Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Ratings for 6 Becomes 7! and Chicks & Eggs

They took another spike....

TLC Kate Plus 8 10:00 PM 1.434.

tvbythenumbers.com

87 sediments (sic) from readers:

cherier1 said...

Will the madness ever stop?

fidosmommy said...

Remember, what goes up must come down.

(spinning wheel got to go round..... :-) )


for all you younguns out there, that was a song from the 1970's.

Permanent Name said...

Admin,

Sorry, I am a detail person and I hate to point out a mistake publicly but my disgust for kart compels me to.....

Your header above implies that the entire hour was 1.4 which isn't correct. Each half hour got separate rating and the 10:30 show dropped to 1.2 something.

Can you ammend the header above to reflect that the second half hour ratings were 1.2 something?

I have read that the ratings person initially thought the 2nd half hour was a repeat and didn't report that rating, but when followers emailed him he calculated the ratings for the 10:30 show (Chicks and Eggs) as well.

It was 1.2 something so there was a spike then a slight drop when the viewers went to bed after watching 6 turns 7....

I hate to see her get one single rating point more that she got....

Thanks!

Permanent Name said...

In regard to kart's twat above, did I read that the meet/greet/lick foot session at 6:00 requires an RSVP and costs $25????

I saw something about 8 cans of food or $8 admission in general, but please..... I hope they aren't really doing a food fundraiser meet/greet/lick with kart!!!!!!!!!!!

And surely kart doesn't think that $25 goes to her!

I am happy to wait to hear a review from some person who attends.

I can't wait to hear how many minutes she shakes hands before leaving.

And of course I am disappointed that purseboy isn't included in the pre-show publicity....

On a different note, Admin, you're an attorney right? Can't you send that libelous blog a cease/desist/remove letter? I'd be so pissed....... but then, I suppose we have to be 'high road takers' LOL and consider the sources....

I really wonder if they is any way to find out the demographics of who is really supporting kart. We all believe they are tweens and teens.

I wouldn't be surprised either if college kids got together to drink and laugh at her shows....cheap entertainment on a student's budget. Shame....

amyf said...

Reposted from earlier thread, for what it's worth...

The following is from realityblurred.com, someone named Andy Dehnart, who sounds like he knows what he's talking about (although of course I can't know for sure). See paragraph I marked ***** in particular...
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TV ratings include DVR users, despite what Chris Harrison told a Bachelorette fan
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June 14, 2011, 8:41 AM

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On Twitter last night, The Bachelor host Chris Harrison responded to a fan’s question about TV ratings with an incorrect answer. The fan asked if DVRed shows count in the ratings, and Chris replied that they do not, and joked that he’d “let it slide this once.” Several people replied to Chris and apologized for DVRing the show, even though Chris is absolutely wrong. Although ratings can be confusing and are far from perfect, they include DVRed shows.

*****First, the only people included in the ratings are Nielsen families (or “panel,” as Nielsen calls them): people who record their viewing habits in diaries or have boxes attached to their TVs and DVRs that record that information automatically. So, if you aren’t a Nielsen family, it doesn’t really matter what you watch, at least as far as ratings are concerned.*****

Four years ago, Nielsen said it wanted 37,000 homes and 100,000 people to be the sample group by 2011, so there are a small number of people and homes who are used to extrapolate what everyone watches. (Because I am not a math person, this is a difficult concept for me; after being randomly selected to record radio ratings by Arbitron about 10 years ago, I even wrote a story about radio ratings to try to understand how a few randomly selected people could really represent everyone. Nielsen has been criticized over the randomness and representation of its panel.)

When you see TV ratings reported in the media, those are typically overnight ratings are referred to as “live + same day,” and that means they include those panelists who watched the show live or watched it on their DVR until 3 a.m. the next day. So, yes, playback on a DVR counts in the ratings for those who are counted.

On a weekly basis, we learn about “live + 7 day” ratings: those that include people who watched on their DVR within a week. Since that adds more people, network publicists like to use that number to illustrate a show’s popularity. Publicists, marketers, and journalists also break down a show by demographics and report different types of numbers, often depending upon which is higher or which speaks more to a network’s target audience; here’s a good primer on what those numbers mean.

However, TV By the Numbers explains that another, more obscure, rarely public number, C3 or “C + 3 day,” is what “determine[s] how much the networks get paid for their advertising” because it “measure[s] Live and DVR viewing of the average commercial minute during a show within 3 days of airdate.” Because that number is typically very similar to live + same day, Bill Gorman argues that “additional DVR viewing after the ‘Same Day’ period doesn’t make the network any more money or ‘help’ any shows.”

So, while Chris Harrison is wrong when he insisted that DVRed shows don’t count, if you’re a Nielsen family and you wait five days to watch The Bachelorette because Ashley is so boring, you aren’t helping to inflate Chris’ paycheck, but your viewership will be noted and potentially included in a press release.
June 14, 2011 11:37 PM

Administrator said...

What's the source on the second ratings? I remember seeing that now but I just glanced at it....


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On a different note, Admin, you're an attorney right? Can't you send that libelous blog a cease/desist/remove letter? I'd be so pissed....... but then, I suppose we have to be 'high road takers' LOL and consider the sources....
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Ha. I guess I'm pulling a Jon and trying not to drag them into court every time they lie about me because with narcissists, that usually just eggs them on. Boy do I feel for that man. Anyone can file a C&D, attorney or not. A C&D is more like a polite way of saying knock it off or I'm going to sue. You can bypass that step, so you should never count on getting fair warning. Just a fair warning!

marilyn said...

Admin, re: posts on other sites about you...first they have no sense of humor. Your recap was the funniest thing I've read in a long time, with more than a pinch of truth. Their posts also feel you have no right to say anything because you don't have children.

Wow, does that sound familiar. My husband's family always made me feel uncomfortable and excluded me from all conversation when we were young. They always hated the fact I'd been to college and had graduate degrees and did so easily. I'm not really sure they fully understood the difference between assoc and MS and Ph.D., but whatever they hated it. Often I would not go to see his parents if the rest of the family was going to be there---would be 500 mi one way for me to go for several days, taking some time off work, and be ignored. I never said a thing about my husband going--encouraged him to go. Also they all drank and I didn't (like you a college student who didn't do liquor well).

The children are now grown and have teenage and older children. They all married young. We get invites only for things we could never attend, like graduations for the kids, send them a hundred bucks because we don't even know them really, and never get a thank you card. About a year ago I get a message from one of the kids accusing me of a boatload of crap including me always thinking I was better than them. Really, and this from a family who systematically excluded me from anything and still to this day feel I have no idea about kids. Like I never was one, like I don't mentor and have for years (they would not know). Anyway, now I would bite back hard if my husband decided to talk to them and be family with them again. It would be like a betrayal to me. Crazy bunch of people who talk about unconditional love---you just do that, and you get drunks, druggies, knocked up kids, and visit them in jail. Oh yeah, be proud.

I'm with you Admin. How the heck do they know who you are, anyway?

TLC stinks said...

I have argued for a long time (even posted evidence on another blog but was blown off) that the ratings number was more than just the Nielson families, but people continued to watch because they are were a Nielson family. We are much more technologically advanced and "big brotherish" than we were when Nielson first made the TV scene. Don't think for one minute your cable, satellite, etc. companies do not have the ability to know what you watch. That info is bought and paid for by the advertisers. Just think of Apple's firestorm recently. The best thing you can do is just not tune in....period. Do it for the kids.

A bad show with a controversial headliner that draws viewers is just fine with TLC. Get it? No matter how much we snark here, she's not going away until those ratings come down for good.

As far as the TN thing goes, she is twitting up a storm to have fans show up. It's not about the Food Bank, it's about her.

mama mia said...

I can just imagine Kate greeting her teenaged fans in TN - "gosh, I love me too, I totally understand how thrilled you are meeting me, Steve come take a picture of me and let this person stand next to me, but make sure I look good cause we are so selling these to ROL".

Beth said...

The radio advertisement said that they $25 admission to the back stage party goes to the Food Bank. If Kate thinks that she is getting it, she is going to be surprised.

marie said...

Is anyone else getting really tired of all this reality TV b.s.? The fake boobs, the over tanned skin, the faces that look frozen in time, the fish lips, the long blond hair? Yuck. And what reality? It's all so fake. It's disgusting.

A Pink Straight Jacket For Kate said...

fidosmommy said...

Remember, what goes up must come down.

(spinning wheel got to go round..... :-) )


for all you younguns out there, that was a song from the 1970's.

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I agree, fidosmommy. Too much ado about nothing.
There is a noose around the show's neck.

Give it time.

Thanks for bringing me back to my youth :o)
Great song from a powerful band!

pamelajo said...

Of course they took a spike...duh. TV producers have to be up in the night! There is nothing on TV, no competition what so ever. As I turn older, I watch more and more TV, and I hate to say, more reality TV. With the end of Surivivor, The Biggest loser, The Great Race, The Apprentice, and re runs of almost everthing else The D^%$M S*&$t Gosselin show will pick off a lot of people. As soon as viewers have a choice again....it is straight down hill for Hate. No, I watched reruns of Swamp People, not the Hate show.

TLC stinks said...

I meant to say people watched because they were "not" a Nielson family, so the logic was that their tv viewing did not matter.

And if her viewership went up because it's summer and there's not much good on, then that speaks to how bad tv programming is these days. I'm finding myself reading more because there is seldom much worth watching, so I guess I owe a thanks to TLC.

The Painted Pony said...

Blood, Sweat and Tears:
Remember, what goes up must come down.

(spinning wheel got to go round..... :-) )


=

Keep going! The lyrics apply to Kate!

You got no money, you got no home,
Spinning wheel all alone,
Talkin 'bout your troubles and you never learn,
Ride a painted pony let the spinning wheel turn

If she keeps spending the kids' money on hair cuts, limos to NYC, shoes and clothing, she'll find that she'll be out of money. When the kids grow and find out they have nothing left, she'll be alone. Will she ever learn? No! The song clearly refers to the adage "what goes around, comes around."

Laurie said...

There was a blurb in Reader's Digest (can't quote because I left it at the gym) talking about how the cable/satellite companies do track what you watch. Interesting article about how Big Brother is watching. As for TiVo/DVR - I'm reminded of the Seinfeld episode when TiVo started recording things for George that it thought he would enjoy. I do believe that the companies track what you watch and/or TiVo/DVR. They may not report it but they do track it. It's kind of like Amazon knows that I buy mysteries for my Kindle and I now get a newsletter telling me what new mysteries are available and what I might like. I don't watch because I don't want to contributed to her numbers, and guess what, I don't even turn on TLC by mistake or have it on because I'm sick and can't change the channel....OH NO I DON'T!

Administrator said...

Marilyn, most of us typically don't give out personal details like about our families, because of just that, Kate's crazed obsessed fans. I do not talk about my family make-up here. I don't want my family stalked. And yet they think they know anyway? Heck I do feel stalked then.

That said, that's sort of like saying unless you've sat in the electric chair you can't have an opinion on the death penalty. There's no requirement anyone here have kids, or live in PA now or ever, or be Kate's age, or have been to NY or LA, or ever even met anyone in the entertainment business--to hold the very reasonable opinion that these children should NOT WORK ANYMORE.

If they're going to suggest that, I'm going to suggest that unless they too have put their kids on a reality show, they have no right to say that what Kate does to her kids is okay. It cuts both ways, crazies.

roxyhelen said...

wow, I just went to ziggy's blog for the first and last time lol but I have to say, she may be more obsessed with you than she is with Kate Gosselin. Of course, now the sheeple are trying to discuss the new movie in theatres once in a while, to prove they are NOT obsessed LOL.If I were you I would send a C&D just for the heck of it. I saw a lot of bad mouthing on their blog with no actual proof. so what if you have ads on your blog? I have adds on my blog and I can confirm you win very little to no money from every click.Few people ever click them.lol,you got rich off the ads admin, those 0.25$ you receive per click are buying you food every day, not your job right? lol, crazy people

Anonymous said...

I dont usually like saying they're just jealous but I'm sorry it's so obvious that's what's going on. They are so threatened by the people here and their intelligence and their collective higher education here. Not everyone is college material, it's okay sheeple!

Troy Chula Vista said...

Hey stupid sage sheep, why don't you support your queen and slobber on about her? I guess you are obsessed with people who have opinions or higher IQ thoughts than you?

I have seen both arguments allowed here. The problem is, most sheeple comments are basically:

"STOP picking on my queen, just leave her alone!" (picture that idiot who went all crazy over Britney Spears)

Administrator said...

Troy, do they understand the definition of "back peddling"? You have to actually say something first, then change it.

THEY brought up this lie about losing a scholarship. I didn't BACK PEDDLE, I addressed it directly explaining it's a flat out lie, period. Good grief it's not even worth responding to really, they never comprehend anything.

I'm just going to go with Kate's quote instead, 99% of what they say about me is a lie....LOL.

Anonymous said...

They secretly love the recaps and reading here. How else would they know exactly what is said so they can twist it around to suit their agenda? They are the ones looking ridiculous. If they hate us so much, why are they so obsessed with coming here?

Bluenoser said...

The sheeple have less intelligence than a mosquito.

Permanent Name said...

Admin,

Here's the reference. You'll see by Gorman's reply that he initially only did 1 rating for 1st 30 min, thinking the second 30 min was a repeat.

MAIN PAGE LINK -

http://tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com/2011/06/14/monday-cable-ratings-pawn-stars-keeps-growing-plus-wwe-raw-secret-life-real-housewives-american-pickers-more/95544/

COMMENT BY RATER AFTER HE WAS QUESTIONED BY READER -

1. Bill Gorman

Posted June 14, 2011 at 4:17 PM
“Regarding Kate Plus 8-there were 2 1/2 hour episodes. Shouldn’t they have separate ratings?
Thanks.”

*** Assumed the second was a repeat and left it off the list. It had a 0.5 rating and 1.297 million viewers.***

This comment can be found by scrolling down to the comments below the ratings.

Hope this helps. I hate to see her get one single point she didn't earn ("earn" being a relative term)

It points out to me that at least some folks watched the birthday thing then switched off or to something else.

This is important because IF they really liked the show they would probably have stayed for the second debaucle......

Perhaps they just fell asleep....... LOL

Back in the Day said...

I wouldn't be surprised either if college kids got together to drink and laugh at her shows....cheap entertainment on a student's budget. Shame....
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When I was in college, we used to do that with The Love Boat! It was on Friday nights and we would drink every time someone said Gopher etc. Fun Stuff.

Laura D. said...

Troy, I never knew about the fan sites until they started discussing this blog, lol. Ironic that they need to put the non-fans down just to have something to talk about. By the way, does anyone know what AKO stands for? This is Piggy and Cage's pet name for us.

silimom said...

Anonymous said...They are so threatened by the people here and their intelligence and their collective higher education here. Not everyone is college material, it's okay sheeple!
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As I tell my kids, smart is as smart does. It's what you do with your God given intelligence that matters more than how high your IQ is or how many degrees you have. College is a means to an end it's not an indicator of your intelligence level nor does it make you better than someone else. I have a degree but I agree, college is not for everyone and as you said that's okay.

She is a Cow said...

Laurie said... I don't watch because I don't want to contributed to her numbers, and guess what, I don't even turn on TLC by mistake or have it on because I'm sick and can't change the channel....OH NO I DON'T!

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LOL! TOO FUNNY .... OH NO YOU DIDN'T

I don't watch, haven't watched and won't watch. The ratings are not what we expected, but I can assure the sheeple my head will NOT explode over them. (as they tweeted) I think the bloggers here do not watch this crap-fest. It is the other blogs that snark and bash Kate, say they are worried about the kids, but tune in every week. What gives with that! Personally, I'd rather sleep than watch Kate or her kids. I've got my own kids that entertain me and I appreciate them every day!

roxyhelen said...

It is the other blogs that snark and bash Kate, say they are worried about the kids, but tune in every week.
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what other blogs? I only know this one and GWoP..There are others? well this one is always up to date so I don't really need to go to others..

Jennifer said...

Does anyone have a link to watch the foot-licking ep?

Chingada said...

Funny how we are considered to be haters for disliking Kate when the sheeple hate so many more people. Jon, Ellen, Admin, Nina Fry, Bonnie Fuller, Werny Gal... just who are the real haters?

Jenna Does said...

Does anyone else just want to look up at the sky & scream WHY? Really loud? I do for so many different reasons lately, & this is one of them, Kate Gosselin.
~Hippie Chick~

Midnight Madness said...

I don't watch because I don't want to contributed to her numbers, and guess what, I don't even turn on TLC by mistake or have it on because I'm sick and can't change the channel....OH NO I DON'T!

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Snark alert below!

Well, Laurie, I'm a speech therapist and social worker in Philly and drive every day to New York, but I also work for cable companies, checking to see what people watch. I do this in my spare time from my single family home, and there are times that I do watch the Kate show, only accidentally, oh, yes, I do, and if it's watched by accident it's not counted in the ratings, oh, no it isn't. I also work for an accidental channel-changing insurance company.



That said in jest, I think that I could watch if I were forced to watch under penalty of severeness, only with the channel on mute. That voice and shrieking drive me crazy. I could be threatened with the medieval rack torture device, but I still wouldn't un-mute the channel.

PJ's momma said...

Eh, who cares? She may last longer than most of the population wants to see her, but her contract is up in a few months and I think TLC will be done with her. Cross-contamination, I mean, promotion, is cheap for them and kills two birds with one stone. I've watched DC Cupcakes and those girls are talented, as is Buddy Valastro. They WORK. That whole NYC debacle was almost a year ago and it seems like yesterday. She'll be done soon enough. She's doing radio and print interviews and the lone pap gave up. Nobody cares anymore.

bearswife said...

Midnight,
You made LOL for real, in all honesty. Oh yes you did! Thanks for that!

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PJ's momma said...

Well, I stand corrected. The younger kids are now on INFDaily, being filmed and photographed without a parent present. That is so sad to me. Why doesn't this film crew tape those kids in the back where nobody can take pictures of them? Never mind, I know the answer. Apparently there will be another show with mommy doing what's fun for her and the little kids playing like normal kids, with a nanny instead of their father. Yawnfest.

AMD said...

It's just so wrong that the children are being filmed without a parent present and that the parent who has responsibility for the children has gone to another city. So eight children are left alone with one sitter and what appears to be an all-male film production crew. Good parenting, Kate!

mamaK said...

I checked out the photos on INFDaily. I'm disturbed by them. The kids are running around in men's white t-shirts playing with water guns. Now, I really would love to know why three young girls need to be in white t-shirts and followed around by three men taping them as they spray water onto each other. Especially when there is NO parent present.

Tucker's Mom said...

PJ's momma said...
Well, I stand corrected. The younger kids are now on INFDaily, being filmed and photographed without a parent present. That is so sad to me. Why doesn't this film crew tape those kids in the back where nobody can take pictures of them? Never mind, I know the answer. Apparently there will be another show with mommy doing what's fun for her and the little kids playing like normal kids, with a nanny instead of their father. Yawnfest.
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Jeez....how about actually encouraging individuality and separating the kids once in a while? My word, they are stuck on that compound with no one but their siblings all the time. No wonder 2 of them had social problems in school!
I'm going to assume that none of those kids will ever experience what it's like to have a neighborhood "gang" to hang out with, never just up and go knock on a friend's door to just see what's up, and never get the fun of summer camp.
What a weird f*ing existence, having a film crew in your face at every turn. Those kids are not going to know what normalcy is.
I really hope Jon gets to have them more over the summer. At least they know that with their Dad, their moments are private and unguarded.
So, again, those minor children are working at home with Mom and older siblings double filming in DC. No parent on site. No legal guardian. No set teacher. No one to represent their best interests who in not directly benefitting, financially or otherwise (trips, VIP treatment, restaurants, clubs) from their labor.
Sickening.

Tucker's Mom said...

I wonder if Jon will get to take the kids away on vacation this summer. Isn't that kind of normal? For the dad (or non-custodial parent) to get a bit more visitation when the kids are out of school?

Laurie said...

What makes me sad about the pictures on INF is the fact that in some of them the kids look like they're just standing around waiting for the next shot to be set up so they can run around and "have fun". It's all for the cameras. I wonder if they'd be doing this if the cameras were not rolling. One would think that Shoka would be right in the thick of things if he's as loved and spoiled as Kate claims. I know my dogs always enjoyed a good romp with the kids - especially if there was water involved!

Laurie said...

Midnight - You just made me snort coke!!!! LMAO!

Donna said...

Admin, I love your blog. I used to read the GWOP blog, but it became so boring that I gave it up. Thank you, Admin, for your hard work and dedication here.
Admin, I was wondering if we could veer off the beaten path for awhile and discuss another topic that I'm very interested in and since you're an attorney, Admin, I would like your opinion. The topic I'm referring to is the Casey Anthony trial. Have any of you been following this murder/trial and if so, what's your take on it? Does anyone besides me think that Casey and Kate G. have several similarities in regard to character flaws, etc.? Did Casey murder her daughter and if so, did someone else help her commit the crime? Do you think that she will be found guilty or not guilty? If found guilty, what will the jury charge her with? Is there any chance that she might actually receive the death penalty? Do you think that she truly might have been sexually molested by her father?
I'd be interested in all of your opinions (if you have one) if Admin doesn't mind us discussing this for a little while.

Melody said...

Oh my, Kate will be meeting her twitter fans at the TN event? I imagine that only the most obsessed with be there since its relatively out of the way. I wonder how that will turn out? Steve will be a busy busy guy. No time for purse holdin' I'm sure.

Moose Mania said...

MamaK said,

I checked out the photos on INFDaily. I'm disturbed by them. The kids are running around in men's white t-shirts playing with water guns.

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I guess we can correctly assume that those men's white tees weren't donated by Jon?

Filming without a parent or guardian present more than disturbs me. I'd never allow it. I haven't read the new bill, but does it make it mandatory for a background check to be done on ALL film personnel present? There had been talk about that. I don't care if they are considered an extended family or not, I'd want to personally read each and every one of those background checks that were conducted. I'd want to know exactly who was around my children even though I would be present at all times.

Then again, I'm an old Mother Hen who wouldn't let her young chicks go on a field trip in a car that was driven by a male parent that I had never met and knew nothing about. I did the driving instead.

JudyK said...

Regarding the outdoor pics of the kids playing, where's Shoka? Sent away again?

so sick of her said...

Kate does not have individual children, she has one 10 year old, one 7 year old girl and one 7 year old boy, the rest are clones. At least when they are with Jon, he lets them dress any way they want. I also see the episode after mondays, Kate has yet another kids are cooking, and yet another lets be giving, this time to Dialysis patients. Which I hope Kate did some homework to know that Dialysis patients are on strict/special diets, they have to watch water amount and potassium levels in foods. I know, cause my late mother was on Dialysis for the last 2 years of her life. Kate took nursing instruction, but seeing first hand how she was when the kids got sick, or when that poor chicken got pecked to death, and the dogs, before they were removed, I question that?

PatK said...

What the hell? How in the world does she get away with having the little kids filmed again while she is out of town and no parent/guardian on premises? Does the nanny or Ashley or Carla have guardianship over these kids in her absence?

Also, I'm going to have to stop reading the tweets to this woman. Her obsessed fans are just over the top. They think she really cares about their family or deaths in the family of her "biggest fan"? Puh-leeze! It's like they're trying to crawl all over each other for her attention and they mope if it's not equal!

Rant over!

Molly 12 said...

If she is going to TN on "her own dime" does that mean no one from TLC will be there and they won't be taping? I assume that if they are taping, she is getting paid and TLC does pick up all expenses.

Gosselin Gossip said...

PJ's momma said...

Well, I stand corrected. The younger kids are now on INFDaily, being filmed and photographed without a parent present. That is so sad to me. Why doesn't this film crew tape those kids in the back where nobody can take pictures of them? Never mind, I know the answer. Apparently there will be another show with mommy doing what's fun for her and the little kids playing like normal kids, with a nanny instead of their father. Yawnfest.


INF Daily link:
http://www.infdaily.com/2011/06/exclusive-pics-with-kate-away-the-gosselin-sextuplets-take-to-their-water-guns.html

so sick of her said...

Also, Kate is a joke. It has taken her almost seven years to so call: give back. And Kate only gives back if she gets paid to give back. I would not be surprised if TLC will film mondays event, for a future episode. Cause they are certainly gonna film the crap out of those kids, this summer and all they can get in fall, before that contract expires in feb 2012. I also think they may have given Kate the word, on no renewal. For nothing all of a sudden Kate becomes a good mom, good girl and does what TLC tells her to do? Does not sound right.

eliza said...

I came home from work today and saw a gaggle of kids in my front yard and the yard next door. It brought me back to 1975 and my childhood. (yes I'm showing my age)Both gangs have been playing with each other all day according to my father. I pity the Gosselin kids.

Gabby said...

So OVER KrazyKate, been watching the Casey Anthony trial. Can't believe there's a worst mother in the headlines.

Midnight Madness said...

Thanks, Bear, glad I could give a chuckle here and there!

I accidentally wandered over to the dark side, yes, I did, and I'm always dumbfounded by the well, dumb comments there. One sheeple said that she didn't believe that Kate hates Jon or feels negative toward him but that she outgrew him.

I didn't realize that when one exchanges wedding vows, the couple includes the phrase, "I promise to love, honor and cherish you until death do us part. Unless, of course, I outgrow you."

Sheeple do provide, if nothing else, amusement and entertainment however juvenile it may be.

Jenna Does said...

The Painted Pony said...
Remember, what goes up must come down.


Except Kate's boobs.
~Hippie Chick~

Jenna Does said...

Troy Chula Vista said...
"STOP picking on my queen, just leave her alone!" (picture that idiot who went all crazy over Britney Spears)

Yeah, & that guy got HIS 15 minutes too! Remember? He got on the Today show & some other lame-ass talk show. All because he defended Brit-Brit. Do these sheeple think if they defend Kate they will get something out of it? A BFF always & always? Please. Kate could not care less about these people. All she sees are dollar signs...CHA_CHING.
~Hippie Chick~

TLC stinks said...

How do you know Kate is not there? She's probably inside with purseboy or sunning by the pool. I bet ol' Steve took those INF photos since Chris Watts has moved on. I mean, who cares about kids running around with water guns? *crickets*

Tucker's Mom said...

eliza said...
I came home from work today and saw a gaggle of kids in my front yard and the yard next door. It brought me back to 1975 and my childhood. (yes I'm showing my age)Both gangs have been playing with each other all day according to my father. I pity the Gosselin kids.
June 16, 2011 2:45 PM
Gabby said...
So OVER KrazyKate, been watching the Casey Anthony trial. Can't believe there's a worst mother in the headlines.
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Those were the great days of summer, when I ran around the neighborhood all day and had to be dragged in at dusk. The G kids will never know what that's like.
I've been riveted to the Anthony trial. It's utterly fascinating and repulsive at the same time.

Gimme Gimme said...

I see why Khate finally fessed the "family/crew" rotate. Those are not the same guys to me, maybe one - the one that ran with the ice cream cones in NY. Didn't see the older guy and never saw the blonde guy before. I though it was illegal for them to be filmed without a parent on set. I see also they are bringing Ashley on to the payroll. TLC must have convinced her that she could not a carry a showon her own that somebody else had to be in the mix, which is probably why the ratings are up. Who could bear to watch with Khate is every single frame.

In The Good Old Summertime said...

"Those were the great days of summer, when I ran around the neighborhood all day and had to be dragged in at dusk. The G kids will never know what that's like."

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It was a different time back then. All of us roamed the neighborhood all day, playing in everyone's backyard, eating at the friend's home where we were when it was suppertime. We can't let our kids run around a neighborhood anymore because you don't know who or what is lurking in the shadows or in broad daylight.

There still may be neighborhoods where residents don't lock their doors (I don't even think our door had a lock on it), but those are few and far between. When it comes to our children, we can't let our guard down, and this includes ALL children, not just the Gosselins.

A Pink Straight Jacket For Kate said...

I hope the Gosselin kiddies have the day off from work this Sunday, so that they can celebrate Father's Day with their "biological" father- not a bunch of hired strangers....

In The Good Old Summertime said...

One of the guests on Jane V-M (commenting on Casey Anthony) just said that we are living in a culture of narcissism, where parents think the way to win the affection of their children is to shower them with material possessions.
Sound familiar?

Administrator said...

Just saw this on the AOL homepage, but Kate Middleton shelved plans to hire a housekeeper for their Kensington Palace apartment.

According to the article: "Aides said the couple were "sensitive" to economic difficulties in the country."

Imagine that, perfectly healthy young people deciding to scrub their own toilets because they are conscious most of their subjects wouldn't be able to afford the luxury of paying for somebody to do it. I like this couple more and more.

http://www.ndtv.com/article/world/aware-of-austerity-drive-kate-william-wont-hire-housekeeper-112783?cp

Administrator said...

Oh silly you, Pink, what's DNA matter? These kids have lots of Dads in the film crew don't ya know? They should spend Father's Day with them.

Laurie said...

Midnight you made me snort coke all over my desk at work! Too funny!

I took a look at the INF pictures and if Shoka is such a beloved/spoiled pet why isn't he in any of the pictures with the kids? My dog always loved to be in the thick of things. One thing that I find sad are the pictures of the kids just standing around while the "dads" adjust the cameras for the next shot of them having "fun".....queue music and ACTION!

Administrator said...

Her twatters are twatting her about deaths in their family? I'm terribly sorry for anyone who loses someone they love but something is very wrong if you are looking to a celebrity on twatter to give their sympathy for you and help you through that.

Don't they have friends, or family, they turn to in a loss? A grown woman crying on the shoulder of a D-list celebrity?

Administrator said...

No post up about Kate making the kids work AGAIN while she is not home.

Donna said...

Laurie, do you mean to tell me that you snort coke on company time?:)))

Administrator said...

Moose, you are not an old mother hen. You are a practical, reasonable, devoted parent.

No GOOD PARENT would ever just leave their 7 year old to WORK alone. Most stage parents I've ever known or heard about are usually TOO involved and would never dream of putting their child on a set without them present.

The world of movies and TV and acting and reality tv is an adult world, and if a child is going to navigate that, it's just basic common sense that a parent or guardian should be with them at all times to make sure everything is okay.

To me this really has little to do with whether this crew would ever try to hurt the kids, although I fully support background checks I really don't think it's likely these guys want to do anything but get the shot. But this was a hot summer day. If you are not even there, how do you know the producer isn't making a tired and thirsty child get in JUST ONE MORE SHOT. They are not there to keep track of eight children and their comfort levels. They are there to get the shot.

There is a HUGE conflict of interest in expecting this crew to just have their best interests at heart. They don't, nor is this their job!!

And I've never seen this crew ever before in photos.

You as a parent need to be there to advocate for your child, every moment of any shoot.

Any good parent would do this, period. There is no way to justify not being on set while your child is being filmed. None.

Midnight Madness said...

Laurie said...

Midnight you made me snort coke all over my desk at work! Too funny!

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Gosh, Laurie. I didn't want to contribute to any kind of illegal substance abuse consumption!

Laura D. said...

Hey all, I turned 50 today. I remember the days when we played outside all day & only came in when the porch lights came on. Going to bed now after a lovely b-day. Gosh, time really flies. I really do feel for the Gosselin kids. Can't wait to read their book tho!

A Pink Straight Jacket For Kate said...

Happy Birthday to you,
Happy Birthday to you,
Happy Birthday dear Laura....
Happy Birthday to you!!!
And many more!!! :o)

Best Wishes,
Pink

JudyK said...

Gabby said... So OVER KrazyKate, been watching the Casey Anthony trial. Can't believe there's a worst mother in the headlines.

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LOL, are you "Gab2" on the Blog?

Jennifer said...

"If you are not even there, how do you know the producer isn't making a tired and thirsty child get in JUST ONE MORE SHOT. They are not there to keep track of eight children and their comfort levels. They are there to get the shot."

Kate doesn't care about these things even when she is present. Does anyone remember Jodi/Julie saying that Jodi always looked out for the kids while they were filming, putting her foot down about breaks, etc.?

mama mia said...

Wonder why Kate even bothered naming her children, she dehumanizes them all the time with the "plus eight" and calling them the "twins" and "the little kids", and no doubt she'll soon start refering to Jon as either their biological dad or the sperm donor. It is all about KATE

mama mia said...

Wonder why Kate even bothered naming her children, she dehumanizes them all the time with the "plus eight" and calling them the "twins" and "the little kids", and no doubt she'll soon start refering to Jon as either their biological dad or the sperm donor. It is all about KATE

Jennifer said...

"If you are not even there, how do you know the producer isn't making a tired and thirsty child get in JUST ONE MORE SHOT. They are not there to keep track of eight children and their comfort levels. They are there to get the shot."

Kate doesn't care about these things even when she is present. Does anyone remember Jodi/Julie saying that Jodi always looked out for the kids while they were filming, putting her foot down about breaks, etc.?

Administrator said...

Just saw this on the AOL homepage, but Kate Middleton shelved plans to hire a housekeeper for their Kensington Palace apartment.

According to the article: "Aides said the couple were "sensitive" to economic difficulties in the country."

Imagine that, perfectly healthy young people deciding to scrub their own toilets because they are conscious most of their subjects wouldn't be able to afford the luxury of paying for somebody to do it. I like this couple more and more.

http://www.ndtv.com/article/world/aware-of-austerity-drive-kate-william-wont-hire-housekeeper-112783?cp

Midnight Madness said...

Laurie said...

Midnight you made me snort coke all over my desk at work! Too funny!

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Gosh, Laurie. I didn't want to contribute to any kind of illegal substance abuse consumption!

In The Good Old Summertime said...

"Those were the great days of summer, when I ran around the neighborhood all day and had to be dragged in at dusk. The G kids will never know what that's like."

****

It was a different time back then. All of us roamed the neighborhood all day, playing in everyone's backyard, eating at the friend's home where we were when it was suppertime. We can't let our kids run around a neighborhood anymore because you don't know who or what is lurking in the shadows or in broad daylight.

There still may be neighborhoods where residents don't lock their doors (I don't even think our door had a lock on it), but those are few and far between. When it comes to our children, we can't let our guard down, and this includes ALL children, not just the Gosselins.

Gimme Gimme said...

I see why Khate finally fessed the "family/crew" rotate. Those are not the same guys to me, maybe one - the one that ran with the ice cream cones in NY. Didn't see the older guy and never saw the blonde guy before. I though it was illegal for them to be filmed without a parent on set. I see also they are bringing Ashley on to the payroll. TLC must have convinced her that she could not a carry a showon her own that somebody else had to be in the mix, which is probably why the ratings are up. Who could bear to watch with Khate is every single frame.

Jenna Does said...

Troy Chula Vista said...
"STOP picking on my queen, just leave her alone!" (picture that idiot who went all crazy over Britney Spears)

Yeah, & that guy got HIS 15 minutes too! Remember? He got on the Today show & some other lame-ass talk show. All because he defended Brit-Brit. Do these sheeple think if they defend Kate they will get something out of it? A BFF always & always? Please. Kate could not care less about these people. All she sees are dollar signs...CHA_CHING.
~Hippie Chick~

Midnight Madness said...

Thanks, Bear, glad I could give a chuckle here and there!

I accidentally wandered over to the dark side, yes, I did, and I'm always dumbfounded by the well, dumb comments there. One sheeple said that she didn't believe that Kate hates Jon or feels negative toward him but that she outgrew him.

I didn't realize that when one exchanges wedding vows, the couple includes the phrase, "I promise to love, honor and cherish you until death do us part. Unless, of course, I outgrow you."

Sheeple do provide, if nothing else, amusement and entertainment however juvenile it may be.

so sick of her said...

Also, Kate is a joke. It has taken her almost seven years to so call: give back. And Kate only gives back if she gets paid to give back. I would not be surprised if TLC will film mondays event, for a future episode. Cause they are certainly gonna film the crap out of those kids, this summer and all they can get in fall, before that contract expires in feb 2012. I also think they may have given Kate the word, on no renewal. For nothing all of a sudden Kate becomes a good mom, good girl and does what TLC tells her to do? Does not sound right.

Tucker's Mom said...

I wonder if Jon will get to take the kids away on vacation this summer. Isn't that kind of normal? For the dad (or non-custodial parent) to get a bit more visitation when the kids are out of school?

silimom said...

Anonymous said...They are so threatened by the people here and their intelligence and their collective higher education here. Not everyone is college material, it's okay sheeple!
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As I tell my kids, smart is as smart does. It's what you do with your God given intelligence that matters more than how high your IQ is or how many degrees you have. College is a means to an end it's not an indicator of your intelligence level nor does it make you better than someone else. I have a degree but I agree, college is not for everyone and as you said that's okay.

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