Monday, January 30, 2012

Donny Osmond: 'It would have been nice to have a simple life'

Donny and Marie are doing their own celebrity cruise next month, which made us wonder how, 40 years later, they feel about their childhoods in the spotlight

And it turns out, there are some disturbing similarities to the Gosselin kids.

Children made to work when sick.

The Gosselin kids had to work when they had double ear infections and were severely constipated. Donny had to work when he had appendicitis. Although he was experiencing severe symptoms, 15-year-old 


Donny put on his show before being rushed to the hospital for emergency surgery.


"It was only years later that I thought: 'I'd had a major operation, I almost lost my life," Donny said. 


Losing their money.


When asked about his family spending his money he earned as a kid, Donny said, "I have never asked for the details. What was I going to do about it?"


Osmond's father and brother Alan are reportedly plagued with guilt over misguided investments that nearly bankrupted the family. 


"Choosing" to be famous.


"I think I was coerced into the business, the Osmond Business," Donny said. "I look at the alternative - a very simple life. It would have been nice to have a simple life." You mean, Donny wishes his life were more mediocre?


Donny once wrote to his mother begging to let him come home. His parents said no. "I was nine years old and on a six-week tour of Sweden with my father, playing three shows a day."


"I've been in it all my life and I don't really know anything else. I've never really known it any other way and maybe that's an advantage. Maybe it's a disadvantage," Marie said.


As for the Donny and Marie cruise, it's nice to know there are celebrities out there who are honest about what you are getting for your money. Their cruise is also jam-packed full of events, and sails next month during a Hurricane-free time.

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Westcoaster said...

Thanks for the new post.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

Aww my poor tired babies this am...ate breakfast like sleeping mummies! :( Early dark winter mornings aren't fun!:( Dreaming of spring... about 4 hours ago


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Maybe if they didn't have to get up so darn early for such a long bus ride for a school so darn far away, the poor babies wouldn't be so darn tired.

AuntieAnn said...

Donny Osmond:
I'm very excited for this cruise coming up. I was just told there are only about 10 cabins left! We are going to have so much fun. Who's coming?
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Only 10 cabins left and here's Kate who can't even find 7 to go on a cruise with her. Hehe. Kinda says it all, doesn't it KATE?

Annie2 said...

They are including at least 17 events on a 4 day cruse. They even have family events like the pool side movie. A better value then the Kate Cruse. The prices are also far more reasonable. They know their audience and were able to proved them with many options. The least expensive tickets cost under $1000. They are also upfront about the fact that there will be at least an extra $200 in fees, taxes and gratuities. The site also explains that drinks and shore excursions are not included in the package.

I think that Alice Travel needs to take a look at this cruse website and modify the Kate Cruse site. Most sheeple will be in for a surprise at the end of the cruse if the site is not updated.

marie said...

I didn't see anywhere on the D&M cruise this clause and the D&M cruise seems to offer more and cost less. NO CONTEST here! Note: In the event that Kate Gosselin is unable to travel and/or attend scheduled functions for reasons beyond the control of Alice Travel, Alice Travel will not be liable, and no refunds for such inability to travel or attend functions and events will be owed by Alice Travel. Applicable cancellation penalties will apply.

Dmasy said...

Note to Kate ... mummies, by definition, are "sleeping".

She is a Cow said...

I believe I heard that Donnie and Marie are going to have a talk show on Hallmark Channel, which will take the place of the cancelled Martha Stewart show.

Susan said...

Dmasy said... 6
Note to Kate ... mummies, by definition, are "sleeping".
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Mummies are dead, not sleeping. While the adjective "sleeping" does not especially make sense when used with "mummies", it is not redundant.

The more appropriate reason to bash Kate for this statement is that the reason they are so tired is because they have such a long bus ride, like Admin said.

Annie2 said...

Aww my poor tired babies this am...ate breakfast like sleeping mummies! :( Early dark winter mornings aren't fun!:( Dreaming of spring... about 4 hours ago
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Kate, your children are not babies. They have not been babies for a few years. They are also not preschoolers. They are CHILDREN! They can read, write, talk, tell time and do basic math. Grow up and allow your children to grow up too.

Westcoaster said...

While it's tempting, trying to compare the fan base that the Osmonds have to KG is like comlaring apples and zucchini; they have decades of stardom, and oh, real talent, behind them. That said, their cruise option is so much more appealing, from the scaled down length (and thus costs), to the incredibly informative and vastly more professional travel web site.

Does K8 really get a free cruise even if it does not get the numbers to make the K8 part a go? If so, bring it on hurricane season.

As for her poor kids in the dark, cold morning, Admin is so right - it is all your fault biotch, you're sending them on long bus rides 2X/day, you chose to buy that house, it's all on you, about you, you, you, you.

Tucker's Mom said...

Kate, your children are not babies.
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So true! I really wonder when the hell she will allow the tups to dress themselves. It is an unbelievable act of control to make them wear matching outfits. I'd even go so far to call it abusive. Yeah, I went there ;-)
The Osmonds have turned out pretty darn good for what they went through as kids. They were ATMs before there was ATMs.
It could have turned out really badly for any one of them, but D&M seem to be real. And, they're both quite talented.

Luanne said...

Didn't know where else to post this, but here is her Runner's World "article."

http://www.runnersworld.com/article/1,7120,s6-243-544--14205-0,00.html

Susan said...

I call my children my "babies", even though the youngest is older than the Gosselin sextuplets. So do many people; it is a figure of speech not to be taken literally.

Kate does some things with her kids (i.e. the high chairs, bibs) that she doesn't need to be doing past a certain age. But the children can sit in regular chairs, and sitting in high chairs or wearing bibs isn't going to slow their development at all. So who cares? She is also not the first person to dress their multiples alike, and there are plenty of people who choose their 7-year-olds clothes. Would I do it? No, because it would cause more work to make sure they always matched. But if she likes it, who cares?

Many parents do things for their children long past the age that they are technically able to do it themselves. Is the kid going to move out of the house and be unable to eat without a bib, sit without a high chair, or pick out their own clothes? Absolutely not. So who cares? If Kate is doing these things because they are the few things in her life that she CAN control, who cares?

AuntieAnn said...

Susan said...

wearing bibs isn't going to slow their development at all.
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I think wearing bibs at their age is going to do a major mindfuck to them...along with everything else she's done/doing to them.

Who cares? We do.

Katie Cry-duh said...

Kate is too pig-headed and self-centered to even consider that her kids may want a simple life. Also, it doesn't fit with Kate's plans for Kate. She is more than willing to sacrifice her children's very happiness and well-being, all in the name of providing for them. Did it ever cross her mind that they hate the show, the lack of privacy, may e even the travel?

fidosmommy said...

Luanne said... 12
Didn't know where else to post this, but here is her Runner's World "article."

http://www.runnersworld.com/article/1,7120,s6-243-544--14205-0,00.html

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Copied and pasted from that article. Can somebody unravel it?

(Q)So what made you decide to try a marathon?
(Kate) I signed up for the half-marathon. That was my motto forever. My goal was to run half this year, full next year. I just changed it a few weeks ago. One day I was like, I totally won't feel like I completed it. I can't describe it. I wasn't doing the whole thing, and I wouldn't feel good about it. I didn't want to leave there wondering if I could have done the whole thing. It's so funny, because a friend of mine said, "I really think you can do the whole thing." I was like, "Be quiet, I'm not doing the whole thing. You're scaring me, I'm not doing it." She's like, "I'm serious. You can do the whole thing." I literally yelled at her for telling me that. I talked to another friend, and she said, "I totally agree with her." I was literally panicking. Then I hung up the phone and was like, they both think I can do it. And also those thoughts in the back of my head, You won't have completed the whole thing. Then I was like, "Okay, I'll do the whole thing." I was in Australia, and the fear gripped me. I was wondering, "What have I done?"

Pants On Fire said...

What a Crock.

Here's just one of the fibs kHate tells in her Runner's World article:


"A lot of times fans will circle me while I?m running and take pictures while I?m running. That?s really annoying. I?ll say ?hi? to you another time, but I?m really concentrating right now"

Face it, kHate,,,these days, you've hot more sharks circling you than fans.

Tucker's Mom said...

Omigosh!
Omigod!
Omigosh!

For the record, I don't believe that Kate ran the whole marathon. She decries the horrible pain she was in, but you just can't hide that. She looked totally relaxed and fresh and uh uh, that ain't what it really looks like.

DebbieDowner4 said...

No, because it would cause more work to make sure they always matched. But if she likes it, who cares?

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Its not about HER - if SHE likes something. The kids are not garden gnomes that you can paint alike and set out for the world to see. The kids - all of them - are at the stage when their classmates can start to bully them, especially for what the "mother" has allowed to be shown to millions of strangers on tv. High chairs for 6 year olds? Really? Bibs? Matching outfits at this point? She is setting them up for being targets of some nasty comments, and she doesn't care one bit. She thinks its cute to call them "preschoolers" and tweet about inane comments that never happened - hairplane, etc... She has planted the seed....

But hey, as long as she's happy, right?

Tucker's Mom said...

When was the last time Kate tweeted about a run? It's been weeks and weeks. Also, why is Rod Dixon so invested in Kate. Is it the Steve-Aussie connection?

AuntieAnn said...

fidosmommy said... 16

Can somebody unravel it?
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Maybe a team of psychiatrists could take a stab at it.

She's probably saying she got herself in too deep and if she fails at completing the marathon she can blame her friends for talking her into it, not herself. As usual.

She contracdicts herself elsewhere in the article:

It annoys me when people text me. If they text me, I'll text, "Can't text now. Running."

So you can run and text?
Yes. People are impressed.

What people? The ones you're texting while running when you just said you can't text and run? Those ones?

She is a Cow said...

Runners World Article:

I love this line in the article:

"I can remember that first day in June, the kids were out of school, I got up at 7 a.m. I was like, "Okay, I'm running outside."

Yep, that sounds like Kate. The first day they are out of school, she goes off on her morning run. I believe the only reason she started running was to get away from her kids. She has more than enough time in a day to run, but she even admits she runs at 7pm when it is warmer. The height of evening activity when she should be home with her kids.

Does anyone beleive she runs 10 miles every other day, but can't remember how long it takes her to do it.

And another thing. If she doesn't want people to text her during her runs, why doesn't she just IGNORE them instead of texting them back. She is such a fool.

I am sure there will be some comments after this article. Shame on Runners World for featuring this liar in an article.

Winsomeone said...

I have never seen a picture of Kate doing anything, where she was surrounded by fans. She spots one fan, and she is out of there.

Katie Cry-duh said...

fidosmommy, good lord that excerpt from runner's world is unbelievable. It sounds like she's talking out of her ass, can't give a coherent reason for doing a marathon. Sounds like something a twelve year old would say. Those "conversations" with her friends (?) convinced her to run, or at least lie about running? I'm more convinced than ever that she did not run that race.

DebbieDowner4 said...

about the runner's World article...

"I" "I" "I" "I" "I" "I" "I" "I" "ME" "ME" "ME" "MY" "MY" "MY" "MY

Maybe someone at RW was sick of her BS too....they didn't edit any of the article and kept all the "ums" to make her sound like a fool.

tick tock Katie..

Dee said...

Tucker's Mom said... 20

Also, why is Rod Dixon so invested in Kate.

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Is he? Or is this a figment of Kate's me, me, me imagination?

Tucker's Mom said...

Does anyone beleive she runs 10 miles every other day, but can't remember how long it takes her to do it.
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Not for a second. When you run, you wear a watch and time every damn run.
When asked if she cross-trained, she responded by saying she stretches. Uh, not the same at all.
I don't believe for a second that "fans" try to bother her while running. Baloney. A couple years ago, DH and I were at the Tidal Basin for the Cherry Blossom Festival in DC and we saw none other than Lance Armstrong running the Basin. Lance Freaking Armstrong!
First, no on bothered him (not that you could catch him!). Second, he ran several laps and was there for a while. No fans, no paps, just him running like the wind.

AuntieAnn said...

Runners World should retitle that article

I AM A LIAR: KATE GOSSELIN

Once a Viewer said...

Luanne: Thanks for the article. I notice the picture is cropped there so no lunches and the fact that she is sitting on a kitchen island are visible. The article itself was ho-hum; I probably wouldn't read it if I were a runner- I really just skimmed it.


Re: babies eating like mummies- I think she meant zombies? I guess that arduous schedule goes with the private school she chose and would never pull them out of...I also see she says the kids have no Internet. Just wait, Kate...the twins will be on Tumblr and FB before you know it.

wait a minute said...

Tucker's Mom said... 11

The Osmonds have turned out pretty darn good for what they went through as kids.

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

If you mean "they didn't turn out to be serial killers" I agree. But Marie has had several nervous breakdowns, many failed marriages, terrible problems with body image issues, and lost a child to suicide. I don't call that turning out "pretty darn good".

Both D&M paid huge prices for being the family ATMs. The only "good" that came of it is the result of their talent, which has at least allowed them to earn a living as adults.

The story is unlikely to be any better for the "mediocre" Gosselin children who seem average at best, and are living with a parent whose full-time job is grifting. And who continually slams their fully-employed "mediocre" father. The Gosselin story is likely end even more poorly than D & M's. They aren't even famous for "talent", they were just sold as a commodity by their parents.

Dee said...

Tucker's Mom said... 20

Also, why is Rod Dixon so invested in Kate.

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Is he? Or is this just a figment of Kate's me, me, me imagination?

Steve is from New Zealand.

(Admin, this font still sucks -- ever consider Wordpress?)

Tucker's Mom said...

Donnie and Marie aren't entitled jerks and I think they've both got good character. That's turning out good in my book.
Mental illness and suicide knows so socioeconomic boundaries.
And of course, they didn't join the 27 club. Winning!

Tucker's Mom said...

AU, NZ..... same funny accent (just kidding, no offense anyone). I mean to say, This Dixon guy just meets Kate, doesn't know her from Adam and gives a crap?
In Kate's own words, I just don't get it.

A Pink Straight Jacket For Kate said...

marie said... 5

I didn't see anywhere on the D&M cruise this clause and the D&M cruise seems to offer more and cost less. NO CONTEST here! Note: In the event that Kate Gosselin is unable to travel and/or attend scheduled functions for reasons beyond the control of Alice Travel, Alice Travel will not be liable, and no refunds for such inability to travel or attend functions and events will be owed by Alice Travel. Applicable cancellation penalties will apply.

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Well, there you go.

If Kate's sheeple can't see that they are being TAKEN for the fools they are, then they deserve to be robbed blind by that cold conniver.

Sooner or later, Kate is going to have to pay the piper, though.

She cannot escape that.

P.S. OMG, I was such a huge Osmond fan in the early 70's. Now I realize that although they were AMAZING, TALENTED performers, all that fame
came with huge sacrifices, and lost childhoods.

So sad. But thank God that Donny, & Marie have their own families, and their siblings to support each other.

Since Kate reads this blog:

SHAME ON YOU, KATE. DAMN YOU.

Layla said...

fidosmommy said...
Can somebody unravel it?
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Here is my translation:
I was like, "I wanna run" and my friend was like, "Yeah", and I was like "I don't know", and She was literally like, "Do the whole thing" and I was like, "No way", and my other friend was like, "Do it", and I was like, "Okay" and I, like, did it. Like, totally.

A Pink Straight Jacket For Kate said...

AuntieAnn said... 27

Runners World should retitle that article

I AM A LIAR: KATE GOSSELIN

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I nominate AuntieAnn for comment of the day.

Spot on!

tate said...

The RW article was a joke. She claims the paps follow her on her runs. She claims she is often "surrounded" by her fans while she runs, even though she runs on random, remote country roads. Right.

And then the texting while running--so not safe. And the running on remote roads by herself--also not safe.

She claims everyone running the marathon was laughing at some comments she made about finishing the race--like she is just so funny and is with the "in" crowd.

She claims she doesn't know her times while she runs. Right.

She claims she has always been fit and has always worked out---during nursing school and college. She NEVER went to college.

She mentions baking over 400 cookies or something crazy. She just has to top everyone, doesn't she? True or not. So many lies.

She claims Rod Dixon is now fixated on training her and she will be come his personal muse. Hilarious.

tate said...

And I LOVE all of the juvenile grammar! "And then I said like I can run, and then he said like I want to train you for the marathon, and then he goes, and then I go, etc." OMG.

Dmasy said...

I just got my travel documents for a trip my husband and I are taking. We will be a part of a group sponsored by our seed corn company. Going to Aruba. It is an Apple vacation. I had never heard of this group until the posts here regarding Kate's cruise. Might have considered a boycott had I known...

Tucker's Mom said...

So she ate 2 1/2 pieces of pizza and 4 cookies? So what? What fascinates Kate about Kate astounds me. She seriously has a personality disorder of some kind to be so focused on how amazing everything she does is. I mean, you eat a potato? No! Get out of here!
How can anyone be so self absorbed and think that they are endlessly fascinating is beyond me.
She has convinced herself of her wonderfulness and if she had a shred of intelligence, she'd take the time to learn something from someone. Her training schedule is stupid. Her idea of healthy eating has caused more heart attacks (low fat is not healthy) than you could shake a stick at, yet Kate considers herself an expert on both.

Anonymous said...

From Heather:
Does anyone believe she runs 10 miles every other day, but can't remember how long it takes her to do it.
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I am a runner and even if you are heavy into training, you don't run 10 miles every other day. That's a lot of high mileage running with not enough rest in between.

Also, my stepdaughter has 3 young boys AND a husband and she can barely get in all the running she would like each week. I can't believe someone who has 8 kids and NO husband has this kind of time to run 10 miles every other day. Granted, Kate's kids are at school everyday and she doesn't work, so it's POSSIBLE she could have the time while they are gone during the day, but as everyone knows, Kate is a compulsive liar so I would take this information and consider the source. Given who it is, I would say it's simply not true.

Tucker's Mom said...

I also call BS on running 10 miles every other day. Kate would have a plethora of overuse injuries and she claims to never had one. Not a one. Any runner knows that you will hurt yourself. It's not if, but when.
And her knee pain that's not an injury, is an injury. Classic symptoms of tendinitis. How an a nurse not know something so basic?

melissaf said...

I still have "Puppy Love" on a 45 RPM :-

AuntieAnn said...

Lol, thanks Pink. I did some calculations and came to the the conclusion that if we all got a nickel for every lie Kate's ever told, we'd all be rich. But IMO everyone here is SO onto Kate that all the posts deserve comment of the day.

And I have this visual of the RW writer finishing up her interview with Kate, then rushing outside to vomit behind those privacy bushes Stevie-boy planted.

Done and done said...

The other day, I made them guess. We're to the point now where of course they'd never guess 20. They were like, "Twenty miles!?" It's so funny.

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So they would never guess 20 and then they guessed 20? Hmmm

marie said...

marie said... 5

I didn't see anywhere on the D&M cruise this clause and the D&M cruise seems to offer more and cost less. NO CONTEST here! Note: In the event that Kate Gosselin is unable to travel and/or attend scheduled functions for reasons beyond the control of Alice Travel, Alice Travel will not be liable, and no refunds for such inability to travel or attend functions and events will be owed by Alice Travel. Applicable cancellation penalties will apply.

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Well, there you go.

If Kate's sheeple can't see that they are being TAKEN for the fools they are, then they deserve to be robbed blind by that cold conniver.

Sooner or later, Kate is going to have to pay the piper, though.

She cannot escape that.

P.S. OMG, I was such a huge Osmond fan in the early 70's. Now I realize that although they were AMAZING, TALENTED performers, all that fame
came with huge sacrifices, and lost childhoods.

So sad. But thank God that Donny, & Marie have their own families, and their siblings to support each other.

Since Kate reads this blog:

SHAME ON YOU, KATE. DAMN YOU.

January 30, 2012 10:29 AM
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I too loved Donny & Marie in the 70's still do. My son bought me their new CD. I get teased a lot for my appreciation of their music. WHO CARES RIGHT :O)

cwgirlup75 said...

I want to know if the RW interviewer got to ask Steve about riding a scooter along the course. Allegedly. With Kate on the back. Allegedly.

Nah, he was probably holed up in the bedroom of severe penalties, eating pizza.

Kat said...

There's a twitter page up by Cara Gosselin. Just went over there...it seemed pretty genuine..even though Kate is insisting that it's a fake. Doesn't she know her kids are on twitter? Has picture and all..I thought she had total control over them. Whether it's real or not..it goes to show she's opening herself up to trouble...

Out And About In Berks County PA said...

Maybe if they didn't have to get up so darn early for such a long bus ride for a school so darn far away, the poor babies wouldn't be so darn tired.

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The buses here for both public and private school (only fifteen minutes away) pick up at 7 a.m., but make multiple stops (just about every corner!) getting to school at the same time as the bus the Gosselin's take which makes no stops. The kids who don't have such a long bus ride to school get up at the same time as the kids who do have the long bus ride. Six of one, half dozen of the other.

JudyK said...

Layla said... 34
fidosmommy said...
Can somebody unravel it?
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Here is my translation:
I was like, "I wanna run" and my friend was like, "Yeah", and I was like "I don't know", and She was literally like, "Do the whole thing" and I was like, "No way", and my other friend was like, "Do it", and I was like, "Okay" and I, like, did it. Like, totally.
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She's, like, totally taking ques from Kris Jenner and the Kardashians, who, like, can't complete a single, simple sentence, without, like, every other word being "like," because, like, they are STUPID and need fillers to talk like adults.

I was going to take a break, but there are so many spot-on comments on here that I couldn't help commenting myself.

Auntie Ann, you always take post of the day in my book. Love humble people who don't have to tell everyone how many homes, houses, cars, businesses they own in order to make a point.

Kat said...

Will Kate be shocked to see her daughter is on twitter. They're already doing things behind her back...IF it's real. Could someone go over and check it out?

Laurie said...

Well there you go, there are two Marie's! One is the college girl Marie and the other is the one who loved D&M in the 70's and her son gave her their new CD. I remember that someone asked this question a while ago but I only saw a response from college Marie.

Kate - When we were stationed at the Presidio (SF) we used to see Robin Williams out an about in the area running, etc. This was at the height of his fame. No fans or paps were ever circling him. You must be so proud to be more in demand than Robin Williams.

JudyK said...

Susan, you are very defensive regarding Kate--are you sure your real name isn't Kate Coyne?

Anonymous said...

Looks like Mady has one too.

KH

Dallas Lady said...

Kat, I wanted to address that. Kate seems fixated on denying that either of her two girls are on Twitter, but aren't they 11? Going on 12? These days, that's more than old enough to figure out how to open a Twitter account and start tweeting. All you need is an email address and those are easy enough to get. This woman needs to get her head out of her ass and realize her kids are getting older and she is NOT going to be able to control their every thought, emotion, and action like she has tried to do their entire lives.

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Secondly, about her tweet this morning about her sad little children eating breakfast in the dark. I know what that was about. She's always bitching about snow and winter and darkness and how AWFUL it is to live there and how she "SO WISHES" (I CANNOT STAND THE HABIT OF PUTTING SO IN FRONT OF EVERYTHING) she could live somewhere warmer, etc.

THAT is what that is about. She figures she might get someone to bite and send her and her POOR CHILDREN somewhere warm. OR preferably, just her.

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Speaking of Twitter, I have a theory about the haters and fans who tweet in her feed (while adding her name to their tweet, in other words):

she hates it when they are arguing about stuff that has nothing to do with her (as any narcissist would), but she LOVES the attention of it all (again, as any narcissist would).

And I do believe she has all "haters" blocked, but she doesn't enjoy the criticism popping up in her feed when her fans add the text to their tweets, etc.

As for the crazies on both sides, even if she shut down her Twitter, they'd still fight. They'd just tweet at each other. It'd be harder to find it all in one place, but I'm convinced it would go on. I follow quite a few celebrities on Twitter and NONE have this kind of Who Is The Bigger Asshole Extravaganza going on in their feed like Kate does. She seems to attract such things. Shrug.

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I'm not convinced that Rod Dixon guy is following up with Kate. When that article was done for Runner's World, it was right after the marathon, but we've hardly heard a peep from Kate about it since, except her vain attempts to kiss his wife's ass (Roma Downey) about her toddler DVDs. If Kate were doing a marathon in Madrid in March (or was it May?) we'd be hearing ALLLLLL about it.

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Also, that article? All it does is verify what a fake and a sham Kate Gosselin is. I'm only an amateur runner and I spotted half a dozen inconsistencies in what she said. She doesn't run marathons. She doesn't run 10 miles every other day.

And I kept wondering when she runs when the kids are at home, who is with them? Plenty of time on Twitter, she's made it clear she's home with the kids, then comes back from a 1 hour 20 minute run and everyone's thinking "uh, who was with the kids?"

I guess M and C have to babysit. She's damn lucky nothing bad has happened.

I love that the Runner's World article has only 1 comment and it's negative! Ha. Let's keep it that way. That's how unimportant she is.

What is that corny joke people used to say? She's a legend in her own mind.

JudyK said...

Dallas Lady: Kate is definitely a legend in her own mind...and ONLY in HER mind, no one else's.

Dallas Lady said...

Just checked out Cara's twitter and it looks VERY real. There's no way that's a faker. And she has a formspring page and Mady has a twitter as well.

Cara even tweeted a picture 8 days ago of M & C on their way to see a movie and it is a cell phone pic of the two of them I've never seen before and would have no reason to ever see (because, again, it's a cell phone camera picture).

I knew the whole time Kate was blathering on about how her kids aren't allowed to do this, aren't allowed to do that that the older girls WERE probably already doing those things without her knowing it.

Hey Kate, I have a nearly 18 year old, trust me: they're on the internet.

And you got them MacBooks for Christmas? But you think they aren't all over the internet?

Sheesh.

butterfly said...

I think the sheeple include Kate so they can show Kate how they are defending her-you know, how they are her biggest fan and see how they take one for the team. That Msgoody whatever her twitter name saying she didnt intentionally mean for Kate to the hater tweets was BS. What a liar she is, and she says she's catholic. She has confessing to.

If that is Cara's real twitter, she is also answering questions on formspring (I have no idea what this is, but it looks like a friendly Q&A site for twitterers) and this question are as follows (I am posting since the site was public and Cara said she willingly answers all questions freely) --
"if you were to choose..would you still like to continue the show or not?

I would have to say to not continue the show because it's been on for so long and sometimes the cameras do get annoying.Now it's just a show about what we do in our lives, not about how extraordinary our family is. I hope that answered your question :) <3"
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So there you have it, she would NOT continue the show.

Dallas Lady said...

Of course, she also spells Maddy with two ds and isn't it just one? In other tweets, she spells it with one d.

Either way, if it's your kid on twitter, you should know about it and if it's not, that's creepy. That twitter feed is VERY detailed and does sound like an 11 year old until you go back a couple of years on it (that's how long that twitter account has been around) and at that point, it doesn't sound like a 9 year old, more like an adult.

So who knows? But this is what happens when you make your kids public entities, Kate.

butterfly said...

please excuse typos and the grammatical error, having problems on this tablet with highlighting and overtyping. Guess it has to backspace from now on :)

Laurie said...

What do you look like when you run hard? Do you turn red?
No, I'm not a red person. When I look in the mirror when I get back, I'm pale, I think actually. I don't think I look good. Everybody has their standard things they wear. My hair has to be a certain way. I tie it up in a really tight knot, because I can't stand when I run and it bounces. I can't feel my hair or that sends me over the edge. I have a certain headband. I've tried a million kinds—it has to be one that stays exactly where I put it. I don't want to be messing with that stuff. It's rubberized, one-inch—I think it's Goody. It has that rubber stuff on it. It's the best...I have sweatshirts that the little zipper thing bounces. I hate hearing that. Is that crazy? Or is that normal?
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CRAZY ot normal. How is it that bouncing hair and a little "zipper thing" bouncing bother you but those bouncing boobs don't? That is one hellofa good bra!

Kat said...

Thanks Dallas Lady...I thought it looked legit...I'm not an expert on twitter..but from her answers it seemed for real. All I can say is WOW.... Wait until she gets home. If Kate gets upset with this...there's one thing she has to know...this is just the beginning. She's gonna feel so betrayed...Didn't she think they will ever grow up? Karma will come in the form of her kids doing things she thought she had such control over....I guess she doesn't rule with that iron fist...although she thinks she does..NO MORE..

Localyocul said...

Formspring is BAD. My dd had a Formspring in Middle School and I convinced her to delete it. People can make anonymous comments to your account and it actually became a game with kids at her school to see who could be the coolest with insulting posts. She never got any but some people were just spammed by people calling them names, etc. It's a bullying zone.

http://www.usnews.com/opinion/blogs/mary-kate-cary/2010/05/06/Nothing-Good-Can-Come-of-Formspring-Cyber-Bullyings-Newest-Venue

butterfly said...

Dallas Lady you are right, when you go back a couple of years on that cara twitter, it does not sound like a 9 year old at all.

dumber than hammers said...

There are quite a few Cara Gosselin twitter feeds. The one from Berks county doesn't read like a 11 year old's Twitter account. The further back you go, the less it sounds like a kid. There's also a claim that there was an iPod giveway from "Cara Gosselin", which seems pretty suspect, too.

Add to the things Kate can't control: the use of her children's names and images on the internet.

Virginia Pen Mom said...

Susan said... 8

Dmasy said... 6
Note to Kate ... mummies, by definition, are "sleeping".
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Mummies are dead, not sleeping. While the adjective "sleeping" does not especially make sense when used with "mummies", it is not redundant.

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However, "sleeping" is a synonym for "dead". Used in that sense, it is indeed redundant.

Virginia Pen Mom said...

fidosmommy said... 16

Luanne said... 12
Didn't know where else to post this, but here is her Runner's World "article."

http://www.runnersworld.com/article/1,7120,s6-243-544--14205-0,00.html

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Copied and pasted from that article. Can somebody unravel it?

(Q)So what made you decide to try a marathon?
(Kate) I signed up for the half-marathon. That was my motto forever. My goal was to run half this year, full next year. I just changed it a few weeks ago. One day I was like, I totally won't feel like I completed it. I can't describe it. I wasn't doing the whole thing, and I wouldn't feel good about it. I didn't want to leave there wondering if I could have done the whole thing. It's so funny, because a friend of mine said, "I really think you can do the whole thing." I was like, "Be quiet, I'm not doing the whole thing. You're scaring me, I'm not doing it." She's like, "I'm serious. You can do the whole thing." I literally yelled at her for telling me that. I talked to another friend, and she said, "I totally agree with her." I was literally panicking. Then I hung up the phone and was like, they both think I can do it. And also those thoughts in the back of my head, You won't have completed the whole thing. Then I was like, "Okay, I'll do the whole thing." I was in Australia, and the fear gripped me. I was wondering, "What have I done?"

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And I'm like, "Wow, Kate, like, totally sounds like she's fourteen!"

TLC stinks said...

Not gonna read the article, but not surprising she is quoted using "like" every other word. Very annoying. Such teenager talk.

I, too, would be surprised at the amount of running she claims. But then, she does have help so maybe that's all she does other than twittering. I think this whole running thing is a gimmick to get attention when she could just exercise at home or at a gym PRIVATELY. To me, running on her country road is extremely dangerous. Any locals seen her running often or at all?

butterfly said...

And how does Kate know if he kids are or are not on the internet when they are at their dad's? He can set his own rules at his house. What if he says the older kids can have a FB account? Or a youtube account?
Plus, when there is a will there is a way. Those twins are getting old enough to find a way online if they haven't found one yet and they will have some kind of social media account.

butterfly said...

However, "sleeping" is a synonym for "dead". Used in that sense, it is indeed redundant.
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It didn't come up my thesaurus. I think she meant zombie, too. Silly Kate.

Dmasy said...

Virginia Pen Mom 65, thanks for getting my post. I would bet that Kate was thinking zombie rather than mummy. Her kids were not wrapped in decaying bandages while eating. Susan seems determined to "correct" a few comments here.

Layla said...

Laurie said... 51
Kate - When we were stationed at the Presidio (SF) we used to see Robin Williams out an about in the area running, etc. This was at the height of his fame. No fans or paps were ever circling him. You must be so proud to be more in demand than Robin Williams.
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Laurie, I wrote in the last thread about meeting Robin Williams when he was checking out a historic theater in my hometown. This was right around the "Mork and Mindy" time frame, so he was a HUGE star. But from what I saw, not at all full of himself. No bodyguards, no "Look at me, I'm Robin Williams". Just a normal guy, and interested enough in the town to check out a local landmark.
That RW article was hysterical--she was trying sooo hard to make a point about what a huge star she is--encircled by fans taking pictures, hounded by paps, just had to bring up her trip to Australia, etc, etc. She really wants to convince everyone that she's still a "somebody". Problem is, her only talent was having a set of sextuplets. She sold their early years to TLC, and now they're getting older and not so cute, and her plan of having them support her no longer works. Now SHE has to support THEM, and she doesn't like it one bit.
That article just makes her look like an illiterate moron, and I hope she reads it and just cringes at what she said. "Gift of gab", my a**.

Anonymous said...

About the Runners World article. They probably sent her a list of questions and asked her to seumit a picture with her response. I doubt that anyone from the magazine came to her house to conduct the interview.Also, she said her driveway is about 1/4 of a mile and she ran it 36 times. Isn't that about 9 miles? Long time for those children to be standing there hi-fiving her after each lap.

Once a Viewer said...

I'm not convinced those twitters for the twins and Cara's Formspring are real. Idk why, just some of the answers ,like they rarely see Ashley or Jamie now, and that she loves all her brothers & sisters dearly- just don't sound like a kid or what they tweet about ...also most of thepics are from Kate's...she also said they Skype. How could all this happen without Kate's knowledge ( or admitting it?) Maybe I'm wrong though...and I agree Formspring is asking for bullying/teasing.

Pity Party said...

I for one don't believe for a minute that she ran the 26.2. She may have ran half of it. How would the girls that she just met know if she could run the whole thing? They are the ones who told her to bring her lipstick for the finish line. Don't sound like hardcore runners to me. We will see how quickly that fades when she finds out she can stay skinny, just by keeping her head in the loo.

And she was so scared and so panicked and then she aced it? She doesn't ace anything! Nada, zilch, nil.

AuntieAnn said...

Kat said... 61
Karma will come in the form of her kids doing things she thought she had such control over....I guess she doesn't rule with that iron fist...although she thinks she does..NO MORE..
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Yep, this is just a taste of what Kate can expect when her kids do get legit accounts and they will sooner or later. The more she forbids them to do it the greater the chances are they're going to.

I'll bet the farm Kate sends them, one by one, to live with their dad as soon as she can't control them anymore.
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JudyK (49) - thanks for that comment. Growing up, my dear dad always reminded us that pretentiousness was a flaw of character. I guess that's another reason - among the many - why I can't stand Kate.

Katie Cry-duh said...

Out and about, why all the correcting? So there's two buses that take the kids to school. All kids on all buses have to get up early to get to that school, according to you. Got it

Annie2 said...

Susan seems determined to "correct" a few comments here.
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I say we ignore her. She is not providing anything to the conversation. Ignore her, she will eventually go play somewhere else.

I am bringing this over from the last post. My father and uncle went to school with some of the older Osmond children. This was before they moved to CA. All of the children were forced to preform in assemblies and community events. They were all used by their parents. Their parents wanted stars. Such a sad childhood.

AuntieAnn said...

JudyK said... 52
Susan, you are very defensive regarding Kate--are you sure your real name isn't Kate Coyne?
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I thought the same thing Judy, although there's a possibility it's old Ratclaws defending his sweetie. If you read her (Susan's) posts out loud with a NZ accent it sounds like stuff he'd say. lol.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

What am I missing here? If they lived closer Kate could DRIVE them and the babies could get more sleep and not be mummified. Kate doesn't work so why would they need to take any bus if school were closer? Get off your lazy butt and take the kids to school.

Get lucky in Kentucky said...

When I read about her being surrounded by "fans" while running..I keep picturing that scene from Forrest Gump when he was just felt like running and all those people were following him.

AuntieAnn said...

LOL Get lucky in Kentucky!! Admin that calls for a photoshop!

Dmasy said...

Get Lucky 80 - you put a picture in my head and a laugh in my mouth. Hilarious. I haven't read the Runner's World article. Sounds like more Kate hype. The paragraph with all the "like" words should embarrass her. What adult woman would speak that way in a published interview?

Rearranging the Deck Chairs on the Titanic said...

I think the Twitter account for @Cara_Gosselin_ is REAL. Cell phone photos. So much for Khate's infamous statement, "I'm in control, and that is NEVER going to change!" Um, yeah, right, Khate, you moron. Bwahahahaha to you. Have fun raising 8, count them 8, TEENAGERS. Administrator, do you remember that female comedian who did a send up of Khate and her brood in the future when they are teenagers? I bet Khate's life will be all that, and more.

A Pink Straight Jacket For Kate said...

marie said... 45

I too loved Donny & Marie in the 70's still do. My son bought me their new CD. I get teased a lot for my appreciation of their music. WHO CARES RIGHT :O)

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You have a great son :o)

And the Osmonds, and Donny & Marie are all a class act.

I still shriek like a little girl whenever they are on t.v.

Pity Party said...

Laurie @60 - Is that for real? She said those things or is it a parody?

Tucker's Mom said...

Pity Party said... 85
Laurie @60 - Is that for real? She said those things or is it a parody?
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It's for real. If the word "thingy" or "ish" gets used, you know it's straight from the horse's mouth.
To be fair though, it was a really weird question.

Marie said...

If this Twitter account of C is real...what does this mean for "fans" I mean I would be concerned. But that's just me. So much for Kate claiming she is so in control.

Kate, kids have friends. Friends have internet, the have google. She gave her kids cell phones, whether or not she paid for the internet you cans till access it. Now, I don't know about a McBook, but sooner or later this whole thing could really create issues for Kate. And I will never feel one ounce of empathy.

Zoe said...

Dallas Lady said... 54
I'm not convinced that Rod Dixon guy is following up with Kate. When that article was done for Runner's World, it was right after the marathon, but we've hardly heard a peep from Kate about it since, except her vain attempts to kiss his wife's ass (Roma Downey) about her toddler DVDs.
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Roma Downey is married to Mark Burnett, not Rod Dixon.

Anonymouse Today said...

It looks like somebody knows how to put together a cruise website. Either Alice is a novice at this and put together a really shoddy info site, or it was banking on the fact that Kate's fanbase is a group of sheeple who blindly follow and have never cruised, and therefore have no idea what questions to ask. When this cruise was announced and I called about the details, the agent was evasive and never really did answer some of my questions. In fact, I was put on hold while another agent had to be consulted.

I'd do the Donny and Marie cruise in a heartbeat, simply because it looks like it's being put together by a group that knows exactly what it is doing.

Laurie said...

Pity Party @85....
It was for real. It was a cut and paste out of the actual article.

Katie Cry-duh said...

Someone said here long ago that those kids will be her undoing. One day, I picture a pissed off twin or sextuplet tweeting "Help! Get me the hell away from my bitch mom". Kate can't control what her kids do forever, especially when she ignores them the second she can get her horse face photographed somehow.

TLC stinks said...

Well, well. If C does indeed have a twitter account, if it gets taken down, then you know for sure Kate reads here.

Kate is a twit said...

Kate has a new blog post at Coupon Cabin. I find it very telling that neither Kate nor Coupon Cabin has tweeted about it.

Coupon Cabin is usually the first to tweet about it, but so far nothing.

TLC stinks said...

"Runner's World" is based in Emmaus, PA. They most likely did send someone to interview her and take her picture. Sounds to me like the questions and answers were taped. Perhaps this is why she was included in the magazine because it is published in PA?

LaLaLandNoMore said...

The Osmonds have real talent. Andy Williams gave them their biggest break. Just finished reading Andy's autobiography, "Moon River" and he knew those kids had talent and had a great work ethic. Andy and his brothers were driven to success by their father as were the Osmonds. Kate does not have that kind of work ethic and her kids do not have that kind of special talent and she is not giving them any kind of lessons that would take them anywhere in the entertainment business. Kate is delusional about herself and her kids. Cute toddlers they were, but a future in entertainment would take a true miracle. I'm just not seeing it.

Tucker's Mom said...

TLC Stinks... my thoughts exactly. She's right in the area (basically) so Runner's World had a story right in their backyard.

Dmasy said...

LaLaLand - 95, I think you are correct.

Celebrity lightening struck once in Kate's life. She scored a win without following the conventional "hard work/waiting" rules. She did not have the intelligence to recognize the lottery win aspect of her fame. She did not have the discipline to plan ways to extend her "success". Rather, she sabotaged herself by allowing her ego to make decisions not in her (or the children's) best interests.

I am surprised how long her exposure has lasted. But she is no more famous than the Teen Moms or a Bachelor Contestant. They all have a bit of time in the notoriety sunshine but it is fleeting and salacious at best.

Susantoyota said...

AuntieAnn said... 78
JudyK said... 52
Susan, you are very defensive regarding Kate--are you sure your real name isn't Kate Coyne?
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I thought the same thing Judy, although there's a possibility it's old Ratclaws defending his sweetie. If you read her (Susan's) posts out loud with a NZ accent it sounds like stuff he'd say. lol.
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In some cultures, Susan is slang for a woman's breasts so it would make sense that Stevieboy would use that name. LOL.

Gosselin Gossip said...

The Cara Gosselin twitter account that fans told Kate about has this tweet:

It is officially summer! :) I'm going into grade 6
26 Jun via web

I thought the twins are in fifth-grade this year, unless I've been mistaken.

This is from the same account that has been mentioned here.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

Wow that twitter has cell phone pics from inside the house. I think it's real. If not they got a nanny or someone leaking photos. One looks like cara took the photo herself. Wow Kate is clueless.

Rhymes with Witch said...

From the RW article:

"There have been those rare days where I just feel horrible, I'm exhausted........"

RARE? Ha, ha, ha.

ncgirl said...

"how she "SO WISHES" (I CANNOT STAND THE HABIT OF PUTTING SO IN FRONT OF EVERYTHING)"

I don't like that either. She also uses the word "literally" too much. What I found interesting in the article was the children writing about Kate's marathon at school. They know how to feed her narcissism. I bet she keeps those school papers

AuntieAnn said...

TLC Stinks... my thoughts exactly. She's right in the area (basically) so Runner's World had a story right in their backyard.
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I'm starting to think the people at Runner's World have her number. Whoever drew the short straw to interview Kate probably decided to just let her prattle on and not edit one word she said, unlike SOME magazines.

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In some cultures, Susan is slang for a woman's breasts so it would make sense that Stevieboy would use that name. LOL.

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Are you serious? LOL!

Steve: Oh Kite, uve got the lovlyist susans OI've eva had the privolige to gaard.

Berks Neighbor said...

The pic of the two girls w/ cupcakes is from Kate's tweet during the twins birthday trip.
The other pic of California is a stock photo. The one in the car??? not sure of.
I will guarantee though that the girls each have their own social network page, especially if they have sleep overs at their friends' house. Facebook is easy to set up and you can hide your profile from searches quite easily now.
Kate will just have to get used to letting go of the reigns sooner or later.
She may think she has control, but I will bet you a box of Organic Granola she doesn't. ;-)

Berks Neighbor said...

Another Dead giveaway: This is the profile description of the twitter account:
Describe myself in less than 106 letters, oh please. But if you must know :) 11.Pensylvania.October 18.Music

The girls' b'day is October 8.

Berks Neighbor said...

Sorry for all the drive by posting but I just read this little tidbit at the CC site
"I have four chest freezers to store my large bulk purchases of meat and grocery items. I freeze anything from cheese to milk and everything in between! When it’s on sale, I stock up and my freezers are ready to store it."

How does having FOUR (not one but FOUR) chest freezers filled with food anything like the average American family.
And she says she only shops every 4 -6 weeks for groceries with a few 'fresh produce pickups in between'.
Good Lord she is not relatable to the regular public.

Marie said...

She freezes milk? Really? Most large families I know buy milk and, oh, I don't know...actually drink the stuff! Daily! I know can you imagine that?

I've never had the need to freeze milk so...does that ruin it at all? I mean milk isn't exactly like ice cream or yogurt.

Eh, well, the fridge I inherited living my apartment freezes milk on occasion because it's old but other than that am I the only one to find saying such a thing is a bit weird? Cheese, heck, I freeze cheese when it's on sale but then again I'm the one with the budget.

Once a Viewer said...

Even so, she goes shopping a lot...she just FILLED her cart with 'snacky thingies' the other day, remember? And left-overs 'thrill' her? I do believe she wrote this one...and there's nothing on it that helps me. Again, common sense, Kate's little tidbits, and the four freezer mention...

Tucker's Mom said...

Once again, Kate's advice for saving money is so basic. Coupons. Check. Stocking up on sale items. Check. Using your freezer. Duh.
I'm a bit shocked that Kate thinks that NOT going to the store for fresh food is a badge of honor. The amount of canned goods she uses is astounding.
She can find the time to tan a couple times a week and spend money on that, but fresh produce. Nah.

Once a Viewer said...

Oh, and I find it a bit weird that Kate does not eat what the family eats..isn't that an extravagant thing to do? Her salad fixings and veggie burgers ( not from scratch!!) must add up to have fresh daily. I also think it sends the wrong message to the kids. If her meals are so healthy, can't she have a portion with her family?

JudyK said...

Kate obviously has a "ghost writer" for CC...doesn't even sound like her. Even if she gives someone a general idea of what she's going to say, I can promise she's not writing it herself.

Dmasy said...

Why have we never seen one of these massive shopping trips in a pap photo?

Rhymes with Witch said...

Marie, in my experience when milk freezes and thaws, it separates, and btw I've experienced refrigerator like yours in several past apartments.

Plus, folks who have been around for a while may remember that she only buys organic milk and ONLY when it's on sale. People from PA have posted that milk does not go on sale in PA.

On the show, her children got tons or Juicy Juice (a freebie). I do not remember ever seeing her serve them milk.

Rhymes with Witch said...

Oh, and I find it a bit weird that Kate does not eat what the family eats.......
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I find SO MUCH about Kate weird.

Westcoaster said...

Eh, she doesn't think, she just babbles. Her go to meals look like what she ate as a child, maybe even what her grandmother cooked, tarted up with a newish ingredient here, an 'organic' there. 4 chest freezers? Oh sure, that makes you relatable esoecially since they were either grifted or bought by TLC. The bulk shopping/freezing idea made sense when the children were younger, when she was more housebound. But with her long childfree days, and no real working hours, it is ridiculous to think she needs to freeze milk!

It is also laughable that she buys the older ones the phones and computers yet thinks they are locked away from social media. Don't they have her Twattering away 24/7 as an example to follow? Twitidiot.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

I tried freezing milk when I went out of town and it tastes DISGUSTING, like separated cream. You have to really shake it up hard to get it tasting anywhere close to normal again, and if you have to shake it each time after. Gross.

There was an episode where Mady didn't want milk. Well, she might not if it tastes like that.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

Berks Neighbor said... 104
The pic of the two girls w/ cupcakes is from Kate's tweet during the twins birthday trip.


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Hmm. Maybe it's not then. She should tweet a pic of herself holding up her twitter name like celebs do if she's concerned about it being known as a fake.

I have to say, if it's not her, it is an excellent impression.

Layla said...

Berks Neighbor said... 106

And she says she only shops every 4 -6 weeks for groceries with a few 'fresh produce pickups in between'.
Good Lord she is not relatable to the regular public.
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Didn't she just tweet a month or so ago that she does a big grocery purchase every 3 weeks? Specifically, she said she just put away $700 of groceries, does that every 3 weeks, with regular shopping trips in between, for a total of about $2,000 a month. Now she says she goes every 4-6 weeks and only buys produce in between. Yeah, right, Kate. If you have to make up stories to fill up column space, you're in the wrong business. How long does she think she can keep this up before she can't think of anything more to say?

Virginia Pen Mom said...

However, "sleeping" is a synonym for "dead". Used in that sense, it is indeed redundant.
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It didn't come up my thesaurus. I think she meant zombie, too. Silly Kate.

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It's in mine. I looked it up before I posted. Technically, it says "asleep" and not "sleeping," but I think one would be hard pressed to say that to be asleep and to be sleeping weren't the same thing.

(Sorry for splitting hairs--or should I say "hares" with all the bunny stew talk?)

I, too, think she meant zombies. Mummies or zombies--neither is really very nice to call children.

Marie said...

When her kids demand or need the internet come middle school, high school, what will Kate say?

"No, because you are Gosselins you are not allowed to have internet. Unless I watch your every move?"

I mean really. I mean I had the type of mother who was over my shoulder if I played a child's computer game. She read my emails when I wasn't looking, demanded to know passwords whether I wanted to give them to her or not. Even to this day she demands to be part of my FB friends group. Even as an adult parents can still be intrusive.

Day will come when her kids are going to need some and will be able to get it via friends whether she likes it or not. I mean, aside from all her lies, what is she afraid of the kids will find out via internet? Other than her lies, I don't see it as a problem. Other children who have larger celeb parents have access to the internet I am sure.

You just can't keep kids in steel cages. You can try but it's not going to last. Her little perfect world of control over her kids.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

One thing I've noticed that is so "good" about Cara's twitter, if it IS a fake, is that she doesn't talk about Kate at all. A hater or tweeter setting that up would love to use that as a forum to subtly bash Kate or subtly build her up. Not a peep about Kate.

Because frankly, kids that age don't focus much on their parents and wouldn't tweet about them. They tweet about things that are on their mind like other celebs, friends, movies, music, etc. It is a VERY good impression.

silimom said...

Hmmm...When my older kids were still at home, we had SEVEN people living under one roof, only two less than she does (I'm not counting Steve or the nannies). Somehow, we managed to get by on ONE refrigerator/freezer combo - the one that everyone has in their kitchen.

But I forget - I live in California where it's warm so I can grow vegetables and strawberries in my garden and what I don't grow I can buy at any handful of farmer's markets any day of the week. If I didn't have time to garden or go to the FM, I could also sign up for a box of in season fruits & vegetables from my local CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) for about $24 a week. Oh, and did I mention it's organic?

Hmmm, just remembered...my grandma raised 8 kids in Minnesota on produce from their farm and garden with only a refrigerator and freezer combo - she didn't have a chest freezer until the 70's. How ever did she do that? Oh, right - she canned her garden fresh, organic veggies and fruits so they could enjoy their farm fresh bounty throughout the year. She'd store them
in the cellar, which was naturally cool. In fact, those are some of my fondest memories of grandma.

But I'm not being fair. After all, I know Kate did her own jam or jelly or something this past fall. How much did she can again? I forgot. We usually did enough to feed 3 families for the year ( we'd can with my aunts who would bring their produce). There is nothing like homemade pickles, I must say. Yum, Yum.

AuntieAnn said...

It is a VERY good impression.
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I worry that if that's really Cara she'll get a Joan Crawford style punishment for having an account AND the wire-hanger treatment for NOT mentioning her mother.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

Jim Carrey's daughter is on American Idol apparently. I don't watch it but saw the article on CNN. And guess what she said about Jim? That her childhood was NORMAL because he wasn't an extravagant celebrity. She seems just lovely. Kate, please take note. This young woman is explaining how Jim Carrey did a good job raising her because he wasn't EXTRAVAGANT. Because in hindsight, kids realize they don't want or need all the stuff you think your kids want and need.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/01/23/jane-carrey-jim-carreys-daughter-american-idol_n_1223436.html

fidosmommy said...

Somebody above linked Roma Downey with Rod Dixon, saying Kate was cozying up to Roma to get to Rod, or vice versa.

Roma is married to Mark Burdett the producer of Survivor, etc., not Rod Dixon the runner.

butterfly said...

Virginia Pen Mom said... 119
Hey yes indeed, I see you are right but the synonym didnt come up for asleep, but it did for dead, go figure, LOL. Anyway, same thing, they are synonyms.

Admin, yes if that twitter account is a fake, someone definitely understands kids that age and that they don't want to talk about their parents. It is what is going on in their life at the moment (gee, sounds like Kate).
That contest for the ipod a while back is questionable though. This could be Cara's way of getting some attention aside from her mother.

bearswife said...

I think the C twitter account seems pretty real, except that she talked about boxing day deals at the mall. I find that suspicious. The account seems to fly pretty low under the radar if it is real.

Tucker's Mom said...

Can someone link to the C Twitter account. What I'm finding is 2-3 years old. Thanks.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

I can't explain it, but something about the way she tweets is just so kid-like. Whoever is doing it is either a kid themselves, or is darn good at understanding how kids think and talk.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

It is what is going on in their life at the moment (gee, sounds like Kate).

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Yes. Which is why I say so often Kate is 12. It's not meant to insult 12 year olds...it's just how they ARE. Self-centered. Juvenile. They're figuring life out and behaving this way is how they do it.

Problem is, that's how 12 years olds are supposed to be. Not 36 year olds!

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

Freezing like crazy like that can ruin your food if you leave it in there too long.

Also, "saving" money? You're also spending a heck of a lot of money to power all those freezers.

fidosmommy said...

AuntieAnn said... 103
TLC Stinks... my thoughts exactly. She's right in the area (basically) so Runner's World had a story right in their backyard.
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I'm starting to think the people at Runner's World have her number. Whoever drew the short straw to interview Kate probably decided to just let her prattle on and not edit one word she said, unlike SOME magazines.

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In some cultures, Susan is slang for a woman's breasts so it would make sense that Stevieboy would use that name. LOL.

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Are you serious? LOL!

Steve: Oh Kite, uve got the lovlyist susans OI've eva had the privolige to gaard.


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Part one of comment. I agree completely. I think after this one, the pool of magazines interested in an interview might drop to "Driveway Marathons" and "Dr. Scholl's Bunion Monthly".

Part two of comment. I'm still laughing.
Thanks, you two.

Once a Viewer said...

http://twitter.com/Cara_Gosselin_

This is the one I think we are all talking about ! I personally am not convinced, but maybe...you can also see her Formspring link on it- she does mention Kate- says she wouldn't let her have a horse- and the dogs & chickens they had to get rid of. If it is fake, it is someone who follows the Gosselins very closely, which is scary so I hope it is real. I also hope if it's real she does not get a penalty of severeness if K reads this !

butterfly said...

I was going to mention the cost of running four freezers vs her savings in food, but math is not my strong suit. Really, isn't four overkill? Wouldn't 2 freezers be enough?

Ok, on that twitter account I see that it goes back and forth between being tweeted from the web and from an iphone. If you go to the formspring, she says she has an android phone. So either her phone is blocked like her mother claims, and she a)sneakily uses her moms phone (I can't imagine Kate not having her phone for 1 second) or b) she is using a friend's iphone or c) it is all fake. All speculation of course, I just went about it as if it were my teen- how would she be doing this. Ok, night all.

butterfly said...

One last one- just saw this- on that twitter account- C tweets something like 'black friday- so happy to go shopping!' hm.....

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

I am seriously so impressed with this Twitter account. Normally I don't care so much about the impersonators but this one is good.

Kids DO use each other's phones, plus she has a laptop, Jon or Kate mentioned that. We still haven't identified the car photo of Mady and Cara, where did that one come from? Cara sounds like the bright, but normal young girl that she is. Her comments about the show are mature and without an agenda. She is appropriately excited about movies, etc., appropriately not interested in other things like her mom and dad.

As for the energy fridge's use, I found this at consumerenergycenter.org:

Refrigerators and freezers consume about a sixth of all electricity in a typical American home - using more electricity than any other single household appliance.

Anonymous No. 71 said...

But at one point Mady's name is spelled Maddy. that confuses me about the account.

She gives Mady's twitter account.

Jane said...

Regarding Cara's possible Twitter account - wasn't it mentioned upthread that the birthday she has on her profile is incorrect?

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

Yes but it could just be a typo. Or really, kids will misspell names sometimes even of other kids they know well. I've seen Katie for Catie, and one time a kid had no idea how to spell his older sister's name, which was Debra. He thought it might be Deborah. Also, kids go through phases where they try out spelling things differently. Like if they have a name with a Y at the end, like Terry, they might try it as Terri.

I don't know, kids these days are so of more out of touch with stuff like that.

I have no idea, I just think for the few little things that seem "off" there are perfectly reasonable explanations. As much as an impersonator could make a mistake in spelling a name, so could a sister.

Marie said...

If it should be real, how exactly is Kate going to control this?

fidosmommy said...

Mady and Cara seem to be smart young ladies to me. So, couldn't they set up a Twitter account, put in just enough stuff to make it work for them, but put in just enough wrong to fake their mother out?

If you have an over-controlling parent, it becomes a survival technique to learn how to skirt all that control without getting into trouble. You just hide the evidence so there's not really enough to preponder.

PJ's momma said...

Layla (or aLayla, haha) you took the words right off my fingertips. She went into her food shopping routine ad nauseum not that long ago and now the story's changed. Again. Naturally.

AuntieAnn said...

fidosmommy said... 132

I think after this one, the pool of magazines interested in an interview might drop to "Driveway Marathons" and "Dr. Scholl's Bunion Monthly".
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Okay that cracked me up, fidos....Dr. Scholl's Bunion Monthly...hilarious!

silimom said...

Why would Cara Gosselin love Boxing Day? Just curious.

Cara_Gosselin_
$10 bucks!! Can you believe it? I love boxing day! :) http://twitpic.com/3jzs1k

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

I get a kick out of those of you wondering if Kate's interview was a parody.....

LOL, nope that really was her.

We used to have entire meetings at the newspaper about whether to include "like, um's and you know's" in quotes. Purists will tell you include everything. Others will say it's insulting to people you are quoting to do that. All I can say is, I'm glad RW is a purest and makes you wonder if other publications have edited her to make her sound less like a 14 year old.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

Why would Cara Gosselin love Boxing Day? Just curious.


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I'm guessing maybe because it's a "Boxing Day" sale, because she followed it with a photo of her 10 dollar shoes. A lot of stores do this back East where there are European immigrant roots. I hear virtually nothing about Boxing day out here though.

Is there a way to see all her photos? I'm not convinced it's Cara, but I'm not convinced it's not either.

Ingrid said...

Layla said... 118

I remember she tweeted that once yet she said in her last CC blog "By cooking, I’m not spending more than $250 per week." So that would be $1000 a month if I read it right. Another case of not keeping her stories straight.

Permanent Name said...

Has anyone here decided or found out if kart let her household staff go?

I use the term 'household staff' loosely, but surely she wouldn't be shelling out HER OWN money for help when she has all day while the kids are in school...

Her comment about shopping for groceries and then - oh horrors - having to put it all away when she got home made me think the poor lady is having to do her own chores without help.......

It made me laugh.

silimom said...

I have just one question. If my kids reallydidn't want me to know they had twitter accounts, they'd pick screen names other than their own names and they'd change their settings so people could not find them by their email address.

Also, I would think they'd want to have private twitters so the screen name would be ones only their friends would know.

I've looked it over and I really don't think it's her or Mady. I think the pics are all ones that are easily found on the internet or screen captured off a dvd, even the one taken in the car with the cell phone camera.

JMO.

PA Parent Anonymous said...

I have no idea, I just think for the few little things that seem "off" there are perfectly reasonable explanations. As much as an impersonator could make a mistake in spelling a name, so could a sister.

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I took a brief look at the twitter account. First of all, the language is too sophisticated, sentence structure too mature, spelling/grammar too correct.

What's interesting that is if it is Cara, she was wrong about the first day of school. On August 25, she said it was four days until school started. On August 29, she said it was the first day of school. However, this past fall, school started on August 25.

She also says, last June, that she's going into sixth grade. Cara is in fifth grade. She's still in lower school.

I'll take a look at it when I get a chance and see what other discrepancies I see.

Anonymous said...

Long time lurker here.....love this site! In regards to "Mady's" twitter - its not real. There are a couple of references that give this person away. It's definitely someone from Canada: when someone asks what grade you are in, we would reply "Grade 6", while an American would say "Sixth Grade". Also the mention of going out to dinner at "Swiss Chalet", this is strictly a Canadian restaurant chain.

ALBERTA GIRL (sorry - newbie posting problems)

Permanent Name said...

Geez, helloooooo!

LOL, I just noticed the font is back to the way it was.... slow on the uptake here!

Yay!

Dallas Lady said...

FOUR chest freezers??? I hope she keeps them full all the time, because they use more energy the emptier they are. I read years ago you should put milk jugs filled with water in them to fill up empty spaces until you can go shopping again, so the freezer doesn't continue to work hard freezing empty space.

She has nine people living there, so she has nearly a half a chest freezer PER person?

Either she's lying or that's total overkill. God, I'd hate to see her energy bills. Whew!

I have one kid and it's pretty clear I could teach her a thing or two about cooking, stretching out a meal, saving money, and understanding that you can't know about everything your kids do, especially the older they get!

She really is so dumb it hurts. Poor kids.

Tucker's Mom said...

There's also a mention on C's Twitter about going on vacation in Havana. What?
I don't think it's real. There's something off about the verbage.

silimom said...

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said... 146
Why would Cara Gosselin love Boxing Day? Just curious.


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I'm guessing maybe because it's a "Boxing Day" sale, because she followed it with a photo of her 10 dollar shoes. A lot of stores do this back East where there are European immigrant roots. I hear virtually nothing about Boxing day out here though.

Is there a way to see all her photos? I'm not convinced it's Cara, but I'm not convinced it's not either.

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Okay, I didn't know Boxing Day was recognized on the east coast, being a west coast kid born and bred.

I'm following her on Twitter and if you go to her profile page, you can click on "Recent Images" and see all the pics that have been posted.

Here's the formspring link, for those who are interested: http://www.formspring.me/CaraGosselin

Again, I really think this is a hoax. As I said, if I were Cara, who has always seemed to shy away from the spotlight, I wouldn't make a public Twitter account. I would pick a complete different screen name and only make it known to my friends. And given how computer illiterate Kate is, she'd never know.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

See, the thing is if it were "perfect" I would be more suspicious. Kids type fast and are careless and get confused. Sixth grade vs. grade 6 is a little odd. Still up in the air on this. Kids an be confused about when school starts and stops, what day it is, what date it is. Kids can exaggerate what grade they are in, etc. The mature thing, well, Cara is mature. That doesn't throw me off at all. I know kids who can absolutely type as maturely as she does. She may speak properly but her interests are definitely still those of an 11 year old.

She has a pic of L.A. when she was there for DWTS that has a ton of snow on it--there was indeed a lot of snow when Kate was on DWTS. It wasn't just a stock photo pulled of LA--that really was LA at that specific time. Also, the location in the photo is just about right for DWTS- Hollywood. That's where that photo is taken from, I can tell from the angle.
http://twitpic.com/16z8tb


Here's another pic of her and joel I haven't seen anywhere else:
http://twitpic.com/1319zu

Nor have I seen this pic anywhere else:
http://twitpic.com/nxq3f

Nor this one of Hannah:
http://twitpic.com/nxr1w

Shoka and Nala pics I've never seen:
http://twitpic.com/oi8sg

Here's a pic of her "friend's" dog, but you can see her pink uggs in it which they always wear.
http://twitpic.com/1bbof0


Also, this kid has been on Twitter over THREE YEARS. That is a hell of a long time to keep up a fake account. Most people who get off on fake accounts can't keep it up that long without some kind of payout---like attention. This one has fallen far below the radar somehow, and yet she's still kept it up. Someone should ask Kate if that's not her, then who else has access to those three personal photos she posted??? I'm concerned about their access to some of these photos....I've been involved with this saga so long I feel like I should recognize some of these if they've been out there. I don't.

Anyway, this is one of the best "fake" accounts I've seen, if it is fake. I mean this is impressive. Right down to a pic with little pink uggs poking out. Judging by the size of the feet, a kid took that picture. So, we're supposed to believe another kid set up a fake account this good?

Permanent Name said...

Clarification - the 'slow on the uptake' comment was meant as a snark on ME.

I read here twice today and didn't catch the the improvement. Sheesh..... where is my brain?!

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

http://twitter.com/#!/Cara_Gosselin_/media/slideshow?url=pic.twitter.com%2FQB2RGikM

What about this one? How did a faker get a photo that was clearly taken by Cara--you can see how her arms are holding the cell phone up to take the photo. It's recent because Mady doesn't have braces.

I'm more concerned, if it is fake, how they would get their hands on such an intimate, recent photo. What is the theory? It's not a screen cap. It's clearly a cell phone photo Cara took herself. So how did a faker in Canada get it?

Katie Cry-duh said...

Kate spends hours and hours on twitter stalking celebrities like some dopey high school dweeb (Hi Brooke! Hi Roma! Hi Taylor!) yet she doesn't know her own daughters are on twitter. She's chasing after the popular girls and they don't even notice her.

PA Parent Anonymous said...

In fact, there are two places where she says that she is going into sixth grade. Somebody didn't check their facts. There are other errors about school dates that are incorrect, also. I haven't read the entire thing, but I know for a fact that some of those things did not take place when she says that they did.
I haven't looked at the photos yet.

Why would somebody pretend to be a child? That's so creepy that I almost hope that it is Cara, but I just don't think so. Kids know what grade they are going into and when their first day of school was held.

Gosselin Gossip said...

PA Parent Anonymous said... 150

She also says, last June, that she's going into sixth grade. Cara is in fifth grade. She's still in lower school.

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Thanks for the clarification! That's what I thought and it made me suspicious about this twitter account.

Additionally, "her" tweets go back to at least Oct. 2009, when Cara was in third grade. The tweets then sound way different from the tweets now, as if an adult wrote them then and is now sounding more like a tween would write them.

Drawing the line said...

You know what I find creepy??

That posters are stalking Cara's twitter. Yes, I know it may not be real but if it is then maybe we shouldn't be 'investigating' the pictures.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

Someone who isn't blocked by Kate, ask her if they have an African Grey Parrot named Indie.

Because the fake Cara says they do.

I think that will confirm it.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

Drawing the line, no one is stalking Cara. It's a public twitter account and she really doesn't have much on there.

The point for me is that Kate is oh sooo very sure her kids don't do twitter or anything like that. But this account looks pretty darn REAL. It's just her hypocrisy again, her total lack of awareness about her own kids. I'm curious if it's real, if it is, fine, carry on. It's also nice to see this kid getting a voice and this kid getting and opportunity to say how SHE feels about filming (she doesn't want to anymore). Other than that, I think it's great but I don't care beyond that.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

Not to mention, if this is a fake? Where in the sam hell did she get some of these personal photos???? Some of them are available on the internet I get it--not all of them are.

This CONCERNS me.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

So an adult found a child with pink ugg boots just like Cara's, posed her in front of a dog, and had her take a pic with her cell phone? An adult also found another kid, put green All Stars sneakers on her, and had her take a pic? (With feet exactly the size an 11 year olds would be) It could be, and it kind of scares me if that's the case.

As someone else said I kind of hope this is Cara, because if it's anyone else it's crazy the lengths they've gone to to fake this.

Tweet-le De Tweet-le DUMB said...

I can't imagine Kate having a parrot. They are extremely messy, throwing seed shells everywhere!

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

The nanny could clean up after it. Or maybe it's at Jon's.

I think that's probably the easiest way to find out if this is real without tipping Kate off--ask her if the kids would like a pet bird. If she says yes and in fact we already have one--then this is her.

CS said...

This is NOT Cara's Twitter. If you read her answers to questions that have been asked, picture day, first day of school. I checked the school calendar and the dates do not match.

PA Parent Anonymous said...

Not to mention, if this is a fake? Where in the sam hell did she get some of these personal photos???? Some of them are available on the internet I get it--not all of them are.

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I wanted to see what the online school calendar had listed for the first day of school, so I pulled it up. Here's what I think happened. Somebody searched for the calender and saw, on August 29, First Day of ASP, and figured that was the first day of school, not knowing that ASP stands for After School Program. School actually started on August 25, but ASP didn't start until August 29. "Cara" tweeted that the first day of school was August 29.

The photos are a concern.

Marie said...

I agree Admin, the thought of someone, some person going to this length of faking an account...what, would you call that a psycho or a mentally disturbed person? I don't know.

I don't have it in me to think people out there are that creepy to put so much time and effort into creating fake lives. I mean you can...I guess...but what is the point? I don't see it.

Not saying people are crazy, but I don't think people are that crazy.

I don't know I can't picture Kate with a bird in the house, but she does have chickens. Correct me if I'm wrong but chickens are birds aren't they?

PA Parent Anonymous said...

CS, 169, I checked the school calendar and the dates do not match.

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The school dates -- that's what I wrote in post 150. They certainly don't match. No student would get the first day of school wrong, nor would they say twice that they are going into sixth grade when they are going into fifth grade.

Isn't it an offense to pose as someone on the internet?

Canuck said...

I think it's very likely that the twitter account is not Cara's. The more important question should be who is it really, and why is the person so invested in a pre-teen girl? Some have said the writing sounds adult at times. I find this very worrisome as a parent, but Kate dismisses it with a simple - it's a FAKER. No more concern than that. This is just the start of the fallout that will affect the G kids as they enter their teen years. I find it quite disturbing to think anyone would go to this much trouble to fake a litle girl

silimom said...

Hmmm...Twitter is such an interesting place. I came across this tidbit:

chany @dddumb Close
this morning my friend went to breakfast at tomcat cafe and jon and kate gosselin were there.. together!! bring in the paps!!
4:45 PM - 26 Jan 12 via web · Details

Marie said...

@PA Parent Anonymous, I don't know if it's an offense but impersonating someone not on the internet is. I'm not sure if they play into being the same thing but it sounds similar.

I would seriously be panic stricken if anybody would go tot his length to fake someone, especially a child.

Fact is, anyone could be anyone behind a computer screen. I mean, I could claim to be Spike Lee for all anyone knows, (which is so untrue!) But my point is that it is possible. I just think at some length it would be a bit much.

CS said...

Interesting article about boxing day.
http://britishfood.about.com/od/christmas/p/boxingday.htm
I am even more convinced that this is not Cara's account.

silimom said...

Admin 158:

Well, it's clearly not from going to see Twilight. They are wearing the exact same clothes they were wearing when they took the flight to the glacier with their mom.

http://cdn2.gossipcenter.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/fullsize_image/images/k/kate-gosselin-alaska-1110-4.jpg

Are you sure that this wasn't a promo pic from TLC? Something they had on their bonus features on their website? This is the only pic I would call questionable and even then, I think it may be from PR that was sent out when they were initially in Alaska, before the show aired on television.

Sweet Charity said...

That posters are stalking Cara's twitter. Yes, I know it may not be real but if it is then maybe we shouldn't be 'investigating' the pictures.

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If someone is doing this and Kate doesn't know, then maybe she SHOULD know what some creep is doing in the name of her child. I'd want to know. One of my friends is a celebrity, a major one. His child had a facebook account, and had the privilege taken away for misbehaving. The child set up another online networking account where questions are asked, and the owner of the account answers them. Some of them were pretty darn suggestive...nothing that a kid should be answering, but the child was doing just that behind the parents' backs. The dilemma was - should I tell the child's mother, in which case the child would get grounded for life, or should I just mind my own business? If it were me, I'd certainly want to know what my child was up to on the internet, especially if I had specifically told the child NOT to be involved in any online account, and then the child disobeyed me.

Kate should know.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

CS, regardless if that's a fake account, East Coast stores do have boxing day sales, which is what "Cara" was talking about. I've seen them. It's a European holiday but because so much of the East Coast has European roots I would often see European holidays pop up there, especially as an excuse for a sale.

fakers rule said...

PA Parent Anonymous said... 150

I took a brief look at the twitter account. First of all, the language is too sophisticated, sentence structure too mature, spelling/grammar too correct.

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I agree. The writing is too precise to be a Twitter account written by an actual 11 year old. It's far better written, more cogent, and clearer than anything Kate has ever put on Twitter, for example.

Someone is playing a little game, and it's a rather creepy one, but it was going to happen, sooner or later.

Check the followers list, too. It's quite impersonal.

People DO do these kinds of things on the internet. It's one of the hazards Kate is so oblivious to.

PA Parent Anonymous said...

Canuck -- the language is adult. That's the first thing I noticed. One can try hard to sound like a pre-teen, but when it comes down to it, the adult comes through. In many of those tweets, it's not disguised.

LancNative said...

I have lived here my entire life and I have never heard of a boxing day sale...and yes, I do shop! Too much, in fact. Now I'm curious!

silimom said...

Of course, what just occurred to me is that we have now given this person exactly what they want - attention and lots of it.

Perhaps someone should email Kate or her people, and then we should simply start ignoring this. How did we even get started with the whole "Cara Gosselin has a twitter account?" After all, it looks like this has been going on for a while. Why now is it just coming up? Was this a plant? To get people talking?

Just wondering.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

Sillimom, how does that prove that photo isn't from going to Twilight? Um, kids don't wear the same clothes??? If anything kids often get attached to one or two outfits and wear them over and over. So they are wearing the same clothes--I would hope kids wear the same outfit more than once.

The pic is very blurry, and it was clearly taken by Cara herself (her arm is outstretched in the same way you hold a cell phone to take a pic of yourself). Why would TLC put a blurry cell phone pic on their web site? I have never seen TLC use anything but professional pics on the Gosselin site. Nothing amateur like this.

I don't want to belabor this topic, but I agree with Sweet Charity, Kate needs to be concerned about this. This is not a fly by night faker account.. This is truly calculated. They worked hard at this. It's even possible there is some kind of leak inside the house somewhere, since we can't pinpoint at least some of these photos.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

Well, I guess her going to bed at 9 p.m. rule went out the window tonight!

That's Kate for you, can't stick to anything for long.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

LancNative, I definitely have seen Boxing day sales at JCPenney in PA. I ALWAYS shop on the 26th, it's a Christmas tradition for me. Sincei t's just a one day thing on a day a lot of people are not necessarily shopping, I can see how many people would miss it.

Canuck said...

Thanks PA Parent. All it does for me, knowing that, is raise even more alarms about the creep factor. I don't know what else to say. If their own mother will not face the fact that people like this are so interested in her pre-teen daughter to go to this much effort, then what can we do except feel outraged? She is responsible for putting them into the public arena, and even as we speak probably trying to find ways to keep them there. There is not one thing any of us can do about it. Her cavalier attitude and lack of concern is shocking but not unexpected. We can pick it apart and talk till we're blue in the face, it will change nothing for those kids. She is their primary parent and any consequences, God forbid, will be on her head.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

Sweet Charity I think it's very sweet of you (like your name) to be concerned for your celebrity friend's child. I have been in your shoes with celeb kids on the internet and I didn't care if they hated me, I made sure their parents knew exactly what they were up to. One of the classic ways some fans try to get closer to their celeb is to try to find some in with the kids. Young kids may be excited to get a bunch of contact with fans and can be easily taken in. Celeb's kids used to get lavish gifts all the time, obviously it was a ploy to weasel their way in good with the celeb.

A lot of celebrity kids, once they realize their parent is famous and has a bunch of fans out there--will, for kicks and giggles, see if they can get the fans to interact with them. I watched this happen too. The novelty wore off quickly, thankfully.

The internet is a dangerous place, but I think it's even worse for famous kids or kids of the famous. Sad but true. Kate should know, absolutely. We should be concerned, absolutely. It is not "stalking" to be concerned.

CS said...

Administrator, I hope that I have not offended you regarding boxing day. I was born and grew up in Manhattan and Long Island and have never heard of boxing day.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

CS god no I'm not offended! The area I lived in was heavily, heavily Western European immigrant roots. Perhaps it's only certain areas Boxing day sales pop up, depending on the traditions, origins etc. For instance it's possible that one town in PA would always have Boxing day sales, while another close by town never would.

Anyway, doesn't prove or disprove Cara's account.

Warmth Of The Sun said...

OT, but fun, nevertheless. "Oh, yes, she did!" has a brother with a long career in the FBI. She's been posting up a storm (probably between a myriad of jobs!)...

If Kate didn't care about a pedophile editor, why would she be concerned about an adult posing as her child? Geez.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

Of course, what just occurred to me is that we have now given this person exactly what they want - attention and lots of it.

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Like I said, still up in the air. But I'm not sure I buy this. We're to believe this person plugged away for THREE YEARS at this twitter account hoping for attention and stuck it out THIS LONG? Most people just out for attention would give up on this after a few months when they only got a few dozen followers. This is one of the most persistent "fake" accounts I've seen--highly unusual.

PA Parent Anonymous said...

Most people just out for attention would give up on this after a few months when they only got a few dozen followers

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It might be something other than just seeking attention. It could be someone who is so enamored with these girls that they actually get a thrill out of assuming the personality. There have been quite a few shrines built to them. Remember the fan who wanted Alexis for her own, and tweeted the most bizarre things to Kate? She even had Alexis as her avatar.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

Good point. I wish Kate thought of this before she sold the kids.

Claire said...

If those pictures of Cara are truly taken by her, as you think they have been Admin, I'd ask respectfully that you remove the links to them here.

It may be a public twitter but she's only a child. Give her SOME form of privacy! If someone close to her 'stole' them and posted them on a fake twitter, all the more reason to protect Cara and take those pic links down.

silimom said...

Admin, I agree that this is something that both Jon and Kate should look into. Hopefully, someone who reads here or is on Jon's twitter list will reach out to him and share what's going on. If Steve or Kate do indeed read here, then I hope you are checking the girls' phones to see if the pic in question is indeed from Cara's phone and, if indeed this account is fake, how that picture was obtained. Did you or Cara share it with someone and it got passed around?

Question - Does anyone know if it's possible to alter the time stamps on Twitter feeds, either legitimately or not?

PA Parent Anonymous said...

Admin, a leak in the house also occurred to me, or perhaps an employee who was let go. Heck, it could be anyone. But whoever set up an account messed up on the first day of school, and didn't check to see what grade Cara would be entering. Those are two major mistakes.

I just checked formspring, and there are errors there as well. Some I won't correct, because to correct them would be revealing things at school, but she does say again she's in middle school and winter break started on December 23. It did not. Many schools do break at that time, but winter vacation at school began on December 19 (actually December 16 at 3 p.m.).

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

Claire, it's not like they are revealing pics. Some are just of a dog and of shoes. I'm torn on this. Isn't ignoring them and trying not to talk about this much worse than actually facing this terrible problem head on?

Kate, I know you read here. Your kids have lots of stalkers. You can report this to Twitter. Get off your butt and do it. And also, think about the serious consequences of what you've done to your children, and think about why you want this show back so bad.

Warmth Of The Sun said...

Many of Kate's fans are nutjobs - stalkers. Can you imagine if any of those would "befriend" Cara or Mady, ask questions on formspring, under the guise of being an adult (or even a child) who wants to be a friend? Kids are vulnerable. We know that it's the obsessive fans who are dangerous. This could get out of control, especially if that fan found out he/she was duped and it isn't really Cara (or Mady).

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