Saturday, March 19, 2011

Kate's excursion to NYC and trendy STK steakhouse

Kate and a friend were cruising around NYC Friday night in a limo, hitting up STK. Take a look at their dinner menu here. Kate's 6th ... er, 36th birthday is March 28.

Some questions for Kate: Who foot the bill for the
1. limo
2. diamond earrings
3. diamond bracelet
4. diamond ring
5. STK tab

The kids?

http://www.gossipcenter.com/kate-gosselin/photo/kate-gosselin-1585

119 sediments (sic) from readers:

Administrator said...

And this is why the kids will be screwed when they want what is there's someday. Mommy pissed it all away on limos and the trendiest NYC restaurants.

She is completely shameless, isn't she? She honestly has the balls to cry that the kids' college funds aren't funded yet?

Administrator said...

Is that Kate's pink phone or does her friend just have everything Kate has? Double trouble!

How new money of Kate--her friend is taking all her calls.

Administrator said...

I am convinced that if Kate has handlers or advisers, she is ignoring them. Remember the Vanity Faire article where Steve suggested that Nobu sushi wouldn't look so good after just crying to Today about how much Jon screwed her over? Maybe Steve had the weekend off.

There is a horrible disaster in Japan and Kate is starting some kind of disingenuous giving back campaign--No adviser would tell her, Kate go have another NYC getaway, put on a bunch of diamond jewelery, grab a limo, and cruise around Manhattan hitting up the most expensive restaurant you can find.

She is without a shadow of a doubt telling her advisers to suck it.

Spanx? said...

Why'd you post a pic with Kate's Spanx cropped off? Why not show the Spanx? Aren't they the "reality"?

boo said...

Looks like she has covered up or is having removed that stupid ankle tatoo.

Hippie Chick said...

A limo?? Seriously? Again with the limo? Rent an effing Escalade. That's what the "real" stars do Kate. This is how clueless she really is. Is she going to a funeral? The Oscars? The PROM? What a dingbat.

Oh & Kate? Your uh, outfit? I'm not sure, so don't jump down my throat here, but are those nylons? (gag) If not, you are too tan. And that dress? Circa NOT NOW. Maxi dresses are the new thing, or Little white dresses. But I guess that would make you look reallly orange. At least you are covering the girls. I'll give you that. The bag? Wrist clutches went out in 2010. A regular clutch would have been cute. (Read Glamour, Vogue, InStyle...these are your friends)

AuntieAnn said...

Well I couldn't have been more wrong in thinking she was going to lay low and act all humble-like.

She's grinning like a cheshire cat for the camera. I thought she hated the paps? Liar.

JudyK said...

Read that her birthday isn't until later in the month; that this is HER custody weekend, yet Jon doesn't have the kids; and also that she partied with friends who all arrived in a limo. What friends? Kate has NO FRIENDS. TLC must be paying people (probably employees) to masquerade as non-existent friends.

wryview said...

Why is her "friend" dressed like a person on their way to a picnic instead of a fancy restaurant?

Kate's Cart said...

We know she had to go to NYC for Steve to photo her there, so it would look like a pap. shots are too staged, any real pap would be looking for a crotch shot or anything unflattering. That would be the only money shots at this point. And yes, the limo, dinner etc. all on the backs of little kids.

Desperate Kate said...

We know real paps aren't taking her picture anymore because no one is buying them anymore. It's interesting that these pics came from Splash, the same outlet that brought us the ones from NZ which Steve or someone from TLC took. Same thing as when they traveled - no one is interested in Kate so the have to take pics themselves and try to give them away.

ROL says she was in NYC for a promo for her new season so it makes sense all of this is their start of the big fake push to promote Kate again, but as Admin said, how utterly disingenuous of her and them to try to promote her as "giving back" while eating in expensive restaurants, wearing diamonds, using limos, etc. in light of the tragedies happening around the world.

And, then there's Jamie, supposedly Kate's best friend, dressed in worn jeans while Kate is dressed for a night on the town; who has to look down and away when Kate's pic is being taken. Some friendship. There you go Jamie, you can have Kate's leftovers.

Administrator said...

Maybe Jamie gets leftover pink iPhones too. What's Kate on now, her 20th?

Bubbles, the non-blogger-ID one said...

Admin, you forgot one other thing in your list:

Who foot the bill for the
1. limo
2. diamond earrings
3. diamond bracelet
4. diamond ring
5. STK tab

6. the "friend"

Is that really Jamie? I thought she and Kate were around the same size but she looks 50 lbs heavier in that outfit.

You KNOW it's Steve taking that pic because of the smile on her face.

NT said...

I read at ROL that this was a publicity stunt for her upcoming season premiere. So I'm assuming TLC paid for everything and that is why she was all smiles and never looked away from the camera. That really looks very cheesy. Was it that warm in NYC that nite? I know in Va. it was in the low 80's cos I live there,but I'm not sure about NYC.

Administrator said...

Why would tlc think that after promoting a charity show Kate should put on some bling and take a limo ride to a pricey dinner? Unless they are exploiting the hate of her. I find it hard to believe anyone would-think this looks good. After promoting charity!

kidsRablessing said...

I really feel sorry for Kate. She is living an unrealistic life for now. It is frightening to think what will happen when all this stops, because it always does. There is so much destruction in her path to fame, when it ends, I fear Kate will become the next Charlie Sheen.
She never realized what a wonderful/regular life she had before TLC. It's too late now, but hopefully she will realize someday when the kids are older and resentful of her, was it all worth it? All famous people no matter how incredibly famous they are at one point, become has beens. How will Kate handle her has been status, probably not well.

A Pink Straight Jacket For Kate said...

Sorry, but who cares?

She's just out celebrating another year of pulling one over on everyone.

Big deal.

Of course Steve is her pap.

Btw, What's wrong with good old Pa. restaurants? I LOVE hearty Pennsylvania Dutch food :o) Especially Baked French Toast....mmmmmmmmmmm......

Oh well, to each his own.

Moose Mania said...

Does Jamie have the same hair stylist as Kate? Is the Oz scarecrow look the only thing he knows how to do? Maybe it was a two-fer deal.

Snark: I guess she chose that silver/white purse because it matches her teeth. Looks great in the photo!

Take a look at the cartoon header of Kate on this blog and compare it with the photo of her sitting in the limo. Spot on!

AuntieAnn said...

Why would tlc think that after promoting a charity show Kate should put on some bling and take a limo ride to a pricey dinner?
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Who knows. Maybe TLC is filming a special about reality tv's most talentless narcissistic famewhores?

Mom In Lancaster County said...

Pink asked: Btw, What's wrong with good old Pa. restaurants? I LOVE hearty Pennsylvania Dutch food :o) Especially Baked French Toast....mmmmmmmmmmm......

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That is so funny you should mention that. I just got back from a brunch that included the best PA Dutch baked French toast ever. I brought some back with me -- not sure if I can "re-toast" it, but I'm going to try! I think that she would have looked just a tad out of place in that outfit at Shady Maple Smorgasbord, Good and Plenty, or Plain and Fancy homestyle restaurants!

She could have gone to Bistro 614, or Papillon Brasserie, but I guess she didn't want to slum it on Penn Street in Reading or in West Reading. Anyone on the board from Berks? Is Stokesay Castle up and running again?

fidosmommy said...

They may or may not be sharing the same pink iphone. Ditto the gum in the friend's mouth.
(oh, ugh). Twin shoes, too!

I am not convinced that is Jamie, but I'm not really sure. It may just be a wrong angle for me.

Did Kate have the extensions removed? That looks like real hair now, not straw. It has some shine, some variations of color.... it actually looks better than it has in months and months.

NT said...

Hollywwod Life says that Steve came into the resturant before her and stayed in the background during the whole thing. They're not fooling anyone.

pate said...

But I noticed since NZ she's not wearing two diamonds....did they break up?

BerksPa said...

Lancaster Mom: Stokesay Castle is indeed up and running. My son is heading there w/ his g/f for her senior prom in May. That's a lovely place for dinner. Not so 'hip' though as NYC.

fidosmommy said...

I just went back and looked at pictures of Jamie Cole (Ayers) Stubbs. She is half a head shorter than Kate and has a different shaped nose and different eyebrows than this woman has. I don't think this is Jamie.

Administrator said...

It's probably some TLC croonie and Kate can further scam America and write off this expensive meal as a "business expense" as long as they discuss the show over dinner. Heck I bet Uncle Sam would figure since the kids are her BUSINESS, any time she talks about them over any meal at all she could write it off.

A Pink Straight Jacket For Kate said...

Mom In Lancaster County said...

Pink asked: Btw, What's wrong with good old Pa. restaurants? I LOVE hearty Pennsylvania Dutch food :o) Especially Baked French Toast....mmmmmmmmmmm......

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That is so funny you should mention that. I just got back from a brunch that included the best PA Dutch baked French toast ever. I brought some back with me -- not sure if I can "re-toast" it, but I'm going to try! I think that she would have looked just a tad out of place in that outfit at Shady Maple Smorgasbord, Good and Plenty, or Plain and Fancy homestyle restaurants!

She could have gone to Bistro 614, or Papillon Brasserie, but I guess she didn't want to slum it on Penn Street in Reading or in West Reading. Anyone on the board from Berks? Is Stokesay Castle up and running again?

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Sorry Mom In Lancaster, I'm not from Berks.

Yep, I guess those good down home restaurants are not for the nouveau riche like Katie Irene.
Heaven forbid she hobknobs with the dirty peasants ;o)

Personally, I will take those down home restaurants over the foofi-foofi ones any day-but that's just me ;o)

I suppose reheating the baked French Toast in the oven wouldn't harm it.

I just wanted to add another restaurant to your post: "The Hershey Farm Inn & Restaurant". Whenever my husband & I travel to Lancaster, we LOVE visiting that restaurant!! Good home cooking- good for the soul :o)

Troy Chula Vista said...

check out Sammi from jersey shore. She was at the same steak house on Friday, probably about the same time based on lighting. They are both wearing mini black dresses. I cant stand the idiots on Jersey shore, but the dress is more age appropriate for Sammi.

fidosmommy said...

Admin, you might be right about the tax writeoffs. But if this is a TLC person, they are probably footing the bill. I notice this woman is not carrying a purse, but Steve or she might have a TLC credit card to use tucked in a pocket.

LaLaLandNoMore said...

My, oh my. Those bills in her purse must be awfully small now. Kate is completely overdressed for a "steakhouse" and her friend does look like she is going to a picnic or potluck social. This is exactly the reason why Kate is filming the "puddin" out of the kids. She will not go quietly into the night. This woman is addicted to the high life and the kids are paying for it. Why can't a judge see this? Jon sees it now. We see it now.

It's time, once again, to vote with our remotes. Ignoring Kate is the only way to end this farce. Kate would have done so much more for herself by staying in PA, rubbing elbows with the locals, and leaving the limo behind. Tragedy in Japan, war in the Middle East, and the price of gas must not mean a thing to this greedy grifter. Delusional, don't you think?

K8SUCKS said...

1st pic : I HEART NYC!
2nd pic : what kids ?

K8 just oozes trashiness and tackiness - how ridiculous she must look in the midst of one of the most stylish cities in the country.

I dunno, maybe K8 thinks she's bringing
awareness about all the hungry folks at STK.

Hippie - your comments were LOL funny !

Troy Chula Vista said...

Oh to be able to hear the comments from people around her at this dinner she had. I wonder who she was snotty with this time? If no one cares or faints in her presence then how is she going to feel important? Self importance doesnt do much for a person, except maybe get you a police escort in a small airport.

Of course now the sheeple think we are jellus of how she looks and her pampering is "work related" so we should leave her alone...

mama mia said...

The sad commentary on this is Kate has no real friends or a lover to hang out with on her birthday or any other day of the year. What good is a limo ride and a night out on the town if you have no one to share it with?

Nobody Likes a Narcissist said...

Well, we all saw this coming, it's so damn predictable. We are on the verge of two weeks of staged, phony photos and probably a talk show appearance or two to promote the return of the show. I just looked at all the photos at the Gossip Center link, and read the Hollywood Life post, and my thoughts are:

1) Completely staged photos - especially the ones posing and smiling at the photographer (Steve) as she's getting out of the limo, and the shots of her prancing alone and, again, smiling and posing for the camera.

2) My legs are better than hers and I have a better shape, but I haven't worn a dress that short since I was barhopping in my 20's. In my opinion, she looks foolish and desperate, and would look so much better if that dress were only an inch or two above her knees (which happens to be the most flattering look on all ages and shapes).

3) She looks ridiculously over tanned, especially for mid March. But, I will say that her hair does look better. (Although it does look like her poor friend is sporting Khate's old, dried out, hair extensions).

4) It was unseasonably warm in NYC yesterday but by late evening it was far too cool to be prancing around in that tiny dress without a coat, but we all know she wanted to pose for her little photo shoot.

5) It looks like the friend is carrying her phone for her now, maybe so she doesn't lose it or break it and need a tenth(!) new pink iphone. Also, the friend is dressed as if she's going to a completely different place than Khate, which just looks strange to me. Women don't usually do that, unless of course, one thinks she's a stah! and has to upstage everyone all the time.

6) STK is totally overrated and overpriced. It's one of those places that all the out of town "celebs" want to show up at because they think it's on the list of places to be seen. The real NY'ers know much better places to dine.

7) The limo crap is ridiculous. I lived in NYC years ago and knew quite a few well off people as well as a few in the entertainment field. They, and most real NYers, all laugh at the "bridge and tunnel" crowd who come in from NJ, PA, LI, and CT for their big night on the town, oh so cool, let's get a limo and go to the city (it's so 90's, maybe even 80's, btw)

8) I'm sure that most of us here have some friends and/or family members that are divorced parents. I can safely say that all the divorced parents that I know NEVER schedule "girls night out" or things with friends (and NOT the kids) on the weekends when they have the kids. They specifically save that stuff for the weekends the kids are with the other parent. Then again, they aren't self-centered, fame-whoring narcissists who only care about their kids in regard to how much $$ that their kids can bring them.

9) I know most people tend to celebrate their birthdays a few days off if it's during the week, choosing to celebrate it on the weekend prior to or after it, but it's weird that she's celebrating her birthday a full ten days early. To me, that's not a "birthday celebration", it's just going out to dinner....unless it's being filmed (see bolding in next item)..........

Nobody Likes a Narcissist said...

10) I read the Hollywood Life post and not only was Steve there, but it also said (emphasis added by me):

Kate Gosselin looked more ‘Sex and The City’ than dutiful mom as she hit the town for her birthday bash with her favorite man!

Looks like someone hired a babysitter to take care of the tykes! Kate Gosselin, the radiant mommy of eight, looked super-stylish – and showed plenty of skin – in an itty-bitty black dress as she hit NYC on March 18. Jealous, Jon?

Kate was spotted partying at the ultra-hip and pricey STK Restaurant in Manhattan’s Meatpacking District to celebrate her 36th birthday. And Mama Gosselin has reason for popping the champagne –her series Kate Plus 8 returns to TLC next month. No wonder she hit up Kim Kardashian’s favorite hotspot!

Sources close to Kate tell HollywoodLife.com exclusively that although he wasn’t photographed with her, bodyguard Steve Nield showed up for dinner as well! Although Kate entered the restaurant with a friend — all while being filmed for her show — Steve ducked into the restaurant ahead of time to keep from being spotted with her. Once inside, he was in the background of the meal, having very little contact with the birthday girl during the festivities.

The setup sounds pretty swanky, with the group arriving at 7:15 pm and staying until 9:00 pm. They had a private dining room and ordered off the menu, keeping things casual for the taping.

This won’t help any of the romantic rumors that developed between Kate and Steve over the last year!

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SO, this "birthday party" was being filmed for an upcoming episode? Hmmm, wonder how they'll reconcile the swanky NYC dinner, limo ride, etc. with the new (phony) image of Khate giving back to those less fortunate. If TLC really is going to try to take that direction with the show, it seems like an odd time to tape an episode showing Khate living it up in NYC.

Administrator said...

Sorry why do the sheeple say this is fine because TLC is footing the bill???

Newsflash, TLC is making MILLIONS off the kids too. TLC is making way more than Kate ever has off the kids. Either TLC is spending the money it made off the kids on this expensive night out, or Kate spent the money she directly made off the kids on this expensive night out. Or the tooth fairy paid for it? Any which way you slice it the CHILDREN paid for Kate's party-like-a rockstar evening, her bling bling, her limo, the works. There is no getting around the kids footing her expensive lifestyle. Six year olds, for pity sake.

Maybe if Kate didn't blow all her money on nights like this she wouldn't need so much child support from Jon. One limo ride surely would pay for a trip to the grocery store for eight kids.

Mom In Lancaster County said...

I just wanted to add another restaurant to your post: "The Hershey Farm Inn & Restaurant". Whenever my husband & I travel to Lancaster, we LOVE visiting that restaurant!! Good home cooking- good for the soul :o)

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I've been disappointed the last two times I've been there...it doesn't seem to be what it used to be. Try Miller's Smorgasbord just down the road (east) on Route 30. You can't go wrong there. Great for breakfasts, too!

Can't you see Kate and Steve sitting at the long farm tables with the peons/tourists, sharing bowls of mashed potatoes and platters of roast beef while flashing her diamond bracelet and trying to keep her mini dress from exposing what shouldn't be exposed to the Amish cooks? I think if TLC would film that, I might be tempted to watch it. They were at the Sight and Sound, right around the corner...they should have filmed them eating at Hershey Farm.

Mom In Lancaster County said...

Administrator said...

Sorry why do the sheeple say this is fine because TLC is footing the bill???

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LOL, Admin., I was just about to post this. The sheeple can't understand that the reason TLC has the money to foot the bill (if they indeed did) is because the kids are working for them! How do they think TLC amassed the funds to do this? The kids made the money! How many millions of dollars went into TLC's pockets because of the children? What is it about the sheeple brain that just doesn't have the ability to reason? There's no cognitive development, no process of thought.

Linda G. said...

She's always so miserable around her kids, but when she's out on the town without them, she's grinning from ear to ear. It's ok to enjoy yourself, I would also be smiling if I rode in a limo to a very nice expensive restaurant, but:

1. I don't make my child earn the money for my jewelry and fancy restaurants.

2. I genuinely enjoy my child's company, something Kate seems to never have experienced. The contrast in her face when she's with them versus without them is striking and just sad.

Also, I'm 40 and look younger than her. I have to remind myself she's only 35.

Administrator said...

For every million Kate made off the children's backs, TLC made 10 times that or more. I can't decide who's worse.

Administrator said...

I was watching a movie on OWN this morning while tidying up and I saw a promo for some new reality show about the Judds. It looks rather candid, more candid than most reality shows. In any case, there was a quick clip where Wynonna Judd said, not a direct quote, I didn't have a childhood--my childhood was about my MOTHER.

Wynonna Judd is almost 50 years old and she is still obviously very affected by this. This kind of bizarre, unnatural SHIFT in the normal parent-child dynamic where the PARENT is the star, can be very damaging to a child. I saw this same phenomenon nannying for celebrity children. In particular the children never expected the attention to be on them or anyone to look at them, it was always about their mom.

Needless to say, who knows what affect Kate being the STAR of the children's childhoods will have on them when they too are 50.

kate's Cart said...

I think it's kind of sad that if TLC wasn't there to film and pay the bill, Kate's bday would go uncelebrated. She has no family to drop by with a cake. She's treated Jon so bad, don't see him taking the kids shopping or making a cake for "mommy" like many parents, even divorced would do for the sake of the children. What a lonely existence.

Administrator said...

Again I am reminded of the Office and how Michael, the boss, has his whole social life wrapped up in his work family. He loves them and is invested in them 10 times more than they are invested in him.
He would have one birthday party and it would be with work people. He wouldn't have a second, more important birthday party with close family and friends.

This is Kate. Her friends are TLC employees, bodyguards and camera crews--EMPLOYEES. Who is at her birthday party? Employees. Will she have a separate, more important birthday party with close family and friends? No, because to her, these are her close family and friends, she said so herself.

In a way I do kind of feel sorry for her too as others have said.

freetheG8 said...

Speaking of 6, err 36th birthdays....http://www.halcyon.com/jmashmun/npd/six.html

What it is like for the Gosselin 8 to be raised by K8.

JudyK said...

I don't feel remotely sorry for Kate because she has no family or friends to celebrate with. As with Jon, she CUT THEM OFF...not vice versa. I'll save my pity for someone who deserves it. And, in my opinion, Kate is worse than TLC--without TLC, no one would even know Kate's name and she would be penniless; instead, she's a multi-millionaire.

LaLaLandNoMore said...

In a way, I, too, feel sorry for Kate. She appears to not know she doesn't know any better. These people will disappear from her life quicker than a "New York minute" when the show dries up. And yes, these kids are directly or indirectly footing the bill for all of this. Kate has no family around because she wants to distance herself from her "roots." She sees herself as a "stah" and doesn't need any of those people from her past. It's obvious. None of her "blood kin" measure up to the staff from TLC. They can't promote Kate's ambition in show biz like her "friends" at TLC can do. This is such a sad story, really. There will be a huge crash at the McMansion someday.

Ever changed jobs and went back to visit the old place? It's never the same. The old crew moves on and you are the odd person out. Kate will learn someday just how that feels. Life teaches us, all of us.

Best pals said...

fidosmommy said...
They may or may not be sharing the same pink iphone. Ditto the gum in the friend's mouth.
(oh, ugh). Twin shoes, too!

I am not convinced that is Jamie, but I'm not really sure. It may just be a wrong angle for me.
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It's most definitely Jamie - no doubt about it. I think it's the different hair cut and color on Jamie that makes her look a bit different in these pics. Compare these to ones taken of them taking the kids to dinner at a local restaurant last summer (when the kids wore new white hoodies) and she looks identical.

As for the person wondering about Kate only wearing 1 necklace - she's always worn only 1 when they were together, but when they were apart Kate wore both. They're together, so I'm guessing that's why Kate's only wearing one in the pics from last night.

Maggie said...

Did anyone else notice the champagne glass in the door next to Kate? No wonder she is all smiles. ROL has a photo of her that highlights how very short her dress really is...especially in the rear. I wonder if Kate ran into Snookie. She was at the same restaurant, the same night, as Kate, per ROL.

One website said Steve was there in the background and they were filming in a private room. Yep, I bet anything he was the one taking the photos. It was said that Chris is in Canada.

It is very sad that Kate NEVER has a family member at ANY occassion such as a birthday (her and/or the kids) or holidays. No, I don't have pity on her. That is the way she wants it to be. I am sure one of her sisters or her mother would have gotten a kick out of that outing. And what makes it really weird is all her family lives in the same vicinity as she does.

JudyK said...

LaLaLandNoMore said...Ever changed jobs and went back to visit the old place? It's never the same. The old crew moves on and you are the odd person out. Kate will learn someday just how that feels. Life teaches us, all of us.
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Wow, good point and good analogy. You are so right.

PJ's momma said...

TLC is filming this for an episode? Who would watch it? Kate shrieking with her one paid friend and eating a meal. Wow. I go to NYC all the time (in 3 weeks, woo-hoo!) and eat at smaller, less known restaurants. If they have prix fixe menu (pre-theater), so much the better. Actually, reviews of STK were not kind, although it's not really that expensive for New York. I just don't get why TLC thinks people want to watch this family being indulged over and over, especially with people struggling so hard right now - and also because Kate is just not likeable or relatable and the kids seem bored or tired a lot. (I love how Kate calls herself a world traveler even though she's only left North America once to go to Australia - I say this as someone who went to 3 continents last year and will be in Thailand soon, followed by Germany the next month (not bragging, but THAT is world travel).

JoyinVirginia said...

Who called it that photos would show up once they were starting promotion of new episodes? So predictable. At least the kids were not being filmed or photographed, just Ms. Kreider!

Best pals said...

Re: Kate wearing 1 necklace. If you look at the pictures of Kate and Jamie at FAO Schwartz today you'll see that Kate is wearing one and Jamie is wearing the other one.

h8k8 said...

Kate, Jamie, and Steve at FAO Schwarz today. Everyone wearing winter coats except for Kate who wore NO coat. lol

http://justjared.buzznet.com/2011/03/19/kate-gosselin-fao-schwarz-stop/

BerksPa said...

Saw the FAO pictures. Check out this pic
http://justjared.buzznet.com/photo-gallery/2528779/kate-gosselin-fao-schwarz-03/fullsize/
If you do a zoom, check out the couple behind Kate and Jamie. The look on their face is PRICELESS!
Kate looks like she got a botox treatment, either that or her eyebrows are in a permanent 'surprised' expression.
She looks a little worse for wear. Too much vino maybe? ?

BerksPa said...

Just did a little 'fly on the wall' research about the photog agency. I guess everything we said about Kate paying for PR and having friends take pictures is pretty spot on...when you see FLYNET in the credits you will know that.

The Picture PR portion of FlyNet states:

Are you an agent that needs more press for your client ?

Are you an agent that wants to earn extra money for your client ?

At Flynet we have a PR department that specialises [sic] in working directly with celebrities and their agents.
We work hand in hand with our clients to achieve maximum press coverage in national newspapers and magazines.
Our achievements in this market place are unprecedented compared to other picture agencies.
We pay agents and Celebrities directly from all sales generated from the pictures we work on.
Because of the nature of confidentiality with our clients we cannot publicise [sic] our client list here.
However, please make an appointment to meet with our PR team to guide you through the process on this growing requirement into today’s media market place.

Save8FromEvilKate said...

wryview said... Why is her "friend" dressed like a person on their way to a picnic instead of a fancy restaurant?

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Because Take's terms of agreement to go on an outing with her are that they must not attempt to look better than her,and thereby she must approve of anything she is wearing, must pay their share of everything, must sign a confidentiality agreement, are not allowed to throw up because they are so disgusted by being anywhere near her!

My opinion of course ;)

A Pink Straight Jacket For Kate said...

Mom In Lancaster County said...

I've been disappointed the last two times I've been there...it doesn't seem to be what it used to be. Try Miller's Smorgasbord just down the road (east) on Route 30. You can't go wrong there. Great for breakfasts, too!

Can't you see Kate and Steve sitting at the long farm tables with the peons/tourists, sharing bowls of mashed potatoes and platters of roast beef while flashing her diamond bracelet and trying to keep her mini dress from exposing what shouldn't be exposed to the Amish cooks? I think if TLC would film that, I might be tempted to watch it. They were at the Sight and Sound, right around the corner...they should have filmed them eating at Hershey Farm.

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Thanks for the recommendation, Mom In Lancaster County :o) We haven't been to Miller's Smorgasbord place in years- we had dinner there. But next time, we're going for breakfast :o)

You are right, the Hershey Farm Restaurant is not what it used to be. But that's o.k.

You live in a very nice part of the world, Mom in Lancaster County :o)


P.S. Oh I would feel so bad for the kind, gentle Amish person that would have to wait on her hand and foot. Nope, and I cannot picture Kate in her short skirted/hooker garb & high heels eating out with the "bused in" senior citizens, and vacationing families...
then again, the old geezers may like it ;o)

(No offense to the old geezers in cyberspace)

P.P.S.: Kate would benefit from watching a play at Sight & Sound...if you know what I mean.

A Pink Straight Jacket For Kate said...

BerksPa said...

Saw the FAO pictures. Check out this pic
http://justjared.buzznet.com/photo-gallery/2528779/kate-gosselin-fao-schwarz-03/fullsize/
If you do a zoom, check out the couple behind Kate and Jamie. The look on their face is PRICELESS!
Kate looks like she got a botox treatment, either that or her eyebrows are in a permanent 'surprised' expression.
She looks a little worse for wear. Too much vino maybe? ?

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Whew! Boy she's got puffy bags under her eyes.
That "surprised look" is just Kate cranking up her face to squeeze out a smile.

JudyK said...

In those Jared shots, there's a close up of Kate with a big shiner on her left eye--methinks she had too much fun last night!

BerksPa said...

Whoops! I meant to say: Kate getting paid for Pictures...not Kate paying for PR...Flynet pays it's clients w/ what they get for releasing pictures.

PatK said...

Did TLC really film her "birthday celebration" for airing? This has to be a joke, right?

Mom In Lancaster County said...

Re: The FAO shot. She's been partying WAY too much. She looks like Death Warmed Over. Notice how everyone is wearing a warm jacket. Not Kate, though...has to show off that bod!

Wouldn't you think after her experience in NYC last summer that she would wear comfortable shoes instead of hooker heels?
Wonder if TLC footed the bill for the FAO purchases, which, of course means that the kids bought their own toys?

Jamie's hair is a disaster. Do you think that the two of them look at those photos and realize that they need new stylists, or is that dishevelled look what's trending in NYC?

Kate's Cart said...

The difference between last night's pics of Kate and today, Kate surely got botox. The eye brows are totally different, rounded yesterday, freaky arch (like ones months ago where she looked like an alien) and the frown lines between her eyes are gone today. Plus she's looking a little hungover. Too bad she can't be bothered taking her kids to FAO, instead she buys them token gifts for show.

Moose Mania said...

Kate surely got botox. The eye brows are totally different, rounded yesterday, freaky arch (like ones months ago where she looked like an alien) and the frown lines between her eyes are gone today. Plus she's looking a little hungover.

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She certainly has the Vulcan eye thing going today. Does botox take effect that fast?

gotyournumberKate said...

It's still a bit chilly for that little black dress. I know some celebrities wear clothing that isn't season appropriate just for show but I would be freezing! I'd bet money Jamie is a smoker, she has the look. It's funny how high school the two of them are with their matching hair color and phones. It's just a matter of time before Kate drives her away too. Leave it to backwoods Kate to use the same purse on a day trip as she did the night before. Tacky. She does look a bit "puffy". It's probably alcohol related.

Troy Chula Vista said...

Now some of the sheeple are trying to say that the LBD is photoshopped (the length of it). So far they have been concentrating/salavating over these latest pics and how HOT kate looks.

She looks OK, until she opens her mouth I am sure.

SmileyGrl752 said...

h8k8 said...

Kate, Jamie, and Steve at FAO Schwarz today. Everyone wearing winter coats except for Kate who wore NO coat. lol

http://justjared.buzznet.com/2011/03/19/kate-gosselin-fao-schwarz-stop/

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Kate wears no coat, and a sleeveless, little black dress on NYC, yet she's bundled up in 19 layers in Alaska in 50 degree weather with a think coat, hat, and gloves, and complains she's freezing to the bone?

She is worse than pathetic.

A Sticky Situation said...

Question: I haven't worn an LBD like that since my college years. When you sit down in a restaurant booth, does the dress cover your rear end, or do your undies become friendly with the seat? Don't you literally bond (stick) to the seat?

Ingrid said...

'Although it does look like her poor friend is sporting Khate's old, dried out, hair extensions'
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Maybe that is Kate's idea of giving back. Once she is done with the extensions she gives them to her friends.

I think Steve is staying out of pics as much as possible because of the talk about him and Kate. Even if they aren't 'together' Being away from his wife for sort of long stretches of time and hanging around a half dressed woman during that time could be tempting.

If I was an optimist I would think maybe she shopped at FAO for some needy kids. ha ha
I am glad to see the kids weren't being filmed 'this time'.

Linda G. said...

Oh my gosh, I actually busted a gut laughing when I saw Kate's jeans in the FAO Schwartz pictures! They're so low in the front and on her body it looks ridiculous. Then she has only part of the front of her shirt tucked in like the young hipster she is (I'm laughing all over again), which makes it look even worse.

Oh God. I sincerely hope someone told her that's an awesome look for her, because that gave me a good chuckle.

And yeah, her face is busted. I've said it for a while now: girlfriend needs to stop with the tanning, the rumored smoking, and it would help if she'd stop being so hateful because it really does show on the outside. And it looks like she needs to stop with the little nips, tucks, and injections, too. Lord. All that expensive crap she does only to look a good ten years older. At 35, you should still be fairly fresh-faced, your skin should be pretty nice if you've stayed out of the sun and tanning booths and away from cigarettes, you should be at your peak.

Doesn't Steve look thrilled to be out with the adult he babysits? I find it terribly sad she has to have a manufactured friend--both Steve and this Jamie person. Paid to be around her, God knows everyone else probably chews their leg off to get away from her.

Sherill said...

Someone at Preesi's has posted very disturbing information from public records about Chris Watts. He has had multiple DUI's and other charges. http://preesi.lefora.com/2011/03/14/where-have-all-of-the-one-paparazzi-gone/

Makes you go hmmmm said...

http://justjared.buzznet.com/photo-gallery/2528779/kate-gosselin-fao-schwarz-03/fullsize/


In this full size pic you can see that Jamie is wearing the identical diamond necklace as Kate.

TLC stinks said...

Looks like Jamie to me, although the outfit is not flattering and she's put on weight. It's definitely her if you check out the FAO shots the next day. And for sure something happened to Kate's eye because it wasn't like that in the limo shots. Looks like she took a tumble in the hotel room from "celebrating" or maybe some bruising from the botox. Can't believe TLC was filming the extravagent b-day celebration but do believe Steve slinked into the restaurant to avoid pics of him with her. Hopefully someone will elaborate what they saw but because TLC was filming, they have covered themselves by having the restaurant sign nondisclosure agreements. Any word on the hotel she and Steve were shacked up at?

Hippie Chick said...

Nobody Likes a Narcissist said...
7) The limo crap is ridiculous. I lived in NYC years ago and knew quite a few well off people as well as a few in the entertainment field. They, and most real NYers, all laugh at the "bridge and tunnel" crowd who come in from NJ, PA, LI, and CT for their big night on the town, oh so cool, let's get a limo and go to the city (it's so 90's, maybe even 80's, btw)

Thank you Thank you Thank you. Limos are so...UGH. I have been saying this about Kate FOREVER. It makes her look even more desperate & well, lame. Town cars, Escalades, anything besides a limo. Thank you for proving my point. I said it in a post up above too. Limos are so OUT, totally. LOL

Hippie Chick said...

I don't feel sorry for Kate at all. I have tried however. I have tried & tried to give her the benefit of the doubt (that's just who I am as a person) & then she does something awful & mean to those kids, or goes on TV & says something truly heartbreaking about Jon & she ruins it for me. It doesn't matter anyways how I feel. She does not care how WE feel. She doesn't care how anyone feels about her. As long as she is getting attention, good or bad, she is in her happy place. Until the day the last person is standing finally says they give up on Kate, she will not stop fighting for her fame. She won't stop until she is stopped. (I think I've said that before) So, no I don't feel sorry for her. She made her bed with her lies & deceit & greed, & now she will have to lie in it. And again, she does not care.

Troy Chula Vista said...

The sheeple never cease to amaze. Now one of the Obsessive Kate fan sites has a side by side of Kate & Ellen labeled Class & Trash. How in the world is that anything but HATE? Real mature blogging there! That amounts to high school BS and just being mean. Kates looks are from lots of sculpting and $$$ spent. Ellen is natural and is fine looking. Just shows how petty and imature the blog admin on that site is. Why not do a side by side of Kate & Hailey while they are at it, oh I know why because now Hailey is the new role model for the sheeple.

LaLaLandNoMore said...

I agree, Hippie Chick, Kate doesn't care what we think or anyone else for that matter. This trip to NYC is not helping her "give back" image at all. If she had canceled this trip and donated the money to charity (in private) that might help improve her image. Kate is about Kate and until the people in the suits shut her down this is what we will continue to see. Some people with money, TLC, still like her and are using her because the kids make them lots of money. We must vote with our remotes to stop the money train and hopefully help the kids stop "working".

Sheeple are Delusional said...

Troy Chula Vista, I saw that too. I shouldn't be surprised that they can get that nasty but I am. They think that kind of behavior is acceptable and will try to justify it in any way they can. SMH.

Kate'ss Cart said...

The best side by side example is Kate when she had the tups to now. The real Kate is the before. The now Kate is nothing put artificial, what ever of the kids money she can spend on herself: boobs, teeth, botox, lipo, fake hair. The best joke is she still doesn't have any family or friends in her life. The TLC staff doesn't count. The only man in her life is her paid companion/advisor.

Estupida said...

Administrator said...

I am convinced that if Kate has handlers or advisers, she is ignoring them. Remember the Vanity Faire article where Steve suggested that Nobu sushi wouldn't look so good after just crying to Today about how much Jon screwed her over? Maybe Steve had the weekend off.

There is a horrible disaster in Japan and Kate is starting some kind of disingenuous giving back campaign--No adviser would tell her, Kate go have another NYC getaway, put on a bunch of diamond jewelery, grab a limo, and cruise around Manhattan hitting up the most expensive restaurant you can find.

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Of all the inane comments I've read here, this may take the cake. Celebrities have not stopped socializing, even those that appear at charitable functions. Do you think that restaurant was empty save for Kate?

In what universe is it unacceptable to go out to dinner because there's a disaster in another part of the world? There is something terrible going on somewhere at every single moment.

Is it safe to assume that you have ceased all social activities in light of the horror going on in Japan or is this diatribe part and parcel of your usual hypocrisy?

Administrator said...

Estupida? Yes, I think celebs should so discretion after 1. embarking on a campaign to change the entire purpose of their show to CHARITY. 2. when all the money for your socializing comes off the backs of your kids.

Why else would Steve tell Kate not to be seen at Nobu sushi? Because it's TACKY to go around living like a rock star while in the same breath trying to convince us you are poor. And it is similarily tacky to have a shopping spree in NYC while trying to tell us your show is now all about giving back.

Administrator said...

And by the way this was not "socilaizing", it was FILMED for the show.

It's going to be interesting to see a show all about giving back in one breath and then Kate's five star weekend getaway in NYC on the kids' dime in the next one.

Administrator said...

No I have not ceased socializing. But I do pay for it from my own paychecks from a job I work by myself, not making kids do it for me, and I am not currently on a campaign telling everyone the new theme of my show is charity and giving back.

fidosmommy said...

I'm interested to see if the show tells us that the FAO toys are for a local hospital pediatric wing, or if we never hear about them again - meaning they were Gosselin toys. Someone will have to fill me in because I won't be watching the program.

I also have to wonder if she had a personal shopper with her this trip to FAO. Last time she did. Story was that she was rather dismissive of the woman, telling her "Next" as suggestions were made.

LB said...

I noticed the weird bumps around her eyes too. It looks like that eye has more eye shadow than the other eye. The other eye has just the flesh/slivery tone eye shadow and that bruised eye has both the slivery tone and dark blue eye shadow. She always wear that awful dark blue eye shadow. I cannot figure out what would cause that. It looks like maybe a reaction to something but it doesn’t seem to be blue and black. Dehydrated skin?

Didn't she once mention that every year she bakes her own birthday cake? I remember it was mentioned on the episode where the children ‘surprised’ her with a tour bus showing up at the house to take them to the Charm City bakery for her birthday cake. I still have to chuckle every time I think about the shot of her in the kitchen mixing the dry ingredients in a bowl for her cake. That was SO LAME. It was so phony—the way it was set up—to make people feel sorry for her because she was making a birthday cake for herself! I guess that went out of the window once she started dressing like a tween. That black outfit was boring—just one color and a unflattering square-cut tank dress to go with boring heels. It looks like something a 21-year old would wear. She must have worn it only because it was so short and it came from Forever 21! I would have worn something more classy and with more color because I love color. All black is just so blah by itself. Jamie (I think it is her) dressed very plain and toned down. Maybe that is just her style and I just can’t see Kate telling her how to dress. Who wants another mini me when she already has Hannah?

I have seen that FAO outfit before but I don’t remember on who. Who does her clothing shopping? She is trying way too hard to dress like an A-list. The tucked in shirt looks very stupid that way and the zipper on the jeans is way too tiny to be made for an adult woman to wear. I know from having tried them on. They are just not comfortable to walk around and sit down either because the top of the button and zipper cuts into your pelvis and they feel like they are going to fall down because the rise is so low. You would almost to have go minus underwear with that style of jeans. That is why she is wearing that huge shirt to cover her backside and front because who wants to see her butt crack! Her legs look like sausages in that too small jeans. They look almost like leggings. Ditch that outfit, please! No matter how you try to cut it---it will always come off as phony.

Mel said...

Why do you think she dresses so horribly? She absolutely has no sense of style, nor any sense of what would look best on her body shape.

Everything I've seen on her the last few years looks terrible. It doesn't compliment her in the least. The necklines don't suit her, the colors are bad for her, the silhouettes are all wrong. The fabrics are all wrong. The accessories don't work with the outfit.

I was thinking of a dress she wore while being interviewed before DWTS. It was black with a flesh colored wide stripe down the middle front. Skin tight. The neckline did nothing for her. The dress silhouette emphasized her non-feminine shape. The fabric didn't work with the dress style, nor the occasion. As I recall, she didn't have any accessories, which could have toned down that awful dress.

I don't understand. Why doesn't she choose clothes that make her look good? Why does she choose things that make her look so bad?

If she has a stylist, the stylist must secretly hate her.

I'm always stunned at how horrible her clothing choices are. You couldn't get any worse if you tried.

It's like yeah, the latest black dress was cute. But not on her. It highlighted every figure flaw she has. She still could have had a cute (short) black dress, but why not choose something that makes her look good?

What do you guys think? Why would someone choose clothing that doesn't make them look good? Time after time?

I don't understand. Any thoughts on why she (apparently)deliberately chooses such awful clothes?

LaLaLandNoMore said...

Kate thinks Kate looks good. That's all that matters to her! I doubt she has a stylist. Wouldn't she have to pay for that? Oh, I forgot, TLC is paying for her life now. Someone is telling her she is a "fine" woman. She is getting the support from the suits that are keeping her on the air. Someone needs to stop this insanity for the sake of the children. Vote with our remotes.

Through The Looking Glass said...

"I don't understand. Any thoughts on why she (apparently)deliberately chooses such awful clothes?"

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Because, as a narcissist, she looks in the mirror (as Narcissus did) and sees herself only as looking beautiful, no matter what she wears; or TLC has told her to dress like a 20-something in the most skankiest clothing possible, to generate blog criticism/publicity in order to keep her alive and controversial?

BasementDweller said...

Is Katie Kreider pretending to be on her cell phone in that limo pic? What's up with that?? Does she think people are stupid?

Mel said...

"Is Katie Kreider pretending to be on her cell phone in that limo pic?"

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Nah. She's just pushing her hair behind her ear, trying to be all flirty/sexy. She's calling attention to her body, her bare skin.

Think about the body language...Playing with her hair while looking at a man with a big bright brillant smile. Posture is submissive & deferring, kind of hunched over, not sitting up straight.

She's looking and smiling at the photog and holding his gaze whilst exposing her neck and collarbone. Touching your hair while staring is considered flirty body language.

She's looks, um, excited. The photog must have been a man. Probably a man that she knows. Who looks at another woman with that look? Or a man you don't know? That was a very inviting look.

What did she want us to think that look said? She wanted us to think, "Oh, there's a healthy, sexual, woman who is desired by all men who see her!"

Gag.

Mel said...

"Because, as a narcissist, she looks in the mirror (as Narcissus did) and sees herself only as looking beautiful, no matter what she wears; or TLC has told her to dress like a 20-something in the most skankiest clothing possible, to generate blog criticism/publicity in order to keep her alive and controversial?"
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I hadn't thought of the idea that maybe she was told to dress to get attention. Could be. They maybe did tell her something, but she got it wrong? It's certainly embarassing.

Yeah, she sure looks like the every day sort of single mom one sees around town, just trying to make ends meet. Uh huh. Just how I'd want my mom to look. Not.

I like your first idea better. That she looks in the mirror and sees sexy, stunning, beautiful, blonde, da bomb. A woman who all men instantly desire and of whom all other women are jealous.

I see that as her primary need. For everyone to be jealous of her. Jealous of what she has, how she looks, who she's married to.

cathy518 said...

All these stories about Kate being in NY, looking for a man, etc, seem to be TLC plants. Really, her show is airing again in a couple of weeks and what better way to drum up interest but to stir up the anger at this woman. It is no different than Charlie Sheen and how the controversy surrounding him has resulted in a big ratings draw. I don't think this will continue to work though, it is getting old with Kate. Same old, same old hooker heels, Janie in tow, etc.

Estupida said...

Administrator said...

I am convinced that if Kate has handlers or advisers, she is ignoring them. Remember the Vanity Faire article where Steve suggested that Nobu sushi wouldn't look so good after just crying to Today about how much Jon screwed her over? Maybe Steve had the weekend off.

There is a horrible disaster in Japan and Kate is starting some kind of disingenuous giving back campaign--No adviser would tell her, Kate go have another NYC getaway, put on a bunch of diamond jewelery, grab a limo, and cruise around Manhattan hitting up the most expensive restaurant you can find.

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

Of all the inane comments I've read here, this may take the cake. Celebrities have not stopped socializing, even those that appear at charitable functions. Do you think that restaurant was empty save for Kate?

In what universe is it unacceptable to go out to dinner because there's a disaster in another part of the world? There is something terrible going on somewhere at every single moment.

Is it safe to assume that you have ceased all social activities in light of the horror going on in Japan or is this diatribe part and parcel of your usual hypocrisy?

A Sticky Situation said...

Question: I haven't worn an LBD like that since my college years. When you sit down in a restaurant booth, does the dress cover your rear end, or do your undies become friendly with the seat? Don't you literally bond (stick) to the seat?

Troy Chula Vista said...

Now some of the sheeple are trying to say that the LBD is photoshopped (the length of it). So far they have been concentrating/salavating over these latest pics and how HOT kate looks.

She looks OK, until she opens her mouth I am sure.

Moose Mania said...

Kate surely got botox. The eye brows are totally different, rounded yesterday, freaky arch (like ones months ago where she looked like an alien) and the frown lines between her eyes are gone today. Plus she's looking a little hungover.

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She certainly has the Vulcan eye thing going today. Does botox take effect that fast?

Makes you go hmmmm said...

http://justjared.buzznet.com/photo-gallery/2528779/kate-gosselin-fao-schwarz-03/fullsize/


In this full size pic you can see that Jamie is wearing the identical diamond necklace as Kate.

JudyK said...

In those Jared shots, there's a close up of Kate with a big shiner on her left eye--methinks she had too much fun last night!

A Pink Straight Jacket For Kat said...

BerksPa said...

Saw the FAO pictures. Check out this pic
http://justjared.buzznet.com/photo-gallery/2528779/kate-gosselin-fao-schwarz-03/fullsize/
If you do a zoom, check out the couple behind Kate and Jamie. The look on their face is PRICELESS!
Kate looks like she got a botox treatment, either that or her eyebrows are in a permanent 'surprised' expression.
She looks a little worse for wear. Too much vino maybe? ?

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Whew! Boy she's got puffy bags under her eyes.
That "surprised look" is just Kate cranking up her face to squeeze out a smile.

A Pink Straight Jacket For Kat said...

Mom In Lancaster County said...

I've been disappointed the last two times I've been there...it doesn't seem to be what it used to be. Try Miller's Smorgasbord just down the road (east) on Route 30. You can't go wrong there. Great for breakfasts, too!

Can't you see Kate and Steve sitting at the long farm tables with the peons/tourists, sharing bowls of mashed potatoes and platters of roast beef while flashing her diamond bracelet and trying to keep her mini dress from exposing what shouldn't be exposed to the Amish cooks? I think if TLC would film that, I might be tempted to watch it. They were at the Sight and Sound, right around the corner...they should have filmed them eating at Hershey Farm.

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Thanks for the recommendation, Mom In Lancaster County :o) We haven't been to Miller's Smorgasbord place in years- we had dinner there. But next time, we're going for breakfast :o)

You are right, the Hershey Farm Restaurant is not what it used to be. But that's o.k.

You live in a very nice part of the world, Mom in Lancaster County :o)


P.S. Oh I would feel so bad for the kind, gentle Amish person that would have to wait on her hand and foot. Nope, and I cannot picture Kate in her short skirted/hooker garb & high heels eating out with the "bused in" senior citizens, and vacationing families...
then again, the old geezers may like it ;o)

(No offense to the old geezers in cyberspace)

P.P.S.: Kate would benefit from watching a play at Sight & Sound...if you know what I mean.

Save8FromEvilKate said...

wryview said... Why is her "friend" dressed like a person on their way to a picnic instead of a fancy restaurant?

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Because Take's terms of agreement to go on an outing with her are that they must not attempt to look better than her,and thereby she must approve of anything she is wearing, must pay their share of everything, must sign a confidentiality agreement, are not allowed to throw up because they are so disgusted by being anywhere near her!

My opinion of course ;)

Best pals said...

Re: Kate wearing 1 necklace. If you look at the pictures of Kate and Jamie at FAO Schwartz today you'll see that Kate is wearing one and Jamie is wearing the other one.

JudyK said...

LaLaLandNoMore said...Ever changed jobs and went back to visit the old place? It's never the same. The old crew moves on and you are the odd person out. Kate will learn someday just how that feels. Life teaches us, all of us.
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Wow, good point and good analogy. You are so right.

PJ's momma said...

TLC is filming this for an episode? Who would watch it? Kate shrieking with her one paid friend and eating a meal. Wow. I go to NYC all the time (in 3 weeks, woo-hoo!) and eat at smaller, less known restaurants. If they have prix fixe menu (pre-theater), so much the better. Actually, reviews of STK were not kind, although it's not really that expensive for New York. I just don't get why TLC thinks people want to watch this family being indulged over and over, especially with people struggling so hard right now - and also because Kate is just not likeable or relatable and the kids seem bored or tired a lot. (I love how Kate calls herself a world traveler even though she's only left North America once to go to Australia - I say this as someone who went to 3 continents last year and will be in Thailand soon, followed by Germany the next month (not bragging, but THAT is world travel).

freetheG8 said...

Speaking of 6, err 36th birthdays....http://www.halcyon.com/jmashmun/npd/six.html

What it is like for the Gosselin 8 to be raised by K8.

Administrator said...

I was watching a movie on OWN this morning while tidying up and I saw a promo for some new reality show about the Judds. It looks rather candid, more candid than most reality shows. In any case, there was a quick clip where Wynonna Judd said, not a direct quote, I didn't have a childhood--my childhood was about my MOTHER.

Wynonna Judd is almost 50 years old and she is still obviously very affected by this. This kind of bizarre, unnatural SHIFT in the normal parent-child dynamic where the PARENT is the star, can be very damaging to a child. I saw this same phenomenon nannying for celebrity children. In particular the children never expected the attention to be on them or anyone to look at them, it was always about their mom.

Needless to say, who knows what affect Kate being the STAR of the children's childhoods will have on them when they too are 50.

Linda G. said...

She's always so miserable around her kids, but when she's out on the town without them, she's grinning from ear to ear. It's ok to enjoy yourself, I would also be smiling if I rode in a limo to a very nice expensive restaurant, but:

1. I don't make my child earn the money for my jewelry and fancy restaurants.

2. I genuinely enjoy my child's company, something Kate seems to never have experienced. The contrast in her face when she's with them versus without them is striking and just sad.

Also, I'm 40 and look younger than her. I have to remind myself she's only 35.

Mom In Lancaster County said...

I just wanted to add another restaurant to your post: "The Hershey Farm Inn & Restaurant". Whenever my husband & I travel to Lancaster, we LOVE visiting that restaurant!! Good home cooking- good for the soul :o)

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I've been disappointed the last two times I've been there...it doesn't seem to be what it used to be. Try Miller's Smorgasbord just down the road (east) on Route 30. You can't go wrong there. Great for breakfasts, too!

Can't you see Kate and Steve sitting at the long farm tables with the peons/tourists, sharing bowls of mashed potatoes and platters of roast beef while flashing her diamond bracelet and trying to keep her mini dress from exposing what shouldn't be exposed to the Amish cooks? I think if TLC would film that, I might be tempted to watch it. They were at the Sight and Sound, right around the corner...they should have filmed them eating at Hershey Farm.

Nobody Likes a Narcissist said...

10) I read the Hollywood Life post and not only was Steve there, but it also said (emphasis added by me):

Kate Gosselin looked more ‘Sex and The City’ than dutiful mom as she hit the town for her birthday bash with her favorite man!

Looks like someone hired a babysitter to take care of the tykes! Kate Gosselin, the radiant mommy of eight, looked super-stylish – and showed plenty of skin – in an itty-bitty black dress as she hit NYC on March 18. Jealous, Jon?

Kate was spotted partying at the ultra-hip and pricey STK Restaurant in Manhattan’s Meatpacking District to celebrate her 36th birthday. And Mama Gosselin has reason for popping the champagne –her series Kate Plus 8 returns to TLC next month. No wonder she hit up Kim Kardashian’s favorite hotspot!

Sources close to Kate tell HollywoodLife.com exclusively that although he wasn’t photographed with her, bodyguard Steve Nield showed up for dinner as well! Although Kate entered the restaurant with a friend — all while being filmed for her show — Steve ducked into the restaurant ahead of time to keep from being spotted with her. Once inside, he was in the background of the meal, having very little contact with the birthday girl during the festivities.

The setup sounds pretty swanky, with the group arriving at 7:15 pm and staying until 9:00 pm. They had a private dining room and ordered off the menu, keeping things casual for the taping.

This won’t help any of the romantic rumors that developed between Kate and Steve over the last year!

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SO, this "birthday party" was being filmed for an upcoming episode? Hmmm, wonder how they'll reconcile the swanky NYC dinner, limo ride, etc. with the new (phony) image of Khate giving back to those less fortunate. If TLC really is going to try to take that direction with the show, it seems like an odd time to tape an episode showing Khate living it up in NYC.

Nobody Likes a Narcissist said...

Well, we all saw this coming, it's so damn predictable. We are on the verge of two weeks of staged, phony photos and probably a talk show appearance or two to promote the return of the show. I just looked at all the photos at the Gossip Center link, and read the Hollywood Life post, and my thoughts are:

1) Completely staged photos - especially the ones posing and smiling at the photographer (Steve) as she's getting out of the limo, and the shots of her prancing alone and, again, smiling and posing for the camera.

2) My legs are better than hers and I have a better shape, but I haven't worn a dress that short since I was barhopping in my 20's. In my opinion, she looks foolish and desperate, and would look so much better if that dress were only an inch or two above her knees (which happens to be the most flattering look on all ages and shapes).

3) She looks ridiculously over tanned, especially for mid March. But, I will say that her hair does look better. (Although it does look like her poor friend is sporting Khate's old, dried out, hair extensions).

4) It was unseasonably warm in NYC yesterday but by late evening it was far too cool to be prancing around in that tiny dress without a coat, but we all know she wanted to pose for her little photo shoot.

5) It looks like the friend is carrying her phone for her now, maybe so she doesn't lose it or break it and need a tenth(!) new pink iphone. Also, the friend is dressed as if she's going to a completely different place than Khate, which just looks strange to me. Women don't usually do that, unless of course, one thinks she's a stah! and has to upstage everyone all the time.

6) STK is totally overrated and overpriced. It's one of those places that all the out of town "celebs" want to show up at because they think it's on the list of places to be seen. The real NY'ers know much better places to dine.

7) The limo crap is ridiculous. I lived in NYC years ago and knew quite a few well off people as well as a few in the entertainment field. They, and most real NYers, all laugh at the "bridge and tunnel" crowd who come in from NJ, PA, LI, and CT for their big night on the town, oh so cool, let's get a limo and go to the city (it's so 90's, maybe even 80's, btw)

8) I'm sure that most of us here have some friends and/or family members that are divorced parents. I can safely say that all the divorced parents that I know NEVER schedule "girls night out" or things with friends (and NOT the kids) on the weekends when they have the kids. They specifically save that stuff for the weekends the kids are with the other parent. Then again, they aren't self-centered, fame-whoring narcissists who only care about their kids in regard to how much $$ that their kids can bring them.

9) I know most people tend to celebrate their birthdays a few days off if it's during the week, choosing to celebrate it on the weekend prior to or after it, but it's weird that she's celebrating her birthday a full ten days early. To me, that's not a "birthday celebration", it's just going out to dinner....unless it's being filmed (see bolding in next item)..........

A Pink Straight Jacket For Kat said...

Mom In Lancaster County said...

Pink asked: Btw, What's wrong with good old Pa. restaurants? I LOVE hearty Pennsylvania Dutch food :o) Especially Baked French Toast....mmmmmmmmmmm......

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That is so funny you should mention that. I just got back from a brunch that included the best PA Dutch baked French toast ever. I brought some back with me -- not sure if I can "re-toast" it, but I'm going to try! I think that she would have looked just a tad out of place in that outfit at Shady Maple Smorgasbord, Good and Plenty, or Plain and Fancy homestyle restaurants!

She could have gone to Bistro 614, or Papillon Brasserie, but I guess she didn't want to slum it on Penn Street in Reading or in West Reading. Anyone on the board from Berks? Is Stokesay Castle up and running again?

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Sorry Mom In Lancaster, I'm not from Berks.

Yep, I guess those good down home restaurants are not for the nouveau riche like Katie Irene.
Heaven forbid she hobknobs with the dirty peasants ;o)

Personally, I will take those down home restaurants over the foofi-foofi ones any day-but that's just me ;o)

I suppose reheating the baked French Toast in the oven wouldn't harm it.

I just wanted to add another restaurant to your post: "The Hershey Farm Inn & Restaurant". Whenever my husband & I travel to Lancaster, we LOVE visiting that restaurant!! Good home cooking- good for the soul :o)

BerksPa said...

Lancaster Mom: Stokesay Castle is indeed up and running. My son is heading there w/ his g/f for her senior prom in May. That's a lovely place for dinner. Not so 'hip' though as NYC.

Mom In Lancaster County said...

Pink asked: Btw, What's wrong with good old Pa. restaurants? I LOVE hearty Pennsylvania Dutch food :o) Especially Baked French Toast....mmmmmmmmmmm......

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That is so funny you should mention that. I just got back from a brunch that included the best PA Dutch baked French toast ever. I brought some back with me -- not sure if I can "re-toast" it, but I'm going to try! I think that she would have looked just a tad out of place in that outfit at Shady Maple Smorgasbord, Good and Plenty, or Plain and Fancy homestyle restaurants!

She could have gone to Bistro 614, or Papillon Brasserie, but I guess she didn't want to slum it on Penn Street in Reading or in West Reading. Anyone on the board from Berks? Is Stokesay Castle up and running again?

Moose Mania said...

Does Jamie have the same hair stylist as Kate? Is the Oz scarecrow look the only thing he knows how to do? Maybe it was a two-fer deal.

Snark: I guess she chose that silver/white purse because it matches her teeth. Looks great in the photo!

Take a look at the cartoon header of Kate on this blog and compare it with the photo of her sitting in the limo. Spot on!

Bubbles, the non-blogger-ID on said...

Admin, you forgot one other thing in your list:

Who foot the bill for the
1. limo
2. diamond earrings
3. diamond bracelet
4. diamond ring
5. STK tab

6. the "friend"

Is that really Jamie? I thought she and Kate were around the same size but she looks 50 lbs heavier in that outfit.

You KNOW it's Steve taking that pic because of the smile on her face.

Desperate Kate said...

We know real paps aren't taking her picture anymore because no one is buying them anymore. It's interesting that these pics came from Splash, the same outlet that brought us the ones from NZ which Steve or someone from TLC took. Same thing as when they traveled - no one is interested in Kate so the have to take pics themselves and try to give them away.

ROL says she was in NYC for a promo for her new season so it makes sense all of this is their start of the big fake push to promote Kate again, but as Admin said, how utterly disingenuous of her and them to try to promote her as "giving back" while eating in expensive restaurants, wearing diamonds, using limos, etc. in light of the tragedies happening around the world.

And, then there's Jamie, supposedly Kate's best friend, dressed in worn jeans while Kate is dressed for a night on the town; who has to look down and away when Kate's pic is being taken. Some friendship. There you go Jamie, you can have Kate's leftovers.

wryview said...

Why is her "friend" dressed like a person on their way to a picnic instead of a fancy restaurant?

AuntieAnn said...

Well I couldn't have been more wrong in thinking she was going to lay low and act all humble-like.

She's grinning like a cheshire cat for the camera. I thought she hated the paps? Liar.

Administrator said...

Is that Kate's pink phone or does her friend just have everything Kate has? Double trouble!

How new money of Kate--her friend is taking all her calls.