Friday, June 4, 2010

Kate: "There's nothing negative" about the cameras

  • Kate says the crew are her "family". Why is all her new family paid to be around her?
  • Jon is "amicable" at this moment but she worries that could change at any moment. Parental alienation.
  • Kate tells young girls who are not married to "keep it that way." Bitter and unhappy.
  • Kate is not worried in the least about "exposing" the kids to the cameras again. The camera crew is "healthy" and "normal" to them. "There's nothing negative about it." I thought Jon said the kids didn't want to film anymore? When a camera crew full of revolving strangers is "healthy" for your kids, it's time to reassess.

100 sediments (sic) from readers:

Administrator said...

How can she now claim there is NOTHING negative about it when she herself just did a dance complaining how terrible the paparazzi are? The paparazzi isn't a negative here???

This woman is barking mad.

MonkeySee said...

All PR spin. All PR BS. SSDD.

Do not watch. Do not click.

cherier1 said...

Gotta keep the gravy train running...same old.

Tell me, did Meredith throw continual softballs again?

another kate said...

WHATthe heck is this broad thinking??? Now she wants Jon to GET a job. Didn't TLC along with kate cripple any outlook for a decent paying job for the last year plus. She produces upchuck in my throat..

pa mom too said...

All Kate cares about is the money and she will do or say anything to justify her actions of shoving the kids in front of the cameras. Where the hell is HER show if she's so freaking great and talented (in her own mind) ? Why isn't that on tv instead of Kate + 8 ?

Lauren said...

I'm turning on the "ignore" button for Kate.
I'm just going to let it ride.
Her fame will be over soon enough.
The money will be gone soon enough.
Rumor has it that the TLC execs are laughing at her behind her back.
They have convinced her that the way to fame and fortune is picking up garbage. How fitting, trash picking up trash.
She's sold out her flesh and blood for the highest corporate dollar.

Karma will come-a-calling and it will be a bitch.

Anonymous said...

Healthy is eating your vegetables and getting a good night's sleep. It is not living in a fishbowl. And nothing about Kate is normal at all.....

pa mom is right. It is all about the $$$

Just another girl....

*Sugar@Spice* said...

Well DUHHHHHH. Yes Kate is happy. She got her own way once again. The kids are on tv, she is in the spot light again, 2 new shows are lined up and the money is raking in again. Oh and also the cameras are back. So Kate can get her superficial love once again.

Once again Kate is perfect. She doesn't date like Jon. She is a mom first. Who gets all those hard q/a from the kids that deal with jons dating status. Oh how sad Kate. BOOO HOOOO..

Livvvy said...

On the Today show Kate said that the production crew sometimes babysits for the 8. WTH is that???

heather said...

I inadvertently caught it this morning while *gasp* I fed my own son. I actually sat in the chair, cut up his waffle and strawberries, talked to him. I know that concept is foreign, taking care of one's own child. And having fun while doing it.

ANYWAY--anyone notice she said the production crew babysits? UM I'm guessing that they get paid by TLC, right Kate? That they aren't doing this from the extreme love they have--it's called a J-O-B.

And the kids ARE probably happy the crew is back because now they get to go on trips. There are NO TRIPS if there is NO FILMING. I am positive TLC has a strict order in place restricting any and all travel without the express consent and FILMING by TLC.

Nothing like having a corporation as parent for a family.

SchmeckyGirl said...

I was surprised about the babysitting comment too! The production assistants babysit the kids?!?!??! And the crew is like family because they move heavy boxes for her?

SchmeckyGirl said...

Where are Jamie's kids?!?!?

justme said...

Kates new show,'Twist of Kate' features Kate riding on the back of a garbage truck.Big difference between riding the back of a truck and actually picking up garbage.Anyway,I bet she'll be riding the garbage truck that picked up their six can's of poopy diapers and trash from their E-town house.She'll explain to the sanitation workers that she had SIX babies...yes, SIX babies in diapers and there was nothing she could do about that icky, smelly garbage.She'll go on to say how greatful she is,that's why she left little gift's on top of the garbage cans for them.

SchmeckyGirl said...

Notice Kate on the Today Show kept saying Jon is being good (or something to that affect) FOR NOW or RIGHT NOW. She emphasized it several times. She couldn't just say yes things are amicable. She had to add that at any moment Jon can be irrational again.

GKWay said...

I hope it's ok for me to post this but I thought this was interesting. It's Dr Lillian Glass talking about Gary Coleman's wife and her analysis on her body language. I was thinking the G8 kids might fall for a similar person because they are so used to their own mother's own selfish and narcisstic personality.

You can click on my name to go directly to the link or copy and paste from below.

http://drlillianglassbodylanguageblog.wordpress.com/

GKWay said...

I was on the NY Daily News reading about Gary Coleman and Todd Bridges made this statemet:

"Imagine having major health problems. Imagine getting ripped off of all your money. Imagine being raised in a household where he wasn't taught how to love himself or to love others around him," Bridges said. "So when he hit the world at an adult age, he wasn't prepared."

With the exception of the health problems, the rest is like foreshadowing of what the Gosselin Kids will face in their future.

So sad :(

Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/gossip/2010/06/04/2010-06-04_todd_bridges_gary_colemans_diffrent_strokes_costar_says_he_has_late_actors_secre.html#ixzz0pu5uWRkj

IDModo said...

Of course the kids were glad to see the crew- they came bearing presents! What 6 year old would not run up to someone with a gift for them? That was staged for viewer consumption...
Using all-male crew members to babysit? I hope they got their clearances.And isn't it typical of Kate to see their value in terms of what they can do for her..That's how she saw her family and friends, and discarded them when they were no longer useful.
IMO,Kate also should not be explaining Jon's personal relationships to the kids,that's not her business; she should be saying "That's something you need to ask your Dad about." We all know that if she gets a chance to diminish Jon in any way,she will;she has made him out to be unstable and unreliable in the interview.
Never mind the Gosselins, all of us bloggers are going to need therapy after exposing ourselves to the continuous toxicity of this woman!LOL..

Anonymous said...

Please explain how causing eight children under nine years old to LOSE their privacy, probably for many years to come, is a positive. What is positive about this???

JudyK said...

Lauren, LOVED your comment.

itsaboutthekids said...

I thought the production crew were to NOT interfere with anything going on in the home, otherwise it wouldn't be "reality". So it's okay to babysit or move boxes, but it's not okay to step between kids that are beating on each other? Gotta keep that camera rolling because that's great footage!

itsaboutthekids said...

IDModo said....

Never mind the Gosselins, all of us bloggers are going to need therapy after exposing ourselves to the continuous toxicity of this woman!LOL..

IDModo, ROFLMAO! :)

PJ's momma said...

Folks, in the interview, she not only said things were 'amicable for the moment,' she said it could change at any time and OFTEN DOES. She threw Jon under the bus several times. I will say that I feel bad that she has to answer questions about Jon's girlfriends after the kids visit him (having been the confused child asking those questions) and I think Jon has made horrible choices, but can you imagine how psychologically damaged he is after living with her for 10 years? We only saw a couple of years of the way she treated him and it was awful - disrespectful, rude, hateful and just plain mean.

Just another 'me me me' interview with Meredith not asking any hard questions. And Kate, in the name of all that his holy, if you are going to continue wearing those stupid short skirts and stilettos, learn how to cross your fricken legs or at least your cankles. Meredith was providing an excellent example of sitting like a lady, about 1 foot away. Keeping your knees together with your feet splayed out to the side makes you look like a puppet on a string, waiting for your next act. Oh wait! You ARE!

Administrator said...

If Kate has a problem with Jon's girlfriend, she can trot her little fanny down to family law court and get an order he is not to allow significant others around the children. Courts make this order ALL THE TIME, especially when a divorce is so fresh. Otherwise shut up. Airing it all to Meredith and continuing to throw their father under the bus on national TV is PARENTAL ALIENATION any which way you slice it.

Jon is a loser. But no matter how much of a loser he is you don't trash your children's father, especially on national TV.

At some point the children will realize, half of me is Jon. Mommy hates Jon. Does Mommy hate half of me? This is what happens, ask anyone who works in family law.

Carol said...

Or ask anyone who was in the same situation as a child. My brother and I grew up convinced our mother DETESTED at LEAST half of us, since we were half our father.

JudyK said...

She said on TODAY that the kids ask her questions about Jon's girlfriends...wonder if they ask her about Steve? Oh, yeah...the same rules don't apply to Kate. At least Jon isn't messing around with married girlfriends.

mommyinca said...

I think the worst of this whole situation is that the media and the public (with a few exceptions), think Kate is justified in everything she does. Everyone has been conditioned to think the kids are "just playing" and they're "happy" because they get to go on trips.

Question: Has it been verified that this crew is in fact new? I thought they looked like brand new people but I could be wrong?

pa mom too said...

I just now watched the video, and I thought I heard Meredith say Kate breaks down and cries on one of Sunday's shows. Kate ?... Crying ?? Say it ain't so.

What's the deal with Kate on the back of a garbage truck ? Are people kidding about that, or is it really going to be on Twisted Kate ?

And whoever it was that said TLC execs are laughing at Kate behind her back, I totally believe that. They know they have a money hungry fool in their midst who would drink dirty toilet water if they paid her.

pa mom too said...

mommyinca said...
Question: Has it been verified that this crew is in fact new? I thought they looked like brand new people but I could be wrong?
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Kate wouldn't care if they were new. As long as they have their cameras and TLC is paying her, she's happy. And she's happy enough that she will leave strangers with her children. Where does she have to go that's so important that she will leave those men in the house with her 8 young children ? Tanning ? Manicures ? Target ?

K8STFU said...

Once again, K8 manages to undermine a REAL job like trash collection. Our guys are great and work hard, just like the McDonald's employees that K8 mocked a few months ago.

I don't think K8 has really WORKED a day in her life. Can't imagine what kind of "nurse" she was..................

I refuse to click on the link because K8 makes me ill. Was she wearing an earpiece again ?

Pa Mom ALSO said...

"Please explain how causing eight children under nine years old to LOSE their privacy, probably for many years to come, is a positive. What is positive about this???"

They are afforded "experiences" that other kids don't have, such as expensive toys and luxury vacations. This is Kate's "positive." Forget the invasion of privacy -- it's just a "normal" part of childhood and the price you have to pay for being able to say, "We went to Hawaii...we were at a dude ranch...we went to ski school." It's all about bragging rights for Kate.

She's not worthy said...

Hey Katie Kreider: If you despise Jon so much why not go back to your maiden name? Grandpa Gosselin would be spinning in his grave if he knew how you were besmirching his good name.

Irene S said...

What about the film crew babysitting? Is it normal & healthy and a good idea to leave your kids with Figure 8 production crew? Is this crew out of their minds? That could be a conflict of interest. Oh Lordie bee!!!

IDModo said...

Itsaboutthekids- Maybe we can ask Kate for the name of "The nice woman who has agreed to come to the house". Obviously they are not using her or any other therapist at present!

AuntieAnn said...

If this were a legit interview and Meredith had a spine, for openers she would have asked Kate why she thought her book tanked and she made an ass out of herself on DWTS and what makes her think her new shows are going to do any better in the 'positivity' of 2010. What a joke.

itsaboutthekids said...

IDModo, I think one of the most important aspects of the proposed bill is always having a teacher on the set. Someone is definitely needed to be an independent observer whose only interest is the welfare of the kids.


I think the trash collectors held their own in this article. ;o)


Exclusive: Garbage Men: Kate Gosselin Couldn't "Handle" Picking Up Trash

Wednesday – June 02, 2010 – 4:41pm

Kate Gosselin works as a garbage collector in her new TLC show Twist of Kate, and calls it "beyond uncomfortable."

But the reality mom, 35, couldn't survive a day on the job, snipes the president and CEO of the National Solid Wastes Management Association.

"She would have to be in shape to handle the work. She could not do it right now," Bruce J. Parker tells UsMagazine.com. "You're constantly moving. If you're a helper, you're picking up cans, moving quickly, particularly in heat and humidity and the coldness of the winter months. You have to be in peak conditioning."

But Parker says he "wasn't offended" by the former Dancing With the Stars finalist's comments.

"I'm sure it's uncomfortable for her doing that," he says of garbage collecting. "But she'd get in great physical condition. If she worked at that job for a month or so, believe me, she would mambo like you'd never seen her before!"
He recommends Gosselin give it a try.

"It's a good career for her to do. If she shows promise and she does the job well... she could move up in any company," he says. Plus, "These helpers and drivers make a decent salary."

http://www.usmagazine.com/moviestvmusic/news/garbage-men-kate-gosselin-couldnt-handle-picking-up-trash-201026?utm_source=dailynewsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=newsletter

Moon And Mango said...

"Where the hell is HER show if she's so freaking great and talented (in her own mind) ?"

Isn't HER show Twisted Kate? Are the kids on that one, too?

alana said...

P.J.'s momma,

If Jon incurred psychological damage from living with The Shrew for ten years, and I'm certain he did, he is a Big Boy All Growed Up and it's now HIS RESPONSIBILITY to find treatment (and PARTICIPATE in therapy/counseling), until he has FIXED IT! If not for his own mental health and future happiness, then for his kids', who will come to him one day desperately looking for HELP because they are all screwed up and unhappy. Eventually, he will have to step up as their parent and take responsibility for the devastating harm they have sustained; sooner or later, that is, and it doesn't look like he's going to choose "sooner." (Yes, Take has a responsibility, too, however, we all know she'll never "own" it.)

As for Hate's remarks on the Today show, I didn't see it, thank God, because she makes me sick. I've stopped clicking on her links, especially Radar, and unless pics and "news" stories are already copied on websites and blogs, I'm no longer viewing or reading them. I believe, as someone commented yesterday, that a click is a click and it means the Clicker is interested, whether it's adoration for Hate interest or opportunity to snark on Take interest. To the TLC PR (that's public relations, you know) machine, ALL clicks are GOOD clicks.

Take saying the crew "is family," etc. etc., what a bunch of horse s___t! Do they come for holiday dinners, or are they with their own real families? Have they been there for the children's milestones, or are they witnessing their own children's milestones? Do they call each other when in need of emotional support to get through hard times, or offer kudos for all the little triumphs, or are they with their OWN families, offering support and kudos for all the little SHARED intimacies that only families who have a HISTORY together can share?
Take's qualifications for what makes a family are all screwed up; I'd love to be able to count how many "families" she considers herself and her children to have been a part of since the beginning of this disaster!

Administrator, this has become a GREAT blog and is my #1 place to visit every day. Thanks so much for all your hard work and research in keeping us up to date and on point in ALL things Greedslin!

alana said...

Imo, Take's appearance on the Today show this morning was just ONE BIG FAT EXCUSE for her pathetic and pathological ADDICTION to "fame."

Ann Landers said, "HE WHO EXCUSES HIMSELF
ACCUSES HIMSELF."

Anonymous said...

When I was watching this kept thinking Kate can tell me over and over the sky is yellow with big green and purple plaid spots all over it, but I have eyes and I can see the sky is BLUE.

Kate can tell me all she wants the kids are not harmed by this, but anyone with common sense realized after 130 episodes and a total loss of privacy, further filming is NOT healthy for the kids.

PaMa said...

"Isn't HER show Twisted Kate? Are the kids on that one, too?"

Someplace, I forget where, Kate stated that the kids would make periodic appearances on Twisted Kate. That's proof positive that both she and TLC know that she can't carry the show alone ... she needs the kids to bring in viewers. My hearts bleeds for the Gosselin 8 ... Kate will forever be riding on their backs. :(

Denise said...

Scott Enlow and Jim Goodwin (longtime J&K+8 crew) are both with the Duggars and LOVE them.

http://tlc.discovery.com/tv/duggars/production-crew-q-and-a.html

The Production Crew Answers Your Questions
"Scott: I can honestly say that the Duggars faith is a huge inspiration. They are the real deal. Live it, walk it.

Jim: I personally have found the Duggar's faith, and the way they live it, to be an inspiration. They quietly state their position and stick to it. Their faith informs every aspect of their life. They do NOT judge or condemn you if your faith/position is not the same as theirs- they treat everyone with respect. I have worked with a LOT of talent, professional and reality/amateur, and the Duggars are the most genuine people I have met. They have my profound respect."

PA Mom ALSO said...

"Take saying the crew "is family," etc. etc., what a bunch of horse s___t! Do they come for holiday dinners, or are they with their own real families? Have they been there for the children's milestones, or are they witnessing their own children's milestones?"

Most importantly, can they tell the children a history of the Gosselin families -- what the children's grandparents' lives were like when they were young, how their grandparents met, etc. etc...stories that only grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins can share. This is what REAL families do!

MickeyMcKean said...

Re: "As for Hate's remarks on the Today show, I didn't see it, thank God, because she makes me sick. I've stopped clicking on her links, especially Radar, and unless pics and "news" stories are already copied on websites and blogs, I'm no longer viewing or reading them. I believe, as someone commented yesterday, that a click is a click and it means the Clicker is interested, whether it's adoration for Hate interest or opportunity to snark on Take interest. To the TLC PR (that's public relations, you know) machine, ALL clicks are GOOD clicks."

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DITTO!!!

Seriously, I couldn't have said it better than above :)

I really won't be watching or taping the show. Even though I could and add to the snarkyness, the kids are more important than my personal entertainment and I know that NO VIEWERS = NO SHOW.

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

JMHO.

PJ's momma said...

Alana, I totally agree with what you said about Jon. I was not making excuses for him. I feel the same as you do and I hate the choices he has made. My dad did the same thing when I was the twins' age and it was extremely hurtful (and my mom did not drive him away either). He seems to be seeking solace and acceptance from others, rather than coming to terms with himself.
They both need to shut their mouths. Yes, Jon made a mistake when he said he despised that woman (but who could blame him for feeling that way), but his stupid ex wife has consistently trashed him, overtly and subtley, through media outlet after media outlet. She is pathological and shameless and her kids will pay for it all, because she will never, ever admit she's wrong.
All the fake tears she has brushed away on these interviews have not been tears of remorse, but tears of victimhood. She doesn't deserve those kids, and at this point, neither does Jon.

my9cats said...

Update on Tabitha: Picked her up today. Poor sweety. Antibiotics, painkillers, and liquidish (sorry) food which I have to force feed her syringe style 4-5 times a day. Glad I'm off this weekend. Also has a metal bar over her lower jaw which will be removed in 6-8 weeks. This is to protect and allow the rewired jaw to heal. Am so glad she is home. She took a tour of the house, but in a while I will confine her to one room to protect her jaw from any contact with my 8 other rambunctious felines.
All the kind thoughts for Tabbs is so appreciated. Thank you fellow 15's so much.
Love, hugs, and purrs......

K8STFU said...

Regarding the Duggars : they may be "nicer" but child exploitation is child exploitation. I have never watched their show, but I have heard that they do not allow the kids to watch television. If this is correct, then it is rather hypocritical to have the kids participate in- and make $ from - a show for that very medium.


BTW : I giggle every time someone clarifies what "PR" means - thanks for nothing Jon.

Anonymous said...

Jon is for sure immature, however he is a present father. When he is with the kids, he is engaged and interacting. When mom is there she very rarely touches them, they are props for her. They are using there kids as a meal ticket.
I will not watch the new shows. I find the kids adorable, but if I watch I would have to admit that I helped the parents exploit the kids. There is no way that I will put one dime in that womans pocket

Babsy said...

Notice Kate on the Today Show kept saying Jon is being good (or something to that affect) FOR NOW or RIGHT NOW. She emphasized it several times. She couldn't just say yes things are amicable. She had to add that at any moment Jon can be irrational again

But she 'had' to say that 'cause she's the "high road taker"! Yeah, right, Kate... :/

Barbara said...

Remember how Kate used to always say 'they love us' about every one in their lives. Nana Joan, Nana Janet, Jodi and Kevin, Beth. And a few others. I guess she kicked them out of their lives for some other reason. She makes me sick.

Anonymous said...

"They do NOT judge or condemn you if your faith/position is not the same as theirs- they treat everyone with respect."

I don't watch the Duggars, but I thought I read that Michelle showed up at a protest because a convenience store wanted to sell beer. Didn't she testify before an alcohol control board? Granted, this has nothing to do with condeming one's faith, but it does have to do with being judgmental about the rights of others to purchase beer in the community.

AuntieAnn said...

Totally agree with you K8STFU (love that screen name btw) If the kids were invited to jump into a shiny black limo and asked to perform little stunts for the cameras and get paid for said performances it would be against the law. This is no different. Kate gives her permission for TLC to do this to her kids and that makes it alright? ALL parents who allow their kids to be exploited on this sick perverted network are in the business of trafficking their families for big, big dollars and there's no other way to put it. It's not like it's a once in a lifetime thing, they're doing it for a living.

PatK said...

Basically, both shows are about Kate, with her children guest-starring. Is this REALLY necessary, TLC? Do you not have any NEW concepts for shows to fill these time slots, instead of the same old, same old?

JudyK said...

my9cats, I feel so sorry for Tabitha but glad she's doing okay. Hope it continues to go well for her. :)

Judy said...

I was looking around on Facebook and looked up Matt Roloff (LPBW). Yesterday he posted a pic of he and Amy with none other than Jon and Kate, back in the day.It is a really good pic of all of them.
Here's what Matt wrote ..
"Oh... Look who we had dinner with.. Back in the good ole' days. errrr"
If you have a Facebook account, you should take a look on Matt's Wall.

alana said...

P.J.'s momma,

You nailed it when you said this regarding Yawn:
"He seems to be seeking solace and acceptance from others, rather than coming to terms with himself."
Wow! I've often read paragraph after long paragraph as some posters describe Dough-Boy's failings and indiscretions. However, what others have gone to great lengths to say, YOU have so eloquently illustrated in one beautifully written sentence. Really really nice, P.J.'s momma.

It reminded me of Aristotle's "THE UNEXAMINED LIFE IS NOT WORTH LIVING."

Can you imagine either Yawn or Hate "examining" their lives, even for a day? If I were them and someone gave me a potion that made it possible for me, as Dough-Boy or Take are now, to honestly think about my life, I'm certain I'd be suicidal. That is, if I didn't die from EMBARRASSMENT first!

Carolina Gal said...

Why is there a vid on this thread, of Brian Williams on the news, w/the story of the oil spewing into the gulf?

pa mom too said...

My9cats, so glad Tabitha is back home. It will be a long 6-8 weeks, but hopefully she'll make a full recovery. {{{Tabitha}}}

Administrator said...

I don't know, when I embed videos from nbc or whatever it is, it will start cycling through other videos instead of the one I want to post.

Carolina Gal said...

my9cats, I'm sure it must break your heart to see Tabitha wired up like that. She will be good again in due time. Hugs and kisses to her.

Someone up thread mentioned the Duggars not allowing their kids to watch TV. That's what has irked me about them all along. They'll let their kids earn them money off of TV, but they can't watch it, two-faced.

Anonymous said...

Admin,

Here is today's interview on youtube:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bpuxAamNTkw

PJ's momma said...

Babsy, I totally noticed what you said too - she even said that Jon's amicability or whatever changes OFTEN. And I thought, "Yeah, kinda like you were with him when you were married. Unpredictable and usually NOT amicable." Unbelievable how clueless she is, because maybe now he is mirroring what she flung in his direction. She's getting a taste of her own dish and apparently she doesn't like it. Plus......does she think anyone believes she makes it easy to be amicable all the time? HA! What a laugh riot. Action, meet reaction.

K8STFU said...

Barbara - It always annoyed me when K8 mentioned how everybody loved them (although she probably wanted to say everybody loved HER). I hate(d) her attitude that everybody is just SO LUCKY to be in their (her) presence.

AuntieAnn - thanks! Funny, I actually do not use curse words often (not that there's anything wrong with it!), but there are certain situations or people that bring out my nasty side. K8STFU really illustrates how I feel because I despise this woman.

PatE said...

Crazy Kate would not be wearing hooker heels if she were not interested in men, or maybe for Steve the lapdog.

No doubt she can't get a man interested unless TLC pays him $1000s a day to keep her happy. It all started in the second half of season 4. All of a sudden after traveling with Steve alone all she cared about was her appearance. Dead give away.

Jon was right.

HW said...

Just one more interview that invalidates Meridith's status as a serious newswoman. Shame on her for pandering to this woman who is exploiting her eight children.

Regarding the question about her wedding anniversary coming up; of course Kate isn't sad about it, but she naturally doesn't think of her kids. As the child of divorced parents, it never stopped hurting each year that once again I won't see my parents celebrate an anniversary. Nor did it stop hurting every time I heard my mother spew hatred about my dad.

Kate thinks her children don't get it because they are so young, but they will one day grow up and see everything through adult eyes and they will realize that no matter how hard she tried to convince them otherwise, Jon was the better parent while Kate didn't love them at all. She will never feel regret but those children are going to recognize her betrayal one day.

SoCalGal said...

my9cats I'm happy that Tabitha is on the road to recovery. I can only have dogs b/c I live at the base of the mountains in CA. Moved into my house 38 yrs ago. We had several cats and none survived the Coyotes. When I retire I will move and have kitties again. I am an animal lover and have always had pets.
Good luck to Tabitha.

Anonymous said...

Kate, stop throwing Jon under the bus! This from familyeducation.com:

When talking to your children, set aside your anger. Blaming one parent will only cause confusion. Because your children are emotionally attached to the other parent, they will feel conflicting loyalty. Not only will your child feel torn between his parents, but also, eventually, he might react against you to defend his relationship with the other parent.

AuntieAnn said...

Kate says the kids love being back filming and it's normal, healthy blah blah blah, but if someone asked her to bring them on the interview with her she'd freak out and decline the invitation because they're old enough now to answer unscripted questions. I'm not suggesting anyone should interview the kids, god forbid, but that's one more thing she'll have to watch out for. She's got to keep them away from any kind of questioning from reporters and paps, cuz she knows they'll open their mouths and start talking about life on the inside with their POS mother.

I remember towards the end of J&K+8 someone off-camera asked Cara and Mady if their parents fought and one of them (Mady?) said they yelled at each other a lot and loudly. I'm sure they both got in trouble with the warden for saying that.

amyf said...

"PatK said...

Basically, both shows are about Kate, with her children guest-starring. Is this REALLY necessary, TLC? Do you not have any NEW concepts for shows to fill these time slots, instead of the same old, same old?"

I got a good laugh reading this in TV Guide, coming up on TLC June 16th:

Extreme Poodles: Exploring the world of competitive poodle grooming.

Well, THERE'S a new concept for you!

cherier1 said...

My9cats,

So glad Tabitha is home and feeling better!
Thanks for letting us know. Rub her belly for me :)

Lauren said...

my9cats -

Please give your Tabitha a little hug for me.
Good to know she's healing.

--Kitty mommy Lauren

NancyB said...

Rat Claws Steeve finally is speaking.
There is video and a short article.

http://www.examiner.com/x-11363-TV-Examiner~y2010m6d4-Kate-Plus-8-preview-Kate-Gosselins-bodyguard-Steve-Neild-speaks-out-video?cid=examiner-email

MickeyMcKean said...

I just watched the short Rat Claws video and I have to admit, even I am tempted to tune in to Kate Plus 8 now to see what else he says (and I was surprised he had an accent LOL).

Anyway it was enough of a teaser for even the haterz to be sure to watch.

But then it IS all about the ratings.

Heads up TLC: I will NOT watch or record Kate Plus 8 because it still is about the kids and getting them OFF MY TV. I will read the recap here and see what hits you tube the following day.

mama san said...

in defense of Jon at one point he stated that he had been seeing a counselor and paying for it on his own. Next, I wonder how much candy K8 promised the kids if they ran and cheered the crew. Remember the surprise bus for K8's birthday. I have not liked K8 but while viewing the video I became disgusted with her throwing Jon under the bus.

itsaboutthekids said...

You could drive a truck through the holes in this story. A "child specialist" that feels sorry for the parent because SHE'S always being scrutinized? What about the scrutiny of the children because of the parent's choices. AARRGGG!

http://www.etonline.com/news/2010/06/87933/

'Kate Plus 8' Through a Specialist's Eyes

Kate Gosselin is bringing her brood back to the TLC airwaves on Sunday. It's sure to be a hit with TV audiences, but how does Kate rate with bestselling author and child specialist Betsy Brown Braun? Betsy's the author of Just Tell Me What to Say, and her new parenting guide You're Not the Boss of Me has landed on the Los Angeles Times bestsellers list.

The book, subtitled "Brat-Proofing Your 4- to 12-Year-Old Child," gives answers to very specific issues that come along in raising a child in today's world. But is Kate, with TLC cameras back in her family's life, raising a brood of brats?

"I didn't get the impression that any of her kids was a brat; she's working really hard to make sure no one is bratty," Betsy says after watching footage of the premiere episode of "Kate Plus 8," airing Sunday at 9/8c.

And, rating the family as a whole? Betsy says, "The kids seemed happy, she seems stressed. I imagine for Kate -- poor thing, really -- that she has eight kids and the whole world is watching her raise these kids. … She's being scrutinized all the time. She must feel tremendous pressure. That really does get in the way of your being a natural, spontaneous parent."

In Sunday's episode, the kids are overjoyed to see the return of the TLC crew into their home to shoot their reality show, and Betsy points out that there is a need for a sense of normalcy in a house that's seen many changes.

"Isn't it interesting how kids strive for normal?" she says. "Kids like regularity; they like what they're used to." Although Betsy does caution that the chaotic environment of shooting in the house may present challenges for the Gosselin children.

"Kate is very direct and I like that about her; I think she's doing the best that she can," says the child development and behavior specialist. "She actually seemed calmer and more in control and in a more centered place than the last time I saw Kate -- this was before she and her husband separated. ... The kids are always going to be the of the parent's mood and the parent's tone."

Betsy adds, "If I were going to make any recommendations for Kate, I would say to her, 'Kate, take care of yourself. Make sure that you're giving to yourself so that your cupboard isn't bare.'" In addition, she advises, "Kate, you need to be the kind of person your kids want to be, because remember, you are a reflection of who your kids are going to grow up to be."

Betsy Brown Braun's new bestselling book You're Not the Boss of Me is available at www.amazon.com. For her Betsy's Blog and on her Parenting Pathways seminars go to www.betsybrownbraun.com.

JudyK said...

NancyB, couldn't get that link to work so I Googled it...is that a British or an Australian accent? They deserve each other.

JudyK said...

Administrator: OMG, there is Kate AGAIN THIS MORNING on TODAY...WTH!!!! She and Steve must be on a little get-away together after "working so hard" chasing alligators. It's not even 7:00 A.M., and my poor eyes were subjected to seeing Ms. Thang sitting there in a tight off-the-shoulder dress that was so short she had to cross her legs so Lester could interview her. GAG.

pa mom too said...

PatE said...
Crazy Kate would not be wearing hooker heels if she were not interested in men, or maybe for Steve the lapdog.

No doubt she can't get a man interested unless TLC pays him $1000s a day to keep her happy. It all started in the second half of season 4. All of a sudden after traveling with Steve alone all she cared about was her appearance. Dead give away.

Jon was right.

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So true, so true ! She changed almost overnight, and it was a drastic change too ! A big (and quick) change in appearance is one of the first things to look for when a person is either on the prowl, or already has someone else. And she was still with Jon then.
I can't make up my mind about her, whether she's interested in Steve or Jamie, or both... but I'm leaning towards thinking she swings both ways.

Administrator said...

Wow, just wow. Kate takes care of herself. Nails, hair, spa, trips. Believe me she takes care of herself. ON HER CHILDREN'S DIME.

Administrator said...

I'm pretty sure he's from New Zealand. No offense but his accent made him sound like an even bigger wimp when I talked to him. Short, tiny hands, posh accent. Wimp! :)

IDModo said...

The only thing that "gets in the way of her being a natural, spontaneous parent" is Kate's narcissistic, obnoxious personality.
I can't believe Betsy is an expert on anything after having read that. She's just shilling for her books and getting paid by TLC.
I hope Betsy's 15 minutes are up.

MickeyMcKean said...

I don't know, maybe the rat clawed wimp with an accent has 4th degree + martial arts training, but comparing him to the 3 bodyguards I know that work in Hollywood with real celebrities - where meeting them can be a tad intimidating - I doubt that I personally would take little rat claws seriously if I were to ever meet him.

I'm pretty convinced that even if he is trained to be a "lethal weapon", it appears his role working for TLC is protecting the public from Kate because Kate really is her own worse enemy everytime she opens her mouth and speaks.

JMO.

pa mom too said...

Administrator said...
I'm pretty sure he's from New Zealand. No offense but his accent made him sound like an even bigger wimp when I talked to him. Short, tiny hands, posh accent. Wimp! :)
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LOL ! Being that Kate is such a bruiser and is fully capable of a "looks can kill" appearance, does she really need a guy like Steve to protect her ? All she'd have to do is glance at any would-be attackers the way she looks at her children, and they would take off running for the hills.

Carolina Gal said...

Admin, I agree, his accent makes him appear more 'wimpish' to me also.

MickeyMcKean - IIRC, hits on youtube also count as watching? I doubt Steve is a fountain of information and he'll probably say just what Kate tells him to say, again SSDD....watch the Next Food Network Star, it starts at the same time as K8. I really enjoy that show, just comes on once a year for 12 wks.

JudyK said...

Mickey, I'm a foodie and will definitely be tuning in to the Next Food Network Star.

Judy said...

Steve looks as guity as Kate does. I see nothing about him that I would look twice at.
They are both losers !
Where does his wife fit into this ?

Anonymous said...

Posh accents can make people sound wimpy, sorry! Just like dressing in tight clothes and having small hands and being short make you seem wimpy.

If we're idiots why are you here reading? Wouldn't want you to damage any brain cells!

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Kate, stop throwing Jon under the bus! This from familyeducation.com:

When talking to your children, set aside your anger. Blaming one parent will only cause confusion. Because your children are emotionally attached to the other parent, they will feel conflicting loyalty. Not only will your child feel torn between his parents, but also, eventually, he might react against you to defend his relationship with the other parent.

Anonymous, you're preaching to the choir.

Anonymous said...

I would imagine that Kate would be attracted by the accent. She liked Aiden's accent from DWTS too.

I'll be watching the Next Food Network Star, too.

NancyB said...

The clip of Steve led me to believe that the script for this one has to do with "Poor lil Katie Irene is at risk cuz of krazy emails" I don't much believe it -- I think they got the idea for this script from the REAL LIFE stalking mess & proven threats that Erin experienced. I think they saw how much public good will came Erin's way and created this made up stuff to suck some off for Kate. JMO

NancyB said...

She was on the TODAY show AGAIN!
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/21134540/vp/37527916#37527916

ICSillyPeople said...

I say let her put her face on every talk show on the planet that will have her. With all this OVER exposure even her dim witted fans will get sick of her.

PA Mom ALSO said...

"She was on the TODAY show AGAIN!"

It's all about ratings, but I'm at a loss to explain why they think, after that DWTS circus act, that her appearance would seduce viewers. It would seem to me that it would have the reverse effect...people would switch channels rather than watch the nauseating same old, same old. Are there those who set their alarm clocks for her appearance on Today, waiting with baited breath to hear her sob story? Does she still have bills in her purse that can't be paid?

Nobody Likes a Narcissist said...

NancyB said...

She was on the TODAY show AGAIN!
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/21134540/vp/37527916#37527916

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What a bunch of crap! She claims that they're all just living their normal lives and the TLC cameras follow them. Umm, even the Khate fans cannot believe that one because it is all so obviously contrived now. The producers have to keep coming up with trips or outings to take the kids on so they can build a show around it. Let's face it, following any 6 year olds, or nine year olds, no matter how many there are in one family would be rather boring to most people (except to their own parents.....but in this case, I believe that Khate is in fact bored by and uninterested in her own kids).

Also, I love how she said in that interview that the one thing the kids are really bothered by is the paparazzi following them around. Sooooo, what would a GOOD mother do, then? Yup, she would keep them off tv and out of the public spotlight and the paparazzi would move onto the next thing.

She's so full it, she makes me want to vomit!

And no, I am NOT watching her dumb show right now. Instead, I'm catching up on the last few posts here and all the comments!

Nobody Likes a Narcissist said...

Ha, I forgot to comment one one thing from the post:

Kate tells young girls who are not married to "keep it that way." Bitter and unhappy.

She says in that video clip from the Today show that she is already telling her daughters "30 and beyond" as in don't get married until they're at least 30. (I won't even get into why that advice is only for the girls and not the boys because the whole thing is just too stupid). She says she got married too young and wishes she didn't. Frankly, I don't think getting married young was the problem in their marriage. But, in any case, with FIVE daughters, if she's already harping on them now not to get married too young (or before 30), I guarantee you that at least one of them will rebel against her after years of hearing that and end up getting married very young. Heaven forbid they ever get divorced, though, because I'm sure Khate will not be a sympathetic parent at all and will instead proclaim "I told you so".

Damn, I feel sorry for the Gosselin kids for eternity! It will just never end for them, the life long curse of having a cold-hearted, self centered, narcissistic mother.

PatE said...

Crazy Kate would not be wearing hooker heels if she were not interested in men, or maybe for Steve the lapdog.

No doubt she can't get a man interested unless TLC pays him $1000s a day to keep her happy. It all started in the second half of season 4. All of a sudden after traveling with Steve alone all she cared about was her appearance. Dead give away.

Jon was right.

PatK said...

Basically, both shows are about Kate, with her children guest-starring. Is this REALLY necessary, TLC? Do you not have any NEW concepts for shows to fill these time slots, instead of the same old, same old?

Babsy said...

Notice Kate on the Today Show kept saying Jon is being good (or something to that affect) FOR NOW or RIGHT NOW. She emphasized it several times. She couldn't just say yes things are amicable. She had to add that at any moment Jon can be irrational again

But she 'had' to say that 'cause she's the "high road taker"! Yeah, right, Kate... :/

Denise said...

Scott Enlow and Jim Goodwin (longtime J&K+8 crew) are both with the Duggars and LOVE them.

http://tlc.discovery.com/tv/duggars/production-crew-q-and-a.html

The Production Crew Answers Your Questions
"Scott: I can honestly say that the Duggars faith is a huge inspiration. They are the real deal. Live it, walk it.

Jim: I personally have found the Duggar's faith, and the way they live it, to be an inspiration. They quietly state their position and stick to it. Their faith informs every aspect of their life. They do NOT judge or condemn you if your faith/position is not the same as theirs- they treat everyone with respect. I have worked with a LOT of talent, professional and reality/amateur, and the Duggars are the most genuine people I have met. They have my profound respect."

alana said...

P.J.'s momma,

If Jon incurred psychological damage from living with The Shrew for ten years, and I'm certain he did, he is a Big Boy All Growed Up and it's now HIS RESPONSIBILITY to find treatment (and PARTICIPATE in therapy/counseling), until he has FIXED IT! If not for his own mental health and future happiness, then for his kids', who will come to him one day desperately looking for HELP because they are all screwed up and unhappy. Eventually, he will have to step up as their parent and take responsibility for the devastating harm they have sustained; sooner or later, that is, and it doesn't look like he's going to choose "sooner." (Yes, Take has a responsibility, too, however, we all know she'll never "own" it.)

As for Hate's remarks on the Today show, I didn't see it, thank God, because she makes me sick. I've stopped clicking on her links, especially Radar, and unless pics and "news" stories are already copied on websites and blogs, I'm no longer viewing or reading them. I believe, as someone commented yesterday, that a click is a click and it means the Clicker is interested, whether it's adoration for Hate interest or opportunity to snark on Take interest. To the TLC PR (that's public relations, you know) machine, ALL clicks are GOOD clicks.

Take saying the crew "is family," etc. etc., what a bunch of horse s___t! Do they come for holiday dinners, or are they with their own real families? Have they been there for the children's milestones, or are they witnessing their own children's milestones? Do they call each other when in need of emotional support to get through hard times, or offer kudos for all the little triumphs, or are they with their OWN families, offering support and kudos for all the little SHARED intimacies that only families who have a HISTORY together can share?
Take's qualifications for what makes a family are all screwed up; I'd love to be able to count how many "families" she considers herself and her children to have been a part of since the beginning of this disaster!

Administrator, this has become a GREAT blog and is my #1 place to visit every day. Thanks so much for all your hard work and research in keeping us up to date and on point in ALL things Greedslin!

Pa Mom ALSO said...

"Please explain how causing eight children under nine years old to LOSE their privacy, probably for many years to come, is a positive. What is positive about this???"

They are afforded "experiences" that other kids don't have, such as expensive toys and luxury vacations. This is Kate's "positive." Forget the invasion of privacy -- it's just a "normal" part of childhood and the price you have to pay for being able to say, "We went to Hawaii...we were at a dude ranch...we went to ski school." It's all about bragging rights for Kate.

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