Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Recap: RV Breakdown 9/5/11: This is Kate’s story. She is responsible for being alone.

Coming up on Kate Plus 8! The party bus is gushing sediment like Old Faithful (real sediment, not emotions), Ashley and Kunta Kinte are giving winks and nods left and right hoping somebody, anybody is a conductor on the Underground Railroad and might get them out of here, and Kate’s having a love affair with Steve. If only in her head.

Credits. Aaden! Collin! Joel! And for a brief 10 seconds, it’s all cupcakes and bunny rabbits until the reality begins.

Day 8, Jackson Hole, WY! TLC must have put out their lemonade stand this past week and have forked over a little extra cash for some Western sounding guitar rifts for the background music. I find it rather coincidental that viewers were complaining how odd and dark last week’s episode was without music. Wouldn’t you know it, suddenly part two is full of chirpy guitars. Why would you make part one of an episode dead silent, and bring in a full orchestra for part two? I think someone was busy in the editing room this week--TLC is so transparent, aren’t they? But since they are finally admitting they hate Kate, too, as evidenced by the past few episodes, I’ll let this one go.

Some light-hearted teasing about the party bus/boring bus, with Ashley playfully writing “boring bus” on a window, turns into a perfect opportunity for Kate, who is bending over the campfire serving up some undercooked turkey bacon, to point out that she does all the work and Ashley and Jamie lay around all day getting hot rock treatments and sipping pinot grigio with the other Housewives.



Kate jokes that had she and Jamie been in the same RV they would have killed each other by now. I’m not so sure Kate is the best person to be joking about that. She’s pissed off so many folks over the years she probably qualifies for the witness protection program. “There’s still time left,” Jamie quips with a subtle, yet distinct eye roll off to the side. Ha. You know I never really liked her, but things are getting warmer between us.

For some reason they skip completely over Jackson Hole, where some people reported on Twitter/Facebook seeing them. Kate would have us believe this is because Kate was lovely and wonderful there and thus it was edited out. I think more likely there was just too much bad behavior to squeeze into two measly little episodes, it would take an epic 12-week miniseries at least. They then begin the day-long drive to Utah, and suddenly on a winding mountain road the party bus starts smoking really bad and has to pull over. Jon, you didn’t slash the tires during the night, did you? What’s revealing about this is that as the boring bus passes the smoking bus, there’s another Challenger RV right behind it. Oops, weren’t supposed to see that folks, look over here, not there! Likely I assume the third bus is where Kate, and perhaps someone else, really spends most of her time. We’ll call that the smoosh room bus.

A cop comes by to try to help, and, uh-oh, this isn’t good, the engine is gushing ugly brown sediment everywhere! It looks like Jon literally took a screwdriver to it and pretended it was Kate‘s face. Jon, you got the wrong bus, she’s over there in the boring bus! Well, at least we know how the party bus really feels about Kate.

Kate and Steve have a long boring hubby-wifey conversation about what to do, and decide to order some SUVs. For ordinary people, this sounds like a nightmare that could take hours and hours or even all day, but Kate seems to think she can conjure up a couple of SUVs in the middle of nowhere Utah like you might call in a pizza in New York. I’ve been to Utah and it’s just lovely but I think Samantha Stevens here doesn’t have a clue. Kate goes over to the party bus and yells at everyone to start packing up luggage for two days. What she tells them right now will be important, so remember it, because she’ll lie about it a short time later. When Jamie goes off to the bedroom to start packing, Kate for some reason I sure as heck can’t figure out accuses her of acting like a child. I don’t think Jamie heard that, because I’m certain if she had, the knock down drag out would have happened right there and then in all the sediment, Laura Ingalls/Nellie Olsen style. Kate is probably wondering which character she would be. Hint: the prairie bitch.



Another golden (platter?) opportunity for Kate to trash the party bus, calling the boring bus ship-shape and organized. Which is exactly why they would be the boring bus. Also she rudely imitates the party busers’ blank stares and lack of urgency. She doesn’t understand that with a narcissist, you can either move your ass, or you can stay sitting there and give your narcissist a blank stare, but either way you‘re gonna get chewed out for doing it wrong. And sometimes, moving your ass gets you in worse trouble--more things Kate can choose from to criticize. So sometimes, with Kate, a blank stare is actually your best option. But really, how urgent do they need to be when they’re trying to get two rental SUVs out to a winding mountain road in Utah? They could be here longer than the Donner Party with this kind of trouble, and we all know who would be eaten first. Meanwhile, cute little piano ditties and something going ba-ba-ba-bum over and over is playing in the background. The music truly makes all this so much easier to handle, like a soothing wave machine by your bed at night. If only the Donner Party had the luxury of a TLC piano-guitar track.

Jamie, who by the way has been lauded as Kate’s best friend forever for two years now, approaches the camera, puts her face up to the lens and says, “She’s such a *BLEEP*!!” Oh, so that’s why this was rated TVPG L, because somebody finally told the cameras what they really think of Kate. Or at least it wasn’t edited out this time. Go Jamie. We support you and your fatty creamer against this witch!

They manage to get everyone to a rest stop, and Steve is essentially yelling at Jamie about where she put all their stuff while Kate makes rude faces at her. Jamie is explaining that she followed directions and packed up two days' worth of stuff, but doesn‘t know where it went after that, and Ashley had the exact same understanding and did the same thing. We saw in an earlier clip it somehow got routed by a driver outside the RV. Kate gives a bitchy little laugh of disbelief, and here it comes! Jamie grows a pair faster than a Chia Pet and gets up in her face and says, “You know what?! I can get on a plane right now and leave!”

Kate is spouting some nonsense, most of it lies, about how she told Jamie to get checked luggage and carry-on luggage, an explanation we certainly never saw. It’s so bad Steve has to tell Kate to go to the other bus, as if he’s the level-headed husband trying to help everyone get along. Because Kate has absolutely no friends or family she can lament to, she bitches to the camera about how disorganized (i.e. fun) the party bus is. Meanwhile, Jamie and Ashley are commiserating in their bus about how Kate never said before what she is saying now (Ladies, she lies for a living, get over it) and how absolutely silly this is, which they would be absolutely correct about. It’s sad that Cara is standing right there, one thing that stinks about being the child of a narcissist is that when it’s this bad, people can’t help sometimes talking about her in front of you. It’s still her Mommy and I imagine it must hurt very deeply to know people don’t like your Mommy even if you‘re well aware why. Incidentally though, Cara backs up Jamie and Ashley and says yes I heard two days, too. Bet Jamie is really regretting all the times she left her children back home in another state to go be Kate’s shoulder to cry on and personal slave through Kate’s divorce. That’s what happens when you allow a narcissist to feed on you, eventually you realize what you’ve done and then come the big regrets. Jamie just got there before our very eyes.

The semi-tow truck shows up, they don‘t even seem to want to tell us God knows how many hours later. Kate says she thinks generally her attitude has been very good. If she means, very good at making everyone else miserable, I agree.

Kate is disappointed in Jamie for her attitude and goes on and on about what a screw up she is. Kate blames this entire thing on partying all day. I’m confused, if you party a lot, the vehicle you are in will break down? Is this anything like those folks who used to try to scare normal warm-blooded young people by saying if you do a certain something you’ll go blind? “That’s what they get!” Hannah, or possibly a parrot, shouts from inside an RV. I know that sounds very mean, and it is, but since the little kids still have to stay with Kate in her RV, it serves their best interest to just back her up as much as they can no matter how ludicrous she is being. I also get the sense that Kate is teaching the kids when bad things happen, God is punishing you for something, like being disorganized, or getting a granule of sugar on the floor. Some more guitars take us into the commercial break. Welcome back, guitars, it was scarier than I imagined without you.

Upbeat drum kit leading us into Day 11. What happened to day nine and 10? Those were the days Kate was busy rocking some malnourished babies and nursing a kitten with a broken leg back to health and so of course it was edited out? It’s the editing I tell you!

They pull over the side of the highway and now Kate is throwing a fit because Jamie and Ashley can’t find some of the kids’ swimsuits. She tells the cameras that she texted instructions “this long” and holds her hands about three feet apart. A three-foot long text message just about swimsuits? My phone would probably automatically reject that one. I give her credit there, it must have taken ages to tap out three feet worth of all her usual convoluted nonsense and lies on her fifth pink iphone. “I don’t know how they could survive without me!” she laments. Well, for starters, the family might actually enjoy their vacation. Wouldn’t you know it, after just a little looking Jamie comes up with the swimsuits. All that moaning for nothing. More orders from Kate to do things her way, something about unless there are 16 tornadoes I must have my way, though really, Jamie, I wouldn’t bother, as all those instructions will be changed up the next time you touch base. Kate is like a human bingo cage, something new spits out every time you play. As Jamie walks back to her trailer, she sticks her thumb out to hitchhike. Ha! Oh, Jamie, a girl after our own hearts!

White water rafting on the beautiful Colorado. Ha, Ashley and Jamie are like this is our chance to escape, get a boat! When you’re spending the bulk of your vacation plotting how to get out of there, something is not right. Next thing you know they’ll be getting tattoos on their chests resembling the blueprints of the RVs and a map of the Colorado down their arms.



Mr. River Man tells the kids to pee in the river. Kate tells them they can’t do that (why?) but without so much as blinking Mr. River Man outright vetoes Kate and tells Clay to get in the water and demonstrate, yes we will pee in the river and have fun, screw you, Kate. I can already tell this little part of the trip is going to be great.

Kate wants the little kids in her boat, and doesn’t want to get wet. So, she’s going white water rafting but doesn‘t actually want to get any white water on herself? What, that orange tan isn’t waterproof? Seems her stupid logic applies not just to all her f-ed up relationships, but extends to river rafts as well. This is rather like holding your hand over a fire and demanding you better not get burned. Let’s see, what else can Kate dream up to complain about? Ah-ha, the seat is too hot. When Mr. River Man helpfully tries to wet it down, she freaks out and scrambles to the front of the boat, the wettest part, as Mr. River Man informs her. Ha.

“Sit down!” Kate’s husband orders her. I believe he forgot the other half of that, which would be, “and shut up!” Or if you prefer and probably necessary in this case, “shut the f up!”

Ashley, bless her heart, tries to educate the kids a bit about how this river formed the Grand Canyon. Eh, who wants silly trivia like that you’ll only ever need if you’re a contestant on Jeopardy when you can shout incessantly at Mr. River Man to make the boat go straight?

Jamie and Ashley are harassing the “boring boat.” They’ve turned into the mean girls, only Kate deserves every last stinking bit of it. I’ve never cheered for bullies before, Kate has brought me to this point. “Is it snack time? You only get one!” Jamie mocks. Heh, that’s great. So Jamie’s noticed the absurd portion control too? What’s next, Kate doles out ration cards? Isn't it wonderful to know after all this time, we, the non-fans, are not crazy after all?

Kate shouts back that they stuck her with the preschoolers. What preschoolers? She must mean her own multiple personalities, right? Not these smart, funny, growing seven-year-old kids going into first grade who really should be in second. Mr. River Man, God love him, calls Kate out: Um, as I recall, lady, you chose to ride with the “preschoolers.” As I recall as well, that’s exactly how it went down.

And in a very telling, multifaceted statement, Kate replies, “I did because they’re the youngest and they’re the um, the most defenseless.” Yup, control, that would be it exactly.

A couple rapids you would call kiddie if you‘ve ever done this before, and I keep wishing it were Kate that Kevin Bacon tried to kidnap and take down the Gauntlet and not Meryl Streep.


Kate is still complaining about getting wet. Mr. River Man cuts her down to size, telling her he made sure she didn‘t get a drop on her, that was the gentlest part of the river, I never said what you said I said I did (none of us ever said what Kate said we did, Mr. River Man), shut up you f-ing bitch, and the like.

The kids go swimming, Kate goes grimacing.

“We’re gonna give out an Academy Award at the end of the day and I’m nominating you,” Mr. River Man tells Kate. Baw-hahaha! He reminds me so much of our dear friend and Kiwi national hero Brad. Same story, different setting. Do you suppose River Man has a nephew working at a sky jump in New Zealand?

“She’s the type of person that can test one’s patience,” a producer says to Mr. River Man. Et tu, Brutus?

“Mm-hm, I would say that,” Mr. River Man replies. You know those moments in sports where you‘re watching the big game and they throw the Hail Mary pass and the receiver catches it, and you realize you just witnessed history? This is like that, only not nearly as fun. One for the history books in the land of Kate.

Day 12. The producers are in full on sell Kate down the Colorado river mode, as much as they possibly can with only a few days left. They interview the little kids, who say they much prefer the party bus, and the boring bus is very boring because all they do is watch T.V.; it’s “sad” one of them says. Yes it is very sad when all your mother cares to do to help keep you happy on a very long trip is to gather 200 DVDs together. Makes you wonder what’s happening at home.

For Kate’s next clue about where they are going, she takes an axe and carves out a long line in the dirt. I would try to take a guess what the heck this is supposed to be this time, but someone as unstable as Kate carrying a weapon as dangerous as an axe is leaving me too paralyzed, even the nice little guitar riffs in the background aren’t reassuring me this time, just please put it down, slowly. The kids once again guess it right away, although this time they say it was because they heard Jamie mention it. Boy does this piss Kate off that Jamie told them about that huge missing chunk of earth deep crevicey thing. Known to those not in the middle of a complete psychotic breakdown as the Grand Canyon. It doesn’t matter to hypocritical Kate that hypocritical Kate covered a bunch of containers with giant “Food for the RV” signs and that’s how Mady found out about the trip in the first place. Jamie’s response to all this? “She can kiss my $%&.” Oh, like she would bend over for that, Jamie!

More bus problems, this time with the generator on the boring bus. How cozy, Kate and Steve are sitting at a little table together to talk out this problem. This time Kate takes it much more calmly, and is even proud of the kids for handling it so well, probably because there is no possible way she can blame this on anyone else this time, certainly not Jamie and Ashley. You know she was racking her brain for a good three hours trying to figure out how to pin this on someone. When something bad happens to the party bus, it's all their fault. When it's Kate's bus, it's like we're frolicking in a meadow because why would it be Kate's fault?

Things were going so well until Kate announces they’ll probably switch RVs tomorrow as that is only fair. What the hell? I didn’t hear Kate offering to give up her RV when the party bus broke down. What a hypocritical piece of work.

Kate wants to cook chicken with grills Jamie says the RV park doesn’t even have; everyone else wants to just make it easy and get pizza after such a long day, including Steve. Kate stomps off in a huff, “I don’t care, that’s rude!” she shouts at Steve.

What’s rude, that everyone else wants pizza and Kate wants chicken? That’s not rude, that’s called majority rules. Maybe Kate thinks the expression is majority rude? She does tend to mix up her idioms a lot.

Kate demands Steve come into the RV to talk to her, like a hubby-wifey talk. When he won’t do it (because that’s weird, bizarro, outrageously inappropriate, all of the above?), she slams the door on him. Steve finally agrees to go in because how else will this ever stop? Mady explains to the cameras that Mommy threw a fit over pizza because they already had a candy bar today, and was upset about someone taking a photo. Oh, it all makes sense now. Not! Which is sort of Mady's body language.

Steve and Kate come back. And, we’re getting pizza, folks. HA-HA, he’s a stronger man that Jon! Kate, who is having an affair with Steve in her head, says we have footage to prove Steve scoffed at her about something or other stupid thing, this is so over, the chicken is going to waste, and wants Steve to take care of someone taking a photo across the way, which Steve refuses to do. You know, because it’s a public place and it’s a free (and great) country and all that. Incidentally, in a hot room in Philly sometime in the 18th century, the First Amendment was written exactly for people like Kate who don't want any of their misdeeds documented and criticized. Go Founding Fathers, especially the ones from PA. How could you have such foresight? I don’t know what Steve could be doing with that pair of pliers he keeps pinching throughout this other than visualizing pulling out Kate’s upper bicuspids with nothing but whiskey for anesthetic. Kate is tearful, because that’s what she does when she has absolutely nothing left to stay to justify her terrible behavior, but still holds out some kind of delusional hope we’ll sympathize with her.

Steve blames this all on the lack of air conditioning, and when asked if he would ever do a trip like this again, he replies “With these people? Ask me in about six months.” A random member of the crew, Danny, also cannot wait until this trip is over. Don't know where he came from, but, funny.

Day 13. Grand Canyon. “Ashley, don’t choke nobody,” the driver warns as they disembark. Is it so bad we’re contemplating first degree murder now?

Cara is very upset over some kind of dispute over underwear, and although it’s disturbing to see her so distressed, I have no idea why Mady got punished too. They are not the same person, Kate. But both Mady and Cara get sent to the RV to wait with Ashley. Unbelievable.

‘They look out over the beautiful Grand Canyon, which Kate calls wasted space. People with dollar signs for eyes like Kate can never, ever appreciate something that doesn’t give you something tangible back like dollar bills--they’re too busy wondering how many condos and McMansions they could squeeze in there. Kind-hearted Jamie just keeps talking about how Ashley, Mady and Cara are missing it. I know, aw. Kate says the canyon stretches 10,000 miles. No, Kate, try 277. Maybe she’s mixing this up with the Mary Chapin Carpenter song?

(Play as you read on, it may soothe you)



More RV trouble again? I am downright convinced Jon is paying someone to pour Koolaid into the gas tanks in the dead of night. Some light hearted teasing between Kate and Jamie, with the best comment of all being Jamie saying the kids' "attitudes go away when they come over here.” I bet they do.

Kate discovers that the party bus is digging into the pizza leftovers. She marches over there and demands they hand over Steve’s slice, as it was reserved by him last night. How old is Steve again, 12? Jamie is basically like, well, none of us knew that, but no problem, Mady will give it to him. Next Kate freaks out because Mady handed it to Steve with her bare hands, without wrapping it in foil. What the whaty what? Mady sobs, “Mommy, I’m sorry. I didn’t know, okay?” Aw, poor kid.

Kate says she is always the jerk on the trip running around like a nut. She knows? Ashley tearfully says she’s tired of Kate’s dramatics and that Kate always acts like Ashley does nothing. Exactly, Kate has zero appreciation for all her nanny’s hard work, five years worth of it. Kate says she’s the mastermind. So was Hitler.

In front of their window, Kate repeatedly insults Jamie and Ashley telling the cameras she does everything, Jamie and Ashley are not the same people, they have an HD TV and she doesn’t (oh, the humanity!) and other cruel, hateful things. Ashley slams the window on her, rightfully so.

Kate admits they helped, but they didn’t help enough, they didn’t ask her what they can do to help, which sounds exactly like what she used to say to Jon! He also finally couldn’t take it anymore. By the way, the nice thing about these episodes for Jon is that most of America not only understands the Ed Hardy phase, but now commends him for it and can’t fathom why it didn’t last longer. Really, Ed Hardy was as harmless as a sandbox and juice boxes compared to what he’s been through.

Ashley and Jamie, the adults still oriented to space and time on this trip, essentially say a blowup over one piece of pizza is childish. Which is pretty much what the 400 comments in this blog’s discussion thread said too, so at least they are not alone.

Commercials, and we’re back, and is Kate really, really going on about the stupid pizza still? And the HD TV. That HD TV really bothers her, doesn’t it? 27 Dresses just does not look as good slumming it on standard definition! Also she throws in that she is paying Ashley and Jamie, because I guess if you’re getting paid, you are not allowed to have feelings. Kate says they’re always 20 minutes late because Kate is doing everything.

Seems to me the camera men are filming Kate’s tirades for a bit, then skipping over to Jamie and Ashley to get the real story, then back to Kate, and back again. Heh. Ashley says actually, since Kate went there, the real reason they were late is because Kate was showering and doing make-up for two hours while they watched all the kids. We all knew that, don’t worry, Ashley.

Kate feels bad saying bad things about people she loves. I don’t believe for a second she really loves these people, because if she did, she would stop right now. Actually, she never would have started. She says they don’t take posh trips. Good one! Wait, that wasn’t a joke? See North Carolina, Alaska, Australia, New Zealand, the resort in Mexico, the foot licking in NYC, must I really go on?

Ashley lets it out of the bag that she’s been treated like this for five years. Thought so about that, too. She wipes away her tears. I feel for her so, because I was once in her shoes nannying for a famous (and nutty) woman’s children, I loved them, too, and I cried, too when I finally knew that as much as I loved the children, I mean really loved them as my own as she does, for my own sanity I had to leave. This is so very heartbreaking and personal for me, as I’m sure it is for so many other viewers, but in a strange way, I’m glad this all came out before the show is done for good. Maybe up in that big blue sky there was a reason this show dragged on so long, and it was so people could be pushed so much that they would finally let out the truth before all was said and done and these kids were left alone with their mother and no viewers anymore to keep tabs.

“I would die for these kids but I can’t spend one more minute with her,” Ashley says, “Please send me home.” The crew says they’re working on it.

A graphic says during a private conversation Ashley told Kate she was leaving. Kate will claim later she didn't know. Someone is lying, and I just checked, odds are now 400 to 1 it's Kate. Outside the RV, Ashley tells the kids “I love you with all my heart, don’t let anyone tell you any differently.” Who would be so horrifically evil as to tell the kids that? Hmm.



What I find so telling about this scene, which I don’t think has been mentioned yet, is that even Clay is there, looking up at Ashley sadly, so sorry to see her go. Ashley is such a sweet girl and good nanny even Clay feels the loss after only spending a few days with her. Ashley, if you ever stumble across this, you are a good person and a good nanny, don’t let anyone tell you any differently.

The kids are sobbing and telling her how much they love her. I am sobbing, too. It’s bullshit Kate isn’t there to comfort them and is only interested in telling the cameras her side of things. Kate’s reaction to Ashley leaving is “whatever.” She has to move on, people leave her life, she keeps on going. As she is driven away, Ashley says she’ll always love them and be there for them but just couldn't take it. Jamie says essentially she’s staying for the kids. She did not expect such a sad ending. Eh, I did, since it’s Kate.

Kate says pretty much everyone leaves her eventually, and makes it sound like it’s because of the kids. This sounds so familiar, because she pulled this same tired shtick when Tony walked out on her on Dancing With the Stars. And what I said about that a year and a half ago still rings true today:
Thank you for not quitting, Kate tells Tony. A lot of people have quit on me in my life. I wait for Tony to remove his cowboy hat and tearfully quiver, “I wish I knew how to quit you, Kart!” Whoops, wrong movie.


Now, see, if you didn’t know Kate that well, like maybe this is the first time you’ve really seen her in action, you might fall for that pathetic and manipulative “Everyone has quit on me” comment. But don’t, and I’ll tell you why! People in Kart’s life don’t quit on Kart. Kart DRIVES THEM AWAY. She has estranged all the children’s closest relatives and friends. She goes through nannies like the kids go through organic fluffernutter. You wouldn’t know it the way she tells it, but she filed for divorce first, not Jon. Yes, check the archives of Radaronline, the Shopping Kart is the Petitioner and Jon is the DEFENDANT! She actively drove him away by treating him like a doormat. She’s amassed more enemies than Bernie Madoff. Kate has always wanted us to believe that all those people are wrong, every single one of them, and she’s right. Uh-huh….This is Kate’s story. She is responsible for being alone.

It was Kate’s story then, it’s Kate’s story now, and unless she gets some serious mental health treatment, it will forever be her story.

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Pixie said...

I noticed how mouthy Hannah is, too. She yelled at Clay 'Don't throw mud at my mommy!" at the creek, retorted "Why don't YOU ride quietly?!" in response to her mother telling them to be quiet while she drives the RV and yelled at Mr. River Raft Man "Don't get my mommy wet!".

These kids are growing up with a skewed sense of the world. Good luck Kate when they turn teenagers. You think your older two are a handful? heh You have no idea, woman.

Administrator said...

Some of the kids are mouthy, it's the sad truth, I won't say who I think is more mouthy than others but if you watch you know, and it's because their role model is Kate, who is both mouthy at them and at everyone else in their lives.

Kids are watching you, watching the things that you do.

Pixie said...

"What the whaty what?" Priceless. Should have been the name for this 2-part RV episode.

fidosmommy said...

Brilliant! Brava! I feel like I just watched this fiasco, and didn't even have to turn on my HDTV. Thanks, Admin. Truly great work.

fidosmommy said...

As I said, I didn't watch, so am making a guess.
I've said all along that I like Ashley. I still like Ashley, even more now. I'm thinking that her Christian upbringing led her to believe that she was to give and give and give and never complain. She was to speak ill of no one, and show respect to all people. I believe she really tried to live by that principle for 5 years. She most likely prayed to God for strength to do the right thing each time she went somewhere with Kate.

When Party Girl Jamie was so close at hand during this trip, I think Jamie started saying this rule and that yelling were ridiculous, who puts up with this stuff, Kate's being impossible... and Ashley finally let loose with her own feelings about it. It's so much easier to do when you have a sympathetic ear! Jamie was willing to listen, probably encouraged Ashley to just vent. They helped each other cope with an almost impossible situation. I am very glad, from what I've seen, that they were
there together. They could take lemons and make lemonade together in their Party Bus. With a side of pizza.

MickeyMcKean said...

Great recap!

Just one little thing. You wrote:
Outside the RV, Kate tells the kids “I love you with all my heart, don’t let anyone tell you any differently.”

It was Ashley that tells the kids she loves them, not Kate.

No Regrets said...

As usual GREAT recap! Your descriptions of events is exactly how it happened. Talented!
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BigFanofKateG has deleted her account. :( I will actually miss that girl.
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Apparently, Ashley has befriended Ellen on Facebook. (I have not confirmed this, can't find either account on FB) This makes sense to me. She is the kids' nanny. She knows Jon, of course, so of course she knows Ellen too. I see nothing wrong with her being associated with Ellen. Apparently, the fans think Ashley is now the "enemy". Why would Ashley hate who they hate? She is the nanny to the kids. Friend of the family, so of course she can't and won't throw out Jon's partner. This is called getting along in life. This is called maturity. This is called loving those kids. Poor Ashley is now 'branded'.
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Anderson Cooper now has added Kate to his "Ridiculist" Hilarious. Of course, Anderson is only putting down Kate to further his career. LOL

The RidicuList: Kate Gosselin

http://ac360.blogs.cnn.com/2011/09/06/the-ridiculist-kate-gosselin/?hpt=ac_mid

Miss Culturati said...

Thanks for the recap. I don't watch anymore ... not that it matters all the way in Australia. I find it amazing how people justify this behaviour.
If the excuse for Kate's behaviour is that people are being paid, then surely she should be prosecuted for workplace bullying!
The last time I checked a pay cheque was not a form of indentured slavery.

But then I'm beginning to think all fans must be narcissists like Kate ... is that possible? Do narcissists (I hope that's right!) actually like to watch other people?

No Regrets said...

Miss Culturati said...
But then I'm beginning to think all fans must be narcissists like Kate ... is that possible? Do narcissists (I hope that's right!) actually like to watch other people?"
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I am not sure. But, it does make one wonder what sort of people they are, thinking that the way Kate acts is 'normal'. Most say they would act the same way. This is amazing to me. Her reactions to the least little bit of 'stress' is so over the top and 'abnormal'.

No Regrets said...

Very interesting question by a fan: Her cold answer is telling.

gagas5angelslynn bel
@Kateplusmy8 pls dnt take offense 2 this do u ever worry ur kids will grow up¬ let u b part of ur grandkids lives? like u w/ ur parents?


Kateplusmy8Kate Gosselin
@gagas5angels no


JoClary1JoAnnClary86
@Kateplusmy8 @gagas5angels her parents probably didn't think it would happen either! Time will tell!

No Regrets said...

CodyBlairCody Blair
@kateplusmy8 How long does it take for you to get the kids ready for school? You've clearly done a great job!!!


@Kateplusmy8Kate Gosselin
@CodyBlair ONE hour.. Barring grouchiness, disobedience or forgotten items :)

Ha, notice the emphasis on ONE hour. EXACTLY, ONE hour to get ready. And I bet it IS to the minute. "Ok ONE bite of your ONE pancake! Then ONE bite of your ONE peice of bacon! Then ONE sip of your milk, errr water, since I can't afford organic milk!" REPEAT, NOW.

Just Me said...

Here is my working theory on at least the partial reason that TLC threw Kate so violently under the bus with these last couple episodes.

TLC knew that cancellation was likely looming in a fairly short period of time. They have had to deal with Kate for such a long time and it has to have taken the patience of a saint. When they were bring in the big bucks, it was probably easier to stomach.

Now, everyone (but delusional Kate) knows it's just a matter of time before the end so dealing with her drama, rudeness and hysterics get tougher to handle with each passing second.

I imagine for some time, they have had to film much, much, MUCH more film than necessary to get enough usable film to show her at even the marginally passable levels that we have seen. The kids know about retakes, as evidenced by Mady wanting a redo on her fact last week and we have heard other accounts of multiple retakes before as well.

So what if right out of the gate for these RV eps (before they had fully decided whether to cancel or not), Kate was being a flaming bitch from hell. She didn't want to do an RV trip. She wanted a posh, 5 star vacay, so she was in a foul mood right from jump street.

Production has a little meeting and says screw this. We aren't in this for the long haul anymore, it costs too much to keep filming over and over and we aren't going to get anything usable anyway with her being in this kind of mood, so let's just let her freak flag fly as a last hurrah and call it a day.

If she gives them decent footage, they can use it and it's fine (and maybe they don't cancel), but if she is queen bitch from hell and gives them nothing and f's up the brand she's cooked and they cancel..game over.

Either way it's a win for them, really. They get a little payback for the years of hell and a little uptick in viewers for people tuning in to see her get a bit of karma or they keep the show going a few more eps because she gave them decent footage that people will actually enjoy and they can promote.

gotyournumberKate said...

I love your recaps! They're so illustrative and captivating that I have to read them twice because I want to read it so fast the first time.

You know, Kate really can't help herself. This is the most baffling thing to me. She really, truly doesn't get it. She really believes she does no wrong and is the perpetual victim. I think her behavior stems from her own upbringing. I don't know enough about her childhood to make an educated guess but I have seen examples of a strict, religious upbringing causing women to behave badly as adults. I also think Kate's food issues must come from her own upbringing. She is obsessed with food. Her feelings of grandeur and superiority come from somewhere and didn't just start when she began filming. This woman truly is a text book case. I almost feel sorry for her. I most definitely feel sorry for her kids. Thank God for Jon.

Speaking of Jon I saw he Tweeted last night that he no longer lives in an apartment and does have enough room for the kids now. Good for him!

hey jude said...

Thanks Admin, excellent recap!

"Let's just let her freak flag fly." This is Kate in a nutshell! ha, ha, ha.

No Regrets said...

Kateplusmy8 Kate Gosselin@
@mkbrownlow will b in touch soon re cereal drop off... Thanks!
3 minutes ago Favorite Retweet Reply"
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Haha, Don't worry Kate, she WILL remind you every hour on the hour! Good luck with this one. She won't get rid of this one for a LONG LONG time.

Gimme said...

Yay Jon! Thank you Lord. Jon just quietly behind the scenes putting one foot in front of the other, doing whatever he can when he can without selling his kids out to the highest bidder, making his money the hard way, and using it wisely. I really miss seeing Jon with the kids- what a great show it was then. I wish there was some way admin could publish all her recaps from day one to the end.

Gimme said...

What happened to the Sobe water?

No Regrets said...

The Sobe had been almost sold out when brownie went back. Only a few left, so she saw the cereal! Past the expiration date, but who cares? It is CHEAP.

Gimme said...

Oh and thank you TLC for giving us this raw footage of the real Khate turned cohesively into an episode for all the world to see and thank you TLC crew who didn't miss a thing. We saw that boom mike swing magically into place when Khate was ordering up pizza from the mouths of babes for Steve. My question is this, why didn't Steve eat with the crew like a bodyguard should. I am sure they weren't scrappin for 1 slice of pizza.

Falling like a brick said...

Kate is probably going to ask old Brownnose to purchase a plastic tub, put all the cereal in it and leave it at the gated entrance for Kate's housekeeper to pick up on her way in because she can't afford for Purse boy to come up here from Maryland and protect her from this nutter.

Gimme said...

Thanks no regrets - I missed that.

No Regrets said...

Falling like a brick said...
Kate is probably going to ask old Brownnose to purchase a plastic tub, put all the cereal in it and leave it at the gated entrance for Kate's housekeeper to pick up on her way in because she can't afford for Purse boy to come up here from Maryland and protect her from this nutter."

You have NO idea how much I wish something like this to happen. LOL Or her 'helper' go fetch it for her. brownie would be DEVASTATED, but she would 'understand' I am sure, since Kate is SO busy with all her duties. ha

hey jude said...

got your number Kate,

I have to respectfuly disagree with the part about religion causing Kate to act like she does.It may cause someone to act out and rebel by doing all the things they couldn't do while growing up.

It doesn't make you turn into a hateful hag like Kate, driving everyone away who disagrees with you.It sure doesn't make you treat your children like they are not lovable with such cruel words and actions.

She does have narcisstic behaviours and acts like a sociopath with symptoms of MPD and other disorders. I don't know what 's wrong with her, but she is about to explode with some kind of ?psychotic episode.

I grew up in a very strict,religious home. We weren't allowed to go to movies, dances,and I didn't even get to go to my grad, just the exercises!

We got to watch very little tv, read only Christian books, go to church 3 times a week and twice on Sundays. All my friends were at church, so I didn't really feel all that deprived. There are lots of worse ways to grow up, like the Gosselins'.

I'll take my growing up with parents who loved us and told and showed us daily! Jeepers, sorry to preach, leaving the pulpit now, sorry...I sure don't mean any ill feelings to you,got your number! ITA with the rest of your post.

No Regrets said...

Gimme, no problem.

You missed about a dozen tweets from brownie talking and talking about expired cereal and she only spent .95 per box instead of the $5 per box. ONLY spent 29 bucks for 21 boxes for Queen Kate! Never mind that is it organic cereal with NO preservatives, that is 2 months past the expiration date. HA Just reading that woman is exhausting.

Hippie Chick said...

I'm sorry if his has posted, but Anderson Cooper, by God that sexy handsome man, posted this: The Ridiculist, & Kate is on it! My husband told me. This is so funny!

http://ac360.blogs.cnn.com/category/the-ridiculist/?hpt=ac_ac4

TLC stinks said...

The recap is perfect. Perhaps Jon tweeting he has a house big enough for the kids is an indication he will fight her on custody?

Yes, some of the kids, unfortunately, are turning into little mini- Kates. They will be the mean girls in school.

It will be interesting to see if Jamie and Ashley stick it to Kate or make up excuses for her next week. Steve is disgusting. The crew revealed the relationship just by filming the interaction between those two. Don't know if it's physical, but it's way more than professional. If I were Steve, he better be careful if he walks away from crazy Kate. She knows where his family lives.

hey jude said...

Admin.

I forgot to say how much I like the picture of the man's bare chest. Bet Jon would like to have this tattoed on his!

No Regrets said...

minniemouse2650Holly Upton
@Kateplusmy8 Kate if Jon really thought about what he done wrong and told you he's sorry would you take him back

Oh boy. Another weird one. This one is obsessed with Jon and Kate getting back together. LOL She even tweeted her cell phone number to Kate and then asked is she 'wasn't allowed to call her" !?

Conceited much? said...

“That’s what they get!” Hannah, or possibly a parrot, shouts from inside an RV."
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LOL!!!

No Regrets said...

"TLC stinks said... Don't know if it's physical, but it's way more than professional."

It IS a strange relationship. MORE than 'friends', as she claims or should I say 'different'. Much, much more than a hired bodyguard. Just strange all the way around. Kate is the type of 'friend' who just sucks everything out of you. She is very, very needy.

Gimme said...

Brownie should know Khate doesn't do milk because organic milk is soooo expensive what good is cereal. She is going to have up the ante to get that meet and greet.

No Regrets said...

FINALLY someone spoke up, can't wait to read the response to this. LOL




elle_p_deeElle D
@Kateplusmy8 @mkbrownlow Kate, can u see this is dangerous? No celeb would meet a stranger to accept (expired) food. This looks bad on u...

57 seconds agoFavoriteRetweetReply

Hippie Chick said...

Would Jon get to watch these "shows" air beforehand? That should be in the clause. I know, too little too late now, since Yippee, her stupid show is canceled, but maybe, had Jon gotten to see some of this play out for the cameras, than none of it would have happened.

They are HIS kids too!!

No Regrets said...

Hippie Chick

I seriously doubt Jon has any dealings at all with TLC regarding this. Or any dealings with TLC at all.

He has even said he does not watch the show.

No Regrets said...

elle_p_deeElle D
@elle_p_dee @Kateplusmy8 In fact, ur Twitter acct is becoming a bit ugly & won't do u any favors in future. Permanent public record. Bad PR

2 minutes agoFavoriteRetweetReply

WHOEVER this is, is telling her sound advice. Wonder if Kate will just ignore her or bite her head off.

Bluenoser said...

hey jude said...
got your number Kate,

I have to respectfuly disagree with the part about religion causing Kate to act like she does.

Hey Jude, I grew up pretty much the same way you did except Church and Sunday School once a week and in the summer vacation Bible school. I didn't turn out a freak like Kate. I have three grown children I talk to daily and two wonderful grandbabies I see all the time - love it! We are a close loving family, not a dysfunctional mess like Kate's. That woman truly is a freak of nature. I just don't understand how one person can be so hateful. It is soooooo much easier to be kind; no work at all really unlike being a 'mean girl'.

Hippie Chick said...

No Regrets...
I missed your posts!!!!

hey jude said...

I love Anderson Cooper!

Kate not only made the ridiculist, she was at the top of the list!!!!!!

Falling like a brick said...

Admin-thank you for the recap! ! You've done us proud over these past years.

I think Ashley is very much empowered by how she stood up to Kate on the RV trip. It will be interesting to see how she answers the producers questions on the final show.

Hippie Chick said...

I can see being on a tight schedule in the morning. I can't believe I'm saying this...NOT DEFENDING HERE!!! UGH! I only have 1 child & it's down to the minute. And this year, he gets up earlier & my husband is home in the a.m., so he kinda threw a monkey wrench into the whole schedule, as much as I love him.

We have to be timed like that or else my son starts something & doesn't finish it. And since he's older, I have him doing things on his own, which takes longer. Making his own breakfast, packing his own backpack, remembering his deodorant, (of course I still ask!). So, a regimented schedule is important. But I see your point, she is SO regimented; eat your breakfast like THIS, put your shoes on like THIS, put your shirt on with THIS sleeve first...

TLC stinks said...

Any chance Jon might appear in a final couch interview?

Bearswife said...

ETA: I am trying again, I tried many times last night to post but something was wrong with blogger (I think). IDK, I ended up rebooting and of course I lost my long, and very articulate, post - and then got too tired and went to bed! So I will try again!

HEY Hey Jude!!!
I did respond to your initial post about the corn cob jelly, I imagine my response was missed. This is the first year that I made it. It is supposed to have a honey-like flavour, I made it more for the novelty than anything else.

http://chickensintheroad.com/cooking/how-to-make-corn-cob-jelly/

It did turn out runny, so I ended up re-making it with more pectin.

Anywho, I have been out of town since Friday afternoon and am desperately trying to catch up. I think I am only about 1300 comments behind - still on page four (count em, 4) of RV trip part 1.
Holy crow, you guys had lots to say when I wasn't around! *wink*
I really must go to bed now, if anyone had bothered to save me a glass of wine - I might consider staying up, too late now I suppose.
Who(m)ever had the lambrusco, next time save me a sip!

I will try and catch up today - but it is going to be hard!

And this is bearswife - b/c apparently the blogger monster hates me!

hey jude said...

Bluenoser,

I just happened to grow up in N.S, in the Annapolis valley. Must be something good in the water there! Where are you, if you don't mind my asking? I live in Sask. now.

I have 3 scrumptious g'children and 3 lovely daughters and I am sure not a messed -up cruel, nasty whiner like Kate is. I hope she is going to get some help, or is under the care of a good psychiatrist or psychologist, something. She scares me.....

bearswife said...

Grrrrr! I figured out why my post wouldn't go through after I tried for over an hour last night (and a 1/2 hour this AM).
I tried to use code to make my HEY Hey Jude!! come out bold - and once I removed the code it posted just fine. I will just be normal now!
OKAY, back to reading so many posts!!

No Regrets said...

"HIPPIE CHICK So, a regimented schedule is important. But I see your point, she is SO regimented; eat your breakfast like THIS, put your shoes on like THIS, put your shirt on with THIS sleeve first..."

Of course I get a schedule and getting kids ready for school. BUT as you can only imagine. Kate would go WAY overboard with her 'schedule' That was my point. EAT NOW. You have ONE minute to EAT your ONE pancake. LOL I can just HEAR her. Gawd.

She makes so much work for herself with all her lists and rules and schedules. Her organization is so complicated at times, you would spend HOURS to just follow the detailed 'instructions'. LOL

TLC stinks said...

Read on a sheeple blog that Kate tweeted has a new babysitter.

hey jude said...

Hi, bearswife, I guess I did miss the recipe.Thanks for telling me, I have all this corn to do something with...Corn wine, anyone?!!

I'm sorry, meant to save a slurp for you, but I was too thirsty after trying to read all these posts. Here, sending you a cyber -smoothie I just made ya, secret recipe! I've missed you!!!!

bearswife said...

Jude, have you ever canned? You can can the corn and it is great (or make corn relish!yum!). But if you are not a canner I think you can just slice the kernels off the cob and freeze them. You'd have to google that one b/c I'm not sure if you need to blanch it first.

I'm glad we finally connected on this. Now I must get another cuppa tea and catch up.

No Regrets said...

TheAustinMartinAustin Martin
@peoplemag: Kate Gosselin Worries: Will My Family Be OK? http://ow.ly/6nANm " THE KATE G. PEOPLE MAG ON NEWSSTANDS FRI! @kateplusmy8

10 minutes agoFavoriteRetweetReply

Will my family be ok? OH NO the whining just goes on and on.

hey jude said...

bearswife,
You just think you are going to be normal now! I suppose you're blamin' me now for the code in the Hey in my name, eh?

I put that on your computer when I was there! ha, ha, ha. Sorry, I couldn't resist! Now, I have tea all over my key-board, thanks a lot... Good to have you back!

mama mia said...

Love Anderson Cooper, you can tell anytime he is forced to interview this no talent twit that he is biting his tongue and sticking to the script and doing his best not to bitch slap her. I wish someone on tv would start snarking about how Kate keeps saying she loves her kids, then flip to these videos where she is screeching about Mady's disgusting dirty hands, and Alexis's missing bathing suit, and whichever kid knocked over the chair, and just keep showing how she is so horrible around them.

bearswife said...

One more thing - especially since I still in RV pt. one land - I was out of town for my anniversary.
DH thought it would be nice for us to go to the small town we met in and go fishing all weekend. He said everything was taken care of!
The first 2 (out of 3) nights I had to sleep in the car b/c there was no plans for accommodations. The fishing was great but after months of hot dry weather it was cold and rainy.
I never got to shower (3 days-yuck!), I lived out of the back of the SUV and a cooler full of ice.
This was my 'special' 5th anniversary trip!! Did DH and I fight? NO! Was I secretly pissed and making him miserable? NO! Did we make the best of a bad situation? YES!

So, um, uh, yeah, honestly - I'm sure |I could react better in spite of everything going wrong, unlike that kHate b*tch!

Dallas Lady said...

Kate is no longer following little college boy Austin, the one supposedly organizing the big shindig for her.

And she's still not following brownlow, despite saying she'd be in touch soon about the cereal. Go ahead and eat the cereal brownnose! You bought it, it's expired, might as well eat it!

Bluenoser said...

hey jude said...
Bluenoser,

I just happened to grow up in N.S, in the Annapolis valley. Must be something good in the water there! Where are you, if you don't mind my asking? I live in Sask. now.

Seriously!?! The Valley? I grew up on the North Mountain; the closest 'village' in the Valley was Paradise and I went to BRHS from grades 7 to 12. I grew up by the Bay of Fundy and boy do I remember the hot summer evenings and all of a sudden the 'ticka fog' rolling in. I now live outside Halifax near Sackville.

TLC stinks said...

On message board, Two Peas in a Bucket:

I stopped watching it back when it was Jon and Kate Plus 8 and I met the family. They were staying at the Disney Resort I worked at when they filmed the family's trip to Disney.

I can tell you everything that was shown on film was fake! They checked them into the hotel over and over again to get the 'right shot'. She was traveling with a TON of people, at least 3 nannies, plus her sister, sister's kids, etc. They had around 22 rooms booked for them, crew and entourage. They don't show that on the show. Kate was very demanding and not at all pleasant to the staff.

I never watched the show again.
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I think stories like this will keep coming out.

Bluenoser said...

Kate is suppposedly a nurse. Does this woman not realize that eating expired cereal can cause food poisioning? Even cans of pancake mix have 'best before' dates on them for a REASON. The reason, Kate is, one doesn't eat expired food because one can get salmonella. God that woman takes stupid to a whole new level. I know I've said that before but she just keeps raising the bar for stupid.

barbee said...

forgotwho commented that admin said kate made the comment about loving the kids, blah, blah. Here is admin's actual comment:

Outside the RV, Ashley tells the kids “I love you with all my heart, don’t let anyone tell you any differently."

One of the last couple words before this comment mentioned kate, but the comment was Ashley's.

We all know kate would never have the 'feeling' necessary to make the comment.

Can't wait to watch the realest finalist of finales next week. Wish Jon WOULD get the chance to add his 2 cents but then again he wouldn't want to do that where his kids would ever see it.

Just hoping she finally gets the comedown she so truly deserves. I mean slap in the face, kick in the ass, majorish humilationy knock down dragout the party's over message all in CAPS and bolded (so even for someone as 'slow' as she is can 'get it').

And this is NOT SNARK, this is a heartfelt wish for KARMA to be served to her on a golden plate.

She's such a c word said...

In addition to People (only 2 comments in support of Kate) she's crying poor in OK! Magazine.

http://www.okmagazine.com/2011/09/sandra-bullock-a-baby-at-47/

"Kate Gosselin: She’s broke without the show. With Kate Plus 8 canceled, high-living Kate Gosselin faces some harsh realities."

TLC stinks said...

Yep, she and kids will be on next week's People cover. Preesi has the screen shot. Looks like another air brush job.

Vanessa said...

Kate probably clued in about the cereal NOT being a good idea since there are NO preservatives in ORGANIC cereal by reading HERE!
She knows it will make her look even more stupid then she already does by accepting it now.

Saw the webisode of them doing laundry...she does NOTHING for her kids! Jamie says they should find a store for kids, Kart's "shoe-shoeing" them along...low and behold a JEWELRY store! OH my, HAVE TO CHECK THAT PLACE OUT!!
Sorry, she's an f-ing b*tch!

Bluenoser said...

In about two years if TLC did a 'where is she now' special on Kart I do think I would watch it. In two years surely she will come down to earth with the rest of us mortals and get a (gasp) job. She may not be living high off the hog then and may be scraping to make ends meet.......hmmm, doesn't that sound similar to what she was going to do as twisted kate.

Mandy said...

And this is NOT SNARK, this is a heartfelt wish for KARMA to be served to her on a golden plate.

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I'd prefer a paper plate!

As for Austin Martin, I think Kate just followed him to put him in touch with her manager, who probably told him to cease and desist, or maybe told him to see what he could come up with, but for security reasons (it's making Kate mad to deal with him), he shouldn't keep tweeting about it???

Great recap, Admin. I really appreciate you protecting the children in it and focusing on Kate. When I heard her say, "You stuck me with the preschoolers," RIGHT IN FRONT OF THEM, and watched their exressionless faces, I almost threw something at the TV. They are completely used to this emotional abuse and know that their best bet is to not make a peep.... UGH! How can anyone defend this sorry excuse for a mother unless they, too, have severe emotional problems?

SO glad this show is almost GONE!

What's up with this.... said...

On Monday, I watched the rv part 2 episode and dvr'd it. I watched most of the question and answer repeat episode. I thought I saw the preview clip of next weeks's show where it showed Kate crying and saying to the effect..I tried so hard to make him want to stay...I rewatched the rv part 2 episode and at the end they show the preview clip for next week but that was not there. Now I wonder if it was in preview clips showed during the repeat question and answer episode which I didn't dvr. Didn't anyone else see it? If it was there, then maybe they won't show it in next week's show. Like they didn't show the It's all about him statement in this week's show. Who could she have been referring to about trying so hard to make him want to stay?

Vanessa said...

How is it that the only adults who KNEW Steve had dibs on the pizza were Steve and Kate?
Where were Ashley and Jamie when all this transpired?

tate said...

Wow, Kate must be the most hated woman in America. The People article has 18 pages of negative comments. The Huffington Post has also linked the article and there are nothing but negative comments there also.

I truly hope this is the end of her and she disappears forever. She has the gall to whine about not having a job, etc. Of course, she has banked millions, gotten tons of freebies, luxury trips, etc. What about the people who are counting their food stamps or who are living hand to mouth or who can't afford to enroll their kids in private schools or drive a huge SUV? What about them Kate?? No one feels sorry for you. Go away and never come back.

koopdedoo said...

Great recap, Admin!! Thanks for taking the bullet for the team!

No Regrets said...

From the People article:

I've never quit a job in my life without having something else lined up. I don't know what's next.

First of all, Kate you were FIRED. Secondly, do you have ANY idea how dumb you sound? You were on a REALITY show. You had no plan B? You really thought that this would last forever? WHY didn't you have something else in the works? This just shows how really dumb and lazy you are.

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I'm freaking out. Big time," she tells PEOPLE in the new issue.

Really, Kate? You are twittering away how wonderful you are, how you look on the bright side of everything. You have HOPE. You know things will be just fine! You will make the tweeties proud of you! So which is it? You are 'freaking out' or you are just smiling and looking on the bright side of everything! WHO IS THAT ON TWITTER?

Westcoaster said...

Guess I can toss that issue of People in the can without looking, perhaps I will finally cancel the subscription. Will my family be OK? Well, only if you and they get some much needed therapy. As for broke without the tv show, what an outrageous statement to put out in front of the American public in this economy. Karma cannot come soon enough.

But thanks again for the recap, it was hilarious bedtime reading for me. That and her tweets just give me the giggles now and again. But the serious part truly is how this affects the children; it is beyond apparent that they all have issues from the filming, the divorce, and just simply living with a crazy narcissist. Life is far from normal in the Gosselin household, and my guess is that it will never be. Obviously from reading some of the life stories told here, some of them may grown up ok, but it sure won't be easy for them.

Kate doesn't rate said...

Excellent recap, Admin. Kate is staggeringly dysfunctional. Sometimes it's a cruel world; that someone as ill-equipped to handle normal daily life stress would have 8 children.

No Regrets said...

@Kateplusmy8 I have twin boys - 4 yrs- that r a handful! Did u have that problem + what did u do when they fought or whine? Help!

These mothers who ask for advice from her kill me. Didn't they watch the show? SHE IGNORED THEM. Even at that age she let 'work it out themselves'. This is the reason they STILL do these things. I swear. Get advice some someone who actually was involved in raising their kids.
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This woman gets my blood boiling with her constant whining and pity parties. I guess she thinks her interviews will land her a sympathy job? LOL

Lake Up North said...

The bright side for Kate I suppose would be she still has a roof over her head, her kids are still in school, she obviously has money to pay the bills even if she says she doesn't. She has enough time to twitter the whole day and Kate still has plenty of time to whine about how hard she has things now without a job.

The freaking out part for Kate must be that she might actually have to go back to nursing because there haven't been any other reality TV or regular TV/hosts positions offered to her. She might be freaked out that she will lose her security team/bodyguard or actually have to pay for a minimum vacation herself, or worse yet actually have to travel somewhere with her 8 (oh-so-many) children by herself without nannies, helpers, assistance and a film crew.

But I guess today just must be a bad day for Kate because everywhere you look things have turned negative against her...sounds familiar, just like Jon got negative reflections. If I believed in Karma, this would be about it.

A Pink Straight Jacket For Kate said...

Administrator, I am furiously clapping my hands and giving you a standing ovation!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

BRAVO!! Take a bow. Beautifully written.

I hate to say it, but thank you to the producers, and God bless Ashley & Jamie.
If I was in their shoes, I would have been escorted away in handcuffs, and in a police car.

Kate, you are just horrible. The world knows you are horrible. No amount of excuses is going to take away the fact that you are SICK IN THE HEAD. GET HELP ALREADY.

Oh, and Kate.... you're done in show business. Don't you dare blame anyone but yourself for that.

Vanessa said...

I'm beginning to wonder when Kart was trying to re-invent herself as "can-do-kate" if TLC execs were giving her another chance THEN?
"I can only give you bad footage because my useless husband is here. Trust me, when he's gone, all will be sugar and lollipops" She (ahem) "tried" this new "positive" persona and it didn't work, it was sooo fabricated and staged. TLC DID lose ad dollars because of her, no doubt about it, AND viewers. Then after the Palin fiasco, didn't she disappear for a bit and people were wondering if she didn't have the riot act read to her by the execs? THEN she disappears again shortly after the RV trip? It WAS her last chance I think and she probably made a huge stinking scene...and NOW? Who has the last say Khate?

TLC stinks said...

I think the fact that TLC production had to explain onscreen the reason Kate was not present when Ashley left was very interesting. It was obviously a lie that she was doing an interview (where's that interview?) Kate must have really had a meltdown when she and Ashley confronted each other privately in the RV. I'm sure trusted bodyguard was there to insure Kate didn't take that hatchet to Ashley (you know, the hatchet she was swinging which she used to make thegrand canyon clue. Love it that the camera guy zoomed in on it. And did anyone notice how zoned out she seemed in that scene?). Kate is one scary woman.

Administrator said...

I wonder what would have happened if instead of engaging with Kate's craziness, Ashley and Jamie had just shut the window on her and let her tell her pizza crap to the side of the RV. Just flat out ignore her. Okay crazy sure yup right on that.

Would Kate implode or would eventually she move on to the next thing?

Administrator said...

I know it's been discussed before but it irks me to no end the way Kate doesn't seem to realize that watching 11 kids, entertaining them and keeping them happy and out of the way so other adults can get things done, IS helping. Big time helping! How could anyone possibly accomplish anything on this trip with 11 kids unhappy and underfoot? There were only a few tears, for the most part these two nannies kept these kids on autopilot. They did exactly what a nanny is SUPPOSED to do.

I have traveled with a nanny, and your role is anything to do with the kids and that's what was explained to me and that's how it went down. I was never asked to leave the kids behind and go help with some chore elsewhere another adult could easily do while I watch the kids.

If I can find it, there is an excellent blog post somewhere from a nanny I believe in Toronto who explains why traveling with a nanny is actually ball-busting hard work that a lot of people don't appreciate. It's NOT a vacation for you, it's often harder than being a nanny at home because you're ON 24/7.

this is crazy said...

Gimme said: I wish there was some way admin could publish all her recaps from day one to the end.

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Admin, put them into a book. "The Rise and Fall of Kate Gosselin".

TLC stinks said...

Having your daughters give you nightly massages is strange or is that just me?

A Pink Straight Jacket For Kate said...

People magazine
Kate Gosselin Worries: Will My Family Be OK?

http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20526134,00.html


457 not so positive comments....

JudyK said...

Adm, just finished the recap and haven't read the comments yet, but this recap is an absolute masterpiece. You know Kate so much better than she knows herself, and here's one of my favorite quotes:

"Kate says she’s the mastermind. So was Hitler."

Administrator said...

This link should take you to all the recaps :-)

http://www.realitytvkids.com/search/label/Recaps

Kate is a twit said...

Regarding the Today show appearance--Has anyone actually seen it mentioned anywhere that Kate will be on the show on Monday? I checked TV Guide.com, and they have Nate Berkus as a guest, and then "the end of Kate plus" as one of the topics. It doesn't say that she is going to be a guest. Although someone did tweet that they saw her at Rockfeller Center.

I see that People and OK have articles about her this week-guess this is the start of her "Pity Tour-Part Two".

A Pink Straight Jacket For Kate said...

TLC stinks said...

Having your daughters give you nightly massages is strange or is that just me?

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It's strange. But it could be worse.

Gosselin girls, if mommy asks for a Brazilian wax- RUN!!!

;o)

A Pink Straight Jacket For Kate said...

Waaaaaahhhaahahaahahahaha!

Thanks "No regrets" for posting that Kate made Anderson Cooper's "Ridiculist"

http://ac360.blogs.cnn.com/2011/09/06/the-ridiculist-kate-gosselin/?hpt=ac_mid

Anderson Cooper is a hater... ;o)

TLC stinks said...

Someone tweeted they saw her in NYC but that was weeks ago so it may not be a live interview. I guess there is some connection with TLC and Today Show for this booking. Looks like TLC wants to squeeze every bit of publicity they can.

Ohhhh yes. A Brazilian wax would be wayyy worse. And if she can't "afford" the pedicures, perhaps she'll have the twins each do a foot!

LaLaLandNoMore said...

Thanks, Admin, for a great recap! Kate is a strange duck to say the least, and just needs to be gone from any limelight. Whoever said they can't wait for Karma to hit her, I agree! She is so mean-spirited it's sickening. What is she teaching her kids about how to treat people? Nothing, absolutely nothing! Kate doesn't deserve to be on the cover or tv screen ever again! She needs therapy, not more baby-sitters! Her kids can wipe themselves, bathe themselves, and I'd guess they can prepare their own food and wash their own clothes by now. Save your money, Kate. Teach them how to be self-sufficient. Oh, that would fly in the face of your sick control issues. Fix yourself on the inside. Your life will be better and you'll become a better mother for your kids. You are too superficial to tolerate in my view. I'm done with everything Gosselin for good! Sticking a fork in it now. Good wishes to everyone on this blog. Admin, you have done a great job, but I'm signing off for ever more.

mama mia said...

It would be a hoot if all those confidentiality agreements expire once the show ends. Poor Ashley was likely underpaid on top of it all. Imagine being taken to all these wonderful places and then being ordered to stay back at the hotel or in the bus with the sick kid or the bratty kid. I still can't get over how silent Kate has been on the negative press directed at her children. Cher could give her some tips on how to stand up and fight for your kids!

PJ's momma said...

What got me was when Ashley was so upset and saying she'd been treated shabbily for 5 years, her hands were shaking so badly. Then the camera guy covered his lens and pointed it down so she could have a bit more privacy. I respected him for that much but then they panned in on the kids sobbing and no 'mother' to comfort them and I was heartbroken for them and disgusted. Y'all who called her tweeting frenzy 'damage control' are spot on. But just as she calls her 'preschoolers' defenseless (another thing that was jaw dropping for me), she cannot defend this horrible treatment of people she says she loves.

Pants On Fire said...

Gimme said...

I wish there was some way admin could publish all her recaps from day one to the end.
^^^^^^^^^^^
I so agree with you. Admin is a fantastically talented writer. I believe that a published volume of her recaps would be a hot seller.

Michelle said...

With all the economic troubles facing the average middle class family, People magazine is really doing a "poor Kate, how will she survive" cover story? The Today show is really going to have her on to sob about her unknown future next Monday? Will either point out that she's made more over the last two years than most families will ever see?

Seriously, what is wrong with these people? Are they just screwing with the American public?

silimom said...

First off, the Anderson Cooper clip? Hilarious!!! I'm sure he's wanted to do that ever since he met her a year ago.

The People cover? Please. But Gosselin, 36, whose messy divorce from husband Jon played out in the tabloids – and on TV – in 2009, vows to work hard to keep the lifestyle she's provided for her kids.

"I told them I will work my fingers to the bone to make sure that they can stay here and go to their school," she says. "There are no guarantees in life for anyone, but they know that I'm giving it my best shot."


Kate, the lifestyle isn't important. It's what you teach your kids about how to live life that counts. But it seems you don't quite get that.

And Kate? How sad that you didn't invest your money properly to insure that you'd have investment income to live off of once the show ended. At least, that seems to be what you're implying.

Oh and did anyone pick up on the fact that she was criticized on this blog last night for not ensuring the twins had gotten enough sleep because they were up at 10 giving her a massage and then lo and behold:

GM my tweeties!Had best sch am yet!Kids were ready and happyX8 almost ten minutes early!Please let that be the new norm??! Have a great day!

TLC stinks said...

Yes. Anyone who has sympathy for someone who made millions is like having sympathy for the crooks who made millions from the housing crisis. I hope the tax man comes after them all.

url said...

Kart made it sound like she was paying Ashley, and Jamie and her kids to go on the rv trip. TLC probably paid them. Who paid for their airline tickets, food etc. during the trip? I doubt Kart paid for their expenses or Ashley and Jamie's babysitting services during the trip. So TLC didn't even show the Las Vegas end of the trip. I guess they figured out no one was interested in watching Kart lounging at a resort pool in her bikini again. I don't blame Ashley for leaving after Kart didn't allow the twins and Ashley from viewing the Grand Canyon. What an awful thing to do to her and the twins (who were also working during this trip). It's good that Ashley got to say the things she did on film.

Jenna Does said...

Back story on Anderson Cooper if nobody knows: His brother killed himself (by jumping off a building) when he was in college & his dad died when Anderson was in college. He actually sneaked into a luncheon or something hosted by journalists (I think), making a fake press pass & recorded it for his college & it won awards. He got to where he was DOING things & BEING places. I admire his work ethics. I can't wait for his daytime show. He must think Kate is a joke. I don't know how he sat there w/ Kelly Ripa (a close friend of his apparently) & held his tongue.

He doesn't have to on his new show! He refuses to speak out about his sexuality which I think is great. That does not, nor should it, make a person who they are. He is just the BALLS. I adore him.
~Hippie Chick~

Dwindle said...

hey jude said... Hi, bearswife, I guess I did miss the recipe.Thanks for telling me, I have all this corn to do something with...Corn wine, anyone?!!

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You had to know I would giggle at that one, right? LOL!

@bearswife: hey jude and I tried to save you some Lambrusco but I think we ended up drinking it in your honor! dont worry, we will have another wine party soon! HAHAHA!

Dwindle said...

Admin, the recap is scathingly brilliant. Several times I had to pause, to laugh and savor your line or paragraph.

So could someone clarify for me: After all that, Cara and Kate argue about underwear, and the twins get grounded to the RV and arent allowed to see the Grand Canyon? I dont understand...

Vanessa said...

Good point silimom,
When you claim to be the most organized planner out there, why did you not PLAN your financial future? She's just spewing the same crap she always has, it's the only ammo she's got. She gets "something" out of playing the martyr/victim that we all just "don't get". It feeds some vile inner need. She's a wack-job and she will never see it, never. Even psychiatrists say they cannot help narcissists because they will never be convinced that they need to change.

url said...

Kart better claim the expired boxes of cereal on her taxes if she's not paying for them. She needs a special IRS form just for twitter grifting gifts.

SAHM said...

http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20526134,00.html


And so the pity party starts!

AuntieAnn said...

Great recap Admin. Really great. I agree with the others, a book of your recaps would be a bestseller.

Random thoughts: I LOVE the river man for not taking one ounce of crap from Kate. She got verbally bitch-slapped by him a dozen times. I raise my glass to him. (oh and I noticed the golden child stayed at her side when the rest of the kids jumped in the water.)

Ashley's departure: Those children will now be deprived of her companionship too. They're not allowed to be secure in their love of anyone because they could be gone in the blink of an eye, thanks to Kate.

TLC is going to drag out the annihilation of Kate by airing yet another episode of this travesty. As evil as Kate is, they nurtured this along until it came to an ugly end. I still hate them for what they've done to this family...which leads me to something Roger Ebert wrote about The Truman Show:

Because we can engineer genetics, because we can telecast real lives--of course we must, right? But are these good things to do? The irony is, the people who will finally answer that question will be the very ones produced by the process.

May God help those kids.

A Pink Straight Jacket For Kate said...

TLC stinks said... On message board, Two Peas in a Bucket:

I stopped watching it back when it was Jon and Kate Plus 8 and I met the family. They were staying at the Disney Resort I worked at when they filmed the family's trip to Disney.

I can tell you everything that was shown on film was fake! They checked them into the hotel over and over again to get the 'right shot'. She was traveling with a TON of people, at least 3 nannies, plus her sister, sister's kids, etc. They had around 22 rooms booked for them, crew and entourage. They don't show that on the show. Kate was very demanding and not at all pleasant to the staff.

I never watched the show again.
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I think stories like this will keep coming out.

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"Kate was very demanding and not at all pleasant to the staff."

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Surprise, surprise...

Stewmama said...

I saw the preview to the Finale that will be shown next Monday. It's not right that TLC is going to show behind the scenes from Jon and Kate plus 8 when it's the finale of Kate plus 8. Completely different shows. Ticked me off when I saw Kate all dolled up talking about Jon while crying. Jon should NOT be in this finale! NOTHING from Jon and Kate plus 8 should be allowed. That show had it's ending. It just sucks because I know Kate will once again say her crap about Jon yet he'll not be there to give his side.

Charlez said...

Now that the show has been cancelled, what will I miss the most? Hands down, it will be Admin's recaps! Such talent, such wit!

Excellent!

Michelle said...

Did anyone watch the clip of doing laundry/shopping in Wyoming from the RV trip that TLC has up on their website?

Of course for a two week RV trip, Kate is trapsing around in 4 inch spike heels. Who packs 4 inch spike heels for a camping trip? Only Kate! The most organized, hands on mom in the world.

After they get the laundry started, they decide to check out the local shops. Jamie hopes they find a store the kids will enjoy looking in, but instead Kate spots a jewelry store and spends 30 minutes inside checking out jewelry while Ashley and Jamie sit outside the store with the kids.

There's also a great rafting clip where Jamie offers Ashley $100 to get Kate wet.

A Pink Straight Jacket From Kate said...

"Kate discovers that the party bus is digging into the pizza leftovers. She marches over there and demands they hand over Steve’s slice, as it was reserved by him last night. How old is Steve again, 12? Jamie is basically like, well, none of us knew that, but no problem, Mady will give it to him. Next Kate freaks out because Mady handed it to Steve with her bare hands, without wrapping it in foil. What the whaty what? Mady sobs, “Mommy, I’m sorry. I didn’t know, okay?” Aw, poor kid."

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Poor kid is right. What kind of a monster takes food away from a child?

Beyond words.

Mel said...

recaps....I have to read them twice because I want to read it so fast the first time.

Totally true! Admin-you do an outstanding job! Awesome!!!! The recaps are by far the BEST part of this blog!

--I had noticed that about Clay. Interesting that he was the first kid to run up to her. He seemed genuinely moved. Hard to say if he was really going to miss her, or if he was responding to all the emotion. In any case, it says that poor little guy has a big heart.

--Kate coming out of the RV and picking up the ax. She looked like how I feel this morning after quite a few choclatini's last night. Whatever the case, she was really out of it.

--What Kate said in the preview for next week, blah, blah, Jon, blah..."I couldn't make him want to be here." Goodness woman! Why, oh why, would he WANT to be there?????

No Regrets said...

The attack on Anderson Cooper didn't take long. This time by the 'relative' on twitter. The "RIdiculist" is not 'news' and Cooper was 'unprofessional' in his 'reporting'. Uninformed much? Oh yeah, and Anderson 'stutters'. He should have put a lot of 'ummms' in there.
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CaseyKreiderCasey Kreider
@acemme @MikeAmrock @AndersonCooper @KatePlusMy8 Just watched Anderson Cooper's piece on Kate. Ridiculous. Pathetic excuse for journalism.

CaseyKreiderCasey Kreider
@acemme @MikeAmrock @AndersonCooper @KatePlusMy8 As usual Anderson stuttered through the entire piece. The piece says more about AC than KG

CaseyKreiderCasey Kreider
@DanaWardOnline @andersoncooper @Kateplusmy8 I have lost all respect for Anderson Cooper. Ridiculously unprofessional "report" and not news

CaseyKreiderCasey Kreider
@SouthSidaLife Anderson's piece is hardly humorous. It is stupid. Difficult to listen to AC anyway because he stutters so. Unprofessional.
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A fan tweeted that Kate needs to learn to relax. A nice tweet, with that suggestion. (couldn't copy, twitter froze on me) Unless you have 8, count em 8 kids you can't tell Kate to relax! Imagine that. The same 'logic' runs in the family too.

CaseyKreiderCasey Kreider
@SusanSArcelay @anderson @Kateplusmy8 Only another mother of EIGHT children has the right to tell another mom of 8 to relax. Really.

AuntieAnn said...

Mel said...

--What Kate said in the preview for next week, blah, blah, Jon, blah..."I couldn't make him want to be here." Goodness woman! Why, oh why, would he WANT to be there?????
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Isn't that just like her... "I couldn't make him want to _______" fill in the blank. She really believes she has command over other people's desires and if they don't follow that command by god they're out. Her overuse of the word mastermind was actually quite frightening too. And did you see how she was stumbling to find the word "appreciated" during her meltdown about Ashley and Jamie? That's because she's never had to use the word before.

Bluenoser said...

Casey Kreider
@acemme @MikeAmrock @AndersonCooper @KatePlusMy8 Just watched Anderson Cooper's piece on Kate. Ridiculous.

Well Casey did have it correct but her punctuation was in the wrong place. I am sure she meant to put a comma after Kate's name so it would read "Kate, ridiculous' which Kate really is.

I will believe Casey is a relative of Kate's when, and only when, she can prove it beyond a point. Myself, I think it is just another lowly sheeple using a pseudonym (for you sheeple that means alias...........errrr, ahhhh, made up name).

Out And About In Berks County PA said...

Regrets - there was a total of 80 tweets from Brown Noser to Kate about the juice/cereal. I think what happened was that she went to the store, saw only 13 bottles of Sobe left and figured that it wasn't worth buying them because Kate would say to just forget it. Plan B: CEREAL! Load up on cereal, as much as they had because that would surely get her in the gate.

She can't leave the cereal by the gate, though. We are in monsoon season, with flood warnings. She'll have to send someone to pick it up, or suggest that she mail it. Brownie should tell Kate to send her a pre-paid box!

A local news station did a story not too long ago about someone who got deathly ill from eating a grain-based product that was only a month past the expiration product. He almost died. Warnings were put out not to eat any kind of product, such as cookie or pancake mixes, that were past the expiration date because they could contain a toxic mold.

Sorry to see BigFan go. I still think that that she was drunk tweeting during that fight. It just didn't sound like her. She never should have figured out that everyone could see her tweets - she'd still be there. She might surface with another ID. She needs Kate as a friend.

"I can tell you everything that was shown on film was fake! They checked them into the hotel over and over again to get the 'right shot'. She was traveling with a TON of people, at least 3 nannies, plus her sister, sister's kids, etc. They had around 22 rooms booked for them, crew and entourage. They don't show that on the show. Kate was very demanding and not at all pleasant to the staff."

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Someone on the staff at a hotel (can't remember where) wrote that when the entourage left, the rooms were a pig sty. I wonder what the RVs looked like after the trip.

Dwindle said...

OT, but I am hoping you will allow?;

@ bearswife and hey jude and all: saw a great tip on a cooking show about how to strip the corn kernals from the cobb. When shucking it, leave yourself about a 2" 'handle' on the end of the cobb. Put the 'handle' in the center hole of your bunt pan. As you run your knife down the cobb the kernals can fall willy-nilly into the bunt pan and the 'handle' that you put into the center hole helps hold it up so all you need to do is steady it. I have done it this summer and it cant be easier!

Of course I managed to do it all all all alone without a camera crew to film it... Sigh.

kat said...

I didn't know twittering all day was " working my fingers to the bone". Poor thing...she should rest those delicate fingers of hers. If that what she calls work....She is soooo full of crap. ------- by the way... she's taking a beating over at people mag blog. I can't believe anyone is this hated.

Anonymous said...

A Pink Straight Jacket From Kate said...

Poor kid is right. What kind of a monster takes food away from a child?

Beyond words.
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The same kind of momster who denies her child water on national television.

Mel said...

I'm confused as to the timing.

If they stopped to do laundry in Jackson Hole (per the webisode), how did they manage to run out of underwear for Hannah by the Grand Canyon?

url said...

Maybe Steve's contract will expire in 6 months also and that's why he told them to ask him again about going on another trip in 6 months. He probably couldn't say anything while he's still under contract.

AuntieAnn said...

No Regrets said...

A fan tweeted that Kate needs to learn to relax. A nice tweet, with that suggestion. (couldn't copy, twitter froze on me) Unless you have 8, count em 8 kids you can't tell Kate to relax! Imagine that. The same 'logic' runs in the family too.

CaseyKreiderCasey Kreider
@SusanSArcelay @anderson @Kateplusmy8 Only another mother of EIGHT children has the right to tell another mom of 8 to relax. Really.

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Funny, my grandmother gave birth to 13 babies (no multiples, ll survived). She raised them all on a farm without running water, kept an immaculately clean home, cooked three meals a day and helped her neighbors whenever needed. She was the kindest, most relaxed person that ever walked the earth. So fuck you CaseyKreider, it CAN be done.

E-town Neighbor said...

I will believe Casey is a relative of Kate's when, and only when, she can prove it beyond a point. Myself, I think it is just another lowly sheeple using a pseudonym (for you sheeple that means alias...........errrr, ahhhh, made up name).

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Yes. But how did the lowly sheeple find out that there really is a Casey Kreider living in E-town?

She can't listen to AC because he stutters? Has she ever tried to sit through one of Kate's umm,ummm,ummmm, like, ummm...in all honesty, ummm,well,ummm interviews?

Typical for a sheeple to divert, divert, divert. AC's piece was shoddy journalism because he stutters. Yeah right, okay. Whatever.

Lake Up North said...

AuntieAnne said...

it CAN be done.

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Yes it absolutely CAN be done, I agree. Your grandmother is proof of that.

Dwindle said...

"Kate discovers that the party bus is digging into the pizza leftovers. She marches over there and demands they hand over Steve’s slice, as it was reserved by him last night. How old is Steve again, 12? Jamie is basically like, well, none of us knew that, but no problem, Mady will give it to him. Next Kate freaks out because Mady handed it to Steve with her bare hands, without wrapping it in foil. What the whaty what? Mady sobs, “Mommy, I’m sorry. I didn’t know, okay?” Aw, poor kid."

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If Kart noticed that little Mady had hands full of raw sewage or whatever, why didnt she react that HER CHILD was eating with dirty hands? Why was THAT ok, but not ok to touch STEVIE'S pizza?

Maybe they edited that part out, where Katie lovingly helped her daughter wash her hands, sat her on mommy's lap and gently counseled her about germs and always washing up before eating and then kissed her gently on her cheek?

And Mady frightened and crying and apologizing? Maybe they edited out the part where Kart put her arm around her child, soothed her, told her mommy was sorry for yelling and over reacting and not to worry about it because Mady is such a good girl and always so helpful and mommy loves you so much. And then they went hand in hand and picked flowers for 2 or 3 minutes.

Coz everyone knows that is the kind of mother Katie really is, except the darned editing folks teamed up with some CGI company and created this mentally ill freak that TLC showed on TV.

Mel said...

People in Kart’s life don’t quit on Kart. Kart DRIVES THEM AWAY. She has estranged all the children’s closest relatives and friends. She goes through nannies like the kids go through organic fluffernutter. You wouldn’t know it the way she tells it, but she filed for divorce first, not Jon.

Read this on a web site:

You will usually see a track of mysterious upheavals in the narcissist's life. Once the narcissist has crapped enough on one person and they begins to stink they have to move on.

The narcissist finds a way to make it look like she dumped them and not vice versa so it always appears on the surface that she was the one wronged in some way requiring her to get rid of those "bad" people.

High turnover in social circles and relationships is a sign of a narcissist.

AuntieAnn said...

Lake up North -- Thanks :o) she was the epitome of grace (too bad it never rubbed off on me, ha!). She even found time to sit and read to her grandchildren and knit us all something for birthdays and Christmas. My mother, who was her daughter-in-law, called her a saint (how often do ya hear that?). That's why Kate rubs me the wrong way. She really doesn't know the "meaning" of family.

No Regrets said...

Out And About In Berks County PA said...A local news station did a story not too long ago about someone who got deathly ill from eating a grain-based product that was only a month past the expiration product. He almost died. Warnings were put out not to eat any kind of product, such as cookie or pancake mixes, that were past the expiration date because they could contain a toxic mold.

I was shocked when Kate said expired cereal was ok. BY A COUPLE OF MONTHS! I have never bought anything consumable that was expired. No matter how cheap it is. It has to be for the kids, she did say organic cereal was more expensive than the 'big breakfast' of ONE pancake, ONE slice of bacon. I still can't get over those kids didn't get ONE HALF of a banana, too! Poor brownie is still waiting nervously for that meet. She is the type who will bug you to DEATH. Ugh

Plan B: CEREAL!

hahaha At least SHE had a plan B, Kate doesn't have one. "I am so worried" " I am freaking out" "I don't know what my family will do" sob sob



kat said...
I didn't know twittering all day was " working my fingers to the bone"


AuntieAnn said...
So f*** you CaseyKreider, it CAN be done.


You guys have me LMAO, literally!!

Mimi to 3 said...

All this seems to pale in comparison to what is happening here in Texas. Wildfires are out of control. In one small scenic town along the Colorado River, over 1000 homes have been destroyed by the fire and one of the loveliest state parks has been 60% destroyed and the fire is not under control. We are in the middle of the worst drought in our history and the latest reports say no change through next summer. Truly very, very frightening. We are on water rationing already, I can't even imagine what another year will do.

I'm curious and wonder if anyone could answer this question for me. I guess I have led a sheltered life because I have never known a narcissist before. Is this really what they are like all the time or do they ever take 'time outs' and behave normally? If not, then the kids have this to look forward to for the rest of their lives. I believe she also has a massive case of OCD on top of the narcissism and it is my opinion that she is just mean all the way around.

Super Soaker said...

http://tlc.discovery.com/videos/kate-plus-8-mission-to-soak-kate.html

Above is a clip where Kate threatens her children with no dinner if they get her wet while on the rapids.

Vanessa said...

THIS is how organized she is? They ran out of clean underwear for the tups? Wouldn't you think about doing laundry BEFORE you run out???

Michelle said...

Mel said... I'm confused as to the timing.

If they stopped to do laundry in Jackson Hole (per the webisode), how did they manage to run out of underwear for Hannah by the Grand Canyon?
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Good catch, Mel. The "little kids" were on Kate's RV. Did the most organized mother of all time, the "mastermind", forget to put all the little kids laundry in the laundry bags.

She must have somehow been sabatoged by Ashley and Jamie yet again!

No Regrets said...

"Vanessa said...THIS is how organized she is? They ran out of clean underwear for the tups? Wouldn't you think about doing laundry BEFORE you run out???"

It wouldn't have taken much effort to wash out some underwear by HAND for the kids. Well, for most it wouldn't be much effort.

Kate doesn't rate said...

Regarding the Saga of the Cereal, Kate tweeted this morning:

Kateplusmy8
@mkbrownlow will b in touch soon re cereal drop off... Thanks!


To which brown-nose replied:

mkbrownlow
@Kateplusmy8 Alrighty! Whenever suits you. :)


I think brown-nose now owns a whole lot of outdated organic cereal.

No Regrets said...

Mimi to 3 said...All this seems to pale in comparison to what is happening here in Texas. Wildfires are out of control. In one small scenic town along the Colorado River, over 1000 homes have been destroyed by the fire and one of the loveliest state parks has been 60% destroyed and the fire is not under control. We are in the middle of the worst drought in our history and the latest reports say no change through next summer. Truly very, very frightening. We are on water rationing already, I can't even imagine what another year will do.

I have been watching the news on the horrible fires. It is awful the damage that is being done. Hope you aren't close to the fires. It has be very scary!

As far as narcissists, I have never been exposed either. That is why Kate is so mind-boggling. Everything she does is just the exact opposite of what MOST mothers would do. Coupled with the OCD or whatever she has, it makes it even more a train wreck. Her LIES gets me. She can lie then swear she said something entirely different. On tape! LOL

Michelle said...

I hope six months from how when brownlow is still sitting on 21 boxes of REALLY expired cereal at that point she doesn't pawn it off on a food bank. The kids and I volunteer at one and expired food donations are NOT appreciated!

Lake Up North said...

AuntieAnne, you are more thank welcome. People have large families all over the place. Your grandmother sounds very skilled and sweet.

Kate tends to rub a lot of people the wrong way! I think that is her special talent. If she claims to be so organized with 8 kids why is she so stressed, never happy always barking orders?

Sure, I get stressed with my 10 kids, soon to be 11, am I always organized? Hell NO! But I will with darn if I ever take anything out on my kids like we've all watched Kate do. I think Kate enjoys making life hard for herself, I truly do. One of those people who has to cause drama to feel important and it's sad..she's the adult!

There are a lot of interesting comments now I realize as I sit here on laundry and maternity leave. Great job guys!

Fahnette said...

Kate as Dr. Evil led to a brief soda-sporfling incident over here. It's okay, keyboard survived.

We started dance classes last night after a well-deserved break. We've got two families whose dads lost their jobs in the past week and we will do whatever it takes to make sure those little girls can stay in dance, because Mum, sister and I know what it's like to struggle and we know how important it is to have something to look forward to. They don't care about iPods or organic cereal, they just want their children to keep doing something that gives them happiness.

It's called empathy and support for the people who need and deserve it, sheeple. Try it sometime.

Vanessa said...

@No Regrets,
Yup, I totally agree, but that would defy "kate-logic". I'm sure EVERY stop they made had laundry facilities, why did they run out? Laundry is "her thing" you know!

Just curious said...

Are there any good researchers who could find out where Mr. Raft man" works? We should email him high-fives like we did Brad.

TLC stinks said...

TLC can show Jon if they want. They own the films. This is exactly why they were dumb just to sign without an attorney. TLC dangled money and they bit.

Looks like the film crew just shot her loading a machine, then she took and off, bought jewelry for herself, and someone remained behind doing the laundry. You can hear Steve off camera at the jewelry store telling her the laundry is ready.

I don't blame Cara for getting mad about the underwear. Gross. And, like the rest of you, looks like we are missing something as to why Mady was included in that punishment. Kate acts like they are in the wilderness and there are no stores where she could buy some extra underwear or purchase food.

There has been some discussion as to whether Kate knew on the trip that the show had been cancelled. I don't think she did. I don't think TLC would have paid for her Vegas swanky hotel stay if this was the last filming. I think this trip was the last straw and the crew reported back how badly she behaved. All the stories from Kate about how the crew is family is simply nonsense.

Bluenoser said...

@ Lake up North. Just curious what the American maternity leave provisions are like. How many weeks/months are you allowed paid mat leave. Here in Canada one can take 15 paid maternity leave and then 35 paid parental on top of that. An entire year off; had my kids waaaaaaaaay too early.

Teresa said...

I hope she doesn't drag Jon back to court to try to get more child support money from him. She's setting the stage of 'poor mouth' again. Could she do this Admin, now she's unemployed?
Tell me no - please!

No Regrets said...

She could have ordered/asked the "hired help" to wash some underwear for the girls.

Oh, I forgot, you have to ASK Kate what to do to help her, she doesn't ask or tell, you have to ask HER.

Jupiter said...

I cracked up at her references to HDTV. She seems to think that it's special- along with having a pool and a leather couch.

Newsflash Kate- most new TVs come with HD. It's getting pretty standard.

She is a Cow said...

LOL Admin, Great recap. I especially like your snark on this:

Day 13. Grand Canyon. “Ashley, don’t choke nobody,” the driver warns as they disembark. Is it so bad we’re contemplating first degree murder now?

I heard that comment, but had no idea it was the bus driver chiming in. Who knew he was also included in the revolt!

I also love the prison break tatoo reference, with Ashley and Jamie. Still laughing at that one.

Red Sky At Night said...

Regrets commented that she's going to miss BigFan. Ditto. We won't know when she's PMSing, shaving, going on her monthly date with the radiologist, or needing to pee when her roomie is hogging the bathroom.
However, when one leaves, another one surfaces, such as Casey Kreider:

caseykreider
@TrippenIn @RealZiggyFlo @Kateplusmy8 Have u noticed there r only 4 or 5 haters, tho? Speaks volumes about them, but says nothing abt Kate.

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Apparently Ms Kreider doesn't get around much to read other blogs, nor the comments on KatePlusEight FB, or responses to online articles and magazines!
I wonder why this relative doesn't join Kate at holiday dinners, or isn't invited to take trips with her. Jamie was the one who got called.

Red Sky At Night said...

I heard that comment, but had no idea it was the bus driver chiming in. Who knew he was also included in the revolt!

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Wouldn't you just love to read his "tell-all"?

No Regrets said...

Bluenoser said...@ Lake up North. Just curious what the American maternity leave provisions are like. How many weeks/months are you allowed paid mat leave. Here in Canada one can take 15 paid maternity leave and then 35 paid parental on top of that. An entire year off; had my kids waaaaaaaaay too early.

How fortunate Canadians are! European countries usually get tons of time off for vacations, etc. I have always been jealous of this! On my job, I was given 6 weeks. Not paid,though, I had to use my own time. That was a while ago. But it is not much better for the employees now. They do get paid for 6 weeks, but at a much reduced rate than regular pay. Depends on where you work and benefits they give you.

Bluenoser said...

Thanks, No Regrets. My daughters both had 50 weeks paid leave. They could have had 65, yes 65, if they had taken off early due to 'illness' due to pregnancy. I guess we have it pretty good here in Canada. However, I do have to say having that many paid weeks off (@ 55 percent of their regular earnings) gives mommy/baby a chance to really bond.

No Regrets said...

I was not calling Canada a European country. It looks that way, I should have added TOO. LOL

No Regrets said...

Bluesnoser I agree, it does make it so nice for a family to get all that time off and not have to worry about the bills too.

Wow, 65 weeks. That is great. When I went back to work after 6 weeks, it was way too soon and made it very difficult to do anything but bottle feed. That is why I became a SAHM after my second. No way would I miss the rest of my kids early years. Hard at first to adjust but WE MADE IT, and NO REALITY SHOW haha

Mel said...

Can you imagine how un-fun it would be to be on a trip for 14 days and never know where you were going to be the next day? Or what you were going to see?

Talk about taking away any pleasure there might be!

Reminds of me our son's wedding. DIL wanted everything to be a "surprise". So we didn't know ANYTHING about the wedding.

When she asked us if we were looking forward to it, I wanted to say, "No, what's there to look forward to? We don't know anything about it."

But I didn't. Sigh.

I think it's all about control. Again. If the kids don't know anything they can't have any input into it, now can they.

Moose Mania said...

"I think brown-nose now owns a whole lot of outdated organic cereal."

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The Saga of Sobe and the Cereal is more amusing than some television shows! I wonder if Brownie knows that she is providing entertainment with her stalking shenanigans!

I was in charge of collecting for a food bank, and we never accepted anything past the expiration date. NOTHING. Too much liability.

TLC stinks said...

WernyGal said on her blog: Someone whose relative used to work in the Gosselin house told me Jon used to try to get kate to calm down so they wouldn't argue in front of the kids. It wasn't that he didn't want to stand up to her, it was that he didn't want to argue with her in front of the kids. I can see he also might do this in front of the camera. He knew there was no point argueing with her and that doing so would only escalate her bad behavior so he tried to defuse it any way he could.

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We saw Steve do the same thing, diffuse the situation.... Makes you wonder just how angry this woman can get. No wonder some of the kids parrot mom and others just want to blend into the background. That panic in Mady's voice when Kate was mad about the pizza was very telling....poor Mady attempting to diffuse Kate's anger. Something is terribly wrong with this picture.

Lake Up North said...

@ Bluenoser FMLA (Family Medical Leave Act) allows you where I live to have 3 months (12 weeks) maternity leave. Sometimes leave is paid for some of it isn't.

I have been able to arrange with my boss at hospital I have worked in as an ER nurse for 16 years so I will have 6 months (extended)maternity leave, some of it paid, but not all of it.

I know it probably sounds bad, but I have my mother-in-law who lives a few miles away to help care for my baby by 6 months and I've agreed to pay her for the babysitting and night care.

No Regrets said...

Red Sky At Night

Those are only the constant 'haters'. I don't think she has checked out all the drive-by zings either. PLENTY of those. Also I wondered if she has checked out how many DEAD accounts Kate has as 'beloved' followers.

Bluenoser said...

@ Lake and No Regrets. Thanks for the information re paid mat leave. In Canada it is a national program so the leave is the same no matter where one lives or works for. We truly are fortunate here I can see. I had to go back to work after 15 weeks (before laws were changed to one year) and it was difficult. The kids were fine but I had separation anxiety!

No Regrets said...

That panic in Mady's voice when Kate was mad about the pizza was very telling....poor Mady attempting to diffuse Kate's anger. Something is terribly wrong with this picture.

I can STILL hear Mady's cry. There was something SO desperate, scared or something in her voice. I had never heard that from Mady, not like that.

Bluenoser said...

No Regrets saidI can STILL hear Mady's cry. There was something SO desperate, scared or something in her voice. I had never heard that from Mady, not like that:

Sadly it was likely the voice of a child who knew she was going to get a beating. That poor child was probably terrified of what she knew was to come just because she ate a piece of pizza that the nut-less wonder wanted. He is not a child and he does not deserve to get food before those kids. God that pos woman makes my blood boil. I am not violent but I have to say if I saw her in my yard I would probably punch her right in her horsey mouth

A Pink Straight Jacket For Kate said...

caseykreider

@SusanSArcelay @Kateplusmy8 What TLC has done is try to paint her in a poor light to prevent backlash from fans who want the show 2 continue

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So what is this Kreider saying? That the whole thing was fabricated?

So the children were put through anguish to prevent backlash from Kate's fans? That Kate's good character was sacrificed for the show?

WHAT THE F*CK is wrong with these enabling Kreiders? If this woman feels that Kate was wronged, and that Kate was a fine traveling companion- she's just as delusional as Kate!

By the way, Kate has been a horrible b*tch throughout the entire series. I suppose to this Kreider, she has been the sacrificial lamb from way back then.

TLC, what say you about this?

anyam! said...

I wonder how long Steve is going to stick around?? Can she afford her gigolo?

Kat said...

Very disgusted with People mag. There are families with "real" finacial problems. Instead they chose to put this prima donna on their cover. I'm sick to death of her entitled ass. There's no way she's broke...not buyin' it. Have they run out of human beings to cover because this is scrapeing the bottom of the toilet.

TamaraW said...

The only sad thing about the show ending is that there will be no more recaps. Admin, you truly have a gift for writing.

And I do not get the connection between People and Kate....I've never seen any other TLC family featured in the mag as much as she has been. You would think no amount of $$ would be worth the negative feedback they receive from running a crap sob story about Kate that will do nothing but piss readers off.

A Pink Straight Jacket For Kate said...

From the Superficial:

Kate Gosselin is Broke

http://www.thesuperficial.com/kate-gosselin-broke-show-canceled-nursing-job-09-2011#.TmesJN0HOH8.twitter

No Regrets said...

E-town was right. How would a sheeple know an obscure relative? I am thinking a 'relative' who suddenly appears after all this time, to really tell people off? Like 'she' has wanted to for a long time. BUT 'she' must project that 'stoic' image. Upper lip and high road and all that. The same 'logic' is there. Who knows? The 'hate' blogs may even get a 'drive-by'. LOL

Bluenoser said...

But do we really know if the Kreider woman IS a relative of Kate's. Just do a name search for a specific area and I'm sure you can find a bunch of Kreiders or what-have-yous. I still do not believe this woman is a relative of Kate's; perhaps it is actually Kate herself.

Jupiter said...

Does a "celebrity" get job offers by going on a "I am so broke!" tour? Don't people usually get hired based on their talents or money-making potential?

Dee said...

TLC stinks said...

Having your daughters give you nightly massages is strange or is that just me?

$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

Yes, it IS strange, and a lot worse. It's one more way those children are being made responsible for their mother. K8 can't manage to take care of herself, the children have to do it. Finances, massages, feeding the "bodyguard", it's
ALL the up to the kids.

Why in the name of holy hell are those children massaging their mother so that SHE can go to sleep - and then putting their 10 year old selves to bed?

The selfishness of this woman is beyond incredible. Those poor children. Kiss mommy's backside, or face hell on earth.

She makes no sense said...

Dwindle said...
\So could someone clarify for me: After all that, Cara and Kate argue about underwear, and the twins get grounded to the RV and arent allowed to see the Grand Canyon? I dont understand.
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IMO, Kate's punishments don't necessarily meet the crime. Cara threw a fit because one of the tups had to wear a pair of her underwear that day (I guess making sure the kids had enough underwear wasn't important enough for uber-organized Kate) and as punishment, she was sent to the RV and had to miss seeing the Grand Canyon.

At 10 years old and after a long trip with someone like Kate as her mother and being cooped up with 10 other kids, I'm not surprised the kids frustrations were evident, but IMO the twins outburst didn't rate missing a once in a lifetime opportunity. I guess we'll have to take Kate's word that they did see it after all.

JudyK said...

Auntie Ann: "She was the kindest, most relaxed person that ever walked the earth. So fuck you CaseyKreider, it CAN be done."
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Why, Auntie Ann, I am shocked and appalled at such language and laughing my ass off! :)

Jenna Does said...

mama mia said...

It would be a hoot if all those confidentiality agreements expire once the show ends.
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That would suck for Kate! And I don't think everyone is going to hold their tongue forever!

But she is doing quite a nice job of digging herself an gigantically huge hole herself with twitter, isn't she?
~Hippie Chick~

Jenna Does said...

silimom said...
Kate, the lifestyle isn't important. It's what you teach your kids about how to live life that counts. But it seems you don't quite get that.
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Exactly. Why can't she see that?? All the kids want is a happy life. (isn't that what most kids want in life?) Why does she equate everything with money & trips & lavish, material items? It WILL be a tough adjustment, yes (FOR THE KIDS) she needs to think about the kids, not her. She is talking about *her* lifestyle.

Just let the kids be happy. They need stability, an education, a schedule, & loving parents. (ahem, a mother) Kate WANTS the trips, the luxury & the spa & NYC. Just let the kids be kids. Dammit Kate. She is so transparent & the biggest damn stage mother EVER.

I hope this People magazine cover BOMBS like the last one. Never did they say how many were sold last time & all of the letters to the editor were negative. I hope she's ready for that again. She will NOT fair well this time I'm sure.
~Hippie Chick~

AuntieAnn said...

Jenna Does said...

But she is doing quite a nice job of digging herself an gigantically huge hole herself with twitter, isn't she?

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Yes and it's hilarious to read.

@littleangels5 I kept going like the engine that could... And sometimes I cried.. Then I felt better& kept going! You CAN do it!!! Xoxo

Um Kate. Look behind you. The train derailed.

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JudyK said...

Why, Auntie Ann, I am shocked and appalled at such language and laughing my ass off! :)

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I know, shame on me. lol. I guess I'd better go wash my mouth out with something bubbly.

I just don't buy it said...

E-town Neighbor said...

I will believe Casey is a relative of Kate's when, and only when, she can prove it beyond a point. Myself, I think it is just another lowly sheeple using a pseudonym (for you sheeple that means alias...........errrr, ahhhh, made up name).

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Yes. But how did the lowly sheeple find out that there really is a Casey Kreider living in E-town?

AND

No Regrets said...

E-town was right. How would a sheeple know an obscure relative? I am thinking a 'relative' who suddenly appears after all this time, to really tell people off? Like 'she' has wanted to for a long time. BUT 'she' must project that 'stoic' image. Upper lip and high road and all that. The same 'logic' is there. Who knows? The 'hate' blogs may even get a 'drive-by'. LOL

AND

Bluenoser said...

But do we really know if the Kreider woman IS a relative of Kate's. Just do a name search for a specific area and I'm sure you can find a bunch of Kreiders or what-have-yous. I still do not believe this woman is a relative of Kate's; perhaps it is actually Kate herself.

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I'm siding with Bluenoser on this one. It's simple to find legitimate names just by doing a quick last name search of any area. The biggest question I ask myself about this person is why they waited until the 2nd to last episode of her show to join Twitter to defend an obviously not very close relative of hers. I just don't buy it. This is just another sheeple defending their idol.

No Regrets said...

BLUENOSER . I still do not believe this woman is a relative of Kate's; perhaps it is actually Kate herself."

I am beginning to smell a rat! LOL

These tweets sound very familiar. Do they ALL have the same talking points handy?
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CaseyKreiderCasey Kreider
@SusanSArcelay I wish you could speak with her one-on-one. You would change your tune dramatically. But - it is what it is, I guess.

CaseyKreiderCasey Kreider
@SusanSArcelay @Kateplusmy8 But she has been raising 8 kids alone too. Of course she is more stressed. Jon sees the kids 2 weekends a month.

CaseyKreiderCasey Kreider
@SusanSArcelay @Kateplusmy8 Please also remember that she's not just a parent of 8, she is a single mother doing it on her own. Quite a feat

CaseyKreiderCasey Kreider
@SusanSArcelay @Kateplusmy8 If u knew her u would see that she is a good, loving person with a lot to deal with on her own, & she does well

CaseyKreiderCasey Kreider
Kate is on the IPhone right now. Said thanks for the thought but don't waste ur time on these people. Good advice. I pray your lives improve

@SchmeckyGirlSchmeckyGirl
@CaseyKreider Why didn't @Kateplusmy8 tweet that to you?

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RealZiggyFloRealZiggyFlo
@Kateplusmy8 For the record, could you please verify that @CaseyKreider is indeed someone who knows you personally.

CaseyKreiderCasey Kreider
@RealZiggyFlo @Kateplusmy8 She went into a meeting, but you will probably hear from her later this evening briefly. She's a busy woman! :-)
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Kate HERSELF said on the Q&A that her ENTIRE family was 'different'. She is 'considering' letting them back in her life. So she only 'hid' them to respect their privacy? Which is it?

CaseyKreiderCasey Kreider
@RealZiggyFlo @Kateplusmy8 Kate has always respected the privacy of her family, which led to speculation that she has no supportive family.

It's all still there said...

What's up with this.... said...

On Monday, I watched the rv part 2 episode and dvr'd it. I watched most of the question and answer repeat episode. I thought I saw the preview clip of next weeks's show where it showed Kate crying and saying to the effect..I tried so hard to make him want to stay...I rewatched the rv part 2 episode and at the end they show the preview clip for next week but that was not there. Now I wonder if it was in preview clips showed during the repeat question and answer episode which I didn't dvr. Didn't anyone else see it? If it was there, then maybe they won't show it in next week's show. Like they didn't show the It's all about him statement in this week's show. Who could she have been referring to about trying so hard to make him want to stay?
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Both of the segments you mentioned are still there. I watched the rerun of the 2nd RV show and part where they said 'it's all about him' was included and the preview for next week's episode with Kate crying about Jon was also aired.

No Regrets said...

What better way to add more propaganda? Having 'someone' else sing your praises? What better way to tell off people, but still remain the 'brave' one who ignores all the haters? After the next to the last episode, you finally speak out? LOL

I smell a rat, I tell ya!

dee3 said...

Gee.....how thoughtful that People magazine decided to put Kate and her story of desperation on their cover the week of the 10th anniversary of 9/11.
Would that be called disrespectful or ironic?

I mean seriously....the 10th anniversary of 9/11. The horrific deaths of over 3,000 people plus the economic situation with many families unable to pay the rent or feed their children.....and they put HER and her ridiculous story of woe on their upcoming cover?

No Regrets said...

The previews for next week just showed here. It DOES NOT sound like she and Ashley made up. Ashley said she wished she had said more and then she said "No one was having fun". Does this cound like it all better? Good for Ashley for speaking out.

Wow and Kate leaving them all sitting outside while the three of them went into the jewelry store for 30 minutes in that heat? And then blamed it on Leah. Geez

fidosmommy said...

Re: Kate and 9/11

Do you think Kate has a clue what 9/11 is? Isn't it the number you call when Jon is on the property?

All Kate knows is that she's on the top floor of a very shaky place, her world is about to crash down around her, and life will never be the same again. So, she'll look at those 9/11 photos and be very thankful somebody was able to put a face to her awful story.

(I mean absolutely no disrespect to the people of this great land who were so deeply affected by this horror. Please know I am not diminishing the events of that day in 2001.)

It's all they know said...

From the People article: I've never quit a job in my life without having something else lined up. I don't know what's next.

Kate thinks of the show as her 'job' when it was originally supposed to just be cameras filming a family with 2 sets of multiples going about their regular daily lives. Perhaps if she had stuck to the original premise we wouldn't have seen so many scripted shows, ie: activities and trips taken just to make an episode. In contrast, other than a few exceptions, the Duggars generally don't do things just for the cameras. The cameras actually follow them around doing what they'd normally do, just living their lives.

The Gosselins stopped living unscripted lives long ago and the script (excessive trips, cameras, 'servants', etc), or their job, turned into what they now know as their "real lives".

You and I know that they did not live "normal" and real lives the way most Americans do, but it was real to them. What a skewed, unrealistic, and unhealthy view of life they now have as a result of the exploitation they've experienced and what a high price they will ultimately pay for it. How sad and tragic for the kids. And, how sad that Kate will probably never recognize what she's done to her family.

No Regrets said...

WOW just watched that raft segment on the TLC site. WHAT A COMPLAINER. She not only threatened no dinner to anyone who got her wet but to FIRE Ashley who was dared by Jaime to get her wet for 100 bucks. "Do you want a job". WOW. The producer tried to egg Ashley on. Asking her if she chickened out. Geeez what a wet banket. Debby downer, whiner, complainer yeah editing did it.

PJ's momma said...

Thanks to whomever suggested we watch TLC's videos (the laundry one, specifically). Wowee, TLC is pulling out all the stops, aren't they? Every single one of those video clips, which were cut from the final show, are showing Kate just as she is: HORRIBLE and disrespectful of others, and just plain dumb. They even marked the passage of time that she (in her stilettos, short-shorts and booby shirt on a camping trip) kept everyone waiting outside the jewelry shop while she did her thing and apparently someone else did all the laundry, as Steve informs her the laundry is ready. The jewelry store thing smacked of my mom. She will stand around and hem and haw about whether to get something, because she wants YOU to pay for it. She does this every time I see her and I just walk away now and tell her I'm checking out and will meet her when she's done. She follows because she knows I'll just let her stand there. (She too was a total authoritian and cold fish like Kate.) I really wondered if Kate was expecting someone to pony up for that ring, especially when she said she might have to come back for it later. There will be no later - they were leaving. She just didn't want to pay for it herself. Or in this case, the kids would be paying.

Anyway, to reiterate: WOWEE! She and she alone is responsible for her undoing. As someone accurately pointed out earlier, you cannot edit IN bad stuff; they work with what they have. And it is apparently all bad. Between these last few zingers of shows, the unedited clips, and her constant tweeting, she's looking like a bigger buffoon and head case by the day.

No Regrets said...

Even one of the kids said "you are on a river and you don't want to get wet"

This woman has the nerve to blame editing and dare say it was the other girls who were the drama queens? What a total idiot.

Enough of Kate. Have a great evening everyone. I need to go be with other normal people. LOL

dee3 said...

Also want to congratulate Administrator on a great and entertaining recap. I love the part where you refer to Kate and Steve's love affair as being "all in her head".....and I totally agree. And that is typical narcissistic behavior....to live in the world in her head, not in the real world.

I can't even find words for the stuff Kate tweets and how she primps and plays to a bunch of tweens and fans with psych problems (you have to have some sort of personality disorder to still be a fan at this point, let's face it). I'm sure that no other celebrity encourages the fan behavior that Kate does (if other celebrities even do the tweeting themselves).

The only word I can think of is "bizarre". What happened to AustinMartin and the big fan convention? And Kate is gonna meet a fan to get a load of expired organic cereal boxes? And how old can that minniemouse person be? 11 or 12?
Most of her tweets fit right in with severe NPD....the bragging the crowing and primping to the audience, the pretending and lying, the need for her life to be what she wants it to be rather than what it is, the need to impress others, etc. But she takes this whole tweeting to the fans to another level. Like I said...I just cannot find the words to describe how bizarre I think it is.

Anonymous said...

No way to know if this is from a reliable source, but it doesn't sound far off the mark (comment from PAGirl left under yesterday's Celebitchy item on KG's pizza meltdown):

"I grew up with Ashley (Jon & Kate used to live about 5 minutes away from me before they moved to another part of PA), and she and her family have said since day one that Kate is not a nice woman (to put it kindly). She was so ready to be done working for her, but feels bad for the kids, she said it’s like leaving them in the lion’s den. It’s not their fault they have such a horrible mother :-/."

Gift of grab

JudyK said...

No Regrets said... What better way to add more propaganda? Having 'someone' else sing your praises? What better way to tell off people, but still remain the 'brave' one who ignores all the haters? After the next to the last episode, you finally speak out? LOL

I smell a rat, I tell ya!
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I have no doubt whatsoever it's Kate tweeting to herself...it sounds exactly like her and when questioned, "Casey" said Kate was in a meeting right now. B.S.

Bob Tailed Nag said...

I am a bit rusty on how calling "dibbs" on food works. Is it like calling shotgun in the car? Don't all parties have to be present when dibbs are called? It seems as if a breech of conduct occured. If there was indeed a breech, wouldn't anyone in the party bus have been justified to call "no give backs"?

The whole bus scene (on one of the preview videos) stuck me as similar to the old Laugh In TV show board where the cast - Goldie Hawn is the only one I remember - would pop out of a window and shout a comment or joke.

In that vein, perhaps the older girl simply needed to call dibbs on her underware. I'm sure the entire middle school will ignore the crying fit over the underware and not make any snide comments.

A Pink Straight Jacket For Kate said...

dee3 said...

Gee.....how thoughtful that People magazine decided to put Kate and her story of desperation on their cover the week of the 10th anniversary of 9/11.
Would that be called disrespectful or ironic?

I mean seriously....the 10th anniversary of 9/11. The horrific deaths of over 3,000 people plus the economic situation with many families unable to pay the rent or feed their children.....and they put HER and her ridiculous story of woe on their upcoming cover?

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OMG- how disgusting! People magazine has no morals at all. They could not have waited one more week? Insensitive, worthless f**king rag-magazine.

LancNative said...

I'm sure the entire middle school will ignore the crying fit over the underware and not make any snide comments.

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

I don't think the entire middle school will say anything about the UNDERWEAR, quite possibly because the girls are in lower school.

Even so, the entire school - lower, middle or upper is not preoccupied with the Gosselins, and thank goodness it will all soon be over. Most lower school kids are in bed by the time the show airs, and middle schoolers have other interests - plus homework. I don't know of any classmates who wait in anticipation for the Monday night traveling circus show, putting aside their school assignments or video games to settle down in front of the television with bowls of popcorn.

HBailey said...

A narcissist will always, always insert a 'but' at the end of a half-*ss acknowledgement of their actions. Case in point:

(from her Twitter the night the episode aired)
"I take full responsibility for my drama& bad behavior BUT ur only seeing parts of others/all of r behavior!"

She will never, ever completely see her negative role in any situation and when she does half-way acknowledge her part, she will always follow it with an excuse and/or point fingers at others who were (in her narcissistic mind) behaving just as badly or worse than she was, or she will accuse them of CAUSING her to behave the way she did. Either way, she will always deflect and blame others. It's NEVER her fault. Never. This is classic narcissistic personality disorder. She's a textbook narcissist.

mama mia said...

Kate is busy pitching her now show to TLC. "Okay, so like um we are broke and like um you film us, well me, you film me clipping coupons and yelling at people to use coupons when they buy things and like I um show off the things I know about saving money, like um you could fly me to New York for fashion week, no, wait, um you could send the limo to drive me, oh, um, no, um, you could rent me one of those energy efficient cars that like run on electricity or solar or whatever, and I um like drive myself, well not me, Steve drives me and like Jamie is in the back seat all excited to see how I can budget shop for fashions but like complaining she wants to stop and eat, and I am um like 'oh my gawd Jamie, I am a size 2 now, how do you think I got to be a size 2, I don't eat', and then um like I show the viewers how by not eating I um save more food for my 8 kids. Cause there are like 8 of them. So the loose concept idea I have is I am broke and you show the viewers that. The kids can appear on specials only. But I am the only one that like gets paid. Not Jamie."

Cherier said...

One of your very best, Admin! Thoroughly enjoyed the belly laughs!

On a serious note, this is a very critical time for the children, imo. Kate is clearly unstable and facing the loss of her show, it can only be a tense & volatile situation in that house. (IMO, of course.) I hope Jon is on top of things. Eveyone please send prayers/good thoughts to the children.

LancNative said...

The Casey Kreider tweets sound suspiciously like the writings of someone else from awhile back. The wording, the writing style, the content.
Dang, I can't remember where I've heard it.

This one left "calling cards." Any veteran bloggers out there able to dig it up?

Michelle said...

No Regrets said... WOW just watched that raft segment on the TLC site. WHAT A COMPLAINER. She not only threatened no dinner to anyone who got her wet but to FIRE Ashley who was dared by Jaime to get her wet for 100 bucks. "Do you want a job". WOW. The producer tried to egg Ashley on. Asking her if she chickened out. Geeez what a wet banket. Debby downer, whiner, complainer yeah editing did it.
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It's amazing to see the difference in Jamie, Ashley and Kate during the rafting. Nothing but smiles and laughter from Jamie and Ashley. Nothing but whining, orders and sneering expressions from Kate.

Even if it wasn't her dream activity, how does seeing the fun your children are having not put a smile on your face. Again, talk about real life not matching her happy little Twitter universe at all.

dee3 said...

I had thought that those who comment on the Huffington Post articles were higher on the intellectual scale than, say, the ones who comment on the yahoo articles. And many of their comments reflect that but....

Kate does not NEED to get a real job. She (her children) have made more money than most will ever see in their lifetimes....way more than other families with multiple children. She should be set for life and able to live on just the interest unless she blew all the $ and I can't imagine she would even have been able to do that. Sure she blew a lot of it....but this is MILLIONS of dollars, people.

She has a lot of effing nerve to be crying poor now and to see herself as deserving of sympathy when she sees poverty as not being able to maintain the lifestyle to which she's become accustomed. Poverty is not being able to pay your mortgage or to feed and clothe your children, you b*tch.....not being unable to go on extravagant trips or to private school. Those are LUXURIES.....HELLO!?!?

What planet does she live on?
Well, I guess a planet where even though so many have turned against her, she still has fans who make excuses for her......and some of the ones who've turned against her think that having made millions of dollars, this ungrateful woman with delusions of entitlement will now need to get a JOB. Have to go back to nursing. Go back to the math you learned in school, folks....MILLIONS of dollars. Even in this economy....calculate just the interest one could make off the savings.

This woman doesn't deserve to live a life of luxury. She never did. Millions of much nicer and better mothers have to live on very little and Kate has the NERVE to cry poverty??? She makes me SICK.

If thousands of single women with multiple children have to live on $ that will NEVER approach even ONE MILLION dollars, what gives her the nerve to cry poverty when she has made MILLIONS of dollars?? And why is even one person falling for this?

Welfare??? Are they kidding? Yeah, she has 8 children...but has made MILLIONS. Plenty of families have lots of children but will NEVER make a million dollars in their entire lifetimes.....and will certainly never get even ONE luxury. It's bad enough we have this sickening person in this country....but we also have folks who fall for this nonsense??? And on the 10th anniversary of 9/11 ?!!!!!

A big Anderfan said...

@Hippie Chick,..... about Anderson's background..... His father (famous writer Wyatt Cooper) died during heart surgery when Anderson was 10 and his brother commited suicide by jumping off Anderson's 14th floor terrace of his mother's (Gloria Vanderbilt's) New York penthouse when Anderson was in college at Yale. After college, he had a friend make him a fake press pass and borrowed a home video camera, and Anderson snuck into Berma (a very dangerous thing to do, and a very dangerous place to be) and shot a story on students fighting the Burmese government. He sold that story to Channel One news (seen in high schools and middle schools across the US)...that's how he got his start in journalism! He then went to Somalia, Rwanda and other war torn African countries to film stories for Channel One. Eventually he got hired by ABC. (As you can tell I am a huge Anderson fan! I can't wait for his new show starting next week!)

And PS Hippie.... my dad grew up in Liverpool England and went to the same high school as Paul McCartney and used to watch the Beatles play at a local pub long before they were the Beatles! He met them all but didn't really know your favorite John! He bought a few rounds of beer on more than a few nights down at Albert Docks in Liverpool! He could tell some great stories!

overthehill said...

a big anderfan. i live near the Albert Dock Liverpool.

Kate is a twit said...

What day was it that Kate twitted about the "freaking paparazzi"? Saturday or Sunday? I'm still waiting for the pictures to come out. Perhaps there was a problem with the camera and there weren't any printable shots. Or Kate found someone other than Steve to make sure the pap deleted the pictures.

Just 'Lying' Around said...

@CJWhodunit @maggiej0923 @fly_on_thewall @trippenin @realziggyflo Xoxoxo :) &I'd do it again if nec!In bed4 23 wks/almost 30! We all would! 25 minutes ago

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How many weeks of bed rest was she on? What did she tell them at St. Jude? When the doctor was interviewed on a show (was it on the Hollywood story show), didn't he dispute that?

How can 23 weeks be almost 30? What happened to the other seven in between? Was she up and partying then?

fidosmommy said...

I think she meant to say that she was on bed rest for 23 of her almost 30 weeks of pregnancy. Leave it to Kate to make it confusing.

You know, I wish we could have voice blog. I would love to hear all the accents of the people involved. Southern, mid-western, the different ones from New England, Canada, Great Britain, Australia.... all of them. I love accents.

Lauruie said...

fidosmommy - I married a military man and have lived all over the world but I still sound like I should be a member of the Jersey Shore cast. I guess it's true that you can't take the Jersey out of a girl! And my point being? Kate, your accent is too regional for you to get any type of mainstream media work or even voiceover work. You just don't have the IT factor.

thankyoufairy said...

I wonder if Cara has a temperment more on the introverted side. That doesn't mean she is shy but more reserved and prefers to internalize her thoughts. If so, she would probably find time alone as energizing. Being on a trip like this in close quarters can be very difficult for someone with introverted tendencies because they can never get away from draining interactions with other people.

Introverted people can also explode with anger when they have internalized negative thoughts beyond their ability to cope with the emotions. Because their feelings aren't out there for everyone to see like more extraverted people, these upset feelings appear to come out of nowhere. So the underwear situation would be just a small part of the problem but it would be the catalyst for the outburst.

Forcing a person with introversion to spend twenty-four hours a day in the company of other people without personal space or boundaries is like putting an extrovert in solitary confinement.

Mimi to 3 said...

Ratings are in:

1.685 and 0.7
TV by the numbers

Tired and hungry said...

Did you notice the time stamp TLC added on-screen to the pizza fiasco?

It was already 8:45pm when the producer finally finished assembling the little grills that Kate planned to cook 100 pieces of chicken on. Give me a break! No way would they have eaten before midnight had they waited for the coals to be ready and the chicken to cook.

So what time did they finally feed the kids? At 8:45pm Kate and Steve still had to have their closed door confab, they had to get the pizza menu and decide what to order and how much for 16? people, place the order, and wait for them to be baked, so most likely at least another hour passed which means they ate at 10pm at the very earliest. WTH???? -- after a long, hot day on the road. Talk about tired and hungry kids.

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