Monday, September 12, 2011

Jon to single mothers: 'Kids don't need money, they need love'

Jon doled out some simple, yet profound words this evening as the curtains were drawn on the final episode of Kate Plus 8. We wish this good father we've watched for six years, a father who has proven over the past several months he really does walk the walk, a life of happiness, love, and perpetual privacy for his children.




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Changing Times said...

Jon doled out some simple, yet profound words this evening as the curtains were drawn on the final episode of Kate Plus 8. We wish this good father we've watched for six years, a father who has proven over the past several months he really does walk the walk, a life of happiness, love, and perpetual privacy for his children.

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Beautiful pictures. Thoughtful sentiment. I'm sure Jon would appreciate this. He might be equally appreciative if the blog description, "relentless quest to further fame and fortune on the backs of their eight children" would be removed or rewritten, along with his photo (or at least fading it). Things have changed and this is no longer the case.

It seems so contradictory to read that in the blog header, and then look at the photos and read the well-wishes for him right below it.

Teresa said...

WOW Admin, that's profound. No words here, only tears. Thank you for those beautiful pics.

Administrator said...

Changing Times, we will likely be coming up with a description that better characterizes this blog, and the changing times. Perhaps something more passive, such as chronically THOSE WHO exploit these kids, something like that.

Sam said...

Kid's body language do not lie, they love Jon and they are NOT AFRAID of him unlike their wacky birth mother and I'm using mother very loosely here.

Nasty self serving bitch's "mediocre" comment is biting her in the butt big time, they are just slamming her online. Maybe this is why she's not on twitter tonite, or TLC called her out for ruining any chances of saving her "image" and she took the bodyguard drinking.

Question - what is Kate's background in nursing? Everyone says she can go back to nursing, but is she even qualified anymore? Is she a Certified Registered Nurse or is she a medical technician? My ex-sister in law is a APRN who graduated from Sarah Lawrence with a nursing management degree so she was head nurse in all the hospitals and clinics she worked in. I don't see how someone as stupid and ignorant as Kate could even graduate college. She seems more like a technician who just draws blood and labels it. Sorry if this seems like a stupid question, I never got to ask my SIL questions regarding her field because she and my brother divorced when I was 15 and not on good terms.
Thanks in advance.

Tamara said...

It is interesting that Kate says Jon changed so radically that the old Jon doesn't exist or something, because having just watched the first special and the first few episodes, Jon is EXACTLY like he is now. Hard working, obviously adores his kids, low key. The only change I can see is that he has matured, which every emotionally healthy person does as they age.

While the changes in Kate are quite dramatic in many ways, a lot of what she is now was more than hinted in the early days.

Westcoaster said...

Very sweet, very well-deserved. Thank you.

Pants On Fire said...

Oh, Admin.

Heartwarming, to say the very least.

Touching photos. And the music.........perfect.

Jon really deserves this. Thanks so much, Admin.

Administrator said...

Jon is the same person he was since day one.

Hundreds of people have pointed out how Kate changed. From the non-fans here to even people in Kate's own life.

The reality is, Kate changed, not Jon. But people who change for the worse always want to convince themselves someone else made the change. Kate is projecting, as usual, this time on Jon. Look in the mirror, the one who looks like a sociopathic witch now is her, not Jon.

A MOM said...

Kate should ask Jon to share custody therefore Kate can try for a TV career and the kids can lead a normal quiet life. Hopefully kate will ask Jon and hopefully Jon will want to!

Chewey said...

Hooray, Kate Plus 8 is gone! Cudos to Jon for his steadfast commitment to his children (behind the scenes).

Just wondering if Jon has any say or control on what information and photos Kate can put on her "new" website regarding the kids?

Teresa said...

Didn't TLC say that in the finale Kate's friends and family would be saying something? Where were they? Only the 'paid help' spoke out!
TLC = The Lying Channel

Pixie said...

Some Highlights of this Farce of a Show

1. Ashley proved that Kate directly lied about everything being 'ok' and that they 'made up' after the RV trip.

2. Jamie admits how much Kate has changed from when she met her at the hospital. Jamie thinks Kate is all about 'her hair and what she's wearing' now

3. Steve is very aware of how people 'hate' Kate and understands why.

4. The kids smiled and giggled while saying they were 'sad' about the show ending. They don't care and don't even understand.

5. Kate thinks the kids will remember trips they took when they were THREE years old. Yeah, right.

6. Kate projects onto Mady her own ambition to be a 'star' as Mady said she wants to be a veterinarian, not a 'Disney star'.

7. Aaden didn't suffer any 'scars' from not getting his birthday cupcake....this according to Kate.

8. Kate admits she and Jon were 'unraveling' during their 2nd wedding farce in Hawaii.

9. Kate is very aware of her 'Mommie Dearest' reputation.

10. Absolutely NO mention of this new website of hers. Proves it was concocted in a hurry.

Kartie Mediocrest (formerly Dearest, Tweetest) said...

What a nice tribute to Jon. It's nightfall over in Wernersville right now. Do you think Kate is in her back yard in her black dress cutting off the roses and screaming "box office poison!!!" while her kids wheelbarrow stuff around. Hopefully the chickens are safely cooped up.

mama mia said...

The great thing about the finale was it left no unanswered questions, no cliff hangers, thus it is finally done. The challenge for Kate is to grow as a person, get educated, find a personality, cause if she hosting talk shows or being a guest, she needs something she can deliver, like personality, wit, charm, intelligence. Good luck with that Kate.

Teresa said...

Mama mia.... I think she needs to get psychiatric care and soon. If she doesn't, she may wind up doing serious harm to one or more of the kids IMO

Teresa said...

Court ordered 72 hour lockdown would be my choice to have her evaluated.

Gimme said...

What song did they plan at the end? I read that it was very appropriate was it this one? I tried to watch but just couldn't - Khate sitting in there in that chair, groomed to the 9's just made me sick.

A Pink Straight Jacket For Kate said...

Simply and truthfully stated.
Jon is correct.

As long as Jon is in their children's lives, they will be o.k.

Please Kate, get a mental evaluation.

gramof5 said...

May God bless Jon Gosselin and his children. And may He bring all of them peace, love and many years of happiness.

Oh yeah,and may Kate Gosselin never find a job in the media!

May she have to lower herself to cook a meal, do her own laundry,clean her own house, clean the chicken coops,pick up the dog poop, but most of all, take care of her kids for the first time since Jon left.

My wish for Kate Gosselin ?

May she forever live a "Mediocre Life" !

Vanessa said...

When she was talking about the "last family picture" they'd ever have, (5th b-day) through croc-tears she said he didn't want to be there! Why then did HE have to go back home, get the cakes SHE forgot (so organized? how do you forget b-day cakes)and then her phone? He didn't want to be at THIS b-day party because it was being filmed you idiot!

I think Mady doesn't really know at this age "why" she's emulating her mother, but SHE WILL when she's all grown up. Give her til she's about 40, with kids of her own and she'll see her mother in a whole new perspective!

Glad Ashley said the only regret she had was "not saying more!" BAM!

The very fast metamorphosis of Mom to Skank from 3 pm to 9 pm was quite funny actually! The skin went from a nice alabaster to a funky orange. The boobs went from maybe peach size to melon size and the arrogance, ignorance, bitchiness, entitlement went from tolerable to unwatchable.
AND she couldn't stand herself in SEASON 2!!! WTF? I guess Palin/RV or alllll the seasons after Season 2 are ones she's should be proud of.
She addresses the "hoax" of a wedding, she mentions "mommie Dearest"...you read EVERYTHING ABOUT YOURSELF KATE!

Paula said...

I remember the first time I saw that picture of Hannah running into Jon's arms..I thought to myself, wow, how much that child loves her Father. You cannot fake that expression on Hannah's face. It is pure love and excitement.

Jon, I know you'll be there for your children. We're all rooting for you and the Gosselin 8.

Now, Gosselin children, go have the normal life you were born to have and deserve.

Gimme said...

Jon, I would have loved to see you with the kids on these wonderful missed opportunities that they had here in the end, where they weren't taught a thing, except how to survive with an alpha male mom in a survival of the fittest atmosphere. Those of us who watched from the beginning know that you are great dad to your kids and no one can tells us any differently.

gotyournumberKate said...

Very nice Admin. It's so nice to see Jon come full circle on this and I just hope another judge with finally agree with him if it comes to that.

barbee said...

her voice makes me want to scream, her mannerisms make me want to vomit, her attitude makes me want to slap her, her feeling or lack thereof make me want to see her kids taken away. there's more but it is very hard to type when you need your hands to cover your mouth due to an urgent need to puke.

good riddance, katie irene kreider, yer outta here!

Vanessa said...

She claims they realized they needed a "bodyguard" when at one interview taping, there was a man who kept putting her kids on his lap!!! Why then, was it more often than not, that Skeeve (I like that, whoever upthread called him that:) was bodyguarding HER???
And do you understand how stupid you sound when YOU are the one who put your kids in that situation, where STRANGERS are manhandling your kids. Parents have enough to worry about keeping their kids safe from predators that kids most likely KNOW! You want everyone to oggle/ou and ah about your kids, but NOT the crazies right? Just the little ol'grammas.

Gimme said...

Please note that I do know my English but it is very hard to write on a tablet. I don't like it.

Hippie Chick said...

So, the show actually put pictures of Jon up at the end & said those things about Jon? Or Jon said them? Can someone fill me in please? Thank you!! :)

Bodyguard, My Ass said...

I didn't watch, but I cannot get over Skeeve calling Jon useless. So taking care of 8 babies full-time is useless, but travelling the country carrying the purse of a self-important, delusional witch is of national importance? OMG, he has destroyed any morsel of credibility he had as a bodyguard. He doubled down with Kate, put all his chips in her basket, and he's stuck being the "road manager" for an unemployed, washed-up whore with a pathetic website. Nice move, Skeeve. I bet your wife and kids are very proud of you, ya Loser! You are useless. What a nice good-bye gift to the kids, on film forever. Asshole.

Dallas Lady said...

In past couch interviews, the camera was situated about 5-6 feet off Kate. Did anyone notice in this episode, the camera was zoomed in right on her face for a tight head shot in her interviews?

The effect it had was to highlight her 80 year old neck. (shudder) Awful.

When Kate says she misses the old Jon, I totally believe her. She misses the Jon she could push around, insult, humilate, hit, and control. THAT'S the Jon she misses.

As for Steve, I get the strange feeling TLC told Kate they'd pay for his services for a little while longer (a few months?) but after that, he's gone. She's certainly not going to dig in her pockets and pay him in lint.

And I'm so glad other people noticed how NOT SAD the kids were about the show ending! Even Mady kept doing silly frowning faces and saying the frown is how she feels. Did Cara even get to say how she feels about the show ending? The little kids were all smiles and bouncing on the couch while saying goodbye. Not even a single choked back tear. Yeah, they're just beside themselves, Kate. Right.

Glad this is over. In Kate's diseased mind, I'm quite sure she doesn't realize how fast irrelevance happens or that it's already BEEN happening to her. But it has!

Hippie Chick said...

Dallas Lady said...
As for Steve, I get the strange feeling TLC told Kate they'd pay for his services for a little while longer (a few months?) but after that, he's gone. She's certainly not going to dig in her pockets and pay him in lint.
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They'll probably pay for him until Feb. When her contract is up.

Anonymous said...

Post from MaryAnn --

Taped the final show last night. Had my first cup of coffee this morning and watched.

I observed some balance. Jamie addressed the issue of Kate changing to "Hollywood" and losing the love look in her eyes. It was just a couple of sentences, but probably did not need to be dwelled upon. All of the posters here have watched the morph themselves.

There are many clips of Jon and Kate together -- some of them sweet and happy. There are clips of Kate laughing and behaving playful with the children while they are younger.

Ashley is allowed to dispute the report that she and Kate are reconciled.

While the kids say that they are sad the show is ending, the words are in contrast to their perky, smiling behavior. I doubt that 7-year-olds actually understand the dynamics of their unusual life.

Kate calls herself "obnoxious and controlling".

Steve seems to be a hired family member -- I did not get any feeling of sexual attraction.

The program has hype and is Kate's version of life for the most part. But, there is a fairness more than Pollyanna.

She screams. Her boobs change size. The kids are cute.

TLC created an ending.

Falling like a brick said...

I don't want anyone to give Kate's site any hits, but if you did go there, did you notice that all the photos on the website were cell phone photos? One was even the one she tweeted when she froze a bunch of tomatoes.
The only one that may look professional is the one where she is lounging in her chair.
So cheaply done, and nothing has been updated.
The site is horrible. I would never have wanted my name on a site that wasn't finished and can understand why whomever is her webmaster has now password protected their own business site.

I can just see Kate calling her webmaster: "Get my site online IMMEDIATELY! My fans are desperate and despondantish."

"But...but...there's no content? It's not finished"

"Can't you see I'm doing my media blitz! You need to add content for me, I can't do it myself!"

"What do you want me to write?"

"OMG! Don't you know how to help me? Must I mastermind EVERYTHING? Here, I'll IM you some pictures put them up NOW!"

The webmaster puts up the grainy cellphone photos and quickly blocks all access to her own website. She doesn't want anyone to know she is responsible for this monstrosity.

Finally Done said...

I too thought TLC did an interesting job of editing this last show - lots of Jon, and very little of it negative. Kate's wish that the Jon days be erased from everyone's memory didn't work very well for her. From her own lips "Jon ALWAYS wanted to quit", so she can't now go and bleat that he was perfectly fine with it in the first few seasons (although she did exactly that!). Most watching would likely sympathize with Jon and wonder how he put up with her as long as he did. Evidently her press tour yesterday backfired on several fronts - at the very moment she needed to promote herself in a positive light. What a dumb woman. Good riddance I say. And for once, thanks TLC for showing a dad who tried.

JudyK said...

Sam, Kate has NO COLLEGE...she got her R.N. through a program at the hospital. I found last night's show incredibly boring and where were the family/friends who were going to comment? Kate has ONE FRIEND...Jamie...only comment from a friend I saw, and Ashley is her former nanny (employee). Unlike Kate, I like both Jamie and Ashley (who is a FRIEND to those kids). Jon is a great father--we should all have been so lucky to have had such a great father in our lives.

cherier1 said...

Jon,

The love your children have for you is deep and obvious. Your priorities are in the right place.
Feel our support! We're behind you!

jessch said...

Teresa said...
Didn't TLC say that in the finale Kate's friends and family would be saying something? Where were they? Only the 'paid help' spoke out!
TLC = The Lying Channel
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I was looking forward to the friends and family as well. There was none of it, since there is no friends nor family in Katie Kreiders life.
She states herself that Jaime and Ashley are paid help -sorry but you cannot call someone friends or "just like" family.



Mady at the end of the episode was just awkward. Katie Irene just made the kid study what she wanted her to say ...

bearswife said...

Well that brought a tear to my eye.
But I am not balling...

Mandy said...

Take heart, people! Mediocre is the new AMAZING!! (At least if we're comparing it to the pathetic-ish-ness of Kate's future prospects....)

Seriously, if Kate wants to make money, she should accept the fact that her face isn't going to do it for her. She and Steve should come up with a product or service they want to sell - no, scratch that - Kate and "service" don't go together - a product they want to sell, and then sell it, but with Kate as a silent (as in no public speaking, appearances, no picture of her on the products, etc.) partner. She needs to know that if she hopes to make a good living, it's imperative that she stays behind the scenes of any venture she undertakes if she truly wants to make it a success. Harsh, but true...

JudyK said...

Adm, this was a lovely and deserving tribute to Jon, and that music is haunting.

Anonymous said...

Post from Mary Ann --

One more thought. Years (seasons) pass and you begin to wonder...maybe even feel guilty that you watched and supported the demise of a family.

I tuned in from the very beginning - faithfully. Quit watching after the Kate-Can-Do episode.

This final program with clips from the past reminded me why I watched.

Jon is there. They are a family. The kids are charming. I remembered why I found it a delightful show on TLC. The evolution (morphing) is evident in hindsight. Slow trickle of a sad reality.

We watched. We cared. Early clips reveal why. We joined a family, without knowing we would eventually have strong opinions that would force us to choose side.

I am relieved that the final episode does not make Jon a bad guy. ( Watch the expressions on his face as he becomes more and more detached that subdued. ) His love the children is well-documented.

Anonymous said...

Post from Mary Ann --

My whole last paragraph is a mess. (must have been chewing gum while I typed)

I am relieved that the final episode does not make Jon a bad guy. (Watch the expressions on his face as he becomes more and more detached and subdued.) His love for the children is well-documented.

Anonymous said...

Pixie, you are quite right about the new Web site. Someone pointed out elsewhere that she registered kateplusmy8.com on August 28, 2011. She's flailing.

Gift of grab

Portrait Of Jennie said...

Didn't TLC say that in the finale Kate's friends and family would be saying something? Where were they? Only the 'paid help' spoke out!
TLC = The Lying Channel
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Maybe they meant the surrogate family. The crew is "family," and we did see them; Kate says Ashley is a member of the family, and she did speak...who else? Steve, I "guess" he's family (or would be if Kate had her way). That's it!

In that jumble of clips, were Beth and Bob, or Jodi and Kevin ever shown?

overthehill said...

lovely music.beautiful pics.
we have waited a long time for this show to end.
one day katie irene kreider you will rattle on those pearly gates shouting "what do you mean you dont know me"

Hoosier Girl said...

Tamara said...
It is interesting that Kate says Jon changed so radically that the old Jon doesn't exist or something, ...
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Found it so interesting that in her interview, Jamie said the exact same thing about Kate!

Touche Katie! I still recognize a lot of the "old" Jon in Jon. I see ABSOLUTELY NOTHING of the "old" Kate in you.

LisaNH said...

Okay, I admit it, I watched the last half hour of the last show. I figured what harm could it be? My thoughts on what little I saw, I agree with someone up thread that there is no sexual attraction between Kate and Skeeve. That being said, I still think of Skeeve as a pathetic, non-security-ish professional. He gave up way too much of his family time with his own family to be at Kow's beck and call.

As for the kids, the whole time I watched I kept thinking, which one is going to be a narcisscist like their mother. We all know it is bound to happen, that at lease one will be like Kate. Will it be Mady? Will it be Hannah? Leah? Will it be one of the boys? Will there be more than one that becomes like their mother? It's just sad because when the kids were younger one had hope for a happy life for them, but now I'm not sure what is going to happen to these kids after their warped upbringing by their mother.

Kate's denial(or lies-whichever way you want to look at it) was just so blatant in last night's show too. Jon is the one who changed? Right, Kate. He went out and blew his kids' money on plastic surgery, tanning, manis/pedis, trips to New York, an Audi etc...This from a woman who went no where before TLC entered the picture.

I think Kate's future is bleak. I think she burned all of her bridges a long, long time ago. Maybe she will smarten up and let Jon play a bigger roll in the kid's lives. He's really their only life line from her.

TLC stinks said...

I recorded the midnight rerun. All I can say that the one who changed was Kate. Jon is and was a great dad who actually played with his kids. He got sucked up into something I believe hatched by Kate and being younger and more docile, let her pull all the strings. If Kate truly loved Jon, the filming would have stopped when he said he was done. Period.

I loved the old clips. Sad but sweet. The kids seemed just fine with saying good-bye. It was Kate who was crying over the show ending. It was so painfully clear how much Kate changed, physically and behaviorally, as the filming progressed. She needs to quietly go into therapy and re-examine her behavior. It is a sad story about the destruction of a family. TLC should be ashamed but at least they did not bash Jon in the end. I think the powers there realized that Kate was the problem, not Jon.

Hoosier Girl said...

And Steve! You're laughable! I'd love to know how "useful" your wife and children think you are riding the coattails of a Z-list 'stah'?

In the words of my late dad - 'You're worthless as tits on a boar hog' ... look it up honey.

Howdy! said...

Those pictures of Jon with his children are precious. Those children really love their dad. I wish I had the same optimism most on this blog have regarding Jon. I'd like to be wrong about my doubts.

Anyone else feel kinda bad (never thought I'd say this) for BM? She virtually gave up her life for Kate and has made a fool out of herself defending the bitch who treats her like shit. The more she kisses up the worst Kate is. Now that Kate has her own blog, do you think she's going to be even nastier to her *snort* biggest fan? BM has to put on a happy face but she is pissed. She's not even one of Kate's pets on twitter.

anger issues kate said...

Pulling this from the last thread: someone brought up about the E! interview, that Kate said she will, fight Jon in court, to put those kids back on TV when the opportunity arises. It seems, on all of the interviews Kate did yesterday, she was talking off her head and giving different answers or more info than she should, to all the interviewers, about the same questions. I think the more they asked about Jon questions the more angry, the response was.
The reason Kate stop tweeting last night, cause she is/was in NYC. Also, Kate did not tweeter that much, I think because she did not get the rise out of the media and fans, she thought she would. The oh-you-poor-single-unemployed-mother-of-8-count-them-8-kids-Who-blames-Jon-and-everyone-else-for-the-TV-show-being-canceled-who-does-not-want-to-go-back-to-mediocre-nursing-cause-it-is-too-much-dirty-work-and-not-glamorous.
In my last post I said that, the kids did not look or seem too up-set about the show ending, only Kate was. And, it looked like a review of Jon & Kate plus 8, not and ending episode to Kate plus 8. It was TLC sticking it to Kate, perhaps to remind her, that it was her fault, that her marriage ended by her own actions, and not their fault, cause they were just telling it as it was, as Kate stated, our TV show was realist of reality. And as we all know Kate is neva wrong.

Dee said...

Prediction: First lawsuit will be filed by Steve, trying to get back wages from Kate.

TLC stinks said...

A reviewer wrote this:

If there's reason to worry about Kate, it has to do with the hints she drops towards the end of the show that she may not be ready to accept it if her fifteen minutes are over, and, worse, hasn't exactly planned for the possibility. Asked by the interviewer for her reaction to the news that the show was being canceled, she says, "Holy cow, I'm unemployed, and I have eight kids to provide for!" Her impulse in a situation like this is to try to make it sound as if it's all about the kids, but she doesn't understand that she sounds slightly deranged as she explains that she has to stay on TV, for the good of the children: "I refuse to pull them out of their house. I refuse to pull them out of their school. So I'd better figure something to do to keep them there... Probably the future holds TV for me. The land of TV and media all make sense to now, so I would love to keep going forward in whatever capacity suits me and my kids, Is this the last time you'll see my kids on TV? Probably not. I know that there's a lot of people out there who genuinely care how each of my kids turn out."

Anonymous said...

Jon is a tool who will use any opportunity to get his lazy, doofus attitudes to look better to the public. Jon's only concern is Jon. And you dopes fall for it every time. Kate may be a controlling bitch, but Jon is a loser.

TLC stinks said...

Another review by Ken Tucker


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The final 'Kate Plus Eight' review: Kate Gosselin and the sad delusion of fame as a savior
by Ken Tucker
Categories: Cancellations, Controversy, Jon and Kate Plus Eight, Kate Gosselin, Reality TV, Television, TV Review
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Kate Plus 8 went out with a whimper on Monday night. Or rather, Kate Gosselin went out whimpering. After all the years of showcasing her children, her husband, and her ever-changing hair and moods, Gosselin said proudly that “ours has always been the realest reality show that’s out there.”
In her overblown way, she was probably correct; certainly as a portrait of a disintegrating marriage, a case study in how to raise children in a manner that is both over-controlling and maddeningly cavalier, and an unwitting chronicle of a woman who’s come to see fame as the savior of her life, Jon & Kate Plus Eight, which morphed into Kate Plus Eight, was really real.
As I wrote about the series’ initial, genuine charm when Jon & Kate Plus Eight ended after five seasons:
“I started watching the show during its first season. I was just a casual viewer; the series didn’t have a season pass on my DVR. But if I was home or in a hotel room and an episode came on, I’d find that I’d always end up watching the entire thing, because the series was (hard as this is to believe now) completely charming. I remember most of the episodes they showed this last night in a quick montage, whether it was family movie-night, or the clan’s once-annual walk to the local Fourth of July parade, the little ones waddling along behind Jon and Kate like ducklings. The kids were adorable and funny, and the interactions between Jon and Kate seemed unguarded, fresh, often amusing, and sometimes provocative. Provocative because Kate’s strict rules about order, discipline, cleanliness, and healthy nutrition sometimes smacked into Jon’s more laid-back, what-did-I-get-myself-into attitude. But the yelling and the bickering was always the exception, not the rule.”
Eventually, the yelling and the bickering engulfed the show, even after Jon had left the scene. On this week’s finale, Kate’s friend Jamie said she could remember the “softer,” earlier Kate, but “now I see her, but [she's] more TV, more how-thin-can-I-be” — in short, more media-obsessed.
Given that Kate is by now so deluded she told Matt Lauer on The Today Show Monday morning that the cancellation of her show was “the end of an era,” it’s no surprise that she spent the final hour of her show insisting we haven’t seen the last of her: “This land of TV media all makes sense to me now,” she said. Getting teary, Kate added that a lot of the viewing public wants to know “how each of my kids turns out.”
She concluded, “You’ll see my kids grow up, and they’ll do great things.”
I hope the second part of that sentence comes true; I hope the first part does not.
Twitter: @kentucker

Anonymous said...

Could someone please explain to the "twitter dummy" how to read the tweets from the sheeple without following Kate?? Thank you in advance.

Anonymous said...

"this twitter dummy" I meant!!! Geesh!

Administrator said...

Look over here children at the mindset of a sheeple.

Kids need love not money is a "doofus" attitude.

The parent in this family who actually has a J.O.B. is "lazy".

The parent who has children racing to him with open arms and gigantic smiles we simply never see them do around Kate is a "loser."

Yes, this makes perfect sense.

boo said...

I saw posts about Kate belittling Jon's child support contributions to the family, but didn't see the interview. (Anyone have a link to that or to the Extra interview?0 What this bitch seems to forget is that he contributed by fathering these children, who are in fact the breadwinners, not her, by contributing to the success of the initial show and by consenting to resume filming after the divorce. None of "her" success would have been possible without him. She also belittles his job. Yet she forgets that he tried to make more money through media and personal appearances and she and TLC shut him down, completely cutting off that revenue for him and for the kids.

The other thing that really appalled me, and is really the fault of both Jon and Kate, was her trying to explain why she thought it wasn't just okay, but necessary, to film through the split and divorce, rationalizing that she had to make the divorce public because their lives were already public! WTF? Can you think of another "celebrity" with kids that went through a messy divorce and invited the media to cover it? Clueless famewhore.

Administrator said...

Kate makes zero sense. She thinks the only way to support this family is to be on TV right? Then logically, Jon should find a TV job too, right?

Except he DID, in fact he was even offered a Superbowl commercial that could have been worked millions. Surely that would have paid many months even years of child support. And yet TLC wouldn't let him do it!!! What the hell was he supposed to when he was in their chains? He HAD to get a real job.

His real job is not good enough for her, but he wasn't allowed to do anything else. And now it's probably way too late for him to jump back into the industry with any success.

Kate doesn't think about these pesky little facts.

She's such a c word said...

Boo & Admin, and that's where Karma comes in. She was too stupid to realize buy screwing Jon over, she was essentially screwing herself and their children over.
Oh well. Good luck on that mediocre job hunt Kate!

She's such a c word said...

Oops, 'by' not 'buy'...Freudian slip.

bearswife said...

Just finished watching Cinema Verite (on HBO) - finally! and how appropriately that it aired the morning after kHate's final TV humiliation. For those who haven't seen it, I encourage you to seek it out. I especially loved the seen when Pat was telling off Bill and the camera crew walked off. They knew they were breaking ethical boundaries. If only the Figure 8 crew had the balls to walk away.

boo said...

Admin, I think now that Kate is so unpopular he could earn some money doing appearances, commercials, interviews. He could also do a tell-all book, but that would hurt the children. But no matter what he did publicly to earn money, he would be crucified for it. Unfortunately, he will never stop paying for the mistakes he made in his "Ed Hardy" phase. His best bet now is to keep his head down, work hard, and let Kate continue to bury herself.

Hoosier Girl said...

Did she seriously say something about they 'never did retakes' while filming AGAIN on last night's show? I thought that had been put to rest by Joe Public who have seen them filming?

The number of lies and the insignificant things she lies about - is truly frightening. I really think she needs some professional counseling.

Friend In Pennsylvania said...

Is it just me, or does anyone think that this internet website is just a down-scaled version of exploitation - invading the kids' privacy? Granted, it isn't anywhere near as bad as shoving cameras in their faces, or dragging them around on public display, but still - their photos are being splashed out there for all to see. Aren't these kids ever going to be free of all of this? They just can't have any privacy, can they? If I were Jon, I'd object to this and march myself right into court. Kate is under no obligation by any network to fulfill her contract by making the kids available to film at all times.

If Kate wants her own webpage - Kate Gosselin's World, more power to her, but the kids need to stay out of it!

But, of course, in order to get them into television, movies, or whatever plan she's concocting next, they have to stay out there. Kate can't make it on her own and she knows it. Then again, do the sheeple, who will be playing around on the site, really care about the kids? Would they even miss them if they are gone from the website? It's Kate they adore!

I had to laugh when once again she stressed that the show was the realest reality show out there, there are no do-overs. What you see is what you get. How dumb does she think viewers are? Fake Christmases are reality? Witnesses have reported watching these kids doing a scene over and over again to get the right shot. The truth hits her right in the face, and still she continues to lie, right down to her last gasping breath!

Tucker's Mom said...

I can't believe Steve refers to Jamie and Ashley as the "babysitters", the ones who, as Jamie says, "support and love you".
How arrogant.

Friend In Pennsylvania said...

Did she seriously say something about they 'never did retakes' while filming AGAIN on last night's show? I thought that had been put to rest by Joe Public who have seen them filming?

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I am so sorry! I didn't mean to duplicate your post! You were submitting your comments while I was typing mine! We were thinking along the same lines at exactly the same time! Twilight Zone? lol!

Hoosier Girl said...

Friend In Pennsylvania said...
I am so sorry! I didn't mean to duplicate your post! You were submitting your comments while I was typing mine! We were thinking along the same lines at exactly the same time! Twilight Zone? lol!
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Great minds and all that! :)

Tucker's Mom said...

As someone wrote above, the close ups on Kate are very tight and it's evident that she's had work done to lift her brows. For years, she's had low McDonald arches and now her brow bone is prominent and her brow is quite arched. You can't pluck, wax or thread that.
Given the smoothness of her forehead and lack of deep creases between her eyes (that have been there ever since when), my bet is on botox.
The kids are saying that they're sad the show is ending, but they have no idea why.
Oh dear lawd, Kate, it's not "essentially" all on you just because you have primary (most) custody. Jon is and always will be there. His children will never want for the things they need. Never.

Westcoaster said...

Just one last moment of idling wondering where the TwitQueen was last night, perhaps one final TLC paid for meal at Nobu with Stevieo? Doubt if there was a party for her anywhere. Today is the first day of the rest of her new life, let's see how the tweeting goes.

boo said...

Don't worry, Westcoaster. Since she's followed 24/7 by hoards of paparazzi, I'm sure we'll see plenty of tabloid photos of her NYC visit. :)

Howdy! said...

FTR, Jon pays 873.00 per month in cs. It may not sound like a lot of money, but with his income it is a substantial contribution. This is money he has earned on his own, and has nothing to do with exploiting his children. How much has Kate, on HER own contributed to the finances?

I agree with Admin regarding Jon's twitter account. It's absurd to share news with 60k followers and without the expectation your news will be shared. Jon does like the "leaks" it's sort of a game where he can pretend he didn't publicly say anything. Jon plays many games, and it used to bother me. But when you realize he's dealing with Kate, I think he's shown remarkable restraint.

Anonymous said...

Okay, Admin, you got me. These pictures reduced me to tears. What a lovely tribute to the only real parent those kids have. One thing I notice is that in nearly every picture, Jon is crouching, stooping or sitting to get down to the kids' level. This is a normal reaction to interacting with small kids. Have we EVER seen Kate do this? I only remember her towering over them or bending over slightly at the waist. We've also never seen the kids snuggle up, hang on, or crawl all over Kate the way they do with Jon. If he's a "doofus" and a "loser", then I wish the world had more doofusy, loser dads like him.

Have to ask, since I'm a music person - the music you added here was lovely and very fitting. Artist? Composition?

readerlady

Cindy said...

"oh, this is so over". Yes Kate, thankfully it is. You brought it to a screeching halt with your entitled out of control behavior. Lower lights, it's a wrap! Yay yay yay! Oh, and have a friggin sandwich!

TLC stinks said...

Oh, pray tell, what was the fame whore doing in NYC that she got home so late last night that she couldn't twitter her sheeple during the show? She made it sound like it was too sad to watch. Again, nothing but deception.

I've been reading plenty of blowback on the Internet regarding the "mediocre" comment. Further, there are reviewers and bloggers who have forgiven Jon his bad behavior because of the classy way he handled the ending and is actually working a regular JOB. Kate does not get the sympathy she sought.

TLC stinks said...

Here are some example of what I am talking about from the entertainment blogs at The Stir for Cafemom.

http://thestir.cafemom.com/entertainment/124596/jon_gosselin_has_the_right

http://thestir.cafemom.com/big_kid/125799/kate_gosselin_thinks_money_makes

JudyK said...

Anonymous said... Jon is a tool who will use any opportunity to get his lazy, doofus attitudes to look better to the public. Jon's only concern is Jon. And you dopes fall for it every time. Kate may be a controlling bitch, but Jon is a loser.
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Oh, SHUT UP Kate.

Paid help said...

Teresa said...

Didn't TLC say that in the finale Kate's friends and family would be saying something? Where were they? Only the 'paid help' spoke out!
TLC = The Lying Channel
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I think they told the truth this time. She has no friends except for ones she pays. She's alienated her real family and the people she calls "family" like the producers and crew are paid, too. So, yes indeed, "Only the 'paid help' spoke out!"

gramof5 said...

This is the latest poll Showbiz Tonight has up. I love the !

Showbiz Exclusive Poll



Kate Gosselin Ends Reality Show Tonight: Is her TV career over?

Yes, It's about time ....84%
No, She'll be back ....16%

http://www.cnn.com/CNN/Programs/showbiz.tonight/

Tucker's Mom said...

Friend In Pennsylvania said...
Is it just me, or does anyone think that this internet website is just a down-scaled version of exploitation - invading the kids' privacy?
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I have ambivalent feeling about this whole "Mommy Blogger" craze. Yes, it's a way to possibly make a living at home, if you're lucky, and moreover, if you're good (Dooce, Amalah). It's rare to make it work to that extent. Mostly, it's a money and time suck.
The down side is the over-sharing and TMI pervasive in these blogs and I have to think that mommy bloggers ask themselves the same thing that reality tv moms do, and that is, "am I crossing the line?" when broadcasting intimate and private moments of my children's lives?
Is it sane or even safe to make children fodder? Without them, what is there to write about or film? So, they get used, I think, way too often and the need to feed the insatiable hunger of the public becomes an impetus to cross the line between protecting a child and exploiting a child.
Jane and John Q Public will get over not seeing the Gosselin kids on a regular basis. They just will. To say otherwise is plain silly and a stupid reason to keep putting the kids out there. If you are that altruistic, go volunteer at a soup kitchen. Really.
The McCaughey septuplets gained national attention during and after the pregnancy. They were followed closely by the media and made appearances on many shows and in magazines. They were given many gifts including transportation, a house and even new teeth for Mom.
And then they went away. Bobbi felt they needed their privacy, although remaining in the public eye would surely garner attention and material things for many, many years to come.
And their followers survived. Now, the McCaughey's do the occasional magazine spread and update which I think strikes a happy medium.
And that's the way it should be. I may or may not recognize Bobbi if I saw her on the street, but her husband and all those kids? I'd never be able to pick any of them out in a lineup.
That, my friends, is a huge gift given to them by their sensible parents.

bearswife said...

JudyK said...

Oh, SHUT UP Kate.

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Thanks for the true belly laugh Judy!! so true!

Anonymous said...

What's worst, imo, about Kate not being home last night, is that allegedly these children were in tears over the show being cancelled - and on its FINALE, she doesn't stay home with them? Just another day - new babysitter feeds them dinner, helps with homework, puts them to bed. NICE!!!

Wonderful pictures of Jon. I agree he hasn't changed. Seeing all of the clips last night made me realize truly how much Kate has. Most of the clips were from old, pre-divorce shows. They could use those and make it appear that she was a happy wife, loving mother, and person with friends and family around her. Notice they didn't put anything from the last season or two in the last "remembering" clip video. Why is that? I would guess the percentage of "Nasty Kate" and "Nice Kate" footage flip flopped BIG TIME around the time of the divorce, when she went from a bitch who was still generally happy in her life to an angry, bitter, unhappy bitch.

Golden platters are expensive said...

In New York (15 years ago) the Family Court judge (or arbitrator or whoever actually did the calculations) took my earnings and the first $80,000 of my husband's earnings. (Everything over $80,000 was taken off the table.) The judge added the two salaries, calculated the percentage contribution of each. I had to put in some money, the husband had to put in some money. My smaller contribution was subtracted from his contribution and he had to pay the difference to me each week. Kate's contribution is considerably greater than Jon's, since she is doing that Good Job and he just the mediocre one. When her earnings are as mediocre as his, his number will jump dramatically. She will still whine but I'm thinking most won't be listening.

Michelle said...

I don't think I've ever seen so many negative comments on any celebrity article at People.com. Kate's entering Casey Anthony territory as far as public sentiment goes. People do not want to see or hear from her period, with the exception of her "tweeties".

As far as Kate saying "Ashley's family and always will be", well we've seen how Kate treats her family. That means Ashley is either verbally abused or estranged. Lose, lose for Ashley to be Kate's family. Run, Ashley, run!

Ingrid said...

To the Anonymous who is 'twitter challenged' (lol) I watch the tweets thru twazzup.com and do not follow.

boo said...

Admin, under Pennsylvania law, how much discretion does the family court judge have in establishing child support payments? Is it simply a calculation? How often can it be revisited? The Gosselin situation is obviously highly unusual and wouldn't seem to lend itself to standard formulas. For example, is Kate's income considered hers alone, even though it is mainly attributable to the kids' participation in the show? Is consideration given to how or if Kate saved/spent/invested funds that were earned through the show? Just curious. It hardly seems fair that Jon would be required to contribute to maintenance of their current lifestyle once the show is over.

Friends and family said...

jessch said...

Teresa said...
Didn't TLC say that in the finale Kate's friends and family would be saying something? Where were they? Only the 'paid help' spoke out!
TLC = The Lying Channel
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I was looking forward to the friends and family as well. There was none of it, since there is no friends nor family in Katie Kreiders life.
She states herself that Jaime and Ashley are paid help -sorry but you cannot call someone friends or "just like" family.

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TLC gave us what they promised. They showed us Kate's friends and family -- Jamie, Ashely, and Steve. They're all "paid help" - employees of TLC and Kate. TLC gave us what we expected - there are no others. It's too bad that from those 3, only 1 remains and that's because he's still on the payroll (Ashley and Jamie were only paid when they were being 'used').

Layla said...

So, how long has it been since the announcement that the show had been cancelled? About a month, right? Well, if there were big job offers coming Kate's way, wouldn't they have come as soon as other media outlets realized that she would be available? But she says herself she is waiting for the phone to ring, so....nothing. Nobody wanted her.

Yesterday was the LAST day that she would be relevant, so she lined up every TV spot she could get to put the word out there that she was available and wanted a TV job. Kate, they all knew already! And they DIDN'T WANT YOU!!! That's why you didn't already have a job lined up! Are you delusional, or just plain stupid? Or both??? Yeah, I think both.

And then she made all those appearances, and ended up alienating/offending the very audiences those media people need to keep their shows on the air! You would have been better off if you had stayed home and kept your mouth shut, because EVERYONE saw--once again--what a total harpy you really are. And the people in the media, you know, the ones you are trying to impress, saw what a train wreck it would be to let you in their shows. You dug your own grave, honey, and I think you will be hard-pressed to find ANY job at all after this. People hate you, Go away!!!

Friend In Pennsylvania said...

That, my friends, is a huge gift given to them by their sensible parents.

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That eliminates Kate. It's a blessing that the kids at least have Jon. Can you imagine if BOTH parents were as nuts and fame-hungry as Kate? There would be no hope for them ever to have a normal childhood, free of privacy.

Layla said...

I wonder if Obama taped his Today Show segment so he wouldn't have to run into Kate at NBC Studios. Just a thought...

Michelle said...

Has Kate ever elaborated on "Jon changed. We didn't have the same goals anymore. The Jon I knew doesn't exist"?

The only change I see as an outsider is standing up for himself and his kids and deciding his children should no longer be forced to support their parents.

Friend In Pennsylvania said...

Free of exploitation. That last sentence didn't come out as planned. I'm taking a nap.

Michelle said...

Friend In Pennsylvania said... Can you imagine if BOTH parents were as nuts and fame-hungry as Kate? There would be no hope for them ever to have a normal childhood, free of privacy.
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You mean like Michael and Dina Lohan? We've seen how well those kids are turning out.

Moon Over Miami said...

I wonder at what point Jon woke up and smelled the coffee. Was it gradual, or was there one specific event, the proverbial straw the broke the camel's back, that made him say, "ENOUGH!"

Hoochie Mama said...

Boo,

In PA (a friend recently divorced there), the non-custodial parent pays 10% of their monthly salary for each of the first 3 children, and 5% for each additional child. By that calculation, Jon should pay 30% for the first 3 kids, and 25% for the other 5, for a total of 55% of his monthly pay.

boo said...

55% - Ouch! Regardless of how much she earns and regardless of how much the kids have earned for her? That doesn't seem fair. Like I said, they don't fit the formula.

Twitter help said...

Anonymous said...

Could someone please explain to the "twitter dummy" how to read the tweets from the sheeple without following Kate?? Thank you in advance.

Anonymous said...

"this twitter dummy" I meant!!! G
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Anonymous,

We know that Blogger has issues on certain browsers posting with names sometimes, so if you're one of those affected, please just sign your comments with your name at the bottom so that we know who we're replying to and so that you get credit for your thoughts. (Are you choosing the option 'name/url' in the drop down menu, leave the URL line blank and clicking continue?)

Just go to Kate's twitter page and you'll see her tweets. Click on the individual tweet and a box will open to the right and show you what she's responding to and whom. If you want to read that other person's twitter feed, just click on their name and it'll take you to their page.

Hoochie Mama said...

boo,

that is the standard formula, and it is harsh if there are many children involved. The courts can adjust the amount if the child support payments are so high that the non-custodial parent will be left without enough money to live on, or if the custodial parent makes significantly more than the non-custodial parent and does not have the need for as much money. I'm guessing that's the case here, but then I would expect Kate to take Jon back to court for more money in the near future, since she is unemployed. But beware, Kate! If you do that, Jon can ask the judge to change the custody agreement to give him more time with the kids or give him custody. And she will be stuck with a big legal bill and TLC won't be footing the bill for her this time. I can see her doing it, though, just out of spite.

Dee said...

Anonymous said... Jon is a tool who will use any opportunity to get his lazy, doofus attitudes to look better to the public. Jon's only concern is Jon. And you dopes fall for it every time. Kate may be a controlling bitch, but Jon is a loser.

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Yeah, a "tool" who goes to work each day and loves his children - and whose kids adore him.

Some tool. Thank whoever that those kids have at least one parent who has his head on straight. "Mediocre" never looks better than when it is compared to Kate.

Take it elsewhere said...

Howdy! said...

FTR, Jon pays xxx.xx per month in cs. It may not sound like a lot of money, but with his income it is a substantial contribution. This is money he has earned on his own, and has nothing to do with exploiting his children. How much has Kate, on HER own contributed to the finances?

I agree with Admin regarding Jon's twitter account. It's absurd to share news with 60k followers and without the expectation your news will be shared. Jon does like the "leaks" it's sort of a game where he can pretend he didn't publicly say anything. Jon plays many games, and it used to bother me. But when you realize he's dealing with Kate, I think he's shown remarkable restraint.
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Howdy,
Whether the figure you posted about Jon's child support (which I doubt is true and if it is, why would you think it's OK to post it?) is accurate or not, it's NONE OF OUR BUSINESS. The rest of your comment is full of thinly veiled stabs at Jon. Take it elsewhere please.

Tucker's Mom said...

Friend In Pennsylvania said...
That, my friends, is a huge gift given to them by their sensible parents.

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That eliminates Kate. It's a blessing that the kids at least have Jon. Can you imagine if BOTH parents were as nuts and fame-hungry as Kate? There would be no hope for them ever to have a normal childhood, free of privacy.
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That would be the Lohan's with a 20-year old fading-already Hollywood career and addiction rehab veteran and a cachectic 17-year old girl-child who is KILLING herself trying to break in to modeling.

Maria said...

Just thinking...how many hours a week does Kate actually have the kids if they are with Jon most weekends? She has about an hour each morning before school, and maybe 4-5 hours at night before bed. So, let's say 30 hours a week... but if Jon has them on the weekends, he has as much actual time with them as she has. And that's if he only has them Saturdays and Sundays. If he gets them after school on Fridays, he actually is with them MORE.

To Read Sheeple's Tweets said...

Anonymous said...

Could someone please explain to the "twitter dummy" how to read the tweets from the sheeple without following Kate?? Thank you in advance.
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Go here:

http://twitter.com/#!/search/realtime/%40kateplusmy8

Anonymous said...

omg someone please just ban "take it elsewhere" they are not the board moderator and its not their job to post what is appropriate or not. I suggest u take yourself elsewhere if you dont like the posts here.

She is an Unemployed, less than Mediocre Cow!! said...

I am just so glad this is all over, although, I do feel a bit uneasy with all of Kate's "threats" that she WILL BE BACK! AHHHHH Scary. Perish the thought

Note to Mady: Girl, get used to "just sitting around staring at the 4 walls", because we all know, if your mother is in charge of entertaining you, that is about the best she will come up with!!

It was about time said...

Amiee in America said...

Dear Kate,

I've watched your show for over 3 years and I love tuning into the re-runs. Then I watched the rv's episodes, and I have to say everything people have said negative about you in the past 3 years I have been a fan, seem true. I just want you to please - take some time off- go back to work, yeah, even a 9/5 job sucks but it pays the bills. But I think until you get control of your anger it would be in the best interest of your beautiful children to please please give them a normal childhood now. I see the changes in their personalities from when they were first being filmed, and they have changed' grown up, so much...and not in a good way. I think they should be allowed to go back to being kids.....playing with other kids...and hopefully - maybe, you could heal the relationships with your family so they could also have a bigger family surrounding them. Kate, I'm so disappointed. I wish - That maybe stardom hadn't changed you into this person that I do not understand. But I wish you well, and thank you for reading this.

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Welcome and thanks Aimee, for choosing to comment here and for such a well written letter. I'm glad that you now understand what so many of us have been saying about Kate and the show. We all had our eyes opened at one time or another to the person Kate has become. I hope you'll spend some time here and read the older posts Admin has done about the children's earnings, filming, child labor laws, and narcissists. Just click on the "past topics" on the right. Also, Preesi's blog has a wealth of information for you documenting the exploitation saga and narcissists.

fidosmommy said...

re: family and friends of Kate.

I thought she had a "sister" and a "mom" who were her die-hard supporters on Twitter. If they can say nice things about Kate there, why not on the finale? Or even make a statement that could be referred to on the show?

Could it be because those are not really her sister and her mother? Ya think?

Pick a name said...

Anonymous said...

omg someone please just ban "take it elsewhere" they are not the board moderator and its not their job to post what is appropriate or not. I suggest u take yourself elsewhere if you dont like the posts here.


And you Anonymous, who can't follow rule #1 to pick a name should be telling someone else what to do or not do? And you're supporting someone who chose to post what they think is Jon's child support amount????????????

A friend said...

That child support amount listed here is not accurate. He pays more than that and he doesn't mind doing it. He's happy to support his children.

Anonymous said...

Thank you, Ingrid!! LOL Challenged I am!

Michelle said...

Dlisted.com has an article on Kate's Today show interview. They had her comments verbatim and then their translation. Spot on!

Translation: "I want the best for ME ME ME ME ME including a credit card from Bisou Bisou, weekly Juvederm appointments, monthly weave appointments with Beyonce's weavemaster's cousin and a team of nannies so that I can spend as little time with my money makers as possible and don't have to hear them call me by my stage name of 'mom' off camera. I want all of this with minimal effort. If doing so, completely damages all of my children and makes them run away from home as soon as they're old enough to throw their bodies into the car of a runaway train, then YAY! More money and free party time for me!

I think at this point, the best opportunity for ME would be ME continuing on TV or any other kind of job where I don't have to wear a company ID. PLEASE! SOMEBODY GIVE ME A TV SHOW! I can't go back to buying off the rack at Dress Barn and wearing clip-on hair from Sally's. PLEASE!!!!!"

Anonymous said...

Thank you all for your twitter help!

*Lillysmom*

TLC stinks said...

ITA that Steve is still getting a paycheck from either Kate or TLC until Feb. when her contract runs out. Most likely, her contract gave her a lump sum when the show cancelled. I believe it is customary to have some type of serverance pkg. in a contract. She's not hurting one bit for money. I also have to wonder if TLC is involved any in the website development because I would think the name would be copyrighted by TLC and just omitting the "my" would not be enough. Perhaps she negotiated with them to keep paying Steve and help with the web site until Feb.

Maria said...

Hmmm, she is whining that how she refuses to take the kids out of theuir home or out of their school, but does anyone else remember what she said about moving to Wyoming? On the RV trip, when she is walking in the parking lot, talking about "great shopping, organic ice cream, sign me up!"She was on camera saying she wanted to move--which would entail making the kids leave their home and school, just a few weeks ago! What happened to change her mind? Or does she just need something, anything, that she could say on camera that would justify her insistence on staying on TV? She figured she would sound less like a self-absorbed, entitles b**ch if she made it "all about the kids", but our memories ar not that short.

Just mediocre me said...

TLC stinks said...

ITA that Steve is still getting a paycheck from either Kate or TLC until Feb. when her contract runs out. Most likely, her contract gave her a lump sum when the show cancelled. I believe it is customary to have some type of serverance pkg. in a contract. She's not hurting one bit for money. I also have to wonder if TLC is involved any in the website development because I would think the name would be copyrighted by TLC and just omitting the "my" would not be enough. Perhaps she negotiated with them to keep paying Steve and help with the web site until Feb.

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I agree that Steve is probably staying on until Feb, but i don't think Kate got any severance package if her contract was simply not renewed. If it had been cancelled before the contract expired TLC would have had to pay her something or at least pay her until the end of it's term, but if she's fulfilled the contract terms they most likely don't owe her a dime past it's end date. I doubt we'll hear of Steve after Feb unless she lands another media job where she can write him into her contract or afford to pay his salary.

Dee said...

TLC stinks said

Perhaps she negotiated with them to keep paying Steve and help with the web site until Feb.

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She'd be better off with no help at all than with the "website" she's got.

I doubt TLC is involved. If the domain registration really is from August 28, no planning or thinking went into it at all. TLC isn't the one who is desperate now, and TLC is a whole lot smarter about their business practices than the one who is.

If you've got a serious business plan, the website goes up when it fits into the plan, not at the last minute with nearly zero content.

Maria said...

Yikes, I can't spell today! Anyway, she also said that she asks herself every day why she lives in Pennsylvania, if you've seen one farm you've seen them all. But now she cries because she doesn't want the kids to have to give up what they have been given. But what they have been given is in Pennsylvania! Not just their school and house, but their dad, too, although to her none of that matters if SHE wants to move.

Rhymes with Witch said...

Can you imagine if BOTH parents were as nuts and fame-hungry as Kate?
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I think that might be the Lohans.

Thank God those kids have Jon.

Pam said...

She is an Unemployed, less than Mediocre Cow!! said...

I am just so glad this is all over, although, I do feel a bit uneasy with all of Kate's "threats" that she WILL BE BACK! AHHHHH Scary. Perish the thought
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LMBO...I just had a mental image of that old Saturday Night Live Skit where the shark used to knock on people's doors and say he was the mailman or pizza delivery, and when the people would open the door the shark would eat them.

I see Kate as a gigantic turd knocking on doors, and when they open the door she spreads her stink all over everyone again.

if she only had a brain said...

Kate twittered

www.kateplusmy8.com is THE ONLY official Gosselin website...NO OTHER site is ours and NO OTHER site has content written by ME.Many fakers!

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Good luck with that. Looks as if there's gonna be a lotta screaming and ranting on Twitter now.

She can shriek all she wants, but she can't do a thing about all those "fakers".

I hope her loyal fans don't take it too hard. All jobs but Kate's are mediocre (except, whoops, she doesn't have one), and all Gosselin websites are "fakers". Take that, BM!

Probably all food items said...

Just a hint. When Kate's web site starts offering merchandise for sale stay away from the organic cereal! No matter how good a bargain it seems.

Just mediocre me said...

Kate can tweet all she wants trying to 'splain away this latest mess, but she can't dispute the words that came out of her own mouth.

"Well, it's a situation where Jon may be accepting of mediocre for his kids and working a regular job. I want the best for my kids and the best opportunities not unlike every parent. I think that to be a good parent is to work as hard as you can and give them the best opportunities in life, and this has provided that.

I think at this point, the best opportunity for all of us would be me continuing on TV as a way to provide for my kids. Something that’s exciting and challenging for me has been TV, and I wouldn’t be opposed to it.”


She SAID that Jon was accepting of mediocre for his kids and she SAID working a regular job is mediocre. I'm glad that the media and Twitter are trying to hold her accountable for what she said. And she's deservedly getting blasted on all fronts for it. Many of us have said for a long time that her mouth and Twitter would be her downfall and she continues to prove us right.

Hoochie Mama said...

Tee-hee, I can see it now...in boardrooms of major studios all across the country, the higher-ups are all slapping their foreheads and saying, "My God! We have to hire Kate Gosselin! She has eight kids to support!"

Anonymous said...

As soon as Jon Gosselin approves me I will make sure to keep everybody informed of what he tweets.

Your Welcome

Falling like a brick said...

Anonymous, don't do us any favors. Many of us on this blog are on Jon's twitter and we don't post what he says because he only wants it for his followers. Get a clue, there's a reason he keeps his twitter private.

Just mediocre me said...

I think Kate and her advisers need to take a crash course on internet blogging in's and out's, but since she's already jumped into the blogging world head first I guess she's going to learn the hard way. lol First up will be to buy up all of the domain names that resemble hers (I wish I was quick enough to have thought of doing this, but it sounds like someone is wayyyy ahead and Kate and her crew will be playing catch up) and will have to buy them to shut them down. lmao

CJWhodunit
@Kateplusmy8 I'm sure you're already aware of this. *sigh* kateplusmyeight.com/index.html

Kate Gosselin
@Kateplusmy8
@CJWhodunit what is it? A knock off site?

chardonnay4me2 Nunayur Business
@Kateplusmy8 @CJWhodunit It is probably sum1 who scooped it up in hopes of selling it 2 U. Ur site link is at the bottom of that page.

Ingrid said...

TLC stinks said...

I also have to wonder if TLC is involved any in the website development because I would think the name would be copyrighted by TLC and just omitting the "my" would not be enough. Perhaps she negotiated with them to keep paying Steve and help with the web site until Feb.

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SHe might be getting help/ideas from TLC but I don't think they are too involved or they would have let her use "their" Kate plus 8 logo and photos/clips.

I tried to look at "Basar Designs" to see what other 'quality' work they may do. Can't get in because of security password? Wouldn't you think a webdesign place would want public access to advertise their work? hmmm. I wonder how small this company is.

Just mediocre me said...

Anonymous said...

As soon as Jon Gosselin approves me I will make sure to keep everybody informed of what he tweets.

Your Welcome
______________________

BTW, It should be "You're" welcome (as in 'you are' welcome), not your welcome.

And, no thank you. If Jon wanted the world to see his tweets he's make his Twitter account public. It isn't.

AuntieAnn said...

Kate was actually right when she said Jon changed. He did...he changed his mind about exploiting his kids on tv. He may have been just as guilty as she was for putting them out there the way they did but after he saw how it was demolishing his family and how Kate went from being a bitchy, self-centered wife to a full-blown narcissistic shrew he did the only thing he could do and exited stage left.

I caught the tale end of a Jane Valez Mitchell comment the other night about some lab monkeys set free and finally being able to see the sunshine after 30 years and my thoughts immediately turned to the Gosselin kids. The adjustment to a life without a camera in their face is going to be different to say the least. Hopefully they'll get as just used to a sense of normalcy as much as they did to the abnormal way their lives they've been forced to live.

As for Steve's "useless" comment, all I can say is he has Stockholm Syndrome. Patty Hearst married her bodyguard, too.

No Regrets said...

I watched the repeat show last night.Kate is right. Jon did change, TOWARDS her. He no longer loves her, no longer her whipping boy, no longer takes her crap.

Kate was so disrepectful to Ashley, by dismissing her tears and reaction as "being over dramatic". Those were real, raw tears. Yet she dismissed this young woman's feelings. I do not blame Ashley for not sweeping this under the rug, which appears what Kate is doing. Five years of putting up with Kate, not saying a word, then it all bubbled up. The footage shown wasn't edited. Sure some was not included, like Kate's whining on the raft, even more than was shown. The footage didn't show Ashley nor Jaime doing much, that wasn't edited too? Only edited to show Kate in a 'bad light'? Kate does not and probably will never take responsibility for anything she has ever done or said. She doesn't take responsibilty for anything except the 'good' things.

Kate just does not 'get' SHE is the one who changed the most. Her book signing tours opened her up to the 'glamour', the fawning of her fans and the media. She changed drastically. Looks, attitude and her feelings about Jon. He was no longer 'exciting'. She even called him a 'dead fish' at one point. Once she got a taste of the 'exciting' world of the media nothing, not Jon, her marriage nor even her kids would stop her. Their goals did change. Jon wanted to stop, Kate wanted even more of the media. In one her books she even said "I learned to love my kids from afar". What a mind boggling admission. Your children need your presence, Kate, not your presents.

The kids, once again has proven Kate is a liar. Did Mady mention being a "Disney Star", no. Kate is trying to pimp out her children again. One at a time. Some of the kids just repeated what they heard, or was told to say, "I am sad". While they sat there and grinned and giggled. Not sad kids that I have ever seen. Sure, they will probably miss all the trips and fun. Kate did remark in one of the interviews, she will probably be able to take them to the beach, but not much else. Really, Kate? She uses her children when it is convenient. Sell that sports car. You really can't afford it now, right?

The 'family friends' speaking out, was in a word - pathetic. Three people who are also paid at times? Three whole people. Not one other person stepped out of background to show support? That is really sad. Kate has driven most away. Yet plays the martyr by saying people leave my life, but I can't leave. This was in response to Ashley leaving. What? Ashley did not leave because of them. They leave BECAUSE of YOU. Not your children.

Poor Kate sits in her mansion, surrounded by 24 acres, sitting on a fat bank account(S). She said she does have a 'girl' to do the laundry and 'other things', to free her up to 'spend more time with her children.' Yet, in the same breathe says she has a 'full time babysitter, 4 days a week." Mind boggling. Her whining to show herself as a 'poor single mother of 8" is just blowing up in her face.

Kate is a mediocre liar. A mediocre woman. A mediocre friend. A mediocre 'talent'. And most of all a mediocre mother.

Julie's Chins said...

www.kateplusmy8.com is THE ONLY official Gosselin website...NO OTHER site is ours and NO OTHER site has content written by ME.Many fakers! 51 minutes ago




Wow. That nasty narcissistic attitude is loud and clear even in her writing. Can't you just hear her screeching and huffing as she tapped that tweet out with her long manicured nail?

Just mediocre me said...

Ingrid said...

SHe might be getting help/ideas from TLC but I don't think they are too involved or they would have let her use "their" Kate plus 8 logo and photos/clips.

I tried to look at "Basar Designs" to see what other 'quality' work they may do. Can't get in because of security password? Wouldn't you think a webdesign place would want public access to advertise their work? hmmm. I wonder how small this company is.

8888888888888

I found a Basar Designs here: http://www.bazaardesigns.com/
IDK if it's the same company or not, but this one doesn't offer much other than backgrounds and graphic images.

Stewmama said...

Kate didn't have a problem moving the kids out of the Etown house and possibly away from neighborhood friends. What's her beef with moving them out of her current home? She just can't be happy with anything! Oh and Mady saying how they'll be staring at the walls was her way of being sarcastic. As for her website? Watch and see if there's a "members only" section that is only for paying fans. Hey, a single mom of eight has to make a living you know.

AuntieAnn said...

AuntieAnn said...

Hopefully they'll get as just used to a sense of normalcy as much as they did to the abnormal way their lives they've been forced to live.
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What the hell kind of sentence structure is that?
Try again:

"...as much as they did to the the abnormal way in which they were forced to live their lives..."
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No Regrets said...

I watched the repeat show last night.Kate is right. Jon did change, TOWARDS her. He no longer loves her, no longer her whipping boy, no longer takes her crap.
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Ha! Regrets... We are totally in sync on that one.

No Regrets said...

Howdy! said...Anyone else feel kinda bad (never thought I'd say this) for BM? "

No, I do not. If you let someone disrespect you, and still keep begging for their attention, you deserve everything that comes your way. BM runds her fan site, yet when BM told people to leave their comments on the site, Kate told her she would NOT SEE THEM. Kate didn't even give her enough respect for running this site to even LOOK at the site. Yes, BM said she 'understood' what she was saying. So, no sympathy from me.

No Regrets said...

AuntieAnn said... No Regrets said...
I watched the repeat show last night.Kate is right. Jon did change, TOWARDS her. He no longer loves her, no longer her whipping boy, no longer takes her crap. ====
Ha! Regrets... We are totally in sync on that one."

It is obvious to all BUT Kate. She seems to think that the sympathy should be towards her for this. Of course Jon wouldn't stay who would?? Her 'logic' just blows my mind.

No Regrets said...

Howdy! said...
FTR, Jon pays 873.00 per month in cs. It may not sound like a lot of money, but with his income it is a substantial contribution. This is money he has earned on his own, and has nothing to do with exploiting his children. How much has Kate, on HER own contributed to the finances?

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HOW do you know how much Jon pays? If you do have 'insider' info, then why post the private stuff here? This is only about the 4th estimate that I have seen of what he pays.

Beth said...

I would bet good money that old Kate disappeared into a bottle of vodka last night. I think she realized that with her "mediocre" statement yesterday, she not only shot herself in the foot but shot her whole dang leg off as well. Perhaps, she finally realized that the only person who ruined Kate's "career" was Kate herself.

No Regrets said...

That finale was really sad and pathetic at the same time. It certainly didn't speak well of Kate. The earlier scenes of the kids that most of fell in love with was touching. But to see the huge change in Kate, and to see her blame everyone else for changing, just shows how much in denial she is.

It is just really sad to see this delusional woman who thinks she so entitled and so deserving of all she has gotten. Who thinks she can just act or do a voice over in a movie, just because she thinks it would be 'fun'. The ego will be knocked down, much sooner than anyone expects it.

AuntieAnn said...

Kate's biggest concern is that she'll no longer be getting child support from her children.

fidosmommy said...

Poor Paige, Kate's biggest fan. Apparently they have one TV in their house, and her father was watching some other show when the Kate Plus 8 finale was on. She planned to watch the midnight rerun, but her mother told her if she did that, she was still going to get up and go to school in the morning.

Her parents are trying......

Dwindle said...

A friend said... That child support amount listed here is not accurate. He pays more than that and he doesn't mind doing it. He's happy to support his children.
*************
Hon, we know. We know that. No one believes that a court would tell a grown, able-bodied man with all his mental faculties and a bit of education, that he only needs to pay $27 a week per child. The ONLY way that might be CLOSE to accurate is if he signed away real-estate and other assests to off set some of the child support obligation, and that would only be for the short term. At the time all of this went down there was no equity in that house to count for a longer term agreement.

I could go on, but it's all speculation on my part.

If you are really a friend (as opposed to all the cyber-fakes out there) please be careful about posting. Not just about information or a violation of the children's privacy, but also about allowing yourself to get sucked into the cyber-mud. Please float above it all.

No Regrets said...

Beth said...I would bet good money that old Kate disappeared into a bottle of vodka last night. I think she realized that with her "mediocre" statement yesterday, she not only shot herself in the foot but shot her whole dang leg off as well. Perhaps, she finally realized that the only person who ruined Kate's "career" was Kate herself."
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I think it is a damn shame that she didn't put forth the effort to tweet with her fans on the last show. She DOES have a babysitter after all. I just see no excuse for her not making the arrangements to be there on Twitter. She can do that from anywhere almost.

You know, I don't think Kate will NEVER realize she is the blame for anything. It is always someone else's fault. Or 'stress' made her do it. blah, she is just a really pathetic person.

Jenna Does said...

"You'll all see my kids grow up. They'll go on to do great things."

Kate, enough!!! Get a real job, without your kids & let them live. Ya know what? Nobody cares to watch your kids grow up. We've seen enough. And they have been through enough. Don't take pictures of them to post on your blog. What's next? Are you going to post when Mady & Cara get bras or their periods?

And health advice? Please. You are the LAST person who should dole that out. Shut it down now. It won't be long anyhow.

And in my Glamour this month, there are Top 10 Fashion tips. One of them is "Top 10 Hairstyles We Never Want to See Again". Right up there is the "The Gosselin", the reverse mullet. Yeah, so Kate, no handing out fashion advice either K? Ya suck at that too. And parenting...
~Hippie Chick~

No Regrets said...

AuntieAnn said...
Kate's biggest concern is that she'll no longer be getting child support from her children.
September 13, 2011 11:27 AM"

Haha NO KIDDING. She is sure that Jon cannot stop her from putting those kids in front of camera again. This woman is just beyond words.

Jenna Does said...

Westcoaster...
You bring up a good point. Most shows throw parties for their "celebs" when a show is canceled, or whatever, right? I have read about it before. A show gets canned & the network gives them a goodbye shin-dig at a fancy restaurant or something. Didn't Kate put TLC on the map, according to her...MS. EGO.

I wonder if Kate got a Bye Bye Party, complete with boot licking & wine. Hmm. Or did TLC just NOT GIVE A SHIT? I'm going with the not giving a shit. They haven't even made a comment, have they?
~Hippie Chick~

Lake Up North said...

All I think after listening Kate state she vows to put her kids back on TV is...SLAVE DRIVER!!! Absolutely and utterly convinced her kids will just suffer horrifically if they don't work for their living. It's honestly pathetic.

Anybody else happen to catch Kate stating,

"I'll be back...pause...we'll be back." Everything out of her mouth is first, "I or for myself," then it's as if a light bulb goes on over her head, "Oh yeah, we, I meant us." Could you be anymore self-centered?!

3 months from now, she won't be on TV is my guess and if she is someone just shoot me. She's like the kid from Willy Wonka, she screams or whines and she gets her way it's pathetic she can't behave more like an adult, go to work, come home, do laundry, cook dinner, pay bills and get up and do it all over again the next day. Why does nobody play hard ball with her? Is she that untouchable?

Kate can backtrack all she wants but what she said will always be out there no matter how much she tries to convince people what she said wasn't what she meant. It's going to be there for her to see, her kids to see and any potential employer to see. She just doesn't think does she? If she did she would have more control of the yap whole she calls a mouth. Think before you speak much?

No Regrets said...

Hoochie Mama said...Tee-hee, I can see it now...in boardrooms of major studios all across the country, the higher-ups are all slapping their foreheads and saying, "My God! We have to hire Kate Gosselin! She has eight kids to support!"
September 13, 2011 10:26 AM"

Haha That is EXACTLY what her pity party press tour was about. She HOPES someone does buy her crap. After all, it HAS worked very well in the past.

tate said...

Haha. Kate is all in an uproar because someone set up a website with a name almost identical to her website name. Who is running her website anyway? Just her? I don't think they know what they are doing.

AuntieAnn said...

I wonder if Kate got a Bye Bye Party, complete with boot licking & wine. Hmm. Or did TLC just NOT GIVE A SHIT? I'm going with the not giving a shit. They haven't even made a comment, have they?
~Hippie Chick~

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Hippie- TLC could have combined LA Ink and Kate Plus 8 series finales by having Kat give Kate a tattoo of a boot in the ass. Ratings rocket.

Gift of grab said...

The Web site is going to be a heap of trouble for her. You can already see it starting. Earlier today, I went to www.kateplus8.com (her site is kateplusmy8). Didn't stay long, but there were standard links up top, plus a screen box which looked like a YouTube feed of some TLC videos. Very basic. After seeing her message about "impostors," I went back to kateplus8.com, and instead of bringing up the page (which could have been created by someone in under an hour, that's how no-frills it was), it brings you to a screen that says the "kateplus8.com" domain name might be for sale! Hahahahaha. She has said all along how NOT savvy she is with computers, social media, etc. This will turn out to be her worst nightmare. I can see lots of lawsuits for TM or copyright infringement in her future. Not to mention the sheer aggravation that will be wrought by hackers, haters, and who knows who else.

I am wondering, though, why TLC never bought this domain name? Or some of the other common variants? This would have been a million dollars' worth of protection for a nickel. One would think that Jon, as a computer guy, would have been all over this. Things that make you go hmmm . . .

Anonymous said...

I want to see Kate back on tv like I want a storm of fire to come down on my house. Did anyone notice that she has events on her website does that mean her and the kids or just her.???


ps. Her website sucks

-Summer-

No Regrets said...

I also LOVED Jaime's comments about how much Kate has changed. Then the camera panned to the makeup and false eyelashes. Perfect shot to match what Jaime said. LOL

Tucker's Mom said...

Just mediocre me said...
I think Kate and her advisers need to take a crash course on internet blogging in's and out's, but since she's already jumped into the blogging world head first I guess she's going to learn the hard way. lol First up will be to buy up all of the domain names that resemble hers
***********
I was dubious about Kate having or not having Twist of Kate for a long time. Certainly, Kate kept on insisting that the show was still a go, and that they were "reworking" it.
Well, just for the halibut, I checked to see if that domain name (www.twistofkate) was taken, and it was not! Over a year after she announced the show and even had those "up fronts" and lots of PR photos to get the ball rolling. So, I knew it was nowhere near materializing. If it was, TLC or TPTB would have protected the brand name and bought the domain.
Duh, NOT winning.

Hippie Chick said...

Anonymous said...

As soon as Jon Gosselin approves me I will make sure to keep everybody informed of what he tweets.

Your Welcome
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For Me?? Well, gee thanks!!! I've only been following Jon for oh, over a year & a half now. Him & I have twittered back & forth quite a few times actually. Please don't share his private information. It's private for a reason. And What's with the holier than thou attitude?

JudyK said...

Hahaha, Kate just threw Brown Noser under the bus!

Kateplusmy8Kate Gosselin
@

@METQQ no it's not me. It's a tweety who comments on our show... @mkbrownlow

18 minutes ago

PJ's momma said...

How many interviews did Kate do yesterday? Today, Wendy Williams, Extra, E!, Insider, and others? Every single time, she threw Jon under the bus somehow and then declared she will be on TV. She 'um, honestly' seems to think she can speak it into being. The way that Charlie Sheen's network just washed their hands of a major star who was a major draw in a major and highly-rated sitcom does not say anything to her. I don't see her career in TV happening, no matter how much she understands it and thinks it's fun and exciting. (Clearly she does not understand that she is her own worst enemy in all things and just needs to shut UP.) I do see her downsizing from that expensive and high-maintenance house, getting rid of at least one car, and placing the kids in public, or a less-expensive private school. All good things, in my opinion. Reality is going to hit her like a freight train......

Red Sky At Night said...

She's back! The real one is back!

bigfanofk8g
@EmeraldCityJazz @Kateplusmy8 What does STAH mean?

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...and Brownie has connected with a Philly radio host/media person and wants to do lunch with her. Good gawd - the woman just keeps going and going with latching on to people in the public eye, doesn't she?
Here's the latest one -
http://www.joeyfortman.com/about-joey/


mkbrownlow mkbrownlow
@
@joeyfortman YES! So when are WE doing lunch??


mkbrownlow mkbrownlow
@
@joeyfortman not sure how far you are from me... Is Exton easy for you?


And that cereal isn't getting any younger!!

JudyK said...

Duh, disregard my previous remark about Kate throwing brownnoser under the bus...I misread the tweet. I'm sick, so I'll blame it on that!

Red Sky At Night said...

JudyK said...

Hahaha, Kate just threw Brown Noser under the bus!

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Judy - I saw that, but couldn't figure out Brownie's tweet to Kate:

mkbrownlow mkbrownlow
@
@Kateplusmy8 @metqq Oh my word... I hope no one thinks I'm the knock-off!!

Dwindle said...

No Regrets said... It is just really sad to see this delusional woman who thinks she so entitled and so deserving of all she has gotten. Who thinks she can just act or do a voice over in a movie, just because she thinks it would be 'fun'. The ego will be knocked down, much sooner than anyone expects it.

*************

Very well said! She has no comprehension of how incapable she is at most things in life. Someone else posted a day or two ago that she also thinks being a ballerina, a fireman or an astronaut would be 'fun', like any other 5 year old. She is so childish, and she hides behind those kids. Somewhere when she was pregnant the second time, someone told her she was an important priority because she was carrying six babies and she was off and running with that.

I guess as long as she doesnt decide she will be a brain surgeon on Thursday because she thinks it will be 'fun', we should be thankful, eh? Or is that too mediocre for her?

Still, I think she will either start filing lawsuits; or write a book about how TLC done her wrong and try to hit the church collection plate circut again; or she will head out of state to try to find a Diva Housewives show and leave the kids with Jon. I have always said that is really what she wants, so she can keep bitching in front of a camera for a living. What else is a mediocre looking cougar with no personal or professional skills, funny teeth and a wonky eye gonna do.

TLC stinks said...

Let's just say that Jon's child support is between him and the judge. It's what was deemed fair, he's paying it, and sees his kids. Good enough for me.

Mel said...

Those veneers were extra white and shiny yesterday. Pearlescent glowing out of that mouth!

TLC stinks said...

BTW, for someone who hates the papps, check out INF. When she arrived in her limo at NBC studios early Monday a.m. she is grinning, in many photos, like a great big cheshire cat right at the camera. Didn't seem too sad about the show ending. And she was already all made up, hair and makeup. It was like......she was expecting a papp there (or Steve) to take the photos.

Dwindle said...

Tucker's Mom said...
I was dubious about Kate having or not having Twist of Kate for a long time. Certainly, Kate kept on insisting that the show was still a go, and that they were "reworking" it.
Well, just for the halibut, I checked to see if that domain name (www.twistofkate) was taken, and it was not!
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

I am wonder... If TLC really DOES want to do a TwistedKate show and SHE did not like their vision.

They perhaps have in mind a 'Dirty Jobs/Simple Life' concept, and she wanted more of a Royal Highness kind of thing: she swoops into a home trailed by her entourage where a family listens with baited breath as she complains about her children's father, teaches them how to write post-it notes, the family members cry and tell her they love her and how inspirational she is, and she is on her way. 250K per. Cha-ching.

The Dirty Jobs/Simple Life concept might modestly work as far as ratings go, but they would have to make it much cheaper to produce. That would mean less perks and salary for QueenKart. She never thought they would cut her loose completely so she kept holding out for the Royal Highness concept. PSYCH! - They dumped her altogether and snatched Twisted Kate off the table completely.

Perhaps they are waiting for her to come crawling back to them with drastically reduced financial expectations, agreeing to do a Dirty Jobs/Simple Life concept. That could explain the RV show and why TLC is cranking up the hate factor. Non-fans otherwise known as 99% of the breathing population, might tune in to see her get some Dirty Jobs comeuppance.

Dwindle said...

Dang. I meant "I am wondering..."; I did NOT mean that I am a wonder. Although sometimes I AM, but that isnt what I meant above. Hehe.

A Pink Straight Jacket For Kate said...

Probably all food items said...

Just a hint. When Kate's web site starts offering merchandise for sale stay away from the organic cereal! No matter how good a bargain it seems.

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You got that right!

Stewmama said...

For what it's worth here's what Wendy said her and Kate talked about after the show. Wendy goes gives her opinion about Jon as well. Starts at the 1:46 mark.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kA8ELXX92xc&feature=player_embedded#!

if she only had a brain said...

Gift of gab said

I am wondering, though, why TLC never bought this domain name? Or some of the other common variants? This would have been a million dollars' worth of protection for a nickel.

###################

Yep. If Kate and her "advisor" had half a clue, they would have done this themselves before moving forward publicly with a website. It's web development 101.

This website is probably going to cause her more grief than anything that came before. The opportunities for major (public) meltdowns are just endless, and Kate is likely to take advantage of all of them.

This woman seems determined to torch her entire world and everything in it.

fidosmommy said...

RE: The tweet about Brownlow.

Brownlow has set up a blog now. A tweetie named METQQ asked Kate if that was Kate's blog. Kate said no, it was another tweetie's blog.

No Thanks said...

Anonymous said...

As soon as Jon Gosselin approves me I will make sure to keep everybody informed of what he tweets.

Your Welcome

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I hope you're very young and still in school, Anonymous, because your spelling needs some work, and so do your ethics.

Please DON'T keep us, or anyone else, informed of what Jon tweets. If he wanted a public platform, he'd be selling his children's privacy down the river, just like Kate, on any and every show possible.

He's chosen not to do that. Respect it.

Anonymous said...

This is hilarious!
turbojohnson
Thanks @TLC for canceling @kateplusmy8 - sincerely the rest of the world.
5 min agofrom Twitter for iPhone · Retweet · Reply · Favorite · Translate

Administrator said...

Now Shes insulting Pennsylvania? It's a wonderful place to live, I did it. I would raise a family there in a heartbeat.

Mel said...

I am wondering... If TLC really DOES want to do a TwistedKate show and SHE did not like their vision.

They perhaps have in mind a 'Dirty Jobs/Simple Life' concept, and she wanted more of a Royal Highness kind of thing: ...
She never thought they would cut her loose completely so she kept holding out for the Royal Highness concept. PSYCH! - They dumped her altogether and snatched Twisted Kate off the table completely.


Ya know.....
This actually makes more sense than the other theories out there. Hmmmm!

I still have the feeling that something happened to piss off TLC. The ratings really weren't all that bad to warrant canceling altogether.

Gotta wonder if they just got tired of her never committing to Twist of Kate, and finally said: we're done waiting, we're done trying to negotiate. We're just plain done.

Her thinking they'd never dump her altogether would explain the lavish car purchase, wouldn't it.

Anonymous said...

I'm from Pennsylvania (Northwest near Pitts) and I love it here! People that come to visit always say how beautiful it is here. She can do us all a favor and get the hell out of Pa anytime she wants!

*Lillysmom*

fidosmommy said...

Mel, they apparently filmed one of the Twist of Kate type shows in North Carolina (?) one day. Kate was working in a diner. When the public heard about that, there was only snickering and lots of polite silence. There was some talk of her working with the Department of Sanitation, riding on a garbage truck, but I took that as a joke, not a real episode. I could be wrong.

Also, if it's true that her contract does not
end until February, and TLC cut her loose in April, it's very possible they bought out her contract to get her out of their hair right then and there. They would televise the episodes they had filmed, but that was the end. Bye.
If that's what happened, they could have given her a nice big severance check, and so she bought a car. She said they told her in April in a production meeting that the show would not be renewed, and she bought the car in April.

Gee, think of what wonderful lunches that severance check would have bought for the kids, since Jon barely covers their PB&J's, carrot sticks, crunchy things and dessert. Snark.

fidosmommy said...

Oh. Kate has royal diva aspirations? Kate thought she should be a stand in for the other Kate? The other Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, does her own cooking, cleaning, and laundry, does not require the subjects to curtsy or bow to her, and between her royal duties among the public, she is happy to spend time with her husband, family and friends.

Which part of that sounds perfect for Kate Gosselin?

Just mediocre me said...

Last night's interview snips with Kate and Ashley were so telling. There was Kate saying she's talked to Ashley, they've made up, etc., and then they show Ashley basically saying ummm, no, we've not really made up and although Kate says things are fine, they're really not. We've seen Kate do the same thing in almost every interview she's done, whether it's about Jon, school expulsion, child support, the show ending, plastic surgery, and on and on and on. It was classic Kate speak where she dances around the real story to reflect better on her when the truth is far from the picture she's painting.

Aeris said...

Dwindle said....The Dirty Jobs/Simple Life concept might modestly work as far as ratings go, but they would have to make it much cheaper to produce. That would mean less perks and salary for QueenKart. She never thought they would cut her loose completely so she kept holding out for the Royal Highness concept. PSYCH! - They dumped her altogether and snatched Twisted Kate off the table completely.

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I think another big problem with that concept for Twist of Kate is that TLC and Khate would have to admit she is a spoiled diva for the show to work. That's how Simple Life worked - take two spoiled, rich girls from California and work them like grunts. Viewers relished that, for some reason. Perhaps Khate didn't want to be portrayed in that light. TLC certainly didn't, as they had Khate marketed as a Super Mom and Can-do Kate. Maybe that was the "retooling" Khate spoke of with Twist of Kate. There was no way to make it work without her looking bad, especially with KatePlus8 still going on at the time.

Maria said...

Mel,
What she did to piss off TLC is demand a 250K paycheck and then not deliver and audience to match it. They lost money on every episode, and I'm willing to bet she wanted the same amount per episode, plus a promise of a minimum number of episodes, for TwistedKate. And they already saw that she couldn't deliver a big audience WITH the kids, so why throw away even more cash. She's not gonna have a bigger audience WITHOUT the kids. So, it was shelved forever.

Her numbers weren't THAT bad, it's her paycheck that was so bad. She really thinks she's a huge star, and she wouldn't settle for less money. And TLC coudln't continue to lose money on her. And they also had to put up with her demands, her attitude, and her abuse of their production crews. They finally said, "ENOUGH ALREADY". And she was cut loose.

Maria said...

REmember when they were leaving on the RV trip and she was bitching at the crew to stop playing "We're filming a TV show" and help her? Uh, Kate, that is NOT their job! And you know they slipped that in there to show how she treats the people who worked so hard to make her a (minor) star. Why in the world would anyone (TLC or otherwise) put up with their crap? They are not their servants, although to Kate, everyone is her servant. Jon, I'm sure, became nothing more than a servant, too, and she can't comprehend that he walked away and her one unpaid servant was gone.
Think about it--where did those little kids come up with the idea that they wanted servants? How did they even come up with an idea like that? I have a lady who cleans for me once a week, and we all treat her with the respect she deserves. She makes our lives easier and less stressful, makes our home look wonderful, and for that we are all eternally grateful to her. And she knows it! We show her every Boxing Day just how wonderful we think she is. She is NOT a servant, and she is NOT mediocre.

Jane said...

Anonymous said...

As soon as Jon Gosselin approves me I will make sure to keep everybody informed of what he tweets.

Your Welcome

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Jon's tweets are private for a reason and I hope you, and others who are privy to his tweets, will respect his privacy. And I hope if his tweets are posted here without his permission (he does sometimes approve that they go 'out in the world') that Admin will remove those posts.

Kelly said...

Nice pictures of Jon and the kids. Shows a parent in touch with them and not out of touch like Kate

Anonymous said...

Post from MaryAnn --

Kate did not wake up this morning a "normal" mommy. She was live on networks yesterday. Her face is on the cover of People magazine across the nation.

There will be a ramp down time to a routine life. She has awhile to go before doing her own mowing and laundry. I think she has much sadness and shock when the adjustments begin.

Hopefully, she will dig deep and find the maturity to re-focus and do well for herself and her impressionable children.

silimom said...

I'm from Pennsylvania (Northwest near Pitts) and I love it here! People that come to visit always say how beautiful it is here. She can do us all a favor and get the hell out of Pa anytime she wants!

*Lillysmom*


She can leave, but the kids have to stay. They need their father in their life.

silimom said...

Where will Kate be in a year, do you think? Any thoughts?

Pam said...

Kate has Not-a-nannies
She has Not-posh-trips
She has Not-fake-boobs
She has a boy toy who is Not-her-lover

And here is her Not-a-scar

http://gosselingossip.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/03/Kate-Gosselin-Orange-Bikini.jpg


Now, why this woman would bold faced lie on national television, KNOWING people have seen her in a bikini, just proves that she is a sociopath who wouldn't know the truth if it bit her in her lipo'd behind.

Hoosier Girl said...

silimom said...
Where will Kate be in a year, do you think? Any thoughts?
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My guesses:

1 working with brownlow
2 still trying to make herself relevant
3 living in that big house all alone
4 on talk radio in Reading, PA
5 still exploiting her kids on her pay-per-view website
6 posing for Hustler
7 still dissing Jon
8 still crying poor (probably in a church somewhere)

Kate is a twit said...

silimom said... Where will Kate be in a year, do you think? Any thoughts?

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I think Kate will still be in denial and still think that she never did anything wrong. She still will not understand why people have turned against her.

She will still declare "I don't get it". Hopefully, she'll realize that in her own words "You get what you get, and you don't get upset"!

Paula said...

Numbers for the finale:

2.066
.9 Adults 18-49

So, she barely broke 2 million for her finale show.....

http://tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com/2011/09/13/monday-cable-monday-night-football-rules-pawn-stars-the-closer-rizzoli-isles-american-pickers-more/103435/

Grammy of nine said...

Thanks, Admin, for the beautiful music and pics of Jon with his kids. They love him.

Kate lacks, among other emotions, empathy. You can tell, she doesn't appreciate all the attention given to Ashley. Jealous, do you think? Kate lacks empathy where her own kids are concerned. I could site many examples. We all know about gum gate, cupcake gate, unspeakable moments in the kids lives'. No empathy for how the kids will feel being so exposed. Sickening, really.

Lake Up North said...

silimom said... Where will Kate be in a year, do you think? Any thoughts?
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Still divorced, not single, divorced. Still twittering (but ignoring brownlow's plea to unload some very expired organic cereal), still telling her kids how to eat PB&J, crunchy things and carrots, still pretending to go for 10.5 mile runs. She will still be sitting by the phone waiting for someone, anyone to call her and offer her anything free. Still just as nasty, self-centered, self-serving and miserable as she's always been if not more so. And oh yeah, she'll be a 37 unemployed mom with 8 kids in rural PA watching the what-was show of Kate plus 8 with her Sake in her "upon penalty of severeness," bedroom.

Hoochie Mama said...

Where will Kate be in a year...
1-Unemployed. Who would want to hire her or work with her after? She gave the same spiel yesterday (I Hate Jon, I have 8 kids, I want money, I want to work in the media) over and over. She has nothing more to say.
2-Downsized. Without the big paychecks, the big house,private schools, nannies, housekeepers, bodyguard--will have to go.
3. Brunette. That hairdresser in NYC won't do her roots for free, ya know
4. Still alone. As my hubby said, remember in the first special, when she said having the sextuplets ruined her bladder? No man wants to be with a woman who can't hold her water. As Kate would say, "Disgusting!!"
5. Broke. She'll insist upon living the high life until every last penny is gone
6. Still trying to figure out how to grift so she won't have to lower herself to taking a mediocre job
7. Wondering how this could happen to someone as special as her

Falling like a brick said...

Ratings for Monday Night:
KatePlus8
TLC 9:00 PM
2.066 0.9

Falling like a brick said...

Sorry Paula, didn't see you had posted it already..

Hoochie Mama said...

I got it!!

Since having the sextiplets "wrecked her baldder", as she said in the first TV special when they were babies, and she swears she has had no plastic surgery except her tummy tuck (and therefore hasn't had that wrecked bladder fixed) she can be a spokesperson for Depends!!!

butterfly said...

I have to jump in here about the whole twitter and privacy issue- in the military we are briefed several times a year on security- for our units and our personal lives. We are told if you want something to stay private- you don't put it out - in any form, you dont tell, write, phone, or publish on the internet!!! I have my facebook on private, but that most certainly does NOT mean that anything I post might not get re-posted by one of my friends. It's common sense. If you want to keep your thoughts private- you dont TELL people. Who are these followers of Jon's? Did they sign confidentiality agreements? Is Jon's twitter feed classified TS? I think not. He knows his tweets get leaked. If he truly didn't want them to, he wouldn't be on twitter.

A Pink Straight Jacket For Kate said...

silimom said...

Where will Kate be in a year, do you think? Any thoughts?

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Kate will still be dating a older man with severe hearing loss, and selling her sister's jewelry on QVC.

Falling like a brick said...

Butterfly,
I understand your view, but the 'anonymous' person came here basically announcing she would do us all a favor to post what he tweets. What good does that do? Most of us are already on his twitter. The whole point was the 'holier than thou' attitude of the original poster.

I agree with you that Jon knows things will get out, it's just the audacity of the absurd from the OP.

Anonymous said...

Admin said:
Now Shes insulting Pennsylvania? It's a wonderful place to live, I did it. I would raise a family there in a heartbeat.
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????????
Source?
Ayway, didn't she once call Wernersville "Ghettoville"?
Can remember where I heard that.

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