Monday, May 10, 2010

Jon and Kate together on kids' Birthday

This brought tears to our eyes. The kids so desperately need this. There's nothing kids want more than Mommy AND Daddy on their birthday. Here's to putting differences aside and co-parenting. The marriage may be broken, but they will forever be tied together because of the kids. Might as well make it work.
Jon also took them to see his new apartment.

58 sediments (sic) from readers:

Kelly said...

I'm all for the parents working things out for the kids sake and I'm even more for all kids of divorced parents being put first.

I hate to be the naysayer on these photo shoots but we've all been taken through the ringer with the Gosselins and their photo ops, their lies and first and foremost, the parents putting the kids out there like bate for a shark.

I'm not for one moment buying these touching photos of Jon and Kate looking like they are getting ready to light a candle in front of the statue of the Virgin Mother. IT's all for show and the show.

These two are complete and total users, frauds, camera whores, media needy ner-do-wells who have no career, no marketable skills and no desire to support their family. They will stop at NOTHING for a camera shutter and nothing is private. Don't buy into this scam.

Sorry for being a naysayer but it is what it is and I'm SOOOOOO not a hater.

marnie said...

Kelly, my thoughts exactly. Great for the kids, of course. Bad that a camera just so happens to catch the 2 grifters leaning in for the money shot. They will always have one thing in common (besides the kids) the unified desire to reap as much publicity as possible in order to somehow make money from their pathetic personal situation. Sell to the highest bidder.

SchmeckyGirl said...

Kelly,
I'm wary of them too. I saw the video clip where she pulled up in the driveway and Jon was waving at her in a friendly way.
Their marriage was over per both of them in Fall 2008. They were filming the show together... Buying a new house... And dogs... All for the show. They knew how to pretend for appearances sake then and they know now. They did it for the show and for money. In wary of them is all.
I wish and hope I'm wrong.

DeKonstruction Zlogger said...

Kelly
That is right there is nothing about these pictures with the Paparazzi other than PR spin at play. And, using the children to perpetrate such a fraud disgusts me beyond words.

I don't know how much lower Jon, Khate, TLC and Figure 8 productions are willing to go but then again they never cease to amaze me.

Anonymous said...

It is funny how Kate wants to be around Jon all of a sudden. They should get along for the kids sake. If they love the kids do whats best for them. Im sure Jon will be on one of the shows.

itsaboutthekids said...

I guess I'm not reading into this picture what everyone else is. All I see is Jon and Kate as Jon is leaving the house the same day he picks up the kids at the bus stop. There could be many reasons why he dropped by the house. Divorced parents sometimes have to talk to each other and sometimes they don't like it but do it anyway. What am I missing? Was there an article with this photo?

SchmeckyGirl said...

Itsaboutthekids,
Hi!

Yeah maybe my comment wasn't clear. I actually meant that I don't want to read into the picture or try to figure out what it means about how they get along etc.

A picture can say a thousand words so I'm not about to try. I'm just wary about all their photos or "photo ops."

Kelly said...

How many of us, here, on this blog and other blogs, would want the media filming our most private family moments for all the world to see?

How many of us have families, been through the tender years with our kids, the trying years when they were teens and wanted cameras around. Those were just dealing with the kids. How many of us would have wanted our arguments and day to day conversations with our spouses put out there for the world to disect???

Last night, after quite an emotional weekend for me, both very up and very down but nonetheless, I went to bed at 9pm. As I was nearly half comatose, falling into a deep slumber, my phone rang, my daughter calling, needing Dad, needing help and needing me right away.

I was exhausted but I got out of bed, got dressed and drove the many miles to find her, see her and help her. Yeah, I was pissed, had all the same fleeting thoughts that most parents do when their kids can't figure it out for themselves and prayed all the while I was driving to her location that ONE DAY, she'll figure it out and I won't get these phone calls.

There weren't any camera's following me nor the need for them. It was probably just a typical day in many of our lives that we don't film, don't write books about and just do because, hell, we just do it.

She made the wrong decision last night but knew enough to call me, knowing I would be there, not knowing what my reaction would be. I reacted like a Dad and not a friend and felt justified in doing so.

After lecturing her last night about what is right and wrong and getting totally blown off, today, she saw me, gave me the biggest hug and told me she "LOVES" me and she was sorry. It brought tears to my eyes but it made me realize that I wasn't being her friend I was her DAD. There were no cameras, no photo op's no publicity and no one else she could call or trust to be there.

I hope the Gosselin kids, when they reach those teen years, those trying years, those oh soooooo horrible terrible teen years, can rely on one or both of their parents for the support, the lecture and expect a parent and not a friend and more than that, not a camera to film it.

PJ's momma said...

I want to give everyone the benefit of the doubt, for the sake of those children. Perhaps they have realized that snarking has helped them land on the most hated lists and are trying to do right by their kids. That is my hope anyway.

itsaboutthekids said...

Hi SG,
lol. Yes, I guess that's what I mean too. I'm afraid as long as there's a couple of shows coming up TLC is going to make sure the pap pics keep on rolling out of the camera and onto the tabloids. I heard the first Kate + Eight is Sunday, June 6th. Does anyone know if that's correct? Interesting, Sunday nights. I wonder if that will make much difference?

Lauren said...

Being from a divorced family, it was always difficult to behave like myself when both of my parents were around. I was miserable and uncomfortable around my dad and I was very comfortable and felt safe around my mom. I loved both of my parents (still do) and I didn't want to hurt their feelings.

I wonder if the Gosselin children have that problem as well?

Since both Jon and Kate were at the house today, I wonder if the kids felt guilty and conflicted about how to behave. Should they be miserable because Kate is there? Or should they be happy because Jon is there?

PJ's momma said...

Good grief, I was looking for a pair of clearance boots online and those shoes of Kate's (at the UPS store) are Cole Haan and are $228! I just don't get how she cries poor all the time and talks about doing it all for her kids and all her shoes are so very expensive? I want to think better of her, I really do, but nothing ever adds up! I have money and no kids and could buy whatever I want, but we give away more than we spend and I wouldn't spend more than $50 on a pair of shoes, and even that is a stretch for me. In fact, I scored my boots for that much! Andit made my day!

jibberjabbers said...

I'm pretty sure Jon will make a few special guest appearances on Kate's reality show.

Ever since Jon "allowed" the kids in the hands of TLC, Kate had a change of heart.

Kate always said, "His goals aren't my goals".

Now they they both share the same goals. "TLC, $$$, Child Exploration", (on the same page with one another)... Kate will probably be more "nicer" to Jon.

These two talentless "celebrities" are nothing with each other. They need to keep the drama going.

CJ said...

After looking at all the different pictures posted online today, I have several observations and comments.
1. With going to Jon's apartment today, this is probably the first time in weeks/ months that the kids have gone anywhere besides school, home, Target and Planet Nails.
2. Seeing Kate struggling with all the boxes at the UPS store... Why can't she be like a normal person and have home delivery? The UPS and USPS guys would carry all that stuff to her door. Oh, right, then she would miss a photo op.
3. Picture of Jon and Kate at the front door ... he had probably just dropped the kids off after his abbreviated birthday party at the apartment. Or, he went to the house first to get the big blue bus so he could pick up the kids. No way those six kids were going to fit in his car.
4. For once I agree with not having the two parents together for the birthday party. (can't believe I'm say this) The only way those two 'might' act civilly at a family function would be if it was held at a neutral location ... not at the Konpound.

Aaron StClair said...

Hi - Im the paparazzi that took these frames.... this wasnt a set up at all - they hate eachother. i was just lucky enough to get them in the same frame. There is no TLC video cameras any more - but Job wanted to see the kids on their birthday and he did.
The paps follow kate from the house in the morning and the day stars from there, there is at no pint a set up picture as you said, never.

Aaron StClair said...

CJ -

1 - This is the first time the children have seen jon in 4 weeks

2 - The ups store have po boxes there - the boxes that she gets deliverd are not to ups - but her po-box address - therfor doesnt get delivered to her

3 - Jon did pick up the bus - i took the picture of them together when jon dropped off the children and he put the bags and gifts into the house

4- i agree

Administrator said...

Stuff like this makes me REALLY glad this blog has kept close track of what is going on. It's very useful to refute statements that are often thrown out....such as Jon hasn't seen the kids in FOUR WEEKS. Before my blog when I just KNEW something was a misstatement I nonetheless had no good record to refute it.

NOT TRUE.....http://gosselindivorce.blogspot.com/2010/04/truce-called-between-jon-and-kate.html
Jon saw them at the end of April. Less than two weeks ago.

TheresaB said...

4 weeks? We all know that's not true.
I have many questions for this pap.

My main question is: why take pics of the kids? I understand Jon and Kate but those kids really didn't sign on any dotted line and ask for fame.

Thanks for coming out of lurkdom.

NancyB said...

itsabout - Yes this article says that Kate plus 8 begins June 6th. On another blog a few people posted that a TLC commercial says that it starts on May 30th so I don't know. This article also says that TLC did film the tups Bday party.

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'Jon and Kate Plus 8:' Jon Gosslein gets his wish -- birthday time with sextuplets

Former "Jon and Kate Plus 8" star Kate Gosselin's adventures with her eight children will be back on TLC earlier than many expected. According to a new press release from the cable network, Kate Gosselin with her eight children will come back as a "series of specials" beginning on June 6 at 9:00 Eastern time. The focus of this initial special will ironically be on what is happening at the moment -- the birthday of the famous sextuplets, as Kate plans to take them on a special trip. (As we already know, Jon will not be featured.)

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Sick of Kart and Jons Krap said...

As we all know, The special trip is her dragging the kids across country to film her stupid Twisted Kart show. She said the kids don't know they are going. I'm sure they'll be thrilled to know they'll be spending their summer in hotel rooms with nannies while mommy dearest goes off and films instead of at home with their dad and their pool. This way the kids will be close by so she can work them into an episode here and there to try and get some ratings for a show that's sure to flop without them.

AuntieAnn said...

It didn't look like Ma and Pa Grifter were going to kiss goodnight in that photo. Actually, I couldn't care less what those two were doing in there. If there's any justice they should be hounded by the paparazzi until long after they don't want to be 'celebrities' anymore. May neither of them experience a private moment again after what they've put their kids through.

Kelly said...

To the Pap who responded, perhaps you can shed some light on which parent or entity contacts the press for a daily itinerary. If you don't know, just say, I don't know but we do know that the press has been notified by Jon in the past as to where he is going to be.

CJ said...

WOW, should I consider myself honored since a Pap responded to my comment? (snark)
My point about the package pickup was ... If she had normal mail delivery at the house with a mail box and road address, the mailman or UPS guy would deliver to her door. Therefore she would not need to make the daily trip for the photo op. Maybe it's just me, I try to eliminate wasteful trips and time.

SchmeckyGirl said...

Is this "pap" from INFDaily?

How would the paps know if Jon and/or Kate set something up as a photo op? I'm not saying this pic was "set up", but if it was why would the paps even know? Especially on a special day like Mother's Day or their bday when you know the paps will be around.

Werny Gal said...

Maybe the pap should ID him/herself too, if they really are one. I didn't understand the comment about mail and the UPS store but the Gosselins have always gotten their regular postal mail through the Wernersville post office. UPS is a private business and separate from the United States Postal Service. Relatedly, the previous manager of the post office told me the Gosselins wouldn't accept any packages or letters from anyone they didn't know. This was when they first moved here well over a year ago.

Al Walentis told me that Jon's comment about hoping Kate would let him see the kids on their birthday yesterday was just a bid for sympathy. He and Kate agreed he would be there for their birthday a while back so it was already establiched and planned. Jon does a lot of little things to manipulate the press and this is a good example.

Kelly, Al's book is coming out in about a week and a half and it gives many concrete examples of Jon giving the paps heads up about his plans. From what I've read in Al's book, it's mostly Jon who fills the paps in, and he usually does it directly. If Kate does, it comes from someone in her camp because she very rarely talks directly to the press. Jon has switched who he talks to several times since last summer when all the seamy stuff happened and has had various levels of relationships or friendships with various reporters or photographers. It will be interesting to see how this changes now that he's affiliating with Kate and TLC again and TLC dictates who he talks to.

cherier1 said...

USAToday:

Don't worry: Kate Gosselin will be back on TV before you know it.

TLC has announced its summer lineup and tucked in among the new shows Mall Cops: Mall of America and Police Women: Memphis and new seasons of returning shows including Toddler & Tiaras, I Didn't Know I Was Pregnant and Cake Boss is Kate Gosselin.

TLC says she'll star in "limited" Kate Plus 8 specials premiering June 6 at 9 p.m. The first one will focus on the sextuplet's 6th birthday, which was yesterday. Usmagazine.com reported that Kate threw the kids a pool party.

Sick of Kart and Jons Krap said...

So I wonder who Jon called to" just happen" to snap the pics of him and his latest bed warmer? Or are we all suppose to think that paps always hide out in the bushes in Pa parks to try and snap pics of non-celebs?

How much and by whom is this pap being paid to post on blogs?

itsaboutthekids said...

I googled "Aaron StClair" and found an article on Nick Lachey in 2007 where credit was given under the photo. Is this you, Aaron?

Steve Dennett-Aaron StClair/Splash News online

Published: Monday May 07, 2007 06:00 AM EDT

cherier1 said...

I think the pap is a plant ;) ID yourself!

WG - Is Al's book being published privately? Do you know how it will be sold (Amazon etc)?

Count me in as someone who does not want to read into the picture. It lessens our credibilty here when we do.I am wary of everything they say and what is conveyed through the pictures we see as well.I take it all as spin first and foremost.

Looks like the first epi will be the tups birthday party per USAToday.

Lauren - Your comment about being hyper-aware of your parents feelings re: the divorce were touching. I'm sure some if not all of the Gosselin children must feel the same way. Counseling would be a very helpful step for the kids in working through those feelings. I really hope that is happening now or will be initiated soon.

Kelly - Way to be a good dad! Your kid gets it and appreciates you - even if she had to sleep on it first.She knew her dad would be there for her no matter what.

TheresaB said...

I think the Pap did ID himself.
Do you want his SS# and first born?

SchmeckyGirl said...

TheresaB said...
I think the Pap did ID himself.
Do you want his SS# and first born?
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And his mother's maiden name. ;)

DeKonstruction Zlogger said...

Just to add to the awareness a facebook group page has been set up. 4-8 Please boycott Kate plus 8.

SchmeckyGirl said...

TheresaB,
Just because he says he's the pap we should take his word for it? It's not like clicking on his name leads to his site or anything. It's an empty blog. It could be him but he wasn't exactly right when he said Jon hasn't seen the kids in 4 weeks...

sfsdgfdgdf said...

Went to Kate's facebook page, the one according to preesi that is supposed to be real. Anyhow, supposedly Kate said this:

Kate Gosselin A wonderful day! Jon took the kids to his new apartment today, And after that I threw them a pool party!
Yesterday at 4:52pm · Comment · Like

I guess her PR people cant get it right. The pool party was the day before going to Jon's apt! LOL

cherier1 said...

TheresaB: DNA. OK?

Kelly said...

Yesterday was colder than Sunday. Who swims outdoors in 47 degree temperatures unless you're raising money for the Polar Bear Plunge?

dhwh1993 said...

Preesi is usually pretty accurate, but I do NOT believe Kate G herself is doing a facebook page. I don't believe that any more than I believe that she's actually "writing" her blog. Some TLC/Discovery staffer is writing it for her. JMHO! =)

Barbara said...

Hey pap, could you maybe learn to spell and write a coherent sentence? That made no kind of sense.

Where can we order Al's new book. I know the fans are going to hate this. Kate's book bombs at the same time a major outing book comes out and shoots to the top of the best seller list. And stays there. People are so sick and tired of the fans and all their BS, it's about time someone actually told the other side. It's been a long time coming. Let's watch the fans have a major melt down trying to destroy this book like they have WG and here at 15 minutes.

Lynda said...

Does anyone else here wonder about the coincidence of the "tell all" book coming out right around when Kate +8 is supposed to premier? Is it designed to generate interest in the show as in "she can't be that bad so I'll tune in to watch?". Also, if Jon is purportedly the one that is giving the paps info (as stated by WG above) why is Kate always the one caught in a favorable light by the paps on ROL? Something smells fishy to me here.

TheresaB said...

I don't think it's a pap only because if they are his pictures I'd think he'd be demanding credit or payment.

Just being devil's advocate. He lost me at 4 weeks too.

GoPoshGo said...

TheresaB said...
"Just being devil's advocate. He lost me at 4 weeks too."

***********************

He lost me at "I'm the paparazzi..." It's "paparazzo," Aaron.

bbsak said...

Ah, ha! The tup's birthday pool party in 50* weather finally makes sense! They HAD to do it because it was FOR THE SHOW

Thanks cherier1...
USAToday: TLC says she'll star in "limited" Kate Plus 8 specials premiering June 6 at 9 p.m. The first one will focus on the sextuplet's 6th birthday, which was yesterday. Usmagazine.com reported that Kate threw the kids a pool party.

I'll bet everyone had a great time trying to stay warm.

escrow said...

I'd bet good money that the pool party was filmed last week. The day we saw pics of TLC filming and arriving with wrapped props. Wasn't it like 90 that day?

bbsak said...

escrow said...
I'd bet good money that the pool party was filmed last week. The day we saw pics of TLC filming and arriving with wrapped props. Wasn't it like 90 that day?


ROL had pics of Kate in her bathing suit cover-up posted in the same group with Steeeve and family arriving for the party and US Magazine reported the party was held in 47* weather. I'm leaning towards the party being held in unseasonably cool temps.

Anonymous said...

"Al Walentis told me that Jon's comment about hoping Kate would let him see the kids on their birthday yesterday was just a bid for sympathy."

Ah, but perhaps Jon knows all too well how frequently Kate changes her mind, depending on her mood, or whether they have had recent disagreements?

Anonymous said...

"Good grief, I was looking for a pair of clearance boots online and those shoes of Kate's (at the UPS store) are Cole Haan and are $228!"

You do know that Reading/Berks and Lancaster counties are the outlet capitals of the country? They can be bought for a fraction of that price here.

Anonymous said...

"1 - This is the first time the children have seen jon in 4 weeks"

Absolutely and totally untrue. I know for a fact when and where he saw the kids, and it wasn't just one time.
Why make a statement like this?

Anonymous said...

"He lost me at "I'm the paparazzi..." It's "paparazzo," Aaron."

LOL!! I hope his photos are better than his spelling/grammar!!

Pamela Jaye said...

Admin said: Here's to putting differences aside and co-parenting. The marriage may be broken, but they will forever be tied together because of the kids. Might as well make it work.

Yeah, probably. Whenever you saw a lot of Gosselins together, it's usually work.
(Yeah, I know that's not what you meant, but it jumped right out at me and I couldn't let it go by)

Aaron StClair said...

Hi All - Sorry it took me so long to reply been out and about... So what do you all want to know? Yes i am the chief photographer for Splash News, working out of New York. We never get tip offs on Kate. Its pretty simple really. As the police wont let you park your car at their house, you have to sit down the road in your car and wait for Kate to drive past you... thats when there are normally 4 pap cars following her - she goes to a number of places. After 2 years of following her around you get to know her schedule, kids school pick up, fedex, ups, nails, hair, tanning blah blah blah.... As for taking pictures of just the kids.... I personally only take pics of them when one of their parents are there too... Jon/Kate may not be in the same frame as them but they are within a few feet of them. Its not as tho we photograph them on their own walking down the street.
I do apologize for the 4 week thing... i was under the impression that it had been 4 weeks already, as its been 4 weeks since Jon has been photographed with the kids.
I do agree Jon has phoned paps and has pap friends that he hang around with. Kate on the other hand hasnt and doesnt. She never talks to us and doenst really like us.
Im not sure why there is such anger and negativeness toward me... im sorry if my last post came accross brash and defensive, because i am defensive of my job and what i do. Im british, so its Paparazzi there by the way :-)
Not too sure that facebook page is real... As it says

"A wonderful day! Jon took the kids to his new apartment today, And after that I threw them a pool party!"

Well she had the pool party first, on mothers day... then the next day on the kids birthday, Jon took the kids to see his new apt.... not the other way round.
Im up for discussing anything at all, but if i get bashed and put down personally for what i do then i wont reply... remember we are all discussing something you are all interested in... pap pics, a reality tv show couple and their children, gossip, celebrity etc etc - Im staff, not freelance, so i get the same money if i get a credit or not - i have an alias i use for most of my work, but you will find old stuff out there with my full name credit.

Hope i have answered all your questions (apart from the ss# and mothers maiden name hehe)

French Canadian said...

Aaron StClair

Well she had the pool party first, on mothers day... then the next day on the kids birthday, Jon took the kids to see his new apt.... not the other way round.


It was realy cold that day...

Aaron StClair said...

yes it was, very cold.... You could see the steam rising from the pool - so its heated

Anonymous said...

There is about 2 parking spaces across the road from the house,well,not actual parking spaces but a place where the PAPS park their vans.
I hope you are not the PAP that jumped in my face and try to intimadate me and the other PAP came to my defence.
It was the day Mike Lohan was there. I ask you not to take pics. of the kids and was verbally abusive and was in my face.
I pass there alot,because I need to.
Sorry for the rant

Aaron StClair said...

yes it was, very cold.... You could see the steam rising from the pool - so its heated

Pamela Jaye said...

Admin said: Here's to putting differences aside and co-parenting. The marriage may be broken, but they will forever be tied together because of the kids. Might as well make it work.

Yeah, probably. Whenever you saw a lot of Gosselins together, it's usually work.
(Yeah, I know that's not what you meant, but it jumped right out at me and I couldn't let it go by)

Anonymous said...

"1 - This is the first time the children have seen jon in 4 weeks"

Absolutely and totally untrue. I know for a fact when and where he saw the kids, and it wasn't just one time.
Why make a statement like this?

bbsak said...

Ah, ha! The tup's birthday pool party in 50* weather finally makes sense! They HAD to do it because it was FOR THE SHOW

Thanks cherier1...
USAToday: TLC says she'll star in "limited" Kate Plus 8 specials premiering June 6 at 9 p.m. The first one will focus on the sextuplet's 6th birthday, which was yesterday. Usmagazine.com reported that Kate threw the kids a pool party.

I'll bet everyone had a great time trying to stay warm.

escrow said...

I'd bet good money that the pool party was filmed last week. The day we saw pics of TLC filming and arriving with wrapped props. Wasn't it like 90 that day?