Free Discussion November and December 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.

133 comments:

colleen said...

I don't understand why Kate G implies that she is short on money. I'm sure TLC payed her well, she has a website http://www.kateplusmy8.com/, but is she is tech savy she can put videos of her kids on youtube, creating her on Kate + 8 show. Some people have made thousands of dollars this way with ad sales.

Liz said...

Colleen-
Because she's a grifter and wants people to give her free things.
Even at the height of fame and fortune she was still doing the "broke" thing.

HEFFNER ROAD said...






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How Did We Let The Gosselins And Their Petty Crap Back Into Our Lives?

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I hate to be the one to report this, but we’re gonna have to declare a Threat Level Orange Gosselin Warning—as in, Jon and Kate Gosselin are back in our lives and our Google Readers. And we were doing so well! We had nearly kicked our Worst Reality Family habit a year ago, when Kate Plus 8 finally went off the air. Even as we started hearing stirrings of Kate shooting a dating show, folks like Jimmy Kimmel mocked it so soundly that we were secure in the knowledge that Kate would not regain her reality throne. Not to mention the fact that Jon was sadly making ends meet by DJing middle school dances.

Then in the past week, suddenly they were all over the news! Late last week, Kate took to Twitter to criticize her ex and his new girlfriend for how they’re taking care of her kids. See, Jon’s girlfriend Liz Jannetta tweeted this photo of her pit bull snuggling up to one of Jon’s children with the caption Photography enables such devotion and feeling… <3 these two. Also, the fact that in her profile picture Liz looks eerily like Kate sets us up for more drama.



Not surprisingly, Kate found plenty to criticize, but of course she did so in a passive-aggressive way. For one, she put it on Twitter, but instead of having the stones to write her own tweet, she retweeted someone else’s censure of parents letting kids play with pit bulls:


Children who were victims of pit bulls Take a look & see why people care. http://walkforvictimsofpitbulls.blogspot.com

Never mind that the latest news is that Kate is exploiting her eight kids with a new reality show based around the family rather than just her. Exhausted yet? This is the petty drama from the past week, and we might be the ones to blame for bringing these folks back.

So how did the planets have to align for us to start talking and/or caring about these folks again? My theory is that it’s tied in with Nadya Suleman checking herself into rehab; I don’t think that Octomom and Kate Gosselin can exist in the news cycle at the same time, or else the universe will explode. Or maybe it’s simply the same trap as any other habit: We think that indulging in it for “just a little bit” won’t harm anyone. But once we’re posting and tweeting about Kate, it gives her more ammunition to show network execs that she’s still relevant. Then she inevitably does something awful, and we’re compelled to write about her more… and the vicious cycle starts up again.

Photos: DJDM/WENN.com, @LJisGaia


Read more: http://crushable.com/entertainment/why-is-kate-gosselin-back-pit-bull-tweet-jon-gosselin-511/#ixzz2BRvxHa00

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

In regards to the pix posted by the "girlfriend", I find her worse than Kate in using the G-kids for whatever reason. These kids are MOT hers and being the "girlfriend" does not give her any rights to them

Over the past few years, Jon has had a few "girlfriends"..some had class, others did not. This cheeky chick is seeking the lime light and should mind her own children/business.

Step back Jon and take a second look at your present situation. "Girlfriends" come and go, the kids are yours forever. Stop the exploitation of your family.

HEFFNER ROAD said...

Kate Gosselin's Earnings Revealed in New Book


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Kate Gosselin's earnings have been revealed in a new book.


When Kate Gosselin found out that her reality show had been canceled back in November 2011, she told me money was the first thing that came to mind. Kate vowed to do whatever necessary to provide for her eight children, and insisted the amount of money she was rumored to have made was not accurate. However, a newly released book claims Kate earned at least $2,499,000 from her reality show, "Jon & Kate Plus 8."

“I read what we apparently make and it's hysterical. That would be a dream come true times two million. So it's certainly way less than people think. We are not set for life,” Kate said in 2011. “You know, I need to work as soon as possible -- as in yesterday.”

Now, the author of a controversial new book, "Kate Gosselin: How She Fooled The World," claims to have detailed accounts of exactly how much Kate made for each of the first five seasons her show aired on TLC.

“This is a breakdown of money per episode for each season, not including bonuses and travel expenses, per diems, etc. from the Gosselin/Discovery contracts, which I have,” writes author Robert Hoffman.

Season 1: $2,000 per episode x 9 episodes = $18,000
Season 2:
$5,000 per ½-hour episode x 9 episodes = $45,000
(3) 1 hour episodes=$15,000 extra
Season 2 Total=$60,000

Season 3:
$5,000 per ½-hour episode x 32 episodes = $160,000
(4) 1 hour episodes=$20,000 extra
Season 3 Total=$180,000

Season 4:
$9,000 per ½-hour episode x 41 episodes = $369,000
(8) 1 hour episodes=$72,000 extra
Season 4 Total=$441,000




Season 4 was renegotiated to $22,500 per ½-hour episode x 41 episodes = $922,500
(8) 1 hour episodes=$180,000 extra
Season 4 Total=$1,102,500

Season 5: $$22,500 per ½-hour episode x 24 episodes = $540,000
(7) 1 hour episodes = $157,500 extra
Season 5 Total=$697,500


And although $22,500 per episode is much less than the $75,000 per episode that was reported at the time, $697,500 is surely not an insignificant amount of money.

It's also worth noting that the fame the family gained thanks to "Jon & Kate Plus 8" -- later renamed "Kate Plus 8" for seasons 6 and 7 -- led to several paid endorsement deals, as well as Kate’s infamous, paid participation in "Dancing With The Stars."

Discovery Communications, TLC's parent company declined to comment on compensation and neither Gosselin nor her manager responded to our request for comment.


Shoka's Understudy said...

I haven't seen her profile pic to see if she looks like kate, but Jon's gf is to believed to be involved with Wicca. Also, the blurry picture of Jon sitting on the floor, looks like a game board on the floor of Dungeons and Dragons. A little on the dark side if you ask me. I think kate didn't know they were pit bull dogs until someone asked her on twitter if she was aware they were pit bulls. Maybe Jon gave gf permission to take them and post them. Maybe gf did to cause controversy and maybe get Jon to leave. IDK.

Still seething at kate for the superfunsandy hashtag. They are people suffering, no heat, little food and water and a destroyed home. And she sings Hallaluaha because Jason and Ted get the salon back open really quick.

She is disgusting.

HEFFNER ROAD said...


Jon Gosselin’s girlfriend sparks Twitter photo debate

Sara McGinnis

posted: November 6, 2012, 3:16 pm
in: Big Kid, Relationships, Celebrities

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Jon Gosselin, his girlfriend, and Kate Gosselin are butting heads for a pair of reasons. Not only is there debate about who has permission to post photos of the Gosselin gaggle of kids, there’s the issue of her dog — a pit bull.

“The most pure and genuine kind of love & affection,” Liz Jannetta, Jon Gosselin’s girlfriend (who has three kids of her own), tweeted last weekend along with one of the photos below. With the other, she wrote, “Photography enables such devotion and feeling…”



Whether or not Kate Gosselin is watching Liz with a hawk’s eye, others are. In response to criticism from Twitter followers, Jon Gosselin’s girlfriend shot back, “My kids r around pitbulls every day.. Frm Dobies, to German Shepherds to Rottweiler, now Pits- the desire 2 blame wil nvr fade.”

Still, the debate continued. One person commented, “Sure u want 2 be stiring things up Liz..or u wouldn’t be tweeting another woman’s kids with pit bulls..Yes did U have permission?”

Liz, who apparently doesn’t feel there’s anything wrong with tweeting photos of Kate Gosselin’s kids, replied:



Kate Gosselin, who was involved in some Twitter photo drama herself in September, almost didn’t join in the drama-fest. Rather than responding to Jon or Liz directly, she retweeted just this message and link to graphic photos someone else had sent her: “Children who were victims of pit bulls Take a look & see why people care.”

Would you worry about your kids snuggling up with a pit bull?

What do you make of Jon Gosselin’s girlfriend posting photos of the kids?

Lesser of Two Evils said...

Let me say this: Jon is always a better person compared with Kate. Hands down. He seems like a very nice guy and a better parent. He gets my vote when they're side to side. BUT, when not comparing him with Kate, he leaves a lot to be desired, and the kids really struck out when it came to parents. I mean, this has to be his fourth or fifth "serious" girlfriend in just a short time, and every one of these girls seems to be involved with the kids very quickly. Jon does not make good choices when it comes to women (and this one already getting into Twitter wars sounds like a prize), so perhaps he should just put the kids first for a while and devote all his attention to getting them out of Kate's custody. A good judge, I would think, would give Mady and Cara a strong voice in whom they want to live with.

If you're going to keep playing the field, Jon, date whomever you want, but judging by your history, maybe it's a good idea to WAIT to introduce the kids to your flavor of the week. My God, I wish these kids had one parent with a brain. I used to wonder how they could have fallen into TLC's grips and that ridiculous contract, but now I don't...

Xanadu said...

haven't seen her profile pic to see if she looks like kate, but Jon's gf is to believed to be involved with Wicca

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Where in heaven's name did this rumor come from? Because she uses Gaia in her twitter name? In Greek mythology, Gaia personifies the earth, or Gaia is the Mother Earth goddess. There are members who practice Wicca who glorify Gaia as the earth, but there's no proof that she's a practicing Wiccan.

So...because her name is Gaia on Twitter and Jon "might" have been playing Dungeons and Dragons, they live on the on the dark side?

sglily said...

Pitbulls, or anything else, aside-what Liz did not have the right to do was post a pic of those kids. Period. I don't care how cute or loveable she thought it was, or whether or not Jon has his own Twitter acct, or whatever. Doesn't matter. These kids have been through the media machine one too many times, and continue to go through it because of their mother. They don't need their dad's girlfriend posting pics on her Twitter, or anywhere else. Obviously I feel strongly about it, because this is not an everyday situation where a guy's girlfriend posts a simple pic of his kids because it's cute-this is the Gosselin kids, it's a completely different situation and needs to be handled with care and the utmost discernment. If she thought the pic was so darn loveable, she should print it out and put it in a frame on their coffee table.

I agree with the comments about Jon & his girlfriends-yes, how many "serious" girlfriends has he had now?, and I believe he had referred to both Hailey and Ellen at one time as his "soulmate"-ok, he misjudged the first as his soulmate, but the next one is definitely "the one"...ugh! Jon is not in the clear, and needs to get his priorities (kids!) in check.

Looked like Kate realized she got herself in hot water with "fun with Sandy", so she was telling people to box up and send things in need to a church organization, as she was making sure to let everyone know that's what SHE was doing, but then the next day says how glad she is Ted got the salon back up & running? One word..Sickening.

HEFFNER ROAD said...

Kate Gosselin Swapped Families With Kendra Wilkinson; Traumatized Kids, Claims Author Kate Gosselin Swapped Families With Kendra Wilkinson; Traumatized Kids, Claims Author 78 121

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WENNBy Radar Staff

Kate Gosselin has once again proven she’s not exactly the mother of the year, according to author Robert Hoffman, who famously wrote a controversial ‘anti-Kate’ e-book, Kate Gosselin: How She Fooled The World, only to have it pulled off Amazon two days later after a legal challenge from two powerful law firms.

In a blistering new blog posted Wednesday, Hoffman, a reporter who’s also a pal of Kate’s ex Jon Gosselin, claims sources told him that the former reality TV star turned Dancing with the Stars contestant “left her eight children alone with Kendra Wilkinson, who formed a company to market her own sex tape, as well as a strange camera crew and a college-age babysitter (Ashley), for a week while she went off with her own personal babysitter to film an episode of a new reality show tentatively called ‘Mom Swap.’”

PHOTOS: Kate Gosselin Through The Years

Hoffman goes on to charge that “the Gosselin children were scared and very confused, having no idea who their new mom-for-a-week was, or why they were left alone with her to be filmed by strangers.”

Hoffman maintains that the kids were only told that the former Playboy hottie was on Dancing with the Stars, like their mom. He also claims the kids “were instructed not to speak a word about it to anyone at school or anywhere else.”

PHOTOS: Kate Gosselin Goes For a Run

The author ends his blog by saying, “I’m not sure how much more psychological damage Kate can do to these poor children, but she sure looks like she’s willing to sink to new depths to get her face back on television.”

As RadarOnline.com was first to report, in his e-book, Kate Gosselin: How She Fooled The World, Hoffman casts Kate in an extremely negative light and even accused her of hitting the kids with a wooden spoon.

PHOTOS: Kate Gosselin: Keeping Up With The Kids

Hoffman previously told RadarOnline.com that he has Kate’s personal journal, emails, contracts, tax returns and more, all gathered (he says) from computer hard drives he retrieved from her trash. And those journals, Hoffman alleges, reveal that Kate has been violent toward her children.

Many of his allegations cannot be repeated by Radar as they are potentially libelous and lack independent substantiation.



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Shoka's Understudy said...

She is a disgusting vile pig.

Where is Shoka?

I am so afraid that he is not with us anymore.

HEFFNER ROAD said...

'It's A Shame' Jon Doesn't Have Enough Money To Stop Kate From Putting Their Kids Back On TV, Says Gosselin Author'It's A Shame' Jon Doesn't Have Enough Money To Stop Kate From Putting Their Kids Back On TV, Says Gosselin Author 45 2

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WENNBy David Perel - Executive Vice President/Managing Editor Radar

Kate Gosselin is trying to put her children back on TV in her never-ending quest for fame and Jon Gosselin is powerless to stop her because he doesn't have enough money, the author of a controversial Gosselin book tells RadarOnline.com exclusively.

Robert Hoffman, who wrote the e-book, Kate Gosselin: How She Fooled The World, says that Kate left her children "scared and very confused" at home with Kendra Wilkinson for a week as part of a new reality show with the working title Mom Swap, as RadarOnline.com reported earlier.

PHOTOS: Kate Gosselin Departs Today

"It's a shame that the one Gosselin parent who is actually concerned about the wellbeing of their children doesn't have the financial means to stop the other one, who's only mission in life appears to be trying to get herself back on TV," Hoffman told Radar in a new interview.

Hoffman, whose book was largely derived from material he says was found on Kate's discarded computer hard drive, charges that Kate's new actions are harmful to the children and points out that Kendra tried to market her own sex tape (a story first reported by RadarOnline).

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He says Mom Swap is a desperate attempt by Kate to gain personal fame by using her children.

"Of course nobody wants to see her and she knows that, so she hides behind her children who are becoming more depressed and emotionally damaged by the day," Hoffman charged to Radar.

PHOTOS: Kate Gosselin Through The Years

"The Gosselin children need an advocate to protect them from their mother. They want and deserve a normal life and to be protected from further exploitation."

In his e-book, Hoffman reprinted numerous emails of Kate attempting to obtain free goods and services as a result of her fame.

PHOTOS: Kate Gosselin: Keeping Up With The Kids

RadarOnline was able to verify that many of the emails in the book were genuine and could not prove that any were not.

The author covered Jon and Kate at the height of their TV and pop culture infamy and became pals with Jon. He says he has not discussed the new situation with Jon.

PHOTOS: Kate Gosselin Goes For a Run

"I haven't spoken to Jon about it but my experience with him is that he doesn't want his kids to be on television again," Hoffman told Radar.

Kendra's rep has not responded to Radar's request for comment.

PHOTOS: Kate Gosselin Derby Looks

Jon Gosselin has admitted that he is broke and previously told Star magazine his financial problems were so bad he struggled to pay his rent because he has to pay child support. (Kate shot back that as of April she had relieved him of his obligation to pay child support.)

Kate IS desperate to return to TV, one source close to her told Radar, backing up Hoffman's claims that she badly misses the spotlight.

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"She didn't get invited back to Dancing with the Stars for the all-star season and she has contacted various people looking for a new show," the source told Radar.

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HEFFNER ROAD said...

IS THIS AN OLD POSTING I.E. LAST YEAR, OR IS IT CURRENT...IF CURRENT WHO IS PAYING HER WAY, AND IS HER BODY GUARD GOING ALONG?


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Sharla said...

Obviously last year's news. The Irwin Day is a quick giveaway.

lori said...

I like Jon, and he is the better parent, but its bull that he dont have the kids. There are groups for the rights of fathers, and i am sure with such a high profile case he could get a freakign laywer to help him get these kids...This whole divorce, her getting everything plus the kids, and he gets nothing never made sense to me unless he gave it all up... Kate away and kids with babysitters instead of their dad...
They made a hugh amount of money together, how did he end up with nothing....If she is the main breadwinner, why doesn't he have the kids and she pays him support.
So Jon has had girlfriends, so what, he is entitled, Nothing wrong with the kids meeting daddy's girlfriend, better then gossip for pre teens about is mommies bodyguard her boyfriend for 3 years..
Forget whatever he signed to keep his mouth shut, this is about the kids, and i cant believe any judge would protect the mother instead of 8 kids....

Now What? said...

Robert Hoffman's site is empty. All previous post are gone.

Her lawyers, I guess.

Ohio Buckeye said...

WHY would anyone worry about the Gosselin kids dealing with a pit bull????

Their own mother is far more vicious and mean spirited than any pit bull could ever be.

Being in a pit of pit bulls would be a cake walk compared to daily life with a mother like Kate Gosselin.

sglily said...

Robert Hoffman, or no Robert Hoffman-the public is well aware of who Kate Gosselin really is, and it is her own fault that no lawyer can hide. From the moment she belittled her husband, yes, treating him like a dog, in the middle of a toy store, in front of their own kids, and the world, to her antics of parading around as a poor single mom divorcee, tanned with fake everything in her tank top and heels while shopping for school clothes with her kids, and shouting across the street to some random guy while filming a cupcake show with children, including her own. Wow, I hope the "mom swap" Kendra Wilkinson rumor is false, but sadly, I believed it as soon as I read it.

Reading news said...

Ohio Buckeye said...
WHY would anyone worry about the Gosselin kids dealing with a pit bull????

Their own mother is far more vicious and mean spirited than any pit bull could ever be.

Being in a pit of pit bulls would be a cake walk compared to daily life with a mother like Kate Gosselin.
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Buckeye:

You have made the most profound statement ever written on here. For this one I am nominating you for a "Pulitzer". Congrats!

Xanadu said...

Robert Hoffman's site is empty. All previous post are gone.

Her lawyers, I guess.

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He explained it to ROL. It's a copyright issue. He never saw it coming.

debbie h said...

Just a little curious why free speech doesn't apply to Robert Hoffman? I mean, If she doesn't like what he says, then sue him if it's untrue, but HOW can they make him take it down or either take it down themselves...I just don't get it...Robert? Can you start a facebook page and comment on what you want like the rest of us do? Or do you have NO free speech any longer???Jus curious...Will this blog be next to come down?

HEFFNER ROAD said...

By David Perel - Executive Vice President/Managing Editor Radar

One of Kate Gosselin's fiercest critics has just received a hard lesson that the reality star does not forgive or forget those who attack her.

Robert Hoffman, author of the stinging e-book Kate Gosselin: How She Fooled the World, got a big surprise Monday afternoon: all of the posts on his anti-Kate web site are gone!

PHOTOS: Kate Gosselin Through The Years

"I honestly don't know anything yet (about the situation)," Hoffman told RadarOnline.com in an exclusive interview, adding that he was "waiting for an explanation." (The posts were removed at some point between Monday morning and late afternoon.)

Hoffman had previously been silenced by two top law firms who succeeded in getting Amazon to remove his e-book from sale. The book contains reams of material found on Kate's computer hard drive, which Hoffman told Radar he obtained from her trash.

PHOTOS: Kate Gosselin: Keeping Up With The Kids

In recent weeks, he has charged that she has been physically violent toward her children, detailed her seemingly endless quest for free products, accused her of using her children to achieve personal fame, stated flat out that Jon Gosselin — his friend — is the better parent, and admitted to calling Child Protective Services on the mom of eight.

Now all of the material on his web site has been removed and Hoffman tells Radar, "…it would appear that the lawyers are at it again."

PHOTOS: Kate Gosselin Goes For a Run

He revealed he received this message at the top of his account page: "We have received a DMCA complaint for one or more of your blogs. Emails with the details were sent to you and all affected posts have been reset to "Draft" status (you may find them by selecting "Drafts" on the "Edit posts" page for each of the affected blogs). You may re-publish the posts with the offending content and/or link(s) removed. If you believe you have the rights to post this content, you can file a counter-claim with us."

Hoffman says he never received any emails from Google or any other entity. The email directed him to Google's policy on removing content.

PHOTOS: Kate Gosselin Derby Looks

The prestigious Washington, D.C. law firm of Williams & Connolly has represented TLC's parent company Discovery in the legal fray over the e-book and the top-not LA firm Lavely & Singer also teamed up against Hoffman and is believed to be representing Kate.

It seems that one of the firms went around Hoffman -- after putting him on notice -- and succeeded in having his material officially removed for now.

PHOTOS: Kate Gosselin Departs Today

The last post Hoffman put up was about spending a night with Jon, his children and his girlfriend and extolled his parenting skills with a scathing comparison to Kate’s. Hoffman claims he has more damaging info on Kate that he will release at a later date.

But for now at least, it appears that Kate has succeeded in wiping him off the web.



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Babsie said...

Regarding the Mom Swap reality show, I just saw True Hollywood Story segment on Kendra Wilkerson. Apparently the media wheels are turning.

jennine s said...

Robert Hoffman should sue Kate for loss of income.

Xanadu said...

Robert Hoffman should sue Kate for loss of income.

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How is he losing income? All proceeds from the book go to charity.

"Just a little curious why free speech doesn't apply to Robert Hoffman?"

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It has nothing to do with free speech. The site received notice of a dmca complaint, which is the Digital Millenium Copyright Act. This means that something in his content violated a copyright. It could have been a contract, it could have been a photo.

The blog is back up.

Zoey said...

I just read that kate is self funding the new reality show.... I thought she was on a "I'm poor tour". Hmm. Also, the premis of the show seems to have been a million times already,,, mom swap...really? She's ripping off wife swap!

HEFFNER ROAD said...

ZOEY....where did you read this....?

Mary said...

zno way Kate could afford to fund any show.


Mary

Xanadu said...

Anonymous HEFFNER ROAD said...

ZOEY....where did you read this....?

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Naughty But Nice Rob...

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/11/13/kate-gosselin-show-reality-tv-pilot_n_2123189.html

Just FYI said...

That board game Jon was setting up wasn't Dungeons and Dragons... it was Mall Madness.

DnD is just a game, even if they were playing it, it doesn't mean they dabble in the dark arts. Just wanted to throw that out there...

Heffner Road said...

She will never get her own reality show...she is dreaming..Do you really think she can affored to do this? or where will she do the pilot? My opinion she is lieing

Shoka's Understudy said...

Hopefully Celebrity Wife Swap will sue kate and her staff for ripping them off.

I hope they said, Can we sue? Just like she does!

So happy Robert's blog is back up.

Tracey said...

I don't think the wife swap with Kendra Wilkinson is true because they tend to do those wife swap shows with older kids. Kendra's son is 2 or younger so that doesn't make sense.

Do I think Kate would participate in another show and traumatize her kids? ABSOLUTELY. But, the swap with Kendra doesn't sound right.

SuzieO said...

I don't like to say I know something without fact to back it up... I realize that is just speculation but I feel I can say this as fact: There is no way that what Kate said about her children saying they wanted her to date is true. She must think the public is ignorant or maybe it's just her. No child, especially that young wants to see their divorced parent date. They always have hopes and dreams of their parents getting back together. She said in the interview that the kids tell her they want a new daddy as they are bored with just her at home. Again, the last thing children want or would basically say is: bring a stranger into our house so we get even less attention from you.

I can see how the wheels were turning in Kate's head before she stated this several times on air. She wanted to do the dating show so bad but how will the public react to this? Will they wonder how this will affect the children? After all, everything I do is supposed to be for the children... I know, I'll say it was THEIR idea!! Yeah, that'll work.

It's almost (but not quite) as obvious as when she wrote that all of the sudden out of the blue, Aaden said to her: Mommy, I want to go to Paris, France. Omg, she is so transparent I'm actually embarrassed for her.

Xanadu said...

She will never get her own reality show...she is dreaming..Do you really think she can affored to do this? or where will she do the pilot? My opinion she is lieing

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It's already been done. During the week of her firing from CC, she traded places with Kendra; Kate went to California, Kendra swapped places and stayed at Kate's house with the kids. The show she is hoping to get aired is Mom Swap.

Kendra was seen in the Reading area. If you check the Twitter timelines for both of them, you can see that Kendra did go on a long trip during that time, and Kate was seen in CA.

Xanadu said...

I don't think the wife swap with Kendra Wilkinson is true because they tend to do those wife swap shows with older kids. Kendra's son is 2 or younger so that doesn't make sense.

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It's not a wife swap show. Kate doesn't have a husband to swap. It's a Mom Swap show. It doesn't matter how old the children are.

HEFFNER ROAD said...

A new book reveals that reality TV star Kate Gosselin has made demands that make the notoriously difficult J.Lo look low-key. She’s certainly detail-oriented and isn’t afraid to tell you what she wants, according to the new book, Kate Gosselin: How She Fooled the World, which describes demands Kate and her family have made when traveling.

Featuring email exchanges between Kate and the producers of her hit reality series, the book details how the mom of eight was only willing to stay at one of New York’s fanciest hotels, Essex House, for free if certain stipulations were followed.

The book claims Kate demanded a suite and an additional king room directly next door. A room down the hall or even one room farther away was not acceptable. When staying in New York to promote her reality show, Kate also had very specific dietary requirements that she sent ahead of time:

Wednesday dinner- Kobe beef tips (extremely tender steak- medium to medium well), steamed broccoli, whipped mashed potatoes, as well as French fries. Organic blueberries and vanilla ice cream for dessert. (This meal should be available as option for kids and adults. A mixed green/ grilled chicken salad should also be available- see below for ingredients).

Thursday lunch- Homemade macaroni and cheese with mild white cheddar and small shell pasta, fries with honey mustard dipping sauce and carrot and celery sticks with ranch dressing. Apple slices. Chocolate chip cookies for dessert. (Additional option of mixed green/ grilled chicken salad for adults: see below for salad ingredients)

Thursday dinner- Hamburgers (sliders) and cheeseburgers (sliders) as well as hot dogs and chicken fingers with honey mustard dipping sauce and French fries and onion rings. Dill pickles on the side. Steamed seasoned green beans on the side as well. Vanilla cake with vanilla icing for dessert. (Additional mixed green/ grilled chicken salad option needed for adults- see below for ingredients)

Friday lunch- peanut butter and grape jelly on wheat bread (whole grain with no obvious grain in it). Potato Chips, fruit salad (blueberries, bananas, apple, grapes, strawberries, kiwi, pineapple, etc), Monterey jack cheese cubes, and oatmeal raisin cookies for dessert. (Substitute for adults: ham and cheese sandwiches on wheat with lettuce tomato and onion and horseradish spread as well as a MIXED GREEN SALAD with grilled chicken, cucumber, tomato, sliced strawberries (or pears), feta cheese crumbles, pecans and a balsamic vinaigrette dressing.)

Friday dinner (if we are still there); Pizza: cheese, pepperoni, onion and green peppers in different configurations. French fries, and steamed broccoli. Chocolate brownies for dessert. (Additional mixed green/ grilled chicken salad option for adults needed- see above for ingredients)

Additionally, we would like the following Whole Foods selections in our room (main suite only): (as requested): 10 Organic bananas, 4 boxes organic blueberries, 4 packages organic cheese sticks, 2 boxes organic 'Ritz' crackers (the equivalent of Ritz but the organic brand), 2 six packs 'Yo Kids' (stonyfield farms) organic yogurt, 1 pack organic peanut butter cookies, 3 bottles organic lemonade, 1 gallon organic (pulp free) orange juice, 2 gallons spring water (unless supplied), 2 packages of Individually packaged cookies, 2 packages of individually packaged peanut butter crackers and/ or cheese crackers to eat on the run!


But what's even more delicious is, it was all on TLC's dime. Yummy. Neither Kate nor her manager responded to calls for comment.



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Windsong said...

She wanted to do the dating show so bad but how will the public react to this? Will they wonder how this will affect the children? After all, everything I do is supposed to be for the children... I know, I'll say it was THEIR idea!! Yeah, that'll work.

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I think that dating show is pretty much dead in the water. She's moved on to the new MomSwap thing.

SuzieO said...

Windsong said:

I think that dating show is pretty much dead in the water. She's moved on to the new MomSwap thing.

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I know the dating show isn't going to happen, thank God... but I still can't get over the lies she told when she thought it had a chance. Using your kids in a lie to get what you want is pretty low.
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Dan said...

A mom swap show, man how original, i wouldn't watch that garbage even if A-listers were doing it instead of D-listers but seriously man she has to just give it up an go away cuz its not even comical anymore...its sad

sglily said...

Kate really has no clue. I don't see how any network, even cable, would pick up a "mom swap" show-it just seems too risky, as is anything that would involve the emotional well-being of a child. Besides, if they thought there was a possibility of it being even remotely a good idea, someone would have already thought of it. IMO, having moms "swap" just seems to cross the line into too uncomfortable. The kids, once again, are the ones on display-and who wants to watch young kids (or any kids) struggle and be anxious, nervous, upset, etc. having to adjust to having a "different mom"?-Ridiculous. As far as exploiting kids for reality TV goes, that would take the cake, and definitely doesn't make any sense how that could be considered entertaining.

Kate really needs to just stop-the public is beyond tired of this woman, and also tired of watching her use her kids so she can buy herself another a pair of shoes.

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

Since K8 has no original thoughts on what TV shows would sell in today's market, she should write another book. This would be one of the "Dummy" series. This is her exclusive area of expertise.
"How to Grift" for Dummies
How to get all that you can without spending a red cent.

Exhausted said...

If it's true, could they have done this wife swap thing without Jon's permission? Doesn't she need that? I don't get it.

One day more said...

About the menu above:

That sure is a lot of days of french fries. And on the day there is no french fries, there's potato chips.

If I could take a break from cooking, and could request anything I wanted to be made for my kids, I sure would look for something more interesting than mac & cheese, pizza, sliders etc.

Oh, and "vanilla cake with vanilla ice cream?"
How...vanilla :)

expat said...

So, from what I've read about this mom-swap show, it's a pilot that Kate is producing herself to be shopped around to the networks, and that the pilot involves a swap between her and Kendra, but what's the premise of the show if it gets picked up? Will we see other pairs of d-listers swapping their families, or will it be some poor child or family of children being left with Kate every week? What mother in their right mind would leave their children with Kate??
Of course, it's an upgrade for the G8, who get someone non-psychotic as their mom for the week, and who are used to being left with someone non-familial on a regular basis.

Elspeth said...

That menu is proof again that while Kate talks about feeding her children "healthily," she really has no clue.

SuzieO said...

I agree the "mom swap" seems too risky for networks... and for a week? I can't picture children being ok with leaving home for a week and being with a stranger in a strange house. That has to be traumatic. And Kendra would give up her baby to be with Kate for that long?

The more I think about it the less I can picture it. What can Kate do for a half hour with a 2 year old baby that would be interesting to an audience? And the tups... they will be shy and quiet, what kind of show will that be? Can't imagine what the pilot would be like except for one thing: Both Kate and Kendra would want the show to be about "them" with the kids being their accessories. Kendra can take the kids for a tour of the playboy mansion and Kate can potty train Kendra's little boy, lol.

NT said...

I think only the Moms change places. The kids stay at home.

WonderButton said...

I could see how the mom swap thing could be true. It gets Kate away from HER kids and allows her to travel (which we know she loves). It would probably, yes, require that the "swapping" family be rich and famous.....could you see Kate in the home of a commoner? Ha!

As far as any cable network not touching this with a 10 foot pole since it's too "taboo" regarding the welfare of children....I doubt there is any concern for right or wrong on the part of any cable exec. Have you see Breaking Amish? TLC is ruining the lives (and souls) of people in the name of "entertainment".

PS - Yes, I am still reading, just infrequently, as there haven't been too many developments of late. And where was Miss Katie Irene in her support of the Red Cross with Hurricane Sandy? We were not without damage here in SE PA.

grandee4 said...

I thing a show with Kate in the home of a commoner would be great! It would definately be her last on teevee, she would have a major breakdown that would put her away for a loooong time.

Can see it now, 2 lazy, sassy teens in a filthy house belonging to a obese, what not to wear woman with 2 jobs to make ends meet.

Kate's kids would have the time of their life with this woman because she would let them be just kids.

debbie h said...

So let's pretend you own a network and your money is on the line for this show...Do you think it's good enough to gamble with YOUR money to watch Kate pawn her kids off on someone different each week? Keep in mind they aren't the cute age anymore either..They are 10 years old and 12 years old...Do you buy it or do you pass it on? I say I wouldn't waste a dime of my money on it..And especially with Kate's reputation as being so difficult to work with...I mean, what MOM in their right mind would even WANT to switch places with Kate? You know they would all be complaining right away how Kate was offensive to them and their kids...I say she better be dusting off that old nursing certificate...and be grateful she has it...UNLESS she has all that money she told Andy she has...which means she lied about being broke several times but last time being when the show was cancelled and she just HAD to have another show real quick or they weren't going to be able to eat and have a roof over their heads...LOL..And ONLY a TV show would do you know...Regular jobs are for the well "regular" people..and we know she is a huge star so a regular job is just out of the question for HER...Tell yo one thing...she is going through some big time cash paying for maintaining house, sending kids to expensive school and now funding her own things to try to get her face back on TV...This last stupid idea will be what bankrupts her though...And Kate is narcissistic enough to do just that..blow through all of her money to gamble on what she thinks is a no lose proposition...HER FACE ALL OVER TV...SHe is convinced she is special and you watch..Since nobody else will put THIER money up she will spend every last dime she has trying to hang on to that 15 fleeting minutes of fame...IT's really sad it comes down to this but doesn't surprise me at all..Poor kids will be left with nothing very soon...Kate will blow through it all trying to prove to everybody else she's special and she's a star...And it's happened to better and bigger people than her...Get ready for the free falling to start, folks...

Windsong said...

They are 10 years old and 12 years old...Do you buy it or do you pass it on? I say I wouldn't waste a dime of my money on it..And especially with Kate's reputation as being so difficult to work with...I mean, what MOM in their right mind would even WANT to switch places with Kate?

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The little ones are eight years old.
Kate has said that the report that she funded this with her own money is one hundred percent false. The wording was tricky there. Funding could have come from another entity set up to fund production, or it could have come from both sides or from investors.

Xanadu said...

I mean, what MOM in their right mind would even WANT to switch places with Kate?

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A mom with dollar signs in her eyes who wouldn't care who she switched places with as long as there was any hope whatsoever for getting a network to pick up a show.

Nana Sew Dear said...

Can you imagine having to stay in K8's house?? What if you marred something or, god forbid, left a mess in the fridge? Of course I believe that Kate has relied on the "not a nanny " for years.

Debbie H said...

Windsong..my bad:) So the little ones won't be 10 for another year and a half...lol..Still are PAST the cute age in my humble opinion and that was my point really...So Kate denies funding this reality show herself? OK then...Thanks for clearing that up for me as well... I will try to make sure I get ALL my future info from KATE from now on so as I only get the "accurate" version...I wouldn't want to risk hearing any lies from the Robert Hoffmans of the world that pass meaningless lie detector tests ...I now see that Kate is too wonderful for anything negative to be true about her...so you just pass me a glass of that kool aid and a pair of them rose colored glasses:) I'm ready for the TRUTH now folks:)Can't believe I was so stupid to ever think that woman was lying to me...I appreciate the enlightening...

Windsong said...

.I wouldn't want to risk hearing any lies from the Robert Hoffmans of the world that pass meaningless lie detector tests ...I now see that Kate is too wonderful for anything negative to be true about her...so you just pass me a glass of that kool aid and a pair of them rose colored glasses:) I'm ready for the TRUTH now folks:)Can't believe I was so stupid to ever think that woman was lying to me...I appreciate the enlightening...

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I am not a sheeple...very, very far from it. Oh, my gosh -- SO FAR from it! According to Kate's tweet, when it was pointed out that Naughty had written that she had funded the project with her own money, she said it was 100 percent false. Kate plays with words, such as not really denying the boob job, but simply saying that she got a good bra. Sure, she could have gotten a good bra, in addition to implants! Same with this latest denied.

Realityworld tweeted to her:

realitytvworld @Kateplusmy8 is funding her own private reality TV show do you think she's being desparate? http://t.co/IMEvz9ha

Her response was:

@realitytvworld 100% false. Consider the source again...

What was one hundred percent false? That she funded it on her own? That there even is a project? That filming was done? Nobody knows because she didn't elaborate on it, but the implication is that she is denying that she funded it with her own money.

I don't drink Kool-Aid and I don't have rose-colored glasses! LOL!! I just wanted to point out that Kate tweeted that Rob's article about her paying for the filming was false.

Jingle All The Way said...

I'm wondering if it's possible that when long posts are written if they could be broken into paragraphs, in sentence form with periods rather than ellipses. The comments are good, thoughts are valid, but it's just difficult reading one really long paragraph with no sentences!

Just a suggestion, not a criticism!

Nana Sew Dear said...

Been cleaning my fridge for the holiday. Perhaps Kate has some toothpicks for the invisible crud. Happy Thanksgiving. I will be thinking of the G-8.

debbie h said...

Windsong...I guess what threw me was thinking you were saying if Kate said it then it must be true...I will come right and say I believe that in addition to "playing with words", she is far from being above just flat out lying...and I think if she says she isn't funding anything herself to get back on TV, she is exactly lying...I don't believe anybody would have her if they had to invest a dime of their own money...Do you? And glad you aren't a sheeple..LOL...didn't mean to offend you in anyway...I just find NO good in this woman whatsoever...And I guess I just am hypersensitive to anything that has any appearance of "defending" her anyway..not that that's what you WERE doing but I just say she's lying...plain and simple:)

Reading news said...

just feeling so bad for Kate this year. I cannot imagine all the time she must be spending making the "from scratch" bread for all of her homemade stuffing. You know she hasn't bought any store bread since last June!

Windsong said...

and I think if she says she isn't funding anything herself to get back on TV, she is exactly lying

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She lies more than she tells the truth, and she does play with words. If she says she isn't funding anything herself to get back on TV, it could be that she isn't using her PERSONAL money to do it. She set up that SK8, Inc. entity which was created this past June, but I don't know exactly what it is, and it could be that the money could be coming from there; therefore, it's not from any personal account that belongs to her. Therefore, technically she wouldn't have been lying when she said she wasn't using her own funding for any television project.
And trust me, I'm not defending her!

kinman said...

Kate is probably irritated that the Roloffs have a new TLC show ( I am kind of surprised too, but it is not a bad show). I guess she figures it does not hurt to try and shop something around, but the older that she gets, and the less relevant that she becomes, it is a no-brainer that no network will be interested. Maybe she burned her bridges at TLC or they would offer her something. As far as the pit-bull controversy, ANY dog can be mean if they are trained that way, and even the German Shepherd that she has at home could become mean if provoked in the wrong way. Dogs are animals and they are wonderful, but things can happen, no matter what breed they are. People are just looking for things to criticize Jon about (be it his girlfriend, her dogs, or WICCA or whatever). The truth is, that the whole family has just run its course in the media and I think it is hard for Kate to accept.

SuzieO said...

I think the networks are aware that when she was popular was when she was with Jon and the kids were little. It was a combination that worked at the time and then the divorce was the height of their popularity.

Since the kids got older and Kate was by herself in the show it was boring even to those who didn't hate her. It doesn't matter who funds Mom Swap, it reeks of desperation.

Perhaps she would swap with someone famous each time so she wouldn't have to carry the show herself... Kendra, Kourtney Kardashian, honey boo boo's mother June, lol now THAT I would tune in for.

HEFFNER ROAD said...

KATIE IRENE MENU MONDAY....


Menu Monday!!

November 26, 2012


I created this recipe, using what I had on hand… Which is how some of my “highest rated” recipes happen!
My kids rated this an 8 out of 10 and since they don’t give 10′s :) due to principle alone, a score of 8 means that it was added to the “make again” list!
Yay for mom! Enjoy!

XO
K8


Kate's Sausage Cacciatore

Kate’s Sausage Cacciatore

Ingredients:
2 tbsp olive oil
5-6 links of Mild Italian Sausage
16 oz of fresh or frozen whole green beans
1 cup of fresh or frozen snap peas
10 oz tri color peppers, cut into strips
1 tbsp minced garlic
2 cans diced tomatoes
1 8oz can of sliced mushrooms or fresh
1 cup of scallions, white and green, sliced thin
1 tsp dried oregano
3/4 cup white wine
Salt and pepper to taste

3 cups white rice, prepared

Directions:
In a large pot, heat oil and saute sausage until fully cooked and no longer pink. Remove sausage from pan.
Set aside to cool. Then slice into half inch slices.
In the same pan, combine all vegetables except the scallions and mushrooms. Saute until cooked, but still crunchy. Add the sausage, oregano and wine. Cover and cook for 30 minutes over medium high heat.
Add the mushrooms, onions, salt and pepper.
Cook for another ten minutes.
Serve with a side of white rice.
Enjoy!

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Hi All, Can You Help?

November 5, 2012


Hi all – Can you help?

Please send these items in a care package to following addresses:
Long Beach Hurricane Relief – cleanup supplies, baby supplies, food
Attn: Chris Musto
157 E Sunrise Highway
Freeport NY 11520

Rockaways Revival Center – need cleanup supplies baby supplies batteries food
1526 Central Ave
Far Rockaway NY 11691

I’m thankful that our damage was almost nonexistent so my kids and I are going to send a package to both of the above addresses! Will you too?

Thanks!
K8

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debbie h said...

Is it my imagination or is there a Kate news "black out"...I do a daily search to see if anything pops up and NOTHING has since a couple of weeks ago with the mom swap thing...Could this really be the END? I mean, nothing on Gather???Radaronline???I don't see it...Is it just me or is there truly nothing out there anymore??

Brummygirl said...

I haven't been on here in a long while. I see Katie Irene is still nagging the world to put her on t.v.
Speaking of t.v., I watched DWTS final tonight and was so very pleased that Tony and Melissa won.
So Tony has had the best and the worst with Ms.Gosselin.

Marian said...

Brummygirl and I agree- congrats to Tony Dolvani-he got through the worst with K8 and now he won....WTG Tony! A reward for your time in hell.

barbee said...

NOW her kids don't give 10's on menus, so it rated an 8. But I do believe previously she was always screaming about her kids rating all her garbageyish looking slop 10's. WISH she could keep her lies straight.

BasementDweller said...

Wonder if K8 has heard that OWN is having a new show about the McGhee (sp?) sextuplets??? Cute toddlers they are. Wonder if she'd look into suing the network because, after all, *she* had a show about her sextuplets first...

Debbie H said...

Basement...I LOVE it!!! New CUTE little sextuplets...pushing Kate and her 8 further and further away into oblivion where nobody will care about anymore TV shows with them...Not EVEN a Gosselin Christmas special...You would have thought she could have at LEAST rated one of those a year later...Wonder if she got the message yet that nobody is interested???

barbee said...

"Wonder if she got the message yet", ummmm, nah! You have to have an ounce of intelligence to get it and we heard it in her own words, "I don't get it, I just don't get it!" and that can apply to just about anything and everything concerning her.

jennine s said...

Kate is having a hard realizing that she is a "has been"

BasementDweller said...

Not only does she not get it, don't forget, "no one knows how to help" her.

PA Woman said...

Debbie H said...
Basement...I LOVE it!!! New CUTE little sextuplets...pushing Kate and her 8 further and further away into oblivion where nobody will care about anymore TV shows with them...Not EVEN a Gosselin Christmas special...You would have thought she could have at LEAST rated one of those a year later...Wonder if she got the message yet that nobody is interested???
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I'm actually surprised she hasn't gotten a Christmas special. I really expected a yearly update show. I guess once they had her out of their hair, TLC didn't even want to deal with her even just once a year!

Jingle All The Way said...


I'm actually surprised she hasn't gotten a Christmas special. I really expected a yearly update show. I guess once they had her out of their hair, TLC didn't even want to deal with her even just once a year!

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With the new child labor laws for kids on reality television, it doesn't surprise me at all that they aren't filming. I'd be surprised if they ever filmed in PA again. Kate doesn't want to be responsible for work permits or dealing with a set teacher. She's always been in control. I doubt she could deal with a set teacher making sure that the law was followed.

auntykimkim said...

are the news laws effective in PA now? Please let me know as this would be fantastic!!

cali-girl said...

Yet another putdown of Jon ("They want to be with Meeeeee" , a grifting appeal for 8 iPods and poor Kate wrapping and preparing for Christmas.
http://omg.yahoo.com/blogs/holidays/kate-gosselin-eight-kids-want-christmas-205134195.html

Leigh Ann said...

I couldn't believe when I saw that. I can't imagine anyone cares. I don't think she said she can't afford iPods, just that if they kids get a lot of electronics, they won't get a lot of presents. Also, I'm no expert, but her legs look awfully jiggly for someone who says she runs as much as she does. I'm in no kind of condition and I haven't run since the last time the dog got out so I'm impressed with anyone who can run a marathon and cross the finish line in any amount of time. Is five hours a long time to finish a marathon? I wonder if she has a treadmill? Those work just fine when you can't get out and run because you have a sick kid at home.

SuzieO said...

As usual all eight kids look very unhappy in the picture. And what does she mean "we don't do Santa"?

kinman said...

I know not all households "do Santa" but her little kids are still young enough to have that kind of magic to look forward to on Christmas morning. It all sounds incredibly materialistic to take their requests for Ipods etc.. and to publicize that she tries really,really hard to abide by all of their lists. I know she said they do Toys for Tots, but to me, it sounds like she is so greedy and the kids are gonna learn that behavior from her. This is all just my opinion, but kids that age do not need Ipods and Iphones and every electronic gadget that comes out, because what will they ever have to work toward in the future (if everything expensive is just handed to them at a young age). And it was wrong for her to say that it was the kid's decision to have Christmas (and "all of the surrounding days" with her".) It should not be the kid's decision at their ages; and Jon should get some of that time. The main point I have is that she should not be saying this stuff in an interview; it shows an extreme lack of class (as usual). And I think at this point everyone is sick of her "teasing" the idea of a new show. Everyone just needs to quit interviewing her and they need to quit asking about a new show, because she is just trying to drum up attention.

han said...

She claims the kids want to be with her. Well, if she buys them fancy toys. The kids will pick her. I bet she`ll like "If you want Dad, you will not get any gifts this year"


She needs to shut up and not be so evil.

Jingle All The Way said...

And what does she mean "we don't do Santa"?

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She means that the kids don't believe in Santa...they haven't for a few years. When they were in Kindergarten, there were reports that they were telling their classmates that there is no Santa.

jennine s said...

Why doesn't she ask Jon to help wrap presents? He is their father, afterall.

hannah said...

I bet she doesn`t even wrap. A nanny does that or she has some place do it and doesn`t tip.

Xanadu said...

I bet she doesn`t even wrap. A nanny does that or she has some place do it and doesn`t tip.

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According to Robert's books, she wraps the gifts in plain white newspaper rolls (ends from a newspaper/printing company that aren't used).

Exhausted said...

I think those kids have at least earned an iPad/Pod, whatever, for all the money they have made for that witch. For the rotten life she has given them, it's the least she can do...but she probably has only kept a small amount aside for them (only when she was forced to). On a side note, I have an eight year old, too, and though she can easily use our iPhone and iPad, it hasn't occurred to her to have one for herself. This is an attempt by Kate to be the hero to them for a huge gift (one their dad can't give) but at the same time, get it for free from someone so she doesn't have to be out thousands of dollars. Really pathetic!

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

Kate is just a very disturbed person, who will do anything to grab the limelight. When all she attempts to do to make herself the "Stah", she uses the kids and her animosity towards Jon to meet her immediate goals.

It would be nice though IF she let the world know how the kids react to her constant traveling (with Steve) and leaving them home. Let's see the pictures of her "homecoming" where the kids run up to her and are really glad that she's back. That is..a genuine "missed you. Mommy" and NOT a staged effort with retakes. This will never happen.

As to her Christmas charity work, is she really donating anything? Her "Stah Power" doesn't quite cut it.

PaWoman said...

Jingle All The Way said...

I'm actually surprised she hasn't gotten a Christmas special. I really expected a yearly update show. I guess once they had her out of their hair, TLC didn't even want to deal with her even just once a year!

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With the new child labor laws for kids on reality television, it doesn't surprise me at all that they aren't filming. I'd be surprised if they ever filmed in PA again. Kate doesn't want to be responsible for work permits or dealing with a set teacher. She's always been in control. I doubt she could deal with a set teacher making sure that the law was followed.

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I thought the law wasn't signed yet? At least it wasn't the last time I looked on the State website.

PaWoman said...

Debbie H said...
Basement...I LOVE it!!! New CUTE little sextuplets...pushing Kate and her 8 further and further away into oblivion where nobody will care about anymore TV shows with them...Not EVEN a Gosselin Christmas special...You would have thought she could have at LEAST rated one of those a year later...Wonder if she got the message yet that nobody is interested???

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

I find it difficult to be happy about another set of sextuplets on TV, even at Kate's expense.

jennine s said...

She can't afford to take the kids to the beach in the summer, but CAN afford to travel the country to run ???

tiffches said...

I do not believe Cara, Alexsis or Joel, especially would ever choose kate over Jon. No child should be asked or forced to choose & then told how to choose. But Cara has always been a Daddy's girl. I doubt that has changed. She seems the least impressed by kate

logical said...

according to ROL the kids dont want to go to Jons, I just think its pretty petty to make the children choose. Really cant they just enjoy the parent without all this bull? Wouldnt that be the spirit of Christmas?

bah humbug kate and even more so because you thought you needed to get it on ROL

Betsy said...

I think Kate should grow up and be mature and not put adult decisions on children. My ex and I worked out the holiday split and then told the children what was happening. As the kids got older, we'd allow them some input but we still made the decision and days like Thanksgiving were split not alternated. I believe it was much healthier for the kids.

Just Down The Road said...


I thought the law wasn't signed yet? At least it wasn't the last time I looked on the State website.

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The governor signed it into law on October 24.

HEFFNER ROAD said...

Where is Kate running....is Steve with her? how come no pictures from pops?

han said...

Why does Kate get to share custody issues. Jon said he wasn`t allowed too in interviews.

I feel bad for the kids. I bet she`ll grift her kids laptops to snyc the itunes.

Xanadu said...

HEFFNER ROAD said...

Where is Kate running....is Steve with her? how come no pictures from pops?

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There are pictures. Google Kate Gosselin Las Vegas

http://www.zimbio.com/pictures/s9F7nZu3G_a/Zappos+com+Rock+N+Roll+Marathon+Las+Vegas/0vtcMe7xbD6/Kate+Gosselin

Nova said...

Does anyone really think that the kids asked to stay with Khate? She LIES constantly.

I think that if Jon was supposed to get the kids this Christmas, but begged off, Khate would be crowing about it all over the internet. Therefore, I believe that it's her turn anyway, or she just arbitrarily decided to keep them. Then she probably just put it out there that the kids preferred to be with her.

I wouldn't be surprised if the first Jon heard about this was when he read about it online. Now he can't really say anything different without looking like he's just doing damage control. It's sad, he finally seems to be trying to stay out of the limelight, but what can he do if Khate insists on planting herself and the kids in the public eye every chance she gets? If Jon speaks publicly on future plans, he's going to be seen as a famewhore. If he complains now, he's seen as a whiner. It's very hard to come out ahead when you're dealing with someone like Khate.

Still, I feel for the kids. To be caught between their parents has got to be hell on earth.

Nova

Reading news said...

Xanadu said...
HEFFNER ROAD said...

Where is Kate running....is Steve with her? how come no pictures from pops?

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There are pictures. Google Kate Gosselin Las Vegas

http://www.zimbio.com/pictures/s9F7nZu3G_a/Zappos+com+Rock+N+Roll+Marathon+Las+Vegas/0vtcMe7xbD6/Kate+Gosselin

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I have never run a marathon - haven't even witnessed one, but looking at her pictures a question comes to mind. Does every female runner usually wear that much mascara?

She is looking so OLD!

KiSSy said...

So Kate runs with bib number 8? What a showboat. What happened to "you.get what you get and you don't get upset"?

HEFFNER ROAD said...

What a crock....sheruns 10 miles every other day???? Question...who paid for her travel? I am sure it was a freebe... she just does not get it....NO ONE CARES KATIE IRENE.

SuzieO said...

The picture included in the article does not match what she is saying. She paints a picture of the kids being so happy to be with her and choosing to be with her and yet everyone of the 8 kids looks miserable in the picture. What would make everyone so miserable at the same time? She must have had a meltdown just before the picture was taken. We know she lies and pictures don't lie. The kids look sad.

Xanadu said...

HEFFNER ROAD said...

What a crock....sheruns 10 miles every other day???? Question...who paid for her travel? I am sure it was a freebe... she just does not get it....NO ONE CARES KATIE IRENE.

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According to Zappos, they sponsored the event, they did not sponsor Kate. Coupon Cabin has ditched her, so if it were a freebie, I have no idea who would have paid for her expenses. She was home the next day, so she certainly didn't extend her stay as she would have if this would have been free.

sglily said...

I'm sure she paid her own way to Vegas, just to keep herself out there...just like the rumor of her funding her own pilot for a show-I believe it. She's so desperate, I wouldn't put it past her to gamble her kids funds if she thought it meant a chance to hold onto her "fame".

Her desperation is also too evident with her not so subtle comments about the kids supposedly wanting to spend Christmas with her, and not Jon. IMO, this is her exploiting the kids once again-keeping her name in the media by using her kids, as well as making Jon look like the lesser of the parent. We've seen Gosselin Christmas play out many a time, and it's all about photo ops. Having the kids "at home" on Christmas gives her the opportunity to brag, post pics, and once again, make it all about her. Time for Jon to step up on this one-I'd actually like to hear his two cents worth this time.

jennine s said...

Her attitude and emasculation of Jon are really going to hurt her kids in their relationships.

barbee said...

The funny thing about her demand for 'vanilla cake with vanilla frosting', does she know anything about anything? The cake is called 'white cake', NOT vanilla cake. This is just another example of her UNcookeryishyness.

Jingle All The Way said...

The funny thing about her demand for 'vanilla cake with vanilla frosting', does she know anything about anything? The cake is called 'white cake', NOT vanilla cake.

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Actually, there is such a thing as vanilla cake. I used Buddy Valastro's recipe and it was wonderful. If you look online, there are several variations of vanilla cake.

Don'tBelieve Her said...

barbee said it so well, referring to Kate's kitchen skills: "UNcookeryishyness." That made my day!!

Elvira said...

The thing with Kate though is that she likely meant white cake. If she ordered french fries so much she wasn't into much out of the extremely common food for the kids.

PA Woman said...

Elvira said...
The thing with Kate though is that she likely meant white cake. If she ordered french fries so much she wasn't into much out of the extremely common food for the kids.

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Personally, I always call it yellow or white depending on which I want. But I just looked in my cupboard and I have both a white and a yellow. It's Duncan Hines. The white is labeled as vanilla (no where does it say white on the box) and the yellow is labeled as french vanilla, not yellow. Go figure.

Polar Express said...


Personally, I always call it yellow or white depending on which I want.

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I'm in PA, too, and my kids call it vanilla cake. My grandmother called it white cake. I guess it all depends what you grew up with. For Kate to say "vanilla" cake doesn't make it wrong or show that she is uncookeryish (although she is...just not in this case)!!

Mary said...

Kate is hoping If she tells the world the kids will spend Christmas with her so the TV camera's might come calling thats would be the only reaqson

All I Want For Christmas said...

Sue Buddy's latest article, "Kate Gosselin's Christmas List-Clap, Clap" is now on Gather. Once again, she's nailed it. Nice job, Sue.

logical said...

http://www.gather.com/viewArticle.action?articleId=281474981811653

HEFFNER ROAD said...

A FEW TWEETS THE THE KATIE...LOOKS LIKE SHE IS GETTING FREE STUFF FROM HER "FANS"

Kateplusmy8: THX! kind tweeties that are sending Christmas surprises r way! (I don't have some of your tweety names to thank u personally!) @sandiebellz
6 hours ago from Twitterrific

Kateplusmy8: GM... Having a 'sick week' here... Kids home from school with a little flu bug- fortunately it's been a 'quick one' so far! Good day2 all!
7 hours ago from Twitterrific

Kateplusmy8: GM! It's another busy one here... And it's time to wrap for Ms. Claus to wrap up all the loose ends.. Literally! Have a good one! Be safe!
1 day ago from Twitterrific

Kateplusmy8: We are all in bed early tonight...We are saving our energy up... It's Christmas soon (and I've got a house full of excited happy kids!)

sglily said...

It really is annoying how Kate posts about Christmas woes, with the kids asking for ipods, etc. & that some may not get as many presents if they want something expensive (aka hoping for another year of Christmas present handouts from fans.) Then on to her Toys for Tots blurb attempting to appear charitable, and of course just happens to mention how the kids want to spend Christmas "at home" (thinking she's sneaky since people know SHE'S at home, not Jon). It's all so selfish, couldn't be any more self-absorbed. All the while, Honey Boo Boo going the extra mile and then some with their toy and food drive-that's what Christmas is about...not Kate fishing for sympathy because a couple of ipods will cause a major crisis in the holiday budget, and therefore those kids might not be able to open an extra bucket of Legos.

Bev1212 said...

HEFFNER ROAD said...

A FEW TWEETS THE THE KATIE...LOOKS LIKE SHE IS GETTING FREE STUFF FROM HER "FANS"


It's probably some home made stuff she will throw in the garbage! I doubt if her tweeters have the funds to send the kind of gifts she wants.

Shoka's Understudy said...

kate called herself Ms. Claus?

Maybe she talked Steve into putting on a Santa suit and play Santa Claus.

But, I thought they didn't do Santa.

UGHHHH!

Debbie H said...

We all know the only reason kids are "with" Kate this Christmas is because she bought and paid for it...That was part of the deal she made with Jon for "no more child support"..She did him dirty, I'm sure...and he had no choice but to go along with her...Sad sad sad...I'm sure from now on the kids will "want" to be with her EVERY holiday and probably every weekend too...as long as she can afford nannies to take care of them so they don't inconvenience her...

Nova said...

I think she'd happily hand the kids over to Jon and only see them sporadically after that. The problem is, she must know how bad that would make her look. If she ever gets back on TV she needs to be seen as more likeable, not more despicable.

Also, if she does get back on TV she might need the kids to be available for filming. If she lets them stay more often with Jon there's the possibility that he'd fight harder to keep them off TV, or that they'd get so comfortable with him that the refuse to cooperate for the cameras. The longer Jon allows her to dictate the visitation schedule the less power he'll have if they ever go to court again.

I don't see Kate as wanting the kids around because she just loves them so much, it's much more of a way to stick it to Jon and keep her on top.

Debbie H said...

Nova, I agree with you completely...She only wants the kids to keep Jon from having them when he is the ONLY one that really loves them for who they are and NOT how much money they can make him on a TV show...But I believe if she had to care for them BY HERSELF when she has them, she would forgo having them so often...even at the expense of "looking bad" to her "public"...As for another TV show of ANY kind, I think it's time she accept the Gosselin 6 have been replaced by the McGhee 6:)...There are brand new LITTLE sextuplets on board now capturing hearts...Her time has come and gone...I don't know that she will ever stop trying to "recapture" the glory days until they are old enough to refuse doing it themselves...

jennine s said...

She has said NOTHING about the kids visiting with their father, just out of town relatives. What a shame.

Debbie H said...

She is probably keeping them from him out of revenge now that she holds all the power(because of relieving him of child support)..That was probably the dumbest move Jon ever made...He could have had his support payments reduced if he needed to but he gave Kate complete control and she gladly took it without ever intending to do the right thing for the kids...Bet they are BEGGING to see their Dad and she won't let them...Other scenario could possibly be that they did go to Jon's but Kate won't say anything because she wants the world to think the kids love her and don't want anything to do with him...That is the narcissist in her...so we will probably never know the true scoop unless someone on the inside spills the beans..

hannah said...

I don`t think he really doesn`t pay. I think a judge would make him pay(its a law) even if not as much as Queen Kate wants. I wonder who has the kids when shes gone? Does Jon still them twice a month. I`d wish he talk and set the record straight about his child support etc. He doesn`t have to bring the kids into it.

Debbie H said...

Hannah, he really DOESN'T pay...It came out when he said he had to choose between his rent and his child support...And then Kate came out with the fact he hadn't been paying for a while because SHE absolved him of having to pay anything in the future so all he had to do is catch up...Judge isn't going to force someone to pay if the MOTHER doesn't want the money...Why would she?But I believe custody is another thing...Judge would not let Kate keep kids away from Jon if he wanted them and there was no good reason for him not to have visits...so based on that, I figure it's a private thing between Jon and Kate...She lets him off the hook financially and he loses time with kids except when SHE says he can see them..The man has no gonads, so this shouldn't be a stretch for anyone to believe...

Legal In PA said...

Judge isn't going to force someone to pay if the MOTHER doesn't want the money...Why would she

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According to PA law, once child support has been established, she cannot tell him that she doesn't want the money. It doesn't work that way. She initially filed for support, and once established, it is upheld. If she hadn't asked for it in the beginning, it would be a different matter.

Once child support has gone into law, in order to relieve the spouse from paying it, it has to be approved by the judge. Even if she says she doesn't want the money, and the judge feels that she is entitled to it, he will NOT relieve the husband of child support. I do know of a case in which this has happened. PA child support laws can be very complicated, and Kate DID NOT have the ability on her own, according to the laws, to relieve him of support payments without the judge's approval.

There is no evidence of a deal being made that if child support is waived that she gets to have the kids on holidays or whenever she wants them. That's between the parties involved and no such agreement has been made public.

Shoka's Understudy said...

I wish ABC whould choose JON to be on DWTS. I believe Jon would really try hard and do much better than kate ever did. He has a right to work, kate is just too lazy to do it. She wants to work on tv and make the most money in a short period of time. I wish they would give Jon every consideration.

Debbie H said...

Legal in PA...Yes, you are correct about the child support as far as I know, BUT I read that the judge DID in fact approve it...But really, if a man and woman make a private arrangement NOT to pay each other even after a judge ordered them to pay, a judge would never know unless one of the parties told...right? Unless his wages were garnished or something to pay it, nobody but Kate would know that he stopped paying...I will try to find article that states what happened here for you..But what I read was Kate absolved Jon of any future child support once he caught his amount in arrears up and a judge did approve it...according to Kate..:)

"There is no evidence of a deal being made that if child support is waived that she gets to have the kids on holidays or whenever she wants them. That's between the parties involved and no such agreement has been made public."

I was simply SPECULATING about that...Obviously, I wouldn't have inside knowledge and nowhere in my post did I represent that statement as a fact..If you go back and read it, I probably said something along the lines of "I bet" or "I think"...I TRY to be careful not to contribute to unfounded "truths" if I can help it:)

Debbie H said...

Legal in PA...Was going through PA child support law online and came across similar situation...It appears from what I found that 2 parties can come to an agreement about reducing or eliminating child support and it's OK to do what Jon and Kate did but BEST to put into writing and "have a judge sign a court order based on the agreement"..sounds like they CAN do it if they want to without a judge...So who knows??? Would be interested in reading the statute you found that shows otherwise if you have it..Thanks:)

Legal In PA said...

Would be interested in reading the statute you found that shows otherwise if you have it..Thanks:)

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Chapter 1910. 231 PA Code Rule 1910.16-6. No alteration to previously ordered child support can be made without the written approval of the family court judge.

If, when the couple was divorced, she had stated that she didn't want child support, no child support would have been ordered. However, once the child support order is in place, the couple must go before domestics to have it either reduced or eliminated. She cannot just tell him that she no longer wants the payment. Domestic relations would continue to take the ordered amount out of his paycheck unless a judge orders that payment to be stopped.

Legal In PA said...

.It appears from what I found that 2 parties can come to an agreement about reducing or eliminating child support and it's OK to do what Jon and Kate did

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I'm really confused. Is it known for a fact what Kate and Jon did...that she just said she didn't want anymore child support, and that no judge was involved in ordering the elimination of child support payments?

Debbie H said...

Legal in PA

Comment in your other post assumes child support was "taken" out of his check or wages...That is probably what can't be altered without a judges order...However, he may have been paying on his own...they only garnish wages when someone has had issues paying, I thought..As long as they pay timely, courts probably don't step in...

I'm really confused. Is it known for a fact what Kate and Jon did...that she just said she didn't want anymore child support, and that no judge was involved in ordering the elimination of child support payments?

What is reported is that Jon was having financial problems and couldn't afford to pay..Kate says she didn't want him to be suffering(yeah,right)and so she told him after he caught his arrears up, he didn't have to pay anymore...Her attorney was involved in the decision, so I have to assume they did it legally...I feel that Kate would NOT have done something for Jon without wanting something in return, so that's why I feel there was some heavy handed "custody" talk from Kate and why all the kids "wanted to be with HER" for Christmas...Jon basically had to sell out or lose his apartment...Kate steps in but at a price, of course...