very best loving, caring families (which you aren't) don't always grown up emotionally healthy or become "fine adults" for a number of reasons. I certainly wish the best for your children and hope you are right, but you just never know. But do tell me what makes you so sure of yourself.....

jonandkatewho? said...

I knew they would try to whitewash Kate's character again, and they did. I hated the cheap shots they took at Jon. How unfair.

Here is what stood out to me more than anything else in the episode: those kids seemed happier to me in this episode, saying goodbye, than they have in any other episode I remember! I didn't see any signs of sadness here as the kids talked about the show ending. When asked what they wanted to do with their lives, I don't think a single kid said they wanted to be an actor or actress. Not even Mady. Mady wants to be a veterinarian!

I was actually happy to see these kids are not devastated at the show ending. Another lie from Kate.

Bye, Kate. Don't come back anytime soon, k?

Wish to remain anon, please said...

TLC knew Katie had a short fuse and we really saw the worse on the last show.

Taking her out of her comfort level of going First Class and putting her in that RV was so much about pulling in the ratings to see Kate have a nervous breakdown.

I will never believe Reality TV is not scripted. Why Kate has done so many crazy things to keep people hating her is not something I understand. Was it to keep people watching the Train Wreck?

I don't buy it that everyone watched the show for the kids. It had to be watching Kate go off the deep end every week, whether Jon was on or not.

It is her personality, her true personality. Not a happy person.

The kids crying so hard when Ashley left was truly sadder than I wanted to feel for them. They have to live with her.

It is always easier to love babies when they listen, stay on your lap, but once they have an opinion, can run away from you and misbehave intentionally, it takes a real woman or man to be a Real Parent.

Kate has not had to deal with those children, by herself, 24-7.

God Bless the Gosselin children. School must be such a Shelter for them. Hope they can stay in that school.Those teachers are helping to protect them.

Angry at Kate, again said...

I think the kids seem happier in the very last good-bye show. Kids don't realize the money well can be for them which would cause Kate to much worse to live with.

Will Kate make them feel worse during the stressful time of trying to find work? You bet!!!

New Mom said...

“Wish to remain anon, please said... I don't buy it that everyone watched the show for the kids.”
I admit I watched the show for more than just the kids. But, as a then-new mom adjusting, I found the bicker-banter between Jon and Kate endearing (at the time). I figured that’s what stress does between two very close people who are past being cordial and a bit too deep into blunt honesty. Felt very familiar! It all worked but I was not at ALL interested in the intimate details of their lives. Just the parenting part. I also always assumed that they’d end the show @ 5, on their own initiative. THAT’S how grounded they seemed at the start. What a difference hindsight makes.

UGH!!!! said...

I too really wish the softball interviews would end. Why does no one confront her whining with "If you'd lived on a responsible budget that intelligently assumed this notoriously fickle industry wouldn't pay you forever...", let alone everything else.

StillDisgustedinTX said...

I can't remember which one of the girls said it, it may have been Alexis or Leah--but in general all of the kids were smiling huge smiles as they spoke about how "sad" they were the show was ending. Yeah, I think not. Their expressions said it all and I am somewhat relieved to have seen that.

Whit said...

I must be the only one who was slightly creeped out hearing Maddy and some other the other 8 say things like, "Thanks for watching out show so we could do things and take trips..."

Yes, I know Maddy was most likely parroting K8 for approval, or what she was coached to say, but her tone made me stop and sadly conclude that some of the 8 are likely alerady infected with K8's materialism and "Gimme-itis" after years of seeing their parents demand and receive money, perqs and attention.

I wish I could convince myself that the 8 will survive intact but I tink it is already too late for Maddy, Hannah and some of the others.

Elspeth said...

Personality is mostly set by something like age five. That is a terribly daunting thought considering what the first five years of the tups' lives taught them.

glad it's over said...

I was glad to find this site! I used to watch the show when it was first on and actually enjoyed it. I tuned in to see how they juggle a family of 10 and they seemed so 'normal' at first. I started to lose interest around the time of the renewal (fake) ceremony in Hawaii and when the bought the new house. I just watched the last couple of episodes, just to see how it was ending and all I can say is, wow~Kate is worse than I could have imagined. I couldn't get over how incredibly selfish and demanding she is (even more than in the early years) and her sense of entitlement is unbelievable. I started laughing out loud when she said that she hopes to continue with her 'career' in television because she essentially knows it all now (paraphrasing what she said since I have deleted the episodes after I watched them). The RV episodes were appalling. How many people in this country would have loved to go on a trip like that?! All she did was complain that 'no one is helping' her and playing the martyr. I'm so glad the show is done!
Glad to read everyone's comments on here and so glad to find other people that are just as tired of her as I am!

jojo said...

Did they really use their "vow renewal" as one of the show's best moments? Knowing full well then that the marriage was on the rocks and knowing now that they separated shortly thereafter, isn't that a: creepy, and b: in bad taste?

Maybe their were so many worst moments they were struggling to find something "best" and at least they were smiling for the renewal - at least most of them.

Exhausted said...

How does Matt Lauer interview a huge star like Tom Cruise and get in an argument with him, but Kate is so protected that he couldn't ask her anything hard? Kate's people have more influence than Tom Cruise's? Really? I didn't watch the Today Show piece--just going by what others said. But I always thought that Meredith interviewed Kate all those times because Matt would let her have it. Guess not!

great without Kate! said...

Steve wasn't talking about Jon, he was talking about himself....HE is obviously half of the new couple. Everyone treats him thusly.

He is a creepy guy to be a gigalo...paid boyfriend. Sick.

Perhaps we have another Kody Brown...

fidosmommy said...

Did they really use their "vow renewal" as one of the show's best moments?

*****

Hey! TLC paid for that dress! You better believe we were going to see it again. ;-)

hannah said...

"Kids didn't want to celebrate finale of show! Mady said 'what's to celebrate? It's sad.' Leah said 'it's like someone died but worse!' Had cake/ice cream anyway," Kate tweeted on Saturday. No one can expect the kids to understand why their show was canceled, but realistically, they have no idea what life is like without the cameras around. It's going to be an interesting change, that's for sure.



oh my god. please Jon stop her tweets

Tired of phoniness said...

I think it is a hoot how Kate's look changed from the beginning of the show to now.

Who goes from cute and natural to freakish looking? And spends money to do it?

She also went from a coupon freak to buying everything in sight. Wow what a change in those 7 or 8 years.

She got sucked in to that millionaires life real fast.

Remember when she wore tee shirts and jogging pants all the time? I don't remember the high heels at all. She even went from hugging and kissing her babies to screaming like a maniac. Who can forget Gumgate? Scared me.

The Emmys are on tonight bet she sits in a room cursing at the TV.

She did it, got to the top and no one had to help her slide back down really fast. She did it all herself.

See you have to have class, some smarts and you have to realize how phoniness comes across on TV.

SpoiledMom said...

Exhausted said...

How does Matt Lauer interview a huge star like Tom Cruise and get in an argument with him, but Kate is so protected that he couldn't ask her anything hard? Kate's people have more influence than Tom Cruise's? Really? I didn't watch the Today Show piece--just going by what others said. But I always thought that Meredith interviewed Kate all those times because Matt would let her have it. Guess not!
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IMO it has nothing to do with Kate's "people". Kate could not articulate an answer to one of Matt Lauer's hard hitting questions, much less come up with an answer. Matt never interviewed Kate because SHE was beneath HIS intellect--NOT to knock Meredith, she is a heavyweight interviewer--face it, someone had to interview Kate.
There's a pecking order you know, and at NBC, Katie Irene is at the bottom as far as "celebrity" goes.

Tizzie said...

It really annoyed me that Kate still thinks she can speak for the kids, like when they were talking about favourite memories from the show.

I didn't want to hear what KATE thinks the kids remember - I wanted to hear it unscripted from the KIDS' mouths what they DO remember.

And it would also have been interesting to hear the kids' points of view when they showed the "gates". Kate may think they "turned out fine", but what do the KIDS think?

PA Woman said...

New Mom said...
“Wish to remain anon, please said... I don't buy it that everyone watched the show for the kids.”
I admit I watched the show for more than just the kids. But, as a then-new mom adjusting, I found the bicker-banter between Jon and Kate endearing (at the time). I figured that’s what stress does between two very close people who are past being cordial and a bit too deep into blunt honesty.
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Same here. When Jon was off the show, I stopped watching entirely.

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ronlee said...

Kate Gosselin clocked at 88 in Lancaster County
By RYAN ROBINSON
Lancasteronline.com
Updated: 09/19/2011 11:06:30 AM EDT




Kate Gosselin (Associated Press)Reality television mom Kate Gosselin was caught driving 88 mph in Lancaster County, according to a traffic court document.
Gosselin on Aug. 17 pleaded guilty to speeding on Route 222 North, near Route 897, in Brecknock Township, according to a traffic docket filed at District Judge Rodney Hartman's office.

State police at Ephrata caught Gosselin by radar on Aug. 9 at 1:37 a.m.

Hartman said Gosselin mailed in her guilty plea and paid a $174 fine.

In the remarks on the citation, police reported that Gosselin, 36, said she was speeding because she was trying to get home to her kids.

Jenny O said...

n the remarks on the citation, police reported that Gosselin, 36, said she was speeding because she was trying to get home to her kids.
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Yeah, right. Since when has Kate ever been eager to spend time with her children?

G'Bye K(H)ate! said...

I think Steve will eventually write a book- If/when the 'gag' order, which I'm sure TLC and Team Hate made him sign has expired. Same with the ex nanny. (I bet TLC wised up after the Kevin and Jodi 'defection'.) Kate's problems are just beginning, in so many ways. Carrie Fisher, in her one woman show, 'Wishful Drinking', put it best when she described watching her parents fame, once white hot- dim, cool, and slowly fade. She said the best line EVER- 'Celebrity is obsecurity, slowly biding it's time.' The kids cuteness factor is going fast, as they grow, as all kids do. She can't keep them 'babies' forever. (Didn't Joan Crawford have the same issues with 2 of her kids, Christina and Christopher?) I see TLC, after much begging from Khate, doing a special in a few years, before the onset of puberty and pimples, and attitude sets in. Maybe four. I see several of the kids living full time with Jon by age thirteen, as the Courts deem age twelve as the age of decision making accountability by minors where custodial issues are concerned. (At least it's that way here in Texas- If both parents are fit, they Judge will 98% of the time take the childs wishes into account.) That's where Kates meal ticket will come to a total and abrupt halt. Chances of Stevie still being in the picture? Uh, zero. But here's my question, and I know this has probably been addressed before, but isn't the farm-mansion paid for? If not, Uh, Why? And isn't their College paid for? Can anyone answer that?

Finally It's Over! said...

Also- Here's something I found very, very telling, (and gag worthy.) In the dollar bin at the local store, I found a copy of 'Multiple Blessings'. For a buck, I bought it. It was filled with Scrpiture- She obviously didn't write it herself in any respect. But, reading through the 'lines', her natural bitchiness came shining through- real piece of work.

SpoiledMom said...

Finally It's Over! said...

Also- Here's something I found very, very telling, (and gag worthy.) In the dollar bin at the local store, I found a copy of 'Multiple Blessings'. For a buck, I bought it. It was filled with Scrpiture- She obviously didn't write it herself in any respect. But, reading through the 'lines', her natural bitchiness came shining through- real piece of work.

on 9/19/2011 4:09 PM

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I have a copy of Multiple Blessings - yes, I admit! I was not one to rush out and grab it off the shelf, it was given to my as a gift from my sister in law.

Nonetheless, regarding the scripture in the book -- Kate DID NOT write this book. Possible a sentence or a paragraph here or there -- for "legalities". Beth Carson wrote the book. It was reported there was a huge blow up between the two "friends" because Kate decided before printing that she did NOT want Beth's name listed on the cover. More research on the 'net can uncover more of this debacle as most of it escapes me at the moment. Beth was a close, Christian friend to Kate, Jon and the children. Beth and her family appeared on the early episodes of Jon & Kate + 8 --several episodes. Beth spent many grueling hours writing Multiple Blessing and sadly, in return, she and her family were thrown to the wayside by Kate just as countless others have been. Kate doesn't "meet" people, nor listen to their life stories, Kate does not care about other people. Kate meets people and judges them based on their qualities and how SHE can use THEM for her benefit. Once those people begin to receive a small dose of "special treatment" -- Kate tosses them out like garbage. Kate doesn't like to share we have all learned that by now. The only thing Kate "shares" is a list of errands that others can do to make her life easier. I wish Beth, Ashley, Carla, and the other 'sitters' and 'friends' tossed along the way would write a tell all about the 'ways of Kate'. Their own stories..nothing that would break a so called "contract". I am sure there are plenty of stories through the years and during the times the cameras were not rolling. THAT would be one book I would truly stand in line to buy!

She's come undone said...

Did anyone else find it sad that Aaden and one of the other tups said one of their best memories was Christmas. It broke my heart thinking that the Christmas show was staged and not even on Christmas day. Then to later learn that for several years now she hasn't even bothered with Christmas. Too much work I guess and she doesn't have Jon to "treat like a dog" in the toy shop. Well one year they did get two dogs for Christmas which were later removed and later one returned. Wait, that's confusing. But I'm sure the children understand completely.

Bev said...

That was awesome "SpoiledMom" That whole story about Beth and how she uses people! I wish someone would post it on her Twitter or new Website!

O-Hi-O said...

Re: K8G's habitual speeding: I laugh, remembering how her excuse for NOT bothering to do anything physical with the kids (i.e. roller skate with Cara) was that she couldn't possibly risk injury because she was too needed by her beloved children.

I guess on Planet Kate, speeding is less hazardous than those oh-so-dangerous roller skates.

What a piece of work.

Also, enjoyed seeing the retrospective that included that Total B.S. (read: 'STAGED') 'vow renewal': I noticed that K8G certainly had not yet purchased that 'really good bra' yet. Bwahahaha!!! With a straight face that woman denies having store-bought boobs - she is such a joke.

SpoiledMom said...

Bev said...

That was awesome "SpoiledMom" That whole story about Beth and how she uses people! I wish someone would post it on her Twitter or new Website!

9/20/2011 12:07 PM

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Thank you, Bev for the nice comment. What I wrote about Beth Carson is as they say 'old news'. What is sad is that Beth became just another person/friend not only Jon and Kate's life, but more importantly, the children's' lives, and was discarded by Kate after Kate got what she wanted from her. Thankfully, for all her hard work, Beth DID get her credit on the front of "Multiple Blessings". I am not privy to any monetary contract deals Beth may have received for her part in writing the book i.e. advance payments, residuals, etc. I hope she was compensated well for her efforts. One thing that was very telling during that time--amidst all of the "book tours" and spots on the morning shows--Beth was NEVER mentioned, nor was she ever alongside Kate and Jon while they peddled the book. How anyone can do that is beyond me. It appears it is very easy for Kate to use people up and discard them when finished. In all honesty, I was proud of Ashley for standing up to Kate. Oh the stories that young lady could share! I am sure she hated having to walk away from the kids during the middle of the "RV Trip", and if she could have done it differently, I am confident she would have. After watching those episodes, it was clear that "trip" was one from hell. I'm surprised that everyone did not just walk away. I think the only thing keeping them all there was "TLC" and their jobs. Keep in mind, this production crew can move on to another family in a heartbeat. Kate knows it.
I wonder if Kate ever thinks "Wouldn't it be nice to have the shoulder to cry on, the ear to listen, the faith and prayers of, and the talks over coffee, and even "spa time" with close, dear old friends like Beth Carson"?...Knowing Kate from her interviews, she probably has never thought another minute about it. Kate could not even see the true pain and anger in Ashley. Kate dismissed it as Ashley being "dramatic"... Kate is the only one I see being "dramatic". It is so sad to think the kids are only concerned about the trips they are going to miss out on. I know they are kids and do not see the big picture--as they shouldn't. However, Kate got them to this point. Heaven forbid these kids do have to move again not only to another home, but to another school. How traumatic for them. My husband suddenly passed away 10 years ago and I had to move as I could not afford the upkeep on the home we had at the time. That also involved my daughters changing schools from private to public. It was rough at first, but I am proud to say we made it! I made wise choices with money I received from the sell of our home, and insurance, as well as other investments. We do not live the lifestyle we did while my husband and their father was alive and I honestly do not miss it (lifestyle). My daughters and I are healthy and happy. We have a nice home I can afford (on a nurse's salary) and my girls love their public school. I may not have 8 kids, but a lot of surviving life is about making wise choices and decisions, no matter the number of children you have. Being nice also is a huge factor in being happy in life. Having family and friends is a part of the puzzle of life. Friends are pieces of the puzzle--you have to fit together however to make it work. A puzzle is not complete with pieces missing. Just as is life.

Jenny O said...

SpoiledMom said:
. My husband suddenly passed away 10 years ago and I had to move as I could not afford the upkeep on the home we had at the time. That also involved my daughters changing schools from private to public. It was rough at first, but I am proud to say we made it! I made wise choices with money I received from the sell of our home, and insurance, as well as other investments. We do not live the lifestyle we did while my husband and their father was alive and I honestly do not miss it (lifestyle). My daughters and I are healthy and happy. We have a nice home I can afford (on a nurse's salary) and my girls love their public school. I may not have 8 kids, but a lot of surviving life is about making wise choices and decisions, no matter the number of children you have.
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Your story is very moving and inspirational. You are an example of an everyday woman, who had to find her inner strength and persevere through difficult times. It's a real shame that TLC and other networks only glorify the phonies, instead of truly strong, amazing women.

They tried to cram Kate down our throats as a busy mom of 8, with super organizational skills and a touch of OCD, doing the best she could to clean and feed her family.

Then she drove away family and friends, and finally her husband. So next she was portrayed as a tough single mom, holding it all together.

I think they tried "Can Do Kate"; then "Travel Barbie" then "Giving Back Kate" and also "Co-Host Kate" and even "Twist of Kate." All to no avail. But not for lack of trying to foist off a phony on the American public - as someone other women should admire and look up to!

But real women of strength, compassion, dignity, and love for family - somehow TLC can't or won't show us that.

O-Hi-O said...

Applause for what Jenny O said!

go away Kate said...

Kate was out speeding at 1:37AM? She needed to hurry to get back to her kids...why? Were they alone?