Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Kate Plus 8 "Rocking the Boat": Discussion Thread

The family takes a boat ride and learns to trap lobsters; enjoy shopping for souvenirs; gather for a family tradition of an ice cream family dinner.

117 sediments (sic) from readers:

Kate is a twit said...

A fan and non-fan having a debate about Kate on CA and how Kate wasted time getting her hair done:

Jerome Neal Sr. ‏@PortrtsbyJerome · 19h19 hours ago
@tbird765 @MsVivicaFox @Kateplusmy8 Exactly!! I mean, blame the hairdresser for holding things up...not @Kateplusmy8

mscatie ‏@mscatie · 14h14 hours ago
@PortrtsbyJerome @tbird765 @MsVivicaFox @Kateplusmy8 Oh, my! You're not much of a leader if you can't handle your hairdresser. Excuses. lol

Jerome Neal Sr. ‏@PortrtsbyJerome · 15m15 minutes ago
@mscatie @tbird765 @MsVivicaFox @Kateplusmy8 THANK YOU @mscatie!! Now why can't @Kateplusmy8 say that in the boardroom?? #DontBeScurredKate

mscatie ‏@mscatie · 12m12 minutes ago
@PortrtsbyJerome @tbird765 @MsVivicaFox @Kateplusmy8 I was speaking of Kate. Responsibility falls on her shoulders. It was HER hairdresser.

Then Vivica joins the convo:

Vivica A. Fox ‏@MsVivicaFox · 6m6 minutes ago
@mscatie @PortrtsbyJerome @tbird765 @Kateplusmy8 U can't waste time on a set! Never ; ( #TeamFox #TeamVivica #SuccessIsntBuiltFromExcuses

Yay for Vivica for calling it like it was. Payback for what Kate was saying about her last night.

localyocul said...

She won't allow the girls to drive til they are 18. That will go over well at their fancy schmancy school where every other kid will get expensive cars for their 16th birthdays (not that I approve of THAT but...)

Kate is a twit said...

Looks like Milo feels that there's no use tweeting Kate while the show is on tonight because they're so many other people tweeting her.

Fired Up 4 Kate @MiloandJack
· 8m 8 minutes ago
@Kateplusmy8 Is there any point N tweeting you 2nite? LOL So many tweeties now...I'll just watch. You know you have my support! #TeamKate

So Milo's not going to tweet Kate because she knows she probably won't get a response from her? How's that showing support?

Poor me, Kate ignored me last week, so I'm not going to bother to try to get her attention tonight. But I WILL let her know why!

localyocul said...

Hold the phone:

Kate Gosselin ‏@Kateplusmy8 4m4 minutes ago
@ellymrose I don't feel kids in general are mature enough at 16. And I was VERY mature for my age. I agree with my parents decision....

FlimsyFlamsy said...

So kids aren't mature enough to drive at 16. But they are mature
enough to vote on whether or not to appear on a national TV
show while they're in DIAPERS. Got it.

I really cannot take much more of this woman and her hypocrisy.

Kate is a twit said...

Kate Gosselin ‏@Kateplusmy8 4m4 minutes ago
@ellymrose I don't feel kids in general are mature enough at 16. And I was VERY mature for my age. I agree with my parents decision....
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Well, then I guess she "de-aged" in more ways than one.

localyocul said...

Hannah just said if she has to row with Collin or Alexis she would sit in the car. OMG

localyocul said...

HOLY SHIT ! Emily from twitter is on!! Called her a "long time friend from a great family!!!!" She did nanny for them I know it!

Smoochie said...

OMG Emily is in this episode, a very dear friend accordingly to Kate!

High Sodium Content said...

I caught the end of last week's epi of K+8. Must be hard on Kate knowing that her 10 yr olds sound more intelligent than her. Is she really that stupid.

One can only hope for the kids' sake, with Jon's influence, that they will grow up to be responsible adults and give back to their community that gave so much to them when they were born. Kate is failing desperately in the modesty, thankfulness area.

Gee the kids like zip lining, there's a place w/in 20 miles of where they live. Except Kate might have to pay for it. Never going to happen. I cannot imaging growing up in an environment like that. My parents would give the shirt off their back for any one of us kids, a family member or anyone they knew. My mother never, ever thought of herself first. I pretty much always did for my kids first too.

localyocul said...

UMMMMM Emily is not "from the area." She's from Litchfield which is 6 hours from Indin Island ME

JMO said...

Total nonsense. TFW is too cheap to pay for insurance for the twins, but like everything else, the twins WILL get to drive at 16 and she will take away driving privledge like she does with the phones.

rainbowsandunicorns said...

Bringing this over from the previous thread...

"What continues to mystify me is that no-one ever calls her out on what seems to be so obvious to all of us sitting on the veranda. Perhaps her day of reckoning is coming on CA, but there never seems to be a final, defining nail, does there?"

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No, and I've never seen anything like this. For such a long time, those who have her number and can see right through her greed, personality disorder, mental illness and narcissism have said that she's toast, stick a fork in her, she's circling the drain, and yet, here she is with two shows right now on television. She's in her glory and the sheeple, who have no logical thinking ability whatsoever, are keeping her alive. Perhaps it's their stupidity that continues to keep her relevant. Or is it mental obtuseness or just plain blindness? They just can't see, for whatever reason (low intelligence, immaturity, lack of cognitive thinking) that children are not commodities existing for the purpose of supporting a fame-addicted mother. They are not circus acts put out there for the amusement of these fans. So many of us here are parents, and we know that you just don't sell your children. Kate and the Sheep have never been able to figure this out, and this is perplexing because many of those fans are parents themselves. So many of them may have a middle-school mentality, but they are parents nonetheless.

I do think, though, that as long as there is this group in society, that Kate will continue to show that the Phoenix is well and alive and still rising from the ashes. As long as the Milos of the world enable her, feed her ego, she will find a way to put her face out there, even if it's without trotting her children along for the ride,

The Ladies of the Veranda are smart enough to see what's happening here with these children. The Sheep just see that the kids are cute, funny...they crack up the fans, they are hilarious, have gotten so big, and they love, love, love Kate and want to be just like her. One only has to read their timelines, however, to see that these are not highly functioning members of society. I'd name names, but the ladies here who read some of the timelines know who these fans are and what they are.

I hate to say this, but as long as the bar is set so low by the fans, Kate is not going to disappear any time in the near future. It doesn't matter to her that she's made the worst mother list, or is dragged through the tabs/media as being one of the most hated women in this country. She actually thrives on it, and is having the last laugh while enjoying every minute of it. It seems that the final nail is still in the toolbox, and I don't think that Kate is anywhere close to having that nail chase her down...not if she has any say in the matter.

Kate is a twit said...

I'm not watching the show, but from tweets it seems Emily went on the trip too!!

Kate Gosselin @Kateplusmy8 · 6m 6 minutes ago
Does any one know THIS GIRL??? @EmCr68 !!! Yep! It's her!❤️Her! @TLC #KatePlus8

Emily Creighton @EmCr68 · 4m 4 minutes ago
@Kateplusmy8 @TLC love my gossslin kiddies!! Sweetest, funniest, kindest kids I know! I feel like a big sister to 8! Such a fun trip!

Emily Creighton @EmCr68 · 1m 1 minute ago
No surprise there! @Kateplusmy8 conquered her fear of the row boat and did an awesome job!

I have no words! Except Milo is going to be sooooo jealous!

Pants on Fire said...

The paddle board instructor BEGAN giving directions to the teens by looking at Mady and saying "I understand you don't like authority." When seeing this clip in the previews, I had assumed he made the observation AFTER dealing with Mady and the teens. Wow. He must have gotten a very bad first impression of M and probably C. Watching Mady be so disrespectful in the paddle board scene reminded me of her horrible behavior in the swimming pool in North Carolina. She literally yanked a tube thing away from one of the swimming teachers, didn't she?

That poor girl. Her behavior is not at all surprising based on what we have seen over the years, but nonetheless disturbing.

localyocul said...

Watch out I'm about to compliment TFW. While shopping, she reminded the kids the "look with their eyes". Working a second job in retail seeing kids run wild and touch and trash everything, I appreciate it.

OK, now she's encouraging a stuffed animal this is so contrived

Kate is a twit said...

Ha ha--Kate got punked by the girl who works at Giant.

tar ‏@TaraHellmig · 16m16 minutes ago
if @Kateplusmy8 doesnt notice me tonight ill seriously be pissed hhahhahahaha

Kate Gosselin ‏@Kateplusmy8 · 15m15 minutes ago
@TaraHellmig I see you! I don't need you getting all upset!:/

tar ‏@TaraHellmig · 15m15 minutes ago
@Kateplusmy8 ive been tweeting you since the other day at giant 😭😭😭😭 miss you

tar ‏@TaraHellmig · 12m12 minutes ago
You all are tweeting @Kateplusmy8 and watching her show and i get to see her weekly at Giant 😭😍 Obsessing since the first episode

Kate Gosselin ‏@Kateplusmy8 · 12m12 minutes ago
@TaraHellmig hahahah ❤️ you!

tar ‏@TaraHellmig · 11m11 minutes ago
ok im done fan girling

tar ‏@TaraHellmig · 9m9 minutes ago
i actually cried cause she tweeted me lmao

tar ‏@TaraHellmig · 7m7 minutes ago
@jsexx_ im cracking up and u know why

tar ‏@TaraHellmig · 50s50 seconds ago
kate gosselin 💙's me and that is all

PA Dutch Mom said...

That will go over well at their fancy schmancy school where every other kid will get expensive cars for their 16th birthdays (not that I approve of THAT but...)

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No, they don't, local. They just don't, and it's not a fancy schmancy school that caters to only the wealthy. There are many students there who are financial aid kids. Not all of them are kids of affluent parents, doctors, attorneys who live in mansions and are chauffeured to school by drivers. Even if some of the parents are people who are well off, not every other kid is gifted with an expensive car. Not by any means. Without getting into it, I'll just say that It's just not like that. Honest.

What is this feud between Vivica and Kate? Why does she dislike TFW so much? Has anything come out in the media about this, or is this just a cat fight scripted for drama?

Pants on Fire said...

Let me get this straight. Are you saying that Emily on this episode is a Twitter fan of Khate's???

Khate has blown through all of her friends and relations, so she has to harvest a babysitter/friend from her vile Twitter account?

Okay then.

localyocul said...

Kate is a twit said... 17
Ha ha--Kate got punked by the girl who works at Giant.

(((

That's so funny!!

Wowser said...

LNG...TFW had shingles on her face!! No wonder she never said anything about it! Yuk!

Wowser said...

That was omg. ...oy

PatK said...

Just from reading the comments here, I assume that Em and Kate have been "communicatin' in other ways" for quite some time then. LOL Eat THAT, Milo!!

librarylady said...

Only took Milo a minute to respond with the jealous sad face

@Kateplusmy8 @EmCr68 Lucky girl...nice that you were able 2meet up again. #NorthEastNeighbors #ImJustTooFarSouth.....:(

Pants, "harvest a babysitter", lol!!

Kate is a twit said...

Pants on Fire said... 19
Let me get this straight. Are you saying that Emily on this episode is a Twitter fan of Khate's???
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Yep. That's the Emily that met Kate when Kate took the kids to Litchfield, CT to do that kids' run with Rod Dixon back in June 2012.

I'm wondering now how many times Emily has visited Kate at Kate's house since then.

localyocul said...

PA Dutch Mom said... 18
That will go over well at their fancy schmancy school where every other kid will get expensive cars for their 16th birthdays (not that I approve of THAT but...)

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No, they don't, local. They just don't, and it's not a fancy schmancy school that caters to only the wealthy. There are many students there who are financial aid kids. Not all of them are kids of affluent parents, doctors, attorneys who live in mansions and are chauffeured to school by drivers. Even if some of the parents are people who are well off, not every other kid is gifted with an expensive car. Not by any means. Without getting into it, I'll just say that It's just not like that. Honest.

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OK I believe you! My dd goes to a public school where there are a LOT of wealthy kids. They get jeeps, Beemers, Range Rovers, etc for their birthays. I still think making them wait til 18 is ridiculous

PatK said...

Did Em get paid? Is she making money off of Kate's kids? Bwahaha.

Sue_Buddy said...

I have no words! Except Milo is going to be sooooo jealous!
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That's exactly what I was thinking. Milo needs to realize that Kate figures Em might be her free ride to Paris. What other reason would Kate possibly have?

Milo you're going to have to come up with something better than platitudes to get Kate's real attention. Got a college fund for your kids...might try offering that. There are so many places Kate wants to see and she's sooooo piecing and patching.

localyocul said...

H is the next M

Kate is a twit said...

Hmm, this fan is sure out of the loop:

Deborah Halstead ‏@JerzeyShoreGurl · 2m2 minutes ago
@Kateplusmy8 Kate when are putting out her your own cookbook full of your fab recipes?...that blueberry cobbler looks yummy!

localyocul said...

Pants on Fire said... 19
Let me get this straight. Are you saying that Emily on this episode is a Twitter fan of Khate's???

Khate has blown through all of her friends and relations, so she has to harvest a babysitter/friend from her vile Twitter account?

Okay then.

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Yes. That is correct. Weird

Kate is a twit said...

I guess Milo decided to tweet, but she's having a pity party to get Kate's attention.

Fired Up 4 Kate ‏@MiloandJack · 4m4 minutes ago
@JeanneKaye @Kateplusmy8 Ain't it sad we #FirstFromtheStart supporters have 2jump up & down 2get her 2see us again! LOL See me/see me? LOL

JMO said...

Pants on Fire said... 15
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Unfortunately, they have learned from the Queen Bee, and mimic her bad behavior. Way to go TFW. Can not imagine living with the self-absorbed queen.

PatK said...

Yeah, ol' Milo is definitely raising her skirt over her head to get Kate's attention! LOL

Tess said...

They are in Indian Island? Is Emily from Connecticut?

Sue_Buddy said...

Emily Creighton ‏@EmCr68 11m11 minutes ago
I'd have to say it was the Main(e) highlight of my summer as well @Kateplusmy8 When can we start planning our next trip?! ;)
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Wink, wink.

localyocul said...

Tess said... 35
They are in Indian Island? Is Emily from Connecticut?

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Yes, but isn't Indian Island in Maine?

Kate is a twit said...

localyocul said... 11
UMMMMM Emily is not "from the area." She's from Litchfield which is 6 hours from Indin Island ME
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Did Kate say Emily was from the "area"? Really? I guess she considers all of New England "the area".

JMO said...

Kate is a twit said... 25
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Looks like TFW has alienated any possible person to assist her with the kids (family and friends). Now bringing a fan on for this duty. Not sure why this "supermom" needs help with 10 and 14 year olds, but we are talking TFW. Never mind TFM and crew.

Bizarre at best.

getofftwitter said...

This episode should have been called: Kates contradiction.
1. in previous episode: Kate says she does not like lobster, hates that Mady is eating it instead of salad, so Kate acts like a teen and makes fun of Mady eating lobster, very mature.
2. they go lobster trapping, to cook what they trapped. If you don't like lobster go to a seafood restaurant and let everyone who wants lobster, order it and you have something else.

3. then they go to a shopping and ordered pre-cooked lobster and then Kate buys the lobster equipment so they can eat lobster. Did she not have that stuff, the other day to eat the ones they caught? A littles backwards thinking, or was this filmed out of order?


So what is this non-sense about animals have no souls? I was taught they did. The Pope says there is a heaven for animals(I'm not Catholic). That is probably why Kate treats the dog like a thing not a sentient feeling creature. An if according to Kate animals don't have souls, then why did the kids protest cooking the lobsters? If the kids were raised with thinking animals have no soul? The one exception was one of the tup boys, who believes animals have souls, and shame on Kate for making fun of that boy.

As for the rest of the episode, I love Mady giving Kate hell. Can't stand the tup girls whining/complaining, and Kate making faces.

I only watched cause the President was on, and I will watch the news and get the shorten speech.

localyocul said...

Kate is a twit said... 38
localyocul said... 11
UMMMMM Emily is not "from the area." She's from Litchfield which is 6 hours from Indin Island ME
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Did Kate say Emily was from the "area"? Really? I guess she considers all of New England "the area".

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I believe so, yes! Don't know why I'm watching except I missed CA last night because, you know, I'm a single mom who has to work TWO jobs!!

Kate is a twit said...

Now Milo is making excuses why Kate's ignoring her tonight.

Jeanne K ‏@JeanneKaye · 16m16 minutes ago
@MiloandJack @Kateplusmy8 Ha Ha , I know. Can ya see us Kate?? Us diehards here

Fired Up 4 Kate ‏@MiloandJack · 3m3 minutes ago
@JeanneKaye @Kateplusmy8 She's going 4the young crowd! Good business sense there...Demographics advertisers like! Ha..No fun getting older!

What do demographics have to do with Kate's tweeting? How would Kate know how young or how old the people are that she's responding to?

Milo, admit it, she's ignoring you. But at least she gave you a retweet--be happy with that.

Fired Up 4 Kate ‏@MiloandJack · 53s54 seconds ago
@Kateplusmy8 Ok Kate...all of us #DieHard...#RightFromTheStart supporters want a special tweet sessions w/you!! #TwitterBlues LOL

Somewhere In Time said...

I refuse to watch Kate's shows. So she introduced Emily as a dear friend from a great family, but fell short of saying from a great super-wealthy family? That's a shock, considering how much money and trust-fund babies impress her! LOL!

Sad but true said...

How is it that these fans willfully ignore the fact that everything she's doing is being staged and planned and orchestrated by at least 7-8 people that they don't see? I can't get over the number of "your [sic] just a single mom with EIGHT kids, how do you do it!" on her TL. It's insane to think that there are this many stupid people out there. There is not one thing that goes into these episodes that isn't planned and staged. Why don't they see that? One even said, oh how can you handle doing all of the driving yourself. WHAT? Wasn't Steve actually shown behind the wheel at one point? Not a single idea here that was likely hers to begin with. It's truly mind-boggling. And frightening.

Tess said...

Aaand here is how Maine feels about her arrival - snerk!

https://www.facebook.com/Z107.3/posts/10152501442440044

localyocul said...

Yep Em is the new Ashley. I knew it in 2013 when Em was tweeting about dreams coming true. She met them in 2012, TFW saw she was rich and Ta Da! she nannied for them in 2013 and filmed with them in 2014.

AuntieAnn said...

Kate is a twit said... 14

I'm not watching the show, but from tweets it seems Emily went on the trip too!!

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I'm not watching either. Does this mean Deanna is out and Emily is in?

Kate needs to install a revolving nanny door.

localyocul said...

Tess said... 45
Aaand here is how Maine feels about her arrival - snerk!

https://www.facebook.com/Z107.3/posts/10152501442440044

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OMG that is so funny

Stumpy legs said...

Does anyone besides me think that Kate looks like Fred Flinstone? The 5 o'clock shadow, the slope of her nose, the big chin. I can't not see it.

Over In TFW's County said...

Kate Gosselin ‏@Kateplusmy8 14m14 minutes ago
Goodnight, every1! Hoping for a snow delay tomorrow am since 8 Gosselin kids stayed up to watch entire episode! Thanks for watching! @TLC

You can hope all you want, Kate, and Milo can talk to "old man winter" until the cows come home, but the snow isn't getting here until lunch time, and then only an inch or so. Unless there's a drastic change in the forecast, you are not going to be able to claim that you are snowed in.

localyocul said...

Sad but true said... 44
How is it that these fans willfully ignore the fact that everything she's doing is being staged and planned and orchestrated by at least 7-8 people that they don't see? I can't get over the number of "your [sic] just a single mom with EIGHT kids, how do you do it!" on her TL. It's insane to think that there are this many stupid people out there. There is not one thing that goes into these episodes that isn't planned and staged. Why don't they see that? One even said, oh how can you handle doing all of the driving yourself. WHAT? Wasn't Steve actually shown behind the wheel at one point? Not a single idea here that was likely hers to begin with. It's truly mind-boggling. And frightening.


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True but you know what? That Em, although probably bound by a CA, hasn't been that into TFW lately. She's into Cindy Laufer and Cher for some reason

Vanessa said...

Animals have no souls????

Kate is a twit said...

Fired Up 4 Kate ‏@MiloandJack · 6m6 minutes ago
Self-help 4your critics @kateplusmy8 "Let the refining & improving of ur own life keep U so busy that U have little time 2criticize others."

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So she tweets a tweet critical of the critics. Too bad Milo doesn't follow her own advice.

Jumping In said...

rainbowsandunicorns...13.... So well said. The other possibility of Kate's survival may be more devious than we think. At times, I think we are the minority who sees through some sort of twisted subliminal marketing campaign designed to keep Kate relevant. TLC knows people love to hate Kate. They may calculate the curiosity factor about TFW, combine it with the children's behavioural and physical changes believing this is a magic formula to garner decent ratings. And, add to that, the growing tension as the children find their own voices, this may just be rating gold for TLC.

As far as appearances outside her own show, I think she is being used to exploit her. The producers of DWTS and CA are no fools, they know the public wants a train wreck, and they know Kate will deliver every it single time!

Tess said...

Local - Isn't it! I read a little more on the page and wouldn't you know, but Johnny Damon was in Bangor on the 15th. He received a warm welcome and spoke to a sold out audience at Gracie Theater.
The only one who thinks Kate is interesting is Kate.

fade2black said...

Tonight's Milo tweets are so pathetic they're not even entertaining anymore. They almost make me feel sorry for her.

Almost.

Kate is a twit said...

I hope Kate's happy that on the Kate plus 8 FB page Mady is getting slammed. And that is from her fans.

https://www.facebook.com/KatePlusEight/posts/10152660978225678

Tess said...

Is anyone getting the names of the places they are going to? Are they promoting the local businesses (god forbid!)?

Pants on Fire said...

localyocul said... 29

H is the next M
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Ain't it the sad truth.

Kate is a twit said...

Why can't Kate find out anything for herself? Now she wants to contact the family of the woman that died in childbirth.

Kate Gosselin ‏@Kateplusmy8 · 3m3 minutes ago
AND if any1 knows how to contact the Morales family/friends personally...I'd love2reach out 2 them directly...email me: kate@kateplusmy8.com

I'm sure she's the last person they want to hear from.

Sleepless In Seattle said...

Kate Gosselin ‏@Kateplusmy8 7m7 minutes ago
AND if any1 knows how to contact the Morales family/friends personally...I'd love2reach out 2 them directly...email me: kate@kateplusmy8.com

Oh, come on, Kate. You're asking your lowly sheeple for contact information? You are a celebrity, for heaven's sake. You know people in high places. Certainly you can call one of your friends and get whatever information you need to "reach out" to this family. Give it a try. You can do it. We know you can.

redbirdsings said...

Kate showed more love and affection for Zorro than her own kids on the show tonight. She actually said that she was going to miss him.

Does anyone ever recall her saying that about her kids?

I think the reason why she is doing these shows, the money from this will stretch till the twins Sweet Sixteen and of course TLC will give the girls 2 cars for free. Then the money from that special will stretch till they graduate and another special. By that time that happens it will be the tups 16th birthday and TLC will give them all a car apiece!

OR

She's thinking she might not be able to get TLC to give the girls cars on their 16th and that is the reason why they shouldn't be driving. Then she wants them to drive at 18 and then they will be 18 years old and she will tell them they have to get a job to pay for their own car and if they protest, she will kick them out, even though they have worked by then for 14 years on tv. Yes, 14 years.

JMO said...



Kate is a twit said... 60
Why can't Kate find out anything for herself? Now she wants to contact the family of the woman that died in childbirth.

Kate Gosselin ‏@Kateplusmy8 · 3m3 minutes ago
AND if any1 knows how to contact the Morales family/friends personally...I'd love2reach out 2 them directly...email me: kate@kateplusmy8.com

I'm sure she's the last person they want to hear from.
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I so enjoy your posts and ability to provide info on TFW's horrible history. Am guessing based on the TFW tweet after the showing of CA, she NOW wants to appear to be charitable. All about TFW. She could get info in a minute, but just wants to publish her interest.

Pants on Fire said...

LOVE the boys.

grandee4 said...

Can anyone please me when Emily appeared on the show?

terri said...

Good God! This woman couldn't even take the time to hand out the lobsters to the kids. Had to have the "Lobster delivery person" take care of her kids as far as lobsters were concerned. But every chance she gets she screams from the rooftops how she does it all for her kids as a single mom of 8. This woman will never change and as long as she has other people doing everything FOR her she will become worse.

Midnight Madness said...

Kate Gosselin ‏@Kateplusmy8 · 3m3 minutes ago
AND if any1 knows how to contact the Morales family/friends personally...I'd love2reach out 2 them directly...email me: kate@kateplusmy8.com

I'm sure she's the last person they want to hear from.

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Perhaps she wants to help them financially.

Wait. What am I saying?

Wouldn't you like to see that confidentiality agreement that Em would have been required to sign? lol! How jealous Gladys must be, and why wasn't Paige asked? Hmmmm....

Kate is a twit said...

Since I haven't watched this episode yet, I have a question for those that did.

I just read a 2 recaps of the show, and they said the following:

"Kate and the kids went out to catch lobsters for dinner. The trip began with a lunch picnic on Indian Island (to the delight of the teenage girls, who recently read the book "And Then There Were None")."

http://www.pennlive.com/entertainment/index.ssf/2015/01/kate_plus_8_recap_family_beach.html

"Kate took the kids out on a lobster hunting trip. And it just so happens they stopped over on a famous island where a murder mystery was written for lunch."

http://www.celebdirtylaundry.com/2015/kate-plus-8-recap-12015-season-3-episode-2-rocking-the-boat/

Did they really think that the island they visited was the same island mentioned in the book by Agatha Christie?

I'm a big Agatha Christie fan and for one thing, she's British and secondly, the island in the book is a fictional island of the coast of Devon, England. The only thing the island the Gosselins visited and the one in the book is that they have the same name.

But then, again, Kate thought FDR was on Mt. Rushmore.

AuntieAnn said...

Kate Gosselin ‏@Kateplusmy8 · 3m3 minutes ago

AND if any1 knows how to contact the Morales family/friends personally...I'd love2reach out 2 them directly...email me: kate@kateplusmy8.com

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Kate's reputation precedes her. How revealing that she has to tweet something that should be done quietly, anonymously and privately IF she genuinely cared.

A leopard never changes it spots.


Dear Kate,

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I must say that I was a little put off by your insight that when you give, you are rewarded in turn.


From: An Open Letter To Kate Gosselin by Alyssa Martina May 14, 2009


redbirdsings said...

Kate, leave that poor, deceased woman's family alone! You are the last thing they need right now! They need compassionate, humble God fearing people around them, not a mentally ill, immature 12 yr. old that can't put a sentence together. Go talk to your trust fund babysitter and you and her plan your free trip to France and give the kids a week break!

Go toot your own horn to Emily about a free trip to France. Maybe you can find that whistle that Leah was tooting when you couldn't hear Steve on the phone outside and whipped her backside with the flying up. Toot on that!

Amazing, she let a stranger hold her kids at the race and then found out that she was rich. Let her film on TLC (free for her) and help with the kids, and she will worm her way into a free trip to France.

Free babysitting, Free trip to France.

Anonymous said...

Youtube of Monday Part 1

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z3uE2Dak6_M

part 2

Deleted by Youtube, someone must have flagged it. give me a day, I will find a new one, sorry guys

franky

Anonymous said...

ok, this one still works for now

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d7aHhGvbl4g

franky

Anonymous said...

(Leslie)
Kate looks like she put on a few pounds since she stop running. And it looks good on her.

And Collin made a comment that Kate was a good mommy and that he was proud to have her as his Mother. (paraphasing). He seems much happier and plugged in than before. All the boys seem very happy. The girls seem happy too though they complain and fight over the silly things. I hate to say it but watching the past two episodes, I have the feeling that the kids enjoyed filming. Don't jump on me for saying that. I don't agree with Kate filming them but the kids do seem to be doing well overall.

Mady is intolerable. I wonder if she is acting up more because of the cameras or if this is how she acts in her everyday life. You would think after watching herself act like a brat on TV for many, many years that she would change her ways. At least for the camera if not in real life. And she has Kate's number. She said that Kate takes her phone away for the control that it gives her.

Kate's whole deal about MURDERING the lobster was so stupid. Shame on her for even putting those thoughts in her kids head. Kate made sure to play up this "murdering pets" a pre-planned episode theme. And Kate is just a talking fool. She loves to talk about herself and every boring detail. The hand flapping and stupid made up words aggravate me to no end. "Is this bed rest uponable?" WTF..is uponable even a word? Also when Ivanka walks into their trailer, Kate answered with a sentence that ended in a verb. In fact there were several sentences she said in CA that made no sense.

Sleepless In Seattle said...

Natasha W ‏@talkitytash 33m33 minutes ago Toronto, Ontario
@Kateplusmy8 @TLC well nice of u to let them watch the show! it was fun to see it too! rather esp watch u than Obama w his State of Union!

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Oh, yes. One can learn so much more by listening to Kate's inane gibberish, watching her hand-flapping and eye-rolling and seeing kids being trotted out front and center on a TLC-paid for vacation than learning about the economic recovery of our country, a change in tax laws, and the authorization of a military force against ISIS. Got it.

Future RN said...

Kate is a twit said... 57
I hope Kate's happy that on the Kate plus 8 FB page Mady is getting slammed. And that is from her fans.

https://www.facebook.com/KatePlusEight/posts/10152660978225678
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That's really sad. One poster repeatedly referred to her as "it" and almost all the comments I read said she should be hit/slapped. I was an extremely difficult preteen/teenager. I didn't just wake up one day and decide to be difficult. There were things going on in my life that I didn't know how to handle and that's how I reacted. I would be mortified if my most difficult years were captured on film and would be heartbroken if all of those nasty comments were directed at me.

The other comments I saw were people calling Kate out on saying animals don't have souls. Um wtf? Why did she say that?

JoyinVirginia said...

I hope the kids had a nice vacation.
I prefer to see pictures and videos of cute kids i am actually related to taken on their fun vacations. Without product placement.

silimom said...

Just watched the latest episodes of CA on YouTube (search for CA season 14 episode 4 and it should come up. Spell out CA though) and I have to say I'm enjoying it. Kate seems to have latched onto Geraldo. I have to believe she's going home next week. I loved how she got back from her shopping task and they filmed her sitting and stuffing her face yet again while complaining. I think Kate can't handle having a woman PM. As for the hair, Lorenzo should have just gone and done his other shots and if there wasn't time to film Kate then too bad. That scene would have played just fine with Geraldo doing it solo.

I haven't watched her latest TLC offerings - we don't have cable and I'm not paying for them on iTunes - but I enjoy reading the recaps. Thanks Admin.

Border Collie said...

I'm commenting just because I haven't in a while. I have the episodes on usually but pay very little attention. I heard some of the "soul" conversation and thought it odd. But I am Catholic and I don't think the pope said that animals have souls or that they have their own heaven. He said something but I don't think that was it exactly. Personally I intend to be with my animals after death, as you can tell from my name. Heaven wouldn't be heaven if I wasn't reunited with those who were part of my soul in life.

Also I was wondering if the person (Formerly Duped) has her dog back and if all is going well. I don't know the original problem, but my heart is hoping for a great outcome and a good long life.

Tess said...

local
Indian Island is in Maine - near Old Town (Bangor area). There is also a Litchfield in Maine, but Em is from CT, so I was trying to figure that one out.

Tess said...

There is also Indian Island Lighthouse on Indian Island in Rockport, 2 separate places. They must have been in Rockport which is about 15 minutes from Lincolnville.

Vanessa said...

And Kate is just a talking fool. She loves to talk about herself and every boring detail. The 

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Yes!
Explaining each and every detail about her fears, how she made it through! How I usually do this or that this way or that way! Her isolation (hers) has made her even worse. And the fact she actually believes anyone ia interested proves how ill she is

FlimsyFlamsy said...

Border Collie, I'm so pleased to see you commenting! I do hope
things have gotten better for you. I know you were having a hard
time. Some dear friends of mine lost their 15-year-old Border collie
on Christmas day, and if someone told them she didn't have a soul,
I believe they'd push them down a flight of stairs.

Say what you will about this rag-tag bunch of us, but didn't we all
predict Em had been watching those kids? And that TFW was
"priming the pump" to get something out of her? Who knows
what goodies she hopes to score for the big 4-0 in March from
Em and/or her family. And Gladys can add all the "LOL"'s in
the world to her comments, but she is clearly heartbroken.

Vanessa said...

The boys are so well behaved and so easy to please. She made a snide remark about Colin being the one who haa a hard time listening ans something about Alexis too. Colin says he's proud that she's his mom. Hmmmm coached, threatened or manipulated? And Hannah? Yes another Mady but I think she will be even worse. Hannah has a strange bond with tfw, ahe haa gotten away with everything, been the golden child. There's going to be some mean evil stuff happenning with that one in the near future.
Mady has reaped tfw-s disdain and verbal abuse forever, Hannah not so much. That-s.power for Hannah.

Wowser said...

Two things that made me lol in this article.....a typo makes it look like the writer referred to TFW as "Gosselin ho" (appropriate) and the second is her quote in reference to Joan Rivers.."when I am 80 something I want to look just like her"....ummm Kate, no worries there. With all the plastic surgery you have and will continue to have, you will be (and are) Joan rivers already. Lol!!
http://www.mcall.com/entertainment/tv-watchers/mc-is-kate-gosselin-still-a-celebrity-apprentice-20150120-story.html

Sad but true said...

Anonymous said... 73
(Leslie)
"... I hate to say it but watching the past two episodes, I have the feeling that the kids enjoyed filming. Don't jump on me for saying that. I don't agree with Kate filming them but the kids do seem to be doing well overall. ..."

I think you're quite right about the kids enjoying filming this time around, and I think the reasons are pretty clear. First, Mommy is all kinds of nice when the cameras are there; she has finally learned from her years of past mistakes that bitchiness and being too demanding are going to work against her. The kids had to live with this harridan for nearly three years without the cameras around, and I'm sure they're in no doubt about which "lifestyle" is better for them. And having a camera crew around means less direct attention from her towards them AND provides a buffer: Kate is well aware of what got her tossed from the TLC line-up before, and I'm sure she's really working to keep her behavior in check this time around. "Mommy" is genuinely happy only when the cameras are rolling, and this is not lost on those children.

Finally, we know that for the nearly three years TLC was gone, Kate did virtually nothing "fun" with these children. What she has banged into their heads over and over since they were born is now completely true: Without the film crew, they'd all be sitting around "looking at the four walls" and having no fun experiences. It's not for lack of money that Kate did nothing with them, it's because the only "memories" she's interested in making involve hair, make-up, and craft services. Not to mention a "bodyguard."

So the choice for the kids is crystal clear: If you do what I want, LOOK at what we get! And if you don't, looking is all you get to do.

I don't think this has a long shelf-life, though. The twins don't seem able to bury their resentments and unhappiness deeply enough to fool the general public, and I think this will be true for the younger six sooner than later.

Winsomeone said...

Seems odd, that they all get their own lobster for dinner, yet have to share a bag of pop corn at the theater. Maybe because TLC paid for the lobster, and Kate the pop corn?

Anonymous said...

...where a murder mystery was written for lunch."

8888888888888888888888888

I hope they did a comedy for dinner.

PJ

Sue_Buddy said...

Kimberly B ‏@Kymberly74 13m13 minutes ago
@Kateplusmy8 watching the show & I hear, "no wonder I'm sick w/a stress disease" I haven't LOL like that in a long time! Glad ur back!
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Did Kate say that on last night's show?

Tucker's Mom said...

Kate's whole deal about MURDERING the lobster was so stupid. Shame on her for even putting those thoughts in her kids head. Kate made sure to play up this "murdering pets" a pre-planned episode theme
*******
Yup, it's all carefully produced to have a story arc, conflict and resolution.
Look, if you put a huge pot of water on a stove and dangle live lobsters over it, kids are probably going to scream.
What's the lesson here?
We put the lobster through all this stress, took them out of their living and breathing environment for nothing?
If you intend to release, then catch and release. Don't catch and keep them out of water for hours when you know you're not going to kill them and eat them.
At 11, the kids should understand that when they eat meat and fish, they were alive. Send them out to pay for 10 minutes while you cook the damn things.
So fake.
If you think it's murder, be a vegan. If you eat meat, understand the sacrifice of the animal and HONOR that.

Anonymous said...

I stumbled across the show while surfing last night and saw the bit with the rowing. She's clearly petrified;wanting to know if they're done yet.

Then on the couch she say something like,"I we lived near water, I'd be dropping the kids off at school and I'd be out rowing every day." Huh? What world does she live in? Her memories are so distorted. Could someone please explain the disconnect with reality that she does? It's like that SkyJump thing all over again and how she "conquered" it.

That, IMO, is some serious mental disorder.

PJ

TLC stinks said...

http://thestir.cafemom.com/tv/181687/kate_plus_8_recap_kate

Is this writer an idiot? Does she not not realize TLC footed the bill for that vacay? Geez!

Tess said...

Vanessa - the boys

They may be naturally laid back, but they also received the majority of the vicious beatings. Some of it might be that they realize if they do whatever she wants, don't speak a lot of their feelings/thoughts outloud and stick together, they can avoid a whole lot of her wrath.

Tucker's Mom said...

So Emily is the new Deanna, who was the new Ashley.
I give it 2 years.

TLC stinks said...

Can you guys share some examples of Mady's behavior? Really, why the surprise from the Kate fans? I don't know what to think whether this is just teen rebellion or she is just mimicking her mother. What was going on with Cara? Was she just trying to fade into the background?

Interesting that Deanna has disappeared publicly although they are probably still in touch. Hopefully she's learned to STFU.

So she had Emily there and Steve plus some TLC helpers doing all the leg work. Sounds like an easy vacay to me. The Stir has ridiculous writers, which makes me wonder about all their other articles, because as I mentioned in my previous post, how could anyone with an ounce of common sense not realize that Kate had unlimited help plus TLC paying for the entire trip? Goes to show that there are some gullible viewers who believe these reality shows are totally real, LOL. It's entertainment, not real life.

Wowser said...

Her dramatics in the row boats were nauseating....for someone who says "don't resort to dramatics" on CA, she's the queen if dramatics on her stupid show. Please please please leg the ratings drop weekly!

Tucker's Mom said...

Say what you will about this rag-tag bunch of us, but didn't we all
predict Em had been watching those kids? And that TFW was
"priming the pump" to get something out of her?
*******
Was there footage or tweeting of Kate talking about going to Paris with Em, or with Em's family?

Tucker's Mom said...

"Mommy" is genuinely happy only when the cameras are rolling, and this is not lost on those children.

Finally, we know that for the nearly three years TLC was gone, Kate did virtually nothing "fun" with these children. What she has banged into their heads over and over since they were born is now completely true: Without the film crew, they'd all be sitting around "looking at the four walls" and having no fun experiences.
*****
Bingo.
Filming equates to fun, shiny new balls, eating better, travel, happy Kate, and yes, you'd better believe Kate's not going to repeat Pizza Gate.

Call Me Crazy said...

Tucker's Mom said ... 89

If you think it's murder, be a vegan. If you eat meat, understand the sacrifice of the animal and HONOR that.
_____________________________

Beautifully said, TM. Thank you.

Tucker's Mom said...

Winsomeone said... 86
Seems odd, that they all get their own lobster for dinner, yet have to share a bag of pop corn at the theater. Maybe because TLC paid for the lobster, and Kate the pop corn?
*****
That goes without saying. TLC pays for everything, plans, hammers out all the details, provides transport and all activities, makes fun things appear at their feet.
Of course the kids love this, and the fans just fall all over Kate for doing it all herself.
Not that Kate would EVER acknowledge all the physical and financial help she gets every single time they film, all the places that shut their doors to the public, and last but not least, the fact that she gets a HUGE paycheck for all of this.
Oh, and free clothing for her and the kids, thank you.

It's mind-boggling that fans fail to realize this isn't you packing a cooler and taking the kids on a trip, paying for and planning for everything, with no chase car behind you with a film crew and assistants.

TLC stinks said...

The teens seem to get it about the filming, but the tups are still too young to understand the repercussions. ITA they realize if they film, they get a good time and mom is sweet to them (it appears she is now playing the role of laid back mom). As far as her hysteria with rowing and other things, I think this is strictly for the camera. She is over dramatic with her fears, fake or real. I guess she figures she is "acting" by going overboard. Maybe she thinks it adds drama by her acting like a frightened imbecile in front of her kids. How come the kids don't seem affected by this behavior? I would think a parent's fears would cause a child to be fearful too. I did not watch, so did any of the kids act afraid?

The live lobster episode is disturbing. I would not want to see my dinner alive and taunted by the cook dangling it above the pot. Talk about cruel and sick! At least it wasn't a bunny, LOL. (Did you watch, Gina?)

Suze said...

I hate to say it but watching the past two episodes, I have the feeling that the kids enjoyed filming.

*****

IMO, of course they enjoy it; I think it's natural for them to feel that way (right now anyway). They get to go on fun vacations, eat expensive meals in restaurants, do exciting activities, have big parties, get lots of new clothes and more, all things they'd never do w/o the show. And, don't forget they've most likely had it drummed into their heads they'll lose their school and home if they don't film. Ask them if they enjoy filming after they've had to re-do takes while taping their couch interviews or when they'd rather be using their iPads or playing outside and I think we'd get a completely different impression of their feelings about the show.

Tess said...

Tucker's Mom - on animals/food

Exactly! You said it so well. It is something that almost 11 and 14 yr olds should already understand. They may not want to watch, which is totally understandable, so why upset them and film it? Mental illness on full display (hers).

Sue_Buddy said...

Tucker's Mom said... 96
Was there footage or tweeting of Kate talking about going to Paris with Em, or with Em's family?
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That was me speculating. Kate and Em have had tweets back and forth about Paris. Of course Kate said it's definitely on her bucket list.

I just wonder, if Kate needed a babysitter for the trip, why would she ask a fan?? She can't come up with someone in her area?? Just think it's suspicious. Em's parents seem quite well off, etc. and Em recently tweeted she's ready for her yearly trip to Paris.

TLC stinks said...

Ahhh, Paris. A romantic city. I've been there twice and it is awesome. Maybe she wants to go there so Steve will propose. She definitely has entwined Emily into her web. She wants something. She plays people. She may be not the most educated person, but Kate knows how to manipulate people to get what she wants. That's why I totally believe Steve is her lover.

Tess said...

Sue_Buddy

I bet you are right. If it happens you get credit for the call!

TLC stinks said...

I am scratching my head how Kate plans to wheedle her way into a trip to Paris through Emily. Hopefully her parents are smarter than their daughter and I doubt TLC would drop big coin on such a trip, but I can see Kate lobbying for it, particularly if she gets good ratings.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

Oh, no. You NEVER wanna show a fan preferential treatment. Bad, bad move. Also speaks to her judgement. She doesn't know Em from Adam. She's not some local girl she can check references on. She was holding these children in her lap the FIRST DAY she met them. But because she's rich and pretty it's fine, right? Hey, Em, did you get paid as she would have had to pay any other sitter, or was the privilege of being around this family enough? I worry what she's teaching these children about boundaries and good judgement. She will NEVER be able to get rid of Em when she wants to, which she will eventually.

I'm going to Paris next September for my good friend's wedding. I'll pay out of pocket for it. I'm not mooching off somebody rich to get myself there. Instead I'm watching for sales and deals, trying to hit the euro when it's really low, and booking early, which is how the mediocre make such a thing happen. It's going to demolish my budget this year but I love my friend and it's more important to me I be there than worrying about my budget. So, suck it, Kate.

Suze said...

Was there footage or tweeting of Kate talking about going to Paris with Em, or with Em's family?

*****

I don't remember anything about taking a trip together, but I think the natural association is being made that it's something Kate will try to grift. She's mentioned Paris is on her bucket list and we know Em has tweeted about going there with her mother and sister (IIRC it sounded like it was a frequent vacay spot for her family). Logical conclusion? Kate will hint, hint, hint and before we know it, it'll leak that they went together.

Suze said...

‏@Kymberly74
@Kateplusmy8 watching the show & I hear, "no wonder I'm sick w/a stress disease" I haven't LOL like that in a long time! Glad ur back!
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Did Kate say that on last night's show?

********

Yes, it was at the very end of the show, in the clip for next week's episode. I think she was leaning against something whining again to the kids about how difficult her life is.

foxy said...

If Em asked her parents if she can bring Kate to Paris with them as her guest, I wonder if they would say sure. I don't think that will ever happen, but you have to wonder about this young girl's maturity or if it is just celebrity worship. Of course that would also involve Skeeve as well. Paige seems to have outgrown Kate. There is hope Em will see the light in another year or so.

Mel said...

Again, with last week's episode....so she 'quickly' decided that they should paint, due to the inclement weather.

Nothing like just changing things up on the kids, eh Kate? Notice that they didn't sit on the couch, pout, bad-mouth the pm. They just went with the change in plans.

Just how quickly could you have decided this. You just 'happened' to have all the necessary equipment on hand to paint?? And oil paintings no less???
The big plastic tarp, oil paints, brushes, easels, stretched canvases.

She hauled all that stuff from home? Nope.
They were freshly bought by a pa at a local shop. They were still in the original packaging...they showed the kids unwrapping them.

Like she'd even know to buy stretched canvases. Or the paint mixing trays.

Uh huh. She's such a master at just going with the flow, quickly adjusting to changing circumstances. Not.

Tucker's Mom said...

TLC stinks said... 106
I am scratching my head how Kate plans to wheedle her way into a trip to Paris through Emily. Hopefully her parents are smarter than their daughter and I doubt TLC would drop big coin on such a trip, but I can see Kate lobbying for it, particularly if she gets good ratings.

*********
I think Em's parents should give the Glassmans a call. Beth and Bob, too.

Jumping In said...

Suze 101...I agree wholeheartedly with your opinion on why the kids are enjoying filming. I am quite certain their mother is telling them that this is the ONLY way they can maintain the life they have. I bet she reminds them often what life would look like without their show by saying something like, "look what happened to your father, he has nothing now because he decided to stop our old show!" So, if these kids want to stay in their big house, continue to go to the same school, get free trips and various perks they will continue to smile for the cameras.


AuntieAnn said...

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said... 107

I'm going to Paris next September for my good friend's wedding. I'll pay out of pocket for it.

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What a hoot if Kate and her monkey were on the same flight.

Kate is a twit said...

Suze said... 109
‏@Kymberly74
@Kateplusmy8 watching the show & I hear, "no wonder I'm sick w/a stress disease" I haven't LOL like that in a long time! Glad ur back!
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Didn't Kate mention that she had shingles? That's probably the "stress disease" that she's talking about. Although "stress" isn't the main cause of shingles, it can be a contributing factor.

"Stress is another factor that may contribute to outbreaks. While stress alone does not cause the outbreaks, shingles often occurs in people who have recently had a stressful event in their lives."

Of course, Kate would accent the stress factor, rather than state that the main cause is because she had chicken pox at one time in her life.

Wouldn't be surprised if she told her kids that it's because of them that she got it.

redbirdsings said...

ROL's latest article has kate's bad day when it came out that the "millionaire boyfriend" that she was "dating" came out with 8 pictures. Was that M that was standing there with her hands raised up outside the van? Looked like she was letting her have it. Another picture shows kate in the van and she looks like she is about to cry. She looks very sad. That was only one child, what is she going to do with 6 or more at one time?

I noticed kate's skin condition in the show. Wow. Can't believe she is not getting any treatment, she may be, but someone said she had shingles on her face. She said something about a stress disease? Shingles are worsened by stress. It is a shame that she is not getting M and C to the dermatologist and the boys to the orthodontist.

Is she waiting for a TLC special for them to pay for it? She made Aaden tape up his glasses and she let TLC pay for it. She is despicable!

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

Recaps of CA is up!