Free Discussion July and August 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.

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kinman said...

I feel like both Kate and Jon are making an attempt to get back into the television spotlight, to reclaim their previous "fame". They really only became famous when the news broke about their divorce and they were tabloid fodder for awhile. Now they are older than yesterday's news and the kids are older and not as marketable. As far as Kate boo-hooing about not being able to go to the beach this summer, I think that is really ridiculous. She could certainly fit in a trip to North Carolina for a week with those kids and maybe one helper and it would not break the bank. Other "regular" people do it (just not in the lavish style in which she was accustomed in the past). At any rate, I think she and Jon really miss the limelight and would both welcome the chance to be back in it. Reality shows shows such as theirs do not do as well in the ratings anymore and I think people are finally getting tired of them.

Katherine said...

Yep, I agree that neither one likes not being on TV. It was darn easy.

Jon has had about 3 or 4 jobs since he left TV and he wasn't working when the tups were born, was he? She has never enjoyed work since she has not single handed taken care of 8 kids.

Kate has 2 12 yr olds now. Remember when we were 12 what we had to do. Well, I bet Cara works like crazy to take care of those tups. I don't think it is in Mady, she really strikes me as the one who would love to be back on TV. Just with the poses on the photos on the web site, I think maybe Mady has that gene in her to perform, she does play the violin and loves it I understand and she is outgoing.

This whole People Magazine, the kids being taken out with Jon for a normal holiday is to remind people that the kids are there, not far away, but the tups just don't seem to want to go back to that old life. Especially not the boys. I think all of the kids are happy in school, but they have to listen to their mother complain"if we were still on TV we could go to Paris"....and that is how Joel comes up with Kate's comments.

It is a mess and I hope that no one gives them another TV show and that if Mady wants to be on TV, that it happens when she is older and can control her own life, because Kate being the stage mother is not going to get her a job, no way, no how.

Hope everyone is cool, the midwest is getting rain, the farmers are suffering so and poor Colorado Springs is just burning. So why are we discussing the Twit/Twat/Tweeter again?

Oh because they are trying a new scam, get back on TV but be divorced and raising 8 kids, that is why.

Heffner Road said...

Hey Kate....New Jersey and Delaware has nice beaches...no need to go to North Carlonia

Debbie H said...

Just saw on Wikipedia that they list Kate under her bio as an "American FORMER television personality"...HAHA...TOO funny, huh???

Shoka's Understudy said...

Yes, Debbie, there is a Santa Claus! lol

American FORMER tv personality!

Finally! Thank you, Wikipedia!

K said...

I am not sure but I think that anyone can change info in Wikipedia, but you have to put your contact info on there also and the date you change the information, so not as though Kate can go in and change anything unless she is going to initial it.

Not sure about this but understand
from friends, that everyone can start a Wikapedia site for theirselves. Bet Katie's publicity people put her on there.

"American television personality" and now former?

Someone is going to have to give these reality persons a title and it is not "personality" when it comes to our Katie, now is it?

No, I don't like what this woman does to her children. I honestly wish she would get a TV job and be gone so that her children could live a normal life and have a full time parent who is not spending their day on twitter giving out information about these kids. I just feel their privacy is very important.

Sad when you think that as these 6 were very little, under 2, they were cute, they had personalities, developing and funny little folks, but she sucked that right out of them and turned them into robots.
They have no personality that we can see other than those posed photos. They were no longer cute to watch as she screamed her way across the USA with them in K+8. They were so afraid, so scared of her. Sad what happened, stiffling a child's natural personality. Instill fears that were frightening: afraid to get dirty playing baseball? Crying and having a meltdown in front of hundreds of people in Reading's baseball field was so sad.

Yes, I could go on. I pray that this book by some guy that Kate's "attorneys" got an injunction against.......hope it comes out and we find out why Jon left her, left TV, what was going on in that house of horrors.

Heffner Road said...

Hey Kate...old news...we had corn on the cob three weeks ago...purchased about five miles from your home


Kateplusmy8: Guess what time of 1
year it is here??! It's time for corn on the cob! Yay! 6 happy sloppy corn eaters here! :) http://t.co/6I0lwl6P
2 hours ago from Twitterrific

Kateplusmy8: Ha! Kids are talking abt their fond memories in Alaska...'sleeping in that warm log cabin

Corny As Kansas In August said...

Heffner Road said...

Hey Kate...old news...we had corn on the cob three weeks ago...purchased about five miles from your home

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I doubt if Kate "purchases" her corn. She probably waits until her farmer neighbor gives it to her.

sglily said...

The corn on the cob thing reminds me of "flag cake", which she has on her site for all those that supposedly are requesting the recipe...then she admits she knows it's not her recipe-right, Kate-you were called you out years ago while in the midst of your many attempts at the rip-off cookbook you're trying to get published. Besides, is it really a recipe? Anyone can look at the picture (been around for years), and see plainly how it's put together. I remember the episode when the kids were making it, and she was constantly criticizing, and yelling at them to stop sneaking bites of the ingredients. Another sad holiday memory goes down in history, caught on tape.

Shoka's Understudy said...

Here is a article on kate's motherly, saving wisdom:

So how does a busy mother save on clothing? Here are Kate’s tips:


•Think savings first. Even if you prefer a particular store, you’re better off shopping at the place where you get the best discounts. “I try to stack sales and coupons and other offers together,” Kate says.

•Avoid impulse buying.

BIG LIE! Remember when the kids went shopping for shoes for school and that which could not stand it and went over to the women's shoes and grabbed a couple of pairs of expensive high heels and was like a kid in the candy shop, while her kids ran around the store like banchees. That is impulse buying.

“This is hard, because I am a lover of shopping by nature,” Kate confesses. And though the temptation is there to rush out and buy new outfits to fit her newly toned body, “let’s just say I try to squelch that urge.”

•If you’re on a budget, don’t blow it all on trendy clothes that will be out of style next year. “I stick to more classic styles that can be repeated despite the newest fad!”

Remember when she was photographed in those clothes for late teens and early twenties? UGH!

BIG LIAR!

I have never seen her wear the same outfit twice!

And if you have a change of heart once you get your purchases home, don’t keep them for the sake of convenience – return them for a refund.


•Weed through your wardrobe regularly and get rid of items you don’t use anymore.

BIG LIAR!

Then why did Mady say that you didn't have anymore room in your closet because you had so many shoes and needed to tear it down and build a very big one??

BIG LIAR:

“I strictly adhere to the ‘if you haven’t worn it in a year, you’re not going to’ rule,” Kate says. She brings her used clothes to consignment stores so she can get a little cash back.

It is so sad that she abused those kids for years beating the idea that they could not get one speck of dirt or anything on those clothes because she wanted the most profit off the clothes that she could get.

Kate also talks about the time she opened a store credit card when shopping for herself and the children, which, along with the store’s sale prices, helped her save $200 on her total purchase. Just a caveat – store cards are a good option if you pay off the balance every month, but if you tend to carry a balance, the fees can add up quickly.

BIG BIG LIAR:

Finally (as if you needed encouragement), Kate suggests a little splurging every once in a while, as long as you don’t overdo it. “We do deserve to look nice too, which translates into feeling good and makes us be better moms all around!”

Translation: She thinks she deserves to look nice for Steve, travel with Steve, first class
24/7.

What do you think of her advice?


It Stinks!!!

PA Woman said...

kinman said...
I feel like both Kate and Jon are making an attempt to get back into the television spotlight, to reclaim their previous "fame".

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I'm not convienced that's Jon's motive. He's trying to sell his book not get a TV show.

ERA said...

Does anyone know if Mady is working a a model? I saw a photo of some kids at The Children's Place and one of them was a spitting image of Mady.

captain said...

As to Kate lamenting the family's inability to go to the beach this year...I think that she is more upset that if she went to the beach, she would not be able to afford the lavish accomodations as when they were on TV. She is too proud to do that, to "lower" herself that much.
Sounds like there is a book coming out about Kate that I would really buy!!! Not like her hype.JMHO

Under The Boardwalk said...

Sounds like there is a book coming out about Kate that I would really buy!!! Not like her hype.JMHO

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If you're referring to the Gosselinbook, it's on hold right now. Allegedly, Kate's attorneys, a high-profile group from LA, sent the author a C&D letter, and the author reports that if it's to be released, he will post the date of publication.

Seasons In The Sun said...

I have never seen her wear the same outfit twice!

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I think you're forgetting about those baby doll dresses, the daisy dukes, the white shorts and the black satin shorts. She was very fond of those, as well as the aqua top and black top (cut down to her waist). She wore them several times.

Debbie H said...

I'm not so sure I have any faith in the author of the Gosselin book which is on hold now...I mean, if he is intimidated by her attorneys, then he must think he has something to fear...If he, as he states, told the TRUTH in his book, then he needs to promote the hello out of it and tell his lawyers to come and get him...They can't do a thing to him for telling the truth..On the other hand, if his book is full of untruths, then he should be afraid of her lawyers threats...Since he is appearing to be afraid of her lawyers, I'm willing to bet the book is NOT accurate...

Shoka's Understudy said...

There are such a thing as an Unoffical Biography. But, I want the truth about kate and behind the scenes. Does anyone know about the 52 days something was going to come out about kate? Has that date passed?

Nick Of Time said...

They can't do a thing to him for telling the truth..On the other hand, if his book is full of untruths, then he should be afraid of her lawyers threats...Since he is appearing to be afraid of her lawyers, I'm willing to bet the book is NOT accurate..

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He doesn't have to prove that they are true; she has to show that they are false. The burden is on the plaintiff, which is what she would be if he releases it and she files suit.

Shoka -- go to gosselinbook.com and gosselinbook.blogspot.com

Seriously? said...

Thought it was funny to hear on a promo for an upcoming 'DWTS', when the interviewee stated, "Kate Gosselin is probably calling every 15 minutes, trying to get on this one!"

Debbie H said...

Nick of Time....If that's the case, then he needs to grow some and GET THAT BOOK OUT NOW!...I want to know what's in it...But, like I said..IF he is lying about her in it, it doesn't matter who proves what, he will be in trouble...IF he's telling the truth, then he needs to get it out already...Interest is going to dwindle if he keeps waiting...WHAT is he waiting for???I don't get it...IF it's true, he has nothing to fear...right???

Sharla said...

Some people are more easily flummoxed than others. Years ago Kate had a cease and desist letter emailed to "Sharla" to stop the blog. As you can see, it had no effect. The attorney I consulted said basically anyone can send a cease and desist letter about almost anything. It doesn't really have any force of law and if you stop what they don't like, they've won. If you ignore them, then they have to decide whether to sue or what other legal strategies they have.

Shoka's Understudy said...

kate had a cease and desist order to Sharla to stop this blog??

Hahaha, then she does read it!

That is fascinating! Hope the book comes out soon!

Heffner Road from Fl said...

7 hours ago from Twitterrific

Kateplusmy8: @KATIEGOSS8 impersonation online is legally actionable. I've taken this info and reported


WHAT IS SHE TALKING ABOUT?

Xanadu said...

WHAT IS SHE TALKING ABOUT?

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Someone with the Twitter name, Katiegossell8 sent Kate this link:

KATIEGOSSELL8 @Kateplusmy8 http://t.co/8rT9DaOL

It links to the episode (Youtube) where the kids don't want to sit next to Kate on the train ride. The person tweeting did not impersonate Kate, but Kate decided that since the name the person uses is similar to her name, she reported her.

Do you use TwitQ? It's helpful in following Kate's tweets.

Xanadu said...

.IF it's true, he has nothing to fear...right???

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Wrong. He has much to fear. Even if it's true, they can still file a defamation of character suit and make it miserable for the author. It could be hung up in the legal system for years. The author would have to defend it. Kate has the money to do this. Such a suit would wipe out the author. He has a wife and three kids, and I think that's what is holding him back...financial ruin.

Sharla said...

Exactly each person has to weigh the pros and cons and the possibility that the person will actually file suit.

After discussion with legal counsel as far as the blog went, I actually enjoyed the thought of a lawsuit. I would have enjoyed putting Kate through a deposition. There were a lot of questions for her at that time. The thought of being deposed seemed to scare her more than me. :)

Shoka's Understudy said...

If kate had to do a deposition for the lawsuit against the blog, would the state of PA allow it to be shown to the public, like the Anthony's depositions in FL?

Would love to see kate squirm and sit and spin with Scuba Steve sitting right there next to her when she is asked if she is dating Steve and if she beat the kids with the big red wooden spoon.

Linda said...

"LOOK FORWARD TO A LAWSUIT..."
With this possibility - another half truth would be divulged -the extent of Kates wealth. Wasteful thinking on her part.

PA Woman said...

Shoka's Understudy said...
If kate had to do a deposition for the lawsuit against the blog, would the state of PA allow it to be shown to the public, like the Anthony's depositions in FL?

Would love to see kate squirm and sit and spin with Scuba Steve sitting right there next to her when she is asked if she is dating Steve and if she beat the kids with the big red wooden spoon.

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The Anthony case was criminal. This would be civil. Also, Florida has extremely liberal laws about making evidence public, something I haaven't seen in any other state. Most likely, anyting about the book would never make it to court. It would probably be settled out of court if anything comes of it at all.

Sharla said...

The blog and the book are two separate things. :)

If Kate had pursued anything years ago about the blog, I believe she would have had to file where I live or at least where one or more mods/writers live. She also would have had to get subpeonas to find out who I and the other people involved are in real life.

Unfortunately for the book writer, they seem to be in the same state and perhaps the same or adjoining counties.

Heffner Road fm Florida said...

SOME OF THE TWEETS FROM THE LOCAL RADIO STATION IN READING


Scott St. John‏@scott_y102
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@samantha_chang I'll have it on the site soon and will tweet it when it's ready.



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5hScott St. John‏@scott_y102

@Kateplusmy8 Are you offering to be my trainer -or- motivator? :)



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@Kateplusmy8 Thank you Kate! A pleasure to meet you this morning!



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Me and @Kateplusmy8 Our awesome guest this morning. pic.twitter.com/TmvvZ1ZS



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7hScott St. John‏@scott_y102

On the air with @Kateplusmy8 this morning! She is running the Y-102 Yes I Can marathon for Special Olympics in the fall!

Katherine said...

Think a publishing house should just outright buy the book, change some names add a kid or subtract a kid and make the location in upstate NY and we have a money making book. Movie rights and we would know who and want it is about. Would be wonderful.

Kate made so many enemies in the world of Television plus her own hometown, that there are plenty of people who would love to vomit up details about Kate, Jon, the whole thing that led up to her having multiples when they couldn't afford the twins they had.

Kate really thinks she can keep people quiet, but I certainly do not think she can make that last forever.

I wait with baited breath for the truth or a version of a story similar to our dear Katie.

If anyone was afraid of her, they would not write about her PERIOD. She put herself out there to be a public person (I'm sure she likes hearing that but I won't give her television personality which she uses to describe herself) and whatever she does, takes photos and posts them on her web site, write about them on CC, makes her a public person plus add that Twitter/Twatter thing in there. She asks for comments, disagreements, name calling, her so called named "haters" to attract attention. No one hates her, everyone except for 15 or 20 people just want her to disappear.

She made the biggest mistake going from Mom on K&J8 to sex bomb dragging those kids around (never was in the kitchen with K8) so I would assume we can be critics, right?

Does she have enough money to squash that book? I don't think so. I just think the poor guy does not want to deal with that for years, the legal system ties one up in knots for years. Someway, somehow it will come out.

After all Penn State had a really big secret going for years and lots of money to hide it, right? And what happened? The laundry was not washed but it was hung on the line....so Kate, it is just a matter of time, you are no better than Elizabeth Taylor and that woman had so many books written about her and TV documentaries, she never filed a lawsuit against anyone. Her theory? "let them believe what they want, it keeps me in the news".....and E.Taylor spear headed Aid's Research back when it was called a "curse" she was a great raiser of money to help victims living with that disease., unlike you Kate, take, take, take. Wonder how many companies spoke about Kate demanding free things????

K said...

Civil lawsuits are rarely open to the public in the state of PA., but the news media has a right to sit in on these cases and it would be reported, word for word.

Of course any comments about the children and the reporters would be asked to leave the court. But since Kate allowed everything in their lives to be filmed, I imagine it would all be about Kate & Jon.

Maybe this is why Jon just gave out that interview with People and said "Kate is a good mother" she is protecting him also with her big attys from L.A.

Do we even care any longer? When those kids are old enough, they will speak up.

In The Good Old Summertime said...

Civil lawsuits are rarely open to the public in the state of PA., but the news media has a right to sit in on these cases and it would be reported, word for word.

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That is not entirely correct. I have sat in on many civil proceedings. In Pennsylvania, according to their access to court access page, "In general, you should be able to attend civil proceedings, which are presumptively open to the public, in Pennsylvania state courts. A judge will only close a civil proceeding when: the denial of access serves an important interest, there is no less restrictive way to serve that interest, the material is of the kind that courts will protect, and public access will cause serious injury to the party seeing closure.

"You have a right to attend most court proceedings in Pennsylvania state courts. However, your right of access is not absolute, and a court can restrict your access under certain circumstances.

"You have a First Amendment right to attend criminal trials, Richmond Newspapers, Inc. v. Virginia, 448 U.S. 555, 580 (1980). This includes the preliminary hearing and the jury selection process. The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has recognized that the principle of openness is also derived from the common law and the state constitution. Pa. Const. art. 1, § 11; Commonwealth v. Fenstermaker, 530 A.2d 414, 417 (Pa. 1987).

"You will not be able to attend grand jury proceedings."

Nick Of Time said...

K: Shoka asked about the deposition, not about the trial. The public does not attend a deposition.

PA courts, however, are open to the public, and not just rarely. A friend is involved in such proceedings right now, and I asked if anyone may attend and I was told by both the attorney and court personnel that the public may be present at civil hearings.

"Think a publishing house should just outright buy the book, change some names add a kid or subtract a kid and make the location in upstate NY and we have a money making book. Movie rights and we would know who and want it is about. Would be wonderful."

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We don't even know what's in the book. Why would a publishing company buy the rights to a book which would be turned into fiction? Who would want to read it, and why?

Moreover, If a person can recognize himself/herself from the situation, time period, places or events even if names and locations are changed, the author can still be sued for libel. He/she is not protected, and no purpose would be served in releasing such a book.

Coming Soon? said...

Speaking of the book, there has been a change in the website. There is now a big photo of Kate, wiping tears, with the caption "Coming Soon."

Gosselinbook.com

Debbie H said...

Gosselinbook.com...."How kate fooled the world"...Well, I don't think she fooled the world...Not for long, anyway..Everybody(except for the 100 sheeple on Twitter that foam at the mouth over her)has pretty much got her number at this point...But I, for one, can't WAIT to see what she thought she could get away with but DIDN'T...I hope the affair and alcoholism are elaborated on...And the grifting...That's how she really fooled everybody...trying to scam money out of them...And that's probably what's killing her now is not having a human ATM at her beck and call and finger snap...Even more so than the dwindling "celebrity" she enjoyed far longer than she deserved...I just hope the author DOES indeed get this book out...Kate has had it coming a long time...And I love KARMA...:)

shaz said...

Hahaha the song on gosselin book website is too good. Is this guy for real?

Debbie H said...

Shaz...as far as I know, he is for real...Real enough that he scares the hmhm out of Kate...lol..I just want to see his book already...

WonderButton said...

Quote:
Coming Soon? said...
Speaking of the book, there has been a change in the website. There is now a big photo of Kate, wiping tears, with the caption "Coming Soon."
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WHAT TEARS? Ha ha ha!

When I checked the book website, it said that for any legal questions to contact Kate's Atty. Why would it be Kate's Atty? Why not the Atty for the author?

PA Woman said...

Do we have any idea how the author knows Kate? It will make a difference on whether I'd be interested in the book.

Seasons In the Sun said...

Why would it be Kate's Atty? Why not the Atty for the author?

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Why would it be ANY attorney? They are not going to tell you anything under the attorney-client privilege, especially since this all under legal review.

Debbie H said...

Wonder Button...I think he says to contact Kate's attorney if you have any legal questions, because he says THAT'S the reason he is not yet releasing it..I guess he wants people to call and ask them what the problem is with the book or whatever...I SO hope he doesn't give into the bullying tactics of Kate's lawyers and goes ahead with the book..As I have said many times...If it's true, he has NOTHING to fear...We have freedom of speech in this country(so far) and as long as we are not committing libel, slander or defamation against anyone, we can write what we darn well please...

Grammajude said...

Just saw on ROL that Kate competed in a "mini" marathon in Chicago - all of 3 miles!!! Ran with her Coupon Cabin buddies. There are about 5 pics there but none show the silver haired fox - wonder if he went to "protect" her???

K said...

So Radar on Line said Kate registered for all races with an address of Beverly Hills, California.

Is she ashamed of her McMansion and the mine all mine is too small now?

Shoka's Understudy said...

Wonder Button,
I thought the same thing. Why contact kate's attorneys on legal issues? Why not his attorney?

Doesn't make sense.

Saw an ad on TLC with all the reality stars for Child Hunger and kate was not on there.

I think they have gotten rid of her for good, except a few episodes of Jon and kate plus 8.

Debbie H said...

Seasons in the sun...I don't think he was referring to "private attorney privilege" kind of questions when he referred all legal questions to Kates attorney...My own opinion is that if you want to know WHY they have a problem with the book being released, he wants you to ask them...I agree it sounds weird, but they are the reason he has hesitated on the release of the book...

Seasons In The Sun said...

Seasons in the sun...I don't think he was referring to "private attorney privilege"

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It's attorney-client privilege and no attorney on either side is going to answer any questions, either from the fans, non-fans or media. They would anticipate that anything said could be misconstrued or taken out of context.

Has anyone actually e-mailed the attorney and asked if there will be a release and why it has been delayed? It would be interesting to see if the question is answered.

Grammajude. Steve was there. He's running a bit behind her in one of the photos, black shorts, sunglasses. It's definitely Steve.

PA Woman said...

DSTS All Stars announced. As expected, no Kate

The All-Stars

Kelly Monaco (season one winner)
Drew Lachey (season two winner)
Emmitt Smith (season three winner)
Apolo Anton Ohno (season four winner)
Hélio Castroneves (season five winner)
Shawn Johnson (season eight winner)
Bristol Palin (season eleven second runner-up)
Kirstie Alley (season twelve runner-up)
Gilles Marini (season eight runner-up)
Melissa Rycroft (season eight second runner-up)
Joey Fatone (season four runner-up)
Pamela Anderson (season ten, eliminated week seven)

The Wildcards

Carson Kressley (season thirteen, eliminated week five)
Kyle Massey (season eleven, runner-up)
Sabrina Bryan (season five, eliminated week six)

Debbie H said...

PA Woman..Isn't that great??I was so excited she didn't make the cut..It's no telling what she and her "team" did to try to land a spot on DWTS...We all know she wanted it so bad she could taste it..LOL..Maybe this news will give her some kind of hint as to what her chances are of continuing a "TV" career...

Heffner Road said...

LETS SEE HOW MANY OF HER I.E. 100,000 FOLLOWERS WILL ATTEND THE PARTY....SHE JUST DOES NOT GIVE UP.. SHE IS ONE STUPID LADY


ate Gosselin‏@Kateplusmy8

Tweet partying really soon.... I have a few more things to do first...,. Then I'm ALL yours :) I'll be back around 10pm EST. Stay awake!:)

Seasons In The Sun said...

We all know she wanted it so bad she could taste it..LOL..Maybe this news will give her some kind of hint as to what her chances are of continuing a "TV" career...

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Actually, she said at tonight's tweet party that she was relieved DWTS didn't call. Sure she was.

Shoka's Understudy said...

Seasons In The Sun said...
We all know she wanted it so bad she could taste it..LOL..Maybe this news will give her some kind of hint as to what her chances are of continuing a "TV" career...

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Actually, she said at tonight's tweet party that she was relieved DWTS didn't call. Sure she was


I wonder what number Whopper lie that was?

ellen pickles said...

I recently watched j&K plus 8 season 3. For some reason I had never noticed before how much time Kate spends cooking and cleaning. I had three kids and i never cooked or cleaned as much as she does. On one episode Kate described a typical day and it was all about cooking cleaning and poop. Seems to me she needed to hire a nursery school teacher to spend time reading, drawing,playing games and just talking to her kids--because while those things are the most important parts of parenting small children--Kate would rather cook and clean. I don't want to sound judgemental --but nursery school teachers are trained to work with 6-10 children all the same age--which seems to drive Kate nuts.

Shoka's Understudy said...

kate did the cooking and cleaning and poop because she hates interacting with her kids. That is why they had to take long long naps in the crib in the afternoon.

She should of hired a young girl to teach the kids their ABC's, colors, all the things kids should know going into to pre-school and the kids should of been in separate rooms, one per class, so they could interact with other kids and have a social upbringing.

Under The Boardwalk said...

For some reason I had never noticed before how much time Kate spends cooking and cleaning.

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That was scripted for a show. Kate had a cook, nannies, cleaning service, laundry girl to do the housework, and when TLC was there filming, craft services provided the food.

Debbie H said...

Yeah..that's why she had all the "post it" notes everywhere all over the house...So she could tell all the hired help HER way of how to do THEIR job..always a control freak...It must be killing her now to not be able to control anything/anybody but her kids...and I feel SO sorry for them...It must suck to have a mother like her..

Katherine said...

I haven't posted for a few weeks. Just feel that this woman is draining. Cannot imagine what those children go thru with the highs and lows of this woman. No way do those children get a solid week without her ups and downs of "almost" getting back on TV. She has become one of the biggest jokes to the media. I just worry that those children will never be able to just go to school and come home to a life where they don't have to tip toe around her moods. We know her screaming, demanding ways. No, I don't think she has a Type A personality, I think she has become a screaming, demanding, spoiled child expecting a continuation of the 7 yrs she spent on TV plus that 1 yr when the volunteers lined up to help raise those children. Maybe she is right, she cannot go back to her life of where she was 9 yrs ago but it is the life we all live, life, live it, it is not about you anymore Kate, never was after you delivered those children. You drain me and I cannot imagine the drain you put on your twins as they mother you. Shame on you.

StillDisgustedinTX said...

Regarding the author of the book that Kate's trying to prevent him from publishing, and how on his website the author refers the public at large to contact Kate's attorney if they should have any legal questions about the book or when it is to be published, finally. Here is a link to the author's site and the lawyer's contact info: http://www.gosselinbook.blogspot.com/.

NOW.....How I understood the author's reference to Kate's lawyers is this. Clearly Kate is the one with ants in her pants who is trying to use the legal system to prevent its publication. She must believe there are legal reasons to support this kind of action. Therefore, if the public calls her attorney asking when it will be published, or why it's been delayed, or ask her attorney to identify what Kate contends are false defamatory statements, from a PR perspective, that's a huge burden to take on and it puts Kate/her attorney in the precarious position of having to put up or shut up. Put up your legal cards and let's see what's so objectionable about the book, and your proof to support it (which she does not in a million years want to do, and maybe can't even prove anything is untrue), or admit you have nothing you can prove is false and walk away so he can publish. I think it's a smart move for the author to defer to Kate's attorney because it is a reminder that he is not afraid of what he has written, he has no issue publishing it in this form, and he has no comprehension of what Kate's legal objections could possible be (sort of a shrug of the shoulders). So if there is a problem that is legitimate he wants to force Kate's hand and have her put it out there. And if she doesn't have anything to put out there, we'll know that real fast too. So I suggest a few people make those calls and ask carefully worded and targeted questions.

Let me know if you want help writing the questions. I'm a lawyer here. Does anyone else interpret/analyze this decision similarly as I do, or does it sound a little far fetched?

Debbie H said...

I will call her attorneys..NO problem here...Just throw out relevant questions and the phone number and I'm sure there are others on the board that will be happy to call Kate's attorney and ask whatever we need to ask to call the bluff on the book deal...I for one REALLY want to see the dang thing and know what she did that was worse than what we already know(and that was bad enough)lol

Xanadu said...

Why would Kate's attorney answer any questions? My bet would be that their answer would be "no comment." The public doesn't have a right to know anything that's causing legal issues right now. Moreover, is it know that they even read the book? There was no suit filed, no depositions, and unless the author submitted a copy of the book to Kate' attorney, there would be no legal grounds for which an attorney could demand a "preview" of the book before publication.

Shoka's Understudy said...

Fabulous! I can't wait to hear what kate's high priced paid with money off the kids backs lawyers about the book!

I think the author is brilliant! And the infamous wiping of the tears picture on the today show of her "crying" about her bills in her purse and she couldn't drop them in the mail to pay.

Awesome!

Octomom needs a new house and has set up a fund at gofundme to raise 150K for a downpayment.

Debbie H said...

I thought it all a little odd too...I mean, how do they even KNOW what's in the book already...but I am not knowledgeable about how they do these things to start with...But I'm game for anything that gets the book out...My personal feeling is that the author should just do it, so long as he is telling the truth...The only thing he can be sued for is slander/ liable as far as I know..and that only counts when you lie...You can tell unflattering things and even horrible things about someone all day as long as you didn't violate any confidentiality agreements and as long as you are telling the TRUTH...I DO know that much!

Elspeth said...

Interesting....

http://gosselinbook.blogspot.com/2012/07/a-kate-goelin-supporter-has-been-found.html

Debbie H said...

Just read "Gosselin supporter found..Lane Furniture..." All I can say is...I really understand now(better than ever) why it's SO hard for her to get used to being mediocre again and SO hard for her to accept TV career OVER...Imagine getting $50,000 plus $20,000 of FREE furniture for doing NOTHING but letting someone take your picture...Man oh man...They even made sure their taxes on the furniture were even PAID from the 1090...Hmmm...makes me even think of going out tomorrow and begging for a TV show...LOL..And don't laugh...Bet I have as much chance as SHE does of landing a show:)...

Seasons In The Sun said...

$50,000 plus $20,000 of FREE furniture for doing NOTHING but letting someone take your picture

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Read the contract again. They got $50,000 in cash plus $30,000 in free furniture, and $5,000 in electronics.

StillDisgustedinTX said...

Debbie H and Xanadu....
It is very possible that her attorney will not agree to answer any questions. But how he responds to the questions will be very telling. I would suggest starting out telling him you are interested in reading the book but have been directed to ask him why the book is being delayed. Therefore, you contacted him and 'would he mind talking with you for a moment.'
If he agrees to go on, ask him if he knows when the book is to be published?
If it's been delayed, ask him if he or his client requested a delay in the publication, and why?.
I'd ask if he or his client has had the opportunity to read the book. If so, are there any statements which they contend are false or defamatory. And if he says yes, ask him to be specific. If he says no, then how can they legally delay publication of the book?

If he responds that they have not seen or read the book themselves yet, then that's even worse for them. Based on not seeing it, what is their grounds for legally delaying the book?

In truth, the author can publish it regardless of Kate, unless she gets some injunction. He must have some concern over having to go through the fight of litigation if Kate sues for libel/defamation after it is published, because the threat of litigation will be there regardless of the truth and accuracy in the book. The author here seems to want to be prudent and cautious, and to avoid the costs of actual litigation. Then, he will publish it once he has neutralized her. That's my thinking.

PA Woman said...

Debbie H said...
I thought it all a little odd too...I mean, how do they even KNOW what's in the book already...but I am not knowledgeable about how they do these things to start with...But I'm game for anything that gets the book out...My personal feeling is that the author should just do it, so long as he is telling the truth...The only thing he can be sued for is slander/ liable as far as I know..and that only counts when you lie...You can tell unflattering things and even horrible things about someone all day as long as you didn't violate any confidentiality agreements and as long as you are telling the TRUTH...I DO know that much!

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The problem is, lawsuits can cost a fortune, whether it's a valid claim or not. And, with the lack luster interest in Kate, he very well may not make much on this book. My guess is the profits won't come close to covering legal fees in a lawsuit.

Elspeth said...

I'd say call if you want, but realize the most you're probably going to do is talk to the lawyer's legal secretary. I don't expect she's going to put any of those calls through to the attorney.

A lawsuit could be expensive, but so far all they've done is threaten. If the author stops, Kate is fine and happy. Kate might not want to pursue the lawsuit and have to sit through depositions.

Debbie H said...

PA Woman...I suspect that NOBODY wants a tell all unflattering book published about them...Still the market is flooded with them and I have rarely heard of lawsuits unless they were really over the top lies that threatened to hurt a major stars reputation and jeopardize their ability to make money...NOBODY is stupid enough to risk a book like that these days...So having said that, IF Kate were successful in suing this author(but lose the case), he could turn around and sue HER for reimbursement of HIS legal fees...I don't think Kate has that kind of money to throw around either for a book she knows is true and would therefore fail to win anything from suing the author...She would have to prove everything in the book to be a lie and she probably wouldn't want to draw attention to it all anyway..They are just trying to scare this author and bully him into retreating...I HOPE he will do as everyone else has who has published all of these unflattering celebrity tell alls and just get on with it...Why would she spend the rest of her kids money to stop something that she probably won't be able to stop anyway?...I don't see the logic here...

P Woman said...

Debbie H said...
PA Woman...I suspect that NOBODY wants a tell all unflattering book published about them...Still the market is flooded with them and I have rarely heard of lawsuits unless they were really over the top lies that threatened to hurt a major stars reputation and jeopardize their ability to make money...NOBODY is stupid enough to risk a book like that these days...So having said that, IF Kate were successful in suing this author(but lose the case), he could turn around and sue HER for reimbursement of HIS legal fees...
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Yes, but she hasn't sued. She has only threatened. She is trying to scare him from publishing. In addition, if she actually sued, it could take years. And he would have to lay out money up front so it would take several yrs before he could recover any money. You have to weigh that upfront payout to a lawyer, court costs, etc against the actual profit of the book. Just because he is holding off publishing does not mean the book isn't true. They are playing a game of cat and mouse right now.

Xanadu said...

Yes, but she hasn't sued. She has only threatened. She is trying to scare him from publishing. In addition, if she actually sued, it could take years. And he would have to lay out money up front so it would take several yrs before he could recover any money. You have to weigh that upfront payout to a lawyer, court costs, etc against the actual profit of the book. Just because he is holding off publishing does not mean the book isn't true. They are playing a game of cat and mouse right now.

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The author posted on another blog today that the book will be released in August.

Debbie H said...

Can you please tell me where author posted that book will be released in August???Oh I so hope that's true:)Y'all will have to fight me to be first in line to buy that jewel..lol..I hope it sends Kate to "Reality World" where she will have to face all this denial she's been doing for 8 years...I am ecstatic!!!Does that make me evil???:D

MossHill said...

The latest from the online tabs:

Jon Gosselin Hits Rock Bottom, 'I Can't Afford To Pay My Rent!'

http://www.radaronline.com/exclusives/2012/08/jon-gosselin-broke-rock-bottom-rent

Shoka's Understudy said...

No Debbie H, it does not make you evil. I want to see the book come out too. Maybe this will finally be her downfall.

Embarrassment.

I can't believe that you can get someone or some company to pay what you would have to pay on your 1099.

Bet she required it every time on every item.

From the clothes, the roof jewelery, to the pink scooter.

Must of paid a very good CPA a lot of money that the kids made off their backs.

I wish the churches would do a class action lawsuit against her.

I wish the IRS would audit all the church motivational speakings.

kates tips for school savings was on her blog.

Ridulous as usual.

linda said...

School starts soon - big question - private or public???
One site slaims her worth is $200,000, at $20,000 a month, she will also be crying in her beer
later this year. Let's see how
they cope!!

PA Momma said...

One site slaims her worth is $200,000, at $20,000 a month, she will also be crying in her beer
later this year. Let's see how
they cope!

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What is $20,000 a month?

PA Momma said...

I wish the churches would do a class action lawsuit against her.

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What would be the basis for a lawsuit? As horrible as the grifting was, and morally and ethically wrong to ask for love offerings, they did not force anyone to donate to "the cause," or did they make anyone purchase photos. It was voluntary.

Debbie H said...

Thanks Shoka, for not thinking I'm evil..LOL..I agree with you about the 1099 thing...Pretty low that you've got everybody and their brother throwing free clothes, furniture, food, entertainment stuff, electronics and God only KNOWS what all you get for NOTHING and you are too dang cheap to even pay the taxes...They give all this to you and PLUS pay your taxes on top of that you cheap bitch...I hope the book is THE END OF HER...

Debbie H said...

PA MAMA...basis for lawsuit??? FRAUD comes to mind...Umm,misrepresenting yourself as POOR and NEEDY when in reality you are loaded...And statute of limitations never runs out on fraud...Hear that KATE???

Hannah said...

I hope the story on Jon is false. He made mistakes but seems to be a good dad to the kids.

Debbie H said...

I saw the $200,000 net worth thing too...That is really hard to believe if that's all she is worth after the millions of dollars she made and grifted...PA MOMMA...I am not sure, but I think the $20,000 you were asking about are her "estimated" monthly expenses from a while back...

PA Momma said...

PA MAMA...basis for lawsuit??? FRAUD comes to mind...Umm,misrepresenting yourself as POOR and NEEDY when in reality you are loaded...And statute of limitations never runs out on fraud...Hear that KATE???

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They'd have a tough time proving it, and would have to come up with damages. Plaintiffs would have to prove there was intent to defraud. If there's no paper trail (love offerings were cash, as were picture sales), there's no way to determine how much money was shelled out. Anyone can file a suit, but I seriously doubt if those in a class action suit could prove how much money they gave since it was cash only.

Heffner Road said...

Go to Radaronline.....Kate states Jon's statement true...As of April 2012 he no longer has to pay any support payments....Interesting.

Shoka's Understudy said...

Her county DA will never bring charges against kate and her fraud. Can you imagine the drama at the courthouse. She would drag those threatened, crying kids with her to get sympathy.

As for the basis of a class action lawsuit for the churches, simply fraud.

She was sitting there up on the church stage saying that the kids had no money for college, when the Gov. of PA opened college funds for each of the kids, but the public was supposedly donating to them.

People gave the love offerings out of love and compassion, but what they were being told was not true.

I remember seeing one time a paper with kate's requirements for a speaking engagement at a church. Speaking fee 25k. Also selling the 20 dollar pictures and the love offerings at every church.

No wonder it was so lucrative.

Betty said...

http://www.radaronline.com/exclusives/2012/08/kate-gosselin-jon-gosselin-child-support

I wonder what the actual facts are. I don't trust either one of them or their lawyers to be fully honest.

Debbie H said...

PA Momma..You are probably right that nothing would really become of it mostly because the individual amounts were so small people don't want to bother with it...and if they bought a picture, they did get what they purchased for $20...However, damages are easy..they are out whatever money they gave to Kate...that is their "damages"..and one could easily file a suit for that...For example, if I gave Kate $500 because she told me she was broke and needed it to feed her kids and I have a record of it(probably a KEY thing), you bet I can sue her butt for fraud...And I might would just do that..lol..

Debbie H said...

Definition of Fraud:

n. the intentional use of deceit, a trick or some dishonest means to deprive another of his/her/its money, property or a legal right.

Sounds familiar to me...:)

Debbie H said...

For what it's worth, I just wanted to mention that I happened to be watching the View this morning and Kate made the show...Sherri Shephard was talking about people owning up to being "fired" rather than say they decided "not" to do a show again or whatever..anyway, she mentioned Kate and how she is saying she is "relieved" about not being chosen for DWTS...she was basically calling her a hypocrite for saying that when we all know how hard she tried to get on DWTS AND, as Sheri put it, "we all know she doesn't have anything ELSE going on now" or something to that effect..LOL Thank you Sherri...Of course, before she could get the words out of her mouth to make her point, BABA was defending Kate"having to make a living"...BABA will never see Kate for what she really is for some reason...

/// said...

Is it a feeling that the new Hoffman book is a composite of columns that were written and published in the Reading paper.
Also a conflict of interest issues now coming to life as fraud, double dipping, love donations
at the same time as these other
contracts

Linda said...

$20,000 month - estimated expanses

Linda said...

Is it anticipated that the Hoffman
book is a tell all of the Gosselin
shenigans of grifting, double dipping? Eons ago wasn't it Dana Hoffman who wrote the Reading paper column questioning the early
2004 & 2005 donation requests?
At one time there was a Topix site
that followed the G's in the Wernersville area.

Mary said...

Hi

forget fraud to people who gave. I think the IRS should be looking her earnings how much did they both declaire.

kinman said...

Can Kate legally just absolve Jon of making child support payments? I can see her want to do it as a "power play" move to keep herself totally in charge of the kids and their lives, but I didn't think she could legally make a decision like that. Plus the fact that he would be stupid to allow it to happen. I can see if he would apply to have his payments reduced if he really was having financial trouble, but I cannot see him letting Kate having total control over the kids like that (unless he is really a weak person). Kate might harbor the delusion that everyone wants she and the kids back on television, and if she has total financial control over them, Jon will have no say-so. Plus the fact that I don't see how she can be making enough money on her own, unless she has more money saved back than she had previously claimed to have. She acted like she was so broke that she could not even pay her bills and now, she can do it all by herself without even working a real job?

Heffne Road said...

Is she getting any finanical aid from the Lancaster Country Day School?

She could save the tutition sending them to a public school...after all she pays Conrad Weiser school property taxes.

Hannah said...

Didn`t Jon just say he was paying. I think they can also take it out your retirement fund if you aren`t making money

StillDisgustedinTX said...

Kinman--the short answer is No--she cannot legally absolve John of his child support obligations. Child support is legally owed to the children, not her, so they can come back once they turn 18 (and up until two years after that) demanding their child support from good old dad. What a bunch of jerks. I too see this as a power play from Kate. Of course, not only is she willing to live off of her children's work, she is all to willing to keep what is owed from them. If I were John, I wouldn't get too comfortable thinking I don't owe any support.

As far as other people here discussing class actions and a lawsuit for fraud, there is a statute of limitations that varies from state to state, and it generally ends at a certain point in time (for example 2 years is fairly common) after the fraud was or reasonable should have been discovered or known.
Next and final point, since I am off the clock, is that an action for fraud as a class action is highly unlikely because the requirements to be certified as a class will not be met if fraud or misrepresentation is the legal claim. Courts most often find that there are too many individual issues for each class member to be a class action, such as each person who donated-they have to prove fraud and their knowledge and of course that they detrimentally relied on the representations. There are other causes of action that are more suitable for a class action, like breach of contract when there is a uniform contract involved , but the Gosselins will get by again here.

Legally Blonde said...

However, damages are easy..they are out whatever money they gave to Kate...that is their "damages"..and one could easily file a suit for that

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IF you have a record of it. The problem here is that love offerings were cash only. You could say that you put a hundred dollars in the plate, when in fact you may only have put one dollar. In damages, you have to PROVE what you are claiming. Those who gave in churches can't do that.

"Kinman--the short answer is No--she cannot legally absolve John of his child support obligations."

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Yes, she can, with court approval, if they both have 50/50 custody, which it is now alleged that she does. Don't think for one minute that she said to him he doesn't have to pay child support. With equal and split custody, both are supporting the children directly and neither pays support. It goes through the court system for approval and to make sure that the children will be adequately cared for financially, but that likely seems to be a logical scenario.

Debbie H said...

Well, obvioulsy something BIG happened in the Gosselin world last month that we don't know...Kate tells Jon he can stop paying child support AND HE tells the world how wonderful Kate is AND SHE tells everyone how well she and Jon are finally getting along NOW...Hmmm...Anyone out there KNOW what is going on or any good guesses????

StillDisgustedinTX said...

"Yes, she can, with court approval, if they both have 50/50 custody, which it is now alleged that she does. Don't think for one minute that she said to him he doesn't have to pay child support. With equal and split custody, both are supporting the children directly and neither pays support. It goes through the court system for approval and to make sure that the children will be adequately cared for financially, but that likely seems to be a logical scenario."

legally blonde: my earlier post was brief and paraphrased, and so too will this one be. I don't care what Jon and Kate agree to. The legal obligation for child support is to the kids--its their right to waive and its their money. So if they have a problem with this they can pursue it once they are no longer minors. Further, for example, say a child is abandoned or neglected by a parent who does not pay his child support, or who does not know or acknowledge the child, that child may pursue his right to child support from the father up until two years after they turn 18. That is the law as I understand it.

Your statement that if they have 50/50 custody and obtain court approval is an entirely different scenario because you state they are both providing financial support directly to the kids. That's exactly the point, they both spend equal time and money (not necessarily equal money here since she seems to have more of it) so there is no separate child support paid to her. Bottom line, however, is that he does not avoid financial support altogether.

Kate appears to have more resources available to her and as I recall, when they initially filed for divorce, she was the custodial parent and had them the majority of the time. Jon was in a different financial position than he is now and was willing and able to pay a greater amount in child support. Circumstances have apparently changed based on what has been reported, so that would permit Jon and/or Kate to request changes on their respective obligations. Family law, custody and support issues are never truly final until kids are 18 because the law recognizes the need to modify support orders in some circumstances. I suspect that Kate was afraid Jon would demand that she provide him some kind of support instead to take care of the kids on his time, since he is claiming to be broke,so instead she gave him more time with them. I wonder if they will be put in a position of having Jon return to the garage apartment and staying in the house during his custody. Perhaps not ideal or Kate's favorite idea, but they are both running through their finite resources quickly and that may be one way to help each other float along. Who knows....she's crazy and I never pretend to know what she's thinking.

Elspeth said...

I think perhaps there is a misunderstanding brewing. The children have a right to be cared for including food, clothing, shelter, and education. They do not have a "right" to money. Child support is paid from one parent to another and is normally set by the court depending on how long the children are with each parent and the relative incomes of the parents. If the parental incomes are comparable and the children are with each parent half the time, there would very easily be no child support due from one parent to another. Each parent would be responsible for providing for the children during their time. There would nothing the children could do about before or after age 18. It's a fair and reasonable approach.

StillDisgustedinTX said...

Elspeth/legally blonde: you are right, i think there is a misunderstanding. I am an attorney, and even though I may not specialize in family law, there are a few basic things I do know. I don't disagree with what you are saying regarding the 50/50 agreement, but I don't think my point is being understood. The statement about the 50/50 agreement on custodial time and each parent being responsible for their own costs underscores my point that neither parent can avoid financial responsibility to the children to care for them. Child support is an obligation to the children, and the parents receive it on behalf of their children. A mother who receives child support for her children is supposed to spend the money on caring for the child, not on her own hair, nails, and clothes. Its money to house, feed, and take care of their health/education.

Here, I think Jon was required to pay more previously because he had them less, and had more resources available to him. Now that he is sharing equal time with Kate, his child support payments are lowered because he is incurring more costs with them directly.

As far as a child being having recourse against a parent who did not fulfill child support obligations once they are 18, in general that is an accurate statement. Here, Jon and Kate agreed that he would not pay her directly any more child support after April (based on what I read) but he is apparently behind on what he owed her up until April. If, for example, he did not ever finish making those payments to her on what was owed, that money most definitely is owed to the kids and they have the legal right to go after him when anytime up until they are 20 years old.

Debbie H said...

Stilldisgusted...I checked online and believe it or not PARENTS can work these things out on their own with the CONSENT of the COURT...The ONLY exception seems to be IF the mother is receiving government assistance and in that case, the father HAS to provide some support..SO if KATE is OK with NOT receiving any money from Jon and IS WILLING to take full financial responsibility for the kids, AS LONG AS IT'S OK WITH THE COURTS, she can do that and obviously is doing that...

bbeau said...

Debbie H said...
Well, obvioulsy something BIG happened in the Gosselin world last month that we don't know...Kate tells Jon he can stop paying child support AND HE tells the world how wonderful Kate is AND SHE tells everyone how well she and Jon are finally getting along NOW...Hmmm...Anyone out there KNOW what is going on or any good guesses????
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I've always felt that when her gravy train ended (and it seems to be near the end, no one seems to be interested in collaberating with her on anything), that her and Jon would come together to make money any way they can. I wouldn't be surprised if Jon came out with a tell all book to make millions and Kate is secretly in on it. They may even collaberate with someone in secret. I know this may sound far fetched to some, but I don't trust those two, and feel that they would resort to any means if it meant big money. We all know she would and has, and I think Jon would compromise his intergrity as well. I think he misses the big pay day and he doesn't strike me as overly ambitious to work real hard to make the big pay check. JMO

Legally Blonde said...

A mother who receives child support for her children is supposed to spend the money on caring for the child, not on her own hair, nails, and clothes. Its money to house, feed, and take care of their health/education.

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"SUPPOSED TO," yes, but unfortunately, there is no accountability law in PA. Kate could do whatever she wanted with the child support being paid to her by Jon without having to answer to him or to the courts.


"Here, I think Jon was required to pay more previously because he had them less, and had more resources available to him. Now that he is sharing equal time with Kate, his child support payments are lowered because he is incurring more costs with them directly."

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They are not being lowered. There are no child support payments due, other than the arrears that date back to April 27 and before. Kate's attorney affirmed that he is not responsible for any child support payments after that date, nor future payments.

Debbie H said...

Legally Blonde...I hope everyone understands now..Your post was right on...Whether one thinks they are an expert on the law or not, he is NOT paying child support and the court is obviously OK with that...as far I'm concerned, that should settle it for everyone...

stillDisgustedinTX said...

Legally blonde: Yes, I realize that they agreed he is not paying any child support. Thank you for correcting that for clarification to avoid me inadvertently confusing anyone else who may not have read the news online. Obviously paying nothing is less than something.

Also, I am not sure about all states, but I know in some places the minimum amount owed for child support is actually set by state statutes, which is some formula of the factors you mentioned (the parent's income, time spent, number of children, etc...). I suspect there are some readers here who have dealt with these issues personally, and who may be familiar with how it is established as well.

As far as Kate's accountability for how she spent the child support she did receive, it seems she has been accountable to no one at this point. I'm not aware of any rules that allow the parent who is paying child support to request any accounting on the funds from the other parent. I can see that kind of rule used (or abused) for harassing litigation, which comes with its own price tag and could lead some to force a settlement or reduction of the child support.

Elspeth said...

In many states it is quite possible to have no child support due from either parent. If custody is split 50/50 and both parents' incomes are similar, who would owe the child support? Neither parent has more time with the children or more income or only minimally more income. This can easily happen in states with joint cusody.

Legally Blonde said...

I'm not aware of any rules that allow the parent who is paying child support to request any accounting on the funds from the other parent.

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PA does not have a support accountability law. Other states, such as Texas, have passed the Child Support Accountability Act. It is also on the table in a number of other states.

Legally Blonde said...

Out of curiosity, I checked on the states that do have child support accountability. These are Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Indiana, Louisiana, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Oregon, Texas and Washington. Alabama is one of those "under special circumstances" states. The courts may demand the spouse receiving payment to provide a list of expenses on how the child support was spent.

What fun it would be if Kate had to account for every cent Jon's support money!

Suspicious said...

I agree with the person who said they don't trust either Jon or Kate. I have been verrrrry suspicious lately of the fact that both Jon and Kate have made official statements to the fact that "now, they are getting along." Wait for it......... the other shoe to drop, that is.

Sharla said...

Please remember not to address comments to specific people as it tends to get personal as the child support discussion has become. I think most people have a good understanding of the situation now. Perhaps it's time to move on?

How about Kate's dress in New York. I don't think the shutter pleats where exactly becoming to her.

Sharla said...

If people want to talk about child support, that's OK. The comments I rejected were getting personal, taking a tone with other commenters, or tit for tat kind of things. Discussion should bring up something new and not be worried about justifying what one has said or taking a debating stance.

Liz said...

Can ANYONE explain to me how a married couple could have so many assets and income (let's face it, the show was profitable and there were speaking engagements and best selling books in there) and Jon could come away with next to nothing?

Kate got the house, most of the vehicles, and apparently the majority of the cash and assets. How is that possible?

Pony said...

Liz said: "Kate got the house, most of the vehicles, and apparently the majority of the cash and assets. How is that possible?"

It's easy - they live in Pennsylvania where family court judges have immense discretion in dividing up the property in a divorce. It's not really a community property state - rather it's an "equitable distribution" state, and the judge decides what is equitable.

Under The Boardwalk said...

How about Kate's dress in New York. I don't think the shutter pleats where exactly becoming to her.

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Nice dress. Nice color. Nice fit. Not too short, covered everything at the top that needs to be covered.
What else can you say? :)

Betty said...

Color, OK. Fit, not so much. The pleats were pulling and bunching. They are supposed to be flat. It's a four year old style and it's a cocktail dress. Kate was prancing around NY mid-day and going to a blog thing in a cocktail dress. She has no style or fashion sense.

CaliGirl said...

"Kate was prancing around NY mid-day and going to a blog thing in a cocktail dress. She has no style or fashion sense."

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Kate was the "star" for CC. She wanted to play the part. She would have looked a bit strange in a business suit and jeans wouldn't have worked. She looked okay for her part in this, which was to stand out. For Kate, I'd say it was a big improvement.

I had a bandage dress like that, but never wore it because the pleats never stayed where they should be and it drove me nuts. You move, the pleats move. It's almost impossible to keep them flat.

Betty said...

There are so many choices that Kate could have worn that would have been appropriate and wouldn't have been jeans or a suit. That dress is a sheath not a bandage dress. Kim Kardashian wears real bandage dresses. Radaronline needs a new fashion consultant.

Kate's pleat problem was a function of her buying a knock off and the dress not fitting properly over her inflated bosom. True Tadashi dresses the pleats lie flat if the dress fits.

Shoka's Understudy said...

These comments are from an article with kates picture in a red dress.

She is definitely NOT a role model to anyone for anything. Just looking at that pic, she is slump shouldered, standing pigeon toed, arms hanging awkwardly. Her right side shows a hint of a waist and hip, the left side-not so much (straight up and down, rather 'blockishly'). Her hair is 'hot', as in 'hot mess'. Her head appears to be too large for her body. Sooooo, all in all, 'hot, role model', who the heck is this writer seeing?

Kate had surgery and also has an eating disorder. The NYC Marathon would be probably the 2nd full marathon she is looking to cheat. She's no real runner. She needs to stop pretending to be the athlete and, of course, celebrity she's not. Her 15 minutes were over long ago. She should never be allowed to run (or pretend to run) any marathons because of the cheating. She does not run hardly either. and is no fitness role model in any means.

Bev1212 said...

There are some great comments on the Radaronline article about the cruise being cancelled....like this one regarding the Sheeple.

Seriously - where's their loyalty? If they truly loved Kate, they would have found a way to go. There's nothing wrong with skipping bills, cutting out meals, denying your child braces, etc. I mean this is Khate we're talking about folks!

Heffner Road said...

for iPhone

Kateplusmy8: Sand,sun,family fun! We budgeted&did a beach vacay this yr..I surprised the kids&swept them away,w help of friends!

Debbie H said...

Kateplusmy8: Sand,sun,family fun! We budgeted&did a beach vacay this yr..I surprised the kids&swept them away,w help of friends!

"With the help of friends"

TRANSLATION: Finally, we were able to find someone who was willing to PAY for our trip and give us a FREE PLACE TO STAY at the beach! Whoopee! Begging still pays...do it long enough and you'll get a sucker to BITE eventually...Ah...now let's see where I want to go for my NEXT freebie vacation...

Shoka's Understudy said...

Bald Head Beach House Rental per week- 10K

Round Trip First Class Ticket Fare for kate and Steve and coach for kids and nannys- 12K

TLC crew and cameras - thousands

Pudding for the walls - 10 dollars

kate budgeting a small getaway for the kids at a nearby beach with the help of "friends" -

PRICELESS!

Shoka's Understudy said...

I just read a comment about kate.

Remember kate's old standby quote?

We get what we get and we don't get upset.

So, why doesn't she take her own advice, since she has just about ran out of money, put the kids in public school, let them do sports,
and get a real job.

Can she not see how much stress that would take off her?

Why didn't kate honor her quote when Steve was handed the one piece of pizza by Mady? She should of told Steve, you get what you get and I am not going to get upset!

The weather forcast for that day for hades was 4 feet of snow and wind chills down to 25 below.

Seasons In The Sun said...

So, why doesn't she take her own advice, since she has just about ran out of money, put the kids in public school, let them do sports,
and get a real job.

Can she not see how much stress that would take off her?

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

I don't believe that she has just about run out of money. With everything that has been given to her over the years, she has cash stashed somewhere.

How is that going to take stress off her? A real job is stressful. Public school could be stressful to the kids who have only known a small school (and therefore it would be stressful to her having to take care of school problems she doesn't have now); and Cara is on a sports team. The younger kids will have plenty of opportunities to participate in school sports. Maybe right now they aren't interested. Why force a child into something if he really doesn't want to do it?

tiffches said...

Alot of children have to change from private to public schools in this economy. Alot of people have downsized where they live. She only needs one car that will hold all the kids. A 3 bedroom home would work. And kids adapt. Alot of "t.V." kids have adapted to public schools. Any child would prefer a working mom as opposed to what Kate is. She is not pretty, has no talent, & is not kind. She could work a regular job. She needs a hard lesson on the difference in want & need. If she did all of that at least for the first time ever, it would look like she is putting her children first

sglily said...

I agree with the comment she has not run out of money, and that she does have cash stored up somewhere. Kate is greedy-she wants to store up more so she can keep spending. I do think it's good the kids are in the private school-they're in a place where they are well known, and with all the embarrassment they've faced because of Kate, I'd hate for them to have to start over.

The whole problem is, when Kate says 'we get what we get', she doesn't include herself. This has been the case all along-from the beginning she wanted certain cribs, car seats, the van she wanted, etc. even though people were willing to donate things to her free & clear. She complains on national TV she doesn't know how she will support her kids, yet just came from a tanning session, got her hair & nails professionally done, and bought several new (pricey) pairs of shoes. She got her mcmansion, kitchen remodel, and of course we could go on and on. I have never seen her 'get what SHE gets'-it's always been she gets what she gets, after specifying her wants and then making sure she finds a way to make it happen her way.

Heffner Road said...

Does anyone know....what beach she is/was at?

Did she nannies and was Steve there?

Under The Boardwalk said...

A 3 bedroom home would work

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How? Five girls in one room and three boys in another? The twins are older, their bodies are changing. They will be teens next year and need their privacy. Sharing a bedroom with three eight-year-old girls is not a good idea.

Lead Belly Sings Good Night Irene said...

Do you suppose Kate chewed the tips off her fake fingernails last night watching the premier of Here Comes Honey Boo Boo? Kate and her 8 count 'em 8 kids replaced by that. She must have been drowning in her wine. The ads were enough for me thanks. But there was nothing fake about these people, what you see is what you get. Unlike Katie Irene and her fake everything.

Linda said...

What is the actual ststus of the Hoffman book?
Will it be published by a well
recognized publisher or a local and
will it be available through most
outlets?
Thanks.

cali-girl said...

Recently read a msnbc article from 2009(!!!) in which Kate's sister in law urges viewers not to watch what was then Jon and Kate Plus 8. Her reason: everything is staged.

"“When the show first started, Kate made a wish list of things that she wanted, and that became the theme of each episode — the carpet, twins’ room, bunk beds, cow, hair plugs, teeth whitening, trips, etc. EVERYTHING that you see them do or buy is completely paid for out of the budget for the show or traded for free advertising … The episodes are also staged. Here’s how it works ... there is a staff of people reading these blogs and they base the shows around what people are talking about.”

No wonder Kate has such a sense of entitlement!

annonymous said...

Someone said her kids were seen at Fenwick Beach in Delaware. Makes sense since not a look trip and not expensive when staying in someone else' summer home for free.Steve & Kate took all their kids & his sons have been seen there.Not saying if it was last week or this week, no one said how many days.

Shoka's Understudy said...

HaHa, kate chewing her manicures down to the nub watching HCHBB. Seeing them jump in the mud contest and having a great time.

She would of allowed that for her kids if they were being paid by TLC.

Just like she let them have run of the house with the babysitters with the silly string.

Can you imagine the post-it note she left on the fridge with instructions about cleaning it up?

Shoka's Understudy said...

The quote from kate, you get what you get and you don't get upset, is for the kids only.

For kate, for her it is: I get what I want, if I don't, I get really upset!

Also, has anybody read her blog talking about DWTS and her saying the amazing Apollo and the lovely Melissa.

There is no way she wrote this.

No way.

Heffner Road said...

OK...WHO ARE HER FRIENDS? THOUGH SHE DID NOT HAVE ANY?


Kate Gosselin‏@Kateplusmy8

More sun, more waves, more sand, and more tan (despite sunscreen) smiling faces! I love spending time w my family (& friends) at the beach!

Michelle said...

Regarding Kate's book - couldn't her beefy bitch be that someone else is going to make money off her name? She tossed ANYONE who might have gained something early on in her game. Think Aunt Jody here.....

I think it's all about no royalties for the the royal pain the arse!

not so much that her story won't be portrayed correctly. I think she let us see how she really was when she had a 2 year old temper tantrum in Alaska.

cali-girl said...

You must watch this clip from Jummy Kimmel's show:

http://www.radaronline.com/exclusives/2012/07/kate-gosselin-dating-reality-show-video-jimmy-kimmel

He's promoting a new dating show for Kate: "Escape from Gosselin Island"

"It's like The Bachelorette meets The Deadliest Catch," Kimmel quips and then adds: "[Kate] enjoys long walks on the beach, but not the beachyou picked out ... that beach sucks and you're an idiot for choosing it."

The bachelors are selected at random, Kimmel explains, and "shot with tranquilizer darts by Sarah Palin." After being taken to an island they are "hunted like animals by Kate and her eight kids. Who will escape, who will perish and who will be captured and forced to marry Kate?"

Under The Boardwalk said...

There is no way she wrote this.

No way.

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She wrote it. It's called over-writing, and it's what novices, who think they are skilled writers, do when they want to impress. High school kids use this technique when they want to throw around words and elaborate descriptions to embellish a story. A wannabe writer like Kate would do this

Shoka's Understudy said...

kate took all her kids, Steve took his sons and they ALL went to the beach in Delaware!

How cozy.

Where does Gina fit in all this?

Steve and Gina have to be divorced. I believe when Gina and Steve went to NZ without kate and crew, they went to dissolve their marriage.

I know how hard it is to be left behind by your husband and see what a good time he is having with his new family for years on end.

I really feel bad for Gina.

Shoka's Understudy said...

I wonder how many bedrooms were in that cabin or house that kate and steve and kids went to.

What do you want to bet that Steve and kate had a bedroom to all themselves.

Must of cost a bundle to hire a locksmith to come out and place a huge brass door handle and a deadbolt lock on the door to their boudoir.

Shoka's Understudy said...

Can you imagine what kate will look like when she turns 40?

I wonder if the paps will even bother to take her picture?

They will to show how much she has changed from the earlier days.

She has only 2 years and 8 months of boxtoxing, tanning, plastic surgery, shopping for expensive clothes and shoe days left.

Shoka's Understudy said...

Someone posted earlier about royalties from the book that is coming out and kate is going to get any.

That reminded me of when Beth and kate were writing the book, (but we all know that Beth wrote it), kate realized that instead of getting half the royalties, she could add Jon's name to the book as a writer and get 66 percent royalites and Beth, the writer, would only get a third.

Don't you just love the way she thinks out of the box just to throw good and decent people under the bus to benefit her own greedy self.

Xanadu said...

Shoka said --
That reminded me of when Beth and kate were writing the book, (but we all know that Beth wrote it), kate realized that instead of getting half the royalties, she could add Jon's name to the book as a writer and get 66 percent royalites and Beth, the writer, would only get a third.

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Unless it was confirmed somewhere, I don't think that anyone other than those involved with the book project know exactly how the profits were divided.

Debbie H said...

It should be rather easy to find out if Steve and Gina are divorced...That's public record in the US, unless they didn't get married or divorced here...Surely someone on the board has connections to find out?? Also, would be interesting to see property tax records and how they are listed now...If they aren't still married, the property has probably been divided and I wouldn't think his name would be on the house, etc...There MUST be some way with all the access to this kind of info that we can find out IF they are still married or not...I'm betting they aren't...

Heffner Road said...

SHE IS BACK....

QUESTION....SAW ON THIS SITE SOMEONE SAID STEVE AND THE BOYS WERE AT THE BEACH WITH HER. HOW DID THAT PERSON KNOW?




Kateplusmy8: Home sweet home following a long long drive... We had a great time! Now the unpacking begins! I need coffee 1st. Lots of it...

Reading news said...

I wonder if she was really at Fenwick Island and not somewhere further. She says that they arrived home after a long,long drive. We don't live far from her and even with traffic can make it to Fenwick in about three hours. Of course exggeration has always been one of her means of communication so who knows?

Carolyn said...

I am so over this woman and her escapades, her lies and everything about her.
Does anyone really care if Steve & his wife got a divorce? Is anyone going to do that research in NZ? It would be impossible.Would think if they are citizens here that they could get that divorce right here in the USA. Isn't Steve a citizen of the USA? But who cares. We care about the children. Hope they had a great beach vacation, enjoyed themselves and didn't pay attention to their mother.

Gosh oh gee! Paps don't run around looking for Kate anymore. Roflmao as this the way it is.

In other words Kate, It Is What It Is! And no you won't get a dating show. Of course there are tons of men trying to get on TV to get time in front of the cameras, just like you Kate, so no shortage of has been men who can pretend you are a catch!
I'd say keep blogging and keep running 'cause this is your ending my dear.

Shoka's Understudy said...

Hefner Road:

annonymous said...
Someone said her kids were seen at Fenwick Beach in Delaware. Makes sense since not a look trip and not expensive when staying in someone else' summer home for free.Steve & Kate took all their kids & his sons have been seen there.Not saying if it was last week or this week, no one said how many days.

Over And Out said...

t should be rather easy to find out if Steve and Gina are divorced...That's public record in the US, unless they didn't get married or divorced here..

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New Zealand divorce records are sealed.

" wonder if she was really at Fenwick Island and not somewhere further."

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I believe she was farther. She was seen at Dennys in NC.

Seasons In The Sun said...

There are picture of her on someone's FB on the beach with the kids at Gulf Shores, Alabama. She wasn't at Fenwick.

Heffner -- Deanna was with her.

Maggie said...

Kate definitely went to the Gulf Shores, AL. A woman saw her and her 3 helpers and 8 kids. There is even a photo of Kate under a tent.

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=4352273926144&set=p.4352273926144&type=1&theater

Michigander1969 said...

Really? Three helpers for 8 kids?

Shoka's Understudy said...

Oh, my goodness. Gulf Shores? My kids go there often during the summer. I tried the Facebook link for the Gulf Shore pictures and it didn't work.

Reading news said...

It's funny that the link worked last night as I looked at it twice
but not this morning

Seasons In The Sun said...

Oh, my goodness. Gulf Shores? My kids go there often during the summer. I tried the Facebook link for the Gulf Shore pictures and it didn't work.

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The person who took it has taken it down. It's still available on some sites, but I'm not linking anything. It's really not worth fussing over. It's just a picture of a blue tent with Kate standing just outside the tent at the water, gazing out to sea, Deanna next to her and the kids in the water. Nothing amazing or earth-shaking. You can't see Kate's face because the photo is taken from the back and Kate is facing the opposite direction.

Reading news said...

Could someone refresh my memory? Who is Deanna and I wonder what happened to Kate's bestest best friend = the blonde look-alike.

Heffner Road said...

Question....does Kate get financial aid from the Lancaster Country Day School? Am sure she get a discount for having 8 kids...

She lives in the same school district that I do..

my home/property if assessed at $301,400,,, millage is .0238 property taxed at $7,200.

Her home/property is asscessed at $482,900...same millage is .0238 property taxed at $11,488. Since she already pays the school tax, why not send them to public. The Conrad Weiser School District is a good school district...I had four sons graduating from there, all foud went to college and now have well paying jobs...Some of their buddies went to LCDS went to college and not all did that well.

Forget the security for the kids...noone will harm them.

She wants to be a big short telling us her kids go to a good private school....that is all..

PA Woman said...

Reading news said...
It's funny that the link worked last night as I looked at it twice
but not this morning

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She probably changed the setup on the photo so only "friends" on fb can view it. That's what I do with all my pics and videos.

Seasons In The Sun said...

Question....does Kate get financial aid from the Lancaster Country Day School? Am sure she get a discount for having 8 kids...

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I believe that's confidential information between the school and Kate. I would hope that anything pertaining to the school would be kept private for the sake of the kids.

MelindaTX said...

Heffner Road said,


Forget the security for the kids...noone will harm them
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Unless one can personally guarantee this, nobody can be assured that safety is not an issue.

Techymum said...

It still bugs me how Kate so obviously cheated in that marathon she "ran" in Las Vegas.

Currently I have a friend who has been running for years - and is extremely fit - who is training for her first marathon. The training is gruelling, with her long run currently being 3 hours (20 miles). She asks for friends to run partway with her for motivation and company.

In September I will see the picture of her completing her first marathon. And when I compare it to the photos of Kate, I will then feel I have true proof that Kate did NOT run that marathon.

PA Woman said...

Techymum said...
It still bugs me how Kate so obviously cheated in that marathon she "ran" in Las Vegas.


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Do people think she is still cheating? I'm just curious because I would suspect she would have been outed by now if she continued to do it.

Elspeth said...

It's just my opinion, but I think she actually ran/jogged the three mile race for Coupon Cabin. I don't think she actually ran in Las Vegas. She looked like she'd moved her body the three miles with runny makeup and somewhat messed up hair. In Las Vegas at the finish, her makeup and hair were still unmarred.

ncgirl said...

"who is Deanna and I wonder what happened to Kate's bestest best friend = the blonde look-alike."

Deanna is Kate's makeup artist. They met through TLC somehow. The other friend Jamie and her children spent time at Kate's house a few weeks ago

Today is the first anniversary of TLC cancelling Kate plus 8.

Elspeth said...

Big smile for a year with no Kate show. Now will she please disappear from the mags and TV shows completely, please?

Grifting Queen said...

There are several pictures of the beach vacation on Kate's blog, along with the story about how she suckered some company into giving her a free beach house for a week.

Debbie H said...

Any news about release of the book? Last I heard it was a GO for August...Anxiously awaiting it here!!

Also, just want to say my piece about the latest scam Kate pulled to get a free beach trip....Wonder how long she had to beg to get this out of those poor people??? And what do they get for all their trouble?? A sentence on her "blog" that less than 100 people will probably see???I can't understand why she feels so entitled to free trips for her and her kids...But, I bet it will be a LONG long time before she gets another one, anyway...Hopefully:)People are wise to her now and she HAS to know that....

kinman said...

Of course she had to mention several times on twitter the realty company link that provided the free beach rental house (and how fabulous it was). Why do people keep giving her freebies like this? I'm surprised U-haul did not give her a free trailer, as much as she mentioned them and how great they were (who knows..maybe they did?). She acts like she is so poor that she could not afford a beach trip (I think it was in Panama City of Gulf Shores) but that is not a terribly expensive trip if you take your own food etc.. like she did, and she could have afforded an inexpensive rental (without bragging about getting a free beach house for 12 people). It just makes us "common folk" who REALLY cannot afford a trip feel like she is such a scammer to get these free trips all the time, and I wish companies would just see through her for the grifter that she is. She apparently has money for other things ( luxuries for herself!)..she could have afforded a trip for her kids without a free house!

Debbie H said...

Kinman...my sentiments exactly!! SO tired of her grifting..I mean,does she really expect everything for free?? And does she think we are all so stupid that we believe she has money for luxery cars and 30 acre ground maintenance and private school for 8 kids BUT she can't afford a little week rental beach house somewhere??? Obviously, she would deprive her poor kids of any vacation if SHE had to pay for it herself...Lucky them, huh...I will be so happy when they grow up and she is truely left with the empty NOTHINGNESS she has brought on herself...

K said...

Any chance for those 8 kids to not be recognized and therefore able to go to get a water ice, not have to sit in that van, is due to Kate continually posting photos of those children as they look now. She doesn't stop. Jon should do something about that, as a real father would. Stop posting those current photos, let the kids disappear from site.

Kate has an addiction, anything free.
The saga of the fading joke in Hollywood continues.

Linda said...

What company that arranged the free beach house needs some publicity - who was it?
Guess us common folks have to pull
in the boot straps for another year!!

Under The Boardwalk said...

Of course she had to mention several times on twitter the realty company link that provided the free beach rental house (and how fabulous it was). Why do people keep giving her freebies like this?

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Depending on the contract with this company, she probably had to do it. This is a management company that takes care of properties for the owners of these rentals. The company does not give out freebies to anyone who asks. Someone has to be compensated in all of this, most likely the management company in the form of free publicity from Kate on her blog and twitter.

There are many different ways this could have worked, and without knowing the details, it's just speculation.

Shares said...

Kate said on Twitter she is getting a new show with the kids soon. Calling BS? Who would be stupid enough to pick it up?

See the photos in her get ups at the beach?

Debbie H said...

Really Kate...Just WHO would be stupid to take on what lost TLC tons of money doing???Unless, Kate has decided to this for free just to satisfy her humongous ego???IF and that's a HUGE IF she has any sort of show, she for sure won't be getting any kind of big money for it and it will probably be on one of those cable channels with 50 viewers...Good luck with that Kate...I call BS as well...:)

Seasons In The Sun said...

Kate said on Twitter she is getting a new show with the kids soon. Calling BS? Who would be stupid enough to pick it up?

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That was misinterpreted. Here are the actual tweets. She was responding to someone who asked about putting vidoes on You Tube. Her response was "soon."

KyliesNo1Fan @Kateplusmy8 Just imagine what a fun episode would that be... you should film and post on YOUTUBE..oh just dreaming but that would be COOl!

@KyliesNo1Fan you can't imagine all that has happened on this trip that made me wish we had brought our film crew along...Soon, don't worry!

She has responded several times to requests about putting the kids on You Tube.

Seasons In The Sun said...

Jon should do something about that, as a real father would. Stop posting those current photos, let the kids disappear from site.

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He has. He doesn't post photos of his kids on the internet or talk about them. We have no idea if he's gone to the judge about HER posting pictures and how he fared. He could have been shot down.

Nobody knows what he has done in regards to getting her to stop posting photos of the kids. Her argument would be that she runs a blog, and since so many other families do the same thing and post pictures of their children, she can do the same. Her reasoning would be that as long as the kids aren't being filmed, she's going to post their photos.

Jon would have no chance in the courts. He'd just be spending more and more money trying to obtain court orders. Sometimes you just have to bite the bullet when you know that it's a no-win situation.

Debbie H said...

On the lighter side of things,I saw Kate tweeting about the "124 rolls of Northern Toilet Paper" she got free for begging...lol..Must be so nice to be special enough not to have to buy that kind of stuff like the lowly rest of us...To all who see this...If you give me any free stuff at all, I promise to mention your name at least twice in my posts...come on now...gimme gimme gimme gimme....:)

tiffches said...

Kate is a much better liar than Jon so she usually wins in court. I do not uncerstand why Jon cannot stop pictures of the kids, TV appearances or anything else that puts the kids out beofre the public. Even real stars manage to be it & Kate is nothing but tabloid fodder. I hope nobody puts her or the kids on TV. She needs to downsize & work 40 hours a week like everyone else.

Seasons In The Sun said...

On the lighter side of things,I saw Kate tweeting about the "124 rolls of Northern Toilet Paper" she got free for begging.

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She didn't get 124 rolls for free. She said she went out and bought 120 rolls which would last her two weeks (yeah, right). Then QN tweeted her and said that more is on the way. It could be a six-roll pack, or it could be 500 rolls. They didn't say. Kate's on a mission. To get as much as she can from any company for free.

Kate tweeted..."And, with an extra large family, you know I picked up 120 rolls of @QuiltedNorthern .... Which will only last 2 weeks or so... (sigh)! :)"

Heffner Road said...

That is 12 rolls per day....she is a lying.....

Shares said...

That was misinterpreted. Here are the actual tweets. She was responding to someone who asked about putting vidoes on You Tube. Her response was "soon."

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My mistake. Pretty hilarious that that's what it's come down to though.

She's trying to get free tickets to meet Taylor Swift now.

Is it just me or is she lingering a lot longer than I thought possible?

Heffner Road said...

CORRECTION......10 ROLLS PER DAY....THAT EQUATES TO 9 PEOPLE USING 1.11 ROLLS PER DAY

Hershey Kiss said...

Heffner Road said...

That is 12 rolls per day....she is a lying.....

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Um, yes, that's a no-brainer! Nobody uses one roll of toilet paper a day, especially if they are only home before school and in the evening after school.

Shoka's Understudy said...

Why is she now trying to grift free tickets to see Taylor Swift? She and the twins have went and met her backstage a couple of times, because I have seen pictures of it.

Thought that kate and Taylor were buddy-buddy enough for kate not to have to beg for tickets on twitter.

KYmom said...

She will probably find some sucker to give her Taylor Swift tickets just like she did with her recent free vacation.

Reading news said...

Shoka's Understudy said...
Why is she now trying to grift free tickets to see Taylor Swift? She and the twins have went and met her backstage a couple of times, because I have seen pictures of it.

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she is probably hoping that Taylor will introduce her to the Kennedy's
Maybe next year Kate will be seen on the beach at Hyannisport.

Debbie H said...

Shoka...Maybe now that Taylor is a little older and wiser, she has become better at recognizing "users" like Kate....She probably figured out that "star struck" Kate was just using her to get whatever she felt she could "gain" from being "close" to an actual REAL celebrity like her....I'm sure any celebrity that has come in contact with Kate has figured that out pretty easily....Kate's all about "what can you do for ME?" I take great pleasure in knowing how fast Sarah Palin's crowd caught onto her and the fact they wouldn't play her "spoiled pitiful little me" games with her:)

Shoka's Understudy said...

TP Gate.

She is claiming that they use that much TP so when someone or some company sends her a load, she can stretch it longer. They might together use 2 a day and if she is saying 10 a day...what a whopper!

One day she is going to get a whooping for ALL her whoppering!

Under The Boardwalk said...

She and the twins have went and met her backstage a couple of times, because I have seen pictures of it.


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Yes, she and the twins have gone to shows, and the younger kids have, too. If you're a big fan of a performer, which I assume that the twins are, you don't settle for one or two shows. You want to see them perform whatever chance you get, especially if they are in the area.

As for mentioning Taylor on Twitter, that's what Kate does. She wants all of her fans to know that she knows Taylor. If she picked up the phone and called, or e-mailed her, it would be defeating the whole purpose of Kate "showing off."

Heffner Road said...

Hey Kate....Taylor has better things to do....i.e. Conner Kennedy..

Heffner Road said...

Re her trip to the beach in Alabama.. from Robesonia Pa to i.e. Mobile Al cloest point I could find...is 1,100 mile...pulling a UHaul and lets say the average speed was 60 miles per hour equals 18 hours of driving. is she telling us she drove all the way to and back herself....dont beliver her.

Shoka's Understudy said...

Debbie,
I checked Taylors bio on wiki and it said that she was raised in Wyomissing and moved to Nashville when she was 14 to pursue her musical career.

Unlike kate, if she moved to Hollywood, she would be stunted by no talent whatsoever.

As I was typing that post, I kept wondering, surely she has to know a few things that kate has done to make people mad and avoid her.

Hate it for the kids that their mother grifts and takes advantage of every thing, person or company she can to benefit herself.

The Duggars have a philosophy: Buy used and save the difference.

kate's is: Beg, don't borrow, the grift will be at the Fedex tomorrow!

Shoka's Understudy said...

Bet you anything she made the other three "friends" chip in for the gas and their food.

Divided by 4.

She won't let nothing get by.

As for the BBB getting that hitch on, they should of done that a long time ago. I think they had it on the other big van.

I wonder if Scuba Steve suggested she put that on the BBB and was he in on the planning of the trip? I just can't see her planning this trip because remember Jon always had to drive, because she couldn't.

Sloth in a white plastic chair.

Shoka's Understudy said...

Remember, kate was given or bought? a organic cow and if you are given something of value over a certain amount, you have to pay taxes on it.

So, if the farmer gave it to her, she would have to pay taxes on it.

If this happened, I wonder if that was the reason of charging Aunt Jody 1500 dollars for the other half so she could pay the tax if the farmer didn't want to include the tax freebie.

Michelle said...

120 rolls of TP for 2 weeks? There are 10 women in my department at work and we don't go through 5 rolls in a week. What's she doing with them? hanging them from trees?

Debbie H said...

Shoka...so right on everything you said...I didn't know Taylor was from Kate's neck of the woods...That's too bad...LOL..Will be interesting to see how Taylor handles Kate's begging now that she's a MEGA star and Kate is a known grifter with no show, no future and no credible show biz connections now...I bet Kate won't be able to get her foot backstage...at least not at Taylor's invitation...And we will all know if it doesn't happen because we WON'T see her bragging about it on Twitter..LOL..Of course, Taylor is just SO nice, she may not be able to turn the kids down...

tiffches said...

I do not think Taylor is good friends with with Kate. I think Kate, as someone recognizable, got to go back stage & meet her. Taylor is young, met Kate at Kate's request & treats her cordially. Taylor and most of the country music stars are like that to people. I live in Nashville & they speak & talk to fans anywhere they are.
Kate may think Taylor is a friend & Taylor probably thinks of Kate as a fan.
Hopefully Taylor has advisors that can tach her what grifters are.

Heffner Road said...

Taylor was from Wyomissing Pa...about 9 miles to Kate's home..

Leave Kate buy the tickets....she still has some money, I would think

Taylor recently gave $20,000 to the Wyomissing School to purchase library books....

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