Monday, September 27, 2010

TLC pulls Kate Plus 8 from web site menu and upcoming TV schedule

Despite TLC claiming the show is not cancelled, they have quietly removed "Kate Plus 8" from their web site toolbar. www.tlc.com. The show web site can still be accessed at the original link, but it's gone from the main page.

Even more notably, they've also removed it from all upcoming broadcasts, reruns or originals.

Looks like a duck to us.

109 sediments (sic) from readers:

DLCF said...

Admin, is it time for another round of "What's Kate's Next Move?" Yay! I love this game.

Okay. She and Skeeve come out as a couple, then three weeks later they have a horrible public breakup and she checks into a hospital for exhaustion. TLC remote-actives her Guilt Chip and she sinks into a "depression" and plays at therapy until she's all better. Of course all of this is recorded so they can make more money off of Kate's fake "emotional journey" (gack) and then, after it's all done and broadcast, they burn her contracts and tell her to please, please go away because how else will she learn?

BoyMom said...

It's still there when I click on the TLC link on this page. Show is still listed under the TV shows pull-down bar and there are videos and links for Kate plus 8 on TLC's home page.

BeDoneNow said...

quack, hehe.

There is nothing in my guide for tonight (Monday; an airing is scheduled for Tuesday apparently but the episode name and description is blank. And I felt slimey even looking that up.

All that money they spent on putting that huge entourage up in the lap of luxury for a week at Bald Head Island, and they get just 2 half hour epis out of it? Did they break even?

They will be back. They will film the kids over every school break and People magazine will do age-progression photoshop again.

With that said, however, I think something has changed. Kate has been auditioning for a "Diva Housewives" show of her own for a year now. After the time she was seen in the striped bordello shirt with the satin shorts and bondage stillettos, she has dressed nearly normal ever since. Either someone gave her a serious slapping over her attire, or she got told to audition for something else now.

I watched the clip of The Soup (??) that someone posted. Admin, your recaps are wonderful, but words cannot describe how much Kate resents her children. And they are just accustomed to it. What is REALLY sick, is how Kate thinks it is charming and adorable for her to openly display her hatred of her own children.

Westcoaster said...

Quack, quack, quack.

And now, sadly, the bad mommy is really going to implode/explode - her reality being tied to cameras and $$$. I am still very sorry for the kids.

XYZed said...

. . . and the Fat Lady sings!

AuntieAnn said...

Quack quack. I sure hope that duck is gettin' plucked.

boo said...

Admin, are you sure about this? When I go to TLC home page, it is still listed at the bottom under "TV Shows."

Linda said...

I went to the TLC site and Kate Plus 8 is still listed under TV shows and there is a video of a "beach run" on the main page.

I want the show to be MORE gone than that, though I'm glad it's out of the airing schedule.

A Pink Straight Jacket For Kate said...

Quack, quack, quack....

Anonymous said...

They are hoping to get Jon to give in and let them continue to exploit their children. Now let's see Kate get all these opportunities after all didn't Barbara Walters say she was a star??

Linda said...

By the way, from mid-July to the first week of August, "she" went 21 days without updating "her" blog, "Kate's Take." But as of today, it hasn't been updated in 21 days again. After today, it will be the longest time it hasn't been updated.

And I did love clicking on the "TV Schedule" link for Kate Plus 8 and finding nothing. No schedule. Blank.

MickeyMcKean said...

If this is true, and I hope and pray that it is, then IMHO it is the best news for the 8 children!

Karen said...

We can only hope for an official announcement coming soon.

Hippie Chick said...

Quack Quack.

This is why Kate is in hiding. She is in a deep depression. Steve is with his wife, TLC dumped her sorry ass, and her boxed wine has no kick. Aww, is Katie's little world falling down around her? It's too bad she stepped on the "little people" on the way up, isn't it? They are the ones that will be kicking her in the ass on the way down.

Moose Mania said...

I must really be dense today! On the main page, it's on the TV shows toolbar, and near the bottom, the large block with the photos, it is second down in the middle column.
Where has it been removed?

Anonymous said...

Yeah

KateSteveandTLCSuck said...

Quack.

Laurie said...

QUACK! QUACK! Do you think they're gearing up for a k8 dating show? Why else the bikini picture?

alyssa said...

Admin I wish you were right but :( I still think they're just waiting for a school holiday to film...

PatE said...

FYI:

Kate Gosselin “Stealing” Her Married Bodyguard from Wife?

Regardless, Life & Style then quotes an unnamed “neighbor of Kate’s” as saying, “Kate’s head over heels in love with Steve.”

http://www.gossipcop.com/kate-gosselin-stealing-cheating-affair-married-bodyguard-steve-neild-wife-gina/

Sounds about right.

BerksPa said...

I noticed that this weekend. I thought I'd check the schedule on Saturday and nothing was there. Not even a drop down menu item. Very telling if you ask me. Not even a re-run on the menu.
Somethings up. Jon is keeping silent, and Kate is in seclusion.
Hmmmm.....

Kk said...

I'm afraid to believe that we have finally seen the last of k8. Something tells me that TLC is just clearing the way for her next venture because I think K8 is still under contract, and that works both ways -- she can hold them accountable as well as the reverse situation. We all have seen that she always seems to come out on top, irrespective of talent.

Zoe said...

Not sure what you saw earlier, but clicked on the link in your post and was taken to tlc.discovery.com and see plenty of links to Kate Plus 8 and Kate, including on the drop down TV Shows menu.

Which Is It? said...

PatE said...

FYI:

Kate Gosselin “Stealing” Her Married Bodyguard from Wife?

Regardless, Life & Style then quotes an unnamed “neighbor of Kate’s” as saying, “Kate’s head over heels in love with Steve.”

http://www.gossipcop.com/kate-gosselin-stealing-cheating-affair-married-bodyguard-steve-neild-wife-gina/

Sounds about right.

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I thought Kate didn't associate with her neighbors. If that's the case, why would a neighbor be a reliable information source?

Who is watching the chickens said...

Yesterday I checked the TLC TV schedule and there was a Kate+8 rerun listed for Monday night at 9pm followed by Quints By Surprise. Now Kate+8 is gone.

BerksPa said...

Masche's are splitting up according to Radar....

Anonymous said...

BerksPa said... I noticed that this weekend. I thought I'd check the schedule on Saturday and nothing was there. Not even a drop down menu item. Very telling if you ask me. Not even a re-run on the menu.
Somethings up. Jon is keeping silent, and Kate is in seclusion.
Hmmmm
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I just went to TLC's site and K+8 was listed under programs in drop down menu, her blog is linked on the home page, as well as videos....where is this info coming from???

JenK said...

The show is still in the drop-down menu under "shows" that I can see.

Tori said...

Since the show is debuting in the UK and Latin America, could it be a possibility that Her Majesty, Self-Appointed Queen of the Wernersville Fiefdom, has hopped the pond to do prep for publicity overseas?

Hippie Chick said...

The Masche's filed for legal separation!! Oh, boy! Of course it's Perez, so take it with a grain if salt...

http://perezhilton.com/2010-09-27-raising_sextuplets_couple_divorce

Laura D. said...

http://www.metrowny.com/blogs/archives/626-Has_Kate_Gosselin_lost_her_mojo.html

Michelle said...

http://www.channelguidemag.com/falltvpreview/index.php/category/new-show/

Twist of Kate is on this list. Maybe it's really happening. It's odd that it wasn't mentioned on Regis & Kelly or the People cover story if it is. I won't be watching if it happens, but really don't care if it does as long as the kids aren't on it and as long as the kids are with their dad instead of nannies when Kate is off filming and promoting.

Lauren said...

Interesting. My Fox Philly is reporting this as well.
How will the sheeple spin this?

Kate Plus 8 Off TLC's TV Schedule
PHILADELPHIA - Kate Gosselin's reality TV show "Kate Plus 8" has been dropped from TLC's official online schedule of upcoming broadcasts.
The official TLC.com web site lists upcoming shows into mid-October , and it now doesn't list any original or repeat showings of "Kate Plus 8."
The show is also dropped from a menu that shows all available shows on TLC's cable channel. The network originally said "Kate Plus 8" would be a series of specials, but most shows get some exposure as reruns.
Last week, Internet columnist Perez Hilton said the show had been canceled, a claim that was quickly denied by TLC's publicity department.
Filming permits for "Kate Plus 8" obtained by MyFoxPhilly showed the work permits for the Gosselin sextuplets will expire this fall in Pennsylvania.
Local state Rep. Tom Murt introduced legislation on Thursday, spurred on by the Gosselin's work permits, to tighten child-labor laws in Pennsylvania for children who work on TV.
The state Labor Department says the Gosselin's work permits are in accordance with current laws, a fact that Murt has disputed publicly.
The ratings for "Kate Plus 8" have not been strong after its debut episode. TLC has kept filming but the last original episode had the same ratings as "Jon & Kate Plus 8" drew right before that show was ended by TLC in November 2009.
Kate Gosselin's reputation as an author has bombed as badly as her last book, "I Just Want You To Know," which only sold 10,000 copies in its first two weeks of release in April.
There has been little news about a second Kate Gosselin series for TLC, called "Twist Of Kate," that was announced in May.

http://www.myfoxphilly.com/dpp/entertainment/092710-kate-plus-8-off-tlc-tv-schedule?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

jibberjabbers said...

I believe this is more of TLC's decision.

IF, it was because Jon refusal to 'renew' the kids contract, Kate would BE all over it. She would be on TV crying about it like she did a few months ago.

"the kids miss the camera crew, Jon won't let us work and make money to support the family". etc etc.

So Kate being "quiet" about it just shows that she knew that the show was just a series of specials.

Maybe Kate is filming for Twist of Kate as of right now, who knows. But it seems out of character for Kate to be this quiet.

silimom said...

First off, the website issue could be a bug or they could be moving things around. Sorry, my husband is a computer engineer so I guess I'm used to these types of problems (because he talks about stuff like that happening all the time) and I take them at face value. Yes, I want the show to be over, but I'm holding my breath until next summer. If no new "Kate+8" episodes have shown up by then, I'll believe it's done. We've gotten our hopes up before only to have her show up on DWTS and then Kate+8.

Fingers are tentatively crossed.

Betsy said...

She is going to pop up somewhere, someone said she is like a herpes virus..lays low..than wham

emschick1128 said...

Prepare yourselves for when the official cancellation word comes out because it's not going to be pretty. You now Kate will be on every media outlet that will have her crying poor mouth and how she will no longer be able to support her kids blah,blah.blah. What has always amazed me is how people will comment on various sites about how she has 8 kids and she needs to make money to support but not acknowledging how was she planning on supporting them if she didn't have a reality show? And what about all the people who have supported 8 or more kids for generations without a reality show? The answer is they WORKED!! Kate chose to have 8 kids so just shut up and do what a normal person would do WORK. Kate clearly did herself in my being so unlikable but of course it will be all Jon's fault. She never takes responsibility for her actions.

Betsy said...

Oh nooooooo went to TLCs homepage which I never do and I saw thunder thighs racing with the kids as her breasts were fighting to get out of that skimpy top. Yuck! Anyways her stupid videos are still up

F&M said...

Monday evening 7:15
Lancaster, PA's WGAL-TV promoted news at 11: Kate Gosselin donates her Orange County chopper to charity.

Suspect that this must be Jon's motorcycle since Kate apparently had earlier gotten rid of her pink scooter ...

A Pink Straight Jacket For Kate said...

Has Kate Gosselin lost her mojo?


http://www.metrowny.com/blogs/archives/626-Has_Kate_Gosselin_lost_her_mojo.html


I did not know she possessed any mojo...

Kelly said...

Well, we've finally arrived at the time we all hoped would come true. The Gosselin family exploitation may have finally come to the end of the tracks.....at least on national television.

I'll speak for myself in saying that my motivation for being on this blog and a few before this was the outrage I was feeling about children being put to work while parents benefit from it. I first watched Jon and Kate on Memorial Day weekend last year. I had never heard about it and my girlfriends mother was talking about it.

The show I watched was a birthday party for the kids and Jon showed up in a Nissan Nizmo that seats 2 and Kate was complaining about the Paps. I couldn't understand how a father of 8 drove a car that seats 2, yet I continued to watch. The more I watched the more I was shaking my head about why I was watching, what I was witnessing and was this staged or reality.

It all went downhill from there and aside from watching the "Deadliest Catch" on TLC, I never ventured over to that channel. The programming on that channel seemed to be geared to freak families and off the wall shows that didn't interest me.

What interested me was the pushback by people like those on this blog and others who were as incensed as I about the kids being used as props in a State Fair.

Hopefully, the blogging has had an impact and the Gosselins will disappear into obscurity quicker than a Pet Rock. The only concern I have at this point is how the children will fare after Kate has no venue, no income and no chance of being the star she set out to be.

I sincerely hope those kids will stick together throughout the turmoil they will witness when Kate can't be a star and with some counseling, some guidance from aunts and uncles and a few hugs and understanding, they will mature and shine like God wanted for them the very day they entered this world.

Administrator said...

It's back in the drop down menu. It was NOT there this morning. They are full of it.

Moose Mania said...

It's back in the drop down menu. It was NOT there this morning. They are full of it.

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LOL!! I knew I wasn't nuts, and it was too early to be drinking!

Anonymous said...

Khate, on your way to the top(ahem), I hope you were careful of whose toes you stepped on, they could be attached to the foot THAT KICKS YOUR ASS!

TLC ship is sinking said...

Administrator said...It's back in the drop down menu. It was NOT there this morning. They are full of it.
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TLC is sneaky like that, with their last minute scheduling changes, etc.

When Kate Plus 8 lands into the "Past Shows" section, then we'll know FOR SURE that it was canceled. (Someone posted a comment on Table for 12's facebook that the show's site was moved there - at least fans are no longer in tv limbo.)

To find TLC's "Past Shows" page, scroll to end of 'TV Shows' drop down menu, click on 'More Shows'. The new page will show current and past shows.

RE: Sextuplets Take New York
Is this show already in tv limbo? Their Tuesday slot has now been replaced by "World's...." on the weekly schedule yet it's still posted on their TLC site's own tv schedule. Hmmm...ratings must be dismal if this show is already pulled off the air. (Haven't watched it but reading comments from TWOP seems like this show was more Table for 12 than the Gosselin, Masche, and Jones family drama.)

RE: Raising Sextuplets
Looks like Kate Gosselin won't be the only "single mom with sextuplets" as Jenny Masche filed for legal separation from her husband, following recent events. Heard the recently-canceled show was just renewed by WEtv after this lastest antic via TWOP forum/Bryan Masche's twitter. Gosselin drama 2.0 coming soon...SICK!

Hippie Chick said...

JibberJabbers said....But it seems out of character for Kate to be this quiet.

I agree with this. She seems like she would be all over this, unless she is in complete denial. Also, someone upthread said something about Kate always coming out smelling like a rose. Well, without TLC in her corner, I think that is unlikely if her show has been canceled. If TLC is dropping her, things are going to start coming out of the woodwork, & she won't have that earpiece to save her butt. She will sound like an utter fool trying to save herself, trying to remember her own lies. She has lied so many times, how will she remember all of them? Someone will likely call her on something eventually I'm sure. Why haven't they already, dammit?! Oh, right, TLC...

fidosmommy said...

Yeah, Twist of Kate is on the schedule, apparently. Starts in November. But notice the premise: Kate goes around the country SEEING HOW OTHERS JUGGLE WORK, FAMILY.....

I thought the original idea was for Kate to walk in the shoes of the "working class". Then it was to give other people tips on the domestic life. Then, Kate said something about it being "chats" with fans who write in with their problems.

So, if this new premise for the show helps KATE learn a few things about being a mom, then it might be a great thing. Tips like "Find out how your kids want their sandwiches the night before so mornings can be peaceful". You know, stuff like that.

Barbara said...

I don't think anyone should be celebrating just yet. I don't believe for a minute that TLC is through with Kate. Her lying low and keeping her big fat mouth shut is just following orders. I know, hard to believe that she would follow anyone's orders, but she does where TLC is concerned. They have something planned, they are stringing people along. I hope I am wrong, but I am so sure this is what is happening. Kate's going nowhere. They have something big planned. We will know what that something big is when she starts showing up on every morning and entertainment show out there. I personally believe Twist of Kate is coming at some point. They have it strategically planned. It's just too obvious that Jon is silent, Kate is silent, even TLC is pretty silent. The media is turning against her. I hope none of this is true, but having seen how Kate has gotten every single thing she wanted, I somehow believe she and TLC are biding their time waiting, waiting, waiting.... Then wham!

TLC ship is sinking said...

RE: Sister Wives

The day after the premiere of another touted TLC show, the family is under investigation for bigamy.

http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/home/50366251-76/person-bigamy-investigation-police.html.csp

http://www.ksl.com/?nid=148&sid=12603468

Another TLC family in trouble.

Hippie Chick said...

Sorry to post again. I said on another blog that I wish no one ill will. For all the wrong Kate has done, she is still a mom, & her kids still need her. I hope Kate realizes that she does not stop being a mom when the show gets canceled. The kids should come first, and before she freaks out about anything, she needs to take the kids feelings into consideration, not her fame, not her feelings, and think about her children. What are their needs? She set out to have all of these kids & become famous, but then what? What happens when the kids get older & the cameras are gone? It's great for the kids yes, and she is a MOM first, I hope she gets that.

Pam said...

I'm thinking the whole Masche thing was staged. They were dropped by WEtv and not renewed for a season 3, and then RIGHT afterwards, this DV thing happened. All of a sudden they are renewed for season 3.

It's no secret Bryan is obsessed with Jon and Kate..he's referred to them a few times on his show. I think he and Jenny played up this separation/fighting thing to see if they could generate the Gosselin factor for their own show and grow more famous and get richer so they can quit working.

That's why Jenny filed for legal separation and not divorce. She has no intention of divorcing him and the "separation" is for a storyline and ratings.

Lauren said...

The day after the premiere of another touted TLC show, the family is under investigation for bigamy.

http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/home/50366251-76/person-bigamy-investigation-police.html.csp

http://www.ksl.com/?nid=148&sid=12603468

Another TLC family in trouble.
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So in Utah the law "overlooks" polygamy but will investigate for bigamy. The Utah AG's page says that polygamy is illegal but are aware it exists.

http://attorneygeneral.utah.gov/polygamy.html
"Polygamy is illegal in Utah and forbidden by the Arizona constitution. However, law enforcement agencies in both states have decided to focus on crimes within polygamous communities that involve child abuse, domestic violence and fraud."

I wonder if bigamy is a form of fraud, considering that the other husbands/wives aren't aware of each other.

Just my legal secretary brain thinking.

Kelly said...

Jibber Jabbers,
You speak like you have inside knowledge however you also claim that I was "Pro Kate" in the past. How can anything you say be taken seriously when obviously you haven't read any of my input on any blog these past few years?

As you said on your slam against me..."I'm just sayin"

Anon 1 said...

Maybe Kate is on the road, filming as we speak, for TofK???? Go for it Kate.

Still ugly said...

Kate said herself that the paparazzi (plural) follow her EVERY MINUTE; therefore it is impossible that she has has plastic surgery (roll eyes). So if we follow her pea brained logic, then she must be holed up in the Orphanage since no pictures have surfaced of her lately. I think she's sitting in her darkened bedroom, clutching her trusty box of wine (love that it's boxed, btw), and texting Steve obsessively, calling her team begging for a gig somewhere, anywhere for attention and of course, ignoring the kids. If by chance she's snuck past the non-existent paparazzi and gotten more work done, them she's even more pathetic than we thought. Still ugly, Kate, and still not hot. It is so not in the cards for you. Karma

XYZed said...

. . . and then, like a bad odour, she's back. Darn! Too good to be true.

AuntieAnn said...

Whether Kate plus 8 is listed or not means squat in our house. TLC has been off the air for a year as far as we're concerned.

Whatever. It will be interesting to see what's left in the can after some new laws are passed for kids in reality programs. I heard Paul Petersen tell the committee that he's not going away and THAT I can believe.

LancNative said...

Local news just reported that
"you can have a chance to own Kate Gosselin's Orange County chopper," (showed photo), 2009 pink Schwinn, to be auctioned off on October 9 by Ronald McD house in Hershey. Didn't she donate that last year?

kimmie said...

Pam said...

I'm thinking the whole Masche thing was staged. They were dropped by WEtv and not renewed for a season 3, and then RIGHT afterwards, this DV thing happened. All of a sudden they are renewed for season 3.

September 27, 2010 6:52 PM

i read that they were renewed for season 3 then bryan got arrested and wetv decided to cancel season 3.

MickeyMcKean said...

Re: Pink Scooter

During the OCC episode Kate was shown donating it to the Ronald McDonald house for their upcoming charity event. Then local bloggers let it be known that the charity function was canceled due to lack of advertising and/or interest.

Then it was reported that the pink scooter was back in Kate's garage.

Now apparently Ronald McDonald's House is once again advertising another auction. Hopefully this item will bring in $$$ for this worthy cause.

JMO

MickeyMcKean said...

It seems to me that Jon must have visition every other weekend, because isn't it every other weekend that Kate goes M.I.A.?

Midnight Madness said...

i read that they were renewed for season 3 then bryan got arrested and wetv decided to cancel season 3.

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Where did you read this? In all of the reports I read, it was the other way around. They RENEWED after he was arrested.

http://www.popeater.com/2010/09/22/we-sextuplets-bryan-jenne-masche/

Ingrid said...

Even though Kate +8 is listed on the drop down it shows no future shows when I clicked the the tv schedule link. :)

Starz22 said...

I'm not ready to believe that TLC is done with kate.They will toss another stone in th water hoping for the ripple effect.The rumer gets cast...the bloggers blog...she makes a few headlines in the rag-mags and entertainment "news" show.People wait to see the next show..then bam!They get ratings.

I can see TLC trying to milk every last drop of money that they can from kate and the kids.I can see a story about how very depressed kate is...how is she going to handle this? Is she going to have a melt-down? How are the kids going to make it through this. ect ect.

For what ever happens...I hope Jon is paying close attention.I hope he's there for the kids.They are going to need him more than ever now if TLC has really cut kate loose.

When kate starts hitting the shows crying about "how will I support my kids" I sure hope someone will ask her what has she done with the millions (yes millions) of dollars that she has made since the show started and from appearences and her (chuckle) books.

mama san said...

polygamy was addressed on the show - Sister Wives. There was just a religious ceremony. ergo;, no law has been broken.

Linda said...

The thing is, even IF Twist of Kate is filming and they show a 1-3 episodes of it in say, November to test the waters, people KNOW Kate Gosselin.

We've seen what she's like ad infinitum. There's not some magical cure that's going to make her likeable or interesting or funny or nice. There's just not (short of a complete personality transplant).

So some people will tune in and they'll see her treat people like trash, as usual. And they'll be disgusting and tune right back out. Most people won't even bother, though.

So TLC can try, try, try with all their might, but the public already knows what she's like. There's only so much they can do with her washed up, talentless self.

I've long thought 2010 would be the end of the road for her, and I still think so. Now more than ever.

Laurie said...

I don't think that she's off filming TOK becasue someone, somewhere would have seen her and called the media - remember when she was at the diner word did get out. IMO she's holed up in some mansion with a bunch of men and they're filming some kind of dating show and that's why no one has seen her.

K8scomeundone said...

Well, people see Octomom facing foreclosure and having a yard sale trying to generate money. They are not going to fall for Kate's whining as much now or feel sorry for her, when they've seen her prancing around Cabo in her bikini with Stevo. Nayda may have her problems, but at least, she will tell she does. Kate acts like it is everyone else's fault.
While the rest of the country still struggles to put food on the table, let Kate whine that she cannot maintain her millionaire status. She's still in her big house, screaming..."all mine, all mine as far as the eye can see!" The media is now getting scorned for giving her a platform for her narcissism and FRAUD.

fidosmommy said...

Bigamy is two legal spouses for one person. The presumption is that there has been a second marriage when the first marriage is still valid. That is illegal.

Polygamy is many spouses (it can go either way -multiple wives, multiple husbands.) Most polygamists are too smart to try to legally marry more than one person. They legally marry one and then invite the other spouses to join the family, sealing the commitment with a non-legal ceremony. There is no paperwork filed in any courthouse beyond the first marriage. There is no proof that this extra person is not simply a friend who has been invited to live there - they usually have their own bedroom. The second/third/fourth spouse has no legal claim to anything, but can have things given or willed to him/her by the shared spouse. In a court of law, however, they don't have a leg to stand on. The first spouse is the only one who counts. Therefore, most second/third spouses
don't try to push any kind of legal matter.

Once you are married, you are free to invite any adult you want into the relationship. Swingers do it all the time. It is not illegal to swap partners (we'll leave morality out of it and stick with legalities.) So, that's essentially what polygamists are doing. They are simply sharing one person with everyone's permission. For those who were raised in polygamous homes, it is the most natural thing in the world to have two dads or three moms and a whole bunch of kids who share one parent with you.

In some polygamous homes, not only are there heterosexual relations, but also same sex relationships. The new person is sometimes (not often) invited in by both partners to be a
new partner for both of them.

Personally, I'm all for the one man one woman kind of marriage, but I can't dictate to the world according to my preferences and what my personal faith leads me to believe is right.
I guess my deepest problem with the show Sister Wives is that it opens up possibilities to young, impressionable people that they might never have considered before. I would prefer that this was not advertised as a "good alternative".

This is only my opinion.

Producer said...

"Hopefully, the blogging has had an impact and the Gosselins will disappear into obscurity quicker than a Pet Rock."

If blogging were the deciding factor for Kate disappearing, she would be gone by now. How many hundreds of times has it been said that Kate is narcissistic, demanding, mean, selfish, thoughtless, cruel, talentless…. How many hundreds of times has it been said that the Gosselin children’s privacy has been invaded and Kate is earning a living off their backs?

It has also been said time and again that Kate doesn’t have the “it” factor. Kate may not be an actress, and may have no obvious marketable "talents" but she has enough of the “it” factor to keep newspapers, magazines and people talking about her even when she is nowhere to be seen. It’s controversy, not talent, that is sought in cable reality TV. Their focus is to entertain on a relatively small budget, and “hi-brow” educational programs certainly won’t bring in the viewers and they are not in the business to compete with the major networks to produce compelling dramas and sitcoms, hence the highly controversial programs like “Sister Wives.” As long as there is so much controversy and Kate continues to create such strong reactions, both pro and con, she’ll be a commodity to someone. She IS entertainment.

The death knell for Kate Gosselin will be the sweet sound of silence.

Anonymous said...

Pam said...
I'm thinking the whole Masche thing was staged. They were dropped by WEtv and not renewed for a season 3, and then RIGHT afterwards, this DV thing happened. All of a sudden they are renewed for season 3.


IMO, Not staged at all
The Mache's signed their contract with WEtv for Season 3 before they got in the car with Jenny's Dad to begin their 3 day trip back to AZ. The DV charges didn't happen until September 11.

The timeline can be found on Bryan's twitter:
http://twitter.com/wetvsixpackdad

Big meeting tommorow with John Miller at the network 2 c whether or nort we will have a 3rd season of Raising Sextuplets.
2:00 PM Aug 18th via Twitter for BlackBerry®

Well we r going 2 do a season 3 n will start filming almost immeadtely!
3:45 PM Aug 22nd via Twitter for BlackBerry

Anon 1 said...

Laurie said... I don't think that she's off filming TOK becasue someone, somewhere would have seen her and called the media - remember when she was at the diner word did get out.
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I think if TLC wanted her to be seen, she would be. Most of those pics we see of her, are either Kate or TLC 'requesting' pap photos to be taken, to keep the blogs talking. Well, look she's disappeared from the TV, mags, etc. and what are we doing? Still talking about her. She could be behind closed doors filming T of K or dating show, or whatever????

BeDoneNow said...

Jerry Springer has some kind of dating show now called "Baggage". Sounds like it is right up Kate's alley.
Jerry Springer;
Dating;
Scripted reality show;
Baggage;
I dont know what station it's on or when.

TLC ship is sinking said...

RE: TLC Ratings Notes for 3Q via Discovery media release

* 21 series averaging 1.1M P2+ or more, including American Chopper(2.5M), Sister Wives (2.3M), Kate Plus 8 (1.7M), Cake Boss (1.6M), Little People Big World (1.5M), 19 Kids and Counting (1.4M), Say Yes to the Dress Atlanta (1.3M), Strange Sex (1.2M) and DC Cupcakes (1.2M).
* Premiere of newest hit, Sister Wives (9/26) garnered 2.3M P2+, a 77% increase vs. the prior six week prime premiere average, and best series premiere since Cake Boss (5/25/09) in P/W18-49, P/W18-34 and W25-54.
* Top 5 network in W18-34 (#5), and top 10 in W25-54 (#9) and W18-49 (#10).
* Highest 3Q in 6 years in P2+ and P25-54.
* Up in key demos, including P2+, +10% (1.1M v 1M) and P25-54, +4% (527k v 506k).
[P2+ = any viewer older than 2 years old]

http://tvbythenumbers.com/2010/09/28/discovery-channel-tlc-animal-planet-more-ratings-notes/65595
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TLC expectations are low as far as ratings. For them, a hit-show averages a little over 1 million viewers in ratings.

We always wonder...Who's watching these shows i.e. Kate Plus 8? TLC's biggest demographics is W18-34. [How many of those who post on Gosselin blogs fall into this category?]

Unfortunately, Kate Plus 8 could possibly continue since the new HOM families (Jones & Carpios) have failed to attract strong ratings, especially since Quints by Surprise has the Gosselins as their lead-in show. [If the Jon rumors are proven false.]

If not, [a new revamped] Twist of Kate could still premiere if TLC expects it will hit those key demos and draw at least one million viewers (consistently). [Yes, TLC has been silent on this issue, but they're sneaky to begin with. Maybe they are reformatting the show. It wouldn't surprise me if they hold-off until November sweeps to make an announcement.]

Anonymous said...

The problem I have with a TLC's Sister Wives is the minors involved in filming another TLC exploit the children for money and entertainment reality show.

JudyK said...

I think she's recovering from more plastic surgery. With all the talk about her belly button, she's probably had it repositioned and more touch-up work on her tummy, probably some more lipo. If I am right and if she keeps it up, she's going to be 90% plastic.

Anonymous said...

Isn't polygamy illegal in Aerica. Didn't they just arrest a guy for that. I think TLC is making a mistake here.

Masche Mess, Gosselin 2.0 said...

Is the "Families with Multiples" genre on its way out?

TLC tweeted...Want to be on @TLC? Check out casting info [http://tlc.discovery.com/fansites/apply/getontlc.html#mkcpgn=twtlc1]


TLC is NOT CASTING for any families with multiples! The only show currently casting with children is Toddlers & Tiaras.

With the original anti-Gosselin Masches as Gosselins 2.0, let's hope media/society open their eyes and realize how reality tv (in combination with raising HOM) is detrimental to families.

Unfortunately, one more family is destroyed and will air out their dirty laundry on television before this genre disappears.

Markiesnana said...

JudyK --
She probably took that airbrushed, photoshopped pic of her on the mag cover to the surgeon and said "Quick! Make me look like this!"
LOL

Midnight Madness said...

Polygamy is not illegal if you marry only one of the women. If you choose to have ten women living with you and you call them your wives, as long as you are legally married to ONLY ONE of them, what you do in private is your business and is not illegal.

However, if it is found that you marry one woman, and then marry another one, it is bigamy, and THAT is illegal. I assume the reason that Sister Wives is being investigated is that they want to find out if the husband is guilty of bigamy rather than polygamy.

If you're thinking of Warren Jeffs, the reason he was arrested was not for polygamy, but on two counts of arranging marriages between underage girls and older men.

MickeyMcKean said...

Tuesday night 8:00 PST on TLC Kate Plus 8 was listed on my Dish Network. I checked "info" and saw this episode originally aired on 6/10/10 so I clicked on it ... it was NOT Kate Plus 8 but some other show.

Still the TV listing said it was Kate Plus 8.

Same thing at 8:30 PM ... so yes I'm inclined to believe that there is a reason TLC pulled these episodes off the air after they were scheduled to be aired.

Suffice it to say I'm doing a happy dance ...

JMO

Midnight Madness said...

JudyK --
She probably took that airbrushed, photoshopped pic of her on the mag cover to the surgeon and said "Quick! Make me look like this!"
LOL
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...and the surgeon said, "In your dreams! I'm a doctor, not a magician!"

Anonymous said...

I bet she is off getting ALL and ANY plastic work she has ever wanted, done now, in case the show is gone.She will spend that money while she has it, and in case Murt's Bill gets passed, and she will have to give up alot of that money to her little money-makers.She is that type of person-me,me,me.

JudyK said...

Midnight Madness said... JudyK --
She probably took that airbrushed, photoshopped pic of her on the mag cover to the surgeon and said "Quick! Make me look like this!"
LOL
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...and the surgeon said, "In your dreams! I'm a doctor, not a magician!"

___________________________________

LOL @ you two!

Julianna said...

She will spend that money while she has it, and in case Murt's Bill gets passed, and she will have to give up alot of that money to her little money-makers.

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I'm not sure what getting HP2515 passed has to do with giving up money to the children. In April it was already decided, along with obtaining work permits, that at least 15 percent of the money paid to the children must be put into an irrevocable trust account that can only be spent when the children turn 18.

Anonymous said...

Producer, I do not believe that Kate has the "it" factor. It is more of TLC putting her name out there and negotiating with mags, other production companies, etc. that keeps her in the news.

Do you honestly believe if Kate didn't have TLC's backing she would be even in the news?

I don't.

fidosmommy said...

Kate was spotted by a local today at Target. She was alone, and no cameras in sight.

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Diana said...

Wish it were true that the whole Gosselin bunch would not be on TV or all over the pubishings.
Also, get rid of TLC, too for having all those freaks on.
Wonder what Kate and the "bodyguard" will use as an excuse to travel together. Bodyguard my foot - he is her "companion" and escort not to mention her chaffeur.

fidosmommy said...

Kate was spotted by a local today at Target. She was alone, and no cameras in sight.

MickeyMcKean said...

Re: Pink Scooter

During the OCC episode Kate was shown donating it to the Ronald McDonald house for their upcoming charity event. Then local bloggers let it be known that the charity function was canceled due to lack of advertising and/or interest.

Then it was reported that the pink scooter was back in Kate's garage.

Now apparently Ronald McDonald's House is once again advertising another auction. Hopefully this item will bring in $$$ for this worthy cause.

JMO

Still ugly said...

Kate said herself that the paparazzi (plural) follow her EVERY MINUTE; therefore it is impossible that she has has plastic surgery (roll eyes). So if we follow her pea brained logic, then she must be holed up in the Orphanage since no pictures have surfaced of her lately. I think she's sitting in her darkened bedroom, clutching her trusty box of wine (love that it's boxed, btw), and texting Steve obsessively, calling her team begging for a gig somewhere, anywhere for attention and of course, ignoring the kids. If by chance she's snuck past the non-existent paparazzi and gotten more work done, them she's even more pathetic than we thought. Still ugly, Kate, and still not hot. It is so not in the cards for you. Karma

Masche Mess, Gosselin 2.0 said...

Is the "Families with Multiples" genre on its way out?

TLC tweeted...Want to be on @TLC? Check out casting info [http://tlc.discovery.com/fansites/apply/getontlc.html#mkcpgn=twtlc1]


TLC is NOT CASTING for any families with multiples! The only show currently casting with children is Toddlers & Tiaras.

With the original anti-Gosselin Masches as Gosselins 2.0, let's hope media/society open their eyes and realize how reality tv (in combination with raising HOM) is detrimental to families.

Unfortunately, one more family is destroyed and will air out their dirty laundry on television before this genre disappears.

TLC ship is sinking said...

RE: Sister Wives

The day after the premiere of another touted TLC show, the family is under investigation for bigamy.

http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/home/50366251-76/person-bigamy-investigation-police.html.csp

http://www.ksl.com/?nid=148&sid=12603468

Another TLC family in trouble.

Anonymous said...

The problem I have with a TLC's Sister Wives is the minors involved in filming another TLC exploit the children for money and entertainment reality show.

Administrator said...

It's back in the drop down menu. It was NOT there this morning. They are full of it.

Producer said...

"Hopefully, the blogging has had an impact and the Gosselins will disappear into obscurity quicker than a Pet Rock."

If blogging were the deciding factor for Kate disappearing, she would be gone by now. How many hundreds of times has it been said that Kate is narcissistic, demanding, mean, selfish, thoughtless, cruel, talentless…. How many hundreds of times has it been said that the Gosselin children’s privacy has been invaded and Kate is earning a living off their backs?

It has also been said time and again that Kate doesn’t have the “it” factor. Kate may not be an actress, and may have no obvious marketable "talents" but she has enough of the “it” factor to keep newspapers, magazines and people talking about her even when she is nowhere to be seen. It’s controversy, not talent, that is sought in cable reality TV. Their focus is to entertain on a relatively small budget, and “hi-brow” educational programs certainly won’t bring in the viewers and they are not in the business to compete with the major networks to produce compelling dramas and sitcoms, hence the highly controversial programs like “Sister Wives.” As long as there is so much controversy and Kate continues to create such strong reactions, both pro and con, she’ll be a commodity to someone. She IS entertainment.

The death knell for Kate Gosselin will be the sweet sound of silence.

F&M said...

Monday evening 7:15
Lancaster, PA's WGAL-TV promoted news at 11: Kate Gosselin donates her Orange County chopper to charity.

Suspect that this must be Jon's motorcycle since Kate apparently had earlier gotten rid of her pink scooter ...

silimom said...

First off, the website issue could be a bug or they could be moving things around. Sorry, my husband is a computer engineer so I guess I'm used to these types of problems (because he talks about stuff like that happening all the time) and I take them at face value. Yes, I want the show to be over, but I'm holding my breath until next summer. If no new "Kate+8" episodes have shown up by then, I'll believe it's done. We've gotten our hopes up before only to have her show up on DWTS and then Kate+8.

Fingers are tentatively crossed.

Midnight Madness said...

i read that they were renewed for season 3 then bryan got arrested and wetv decided to cancel season 3.

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Where did you read this? In all of the reports I read, it was the other way around. They RENEWED after he was arrested.

http://www.popeater.com/2010/09/22/we-sextuplets-bryan-jenne-masche/

Tori said...

Since the show is debuting in the UK and Latin America, could it be a possibility that Her Majesty, Self-Appointed Queen of the Wernersville Fiefdom, has hopped the pond to do prep for publicity overseas?

BerksPa said...

Masche's are splitting up according to Radar....

Kk said...

I'm afraid to believe that we have finally seen the last of k8. Something tells me that TLC is just clearing the way for her next venture because I think K8 is still under contract, and that works both ways -- she can hold them accountable as well as the reverse situation. We all have seen that she always seems to come out on top, irrespective of talent.

KateSteveandTLCSuck said...

Quack.

Karen said...

We can only hope for an official announcement coming soon.

Anonymous said...

They are hoping to get Jon to give in and let them continue to exploit their children. Now let's see Kate get all these opportunities after all didn't Barbara Walters say she was a star??

Linda said...

I went to the TLC site and Kate Plus 8 is still listed under TV shows and there is a video of a "beach run" on the main page.

I want the show to be MORE gone than that, though I'm glad it's out of the airing schedule.

BeDoneNow said...

quack, hehe.

There is nothing in my guide for tonight (Monday; an airing is scheduled for Tuesday apparently but the episode name and description is blank. And I felt slimey even looking that up.

All that money they spent on putting that huge entourage up in the lap of luxury for a week at Bald Head Island, and they get just 2 half hour epis out of it? Did they break even?

They will be back. They will film the kids over every school break and People magazine will do age-progression photoshop again.

With that said, however, I think something has changed. Kate has been auditioning for a "Diva Housewives" show of her own for a year now. After the time she was seen in the striped bordello shirt with the satin shorts and bondage stillettos, she has dressed nearly normal ever since. Either someone gave her a serious slapping over her attire, or she got told to audition for something else now.

I watched the clip of The Soup (??) that someone posted. Admin, your recaps are wonderful, but words cannot describe how much Kate resents her children. And they are just accustomed to it. What is REALLY sick, is how Kate thinks it is charming and adorable for her to openly display her hatred of her own children.

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