Will the Grift Go On?

Kate is whining still about how her kids deserve the house and expensive private school and she has turned up her nose at Jon's normal life and called it mediocre.  Will the grift continue and how?

Is that the purpose of her new website?

Is anyone devastated the show has ended?  Are any of her fans truly devastated?  Will they move on to something else in a few weeks?

178 comments:

Judy said...

When Kate called a regular job/life "mediocre" on the Today Show this morning, I was horrified. Of course, I shouldn't be surprised that she would say something like this, though I think she does try to come across more polished when she is interviewed. Anyway, my thought is that many of her "fans," when they heard this, agreed that their lives, no matter how full, are in fact, "mediocre" compared to Kate's, which includes trips, a fancy house, and lots of "stuff." It's too bad those people don't recognize that Kate's is truly the "mediocre" life.

Ellen4JC said...

Jon's advice about finally stepping away from the TV cameras and living life normally was totally rejected, though. "Jon may be acceptive of mediocre for his kids," she countered. "I want the best for my kids."

When I read this quote, things became quite clear. She truly is deluded and sick in her own mind. How ANY MOTHER could think that parading your kids on TV for a paycheck is the best for your kid is truly sick. But she believes it!! That is what is so sad...like an addict who can't see what their addiction is doing to their family, she is choosing only to see what's best for her. God bless and protect those children from their mother.

Daughter of a Narcissistic Mother and Mediocre Father said...

I am a child of a seriously narcissistic mother and a father who finally walked out of the situation when I was a teenager. Kate's incessant "I have to support 8 kids all on my own," and "I'm a single mother" and her claims that Jon does not contribute either financially or emotionally to the kids is first and foremost - a lie. He has court ordered child support payments and takes care of the children when it is his shared custody time. He apparently doesn't call a photographer to shoot photos for magazines but the few that do pop up generally show a group of children who are smiling. KG is not a single mother. She is a mother. Just as Jon is not a single father.

Kate's constant whining about needing a job to support her children because she is the only one who "cares" will work very well to justify her taking time off from household duties to live the life of a celebrity when she does snag a guest spot on a talk show or another reality show. "I have to do it for my kids" she will say. "I am miserable when I'm not around them but someone has to work!" and she will by lying. She will love her I'm a Celebrity time. This is what my mother said when she left for a glamorous dream job that she had wanted for a few years before my father left. Kate will manage to make her children feel guilty for the fact that she has to work in her glamorous television profession.

My mother had no idea how relieved we were when she did take the job, especially when it took her far out of town, because hanging out with our dad and his mediocre life in a small apartment was the one time we laughed, had fun and most of all ... relaxed.

How clueless is Kate to think that super uncomfortable lavish trips to Australia where KG screamed and yelled and caused scenes and made her children wear matching outfits - where she had to draw all of the attentinon to "me, me, me" is preferable to being at Jon's apartment complex pool, eating inexpensive pizza and watching DVDs- with no cameras.

The weight of feeling responsible for the happiness (or anger) of a narcissistic parent is crushing, and to all of us who have lived it and watched the Gosselin show, the fear, sadness and anxiety is very apparent in the faces of the children.

Kate's grift will go on. But in the meantime, cheers to mediocre parents everywhere!

EllaBeanie said...

She's at it again!

http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20527401,00.html

Really, Kate? A mediocre life? Try a NORMAL one, you know, maybe where your kids can begin to deal with their issues from being filmed all their lives. I'm so glad that you decided to let TLC film the tups POTTY TRAINING, so that their classmates can youtube it and taunt them with it. I'm so glad that you decided to disparage their father on national television, again so that their classmates can Youtube it and taunt them with it.

If TLC hadn't stumbled upon you, how on earth were you and Jon planning to pay for those 8 kids anyway? Plenty of people in this world have 8 kids and don't sell them out on television in order to "support" them. And let's be realistic - there is no way all of the money made by your kids was kept by your kids.

I can't imagine that if she keeps pimping her kids on tv, that one of them isn't going to end up delinquent to act out. We'll see you and your kids on tv again, Kate, sure... but I can't imagine it's for good reasons.

i can't believe she's still at it said...

Absolutely, check out her new website http://www.kateplusmyeight.com/...the main feature seems to be "merchandise"...its a pretty pathetic website too, coming from TLC produced sites...

i can't believe she's still at it said...

k looks like the site is actually http://www.kateplusmy8.com/...much better produced...seems like Kate sees herself as some sort of inspirational, oprah type...

wramblinwreck said...

I think the web site is Kate's first step toward grifting on the Internet. It's a perfect set up. She has some fans who will believe anything she says, and as soon as she starts ramping up the "poor me, we're broke, the kids will starve" postings, they'll blindly give her money, gift cards, etc. I also believe it's very possible she'll make it a paid subscriber site at some point, and her sheeple will gladly pay whatever she charges. Once a grifter, always a grifter.

txmom said...

Kate's come full circle. Now she's back to grifting on the internet.

td said...

I hope not. It's just weird NBC continues putting their news department to be her/TLC PR machine. There were plenty of other news bits NBC could have put on air this morning but I just find it odd that NBC felt the need to be a mouthpiece for TLC, which isn't even in their cable family.

Sweetp said...

We will probably be surprised by how many people will continue to give to her so she can continue to live the lifestyle to which she has become accustom to. I hope I'm wrong, but there is no end to the amount of trash some will buy into.

AgreeancetoDisagree said...

I think we can all be in "agreeance" that her website looks ridiculous. And what is this I hear about a new show? Does she really have one already?

PA Woman said...

Daughter of a Narcissistic Mother and Mediocre said...

"My mother had no idea how relieved we were when she did take the job, especially when it took her far out of town, because hanging out with our dad and his mediocre life in a small apartment was the one time we laughed, had fun and most of all ... relaxed. "

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And this is why I hope Kate finds a long and sucessful carrer in TV based in NYC or LA, and leaves the kids with Jon. The only problem is the success will be dependent on her talent, so I'm afraid it will be short-lived rather than Long.

wramblinwreck said...

I just read an article on my MSN homepage, about the incidence of fraud perpetrated by people who claim to be "friends" on social networking sites like Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, etc., and this paragraph really stood out:

"A con artist can take advantage of how easily people share background and personal information online by using this information to make a highly targeted pitch to friends within that social group," said David Massey, North Carolina's Deputy Securities Administrator and President of NASAA. "Just because someone has friended you online doesn't mean that person is your friend..."
http://finance.yahoo.com/family-home/article/113464/facebook-fraud-beware-malicious-friends-moneywatch

I suspect Kate's Twitter fans are victims waiting to be fleeced.

Alexis said...

Wow, I just read some quotes from her interview with Matt Lauer this morning. I didn't realize that giving my son love and attention without giving him lavish gifts was considered "mediocre". That letting kids have fun and just be kids was "mediocre". That instilling good morals (humility, kindness, respect, cooperation) was "mediocre".

Shoot, I didn't know that I needed to spend lots of money (be it my own or someone else's) in order to give my son "the best" and to prove my worth as a parent.

That woman is terribly delusional. It's so sad.

sglily said...

Just took a glance at the "new website" of kate plus my eight...absolutely lame! It looks plain, and half-finished! But, even if there's nothing else, there is a place for merchandise! One would think that by going on national TV to make this supposed big & exciting announcement of her new website going "live" today, it would at least look like a person tried to do something the least bit creative.

Leave it to the Today Show to give Kate the last little bit of sympathy she never deserves. The "mediocre" comment about Jon and regular life was so out of line it's just absolutely horrible, but then, would we expect anything less from Kate?

Mary Konwinski said...

I just watched Kate's interview on Today. First of all, isn't it amazing how "demure" she is when being interviewed....like a delicate flower. Secondly, that crack about a "mediocre" life really burned me up. Wanting the "best" for your children, Kate? REALLY???? The BEST is making them feel secure, loved and valued. How much money you have in the bank or the square footage of your house is NOT IMPORTANT!!!!! Get over yourself, and for God's sake, lose the ridiculous heels. Your cheap looking blonde hair and fake tan make you look like a tramp. You were much prettier when you were natural. And one more thing, good luck finding a job in TV. You REALLY are clueless, aren't you? What talent and what qualifications do you have???? OK, end of rant. I for one am thrilled that this show is cancelled. Those poor kids deserve a break.

One Mediocre Woman said...

I can't believe Khate's interview this morning on the Today Show. Saying that Jon is ok with a mediocre life for his kids and working a regular job, while she wants the "best" for her kids and the "best" opportunities. All I heard when she said that was that everyone busting their behinds with a regular job is pathetic, boring and mediocre while she is awesome, fantastic, and above everyone else. I know they say no cursing on this webpage, so I won't but she makes me so angry. Never had anyone from tv made me so upset. Boycott anything kHate. She would be nothing without popping out 8 kids. She would be nothing without Jon. Let the kids have a normal and mediocre life without cameras and give Jon Gosselin his last name back. Create your own identity outside of television and raise your own kids. Stay home and work. All that said coming from someone with a regular job and I guess mediocre life!

NotaKateFan said...

Out of curiosity, I visited her website. I noticed that there is no way to leave a comment but there is a way to e-mail her at kate@kateplusmy8.com. I wonder how long that e-mail address will remain on the website because as soon as she starts receiving e-mails from "non fans", she'll remove it in a heartbeat. I laughed at her "food" tab with a blurry picture of some smoothies (or something like that) in sippie cups. Can't wait to see her blog content LOL!

As far as her appearance on the Today Show, are we all "in agreeance" that she alienated more people today? How horribly selfish of her to say that Jon wants the kids to have a mediocre life only because he doesn't want them on TV anymore. The most telling part was when Matt asked her if she would turn down a new TV project that involved the children and he couldn't get her to say a flat out "no." She said the best option would be for her to be on TV w/o kids but she would not rule out another series which involved the kids being on TV.

And don't look now but on the TLC Jon and Kate marathon, Cupcake Gate is playing right now . . .

Bethanny said...

Oh Kate, Kate, Kate. You chose the WRONG word when you said "mediocre." How derogatory can you get?

So all of us middle class working mothers are just "mediocre" mothers? And our children are going to grow up without opportunity and become "mediocre" adults?

I beg to differ. I think that "mediocre" parenting involves parading your kids across TV screens and letting your family fall apart for the sake of a buck.

barbee said...

Daughter of a Narcissistic Mother and Mediocre said...

"My mother had no idea how relieved we were when she did take the job, especially when it took her far out of town, because hanging out with our dad and his mediocre life in a small apartment was the one time we laughed, had fun and most of all ... relaxed. "

This could WELL have been written by one of the twins...

Where the hell does kate get off making cracks about Jon's support of his kids being mediocre? And for her to say she will work her fingers to the bone to keep the kids in the house and school SHE provided them...Jon and all eight (count 'em, 8) ATM's provided that right along with her (and it was more their personalities that kept them on the air so long, as J&K+8 AND K+8). She was just the collateral damage on the shows!!!!!! !!

Maybe Baby said...

"Jon may be acceptive of mediocre for his kids," she countered. "I want the best for my kids."

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Kate wants the best for Kate. Always has, always will.

Downsize. Send Steve back to his wife and family where he belongs. Get a job. Just be thankful you have eight beautiful, healthy children. Both of you need to provide for them. They don't provide for you. It doesn't work that way.

And - get some help for that NPD, or whatever it is that is making it emotionally dangerous for the children to be around you. For their sake...if you want the best for them.

The Cats Meow said...

"I think we can all be in "agreeance" that her website looks ridiculous. And what is this I hear about a new show? Does she really have one already?"

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No. It was a spoof written on a page that regularly publishes parodies about celebrities.

Leigh Ann said...

Devastated fans?

Maybe Baby said...

Kate's come full circle. Now she's back to grifting on the internet.

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Just so she doesn't go back to grifting in churches for love offerings! If she grifts on the internet, she better be darn careful that the IRS doesn't come knocking!

O-Hi-O said...

"Devastated"???!!! Obviously, K8G and humility have never met.

WHY do her kids deserve the acred manse and private schools more than anyone else's kids?

"Acceptive"???? And to think she used to demean Jon for his vocab.

I have to wonder if K8G's level of narcissism qualifies as psychotic, as she clearly is not in touch with the real world.

She still can't pass up an opportunity to criticize Jon, even after all this time. That's how narcissists tend to be: it's less about their HEART being broken, and more about their EGO having been insulted, and THAT is an unforgivable offense to a person as narcisstic as K8G.

She's a hot mess, and, god help them, 8 kids live with her. What a truly horrific role model she is to her kids. I hope she's saved up LOTS o' cash for all the psych counselling her kids will be needing in the future. Times 8.

O-Hi-O said...

"Jon may be acceptive of mediocre for his kids," she countered. "I want the best for my kids."
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So, by K8G's logic, the rest of us (who live in small homes, send our kids to public school, and do not go on $$$ vaca's) are "ACCEPTIVE" (huh?) of mediocrity???

So, basically, K8G's entire (once-upon-a-time) fanbase was mired in parental mediocrity? Wow, that'll fire a fanbase right on up... keep talking Kate, you dimwit.

Mamie said...

I saw Kate on The Today Show. This was the reason I just watched a 30 minute show about Kate and Jon's years together from the beginning.

Well what an eye opener. They have been living the high life for a long time. Those children do not know anything other than first class accommodations, first class travel and being treated as celebrities when they are staying at any resort.

Me thinks those kids are going to give Kate a hard time if they have to change their way of living too.

The twins are used to the Very Best and those 6 are well on their way to being the same year. I mean they just spent their formative years living, traveling first class. New clothes, new shoes, new toys. Wow!

Can't buy the fact the kids are super happy with visiting Dad. Sure for a night or two every other weekend? Yes, no rules, no structure, no school, lots of junk food, but no one will convince me they would stay with Dad, living the "normal" life if they have a choice.They are a product of the very "good" life.

Do you think Jon would want the kids now that they are at an age where their personalities, wants and needs are insurmountable? I don't. Plus as children get older, we who have raised children do know they (if raised with all the good stuff) expect the same.

Oh well, I guess we will read about all of them.

Kate's interview with Matt was not exactly happy Matt and Kate was almost going to cry or it seemed that way to me. Poor Matt probably thinking "how did I end up interviewing Gosselin with all the world's problems."

Katie H said...

Just saw her being interviewed by Access Hollywood. She wants to cry, after she gets a new talk show or something that keeps her in TV.

Either she is acting or she is really scared.

MossHill said...

O-Hi-O said...

... [K8G] still can't pass up an opportunity to criticize Jon, even after all this time. That's how narcissists tend to be: it's less about their HEART being broken, and more about their EGO having been insulted, and THAT is an unforgivable offense to a person as narcisstic as K8G.

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Spot on, O-Hi-O. It was SO transparently displayed when Steve's "scoffing" elicited such rage from K8 that she had to haul him off for a private berating [which could be heard by all OUTSIDE the RV]...

RealityBites said...

I didn't get to see or hear Kate's "mediocre" comments but I'm not surprised. She's had delusions of grandeur about herself and her abilities for quite a while now. I think when they moved to the large house, and she looked out her kitchen window at her property to declare "It's MINE...ALL MINE!" it was pretty clear to me that Kate thought she had "arrived" and her s#*t didn't stink like the "common folks"

Had the misfortune to see her for a few minutes on Wendy Williams show today. I HAD to stop on the channel and listen because I couldn't believe my eyes and ears! Kate was acting so coquettish and demure, her voice was whimpering a little and teasing a bit, too. If Wendy was a guy, I would have thought Kate was doing a c#*k tease on her!

Wendy asked Kate about the "MOM" look and what "MOMS" should do to look like Kate. Kate replied that she has a "theory" that moms are allowed a "two year window" to look like "frumps" after the births of their kids. Then, according to Kate, moms have a responsibility to get back in shape and look attractive again. Kate was very full of herself during this interview and smug. I happen to agree that looking nice is good for one's frame of mind, but Kate was arrogant.

Also, she shared she does not have any scars from the C sections. She said the tummy tuck erased her scars. She cast her eyes up and almost squealed girlishly during that little moment. I found her interesting in a creepy crawly way.

Is she now planning a show or website to "teach" "moms" how to beautify just like HER?

Is it over yet? said...

I think Kate's announcement tonight is that she is doing a show where she travels the country thus why Steve is her road manager...Maybe TLC is going through with Twist of Kate.

Shelly67 said...

This whole thing is disgusting. What a sad existence to have such a narcissistic, obsessive compulsive, attention seeking personality. So much so that you look at your beautiful, innocent children and see little dollar signs over their heads. It seems that there is not an OUNCE of joy in her life. Her children are 7 and 10 right? They are growing up, turning into their own little people, and she is missing all of it. She is completely blind. These are days with her kids she can never get back.

Does anyone know if the RV episode was staged? Because I am HORRIFIED. Those poor, poor children. They need help and kate needs some serious help or intervention of some sort. Surely the children have some form of family in their lives? Why hasn't anyone stepped in to help? And Kates website? Fashion, beauty and fitness tips from Kate? What?

I am a little clueless in this area but is Kate able to pick up her reality show where she left off, just with a different network? or are there contracts for this stuff?

EllaBeanie said...

I love how her website is kate plus MY eight.

as if Jon didn't have anything to do with creating them or molding their personalities. *eye roll*

cwgirlup75 said...

Why couldn't her newly minted "advisor" tell her to STFU and stop trashing the kids father? Isn't part of his new job to keep her from looking bad (too late, I know)?

PatK said...

I just hope her fans don't donate the wrong color sports car.

cwgirlup75 said...

From Kate's Twitter:

MiloandJackFired Up 4 Kate
@Kateplusmy8 @LEIGHSHAHAN1 Kate...any ideas on where U are headed in future? Im worrin sick abt U already! Target gift cards comin Ur way!

@MiloandJack @LEIGHSHAHAN1 dearfiredup-thanku4ur kindness.It is nervewracking butuall no Iwill NEVERallow mykids 2b w/o.they r y I breath.


Some people are too dumb for words. If any of these morons really send her gift cards, I hope she uses them to buy some condoms so her and Stevie don't spawn any little Kiwi babies.

caspersmom said...

I treat my cat better than she treats her kids! I'm glad her show was cancelled -- it was becoming more like the Jersey Shore, Housewives etc....hmmm, I smell a fox like move away from family to that form of entertainment.

mars315 said...

What was Kate planning to do to support her 8 children when she gave birth to them? Oh, no, I know. God was going to provide because she and her children are the Chosen Ones.

I grew up in a family of 8 children, and my parents somehow "managed" to raise and support us without TV cameras being present. NO ONE EVEN KNEW WHO WE WERE, BUT WE NOT ONLY SURVIVED, WE ACTUALLY ALL WENT TO COLLEGE!!!

trailerparktrashnothankyou said...

my favorite quote from tonight was "I'm standing here in flip flops in the gravel in a campground ordering pizza....I want to go home"....

poor kate,

imagine the horror of being in an RV park in flip flops ordering pizza.

Truly disgusting!

That is just so beneath her!

Duck said...

There is so much I want to say about the new website, the end of the show, the articles/tv appearances, the car/advisor but I just can't.

I was watching Disney Tangled with my daughters and thought how Gothel was Kate-robbed an innocent child of her childhood and used/exploted her for the "mothers" own purpose. Here is a link to a song that sounds like Kate is singing to her 8.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7X9gLw1Wy2w

Gothel's daughter wants out of the tower, and Gothel will not EVER let her go-just like Kate will never let those kids grow up or away from her control. She keeps her near with fear and puts her "daughter" down with twisted compliments and "oh, I'm so worried about you and just love you so much". Kind of ruined the movie when I thought of how much the Mother/duaghter relationship in the age old tale was that of Kate and her Kids. What a tragedy.

Trashers R Us said...

Why couldn't her newly minted "advisor" tell her to STFU and stop trashing the kids father? Isn't part of his new job to keep her from looking bad (too late, I know)?

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Why would he tell her that when he just trashed Jon on the final episode?

laura linger said...

Let me help with your web content, Hate Gosselin. (I see that a couple of your tabs have no text as of yet.)

Health and Beauty:
Have six kids. Pimp them out. Get the best beauty treatments money can buy. Still be ugly because I have no soul.

Fitness:
Run for as many hours a day as you can get away with while the little moneymakers are with the nannies (that is, while I can still afford 'em!). By running so much, you don't have to spend any time whatsoever with your brood, and therefore not ever really get to know them as people (as witnessed by Hate's bringing up "aldergators" again as the defining "character trait" for Alexis in the finale episode).

Lovable products:
Anything that you can get for free.

Kate + Rumors:
No, I'm not banging Steve. Really. I'm not. Now give him his pizza, because for some reason I have an intimate knowledge of the hired help's dietary choices, and I know he won't eat salad or macaroni.

Words From Fans:
*crickets* Too busy living their lives and working at their mediocre jobs, I guess.

LOVE LOVE LOVE how big the "K" is in proportion to the "8" on the logo. Pretty much every photo on that site is of Hate with her veneers and her dead eyes. Tells me all that I need to know as to how Hate thinks this is going to play out...who needs the little moneymakers any longer? In her mind, she's a STAH!

Josie said...

I lurk here a lot but had to jump in.

I just looked at kate's website and there is a photo of her with the twins right at the edge of the grand canyon. I find it amusing that TLC chose to highlight her sending the twins to the bus instead of seeing the canyon and then didn't show her letting them see it after all.

They really are throwing her under the bus.

Mary said...

Jon and Kate profited from the six years on the show. Did any of this income be put aside for when the show would eventually end?

If not, the house and private school will need to end.

I can't believe they blew all the money, but if she lived like Jon did with expensive cars NY apartment; I guess it will be an issue for Kate too.

I tend to think she is scared no one will want her in the media in the future.

Mary said...

My question has been answered. She lived beyond her means based on her talent was limited to a short span on a reality television show.


“Kate’s worried about paying her bills and continuing to live the life she’s become accustomed to,” adds another source close to Kate. “She’d gotten used to having all that money rolling in.”

Boy, has she!

The unemployed mom shells out approximately $500,000 a year for two housekeepers, two nannies, an assistant and a body guard. Plus, another $500,000 to keep all eight of her children in private school.

Sharla said...

I hope that $500,000 for private school was a typo. Isn't it closer to $100,000 or $120,000?

Kat - Ruthie-dos.blogspot.com said...

you know, Jon never said anything about not wanting the best for his kids... he's realistic.. whether she or he were able to pursue a career in entertainment/media/whatever or not, the point is, it's very difficult and highly unlikely, being as they've only done reality tv and have no real talent in terms of performing. The odds are, she will need to get a job... she should either go back to nursing, or go back to school for something else... and in the meantime, scale back... make what money she does have work for her... but move the kids into public school if she has to, fence off a dog-proof garden and use that property to her advantage.

get rid of the bodyguard, get rid of any vehicles not necessary... okay, keep the audi coupe for when you run errands by yourself... I get that the gas for it would be cheaper than your suv you had... sell the suv... then get an ebay account and start selling all the purses, shoes, and clothes that you don't need and don't wear/use... stop buying all the paper plates, disposable utensils, and use real plates and wash them (by hand or in one small dishwasher load) and you will not need more than one plate per person, one bowl per person, and one set of flatware per person... much cheaper than constantly buying more and more paper plates.

scale back the kids' wardrobes, the numbers of pairs of shoes they have and/or the cost of each pair, and scrimp and save.

When they divorced, we found out how much they were each paid... with a proper accountant/bank managing that money, it could be earning them money and working for them... plain and simple.

irish wonder said...

Well good luck with maintaining that lifestyle Katie Irene!

A 9K a month mortgage. Expensive private schools.

You have no talent, you're not an engaging personality, and you have a problem.

You're like the person who made a 100K a year and gets laid off and never saved. Never planned for a rainy day.

But on a larger scale.

You better start downsizing.

It's the new American way!

Mary said...

I hope that $500,000 for private school was a typo. Isn't it closer to $100,000 or $120,000?

This information was from:

Holly Baby has a rundown of Kate’s spending habits. Her frivolous expenses being the sole reason she’s going broke.

Kate has a full staff which costs $500,000: “Kate employs two housekeepers, two nannies, an assistant, and bodyguard Steve Neild.

The mom-of-eight’s $2,000 hair: “That’s what Kate paid last year for a cut, color and Brazilian keratin treatment at Ted Gibson’s NYC salon.”

Kate’s sprawling $1.3 million estate: “Kate’s 6,000 square foot five-bedroom mansion in Wernersville, Pa., sits on 24 secluded acres.”

Kate spends $500,000 on her children’s private school: “Her kids are in private school. At 5 grand a month for each child that adds up.”

Kate’s shopping sprees that costs ???: “Kate’s fashion tab is hard to know. TLC picked up much of it — but she loves to shop!

Calgary said...

Josie said...
TLC chose to highlight her sending the twins to the bus instead of seeing the canyon and then didn't show her letting them see it after all.

They really are throwing her under the bus.

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Not surprising. There is a new head of TLC who is just cleaning house and getting rid of all the deadwood. To maintain TLC's brand and viewer loyalty - they are going to demote rather than promote K8.

elspeth said...

You can't always trust the internet. The school says tuition is more like $15,000 per year per child. That isn't $5,000 per month per child. Kate buys the kids' clothes at Old Navy so the "uniforms" don't cost that much. Someone either didn't fact check or decided to exaggerate perhaps?

Jamie said...

That woman is doing everything possible to NOT have to work.

When Jon wasn't working a "regular" job, she put him down and said he was a loser and irresponsible father. Now he's got a respectable job, goes to work each day to make an honest living, and somehow he's beneath her?

She's simply gotten a taste of the good life and she's devastated at the speed at which it all disappeared. She's panicking wondering how in the world she's going to be able to keep up her manicures, security detail, hair extensions, spray tans and vacationing.

I'll tell you, Kate: Just like the rest of us. Maybe you should have thought about what it took to raise eight children on a "regular" job before you turned your uterus into a clown car.

Take your bow. I'm pretty sure you just had your last curtain call and the audience has stepped away. You've already been replaced.

Jamie said...

If she was so worried about paying her bills, staying in her house and keeping the kids in their school, you'd think maybe she wouldn't go out and pay cash for a new Audi 2-seater sports car as Radar Online reported the other day.

Those kids have been working all these years to give their mommy a certain lifestyle. Let's call it what it is.

Exhausted said...

Sharla said...
I hope that $500,000 for private school was a typo. Isn't it closer to $100,000 or $120,000

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Yes, the tuition goes from about $12,000 per child in KG to about $18,000 per child by the time they graduate. Also, there is a discount for more than one child, so I would say your figure is right on the money, Sharla. And that should be nothing for her to handle for another eleven years.

I am so sick of Kate acting as though she'll be in the poor house now. Did she really think this show would go into a 20-year run like the Simpsons or something! Kate, you only wanted the show for the memories, right? Not the money, haha. I really think this is all hyperbole. She made very, very decent money over the years, and I think she's very cheap. I think her wardrobe, hair, the childcare, and most of the house services were paid for by TLC. I think she's very tight and hates to spend her own money--even on the kids. Their house could have been bought outright with all the love offerings and speaking fees and book sales, and she only has the cars that are already paid for. Give me a break, Kate, and stop griping.

KYLady said...

I will take my "mediocre" life any day over her pathetic life. I live in a mediocre house, drive a mediocre car (KIA) and work at a mediocre job but guess what Katie Irene I am happy. My kids can go out in public with out being harassed by the paparazzi that you complain so much about. You brought that on yourself so live with it.

Back to my mediocre life.

Just Mediocre said...

Holy COW. Imagine these kids at 30. They will say "When I was a baby because I was a sextuplet my parents decided to do a TV show about our lives because they needed money and couldn’t figure out how else to make ends meet. The first few episodes were cute - then my parents started fighting a lot. My mother would nit-pick my father then he would roll his eyes at her. Because they fought so much a lot of people watched the show because they liked to see my parents fight. They taped an episode of me learning to use the toilet. They taped me having tantrums and fighting with my siblings. Because our show was doing well my parents bought a big house. But they started to fight even more. Photographers were all over the place. We could not go anywhere without being hounded by photographers. Then my parents started to break up. They announced on national TV that they were getting a divorce. Millions of people watched that show because they were interested in how much my parents hated each other. The divorce got ugly. The police were called to the house a couple of times and it was all over the news. Both my mother and father were accused of having affairs. My mother went on national TV and said that my father took all the money from our bank account and that we would be hungry. My mother decided to continue our show but because dad was not on the show to fight with her the ratings dropped. The last couple of shows we did showed my mother screaming at her friends over stupid stuff. They finally canceled our show. My mother said she was worried and did not know how we would keep our house or keep going to our school. Then she started a website to post pictures of us and to advertise products in order to make money”............

That’s just disgusting.- selling pictures of your kids for money. Be a real woman, get a job you can be proud of and that’s not dependent on your kids. Be the adult. Work with your ex-husband and be respectful and formulate a way to take care of business together. How can you have any respect for yourself if this (what is above) is the story of your life? Look what you are putting your kids through. They didn’t ask for any of this, and it’s not their job to make money for you. Thank god my parents were mediocre – because I will never have the above as my life.
I’m disgusted. All this trash about the family is going to be around FOREVER. These kids will never escape the tabloid mess and trumped up drama their parents purposely created and continue to create for money. What idiots.

CountMeOut said...

The unemployed mom shells out approximately $500,000 a year for two housekeepers, two nannies, an assistant and a body guard. Plus, another $500,000 to keep all eight of her children in private school.
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These numbers are way too high. Even if she paid Steve $200K/year, she's not paying nannies and housekeepers 60K/yr each...not in PA, anyway. And there's no way that a PA private school is $50K/yr per student for elementary school.

BB Tito said...

She also lives in rural PA. I doubt she's paying more than each nanny 60k. The same for housekeepers too. These are way inflated salaries. She must pay a lot for Steve but I'm sure TLC pays for that.

ratherbkayaking said...

The grifting will go on, but some clever person capitalized on Kate's lack of intelligence and her poor choice of manager....

http://www.dotweekly.com/kate-gosselin-launches-new-website-kateplusmy8-com/

Lancaster County Parent said...

You can't always trust the internet. The school says tuition is more like $15,000 per year per child. That isn't $5,000 per month per child

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I had to laugh when I read that it was reported that she pays %500,000 a year for school tuition. It is absolutely false. There is a different tuition rate depending on the grade. The total per year for the younger kids is 15,900 per child; the twins, 18,900 per child per year. Grand total, $133,200.00 for all of them per year. It gets more expensive with each grade, but still nowhere near the figure that was reported. The highest cost is for juniors and seniors at $20,000 per year.

This is not just a wild stab based on something that someone said, or obtained on the internet. I'm looking at the tuition sheet right in front of me.

It is not mandatory that school uniforms must be purchased there. Kids may wear khakis, white polo shirts, skirts, shorts, as long as they conform to the dress code, in the correct color. All of those can be purchased at Old Navy, Penneys, Sears, or even KMart. She's not paying $50 or more per uniform per child (unless she chooses to do so).

Jenny O said...

I grew up in a family of 8 kids too; and only one income, which was my dad's. I know times were different when I was growing up, but it still required some serious budgeting and planning in order to make ends meet. Maybe I didn't have "the best" or "the fanciest" of things; yet I look back with only fondness and good memories on my childhood. All of us knew we were loved and wanted and cared for, and that our parents loved not only us but each other. That's priceless. Neither of my parents expected (or really wanted) handouts from others, or someone to come along to make our lives easier. That's what I find so disgusting about Kate and her whining now about how she and the kids are accustomed to a certain lifestyle and her belief that she should always and forever enjoy the lap of luxury. No Kate - you never deserved it to begin with; and you don't deserve it now. I'm glad that Jon seems to have found a measure of peace and happiness at last; and I hope the children can find that as well and see Jon as a good example of enjoying the little "mediocre" things in life rather than always searching for flash and dazzle.

Barbbe56 said...

O.K. I have to say I switched back and forth between 2 shows and one was this one. What I found so telling was how loving she was to the tups when they were babies/toddlers and her outbursts weren't as shrill as they are now, and in comparison how she is not a mother at all to them now. The kids did not seem unhappy at all when they were saying their good byes. The best thing for these children is if Kate gets a TV job and moves away from PA with her handler Steve and pays the bills to keep a roof over their heads while she is playing "star". Celebrity has definitely gone to her head. Gone is any semblance of a loving mother to all 8. She wants the best for Kate not the kids. Won't watch anything she is attached to. God Bless the Gosselin children....

Jenny O said...

She must pay a lot for Steve but I'm sure TLC pays for that.
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Maybe TLC was footing the bill for Steve the Pill, but not no more. Kate will have to find the funds for that in her empty purse, but since Steve carries it anyway, he can root around in there for his salary himself.

zoeyrs said...

So she replaced the c-section scar with a tummy tuck scar. She has scars. We've all seen them in the bikini pictures.

Another Lancaster County parent said...

Lancaster County Parent said...

You can't always trust the internet. The school says tuition is more like $15,000 per year per child. That isn't $5,000 per month per child

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I had to laugh when I read that it was reported that she pays %500,000 a year for school tuition. It is absolutely false. There is a different tuition rate depending on the grade. The total per year for the younger kids is 15,900 per child; the twins, 18,900 per child per year. Grand total, $133,200.00 for all of them per year. It gets more expensive with each grade, but still nowhere near the figure that was reported. The highest cost is for juniors and seniors at $20,000 per year.

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The Gosselins may be paying even less.

We are also an area "rainbow" family and were told as our oldest was getting ready to start kindergarten several years ago that the school was offering half-scholarships for children of color in the interest of diversity.


I don't know if that program is still in place.

Shoka's Understudy said...

The Beat goes on! for kate the grifter gosselin!

I looked up the lyrics to the Beat Goes On by Sonny and Cher and it was funny, could do a parody about kate.

They are talking about kate's team, i would assummish haha that would be the Steve the brains Neild, that they copyrighted Kateplusmy8.com and not Kateplusmyeight.com and now it is a fake sight.

As a parent, I would not want my kids on any media being expolited again, now on a website for all the world to see.

I wonder if Jon could get a cease and desist order. There is no way I would have that. If she wants a website with her only, that is great, go for it.

But, not the kids!

Deena said...

Kate could not have made Jon look like the better parent if she had tried! These last comments about a "mediocre" life and the digs she gave on the finale last night, along with all of the other digs she consistently makes about Jon make her look absolutely bitter and materialistic! I have never believed that Jon was anything but an extremely young man who couldnt take her abuse and control/anger issues and insecurities anymore. He made some mistakes, but overall the man has been sweet, loving to the children and relaxed, never abandoned them, and always tried to do the right thing by them. Kate talks like he is the scum of the earth and that is shameful to do publicly about the father of your children. On the finale they showed clips of when they were married and it was heartbreaking because you could literally see the love tht Jon truly had for K8 in his eyes and the way he responded to her. She says that the marriage would have ended anyway,and she was right....she is one who couldnt stay married because her baggage and issues always were causing problems. Sooo sad! Her root issues that cause her to crave the cameras and money appear to stem back to being ashamed somehow for living in a trailer park. She needs therapy to be at peace and find real happiness that has nothing to do with material things and a lavish lifestyle. I think there is a good heart underneath it all and it is obvious that she also loves her children, but she is also sooo insecure that she is buying into perfectionism and an illusion. Jon has his head on straight and she acts so bitter about that. I have often thought she was somehow jealous of Jon deep down because he doesnt have to PROVE anything and she always is trying to prove how perfect and wonderful she is. Then when it backfires on her, she always says how she is only human and brushes off her behaviors as though she is shocked that she acts out the way she does, however, she never gives Jon that same "grace". I can only imagine what Jon would say about her if was that kind of person, but thankfully he is a REAL MAN who respects the mother of his children and wont ever tell. I hope the cameras shut off permanantly for her own sake and for the sake of the children.

Mary said...

Yes, I see your point. However, with no new income coming in from TLC or other sources besides John, her lifestyle will need to change. How about the home which is over a million. Do you believe this has been paid for or is there a mortgage. In addition, taxes alone on this home would be substantial.

Kate would need to have a steady income to continue to live as she has. Security for Steve more than likely is in the six figure range.

elspeth said...
You can't always trust the internet. The school says tuition is more like $15,000 per year per child. That isn't $5,000 per month per child. Kate buys the kids' clothes at Old Navy so the "uniforms" don't cost that much. Someone either didn't fact check or decided to exaggerate perhaps?

mom in texas said...

As a disclaimer I did not watch the finale nor have I watched most of the Kate (oh yeah and the +8) series. I no longer watched when the kids stop being the focal point of the show. However I was an avid watcher of the original specials and subsequent series Jon and Kate plus 8. My family and I never missed an episode because we found this family endearing and their "struggles" seemed relatable. Once the fame monster took over and Kate became her narcissistic true self I no longer cared for the show. To go back and watch this family from the past episodes, it's like watching a whole different person in Kate. She was a likable, normal mother. I would have never imagined that she would become the shrewd, entitled witch that she has. The fact that she called having a "regular job" mediocre makes me once again question this woman's sanity. It was like a slap in the face to all of us moms who do what we can, how we can, without a TLC show.

I came across the episode where the separation was announced and I saw the visible change in Jon, his rejection of the media and the limelight. I also saw Kate's reaction to his frustration and it was like "get over it".

I hope Kate goes away from TV for good and becomes the mom that her kids desperately need.

Anonymous said...

If only Kate will stop long enough and get off the fame ride and ask herself,"where are any of my original family and friends" before she was more worried about her hair, make up and status quo. They are not there Kate, because your neverending quest for the "better life" went to your head and you are so out of touch with reality, a mediocre life to you is actually "living" without the reality show. Keep it up and you will have nothing but regrets when you those kids are no longer your meal ticket. Great concept on the original show but you let it get out of control because you HAD to be in control ALL the time. You have stated several times that the show captured you for 20 minutes of less than desirable Mommy control but anytime you open you mouth, the only control you seem to have is is inserting your foot in your mouth.

Rose said...

Kate's comment in the new People article was very telling: "Give the kids a break. That's fine. Check back in with us when they're teenagers." At the very least, when Cara and Mady turn 13 in a couple of years, TLC will air a television special. Ratings will go up a little, solely because people are interested to check in with the kids, see what they look like and what they're doing, and all that. Then TLC will try to pitch a "Kate Plus 8: The Teen Years" show, and ratings will plummet again once Kate starts in with her screeching and squawking, or when the adolescent kids' attitudes inevitably wear thin. Then another emotional "finale", complete with the same old go-to clips of "Daddies have wieners" and "Hannah pooped in Hannah's underwears"...clips that will absolutely mortify the sextuplets (who will be about 9 years old and possibly upgrade to "the kindergartners" in Kate's eyes), but hey, anything to keep Mommy in the limelight, right? Kate will whine about how it all ended too soon and how incredibly hard it is being her children's mother. Things will die down again, and then boom, the tups will be turning 13, and it all starts all over again. Yes, TLC will try to squeeze Kate back in every time the kids reach a big milestone, and if they have anything to do with it, the circus will never stop.

At this point, all we can do is pray for those poor kids. Pray that they will somehow turn out okay. The twins are the ones I worry about the most. I fear that Mady will take on all the drama and theatrics that Kate has displayed and will never know the difference between what's real and fake. Then there's Cara, who, like her dad, may be prone to holding everything in until she finally explodes...and of course, the media will be right there to document and milk it at her expense, because of course, the media never cares about any of these kids. All they care about is their story and how much they can profit from it.

It's tragic because I think Cara and Mady are good kids, and certainly very impressionable right now. All eight of those kids are beautiful, sweet, and above all, still so young. Apparently, their mother thinks they deserve everything money can buy, but they don't deserve what little chance they might still have of a somewhat normal life. If Kate kissed it all good-bye tomorrow and resolved to build a quieter, more modest future for herself and the children, they might never reach the point where nobody pointed them out or recognized them, but that's not the point. The point is that little by little, things would start calming down, and they would all be just fine. Too bad Kate doesn't want to put in the work to do that. Too bad she drones on and on about how "I'll always fight for my kids", but she won't fight for what really matters for them.

Anonymous said...

"Jon may be acceptive of mediocre for his kids," she countered.

She has proven, among many things, that she is illiterate. "acceptive"? .. and I think the word here would be mediocrity. Gawd she is as dull as dishwater, in addition to being deluded. She has lost the plot if she thinks she has anything to offer the viewing public. Um hello? They were watching the little kids, lady, not you.

Lancaster County Parent said...

Another Lancaster County parent said...

Lancaster County Parent said...

You can't always trust the internet. The school says tuition is more like $15,000 per year per child. That isn't $5,000 per month per child

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Sorry - I didn't say that. It was Elsbeth. I provided the figures from the tuition rate list:
The total per year for the younger kids is 15,900 per child; the twins, 18,900 per child per year. Grand total, $133,200.00 for all of them per year. It gets more expensive with each grade, but still nowhere near the figure that was reported. The highest cost is for juniors and seniors at $20,000 per year.

Whether they are getting discounts for whatever reason, I don't know. Financial matters and special rates aren't a matter of public record, nor should they be. In fact, unless one student tells another student that he/she is receiving financial aid, it is not disclosed.

irish wonder said...

Regardless of whether the cost of the private school is around 135K a year vs 500K.

The money is spent!

That 135K could have been saved and invested.

They have been in private school for a couple of years, so figure 270K for private school.

That money if they lived moderately would have lasted for a few years.

The point is Kate spends and spends. Now the gravy train has stopped.

Good luck Kate you're going to need it.

ncgirl said...

I started watching the show from the start and thought the babies were cute. Kate was annoying but not too bad. But as her fame grew and her book tour took off, she was changing. The changes were subtle. There were physical changes, but she seemed to be getting an ego from all the attention.

Jon did stupid things. Unfortunately Kate's PR team took off with it, and Kate got more attention on the View and DWTS. But Jon calmed down, got a job, and a girlfriend. Kate kept pushing the show and her fame. Things started to go downhill for her after the Palin show. Kate plus 8 was losing viewers because of the fancy vacations and Kate's personality. I've never watched Kate plus 8. When the show started coming on, I just couldn't watch Kate anymore.

This is was the first site I found that questioned what the Gosselins were doing. There have been so many insightful posts over the years. I wish Jon and the children the best of luck. With her narcissism, I don't see Kate settling for "mediocre" any time soon.

MossHill said...

I screamed with laughter when I saw this one ...

"Gosselin threatens to return plus 8"

http://www.philly.com/philly/news/local/20110913_Tattle__Gosselin_threatens_to_return_plus_8.html

Brummygirl said...

EllaBeanie said:

If TLC hadn't stumbled upon you, how on earth were you and Jon planning to pay for those 8 kids anyway?
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T.L.C. did not stumble upon Kate, in her own words, she masterminds everything and this was the biggest plan she undertook.

Anonymous said...

The sad thing about all of this is at the height of the show when Jon wanted to quit, Kate could have branched out Martha Stewartish way and people would have accepted it. She would have maintained her tv appearance need and the kids could have been pulled off tv. It would have been a win win situation. I wonder why she didn't create a brand? Did TLC control that as well?

Jennifer in Doylestown said...

I don't agree with all the praises of Jon. The only reason he's settled down with a girlfriend and a "mediocre" job is because he lost to TLC in court, lost to Kate in court, couldn't find a media sponsor, and blew through all his money doing the above along with indulging his irresponsible, immature, hedonistic urges. The only reason he comes out against having his kids on TV is because the money would all go to Kate and none to him. I truly believe if TLC had offered him to do "Jon + 8" show in parallel to "Kate + 8", those kids would have been in front of the cameras twice as much in the last 2 seasons. And I believe his so-called epiphany is merely sour grapes, and if TLC offered him Jon + 8 tomorrow he'd snap at it in an instant.

I agree that Jon has a much less grating and offensive personality than Kate, and that he's much more affectionate and compassionate with the kids, and they probably feel relieved from the tension they must be under when Kate is around. For the last reason alone, I'm willing to forgive him his antics prior to the divorce, even though they will remain in the public record to haunt his kids forever. But I won't go so far as to think Jon's basic, underlying nature has suddenly done a 180.

PeanutBellies said...

Sitting here reading all these posts, I have a question:

Can Kate put the kids on a new tv program without Jon's permission? I know there was question of this when they got divorced, but that was something more of they were already in contract with TLC and had already given his permission in that instance. Is it possible that now he could prevent them from being on tv?

I had another question but now I've forgotten it.

Leigh Ann said...

This story is really good.

http://www.philly.com/philly/blogs/dave_on_demand/Kate-Gosselins-poison-kiss-goodbye.html

I love the lead.

living and loving a mediocre life said...

peanutbellies:
"Can Kate put the kids on a new tv program without Jon's permission? "
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Maybe....hopefully...


"Jon Gosselin talked to RumorFix.com about the possibility of his children reappearing on television. “They won’t be on TV, I’m telling you that. I have joint legal custody and I won’t sign for them.” Jon explains he’s legally taken Kate to court to try to get the kids off television, but obviously he’s been unsuccessful so far. It is unclear how his parental rights would prevent the kids from reappearing on television in the future, but he seems adamant in his preference to keep them off TV."

Mamie said...

Realistically, everything that Posters offer as help just goes into "thin air" as Kate is addicted to her life style due to being addicted to being on a reality show which provided all the extras.

She may have the money to live a year or more the way she wants, while she pursues "another gig" but again, she has real fear.

As long as she refuses to step away from the limelight, she will do anything to stay in TV, on TV, gossiped about in the media.

This is not over for those children.

What we have to understand is Kate does not know how to take care of her 8 children by herself without help. She has not done it.

I fear for her behavior.

Jon has to stop reacting in the media; it keeps his kids in the limelight.He needs to extend an olive branch and be there, out of the limelight, for his kids.

It is a real mess. As long as Steve, the PR rep she has and others stay and encourage her, they are just draining her money which will make "getting back to a normal life" impossible.

The View today openly criticized Kate, even B. W. It is all very sad.

People around her should truly tell her the truth "it is over for now" start saving your money.

Very sad.

Mamie said...

The sad thing about all of this is at the height of the show when Jon wanted to quit, Kate could have branched out Martha Stewartish way and people would have accepted it.

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We are not speaking of someone who is as smart as that. She is a reality TV junkie wanna be Hollywoodite.

She believed whatever TLC was selling due to her fear of having to go back to a mediocre(sp) life.

NoMoreTrips said...

So the kids are sad that there won't be any more trips? How about being thankful for all the trips they have been on!! I have 4 kids, we have never been to Disney, the Outer Banks, etc., etc., etc. My youngest is 17, so we most likely never will. We did go on vacations to see cousins and went camping. My kids were thrilled with those trips. I cannot believe the 8 are not grateful for all the perks they have gotten. AMAZING! They are certainly old enough to appreciate these things. Of course, they have no example to follow!

Paula said...

living and loving a mediocre life said...
"Jon Gosselin talked to RumorFix.com about the possibility of his children reappearing on television. “They won’t be on TV, I’m telling you that. I have joint legal custody and I won’t sign for them.” Jon explains he’s legally taken Kate to court to try to get the kids off television, but obviously he’s been unsuccessful so far. It is unclear how his parental rights would prevent the kids from reappearing on television in the future, but he seems adamant in his preference to keep them off TV."


It's great for the kids if he does want to keep them off TV, but if his signature is truly needed for future TV appearances of the kids, no doubt they'll be offering Jon money for it. Then we'll see if he's really the stand-up guy he claims he is, or the same old greedy Jon.

MabelD said...

Lead-Foot Kate Gosselin Cited Twice Since July

Fox 29 has learned that Reading, Pa.-area reality TV mom Kate Gosselin has been cited twice since July for traffic offenses, including an incident where she was driving 88 miles per hour.

Traffic court dockets show Gosselin, cited under her legal name Katie I. Gosselin, was pulled over by Pennsylvania state police on Sept. 11, 2011 in South Londonderry Township in Lebanon County.

She was charged under a statute regulating roadways. That case is still pending and Gosselin received a traffic citation.

On August 9th, Katie I. Gosselin was pulled over by state police in Brecknock Township in Lancaster County. She was charged with driving 88 miles per hour in a 65 mile per hour zone.

That case was settled with a guilty plea in court and Gosselin was not present at the hearing. She paid fines of about $164.00.

There were no details on passengers in Gosselin's vehicle in the two recent incidents.

Gosselin has two other traffic citations since 2009.

On Feb. 26, 2010, Katie I. Gosselin was pulled over by state police based in Gettysburg after she was speeding at 73 miles per hour in a 55-mph zone.

That case was also settled with a fine of about $155.

On Oct. 30, 2009, Katie I. Gosselin was cited for an incident related to obedience to traffic control devices in Adams County. She pled guilty and paid another fine.

The last two incidents were documented on Web sites like TMZ.

more…
http://www.myfoxphilly.com/dpp/entertainment/kate-gosselin-cited-twice-since-july-091411

Legally Blonde said...

peanutbellies:
"Can Kate put the kids on a new tv program without Jon's permission? "

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He couldn't keep them off television before because Kate was under contract. To keep them off would mean a breach of contract and the judge knew that. This is why Jon's plea for them not to be taken out of school for the Australia trip was denied.

It's a whole different ballgame, and his chances in court are much better. It will be interesting to watch it unfold.

Shoka's Understudy said...

My goodness, kate. 88 mph in a 65? Please don't wreck and kill yourself. Your children do not need that trauma on top of them after the trauma of being forced to work and film for the last 6 years.

There is a dead man's curve near your home, with a speed limit of, I think 20 mph.

Please slow down for your kids.

ncgirl said...

"I wonder why she didn't create a brand?"

She has tried several things and failed. When the separation news got out, she was supposed to launch a Walmart clothing line for children and a cookbook. They didn't happen even though a few people reported seeing the clothes.

She also had a chance with a talk show that didn't work out with Paula Deen. One woman involved with the project Rene Syler even wrote about how difficult Kate was. Kate's personality has really hurt her brand, but she doesn't think she needs to change.

JLR1952 said...

Reality tv was made for people like Kate. Who else but her would air their OCD personality in public? If I were her I would be embarassed for anyone to see me act as she does! I think she always felt entitled to more. She didn't get it as a kid, no fancy trips,etc... This is all about her, the kids just happened to come along. Jon is right, she is wrong. Many so called "reality stars" are finding out it isn't a real career at all and it can lead to alot of misery.

hannah said...

I wonder if Kate next show will be cops.

Exhausted said...

It's interesting to see the media turn against Kate now that she's no longer under TLC's protective cover. It seems like her people kept a lot of bad things from seeing the light, but now, it's anything goes... She needs to learn about consequences instead of acting like a maniac and having a team of people try to cover it up.

barbee said...

there was a comment about the kids being sad that there will be no more trips and said they really should have just been happy for what they had already been able to do in so short a time and that it was because they had no example to follow. Actually, they had an example (albeit, a bad one) and they are following it perfectly as taught. She has never been grateful for anything they were given (as in 'her' reality, it was all 'due' her) and sadly the kids have her sense of entitlement.

For Mady having been the one to most vocally and visually react against the filming, she has turned into the most obnoxious to watch with her constant overreacting, attention calling, hammed up actions on camera (ummm, sort of ummm, like her mother, could we say?). So now kate is saying Mady wants to be in 'the business', however when asked what she'd like to do the answer was be an animal doctor.

Pamela Jaye said...

I didn't read a lot of comments (and I don't come here a lot anymore) but I was just reading one and something struck me:

All the shows, lately, especially morning and late night "news" shows, want feedback on every little thing, via twitter. I suppose it's possible (even probable) that all of you tweeted your little hearts out to the Today show (not Kate - she has no hope of listening to anything that is not praise) and let them know what you think of their promotion of this women who calls us mediocre.
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Just a thought. Someone has previously had this one before.
I just remembered how "hooked on "your comments"" they all are today. As if they have no news to report and must make something up. It used to be polls they had someone conduct but now they just say tweet us.

I do hope that Jon is not impeded by any more judges in his word that they will "never again" be on TV. (though really, someday when they are 30ish, I'd love to see them once, as with an old article I read - the Kienast Quints turn 30. I was totally unaware their father had committed suicide cause he could not support his family. Kate would probably say - you see?? but that's hardly the position she is in. She's probably off having her nails done while making the kids sleep in a tent in the yard and fining them for taking food for the fridge because they are so "broke."

As for Daughter of NPD Mom - Oh boy do I understand. I remember asking my mother when she was getting divorced (she screamed at me, which is how I remember - but she was the one who was not NPD). I remember standing in doorways to talk to my Mom, reading to flee to my room the moment my father got home. I never wished he would die - I just wanted him to Go Away. Yup, that would have been Relief.

Jenny O said...

I wonder what the laws are in PA regarding how many traffic violations you can get before they will suspend your license. Sounds like Kate has at least four traffic violations since 2009, two or three of them for speeds in excess of 65 mph.

No wonder she has legal fees!

Dumb People, Dumber Network said...

A list of how differently this saga could have gone had Jon, Kate, and TLC had a brain:

1) Don’t go nuts or turn psychotic. Be gratefuland save your $. Set ground rules about stability for the kids.

2) Speaking engagements @ charity drives for neonatal units and any cause related to their “fame”.

3) Film mostly daily lives. Outside of that, accept spokesperson deals for such causes and involve the kids (kids learn to give back, show has something to film, funds are raised, travels are had, and harder to fault someone for being charitable on tv with their kids). Motto : We are fortunate to have this show right now, the least we can do is use it to help those who aren’t as lucky.

4) Slowly brand yourselves as the kids age to shift the focus from them to “the situation”. Affordable clothing, healthy foods, help tips for parents of multiples, infertile couples, etc.

5) End the show positively when they start school, earnestly thanking the public for their support and promising to pay it forward.

6) Redirect any fame towards new brand, which is being craved because the world now relates to you and misses you.

7) Enjoy humbly, and periodically provide brief updates if the kids are in “agreeance” with it.

cossysmom said...

"I wonder why she didn't create a brand?"

she could have been sitting pretty with a brand,as could the children, but her greed and personality took over. A normal person would have worked that possibility and socked away money while the brand was hot. This all fell apart around the time of the mansion and the divorce. People began to see her true colors and that was the end of any interest in a Gosselin brand.

O-Hi-O said...

Looks like Our Little Katie drives every bit as well as she dances. Only faster.

What a Loser.

barnaby said...

Her appearance on "Dancing with the Stars" totally destroyed any opportunity to create a positive new brand.

She was exposed on live national television as a lazy, manipulative, whiny and talentless woman. She wanted to rebrand herself without the kids and husband. Well, she did and it isn't pretty.

Broke said...

Doesn't getting tickets for moving violations mean Points against your driver's license?

Doesn't that also mean a Real spike in your Automobile Insurance?

Doesn't that also mean a Real spike in your Driving any vehicle you own, which is 3 (I think) and all the vehicles insurance goes sky high?

How in the world do you live within your means when she doesn't know what her means is.

Has she ever had to pay the medical,dental,eyes,homeowner's insurance,life insurance and the automobile insurance, all of these had to create a nice hole in the income of Kate when TLC stops paying.

Then you think about the grass? Which landscape company mows that?

Which Security System does she use in her house which TLC use to cover.

Electric and Gas are sky high.

Plus add the so called live in helpers, the laudress, the groceries, haircuts for kids (she could be doing this herself since most have a very easy cut, I learned).

OMG, I didn't even add the county and school taxes plus the federal taxes on income.

yep she is freaking out and desperate for work in TV probably why she is still hob knobing in NY and crying in interviews.

Only thing that will change in her life is not going first class but being like all of us, worrying about whether to get your gas tank in one vehicle filled all the way or just half full so you have some cash for the week.

PS I forgot the dry cleaners. Bet she has all her fancy clothes cleaned by outside dry cleaners.

PPS she should have stayed normal and worked hard to take care of her kids. Private school may be a thing of the past.

This is kind of like listening to someone who won a million dollars in a lottery talking about how hard it is to not have any more money isn't it?

Jenny O said...

This is kind of like listening to someone who won a million dollars in a lottery talking about how hard it is to not have any more money isn't it?
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Exactly! I occasionally buy a quick pick Lotto ticket here and there, but I'd probably freak out if I actually won some money. Goodness knows, I would at least make an effort to put half the winnings aside in something safe and conservative, with the idea that I will live off that money for the foreseeable future. I wouldn't quit my day job, because I happen to enjoy the work I do. However, I'd definitely cut back the hours and take more vacations.

Kate really thinks that somehow, some way, she'll be able to continue at the same level of income. I wonder what's going to happen when she's starts getting dunning notices from the bank, or the lender/leasing company on her cars, or from the school telling her tuition is overdue?

Ellie said...

The grift will continue forever, sadly. Whether it is speaking engagements, books, mag articles, talk show appearances, specials or the ever dreaded having her kids do tv or commercials or something. She should go back to being a nurse but thatll never happen. The show was quite endearing the first year when they were a real family trying to make ends meet and the kids were small, not takinge the huge tantrums we see now. The show now is a monstrosity and a disgrace.

Chilly In PA said...

I wonder what's going to happen when she's starts getting dunning notices from the bank, or the lender/leasing company on her cars, or from the school telling her tuition is overdue?
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It was reported that she had 11 different bank accounts and was switching money around (at the time of divorce), so if those notices come, she'll just go on to the next account. She traded one SUV on another SUV and a sports car, so I doubt if she took out any financing on them, and they are not on lease; and the tuition is due at the beginning of the school year, so that's paid for.

She's not poor. She has it hoarded somewhere and is just crying poverty because it's what she does - begs for sympathy to get attention.

StillDisgustedinTX said...

Kate will take advantage of anyone she can as long as she can. She's a bully and a con artist who will manipulate anyone she can for as long as she can. This is what is so disturbing about her. Recall the statement she made to the rafting guide, which I still cannot get past.

it speaks volumes about kate the bully.....and so here is what happened. as jamie's boat was passing kate's in the river, they were shouting out that they were the party boat and kate was stuck on the boring boat. kate responded "that's because you stick me with the preschoolers." The guide quickly interjected to kate "i thought you chose the children to come with you?" Brace yourself for this reply, because it speaks volumes about kate the bully: "i did because they're the youngest and they're the most defenseless."

thoughts anyone???????

She confessed with this one statement that she is a child abuser—she will do whatever she can and abuse them in every way possible for as long as she can get away with it. She insults their intelligence and will continue to disrespect them (and anyone and everyone else for that matter) and bully them until they can defend themselves or someone else intervenes.

Why is everyone so afraid of her? Seriously, there is no reason for anyone to be afraid of this ignorant bully who cannot complete a sentence without creating her own word that confirms how fool-ish she is. (Yes, pun intended by my using a real word that ends in –ish”)

Still not a fan said...

She should not go back to nursing. I think she hated on patients.

Did you ever look at the film footage on youtube of Kate and the kids running to the beach in NC? She was built like a refrigerator and she was running faster than the little kids, not looking back to make sure all the kids were safe behind her. I mean she could have been a full back for a football team. Bald Eagle, NC? Their memory place or some nutty name she gave it as they visited 2 yrs straight.

After she had the tups, she looked nice, then good, even before the tummy tuck, we didn't know she had that extra skin hanging, but she put it out there so everyone could see.

Now she is skin and bone like anorexic and over exercising. That is all a sickness.

Now we got us a manequin trying for a size 0.

Did I not notice that Steve really acted like he was her underling on that RV show. She was the boss, not him. He didn't sound like he was in charge of anything and she made him come in the RV to talk, not in front of the cameras, yelling like she use to do to Jon, ordering and yelling.

Steve should be leaving soon as the money is gone, which will be sooner than we think.

Heard the NY Housewives fired all the older housewives, 3 of them, maybe Kate will be on Bravo as one of the Housewives? Her in NY, they will eat her alive, hope that happens.

Brummygirl said...

I can see it now, a last ditch effort to stay in the limelight.

Kate has *hitched her wagon*, not a luxury R.V. this time, but an honest to goodness Gypsy Caravan.
She tours the circus route with her *8 Amazing Gosselins*..."Come see, come see my pretties, $20 and a coupon gets you a photo op with me, the greatest star ever to grace the Big Top.
See Steve, the wonder purseboy as he handles twenty at once and walks the tightrope....oops don't drop my Gucci bag, it has my 14 pink phones in it along with a stack of unpaid bills! DIDYA HEAR ME STEVE? Lordy be, some people just do not know how to help me.
Come buy our c.d.'s "A grifter's life in 60 episodes" plus an extra c.d., "Getting rid of the chaff"!!
See me reprise my greatest dance, PAP, PAP, PAPPAPARAZZI.
Roll up, roll up, *Come and Git Your Popcorn"...Great Granny's recipe currently appearing in my latest cook book.."A Little Plagerism Is In The Mix!"
And now,(DRUM ROLL) my *8 Little Wonders* will perform for you to the tune of "If I HAD A HAMMER." The donation tin is right here, should any of you mediocre people care to give to our struggling family... sticky notes with my face printed on them and *Bible Quotes* are free with a minimum donation of $30.

The Cats Meow said...

She confessed with this one statement that she is a child abuser—she will do whatever she can and abuse them in every way possible for as long as she can get away with it.

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How does saying that the kids are the youngest and they're the most defenseless speak volumes about Kate being a bully and a child abuser? It was just a matter-of-fact statement. They ARE the youngest and most defenseless. I took it to mean that since they were so young, they needed a parent to be with them on the water to make sure that they behaved and didn't do anything dangerous (like standing up, leaning over, etc). If they were my children, I would want to be with the youngest one for that very reason.

Carol in PA said...

BrummyGirl, you hit the nail on the head. That was so good and I wouldn't be surprised if WHEN she reads that, she might just join the circus. LOL
What an idea!!

Great job, Brummygirl.

Brummygirl said...

Oops, I spelt plagiarism wrongly.
I do not want to be mistaken for a Sheeple!! :)

Guarding The Boobies said...

Did I not notice that Steve really acted like he was her underling on that RV show. She was the boss, not him.

)))))

At that point, Steve was a paid employee. They were not equals, nor was he the boss. However, when she asked him to do something about the guy taking pictures, he point blank refused. He was not an underling then. You could see it bugged the daylights out of her, but there was nothing she could do. I really don't think that he puts up with too much of her crap.

Anonymous said...

I think people lost interest when it went from an ordinary family coping with 8 children to a fashion show for Kate. When she started strutting around in bikinis, wearing shorts with high heels, and walking around a busy airport with 3-4 inch heels with 8 kids in tow is when I lost interest. You could tell it was a vehicle for her to sell herself. It was a nice family that is now split due to the show. She says otherwise, but I do not believe it. No more freebees such as a new kitchen, play houses, numerous trips, etc. She does not have to live in a 1.3 million dollar house either.

Anitia Coffee said...

Hi all,

Its been a while since I've been on here - good bo be back!

It was totally disgusting to hear the "mediocre" comment. What a slap in the face to the "normal" people who provide for their families. Kids NEED food, water, love, guidance, and shelter. No child NEEDS fancy trips, a museum to live in - Heaven forbid they make a mess in it, other than in th designated kids room - the basement.

Does Miss Kate think she is actually the only woman on the planet - or even in the history of the world - who has ever had to raise 8 kids by "herself"????

My parents raised 5 kids, on a schoolteacher's salary - and we all turned out happy and well adjusted. We did not have fancy trips - vacations were to Grandma's - clothes were hand-me-downs - that was fine. Home. Mediocre.

What I got from my upbringing was a strong sense of family, and how to live within my means. Luckily, I am able to stay at home with my kids. We have a 1800 sf house, do not go on fancy trips, I get my kids' clothes from Target or stuff my nephew's have outgrown, we don't have a big screen tv, and my kids are happy.

Kate, Kate, Kate, what do I say. I really hope you can get your stuff together, seek professional help - psychological, not cleaning, babysitting, vacation planning or another plastic surgery - and spend time with your kids. Sell the Audi and pay for gymnastic classes. Sell the museum/house and all the fancy stuff, invest in college funds, and just be a mom. Give your kids a hug and a kiss, tell them you love them. Be there for them.

Ah, whats the use - she never will.

Well, lunchtime - time to make my kids a mediocre lunch, have a mediocre game of catch in the mediocre back yard, and clean my mediocre house.

God bless, everyone.

Lead Belly Sings Good Night Irene said...

Last night I saw a home organizing tip on TLC brought to us by our friends at Lowes featuring the grifter. It was old footage as the kids looked to be about 3 or 4 and she had the skinned muskrat hairdo. She was showing us how to hang up clothes. Imagine. You learn something new every day.

Was this an old ad or is this a hint from TLC that something is in the works for her? I hope not. Did she not have a show all about the organizing ladies coming in to clean her basement and storage because she did not have a clue?

Real Single Mother said...

Poor Cara has to sit there looking at the camera and thank the viewing public for making their trips possible?

Her mother is wackier than I thought.
Is that how Kate got those kids to allow filming? She told them they wouldn't eat, have that house, go to their schools if they didn't continue with filming reality tv?

I felt so sorry for Cara. What a number Kate has done on those kids. Jon too. He did it for 4 or 5 years, by the time he wanted out, it was too late for Kate. She was too far into the good life. Sad.

Guess this will be a case studied about reality tv The Gosselins. We will know everytime one of those kids gets kicked out of school, when they are no longer pure as the driven snow, their pitfalls in life will always be public.

That is what these 8 kids were signed onto to TLC for. The rest of their lives will be public. It will never go away.

Jenny O said...

Well, lunchtime - time to make my kids a mediocre lunch, have a mediocre game of catch in the mediocre back yard, and clean my mediocre house.
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I'm thinking of doing a new needlepoint: "God Bless this Mediocre House!"

Kate (and Steve) are both so clueless as to think the majority of viewers are going to feel any sympathy just because Kate and the children will now have to lead "normal, mediocre" lives. Oh boo hoo!

And I say again to any TLC employees paid to lurk here: You lost me as a viewer forever. Not just Kate Plus 8, but all TLC shows are now banned in my household. I'm far from the only one who has removed your channel from their line up. Hope it was worth it to you to pay Kate and her purse-whipped boy all that money, just to lose once loyal viewers. Way to go!

Shoka's Understudy said...

Jennie O, make that mediocre needlepoint and send it to kate so she can hang it up in her mediocre house. lol

She is so stupid! Her house is very mediocre compared to Candy Spelling's old house. The multi-billionaire CEO of Formula 1 racing bought Candy Spelling's old house for his daughter Petra who is in her early 20's for $150 million dollars!

It even has a room devoted to just wrapping gifts. Remember, the organizers that came to the basement and she made kate a wrapping station and kate flipped out and said, I never wrap gifts down here in the basement.

That poor woman looked horrified, as one of the girl tups was screaming her lungs out and kate just kept rambling and didn't even go and check to see what was going on! I would of ran like crazy up those stairs to see what was going on!

Crazy!

Can't See Sheep said...

LOL Brummygirl!!!!

Absolutely the grift will probably go for the rest of k8's life, it's a part of her being like breathing. She has never had any intention on spending any of the money she thinks of as hers on her children. She has always done her best to spend everyone else's money on the children. It'd be nice if she got a grip & realized that parents spend their money on their families, but that's not likely to happen until she has no other choice. The kids will probably have their own jobs as soon as possible & bet no job will be too menial for them so long as it keeps her from spending "her" money on them. She'll get the sheeple to send her gift cards & spend their money on the children.

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

I would like to bet that the person that suggested the "mediocre" slam against Jon is catching h*ll for it all day long. Could that person be Steve who slammed Jon around the same time with the "useless" statement? The vindictiveness of K8 and Steve is jealousy, pure and simple.

hannah said...

Now, she says she wont miss the fame.Paps wont leave her alone. wth

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/09/19/kate-gosselin-plus-8-cancelled-fame-money_n_969624.html

MichelleT said...

Whether you love or hate her, this should make you chuckle. There's truth in comedy, Kate.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ztgO814qZvA

RiseandShine said...

Why do I still feel shock and dismay at the things she says?
Mediocre? Really?
Just when I think I couldn't feel any worse for those kids than I already so, something else comes along.
It's so sad to imagine what she means by "the best for my kids"
I imagine it's all in terms of material things and celebrity.
I think Daughter of a Narcissistic Mother pegged it. Kate's got a personality disorder and nothing short of the 911 call that she's had the nervous breakdown she's heading for will stop her.

Goodmom said...

According to her new website, Kate has magically become 5'10.5" tall, 120-124 pounds and a size 2 or 4.

Mary said...

Hi

People over on Twitter found out Kate is in LA. She went to emmys. Guessing she was at DWS last night and will be there tonight. I guess she was rejected by the view for a quick appearance. I am sure they will be other rejections. I saure she will be at DWS tonight and she will tried for the other shows. Kate does not know it yet but she is dead in Hollywood

Mary

O-Hi-O said...

re: K8G's lost 'celebrity': I laugh as I recall her excuse for continuining on with the filming that it was impossible to go back.

Looks to me like Kate's certain impossibility has happened. And it has happened with a whimper, not a bang. And with much gnashing of teeth on K8G's part, I'm sure.

I can only imagine her current desperate machinations to try to get that spotlight back on HER again. What WILL she do without all that attention???? Quick! Call the Wah!mbulance!

Brummygirl said...

hannah said...
Now, she says she wont miss the fame.Paps wont leave her alone. wth
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It is more like....."Chris, can you come over today and pretend to harass me? Gotta keep those photos going!!"

O-Hi-O said...

"According to her new website, Kate has magically become 5'10.5" tall, 120-124 pounds and a size 2 or 4."

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AND sports Double D boobs, thanks only to that magic bra of hers.

Uh huh.

Heel Thyself said...

"According to her new website, Kate has magically become 5'10.5" tall, 120-124 pounds and a size 2 or 4."

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She adds a disclaimer to the height. She says its 5'10.5" tall WITH HEELS...you have to keep reading!!

Shoka's Understudy said...

5'10 and 1/2 inches tall? hahaha

That has to be in her high heels! If she is that height, flat-footed, she would have towered over Jon.

I thought about her not going to the Emmys' this year when I saw Tony and Chyna dancing on DWTS.

Tony and Chyna danced wonderfully. Tony looked so relaxed and happy and he was really complementing Chyna, when in front of the judges, on not quite getting the steps and when she came back to practice the next day, she would get it every time. He was so proud and happy for her.

Tony, it is called being focused, determined, dedicated and committed.

On DWTS, kate was fake, uncooperative, dedicated to herself and her ego and needed to be committed.

Go Tony and Chyna!

Jenny O said...

She adds a disclaimer to the height. She says its 5'10.5" tall WITH HEELS...you have to keep reading!!
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With 5" heels?

Another thing... said...

People are sending her target gift cards?!

Are you freaking kidding me???

Yes, I think she blew through the money her children made her, but come on!!

If someone chooses to spend ....ohhh, $200,000 a year for years on end on NOTHING it is not random people of America who should be sending the gift cards to get by.

What the crap is going on here? How do the sheeple not get this? I'm outraged!

txmom said...

Geez...idiot goes to LA for a few days, off the radar...comes back home, now is "under the weather:..this to me, screams PLASTIC SURGERY.

I know this pathetic creature has to pay her kid's bills (her words, not mine), it is just irritating beyond belief what a grifter she is.

Can her followers be so pathetic, as to not know Kate doesn't care one iota for them? Do they REALLY think their queen would spend one second with them? give me a break. All this time, crying poor, then she runs off shopping, getting her hair done, and her poor minions are slashing their own budgets to send her gift cards and expired food. I don't know who is more pathetic, Kate or her followers.
Disgusting.

Mamie said...

I thought I saw her face on DWTS, no lights on her but she was sitting at one of those tables they have set up with 2 other women. She was behind the Kardashian mother.

Did anyone watch DWTS and when the Kardashian son was being judged, one of the K dgtrs screamed out the judge was wrong? Who the heck are these people, that they can upset a show in progress?


Just like Kate. Slinking her way to LA, very quiet, no kids with her, but I didn't see Steve in the audience, maybe he didn't want to face Tony.

BTW, nice that Tony has a nice partner this year.

Katie must have contacts to get into the Emmys and DWTS. See, she is not DONE YET.

Blonder the Dumber said...

This is all too funny. I mean, why does she think she could have a job in show business?

She gave birth to multiples and she and her husband had a reality show and they got divorced. She has a very bad temper. She changed her whole appearance.

Think Jaime was right "Kate thinks she is Angelina Jolie" but I think that body is taken.

If Kate were Angelina she would have to be charitable, is Kate able to do that? Angie doesn't even wear makeup or dye her hair when not in a movie.

Sicko Kate

Jenny O said...

Darn it - I already deleted DWTS from my DVR, so I can't go back and see if I can spot a momentary glimpse of Kate in the audience. Even if she was there, I don't recall the camera operator giving her any special treatment. They did flash to the young kid that was on last season (or the season before?) - from Cory in the House. He gave a big smile to the camera.

Of course, they panned to the contestants' family members/friends.

If Kate was there, she was given secondary seating - ha!

Anitia Coffee said...

I remember an ep, when they were in the old house, when she said something like "if you need to follow a recipe you're not a real cook...."

I guess that end any talk of a cookbook...

joke kate said...

she can travel for a few days and hire a nanny. but she is "broke" what a joke.

Veggie Tales said...

I remember an ep, when they were in the old house, when she said something like "if you need to follow a recipe you're not a real cook...."

I guess that end any talk of a cookbook...

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She did do a cookbook. Zondervan dumped it, allegedly because of copyrighted recipes/plagiarism.

Tizzie said...

Shoka's Understudy said...
Remember, the organizers that came to the basement
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I remember that episode. Kate thinks she is the queen of organization, yet they'd been in the house for almost a year before she organized the basement - and that was only because she had people helping her.

There were many boxes that were still to be unpacked, some of which had the kids' toys in them which should have been unpacked within the first couple of weeks after moving in.

I also thought that their current basement looks more like a large living room than a children's playroom because of the lack of toys in comparsion to their old house. They got rid of so much at the yard sale that the tups still used, and would have had plenty of room for at the new house.

Heel Thyself said...

She adds a disclaimer to the height. She says its 5'10.5" tall WITH HEELS...you have to keep reading!!
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With 5" heels?

No. 4-inch heels...

She said:

1. How tall are you?

I am 5’ 10.5” Oh, without heels you mean? Oops, ok, I’m 5’ 6.5” on my flat feet

New York State Of Mind said...

"Katie must have contacts to get into the Emmys and DWTS. See, she is not DONE YET."

&&&&&&&&&
Anyone can attend the Emmys. You just buy a ticket. You're not on the red carpet, but you can say that you attended the Emmys. I guess that satisfied her ego.

O-Hi-O said...

"I remember an ep, when they were in the old house, when she said something like "if you need to follow a recipe you're not a real cook...."

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Yes! I remember that one. AND she said it right after Jon mentioned that SHE screwed up his Korean recipe. She never takes responsibility for ANY her failures - she just diverts attention from her own shortcomings by criticizing everyone else.

You know what's truly mind boggling to me? That even AFTER she sees herself on camera, over and over and over again being SO hyper critical and DEMANDING, she STILL doesn't get it. She always has a rationalization ready and fully EXPECTS everyone to look BEYOND her behavior to supposedly see she's actually WONDERFUL and it's just her stress level that causes these weird and nasty outbursts of her. Though she NEVER cuts ANYONE else any slack whatsoever, no matter how stressed/tired THEY may be. Hells bells, just being around that woman would cause anyone off-the-charts stress, but does K8G care? Uh, that gets The Big Hell NO.

I really believe she's a sociopath, incapable of empathy.

O-Hi-O said...

z'idiot goes to LA for a few days, off the radar...comes back home, now is "under the weather:..this to me, screams PLASTIC SURGERY."

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Sounds right. Sadly NO amount of surgery can ever even BEGIN to fix what's wrong with Kate Gosselin.

Since Sigmund Freud is dead, we here on Planet Earth are left to our own devices to deal with this woman's insanity. May she annoymously stay in her 'mine, all mine!' acred manse and keep all her sanity to herself instead of foisting it onto some cheapo cable station.

O-Hi-O said...

She adds a disclaimer to the height. She says its 5'10.5" tall WITH HEELS...you have to keep reading!!
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With 5" heels?"

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Yeah, well, standing on a ladder, I'm 6' tall.... WHO CARES how tall K8G is, with or without shoes, stilts, or ladders??? Is it even possible for a human to be any more self absorbed than K8G?

O-Hi-O said...

"Kate thinks she is the queen of organization"

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K8G confuses organizational skills with pathological need for total control.

tate said...

Yes, the grifting goes on. One of kate's twitter friends just sent her an Ipad and Kate is on twitter bragging about it.

Debbie H said...

Will somebody please tell me how in the world Kate was able to go to DWTS AND the Emmys and NO P PEOPLE took any pictures for us????I thought to hear her speak, they practically live in her driveway waiting for a glimpse of her...

tate said...

The twitter friend who gifted Kate with the ipad is supposedly sending FOUR more.

ncgirl said...

"Will somebody please tell me how in the world Kate was able to go to DWTS AND the Emmys and NO P PEOPLE took any pictures for us"

According to Kate on twitter, she only went to the Emmys and then got sick. Or maybe sick is code for plastic surgery.

Brummygirl said...

tate said...
The twitter friend who gifted Kate with the ipad is supposedly sending FOUR more.
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A fool and his money, is soon parted!!!

Annie2 said...

I can think of two possible reasons for Kate no being the talk of the town in LA. The first one is that the media dose not care about her. Her show is gone, she has very few fans and she is making people angry left and right with her comments.

The other reason is because Kate is trying to play the pity me because I am a single mom of 8 card. She knows that people wont believe that she is one step away from the poor house if we see her at extravagant events. I may be giving her too much credit for this. Perhaps she is simply following Steve's advice.

Mary said...

Hi

In people magazaine Kate said "I never quit a job before" she quit I just don't know what to say about this "thing"

nolovelost said...

just saw on yahoo a link that she has landed a new "reality gig"? i don't want to click on it b/c i refuse. anyone happen to already click on it? please tell me it's a rumor please.....

Jenny O said...

According to Kate on twitter, she only went to the Emmys and then got sick. Or maybe sick is code for plastic surgery.
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Or sick from drinking too much in her freak out over not being on the red carpet, being seated in seats for the general population (i.e., "mediocre" people), receiving the cold shoulder and closed door from E.T. if she attempted to crash their party, and sitting around all night looking at her phone waiting for someone, anyone, to return her many calls and texts.

If she didn't go to DWTS, I'm going out on a limb and guessing she was told they could maybe scrounge up a seat for her, but it would be several rows back and out of camera range. If DWTS had provided Kate with a freebie ticket in the front 1st, 2nd or even 3rd row, I have a feeling she would have snatched that up in a heartbeat. No way she turns that down. The woman lives to be on tv in any capacity.

hannah said...

the one who gives her kids 1/4 of a sandwhich or w/e gives healthly eating tips.

http://blogs.babble.com/famecrawler/2011/09/21/kate-gosselin-gives-helpful-eating-tips-for-your-kids/


does she think were didnt notice her lil she gives them.

Anitia Coffee said...

It really concerns me that those kids are going to be really messed up....

How many "child stars" have gone off the deep end when their career was over? That list is endless, sad to say. The G 8 never had a choice to say that they didn't want to be infront of the cameras or what they wanted filmed and shown to the world (potty training.....dressing alike at the age of 6...the divorce, fights, etc... I know that TLC had the final say as to what was aired, but both J+K could have said "don't film this, etc..."

My concern is that these kids will always have the"stigma" of the last name Gosselin...high school will be really fun for them, eh?

Miss Kate seems like the stage mom from hell. I can see it now - she'll want to be the next Dina Lohan - a great role model there - and push the kids into comercials, movies, etc.....they won't have a choice, because "mommy needs money" and she'll probably tell them that if they loose the house it will be THEIR fault.

Someday the kids - I'm guessing Maddy will be first - will write a tell-all book......which will put the movie Mommie Dearest to shame.

No wire hangers = No grass stains!!

Its not clean = spoon feed the kids ice cream because God forbid they get stains on their shirts

Raw steak, anyone??

Have a wonderful, Kate Gosselin-free weekend.....

irish wonder said...

Annie2 hit the nail on the head, the media doesn't care about Kate.

The other thing is her DIVA like behavior reported on The Today show and DWTS didn't win her any fans in the entertainment industry.

See if she had been smart she would schmoozed with people who could have helped her. Instead she acted like she was some big star when all she is a woman who had too many kids at once and a got a reality TV show.

Remember when she had Stevie throw Hairspray star Nicki Blonsky out of the ladies room at some benefit?

Bad move Kate.

couch potato said...

The purpose of Kate's new website
www.kateplusmy8.com is to advertise fashion, fitness and lovable products and sell stuff so that Kate gets stuff/money.

The idea of a website is far better than a reality show, so I'm okay with it.

Folks can check on the kids and see they are okay. Kate might start doing podcasts, but that is far better than filming.

PA Woman said...

couch potato said...
The purpose of Kate's new website
www.kateplusmy8.com is to advertise fashion, fitness and lovable products and sell stuff so that Kate gets stuff/money.

The idea of a website is far better than a reality show, so I'm okay with it.

Folks can check on the kids and see they are okay. Kate might start doing podcasts, but that is far better than filming.

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I don't have a problem with anything kate does to earn a living including her own TV show as long as it doesn't involve the kids and they can start to have a more normal life (preferably spending more time with dad).

Button Button said...

It would be great to actually see her on Apprentice, Survivor, or any other TV show. Anything to let the world see her as she is...plain mean. That ought to end her TV career wishes for good.

Debbie H said...

Just googled the whole ice diva event...It tasted real good in light of how her fame and glory ended up..:) I'm pasting it for those who want to have a bite...DELICIOUS..

http://www.eonline.com/news/kate_gosselin_on_ice_true_diva_show/146596

Debbie H said...

Here is another side dish if you are still hungry for more of "Kate gets what's coming to her"..lol This is just posted about 30 minutes ago..It appears that Kate just CANNOT believe the TV world is not bending over backwards to give her another show...AIN'T HAPPENING..:)

http://theblemish.com/2011/09/kate-gosselin-desparately-wants-new-reality-tv-series/

John Birch said...

I realize that this a ver female-heavy comments site, but those males -like me- who have a passing interest in this train wreck of a woman are wondering why she doesn't use her newly-created assets and go into the pornography industry.

It appears that no other media has an interest in her, but guys do think that she's hot, so she should exploit that to make a decent income.

just a suggestion.

PA Woman said...

Button Button said...
It would be great to actually see her on Apprentice, Survivor, or any other TV show. Anything to let the world see her as she is...plain mean. That ought to end her TV career wishes for good.

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Actually, I truely want to see Kate (without the kids) have a long term and successful career it TV or other media. It is what she wants and what will keep her happy. It will also keep her busy and away from the kids. If that were to happen I think Jon would be the primary caregiver. I truely think that is the best thing for the eight. So my wish IS to see her successful. The only problem is she has neither the talent of the temperment for the entertainment industry. So it will never happen, it actually makes me fearful for those kids.

goawaykate said...

To John Birch,
I get what you are saying about Kate and the Adult industry, but you have to consider the kids. That would not be a good example for her to set for her daughters and sons.
She is an adult who can make her own decisions regarding how she wants to be treated, but she has to remember that her decisions have consequences for her children.

Jenny O said...

John Birch: I can't speak for Kate, but I can speak for myself and most of the women I know -- and we'd rather scrub floors for a living than do porn. Without even addressing the utter humiliation involved, it can also be potentially a health hazard, even leading to a life-threatening condition. Further, as a mom myself, I would never subject my child to the embarrassment of having a mom in porn. I can always find a way to make ends meet without having to resort to that occupation. As to Kate - I think she might consider doing a photo shoot for Playboy (not that I think they'd really want her, she's too old), but considering how little she thinks of men in general, I doubt she'd ever consider doing a porn film, no matter the money involved. She'd be berating her co-star so much he'd be unable to "rise to the occasion".

marce said...

I feel totally different about Kate.. after what she did to her children, not only the show, but the dvd's that will be around forever in the dollar bin, and how she treated Jon , the father of her children, I hope she falls flat on her face... Maybe then, the kids will be with a mentally stable parent, Jon, and Kate can live the rest of her life, by herself, and blame the world for not making her the star she believes she deserved to be....This women does not deserve to raise these children...As a mother, your life is about what is best for your kids,and Kate has shown in the last 7 years that was not her priority and never will be. Leaving those children in her care would be the worst thing for them..When times were great for Kate she treated them like Sh*t. I can not think that now, when her dreams are crushed that she will become a better human being...

ncgirl said...

I doubt Kate would do anything involving nudity. Hugh Hefner even said no way to her. Octomom did do some kind of fetish video. Kate would like to be a dominatrix with a whip. LOL

There are pictures of her yelling at the kids after picking them up from school. If she does that in public, what does she do in private? Also she's still grifting Starbucks gift cards from sheeple on twitter.

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

As much as I don't like what Kate stands for, I don't think she would ever do porn. That's crossing the line. I give her more credit that that.

I can tell you one thing, if she ever goes back to where she belongs (resuming her nursing career), I swear I will become her biggest fan. I swear. I would love to see her come down to earth and recognize that she is not all that anymore and everyone is over her. People will forgive if they see her earnestly trying to redeem herself. If her motive is for the common good, she will reap the benefits.

John Birch said...

I completely understand where everyone is coming from with respect to Kate possibly turning to pornography to maintain her lifestyle.

I was merely thinking of one way to use the assets God (and some doctors) have bestowed upon her.

But if we are looking at assets, perhaps she can utilize her rage and get into pro wrestling! She is obviously physically fit, and certainly can turn on blind rage in a heartbeat. Imagine her screaming into a camera about her next opponent?

Oh wait, people may confuse that with reruns of Jon and Kate's interactions from their old show.

Either way, the WWE may consider her. She'd make a great heel and get the crowd hating her.

This may present just the televised employment opportunity that she has been looking for!

Perhaps Playboy turned her down, and she certainly doesn't fit the "Girl Next Door" image that Hustler sells given her radical change...but pro wrestling might be just the thing to utilize the skills we know she already possesses.

anyone else agree?

Rodeo might be another thing too...but I doubt too many cowpersons can stay on her back for the full ten seconds...

Sharla said...

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

IMO, before the cameras came a callin' for her and Jon, she really didn't feel the financial crunch of having 8 kids. How could she? Jon was bringing money in, he was getting help from his father, the kids were so little, and expenses were minimal. Then the show came and took care of all her worries concerning finances for the kids. Now it is gone. I hope she truly does not start resenting those 8 kids now but I have a feeling she might start to regret her diabolical plan to have HOM's. I feel so sad for them if that is the case. She may blame them in some weird, twisted way. We have seen parents (the extreme - Susan Smith) resenting their kids because they get in the way. Kate must really hate the fact those 8 might be preventing her from finding that man of her dreams, having a life and who knows what else. The very thing she coveted (HOM's) has somehow backfired on her. Strange how karma works.

faline said...

I love John Birch's idea! We had the best laugh over that. Wrestling!

She certainly can get a crowd going, can't she?

Shoka's Understudy said...

Mr. Birch, how funny! I could see kate in a studio practicing for her first film with the instructor.

After a couple of hours of instruction and practice:

She tells him that he doesn't know how to help her, that he can't teach her to learn, because he doesn't know how she learns.

Are you telling me I can't teach? I teach actors how to do this and I have been doing this for years all over the world.

kate walks off...I'm done..I'm So done..I don't have much time!

I can't believe this! I quit! I'm finished, I quit!

Instructor walks out of the studio.

kate horrified, I don't get it! I just don't get it! Wipes tear from face with Home Alone look!

Takes The Kate said...

I know Kate has said in the past that she would do anything to support her kids sooooo I guess porn is a possibility, but let's hope it doesn't come down to that.

PA Woman said...

kate can't do sh** said...
As much as I don't like what Kate stands for, I don't think she would ever do porn. That's crossing the line. I give her more credit that that.

I can tell you one thing, if she ever goes back to where she belongs (resuming her nursing career), I swear I will become her biggest fan. I swear. I would love to see her come down to earth and recognize that she is not all that anymore and everyone is over her. People will forgive if they see her earnestly trying to redeem herself. If her motive is for the common good, she will reap the benefits.

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IMHO, Kate doesn't have the personality to be a nurse. She has neither the compasion or the drive. I can tell you I would be complaining if she was te one coming around to my hospital bed! I'm not sure what the best profession for kate would be, but I honestly don't think it is nursing.

John Birch said...

More brain-storming....

What about "MythBusters"? We know that there are some very substantial myths built up around Kate (and Jon, to be fair), so why not have the Mythbusters do an episode dedicated to Kate, where they bust a number of myths.

I'd like to see them bust myths about the number of plastic surgeries Kate has had. I know she's come clean on the tummy tuck, but she has prevaricated on most of the others.

I'd also like to see the myth explored about two of her kids getting booted from their private school. Kate says one thing, while the rest of the world is aware of other facts.

But best of all....why doesn't she co-host on "Dirty Jobs" with Mike Rowe? The possibilities are endless in that program. She could also get down and dirty with "Billy the Exterminator", although I'm sure after a few episodes Billy would want to exterminate her.

What I do fear is that she'll pop up on a show like "The Little Couple" and insist that she is "the World's Tallest Dwarf" or something...thus ensuring a continuing appearance on the program.

I'm also thinking about an "Animal Planet" angle that she could pursue. That, too, may be ratings gold...

Leigh Ann said...

From the story about what Kate feeds her kids:

"I have always focused on nutrition– healthy and organic
eating and have taught my kids along the way."

Always? I remember when the sextuplets were babies and Jon and Kate really were struggling and they bought the great big box of Quaker instant oatmeal from Sam's. I'm not knocking the oatmeal, my daughter eats it nearly every morning. I think she's forgotten about those days of buying whatever they could afford at Sam's. How about "in recent years I've tried to focus on organic and healthy". And what about that Juicy Juice?