Saturday, June 5, 2010

Kate promotes new show in New York with Steve


Kate was spotted at her NYC hotel yesterday with Steve, sure looking a lot more happier and relaxed than she was earlier this week. She's in town to trash talk the children's father....oops, we mean, promote Kate Plus 8, which airs Sunday.

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SchmeckyGirl said...

I think it was disgusting how she threw Jon under the bus yet again in the interview.

Anonymous said...

She truly has a split personality. Whenever she's at home, with or without her kids she's scowling. BUT when she's in LA or NY with her "personal" bodyguard she's smiling joyfully.

pa mom too said...

IMO, it is as clear as day that she cannot stomach being with her children. I think if Kate could figure out some way of leaving the kids with Jon permanently and just going off to follow her own little Hollywood dreams, she would do it in a heartbeat. But she knows she is nothing on her own, and her supermom BS would go down the drain, so she'd never do it. But if there was a way ....

my9cats said...

IMO her attire is a little over-the-top for 6am. She looks like she just crawled in after a hard night on the streets. Katie Kreider is a total wack job. Wonder what Daddy Kreider's parishoners are thinking, and all those generous church people who so lovingly gave offerings to J&K.

msb said...

She's just so so happy whenever she leaves PA, what a hypocrite.

I was just thinking that the pattern of family estrangment that the former Ms.Kreider has established will probably come back and truly bite her in the a$% when her children grow up in just a few short years. Children learn by example, and hers know nothing about real families, and real relationships with aunts, uncles, cousins. I would bet money that her relationship with them as grownups will closely resemble what she has with her own family. Sad.

Anonymous said...

Kate really did set this up ALL WRONG. Ha, sucker!

Here's my theory, I don't think it's that far from the truth. I've seen enough now to know:

Kate wanted to be famous, obviously. She pushed the multiples angle down everyone's throats until she WAS famous. In the process she had to constantly talk about being a mommy and raising kids, so as a result she got an "America's mom" reputation, whether you loved her or hated her.

Now she's arrived. Now she IS famous, the goal has been achieved. Now it's time for her to just ride the fame wave in NY and LA, enjoy it. Except, shit, she played up the whole Mommy angle for so long now everyone is outraged she would just take off on the kids to go be famous on her own.

She is dying to just leave these kids with Jon or somebody and go live her high life. But she is trapped, she can't do that now, because she royally backed herself into a corner with the mommy angle. Now she's stuck with the kids and has to make due with them just enough to hang onto her reputation, the rest of the time, she's off to be famous on her own, with Steve.

my9cats said...

Anonymous 9:12am
You are so right. Kate has become a prisoner of her desires. Oh dear........

Irene S said...

I think Kate & TLC has shown their true colors this week.

Legislation introduced by Rep Murt to protect kids and not a word from TLC & I am sure the parents whose children TLC exploit are not allowed to make a comment. We know Kate is TLC all the way and wouldn't anyway. She has pimped her kids out to tv & is proudly sharing adjoining rooms with her married bodyguard this weekend rubbing it in the public's face.

Administrator said...

Adjoining rooms: assumes facts not in evidence.

Carolina Gal said...

pa mom too and anonymous, that's exactly what I have believed for at least, the last 4-5 months. She got rid of Jon and the rest of the family, now if she could just figure out how to 'divorce' herself from the kids and come out smelling like a rose. I've said for awhile, she is going to claim 'for the kids' best interests, (paps probably will be blamed) she is either giving Jon more custody, or she's shipping them off to boarding school. (Of course, this will be after the shows tank, as a last ditch effort). She's still waiting for Hollywood or NY to come a-calling! B*#@%!

AuntieAnn said...

I'll bet she gets the little ferret to rub her feet, too.

Anonymous said...

She has also trapped herself with the LA thing. She needs to be in LA quite honestly, or at least NY. But she can't move the kids there and still be able to film them the way she does in PA. CA law and NY laws are the strictest of all the states.

Trapped again!

She may eventually move there when the kids aren't cute anymore and no one is interested in filming them and she doesn't have to worry about silly little things like laws.

Carolina Gal said...

Also, it appears in the picture, that Steve is, yet again, admiring her new and improved 'girls'!

Judy said...

Anonymous said...
She is dying to just leave these kids with Jon or somebody and go live her high life. But she is trapped, she can't do that now, because she royally backed herself into a corner with the mommy angle. Now she's stuck with the kids and has to make due with them just enough to hang onto her reputation, the rest of the time, she's off to be famous on her own, with Steve.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~You are spot on ! Are you going to write the "ENDING" to this disaster show? You did a great job with the above.
I do think that eventually Kate will leave her kids(with Jon , Jamie, Jodi,or whoever wants them ), to pursue her so-called career.
Sadly there is a chance that she can have that career . After all, there is an audience for everyone.Like the ones that watch Snookie, Paris, Kim and Kourtney , Jake, and many other worthless, talentless, overpaid , so called celebs, she will make it.
Personally ,I hope she does make it. As ,long as the kids are left out of her make believe world, I don't care.
As far as Stevie Boy goes, I think when he finally spoke, that just made it more obvious that they are a couple. This tells me that we are going to see a few episodes of him playing "Daddy" to the kids. Bodyguard my behind !
No matter how this freak story ends, I will always believe that Steve is one of the reasons that Kate decided to kick Jon to the curb.
Jon is better off for it too ! I'm just waiting for her to do the same with the eight.

Liz Wakefield said...

I like her dress, it's really pretty and fits well. I'm not comfy with patterns, but she wears this one well. I like the asymmetrical sholder and how her shoes are cute, but don't slash with the dress. 5 stars.

Anonymous said...

Jon was very clear in his interview with Larry King that Steve made him very uncomfortable.

When your husband says hey that person makes me uncomfortable, what is the big deal about letting your bodyguard go and getting another one? Kate could have ANYONE. But she spat in Jon's face and kept Steve, knowing full well Jon was uncomfortable. It was disrespectful, rude, a slap in the face. If there was nothing going on, why not just toss him?

Jon rarely was seen to ask anything of her. The one thing he wanted was Steve gone, but Kate had to have it her way.

PatK said...

Save it and bank it now, Kate. Tick-tock!

JudyK said...

What is Steve looking at? LOL. And, Admin., there have been many reports about the adjoining rooms, although there may be no concrete evidence to support it. But if he's "truly" just her bodyguard, it would make sense to have adjoining rooms in order to protect her. It's interesting that he's the only bodyguard who ever travels with her. And interesting that she has no interest in dating or sex--not normal for a 35-year-old, but, of course, IMO she's obviously getting it from Steverino. And a reporter did catch them holding hands early in the morning in a hotel lobby last summer but didn't get a pic. That can be Googled.

Carolina Gal said...

I would like to see Kate's dress, where can I see a full version of this pic?

MickeyMcKean said...

In just a few years I have seen Kate go from saying after her free tummy tuck that she never wanted to leave her babies again, to where she seems to be the happiest anywhere but with the kids.

Or in the alternative if she is being paid to spend time with her kids while it is being filmed somewhere other than at home.

This is so wrong to me on so many levels, but the most important thing to remember is that it will be the kids that ultimately bear the pain when they realize that their mother only loves the fame and fortune that came her way because of their mere existence and not because of their company.

This whole Gosselin kid saga is beyond sad to me.

JMO.

my9cats said...

Carolina Gal
Scroll towards the end. This is why I commented it is way over-the-top for 6AM in Manhattan.

http://preesi.lefora.com/2010/05/10/post-pics-and-articles-here-4/page11/#post215

The Names the Game said...

It won’t be long now. By early next week, we’ll be able to see the ratings of Sunday night’s Kate+8 and see if her fans and “haters” combined once again to give her the ratings she needs to continue exploiting her children. TLC, Eileen O’Neill and Kate are counting on the “Kate addiction” to make it happen. Sadly, I haven’t seen evidence to the contrary. The “chatter” certainly hasn’t decreased. In fact, it seems to be building to a crescendo while everyone waits for tomorrow night.

TLC found in Kate the perfect vehicle for selling their sleazy, unimaginative, exploiting programming and received an extra bonus when the anti-Kate sites popped up chronicling her every move, checking every low-life gossip rag and spreading the word on a daily basis. The lowest of the low have greatly profited from the Gosselin debacle and they’re working hard to keep the momentum going for as long as possible.

The few voices out there that are begging people not to watch are, for the most part, ignored. The legislation introduced by Rep. Murt isn’t getting near as much attention as Kate’s comings and goings, much to the relief of TLC.

Today should be the day that everyone goes silent. No chatter, gossip, speculating, checking the filthy rag magazines, NO WATCHING KATE. Make it a show of unity and be quiet until after Kate’s special has aired. Find something else to do to occupy your time. Make TLC wonder if they have been wrong. But most importantly, do not contribute to the ratings in any way.

Will it happen? Personally, I don’t believe it will. The Kate addiction is a strong addiction.

TLC is counting on you to keep Kate going. They don’t think you’ll let them down.

Administrator said...

Just watched the video with Steve....when EVERYONE in your life has "betrayed" you....do you think maybe there might be something wrong with you? Maybe YOU betrayed THEM instead? Betrayal is in the eye of the beholder.

Steve says people send mean emails to Kate, waaa, waaa how horrible somebody is mean in an email!

Carolina Gal said...

my9cats, thanks. I like the dress, but not on her. Hate the shoes. That dress is made for someone more petite than Kate, that's for sure. How's 'your baby' doing today?

my9cats said...

Ratclaw doesn't know what mean emails are until he reads ROL. ROL is a prime example of Kate's fan base.
He must have been a lousy bodyguard to end up babysitting her. I still find it amazing that she has a personal BG and the little defenseless kids don't.

my9cats said...

Carolina Gal....
This morning was my first attempt to medicate and force feed Tabitha. More got on me than into her. I put some of the diluted babyfood on a plate with hopes she'll be able to lick it up rather that me shoving it down her throat. Thanks for asking. There are very nice, caring people on this site. I will try and update tonight or tomorrow on whatever is the newest thread.

Irene S said...

Yes, Administrator you are right about that adjoining room thing. I think I have a link in my computer archives where the media reported Steve protects her in an adjoining room but we do have to be correct.....But, that was good of you to point that out. As far as Rat claws....boo hooing about Poor Kate...he has a financial vested interest that he gets to keep babysitting her. I wouldn't expect less from him then blowing smoke up Kate's butt!

The name game you might be right but you should never underestimate audiences. My guess is 3 million viewers & then downhill from there.

It is sad commentary for our culture & media climate that Murt's legislation did not get better coverage but TLC & Kate not responding to protecting kids is pretty sad. All I can do is do my part and not watch.

Administrator said...

What's Steve supposed to say? Kate has a lot to work on? She really needs to change a lot of things about herself? She's made a lot of mistakes? Of course he's defending her.

He wants his paycheck just like everybody else who enables her. Just another ENABLER.

CJ said...

For anyone who has a strong gag reflex, here's the link for the interview this morning (Saturday) on the Today Show w/ Mz Katie Irene. Seems like she did two days in NYC. Wonder how the kiddies are doing, Katie?

http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/26184891/vp/37527916#37527916

maria said...

Steve spoke?? Where?

Judy said...

I question is... why is Steve taking care of Kate and not the President ? Afterall , he did guard President Clinton at one time.
Something must have happened big time for him to end up babysitting 8 kids and their wacked out mother.

justme said...

I think Kate said that Steve was hired to protect her because if something would happen to her,it would leave the kids without a mother.In essence,Steve protects Kate,Kate protects her kids.Since she travels all over god's creation,I can't see that working to well.

IDModo said...

Maybe this is my Canadian ignorance but I thought that the people who guard the US President are Secret Service people, and that former Presidents get Secret Service protection for several years after they leave office.
Why on earth would Steve Neild ever have acted as a bodyguard for President Clinton?
Could somebody please enlighten me? Is this just another spin on the truth from TLC?

Anakaret is Strange said...

I'd do Kate. It's my dream...

Lauren said...

So I watched the video of Steve and his aussie accent telling us that Kate has been betrayed. Wow. Unbelievable.

I can't believe that. Kate must live in opposite world where doing wrong is right and the right thing is called betrayal. Again, unbelievable.

Barbara said...

So now she actually acknowledges the paps and smiles for them? The PR machine is working overtime to get this controlling witch to agree to that. That is the coldest smile I've ever seen.

emschick1128 said...

Carolina Gal You can see several pictures of Kate's hooker dress on the Gossip Center site. The other arm is long sleeved, short and tight of course with slut heels to match. I also agree with you Anonymous in your assessment of Kate now being "stuck" with her kids. This woman literally makes me want to vomit. No one apparently has ever had 8 kids like her, been divorced or has a tougher life. I consider her a totally insult to those of us hard working mothers who really do struggle and take care of our OWN CHILDREN. I receive one thousand per month in child in support for 4 kids and have worked hard as a nurse and EMT to make ends meet and ensure that my children are well cared for. Kate has no clue what real single\divorced mothers have to do on a daily basis by themselves without the benefit of nannies, chiefs and other "helpers." It amazes me when ignorant people refer to Jon as a deadbeat when she is getting 22k per month is child support. That must be very tough to scrap by on but thank God she's out there working hard to literally put food on the table. What a load of crap

itsaboutthekids said...

http://www.prudentrisk.com/staff.html

IDModo, this link is for the website that gives Steve's work profile, info. I don't know if it's current but you might have a look.

The President does have secret service protection so I can't answer your question but this might explain more.

Ellie said...

I think Kate is spinning her wheels trying to figure out a plan to lose her eight little cankle grabbers. She knows she doesn't need talent just for being famous.

She should do what my Ex's girlfriend did. She was starting up this 'umbelievably, lucrative ground-breaking business' through contacts from China. So she used the excuse of "It's too hard on my children to be away from me so much when I travel to China". "It's just not fair for them to not have me around as steadily as their father could be". She's been to China 3 times in five years. Long story short-she sees her kids once a month and spent all of my Ex's money on this 'amazing' business that never got off the ground.
And yes this broad is a classic Narcissist as well.
There you go Kate-There's your out.

AuntieAnn said...

The Today Show interview this morning - First she sells her kids to the media, then she says she protects them from the media. Does she hear herself? I think she should cut back to just one lie a day and try to stick to it.

Anonymous said...

Admin

It looks like someone from Bowel Movements site is over here picking on SchmeckyGirl. I know she posts over there sometimes and maybe they're ticked off that she has freedom of speech on this site. Is is possible to moderate the comments?

Just saying said...

First you want unmoderated, now you want moderated? Just ignore the few imbeciles that pop up now and again!!

ms.anonymous said...

IDModo, I don't recall TLC saying anything about that. The first I heard of it was on this blog, from Judy. Unless maybe he was a bodyguard for President Clinton before he became President.

Livvy said...

IDModo said...

Why on earth would Steve Neild ever have acted as a bodyguard for President Clinton?


This is a subject a know quite a bit about. The answer is Steve NEVER acted as a bodyguard for President Clinton. US Presidents are protected by the Secret Service. Visiting dignitaries from other countries usually travel with their own security and are assisted by the State Department. When ever a US president travels within this country or abroad, they travel with the Secret Service. The Secret Service are assisted by state and local law enforcement who provide intelligence, traffic control, extra bodies or whatever the Secret Service requires. Those who have worked these details inflate their resumes by saying they provided security for these individuals and I guess they have. Its just a stretch to say they were body guards.

BTW... What a demotion in stature to go from protecting a US President to carrying Kate's purse. LOL!!!!!!!!!!

Livvy said...

Ms. Anonymous.

Before Clinton became President he was Gov of Arkansas and protected by the the Arkansas State Police.

ms.anonymous said...

From Prudential Associates website:

A portion from Steve's profile:

From His special expertise is in VIP protection and major event security planning. His experience has included work for the 2000 Olympics, the 2001 Queensland Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM), close protection planning and management for the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC), for the Royal Families of Britain, Thailand, and Brunei, U.S. President Clinton, and many other elected heads of state. Mr. Neild has also served in leadership roles of large-scale security operations during the 2000 and 2004 Olympics and numerous major sporting events worldwide.

AuntieAnn said...

Katie and RatClaws must be celebrating some kind of anniversary today. Last year at this time they took the kids to Bald Island for a little R&R. Mady caught them smooching.
Maybe they'd like to be alone this year.

Just saying said...

AuntieAnn, you can't be serious?! It is hard to think of one as credible when things like this keep appearing! Can you provide a link where it is said that Mady caught them smooching?

itsaboutthekids said...

...close protection planning and management is not necessarily performing the duties of a bodyguard.

being fair said...

SchmeckyGirl said...

I think it was disgusting how she threw Jon under the bus yet again in the interview.

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Is that sort of like when Jon said that he despised Kate on national television?

Anonymous said...

No one is defending what Jon said. He's a loser and Kate is a loser. Guess what they can both be losers! Just because I think Kate shouldn't throw him under the bus doesn't mean I'm excusing Jon doing the same. And by the way Jon later apologized for saying that. Where is Kate's apology?

SchmeckyGirl said...

being fair said...
SchmeckyGirl said...

I think it was disgusting how she threw Jon under the bus yet again in the interview.

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Is that sort of like when Jon said that he despised Kate on national television?
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What does one have to do with the other? Of course Jon was so wrong for saying that. (Of course he said it because she kept throwing him under the bus but that is no excuse.)

Kate is still wrong. One does not excuse the other. Especially since now Jon is supposedly working with her and being amicable.

SchmeckyGirl said...

SchmuckyGirl,

Don't stay home with your kids all day! Do what I do. I send them off to work at a local farm for the day... I send them at sunrise and they come back some time before 11:30pm. It's okay though, it's perfectly legal. PA laws allow it!

Anonymous said...

Will this woman ever learn that ankle straps make her legs look shorter and chunkier?

Katesucks said...

Just saying said...

AuntieAnn, you can't be serious?! It is hard to think of one as credible when things like this keep appearing! Can you provide a link where it is said that Mady caught them smooching?
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Here you go.



http://preesi.lefora.com/2009/06/18/star-magazine-scans-june-29-2009/

Just saying said...

Katesucks said...

Thanks, but I guess I should have been more specific and said a credible source! They are as bad as US mag....they all quote "sources" or "unnamed sources". I generally don't pay any attention to any media that says Elvis is still alive. And, before you say anything, I don't believe anything they write about Jon, or anyone else for that matter, either!

Carolina Gal said...

maria - link for Steve 'speaking'. It was posted upthread.

http://preesi.lefora.com/2010/05/10/post-pics-and-articles-here-4/page11/#post215

"We're just doing what we normally do, no do-overs, no script, don't stage things, blah, blah". Normally Kate? Do you normally take your kids on vacation when TLC isn't footing the bill?

AND, Kate, it's not "...kinda finding a new normal for the kids and I", it's the kids and ME! Grrr...she thinks she sounds so 'literate' cos she uses I, even when it's wrong.

itsaboutthekids said...

So is TLC still trying to sell the idea that the kids aren't working? Just participating?

CS said...

SchmeckyGirl said...
SchmuckyGirl,

Don't stay home with your kids all day! Do what I do. I send them off to work at a local farm for the day... I send them at sunrise and they come back some time before 11:30pm. It's okay though, it's perfectly legal. PA laws allow it!

I hope you at least send them off with a few crackers and a handful of grapes!

Carolina Gal said...

First you want unmoderated, now you want moderated? Just ignore the few imbeciles that pop up now and again!!
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Unless it gets worse, I agree. It is a perfect example of the sheeple, they can't stand someone having a different thought or POV than they do, when it comes to Kate!

AuntieAnn said...

Just saying,

I read it on Preesi's site as a scanned article from Star. Can't find her scans anymore, but here's a squib about it:

Kate Gosselin was caught kissing her bodyguard, Steve Neild, by her daughter Mady. While on vacation, Kate thought the kids were asleep, and she and Steve were talking in her bedroom. Mady came to the door and saw them "share a quick, gentle kiss." Mady started crying and ran to tell her sister, Cara. According to the mag, "It was far too much for a child of 8 to process."


Now, whether it's credible or not is debatable, but remember, we're talking about Kate Gosselin here, who is in serious denial of reality. She would never admit it, but I don't doubt for a second that Steve's been banging Kate for well over a year. Kate is a pathological liar, so I'd believe a tabloid over anything that nutjob says.

http://jezebel.com/5294096/this-week-in-tabloids-britneys-getting-married-kates-smacking-the-kids

Just saying said...

I really don't think that Steve is much of a catch, married or unmarried! I think that Kate would set her sights, much, much higher! Perhaps, someone with no kids and lots of money!!!

Paula said...

Speaking of Steve - it seems he is just another in a long line of people who "expound" on their resumes - in fact that blurb about Steve posted above is short on specifics and long on "word-play". There is no way, if he was as experienced as his resume makes him sound, that he becomes a babysitter for Kate Gosselin.

IDModo said...

Thanks everybody for the info on bodyguarding!So, in effect, our Stevie was/is an executive vice president for a large security company. His online CV states he was a police officer in New Zealand for 19 years before he went to work for Prudential.
So why on earth would he take the job of purse-carrier and general factotum to a nobody like Kate Gosselin? There must be lots more to this story than meets the eye, for him to allow himself to become the butt of jokes and scurrilous gossip in the tabloids.I wonder how his fairly prestigious company feels about it? I would think it calls them into disrepute.
His salary must be astronomical!

jessica said...

"We're just doing what we normally do, no do-overs, no script, don't stage things, blah, blah". Normally Kate? Do you normally take your kids on vacation when TLC isn't footing the bill?

-- unbiased third parties observed otherwise -- you bet there was staging, you bet they scripted out an outline, you bet they did plenty of filming and ordered the children to repeat things . . . . trying to give Kate every benefit of the doubt but this is an out and out lie

Carolina Gal said...

His salary must be astronomical!
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There ya go IDModo, you answered your own question! LOL It may have started out over the $$, but I'm guessing now, not only does he earns the big bucks, but has some 'side' benefits as well. I don't mean health insurance and a 401(K).

LisaNH said...

Steve clearly was not very good at his job. Clearly he is more of a bouncer than a "security expert". Seriously, will he ever be able to get a serious security job for a "dignitary" after all this Gossselin Fluff comes to an end? He is nothing but a joke now, as far as personal security goes. I hope he's making a killing from TLC because after being known as "Kate's purse handler." he'll never work for any dignitary again. You have to wonder about his priciples.

NancyB said...

Another video - they sure are doing a full blown marketing bomb for the new show.

http://www.examiner.com/x-11363-TV-Examiner~y2010m6d5-Kate-Plus-8-preview-Kate-Gosselin-goes-from-then-to-now-video?cid=examiner-email

PA Mom ALSO said...

"She would never admit it, but I don't doubt for a second that Steve's been banging Kate for well over a year. Kate is a pathological liar, so I'd believe a tabloid over anything that nutjob says."

It doesn't matter if she's a pathological liar or not, there is absolutely NO PROOF of an affair, and NO PROOF that Mady caught them. I would think that, with the paps camped out at so many places, and "snitches" at every nook and cranny, that someone, somewhere, would have proof...in the form of photos or documented statements. You can't hide something like that for so long...you will get caught, and so far nothing that proves an affair beyond the shadow of a doubt has surfaced.

NancyB said...

IdModo - The way I read this is that he did this work in New Zealand, his home country. He could not have actually done security for Clinton. You are correct and even when our Presidents travel, US Secret Service are responsible for all of their security.



2000 Olympics, the 2001 Queensland Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM), close protection planning and management for the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC), for the Royal Families of Britain, Thailand, and Brunei, U.S. President Clinton, and many other elected heads of state.

Livvy said...

Body Guard 101. Hands must always be free to react immediately to a threat or dangerous situation. Usually, a protectee has staff to carry brief case or other items. Body guards never carry purses. Steve must be making huge $$$ to be so humiliated. Wasn't it posted somewhere that he is making about $2,000. a day. I think I may carry here purse for that. LOL

Carolina Gal said...

PA Mom also - I do not take anything the tabloids say seriously. But, you must admit, there is just something strange and curious about that set up that K and S have. Wouldn't most wives be a bit out of sorts, if her husband spent that much time w/another woman; especially going on these overnite trips together, and staying in the same hotel. IF he is there as a bodyguard, one would think he would be staying in an adjoining room. I know if it were my husband, I'd be upset, or at the very least, suspicious. Perhaps he is making that much $$ that his wife doesn't care, perhaps they have a marriage of convenience, I don't know. I feel strongly that there is something in that arrangement that is skewed. I just sense it, based on what I've just shared. Also, Kate being Kate, I have no doubt, she would continue the arrangement, in spite of what people might say or speculate about it. She did when her own husband was uncomfortable w/it.

itsaboutthekids said...

How long was Tiger Woods able to keep his secrets? I don't have an opinion either way on the Kate/Steve thing, but with enough money it seems you can buy just about anyone's silence...for awhile.

Anonymous said...

Sure they could hide it. They can see each other in the privacy of their hotel rooms at night and then act like friends otherwise.

I also think it's dysfunctional to have someone of the opposite sex spend this much time with you basically being your sidekick. A wife in even the strongest of marriages would worry.

The dead giveaway for me is that Jon wanted Steve gone. Kate has kept Steve despite this. She chose Steve over the children's father. As others have said, if he were just an employee why not kick him to the curb? Is it really worth upsetting Jon? It would be worth it if she were in a relationship with Steve.

Puddymoors said...

ms.anonymous said...
From Prudential Associates website:

A portion from Steve's profile:

From His special expertise is in VIP protection and major event security planning. His experience has included work for the 2000 Olympics, the 2001 Queensland Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM), close protection planning and management for the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC), for the Royal Families of Britain, Thailand, and Brunei, U.S. President Clinton, and many other elected heads of state. Mr. Neild has also served in leadership roles of large-scale security operations during the 2000 and 2004 Olympics and numerous major sporting events worldwide.
________________________________________________

I'm Australian, and was actually at parts of the 2001 CHOGM events. There were thousands of AFP people (Australian Federal Police) as well as stacks of ordinary Queensland Police everywhere, not sure what role a fellow from across the ditch (New Zealand) would have played, unless it was perhaps in his role as an NZ police man guarding his own Prime Minister.

Also please remember that New Zealand and Australia are separate countries. Nothing I hate worse than someone from NZ being mistaken for an Aussie!

Anonymous said...

Someone should explain to Steve that acting as a bouncer beside the door to the event hall where Bill Clinton is ain't the same as being Bill Clinton's bodyguard.

Judy said...

I think Steve will one day be just like Jon. Kicked to the curb when another dumb a$$ comes along , stupid enough to get tangled up in the Gosselin circus.
Kate is a user and she will find someone else to carry her purse and take her kids to the potty.I predict it will be someone very much younger than Steve or Jon.
Kate is about to become a full blown cougar. That IS the big thing to in Hollywood now.

Anonymous said...

Another reason to be suspicious here. When has Kate ever had someone in her life around for as long as Steve has been?

Anonymous said...

"Another reason to be suspicious here. When has Kate ever had someone in her life around for as long as Steve has been?"

He's a paid employee, and I would think if the money's right, he'd be inclined to stick around. I don't think he's staying with her out of the goodness of his heart.

Anonymous said...

"Is it really worth upsetting Jon? It would be worth it if she were in a relationship with Steve."

Not necessarily. If she really wanted to spite Jon (and she knew how he felt about Steve), all the more reason to keep Steve around...just to make Jon miserable.

Anonymous said...

Which goes back to if he's "just" a paid employee, Jon said he doesn't like him, so why doesn't Kate toss him? In the interest of getting along with Jon so they can raise their children together.

Why is it worth keeping someone around Jon doesn't like? Why does Steve deserve more respect than Jon's feelings? He's still the father of her children.

Anonymous said...

If Kate is keeping this guy just to spite Jon and not even having a relationship with him, that is incredibly screwed up.

fidosmommy said...

The way I read the bio on Steve is that he was in on the PLANNING of the security. Like where
plainclothes security would be standing, how uniformed security personnel would move from point A to point B, where SWAT marksmen would be placed on rooftops, etc. I don't really read it as Steve Neild was the actual person who was guarding anyone in particular.

Anonymous said...

KATE HAS WON. ADMINISTRATOR HAS LOST. SIMPLE.

Anonymous said...

"But, you must admit, there is just something strange and curious about that set up that K and S have."

Would it be strange and curious if he were unattractive, 70-year-old, 350 pounds, and five feet tall? How about if the bodyguard were a woman - a real bruiser who could stand her ground against anyone and anything? Would the rumors still be flying? The fact is that Steve is reasonably attractive, which causes rumors of a relationship. It's totally possible there is one, but without proof, it's all speculation.

The Names the Game said...

Anonymous said...

KATE HAS WON. ADMINISTRATOR HAS LOST. SIMPLE.


One correction, the children have lost. Well, two corrections. TLC and Kate have won (if the ratings go as I think they will).

Administrator said...

If Kate winning is screwing up her kids for life, yup, she won, and I lost!

Carolina Gal said...

KATE HAS WON. ADMINISTRATOR HAS LOST. SIMPLE.
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WTH does this even mean? What did ADMIN lose? What did Kate WIN? Please explain anonymous, if you are even able?

Anon @ 4:52. The 'scenarios' you write are rather odd. 70 y/o? Or a big bruiser of a woman? Of course, it is all speculation, isn't that what we do when we see pictures of Kate w/the kids, w/Jon, etc? Unless we've heard it from a reliable source, it's all speculation.

Anna said...

I have always thought Kate was a very insecure person. I think Steve has become an escort when she has to deal with the public. She is like women who goes on trips alone and feels very uncomfortable going to eat alone and thus ususally bring a book to read or eats via room service. I still think that is what he is paid to do but now add to his duties is to keep her in line. It was very obvious in the Vanity Fair Article.

I will not be watching tomorrow. I find her actions kind of uncomfortable to watch. Those that just have to watch don't do it or tape it on Sunday. The reruns are for ever and if need be you can see it much later

In The Know of the Show said...

You are all playing right into TLC's hand with all the speculation about Kate and Steve. That's why that clip was released and why he is suddenly going to speak in the show. They know it will stir talk and curiosity.

In actuality, Steve in nothing more than a beard. It also explains Kate's general dislike of males. You are all speculating in the wrong direction.

MickeyMcKean said...

HEADS UP: The SchmeckyGirl post at 11:40 am is not from the real SchmeckyGirl.

As evidence, the first post on this thread by SchmeckyGirl has her picture next to her name, and the imposter posting does not.

IDModo said...

I've been googling Steve. There are several articles that say he was "rehired" after the split. Perhaps that only means his contract was renewed, as I never read that he had been let go. Also, at one point his company (Prudential) saw fit to issue a statement saying that the relationship between Steve and their client had always been on the highest professional level.I guess the gossip got to be too much for them!
In a similar vein, I wonder how TLC will explain the constant presence of Jamie Cole Ayers..Has she been hired by TLC?

PatK said...

MickeyMcKean said...
HEADS UP: The SchmeckyGirl post at 11:40 am is not from the real SchmeckyGirl.

It was pretty obvious since the name used was "SchmuckyGirl". ;)

itsaboutthekids said...

In The Know of the Show said...
You are all playing right into TLC's hand with all the speculation about Kate and Steve. That's why that clip was released and why he is suddenly going to speak in the show. They know it will stir talk and curiosity.

In actuality, Steve in nothing more than a beard. It also explains Kate's general dislike of males. You are all speculating in the wrong direction.
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I agree with the timing of letting Steve talk. TLC is scrambling to drum up interest. I don't know about the beard part being true, but I don't think TLC will hesitate to use it if they think it will bring in ratings. If the Steve thing doesn't work, they'll try another angle. Either way, I am beyond even wanting to watch any show with Kate on it. First runs or Re-plays, I don't want to see/hear her.

AMD said...

The fact that Kate needs TLC-paid employees and the like to speak in her defense for the second hour speaks volumes. If Kate were truly the super-mom she professes to be, this would not be necessary. Her actions speak much louder than her words.
I will not be watching..."for the sake of the kids".

AuntieAnn said...

PA Mom ALSO said...
It doesn't matter if she's a pathological liar or not, there is absolutely NO PROOF of an affair,...

Oh but it does matter that Kate is a pathological liar. Show me one instance, ONE, where she hasn't lied. The litmus test is every time she opens her mouth and says something, the opposite is true. Test it on anything she's ever said.

I would think that, with the paps camped out at so many places, and "snitches" at every nook and cranny, that someone, somewhere, would have proof...in the form of photos or documented statements.

The paps are on the payroll and the snitches snitched. As for photos of Kate and RatClaws - they're all over the internet

You can't hide something like that for so long...you will get caught,...

TLC is keeping it quiet. They're a network of liars so they're professionals at this game. Look at the amount of money they stand to lose if the truth surfaces.

...and so far nothing that proves an affair beyond the shadow of a doubt has surfaced.

True, but I didn't see any photos of Jon in the sack with anyone either and everyone believes those stories. You must admit there are some pretty telling photos of this 'not-a-couple' couple. She didn't have nannies either, remember?

MickeyMcKean said...

Re: In The Know of the Show said...
You are all playing right into TLC's hand with all the speculation about Kate and Steve. That's why that clip was released and why he is suddenly going to speak in the show. They know it will stir talk and curiosity.

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Of course it stirred talk and curiousity! Even I admitted earlier today that I knew why it was released because it made me want to see what else the rat claw wimp said. Nevertheless I will NOT tune in.

Chatter on the Internet does not mean ratings if NO ONE TURNS ON THE TV to watch or record the damn show. Watch it in a few days on you tube or a rerun people - your life will not end if you do not see it firsthand as a new episode.

NO TELEVISION VIEWERS = NO RATINGS

Blogs do not add to the ratings, it just gives TLC a clue as to what Kate should say or do next. Besides IMHO the haterz outnumber the loverz big time these days, so if the show is a success my guess will be that it is the haterz who are keeping Kate on TV, as well as keeping the kids W-O-R-K-I-N-G.

Yes, most definitely the joke is on the haterz, also known as child advocates. After all some posters have said straight up that they will watch because they want to be snarky about Kate. My POV is that they will do so without taking into consideration that this keeps the kids on TV too.

Now as I noted in my run in with 2 real people in the general public last week, neither one of them even knew about the blogs. No, they can't stand Kate and will not watch her new shows.

In any case, I expect the viewer numbers to be strong at the beginning but in the long run it will fizzle out. Too much main stream media has picked up on Kate, and the general people are not stupid.

TLC is scrambling trying to get people curious to watch because Kate has lost fans. Fact is, TLC is counting on the haterz to justify watching a train wreck so they keep tuning in.

To SAVE THE 8 - DO NOT WATCH OR RECORD KATE PLUS 8!!!

JMO.

MickeyMcKean said...

PatK,

Re: It was pretty obvious since the name used was "SchmuckyGirl". ;)

Wow, I can't believe I didn't notice the typo in her name!

Thanks for the laugh :)

To SAVE THE 8 - DO NOT WATCH OR RECORD KATE PLUS 8!!!

fidosmommy said...

IDModo said....
I wonder how TLC will explain the constant presence of Jamie Cole Ayers..Has she been hired by TLC?

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Remember there were rumors of Kate wanting Jamie to move to PA? Remember when she said she would help Jamie financially? Remember Kate telling us that Jamie would be staying with the kids this summer? I wonder if Jamie has actually packed up and moved herself and the kids to PA because TLC wants her to be a
helper who spills no beans. Best friends with Kate. You know, the new Beth Carson. You know, the one Kate kicked to the curb.

Maybe Jamie is the 'therapist' who is coming to the house, but it's for Kate's benefit. She'll listen to Kate, put up with Kate's moods, watch Kate's kids so Kate doesn't have to deal with them, thus lowering Kate's stress level....and TLC pays for it all?

PA Mom ALSO said...

"True, but I didn't see any photos of Jon in the sack with anyone either and everyone believes those stories."

What stories? There were so many floating around out there! He admitted he and Glassman were a couple. What's not to believe?


"The paps are on the payroll and the snitches snitched. As for photos of Kate and RatClaws - they're all over the internet"

I don't believe for a minute that if a pap or tabloid reporter had solid, concrete evidence that he/she wouldn't sell it. It would mean mega-bucks. They'd shop it around to the highest bidder. I haven't seen one photo of them in a compromising position or intimate kiss that would prove an affair. Have you? If so, I'm sure inquiring/speculating minds would be interested in such a photo. Just because photos of them are "all over the internet," that doesn't mean they are having an affair. In that case, every celebrity seen in the company of a member of the opposite sex would be accused of having an affair with that person.
I'm not saying it isn't true, but I won't make such an assumption unless I see proof. Kate is what she is, but branding her with a scarlet letter, when none of us has concrete proof, really goes beyond what is fair. Furthermore, is it really our business what is done behind closed doors? If his wife is unconcerned about it, why should the public deserve answers?

"Jon said he doesn't like him, so why doesn't Kate toss him?"

Huh? Since when would Kate do as Jon wishes? Furthermore, WHY would she? That's probably the least of her concerns -- making Jon happy.

pa mom too said...

I think TLC is afraid people won't tune in to see the kids on yet one more vacation, and they are afraid people won't tune in to see Kate lie and cry some more on the second show. So what does TLC do ??? They add Steve to the mix to try to ensure people tuning in. Steve is someone who never had a voice all this time, but all of a sudden...he speaks. And he speaks now because TLC is afraid.
The best thing anyone can do tomorrow night is to forget there even is such a thing as TLC. Don't give TLC what they are looking for. Don't watch Kate + 8 !

Administrator said...

I wonder at one point jealousy does play a role here. How many wonderful amazing 5 star vacations can you watch a family take before saying I'm sick of watching how "wonderful" their life is and how sad and blue collar mine is.

For that reason alone this show is on its last breath.

Like Betty White said in my day vacation photos were torture!

MuckyMcKean said...
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The Names the Game said...

itsaboutthekids said... TLC is scrambling to drum up interest.
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I wouldn't exactly say "scrambling." Actually, I see them as pretty confident right now that they'll be getting enough ratings between the lovers and haterz to keep the farce running...whether those ratings will bring in the huge advertising dollars is no doubt a concern. Check out "TV by the Numbers." You'll see that among the top 25 cable shows, the lowest of the top 25 has 3.3 million viewers. Kate will surely top that the first night. How many of those 3.3 million or more will be haterz? Half?? It wouldn't surprise me in the least.
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MickeyMcKean said ... Blogs do not add to the ratings,
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I have to disagree. The other evening I was reading here when Kate was “dancing” on DWTS, and someone posted, “OMG, ROFL. I’m watching Kate dance.” Well, I was soooo tempted to see what was so darn funny that I almost tuned in. I’m sure some did, just because of the curiosity that post created. The blogs keep those of us who are addicted reading and posting, thus staying addicted. The addicted will have a more difficult time NOT watching the program. Watching feeds the addiction, which gives the addicted a continued reason to keep posting, and it goes around and around.
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MickeyMcKean said...Yes, most definitely the joke is on the haterz, also known as child advocates. After all some posters have said straight up that they will watch because they want to be snarky about Kate. My POV is that they will do so without taking into consideration that this keeps the kids on TV too.
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Very true. It's one thing to say one is a child advocate, but another to give up the entertainment value and the addiction and put the Gosselin saga behind and find better things to do with one's time.

TVSnark said...

Jon was her husband. MOST wives like to make their husbands happy. MOST wives.

Markiesnana said...

There's something about her smile in this pose. Maybe she had her friend take the pic, or one of her pap people.
But in any case, it wasn't her usual forced smile look, nor her grumpy look she uses around her kids. It's an actual pleased, happy to be with Steve look.
Maybe this year, they will be making an announcement that she is moving on.

pa mom too said...

Pa Mom ALSO, regarding any comprominsing photos of Kate and Steve: Kate might be an idiot, but she's not stupid. She knows what she wants and she isn't about to screw it up. If she messed up even one time with Steve, and it was proven to be true, she would be done. No longer could she pretend to be poor Kate, the single mom of 8 . What she would be, is guilty of fooling around with a married man. The women in the lives of Tiger Woods and Jesse James, who are both married men, are not looked upon too kindly. And neither would Kate be.

Anonymous said...

I like how we're not supposed to believe Kate is having an affair with a married man who spends more time alone with her than he ever has his wife because we're not in their bedroom watching it happen, but we are supposed to believe the kids are happy, healthy and loving this, just because Kate SAYS SO.

pa mom too said...

typo at 7:11. Compromising.

GoPoshGo said...

AuntieAnn said...
"First she sells her kids to the media, then she says she protects them from the media. Does she hear herself?"

You hit the nail on the head, AuntieAnn. Kate invited the cameras into the kids' most personal space (namely, their HOME), and now turns around and complains that the media invade their privacy? I'm sorry, but IMO NOBODY on a "reality" TV show has a leg to stand on when they complain about unwanted media attention. They all made a conscious choice to sell their (or their kids') privacy to the highest bidder. Any of them who complains about privacy violations is just a hypocrite, plain and simple.

CJ said...

New theory about Kate and Steve or Jamie. IMO Kate is asexual. She has no need for sex from anyone, UNLESS the person can be beneficial to her future goals.

Also, about the rumors re Kate & Steve, and no pictures... if they have adjoining rooms, it isn't hard to open the door between them and no one would ever know.

Anonymous said...

ADMINISTRATOR, HOW DO YOU KNOW THAT KATE IS SCREWING UP HER KIDS FOR LIFE? They have just as good a chance as ANY kids to grow up to be normal, productive, citizens. Please answer me, Administrator, why do you think the kids are screwed for life? You do not have a crystal ball. And your efforts on this blog have done NOTHING to stop her.

AuntieAnn said...

PA Mom ALSO,

Furthermore, is it really our business what is done behind closed doors? If his wife is unconcerned about it, why should the public deserve answers?

Kate put herself out there and that's the chance she took when she decided to become a famous supermom extraordinaire. I can scrutinize the child exploiter all I care to because she's a lying sack of shit. I believe she's doing her bodyguard and I don't expect her to admit it in this lifetime.

What IS none of my business is if you believe it or not.

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"Jon said he doesn't like him, so why doesn't Kate toss him?"

Huh? Since when would Kate do as Jon wishes? Furthermore, WHY would she? That's probably the least of her concerns -- making Jon happy.


( Not sure what you're responding to... I didn't write it.)

AuntieAnn said...

GoPoshGo said,
Any of them who complains about privacy violations is just a hypocrite, plain and simple.

Perfectly stated GPG. The contract with TLC could have been broken. Paul Petersen even offered to help. Money and greed overtook Kate's moral standards, if she ever had any to begin with. Now she can deal with the intrusions, poor thing. Pass me a tissue, please.

GoPoshGo said...

Does anyone else find it odd that in the clip of Steve & Kate, Steve says, "You want me to cancel the dancing, is that what you want?" Huh??? Since when does a bodyguard handle the professional commitments of the client he's hired to protect physically? Isn't a bodyguard's job to be quiet and look out for physical dangers/threats to his client? If Kate didn't want to dance, wouldn't it be Kate's AGENT'S job to notify DWTS???? Alleged affairs and adjoining hotel rooms ... who knows. But it seems pretty obvious from Steve's statement that he is MORE than just a silent bodyguard.

Carolina Gal said...

Anon 7:12 - Exactly.

"In that case, every celebrity seen in the company of a member of the opposite sex would be accused of having an affair with that person."

But, that's not the case here. We're not talking about "seen in the company of a member of the opposite sex", (as in ocassionally) we're speaking of two people who are constantly in the company of the same person who is a member of the opposite sex, over and over, repeatedly, for 3+ years. If they're not in a sexual relationship, there's something even more 'fishy' about this duo. One of them gay, perhaps? Just speculating. But you're right, I don't care. Again, it always comes back to the kids...the ones who will suffer for their parents screw-ups. Anon 7:12 - Exactly.

"In that case, every celebrity seen in the company of a member of the opposite sex would be accused of having an affair with that person."

But, that's not the case here. We're not talking about "seen in the company of a member of the opposite sex", (as in ocassionally) we're speaking of two people who are constantly in the company of the same person who is a member of the opposite sex, over and over, repeatedly, for 3+ years. If they're not in a sexual relationship, there's something even more 'fishy' about this duo. One of them gay, perhaps? Just speculating. But you're right, I don't care. Again, it always comes back to the kids...the ones who will suffer for their parents screw-ups.

Carolina Gal said...

Sorry for the repeat in one post??????????

itsaboutthekids said...

I too found it curious that Steve was asking about cancelling the dancing gig. Let's face it, Steve is a jack of all trades for Kate. A little of this, a little of that. Whatever TLC and Kate want him to be.

The Names the Game said...

Can anyone here tell me why everyone is so into discussing/speculating on Kate and Steve?

All this is absolutely, without a doubt, completely ludicrous.

DO YOU ALL CARE THAT MUCH?

Carol said...

I feel the same way about the show. I mean, all it is is Kate and all her helpers and the eight kids going on non-stop trips, doing non-stop "fun" stuff (that might be fun if they weren't working for that dollar for Mommy and if Mommy didn't pathologically suck the fun out of everything).

It's boring! And the kids aren't getting any younger or cuter--the American viewing public is fickle and will be moving on from her this season, mark my words. The numbers will be in the tank, especially for that Twisted Kate show.

And no, I'm not watching any of it, not even clips, I don't even click to links of her on here.

itsaboutthekids said...

The Names the Game said...

What do you want to talk about?

Call Me Crazy said...

Mickey McKean said:

NO TELEVISION VIEWERS = NO RATINGS

Besides IMHO the haterz outnumber the loverz big time these days, so if the show is a success my guess will be that it is the haterz who are keeping Kate on TV, as well as keeping the kids W-O-R-K-I-N-G.

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Hi Mickey - Well said! You are 100% spot on. And what you have stated is my biggest frustration.

Everyone must decide for himself/herself whether to watch. However, I feel VERY strongly that anyone, anywhere who claims to be angry, upset, disturbed, distressed, worried about, frustrated, disgusted, repulsed, or incensed about what is happening to these children, yet STILL tunes in to these shows is an out-and-out hypocrite. I have spoken out against the continued filming of these children; therefore, I have a moral obligation to not contribute in any way to perpetuating it.

The Names the Game said...

itsaboutthekids said...

The Names the Game said...

What do you want to talk about?
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I think it would be more productive, although not half as stimulating for many, obviously, to discuss ways to break this Kate addiction and STOP FEEDING THE TLC PROMOTIONAL BANDWAGON and getting back to life without Kate.

Livvy said...

If Steve were truly a bodyguard he wouldn't be sleeping in an adjoining room. Kate would be in her room and the bodyguard sitting or standing in the hallway watching the door. Simply put, one person cannot be a body guard. They have to sleep sometime.

itsaboutthekids said...

I think it would be more productive, although not half as stimulating for many, obviously, to discuss ways to break this Kate addiction and STOP FEEDING THE TLC PROMOTIONAL BANDWAGON and getting back to life without Kate.

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What's your suggestions?

Anonymous said...

"I believe she's doing her bodyguard and I don't expect her to admit it in this lifetime."

And this affects you (us) in what way? How does it change our lives, and why should we even worry, care, or speculate about who is "doing" whom? Why is she required to admit it to any of us?

The Names the Game said...

Mickey McKean said…NO TELEVISION VIEWERS = NO RATINGS

Besides IMHO the haterz outnumber the loverz big time these days, so if the show is a success my guess will be that it is the haterz who are keeping Kate on TV, as well as keeping the kids W-O-R-K-I-N-G.
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Call Me Crazy said... Everyone must decide for himself/herself whether to watch. However, I feel VERY strongly that anyone, anywhere who claims to be angry, upset, disturbed, distressed, worried about, frustrated, disgusted, repulsed, or incensed about what is happening to these children, yet STILL tunes in to these shows is an out-and-out hypocrite. I have spoken out against the continued filming of these children; therefore, I have a moral obligation to not contribute in any way to perpetuating it.
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BRAVO!

The Names the Game said...

itsaboutthekids said... What's your suggestions?
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As to what to talk about instead? I actually made a list but then decided that would be a turnoff. I guess if people can't figure out what to do instead of blogging about Kate, there's not a list I can provide of alternatives that will appeal to them.

Anonymous said...

"DO YOU ALL CARE THAT MUCH?"

Apparently some do, and one would wonder WHY some care that much?

"I like how we're not supposed to believe Kate is having an affair with a married man who spends more time alone with her than he ever has his wife..."

How in the world could anyone possibly know how much time alone he has EVER spent with his wife? He's been married to his wife much longer than he has been in Kate's company.

Kelly said...

My opinion is that Steve is more than just a rat handed handler for TLC. Trust me, as a former cop, no former cop would be assigned to one person as a bodyguard, 24/7. Even the same Secret Service personel don't guard the President 24/7. They work in shifts. One person assigned as a body guard wouldn't be worth his weight in gold, guarding a dignitary for the hours that Rat Claws is guarding shopping cart.

This body guard photo-op is going to be Shopping Karts demise and the fact that she continues to travel with a body guard is going to be Kart's 15 minutes of fame going up in smoke. Her kids need the protection, Not Kate. Go figure.

Rat Claws is just a TLC handler. I'd rather be cleaning toilets anonymously than being photographed being Karts "Handler" aka Bodyguard.

AuntieAnn said...

Anonymous said...

And this affects you (us) in what way? How does it change our lives, and why should we even worry, care, or speculate about who is "doing" whom? Why is she required to admit it to any of us?

I think the bigger question is why do you care how it affects me, "Anonymous"?

Kelly said...

P.S. As to Steve's photo op, looking at Karts sweater puppies, As a guy, she is SO NOT THAT. I'd be more turned on looking at a paper plate with a Panera Bread cinnamon bagel than oggle over anything about Kate Gosselin. She is just not sexy. Clothed or naked. She's a pit bull in human skin. Ugly.

The Names the Game said...

I'll give one thing to the TLC PR people. They know exactly what to put out there in the media to ratchet up the chatter.

It's not my idea of an honorable profession, manipulating the masses, but the pay must be terrific.

Livvy said...

Anonymous said...

And this affects you (us) in what way? How does it change our lives, and why should we even worry, care, or speculate about who is "doing" whom? Why is she required to admit it to any of us?

Kate is a divorced woman and entitled to do what ever she pleases. The problem is her 'holier than thou' attitude when she condemns Jon for doing exactly what she is doing.

PatE said...

Kate made a choice in 2008-9.

She placed her time traveling with Steve above the health of her children. She wanted Jon to keep his mouth shut and go with the program for the kids.

She has denied her children their father. Period. No one places a "bodyguard" above a marriage.

Remember when she took Mady alone to CA. Bet Steve was there. Who knows, maybe Steve likes bossy women that like to beat up on men. Some men pay good money to be degrated!

Kate is reinventing herself to be a cougar, that means she has someone or she is looking.

AuntieAnn said...

She's not only denied them their father but their grandparents, cousins and aunt and uncle. She's a control freak who is guarding those kids not because she's afraid something will happen to them, but that something might leak out and happen to her.

I don't know if he went with Kate and Mady to San Diego although he probably did, but I do remember a disturbing photo of him and one of the three youngest girls with her head in his crotch at Bald Head Island. It doesn't matter how innocent it was, it looked disgusting. How close is this rodent to the family anyway?

Anonymous said...

Does anyone share my theory that the reason kate has estranged so many people including her whole family is because she can't have too many people in on the sham or someone will whistleblow....just a few carefully controlled PAID people with confidentiality contracts. You can't very easily make your own mother sign a confidentiality contract. So better to estrange her than risk her busting you.

Lauren said...

I had some thoughts about Steve's interview in the upcoming TLC special.

If Steve were "only" a bodyguard it would not be his place to speak about his client, Kate.

I think the only time you see bodyguards speaking about their client is when the bodyguard is suing their client or selling a tell-all book about their client.

IMO, It is out of line for Steve to be commenting publicly about his "client" Kate.

Steve has crossed that invisible line between him and his client. I think it tarnishes his professionalism.

It also confirms -to me- that they are in a relationship.

my9cats said...

There are pictures of Ratclaw with Kate and Mady in San Diego. Saw them, don't remember which site posted them.

Update on Tabitha.
After a rough day of trying to forcefeed/medicate my poor sweetie, a few minutes ago she ate 3 spoonfuls of soft kitten food. Guess she figured she's better off eating on her own rather than have a syringe down her throat. The sad part is Tabbs is royally pissed off at me. My little purrer transformed into a snarler. Hope it's short-lived. Have any of you fur-mommies on 15 had an experience similar to this?

Starz22 said...

Ok...most of us had started watching the show to see how this couple deals with having 8 kids..6 being of the same age.Attack me if you must.I have never thought the tups were anymore special or better looking than any other kids.I dont see them as the new faces for all things kids are.They are cute kids..so are my kids...and my brothers kids...and my sisters 1st child whos 5 months old.My neighbor has 2 cute kids also.
I tuned in to see a married couple deal with 8 kids.After a few epis...I knew there was something very wrong with Kate.I saw a mother who had NO connection with her 8 kids.The way she treated Jon made my skin crawl.

I saw kate who did nothing other than bark orders to the people helping care for the kids.
Kate is NOT a super single mom who lives for her kids.The kids live for kate.Kate made it clear that she DESERVES to live a life on the red carpet b/c she had 8 OMG count them 8 kids.
We have all seen that kate isnt happy to be with the kids...she cant let anyone do or be more for the kids or she would lose her game.

She will never give anyone else the reins to the kids.She KNOWS without trying to play super mom...she'd be out of any fame she's looking for.Without the 8 she has NOTHING.She is banking on the fact that people believe all her crap.It dosent matter if she dosent see the kids for 2 weeks...shes doing what she needs to do to support them.Until people figure this out nothing will change!

We can bitch and moan all we want...Peoples minds are made up.I think its very true when kate says 90% of MY audience hates me...but they still watch.

So here we go...we have been challenged by TLC and kate...DONT WATCH!! This is the only hope those kids have.If we dont watch the show it will fail and the kids will be off the air!YES its that easy.
We know that nothing has changed...its gonna be kate squeeling and demanding camera time.SO WHY watch? There are more "haters" than sheeple..So dont watch the damn shows.I dont click on anything kate...I dont click on the links that people put on this site or anyother site.I dont go to that radar thing or anything else.Any attention you give her counts.

We really have nothing better to do than snark at the clothes kates wearing or what shoes she has on? I really dont give a shit! Sorry to be so blunt...but really...I dont care about kate.

The public will keep these shows going...cause you JUST had to watch.Even the people who are trying hard to stop the show cant look away...They just HAVE to watch.It just dosent make sence!

Come sunday...I wont tune in...I wont even peek...I dont care about watching it on you-tube or anything else.I want to be done with anything and everything Gosseling!

Sorry for such a long rant...But really people its that easy!! DONT WATCH!! If you dont watch...they wont come!

starz22 said...

my9 cats...I had my most beloved cat for 19 years...Had her longer than my kids.She lost all her teeth and became very Ill...It was so hard for me to realize it was time to let her go.With no front claws and one fang left...she still would bring her kills home.

I finally saw how much she was hurting and had to put her down.It was SO hard to do.Animals will never show how weak they really are...its not in thier nature...weakness = death.As your kittys mom...you will know what you need to do and when you need to do it.

mama san said...

noticed that Kate is now wearing 3 necklaces. Any ideas? Steve's position is questionable. When does a company allow a bodyguard to voice an opinion on TV. I wonder if his kids are embarrassed about all of the scuttlebutt. Just wondering, that's all.

pa mom too said...

my9cats, I think Tabitha will adjust to this "change" in a little while. She's obviously annoyed with everything that's going on with the wire on her jaw. Poor little kitty. :( Hang in there and give her lots of hugs...when she's not snarling at you. ;)

pa mom too said...

Anonymous said...
"I believe she's doing her bodyguard and I don't expect her to admit it in this lifetime."

And this affects you (us) in what way? How does it change our lives, and why should we even worry, care, or speculate about who is "doing" whom? Why is she required to admit it to any of us?
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Of course Kate won't admit anything about Steve , if there is something going on between them. She won't even admit that she is purposely using her children to keep herself in the spotlight.

Just saying said...

Lauren, just because a bodyguard speaks out about how his client is being hassled does not mean they are in a relationship!! Not much different than an attorney making a statement on behalf of their client.

fidosmommy said...

Maybe Steve has been promoted from bodyguard to
agent. Maybe he's the one who makes her nail appointments and calls the paps to film it for posterity.

ICSillyPeople said...

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Call Me Crazy said... Everyone must decide for himself/herself whether to watch. However, I feel VERY strongly that anyone, anywhere who claims to be angry, upset, disturbed, distressed, worried about, frustrated, disgusted, repulsed, or incensed about what is happening to these children, yet STILL tunes in to these shows is an out-and-out hypocrite. I have spoken out against the continued filming of these children; therefore, I have a moral obligation to not contribute in any way to perpetuating it.
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EXACTLY !!! Clap clap clap clap clap clapclap clap clap clap clapclap clap

This and Kate together w/ TLC know that 90% of her audience despises her and only watch to see what kind of outrageous behavior she will be flaunting. This could be another item of safety for theses kids: At what lengths will Kate/TLC go to, to make this show and keep it a hit?

Kelly said...

Bodyguards don't hold doors, carry luggage, exit a vehicle after their charge has exited, don't wear sandals, usually have a backup for support and don't speak to anyone other than to say, "clear the area".

Steve is anything but a bodyguard. He wouldn't make a pimple on a bodyguards butt.

Laura D. said...

AND, Kate, it's not "...kinda finding a new normal for the kids and I", it's the kids and ME! Grrr...she thinks she sounds so 'literate' cos she uses I, even when it's wrong.
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That's how we know she does not write her own blog.

Twinner said...

My9cats Sorry about Tabitha. Cats are worse than kids because they can't tell you what they want. My fur girl Sadie was not as bad as your girl but a few months ago we thought we were going to lose her. She was anemic and lost 2 pounds in 11 days. The vet was surprised she was even still alive. (there is a long story behind it, too long for here) She was a dry food only girl, but the vet told us to force feed her wet food to get her strength up. She ate fine for the vet when she showed us how to do it. (I think because she was starving) but when my sister and I feed her at home, it took two of us to feed her, one to hold her down and one to push the food in. We were taking a break in between syringes and she started licking the food. We thought the same as you, she though she was better off eating something rather than having something forced down you. She was on wet for about a month, and then stopped eating it. She was acting like her old self by then, so we went back to the dry, and she is still good.

She did go through a period of not wanting anything to do with us, but now she is back to being her normal self. Although she is afraid of thunder now.

Anonymous said...

I agree with Lauren's comment - it is not appropriate for a bodyguard to be making personal comments - and on camera at that - about his client.

Anonymous said...

I have to decide what I am watching on Sunday night. There is a new episode of a reality show that is my absolute most embarassing-to-admit-I-like-it reality show: BRIDEZILLAS!

There is also a brand spankin' new series starring one of my favorite blonde celebrities: Scoundrels on ABC starring Virginia Madsen!

OR - I can pull out the photos/ DVDs of our family's three trips to Discovery Cove - LOVE that place! We have pics of trips to Disney World, and Universal, and Sea World, and Ripley's Believe It or Not, and some of the state parks in Florida, and we drove our own boat on that Boggy Creek airboat thingie, and we have been to see the alligators, and I can guarantee no product placements on my photos. If that is not enough, I got photos from Hilton Head and Myrtle Beach South Carolina, and Nag's Head and Hatteras North Carolina, and Virginia Beach right down the road...
Looking at my own vacation photos is just so much more fun than looking at someone else's.

Joy in Virginia

CJ said...

Joy in Virginia
Ya mean ya went to all those places and paid for it ur self? Ya mean TLC didn't help ya out sending the family on those vacas?

Isn't it amazing, real families can work real jobs, save and afford to do things like this without outside corporate financial help. What is this world coming to? Kate - Are you listening?

Anonymous said...

"I think the bigger question is why do you care how it affects me, "Anonymous"?"

I don't. Never said that I do. I used the generic US, WE, and YOU. I think you missed the point of my comment, which is why should ANY OF US (not YOU in particular) be concerned about who or what Kate "DOES" behind closed doors, and furthermore, does she have an obligation to report or disclose those "activities?" I think not. Granted, it makes good gossip, but is that really what this blog is all about? Speculation in this case is kind of like the old "Whisper Down the Lane" game. By the time it gets to the last person, the story is distorted and many times those rumors are reported as facts.

Steve may be more than just a bodyguard...he may make scheduling decisions for her, as well as being a mentor. Years ago, one of my friends had a paid employee travel with her. That person wore many hats, including the role of "bodyguard," although it wasn't called that. His title was security advisor. He also acted as a personal assistant. We don't know what Steve was hired to do, or exactly what his duties involve, although some will say that there is a "relationship" of a sexual nature going on there. We don't know, and is it really our business?
I thought this blog was "dedicated" to discussing the exploitation of children on reality television, the loss of privacy and normal childhood for these kids...NOT their mother's sex life (or lack of it). It would be nice if we could get back to the original premise at hand.
I will say, though, that if "Rat Claw" put his hands on me, as he did with ADMIN, it wouldn't have been the last of it. Something would have gone down, and he would have been called out for it. I wouldn't have been as "forgiving" as she reportedly was. I couldn't have just walked away. I admire her ability to just chalk it up to another day in the life of our gal Kate.

PA Mom ALSO said...

"just a few carefully controlled PAID people with confidentiality contracts. You can't very easily make your own mother sign a confidentiality contract. So better to estrange her than risk her busting you."

How does being estranged from her family prevent her mother from busting her? She still could spill the beans about what is going on, and how shattered their lives have been since they are alienated from the children. They keep quiet, CA or not.

itsaboutthekids said...

http://www.tvsquad.com/2010/06/04/today-needs-to-end-its-kate-gosselin-addiction/

'Today' Needs to End its Kate Gosselin Addiction
by Joel Keller, posted Jun 4th 2010 4:02PM

The other day, I wrote about how Fox might find they have diminishing returns with 'Glee' when it enters its third season. Well, the same can be said of the 'Today' show and what seems to be their favorite guest, Kate Gosselin.

It feels like every couple of months, Kate appears in Studio 1A, all coiffed, perma-tanned and ready to bear her feelings to Meredith Vieira or whoever happens to be there that day. She did it just this morning, coming on to promote her return to TLC in 'Kate Plus 8' and to yet again flog her book, 'I Just Want You To Know.'

Here's the problem: She did the same thing in April, promoting the book as well as her appearance on 'Dancing with The Stars.' In fact, in the year or so since Kate's marriage to the Ed Hardy-lovin' Jon Gosselin started to dissolve (yes, I know ... where does the time go?), Kate has been on 'Today' a whopping six times, including the excerpts from the TLC special she did with Natalie Morales. That's approximately once every other month. She's been on so often, I'm starting to think she should be in the promos with Matt, Meredith, Al and Ann.

The impact of each of these interviews, however, lessens every time Kate comes on the air. Last year, everyone wanted to hear from Kate as Jon was caught philandering around and spiking his hair. She was the wronged wife, and whether we liked her or not, we wanted to hear from her.

After the divorce we wanted to hear from her because we wanted to see if she was going to break down and sob all over the set. At the very least, we wanted to see if she decided to throw caution to the wind and ditch that oddball hairstyle that was her signature through the last few years of her marriage and the 'Jon and Kate Plus 8' series.

Now, we just don't care. Or at least less of us care. I certainly don't.

'Today' keeps going to this well for the obvious reason: ratings. But how many times can they keep doing this and expecting people to watch? As it was, this appearance wasn't hyped with the fanfare that they had used with previous appearances. This time around, Kate was essentially just another celebrity promoting a new project, on the same level as a Jaimie Foxx or Sarah Jessica Parker.


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I'm starting to wonder if Kate has crossed over into the "how can we miss you if you never leave?" stage of her career. On PopEater a couple of months ago, I said that Kate might as well cash in on her fame now, given the fact that raising eight kids costs a buttload of money. But there are ways to take advantage of the fame without going through emotionally-wrenching interviews every other month. She doesn't need to flog every single project she has. She can just do her series, go on her book tours and do her dancing contests. The more she does these "exclusive" interviews, the closer she'll get to the point where audiences are going to start to tune her out.

But 'Today' needs to stop being her enabler. If they know what's good for them, they need to wean themselves from their Kate addiction now. I'm sure there will be more than enough material to fill the space; Kirstie Alley can't be ticked at them forever.

Is the 'Today' show overdoing it with Kate?

MickeyMcKean said...

IATK - thank you for posting the article. I did not watch Kate on Today but I heard about her appearance and I swear I wondered whether or not Meredith Vierra will ever take off her rose colored glasses when it comes to Kate.

It also crossed my mind that they are enabling Kate and therefore exploiting her children, all due to ratings.

I agree with the author - NBC needs to wean themselves from their Kate addiction.

As it is I had to wean myself from NBC to get away from Kate.

PaMa said...

Anonymous said ...
"I thought this blog was "dedicated" to discussing the exploitation of children on reality television, the loss of privacy and normal childhood for these kids...NOT their mother's sex life (or lack of it). It would be nice if we could get back to the original premise at hand."

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As posted at the top of every thread on this blog and describing its purpose: A blog chronicling every move Jon, Kate, and TLC make post-divorce on their quest to further their fame and fortune on the backs of eight children. If you want to hold their feet to the fire too, come join the conversation.

I don't see that it states anywhere that this blog is dedicated to the exploitation of children on reality TV. I think maybe you're confusing this blog with another blog which does emphasize the exploitation aspect more.

Barbara said...

I believe it's not so much ABC as TLC promoting her. They have to keep her in the public eye because 90@ of the people don't like her and if that 10% quit watching, they have to replace them with people who don't know anything about Kate. Kate is their golden girl. They are, by their own admission, afraid that if they don't keep her and promote her, another station will grab her up. Revenue -- it's all about money. TLC signed out on anything remotely moral or good standard programming when they put on Toddlers and Tiaras.

Anonymous said...

"I don't see that it states anywhere that this blog is dedicated to the exploitation of children on reality TV."

Okay. Fair enough. I didn't know that Kate's sex life was up for grabs and under scrutiny here, and as you pointed out..."on their quest to further their fame and fortune on the backs of eight children!" I don't know how her alledged affair is furthering her fame and fortune on the backs of her eight children, but I guess anything is possible!

IDModo said...

Back to the pic at the top of this page- I think Kate looks smug.Her expression says to me,"I"ve got everything I want, and YOU don't, and you'll never know the truth!" - as she walks into her hotel with Steve. That's not happiness, that's smug self satisfaction.Does anybody else see this or am I reading too much into it?

MickeyMcKean said...

For the record:

A long time ago Steve was referred to as a bodyguard and from that point on that is how he has been labeled. Nowadays I suspect his real role was to protect Kate from saying something that will ultimately be detrimental to the TLC brand and of course to keep people asking her hard questions point blank at book signings. Kudos to Steve for getting such a well paying cushy job even if I personally would not want it. I suspect that the reason he is talking now is because is being paid to do so to generate interest in tuning in to the show tonight and/or he is involved with Kate.

I do not give a rip about Kate's alleged sex life; I do not care who Kate is or is not sleeping with, and the same thing goes for Jon. Fact is I do not care what anyone does behind closed doors unless the person I'm in love with might be behind said door. Only then does it impact MY life in any way.

I know Kate got a free tummy tuck and yes I suspect she got a boob job too. I don't care if she had the surgery, but I do note that she lies about it when the evidence is there in many before and after photos.

I do not care that Kate gets her nails and feet done on a regular basis because so do I. As for her fake bakes I get them too before I go to Hawaii so I can be outside for longer periods of time.

I do not care what Kate wears or does not wear and/or where she buys her clothes. I could care less about her footwear but then I live in tennis shoes.

My point is that I really like this blog because it does not go on and on about these things - if I wanted to read this kind of tripe I know where to go.

I personally can say that I have stopped watching children on reality TV shows because of J&K+8. See I no longer consider watching a real family living in a fish bowl entertainment. I do not watch the Duggars or any of the other families either. Whereas on LPBW where the kids are older, I might have continued to watch the show but I stopped because of the gun incident between the two brothers. IMO the TLC camera person should have stopped filming and diffused the situation before Jacob got shot. IMO potentially permanently maiming a child on TV does not make "good television".

I will NOT be watching Kate+8 on my TV. I am NOT a hypocrite. I will probably read a recap and eventually I may watch it on You Tube.

I am a child advocate and I will continue to do whatever I can in order to get the Gosselin children in particular OFF MY TV. For today I can type this:

To SAVE THE 8 -- DO NOT WATCH OR RECORD KATE +8!!!

JMO

PA Mom ALSO said...

"That's not happiness, that's smug self satisfaction.Does anybody else see this or am I reading too much into it?"

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I just found it interesting that she's smiling with HER MOUTH CLOSED! Perhaps she doesn't want another Shrek donkey, side-by-side comparison posted again!

K8STFU said...

IDModo:

I absolutely agree with you. The smug smirk on her face is probably the first genuine "smile" I've seen from her.

Anonymous said...

i think it is about the hypocrisy with Kate. She swore she would take the "high road" and not discuss the divorce or Jon in public. She does it in eery interview. The public is constantly slamming Jons choice of companions but Steve who is MARRIED is constantly traveling with Kate under the bodyguard title. If Haily was a homewrecker than so is Kate. Her kids are the most important thing to her, but she is never with them. She can't pay her bills, but she has $$$$beauty treatments(nails, extensions tatas)She kicked her husband to the curb long before he was seen with women at bars, but she goes along with bashing him because "he" was the reason for the split. Then there are the people who will watch this disaster tomorrow night. They claim to "love the children and Kate". Those kids are being exploited and anyone who watches is an accomplice

disgusted in pa said...

IDModo-- yep, I thought the same thing when I saw that pic! That smile should be in the dictionary under the word "smug."
Kate really does not care what anyone thinks of her, as long as she gets what she wants. She uses people and can turn on the charm or emotions as long as there is some purpose or benefit to her.

Judy said...

Anonymous said...

Those kids are being exploited and anyone who watches is an accomplice
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~II totally agree with this statement.

cherier1 said...

Very interesting article about Bravo and it's reality shows. Significant for this blog in how viewer comments on the web are scanned and processed and sometimes manipulated through tweets and other scoial media.


http://www.nytimes.com/2010/06/06/business/06bravo.html?ref=business&pagewanted=all

Carolina Gal said...

Anonymous said ...
"I thought this blog was "dedicated" to discussing the exploitation of children on reality television, the loss of privacy and normal childhood for these kids...NOT their mother's sex life (or lack of it). It would be nice if we could get back to the original premise at hand."
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I like to think everyone on this site is against children being exploited on TV. I think it's safe to say, at this point in time, that the G8 will probably be off TV because, every program comes to an end, at some point in time. I'm not sure that PA's efforts (Rep. Murt) will do anything to deter TLC from filming, then, the only thing that will do that, is when the sponsors see the viewship going down and aren't buying time on that show, and then TLC will put an end to Khate!

As for Kate's sex life or lack of, I find it interesting because she has done nothing but put Jon down (w/TLC's help of course) for supposedly running around, yet, as someone said, she has spent the last 3 yrs. traveling alone w/Steve? I think they may be sleeping w/each other, and there's nothing more I would want, second only to the kids (all kids) getting off reality TV, than to see Kate exposed for the hypocritical, lying, deceiving, dishonest, self-absorbed, b*tch she is. Yeah, I'd love for a pap to get a pic of Kate and Steve, holding hands, kissing, hugging, whatever. I'd pay good money to see that! BTW, It is my belief, that only something "like" her being exposed for the phoney she is, will bring her down to the point where she MAY get the help she needs. That is the only hope I see, for those kids ever having a life. Getting them off TV is great, but what they will have to live with after that, is another story. So, that's the big reason I'm curious/interested in Khate's 'sex' life...before you reply with "is that all you want, is to see her brought down", IMO, that is the only way she will ever 'see' herself for what she is and has become, and consider seeking help.

Carolina Gal said...

Admin, have or would you, consider not accepting "Anonymous" posts?

alana said...

IDModo,

SMUG is as smug does! THAT is the first word that popped in to my head the second I saw that smug-ugly picture of Take. YOU were spot on with your comment.

PatE said...

...another telling moment. Kate at ranch with three boys and steve. Hooker heels and after boob job.

Later:

Steve watching kids and kate in indoor corral. Kate then leaves three tiny boys in corral to run after steve, without looking back. Boys not as important as keeping track of steve.

pa mom too said...

Kelly said...
Bodyguards don't hold doors, carry luggage, exit a vehicle after their charge has exited, don't wear sandals, usually have a backup for support and don't speak to anyone other than to say, "clear the area".

Steve is anything but a bodyguard. He wouldn't make a pimple on a bodyguards butt.

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Totally agree with you !!
Recall Kate in the parking garage when she was going to be on Larry King's show ? The "real" paps were in her face and she was trying to cover her face and get away from them. Where was the protection from her bodyguard , the great ratclaws who won't allow someone to ask her a question in a bookstore ?? Well... he was strolling far behind like he was afraid to get involved.

And yes, the smile on her face in the picture at the top of the page is nothing less than SMUG. It's the first thing I thought of when I saw it.

Ingrid said...

"...Perhaps she doesn't want another Shrek donkey, side-by-side comparison posted again..."

http://i181.photobucket.com/albums/x50/grammadreams/misc/smugmugs.jpg

I don't post much but read here all the time. I couldn't resist. Obviously it doesn't have to be the mouth open smile to make her look like an a**-- I mean donkey
Love this blog!

You can click my name to get to it too I think.

Carolina Gal said...

Ingrid, good eye! LOL

pa mom too said...

Good one Ingrid ! LOL !

PA Mom ALSO said...

"IMO, that is the only way she will ever 'see' herself for what she is and has become, and consider seeking help."

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Can a pathological narcissist EVER really see what he/she has become? I would think that if she does get caught doing the deed, everyone and everything would be at fault...except her.

Nobody Likes a Narcissist said...

Administrator said...

I wonder at one point jealousy does play a role here. How many wonderful amazing 5 star vacations can you watch a family take before saying I'm sick of watching how "wonderful" their life is and how sad and blue collar mine is.

For that reason alone this show is on its last breath.

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That's along the lines of what I've been thinking this weekend. In this horrible economy we have, there are so many families beginning their second, maybe third summer of not being able to take a family vacation, even a long weekend away as they might have done in the past. So many people are unfortunately unemployed, or under-employed having lost good jobs and settled for lower paying jobs, or people with jobs but who have had pay cuts or reduced hours, and many people who haven't seen a raise in years. People have grown sick and tired of the economic situation and my guess is that even some Khate fans really are not in the mood to tune in and watch Khate and the kids on yet another freebie vacation that they don't need, and that Khate does not deserve. Nor are they in the mood to hear Khate complain about being a single mother who has to work, when she's in that large home on so many acres and the truth has been out all year as far as how much money she really has.

Moon and Mango said...

On the other hand, perhaps there are those who tune in to see a luxury vacation because they themselves cannot afford it in this economy. It's the closest they are going to get to a vacation. When watching these luxury trips, they can dream about what it would be like, putting themselves in her shoes. This is especially true of the young people who hold Kate up as a role model. They see what she has now, try to emulate her, and believe that one day they can be just like her, with the five-star vacations at their fingertips if they play their cards right.

Linda in NS said...

Smug looking witch isn't she. BTW I don't believe Ratboy is looking at Kate's fake boobs, his eyes seem to be averted away from her toward the door.

Vanessa said...

Smugness? Yes, I agree. BUT I really think the donkey analogy hit a nerve. I predict there will be more closed mouth "smile" shots of her from now on.

javalorum said...

Just saw the posts about Steve Neild being involved in all those super impressive positions. We just had an Olympic games recently and I was a volunteer. We worked with the security people and the majority of them are not police, but regular people hired from private security firms from all over the country. The events need some 8000 security people, they can't all be super cops or secret agents. They're really not that different from your local warehouse security guard. They weren't paid well either (like $10 an hour I heard) but food and accomadation was paid for, so just like volunteers, some security people also travel from games to games. It's a good opportunity to see a city at its best. "Served in leadership-roles", haha, that could be anything. He could be a little team leader in charge of 3 people or something. I don't think this guy really did much. He listed a lot of big events, but his contribution in them don't sound solid at all. I'm only a bit puzzled about President Clinton: the royal families can refer to anyone with a bit of royal blood (otherwise he'd say Prince x or Queen y), but you can't fake working with the secrete service. Unless they recruit local private security firms to inspect cars, clear the roads, etc. Still, what a laugh.

Ingrid said...

Once when President Bush drove through our area the local volunteer firefighters were asked to be out along the street as he passed through a small town of 300 -- for security reasons. (I knew the fire chief) I will have to tell him those firefighters could elaborate on their resumes with 'protecting' a president too. LOL.

javalorum said...

Just saw the posts about Steve Neild being involved in all those super impressive positions. We just had an Olympic games recently and I was a volunteer. We worked with the security people and the majority of them are not police, but regular people hired from private security firms from all over the country. The events need some 8000 security people, they can't all be super cops or secret agents. They're really not that different from your local warehouse security guard. They weren't paid well either (like $10 an hour I heard) but food and accomadation was paid for, so just like volunteers, some security people also travel from games to games. It's a good opportunity to see a city at its best. "Served in leadership-roles", haha, that could be anything. He could be a little team leader in charge of 3 people or something. I don't think this guy really did much. He listed a lot of big events, but his contribution in them don't sound solid at all. I'm only a bit puzzled about President Clinton: the royal families can refer to anyone with a bit of royal blood (otherwise he'd say Prince x or Queen y), but you can't fake working with the secrete service. Unless they recruit local private security firms to inspect cars, clear the roads, etc. Still, what a laugh.

Moon and Mango said...

On the other hand, perhaps there are those who tune in to see a luxury vacation because they themselves cannot afford it in this economy. It's the closest they are going to get to a vacation. When watching these luxury trips, they can dream about what it would be like, putting themselves in her shoes. This is especially true of the young people who hold Kate up as a role model. They see what she has now, try to emulate her, and believe that one day they can be just like her, with the five-star vacations at their fingertips if they play their cards right.

Linda in NS said...

Smug looking witch isn't she. BTW I don't believe Ratboy is looking at Kate's fake boobs, his eyes seem to be averted away from her toward the door.

Nobody Likes a Narcissist said...

Administrator said...

I wonder at one point jealousy does play a role here. How many wonderful amazing 5 star vacations can you watch a family take before saying I'm sick of watching how "wonderful" their life is and how sad and blue collar mine is.

For that reason alone this show is on its last breath.

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That's along the lines of what I've been thinking this weekend. In this horrible economy we have, there are so many families beginning their second, maybe third summer of not being able to take a family vacation, even a long weekend away as they might have done in the past. So many people are unfortunately unemployed, or under-employed having lost good jobs and settled for lower paying jobs, or people with jobs but who have had pay cuts or reduced hours, and many people who haven't seen a raise in years. People have grown sick and tired of the economic situation and my guess is that even some Khate fans really are not in the mood to tune in and watch Khate and the kids on yet another freebie vacation that they don't need, and that Khate does not deserve. Nor are they in the mood to hear Khate complain about being a single mother who has to work, when she's in that large home on so many acres and the truth has been out all year as far as how much money she really has.

pa mom too said...

Kelly said...
Bodyguards don't hold doors, carry luggage, exit a vehicle after their charge has exited, don't wear sandals, usually have a backup for support and don't speak to anyone other than to say, "clear the area".

Steve is anything but a bodyguard. He wouldn't make a pimple on a bodyguards butt.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Totally agree with you !!
Recall Kate in the parking garage when she was going to be on Larry King's show ? The "real" paps were in her face and she was trying to cover her face and get away from them. Where was the protection from her bodyguard , the great ratclaws who won't allow someone to ask her a question in a bookstore ?? Well... he was strolling far behind like he was afraid to get involved.

And yes, the smile on her face in the picture at the top of the page is nothing less than SMUG. It's the first thing I thought of when I saw it.

Carolina Gal said...

Admin, have or would you, consider not accepting "Anonymous" posts?

GoPoshGo said...

AuntieAnn said...
"First she sells her kids to the media, then she says she protects them from the media. Does she hear herself?"

You hit the nail on the head, AuntieAnn. Kate invited the cameras into the kids' most personal space (namely, their HOME), and now turns around and complains that the media invade their privacy? I'm sorry, but IMO NOBODY on a "reality" TV show has a leg to stand on when they complain about unwanted media attention. They all made a conscious choice to sell their (or their kids') privacy to the highest bidder. Any of them who complains about privacy violations is just a hypocrite, plain and simple.

The Names the Game said...

itsaboutthekids said... TLC is scrambling to drum up interest.
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I wouldn't exactly say "scrambling." Actually, I see them as pretty confident right now that they'll be getting enough ratings between the lovers and haterz to keep the farce running...whether those ratings will bring in the huge advertising dollars is no doubt a concern. Check out "TV by the Numbers." You'll see that among the top 25 cable shows, the lowest of the top 25 has 3.3 million viewers. Kate will surely top that the first night. How many of those 3.3 million or more will be haterz? Half?? It wouldn't surprise me in the least.
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MickeyMcKean said ... Blogs do not add to the ratings,
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I have to disagree. The other evening I was reading here when Kate was “dancing” on DWTS, and someone posted, “OMG, ROFL. I’m watching Kate dance.” Well, I was soooo tempted to see what was so darn funny that I almost tuned in. I’m sure some did, just because of the curiosity that post created. The blogs keep those of us who are addicted reading and posting, thus staying addicted. The addicted will have a more difficult time NOT watching the program. Watching feeds the addiction, which gives the addicted a continued reason to keep posting, and it goes around and around.
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MickeyMcKean said...Yes, most definitely the joke is on the haterz, also known as child advocates. After all some posters have said straight up that they will watch because they want to be snarky about Kate. My POV is that they will do so without taking into consideration that this keeps the kids on TV too.
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Very true. It's one thing to say one is a child advocate, but another to give up the entertainment value and the addiction and put the Gosselin saga behind and find better things to do with one's time.

pa mom too said...

I think TLC is afraid people won't tune in to see the kids on yet one more vacation, and they are afraid people won't tune in to see Kate lie and cry some more on the second show. So what does TLC do ??? They add Steve to the mix to try to ensure people tuning in. Steve is someone who never had a voice all this time, but all of a sudden...he speaks. And he speaks now because TLC is afraid.
The best thing anyone can do tomorrow night is to forget there even is such a thing as TLC. Don't give TLC what they are looking for. Don't watch Kate + 8 !

fidosmommy said...

IDModo said....
I wonder how TLC will explain the constant presence of Jamie Cole Ayers..Has she been hired by TLC?

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Remember there were rumors of Kate wanting Jamie to move to PA? Remember when she said she would help Jamie financially? Remember Kate telling us that Jamie would be staying with the kids this summer? I wonder if Jamie has actually packed up and moved herself and the kids to PA because TLC wants her to be a
helper who spills no beans. Best friends with Kate. You know, the new Beth Carson. You know, the one Kate kicked to the curb.

Maybe Jamie is the 'therapist' who is coming to the house, but it's for Kate's benefit. She'll listen to Kate, put up with Kate's moods, watch Kate's kids so Kate doesn't have to deal with them, thus lowering Kate's stress level....and TLC pays for it all?

MickeyMcKean said...

Re: In The Know of the Show said...
You are all playing right into TLC's hand with all the speculation about Kate and Steve. That's why that clip was released and why he is suddenly going to speak in the show. They know it will stir talk and curiosity.

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Of course it stirred talk and curiousity! Even I admitted earlier today that I knew why it was released because it made me want to see what else the rat claw wimp said. Nevertheless I will NOT tune in.

Chatter on the Internet does not mean ratings if NO ONE TURNS ON THE TV to watch or record the damn show. Watch it in a few days on you tube or a rerun people - your life will not end if you do not see it firsthand as a new episode.

NO TELEVISION VIEWERS = NO RATINGS

Blogs do not add to the ratings, it just gives TLC a clue as to what Kate should say or do next. Besides IMHO the haterz outnumber the loverz big time these days, so if the show is a success my guess will be that it is the haterz who are keeping Kate on TV, as well as keeping the kids W-O-R-K-I-N-G.

Yes, most definitely the joke is on the haterz, also known as child advocates. After all some posters have said straight up that they will watch because they want to be snarky about Kate. My POV is that they will do so without taking into consideration that this keeps the kids on TV too.

Now as I noted in my run in with 2 real people in the general public last week, neither one of them even knew about the blogs. No, they can't stand Kate and will not watch her new shows.

In any case, I expect the viewer numbers to be strong at the beginning but in the long run it will fizzle out. Too much main stream media has picked up on Kate, and the general people are not stupid.

TLC is scrambling trying to get people curious to watch because Kate has lost fans. Fact is, TLC is counting on the haterz to justify watching a train wreck so they keep tuning in.

To SAVE THE 8 - DO NOT WATCH OR RECORD KATE PLUS 8!!!

JMO.

MickeyMcKean said...

HEADS UP: The SchmeckyGirl post at 11:40 am is not from the real SchmeckyGirl.

As evidence, the first post on this thread by SchmeckyGirl has her picture next to her name, and the imposter posting does not.

In The Know of the Show said...

You are all playing right into TLC's hand with all the speculation about Kate and Steve. That's why that clip was released and why he is suddenly going to speak in the show. They know it will stir talk and curiosity.

In actuality, Steve in nothing more than a beard. It also explains Kate's general dislike of males. You are all speculating in the wrong direction.

Carolina Gal said...

KATE HAS WON. ADMINISTRATOR HAS LOST. SIMPLE.
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WTH does this even mean? What did ADMIN lose? What did Kate WIN? Please explain anonymous, if you are even able?

Anon @ 4:52. The 'scenarios' you write are rather odd. 70 y/o? Or a big bruiser of a woman? Of course, it is all speculation, isn't that what we do when we see pictures of Kate w/the kids, w/Jon, etc? Unless we've heard it from a reliable source, it's all speculation.

Anonymous said...

"But, you must admit, there is just something strange and curious about that set up that K and S have."

Would it be strange and curious if he were unattractive, 70-year-old, 350 pounds, and five feet tall? How about if the bodyguard were a woman - a real bruiser who could stand her ground against anyone and anything? Would the rumors still be flying? The fact is that Steve is reasonably attractive, which causes rumors of a relationship. It's totally possible there is one, but without proof, it's all speculation.

Anonymous said...

"Another reason to be suspicious here. When has Kate ever had someone in her life around for as long as Steve has been?"

He's a paid employee, and I would think if the money's right, he'd be inclined to stick around. I don't think he's staying with her out of the goodness of his heart.

NancyB said...

IdModo - The way I read this is that he did this work in New Zealand, his home country. He could not have actually done security for Clinton. You are correct and even when our Presidents travel, US Secret Service are responsible for all of their security.



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