Thursday, August 21, 2014

TLC announces Kate Plus 8 will return in December

TLC posted the following press release on their site:
You watched Kate Gosselin plan the sextuplets' 10th birthday bash in June (and have an epic meltdown) and now you can follow your favorite oversized family on their summer vacation and into the new school year. "Kate Plus Eight" will return to TLC in December with all-new episodes! This time around, Kate and her eight growing kids will travel to Boston and explore different parts of New England on a family vacation.
You'll also see the kids rounding out the final days of summer with fun activities, while Kate preps the household for another school year. Teenagers Cara and Mady start 8th grade, and the sextuplets you know and love -- Alexis, Hannah, Aaden, Collin, Leah and Joel -- are beginning 4th grade. We can't wait to see the kids prepare for pencils, books and maybe even teachers' dirty looks, while balancing their time between friends and siblings. And you can be we'll see more classic Kate moments and funny banter from the outspoken kids.
-- Mara Betsch

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chefsummer #Leh said...

LOL maybe TLC doesn't know what hiatus means like KK doesn't know what autobiography means.

Anonymous said...

So, TLC wants to make bank on Kreider's shitty attitude and mental health issues. What a surprise.

PJ

TLC stinks said...

I agree with others. The prepping for school has already been filmed.

Kate is a twit said...

As far as Steve and Kate's relationship goes, I'll always remember either Jamie or Ashley saying "It's always about him!", during the RV episodes, which was later edited out

The way Kate acted about the "pizza" and Steve, to me showed there was more than a bodyguard/client relationship between those two.

I will always love Anderson Cooper for this clip.

http://ac360.blogs.cnn.com/2011/09/06/the-ridiculist-kate-gosselin/

Tucker's Mom said...

Gypsy should use her own timeline to promote herself, but then she has only 64 followers. What better way to get attention than to post on Kate's timeline with over 213 K followers?

Yet she sees nothing wrong with it. She's making it appear as if Kate endorses her products. I wonder if Kate will actually wake up and realize she's being used.
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It's BLOOD MONEY!!!


Anyhoo, I'm not surprised that TLC cranked the production machine up for specials of the Gosselins. TLC said they'd be checking in with specials.
I never thought TLC would stop filming them all together, rather, they'd be "checking in", as they do with other families with kids, because kids change.
Kate doesn't change (well, the boobies did), but the kids do and are and will, so expect more specials in the future.

In face, I remember being surprised at Kate making borderline passive aggressive statements/responses about TLC canceling her show, and thought that was biting the hand that fed and would feed her in the future.
Running to People magazine and boohooing about how shocked and surprised she was about the cancelation, and about how she's worried about the future made Kate look like an ingrate of the highest order.
TLC made her a filthy rich woman and instead of being thankful and gracious, Kate was spiteful about TLC daring to cancel the series before she said so.

Tucker's Mom said...

Maybe Jamie did stick around longer to help with the "back to school" filming.
PS, Kate's family is hardly oversized. I'm not impressed. Yawn.
Growing up Catholic, try getting 8-10 kids of different ages and different grades ready for school, on a threadbare shoestring of a budget.
I just don't see the appeal, but won't be surprised if a couple million tune in to once again see: Kate making eggs, Kate bitching at the kids, kids hitting and spitting, Mady whining, kids picking out school stuff.
Whatevs.

Tucker's Mom said...

Kate is a twit said... 3
As far as Steve and Kate's relationship goes, I'll always remember either Jamie or Ashley saying "It's always about him!", during the RV episodes, which was later edited out
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Was it really edited out?
Wow. There's no other reason to take that out but in response to to the fact that it makes their relationship look obvious.
And it did.

I bet Ashley and Jamie know damn well what's been going on between Kate and Steve for years.
Gawd, how uncomfortabe.

Another tell-tale comment made on the RV episode was from Ash or Jamie, who were left to watch the kids while Kate and Steve were "organic grocery shopping".
One of them said, "they do this all the time, they'll be gone for hours".

They were just resigned to this happening, and seemed happy to have each other to pal around with.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

Does anyone else think it's inappropriate for TLC to call the kids "outspoken"?

That's not really a good trait usually, it sounds like a slam and a rather cutting one. This press release makes it clear they know exactly what the draw of the show is, and moreover they're not afraid to emphasize how "funny" it is when the kids aren't being polite. It's not funny.

Ex Nurse said...

How fun for the kids, and what great stories they will have to share with their poor friends, who were away traveling, attending stupid family reunions, playing endless sports, attending camps, etc. What 13 year old doesn't want to do school shopping in the middle of the summer and have a film crew document every moment of your life with psycho-mom.

If Mady did happen upon an intimate moment, it would explain why TFW is forever capitulating to her. I look forward to hearing Mady's perspective, especially, And, somehow, I think we will be hearing about it in the next 10 years or so. If not sooner.

sparkle said...

(From last thread)

TLC stinks said...

Remember when Kate had the African American bodyguard instead of Steve for awhile? That seems to jive with Steve being reassigned. I also believe TLC did not want Kate portrayed as the "other woman" when rumors started up, so Steve brought Gina and sons to visit the McMansion several times and they made sure there were paps taking pictures every time.
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I agree. Everything about the Radar article made perfect sense, especially about the short time Skeeve was temporarily replaced with the other body guard.

What makes this situation so interesting is that Kate spent the better part of 2009 dabbing at fake tears while fake crying about how she was victim of Jon's adultery. Numerous People articles with Kate patting herself on the back, telling us all how she was the responsible, virtuous parent who put her kids first while Jon was running around and cheating on her. She vehemently (and carefully) condemned the allegations that she was having an affair with Skeeve.

It's 2014 and she's a joke and a hasbeen. No one really would think much of her and Skeeve getting together and going public right now. The real sticky issue will be their faux insistence that they just found love earlier this year, since Kate can't very well be outed for cheating first when she played the wronged and oh so innocent adultery victim for sooooo long. Well... I certainly hope she's outed for the liar and the hypocrite she is. Maybe Gina will give an exclusive to People.

Kate is a twit said...

" And you can be we'll see more classic Kate moments". Seems like they didn't even care to get anyone to edit their press release. I assume it should read "you can be "sure" we'll see more classic Kate moments.

"Classic Kate moments" to TLC is all the meltdowns, etc. showing Kate in a bad light. That's what they are banking on. People watching to see Kate meltdown, being an idiot, etc. Look how they promoted the special back in June. Their website shows all the "bad" Kate moments.

Kate may think that TLC loves her, but actually they're using her too. Their thinking is that Kate acting like a bitch is what sells and they're going to go with it. Who wants to see "good" Kate? They're banking on that most people want to see Kate being a bitch, and they will play that to the hilt.

Tucker's Mom said...

Maybe calling the kids "outspoken" is foreshadowing the new episodes.
Outspoken isn't very complimentary for 10-year olds, and I do agree, btw, that the kids are outspoken.
Not well spoken or well mannered, however.

chefsummer #Leh said...

Kate is a twit said... 4

The way she screamed at Maddy and calling her disgusting I will never forget,

This is why I hope Steve strings her along for years while making $$ and I hope his GF in China was real.

Let's throw tomatoes said...

So it's not a special(s) . Kate plus 8 is coming back. Wow! It must have been the ratings. That sucks. I guess kids are going to film during school days and weekends.

What a lucky lazy bitch! She must be the happiest person in the world and why not it's raining money. If ratings are good she might still get to visit the countries in her bucket list on TLC's dime.

It's my 40th wedding anniversary this weekend ( wow it went fast ) and we"re going out of town. I don't want to think, watch, or read about Kate during this trip, in other words no nightmares!

Have a great weekend everyone!

chefsummer #Leh said...

No one really would think much
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People hate mistress and people hate Kate so if she comes out a rat claws mistress who lied about being betrayed she'll be hated more.

lukebandit said...

IIRC, kate was the one who answered the phone in the hotel room in NYC. Here is the article, and I didn't see this one because I would of remembered the funny pop-up of kate and Steve peeking out of the covers of the bed! Bwahahaha!

http://radaronline.com/exclusives/2014/04/kate-gosselin-sharing-hotel-room-married-bodyguard-trump-celebrity-apprentice/

Tucker's Mom said...

Radar's new article implies that Steve vacations and shares family dinners with Kate and the kids, but he's been doing that for years and years now.
They went to a restaurant and had their asses kissed, but Kate couldn't see her way clear to bumping up the manditory 18% gratuity, even though people were staying past their shifts to accommodate them.
Colore me shocked.
Oh, btw, no kidding there was nothing romantic seen between Kate and Steve.
Look at any married couple on vacation with lots of kids, in a restaurant. You sure as hell won't see them canoodling.

http://radaronline.com/exclusives/2014/08/kate-gosselin-steve-neild-family-vacations-dinners-relationship/

Tucker's Mom said...

Let's throw tomatoes said... 14
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Happy anniversary! That 's a big one- congratulations.
Enjoy.

Anonymous said...

So, TLC wants to make bank on Kreider's shitty attitude and mental health issues. What a surprise.

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That is exactly how I read it. TLC and the narcissist are happily playing together again. The children are merely pawns in their crappy little game.

OrangeCrusher 1

Anonymous said...

Kate is a twit said... 11
" And you can be we'll see more classic Kate moments". Seems like they didn't even care to get anyone to edit their press release. I assume it should read "you can be "sure" we'll see more classic Kate moments.

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I think it's supposed to read: " And you can be(t) we'll see more classic Kate moments."

So sloppy. Don't they know how much Kreider hates spelling mistakes? Someone will pay for that.

PJ

getofftwitter said...

That was a press release? it's a very dull release. Boy, that certainly did not put K & 8, in any kind of positive light. It pretty much slammed their Teachers(Teachers dirty looks, like the kids teachers & G8 don't get along) and being outspoken, TLC just put the kids in that entitled brat group, of kids they exploit on TV. Perhaps, the kids were not all nice to the film crew/TLC people, for them to call then outspoken? The release is lack lust, so that is all? BORING!

This press release, does one other slam, ready for it Kate: your kids & life is MEDIOCRE/MUNDANE/BORING! Your kids are not special or unique, and most people don't want to see kids act up or fight, while Kate sits/stands there there making faces, thinking that all the moms out there can relate, cause, we all know how teens & pre-teens are/act.

So why wait so long to air? December is a bad time to put any show on, most TV shows are rapping for the Holidays, and Holiday shows are being aired. Most people are getting ready for Xmas/Holidays, there is shopping, so a lot of people won't be home, most people are working(regular job & maybe a second job), and there are the company Xmas parties, and friends parties. Does any seriously think people are going to stay home and watch a self entitled child exploiter, no talent, who wants her mug on TV with her, no special, not cute, entitled/fighting(outspoken) children, and meltdowns, getting free vacation, freebies and same crap they have aired already? Really!

sparkle said...

♩ ♪ ♬doo doo dooty dooty doo doo doo doo..... doo doo dooty dooty doo doo doo doo ♩ ♪♩ ♬

Step right up ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls!!!! It's the TLC Sideshow!! You will see the Honey Boo Boo family in all their picking, scratching, swearing and farting glory! You will see Follicle Girl! Watch her pull out her own hair and eat the follicle!

You will see Dirty Diaper Woman! She likes to eat her child's diaper before throwing it out! Over here in our medical tent, we have several stars of My 600 Pound Life who have managed to expand their stomachs even after gastric bypass and continue to overeat.

In our strictly over 21 tent, you will see several stars of Sex Sent Me To The ER! recreating their legendary sexual escapades which caused them to seek medical treatment!! Special guest appearance from Greg, the guy who has sex with his car!!!! You'll never look at a 2005 Pontiac Grand Prix the same way again!!!

Over here is the Gosselin 8 tent and it's star, Kate Gosselin!!! You will be able to see a grown woman harshly overreact to EVERYTHING! Watch her meltdowns, her tantrums, her excessive punishments, her inability to cope with normal, everyday life. See her mouthy children talk back and fight with her and each other! Watch how she cleverly trained them to lie and turn on each other, whether the child did anything wrong or not!! This is Dysfunction with a capital D and mental illness at it's finest folks, get yer tickets right now!

lukebandit said...

Someone posted that maybe kate will wake up one day and realize she is being used by gypsy girl and the makeup kits. Hopefully, one day she will wake up and realize that Steve has used her all along for money and really doesn't love her at all.

Her day is coming. I actually witnessed someone reaping what they sowed 2 days ago. It was BAD...and I was very surprised at who was laying the wrath down too. A nurse was getting the wrath from the dr. She was getting her bad harvest from what she planted. When you treat people like dirt who are defenseless, you will reap what you have sown.

lukebandit said...

Admin, you are right. That is a horrible choice of a word to say about those children who have made them boatloads of cash for years.

Outspoken. TLC you deserve every bit of publicity that will happen to you when the Gosselin 8 sue you for robbing their childhood, forcing them to film under their mentally unstable mother for years.

Better set up a Superfund, like 3 Mile Island.

getofftwitter said...

Sparkle: LOLOLOL!

Anonymous said...

If they ever come "out" as a couple, would Steve still be entitled to be paid bodyguard fees by TLC? Just thinking this could be a reason why they are not official - big money for both of them.

bm

lukebandit said...

I found this video where Ashley says: It's all about him. You can hear her, but it is low but they captioned it! It is at the 1:25 mark. I watched the whole video a little over 2 minutes. My gosh, she was Raging! That's just great!!! Then slaps her hands very hard together and says, That just p***** me off!

You can tell how protective she is of Steve. It all started with Jamie or Ashley saying, she's bringing it plateless. I wonder if she did that on purpose because she knew kate would go off and wanted people to really see how she really is.

She is terrified of losing that KIWI! Remember when they went to AU and then went to NZ and she got to meet Steve's parents and she gave them a gift of all the kids, her and Steve as a gift, like they were a family. IIRC, the parents were shocked about that.

Poor Gina and the boys. I would of had him served as soon as he got back off the plane at the baggage carousel. That video would go viral!

Math Girl said...

Sparkle,

Well said. I've thought TLC was "the freak show channel" for some time. Not that all their "subjects" are freaks, but that's how they're marketing them.

FlimsyFlamsy said...

So the show was on "hiatus?" Is that like when Ross and Rachel
were "taking a break?"

If all this TFW Hearts Steve news is true, I imagine it'll take an
entire weekend of planning, plotting and strategizing to come
up with a timeline that doesn't make one or both of them look
like cheating cheaters who cheat. What carefully calculated
date will they arrive upon when love bloomed? How did the
thought of TFW being intimate with a married family friend go
from "disgusting" to A-okay?

Steve will really earn his pay on this project. He'll need calendars,
wipe-off boards, colored markers, and pointers (and no, I'm that's
not a reference to the good bra). And plenty of pizza wrapped in
foil. Admin, perhaps one of your classic photoshopping projects
is in order...

Jumping In said...

Turns out the more controversy, the better for Kate. The humiliating TODAY show interview, the rumours about she and Steve, Robert's book, the kids acting out, all ratings gold for TLC. Yes, bring on the dysfunction, and the more the better. She brought in the ratings with the update special, and that's all TLC needed to bring her back.

Tension between Kate and Mady will be promoted, escalated to keep the viewers hooked. Never mind Cara sitting traumatized, having to be drawn in to the sideshow. As far as the behaviour of the sextuplets, again, bring on the bickering, the nastiness, all for public consumption while their mother runs to the bank, money made off their backs.

It's all about money, and Kate lives another day because she brought TLC enough of it to get her back in the fold.


JoyinVirginia said...

Sparkle, love it! A much better press release and more accurate!
Just stopping by to say (say it with me now) TFMJG is BORING! The children are marginally less boring. it is interesting and fun to see children and teens that you are RELATED TO or know in real life do things, dance recitals or sports or music recitals or school plays. To watch children on TV get school supplies is my definition of so boring its torture.
Why December? TLC will have already rolled out new episodes of their most popular shows in the fall, and the regular series will be on a holiday hiatus, let's fill a few hours with TFMJG, but keep the budget minimal.

AuntieAnn said...

"Kate Plus Eight" will return to TLC in December with all-new episodes

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I don't put a lot of stock into these TLC teasers. Maybe it's just wishful thinking on my part, but it still sounds like it COULD be another special divided into two episodes - vacay and back-to-school.

Maybe Steve will share the couch with Kate, too? If so, I hope he knows how to breathe quietly.



Millicent said...

I agree about the wording of this press release. They have decided to try to turn negatives into positives. Come watch Kate have another "epic meltdown!" Oh ha ha, those "outspoken" kids getting dirty looks from their teachers!

Just like with HoneyBooBoo and her family, where they play up how uncouth they are, and the audience is supposed to find this entertaining and "down home" instead of tasteless and tacky. I'm sorry, but when you have a bridal shower and your fiance's mother is there, how about you don't bring out the crude sex toys and talk about how well-endowed your fiance is. Not to mention -- you're being filmed doing so!

So with Kate, the audience is supposed to be entertained watching a grown woman melt down over every little thing. And we're also supposed to be amused at hearing children be bratty and rude, because ...... I don't know why.

Sometimes I feel like networks enjoy making Americans look as bad as possible. Do you ever wonder what people from other countries must think when they view American television. From the Real Housewives franchise, to the Jersey Shore, to the Jerry Springer show, to the 1,000 pound man, to the HoneyBooBoo's and the Duck Dynasty people, to Kate, her married lover and her 8 bratty kids - I wouldn't blame people from other countries from thinking Americans are the tackiest and most shallow of people.

In a way, I hope Steve and Kate really are together --- because eventually she will drive him crazy and he will desert her, taking most of her money. Those two deserve each other. What the kids deserve is to be well away from those two, but unfortunately it looks like they will have to simply wait it out until they reach 18 years old. Maybe with their mother focused on her married lover, they at least get a chance to be ignored. In that household, that counts as a good day.

We can't wait to see the kids prepare for pencils, books and maybe even teachers' dirty looks, while balancing their time between friends and siblings. And you can be we'll see more classic Kate moments and funny banter from the outspoken kids.
-- Mara Betsch

Fleecing The Sheeple said...

The article had new information, like Steve and Kate caught kissing in a bathroom.

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Why would Steve have been in the bathroom with Kate? Oh, wait. Bodyguard assignment. You just never know when an intruder is going to show up in your bathroom while you're sitting on the Royal Throne. Steve was there to protect her from a burglar who was out to swipe her Great Northern.

The Gypsi thing. She's an airhead, cute maybe, but a happy airhead and she wouldn't consider that using Kate's TL is tacky. She's clueless and probably doesn't even realize that you don't use another timeline to promote your products.

"So the show was on "hiatus?" Is that like when Ross and Rachel
were "taking a break?""

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Yes, just like ER is on hiatus. I wonder when it's coming back. I really liked that show.

"So it's not a special(s) . Kate plus 8 is coming back. Wow! It must have been the ratings. That sucks. I guess kids are going to film during school days and weekends."

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I'm late to the party here. Where has it been announced that this is not a special and Kate Plus Eight is coming back as a regular series?

Amy2 said...

What do the children have to offer from a viewer's point of view. Nothing. They are simply 8 kids, that's all. None of them have special talents (that I know of).

When kids (talent) move out of the cute stage there has to be something to draw the viewers in the watch. Other than screaming kids and Kate screaming AT the kids, what is there.

I reflect back on the special where Kate was showing her organizing board and the kids were sitting around listening to her. Ho hum. It wasn't like one of the activities involved exploring and learning about bugs, environment, etc. Just selecting a silly game.

Other reality shows involving children Raising Asia (ugh!), Dance Moms (ugh, again), Toddlers and Tiara (triple ugh) all build to a finale. Its always a performance in one form or another. K+8 doesn't have that story arch. Its mundane everyday things (school shopping, ho hum) that doesn't float my boat enough to watch.

Gosselin kids are not special. They are not a draw. I predict people will tune in initially to see how the children have grown, but after that the viewership will spiral downward. This is Kate's last redemption (could resist using that word) with TLC. Besides TLC who wants her? No one.

AuntieAnn said...

Another tell-tale comment made on the RV episode was from Ash or Jamie, who were left to watch the kids while Kate and Steve were "organic grocery shopping".
One of them said, "they do this all the time, they'll be gone for hours".

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I think that's called 'orgasmic grocery shopping'.

Millicent said...

Tucker's Mom said... 6
Kate's family is hardly oversized. I'm not impressed. Yawn. Growing up Catholic, try getting 8-10 kids of different ages and different grades ready for school, on a threadbare shoestring of a budget.
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I agree. I grew up in a large family too and while there was always a bit of a flurry of activity right before school started - it really was not a huge deal. Of course, in those days, we didn't carry backpacks. But my mom would stock up on lined paper, PeeChee folders (remember those?), pencils, pens, etc. We would also get new shoes for the beginning of the school year - that was probably the biggest hurdle. My mother (I nominate her for sainthood!) would take the four youngest of us shopping all together, and of course, we were all picky about the shoes we wanted. She never had a melt down. In fact, she hardly even seemed frazzled although it must have been frustrating trying to please every single one of us. And we all got to pick out different shoes - no matchy matchy.

Who in their right mind would really find anything interesting about watching a mom take her kids shopping for back to school stuff?

Fleecing The Sheeple said...

I think that's called 'orgasmic grocery shopping'.

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Wiping off my keyboard (and screen)...

lukebandit said...

Sorry, I meant to put a picture of the kids, her and Steve in a family pose in a beautifully made picture frame and GAVE it to his parents!

That is why I said I would have him served at the baggage carousel. That would go viral!

Nancy said...

Who the hell is going to care about Summer vacations and back to school shopping in December?????

FlimsyFlamsy said...

AuntieAnn (#36), if Supernanny Jo Frost were here, she'd put you
on the naughty spot, and you'd be given a time out for whatever
number of minutes add up to your age! I think the glue gun fumes
are getting to you - please step away from the craft table...

Rhymes with Witch said...

Kate couldn't see her way clear to bumping up the manditory 18% gratuity, even though people were staying past their shifts to accommodate them. 17

If the gratuity hadn't been added automatically, I'm willing to bet she would have stiffed them.

Anonymous said...

We can't wait to see the kids prepare for pencils, books and maybe even teachers' dirty looks, while balancing their time between friends and siblings. And you can be we'll see more classic Kate moments and funny banter from the outspoken kids.

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No, Mara, we CAN wait, maybe until hell freezes over before any of this would be remotely interesting. Balancing time between friends and siblings? Ah, that would be why Mady's bff is along for the ride. Make that friend, singular. I don't think the tups are allowed to do anything unless it is in a pack.
Classic Kate = horrible behavior, carefully edited to show only that.
Outspoken kids = rude and bratty

Back to school and summer vacation in December. Even the TLC regulars will be busy with the holidays. Welcome back Kate to time slot hell.

OrangeCrusher 1

MikeB said...

One can only hope for the kids' sake that this won't be anything more than a couple of mid-winter specials. TFW has been gone a long time on her "vacation" and I would think there are at least four shows worth of filming already done. You've got one for the drive to Plymouth and the museum tour. She's been in Maine for close to a week so you've got one for the boat ride and one for whatever they've done the rest of the week. Finally they can get the school prep done before and after this trip. TFW tweeted about the flash cards and the shoe chaos. She never cared about the kids' schooling before so you know she was focused on the show.

I really hope filming is set to stop before the kids go back to school. The one thing they don't need in their lives right now is to have production issues hanging over their heads when they should be focusing on their education.

PatK said...

Yep, TLC is banking on Kate's nastiness and meltdowns being the draw. The kids' mouthiness and acting out is just a bonus.

AuntieAnn said...

I wonder how Mr. Manager Man Steve is prepping TFW for the customary talk show tour they go on before the show airs in December. I know she will only answer pre-approved questions but interviewers surely must be aware of RH's book so the subject is bound to come up. Kate and Steve will have to work overtime rehearsing her lies I mean her responses.

Rhymes with Witch said...

I have to say it. That is one creepy press release.

Anonymous said...

They make such a lovely couple. I wonder how he's going to cope with the slop she prepares. We all know he doesn't eat salad and he doesn't eat mac and cheese. Those are pretty benign offerings. I guess that's how he'll get rid of the extra pounds he's packing.

Here, Steve, have some kale chips. Yum. LOL

PJ

AuntieAnn said...

Here, Steve, have some kale chips. Yum. LOL

PJ

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Wait til he chokes down her special burnt cheese pizza or her sausage cacciatore with 'one cup of frozen snap peas'.

Hope he can fake a smile.

getofftwitter said...

TLC should change their call letters to TCC = The Circus Channel. They have almost everything a circus has:
1. freak shows: how I ate a car, etc
2. human trick shows: watch exploited kids do chores
3. clowns: watch Kate G and others make silly faces and talk nonsense and run around like a chicken with out a head, they even dress as one.
4. performing acrobatics: let's watch exploited kids and family on their next experiment trip, like maybe they will scream & fight.
5. Lets see them feed the masses, some food ok, some slop.
Anything else?

rainbowsandunicorns said...

Why would Steve have been in the bathroom with Kate? Oh, wait. Bodyguard assignment. You just never know when an intruder is going to show up in your bathroom while you're sitting on the Royal Throne. Steve was there to protect her from a burglar who was out to swipe her Great Northern.

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Can't you see Radar's headlines:

"Gosselin Bodyguard A Hero When He Thwarts Attack from Plunger Perp"

jennine s said...

First, I wonder why 10 year olds are going into 4th grade. Second,there is NOTHING funny about Kate's banter, it is disgusting and sick.

rainbowsandunicorns said...

pknocker40 ‏@pknocker40 23m
@TheLexZane @ReIntonation @johnhuebert Palgerising Kate Gosselin that's gotta be a new low....

@TheLexZane @ReIntonation @johnhuebert Ok I just wanted to confirm that you are a PALGERIST!

Who is "palgerising" Kate? Is this what they're calling it now? LOL!

AnnieD said...

TLC's latest ad implies that TLC stands for "Tender Loving Care". Really! Trying to change their image just like Kate.
So the kids' outspoken behaviour will be encouraged by TLC to create drama.The kids will assume that this behaviour is acceptable all the time, not just when the cameras' are on. Kate's parental authority, if any still exists, will be completely undermined. She will pay a big price for this after TLC is out of the picture. The kids will, too, sadly.

rainbowsandunicorns said...

TLC should change their call letters to TCC = The Circus Channel. They have almost everything a circus has:
1. freak shows: how I ate a car, etc

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LOL! Nobody ate a car. He had sex with a car, and they actually showed him under the car consummating the act. Someone ate diapers and mothballs, though, but didn't have sex with them (as far as I know)!

rainbowsandunicorns said...

Connie pierson ‏@Conpier Jun 24
@Kateplusmy8 Why no professional picture (portrait) of you & the kids lately?? It would've been nice for the special.

Connie pierson ‏@Conpier 9m
@Kateplusmy8 ??

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Good grief.

I'd love to write a book on sheeple psychology. I'd have to get into their heads, though, and I'm not sure that's a place to where I'd really like to go. I'd be afraid there would be no emergency exit doors.

Kate is a twit said...

Kate just tweeted this:

Kate Gosselin ‏@Kateplusmy8 · 4m
Kids are busy doing a total of 18 book projects, 3 ea..working on them for 3rd day..Why can't summer just be summer? #SummerSchoolWorkBlues

Hey, Kate, why can't summer just be summer without filming the crap out of your kids? Why can't the kids enjoy a vacation without cameras in their faces?

#SummerSchoolWorkBlues? How about #SummerVacationWorkBlues?


Kate is a twit said...

Then you have this bright one commiserating with Kate:

MARIE ‏@MY_2BCOLLIES · 4m
@Kateplusmy8 That's always been my pet peeve teachers giving homework during summer, Holiday breaks, etc. It's suppose to be their day off❗

According to her, the kids shouldn't have to do any school work during the summer, but it's fine that they are filming it, isn't it?

jennine s said...

I believe that the second episode will lose viewers as did the second special. The special drew viewers because people were curious. this will be different.

Anonymous said...

Oh seriously? Summer book projects being crammed into a final few days and the master time organizer is complaining about all the work? Your kids did virtually nothing all summer, except the chore boys, and you just got a comped vacay in return for selling them out again. Back to Twitter since you're back home. Irritating cow. Poor pitiful you. Not.

OrangeCrusher1

Amy2 said...

Why are they doing 18 book projects now? School starts next week. If this was assigned by the school as summer homework, Kate had all summer for the kids to get this done.

Imagine the stress the kids are under now. Being filmed for TLC and now rushing to get school projects done.

Kate is a twit said...

" funny banter from the outspoken kids."

What does TLC consider "funny banter"? Collin calling one of the girl's hair ugly and then getting a lecture from Kate? Mady telling Kate "no fun things" and getting a lecture from Kate? One of the girls tattling on one of the boys or actually hitting him? The kids calling each other names and putting each other down?

Show the "outspoken" kids and then have the "fans" call them brats, and praise Kate for taking them to task for it. Yeah, that is "must see" TV.

They should call the show "Conflict with Kate and her 8".

AuntieAnn said...

Kate Gosselin ‏@Kateplusmy8 · 4m
Kids are busy doing a total of 18 book projects, 3 ea..working on them for 3rd day..Why can't summer just be summer? #SummerSchoolWorkBlues

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What's the matter, Kate? Schoolwork interfering with filming again?

I'll bet they were supposed to be working on these projects all through summer and they didn't because Kate was too busy lounging around the pool or spending time in the bathroom with Skeevo to make sure they were getting it done. Now they're cramming to catch up and she's bitching about it.

Martha said...

And why aren't there more updates, excerpts from Robert's book on ROL or other sites?

Rhymes with Witch said...

57

Let's see. 18 divided by 3 is 6, so M & C are not included. They've had months to do this, you know, while sitting by the pool, or hanging out in their crooked houses or their treehouse. Oh yeah, it's locked up.

Rhymes with Witch said...

And why aren't there more updates, excerpts from Robert's book on ROL or other sites 64

Perhaps the heavy hand of Discovery/TLC legal has been invoked. It would not surprise me.

Formerly Duped said...

Maybe she means read 3 books, not unreasonable, possibly report on them, and a 10 year old should well be able to handle that. All kids do it; I never moaned 'let summer be summer.' My kids enjoyed reading- I thought hers did from all those twitter pictures...would her NY Bestsellers count?

PA Dutch Mom said...

I'll bet they were supposed to be working on these projects all through summer

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You got that right.

PA Dutch Mom said...

First, I wonder why 10 year olds are going into 4th grade.

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They were red-shirted. They went into Junior Kindergarten instead of Kindergarten because not all of them were ready for Kindergarten.

PA Dutch Mom said...

MARIE ‏@MY_2BCOLLIES · 4m
@Kateplusmy8 That's always been my pet peeve teachers giving homework during summer, Holiday breaks, etc. It's suppose to be their day off❗

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If I were that dumb, I'd keep my mouth shut. She sticks her foot in it every time she tweets.

PatK said...

Kate really has balls tweeting that about the book projects, in light of just about everyone knowing they've been filming/living it up.

What the hell is the matter with her?

Kate is a twit said...

Perhaps I'm overreacting, but Kate's tweet about the kids "book project" pissed me off. Why does she seem to think and imply that reading books is "work"?

My grandkids love reading and never think of it as being "school related". Yes, their school does encourage them to read over the summer, but they don't need any encouragement. They don't consider it "school work", they do it because of their love of books and learning.

Kate makes it seem like, "oh, my poor kids, they have to get this done before school starts". "Bad school! How dare you infringe on my kids' summer!"

Kate makes it seem like reading books is an "extra" burden place on her kids, yet filming them and using them for her own agenda is "good". How dare school interfere with her plans!

NJGal51 said...

Kate Gosselin ‏@Kateplusmy8 · 4m
Kids are busy doing a total of 18 book projects, 3 ea..working on them for 3rd day..Why can't summer just be summer? #SummerSchoolWorkBlues

Oh bit me Kate! When we were growing up we always had a summer reading list and had to read at least 4-5 books and be prepared to do a book report on at least 3 of them. I don't see any problem with that and maybe that's why I'm a reader now. It didn't interfere with my summer because we always read on the beach, before bed or on a rainy day. It sounds like the kids should have been doing this reading all summer not just the week before school.

As far as the specials go (and I do believe they're only specials) people will tune in to see TFW's bad behavior. TLC can tie it in with their reading. See Kate shriek! Shriek Kate! Shriek!

Kate is a twit said...

Then another sheeple comes out with a tweet like this.

Denise ‏@Mydmaxx · 22m
@Kateplusmy8 Well that explains why we haven't heard from you lately. #SummerSchoolAtGosselinHouse

Is she really that clueless?

Waiting for Milo to appear..........

Lynne In RI said...

Perhaps I'm overreacting, but Kate's tweet about the kids "book project" pissed me off. Why does she seem to think and imply that reading books is "work"?

))))))))))))))))))))

And filming isn't work. Maybe if they got paid for the reading assignments, she'd take it more seriously.

Lynne In RI said...

Kate really has balls tweeting that about the book projects, in light of just about everyone knowing they've been filming/living it up.

What the hell is the matter with her?

))))))))))))))))

You could sit down and analyze her for hours, days, months...but in the end you'd probably just conclude that she's nuts.

Remona Blue said...

Jumping in w/o reading the comments, so others have probably noticed the same thing I did when reading the latest ROL article.

I just LOVED that they put ''bodyguard'' in quotes, and that once again Amber Ryland is the one that wrote the article. Keep poking WOS Amber, she deserves every single snotty comment.

I also am happy that Jon's children were observed being ''super polite though, smiling and always saying ‘please’ and ‘thank you.'” I suppose going out w/their father HAS taught them how to behave in public!! !!!!!!

Localyocul said...

Never saw this tweeter before but it made me laugh

@glitterhammy: @Kateplusmy8 They only read M-F during the school year?

Lynne In RI said...

Denise ‏@Mydmaxx · 22m
@Kateplusmy8 Well that explains why we haven't heard from you lately. #SummerSchoolAtGosselinHouse

Is she really that clueless?

))))))))))))))))))))))))

Yes. She reminds me of your typical butt-kisser, benign, but would be in your face if you ever met her up close and personal.

Kate is a twit said...

Aw, someone doesn't like all the twitter bots on Kate's timeline. This is too funny!

❀ℛεɑℓℤɩɠɠƴℱℓℴ❀ ‏@RealZiggyFlo · 18h
@support @dickc Please get rid of the spam on @Kateplusmy8 TL. It is done to drown out the voice of her supporters. #abuseoftwitter

I'm sure tweeting to twitter support and the CEO of twitter is going to take care of that! If you look at any celeb's timeline on twitter you'll see the same thing--tweets about articles relating to that celeb. But according to this tweeter, it's a "plot" to drown out Kate's supporters!

Yet there have been very few tweets on Kate's timeline from her "supporters". Where are they? Even Milo hasn't tweeted.

AuntieAnn said...

And filming isn't work. Maybe if they got paid for the reading assignments, she'd take it more seriously.

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Ding! Ding! Ding! We have a winner! That's exactly right. She'd have those kids speedreading 10 books a week if there was a paycheck involved. Then she'd take it and leave them their 15%.

Tucker's Mom said...

PatK said... 71
Kate really has balls tweeting that about the book projects, in light of just about everyone knowing they've been filming/living it up.

What the hell is the matter with her?
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She's tone deaf.
Radar announced to the world that she's on vacation in New England, filming and generally getting a vacation on a golden platter.
TLC announced they filmed the Boston etc. vacation and will air it.
So, what we know is that the family has been traveling on vacation, doing fun stuff and generally getting their usual 5-star treatment for the past couple of weeks.
How would anyone feel compelled to feel sorry for the kids who could have been working on these projects all damn summer.

She's just so tone deaf that she doesn't know how fake she sounds. Plus, she's insulting, as usual.

Sherry Baby said...

Waiting for Milo to appear..........

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And there she blows, right on cue! I wonder if the sheeple know how incredibly predictable they are! It's quite amusing.

Fired Up 4 Kate ‏@MiloandJack 13m
@Kateplusmy8 Whether it's ONE kid or 8...all the same, as the parent there U have 2make sure it gets done! So U feel like ur in school too!

Fired Up 4 Kate ‏@MiloandJack 18m
@Kateplusmy8 Youngest is in 10th grade now... School officials R talkin abt having school all year round! Oh my....:(

Fired Up 4 Kate ‏@MiloandJack 19m
@Kateplusmy8 Ah yes, the lazy late summer brunch will soon give way 2U fixin a schoolbox lunch! I hate it too.... #CrunchTimeCometh

How many children does Milo claim that she has? She tweeted "youngest," which would mean more than two, but I thought she has only the older teenage boy who still plays with toy trucks, and the girl. I thought she was older than a 10th grader.

Kate is a twit said...

Milo has spoken:

Fired Up 4 Kate @MiloandJack · 16m
@Kateplusmy8 Whether it's ONE kid or 8...all the same, as the parent there U have 2make sure it gets done! So U feel like ur in school too!

Dear Milo, if Kate has to "make sure it gets done", maybe she should have worried about it and made sure it was done earlier in the summer, not just before school starts. Just shows how Kate waits for the last minute to do things and is not as "organized" as you seem to think!

It's just another excuse for Kate to say how "hard" she has it.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

Three books for ten year olds the entire summer long is more than reasonable. Kids that age should be able to blow through six or seven at least. It's too bad reading is not encouraged and celebrated. This kind of attitude rubs off on kids.

Kate should read at least three books herself too. It would be good for her and set a great example for the kids.

A Mom said...

Kate says "18 books; if each kid has 3 each thats 24" Kate not counting right or 2 r missing LOL

Call Me Crazy said...

Kate should read at least three books herself too. It would be good for her and set a great example for the kids.
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Oh come now, admin. She probably reads 4 books at a time, all the time. They just happen to be the same 4 books over and over and over again. You know. Those classics with her name on the cover.

Anonymous said...

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said... 78

Kate should read at least three books herself too. It would be good for her and set a great example for the kids.

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Maybe she'd finally get to that one on her night-stand. Or did she confuse it with a one-night stand?

PJ

TLC stinks said...

I thought the crew were like FAMILY! How come they didn't get to eat with Neild and Gosselins? I thought it was funny that the ROL article said Kate had wine. That IS her drink of choice. Steve was probably thinking he'll get lucky, LOL. Poor Gina and boys. So humiliating.

TLC stinks said...

I would think the Masterminder would have made sure the kids were reading their books all summer long. Why not? Because she isn't interested in her children.

SCgal said...

"Kate should read at least three books herself too."

Hahahahaha - Admin, you are so funny.

librarylady said...

Lynne 75, they are probably purposely doing the reading now and getting paid. I'll bet they aren't back home and are still filming, and the whole horror of reading a school assignment while on vacation will be some back-to-school manufactured drama on tv.

Interesting how she really now has no choice but to try the "shrew mom" and smart-mouthed kids aspect in order to get back on tv, if TLC's lame PR is to be believed.

FlimsyFlamsy said...

Excellent life lesson there, TFW - wait until the last minute to get
things done, and then whine about it. While the first part of your
summer was a never-ending slumber party, you could've had the
kids get at least one of the 3 books read. Maybe a second one
read in the BBB (plane?) or hotel between takes during filming.
Then you'd only have that last book to complain and grumble
about. But then that's your MO, isn't it? To complain and
grumble?

And Kate Is A Twit (#72), I've always said what you're saying -
since when is reading such a horrible chore? Of course some
school assignments are a drag, and kids would rather be doing
other things. But she is passing her lack of intellectual curiosity
to her kids, and her "victim" mentality comes shining through
in her tweet.

Kate is a twit said...

It would be good for her and set a great example for the kids.
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Admin-surely you jest! When has Kate ever done anything to set an example for her kids?

getofftwitter said...

Jennine: The tups were held back so Kate could film them, then it was found that 2 were not ready to go to kindergarden, so instead of letting the other 4 move forward, Kate kept all 6 back. This is Kate thinking: born together do everything together, they are a unit/set.

I don't believe a word of what Kate just tweeted. I had said that Kate will complain/ do a dance about school supplies when she gets back on twitter, which is coming. I forgot about school prep.

Hey, does it not say in that article above about Kate preps household for another school year. These are those "fun activities the kids are doing at the end of summer vacation! Watch this is only the beginning of her bitching/whining/crying/complaining about getting ready for new school year.
1. school shoes
2. school prep
3. school supplies
4. school uniforms
5. lunch boxes
6. the zillion cookies she is going to bake in the next couple of days, with pics(probably last years pics)
7. oh, how tired she is.
Did I miss any?

From article above:
Question: how does one prepare ones kids for teachers dirty looks?

A Mom said...

Kate says "18 books; if each kid has 3 each thats 24" Kate not counting right or 2 r missing LOL

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

I've never seen parents insert themselves into their kids' troubles as much as Kate and her sheeple do. The kids are on the hook for the assignment, not you. Big whoop, all you have to do is make sure it's done. Well pin a rose on your nose. In any case you couldn't even do that one little job right. She should have been setting up a schedule once they got out of school if they have this much difficulty. First book read by this date, next by this one and so on. Done and done.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

And why would a teacher give them dirty looks in the first place. I mean I know it's a joke and a play on that sing song thing but your joke still needs to make sense. That one didn't.

TLC stinks said...

http://radaronline.com/exclusives/2014/08/kate-gosselin-salary-tlc-special-saving-money-kids-college/

“Kate’s making more than $40,000 per episode of the new special series, but it’s not clear yet how many episodes there will be,” the source said.

“Right now they’re only locked in for one season.”


“The twins will be going off to college in five years and then she has six more to put through, so she desperately needs these TLC specials.”

Here's the kicker:

The source indicates that while Neild was requested by Gosselin, TLC was happy to oblige because they know the controversy surrounding their relationship will only bring in more ratings.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

If I hear she "needs" to exploit the kids to pay for college one more time....

She needs to get a job and work to put the kids through college and let them be kids just like what every other parent does. Geezus.

ncgirl said...

http://radaronline.com/exclusives/2014/08/kate-gosselin-salary-tlc-special-saving-money-kids-college/

According to this radar article, Kate is making 40 thousand an episode.

“Kate’s making more than $40,000 per episode of the new special series, but it’s not clear yet how many episodes there will be,” the source said."

chefsummer #Leh said...

Fired Up 4 Kate ‏@MiloandJack 18m
@Kateplusmy8 Youngest is in 10th grade now... School officials R talkin abt having school all year round! Oh my....:(
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I thought she or he had one son in college or just graduate college ???

I'm confused.....

chefsummer #Leh said...

Kate should read at least three books herself too. It would be good for her and set a great example for the kids.
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Um she had better things to do like making out with uncle Steve and making his pizza and sitting by the pool.

chefsummer #Leh said...

She's saving for college I thought the 8 have college funds already?????

TLC stinks said...

Seems that the tups' birthday update was a trial run for more specials, otherwise TLC would have made this announcement before the special aired. So if she's getting $40K per episode (and that sounds right to me) i guess she made $80K with those two episodes. I really think with KatePlus8 she was making $75K per episode, not that crazy $250k figure otherwise how would TLC be making any money off her? Let's see she also made a nice bundle with CA (I forget what they are paid) so she's had a good year so far.

I think Steve was the source for that Radar article. He wants people to believe that she "requested" him and she needs the dough for college. Such BS. If you believe Jon, their college is taken care of and Kate herself said before there is money for college. I guess she and Steve hope people's memories are short.

Tuckers Mom said...

So now the series is picked up for a year or season?

getofftwitter said...

Wasn't that one of Kates bucket list to stay on TV till the kids went to college?

That new article is so full of holes. First they refer to the show as new special series, then say: they don't know how many episodes there will be, then say: but they are only locked in for one season? then say it is TLC specials? Which is it? Is it a bunch of specials? is it a episodes? or a new season? They can't make up their mind. This SMELLS of Kate camp plant.

FlimsyFlamsy said...

No, Gladys, it's not the same if you only have one! It's 8 x easier!
In her hurry to respond to the tweet, Gladys forgot the company
line - no one knows how hard TFW has it. #SingleMomOf8

And I had the same response when I saw Gladys refer to her "youngest" - that word is for 3 or more, not for when you only
have 2 kids.

Midnight Madness said...

I thought she or he had one son in college or just graduate college ???

I'm confused.....

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Yeah, Milo will do that to you. I think the son graduated from high school, not college.

Midnight Madness said...

So she gets 40 grand for traipsing around Plimoth Plantation looking like nothing more than a constipated bitch. Nice. No wonder she doesn't want to get a real job.

Midnight Madness said...

Maybe she'd finally get to that one on her night-stand. Or did she confuse it with a one-night stand?

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Nicole's book? What's it been -- almost a year since she said it's next on her list to read? Guess we can conclude that Kate's not a speed reader.

Remona Blue said...

TLC stinks said... 105
''I think Steve was the source for that Radar article. He wants people to believe that she "requested" him and she needs the dough for college. Such BS. If you believe Jon, their college is taken care of and Kate herself said before there is money for college. I guess she and Steve hope people's memories are short.''
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I agree that RatClaws/WOS are probably the source, because Jon has said that his children have their college funds in a trust fund that he set up.

I think that Ratclaws/WOS just talk to hear their head rattle and don't make the slightest effort to keep the lies WOS has told straight!

Anonymous said...

Jon said, on Wendy Williams I believe, that the college funds were put away already. Kate said the same thing on Bethenny. Suddenly, that's not the case? Who's kidding who?

PJ

Formerly Duped said...

Kate should read at least three books herself too. It would be good for her and set a great example for the kids.
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...and re-reading 50 Shades or her own books do not count!


getofftwitter: add in haircuts and backpacks plus rehearsal of order of food ingestion !

AuntieAnn said...

“The twins will be going off to college in five years and then she has six more to put through, so she desperately needs these TLC specials.” And while Gosselin, 39, isn’t bringing in the millions she did during the height of Jon & Kate Plus 8....
....“Tuition is expensive and Kate is a single mother. She needs an income,” the source added.

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Deanna must the source lol. She's such a toadie. If Kate couldn't put aside tuition fees with some of those 'millions' she made then she won't be able to scrape together enough with a lousy $40,000 per episode. And what happened to those college funds Kate said she had safely put aside for all of the kids? I remember her saying that on one of those interviews.

Kate and Steve need to call a meeting so everyone can get their stories straight.

Localyocul said...

Why can't the kids get student loans like most kid have to! Gmab

Remona Blue said...

Localyocul said... 116
''Why can't the kids get student loans like most kid have to! Gmab''
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Most kids haven't supported themselves and their mother for their entire life. I don't think that Jon's kids should have to get student loans because they have been working for all their life and deserve SOMETHING from it.

Warmth Of The Sun said...

How does one prepare for pencils? Who in the world wrote that thing? Time to return for a refresher course in writing press releases.

Teachers' dirty looks? For what? Bet if the teachers read that they're not going to be very happy.

If they filmed in PA (prepping the household), did they get their necessary permits to do so?

chefsummer #Leh said...

Yeah, Milo will do that to you. I think the son graduated from high school, not college.
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Ah I see lol Milo confuse me.

Next thing you know he or she will have 8 kids just like it's queen bee.

chefsummer #Leh said...

Localyocul said... 116
Why can't the kids get student loans like most kid have to! Gmab
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She'll have to work her real income then and the kids will find out how much monies she made off of them.

Warmth Of The Sun said...

And I had the same response when I saw Gladys refer to her "youngest" - that word is for 3 or more, not for when you only
have 2 kids.

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Perhaps one of them made a nighttime get-away with the neighbors that pulled out and left with no forwarding address.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...


Jon said, on Wendy Williams I believe, that the college funds were put away already. Kate said the same thing on Bethenny. Suddenly, that's not the case? Who's kidding who?

P


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Yes Jon has been very clear on numerous occasions that their college funds are well taken care of. He said the same to me as one of my first questions was of course, is their money protected. Who knows about the rest of the money and where all that went, but college was taken care of YEARS ago. I can only imagine what those funds will look like in 2022.

You put 40 grand in a college fund in 2009 and who knows where it will be when these kids are 18. That's more than most people have. FAFSA is very kind to large families too. I went to school in PA, and they also have numerous grants and scholarship opportunities as long as you are a decent student. You don't need a 4.0 for gosh sakes to have a lot of help from both government and private institutions. They are also considered Asian, which may open up a whole other host of financial help for them from various minority groups.

I want to know exactly how many more years the kids will have to work until Kate is satisfied college is covered? How expensive are these colleges anyway? Can't they just go to Penn State?

On a final note, where does it say she has to pay for college for adults? She doesn't. Of course she SHOULD, but not if it means working your children.

It's just a f-ing excuse. It's an excuse and everybody is tired of it. Admit it, you want to film the kids because it's the only way you can play celebrity, period. If she cared sooo flipping much about college and education, she wouldn't out herself as being so negative about a simple, TINY little school project over the summer.

FlimsyFlamsy said...

Admin (#122), I was just thinking the same thing about college. That
word keeps getting tossed around, and yet all we know about TFW's
opinion of education is that it's a huge pain in the butt, and takes
away from the Gosselin Family Fun.

It's hard enough to picture TFW helping the twins with their college
applications in 3 short years. But how about assisting 6 at once
in 7 years? We're talking about a woman who had a breakdown
when her toddler dribbled ice cream on her shirt. This will be so
beyond her capacity. But by then, I bet a few will be living full
time with their dad.

Over In TFW's County said...

I want to know exactly how many more years the kids will have to work until Kate is satisfied college is covered? How expensive are these colleges anyway? Can't they just go to Penn State?

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Or Kutztown, or Millersville, or West Chester, or Indiana University of PA, or Ship...or any of the state universities. Certainly she would hoarded enough by now that she could pay for those schools. If not, let them get scholarships.

Over In TFW's County said...

Most kids haven't supported themselves and their mother for their entire life. I don't think that Jon's kids should have to get student loans because they have been working for all their life and deserve SOMETHING from it.

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I totally agree. Why should those kids be saddled with student loans, having to pay off those things for years and years when they've been working their entire lives? They shouldn't. Period.

chefsummer #Leh said...

She'll have to work her real income then and the kids will find out how much monies she made off of them.
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I didn't mean work lol like Kate would get a real job.

I meant she'll have to show her real income if the kids want to apply for loans under her and Jon's names.

Somewhere In Time said...

Fired Up 4 Kate ‏@MiloandJack 13m
@Kateplusmy8 On ANY given day here...we can find an amusing untruthful rumor or gossip abt YOU! Such a life...they can't stop talkin abt U!

Well, hell's bells, Gladys. Look in the mirror. Neither can you stop talkin about her, nor can you shut up with the platitudes and 100 questions. "Such a life" is right...peerin in windows and lustin after a woman you've never met.

Math Girl said...

I consider myself fairly literate, and I would use "youngest" and "oldest" to refer to my kids, even though I only have two.

I also tend to use "less" all the time, rather than "fewer". I don't notice either usage, except when people use "fewer" incorrectly to refer to something that is measured rather than counted. For instance, "fewer then three hours grates on me" Is 2 hours and 45 minutes fewer than three hours? It certainly is less! And I would say I have less have 3 children, rather than saying fewer than 3, which is believe is technically correct.

By the way, I have two children, and I believe Milo also claims to have two: a boy who graduated from high school and couldn't get out of there fast enough, and a girl still in high school.

I'm telling the truth about my kids, but I'm not so sure about Milo.

AuntieAnn said...

Jon said, on Wendy Williams I believe, that the college funds were put away already. Kate said the same thing on Bethenny. Suddenly, that's not the case? Who's kidding who?

PJ

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Here's what she said, word for word, on Bethenny:

"The majority of what we made "I" (she emphasizes "I") personally took and put in.. um... a college fund for them because they will go to college. The important things in life... so I use coupons, we don't wear top brands, those things to me aren't overly important but college, school, and their house where they live is important. And I, you know, divorce is divorce, and when you're going through divorce of course a lot of it you're looking back over the years to see in your own mind what went wrong, what happened."

Wow. She took a left at where they live is important and headed straight west into the divorce to divert the money discussion. As if no one would notice, lol.

NJGal51 said...

If TFW is so hot on education/college why is she pissing and moaning about the kids having to read 3 books each? This is something that they probably knew about at the end of the school year and at 10 they should be able to budget their time to get in a little reading every day. They've even got iPads so they should be able to download and read the required books on them. I don't really think that TFW cares if any of them go to college. Who knows if she needs he money but what we do know is that she needs to keep her mug on TV so that she can act like the celebrity she feels she is. #bitemekate

Amber, if you read here why don't you go back and listen to some of the interviews where she's said that they've already got the money for college. If you haven't already done so, call Robert and take a look at what he's offered the press. Call her on her lies.

Sleepless In Seattle said...

It's hard enough to picture TFW helping the twins with their college
applications in 3 short years. But how about assisting 6 at once
in 7 years?

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Calling Uncle Steve for reinforcement.

Norma said...

This is just beyond words. It's like modern day child slavery! What happened to good old fashioned morals??

How can a mother allow a NETWORK to run the narrative about her CHILDREN?? Does she not care about the awful things they, and let's face it, anyone who watches, will say about her CHILDREN?? Where's her motherly instinct?

This is wrong, wrong, wrong.

I really hope Jon is trying to stop this. I mean, the kids had a good chance of a normal life after their show was cancelled 3 years ago.

WHY would any mother feed her kids to the wolves??? UGH

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

Most kids haven't supported themselves and their mother for their entire life. I don't think that Jon's kids should have to get student loans because they have been working for all their life and deserve SOMETHING from it.


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I know that and you know that, but the problem is Kate and her sources and camp keep justifying this as "she has to pay for college somehow." That's nonsense and not a good reason to exploit your kids even if you had zero in your college fund (they don't, the funds are very well stocked, according to Jon). I would rather they take loans than be exploited IF the college situation is really that dire. Despite all the bad press lately loans are really not that bad, especially if they go to a state school. In many cases it can make more sense to get a few loans. Their interest rates are rock bottom so you can invest the money you are saving, and there's a sizable tax deduction. It's not the end of the world.

Anonymous said...

Let's be honest here - that whole 'need to pay for college' is smokescreen for need to pay the mortgage, the cars, Mommy's lifestyle expenses, etc. College is only on her radar because people expect her to say that. She has made it perfectly clear on more than one occasion that her kids will have to buy their own cars, and she probably thinks that about college. She may have socked $$$ away but every gig she gets is for her current expenses and HER future. Those kids will be on their own come 18.

OrangeCrusher 1

AuntieAnn said...

OT

Since Kate drives an Audi, you guys might get a kick out of the promo from Audi for the Emmy Awards on Monday. My son sent me this video with Bryan Cranston, Aaron Paul and Julia Louis-Drefuss. Hilarious. They're making fun of reality tv:

http://www.autoblog.com/2014/08/21/emmy-promo-bryan-cranston-aaron-paul-julia-louise-dreyfus-video/

Sleepless In Seattle said...

Where's her motherly instinct?

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She left it on the beach in Mexico, along with her belly button.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

The kids shouldn't have to work NOW for their college funds let alone when they are actually in college. They've done ENOUGH. That's the bottom line.

swingsandroundabouts said...

I thought that TFW spent all of August preparing for back to school. It seems this year that she forgot to put it on her own personal chore chart because she is three weeks behind schedule.

Also the sextuplets are 10 years old and just going into grade four, so they should be able to breeze through any number of books at that reading level without breaking a sweat.

As Flimsy said:." But she is passing her lack of intellectual curiosity
to her kids, and her "victim" mentality comes shining through
in her tweet."

Unfortunately that is very true.

Sleepless In Seattle said...

I wonder how much of what Kate is doing (filming these kids) is just to piss off Jon.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...


Also the sextuplets are 10 years old and just going into grade four, so they should be able to breeze through any number of books at that reading level without breaking a sweat.


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They're also getting old enough to start learning to budget their homework without helicopter Mommy breathing down their necks. They're going to have to figure out how to get their assignments done on their own eventually, might as well start now. I still don't know why Kate is sweating over something that is THEIR assignment, not their mother's.

A ten year old is well capable of saying to himself or herself I'll have one book read in June, one in July, and the last one in August.

And you know what, let the kids not get done with their assignments. How else are they going to learn how to figure this stuff out and be responsible? It's time to grow up. Stop ducking the helicopter blades and just get out from under Mommy. It's time.

It really shouldn't be any skin off Kate's back, Milo. Let them figure this out like millions of other ten year olds are figuring it out.

Sleepless In Seattle said...

I thought that TFW spent all of August preparing for back to school. It seems this year that she forgot to put it on her own personal chore chart because she is three weeks behind schedule.

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My mind is fuzzy (happens after too many rumspringas), but I seem to remember a fan who wanted to meet up with Kate, or have her make an appearance (at a craft/scrap booking festival?) and Kate told her that August was out of the question because it took an entire month to get the kids ready to go back to school.

No One In Particular (NOIP) said...

Kate said the kids had "substantial" college funds to Meredith on Today show. Jon told Wendy Williams he and Kate had banked "80% of gross for 3 years towards kids Education fund". He also said he will "fight it' if Kate signed the kids up for another reality show. I guess they're both liars.

* http://www.today.com/video/today/32357178 'substantial college funds' (Marker 4.30)

* https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=FQVeHaiqDRE Wendy Williams '80% of gross for 3 years went into Education trust.' (Marker 10.00) See also "will fight it" re: if K8 put kids on another reality show

* https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=UbG412UiOAw
Bethenny Frankel show with Kate Gosselin stating where the money went. (Marker1.05)

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

I guess they're both liars.

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Well, neither of them are liars.

Kate didn't say this is about college funds that we know of. It's Radar's stupid source. Probably Deanna. She doesn't know what she's talking about, and she directly contradicts Kate's own admissions when she blabs to the press to try to build her up. She doesn't exactly do her homework now does she?

I do believe they have substantial college funds, especially since Kate herself admits it and we know how much she hates to agree with Jon. If they're both saying it, I believe it. They have no reason to lie about that.

As for Jon being a liar, as has been said over and over, we have no idea what he has or hasn't done to "fight it." For all we know they've been so quiet because Kate's been fighting him in court all summer until she finally won and started filming at the end of August. You can't prove that didn't happen. Or did. We have NO idea. None.

NJGal51 said...

Thanks for sharing that AntieAnn it is great. I love the little touches in it like the bust of Jesús Malverde (Patron Saint of Drug Dealers) that was seen on Hank's desk when he was in El Paso.

Sleepless In Seattle said...

Speaking of helicopter parenting, I wanted to see what MsUggs has been up to, and if she's still tweeting everyone under the sun to hire her 4.94 GPA son.

Brenda Schuettler @sweetbren66
@realctucker see you Saturday @BorgataAC where is party afterwards ? Would love to meet you #MyFriendsAreHot #GirlsNightOut

Seems like she's trying to get invited to the headliner's after-show party! LOL! I'm sure the comedian cares if her friends are hot! Geez...

What is WITH these people?

AuntieAnn said...

NJGal51 said... 143

Thanks for sharing that AntieAnn it is great. I love the little touches in it like the bust of Jesús Malverde (Patron Saint of Drug Dealers) that was seen on Hank's desk when he was in El Paso.

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You're welcome NJ, and I must say you really know your BB. I would never have spotted that bust of the Patron Saint and made the connection. You're good! lol!

NJGal51 said...

"Education trust" and "college funds" are two very different things. The "education trust" could be what she's using to finance 8 of them attending LCDS (which is not cheap). The "education trust" could be depleted by the time they're ready to go to college. They've used both terms so who knows where the money really is.

I'm glad I proofed this because UFO correct wanted to change depleted to "deep seated" whatever the hell that means.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...


Seems like she's trying to get invited to the headliner's after-show party! LOL! I'm sure the comedian cares if her friends are hot! Geez...


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I doubt her friends are hot in the first place. I mean let's get real.

chefsummer #Leh said...

Sleepless In Seattle said... 136
Where's her motherly instinct?

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She left it on the beach in Mexico, along with her belly button.
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Nah I think Dr Glassman removed it.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

"Education trust" and "college funds" are two very different things. The "education trust" could be what she's using to finance 8 of them attending LCDS (which is not cheap). The "education trust" could be depleted by the time they're ready to go to college. They've used both terms so who knows where the money really is.

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Yes but regardless after filming all this time any responsible parent should have their funds well covered. Any shortfalls will be well made up in the next years as funds in the proper accounts can and will grow exponentially over such a long period.

Regardless, her college problems are her problems and someday the kids' problems. They will be fine, they'll figure it out. Maybe they'll get smart enough to sue TLC and get it paid for that way. Maybe their father has it well covered as he has assured everyone over and over. In any case, it's not their problem when they are TEN to help her figure out how to build a college fund for them or be WORKING for that purpose. They apparently have some summer projects to get to. That should be their priority right now.

chefsummer #Leh said...

They've done ENOUGH. That's the bottom line.
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No no no they have to work someone needs to pay Steve to stay someone needs to pay for momma luxuries and trips and surgries and it isn't going to be mama herself

It's the 8.....

NJGal51 said...

I agree with you 100% admin and their priority this summer should have been reading those three stinking books that TFW is pissing and moaning about now.

Anonymous said...

(Leslie)
I said this before but Kate really is between a hard spot in how she acts on TV. If she is all nice, nice, it is boring to watch. But if she is a bitch then the general public will continue to believe she really is a hard-core bitch. It sounds like TLC is encouraging her being a bitch. I hope the public will continue to turn on her more and more. Her nastiness may bring in the ratings but it will continue to ruin her reputation all the more. And with Robert's book being out in the open and talked about it will only let the public know that she is very capable of abusing her kids and others.

Mamasanv said...

Who cares!

Barb In Nebraska said...

Oh my gosh! Kate, the reason your kids need to read is to prevent that summer slide of loss of skills! She brags about the academic school that her children attend, this is what is expected. If she's whining now, I expect a lot more of her whining(which will be accented on TLC) this upcoming season.

Barb In Nebraska said...

I wanted to also comment about TLCs press release that used the phrase, the teacher's dirty looks. Not cool. If I taught their, I would be hurt!

Anonymous said...

Why do I get the feeling the kids handled their own summer reading all by themselves and when Mama Jackass heard about it, she decided to tweet it to get heaps of praise?

I'll bet the twins or nannies looked after it or the kids were responsible enough to remind each other and get it done. I believe NOTHING that comes out of the mouth of a lying liar who lies.

PJ

FlimsyFlamsy said...

Let's keep in mind that just because TFW is complaining about
the kids' assignments, it doesn't mean she actually cares, or is
helping them. Remember when they'd be going at it like
prizefighters, and she'd walk away and let them work things
out for themselves? So she's really not a helicopter mom at
all -- she just plays one on Twitter. Anything to garner some
sympathy from her 6 fans.

Speaking of whom...does it bother them just the slightest bit
that TFW didn't even mention her trip? Or the new show?
For pete's sake, TLC already issued a press release -- there's
nothing cloak-and-dagger about it. She can't even fake kindness
and concern about her fans. If she really and truly cared about
them, wouldn't she at least say, hey, guys, we're back from a
family trip, hope you're all having a great summer, we're happy
to have gotten a new show -- something honest. But she's just
so disingenuous. How do the fans reconcile this person who
keeps things from them with the chatty Twitter girlfriend they
claim to know so well?

TLC stinks said...

I believe there is money for college, it's just that Kate will never admit that she is the one who wants to be on TV and make big bucks. She would rather manipulate and lie about the real choice she has made. She thinks the public is understanding if a "single" mom with a "deadbeat" dad makes the choice to subject her family to reality TV because she alone (a slam against Jon) has to support her large family (her choice to have multiples).

She is a disturbed person and it pains me that TLC in it's programming continues to air shows with people with mental disorders. You know why people watch their crapola? Because people sit in their living rooms and smugly think that they are happy to not be like the people they are watching or have to put up with people like that. OK, I get that. But what about the children? So TLC is encouraging Kate to have public meltdowns in front of her kids? No wonder the kids are a mess.

As far as this publicity and speculation regarding Steve, that jerk is totally a part of this dysfunction. I think he is just as much a narcissist as Kate. It struck me that this guy has no class either (being rude at the restaurant). He and Kate think they are hot stuff, don't they? What a pair (of what I will not say).


capecodmama said...

Are the "college" or "education" accounts that Jon and TCFW set up the accounts that Jon said TCFW can't touch for anything else? Or are the accounts something TCFW set up on her own that you know damn well she set it up so that if any of the 8 don't go to college, the money reverts back to her. She's a sly little dirtbag that would make damn sure she set the account up to benefit her if the money isn't used for it's intended purpose. Jon and TCFW could be talking about totally different accounts. Nobody knows. I don't think these kids will be on their own once they turn 18 as the twins will only be starting their senior year in hs and the tups will turn 18 at the end of their jr. year in hs, but once they graduate hs, if any of them don't go to college they will be on their own. TCFW will consider herself done with them.

I myself don't agree that every child should go to college. As long as they have a plan or a trade, they should be able to make the decision not to go. My sil is self-employed in a trade and does very well. But I can see TCFW thinking if any of HER children don't go to college, that's a bad reflection on her. And she'll blame it on Jon because he didn't go. Even though TCFW herself didn't go to college either. I know, I know, she went to a hospital school of nursing but technically she didn't go to college.

I found it curious that Mady had a friend with her. I can see Mady holding TCFW to the fire and letting her know in no uncertain terms she will not be doing anything TCFW wants her to do unless it's on Mady's terms. She knows her mother and I think TCFW is afraid Mady will blow and spill the beans. But what's going to happen when Mady turns 16 or 17 or even sooner and demands something that TCFW can't or won't deliver. That will be interesting.



Sideline Observer said...

The kids are outspoken? TFW doesn't listen to anything they say.

I'll believe the kids are outspoken when they learn some four-letter words and start dropping them on camera. The production crew whould be happy to capture all that.

Formerly Duped said...

What all the kids say to one another and Kate both verbally, or with looks or physical punches etc is 'outspoken' enough for me! But I'd call it rude, hurtful and disrespectful. I really wonder how they act to peers and to teachers these days.

LisaNH said...

The fact that they are bringing back K8+8 doesn't really surprise me. They did the same thing with the Roloff Family. They had a big final season then a few years later, guess whose back on TLC? The Roloffs. So maybe this is how the network operates. If that's the case, batten down the hatches, we'll have more shows about Extreme Cougars, Exctreme cheapskates, Extreme neat freaks, Extreme Hoarders, Strange Addictions and my personal favorite (NOT!!!) Extreme Couponers!

TLC is not very original. They will probably "cancel" Honey Boo Boo only to bring the show back in a year or two. Predictable.

localyocul said...

Remona Blue said... 117
Localyocul said... 116
''Why can't the kids get student loans like most kid have to! Gmab''
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Most kids haven't supported themselves and their mother for their entire life. I don't think that Jon's kids should have to get student loans because they have been working for all their life and deserve SOMETHING from it.

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Well my goodness I didn't say they SHOULD have to. I was arguing the "source"'s point. If there is not money for the kids college of course they should not work to pay their own way at 10 and 13. They should find another way was my point. I think I'll go back on hiatus....

NJGal51 said...

There was one major flaw in TFW's masterminding and that was that she didn't get her kids trained in anything at all. Had she gotten at least some of them dance lessons she might have been able to get a spot on Dance Moms (boy would she fit in there) of if there was any real talent with even one or two of them she might even have her own show a la raising Asia (for all her obnoxiousness the kid can dance). Imagine if one of the boys showed a talent for dance! My feelings about TFW and Steve are that as soon as her prospects dry up he will be gone. Even if they are a couple I don't see Steve hanging around if all of her prospects dry up, and they will eventually dry up because there is nothing special about the kids. Maybe she should send the boys to live with Jon and they can come up as a couple and pitch a show about the stepdad being overrun by a house full of women. When I think of TFW and Steve together I picture the Money song from Cabaret. http://www.cornel1801.com/videosong/Cabaret_Money_Money/moviesong.html

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...


Well my goodness I didn't say they SHOULD have to. I was arguing the "source"'s point

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Exactly. They shouldn't have to work to pad their college funds, even if there's nothing in those funds.

It's beside the point if those college funds are not adequate due to Kate's negligence and that the kids shouldn't have to pay a dime for college in the first place. That's another issue.

Tucker's Mom said...

http://www.autoblog.com/2014/08/21/emmy-promo-bryan-cranston-aaron-paul-julia-louise-dreyfus-video/

AuntieAnn- too funny!!
Thanks for posting this. I'm going to send it to DH.

Bitch!
awwww... I miss Jesse ;(

Winsomeone said...

Is the family court judge elected, or appointed? I ask, because nothing will ever change for the Gosselin kids until this person is replaced. For some reason, he thinks Kate can do no wrong. Was he paid off by TLC, or is he just infatuated with Kate? I bet Jon has given him lots of proof that filming is harming the kids, and yet, he still allows it. I wonder if she decides to some day use them in porn, will he go along with that too? If he is elected, that might be the place to start...tell people just what he is allowing Kate to do to those kids, and maybe he will be ousted next time around.

Ex Nurse said...

Just to add one more speculative thought to the college funds. It has flitted across my mind, on more than one occasion, that Jon may have used his assets from the marriage to set up a college trust. That also may explain why his child support was adjusted down, and why the awkward, slightly similar, but not identical language is used. To add to the archives, in the infamous "I despise TFW" interview, Jon responded yes, that the kids money was secured. Don't remember the exact verbiage, and it was very hastily addressed, but it is easy to find online if anyone cares to.

NJGal51 said...

@PatriciaChow1: @Kateplusmy8 All the kids seem to be 1yr.behind in school,by their age & grade,why is that?

@MY_2BCOLLIES: @PatriciaChow1 @Kateplusmy8 Teachers will recommend holding back for various reasons, premature, emotionally immature, size, etc. Smart!
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Wow! I didn't know that some of the criteria for holding a child back is size and the fact that they may have been premature. What if the kid is really big for his/her age, do they jump them a couple of grades so the kids are more their size ? What if a kid has a really, really high IQ but is really short for his/her age? What's a teacher to do then!

Tucker's Mom said...

I would rather they take loans than be exploited IF the college situation is really that dire.
*******
The college funds are funded, but at what price?
A very steep one, no doubt.

NJGal51 said...

But what's going to happen when Mady turns 16 or 17 or even sooner and demands something that TCFW can't or won't deliver. That will be interesting.
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Raise your hand if you think Mady will be driving around in a beautiful new car when she gets her license.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

For some reason, he thinks Kate can do no wrong

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If that were true Jon would have no contact with his children or perhaps monitored visits.

Jon says he's won some and lost some in family law court. Who even knows what all Kate has asked for that's been shot down. It's not their obligation to tell us that. I wouldn't put it past her to try to cut him off completely.

Even if a new judge came in, it's unlikely they would disrupt the other judge's orders too much. Judges are reluctant to do that, as it undermines their colleague and creates an incentive to judge shop instead of a "one system, one decision" mentality they strive for even if it's not true.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

Yeah I think Mady has Kate over a barrel about this friend.

It's not Kate Plus 8 plus Mady's friend. And if she has a friend there, she's calmer and happier, which means less drama and meltdowns and more boring T.V. That's not good for Kate.

But if it's the only way she will cooperate, Kate has no choice. Kate is really in for it now. Now the kids have seen that you can pretty much blackmail her. They're not stupid and she's been way too obvious with them how much she wants to film. Every last one is going to use that to their advantage.

capecodmama said...

NJGal51...165 I've got both of my hands and my feet raised.

sparkle said...

I am beginning to think that the old and tired "money for college" excuse is really code for "money for private school tuition." As mentioned, Jon and Kate already said the college funds were fully funded. Jon fought for trusts which Kate could not touch. And someone help me out, but those TAP funds opened up for the 8 by the Lt. Gov in 2005- didn't those funds lock in the 2005 tuition rates for any state college? If so, what a savings!

It is so aggravating whenever Kate pulls the college card. She acts as if doing the show is the only single option available to she and the kids, they have no hope for survival without it. Instead of the fluffernutter questions that are lobbed to her during interviews, I wish that someone would stop her right in her tracks, tell her to cut the BS, and ask her how she thinks the Dilley' family has managed to thrive? Mediocre house, non reality show income, 5 of the 6 in college for pre-med, pharmacy, etc. Because what Kate claims to want is successful, college educated kids, right? Ok, the Dilleys have managed to do that without exploiting their children.

All these years, Kate has fought tooth and nail to be portrayed as a wholesome, perfect mother. She went to some dark places to promote this fake image and suppress the truth. Now she's back on tv and is happily allowing TLC to promote her as an unstable, meltdown prone kook. Watch her deal with her "outspoken" kids! WTF.

AuntieAnn said...

Sideline Observer said... 161

The kids are outspoken? TFW doesn't listen to anything they say.

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They're outspoken when they're told to chat it up in front of the camera. As for the boys, it probably takes two or three or more takes until they finally say something they'd never utter out loud any other time unless they want to get smacked. This gives Kate an opportunity to step up and show off her mothering skills by reprimanding them for saying such things.

Then later on, Rapunzel can sit sideways on the couch with her knees tucked up under her chin and tell the camera this is what she's up against and it's hard, hard, hard since there are eight of them and only one of her. "Hard" and "difficult" are her two favorite words after "exhausted".

FlimsyFlamsy said...

And I think TFW figures if Mady brings a friend, it's an extra pair
of hands to help out during the trip: "Hey, Emma, grab that suitcase from the back seat . You've got to be running if you're going to help
me! Make sure you don't let M & C look at the internet on your iPad.
They are not allowed, under penalty of severenss -- and yes, that
IS a real word! Now the 3 of you keep an eye on the tups while
Uncle Steve and I go organic grocery shopping. We'll be back
by noon tomorrow. And, yes, it may seem like a crazy vacation,
but it's R vacation!"

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...


It is so aggravating whenever Kate pulls the college card. She acts as if doing the show is the only single option available to she and the kids, they have no hope for survival without it.


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Yes and what also aggravates me is that she acts superior about it. She acts like no other family could possibly be worried about college as much as her. Except there are many large families in the US worried. No journalist every questions her about this and calls her out on how college tuition is a challenge from MOST kids. We are all in the same boat here and many, many kids will enter college without a dime to their name. They don't have worries?? What does it matter how many kids are in the family, my families with only one or two kids have no money for college.

I don't understand why she feels her family is so special that college should be taken care of for them. Or should I say Deanna.

JoyinVirginia said...

I think TFMJG is boring in her predictable trade marked ”meltdowns”. I think a calm TFMJG would be even more boring.
On the other hand, new season Project Runway is fun! Face Off is fun and SyFy now has new limited series on Tuesday nights after Face Off, new show is with Penn and Teller as judges, maybe producers? Its called Wizard Wars and puts up magicians against each other coming up with magic involving the same three ”common household objects”. First episode was fun! Its focusing on close up magic, not big illusions. Penn says he and Teller are MORE impressed by the skill needed to perform close up magic, where the audience is right there and can see everything.

jennine s said...

I believe that the book assignment was been done earlier. Kate is very dramatic and is probably lying again. As far as the college fund. Kate has probably dipped into it as much as legally possible. looks like she has taken a salary cut from TLC so she must be desperate now,

AuntieAnn said...

I don't understand why she feels her family is so special that college should be taken care of for them. Or should I say Deanna.

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If she is ROL's source, and I kind of think she is, she isn't very bright. You don't say the show made millions and then turn around and say Kate needs tuition money. That doesn't exactly endear people to her cause. Needy millionaire? "Oxy Moron" if ever there was one.

Shmoops needs to find a new spokesperson.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...



If she is ROL's source, and I kind of think she is, she isn't very bright. You don't say the show made millions and then turn around and say Kate needs tuition money. That doesn't exactly endear people to her cause. Needy millionaire? "Oxy Moron" if ever there was one.

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I think it also makes TLC look like chumps. Cheapskates too.

This family has been working for them for 9 years. They had about two and a half years off, but that was it. In 9 years, TLC, which makes millions upon millions, didn't pay them enough to ensure each and every child has a sizable college fund? Come off it.

I'd be flipping insulted if I were TLC. Quite frankly, it's borderline libel to suggest she's this hurting for money and not mention that it's due to her own negligence.

I also don't think she cares one bit about college. Except that she cares about continuing her lifestyle while they are in college and probably won't be able to work for her anymore. THAT's what's scaring her about college, that it will definitely be all over by then and she better be sure she has her own little trust fund for herself to keep this going.

lukebandit said...

rainbowsandunicorns,

"Gosselin Bodyguard A Hero When He Thwarts Attack from Plunger Perp"

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Bwahahahahahaha! Very Good One!

Anonymous said...

Kate does not 'need' tuition money, Kate wants tuition money. Such a first world problem, before the shmancy house goes, they could all be attending public schools,that would save a bundle. Really,really hard to feel sympathy for poor Shmoops.

Yes, I know I am not referring to college, sick of that conversation. College itself will be a tough but, not seeing much that indicates everyone is heading in that direction. Cannot even imagine TFW helping in the application process.

OrangeCrusher1

Blowing In The Wind said...

Then later on, Rapunzel can sit sideways on the couch with her knees tucked up under her chin and tell the camera this is what she's up against and it's hard, hard, hard since there are eight of them and only one of her.

Will it be Rapunzel or the Cowardly Lion? Oh, the anticipation!

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The only good thing to come out of this will be admin's recaps. Sorry, admin, I know you most likely don't want to be reminded about this!

lukebandit said...

I remember when my youngest was in HS, he came in from school and had a really worried look on his face. I asked him what was wrong and he said he had a huge test the next morning 1st period. He told me he had to learn 50 world capitals for the test! I was like, what? I told him, there was no way the teacher assigned this the night before. I asked him when did she do this.

3 weeks ago. UGH! SO, I got the list and hand wrote out a test and gave it to him to see how much he knew. He got about 2 right. So, we sit down and studied and I made up cute names for the capitals so he could remember them. Like Lima, Peru. There are no Lima Beans in Peru. I know it is not pronounced like Lima Beans, but it is spelled the same. Paris, France. Paris, Paris Hilton in France.

I made up another test, he did much better. Studied more, another handwritten test, I swapped the capitals around. Another test. The last test he did great.

He came back the next afternoon and was so happy! He made an A on it, IIRC, he only missed 1 or 2, I think 2.

She doesn't give a pile of mess about her kids education. My middle ds made good grades, played great football and earned a full-ride scholarship to a D1 college 11 years ago worth over 150K. They paid for everything because they are classed D1, the best.

The thing now is the kids want to go to culinary school and become chefs, which I think is absolutely wonderful. She has plenty of money. She could of hired some responsible people to help shuttle her kids around to practices and games.

How heartbreaking for Jon to have been the goalie for his HS soccer team and win the state championship and possibly not have his own sons on a soccer team that he could coach. Can't believe kate would of just passed on this. This would of been much more interesting than seeing her suit up in that Velcro jumpsuit and see the kids fighting over beta fish.

Tucker's Mom said...

I'd be flipping insulted if I were TLC. Quite frankly, it's borderline libel to suggest she's this hurting for money and not mention that it's due to her own negligence.
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Kate and her camp continually going into alarmist mode regarding the college funds and raising of these kids is beyond obnoxious.
The world had changed since J+K decided to put their babies on tv for money 10 years ago. I think American's tolerance for this constant whining and moaning is just about nil.
Anyone with their head not firmly shoved up their ass is aware that Americans are struggling, racial tensions are at an all time high, and p.s. not for nothing, but there are crazy fundamentalists out there that want to kill us.
Kate's notion that people should give a shit that all 8 kids won't have fully funded college funds is ridiculous, and frankly, her crying while living a 1% lifestyle doesn't wash anymore.

It's insulting and out of touch with reality to believe anyone cares anymore.

Rhymes with Witch said...

I'd be flipping insulted if I were TLC. 183

Much like Katie, I don't think that TLC is capable of embarrassment.

Formerly Duped said...

The kids may not all even go to college. Some may want to move out at 16 and get jobs.The first will said they could have their funds at age 30, was it, to be used for college or any other purpose.

Blowing In The Wind said...

And someone help me out, but those TAP funds opened up for the 8 by the Lt. Gov in 2005- didn't those funds lock in the 2005 tuition rates for any state college? If so, what a savings!

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Nobody know how much was contributed to those accounts. It could be minimal, or it could be substantial. Of course, she could always put it out there that those accounts are still open, and sheeple are free to contribute! Maybe Gladys will help fund them.

Tucker's Mom said...

Frankly, if I had the money to fully fund my kids' college funds, I wouldn't do it 100%, and I wouldn't do it unconditionally.
Sorry, you've got to have some skin in the game.

This goes for the G kids, too, even though they've worked all their lives.
They have to have a little risk to understand what's at stake.

Blowing In The Wind said...

@MY_2BCOLLIES: @PatriciaChow1 @Kateplusmy8 Teachers will recommend holding back for various reasons, premature, emotionally immature, size, etc. Smart!
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Wow! I didn't know that some of the criteria for holding a child back is size and the fact that they may have been premature. What if the kid is really big for his/her age, do they jump them a couple of grades so the kids are more their size ? What if a kid has a really, really high IQ but is really short for his/her age? What's a teacher to do then!

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Don't you know that every school has Marty Moose or Bonzo the Clown at the entrance...like the amusement park rides? You need to be this height for Kindergarten, or you can't be in the class. In order to enter first grade, a kid has to at least reach the bottom of the moose's antlers.

Collie is so dumb that it's not even funny anymore.

Blowing In The Wind said...

Brenda Schuettler @sweetbren66
@realctucker see you Saturday @BorgataAC where is party afterwards ? Would love to meet you #MyFriendsAreHot #GirlsNightOut

Seems like she's trying to get invited to the headliner's after-show party! LOL! I'm sure the comedian cares if her friends are hot! Geez...

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Now that takes balls. Big ones. Getting yourself invited to a private party. Maybe she's hoping to land a job for her son, as a roadie for the comedian. After that, his financial planner. The kid's gotta start somewhere, and with all of her networking (okay, helicopter parenting), someone is bound to sit up and take notice and hire the young fellow.

Call Me Crazy said...

It sounds like TLC is encouraging her being a bitch.
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Nah, Leslie. No encouragement needed in that department. It's the nature of the beast.

TLC stinks said...

Since TLC pays less for the update specials, maybe this how they operate? Cancel and them bring back for lesser pay?

sparkle said...

The Radar article translated.

“Kate couldn’t turn it down. She loves doing TV and it’s basically her only source of income,” an insider told Radar.

Kate begged them for 3 years to let her do the show again. She not only refuses to do any work other than reality shows, she refuses to downsize her lifestyle.

“The twins will be going off to college in five years and then she has six more to put through, so she desperately needs these TLC specials.”

Kate just says she does it for college because it sounds good. The kids are all set for college. Kate needs to pay her huge mortgage and for private school tuition for 8 more years.

“Tuition is expensive and Kate is a single mother. She needs an income"

See above. Kate will never, ever work in a non-entertainment business ever again. To do this, she has been willing to make some concessions as far as her former wholesome, perfect image in order to get herself back on tv. Any resistance from the children about filming is ignored. Kate is only concerned with Kate. She is sure that when the kids are sitting in their paid in full college classes, it will make up for the kid beside them YouTubing the vid of them sitting on a potty seat in a driveway. Or when another classmate makes a gif of the tup saying "Hannah pooped in Hannah's unnawares." She hopes that in time, they too come to realize that it's so much easier and more lucrative to make yourself a laughingstock and ridiculed buffoon for the entertainment of others, rather than getting a mediocre job.

Millicent said...

That Audi commercial is hilarious :) I do remember Bryan Cranston as Dr. Whatley on Seinfeld and he and Elaine had a short but passionate fling. I want to comment on all the funny things in the commercial, but don't want to ruin it for anyone who hasn't seen it yet.

Back to TFW and her claimed need for the kids to work so they can pay for their college education: If she is serious about wanting her kids to go to college, then we ought to start seeing or hearing about Mady and Cara doing more activities that will help them when they apply for college, such as school sports, trying out for leadership positions on campus, doing community service, doing more during their summers than the alleged sleeping in late and sitting around the pool, etc.

It would also not surprise me to learn that TFW has been dipping into their trust funds. Besides herself, she loves money best.

Circling the drain said...

I don't understand how TLC can tolerate to pay this bitch to abuse her kids on camera. Yuck. The one consolation is that college will get them away from her. Regarding the new special...the world is looking at this family through new lenses; it might be a good thing if the goal is to get the kids off tv. Sometimes karma is slow. I see that things are starting to unravel. The money issues, the difficulty in finding work, settling for a married man, the unhsppu kids finding their voices, her alleged alcoholism.... The proverbial mid life crisis combined with alcoholism can result in a spectacular meltdown.

Sheri said...

FlimsyFlamsy said...(108)

"And I had the same response when I saw Gladys refer to her "youngest" - that word is for 3 or more, not for when you only
have 2 kids."

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Math Girl said...(128)

"I consider myself fairly literate, and I would use "youngest" and "oldest" to refer to my kids, even though I only have two."

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So do I. I know it's fun to snark on Milo and 98% of the time it is well deserved but I thought that remark was a bit much.

No offense Flimsy, really, it's just that when we go overboard on nitpicking, it only reflects badly on us. I think there's more than enough fodder for genuine criticism.

On another note, I am truly appalled that TLC is actually advertising that they brought Steve back because of the controversy. That's disgusting.

So much for class and keeping the best interest of 8 kids in mind.

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