Thursday, November 10, 2011

Kate in Chicago

Kate showed up on WGN this morning to promote her new gig on couponcabin, UMM, dot.com. Or, couponcabin.com.


Kudos to the reporters who finally asked some tough questions, including, "Do you ever think about, 20-25 years down the road where your kids are grown up and they may look at this experience from old tapes and not think of it as favorably?"

http://www.wgntv.com/videogallery/65990531/News/Kate-Gosselin-joins-Morning-News

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Administrator said...

Kate said all this filming was just like parents making home movies. Except that it was for the public.

That is a big freaking EXCEPT, Kate.

It's nothing like home moveis whatsoever, because of that very "except"!

Administrator said...

She also said they still see the crew. That's another F.U. I don't care if you say they are child molesters I'll do what I want.

Administrator said...

I don't usually comment on appearance, but look at her eyes. I think she is getting work done all the time at this point. She is ruining herself. It's a wreck and it's sad.

All the treatments/surgery/makeup/tanning money can by and she looks terrible.

Administrator said...

She really doesn't have a clue how to use Twitter to self promote, does she???

She was obviously sitting in the makeup chair for awhile this morning. Whip out your pink iPhone. Guess what Twitter works in Chicago too, I was just there awhile back. Type out a tweet: Good morning my tweeties! For any Chicago Tweeties up this early, tune into WGN to see me!!!

Instead, radio silence.

Administrator said...

Let's see, I'm going to market my entire career around motherhood. All six freaking years of it. Then I'm going to complain that I'm held to a higher standard.

Shut up, Kate. Just shut up.

anger issues kate said...

That pic above she looks PO. Maybe Kate did not like getting up so early to be on at 6am. LOLOLOL
Like I said on the other thread: why a local TV station, most people are getting ready for work, or are on their way to work or getting their kids off to school, putting her on at 6am? I do know that WGN news is on cable but really, does anyone care what happens in Chicago? Except the people who live there. If CC wanted to get promo for their site, they should as I said on the other thread, put her on a national TV show, not a local one and not that early, (WGN News is on from 4:30am to 9am). Bad move on CC part.

cwgirlup75 said...

Ok, we all know that she is a completely brainless twit and that Shoka has her beat by about 100 IQ points, so I'm going to say something completely shallow here. How in the freaking world can Steve sleep with that woman?? She gets freakier looking every time I see her. She probably spent a good two hours in hair and makeup and still ends up looking like she's been rode hard and put away wet (as my Dad would say).

tate said...

I stopped counting at 20 "umm"s. I thought she seemed really nervous. Her leg was bobbing up and down and she didn't make eye contact several times. For someone who was tweeting that she loves her job, she sure looked totally not thrilled to be there.

Obviously the only part of her "job" that she loves is getting on the plane, staying in the hotel, having her makeup done and having people fawning over her. But, I doubt too many people are doing the fawning these days and that is probably why she looked so pissed.

anger issues kate said...

Admin: perhaps that is why she did not promo this interview, is cause it is local, so her excuse is iphone blackout. Which we all know is rubbish! Geez, if Chicago is iphone blackout, doesn't she think that people who live here would complain? Oh, that's right we are the mediocre, normal people, who are not a celeb, who don't know anything, yeah Kate that's why your show got canceled. So what did Kate say?

Tucker's Mom said...

Oh heck, I'll go there! Kate has undoubtedly been worked on. Her face is so vastly different from what it was just a couple years ago. Botox-definitely. She's had it to her forehead. Those lines between her eyes are gone and she showed no movement of her forehead.
Her eyes are also different and of course her veneers make her whole mouth quite different.
She's looking very hard.

tate said...

And all of that running is doing no favors to her face. She is looking harder and tougher by the minute. Looks a good 10 years older than her actual age.

Tucker's Mom said...

I love the Chitown newscasters! Loved the comment that despite the money she's made, she still coupons like the rest of us. Kate's party line now is that she's famous but not rich, and it wasn't going to fly this morning. At first she poor mouthed but then seemed to relent to the absurdity that she's struggling for money.
I wouldn't use or not use Coupon Cabin because of Kate, but they picked the wrong person to chat them up.
Kate looked pissed, spoke in very general, broad terms about CC and had little to no energy. She just does not do well on TV and it's so funny that she thinks she's the bee's knees in interviews.
She's had so much time and so many opportunities to hone her skills and she always comes across as amateur.

The twit's tweets said...

Carrying over from previous thread:

She was just AWFUL this morning and since this was most likely her first official assignment after signing on with CouponCabin, they've certainly gotten a good taste of how well she'll do representing them and a feel for how they've spent their money.

added:
I spent a number of years in the retail industry w/advertising and I'll never understand what any executive sees in her. She brings nothing at all to live interviews, she doesn't know how to write anything that readers can relate to, she's clueless about how average shoppers live, she doesn't even understand what it is to write a proper blog entry, and she is a PR nightmare. I guess I fault anyone who would hire her more than I do Kate for thinking she has the talent to do the job. Geez, what a nightmare she was in this interview.

anger issues kate said...

I agree Kate has had some work or lots of work on her face. She has had something done to to eyes, she looks more oriental. Tryin to look more like her kids? Take a good look at older pics of her, she sure did not look more oriental and her eyebrows, were not that arched.

Jen said...

My Um Counter broke 1/2 way through that mess.

Every question was answered with the world's longest run on sentence.

Jane said...

anger issues kate said...
I agree Kate has had some work or lots of work on her face. She has had something done to to eyes, she looks more oriental. Tryin to look more like her kids? Take a good look at older pics of her, she sure did not look more oriental and her eyebrows, were not that arched.

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Botox for sure. My mother-in-law has it every 6 months and that's the look after it's done. It takes a week or so to kick in.

PatK said...

She really needs to hone those speaking skills and be a more energetic promoter. I don't understand why it always comes back to her, the kids and missing the trips.

anger issues kate said...

Look at the pics, that are on this page to the right, under popular posts, now compare those to the one above? Kate looks older, and work done to her face. She looks more asian/oriental? Her eyebrows are different and so are her eyes, it's like they were pulled back. The G8, look nothing like their mother, Kate knows this and is tryin to blend in, tan, face work, blond hair for Hollywood. Be yourself Kate. Your not a star.

Anonymous said...

Finally, some real questions were asked.


heather

she's an idiot said...

Wow, the shifty eyes are horrible. They scream insincere. She's so inarticulate, too, and just plain unpleasant.

She mumbled the name of the coupon website, and the rest of the interview was all about "I" this, "I" that.

That plastic, expressionless face isn't doing her any favors, either.

Great choice or a rep, coupon place! Maybe you and the Red Cross need to get together and commiserate with each other.

Mimi to 3 said...

Umm, umm, umm. Honestly, to be honest, honestly. Same old, same old. Every single time.

My opinion on why she is still out there and why she keeps staying in the spotlight is because of her nasty personality and how much she is hated and executives know that. She is relevant, in the worst way, but still relevant and they know she is going to cause interest because of that hateful attitude she has. Even these reporters claim every single thing she does is immediately on the internet. What they stopped short of saying was how nasty her personality is. But obviously, being relevant keeps her out there.

I also think she has gone back to the hair extensions. Her hair is much longer than just a very short time ago. No hair grows that fast. The photo of her above says it all -- I am a bitch, I am important, I am in control, I am unbending, I hate all you people, I want your job, I am entitled to everything I want.

Anonymous said...

Post from MaryAnn --

I just watched the WGN interview.

We have all seen that person before. She was the woman putting on a "brave front".

In high school she would have been the girl who just had a huge fight with her boyfriend and is trying hard not to cry. At the Dr.'s office she is the lady who just got some horrible test results and has to go back to work and try to be professional. She is the mom who's marriage is crumbling who has to behave normally for the sake of her children. She had the I-can-hardly-hold-it-together-nothing-is-right-in-my-world attitude through the entire interview.

She is manic -- life is either twirling on the mountaintop !!!! or she is barely hiding her misery while charging on to do her "job".

That was one sad lady who would suck the energy and joy out of any person who has to deal with her.

Mimi to 3 said...

Pat K., you are so right. Why indeed does it always come back to her, how much the kids miss traveling and the crew still visits? Can't she come up with anything else to say? I think she is still answering directly to the non fans with a big FU. Problem with this is she claimed she never pays attention to anyone who disagrees with her. And yet, she always answers the criticisms of herself rather than say anything new. It's as if she's saying, 'I get the final word when I am on TV and you don't get to question me directly' to all her critics.

she's an idiot said...

Tucker's Mom said

Kate looked pissed, spoke in very general, broad terms about CC and had little to no energy. She just does not do well on TV and it's so funny that she thinks she's the bee's knees

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Yeah, that's the other thing. She shows absolutely NO enthusiasm for the product she's selling. She doesn't show any signs of being excited about the website or the product, and she sounded like she had marbles in her mouth when discussing using coupons in general.

No vitality, no life, no interest. Who would buy anything from her? She acts as if her whole life pisses her off.

Pam said...

Administrator said... Kate said all this filming was just like parents making home movies. Except that it was for the public.

That is a big freaking EXCEPT, Kate.

It's nothing like home moveis whatsoever, because of that very "except"!

November 10, 2011 7:43 AM



EXACTLY!!!!! Home movies are HOME movies...not TLC episodes.

Big difference between letting aunt Sally and cousin Oliver watch your home videos, vs letting Peter, Dick and Wally, the pedophiles from different parts of the country, watch yor kid sitting on a potty with their pants down at the ankles.

She can make all the excuses in the world for what she chose to do, but her logic and reasoning is that of a 13 year old who simply wants what she wants when she wants it. It benefited HER at the time and that is all that matters.



"Ummmmm , Ummmmmmmm , Ummmmmmmmm, Ummmmmmmm"
Oh my gawd she is sooooo annoying the way she speaks.

Tucker's Mom said...

It was also apparent that Kate was unaware of CC prior to them "contacting her". You'd think they'd hire someone who loved using them and could give concrete examples of savings.
It was like she was surprised to find out everything they did. Again, she was so general that I don't think she did her homework.
Kind of like writing a speech in the car on the way to give the speech. So utterly disrespectful.

NJGal51 said...

Kate says in the interview (around 0:36) "I'm hard pressed to tell you that I have, um, you know, not found a coupon for something I've been looking for." So you can't find coupons for what you want on the web site? If I were talking about the web site I probably would have said I have never not found a coupon for something I've been looking for.

Chicago - My kind of town. Baby steps with the hard questions but at least it's a start.

Bibby said...

I don't think she really had much to say about Couponcabin because, shocker, there isn't much to her "job". She kinda acted clueless about what CC is all about.

"What, wait. CouponCabin is about MEEEEEEEEEEE! That all you need to know!"

What a brand new novel idea...Coupons! Why have we never heard of this fantastic idea before? Thanks Kate!!!! What would we do without you.

Canuck said...

Wow... Her face is completely frozen/paralyzed from what is clearly Botox injections. She certainly doesn't look younger - she just looks odd and unnatural. I don't think she could have smiled if her life depended on it, either from her usual humourless demeanor or her paralyzed face. And she is clearly NOT excited about this coupon gig - she is a horrible interview subject and always has been. I would imagine Coupon Cabin must be having grave second thoughts about hiring her as their representative. She honestly can't string a coherent thought together, and with the paralyzed face involved, is even more difficult to watch than usual.

Tucker's Mom said...

I can not believe that Kate has the nerve to say that their filming is like other parents who film their kids. Umm, what?
And the kids want to know when they're going on a plane again. You know, I wonder if they ever ask when they're going to see their cousins again, their grandparents, their aunts and uncles....
They miss the crew, but not their own family? I don't believe it for a minute.

Marie said...

I have to say, Kate really talks like a teenager. Every other word is "Um," and or probably, "like."

Why is this the current trend? It makes one sound really uneducated that they cannot think of something better to say. It is usually the first word out of one's mouth these days. If one needs to, pausing is acceptable.

I think Kate sound be embarrassed but she isn't most likely. I don't say this to be a nick-picker or perfect in my own grammar, far from it actually. However, wouldn't one notice how awfully childish they sound? I think one should at least be aware what comes out of their own mouth.

But I truly find it hard to believe that ALL of her kids will look back on being filmed with enjoyment. They are not all alike. Regardless of what she said about home movies...down the road her kids could have different views and Kate won't necessarily appreciate them blowing her cover of, "Oh the kids enjoyed it, it was fun, they didn't mind sharing."

Mary Beth in PA said...

She really looks awful! Her face in the beginning is priceless ... she probably sensed they would not be kissing her butt like her friends on The View. Watching this clip made it seem like it was 20 minutes long ... very painful, but at the same time, made me smirk and shake my head at watching her make herself look horrific!

Pam said...

NJGal51 said... Kate says in the interview (around 0:36)

"I'm hard pressed to tell you that I have, um, you know, not found a coupon for something I've been looking for." So you can't find coupons for what you want on the web site?

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She's such a dolt.

There's that gift of gab again. Such a gifted spokesperson (not).

What the hell was CouponCabin THINKING by hiring someone so incapable of speaking properly?

anger issues kate said...

Of course Kate looks PO, this is not the job she wanted. Kate wanted to be a Hollywood star and A-lister, Kate thought that Hollywood, would be knocking the door down, with TV shows etc. When they didn't this is the result. It's this or Nursing. Kate should have went back to nursing and downsized. This job is not gonna paid the bills, but to Kate, Nursing can be a hard, dirty, thankless job, in other words: too much work. Kate does not care for security, insurance etc, only that she gets to travel, and does the least amount of work and gets to be away from her kids as much as possible. Good mom, that one day will come back to bite her.
That garbage about the show being memories is crap. Kate was just too lazy to buy a camera, a video camera and make her own memories with her kids, even now, the only camera she has is on her phone. LAZY!

A Pink Straight Jacket For Kate said...

Oh heck, I gave in and watched a few seconds of the video clip. Just a few seconds was all I could take. Whew! My God, Kate lacks life. She has the personality of a slug.

Make no mistake about it, Kate is a miserable human being- and I say that with great sadness for her. No one should be that way.

Nevertheless, if I was a suit at Coupon Cabin, I would be royally pissed off that she is representing them.

I hope for her sake, that the interview picked up after I gave up watching.

Westcoaster said...

I won't watch her, but wow, what a face she has this morning - where's the happy provocative Red Cross blanket face? Does she not know you have to bring your game face ALL the time in this business? Guess it's either too early for her or she realized no one was watching, but either way this is no way to impress anyone, especially the folks who have hired you to represent them.

And while I prefer not to comment on her personal appearance, it is really apparent that she has had, and continues to have work done. The weight loss has thinned out her face, but her eyes are another story, they have that "cat look" that much older women get when they have been lifted just a few too many times - think Joan Rivers. And yep, Botox much? Sadly she really has added ten years to her face. Perhaps a smile would help>

I really don't know why she does not drop the "crew visits" from her list of stock phrases - it really doesn't even work as a FU and it just sounds stupid - seriously, these people come and visit you and the kids when they're not getting paid. Lady, you don't even take your kids trick or treating if YOU are not getting paid for that.

Well, K8, happy travels to Australia, where you and your 'ho fame are not so widely known. And yes, Thanksgiving is just two weeks away, got any family plans going, or perhaps this year the kids get to spend a real holiday with their dad?

A Pink Straight Jacket For Kate said...

P.S. that screen grab/photo of Kate can be used to scare mice (and men) away....

Anonymous said...

Post from MaryAnn --

Pink Straight Jacket, don't know just where you stopped watching. But, no, it does not get any better. You will actually feel your shoulders begin to slump forward as you watch. Weight of Kate's sad world will sit on your shoulders.

LazyCabin.com said...

She sure lacks in the perky department. Geez, you'd think that news crew didn't offer her some coffee to livin' her up a little bit before going on air. She acted like she just woke up and was still groggy.

Kate is CLEARLY an introvert who wants the world to think she's an extrovert. It ain't happenin'. She came off as lazy and bothered to have to be there.

Tucker's Mom said...

Kate has to stop *that* face.
She smirks her lips to one side and shrugs her shoulder and it's so glib. She does it when she really wants folks to believe what she's saying. She did it on her abcrap infomercial and it come across as so insincere. She has done it when talking about her kids and the genesis of Purse Boy to try to sell the fact that she's just given instances of the kids safety being a concern, yet she's the one who has her Gal Friday attached to her hip.

Pity Party said...

She has had her eyes turned up. She always said she wished she was oriental. I think she doesn't do the promo thing, because in her twisted little mind she thinks she would doing them a favor. She only promotes herself. CC is in for a rude awakening. She is so polarizing the CC message is lost in all the other issues on everyone's minds. I wish her well. I hope she pulls it together. Where is the giddy, excited persona she portrays on Twitter.

Virginia Pen Mom said...

Interviewer: "Every little thing you do is going to be on the web instantly..."

LITTLE? Leaving the kids unattended, allowing or being unaware that Collin was crawling under a car in a parking lot, speeding tickets, offending the Red Cross, beating kids with a plastic spoon, witholding water to a child on-air, not making outraged statement about pedophile editor... These are LITTLE?

Portrait of Jennie said...

That's the same person in the video as the one on the photo on the right sidebar here? Fork? Good grief, how could anyone have aged that much in only a few years? I'd feel sorry for her except for the fact that she did it to herself.

LoriT said...

Kate either did her own hair/makeup, recently had botox, didn't sleep last night or she is totally hungover. Probably all of the above. But regardless of her physical appearance she is clearly not an emotionally happy or content person. She looks truly evil.

Sorry about the anonymous, but I am having a heck of a time trying to post a comment.

LoriT

Portrait of Jennie said...

She has had her eyes turned up. She always said she wished she was oriental.

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Are you sure it's not the makeup...the cat eye look? You can see the pencil and brown shadow upsweep.

A Sheeple said...

Excuse me for cutting in here as a sheeple. I must say anonymously that Kate looks terrible. WTF is with the Oriental look and zero smile? I know it was early and not as exciting as her regular show or the View, but her face couldn't wrinkle if she wanted it to. Who is she trying to impress? How is she trying to sell a product? Only Joan Rivers could apppreciate her look this morning. Gonna be a long flight to Australia for Steve looking at that....
I will crawl back to my stable now. Thought "you guys" might appreciate a word from a sheep...honestly!!!!!!!!!!!!!

chefsummer said...

As allways Kate talked about her self and how she felt the kids should feel.Here what ot was about.

How much money she didn't make.
How the crew still come over.
How she feels the kids will fell when they get older.
How she made the best choices by herself.
How the media allways hurts her and gets it wrong.

And once again she didn't tell about her twitter account or her/family website. Same old same old

Tucker's Mom said...

In defense of Kate talking about herself (again), she was asked and the interviewers took it in that direction.
Her own website was mentioned at the end.

Tucker's Mom said...

From Kate's blog, guest blogger Deanna wrote about good skin:
4 – Do the laundry! Not to give you extra housework, but clean linens help keep skin clear and bright. Use laundry detergents that are free from irritants, and if you have trouble with frequent breakouts, change your pillowcases, towels, and washcloths as often as you can.

I hope Katie starts changing the kids' bedding more than twice monthly when they reach puberty and start having breakouts. That one still skeeves me.

SuzyQ said...

Why does she keep looking up after being asked a question? Are the answers on the ceiling? Or is she literally pulling an answer out of thin air?

Can I just say this... I HATE it when people shrug like she does, it is such a passive aggressive way of saying "I just don't give a shit" - I'm sure her new employer, Coupon whatever, loved this interview. She could not have been more uninteresting.

Boom Mikes said...

Anybody else have boom mikes, crew guys ("daddies") and scripts for their "home movies?"

Still don't know one single person who ever took a picture of their toddlers' first "poop in the potty."

She's whacked.

so evil, so sad said...

Boom Mikes said

Still don't know one single person who ever took a picture of their toddlers' first "poop in the potty."

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

There wasn't any real life in that home. It was all for a camera, one way or another.

What a way to mess up your kids.

Stewmama said...

I think this is THE best interview I've seen of Kate yet. I still have a smile on my face from the way she looked in that clip. Life is so full of exclamation points isn't it Kate! YAY!

chefsummer said...

I loved has she said the kids missed travling and yet. She just left NY for Chicago(yuck stay out of my city Kate)and now she going to on the plne again to.Aussie they miss travling but Kate sure has heck doesn't.

Dwindle said...

She is botoxed heavily between her eyebrows.

Probably botox of some kind in the 'parenthesis' on the sides of her mouth.

Is she under the influence of some mild sedatives or anti-anxiety meds? It appears so, or maybe she is just naturally zombie-ish.

She looks grey and dirty, as if her face and neck need soap and water and some exfoliating. Did I mention soap?

Her hair looks like an old fashioned AquaNet helmut, hard as a rock. And it needs a shampoo. I dont fault her for this, it seems to be the fad, white hair with black roots and an overall greasy look.

She is wearing Bozo the Clown heavy makeup, but in shades of blues and greys, not peaches or pinks. Odd.

The 'shifty eyes' are her trying desperately to avoid eye contact with her interviewers and also trying to look disinterested. Why? Why put so much effort in trying to convey that this is all beneath you?

She is completely annoyed at having to be there. Why? Is she annoyed with Chicago? Annoyed with Coupon Cabin? Boy, is she pissed off.

With all the experience she has had, and her self proclaimed desperation for a professional on-air job, her speaking skills are diminishing. Her voice inflection raises at the end (and sometimes in the middle!) of every statement as if it is a question. Why has her manager or agent not sent her for speech therapy and public speaking lessons? It has been six years and she is worse, not better.

I tortured myself with the clip twice, trying to figure out why her CONTENT was so dull and uninformative, and I think I might have an idea: She truly doesnt understand that she is there to be a mouthpiece and present memorable information about her employer. She thinks it is her mere presence that is so desirable, and that THEE most important information is about HER, not the product/s she is being paid to promote. She still thinks this is all about promoting herself, her presence, her brillance, her aura; that SHE is the commodity. She thinks Coupon Cabin Ummm Dot Com is merely footing the bill so she can go talk about herself on TeeVee.

I dont get it. She talked about the coupon site as if it is her annoying lot in life to tell us stupid people to use coupons, and we should already know that because it was already "well chronicled" several times on 'her show'. She is annoyed, disgusted, and bored by this coupon site. Why is she deliberately acting like that? I dont... get it.

"I stand by that" that the kids will never look back and not appreciate the cameras intrusion. (This was just about the only time she made an actual STATEMENT with her voice inflection and intonation, instead of a question.) Which means "I have decided they will not question this and I am in charge and that will never change." It is still beyond her comprehension that 8 other people will have 8 opinions different than hers, whether she consents to their thoughts and feelings or not.

She can tweet, twit, twat, whatever all she likes about how she is WORKING and IT FEELS SO GOOD and blah blah blah, but she is over-the-top annoyed by this job. I wonder what her employer is thinking right about now. Hehe.

khater said...

OH I know someone who took picturs of poop in the potty and has 30 plus albums each per kid and carried around umbilical cord (no joke) for years. Yup, another narcicist. Her kids looked great at all times, matchy matchy expensive clothes (well for the girls anyway) but were relegated to the basement and were rarely seen or heard. Appearance is what matters. And this narcisst was also "poor" when in reality, not true.

Tucker's Mom said...

I think Admin should start a running clock that chronicles how long, if ever, Kate takes to remove the racy and inappropriate Red Cross blanket photo. We can call it the Countdown Of Shame ;)
btw... who the hell was Kate posing for half naked?

Kate is a twit said...

I definitely do not want to rehash the RC situation again, but I thought you'd like to see the celebrity pictures that WERE put on their website. Scroll down a bit, and they are posted on the right.

http://redcrossphilly.org/fire/

Anonymous said...

i don't usually comment on kate's appearance either since i'm not miss america but today she looked very "grinchy" the eyes have totally changed over the last year or so. time to step away from the botox.

lol @ couponcabin um .com
i wish she would have put some enthusiasm into her appearance. they did fly her to Chicago and put her on her beloved tv. why does she come across so..dry? sales and marketing need ENERGY and passion for what promote. saying your really excited about your job while not even changing voice inflection makes the whole thing look like she is uncomfortable. is she embarrassed to be hawking coupons? is it too mediocre or does it get a pass since it gets her mug on tv?

re the kids: it's time for a new approach. taking about the umm trips umm every single time comes across as pathetic. all it does it make it glaringly obvious that when she is not filming the realest reality show the kids do not go anywhere. doesn't show a lot of "great care and thought" to be sitting there with kids stunned at being homebound all the time and not being treated to 7 vacations a year. duh!

funny though..kate forgot to mention she is on her way to Australia while bemoaning the loss of free trips. a shout out to Terri's charity would have been a nice conversation filler instead of talking about being a put upon mom.

i give this interview a FAIL
maybe she will get better as time goes on but i just don't see the "gift of gab" in her. there is more to being interviewed or giving speeches that just "talking".

EM

Nobody Likes a Narcissist said...

Excellent comments and observations, everyone. I agree with them all and don't have much new to add, other than I counted at least 38 "Um's? Also, she says "you know" a lot and she often fails to complete her sentences, just trailing them off with a "so.....".

My 11 year old is a much better public speaker! In fact, his third grade speech at 8 years old (when he ran for class president) was better than this! Actually, I have to say that all the kid's speeches were better than Khate's interview today.

Her demeanor and flat affect is not attractive and it boggles the mind why anyone would wish to use her for any publicity. The over the top happy Khate we see on twitter is all fake, and just the life Khate wishes she had.

I'm actually happy for the kids that Khate is away because that house must be horrible with joyless Khate her in it. At least Khate's travels give the kids a break from her.


Guess what? The Philly Home Fire Campaign launched today and Khate's photo is NOT included in the "celeb" photos. Ha ha ha, Khate, your stupid photo backfired on you!

Go to the site and scroll down on the left side, Click a photo and scroll through them, no Khate:

http://phillyhomefire.org/

Btw, I said it when I first saw her photo and blurb on her website - she has the name of this campaign incorrect. On her site, she refers to it as "American Red Cross of Southeastern Pennsylvania's Home Fire Relief Campaign." I don't know where she got the word "relief", but everywhere that I look, I see the Red Cross and others referring to it by the name "Philly Home Fire" campaign. But, Khate screws up EVERYTHING!

Anonymous said...

i agree when admin said kate should whip out her pink iphone and tweet to promote her appearance. she never gives details of times to watch, what station etc. instead she always alludes to "something exciting" or having WORK!!!
the whole reason people use a "celeb" face for their product is for attention and promotion. they assume you reach out to your fans and get them excited to support you. they don't do this just because you are kate and deserve a job.
it's mind boggling how simple marketing alludes kate.

EM

Nobody Likes a Narcissist said...

Yikes, sorry for the typos. In the first paragraph I meant Um's, no question mark. Also, in the second paragraph, meant kids' speeches not kid's. I wouldn't want the sheeple to discredit my entire post for some errors made in haste, lol.

Tucker's Mom said...

Any of us who knows what a hard day's work really is knows that this is not frickin' working! Cut me a break.
Kate went out to lunch and tweeting "working!!!! yay!!!!" Kate gets flown out to Chicago. Wow.. grueling. Truly sickening. Kate hasn't worked a 9-5 life in years. Going through the daily grind and getting up the next day to do it again, just waiting for a 2 day weekend. She has no clue.
I really can not wait until Coupon Cabin realizes how reviled Kate is. Right out of the gate, she is representing them terribly.

Anonymous said...

a tweeter asked her why she used so many !!!!!!!'s. kate replied..because my life is exciting!!!!! again it's weird to see her twitter persona never matches her reality. if you always type with enthusiasm then why can't you move some of that passion and enthusiasm into your public speaking voice?

as far as kate being held to "an even higher standard" duh! she did that to herself by trying to be perfect with her all organic super mom of 8 routine instead of just being honest and relatable. most people have a hinky meter and notice and comment when things don't ring true. funny kate's hinky meter went off so strong that people starting googling her to get the scoop and we all ended up here. :0) i have never seen so many people so curious about a simple mom of 8. looking back she must have really came across as phony for me to even give it attention and spend the time googling her.

EM

mom of the year said...

Dwindle said

She thinks it is her mere presence that is so desirable, and that THEE most important information is about HER, not the product/s she is being paid to promote. She still thinks this is all about promoting herself, her presence, her brillance, her aura; that SHE is the commodity.

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

Yes, this is exactly the problem, perfectly described. She's never understood that SHE was NEVER the commodity. The original commodity was the family and, briefly, cute babies and toddlers.

Family disintegrated, kids grew up, and somehow Kate didn't get the message that a shrew isn't the same kind of drawing card.

She really can't see beyond me! me! me! She seems literally incapable.

The real mystery is how any corporation is gullible enough to take her on.

She hasn't even written one blog post for this new gig, and whatever publicity that website might have been hoping for has gotten lost in one of the most amazing runs of bad publicity imaginable.

Gaby said...

I don't post here often, but I think she looks like crap! At first glance, I thought her blush was a bruise especially on her left cheek!
She is soo unenthusiasic. I think she is P.Oed that she didn't get a Hollywood gig, lol. She wasn't flashing her bright veneers as she usually does when she is in her narcissistic glory!
Also, did you notice how she said how children were asking when they would go on a plane again, She kind of batted her eyes..maybe grifting for a Freebie plane ride!

Nobody Likes a Narcissist said...

Kate is a twit said...

I definitely do not want to rehash the RC situation again, but I thought you'd like to see the celebrity pictures that WERE put on their website. Scroll down a bit, and they are posted on the right.

http://redcrossphilly.org/fire/

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Oops, sorry, I was typing my post and didn't see yours.

And yet another mistake in my post (doing ten things at once right now) - I said the photos were on the left side but they're on the right. Sheesh, I think I didn't have enough coffee this morning to multi-task effectively today, lol.

prairielivin said...

Kate, of course you're held to an exceptionally higher level than other reality tv figures - because you're dragging innocent children into a world that they shouldn't be in. You sold them for money - money that you've clearly been spending on botox/cosmetic procedures even though you're crying poor!!! That's not us being picky - that's you being hypocritical and dishonest. You just don't like the fact that we're calling you out on it.

dee3 said...

Amazing....she just does NOT know how to work a room. When that newscaster asked her that question regarding when the kids are 25.....she COULD have said something like 'I thought it was a good idea and that they would love it....and hope they agree when they get older but I want them to know it was done with good intentions' or something along those lines.

But Noooo.....she is absolutely sure that SHE knows what the kids will think when they are 25....even though they are nowhere near 25 and there are 8 of them. According to her, she does not even need any wiggle room. She is convinced that ALL 8 of them....many, many years from now....will think just what she says they will think....that they loved being incessantly filmed for the show and had very little time for themselves.

How narcissistic do you have to be to be absolutely sure you are always right? Maybe she can predict the future, lol.

Anonymous said...

just a thought regarding kate traveling for work and being away from her kids.
NO ONE would even mention it or be concerned if she didn't act like jon was rarely in the kids lives. most people would assume.."oh she is working an jon has the kids. how nice they made the divorce work for them" but nope...kate does herself no favors acting like jon is an absent parent while she jets off for 10 days.
sheeple wonder why kate is so "picked on" HONESTLY..it'because kate creates a false image and reality and then gets mad when people assume life is as she says it is. why aren't the sheep wondering who will have the kids while kate is in australia? i mean, they are certain jon only rarely sees them so it can't be him watching them.
the divorce drama may have given kate flash in the pan attention/ratings but long term how she handled it is terrible for her career. people want to see families work thru things. kate would be more marketable now if she had a friendly divorce and if she showed jon public support. by letting the nation bash jon it just looks bad for kate to not be home protecting her kids from their deadbeat dad. how can kate be both? super single of of eight who DOES IT ALL ALONE and traveling mom who is away from home with no one but a young sitter to watch her 8 kids? (a task that kate can't even accomplish on her own - i mean, does her helper get a helper when she is gone? if 8 kids is too much for kate alone then how can the sitter do it?)

kate should have went for "responsible,divorced mother of eight who loves her kids more than she hates her ex" she could have been inspirational to people for making divorce work. instead she went the victim route and is stuck making excuses for her lies.

EM

Nobody Likes a Narcissist said...

Oh, this is interesting. I clicked the link that Admin has in this post for the coupon site. Well, they used to have a "Contact Us" to click up in the top right part, but it's gone now. Gee, I wonder why? The only contact info is now buried down at the bottom, under "Help".

Getting back to Khate's crappy job of promoting their site, she didn't even talk about WHAT she will be doing for them, did she? Why didn't she mention that she will be blogging for them weekly, some of the topics that she'll be blogging about, and also provide the date of her first blog, along with the subject? Fail.

Gift of grab said...

I think the reason Kate usually doesn't publicize her "appearances" too far in advance is due to the backlash from non-fans. Regardless of how she shrugs off the critics, I am sure she does find it embarrassing.

Also, I think it is important to keep in mind that at least for the moment, all Kate is for CouponCabin is a "contributing blogger." Not a company spokesperson. I think she might like to THINK of herself as the latter, but the company at least for now has some "plausible deniability" in terms of their relationship with her. If they're smart, they'll maintain a safe distance.

Dwindle said...

Administrator said... She really doesn't have a clue how to use Twitter to self promote, does she???

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

No, she doesn't. She doesn't understand the concept at all. She thinks it is instant messaging with an allowed 1/2 dozen followers. That finally hit me when she replied to the magazine Runners World or whatever it was. They send out one little tweet to promote a race, and she replies to them with her life story. Who the hell did she think was reading that, why would they read that, who the hell cared that she wasnt running that race, but here is info about HER race, it's her first time, how she was feeling about it, whether or not she had pooped yet today... It was an ADVERT, Kate! Yet you made a fool of yourself carrying on like it was an IM from a friend. Self involved fool...

Even when she DOES try to 'self promote' on twitter, she packs her entire "Pity Me / Admire Me Tour" into 140 characters. She thinks SHE is the commodity. She would make so much more memorable press if she would attempt to display a personality with ties, leanings, interests, devotions, to tweetable events and organizations. Instead, it's ME ME ME and I ALLOW THE RED CROSS IN MY MENTAL PRESENCE FOR A MIN - OH LOOK! SHINY OBJECT!

Anonymous said...

by very definition HOME MOVIES are not meant for the public. lol
i find it hard to believe that kate can;t agree that maybe some of the kids may not be wild about filming 25 years from now. sure the kids got a few trips out of but who is kate to decide for them that they will be ok with it because of the experiences it gave them. how does one have a careful and thoughtful discussions regarding filming with 7 and 9 year olds who have no clue what the impact will be on their futures? a big head smack to that one. kate is clueless. just say "i made a decision at the time that i felt was beneficial to our family, i can only hope the kids agree when they grow up but i completely understand will be preparing for if they are not"

EM

Tucker's Mom said...

Anonymous said...
a tweeter asked her why she used so many !!!!!!!'s. kate replied..because my life is exciting!!!!! again it's weird to see her twitter persona never matches her reality. if you always type with enthusiasm then why can't you move some of that passion and enthusiasm into your public speaking voice?
*****
This is what Kate tweeted:
Kateplusmy8 Kate Gosselin
by CouponCabin
Another day, another city! I love my job! Coupons and saving excite me!! Yay!!!
17 hours ago

Now raise your hand if you saw any of that !!!!!!!enthusiasm!!!!! on that clip of Kate in Chicago?
Yeah, didn't um, think so.
Again, I find it so vile that she calls this her job. It's an insult to those who put in an honest day's work. Flying, interviewing and arranging photo ops while using coupons and carrying around a CC bag is not work.

mamaK said...

Ok, Kate, I want you to go home, get all the home videos you have from your childhood and put them all on youtube. Better yet, go take a pic of yourself going to the bathroom (make sure this is during a #2, not a #1.) and twitter it to all your followers. What?!? You would be embarrassed??? No! But, what about all the wonderful opportunities that doing that would bring you?
Or, maybe you could develop some empathy for your children instead!

Cammie said...

I just keep thinking that under all the fake hair, tans, botox, whatever work Kate has had done, she is still that short brown hair frumpy dressed women we saw in the beginging. She has not grown inside as the spotlight came on her to be a spokesperson. All the work in the world can't make you a confident knowldegable speaker. That part takes work and we all know kate's work ethic.

I'm a bargain shopper/couponer and it would not have been hard for Kate to do 30 minutes of research and she could have had some great information. I'm surprised CC did not give her some notes or a script. I personally have used CC for online free shiping codes because I live in a rural area and I'm not going to pay for gas and drag my kids 45 minutes to a store. Kate could have come up with a ton of "fake" stories like mine. She could have said she uses the codes because how can a single mom do christmas/birthday shopping in secret, or that gas is expensive to be driving around etc. Not that I would believe the story but at least she would have been being a good spokesperson.

Anonymous said...

her promo could have said "i have been using coupon cabin since 2008. i am very excited to be a member of their team since i am very passionate regarding saving money to support my family".
if she is a serious couponer wouldn't she have heard of coupon cabin prior to being hired? why act surprised they have a coupon for almost anything? give an example of how they garnered you a big saving. something..anything ..other than umm.ummm.umm

girlfriend needs some serious marketing assistance. she's had so many opportunities that she shit on in the past. she should have struck while the iron was hot during her show - when she had her TLC earpiece - and not waited to be a cancelled-reality star before realizing their is money in endorsements. she really effed up her carefully crafted by TLC brand.

EM

Anonymous said...

there not their. eek!

EM

Tucker's Mom said...

The video footage that was shown should have included Kate shopping at Party City and PetSmart, just willy-nilly throwing things into her cart never once looking at a price.
It should have included her not being able to focus on her kids' school shopping needs and buying even more shoes for herself, again, never looking at a price to to see if something is on sale.
She should reveal how TLC picked up the tab whenever she was shown shopping on film.

Pity Party said...

Thanks for the link to the photos. What photographic genius took Kevin Bacon's picture, I wonder. I love it. I think I will donate in his honor. Great pic.

Virginia Pen Mom said...

EM said...

i don't usually comment on kate's appearance either since i'm not miss america but today she looked very "grinchy" the eyes have totally changed over the last year or so. time to step away from the botox.

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Wow, she really doe look grinchy, now that you mentioned it. Same expression and eyes? That would be a great graphic side by side. The Grinch who stole Halloween...

Nobody Likes a Narcissist said...

Just saw thsi on Twitter:

http://content.usatoday.com/communities/entertainment/post/2011/11/kate-gosselin-starts-new-job-/1

I also saw someone mention seeing someone who he thought looked like Khate in an airport. I think he was in Philly.

lifeoriley said...

What got me about the clip is that Kate Gosselin will never admit that perhaps some of her chidren will someday resent having been filmed for the show. She doesn't even say it's "possible." Nope. She knows how her kids feel now and how they are going to feel in the future because, typical of a narcissistic parent, her children are not indiviual human beings with thoughts and feelings of their own, but extensions of herself.
And yes, I agree with others who said "HOME" videos are just that--for private viewing by close friends and family--not for millions of strangers. Kate--why not release some home videos of your childhood? Why are their no episodes of Kate on the toilet, puking, and in various states of undress?

dee3 said...

Sheesh....she hung HER picture in her office at CouponCabin?? How about her children? Who the hell hangs a picture of themselves as soon as they start working for someone and get an office?

Nobody Likes a Narcissist said...

Google finally has a cached shot of Khate's "beauty" post, written by her "friend", makeup artist:

Cached shot of "5 Solutions for Great skin"

Someone above mentioned the tip about clean linens, lol, totally goes against Khate's laundry post. Also, I notice there's a tip about making sure you have enough fat in your diet! LOL! That is exactly what we've been saying is one of Khate's problems! She won't even use extra virgin olive oil (considered a "good" fat); instead she uses those horrible salad spritzers that she mentions all the time.

Kat said...

She looks like Dr. Spock...

Rhymes with Witch said...

she hung HER picture in her office at CouponCabin??
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She has an OFFICE? Is it in Chicago? Is it one of the many bikini pics? Is the world flat?

mom of the year said...

Gift of Gab said

Not a company spokesperson. I think she might like to THINK of herself as the latter, but the company at least for now has some "plausible deniability" in terms of their relationship with her.

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I respectfully disagree. The company has NO deniability here. They hired her BECAUSE she was a public figure and BECAUSE of her VISIBILITY.

Otherwise, they would have gone for one (or more) of the many, many savvy moms who already blog about coupons on personal sites.

A lot of clippers are pretty annoyed that this website hired this particular bimbo when they could have given a job to someone who knew what she was doing.

So, yes, she IS their public face. They sure didn't hire her for her blogging abilities, her frugal lifestyle, or her domestic skills.

Rhymes with Witch said...

She looks like Dr. Spock...

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I think you might mean Mr. Spock (Star Trek).
I think she is starting to look like the woman who had many plastic surgeries and looks like a cat.

http://plasticsurgerybeforeandafter.blogspot.com/2010/05/cat-woman-plastic-surgery.html

TLC stinks said...

Coupon Cabin is a Chicago based company. Apparently their PR arranged for the tv gig and probably paid for her hotel arrangements too. I wonder what they pay for a blogging contributor because I have been couponing for over 30 years and I bet I know more than Kate Gosselin.

mom of the year said...

continued from 11:08

. . . or her charming personality.

TLC stinks said...

Scott Kluth is the Founder and President of Chicago-based CouponCabin.com. He previously ran Sears.com.

Merchants pay CouponCabin a percentage of sales (Kluth says it ranges from a quarter of a percent to as much as 4%) when an item is sold using a CouponCabin sourced promotion.

The Bitter End said...

Tucker's Mom said...Now raise your hand if you saw any of that !!!!!!!enthusiasm!!!!! on that clip of Kate in Chicago?
Yeah, didn't um, think so.
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She didn't sleep. Katie Irene is really PO'ed about the Red Cross photo. She was told, among other things, that if she didn't release it on her website, it would have been used. She was up all night ranting and raving.

I'm not sure if polarizing is the correct term at this point. Polarizing implies an attraction, to a side (or pole) by a measurable quantity. I'm not positive that the Katie support side is enough to counteract negative opinion.

I think that she's just realized how disliked she is. She was stopped from participating in something as innocuous as a Red Cross campaign by popular opinion. She can be stopped at anything. The dam has broken. This, my friends, is the tipping point. We have finally arrived and Katie Irene has been informed of the issue by her handlers.

TLC stinks said...

Will Kate do this?

Through the CouponCabin charitable giving program, all employees align with a Chicagoland charity to donate time, skills and grants to the local community. Employees have partnered with a wide range of charities including The Greater Chicago Food Depository, Big Brothers Big Sisters Chicago, Special Olympics Chicago and Court Appointed Special Advocates, among others. CouponCabin employees engage in one-on-one tutoring and mentoring, serve as board members, volunteer their time and skills on a regular basis and spearhead additional fundraising initiatives. Charitable donations exceeded $750,000 in 2010 and are on track to exceed $1 million in 2011.

Rhymes with Witch said...

Really starting to feel bad for the Red Cross people dealing with what appears to be a potential disaster for them. At the very least it is a huge waste of their time.

Now an extreme zheeple is going after Mr. Shrader because he has not apologized to Kate.

Anonymous said...

The thing that struck me the most was when she was asked about the kids 20-25 years from now and possibly they may not think of the filming as all that favorable, she answered "NO". That's all I needed to hear. She does not think of the damage the filming has done to the children and how it will affect their lives in the future.

bm

Aeduko said...

That blush looks like it was applied by Lindsay Lohan's makeup artist.

And, to the person who said running has aged her, as a runner for years I can tell you it does not age your face. She's done that by trying to be someone she isn't.

Rhymes with Witch said...

I don't get in the middle and try to explain others' comments as a general rule, but my impression from the runners here (I'm not a runner) is that it is her whole misperception of what is healthy (e.g., NO fat, minimum carbs, too little protein and no idea how to pace herself for healthy running) was what was aging her, Not running per se. Add in misguided plastic surgery and whatever other treatments she's done and bam. She looks f.

Rhymes with Witch said...

She looks awful. (sorry).

cat said...

Whoa. Haven't watched any clips (yet), but from that pic above I would say that is one P.O'd person I wouldn't want to approach for ANY reason! And some company has picked her as its spokesperson??? Oh,and her face looks freaking WEIRD. I mean "work" or not: just weird. What was wrong w/the face she had when she was YOUNGER and had just started the "Show?" It seemed okay!
Yuck .

Anonymous said...

Comment by Heather:
Her constant kicking of her leg and shrugging her shoulders during the interview is inappropriate and unprofessional and shows she is not a good fit for media. She comes across as very flat and almost put out that she has to be there at all. She is certianly not a good spokesperson for a product. She showed zero excitement for the product and you can tell she hates that this is the first 'job opportunity' that has surfaced since her show ended. Not the gig she was hoping for.

Why doesn't her hometown TV stations have her on to talk about her show ending and her latest job transition? Probably because everyone in PA wishes she would just go away completely!!

Nobody Likes a Narcissist said...

The above pic of Khate, side by side with the fork photo on the right sidebar:

http://tinypic.com/r/m7uhzm/5

chefsummer said...

http://content.usatoday.com/communities/entertainment/post/2011/11/kate-gosselin-starts-new-job-/1

There is a God Kate isn't moving to chicago...-lol

Rhymes with Witch said...

Katie Irene is really PO'ed about the Red Cross photo. She was told, among other things, that if she didn't release it on her website, it would have been used.
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Just looking for clarification. If Kate hadn't released the photo on her own website, the RC would have used it? From that statement, I am inferring that the RC wanted either the first or the exclusive use of the celeb photos for their promo campaign. Yes? No?
From th

Permanent Name said...

I sent very nicely worded email to RC and haven't heard a reply. I really don't expect to and didn't ask for a reply.

After all is said and done at the RC offices, I hope the lesson they take away from all this is to MAKE SURE THEY CHOOSE PEOPLE WHO WILL BE GOOD REPRESENTATIVES for their organization.

It's clear to me that 'someone, somewhere' in their organization didn't think before contacting kart.

I also hope that they develop more stringent guidelines for photos and not let 'celebrities' have free rein over the photo content. Some folks can figure out what's appropriate, but kart, bless her heart, she hasn't a clue!

Oh, and I've gotta say - ROFLMAO - Love the picture for this thread! This is the 'realest real' capture of who kart is....... bwaahahahaha

Rhymes with Witch said...

sorry = my cursor has taken on a mind of it's own today.

The Bitter End said...

Rhymes with Witch said...Now an extreme zheeple is going after Mr. Shrader because he has not apologized to Kate.
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Do you think it's effective, when demanding an apology, to insult the subject? I don't, but that's me.



Aeduko said..., as a runner for years I can tell you it does not age your face.
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My prediction is the Vegas half marathon will be a colossal flop. There is a fatal flaw for those who have no experience at competition and she's not only susceptible to it, it will be her downfall. I'm not going to revel it, because Katie reads here. (Hell, the entire Katie Irene blogging universe reads here). She'll won't finish and will most likely require medical attention.

Dwindle said...

mamaK said... Ok, Kate, I want you to go home, get all the home videos you have from your childhood and put them all on youtube. Better yet, go take a pic of yourself going to the bathroom (make sure this is during a #2, not a #1.) and twitter it to all your followers. What?!? You would be embarrassed??? No! But, what about all the wonderful opportunities that doing that would bring you?
Or, maybe you could develop some empathy for your children instead!
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

She even said she wouldnt consider Playboy. Why not, Kate? You made your CHILDREN pull down their pants for the camera men and squat, why wont YOU do it? You might make memories and get trips out of it!!!! That's all the matters, right?

Pray for those kids said...

Does anyone think that the producer/camerman at WGN wanted to capture the PO face, and that's why they put the camera on her at that very second? She was prob a complete bitch to the makeup/wardrobe people, and (just like TLC exposed the real Kate with the RV ep) maybe WGN folks felt the same way.

I will never understand why she is so unhappy - unless it is a psychological disorder, which is totally possible, she really needs to lighten up. Her "fan", the View's Sherri, stated that kids need the basics, everything else is perks - maybe K8 is realizing that people are really laughing at her "job", she will never be a talk show host, and her hubby is banging a new chick. But rather than count her "multiple blessings" she is holding the 10,000th pity party.

Kate - how can we miss you if you won't go away?

Laurie said...

That screen capture at the top of the page give a whole new meaning to the phrase "bitch face". That is the stuff her kids' nightmares are made of.

Permanent Name said...

Nobody,

Excellent - loved the two side by side photos. Thank you for posting that!

She's just sad looking, isn't she? Sad as in 'it's a damn shame she ruined her looks and is such a demented bitch'....

It's sad to me that someone was given so many chances to make something of herself, for herself and her family and due to ... whatever is wrong with her, she blew chance after chance after chance.

I'm pretty sure she must be angry and embarrassed that she has 'fallen' to the level of a GUEST blogger after being (in her mind!) the most sought-after celeb ever.

I figure the only thing that is keeping her from screaming and pulling her extensions out is being on the plane to Australia for some private time with her pursehandler.

Pity Party said...

She looks mean in the picture.

Permanent Name said...

Bitter End,

Now my curiosity is piqued! After the race will you reveal the fatal flaw?

I too don't think the race will end well for her. To finish it well will attract little attention. To have some sort of drama will be much more 'newsworthy' (gag me)... and we know what she always goes after.

Sign me "Curious"

Hit the Nail on the Head said...

Pity Party,

Exactly!

She IS mean....

TLC stinks said...

Whatever advice Kate would blog about couponing is nothing more than a rehash of what is already online. She has never been an "extreme" couponer so I don't understand what makes her an expert with her occasional coupon use, if indeed, she still uses coupons.

I also seriously doubt that she is making much of a salary as a contributing blogger. Wouldn't that be her definition as "mediocre"?

Couponcabin should take a lesson from the Red Cross and avoid her. I don't know whose idea it was to hire her (she said she was approached) but not smart. I would much rather read from a blogger who does couponing and online shopping as a consumer advocate rather than from a controversial, has-been reality celebrity. Really, couponcabin....what were you thinking?

Localyocul said...

Don't have time to look at the video right now but she looks like a Siamese Cat in that picture!!

The Bitter End said...

Rhymes with Witch said...Just looking for clarification. If Kate hadn't released the photo on her own website, the RC would have used it?
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Yes, I think they would have used it. Katie would have sent the photo directly to the Philly Red Cross and it would have been posted with the other eight (what a coincidence) photos, -- Cosby gets top billing. Katie posted it first on her website and the $ hit storm commenced.

I worked in corporate America for 30 years. One has enough BS to put up with on a daily basis without introducing more. Nobody wants to deal with an entity that brings this much baggage, headaches, extra work, extra phone calls, extra e-mails, extra correction from the powers that be. It's simpler just to exclude Katie.

My guess is that this Dave Schrader is the one who selected Katie, meaning he dealt with her handlers and gave the go ahead to participate. So, in all fairness he has the task to clean up the mess that came with it.

Can't See Sheep said...

MaryAnn loved your observation about her being manic, so well put.

She looks truly awful in the pic above, it's like her narcissistic insides are oozing uncontrollably out all over her outer veneer & no matter how much work, the cracks get bigger & it shows more & more on the outside. That & she makes me think of a Persian long hair kitty who's just discovered that her milk was peed in.

I wonder how long it will take before companies will get sick of her using their promo time to beg for more travel opportunities? She's supposed to be promoting CC not bucking for more perks from someone who might be listening, dumb enough to hire her & ship her somewhere. Nice of her to show people they will not be getting their money's worth if she's representing them in some way on a program, because part of their air time will be spent grifting for herself, way to get hired for future gigs. She is always & will always be her own worst enemy & undoing. She will destroy herself & she's off to a nice start.

If she can't be enthusiastic about the product that she's there about, how is the consumer supposed to get enthusiastic about said product? Even if she is only a blogger & not a full fledged spokesperson she should show some interest. Sounds like she really does think she's the female equivalent of the Dos Equis guy. she seems to think she's the most interesting woman in the world! Oh how different those commercials would be with k8ieG.

Good to hear that people have asked her real questions, finally. They need to put her on more local channel shows because the big ones certainly won't do it.

Nobody Likes a Narcissist said...

Holy cow, if you want a really good laugh, go read this E! article and WATCH the video clip of Khate at the Coupon Cabin offices:

http://www.eonline.com/news/marc_malkin/clip_save_kate_gosselins_first_day_her/274399

LOL, I'm still laughing so hard, ha ha!

Beth said...

As soon as Kate realized that the cameras were rolling, her whole demeanor changed. The real Kate is in the picture above.

Mel said...

That blush looks like it was applied by Lindsay Lohan's makeup artist.

Exactly my first thought!

Dwindle said...

Did we, or did we not, predict that she would absolutely shoot herself in the foot the very MINUTE that TLC was not managing her mouth and her image? They made it soooo clear on the RV episodes that they were sick to death of the way she treated the crew and the companies (Discover, TLC, Fig8) and they cut her loose to make it on her own, since she seemed to think she was all that. And she cannot manage a single thing without them cleaning up for her, wrangling things for her, MASTERMINDING things for her, ORGANIZING for her, setting up her ear piece for her...

Under Discovery Inc's umbrella, she had their protection. They allowed only certain questions, fed her the info and answers as much as she would allow, they scripted her and covered for her. And she treated them like crap.

I think they decided after the Alaska debacle they were done with her diva-ness. They had created this self-important monster and now she was way too big for her britches and they couldnt control her anymore. She began to do them damage, such as publically disrespecting Sarah Palin. Who knows how much more money and good will and broken contracts she cost them that they kept hidden from the press.

In the end they tossed her out and told her to ride her attitude and her mouth on her own. And she cant manage the simplest things. Not even 3 minutes on a local morning station to talk about downloading coupons.

I hate that these companies purchased, devoured and damaged 8 pretty little kids. But the way she has completely floundered so dramatically since out of their protection is kind of funny. And satisfying.

We have been waiting for karma, and this week it fully arrived and slapped her in the face with a bang. I dont think karma is done with her yet either.

It was 3 lousy little minutes to talk about downloading coupons and she couldnt even come close to pulling it off.

She is just as ill, dysfunctional, low IQ, and self centered as we have said all along.

Sorry to go on and on, but I just cant get over how she totally blew this little appearance this morning.

Pity Party said...

We have seen her bedroom or rather her "room" (as she calls it) where her desk supposedly is - we have heard about the clutter - that is not her desk at home. Surely they don't expect her to write the blog there? Oh my! She is such a procrastinator she will not write it until just before the clock strikes 12 on the day prior to it being posted. She will first have to get "psyched." That will take days. I wish her well. I hope it works out for her.

I think by the way she refers to it as a job that she will be doing promotional junkets for them as well (as in this appearance?) and making solicitations and contacts for revenue signing people on with the company, etc.

Heide said...

The Bitter End said...
She didn't sleep. Katie Irene is really PO'ed about the Red Cross photo. She was told, among other things, that if she didn't release it on her website, it would have been used. She was up all night ranting and raving.
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Wow! This is really interesting.

JudyK said...

First, Dwindle, your post above deserves an award of some kind! You are so spot on and you just nailed the essence of Kate Gosselin. Second, I have to admit I did not, for the first time, recognize Kate Gosselin in the above pic, but that video was priceless...we get to see both the PRETEND Kate and the REAL Kate before she realizes the camera is rolling. Methinks she and Stevie had a huge fight right before she appeared...he probably asked her to REDO the RC bunny shot and she pitched a fit...so sad to see the aftermath of their lover's quarrel...boo hoo hoo. My gawd, how does he tolerate the bitch. I hate her. Period. What a spokesperson...wowee zowee.

Amy2 said...

Here's my take on Kate's (sour faced) picture:
1)She's not a morning person, doesn't like to get up before 9:00
2)Maybe didn't go to sleep yet from last night
3)Maybe didn't get her way with hair/makeup people
4)Wasn't informed of the questions ahead of time
5)Considered the morning show beneath her, after all she's been on DWTS, The View, etc.
6)The media was turned on her recently (RC, Colin under the van) and she didn't want to discuss it
7)Wanted to fly directly to Australia, didn't want to do the interview
And finally, she just wanted the perks and was annoyed she had to work
...Just my thoughts.

TLC stinks said...

Riddle me this....how can Kate pay Steve's salary on a part-time blogger's salary?

And it's not my impression that she is spokesperson for couponcabin. She has been hired as a blogger and they have other bloggers with "real" coupon sites that work in conjunction with the company. Those bloggers link to couponcabin. What's different is that Kate is a celebrity and that's what couponcabin is hyping. As I understand it from their press release, she will be a regular blogging contributor, not a spokesperson. I am sure they will control and assign her blogging material rather than give her free reign. She's not a professional writer nor coupon expert. It's for publicity, and it's working. So now we will be treated to even more hyper tweets about how exhausted and busy she is. What a joke. She works from home, the house is quiet because all the kids are in school, and whatever she writes about will be edited before they put it on their website, so she doesn't really have to put all that much effort into it.

tate said...

The clip on E! Online shows employees at Coupon Cabin in Chicago and the average age looks to be about 23. LOL. Kate can certainly NOT string a sentence together at the round table meeting. And again, she acts totally unenthusiastic about being there. I'm sure those little 23 year old employees will be writing Kate's columns for her. After all, they've been to college and Kate just thinks she has.

Anonymous said...

Notice how they put a jacket on her for the picture on the wall. The plunging neckline didn't go over too well with the bosses. She has no idea of appropriate attire.

bm

SuzyQ said...

Thinking more about this whole Coupon company, I'm flabbergasted that they choose her of all people to blog for them.

Thinking of Kate and coupons, all I can ringing in my ears is her shrill demeaning voice yelling at her husband "YOU DIDN'T USE A COUPON?!" and how that episode was widely viewed as her true colors showing through.

I've never heard of that company until now - so I guess that is what they were looking for, a way to get their name "out there".

That sad video from the company on E! is lame. Kate's "job" is about as mediocre as you can get.

I loathe this "woman" and "her" entire brand! said...

Wow! Just wow! I just watched the clip and all of you are so right! That did nothing for coupon cabin. Nothing! I would love to read what Lillian Glass says because to me- "her" body language clearly says that "she" is really not interested in coupon cabin- at all- and "she" doesn't want to answer any of these questions or even be on this show. The anchors weren't enamored with "her" either- which I loved! "She" looked hagged also. I saw the clip of "her" at the coupon headquarters. All of these photos of "her" at "her" desk are so staged and fake because "she" knows nothing about the computer. Of course, "she" has to put the number 8 with "her" fingers just in case we all don't know "she's" a mother of eight! Geesh!

A Pink Straight Jacket For Kate said...

tate said...

The clip on E! Online shows employees at Coupon Cabin in Chicago and the average age looks to be about 23. LOL. Kate can certainly NOT string a sentence together at the round table meeting. And again, she acts totally unenthusiastic about being there. I'm sure those little 23 year old employees will be writing Kate's columns for her. After all, they've been to college and Kate just thinks she has.

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She will call those 23 year old employees her "family", and they will make special trips to Pa. to play & babysit her children as well.

Nobody Likes a Narcissist said...

Khate got up early plenty of times to appear on The Today show, and she loved being there. What she's ticked about is that this was NOT The Today show, just a local Chicago station. Plus, I'm sure she's not being handled and treated as well as she was when TLC took her on her "press tours" in NY. Plus, of course, she just can't hide her bitterness over the fact that she's pimping a coupon website rather than her very own television show, of which she is the "STAH".

Also, she was really ticked off about how the Red Cross photo blew up in her face. I do believe that had she not placed the photo on her site, Red Cross Philly would have simply added it to their new site for the campaign without much thought. But, because Khate had to put the photo out there first, this little brouhaha ensued and Red Cross Philly admitted that they didn't like the photo and after all that, they sure as hell wanted nothing to do with it. It just wasn't worth the headache with so many complaints, so they left it out. SO, ha ha Kate, you screwed yourself, you fool.

You all have to watch the video in that E! article that I posted above. Check out the Coupon Cabin people meeting with Khate. It looks like a meeting of the yearbook committee on a college campus, lol. In their fake meeting, Khate mentions tying in their coupon codes to products that she'll pimp on her site, like in the "beauty" posts, for example.

Heide said...

I just looked at the eonline article. She had to learn to navigate a computer?!? What?

Dulcina said...

They had created this self-important monster and now she was way too big for her britches and they couldn't control her anymore.
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Dwindle, excellent comment.
I absolutely agree that Discovery/TLC/Figure8 has a role in the creation of Kate today; she provided them with the raw material. It is hard to fathom someone so totally devoid of joy.
Honestly, I hope she finds work that doesn't involve her children. I don't really care what it is.

p.s. ELCA or MO Synod? I'm ELCA.

Anonymous said...

How long do you think her "association" with Coupon Cabin with last?

bm

tate said...

So, now she is tweeting again and thanking people for donating to ACR. Doesn't she mean ARC (American Red Cross)? And she has to say how HER one requested pic has brought so much awareness to them.

NJGal51 said...

I serously doubt that the RC is getting that many donations from her "tweeties". My guess would be that some of them may be saying they're donating but in reality arent. How far can her little teen followers allowences go?

gramof5 said...

Kateplusmy8Kate Gosselin



Good day all! Checking in again! Thx to all who continue2donate2 ACR!So happy 1 requested pic has raised awareness 4 them! @RedCrossPhilly

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Ummm, well now Kate. Aren't you just a little upset that they took your picture down? I think they prefer not to have sleeze on their website.They are not promoting porn you idiot! I don't think the 4 Twitter teenage friends of yours will make a big deposit in the RC account.

Rhymes with Witch said...

Kate is on the move! She's in Chicago! She's going to Australia! I bet she'll have a stopover in L.A.! Can't wait for the pap photos! The paps follow her EVERYWHERE! Where are the pictures?

Sherry Baby said...

Wouldn't you think by now that someone would have offered her free public speaking lessons? I think that over the years it's gotten worse instead of better. Heck, even the local community college offers courses. Couldn't she grift for that? My gosh, she's pathetic, and to think that she says she loves speaking to the public. Oy. I'd be absolutely embarrassed beyond belief to speak anywhere with such a lack of skills.

dee3 said...

Kind of a stupid question...but Preesi has Friday's National Enquirer....and do you think the "guess who?" picture looks at all like Kate?

chefsummer said...

Kate know how to use a computer nope they told her what to do. Gosh she is so out of it

I Live In Reading said...

What the heck is up with her eyes?

Rhymes with Witch said...

Kate won't take public speaking lessons for the same reason that she won't get a trainer for running.

Kokomo, Cocktails, and Dreams said...

Would someone please explain to me what exactly Kate is blogging about in her new job? I don't use coupons from internet sites very often, but if I do, I just search one of the sites (not CC) for the store, see what there is to offer, print the coupon and use it at the store. I needed to buy a kid's coat at Burlington, went to one of the coupon sites, clicked on Burlington and printed a 20 percent off coupon.

Can't anyone do this without the advice of a Kate blogger? I'm just not understanding this!

Gift of grab said...

Mom of year: I hadn't seen the E! video of Kate at CouponCabin's offices when I wrote about her not being a spokesperson. So . . . I now believe you may be right, it looks like they are jumping in with both feet and will, I am sure, live to regret it.

What's telling in the E! piece? That they are having to "teach her how to navigate a computer." Kate's ONLY experience with couponing is what has been sent to her in the mail or what comes out of the newspaper. She has NO experience with the online world, and this is a huge curve for her since she is well known for having no tech savvy. I don't believe for a second that she will actually write anything for them. And I think gigs like this morning's news show are going to be short-lived. She'll be a face with someone else's words, and that's it. FYI, I am certain she had a lot of prep yesterday on what to say about CouponCabin on this morning's news show, and she BLEW it.

"The face that sank a 1,000 strategic growth opportunities."

As for her ongoing nose-thumbing re the RC, she doesn't seem to understand that she will NEED public support to do anything in the future. She should be attempting to be as cooperative and nonconfrontational as possible. But she is incapable of even faking this kind of demeanor.

This whole past 24 hours makes me feel even sorrier for her children.

Paleoanthropology Prof said...

Rhymes with Witch said...

Kate won't take public speaking lessons for the same reason that she won't get a trainer for running.

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Right. She knows it all. Wouldn't you think, however, that she watches herself on videos? Can't she see how bad she is, or don't narcissists have the ability to see themselves as others see them? She needs to read Robert Burns, "To A Louse..."

"O would some Power the gift to give us
To see ourselves as others see us!
It would from many a blunder free us,
And foolish notion:
What airs in dress and gait would leave us,
And even devotion!"

Stupid Is said...

Kate won't take public speaking lessons for the same reason that she won't get a trainer for running.

or go to marriage counselling.
or let Tony try to teach her to dance.

Grammy of nine said...

Kate looked horrible in Chicago. Sad and pathetic for sure. She has not paid her dues to become a spokesperson for anything or anyone, not even herself.

Take your own kids on vacation, Kate. Stop these attempts to garner sympathy. Not working and makes you look even worse as a parent. No one's kids talk about "trips they are not taking." This just sounds so unnatural and phony. Doesn't jive with your coupon using mom persona. Fake and phony to the max. Just stop, get training in public speaking, and start over. Reinvent yourself in a better way by putting the real work into it. "Lipstick on a pig has been tried." It doesn't work.

Dallas Lady said...

The WGN interview was hilariously bad, but then all her interviews are bad, this one was just MORE so.

The one thing that always strikes me about her interviews is how much she just sucks the life out of the whole ROOM. The entire mood changes when she speaks. She's monotone, stumbling, negative, uninformed, she has no life, no humor, no self-awareness, no happiness.

Even on that last View interview, though she was a bit better than this horrid thing, they had this festive atmosphere going on for Halloween and when they got to her, it was like a funeral march. You could hear Taps playing. I'm going to start calling her Droopy Dawg.

That's one of the reasons her twitter feed and "blog entries" on her "website" are so weird. In writing, she can be all HAPPY AND YEAH!!!!! but apparently in person, there's none of that.

The ONLY time, and I mean literally the only time she even seems slightly alive or animated is when she's dropping hints for shit she wants (see: the kids miss getting on an airplane--coy smile, bat eyes, hee).

Ug, she's so despicable and joyless and horrid.

As for couponcabin, if they didn't already question the wisdom of hiring her, they are after that WGN interview! I would NOT have been happy with that! Add to that the emails they're bound to have gotten so far objecting to someone as wealthy and hateful as Kate Gosselin writing for a couponing site, AND the fact that she apparently doesn't know how to use a computer (see E! clip of behind the scenes stuff, which really was a laugh a second, wow).

It all adds up to a big head slap for whoever hired her. I predict like everything else she'll screw this up, too.

She can't even get the Red Cross acronym right in her tweet. It's ARC. Not ACR. And yeah, she's being pretty passive aggressive, especially since they refused to use her picture in the gallery.

All I have to say about that is that Kate should maybe try to actually LEARN something this time and in the future, she should put more than half a second of feeble thought into what she does. Maybe she wouldn't screw things up so badly.

I bet her uhs, ums, you knows, and honestlys made up nearly half of her total word count in that WGN interview. At least she didn't utter a single hissy, pissy sigh like she normally does, but the shoulder shrugging was back in full force, I see.

Remember from DWTS, she does NOT take direction and she does NOT learn. She was the dance student of one of the best dance instructors around and did you see a single iota of improvement, ever? Not once.

So I could coach her in public speaking, appearance, presence, being dynamic until I was blue in the face and it wouldn't matter one bit. She's unteachable.

And yes, she looked like something the cat dragged in on WGN, but I think her insides are just showing on the outside now.

Dallas Lady said...

Oh and I wanted to mention it was one of the anchors (the woman) who mentioned Kate's "website" at the end of that interview, NOT Kate. She can't even be bothered to promote her own website.

Dulcina said...

"Reinvent yourself in a better way by putting the real work into it."
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What I find sad is that I think that Kate believes that the traveling, pampering and tv spots ARE her real work. Anything that actually requires effort pushes her stress level into overdrive and results in angry outbursts, meltdowns or both.

chefsummer said...

Why doesn't Kate get a gig at target since she shops there so much she should be an target expert.

A Pink Straight Jacket For Kate said...

Kate's recent twit:

Good day all! Checking in again! Thx to all who continue2donate2 ACR!So happy 1 requested pic has raised awareness 4 them! @RedCrossPhilly 54 minutes ago

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What a fat head!

If anything, her tacky photo raised eyebrows, and anger. I'm sure ARC (not ACR) regrets asking anything from her.

I'm glad her sheeple are donating money to the American Red Cross. That organization is more worthy of their attention than their grinchie idol.

Marie said...

So while Kate is off being this all-important coupon-saving marathon running and luncheon charity "star," who is going to watching the kids?

Will Jon get the kids this weekend? I mean she is gone so much I really don't understand it. How can you be a good mom if you aren't even around?

If she didn't have those helpers, I'd like to see her pull this off.

Kate strikes me as just such a person. Selfish and so into her own self. It's really tragic.

Dallas Lady said...

I just figured out what Kate is good for. She does serve a useful purpose: a wonderful model for what NOT to do as a mom, spouse, and human being. She's a living breathing cautionary tale, and will become more of a cautionary tale with the passing of time.

How not to treat your spouse, how not to treat your kids, how not to treat those you work with, how not to treat the people who sign your paychecks, etc.

All one has to do to be a great mom is look at what Kate does and do the opposite, starting with NOT pushing for HOMs and whoring out the kids before their birth all the way to NOT jetting off every other week to get away from said kids as often as possible.

Huh. She's good for something after all!

Nobody Likes a Narcissist said...

She's unbelievable! They didn't use her photo, but she still is taking credit for "raising awareness" and "all" the donations. Yeah, right, maybe five or six sheeple donated because of her photo that is NOT even part of the campaign! She NEVER tweeted about it to "raise awareness" in the first place, and I notice she still has no idea what the hell a hash tag is on Twitter. Plus, she STILL has not once linked to the site where people can make their donations. (Also, as others pointed out, she even screwed up and said ACR instead of ARC). In every single thing that Khate does, she is truly so far BELOW "mediocre", it's just pitiful.

About Coupon Cabin, Khate has neither a "job" nor an "office" there. They just had a little staged photo op and then sent the video out to try to get some press. Yes, one of those 23 yr olds will surely be writing her weekly blog and attaching her name to it and that's it. Khate will continue to live off the KIDS' money because this tiny little gig surely isn't going to pay her overhead, not even close.

As far as Khate appearing unable to use a computer, was she ever seen using one in the show? I remember reading that Jon was in IT and he was seen answering fan emails or something on old episodes. But, what about Khate? In the newer episodes that are just K+8 has a laptop or computer ever been seen being used or anywhere around the house? These days, I don't know anyone who doesn't have laptops and computers in kitchens or family rooms (except my parents, lol). Most young families have laptops and computers around and it would seem odd to me if that wasn't seen in episodes filmed at home.

I really wouldn't be surprised if Khate has no clue how to use a computer. She clearly had problems tweeting on her new iPhone until she was able to get Twitterific installed on it. She couldn't tweet for a few days but why couldn't she just go online on a computer and tweet from the web? Whatever happened to the iPad she raved about? She could have tweeted from there. Also, when the power was out and her phone battery was dying, why not use the iPad? There have been other times when her battery died and she still didn't use the iPad or a computer. Makes no sense, does it?

Gosselin8ComeFirst said...

From human to mannequin. She looks ridiculously bad.
http://www.imagesupply.net/Cosmetology-Manikin-Head-18-Blonde.aspx

I think this woman is coming undone, completely. The fake enthusiasm for CouponCabin is just that, fake.

And her snarky post on Twitter about bringing attention to ARC is so typical of how she reacts when asked to take down her photo. Typical Kate.

Gift of grab said...

TLC Stinks: You called it, baby! Here's Khate being charitable:

Help troops and their families on overseas bases by sending your expired coupons to @CouponCabin http://t.co/cSKNC0GP

Hahahaha. She definitely reads here--and now, so does her employer!

By the way, didn't notice the Kate-Wrangler in the pix from the CouponCabin offices? Or is he protecting her whilst skulking in the shadows? You KNOW he has to have been part of her "package" at the new gig. I wonder what the new $54mm investors in this company are thinking now.

Gosselin8ComeFirst said...

Dallas Lady -Kate is indeed "Opposite Mom." Classic example of what a good mother shoud never do.

anger issues kate said...

Actually, that office is in Whiting, Indiana, not Chicago. THey always call anything that is close to Chicago as Chicago or Chicago area. Just like the Chicago speedway A car racing place: it really in Joliet, Il, not even close to Chicago, they also call everything Chicago, and most of the events are not even in Chicago. I always laugh at that. Whiting, IN, is just over the state line from Illinois, on Lake Michigan. It's a tiny little town, you would drive right through it and not even know it. But I'm sure Kate stayed in Downtown chicago, since this place is nowhere near O'Hare airport, more closer to Gary, In airport.

Dallas Lady said...

anger issues, they do the same thing in Dallas. Remember how they kept saying the last Superbowl was in Dallas? It wasn't. It was in Arlington, which is actually a suburb of Ft. Worth, not Dallas. But eh. We're used to it.

Dulcina said...

THey always call anything that is close to Chicago as Chicago or Chicago area.
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Same thing happens with New York City and Boston. Lived in both places once upon a time.

Anonymous said...

watched clip 2nd time.
notice the body language of the newscasters. they are all leaning away from her instead of towards her engaged in what she is saying.

and really kate. just because your kids like to watch their own DVD's and you have "talked about it" does not mean the kids won't change their mind as adults and resent filming. how can she be so sure? just because her children with NO life experience told her it's ok now? what a dumb answer

EM

Carezee said...

I guess I just don't get it. I thought the whole premise of the show was for cameras to be following this large family around filming their daily life. If part of their daily life was going on all these trips , than why did they stop just because the cameras stopped? It sure makes that realest reality show look like it was scripted doesn't it. I am shocked to find this out (sarcasm and eye roll inserted here). Doesn't she realize that by saying the kids miss the plane rides that she is letting us know that the cameras just following them around is a big joke. How would anyone ever believe anything that comes out of her mouth when she contradicts herself so often? Why would you want someone like that as your spoke person for anything? Especially when they can't even plug your website without putting an umm before the the dot com.

Tucker's Mom said...

Carezee, the show was scripted and planned years and years ago. I remember when J+K+8 was first on my radar, i googled them and was surprised to see how many detractors there were then.
J+k were pulling the scams with the we're so poor talk while people were asking how in the world could Kate afford to dress all the kids in Gymboree clothing when they couldn't do it for 2 or 3 kids, or how could they afford to take all these trips and afford every zoo and park in the state of PA.
Most of all, how the hell could they afford to have Jon voluntarily leave his job? Who has 8 kids and neither parent works a real job?

TLC stinks said...

That picture of her at the computer is part of their PR. Now USA Today online has the article and picture. The photo was obviously manipulated because she looked a hell of a lot better in that photo than she did on TV today.

Anonymous said...

i think he coupon gig can last a while as long as other people are writing it for her and she is taking credit for it.

she got bitchy-toned on the E video with the girl who showed her where to click.

the eight fingers held up was a bit over the top.

in the staff meeting she said she could use coupons attached to her beauty articles. a staffer asked her what products she likes and kate couldn't think of one on the fly. instead she said SOOOO MUCH (it would be so many but..whateveh!)

kate looks miserable around mediocre people.

EM

puglover said...

So, Admin, did Dave follow up with you?

I think people here take your word for things which is why getting the facts straight from the horse's mouth is a good idea.

I'm concerned that you could be in dangerous libel territory yourself. Could any regular poster here e-mail you a letter from any fill-in-the-blank organiztion and you would post it as fact?

I get what you're saying that other posters said they got the same letter but still no real confirmation from Dave.

I love this blog and don't want it to lose integrity. I appreciate all the work you do here, admin.

Mel said...

Interesting thought....when Kate's doing her diva act, and they think they can get away with it, the make-up people do a number on her.

Look at how awful she looked on DWTS.

Today's make-up reminded me of that.....revenge.

Bah Bah Black Sheep said...

xxxx
@Kateplusmy8 @redcrossphilly The ARC asked you to take down the pic of you wrapped in THEIR blanket -- why haven't you complied? So rude!!

$$$$$$

It seems that it's not only the sheeple who cannot read and comprehend, but some non-fans as well. The Red Cross DID NOT ask her to take down the picture. Nowhere, any of the e-mails, did they request that the photo be removed. They asked her to submit an alternate picture. No wonder so much gets distorted.
She will never do it. She's right. Everyone else is wrong.

Rhymes with Witch said...

Kate always looks miserable, period.
The only place where she 'sounds" positive is on twitter.

Stupid Is said...

I'm concerned that you could be in dangerous libel territory yourself. Could any regular poster here e-mail you a letter from any fill-in-the-blank organiztion and you would post it as fact?


Administrator isn't stupid nor is she Ziggy.

Blowin' In The Wind said...

Who has 8 kids and neither parent works a real job?

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Do either of the Duggars have "real" full-time jobs?

Administrator said...

Puglover, I am no longer interested in harassing the Red Cross about this. I verified the letter to my satisfaction, I then provided Dave's name, number and email right on this blog if anyone wants to follow up further. I also said if you don't want to believe it you do not have to. Please move on.

Administrator said...

Puglover, isn't the Red Cross's only web site where Kate is the only picture they didn't post enough to corroborate for you everything we've been saying here???

They didn't want that photo on her web site. They wanted her to choose another. That's the facts. The end.

cwgirlup75 said...

Gift of grab said...
By the way, didn't notice the Kate-Wrangler in the pix from the CouponCabin offices? Or is he protecting her whilst skulking in the shadows? You KNOW he has to have been part of her "package" at the new gig. I wonder what the new $54mm investors in this company are thinking now.
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I didn't see Steve in the pics, but I will bet anything he was there just out of camera range. If she couldn't drive a few hours to speak at Penn State Fayette without Steve, she damn sure isn't going to fly anywhere without him.

Stupid Is said...

Kevin Bacon, Bill Cosby, Kate Gosselin.

“One of these things is not like the others …. one of these things just doesn’t belong----”

Administrator said...

They didn't want that photo on her web site. They wanted her to choose another. That's the facts. The end.

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Actually let me clarify my own statement. First they said they didn't want the photo on their web site, then they clarified and said they didn't want it on THEIRS. Minor error in the overall point that the REd Cross didn't approve of that photo.

Administrator said...

I'm concerned that you could be in dangerous libel territory yourself.

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Dangerous libel territory, yikes! Libel only happens when you tell lies--when it's a private figure, maliciously. Don't be concerned.

Could any regular poster here e-mail you a letter from any fill-in-the-blank organiztion and you would post it as fact?
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No, and that's not anything close to what happened here. I don't post everything sent to me. I have about four "anonymous" sources right now feeding me information, some more often than others. I haven't posted one word of it. Why? I can't verify it to my satisfaction. I simply don't post things I can't verify to my satisfaction no matter how earth shattering they may be. There is a fine balance--GWOP was so paranoid about making sure everything was 100% true that they wouldn't post hardly anything. I try to strike a healthy balance and verify things WITHIN reason. Nothing is ever 100% sure unless you are there yourself--I strike a balance.

puglover said...

Ok. I have contacted Dave and I didn't get any form letter. This is why I wondered how others did.

Sorry y'all, I 'know' you by poster name but haven't met you so I retain a healthy dose of skepticism. I thought that was a smart thing.

I apologize. I'll also move on to find a blog that doesn't post anything unless it is 100% verified.

Thank you admin for the answer. And for putting up with my questions.
I won't let the door hit my ass on the way out ;)

To PugLover said...

ZiggyFlo only posts FACTS.
She might be more your speed.

Administrator said...

Pug, this is a celebrity site. I think your expectations are a bit unreasonable. Celebrity news is largely based on sources and rumors. Some are better verified than others, but even if you go straight to the celeb themselves that doesn't guarantee you get the truth! Kate herself has lied on so many occasions I can't even count them.

You make a reasoned judgement with the information you have.

I think this blog's reputation is that most of the time, we get it right. Some things we've messed up on, but we always clarify things or change things once we get new information. Often things that get misunderstood was because a source was confused or misstated something or was being confusing. You fix it and move on.

And keep in mind, a lot of facts start as rumors. I give you, the purchase of the McMansion, as well as Jon and Kate's divorce, and the cancellation of the show, for starters. All started off as nasty little rumors that we ran with as soon as we were comfortable it was verified enough.

skeptical thinking said...

Puglover said

I'll also move on to find a blog that doesn't post anything unless it is 100% verified.

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Good luck with that, Puglover. Most websites aren't half as careful as this one when reporting this kind of "news".

100% verified? Try the National Enquirer. They have a staff of hundreds (thousands if you count their paid tipsters) and lawyers up the wazoo. They *usually* get it right, partly because they are very, very careful to IMPLY rather than STATE.

Most of what people THINK they've read in the National Enquirer isn't exactly what was written there, which is why they generally win in court. They weasel the language artfully.

Of course, even they blow it, and have paid out some whopping settlements. Not too often, though.

100% verified does not exist in the entertainment world, and it's very difficult to find even in "real" news. You choose your sources, watch them carefully, and use your brain to evaluate what you read and the integrity and/or transparency of the source.

Julianna said...

puglover said...

Ok. I have contacted Dave and I didn't get any form letter. This is why I wondered how others did.

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Your point is what? Because he didn't reply to you, it means that the others got no reply? What kind of logic is that? Could it be that right now he is overwhelmed with the frenzy that has ensued?

My friend e-mailed a local congressman about an issue in her community. He replied. I saw the letter. Her aunt also e-mailed him. She received no reply. I guess than, that my friend really didn't get a letter since her aunt didn't receive a letter.


"ZiggyFlo only posts FACTS.
She might be more your speed."

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I was going to suggest BM's site, or the "other" non-fan site, in which there are 23 rules of posting, with no dialogue allowed among posters and no insider info verified. That might be a better fit.

Rhymes with Witch said...

Oh, I'm thinking Puglover is a better fit at Ziggyflo's.
The facts and nothing but the facts.

JMO.

Administrator said...

100% verified does not exist in the entertainment world, and it's very difficult to find even in "real" news. You choose your sources, watch them carefully, and use your brain to evaluate what you read and the integrity and/or transparency of the source.

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Having worked for "real" news--both a newspaper and a national news network, I can say this is completely accurate. Journalists do the best they can to verify sources and then at a certain point go with it. If you think "real" news doesn't mess up check out the corrections page of the New York Times. They report several corrections DAILY.

On 9/11, did the news decide not to report anything until they could verify exactly what happened? Of course not. The news went with what the knew and a lot of it was wrong and it was corrected as the story developed. I happened to have the news on that morning as it happened. The first several minutes, I remember hearing it was a bomb, it was a plane, it was a small plane, big plane, terrorists, not terrorists, several hundred dead, 5,000 dead, 10,000 dead. It was all over the place.

I'm guessing Dave has probably checked out of this mess by now--as he should. The Red Cross has better things to do.

Kate is unemloyed said...

I am in recovery and Kate's nervous demeanor and inability to answer questions promptly reminds me of how I would act when loaded and trying not to look loaded. It's just a hunch but was the first thing to pop into my head. I'm guessing Xanax. It can make you quite stupid, or in Kate's case, more stupid.

Anonymous said...

Dulcina, I had to laugh when I saw your post. I went to an LCA university. I'm RC, though!

Thanks for posting the side-by-side pix, Nobody. I couldn't believe they were of the same woman. She now looks nothing like she did even 2 years ago. In the pix heading this post, her eyes look sunken. That may be due to make-up, but I'm betting it's more due to her weight loss and lack of fat in her diet. She looks haggard and at least 10 years older.

I've read the 2 articles linked here about her first day "on the job" at couponcabin, but I can't bring myself to watch the clips. Just the sound of her voice makes me ill. I feel for the kids having to listen to it on a daily basis.

On behalf of Siamese and Persian kitties everywhere, I object to the comparisons to Kate LOL. I think Grinch about captures it correctly.

readerlady

Administrator said...

Kate is Unemployed, I can't comment on what is going on with Kate, but her behavior does seem similar to people who have a lot of issues going on.

TLC ship is sinking said...

If anyone is wondering, the USA Today article mentioned that Kate is to contribute weekly for Coupon Cabin, working from home.

Her first post is supposed to be about Black Friday shopping tips. Hopefully, it won't be a post about ways to save money on products for herself (instead of holiday shopping for her kids), as seen in that short E! clip.

http://content.usatoday.com/communities/entertainment/post/2011/11/kate-gosselin-starts-new-job-/1

Kate can barely generate [good] material for her own website, so I wonder how she'll be able to fulfill a weekly contribution for Coupon Cabin.

If Coupon Cabin is located in the Chicago area, wouldn't they have had a PR person with Kate for this interview? Someone to help her with talking points, things Kate should bring up related to Coupon Cabin and what she'll contribute to this site that's different from all the other coupon bloggers...aside from being a mom with 8 kids? Just another example of Kate's mediocre media skills...failing to properly promote a product or interest viewers into why they should use Coupon Cabin over the others.

fidosmommy said...

Well, let's see what you all have said so well.

1) Kate's appearance on the Chicago radio station was unbelievably bad. I actually expected that to go quite well. Boy, was I wrong.

2) Kate's cheeks looked purple. She needs Deanna to step in and help her with some make up tips for studio lights.

3) Her utter disdain for being there was almost
palpable. Chicago is not New York City! It's not LA! This isn't a nationally televised show!
What am I doing here? Somebody's head is going to roll.

4) Kids watching the "home videos". Are there
options offered? She doesn't say. Anyway, the kids may just enjoy laughing at their mother in
the company of the others who have lived with her too. It can be a very cleansing thing to just laugh at such things. Keeps some people sane.

5) Good for the Red Cross asking her to change the photo. They've got control over what goes on their website. If they don't like the picture she submits, they don't have to post it. This is something Kate cannot control, and that messes with her head.

6) If she's not on her way to Australia by now, she's going to be late. More than the 25 minutes she kept the Penn State - Fayette audience, too.

Dulcina said...

Readerlady, glad you got a laugh. Hope you got a good education. I'm guessing yes, based on your comments.

Westcoaster said...

Hope she has that Black Friday column already written and filed away since she won't hardly be home before then. Actually where is Tweety Bird? In the lounge at LAX before her flight to Australia? She's going to be one jetlagged party girl for her big night at the zoo benefit since she still seems to be here and twatting away.

fidosmommy said...

OH! I forgot the most important thing that set Kate's attitude off in that interview.

They did not tell her how good she looked. Not one word.

Rhymes with Witch said...

Or how THIN she is.

BooBoo said...

That still picture at the top would look great as a movie poster. "The Exorcism of Emily Rose", "Fatal Attraction" or...yep..."Mommie Dearest"

She just looks like a ray of sunshine, doesn't she?

Administrator said...

Having spent a great deal of time in Chicago over the years since I have close family living there, I have to say it does not surprise me at all that this interview was a bit more hard-hitting.

Dare I say that's Chicago for ya. Tell it like it is, ask it how it is, though always respectfully. This isn't NYC or LA Kate, you're in Chi-caa-go now!

New post up!!! Who knew there would be this much news still about this walking disaster.

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