Saturday, June 7, 2014

The Big Tip


Once in awhile a reality show comes along that tries to make a difference. "The Big Tip" promises to do just that by singling out people in the restaurant service industry deserving of recognition for community service or just all around do-gooders (one waitress is a foster mom, another gives all her money to a dog rescue, still another is also a firefighter). Rachael Ray will then present the waiter or waitress with a "big tip" in the form of a check.

We're not the biggest fan of chirpy Rachael Ray, her mediocre cooking skills and her ripoff garbage bowl marketed to solve a problem that never even existed, but this tear jerker is a cool idea. And it has a little bit of credibility, since Rachael started out as a waitress herself in her parents' restaurants. She works hard, owns pit bulls, and she promises not to bear offspring because she just wouldn't be a fit mother, which you have to respect. Looking forward to this one. 

Sunday, Food Network. 10 p.m. or check local listings. The series premieres Sunday with promises of more episodes in the fall. 

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Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

Rachel is 45 or something and she looks younger and much fresher than Kate.

Carole said...

I wonder if TFW still employs a sitter to watch and entertain the kids for the bulk of the hours each day like she did with Ashley so her precious schedule full of important activities (manis, pedis, hair, shopping must be maintained) isn't disrupted because the kids are home.

Somewhere In Time said...

The sheeple still don't know where or how to check out the days/times for the "special." The one clueless fan from last night finally got an answer from Paige. Apparently, though, Paige didn't get the memo that it's a two-night special. This is so funny,..

Andrea lee johnson ‏@JohnsonAndra 11h
@Paige_Kate8fan @Kateplusmy8 paige when does it come on??

Paige C ‏@Paige_Kate8fan 3h
@JohnsonAndra @Kateplusmy8 June 19th at 10

Andrea lee johnson ‏@JohnsonAndra 1h
@Paige_Kate8fan @Kateplusmy8 paige thank you

Formerly Duped said...

carrying over from last post:

Wasn't there some fuss about her being in her bedroom while the kids were in the pool a couple of years back. She snapped a photos of something from her window IIRC? I think at the time Joel or Aaden did not like swimming and rarely went in so likely was not a strong swimmer?

foxy said...

I think Kate took a picture of the twins in the pool at night with a couple of their friends for a sleepover. It was taken from inside the house and just flood lights on around the pool.

That woman is careless and crazy.

sparkle said...

Tucker's Mom said... 138
The reality star gushed to Us Weekly that twins Cara and Mady and sextuplets Alexis, Hannah, Aaden, Collin, Leah and Joel are "very excited" to be back in front of the cameras.

"They cheered like crazy," the 38-year-old revealed to the magazine." It was like I announced that it's Christmas tomorrow. Our crew walked in and it was like they had never left."
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I had a good laugh at this one! Their orginal crew has gone on to other shows. So I'm sure this was a bunch of new victims..... err.. cameramen. I guess when the crew walked in, Kate and the kids were all huddled around the basement entrance, as that's is the only entrance/exit the crew were allowed. I'm sure the crew were all wearing their Kate demanded disposable shoe bootie covers, properly signed off on having an opinion while on the Konpound and were reminded that the only bathroom they were allowed to use was the basement toilet. (the above all per Robert's book)

Yayyyyy! Just like old times!!!!

Rhymes with Witch said...

This is a day late (yesterday was the 70th anniversary of D Day) but I'd like to post my respect and thanks to all who fought on the Allied side in WW II, including my father and his brother.

Call Me Crazy said...

MickeyMcKean said... 189 (from previous post)

I just have to share .... a guy who graduated from my high school a couple of years before me got a job as one of the Banana Splits.

The first time I heard about it was from one of my teachers who said, "get your diploma and become a Banana Split".
_________________________

Ha, Mickey. Cool story. Do you know which character he was? Thanks for sharing.

Linda said...

I guess when the crew walked in, Kate and the kids were all huddled around the basement entrance, as that's is the only entrance/exit the crew were allowed. I'm sure the crew were all wearing their Kate demanded disposable shoe bootie covers, properly signed off on having an opinion while on the Konpound and were reminded that the only bathroom they were allowed to use was the basement toilet. (the above all per Robert's book)
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I'm trying to understand what is so horrible about any of those rules. When you are filming in someone's home, you don't typically have free run of the house and if the booties helped keep the place clean, what's the big deal?

I don't know what it means to "sign off on having an opinion," but in a work environment there are usually plenty of opinions you can't express. For example, you don't get to call the customer a jerk to her face even when you believe her to be one.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...


I don't know what it means to "sign off on having an opinion," but in a work environment there are usually plenty of opinions you can't express. For example, you don't get to call the customer a jerk to her face even when you believe her to be one.

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I actually don't have a problem with the booties. Either that or have them take their shoes off or put it in the contract they are to pay for carpet cleaning or replacement on a regular basis. I can see how a crew coming in and out frequently could destroy your floors. Unintentionally of course.

But I do have a problem with signing off on having an opinion. You don't lose your right to speak up when something is bothering you just because you are working for someone. It doesn't mean you won't be vetoed, but a healthy work environment encourages discussion. And especially when there are young vulnerable children involved I think everyone should be free to and even has an obligation to speak their mind as long as they do so respectfully. Kate was not their boss, TLC was. We're not talking about mouthing off to customers, Kate was not their customer. She was a coworker. She was the "talent" cough, and they were the crew. We're talking about being able to have a free discussion about your fellow coworkers and your work environment.

Paper Plates Forever! Yay! said...

"They cheered like crazy," the 38-year-old revealed to the magazine." It was like I announced that it's Christmas tomorrow. Our crew walked in and it was like they had never left."

She says this shit so that people think the kids are not being negatively affected by filming. That is the ONLY reason she says it.

NJGal51 said...

I guess they had/have to sign off on having an opinion that child abuse (alleged), whether physical or emotional, is wrong.

Rhymes with Witch said...

On another serious note, 2014 marks the 50th anniversary of the Summer of Freedom.

http://www.infoplease.com/spot/bhmjustice4.html

Rhymes with Witch said...

On a lighter note, there was some great music in 1964.

http://www.theroot.com/articles/history/2014/06/freedom_summer_the_music_of_1964.html?wpisrc=topstories

FlimsyFlamsy said...

Linda (#8), thank you for expressing your difference of opinion
respectfully. I don't agree about the store owner/customer analogy
because of how TFW defines her relationship with the crew. She
says they're friends of the family, the kids love them, they're "crew
daddies," when they come over it's like Christmas morning. If
that's the dynamic she claims -- that it's a mutual friendship -- then
why must the crew be unable to express an opinion? It seems to
TFW, friendship is saying whatever you want, and milking people
dry, and then any resistance is met with being deleted from her life.

Jane said...

Totally off topic! The CIA has joined Twitter - unless someone's pretending to be the CIA but it's a verified account so I suppose not. The first two tweets are pretty funny.

CIA ‏@CIA 18h
Thank you for the @Twitter welcome! We look forward to sharing great #unclassified content with you.


CIA ‏@CIA Jun 6
We can neither confirm nor deny that this is our first tweet.

Rhymes with Witch said...

I guess they had/have to sign off on having an opinion that child abuse (alleged), whether physical or emotional, is wrong. 12

Probably. There were reports of crew changes because the crew was "uncomfortable" with what they were witnessing (sorry no link).

Linda said...

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said... 10

I don't know what it means to "sign off on having an opinion," but in a work environment there are usually plenty of opinions you can't express. For example, you don't get to call the customer a jerk to her face even when you believe her to be one.

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I actually don't have a problem with the booties. Either that or have them take their shoes off or put it in the contract they are to pay for carpet cleaning or replacement on a regular basis. I can see how a crew coming in and out frequently could destroy your floors. Unintentionally of course.

But I do have a problem with signing off on having an opinion. You don't lose your right to speak up when something is bothering you just because you are working for someone. It doesn't mean you won't be vetoed, but a healthy work environment encourages discussion. And especially when there are young vulnerable children involved I think everyone should be free to and even has an obligation to speak their mind as long as they do so respectfully. Kate was not their boss, TLC was. We're not talking about mouthing off to customers, Kate was not their customer. She was a coworker. She was the "talent" cough, and they were the crew. We're talking about being able to have a free discussion about your fellow coworkers and your work environment.
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Did Robert include a copy of the contract with the term "cannot express an opinion" or is that someone's paraphrase/interpretation? Again, what does that mean? I find it very hard to believe that nobody was allowed to express an opinion. Opinions on a set might include "Everyone seems tired, let's break for lunch now before continuing." Crew have to express opinions to get the job done, so I'm not understanding how they could be banned from doing so in any context. However, I still contend that in virtually every work environment, people are not free to express any opinion they want.

Jane said...

Rachael also has a pet food line and has donated millions to charitable organizations that rescue animals.

http://nutrish.rachaelray.com

Millicent said...

I appreciate it when people know that they would not make good parents and/or simply don't want to have children - and stick to it. There is so much societal pressure to have at least one kid once you're married, or to provide grandkids for your parents, that it takes a strong person to stand their ground on this one.

The show sounds like a good premise, but I'm usually suspicious of how they choose the recipients. Hopefully in a fair manner.

As to the rule that crew members only enter/exit through a basement door - that smacks to me of the "whites only/blacks only" stuff from Jim Crow south. It also tells me that Kate does not consider crew members her equals. As Admin pointed out, all of them are getting paid by TLC, so they are basically on equal footing. Having some rules in place to keep your home looking nice makes sense, but not treating the crew like they are lesser beings. But that's Kate for you - anyone besides herself is a lesser being.

Sad but true said...

Bringing this over from previous thread:

The Empress as culinary queen said... 200
XXXXXX
@Kateplusmy8 just ordered #loveisinthemix cant wait for it to arrive!! Dont know what took me so long to order!

Anyone know how many copies of #moneyinthemix have been sold to-date?

In answer to that question, from what can be seen on NovelRank (Amazon's tracker), she is still UNDER 2,000 copies sold (both hard and Kindle). The book has now sold around 1,850 or so, and that includes UK, Canada, and Germany.

If you generously allow that BN maybe sells 50% of what Amazon does, give her another 1,000 there (including e-book versions, BN does not have a tracker on either paper or digital, they just have a sales ranking).

Librraries and other "institutional" sales? I would venture to say, maybe 500-750.

Other outlets, such as booksamillion, Walmart, etc.? Maybe (and this is VERY generous) another 1,000.

All in, since the end of March 2013, when this turd first hit the market, she's sold MAYBE 4,500 (really, it's probably closer to 3,500). And that's a very big maybe. Even if we supposed HCI made her a generous deal on royalties--say, for the sake of argument, 40% of list price of $22.95 (which would be VERY sweet indeed)--she COULD have made as much as $40,000 in royalties thus far (not including whatever advance she got, although that might well have been "against sales," meaning she wouldn't get paid a cent in royalties until she'd earned back her advance).

But all of the above is estimating VERY liberally and at far greater than the typical author margins (of 20-25%) against list price. My guess is she's possibly made $25-30,000. And if HCI really DID print 50,000 of these at THEIR own expense (i.e., she didn't self-publish, as many speculated)? They're sitting on enough copies for the next, um, 16-17 years. But they won't wait that long--if they aren't already, these will be in dollar bins soon, and thence to pulp.

So yes, THANKS, Kate, for destroying so many trees for the sake of your vanity. Glad you got maybe 2.5 kids' private-school tuition for one year out of it. I really hope that HCI was lying (again, for the sake of HER vanity) when they said they printed 50,000.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

I appreciate it when people know that they would not make good parents and/or simply don't want to have children - and stick to it. There is so much societal pressure to have at least one kid once you're married, or to provide grandkids for your parents, that it takes a strong person to stand their ground on this one.

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Yes and you really see few celebs whose lifestyle is not always suited for children willing to do what Rachael Ray did and decide not to have kids. Not because she doesn't love kids, she says she loves them. Because it would be selfish to have them.

Rachel Ray explained that she works very long hours, her work is very demanding, she is focused on her career and she can barely give her dogs any attention much less a child. I'm a big advocate of getting a dog before having a baby. If you can't even deal with a dog's needs and the kind of lifestyle where you can't leave your house for more than eight hours without making arrangements for the dog, then rethink kids. Good for her.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

Not knowing exactly what was meant by they are not allowed to have an opinion it's hard to debate the issue. But, I don't think it's Kate's place to tell them that no matter what it was about. The talent may think they are the big man on campus but they are just another member of production. There are a lot of other people on set each with important jobs and it's really more the director who gets to boss the crew around not the talent. Kate's idea of how it should be, she the star making demands, is juvenile, and not how it works.

However what we have heard about crew members like Jenn Stocks backing out because they were uncomfortable, I think we can guess what that work environment was like.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...


The show sounds like a good premise, but I'm usually suspicious of how they choose the recipients. Hopefully in a fair manner.

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How would it be unfair?

I'm sure there are thousands of people that deserve a big check but that's not possible. I guess they'll honor who they can with the resources they have and maybe it will inspire others to pay it forward.

FlimsyFlamsy said...

Admin (#21), your post just reminded me of something TFW said a long time ago. They showed video of her and Jon and their 2 cats. Then the twins were born, and she said something like, "We traded
in 2 cats for 2 kids." Something about the way she phrased it was odd. Did they just give the cats away? And when was the last time
we heard anything about Shoka? I don't even think Gladys has
asked for an update lately. Well, at least not up until she read this...

Ex Nurse said...

Admin said...
Kate's idea of how it should be, she the star making demands, is juvenile, and not how it works
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That attitude spoke loud and clear on DWTS, in her disregard for the timing necessary for hair and makeup in the production of a live show. Combine zero talent with a bad attitude, and you can't really expect the offers to come pouring in. If she had had at least a passable personality, she could have had so much mor opportunity. Which, she would have blown, of course. Like anyone who comes into the spotlight due to an unusual circumstance--like HOM or huge scrotums--you have to earn your right to stay there.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

Diva stars are really just a cliche. You can only get away with that if you are really, really talented. Like Striesand or Celine Dion caliber. Kate Gosselin, no. If you're just a replaceable B or D lister then if you're a problem on set you're not going to get many offers.

It's been widely reported that Katherine Heigel is a nightmare on set and she quickly faded from top billing even though there's nothing wrong with her acting skills. I have to think that is directly related to her reputation. She was good but not good enough to put up with.

Rhymes with Witch said...

I guess they'll honor who they can with the resources they have and maybe it will inspire others to pay it forward. 24

There was a waitress in NH who paid for soldiers lunches during the government shutdown. She was then fired ( go figure).
Ellen had her on her show and gave her the credit she was due and replaced her old clunker with a brand new car.
It was clear that the waitress did not expect to be fired or be on Ellen. She just did something she felt was right.

Rhymes with Witch said...

However what we have heard about crew members like Jenn Stocks backing out because they were uncomfortable, I think we can guess what that work environment was like. 23

I remember watching tfw throwing a dirty diaper at Jen. When Jen asked her about during the interview, tfw said something like 'I did?'

Rhymes with Witch said...

Diva stars are really just a cliche. You can only get away with that if you are really, really talented. Like Streisand or Celine Dion caliber. Kate Gosselin, no. 27

I think the TLC crews (yes, plural) put up with a lot while the show (not Kate) was bringing it big bucks - remember all the merchandise for sale on the TLC website?

Millicent said...

Admin - what I meant by choosing participants fairly, is that usually people are chose who are the most photogenic, and/or somehow know someone in the production of the show who introduces their name as a possibility. However, this is tv and producers want people who are attractive, usually young, and who they believe will be found appealing by a majority of viewers. Since they are selling advertising, I guess it's their responsibility to advertisers to do things this way.

As I said, I'm so very cynical at this point. LOL

Rhymes with Witch said...

Here's the link. I may be wrong about her being fired, but I remember hearing that on the news.

http://www.americanownews.com/story/23673901/waitress-pays-for-soldiers-lunch-amid-govt-shutdown

Amy2 said...

Several years ago I had a northwest garden show film a segment in my backyard. We had put in a waterfall when waterfalls were popular. When the segment aired it ran about 12-14 minutes. The crew was in my backyard for 3 1/2 hours.

The crew, all strangers to me, were professional. They wiped their shoes when they came in the house to use the bathroom. They were respectful to me and my home. If they didn't like my backyard or home, they kept their opinions to themselves. They went about their jobs with little fuss. The producer was very kind and whenever the crew needed something the crew asked the producer who asked me.

They didn't become family or friends. They were there to do a job, did it and went on to the next one.

Granted, it was a one time shoot unlike Kate's which went on for years. I bring up my experience to show that my experience was the crew had a job to do period. And they did it well.

Susie Cincinnati said...

Has Gladys given up on hawking the cookbook and the coupon site? No more great finds on petite 'pants'? I suppose now she'll have to concentrate on the TLC show, with a special emphasis on deflecting from Robert's book. She'll have her hands full.

Susie Cincinnati said...

Like anyone who comes into the spotlight due to an unusual circumstance--like HOM or huge scrotums--you have to earn your right to stay there.

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Well, Kate does have balls. I'll give her that much.

Susie Cincinnati said...

"They cheered like crazy," the 38-year-old revealed to the magazine." It was like I announced that it's Christmas tomorrow. Our crew walked in and it was like they had never left."

===

So if it was like they never left, then the kids didn't miss them. Kate says the dumbest stuff.

Kylie said...

I know I'm in the minority but I really like RR. I love watching her cook, although there's not too many things she cooks that look like I would like because I'm rather picky.

Serendipity said...

gayle ‏@GayleKg 2h
@ddissidentt @gosselinbook @kateplusmy8 @kendrawilkinson everyone's already read the main text-been on internet long time!

This dingbat thinks that Robert's first book is still online!

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...


I remember watching tfw throwing a dirty diaper at Jen. When Jen asked her about during the interview, tfw said something like 'I did?'


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Yes there seemed to be a level of disrespect toward her.

There was an email between Kate and a producer in Robert's book. I Think it was Jenn but it doesn't matter because the point is it shows there was tension between Kate and the producers and disrespect toward them.

If I recall in the emails Kate was complaining about advance notice or something. Jenn, or a producer replied, if I'm remembering this correctly, that they had bent over backwards to accommodate the family's schedule and that weeks ago she had emailed Kate asking for her schedule but never got a reply.

It sounds like Kate wanted things the way she wanted them but wasn't wiling to do simple things to help Jenn accommodate her like email her back when Jenn asks her for information Jenn needs. I'm with Jenn on this one--this is a collaboration, not a dictatorship. And guess what when you're in this particular business you are frequently asked to do things that interfere with the schedule you would prefer. You do them anyway or get out. Narcissist missed her child's high school graduation. I find that despicable, but that's what you sign up for when your life revolves around sticking your mug out there as often as possible. There will always be some family reason you can't take this or that offer but say no too often and there might not be another one. Don't like it don't be in this particular business.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...


Admin - what I meant by choosing participants fairly, is that usually people are chose who are the most photogenic, and/or somehow know someone in the production of the show who introduces their name as a possibility.


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Oh. Well I suppose they need to find people who are comfortable with cameras at the very least.

From what I saw of the quick promo, the people looked pretty normal to me though.

lukebandit said...

I come across this little gem and it suits kate perfectly.

"The men the American people admire most extravagantly are the greatest liars; the men they detest most violently are those who try to tell them the truth."

- H.L. Mencken


kate code speak:

The Mother of 8 that the American Sheeple admire most extravagantly, are the greatest liars. The people who knows she's a child and animal abuser, try to tell them the truth.

librarylady said...

Just a note, that waitress wasn't fired. There was another waitress who was supposedly fired from a location in the same region because of an incident with a receipt that turned out to be a hoax. Some got confused about the two events because of the closing timing and region. The restaurant where the Ellen waitress worked actually gave her a bonus and she was never fired. Nice for her to be acknowledged that way, she was truly shocked.

Anonymous said...

FlimsyFlamsy said... 25
Admin (#21), your post just reminded me of something TFW said a long time ago. They showed video of her and Jon and their 2 cats. Then the twins were born, and she said something like, "We traded
in 2 cats for 2 kids." Something about the way she phrased it was odd. Did they just give the cats away?

anyone remember the names of those cats? I seem to remember they had designer names like Lauren and polo or something like that!

nanb

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

If you haven't heard Tracey Morgan was in a bad car accident and is in critical condition. Loose connection to the Gosselins, the vehicle he was in was a Mercedes Sprinter same one they have. The whole back side looks collapsed. I hope he pulls through.

Mel said...

In Robert's book he had an alleged email dated 6/7/08 from TFW to Jenn, in which TFW said they "would appreciate a crew without opinions (we have talked about this before)." She also wanted the crew to put back any toys that were moved for interviewing.

lukebandit said...

Millicent said...

As to the rule that crew members only enter/exit through a basement door - that smacks to me of the "whites only/blacks only" stuff from Jim Crow south.

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Millicent, I couldn't agree with you more. Even our beloved Saint Tony had to use the basement door.

Kate Gosselin, hilariously, has even commanded that Dovolani enter through the basement door, rather than the front entrance, like hired help or some servant.

We can see that too. Bet she also did that to Jon Gosselin.

"She says it's quicker, but it's really just her way of showing him she's the boss," a Gosselin source says, adding that quite frankly, "They hate each other."

According to one Dancing with the Stars insider, the "argumentative" monster mom snapped at her counterpart during a particularly frustrating practice at home.

"I'm the reason anyone knows your name," she said, "give me a break!"


She is a certifiable looney tune freaking crazy delusional witch.

Rhymes with Witch said...

Librarylady ,42

Thank you for the clarification. I did hear about a firing. Glad it was not the woman i wrote about.

Rhymes with Witch said...

I'm the reason anyone knows your name," she said, "give me a break!". 46

How many of these names do any of you know? None for me.
If she's referring to Tony - bwahahahaha.

lukebandit said...

Here is a clip of Secretariat's Triple Crown race if anyone would like to see it. It is like God whispered in his ear and said, Run, Secretariat, Run!

http://youtu.be/cS4f6wiQJh4

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Here is a very sweet video of a young family who drove 4 hours to see if they just had a chance to see Secretariat. The owner told him he had to have an appointment and he said he didn't know. He had his video camera with him, this was in 1989.

He told them to go around where the cemetery was and he could video things like that then later told him some of the guys were coming up the road and he told them to take the family up there so they could see the horse. They had a son and 2 daughters. They were there for a while and the trainer walked up with Secretariat 3 feet away from them. He had severe hoof disease and was having trouble walking much less running. But at the last of the video, he let him run and it was stunning, the music. wow. And the owner gave the young daughter a gift. A piece of braided hair from Secretariat! What a keepsake. I hope she still has it today. Would love to see on Antique Roadshow just to see how valuable it is. The appraisers would be going nuts!

Link: http://youtu.be/6oyQPvoXMvs

Anonymous said...

"My father had no feelings for us, he did not know how to love. It was all for him, because he was the puppeteer and the puppets would do what the puppeteer did. Every one of my brothers and sisters, I feel so bad for them. But that son of a bitch played us. " That quote was from the Cowsills documentary playing now on TMC. I believe this could be an exact quote from one of the eight in ten years.

Dee

Lalalalala said...

Anonymous said... 50

Oh, I'm so happy I caught your post! I wanted to see this the first time around and missed it. I now have it recorded for future watching. You're right, this could very well be a Gosselin quote.

lukebandit said...

Wow! The hero who stopped the Seattle shooter, he and his fiancé has been blessed by the masses for his courage.

http://www.buzzfeed.com/jimdalrympleii/hero-who-stopped-seattle-shooter-has-his-wedding-registry-an

MickeyMcKean said...

From the previous post ~

Millicent said... 96
Here's one from the wayback machine for those from the Bay Area (California). Does anyone else remember watching Pat McCormick after school on Channel 2? He did the "Charley and Humphrey" show, and he also hosted a mid afternoon movie called "Dialing for Dollars." We always hoped we would win, but never did lo.

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Milicent ~ I grew up in Silicon Valley and yes I remember both of those shows. Thanks for mentioning them, it made me giggle, and no we didn't win either.

MickeyMcKean said...

Call Me Crazy said... 8
MickeyMcKean said... 189 (from previous post)

I just have to share .... a guy who graduated from my high school a couple of years before me got a job as one of the Banana Splits.

The first time I heard about it was from one of my teachers who said, "get your diploma and become a Banana Split".
_________________________

Ha, Mickey. Cool story. Do you know which character he was? Thanks for sharing.

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The one that was yellow and had long ears :)

PJ's momma said...

lukebandit, that is a local story and it's controversial. People posted about his wedding registry and then started a go fund me site without his permission. His registry is all bought out and they have raised $30,000 for this young man whose only statement came through his parents' answering machine, saying they wanted their privacy and to please pray for the victims.

He did a wonderful thing, saving many lives. He didn't ask for this attention and is probably traumatized. Now someone started a go fund me site for one of the victims and it's raised 10% of what this one is at - and no doubt the parents of the deceased could use help coming from South Korea and preparing to bury him. Many are saying they'd be embarrassed by something like that and I agree, especially after looking at his wedding registry and seeing it is full of $10-30 items. He seems like a humble kid who would not want to profit from the death of one person and the injuries of two others. I could be wrong. Maybe he'll be thrilled with this financial head start at the beginning of his marriage and career.

I understand people want to do something to show appreciation, but there are real victims here too. There would be more if he hadn't stepped in, but it's a little creepy that people are lifting his photos and starting things in his name without knowing if he'd be OK with it. In fact, the go fund me thing was started by a reporter and she said she doesn't have their contact information and will take the site down if he asks her to.

It's kind of weird here in Seattle - with THAT part of the story. Add the Casey Kasem mess and it's been quite a week!

foxy said...

Katie just tweeted Teri Irwin that if she sees this to tell Jane Goodall that she is Alexis' hero and that they missed her when she was in PA recently. Like somebody of Ms. Goodall's stature would really look for the animal abuser Kate Gosselin. I guess Kate could not find her way to Penn State last March.

And when she says to Ter Irwin, "if you see this....". I thought they BFFs forever.

foxy said...

Sorry, it was not Penn State, it was Franklin and Marshall College in Lancaster in April. Even closer. She is such an arse.

Remona Blue said...

Anonymous (Dee) said... 50
"My father had no feelings for us, he did not know how to love. It was all for him, because he was the puppeteer and the puppets would do what the puppeteer did. Every one of my brothers and sisters, I feel so bad for them. But that son of a bitch played us. " That quote was from the Cowsills documentary playing now on TMC. I believe this could be an exact quote from one of the eight in ten years.
Dee''
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Dee I disagree with you with the heat of a million suns that there will be one single solitary Gosselin child that will say that or anything like that about their father! Period.

Tucker's Mom said...

foxy said... 56
Katie just tweeted Teri Irwin that if she sees this to tell Jane Goodall that she is Alexis' hero and that they missed her when she was in PA recently. Like somebody of Ms. Goodall's stature would really look for the animal abuser Kate Gosselin. I guess Kate could not find her way to Penn State last March.

And when she says to Ter Irwin, "if you see this....". I thought they BFFs forever.
June 7, 2014 at 6:19 PM
foxy said... 57
Sorry, it was not Penn State, it was Franklin and Marshall College in Lancaster in April. Even closer. She is such an arse.
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I'm sure Ms. Goohall would be so eager to meet a woman who lets her dogs run around on a country road for HOURS because they are too afraid to enter back into the property due to the pain of their shock collars.

Oh wait, that's right, Robert Hoffman was fortunately there to witness Kate driving away from her escaped and wandering dogs, after seeing them clearly from her SUV, and call Jon to find out how to get them to safety and wait while Kate jaunted about town for hours.

Lanc Native said...

Sorry, it was not Penn State, it was Franklin and Marshall College in Lancaster in April. Even closer. She is such an arse.

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One minute away from the kids' school. It was Friday night. No reason that Kate couldn't have picked up the kids at school, had dinner and gone to the event since this woman supposedly is one of her daughter's heroes.

Tucker's Mom said...

Lanc Native said... 60
Sorry, it was not Penn State, it was Franklin and Marshall College in Lancaster in April. Even closer. She is such an arse.

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One minute away from the kids' school. It was Friday night. No reason that Kate couldn't have picked up the kids at school, had dinner and gone to the event since this woman supposedly is one of her daughter's heroes.
June 7, 2014 at 6:52 PM
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Nah, easier to Tweet someone on the other side of the planet ;-)

Sleepless In Seattle said...

RealZiggyFlo ‏@RealZiggyFlo 1h
@lovinglifeO102O @Kateplusmy8 @TLC That's all they've shrieked 4 yrs. Operative word: YEARS. They've shrieked for yrs. Kate's lasted for yrs

Dream lover ‏@lovinglifeO102O 1h
@RealZiggyFlo @MiloandJack @Kateplusmy8 @TLC Yup! Kate's done everything they said she couldn't! Suck it haterz!

This is too funny for words. I sometimes wonder if the fans are really stupid, or if it's just an act to bait the haters. Then I think that the latter couldn't be the case because they're not bright enough to be able to act stupid.

Let's see. How has Kate "lasted?" Her first cookbook never saw the light of day; her clothing line was dumped; Twist of Kate never made it off the ground, and neither did the pilot with Paula; Kate was so horrible on DWTS that a judge said she's never seen anyone with so little self-awareness; the cruise never left the port; she was fired from CC for not being authentic and fitting in; her gig at the Stir was short-lived; her recent cookbook was a flop; her TLC show was cancelled, she filed lawsuits that were dropped, and who knows now much of an a$$ she made of herself on CA?

The only thing that's "lasted" is that she has been, and consistently continues to be, a miserable shrew. She has that down to perfection and has been very successful in burning bridges and alienating family and friends. I'll give her that.

Mary Ann said...

Anonymous (Dee) said... 50
"My father had no feelings for us, he did not know how to love. It was all for him, because he was the puppeteer and the puppets would do what the puppeteer did. Every one of my brothers and sisters, I feel so bad for them. But that son of a bitch played us. " That quote was from the Cowsills documentary playing now on TMC. I believe this could be an exact quote from one of the eight in ten years.
Dee''
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Dee I disagree with you with the heat of a million suns that there will be one single solitary Gosselin child that will say that or anything like that about their father! Period.

Dee, I think several Gosselin children may say that same thing....but it won't be about their Dad , it will be about Kate.

AuntieAnn said...

RealZiggyFlo ‏@RealZiggyFlo
[ba a baa baaa] ... Kate's lasted for yrs

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So have we. Suck it sheep.

lukebandit said...

Wow. About the guy stopping the shooter. I thought about the guy that had died and I wondered if there was any money being raised for him. It would be great if they donated the raised money to the family of the young man that died.

The young man must be very upset about it.

lukebandit said...

Remona Blue, I took the Cowsill's quote from Anon.Dee to be against kate, not Jon. kate is the puppeteer and she is the witch that has played them, not Jon.

I can't believe kate would even try to drag Ms. Goodall into her black hole of mental instability. A highly distinguished, highly respected anthropologist. Can't believe kate couldn't take the time out like someone said, take the kids to dinner and go to see her about a minutes drive from the kids school.

To have someone of that caliber practically in your backyard and not even try to take your daughter and other children to see and even get to meet is unconscionable. Especially such a great role model for young girls and boys. Is it because she is not a golden child?

She gets dumber and dumber by the minute.

AuntieAnn said...

I think if anyone would say "Kate who?" it would Jane Goodall. Really, how big does your head have to be to think you're that well known by everyone who is actually SOMEONE like Goodall. The woman is a living legend - in my book anyway.

Remona Blue said...

lukebandit said... 66
''Remona Blue, I took the Cowsill's quote from Anon.Dee to be against kate, not Jon. kate is the puppeteer and she is the witch that has played them, not Jon.''
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When Anon Dee quotes the Cowsill's and says (CAPS mine)
''"My FATHER had no feelings for us, HE did not know how to love. It was all for HIM, because HE was the puppeteer and the puppets would do what the puppeteer did. Every one of my brothers and sisters, I feel so bad for them. But THAT SON OF A BITCH played us. " That quote was from the Cowsills documentary playing now on TMC. I BELIEVE THIS COULD BE AN EXACT QUOTE from one of the eight in ten years.
Dee''
It is impossible for me to imagine that Dee really meant TCFMJG!

PA Dutch Mom said...

Jane Goodall was at F&M on April 18. Wasn't Kate in New York filming at that time? Regardless, someone could have taken Alexis to see her hero.

foxy said...

I don't think Teri Irwin follows Kate on Twitter or is friends with her. All of a sudden Kate wants to be seen as a caring mother who knows all the kids likes and ambitions, etc. It seems Mady and Alexis (basically the 4th boy) are getting her supposed attention. I bet Kate does not even know who Dame Goodall is or what her life's work is.

Maybe she thinks it is alligators and that is why she is Alexis' idol. I bet Alexis does not even know she was in PA or even knows who she is.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

I remember Jane Goodall on a recent 60 Minutes interview. Such grace and gentleness.

Kate's clueless.

Goodall's not a "celebrity." She's a legend.

Serendipity said...

I have to laugh when Gladys becomes almost orgasmic when Kate is trending on Yahoo. Hey, Milo! Charlie Mansion is currently trending at #2!

Call Me Crazy said...

MickeyMcKean said ... 54

The one that was yellow and had long ears :)
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Oh! Fleegle! Awesome!

Serendipity said...

Dream lover ‏@lovinglifeO102O 1h
@RealZiggyFlo @MiloandJack @Kateplusmy8 @TLC Yup! Kate's done everything they said she couldn't! Suck it haterz!

I wonder how her website is working out for her. You know, the one with the tabs saying "coming soon" even though it's been several years and nothing has come. The news and upcoming events still show December 4 for the Las Vegas marathon (2011).

We said she'd lose interest in that website in no time because she was too lazy to keep it up. Suck it sheeple.

Serendipity said...

Me (70). Manson. Manson! I need to put down the wine!

glitter said...

Remona, all due respect, but we really shouldn't assume we know how these kids feel about any of this. They may blame Kate, they may blame Jon, they may blame both or blame neither.

Let's let them decide how they want to tell their story, if they ever want to. It seems presumptuous to tell their truth for them.

lukebandit said...
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Mel said...

Jane Goodall would care that Alexis said hi because why.....?
She'd probably say Alexis who?

AuntieAnn said...

Luke - Just google his name and you'll see why he's trending :)

Dwindle said...

Sleepless In Seattle said... 62

Let's see. How has Kate "lasted?" Her first cookbook never saw the light of day; her clothing line was dumped; Twist of Kate never made it off the ground, and neither did the pilot with Paula; Kate was so horrible on DWTS that a judge said she's never seen anyone with so little self-awareness; the cruise never left the port; she was fired from CC for not being authentic and fitting in; her gig at the Stir was short-lived; her recent cookbook was a flop; her TLC show was cancelled, she filed lawsuits that were dropped, and who knows now much of an a$$ she made of herself on CA?

4444444444444444

And we are all still a-waitin' over here for Kate's Big Dating Show that the sheeple kept insisting "Kate signed on for!!!" and would be broadcasting any day now. It never went into production or filmed but still would be BROADCAST by next week or so.

And did she ever take down the table place setting for Kate's Future Husband? You know, the as-yet-to-be-found guy that 'the kids really really wanted her to marry'?

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

Found the Goodall interview on Youtube, it was with Lara Logan. I love Lara Logan.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k5Q6-hh49mU

Anonymous said...

I took the quote from the Cowsills documentary as a very similar way Kate treats her children. I never thought of Jon at all. Kate is most definitely the puppeteer.

Dee

Remona Blue said...

glitter said... 76
''Remona, all due respect, but we really shouldn't assume we know how these kids feel about any of this. They may blame Kate, they may blame Jon, they may blame both or blame neither.

Let's let them decide how they want to tell their story, if they ever want to. It seems presumptuous to tell their truth for them.''
~~~~~~~~~~~~
glitter your thought is a very valid comment.

With all due respect to you, I am going to assume that you forgot to include Anon Dee (the original poster) whose post I was responding to.

Carole said...

Sooo, Jane Goodall was in TFW's backyard giving a speech on Friday 4/18. By that time the kids had visited TFW in NYC the previous weekend, TFW had already been fired from CA so she had plenty of time to get back home and prep for Easter and still take her daughter to see her hero at F&M College.
What excuse did TFW give Alexis that she couldn't take her to see Jane? Was Alexis even aware that Ms. Goodall was in town? Was the tweet to Terri self serving w/Alexis having no clue about any of the goings on? I know where I'm placing my bets.

Kate is a twit said...

IndianaAnny ‏@CandyDishes · 11h
@radar_online @Kateplusmy8 Who said she dropped the suit as opposed to a settlement. Pls site your source.

Seems like one of the captain's minions doesn't want to accept that her idol lied when he said that Kate and Robert made a settlement.

May said...

Mary Ann said:

Dee I disagree with you with the heat of a million suns that there will be one single solitary Gosselin child that will say that or anything like that about their father! Period.

Dee, I think several Gosselin children may say that same thing....but it won't be about their Dad , it will be about Kate.
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Being very familiar with the Cowsill story, and that was a GREAT quote, BTW, I can tell you that the Cowsill father was Kate in a uniform. The children were made to perform anad keep the father in a very desirable lifestyle. Even the mother was forced to perform. Like Jon, she was manipulated into going along with the program. Thank goodness the Cowsills, as adults, had the strength to come out and tell the truth about their physically and mentally abusive father. As adults they were left with nothing, all the money was gone, and for all the years those kids worked to please their father, they received no payment and no future.

This documentary is riveting, and whether you were fans of the Cowsills growing up or not, it reminded so SO MUCH of the Gosselin children in about 10 years.

I believe the poster was comparing Kate to Bud Cowsill, not Jon.

Carole said...

Kate is a twit said...
IndianaAnny ‏@CandyDishes · 11h
@radar_online @Kateplusmy8 Who said she dropped the suit as opposed to a settlement. Pls site your source.

Seems like one of the captain's minions doesn't want to accept that her idol lied when he said that Kate and Robert made a settlement.


I saw that, too and just had to smh. I don't tweet, but the silly sheeple and the captain's minions need only read (if they can) Kate's "agreement to dismiss", signed in November and approved by the court, to see the word 'settlement' isn't anywhere to be found. They can make all the claims they want that someone settled w/someone else but w/o proof - and there is NONE, it's all BS.
Again, smh.

Sideline Observer said...

Since TFW has no interest in neither the news nor events occurring outside the house, she can't genuinely fake being unaware that Jane Goodall passed through her neck of the woods.

The only way Jane Goodall would deign to give TFW any of her time would be if somebody told Goodall that TFW was a modern-day Neanderthal who somehow managed to escape getting eclipsed by Homo Sapiens.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

IndianaAnny @CandyDishes · 11h
@radar_online @Kateplusmy8 Who said she dropped the suit as opposed to a settlement. Pls site your source.

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If it looks, talks, quacks like a duck...

Now why would Kate "settle" without a provision that he is never to publish the book again? Yet here he is publishing the book.

That would be one dumb settlement. Then again she is one dumb cluck so it's hard to completely rule it out.

Anonymous said...

If I had twitter I would send this to TFMJG

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7h8J48UXoBc

multiples..check...ooops, wait. NO 1 at a time X12
talent...check

Bus, ...check

franky

please someone tweet her this little ditty

FlimsyFlamsy said...

"Pls site your source." That is, unless it's a source that says something bad about Jon. Those sources can stay on the down low, and don't
need to be verified. And I think "cite" would be more accurate.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...


"Pls site your source." That is, unless it's a source that says something bad about Jon. Those sources can stay on the down low, and don't
need to be verified. And I think "cite" would be more accurate.

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Yep. And they don't see the irony in demanding people "site" their source for dropping the lolawsuit yet where do they cite THEIR source for a settlement?? Lol.

It always amazes me how perfectly willing they are to libel someone. Accusing anyone of settling when they did not settle is libelous. Settlements imply a lot of things even if that is not the case. It can imply that Jon/Robert didn't have an open and shut case and took the "safe" way out by settling. If it didn't happen and in fact the other person just outright dropped the suit because it was no merits, most people would be annoyed to have it put out there they "settled" with this person.

Carole said...

The only way Jane Goodall would deign to give TFW any of her time would be if somebody told Goodall that TFW was a modern-day Neanderthal who somehow managed to escape getting eclipsed by Homo Sapiens.

You're sooo right! Bwahahahaha

Anonymous said...

OMG sideline...89

Touche

Jane Goodall is one of my idols, talk about walking the walk

franky

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

One thing I admire about Jane Goodall is her ability to handle her haters.

Jane Goodall has haters you ask? :) Apparently she never went to regular undergrad college, after working for a time in Africa someone arranged for her to skip all that and just get her PhD. People say her methods aren't always scientific.

She just says with a polite smile well they are welcome to try to do it better. And she's not being snarky, it's like she actually would like to see others get involved and collaborate.

She didn't get defensive, she didn't deny the criticism, she was respectful of it, acknowledged it, and responded to it like an adult.

I'm glad Alexis admires her. She needs more women like this.

Formerly Duped said...

I admire Jane Goodall and respect her work. But I think Kate is always trying to fit her kids into molds- Alexis and animals- reptiles especially.Never heard she liked gorillas in particular. Posing her in the Irwin outfit. Hannah the 'mother.' Aaden the professor. Joel the model. Collin the engineer. Mady the performer. Cara the athlete. Some may be true but Kate seems to have imposed 'roles' onto the kids.JMO

Formerly Duped said...

oops, I mean chimps!

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...


The only way Jane Goodall would deign to give TFW any of her time would be if somebody told Goodall that TFW was a modern-day Neanderthal who somehow managed to escape getting eclipsed by Homo Sapiens.

You're sooo right! Bwahahahaha

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Well Jane did say the reason she was interested in chimps was because she thought she could learn something about early humans from them.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...


I admire Jane Goodall and respect her work. But I think Kate is always trying to fit her kids into molds- Alexis and animals- reptiles especially.Never heard she liked gorillas in particular. Posing her in the Irwin outfit.

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I think this is how narcissists relate to children because they don't relate to people normally. So they have to categorize them into groups and labels. They don't understand their kids as people, but they are able to grasp the "stuff" that their kids do or are into. I have never really heard Kate describe their personalities in any in depth way that makes much sense to me. I have said for a long time I actually don't feel like I know who these kids are at all because Kate's never told us. This is unintentionally a good thing.

I don't think you would usually hear a narcissist say my Johnny is such a compassionate, deep thinker of a child. It's amazing the conversations we have, can you believe he said this the other day. Instead you hear, my Johnny plays guitar well and can draw amazing cartoons. I like hearing the songs he writes. He gets good grades.

If you think about it that is a huge difference in how you are relating to your child. Johnny the person versus what Johnny can "do," or his output. And the problem is when all you relate to is the child's output, the child starts to feel pressure to continue or even increase that output. If their interests become something where there isn't a lot of physical "output", for instance an interest in reading classic novels, you might lose your mother's attention and ability to relate to you.

On another note it is very common for little girls to be into animals, want to be a vet, etc. Horses are a very common interest as well. Few still want to be a vet by the time they are ready for college. But if that's what she wants now it should be supported. I think Kate thinks this is really who she is and not just a childhood fantasy. I'm not sure but if i were a betting woman I'd bet this is just a phase.

Anonymous said...

Never, never did I say that the quote was meant to interpret Jon as a father. Never. You are doing that. Of course I meant it as a reference to the way kate parents the eight. I have already posted earlier it was taken the wrong way. I guess I need to post that again.

Dee

FlimsyFlamsy said...

Re your comments, Admin (#99)...having a narcissistic parent means jumping through hoop after hoop. I can see it might be very likely for one of the 8 to be good at and/or passionate about something, receive
praise for it, and then latch on to it as a source of good attention
from their mother. So even if it would've been "just a phase" in a
healthy household, it might not be in the child's best interest to
outgrow it.

I think the "labels" given to each of the 8 during the show's opening credits could be one of the cruelest elements to this whole sad
saga. Their own parents (and yes, I'm holding Jon accountable,
too) reduced their personalities into soundbites, in a show that
was watched by millions of people. For all the snark and silliness
we indulge in around here, that truly makes my heart break for
these children, and the emotional turmoil they've lived through, and
the struggles I fear they will face in the future.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

Never, never did I say that the quote was meant to interpret Jon as a father. Never. You are doing that. Of course I meant it as a reference to the way kate parents the eight. I have already posted earlier it was taken the wrong way. I guess I need to post that again.

Dee

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No worries that's how I took it Dee. It's irrelevant whether it's the mother or father behaving like that, it still relates to how we've seen Kate treat these commodities.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

I can see it might be very likely for one of the 8 to be good at and/or passionate about something, receive
praise for it, and then latch on to it as a source of good attention
from their mother.


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Yep yep. Bingo. For instance "acting" even though you're not that into acting so your narcissistic actor parent can relate to you.

Because becoming an English Lit teacher wasn't going to get you the same attention. In fact it was probably going to get you labeled the family disappointment. So now you struggle to even so much as book a commercial and probably make all of 30,000 a year but at least your mother adores you and she can write the checks so it's okay.

Anonymous said...

There was this horrible rumour a few years ago that Jane was killed by poachers

I mourned her passing, until I dug deeper

I completely admire her, and she did earn her PHD...


Personally Handled Danger

what have we done? I freak on the back of a TAME horse..not kidding

In a world where so few prophets still live, we must embrace love and let that that shine down on us

franky

chefsummer said...

Dream lover ‏@lovinglifeO102O 1h
@RealZiggyFlo @MiloandJack @Kateplusmy8 @TLC Yup! Kate's done everything they said she couldn't! Suck it haterz!
_____

Soooo why was she fired to began with?

Did she all of a sudden decide to wake up after 6 years and finally follow TLC rules?

Did she wake up after being fired of (two years) "and say yeah now's the time to act right"

Ziggy is so dumb.

Lalalalala said...

Anonymous said... 104

There was this horrible rumour a few years ago that Jane was killed by poachers

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Franky, you're thinking of Dian Fossey.

AuntieAnn said...

Paper plates Kate could care less about Jane Goodall or Alexis's interest in her. If she did, she would have made a point to take Alexis to see her or have someone else take her, as Lanc Native said, when JG was a minute's drive from the school.

I'll bet any amount of money she could write everything she knows about Jane Goodall in less than 140 characters on twitter.

EVERYTHING Kate says, thinks or does is for Kate.

AuntieAnn said...

So now you struggle to even so much as book a commercial and probably make all of 30,000 a year but at least your mother adores you and she can write the checks so it's okay.

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That is the saddest part for children of narcissists. The love they give the parent is genuine, the love the narc returns is conditional.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...


That is the saddest part for children of narcissists. The love they give the parent is genuine, the love the narc returns is conditional.


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:-(

I used to think you could just be free of your narcissist once you turn 18 and that some day the kids could shed all this crap and it was going to be so much better.

I was very wrong about that.

That may be true for those who make the decision to estrange them. For those who don't it just continues into adulthood. Only now your narcissist wrecks havoc on your spouse, children, career, finances and ability to have a normal and healthy adulthood. The only way out is estrangement, but even that is not always a desirable choice because then you won't have a mother and grandmother at all. Deciding which is worse must be difficult.

AuntieAnn said...

The only way out is estrangement, but even that is not always a desirable choice because then you won't have a mother and grandmother at all. Deciding which is worse must be difficult.

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Yes, I think you'd have to be tough as nails to make that decision, but like the narcissist you have to decide what's best for you.

There again it would depend on how much strength you have left to do it after the narcissist has leeched the life out of you.

Lanc Native said...

If she did, she would have made a point to take Alexis to see her or have someone else take her, as Lanc Native said, when JG was a minute's drive from the school.

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Yep. Straight shot down the road, three blocks away. If Alexis is so enamored with Goodall, certainly someone could have seen to it that she (and perhaps the other children) got there. I do know that students were aware of it. It was discussed in school.

Anonymous said...

The narc mother talks a good game, but when it comes to actually helping a child realize a dream, they're no help to you, as we've seen with not taking A to see JG.

All my life, my narc mother bragged to whoever would listen that I was going to be a nurse, but when the time came, she offered nothing in the way of guidance or encouragement. It was no different with the rest of my siblings. We were on our own. And the funny part is, after we all had achieved our careers, in her mind it was all thanks to her. I don't see anything different happening with the G kids.


PJ

Lanc Native said...

Ziggy is so dumb.

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I think that's being generous.

Lanc Native said...

Never, never did I say that the quote was meant to interpret Jon as a father. Never. You are doing that.

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Dee, the implication was there, and really wasn't clear because you referred to the father of the Cowsills in the quote. It sounded exactly like you were talking about Jon, and never stated that the Gosselin children would be referring to KATE like that. It would have been so much clearer if you had just made that distinction and stated as such. There would have been no misinterpretations of your post. No worries, you cleared it up.

Layla said...

Ziggy said Kate has lasted for years. Oh, really? In almost 3 years she has done one episode of CWS (shared with Kendra) and a two-part update with TLC, plus been one of many on CA. That's it. In the same time the cruise was cancelled, she got fired from blogging, her attempts to become a product spokesperson (for Bella Bars, Wantables, Coffee Mate, Keurig, NoNetz, that monthly cheap jewelry delivery, Chipotle, etc, etc) bombed, her cookbook failed in spectacular fashion, and she also failed completely to land a dating show/talk show/travel show/fitness show/cooking show/new K+8 show. You just have to laugh at Ziggy. I know I do!

And then there's that CJ person, still claiming that the cartoon of Kate on a stick is a death threat. But the person who was depicted as spearing Kate with that stick was Milo. So, if CJ believes that it was a death threat, then CJ must believe that Milo is capable of killing Kate. Okaaayyy.

Paper Plates Forever! Yay! said...

Lukebandit, thank you so much for those clips on Secretariat. I am still sobbing.

foxy said...

I just saw the clip for Kate's update. Why does she get so much glee from mocking her children and doing things just to spite them? I will never figure that out. She thinks she is so wonderful and cute doing this.

Maybe now more people will see what she really is and she can slither away into obscurity. We can only hope.

Anonymous said...

Dee, not for 1 second was I confused about your comment. #NoBrainer

PJ

Tucker's Mom said...

Deciding which is worse must be difficult.

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Sophie's choice.

AuntieAnn said...

And then there's that CJ person, still claiming that the cartoon of Kate on a stick is a death threat. But the person who was depicted as spearing Kate with that stick was Milo.

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Still? oy. God forbid Southpark ever does their take on TFW. She'd have to be sedated.

Remona Blue said...

Anonymous (Dee) said... 82
''I took the quote from the Cowsills documentary as a very similar way Kate treats her children. I never thought of Jon at all. Kate is most definitely the puppeteer.
Dee''
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Thank you very much for clarifying your intention for the quote, Dee. I do agree that it applies to TCFW. I was focused on your comment ''exact quote'' and the quote was about the male parent. You will get no argument from me about TCFW being ''the puppeteer''.

Remona Blue said...

Anonymous (Dee) said... 100
''Never, never did I say that the quote was meant to interpret Jon as a father. Never. You are doing that. Of course I meant it as a reference to the way kate parents the eight. I have already posted earlier it was taken the wrong way. I guess I need to post that again.
Dee''
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Dee, your clarification was not published when my comments were posted. Sometimes the lag time between commenting and having the comment appear on the blog leads to misunderstanding...and this is one of those times.

Once again, I will tell you that I agree with your equating the quote to TCFW and not Jon, and look forward to more comments from you.

Mel said...

Dee...no troubles. I took it the way you meant it....comparing one awful parent to another awful parent.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

MTV is doing a Catfish marathon. I'm watching "oh yes" I am.

FlimsyFlamsy said...

Admin, have you pushed Anderson aside for Nev? Talk about
being flimsy flamsy!

Layla said...

Just a thought here, but remember a couple months ago when Robert posted a photo of the crown, no explanation, and we wondered what that was all about? Perhaps that is the day he got the go-ahead to publish again. (I'm just speculating here) At that time, Kate was working on CA, and he might have thought it was a good time to publish, right when Kate was going to be back on TV. But now, with the two-part special, the timing is even better!

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...


Admin, have you pushed Anderson aside for Nev? Talk about
being flimsy flamsy!

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I'm a flimsy flamsy floozy.

rainbowsandunicorns said...

Gabriela Lucero ‏@GabrielaLucer18
@TLC @Kateplusmy8 I can't wait, we need those kids back on TV.

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Need? No, sheep. You need food, water, air and shelter for survival. You don't NEED kids on television. You just have to bang your head on the wall, probably more than once. What in the heck is wrong with these people? It's like they think of these kids as a circus act. You just have to wonder if it's because they are really stupid, just naive, totally lacking any critical thinking ability whatsoever, are a few bricks short of a full load, or have no experience whatsoever in childhood development. It's sad, really, but if they are youngsters, hopefully in time they'll be able to look back and evaluate these things differently.

Then again, there are adult sheeple who are intellectually on the Middle School level and want the kids on television for their own amusement. For them, there's just no "getting it" -- now or ever.

AuntieAnn said...

On the subject of narcissists, Working Girl is on OWN right now. Sigourney Weaver's character Katherine Parker is the epitome of narcissism. lol. I wouldn't have know what to call her, other than a bitch, when this movie came out back in the 80s. Thanks to this blog, now I do.

FlimsyFlamsy said...

It just dawned on me. The fans (all 6) were hootin' and hollerin' for more, more, more of the Gosselin family, and now their wish is
coming true with this 2-part special. But the family they're going to see is not what they were clamoring for. The "lightning in a bottle" Gosselins - 2 little girls, 6 toddlers, and 2 harried parents -- does
not exist anymore. And never will again.

I think the fans would much prefer a 2-part special comprised of unaired footage of the Gosselins as they were. I'm afraid they're
going to be disappointed with Gosselins 2.0 -- a botoxed Kendra wannabe barking orders at surly teens and timid 10-year-olds in a mansion with 2 dishwashers, 2 sets of washers and dryers, and
3 cars in the garage. No longer relatable = no longer successful.
For all her masterminding, I truly don't think TFW understood that
kicking her husband to the curb, and embracing the diva lifestyle,
would be the death knell of her "career."

lukebandit said...

franky, dreams do come true! lol

#RealSuperMom Multiples check, Birthed 1,12 times, over 20 yrs! check, talent check, bus, check! with the link.

rainbowsandunicorns said...

Admin, have you pushed Anderson aside for Nev? Talk about
being flimsy flamsy!

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I'm a flimsy flamsy floozy.

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Rumor has it that Anderson has locked himself in his dressing room with a box of tissues and he's been on a crying and sighing binge, uncontrollably, lamenting that he's been thrown over (actually dumped) by a blog admin who has a new love interest named Nev. AC says he will NEVer be the same again.

Formerly Duped said...

Nev? lol I prefer Max. Interesting new twists this season.

Ex Nurse said...

I caught an interesting Catfish that aired yesterday. It was about a "superfan" who catfished several actresses/singers. Always had the same MO--multiple accounts connected to bogus facebook pages, with fawning and drooling. She even "introduced" one of the celebs to another fake identity, and then killed her off with cancer

Rhymes with Witch said...

I'm afraid they're going to be disappointed with Gosselins 2.0 -- a botoxed Kendra wannabe barking orders at surly teens and timid 10-year-olds in a mansion with 2 dishwashers, 2 sets of washers and dryers, and 3 cars in the garage. 130

If any of her fans are disappointed, they'll never admit it. Some of her fans purport that she deserves all her material wealth - she has 8 kids, remember.
Any "problematic" behavior from the kids will be deemed their own fault.
One of the twins was deemed a "b" at the age of 6, remember.
One diehard fan admitted to reading Robert's original book. She stated a) it was all lies and b) it was a long time ago.
THIS is the mind of a sheeple.

lukebandit said...

Paper Plates Forever! Yea! said...116

Your welcome. I just happened to come across it when a FB friend of mine put the Secretariat race video that had been redone in HD. It was on the bottom of the video that she had posted, like suggested videos like they started doing now. He won by at least 25 lengths or more. Insanely beautiful.

The music playing while he was running really got me.

Also, I forgot to credit my FB friend to what she said about Secretariat in my post. She said the full quote:

It's just SUPERNATURAL how many lengths he wins by... almost like God whispered in his ear and said, "Run, Secretariat, RUN!!!" -Karen Knoettner

Ex Nurse said...

Oops-hit publish too son. When the celeb grew suspicious, the girl completely disappeared, and deleted all associated accounts. The celeb was afraid that she was still lurking, and may be a full-blown stalker. Very interesting in view of the sheeple. Hard to believe that anyone lives in that much of a fantasy world, but there it is.

Dee--I think the misunderstanding came from you saying that it would be an EXACT quote--which was about the dad, not the mother. I didn't think that was what you meant, but it was confusing.

Rhymes with Witch said...

AC says he will NEVer be the same again. 132

I'm sure there are people willing to comfort AC. Penny.............are you still around?
Her, her.

Somewhere In Time said...

Flimsy (130)...

And the sad part about it is that most of them think that this is a new series, a comeback, the start of something really big for Kate. There are going to be quite a few discombobulated sheeple who are left scratching their woolly little heads after June 26..

Moreover, some sheeple are just plain nuts:

Weirdo Watcher ‏@Weirdo_Watcher 10m
@radar_online @Kateplusmy8 Jon Gosselin should get a job. He won't support his kids but he thinks Kate should support him & them.

Weirdo Watcher ‏@Weirdo_Watcher 23m
@Kateplusmy8 Jon wants Alimony? Sounds like extortion.He doesn't support his kids & wants 2 take food out of their mouths by taking $ u EARN

For some reason, whether it be sub-intelligence, no logical thinking ability, lack of facts, whatever, there is no way that anyone can tell them that Jon has a job, and if Kate wanted child support, it's up to HER to go back to court, ask for it, show proof that she needs it, and let the court handle it. Obviously this arrangement has worked for BOTH of them, but the crazy sheep just can't (or won't) acknowledge or comprehend this.

lukebandit said...

rainbows and unicorns said...132

Funny! NEVer be the same again!


Clue: It was Anderson in the hotel lobby with a box of Kleenex. He was really really upset. Poor Nev! Poor Admin! lol

Somewhere In Time said...

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said... 124
MTV is doing a Catfish marathon. I'm watching "oh yes" I am.

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Whatever happened to the "oh, yes" person? She frequented GWOP quite a bit and then, poof, just vanished. I sometimes wander over there to see what's going on, and it seems to be one regular guy who copies and pastes long articles from online tabloids. That's about it. No "oh, yes" person who had more jobs than Carter's has little liver pills.

Not sure what that means, but my grandmother said it quite a bit! :)

Rhymes with Witch said...

Re: 138. hee, hee. Damn you autocorrect.

Anonymous said...

completely OT

a girl my dd grew up with was killed Saturday

http://montreal.ctvnews.ca/girl-17-murdered-in-east-end-hotel-1.1858634

That is BS.. I was there There Thursday..it was Grad night, I have phot

Anonymous said...

ALL snark aside

dd's friend who graduated Thursday was killed by jealous bf

They found her Saturday

I am crying

franky

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...


I caught an interesting Catfish that aired yesterday. It was about a "superfan" who catfished several actresses/singers. Always had the same MO--multiple accounts connected to bogus facebook pages, with fawning and drooling. She even "introduced" one of the celebs to another fake identity, and then killed her off with cancer

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Yeah that's the one with Tracy from The Devil Wear Prada we were talking about yesterday.

Amazing case study. Nev is doing a phenomenal job with this.

Rhymes with Witch said...

dd's friend who graduated Thursday was killed by jealous bf 144

franky my sincerest sympathy to your daughter and you.

Somewhere In Time said...

Franky, 143, 144. What are you saying? The report is erroneous?

JMO said...

Mel said... 45
In Robert's book he had an alleged email dated 6/7/08 from TFW to Jenn, in which TFW said they "would appreciate a crew without opinions (we have talked about this before)." She also wanted the crew to put back any toys that were moved for interviewing.
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The words ungrateful and demanding come to mind. Narcissists always think they "should get exactly what they want," and in the peak of her fame, it probably worked.

The interesting part is when TFW demanded the "filming crew" stop pretending to film, and start helping with packing, lugging suitcases, etc,,,,, to her van. I'm sure this was not part of their job description, but the witch could not contain her miserable self and demanded they do HER part, as she was clearly spoiled and thought that was their job. Entitled and demanding did her in. Never mind fake and phony.

JMO said...

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said... 22
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Totally agree. She is far more candid and honest than some other "celebrities" : ) and not afraid to admit her choices in a truthful fashion.

Anonymous said...

(Leslie)
Admin., why does Max, Nev's partner, always pretend he is filming everything. It is so distracting and unnecessary. Obviously the whole thing is already being filmed by a professional camera crew. Any insights to this? And what do you think of Max with his cameras?

Lalalalala said...

Anonymous said... 118

Dee, not for 1 second was I confused about your comment. #NoBrainer

PJ

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Completely agree. It was pretty obvious who you were talking about.

chefsummer said...

Lanc Native said... 113
Ziggy is so dumb.

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I think that's being generous.
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I was being generous and nice lol.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...


(Leslie)
Admin., why does Max, Nev's partner, always pretend he is filming everything. It is so distracting and unnecessary. Obviously the whole thing is already being filmed by a professional camera crew. Any insights to this? And what do you think of Max with his cameras?


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They use his footage sometimes. I don't like it either though it's distracting. I guess they want an in your face angle?

JMO said...

Susie Cincinnati said... 34
Has Gladys given up on hawking the cookbook and the coupon site? No more great finds on petite 'pants'?
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Hilarious!! : ) Not spamming,but catching up on so many great posts.

Anonymous said...

(Leslie)
The recent episode of the Derrick proposing to Jill Duggar brought in a little over 3 million viewers. I only hope TLC doesn't go back to weekly filming the Gosselins when they are all dating and getting married. I know not all the eight would want that but my guess is probably at least half of them would like it. If it happens, I only hope the great majority of the TLC paycheck would go towards the kids. Give Kate a much, much lesser amount than her eight say like 10% at the most.

Formerly Duped said...

I think it's also a throwback to Catfish: The Movie, when Nev's brother (?) went along with a camera to film the woman catfishing Nev. Boy, he was so naive then, poor guy. Nice he made so something positive come from his own bad experiences. (I think it's nice to hear the interaction between Nev and Max as they track people down from phone numbers, FB, other clues.It also leaves Nev as the 'start')

Did you guys love when he threw that dude's phone in the water?

Formerly Duped said...

um, that's star, not start.

JJ said...

#99 Re: Narcissism

I always thought Kate forced these "personalities" and labels to each of the kids for her brand. They're like characters for her fans. The "smallest one," the "one that likes reptiles," the "one with the glasses." She's been forcing those 1 dimension caricatures on those kids since they were toddlers when the producers would ask questions about each of their personalities and who they were. The problem is, they're not characters. They're real people with developing personalities that could outgrow things they liked when they were very little. Too bad Kate is insisting they stay stuck in the past.

Kate is a twit said...

Tracy Thoms did an interview with People about her appearing on Catfish.

http://www.people.com/article/catfish-sneak-peek-tracie-thoms

One of the questions:

What do you hope viewers of this episode, especially fans, take away?

I've had experience with people online who want me to give them a certain amount of attention in a certain kind of way. Not only can we not always do it, but sometimes we're just afraid to do it and the fans can take that personally. It's really not personal. That distance between a fan and the person they admire is not personal.

I also would love fans to know that they don't have to do anything like this to get attention. It's probably not the attention they want.

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Funny, I don't remember Tracy in The Devil Wears Prada, but I do remember her from Rent and Cold Case.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

Tracy Thoms was Anne Hathaway's friend in the Prada movie. The one that sort of called her out when she was getting sucked into the high class lifestyle, if I recall.

The way they told the story Tracy was pretty interactive with this fan and really started to care for her. That's why I find it so similar to Kate, because I think they were admitting she encouraged this fan just as much as Kate encourages some of her more crazy ones.

Not only was this a good lesson for this catfishing fan but I think it was a good lesson for Tracy on boundaries. We've been saying forever boundaries are very important with fans and this is exactly the result we had warned about when you don't make that a priority. I think Tracy was of the mindset she is still trying to really "make" it and needs and depends on the fans. I think that might be part of her own insecurities. Tracy was a very lovely woman though and obviously has a huge heart.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...


Weirdo Watcher @Weirdo_Watcher 23m
@Kateplusmy8 Jon wants Alimony? Sounds like extortion.He doesn't support his kids & wants 2 take food out of their mouths by taking $ u EARN

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It also amazes me that they can't trust the courts to recognize extortion when they see it. Or for that mater a not-a-secret child support deal. Gimme a break.

There are a few sad examples of shady dealings now and again but in general a court of law would be a difficult place to extort, blackmail or otherwise engage in illegal activities. It's not the movies and this stuff is not a regular occurrence.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

Did you see the one this afternoon where Nev got catfished again?

Somebody contacted him claiming their cousin was being cat-fished when it was actually them who was the catfish of the cousin. It was wild. Nev was pissed.

Terri said...

I have a question I'm hoping some of you here can answer for me. When was the last time Kate ran in a marathon of ANY kind??

Ex Nurse said...

I think Tracy was of the mindset she is still trying to really "make" it and needs and depends on the fans. I think that might be part of her own insecurities. Tracy was a very lovely woman though and obviously has a huge heart.
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I must have missed the discussion earlier....Tracy said that she was on the verge of hiring her. I think this thing has been going on for awhile--super fans running the old fan clubs, etc. isn't that how Selena met her killer?

Over And Out said...

Weirdo Watcher @Weirdo_Watcher 23m
@Kateplusmy8 Jon wants Alimony? Sounds like extortion.He doesn't support his kids & wants 2 take food out of their mouths by taking $ u EARN

Take food out of their mouths? Geez. I wonder if they ever watched Kate giving the kids one piece of cheese, one chip, and one grape on a plate! The Valentine's Day breakfast with half a scrambled egg, one tiny muffin and one piece of bacon was a classic example of NOT putting food into their mouths.
I'm betting the kids eat very well when they're with their father. He's not a food-depriver nor would he suggest putting the kids to bed without supper.

Ex Nurse said...

I think that if you are on the fringe of fame you are probably more vulnerable because you don't have the best reps or PR people.

The internet has completely changed marketing--just look at all of the teenage "demos" for makeup, hair care products etc. Some of them have launched very successful websites, and are paid for their endorsements. The beauty of it is that it seems completely innocent--just someone who loves a product and wants to tell everyone about it. Most people probably don't realize how much of that is paid advertising.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

Tracy's episode is rearing right now if you missed it.

Also if you're on the west coast it looks like the Big Tip might come on pretty early for us, 7 pm for me.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

Did you catch this? Tracy said she was actually planning to HIRE her catfish. Like on her staff! I guess maybe as PR or something.

See this happens all the time and that's fine just be sure you know who this fan is. Someone like Tracy who is so sweet is probably reluctant to think someone might be playing her.

Kate is a twit said...

Terri said... 162
I have a question I'm hoping some of you here can answer for me. When was the last time Kate ran in a marathon of ANY kind??
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As far as I remember, the last time Kate ran was in December 2012, when she ran a half marathon at the Las Vegas RocknRoll event. She's only run one full marathon(or so she says) which was in Las Vegas in 2011.

Over And Out said...

Did you catch this? Tracy said she was actually planning to HIRE her catfish. Like on her staff! I guess maybe as PR or something.

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Milo took it one step further. She hired herself as Kate's PR!

Vanessa said...

OMG franky, that is such a tradgedy. I am so very sorry.

lukebandit said...

franky,
my sincerest condolences to you and your dd!
So sad. made me cry, too. hoping justice
comes swiftly.

Over In TFW's County said...

bitemebitches ‏@bitemeaholesFU 2m
@Weirdo_Watcher @Kateplusmy8 weird ass u can't get alimony in PA. Kate & her so called source need to do their homework be4 spreading lies.

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Uh, yes, you must certainly can. Looks like a non-fan needs to do some homework, too!

I do wonder, though, which sheeple came up with the alimony story. ROL needs to be very careful when it comes to taking their sources' words as gospel. They just seem to throw caution to the wind and print whatever is tossed out to them. One of these days it will come back to bite them.

FlimsyFlamsy said...

Funny, the fans didn't accuse TFW of "taking food out of their mouths"
when she hauled herself to the Kentucky Derby last year with a new
hat and a new dress. And it was certainly not a work trip, as there
was only one picture taken of her, and she supplied it.

FlimsyFlamsy said...

The idea of Tracy almost hiring this con artist is truly terrifying, and
it confirms our fears are legitimate when things don't pass the smell test with some of TFW's fans. Here's the thing - the people you'd never suspect are the ones you need to suspect, because that's how they win your trust, and then gradually infiltrate your life. The internet is not even 20 years old yet, but its dark underbelly is being exposed in situations like this.

Look at this Blankinship guy, whose job it was to edit hours and hours of footage of small children, who were often partially underdressed,
and completely undressed on occasion. Do you think he was walking
around wearing a trenchcoat and carrying candy in his pocket? I'm
sure he looked like any other guy on the crew.

Millicent said...

Ex ...--super fans running the old fan clubs, etc. isn't that how Selena met her killer?
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Yes indeed. She had a Milo-type fan, a middle aged woman as I recall, who was her "#1 fan." I think she even had her doing the books or something, and didn't this fan embezzle money. Selena finds out about it, says she is going to the cops, the fan begs to meet with her to explain, and Selena goes alone to meet with her and gets killed. A waste of a young life, for want of the life wisdom a few more years might have brought her.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...


The idea of Tracy almost hiring this con artist is truly terrifying, and
it confirms our fears are legitimate when things don't pass the smell test with some of TFW's fans.

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Yes. And if someone as bright and self assured as Tracie can be taken in by someone like Milo how much more vulnerable is Kate? At least Tracie had a moment where she finally saw the red flags. I don't know if Kate has the mental capacity to get to that same place.

njay said...

You know? I just watched the TLC clip again and I really don't think that Maddy was being a brat when she said "no, no fun things". I noticed the second time I saw the clip that her face demeanor when she said it was not that famous scowling face she is so good at when she is being negative. I think she was about to say something positive like maybe "real exciting"or "great things planed". Kate just interrupted her and that is why she said "you never trust me". I think it was going to be something good and that is why she didn't think she was doing/saying anything wrong. Because she DOES have so many tantrums she is not left with getting the benefit of the doubt or opportunity to chime in with her opinion. Seriously though, go back and watch it again and pay close attention to her face and tone of voice. No snootiness there, from what I saw anyway. If that was the case, I totally get why M stormed of and said what she said.

Still though, Kate should have never handled it the way she did. I tend to think she was just waiting for the chance to show the world why the kids have phones and that she punishes her teens like any other teen mom does, so keep your opinions to yourselves. After all, "they are factless opinions" but have a nice day anyway.

Rhymes with Witch said...

They just seem to throw caution to the wind and print whatever is tossed out to them. One of these days it will come back to bite them. 173

I'm betting that ROL has a legion of well paid attorneys. The only celebrity that I recall succeeding in a lawsuit against a rag mag was Carol Burnett.
This entire obsession with "celebs" and "bikini bods" etc. is just sad. And no, I'm not jellus. Just disheartened.

Lanc Native said...

bitemebitches ‏@bitemeaholesFU 2m
@Weirdo_Watcher @Kateplusmy8 weird ass u can't get alimony in PA. Kate & her so called source need to do their homework be4 spreading lies.

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Uh, yes, you must certainly can. Looks like a non-fan needs to do some homework, too!

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I really think that they don't bother to check it out. They just like contradict what the sheeple have tweeted. Alimony is alive and well in PA. It never left. I think that maybe some are confused because no partner is "entitled" to alimony, but it's left up to the courts. In some cases, it's spousal support and is just used as a financial patch to help one of the spouses. It depends, though, on the court's decision...alimony may be temporary or long term.

This is a good explanation of how alimony works in PA. I can't imagine, after all of this time, that Jon would ask for alimony or that it would be awarded to him. What Radar's sources have suggested is a bribe. They wouldn't get away with it. Courts are too smart, especially now that it's been put out in the open!

http://www.familylawyerspittsburgh.com/divorce/alimony/

Lanc Native said...

Kate just interrupted her and that is why she said "you never trust me". I think it was going to be something good and that is why she didn't think she was doing/saying anything wrong.

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I watched it a few times, and I couldn't figure out that "trust" thing. It didn't make sense in the context of what was happening.

AuntieAnn said...

I don't know if Kate has the mental capacity to get to that same place.

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She doesn't and that's where Steve would come in handy. He's got to do something more than rub her feet and escort her to that dangerous Today set to earn his pay.

Remona Blue said...

Lanc Native said... 181
Kate just interrupted her and that is why she said "you never trust me". I think it was going to be something good and that is why she didn't think she was doing/saying anything wrong.
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''I watched it a few times, and I couldn't figure out that "trust" thing. It didn't make sense in the context of what was happening.''
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Since TFW had the phone in her hand when the clip started, I suspect that she took the phone so that Mady wouldn't be messing w/it when the shoot is going on, even though Mady said that she wouldn't. TFW took the phone and that is when the tiff happened, and why Mady said ''you never trust me''.

It will be interesting to see if the entire incident will be shown in the actual show, or if they will continue to pick and choose what to show the viewers. (It is my personal hope that they choose to show TCFW in a bad light every chance they get!)

Lanc Native said...

sarah ‏@gypsi001 4m
@Kateplusmy8 Just saw ur commercial. So it's not a 2 hr long epi but 1 hr for 2 diff epi??

Sheep! This is not rocket science. It doesn't require a PhD (with or without the D) to figure it out. Go to TLC's page if you have a problem understanding this.

Oy.

Fleecing The Sheeple said...

Kate is tweeting. Feathers puffed up. Can Gladys be far behind? :-)

AuntieAnn said...

It will be interesting to see if the entire incident will be shown in the actual show, or if they will continue to pick and choose what to show the viewers. (It is my personal hope that they choose to show TCFW in a bad light every chance they get!)

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There is no other light unless they spent hours and hours of editing until they found a minute or two of her doing something unusual like talking to her kids with an inkling of respect or a hint of affection.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...


sarah @gypsi001 4m
@Kateplusmy8 Just saw ur commercial. So it's not a 2 hr long epi but 1 hr for 2 diff epi??

Sheep! This is not rocket science. It doesn't require a PhD (with or without the D) to figure it out. Go to TLC's page if you have a problem understanding this.


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Man alive. Even the chimps could figure this one out. This is so hard for them. It's amazing. And funny.

Sleepless In Seattle said...

Kate is tweeting. Feathers puffed up. Can Gladys be far behind? :-)

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And there she blows! Right on cue!.

Fired Up 4 Kate ‏@MiloandJack 6m
So @Kateplusmy8 U have had ur 1st week out of school...are U de-stressed yet? Takes a couple of wks 2realize ur actually FREE! #NoHomeWork

Kate says, "Free? What's free? Yes, indeedy. I'll take anything that's FREE!" Lol!

njay said...

''I watched it a few times, and I couldn't figure out that "trust" thing. It didn't make sense in the context of what was happening.''
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I'm thinking that Kate doesn't trust that Maddy will ever have positive things to say and that is why she interrupted her. I guess what I'm trying to say is that Maddy meant Kate never trusts her to say anything good. That could be why Maddy truly didn't understand that what she said was anything wrong. In her mind, if her next words were saying something good about the things planned, she wouldn't get why she was told she did something wrong. Am I making any sense?

Sad but true said...

Lanc Native . . . 180

I don't know specifics about PA divorce law, but would it even be possible for Jon to petition for alimony from Kate after he's been divorced from her for 5+ YEARS and never had it to begin with? That just makes NO kind of sense to me. Which is why I think it is complete BS.

FlimsyFlamsy said...

Maybe someone can arrange for Jane Goodall's chimps to translate this highly complex info about the special to the fans.

I'm in the middle of watching the Tracie episode of "Catfish" on DVR,
and I am beyond creeped out! If Steve was a security person worth
his salt, he'd sit TFW down and confiscate her tweeting phone until
she watches this episode. Of course TFW might just say, "You never
trust me!" and clomp away...

Sleepless In Seattle said...

Man alive. Even the chimps could figure this one out. This is so hard for them. It's amazing. And funny.

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admin, it's hysterical, and it just continues. Initially they had problems figuring out the date; then it was the special vs. regular episodes; and now it's one hour, two hours, two separate shows or what.

I think that if I were that dumb, I wouldn't put it out there on Twitter for everyone to see!

Someone should tweet that it's actually three specials consisting of a half hour each, minus commercials, at 8 p.m., 10 p.m. and midnight with two specials on the same day, and one special a week later.
Watch them run around in circles trying to figure it out.

Sleepless In Seattle said...

Alexa Muntian ‏@AlexaMuntian 3m
@Kateplusmy8 so excited for Kate Plus 8 next weekend!!!!

I am laughing so hard here!

njay said...

Also if you notice, when Maddy begins to talk, she kind of sit up straight and slightly forward just as she was interrupted. It looked to me like she had more to add and her face right then seems to be even some what joyful, like she had something good to say along with "no, no fun things......". Bam, Kate interrupts and sends her off.

An example of the trust thing. "I didn't do anything wrong. You never trust me" (my own hypothetical of what may have come next except she was cut off) I wasn't going to say anything bad.

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Alexa Muntian @AlexaMuntian 3m
@Kateplusmy8 so excited for Kate Plus 8 next weekend!!!!

I am laughing so hard here!

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Omg haha.

Keep it coming I never would have predicted this.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...


admin, it's hysterical, and it just continues. Initially they had problems figuring out the date; then it was the special vs. regular episodes; and now it's one hour, two hours, two separate shows or what.

I think that if I were that dumb, I wouldn't put it out there on Twitter for everyone to see!

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The other thing about this is so what if you mix up the dates, who cares if you miss it. It's a stupid update schedule and if you miss it it's not that big of a deal. They're just so concerned and it's so not important at all.

The fastest way to "lose" your teenager is to "pre-punish" them, like what we think Kate did here.

It looks like she took the phone as a preemptive measure and if so the "you never trust me" comment makes perfect sense.

She's not two. All this kind of stupid parenting will do is irritate Mady. It's a set up. Get her worked up, then when she blows say see told you you'd blow, see, that's why I took your phone.

Narcissists are very deranged sometimes.

Sleepless In Seattle said...

Bonnie Robison ‏@lovemypauly 25s
@Sassccha @Kateplusmy8 huh I'm confused? Thought it's a new show?

Oh, My. Word. They keep multiplying!

Sleepless In Seattle said...

And good old Gladys is on her "all over the world" kick again. Twitter really is amusing tonight.

Fired Up 4 Kate ‏@MiloandJack 7m
Thanks again @TLC 4bringing back @Kateplusmy8 Clearly folks all over the world are more than ready 2see this family again! June 19th/26th

Anonymous said...

I think Kreider "ruined her dramatic silence" in that clip. M had something witty to say and she got sent out of the room. That's why M said, "You don't trust me." IMO of course.

PJ

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

Bonnie Robison ‏@lovemypauly 11m
@Sassccha @Kateplusmy8 huh I'm confused? Thought it's a new show?
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Good grief!! These people beg the question, "How many Kate fans does it take to screw in a light bulb?"

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