Thursday, June 28, 2012

Guilty: Former Jon and Kate Plus 8 editor registers as sex offender and will serve four years probation


Bill Blankinship, who worked on the production side of Jon and Kate Plus 8 for at least 23 episodes, now shows up on North Carolina's sex offender registry, which shows he was convicted and registered last April, and will serve 48 months of probation. He was convicted of sexual exploitation of a minor in the second degree.



Now that a reality t.v. crew member is a registered sex offender, will this finally wake parents and viewers up to the dangers of turning your child over for public consumption in the name of the almighty dollar?

A large bust in North Carolina last October included the arrest of William Johnson Blankinship, credited by TLC as Bill Blankinship, who is listed as a writer, editor and on-line editor for Jon and Kate Plus 8 from 2007-2009 and an on-line editor for Kate Plus 8 from 2010-2011. Blankinship also worked on 19 Kids and Counting, Sister Wives and Table for 12, three other TLC shows about children.

According to authorities, "Operation Spyglass" resulted in the arrest of 24 men over five months on felony charges ranging from the possession and distribution of child pornography to indecent liberties with a minor. Several of the men will be charged with felonies and could face prison time.

Last year, Jon confirmed he met Blankinship several times during filming of the show. He said he was "freaked out" to learn of the arrest.

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angie said...

how nice one of the crew has his picture in the post office. wonder how much of the G8 he had sent out to other peds? What a perfect job for these sickies and for Kate & Jon to provide the boys on potty chairs, in showers, baths, sad.

Summerwind said...

Guess this means he won't be working on Toddlers & Tiaras.

It does make you wonder, though, how many of these freaks are employed by reality television and deal with kids on a regular basis, and even the suits are clueless. It's time to clean house.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

I think it's sad but the world we live in necessitates that we have a healthy suspicion of those who are so desirous to work with or around kids all the time.

Background checks are an obvious first start, but what about regular assessments by psychologists? A psychologist thought ages ago that Sandusky had pedophile tendencies. There also should be a way to prevent any copying or taking of film footage.

To me it should have been a red flag that this guy always sought out jobs on shows about kids. Most editors will have a mix of a variety of different programs to make a well rounded resume.

A Pink Straight Jacket For Kate said...

Good!

Dwindle said...

I would be sick over the thought of this guy oggling and sharing film of my naked children. But Kate doesnt care, because she got her paycheck and limo rides out of it. Let's see... what other reason doesnt Kate care...

They were only babies and toddlers and it didnt matter.

I had no choice, because I needed milk for my babies that I never buy.

It's all Jon's fault.

Blankenship never oggled film of my naked kids, because he was like a daddy to 'us' and LUUUVVVED us! Maybe some other kids, but not MIIINNNNEE!!!!

Hey, it made me money and that is what I birthed them thar yungins' fer.

I control the time/space continum and if I ignore, it never will have happened.

OOOOH! Maybe I can sue now! Maybe there is more money and a media tour in it for meeee!!!! Kids, go get in the tub while I get Steve and the camera, we will need fresh footage for my new interviews!

A Pink Straight Jacket For Kate said...

Ugh. What a very embarrassing criminal oversight by TLC/Discovery.

Dwindle said...

I didnt want this new thread to be without our good wishes for our fellow posters who are stuggling with ill loved ones. I know amy2 and Bluebird are more settled right now, but good thoughts continue to go out to all of you. BorderCollie, sending you a hug...

fidosmommy said...

Hey Kate, have you heard of him NOW?

This is one of the people you blame for making you look like a mean, hateful person with their selective editing. Oh, yeah, and one of the guys who saw your 6 youngest kids in their skivvies and less.

KAT said...

If you think that Kate even slightly cares about this....think again. She will take any and all chances with those kids just so she can have money and fame. She will ignore this like everything else. It means nothing to her while on her mission for a T.V. show and a big fat paycheck.If he was picked to edit any show of hers again I know that she would not hesitate to let him have access to her kids on film. Hard to imagine but would be true....such a sicko...Kate, not the sex offender

Let's throw tomatoes said...

48 months probation? Is that it ? Wow no wonder these wackos are not afraid of getting caught!

Still I remember this radio personality guy in the Bay Area , I think his name was Bernie Ward, was doing the same thing and he was sent to prison! Maybe I'm wrong because the media really doesn't like to report the whole story but I still think law makers need to send a stronger message to these guys that there will be a heavy price to pay for doing this to children!

Jon and Kate will blame TLC but they were the ones who picked up their naked babies and made sure the camera got a good view! Disgusting parents!!!!!!!!

DebbieDowner4 said...

I hope it was worth it, Jon and Kate

You both sold your souls, and your kids' hope of a normal life, for "fame"....well, now you have fame. Does it help you sleep at night knowing that there are (most likely) hundreds of images of your CHILDREN, half dressed or completely undressed, floating around the internet or in the hands of pedophiles.

Kate has stated that she "never heard" of this guy. If by any chance Jon files a lawsuit, you can bet that Kate will suddenly remember who he is.

KAT said...

Dwindle....So funny...I laughed out loud. THAT WAS meant to be funny...right???!! HA....

AuntieAnn said...

Yeah, I'd like to know Kate's thoughts on this NOW too, but that would put in her in yet another pickle. Best to pretend this kind of thing doesn't exist, right Kate?



That guy's photo is giving me the creeps.

Moma Czeski said...

Trash TLC. That shows you what type of company it is no background checks, no references to all former employers before working with children.

How many children in that house of horrors of K & J complained about being filmed? All the time, the boys especially did not like being filmed and cried so much all the time, didn't they? What was happening to them little guys in the house of horrors by that man? Oh my God, have mercy on the souls of the parents. Kate your scuzzy, greedy, not a real mother but a low life piece of trash. If your children were ruined by that man may you enjoy your stay in Hell. Is that what this new book is about? What you allowed to have happen Kate? You weren't home, a babysitter was and Jon was pretending to work, I remember that. Oh you terrible woman, you didn't protect your children. How could you do that to them, how could you do that to them? Oh God be mercyful to these children as they grow older and know and learn what you did to them.

JoannaNY said...

Blankenship never oggled film of my naked kids, because he was like a daddy to 'us' and LUUUVVVED us! Maybe some other kids, but not MIIINNNNEE!!!!
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Right. The same way the much loved and trusted Sandusky was a daddy to the boys he mentored.

Anonymous said...

Glad that someone alerted you to this. I saw it on The Grapevine last night. The more people that know, the better.

Hoosier Girl said...

I remember when this first broke and Kate tweeted something like 'never heard of him' and went right on tweeting her tweeties.

I would have been in the fetal position on the phone with law enforcement, Jon and a family therapist. Not Kate. Brush it off, let it go.

That was really my first glimpse at how incredibly sick she is.

TJ said...

.....and Kate and Jon so far have no public reaction to this? on the other hand what could they possibly say?

Hoosier Girl said...

Dwindle said... 5

And that was the second sickest thing! Kate's 'fans' maaing that he was never in physical contact with the kids?! WHAT!? They wouldn't even acknowledge the 'film editing' position the pedophile had.

Ex Nurse said...

Just saw an opinion poll in US magazine June 21st issue, asking if readers believe that the G kids miss the cameras. 83% said "No". That means that 83% know that she is a liar.

Admin--time to start moving that fork down!

Let's throw tomatoes said...

Auntie Ann he also gives me the creeps! Is it just me or does he have a tan?
Where has this guy been, in Hawaii ??
Or maybe since he's family to Kate they both have membership to the same tanning booth ! She absolutely has no shame or regrets I'm sure!!

Ex Nurse said...

Fidosmommy said...This is one of the people you blame for making you look like a mean, hateful person with their selective editing. Oh, yeah, and one of the guys who saw your 6 youngest kids in their skivvies and less
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For at least one season, the G's were filmed 24 hours a day. I remember her saying that the cameras were everywhere except for their bedrooms and the twins. I think Paul Peterson commented on this, too. So, he had access to the tups during all phases of dressing, bathing and undressing.

Interesting that this is the new topic. I just returned from the park where I noticed a guy lying lying in the grass watching a kids wading pool. He was way back, so he wasn't supervising anyone. gave me the creeps.

Anonymous said...

To think that this guy worked as an editor is enough to make me throw up. Who knows just what he had that didn't make the show and what he did with it? Still it was the parents who made whatever he got his hands on available to the public, for a price of course.

Four years PROBATION?? That doesn't seem like enough 'punishment' considering he has been convicted of sexual exploitation of a MINOR, whatever the "degree".

bm

angie said...

This guy has to be part 1 of whatever else is out there in that book that is prevented from publication. Both Jon & Kate had to be questioned by the FBI over this guy and all of the ring of 24? K & J crossed State lines with those kids while they were being filmed. Of course they would edit on spot of where the filming is being done, that is what they do on location of movies, the editor asks for additional material while putting together a movie. So Daddy Blankenship traveled with them, how many kids did he hold on his lap?
Kate you are one sick puppy. Waving the American Flags they accrued along the way? Stolen while walking to a parade? I want this woman to sit on the witness stand, on camera, and let us hear what she did, why she did it and how she lied to everyone especially her children. She should be made to vomit up the truth if she is capable.

Anonymous said...

Odd that this conviction was registered two months ago and no word from the Gosselins. She has just continued to have fun with her tweeter fans - all sorts of YAY.

bm

Kristine said...

"Operation Creepy" is more like it. We've already had this TLC Perv on our radar. The Learning Channel? I mean, really! Insufferable Auntie Anne, where are you now?

-AND-

For Permanent Name

Carried over from the other thread... I love what you wrote about our loved ones. Very kind and inspirational. I have always put my family first. I just chose to care for my Parkinson's stricken father-in-law-- versus taking a very cush high-paying Telecom job here in L.A. And, I'll love every minute of it. (NO POOL.)

I've taken on very few different (and amusing) Handles in my time... on the Blogs where I have lurked. I hope this new I.D. is not too over the top, or "Extremist" (as Gosselin Book, RH says- also my father's initals).

XO!

-Greedy Kreidy

Tamara said...

Bluebird, sorry if this has already been asked and answered, or if you feel it is too personal feel free to ignore, what is the baby's name? Good thoughts to all here :)

Marie said...

Memories, memories, memories. Honestly, can't this twit live in the moment...at all?

You know one day she might wake up and realize all those "memories" are just that. I mean I know making memories is a good thing but it's all she talks about, that and traditions. It's so rigid.

Kate, go to a dictionary and look up the word spontaneous. Not every "memory" you happy to make in the process of living in the moment needs to be planned out, thought ahead, decided upon, etc.

Memories shouldn't be something you just go down the list and check off one by one like you do a 'cleaning to do this,' they are things that happen randomly in no action order, sometimes things that weren't even meant to happen at all but they do.

The more you try and contain a memory and make sure every detail, every dress, every occasion or ever last ice cream sprinkle or whatever is perfect I think the more you run the risk of being so wrapped up in capturing a memory as perfect...could it be by the time you step back all you'll have is a nice neat little scrapbook of dates, places and faces but that you won't have any "Oh remember..." type stories that just randomly come to your mind when you look back on that?

I think it's sort of sad. I think back to Kate trying to get that 'perfect' October-fall photograph of the kids in the pumpkin patch and about how Kate obsessed over how their hats all had to be just so or all the kids had to be looking at the picture, to make it her perfect 'memory.' What are those kids going to remember when they look back at pictures? 'Mommy fussed at us because I spilled ice cream on myself, or my hat wasn't right or we were, etc,' and that will be sad.

You cannot make life perfect no matter how hard you want to try and make it look. That's not living it's structuring and in a way it's just weird and so controlling.

She hired TLC because she felt they could capture better, perfect memories in photographs and film for her, why? Aside from free stuff, trips and all that junk maybe is because then someone else would make her imperfect reality perfect as she saw fit. I either call it lazy or controlling to not have that.

Those kids said it themselves, 'We have the episode,' I didn't her those kids say, 'We remember, or I remember,' No it was, 'We have the episode,' Life is not meant to be lived in episodes you plan something, film it then watch it. If you live like that...

What are you truly going to miss when you open that scrapbook? Are you going to sit there and marvel at the perfection or are you going to have a funny story or whatever to go with it, Kate? I wonder.

Tamara said...

I hope the KIDS file a lawsuit. Not Yon or Khate.

gotyournumberKate said...

Kate blocked me on Twitter. I never once tweeted Kate. I never retweeted anything negative about her and I didn't follow or have any followers who tweeted negative things to her. The only thing I did have on it was a Happy Father's Day message to Jon. Does she go on to Jon's tweets and block anyone who tweeted nice things to him? It appears so. What a bitter, bitter woman. If you're reading here you dumb bitch, I just opened a new account. How stupid can she get?

Kristine said...

Is "Greedy Kreidy" taken yet?

'Cause I wanna use it!

Kate's Angry Beaver was laid to rest- years ago.

aggiemom09121416 said...

What does this mean exactly "He was convicted of sexual exploitation of a minor in the second degree.'

I don't even know what to think about this whole thing (this guy working on the jk8 show).

I don't know what kind of access he had to the kid's footage, so it just leads to speculation.
But we DO know what their parents did, and for the most part, what Kate did.
So if I am thinking that this guy 'entertained himself' with this footage, he didn't have any direct contact with the kids....
their mother had plenty of contact with these kids, and most of it negative, be it neglect, indifference, spanking, ridiculing, laughing at their misfortunes, making them work in one of the worst heat waves on record, denying them water, etc etc., then that is something that directly affects the kids, therefore, I'd have to say what Kate did to her kids is worse than that horrible person handling the footage in a dark room. Again, I don't know what he did with the footage, but Kate had a direct, in-your-face daily exploitation of her own children.

(I hope my thoughts come across. Frankly (hate to use the word 'honestly', Kate's just ruined that word, lol) I just don't know what to think.

There was a case today in GA, I think, about a young mother that was arrested and left her two yr old locked in his filthy room, half starved and covered in waste. Cases like this hit the news for a day, then are replaced by the next one, and then fade from memory. In the case of the G kids, it can't fade...Kate keeps twitter hot with her daily child exploitation. It's sickening.
I'm just completely disgusted.

Kristine said...

At the risk of being an over-poster, My Mom & Dad warned my sisters and me about people like this. As a child, I pointed out several neighbors that all turned out to be 'Family Creepers', each with questionable records. I also grew up near the McMartin pre-K kids. They are a few years younger, but so many weird pervies in the South Bay. Don't go on their local pervo.com site!

anger issues kate said...

We already know kates reaction is to say/avoid, not talking about it, just like when it was announced. At least Jon said something, then. Kate brushed it off. I would have been out-raged! I see Kate is on twitter silence again.

Dwindle said...

Well, since Kate didnt know his name, and he was never in physical contact with the kids, that must mean he NEVAH went through the film of the naked children. Because you apparently MUST be in PHYSICAL CONTACT with the kids in order to view, zoom, cut and SELL the film footage their parents provided you.

Oh and ONLY if the gestational carrier has HEARD of the pervert. Otherwise, he does NOT oggle at your children's naked body parts, zoom cut copy paste and sell the film of them.

And let's face it, if it were even a possiblity, all Katie Irene has to do is flap her hand and it all goes byebye to nevahnevah land. And it wasnt KATE's body parts so what does it matter. Unless of course there is a media tour in it for her! Cue the crumpled tissue and eye dabbing *here*.

Kate Doesn't Rate said...

Sad times we're living in, pedophiles given probation, people who can't afford health insurance to be "taxed." The world has gone to the dogs.

anger issues kate said...

Here's a thought: perhaps, Kate was paid off, by TLC. For nothing Kate has not talked, mentioned, or expressed very little emotion to learning this guy was a pedofile. Jon was out-raged. Kate was not. Now, Kate seems to have come into money, she is not cryin poor, anymore. Buying things, surely CC can't be paying her that much, for her to be living high on the hog. Jon certainly is not paying that much CS, for Kate & kids to live on?Afford, that expensive private school etc? I think TLC settle out of court to avoid court and national scandal, possible finding of pics of the G8, on the child porn net. Hush money. Kate would take it. Don't know if Jon would take any money settlement.

ncgirl said...

"Does she go on to Jon's tweets and block anyone who tweeted nice things to him?"

She did block a fan who tweeted to Jon. Was it Gypsi?

She's back to tweeting. Fawing over the Irvins and hoping for another visit to her second favorite place. Some "friend" invited her to the Hamptons. Will the kids get a beach vacation after all? Kate will probably go when they're with Jon.

Mommy said...

Kate Doesn't Rate, the "tax" would only apply to people who CAN afford to purchase health insurance but choose not to. Not only that, but it's a minimal amount and probably not enforceable anyway. Just wanted to perhaps ease your mind...

Summerwind said...

Tamara said... 26

I hope the KIDS file a lawsuit. Not Yon or Khate.

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I believe that for the kids to file a lawsuit, a Guardian Ad Litem must be appointed, otherwise, they'd have to wait until they are 18 (and the statute of limitation would be in effect). Somehow I can't see Kate agreeing to appoint a guardian or act as one, especially since she claims that she never heard of this guy. Would she suddenly have an epiphany and remember him? I think she would just want the whole thing to go away.

aggiemom09121416 said...

Guess I should reiterate that I certainly don't give this guy a pass in ANY way...I don't know exactly what kind of evidence they had against this guy, don't know what the charge he was found guilty of means, but I DO know how their own parents exploited them.
In no way think I am not sickened by what this guy did.
Sometimes...you know what? I am just up to my eyeballs in disgust, it's just everywhere. kids getting raped, abused, neglected, abandoned, exploited.
I guess I feel, that since this guy didn't have any DIRECT contact with the kiddos, to a degree what their parents did was worse..because they are supposed to be their protectors against all harm...and they are the ones that inflicted it.

I am just sickened by all of it. By child abusers, by child murderers, all of them. I watched all of the Casey Anthony trial, and when she was found innocent I literally wept.

For the G kids, this is never going to end. EVER.

Eva said...

I remember right after the Kate +8 ended, Kate was on national TV saying how the crew was like family and how much the kids loved and missed them. Even said they had come to visit and had babysit for her. I found that weird then. I also remember when the show started back up and the kids were being chased by grown men who were carrying the kids riding around their necks. one of the Lil girls said on the couch 'his neck was all sweaty on her legs. That was strange to me that these poor kids had adult men for playmates.

Kate has tweeted just in the last couple weeks her kids miss the Crew. She said when she told them they were having surprise guests coming. That Asden guessed the CREW. I don't think she has given it a second thought that a pedophile was looking at film of her children half naked or just doesn't care. It bothers me to just image that a pedophile was around those kids.

NJGal51 said...

Kate will only acknowledge this if it means publicity for her and she can make the rounds of the talk shows playing the victim. Dab at her eye while she "dry cries" and quotes, word for word, what many of us have said in this thread. She doesn't know how to care of it doesn't directly affect her.

He didn't have any direct contact with my kids but HE DID MAKE MEEEEEEE LOOK BAD WITH HIS EDITING!

chefsummer said...

They should put him and Sandusky in the same cell since their both animals.

chefsummer said...

Yuck more horrible news.


http://abcnews.go.com/US/jerry-sandusky-receive-state-pension-checks-prison/story?id=16673186#.T-0vKbVfEVQ

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

I guess I feel, that since this guy didn't have any DIRECT contact with the kiddos, to a degree what their parents did was worse..because they are supposed to be their protectors against all harm...and they are the ones that inflicted it.

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The guy had DIRECT access to hundreds of hours of footage, a great deal of it is naked footage. The sheeple and Kate brushed this off as this guy had no direct contact with the kids. To me that doesn't matter. It doesn't make pedophilia any less atrocious. Those kids are still victims. For a long time now society has recognized that all children are victims of child pornography even if they never know about it.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

Aggie, here's the definition of sexual exploitation of a minor in the second degree in North Carolina:

§ 14-190.17. Second degree sexual exploitation of a minor.
(a) Offense. – A person commits the offense of second degree sexual exploitation of a minor if, knowing the character or content of the material, he:
(1) Records, photographs, films, develops, or duplicates material that contains a visual representation of a minor engaged in sexual activity; or
(2) Distributes, transports, exhibits, receives, sells, purchases, exchanges, or solicits material that contains a visual representation of a minor engaged in sexual activity.

So there had to be actual sexual activity depicted, and he was somehow either distributing it making it or just viewing it himself.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

If Bill Blankinship was just in his editing bay alone and never had contact with the kids, why did Jon meet him "several times" and not Kate? Does anyone really believe Kate would allow Jon, the same guy she had a choke hold on, to go do something with the show editors without HER present. And if Kate and Jon or at least Jon met him several times, where were the kids?

I firmly believe Kate knew this guy too and is flat out lying. And I also think there's a good chance he met the kids and certainly had access to lots of naked footage.

aggiemom09121416 said...

The guy had DIRECT access to hundreds of hours of footage, a great deal of it is naked footage. The sheeple and Kate brushed this off as this guy had no direct contact with the kids. To me that doesn't matter. It doesn't make pedophilia any less atrocious. Those kids are still victims. For a long time now society has recognized that all children are victims of child pornography even if they never know about it.
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Yes, I agree. I guess I am just so disgusted at the moment, I don't even know what to think anymore.
Thanks (I think) for explaining what this guy was charged with.
It's all so horrible I can't wrap my mind around it.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

Hoosier, that's when I knew without a doubt that Kate was seriously mentally ill--a screw loose. And that Jon was just, well, "normal." Say what you like about Jon but he's not mentally ill. He was "freaked out", horrified, was looking into suing. As any NORMAL person would react. Kate? The first thing she does is make sure SHE isn't connected to the situation--i.e. I didn't know him.

Hey Kate, I didn't know the unibomber either but doesn't make me any less shocked or appalled.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

That's another thing I didn't understand about the fans, their lack of outrage. I thought if there was anything we could come together on it would be this. We can't just all for one day agree that this is awful and something must be done???

I know a lot of them had kids. Let's pretend they have some footage of bath time or whatever, would they be okay with a pedophile seeing that even if they never even met said pedophile? I mean are they really that incapable of putting themselves in the same shoes and realizing how sick it was?

Bird Watcher said...

Say what you like about Jon but he's not mentally ill.

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You're right. This makes it so much worse - he doesn't even have an excuse for his child exploiting.

Aren't all the birds done hatching their eggs? It's almost July.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

Mental illness isn't an excuse for child exploiting. Huh?

AuntieAnn said...

(Bringing this over from the last thread)

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said... 184

What's troubling is I get the sense she knows full well the thoughts this guy probably had about her kids, she just doesn't CARE. I find this attitude far more sick than a mother just being in simple denial someone ever really thought unpure thoughts about your kids.

In this case denial is better than not giving a crap.
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Bringing this over from the last thread.

OMG you could be right. This is a mom who doesn't want to hear from her kids when she's away from them on one of her must-have-a-break vacations unless there is something wrong. Who does that?

Uh Hello Kate. One ringy-dingy.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

Bird Watcher I'm not trying to be "bitchy" I just don't understand your comment. Let me say it this way: I don't understand your comment please explain. I had no idea you're a "new poster" nor do I care either way. A good tip if you are a new poster is don't accuse others of being bitchy your second post in. You will probably be welcomed easier that way.

Disgusted said...

anger issues kate said... 37

"Here's a thought: perhaps, Kate was paid off, by TLC"

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I think you're on to something here, anger. It certainly makes sense to me and also explains why Kate doesn't appear worried about paying that massive tuition bill. Maybe that was the settlement...TLC agreed to pay the kids' tuition for some specified amount of time.

franky said...

seriously?..lindsy thong...madonma lourdes cone bra..matt and amne.


I get these stories without cable..sheesh...no cable,inyernet or home phone...sheesh..40 bucks for basic cable antemna mrans crap is still in my house

dd arrives in france in 3 hrs...gave up techno for her.. het s t still funnnels through


Shesh gonna be like khate and that other pooie chick..light candles and save money like those amish-like folk..like u knw

again so glad to be north of the border
.yes $nookie..this would be northern mexico

Ex Nurse said...

This is a widely reported quote from a leaked tape of a phone conversation between Jon and Michael Lohan (November 2009): "'I Put My Kids Out There To Every Pedophile And They Never Got Paid For It". Sounds like Jon and Kate were aware of this issue over 2 years ago.

Att the time, it sounded like he was angry that they weren't compensated enough for the amount of access TLC had to the kids. in the context of knowing about a specific pedophile that worked on their show, it now sounds like it was an awkwardly worded exclamation.

Let's throw tomatoes said...

Kate once said( and this was after that Blankinship guy) if they,her haters, had been given the opportunity to do the show they would have done it! PERIOD!!!

To her everything that she has gone through, what her children have sacrificed, the destruction of her marriage , the loss of her extended family, loss of friends,
to be one of the most hated woman in America , being a joke of a mother, a liar to her handful of fans and on and on is all worth it!!
For her to have that house, all the material things, to be on T.V. To have met people in the entertainment industry, the traveling, being on covers of magazines.
She knows that she can't act,sing or dance, that she would be a plain Jane small town nobody if she hadn't sold out her children!
Would she do it again?? Hell yea!!

Not TLC's Fault said...

Moma Czeski said... 14
Trash TLC. That shows you what type of company it is no background checks, no references to all former employers before working with children.

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How do you know whether not a background check was conducted? Even if one were done, if he had not been arrested before then a background check wouldn't have made any difference. And sorry, but a reference check would be highly, highly unlikely to identify this problem. I've never seen a reference that reads "Always on time, excellent with clients but we think he may be a pedophile." I really don't see how TLC can be faulted for this.

mama mia said...

I think we all saw footage of those children that gave us pause at how easily they could be sexually abused by production staff and babysitters. Kate is an absentee mother. She has no qualms about being shown footage of her kids that was taken without her knowledge. I used to get anxious seeing the little ones on a different floor of the house alone with the crew while she blathered on from her kitchen about hard life was. And there were far too many bathroom episodes with neither parent around during the filming that made me show up on these blogs to protest this show. So it matters not to me whether this editor was in the room with the kids or not, the precedent is set, pedophiles do target vulnerable children and these kids are definitely at the mercy of strangers.

Stewmama said...

I hope that those babysitters that where in charge of the kids during filming feel ashamed for allowing the kids to be seen naked. I remember being outraged when I saw the babysitters taking the kids baths and bringing them out of the bathroom naked and dressing them on the beds. The scene being shown had the private areas blurred. This happened while Jon and Kate were out eating dinner. Those babysitters need to be held accountable as well for being stupid enough to put children in harms way. I really hope they feel disgusted and have learned that is not a good thing to do.

Tucker's Mom said...

I control the time/space continum and if I ignore, it never will have happened.
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Dwindle, that's exactly what Kate thinks. It doesn't exist. Kate's blithely blowing it off, "never met him" "who? what?" made me ill. But hey, if there's a whisper in the air that she's had her face lifted or boobies done, it all "Where's Billy Bush?! I need to set the record straight!".
At least Jon acknowledged this horrible scary situation and responded appropriately.
Kate will never, ever, not even her dying breath, admit that it was wrong to allow the crew unfettered access to the kids and capture them undressed, nude, defecating, urinating and vomiting.
She is providing for her kids and how dare anyone question her methods.

Tucker's Mom said...

amy2, Bluebird and BorderCollie, I've been catching up here and want you to know that I thank you for sharing with us here and I'm praying for you and your families.
God Bless.

Laurie said...

I really don't know much about the situation and I don't want to stick up for TLC but Not TLC's Fault @60 does have a point. Unless required (by law) to perform a more detailed background check, most companies only have a National Agency Check run for the background investigation. If he had no priors the check probably would have come back clean.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

I don't know I do think that TLC should be doing background checks on those working around kids or working with footage of kids. We're not talking about regular jobs, we're talking about jobs with kids, and in almost every job with kids these days you get background checks. Even if those background checks turn up nothing. I forgot what studio it was, I think Paramount, but had they done a background check on one of their employees it would have turned up a KIDNAPPING charge. This was last year.

Another problem is that TLC outsourced everything to this Figure 8 company and washed their hands of who they were employing. To me that's like outsourcing your daycare program. Okay fine, but you better know who they are employing.

Maybe nothing would have come up for this guy but I think it is very concerning that they didn't even care to look.

Dmasy said...

Tucker's Mom said in part, "...Kate will never, ever, not even her dying breath, admit that it was wrong..."

I don't believe that Kate is the kind of person who will EVER admit she has done something wrong. From her choice of hair color to the authorship of a book or flag cake, she will hold firm.

She is incapable of examining her own behavior. She is incapable of accepting help and advice.

She needs to believe that she is RIGHT...in deed, action, thought and emotion. She needs to believe with a tyrannical force that is probably the reason she makes so many rules. Forcing others to follow her "laws of life" (Which are often inconsistent.) assures her that she is in control -- the RIGHT way.

Has to be difficult to live with her.

Bluebird said...

To everyone sending me your prayers here is a little update. I had thought yesterday all tubes were removed but her IV was taken out this morning and she is now out of the neonatal unit and in a crib in my daughter's hospital room. She is breastfeeding and her heartrate is normal. I'm hoping that if all goes well they should both be home tomorrow. My grandsons here cannot contain their impatience, I'm trying to keep them amused and busy as much as possible, they wear me out. I hate to admit it, but when Dad comes home at night, I retreat to my mother-in-law suite and relish my alone time, as I'm all tuckered out (geez, I sound like Kate). Again thank you Permanent Name for easing my mind.

Tamara, the baby's name is Malielle. I had never heard this before but my DD and SIL (who are both quebeckers wanted a French sounding name). It took a while for me to get used to, but now the name just flows easily from my lips. I have only seen pictures, and cannot wait to hold her in my arms.

Amy2 one day all that you do for others will be paid back to you threefold. Your heart is in the right place.

Border Collie, as my Mom would have said, "Chin up, there are better times ahead".

Out of all the film that was taken of Kate's children, I cannot believe that she did not feel her skin crawl at times. How can a mother turn such a blind eye on what is going on around her children. She does not have a maternal bone in her body. One day she'll have to face the music, be it here on earth or judgement day. When that time comes, she'll be on her own.

franky, sorry to hear of your abuse, I feel for you. I know you will never forget, but I pray your pain will subside.

Tucker's Mom said...

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said... 50
Hoosier, that's when I knew without a doubt that Kate was seriously mentally ill--a screw loose. And that Jon was just, well, "normal." Say what you like about Jon but he's not mentally ill. He was "freaked out"
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Kate is missing the mom "chip". Seriously. I think once I saw her connect to a child with genuine warmth. It was when she walked into the kids' room after she had the tummy tuck and the little girl looked at her with googly eyes. It was adorable. Other than that, I don't see any joy in her when she interacts with the kids.
I think Kate has acted to protect the kids physically, but only sometimes. The fact that she uses the kids as her reason for having her bodyguard, not *her* bodyguard, yet leaves them in that isolated house and travels thousands of miles away without placing some sort of security there and just leaves a nanny is really f'ed up.
Protecting the kids from invasion of privacy and protecting their image are not even on Kate's radar.

Laurie said...

Admin @66 - I agree that TLC should be doing intense background checks on those that work with children. They outsourced to Figure 8 and probably accepted whatever Figure 8 provided (if anything) in the way of background information. Unfortunately they're only going to do as little or as much as the law requires. Maybe this will spur new and stronger laws that will really protect children. Anyone, ANYONE, who has access to this type of thing needs an indepth background check not just the minimum that's required by law.

A Pink Straight Jacket For Kate said...

That's great news, Bluebird :o)

Before you know it, baby Malielle will be home in her crib.

Continued blessings to Malielle, and her family.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

I'd also like to see policies that prevent any copying or stealing of footage for personal use. And perhaps editing bays with at least two editors in there, open door policies, all that kind of thing that keeps things very open and transparent, an environment where you couldn't use the footage for personal gratification even if you wanted to. This kind of thing is done all the time when people work with kids. Many employers have policies where you are never to be alone with kids, always two adults around, no closed doors, etc.

The image of this guy in a dark editing bay by himself with all this footage creeps me out.

A Pink Straight Jacket For Kate said...

Blecch.

Blankinship's mugshot gives me the heebie jeebie creepies.

[shudder]

Tucker's Mom said...

The image of this guy in a dark editing bay by himself with all this footage creeps me out.
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Yes, typing with one hand.... *shiver*

Moose Mania said...

The image of this guy in a dark editing bay by himself with all this footage creeps me out.

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This guy's picture at the top of the thread is creeping me out. If ever there was a stereotypical pedophile, this one is it.

Tucker's Mom said...

I wonder if Jon and Kate were ever contacted by the authorities as part of this investigation, and if there's any proof out there that this creep viewed the Gosselin kids' undressed and naked footage. We know beyond a shadow of a doubt that there is footage of their exposed genitalia and that editors have seen it many, many times.
The reason that I wonder is that I think it could help efforts by people such as Rep. Murt and Paul Peterson, and aid in and urgently expedite enacting legislation that protects unconsenting children while filming Reality TV shows.
Laws need to be in place that provide a set teacher/advocate that protects the children from filming too long, too late, too early, retakes, in bathrooms, in bedrooms, dressing, undressing, naked, peeing, pooping, vomiting, getting sea sick and oh, here's an idea, thinks of what the kids will need for the PRE PLANNED story arc ahead of time so that they don't have to put on stinky crew clothes when they puke on their own.

Moose Mania said...

Tamara, the baby's name is Malielle. I had never heard this before but my DD and SIL (who are both quebeckers wanted a French sounding name). It took a while for me to get used to, but now the name just flows easily from my lips. I have only seen pictures, and cannot wait to hold her in my arms.

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Congratulations and such good news on the baby's health! Is it pronounced Ma-Lay?

AuntieAnn said...

Pedophiles or no pedophiles, in the very first place the parents shouldn't have allowed camera crews anywhere near their children when they were bathing, dressing/undressing or on the potty. It should have been a no-brainer that that was OFF LIMITS. PERIOD. I can't believe it didn't cross their minds.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

The link to all the episodes he worked on is in the post, at least some of them had naked footage. It's not like there was a production team of 50 editors working on this. Most episodes show one or two editors per show. It's a safe bet he had direct access.

Plus where is all the footage stored? At Figure 8 offices where he would also have direct access? Probably.

Blue Angel said...

angie said... 24
This guy has to be part 1 of whatever else is out there in that book that is prevented from publication. Both Jon & Kate had to be questioned by the FBI over this guy and all of the ring of 24? K & J crossed State lines with those kids while they were being filmed. Of course they would edit on spot of where the filming is being done, that is what they do on location of movies, the editor asks for additional material while putting together a movie. So Daddy Blankenship traveled with them, how many kids did he hold on his lap?

What if Blankenship WAS in the field? What if Blankenship DID have DIRECT ACCESS to the kids during filming? Perhaps this is what TLC and the Gosselins are trying to cover up.

NJGal51 said...

I don't think that allot of people (Kate, sheeple, I'm talking about you) realize that HE was the one with access to ALL the footage. HE was the one sitting there looking and deciding what to blur out. I too am creped out by what he had access to and just YUCK! I know that it's just speculation that Kate took a payoff to remain quiet on the subject, and if this is true, there are no words to describe her. A parent should be outraged over just the thought of this individual (or anyone) having access to that type of footage of their kids. Confidently agreements? They don't extend to not speaking up about a crime. What price fame? I guess with Kate everything does have a price.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

The piece of the puzzle that doesn't make sense to me is Jon saying he met Blankinship many times and Kate saying she didn't know him. His production offices were in North Carolina, were they having production meetings Jon was a part of? Or did Jon just swing by to meet the people working on his show?

It makes no sense to me whatsoever that Jon would be part of production meetings or meet and greet gatherings without Kate right at his side. She just wouldn't let it happen.

I suppose she didn't know him could be Kate speak for I don't remember him therefore I didn't "know" him but then that just makes her look like a fool for not paying attention to the people working with naked footage of her children.

Bluebird said...

Thank you Moose Mania. Malielle is pronounced Ma (like in mad)-Lee-ell.

Tucker's Mom I can't imagine the authorities NOT contacing Jon and Kate also. They had to investigate and I'm sure all kinds of questions were asked. But knowing Kate she probably lied her way out of any kind of responsibility. You know as I do that she can be very convincing and knows exactly how to word her answers. I find it despicable that this pedophile only got 4 years probation.

chefsummer said...

TLC could have done back ground check but most sick freaks like.

Bill Blankinship can stay under the radar like Sandusky and other monsters like them.

People like them are very skilled at lying and manipulation.

JudyK said...

Bluebird: Tamara, the baby's name is Malielle.
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What an exquisite name! So happy all has worked out, and the baby is healthy. :)

Moose Mania said...

Bluebird said... 83

Thank you Moose Mania. Malielle is pronounced Ma (like in mad)-Lee-ell.

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Thanks, Bluebird. What a pretty name. The reason I asked was that there ia a singer Mireille Mathieu (French) and her name is pronounced MA-Ray (silent l's).

Luke's Mom said...

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said... 82
The piece of the puzzle that doesn't make sense to me is Jon saying he met Blankinship many times and Kate saying she didn't know him. ...

I suppose she didn't know him could be Kate speak for I don't remember him therefore I didn't "know" him but then that just makes her look like a fool for not paying attention to the people working with naked footage of her children.
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Kate lies so much and the truth gets so twisted when she speaks -

In Kate's mind she never met a man named Bill Blankinship. She only met a man called "Mr. Editor/Writer". So she can lie and twist her warped truth.

Jon, on the other hand, always addressed those working with him by their name not some childish Mr. This or That Man.

This post just infuriates me so much! I don't know any loving, caring, protective MOM that would NOT be outraged by this and demanding answers about what involvement this man had with her kids film footage, especially knowing the kids were filmed naked so many times.

But then again, I don't know any mom who would have used and sold her kids lives, privacy, and intimate moments in order to make money and become rich and famous.

Kate is so PATHETIC and the crazy fans that still follow her are very sad and pathetic too that they are not outraged also!

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

Their love of Kate has blinded them so much that they refuse to be a part of normal societal norms like being outraged to hear about a pedophile working on this show. It's not about protecting the kids, it's about making sure their queen doesn't bear any responsibility. This is true fan worship.

Tucker's Mom said...

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said... 79
The link to all the episodes he worked on is in the post, at least some of them had naked footage. It's not like there was a production team of 50 editors working on this. Most episodes show one or two editors per show. It's a safe bet he had direct access.

Plus where is all the footage stored? At Figure 8 offices where he would also have direct access? Probably.
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It just fails to compute why this smoking gun does not expose the dangers of filming children in questionable situation. I mean, the dots are connected here. Film naked kids and expose their images to pedophiles.
People (besides us) should be outraged and demand reform.
C'mon Kate Coyne and HollyBaby, THIS is a story!

Let's throw tomatoes said...

Not TLCs Fault:
I agree and I disagree! Even if they checked his background it would have come back clean. So they wouldn't have known. Now his record will come back dirty!

Where it is TLCs fault they allowed the fame hungry parents to share their naked babies with TLCs cameras and that material was sent to Blankinship! What he did with that film only he knows! So TLC allowed the producer to get material for this guy!

But TLC never would have been able to do that if THE MONEY HUNGRY PARENTS had not sacrificed their naked babies to TLC cameras!!!

So the bottom line is yes TLC is at fault but those horrible incompetent selfish parents exposed (allegedly ) their naked babies to child porn!

More then disgusting!! And now she spends her time trying to get her fame back!!!!

Michelle said...

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said... 88
Their love of Kate has blinded them so much that they refuse to be a part of normal societal norms like being outraged to hear about a pedophile working on this show. It's not about protecting the kids, it's about making sure their queen doesn't bear any responsibility. This is true fan worship.
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The psychology of the uberfans has me fascinated. We've pretty much figured Kate out, but the fans have me baffled. I'd love to know more about what makes them tick and why.

AuntieAnn said...

This is true fan worship.
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Then they are as sick as she is because they continue to kiss her ass and hang on to her every word.

Talk about a scam artist. Everywhere she went she was lauded as the prime example of motherhood, meanwhile back at the editing bay some perv was getting off on her kids because supermom of eight didn't care enough about them to guard their privacy. Even after she finds out about this guy she can't even feign outrage. Her sheeple can have her.

TJ said...

This is totally off topic but I just watched The View and they had on Bobby Benson who was a famous young actor in the seventies...and his long time wife Karla Devito (she sang with Meatloaf) They have been steadily and happily working away at wonderful things for most of their life...raised their kids and just seem to be down to earth, sensible people...just wanted to pass it on to all of you for some reason...I think it's been their total focus on living the best life they can regardless of the media and the attention that makes me so respectful of them...

Luke's Mom said...

After all the stories that have come out about Sandusky and what he did to so many innocent boys who were in their teens, it does make me wonder what might/could have happened to the Gkids who were only toddlers and so often left alone with the TLC crew or "Dads" as Kate calls them.

It also makes me wonder what we may hear years from now when the Gkids come to terms with what happened to them during all the times Kate left them alone with the crew "dads" if something did happen?

Don't get me wrong, I would hate that something did happen to them but we all know the opportunity was there. And we all know that Kate relied on TLC to take care of them during filming.

Does Kate even think about this possibility?

It just makes me sick to think this and I am not their mom.

TJ said...

Robby Benson...to clarify the name...look him up, he's had a really humble and interesting career..

wayward said...

Tucker's Mom said... 69 Kate is missing the mom "chip". Seriously. I think once I saw her connect to a child with genuine warmth. It was when she walked into the kids' room after she had the tummy tuck and the little girl looked at her with googly eyes. It was adorable. Other than that, I don't see any joy in her when she interacts with the kids.

I think Kate has acted to protect the kids physically, but only sometimes. The fact that she uses the kids as her reason for having her bodyguard, not *her* bodyguard, yet leaves them in that isolated house and travels thousands of miles away without placing some sort of security there and just leaves a nanny is really f'ed up.
Protecting the kids from invasion of privacy and protecting their image are not even on Kate's radar.
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You are so right, Tucker's Mom. Admitting and expanding on Blankenship's association with the show didn't fit with her continued yearning and persistence to exploit the kids some more on TV. So she said "huh? Never heard of him." End of story. She banished it from her brain like she does with everything else she doesn't want to hear and doesn't want to deal with. Her arrogance, her delusions of grandeur, her smug refusal to accept and take responsibility for her actions, which caused the State of PA to intervene several times on her children's behalf- because she refused to- is unconscionable.

We've all talked about what is going to happen when those kids hit the teen years, I for one am scared to death. What is she going to do if one of them gets brought home by the police for whatever? Block them on twitter? What is she going to do when (god forbid) a daughter tells her she is pregnant? Say "huh? never heard of you." Right now, the kids are at an easy age to control and to order around. As soon as they hit the teen years, she will refuse to deal with the ongoing schoolwork issues, hanging out with their friends and the troubles teens often find themselves in. She will ship them off to Jon and I'd stake my life on it. Narcissists will and can not deal with dissention. They are not happy with a successful, happy child, they want *perfection* multiple scholarship offers, 4.0+ GPA. They mercilessly badger the child into their idea of perfection and drive that child right over to the dark side. The parent throws up their hands, tells everyone about "all they did for that kid" and starts looking into military school to send the imperfect child away. Then they start badgering the next sibling into perfection. True story, and the failed 'perfect child' mentioned above is on his 2nd felony.

There's been some grumbling lately from people who say about how the same Kate stuff keeps being rehashed a million times. That might be true. Kate reads here, we know this because she often addresses topics on twatter right after we've discussed it here. I love snark as much as the next person, probably even more. But if we're really here for the kids, then we're going to need say things over & over again so their mother may finally get it. If we can at least get her thinking about getting in touch with reality, that's a step in the right direction.

chefsummer said...

Don't most normal parents do back ground checks on the people that watch their kids?

Kate and Jon should have done their own personal back ground checks.

Audible Click said...

If I could go off topic for a moment. Google recommends articles to me and after I read this and watched the video I thought of the G kids in the pool. Please click the link for "Drowning Doesn't Look Like Drowning". I read it and realized just how much I didn't know about the signs of drowning.

http://mariovittone.com/2010/05/154/

Moose Mania said...

It's not about protecting the kids, it's about making sure their queen doesn't bear any responsibility. This is true fan worship.

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Right. But they believe her when she says that she's never heard of him (Kate never lies) so in their twisted way of thinking, then she had nothing to do with any of this. They aren't capable of any logical thinking that would lead them to conclude that the parents put these kids in the situation (potty training, naked) that would afford him the opportunity to indulge in his sick obsession. She's off the hook because she trusted production that everything they did was on the up and up.

Is it just me, or did anyone else notice that Kate never seemed to bother with these kids when traveling? She just walked ahead, whether it was in the airport, amusement park, or whatever, trusting her entourage to look out for them? Regardless of how many people were helping me, I would have constantly been counting, making sure that nobody had wandered off. She never seemed concerned with this...just went about doing her thing for the film crew while the safety of her children was the responsibility of other people.

I don't have as many kids as Kate, but when we are away, I am constantly counting, making sure I know where everyone is at all times. Sometimes when I fall asleep at night, I'm not counting sheep, but I'm still counting kids!

Tucker's Mom said...

The psychology of the uberfans has me fascinated. We've pretty much figured Kate out, but the fans have me baffled. I'd love to know more about what makes them tick and why.
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I believe it's because Kate chose not to reduce and had 6 kids, 8 all together. Anyone can feel for a stressed Mom (now with Kate, we're talking pre millions). That right there allows Kate to do no wrong and she gets a lifetime pass. Her fans support using the kids for money. There's just no convincing them it's wrong. They buy the BS that "hey, they have college and food and mortgages and and and.... to pay for!" Who am I to question??
It's like the patient who agrees to participate in a medical study and is told straight up that they will either get the real pill, or the placebo, and they nor the doctor will know. Well, they all think they're getting the real pill because the doctor does no harm. Period. It's beyond thinking that if you're sick, a doctor won't treat you the best he can.
It's why evidence that pedophiles abuse children is right there, but people choose to ignore it because the perp is in a position of high esteem, such as a priest or an assistant football coach in what is probably the most powerful college franchise in the country.

LaLaLandNoMore said...

Kate wants us to believe that nothing negative "sticks" to her. We all know better. We've seen too many episodes. She is a "greedy grifter", nothing more.

Dwindle said...

Michelle said... 91
The psychology of the uberfans has me fascinated. We've pretty much figured Kate out, but the fans have me baffled. I'd love to know more about what makes them tick and why

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I think it's the lowest common denominator. They too are miserable women, miserable with their husbands who never read their minds quite well enough, miserable with their children and their families, in general just very angry dissatisfied people.

They look at Kate, who gave birth twice ("HEY! Even *I* can spew out babies!") and they look at the life of physical products she has surrounding her. Not only that, but because of her 'exhaustednishess', she APPEARS to have carte blanche when treating human beings as dirt beneath her feet. They feel very entitled to this behavior too, as their very rage and anger at their own lives is tiring them also. This all plays into their psyche as very angry people, and Kate gives them permission. They see Kate doing not one single thing other than giving birth twice, and now she actually GETS PAID MONEY for abusing her annoying children, family, husband, strangers, employeees.

They found the lowest common denominator in Kate, including her uneducated low-class manner of speaking and tramping, and they have elevated their cultural spokeswoman to hero status. Any threat to Kate's bitchiness, her entitled way of living and behaving, threatens their own cocooning in their self imposed rage at their own lots in life.

If Kate EVER has to be accountable for her rage-borne actions and attitude, then they will too and no one wants that. Anger and rage are very powerful emotions, they blot out most other emotions and they can be very comforting to live with once one has made peace with it.

Even the pedophillia, which has touched the childrens' lives, is of little concern. It wasnt film and photos of Kate HERSELF, after all. Merely her possesions.

Mel said...

I bet Mrs. Tractor Shop Owner was really impressed with Kate trying to impress the men in the shop.

bearswife said...

Sorry if this has been asked already (catching up here) but what was TLC's official statement regarding this? have they made one? or are they acting like it didn't happen?

Summerwind said...

If I were Kate, I'd be worried out of my mind that someone has footage of my children. We've seen them in various stages of undress, on the potty, so who knows what clips are out there that didn't make it to the final cut. She never seemed concerned about that, did she? Her only response was that she didn't know who he was, so therefore, nothing ever happened and why worry about it.

Where is that film now?

Mel said...

I need to run down to the hardware store for a part for my chipper. It's gonna take a while cuz I gotta go get my 'ho outfit on and do my make-up and hair.

wayward said...

Mel said... 106
I need to run down to the hardware store for a part for my chipper. It's gonna take a while cuz I gotta go get my 'ho outfit on and do my make-up and hair.
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I'm headed to the plumbing supply store (water heater issues) and I just can't decide whether to wear the 3" or the 4" heels. I already have full makeup on and no ponytail today, I'm rockin' the big hair! I'll check back in later today to give the tally of how many Mr. HVAC mans were swooning ;)

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

I really can't remember if tlc released a statement but Figure 8 did. I forgot this he was contracted. So how do you protect the kids you are making shows about if you just contract everything? Reckless. Also Jon met him several times so he DID meet the "talent".

"Bill Blankinship was employed by Serious Robots, with whom Figure 8 Films subcontract for editing services," the statement said. "At no time was this man ever in the field or in direct contact with any of the talent for any of our productions."

Amy2 said...

Wayward, excellent post.

Kate is obsessed with looking young. When the kids are in their teens its their turn to act, feel, be young; not Kates. How will she react when people are looking at how lovely the kids look at teens and Kate is in her 40's. All the plastic surgery will start to sag and she will look old, beyond her years. Having youthful kids and looking old herself is not what Kate wants. She wants the Fountain of Youth forever. Wonder how the kids will react when Mommy continues to try to be a teen when she's in her 40's.

chefsummer said...

Kate can call her self a good mother all she wants doesn't make it true.

Not know the type of people that are around your kids all day long doesn't sound like a good mother to me.

koopdedoo said...

TJ # 93

Robby Benson was/is fabulous. I remember first seeing him in the mid-seventies in "Death Be Not Proud", then a few years later he was Nick the hockey player in "Ice Castles", and the voice of The Beast in Disney's "Beauty & the Beast".

I remember he never seemed impressed with Hollywood, or the accolades that were heaped upon him...he seemed almost embarrassed by the fuss.

JoyinVirginia said...

Bluebird, so happy about the update! Get plenty of rest, you have not had any help so you must be more exhaustedish than Ms Kreider.
News flash: nds Kreider is still boring.

AuntieAnn said...

Hey guys! 'Lazy day' w/ my kids... Definition: Working together2get things done while having fun followed by possible fri pm movie night!:) about an hour ago

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"possible" eh? Meaning that if you don't think they've done enough things for you the offer is withdrawn? Or if they didn't smile and make like they were having "fun" getting things done the movie date is cancelled? And what is lazy day work? Another day barking orders from the lawn chair? What ARE you saying when you twitter your gibberish?

BTW where are your little minions today anyway?

Once a Viewer said...

TJ said... 95

Robby Benson...to clarify the name...look him up, he's had a really humble and interesting career..
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OT:
I adore Robby Benson! I loved him as a kid because he was so darned cute, but now really admire him (and his wife) for choosing a lifestyle away from Hollywood and putting family first. He was the voice of the Beast( to make his kids proud) in the Disney version of Beauty and the Beast, plus directed Ellen Show and Friends as an adult, has a singing and photography career, had 3 open heart surgeries and does talks on that, has written a book...and has amazing blue eyes!!

Thanks for reminding me. He shows how to combine talents with family values.Hope to find the YouTube of the interview you saw.


Also OT: 'Carolyn Applebee' from I Love Lucy has died, age 92. Now there's a great show, still relevant and hilarious.

AMD said...

Interesting article about "difficult" mothers which include narcissists.
http://www2.macleans.ca/2012/06/21/angry-moms-will-never-grow-up/

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

This is an off the wall suggestion and perhaps totally inefficient but how about a rotating schedule of shows for production to work on so that you're not always assigned to the kiddie show. That way less incentive to use it as an avenue for your jollies because you won't spent long on it before they rotate you out.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

By the way I bet that four year probation and plead guilty thing was a settlement deal. Sounds just like one. A trial would have gotten press and would take much longer. The state got him registered as a sex offender so they were happy.

PatK said...

Amy2 said... 109
Wayward, excellent post.

Kate is obsessed with looking young. When the kids are in their teens its their turn to act, feel, be young; not Kates. How will she react when people are looking at how lovely the kids look at teens and Kate is in her 40's. All the plastic surgery will start to sag and she will look old, beyond her years. Having youthful kids and looking old herself is not what Kate wants. She wants the Fountain of Youth forever. Wonder how the kids will react when Mommy continues to try to be a teen when she's in her 40's.


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I'd bet the farm that Kate will always have money set aside for plastic surgery in the future to maintain a youthful appearance. No way is she going to grow older gracefully and without a little cosmetic help.

A Pink Straight Jacket For Kate said...

Once a Viewer said... 114
TJ said... 95

Robby Benson...to clarify the name...look him up, he's had a really humble and interesting career..
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OT:
I adore Robby Benson! I loved him as a kid because he was so darned cute, but now really admire him (and his wife) for choosing a lifestyle away from Hollywood and putting family first. He was the voice of the Beast( to make his kids proud) in the Disney version of Beauty and the Beast, plus directed Ellen Show and Friends as an adult, has a singing and photography career, had 3 open heart surgeries and does talks on that, has written a book...and has amazing blue eyes!!

Thanks for reminding me. He shows how to combine talents with family values.Hope to find the YouTube of the interview you saw.


Also OT: 'Carolyn Applebee' from I Love Lucy has died, age 92. Now there's a great show, still relevant and hilarious.

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Oh boy, do I remember Robby Benson!

His face was always plastered in my teen magazines :o) What a talented (and beautiful)
actor.

I remember the first time I saw him was in the t.v. movie, "Death Be Not Proud". I was deeply affected by his performance.

On the flipside, I'm so happy to hear that he is still happily married to Karla DeVito (Meatloaf's duet singer in "Paradise By The Dashboard Light").

Robby's parents did a good job raising him.

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Awwwwwwwwwwwww... Doris Singleton (Carolyn Applebee) passed on? How sad. May her dear soul
rest in peace.

Summerwind said...

"Bill Blankinship was employed by Serious Robots, with whom Figure 8 Films subcontract for editing services," the statement said. "At no time was this man ever in the field or in direct contact with any of the talent for any of our productions."


So this is their way to alleviate any of the parents' fears? Good to know he wasn't in contact with the children, but the fact remains that he had access to the film and who knows what he did with it -- how many other pedos saw it? That alone should make every parent whose children are involved in any kind of production concerned about who has access to "edit" these films and make sure that NOTHING is filmed that could be a pedo's dream.

fidosmommy said...

Everyone here remembering dear, kind Aunt Jodi?
Loved her! Anyway, I have vivid memories of all the Gosselin kids being at her house one day and it was potty break time for one of the children. Jodi took that child to the restroom, SHUT THE DOOR as a clear statement that no cameras were going into that bathroom.
The child was way too young to go in alone, and Aunt Jodi was determined to do this little job
with respect for the child. Good for Jodi.

I guess I don't know why TLC even needed us to see Jodi taking a child to the potty. Seems they could have edited that out altogether. What was the point? We all know kiddies need to use the restroom when they are potty training. Why even film such a private thing?

fidosmommy said...

Also OT: 'Carolyn Applebee' from I Love Lucy has died, age 92. Now there's a great show, still relevant and hilarious.


I LOVE Lucy. Carolyn was a scream, too, in a very refined way. I remember when Lucy went over to the Applebee's apartment, Carolyn picked up Little Ricky sideways......her Little Stevie was such a "little darling!" and quite photogenic, if I recall.

Did you see pictures of Doris from 2011 and 2012? Unbelievable. She looked wonderful!

KAT said...

I wonder if he was caught with any gosselin footage? Would the authorities ever disclose that?

Katie Kuerig said...

I agree with you guys that he just looks like what a pedophile would look like. Remember when Mady was in the basement rolling around on the floor? From the perspective of a child, she was behaving like any other child that age does. Did this freakshow have access to these shots? If I were Kate it is thoughts like this that would make me a basket case. How many child porno sites has he passed it around to? How many perverts now have it in their possession?

All for the desire for the almighty dollar and fame. Hope her famous "determination" allows her to sleep at night considering what she has done to her kids. Her determination allows her to just shut off completely whatever she chooses. Disgusting.

AuntieAnn said...

Pedophiles can't be rehabilitated can they? A lot of good probabtion does. He'll find another source for his kiddie jollies.

And IIRC Kate had a nanny at one time who had a criminal record. Way to go Kate.

Carezee said...

Did anyone happen to catch Kathy on Bravo TV last night? She had on Jane Fonda, Sharon Osbourne and Lisa Ling. Lisa Ling talked about how she did not like reality stars because they have no talent and think they should get paid for this and don't feel the need to get another job. The other ladies agreed stating how they had to learn there craft and worked hard etc and basically have talent. This show I don't remember word for word how it was said.

Also on Watch What Happens Live also on Bravo Katie Couric was on and was asked what kind of stories was she less than thrilled to do and is now ashamed to have done. She said she is not into stories of mothers giving birth to lots of kids. Andy said like octomoms and she said like sextuplets. Very telling don't you think?

Summerwind said...

Kate and Jon should have done their own personal back ground checks.

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Was there anything in this guy's history that would have alerted anyone about his pedophilia? So many of these creeps have a clean record and have gotten away with it, so even if a check would have been done, perhaps nothing would have shown up. It would be next to impossible for the "talent" to do a background check. It would mean that the network would have to turn over every person who in any way would be involved in producing, editing, filming these shows. This, of course, would be a mega-load of people.

chefsummer said...

AuntieAnn said... 113
Hey guys! 'Lazy day' w/ my kids... Definition: Working together2get things done while having fun followed by possible fri pm movie night!:) about an hour ago
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I"ll tell you what Kate means.

Hey guys! 'Lazy day' w/ my kids
-"I didn't do anything all day today"-Kate

Definition: Working together2get things done while having fun followed
-"I told the kids what to do while pretending it was a fun game"-Kate

Possible fri pm movie night!:)
-"I'm going to have a movie night so at home so I don't have to take them to a real one or anywhere.-Kate

Moose Mania said...

And IIRC Kate had a nanny at one time who had a criminal record. Way to go Kate.

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Kate has her own history of racking up speeding tickets (and that old rumor of a hit and run), parking in fire lanes, so I guess the nanny's alleged shoplifting record really didn't bother her.

Dwindle said...

wayward said... 107
Mel said... 106
I need to run down to the hardware store for a part for my chipper. It's gonna take a while cuz I gotta go get my 'ho outfit on and do my make-up and hair.
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I'm headed to the plumbing supply store (water heater issues) and I just can't decide whether to wear the 3" or the 4" heels. I already have full makeup on and no ponytail today, I'm rockin' the big hair! I'll check back in later today to give the tally of how many Mr. HVAC mans were swooning ;)
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HA! You girls are so mediocre! I have Mr Plumbing Boys HERE at my beck and call today! Three count em THREE Sewer Boys and Mr Drain Men!

I put on the FULL compliment of make up, including false eyelashes and my hot red lipstick! Put on my pearls, and my clear acrylic stripper heals! I am rockin' a 4inch tight micro mini with fishnets, and my girls are spillin' out the top of my teeny tiny ultra-sheer tube top. I tromped up to the dollar store and bought a dozen marked down cookies which I proudly offered to the 3 Mr PlumberPeople! I am cackling and laughing for them and showing them how funny I am as I supervise their every move and tell them to hurry hurry as I am muchtoobusyandexhausted for their disgusting selves to be in my basement!

It's a rough life, but if they just notice how much I slutted up for them, they wont bill me for the plumbing. Actually, I will have them bill my exhusband because I am entitled. We have only been divorced for 25 years and he never did live in this house, but this is all still HIS fault and these mediocre Mister Plumbing Guys darned well know it.

Actually if I flash a little nipslip at these guys, they will pay ME to do my plumbing! I OWN THE WORLLLLDDDDD!!!!!

Eck, these guys are disgusting and it will take me all weekend of non-stop sanitizing my basement to clean up after they leave. idonthavetimeforthisIamtoobusy!!!!

readerlady said...

I met Robby Benson once, many many moons ago. He was about 15 or 16 at the time and was appearing on the soap opera "Search For Tomorrow". A friend of mine was on the show and I went to the studio with her a couple of times. Robby was very poised for his age and very polite. My friend was impressed with his talent, too.

This is not meant to be an apologia or an excuse for anyone involved in this fiasco, but -- In all fairness to Jon, Kate, and TLC, who in their wildest imagination would think that their show would take off and become the phenomenon it did? Jon and Kate were young, inexperienced and naive. They didn't know what they were getting themselves into when they signed those early contracts and they were too trusting. TLC didn't, at first, know the gold mine they were falling into and were never concerned with protecting anyone's interests but their own anyway. When the show took off, Kate got a taste of fame and fortune, decided that this was her dream come true, and proceeded to ride roughshod over everyone to achieve "success". Jon was naive, passive, wildly in love with Kate -- at least at the beginning -- and to keep the peace, went along with her desires. Anyone who "didn't know how to help them" was ruthlessly eliminated from their lives, and I'm willing to bet that most of those people were the ones who objected to the way the kids were being exposed and treated on and off camera. Everyone has said that Kate lacks the "mothering chip", and I agree completely. It takes a selfish, cynical, obsessed individual to do what she has done to her kids, her husband, her friends, her family and, ironically, to herself. In the beginning, I don't think Jon knew the full extent to which the kids were being exposed because he was away from home 10 - 12 hours a day at work. Kate reassured him that it was okay in the name of the great god of "making memories" and he went along. The penny finally dropped for Jon, too late, but at least he saw the light. Kate never will, because she's so completely lacking in empathy and in common sense. So now we know that there was a predator intimately involved with the show. Whether or not he actually had physical contact with the kids is irrelevant. He has/had access to hundreds of hours of personal, embarrassing and exploitative film of them. God only knows what's been done with it. Jon is appropriately horrified and appalled. Kate is indifferent, because to acknowledge that there is an issue is to admit that she exposed those kids to danger. She doesn't have enough insight to arrive at that realization. In the meantime, TLC, using the successful template of J&K + 8, proceeded to exploit other families with other vulnerable children, with varying degrees of success. And so it continues. Eventually, Karma will catch up with all of them. I just hope I'm around to see it.

Sorry, didn't mean to preach a sermon. I'll climb down off my soapbox and slink back to my corner now.

Blowin' In The Wiind said...

OT somewhat...

A sheeple tweeted to Kate that her son's closest friend tried to commit suicide and is brain dead. The non-fans are giving her a hard time for putting it out on Twitter to Kate. She says it was on the news so it's okay.

I read a news story online about a couple whose son tried to commit suicide in jail and is brain dead, and they were denied access to see him in the hospital because of security concerns. I wonder if this is the same young man that the sheeple tweeted to Kate about.

It's such a sad story -- his parents were escorted out of the hospital. I can't imagine their frustration and pain.

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

Carezee said... 125
Did anyone happen to catch Kathy on Bravo TV last night? She had on Jane Fonda, Sharon Osbourne and Lisa Ling. Lisa Ling talked about how she did not like reality stars because they have no talent and think they should get paid for this and don't feel the need to get another job. The other ladies agreed stating how they had to learn there craft and worked hard etc and basically have talent. This show I don't remember word for word how it was said.

Also on Watch What Happens Live also on Bravo Katie Couric was on and was asked what kind of stories was she less than thrilled to do and is now ashamed to have done. She said she is not into stories of mothers giving birth to lots of kids. Andy said like octomoms and she said like sextuplets. Very telling don't you think?
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Kate Gosselin is SO done in the TV biz. LOL

Thanks for the info, Carezee.

aggiemom09121416 said...

If the G kids get all their chores done, they 'might' get a movie night. guess they'll be sitting on the tape again, looking for that 'famous' treat at the bottom of the popcorn.

lol, you guys getting all dolled up to go run errands, that's hilarious.

Kate, those guys at the tractor store could care less about your clown-car uterus and fake boobs. They have REAL women at home.
(she loves to perpetuate the dumb blonde persona by trying to be a tease, or saying 'cry yourself out of a ticket'...real classy, Kate.

Michelle said...

Carezee said... 125
Did anyone happen to catch Kathy on Bravo TV last night? She had on Jane Fonda, Sharon Osbourne and Lisa Ling. Lisa Ling talked about how she did not like reality stars because they have no talent and think they should get paid for this and don't feel the need to get another job. The other ladies agreed stating how they had to learn there craft and worked hard etc and basically have talent. This show I don't remember word for word how it was said.
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I remember Sandra Bernhard saying a few years ago that reality stars better bank their money like crazy because if you earn that kind of cash on no talent, the money won't keep coming in.

I'm not usually a Sandra Bernhard fan, but she was spot on with that comment.

angie said...

From the moment those babies were born, Kate did not care who the volunteers where that changed diapers, were in her house as long as she could sleep, drink coffe and not have to worry about them. She has continued this until this very day. She has never cared who was taking care of her children, how they were being taken care of. She has never been a hands on mother. I think Jon and Kate are both guilty of this. Jon got tired, so tired he just left. I know so much went on with both of them, but no one cared about those kids. That is why Kate didn't want her sister in law paid, because Kate had hired help, she didn't want her sister in law to look as though she was taken care of those kids. That money all belonged to Kate.

Kate is negligent and always has been. Only person important in that house is Kate. Jon, if he told the truth, would admit what he said at the time of the separation was true today, Kate is not a good mother and is a negligent mother.

When she went on her book tours, did she talk to each kid each night? Just so they could hear Mommy's voice? Nope. I doubt those kids even think of Kate as anything but the Gate Keeper.

Kate will go to wherever this weekend, as invited and the kids will be made to feel that they have a pool, so be greatful and shut up.

As for trying to figure out Kate's fans? My Lordie Bee, that is a zoo, isn't it?

Where is Gosselin Give Back? said...

I worked with sex offenders for years. No. Pedophiles cannot be fixed. Their sexual urge will always be towards children. That is just the way they are hardwired. I learned not to hate them because of their proclivity. I hated what they did to their victims but I also was aware they didn't ask to be that way.

barbee said...

Not to be nasty, but what talent does Sharon Osbourne have? Isn't she just the wife of Ozzie Osbourne who also was on a reality show? I do like her but think this is a little of pot/kettle/black.

Hoosier Girl said...

Summerwind said... 120

That was TLC's story and they are sticking to it.

I was on another site, and I'm not into the nitty gritty, as I only started following this once Kate got a Twitter account. But, anywho, I saw a name of someone I'd never heard of and went on to Google him.

I found posts on blogs (pre-Blankinship arrest) claiming that video was out there on the internet of some of the kids 'unblurred' nudity.

I know there are some of you who have followed this for a long time. Is this true?

Once a Viewer said...

fidosmommy said... 122

Also OT: 'Carolyn Applebee' from I Love Lucy has died, age 92. Now there's a great show, still relevant and hilarious.


I LOVE Lucy. Carolyn was a scream, too, in a very refined way.

Did you see pictures of Doris from 2011 and 2012? Unbelievable. She looked wonderful!
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Yes, she looked lovely. Seems many of the female actors from that generation were real 'ladies' and looked glamorous yet natural (within the norms of the day) Iloved the clothing form that time as well; Lucy''s outfits were so classy.

I would miss that show a lot if not for reruns which I guess have never really stopped. My kids love Lucy too!

Fave episodes: candy factory, Vita-meat-a-vegamin, Lucy as a showgirl with enormous headdress, locked in trunk, smuggling cheese, lonely on the boat to Europe, shady motel with those sproingy cheese sandwiches & trains making the beds jiggle, well, all of them!!

ncgirl said...

Seems like I remember another Kate twitter after the "don't know him" one. Something like "just because I don't talk about it doesn't mean nothing is being done". I think she got alot of flak and used that second twitter to cover her butt.

silimom said...

Off topic - Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes are getting a divorce and apparently she is suing for full legal custody and primary physical custody.

Any thoughts anyone?

Sherry Baby said...

kateplusmy8
My Joely is lying on the sofa near kitchen,quietly waiting 4dinner. Out of blue:'I really wanna go2 Paris 2c the Eiffel Tower!' Sweet boy!

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SOS! Anyone who will listen...it's grifting time again. Doesn't Kate have any French Connections who would gladly arrange an all-expense trip for her and the eight? Ask and you shall receive!

Border Collie said...

Dear Posters Who Are Keeping Those Of Us in Difficulty in Mind:

Thanks so very much. Took 7 hours to get the DH checked out of hospital & meds last night. Then took the man I hired to help out several hours a day back home. When I returned DH was trying to get up. Told him not to, but he kept it up till he fell on floor a little before midnight. I said fine, here's a pillow, cover, some water, flashlight, have a good night. Called paramedics this morning to lift him up. Caretaker is here right now. We are waiting for visiting nurse and find out about physical therapy. But he has just got to stop trying to get up. It ought to be perfectly apparent he can't do it. He actually moved more laying on the carpet than he's done in months. I think it gives him traction and he can scoot on his rear more. Nevertheless, he's got to stop this. Ok, just wanted to thank you fine posters, and it does mean a lot. You'll never know the good you've done for me.

Permanent Name said...

HA! Two birds with one stone:

kart twitted about a BOY and is grifting a trip to Paris......

Very clever, that girl... she's being economical in her words; her job with CC is paying off.

Think of all the effort she is saving by combining boy + Paris!

Fireworks said...

Excuse me, possible movie night? Like she can't decide if she will have enough energy left to insert a disc in the tv and turn it on? Too difficult to microwave some popcorn? Summer celebrations and memories are so abundant at the Kompound. And speaking of memories, exactly how many 4th of July parades did they attend? Traditions, my sweet a**.

angie said...

Guess Katie is looking for a marathon in Paris?

aggiemom09121416 said...

My Joely is lying on the sofa near kitchen,quietly waiting 4dinner. Out of blue:'I really wanna go2 Paris 2c the Eiffel Tower!' Sweet boy! 24 minutes ago
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1. She named one of the boys by name (nope, she doesn't read here, nope).
2. What in the crap does she ingrain in these kids? I have almost as many kids as she has, all are older than hers, and none of them at age 7 said something as stupid as this.
3. Kate, you have money. TAKE THEM to Paris, you twit.
4. Maybe she's grifting for an overseas trip?
5. Guess he's sweet cuz he is starting to whine about trips like his mommy??

Nudity? Genitalia? said...

I'm not sure I believe the Gkids were ever really left alone with the crew.
And when they were babies Jen was always with the crew it wasn't just men.
As much as we have seen I never recall seeing their genatalia. Maybe nude chests in the sprinkled but I surely don't remember lots of nudity.

Luke's Mom said...

To all the posters who mentioned Robby Benson and the movie Death Be Not Proud:

I too remember this movie. I was so young but I still can remember how I cried and fell in love with Robby Benson watching it. It is a movie that I would love to watch again today now as an adult and parent.

Thank you for mentioning him. I have always enjoyed watching him in films and TV. And what a voice he has!

I need to find the movie again now.

Betsy said...

Oh, I need some relief from this dreadful topic.

So back to vinegar... My beautiful black lab has bad allergies and very sensitive skin, and he can barely tolerate shampoos (even gentle ones, and he's allergic to oatmeal). I read online that a vinegar rinse is very soothing to the skin. So I hosed him down in the backyard and filled a bucket with cool water, adding about 1/2 c. of vinegar. I poured that all over him. He smelled a little "salady" at first, but now that he's dry, his coat is soft, fluffy, super shiny, and he smells pretty good! Wish I could figure out how to upload a photo of my gorgeous boy.

Tamara said...

Just because we only SAW nudity, bathroom time, or times where a child was alone with the crew doesn't mean that's all there was. There aren't literally hundreds of hours that were never seen, and Jon and Khate were gone from not just the house but the state, for a lot of them. Didn't they produce nearly 70 episodes in less than a year? Where is all that film? Especially all of that 24-7 bedroom film. Just wrong. And Khate is not the only one to blame. Jon was there too, and is their parent as well. He admits to meeting this guy but none of his 'dad' warning bells went off? Or did he just go along with whatever Khate wanted, like usual, no matter the kids.

Re law suit from the kids: didn't a boy, under 13, once legally divorce his parents?

Cruisin Just As Fast As She Can Now said...

miloandjack
@Kateplusmy8 So @TravelChannel....let's send the Gosselins & do a "Viva La France" ....Mom & 8 across Europe 2 prance! :)

Good gawd, Milo. Give it a rest. If you want to see the Gosselins gallivanting around Europe, then YOU send her the cash, check or money order. Don't forget to include Steve in your donation.

angie said...

Remember there aren't just background checks, checking licensing #s in the state a car is drivenm, but TLC has the $$$ for Face Recognition/Nat'l Fingerprinting and even much more far reaching checking.

Why would a family of 8 children not ask that if their show brought in big advertising bucks, then why wouldn't the contracted out employees be "checked" extensively. Because J & K are and were only interested in money, material possessions, trips, first class travel, clothes & Shoes and let us not forget all the plastic surgery both Kate & Jon got.

The bathroom should have been completely off limits, only clothed children filmed.

I will always be shocked that one of the little boys was in so much pain because of bowel impaction and Jon took the little guy out to a van and we could hear as Jon encouraged the little guy to push the fecal out with as Kate described it, "the plastic bag inverted like a glove" as she flipped through the furniture brochure. That totally disgusted me beyond words and I came to this web site and read it for years before commenting. Now, that I think back, I remember she never held a baby unless pushed into it. She never cared who changed the diapers, who those volunteers were, just because they were from Church means nothing, but Kate did not want to be a mother. Never did we see a picture after a month or so of a mother with 6 babies in her arms, never. The volunteers were the mothers.
She is horrible, miserable and so mean to everyone, I have no doubt about that.

JudyK said...

Kate Gosselin‏@Kateplusmy8

My Joely is lying on the sofa near kitchen,quietly waiting 4dinner. Out of blue:'I really wanna go2 Paris 2c the Eiffel Tower!' Sweet boy!
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In the process of having my entire house ripped up and all new flooring installed, beginning Monday, so I'm way behind on reading.

The above tweet is probably the final straw for me, at least for awhile. Kate has no shame, no conscience, no sense of appropriateness...her grifting is out of control. She's such a nobody, so classless, such a tool...I'm so over her.

I'd quit reading about her except for the smart, witty, real women (who actually care about others and who make a contribution to society in everyday ways beyond imagination) on this blog.

NJGal51 said...

Well Kate, if your little "Joely" wants to go to Paris to see the Eiffel Tower TAKE HIM! You've got the money and the time. I don't think anyone is going to be beating down your door to hand you first class tickets to Paris so this is going to have to be on your dime. You forgot to add that it's a dream of yours and is on your bucket list of places to go.

fade2black said...

barbee...138...Barbee, that was exactly my reaction. LOL Not only has Sharon established herself as on-air "talent" through their reality show, she's managed to shove her untalented daughter down our throats as well. Yes, definitely a pot meet kettle moment.

chefsummer said...

kateplusmy8

My Joely is lying on the sofa near kitchen,quietly waiting 4dinner. Out of blue:'I really wanna go2 Paris 2c the Eiffel Tower!' Sweet boy!

_____________________________

LOL

I have to give it to Kate she will use any avenue in getting something free.

Ex Nurse said...

I was at the Seattle Aquarium this afternoon, visiting a family member that is a volunteer. They have a large touch tank, stocked with sea stars, anemones, sea cucumbers and other Puget Sound critters that can be touched. I asked whether the creatures were rotated out of the touch tank--the answer was "no". In its natural habitat, sea anemones are often exposed on our beaches during low tide. When they are extended, they look like tubes with tendrils sticking out. If you touch one, it retracts into itself for protection. The anemones in the touch tank have lost that instinct and no longer retract when touched-it actually tried to attach to my finger. I think y'all can see where I!m going with this!

If a relatively simple form of life can lose its protective instinct in response to the stress of being continually poked and handled, what happens to reality show children who have their boundaries violated continuously--even in the privacy of their own home? It made me sad that, in the same aquarium, some creatures were able to live a life of relative normalcy, with all of their needs tended and protected from predators, while others had a life of constant stress. How must the Gosselin kids feel when they see their classmates and peers going on normal family vacations, playing on teams, pursuing interests and having a normal family life and they are forced to perform like trained monkeys for the Wicked Witch of the East, by doing things like crashing community events to run the last mile. It honestly breaks my heart to think about them...

Over In Berks said...

JudyK said, "The above tweet is probably the final straw for me, at least for awhile. Kate has no shame, no conscience, no sense of appropriateness...her grifting is out of control. She's such a nobody, so classless, such a tool...I'm so over her."

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I know exactly what you mean. This came out of the blue. I bet that she heard from her teenage sheeple who is in Paris, and figured she'd put it out there and see if anyone wants to bite and send her on a trip. I've never seen anything like this.

Tamara said, "Re law suit from the kids: didn't a boy, under 13, once legally divorce his parents?"

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That's an emancipation issue. Google PA Emancipation laws in PA.

Over In Berks said...

I'm not sure I believe the Gkids were ever really left alone with the crew.
And when they were babies Jen was always with the crew it wasn't just men.
As much as we have seen I never recall seeing their genatalia. Maybe nude chests in the sprinkled but I surely don't remember lots of nudity.

Jen was one of the production staff! It doesn't matter if it was all men or all women. They were left alone with the crew. There was one scene where one of the boys was shown with his bare behind exposed. I remember thinking at the time...did I see that? Jodi and Kevin testified that this was the case. They definitely were left alone with the crew. One of the boys was sitting on the potty, Kate turned the light out and closed the door and the child was filmed. In another episode, Kate was in the kitchen cleaning the refrigerator, Jon was outside and one of the boys was filmed upstairs in the bathroom. There was nobody there with him at the time.

chefsummer said...

miloandjack
@Kateplusmy8 So @TravelChannel....let's send the Gosselins & do a "Viva La France" ....Mom & 8 across Europe 2 prance! :)
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American's tried of Kate what makes you think another country wants her?

Pity Party said...

S/l the kids have figured out how to gain most favored status, anything worthy of a tweet. Smart little kids.

Moose Mania said...

I put on the FULL compliment of make up, including false eyelashes and my hot red lipstick!

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Do the eyelashes stay on when it's this hot? :)

chefsummer said...

Hey Administrator the next thread should be named.

Kate Gosselin the grifting never stop and list all the things she tries to grift by using the kids.

It might be a long list though.

Once a Viewer said...

Luke's Mom @150: Yes, that was an amazing film, and the book it is based on by John Gunther is also the heartbreaking true story of his son's courage in his battle with cancer. Robby did them both proud I'm sure. Try Amazon?

readerlady @ 131 : Thanks for sharing your story of meeting Robby Benson. I wouldn't have expected less.It seems rare to meet a person of true integrity in this modern world of ours. Robby's career,life and his own battle with illness are all ways he has lived to fit this bill. Fortunate to be talented; rare to be such a fine person.

Once a Viewer said...

She's shameless!! And yes, she MUST read here, on so many counts! 'My Joely' indeed.

A Pink Straight Jacket For Kate said...

Hang in there Border Collie.

Much love, strength & peace to you and your husband.

SoCal Local said...

silimom said... 142

Off topic - Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes are getting a divorce and apparently she is suing for full legal custody and primary physical custody.

Any thoughts anyone?
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++Yes. This is his second wife who mentioned Tom's Scientology beliefs after the divorce. Nicole Kidman is Catholic, and she didn't want her kids raised in the cult, either. I think Katie Holmes is smart to ditch this strange man.

A Pink Straight Jacket For Kate said...

"My Joely is lying on the sofa near kitchen,quietly waiting 4dinner. Out of blue:'I really wanna go2 Paris 2c the Eiffel Tower!' Sweet boy! about an hour ago"

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I call b.s. on this one.

KATIE IRENE is the one that really wants to go to Paris to see the Eiffel Tower.

Of all things... that damn Mutha F*ing grifter has no shame at all.

STOP USING YOUR KIDS TO GET WHAT YOU WANT!

How about you take him to the movies or to the beach- you parasite.

Let's throw tomatoes said...

Readerlady I don't think that Kate and Jon were all that young ! Wasn't she like almost thirty when they started with TLC! She's no spring chicken!

It's so funny how she loves to talk about her kids but she sure doesn't ever mentions what she does! She must get so bored living isolated in that house! Maybe that's why she's trying to scam a trip out of some sucker! Sorry Milo!!

Moose Mania said...

You forgot to add that it's a dream of yours and is on your bucket list of places to go.

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Does Paris take precedence over South Africa, Ireland, London, Italy, Holland and Scandinavia?

Dwindle said...

barbee said... 138
Not to be nasty, but what talent does Sharon Osbourne have? Isn't she just the wife of Ozzie Osbourne who also was on a reality show? I do like her but think this is a little of pot/kettle/black.
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I was thinking the exact same thing.

She got a reality show because her freak husband bites the heads off living animals and rodents, so I am completely unaware of what her talent, craft or skill is.Based on how adoringly some folks speak of her, I assume that she comes across as pleasant on TV, which Katie Irene cannot manage. I didnt say anything coz I am bitchy enough for 3 people this week, so thank you for speaking for us both, barbee!

Dwindle said...

aggiemom09121416 said... 148
My Joely is lying on the sofa near kitchen,quietly waiting 4dinner. Out of blue:'I really wanna go2 Paris 2c the Eiffel Tower!' Sweet boy! 24 minutes ago
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1. She named one of the boys by name (nope, she doesn't read here, nope).
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yep, considering I myself named Joel last week as a child who wouldnt consider his gestational carrier a 'great mother'.

Cruisin Just As Fast As She Can Now said...

The Paris bucket list...
What is lacking in her cognitive thinking that she can't stop and say -- wait, if I say that, it could be perceived as begging or grifting?

Or doesn't she give a darn how greedy she appears?

Dwindle said...

Kate, when one of my daughters was 9, she wanted to do pirouettes on top of a pyramid in Egypt. She's 33 now and could give a flying fig about going to Egypt. I am pretty sure you are merely pleased as punch with yourself coz "Joely" spoke and you actually HEARD it. Do you even know that he hates being called that now? Nah,,,, you havent noticed and you dont care.

Cruisin Just As Fast As She Can Now said...

Here you go, JudyK @155...another one:

kateplusmy8
@ewoody64 lol...I'd give anything to go to the beach with my tribe...but no, don't have any sorry!

Dwindle said...

Well, my tartin' it up didnt seem to help much. Still charged us $800 to snake out the main sewer that leads under the front yard into the street. it was alllll plugged up, tree roots and mud. We were worried that the clay tile drain had collapsed and that would mean 5K to dig up the front yard and replace. But apparently after 4 hours and 3 dedicated plumbers, the roots were only coming in, in the SEAMS of the clay piping. WHEW! And now we can flush the toilets! Never thought I would be so happy to run the dishwasher!

We gave them bottles of water all around and kept fans blowing on them. Gave them clean towels to wipe off the sweat. They wouldnt accept any food or anything.

My dogs are very upset because no matter how hard they tried, they just could not bark those strangers out of the basement. And believe me, the 3 dogs tried and tried, until my ears rang!

Dwindle said...

Moose Mania said... 164
I put on the FULL compliment of make up, including false eyelashes and my hot red lipstick!

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Do the eyelashes stay on when it's this hot? :)
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Hehe;


I am even more stunning and desirable when they melt off my face in a sexy manner!!!!!!!!!! I screech and clomp and bounce my implants, and I am UNRESISTABLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I caused an absolute PLUMBING MEN PANIC today! They gathered by the droves to gaze at me because the LUUUVVVV MEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! MEEEEEEEE I I I I I I MEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


... what was the question?

Marie said...

Somehow I don't think the French would tolerate Kate's constant demanding, shrieking look-at-me, look-at-us fest.

I mean I saw looks on people's faces in NY when she ran in high heels dripping with ice cream. Does she really think that's a turn-on? Heck no.

Does Kate know anything about the French people? Culture and or manners? Doubt it. She'd be nothing but a laughing stock.

And call me suspicious on the fact that normal 8 year old's probably don't blurt out they randomly want to go to Paris not unless they, shock, could it be, have learned since traveling makes mommy happy, if they join (the boys) this bandwagon of wanting to go places, Kate will be placated (if that's the right word?)

I can see the fiasco now of her in Paris...like her and cupcake guy when she tried to flirt with him.

sharoz said...

Sharon revived Ozzie's career with the creation of Ozfest. She's managed his career and after the reality show she had a short-time talkshow. She's worked consistently. People like her.

Anonymous said...

(This is Remona)
Nudity? Genitalia? said... 149
I'm not sure I believe the Gkids were ever really left alone with the crew.
And when they were babies Jen was always with the crew it wasn't just men.
As much as we have seen I never recall seeing their genatalia. Maybe nude chests in the sprinkled but I surely don't remember lots of nudity.
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The man arrested was an editor. He had ALL the material taped. Editors are the ones that removed ''genatalia'' from the material that aired on Jon & Kate. The question is what did he DO with the edited tape in his possession that caused him to be arrested.
Remona

Tamara said...

Tamara said, "Re law suit from the kids: didn't a boy, under 13, once legally divorce his parents?"
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That's an emancipation issue. Google PA Emancipation laws in PA
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I was asking in terms of the Gosselin kids being able to hire a lawyer themselves, not with a guardian/parent, and sue.

As for their nudity on TV, I thought the potty bits were over the top, and the impacted bowel episode had soooo many problems beyond the fact that it involved nudity, but any kid under the age of 4 in a nappy or being dressed/undressed I don't see a problem with. Unfortunately, there is a HUGE difference between the nudity and private moments that were FILMED versus what was aired. That is what I have a problem with.

chefsummer said...

Kathy also had her own reality show.

Rhymes with Witch said...

kateplusmy8
My Joely is lying on the sofa near kitchen,quietly waiting 4dinner.
Out of blue:'I really wanna go2 Paris 2c the Eiffel Tower!' 143

Well Katie, I've wanted to see the Taj Mahal since the third grade. I was eight (yes 8!) years old. It's been many years since then and
no one has offered me that trip.

I can't afford it - will you or some of your sheeple stake me this trip? It's on my bucket list.................

readerlady said...

SoCal Local -- Katie Holmes was raised Catholic, too. I don't know if she still observes or not, though. I do know her family was devastated that she didn't marry in the church (she grew up about 80 miles from where I live, so she's considered "local" and gets reported on regularly. One of the women in my writing group went to school with her until she went Hollywood, and I guess she was a real diva even in school.

Tomatoes -- I think J & K were 26 and 28 when the tups were born. To me, that's young, but then, I'm old enough to be their mother. In fact, I think I'm older than KK's mother. They were naive, unsophisticated and not very worldly wise, IMO, which amounts to the same thing. I'd be willing to bet that if Jon's father were still living at the time, none of this would have happened. From what I've gathered, he was a very smart and astute person. Jon clearly idolized him and I imagine KK would have listened to him if no one else, simply because of $$$$.

Luke's Mom said...

Once a Viewer said... 166
Luke's Mom @150: Yes, that was an amazing film, and the book it is based on by John Gunther is also the heartbreaking true story of his son's courage in his battle with cancer. Robby did them both proud I'm sure. Try Amazon?

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I can not get this movie out of my mind now. I really want some of my kids to see it too. Unfortunately, I looked on Amazon and they only have the movie on VHS and I no longer have a VHS player. I searched some more and it does not look like this movie is available on DVD.

I don't subscribe to NetFlix. If anyone here does, can you search and see if NetFlix has this movie. I will sign up tonight if it does.

And Thank You all for some great posts tonight!

Oh and by the way... Kate you are PATHETIC this week with your tweeting for a new tractor, trip to Paris, and then a trip to the beach too. Open your checkbook and pay for your own life! Such a sad life for the Gkids.

Kate is a twit said...

Today must be grifting Friday. Someone tweets Kate:

xxxxx
@Kateplusmy8 Got any bikini pictures?

Rather than ignore, or just say no, Kate tweets back:

kateplusmy8
@xxxxx lol...I'd give anything to go to the beach with my tribe...but no, don't have any sorry!

He didn't mention the beach at all-yet she has to bring it up.

And what were the boys doing, why the girls were having fun getting pedicures? Oh right-one of them was dreaming of Paris. Maybe the other 2 were dreaming of London and Rome.

If I were a fan, I'd feel embarassed for her with her shameful grifting.

FL Mama said...

barbee said... 138
Not to be nasty, but what talent does Sharon Osbourne have? Isn't she just the wife of Ozzie Osbourne who also was on a reality show? I do like her but think this is a little of pot/kettle/black.

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I'm sorry, but I have to disagree with you on this. Sharon's father was a famous music promoter and she met Ozzie when she was 18, right after he was fired from Black Sabbath. She became his manager and helped launch his solo carreer, then married him. She was the one who came up with the concept of Ozzfest, and wound up grossing over $20million with that alone! She is not only the reality star that most people know her for these days. She has always been a very shrewd business woman.

Luke's Mom said...

Since it is "Grifting Friday" for Kate, I don't want anyone to think that I was grifting for a VHS player in my last post - Ha Ha.

Moose Mania said...

I am even more stunning and desirable when they melt off my face in a sexy manner!!!!!!!!!! I screech and clomp and bounce my implants, and I am UNRESISTABLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Do the implants expand when it's this hot? :)

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

I think Sharon Osborne doesn't really brag much about her past is the reason people might think she's just a reality star. She also managed the smashing pumpkins in my opinion one of the most phenomenal bands to ever come out of the 90's.

Border Collie said...

Dwindle, had the paramedics here this morning and dogs are fine with it. They know them well by now. Then caregiver came over and he's afraid of dogs so they had to be in another room. Quiet. Then nurse came, more quiet. Then ambulance crew came to take DH to get xrays. Dogs don't make a sound. Why? They are so curious and know if they bark they can't hear. They are so nosy they never make noise. I swear, I love those dogs.

Kate is a twit said...

Looks like Bristol Palin's show isn't doing to well. Lifetime is pushing it back to 11pm and replacing it with reruns of Dance Moms. I wonder how long it will be before it's cancelled altogether.

http://www.eonline.com/news/lifetime_replaces_bristol_palins_lifes/327140

Moose Mania said...

KATIE IRENE is the one that really wants to go to Paris to see the Eiffel Tower.

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I don't think that she gives a rat's rear end about seeing it. What she wants to do is to be able to say, "Oh, when we were in Paris," etc. etc. It's bragging rights that she's after.

aggiemom09121416 said...

I'd give anything to go to the beach with my tribe..
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Kate...it's called M-O-N-E-Y...it's a currency that enables people to purchase goods and services. You have some M-ON-E-Y..it's what all those big numbers are in those bank statements you receive each month.

She's got a twitter pic of the home pedicures (guess that's one way to 'save' money,lol)..and let's do it in the KITCHEN.
And what are those things above the doorframe?

Another tweet, she states she 'cried'...gee, I thought she didn't waste her time crying..what's the deal, Kate?

Karina said...

The most rabid sheeple, with the exception of Milo, are very quiet. Unusually quiet even for a holiday. Are they losing interest or is something else going on? There had been chat about law suits and such, could this be the reason?

readerlady said...

Luke's Mom -- Neither Netflix nor Hulu have "Death Be Not Proud". You might try places like sell.com or ioffer.com. Anything you find there would be recorded from the airwaves, or, possibly, a VHS transfer, but they do have some rare and old stuff. I've found a few things there I thought I'd never see available. I've usually been very happy with the quality, too. It's not perfect but usually very watchable.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

The beach is a very economical day trip from where they live. Pack up your brood like everyone else and go. Does she think all those families crowding America's beaches this summer are rich?

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

Good about Bristol. The more reality shows about kids that flop the better.

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