Monday, May 24, 2010

DWTS Season Finale--Discussion Thread

Kate, who apparently has been in L.A. since she ditched the kids on their working vacation in Florida, will be back for one last dance with Tony on the Season Finale of Dancing With The Stars....LIVE!

Discuss how even Kate admits that 90% of people watching her don't like her. Kate? Do you think there might be something wrong with YOU when 90% of people don't like you? Even Bush had better approval ratings.

185 sediments (sic) from readers:

cathy518 said...

I won't watch. I won't watch anything that supports Kate and that is my response in its entirety. I just listened to Lindsay Denial Lohan give an interview and all I could think of was the 8. Lindsay probably doesn't have a year left on the planet and I can't bear to think of the future of the Gosselins. They aren't growing up with anymore security or responsible parenting then Lindsay.

SchmeckyGirl said...

LOL. Well Jon apparently has the kids so I don't care if she's in LA.... I've been watching DWTS without Kate and enjoying it. I can't wait to see her "fly" though. Sounds ridiculous.

SchmeckyGirl said...

Tony hasn't tweeted anything about Kate for quite a while.

Irene S said...

Yep who can miss Khate doing the Hustle one more time.

Lordie bee...she is all about Khate.

my9cats said...

So glad I won't be watching.

Administrator said...

Jon has the kids? I missed pics of that, where?

PJ's momma said...

I'm in Hungary right now and will miss the flying routine. Maybe I'll watch it on youtube next week. Or not! Maybe someone can recap and let me know if it involved a broom???

SchmeckyGirl said...

Admin:

http://www.hollywoodlife.com/2010/05/23/jon-gosselin-new-girlfriend-ellen-ross-kate-gosselin/

AND

http://blogs.babble.com/famecrawler/2010/05/24/jon-gosselins-girlfriend-at-kates-gosselins-house/

SchmeckyGirl said...

Admin,

Jon introduced the kids to his girlfriend Ellen. Not sure if he introduced her as a friend or as his girlfriend, etc...

Administrator said...

Oh right that was thurs or fri right?

I'm glad Kate is leaving the kids with him but why couldn't he pick them up from the airport?

SchmeckyGirl said...

Admin:

One more:

http://www.radaronline.com/exclusives/2010/05/jon-gosselins-new-girlfriend-plays-mom-eight

itsaboutthekids said...

Is Jon always aware of Kate's plans? He wouldn't have known any of Kate's travel arrangements for her or the kids unless she told him. He might not have known the kids were coming home on their own.

Barbara said...

I'm watching! Who can resist watching her make a fool of herself -- again?? Lots of good snarking material.

If the photo of Mady bonding nicely with Ellen bothers Kate, maybe she could consider staying home and being a Mom once in a while.

Markiesnana said...

I won't be watching; and I won't watch any of her new shows or anything with her on it.
Enough!

sfsdgfdgdf said...

There are also photos on ROL

http://www.radaronline.com/exclusives/2010/05/jon-gosselins-new-girlfriend-plays-mom-eight

It's good to see Collin not covering his face. Also, knowing how Mady is the Gosselin that shows her displeasure, it's good to see how Ellen is with her. I trust Mady's judgement. Hopefully, Jon is really getting his act together this time.

cherier1 said...

Irene S said...
Yep who can miss Khate doing the Hustle one more time. "

STILL laughing at the 'Hustle'. Good one Irene

I'll watch because I always watch DWTS - kinda one of my things. I do admit a perverse desire to watch Kate with the ridic flying tease.

Judy said...

I think Jon's GF looks like a nice girl and she is showing some signs of a sweetness to the children.Have you ever seen seen a picture with Kate carrying, hugging or just showing some affection to any of her children? I haven't.
I think maybe Jon has finally found a keeper!I hope so....for the kids.

Troy Chula Vista said...

My wife seems to think they are going to hook Kate up with wires to help her dance. (a lot of "Flying references"?) Thats about the ONLY way she will move with any fluidity or looking less stiff. WHAT a joke if they do try something like that.

I say that they will just keep her to the side out of camera view. She is such an embarrasment to the show. Clearly she just wanted the paycheck without the work. Maybe this will be the "last nail" for her if she acts as she always does .. entitled..ha!

sfsdgfdgdf said...

There is also these photos:

http://www.infdaily.com/2010/05/jon-gosselin-picks-up-the-kids-from-school-with-new-girlfriend-ellen-ross.html

NT said...

I just read in one of my gogle alerts that Kate picked up $500,000 for her stint on dancing with the stars.

NancyB said...

Kate Gosselin Got $500K 'Dancing' Paycheck


Kate Gosselin didn't manage to dance her way past week five on 'Dancing With the Stars,' but she did manage to dance all the way to the bank, earning over half a million dollars for her stint on the hit show. Yep, with some simple math, that means Kate banked more than most people make annually for each episode that she fox-trotted across the dance floor."Kate earned over $100,000 per week on 'Dancing,'" an insider tells me. "She's a single mom who has to pay the bills and feed those eight little mouths all by herself. Say what you want about her, but Kate will do anything to make sure her children have a bright future. Even making a fool out of herself on national TV."


It's unclear if Kate earned more money on the show each week than the other stars, however, one producer tells me he believes she did. "Kate was without doubt the main attraction to the show this year. She is ratings gold and can demand much more money than soap hunk Aiden Turner. Who? Precisely."Considering Charlie Sheen just got himself $2 million per episode for a show that doesn't get nearly as many viewers as 'Dancing With the Stars,' maybe $100,000 per episode for Kate was a bargain! Thankfully for 'DWTS,' the contestants are only on for one season, so they don't have to worry about Kate or anyone else holding out for more cash next year.
http://www.popeater.com/2010/05/24/kate-gosselin-dancing-salary/

Sick of Kart and Jons Krap said...

Count me in as another person who won't be watching any show that she takes part in.

nanb said...

It must have been one hell of a photo-op:

http://blogs.babble.com/famecrawler/2010/05/22/jon-gosselin-introduces-kids-to-new-girlfriend-ellen-ross/

Although the kids do seem to like her. I wish Dad wasn't pimping them out. Good to see Collin's face again.

NancyB said...

These are different pictures from a mall trip:

http://www.radaronline.com/exclusives/2010/05/jon-gosselins-new-girlfriend-plays-mom-eight


Jon Gosselin's New Girlfriend Plays Mom To EightJon Gosselin's New Girlfriend Plays Mom To Eight

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Posted on May 23, 2010 @ 09:54AM
Just call it Jon & Ellen Plus Eight. Ellen Ross fit right into the mommy role when she and boyfriend Jon Gosselin entertained his kids Saturday.
PHOTOS: Jon Gosselin & Girlfriend Take His Kids To The Pool
The happy family outing was at the pool at the apartment complex where Jon now lives, RadarOnline.com can report.

Ellen even picked up and carried one of the sleepy sextuplets as they left the pool at the end of the day.

All of this was going on while Kate Gosselin was in Los Angeles getting ready for her swansong appearance on Dancing with the Stars.

nanb said...

Those kids really do seem to like her.

http://blogs.babble.com/famecrawler/2010/05/24/jon-gosselins-girlfriend-at-kates-gosselins-house/

NancyB said...

Oh I meant to add that it is nice to see someone giving Mady their full attention as the Radar pic shows.

NancyB said...

I'm excited to see Pam dance again!

AuntieAnn said...

I'll bet Tony Dovolani is up in the office at this moment demanding they triple his pay for this season. Trying to teach that wretched woman to dance was cruel and unusual punishment. If anyone deserves to celebrate the finale it should be him.

pa mom too said...

Since I've been watching DWTS this season, I will definately be watching tonight because I want to see who ends up winning. Kate is the added comedy routine for the 2 evenings. ;)

Anonymous said...

I won't watch either. But am rooting for Evan. Haven't watched all season however. If ratings start to drop for the things she is involved in, maybe those kids will finally have some peace and be able to enjoy their young lives...

Just another girl...

cherier1 said...

Anyone seen any tweets from Tony about how happy he is to see Kate?

TheresaB said...

Tony, tweets?
Happy? Kate? Tweets?
Tony?

Nope. Anybody else?

itsaboutthekids said...

http://thestir.cafemom.com/healthy_living/103395/Is_Kate_Gosselin_Really_Depressed

Is Kate Gosselin Really Depressed?
Posted by Jeanne Sager
on May 24, 2010 at 11:00 AM

Kate Gosselin has managed to gain extra moments in the spotlight between Dancing With the Stars and the start of her new shows by claiming she's depressed.

Depressed about being kicked off Dancing With the Stars, that is.

Excuse me Kate, a bit of perspective: Your marriage imploded in the most public of ways last year, you have eight kids who will single-handedly be funding the therapy industry in 15 years, and there's an oil spill encroaching the Gulf of Mexico.

You're not depressed. You're pathetic.
It isn't just Kate.

Ever looked at your Facebook and sighed at the long list of vaguebooking references to depression?

I can't find my favorite Crocs. Wah, pity poor me.
We've become a nation that falls back on depression as an excuse for everything.
And the doctors often don't make it better -- we all know which doc in our practice to hit up for easy pharmaceuticals. Those who hold back earn a reputation for being a bit of a hard ass.

Don't get me wrong; I'm not going to pretend depression doesn't exist. After more than 10 years on and off meds, first prescribed not by a general practitioner but by a psychiatrist, most recently prescribed by a psychopharmacologist, I'm all too aware that depression is real.
Terrifying. Debilitating. But real.

Celebrities like Gosselin playing up their "depression" are doing a disservice to the real sufferers of depression. If she'd come out saying the destruction of her marriage had worn her down, I think I could summon some sympathy.

But whining about being kicked off a reality show is the ultimate mockery of the DSM IV, the 9.5 percent of American adults with diagnosable, verifiable depression.

Do you throw the word depression about when you don't mean it?

IDModo said...

At last!Pictures of a grown woman actually having fun with the tups!Spending one on one time with them!
Ellen looks like a kind person.
Wouldn't it be nice if Kate just danced on into oblivion...or at least seemed to enjoy her kids' company that much...

Irene S said...

http://www.myfoxphilly.com/dpp/news/local_news/052410-state-rep-to-offer-jon-and-kate-child-law

Rep Thomas Murt to introduce legislation Thursday.

CJ said...

Irene ~ Thank You for the link!

I would like to see the entire bill. Hope it goes farther than MyFoxPhilly states. Sounds like it's time for me to call my local state Rep to push for this bill getting passed. Only problem with introducing a bill in PA legislature in June is... they are now working on the new state budget, due by 6/30. Last year's budget wasn't passed for several months past the deadline. Harrisburg was at a standstill.

kimmie said...

i'll watch. if kate wasn't in la earning money what should she be doing when it's jon's time with the kids?

MickeyMcKean said...

Speaking of Kate earning money:

http://www.myfoxphilly.com/dpp/news/local_news/052410-kate-gosselin-got-500k-for-dancing

Kate Gosselin Got $500K For Dancing

The gossip Web site Popeater says Kate Gosselin got at least $500,000 for five weeks' work on "Dancing With The Stars."

A source tells Popeater that Gosselin, 35, got a guaranteed $100,000 per week on the show, which could explain why Gosselin cried so much when she was eliminated.

The figure is believed to be much higher than money paid to other stars on the show.

Gosselin is back for the final week of "Dancing" before her latest show "Kate Plus 8" debuts on TLC.

The TLC show is basically "Jon & Kate Plus 8" minus Jon Gosselin.

Jon Gosselin and TLC have reached a legal agreement that allows the eight Gosselin children to appear on TV with his permission.

“Kate Plus 8” has been shooting in Pennsylvania and the Orlando, Fla., area.

In April, there were reports that the reality TV mom from Wernersville, Pa., was looking to move to California, with her eight children.

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No doubt about it - finding a gig like dancing on DWTS is a dream job IF IF IF one is so inclined to work at dancing or to even make it appear that one is putting forth the effort to appear happy to be there in the first place.

I stand firm on my point of view that Kate blew it; her time on DWTS to gather new fans for her shows backfired big time.

IMHO Kate's days in the spotlight and on my TV are numbered - she will have to go back to PA and become the mother that she claims she wants to be.

JJ said...

If I had a guaranteed $100,000 coming to me for DANCING you can bet your ass I'd be working hard at it not phoning it in like she did. What a loser.

SchmeckyGirl said...

Wow $500k! If that's true, I think Kate made a good choice to go for it. Yes, she looked like an idiot on national tv but she looked like a horrible wife and mother for the last five years so it's actually an improvement for her.

My only issue was she said she would be practicing while her kids were at school and sleeping and she wasn't. I don't think she was able to be there for her children physically and mentally and emotionally because she was so exhausted those few weeks.

But still, for $500k it was a relatively good move. That's financial security for quite a while for when her Twist of Kate show bombs.

Of course I also think about how she has a large income from TLC right now so I think she needs to be with her children when she has custody. They need at least one parent with them every day. Let her do whatever she wants when Jon has custody.

AuntieAnn said...

MickeyMcKean,

You beat me to it. I was going to ask kimmie if she really thinks Kate 'earned' that money. lol

I agree wholeheartedly with you that Kate exposed too much of her real personality on DWTS and it didn't appeal to a lot of people.

SchmeckyGirl said...

http://www.limelife.com/blog-entry/Gosselin-Kids-Allowed-To-Appear-On-Kates-New-Show/42514.html

I have some questions about this part:

Kreider reported instances of breached laws and invasions of the children's privacy, until it was later found out that he had fabricated some details of his account.

Perhaps as a result of Kreider's poor testimoney, Kate Gosselin's eight children have been okayed to appear on her upcoming reality series. A judge permits the Gosselin children to be taped for the next six months, after which the court will have to reconvene to determine whether more taping is necessary and amenable. Then it's possible that the Gosselin kids' work permit will be renewed.
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Where was it said that Kevin fabricated details? What is that about the court having to reconvene? Am I wrong or does that have nothing to do with Murt's hearing?

The Names the Game said...

I haven't heard the kids will be filming A Twist of Kate. And that article is dated April 26.

Irene S said...

Sorry, but I am skeptical about the 1/2 million rumor. It is not verified by a source...& appears to be the Gosselin PR spin to make her seem more important than she is.

kimmie said...

AuntieAnn said...

MickeyMcKean,

You beat me to it. I was going to ask kimmie if she really thinks Kate 'earned' that money. lol


May 24, 2010 2:08 PM

oh yes ma'am i do think she earned it. not by dancing skills or even practice times. but by actually being on the show and dancing. because i think that is what she was contracted to do. nothing more and nothing less.

in fact i would go so far as to say that i think abc liked that kate wasn't a good dancer and bombed. i think they paid for the controversy which increased ratings. they got what they paid for.

NancyB said...

Perhaps as a result of Kreider's poor testimoney, Kate Gosselin's eight children have been okayed to appear on her upcoming reality series.
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IMO, this sentence makes literally no sense. Can anyone else make sense of it? I think this is part is poorly written. SchmeckyGirl, I do not interrupt anything in the article to mean that Kevin fabricated any details period. The court reconvening has NOTHING to do with the Kreiders. The PA permit process law requires re-application every 6 months.

kimmie said...

in reply to nancyb:

CAUSE:

Kreider reported instances of breached laws and invasions of the children's privacy, until it was later found out that he had fabricated some details of his account.

it says (i bolded it) that he did fabricate some details in his.

EFFECT:

Perhaps as a result of Kreider's poor testimoney, Kate Gosselin's eight children have been okayed to appear on her upcoming reality series. A judge permits the Gosselin children to be taped for the next six months, after which the court will have to reconvene to determine whether more taping is necessary and amenable. Then it's possible that the Gosselin kids' work permit will be renewed.

itsaboutthekids said...

oh yes ma'am i do think she earned it. not by dancing skills or even practice times. but by actually being on the show and dancing. because i think that is what she was contracted to do. nothing more and nothing less.

in fact i would go so far as to say that i think abc liked that kate wasn't a good dancer and bombed. i think they paid for the controversy which increased ratings. they got what they paid for.
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I don't think she "earned" anything. It was handed to her for being willing to make a fool of herself. What a nice example to set for the children. But you're probably right about ABC and their motives. It kind of devalues the efforts the "real" dancers and celebrities take in busting their butt to do their very best, doesn't it? Everyone else took pride in their profession and their commitment. Kate just basically thumbed her nose at all of them by her theatrics. JMO

Carolina Gal said...

Wow $500k! If that's true, I think Kate made a good choice to go for it. Yes, she looked like an idiot on national tv but she looked like a horrible wife and mother for the last five years so it's actually an improvement for her.
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If there's 'free' money to be had, Kate's 'there', with her hands out! This just offends my sensibilities, for her to earn that much money for doing nothing!

MickeyMcKean said...

Irene,

There is a chance that she did rake in the bucks; how much we will never know for sure but it was reported that every week that you are on you will be paid X amount.

All I know is that there is no doubt that Kate had an OPPORTUNITY OF A LIFETIME to be on DWTS - and she BLEW IT.

Had Kate put forth ANY HONEST effort - and NOT cried on cue when she did not want to practice daily - she might have gotten people to vote for her as an underdog. But no, not Kate Gosselin. Crying for sympathy votes is how she operates.

I am pretty sure that Kate is under the impression that they (ABC, other dancers, etc.) should have felt honored that Kate elected to be on the show in the first place.

Uh huh.

Please note: I am VERY HAPPY that Kate did DWTS! Too bad you guys can't see me do a my happy dance right now :)

See, Kate showed her true colors to a whole new audience! Whohooooooooo! Granted we all know what would happen, and even predicted it but hey, it sure was nice that Kate did not let us down!

I love it when Kate herself puts another nail on her media coffin. Yeppers, her 15 minutes are running out ...

Yes I will be watching DWTS tonight. No, not because of Kate but because I want to see who wins the deal now. GO NICOLE!!!!!!!!!!

Carolina Gal said...

Within the body of the link Schmecky girl posted is another link (which makes no sense either) supposedly there to expound on the original claim/comment. This is a terribly written article. I don't think the 'author' knows what the heck he/she is talking about.
Here's the link that was in the link above.

http://www.limelife.com/blog-entry/Gosselin-Relatives-To-Testify-Before-Child-Labor-Lawmakers/41480.html

NancyB said...

Kimmie,

Finally something that we can nearly agree on. I do not think Kart "earned" this money but it most certainly was contractually owed to her. I think that she has become much more sophisticate, saavy and adept in the negoitiating of contracts.

In this case, I do believe that it is quite plausible that her DWTS contract was for $500,000 plus or minus a bit.

I had that figure pretty well worked out months ago.
In the March 22nd issue of US it stated that when Kart found out that Pam Anderson was starting out at $50,000/week, and would make $350,000 if she wound up winning the mirrorball,which was supposedly the highest salary DWTS had paid to date. (Remember, DWTS had been actively recruiting Pam since the very first season.) Kart insisted on more money than Pam. An "insider" claimed that Kart felt that she would be much more of an asset to the show than Pam. According to the insider, Kart worked it out to get $75,000/week and $450,000 if she won. That was salary. When you figure in the BG's $1600.00/day, Beverly Wilshire, private chef and masseuse, building the wood dancing floor, paying for the 8 kids & nannies plane fare & hotel & meals etc. etc. etc. I bet it was close.$75,000 x 5 = $375,000. Who knows, possibly Kart very well knew from the beginning that she had no intention of working hard at learning to dance and also had some contractual agreement for a bonus built in if she made it past 4 weeks.

Kimmie said: in fact i would go so far as to say that i think abc liked that kate wasn't a good dancer and bombed. i think they paid for the controversy which increased ratings. they got what they paid for.
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It's not at all impossible, IMO.

Nannette said...

How could it be "poor testimony" when he wasn't sworn in?

Denise said...

Smecky, that "poor testimony" was strictly a blogger's opinion which BabyMomma latched on to.

Judy said...

When you Google "How much money do the dancers make on DWTS, there are several articles, but they all are much like the one below.
Howard Stern had provided the only concrete info about DWTS salaries, after his wife Beth Ostrosky turned down an offer to appear on Season 3 of DWTS. He said she also was offered a base salary of of $125,000 to appear on the show, plus $20,000 per week that she managed to stay on the show without being eliminated, and a $50,000 bonus if the show was extended to a ninth-week recap show. (There were fewer stars and thus fewer episodes in Season 3.) Total: Up to $245,000 depending on when she was eliminated.

MickeyMcKean said...

Irene S said...
http://www.myfoxphilly.com/dpp/news/local_news/052410-state-rep-to-offer-jon-and-kate-child-law

Rep Thomas Murt to introduce legislation Thursday.

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As I read this article this is what crossed my mind:

Kate goes on and on and on - with every chance she gets - that she has 8 kids and she is a great mom because it is "all about the kids".

Well, if this was indeed true, why is Rep. Murt about to introduce new legislation on Thursday and call it the Jon & Kate LAW?

Doesn't this tidbit alone confirm that Kate Gosselin is NOT a great mom?

That Kate's children - in their family reality show - have in fact been exploited and victimized?

What decent mother would allow the cameras to continue filming her children? Oh wait a minute, we are talking about Kate "the great" Gosselin so the word decent should never be used ... and Tony Dovolani does not understand all the "hate"! Oh so he said - I bet he had to say it to secure his job, which is understandable.

Don't get me wrong -- Jon is as guilty as Kate -- but it is Kate that now NEEDS the kids so she herself can continue have camera time, as well as free trips, perks and of course a paycheck (which she keeps 85% and gives her kids 15% to share!).

Bottom line: Without the kids, Kate is NOTHING. N-O-T-H-I-N-G.

Viewers are getting a clue that something is WRONG and that the Gosselin kids should not be on TV. It is and always will be sad to me that 8 little kids had to give up their privacy and childhood in order to make a difference for all the kids that will be in reality TV shows in the future.

SAVE THE 8 - DO NOT WATCH KATE PLUS 8!!!

NancyB said...

I have watched DWTS with my husband every Mon & Tues, since the beginning of this season. I told him today that I can't watch on TV, but we will watch on the computer. I am very excited to see Pam dance again. I had never watched even 5 minutes of this show before this season. It's one of the few TV programs that my husband & I both like -- usually our TV tastes are pretty different.

Jessica said...

Its about the kids -- thank you for posting the depression article. I agree, depression is thrown around and is a disservice to those who really suffer from the condition. The other pet peeve I have is when a man gets caught sleeping around and now it's a sex addiction.

Time To Make Up Your Minds said...

Really now...everyone needs to make up their minds.

1st you say Kate can do whatever she wants as long as she doesn't involve the children. That's great, but in the next sentence you say but I will never watch anything she is on kids or not.

It's time to face the music. Kate is determined to have a career in the media/entertainment industry, rather she has to use her kids or not.

If you really want the children to quit participating then you need to support her in her efforts that do not include the children.

She is not going to go back to nursing. She will never work what we call a normal job again.

I choose to pick the lesser of two evils and support Kate in her endeavors that do not include the children

Jessica said...

IMO - Rep Murts introduction of legislation is a great first step. Congratulations to all those behind the scenes that made it happen . . . . . . . . remember everyone-- people are now watching which they weren't in Elizabethtown. If this legislation goes through, unbiased advocates for the children. No one should have any problem with that. One small victory at a time. There is an old saying Be Wary of the Patient Man -- good advice.

SchmeckyGirl said...

kimmie,
I'm in my BlackBerry and not sure which thread it was but in answer to your comment about Kate being able to go from selling herself as a single mom to wanting a career change... What career? Her "career" was and still is being a super mom of multiples. Don't you see the irony?

everything she has done, her show, her books, her speaking engagements, even her star appearance on DWTS is all based in her being a super mom of multiples. She has nothing else to call a career. And if she's not home being the super mom but instead chasing after some celebrity career based on being the super mom, is she really a super mom?

If I'm not making any sense it's because nine of it makes sense. I'm confused. Lol.

jibberjabbers said...

LOL, why would we want to watch Kate on TV? She has no talent. She sucks at dancing, she cannot carry a conversation when the topic is not about her or her kids.

If YOU want to watch her on TV that's your choice. But some people just can't stand her. She's just too fake for me. Her over the top "screeching" really is annoying.

SchmeckyGirl said...

Time To Make Up Minds,

That is ridiculous. I have to support Kate so she can stop exploiting her children? How about maybe she stops exploiting them first and then maybe I'll give her a chance... Better yet why don't we all just start giving her love offerings again so she won't make her kids work.

I don't have to support Kate in any way, shape or form. I don't think she's a nice person. I thought she was a mean wife and I think she is very self absorbed and I don't think she deserves anything given to her... Including my support.

cherier1 said...

Time To Make Up Your Minds said...

"If you really want the children to quit participating then you need to support her in her efforts that do not include the children."
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Uh, no I don't. Don't like her. Don't respect her. Faulty logic. I don't have to make that choice at all.

Why would you ever think that?

Administrator said...

I don't have to support a child exploiter in anything she does.

Also, ever think she is on DWTS BECAUSE of her kids? Ever think a gig like DWTS just PROVES she used to her kids to be a celebrity? If she's not actively exploiting them she's riding their coattails to bigger and better celebrity exploits.

NancyB said...

Mickey said:
Rep. Murt about to introduce new legislation on Thursday and call it the Jon & Kate LAW?
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I don't think the article stated that the law will be named after Jon & Kate. I thought that it said that the need for the new revisions were inspired by Jon & Kate.

Are You Kidding Me? said...

If you really want the children to quit participating then you need to support her in her efforts that do not include the children.

Sorry but I don't have to support her in any endeavor. My TV, my remote and I don't care if she's playing with puppies, I don't want to watcher her and most of America won't want to watch her either. She doesn't have "it" and she never will.

Administrator said...

It's sad Kate so obviously thrives on the support of "fans" total strangers who don't really know her. It's sad her fans think we should be here to support her.

Kate is not a character she is a person just like you and me. Isn't the support of her husband and children, friends (and I don't mean people she is paying to be around her), and what's left of the family she hasn't estranged yet (???) enough to make her feel worthy?

It's unhealthy to rely on the support of strangers.

MickeyMcKean said...

Time To Make Up Your Minds said...

1st you say Kate can do whatever she wants as long as she doesn't involve the children. That's great, but in the next sentence you say but I will never watch anything she is on kids or not.

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Excuse me? I can watch anyone and anything I want on MY TV in my home and for the record I happen to choose to NOT watch any new show that Kate is involved in:

Kate + 8: I flat out REFUSE to be counted as a viewer in the ratings because I know that NO RATINGS = NO SHOW. There should be no doubt that I want the filming of the children to permanently stop so they can have their childhood and privacy back!

Twisted Kate: I could care less what Kate does on this show, as long as the kids are not used, abused and/or exploited. This show could be a smash hit for all I care but I personally have no desire to even check it out. If I don't watch it I will not be counted as a viewer, and if others don't tune in either then the demise of this show will be quick.

Bottom line: I want Kate - and Jon - OFF MY TV and Internet because I'm sick and tired of All Things Gosselin.

SAVE THE 8 - DO NOT WATCH KATE PLUS 8!!!

jibberjabbers said...

Kate has no real talent. She won't make it far in "Hollywood". She's riding on the feel sorry for me bus for quite some time.

Jon and Kate seem to be getting along. There is no more drama. Won't be long til her 15mins are up.

Just like Jon 15's are up right after TLC used the "contract to shut him up"..

Interesting how Kate can whore herself on ABC, NBC, MSNBC etc etc... But when Jon does it, it's illegal.

kimmie said...

but what about people who are only in any business? because their grandpa was a past leader/president/founder. they got their foot in the door and then they rose in the business because of their own ability?

yes, kate wouldn't have been noticed/known were it not for the 2 sets of multiples. but let's face it. she became an icon because of her abrasive behavior to her husband and her i-don't-care-what-you-think-about-me personality.

so ok, she's here, she's on tv. you can't change the past no matter how you hate her or how she got where she is.

you don't want to support her or you don't respect her? fine, don't watch. do you like every participant/actor in every show you watch? i certainly don't.

in fact you actually do have to make the choice to watch her or turn the channel. when the network signs kate gosselin on a show/shows...that is your only choice.

because the truth is, boycotting, emailing, writing...only feeds the controversy and that is why kate is in the media at all.

i don't hate kate, i don't love kate, i don't know kate. i do think there are lots of good things about her. i think she is funny. i think she is pretty (nope don't care if she has had breast implants or not), i think she has a great smile, sometimes she is witty, and like it or no, she has the strength to not answer back to all the lies and innuendos she has received.

i also think she is snotty at times, she is obsessive-compulsive, she complains, she is very harsh at times.

in other words she is human.

Administrator said...

Comparing Kate riding the coattails of her children to a son inheriting a business from his father is a completely ridiculous analogy that makes no sense whatsoever.

For the son, his father worked long and hard to build the business up, then passed it on to the son as a gift.

In Kate's case, she made her CHILDREN work long and hard, when they were as young as 16 months old, and is STILL making them work long and hard, while she reaps all the current benefits. She is building an empire on her children's labor and they give her the daily gift of all the tanning, nails, hair she wants. The father built an empire on hard work.

Do I like every actor on a show I watch? No. But Kate is not an actor. The children are not actors! They are real people with no escape from their mother forcing them to continue to troop in front of the cameras in front of millions and sing not just for their supper but for their mother's as well. Does that sound really screwed up to you? Because if it doesn't, that is frightening.

Livvy said...

I have been watching DWTS for 10 years. Long before we ever heard of KG. I love the show and will be watching tomorrow. The only thing KG adds to the show is comedy. I cannot stop laughing when she "dances". I don't look at it as supporting Kate but supporting these wonderful young dancers. Don't deny yourselves watching these beautiful dancers because of Kart. JMO.

pa mom too said...

I think it's disgraceful for Kate to whine about being depressed when there are people suffering from actual depression. She should be ashamed of herself, but she has no shame. She was just upset because she had to go back home to where her kids were. She wanted to keep hob-knobbing with celebs in CA. Supermom my @$$ !
Also...I will never support her just so she doesn't have to exploit her children ! That's just a ridiculous thing for anyone to even suggest.

And I'm not positive, but I think I heard Kate say in a little clip tonight on DWTS (for tomorrow's show) something about people not liking her. So what's it going to be tomorrow ?...another sob-fest pity party with her boo hooing about everything ? There is no end to her pathetic BS.

Livvy said...

Why did kate have to be away from home for at least 10 days to practice one dance???

TheresaB said...

ICON? Kimmie, are you playing with us?

itsaboutthekids said...

PA mom, I also thought I heard Kate say something like 90% of the people out there don't like me, when talking to Tony in rehearsal, but I was distracted so I'm not sure. Did anyone else hear that?

MickeyMcKean said...

Theresa B,

There are good and bad ICONs.

Jon and Kate are bad ICONs but ICONs nevertheless.

JMO.

Administrator said...

I suppose all those 90 percent are wrong and Kate is right, in her mind.

Seriously does Kate ever look at herself and think MAYBE just MAYBEEEE....there's something wrong with me, not everyone else?

She estranges her whole family. But it's their fault.
She estranges a whole host of friends. It's their fault too.
She divorces her husband. But it's his fault.
90% of people don't like her. But it's all our fault.

kimmie said...

Comparing Kate riding the coattails of her children to a son inheriting a business from his father is a completely ridiculous analogy that makes no sense whatsoever.

For the son, his father worked long and hard to build the business up, then passed it on to the son as a gift.

ok how about the poor kid who had nothing and was gifted by a person who got them int he door? my point is that no matter how she got where she is...she is there.


Do I like every actor on a show I watch? No. But Kate is not an actor. The children are not actors!

and dwts doesn't require a person be an actor or involve the kids.yet if you want to watch them and they have kate gosselin on what are your choices? right...watch or turn the channel.

TheresaB said...

ICON? Kimmie, are you playing with us?

ok bad choice of words. lol. not a religious icon but an icon of the media/industry. i mean seriously. she is definitely a well-known figure.

Administrator said...

Kimmie, I don't get your point. Kate is where she is so it's irrelevant how she got here? It is what it is??? That is useless here.

It's completely relevant. She got here by exploiting her children. None of your other examples involve exploiting children by any stretch of the imagination, and therefore, make no sense.

Some of life is luck. Most is just hard work. For your examples, people got lucky, but thankfully, not off the backs of 16 month old babies.

kimmie said...

i think she said she thought that 90% of the people who watch her (on dwts) don't like her.

GoPoshGo said...

You know what's really sad? It’s really sad that history is repeating itself. Once again, Kate and Jon are showing that they are not engaged in any long-term planning for the welfare of the eight kids that they manipulated modern science into bringing into this world. Kate is blindly and relentlessly forging a career in showbiz, despite the fact that she has no discernible talent to offer. And Jon has seemingly transferred his balls from Kate’s purse to TLC’s back pocket. These two grifters are so selfish and short-sighted as to believe that their extended 15-minutes-of-fame will REALLY last long enough to support their eight kids to adulthood. It’s JUST like when the tups were born: no secure financial plan; no job security; no long-term plan for the kids’ well-being; and, using the kids to bring in the $$$. Kate seems to have been granted a stay of execution by the governor of TV-land, and may get a season or so more of air-time, but let’s fact it … eventually her exhausted uterus will finally be uninteresting to even the most devoted of the Sheeple. Then what?

Yes, they’ve been recently forced to save 15% of earnings for the kids – but this order is WAY overdue, and quite frankly too late. The gravy train has derailed, and the time when the kids should have LEGALLY pocketed a boat-load of cash has passed [under CA laws, the kids would have EACH had at least 15% of their earnings socked away. It’s up to the parents to put away more under the Coogan law]. So now they’ll earn a piddling from Kate’s newest child-exploitation shows – but those kids will never see the real money they have actually earned (had TLC been honest about their “documentary” and PA been proactive where child labor laws for reality shows were concerned). The Gosselin kids should be able to retire before reaching High School – were it not for the unscrupulous greed of their parents and TLC.

As for “supporting Kate” in her career choices … I’ll support her once she chooses a career she’s actually qualified to perform, and not one that just feeds her endless need for the spotlight and her unbelievable (and, let’s face it, laughable) egocentricity. Oh, and a career that does not ride on the backs of her eight kids, much less has ANYTHING to do with her being “a mom.” Jesus Christ, I’m a mom of multiples – where’s my reality show???? Enough already. Stand on your own two clommpety, ungraceful feet, on your own merits, Kate. Maybe then someone will take you seriously. It won’t be us, but it might be someone….

pa mom too said...

TheresaB said...
ICON? Kimmie, are you playing with us?

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I think kimmie is kidding us. She's the comedy here, just like Kate is the comedy on DWTS. kimmie was being especially funny when she said Kate has the strength to not answer back to all the lies and innuendos she has received.

What I would like to see is Kate having to answer for all the lies she has told. Put her on tv for one hour, and call her out on everything. She can't run and hide, and she cannot have an earpiece either. Yep, I would watch that !

jibberjabbers said...

LOL, Kate is not an Icon. She is a joke. Her 15min will be up. She didn't get famous because of her I dont care attitude and the way she treated her husband.. Kate didn't get any attention til the Divorce and the drama afterward.

pa mom too said...

Administrator said...
I suppose all those 90 percent are wrong and Kate is right, in her mind.

Seriously does Kate ever look at herself and think MAYBE just MAYBEEEE....there's something wrong with me, not everyone else?

She estranges her whole family. But it's their fault.
She estranges a whole host of friends. It's their fault too.
She divorces her husband. But it's his fault.
90% of people don't like her. But it's all our fault.

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Sounds like sheeple baaabble. LOL !
I don't think Kate ever sees anything as her fault. She is in need of some serious therapy, but sadly... I don't even think it would help her.

alana said...

TheresaB,

"Kimmie" has been "...playing with us" on this and other J&KPlus8 websites for a while now.
I, for one, think it's getting really old.

The Names the Game said...

kimmie said...but what about people who are only in any business? because their grandpa was a past leader/president/founder. they got their foot in the door and then they rose in the business because of their own ability?
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Kimmie said - ok how about the poor kid who had nothing and was gifted by a person who got them int he door? my point is that no matter how she got where she is...she is there.


That’s you point? All this arguing and your point is no matter how she got where she is…she is there? Do you argue just to argue? I mean, if that’s the point you’ve been trying to make for the past few days, that’s pretty weak.

pa mom too said...

GoPoshGo, wow...just think of the money the kids would have had IF 15% (even 10%) would have been saved for each of them from the very beginning !
This is so sad... and I blame Kate for this because she was the one in charge of the money. Even if Jon would have said something, it would have been Kate's way, just like with everything else.
Kate's "it's all for the kids" line is nothing but one more lie in her long string of lies. Nothing was for the kids, then or now...it's all for her. I seriously don't know how she can keep saying it with a straight face. She does not want to be tied down to them, even if she has nannies doing the majority of the caretaking. She wants to be Kate the Star, and Kate the Star does not live in PA with 8 kids. That's why she's so hateful looking all the time when she's home. She does not want to be there. Those poor kids...

Carolina Gal said...

Administrator said...
I don't have to support a child exploiter in anything she does.
Also, ever think she is on DWTS BECAUSE of her kids? Ever think a gig like DWTS just PROVES she used to her kids to be a celebrity? If she's not actively exploiting them she's riding their coattails to bigger and better celebrity exploits.
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For awhile now I have felt that Kate believes she is between a rock and a hard place. She knows she doesn't want to be 'known' anymore for being a mom of multiples (even if it is a lousy mom) and what she really wants is to be out in CA, hobnobbing w/the celebs. It fulfills some terrible lack of something in her, not sure what. But, I'd guess she lays awake nites, trying to figure a graceful way out of portraying a mom and is praying and hoping the chance will come along that she'll have an opportunity to do something IN CA, independent of the kids. In that case, I'm pretty sure Jon can have them all he wants or she'll be shipping them off to boarding school. Probably Jon would get to have primary custody, boarding school isn't cheap ya know!

Carolina Gal said...

BTW, yes that is exactly what Kate said to Tony in what appeared to be a rehearsal. Apparently she just yaps to keep from practicing a dance in addition to the 'woe is me' excuse. She said "probably 90% of the people out there/watching, don't like her". I think she was wrong though, that can't be accurate. I personally think it's more like about 98.6%. Looks like it'll be more whining for Kate tomorrow nite. She wasn't on tonite except for that clip. I've watched DWTS all 10 seasons, I have no intentions of NOT watching because Kate is on. SHE should get off MY show!

susan said...

TheresaB said...
Tony, tweets?
Happy? Kate? Tweets?
Tony?

Nope. Anybody else?
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*crickets*

Actually, he tweeted earlier this evening that we should all watch Jimmy Kimmel Live tonight because he will be dancing with "someone special". I don't know whether to watch or not.

Barbara said...

No Kimmie, I think you are wrong. She clearly said "90% of my audience doesn't like me"-- and she would be right about that. As we have all said for months, the tiny amount of fans that scream the loudest, trolling the boards to get their Kate love out there, are in the the most minute minority. Now you are probably right that because even non fans watch her for entirely different reasons is allowing her numbers to stay high would be true. But no matter how all you fans try to sway the numbers, even the Holy Kate recognizes that 90% of people are not her fan and don't even like her. Although I have been reading some of those very fans who are making the sad excuse that that is not what she really meant. So even Saint Kate can't tell them the way it is without them saying she is lying. That is some strange kind of support from such a small amount of people. Go Nicole and Derek.

Meagler said...

Is the court date that was scheduled for tomorrow canceled?

Administrator said...

I wonder if Kate has a theory why 90% of people don't like her. I am really curious.

Or does she just walk around saying, I don't get it??

AuntieAnn said...

kimmie said... oh yes ma'am i do think she earned it. not by dancing skills or even practice times. but by actually being on the show and dancing. because i think that is what she was contracted to do. nothing more and nothing less.

in fact i would go so far as to say that i think abc liked that kate wasn't a good dancer and bombed. i think they paid for the controversy which increased ratings. they got what they paid for.


kimmie - it's a given that ABC was stunt casting when they invited Kated to be on DWTS. What do you think TLC has been doing all this time. She hasn't earned a thin dime for any gig she's appeared on. She is nothing without her eight little money makers and as it's been pointed out, that's the only reason she IS on television. No one is holding a gun to my head forcing me to watch her, but I do watch her because one of these days she's going to get called out by someone who doesn't take child exploitation too lightly and I want to see it when it happens. Do you think she'll dare show her face on The View again if Whoopi is sitting at the table with her? The woman is blood-sucking narcissist who uses her kids backs to step onto the stage and then rids herself of them every chance she gets. She hasn't 'earned' anything but a swift kick in the ass from the boatload of people she's hurt just so she can rub elbows with real celebrities.

AuntieAnn said...

Admin,
I don't think she has any solid theories about anything. She contradicts herself every time she opens her yap. She'll say 90% one day and 50% the next.

She's right about one thing though...she DOESN'T get it. None of it.

SchmeckyGirl said...

Sorry about that blog I asked about... It was posted elsewhere and it was the first time I saw it. It seemed all wrong to me.

I'm pretty sure Kate said "90% of my viewing audience hates me". I wasn't sure if she meant in general or just on DWTS.

susan said...

Speaking of non-fans, I don't think Tony's kids are going to have that Gosselin play date anytime soon. His "someone special" on Jimmy Kimmel was Guillermo dressed up to obviously mock Kate's paso. Tony danced around him while he "stood like a stripper pole" (Jimmy's description of Kate's dancing)...Tony even tried to heave him up for a lift but couldn't lift him. I couldn't breathe I was laughing so hard.

I'll be curious to know how Kate reacts to that when they dance together tomorrow...somebody let me know, ok? I won't be watching.

SchmeckyGirl said...

Kimmie said...
she has the strength to not answer back to all the lies and innuendos she has received.
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1) it's not her. Her people tell her what she should say.

2) who has really asked her about anything like that? And of they did they never asked the follow up questions after she gave her half answers and half denials. No one has asked her half the things I want to know.

cherier1 said...

Meagler said...
Is the court date that was scheduled for tomorrow canceled?


Meagler, I was just going to ask the same question. Anyone know?

Livvy said...

May 24, 2010 8:31 PM
susan said...
TheresaB said...
Tony, tweets?
Happy? Kate? Tweets?
Tony?

Nope. Anybody else?
----------------------------
*crickets*

Actually, he tweeted earlier this evening that we should all watch Jimmy Kimmel Live tonight because he will be dancing with "someone special". I don't know whether to watch or not.

You have to watch Tony on JKL last night. Priceless.

http://abc.go.com/shows/jimmy-kimmel-live

Click "other videos" and look for lazy dancers.

JudyK said...

Administrator said...
I suppose all those 90 percent are wrong and Kate is right, in her mind.

Seriously does Kate ever look at herself and think MAYBE just MAYBEEEE....there's something wrong with me, not everyone else?

She estranges her whole family. But it's their fault.
She estranges a whole host of friends. It's their fault too.
She divorces her husband. But it's his fault.
90% of people don't like her. But it's all our fault.
**********************************************
SPOT ON ADMINISTRATOR!

SchmeckyGirl said...

kimmie,

I'm sorry but funny, in my opinion, is not enough to offset being rude, selfish, egotistical, self-absorbed, and mean. I don't think "pretty" can be considered a redeeming quality.

Administrator said...

I asked her how the child labor laws would affect filming. She stared at me blankly, refused to answer, then her bodyguard dragged me away.

She neither has strength nor courage to face the music.

itsaboutthekids said...

Admin,

You forgot:

She can't dance. But it's Tony's fault.

Administrator said...

Yes how silly of me! I also forgot that she got voted off the show and that was the kids' fault. How dare they come visit their mother they never see. Bad kids!

Linda in NS said...

Sadly it seems those kids drive away anybody/everybody in Kart's life. Bad, bad kids.

itsaboutthekids said...

I watched Jimmy Kimmel last night and it was just too funny but the whole time I wondered,

1. What Kate thought about the skit.
2. What Tony thought about the skit.

They do have to dance together tonight, don't they? I'll be at our grandson's middle school graduation this evening so I hope someone reports back on the show tonight.

itsaboutthekids said...

I posted this at the Small Town site but it's in moderation so I'll post it here too:

There's been so much speculation about the LimeLife article that I decided to send this email early this morning in an effort to find out the truth. If/when I get a response from the author, Kristine Gasbarre, I'll post it here as well. We might be more apt to get an answer if others would also email her asking for her source.

krissy@kristinegasbarre.com

Dear Ms. Gasbarre,
In an on-line article you wrote for LimeLife about a month ago you made the comments below. I am curious to know what details Kevin Kreider fabricated and where I might read about this further. I am doing some research and I would very much appreciate your help in locating the source. Thanks so much!

Gosselin Kids Allowed To Appear On Kate's New Show

In Celebs by Kristine Gasbarre , on Monday, April 26, 2010, 10:14 AM (PDT)

"Two weeks ago Kate Gosselin's brother, Kevin Kreider, testified before a court committee to inform Pennsylvania legislators that he felt his sister had used poor judgment in exposing her children to the public via Jon & Kate Plus 8. Kreider reported instances of breached laws and invasions of the children's privacy, until it was later found out that he had fabricated some details of his account."

JudyK said...

itsaboutthekids said...
I watched Jimmy Kimmel last night and it was just too funny but the whole time I wondered,

1. What Kate thought about the skit.
2. What Tony thought about the skit.

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Do you have a link for this???

SchmeckyGirl said...

Here's the link for Tony dancing on JKL:

http://abc.go.com/watch/clip/jimmy-kimmel-live/SH005455790000/240443/262148

itsaboutthekids said...

JudyK, Livvy posted this upthread:

You have to watch Tony on JKL last night. Priceless.

http://abc.go.com/shows/jimmy-kimmel-live

Click "other videos" and look for lazy dancers.

JudyK said...

Thanks SchmeckyGirl ~ That was HILARIOUS!!! (And I enjoy reading your posts!)

itsaboutthekids said...

Kate Gosselin Salary Story Missteps Badly
6:28 pm, May 24th, 2010

“Kate Gosselin didn’t manage to dance her way past week five on ‘Dancing With the Stars,’ but she did manage to dance all the way to the bank, earning over half a million dollars for her stint on the hit show,” begins a piece on PopEater.

An alleged “insider” claims, “Kate earned over $100,000 per week on ‘Dancing,’” and since she was on ‘DWTS’ for five weeks, she reportedly took home $500,000.

PopEater goes on to quote a so-called source as saying, “Kate was without doubt the main attraction to the show this year. She is ratings gold and can demand much more money than soap hunk Aiden Turner. Who? Precisely.”

With the exception of the fact that Kate Gosselin was on “Dancing with the Stars” for five weeks, nearly everything else in the PopEater piece is wrong.

First starters, no single participant is paid more than any other – something Gossip Cop already debunked.

Each contestant is paid a flat fee at the beginning of the season, but for every week he or she remains on the show, that person receives a bonus. The bonus is exactly the same for each participant, whether they have eight kids or not.

“No one gets paid more or less,” says a source involved in the production, who called the PopEater story both “completely erroneous” and “not true.”

The same production source added that the weekly dollar figure suggested by PopEater is “not in the ballpark.”

It’s lower.

When contacted by Gossip Cop, a rep for the show only offered, “We never disclose salary” information.

Stuck w crap computer said...

Can someone please describe the Jimmy Kimmel Clip??

IATK, good job. One person says Kevin lies and it becomes TRUTH?

Sick of that crap.

franky said...

LOL..Tony did the paparazzi dance with that guy Guiordo or whatever his name is and he played shopping Kart(red dress, mustache and all)..didn't move except to throw out his arms , stop a bit and almost break Tony's back during the dip..SROFLMAO

Judy said...

Thanks SchmeckyGirl for the link...that was hilarious. I thanked you earlier, but it didn't get posted.

MickeyMcKean said...

I was NOT going to watch DWTS because Kate was a contestant BUT after reading Z's account of the shopping cart trainwreck, I turned it on to see it for myself. After Kate was voted off I watched the show because I actually enjoyed watching the other dancers.

Fact is I looked forward to last night's show but I am surprised that I am feeling disappointed this morning. I liked Erin's first dance but I was turned off with her freestyle dance because of the bed. No, I don't consider myself a prude but I don't know why a bed was on the dancefloor but I know she had to do something different/take a chance.

Evan's footloose dance was OK but I agreed with Len on the freestyle.

As for Nicole, I loved her samba and was sad to hear that Derek did a lift moments before the music ended so they did not get 10s. As for the freestyle dance, I was amazed at all the dance moves that they put in and it was just unfortunate that the last move had a glitch.

All my votes went to Nicole.

It appears that there are two more dances tonight, and that the scores are given only by the judges. I still think any of the 3 can win it at this point so yes I will tune in and it has NOTHING TO DO WITH THE FACT THAT KATE WILL BE ON THERE TOO.

KATE: You, and the other contestants who were voted off during this season, will be on DWTS tonight and that's OK. Please note that I'm thinking along the lines that this will be one of the last times I will see you on my TV since I'm sure your 15 minutes are just about up since your solo gravy train is running out of tracks ~

JMO.

SchmeckyGirl said...

Judy,
You are very welcome!

crap computer user said...

THANKS!
Greatly apppreciated!

AuntieAnn said...

...until it was later found out that he had fabricated some details of his account."

If Ms. Gasbarre wants to call herself a journalist (and she does) she should quote her sources.
Kate was the one who said Kevin was lying when she went on the Joy Behar show the day after the probe.

The trouble Kate is going to run into is that she can't refute ALL of instances the committee was told about because a lot of it is recorded on video. We, the audience, watched those things with our own eyes, so Kate just can't say it didn't happen and hope it goes away.

AuntieAnn said...

franky said...

LOL..Tony did the paparazzi dance with that guy Guiordo or whatever his name is and he played shopping Kart(red dress, mustache and all)..didn't move except to throw out his arms , stop a bit and almost break Tony's back during the dip..SROFLMAO


The thing is you could hardly tell the difference between Guiordo's dancing and Kates. Tony was great on that clip. Poor wittle Kate is the laughing stock of DWTS. And yes I know adoring Katefans, she's laughing all the way to the bank. If it's worth the humiliation to her, that's her choice.

Carolina Gal said...

As for Nicole, I loved her samba and was sad to hear that Derek did a lift moments before the music ended so they did not get 10s. As for the freestyle dance, I was amazed at all the dance moves that they put in and it was just unfortunate that the last move had a glitch.
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I think it would be impossible to dispute that Nicole and Derek are fantastic dancers. But, seriously, she dances for a living! Evan, while not a dancer, is certainly familiar w/being adept on his feet. Erin is really the only one that doesn't have much dance experience, though I thought the free style they did was weird. I couldn't vote for Nicole, unfair advantage. Joel McHale (The Soup) I think it was, did a jab at DWTS, noting it's name will soon be changed to Dancing with the Dancers.

GKWay said...

I found this on metrowny.com...boy, do they have Khate's number!

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Tuesday, May 25. 2010
What Kate Gosselin got paid to be on Dancing With The Stars is crazy
By: Janice Woodward

So it is being reported that Kate Gosselin got paid $100,000 dollars an episode to appear on Dancing With The Stars. A source said "She’s a single mom who has to pay the bills and feed those eight little mouths all by herself....Kate will do anything to make sure her children have a bright future. Even making a fool out of herself on national TV.”

Well Gosselin definitely accomplished making a fool out of herself that is for sure. Her inability to dance was one thing but her poor attitude was what really soured most people on this so called celebrity. Her brief appearance on Dancing With The Stars was nothing but a publicity stunt which ended up alienating a lot of the show's true fans.

Nobody is really sure if Kate Gosselin was paid more than any of the other contestants because all contestants are sworn to secrecy when it comes to how much they are paid to appear on the show. If you ask me I don't see why any of them should be paid at all and if they are, a $100,000 thousand seems a little excessive to me. Most of these contestants are already fairly successful in their other careers and just appearing on the show should be enough. Being on Dancing With The Stars, one of the highest rated shows on TV, is great publicity, so why they need to pay these contestants so much money is beyond me.

I have to say I love the quote about how Kate has eight little mouths to feed and she will do anything to make sure that her kids have a bright future. Everything except get a real job. I firmly believe, just like the Octo-mom, that Kate used fertility drugs in a scheme to have as many kids as possible in order to get some sort of fame out of it. So, having said that, if she hadn't done that she wouldn't have eight mouths to feed in the first place.

On a related note, Kate Gosselin is returning to Dancing With The Stars tonight in what should be a spectacular train wreck. I find it shameful that DWTS would bring her back just to get a ratings boost. Apparently they don't realize what a negative effect she had on the show's true fans the first time she was on.

http://metrowny.com/blogs/archives/676-What-Kate-Gosselin-got-paid-to-be-on-Dancing-With-The-Stars-is-crazy-75b0xw00d.html

NancyB said...

Will Kate Gosselin's Final Dance Be a "Hot Mess"?

Today 10:56 AM PDT by Marc Malkin
DWTS, Kate Gosselin ABC/ADAM LARKEY

So what should we expect when Kate Gosselin makes her flying return to the dance floor on tonight's Dancing With the Stars?

Pro dancer Lacey Schwimmer says it's "awesome."

But was she being serious?

"You know the song by Cobra Starship called ‘Hot Mess'?" Schwimmer said at last night's TheBigBluff.com launch event in L.A. "I would dedicate that song to that dance."

Speaking of hot, Pamela Anderson's final performance won't be as sexy as producers had hoped. "They wanted her to go more sexy but she said no," Schwimmer said. "She wanted to be a little bit more classy. She's sexy no matter what she does."

When we asked Anderson if we should expect to see her sexiest dance yet, she smiled, "It's my favorite dance yet."

Anderson also told us she's actually kept in touch with Katy G.

"I'm looking forward to seeing her," the former Baywatch babe said. "She's texted me a few times, like ‘How are you doing?' and ‘Are you out of your mind yet?' because I was always walking around going, ‘I'm out of my mind.' "

—Reporting by Brett Malec

Read more: http://www.eonline.com/uberblog/marc_malkin/b182770_will_kate_gosselins_final_dance_be_hot.html#ixzz0ozblllTR

Carol said...

Ha! Ok in the opening bit, all the former contestants came out and were supposed to do a bit of a dance with their former pro partners and Kate, of course, just walked out with Tony while he did dance steps. Then they both had red fans and she waved it around while walking backward with this big frozen smile on her face. And her hair looks weird AGAIN.

Anyway, I really like this show (WITHOUT KATE) and so it's both depressing and incredibly humorous to see Miss Walks-A-Lot back on. Even the most INEPT person can pretend to do a few little dance steps, I mean come on. Even Buzz Aldrin did that much when he came out tonight!

Then they showed clips of the rehearsals and Kate goes around in some turn and Tony leans over to say good job and she backhanded him on the face and then cackled. It was the most horrible sound I've heard her make and I've unfortunately heard her make some awful sounds.

Why is the bachelor's fiancee on here? She wasn't a former contestant. How odd.

Carol said...

Oh! Top five arguments of the season!

Jake, Aiden, Nicole, Erin, then.....KATE! Number one Kate at arguments! Of course. She earned that.

I have to say this after seeing this rehearsal footage with her again: what a HUGE BITCH that woman is. She's a bitch, then blames the other person and makes it seem as if it is their fault. Hag.

franky said...

UGHHHH..gouging my eyes out with a spoon..they catered to the "me me oh poor me, why dance when everyone hates me"..ughhh...

I still she her mouthing "I will survive" while not unforttunately flying away on a broom..ugh..hydraulics fail please?????
..but all I can hear in my head is herself cackling and saying.."I'm Baaaaaaaaaaaaack!"

Off to shower fr a good long time, will never watch the show again, and only watched because Pam was on..ughhh..I feel dirty=(

Carol said...

Augh, she's wearing that horrible paparazzi dress again. She got to pimp out her two shows (no thanks, Kate, this is the last time I'll see you on TV).

She looks really bloated in the rehearsal footage, both face and body. When she says 90% of people out there don't like her, that she's controversial, Tony said "really, you're controversial?" She said yeah, you KNOW that. She says she doesn't know why she's controversial. (Oh it must be because everyone's so JELLUS of you, Kate, ROFL!)

"It doesn't matter if I do a Nicole and Evan performance, I'd still get picked apart, so I might as well have fun with it."

(Well, that ain't happening anyway.)

"I'd really like America to know the real me..."

(Hasn't she said that multiple times before? How many hers are in there?)

GOD, she's doing that same SONG! What was all that rehearsal about if she's just doing that same crappy "dance"?

Oh wait, because she's now doing a "dance" to "I Will Survive." Tony tore off that ugly skirt and she has sequined....shorts on?

WOW she's gained weight. I normally hate making weight an issue with women but it's kind of startling how thick she is. I really wonder if she isn't drinking.

Ah, she went up on some sort of lift machine, so they had to do a gimmick to get her up in the air. ROFL!

Tom Bergeron just said "ah, I'm going to run that footage back later tonight." And he couldn't stop grinning and Brook Burke, normally she of no personality, kept giggling. They thought it was funny that she was up on that thing.

Then he made jokes about Kate being stuck up there for the rest of the night and the camera cut to her just standing up there looking stupid.

You could definitely tell there was no love lost between Kate and ANYONE on the show, even Tony. They couldn't even really pretend to be happy she was there.

NancyB said...

Itsboutthe kids - Thanks for rposting your respnse to the all made up, out of gas blog post by Gasbarre. I will write her tomr. :)

PatK said...

She had to be out in LA for a week for THAT?

Pitiful.

NancyB said...

Mickey - I agree about Erin - I thought the bed dance was stupid and a poor choice.

NancyB said...

Carol - could not help but read your re-cap! Oh my gosh LOL!!! I've decided to watch with my husband - he was mad last night when I made him watch on the computer ... Thanks for convincing me :)

StoryLady said...

That actually sounds pretty funny.

escrow said...

OMG! I think that I will survive crap was a threat to us nay sayers!

prairiemary said...

Oh how I tried to think kindly,but as soon as she ripped that skirt off,without even thinking,the thought that came to my mind was "Little Lota"! Those thick thighs,those thick cankles! Just like the comic girl-Little Lota! She looked like she gained a lota weight!And she acted like she was high, and not just on life.Why,oh why,can she never have that pasted smile on when she is with her 8 kids? It was pitifullestly funny!

Carolina Gal said...

LOL, wasn't she hooting and hollering and screaming when the Going Green guy (can't think of his name) took her up on a lift, she kept telling him when she says stop, he has to...blah, blah...she hates heights ya know! Then of course, she wouldn't walk up the lighthouse steps, or up the mtn. w/Jon, Mady and Cara cos it was 'too' high up...what a fake!

escrow said...

OMG Linda, I forgot about all that fear of heights BS and BS it was. She is just too lazy to be a good egg unless it's totally for her benefit. I haven't seen the "big lift" yet. I'm an hour behind you guys. LOL

PA Mom Also said...

"When she says 90% of people out there don't like her, that she's controversial,"

She actually said, "controver-see-al" instead of controver-shal." He kind of corrected her in a subtle way!

escrow said...

So Nicole has the trophy. Everyone is down on the floor and there she is right in Nicoles face to give her a kiss and Nicole turns her face away. LMAF!!!

mommyinca said...

I'm not watching but from what you have all said, I'm picturing the scene from the end of The Little Mermaid where Ursula comes out of the ocean and rises up and is cackling and HUGE. Does this sum it up?

prairiemary said...

mommyinca-yes,perfectly!!

itsaboutthekids said...

Thanks for all the recaps everyone. I walked in the door just as Kate was doing her finale dance. I guess I'm speechless. And the lift sequence at the end went on for so long that I still have no idea what the point was. You know, I am so embarrassed for her children. It's one thing to be willing to swallow your pride when you're in dire need, but IMO there's just no reason to make yourself the butt of all jokes just so people will keep talking about you, which it seems in Kate's eyes translates into "I am a celebrity". I just don't think the kids will understand why everyone is laughing at their mom and hopefully they don't know that either. But when every comedian (and her dance partner) is using her as fodder for their best material it just seems painful and pitiful. I have to think everyone involved is glad this season is o-v-e-r.

itsaboutthekids said...

Hi NancyB,
If you get a response from the LimeLife article let us know. So far I've heard nothing. I really am curious what "fabrications" she's talking about, if it's just her opinion or if it's something for which she has a source. To say something so matter-of-factly without even an "unnamed source" reference borders on shoddy IMO.

just.me said...

Even after watching the entire disaster, I STILL don't understand what Kate thought she was doing.

As Carrie Ann has said, it WAS difficult to watch.

Gail said...

longtime lurker.
love the recaps. i won't watch anything with Kate.

I sent an email to that "fabrication" blogger and I mentioned that if I was Mr. Kreider she'd be hearing from my lawyer.

Administrator said...

I've been off the boards so as not to spoil the ending for myself...not that it was that big of a surprise. I was laughing so hard during Paparazzi 2.0 my stomach hurt. W...T...F.....Kate hauled up on a crane at the end??? I cannot WAIT to recap this!!!!

Administrator said...

Oh and they showed a clip from Kate Plus 8 with the kids. What percentage of Kate's half a million dollar payment are the kids being paid for appearing on DWTS?

AuntieAnn said...

You could see the relief on Tony's face that it was over at last. He sort of shrugged as if to say he tried but some things just aren't possible.
I thought Kate said her dance had to do with flying. She probably whined until Pam volunteered to do it for her, but what else is new. She has a habit of falling short on her promises. If she hadn't shown up for the finale, no one would have missed her.

Linda in NS said...

OMG I watched this last night and I'm still laughing at the crane lift. Kate is HUGE. I swear she has gained about 20 pounds recently; guess that's the only way poor Tony could get her to do a lift! I have to admit I feel kind of "sorryish" for Kate; she doesn't have the sense to realize she is truly humiliating herself. She'll do anything for money. Those poor kids; what they have to endure at school we'll never know. All I can hope is their classmates truly feel sorry for them and cut them some slack. Poor Tony. He couldn't get Kart to understand this was "Dancing" with the Stars not "Walking" with the Stars; that final "dance" WTF was that all about? I guess even Tony gave up.

Linda in NS said...

I forgot to add when Kart was stuck up in the air I nearly split my sides laughing!!! Do you suppose that was planned by the stage crew to make her look like an even bigger fool than she already looks (is that possible?) Pay back for the "divaish" attitude possibly?

mama mia said...

I hope the new shows bomb so she will fade away.

Pa Mom Also said...

"I sent an email to that "fabrication" blogger and I mentioned that if I was Mr. Kreider she'd be hearing from my lawyer."

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I wonder if he knows about it. Maybe you should send him a link to the article.

Pa Mom Also said...

Kate made the remark that nobody knows the "real" her. Um, sweetheart, I think we do. After all, you proclaimed your show to be the realest reality show out there, so based on that, we've seen the real you, and it's scary.

Not a Fan from Canada said...

Is it just me or does anybody else notice the resemblance between Kate and Donkey (from Shrek). When she was in the crane she looked exactly like Donkey does when he smiles!

JonandKatesuck (fka Katesucks) said...

Kate pimps the kids on this week's People. And again, the Master Photoshopper makes a/the Gosselin(s) look unrecognizable.
http://coverawards.com/2010/05/26/kate-gosselin-and-the-kids-a-year-after-the-split/

Carolina Gal said...

escrow said...
OMG! I think that I will survive crap was a threat to us nay sayers!
~~
If she really wanted to "thumb her nose" as us, she should have learned one dance! She couldn't even open her fan for the opening no. ONE task and she couldn't get it right! LMFAO!

Pa Mom Also said...

"Is it just me or does anybody else notice the resemblance between Kate and Donkey (from Shrek). When she was in the crane she looked exactly like Donkey does when he smiles!"

OMG! I just did a google search for "Shrek Donkey" and there is one particular photo on there where the donkey looks so much like the shot of Kate on the crane! Admin should put those two pics side by side on the first page of this blog!

Carolina Gal said...

escrow said...
OMG! I think that I will survive crap was a threat to us nay sayers!
~~
If she really wanted to "thumb her nose" as us, she should have learned one dance! She couldn't even open her fan for the opening no. ONE task and she couldn't get it right! LMFAO!

Pa Mom Also said...

"Is it just me or does anybody else notice the resemblance between Kate and Donkey (from Shrek). When she was in the crane she looked exactly like Donkey does when he smiles!"

OMG! I just did a google search for "Shrek Donkey" and there is one particular photo on there where the donkey looks so much like the shot of Kate on the crane! Admin should put those two pics side by side on the first page of this blog!

mama mia said...

I hope the new shows bomb so she will fade away.

SchmeckyGirl said...

Kimmie said...
she has the strength to not answer back to all the lies and innuendos she has received.
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1) it's not her. Her people tell her what she should say.

2) who has really asked her about anything like that? And of they did they never asked the follow up questions after she gave her half answers and half denials. No one has asked her half the things I want to know.

JonandKatesuck (fka Katesucks) said...

Kate pimps the kids on this week's People. And again, the Master Photoshopper makes a/the Gosselin(s) look unrecognizable.
http://coverawards.com/2010/05/26/kate-gosselin-and-the-kids-a-year-after-the-split/

pa mom too said...

GoPoshGo, wow...just think of the money the kids would have had IF 15% (even 10%) would have been saved for each of them from the very beginning !
This is so sad... and I blame Kate for this because she was the one in charge of the money. Even if Jon would have said something, it would have been Kate's way, just like with everything else.
Kate's "it's all for the kids" line is nothing but one more lie in her long string of lies. Nothing was for the kids, then or now...it's all for her. I seriously don't know how she can keep saying it with a straight face. She does not want to be tied down to them, even if she has nannies doing the majority of the caretaking. She wants to be Kate the Star, and Kate the Star does not live in PA with 8 kids. That's why she's so hateful looking all the time when she's home. She does not want to be there. Those poor kids...

pa mom too said...

Administrator said...
I suppose all those 90 percent are wrong and Kate is right, in her mind.

Seriously does Kate ever look at herself and think MAYBE just MAYBEEEE....there's something wrong with me, not everyone else?

She estranges her whole family. But it's their fault.
She estranges a whole host of friends. It's their fault too.
She divorces her husband. But it's his fault.
90% of people don't like her. But it's all our fault.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Sounds like sheeple baaabble. LOL !
I don't think Kate ever sees anything as her fault. She is in need of some serious therapy, but sadly... I don't even think it would help her.

Gail said...

longtime lurker.
love the recaps. i won't watch anything with Kate.

I sent an email to that "fabrication" blogger and I mentioned that if I was Mr. Kreider she'd be hearing from my lawyer.

Administrator said...

I suppose all those 90 percent are wrong and Kate is right, in her mind.

Seriously does Kate ever look at herself and think MAYBE just MAYBEEEE....there's something wrong with me, not everyone else?

She estranges her whole family. But it's their fault.
She estranges a whole host of friends. It's their fault too.
She divorces her husband. But it's his fault.
90% of people don't like her. But it's all our fault.

TheresaB said...

ICON? Kimmie, are you playing with us?

Livvy said...

I have been watching DWTS for 10 years. Long before we ever heard of KG. I love the show and will be watching tomorrow. The only thing KG adds to the show is comedy. I cannot stop laughing when she "dances". I don't look at it as supporting Kate but supporting these wonderful young dancers. Don't deny yourselves watching these beautiful dancers because of Kart. JMO.

kimmie said...

but what about people who are only in any business? because their grandpa was a past leader/president/founder. they got their foot in the door and then they rose in the business because of their own ability?

yes, kate wouldn't have been noticed/known were it not for the 2 sets of multiples. but let's face it. she became an icon because of her abrasive behavior to her husband and her i-don't-care-what-you-think-about-me personality.

so ok, she's here, she's on tv. you can't change the past no matter how you hate her or how she got where she is.

you don't want to support her or you don't respect her? fine, don't watch. do you like every participant/actor in every show you watch? i certainly don't.

in fact you actually do have to make the choice to watch her or turn the channel. when the network signs kate gosselin on a show/shows...that is your only choice.

because the truth is, boycotting, emailing, writing...only feeds the controversy and that is why kate is in the media at all.

i don't hate kate, i don't love kate, i don't know kate. i do think there are lots of good things about her. i think she is funny. i think she is pretty (nope don't care if she has had breast implants or not), i think she has a great smile, sometimes she is witty, and like it or no, she has the strength to not answer back to all the lies and innuendos she has received.

i also think she is snotty at times, she is obsessive-compulsive, she complains, she is very harsh at times.

in other words she is human.

Administrator said...

It's sad Kate so obviously thrives on the support of "fans" total strangers who don't really know her. It's sad her fans think we should be here to support her.

Kate is not a character she is a person just like you and me. Isn't the support of her husband and children, friends (and I don't mean people she is paying to be around her), and what's left of the family she hasn't estranged yet (???) enough to make her feel worthy?

It's unhealthy to rely on the support of strangers.

cherier1 said...

Time To Make Up Your Minds said...

"If you really want the children to quit participating then you need to support her in her efforts that do not include the children."
********************
Uh, no I don't. Don't like her. Don't respect her. Faulty logic. I don't have to make that choice at all.

Why would you ever think that?

SchmeckyGirl said...

kimmie,
I'm in my BlackBerry and not sure which thread it was but in answer to your comment about Kate being able to go from selling herself as a single mom to wanting a career change... What career? Her "career" was and still is being a super mom of multiples. Don't you see the irony?

everything she has done, her show, her books, her speaking engagements, even her star appearance on DWTS is all based in her being a super mom of multiples. She has nothing else to call a career. And if she's not home being the super mom but instead chasing after some celebrity career based on being the super mom, is she really a super mom?

If I'm not making any sense it's because nine of it makes sense. I'm confused. Lol.

Time To Make Up Your Minds said...

Really now...everyone needs to make up their minds.

1st you say Kate can do whatever she wants as long as she doesn't involve the children. That's great, but in the next sentence you say but I will never watch anything she is on kids or not.

It's time to face the music. Kate is determined to have a career in the media/entertainment industry, rather she has to use her kids or not.

If you really want the children to quit participating then you need to support her in her efforts that do not include the children.

She is not going to go back to nursing. She will never work what we call a normal job again.

I choose to pick the lesser of two evils and support Kate in her endeavors that do not include the children

Denise said...

Smecky, that "poor testimony" was strictly a blogger's opinion which BabyMomma latched on to.

Carolina Gal said...

Wow $500k! If that's true, I think Kate made a good choice to go for it. Yes, she looked like an idiot on national tv but she looked like a horrible wife and mother for the last five years so it's actually an improvement for her.
~~~
If there's 'free' money to be had, Kate's 'there', with her hands out! This just offends my sensibilities, for her to earn that much money for doing nothing!

The Names the Game said...

I haven't heard the kids will be filming A Twist of Kate. And that article is dated April 26.

CJ said...

Irene ~ Thank You for the link!

I would like to see the entire bill. Hope it goes farther than MyFoxPhilly states. Sounds like it's time for me to call my local state Rep to push for this bill getting passed. Only problem with introducing a bill in PA legislature in June is... they are now working on the new state budget, due by 6/30. Last year's budget wasn't passed for several months past the deadline. Harrisburg was at a standstill.

TheresaB said...

Tony, tweets?
Happy? Kate? Tweets?
Tony?

Nope. Anybody else?

pa mom too said...

Since I've been watching DWTS this season, I will definately be watching tonight because I want to see who ends up winning. Kate is the added comedy routine for the 2 evenings. ;)

NancyB said...

These are different pictures from a mall trip:

http://www.radaronline.com/exclusives/2010/05/jon-gosselins-new-girlfriend-plays-mom-eight


Jon Gosselin's New Girlfriend Plays Mom To EightJon Gosselin's New Girlfriend Plays Mom To Eight

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Posted on May 23, 2010 @ 09:54AM
Just call it Jon & Ellen Plus Eight. Ellen Ross fit right into the mommy role when she and boyfriend Jon Gosselin entertained his kids Saturday.
PHOTOS: Jon Gosselin & Girlfriend Take His Kids To The Pool
The happy family outing was at the pool at the apartment complex where Jon now lives, RadarOnline.com can report.

Ellen even picked up and carried one of the sleepy sextuplets as they left the pool at the end of the day.

All of this was going on while Kate Gosselin was in Los Angeles getting ready for her swansong appearance on Dancing with the Stars.

Sick of Kart and Jons Krap said...

Count me in as another person who won't be watching any show that she takes part in.

Troy Chula Vista said...

My wife seems to think they are going to hook Kate up with wires to help her dance. (a lot of "Flying references"?) Thats about the ONLY way she will move with any fluidity or looking less stiff. WHAT a joke if they do try something like that.

I say that they will just keep her to the side out of camera view. She is such an embarrasment to the show. Clearly she just wanted the paycheck without the work. Maybe this will be the "last nail" for her if she acts as she always does .. entitled..ha!

cherier1 said...

Irene S said...
Yep who can miss Khate doing the Hustle one more time. "

STILL laughing at the 'Hustle'. Good one Irene

I'll watch because I always watch DWTS - kinda one of my things. I do admit a perverse desire to watch Kate with the ridic flying tease.