Thursday, December 5, 2013

The Twitter "hate" for Carrie Underwood

Twitter hate is par for the course sometimes. The question is how a celebrity deals with it. Carrie Underwood took on the role of Maria in an NBC live version of The Sound of Music tonight, and it wasn't long before she was sucker punched all over Twitter.


The endless nasty tweets, which have gone on for weeks now, include ones calling her a "retarded Maria" and a "bimbo," tweets blasting her acting ("she can't act her way out of a brown paper package tied up with string"), and photos comparing her acting coach to a wooden board. One tweet even asked for a moment of silence for the children whose first experience with The Sound of Music is with Underwood. Some tweets are funny, while others sound frightening. Underwood has even reportedly received death threats.

Underwood's response to all the hate? A mature and matter-of-fact, "I know I'm not Julie. I know my place."

Carrie is no Julie Andrews that's for sure, but she is a mature adult who knows how to deal with Twitter hate in an appropriate manner. Refreshing.

As for Julie Andrews, she gave her blessing to Underwood, but indicated a live show would be difficult. "She's lovely and I'm a fan," Andrews said.

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getofftwitter said...

I watched it, it was Ok. I was not impressed. I could point out a few things, but I'm not going to.

chefsummer said...

Here's a clip of Jon on CT HA he's still calling her his ex-wife I bet she and the sheep are going to love hearing him say it lol's.

http://blog.vh1.com/2013-12-05/couples-therapy-season-4-first-look/

NJGal51 said...

While Carrie Underwood my not be the best actress in the world today I thought that it was a very enjoyable production. It's not fair to compare her to Julie Andrews because this is a live show and Julie Andrews was in the movie where you could do multiple takes until you got it right and the singing is all dubbed in after the fact. They also forget that this is the Broadway version and not the movie version of the show and that Mary Martin originated the role. With a little more training CU might just have a career on Broadway because she's got the pipes to be in a musical. BTW, I saw Julie Andrews and Richard Burton on Broadway in Camelot and refuse to ever see another live production of it because how can you top that cast!

Greedy Gosselins said...

With a little more training CU might just have a career on Broadway because she's got the pipes to be in a musical

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This is the funniest thing I've read all day. I hope you're kidding!

Susie Cincinnati said...

I enjoyed the show. Carrie is not an actress, nor does she profess to be. Her vocals were excellent. She came across as being very sweet and almost child-like and it was an interesting interpretation of this production. I was most impressed with the voice of Audra McDonald as Mother Abbess. Wow.

Susie Cincinnati said...

With a little more training CU might just have a career on Broadway because she's got the pipes to be in a musical

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This is the funniest thing I've read all day. I hope you're kidding!

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I didn't think it was funny. I've seen much worse on Broadway, especially some of those gals who were cast in Chicago who couldn't sing or act. Carrie has the voice to carry it, but I'm not sure how well she'd do as an actress.

JoyinVirginia said...

She would not be the first American Idol alum to appear on Broadway and pump up ticket sales for a play.
I saw Justin Guarini in Green Day s American Idiot and he was good. Also Sanjaya was in Freckleface Strawberry, Clay Aiken was in Spamalot and really boosted ticket sales during his run, Taylor Hicks was in Grease, and other AI contestants have been on Broadway or in touring shows.
Carrie has a very successful music career. I have to admire her willingness to try something very different than her usual stage show.
Admin, thanks for new post!

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

Lol this hashtag is funny! #soundofmusicpickuplines

prairiemary said...

Oh, I can't believe I missed it! Both my DH and I spent the day dozing off and on, we both seem to have one of the many 'bugs' going around. Our queen size bed got a little small today, because the 3 little dogs seem to think they had to be dozing with us all day, I always get a laugh over them.
I am a big fan of Carrie's music.

T. said...

http://youtu.be/qlQufy5QPRA

Just found this little gem from the Baltimore Book Festival. Although we have seen bits and pieces posted previously, this video appears to be the official one that was being filmed. So much was wrong with what I saw, that I'm not sure where to even begin the list. From her hair, to the most awkward presentation (um um um!), to the obvious editing, and the very sporadic applause at the end, it's all various degrees of awful. For those lacking the willpower to force themselves through watching this debacle, I suggested giving the first 5 minutes and her pointing knife reference a go. It cannot be described!

Vanessa said...

I sat through 30 mins and couldn't watch anymore, but that doesn't mean squat. A lot of people were enjoying it (had laptop open on fb while watching)
The thing with the twitter hate is when it's being directed at a full fledged narcissist as opposed to one who's not. When it's being directed at someone who DEEP DOWN knows they ARE nothing, ARE guilty of heinous actions, and ARE genuinely paranoid and delusional, they deflect OR go after you. If someone tells tfw on twitter "you're a child abuser, animal abuser" etc (in more colorful language of course) in her mind she HAS to stand up because it's a threat to the IMAGE she "thinks" she's perfectly portrayed. It escalated to the lawsuit etc. because PEOPLE DIDN'T BACK DOWN.
Carrie on the other hand is a good person-the hate will not bring out the ugly in her. Just like that restaurant ower? The one on Ramsey's show that you did a post on Admin? Unstable, right?

Bitchy Pants said...

I watched "The Sound of Music" last night. I had a lot of doubts going in and, unfortunately, I still do. I like Carrie Underwood. She has a lovely voice and knows what to do with it, but I didn't think she'd be up to doing a Broadway caliber musical, either vocally or with the acting. The part of Maria requires tremendous range, and she just wasn't up to it. Her singing was good but the acting was wooden. She had no chemistry with Steven Moyer (I didn't care much for him as The Captain, either) and there was just no "spark" to her performance. Audra McDonald blew her completely out of the water vocally, but then Audra McDonald can blow just about anyone out of the water. The kids were good, the staging was interesting, but I've seen better productions.

Tucker's Mom -- Florence Henderson was in her 20's when "The Sound of Music" was first produced. She could, possibly, have played Liesl. I don't know. However, I do know that she played Maria in a touring production, because I saw the show. This was sometime in the late 70's.

Vanessa said...

http://youtu.be/qlQufy5QPRA
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oh good, I thought it was about Carrie! Ugh!
OMFG that was painful. You're right, 5 mins is enough, too much in fact. If she said "little little little pieces" "chop up very very very fine" one more time! And there you have it, 'trying' to be funny about the knife? See how it comes across? So uncomfortable for the viewer AND for her, she looked so out of her comfort zone, this is NOT for her.

Tucker's Mom said...

BTW, I saw Julie Andrews and Richard Burton on Broadway in Camelot and refuse to ever see another live production of it because how can you top that cast!
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NJ Gal, I hear you. I saw a handful of iconic actors who originated roles in Broadway plays, including Yule Brynner in The King And I, and Richard Harris in Camelot.
Joel Grey had his understudy fill in when I saw Cabaret though, so bummer there!
As a little girl, Mom used to take me into Philly to see plays and "do lunch". What a treat, especially the train ride!
She definitely instilled a love of theater and performance in me.

Tucker's Mom said...

BTW, I saw Julie Andrews and Richard Burton on Broadway in Camelot and refuse to ever see another live production of it because how can you top that cast!
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To add, we saw Fantasia in The Color Purple and she left it all on the stage, boy! I mean, she was wrung out by the (tearful*) end and I appreciated her putting her heart and soul into her performance.

*I've seen the movie several times and love it, so I KNeW I was going to cry at the end of the play. To that end, I stuffed some tissues in my bra so I'd be able to access them easily and not rifle through my purse when I needed them.
DH gives me the "oh boy, she's going to cry now" look, which I did. Then, I hear "sniffle, sniffle, sniffle" coming from the row behind us, so I turned around slightly to see who was balling with me, and it was a handful of African American MEN, sobbing next to their dates!
DH got the "See! I'm not the only one!" look.

Upstater said...

T. said... 10
http://youtu.be/qlQufy5QPRA

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Counted 10 "ums" in the first 2:10 minutes. Couldn't watch anymore.....but thanks for the link.

I watched the Sound of Music. Overall it was great. Audra McDonald, spectacular! Carrie Underwood, vocals were great, acting was pretty bad. After her first speaking scene I wondered if I would get through all three hours of the show. I did because the rest of it was pretty good.

TLC stinks said...

Did not watch SOM. Nothing can compare to the original.

Ha ha, of course Kate and Milo read here. I bet they've even posted. I'm fine with it. Hopefully Kate will learn about taking care of birds.

As far as the dental issue, interesting that Kate AND Milo felt the need to explain. See what I have been saying about those two working in concert? Hey, Milo... So what's the going rate for a SYCOPHANT these days? Sick.

TLC stinks said...

Excerpt from online blogger:

Sycophants and narcissists go together like bread and butter: The narcissist is the bread and the sycophant is the butter!

A sycophant is a toadying flatterer, a “suck up” or a “brown noser.” The sycophant doesn’t just want to get along, they actually enjoy playing the role of the loyal underling to anyone whom they perceive as having influence or authority.

The narcissist (described in previous rants) requires infinite, unmitigated, constant approval from others. They cannot tolerate the slightest bit of criticism or even dissent. They see reflections of themselves everywhere and in everything they see. If they form an attachment to an idea, then they can become hostile to anyone who has an opinion that doesn’t support that idea because they see the idea as an extension of themselves. Therefore, criticism of that thing becomes, in the narcissist’s mind, a criticism of themselves.

Because the narcissist requires constant approval, he (or she) is often attracted to certain positions where he can receive the unquestioned, unchallenged worship of sycophants. The list is myriad.

Both the narcissist and his counterpart, the sycophant, are attracted to structures and order. They both despise dissent.

Sycophants are conformists; they’re like mercury (quicksilver). They can mold themselves to any authority figure or any social group.

Narcissists are attracted to positions of power and authority.

Sycophants are conformists who worship those with perceived power and authority.

Tucker's Mom said...

Bitchy Pants said... 12
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This pretty much sums up my feelings about Carrie U in TSOM last night.
I was pulling for her, because she knew she'd face adversity and challenge herself in ways she probably didn't even fathom to begin with.
Carrie's acting is just there. It is high school production level, but rose to community theater when she sang.
I know that sounds harsh, but I do not mean to cut her down. I have no idea whether or not more acting experience under her belt before the live TSOM was televised would have helped.
She certainly did jump into the deep end on many levels, and did it with integrity and hard work. That was obvious.
Carrie looked very stilted and nervous in her first scene, and I thought she'd find her stride, but I don't think she ever did.
The scene where she meets the Von Trap children and begins singing with them while scaling the grand staircase of the set was really worrisome.
Carrie could not breathe! Her nerves just got her and she wasn't using her diaphragm correctly and her throat was closing and oh dear!
The Captain was cold and wooden, but could sing.
The Countess was good, too.
Most of the children can sing and act, but looked like they were acting on stage, not a tv set, so their glances went here, there and everywhere, projecting up to a Mezzanine that wasn't there.
Eh, oh well. I watched it all because I was committed and was pulling for the entire cast.
Probably not going to be seen again in my home, but I sure do want to watch the movie sometime very soon.

Tess said...

Just watched the clip of Jon on CT. Gawd, how embarrassing. Why he chose to put himself in the middle of that freak show is beyond comprehension. Even if the money wàs good, how utterly trashy, for lack of a bettèr word. Poor kids.

Tucker's Mom said...

BTW, the cast of Matilda is on the Today Show this morning, including Mara Wilson. A Blue Ray edition is out.
All the kids in the movie were invited to a Tea Party by Danny and Rea for a reunion and special footage for the Blue Ray.
Not much discussed besides the movie and it's message, which despite its subversive platform, is positive.

Tucker's Mom said...

I watched the Couples Therapy promo and it just reinforces my lack of support for Jon doing this. Again, still keeping a somewhat open mind until it airs, but these teasers are just not something you want your child to see:
"I wasted my whole f*cking life", as Jon demolishes the set in some sort of pseudo-cathartic, drama-producing "therapy" session.
Ugh.
Oy Vey Schmear.

NJGal51 said...

I've seen a lot of good and bad on Broadway. I didn't say that she should play Maria but I could see her doing a show. If she wants to peruse acting she'd need to take lessons as not all are born to the craft and have to learn it. I enjoyed the production but given the choice would watch The movie with Julie Andrews.

NJGal51 said...

@Spar_kle_Girl: HI @Kateplusmy8 The braces debate is ridiculous. The haters are just picking . I'd think Jon would go to 15 mins & tell them to shut up.

This was posted 20 minutes ago. I guess this fan should check this site again because we've moved on. I really don't think there was any real debate here. It was discussed and dropped. I guess we've found one of our many shit stirrers.

Tucker's Mom said...

Thanks for the (painful) link to Kate's cooking demo at the book fest.
Whew, she's nervous and needs intensive media training in this area. I can now see clearly why she did not do a cooking demo on the Today Show, and her other demos were basically putting the finishing touches on things like cake, vs. taking a recipe from beginning to end, like the Shepherd's Pie kid did.
(pedantically inserting that it is actually Cottage Pie)
Kate makes the point that she chops all the vegetables very small to hide them, and for her kids' ages, that's something you shouldn't have to do anymore.
Moreover, Kate says she doesn't cut up food correctly because she's not a chef, but she doesn't even hold the knife correctly. If she injures herself while cutting, it's not because the kids distract her (as she claims), it's because the knife is unstable!
I'm not a chef, but know that knife skills are important and being that knifes are (or should be) very sharp, you really have to have some discipline to learn how to use them correctly.
I think I've developed carpal tunnel syndrome just watching that demo ;-)

Jumping In said...

T. 10.....That cooking demonstration was painful to watch on so many different levels. When she was chopping the cucumber and going on about how much they all love it, I swear it was zucchini she was cutting up, (although I always use English cucumbers, and might be wrong).

Without the kids to prop her up she has nothing original to offer on her own. Watching her make the simplest of pasta salads without being embarrassed, just shows how she believes she can still trade on her ex-husband's name and old television shows. Sad, it really was cringe-worthy.

Vanessa said...

@Spar_kle_Girl: HI @Kateplusmy8 The braces debate is ridiculous. The haters are just picking . I'd think Jon would go to 15 mins & tell them to shut up.
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Out of EVERYTHING she's been criticized about, THIS is what gets them frazzled?

TLC stinks said...

Oh wow. Thanks for that YouTube link. And this woman wanted a cooking show?! The hand flapping, saying yummy, and the pauses were distracting and painful. She obviously doesn't cook much in the kitchen; doesn't know how to chop. I could only stand to watch half if it. She totally doesn't have the ability to relate nor have a comfortable conversation with an audience. Her jokes fell flat. If that was an audition tape, she better go back to nursing pronto. Simply painful to watch.

TLC stinks said...

Both Jon and Kate are jokes in the talent department. It was just a freak deal for them that the reality show platform worked because nobody expected to see polished performances. It was supposed to be REALITY after all even if they were given loose instructions and lines. They both need to get over it and move on.

cathyn said...

Always thought that TFW had some designs on doing a Sound of Music Production that would include the 8 with her many references to the Sound of Music. Sure she can't sing but her not being able to dance never stopped her appearance on DWTS. Also, her not being able to cook didn't stop her from publishing a cookbook.

TLC stinks said...

What the fans don't realize is that there would not even be comments made if she did not post public pictures of her kids and also make big deals out of braces parties. Of course one has to wonder why this child does not have braces yet after she's made such a big deal out of it for the other kids (girls). If she had not done that, nobody would comment about the child's appearance. Sheesh.

Tucker's Mom said...

Her jokes fell flat. If that was an audition tape, she better go back to nursing pronto. Simply painful to watch.
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I get that Kate wanted to start in the shallow end of the pool, for her own comfort level. But, she ought to have taken the audience in mind, and their general intelligence level.
Pasta salad with a bottle or packet of dressing is something anyone with a modicum of cooking skills can do. Boiling water-level skill.
It's insulting and wasting people's time.
Kate doesn't seem to get that. She seems to want to skate by on her old shows' popularity and being a mom of HOM's. It's not enough.
The audience, who bought the book, took the time out of their day to come and see her and maybe even want to uh, learn something, deserve better.
At it's conception, the idea of making a basic pasta salad simply wasn't good enough to begin with, let alone the desecrated delivery that Kate stumbled through.
I've done quite a bit of teaching and speaking in my career, and as a mentor, I would always tell people to never put yourself down, or interject superfluous buffoonery and "inside" jokes because it puts your insecurities at the forefront.
No one gets it and no one thinks you're cute.
Leave "cutesy" at the door, don your authoritative pants, and do the job that you are there to do. From there, you can build on pleasantries and anecdotes and you feel more ease, and less nerves.

Tucker's Mom said...

Anyone catch how Kate threw her mom under the bus in that demo?
She points with a knife and says it's because her mom did that, and she wasn't saying it with any endearment whatsoever.
Nice.

LisaNH said...

I didn't see Sound of Music with Carrie. I'm not a big fan of the musical (was forced to sing all the songs from the movie when I was in Glee club back in high school-I'm still burned out 30 years later).

As a person, I've never been impressed with Carrie. I just don't think she has much of a personality. Great voice, but not a lot of spark there in her persona. But she seems like she lives a decent life, isn't controversal, she just is there.

Tucker's Mom said...

cathyn said... 30
Always thought that TFW had some designs on doing a Sound of Music Production that would include the 8 with her many references to the Sound of Music. Sure she can't sing but her not being able to dance never stopped her appearance on DWTS. Also, her not being able to cook didn't stop her from publishing a cookbook.
December 6, 2013 at 6:35 AM
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It's de rigueur for Reality TV show personalities to secure singing and writing gigs, even though they can not sing nor write.
Who can forget classics such as "Tardy For The Party" and "Money Can't Buy You Class", and tomes such as "Drinking And Tweeting" and "Class With The Countess".
Yeats, Keats, Whitman and Twain are but hacks in comparison!
But seriously, Kate got on DWTS as many D listers do. Yawn. Kate got her cookbook into print because she still managing to run on the fumes of her dying TV career.
These are talentless people who became well known and rich for manufacturing drama in TV, which is to say, ad revenue. Of course they'll be approached and used for everything and anything they are willing to sell their name and image to endorse, including books, recording, vodka, cosmetics, hair products.... and even a piece of crap, phallic-inspired ab equipment.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

Why do you need to be a chef to hold a knife properly? Everyone who cooks should learn how to use a knife properly to make cutting easier, more efficient, and most of all safer. What a dumb comment.

Kate is a twit said...

I watched TSOM, and agree that Carrie Underwood's acting could use some improvement. With that said, we have to remember that this was a live TV production and is quite different from both a movie or a Broadway show. In a movie, there are retakes and editing. In a Broadway show, you don't get close-ups of the actors and don't see their facial expressions. So it's hard to compare a TV show to those venues.

I watched it for what it was--a live TV performance. Over all, I enjoyed it. Yes, it could have been better, but I think it's unfair to compare to the iconic movie or a Broadway production.

I think the whole cast did great, especially under the pressure of it being a live performance.



T said...

Yes, the demo was certainly excruciating to watch, and it actually gets worse if you watch the related book fair cooking demo's in contrast. In comparison to the posted demo's of Brian Botanio (sp?) and Daphne Oz, it becomes evident how unprepared she was. She should have had plenty of time to rehearse, since this was not a last minute engagement. Her ability to consistently contradict herself (often within the same sentence) continues to offend me: "I chop the veggies very small so the kids won't even know they're there", "the kids love to help chop the veggies", um What? Why are you hiding them after they chopped them? Ugh! She makes no sense, I don't even know why I try. On second thought, I do know why I try: like many of you, I think that I am desperately hoping that one of these days she will learn from her mistakes and actually do better for the sake of her children. I find it so sad that she lacks the self reflection needed to become both a better parent and a better person. Jon also continues to disappoint me, but his efforts to become a better father and learn from his mistakes are more obvious. If she's trying to grow, it's not showing.

Also, whatever she is doing to her face must stop. Only her lower chin/jaw area were moving and the rest of her face was completely frozen. Her tenseness was causing grimacing and jaw clenching, but her face is just so frozen that it just looked really weird. I found it distracting.

PS. I couldn't believe how little the amount of feta cheese was that she incorporated in that great big salad. It was pre-measured, and all she had to do was sprinkle it in , but c'mon, it couldn't have been more than 1/4 cup at the most!

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

What braces "debate"? I count all of about three comments about it and they are from about 18 hours ago. There isn't even a single comment about it in this thread. lol! They make themselves sound very defensive and they overcompensate. Never a good thing.

T said...

I forgot to add that last night the YouTube video only had 343 views since it was posted 11/15/13. Where's that fantastic popularity that the sheep are always crowing about? And since we all know that they read here: your welcome sheeple! Enjoy this disaster! I anticipate that the link will be posted on her timeline in 3...2...1

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

What braces "debate"? I count all of about three comments about it and they are from about 18 hours ago. There isn't even a single comment about it in this thread. lol! They make themselves sound very defensive and they overcompensate. Never a good thing.
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There were really quite a few comments yesterday. They were on Twitter. I believe most of the comments fans make about the haters relate to Twitter comments, not comments here. Not sure there are many fans who read here. Only the most hard core.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

Tweet I can't speak to what happened on Twitter but that tweet was accusing THIS site of a braces "debate", they specifically said "15." I assume that's us. It's an uncalled for and untrue comment, IMO.

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

Admin, I saw that. The haters believe that Jon reads and posts here and that you and he are friends and that you do his bidding. The tweeter was suggesting that Jon use 15 Min as a way to get the word out to all haters.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

Not only did she say her kids help her chop veggies, she also says her kids love vegetables. If they love vegetables why are you bothering to hide them? I thought the point of hiding vegetables was to get kids who don't like them to accidentally eat them.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

That's ridiculous. Jon's gag order is over and he's given his share of interviews to say exactly what he thinks. He doesn't need to hide behind blogs anymore.

Why do they think he would do that? Because that's what Kate would do?

NJGal51 said...

There was a time when TFW waxed poetic about how many cooking shows she and the kids watched on The Food Network. I'm going to hazard a guess and say that she had already auditioned for or was getting ready to audition for a show that she'd pitched to them. After watching that demo one can see why she was told not only no but HELL NO! That was painful to watch. Funny that she doesn't tweet about watching those cooking shows any more. I guess "mommy's cooking show" will have to stay in her kitchen with an audience of 8 (well maybe 9 if Zorro is allowed to watch too because we know Soka won't be in there). Since she's the new zoo mom maybe her next desperate attempt to stay relevant will be all about "cooking for critters". Her super smart bird will be rating the greets she makes for him. Wait for it.

Marie said...

The You Tube video was very hard to watch. Very unnatural for her to be on television and to actually cook in front of people. No show for her.

Umm, when she gets to the part where "Mady and Cara run out the door" in the morning and don't have time for breakfast, I wonder, where do they run TO? Seriously? Do they just run outside and wait for their mom to drive them to the bus? It's not like they can actually run out the door and go somewhere, right? I don't get it.

Marie

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

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said... 45
That's ridiculous. Jon's gag order is over and he's given his share of interviews to say exactly what he thinks. He doesn't need to hide behind blogs anymore.

Why do they think he would do that? Because that's what Kate would do?
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It's all part of the fan's paranoid conspiracy theory that they convinced BV was happening. That was the basis on the lawsuit. They still believe it even though Kate had to drop said lawsuit like a hot potato.

AuntieAnn said...

Upstater said... 16

T. said... 10
http://youtu.be/qlQufy5QPRA

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Counted 10 "ums" in the first 2:10 minutes. Couldn't watch anymore.....but thanks for the link.

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Oy that demonstration is agonizing to watch. Gift of gab Kate? I don't think so.

"I chopped the spinach super, super tiny and made it really, really little...and so it kind of became a little, teeny tiny vegetable salad... and then I take the cucumbers and chop them in really, really, tiny, little bits..."

What is that? A salad for the Lilliputians?

Awkward. Bumbling. Uncoordinated. Inept. Unskilled. Just like everything else she attempts.

Mel said...

Just watched her cooking demo. Good grief! WHAT is with the constant eye-rolling????

I had to stop the video because someone walked up. I turn back to it...and it's stopped on one of her eye rolling poses. She looked downright scary.

Eyes rolled up. Hands in some weird pose about shoulder level, the fingers splayed so very oddly. @25:42 minutes.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

Yes Auntie, I don't think they ever figured out how to spin it when the great unveiling of the conspiracy of Jon posting on the blogs revealed that both he and Robert in fact were NOT posting on the blogs. They've been running around in circles ever since still trying to make this theory work, meanwhile Kate's chopping vegetables for Thumbelina and yammering on about a poor parakeet like nothing ever even happened.

Mel said...

Sorry...it was at 24:42

Layla said...

No way am I going to watch the cooking demo. I missed all but the last few minutes of her presentation, and I'm glad I did. She was awkward, uncomfortable, and had no stage presence at all. The chairs were all taken when I got there, so I had to stand in back. People were stopping to see what was going on, and some of them said, "Who is that?" They didn't even recognize her. She just looked like a very ordinary housewife showing people how she makes pasta salad.

JoyinVirginia said...

Sometimes I listen to Entertainment Weekly radio on xm, the show with Jenna and Dalton. Last week they talked about twitter with an actress, busy Philips I think, and about hate tweets. They said twitter because of the anonymity is like the twenty first century version of the wall in the high school bathroom where people wrote insults. The actress said that you have to not take anything personally, that she feels if people are just tweeting insults she wonders what they are missing in their personal life. And she said some are probably just clueless kids who don't know any better. Very reasonable and mature viewpoint.

Layla said...

Why do the sheeple think that Jon needs to fight TFW's battles for her? She trashes him every chance she gets, and made up some bogus charges to sue him, too. She has made it more than clear that she is out to hurt him in any way she can. He owes her nothing.

Paper Plates Forever! Yay! said...

Only got half way through the cooking demo. Here's a fact: when she has to stand on her own without anyone directing her and holding her hand, she is abysmal. When she is sitting on a couch being asked softball questions, she is in her glory because all the work has been done for her. You are a nervous, insecure, unskilled woman Kate and it showed on that cooking demo. Sorry hon.

Tucker's Mom said...

The other thing if you speak to an audience is to try not to "backfill" your story. "Oh, you need to know this detail, or that minutiae for the story to go on ". No, pretty much never.
Kate talks about that Cara's Bean Bake or whatever it's called and she can't get through the story without continuously back-narrating it by backing up and explaining, then going forward, then backfilling, then going forward.
She's got to get out of her own head and think about what the listener is hearing, which is gobbledygook.
It's painful to watch Kate go back and forth and back and forth. She gets no traction.
It's non sequitur hell.

Insert Creative Username Here said...

I liked Carrie's performance. I agreed with NGal's comments.

The live performance was supposed mimic a theatrical version, so it was very theatrical acting, which is very different from tv acting. That said, I did think Carrie was only "eh" on the acting part (the script for Maria's part was very "eh" too, some of the lines were pretty flat).

But I love her voice. She can give me chills sometimes she's so good, but I thought the orchestra was so loud that it drowned out her voice (and Audra's and everyone else's too) and I didn't have any chill moments during this.

But it is what it is. It wasn't supposed to rival Julie's performance. It wasn't supposed to be a replacement. It was supposed to be a new version of it. And I thought it was entertaining.

All that being said, Twitter is a cesspool. My husband enjoyed following the twitter criticism last night, but it just made me sad. It's clear that people post on twitter solely to criticize in a way that they think is funny and will get them attention. Do you know that one person at a party whose TRYING to be the life of a party? That's how I feel about twitter. People on it are trying too hard to get attention.

Tucker's Mom said...

Layla said... 53
No way am I going to watch the cooking demo.
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Don't relive the trauma!!

TLC stinks said...

Yep. Apparently her mother and Kate points at people with knives. I've never done that, have you? That is incredibly threatening. What an odd thing to admit.

Tucker's Mom said...

Sorry hon.
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"hon"... so apropos of the Baltimore demo ;-)

TLC stinks said...

Perhaps she always has those hand spayed and flapping because she is so proud of the French tips? Very distracting at the very least, odd behavior, and shows nervousness.

BTW, someone upthread commented that Kate could benefit from some coaching to help with her public speaking and media skills. Well, she has already been through that. I recall that she did that back in CA years ago while she was hopping around cities with Steve because when she came back (I don't recall what exactly the coaching was called), she told Jon the marriage was over. They must have taught her to be animated with her hands apparently.

Katie cry-duh said...

Lord have mercy, TFW looks like she's making up things to say while onstage at the book festival. She spent the whole time chopping vegetables and talking about chopping vegetables into little little pieces. What is wrong with her? Unprepared, unoriginal, unfunny, uncomfortable....she is way worse than mediocre. I don't think she really has the capability to function on her own. I'm astounded with her willingness to make an ass of herself. That cooking performance reminds me of those dreams you have when you realize you have a test to take and you haven't studied or gone to class. Only TFW has done it to herself. Her humiliation, if she was even cognizant that she should be humiliated, was preventable. There's something really wrong with her; I think she seriously needs help for her mental illness

Rainbirdie said...

Turned the cooking demo off a few minutes in when she said "I literally just basically"....

JR said...

Very interested in that article about how kates stealing money from her kids. They say there is a source but would be more believable if they named the source. Could she possibly be at of money? I know this is like beating a dead horse but this aspect of her life really does interest me. Just think if that is true...will her kids sue. Can't wait until the kids are old enough to start asking questions about their money. Another thing that's I find fascinating is not IF but WHEN one of the kids wants to live with Jon. Theres no way all 8 will want to stay with Kate. The odds are against her. She will take that as the ultimate betrayal and probably cut that poor child out of her life. I foresee a lot of heartache in that family. Her controlling days are numbered.

AuntieAnn said...

They've been running around in circles ever since still trying to make this theory work, meanwhile Kate's chopping vegetables for Thumbelina and yammering on about a poor parakeet like nothing ever even happened.

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Yes, never mind the elephant in the room, look over here at the little birdie. That's her stratagem. Lawsuit? What lawsuit?

She's going to have to get a bigger bird if Robert's book gets published.

high sodium content said...

I think the show was wonderful last night. It was nice to have something on TV a family could watch. Too bad it was on a school night though. Carrie can sing! As far as Broadway, a singer can learn to act but an actor can't learn to be a great singer. Either you have the pipes or you don't. All the actors put in months of hard word to pull that off last night.

Tucker's Mom said...

TLC stinks said... 62
Perhaps she always has those hand spayed and flapping because she is so proud of the French tips? Very distracting at the very least, odd behavior, and shows nervousness.
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Yes, she borders on sign language.
If you watch earlier shows/couch interviews, you'll see she keeps her hands down and doesn't splay and waggle her fingers at all.
I get that you can be more aware of your nails when they're done just so preciously, but it's annoying when you can't stop with the hand gestures.

lukebandit said...

NJGal51 said... 46
There was a time when TFW waxed poetic about how many cooking shows she and the kids watched on The Food Network.
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OT: waxed poetic. In a recent article, Michelle Duggar waxed poetic about her daughters. She said she teaches as soon as possible, she tells them to be ashamed of their bodies.

What a nut.

http://www.crushable.com/2013/10/08/entertainment/duggar-family-clothing-choices-skirts-modesty/

Kate is a twit said...

I thought the orchestra was so loud that it drowned out her voice (and Audra's and everyone else's too) and I didn't have any chill moments during this.
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Considering it was not a "live" orchestra, but pre-recorded music , I think a lot of that had to do with the sound engineering. Also, during the production there was noticeable buzz that could be heard.

I still think it was a good show, and it was especially something different. It was good family entertainment, despite some of the flaws.

I wonder if Kate watched. In the commercials for Walmart, they featured a real family with 12 kids from Kansas. I can imagine her giving Julie Carson May a piece of her mind for not getting her and her kids that gig.

marie said...


She's going to have to get a bigger bird if Robert's book gets published.
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Naw . . . That would be too subtle. She needs to promise another "surprise" for her Twits.

Formerly Duped said...

I do think Kate will see the kids get braces as her perfect children must be just that, perfect. Plus I think they get free orthodontia- not sure why I think this- something about when the twins got them, someone posted it was a deal for all 8 having to do with an offer via Jon's dad the dentist? Kate got her adult braces there too.

rainbowsandunicorns said...

I thought the orchestra was so loud that it drowned out her voice (and Audra's and everyone else's too) and I didn't have any chill moments during this.

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I thought the production was fine for a live television show. I was disappointed in the "Something Good" scene. There was no passion, no chemistry...very bland. Of course, after seeing Christopher Plummer as the captain, everything else pales in comparison. That was such a magical moment between the two of them.

Read about the original film cast now (with pics):

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/12/05/original-sound-of-music-cast_n_4385790.html

Tucker's Mom said...

I also found the audio during The Sound Of Music faltered later in the show, with dialogue difficult to understand, and of course, that mosquito-in-your-ear hum that probably has more than a few people asking their doctor to give them something for tinnitus!

Insert Creative Username Here said...

Agree High Sodium. I liked that there was a kid friendly show on during prime time. It's rare on the non-cable networks (abc/nbc/fox/etc...). I did wish it started at 7p so more kids would have been able to watch it.


Kate is a twit, I didn't know that about the orchestra. I assumed it was live and that's why the sound was off. That makes me upset. I couldn't hear half the singing, especially during the crescendo (is that the right word?) moments. That's when Carrie's voice would shine and they drowned her out!

On another note, the stairs bit was kind of amazing. Bet dollars to donuts that Julie Andrews never had to go up and down those stairs in one take! Of course Carrie would be out of breath. That scene would be really hard to do live! I gave her credit for it. She got through it whereas I'd be lying in a dead heap on the floor after the first verse.

rainbowsandunicorns said...

That cooking performance reminds me of those dreams you have when you realize you have a test to take and you haven't studied or gone to class.

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lol! What is it with those dreams? I just had another one last night. I can't find the classroom, don't know my locker combination, have to take the final exam but haven't been to any classes and don't even have the book. You'd think that in time these dreams go away, but no, they still keep popping up!

Insert Creative Username Here said...

Lukebandit, there's a lot to disagree on with Michelle Duggar, those comments from her aren't one of them (for me, they may very well be for you and that's okay). I do think it's ridiculous that she should instill fear of immodesty into 5 year olds who don't know any better. But teaching kids to be modest is nothing new, and wearing long skirts is nothing new for certain religious sects (including hers).

If we are going to criticize her, I'd want to focus on the options the kids have. It's fine to raise your kids in whatever religion you see fit, and it's fine to homeschool them, but what happens when they don't necessarily want to follow your way of life? That's what I want to ask her, do those kids have any choices? Are they given enough tools to decide for themselves what way they want to live in their adult lives? Or are they led down one path with horse blinders on and an inability to know that there are other paths out there?

Formerly Duped said...

Carrie was very humble about the role and even asked Julie Andrews who graciously wished her well. People should act as maturely as these two fine ladies did. Do these twitter haters think THEY could sing /act that role better? Maybe TFW thinks she could, but not the case.and her kids...nop. Not even the commercials for WalMart with the large family.

Aunt Connie said...

chefsummer said... 2
Here's a clip of Jon on CT HA he's still calling her his ex-wife I bet she and the sheep are going to love hearing him say it lol's.

http://blog.vh1.com/2013-12-05/couples-therapy-season-4-first-look/

I think I saw Farah Abraham, but not sure. If it was her, her lips are several times larger than when she was on Teen Mom. That whole clip looked ridiculous. I am sorry Jon is on there. Such trash.

ANNA LOWE said...

i read yesterday that the trapp family had wanted anne hathaway for the role......now what SHE could have done with that part!.....

OrangeCrusher1 said...

Those French manicured talons are not the hands of a real cook, take a look at hands on any Food Network show.

We DVR'd SOM last night as DH was traveling, he is the one who wants to see it. I like Carrie Underwood as a country western singer, and from the little I have seen in commercial clips, I have no expectations for any acting ability. But brava to her for taking on a big project out of her comfort zone. She has spoken in interviews about how scary that was, and doing this in real time. And yes, it's nice to have a family friendly show this season, besides reruns of Charlie Brown and the Muppets. I was semi watching the tree lighting in NYC show the other night, and was sort of taken aback by the amount of skin and ta-tas popping out of cocktail dresses in the musical numbers. Kelly Clarkson OTOH was adorable.

Aunt Connie said...

I watched a tiny bit of the video with Kate cooking. Those "glow in the dark" nails are absolutely hideous. I skipped through, watching maybe 30 seconds in total. Nope, couldn't do a whole minute, and certainly not the whole video. Pretty bad. Pretty bad.

lukebandit said...

That cooking demo is boring, moronic and deplorable. I wonder if any of the kids were close by when she would wield the knife around? Did you see her say that about her mother and the knife and her face got stern and she looked down. Looks like she has issues with her mother. She said that her mother used to do that. kate said that she had been known to do that with the knife. To me that is a threatening manner and if you have been known to do that, to me that is on a regular basis.

She said that she grabs some of the kids when they are running through the kitchen to be her sous chefs. She said C was her sous chef and C got the younger kids to be the sous sous chefs and make them do things C didn't want to do.

I thought the kids were only allowed to be in the kitchen at a certain specific time and would not let them come in until that time. UGH!

She also said that the boys and the chickens were their man zone? And that she carries the chicken feed bags, 50lbs.? and such. I have only seen it once where she was carrying it and that was on CWS. She had to do it for the record like, see, I do it all! The boys were shown on CWS, 2 of them were struggling to carry it, they were hunched over, one had the bottom in the front, and the other had the top in the back. That really upset me. She should hire a college kid or a man to do this or buy several bags and buy big plastic garbage cans with lids and fill them up with the feed and have a scoop, so all the kids can get the feed and put it in a bucket and feed them and save their growing backs.

Why does she have to make it so hard and brutal on them?

The uhs, ums, the K8 Salad, the K8 Salad, the K8 Salad. Don't worry K8, no one wants the copyright on that! Another lie: She said she doesn't eat red meat. Wow. How mighty the NOBU has fallen! She scarfs Kobe Beef, the most expensive red meat in the world. Isn't it suppose to be rare, but she orders it med. well or well done? IIRC.

Googled her concierge list: Wednesday dinner- Kobe beef tips (extremely tender steak- medium to medium well). For the Adults. The only Adults are her and Steve and maybe someone with the kids. Busted. Again.

Did she say she puts lots of feta cheese with the K8 salad or tons? When she put the feta in the bowl, the plastic cup looked like a 30cc medicine cup.

I couldn't believe what she said about the big silver mixing bowl. She said she wished she had that big of a bowl in her kitchen. Lie. She would never, ever need a bowl that big to mix food up in because she does not fix large quantities of food to cook and feed her kids and have leftovers.

It was so hard to watch. Her knife skills were horribly bad. You are suppose to turn in your fingers into your palm when cutting. They showed that sweet young man chef on H & F chopping and his were turned in. She was so abyssal doing that demo, no wonder she has to have Steve guide her hips through an airport. She can't do it on her own.

localyocul said...

Aunt Connie said... 79
chefsummer said... 2
Here's a clip of Jon on CT HA he's still calling her his ex-wife I bet she and the sheep are going to love hearing him say it lol's.

http://blog.vh1.com/2013-12-05/couples-therapy-season-4-first-look/

I think I saw Farah Abraham, but not sure. If it was her, her lips are several times larger than when she was on Teen Mom. That whole clip looked ridiculous. I am sorry Jon is on there. Such trash

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Yes, Farrah is the one who now looks like a ridiculous Kim Kardashian clone. I hope Jon meant that he threw away his life by doing the show, not by having kids. I really really hope that is not what he is saying.

TLC stinks said...

Even if Kate has money invested, the return isn't enough to support her lifestyle and expenses. She is probably in panic mode because she has been dipping into the college funds, IMO. At least she can't touch the money Jon set aside for the kids.

TLC stinks said...

Unless the ortho she and the kids see was a partner of Jon's dad, I cannot imagine the doctor giving her free care. That would cost him plenty and he's not family. My guess the care is discounted because of multiple family visits, but free care would be asking too much of a businessman.

lukebandit said...

New post by Robert. About Nelson Mandela.

He posted a picture of his jail cell and you can see out the window. He was there 18 years.

My first 8 months in a Nhome was a room, with the small window behind me. I never got to go outside there, unless I was taken to the hospital. Now my view has been limited very, very bad for the last almost 7 years. The curtain goes half way over to the window air conditioner, then above it outside is a satellite dish, the building out in the yard, then a huge pine tree with a few sections of openness so the setting sun can shine through. I love the sunsets of teal blue and orange. One night the moon was perfectly in a opening of the tree limbs and it was so beautiful.

When I was coming back one night from the clinic, the amb guys got me out of the truck and we were going on the sidewalk and I noticed the moon it was full and bright, really bright and it was above a grove of pine tree tops. It reminded me of the classic, Follow the bouncing ball. It looked like it was going to bounce to the music on top of those tree tops! I asked them to please stop and let me look at it for a minute, but they were guys in a hurry, so I got about 2 or 3 seconds. I saw a couple of stars before I got into the building.

The next morning, on FB, one of my FB friends had posted a picture of the exact moon scene that I had seen! I couldn't believe it. I told her, you just don't know what that means to me.

kate does not know how good she had it, then acts like a total )( and threw it all away. Oh, she said that not having to cook by grabbing leftovers from her fridge was like a vacation for her.

What a liar.

Busted again.

Layla said...

JR (65)
I think TFW can take money out of the kids' trusts for their necessities, but then she could pretty much call everything a necessity and make them pay for it. The mortgage, utilities, the 3 cars (the kids need transportation and she needs to run errands to get the things they need),tuition, bus fees, lawn boys and pool boys to maintain "their" property, food, clothes, dental, medical, orthodontics. All of it can come from the kids' money. We probably won't have any idea what she is/is not taking until the kids are grown and trying to access their money. That won't be for a few more years.

Jen said...

"Those French manicured talons are not the hands of a real cook, take a look at hands on any Food Network show."

Yes, and they are also not the hands of a real, busy hands-on mom like she claims to be. It could not be more clear that in reality she does not lift a finger to do any hard work. She was awkwardly painful in that video. She can't even fake it anymore. It's rather sad that her entire personality consists basically of materialism. There is nothing else.

Millicent said...

I don't really understand why some people get so worked up over such things, like Carrie Underwood playing the role of Maria in a stage version of The Sound of Music. Maybe some people just have pent up rage against the world in general, and vent it wherever they can? But seriously, it's just a stage version of a musical. Even if she were absolutely horrible (which I doubt), I can't imagine becoming enraged over this. How does it affect my life? (It doesn't.) The only person who maybe should be upset would be another singer who wanted the role but didn't get it.

I truly value the internet and all the information it brings to my fingertips. But I sometimes feel it is a Pandora's Box we opened.

Turtle Logic said...

Uh oh! The Stir just posted a Barefoot Contessa recipe for chocolate cake with a secret ingredient: coffee!!!

I bet Kate will want to sue over this; they stole her insanely delicious recipe!

Millicent said...

Greedy Gosselins said... 4

With a little more training CU might just have a career on Broadway because she's got the pipes to be in a musical

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This is the funniest thing I've read all day. I hope you're kidding!
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Why is that funny? And clearly, the OP was not kidding. I am not a follower of Carrie Underwood, but I have heard her sing and her voice sounds nice to me. Why couldn't she have success on Broadway in musicals?

Tucker's Mom said...

What's really striking me about Kate's Baltimore demo is the Q+A portion. The people in the audience really think she does it all!
"With 8 kids, how do you do XYZ?"

This is what pisses me off. Those people in the audience who think Kate walks on water probably walked away thinking their some sort of slacker.
Kate does cook, I believe, but the rest, she "oversees". No really deep, full house cleaning, no ironing, no lawn mowing, no large grocery shopping that renders her house a "grocery store" where she always has every single ingredient she needs for any recipe in her book.
Here's what really makes you a good cook; being able to improvise and make substitutions.
The rest of the world doesn't have a Piggly Wiggly in their basement.

Over And Out said...

http://youtu.be/qlQufy5QPRA

Kate said, "Who has all day to spend in the kitchen?"

According to her, she does! Didn't she say that she spends 18 hours a day (or whatever it was) in the kitchen, so either she doesn't remember saying that, or it was just another one of her fibs.

I got through half of the video. I didn't realize that she is so bad in a live presentation. Her favorite words? Literally, basically, and teeny tiny. That was so pathetic.

Tucker's Mom said...

The Little Couple's Jen Arnold diagnosed with cancer. She's undergoing treatment with a hopeful prognosis. Gosh, I wish them all the best.
http://radaronline.com/exclusives/2013/12/little-couple-jen-arnold-cancer-rare-form-diagnosed/

turtle neck said...

I was semi watching the tree lighting in NYC show the other night, and was sort of taken aback by the amount of skin and ta-tas popping out of cocktail dresses in the musical numbers. Kelly Clarkson OTOH was adorable.
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I'm glad someone else saw this. I was afraid that there would be a wardrobe malfunction. It was so cold, cover up! People were there to hear you sing.

Millicent said...

I watched the clip of Couples Therapy and agree it looks like a trashy show. No surprise, because that's what all of these shows do - focus on the drama, encourage the participants to amp up the drama, and basically appeal to the lowest common denominator. Yes, I'm sorry Jon chose to participate in the show. I'm assuming he did it for the money, and am hoping he didn't do it thinking it would lead to more tv gigs. I just hope the money is fairly decent.

turtle neck said...

I watched TSOM. Carrie was good.

I was so impressed by actress Laura Benanti who played the baroness. She plays the wife of Detective Amaro on Law and Order SVU. I had no idea she could sing, and sing well.

I was enjoyed Audra McDonald as the Reverend Mother. That high note. Back in 1999 she played Grace in a tv production of Annie.

I enjoyed the show, but wont want to see it again.

I think people expected an exact version of the movie and this was not intended to be that. It was a film of the stage version.

Notice how favorite things is sung at the abby and lonely goat heard during the rain storm.

Noone can sing like Julie Andrews so I never expected Carrie too.

Melissa NV said...

Greedy Gosselins said... 4

With a little more training CU might just have a career on Broadway because she's got the pipes to be in a musical

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This is the funniest thing I've read all day. I hope you're kidding!
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Why is that funny? And clearly, the OP was not kidding. I am not a follower of Carrie Underwood, but I have heard her sing and her voice sounds nice to me. Why couldn't she have success on Broadway in musicals?

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If she wanted to come out of her comfort zone and give it a try, why not? Not everyone who does a Broadway show is a polished actress. She's new at this, and with some work and acting lessons, why couldn't she put on a credible performance? Everyone has to start somewhere.

chefsummer said...

Here's another interview that we all missed of KK on the news.-(I can stop looking at her giant hands)

One-on-one with Kate Gosselin-(The morning show)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2RRQhURmdFk

AuntieAnn said...

Over And Out said... 94

http://youtu.be/qlQufy5QPRA

Kate said, "Who has all day to spend in the kitchen?"

According to her, she does! Didn't she say that she spends 18 hours a day (or whatever it was) in the kitchen, so either she doesn't remember saying that, or it was just another one of her fibs.

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I noticed that too. The dingbat says she's there a lot -- by choice, so why say that to the audience?

Stupid things just roll off her tongue. First she says this is a pasta salad, but you don't even really need the pasta, then she says if you chop the vegetables up into microscopic pieces the kids won't notice them. WTH?

I'm just wondering what name she gives a pasta-less pasta vegetable salad with undetectable vegetables.

Sketchy Gosselin said...

It was so hard to watch. Her knife skills were horribly bad. You are suppose to turn in your fingers into your palm when cutting.


Lukebandit, totally agree with your comments here. I have 3 school aged kids and I cook daily - I prepare breakfast, lunch (3 out of the 5 days) and dinner. I do a lot of chopping of vegetables.

Over time, my chopping and knife skills have gotten very good. I am fast, I can chop, dice, mince without any problem but it's because I've been doing it for a while now (my kids are 7, 8 and 13). TFW however, was looking like a rookie with the knife. Contrary to what she says about being in the kitchen all the time and cooking and chopping all the time, I don't believe for a minute that she's always in the kitchen.

Ingrid said...

If TFW's salad in demo is mostly vegetables chopped very very teeny weenie itsy bitsy "insanely" tiny pieces, how is that "hiding" them? It is 95% vegetables!! It is different if you hide vegetables in say meatloaf (her recipe she did on tv years ago had a cup each of different ones) or ground up veggies in a cooked up sauce like that canned spagetti type stuff on tv ads (can't remember if it is chef boy ar dee kind of pasta meal?) A vegetables salad whether cut bigger or smaller is still vegetables. The kids must realize what it is.

I made a vegetable pasta salad for Thanksgiving dinner because I hadn't had it for years. I chose a few cut up chunky veggies to put in with curly pasta. ( and of course black olives) Added zesty italian dressing and even though I couldn't find the specific McCormicks salad seasoning that recipes mentioned it was still good and easy. I wouldn't brag about it and put it on a cooking demo.

Of all her descriptive "_ly" words the one that drives me nuts is insanely.

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

No copyright lawsuit on PACER this week? Must be like those 3 lawsuits BV threatened 8 months ago and zilch...all bull.

lukebandit said...

I just came back through to read and I read my post about the Nhome and I had a bad thought! I hope ya'll don't think I am MILO!!!!

lolololol!!!
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I know, I am from the South, I live in a Nhome, I have 3 sons but they are now 30, 28 and 27 respectfully. Not in their teens. I don't even own a camera. I have a cell phone, but it is cut off. I don't even know how to text from a phone, but I can send text messages from my computer to a cell phone. The person who turns off the lights in my room is 9 times out of 10 a woman, not a man! lol So, I guess that would be LOW? And the lights are turned off when I ask them to, not being told or forced to. Didn't arrange the free beach condo in Gulf Shores. I have friends and my kids and their families go on vacation there, but no condo connections.

I wonder now if Steve will vet me since I have come out as not being Milo. lol

Oh, another thought. Why can't Steve carry the very heavy chicken feed bags into the barn and fix it up in the garbage cans so it would be easier for the boys? Oh, dear. He would charge her for it.

Tucker's Mom said...

I made a vegetable pasta salad for Thanksgiving dinner because I hadn't had it for years. I chose a few cut up chunky veggies to put in with curly pasta. ( and of course black olives) Added zesty italian dressing and even though I couldn't find the specific McCormicks salad seasoning that recipes mentioned it was still good and easy. I wouldn't brag about it and put it on a cooking demo.
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Salad Supreme?
That was a revelation when I "discovered" it years ago.
There's nothing wrong with using a bottled or packet dressing for pasta salad, but it would have been nice to just show ONE cooking skill, such as making a vinaigrette.
If Kate would have explained the basics of making a vinaigrette, the audience would have walked away with something concrete to work on in the kitchen.
Does anyone have a link to the other demos done that day?
Would love to compare.

lukebandit said...

Ingrid, the ___ly words, I agree. But don't forget the ISH words too. UGH!

From Days of Our Lives:

Just like nails on a chalkboard, these are the days of kates 9 lives.

You would of thought the people in the audience would of had at least one non fan get up and ask a question. Or, were they pre-screened and found out that they were fans and they were only allowed to ask questions. It worries me about the cookbook that Brian B. sent to TFW. I hope and pray that he is not thinking about having her on his cooking show. He has a great cooking show. I believe it is in his home, very small kitchen, humble furnishings. I can't believe what I saw on the video in Balt. and she her in his kitchen with that mouth, her knife skills, her mean looks, her superiority, her meanness, her mental illnesses. That is like inviting the black plague, a F-5 tornado and very cold front into his warm, humble kitchen all at once. All I can say is Brian, HANG ON! This too shall pass. Trying to spare him angst, pain, regret and anger. All he has to do is ask Johnny Weir about her, he'll tell him!

PatK said...

I watched the first two hours of SOM, then watched Scandel at 10PM. Carrie's acting was...umm...acceptable. But what WAS that background hum??? lol

Rhymes with Witch said...

I hope Jon meant that he threw away his life by doing the show, not by having kids. I really really hope that is not what he is saying. 84

I cannot imagine him saying such a thing about his children
This clip has no context. It' drama for the sake of drama.

December

AuntieAnn said...

If Kate would have explained the basics of making a vinaigrette, the audience would have walked away with something concrete to work on in the kitchen.

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Tuckers she couldn't even hold the measuring cup of prepared salad dressing when she was explaining what she was going to use! It was clear on the other end of the table. lol! And she kept picking up bowls of, of, of...something and putting them back down. She never did say what was in them.

If anyone came there to learn anything from her demo, I afraid they were cheated. What a mess.

Hey Kate. Can you say discombobulated?

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

http://www.vanityfair.com/online/oscars/2013/12/sound-of-music-live-liesl-gretl


Some of the original cast had a viewing party. Their comments are priceless!!

Paper Plates Forever! Yay! said...

Of all her descriptive "_ly" words the one that drives me nuts is insanely.

What takes me over the ledge is when she says, "and I was like and then they were like and then I was like..." in one sentence. What a completely, illiterate doofus.
She has to learn how to control that hand flapping too. It's is SO distracting. And the bull**it about not having her pantry stocked when she was home with the little kids and having to learn how to cook with what she had on hand. Are you kidding me? That control freak not having everything she needs when she needs it? Im-freaking-possible. Let's not forget how often craft services was at her beck and call back then. I remember an episode when they were having a Christmas meal/brunch and the food looked really good. But there was a lot of foil serving platters. There was this really good looking ham in a foil roasting pan. Back then I didn't think anything of it but now it all makes sense. It was all crap about her cooking that Christmas meal. And they had Jon lie to the camera and say Kate always cooks her Christmas ham. Sorry to drone on but that really pisses me off.

JR said...

Layla @88......thanks for responding...I appreciate it.

Tucker's Mom said...

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said... 111
http://www.vanityfair.com/online/oscars/2013/12/sound-of-music-live-liesl-gretl


Some of the original cast had a viewing party. Their comments are priceless!!
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Oh, ouch!
Carrie Underwood is a class act, and I'm sure she'll handle the blowback with class, and not run crying to Bullyville to make those meanie Tweeters stop!
"Can we sue?????"

Somewhere In Time said...

Tuckers she couldn't even hold the measuring cup of prepared salad dressing when she was explaining what she was going to use! It was clear on the other end of the table. lol! And she kept picking up bowls of, of, of...something and putting them back down. She never did say what was in them.

If anyone came there to learn anything from her demo, I afraid they were cheated. What a mess.

Hey Kate. Can you say discombobulated?

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I watched part of it. Those eye rolls are so annoying. I wonder if she knows that she does it. Her fumbling around was terrible. I almost felt sorry for her. Almost. She says she never quits. I think she should make an exception for live cooking demos.

T. said...

I forget who asked, but here are the links for Brian Boitano and Daphne Oz, (who also did cooking demo's at the Baltimore book festival).
http://youtu.be/lC093dS5hik
http://youtu.be/N_pnmyPmyrA

I wonder who did TFW's hair and makeup. They did her no favors and the condition of her skin is very worrisome. I hesitate to mention the weight loss though, as I suspect she loves the attention she gets from it.

Bitchy Pants said...

More news on the Reality TV front. There was an online article yesterday in, I think, US, where Heidi Montag said they blew through $10 Million. If Speidi could make $10 doing reality TV, then I think it is entirely plausible that the Gs made something in that neighborhood, too. So Jon may not be exaggerating when he says TFMJG is sitting on a pile of cash.

Granny in Nebraska said...

Did anyone like Maria's wedding dress? I thought it was very ugly and not a bit flattering.
I also watched Kate's cooking and so tired of her saying off-ten instead of off-enn. Does anyone wear those french nails anymore?

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

Carrie Underwood is a class act, and I'm sure she'll handle the blowback with class, and not run crying to Bullyville to make those meanie Tweeters stop!
"Can we sue?????"

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Exactly. Sheesh even the original cast was pretty harsh, I think it was Gretel who said she's seen high school productions better than this, and one of them said she wished she had watched Homeland instead, which is funny because that's not even on that night lol. Are they being "bullies"? Or rather are they just offering their opinions and snark? Valuable opinions I might add given who they are. They are quite literally Sound of Music experts. What's wrong with viewing a performance like this and saying you hated it, as long as you explain why? When did that become "haters"? The way we've evolved, criticism of anything that is in the public is rampant. And twitter and the internet make that criticism even more easily accessible. Anyone who chooses a life in the public eye be it playing Maria, going on a reality show or anything else has to understand this is how it works and that you have to deal with it maturely or don't choose a public life. Carrie Underwood appears to know that and has handled this all well. The only thing is this only goes for adults in my opinion. It is not fair to subject a child to the same and shame on any parent who does that to their child.

On another note how nice is it the Sound of Music girls have kept in touch?

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

I watched a few minutes of the cooking thing and i have similar observations. I noticed the glaring lack of tips. For instance why not talk about cooking the pasta al dente and why that's important, especially to a pasta salad? I also don't see how you can "hide" veggies in a pasta dish like this. You could in a lasagna or casserole but how do you hide it in plain view like this? Please don't patronize kids.

Someone else explained this better this morning but I noticed she is a "side tracked" talker. Now this is fine in real life and I tend to talk like this too, but Lord is this ever bad for T.V. She'll be going along talking about something then all of a sudden what she's saying reminds her of something else and whoosh she's off talking about that thing suddenly. It's like whiplash.

The only thing I can't figure out is she's had six years to sharpen her on camera presence. She should have spent some of that money on coaches and classes and honed her on-camera presence. With a little hard work she could do a lot better. After all this time this is completely unacceptable and she should be embarrassed. She should at the very least be able to demo cook something with heat, at the very LEAST.

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

I also watched Kate's cooking and so tired of her saying off-ten instead of off-enn. Does anyone wear those french nails anymore?
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Of-Ten grate on my nerves, too. Maybe it's a regional thing like ending every sentence as if it's a question.

I don't see the French nails so much, it's mostly dark colored nail polish and some with individual designs on the nails.

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

The only thing I can't figure out is she's had six years to sharpen her on camera presence. She should have spent some of that money on coaches and classes and honed her on-camera presence. With a little hard work she could do a lot better. After all this time this is completely unacceptable and she should be embarrassed. She should at the very least be able to demo cook something with heat, at the very LEAST.
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I agree! Didn't she say more than once that she'd like to do voice-overs? That takes training. She could have been through the training by now and been looking for work in that field. She could have done so much to improve her presence but she's more into spouting the platitudes and looking for agreement than doing the work. UGH!

chefsummer said...

Maybe it's a regional thing like ending every sentence as if it's a question.
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LOL often sound the same to me now matter where you are and I lived in Texas and Cal I also visited my cities.

And remember KK makes her own words lol I.E crowdadtion.

PA Dutch Mom said...

Of-Ten grate on my nerves, too. Maybe it's a regional thing like ending every sentence as if it's a question.

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Nope. Not here. I don't know where she would have picked that up. It's off-enn. We are guilty, however, of ending a sentence as if it's a question.

Tucker's Mom said...

I don't see the French nails so much, it's mostly dark colored nail polish and some with individual designs on the nails.
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French nails are currently done without the talons, with nails filed back to a more functional length and the colors are more subdued and natural.
The French manicure is not as popular now, but still seen.
I won't get a French if it's not a gel, and with how the removal process degrades nails by using acetone soaks, leaving them to a long recovery, I just won't do it anymore.
I can't imagine the state of Kate's nails at this point, after so many years of gels, tips and filing.
No matter what the process is that she uses, it destroys the natural nail.

PA Dutch Mom said...

Good grief. Now Gladys is doing bedtime tweets. Why doesn't she just move in with her and she can turn out the lights, read to her, and then give her a toasty tuck into bed?

Fired Up 4 Kate ‏@MiloandJack 9m
Here's your bedtime tweet @Kateplusmy8 >> pic.twitter.com/F76M98dYSw :)

AuntieAnn said...

PA Dutch Mom said... 126

Good grief. Now Gladys is doing bedtime tweets. Why doesn't she just move in with her and she can turn out the lights, read to her, and then give her a toasty tuck into bed?

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Creepy how after she tucked Kate in all cozy and nice she went to bed too. I'm telling you, she's an elderly lesbian. (not that there's anything wrong with it)

Fired Up 4 Kate ‏@MiloandJack 1h

Hope everyone accomplished ALL that U needed to and that your endless 2do list got shortened immensely! Gnite! :)

Ingrid said...

Tucker's mom, yes Salad supreme. Checked 2 stores but ran out of time to check others.

I agree she showed no skill of any sort. She admitted she was a mess at cooking. It showed. She only focused on the teeny tiny cutting up stuff. If she didn't chop them so darn small she might not take so long to make meals.

Lukebandit. I use ish words some but not as much as I used to so I guess they don't irritate me. I think she always has to use the more dramatic words to make herself look smart (Ha!) and for attention. Insanely bothers me the worst though.

AuntieAnn said...

We are freezing our butts off here. -35 C (31 below zero F) Windchill -44 C (-47 F)

Brrrrr.

fidosmommy said...

She cut the broccoli into mini bits but the cucumbers, tomatoes and spinach were in fairly good sized pieces. Ditto the chicken. The final product would have been interesting to see.

I noticed the bowl shuffle too. She picked up a bowl for about 2 seconds and it it down, sometimes in the same place, sometimes not. Once or twice she moved it and then moved it right back without doing anything with it. She was just filling time and working off her nerves, but it was odd to watch.

I would not have done much better since I don't cook, so that's why I don't go on stage before a live audience -and video cameras - to cook.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

Auntie yowser! We're not nearly as cold as that but even we're under a winter cold advisory! Of course that means only the 30's and a good bit of rain tomorrow but that's very rare in this climate. It seems most of the country is on a cold snap.

AuntieAnn said...

I think we're breaking record lows here but it's supposed to warm up to -23C tomorrow. It will feel like spring, lol!

I feel so sorry for the animals. I opened the small door on the garage and put an old blanket in there for stray cats if they come around. Probably shouldn't be doing that but it's so incredibly cold out there.

Ingrid said...

Oh my Auntie Ann you are even colder than I am. We are at about -11 F windchill right now. I don't like the cold but can deal with it better than tons of snow. About 160 miles north of me they got 12 in. plus early this week. We got nothing.

Everyone be safe and stay warm!

cherier1 said...

I give Carrie Underwood a lot of credit for attempting a live 3 hour performance of a classic. IMO, it was way too much for her to take on for a first time acting role and I wonder who advised her to do it. Still, she showed real guts and I admire that.

cherier1 said...

Kate holds a knife like she's new to it. No one who regularly uses a knife chops like that. Even my kids know how to chop, mince and dice. She doesn't even use the correct terminology.

The whole thing is a joke. She opens cans for dinner and we all know it.

AuntieAnn said...

fidosmommy said... 130

She cut the broccoli into mini bits but the cucumbers, tomatoes and spinach were in fairly good sized pieces. Ditto the chicken. The final product would have been interesting to see.

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Now, now. For the grand finale she tilted the bowl forward a bit and said taa daaa.

Weak ending to such a *cough* exciting performance. Then she didn't know what to do. The entire demonstration was cringe-worthy.

She acts as if she's some multi-talented supermom just because she popped out eight kids but her performance in every area falls flat. It's an insult to real cooks, real writers, real actors and most of all real mothers. Anyone who doesn't see through her is dense.

localyocul said...

I was thinking, TFW is to blame for these rumors that she is taking from her kids. She has cried poor for two years yet she still dresses to the nines, sends her kids to a private school, and lives in a mansion.

Bitchy Pants said...

According to the dictionary, off-ten is an acceptable pronunciation. It gave a whole history of the evolution of the pronunciation which was really interesting. Apparently "educated people" started dropping the "t" somewhere in the 17th century and now :educated people" are again using the "t" (not that I think TFMJG is an educated person). I hear it both ways here in Ohio and I suspect that I use it both ways, although I've never really considered it.

I tried to watch the cooking demo tape but I just can't stomach her voice. She really needs to take a few classes on public speaking. My speech prof in college would have given her an "F". She fidgets constantly, which is distracting. Her voice placement, word choices, and expressions are all off-putting, and she can't string 3 words together into an intelligent, comprehendible sentence. Major fails for someone still dreaming of a career in the media.

The Empress Has New Clothes said...

I don't know if this has already been posted here, but Dr. Jen of TLC's Little Couple is being treated for a rare type of cancer.

So sad--and more so because they've just adopted 2 young toddlers. I'm not happy to see 2 very young children being exploited on yet another reality show (a relatively new development). But on the positive side, It's my understanding that they'll be filming her cancer treatments, so as to raise awareness. Mixed feelings about that, too... Wonder how playing this out in front of cameras will affect their children, now and in the future?

http://www.realitytea.com/2013/12/06/the-little-couple-star-dr-jen-arnold-diagnosed-with-rare-cancer/

fidosmommy said...

My sister said "off-ten", the rest of us said "offen". She enjoyed being precise. lol

We didn't get much of a glance at TFW' s salad, did we. I'm thinking it looked like a mangled mess in that big silver bowl.

Suzee said...

The way TFW chopped the broccoli for the salad seems to be indicative of the way she does everything in her life -- overkill. Her excessive list making, masterminding, chore chart lists and duties, even down to the order in which the kids were to eat their lunch is overkill. I think she believes that she's a better mom because she controls what they do and how they do it - and the more control, the better she becomes (the smaller the pieces, the better her tip). It's never occurred to her that that's not what makes a good cook or a good wife or friend or mom and it never will.

Kate is a twit said...

Since we're talking about word pronunciations, I found this interesting article about mispronounced words in the English language. Some of it is interesting, and some of it is funny.

http://grammar.yourdictionary.com/style-and-usage/mispron.html

Layla said...

Question for those who were able to stomach the video of TFW cooking: Did she look like she had a broken foot? I don't recall there being any sign that she was in pain or had any trouble moving, and according to her, she had just broken it. I have broken toes before and it's painful, especially for the first few days. I remember hobbling around and being off-balance, but TFW didn't seem to be in pain, no hobbling, never off-balance. And I don't know if they showed it, but as soon as her time was up, she darted off into the signing tent. No sign of a broken foot there, either.

I hope Brian B does not ask her to cook with him! Let's look at the times she had men in her kitchen cooking (from the show). When Jon cooked the Korean dinner, she was just ugly towards him. And then when Emeril--a chef--was there, she smacked him with a spatula. Twice. Now look at her knife skills, and her pointing of the knife...BB doesn't want to go there. Emeril got the spatula because that was what was in her hand. If she had a knife in her hand in his kitchen, then that might end badly. Picture BB with a nasty stab wound while she cackles at how "cute" she thinks it is to hurt a man. And then if he is really hurt her flock of fans will say that BB needs to "man up".

chefsummer said...

Layla said... 143
Question for those who were able to stomach the video of TFW cooking: Did she look like she had a broken foot?
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If you watch this interview be for she went on her foot wasn't broken and she's wearing the same shoes.
One-on-one with Kate Gosselin-(The morning show)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2RRQhURmdFk

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

I watched about half of Sound of Music last night. I may finish it up today. I think it's very hard to do a stage-style production and translate it to the small screen. Stage productions are so different than television productions, in particular the overacting that is necessary to project to an audience far away. On the small screen such overacting looks silly and cartoony. The only one I can recall where is was successfully done was Peter Pan. Despite all the low points and bad acting I still was moved by a few scenes. One was when the Captain discovers the kids singing and breaks down. I don't think there is a way to do this scene badly. I also enjoyed the nuns, and I thought the baroness was the best actor they had. She was able to tone down the stage acting and make it work for the small screen.

I heard people liked the Captain but I found him way too harsh. There are ways to deliver those lines without looking like a tyrant with a terrible anger problem. When you're thinking, he wouldn't HURT the kids would he? That's a bad thing! I found myself thinking, after seeing that why does Maria want to be with him, even if he's "changed"? Christopher Plummer's performance was more pained and subtle. You understood his sternness was coming from missing his wife and that he was a very good man underneath that. He kept a sadness in his eyes the whole time that was moving.

I think anyone wanting to take on this role after a PERFECT movie has already been made is nuts. But props for trying. Sometimes I wonder though, if something has already been done perfectly, why mess with it?

OrangeCrusher1 said...

We watched the Sound of Music last night. I agree with a lot of what Admin just said. It's very hard to make a stage production look real on the small screen, particularly in HD. Kudos to Carrie Underwood, not an actor, for agreeing to take this one and open herself up to the special hell that is social media commentary. And who dressed her? The costumery was ridiculous, and the wedding dress looked like a high school production piece. Like Admin, I found a few scenes as moving as always, particularly the end as they prepare to sneak away over the mountains. The Baroness was remarkably moving, and perhaps the best I have seen in that role; you can see the difference in acting there between someone who is one, and CW who is not. I also liked Christian Borle as Max. The Captain and Maria, no chemistry, and would have been better with others in their roles. Still, better than I expected and with it recorded, we did not have to watch the commercials.

Layla said...

Chefsummer (144)
At the time the video was made, she was saying she had blisters, correct? I recall someone who had interviewed her then tweeted her and mentioned her blisters. That story evolved into a broken foot as time went on. But whatever the injury was, it had already happened, and she didn't seem to have any trouble getting around. I think she exaggerated a minor injury (blisters) to come up with an explanation for why she wouldn't be running in the Vegas marathon this year. It's obvious that R&R Marathons dumped her, and she wasn't about to admit that she lost another job.

Blowing In The Wind said...

The way TFW chopped the broccoli for the salad seems to be indicative of the way she does everything in her life -- overkill.

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Except for her blog, which she hasn't updated, her coupon site and promoting her book signings.

"Now, now. For the grand finale she tilted the bowl forward a bit and said taa daaa."

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Is that what it was? I thought she was saying "tatas," and wanted to show off her "girls."

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

I'm watching Climb Every Mountain and it's the high point. I think Carrie was crying real tears.

We did Sound of Music junior year. I was in the orchestra which was pure fun. Front row seats and helping with the beautiful music. That year there were some particularly talented kids. Our Gretel was adorable and fantastic and the rest of the cast was strong too. Our director at the time had no business being at a little high school, he was great. There were moments in that production that were better than this one.

Did you see when someone accidentally stepped on the baroness' dress? Yikes! She said oops and giggled as she walked over to deliver her line. Didn't miss a beat. She looked straight out of the 1930s, I agree she was the best baroness I've seen.

OrangeCrusher1 said...

About the baroness. Other productions that I have seen, including the movie, always left me with the impression that she was rich, old, and stuffy. In this one, she was pretty, age appropriate for the Captain, and actually rather charming. Just a woman with a different agenda.

PatK said...

Kate Gosselin‏@Kateplusmy826m
Nothing like spending the morning online and on the phone at @ticketmaster in hopes of getting @onedirection tix! :( pic.twitter.com/osVC8RElvf

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Uh-oh! Having to try like a lowly commoner?? Come on, Kate, we know you're hoping someone high up sees your tweet and gets you those front-row seats/backstage passes. You're not fooling anyone.

Sad thing is, with your declining z-list status, you just might not score that way this time.

Over And Out said...

colleen campbell ‏@callerbabe 39m
@Kateplusmy8 @Ticketmaster @onedirection I've been sick with women problems{blood clots-period related-menopause} & having cold weather!

A fan tweets this to Kate (who really needs to know this!), to Ticketmaster, and to One DIrection! LOL!

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

Yes I also never liked the old rich snob take on the baroness. I don't think that's what they intended. You understood why the captain would be with this baroness it's just Maria was who he really loved. Apparently this actress played Maria on Broadway in 1998! She was a true gem.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

The buzzing was particularly bad the last hour. They had a year to work out the sound kinks, this is pretty amateur.

Tucker's Mom said...

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said... 152
Yes I also never liked the old rich snob take on the baroness. I don't think that's what they intended. You understood why the captain would be with this baroness it's just Maria was who he really loved. Apparently this actress played Maria on Broadway in 1998! She was a true gem.
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I thought, "who is that? I know I know that actress...".
I looked up the cast the TSOM live and saw her name, then IMDB'd her and "a ha!", got it.
I remember her from a recent sitcom, Go On, with Matthew Perry. DH and I loved that show and were bummed it got canceled.
She played the grief therapy group's therapist.

Tucker's Mom said...

PatK said... 151
Kate Gosselin‏@Kateplusmy826m
Nothing like spending the morning online and on the phone at @ticketmaster in hopes of getting @onedirection tix! :( pic.twitter.com/osVC8RElvf

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Uh-oh! Having to try like a lowly commoner?? Come on, Kate, we know you're hoping someone high up sees your tweet and gets you those front-row seats/backstage passes. You're not fooling anyone.
*******
C'mon and join the unwashed masses, Kate.
This is how the rest of the world lives. Get used to it.

Vanessa said...

I hope Brian B does not ask her to cook with him! Let's look at the times she had men in her kitchen cooking (from the show). When Jon cooked the Korean dinner, she was just ugly towards him.
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I would love it if she paired up with Gordon Ramsey

Kate is a twit said...

I didn't know that NBC has a special called "The Making of the Sound of Music Live" that aired the night before Thanksgiving. They have it posted on their website.

http://www.nbc.com/sound-of-music/video/the-making-of-the-sound-of-music-live/n43826/

The full show is also posted there. I wonder if they fixed the sound issues before putting it on their website.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

Well that's an awkward tweet if I ever saw one.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

That tweet suggests she never had to get her own concert tickets before. Poor thing. For most of these popular concerts if you're not logging on to ticketmaster the second the tickets open up and getting them right there and then, you're probably out of luck. They're probably sold out already. Better think about scalpers, Kate.

Tucker's Mom said...

Did you see when someone accidentally stepped on the baroness' dress? Yikes! She said oops and giggled as she walked over to deliver her line. Didn't miss a beat. She looked straight out of the 1930s, I agree she was the best baroness I've seen.
******
"Oops, I'll be needing that" and she just went on without skipping a beat! What a pro.
Her finger curls were to die for...

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

According to the baroness's wikipedia she played Maria on Broadway at only 19 years old. She was hired after being the understudy and doing great. That's amazing. Carrie Underwood is 30. She also broke her neck doing a stunt in another production.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

Oh one thing I forgot to mention is the one area where I think Carrie rivaled Julie Andrews was her yodeling. That gal can yodel. She just belted it out and it sounded great.

Carezee said...

Over And Out said... 152

colleen campbell ‏@callerbabe 39m
@Kateplusmy8 @Ticketmaster @onedirection I've been sick with women problems{blood clots-period related-menopause} & having cold weather!

A fan tweets this to Kate (who really needs to know this!), to Ticketmaster, and to One DIrection! LOL!

You made my day! That was the funniest tweet I've ever read! Not so much the tweet but who she forwarded to. LOL! Some people really don't have a brain. It may be the menopause.

OrangeCrusher1 said...

Kate Gosselin‏@Kateplusmy826m
Nothing like spending the morning online and on the phone at @ticketmaster in hopes of getting @onedirection tix! :( pic.twitter.com/osVC8RElvf

Aw, anyone out there feel sad that she has to do what real people have to do? Unless of course she's lying for the sympathy pitch since last week's tweet obviously did not produce results. And I doubt she's scrounging tickets for everyone. Poor baby (snark).

High Sodium Content said...

Kate really is an idiot. Bet she's never purchased her own airline ticket either. How hard is it to make less than 8 clicks to purchase tickets for a concert. I bet she totally freezes when she gets to the part where she has to enter a credit card for payment.

OrangeCrusher1 said...

She's in shock at the sticker price that the mediocre are forced to pay, + S/H. $$$$. Mady Gosselin may not have anything to say about this after all. Doubt there is anyone left for her to call for freebies since she is putting it out there on Twitter. Milo? Chipotle? Anyone?

Kate is a twit said...

Amanda ‏@amandakt 2h
@Kateplusmy8 @Ticketmaster @onedirection that's one way of getting free tickets, Kate. Doesn't it suck having do things like normal peeps?

Kate Gosselin ‏@Kateplusmy8 1h
@amandakt @Ticketmaster @onedirection No!Don't mind spending X & $ 2make Christmas dreams come true4my kids! #regularmom #MerryChristmas2U:)
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It's Just Kaos ‏@K4os_Theory 2h
@Kateplusmy8 When you get 'em on the phone, do the "Do you know who I am?" thing .. should do the trick! LOL

Kate Gosselin ‏@Kateplusmy8 1h
@K4os_Theory no!!! I don't do that. Doesn't matter who anyone is, we all just want tix to make our teens dreams come true!!! :) #moms4tix

It's Just Kaos ‏@K4os_Theory 1h
@Kateplusmy8 I'm just teasin' ya .. I do hope you get them though .. I know the girls would love that .. teeny boppers and their idols. ;)

Amber Kenney ‏@Prettybowes 2h
@Kateplusmy8 @Ticketmaster @onedirection now that every1 knows ur going, I hope paps leave u alone!!!

Kate Gosselin ‏@Kateplusmy8 1h
@Prettybowes @Ticketmaster @onedirection who says we're going? I haven't said any details or results #fingerscrossed

Seems like Kate is a little touchy today, or she kept responding to make sure that @Ticketmaster and @onedirection saw her tweets, which I highly doubt.

Why did she have to include the twitter ID of One Direction in her tweet? She could have just used 1D instead or just their name. In fact, why did she even take the time to tweet about it all, if she was trying to get tickets? She just had to make sure that the world knew that she was looking for tickets in the hope someone would come through for her.

Then to add insult to injury, one of her fans tweets her this:

♡I am Diana♡ ‏@Drew_styles1 2h
@Kateplusmy8 @Ticketmaster @onedirection me and my friend got backstage passes for 1D :D

Rather than congratulate the fan, Kate responds:

Kate Gosselin ‏@Kateplusmy8 1h
@Drew_styles1 @Ticketmaster @onedirection how in the world did you manage that????


buzz buzz said...

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said... 154
The buzzing was particularly bad the last hour. They had a year to work out the sound kinks, this is pretty amateur.
______________________
I'm outside the USA. We did not hear the buzzing.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

Kate Gosselin ‏@Kateplusmy8 1h
@K4os_Theory no!!! I don't do that. Doesn't matter who anyone is, we all just want tix to make our teens dreams come true!!! :) #moms4tix

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First of all, if tickets to some silly concert makes your teen's dreams come true maybe it's time to talk to them about priorities. Second of all, not every parent believes that spending hours and hundreds of dollars for one night of boy band entertainment is what's best for teens. Plenty of parents don't permit their kids to attend such nonsense expensive events and use that money for other things instead, perhaps saving some in a college fund, and using the rest for fun that lasts more than one night. Third of all, the implication that this sort of thing makes you a good mom is obnoxious. She doesn't even work, so all she's probably doing is spending THEIR money to get these tickets. How is that good parenting?

I think it's awesome though that the tweeter pointed out that by advertising she intends to go to the concert (if she gets tickets) she put a target on her back for paparazzi. Not that they would care.

Kate is a twit said...

Maybe she's hoping one of the tabs will pick up the story, and feel sorry for and get tickets for her. Hey, why doesn't she call her good pal, James McGibney of BV, to score some tickets? I'm sure he has connections.

OrangeCrusher1 said...

Then to add insult to injury, one of her fans tweets her this:

♡I am Diana♡ ‏@Drew_styles1 2h
@Kateplusmy8 @Ticketmaster @onedirection me and my friend got backstage passes for 1D :D

Rather than congratulate the fan, Kate responds:

Kate Gosselin ‏@Kateplusmy8 1h
@Drew_styles1 @Ticketmaster @onedirection how in the world did you manage that????

Oh how funny. How in the world does anyone besides KG manage to do that. Look, if she wants to make her teen's dream come true, get off the damn twitter, buy the tix like everyone else and then STFU until Xmas. Why does she share so damn much. Oh, I know, she's really out there grifting. Guess it's not working so well this time. Karma.

Shelly said...

Kate Gosselin ‏@Kateplusmy8 1h
@Prettybowes @Ticketmaster @onedirection who says we're going? I haven't said any details or results #fingerscrossed

Seems like Kate is a little touchy today, or she kept responding to make sure that @Ticketmaster and @onedirection saw her tweets, which I highly doubt.

Why did she have to include the twitter ID of One Direction in her tweet? She could have just used 1D instead or just their name. In fact, why did she even take the time to tweet about it all, if she was trying to get tickets? She just had to make sure that the world knew that she was looking for tickets in the hope someone would come through for her.

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When I go online to buy tickets, I know if I've bought them or not, yet TFW says her "fingers are crossed"? What's to keep her fingers crossed about? She either bought them or she didn't. I think she's tweeting/grifting again hoping that someone sees it and swoops in and gives her the tickets. Her methods are so transparent and embarrassing.

JudyK said...

Okay, I'm from Oklahoma, and I'm a Carrie Underwood fan, BUT she was miscast here. Still, I admire her because she's a NICE human being, UNLIKE Kate Gosselin, so I want to temper my criticism.

First, I applaud Carrie for her chops...she definitely has them...and for the courage and, yes, talent it took to do that theatrical number LIVE.

However, she had the warmth of a winter blizzard, especially in her scenes with the Captain, who is SUPPOSED to come across as stiff. I thought he was magnificent. I've watched the "movie" version of The Sound of Music countless times...I always fall in love with Christopher Plummer. When I graduated from college and took my first job, I was asked by many people if I was Julie Andrews...I heard it constantly...she's more than a decade older than I am and although I was supremely complimented, I couldn't believe they were serious. However, I also heard the comparisons in college. I never thought I looked like her, but I always thought my Mother resembled her.

Aside from that, I did hear the Oklahoma accent in her singing more than once, saw her looking at cue cards twice, and thought her singing paled in comparison to the Broadway professionals, and, except for her scenes with the children which came across as natural, I thought her acting was cold and lifeless.

Still, Carrie has a range that I didn't realize she has, and I thought she did a credible job, and I can't imagine anyone, even tempered professionals, being able to do that LIVE on t.v. for three hours.

TLC stinks said...

Gawd, the woman is pathetic, grifting for tickets! I cannot believe she posted a screenshot of ticketmaster calls. Why didn't she get tickets earlier? NOBODY fell for her grifting this time. Freakin unbelievable!

Barbara M. said...

I was at the supermarket this morning when I saw the latest issue of Star magazine with Kate on its cover under the headline "Kate Gosselin stealing from her kids! Blowing money on plastic surgery and her hunky bodyguard". So I read the article and it states that Kate made $ 10 million over the years but very little is left - she is now raiding her kids' trust accounts for pay for everything, including Steve's salary. I know she's desperate for publicity, but this is not quite what she had in mind.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

Oh my gosh Milo made the best point of her life. I was just going to say this. The Philadelphia concert is not until August, those are the tickets on sale today. Are the twins even going to like this band nine months from now???

Fired Up 4 Kate ‏@MiloandJack 4h
@Kateplusmy8 Thing abt teens..U have 2get tickets almost a yr N advance..then when #TeenCrush concert comes..teen has already moved on! LOL

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

She says she can't reveal the final result??? What is she the Queen of England? How absurd. Why the heck can't she say whether she got them or not? What an ego.

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

Oh how funny. How in the world does anyone besides KG manage to do that. Look, if she wants to make her teen's dream come true, get off the damn twitter, buy the tix like everyone else and then STFU until Xmas. Why does she share so damn much. Oh, I know, she's really out there grifting. Guess it's not working so well this time. Karma.

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You can't mean to tell me that with all of her connections in the entertainment business, she doesn't know someone who knows someone who could get her tickets? I guess she's not the celebrity that she thinks she is. Can't her bestie, Taylor, put her in touch with someone? By the way, I know how she could get tickets and passes, and if she weren't such a darn grifter, I'd help her out. But I'm not going to. Bah, Humbug.

Kate is a twit said...

In her first tweet about the tickets, she included a screenshot that included the phone # for Ticketmaster. Why would she even bother calling? It would be easier to just go online and order them. Maybe she did plan on using her "name" to strike a deal.

Over In TFW's County said...

She says she can't reveal the final result??? What is she the Queen of England? How absurd. Why the heck can't she say whether she got them or not? What an ego.

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She is disgusting and pathetic, not to mention transparent. She put this out on Twitter so the tabs would pick it up, and someone would take notice and get her the dang tickets. I've never seen anything like this in my life. The heck she doesn't play the "do you know who I am routine." She's asked for stores to be closed so she can shop. She's stepped in front of people in grocery store lines. She had Steve block a bathroom so she would be the only one in there. She parks in fire lanes. Don't think for one minute she wouldn't use the "Mom of eight" thing to get tickets. She'd do it in a heartbeat.

getofftwitter said...

Amazing, how Kate has managed to cough up money lately, for things: bird/cage, concert tickets, hair appt, but just over 2 months ago, she was crying poor: piece & patching finances? If you are so poor/piece & patching/struggling with money, one does not buy a new car, expensive bird, or expensive concert tickets. The cheapest one can get is about $50. Front row would be in the hundreds. First floor hundreds. The $50 seats are way in the back. It's nice to get tickets for your kids for a concert, if you can afford them, then do it, but then don't go on national TV or do interviews and cry poor.

chefsummer said...

why she wouldn't be running in the Vegas marathon this year.
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Oh maybe Steve phoned her to say that LV R&R was out of scooters lol.

chefsummer said...

Nothing like spending the morning online and on the phone at @ticketmaster in hopes of getting @onedirection tix! :( pic.twitter.com/osVC8RElvf
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Grifting this AM I see good luck KK I hope no idiot takes the bait.

chefsummer said...

getofftwitter said... 182
Amazing, how Kate has managed to cough up money lately, f
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Now now to be fair we don't know if that bird was grifted lol and sadly I wouldn't put it past her to grift a bird.

OrangeCrusher1 said...

The twins are old enough to remember the special seats and backstage passes for Taylor Swift. She's desperate to grift same for 1D, otherwise how can she explain the seats in the nosebleed section with just regular folks. And she herself is hardly interested enough in taking her teens to a concert unless there is special attention for her and about her. Oh wait, I forgot she will also need a ticket for Skeeve.

Berks Neighbor said...

My friend scored 1D tickets for her daughter and her daughters friends the day they went on sale for here in PA. They aren't coming until the summer. It's not hard when you plan ahead. TFW just doesn't think she needs to stand in line with the masses and can just skirt the whole process. "DON'T THEY KNOW WHO SHE IS! ! ! ! "

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

They only went on sale today this morning at 10. Her call logs show calls at 1040 am. She should have called the second they went on sale at 10 am. 1040 is too late. This is what happens when a network takes care of everything for you, you lose touch with how to help yourself.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

Yikes it also shows more than 81 calls. That's nuts. No band or anything else is worth 81 phone calls. Forget this.

OrangeCrusher1 said...

She never knew how to help herself. From the time she moved her teenage self into her boyfriend's parents' house, she figured it was up to other people to help HER. Trouble was, of course, no one has ever known how to do it right. Poor Kate.

TLC stinks said...

Those people who win lotteries sometime blown through their money, so maybe there's some truth that she's spent the kids' money. And whoever posted that she'd need a ticket for Steve was correct. I don't know where the concert is, but would she need hotel rooms too? Oh, and limo transportation. Gotta go in style that one.

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

I don't get that pic of the phone. It shows (83) at 10:38 and (6) at 10:41.

Berks Neighbor said...

Admin, I'm not sure where you saw that. My friend got hers on December 3. She posted right after with the confirmation. My kids don't care for boy bands or any hyped up band so I have no clue when things are on sale.

Berks Neighbor said...

Did a quick google search because I was concerned...here's the answer: Pre-sale tickets go on sale Dec. 3 and are available to Citi card members who RSVP via Facebook. See...TFW could have planned ahead. She doesn't think does she?
http://www.eonline.com/news/485074/one-direction-where-we-are-2014-north-american-tour-dates-see-where-they-ll-perform-in-concert

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

Without seeing her bank accounts who knows what is going on with the finances however I will say that based on the things she says and tweets she is definitely the type to blow through all her money. For one after she failed at getting back on T.V. she still after all this time refuses to get a real job. That is not the behavior of someone who is careful and wise with money. For another the things she does choose to spend her money on usually poor investments, like sports cars and expensive consort tickets. This sort of reckless behavior when one doesn't even have a full time job is exactly the kind of behavior that leads to very wealthy people declaring bankruptcy. The wealthy people I worked for were absolute tightwads with money. Moreso than even someone struggling would be. On the one hand, I think they were cheap sometimes. On the other hand, the way people get rich and then stay rich is to be careful with every penny. It's when you stop worrying over every penny because you're "comfortably rich" that you end up in trouble.

Paula said...

This is classic Kate! She thinks giving ( or grifting) her kids expensive items, iPads, cell phones, Taylor Swift tickets, One Direction tickets makes her a "good Mom". Guess what Kate, it doesn't. This isn't about her kids, it's about making herself look like "cool mom". And it's especially disgusting at this time of year when many families are looking at their bank accounts and trying to figure out to provide a Christmas for their children. She is disgusting.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...


This is classic Kate! She thinks giving ( or grifting) her kids expensive items, iPads, cell phones, Taylor Swift tickets, One Direction tickets makes her a "good Mom".

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I counted at least three or four tweets between Kate and her sheeple that implied that this is what "good moms" do and that this is how good moms love their kids. Wtf?

It's so obnoxious. Just because you buy the most expensive lavish present in the room doesn't make you a good mom. If anything I think it makes it look like you're trying too hard, not to mention unoriginal. A truly "good mom" would not need to fork over hundreds of dollars on flavor of the month bands to prove their love for their children. A truly good mom is one who can say no honey, we're not going to spend this kind of money on something like this.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

I don't get that pic of the phone. It shows (83) at 10:38 and (6) at 10:41.

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It means she's made a total of 89 calls for these stupid tickets. I don't know why they separated them out into 83 and 6. Could be because she hand dialed some of them. I don't know why iPhone groups calls the way it does but I've seen that on my phone too.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

Berks I was going to say the pre-sale thing would be the only way your friend got them early. A concert like this you're going to have to get creative. Sitting there with your phone dialing over and over 40 minutes into the sale ain't gonna cut it.

Kate is a twit said...

. For another the things she does choose to spend her money on usually poor investments, like sports cars and expensive consort tickets.
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Admin-I don't know if the "consort" was an autocorrect or Freudian slip, but it made me laugh out loud!! Especially when it was pointed out that she would also have to get a ticket for Steve.

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