Monday, May 2, 2011

Kate Plus 8 Philly Fun! Discussion Thread

Philly Fun! 5/2 10 p.m. EST, TLC

Kate and the kids travel across the state to Philadelphia to learn about the history of the city and their nation. They learn about the Liberty Bell, pretend to be sworn in as President and enjoy a local hockey game!


In other more important news, U.S. forces got bin Laden, yea! Kate tweeted this in response:

GM! Aren'tu extraproud 2 b an Americantoday?I no I am.watched hx unfold lastpm.Amazing justice! Thx troops agn4riskinglives!GodblesstheUSA!

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Administrator said...

I think it's funny that TLC describes Philly as across the state. Maybe they haven't opened a map either?

Philly is just a hop skip and a jump south of Kate, not "across the state."

Tucker's Mom said...

Administrator said...
I think it's funny that TLC describes Philly as across the state. Maybe they haven't opened a map either?

Philly is just a hop skip and a jump south of Kate, not "across the state."
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Philly is but an hour or so away....give me a break! The fact that the kids have never been there, where America's history is, is kind of sad.
And let me add that the kids are way, way beyond the Rocky era. They have no idea what running up the steps means. I swear, it's so last century. I used to run the stairs (east and west stairs) several times a week when I worked at U of Penn. This was 10 years ago or more, and even at that time, only foreign tourists got off busses to "run the Rocky steps. Philadelphians are soooooooo over it. We are far more interested in what's inside the museum.
Funny story...last time I was atop the stairs, a bunch of sumo wrestlers were taking pics and whooping it up....fricking diaper thongs up their ass cracks and all. It was both gross and fascinating all at once.

Tucker's Mom said...

ps...this is either Kate tweeting or someone who also has a healthcare background. hx is short for history and is used in health care documentation. Rarely used outside of it.

last2cu said...

YAWN!!!

She should be over there serving our country!!! The Military would shape her sorry, lazy @$$ into shape. and she should be seeping in tents,eating mess,going to the bathroom in a trench..let other families raise her children..it would be the most appropriate thing to do.. I really took offence to her "being proud of our troops"..Such a grifter....trying to cash in on our troops victory...Tisk, tisk, tisk Kate, you are so irreverent to all of us!

A Pink Straight Jacket For Kate said...

I tell ya, the event of the day COMPLETELY puts into perspective the insignificance of Kate + 8.

As a matter of fact- if it was not entirely clear before, it is perfectly clear now that the people we should being holding up, and admiring are our troops and the people that put their lives on the line for all of us.

Remember that the next time Kate has a hissy fit (pick any reason), or is bragging about something, or being superficial about something, or the next time she's rude, and brutish to people around her.

Let's pray that this week's ratings will go down so low that TLC will have no other choice but to let that cash pit go.

Let's celebrate who our real heroes are- our soldiers are the ones that are really worthy of our appreciation. Kate should not be on our radar at all.

A great Monday to all- I know I will.

BOYCOTT TLC,
FREE THE GOSSELIN 8!!

Tucker's Mom said...

Agree, Pink. I think all shows will be eclipsed by the news of Bin Laden's death, including and escpecially Kate + 8.I think the numbers will go down further.

Nobody Likes a Narcissist said...

Well, we all know that the sheeple are already preparing their excuses for why Khate's ratings will suck tonight. A couple of weeks ago, didn't they blame it on the competition from some royal wedding special? So, when tonight's ratings come out, the sheeple will say but, of course it was down because everyone was watching the news coverage of OBL.

Damn, I just have to say it, I am so happy that f*cker is dead. Navy seals rock!! I'm so proud of all our military, so thankful for all they do, and so fortunate to be living in this great country.

Laura D. said...

Poor kate can't catch a break. Last show was upstaged by the Royals and this show will be upstaged by Bin Laden. Not to mention it's election day here in Canada so i'll be watching the returns tonight.

Gimme Gimme said...

What have I missed - been working? Bin Laden died. Khate watched history unfold? She can't get TLC wherever she is hiding? But wants the twits to "party" anyway? Who knew she was such a party person - she says it all the time.

Westcoaster said...

But where in the world is our Kate - twitting that she won't be watching tonight because she doesn't get that channel. Or perhaps I am reading this all wrong, whatever, she remains a complete took and in contention for worst Mom of the year as far as I'm concerned.

Administrator said...

Kate doesn't have that channel my eye. I bet tlc told her she cannot twitter.

Administrator said...

Hasn't she seen the episode already? Why coulnt she twitter and answer questions as it airs even if she cannot watch? What a liar.

LisaNH said...

That irritated me when I saw her TWIT about the troops and thanking them. Like she has ever even given a damn about them or their families or the sacrafices they make. Stop with the fake sincerity Kate, it doesn't become you.

Midnight Madness said...

ps...this is either Kate tweeting or someone who also has a healthcare background. hx is short for history and is used in health care documentation. Rarely used outside of it.

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She does have a background in healthcare. She was a nurse.

JudyK said...

I think you are spot on Adm...TLC has told her she can't tweet (if that's the correct usage). Still think Twitter is the dumbest thing in the world. Speaking of that, I'm curious and can no longer see what's she's responding to...can anyone help me out with a link?

Tucker's Mom said...

She does have a background in healthcare. She was a nurse.

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I know, which is why I think this debunks the theory that it isn't Kate tweeting.

Tucker's Mom said...

LisaNH said...
That irritated me when I saw her TWIT about the troops and thanking them. Like she has ever even given a damn about them or their families or the sacrafices they make. Stop with the fake sincerity Kate, it doesn't become you.
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And Jon said she's never voted! No offense anyone, but that's pathetic.

Pam said...

Classic Kate in all her glory: CHOMPING ON GUM


Ugggg, I swear that woman has zero class and manners.


On another note....

WHO GOT FIRED ON CELEBRITY APRENTICE? It was interrupted on the eastcoast dagnabbit! I wanted to see Nene rip Star's wig off!

JudyK said...

Pam, yeah Kate chomping gum...what else is new? There's nothing less classy than that, and she does it constantly. (The model went home on last night's CA--you an YouTube it. And next week he's firing 3 people!!!) Oh, and I searched the archives and found the link for Kate's twitter account, so forget me asking for a link. Pretty disjointed post, but I didn't want to post three times in a row.

LisaNH said...

Tucker's Mom said... LisaNH said...
That irritated me when I saw her TWIT about the troops and thanking them. Like she has ever even given a damn about them or their families or the sacrafices they make. Stop with the fake sincerity Kate, it doesn't become you.
8888888
And Jon said she's never voted! No offense anyone, but that's pathetic.
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She probably didn't even know we are at war or who Bin Laden was. I remember Jon also saying she didn't read papers or stay up on current events.

Bah Bah Black Sheep said...

Hx is also used in the dog world. It is an abbreviation for herding excellent. Scores are used in trials when judging the herding breed. Perhaps "herding" was used because she's gathering the sheeple! :)

Mom of KT? said...

I just saw the tweet from Mom of KT. I don't see where the person tweeting claims to actually be Charlene Kreider.

If it is Mom of KT I would hope she learned her lesson from last time. She posted some horrible comments on that horrible website that were quoted by that horrible ROL.

TLC stinks said...

Hmm..she says she cannot twit because where she is does not get TLC channel. Does anyone out there think she had some "work" done and is recuperating? Some sheeple are speculating that she is filming, but I can't imagine that without the kids and she said the kids weren't with her. I guess the big mystery will be solved this weekend when her eyebrows are up to her hairline.

Dani said...

I think I'll just watch Rocky ... again.

Jenna Does said...

ANOTHER boring episode. This one outta bring in the viewers, yes? Don't think so. This sounded so boring to me when we first discussed it when they filmed it; Kate on her cell, ignoring her kids, hockey game (?), limo, cell phone, Steve, screams, box seats, museum, blah blah blah. It's been done. Get some new ides or move the F*^K on!! No, seriously, move on. No one cares anymore... remember that Phil Collins (Genesis ?) song? "I don't care anymore, Ya hear, I don't care anymoOore"...that song should totally be playing by TLC when they kick Kate to the curb for real & she's crying & whining. Or by the kids when they kick Kate to the curb..."I don't care anymoOore..no more no more...no more no more..." (sorry, got a little carried away there)
~Hippie Chick~

Linda G. said...

I have one simple, sincere question: what is the point of this show?

At first it was to watch how a couple dealt with having 8 kids. I didn't even know about the show at that point. I've seen snippets online since then, and while Kate was a smidge softer, I see the same complaining, put-upon control freak I see now.

Then it seemed to be about watching to see if Jon would EVER stand up to Kate's badgering and verbal abuse and humiliation. At least that's the only reason I watched once I discovered it, though I could never handle a full episode of her controlling and bitchy ways. I watched here and there to see if poor Jon would ever speak up, defend himself. After all, I wasn't blind: I could see that he did stuff while she barked orders. It was a horrible train wreck even way back then.

Then it was to watch this family implode during a highly public divorce. I had stopped watching completely by this point, totally disgusted with what it had become. My parents divorced when I was five, same age the tups were, and as painful and acrimonious as it was, I cannot even imagine having to go through it PUBLICLY.

Also, the one big thing that I could never forget or forgive was that Kate TOLD her family if ANYONE wants out of filming, that's a deal-breaker, so we'll stop. Jon wanted to stop. He said so. On camera. And, I assume, in private and probably many times. She refused. She would rather destroy her family, and traumatize her kids with divorce than make good on her promise and stop the gravy train. I had no respect for her before that point, but after that? I couldn't even see her face without feeling total disgust. So no watching even a few moments of it for me.

Now it seems to be to watch this woman traipse all over the world with an army of helpers. Zzzzzzzzzz. Haven't watched a single full episode. Even the NZ one posted recently, I only wanted to see how bad the Sky Tower part was. (It was as bad or worse than what I heard.)

So what, exactly, is the point? We're not watching to see how she MANAGES to do it: she has TONS of help. For every Ashley the Nanny they show on screen, I can guarantee you there are two or three more kid wranglers not on camera.

It's not exactly a travelogue, as Kate isn't a good advocate for any place they go. As seen through her eyes, places are both AMAZING and LIFE-CHANGING and GROSS and YUCKY. With such a schizo view, it doesn't make for a very informational presentation.

Is it to watch her dramatics? If so, fair enough, there are loads of reality shows based on that very premise (hello, Real World Anywhere) but TLC needs to understand there's only so many times people are going to be interested in that ONE same unlikable person screeching and crying over and over. It gets old. It IS old. Witness the ratings.

It's certainly not much about the kids anymore. They do these four second couch thingies. They bounce all around everywhere they go. They vomit. They act like six year olds. Shrug. If I want to see that, I'll substitute teach at the local elementary school. Nothing against the kids, but they're just....six and ten year olds. Even watching them have ADVENTURE after ADVENTURE got old fast.

So now what? What's the point? I find it incredible they've never been to Philly, just a hop, skip and a jump away, but they've been to New Zealand and Alaska. So this episode is EXACTLY the same as EVERY OTHER EPISODE. The kids go places, rounded up and barked at by their "mother," who finds some way to complain about nearly everything. She screeches. They bounce around on a couch and say things any six year olds or ten year olds would say. Fin.

Big whoop. No wonder she's lost so many viewers. What's to watch?

Jenna Does said...

Pam said...
Classic Kate in all her glory: CHOMPING ON GUM

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Was she? I didn't watch the video. One of my biggest annoyances in life is people loudly chewing gum. I have actually had to leave places because of it. Once, I actually spoke up to a cashier who was doing it so loudly, chomping away at her gum, I said "Does your boss allow you to chew gum like that?" she said, "well no" so I said "Then please stop. It's rather disgusting & it makes you look like you're chewing cud" Her response..."What's cud?" DUHHH! She threw the gum out but that drives me insane & people in my life know it & do it to drive me mad. If you're going to chew gum, chew like a human. GRRRRR! You're not a 60's Greaser or Beach Babe or whatever, & chewing gum like that isn't cool anymore. It goes with Kate's manners & grammar.
~Hippie Chick~

AuntieAnn said...

Kate (if it's Kate) using the abbreviated hx in a tweet to her sheeple? Please. She hasn't been in the field for years and AS IF her sheeple would know what it means. She's just attempting to show that she has at least 4.3 more brain cells than her little tweeties. And that's a generous estimate.

She probably thinks the death of bin Laden is a personal gift to her from God for making history, sorry hx, the same time her stinking show about their visit to a city rich with history, sorry hx, airs... Narcissist that she is.

Hey, I'm going to abbreviate the word narcissist. Nx. Hows that?

Moose Mania said...

Linda G. said...

I have one simple, sincere question: what is the point of this show?

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She's after Samantha Brown's job, and this is one way of getting her foot in the door!

JudyK said...

AuntieAnn said...
"Hey, I'm going to abbreviate the word narcissist. Nx. Hows that?"
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AuntieAnn strikes again! ROFLMAO!

AuntieAnn said...

Hippie -- gum chomping is one of my pet peeves too. My mother would always say the same thing - looks like a cow chewing its cud. And she was right.
BTW, she calls Kate 'that floozie'. lol.

Tucker's Mom said...

I watched the preview video up top. Is it me, or are the kids getting a wee bit obnoxious and entitled? I usually don't comment on them as they're innocent, but I think the VIP treatment is going to their heads.
Oh hell, while I'm at it, the Duggar's kids speaking skills far surpasses the 6 year olds. They sound like babies and yes, do bounce on the sofa and act like babies.

Linda G. said...

I just tried to imagine the current show but with only Kate and not the kids.

And it's a million times worse. The kids are just normal, everyday kids, but at least they provide some dimension of cute, of innocence, etc.

Without them? You're watching a 36 year old fake-baked woman chomp gum, complain, make everything about her, ask stupid questions, stay stupid things, screech and cry and generally act obnoxious, but in different places.

Hell, if I want to see that, I'll take my NPD mom (age would be different and I doubt my mom fake bakes) on different trips. Ta-da! Same thing. But there's a reason I haven't been around her in 12 years. What is it? I can't remem--oh yeah, she's a horrid narcissist.

And here's the thing: it's a genuine personality disorder, so in that sense I guess they can't help it, but narcissists are HUGE assholes. They are so horrible to be around that entire families have been known to cut them off. When my cousin died recently and family members were sharing funeral arrangements by phone, the FIRST thing everyone said was "DON'T TELL NANCY" (not her real name). Not "Bob passed away," but "BEFORE I TELL YOU THIS, YOU HAVE TO PROMISE NOT TO TELL NANCY..."

And then my aunt, her sister, HIRED A BOUNCER for her own son's funeral in case my mom the narcissist asshole showed up. Seriously. Paid him $250. That's how bad narcissists are.

Sorry, I got a bit off the topic there. My mother is the reason why I often say Kate is going to be miserable and lonely in later years. No one likes to voluntarily be around a narcissist and eventually *everyone* gets sick of it.

Tucker's Mom said...

She's after Samantha Brown's job, and this is one way of getting her foot in the door!
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Samantha Brown has the fresh face that Kate had before the bleach and tanning. She's also 6 years older and looks as dewy as the morn'.
Oh right, Brown's got class and excellent people skills that make me proud that she represents the USA in the best way.
She's a delight to watch.

NT said...

Hope got fired on Apprentice!! Found out by reading it online.

Mimi to 3 said...

Someone help me out here. Did Kate actually say she can't tweet tonight because she doesn't get that channel? What channel, TLC? What a lie. That's the biggest one yet. I wondered how she was going to explain not tweeting tonight during the show but I have to say I didn't expect her to come up with this whopper.

Administrator said...

Even if it's a hotel that doesn't have tlc doesn't mean she can't tweet during the episode. She was there lol. Tlc took away tweeting privileges, end of story.

Linda G. said...

Yep, Admin, I bet you're TOTALLY right. She's been told to shut it. She can tweet good morning and good night and throw the occasional innocuous crumb to a few sheep, but she can't tweet about the kids and she can't tweet during the show, probably because it would involve talking about the kids! How could it not?

So interesting...

(Sorry about all my posts this morning.)

Moose Mania said...

One of my biggest annoyances in life is people loudly chewing gum. I have actually had to leave places because of it.

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Yes, indeed. It drives me nuts. I have never chewed gum, nor do my kids. Another person who is even worse than Kate is Cindy Anthony, Casey's mother. She chomped away in her deposition, she chews in interviews, and this morning, during the court hearings, she was chomping away like there was no tomorrow. I don't believe I've ever seen her where she wasn't chewing her cud. It's not only annoying, but it shows so much disrespect to those in her presence.

Moose Mania said...

That's the biggest one yet. I wondered how she was going to explain not tweeting tonight during the show but I have to say I didn't expect her to come up with this whopper.

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It would be fun to find out where she is, call the hotel and ask them if they have access to the TLC channel!!

Kelly said...

Kate actually tweeted that she can't watch tonight she doesn't get that channel?????

HOLY CRAP!!!! She must be hiding out in my house tonight. That channel is banned here. "Here leezard leezard leezeard, I know you're in here Kweet, come out come out where ever you are". "I have a magic bra for you... Come out come out where ever you are Kweet".

Maryanne said...

If she's in a hotel room it is quite possible she won't have access to TLC - the last two I stayed in had very limited cable channels. Still don't quite get her not being able to twit during the show, you know, for her beloved sheeple...answering questions as they watch, surely she's seen the episode already? Whatever, I ain't awatchin'! Won't even watch the snippet above.

Melody said...

TLC stinks said...

Hmm..she says she cannot twit because where she is does not get TLC channel. Does anyone out there think she had some "work" done and is recuperating? Some sheeple are speculating that she is filming, but I can't imagine that without the kids and she said the kids weren't with her. I guess the big mystery will be solved this weekend when her eyebrows are up to her hairline.

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I know, that forehead doesn't move that much anymore does it.

Linda G. said...

Yeah, that "not getting that channel" (notice how she put it??? I thought that was interesting, she didn't even MENTION TLC???) is a lame-o excuse. She could still tweet.

Or if she's so busy, she could just say she isn't even able to watch or tweet. That would be more believable than "can't tweet because I don't get that channel."

Wow.

Moose Mania said...

Yep, Admin, I bet you're TOTALLY right. She's been told to shut it. She can tweet good morning and good night and throw the occasional innocuous crumb to a few sheep, but she can't tweet about the kids and she can't tweet during the show, probably because it would involve talking about the kids! How could it not?

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Since she has returned, has she mentioned any of the kids by name?

Beth said...

Was she? I didn't watch the video. One of my biggest annoyances in life is people loudly chewing gum. I have actually had to leave places because of it. Once, I actually spoke up to a cashier who was doing it so loudly, chomping away at her gum, I said "Does your boss allow you to chew gum like that?" she said, "well no" so I said "Then please stop. It's rather disgusting & it makes you look like you're chewing cud" Her response..."What's cud?" DUHHH! She threw the gum out but that drives me insane & people in my life know it & do it to drive me mad. If you're going to chew gum, chew like a human. GRRRRR! You're not a 60's Greaser or Beach Babe or whatever, & chewing gum like that isn't cool anymore. It goes with Kate's manners & grammar.
~Hippie Chick~

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Having worked in retail for the better part of my life, you are the kind of customer that I detest. People speak to public servants any old way they choose because they think the servant is beneath them. Cashiers are people and they deserve the same respect as you would give to anyone else. Just because she wasn't following the rules is no reason to be snarky with her.

Moose Mania said...

I guess the big mystery will be solved this weekend when her eyebrows are up to her hairline.

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Or "the girls" are so high that they are clutching her throat, or her belly button has taken a trip to the deep south...

Kelly said...

@TLC Stinks says: " I guess the big mystery will be solved this weekend when her eyebrows are up to her hairline."

Yepp, those eyebrows are gonna be higher than the McDonald's Arches with a tattoo underneath both saying, "Over 4 Million Earned"

Betty Jane said...

Me thinks the last of the filming is in Kentucky folks. Yep, she did board a plane, with a wig, dark short hair, Steve who did not have his wig on and carrying her carry on and his own. That is all I know other than she was also carrying a hat box, the old fashioned kind, yeah. She is going to the Kentucky Derby, wasn't going to go, but someone at TLC must have thought this would provide a show, Kate and horse shit. Sounds like it goes together to me.

readerlady said...

Loud, obnoxious gum chewing is one of my pet peeves, too. It looks (and sounds) sooooooooooo classless. My father was a teacher and also a choir director. He taught college level students and directed, among others, 2 teen choirs. He made the rounds of his class daily, collecting the gum and did the same before every choir practice. I was allowed to chew gum, but ONLY in our house and if he caught me chomping, I lost my gum chewing privileges for a week. Kate needs some of the same tough love. Maybe the boobyguard needs to add another title to his collection - purse boy, boobyguard, child wrangler, Kate controller, gum monitor.

I'd forgotten all about that song, Hippie Chick. The ones that have been running through my head today are "Born In the USA" and "Philadelphia Freedom"!

Linda G. said...

Betty Jane, how do you know those things? The thing she's going to isn't until the 5th. She left that far in advance? I do believe she would, if for no other reason than to get away from the kids, but if TLC films it, it won't be with the kids. And I don't believe for one second that Twist of Kate will ever see the light of day.

E-town Neighbor said...

Cashiers are people and they deserve the same respect as you would give to anyone else.

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Likewise, though, aren't customers people, too, and deserve not to have a gum-smacking cashier chewing in their face? It's a matter of reciprocity.

Betty Jane said...

"Me thinks the last of the filming is in Kentucky folks. Yep, she did board a plane, with a wig, dark short hair, Steve who did not have his wig on and carrying her carry on and his own."

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Source? Admin., Rule #2? Shouldn't these insider stories be verified?

Mimi to 3 said...

O.K., seriously, you think Kate would be staying anywhere that is not a 4 or 5 star hotel? And those hotels have cable. This is just her lying excuse to not tweet about the kids, as she was obviously ordered to do either by Jon or TLC.

Gag me said...

Yep, she did board a plane, with a wig, dark short hair, Steve who did not have his wig on and carrying her carry on and his own.

Kate in disguise? She's never tried that stunt before. Why now?

Tucker's Mom said...

The plane to Kentucky sighting sounds hinky to me. First, it seems as though Kate's been away from home for a few days now and now she's off to KY on Monday?
I know she's not a hands on parent (personally, I completely believe Kevin and Jody), but this sounds a bit excessive.

Linda G. said...

Kate would HATE being in disguise and probably argue against it until the cows come home. Narcissists WANT to be recognized and have attention paid to them, the last thing they want in the whole world is to fly under the radar. That's like a punishment to them!

TLC stinks said...

Betty Jane, are you pulling our leg?

Julianna said...

Readerlady said,

The ones that have been running through my head today are "Born In the USA" and "Philadelphia Freedom"!

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Being the parent of a Springsteen fanatic with posters all over his bedroom wall (and his phone ring tone, "Born In The USA"), I recently was given a crash course in the meaning of the song. Apparently Bruce was disenchanted with the loss of national pride. It's a protest song, a sadness that the working class has been totally left out of any voice regarding foreign policy or government. It's actually a song of sorrow because the patriotism that America once had is gone.

LaLaLandNoMore said...

This woman is too much for words! Did anyone else catch the snarky bit Kate said, "We'll leave that to Sarah Palin?" She doesn't like Sarah (jealous much?). I'm really surprised TLC left that little bit on the tape from Philly. I'm not a fan of Sarah's, either, but come on, Kate. Grow Up for the sake of your children. Stop disrespecting people. It's not attractive.

That little Alexis should be in school. She needs speech therapy in the worst way. Kate wants to keep the kids little in every way to the point of being obnoxious and it just isn't cute. Please vote with your remotes.

Bruuuuuce said...

Julianna said...

Readerlady said,

The ones that have been running through my head today are "Born In the USA" and "Philadelphia Freedom"!

8888888888888888888

Being the parent of a Springsteen fanatic with posters all over his bedroom wall (and his phone ring tone, "Born In The USA"), I recently was given a crash course in the meaning of the song. Apparently Bruce was disenchanted with the loss of national pride. It's a protest song, a sadness that the working class has been totally left out of any voice regarding foreign policy or government. It's actually a song of sorrow because the patriotism that America once had is gone.

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Thank you from a Bruce fanatic! It is most definitely a protest song. Ronald Reagan co-opted the song, but failed to listen to the lyrics.

roxyhelen said...

Or maybe this was a charade all along:
First,tweet like crazy so the people would start talking about how much she's tweeting
Then, when people get bored of that, suddenly be quiet and talk about secret plans.

IMO, this whole thing was a strategy to gain some viewers or to cover up something really nasty.

Kartie Tweetest (formerly Dearest) said...

The Kentucky Derby is not until this weekend. Based on Kart's tweets, it sounded like she left last week.

Only a money/fame hungry person can leave their 8 kids in their nanny's care for that long.

Let tonight be the last of the show. 500,000 viewers and less will be the nail in the coffin.

Administrator said...

What's crazy is this is exactly what the narcissist I knew did. If she had an event in new york on Saturday, she'd be there bright and early Tuesday. I didn't really understand this then but now after watching Kate I sort of get it. I guess it's about extending the pampering as much as possible as well as drag out time away from the kids with a good excuse you are "preparing" for an important event. How clever.

bearswife said...

Julianna,
You have a very smart son! I'm a Bruce fan from the old days and I am glad to hear his message carries on for the next generation.

Kelly said...

If Kate were in disguise, her photo id better match her fake disguise or scrutiny will be thorough at the TSA checkpoint. I personally don't believe this story as there are too many other REALLY big celebrities going to the Derby undisguised. Why would anyone give a "gosselin" about Kate going, disguised or not disguised? No corroborating evidence so I call b.s. on this one.

BoyMom said...

I have to say it just so it's been said:

PLEASE don't watch tonight.

Botox in a jar, my ass said...

If the Kate in a wig story is true...it could be because she's had more work done. She tends to re-Botox a little before filming or a big event.

Laurie said...

I think Betty Jane, Philly worker and Pap's wife are all the same person. Look at the way "they" use the phrases "yes, she did", "yup, she did", etc. The person posting wants everyone to think she/he has personal information when really there is none.

Nobody Likes a Narcissist said...

Awww, too bad for the sheeple that Khate was all set to have a Twitter party last week when she thought her show was on. But, lol, now it's on tonight and she mysteriously is away some place where she doesn't have "that channel". It's so odd that she phrased it that way, "that channel", instead of just saying "TLC" especially when you consider how she likes to type the least amount possible.

Plus, like Admin said, she already saw a tape, plus lived it, so she could certainly be on Twitter answering sheeple questions tonight.

She really has been pulling quite a mysterious act this last week, hasn't she? I find it hard to believe she's away filming somewhere without being spotted by now. I wouldn't be surprised if she had some surgery, though. Whatever it is, I like having her gone! Khate wherever you are, stay there, please!!

By the way, did anyone else notice that Iwana got really quiet at just about the same time that Khate did? Then, the other day, he tweeted that he would be away for a couple of days. Interesting.

A Pink Straight Jacket For Kate said...

BoyMom said...

I have to say it just so it's been said:

PLEASE don't watch tonight.

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No problem with that here.

It's Dancing With The Stars at 8pm for me, followed by CNN or Fox news.

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

A must-read regarding reality tv and divorce:

http://m.jezebel.com//5796713

readerlady said...

Julianna and Bruuuuce (hope I didn't leave out a "u" LOL) - Thanks for that information. I didn't know that. I'm a fan of Springsteen's music, but I don't know that much about it. The album of his that I play the most is "The Rising".

Bubbles again said...

Kate has been known to wear wigs before:

http://thelyingchannel.blogspot.com/2009/10/is-this-kate-gosselin-wearing-wig.html

Took me a while to find a pic because the original ones on sosugary were removed. Did anyone ever figure out who was running that site?

Julianna said...

readerlady said...

Julianna and Bruuuuce (hope I didn't leave out a "u" LOL) - Thanks for that information. I didn't know that. I'm a fan of Springsteen's music, but I don't know that much about it. The album of his that I play the most is "The Rising".

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I didn't know that much about it, either, but I hear the "Born In The USA, I Was Born In The USA" so often when his phone rings, I finally asked him about it and got a lesson in the meaning of the lyrics, and how Reagan used it in his campaign, not knowing that it wasn't about patriotism!
You learn something new every day!

Linda G. said...

Let me third or fourth it:

DO NOT WATCH TONIGHT. It's no problem here since we boycott that entire network and NEVER watch TLC.

Whoever asked this: no, she has NOT named a single kid by name since that meeting a few days back. She's only made vague references to the kids like using the pronoun "us" or saying "minus 8" which I took to mean she wasn't/isn't with the kids.

That's it, no other mention of them at all.

Tucker's Mom said...

Bubbles again said...
Kate has been known to wear wigs before:

http://thelyingchannel.blogspot.com/2009/10/is-this-kate-gosselin-wearing-wig.html

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I think she had extensions put in for her IJWYTK photo shoot. This was prior to her allaboutme.com all nighter in NYC with Ted whatshishame. Whatever he charges, it's too much.

Pam said...

There are 182,000 people who liked the "Pippa Middleton Ass Appreciation Society" on Facebook.

How many followers does Kate have on twitter again?


So, like 170,000+ more people like Pippa's ass more than they like Kate Gosselin?

Kelly said...

Pippas ass.... YOOZA YOOZA. Kates ass..... Which one??? Her face, her personality or where the door hits ya where the good lord splits ya? All three are the same.

Pants On Fire said...

Pam said...

There are 182,000 people who liked the "Pippa Middleton Ass Appreciation Society" on Facebook.

How many followers does Kate have on twitter again?


So, like 170,000+ more people like Pippa's ass more than they like Kate Gosselin?
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This doesn't really make sense. After all, KHate is an ass, too.

Pants On Fire said...

Pretty Pleeeeze

Do not let your Remote drift anywhere near TLC tonight.

No 'accidentally saw the show while clicking thru the channels.'

No 'just clicked over during DWTS commercials.'

Thank You

Linda G. said...

Nobody Likes a Narcissist:

Awww, too bad for the sheeple that Khate was all set to have a Twitter party last week when she thought her show was on. But, lol, now it's on tonight and she mysteriously is away some place where she doesn't have "that channel". It's so odd that she phrased it that way, "that channel", instead of just saying "TLC" especially when you consider how she likes to type the least amount possible.

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EXACTLY!!!! Or should I say my SEDIMENTS exactly. She can't say TLC? Wow. I know that seems like a little thing on the surface, but when a network has given you millions to exploit your family, you TEND to use their name so as to, you know, PROMOTE the network you're on. You don't say "that channel." And good point about saying it that way on Twitter, which is even weirder---you don't have too much character space on Twitter. TLC is much shorter!

And I had totally forgotten she promised them a twitter party last week, but that's right she did. When she thought her show was on (oy) and then had to be told numerous times (and this was after TLC corrected her the PREVIOUS week about it), she said that's ok we'll have a twitter party next week when it's on and then told everyone to go to bed (again: oy).

So now this week, no twitter party. She says she'll answer questions, but "do party w/out me, k?" So party without her. But she'll answer questions. But she's not watching HER OWN SHOW. Heh?

Ten bucks says she isn't even around tonight.

I've always thought it was weird that she was following TLC when she first got on Twitter and then she wasn't.

And iwanadatekate disappearing the same time she did just confirms what I suspected: it's her or someone she knows that she put up to doing this. Otherwise, if it were really a fan who wanted to get in with her, he'd still be there tweeting away with the rest.

E-town Neighbor said...

Laurie said...

I think Betty Jane, Philly worker and Pap's wife are all the same person. Look at the way "they" use the phrases "yes, she did", "yup, she did", etc. The person posting wants everyone to think she/he has personal information when really there is none.

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There are others IDs as well, and I noticed some crossing the border between the blogs. Glad to Have Peace & Quiet, Reading Observer, Tweet Tweet... They all appear to be the same person; what's interesting is that some work in Philadelphia, some in Reading, some in her old neighborhood (I assume E-town), one works at an airport, and some are social workers! Lots of jobs and residences for one person! The poster knows personally that Steve lives in the house permanently and disciplines the kids; that Kate has an African American man following her in security detail everywhere she goes, even to her tanning appointments; that the school hates Kate and doesn't want the kids to come back; that security is stationed in the driveway 24/7 and watches everyone going up and down the street; the kids are locked in the basement and never see anyone but Kate and the nannies.

Some things may be true, but many are not, and so you believe what you want to believe. Personally, I don't believe any of it.

E-town Neighbor said...

This doesn't really make sense. After all, KHate is an ass, too.

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She also has one, but it's flat. Look out - maybe a butt enhancement/lift is on her bucket list.

NT said...

Quints by Surprise premieres next Monday at 10pm. Isn't that Kate's time slot? Maybe it is over?!!

Charlene said...

http://whosnews.usaweekend.com/2011/04/diane-lane-revisits-the-1970s-in-the-hbo-movie-cinema-verite/
I apologize if this has already been discussed. Interesting comments about Kate/reality TV in general.

p.s.- I've posted here a few times, and never gave much thought about using my real name-which is Charlene,(actually my last name begins with a K also). I'm not using the name to pose as "that" Charlene or get anyone speculating!

Jenna Does said...

Linda G....
I'm sorry your mom is NPD (has NPD?) I only know by reading here about the disorder, but it doesn't seem like something I would want to deal with. I feel as though my mom is a pain in the ass sometimes, overbearing, tries to control MY parenting, etc (my parents live in an apartment in our house. UGH) but NPD seems impossible to deal with.

I cannot imagine what the Gosselin kids must deal with when fame, or rather infamy is thrown into the mix. I watched "Mommie Dearest" last night & could not believe how awful Joan Crawford was. Is Kate THAT bad? What I have read about what she does, how she behaves, what she says, ON CAMERA, that scares the shit out of me for the future of those kids, & it shouldn't. I should not be invested like that. I don't know these kids personally. Why should I care, right? Kate out them out there & made us all care about their welfare & she made herself the bad guy. This question has been asked to death but it needs repeating: How is she when the cameras are not rolling?

She must be physically & emotionally draining. Does she pit her kids against one another? Does she threaten them with violence? Does she pay POSITIVE attention to them & give them POSITIVE feedback? I know that having kids is hard, I'm not arguing with that, but she asked for it, she should feel blessed for EVERY God damn thing that had been handed to her, especially 8 healthy children. Does she thank her God every day for the life she has led? I would hope so since that lifestyle seems to be going bye-bye. She should be kissing the ass of those kids, & Jon's ass for what they have brought her in her life; instead, she treats them as pawns in her little game. That game unfortunately may not turn out to be so pretty in the future. When things don't come so easily to those kids, & to Kate, the going will get tough & I don't think any of them will take it smoothly. It will be a rough transition, & Kate NEEDS to be the strong one, not the martyr, not the baby. I don't see her helping her kids though. I see blame, finger pointing, rage, I don't know. Hopefully she has prepared them for the inevitable & will make it a smooth transition from TV cameras & nannies & "golden platters" to regular TV's, babysitters once a week, & pu-pu platters for 6.
~Hippie Chick~

AuntieAnn said...

She also has one, but it's flat. Look out - maybe a butt enhancement/lift is on her bucket list.
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E-town -- I noticed that too and I was going to say that's something that can't be helped but what was I thinking. You're probably right about it being on her B list. She might have to dig into the kids piggybank for that though. I doubt TLC will foot the bill for butt cheeks.

Katie needs a new image (again) said...

E-town Neighbor said...
Laurie said...

I think Betty Jane, Philly worker and Pap's wife are all the same person. Look at the way "they" use the phrases "yes, she did", "yup, she did", etc. The person posting wants everyone to think she/he has personal information when really there is none.

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There are others IDs as well, and I noticed some crossing the border between the blogs. Glad to Have Peace & Quiet, Reading Observer, Tweet Tweet... They all appear to be the same person; what's interesting is that some work in Philadelphia, some in Reading, some in her old neighborhood (I assume E-town), one works at an airport, and some are social workers! Lots of jobs and residences for one person! The poster knows personally that Steve lives in the house permanently and disciplines the kids; that Kate has an African American man following her in security detail everywhere she goes, even to her tanning appointments; that the school hates Kate and doesn't want the kids to come back; that security is stationed in the driveway 24/7 and watches everyone going up and down the street; the kids are locked in the basement and never see anyone but Kate and the nannies.

Some things may be true, but many are not, and so you believe what you want to believe. Personally, I don't believe any of it.
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I totally agree with you both! I tried to post this same exact comment on the blog they post on several months ago and they would not publish the comment or any of my subsequent comments. Then the blog moderator posted a remark in the effect of people should believe what they want to and not bash the other posters. I was not bashing, simply trying to ask a question.

I did write on the post that the other blog did not publish that perhaps all these bloggers were one in the same, and using various ids to hide their true identity because they had some inside knowledge (a friend or co-workers of somebody involved with any of the main players or / an employee. Who knows?

wayward said...

NT said... Quints by Surprise premieres next Monday at 10pm. Isn't that Kate's time slot? Maybe it is over?!!
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I posted about this in another thread. I was watching TLCs royal wedding coverage and I saw the previews for "Quints by Surprise" at 10:00pm starting Mon. 5/9. My first thought was Kate screeched and whined and got her 9:00pm slot back. But a look at the TLC schedule showed a new K+8 was not scheduled after tonight.

There are still many more spine-tingling, exciting, groundbreaking K+8 shows already in the can! Like going grocery shopping, the "addicted to giving back!" show where she distributed donated food and was paid $250,000 + expenses to do it and the Easter episode where the children were made to pretend it was Easter when it was not. I can't imagine why TLC is hesitating to air those fine pieces of television!

fidosmommy said...

Kentucky has many horse-themed venues. There is the Ky. Horse Park and Museum near Lexington for one. Central Kentucky is blessed with so many horse farms, many of which have produced
Ky. Derby runners and winners. I'm not certain these things would hold the interest of the children, but Kate might get some film out of it. It is possible that prior to the Derby she is soaking some of the local color and going to see those iconic Kentucky places. All so we can watch her want to hold a newly foaled
thoroughbred.

That's my bet. She's sullying up my home state
with her bad attitude and lack of appreciation, and she will continue to do this until the Derby is run.

Tucker's Mom said...

Watching DWTS and Kirsty Ally is looking terrific! She's definitely lost weight, looks fab in her pink team dress. I seriously think that the wardrobe and makeup dept hated Kate. She looked like a boxy drag queen.

E-town Neighbor said...

I totally agree with you both! I tried to post this same exact comment on the blog they post on several months ago and they would not publish the comment or any of my subsequent comments

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LOL! So did I, and mine wasn't posted either! I was quite respectful and simply asked a few questions, pointing out that there were statements made that weren't consistent with the facts. I was actually quite nice about it, wording it in such a way that it couldn't possibly be construed as bashing. None of my comments got posted. I gave up.

Zoe said...

Just wanted to make a comment about gum chewing.

When I used to take certain medications they caused my mouth to be dry. And in addition to the discomfort of a dry mouth is the bad breath it causes. Drinking water did not help, so I chewed gum most of the time. I think I did a good job of not chewing with my mouth open, smacking or popping, but I must have looked like I was "chewing my cud".

My point is, please try to give quiet gum chewers the benefit of the doubt. They may need to chew to keep their mouth moist.

Chewing is for Chumps said...

I'm not a gum chewer but once my husband and I were in the audience of a talk show. It was a long wait with no drinks so I was chewing gum.

Months later we recorded the show. There I was, in the front row, chewing like a cow.

I don't chew gum.

Pants On Fire said...

I think Betty Jane, Philly worker and Pap's wife are all the same person. Look at the way "they" use the phrases "yes, she did", "yup, she did", etc. The person posting wants everyone to think she/he has personal information when really there is none.

++++++++++++++++++

There are others IDs as well, and I noticed some crossing the border between the blogs. Glad to Have Peace & Quiet, Reading Observer, Tweet Tweet... They all appear to be the same person; what's interesting is that some work in Philadelphia, some in Reading, some in her old neighborhood (I assume E-town), one works at an airport, and some are social workers! Lots of jobs and residences for one person! The poster knows personally that Steve lives in the
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Add "Child Advocate by Trade" to that list of aliases, haha.

Administrator said...

As far as the ratings there will always be an excuse for ratings being lower than they should be. Most people have 200 or much more channels for pity sake. That's 199 other things to watch. There are always sporting events and specials and news. A good program has to be able to hold its own despite the competition. There is no denying the ratings are going down. The excuses about its competition is starting to get like the excuses people have for watching, lol.

The only excuse for bad ratings is really if you stick some program opposite the Super Bowl. That spot is usually reserved for reruns or women's programming.

Administrator said...

And, sometimes people chew gum because....they'd really rather have a cigarette.

My best friend is trying to quit and I say she can chew gum all day long.

fidosmommy said...

I don't mind it when people have mints or gum in their mouths. I don't mind that they move their mouths to get full benefit of the candy.
It's the jaw slapping, clicking and cracking that drives me nuts. I should not hear you sip your drink, eat your soup (sluuuurp), or chew your food or your gum. Otherwise, enjoy! I do love a good cinnamon disk every once in awhile and would be very upset if somebody told me to get rid of it. Problem is, except for the strong odor of cinnamon on my breath, I doubt they'd even know it was in there.

In High School one of the MAJOR infractions was chewing gum in class. It was simply not allowed. We liked our gum, especially Juicy Fruit and Black Jack. Most kids got busted, but there were a few of us who had gum in our mouths every day during class. Either our teachers never knew, or else they realized we were not causing a distraction with it and just let us keep it. (One teacher made you stick your gum on the end of your nose until the bell rang. Imagine trying to impress the cute one you wanted to go to prom with while you've got a wad of gum on your nose.)

Mommie Dearest said...

I know it's been referenced many times already, but I watched Mommie Dearest last night, and my God the similarities between Joan Crawford and Kate are downright scary!

We truly are watching a modern day Mommie Dearest play out.

E-town Neighbor said...

Add "Child Advocate by Trade" to that list of aliases, haha.

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I was looking at that one, too, but thought the language seems a bit more sophisticated than the others, and the paragraphs a bit too long, but I just saw two of the signature "calling cards," so yes, it appears that could be added to the list!

Administrator said...

There are many similarities to Mommie Dearest but one of the most striking is the pool scene.

Mommie Dearest cannot let Christina win, even though most normal parents let their kids win now and again. When Christiana tries to point out she's so much bigger and stronger, she is brushed aside then beaten.

Kate cannot let her kids win at anything. Just one of the MANY examples is in New York City at the outdoor fair she had to beat them at the games. Also she has to outdo them anytime they get attention like the skyjump.

JudyK said...

People can chew gum all they like in the privacy of their homes or cars...just don't DO IT IN PUBLIC. It's low class. Period. Ask Judge Marilyn Milian...she does NOT ALLOW IT in her Courtroom. A few years ago, I went to Court w/ my boss, and his client was chomping away the whole time she testified. I mentioned it to my boss; he had noticed it; and I told the client she needed to get rid of the gum. Juries don't like it, either. We lost, and we should not have lost. Of course, it was more than the gum, but the gum didn't help, because it made her appear low class. She was hit by a speeding cop car on his way to an emergency...she was just minding her own business. Since it was the City, we might have lost anyway to the good ole' boys' club, but who knows. These things MATTER.

Administrator said...

Here's the Mommie Dearest clip of the pool race.

http://movieclips.com/EPsCM-mommie-dearest-movie-racing-a-child/

In Big Apple, Kate was beating the kids at Whack a Mole and actually SAYS she HAS TO WIN. She admits it. Whack a mole? What a whack-job.

Gimme Gimme said...

She strikes me as a gum popper, you know one of those people that pop their gum between their teeth. They really get into it. My mother used to do it and us kids would always try, but couldn't do it as artfully as our mother could. It is an art form to gum poppers. I think it is a generational thing. My mother always had gum in her purse, always, Juicy Fruit and Spearmint was the best for popping. Granted she was not a celebrity, nor did she even rarely leave the house except to pay the bills and buy groceries. She was busy raising 7 stairsteppers. I am a bubble blower myself.

a coincidence is not the same thing as an accident said...

kate's fans appreciate art and culture-ish things as much as their idol. A grown woman wrote: "@Kateplusmy8 You are an artist now!! Watch out pacaso..however you spell it lol:)"

I LOVE the Phila. Museum of Art; used to be a member and visit several times a year. It's a pity the children did the soooo outdated Rocky run (the person who said that only foreign tourists do it is spot on!), and missed the fabulous art inside.

Years ago, I traveled to KY for business several times. Everyone, and I literally mean EVERYONE, who I met or had the slightest contact with was super nice and polite. If this trip is being filmed, I'm sure TLC will get tons of footage of kate being nasty to polite, decent people. Talk about must-see tv!!

Linda G. said...

So she really can't tweet during the show.

Yep. Something happened. Something was said. She was barely stopping long enough to pee before and now she doesn't even tweet during her show?

Hmmmmm.

Dulcina said...

Kate's fans appreciate art and culture-ish things as much as their idol. A grown woman wrote: "@Kateplusmy8 You are an artist now!! Watch out pacaso..however you spell it lol:)"

You bet they do. They are also SO knowledgeable!

“Elizabeth’s brother was a simpleton and air head. It is a good thing he never took the throne.”

KyPastor said...

Years ago, I traveled to KY for business several times. Everyone, and I literally mean EVERYONE, who I met or had the slightest contact with was super nice and polite.

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On behalf of my fellow Kentuckians, I heartily thank you! I love Kentucky, and while some of us may have have very country/southern speech, we are not bumpkins, idiots or lazeabouts. We do not deserve to be spoken to rudely by anybody. Kentuckians will treat her well. It's who we are. Louisville is well known for that good ol' Southern Hospitality. And Mint Juleps.

Thank you again.

Administrator said...

No tweet in 10 hours. She can't even answer people's questions even if she can't see the ep? What network wouldn't be thrilled their star is willing to tweet during the episodes? Bullshit, TLC took away the toy. Haha.

Linda, someone else pointed out that Kate said last week she would tweet during tonight's episode. That was when she mixed up her show's air times like a goon. When someone pointed it out she said oh ok next week then! Didn't she know a week ago she would be "busy" or "out of town" and wouldn't be able to tweet? Why suddenly she can't?

She tweeted non-stop until the TLC meeting. Hours after the TLC meeting she started making cryptic statements about being busy, then the tweeting slowed down to a near standstill. Not one mention of the kids since then. Just vague good mornings, goodnights, and hi's. Very little about what she is doing and nothing about the kids.

A lot of times in family law court things are done behind the scenes without going to court. For instance if my client is not getting visits, the first thing I would do is call the attorney of the other parent. We would talk about how visits need to happen within 48 hours or we would get the courts involved. No one wants to go to court for an OSC, so usually this solves the problem. Well, sometimes.

Bet you anything Jon's attorneys may have called Kate's and said hey, knock of the twitter-twatter about the kids or we'll see you in court. Bing, bam, boom, it stopped just like that. Someone stopped her talking about these kids, proof that someone in her life knows that was NOT a good thing. We were right again. Sorry sheeple, it's not appropriate to talk about the kids, no it is NOT safe no matter how many times you try to convince yourself it's fine, and this proved it. All I can say to that is GOOD.

This whole situation is so transparent. We know exactly what happened. And it's sad a 36 year old woman has to have her life choices chaperoned.

Moose Mania said...

"Yep. Something happened. Something was said. She was barely stopping long enough to pee before and now she doesn't even tweet during her show?"

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Unless she's in a medical care facility somewhere getting those boobs realigned, and they doesn't have the TLC channel! :)

Seriously, though, it really does sound like somebody put the kibosh on those tweets about the kids, and I think that admin is correct. The most likely scenario is one attorney to another attorney, perhaps with some intervention by TLC who also told her to knock it off with tweeting about the kids.

readerlady said...

Sort of a drive-by posting. Catching up on the last few posts and a couple of comments caught my eye. "Kate has an African American man following her everywhere in security detail . . ." - yes, she does. Or, at least she did. There've been pictures posted on ROL and other sites that have shown him. IDK if he follows her all the time. He was also photographed with Jon a couple of times before the split.

"Does she pit her kids against one another?" - Yes, she does. Back in the early days, when I watched the show for a brief time, that is one of the things that struck me. She was constantly pointing out that Cara is older than Mady by a few minutes, even though she knew it upset Mady, and she always insisted on lining up the tups in birth order, no matter what. She also would pit the kids against each other by paying more attention to one and, of course, there's her blatant favoritism of the girls.

I agree that there is one person who posts frequently as an "insider", under a number of names. For me, the dead giveaway is the sheer incoherence of the posts. After I've read one, I just sit here and go "hunh?" I suppose it's possible that there are several people in similar circumstances, who are utterly unable to write comprehensibly, but I sort of doubt it. Especially when they all exhibit the same "tells".

Nobody Likes a Narcissist said...

I'm just trying to get the timing right here. It was last Monday night that airhead Khate tweeted that she would be on Twitter when her show was on. Then she came back later to say she made a mistake, it wasn't on that night but they could do their dumb Twitter party next week (meaning tonight). Okay, so then, didn't she say she had to go to bed after that? When did she tweet that she was at the airport on her way to her meeting? Was that the next day, Tuesday?

Anonymous said...

Linda G. said...

Whoever asked this: no, she has NOT named a single kid by name since that meeting a few days back. She's only made vague references to the kids like using the pronoun "us" or saying "minus 8" which I took to mean she wasn't/isn't with the kids.

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Untrue. She mentioned Mady and Cara today.

Jen said...

Quints by Surprise has always been scheduled to air for 3 weeks; K+8 resumes on May 30. They're interchanging these two programs for some reason.

Nobody Likes a Narcissist said...

I just checked TLC's twitter page and it looks like TLC tweeted a few times during the show tonight. Then, a Khate impostor account popped up and TLC got it taken down very quickly. After that, the sheeple asked TLC to get the fake account for Khate's mom removed. Then, they asked that TLC get the "spamming haters" who "harass" removed. Then, they started asking TLC for info on what Khate's been up to lately. Lol, Khate's gone so now the sheeple will probably just drive TLC crazy tweeting them.

Administrator said...

Anonymous you are right she did mention Mady and Cara today, referring to them as M&C. But all she said was kids their age are old enough to understand about Bin laden but the younger ones probably aren't yet.

That is hardly the same as what she did in the past, telling us what the kids were doing, where they were, what they were up to, what their interests are, their clubs, and all things that would make a family law attorney like me FUMING and wanting to drag her butt to court.

So let me clarify, she hasn't breathed one mention of anything personal about the kids, which is most likely the agreement they have reached. But narcissists and parental alienators always try to push the boundaries of court orders. I.e. I didn't talk about the kids I just said kids their age can understand!

fidosmommy said...

Kate will resume on Monday, May 30th? Isn't that Memorial Day when people will be gathering with their families for parades and programs to
honor the dead, engage in picnics, boating, cookouts, having friends over, decorating gravesites, then returning home to get themselves to bed for Tuesday's schedule? Memorial Day is special where I live.

It seems to me like Kate can't catch a break.
Between the Duke and Duchess of Cornwall, Osama
Bin Ladin and Memorial Day, she's having some pretty unrated Mondays. Poor Kate. It must be a plot to make her look bad.

E-town Neighbor said...

KY Pastor said, On behalf of my fellow Kentuckians, I heartily thank you! I love Kentucky, and while some of us may have have very country/southern speech, we are not bumpkins, idiots or lazeabouts.

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I'll second that! I've been there quite a few times, and Kentucky folks are among the friendliest anywhere in this big US of A. With the exception of one front desk clerk at an upscale hotel who got a bit testy when I told him that there were roaches crawling around the headboard, everyone I have ever met in Kentucky has shown true southern hospitality!

Readerlady said, Kate has an African American man following her everywhere in security detail . . ." - yes, she does. Or, at least she did. There've been pictures posted on ROL and other sites that have shown him...

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I have seen him, too, in various photos. However, the comment was made (more than once) that this gentleman goes everywhere with Kate, following behind her in a car. That just isn't true. I have seen her out and about without him anywhere in sight.

I know what you mean about reading the posts and going, "huh...what in the world are you trying to say?" It's not a matter of being able to write with any kind of language skills, but rather that the posts are so disjointed with a few different thoughts combined into one sentence. Not too many people do that.

AuntieAnn said...

fidosmommy said... Poor Kate. It must be a plot to make her look bad.
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Yes, poor, poor Kate. I'm sure she's thinking she's being treated badly. I'm putting her directly on my list of people to feel sorry for. She'll be # 457,971,889. I'll get to her around the year 2134.

Seriously, it's not looking very promising is it? Let's hear it for karma.

Bluenoser said...

Dulcina said... Kate's fans appreciate art and culture-ish things as much as their idol. A grown woman wrote: "@Kateplusmy8 You are an artist now!! Watch out pacaso..however you spell it lol:)"

You bet they do. They are also SO knowledgeable!

“Elizabeth’s brother was a simpleton and air head. It is a good thing he never took the throne.”
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Two things: You don't suppose the sheeple are playing Kate do you?

Secondly who is Elizabeth's brother? If you are talking about QE II she does not have a brother. She had a younger sister, Margaret Rose, but no brother.

OK Three things. Most of Canada likely did not watch last night due to our National election. That was infinitely more exciting than anything TLC could put on. Quebec finally came to their senses and decided they wanted to be Canadians rather than separate.

SAHM said...

Oh geez, was that on last night????? What a pity that I missed it! LOL!!

Jenna Does said...

Beth said...
Having worked in retail for the better part of my life, you are the kind of customer that I detest. People speak to public servants any old way they choose because they think the servant is beneath them. Cashiers are people and they deserve the same respect as you would give to anyone else. Just because she wasn't following the rules is no reason to be snarky with her.
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I had bartended for years, so trust me, I know customer service as well. I was not snarky. I didn't talk to her like she was beneath me, I am NOT like that. She was chomping on her gum & it was rude & disrespectful. If anything, I may have saved her job. She was a kid, & you can believe me when I say I am NOT/was not rude, mean, nasty, or any other "demeaning" word to customer service service reps.
~Hippie Chick~

GUM YUM said...

Chewing gum is not for everyone, but it is a great way to curb your eating, curb your smoking and it exercises your jawline! Not everyone chews like Kate. You can chew gum and still look like a respectable member of society. :)

JoyinVirginia said...

Could this show get ANY duller? Admin, thanks for taking one for the team. You should get an award for surviving boring viewing.
Ms. Kreider also had competition from RuPaul's Drag Race Reunion Special, and John Stewart's Daily Show (which could also be called the Goodbye Osama Show!), and Anderson Cooper (who is also doing Goodbye Osama show, without the jokes). Bless John Stewart, he came right out and said he could not be objective about this story, he was way too close living in NYC and no, he does not feel guilty about being happy about the death of another human being. Love the honesty!
The kids are just kids, and I am more interested in watching kids who I know do things. Ms. Kreider, the kids are boring and your screaming and hissy fits are boring too. Don't have any tantrums at Kentucky Derby, you might scare the horses.

Tucker's Mom said...

SAHM said...
Oh geez, was that on last night????? What a pity that I missed it! LOL!!
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I spent my TV watching time from 10-11 watching Nurse Jackie and United States of Tara on SHOtime. Both amazing, provocative and far more interesting than Kate.
Although- I did see a clip of Kate and the kids getting their swearing in photos taken. Kate hopped up on the podium because, you know, it can never be just about the kids. It seemed as bizarre as your mom hopping into your school photo session and getting a picture of herself. And then Kate said she kept her own pic on her camera. Wow.
And her comment about leaving the presidential thing to Palin...you've got to watch it just to see her bad acting.
She has changed so much in the past 2 years, that of course she doesn't look the same, but her entire affect has shifted to the point that she is literally not the same person. I do wonder if she's got a diagnosable mental condition.

Hippie Chick said...

wayward said....
There are still many more spine-tingling, exciting, groundbreaking K+8 shows already in the can! Like going grocery shopping, the "addicted to giving back!" show where she distributed donated food and was paid $250,000 + expenses to do it and the Easter episode where the children were made to pretend it was Easter when it was not. I can't imagine why TLC is hesitating to air those fine pieces of television!
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Sounds enticing! LMAO

TLC stinks said...

Didn't watch but read a recap. Apparently Jen Stocks was back as producer for this episode. Interesting.

Also, this ..... Kate on the show made dating comments and made it clear she's after a more "mature" man. I think she already has one or is getting her message out there to Gina. I would go through the roof if I was Gina.

Dulcina said...

Secondly who is Elizabeth's brother? If you are talking about QE II she does not have a brother. She had a younger sister, Margaret Rose, but no brother.
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I should have been clearer. I am quite aware that Queen Elizabeth does not have a brother. My point was that a sheeple made one up out of thin air.

Linda G. said...

I'll be waiting patiently for the ratings today. They can't have been good what with the later time spot, a general lack of interest in her (even her fanatics on twitter didn't mention the episode all that much or seem that enthused about it), OBL news and the big Canadian election going on.

chefsummer said...

I was going to watch to see the kids but the I thought it was sad when. The crew asked do you know the presidents they named a few they most said no. They asked do you know Obama they said no..WTH are they learing

Secondly it was about Kate dating again WTH she was like "I want to date a few years older" I trying hard to think does she mean Steve-( I hope not).Or "On online dating for me"

And how she looked in this epi..(just odd)

T.I.N.I.C. said...

Ok, what if: What if the news TLC gave Kate was so shocking and unexpected to Kate (in her I stay unaware of things state) that she did have some real issues accepting it. What if she did go to a treatment facility and it has nothing to do with surgeries or body enhancements. What if, right now, Kate is getting some much, much needed therapy. Oh frabjous day! If she is in treatment the kids stand a chance of living a normal life one day. Kate stands a chance of being normal(ish) one day. I say ish because no one wants to be totally normal and therapy doesn't make you into a cookie cutter version of normal--it makes you into a "real" version of yourself and herself will never be "normal". (And that is a good thing!)

And what if Steve was playing the role of Iwana and when he knew she was safe he was able to take a few days off and be with his wife so he did the "I'm going to the island" (or whatever he said) tweet. Or, if it isn't Steve it is someone else who knew Kate was safe but incommunicado for awhile?

And, I know this may just be fantasy but what if it were real. What if something good finally did happen for those kids? I think it is hard to believe because Kate is so much her own enemy I can't see her voluntarily seeking treatment, but maybe, just maybe the news at the meeting was shocking enough to open a crack and she was able to ask for help!

Of course she could just as easily be at a spa doing a cleansing diet and having mud baths, getting ready for Kentucky. I so very much hope not but it's certainly just as possible.

Administrator said...

Not only does Queen Elizabeth not have a brother, but if she did he would be the ruling monarch, not her. The firstborn male comes first in line before any daughters, even if he was the baby of the family.

JudyK said...

Chefsummer: I was going to watch to see the kids but the I thought it was sad when. The crew asked do you know the presidents they named a few they most said no. They asked do you know Obama they said no..WTH are they learing

Secondly it was about Kate dating again WTH she was like "I want to date a few years older" I trying hard to think does she mean Steve-( I hope not).Or "On online dating for me"

And how she looked in this epi..(just odd)
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The kids do not know who the CURRENT President is...PATHETIC! And as far as dating an older person, she said the same thing a couple of years ago and added "with silver hair." She and Steve are a couple and have been for a long time...it will eventually come out.

Ishkabibble said...

Just an FYI for BM and Ziggy who keep spouting that they should visit all "the capital cities". Philadephia is not the capital of Pennsylvania - Harrisburg is.

T.I.N.I.C. said...

Chefsummer: Coming here to this site and saying the driving force for watching the show is to see the kids is not going to make you too popular here. Most of us want the kids to be freed from the need to perform for our viewing pleasure. Most of us would rather the kids were not put up there as objects of ridicule. So, trying not to be too mean or snarky, I would prefer the discussion stay away from the kids.

Just Dwindle Away said...

Bruuuuuce said...Thank you from a Bruce fanatic! It is most definitely a protest song. Ronald Reagan co-opted the song, but failed to listen to the lyrics.
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Same thing Kate messed up when she 'danced' to Gaga's "Paparazzi". The lyrics are about fame-whoring and chasing the paparazzi around to try to get your picture taken. That was Lady Gaga's explanation. Kate is so stupid, she never listened to anything but one or two lines of the lyrics. If someone chose that song for her, they were making fun of her. If Kate chose it, she is an extra big ass. Even without the phony butt pads she wore that time.

Also, thank you to all those who managed to control your remotes and not 'accidently' watch those kids be pimped out last night.

fidosmommy said...

I think I'm correct when I say that if King Edward VIII (who became the Duke of Windsor) had not abdicated the throne, the present monarch of Great Britain would be Richard, the Duke of Glouchester. We would barely know the name of Elizabeth Windsor and would not have given a rip about the wedding of her grandson
William and Kate Middleton.

If Kate Gosselin had been up against the wedding of a plain ol' member of the Royal Family, (Lord William Windsor and some lady he met in college) she might have had a better chance to outshine him. But, as "hx" would have it, Kate Gosselin would have been absolutely demolished in the ratings against William and Katherine's wedding chatter.

Poor, poor Kate. Even "hx" is against her.

Everyone loves a fantasy! said...

T.I.N.I.C. said... Ok, what if: What if the news TLC gave Kate was so shocking and unexpected to Kate (in her I stay unaware of things state) that she did have some real issues accepting it. What if she did go to a treatment facility
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I like your thinking! In this fantasy, can you just imagine how much grief she would be giving the staff?! Lordy bee, she would be locked in her padded room 24/7 to PROTECT the staff.

When they tried to talk with her she'd throw up her hand and say "go away, you are annoying me"...

Or.... wait....... maybe in this fantasy she has a complete break and when she comes out of it her personality has changed... and she's n-i-c-e...........

Nah.................... LOL

I have to wonder if some of the TLC folks are beginning to regret their decision to champion her.

No regrets said...

"Just Dwindle Away said...Same thing Kate messed up when she 'danced' to Gaga's "Paparazzi". The lyrics are about fame-whoring and chasing the paparazzi around to try to get your picture taken."

It made me laugh when Kate said this was her favorite, because she could identify with the song. LOL She clearly had no clue what the song was really about, nor really listened/understood the lyrics. She heard "paparazzi", that was all she needed. I would bet either she or Tony requested the song. It would also serve as "heart-tugger" to garner more votes, (poor me, is SO badgered and followed by the paps), along with mentioning she was a "mom of 8", 500 million times. LOL

TLC stinks said...

Yep. When she describes her ideal man, she is describing Steve. How could anyone not see that?!

I'm betting she's at a spa. She always primps in preparation for photos. Like I said, TLC will make sure she's photographed at the KY Derby.

I've always said the gum chewing is because she is a smoker or has some liquor breath issues. She's probably been told to stop, but she can't.

PJ's momma said...

So was the show on? Or is it on hold until May 30? Sounds like it WAS on, but I could be mistaken.

No regrets said...

"Everyone loves a fantasy! said...I have to wonder if some of the TLC folks are beginning to regret their decision to champion her."

It seems when the O'Neil woman left, the promotions for Kate's show really slowed down. Even on TLC's main page, up until about a week ago, the ONLY thing referencing the show at all, was ONE link to a preview of the "Vomiting fest" ugh!. Only ONE link. None to her blog, nor any other reference to the show at all, that I saw. ALL the other shows were mentioned and had many links to their videos, etc. Cake Boss being clearly the main one being pushed.Oh, and sister wives. Funny, they also have recipes by the sister wives! Weird, eh? It seems as if they aren't being bothered with their big 'star' all that much.

No regrets said...

"PJ's momma said...So was the show on?"

I think it was, the fans are salivating over the show. LOL I have no idea, I had important things to do. I babysat a sick little dog who just had surgery, for a friend. :(

AuntieAnn said...

JudyK said...The kids do not know who the CURRENT President is...PATHETIC! And as far as dating an older person, she said the same thing a couple of years ago and added "with silver hair." She and Steve are a couple and have been for a long time...it will eventually come out.
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Judy -- It's very pathetic. I think it's kind of proof that the kids are forced to focus their attention on the show and their mother, not the real life that goes on around them. They're living in the bubble their mommy created for them. Unfortunately they just might view themselves as "extentions" of Kate. How sad is that?
And I'm with you on this Steve thing.
Although the man must be out of his mind to ditch his wife for that nasty Kate Gosselin.

Tucker's Mom said...

. Funny, they also have recipes by the sister wives! Weird, eh? It seems as if they aren't being bothered with their big 'star' all that much.
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Not to go too off topic, but this is funnier than a bowl of Grandma soup! I watched Sister Wives one day, out of morbid curiosity. One episode showed how they usually gathered at one of wife's home for dinner because she "cooked": fish sticks and other disgusting fried and oven baked frozen food. And the husband just gushed about her culinary fireworks, God bless his heart.
I think this was the same wife who kept burning her toast in the oven because of fear that a toaster would burn her house down. That's kinda like ordering a diet coke with a Big Mac.
Same diff.

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Westcoaster said...

So d'ya think she was in NYC last night for the Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art? Nah, her invite probably got lost in the mail. Actually, just thinking about the absurdity of that makes me laugh. Still, do wonder where she and the hat box are hiding, not even a good morning tweet - so no channel, no internet? Hard to believe.

Administrator said...

When I went to tlc's web site the other day to get the episode description for the post they were still advertising as the next ep the New Zealand episode on kate's main page. I thought this was very sloppy. And telling.

No regrets said...

"Westcoaster said..So d'ya think she was in NYC last night"

Jason, her hairstylist, had tweeted awhile ago that he couldn't wait for their appointment for the "blonde tour", or some sort nonsense. Probably, she has been primping in NYC for her grand appearance at the derby. Shopping for a hat, etc. I doubt it is anything of great importance to be as secretive as she is being. It appears like she will be gone over a week from her kiddies.

Frankly, I could care less what this diva does. LOL

A Pink Straight Jacket For Kate said...

No regrets said...

I babysat a sick little dog who just had surgery, for a friend. :(

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Awwww- I hope your friend's doggie is doing better today.

No regrets said...

Tucker's Mom said...MY GAWD, I just looked at some of those recipes. YUCK. LOL Janelle's are especially awful. Is she the younger one? I dunno. She has one 'recipe' for peanut butter FRITOS. OMG. And you can add chocolate to them, for variety! Good Lord.

No regrets said...

"ADMIN they were still advertising as the next ep the New Zealand episode"

Yes, I saw that too. Amazing how they are just pushing her show aside. I think they do know it is at the end of the road. For a long time, the ONLY thing I saw was the vomit link, as I said. I wanted to read about the new shows, and couldn't help but notice it.

"A Pink Straight Jacket For Kate said...Awwww- I hope your friend's doggie is doing better today."

Thanks, that's so sweet of you. The poor little thing, hopefully, will be ok probably in a few more days. Babies and puppies can't tell you what's wrong with them. :( I am HUGE softy for both. LOL

Michelle said...

I had no clue TLC gave Buddy from Cake Boss another show. I just caught my first episode of "Kitchen Boss". He did a great job. In the meantime, Twist of Kate is still in the works. Yeah, right!

A Pink Straight Jacket For Kate said...

No regrets said...

Babies and puppies can't tell you what's wrong with them. :( I am HUGE softy for both.

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I know, me too. All I have to see is their sick little eyes, and I'm done for.

Take care,
Pink :o)

T.I.N.I.C. said...

Auntie Ann, how do you Remove a Post? I see you did and I really wish I could--my post to Chefsummer came out a lot holier than thou than I meant or than I am comfortable with and would love to just disappear it! How??
Thanks

fidosmommy said...

I've watched Kitchen Boss. Now that's a cook book I would consider buying if they ever decided to create one. Real recipes, and while not original to Buddy, they are healthy and appetizing. And they require..... COOKING! Not just stirring or microwaving. Buddy Valasco is annoying to me, but he's sure got talent. Real talent. I can see why he's got 2 shows on TLC.

We know what happened to Kate's Back of the Box Label Book. I'm not so sure I want a Sarah Palin cookbook if she ever wrote one.

I think they've got a winner in Buddy, annoying or not. So far, no exploitation of the kids, either. We'll see how that goes. I would not mind seeing them in the kitchen once in awhile as long as they were not earning their parents'
income for them.

A thought said...

fidosmommy said...

I think I'm correct when I say that if King Edward VIII (who became the Duke of Windsor) had not abdicated the throne, the present monarch of Great Britain would be Richard, the Duke of Glouchester. We would barely know the name of Elizabeth Windsor and would not have given a rip about the wedding of her grandson
William and Kate Middleton.
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If Richard, the Duke of Glouchester, has been King, there would probably be no William. Charles would have been able to marry Camilla. But then... maybe there would be no Charles. Hmmmmmmm.

Christine said...

I wonder if they are pushing back Kate will the end of the month because sunday is soo packed with reality tv competetion. In my area Kate is against Celebrity Apprentice. Out of all the new multiples shows TLC put on last year Quints by surprise made me feel like it was another Kate in the making. It was sure the family I liked the least and a family that clearly is in it for the freebies and loves the limelight.

I haven't watched the show since they moved to the big house but that is plain sad if the kids do not know who the president is. I have a hard time believing a private school would not teach this, so it makes you wonder if the kids are missing too much school or they have porr attention spans. When Obama was elected I had a kindergarten child. I live in a very republican area and his video to school kids was ban in our district. Later on they put togther an activity book that introduced the preisdent and his kids to the younger grades. I just seems odd since the president has young kids, that usually makes school ages kids more aware. Plus I have seen the Obama family on the disney channel in various roles. Michelle is always poping up with service announcemnt during the breaks. Now that Kate seems to be more relaxed with her rules, compared to the early days, you would think some of the kids watch Hannah Montana or Good Luck Charlie?

Lori Anne said...

T.I.N.I.C. I believe you can only remove a post if you have a Google Blogger ID.

Elizabeth said...

Oh Wow! So it's not just me who has actually left stores because of gum chawing but especially gum popping. I see someone chewing gum with their mouth wide open and first thing that comes to mind is "stupid." There was a story quite a while ago that said Kate chews gum to cover up smokers breath.

"Cud chawing" along with her bad grammar, made up words, using demeaning names to refer to guides and others in service, spike strap on hells and a mini skirt while dashing with 8 children to catch a 14 hour flight to Australia - well, it all adds up to low, low, very low class.

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

Michelle, you made a very good point: Buddy has not one but TWO additional TLC shows, all within the last few months, but meanwhile Twist of Kate is "still in the works."

Has there actually been anything said by TLC that Twist of Kate was still in the works. or is that only coming from Kate?

(Buddy has Cake Boss, Kitchen Boss, and another one that was a cake competition show that I don't know the name of.)

T.I.N.I.C. said...

Lore Anne: Re: removing posts. Oh, too bad. Thank you for answering though.

AuntieAnn said...

T.I.N.I.C. -- Like Lori Anne said, you have to have a google blogger ID to have that option. I don't post under any name other than AuntieAnn. Admin was having trouble with imposters quite a while back when the sheeple were causing interference. It's easy to sign up to GB even though it gets pretty glitchy sometimes, but go for it! :o)
(I removed that post to correct a spelling mistake from extentions to extensions because my earlier post hadn't shown up yet but then thought it wasn't important enough to post)

Gag me said...

Elizabeth said...

There was a story quite a while ago that said Kate chews gum to cover up smokers breath.
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What kind of story, one with sources or was it merely speculation?

Stick a fork in her said...

No regrets said...
"Everyone loves a fantasy! said...I have to wonder if some of the TLC folks are beginning to regret their decision to champion her."

It seems when the O'Neil woman left, the promotions for Kate's show really slowed down.

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Eileen O'Neill didn't go anywhere - in fact she was promoted in January. Something definitely changed in the way TLC is promoting (or not) Kate, but I don't think it has anything to do with O'Neill's promotion since she's still in charge of TLC's programming, sales, etc. I'd think she'd want all of her shows to do well, but the puny advertising, schedule changes, and with no mention of Kate's show on the home page makes me think they're focusing their energy elsewhere.

"Eileen O'Neill is Group President for Discovery Communications. She oversees development, programming, production, digital media, marketing, research and communications for the networks, and works in partnership with ad sales and affiliate sales to generate revenue and increase the value of the brands. She was previously President and General Manager of TLC."



Christine said...
I wonder if they are pushing back Kate will the end of the month because sunday is soo packed with reality tv competetion. In my area Kate is against Celebrity Apprentice.

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Kate's show has aired on Monday nights for a long time, so Sunday's reality tv competition shouldn't have anything to do with Kate's schedule. The only reality show I know of on Monday night that might effect Kate is DWTS which still has a 4-5 weeks to go (I think). I don't think there is a good place to put Kate's show and they're plugging it in where they have space - they're certainly not giving her any type of priority.

h8k8 said...

So far there are over 150 comments in this thread and the majority are focused on Kate's whereabouts and the reasons for her Twitter absence. We sound like we're one of her tweeties waiting for a personal reply. Just reading through the comments makes me shake my head and wonder what they must be thinking about OUR focus on her absence. I think we're more concerned than they are. We need to get a life. Every time she's disappeared in the past, she's come back with some new angle and I doubt she'll disappoint us this time either.

If only... said...

h8k8, you're right - As Matt Roloff said:

"TLC certainly told us many times that the 'crazier the chatter' the more interesting we are for filming."

Anonymous said...

Admin. - Any chance of a re-cap. I didn't watch as I have no desire to see this wealthy woman take her children on any more paid-for vacations, educational or otherwise. Thanks in advance.

Administrator said...

I will recap but haven't gotten the strength to watch yet lol.

IDModo said...

Sorry, Fidosmommy, you're mistaken.
If Edward VIII had not abdicated the throne,assuming that he and Wallis had no children, which was inevitable due to the fact that she had a hysterectomy earlier in life, he would still have been succeeded by George VI, born 14 Dec. 1895, and then by HIS daughter Elizabeth. HENRY, not Richard, Duke of Gloucester, not Glouchester , was the third son of George V, born 31 March, 1900.

Moose Mania said...

What kind of story, one with sources or was it merely speculation?

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The video. Was she or wasn't she? :)

T.I.N.I.C. said...

h8k8 said... So far there are over 150 comments in this thread and the majority are focused on Kate's whereabouts and the reasons for her Twitter absence
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Huh? Are you reading the same post I am? A few, yes, like mine where I give vent to my weird, active imagination. I don't think I really care where she is but I do have fun speculating. If it bothers you, though, I certainly will quit discussing her mysterious disappearance!! And because I don't want THEM to think poorly of me I'll just run and get a life now. Thank you so much for telling me about that.

Moose Mania said...

I haven't watched the show since they moved to the big house but that is plain sad if the kids do not know who the president is

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Was it just the younger children who didn't know, or also the twins? I won't watch the show, but I read comments that Kate didn't know the length of a Presidential term. Did anyone else hear this, and if it's true, why would TLC not edit this out? Are they hell bent on showing her stupidity?

Linda G. said...

h8k8, I'm not concerned about her in the least. In fact, I believe I said earlier raise your hand if you don't give a crap where she is. I raised my hand.

I just think the manic twittering followed by near silence is interesting and telling.

I'm also checking in to hear news of her latest ratings. But I hardly look at her Twitter feed anymore and haven't said anything there since the first couple of days.

Lori Anne said...

It's obvious she's getting ready for (or already in) KY for the Derby. The non-tweeting is a combo of 1) someone telling her to cut it out, 2) She's losing interest and 3) She really does happen to be busy this week. No speculation necessary really.

A Pink Straight Jacket For Kate said...

Administrator said...

I will recap but haven't gotten the strength to watch yet lol.

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Completely understood. Do what you need to do.

The only way I would be able to sit through that crap is by being utterly inebriated.

More power to you ;o)

ABC said...

IDModo said... Sorry, Fidosmommy, you're mistaken.
If Edward VIII had not abdicated the throne,assuming that he and Wallis had no children, which was inevitable due to the fact that she had a hysterectomy earlier in life, he would still have been succeeded by George VI, born 14 Dec. 1895, and then by HIS daughter Elizabeth. HENRY, not Richard, Duke of Gloucester, not Glouchester , was the third son of George V, born 31 March, 1900.

This is where it gets interesting.

Edward died in the 60's, so George never would have been king as he died in 1952. So is it possible the crown would have been passed to Richard after all the surviving brother? I'm going to check this out.

Moose Mania said...

The only way I would be able to sit through that crap is by being utterly inebriated.

More power to you ;o)

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LOL, Pink! I was just about to suggest to admin that she should stop by the liquor store on the way home...!!

Laurie M. said...

Are the ratings in yet? I can't wait to find out!!

ABC said...

Posted the question to one of the British Royal Family sites. Will post when answered.

Love My Cheese Whiz said...

OK, I TiVo'd the latest episode so it wouldn't contribute to ratings and just watched. That's an hour (more or less, I FF through commercials) that I'll never get back. Does anyone know if Kraft advertises on TLC? If so maybe they should pull their advertising. At the end during the cheesesteak "contest" K8 went on and on about how Cheese Whiz is horrible and she "did not allow my guy to use Cheese Whiz because that is like dreadful cheese". I can't remember if she used provolone or American cheese (or both). Does she not know that most American cheese is the solid form of Cheese Whiz and is also a "processed cheese food"? She stated that she's not a red meat eater, well for not being a red meat eater she certainly scarffed down those cheese steaks - especially when she had one made just for her with Cheese Whiz.

ABC said...

Correction. Edward VIII died in 1972, Henry, Duke of Gloucester in 1974. Would have been a very short reign.

IDModo said...

There IS NO Richard!! HENRY was the Duke of Gloucester!Many people believe that George VI died prematurely as a result of the stress involved with the abdication and in ascending the throne; he may have still been living when the Duke of Windsor (Edward VIII) died, if things had gone as originally planned.Elizabeth the Queen Mother always blamed the Duke of Windsor for her husband's premature death.

Henry, Duke of Gloucester, was known to be not the brightest bulb in the chandelier; the Duke of Kent, the last surviving brother, had some questionable moral issues that made the Brits believe that he might be unfit to become King. I think it's most likely that the crown would have passed to Elizabeth no matter what.

Nobody Likes a Narcissist said...

Admin, I feel sorry for you having to watch that garbage! I haven't had a chance to even look around at all online since last night, but I imagine that even her sheeple had to have been somewhat bored by the Philadelphia episode, even though they will never admit it. There is no way the ratings could even equal the last episode (New Zealand), which was already a huge drop off.

I do not care where Khate has been for the last week, but I do have to say that there is NO way that her lack of tweeting is due to being out of town and busy. Bullcrap, she's the one who says it only takes a second to tweet on her phone here and there while doing other things. If she really wanted to keep up the tweeting, she would at least be doing it more than she has for the last week, which is barely anything. She didn't even tweet to pimp her own show, or since it's aired. I think that means she's given up, she knows it's over.

By the way, I saw on Twitter last night that someone (a non-sheeple) commented that they noticed that Khate's tweets are no longer via Twitterfic (from her iphone), but via the web. I haven't had time to look at that yet, but that's pretty telling, as in TLC took it over after the meeting last week.

Nobody Likes a Narcissist said...

Oy, I'm having bad flashbacks to college and my History of England class! Zzzzzzzz............

Someone please wake me up when the ratings come out! ;)

Linda G. said...

Yes, I noticed they're no longer from her phone, too. Only from a computer. Someone took the toy (Twitter) away--either by telling her to stop or getting her to take the app off her phone.

A Pink Straight Jacket For Kate said...

Oh, this is funny. "TV Watchers" has a lovely
write-up on last night's Kate + 8.

"Kate Plus 8 Philly trip a snooze"

http://blogs.mcall.com/tvwatchers/2011/05/kate-plus-8-philly-trip-a-snooze.html#tp

Gosselin Gossip said...

Gag me said...
Elizabeth said...

There was a story quite a while ago that said Kate chews gum to cover up smokers breath.
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What kind of story, one with sources or was it merely speculation?


It was from a previous discussion here about the Bald Head Island trip where Mady and Cara were learning how to surf. Some believed the footage showed Kate exhaling smoke. If true, it would explain Kate's constant gum chewing.

http://www.realitytvkids.com/2010/09/organic-kate-is-actually-smoker.html

More of the discussion can also be found in the "Rough Ride" recap & discussion thread. See right sidebar for links.

Nobody Likes a Narcissist said...

Hmm, she's back to using Twitterific:


@Kateplusmy8 Kate Gosselin
Hi all. Yes I'm still alive! Will check in again soon.. How is everyone?
3 minutes ago via Twitterrific

AuntieAnn said...

Administrator said...I will recap but haven't gotten the strength to watch yet lol.
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I didn't watch, I'm still mad at myself for breaking my own rule and flipping it on for five minutes the other day to see the banshee jump off the tower...however I'm sure it will be the same old routine. Opening: the kids yell "PHILADELPHIA!!" They go to Philly, Kate is obnoxious, screams at her kids and some bugs and the show ends with Kate saying it was amazingly awesome. There. Now you don't have to do the recap.
Okay, just kidding. I totally enjoy the recaps Admin, just don't feel pressured into doing them if you don't want to.

Betty Jane said...

THE RATINGS WERE DOWN, THE RATINGS WERE DOWN, THE RATINGS WERE DOWN LAST NIGHT, HURRAH, HURRAH, THE WITCH IS GOING DOWN!!!!!

IDModo said...

I gave in and looked at the clip about the bugs. Kate is speaking about Alexis liking to touch the bugs, and she says "What's WRONG with her??"
Obviously Kate has no desire to have a girl scientist in the family. When Aidan shows an interest in animals, Kate thinks it's cute.I remember Alexis couldn't get the reptile shaped back pack because she's a girl.
What a soul-destroying life those kids must have with that woman!

Royal Family Tree said...

May 3, 2011 2:07 PM
IDModo said...

There IS NO Richard!! HENRY was the Duke of Gloucester!

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Yes, there is a Richard, Duke of Gloucester and cousin of Queen Elizabeth. I believe that Fidosmommy is correct. George VI would not have succeeded Edward VIII because he died before him. Since Edward VIII had no children, the crown would have passed to the next male in line, Prince Richard, Duke of Gloucester, not to his cousin Elizabeth.

ABC said...

Royal Family Tree
The only thing is Henry, Duke of Gloucester was still alive when Edward died. He would have been king for approx two years as he died in 1974. Then his son Richard would have become king.
God I love this stuff!

Royal Family Tree said...

ABC said...

Royal Family Tree
The only thing is Henry, Duke of Gloucester was still alive when Edward died. He would have been king for approx two years as he died in 1974. Then his son Richard would have become king.
God I love this stuff!

*****

You are correct!

Virginia Pen Mom said...

From the link above:

Kate bragged that she had memorized the entire Preamble to the Constitution in tenth grade and then proceeded to be unable to get past "We the people of the United States."

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This SO reminds me of "The Andy Griffith Show"--Barney Fife bragging that he knew the Preamble, but Andy had to feed it to him by words and phrases.

Andy thinks it's funny. He says dryly, "You wanna go through it one more time, or you think you got it?" Barney gives his classic self-satisfied grin, his hair all messed up from where he'd been pulling it. He says, "I got it."

You wanna go through it one more time, or you think you got it, Kate? LOL

Anonymous said...

oyal Family Tree said...
ABC said...

Royal Family Tree
The only thing is Henry, Duke of Gloucester was still alive when Edward died. He would have been king for approx two years as he died in 1974. Then his son Richard would have become king.
God I love this stuff!

*****

You are correct!
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You are wrong...

This is the line of succession when Edward VIII abdicated

On the day of Edward VIII's abdication, 11 December 1936, the line of succession to the British throne was as follows:
HRH The Prince Albert, Duke of York (b. 1895), eldest brother of Edward VIII
HRH Princess Elizabeth of York (b. 1926), elder daughter of the Duke of York
HRH Princess Margaret of York (b. 1930), younger daughter of the Duke of York
HRH The Prince Henry, Duke of Gloucester (b. 1900), second brother of Edward VIII
HRH The Prince George, Duke of Kent (b. 1902), third brother of Edward VIII
HRH Prince Edward of Kent (b. 1935), son of the Duke of Kent
The Duchess of Kent was eight and a half months pregnant, her unborn daughter Princess Alexandra of Kent, who was born two weeks after the abdication, was next-in-line followed by:
HRH The Princess Royal, Mary, Countess of Harewood (b. 1897), sister of Edward VIII
Viscount Lascelles (b. 1923), elder son of the Princess Royal
The Hon Gerald Lascelles (b. 1924), younger son of the Princess Royal
The throne passed to the first person in line, who became George VI.

Elizabeth would have still been queen, She just would have been queen 30 years later.

Source yourself said...

Betty Jane said...

THE RATINGS WERE DOWN, THE RATINGS WERE DOWN, THE RATINGS WERE DOWN LAST NIGHT, HURRAH, HURRAH, THE WITCH IS GOING DOWN!!!!!
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OMG!!! Do you have a source???? Or are you just posting as one of those Secret non-sourced INSIDERS??
come back when you grow up, okay?

Ratings location please said...

BETTY JANE,

Where did you see the ratings were down? What were they?

Dulcina said...

Excellent overview of reality tv. Not about children but worth reading.

http://www.newyorker.com/arts/critics/atlarge/2011/05/09/110509crat_atlarge_sanneh?currentPage=all

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