Free Discussion May 2012

Please use this post for discussion about the Gosselins that doesn't have a better spot elsewhere. Also please remember that while Gosselin discussion is fading (which is a good thing), this blog is for Gosselins only. We will continue as long as Kate is seeking public attention for those who wish to comment.

104 comments:

Use name if you want allowed said...

Radar On Line is saying Kate has a tweeter stalker saying he has a boob shell about Kate.Claims he will release it in so many days.Claims it's very defaming. Sounds to me Kate has released this for attention.She could stop the tweets if they are bothering her and also find out who tweeted it. Same old Kate needing attentiom imo

Heffner Road said...

Go to Radaronline.. Hot story, with picture of Jon's new girlfriend. Interesting

Katherine said...

Guess she didn't get that invitation to the Kentucky Derby and still wants publicity during the Kentucky Derby, huh?

She doesn't stop this nonsense with Twitter. She encourages it.

Very sad woman needing attention.Jon is starting to join her too.

Sad life for those kids. "Hard Knock Life for the Gosselin 8" at the hands of their parents.

Under The Boardwalk said...

Very sad woman needing attention.Jon is starting to join her too.

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Kate needs attention for Kate. It is self-serving. Jon is promoting his business and charity work. Big difference. Huge.

Katherine said...

Don't know anything about Jon's charity work. What is he involved in?

K said...

Did Kate go to NY to get her hair done? Read that she may be heading to the Kentucky Derby after all with Steve, who else would she go with.

Hope that she makes sure her children aren't working too hard while she, once again, goes on a vacation.

Heffner Road said...

Who is inviting her? she has nothing to offer.

ncgirl said...

I don't think she will be going to the Derby. She does have a speaking engagement for a special needs camp tonight in Missouri. I don't know why they would want her, but it's been scheduled for months.

Nantucket Bound said...

Heffner Road said...

Who is inviting her? she has nothing to offer.

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She was invited to speak at the Camp Barnabas charity, so obviously someone thinks she has something to offer. Apparently they don't know her. The Kentucky Derby people must have gotten wise to her. I haven't seen her on the guest list this year.

Heffner Road said...

WHAT IS THE WITCH DOING IN MISSOURI?


Well...helllllo Missouri! Can't wait to honor all MOMS with my speech tonight!See you soon... (PS I am loving the hot weather I found here!)

Sharla said...

Friendly reminder time. If you want comments about tweets published, please put them under the tweet post.

K said...

If she was invited anywhere to speak, it is because her PR people are trying, like HELL, to keep her name out there.

Only the stupid witch does not realize all that money she pays out? It is coming out of her pocket because if she is speaking at a charity, she may get plane fare but not being paid to be a speaker.

Guess this is the PR's newest machine to keep her out there with everyone knowing she is still looking for work.

Think it is too late, much too late for her to use the "mother angle" as she screwed that up good with the divorce and the continual complaining about Jon and not getting into cookbooks, keeping her mouth shut about Jon and so on and so on.

Maybe she is paying them to allow her to speak on mother hood and living with a married man?

Shoka's Understudy said...

kate has to pay for the PR person, Julie May, right?

Why is she wasting good money? This money could be used to pay for the kids, especially the boys, SPORTS.

Those boys should of been in soccer from the get go. As soon as their age allowed. They would be in such a better place mentally and physically. The girls would probably love to do gymnastics.

kate paying money to keep Steve and Julie on HER payroll is just as bad as Octomom spending 520 dollars for a Brazilian Blowout/Haircut/Style.

Shoka's Understudy

Shoka's Understudy said...

kate is sorry as all get out. She went to Missouri to do a speech for a fundraiser to raise money for Camp Barnabas at the Tapas and Top Hat Event.

She was talking about everyone should donate for such a worthy cause. Really talking about it. If she believes in it now, why didn't she tweet about it to all of her 90K followers, before she went.

Just think if all of her followers donated 1 dollar. Why didn't she tweet about the charity and ask for donations to be sent to Camp Barnabas as soon as she knew she was going to the event?

It is all about her.

Shoka's Understudy said...

At least the world will be spared the dog and pony show at the Kentucky Derby this year!

Swag-free Kentucky D. katie G.

Under The Boardwalk said...

It is coming out of her pocket because if she is speaking at a charity, she may get plane fare but not being paid to be a speaker.

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

Speakers at events such as this are paid. She wouldn't have been paid at the RC event, but if one is asked to speak at a charity function, the speaker is paid UNLESS the speaker waives it. I can't see Kate not accepting a fee. If a speaker declines payment, can you imagine how many other organizations would be contacting him/her requesting a free appearance?

Heffner Road said...

WHAT IS THE WITCH DOING IN MISSOURI?

$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$4

Kate spoke at a fund-raiser last night for a camp to benefit disabled kids.

WonderButton said...

Interesting bits in the news to share....they are Gosselin-related.

There was a convention today in Philly about reality TV, and how you could break into the industry. There were casting calls for a few different shows. I read about it in the Metro paper, a commuter rag, that I read on the train on my way into the city for a regular job I go to on a daily basis, as a working mom who leaves her baby at daycare all day. We cannot afford a not-a-nanny, and have you ever researched nanny taxes? Yikes! It's a BIG deal to document your nanny wages and make sure you pay Uncle Sam accordingly.

Surprised Kate wasn't speaking at the reality tv convention. Or trolling it.

2nd item - there is a new set of sextuplets in TX. They are all mostly healthy, thank goodness, except for one who had a short section of necrotic bowel removed. The parents were already approaced for a reality show, and they turned the offer down post-haste. Kudos to them! I hpoe they don't change their minds....

Children have no place in reality tv. Reality tv alters the behavior of adults, of course it will alter the behavior of children. I was at an event for work today in the city (no, not the reality tv thing) and there was a camera on a boom that was moved around during the whole event. It was passing over my head and sometimes sitting right next to me. It was annoying as heck, and I couldn't relax one bit from fear it was going to bump me in the head or fall on me. No doubt about it, cameras are intrusive and stress-inducing. I couldn't help think of those poor kids.

K said...

I doubt she got paid for that speech. If she did, why wouldn't she have put it on her web site and tweeted it? The more who show up would mean more money donated on her behalf or in her name? Then she would get more offers, right?

So she got plane fare and a hotel bed with Steve and got her hair done and paid for by some sucker in NY.

Nope I doubt she got paid and no Swag Bag either.

She has too big a mouth to talk about anything but herself and she did not mention those children who need this program.

Selfish is what Kate is; otherwise, her kids would be involved in sports and living like other little boys. Since they did not grow up with other children, perhaps those boys of her and Jon do have problems with being with other children. Notice she always pushes the girls and "their friends" but nothing about those boys. Very sad.

Heffner Road said...

Interesting...

On Berks County Assessment record, her name is listed as Katie Irene..

Access value of her home and land is $469,000

Am sure she is sinking, in fact drowning...

MarissaSAHM said...

"Just think if all of her followers donated 1 dollar. Why didn't she tweet about the charity and ask for donations to be sent to Camp Barnabas as soon as she knew she was going to the event?"

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The camp will not refuse to accept donations just because the fund-raiser is over. Anyone is free to donate now, weeks from now, months from now. The address is on their website. It's not too late for all of her 88,000 followers to donate one dollar, if they are interested in pledging, which I doubt.

Under The Boardwalk said...

Access value of her home and land is $469,000

Am sure she is sinking, in fact drowning...

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Assessed value is NOT market value. That is the value for taxation. Yes, the market value of her home is declined from 1.2 million, but not to that much of a low! Current market value estimates have it just around $700,000, including the land. I'd pay $469,000 for it in a heartbeat, but that's not what it would sell for in the current market. If it were, there would be quite a few people lined up to purchase it.

Under The Boardwalk said...

K said...

I doubt she got paid for that speech. If she did, why wouldn't she have put it on her web site and tweeted it?

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That's an easy one. She was afraid sheeple would show up and she didn't want to deal with them. In addition, this wasn't all about her. She didn't care about promoting it. Why is it that she's not hawking this cruise on a daily basis? The only mention we hear of it is when she RTs Cindy's tweet. She doesn't care. She's too lazy to take the initiative to promote anything.

This wasn't the kind of gala that offered swag bags with designer items. Kate did get paid. If she didn't, don't you think she would have been blowing her own horn, saying what a wonderful thing she was doing for charity, and that she was waiving a fee, donating it to the camp? Of course she would! It's all about her! She couldn't have resisted telling the tweet world how wonderful she is. She probably would have contacted the internet sites so they could write about what a philanthropist she is.

She does nothing for free, especially not a trip to Missouri. Nothing against Missouri, but there was nothing else there for her. This wasn't a gala in Vegas or a trip to trendy LA.

K said...

Your appraised value is your taxation, but selling it for what you bought it for is another thing.

No way today that Kate could get the money she put in that house. It is a buyer's market. If she has remortgaged, she will sink if she does not start making serious money.
The upkeep on that property (anyone
seen Kate mowing the grass lately)must be enormous, the Security also must cost a fortune and let's not get into the utilities. I doubt Kate cleans her own windows either. Pretty big, if I remember, like Cathedral type?

She is one mean nasty woman and I guess she probably did get paid to speak to those people in Missouri. The Kate we know is selfish and self centered.

If you want a good laugh, go to youtube and watch the RV break down again and Jaime and AShley freak out on Kate. She had a major personality change on that trip and it is funny.

Heffner Road said...

talking about taxes...I live in the same school district as does Kate. my home is accessed at $290,000. my school taxes are $8,000, so you can imagine what hers is.

Heffner Road said...

I understand the difference between access and market values.

My home is accessed at $290,000; market value at $185,000. Home is on five acreas; 4,800 square feet; pool; alarm system; 45kw generator;45 zone sprinkler system. etc...

however my home is paid for.

WonderButton said...

I'm guessing you all mean "assessed" and not "accessed"........

I'm nearby in Montgomery County, and just purchased a house not long ago. The assessed and market value of the house are similar - we paid $170K, but the house was previously assessed at 200K. Depending on when the property was last assessed, you may observe market value being above or below the assessed value.

Additionally, one is always able to appeal their current assessed property value to the county/school district. We just did, and hopefully our bill will go down.

Heffner Road said...

Driving past Kate's home today, I noticed a sign on her mailbox

"under surveillance by monitor camera"

wow...interesting

Dream Catcher said...

My home is accessed at $290,000; market value at $185,000. Home is on five acreas; 4,800 square feet; pool; alarm system; 45kw generator;45 zone sprinkler system. etc...

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A 4,800 square foot home on five acres only has the market value of $185,000? Is that a typo? Next county over, a 5,200 square foot home on the same acreage has a market value of $515,000, pool, security system, central intercom, central vac, five bedrooms, three-car attached garage, in-law suite, central stereo system, all granite and stainless steel, many amenities. I just looked at it...

That said, Kate way over-paid for that property. She'll never get her money back out of it.

Heffner Road said...

dream catcher...

not a typo error...must be Berks County home values are lower than the county you live in

bye bye Kate said...

The cruise has been canceled!

Maggie said...

The weather for May 10 will be 45 Low and 63 High. That is too low for the birthday bash in the heated swimming pool.

Reading news said...

It doesn't look like the cruise has been cancelled - only Kate's part of the cruise sponsored by Alice Travel. On their website they have removed the link describing cruising with Kate. That would have to be because of lack of interest. Why would anyone pay those inflated rates to spend part of a week with Kate? I bet they won't have to cancel the cruise they are advertising with Paula Dean.

Cheetah said...

I hope the children have a happy birthday today, hopefully not used as an opportunity for exploitation by their mother.

Katherine said...

Pam Anderson (Kate's idea of the perfect woman) is now set to appear on Broadway in Chicago. But I will bet that Kate can't text her/twitter her/call her or write to her/Pam will not answer her.

Sad that the cruise has been cancelled. I know Blake Shelton has a cruise going out at the same time and the whole boat is almost booked.

Hmmmm, maybe Kate needs a better manager/bodyguard, huh?

Debbie H said...

So the cruise with Kate has been cancelled...hmmm..is this a surprise to anyone here??? I think most of us predicted this would happen the day the cruise was announced!!! Wonder if reality is sinking in with Ms Gosselin, yet...Her 15 minutes(actually her 15 hours)is ticking the last seconds now..I suggest unless she wants to be asking"fries with that?", she better be checking around to see if she can get her old nursing job back:)

Katherine said...

If the cruise was cancelled, it is Kate's fault. She has no fan clubs, she has no friends who run the fan clubs. She never wanted to be bothered with the fans, remember? She acted like she was an Oscar winning actress who had appeared in Epic productions. She didn't like the pap people and did not realize they gave her publicity. She just was not nice to anyone.

If she takes Steve on trips it is because she is either having an affair (which I doubt) or has no girl friends who want to travel with her. She is high maintenance.

It is sad if she cannot get a job now and make money from that cruise, but that is Kate's fault.

I still look at that dress she wore to Missouri and it was, indeed, a disagrace to wear a mini skirt to an affair with patients in wheel chairs were so elequently dressed, the adults there were also elequently dressed and there was Kate with her Keratin hair straightening treatment, her too short dress and her big shoes. I wonder if she went anywhere near those children in wheel chairs or did she just pose for photos and then disappear after talking about Motherhood. Her and Steve went back to the hotel and finished off a box of wine, no doubt.

The last of the first class flights and travel reservations I am sure.

Summertime Soon said...

Hmmmm, maybe Kate needs a better manager/bodyguard, huh?

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A better manager/bodyguard has nothing to do with it. She could have the best manager in the world, but if nobody wants to pay to be around her, her goose is cooked.

Proud Grandma said...

Re the trip being cancelled. I would be interested in learning just how many people actually booked.

barbee said...

DebbieH, are you sure you don't mean her 15 YEARS, or does it just seem that long?

Debbie H said...

Barbee, You are SO right!! It seems like an eternity...Wonder if she is oblivious to the fact that the fame train has slowed down to quickly approach it's final destination of NOBODY?? I can't help but think her mind won't let her comprehend it's over..I bet she is still playing the "diva" everywhere she goes...I absolutely can't wait til she has to get that "mediocre" job like Jon got...Unless she saved up a ton, it can't be far off..I would bet money, though, that she's still banking on getting that TV job soon...OR better yet, HER KIDS getting that TV job so they can keep supporting HER...I scream every time I hear her telling how she "tells her kids she's not going to give them money because they need to learn to WORK for it..EXCUSE ME, BUT HAVEN'T THEY BEEN WORKING EVER SINCE THEY WERE BORN TO SUPPORT YOU????

Katherine said...

My mother never mentioned Mother's Day, not ever. If she received a card, she said thank you. We never brought breakfast to bed as she was up earlier than any of us making breakfast and starting the Sunday dinner. My mother expected nothing. She enjoyed being a mother to 7. Never complained.

My mother was truly a woman who wanted to be a mother and she also ran a business. She wanted the best for her children and that was her goal.

As we all got older and went to different parts of the world, she would be thrilled to receive a telephone call. If she received a card in the mail, she cried. But, never did she expect to have any of us buy her a gift. When several of us were older and we put money together to buy her an electric washer/dryer and replace her old ringer washer, she insisted we have it taken back, she said "I love my ringer washer"........she never expected that we spend money on her. She said you owe me nothing, just learn to be happy and have a good life.

Now we have the great Kate, she expects, she gives directions of mixing expensive cereals for Kate. If those children do not follow her orders, do they suffer and spend the day in bed like they use to do when they took naps as toddlers and had to stay in bed as punishment for getting up earlier than the 4 hr nap?

No one has to tell anyone how difficult motherhood can be. It is a 24/7 occupation not a job. If you don't want to put the time in, then don't have children.

Children owe us nothing, they never asked to be born. We teach them how to detach and learn to succeed on their own level in life, not our level of success. Children should be about parent(s) who want children and enjoy them, teach then, love them and never make them feel that they are a hardship to their parent(s)..........she makes me angry but that is why she is no longer on TV. People could not understand her Diva attitude and how she treated her children.

When Ashley left that RV and the twins cried buckets of tears begging Ashley not to leave, well that broke my heart. That was not acting.

I hope the twins realize that there is happiness in this world. I believe the icky boys find happiness when they are with their father, not when they are with Kate.

I heard from someone that all the tups need laptop computers and Kate is trying to get them through her tweets. I don't follow her tweets but she is amazing to not just buying those laptops for her 6 like everyone else does, whip out the credit card and buy those laptops.

Sad woman.

Singing In the Rain said...

I heard from someone that all the tups need laptop computers and Kate is trying to get them through her tweets. I don't follow her tweets but she is amazing to not just buying those laptops for her 6 like everyone else does, whip out the credit card and buy those laptops.

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Eight-year-olds do not need laptops. They might want them, but they are not required. They can share the ones they have. They don't have that much homework that each one needs a laptop. This isn't upper school. Teachers do not expect each first grader to have a laptop when there enough available at school for their use.

Mammie said...

Schools today, especially private schools, work on laptops. My grandson has been working on a laptop at school since k.

We may not think they need to be on a computer but they learn to read, write faster and they research quicker as they do not use the encyclopedia' anylonger.

It is the new way of teaching/learning. We just have to fork over the money and buy them; not say I heard they need an Apple, but perhaps they need the notebooks, I do not know, but I would never say an 8 yr old does not need a laptop.

Working weekends said...

On the weekends that Jon has the kids why isn't Kate working where she gets paid $$$$?

She is one lazy, lazy, self centered, money grabbing, begging on the Twitter nothing I believe we have ever had on TV.

She only has Twitter now or else we would not hear from her.

Singing In the Rain said...

She only has Twitter now or else we would not hear from her.

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She has her website, which is an embarrassment, and also her gig at CC, which is even more of an embarrassment.


"It is the new way of teaching/learning. We just have to fork over the money and buy them; not say I heard they need an Apple, but perhaps they need the notebooks, I do not know, but I would never say an 8 yr old does not need a laptop."

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I'm aware of that. I have kids. However, each child at that age does not need a laptop when there are laptops available at school for their use. At home, they can share laptops. They do not have that much homework in one evening that those laptops cannot be shared. When they are older, yes, but not now.

That said, if they want laptops, they worked for the money. She can buy them laptops. However, according to the stipulations of the trust, she could take the money out of their fund for educational purposes. Of course this means that they would be paying for their own laptops.

Heffner Road said...

Kate Gosselin‏@Kateplusmy8

Good day! I received my mothers day breakfast in bed & 8 of the MOST amazing cards ever this morning 2! I also received some sweet gifts! :)

tiffches said...

Kate has still not learned the difference in a want and a need. If she has the money to buy them laptops, fine. If not just say no.
We have a public school in our area that have computers assigned to each child beginning at grade 3 They do homework on them and turn in disc. It is a public school and at the end of 6th grade, the computers are collected by the school. If there school is requiring laptops and she can not afford them, then maybe she should switch schools.
She talks about paying tuition but if she is begging for materials she sure does not belong in a private school

Reading news said...

Heffner Road said...
Kate Gosselin‏@Kateplusmy8

Good day! I received my mothers day breakfast in bed & 8 of the MOST amazing cards ever this morning 2! I also received some sweet gifts! :)
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What the heck? If Mother's Day is today, I know five kids who are in big trouble. LOL.

Amy 2 said...

When I read everyone's opinion I wonder why Kate never went to counseling to find out why she lost her fan base and why didn't she do something to avoid that or change it. /Does she think Jon is responsible when he left?

The laptops sound right to me. Private schools ask for things the public schools provide. Next step, the kids go to public school.

Katherine said...

Bet those kids would have heck to pay if they did not celebrate HER. What a piece of guilt she lays on them.

She should be thanking them for giving up their privacy, lives and working all those years so she can sit in that house. /What a terrible mother she is and has been.

Wish she would disappear forever, get a job in dunkin donuts, she could get her coffee free.

Under The Boardwalk said...

Wish she would disappear forever, get a job in dunkin donuts, she could get her coffee free.

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I don't think Kate drinks Dunkin Donuts coffee! It's either Starbucks or her own Keurig coffee.

Heffner Road said...

Hey Kate...I have a heated pool, still the air is chilly when you come out....heated to 80 degrees does not make it better...are you not rushing the season?

Kate Gosselin‏@Kateplusmy8

Doing our first official pool party and barbecue of the season...Catching up w/ an old friend from high school&her 3 girls...memory lane!

shilohpeace said...

Wow -- all of us are witnessing Karma in its full glory with what is happening to Kate. I am very sad for the kids as to what lies ahead for them, when Kate loses that home, but I think that even though Jon is a douchebag with the ladies, he is a good dad, and even if the kids lived in one room with their dad, they would be fine. Did you see the pictures of the kids on their 8th birthday. Every single one of them will require braces. I wonder if Jon has contacts with his dad's former dental associates and I hope he can get a deal. Because Kate is going down. I watched a little of Kate and Jon plus 8 on netflix last night and just squirmed again watching this hateful woman in practice, all in the heat of her being so in love with herself and everything she said. It was horrible to watch her. She is a pathetic narcissist, and now, look at what is happening to her. Her 15 minutes are up! Do you suppose she will cut her hair and go back to its regular color. She is a far cry from the sweet girl with the crooked teeth with Jon at DisneyLand. now, she doesn't likely have a friend left. Well, maybe her mom will open up their trailer park for Kate and kids. Wouldn't that be ironic? But it would be the best thing for them, I am sure.

wanted to say one more thing.. Kate wrote on her twitter that the fans who hate her and hang on every word she says are also her fans, and she thanks them. Wow - she is using whatever tool she can to get digs in, to make people think that she is in control of her life, her emotions, the situation, etc.
The truth is she is so far out of control now..it is really a scary situation that she is maneuvering. I wonder if kind people will come out of the woodwork to donate to her. People are so good that some people will still give to her even though she was such an arrogant ungrateful snob when she first started using the good graces of others. Yes, those who don't like you will be watching what happens to you Kate. And even though I want you to cope, Kate, and it is a lot to cope with, I promise you that it is not a good thing to have so many people out there dislike you. It isn't because you are a great person that people dislike you like so many do. You have so much to learn, and it is going to be sad to watch you turn into a person/family with tremendous needs from the community, again.

Dream A Little Dream said...

I watched a little of Kate and Jon plus 8 on netflix last night and just squirmed again watching this hateful woman in practice, all in the heat of her being so in love with herself and everything she said. It was horrible to watch her.

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Then why watch it? Many viewers who were former fans refused to watch episodes simply because of the reasons you cited...because of what Kate had become when fame and greed took over.

"Well, maybe her mom will open up their trailer park for Kate and kids. Wouldn't that be ironic? But it would be the best thing for them, I am sure."

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It's been discussed here many times that Kate did not grow up in a trailer park, nor did her parents ever own a trailer park. Her father opened a campground for recreational vehicles on acreage that was included when he purchased land on which he built the family's home.

PA Woman said...

Heffner Road said...
I understand the difference between access and market values.

My home is accessed at $290,000; market value at $185,000. Home is on five acreas; 4,800 square feet; pool; alarm system; 45kw generator;45 zone sprinkler system. etc...

however my home is paid for.

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

I need to move to Berks county if this is true.

Mary said...

thats it

You have a home Kate has a house

Shoka's Understudy said...

Someone posted a while ago that kate was drowning in her debt to her ALL MINE mansion.

Remember on the Wizard of Oz, Dorothy threw the bucket of water on the Wicked Witch of the West and she started melting. This reminds me of kate. I'm melting, I'm melting.

Wish I had the money to buy kate's house, let her move out and her not knowing what I had planned, just give the house to Jon.

A lot of problems solved.

Family within ABC said...

If you haven't heard DWTS is bringing back a controversial and all stars cast from prior seasons. Comments about Katie being asked to be a part of it are "maybe true" but they have yet to find a dancer who will dance with her.

News leaks from the ABC biggies is that she specifically asked for Max.

Hope she is going to be on DWTS; nothing like her making an ass of herself more than one on TV and this time? No, she won't have that 10 million fans from the Jk+8 show.

But nothing is in concrete as there were many seasons and there are a lot of famous people who were very well liked. But Kate was on that list.

How do I know? If I tell you a very close family member will be upset with me. I promise never ever again to reveal what I learn about her.

But yeah we could see her on DWTS for a pittance of what she made before.

Remember her attitude has not changed, she is desperate to be back on TV but she is disliked more now than ever. So no one is buying into her motherhood act this time.

No Max is talking about not coming back. So she has no pull in who she draws if she were to be offerred a chance to dance again.
Sherri Shepherd will be asked and so were people who made it to the top 3 for lots of seasons. She would be asked for a joke. Hey everyone needs a laugh but you know Kate, she will think she is back on TV.Hope she gets invited back on so she can get voted off within the first week. No way she will be a dancer over the Summer.
And you cannot learn what the professionals on DWTS teach, they have totally different choreography.

But Kate back in first class, Kate with Steve at airports fighting against the pap people, Kate practicing dancing in her basement again.

Think of it? Fun, fun, fun

Martine et ses hommes said...

I just saw this tidbit while reading an article on DWTS...

All-star version in the fall with K8 herself... come on!!!

Wasn't the first time painful enough for everyone....

http://www.x17online.com/celebrities/maria_menounos/maria_menounos_dancing_with_the_stars_eliminated_051612.php

ncgirl said...

Kate is suposed to be on the Today show Monday. I don't know why.

Dancing with the stars is having an all stars edition in the fall with controversial contestants. They asking for people's opinions online. Hopefully, Kate will not be involved.

Jon is supposed to be on Inside Edition with his girlfriend. I wish he wouldn't do that. His reputation has been hurt because of his girlfriends. There's no need to go public.

Anonymous said...

I wrote earlier that Kate was one of the controversial candidates for DWTS. But Kate has requested a bigger signing bonus, private trailer, no filming of her practicing, no pap people backstage, no pro partner talking to the press. Looks like Kate might just be brought back to be in the audience because no one is taking her serious.

She was one of the most controversial participants ever on the show, but not the only one.

There are several higher ups in Hollywood who want Kate on the show and one is Mary Hart along with an executive producer from another station who tried to get Kate on several talk shows, but it never worked out. Now they have asked that Kate be given extra consideration.

If she goes to DWTS this time, the program will not fly her back and forth nor will they put a dance floor in her house. Nothing like las time. She would be responsible for getting her butt out to Hollywood, put in the training time and not able to call any shots. No millions of fans from her old show this time. The real Kate came out since K+8. DWTS is considering the backlash of whomever they bring back to the show.

Even Kim Kardashian is on the List of controversial dancers who were asked to come back. Guess Kate would never get anything that Kim would get.

Google soon to see the entire list of dancers who were on DWTS over the years. You will be surprised. Kate is small potatoes and would be a joke who wouldn't last the first week this time.

Katherine said...

What is with Jon on TV with his latest girlfriend? He is so writing a book that is how he got an interview. Next Season of DWTS and Kate will need babysitters, so the new girlfriend and Jon will be taking care of the kids. The new g/f said she met Kate. I don't think Ellen ever met her.

So excited about what is going to happen that Kate is keeping silent about. DWTS? I hope not.

Heffner Road said...

Why would dancing with the stars bring her back? Also, who is her PR person? Apparently she has to clue about Kate, somehow she stills gets on shows like Today..

Let all email the Today show and tell them she should not appear..

Heffner Road said...

Hey Kate..we get frogs in our pool all the time.....THEY DIE, from the clorine in the pool water.


Kateplusmy8: In r am rush,Alexis said 'mommy, r tadpole is swimming upside down'...I just remembered now 2check him...aw I have 2 tell kids he passed!:(

Heffner Road said...

I sent an email to ABC...saying please don't have Kate on the 2012/13 show.

Dan said...

please tell me you guys are kidding that she might be back on DWTS. controversial or not its comedy watching her dance.They wouldn't would they ?

NT said...

What's wrong with Jon going on tv? Kate does it all the time. She's no more relevent than he is!!

Xanadu said...

He is so writing a book that is how he got an interview.

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The book wasn't mentioned in the interview. If he got the interview because of a new book, it would have been promoted there. His reason for the interview is to keep his name out there for his new business.

"The new g/f said she met Kate. I don't think Ellen ever met her."

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Yes, Ellen met her. Kate, Ellen and Jon all said that Kate and Ellen met.

Nothing has been confirmed about Kate being on DWTS. Her tweets indicate that she wants to be, but that doesn't mean that she definitely will be. The "stars" haven't been revealed yet. I hope the network isn't stupid enough to do it again, but if it's controversy they want, she'd be at the top of their list.

Aunty Kim Kim said...

I've been looking through the dancing with the stars list to see who people are voting for , for next season...to return...I must have looked over hundreds of responses and NOT ONE mentioned Kate...let's hope and pray she doesn't return!

Shoka's Understudy said...

Does the date of the Secret coming out about kate go with Jon's book coming out?

I can't see Jon printing something that would embarrass the kids because of their stupid mother.

I hope Jon's book is a best seller and takes a couple of years to get to the dollar stores.

Dancing With A Kart said...

Heffner Road said...

I sent an email to ABC...saying please don't have Kate on the 2012/13 show.

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If they get enough negative comments and e-mails, they just might sit up and say, hey, all the more reason to have her on the show. She's relevant to the point that people despise her and viewers will watch to see her make a fool of herself...again.

txmom0f6 said...

Shoka's Understudy said...

Does the date of the Secret coming out about kate go with Jon's book coming out?

I can't see Jon printing something that would embarrass the kids because of their stupid mother.

I hope Jon's book is a best seller and takes a couple of years to get to the dollar stores.
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That's a double-edged sword...if it's a bestseller (which it won't be..if it's a general parenting book as he has alluded to, what great parenting advice does he have to offer? not a lot..
If it is a big seller, Kate will have him back in court faster than you can say exploitation!
The more he makes, the more she gets...and child support is TAX FREE MONEY, and she doesn't have to account for one red cent of it.

Katherine said...

Wow if Jon writes a book with co writers and a ghost writer and a manager, etc., he gets less money and she won't get anything from the sale of that book.

I don't think his child support gets reduced when she makes extra cash doing something. Oh yeah, she doesn't make any money, she doesn't work.

Sure that Jon had good advice on how to avoid paying much of anything to Kate, he can always start education accounts for each child and put the money in it. Bet the Judge would approve that. It is called a 529 account. It is only for the child's education after high school. Not even the kid can touch it, it goes straight to the institution of higher education. If the kids decide not to go to college or get higher education then the money goes back to Jon I guess they can argue about the money then.

What is the Secret about Kate? I'll bet there is so much that hasn't been said by her brother and his wife, all the people who have known Kate since grade school know about Kate. But no one wanted the kids to be exposed to this when the divorce had just occured.

After all, you want to be a celebrity, then you have to be prepared for everyone finding out all the Secret(s) and I can't wait to buy that book.

Read the book and watch her dance on DWTS, I can hardly wait!

If he makes money, the last thing he should do is put any money in her hands. Her desire to live in a mansion in a way she desires to live is not something for the kid's future, but a college fund, that would be something that a Judge would approve of.

Book Money for Kids said...

I read somewhere that Jon made arrangements for all proceeds from the book go directly into a trust for the 8 kids and kate won't have any access to the money at all. She will not be a trustee at any level.

And because the payment for the book is TO the kids names, it won't count as income for Jon. Thus she can't come after him for more child support.

Heard she was super pissed off and there were some court hearings for the court to approve book money go to kids and not Jon.

He's trying to make up for there not being any money for them left when they turn 18.

PA Mom X 5 said...

ure that Jon had good advice on how to avoid paying much of anything to Kate, he can always start education accounts for each child and put the money in it. Bet the Judge would approve that. It is called a 529 account.

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Katherine,
This was set up by the state of PA in 2005, after the tups were born...back when Catherine Baker Knoll called them "State Treasures." Knoll was the one who set up the TAP (Tuition Account Program). At that time, the money had to be used for a college within the state. This is no longer true. It can be used at any school, even some overseas. It is now known as the 529. There are two types - the savings plan and the investment plan.

Nobody knows how much is in there for the kids, and yes, Kate could take the money out of there. Anyone can contribute. It's known as a non-qualified withdrawal. There is no need for a judge to approve setting up the account. It's already been done.

An excerpt from Knoll's remarks:

"That is why, for my gift to the Gosselin Family on this very special occasion, I am opening accounts for all eight of the Gosselin children through the Tuition Account Program, which I had a hand in creating when I served as Pennsylvania State Treasurer.

Contributions to these accounts will accrue throughout the children's lives and be available to them once it comes time to attend college.

If you would like to make a contribution to the Gosselin Family's TAP account, you can do so by making your check payable to "TAP 529," writing "Gosselin" in the memo portion of the check..."

PA Mom X 5 said...

The more he makes, the more she gets...and child support is TAX FREE MONEY, and she doesn't have to account for one red cent of it.

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Not if he and his attorneys have any say in the matter. It can be structured so that it not included in his earned income. And you can bet your bottom dollar that he will figure out a way to have it go to the children.

Born In Berks said...

Katherine said, "I don't think his child support gets reduced when she makes extra cash doing something. Oh yeah, she doesn't make any money, she doesn't work."

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She does make money, no matter how small the amount, with her CC blogging. In addition, if she is paid for any appearances, such as her recent one at the charity function, it IS counted as earned income and she must pay taxes on it. If she does anything with DWTS and is paid, that is also income. Any speaking engagements, public appearances, or promotional events in which she is paid is considered income.

The amount of CS that he pays is calculated according to both incomes, not just his. Check PA Rule 1910.16-1. Amount of Support. Support Guidelines.

Elvira said...

Jon, however, is free to set up a trust for the children that Kate can not touch regarding the college accounts. He does not have to put money in those accounts.

WonderButton said...

I hope it's true that Jon was smart enough to make any book proceeds go directly to a trust for the children so Kate can't fritter it away on them......

Banking Asst said...

The Tap 529 is not the Tuition Plan I am referring to. It is a national account and may even be international.

You open the account for higher education in the child's name and your name. Tax free to the donor. It can be used for any type of higher education: plumber, doctor, hairdresser. Whatever can education a student, after high school, to obtain a skill. Either 4 yrs or whatever amount is in there.

The money ONLY goes to the school. NEVER can the money be touched once it is deposited.

If the child does not seek higher education, they DO NOT get the money.

The money is returned to the person who STARTED THE account.

Then it is taxed.

It is heartbreaking to have an 18 yr old get their college fund in their hands and blow it on a vacation to vegas and a car. Yet they cannot move out of your house, ever.

Aunty Kim Kim said...

on todays show she said all kids are thriving in school , but then in the next line said they miss going places and seeing the crew and want to film again....she just doesn't see the connection...good in school without cameras', not so well in school with cameras...........plus they don't go away anymore because Kate uses all the money on herself for her trips....none on the kids and even day trips...so of course they miss that part of the filming (going away).....she did finally say something good about John,,,that they were getting along better....but in the end she's still saying tons of followers want to see more shows..(maybe about 10-20) and she's looking into getting another contract for another reality show...never gives up!

PA Mom X 5 said...

Banking Asst said...

The Tap 529 is not the Tuition Plan I am referring to. It is a national account and may even be international.

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Banking Asst -- Sorry. I didn't see any previous post where you referred to a 529. In fact, I can't find any post from you at all. I was responding to Katherine's post (5/18/2012 7:03 PM) in which she said that Jon could set up a 529, which is the TAP account that has already been set up.

Katherine said...

Saw Kate and her Papparizzi dance outfit flash on the screen last night on DWTS. Fans have to write in to vote for those previous dancers that they would like to see back on this next Season of DWTS. So, let's see how many people write for Kate.

Maybe Jimmy Fallon will start a campaign to get Kate brought back on DWTS? That is what it would take to see Kate on that show. No one is going to run to her to appear.

Lets see how many fans "really want her back on TV" as that is how DWTS would call her back on. Won't happen.

Still think Kate should go to ABC now and beg to be the next bachelorette, that is the only way I think she can get back on TV and watch, she will do it.

I do think yesterday she sat on her bed, watching old TV shows remembering the good days. I do think she is very depressed as she faced reality Monday when in NY no one was fighting to get her photo plus Huffington Post wrote that article.

Kate has realized no one wants her back on TV with her kids or without her kids. Everything she has tried has not worked with or without her kids.

Can you pull herself out of the depression without sending out the tweets about her "haters" or can she finally accept the fact that she caused this? I don't know. I think she knows she isn't wanted on TV, but someone is going to offer her something to make her look like an idiot and she will think it is about her being back on TV, but it will be to make a joke out of her. Maybe SNL would invite her to make a fool of her. Hey they invited Lindsay Lohan, didn't they? It would draw the viewers to have KG on their show one time.

Under The Boardwalk said...

Saw Kate and her Papparizzi dance outfit flash on the screen last night on DWTS. Fans have to write in to vote for those previous dancers that they would like to see back on this next Season of DWTS. So, let's see how many people write for Kate.

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Is there a link to this? I didn't see any place to actually VOTE. All I saw were comments about who should be asked back, but nowhere was there a place to place a vote for a particular person. I missed the Paparazzi dance. It must have been a very quick flash!

Dancing With A Kart said...

"Lets see how many fans "really want her back on TV" as that is how DWTS would call her back on. Won't happen."

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I wouldn't rule it out, nor would I be at all surprised if she is called back. It doesn't matter that she was miserable on the show, or that the crew backstage didn't like her, or that the judges thought she was pathetic. If the network thinks that she will bring in the ratings because she is hated, she will be asked back. It's about the money. It's not about who is liked the most.

The worst thing that could be done is to voice an opinion to the network about how wrong it would be to bring her back. The more "protest" letters they have, the more incentive it is to bring her back because they know that viewers will watch the train wreck.

Deck said...

I cannot believe the postings on this ego maniacs twitter account.Its just fools like her just constantly telling her she's the greatest mom,person,cook,shopper etc on the face of the earth.This lady is very very sick an honestly makes my skin crawl

Katherine said...

OMG, Youtube has all of Kate's dances and even Jimmy Fallon dancing in Kate's costume. lol lol

You having a bad day this weekend, which is hard for a lot of people?
Then you look at Kate dancing and you will wet your pants.

Funny thing? The woman is not bright, no, she really is not and maybe that is why all she can do is scream, rant and rave as she did not remember any of the dance steps, never, even the papparazzi dance which Tony walked her through and she almost tripped. lol lol lol

Think I am starting to feel sorry for this witch, she spends the whole day on Twitter? This is Sunday and you cannot enjoy the day? Tomorrow is another very warm day here in Wernersville, what will Kate do, more Tweets for her sheeple?

This is a not so bright woman hoping someone wants her to scream, rant and rave and now she is putting videos of her children on the web site. SAD..........

Aunty Kim Kim said...

I looked at a group of people following her on her twitter account and most of them are from overseas just seeing the beginning of K+8 and are teenagers...they don't know any better....GOD willing they will have their eyes opened as they watch future shows and see her behaviour deteriorate!!!
She's supermom in her eyes,,but never admits to these kids that she has helpers, nannies, they are called, at least one full-time and one part-time...she doesn't do all the work...oh yah and a yard worker etc....she does NOT do it all herself...these kids are blindsided!!!!
Hopefully their eyes will be opened soon!!!
Lets see what the next few months brings with Jon's book coming out!

Aunty Kim Kim said...

there's video's of the children being put up by Kate? Really? Where?

Edna in Reading said...

Hot day here in the East. Wish my kids had bought me a pool when they were little. Instead I have lazy kids who didn't get a job until they were close to 17.Yes, I have seen Kate Gosselin and her twins at Target. She is super skinny and looks sick for being that thin and that height.She is not a healthy looking woman.So she looks like she starves and the twins are healthy looking. But her orange look is scary with that hair color. Everyone stares at her. She never looks at anyone and I never saw a bodyguard either.

Have a great Memorial Day and remember what the holiday is all about. Not Kate.

Moonlight Bay said...

Aunty Kim Kim said...

there's video's of the children being put up by Kate? Really? Where?

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The only one up there is a very short video of one of the kids snapping her toes on the pool patio...just the legs and feet, no face.

"OMG, Youtube has all of Kate's dances and even Jimmy Fallon dancing in Kate's costume. lol lol"

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They've been up there since the day after the dances (last spring). I doubt if they are getting many hits. People would sooner forget!

barbee said...

Kids all thriving and excelling in school across the board. However, on the Mother-Figure's Day cards two showed examples of dislexia, with letters backwards. Too bad SHE 'doesn't know how to teach' THEM, so they really could thrive.

Xanadu said...

Kids all thriving and excelling in school across the board. However, on the Mother-Figure's Day cards two showed examples of dislexia, with letters backwards

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While transposition and letter reversal, with letters appearing as mirror images may be a symptom of visual dyslexia, there is a battery of other tests that would have to be performed in order to determine if true dyslexia exists. It is interesting that only the "p" appears as a mirror image. The other letters are properly written. From a website:

"Many myths surround the children who make reversals such as, the child is learning disabled, the child has some type of neurological dysfunction or the child will become dyslexic. Dyslexics often have many reading/writing errors including reversals so this theory is difficult to prove...it is not uncommon or unusual to see children 4,5,6 and even 7 years of age making letter and/or letter reversals. There may be a need for some concern if a child continues with letter reversals or mirror reading/writing into and beyond the 3rd grade. Letter/word reversals are for the most part due to a weak memory or the lack of enough previous experiences."

Katherine said...

Couldn't sleep last night so off to www.youtube.com to watch Kate's 5 weeks of dancing, then Kate was returning for the final show where the winner is announced. Wow, Kate being asked how life is and how it was after being voted off. Kate said with this big smile "I've been so busy with filming MY new show Kate plus 8, then I have also been filming my new show Twist of Kate at the same time, so (smiling) I have been busy and happy and the kids are fine"

Laugh? Yes, bad me, but I was laughing like crazy, neither show is on TV or anywhere else.

barbee said...

Xanadu, sorry I didn't say I saw a 'visual dislexic' sign...
and re the incorrect letters, one of the cards had a backwards 'y' and the other was backward 'p'. This comment was not meant as a condemnation of the kids, just calling HER on her usual way of over-exaggerating things, the kids are NOT all excelling across the board. By 8 yrs old all 3 (yeah, count 'em, three) of my kids knew their alphabet and how to print it and my youngest granddaughter was teaching herself 'cursive' at 8. Kate just needs to get over herself and realize that her kids cannot complete (in our minds) with OUR kids, they naturally are smarter, cuter, funnier, whatever than hers. Remember, I said in our minds.

Teaching is Fun said...

It is wonderful that the Gosselin children just completed their first year of school without one vacation week away from school, then to have to go back and try to catch up when you can't. Children who are not use to the rigors of pre K, K and first grade, the friendliness of their classmates, the teachers and are treated as Royality because they have been traveling First Class since they were born, well it is now past their formative years and the teachers have to "reset" the children's minds.

I would like to think that all of the Gosselin children enjoy being on a schedule whether it is school or having their older sisters plan their birthday party. It is normal
how the other kids live, so they have so much in common plus they bring their friends that they made in school to their home.

Hopefully, these children will remain on this schedule and be allowed to learn, catch up and have any of their "slow areas" zeroed in on by the teachers.

I don't remember seeing any books in Kate's house or book shelves so I don't know if she does read or just reads on the Internet, but magazines, newspapers, books would indicate the parents read, the children would read and I don't know anything about Kate reading stories to those tups when they were in cribs. I only remember the crying to be held and the wet diapers when they didn't stay in their cribs for 4 hrs every afternoon.

Wishing the tups good luck and individuality someday and not "little kids" as that is sad just as dressing them alike is harmful as they get older. They are in school and they wear a uniform, so they look around and see themselves, then at home, they dress alike, so they see themselves again by looking at the other tups.

Collin still seems to be extremely sullen. I wonder why.

weight watchers said...

Edna in Reading said...
, I have seen Kate Gosselin and her twins at Target. She is super skinny.....

She never appears that way in the photos. She always appears very "thick" in the legs, ankles, and waist. Is she victoria secrets skinny? Ribs showing and shoulder bones skinny? Or runners digest trim?

PA Woman said...

Teaching is Fun said...
I don't remember seeing any books in Kate's house or book shelves so I don't know if she does read or just reads on the Internet, but magazines, newspapers, books would indicate the parents read, the children would read and I don't know anything about Kate reading stories to those tups when they were in cribs. I only remember the crying to be held and the wet diapers when they didn't stay in their cribs for 4 hrs every afternoon

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This is one thing that always stood out to me about the TV show. Not once did we see a partent or nannie read a book to the children. Not in the evening, a rainy day, or on long car/train rides. It just wasn't normal, at least to me.

Target Fan to said...

Kate is super skinny now. She was normal when she had the tups and they were like 4. I mean she was a size 4 at that time but photography or TV makes you appear 10lbs heavier.Now she is like 00, not eating, not runner's lean like my daughters. Kate's face looks terrible and orange.

The kids look and act like they are in jail.

Katherine said...

Oh Kate, hope you have a great trip to San Diego to pretend you are a runner in a marathon. How you can pretend.

Read that msnbc.com has a article about reality show participants today. Seems that they don't realize they are "acting" and that all those people around them who are their friends are also "acting" and being paid to be their friends. So when they no longer are "acting" in reality shows they almost have a nervous breakdown because their "friends" disappear, like the crew, producers, directors, limo drivers, security, other "reality stars" that they called their "friends" and it is sad. Kind of like a movie "Truman" with Jim Carrey back in the 90s, all make believe and not real.

Kate, do you have that? If not go to the web site and read what the psychiatrists, not psychologists, but the doctors who prescribe medications for depression have to say about "when reality is not real" and how to handle it. You don't get to call your "doctor" on the show anymore.

PA Woman said...

Target Fan to said...
Kate is super skinny now. She was normal when she had the tups and they were like 4. I mean she was a size 4 at that time but photography or TV makes you appear 10lbs heavier.Now she is like 00, not eating, not runner's lean like my daughters. Kate's face looks terrible and orange.

The kids look and act like they are in jail.

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Does she still make the little ones dress a like? I thought that was only for the show and other public appearances; not all the time.

I may have a little different view on things that others here. I was actually hoping she would get her own show (without the kids) for at least a season and would get so busy with that the kids would be able to spend most of their time with Jon. I think it would be good for them. So I wanted her to have a show for the kids sake...not for Kates benefit.

ncgirl said...

Kate did read to the children on the show to promote some movie about a mouse. It wasn't genuine though.

Kate says she only eats salads so I guess she is skinny. There's nothing wrong with staying fit, but as usual she goes overboard.

Aunty Kim Kim said...

I hear the twins are graduating from grade 5 today...are they a year behind? As my girls are 11 and born the same month and are graduating from grade 6 in a few weeks...Plus, how do the twins look when they're out with their Mom????

Pony said...

Lots of 11 year-olds are finishing 5th grade right now. If the girls were born after Oct. 1, (and they were) then in PA they didn't get to start kindergarten until they were almost 6. It all depends on when the state's cut-off date is in relation to the child's birthday. The only Gosselin children who are "behind" are the sextuplets, since Kate made the decision to hold back all of them when some weren't deemed ready for kindergarten.