Friday, May 11, 2012

Consolation Prize: Kate plans to meet up with fans who signed up for cruise

The cruise-goer/mole who first broke the news to us of the cancellation has passed on to Realitytvkids.com an e-mail dated May 10 from Kate apologizing for canceling the cruise. The cruise-goer asked us not to share the word-for-word contents of the e-mail for their own anonymity. 

In the e-mail, Kate tells the cruise go-er that she is sorry for you and for me, and that she sent everyone who signed up an e-mail to tell them the same. Although Kate won't be going on the cruise, Kate says she would like to try to meet up in Ft. Lauderdale just before the cruise embarks and treat everyone to a meal. If Ft. Lauderdale doesn't work out, she wants to figure out another way to meet with all the cruise people. Kate says she doesn't want to be the reason that the cruise-goers don't have a great vacation.

Kate also plans to use a new e-mail address as of next week called marathonmomma8@gmail.com.



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Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

Place your bets folks. Odds are a gazillion to one Kate will ever follow through and treat them to lunch in Ft. Lauderdale.

anger issues kate said...

So, Kate still wants them to fly down to Ft Lauderdale, to have a meal with them. WHAT! So, the ones who are from out of the country are gonna fly there, just to have a meal. LOLOLOLOLOL Just for a meal? What maybe a pic, that's it? That's not worth going. Airfare is what $300+ now days. Hotel? Is Kate nuts?

librarylady said...

Several of us mentioned on earlier posts that it was obvious there was something else in the works, the cruising sheeple were far too calm. Figured it'd either be a freebie item or some other personal event.

Although now they all have to trek to Ft L? Maybe that's Alice trying to keep the people on the cruise with the Lure of Kate for Sheeple, lol.

She SHOULD do something. I'm sure she certainly doesn't mind traveling to the beach, right? Or maybe she's going on her own trip...hmmmm...

librarylady said...

Also, that new email address is completely ridiculous.

Westcoaster said...

First of all, who is going to pay for Kate & Steve to go to Ft. Lauderdale? I won't even ask who might be paying for lunch.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

Wait, Ft. Lauderdale isn't where the cruise embarks?

Storm said...

Maybe she will send them an autographed pic of her in her finest shade of orangeishness and some craft/organizational ideas.

She is a Cow said...

Nope! Remember, it usually takes her the WHOLE month of August to prepare for back to school. She may give that excuse up for thousands of dollars to be made on a cruise, but not to take 15 or so, fans out to lunch. Nope, not going to happen.

Interesting new email. I guess she will attempt another marathon....anything to get away from the kids! She hasn't tweeted much about running, but why practice, that would be work and Kate can always find a way around that. (golf cart)

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

I'm sorry for you and for me but mostly MEEEEE!

Yeah I'm pretty sure the cruise was supposed to leave from Ft. Lauderdale, so I thought she was implying she would meet them there just before they got on the ship. So they would be there anyway.

I actually really thought she would go on the cruise anyway. Sounds like that's not the case.

Tucker's Mom said...

This reeks of a free trip for Kate. Maybe Alice Travel will cover her costs. A small price to pay for the black eye this whole thing has gotten them.
And, like so many have said, Kate did NOT want to have to interact day after day after day with a small handful of people where she's have to give personal attention, instead of commanding a crowd from afar.
A quickie lunch with a handful of folks is right in her wheelhouse.
I just can't imagine that if Kate being on that boat was the deciding factor for booking the trip, that anyone would still book it without her, just for the chance to spend an hour so having lunch. That's bizarre.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

Why doesn't she use kateplusmy8.com as her e-mail? HELLO as she would say. She could do Kate@kateplusmy8.com

It's like, professional, and all that nonsense.

AuntieAnn said...

I just hope someone tells the sheeple that the McDonald's menu is pretty much standard everywhere. Even in Ft. Lauderdale.

They should already know that, but, well, you know, they ARE Kate's sheeple afterall.

anger issues kate said...

And Kate is gonna kick-out for airfare and hotel.(right!) Plus kick out for 30 meals(that is if 30 show up)(right!). Kate, TLC does not flip for your bills anymore. Alice is not gonna pay for that either. And if Kate expects the cruise fans to pay, she is seriously need her head examined. They are gonna pay hotel & airfare, and a meal? NOT! If they do, then they and Kate deserve each other.

librarylady said...

It leaves from Lauderdale. Either Alice is dangling Kate in front of the sheeple to try to keep the people on the cruise (and Kate backed out on her own but they won't say it), or something else odd is going on.

Either way, another vacay for K8.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

I really believe Kate has no intention of ever meeting them and prove me wrong....and I think she knows it, and I think it's CRUEL to string people along and give them false hope.

She better get her ass down there and meet them.

PatK said...

Yep, I had a feeling some other arrangements were being made behind the scenes for these people to get to meet Kate. The fan clique's reaction to the cancellation was the tell. Will the twins still be trotted out for this one? Or perhaps ALL the kids as an added bonus?

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

Oh WELL silly me I just checked that's the email KATE USES NOW! Kate@kateplusmy9.com. LOL.

Why would you change that??? It's FINE.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

I really smell something up. I think Kate got work in August. I can sniff it like a bloodhound. She's too calm and happy. She's too generous. Something went well for her.

If it's Celeb Apprentice the fall season I will explode with joy at recapping that shit go down.

anger issues kate said...

Admin: what about the ones who are taking a refund, and the ones who live outside the US. Seems kind of pointless to even bother to go to FLA, just for a meal, spending for airfare and hotel, for what 1-2 days. A meal of probably say no more than $12-$15. Unless she does it at the hotel and gets a discount. Kate does not think!

Gift of grab said...

Ft. Lauderdale IS where the cruise embarks. However, I think this is an empty promise. Kate probably already knew (since I think people were contacted by Cindy first) that a good number of the people who had booked the cruise are going to change plans. Gypsi, for one, has been saying since yesterday that she is NOT doing the cruise (she had a party of 9). Peggy Scot is also bailing. I think nickie, who signed on close to the same time as gypsi and who was traveling as a party of 4 or 5, will probably also drop out, since she and gypsi got quite friendly on Twitter, and if gypsi's not going, I don't think she will. That leaves CJ and maybe 2 or 3 others (though I only know of one other who was definite--in the end, I don't think she got more than a dozen who were paying the Kate rate, and I think the total of about 30 travelers was dead on).

So, as is "traditional" with Kate, this will NEVER HAPPEN.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

Seems kind of pointless to even bother to go to FLA, just for a meal, spending for airfare and hotel, for what 1-2 days.

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Pointless for people like you and me. Yes.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

Gypsi dropped out awww I like Gypsi. I hope that just means she will save that money and get her kids a better cruise at a better time of year that has a better itinerary. And I hope she is done with Kate.

librarylady said...

I really smell something up.

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Me, too ;).

She's far too h~a~p~p~y and f~l~o~w~e~r~y.

I think she pulled out for something and they just aren't saying. It was too smooth of a cancellation.

I don't know, she's mean enough to be the hated one at least on Celeb Apprentice, and I sure can't see her working well with a team. It'd be another nail in her coffin, as would any more DWTS.

silimom said...

Well, first off, whatever the reason, I give Kate credit for agreeing to take her fans out to lunch. Like you, Admin, I think what she meant was that she would meet with those fans still going on the cruise before their departure.
Hopefully, she will follow through with it. Perhaps she has finally gotten a PR person who can put her in her place and make her behave?

Second, if Kate wants to be on Celebrity Apprentice, more power to her. I have often said I have no issue with either her or Jon working in the entertainment industry as long as their children are not involved.

Third, I'll be honest, I wish you hadn't posted her email, Admin. It's your prerogative to do so and I respect your right to make that choice, I just disagree with it. Kate announced this through a private letter to the cruise goers, not on her website, coupon cabin, or through a press release. Odds are it would have been shared among the sheeple soon enough, I understand that. However, it just doesn't feel right to me, in the same way that I wouldn't want someone sharing my email with the world if I had given it to them in private letter.

anger issues kate said...

When I was a James Marsters fan, I went to CA a lot. James did concerts in Santa Monica, at a neighborhood bar place. My friend from England and i would stay in Santa Monica by the beach(cheap hotel, but clean)we would go for a weekend. James would do his concert, then a meet & greet after, then do a signing up the coast or at one of the other venues, but he would do 2 nights of concerts. Besides seeing him, we went shopping and touring. I paid for airfare, hotel(split with friend)and rented a car. Wealso met up with others. We did that with most of the conventions he went to. It was like one big party, without the booze!(we were not drinkers) Conventions were a different story. There were other guests there.

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

marathonmommaof8 ‏ @marathonmommaof
I am going to buy lunch for all my cruisers in FT Lauderdale this summer. Sorry I couldn't make the cruise. @kateplusmy8
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fidosmommy said...

Where did we find out that gypsi wasn't going? That's news to me. Maybe it was on the previous thread and I just missed it?

Sherry Baby said...

Gypsi dropped out awww I like Gypsi. I hope that just means she will save that money and get her kids a better cruise at a better time of year that has a better itinerary. And I hope she is done with Kate.

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She's not:

gypsi001
Of course, I'm disappointed. I still hope to meet Kate someday. However, as I said in my e-mail I have no complaints. I have only positive feelings either about Kate as well as anyone at the travel agency. I wouldn't hesitate to deal with either Kate or the agency again.

She's also the one who said, "who really cares if she got speeding tickets."

Gift of grab said...

Nah, gypsi's not done with Kate. She's been being very nice to her on Twitter. But she's definitely planning a different vacay for her brood.

A Pink Straight Jacket For Kate said...

I call b.s.

That's going to be an expensive 1 maybe 2 hour meal for those traveling far.

What happens if only a few fans can attend? What if only her craziest fan is the only one willing to do this? And does this mean that Kate is still planning on going on her defunct cruise?

She's still too oblivious to understand that few can afford such foolishness.

Gift of grab said...

Well, look what new handle just popped up on Twitter:

marathonmommaof
Love all of you. @kateplusmy8

That's not YOU, is it, Admin?

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

Not me and....creepy!

anger issues kate said...

Gift of gab: saw that too. Kate playing games? And funny, Admin: and that person mentions all the stuff from above. If it is not Kate, then someone is playin games, maybe Deanna? Kate did mention that she is at kates house alot like all holidays and then some.

Gift of grab said...

Here's the skinny on the new Tweeter:

marathonmommaof8
@marathonmommaof
Runner, baker, meal maker, cruiser, loser box o wine boozer. Treater, cheater, kitchen counter cleaner.

marathonmommaof8 ‏ @marathonmommaof
I'm sorry about the cruise being cancelled. @kateplusmy8

marathonmommaof8 ‏ @marathonmommaof
Love all of you. @kateplusmy8

marathonmommaof8 ‏ @marathonmommaof
My 99,000 tweeties didn't have credit cards and couldn't afford to buy a cruiser ticket.

marathonmommaof8 ‏ @marathonmommaof
I am going to buy lunch for all my cruisers in FT Lauderdale this summer. Sorry I couldn't make the cruise. @kateplusmy8

marathonmommaof8 ‏ @marathonmommaof
Can't wait to meet all my tweeties @kateplusmy8 in Florida this summer. We're gonna have a blast.

Gift of grab said...

OMG. You MUST go here to read the comments (thanks to Preesi's):

http://ohnotheydidnt.livejournal.com/68921429.html#comments

Maggie said...

Admin. does it say in the letter why the cruise will not happen?

senior citizen said...

After reading another site, it appears that Alice Travel has been bought by another travel agency --- which probably has no interest in spending a cent on Khart G. Which may also be a reason for the end of this nonsense of offering a couple of pre teens playing on a beach while being watched by 20 or so freakish fans as a selling point for a cruise in AUGUST. Seriously, that was the WORST ever travel promotion in the history of travel promotions. Creepy is the least of the adjectives, and the new owners of the agency/promotions probably saw how weird the marketing and how little the profit before they pulled the plug.

So, this story seems to be very, very empty, especially since there are so few people involved and August is three months away and just before most private schools start!

Spring Has Sprung said...

"I am going to buy lunch for all my cruisers in FT Lauderdale this summer."

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In the thread here, it is reported as "a meal." It doesn't say "lunch." A meal could mean a nice dinner. How did it get translated into a lunch?

AuntieAnn said...

Admin -- You could be right about her having something else on the burner for August and as much as I'd love to see her do even one project on CA, I just don't see it happening. I can't see them letting Steve participate with her. He's her guide dog.

ElisabethK said...

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said... 6
Wait, Ft. Lauderdale isn't where the cruise embarks?
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Yes, the cruise starts in Ft. Lauderdale.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

REALLY. When did Alice Travel get bought?

It could very well have been a clueing house move. If the cruise were only attracting small numbers they might have seen it as too much potential for damaging their image.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

Sillimom I would agree with you about the email except that Kate herself is passing it out and never said not to share it. You don't give your email out to several fans then expect it not to get out there.

Kate knows it's going to get passed around. And she said she's SWITCHING emails, this is her new one. She has always made the old one public, and she never suggested this one is her private one. But rather her new replacement one.

In any cause I've never heard one single solitary story of a "hater" pestering Kate directly via e-mail.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

I don't know why autocorrect changed cleaning house to clueing house. I do love that game though.

Permanent Name said...

As for her new email address, I wonder why she isn't capitalizing on "kateplusMY8" anymore?

Court order to quit dangling the kids in her outreach to her adoring fans? If that is the case, she got a little 'f*ck you' in there by using the marathon crap and adding "8" at the end. She just wont' let it go, will she....

She knows she's only infamous for breeding a litter and she'll hang on to that forever. She's got nothing else to sell.

A marathon runner? HA - I am still convinced she cheated on that one in Vegas.

I'd love it if some runner shadowed her just to see if she really completes the races. Would be worth lots in the way of chuckles. If some media outlet would just once and for all out her - then maybe she'd slink away. How much humilitation can this woman stand?! She just keeps mentally and publicly giving us all the middle finger...

Actually, I give her lots of credit for running in a pack with ordinary riff raff (likely her name for all the other 'real' runners....). She must have told her two best friends who ran with her "keep everyone away from me".

Those Celebrity Apprentice folks, do they get written into their contract that they have to stay for x number of weeks?

I can't believe The Donald would ever let her be on after she presumed to touch his hair.

Ah well, she is so irrelevant. I haven't been on for a while and was so pleased to see the news about the cruise cancellation.

I agree that she will never, never, never go down there to buy anyone a meal. She's just blowing smoke. Just like she said she was going to support koalas.

If she's talking she lying.

Gift of grab said...

No, Alice Travel didn't change hands. Cindy has always identified herself as a VP of Luxury Cruises and Tours. They have at least 3 or 4 company names operating out of that same address in NJ (Personality Tours is another one). I am sure it's all the same people and all of the company names are for tax (or non-tax) purposes.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

Those Celebrity Apprentice folks, do they get written into their contract that they have to stay for x number of weeks?

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I guarantee they would, for sure. They will occasionally let people go to pre-scheduled things like Penn Teller's shows but they're usually only gone for one or two tasks tops or for part of tasks. A week long cruise won't work since they film several episodes a week. It's only a four week schedule, which is....INSANE for the number of episodes. It's really as quick as it gets. Many of them have talked about how crazy the shooting schedule is. I think that's part of the genius design--to get people on as little sleep as possible so they'll freak out more.

Meagler said...

...and the plot thickens...

Admin, I'm with you, something is up. Kate is getting her narcissist fill from somewhere. Things are brewing and something up...she is way too pleasant in her tweets and not throwing anyone under a bus. She might be lying by omission tho.

Whatever it is, I just hope it does not include the kids. I wish she would not put pictures of the kids on the internet. It keeps them open to critique.

As for Kate, I came back as I thought she was about to crash and burn, but maybe it won't happen. Her polarized popularity might still be enough to increase ratings on shows such as Celebrity Apprentice or a DWTS return of the season's best/worst/most memorable.

Her new email address does perhaps foreshadow a new marketing scheme... enter the running world.

Kate's Going Down said...

Wait, Kate would TREAT them to a meal?

Yeah. That's my huge clue that this isn't happening.

Also, I don't think Kate has anything else lined up. I really don't.

Permanent Name said...

HA - I might actually watch if she was on. The humilitation factor would be compelling.

And the other participants would rip her throat out. They might actually treat her the way she treated her kids, Jon, the TLC staff, Mr. Kitchen Man, Mr. Plummer Man, Mr. Solar Panel Man........

Oh sweet viewing that would be. No kids, nothing but her abysmal personality.....

But I still don't think she'd get the offer to be on. I think she pissed off Donald Trump AND his wife enough that they permanently scratched her off the list.

I think this cruise cancellation is just a single event due to what they said - not enough people signed up. They are a business, bottom line is money.

They aren't in the business of subsidizing has-beens like kart.

If kart is the one who cancelled, it was because they told her they couldn't pay her what she wanted and couldn't comp her rooms for her and purseboy. She likely said, 'you can't treat me like that, I'm out!"

So....... she has nothing else right? No more appearances? Just the maybe, imaginary marathons?

Sherry Baby said...

A marathon runner? HA - I am still convinced she cheated on that one in Vegas

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But the address is not marathon runner. It's marathon MOMMA8, which implies an endurance test or a long-lasting or difficult task, meaning that the job being a "momma" is a marathon of sorts.

Is this what she means? Who knows...

Kate's Going Down said...

The fact that she's switching over to a regular gmail email address tells me she's about to give up the web site. The email she currently uses is tied to the website/domain.

So the only reason I can think of that she's having to go to a gmail address is that the web site is about to go poof. She got the website when she was still under contract with TLC. We know now that TLC was still paying for a lot of perks before the contract ended in March. They probably agreed to pay for the web hosting, design, whatever (and they went cheap!). And maybe they paid for it through next week.

NJGal51 said...

CA is still on the bubble and has not yet been renewed for the 2013 season. There has been some talk of a CA all stars show. I think that she may become a spokesperson for Rock and Roll Marathons hence the new name. She will be able to "tour" with them in an MC type of capacity. It will get her away from home and she really won't have to run, just be the face of R an R.

Something's Up said...

Hmmm...Do you suppose she's been comped for one of the many marathons being hosted in NZ/Australia this August? It'd help explain her decision to cancel the cruise. Not entirely, but still....

Sherry Baby said...

So she's willing to fly to Ft. Lauderdale and treat everyone to a meal. Why doesn't she just book a cabin through RC? The cruisers who had signed up could do the same thing - just book a cabin without the Kate package. She would be there. They would be there. They expected to hang out with her, have pajama parties, run with her, go on a shore excursion with her. If she cares so much about her fans, why must she and they do this through an exclusive Kate cruise? Just do it like regular folks.

Could it be that she won't pay for anything on her own, and her fans really were just a meal ticket? Nah, not possible. She loves her tweeties!

Something's Up said...

NJGal51 ~ I can see how being the face of R&R Marathon might help her realize one of her "dreams." But wouldn't it be a nightmare from a PR standpoint, to have such a polarizing figure as their spokesperson? I'm not discounting the idea...just wondering how it benefits R&R.

Something's Up said...

Oh yeah...here's the link to her blog entry in which she talks about her experiences at/feelings about the LV Marathon

The title? "Marathon Momma."

http://www.kateplusmy8.com/marathon-momma/

Meagler said...

She did previously say in a tweet that she was doing a couple of half marathons and a full, and looking for more. Does anyone else remember that tweet?

Again, play on words, as she did NOT say she was entering or running in, I believe it was, " she was doing"...maybe the Mc, or a media personality tied to the Rock N roll Events.

As for Kate saying she would like to try and get together for a meal in Ft lauderdale....

a word to the cruise going, now cancelled fans: what kate says she would like to do, does not mean she will doo... she would like to do it, but likely won't do it.. makes y'all feel good tho doesn't it!? Its a manipulative tactic called " smoke and mirrors"

Where is Gosselin Give Back? said...

Kate is not what Trump wants on his show. He respects those individuals who have worked hard in their lives and earned respect. I give him far more credit than that to have Stupid on his show.

Just because Kate is not reacting to the cancellation of her cruise like people think she should by being snippy doesn't mean she has anything lined up for August. Don't forget, she makes it clear to everyone that she never gives in to adversity and failure. She rises above it. She is putting on a good show right now, that is all. She is showing her haters that she is not going to crumple up in to a ball and blow away just because her cruise was cancelled. She is Kate the Great! Yay! She will survive anything! Right Milo!!?? Yay!!!

Andrea said...

I wonder if TLC is the one making her drop the kateplusmy8 email. They do own the rights to the show. i also wonder if her twitter handle will be the next thing to change.

SarahP said...

I knew she would never be stuck on a ship with her adoring fans. No where to go and no way out.

alex said...

Anger issues, the 'meal' Kate is supposedly offering is for the CRUISE goers. The other fans are SOL, or so it appears.

Have you seen the doc. "I Think We're Alone Now"? Lots of footage of fan conventions.

Are you not a fan of James Marsters any longer? Why?

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

Someone said Celeb Apprentice hasn't been renewed yet, but I just wanted to add that I know from firsthand experience that shows will often write and plan next season's episodes, line up cast and so on before hearing if they got renewed even if they know odds are slim. You have to have things ready to go because there's not usually a lot of time. You don't just stop everything and sit around waiting for the news. For some shows that were cancelled those coveted "secret" scripts that never made it to air can be like gold to an uber fan.

Although I like the marathon theory better. CA is just more fun to talk about.

ncgirl said...

A few months ago, she mentioned San Diego in regard to marathons. I think someone found out R&R has one there in June. That's all I remember about marathon talk.

AuntieAnn said...

I think the same thing happened with the cruise as what happened with Discovery when Kate approached them six years ago with a plea to come visit her and show the (cough) hardships she was having. They came, they saw, they signed them up. Jon and Kate saw it as a way to make a money fast and big.

Which is what happened with the cruise... Someone came along and told Kate this was a way to make big bucks and get a cruise out of it. It was right up her alley. Then she started to see exactly the kind of people who were climbing on board, literally, and how few were signing up. She chickened out and bailed before it was too late.

Somewhere in the dark recesses of her mind I think she knows her 15 minutes are over and if she wants to keep the house her kids bought she has to pitch in and work and take whatever comes along.

Sucks to be Kate.

Sleepless In Seattle said...

I wonder if TLC is the one making her drop the kateplusmy8 email. They do own the rights to the show. i also wonder if her twitter handle will be the next thing to change.

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I thought that they "owned" Kate Plus Eight. When she set up her website, she threw the "my" 8 on there, and used the numeral rather than spelling it out, which is technically not the same as the show.

Tamara said...

Flight of the Kiwi said...
My bad - apparently a sheeple made the she-ro tweet. Sigh, so hard to keep up sometimes :( Perhaps I should find the time to check-in more often...oh well. I just hate when She-Ra is disrespected ;)
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I think the sheeple was saying that because Khate is a woman (or a bitch at least haha) that she is a SHE-ro instead of a HEro. She-Ra does rock. I loved that awesome witch character with the eyeholes hat. If anyone gets the channel Qubo they show episodes after midnight. And for those who read Torey Hayden, check out her book "Beautiful Girl", she uses She-Ra to great success.

Tamara said...

Angerissues, were a Buffy fan or just a James Marster's fan?

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

"Yes, that event has been canceled. We just didn't get the turnout that we desired and mutually we agreed that if we didn't get it, we would cancel," President of Luxury Cruises, who merged with the company originally organizing the event, Alice Travel, said.

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I haven't seen this brought up but does anyone else think this is kind of crappy not to disclose this?

If I were going to fork over that amount of money with fine print saying I might not get a lot of it back, I would want to know if it could be cancelled if it didn't hit a certain number.

Oh and Cardella? You are a snake oil salesman LIAR, we said it from the beginning. Almost full my ass. Good luck repairing all those burned bridges. The industry you work in is small, and has a great memory.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

"Yes, that event has been canceled. We just didn't get the turnout that we desired and mutually we agreed that if we didn't get it, we would cancel," President of Luxury Cruises, who merged with the company originally organizing the event, Alice Travel, said.

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I haven't seen this brought up but does anyone else think this is kind of crappy not to disclose this?

If I were going to fork over that amount of money with fine print saying I might not get a lot of it back, I would want to know if it could be cancelled if it didn't hit a certain number.

Oh and Cardella? You are a snake oil salesman LIAR, we said it from the beginning. Almost full my ass. Good luck repairing all those burned bridges. The industry you work in is small, and has a great memory.

Jumping In said...

I am confused.

The "official" reason the cruise was cancelled was due to a lack of bookings, right? But did she actually tweet "sorry I couldn't make the cruise"?

She expected these people to pay to spend a week with her on a cruise (with various get-togethers), so answer me this: Why did she not take the cabin on the cruise and just go!?!

She could have easily e-mailed the group (thanks to Alice Travel handing her THAT information on a platter) and said some like: "So sorry we didn't get a bigger group, but if we can meet casually as a smaller group, I'd be pleased to ask Alice Travel to adjust your pricing accordingly. I will work out a schedule for the week, and if that works, then we could still have a great week!!"

Kate has made NO effort to accommodate these poor people who have plunked down their money to meet her. NOTHING. So, what is it Kate, a lack of bookings, a lack of interest on your part, or a better gig? I do know this, you could have jigged this cruise to make it happen. BUT, adding insult to injury to offer to fly to Ft. Lauderdale to wave them off!! Did it not occur to you to open your wallet and pay for the week on this ship if need be. It's called caring enough to do the right thing.

This woman is a piece of work.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

Kate has made NO effort to accommodate these poor people who have plunked down their money to meet her. NOTHING. So, what is it Kate, a lack of bookings, a lack of interest on your part, or a better gig?


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When I really think about this. I think this is one of the worst things she has ever done. And it was to her fans. The woman is morally bankrupt.

Twenty or so (who knows) mediocre women who work hard for every dollar and probably don't make much, certainly not even a 10th of what Kate makes, and certainly don't get 1 100th of the time Kate gets away from her kids treating herself, put aside every penny so they could fork over not hundreds but several THOUSANDS of dollars all just for Kate. For all we knew they gave up summer camp or sports for their kids to pay for this. Not to mention flights, rearranging summer plans and everything else.

Kate pretended to really want to meet them, got them all deliriously excited about this, knowing ALL along, from the beginning, if she didn't get the number she wanted, whatever that was (50, 75?) that she would tell everyone left to kiss her ass she'll buy them lunch.

These people are not wealthy and can't just fork over five grand then take it back just like that no big deal. Trips this big ARE a big deal to most average Americans. They ARE a huge sacrifice.

She really makes me sick what she's done to these people. It's irrelevant to me that most of them either don't realize it or are pretending not to realize it or even don't want us to feel sorry for them, it's sick and wrong and I do feel sorry. No hard working American no matter how unstable deserves this treatment.

By the way this all makes perfect sense regarding what I said awhile back about Jon who had disclosed he was not worried about the cruise. Kate told Jon they were expecting X amount of people or she woud cancel and Jon, being the NORMAL, level-headed person that he is, knew she would never be able to get that amount of people. He was never worried about the twins or causing a stir because he knew his kids were never in danger since the cruise wasn't happening. Geez even Jon knows how irrelevant she is.

Tamara said...

And yet most of these fans will remain fans. I've got to say I don't feel all that bad for them; they knew the possible risks and they ignored them. And they are getting a full refund. I wonder if any will now give the things discussed here any consideration?

How exactly do we know that they don't have much money? While worshiping a woman like Khate definitely lends to the idea of moral and intelligence bankruptcy, there are plenty of cruel and stupid people out there with cash to burn. Just look at Khate.

Ingrid said...

I saw this in the comments on that link at "Oh no they didnt" June 21 is when that clock on gosselinbook hits zero isn't it? (that was the only post about it)

luckycherry_13 11th-May-2012 11:35 pm (UTC)
The big day will be June 21.

Pity Party said...

Did I heard Linda (?) say she got $100,000 for her charity, and that after she gets her cut that is a big chunk of change? Of something along those lines. I had it on but wasn't watching. The gist of what I got was "my cut."

earth child said...

consider this: Kate's cooking/baking/culinary skills are such that she could easily qualify for the food program - "Worst Cooks."

koopdedoo said...

I would love to know the minimum number for the cruise to have been a go. I also thought it was odd that there was no "minimum number of participants" disclosure on the website.

Dmasy said...

Administrator, 70 -- "Kate pretended to really want to meet them, got them all deliriously excited about this..."

All those, JOIN US!!!!! WE WILL HAVE SO MUCH FUN!!!! tweets. They were designed to make the fans who could not spend the money feel left out.

She is so out of touch with financial reality. She thought a "regular" family could cough up several thousand dollars just because they wanted to have "fun" with Kate. Just a bit of taunting and they would sign right up!

She didn't care about any of her faithful followers.

But, that should not surprise us. If she is comfortable using her own children for her personal gain, best-friend-strangers would be easy prey.

anger issues kate said...

Alex & Tamara: I was a Buffy/James Marsters fan. I have since moved on. Why?, cause James, got a new PR from Hollywood, and this PR, looked down on fans and treated fans as money, not fans that would keep your client in the business or popular. James also got big headed, thought he was all important, special, not socialable like he once was, saw fans as money in the bank. What I mean money in the bank, his once $20 to see him do a concert, jacked up to $100, then $200, then $500, then $1000. Every new convention, the James special event, went up in price. So he priced himself right out of normal people with a brain, the fanactics that still follow him , last I heard about a year ago, would still pay $500, to see him. When James got an ego the size of MT Rushmore or bigger, I moved on, cause it was not fun anymore, and costing more then I wanted to spend. I saw James at Wizardcon(comic book convention) here in Chicago last year(i was not there to see him, I went there for other things). When I saw on the handout that he was gonna be there, I thought, hey, I'll just go and say Hi, for a few seconds, LOLOLOL: You know he was walking away and I called out Hey, James , how are you, long time, since I last saw you. In the past, James would have stopped come over and said something, even gave a hug, not this time, he changed a lot, he turned briefly, looked, smiled and said I got to go. That was it. Mind you James had seen me a lot in the past, and I'm sure most people don't have bad memories, he's not that old. I thought to myself, wow, PR/Hollywood/celeb got to him. I just brushed him off, since I was no longer a fan, it did not matter, he was history. But geez, doesn't this sound almost like Kate?

anger issues kate said...

I see, Kate has already this morning celebrated Mothers day. Is this Mothers day part 1 of 2, or are the kids, gonna be a Dad's sunday for a birthday party, & Mother day with Grandparents?

Ava said...

I wonder if Kate is the one that pulled the plug or if RC did. While both were probably disappointed with the numbers, I wonder if Kate was still able to go and just chose not to. Maybe her accommodations would have to be downgraded, etc. Maybe Kate isn't sweating the cruise being canceled b/c she's the one who decided not to go, thus feeling like it was all in her control. Something is definitely up though. I just can't see Kate peacefully giving up a free vacation and a paycheck, even if she was going to be forced to interact with fans.

Kate must not realize how bad this looks. Either she couldn't even pull enough people to cruise or she chose to not cruise with all of her fans (who's she's been begging to cruise) for something else. If she does have something lined up it's going to look bad that she canceled on the cruise. Although I'm sure her sheeple will still excuse her dismissal of them.

dee3 said...

Wow....just learned about the cruise cancellation and will have to read all that I missed the past few days. Just when things had been so quiet/non-eventful in Kate-world for several weeks.

I almost felt sorry for her when I first saw that the cruise had been cancelled. Almost.

I will say this...I do think it's commendable that they are giving those who'd signed up a full refund.
And to be fair....although I don't think Kate would have been much of a draw anyway....the cruise was just way too expensive, was sailing off-season, not to mention in hurricane-season, and the whole 'going to Haiti' part of the itinerary didn't help.

And if she is going to treat those who got cancelled to lunch, I think that's commendable too....but that wouldn't likely be too many people, I'd think, as it would only be those who were still going on the cruise anyway so would be at the embarkation point already anyway and those who are such devoted fans that they would pay to go all the way to Florida just to be treated to lunch even though they are no longer going on the cruise.

Admnistrator said~

"By the way this all makes perfect sense regarding what I said awhile back about Jon who had disclosed he was not worried about the cruise. Kate told Jon they were expecting X amount of people or she would cancel and Jon, being the NORMAL, level-headed person that he is, knew she would never be able to get that amount of people. He was never worried about the twins or causing a stir because he knew his kids were never in danger since the cruise wasn't happening."
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I was thinking the exact same thing. And I hope Jon had the twins well-prepared for this inevitable likelihood that they'd probably not be going on this cruise so that they are not disappointed now.
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I still have to read so many comments and catch up here but I will venture a guess that one of the main reasons Kate doesn't seem to be sounding too upset might be that after all the twitter events of the past few months, she'd come to realize that she wasn't at all looking forward to spending days on a ship with most of the ones who'd signed on. Over time, she may have been dreading it and hoping it might end up cancelled.

I'd had the impression that this cruise had been signed when Kate had been making the rounds and trying to drum up ways to make some money and remain in the public eye. And was not having all that much luck so grabbed the cruise option....but then all the Cindy Cardella and twitter stuff started happening and it really began to hit her what the reality would be and who she'd be stuck on a ship for several days with. And for a person who already has severe difficulty being cordial to anyone for even a few minutes, much less to these mediocre fans, it would be a nightmare for her and she had probably been realizing this over the past few months....and she may be relieved it's not gonna happen now.

Once a Viewer said...

librarylady said... 4

Also, that new email address is completely ridiculous
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I agree. One marathon (maybe) and she's playing it for all she's worth ,or does she mean 8 kids so some kind of mythical mother marathon figure?? I think maybe she will just use this e-mail for cruise-related purposes and keep her other one? Just a guess.

As for the lunch, I'm sure a free trip is involved and everyone's meals paid for or else a last-minute bail-out. Will C and M attend the lunch? She said SHE could not make the trip? Why not? What a scam.

Maggie said...

The official reason stated for the cruise cancellation was not enought persons going. So if Kate has a "gig" signed up during this time period the world will know what a liar she is.

PatK said...

Apparently, today is Mother's Day in the Gosselin household, complete with breakfast in bed and amazing cards and gifts. Is Kate not going to be home tomorrow?

Kate's Going Down said...

She got her Mother's Day stuff today? So where's she going to be tomorrow? Or are the kids going to be with Jon?

Localyocul said...

If she's changing her email from @kateplusmy8.com to a gmail, could she be shutting down her website?

A Mouse Today said...

I would love to know the minimum number for the cruise to have been a go. I also thought it was odd that there was no "minimum number of participants" disclosure on the website.

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I asked about the possibility of the cruise being canceled if not enough people signed up. I remember questioning her about the number of people needed to make it happen. I was told that there was no worry about that. They were expecting a large number of people. It would sell out quickly so I should sign up right away or there wouldn't be any cabins left. She wouldn't tell me a minimum number and I remember asking twice. She was very anxious for my address, phone number and other information. I'm glad I didn't give it. Who knows where it would have ended up!

Layla said...

I don't think she has anything coming up. If there were only 30 or so people (at most), and she got $400 per peson, that's only $12,000. After taxes, the cruise line may take a portion to cover cruise expenses for her, the twins, Steve, and (probably) a nanny. Then she has to have a nanny or two for the tups at home, and someone to clean, cook, and do laundry for them. Plus there's air fare for her/twins/Steve/nanny, Steve's "fee" times 8-9 days (cruise plus travel days), etc. It was going to end up costing her a bundle to go on this cruise.It's all about money.

The reason she's being so chipper is because she wants to placate everyone she screwed over. She just dropped her "dream" in the mail a few weeks ago, and the last thing she wants is for someone to be looking it over at the same time that the news is out that she's not popular enough for a crappy celeb cruise. If she can't sell even a few dozen cruise tickets, then she's not popular enough to be on TV or to sell a book. Best to sweep this under the rug and try to keep everyone quiet and happy. She's yammering about Mother's Day and the tups' birthday, hoping to put out enough Happy Family crap to bury the cruise story.

It's been 8 months (today) since her last show. That's ages in show biz. More and more people are forgetting about her every day. She's not a draw, and not worth anyone's time or money.

Dmasy said...

The official reason given for the cruise cancellation is there weren't enough people signing up. That is embarrassing.

If there is another explanation, such as Kate committing to another job, would the travel agency come up with a BETTER sounding spin.

To acknowledge that the attendee list was scant is just pitiful for a celebrity and the cruise company.

A Mouse Today said...

Then she started to see exactly the kind of people who were climbing on board, literally, and how few were signing up. She chickened out and bailed before it was too late.

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I agree. I think that it wasn't only lack of interest and not being able to fill cabins, but she looked at those people and just didn't want to bother with them. Not nice, I know, but her fan base really doesn't include those of "her class." She could probably tolerate them for an hour or so at a meet and greet, but being stuck on a ship with them for one week would make her pull her hair out (not a bad idea -- she could start over with a fresh growth).

I was not told that she needed a certain number in order to cruise. If they knew this from the beginning and didn't disclose it and just made these fans fork over their hard-earned money with the expectation that Kate would never cancel, then they are the lowest of the low. What makes me angry is that those who signed up early paid their deposit, and Alice was sitting on their money for four months, knowing from the beginning that it was mutually agreed upon that it might not happen. That's just wrong.

Andrea said...

I think that Kate could have gotten more people to sign up if she had gone for the 3 or 4 day cruse instead of the 7 day cruse. The price is almost half that of the 7 day cruse and there would still be lots of time to do the crafting, running, and talking.

Kate just got too many $$$ in her head when she realized that she could possibly make more money off of the day cruse. She did not take into account that most of her fans are not rich. Some if not most have to save up for years before they can afford to go on vacation.

She might have gotten more signups if she had given the fans plenty of notice. Giving them a few months of notice is not realistic considering that most of her fans are not rich.

chefsummer said...

Kate wants to treat everyone to a meal really.?

Will she also be paying for the meals as well.?

I'm sorry I don't see her doing either going to meet the former cruisers or paying for the meal.

The only way and reason I could see her going to FL is so she & Steve can get away from the kids.

That's Life said...

There's one good thing to come out of this. At least we won't have to be blessed with Cindy's perky tweets (and lies) about the fun they are going to have and that the cabins are going fast, not to mention the RTs from the sheeple!

Once a Viewer said...

I hope Jon has the kids tomorrow and does something for their birthday and maybe something for his mom's, gf's and grandmom's Mothers' Days too. I guess we don't really know what new custody arrangements have been made.

A Mouse Today said...

Apparently, today is Mother's Day in the Gosselin household, complete with breakfast in bed and amazing cards and gifts

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What? No picture of the breakfast tray? Kate's slipping up on the job! Come on, Kate, you have a duty to your sheeple!

Mandy said...

Thought you guys might get a kick out of this...

"The moms’ stories were so remarkable, in fact, that guest speaker Kate Gosselin (of “Kate plus 8” TV fame) pretty much tossed out her planned speech, telling the crowd how humbled and impressed she was to learn about the other moms’ challenges and accomplishments.

How could her own challenges compare?"

http://www.news-leader.com/article/20120512/LIFE/305120008/Remarkable-Mothers-of-the-Ozarks-Tapas-and-TopHats-Sony-Hocklander

Hahahahahaha! Planned speech, my eye... The last time she spoke (Wasn't it at that PA college last fall?)she said she scribbled down a few notes on her way there.I bet she did the same thing this time.

Let's hope the stories of the moms she listened to in the Ozarks sunk in, even a little. (One can always dream, right?

A Mouse Today said...

"Will she also be paying for the meals as well.? I'm sorry I don't see her doing either going to meet the former cruisers or paying for the meal."

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"Treating" to a meal means paying for it. Even she wouldn't get everyone together and then make them pay for their own.

chefsummer said...

marathonmommaof8 ‏ @marathonmommaof
My 99,000 tweeties didn't have credit cards and couldn't afford to buy a cruiser ticket.
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Or Kate brace yourself maybe just maybe that don't like you well enough to sped that kind of money.

Moose Mania said...

I'm really curious if the travel agency asked the fans for permission to release their names, addresses and phone numbers to Kate. Does anyone know? Did she call them, or just send blanket (non-personal) e-mails?

TLC stinks said...

This Ft. Lauderdale offer to buy the cruise goers a meal is interesting. Since she was planning on going on the cruise and blocked off that time anyway, I bet she and Steve will turn this into a little getaway by the beach for a few days. Otherwise, I can't imagine why she would offer to buy these people a meal. She is probably banking on that only a handful will take her up on the offer. I bet most sheeple cancelled.

Why didn't she say ok, I can't get the deal with RC so why not just book as a normal cruiser and go to meet the few that signed up? Play it by ear, have dinner with them, enjoy the excusions? Because it would not be controlled with limited time, she'd have to pay out of pocket for herself and Steve, and she'd have to hang out with her mediocre fans. She really is a diva and thinks she is too good to go on a normal vacation and have normal conversations with people. Kate, you are NOT a celebrity. Get over yourself!

Layla said...

Mother's Day is this morning at their house? That meas the kids are on their way over to Jon's. Remember that tweet just a short time ago where someone asked about the tups' birthday, and she said, "You never know what I have up my sleeve"? Well, the kids got to swim in the freezing cold (while they were just getting over being sick and still in need of antibiotics), followed by what looked like 3 gifts each (from her pics, the girls each got a white hat, a backpack, and used doll clothes. Boys got a couple toys), followed by a teeny, tiny cake. No visible cedorations. THAT'S what she had up her sleeve? That was fine for a family on a limited income, but really--this is a woman who is still spending on trips to NYC, hair, tanning, nails, dinners out for herself--and that's all she does for her kids? Really, can anyone name any other mother who short-changes her kids to have more for herself? I sure hope Jon is doing something special for them, because their mother obviously can't be bothered--not when she has herself to think about.

Moose Mania said...

Chef 97...Or Kate brace yourself maybe just maybe that don't like you well enough to sped that kind of money.

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You do know that this is a spoof account, and Kate didn't tweet that?

She is a Cow said...

DMasy, I agree with you, if it was at all possible, I would want to spin the cruise cancellation in a way that wouldn't make me feel like a pathetic, has been. But if you think about it, the only other way would be to tell your 15 fans that something better came up and I'm blowing off you, and the cruise to go for it.

I never thought Kate would get the numbers and never thought she would be comfortable in this cruise ship situation. I think the cruise and this last speech in MO were the two last things her former PR rep could set up for her. Kate doesn't like meeting people, she proved it at the Grove interview. I think she has been dreading this cruise all along, hence the lack of promotion. I think she was making M and C go, so she wouldn't have to go alone, and could use them as an excuse. This is why I don't think she really cares that it was cancelled. Embarrassing, yes, but she embarrasses herself on a daily basis.

I don't think she has anything going on. I wouldn't mind seeing her get chewed up and spit out on CA, but don't think it will happen. Looks like the only thing she has left is the running and even that is controversial.

Layla said...

Her panic over being out of baking powder is ridiculous. She bought her 50-pound bag of organic flour--I'm guessing at the Dutch Valley bulk foods place over in Myerstown--and they sell huge containers of baking powder, right there next to the flour. If she is SOOO organized, then why didn't she make a list of things she needs before she went shopping? What happened to the list she keeps on her iphone? This is not the kind of place where you shop once a week. More like once or twice a year to stock up. Was she desperate for a drama fix, or just dumb?

Gift of grab said...

Great photo in this one: http://earsucker.com/2012/kate-gosselins-royal-caribbean-cruise-ship-event-canceled/

Westcoaster said...

Her wonderful 6 kids got to share one birthday candle, yet she gets breakfast in bed, and 8 cards, 8 gufts, etc. Must be hard orchestrating all that for yourself.

I'm guessing dad gets a piece of this weekend for his birthday celebration, so I wonder if she was in the Ozarks on her custodial time. There should be a lot of wine box tweeting to follow. So no birthday party with friends, and of course she had to open the pool after school if they are gone with dad.

Lunch in Florida, now that's just funny.

Kate's Cart said...

The new email address is pretty bad PR wise. There is no tie in to the Gosselin name. She should use some form of K.Gosselin, Kateseight, etc. But she must not have any PR now or is getting the minimum attention since she is old news.

Awesome Mom? Yeah Right! said...

Good thing the cruise got canceled.Slightly off topic: Do you think the kids know that every picture mommy snaps is for the crazy fans? That every time they are asked to smile for the..well iphone is so that their mother can post the pictures on the World Wide Web? I doubt it.It kind of horrifies me to think that these kids trust their mother and probably believe mummy really loves them and wants pictures so she can look at them all day while they're in school or at daddy's? I don't know, it seems to me that Kate is breaking their trust,betraying them somehow,taking advantage of their vulnerability by doing this crap and why? So she can cling for 5 more seconds to her already vanished 15 minutes? I wonder what their reaction will be when they realize that mommy took the pictures so that a bunch of strangers and even pedophiles can look at them all day long.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

Good thing the cruise got canceled.Slightly off topic: Do you think the kids know that every picture mommy snaps is for the crazy fans? That every time they are asked to smile for the..well iphone is so that their mother can post the pictures on the World Wide Web? I doubt it.I


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I think they'll realize it someday soon and quick. The Dionnes eventually did, and the consequences of the realization caused life-long psychological damage.

Tamara said...

Do you think the kids know that every picture mommy snaps is for the crazy fans? T
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By now, yes. The sad moment(s) was when they realised all those private moments being filmed were seen by everyone.

Once a Viewer said...

I think the twins don't want their pictures taken all the time unless dressed up (Easter- Mady, not Cara so much) and one of the boys doesn't like it...the girls seem to pose on demand. It is sad to think about their future. The remaining Dionnes ,if they follow this saga, must be very sad that in this case, their warning was not heeded.I guess that's why Kate has to resort to snapping photos of inanimate objects such as flour and dolls. The kids maybe aren't always cooperative.

Sinking Fast And Hard said...

The spokeswoman revealed, “Kate asked for everybody’s names, addresses and phone numbers and reached out to each one personally. It was nothing to do with her."

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What a stupid statement. It had nothing to do with her? It had EVERYTHING to do with her. She couldn't pull in the passengers and therefore the numbers were down. If it wasn't her, then who else was it?

Gift of grab said...

Well, GM, GosselinBook:

gosselinbook
@Kateplusmy8 "When I speak, um, my yardstick is my kids. ... I don’t want them to see anything that’s negative that came out of my mouth.”

NT said...

I can't see everyone paying round trip air fare to Fla. for just a free meal and to meet Kate. I agree that the birthday celebration was mediocre. In my house it would be fine. For I am a mediocre person. But Kate is not. Also, her blog about the birthday celebration was all about her. I,I,I,I,I. That's all I saw. She's a trip.

Midnight Madness said...

miloandjack
@EricaHouston1 @Kateplusmy8 Good 4U! You won't go wrong there...I'd love 2see Kate do a TV show or radio show abt parenting! :)

Oh, good grief. Milo never fails to disappoint with her insane suggestions. I wonder what it would be like to live in her world of delusion and illogical thinking. Is she alone in there, or can anyone join?

Jumping In said...

Had a glitch with my post last night, but want to re-post my thoughts this morning.

The official reason Kate backed out of the cruise according to Alice Travel was due to the lack of bookings. However, Kate tweeted that she was 'sorry she couldn't make it', these are two very different statements.

Kate could have easily have amended the itinerary and still met her obligation to those who plunked down their money to share their cruise experience with Kate
for the week. She apparently was given all their e-mail addresses, so she could have contacted them and said something like this: 'sorry we didn't get a bigger group but I would still like to make this week happen. If everyone is willing to have a more casual, less structured get-together, I can contact Cindy and see if she can work it out, and maybe even get the price reduced for everyone. If this works for you, I will put together a revised itinerary!'

Her second, more obvious option is to just go as advertised! She may not get the dollars she hoped for, but we all know the cabin is either a freebie, or drastically reduced. She has not given a single thought to these people booking an overpriced cruise, taken leave from work, booked flights, and made other arrangements to meet her. Just because the numbers didn't meet expectations does not mean this had to be a no-go. I was in the travel business all my life, and this is so do-able, it just needs to be tweaked to make it happen.

Instead, she has the audacity to offer them a chance to view her over lunch in Ft. Lauderdale. What would that conversation sound like? Would she say, 'have fun without me', or 'I have to be on set tomorrow, so 'gotta run'. Would not someone ask her why she isn't joining them? Would her answer be, 'there just wasn't enough in it for me to make money for my children' or would it be ''Celebrity Apprentice wants me on their show, so sorry I couldn't tell you earlier, but you know those haters are'! Sadly, these people would believe whatever she shovels in their direction. I suppose after the lunch, she and Steve could go down to the pier to wave them off on their Kate-less cruise. Then, the two of them can start their holiday in Florida together.

So, what is it Kate, not enough bookings, your lack of interest, or a better gig?

aggiemom09121416 said...

Don't know why she celebrated today, moms get custody on mother's day weekend.
Perhaps Kate wants to be pampered tomorrow in NYC? Seems like the last few years she's been gone for some of mother's day.

Laine said...

This cruise debacle can not be helpful if Katie hopes to get any product endorsements. It certainly shows that she is not a draw to a substantial number of paying customers no matter how many twitter followers she has.

No matter how she spins this, it is not good for her career as a TV personality.

Midnight Madness said...

Her second, more obvious option is to just go as advertised! She may not get the dollars she hoped for, but we all know the cabin is either a freebie, or drastically reduced. She has not given a single thought to these people booking an overpriced cruise, taken leave from work, booked flights, and made other arrangements to meet her.

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I doubt if she would have had much say about it. She couldn't go as advertised if the cruise line was unwilling to do so. They are not going to put that much time and money into reserving rooms, planning events, dinners, morning runs, shore excursions if the numbers aren't there. They are in it to make money, not for Kate and her ten sheeple to have a good time.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

moms get custody on mother's day weekend.

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Not necessarily at all. Especially when Mother's Day weekend is usually going to the their birthday weekend too. This is something that likely was negotiated at length in the custody agreement.

More likely they are alternating birthday weekends and Kate will just have to celebrate Mother's Day on a different day.

If their birthday fell over Father's Day weekend it would be the same thing. Kate would need to get them some years Father's Day or not.

JoyinVirginia said...

Happy mothers day in advance to all the women who post here and have influenced the life of a child. Your own child, nieces, nephews, cousins, friends, godchildren, grandchildren, neighbors.
When I wasgrowing up, I was a lot closer to Mrs Rogers the retired nurse down the street than my own grandmother and she influenced my choice of career. Nanny who babysat both my children for years is still closer to them than their own grandmothers, and we consider her part of the family.
From prior thread: for those who want to listen to a mother and son share all kinds of memories about struggles and challenges and joys and inspirations of life, I highly recommend 5decisionsaway.com. That is the website of Matt Paxton, the ” extreme cleaning specialist” on A&Es Hoarders. He has posted the link to his podcast, and the new one just up is an interview and discussion with his mother. His usual podcasts with his friend Cabell have lots of locker room humor and cussin', This edition does not. Check it out, it is real, raw, inspiring, sad in parts, hopeful, just something fun to listen to!
PS Ms Kreider is still boring.

Kate is a twit said...

Admin-just a question about the email. Did she send it individually or did she do a CC like Cindy did that one time.

I don't understand how she thinks this meal thing will make up for the cancellation. Is it only for the people (I think CJ may be the only one) who are still going on the cruise, or is it for everyone who booked it? If it's for everyone who booked it, does she really expect people to fly in to dine with her? At least she is offering an olive branch, but I still don't understand how this will work. I also hope she doesn't plan on bringing the twins with her.

One thought did occur to me. Doesn't Ted Gibson have a salon in Ft. Lauderdale? At least she could kill two birds with one stone.

Midnight Madness said...

twit 121: Is it only for the people (I think CJ may be the only one) who are still going on the cruise, or is it for everyone who booked it?

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I wonder how many are still going. One of the sheeple said she's cancelling because she doesn't want to travel alone. Wouldn't she have been traveling alone on the Kate cruise? She certainly didn't expect to hang out with Kate all of the time, did she? She'd have to hang with a sheeple or two. If that's the case, and buddy CJ is still going, why wouldn't she still go and travel with her? What's the difference? These people wouldn't have been seeing that much of Kate anyway...or did they expect to latch on to her and follow her everywhere?

NJGal51 said...

Pity Party @73 ---- if you're talking about Lisa's comment on CA, SHE WAS JOKING! All of the money is going to her charity. She's a comedian and said the part about "getting her cut"as a bit.

AuntieAnn said...

Mandy said... 95

Thought you guys might get a kick out of this...

"The moms’ stories were so remarkable, in fact, that guest speaker Kate Gosselin (of “Kate plus 8” TV fame) pretty much tossed out her planned speech, telling the crowd how humbled and impressed she was to learn about the other moms’ challenges and accomplishments.

How could her own challenges compare?"
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Her biggest challenge is deciding which shoes to wear. She shouldn't have even been there. Talk about a fish out of water. Too bad she didn't get to speak first, she would have made a real ass out of herself. She knows it too that's why she tossed her 'poor me' speech and winged it.

A Mouse Today said...

We heard about the amazing breakfast, cards and sweet gifts, but at least she didn't announce the Saturday morning sports schedule!

FL mama said...

Yes, Ted Gibson has a salon in the W hotel right on the beach.

buddy said...

I think you all are reading too much into this cruise cancellation. The cruise was cancelled due to lack of interest. That's all. Do you really think that if enough people signed up that the cruise company would allow Kate to cancel just because something better came along for Kate? That would be a disastrous PR move for them. This cruise was cancelled due to lack of sales. End of story. Kate is just putting on a brave face. What do you expect her to do.

Kate is a twit said...

I think the one who was travelling alone was hooked up with another cruisegoer to share a cabin. Cindy had tweeted back on Mar 5:

Kate Gosselin Cruise‏@CindyCardella

@Kateplusmy8 anyone want 2 go on http://Kategosselincruise.com & is a single lady.I hv a single lady that needs a roommate. I can put u in contact

Kate Gosselin Cruise‏@CindyCardella

@xxxxxThe Kate events are included in the price. Are you a single? I have a single that is looking 4 a roommate. Let me know if I can help

So Cindy probably got her a roommate and perhaps now the roommate is not going.

By the way, looking at Cindy's tweets, even back in the middle of March she was saying how "cabins are almost sold out".

Amy2 said...

Here's my opinion about the lunch in Ft. Lauderdale. If she goes through with the lunch I suspect she's got some kind of job lined up in Florida. It's the other company that hired her to do something that is footing the travel expenses. Just a guess on my part. The reason I making this guess is that Kate doesn't do anything without being paid.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

Actually Buddy, I do think Kate likely negotiated a contract with Alice Travel that allowed her to back out for any reason including film, TV, radio and other media opportunities. She would be stupid not to.

Let's say her coveted voice acting job came up for a Disney film that was scheduled for August? She would never tell them oh sorry no I'm going on a cruise. Or if she were selected to be on DWTS and needed to be available then. Actors do this all the time, commit to things SUBJECT to their availability. A good manager doesn't allow them to commit to fluff things like cruises iron-clad. Things like TV/movie contracts will be hard to get out of, but not cruise contracts.

But I do agree with you it's unlikely Kate got work, the problem here was numbers nothing else.

Zoe said...

Didn't Kate tweet recently about having all the kids out running with her? Maybe her marathon momma plan is to have the whole family running marathons. When I lived on Oahu many years ago there was a man that ran with all of his kids on local roads. The newspaper ran a photo of them, the father in the lead and all the kids trailing behind in height order. No doubt that Kate would love that kind of publicity.

Jumping In said...

Midnight Madness 118...,

In this case it is Alice Travel who brought the Kate idea to them, Royal Caribbean did not contract Kate. It is as simple as a phone call from Cindy to RC to ask them to downsize the meeting space and it will be done. Neither Alice Travel nor RC want to lose this business and would happily adjust things to accommodate the clients who have booked. As far as the running goes, no cruise company will block of their track for a celebrity guest, it would jeopardize the enjoyment of too many other paid passengers.

Someone washed their hands of this cruise idea, but I can assure you it has nothing to do with the numbers. This cruise could easily have been a 'go' with some simple revisions and a desire to honor a commitment.

The fact the Kate said she was sorry she 'couldn't make it' was when I suspected there is something more to this debacle than we know.....yet.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

Please don't make these poor kids run marathons. She's already destroyed their childhoods, must she destroy their knees too?

Spring Has Sprung said...

buddy said -- "Do you really think that if enough people signed up that the cruise company would allow Kate to cancel just because something better came along for Kate?"

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Most definitely they would let her back out for any reason, therefore, the disclaimer at the bottom of their page. She didn't need a doctor's note to get out of it. She would have made sure that she was calling the shots.

Westcoaster said...

The Kate lunch is a facesaver, but not going to happen, smokescreen gesture of goodwill. The numbers were just too low, as predicted, for anyone to lose money on Kate's expenses. Cindy is an idiot. That pretty much sums up the sunk to the bottom of the ocean cruise. The end.

Ex Nurse said...

I agree with whoever said that her email change is related to closing down her pitiful website. Professionally, --from the empty pages, to her unedited blabs postings--it was an example of her lazy work ethic.

Maybe the change is a sign that, except for the omnipresent 8, she is going to try to make it on her own merits. Whether it was TLC, a court order or her mysterious stalker, I am glad that there is a possible glimmer of hope for the kids' privacy. At least, it is a move in the right direction.

Kate is a twit said...

Saw this convo on Kate's twitter:

From a non-fan:

"I think it's ridiculous @kateplusmy8 offered to fly to Florida to treat fans to a meal before the cruise. I doubt it will happen anyway."

From one of the more outspoken sheeple:

xxxxxx
@xxxxx@kateplusmy8 Cruise canceled & folks got refunds. Why would anybody fly to Florida for a breakfast when main event is no more?


Does the fan realize that she just did a major putdown of Kate's idea? And not only that, she included Kate in that tweet? I find that highly amusing.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

And in fairness, if I were a D-list reality star with only a scant few big opportunities that happen to come my way and something comes along better during the cruise, I'm sure any manager would be telling me I have to cut the cruise loose no matter what my principles are.

The language was indeed crystal clear Kate could back out. I never would have booked such a thing knowing that. Book at your own risk.

aggiemom09121416 said...

moms get custody on mother's day weekend.
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We go by the standard visitation orders in TX, and it's expressly written, moms get mother's day weekend, dads get father's day weekend. If a child's bday falls within those weekends, the non-custodial parent of that weekend gets the child for 3 hours on their birthday.
Surely PA has the same law.
But knowing Kate, she is letting Jon have the kids for the weekend so she can celebrate mother's day in style!

Spring Has Sprung said...

Amy said -- "Here's my opinion about the lunch in Ft. Lauderdale. If she goes through with the lunch I suspect she's got some kind of job lined up in Florida."

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Not impossible, but not probable. That would have to be some coincidence - a job lined up at the same place and time that the cruise is going to depart!

Katie Cry-duh said...

I think the reason why Kate offered to take her cruisers out to eat is that anyone who booked probably didn't get a refund on their flight to Ft lauderdale. RC and Alice travel have no control over the airlines. Maybe she feels just a little bad (for now) with all her Do it! Do it! Do it! tweets. I also think she's being nice because she's relieved not to have to do this cruise; it sounded like a nightmare for someone like Kate who is socially challenged. She was blinded by the idea of a cruise, then dreaded the reality of a cruise where she'd actually have to interact with people.

Spring Has Sprung said...

admin said -- "The language was indeed crystal clear Kate could back out. I never would have booked such a thing knowing that. Book at your own risk."

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Especially with Kate's history of failure and her flightiness! Depending how the spirit moved her, if she didn't feel like going, she would have found a way to get out of it. The whole thing was just too "iffy" and the way it was put together just too shoddy.

But you have to remember that most of these people most likely had never cruised before. These are not seasoned travelers. They didn't know what they were getting into and just trusted the travel agency. With a website put together as sloppy as that one with no clear answers about extra charges, excursions and what have you, I never would have booked with them. But the sheeple are naive and thought that because this is Kate, everything is on the up and up and she's to be trusted no matter what.

Kate is a twit said...

I tend to think that this idea about meeting up in Ft. Lauderdale for a meal was the travel agency's idea, not Kate's, not only to save face but also to save bookings. They probably offered to comp Kate's trip to Ft.Lauderdale and hope that those who booked will still go in order to meet Kate-even if only for a meal.

EM said...

I thinkAlcie Travel came up with that idea. This way the sheep will kep their tickets and airfare and "meet kate" before the cruise. It's a way to keep them on the boat.

As for kate..she will probably board a separate cruise on another ship. Just a thought..otherwise..what is in it for the greeedy grifter to shelp to FLL?

Pants On Fire said...

I am thinking back to the photo of the tups blowing out their birthday candles on their 5th birthday. This was the bouncy-house, rabbit-out-of-a-hat magician, pinata-whacking extravaganza held at the time the shit hit the fan in the Gosselin marriage.

Fast forward to the photo of the tups blowing out their birthday candle on their 8th birthday. While I believe that this little homemade cake and low-key celebration is a more emotionally healthy way to go, the extreme contrast between the former Hollywood productions for their birthdays and this year's bargain basement party could very well leave the tups feeling like they have somehow failed. Like they are less than worthy of a fantastic celebration now.

Stupid kHate.

Layla said...

The Sheeple are saying that this (cancellation of celeb cruise) happens all the time. I have NEVER heard of this happening. And there are plenty of them that I, personally, wouldn't be caught dead on (Richard Simmons? No, thanks). Kate's is the only celeb cruise that I know of that was canceled due to lack of interest. Anyone else ever heard of one? Ever?

That's Life said...

Kate says she doesn't want to be the reason that the cruise-goers don't have a great vacation.

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So these cruiser-goers who aren't going on the trip are supposed to fly to Florida to vacation there and then have a meal with her? Kind of like a consolation prize? Is that what she's saying? Who wants to vacation in south Florida in August?

Who is arranging this little get-together? Cindy? This should be good.

That's Life said...

poorbabi
@Kateplusmy8 @xoGosselinxo Many would love to see a recap of the kids every so often.

How do you recap a kid?

thisisadarkride said...

I wonder if the plane fare to FL was given to Kate and Co to get her to agree to call off the cruise? This way she still gets her trip and time with the BG.

DebbieDowner4 said...

Veering just a tad off topic about the cruise....

Has anyone seen the news footage/youtube clips/seen the pictures of the "tanning mom" Patricia Krentcil?

It is alarming how this could be Grifty's non-to-distat future...

There was a clip of her in Target, dresses WAY to inappropriately for her age (87 I think ;) )
overdone nails, shoes, etc... and lets not forget the straw she calls hair. And then, of course, she is always right and everyone else is wrong and don't know what they are talking about.

Youtube the clips and mentally picture her as Grifty.

My appologies to those who have just eated or want peaceful dreams tonight.... :)

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

Nope, aggie. PA doesn't have that law. Every state's child custody laws are different.

TLC stinks said...

I'm glad you guys think something is up with her Ft. Lauderdale offer. It makes no sense to hop on a plane and buy a handful of people a meal. If she's in Lauderdale, go on the freakin' cruise at your own expense and give those few sheeple what they paid for!! Boy, oh boy, I hope those idiots have learned a lesson here.

Yep, something is up. Lauderdale may just be a stopover for something else. If she does something else during that cruise week, she is a user and a cheat not only to the cruisers but to Alice Travel. We called it here that she would never mingle with the mediocre fans for a week. I have to wonder if the whole cruise thing was just a publicity stunt because I would bet Kate or Steve contacted Alice Travel, not the other way around.

Admin, is this the first time Alice Travel has ever had to cancel a celebrity cruise????

Pity Party said...

NJGirl - thanks. I was half asleep and I mostly heard "my cut." I missed the part where he said to her You're fired. Hate I missed it.

TLC stinks said...

Yes, it totally makes sense that Alice Travel has comped her the tickets to Ft. Lauderdale to stop the bleeding of the cruisers cancelling. Kate = FREEBIE. No way was this Kate's idea. They may even comped her a night at a hotel. Steve too??? Or just ONE room? Yep, a mini FREE vacay.

TLC stinks said...

So how do cruises choose a lucky host? "Anybody that has a good fan base," said Charlene Failla, president of Luxury Cruises and Tours. "We look at how many fans, what their fan base is, do they have followers on Twitter, email lists, and what the public is looking for."

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Twitter? Explains the run up on followers, don't ya think? I guess Charlene didn't consider that Kate's fan base of Tweeters are fake.

Read more: http://www.thedailymeal.com/10-celebrity-hosted-cruises-book-now-0#ixzz1ugZjjTvN

Tucker's Mom said...

One thought did occur to me. Doesn't Ted Gibson have a salon in Ft. Lauderdale? At least she could kill two birds with one stone.
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Oh, she shoots, she scores! Swishhhhhh... all net! I thought Kate was just going to grift more too short, too young, too high school promish dresses down in Fl.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

Let's say for argument's sake she was in a contract with a cruise that didn't allow her to cancel.

IF something big came along like Celebrity Apprentice, it might be worth it to her manager to break the contract anyway, pay the penalty, and take the better job.

This also happens all the time.

PatK said...

I don't think those who are still going on the cruise will quite enjoy Haiti the same without Kate and her twins romping on the beach. (Take "twins" however you wish--lol.)

Save8FromEvilKate said...

I think that if Kate really is planning to go through with this luncheon thing, she already had a reservation made at the W and had her freebie hair fry from Ted Gibson Salon appointment prior to the now cancelled cruise. She's not gonna give up any free time away from the kids if she can help it and she's certainly not going to go to Ft. Lauderdale just to have lunch with CJ. I hope that is exactly what she gets stuck with, crossing my fingers, what a wonderful experience for Kate that will be!

This is perfect for her. She doesn't have to take the twins (assuming she never told them about the cruise like she stated in an interview) and it's another romantic getaway for her and Steve. I don't think she's called anyone that was going on the cruise, just doesn't seem plausible for one of the sheep not to gloat about that with all of their in-fighting amongst themselves.

What's bugging me a little more lately since it was just the 'tups birthday is how Kate says her children deserve the best, nothing mediocre for them, but yet they get hand me downs, she shops at consignment shops for their clothes, but nothing but the best for her. Not that there's anything wrong with doing any one of those things, but don't keep saying how superior her children are to anyone elses just because "they belong to her".

Happy Mother's Day to all the mom's that don't exploit and abuse their children and don't admire those that do!

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

BAW-Hahahhaha awesome malaprop from Candy Spelling.

"It's an end of an error."

Yes I am watching Selling Spelling Manor. I'm cleaning okay?

KAT said...

She's not going to Florida to have lunch with anybody...it's all such bullshit...as usual. She has no job in Florida either...give me a break. She's just trying to make it look like she's doing the right thing. She knows this whole mess will be forgotten in a week. Do you honestly think she would make that kind of effort for anybody?....especially her screwy fans. NO NO AND NO... SO LAUGHABLE..

Moose Mania said...

"It's an end of an error."

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Is this a reference to Kate?

Moose Mania said...

I don't think those who are still going on the cruise will quite enjoy Haiti the same without Kate and her twins romping on the beach. (Take "twins" however you wish--lol.)

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She has more than "twins." It's more like quads.

LaLandNoMore said...

That contrast of the low budget party vs. over the top television production could distress grammar school age children. They remember what it used to be like and have to be questioning why the change, if only in their young minds. They so need counseling. Any child coming off their lavish lifestyle, trips, pampering, etc. would need help with adjusting. You know those gifts have stopped right along with the "Gosselin traditional trips." This speaks all the more to the need for Scouts, gymnastics, dance class, music lessons, friends, extended family, etc. It's an insult to our intelligence for Kate to keep saying her kids deserve "life on a golden platter." Sounds silly considering she is keeping them locked up at the compound. It's still all about her. Nothing has changed.

Flight of the Kiwi said...

Tamara - Ah, NOW I understand. The idea of the word hero, including "she-ro" in connection with Khate is ridiculously foreign to me :) Thank you for the explanation.

LoveMyGrandsons said...

As I stated earlier, I think the reason the cruise was cancelled is because the numbers were low, not because Kate has something else in the works during that time. Her comment about not being able to make it (or whatever it was), is simply to save face. She would never acknowledge that the numbers were low because there wasn't enough people wanting to spend time with her.

Regarding her offer to by the lunch in FL, I could be wrong, but I don't believe this will happen either; it's just a hollow gesture. A while back she had her fans all exited about having a meet and greet in MO, but that never happened. I don't believe she has anything going on in FL at that time and that's why she offered the lunch. Once again, it's all a ruse. Plus, Kate being Kate, she wouldn't want to spend an hour or so having to be polite and friendly to people; it's just not in her DNA.

OT, I'm looking forward to our Mother's Day tradition (a real tradition, not a fake one). My hubby and I will go to our local plant store and I get to choose all of the annual flowers and the veggies for our garden. Then I kick back on deck in my rocker while hubs plants everything. Then I get my favorite dinner, barbecued ribs from one of our favorite places. We've been doing this for about 10 years now. And just so you all know, we have a Father's Day tradition, too, and I reciprocate with his favorites so he can sit back and relax all day.

Anyway, Happy Mother's Day to all of you moms!!

aggiemom09121416 said...

If PA child custody laws don't instruct mother's to have their kids on mother's day weekend, they need to change that. That's ridiculous. Sad, too.

But knowing Kate, she has other plans in store for her weekend, after all, it is ALL about her!

As far as her new email, I agree that her website is about to be terminated, I guess TLC paid for it as part of their contract, and she doesn't want to continue it on her own dime. That makes sense, if that's not the case, why would she change her email addy?

The Aug meal with the cruisers? Nope, not going to happen, think they are just saying that to unruffle some feathers..wait a few months and let the dust settle, then Kate will claim she has to get ready for the new school year.

I don't think she has anything planned; the cruise was canceled due to poor bookings, nothing else.

She's been twitter silent since her breakfast this morning..I guess Jon has the kids. Sure seems weird not to have your kids for mother's day. But Kate is all about Kate. Kids will have a better time with their dad anyway.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

If PA child custody laws don't instruct mother's to have their kids on mother's day weekend, they need to change that. That's ridiculous. Sad, too.


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PA laws don't micromanage it. They don't speak either way. It should be up to the individual situation.

I completely and totally disagree that it's ridiculous not to have a law kids should be with mom on mother's day if that's the same weekend as their bday every day. So Kate gets the kids EVERY birthday weekend EVERY year just because coincidentally it's the same as Mother's Day? Rhat's not FAIR.

These kids have a birthday every single year that falls at or near mother's day weekend. Mother's Day or not these kids have a right to be with their dad on their birthday weekend at least every other year. Mother's Day can be celebrated the day before or after when it's Jon's birthday weekend year, just like what Kate did.

LoveMyGrandsons said...

I agree, she's on twitter silence so Jon must have the kids. Maybe they'll spend the night and she will actually have them tomorrow. We'll all know by how much she twitters.

Preesi said...

Admin?

Celeb Apprentice is a no go for Kate as Kate touched Donalds hair when she met him to sign up for CA a few years ago.
She touched his hair, messed it up, Melania gave her the evil eye and Donald ended the dinner early..

Kate is 100% done.

Westcoaster said...

She may actually have the kids back for part of Mother's Day, which woud be decent, but in order to orchestrate her breakfast in bed plans, it had to be today. Gosselin traditions and all that..

Twitter silence s because the kids are gone and she has absolutely nothing to say. Nada.

Virginia Pen Mom said...

Mandy said... 95

Thought you guys might get a kick out of this...

"The moms’ stories were so remarkable, in fact, that guest speaker Kate Gosselin (of “Kate plus 8” TV fame) pretty much tossed out her planned speech, telling the crowd how humbled and impressed she was to learn about the other moms’ challenges and accomplishments.

How could her own challenges compare?"
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AuntieAnn said... 124

Her biggest challenge is deciding which shoes to wear. She shouldn't have even been there. Talk about a fish out of water. Too bad she didn't get to speak first, she would have made a real ass out of herself. She knows it too that's why she tossed her 'poor me' speech and winged it.

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How long was she supposed to speak, I wonder? I find it hard to believe that Ms. Um herself could wing it for very long. Ten minutes, maybe. I sure wish we could see a video of it somewhere!

Virginia Pen Mom said...

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said... 160

BAW-Hahahhaha awesome malaprop from Candy Spelling.

"It's an end of an error."

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Hahaha. That could also describe Kate's reality show demise....

Virginia Pen Mom said...

One more thing about Kate ad-libbing a talk. That would take a heck of a lot of talent, not just a little. And Kate doesn't have ANY.

Put me in the camp that says Kate will get her Florida vacation and that she may also show up on another cruise. I just don't see Kate missing out on travel.

Kate produced the fake twitter followers, but they didn't produce real money.

I agree Kate's greed was a factor. I have this image of Kate having a meeting with Cindy Cardella, Cindy opening a brochure and saying, "If they pay THIS much, you get to go for this many days, FREE. But if they PAY THIS much, you get even more days and you collect more money at the end!"

The fan who wants to see a "recap of the kids" just demonstrates how the crazy sheeple have turned these young children into objects. How sad for the children.

LoveMyGrandsons said...

Virginia Pen Mom - I agree Kate will not pass up the chance to travel. However, I don't think people are willing to pay her way anymore because she is fading fast. I also don't think she will spend a lot of money out of her own pocket. Therefore I don't see a cruise in her future on her own dime, and I don't foresee anyone paying for it. She is just not the relevant celebrity she thinks she still is.

Mrs. Malaprop said...

PJ - I got a malapropism from hubby today. hee hee We were driving home from shopping, and we saw a dead deer along the road. I said that it's interesting that we never see bucks with antlers dead by the road. It's always does. So he said, "Maybe the bucks stay in their decorated places, and the does roam around more." I said, "You mean DESIGNATED places?" He said, "Yeah, that's it." : )

AuntieAnn said...

Virginia Pen Mom said... 172

How long was she supposed to speak, I wonder? I find it hard to believe that Ms. Um herself could wing it for very long. Ten minutes, maybe. I sure wish we could see a video of it somewhere!
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I just can't see her speaking at all, that's the problem I have with her. She has no oratory skills whatsoever. The still photos of her standing behind the podium only make her 'appear' like a speaker. I'd like to hear what she had to say straight out of her beak, too. I took a public speaking course in college years ago and boy did that wake me up to how long a minute really is (which is forever). I can't for the life of me think of what she'd talk about for even five minutes if she couldn't talk about herself and how hard her life has been. She has NOTHING in common with mothers of challenged, sick or disabled children.

Tucker's Mom said...

So, Kate fusses about how much her kids have planned for her for Mom's Day, but I think what really went down is that Kate prompted (read badgered) them to celebrate on Sat. because they'd be getting the hell out of dodge and to Jon's for their Bday with him. I bet they could not wait and would otherwise be preoccupied with getting ready to spend time with him, instead of worrying about what they'd make Kate for breakfast.
Although, I'm betting that fell on Mady or orchestrate.
Why, of why not just say "we're celebrating a day early this year so the kids can enjoy celebrating their 8th birthday with their father. They're very excited!"
That is just not in her nature, the scorpion that she is. No, she'd rather let you think it's just the 9 of them and she's the single mom.
My bet right now? She's out of town. No way, no how, in hell, is Kate going to be at the compound by herself on Mother's Day proper. She's going to travel, spend and otherwise distract herself.
I truly believe that's the main root of why she travels far, far from home for any old reason. I really don't think she knows how to rebuild and find purpose, meaning, direction, true and attainable goas and happiness in her life. Maslow's triangle and all. She's stunted in her development and as others have said; somewhere in her teens.
Real growth at this point, soooooo far after the divorce, would be something like: "I'll miss my kids on Mother's Day, but I'm going to curl up and read a good book, maybe make some homemade stock/braise all day/can food, and watch the Jersylicious marathon on tv."
That requires stillness, quiet, and no external distraction and she is just not anywhere comfortable enough in her own skin to do it.*
In that way, I really do feel for her and wish she'd examine her life. What was it Socrates said?
Ah, yes... "The unexamined life is not worth living..."
*nb- I went through a divorce a bit earlier in life than Kate and can relate to the manic energy that comes from not knowing how to focus and redefine your life. Go, go, go! Distract! Move! Shiny balls!! I get it, but the manic pursuit of filling up every minute of your lonely, painful life can not last for long. The crash will come and hopefully, you sit your ass down and talk to someone about turning the page and getting back on your life's true path.

Jumping In said...

I want to be a fly on the wall if she goes to lunch with these poor people. I would like to think someone would be pissed off enough to ask her why she decided not to go. What can Kate say?

"Sorry, not enough of you to admire me, I need a minimum of 100 adoring fans"

"It said in print I could cancel for any reason, geez you people should read!"

"No, I'm not paying to be with you on this cruise, this thing only works one way, YOU pay to be with me, I'm buying you lunch and that's it!"

"Once I realized how friggin' hot and humid the Caribbean in August I knew my hair would frizz and I just couldn't do that to Jason, sorry!"

The very idea of her throwing them this bone is pathetic!

PatK said...

Kate tweets that she's having her first official pool party/barbeque with an old high school friend and her three daughters.

So why is she tweeting??? Attend to your guests, Kate!

barbee said...

she already said she did the breakfast in bed thingy this morning.
BREAKING NEWS...
she is doing a pool party as we read with an old friend from highschool and her 3 daughters. rather odd time of day in the kind of weather there is at this time of day this time of year. Hope her own sick kids are not doing the 'polar bear dip' again tonight.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

Why, of why not just say "we're celebrating a day early this year so the kids can enjoy celebrating their 8th birthday with their father. They're very excited!"
That is just not in her nature, the scorpion that she is. No, she'd rather let you think it's just the 9 of them and she's the single mom.
My bet right now? She's ou

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Exactly. She cannot admit Jon is a good father because she is petrified that will somehow make her look like a bad mother. Newsflash, Kate. They are not related to each other. You can have a good father and a bad mother, or the other way around, or two good parents or two bad parents.

What she doesn't understand is simply admitting once in awhile that the kids are thrilled to see Jon and were happy to do Mother's Day a day early and had a great time both with her AND with him this weekend--would actually make her look gracious and non-competitive and supportive. It would reflect well on her, not poorly.

Westcoaster said...

Look, look, Kate has a friend, and while in the middle of entertaining her and her children, she's tweeting about it. Life is indeed an episode, and if you don't twat about it, never happened. Roll of eyes.

NJGal51 said...

I think the bottom line on the cancellation is that Alice Travel guaranteed Kate X # of $$$ if Kate got X # of fans to book. Kate couldn't deliver the bookings so Alice Travel wouldn't pay Kate what she thought she should be paid hence the mutual agreement to cancel. Kate doesn't do anything for free or for a lower amount of money. I can totally see her going on another cruise though because she had her mind set on it.

I agree with Preesi @170 and don't really see CA in Kate's future (although I'd
love to see it).

As I said earlier I think she may be the new "face" of R&R marathons (possibly with the kids). There's an R&R event coming up in PA in early September and that would be the perfect launch. She would be the liaison with local TV and wouldn't even have to run and could travel the country/globe for her "work". Z list all the way.

I got my Mother's Day card from my son with the traditional $1 in it. It's a family joke that goes back to when he was little and I'd be very disappointed if I didn't get that buck! Happy Mother's Day to all!

Katie Cry-duh said...

Speaking of malaprop, an adorable young lady i met got into a fantastic university and she credits her college essay with gaining her admission to her dream school. The essay asked her to identify a word that describes her and explain why. She used the word "malapropic" and explained in a self-deprecating and charming fashion what a spaz she is. They loved it and told her so, along with, "You're in"

Anonymous said...

Eh, I wouldn't count her out of Celebrity Apprentice. Trump might personally hate her and everything she stands for, but, at the end of the day, he's a businessman. If he thinks that she'll bring in the viewers, he'll extend the offer. Fortunately, I think he can find much better celebs who will bring more viewers with fewer on-set issues.

C (Is for cookie)

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

I like the careful wording. She doesn't say she has the kids, just her and her friend's kids. I don't think she has these kids but would she ever admit it, of course not.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

UGH I remember polar bear swims from summer camp. It was a swim activity at like 6 in the morning. You were supposed to rotate activities so everyone had to do it at some point.

I was such a skinny kid that cold water was just downright painful. I cried to get out of it. LOL, what a stupid activity.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

I wouldn't count her out of Celebrity Apprentice either. It's always business before personal for the Donald. I think Trump would even have Rosie ODonnel on his show if she would be willing to do it.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

Oh and also Trump even if he doesn't like you will have you on his show anyway then humiliate you. That's how he rolls and I dig it.

Tucker's Mom said...

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said... 184
I like the careful wording. She doesn't say she has the kids, just her and her friend's kids. I don't think she has these kids but would she ever admit it, of course not.
******
It's the wording, silly!
"our" = we 9 officially live here, so if I say "our", I'm not misleading you in any way when the fact is that it's just me because the kids are with Jon.
This is getting too easy.
Next!

LoveMyGrandsons said...

I agree Admin, I don't think she has the kids. I also don't believe she has an old high school friend and her 3 kids over. If this were true, she would have mentioned it when blogging/tweeting about her plans this weekend. Since she never mentioned it, did this "friend" just stop by unexpectedly and Kate turned it into a pool party and barbeque? I think not. Also, when Kate occaissionally mentions friends, she has never mentioned keeping in touch with an old friend from high school.

I hate to be so cynical, but she is the one that has made her life public and tweets anything and everything on Twitter. Therefore, knowing her past, I can question her honesty, and I just don't believe her.

Katie Cry-duh said...

Oh Kate why is it so hard to believe that you have even one friend? If indeed someone is really truly physically there with you, I hope the stopped off at mcdonalds beforehand so as not to go hungry.

Do you think that birthday cake was so small because it was meant to only feed the girls? Snerk

Localyocul said...

Pants On Fire said... 145
I am thinking back to the photo of the tups blowing out their birthday candles on their 5th birthday. This was the bouncy-house, rabbit-out-of-a-hat magician, pinata-whacking extravaganza held at the time the shit hit the fan in the Gosselin marriage.

Fast forward to the photo of the tups blowing out their birthday candle on their 8th birthday. While I believe that this little homemade cake and low-key celebration is a more emotionally healthy way to go, the extreme contrast between the former Hollywood productions for their birthdays and this year's bargain basement party could very well leave the tups feeling like they have somehow failed. Like they are less than worthy of a fantastic celebration now.

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Ain't that the truth! Not only that, I youtubed the 5th and the 6th bday and Kate looks completely different. That's the year she transformed. I freezed framed her talking on the couch the next year, and it's not just the hair. Her face does look longer like she had a chin implant. And it' also the expression! Cool as a bitch, hoity toity I'm better than you expression. Oh plus you can totally tell the boobs are bigger.

Once a Viewer said...

I won't believe Kate is having a party with a FRIEND until I see a tweetie pic!

LoveMyGrandsons said...

Also, if you are going down "memory lane" with an "old friend", why do you need to tweet during this reunion to twitter strangers?

A Mouse Today said...

"...she is doing a pool party as we read with an old friend from highschool and her 3 daughters. rather odd time of day in the kind of weather there is at this time of day this time of year. Hope her own sick kids are not doing the 'polar bear dip' again tonight."

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SE PA Weather report here. It was warm enough today for a barbecue. It was okay for a dip in the pool (high 70s), and if the pool is heated, they should have been fine. In fact, I was outside gardening and got a nice sunburn on my arms and neck. I didn't realize how warm and strong the sun's rays were this afternoon.

Sick kids, however, are another story. Mine don't go swimming when they've been sick, regardless of how warm it is.

Scared Sheepless said...

I want to be a fly on the wall if she goes to lunch with these poor people. I would like to think someone would be pissed off enough to ask her why she decided not to go. What can Kate say?

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"CJ scares the hell out of me."

Mrs. Malaprop said...

OT: Have any of you ever heard of geocaching? I just learned about it this week, and my son and I went out today and found our first cache. It was so fun! Basically you create a free account at geocaching.com, enter your zip code or address, and you get a list of all the caches hidden in your area. You're given GPS coordinates, and using your phone or other GPS unit you locate the cache. Each cache has a log for finders to sign, and sometimes there are little trinkets and such in it as well. Many have a rule that if you take something then leave something of equal or greater value. So my son and I went to an OLD cemetery just 1.5 miles from our house. There was a Civil War veteran buried there and just a few other headstones. The cache was hidden in a hollow tree. I think we've found a new family hobby! Kate could do this with her kids, and it's free other than the gas to get there. Nah - she'd never go for it.

"The end of an error." Ha! That Spelling Mansion was so over. the. top. Her massive doll collection was just weird. Some people have money to burn I guess.

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