Saturday, February 23, 2013

Oscar Round-up

Searching for Sugarman for the win



Practically the only good "reality T.V." left these days comes in the form of documentaries, and five of the best are up for Best Documentary Feature on Sunday night at the Oscars. Many are available on demand streaming if you want to check them out yourself in time for the show. Here's our mini reviews and our pick for the winner.

The Gatekeepers. (coming soon on Netflix) Former members of Israel's counter-terrorism forces discuss various defensive efforts through the decades. The documentary is heavy on talking heads but the history is engrossing. 

The Oscars, Sun. on ABC
How to Survive a Plague (Netflix streaming, Amazon) and The Invisible War (Netflix streamingAmazonare both about controversial issues, AIDS activism, and women assaulted in the military. Both films tackle highly charged subjects with sensitivity and insight. The Invisible War in particular is difficult to watch, though important. 

Plague is not only a comprehensive history of AIDs activism in the 80's and 90's, but also a study of the psychology behind large social change--where ACT UP went right, where they went wrong, and why people who all basically had the same righteous goal just couldn't get along with each other. Some of the old footage the film digs up is engrossing, especially the ashes spread on the White House lawn, and a highly charged moment where a young Bill Clinton takes an activist to task for his personal attacks, scolding him for distracting from the real goal. Never debate a Rhodes scholar, the activist jokes afterward. Thirty years later the film tracks down the most famous of the activists, many who are still alive. The "goodness" and "humanity" the activists showed the world is "mind boggling," reflects one today. If Sugarman doesn't win, Plague should.

5 Broken Cameras  (Netflix streamingAmazon) offers an unique perspective on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, shot by an average Palestinian citizen who bought a camera to film his new son, but ended up turning the lens on the streets of his home turf. As the conflict escalates, his cameras become damaged one by one. Hence the title. Without a good understanding of this part of the world, Cameras can get confusing at times, and be forewarned, there's subtitles to follow as well.

Our pick for the winner: Searching for Sugarman.  (NetflixAmazonWhat if you were famous and didn't even know it? We want Sugarman to get the trophy tonight, and finally get the recognition stolen from him for so long, and apparently so do many other Oscar predictors. 



The compelling aspect of this film is the South African fans who catapulted a gifted but obscure American artist into stardom. The reason why it should win stems from the fans themselves. Fans can go very, very wrong sometimes. But other times, they can be your savior. Sugarman's fans are not creepy, nosey, dim-witted or overbearing. Rather they are grounded, intelligent, successful men and women who in their youth were going through unspeakable upheaval in their country, and found their voice in Sugarman's music (One of his songs asks, "I wonder, will this hatred ever end?"). It was the fans who decades ago recognized the brilliance of Sugarman, made him a sensation, and then didn't rest until they got answers about what really happened to the man who saw them through such great change during Apartheid. The outpouring of love and respect for one very talented (yet unappreciated in the U.S.) artist, will move you. And wait until you hear what the humble Rodriguez himself has to say all these years later. (On a side note, the injustice of what happened to Rodriguez's well-deserved royalties when he was a superstar, and the meager way he had to live and raise his daughters for decades for never receiving any checks, will make your blood boil. Although South African fans had no choice because his albums weren't available in any other form but a bootleg copy, Sugarman is a living breathing example of why pirating music is so wrong.)

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JoyinVirginia said...

Hooray! An Oscar thread! The films sound great!
I am excited that Seth McFarland is hosting. He is funny. And I am hoping Daniel Day-Lewis winds his third Oscar. He really deserves it.

fidosmommy said...

Enjoy your 0scars conversations. No snark there. I'll check back in to see if you go off topic and I may chime in.

Whichever is your favorite movie/actor/director/song/whatever, I hope he/she/it wins. And for those who enjoy the red carpet, I hope you are pleased with what you see.

See ya soon.

localyocul said...

Millicent said... 103

If you are sensitive to curse words, I strongly advise you to put strong ear plugs in if you are ever in or near a high school when the kids are out. The curse words fly a mile a minute. And I will admit, I tend to curse more often than my teenage son. I blame it on a period of time I worked in a construction office, around construction workers. I never cursed much til then.

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Yes! When my daughter got a FB in middle school I made her "friend" me and give me her password. I was constantly making her delete posts her friends made on her wall that had the F bomb in it. I came to realize that that generation throws the F word around like it was nothing...and it becomes nothing. I was so shocked but now she's 17 and she will throw it around in front of me and I just ignore it as long as it's not in public or in front of kids. Really, that word to them is like hell or damn was to us.

Dmasy said...

Auntie Ann, I missed you! So good to see your name again. Have a great weekend.

Blowing In The Wind said...

And I am hoping Daniel Day-Lewis winds his third Oscar. He really deserves it.

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Sorry, I'm not agreeing with you on that one! I was disappointed in the film and in the acting. He just wasn't Lincoln. The film was okay, not great, just okay. Day-Lewis, not so much. I really didn't think that his performance was up to Oscar standards. There was nothing award-winning about it and I'm a huge Civil War/Lincoln buff. In fact, I'm watching "Killing Lincoln" for the second time and just watched "Lincoln" on the History Channel.

I think Hugh Jackman in Les Mis is far more deserving of the award, as is the film itself. But I'm usually wrong!

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

Dodging tomatos, I don't think Daniel Day Lewis should get it either, but I think it should go to Denzel Washington. He was amazing in Flight. That particular race is going to be a tight one and controversial.

Of course I like people that weren't even nominated too, like Daniel Craig in Bond and Josef Gordon Levitt in Luther. :)

localyocul said...

Kirkland said... 99

I know this is totally off topic,but I just wanted to say I've been sick with a head cold the last couple of days and I've been hanging out at home, sleeping and watching TV. Based on what I read here, I decided to start watching Downton Abbey, starting with Season 1, Episode 1. And I was hooked with the first episode. I just finished episode 5. What good drama, and the writing and acting is incredibly good.

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Yes! I watched Season 1 and Season 2 on Netflix/Hulu and now am on Season 1 Episode 1 On demand. It is excellent! I remember my late father watching Upstairs Downstairs. He loved Masterpiece theater and I feel a connection to him enjoying this series. I actually thought it was DOWNTOWN Abbey and thought it was about an nunnery in the city. Which reminds me, has anyone seen this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NMykqW9ibiY

localyocul said...

The problem for me with the Oscarsi s that I can't afford the movies until they are out on DVD or On Demand so when the Oscars come around I usually haven't seen any or many of the movies.

ellameenapea said...

Why do you post that it's 'OUR' pick for a winner when people clearly already don't agree with you? I thought there was no groupthink here.

Blowing In The Wind said...

Auntie Ann!!! Hey, there and welcome back. It hasn't been the same without you!

Who is this Irishfan person on Twitter who has been hitting up on Kate? It's not Iwana, is it? It sounds like him!

"Dodging tomatos, I don't think Daniel Day Lewis should get it either,"

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I'm not sure what it was about his performance, but it was flat. Not that Lincoln was a colorful, wild President, but so much more could have been put into the portrayal of him. He came across as having no depth of character. Perhaps since I am so interested in Lincoln and the Civil War, and there was so much hype about the film, that I was expecting much more. I had looked forward to it for so long, and for me, it was such a let-down.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

I often use our here. Our =myself and staff. I don't care if others want another documentary to win. It's just an awards show.

JoyinVirginia said...

I am disappointed that John Goodman was not nominated for his supporting role in either Flight or Argo. I love him, he is such a terrific character actor.
I know odds are that Ann Hathaway will win best supporting actress, and she was great in Les Miz.
I really love Lincoln. Spielberg, Day-Lewis, all the actors and production staff were dedicated to authenticity. When it showed Lincoln in the White House of the Confederacy, he was in the REAL White House of the Confederacy which is open for tours. When he toured Petersburg, it was really filmed in Petersburg. Spielberg said in a Richmond Forum appearance where he and the writers were interviewed, that he did not hear Daniel Day-Lewis real voice from before filming started until after he called cut on the final scene. He said Day-Lewis raised the level of professionalism and dedication for everyone in the production. So I am hoping Lincoln winds for best picture, best actor, and best supporting actor.
I'm just a little teensy bit biased. Just a smidgen, you understand.

Penny said...

I didn't see any of the movies, don't really care who wins but I love watching the show.

Seth McFararland is hysterical.

Penny said...

Joy, how about the wonderful Sally Field? Did you like her, really like her?

localyocul said...

Yes Seth McFarland is a riot. I am looking forward to watching Lincoln and Silver Linings Playbook. Part of Silver Linings was filmed here in PA in a diner. They are having an Oscar party to watch the show..want people to dress up as if they were at the Oscars. http://articles.philly.com/2013-02-22/news/37244296_1_jennifer-lawrence-bradley-cooper-mark-klein

Kate is a twit said...

I haven't seen any of the movies, but I'll be watching. Looking forward to the tribute that is being done to movie musicals. Barbra Streisand will be singing as will the cast of Les Miz. Hard to believe it's been almost 45 years since Streisand won her Oscar for Funny Girl.

priorities out of whack said...

It's sad how much time and millions and millions of dollars are spent on this completely self-serving 'awards' ceremony.

How's about America looks after their debt crisis, feed the people who lost their jobs and house the homeless before wearing diamonds and silk?

Blowing In The Wind said...

I really love Lincoln. Spielberg, Day-Lewis, all the actors and production staff were dedicated to authenticity.

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I can appreciate your being a bit prejudiced, but I'm assuming that you mean dedicated to authenticity in terms of having it filmed at actual locations. Do you know how many inaccuracies have been discovered in the movie...so much so that Spielberg addressed them when he spoke at Gettysburg? That is not to diminish the value of the movie in presenting the history of the passing of the 13th amendment, but historians have founded so many mistakes in the film that weren't caught by those whose job it was to act as researchers...some little things, some very significant.

In fact, Joe Courtney, Connecticut House democrat found a glaring mistake and wrote to Spielberg to have it corrected before it was released on DVD. In the movie, two Connecticut congressmen voted against the 13th amendment. Courtney went to the Congressional Research Service and found that all four Congressmen voted for the amendment to end slavery in 1865.

Do the mistakes diminish the integrity of the film? Of course not, but as far as being totally historically accurate, no, it isn't.

Sleepless In Seattle said...

kateplusmy8
@gypsi001 I've been thinking about a food dehydrator 2!Then I can make my own dried fruit!Oh yum!Haven't remembered 2research them yet tho:)

Oh, geez...now she wants a dehydrator. Must she have more French outlets installed? ;)

AuntieAnn said...

Thanks and back at you, Dmasy & Blowing in the Wind.
I haven't watched the Oscars in years, ever since Halle Berry won for best actress. WTH? That's when I decided the whole thing was a sham.

JoyinVirginia said...

Yes, I like sally Field, I really really like her!
However Mrs Lincoln did not sing, so her Oscar chances are slim.
The authenticity I was referring to is the overall production design, which was true to the era. Even the actors who portrayed the telegraph operators learned the kind of more code used at the time.

Kate is a twit said...

Sleepless In Seattle-Well you know her birthday is coming up, so she's got to start dropping those not so subtle hints. I wonder if she ever got her Dyson for Christmas?

fidosmommy said...

I can see it now - 8 Gosselin children toting lunch boxes full of dehydrated organic chicken, dehydrated organic orange sections and dehydrated organic bell pepper slices. Yum!

Ex Nurse said...

ellameenapea said... 9
Why do you post that it's 'OUR' pick for a winner when people clearly already don't agree with you? I thought there was no groupthink here.
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Give me a break! Don't you have anything better to do?

Ex Nurse said...

Auntie Ann--you got some 'splaining to do! Welcome back...

Sleepless In Seattle said...

Yes, I like sally Field, I really really like her!
However Mrs Lincoln did not sing, so her Oscar chances are slim.

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Joy, the Daily Beast did an interview with Sally, I think sometime in December. Did you read it? It was quite interesting. I'm sure it's still online.

Somehow when I see Sally in a movie, I can't get her "Sybil" character out of my mind and I still see her in the role.

Michelle said...

I have Beasts of the Southern Wild sitting here from Blockbuster. Was going to watch it tonight, but my sister and her kids stopped by so no time. Has anyone seen it?

Sleepless In Seattle said...

I can see it now - 8 Gosselin children toting lunch boxes full of dehydrated organic chicken, dehydrated organic orange sections and dehydrated organic bell pepper slices. Yum!

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lol, Fido! Don't forget, though, the dehydrated organic chicken will first have been put through the top-of-the-line meat slicer, and the dehydrated yogurt will come from that contraption from France! Of course, the lunches will be the envy of every kid in school. Double YUM!

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

Michelle I've seen it. It was okay, I'm not really into fantasy, metaphoric films, though some people really loved it. Even if it's not your type of movie it is worth it to see the finest acting out of a 6 year old and the corner baker you will ever see. If you have a redbox nearby they have a free code for your first DVD free, it's called "DVDONME" and you can just type that in and get it for free. They have it.

Ex Nurse said...

Admin--
I've been called a lot of things--but, voice of reason has never been one of them..Thank you--will try to live up to it!

My vote is for Hugh Jackman, whose portrayal of JeanValjean was unbelievable. I was so disappointed in Russell Crowes Javert. I really think they should have gone to Broadway to fill that role. His performance (and voice) was lifeless and flat.

Penny said...

To me, she'll always be Gidget.

The Great Kahuna said...

Penny said... 30

To me, she'll always be Gidget.

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...and James Darren will always be Moondoggie!

Kirkland said...

localyocul said... 7

I actually thought it was DOWNTOWN Abbey and thought it was about an nunnery in the city. Which reminds me, has anyone seen this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NMykqW9ibiY

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localyocul, I haven't seen that video, how funny! Thanks for sharing.

Since I last posted, I finished Season 1. My son called what I did "binge viewing". Yep, that's what I did. I watched the entire first season in 1 day! Sheesh! Maybe I ought to wait until at least tomorrow before I start Season 2. :)

Penny said...

My favorite Gidget line was, "you're only young once, you might as well do it right!"

Blowing In The Wind said...

My vote is for Hugh Jackman, whose portrayal of JeanValjean was unbelievable. I was so disappointed in Russell Crowes Javert. I really think they should have gone to Broadway to fill that role. His performance (and voice) was lifeless and flat.

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Ditto! I was just discussing that with one of my friends tonight and I said the same thing. I was so disappointed in Russell Crowe's Javert. I saw the play on Broadway at least a half dozen times, with (I think) three different actors in that role, and each was so much better than Crowe. He had absolutely no depth to his character -- there was nothing that made you have any kind of emotion for him. He was just "there." My friend is a big Crowe fan (loved him in A Beautiful Mind) and even she had to concede that it was a mistake to cast him in that role. How much more powerful the film would have been with someone else playing Javert.

Jackman perfected his role, and Hathaway was incredible, much better than the actresses on Broadway. I really hope she wins, even though her part was so very brief.

Cthulhu the Cuddly said...

I think Joss Whedon was disrespected by this Academy Of Motion Pictures. Cabin in the Woods should have been nominated! Did you catch my cameo performance near the end?

PatK said...

Cthulhu the Cuddly said... 36
I agree with you! Excellent movie! And yes, I remember your cameo!

Formerly Duped said...

As a long-time Les Mis fan, I am really looking forward to their musical number almost more than than the awards! I loved the film! I did not find Crowe as bad as I thought and I was prepared to be disappointed. I think another actor could have done it better, but the bar set by the other actors was pretty high. I thought Anne Hathaway's performance was outstanding and I don't usually like her; Jackman was superb. Also Samantha Barks as Eponine was amazing. Disappointed in Aaron Tveit's Enjolras and even Eddie Redmayne, while good, was not my ideal Marius ( better than Nick Jonas who had the stage role a while lol)
The child actors were excellent as well.

Can't wait!!

Winsomeone said...

OT, but Madie's "All I have ever known is work", sounds just like Kate. If she had said we instead of I, I might buy it. At least she doesn't shovel chicken poop like the boys do. If she is counting filming, then yes, all any of them have known is work, not just her. She spends a lots of hours at school each day, time with her father, and they have a houseful of hired help. I seriously doubt that girl is a modern day Cinderella.

Formerly Duped said...

Ex Nurse said... 25

Auntie Ann--you got some 'splaining to do! Welcome back...
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Hi AuntieAnn! How's tricks?

Haha, I watched two old I Love Lucy's last night, one where Ricky wanted 'splainin' about her household finances and the other she tried to audition for an act at the Tropicana...love that show!

Penny said...

I won't watch the View but I'd love to hear a conversation like this:

Joy: why do you still have a bodyguard?

KK: because I'm solely responsible for 8 little lives and if something were to happen to me, they'd miss me.

Joy: you are no longer actively on TV. Why do toy still need a bodyguard?

KK:I get threats on twitter. All day, every day.

Joy, Whoopie and Sherry (in unison): SO DO I.

Whoopie: you can ignore or block your haters but its been reported that you tried to hire a group to hack into haters accounts.

KK: No, No. Honestly, these fans contacted me and said they wanted the bullying to stop. I had no idea what "hacking" meant.

Whoopie: you seriously think mean comment are bulling? Kids commit suicide for intense bullying but you put yourself out there and continue to post things about your kids that should be kept quiet. Why do you call it bullying when its really just people that don't agree with you?

KK: Truthfully, my kids LOVE the fans and squeal with joy when I tweet about them. My fans consider them family and are so excited that we will all be on TeeVee again. They really miss us and the kids really miss the cameras.

Bla bla bla... Who needs to watch?

Lilly said...

Auntie Ann - good to see you back - OMG - I remember that screen from CBC - takes me way back - please email me - I have a question for you

I am One of Eight said...

Here's a quote from the Sunday Parade interview with Roma Downey and Mark Burnett: aked if they would ever star in their own family reality show. Mark said never in a million years and Downey said there's no value in that. We have a normal family life.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...


OT, but Madie's "All I have ever known is work", sounds just like Kate. If she had said we instead of I, I might buy it. At least she doesn't shovel chicken poop like the boys do. If she is counting filming, then yes, all any of them have known is work, not just her. She spends a lots of hours at school each day, time with her father, and they have a houseful of hired help. I seriously doubt that girl is a modern day Cinderella.


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I didn't think she's Cinderella but I completely sympathize with the kid. She is only 12. She is spending a lot of time at school, on the bus, and doing homework. It's not like when we were kids where you could come home, do an hour of homework and it was done. Kids have SO much these days, no to mention activities. She's also over at Jon's sometimes, but after all that, to be expected to upkeep a huge house that you never asked for, beyond doing a reasonable amount of chores for a 12 year old (making bed, tidying up room, cleaning up a room or two on the weekends, raking leaves once in awhile), is unfair in my opinion. And I also think Mady is talking about filming, too. She is absolutely right, all she's known is work.

Susie said...

Auntie Ann

Be cautious about emailing with people you don't really know, please.

I wish I would have been

Winsomeone said...

Mady doesn't seem to work harder than any of the other kids. At least she does have some after school things, where the others don't seem to. I really doubt that she keeps up that big house all by herself..she doesn't have enough hours in the day. The filming, except for this last thing, was over for almost 2 years now. So yes, I do believe she is a drama queen like her mother. Many kids from a family of 8 would have lots of responsibilities at home.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

I couldn't disagree more that she's a drama queen. We see how Kate yells at them, she must constantly feel like she is being ordered about.

She really has spent most of her life working. It started before she can remember. It stopped a year and a half ago, which is nothing to a child. To have it suddenly resume probably brought it all back as if it were yesterday. She doesn't think like an adult. She is 12 years old. Four of those years she doesn't remember. Six of those years she was working. About one and a half of those years she didn't work but clearly was still being ordered about by an authoritarian parent. When you look at it that way, she's spent over 90% of her life that she remembers working. And she's spent 100% of the life she can recall watching her mother try to be famous. That's work in and of itself! I feel for the kid.

Winsomeone said...

I feel for all of the kids, not just Mady. At least she doesn't seem to have suffered the terrible abuse the little ones did..no lifting by her hair and thrown into bed. What I was trying to say, and didn't do well, is that all of them have had a terrible life, with their childhoods stolen..not just Mady.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

I agree but I don't think Mady was trying to discount what her siblings have been through too just because she said all *I've" known is work. Actually I think she would be the first to say they've all been through a lot. She was just talking about herself at that moment though.

If she said ONLY I have ever known work that would be a different story, that would be rather short sighted. That's not what she said though.

Formerly Duped said...

I think Mady was probably treated worse with her feisty nature. She was the one who had The Spanker to 'happy up" and on the show there were a few incidents of her looking like she'd been punished and Kate making mean remarks about her behavior, jealousy, nature and looks (teeth).
Kate & Jon also said she was unhappy around summer after Kindergarten and they didn't know why- at the Dutch Wonderland IIRC. Sad how Mady has become a mini- Kate outwardly to the 'littles.'

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

Kate's latest admirer who wants to show her what "wild" really means tweeted this to her last night:

‏@irishfan47
@Kateplusmy8 evening lovely lady! How's ur Saturday night? thought u might appreciate: pic.twitter.com/A27AUrxQ2v

Sometimes the strongest among us are the ones who smile through the silent pain, cry behind closed doors, and fight battles nobody knows about.

And Kate instantly identified with it and replied:

Kate Gosselin ‏@Kateplusmy8
@irishfan47 wait! How'd you know I do that??! :)


Talk about adolescent. What in the world does she have to be crying behind closed doors about? What is her "silent pain?" Man, talk about a drama queen.

Ex Nurse said...

Formerly Duped said...
That is the legacy of abuse. In order to somehow restore order, the abused may either assume the role of the abuser or will seek out others to abuse them (once the abuser is out of their life). Hmmm...where have I heard that? Oh right, Kate cut her parents out and is now the abuser. You know what breaks that cycle? Therapy for both parties. You know what feeds the cycle? denial and secrecy.

Oops--just disregarded my own request about not basing our opinions on what we see since they are in a very stressed situation which was arranged for maximum drama. Oh well...if it looks like a duck, and it quacks like a duck, it is probably a duck.

Dmasy said...

The messy taco meal -- that round coffee table is barely adequate for all the taco ingredients, too many small hands scooping food at the same time, and flimsy paper plates that bend with the weight of food.

I agree with everyone who has already said it was a recipe for a mess.

I also doubt that Kendra, who said she doesn't cook, just browned up a huge pot of taco meat.

Did anyone else notice a section of the couch was covered in plastic. Would that be the designated "eating, drinking" section with no food allowed on the uncovered portion?

I said this once awhile ago. It would make anyone "crazy" to live with a person who shouts orders every 3 seconds and demands instant compliance. But, it is even worse for those kids. They switch environments -- strict to relaxed. They are in a constant state of adjustment.

That situation could possibly make stronger adults with great adaptive skills. Let's hope that is how it plays out.

Formerly Duped said...

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2283578/Braless-Kendra-Wilkinson-spills-cut-dress-pre-Oscars-bash.html


Wonder if Kate went through Kendra's closet for 'style' ideas...

Anonymous said...

I agree with Susie. Do not email anyone who you don't know. If someone has a question for you they can ask it on the board. Be very careful. There are scam artists on these boards.

Marie

Ex Nurse said...

I don't think that it is fair to criticize Mady because she said "I" instead of "we". Her stage in life is all about "me" and at that age, I was trying on personalities and trying them out.

Gidget was on when I was that age, and, after watching, I would stand in front of the mirror for hours trying out her hairstyles. If Jon is providing a looser environment for her, then maybe she can escape some of the detriments of her mother's sick behavior. Jon, at least, does provide a safe place and a refuge for the kids. That means a lot.

Michelle said...

Dmasy said... 53
I said this once awhile ago. It would make anyone "crazy" to live with a person who shouts orders every 3 seconds and demands instant compliance. But, it is even worse for those kids. They switch environments -- strict to relaxed. They are in a constant state of adjustment.
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Kendra's Xfinity interview said she removed Kate's strict rules during her portion of the week and the kids flipped out. I wonder if that's due to knowing Mom's going to see them living rule free in her house and the anxiety it caused them. Or are they just incapable of relaxing the rules in Mom's house because their little brains can't equate Mom's house with chilling out.

SeeSaw said...

Hi Auntie Ann. So good to see you back. I've been lurking more than posting but had to stop in and say hello.

And to defend Lilly who has posted here a long time with the same adorable cat avatar. Hi Lilly! I love your cat.

Penny said...

Rumor has it that Mady's arm was hurt by Kate when they were in Alaska. Pictures from that trip show a crying Mady but even while crying she was forced to be photographed.

The only way one of those kid escaped physical abuse was by being invisible.

Question (didn't watch clip): when she said "work," was she only talking about TV or could she have meant household duties too?

Dmasy said...

Auntie, I am friends with Lilly outside this blog.

Caution is always a good idea for ALL of us. But Lilly and her sweet kitty are real and safe.

Auntie, you were missed and asked about often. I am just waiting for you to say the funny comment that makes me spit whatever I am drinking!

A Pink Straight Jacket For Kate said...

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said... 47

I couldn't disagree more that she's a drama queen. We see how Kate yells at them, she must constantly feel like she is being ordered about.

She really has spent most of her life working. It started before she can remember. It stopped a year and a half ago, which is nothing to a child. To have it suddenly resume probably brought it all back as if it were yesterday. She doesn't think like an adult. She is 12 years old. Four of those years she doesn't remember. Six of those years she was working. About one and a half of those years she didn't work but clearly was still being ordered about by an authoritarian parent. When you look at it that way, she's spent over 90% of her life that she remembers working. And she's spent 100% of the life she can recall watching her mother try to be famous. That's work in and of itself! I feel for the kid.

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M___ touches my heart. Actually, I feel for all of the G kids.

Living with a narcissistic mother is like walking on a tightrope. Naturally M___ wants to please her mother, but she knows Kate's "game", and has to also protect her innocent siblings.

Jolie Jacquelyn said...

I'm doing Joy's happy dance...Love My Grandsons, Dwindle & Auntie Ann are all back!

Vicks for cracked heels is just the latest piece of info I've picked up here. From documentary recommendations, to slow cooker recipes, uses for vinegar, books to read, sleep aid suggestions, etc. etc. , this site has it all!

Now, about my windows & mirrors. Anyone know what is the best streak-free cleaning method? No matter what I do, they always look filmy & attract dust. . Yes, I've even tried vinegar & newspapers, with so-so results.

Maybe I should tweet Kate, she should know.

Dmasy said...

Jolie -- I have really tried everything for windows and mirrors. My best suggestion is Cinch product (a bright orange-red spray bottle) and use inexpensive cloth baby diapers. Be sure to run the diapers through a wash cycle before using them the first time. Works for me!

foxy said...

Regarding the foot cracks. If the crack is very deep like Sherry Baby said, she really needs to see a doctor as infection can get in and really cause havoc. I have the same problem and on occasion need to see the podiatrist to ensure there is no infection. I have to put bacitration and a butterfly bandaid on the cracked area. Vick's does wonders also when there is no actual huge flare up. Keeping the skin moist with a thick cream is also helpful.

LaLaLandNoMore said...

I, too, saw that quote in Parade Magazine from Mark Burnett and Roma Downey. Very, very telling. Most of us knew what was going on with the "realist" tv, but the quote from them was quite telling. "You can fool some of the people some of the time, but not all of the people all of the time." We will no longer fall for reality tv.

SwingsandRoundabouts said...

I'm not very good with time lines so I'd like to ask when KK got more chickens. Was it before the CWS or after? If before, could she have gotten more chickens to create more drama and work for Kendra? Just wondering if she was trying to juice up the show a little.

Permanent Name in Blue said...

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swimgirl said...

Kate just tweeted a picture of herself cleaning the fridge. What kind of Mother says take a picture of me so I can tweet it? I have four kids and they ask me to take their pictures not the other way around. She is just so desperate and sad.

Layla said...

Mady is a smart girl, and no doubt she sees beyond her mother's constant reminders of what a great life they have. She had to work to help support her family from a young age. Even when the show ended, she has had to help with the upkeep of that house. Remember the episode when Mady was asking why she has to clean, and Kate said, "Because I put a roof over your head"? Truth is, it was the kids who put a roof over Kate's head, and they were required to help keep it clean. Hoffman's book talked about the time last spring when Kate made the kids go out and do the weeding in the yard, while she sat and screamed at them. We know that M&C do a lot to take care of the little ones, watching them in the basement, helping with showers, comforting them when Kate freaks out. Last spring, the kids were forced to run in a race they didn't want to do and that they were not prepared for, just to keep their mother in the public eye. Forced to pose for pictures so her mother can keep her Twitter followers interested. And now, her mother shoves them in front of a camera again, so that they can continue to support her. I absolutely agree with Mady. Her life, as far back as she can remember, has been all about work. If she feels that way now, then what is her life going to be like in a few years, when that resentment had built up and collided with typical teenage angst? She may just explode. Hers is not a happy, carefree life and it never has been. That goes for all 8.

Wowser said...

Window cleaner: big bucket of hot water...1 drop of dawn and 1/2 cup of vinegar. Wash the window with a rag...the trick to streak-free is NOT wiping or drying but using a 4 or 6 inch window squeegee....after each run across the window with the squeegee, wipe the squeegee with a towel and continue. My windows and mirrors are completely streak free with this method.

Zoe said...

I agree with Wowser about window cleaner & squeegee. Make sure it is white distilled vinegar. And for large windows/mirrors I have a 12" squeegee.

Kate is a twit said...

SwingsandRoundabouts said... 66
I'm not very good with time lines so I'd like to ask when KK got more chickens. Was it before the CWS or after? If before, could she have gotten more chickens to create more drama and work for Kendra? Just wondering if she was trying to juice up the show a little
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You may just be right about that. On Sep.15, Kate tweeted:

Kate Gosselin @Kateplusmy8 15 Sep
@DennisDiLoreto I already have more than two dozen chickens in the back yard :) :) got them two years ago and getting 25 more next month!:)

Considering that it seems the show was filmed from Oct.16-Oct.19(going by Kate's and Kendra's tweets), it is definitely something that makes you go hmmmm....

PatK said...

It makes you wonder why Kate chooses to clean her fridge on a Sunday when the kids are home, instead of during the week while they are in school. She really doesn't want to spend much time with them, does she?

Pity Party said...

Chickens in the back yard? With Shoka killing anything that moves? I thought she had them locked up in the barn - 50 chickens. That's crazy. No one could possibly eat that many eggs, unless they are eating them morning, noon and night. There looked to be at least 5 or or 6 dozen in the fridge on her "cleaning" a spotless fridge pic.

I use miracle cloth for cleaning windows and mirrors. Dampen one with plain water, wipe down, and wipe dry with the other. Works great.

Wowser said...

Oh brother....AND you're NOT obsessed Milo?!?!



MiloandJack @msgoody2shoes21 @Kateplusmy8 I guarantee the CRITICS will watch #CelebrityWifeSwap..2analyze every single frame! #ObsessedWithKate they R!
2 mins ago to msgoody2shoes21

Kate is a twit said...

Patk--of course she had to clean it when the kid were home. Who would've taken the picture if she was by herself?

jl dent said...

I saw on one of Kendras interview that she had help one of Kates best friend from New York came out to help,

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

Does that best friend from New York mean the paid makeup artist Deanna? She did tweet she was a part of all this but maybe I incorrectly assumed she went to LA with Kate--instead maybe she was the babysitter. Who has their paid makeup artist babysitting the kids? Does Deanna even HAVE any experience babysitting? Sounds like she lives a single girl party lifestyle in NYC. Seems more appropriate to have a family member or nanny help out. Nuts.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

50 chickens???

Nothing this woman does make one shred of sense.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

Mady is a smart girl, and no doubt she sees beyond her mother's constant reminders of what a great life they have. She had to work to help support her family from a young age.

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I agree. She has definitely reached an age where she is understanding everything that went on and starting to see through the B.S. The realization she was exploited and very badly is only going to grow deeper for her, I think by the time she is 14 or 15 she will understand it fully. But at this age she's halfway there already. And I don't think it's going to be pretty. I would bet a million dollars that at least one, if not several of these kids are going to sue their parents for their money when they are of age.

Layla said...

Kate's talking points for her appearance on The View:
1. I'm on TV again!
2. I want a new show! Not just one episode, but one that is mine-all-mine!
3. I want a mine-all-mine show, but if I have to, I'll throw in those 8 kids to help "sell" it.
4. CWS will prove to everyone that i have it soooo much harder than any other mom in the whole entire world--which is why I need a new show! The world owes me a new show!
5. Did I mention that my life is harder than anyone else's? I make my own bread and my own yogurt. I'm like this wonder woman/mom! Want to know how I do it? Well, give me a show, and the whole world can see how I do it all!
6. Time's up? Oh, okay...well, remember everyone, I want a new show! I need a new show! The world needs to see me in a new show!

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

That fridge is spotless, what an unnecessary waste of time, WHY and who takes a picture of such a thing.

Also I find it hysterical that someone so obsessed with germs piled all the food on the FLOOR. DISGUSTING!

OrangeCrusher1 said...

PatK said... 73
It makes you wonder why Kate chooses to clean her fridge on a Sunday when the kids are home, instead of during the week while they are in school. She really doesn't want to spend much time with them, does she?

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Exactly! Who does this except a woman who needs to show her kids how hard she 'works', and only for attention. Pathetic. There is so much more she could be doing to mother her children on a weekend. Maybe she should have been cleaning that fridge instead of shake and baking last week.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

You know the constant rules and organization do bother me but what bothers me most of all is her delivery. It is so awful and anxiety-producing.

There is a way to say calmly and in a 12 inch voice, hey honey don't forget you napkin in your lap, as opposed to a high pitched, screeching, NAPKIN IN YOUR LAP!!!! shouting order. Half the stuff she wants of these kids wouldn't be so bad if she would just ask them in a respectful, calm manner.

Remona Blue said...

I'm glad I'm not the only one that was surprised to see the baggies of vegetables on the floor. I'm convinced that the entire cleaning thing is yet another KK lie. The housekeepers (that KK doesn't have) keep everything clean, and the photo is only a photo op of KK's imaginary life...the twittersodes she lives on twitter.

readerlady said...

Cthulhu the cuddly -- Lovecraft fan? Personally, I think Joss Whedon should be nominated for (and win) King of the World!!

I haven't seen all of the nominated films, but I have seen "Argo", Les Miz, and Beasts. I agree, Russell Crowe was overmatched and out-voiced in Les Miz. I love Hugh Jackman and I'd love to see him win, but I'm afraid that he won't. Historically, musicals usually don't usually receive the serious consideration that they (IMO), should. There are some exceptions, though, so let's hope this is one of them. I don't have any real strong opinions re any of the best/supporting actor/actress nominations. I really want to see "Argo" win best picture. It's a travesty that Ben Affleck wasn't nominated for Best Director. I'd really like to see "The Invisible War" win for best documentary. It's a devastating, serious, impactful (is that a word?) film. The women who spoke up and allowed their stories to be filmed are so courageous.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

Putting anything you are going to eat on the floor is just insane. Insane. They have a dog, chickens, are coming in and out of the house on sneakers that have touched feces and god knows what else and probably often running straight to the fridge for drink or a snack. That's a recipe for serious illness. BLECHHH!

They say one of the germiest things in your house is the bottom of your purse. That's because it's often stashed on the FLOOR.

SwingsandRoundabouts said...

Thanks KIAT. I also find it unbelievable that she has so many chickens. Is it just her propensity to exaggerate or is it true? She lies so much, so who knows.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

Now let's contrast this with Melissa Gilbert's twitter, in which she is so cutely excited about family game night with her kids and fiancé, charades, and tacos and Oscar viewing. She is also tweeting about reading the Sunday paper and tweeting her pics for Oscars. She is in touch with her world and her twitter is not completely self serving. I think she's tweeted about three pics of her kids in so many years, and they're much older. She talks about them but doesn't say anything private about them.

I was trying to figure out why I couldn't love Lincoln and Melissa explained it to me! "Melissa Gilbert ‏@MelissaEGilbert
Lincoln- perfectly brilliant performances all around but no pacing and no build to anything. Flat." She likes Argo.

Formerly Duped said...

Remona Blue said... 85
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I agree with you! I think it's to back up her comment that she does 'not have a full-time housekeeper' now so has to do it all alone!

tate said...

So, Kate cleans the fridge on Sunday, but doesn't go to church? And what happened to all of the running? Is that all over? Does she just starve herself now and doesn't exercise?

The View appearance this week will just be all about how she is such a great mom and she does everything at home all by herself. Why, she even cleaned out her fridge this weekend!

Remona Blue said...

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said... 86
''They have a dog, chickens, are coming in and out of the house on sneakers that have touched feces and god knows what else and probably often running straight to the fridge for drink or a snack. That's a recipe for serious illness. BLECHHH!''
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I agree with almost everything you've said, and when I saw those baggies on the floor, my first thought was to wonder if that is why one or the other of the children are sick so often. I disagree that the kids are running to grab a drink or snack. I think there is ZERO chance that the children are allow to grab a snack. KK controls every bite that goes into those children's mouths!

fidosmommy said...

Formerly Duped said... 54
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2283578/Braless-Kendra-Wilkinson-spills-cut-dress-pre-Oscars-bash.html


Wonder if Kate went through Kendra's closet for 'style' ideas...

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Ha! Did Kate ever learn the fashion rule of choosing cleavage OR legs, not both? Kendra is
apparently still a chapter behind in the book of fashion rules. She's showing it all.

Kate is a twit said...

First Kate tweets about cleaning the fridge and now she tweets about cleaning cars. She's being KatieKleaner today, isn't she?

I totally believe that picture of her cleaning the fridge was totally staged. For one thing, who wears jewelry(she's wearing a bracelet) when cleaning? Also, the picture shows the whole inside of the fridge, with the carefully placed gallon of milk(organic, no less) and CoffeeMate. She probably took stuff off the bottom shelf and just wiped that shelf only. Looks like she's also using a paper towel and spray cleaner. No wonder she uses so many paper towels in a week, if she uses them for cleaning everything.

People on twitter are oohing about how great she looks without makeup. Considering how she looked in the pictures taken the other day, I doubt she was makeup free--it just wasn't plastered as much as usual.

It also looks like there's a jar of spaghetti sauce on the door-I thought she made her own?

OrangeCrusher1 said...

Actually, as I sat down to watch the beginning of the Red Carpet show on ABC, the lightbulb in my head went off. KG is furiously cleaning her fridge today because someone at 'her' new network apparently forgot to send her an invite to the Oscars ceremony. And Kendra got to show her girls at a pre-Oscar bash, no invites for KG to one of those either. I may be crazy but there could be some truth here in her cray-cray head.

Fridge cleaning pic - no party snacks this year?

NJGal51 said...

Hasn't Kate said in the past that she bakes about a million homemade, organic cookies at one time and freezes them? Looked to me like there was a package of Toll-House slice and bake cookies in the drawer of her fridge. It also looks like she gets a little help from Wolfgang Puck when she makes her "homemade" spaghetti sauce. Ans the food on the floor? Just ewwwwwwww! Yeah the stuff is in bags but you'll have to touch those germey bags to get at the food inside of them. Kate, you'd be better off not posting these pictures because when you do you just show he world that your Susie Homemaker persona is yet another one of your lies.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

I know some people are offended by the term white trash but when I see her doing things like dumping bags of food on the floor, I always think you can't take the trailer park out of the trailer park girl.

Yes, I know she didn't really grow up in a trailer park. I also know that many people who don't have much are very polite and classy. The point I guess I'm making is she does such trashy, class-less things all the time, and even despite six years in the business, still hasn't learned.

swimgirl said...

PatK said... 73
It makes you wonder why Kate chooses to clean her fridge on a Sunday when the kids are home, instead of during the week while they are in school. She really doesn't want to spend much time with them, does she?

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If she cleaned her fridge during the week, who would take her picture?

Dmasy said...

I know this is very picky. ( She should never have invited us inside her refrigerator. )

Unless those kids want to eat a raw egg, there is NOTHING readily available for them to snack on.

That is not a child-friendly refrigerator. Maybe there another one in her home that is stocked for a large family. I hope so. A salad, 9 people -- how do you get partial bottles of salad dressing? Either that is her exclusive refrig or she does serious rationing.

I keep more food on hand for young GUESTS than she has for her kids.

Someone upthread commented that they probably aren't allowed free access to snacks. That refrigerator isn't where they are getting them.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

Dmasy, I don't think that's being picky. It's just true. It looks like the fridge for an adult who lives alone with a penchant for salads and one creepy egg fetish.

Where are the yogurts, tortillas, shredded cheese, the cheese sticks? The plastic containers of yummy leftovers to dig into? The half eaten cake? The bowl of fresh fruit to grab from? The cold 16 ounce drinks? Just very odd, much like everything else in her life. She reminds me of a horror movie sometimes, it seems like a horror movie fridge would have a ton of eggs and little else.

Kate is a twit said...

Dmasy-I also noticed the absence of snacks. Didn't really see any fruit, unless she doesn't refrigerate it. I did notice what seemed to be a bottle of chocolate syrup on the same shelf as the milk.

As far as putting the food bags on the floor-remember this is someone who stood up on her counter in bare feet to clean the stove hood.

I just thought of something. Remember when Kate tweeted that picture of the kids cleaning the basement. That was taken on Sept. 16. How much you want to bet that that whole cleaning up project was because she knew that area would be used in filming the show?

A Pink Straight Jacket For Kate said...

xxxxxxxxxxxx hours ago via webTwitter.

LOL they have their magnifyin glasses examining Kate's frig contents as we tweet! #Conspiracy.

Kateplusmy8@xxxxxxxxxx @xxxxxxxxxxx

I knew that would happen and guess what? I don't give a darn!!! #nothing2hide #whocares?.

************************************************

Kate KNEW that photo was going to be examined.

She played everyone, and is enjoying the attention.

I wonder if she would have been upset if no one
commented on her refrigerator contents?

Kate equates negative attention/any attention
to being interesting & loved.



Kate is a twit said...

In the preview clip for CWS, there is a fridge shown(or maybe it's an upright freezer). It looks like it's in the basement. That one is filled with plastic containers of stuff. If she has 5, count em, 5 freezers, she probably has more than 1 fridge. The fridge she is shown cleaning is definitely the one in the kitchen.

Remember though, during the kitchen remodel show they talked about an under counter fridge, which may be where snacks or drinks are kept. My daughter has one and that's where the kids yogurt snacks, juice boxes and other refrigerated snacks go.

Michelle said...

NJGal51 said... 96
And the food on the floor? Just ewwwwwwww! Yeah the stuff is in bags but you'll have to touch those germey bags to get at the food inside of them.
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And what's the point of cleaning the fridge if you're putting those germy floor bags onto your freshly cleaned shelf.

She's just such a pathetic joke. Nothing but a photo op.

Kate is a twit said...


MiloandJack
@carleneigras @msgoody2shoes21 @Kateplusmy8 LOL they have their magnifyin glasses examining Kate's frig contents as we tweet! #Conspiracy

Kateplusmy8
@MiloandJack @carleneigras @msgoody2shoes21 I knew that would happen and guess what? I don't give a darn!!! #nothing2hide #whocares?

Seems like Kate is a little testy or did she purposely tweet that picture so that people would talk about it?

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

You could have filled twice the amount of food there so it does beg the question why you need a second one when you have plenty of room in the first. Fridges actually run more efficiently anyway the more you fill them up, less empty cold air to try to circulate.

I don't care if Milo thinks it's dissecting, even her fridge is flipping weird.

PatK said...

You won't convince me that Milo didn't study the contents of Kate's fridge, too. I'm sure she'll put some of those brands on her shopping list.

Winter Wonderland said...

I don't care if Milo thinks it's dissecting, even her fridge is flipping weird.

________

Milo is flipping weird, so it really doesn't matter. Kate posted that picture of her fridge just to get people talking. Of course she knew that it would come under microscopic scrutiny. ANYTHING to put her in the center of attention. ANYTHING at all.

Winter Wonderland said...

You won't convince me that Milo didn't study the contents of Kate's fridge, too. I'm sure she'll put some of those brands on her shopping list.

_________

Milo's only regret is that she wasn't there, peering in Kate's window, checking out not only the contents of Kate's refrigerator, but to see who or what Kate has in her bedroom.

OrangeCrusher1 said...

So I guess Milo reads everything that is said about her over here too?
And she still doesn't get it?

Pity Party said...

I guess their being able to reach into the fridge for a snack would go against the grain of her need to be accountable for every morsel of food that passes their lips.

grandee4 said...

OT I almost forgot that there was a R and R half Marathon here in New Orleans today, guess KKG is no longer invited. Burned another bridge, hum.

As far as the frig,have not seen the pics but I can believe all of it. She controls every minute of those kids life including what, when how, where including how much, especially the boys and it shows.

Have to catch up on the reading here, its been a long week. My sis came down with a very dangerous stran of flu and was put on a ventalator last Monday. It was serious for a few hours Mon. night but she pulled through and no longer in ICU as of today. It was very hard working on another unit while my sis was up there fighting for her life. Thanks to all the wonderful nurses and doctors, she will be ok. God is good!

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

Do you remember that was one of Martha Stewart's daughter's complaints about Martha? That for all her perfect life she would open the fridge and there would be nothing, nothing a child would possibly want to eat in there.

The similarities are really interesting. You know the no Halloween, the odd and inappropriate boundaries (Martha would supposedly never close the door to the bathroom) the facade of a perfect life, the adults only fridge, etc.

kris said...

Why is the food on the floor? She is cleaning where the drawers go...so why doesn't she put the baggies on the countertop while she washes the drawers, put the food back in the drawers, put the drawers back into the fridge?

Also, LOL @ the slice & bake. If she had all those cookies available for the kids lunch, she'd have put the slice & bake in the freezer for a future use.

Fake, fake, fake.

MJ said...

‏@Kateplusmy8

@MY_3BCOLLIES I don't care. I'm not wasteful so if someone gives us 'non organic' I use it! Hello!

**************

She's freaking nuts. Kate, the filler-upper of how many garbage bins full of paper plates and paper towels every week, who hadn't a clue about recycling and then didn't implement it even after doing a tv episode about it? She's one of the most wasteful consumers I've ever seen of our natural resources, ie: electricity, water, trees, oil and gas, etc, etc. She may have been referring to toll-house cookies vs organic, but wasteful is wasteful and she's IT.

MJ said...

50 chickens?

I've wondered if she doesn't sell whatever eggs she doesn't want to Henry who in turn resells them.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

I did notice the fridge was full of decidedly non-organic brands. But if people give it to her she eats it? Who is she to say no? Is she saying people are still GRIFTING her food? That's insane!!

People WAKE UP.

OrangeCrusher1 said...

Not wasteful? Freaking laughter erupts. Umm, 5 freezers, heated pool in October, scads and scads of paper plates, 3 cars, and on and on.
And is she really saying that she is still grifting food, really? If anyone ever needed to shut up, it's KG.

The only thing she is NOT wasteful about is the amount of food she feeds her children, and that control issue thing is disgraceful.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

She just makes herself sound worse I agree.

It's astounding that someone who just made a TV show on a national network would take an ounce of free food. She should be marching around to food banks giving food away. Has she no shame?

fidosmommy said...

Also, LOL @ the slice & bake.
************
HAHAHAHAHAHA! I think all you eagle eyed posters have just put the kybosh on Kate's next
project to brag about. Now she won't be able to
tell us all about how she slaved in the kitchen over cookies. Good job!

It's about time for her to bake cookies to freeze again. So, while she paints the picture of having flour dust floating around the kitchen and sugar spilling on the counters and vanilla dripping, not to mention eggs.... well, she's been slice and baking all along! What kinds of baked cookies does she make? Oatmeal,
chocolate chip, sugar, peanut butter, am I right? Those are all available in the slice and bake form.

It would not put it past her. The Rice Krispie
ad of 20 years ago is being revamped right there in Kate's kitchen. Flour on the apron and face, stressed look, all for making the very simple cereal treats.

lukebandit said...

Oh, Grandee4, yes God is good! I went to the hospital on Dec. 27th(was there 8 days) and a friend that lives at the same nursing home as I do, went to the hospital the next day. I came back and a week and a half later I found out that she was in the hospital from the 28th. I found out that she was in ICU and it was not good, she was around 53 or 54 years old. Then several days later, I found out that she was on a trach. Then I got ill again and had to go Feb. 1st. Several days before I got out of the hospital, I was in for 18 days, I called the other hospital to check on her and the operator could not find her name on the computer. I then thought she got better and went back to the NH. Then I asked her if she was transferred to a different facility and she said no. Then it dawned on me what happened. She passed away before I even got out of the hospital. I know where she is and she is not in any pain and is experiencing total joy and happiness beyond comprehension.

grandee4 said...

OMG, dont give her any ideas, lol. Next week she will be trying to get a commercial gig of her with the damn cookies. And Milo will have another small O over a commercial that might show KKG fake baking from scratch.

NJGal51 said...

Yes she knew the picture would probably be talked about HOWEVER I think that she thought that the sheeple would be praising her wonderfully clean and organized fridge and marveling about the amazing amount of eggs she had. I don't think she thought anyone would notice the Toll-House cookie roll, the Ken's salad dressing or the Wolfgang Puck spaghetti sauce. And the food on the floor? I'm not even going to go there. You can tell by the look on her face that she thinks she's all that and an organic, fat free, salt free bag of chips.

grandee4 said...

Wow lukebandit I had no idea you were in and out the hospital that much. I know you just went home, hope things are going better for you.

So sorry about your friend, she is in a better place.

My sis is my best friend and we both need each other. It was just a little too close.

Stay well lukebandit

lukebandit said...

Oh, kate is a bag of chips. Salt and Vinegar. Salty Attitude, Vinegar Venom!

Chipolte and Sour Cream- Chipolte Meaness
Sour Cream - Cold Shoulder

Is it true that kate said that Kendra didn't deserve Hank SR? I think Hank SR. got enough of her really quick and got the girls night out arranged. I wonder if Kendra got a girls night out? She ordered those chickens to be delivered a day before Kendra got there! She is just mean as a snake. When Kendra relaxed the rules, no wonder the kids had panic attacks! They didn't want to get the wrath.

Dmasy said...

lukebandit, I hope spring comes and brings better health for you. Stay here with us and let us keep you company. Sorry about your friend.

Blowing In The Wind said...

I'm watching the Oscars and doing some computer work at the same time, and I'm noticing that there are no actresses there with orange glo skin...no burned, leathery faces. I guess Kate still hasn't gotten the memo that frying her skin is so yesterday.

Amazing performance by the cast of Les Miz, and so happy to see Anne Hathaway take home the supporting actress Oscar.

Zelda said...

I just want to say a little something about fresh eggs. I own chickens.
Chickens. New England Chickens. Birds need a heat source in this weather or they die.

EVERY SINGLE DAY OF A CHICKENS LIFE you must collect the eggs. Winter, thE EGGS CRACK, freeze and pop. Summer, they need to be refrigerated QUICKLY. Kate Gosselin, you no good lying bitch. I can guarEntee you throw hundreds of eggs right back to the hens to be consumed by the very hens that laid them because you know they are unsafe to eat. or she thows them in the garbage. You cannot leave eggs in the heat or they will make you sick if you eat them.

Chickens shit in the nest, eggs have mud, dust, and poop on them from dirty chicken feet. Every single egg from the nest needs to be collected, washed, set on a clean towel untill dry and then boxed and refrigerated. That friggen witch can never ever convince me she uses the eggs or ever cares for them for her own use. SOMEONE ELSE DOES IT FOR HER. Not that thing Kate Gosselin that pretends she is a Mother. She does not have the capacity to Mother a stupid egge in the shell, never mind her own kids. Eggs have their own life. A living organism.

Back to the chickens. Lot's of shoveling out the poop, relining on an almost daily basis of hay in the laying boxes, fresh water, fresh grain. Who the hell does this bitch think she is shitting. I have had chickens all of my life. She does not even know the difference between a hen or a rooster. And if farmer dildo down the road gave her any birds whatsoever he made sure she never got a rooster. How I despise that next tuesday woman.\
I KNOW her birds are neglected as much if not more than her own children. She thinks she is fooling the world when it comes to chickens. I know different. My lovely Bertie boy is 17 years old. His favorite food is cottage cheese and his coop has heat in this New England weather. So do the last of my six girls. Birds of course. They lay blue eggs. Few now, they are way to old but they are in retirement. Cracked corn, good grain, sugar water and a wonderful life.

The reason for this post is I am angry that the witch has the nerve to say she has chicken, a dog and kids. She does not love her own children, never mind the chickens. Do you think Kate would even know the favorite food of one bird? Do think she could even relate to anyone anywhere that chickens fight for the same spot on the perch every night as they go to roost. The pecking order so to speak.
Would she even know that a Mother Hen would lay down her life to protect her brood, spread her wings covering her chicks and give her life to a hawk taking her so that her chicks might live?

Has she ever had a wonderful bird named Honey follow her around the yard as she gardened to gobble worms and grubs she might have oveturned?

Kate Gosselin, the observation for one hour of your birds would have given you gobs and gobs of material for your next phony blog. But you don't get it. I do not even think you ever felt for one moment as your babies kicked in you womb you had empathy. You took the kicking, the heavyness and the pregnant pauses personally. Now you enjoy punishing them for it. You horror.

The chicken post here is my idea bitch. Don't steal it from me for your next vomit fest on the stir. See, I love my chickens.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

Zelda thanks for sharing that, I have heard it's a lot of work. I have considered getting two or three, we are zoned for it and a few neighbors have them, but it sounds like a lot of hassle and I'm worried my dog will stress them out. It's a given he will hate them. I can't imagine having 50.

Thanks2Admin said...

And the Oscar goes to Admin, for keeping the best Gosselin blog classy as every!

Seriously, thank you for this excellent blog. It's the star of the show.

Dmasy said...

Zelda, I really liked your post. You are as feisty as your pluckiest chicken!

I think if Kate ever met you, she would get an earful of reality. Much needed reality.

I wish we could see a picture of your well-loved ladies.

Thanks for a smile.

Melissa NV said...

I KNOW her birds are neglected as much if not more than her own children.

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How do you know that she doesn't employ someone for the specific purpose of taking care of those chickens on a daily basis?

fidosmommy said...

What DOES she do with all those eggs? Shampoo?
Egg white face mask?

If she sells the eggs, I hope the boys get to keep the money from the sales. Aren't they the ones who do the work? And if so, did they get to vote on whether they wanted more chickens to clean up after?

So many questions.

A Mom said...

Kate Gosselin's latest twitter:
I DON'T CARE WHAT YOU THINK OF ME
I DON'T THINK ABOUT YOU AT ALL
Wonder what all her Twitter followers will think of her for writing that?

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

All those eggs almost making me nauseous. Eggs are a weekend thing here, and two eggs per person is PLENTY when you add in veggies and cheese and somtimes tofu. I never crave them every day. You'd have to eat so much of them to go through them, even with eight kids. Blech.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...


Kate Gosselin's latest twitter:
I DON'T CARE WHAT YOU THINK OF ME
I DON'T THINK ABOUT YOU AT ALL

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By virtue of the fact that she is even saying that, and has said that many times, she clearly does care and does think about "you" whoever that is, the "haters" I guess. She even admitted she knew she would be criticized for her fridge--she thought about it, by her own admission. LOL. When people truly don't care, they simply don't mention whatever it is they don't care about.

JoyinVirginia said...

I am really enjoying the Oscars. Seth McFarland is doing a very good job. Loved all the singing by everyone! love Adele!

JoyinVirginia said...

Admin, you called it! Searching for Sugarman best documentary!

Michelle said...

Thank god they now say eggs aren't related to high cholesterol or those poor kids would be on statins by age 16.

OrangeCrusher1 said...

Pretty snotty twittering, in caps yet, one might think for a wannabe again media stah, heading to The View this week. Something not so good has happened in her bubble world. Where's the happy happy I'm back on tv crazy person?

Melissa NV said...

Kate Gosselin's latest twitter:
I DON'T CARE WHAT YOU THINK OF ME
I DON'T THINK ABOUT YOU AT ALL

When did she tweet that? I can't find it...

Susantoyota said...

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said... 136

Kate Gosselin's latest twitter:
I DON'T CARE WHAT YOU THINK OF ME
I DON'T THINK ABOUT YOU AT ALL

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By virtue of the fact that she is even saying that, and has said that many times, she clearly does care and does think about "you" whoever that is, the "haters" I guess. She even admitted she knew she would be criticized for her fridge--she thought about it, by her own admission. LOL. When people truly don't care, they simply don't mention whatever it is they don't care about.
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What happened to the happy, happy, joy, joy "my life is perfect" tweets? In the spirit of Oscar night, I'm going to go ahead and make a couple of predictions . . . There's been enough clips of her upcoming CWS appearance which show the same old screeching Kate and articles favorable to Kendra. The appearance on the View will probably be short and not so sweet if Whoopi's feeling fiesty. Based on the "crying behind closed doors" and the "I don't care" tweet above as well as other things, I think we'll see headlines about Ms. Kreider being hospitalized due to "stress and exhaustion" within the next few months. She's kept up a charade on multiple fronts for the last 3-4 years, something's gotta give soon.

Now before I get slammed, I'm not criticizing or wishing such a thing on her. These are just my observations and gut feeling.

Sleepless In Seattle said...


"When did she tweet that? I can't find it..."

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I can't either, and I've gone back over her tweets from yesterday and today.

capecodmama said...

Zelda 128...Thanks for all your info on having chickens. I have a question for you. We buy our eggs local from a grain store. The name of the person or farm who brings in the eggs is put on the egg carton so people know where they come from. My question is about the color of the eggshells. I can buy a dozen eggs and have brown, white and blue eggs in the same dozen. What is the difference, if any, or is the color of the egg dependent on the type of chicken? Thanks.

Glad Sugarman won. They did a segment on him on 60 Minutes a while back and it was fascinating.

Ingrid said...

She retweeted the link to a picture that said that.

RT @xxxxxxxxx @Kateplusmy8 thought this might be fitting given the great cookie debacle :) http://t.co/3307sveDa9 RIGHT ON!MY NEW SAYING!

fidosmommy said...

Melissa NV said... 140
Kate Gosselin's latest twitter:
I DON'T CARE WHAT YOU THINK OF ME
I DON'T THINK ABOUT YOU AT ALL

When did she tweet that? I can't find it...

*******
Check TwitIQ. It's a retweet from IrishGirl
(or something like that), and you have to click on the link. Kate declares in CAPS that this is her "new saying". It is attributed to Coco
Chanel.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

The clip I posted is actually the one from 60 minutes! They did a great profile on him and the film.

I really like his daughters, and him of course.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

I have a friend who is a hair stylist. I guess she is having some problems getting along with coworkers or other people renting the chairs. I don't think it's her, she's very sweet and never has issues getting along with folks. But she keeps posting on facebook every few days I don't care what they think! All I care about is how I feel! and similar type platitudes.

I feel bad for her because clearly, she does care and this is getting to her.

Anyway the point is if you're talking about it that much you probably care.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

The rest of the documentaries were excellent documentaries worthy of their nominations.

Sugarman was a take you on a ride, mind-blowing, transforming EXPERIENCE. Beyond a documentary, it went straight to your heart.

That's why it won. Yeah!

Melissa NV said...

"Check TwitIQ. It's a retweet from IrishGirl
(or something like that), and you have to click on the link. Kate declares in CAPS that this is her "new saying". It is attributed to Coco
Chanel. "

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Thanks, Ingrid and Fidosmommy. When I read A Mom's post, I thought it was a direct tweet from Kate (all in caps) in reference to something that happened tonight.

Melissa NV said...

emcr68
@Kateplusmy8 awhhh I miss them so much!! They're the greatest preteens I have ever met! Tell them I say hi and miss them everyday!

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Oh, for heaven's sakes. She held the little kids on her lap for a few minutes after a run, and now suddenly they're a part of her family and she misses them every day. I think this one is a drama queen.

fidosmommy said...

How very odd that a person who craves being a media darling, who has put her own adult life and the better part of her children's lives out there for the world to dote on, and she doesn't care what anybody thinks? Not buying that load of horsefeathers. She desperately wants to be loved and idolized. She cares deeply.

Sleepless In Seattle said...

Now before I get slammed, I'm not criticizing or wishing such a thing on her. These are just my observations and gut feeling.

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It wouldn't surprise me at all, especially if she's worried about getting into trouble over the hacking fiasco. That just might set her over the edge, and I don't wish that on anyone, either.

Thanks for the tweet explanation!

Kate is a twit said...

I didn't see any ABC commercials for CWS, but I did see 2 for Splash, the other show Kendra is involved in. I did see one commercial while I was watching 20/20 Friday night, but it was so short, if you blinked you would have missed it.

Except for her appearance on The View, it doesn't seem like ABC in promoting the show at all.

Sleepless In Seattle said...

emcr68
@Kateplusmy8 awhhh I miss them so much!! They're the greatest preteens I have ever met! Tell them I say hi and miss them everyday!

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If anyone I met for a few minutes would miss my kids everyday, I'd think it was more than just a little bit creepy.

Kate is a twit said...

Kate is a twit said...

Kate may also be worried about Robert's book being re-released. Wouldn't it be justice if it was actually released on Kate's birthday?

I'd love to see a post on his blog saying:

Happy Birthday, Kate!

Now available online and in stores

Kate Gosselin: How She Fooled The World.

Cthulhu the Cuddly said...

Reader lady, you are most astute. H.P.Lovecraft, or Howie as I called him, was instrumental in introducing the tales of my race to a wider audience and thus helping me increase my number of minions. Even now, loyal minions have a website on this internet as you call it, www.cthulhulives.org
they plan a meeting this summer the Necronomicon to celebrate me and my race!
Joss whedon will have a place of honor with me for his genius, and for giving me a cameo role in his movie! this Academy of Motion Pictures did not even invite me to the ceremony! What disrespect!

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

So funny when Seth told Sally Field she was hot as the flying nun. What a good sport she is lol.

I thought it was sweet Phillip Seymour Hoffman's date was his 10 year old son. I'm pretty sure you only get two tickets, it's nice to take your significant other but when you go every year it's sweet to change it up and take your kid.

Juju said...

I thought Seth's comment about how many millions of people are watching the Oscars right now and that because of that, Jodie Foster will make an appearance and discuss her privacy! LOL

Sandi said...

Is it true that if Kate Keeps chickens on her property her land is considered Farm Land? If Kate needs chickens to declare her property as farmland, could the 50 chickens be the amount needed. Thus her property taxes would be much lower. Just a thought.

NJGal51 said...

From Kate last night: "Just kissed and hugged my big girls good night. I can't express how much I enjoy spending time w them each night, hanging out in my bed!GN!" Yeah, I'm sure that all they want to do is hang out with you every night in YOUR BED...not the family room, not sitting around the kitchen table...YOUR BED. I'm sure they'd rather be on the phone with friends or doing anything other than hanging out WITH YOU in YOUR BED.

And here's her latest tweet: "I'm about 2 blab 4 the next 1.5hrs!Doing satellite radio tour 2 promote Wife Swap w @KendraWilkinson. Ah, putting my gift of gab 2good use!" WOW Kate, you're going to do a satellite radio tour and you'll be dialing in to different shows for the next 1 1/2 hours! Depending on the number of shows that she's going to be on she won't have much time on any of them as I'm sure she's not getting the full time on any one show and you've got to figure in wait time and commercial time, BUT she'll be putting her gift of gab to good use!

LB said...

I was wondering about the reason for having 2 fridges; i will bet 1 is filled with only kate's food & the other one is the children's food. I kept thinking the pic is what she feeds the children, probably. Hers and theirs are likely kept separate. I just can't see her spending alot on expensive organic food for them. After all, she would rather give them Seasame Street juice than organic milk. Pic also looks staged too. At least it didn't include any of the children in it.

Rearraiging the Deck Chairs on the Titanic said...

To Zelda (#128): I hope to God Khate doe$ not steal your chicken post from upthread for her next STUPID blog. We will keep our eyes peeled for it.

Dmasy said...

Her gift of gab begins with ME and ends with ME and has ME-ME in the middle.

However, talking about herself is better than sharing private info about the kids.

gabby2 said...

Is she getting chickens so that she can lower property taxes?? As a working farm or something?

librarylady said...

I just have to laugh every time I hear about her self-perceived "gift of gab". If she really had it, she would have an actual job right now, lol.

JoyinVirginia said...

Good Morning after the Oscars!
The dh and I watched last night. When the commercial for Splash! came on, dh started laughing. He looked at me and asked if it was some kind of joke. I told him, yes indeed, there was going to be a reality show about celebs learning to jump in the water. That started us off on how easy it will be to parody this show, them what other things celebs could be doing on the inevitable Saturday Night Live or The Soup parodies. Celebs learn to ride a Segway! Celebs learn to compete in the olympic sport of Curling! (google it for fun). Combine reality shows and have celebs joining the crews that clean Hoarders houses, watch celebs clean up dog poop! Celebs do competitive dog walking in NYC, who will be able to walk twelve dogs at one time?!? Send celebs to Jiffy Lube, who can learn to change their own oil? Special guest mentors Jay Leno and Tim Allen provide the laughs!
This is lots of fun! What celeb competitions can you envision?

Dmasy said...

I couldn't resist the recommendations any longer. I ordered seasons 1 and 2 of Downton Abbey this morning.

(Country living does not allow for all the streaming options that some have. A real DVD is cheaper. And, I can loan that to friends.)

If I disappear for days -- you will know where I went.

TLC stinks said...


Way to go, Zelda! I'm with you. She has someone take care of those chickens. The whole thing about the kids having chores was just for the show.

OMG. All those eggs in her fridge! And I knew that she would post something in line with the publicity ABC is attempting to generate for "Skank Swap".

Doesn't The View tape the afternoon prior? I wonder if Steve is still at her side?

So many questions. Still waiting patiently, Robert, for your updated book.

TLC stinks said...

"While it was a chaotic adventure, Kendra wasn’t flying completely solo — “[Kate's] best friend came from New York and helped me out” — and she reports that there weren’t any major incidents"

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So it wasn't Ashley at the house nor her bestest friend Jaime. IT was Deanna!

Layla said...

Kate is very defensive lately, isn't she? All the I-don't-give-a-darn and I-don't-think-about-you talk makes me think she is bracing for a load of criticism to come her way. Perhaps she has previewed CWS and it wasn't pretty. If she acts like typical Kate--nasty, critical, belittling, controlling--then she's going to be picked apart and she knows it. Of course, she'll blame it all on editing, but everyone will know the truth. All but her 6 most devoted cult members, that is. Who will the 6 blame it on this time? Jon won't be on it for them to belittle, so it will have to be Hank Sr. I hope he didn't put up with a minute of her crap and called her out on-camera. Wouldn't that be nice. I'll have to wait for the recap, though, because I refuse to watch that hag.
Is anyone else hoping that Whoopi asks Kate some uncomfortable questions tomorrow? I am!

Mel said...

I'd really like Whoopi to ask Kate to describe the daily routine she has for taking care of the chickens.

Like she has *any* idea. Heehee.

Kate is a twit said...

Kate is even promoting CWS on her website. She posted the 10 second promo and says "Airs Tuesday Feb 26 at 8pm on ABC. You don’t want to miss this!!

This is the most promotion Kate has done for anything since she had that stupid contest just before Kate plus 8 was cancelled. When it's something that promotes just Kate, as opposed to a charity she is involved in, she goes all out.

I don't think they will ask her too many questions on the View. She's only there to promote the show, and she's not the only guest.

I have to laugh when I look at Kate's twitter and one of the enablers is still asking Kate if she is going to be on CWS for 3 shows, because the promo says "3 week event". Some of them really think this is going to jumpstart her "career", especially Milo.

miloandjack
@Kateplusmy8 I am so liking this! Kate on @TheViewTV also on #CelebrityWifeSwap 2morrow! Kate IS BACK! :)



foxy said...

It was just announced that Honey Boo Boo has gone World Wide. She is a huge hit in several countries. It only took a year for her to get so much attention. Wonder how Kate feels about this. I just hope this does not change the family in the same way as it did the Gosselins. They seem to be grounded and more family oriented like the Roloff and the Hayes families.

OrangeCrusher1 said...

Laugh of the morning from Milo: Kate is Back! Bwahaha.

Actually, with most of Hollywood in a post awards show fatigue/fog for the next several days, Tuesday's The View and CWS is probably inopportune timing for KG. And I have to wash my hair. All day.

TLC stinks said...

Whoopi and nobody else on The View will ask Kate any probing questions. Have they in the past? Kate is on solely to promote an ABC show.

BTW, I read that Kendra has a full-time nanny and a housekeeper. You can bet that when Kendra is at the Gosselin home, it will be stressed that Kate "does it all alone".

Please remember, the show is scripted. Kate will be the vile, nasty one because that is what ABC wants. The issue is that she is not play acting. The woman is truly like how she behaves on TV.

And I have never even heard of Kendra until this all came up, so I guess Kate has been good for Kendra's recognition. Oh well, too bad ABC is airing the D Listers these days.

LB said...

I feel sorry for the younger children that only Cara and Mady are allowed after school activities. The interactions iwth other children would do alot of good in regards to their social skills and self-awareness. It appears that some of the children do not have that...walking in the path of someone's plate and knocking over her juice bottle and just giggling about it. I thought that was a weird reaction afterwards. Giggling after you step on someone's plate and kicking over her juice bottle? You step over it or walk around, that's what I did when I was a kid. They have no social skills, none at all. I think they have to wait for kate to tell them what to do before they can do anything at all because that is what they are used to when they were filming.

Zelda said...

capecodmama said... 144

The color of the shell is just the breed of chicken. The blue or green eggs come from a gentle breed originating from Chile, South America called Araucana. Happy, uncrowded, well fed birds don't cannibize each other and the eggs taste so good. Lot's of cracked corn in winter helps them keep warm and makes for a deep yellow tasty yolk.

Kate probably will steal the idea for her stupid blog but it will be phoney baloney. She has no connection to her birds. I would wager she sends them back to the farmer to be killed and eaten when the egg production goes down. All my girls have and will die of old age.

PS, it's no picnic to have to lay and egg every day. LOL

Tucker's Mom said...

Kate is delusional. She is an almost 40 year old woman who thinks it's cute to add "ish" onto words. Hardly the gift of gab and btw, who goes around tweeting about their "gifts"?
Just blabbing on and on about youyouyou does make make for oratory fireworks.

Mel said...

walking in the path of someone's plate and knocking over her juice bottle and just giggling about it. I thought that was a weird reaction afterwards.

I thought that, too. It was as if the kid in question *knew* that she wouldn't get in trouble for antagonizing the first kid.

Tell me Kate doesn't play favorites.

Tucker's Mom said...

What is the difference, if any, or is the color of the egg dependent on the type of chicken? Thanks.
*****
Yes, for example, those blue green eggs are laid by araucana chickens. Gorgeous.

Mel said...

I've never seen Kate ever promote anything, not even the show where she announced that they were addicted to giving back. Nary a peep about the show from Kate.

The only other time I've seen this much publicizing from Kate was when she had been cancelled but it hadn't been pubicly announced yet. Or she was on the verge of being cancelled, anyway.

She's sounding really desperate this time, much like she sounded right before she was cancelled.

All the other times she could or should have publicized what she was going to be on, she didn't.

So why this time? What's different about this time?

OrangeCrusher1 said...

Perhaps this time she finally has some inkling that there are only a few drops of water left in the drain. Maybe ABC made that clear, tho I doubt it since she has never listened before. Kendra has done way more publicizing. No matter, it's all over tomorrow, a quick blip on both am and pm tv.

Kate is a twit said...

So why this time? What's different about this time?
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As you said she's sounding really desperate, and I believe she is. She didn't even promote the cruise like this. She left that up to Cindy.

Her constant retweeting of her fans' tweets about the show, reek of desperation. She's had a lot of bad press(the book, the CC firing, even the "hacking") and she's trying so hard to make people forget that.

The way she is going on about this show, makes me think that she believes this is the "last chance" she'll get to be in the spotlight again. No matter how many twitter followers she has--they don't matter to any TV producer. She wants this show to have ratings so someone will sit up and take notice of her.

If the show ends up getting decent ratings, of course, Kate will assume it's all because of her, and not Kendra. She'll be waiting for the phone to ring, the email to come, etc. She's pinning all her hopes and dreams on this-but I think she is going to be sadly disappointed.

Maybe it will finally give her a wake-up call that nobody in the entertainment business wants her for anything.

I loathe this "woman" and "her" entire brand! said...

I still found it interesting that there was not a single commercial for CWS during the Academy Awards- which I am extremely happy about! However, there were a couple of promos for the celebrity diving show. It's like ABC could really care less about CWS! I bet the radio promos weren't even set up by the network either! I see Khate is twittering away this morning and even the tweets last night about "her" girls were just so fakey! When was the last time Khate tweeted that "her" kids were with friends. When my daughter was 8, she was competing all over the state in gymnastics and taking dance classes and so much more. My son was doing sports at that age. Both were doing sleepovers and going to parties. Geesh! I can't wait for the G kids to backlash!

AussieGoldenLuv said...

<< Hardly the gift of gab and btw, who goes around tweeting about their "gifts"?
Just blabbing on and on about youyouyou does make make for oratory fireworks.>>

In fact Dale Carnegie specifically says to shut yer trap and encourage others to talk about themselves.

PatK said...

Mel said... 183

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What's different this time is that if her episode gets the highest ratings, she gets a freebie trip somewhere. (If what I've read is true.)

Also different this time is desperation. She doesn't want to only be a blog writer the next few years. She wants that tv gig, baby!

Kate is a twit said...

What's different this time is that if her episode gets the highest ratings, she gets a freebie trip somewhere. (If what I've read is true.)
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I think that only applied to the original "Wife Swap", where they used regular people, not celebrities.

This "3 week event" is only being used as filler until the premieres of DWTS and Splash. I don't even think ABC expects much in the way of ratings. They just needed to air something during that time period. That would explain why they're not really promoting it, like they have been with DWTS and Splash.

A Pink Straight Jacket For Kate said...

JoyinVirginia said... 168

Good Morning after the Oscars!
The dh and I watched last night. When the commercial for Splash! came on, dh started laughing. He looked at me and asked if it was some kind of joke. I told him, yes indeed, there was going to be a reality show about celebs learning to jump in the water. That started us off on how easy it will be to parody this show, them what other things celebs could be doing on the inevitable Saturday Night Live or The Soup parodies. Celebs learn to ride a Segway! Celebs learn to compete in the olympic sport of Curling! (google it for fun). Combine reality shows and have celebs joining the crews that clean Hoarders houses, watch celebs clean up dog poop! Celebs do competitive dog walking in NYC, who will be able to walk twelve dogs at one time?!? Send celebs to Jiffy Lube, who can learn to change their own oil? Special guest mentors Jay Leno and Tim Allen provide the laughs!
This is lots of fun! What celeb competitions can you envision?

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At the rate t.v. is going, I can definitely see
this coming in the future-

1)D-List Gladiators: It's an arena style competition where d-listers are pitted against each other, using swords for weapons.

The survivor of each competition has to fight a hungry lion.


2)D-List Hunger Games: exactly like the movie-
where winning means fame and fortune, and losing means certain death.


What?... Too violent?

PatK said...

Kate is a Twit, thanks for the clarification about the ratings vacation!

Then I guess that just leaves desperation as the only reason. lol

Layla said...

Kate is riding high on the wave of praise from her fans, but after tomorrow the question will be, "What comes next?". This episode filmed in October, more than 4 months ago. It is the only TV job she has gotten in a year and a half, and it is nothing but a shared spot on a one-time show. This show is a build-up to Kendra's appearance on Splash. It's not a build-up to anything for Kate. She is left at home in PA, taking care of the kids and whining about bullies on Twitter. After tomorrow, the fans will be pressuring her for more, and I don't think she has any more to give them. Let her enjoy her all-too-brief moment in the spotlight. After tomorrow, it's back to blogging and shoveling chicken poop for her.

Susantoyota said...

Sleepless In Seattle said... 153
Now before I get slammed, I'm not criticizing or wishing such a thing on her. These are just my observations and gut feeling.

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It wouldn't surprise me at all, especially if she's worried about getting into trouble over the hacking fiasco. That just might set her over the edge, and I don't wish that on anyone, either.

Thanks for the tweet explanation!
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I don't think it's so much the hacking fiasco right now although Whoopi or someone might mention it tomorrow. Katie Irene has got to be cognizant of the fact that it's been ages since she's been on TV, no one except for her 6 fans is even that excited about her upcoming appearance, the articles about the CWS show are mostly about Kendra/put her in a positive light, and instead of a full media tour she's reduced to calling radio stations for quick interviews with only a token appearance on the View tomorrow. This is not going to be her big entrance back into the hearts of the American public or put her number on the speed dials of the Hollywood movers and shakers. I also think Robert's book will be released soon and has her very worried.

I was also thinking about people in the entertainment industry who have stepped out of the limelight for a while due to 'personal issues' and were able to make a comeback. The difference between them and Katie Irene is that they are/were extremely talented and were not known child and animal abusers.

Millicent said...

I learn so many interesting things from this blog - and Searching for Sugarman is just the latest of those things. It's going on my Netflix queue ASAP. Thanks Admin for this wonderful blog, and the way you have helped it to evolve into so much more.

Millicent said...

Ummmmm - doh! Make that Searching for Sugar Man

capecodmama said...

Zelda... 179
Tucker's Mom...182

Thanks for the info. The color of the yolk in a fresh egg is amazing compared to a store bought one. I go through a lot of eggs as I have two every morning for breakfast.

OrangeCrusher1 said...

In a nutshell, talent is what you need and talent is what she does not have. If there had even been an likeability factor, she and her family might still be on TLC, as the divorced mom of 8 'making it work', if even only with the occasional special. Nope, no interest in nasty, self-serving, grifting, lying and lazy. Sums it up.

Kate is a twit said...

This writer at celebritydirtylaundry definitely has Kate's number.

http://www.celebdirtylaundry.com/2013/kate-gosselin-looks-ragged-and-desperate-as-celebrity-wife-swap-airs-this-week/

"I love how Kate Gosselin wants moms everywhere to believe that she is exactly like us. She’s just a typical soccer mom that lives and breathes through her children, does school projects with them and requires copious amounts of coffee to survive each day. In between all of that she is obsessed with finding new and often ridiculous ways to keep herself in the press. If that means using her kids to snag another show then so be it. That tendency I would say, most definitely separates Kate from the rest of us for sure."



PatK said...

I really can't think of another has-been reality celebrity who repeatedly goes on radio shows or tv talk shows saying the same things over and over like Kate does. "Miss filming, miss the experiences, I do it all on my own, etc." Over and over for what...almost two years now? It doesn't even matter if it's to promote this ONE episode of CWS, it always comes back to those topics. Tomorrow's The View appearance will be no different. And at some point, I expect Jon will be thrown under the bus again--because she can't let it go.

Twitterbots said...

All the tweets that you see Kate getting lately from what appear to be new fans are, in reality, just "twitterbots" set to tweet about the show. I don't know if ABC or Kate is paying for the tweets but someone is. If it's Kate, she's not fooling anyone in the know. If you read the tweets closely you'll see that it's always worded the same way. After the show airs you may see some that praise Kate but then they'll drop off and Kate will be back to her 6 die-hard fans.

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