Friday, June 8, 2012

Kate and kids to run in Rod Dixon's Kid's Marathon in Connecticut

We made some race day t-shirts for the kids:

According to the web site, kids throughout Connecticut will finish the final mile of a marathon on Saturday. Apparently Kate and her kids will join in at the main event in Litchfield.

"Throughout the course of the program, participating students have engaged in weekly fitness training while accumulating a personal distance of 25 miles. Students follow a KiDSMARATHON training guide containing nutritional information, warm up exercises, drills, games, cool-down activities and much more." 




In other narcissism news, Kate actually thinks she's worthy to be in the same room as Michelle Obama. What say you to that Madam First Lady? 




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Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

Pulling this over from the other thread but I've seen this misunderstood so many times: "but I thought she needs Jon's permission to take them out of state."

From everything I have heard their custody agreement sounds typical when it comes to traveling out of state. It's not that Jon has VETO power or Kate has veto power over the other parent taking the children out of state. It's not that Kate needs Jon's permission at all. If you think about it, that gives one parent the right to sabotage anything you ever want to do with your kids and that's not a good thing. What a custody agreement typically will say is that IF the parents cannot agree on out of state travel, the parents must then go to court and have the judge decide whether the trip can take place. (It is INCREDIBLY RARE for a judge to say no to a trip....I have only ever seen it happen once, when parents wanted to go to an unsafe part of Mexico). So Kate would have to call Jon up, ask him if he is okay with the Connecticut trip, and if he says fine, she's done. But if he says no actually I'm not okay with that, she will have to get a court date for the judge to rule on her request. Which is money, time, lawyers, and a big mess. Not to mention the way I'm sure she will spin it to the kids--mean awful daddy doesn't ever want you having fun on trips ever again. I wouldn't blame the guy for picking battles, trying to avoid fights that upset the kids, or even asking his kids what their preferences are and whether they want him to stop it, they are getting older.

Thus, the fact that Kate may take the kids on a cruise or to Connecticut in no way shape or form is an indication that Jon AGREES.

Gift of grab said...

Admin, it's Litchfield.

Just FYI, on Sunday there is an annual "road race" in Litchfield, 7.1 miles. Wonder if Katie plans to lace up for that one.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

On another note, if this is about promoting herself and the children, why is she only giving people two days' notice? Most people need more time than that to arrange their weekend schedule to attend.

Oh and remember how she said oh I can't reveal things in advance for my SAFETY? Like how she hid her REd Cross VIP dinner and a dozen other VIP things she does. I guess when it's the CHILDREN she can blab all she wants about it in advance. She's such a hypocritical tool.

Luanne said...

I find this interesting that her kids will run the last mile. We have a program like this for the Nashville marathon, but kids work all year putting in their 25 miles, then do the last mile as a culmination of their year's hard work. Have her kids been working all year, too? If not, it seems like a cheap shot to all those kids who have earned their last mile.

LaLaLandNoMore said...

Hello to all! I've been quite ill for a week, hospitalized, too. Better now, just slowly recouping.

I have a lot to catch up on, but I'm puzzled by all this running, marathons, across the country trips, etc. from Kate. Doesn't it cost money to do all these things? Saw that Steve, her travel companion is still hanging around collecting a pay check, too. Delusional Kate is still trying to stay relevant in show biz and spending a ton of money to do it. At this rate, how long will the kids' money possibly last? Coupon Cabin couldn't be replacing her money at the level she is spending, could it?

Many people exercise around the area I live. It's done quietly, maybe doing a fun-run over a holiday. Is it really necessary to go all over the country just to run/walk? I would guess that the Gosselin kids might benefit from day camps and playdates with friends over running dates in another state. This is all about their mother's desire to stay in the limelight. We see through their mother's motives. Sad, really sad.

Kate is Krazy said...

she' s also advertising when her house will be empty..Madonna had a weird stalker who broke into her home despite security systems when the family was gone, and did strange things like try on her then-husband's clothes and pj's, lie in her bed etc. Personally i would be worried about that and worse- someone could figure out how to access the home when the kids are there alone.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

Is there a quick way for someone to find that tweet where she talks about how she cannot reveal where she will be in advance because of security?

She said that right after the Red Cross dinner when people were questioning why she kept it a secret.

It's just such BS that when it's the kids who gives a flip about security.

Sherri O said...

Okay, I'm confused...

If it's a KIDS marathon - as it says in the title - why is Kate running? She says in her tweet, that she and the kids will be running "together."

Will the other parents be running with their kids? Or is Kate special?

LisaNH said...

If kate's fans want to be inspired by a runner, maybe they should check out this video about Matt, the runner with cerebral palsy. His classmates surrounded him and encouraged him to the finish line after he got tired.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XDkbEAzLK1Q&feature=related

This kid has more character in his little pinky than Kate will ever have in her entire "runners body".

TLC stinks said...

Obviously she is making this trek to get photos and a story in the tabloids. Well, I hope there are some observant parents who tell it like it is when the Gosselin klan shows up with Steve in tow. Ol' Steve must be going to run too, for protection from the other kids and parents (snark).

I am not divorced, so unfamiliar with custody and divorce decrees regarding kids, but it's a shame what she gets away with. Oh well. The kids are growing up and she can't control them forever. Some will continue to please her, others will rebel.

fade2black said...

Among other things to numerous to list, I have long been disturbed by Kate's inability to see her children as individuals. The kids all enjoy filming? They all rate her awesome meals 10's? They all love to run? I don't buy it. My four couldn't even agree on a restaurant or a movie, there's no way eight children all agree on anything.

I just hope she's gotten them good shoes that fit properly. And if she tells any one of those boys to "man up" I hope one of her running buddies kicks her right in her mule teeth.

chefsummer said...

Well we all wanted Kate to take the kids on vacation guess she is.

Once again they are getting used and they are working on their "so called vacation".

TLC stinks said...

She must have someone, like the housekeeper/nanny/ laundress to stay at the house to take care of the chickens and Shoka.

NT said...

Once again her kids will benefit from her "star" access and go straight to head of the line. They did not train for weeks and weeks and they did not put in the work,but I'm sure that they will all receive a medal at the end just like all the other kids that went thru the whole program. So unfair. And I wonder what kind of running shoes she will supply for her kids. She spares no expense for her own shoes. Hopefully they won't be running in crocs or cowboy boots. i am looking forward to hear from people who were there to see how she handles them when they decide not to run or want to quit cos they can't run for a mile.

Improbable Dreams said...

Kate's got a track record of impulsive (sometimes reckless) decision-making, especially with regards to her kids. But I don't think we should automatically assume that the G8 kids haven't been training for this event. We can speculate, of course, but we don't have evidence, either way.

That said, I think this is a PR stunt, designed to push K8 into the spotlight again.

anger issues kate said...

I posted this on last thread.

Is this a kids race or a kids & adult race? If this is a kids race how can Kate run with them? Unless Kate is doing a pi piper thing?

As I posted on last thread: Kate is doing this for publicity, for herself. Kate found out just how popular she was at the last several events she has done without the kids. Not very popular. Kate knows that without the kids she is NOTHING.

Kate is also tryin to shut people up about her not taking the kids anywhere. If Kate really cared about her kids, then she would have gone to the event, not say anything on twitter, till they came back. Then we know she really cares about her kids. Her mentioning it before hand, she is hoping that the paps & media will show up.

Kates teaching her kids, that you don't have to put in any work to get glory. This is not fair or right for 300 kids who worked for this race. Sorry, I know it's not the Gosselin kids fault, but they should not get anything. They did not earn it.And if I were the parent of those 300 kids, I would protest. Course, Kate will say that the kids were, working out at home for the last several months, which we all know they were not. Kate has taught them that they were on TV, and their name is Gosselin, and there for they can walk in and become winners and don't have to earn it.

As for Jon being a job hopper, I don't think so. Jon owns his own business. He does contract IT/computer stuff, some jobs last months, some years. This job does sound like it might be on a more perm basis. My brother does contract computer stuff and teaches full time. I think that is what Jon does.

Maybe why Kate was on twitter silence, perhaps she met with lawyers and Jon, to talk about the kids, going out of state, and the summer. And came to some kind of agreement.

mamasan said...

I am gob-smacked that Kate got permission for her kids to run. I believed it to be a school project. She will do anything to connect with Rod Dixon. Wonder if Steve is going along. How are they traveling. No TLC limo/bus for this trip. How embarrassed will the kids be?>

Where is Gosselin Give Back? said...

Hmmmm....Ron Dixon is wearing a K Swiss jacket, Katie was wearing K Swiss runners for her half marathon....I guess he is her adviser now. Maybe she is trying to promote K Swiss. Something is fishy. On a side note...is Ron single? I wonder if she is up to something....

It definitely sounds like she is creating a new brand for herself and the kids. The Kate Plus 8 running crap. Wonder how far this will go.....

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

Kate is also tryin to shut people up about her not taking the kids anywhere.

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I guess we should have been more clear for this dumb sh%^. We want you to give the kids a bit of the VIP treatment you always give YOURSELF, but we didn't mean you should turn it into an exploitation event. We meant in private.

TLC stinks said...

Do we even need to speculate if Steve will be there? If she does not hire a van, Steve will be the driver of the BBB, just like Jon.

anger issues kate said...

Admin: I would have had not problem if Kate just went to the event with the kids, then mentioned it, on twitter after it was over. This way the kids would have had some private fun, mingle with other kids, had a trip. But cause Kate mentioned it before hand, this is publicity for her not the kids. This is a signal to the media: Hey, the 8 count them 8 are gonna be at such & such place, come take pics.
I strongly believe, that the 8 should get at least a t-shirt, but not a medal. That they did not earn. Those 300 kids did.

Gift of grab said...

Give Back (12), Jillian Michaels is all over K-Swiss's site as clothing designer, fitness guru, etc. They're not that big a brand, I would doubt they have room for a poseur like Kate.

P.J.'s, I asked this at the end of last thread, but maybe you didn't see. Did you see Kate's "results" for San Diego, i.e., placement in age group, etc.? Thanks in advance.

TLC stinks said...

Rod Dixon is from New Zealand just like Steve. Does it matter to Kate if he is married? Get real. I can see her brain working this relationship. Rod lives, I believe, still in NZ. Could she be angling for a trip? I mean, how perfect. She's been putting it out there how much she misses Australia. Somehow she got permission to make an appearance at this marathon with the kids. Sneaky, sneaky and conniving. She never just does something without an ulterior motive. Tricking Jon into having just "one more" kid proves she knows how to play people.

LoveMyGrandsons said...

This is wrong in so many ways. I, too, do not believe that all 8 kids are into running and all 8 want to do this. This is Kate's grab for the spotlight again and she knows she needs the kids to do that.

It's a shame because the kids have probably not been trained properly for this and I doubt they have put in the effort privately that the other kids have done since April.

Also, it is unfair for the Gosselin kids to join it the last mile when the other kids had to be in the camp training and running since April. Once again, Kate is showing her kids that you don't have to work hard or put in the effort. You are special and get to pass go regardless of what you do or don't do.

I also wonder how embarassed Kate's kids will be about this if they don't live up to mommy's standards. My heart breaks for them.

AuntieAnn said...

It definitely sounds like she is creating a new brand for herself and the kids. The Kate Plus 8 running crap. Wonder how far this will go.....
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It will probably go the same way as everything else she touches...it'll peter out when the novelty wears off. She always starts with a bang and ends with a fizzle. Right now it's fun to run but when it gets to be 'work' she'll find a way to duck out.

She's definitely back to using the kids to get attention on herself. I highly doubt all eight would be in 'agreeance' with running with mommie dearest.

BTW Rod Dixon IS married, but that hasn't stopped her before.

Admin- lol! Love the T-shirt. (I hate pointing it out but you're missing a "c" in your thread title)

TLC stinks said...

Think Dixon leaves near LA, but get this: back in the 80's he trained and lived near Reading. I believe he is single. Perhaps she is dragging the kids to meet Dixon?

Sheri said...

So Kate, it's too expensive to take your kids to a movie, sign them up for an activity or take them on a private holiday but quite affordable to take them out of state to run one bloody mile?

Can she be any more obvious? Let's see, I'm barely noticed when I go and do something for myself but I'm sure to get a few pics on ROL if I bring the kiddies.

And really, out of all 8, count 'em 8, kids how many realistically even WANT to participate?

Not to mention, way to undermine all the local kids' hard work and accomplishment. What a great lesson for all the kids involved.

Honestly though, I think it's the Gosselins who will suffer the most. This sort of thing just reinforces the sense of entitlement driven into them by their grifting mother.

Does she not get that she is in fact alienating them from the rest of the world? First by not supporting their individuality and encouraging them to participate in activities geared towards their own interests. And worse, by going out of her way to make sure they get special treatment just for being multiples.

Honestly, those kids won't ever be able to relate to anyone other than each other. Just look at how well that worked out for the Dionne Quints. *roll eyes*

Dwindle said...

If JON had tweeted in advance that he was taking the kids to some publicity event THERE WOULD BE HELL TO PAY!

How is the event even allowing this clan to just simply show up at, what is effectively, simply the finish line? Oh wait, that's a Gosselin Family Tradition isnt it. Period. Just show up with your hand out.

She. Has. No. Shame. No morals. No pride. Everytime I think she sunk the lowest and this circus is over, I find out she is even lower than that.

And I will probably get flack for this, but the day is quickly approaching where the kids dont get a pass on this entitled-crap anymore. Eight year olds have no choice, but teenagers have their own moral compass and a voice. They will need to stand up to bullies and those who try to pursuade them to do wrong things, even their parent.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

Apologies to Connecticut for missing the extra c. It's there now!

Auntie Anne the first thing I thought when you said C was the other word lol....

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

And I will probably get flack for this, but the day is quickly approaching where the kids dont get a pass on this entitled-crap anymore. Eight year olds have no choice, but teenagers have their own moral compass and a voice. They will need to stand up to bullies and those who try to pursuade them to do wrong things, even their parent.

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This is a good point. The twins are starting to get to an age where they need to think things through and not go along with things that smell like crap. I have high hopes they will. I think right now they're still too young to be able to fend for themselves but we're not far away.

chefsummer said...

She will never stop using the kids for her own selfish gain.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

I wonder after the lackluster media response to her run in San Diego she realized she needs to step it up--and her go-to response is of course to involve the kids. She and perhaps her PR people scrambled to find an event the kids could participate in and this is the first thing that popped up in google. Just seems odd she wouldn't mention it before now if her intent was to mention it before the event.

Also will someone on twitter PLEASE call her out on not taking her kids to movies but spending money on a trip to Connecticut???

Call Me Crazy said...

PJs momma from previous thread:

Thank you for sharing your story about Chris. It sounds like he was a gentle, kind, thoughtful soul. What a tragedy. This world could use a lot more people like Chris in it.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

Fade, exactly. She would have a lot more credibility if she simple brought along say, four out of the eight kids who want to participate.

I will be shocked if we see all eight happily running. I wonder if one or two will end up pouting on the sidelines just like Hannah did at the food drive.

JL Howe said...

I don't understand why Rod Dixon and the school district is letting them run in this for their pr, this is a special day for the kids who trained and worked for it and they deserve all the attention shouldn't be her making it all about the Gosselins. I doubt very much all 8 want to run in this

wayward said...

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said... 5
Is there a quick way for someone to find that tweet where she talks about how she cannot reveal where she will be in advance because of security?


She said that right after the Red Cross dinner when people were questioning why she kept it a secret.

It's just such BS that when it's the kids who gives a flip about security.
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I could not find Kate's direct tweet where she lied and said important celebrities like herself were supposed to keep the FUNDRAISER quiet and not tweet/talk about it for security reasons- but I found the posts where Admn discussed it

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said... 13
BUSTED for the lying liar she is:

The Philly Red Cross THEMSELVES was urging people to tweet about the Red Ball and even win a prize if they did, as far back as March 6:

Red Cross Philly ‏ @RedCrossPhilly Reply Retweet Favorite · Open
Are you attending #RedBall12 Saturday? Check in or tweet about it with #RedBall12 and you could win a pair of Eagles fix!!

https://twitter.com/#!/RedCrossPhilly/status/177161310855897088

March 12, 2012 10:22 PM
Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said... 14
Here's a blogger with over 3,000 followers tweeting about the Red Ball on March 7. I guess she broke the rules too?

https://twitter.com/#!/AroundMainLine/status/177409236219863042

March 12, 2012 10:24 PM
Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said... 15
Is it worth a post to expose yet another one of her liars, lying about not being able to tweet?

I mean the proof is right there in the Philly Red Cross urging people to tweet beforehand.

March 12, 2012 10:25 PM
Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said... 16
You know the fact that Kate even feels a need to make up lies about some kind of no-tweeting policy just suggests she knows exactly how hypocritical she is. Problem is she's just so darn green even after five years she doesn't have the first clue how to play damage control here.

She IS aware of her crap, just like my source says.

March 12, 2012 10:46 PM
SaraMRN2010 said... 17
Red Cross Philly ‏ @RedCrossPhilly
Details Formal with flair and fun RT @mshepley: @RedCrossPhilly So, what does one wear to a #redball12?"

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And to dispel another one of Kate's LIES that she cannot take all the children in public do do a FUN, KID ORIENTED activity because a "panic" would ensue, I give you exhibit A:
David and Victoria Beckham and their four children at Disneyland Anaheim last Wednesday.

Posh andBecks

Kate brought a security guard to a high end Red Cross gala and then had the balls to say she couldn't talk about it beforehand because of "security" reasons. Bull f-ing shit. Aside from hiring a skywriter, how many ways must she show the sheeple that she goes to extreme lengths, like blatant lying, to avoid them? Sheeple, the "security risk" at the Red Cross Gala was YOU!!! She did not want YOU to able to able to buy a ticket and roll into the gala with your Hoverounds and think she was going to hang out with you all night. If she was so concerned about "security" she would not be dragging her 8 kids to an open, public running event. The only security she gives a shit about is her own, making sure she avoids any situations where you might trap her and make her spend more than 3 minutes with you. (Waving at you Leighshanahan!!!)

Dwindle said...

Sheri said...16
Not to mention, way to undermine all the local kids' hard work and accomplishment. What a great lesson for all the kids involved.

Honestly though, I think it's the Gosselins who will suffer the most. This sort of thing just reinforces the sense of entitlement driven into them by their grifting mother.

Does she not get that she is in fact alienating them from the rest of the world? First by not supporting their individuality and encouraging them to participate in activities geared towards their own interests. And worse, by going out of her way to make sure they get special treatment just for being multiples.
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And I'm afraid I am one of those, jumping on that bandwagon. I will NOT be one (Not that you ARE, Shari!) who ooos and ohhhhs about how those kids never had a proper example set for them and cannot be held accountable for the mess their lives are about to be.

I will be dismayed in the near future to see teenagers allowing themselves to be corraled into these publicity seeking events, at the expense of others who have worked for it. I dont care how pathetic the photos are of one or more of the teens salivating for Mother's approval.

As you can tell, I am outraged. I look forward to all you good folks settling me down. But for now, I hate that woman. She really truly does think that spending 80 hours a week trying to find a camera to point in her direction is a career, no matter WHOSE children she harms on the way.

Dwindle said...

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said... 27

Also will someone on twitter PLEASE call her out on not taking her kids to movies but spending money on a trip to Connecticut???

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OR MILK!?!! She wont buy them MILK but she can exploit them like this. She wont buy them clothes that fit, but she can exploit them like this. She wont take them to a movie, but she will exploit them like this. There is always enough money for Kate and whatever will bring HER cameras and attention.

About the not mentioning in advance due to security: My thought is that when Kate is alone she is terrified of the dirty looks and nasty comments; hence Steve at every step and her 'security silence'. She is terrified. But she thinks folks dont/wont do that when she hides behind innocent children, so it is all ok in her mind. But like I keep saying, that day is disappearing. People are not going to give those kids a pass on this crap much longer.

chefsummer said...

Like I said Kate can't do anything w/o the kids god bless her.

When they're old enough to make their own choices on what they want to do with their lives.

Jumping In said...

So, these school children in Conneticut have been training since April to run a one mile race this weekend in Litchfield. This is a Rod Dixon initiative called KIDSMARATHON. I have to assume he has told Kate it's ok to throw her kids in to this with no prior preparation.

Not only will this be all about Kate and her (unprepared) kids, it will rob all the other children of their moment of personal achievement through training. Their day may very well be overshadowed by Kate's attempt at doing ANYTHING to call attention to herself. Sadly, she is using her own children to get it, she is a deplorable human being.

I can hear the car-ride conversation in my head as her kids protest. "we don't want to run, we have never run before, and a mile is a long way!" Kate' s retort being, "do you want to be back on television again, to go on trips and get our old life back, do you, DO YOU?" The kids chime in together shouting "NOT IF WE HAVE TO RUN A MILE BECAUSE YOU SAY WE HAVE TO!"

I suspect we will see the pictures of 8 unhappy faces soon, even though Kate will be telling them they had all better be smiling, or else. Remember, "failure is not an option."

Kate is a Witch said...

Yeah she didn't get enough attention in SD or afterwards on twitter. Or really anywhere. And running with her in a 5K in Chicago didn't seem to get much of an immediate response. So drag the kids back out!

She's disgusting.

anger issues kate said...

Kate is a cheat. She cheats at everything. We call it grifting, show up at an even we did not train for, get TV show cause we had multis,etc . Kate is the type who reads the back of the book, cliff notes and claims she knows the story or takes or reads things, just enough to get basics and claims to be a expert. The only thing Kate has ever finished was the nursing, and even that, she is no expert at, anyone can take a test, Kate has done no practical work in nursing for 6 years, even if Kate did go for a nursing job, she would start at the bottom, TV rep or not, she has done nothing for 6 years. That is one reason Kate, will not go back to nursing, she will start at bottom. Kate is teaching her kids to grift & cheat, cause Kate thinks everyone owes her. I owe Kate nothing but comtempt.

Gift of grab said...

Rod is now the race director, I believe, for the L.A. Marathon. Here's an interesting snippet from their bio of him:

"He was for two decades one of the world's great
athletes. He was flamboyant, quotable and exciting. Sometimes he riled athletics followers because of his bold attitude and his penchant for self promotion...."

Link: http://www.lamarathon.com/pdfs/Rodbio.pdf

Does that sound like someone we know?

Once a Viewer said...

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said... 28



I will be shocked if we see all eight happily running. I wonder if one or two will end up pouting on the sidelines just like Hannah did at the food drive
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I agree totally.I don't like to use names but I do notice H is not a joiner , also at the firefighter lemonade stads - clings to Kate, unless now usurped by Mady? I think two of the little girls as Kate would say, one twin , and one boy might want to do this, but the others may either pout or feel beyond their depth and be embarrassed and risk mommy's wrath.

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Anonymous said...

Sad how she treats the kids as a 'package'. Sure some of them might be interested in participating, the older girls for instance, but I can't see all eight being in favour of this event. Without the necessary preparation they will not do as well as the children who have been preparing for months. Much will be made of their finishing time too. The Gosselin children are under enough pressure with Kate as their mother; they don't need additional pressure and certainly not the publicity their mother wants for them. She needs to let them have their summer vacation in peace and privacy not selling their images to gain publicity for her.

bm

NT said...

Boy,that Milo just believes anything Kate says and will defend her to no end. She's very gullible. I'm no doctor,but wouldn't it be dangerous for a child to run a mile without any previous training? Those kids don't do much at all,do they? Milo says she has read Kate talk about running with the kids many times!! I've only read that once. Some of the kids turned around and went back home. So this should be interesting. I do hope the kids come out of this ok and I hope there is no backlash if they don't run the mile. This is probably the only trip they will take. Poor kids.

Moose Mania said...

Also will someone on twitter PLEASE call her out on not taking her kids to movies but spending money on a trip to Connecticut???

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Could she have gotten a sponsor or someone to pay for this trip? You know how sneaky she is...and a polished grifter.

Why do I have a feeling that the Connecticut sheeple (and others in New England) see this as a meet and greet and time to hang out with Kate?

PJ's momma said...

Gift of Grab, here's the info from RnR's website about Kate's results. Note that her home is Beverly Hills, CA. HA!
Kate Gosselin
BEVERLY HILLS, CA
Age: 37 | Gender: F
Overall: 2829 out of 17600 Division: 153 out of 1762 Gender: 989 out of 11220
5 Km10 Km10 Mi 28:2255:281:29:25 PaceChip TimeClock Time 8:5501:56:4301:58:26

Moose Mania said...

Just FYI, on Sunday there is an annual "road race" in Litchfield, 7.1 miles. Wonder if Katie plans to lace up for that one.

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I read this as "road rage," and figured if there's an event suitable for Kate, that would be it. She's trained as a speed demon behind the wheel. Who knows how fast she could go if she's angry and chasing someone?

PJ's momma said...

I saw this video on Kate's twazzup feed (from 'haterz', haha). These little kids get what Kate never will. IT'S NOT ABOUT YOU (US). Have a tissue handy.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o6Alt2DssYc

AuntieAnn said...

Auntie Anne the first thing I thought when you said C was the other word lol....
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Gosh I didn't even notice you had misspelled Connecticut.
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Kristine said...

... "That said, I think this is a PR stunt, designed to push K8 into the spotlight again."
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For Improbable Dreams...

Undoubtedly, it's going to take a HELL of a lot more to push Kreidie & Co. back into the spotlight. Certainly more than a measly "fun run" in Litchfield, CN. Perhaps the Gosselin clan will be headed to The Hamptons-- this Sunday after the race? (That's not happening either.) Tinsel Town requires our Mommy *Stahs* to step it up Hollywood-land Style. Daily trips to Robertson & Rodeo... shopping for kiddies @ Kitson... weekly lunching with other celebrity friends at the Ivy or STK. TMZ isn't follownig this mess to Conn. for any photos. Kate was right this time!

"This is so over." (Courtesy- RV Breakdown... Final Episode)

Karen said...

So I just looked at the video and it seems like this is the culmination of 8 weeks of training and what-not that schools in Connecticut did...HOW is it that Kate and her kids are able to participate in this?? They weren't even a part of the program?? It's like coming in after the lights and ornaments have all been put on the Christmas tree and then getting to put the angel on top.

Color me confused.

KAT said...

I had someone like her in my family....their specialty is "brainwashing". The kids will happily go along and do whatever she wants because they are so programed at this point, they really don't know any different. She will "USE" the crap out of them this weekend. This for HER exposure because she knows she can't generate any interest on her own. I would expect more of this in the future....she gave it her best shot and now she knows she needs the kids if she wants to continue with this charade...Kate reminds me of an addict...fame is her addiction I guess she can't seem to "kick it"......or doesn't want to..

PatK said...

I hope videotaping of this event will be allowed. I'd LOVE to see the Gosselin run on YouTube, without Kate earning a dime from it.

And I'm glad to see the post formatting is back to normal! Yay!

Sheri said...

Karen (31) said...

"HOW is it that Kate and her kids are able to participate in this?? They weren't even a part of the program?? It's like coming in after the lights and ornaments have all been put on the Christmas tree and then getting to put the angel on top."

That's an excellent analogy Karen. I think that's what we're all saying about the entitlement issue.

All this does is debase the efforts of the kids who did the whole program while reinforcing for the Gosselin kids that they're special and don't have to work as hard as everyone else to reap the same reward.

And really, not only did they NOT participate in the program, it isn't even in their state!

All this really is is a glorified photo op for Kate. She's now PAYING to have her picture taken instead of being PAID.

It's just too bad that she can't keep from exploiting her kids in the process, because then it would be funny instead of incredibly sad.

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

Karen said...It's like coming in after the lights and ornaments have all been put on the Christmas tree and then getting to put the angel on top.
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Excellent analogy. I'm sure that if we're wrong and Kate has some altruistic motivvation instead of foisting herself upon a Connecticut children's running event she'll tweet about it soon.

Kate is a twit said...

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said... 5
Is there a quick way for someone to find that tweet where she talks about how she cannot reveal where she will be in advance because of security?
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She tweeted it when a non-fan was asking why she didn't promote Brad Garrett's opening in Vegas. I can't find the non-fan's tweet, but this was a sheeple's response to it and then Kate's tweet.
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RealZiggyFlo ‏ @RealZiggyFlo
@xxxxxx@Kateplusmy8 Was ample media on the opening. People have learned 2 help Kate stay under radar until she gets where's she's going.

Kate Gosselin ‏ @Kateplusmy8
@RealZiggyFlo yep. You're correct. Important for my safety. :)
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So it's important to fly under the radar for HER safety-BUT the safety of the kids doesn't seem to matter. How many times has she tweeted where the kids are going to be--Mady's play, Cara's lacrosse game, party,etc.?

The fans vilified Jon when he tweeted(after the fact)something he had done with the kids-but it's okay that Kate gives them a heads up about what they're doing.

KAT said...

OMG...using the kids for a marathon???? If this is what it has come down to for Kate...I would say Her 15 minutes are OVER...

Kristine said...

I'd love to see video of a Sheeple wearing the (suggested) race T-shirt that Admin. posted on this thread... huffing and puffing at 0.1 MPH down the road, after Kart. LOVE the tee!

Let's face it- there's only going to be one. How many fans have confirmed thus far? Any??

AuntieAnn said...

Karen said... 31

This is probably the only trip they will take. Poor kids.

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Probably, unless she can find something else for them to do to draw the attention to HER over the summer.


Do the sheeple realize that when we say 'poor kids' we're not talking about the tangibles. They have a lot of material things in their life, which THEY have earned...the big house, the multitude of toys like electric cars, the Crooked Houses ...a whole smorg on a Golden Platter (which again, THEY had to work for). It's the intangibles they'll never get from Kate. The unconditional love, the freedom to live their lives privately without a twittering idiot of a mother, and the comfort and joy of a loving extended family. That's where they're impoverished. I'm glad Jon saw it and I hope he keeps on seeing it because Kate will continue to use her children as she has from Day One. She's proved over and over again exactly why she had those kids.

TLC stinks said...

Well, she better be prepared to acknowledge those sheeple and kids who want to talk to her or have their picture taken. Still, I think it's terrible of her to butt into this event. The kids have not worked for this at all. I recall the only one who ever ran with Kate in a sponsored run was Cara. I recall her only mentioning running with the kids once in a tweet, and I bet that was just up and down the driveway. She really thinks of no one but herself. Too bad for the ones who are not interested in running, because mommy is the boss and they better do what mommy says or it's a penalty of "severeness".

chefsummer said...

I wonder if she going to get them a cake this time?

It can say-"Go mommy plus8.

wayward said...

AuntieAnn said: ....."It's the intangibles they'll never get from Kate. The unconditional love, the freedom to live their lives privately without a twittering idiot of a mother, and the comfort and joy of a loving extended family. That's where they're impoverished. I'm glad Jon saw it and I hope he keeps on seeing it because Kate will continue to use her children as she has from Day One. She's proved over and over again exactly why she had those kids."
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Amen Auntie Ann.

Someone brought up in the last day or so about how Kate's mantra for going back for more fertility was that she "just wanted to know what it was like to have one at a time." coughcough bullshit coughcough. She had the opportunity to know what it was like to have one by adopting the baby who was available and needed a home. She says "she prayed over it" and God told her it wasn't the right time or whatever. Really? Would God actually tell someone who wanted just one more baby not to give an available baby a home? I am fully convinced now more than ever, that hitting the jackpot with multiples was always her goal. She didn't take the baby because she knew there would be no further reason to go for fertility treatments if she did.

If one of my kids trained for this event for two months and then Z-list has been Kate Gosselin breezed into town trying to steal everyone's thinder, I'd be mighty pissed. I think she and Rod really overreached with this stunt. Good luck with that.

westcoastie said...

Again with the vague.

She says 'kids'. Is that all 8, count 'em, 8? Or is it the two older girls? Or is it the icky boy tups cause they are sweaty/smelly anyway?

However many of them are actually going I really, really, really hope they enjoy their summer vacation trip to Connecticut.

Tired of it all said...

This is such a mistake on so many levels. Mainly she has a son who had a rough time with school a year back. He also was the butt of a lot of jokes due to being potty trained and it is still on youtube, with him fighting to get off the potty chair and pull up his pants, plus his problem of having an impacted bowel still being shown on TV. He has not had a good photo in a long time, he refuses to look at the camera, several of the girls also do not like the camera in their faces. So what is this selfish mother doing? Pushing them out their in front of the other kids and their parents? Remember these are kids who did not perform for people but were filmed privately most of the time except for a camera crew. Just getting them back in school for a year was a very difficult time for half of them. Now she pushes them to run a mile? I guess she will run ahead as she use to do at the ocean in NC too. Something so wrong with her. All the gas to get to Ct, maybe a nanny to go along, 2 vans to hold all the luggage and people, hotel rooms for the night, tolls for what?

It use to be we took city kids to the surburbs to see trees, let them run through the acres of grass, now we take kids who live on an estate and drive 4 to 6 hrs so they can run among strangers?

This woman is having a breakdown. She is so desparate for attention, fame, call it something that she is pulling those 8 kids back into this again.

I remember Jon saying how half of the kids came to him and said "we do not want to be filmed anymore" and he took that to court to the Judge. It kept TLC from filming for a few months there, didn't it?

Kate, leave your children home, out of view, whore yourself out to the highest bidder and leave people alone. You are making a bigger ass out of yourself than you and Stevie boy know. He is an ass too.

MabelD said...

I lived most of my life in Connecticut. Litchfield isn't the kind of place you just fly into. It's in the country and they'll have to travel down some country roads to get there. It's an old colonial town with a town green and a bunch of gift shops and some restaurants.

Anonymous said...

Oh, Oh! If she aligns herself with Mrs. Obama she will be in trouble with cj.

bm

Twittering And Twattering said...

Kate Gosselin ‏@Kateplusmy8
@tashapork it's circulating around... I'd love to help M Obama in her quest... It's SO my passion :) for kids, moms& families as a whole!

Oh, geez...now she wants to rub elbows with the First Lady. She really doesn't get that it that she's a nobody and M Obama will not invite her to The White House.

One fan is wetting her pants right now...

Emily Creighton ‏@EmCr68
@Kateplusmy8 KATE!!!!!! Is the kids marathon in CT by any chance!?!?! Please let me know, rumor has it that's the one ur running in!!

@Kateplusmy8
@EmCr68 yes, Em it IS! Oh please be there! I want to add you to my 'have met' list! I'm the 1 that's SO excited!!!! :)

KAT said...

Her "PR" person probably told her if she wants to make money in the fitness field....she should be seen at any event promoting exercise and fitness. This is her little grasp at one of many ideas she's had. I agree...when she sees she's not getting anywhere with this one....she will come up with yet another one. Can't wait for her to run out of brilliant ideas....Ha..get a real job deadbeat...

Gift of grab said...

Tasha Pork ‏@tashapork
@Kateplusmy8 I wish there was a way you could team up with Michelle Obama with the exercize for kids and healthy eating viewpoints

Kate Gosselin ‏@Kateplusmy8
@tashapork it's circulating around... I'd love to help M Obama in her quest... It's SO my passion :) for kids, moms& families as a whole!

WTF is she TALKING about??? She thinks that someone is going to try to put HER together with Mrs. Obama? This is "SO her passion"? She just gets more unbelievable with every tweet. I can hardly believe the GALL on this utterly fraudulent PoS!

aggiemom09121416 said...

it's circulating around... I'd love to help M Obama in her quest... It's SO my passion :) for kids, moms& families as a whole!
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Uh, think Kate didn't get the memo about the Obama's not endorsing kids for exploitation and marketing purposes.
Think Kate wants a cabinet appointment? hehe

Twittering And Twattering said...

Another from the salivating sheeple...

emcr68
@Kateplusmy8 OH MY GOSHHHHHH! I just screamed!!! I have tears in my eyes!!!!! I can't believe this!!! Kate I'm dying!!!!

I just hope that Kate really does take time to meet these fans and doesn't turn to Steve and say, "That's not part of it."

Putting these kids on display for publicity and her own media gain just makes ME scream and have tears in MY eyes. She will never stop using them.

NT said...

Is that Kate saying she wants to help M. Obama in her quest to get kids to eat healthy and exercise? What Kate feeds her kids is not healthy. It really is a shame that she has all that farm land and not a single garden anywhere. What a waste. And she eats nothing but salad. She could grow her own. Lord help us if she gets near M. Obama.

Gift of grab said...

I only hope that if ANYONE in the WH has some crazy idea about putting Kreider and the First Lady in the same sentence, let alone "campaign," they FIRST do all the necessary background research on this full-of-crap reality wannabe. She is DOCUMENTED as being one of the most hated people in America. Do your due diligence! Oh and make sure you get a cc of her driving record as well.

Pam said...

Oh yaaaawn. That attention whore will fly to the ends of the earth just to get 3 minutes of fame.

I personally think she has her beady eyes on Rod Dixon as a potential husband. I know he's married, but that's never bothered Kate before. Why should it now?

I only pop on this site every once in a while now, and it's so comical to me to see Kate STILL trying desperately to be a celebrity...hahahahaha. That girl just won't accept she is a has-been and nobody gives two flips about her anymore.

Tucker's Mom said...

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Delusional much?
Um, don't let Sasha and Malia eat those orange trianglish thingies, FLOTUS. Oh, and feed the kids lots and lots of eggs, but just a little at a time.

butterfly said...

fade2black said... 7
Among other things to numerous to list, I have long been disturbed by Kate's inability to see her children as individuals. The kids all enjoy filming? They all rate her awesome meals 10's? They all love to run? I don't buy it. My four couldn't even agree on a restaurant or a movie, there's no way eight children all agree on anything.
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Thank you!!!!!!! My family was the same, 5 kids and we did NOT agree as unit, in fact, one of us (usually me, LOL) made it a point to not agree with the rest of the siblings just to be different and difficult and have things go their way. So give me a break. You are right, those 8 do not ALL agree about ALL things ALL the time, nor do they ALL have the same likes about ALL the same things. That is some BS Kate is trying to dish out to the world. I dare Kate to let the kids answer for themselves what they like, and what they want to do....

OrangeCrush said...

(bringing over from end of last thread)

To her, it's just another VIP tour like at Disneyland where her children got to step to the head of the line. On Saturday she is pushing them to the head of the running line. If I were one of the CT parents, I would really be upset about this. Any attention should be given to the children completing this 26 mile program, not this Zl-lister dragging her untrained kids along for her publicity. It's not even local for them. If she was 'packing' on Thursday, guess she's grifting a whole weekend too. In her mind this a summer vacay for the kids.

fidosmommy said...

EmCr is going. She lives near the race site and says she goes every year. She is now in the process of "dying" over the prospect of meeting the Content Farmer.

Her twitter account says she's Kate's #1 fan. She says she's Chynna Phillip's #1 fan too.

tate said...

Wow, so now Kate wants to work with Michelle Obama on her fitness initiative. LOL. I suppose she is hoping the president will give her an official appointment as "fitness ambassador" and she will travel the world on the taxpayers' dime. OMG. She is delusional!

TotallyDisgusted said...

A twitter exchange this morning:

XXXX
@Kateplusmy8 I wish there was a way you could team up with Michelle Obama with the exercize for kids and healthy eating viewpoints

Kate Gosselin ‏@Kateplusmy8
@XXXX it's circulating around... I'd love to help M Obama in her quest... It's SO my passion :) for kids, moms& families as a whole!

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This woman is truly living in her own little fantasy world. Delusional much. And to run in a marathon for kids to steal the attention(cause we know it's all about her) away from the kids is despicable. She has sunk to a new low. I feel SO sorry for her kids.

LaLaLandNoMore said...

I agree, number 26. Kate will never stop using the kids. They are her "claim to fame." Sad, really sad.

Rhymes with Witch said...

@tashapork@Kateplusmy8
I wish there was a way you could team up with Michelle Obama with the exercize for kids and healthy eating viewpoints

@Kateplusmy8@tashapork
it's circulating around... I'd love to help M Obama in her quest... It's SO my passion for kids, moms& families as a whole!


Gag me!

Rhymes with Witch said...

"Do the sheeple realize that when we say 'poor kids' we're not talking about the tangibles. They have a lot of material things in their life, which THEY have earned.."

AuntieAnn, they honestly seem to believe she demonstrates unconditional love and is a super mom extraordinaire.
Helplessly hoping........

richsmom said...

I live in CT and was debating driving the hour to Litchfield this a.m. Of course I wouldn't be able to tell my husband, because he would think I was insane. Does anyone have video yet?

Permanent Name said...

Yay! The formatting is back to the old, left-justified format.

foxy said...

Now whe wants to help Michelle Obama as this is her PASSION. She is really losing it. I wonder if she will ever face the real world and realize she is no better than anyone else and she has nothing to offer in the entertainment world.

TLC stinks said...

She seems to be in her manic mode with her recent tweeting. Wonder why she is do hyper about this trip?

Katykat said...

If all of the other kids have been running and hers haven't they will be left in the dust. Set up to fail, by their own mother, amongst their peers.
It's not enough that she's a failure, now she'll make sure some, if not all, of her kids are, too.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

Yeah apparently Kate missed this official statement from the white house: "we feel it is inappropriate to use private citizens for marketing purposes."

I may just have to change parties now.

Gift of grab said...

And here we go:

http://www.radaronline.com/exclusives/2012/06/kate-gosselin-michelle-obama-childhood-obesity

Could she BE any more obvious in her scratching and clawing? It's true, she has NO pride, no dignity, there is nothing at all she won't do to keep herself in someone's, ANYONE's, spotlight.

Frankly, I see porn in her future.

Ceed's mom said...

Well, lets face it, Kate is an idiot! She only cares about herself and how she looks in the public. Now she is going to invite herself into Michelle Obama's "quest". I am sure with all of her talents she will be wanted (ha ha)! Just another stunt to make herself more important than she really is.

We can only hope that she runs along side of her kids, practicing her wonderful photography! I am sure that after the wonderful birthday parties she threw for her kids, and the yummy cakes she made her kids need this exercise.. (ya right)

Let me say once again, she is an idiot who has no business raising these kids. The kids will reach a day when they do not like their mother for being such a self centered person. Very sad.

Lynn W. said...

Anger Issues 11 -- I can envision Pied Piper Kate wailing away on her magic pipe leading the children off in the marathon. Hopefully Ron Dixon will keep a watchful eye and firm hand on whatever antics she might attempt.

I also agree with the Gosselin children being awarded completion certificates if they finish but no medals because they didn't participate in the project.

Ex Nurse said...

The twins are old enough to know that they are different from the other families in their school. What do they say when their friends talk about their plans for the summer --camping, overnight camp, summer houses, family vacations, family reunions, sports, community events, fireworks? How do they feel when their friends talk about their upcoming plans with each other?

Hopefully, all of the kids will be able to participate at some of the events and programs at Jon's sports center.

PatK said...

Wow, it didn't take someone at ROL long to put up the Kate/M. Obama story. lol

http://www.radaronline.com/exclusives/2012/06/kate-gosselin-michelle-obama-childhood-obesity

Check Please! said...

I'm no doctor,but wouldn't it be dangerous for a child to run a mile without any previous training?
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LOL no. Kids don't need "training" to run a mile. The average kid probably runs the equivalent of a mile during recess at school.

Summerwind said...

Wonderful. ROL now has a story about Kate's passionate mission to team up with Mrs. Obama. Does ROL hang out on Kate's twitter, or does Kate send these tweets to ROL? Perhaps a sheeple is on their payroll.

Gosselin8ComeFirst said...

@searscares @Paige_Kate8fan @Sears I LOVE it when a comp hears a problem,responds& makes it right!I LOVE @sears for helping u Paige! about 3 hours ago
@tashapork it's circulating around... I'd love to help M Obama in her quest... It's SO my passion :) for kids, moms& families as a whole! about 4 hours ago
@EmCr68 yes, Em it IS! Oh please be there! I want to add you to my 'have met' list! I'm the 1 that's SO excited!!!! :) about 4 hours ago
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I think Krap has lost her mind! Her tweets are over the top and manic.

And, of course, the chronic grifter and child user to keep herself relevant. She is pathetic and will stoop to the lowest level known to mankind. Run M. Obama, run... You are dealing with a full fledged narcissistic nut!

Julianna said...

miloandjack
@Kateplusmy8 So what did 9 hungry pre-race marathoners eat 4supper 2night? :)

I would just love to see this response from Kate...

None of your business, but if you are going to pester about it, Shoka caught chickens. Recipe to follow.

margaret said...

What's a pi piper?

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

@tashapork it's circulating around...

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It's circulating around WHERE? She can't possibly think a power team of Michelle Obama and Kate Gosselin is a proposal circulating the White House corridors. Yes right after they solve the European debt crisis and fix the health care system they discuss Kate. Her narcissism, as we like to say, knows no bounds.

Jumping In said...

This latest stunt of Kate's is offensive on so many levels, it is hard to know where to start. Firstly, Kate's children are not prepared, nor have they trained to run a mile. The KIDSMARATHON participants have been training for this event since April. The fact that Kate is parachuting her kids in last minute really undermines the other children's commitment to their fitness goals. For Kate, this is nothing more than a photo-op, and a chance for her kids to be seen with her other than in front of the Target store.

But, in another selfless act, (in this case helping out Michelle Obama), Kate will put her 8 in this race while reminding them all that failure is not an option. Never mind their protests, they will run so mommy can get them all back on television!

I bet we will see some very unhappy faces on ROL.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

This isn't an official rule, but I'm not allowing comments on the kids being too thin or fat or not getting enough calories or enough to eat. I just don't think it's appropriate to discuss even if it might be true.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

Even assuming on the slim chance the kids have trained a bit at home, there is a special and detailed program for the Connecticut kids there is no way they participated in, how could they living in PA. They are not part of the group and that is offensive. It's just like how in high school when I played basketball, if you missed the last practice, you didn't play in the game. Didn't matter why, you just didn't play. Because a team that practices together plays games together. Team members that don't practice together don't get the privilege to play games.

Meagler said...

I highly doubt Kate is paying for any of this trip. Kate is too cheap to do that, and we all know that.

Also, back a bit, she tweeted that she was doing a few half marathons this summer, maybe a full later in the year, and the kids would also be doing some fun marathons..so this was prev planned. Did she not meet this Dixon man at the LV RocknRoll?

Anonymous said...

She is truly delusional if she thinks she is going to get cosy with Mrs. Obama. The Obamas are known to insist on a private life for their daughters. Why would they want to hook up with a person who can't make it in this world without exploiting her children?

bm

Gift of grab said...

Geez, Dwindle, YOU had a day, right? But your indignation is righteous in every way. She is quite simply the most insufferable, despicable, desperate, greedy, grasping famewhore who ever lived. We will not see the likes of Katie Irene Kreider again.

("Oh no we won't!")

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

This isn't an official rule, but I'm not allowing comments on the kids being too thin or fat or not getting enough calories or enough to eat. I just don't think it's appropriate to discuss even if it might be true.

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Thank you. It's not appropriate. Nobody really knows what the kids eat, whether they have voracious appetites, if she underfeeds them, or how many calories they consume in a day. Maybe none of them is a big eater. Since nobody is there monitoring each meal, it's just speculation, and calling attention to their weight really does nothing to protect their privacy.

"Yes right after they solve the European debt crisis and fix the health care system they discuss Kate."

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lol! Good one! Is the discussion about Kate before or after they figure out what to do with the wayward Secret Service agents?

fade2black said...

Julianna...90, you just made me laugh so hard! Recipe to follow...still giggling. Thanks.

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

LOL no. Kids don't need "training" to run a mile. The average kid probably runs the equivalent of a mile during recess at school.

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I would think that running in the heat, trying to keep up with the group would be very different than running around playground equipment at recess, especially if any of them aren't used to much physical activity on the playground.

fade2black said...

The picture of Kate trying to carry on a conversation with Michelle Obama brings to mind the interview with Ellen. That incredulous look on Ellen's face..."I don't understand what you're saying, it's code.". I think Mrs. Obama would look at her like she's an alien...or a bug. I'm not worried that it will ever happen, I doubt that the First Lady's secretary consults Radar OnLine to plan her itinerary.

Kristine said...

Kate tweeted that she has a 'Sheeple I Have Met' list!

..."yes, Em it IS! Oh please be there! I want to add you to my 'have met' list! I'm the 1 that's SO excited!!!! :)"

I can't stand it anymore... the names of these remaining fans, must be kept on a PINK (mini) POST-IT! Kate's desperation is Twitter comedy.

Kate is a twit said...

miloandjack

@TrippenIn @Kateplusmy8 Kate would b courtin disaster2take kids2this event w/out prior prep! Kate's smarter than that! :)

At least Milo is being truthful in the first sentence of this tweet. It amazes me though how she seems to think she knows everything about Kate and what Kate does.

As far as the ROL article-ROL follows Kate on their twitter account. That's why stories about what Kate has said on twitter usually end up on ROL first.

Katykat said...

Oh, yeah...Michelle Obama is going to overlook Degreed Professional Nutrionists, Degreed Professionals in the area of Sports and Exercise Sciences, Degreed Porfessional Child Psychologists and Pediatricians to ask Kate for her ideas because she is the ONLY mother in the United States that exercises and is concerned about her children's health. Hahahahaha!

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

@TrippenIn @Kateplusmy8 Kate would b courtin disaster2take kids2this event w/out prior prep! Kate's smarter than that! :)

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Whoa, dramatic. Disaster? Most kids who participate in gym and do a sport or two are perfectly capable of running a mile. I thought she had kids, she doesn't know this?

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

@TrippenIn @Kateplusmy8 Kate would b courtin disaster2take kids2this event w/out prior prep! Kate's smarter than that! :)

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Whoa, dramatic. Disaster? Most kids who participate in gym and do a sport or two are perfectly capable of running a mile. I thought she had kids, she doesn't know this?

Moose Mania said...

margaret said... 102

What's a pi piper?

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A piper divisible by 3.14159265

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

What am I missing? We always ran a mile in gym at the beginning of the year and a mile at the end. Almost everyone did it in under 12 or so minutes. A few walked for 14-16 minutes.

Only like two kids couldn't do it, and one was an asthmatic.

Anonymous said...

I love the pics on ROL. There's Kate in the background, actually looking relatively pretty, with a big grin on her face, and Mrs. Obama in the foreground, her expression saying, "Bitch, please."

We all know this "rumor" is a bunch of hooey, but man, I'd pay to see the two women trying to work together if it were true. Can you imagine our accomplished First Lady, a graduate of Harvard AND Princeton, who no doubt put in crazy hours as a lawyer, trying to work with "Um, um, I GOTS EIGHT KIDS!!!"

C (Is for Cookie)

Gift of grab said...

Wonder if Kate is bringing a stack of 300 autographed photos for the kids? Or if she'll set out a table with her "I Just Want You to Know" remainders at $25 a pop? Or if she'll allow the little marathoners to "pick your favorite Gosselin" for photo ops?

This is truly sickening. She has really outdone herself this time.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

I think I've said this before but I've gone from being entertained by Kate and usually disgusted to mostly embarrassed. Everything she does makes me embarrassed for her. I am simply mortified she would actually act like she thinks she is big enough for something to be cooked up between her and the first lady of the United States of America. What world is she living in???

Just like you're embarrassed to watch someone being awkward or someone always tripping over themselves or whatever. It's just embarrassing to watch such a pathetic fall. I nearly can't take watching her interviews anymore, it's too much.

Darla said...

If anyone thinks it's dangerous for a child to run one mile you're going to be furious over this -
http://lhrr.com/ It's the Litchfield Hills Road Race in Connecticut on June 10th which is partnered with Rod Dixon's KidsMarathon.

Seven mile race for adults, and a 200 yd dash, one mile, or 2.3 mile race for children. I think this is the race the Gosselins will be at.
This event began in 1977 so I am sure many, many children have participated and survived to do it again the next year. Also in the history tab it says people come from all over the world to participate

I am not a fan of Kate's by any means, but this is getting ridiculous.
She is not doing anything harmful to her kids by taking them to Connecticut to do something fun and spend time with other children.
She's damned if she does and damned if she doesn't with some people here. You complain that she doesn't allow them to be regular kids then complain when she does.
All this hand wringing over the kid's safety when she tells her "tweeties" that they're going, yet joking about how she's delusional to think she needs a body guard. (I agree that she's delusional about that)

And the fan emcr68 is a teenager that lives in Connecticut, apparently close enough to Litchfield that she's going to go watch the race. She made a t-shirt to wear for the occasion and posted a twitpic of it. A little weird for a teenaged girl to be that obsessed with a middle-aged woman, yes, but I doubt she's any danger to Kate or the kids. Just a harmless, "star" struck kid.

Like I said, I am not a fan, I read here every day but have never posted. Started googling Jon and Kate after watching the Toys R Us episode when she was so horrible to Jon. I figured there had to be other people as appalled by her treatment of him as I was. First started at GWOP but have been following here for a long time. I really enjoy the wit of some of the posters and a lot of the off topic conversations, but I have to disagree about this.

Kate is a twit said...

I think the first paragraph of the ROL article sums it up pretty well:


Kate Gosselin isn’t on TV anymore and in an effort to stay relevant she is now saying that she wants to partner up with First Lady Michelle Obama!

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

he is not doing anything harmful to her kids by taking them to Connecticut to do something fun and spend time with other children.

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It's only a few people who suggested a mile might be dangerous. I agree with you there is nothing remotely harmful about having kids run one mile. Most kids will run at least that if they participate in gym, which is usually required at most schools. It I'm not mistaken government guidelines stipulate kids should be able to run at least that far without stopping. Actually I think you have far more to worry about if your kid can't run a mile.

But there IS something harmful about this. It's exploitive. The kids are being trotted out and put on display as a promotional event. She's encouraging sheeple to come and ogle. They are children, not trained monkeys. By all means run with your kids if THEY want to. But do so quietly. How do you honestly think an eight year old child will feel about being stared at and having their photos taken by some stranger? It's weird and not very emotionally healthy.

AuntieAnn said...

Moose Mania said... 114

margaret said... 102

What's a pi piper?

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A piper divisible by 3.14159265
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Oh Moose you smartass. lol!

ncgirl said...

Kate can work in the field of fitness and nutrition without being on TV. She just wants to be a celebrity and have a fitness/nutrition TV show that earns big money. Would she be so gung ho about fitness/nutrition in a job that earned an average salary? There are people like Jillian Michaels and Richard Simmons, but there are more "mediocre" people with jobs like nutritionists and dieticians.

Kate is a twit said...

I think what bothers me the most is that she just had to advertise it. If she wants people to know that she is getting her kids into running, tweet or make a blog post about it AFTER the fact.

She says she keeps her trips hush-hush for her safety(see my comment #59), but she can't keep this quiet until it's over?

Stupid Is said...

I think Kate & Michelle should get their own post. It's the funniest thing I've ever heard of. Remember when TY came out with Shasha and Melia dolls? They went crazy and demanded they stop.

Yeah, Michelle loves those child exploiters.

A Pink Straight Jacket For Kate said...

Katykat said... 110

Oh, yeah...Michelle Obama is going to overlook Degreed Professional Nutrionists, Degreed Professionals in the area of Sports and Exercise Sciences, Degreed Porfessional Child Psychologists and Pediatricians to ask Kate for her ideas because she is the ONLY mother in the United States that exercises and is concerned about her children's health. Hahahahaha!

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Hahahahahaha! Of course she is.

Sure...

Ex Nurse said...

Darla said...
I am not a fan of Kate's by any means, but this is getting ridiculous.
She is not doing anything harmful to her kids by taking them to Connecticut to do something fun and spend time with other children.
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Speaking for myself, I share the view that some have already posted: It is harmful if her kids are receiving special treatment and/or special recognition. As long as any other child can show up and receive the same the certificate, award or other recognition, then there is no issue with her kids competing. If she was able to manipulate her way in, because of her "connections" with Dixon, then I think it is fair to criticize her. It does no favors to her children to receive special treatment and it is incredibly unfair to those children who completed the training program.

As far as physical ability, they are 8 distinct children--some will find it easier than others and some may not be able to complete a mile run.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

I also think it's not fair to teach kids that you can just swoop in with the rest of the group at the last moment and participate no questions asked.

It's not fair to your kids and it's not fair to all the other kids who put in the time and effort together and probably have formed wonderful bonds. They aren't part of the group, period. That's how it goes. Want to be part of the group then do the time.

As many people have said, having the Gosselins swoop in as celebrities and attractions with fans attending just to see them takes away from this moment that should belong to the Connecticut kids. This is their thing they've been working so hard at. It's not right and it's embarrassing. I would be mortified to do such a thing steal someone's thunder like that--especially a child, I would feel like such a tool.

Gift of grab said...

Darla, "You complain that she doesn't allow them to be regular kids then complain when she does."

I think you have a valid point on the health issues, and I believe that, as usual, people on Twitter are taking things to extremes to make their points.

On the other hand, ANNOUNCING on Twitter that she is taking her 8 children to a different state to "participate" in a local, community-organized event that has nothing to do with her/them smacks of nothing but gross opportunism on her part. It remains to be seen if this will turn out to be "something fun" for her kids and whether they actually do get to spend time with other children. It would have been a different story had she simply made arrangements to go and hadn't made a point of alerting the masses. A pic or two turns up later, fine, great, look everybody, Kate managed to take the kids away for the weekend, there was no "mass panic" (HER term), and it looks like they all had a good time. But that is not her agenda. And that is my principal objection, the whole sideshow aspect of this outing. This is not letting them be "regular kids." Not even close.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

Darla, "You complain that she doesn't allow them to be regular kids then complain when she does."

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I don't recall one person complaining when last year, she quietly took Cara to a 5k marathon that was local and quietly ran it with her and didn't say a word about it. We only heard about it because someone took a pic. That stuff is fine and no one cares.

If the kids were running something local and it were quiet and we just heard about it after the fact you would probably see the same reaction.
We've made our points pretty clear:

It's exploitation to drag the children out as an attraction promoting it as such on twitter and inviting fans to come watch.
It's creepy to encourage fans to come stare at your children.
It's unlikely all eight really want to all do the same thing no matter what it is. So some are probably being forced to attend.
It's a promotional event, the kids are working. There is nothing normal about that. Eight year olds and 12 year olds are not supposed to have jobs. Yes, a promotional event is a JOB.

Sue Buddy said...

I didn't think I'd be back so soon, but I almost choked when I read one of Kate's tweets today.

New article: Kate, Walt and Michelle? Seriously?

http://www.gather.com/viewArticle.action?articleId=281474981384820

PatK said...

Darla, I disagree that Kate is just taking her kids to Connecticut to have fun and socialize with other kids. Since her kids did not participate in the entire program, it's pretty obvious to me this is nothing more than a promotional gig for the Gosselins.

If she wants to do something with her kids and let them have fun, she can take them on a real vacation, minus the announcement.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

If Kate truly cared about just having some innocent fun with the kids she would take them to a movie once in awhile. She's done nothing for these kids all year until now. This is not about doing something for the kids. It's about doing something for her. She couldn't be more transparent. San Diego didn't bring the attention she wanted so now it's time to play the trump card, her eight children.

butterfly said...

We all know this "rumor" is a bunch of hooey, but man, I'd pay to see the two women trying to work together if it were true. Can you imagine our accomplished First Lady, a graduate of Harvard AND Princeton, who no doubt put in crazy hours as a lawyer, trying to work with "Um, um, I GOTS EIGHT KIDS!!!"

C (Is for Cookie)
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Kate and FLOTUS together....oh yes, what a thought. I hope doesn't get 'jellus' of M Obama's REAL bodyguards or all the attention she gets because it is, after all, M Obama's program, and she is the FLOTUS, and Kate is...well, nobody next to her. But on the other hand, I find it a good thing that fitness is being promoted. The more the message gets out there, the better, especially for children,

AuntieAnn said...

Kate's timing is sure lousy though. There was an article on Yahoo just a few days ago saying that new studies show that extreme endurance training like preparing for marathons could be dangerous to your health.

Seems to me ships start sinking right after Kate announced her cruise, too.

http://ca.shine.yahoo.com/blogs/shine-on/too-much-exercise-bad-health-study-182330263.html

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

Also highly doubtful you are going to socialize all that successfully in just one day with kids who are total strangers and already most certainly very bonded to each other with their own friends among each other and highly unlikely to be all that receptive to some outsider kid who gets to come in and run the race without participating in the program since April. Kids aren't stupid. They will know this is BS.

Darla said...

I completely agree with you Admin, on the fact that she is using her kids and she should shut her mouth and tweet or blog about it after the fact, if at all.
But how many of us really think that her sheeple are going to go out of their way to ogle at the children? Maybe a few that live close by, but I doubt anyone will travel for miles to be there. I know that young girl claims to be going, but I think the vast majority of the people at the event will be too focused on their own families and kids to concern themselves with the Gosselins.

And I know Kate's tweet about the event links to the KidsMarathon, but I still think they're doing the Litchfield Hills Road Race on June 10th,not the final mile of the kid's marathon on June 9th.
I can't imagine anyone would be allowed to do the final mile of the marathon when they didn't participate in the program. No matter if their name is Gosselin or not.

And maybe not all the kids will do the same event. Cara may want to the the 2.3 mile, but some of the tups could be doing the one mile and maybe a few just doing the 200 yd dash.
Maybe one or two won't do any of the events, but are going to cheer on their brothers and sisters

Wowser said...

This may all backfire on her...think about it...Kate's plan is that exposing the 8 publicly is going to cause this major stir across America for the gosselin 8 to be back on a tv show. But don't forget that in kate's delusional mind they are all cute tiddler's still. America got an eye opener on that RV trip of how grown-up, spoiled and whiny brats they have become and that's why the ratings dropped and the queen and her brood were fired. I guarantee those kids have not changed. All the see, as kids do, is that tv takes mommy away all the time and this is another opportunity for people to stare at them...even kids know that negative attention is better than no attention at all. The don't want attention from strangers, they want attention from their mother. There is no way in hell that those kids are going to cooperate. It's suppose to be hot and humid this weekend. The will be whiny and/or fighting and Kate will be embarrassed and pissed off BUT the WILL get attention from Kate for that. I think Kate could be nailing another nail in the coffin. She's too wound up and hyper about trying to land a show. She won't be able to hold any disappointment...she will publicly display her "upset-ish-ness" with the kids if they don't perform perfectly.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

But how many of us really think that her sheeple are going to go out of their way to ogle at the children? Maybe a few that live close by, but I doubt anyone will travel for miles to be there. I know that young girl claims to be going, but I think the vast majority of the people at the event will be too focused on their own families and kids to concern themselves with the Gosselins.

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Yes let's hope not that many will come ogle. But it doesn't matter to me whether one fan goes or no fan goes or 100 fans go. That really is not the point at all to me. Putting your kids out there as commodities is wrong, period. It doesn't matter if no one wants to buy the commodity. In a way that is worse when no one is buying, because you're just being desperate with your own children.

Gift of grab said...

Sue! Really, REALLY good piece. You made all of the right points, including the hypocrisy about tanning and coffee and surgically altered parts. I am beyond impressed with this one. Kudos! And thanks.

Moose Mania said...

San Diego didn't bring the attention she wanted so now it's time to play the trump card, her eight children.

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It's the cruise all over again, only this time instead of using just the twins to get the paps chasing them, fans ogling, and the tabloids' tails wagging, she's throwing in ALL of them. If two don't do the job, then why not go for broke and use all eight? Makes sense to me.

"Oh Moose you smartass. lol!"

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Yes, I know. You can call me whatever (except Al)! It was either that or a Piper who is a member of Delta Alpha.

Katie Cry-duh said...

Next on CNN, Kate Gosselin visits the First Lady in Washington today to combat childhood obesity. "Like, OMG, it's like a total dream come true!!!!!!!!!!!! Um, it's been circulating! One person on twitter suggested it and like. ROL printed it and then the president told his wife to do it do it do it! Hopefully I can help kids to be smoking hot like me!" She has lost it completely. Her fake press is not subtle, that's for sure. Maybe Snooki can help Michelle with her organic garden next.

Darla said...

I never said they were going to become best friends with any of the other kids at the race.
Obviously you didn't understand my post. We have alot of races in my area, 5k's and kid's fun runs.
I've taken my daughter to a few fun runs and she meets other kids and has fun for that day. Then we go home and get on with our lives. Even if she takes a friend with her they still meet other kids, they don't snub the other participants because they don't know them!
I do the Susan G Komen race for the cure with total strangers every year. Chat with them before and after and enjoy myself, then never see them again. Who said a race is a place to make life-long friends?

I give up, just trying to have a discussion and voice my opinion and get treated in a condescending manner.
(Still think they're not doing the KidsMarathon, that they're doing the Litchfield Hills Road Race the day after, but that part of my post was ignored

Kate is a twit said...

Perhaps there is a method to her madness. This is a press release date March 10, 2012, issued by the KidsMarathon-Connecticut organization. The title of the press release is:

President’s Challenge Program Partners with KiDSMARATHON Foundation and Connecticut Association of Schools to Promote the Presidential Active Lifestyle Award

http://kidsmarathon-ct.org/files/2012/04/Presidents-Challenge-Press-Release-Final.pdf

It basically explains the partnership between Rod Dixon's organization, The President's Council on Fitness, and The Connecticut Association of Schools to support Michelle Obama's "Let's Move Initiative".

Perhaps she is trying to use Rod Dixon as an "in" to get involved with the Michele Obama campaign. It's no coincidence that she is going to Litchfield for this race-

When did she make her "I have a dream" tweet? Wasn't that back in March? Perhaps, this is what that was about.

PJ's momma said...

BAHAHAHA, that kid's t-shirt is hee-haw funny, because she spelled 'mama' as 'mamma' and that is certainly what Kate is known for her now - her huge mammaries!

Jumping In said...

Kaye's kids will manage to run the mile, even without any preparation. That is not the point. They are being taken to an event by their fame-seeking mother to get publicity. Everything Kate does, from running, to changing her physical appearance, to baking a cake for god's sake, is for publicity. There is no real commitment to any of it, it is all for show, period.

There is only ONE thing Kate wants and that is to be back on television, with or without her kids.

AuntieAnn said...

San Diego didn't bring the attention she wanted so now it's time to play the trump card, her eight children.
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That's precisely what they are - her trump card. She's dead in the water without them. She won't admit her days of DWTS and People magazine covers are over so she drags out the kids to see if she can rekindle the flame that started it all.

Katie Cry-duh said...

Darla, lots of maybes. And I hope the kids who wish to run do and those who don't, don't. But that would require that Kate respects her kids' individuality and gasp, free-will. It would also require that the kids feel safe in expressing their desires without suffering the Beast's wrath. Am I the only one who doesn't think running is fun? And I've been a runner! It got me into shape and helped my mood but the actual running? Groan. It's a huge stretch for me to believe 8 individual kids all think this would be anything short of a chore.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

Darla, where do you see that anyone is being condescending with you? People here are usually very nice when they disagree.

This won't be like the marathons your kid ran. The kids are being put in a position where they are different from the group--they didn't participate in all the build up and bonding over the past few months, and they are set up as an attraction with fans telling Kate they are coming to ogle. It's easy to chat with other kids at events like this, but not with kids who are being set apart so much. I don't believe Kate is seriously doing this for them to socialize, she is putting them in the worst awkward position to socialize.

Gift of grab said...

Kate is a Twit, the "I have a dream" tweet was April 18. Don't ask me how I know that, sometimes things just get stuck in my head.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

There is no real commitment to any of it, it is all for show, period.

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Exactly. I don't believe for one second she really cares as much as she claims about fitness or running or whatever her flavor of the month is. She screws around from mild interest to mild interest trying to see what will stick. If something brings a little attention like running has guess she will go with that. It was organic food for awhile, it was trying out other people's jobs via Twist of Kate for awhile, it was dancing for awhile, it was pushing another reality show for awhile. Now it's marathons. If picking her nose brought the same attention next thing you know she would be an expert nose picker. She's just going with whatever is bringing her attention and that has how she has lived her life for years.

Anita said...

I think that Kate and the kids may stop in and support Rod Dixon's "Kids Marathon" on the 9th but they may actually run in the "Litchfield Hills Road Race" on Sunday the 10th (there is a 1 mile kids run). See, thrr.com Looks like a lot of fun to me. I would give her some credit for doing this if she hadn't said you could apparently make a lot of money running. Encouraging her kids to participate is a good thing if only Steve wasn't taking pictures and selling them to ROL. I would bet that at this point, Kate doesn't care who takes her picture as long as it shows up in the tabloids.

PatK said...

Sue Buddy, I love your articles!

Moose Mania said...

Perhaps she is trying to use Rod Dixon as an "in" to get involved with the Michele Obama campaign. It's no coincidence that she is going to Litchfield for this race-

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If all else fails, she can send an SOS to Tareq or Michaele Salahi. They might have some suggestions on getting the foot in the door.

Katie Cry-duh said...

Kate is a twit, yes there may indeed be a method to
her madness. Rod Dixon -> presidents council on fitness -> Michelle Obama. You were able to figure this out by doing a little sleuthing after this whole ridiculous ROL story broke.

But here's the really crazy part: how would this Tasha Pork person put the same pieces together based on Kate taking her kids to CT to run a mile? The mind does not immediately then jump to Michelle Obama for most of us. And what a coinkydink that Kate wants to help M Obama in her quest because it's SO her passion!

Who do you think Tasha pork is? A woman with an unfortunate surname? Steve? Kate?

Moose Mania said...

Whoa, dramatic. Disaster? Most kids who participate in gym and do a sport or two are perfectly capable of running a mile. I thought she had kids, she doesn't know this?

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An octogenarian widower in a nursing home wouldn't know that. He would only know when Lights Out Man shows up and tucks everyone in at 11 p.m.

Gift of grab said...

If Kate meant to say they were running in the LHRR, then why did she tweet the kidsfoundation info when she brought this up in the first place? She certainly led the teen fan who is planning to meet her to believe that she/kids are doing the Saturday event, nothing said about Sunday.

Anita said...

Kate really needs to listen to this high school graduation speech, Wellesley High English teacher David McCulough Jr. told graduates "You're not special". Yahoo News.

AMD said...

Darla said:
"And I know Kate's tweet about the event links to the KidsMarathon, but I still think they're doing the Litchfield Hills Road Race on June 10th,not the final mile of the kid's marathon on June 9th.
Kate's tweet doesn't just "link" to the Kidsmarathon. Kate acutally said "My kids and I are running TOGETHER this weekend in a KIDSMARATHON".

Katie Cry-duh said...

Kate's tweets remind me of when someone talks really loud hoping someone overhears them and gives them what they want.

Buddy said...

I'm actually embarrassed for Kate. Really? Michelle Obama. Oh Lord. She is delusional. I don't think I've ever seen anyone with an ego that enormous.

Buddy said...

For God sakes woman, you were on a reality show because you popped out six kids. People watched not because they loved you or you taught them anything, but because you were a damn freak show. What don't you get about that? Do you not read the comments on the articles posted about you?

Kate is a twit said...

Katie Cry-duh said... 150

Tashapork is a fan who posts on Baby Mama's website. Perhaps after Kate's tweet and link to KIDSMARATHONS, she did some research too. I found out about the Connecticut organization through that website. She probably saw the same press release I saw, and that's why she made the reference about Michelle Obama. The press release does talk about Mrs. Obama.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

She just doesn't seem to understand basic communication 101 lesson 12: avoiding sounding like such a tool.

She would be in much better standing if she would simply say oh how kind of you to suggest such a thing butI'm sure Michelle Obama has much bigger fish to fry! A little modesty goes so far. That way she would still put it out there she's open to it without sounding like such an egomaniac. Times like this I miss Preesi's!

Darla said...

Please read Anita's post #145.
I've been trying to say that I think that Kate and the kids are doing the Litchfield Hills Road Race (see my posts # 119 and #136. This event is partnered with the KidsMarathon.

Admin why did you answer my post but not submit it? Maybe I'm in the minority, but I think kids are very versatile and I don't think this is going to be such a horrible thing for the G kids to do. The other kids (especially the ones the sextuplets' age and younger) probably won't even know who they are. Even if some kids do recognize them, what are they going to do to them? Most likely just talk to them like they would any other kid in their neighborhood or classroom.
And like I said before, the adults are probably going to be more focused on their own kids to even pay any attention to Kate. Despite the impression the sheeple give us of them on twitter, most of society is civilized and respectful. Maybe a few people will want pictures or autographs, but that would happen whether she announced she was going or not.
I agree that it sucks that the kids are stuck in the middle of her desperate attempts at stardom and attention, but that started from day they started filming. They will be recognized wherever they go, as long as she keeps going on talk shows and reminding everyone of them. I want her to fade into oblivion just as much as everyone else here does. But as long as the networks and rag mags keep letting her blab, her kids will never have a normal life.

fidosmommy said...

The point of the event in Connecticut should be running and fitness. It should not be the Gosselins.

Katie Cry-duh said...

Buddy 157, OMG I think I'm in love with you. Too funny

Darla said...

Apologies to Admin, now I see that you did post my comment that I said you didn't. Sorry :(

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

Darla, I did post your comment. All of your comments. Did you see the Tennessee food bank episode? People certainly did not leave them alone. I think that's a pretty good representation of how the local sheeple react in Anytown USA. Some of the kids were outright scared, others didn't want to do it, there was one creepy fan with an Alexis tattoo for gosh sakes. It was by no means no big deal for them to show up there. It was CREEPY. I think you way underestimate how local sheeple react to these kids. We've seen firsthand how they do and it's not pretty, it's outrageous.

I actually agree with you the other kids won't be the problem. This is their day and it's about them and kids don't usually care that much about celebs at that age even kid celebs. Kids weren't a problem in Tennessee either, the problem was grown adults, which is sad. Of course the adults there for their own kids will probably be focused on their kids but she's announced this to her sheeple and some are going to show up. We're talking about people who are going now to see the kids and Kate.

Again, it does not matter to me how many people go gaga over them, none or one or 100. It matters they are commodities. It matters they are being used. If no one is upset that you stole someone's wallet does that make it right? Not really in my opinion.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

I agree that it sucks that the kids are stuck in the middle of her desperate attempts at stardom and attention, but that started from day they started filming. They will be recognized wherever they go, as long as she keeps going on talk shows and reminding everyone of them.

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Because the kids will be recognized wherever they go anyway, might as well use the kids as commodities to sell cruise ship bookings and to promote Kate's running career? I disagree. It's not okay to treat these kids like promotional tools just because they're famous anyway. It is not okay to treat these kids like commodities even if things turned out ok in the end. What about their emotional healthy? They're getting older and catching on. How does it feel to a child to feel like Mom just wants them to get on magazine covers? I can tell you first hand, it does not feel good. In fact it can be incredibly damaging to a child's sense of self, I have also seen that firsthand. Any time a kid is being used it has grave potential to damage them emotionally, be it because their mom is using them to be famous or a host of other reasons.

The kids being famous will be their cross to bear and this is something they will need to deal with for probably years to come, but there is no reason, none, to continue to use them to sing for Kate's mani/pedis, cars, sushi and mansion.

anger issues kate said...

margaret: the Pied Piper of Hamelin, is a legendary story that takes place in the middle ages, around the time of the great plague. This town of Hamelin in Germany, as the story goes, hired this guy(who dressed pied: multi color clothes) to rid the town of rats(cause the rats brought the plague, with the fleas that lived on them). Which he did, by playing his pipe/flute, and the rats followed him to the river and jumped in the river and drowned . When he went to pick up his pay, the town refused to pay him. So he waited till they were all at church and put on a hunters clothes and played his pipe/flute and all the children followed him, never to be seen again. Grimm story.

Kates sheeple/fans/lackeys are like the rats in the pied piper story.

Kate is a twit said...

"She would be in much better standing if she would simply say oh how kind of you to suggest such a thing butI'm sure Michelle Obama has much bigger fish to fry!"

That would require her to be humble-a word that doesn't exist in the Katespeak dictionary.

I wonder if Rod Dixon was at the SD marathon and she ran it specifically so that she could hook up with him again, and try to get something in the works. I'm all for her trying to network to attain something like that-but let her do it on her own and leave the kids out of it.

I am surprised though that she didn't include @MichelleObama in her tweet.

ncgirl said...

I would like to believe Kate just wants to take a fun trip and to share her love of running with the kids. But this is not how Kate rolls. She always has an ulterior motive.

Gift of grab said...

Buddy (157), that was a profound statement.

Here's the problem with Kate's "aspirations": The whole idea of a "celebrity" front-person for these sorts of campaigns is that THEY DON'T NEED TO GET PAID! Arnold Schwarzenegger with the fitness programs through the White House, for example (before he was governor). Not only was he a huge celebrity, he had a multitude of connections and networks to make his participation effective. What does Kate have? Yeah, exactly: Nothing anyone needs.

Her idea of getting involved in a program like this is she will be given a script, she will spend a lot of time in hair, wardrobe, and make-up, she will stand in front of a camera and try not to "um" too many times, she will travel far and wide (first class, obviously) three weeks out of four to get out the "message" to the unwashed masses, and at the end of it all, someone will hand her a HUGE PAYCHECK to do it!

She really is terrifically unsophisticated, despite her five years running with the TV people and all those "branding" experts. Kate, dear, the best thing you could do at this point, if you're not going back to nursing, is to go back to school and find a "profession." Something realistic, something stable, and something that does not involve your kids.

The Bitter End said...

Gift of grab said... 169
Here's the problem with Kate's "aspirations": The whole idea of a "celebrity" front-person for these sorts of campaigns is that THEY DON'T NEED TO GET PAID! Arnold Schwarzenegger with the fitness programs through the White House, for example (before he was governor).
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Not to worry. Millionaire ex-celebs would need to pay for this privilege. Access to the White House, especially in an election year, means a nice donation to the cause. Katie certainly seems to be able to afford it.

I doubt Katie knows the meaning of quid-pro-quo, or for that matter that Michelle is in an election campaign.

Darla said...

Admin said:
Because the kids will be recognized wherever they go anyway, might as well use the kids as commodities to sell cruise ship bookings and to promote Kate's running career? I disagree.

SO DO I!!! I don't see how you got that I think it's okay for her to use her kids as commodities!!! What I was saying is it doesn't matter whether or not she announced that they would be in Connecticut or not. Once they get there they are going to be recognized whether advance notice was given or not. I think it sucks that those kids will have to deal with being recognized for the rest of their lives, or until their mother stops trying to stay in the spotlight. And it doesn't look like that's going to happen anytime soon.
So by your thinking it's okay for them to do public events as long as Kate doesn't announce it beforehand. Because then no one will recognize them and ogle them or ask for pictures? How do we know what went on when she took the twins to San Diego or wherever? Just because she didn't tell about the trip beforehand and nothing was reported during or after doesn't mean people left them alone.
The TN food bank thing was promoted by Kate and the food bank. This event this weekend is known about because of one tweet by Kate. Neither the KidsMarathon website or the LHRR website has anything about Kate on them. The kids aren't going to be standing at a table specifically for people to come to see them. They are participating just like every other child there.
And to those of you who think I'm wrong for believing they're probably doing the LHRR, not the marathon, my thinking is that Kate is being her usual self by being vague. That teen fan asked her if they were doing the marathon and she said yes, but then she also asked Kate if it was the LHRR and Kate never replied.
LHRR is partnered with KidsMarathon. Just because she tweeted that she's running a KidsMarathon with her kids doesn't mean it's the one tomorrow. She wouldn't be running that WITH them anyhow, but the LHRR has events for kids and adults.

Andrea said...

Once again, Kate cant do anything based on her own marts. She needs to add her kids to the mix to get publicity.

I did not mind that she was promoting marathons, or even possibly cheating. Its something that she was doing on her own. She was not pulling her kids in or exploiting them. How will money made from this appearance be divvied among accounts? I doubt for one moment that Kate will put any in the kids trust.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

Darla, if you want to post here you need to breathe, lol. Calm down, three exclaimation points are not necessary. We disagree TONS here but most people don't get bent of shape about it. That's the fun of debate and a blog. It's not fun when someone loses it.

You said: What I was saying is it doesn't matter whether or not she announced that they would be in Connecticut or not. Once they get there they are going to be recognized whether advance notice was given or not.
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I get you. And I completely disagree. Advance notice invites creepy fans to come. She is using this as a promotional event, it is not just to do something fun with her kids, pure and simple, or she would have shut up about it. Otherwise she would tell her creepy fans who is coming, thanks for your offer to join us, but this is just family time thanks. Instead she flips a gasket with excitement when one says she's coming claiming how badly she wants to meet her. It is completely different than simply showing up without announcing it at any random public area with your children like Jon does all the time.

As a matter of fact I don't have a problem with Kate running with her kids, just like she did with Cara, but only if the kids want to and if she is not doing it as a promotional event invite FANS to join them. The difference is this is a fan meet and greet promotional working event, not just a fun family run with her children. She has set it up where ogling is acceptable. She has set her children up as the attraction.

From what we have heard about when they are out at things in public, people are getting to be pretty respectful and leave them alone. The odd pap photo from Target is all we really see these days. So yes it is a gigantic difference between marketing them which is what Kate did, and just showing up for fun.

chefsummer said...

XXXX
@Kateplusmy8 I wish there was a way you could team up with Michelle Obama with the exercize for kids and healthy eating viewpoints

Kate Gosselin ‏@Kateplusmy8
@XXXX it's circulating around... I'd love to help M Obama in her quest... It's SO my passion :) for kids, moms& families as a whole!
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Ah it's to bad the Ms.Obama probably doesn't know who you are Kate.

Seeing how M. Obama is a loving mother and wife and helps her fellow American.

Why should she give you the time of day when you've done nothing to earn anything.

chefsummer said...

Gift of grab said... 93

Frankly, I see porn in her future.
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And some how if that happens she'll screw that up to lol.

silimom said...

Admin said...The odd pap photo from Target is all we really see these days.

And those appear to be mostly taken by Steve or her other "friends" (i.e. the friend at Easter, etc.).

Kate is working terribly hard to try and rebrand herself into this fitness & health guru/organic chef/mother of 8. What I would like to see is Kate try and rebrand herself while leaving the 8 out of the equation. Until Kate shows the world that she has more to offer than just being a mom of twins and sextuplets, she isn't going to be back on television any time soon.

I would even go so far as to say that if Kate would only talk about herself with only occasional mentions of her kids, talk about the things she's interested in and wants to learn more about, I might give her some credit, much in the same way I give Jon credit for moving on with his life and leaving his kids out of the public eye. I might even have a little respect for her.

Unfortunately, I fear that will never be the case. So sad.

Kristine said...

"Love is life. All, everything that I understand, I understand only because I love. Everything is, everything exists, only because I love." ... Leo Tolstoy

My favorite literary Author quote, and the reason why NPD'ers are miserable in their own skin. Too much self love.

Ex Nurse said...

Sue Buddy--
I hope that I never piss you off! Great article--you really put Kate's significance to Michelle Obama's mission in perspective.

Darla--Welcome to the blog. I look forward to reading more from you and I hope that my response to your original didn't offend you. Sometimes, if one or two people post a similar opinion, it appears that we are all of same mind. I can assure you that that is not the case. It is helpful to cut and paste the specific post that your are responding to or commenting

To anyone else who has been reading here, please share your thoughts. Tick tock-- she is quickly fading away.

NJGal51 said...

Kate:

Eating organic DOES NOT make you an "eating healthy" expert especially when you starve yourself and survive on caffeine and salads to maintain your tummy tucked, lipoed body. That's not health eating.

Running DOES NOT make you a fitness expert it just makes you a runner. You're a one trick pony. What about the person in the wheel chair, or the person with asthma that can't run. Can you suggest a fitness routine for them? I
thought not.

Over tanning in a tanning bed? Better give that up because it's a known fact that you're indulging in very unhealthy behavior there to maintain your orange glow.

So what are your qualifications? Oh that's right, you've got 8 (count 'EM 8) kids and oh yes, it's a dream of yours. I think that the White House has a system to vet people and they don't use CJ. Full disclosure Katie, full disclosure. As someone mentioned above, it's an election year so maybe a large campaign donation would be in order. I also don't think that the White House would want to put up with the shit storm that would follow.

Wake up and smell your beloved coffee Kate. Your day in the sun is over and you're now an also ran.

Dmasy said...

I think I am a confident woman. I am proud of a certain skill set that I have nourished and "matured" over the years.

I believe that many of the ladies who post here are equally self-assured and capable. Many are way more educated than I am.

I have read some impressive credentials here.

However, none of us possess the hubris to suggest that Michelle Obama is in need of our services or that she would do well to partner up with us.

Yeah, like the first lady is asking for Kate's pink cell number...or maybe she will just send out a quick tweet.

Something Redundant said...

Great article titled, "Can Someone Please Explain the Damaged Psychology Behind the Content and Success of the TLC Channel?" on pajiba.com

http://www.pajiba.com/tv_reviews/can-someone-explain-the-damaged-psychology-behind-the-content-and-success-of-the-tlc-channel.php

"TLC is also the home of “Kate Plus 8,” and “19 Kids and Counting,” two more shows that reward bad parents for being bad parents. I saw an interview the other day in which the Kate from “Kate Plus 8” was kvetching about the fact that her show is no longer on the air. She’s looking for a new show because, as she said, the kids really miss the cameras. Do they really? Or does Kate miss the money and attention?"

And the crux:
"I will never understand why is is that politicians will attack the rights of gays to marry, will decry fictional violence in film, and go apoplectic if someone shows a tit on television, but won’t say shit about the TLC Channel, which not only exploits those with mental disease, it celebrates dysfunction and rewards shitty parenting. Where’s Mike Huckabee on this?"

barbee said...

For the twit to think 'it is circulating' is bad enough; to actually 'say' it shows her incredible sense of self worth and entitlement. She 'thinks' she is a bag of chips and all that when in reality (or actually, out of it since she was dumped) she is less than the schnibbles in the bottom of the bag (and a saggy bottom it is at that). Here comes MY fav comment again, she is disgustingly(ish) annoying!!!!!! !! (first six !'s are the tups and the last two are the oft forgotten (by her) twins.) Although of late since they have become parentified, they are not as forgotten.

Dmasy said...

Excellent article that actually calls Kate a "bad parent" and challenges TLC on programming choices.

http://www.pajiba.com/tv_reviews/can-someone-explain-the-damaged-psychology-behind-the-content-and-success-of-the-tlc-channel.php

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

Does this clear up the question as to what Kate/kids are running in:

@EmCr68
@Kateplusmy8 KATE!!!!!! Is the kids marathon in CT by any chance!?!?! Please let me know, rumor has it that's the one ur running in!!

Kate Gosselin ‏@Kateplusmy8
@EmCr68 yes, Em it IS! Oh please be there! I want to add you to my 'have met' list! I'm the 1 that's SO excited!!!! :)

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

Dmasy said... 178
Excellent article that actually calls Kate a "bad parent" and challenges TLC on programming choices.

http://www.pajiba.com/tv_reviews/can-someone-explain-the-damaged-psychology-behind-the-content-and-success-of-the-tlc-channel.ph
))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))

My eyes! That picture of Honey Boo Boo's mom should be x-rated or something. And I'm betting she thinks she looks "georgeous."

Wowser said...

I still think there is no way that all of her kids want to run in this. Kate is still delusional thinking her kids have the "cute toddler attraction" that people originally tuned in to see on the show. The RV episodes revealed that the kids are getting older and have emerged as normal kids/adolescents who can display attitudes and most people I know don't want to sit there for an hour watching something they experience everyday in their own homes withtheir own kids. I think the gosselin kids are typical and unbeknown to Kate will act accordingly at this race...ie: some will be excited and some will whine and pout and some will be shy and want to avoid the crazy fans that Kate attracts.

Kate is a twit said...

Tweet-le 179--It doesn't really, because there are 2 races in Litchfield this weekend. One is the Rod Dixon Kid Marathon on Sat. and the other is the Litchfield Road Race on Sunday. Kate never replied when Em asked the following:

emcr68
@Kateplusmy8 so is it the Litchfield road race on June 10th?!? Or which one?! I'm so excited!!! Dreams do come true!!

emcr68
@Kateplusmy8 or is it the ron Dixon one? Either way, I'll be there!!! Holy cows alive, dreams really do come true!!

Although Kate specifically mentioned the KIDSMARATHON in her tweet, maybe they'll be doing the one of Sun. because the Sat. one is for the school kids who have participated in the program. We all know Kate can get confused at times.

I hope that they may just be appearing at the Sat. event(to support the cause) and then actually participate in Sunday's events. This way, they won't be stealing any thunder from the kids who are running on Saturday.

Who knows with Kate?

A Pink Straight Jacket For Kate said...

Dmasy said...

Excellent article that actually calls Kate a "bad parent" and challenges TLC on programming choices.

http://www.pajiba.com/tv_reviews/can-someone-explain-the-damaged-psychology-behind-the-content-and-success-of-the-tlc-channel.php

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Thanks for posting that article, Dmasy.

TLC needs an overhaul. Kate + 8 was a good start, but more shows need to go off the air.

That retched Toddlers & Tiaras show needs the old heave-ho next.

Improbable Dreams said...

Sending out all good thoughts to the G8 this morning...hoping they'll find joy in this experience, and wishing them at least some measure of privacy and dignity.

Kate is a twit said...

Kate actually did say on May 29 that the kids would be participating in a race, but gave no details. Why couldn't she just leave it at that and then talk more about it after the fact?

xxxxx
@Kateplusmy8. Do any of the Kids run with you in events?
29 May

Kate Gosselin‏@Kateplusmy8

xxxxx yes. My kids and I have a running event together in a few weeks...

If she wanted to promote it, why didn't she do it then? Also, I don't consider 11 days a "few weeks"-is that Kate exaggeration speech again?

There is only one thing that is certain about Kate-she will use her kids to further her agenda-

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