Saturday, December 31, 2011

'I'm not going to be ignored!': When fans become dangerous

It may be a campy cult classic, but many celebrities have had fans with fatal attractions. Kate tweeted this today: FYI-getting a lot of emails thinking I'm ignoring/forgetting u all. I'm doing my best 2 read&respond.Pls b patient w/ this busy girl!XO2all

Uh oh. Has she thought about the many other celebs who have experienced serious, sometimes even deadly problems with their fans? Here are just a few.

1. John Lennon's death. Mark David Chapman got John Lennon's autograph and shook Sean Lennon's hand (Sean was five at the time) just before he shot and killed the singer in 1980.

2. Selena's death. Yolanda Saldívar was president of Selena's fan club and worked her way up to managing Selena's clothing stores. Selena's designer quit because of Saldivar, calling her "possessive." When Salvdivar was accused of embezzling money, she fatally shot Selena in 1995.

3. Jodi Foster's stalker. In 1980, Ronald Reagan was almost killed by John Hinckley Jr., Jodi Foster's stalker. Foster spoke with Hinckley on the phone a few times when he called. "Over the past seven months I've left you dozens of poems, letters and love messages in the faint hope that you could develop an interest in me," Hinckley wrote in a letter to Foster just before the shooting. Foster has had at least two other stalkers since Hinckley.

4. Rebecca Schaefer's death. Robert John Bardo wrote letters to Schaefer for three years, showed up on the set of My Sister Sam, and sleuthed out Schaefer's private address through DMV records before shooting her at her front door. (After her death, the CA DMV changed its privacy laws).

5. Michael Douglas's stalker. Speaking of Fatal Attraction, fantasy became reality when an obsessed fan fell in love with Douglas and decided that his wife Catherine Zeta-Jones had to go. Dawnette Knight wrote in one of her letters, "She will be dead before she'll be able to blink an eye. Michael can finally be happy with his kids when the bitch is dead.'"

6. Sheryl Crow's stalker. One of her fans said that the singer was his "spiritual twin" and said they were "spiritually connected." Ambrose Kappos was arrested in 2003 after hopping into Crow's limo.

7. Gweneth Paltrow. Dante Michael Soiu showed up at her parents' house numerous times (where she often stayed), and sent the actress countless packages and letters. The FBI had to get involved. “I am more than a fan,” he said in one letter. “I have formed a soul union with you.” He was convicted in 2000.

Maybe it's time Kate get off Twitter.

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

'Our long national nightmare is finally over'

Kate is making a few Year in Review lists this week, and it's not pretty.

Said MSN TV of the Kate Plus 8 cancellation: "It was just the back-to-school treat many incredulous viewers across the nation were hoping for, incredulous that Kate Gosselin had stretched her 15 seconds out so long."

And David Hiltbrand of The Philadelphia Inquirer had this to say: "Certainly, we can all celebrate the fact that a pair of ruthless despots were deposed in 2011: Moammar Gadhafi and Kate Gosselin."


Friday, December 23, 2011

Kate’s Top Ten Worst Moments of 2011

In our second annual recap of a year of sediment, Kate astounded us once again with her often pathetic, sometimes hysterical-ish, and usually atrocious behavior. From a 'naked' Red Cross photo, to her twit-rageous Twitter account, to some of the worst insults she's ever thrown at Jon, here is our year in review.

10. No shirt, no shoes, no service: Kate's naked Red Cross photo. When the Red Cross sent out blankets to a variety of local celebs to get them to support home fire relief, most of them graciously donned them and submitted modest and appropriate photos for the Red Cross web site. Kate, however, decided to wear a low cut top and snuggle up on her couch barefoot wrapped tightly in the blanket, giving the photo the appearance of her being naked underneath. In the charity's biggest scandal since they told the Dixie Chicks to F off, the Red Cross had to waste time they should have spent helping people in need to ask Kate to choose a different photo. And after a few days of stubbornly holding out, Kate actually complied--although the come hither photo remains on her personal web site.

9. You're not drunk if you can lie on the floor without holding on. Kate's trashy birthday in NYC. If the Sarah Palin camping trip was 2010's fleecing, this surely was 2011's. Kate just about lost the last of her flock after the episode "Kate's Night Out" aired, a bizarre departure from the typical family fare. The episode featured BFF (though not for long) Jamie surprising Kate with a trip to NYC for her birthday. They drank for about two days straight, there was some foot licking involved and awkward techno dancing ("You got a problem???" one Jersey Shore-sounding NYC clubber asks Kate. Ha.), Kate spills to a complete stranger/planted extra/Steve lookalike about her divorce, Jamie and Kate share a bed so they could wake up hung over together, there may have been a tiger, a baby and a missing tooth involved at some point, and worst of all, the kids cried their eyes out when Kate left home for this. The only redeeming factor was when Jamie called Kate a princess and said it's always about Kate's world. Oh, there will be more calling out to come from this BFF, hold onto your organic hats.

8. Occupy Stupidity. In an embarrassingly desperate attempt to keep the ailing Kate Plus 8 off life support, by order of the Queen, Kate decrees to her fans that must henceforth go forward and make Save Kate + 8 signs, display them to all the townships in the kingdom and take photos documenting it. The prize for the best sign: an autographed I Just Want You to Know, appraised at about six cents. No, this really happened. In response, we made our own Don't Watch signs here, and the two winners, Dwindle and Fade2black, both donated their Target gift cards to charity. Kate's show was cancelled the very next day. Heh.

7. Travel is 'knowlege'. Sort of. The twit joins Twitter. Psychology graduate theses will one day be written based solely on this account. If ever there was solid proof what her non-fans been saying all along about the extent of this woman's narcissism, poor parenting, and mental illness, her tweets were it. Actually, turns out, we were understating it. Thanks, Twitter.

6. Jon and Kate editor arrested for child porn. As were most people with their heads on halfway straight, Jon was shocked and dismayed that someone busted on multiple counts of child pornography was an editor for Jon and Kate Plus 8 and very likely had access to thousands of hours of footage of his kids. Jon, who said he had met Blankinship, was consulting an attorney as to how to proceed. As for Kate, she was just concerned about her own liability: Why, she didn't even know the guy! Well, he sure knew your kids.

5. Sorry officer, I was leading in the Indianpolis 500, but I think I took a wrong turn! Kate's four traffic tickets. If ever Kate was given the benefit of the doubt, it was on this one. It wasn't until Kate was caught going 88 mph in a 65 zone (one of four tickets in two years), incidentally, just hours after Joy Behar suggested she try lesbianism--and then Kate actually joked about speeding, we called foul. As for flipping to the other side, we don't think the lesbians want her.

4. Losing! Kate's therapist sues for unpaid earnings, and wins. Someone finally took this grifter to court, and actually won! You see Ms. Lafair expected to get paid for services rendered--silly Sylvia--but must have forgotten this is Kate we're talking about--she even grifts paper towels. Instead of just quietly settling the dispute, Kate publicly fought her tooth and French-tipped nail--and lost when the judge ordered her to pay up her $10,000 debt. Because no never means no, Kate appealed of course, and it was then that Lafair realized she would be fighting this woman until they were both cutting coupons for Depends, and for her own sanity, dropped the suit. Poor LaFair never knew what hit her.

3. Beep-beep, beep-beep, yeah! Kate buys an Audi sports car. Although she spent the bulk of the year still trying to convince us she is two food stamps away from living in a shack, telling us the savings for the kids are "not even close to what they'll need," and tweeting that she can't even afford gymnastics for them, Kate's spending habits when it comes to herself have been anything but frugal and protective of the children's hard-earned money. From lavish trips to NYC to Australia to the Kentucky Derby to Las Vegas, to the mother of all purchases, an Audi sports car--a car she hid from the public for months until a pap outed her, Kate's biggest lies this year have been about her the kids' finances.

2. Kate insults the backbone of America: God Bless the Mediocre! Kate thought she was just dissing Jon again like she always does, snarking on his 9-5 job out of the public eye and saying he was content with "mediocre" for the kids, but that she wants more than that for them. But really she ended up giving the finger to all the hard-working moms and dads everywhere who work their butts off at the best jobs they can get to support their families as best they can. It was so insulting that even idiot Sherri Shepherd, one of Kate's last remaining celeb sheeple, was like, WTF, girlfriend! And finally jumped ship.

Kate's behavior was so atrocious this year we just couldn't narrow it down to a top 10. So before we reveal number one, here are a few incidents that were a strong runner's up:
  • Kids? Yawn!!! Kate tweets that the kids' field trip was "dull."
  • Freebies from the teenies. Kate accepts countless birthday and Christmas gifts from her young fans, including food, encourages them to send more, rarely manages to thank them, and never once suggests they donate to charity instead or perhaps save their money for college. Half the purpose of her twitter account seems to be to grift from those less fortunate than her, from Starbucks to cereal to iPads.
  • Let the orphans eat cake. Kate leaves the kids yet again, this time to go run a marathon in Las Vegas. And gives the kids a cake! Not an "I miss you" cake or an "I love you cake," but a "Go Mommy Go" cake. Yummy, I love the flavor of narcissism. Hope they didn't choke.
  • Pulitzer Krize: Hello, who is this?--You called me.--No you called us! Reading Eagle exposes the real order of how it all went down. Turns out, when Kate was pregnant with the sextuplets she called up the Reading Eagle first to ask them to cover the story. We always thought the spotlight wasn't dumped in Kate's lap as she likes to pretend, but rather she sought it out. Thanks to the Reading Eagle, our suspicions were confirmed.
  • Who's your Daddy? We're all for all kinds of families, but this was ridiculous. Kate said when the cameras are off the crew are like dads to the kids, helping them, playing games with them, etc.  Later on, she retweeted a tweet about how Jon "ruined" the family but she "healed it." When Jon and Kate editor Bill Blankinship was arrested last October, her daddies comment just got that much creepier, didn't it?
  • Crikey??? Australia Zoo Auction. Australia's favorite child exploiter Terry Irwin got Kate to fly Down Under again and donate a lunch with fans to the financially troubled zoo. But the actual amount the item sold for has turned into the biggest coverup since the JFK assassination. And a perfect example of why that zoo will fail, and soon.
  • Silent Night, Holy child exploiter. Kate interrupts a peaceful and reflective candlelight Christmas Eve service to take a picture of the kids with their candles and post it on her Twitter account.
And finally--drumroll please! Kate's worst moment of 2011 was ...

1. Who moved my boobyguards's pizza!!!: The RV trip from hell. It's bad enough to spend two weeks with Kate in a cramped RV that broke down every ten miles (Jon, did you cut the brakes?). Even worse when Kate chooses her "boyfriend" over her own kids. When Kate yelled at Jamie, Ashley, and the kids for eating Steve's pizza, touching it with bare hands, and gasp, having an HD TV in their RV, a knock down drag out ensued. Jamie called Kate childish and said "it's all about him, isn't it?", the nanny quit, and it was so bad Anderson Cooper even put it on his RidicuList. No one has ever been more deserving. "Middle-aged bodyguards can get pretty cranky if their routine is thrown off. You know lunch, juice box, binky, nap," Anderson said.

As for the best moment of 2011? Kate and Steve's romantic date at the Kentucky Derby, partners, inspiring this favorite photoshop of y'alls, our most popular post of the year.

Here's wishing everyone a great new year!

Monday, December 19, 2011

Local photographer captures photos of Kate at Target

Up and coming Berks County photographer Shawn Rutkowski ran into Kate at Target the other day and whipped out his camera. The young artist captured a softer, gentler side of Kate we don't see that often as she shopped for paper towels, storage containers and feminine products. Shawn is graciously letting us post the photos here.

Thanks, Shawn, for sharing your work with us. You can check out more of Shawn's stunning photos at his web site, especially more of his awesome portraits. 

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Kate accepts many Christmas gifts from fans

Kateplusmy8 Kate Gosselin
Just opened last weeks mail..Thanku Leigh & thanku Colleen for Christmas gifts! Wow!Haven't opened so theres surprises on the day!Very kind!
This just keeps happening. Is this ethical? We sure don't think so.

Monday, December 12, 2011

Audrina Patridge says reality T.V. takes a toll on relationships because 'your mindset is to create good TV'

Love vs. Money

Although Kate has always downplayed the role of the show in the disintegration of her marriage, there's no question that reality T.V. is stressful on relationships.

Audrina Patridge, 26, one of Tony's kinder, gentler DWTS partners and star of The Hills, took a break from seven years of filming this year, and says now things in her personal life are more balanced as a result:  "It's hard on relationships, so after the show, Corey and I really worked on what was going on with us. We spent time together. I took five to six months off to just relax. With seven straight years of filming, I didn't really get time to organize my house or do things for myself, so I just took some time off. I moved to the beach.",,20551720,00.html

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

No follow-up specials for Kate Plus 8?

Kate tweeted today that she doesn't think any specials are going to happen.

 Kate Gosselin 

XXXX don't think there are going to b any ....:(

Although a network rep told People last August, "TLC hopes to check in with Kate and the family periodically with specials in the future," Kate doesn't sound very hopeful. Who put the kibosh on this one? Jon? TLC? The fiasco with Bill Blankinship?

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Kate completes Las Vegas marathon in 4:59:21

Congrats to all the finishers, celebs and the just mediocre alike.

Live now: Kate runs Las Vegas marathon for the 'nonbelievers'

Kate starts the full Rock 'n' Roll Marathon tonight

As for her shirt we say: HUH??? Kate, who has said many times this marathon is about showing her kids she is determined and she doesn't care about people who don't like her, is now apparently running this marathon for her "haters."
Kate also had a cake made up for her kids left behind at home, that was naturally, all about her.

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Las Vegas marathon prep

Kate's gearing up to run the Rock 'n' Roll Marathon in Las Vegas on Sunday. Based on what she's tweeted about her training and preparations, will she make it?

Kate also did a little pre-marathon manicure:
Me&my girls all did this 2our nails..In case I 4get how many miles I'm It's now gone beyond mental prep!