Monday, July 24, 2017

Discussion Thread: Six Teenagers! 7/24/2017

Six Teenagers!(Season 6, Episode 3)TLC
The sextuplets turn 13 with an outdoor excursion that finds the boys roughing it while the girls go "glamping." Also: Kate reflects on past birthdays and looks ahead to having eight teenagers under one roof.

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foxy said...

Where is she going to get the 8th teenager? Hopefully this is it for a very long time.

Sad but true said...

Getting heated over on the TLC FB page. I see little Paigey is still worshipping her idol.

XXXXX Since she threw one of the boys away for being less than perfect it's not really 8 anymore

Paige Campbell You have no idea what Collins going through or situation is so shut it

XXXXX I have 6 kids of my own one with autism. I know how he would feel if I ever turned my back on him so go somewhere! I've been through to stuff you never will so sit down and shut your own face. I know more than you think

NJGal51 said...

If the 6 females PMS at the same time I feel sorry for those poor boys. Milo finally showed up on IG with the following:
miloandjack2016 So are we a GO for the SHOW tonight? 10pm #KatePlus8. Even if you have not TV access...just join us on twitter! Answer ??s...respond to our narrative of the show. #JustIfYouCan. @kateplusmy8

Someone's been reading here. Didn't we mention last week that she lived it so didn't need to watch it to answer questions and participate? Why yes we did. No response from TFW as of yet.

Sad but true said...

It just occurred to me why K8 doesn't hang out on Twitter anymore. It's probably because of all the people she added during her tweet parties over the last couple of years. I am not on Twitter, but is it the case that you automatically see all of these other people's tweets if you follow them? If so, that would drive me right out of my mind. And she wouldn't be able to drop them without them coming back and saying, hey, why did you stop following me. As we know, K8 has NO time for anything that isn't about her.

MikeB said...

I wonder if Collin's name will even be mentioned during the episode. It is a sad day when a child/sibling has been gone for over a year and everyone goes on pretending for the camera like nothing is wrong. At least Jon included his name on the cake he got for their birthday even though only four of them were at his house.

You know his absence will be brought up on Twitter by fans and non-fans alike.

Tucker's Mom said...

I'm sorry, what? Kate looks forward to having 8 teenagers under one roof?

NJGal51 said...

Milo's kickin' it on Twitter for TFW....

BOYS are camping...GIRLS are "glamping"...and Kate is??>>#SnakeAlert Are we still on for tonite 10pm #KatePlus8 on @TLC? :) @Kateplusmy8
(and...)
Do my best 2b here tonight...a very full Monday here. Hope you can join us tonight! You need a vacay from vacay now? LOL @Kateplusmy8
(As if we believe that Milo isn't going to be glued to the TV)
(and finally)
@BarbGilmer, @TLC & @Kateplusmy8 Yep...that would work if she still doesn't have TV access! We can give her a play by play anyway! Just need our #Host to be here! :)

(Barb is private so I can't see her tweets but I wonder if she said something snarky about TFW attending a twitter party. I also wonder if Milo realizes that when she includes @TLC or #TLC that she's just pointing out to them that TFW is non responsive.)

Tucker's Mom said...

Does anyone else read Nick Moy's IG posts and think of Chris Crocker??

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


"LEAVE BRITTNEY ALOOOOOOOOOOOOOONE!!!!"

Somewhere In Time said...

Carrie Jude‏ @DaisyJo812 3h3 hours ago
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@Kateplusmy8 are you live tweeting tonight????

Is that preferable to dead tweeting?

Sad but true said...

NJGal51 said... 3

Yeah, but you never know. I sorta think they don't let her see the final cut before it airs. And they certainly had to rush this one, it was probably filmed 8 weeks ago.

Tucker's Mom said...

Kate apparently isn't even going to head fake a Tweet party tonight.
I guess she's not in the mood to play with people's emotions tonight.

Long vacay for her and the kids, apparently.

Poor single mom, piecin' and patchin'

Formerly Duped said...

Was that Ashley on the TLC clip helping Andrea with the boys?

jamesvader1194 said...

@Tucker's Mom Now that you said that,Nick does remind me of that"Leave Brittany alone" person.I don't know who on earth he is but he sounds like someone who i wouldnt want to say i hate Kate Gosselin to in real life because of the way he is easily ticked off by random hater comments.He sounds like a mental case.

Tucker's Mom said...

Looks like Ashley.
Filet mignon, lobster...yeah, these kids aren't spoiled much.
Poor Kate, single mom.

Why the hell are the women folk slaving over hot coals to feed to boys?

Layla said...

I think if she is absent from twitter tonight, it means TLC has given her the boot. If she was hopeful about future filming, she'd be trying to ingratiate herself to them. But she's showing them no love, which tell me she's not getting anything from them.

Original t said...

https://www.tlc.com/tv-shows/kate-plus-8/videos/time-to-eat?utm_source=facebook&utm_campaign=TLC&utm_medium=social&utm_content=DCIobj%20-%20Short%20Form&sf100567102=1

It certainly is evident that she favors the girls, considering that she has Ashley and Andrea roughing it with the boys in the woods and she is living the life of luxury with the girls. Also very little promotion for this episode… ......

Sad but true said...

More fighting on IG. Teehee.

katileyy nope. People will not back off of her because she doesn't want ppl to. As long as her children are exploited and used to fulfill her narcissistic quota , she deserves any bit of criticism that's directed towards her. If she doesn't like it, get the hell off of tv and give the kids somewhat of a normal life while they can.

pandapanda@nick_moy You should do your research on who Kate really is, stop trying to defend her just because you want to bang her.

pandapandaWith ratings going down 150,000 each week, this show is done and she knows it. Can't bother tweeting to her 10 "devoted" fans.

nick_moy@pandapanda You are such a JACKASS... and get your mind out of the gutter... I have never tolerated stupid ignorant bullies, and have knocked out a few in my time... you bullies are just a bunch of hypocritical cowards.. It's LITTLE people like you with LITTLE minds that's hinder the intelligence and evolution of mankind.. you should be put back in the zoo with the other chimpanzees..

nick_moy@pandapanda Go to YouTube and search for Bullies get dropped... keep up your stupid attitude and somebody will one day give you a taste of asphalt.. then you can run crying to your mamma... if you don't believe me get a bunch of your TROLLs friends in a room and maybe you can come up with a whole brain.

Sad but true said...

On the K8 FB page. These comments are on the second clip TLC posted a short while ago. I think everyone's starting to get it.

XXXXX Is Colin ever coming home

YYYYY That's what I wonder and that's why I watch..although I have to wonder if he is better off NOT being there.

XXXXX It's getting ridiculous I have a autistic 9 year old son who is severely aggressive and I still have him living with me

XXXXX [to] YYYYY, I agree she can't even handle the other 7 typical kids

XXXXX [to] YYYYY it's really sad but I have a feeling that she sent him to live in a residential facility which I don't agree with cause he has a father why can't he live with him

YYYYY [to] XXXXX I have read that Jon doesn't even know where he is. I was so upset about Collin I went back and watched ALL the episodes in order..it was heartbreaking to watch Collin be picked on and outcast. He didn't have any visible signs that he should be sent away..perhaps it was his tender heart that she couldn't stand

Sad but true said...

I'm guessing K8 will pop in on Twitter later as a big surprise.

Kate is a twit said...

Original t said... 16
https://www.tlc.com/tv-shows/kate-plus-8/videos/time-to-eat?utm_source=facebook&utm_campaign=TLC&utm_medium=social&utm_content=DCIobj%20-%20Short%20Form&sf100567102=1

It certainly is evident that she favors the girls, considering that she has Ashley and Andrea roughing it with the boys in the woods and she is living the life of luxury with the girls. Also very little promotion for this episode… ..
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I see "Uncle Ronnie" was also there. You can see him at approx. 1:17 in the clip.

The question is why wasn't he with the boys instead of the girls?

I wonder who the dark-haired woman is. Part of the TLC crew, or maybe on the guests' mother.

Kate is a twit said...

MikeB said... 5
I wonder if Collin's name will even be mentioned during the episode. It is a sad day when a child/sibling has been gone for over a year and everyone goes on pretending for the camera like nothing is wrong. At least Jon included his name on the cake he got for their birthday even though only four of them were at his house.

You know his absence will be brought up on Twitter by fans and non-fans alike.
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In the "season" preview, when it shows Kate singing Happy Birthday she does include his name. But I bet that's the only time he's mentioned.

Tucker's Mom said...

I see "Uncle Ronnie" was also there. You can see him at approx. 1:17 in the clip.

^^^^
Safe eye candy to flirt with.

NJGal51 said...

I wonder who the dark-haired woman is. Part of the TLC crew, or maybe on the guests' mother.
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Maybe it's Brownie. She seems to be the friend du jour.

FlimsyFlamsy said...

Somewhere In Time (#9), always nice to see you!

Foxy (previous post), I agree -- TFW's lack of extended family sticks out like a sore thumb with these other reality shows. I think that's another thing that would keep her from getting a show on the Food Network. All those shows feature cooking with and/or for family and friends. Kicking people to the curb does have its drawbacks.

NJGal51 said...

@MiloandJack: @Kateplusmy8 Just had a huge lightening strike at Villas where I sit on the board...heading out to assist #SeniorCitizens. Hope to be back!
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Now who believes this? Milo will be glued to her TV. If TFW shows up on twitter Milo will conveniently be back. If TFW doesn't show up Milo won't have to make excuses for her non-participation or look like a fool as she grovels and begs and pleads for her to make a comment.

FlimsyFlamsy said...

Nick Moy's comments make me giggle. He/she gets on a soap box about people being stupid, and each post has at least 3 grammatical errors (not to mention the many "Dominion Republic" references). Oh, and he/she is anti-bullying, yet wishes the TROLLS (caps his) would be kissing the asphalt.

Fleecing The Sheeple said...

@Tucker's Mom Now that you said that,Nick does remind me of that"Leave Brittany alone" person.I don't know who on earth he is but he sounds like someone who i wouldnt want to say i hate Kate Gosselin to in real life because of the way he is easily ticked off by random hater comments.He sounds like a mental case.

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I don't think it's a male. I'd bet it's one of the female sheep trying to pass herself off as a guy, and I have a good idea of her identity.

FlimsyFlamsy said...

NJGal51 (#23) "friend du jour" in TFW's world is really "helper du jour." Is there anyone in her orbit who is a real, true friend, and not getting paid and/or compensated in any way? It'd pity her if it wasn't all her own doing.

fpxy said...

Jimboob and his Michelle are on Counting On tonight. I had to turn the channel. He is really trying to get his show back.

Tizzie said...


Tucker's Mom said... 11

Kate apparently isn't even going to head fake a Tweet party tonight.
I guess she's not in the mood to play with people's emotions tonight.

Long vacay for her and the kids, apparently.

Poor single mom, piecin' and patchin'

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I don't know how she has gotten away with playing that card as long as she has when all we see on the show nowadays is vacations, parties and home renovations. There's NOTHING poor about her or her lifestyle and NO-ONE can relate to what she's "going through".

Tucker's Mom said...

Milo is preemptively bailing?
This is too funny.

Sad but true said...

Oh no! What will K8 do without Milo's pokin' and proddin' commentary tonight?

Fired Up 4 Kate‏ @MiloandJack
@Kateplusmy8 Just had a huge lightening strike at Villas where I sit on the board...heading out to assist #SeniorCitizens. Hope to be back!

Susan1956 said...

Oh my gosh. We are thru the 2nd round of commercials on Counting On and not 1 commercial or little 'Up Next' banner for Khate + 7 has been shown.

Buuurrrnnnn.

NJGal51 said...

I don't think it's a male. I'd bet it's one of the female sheep trying to pass herself off as a guy, and I have a good idea of her identity.
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I agree Fleecing and many of us probably know exactly who it is.

FlimsyFlamsy said...

I love it that Gladys misspells "lightning" as
"lightening," the same as TFW does. Yeah, Gladys, you're super busy delivering vanilla envelopes to the senior citizens on a stormy Monday night.

Foxy (#29), Josh will be back one day, too. Count on it (no pun intended).

FlimsyFlamsy said...

Susan1956 (#33), TLC is soooo not into her anymore!

Realitytvkids.com ~ Administrator said...

All those shows feature cooking with and/or for family and friends. Kicking people to the curb does have its drawbacks.


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Kate is what we call around these parts not really seeing the forest through the trees.

NJGal51 said...

Well it's 15 minutes to show time and TFW isn't even pretending to phone it in. Maybe TLC has finally told her to pound pavement (in NY in her bare feet) and this is her big FU to them.

Realitytvkids.com ~ Administrator said...


I don't think it's a male. I'd bet it's one of the female sheep trying to pass herself off as a guy, and I have a good idea of her identity.
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I agree Fleecing and many of us probably know exactly who it is.

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That's a female, and a manic one too. Sorry for the gender stereotypes, Miley Cyrus, but it has GIRL written all over it.

Realitytvkids.com ~ Administrator said...


XXXXX It's getting ridiculous I have a autistic 9 year old son who is severely aggressive and I still have him living with me


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Most aggressive children stay at home with intensive in home services.

A big factor Kate did not account for--other parents who have kids with special needs. She literally didn't account for it.

FlimsyFlamsy said...

Admin (#37), TFW never accounts for anyone. It's part of her narcissism. She can manipulate people on an "as needed" basis, but there's no way she had the sensitivity or insight to think ahead about how her "poor me" story would land with the special needs community.

PA Dutch Mom said...

Kate is what we call around these parts not really seeing the forest through the trees.

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In these parts we say, "Can't see the forest for the trees." Same idea, though, and it describes Kate perfectly.

NJGal51 said...

Well she finally showed up.

@Kateplusmy8: ONLY 12 minutes until my 6 turn 13 on #KatePlus8 on @TLC ... ask questions and I'll answer as many as I can! #TweetYouSoon
πŸŽ‚πŸŽ‚πŸŽ‚πŸŽ‚πŸŽ‚πŸŽ‚

Sad but true said...

Of course.

Kate Gosselin‏Verified account @Kateplusmy8
ONLY 12 minutes until my 6 turn 13 on #KatePlus8 on @TLC ... ask questions and I'll answer as many as I can! #TweetYouSoon
πŸŽ‚πŸŽ‚πŸŽ‚πŸŽ‚πŸŽ‚πŸŽ‚

PA Dutch Mom said...

Jimboob and his Michelle are on Counting On tonight. I had to turn the channel. He is really trying to get his show back.

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Her name is Babykins, don't you know?

Sad but true said...

Oh no, it's all "just harder"! Really???

Jessica Rhoades‏ @JessicaNRhoades
What was the hardest transition for the kids arriving in the teen years?

Kate Gosselin‏Verified account @Kateplusmy8
Replying to @JessicaNRhoades @TLC
All their activities, the emotional work is harder, dealing with 'big kid' issues and opinions; &.. just harder!

Kate is a twit said...

Kate actually showed up for the tweet party:

Kate Gosselin‏@Kateplusmy8 14m14 minutes ago

ONLY 12 minutes until my 6 turn 13 on #KatePlus8 on @TLC ... ask questions and I'll answer as many as I can! #TweetYouSoon
πŸŽ‚πŸŽ‚πŸŽ‚πŸŽ‚πŸŽ‚πŸŽ‚

Kate, shouldn't that be my "5"?

Susan1956 said...

Susan1956 said... 33
Oh my gosh. We are thru the 2nd round of commercials on Counting On and not 1 commercial or little 'Up Next' banner for Khate + 7 has been shown.

Buuurrrnnnn.
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Very long promos for Princess Diana Tragedy or Treason & Meet The Putnams. Then Khate + 7 got a very short--maybe 20 seconds?--commercial.

Sad but true said...

LOL, sing it, honey!

Jessica Edelstein‏ @jessjustbranvic
Replying to @Kateplusmy8 @TLC
I still do not understand why you have a reality show! Is it for being a mom? Seriously I am confused

All This Is That said...

She's tweeting. Live, I guess. There comes Gladys, and her understudies, Carlene and Denise! Too funny!

Kate is a twit said...

This is playing more and more like a final episode with all these people returning to give them a send off.

So far we have the following people returning: Ashley, Andrea, Jamie, and Steve just showed up in the preview for the next segment. He even has a speaking part!!

Of course, Collin is the only one not there.

Sad but true said...

Well, that was quick.

Fired Up 4 Kate‏ @MiloandJack 38s39 seconds ago
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@Kateplusmy8 Wow what beautiful property you have! You should consider building walking/jogging trails thru there!! #FamilyProject

Jackie‏ @jackster_93 3m3 minutes ago
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@Kateplusmy8 do the twins know how to drive? Do they have a permit or a license? 😊 #KatePlus8

Kate Gosselin‏Verified account @Kateplusmy8
Replying to @jackster_93
They now have their permits. Will be on the road soon ... I'm scared😳 but they will be great drivers! πŸš—

David Wright‏ @DavidT_Wright
So why is the season ending so early??? Will their be a premiere in the fall?? #KatePlus8

Kate Gosselin‏Verified account @Kateplusmy8
Replying to @DavidT_Wright @TLC
Not sure and I hope! I don't pick the airing schedule tho πŸ˜‰

I think this is something we can all agree on:

Jackie‏ @jackster_93
I can't believe the 6 kiddies are 13 already! How do you feel Kate? #KatePlus8 @Kateplusmy8

Kate Gosselin‏Verified account @Kateplusmy8
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Replying to @jackster_93
Old. Tired. Worn out. Tired of hearing my own voice lol! But it's all good...

NJGal51 said...

I guess the senior citizens affected by the lightning strike will have to wait because heeeeeeres Milo!

@MiloandJack: @Kateplusmy8 Wow what beautiful property you have! You should consider building walking/jogging trails thru there!! #FamilyProject

FlimsyFlamsy said...

Is TFW tweeting? I'm dying to know. If she's not, then, yeah, this may be the end. Oh, who am I kidding...

Sad but true said...

Favorite b'days still the ones without Collin. Twerp.

David Wright‏ @DavidT_Wright
@Kateplusmy8 What has been your favorite party that you have thrown yet? And why?? #KatePlus8

Kate Gosselin‏Verified account @Kateplusmy8
Replying to @DavidT_Wright
Hard2pick.LOVED this yrs. Camping/glamping. ❤️'ed last yrs 'treasure hunt all over town'&also ❤️'ed 10th bday carnival.So challenging&fun!

Sad but true said...

I guess Steve is back in front of the cameras.

Paige C‏ @Paige_Kate8fan
@Kateplusmy8 my homeboy Steve!!!! I miss him! He's awesome tell him paige from Canada says hi!!!

Kate Gosselin‏Verified account @Kateplusmy8
Replying to @Paige_Kate8fan
Ahaha will do...

Realitytvkids.com ~ Administrator said...


Jackie‏ @jackster_93
I can't believe the 6 kiddies are 13 already! How do you feel Kate? #KatePlus8 @Kateplusmy8

Kate Gosselin‏Verified account @Kateplusmy8
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Replying to @jackster_93
Old. Tired. Worn out. Tired of hearing my own voice lol! But it's all good...


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What a sad, pathetic outlook. She sounds like a NAG.

NJGal51 said...

Prince Harry "She was our mum, she still is our mum..."

Jon is still their dad and they'd all be better off if TFW would admit that and let them all visit.

Realitytvkids.com ~ Administrator said...


Well she finally showed up.

@Kateplusmy8: ONLY 12 minutes until my 6 turn 13 on #KatePlus8 on @TLC ... ask questions and I'll answer as many as I can! #TweetYouSoon
πŸŽ‚πŸŽ‚πŸŽ‚πŸŽ‚πŸŽ‚πŸŽ‚


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I love that last week, she announced a twitter party, then flaked on everyone. This week, she doesn't say a peep about any such parties being held, but shows up just in time and starts tweeting like mad.

Shaking my head.

Realitytvkids.com ~ Administrator said...

I'm watching Diana, Our Mother. Her life and Legacy.

I just hope those boys have even a tiny understanding of how incredibly proud she would have been of them.

Tucker's Mom said...

The major criminal that exists in the United States of America is called Donald Trump [and] he lives at 1600 Pennsylvania Av at the White House,"
****
Yeah, use your canes to tap around in the dark and play bumper cars with your walkers.
KATE IS LIVE TWEETING. LATERS!!!!

Realitytvkids.com ~ Administrator said...

These poor boys, the word they describe it 20 years later is RAW.

Tucker's Mom said...

Yes..as they've gotten older they don't want to wait for the song to be sung 6 times so we've gone back to the birth order all in 1 version
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OMG, bullsh*t! Why would you sing HB Dear Collin when he's been gone for TWO birthdays now?

NJGal51 said...

Watching the Diana special while reading TFW's twitter feed.

@Kateplusmy8: @queerhorr0r @TLC Fly Away Home and Sound of Music are my favorites ... kids love the first one but don't like the second one as much ☹️ lol
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But wait...I thought the kids spontaneously broke into songs from this musical.

Sad but true said...

Yesss!

Kay White‏ @pbjw
Replying to @Kateplusmy8 @TLC
why do you always act so disagreeable and dramatic?

Kim Wright‏ @KimW1031
Funny to see the two cakes :). Remembered you sang to each one when they were very little. :)

Kate Gosselin‏Verified account @Kateplusmy8
Replying to @KimW1031 @TLC
Yes..as they've gotten older they don't want to wait for the song to be sung 6 times so we've gone back to the birth order all in 1 version

Paige C‏ @Paige_Kate8fan
@Kateplusmy8 Ashley came back? Lol I don't think I've seen her since the RV tragedy! 😜

Kate Gosselin‏Verified account @Kateplusmy8
Replying to @Paige_Kate8fan
Ahaha 'the RV tragedy' made me lol literally. You haven't sent her since then but we have ahahaha

Jayme πŸ₯€‏ @Jayme_TW
The head of Security's sass is giving me so much life right now! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚#KatePlus8 @TLC @Kateplusmy8

Uh, I don't think that's really his job anymore. Wink wink.

FlimsyFlamsy said...

Admin (#57), it was such a pathetic answer, but it was pure TFW.

What if Diana had been asked that question about how she felt? I imagine the answer would have used words like, blessed, lucky, privileged, honored, etc. The only weak-sauce positivity TFW could must was "It's all good." What a miserable woman.

Jamesvader1194 said...

She's teasing again
David Wright‏ @DavidT_Wright
So why is the season ending so early??? Will their be a premiere in the fall?? #KatePlus8

Kate Gosselin‏@Kateplusmy8
Replying to @DavidT_Wright @TLC
Not sure and I hope! I don't pick the airing schedule tho πŸ˜‰

Realitytvkids.com ~ Administrator said...


@Kateplusmy8: @queerhorr0r @TLC Fly Away Home and Sound of Music are my favorites ... kids love the first one but don't like the second one as much ☹️ lol
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But wait...I thought the kids spontaneously broke into songs from this musical.

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Bollocks, I love Fly Away Home. Grr.

Who doesn't like Sound of Music? God strike you down.

Realitytvkids.com ~ Administrator said...

I'm going to be crying the whole way through this.

Diana "smothered us" with love, says Harry. "The best mother ever." Engulf you, squeeze you. I can feel the hugs today still.

Sad but true said...

Jayme πŸ₯€‏ @Jayme_TW
The head of Security's sass is giving me so much life right now! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚#KatePlus8 @TLC @Kateplusmy8

Kate Gosselin‏Verified account @Kateplusmy8
Replying to @Jayme_TW @TLC
Hmmmmmmm yeah. He thinks he's so funny. Lol. Appreciated his help. Compasses aren't my 'cup of tea' shall we say?

Fired Up 4 Kate‏ @MiloandJack
@Kateplusmy8 Compasses take a lil getting used to...but if ever lost they are very valuable. Keeps you from wandering in circles...LOL

I don't think she really was talking about compasses here, Doofus.

Fired Up 4 Kate‏ @MiloandJack
@Kateplusmy8 And honestly if you ever get lost in the woods...hope you have your boys with you! :) And a compass....

Sarah‏ @saralllen
@Kateplusmy8 I miss Collin :( ps Steve needs to appear more! I gasped when he called you disorganized... how dare you Steve!! πŸ˜‰

Don't worry, I think K8's next strategy to keep the show going will be to marry Steve.

Realitytvkids.com ~ Administrator said...

William says it was really important to her they feel feelings and be safe to do that, and that she was very involved in deep conversations with them about school, etc.

Sounds like she really put 100% effort into hearing her kids out.

It's amazing a 21 year old kid could become such a rockstar mother with hardly any life experience at all.

Tizzie said...

Sad but true said... 55

Favorite b'days still the ones without Collin. Twerp.

David Wright‏ @DavidT_Wright
@Kateplusmy8 What has been your favorite party that you have thrown yet? And why?? #KatePlus8

Kate Gosselin‏Verified account @Kateplusmy8
Replying to @DavidT_Wright
Hard2pick.LOVED this yrs. Camping/glamping. ❤️'ed last yrs 'treasure hunt all over town'&also ❤️'ed 10th bday carnival.So challenging&fun!
July 24, 2017 at 7:18 PM

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Who the hell cares about what HER favorite parties were? The kids' birthday parties should be about THEM!

Sad but true said...

K8's really working Skeve into the narrative tonight.

Sarah‏ @saralllen
@Kateplusmy8 I miss Collin :( ps Steve needs to appear more! I gasped when he called you disorganized... how dare you Steve!! πŸ˜‰

Kate Gosselin‏Verified account @Kateplusmy8
Replying to @saralllen
Same.
And I agree. How dare he.

Realitytvkids.com ~ Administrator said...


Sarah‏ @saralllen
@Kateplusmy8 I miss Collin :( ps Steve needs to appear more! I gasped when he called you disorganized... how dare you Steve!! πŸ˜‰

Kate Gosselin‏Verified account @Kateplusmy8
Replying to @saralllen
Same.
And I agree. How dare he.

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Did she just ignore the comment about Collin and just talk about Steve? Same is to "Steve needs to appear more," right?

There is something wrong with her.

Layla said...

She doesn't know why the season was cut short? How can that be? She's a producer. She should be part of these decisions, or at least she should have been given an explanation. Sounds like the last cancellation when she was saying, "They haven't told me anything". Seemed like everyone knew except her. There is a reason why this season was cut short, and I suspect she does know what that reason is but won't admit it. And the thing about a new premier in the fall...how can there be a premiere without any shows to air? TLC is making is sound like they're not filming right now. If they were, why not just finish filming a whole season to air? I think it's just wishful thinking on her part.

FlimsyFlamsy said...

Admin (#65), I'm recording the special tonight, but I'm glad you warned us about how poignant it is.

And Diana's hands-on parenting is even more extraordinary when you consider the staggering number of commitments she was weighed down with. That woman seemed to be everywhere at all times. And for every event she attended, she probably had to turn down 100. There is no American counterpart to what she was. And yet she made it clear what her top priority was: her kids.

I expect before the night is over, our drive-by will start putting Diana down about any number of things. I hope Rule #3 --
no snotty comments -- will keep her posts from being published. Just my humble opinion.

Realitytvkids.com ~ Administrator said...


Kate actually showed up for the tweet party:

Kate Gosselin‏@Kateplusmy8 14m14 minutes ago

ONLY 12 minutes until my 6 turn 13 on #KatePlus8 on @TLC ... ask questions and I'll answer as many as I can! #TweetYouSoon
πŸŽ‚πŸŽ‚πŸŽ‚πŸŽ‚πŸŽ‚πŸŽ‚

Kate, shouldn't that be my "5"?


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I really think TLC and Kate too are hoping that more casual viewers can't count to eight and can't tell Collin and Joel apart so they will barely notice something is off.

They're still going to have to deal with people who pay attention, but there are less of them.

All This Is That said...

Kate Gosselin‏Verified account @Kateplusmy8
Replying to @JessicaNRhoades @TLC
All their activities, the emotional work is harder, dealing with 'big kid' issues and opinions; &.. just harder!

They have a father, you dingbat.

Realitytvkids.com ~ Administrator said...


Jimboob and his Michelle are on Counting On tonight. I had to turn the channel. He is really trying to get his show back.

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Her name is Babykins, don't you know?

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Oh, 100% his master plan is to wait just long enough until the public with their short term memories forgets, then gradually ease first him and Mrs. Jimboob back in, then the pervert son.

Sad but true said...

Kathy MacLaughlin‏ @kathy_kmac
@TLC @Kateplusmy8 I love Aaden and Joel. They are sweet and funny 😊

Kate Gosselin‏Verified account @Kateplusmy8
Yes and Aaden is becoming quite a funny kid too! Together they make me laugh a lot!

Fired Up 4 Kate‏ @MiloandJack
Replying to @Kateplusmy8
Honestly....several of your kids are showing qualities of leadership. They are really all starting to become more outspoken! You see that?

Fired Up 4 Kate‏ @MiloandJack
@Kateplusmy8 I think we all feel a lil sad Collin is not here...but we remain optimistic that he's getting good help! Hope to see him soon!

Kate Gosselin‏Verified account @Kateplusmy8
Replying to @MiloandJack
Yes. Agreed!

Is she agreeing about hoping to see him soon? WTF?

NJGal51 said...

Wow! apparently Purse Boymis in this episode.

Sarah (@saralllen): @Kateplusmy8 I miss Collin :( ps Steve needs to appear more! I gasped when he called you disorganized... how dare you Steve!! πŸ˜‰

Kate Gosselin (@Kateplusmy8): @saralllen Same.
And I agree. How dare he.
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JaymeπŸ₯€ (@Jayme_TW): The head of Security's sass is giving me so much life right now! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚#KatePlus8 @TLC @Kateplusmy8

Kate Gosselin (@Kateplusmy8): @Jayme_TW @TLC Hmmmmmmm yeah. He thinks he's so funny. Lol. Appreciated his help. Compasses aren't my 'cup of tea' shall we say?

JaymeπŸ₯€ (@Jayme_TW): @Kateplusmy8 @TLC Girl I would be the same way!!! Anything outdoors isn't my cup of tea! You did amazing though!!
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Paige C (@Paige_Kate8fan): @Kateplusmy8 my homeboy Steve!!!! I miss him! He's awesome tell him paige from Canada says hi!!!

Kate Gosselin (@Kateplusmy8): @Paige_Kate8fan Ahaha will do...
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OT! I'm enjoying the Diana special.

Realitytvkids.com ~ Administrator said...

Harry says Diana would take them for a drive down country roads, the top down, blasting Enya.

She brought William to a homeless shelter at age 12 and they just hung out and talked to the residents. William still goes down there today and chats.

She snuck them into movie theaters so they wouldn't get recognized.

She sounds SOOO COOL. These boys were in love with her.

Sad but true said...

She must have said something on the show, cuz she said nothing on Twitter.

Fired Up 4 Kate‏ @MiloandJack
@Kateplusmy8 Kate it was nice to hear you say that about Collin....We all miss him. Being patient means hoping for the best outcome for him!

Christian Snyder‏ @csnyder5
@Kateplusmy8 Nice mention of Collin, I hope he's doing well. Does he ever visit home? Maybe u can't say but I hope he's back soon! 😌

Fired Up 4 Kate‏ @MiloandJack
@Kateplusmy8 People just wanted to hear you say that.... I know it's painful every single day!

Tucker's Mom said...

I figured the producers would insist Kate close the loop on Collin and say SOMETHING.

Sad but true said...

Fired Up 4 Kate‏ @MiloandJack
@Kateplusmy8 Are you home with your #Furbabies yet? Don't you miss them like crazy? Especially your baby #Nanuq?

Brownie's still gathering the crumbs. Sounds like she was in another episode--desperate for her own 15 minutes, I guess. They must have something else going on together. We all know K8 doesn't make real friends.

MKBrownlowAuthor‏ @MK_Brownlow
I don't know abt you but I want @Kateplusmy8 to throw my next party!!

Kate Gosselin‏Verified account @Kateplusmy8
Replying to @MK_Brownlow
Lol... but I'd need your help πŸ˜‰

MKBrownlowAuthor‏ @MK_Brownlow
Replying to @Kateplusmy8
You know you don't have to ask twice!! (Unless someone is graduating that day! 😳)

Ah, Cara's stalker makes an appearance.

anthony‏ @brewerssink
Replying to @Kateplusmy8 @TLC @TinaMcc3
Hi @Kateplusmy8 I am a big fan do Collin and Cara still get along and are they still very close

And this guy's still trying to date K8.

conan merritt‏ @twittyboy2
@Kateplusmy8 wanna ride bikes @ grings mill w/ me Kate? I 'd love to do that w/ you !

FlimsyFlamsy said...

No, Gladys, no. If TFW can blithely refer to TWO parties without one of the celebrants attending as 2 of their best every, then she does NOT miss him every day. Those 2 comments are contradictory.

Susan1956 said...

She's either still pushing the dating show or getting ready to make some kind of announcement. 'If I'm still single in 5 years' . . . . WTF!

Tizzie said...

Jas‏ @quietandcontent 2m2 minutes ago

Their parties seem really fun. She's annoying, but I admire Kate's creativity #KatePlus8


Jackie‏ @jackster_93 3m3 minutes ago

@Kateplusmy8 how do you come up with creative ideas for the kids birthdays each year? πŸ€— #KatePlus8

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Did the sheeple still have mommy planning their parties for them when they were teenagers?

Kate is a twit said...

Kate finally address the elephant in the room. They were blowing out the birthday candles, and Kate was talking about the "tradition" of always taking pictures at that moment. They showed a close-up of candles that spelled out Collin's name and then Kate said the following:

"This year, much like last year, obviously the difference is that Collin wasn't there. I am comforted with the fact my kids, all of them, each unique child, is receiving exactly what they need.

And that hasn't changed. I've said it before and I'll say it again.

It's a bittersweet moment and we've had many of them. You can't do anything without realizing he's missing and so we may not say it, but it's always there."


So after a year, without one mention of Collin on the show, she finally makes a statement. I wonder if TLC told her she had to say something because of all the flak they were getting.

More and more, this episode seems like it's the series finale. Bringing back old "friends", tying up loose ends about Collin.

Anyone else get that vibe?

Sad but true said...

HspncElvis‏ @HspncElvis
@Kateplusmy8 Please tell Steve I said hello. He was very cool when you two were in San Diego. @TLC #KatePlus8

Kate Gosselin‏Verified account @Kateplusmy8
Replying to @HspncElvis @TLC
Well that was years ago... now he's old and grouchy and a tad too sarcastic ... but at least he can read a compass, right? πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

Yup, he's always been able to read YOU like a book, K8. Sounds like Paige thinks so, too.

Paige C‏ @Paige_Kate8fan
Replying to @Kateplusmy8 @HspncElvis @TLC
Lol that's mean! I think he's good for you! Sometimes it's good to be challenged! He was so nice to me in Toronto! As were you!

JR said...

Idk....it looks like she put a few pounds on....it must be all that pizza

Tucker's Mom said...

Yes he is old and grouchy now but he approved the comment... bc it's true! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚
******
Sounds like Steve is there and that he and Kate have been a couple for a very long time.

JR said...

Did she sign off with...see ya next season?! πŸ˜‰

Tizzie said...


JR said... 93

Did she sign off with...see ya next season?! πŸ˜‰
July 24, 2017 at 8:11 PM

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Kate Gosselin‏Verified account @Kateplusmy8 8m8 minutes ago

Yay! Such a fun 13th bday party! Thanks for joining us! Hope to see you again soon! #KatePlus8 on @TLC ..... goodnight guys!

Sad but true said...

Fired Up 4 Kate‏ @MiloandJack
@Kateplusmy8 So Kate....is this it for the summer? When will we see you again? LOL I think that's a song title...

Fired Up 4 Kate‏ @MiloandJack
Replying to @Kateplusmy8 @TLC
Answer my last tweet please.... give us a hint...do your usual tease??

Kate Gosselin‏Verified account @Kateplusmy8 Replying to @MiloandJack @TLC
I have zero ideas so far. It'll come to me don't worry...

And apparently, Steve's with Kate. Which we knew, but to acknowledge publicly? Bold move.

HspncElvis‏ @HspncElvis
I hope Steve isn't on Twitter. 😳So he's old and grouchy now? πŸ˜³πŸ˜‚

Kate Gosselin‏Verified account @Kateplusmy8
Replying to @HspncElvis @TLC
Yes he is old and grouchy now but he approved the comment... bc it's true! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

ncgirl said...

"she was at least still on vacation on Saturday because someone posted the following on her new IG picture "XXXXX Loved to see y'all enjoying a movie yesterday at Southpoint mall in Durham NC."

If they're still at Lake Norman, why would they go 2 hours away? Charlotte is closer and has theaters. Durham is close to Figure 8 studios.

Greta Sophia said...

Looks like Cara must have refused to film.

Kate is a twit said...

I think Milo is worried that the show isn't coming back.

Fired Up 4 Kate‏ @MiloandJack 6m6 minutes ago
@Kateplusmy8 So Kate....is this it for the summer? When will we see you again? LOL I think that's a song
title...

Fired Up 4 Kate‏ @MiloandJack 8m8 minutes ago
Replying to @Kateplusmy8 @TLC
Answer my last tweet please.... give us a hint...do your usual tease??

Sad but true said...

She's taking quite a beating about Collin's absence on the FB page.

XXXXX Where is the third boy? You put on this big ole shin dig for their birthday and he is not even there>pitiful😠

XXXXX I think it is so sad that Colin wasn't even there to celebrate his 13th birthday with his brothers and sisters.....why? I know he is "away", but come on, he can't be on any of the shows and just what is his problem. By hiding all this, makes people wonder more and all sorts of rumers occur. Couldn't Colin participate in his birthday party?

XXXXX Where's your other son Colin I turned on hoping to see him and he is not there you no good POS

XXXXX no party unless Colin is included....she is terrible.....he will see this at some point and she says he has issues now....just wait....why doesn't she let Jon have him....oh!!! but she would not be in control.....she just does this show for the money because she won't go back to nursing.....god forbid if she was yur nurse...right...it is all about her......she is disgusting 😝....

XXXXX πŸ’©πŸ’©πŸ’©

XXXXX Sinful Colin isn't included in his own birthday party. Kate is awful.

NJGal51 said...

So after a year, without one mention of Collin on the show, she finally makes a statement. I wonder if TLC told her she had to say something because of all the flak they were getting.
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Told her she had to say something? They probably wrote it out for her and made her memorize it. Did she at least say it with a little feeling or was it her usual robotic delivery?

Realitytvkids.com ~ Administrator said...


"This year, much like last year, obviously the difference is that Collin wasn't there. I am comforted with the fact my kids, all of them, each unique child, is receiving exactly what they need.

And that hasn't changed. I've said it before and I'll say it again.

It's a bittersweet moment and we've had many of them. You can't do anything without realizing he's missing and so we may not say it, but it's always there."


&&&&


Nicely composed statement from TLC but I don't get the feeling anything is bittersweet at ALL for that woman. It all looks sweet to me.

Kate is a twit said...

Kate Gosselin@Kateplusmy8 Replying to @MiloandJack @TLC
I have zero ideas so far. It'll come to me don't worry...
===========

I don't think this was a reply to Milo's tweet about whether the show was coming back. I think it was in reply to this previous tweet of Milo's.

Fired Up 4 Kate‏ @MiloandJack 18m18 minutes ago
@Kateplusmy8 Give us a hint...what's on your mind for next time? 14BD??

Layla said...

ncgirl (96)
Maybe she had a production meeting with Figure 8? Or maybe they stayed a day or two in Durham for another reason. Didn't she and Jon consider moving to NC at one time? I think they looked at properties on the way to Bald Head Island one year. She liked the warmer climate there.

The description sounds like they were definitely wrapping up loose ends. End of season? End of show? The appearances of old "friends"--most of whom are actually employees--the statement about Collin. I think she show may be on hiatus for awhile. Just a feeling.

Sad but true said...

Kate is a twit said... 89

Thanks, KIAT. Was this a couch moment? And what was the delivery like? Her usual monotone or did she try to juice some tears?

Kate is a twit said...

Told her she had to say something? They probably wrote it out for her and made her memorize it. Did she at least say it with a little feeling or was it her usual robotic delivery?
===========

No feeling at all. It was like she was reading a statement from a teleprompter. She couldn't have been more unemotional.

FlimsyFlamsy said...

Admin (#101), it's that old saying, "actions speak louder than words."
"Bittersweet" my butt. She has been GIDDY since C has been gone.

That comment was simply a PR move,
likely hatched in a TLC conference room.

Sad but true said...

On FB. I wonder where she got this.

XXXXX but do you have 7 other kids? She can't risk her 7 other kids for one.

A family friend said he tried to severely injure one of his siblings.

NJGal51 said...

Yay! Such a fun 13th bday party! Thanks for joining us! Hope to see you again soon! #KatePlus8 on @TLC ..... goodnight guys!
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That's some closing statement. This episode really does sound like it was her swan song. I wonder if she and Steve will come out as a coup,e in the hopes that it will generate enough interest for another show. But it would be a two edged sword because then everyone would bring up the "rumors" or her and Steve having a thing before the divorce.

Realitytvkids.com ~ Administrator said...

I figured the producers would insist Kate close the loop on Collin and say SOMETHING.

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I was going to use that expression, closing the loop.

I know people feel like she hsouldn't say something but I disagree, not if you're going to open the loop. It's really, really pathological to open the door, then not say anything else. She left people hanging, feeling uncertain, concerned. That was manipulative, pure and simple. Surely this was all of TLC's doing, monitoring the temperature of the room and realizing it's to going to cut it to open the door then clamp up.

The statement is what it is. There's no indication when he's coming back, or how long they expect the treatment to be. That is very, very concerning that there is no finality in sight. That is not normal. It was the right PR move to say something, anything, but the actual words are not going to reassure people in the slightest, which means people aren't going to stop asking.

Sad but true said...

Kate is a twit said... 102

If you click on the tweet, it shows what was being answered. It was the one where Milo said "your usual tease" about the show coming back.

Realitytvkids.com ~ Administrator said...


On FB. I wonder where she got this.

XXXXX but do you have 7 other kids? She can't risk her 7 other kids for one.

A family friend said he tried to severely injure one of his siblings.

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It's very hard to believe. He is such a sweet, passive boy. But, assuming the worst, she can't pull a Duggar and put the perp over the rest of the kids like they did. I agree with that.

But I also have to say, exactly where did she fail him and where could she have prevented things from getting so extreme?

Just looking at how she allows the siblings to run roughshod all over each other, plus the stress of filming, and alienating Jon, she was playing some dangerous odds hoping nobody would ever lose it. If she is not getting just as much therapy as she is, then she is a tool.

Pants on Fire said...

More and more, this episode seems like it's the series finale. Bringing back old "friends", tying up loose ends about Collin.

Anyone else get that vibe?
************

Absolutely.

In addition, at the very end Khate put in a desperate hint for a dating show for her. Pitiful.

Kate is a twit said...

I hate to say this, but after re-reading Kate's statement about Collin, it almost comes off an obituary.

There are a lot of fans that are still clueless about what happened with Collin and wonder what they will think when they hear her speak.

The way she talked about Collin it's like she was talking about someone who had passed away.

Sandi said...

My take! This was it! The whole "Gang" was there. Steve in plain sight, no more looking for the "blue shirt & silver hair"he actually had a speaking part. Ashley, not seen or heard from since the RV episode. And a few others to let us know Kate still has friends. The mention of Collin. Just a slight hint not being alone in the near future. I don't don't doubt there will be specials, thats a given. A season of K&8 not so much.

Kate is a twit said...

Sad but true said... 110
Kate is a twit said... 102

If you click on the tweet, it shows what was being answered. It was the one where Milo said "your usual tease" about the show coming back.
================

Yes, I know that. But Milo said "my previous tweet" which I think Kate misinterpreted it as the one about the 14th birthday.

Why would Kate respond "I have zero ideas so far. It'll come to me don't worry"?

That would be an odd response to some one asking if there were going to be more shows. I still think she was reply to Milo's tweet about their 14th birthday.

Layla said...

"Hope to see you again soon". Yep, they left her hanging. Looks like TLC cut this season short without giving her an explanation and are keeping her in the dark about future filming. That statement was definitely not what Milo was hoping for. She wanted another "see you next season (wink, wink)" and she didn't get it. Kate must be feeling pretty anxious right now. It's no fun sitting by the phone, waiting for a call that may never come.

So no appearance by Cara? I wonder why. Kate Plus 8 Minus Two is not going to work. Cara seems like she checked out of filming many years ago, so it's not a surprise if she refused to film. It is a surprise if Kate didn't find a way to force her to appear. This does not bode well for the future of the show.

Sad but true said...

I think K8 is disposable at this point. There are plenty more multiple families in TLC's stable. I saw another show posted on their FB page tonight: the Hodges? One young son + quints. I don't understand why they can't seem to break out of this multiple rut.

Realitytvkids.com ~ Administrator said...


I think K8 is disposable at this point. There are plenty more multiple families in TLC's stable. I saw another show posted on their FB page tonight: the Hodges? One young son + quints. I don't understand why they can't seem to break out of this multiple rut.

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She's disposable. Their statement they made a few weeks ago was their code for she's gone, while trying to deflect blame off them for giving her the boot.

I'm starting to think that they're mostly just worried about the optics of letting the family go at this point. They've been with them for so long, they might worry it looks a little cold on their part to suddenly cut off filming. By easing them out slowly, rationing them down episode by episode until they disappear, the transition is less jarring to viewers and viewers will be more accepting, feeling like they got a proper goodbye. It's all calculated by them, and none of it has to do with actually caring about this family. Puh-lease.

Realitytvkids.com ~ Administrator said...


So no appearance by Cara? I wonder why. Kate Plus 8 Minus Two is not going to work. Cara seems like she checked out of filming many years ago, so it's not a surprise if she refused to film. It is a surprise if Kate didn't find a way to force her to appear. This does not bode well for the future of the show.

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We said this a million times, one of these days the kids are going to wake up and realize, by gosh, I don't have to film and there's nothing my mother can do about it.

16 and a half? Sounds about right. Same age as Missy Frances when the jig was up.

Anonymous said...

That's the first I've heard about possibly injuring one of his siblings. But thinking back, didn't one of the girls (can't remember which one) have a broken wrist or arm around the time Collin went missing.

Sorry if that comment is considered inappropriate; it's just something that came to me out of the blue. I was so surprised to see that comment above about Collin; it's so unlike the sweet gentle lad that I've noticed.

bm

Realitytvkids.com ~ Administrator said...

She doesn't owe you the details. As usual, no respect for the child's privacy despite all the grandiose proclamations to the contrary.

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She doesn't owe anyone anything, which is why she never should have plastered his story all over People. SHE did that, don't be mad at me.

You are totally disregarding the point, which is that she opened the door, and that is MANIPULATIVE to then play games afterward leaving people hanging.

Her fans and viewers actually care about this child, difficult as that is for her to grasp. He's the real boy that he is. This is not an actor, THAT'S the difference.

She can say what she likes when she likes about him, but it doesn't make her any less manipulative than she is at her core.

Sad but true said...

Layla said... 112
"Hope to see you again soon". Yep, they left her hanging. Looks like TLC cut this season short without giving her an explanation and are keeping her in the dark about future filming.
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Except, what about all the old "regulars" appearing at the party? It can't be a coincidence that Jamie and Steve and Ashley were there---and Steve with a speaking part? No, Kate has to have understood that there were some big "ifs" going into that party.

Realitytvkids.com ~ Administrator said...


That's the first I've heard about possibly injuring one of his siblings. But thinking back, didn't one of the girls (can't remember which one) have a broken wrist or arm around the time Collin went missing.

Sorry if that comment is considered inappropriate; it's just something that came to me out of the blue. I was so surprised to see that comment above about Collin; it's so unlike the sweet gentle lad that I've noticed.

bm

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The rumor has been around for awhile. But even that is not making sense. I have worked with dozens of children who have done very serious things to their siblings, and we almost always work to quickly reunify. It's not common to have a sibling out of the home this long if the only issue is sibling to sibling conflict. Just because you hurt your sibling doesn't mean there's no hope for you. Many of these kids are maintained in the home with the siblings with the right support in place. If this happened, I'm sure it has nothing to do with feeling ill-will toward the sibling and everything to do with the choices Kate has made for him. The sibling is collateral damage to the bigger issue, her terrible parenting.

If a kid is lashing out at others there's usually a reason, and if you can find it and treat it, success can be had.

Kate is a twit said...

They're still in NC. This was posted on FB at 1:30pm today. The poster lives in Mooresville, NC.

xxxxxx
Took Ella to the ice cream shop and Kate Plus 8 walks in with her kids...no joke!!!!

xxxxxx
In mooresville?

xxxxxx
Yep, at Jack The Dipper ice cream shop.

Sad but true said...

Anonymous said... 115

IF it's true, I can only think it comes as a result of Kate just stepping on this one kid, over and over, until he just couldn't take it any more. He clearly tried very hard to please her on the show, that was seen over and over again. And we saw how she treated him when he said Hannah's hair was ugly or whatever. I can only imagine what his life was like when the cameras weren't running.
We have NEVER seen Kate take another child to task in that demeaning way over such a minor thing---not even Mady, who has acted far, far worse on camera. Whatever is wrong with Collin, my guess is 90% of the issue is, and always has been, Kate. The comments tonight on FB show that more and more people are coming around to this view, too, as they remember Collin's behavior and compare it to the other kids.

Sad but true said...

On the last IG photo. I thought she couldn't keep her eyes open. You know she's in trouble if she's actually encouraging a fan to approach.

inspiringthreads Saw you at Cheesecake Factory yesterday but didn't want to interrupt your lunch! Beautiful family and have watched the show forever! ❤️

kateplusmy8 Awww! You could have said hello! I was probably buried in their endless menu trying to decide! πŸ˜‚ Thanks for the love! @inspiringthreads

inspiringthreads@kateplusmy8 now I'm kicking myself for not coming over πŸ˜‚ hope you enjoyed your lunch! ❤️

Anonymous said...

Thanks Admin @ 117 - I appreciate your comment. I agree that things might get rough sometimes between siblings and injuries may occur, it's just the thought that sweet, gentle, considerate Collin has now missed two birthday parties, having been gone for what must be close to two years really gets to me. I can't help but think whatever his present issues are, he wasn't getting the individual attention he needed, in fact craved, when he was younger.

bm

Susan1956 said...

It will be interesting to see the ratings. I doubt TLC will bite & authorize more filming even if she & Steve are a couple. It would just lead to all kinds of questions and I think TLC would prefer to just let the show fade away.

They did give the 5 a nice birthday even though there was no big trip. $5,000? What I can't figure out is if Ashley, Jamie, Andrea, Ronnie & Skeevie were paid for their appearance(s) on the show? Maybe just travel expenses?

FlimsyFlamsy said...

bm (#119), I've often thought C wearing his feelings on his sleeve the way he did was part of the reason C rejected him. He so clearly craved, as you put it, his mother's love, attention and approval, and I think she derived some pleasure from depriving him of all 3. How else could she be so casual about his absence? She shows those dogs 10x more love than she ever showed that boy.

NJGal51 said...

There have been many sightings of TFW and Co but no mention of cameras. I don't think they're filming. If they were TFW would have been a lot more giddy with a "see you next season πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‰". Instead all she could muster was "@Kateplusmy8: Yay! Such a fun 13th bday party! Thanks for joining us! Hope to see you again soon! #KatePlus8 on @TLC ..... goodnight guys!". Also when someone asked her if there would be a premier in the fall she said "@Kateplusmy8: @DavidT_Wright @TLC Not sure and I hope! I don't pick the airing schedule tho". Maybe they've got a couple of more shows in the can and maybe not. Maybe TLC will film a special when the tips are 16 or when the twins head off to college. Maybe TLC has promised her "X" number of specials in the future to mark real milestones. Whatever is going on you know that she'll be at TLC's beck and call and will do anything to keep her mug on TV. We've often said that she hates Jone more than she loves her kids and I'll take it one step further and say She loves the fame more than she loves her kids.

PA Dutch Mom said...

Kayse‏ @mskayse 3m3 minutes ago
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Replying to @Kateplusmy8 @mumlvs2run
I believe Lymes disease was discovered in PA actually.


Discovered? Actually (LOL) it was first diagnosed in the mid 70s in Old Lyme, CT, hence the name Lyme. Duh.

MKBrownlowAuthor‏ @MK_Brownlow 2m2 minutes ago
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I think you can search past episodes on http://TLC.com - I was on Mady & Cara's Sweet 16 last yr & this season's Halloween SO FUN

Geez, Brownie, nothing like blowing your own horn!

Whatever happened to Ms UGG?

Kate is a twit said...

So Brownie was on the Halloween episode.

☕Kara Cargill 🌸‏ @Coffee_Is_love 1h1 hour ago
I still need to watch the episode you were on!


MKBrownlowAuthor‏ @MK_Brownlow 11m11 minutes ago
Replying to @Coffee_Is_love @Kateplusmy8
I think you can search past episodes on http://TLC.com - I was on Mady & Cara's Sweet 16 last yr & this season's Halloween SO FUN

Realitytvkids.com ~ Administrator said...


Maybe they don't have the same resources in rural PA that they do in LA.

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Have you ever been to "rural PA"? It's one of the wealthiest areas in the country. If you have paid any attention at all, Kate lives in a million dollar house and there are expensive private schools left and right. I'm priced out of huge areas of PA. Cut me a break with the lack of resources. It's not a third world country. They have some of the best mental and physical health treatment in the world, with world class hospitals and medical professionals a mere few hours away. If anything is wrong with you, you're darn lucky to be in PA.

And reunification with families is a nationwide policy. Not a California one. I go to national conferences about this and present on various reunification issues--the latest one being in Philly this past August, actually, and D.C. in April. PA is very up to speed on how the experts have agreed we as a nation should be treating children and families with problems. Nobody from PA was an idiot in the sessions I taught--they were nodding along. Stop insulting them.

PA Dutch Mom said...


Fired Up 4 Kate‏ @MiloandJack
Replying to @Kateplusmy8 @TLC
Answer my last tweet please.... give us a hint...do your usual tease??

I won't be ignored, Kate!

ncgirl said...

"They're still in NC. This was posted on FB at 1:30pm today. The poster lives in Mooresville, NC."

The Durham trip was puzzling, but the ice cream town is close to the lake.

If Steve is still married, that is an odd marriage. Even if there is no romance, the implications are there.

PA Dutch Mom said...

It's not a third world country. They have some of the best mental and physical health treatment in the world, with world class hospitals and medical professionals a mere few hours away. If anything is wrong with you, you're darn lucky to be in PA.

And reunification with families is a nationwide policy. Not a California one. I go to national conferences about this and present on various reunification issues--the latest one being in Philly this past August, actually, and D.C. in April. PA is very up to speed on how the experts have agreed we as a nation should be treating children and families with problems. Nobody from PA was an idiot in the sessions I taught--they were nodding along. Stop insulting them.

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Yeah, what admin said! Now excuse me while I shovel out the outhouse.I hated to see them discontinue the Sears catalog. Those pages were so much better than Charmin.

Realitytvkids.com ~ Administrator said...

When I lived in PA a lot of people seemed to see all these rural wealthy areas as rather snooty and opulent, in particular southern PA as you inched closer to philly. The poconos was also seen as upper crust.

It may actually be one of the few states where the rural areas are more upper crust than cities. There's a lot of old money there--not millions, billions. Heard of the duponts? You guessed it, rural PA. Kate is without a doubt living in a very one precenter part of the country. Her choice.

Sad but true said...

She's definitely up to something. I can't imagine she thinks associating with K8 might be good for HER career.

MKBrownlowAuthor‏ @MK_Brownlow
Replying to @Coffee_Is_love @Kateplusmy8
I think you can search past episodes on http://TLC.com - I was on Mady & Cara's Sweet 16 last yr & this season's Halloween SO FUN

Realitytvkids.com ~ Administrator said...


She's definitely up to something. I can't imagine she thinks associating with K8 might be good for HER career.

$$$

It must be a blink and you miss it thing because I never saw her on the Halloween episode.

She had a wonderful career. As a teacher. Apparently she quit to write dumb kindle books.

She reminds me so much of Andrea, a "fan" of the wealthy family I worked for. I never trusted her nor did most of us but she weasled her way in good. Mostly by doing free things. I don't know how she first got in. She was an ok amateur photographer and would constantly take pics of the kids and provide them free. She also is a legitimate pediatric nurse, so when the children were very young her in was providing free medical advice and occasional babysitting. Fascinating to watch. I'm proud of the kids though, they kept their distance. They knew if only subconsciously something didn't ring right about that. I couldn't believe my eyes when earlier this year she popped up on celebs instagram account as just one of the girls. Took twenty years but she elevated her status to legit friend. Sheesh.

NIOP said...

It seems from reading Kate's journal in Robert's book that although she physically abused all the children, Collin received the lions share not only from her but from every female that entered or lived in that house of horrors. Babysitter she used while she was with DWTS had written authority to 'discipline' them all.
Collin's sister's (5)were allowed to hit him and they did frequently. So did the sitter when Kate was away and she hit him again when she heard about it from sitter's notes. My point is every female that lived or passed thru the front door of his home, including Jamie, yelled and hit him. He was left in windowless rooms for days. Food was withheld. Wrist Zip-tied. Overwork with outside jobs and inside chores. Not a kind word, a cuddle or a smile sent his way. Is it any wonder he might have had a break with that awful reality and snapped? Ten years of being abused?! Grown men former POW couldn't have coped with ten years of that, let alone a little boy of 18 months and upwards. It's all he's known & probably his mom lied to him about his dad not wanting to see him because he was too naughty. Maybe he thought that dad abandoned him. We know she capable of that.

OT Brownie is bragging on Twitter a few days ago about being in two Kate+8 shows...She's just beside herself with glee!

JR said...

Who talks like that about dating??? The right "avenue "???? Why do anything if it's not for the cameras...god she never stops ...her kids could care less about her getting married..she's a pathological liar...she's fishing for another show..flush her already!!

Susan1956 said...

Kate is a twit said... 124
They're still in NC. This was posted on FB at 1:30pm today. The poster lives in Mooresville, NC.
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On one hand, I think it's great that they're still on vacation as the kids deserve it, but it astounds me that Khate is opening her wallet like that as just meals out for 9 would be pretty steep. But she can afford it, especially if she grifted their accommodations. Maybe Skeevie is making her take her meds.
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Re: ideas for future birthday parties, Khate told the camera that she was done with that for the next few years as she had told the tups no more until their 16th birthday, they'd done it all, she was out of ideas, blah, blah. Nice bit of foreshadowing--no TLC, no big extravagant birthday parties.

FlimsyFlamsy said...

About the comment implying TFW may not have had the proper local resources to help her son. This is a woman who flew 3,000 miles to get her husband HAIR PLUGS -- leaving several sick toddlers to be cared for by their aunt. She has a ton of money, no job, and plenty of help. Even if she lived in a one-horse town, she had the ability to move heaven and earth to help her son.
The only thing I doubt she had was the commitment and patience to do so.

Kate is a twit said...

ET online has the clip where Kate was talking about Collin. Their article described Kate as "emotional". There was no emotion at all in that speech. And yes, it was just like she was giving a speech that she really didn't want to make.

http://www.etonline.com/tv/222314_kate_gosselin_gets_emotional_while_celebrating_the_sextuplets_birthday_without_collin_on_kate_plus_8/

Tucker's Mom said...

XXXXX πŸ’©πŸ’©πŸ’©
^^^^^
"Like" x 1000

Following the bouncing ball said...

Unfamiliar name, I know. But I'm not a troll, I promise. I'm a long-time follower who prefers reading your insights to adding my own comments.

For some reason, I totally missed TLC's statement about the future of Kate Plus 8. Could someone be so kind as to post it again here?

Tucker's Mom said...

Nicely composed statement from TLC but I don't get the feeling anything is bittersweet at ALL for that woman. It all looks sweet to me.
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Good to know that KATE is comforted. We KNOW she feels better since Colin has been disappeared.

What I find very strange is that Kate doesn't even allude to them having a separate party with Colin, or that they got to bring him presents.

Just this nebulous pablum, noun-verb gumbo.

I find filming and televising the blow-out parties and vacations to be cruel and unusual.
No one is saying that life should stop for the rest of them, but for the love of everything holy, does Kate have to broadcast how ecstatic she's been since Colin's been gone.

The upshot is that I think FINALLY, the sheep are seeing Kate for who she really is, and are finally coming to the realization that Colin wasn't put in some treatment program for the purposes of rejoining the family.
Doesn't look like he ever will be.

Sad but true said...

Following the bouncing ball said... 146

Nice to see a new name. Here you go:

http://www.multichannel.com/news/content/tlc-hopeful-more-kate-plus-8/413879

Sad but true said...

Did Kate really talk about dating on the show last night? Again? She must see that as her only other venue for staying on TV. Judging by the comments on FB and elsewhere, she is the reason many people have left off watching this show. I realize people love to watch the train wreck, but would that really support a new show? I can't imagine TLC agreeing to this.

Kate is a twit said...

It must be a blink and you miss it thing because I never saw her on the Halloween episode.
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She wore a costume so you really couldn't tell it was her. I check her IG and she posted a picture of herself in her costume. Now that I see the picture, I know who she was in the episode. Here's the picture.

https://www.instagram.com/p/BMK0nr2ARii/?taken-by=mkbrownlowauthor

The picture was posted on Saturday, October 29, so that must have been the day they filmed the episode.

Tizzie said...


Susan1956 said... 142

she had told the tups no more until their 16th birthday, they'd done it all, she was out of ideas, blah, blah
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No more parties because SHE is out of ideas? Seriously??? Even though we know it's code for no more filmed parties, it's still a pathetic excuse, especially when she has that many kids.

Kate is a twit said...

I noticed that they cut out the part where Kate sang Happy Birthday to the tups and she said Collin's name. Instead they cut to the couch interview where she gave her "speech" about Collin.

I guess they figured it would look really bad having Kate mention Collin's name during the song and then just go on with the show without saying something more.

I can just hear the producers telling Kate "but you included him in the birthday song--you HAVE to say something. Here we even wrote it down for you."

Kate is a twit said...

Sad but true said... 149
Did Kate really talk about dating on the show last night? Again?
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Yep, she mentioned it at the end of the show. You can see that part in the season preview on the TLC site. It starts at 1:39.

https://www.tlc.com/tv-shows/kate-plus-8/videos/this-season-on-kate-plus-8

She said that "now more than ever, my kids actually are getting annoyed that I'm still single. If I had the avenue, I'm all in."

"If I had the avenue"? WTF, is that supposed to mean.

If the kids are "actually" annoyed it's probably because they want Kate to have someone else to yell and scream at and just leave them alone and let them live their lives without her hovering over them.

MikeB said...

No way Kate came up with that statement about Collin. The giveaway is when she used the term "each unique child". She has never thought of them individually as evidenced by her reaction to Collin's gift to her in Mexico where she immediately said "where are the other seven" when he gave her a mother bear and cub figurine.

Re: the Durham sighting. I have no doubt Kate is pushing continued filming with Figure 8 Films. They are located in Carrboro, NC which is just outside Durham. No way that is a coincidence. The whole two-week vacation is probably a way to test out different situations with the kids for the subject of a new show. Discovery/TLC is apparently over her, so the next logical choice would be to rebrand the Gosselin family to be more like the Kardashians and get E! executives to come out and see what they could be getting. She's still got the "Growing Up Gosselin" tag line she tried to push a couple of years ago.

This wasn't a vacation, Kate would never spring for an extended trip and all the meals & activities out of her pocket. This was an audition. Poor kids.

Kate is a twit said...

I forgot to mention that at the beginning of the show, Kate had their swing set taken down. She said that she thought that where it was would be the perfect place for the tents. Of course, they didn't use that spot after all. The kids were actually quite upset about it.

She told the guys who came to take it apart that it was "old and rotted", but then she continues and says that "she wants it to go to a relative of a friend".

If it's "old and rotted" why are you giving it to someone else to use? Would there be a safety issue?

Oh, I forgot--since when does Kate care about anyone's safety except her own?

FlimsyFlamsy said...

KIAT (#150), the fact that the Halloween party was on a Saturday makes TFW's planning drama even more pathetic. She can't claim she couldn't get things done because she was busy shuttling the kids back and forth to the school bus stop, or busy helping them with her homework, or whatever other nonsense she might try to peddle. And if Brownie was there, you better believe her services were utilized
(re: exploited).

Kate is a twit said...

FlimsyFlamsy said... 156
KIAT (#150), the fact that the Halloween party was on a Saturday makes TFW's planning drama even more pathetic. She can't claim she couldn't get things done because she was busy shuttling the kids back and forth to the school bus stop, or busy helping them with her homework, or whatever other nonsense she might try to peddle. And if Brownie was there, you better believe her services were utilized
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I wouldn't be surprised if it was Brownie who actually made Leah's costume(the present). I remember during the episode Kate said something like "I made your costume and this is the thanks I get" and Leah said "you didn't even make my costume". Then Jamie put her finger to her lips as if to tell Leah "shush, we can't let the truth out".

Sad but true said...

Kate is a twit said... 157

I wouldn't be surprised if it was Brownie who actually made Leah's costume(the present). I remember during the episode Kate said something like "I made your costume and this is the thanks I get" and Leah said "you didn't even make my costume". Then Jamie put her finger to her lips as if to tell Leah "shush, we can't let the truth out".
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LOL, god forbid there be some actual reality in the realest of all reality shows! It's really pathetic what this has turned into. Unabashed fakery, all of it.

Kate is a twit said...

This wasn't a vacation, Kate would never spring for an extended trip and all the meals & activities out of her pocket. This was an audition. Poor kids.
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Maybe Figure 8 gave them the vacation as a farewell present and were probably happy to do so knowing that they wouldn't have to work with her any more.

FlimsyFlamsy said...

KIAT (#153), an AVENUE? There are billions of people on the planet who have somehow managed to mate without an "avenue." What in the blue-dilly heck is she talking about? Heifer's got nothing but time and money, and there are plenty of ways to meet single or divorced men. Go to church, volunteer, go on a hike, take a daytrip, go to a bookstore or library, go to a swap meet, start telling people to keep you in mind if they meet anyone interesting. Oh, and here's a great one: go back to nursing, and try to catch that doctor you missed 20 years ago. "Avenue?" Good grief, she's a weirdo.

Blowing In The Wind said...

Christina Mascarella‏ @cmmx1 26m26 minutes ago
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Replying to @Kateplusmy8 @TLC
I been watching sense you where pregnant with them. I can't believe there teens. Where did time go. You have done a amazing job raising them

Really? Well, isn't that interesting considering there was no show when she was pregnant with them. I wonder who she was watching!

Sheeple -- you have to love them.

NJGal51 said...

TFW can peddle all the ideas for shows she wants but if TLC has had her sign a non-compete agreement she's screwed. TLC Owns the "Kate Plus 8" brand and if they want to keep her on the back burner for future specials she's screwed. They own her and the "+8" name/brand lock, stock and barrel.

So what's left for her? I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here; Stage Moms of (PA); Real Housewives of Somewhere; Party Moms (she does love to throw parties for the kids); Too bad the kids are teens because she missed her opportunity to exploit the, on Toddlers and Tiaras.

Follow the Bouncing Ball said...

Sad but true said... 148
Nice to see a new name. Here you go:
http://www.multichannel.com/news/content/tlc-hopeful-more-kate-plus-8/413879

Thanks so much for your kind words & helping hand! Yeah, plenty to read between the lines of TLC's statement...

Terri said...

I think the main reason Kate said no more big elaborate partie until tups are 16 is because she KNOWS there will be no more filming until a Tups Turn 16 update. Since no filming it means no more TLC footing the bill.I see right through her.

GollyGee said...

KIAT said...157

I wouldn't be surprised if it was Brownie who actually made Leah's costume(the present). I remember during the episode Kate said something like "I made your costume and this is the thanks I get" and Leah said "you didn't even make my costume". Then Jamie put her finger to her lips as if to tell Leah "shush, we can't let the truth out".

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Wow. WTG, TFW.

What a horrible thing to do to your child about a costume and her sidekick Jamie helping her kept it under wraps.

Leah sent her mother the link to the costume in plenty of time to buy for the party. She didn't even look at the link, and didn't buy it.

Then she had the big meltdown of the present costume trying to put it together. All for the cameras.

NOW it comes out that Brownie or someone else made it because Leah said to her mother, You didn't even make it!

Then Jamie, TFW's sidepiece, oops! sidekick puts her finger on her lips and SHUSHED HER! WTH?

Can't let that secret get out.

Way to go, FW. You love to sadistically hurt and berate your children every day. It will stop one day.

Your control will be out the window, and it is starting to kick into high gear because Cara didn't film the Halloween show. More to follow.

I am so proud of her.

She is a horrible mother.

GollyGee said...

Does she even realize that if it is old and rotten that it would be dangerous?

What if a child got hurt on it?

The swing wasn't any use to HER anymore and couldn't help HER so the swing got put on the curb for the trash. IMO.

I hate it for the kids that they got so upset about removing the swing set JUST TO PUT UP A COUPLE OF TENTS!

They live on 26 ACRES! There is plenty of room.

Confused said...

MikeB said... 154
No way Kate came up with that statement about Collin.
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I agree. That statement was written for her. If it had been her words she would have said "like" several times, for one thing.

Regarding having Figure 8 do more filming, then what? Would Figure 8 try and sell it to another network? I can't imaging that, and I can't imagine Figure 8 is paying for a two week vacation for her and the kids unless they already have another network signed up. Of course, Kate paying for a two week vacation seems impossible as well.

Layla said...

I thought at first that this trip may have been paid for in advance as a filming opportunity, but there's no way TLC was shelling out for them to vacation for this long. Lately it's been 3-4 days of nonstop filming and then home. It's also hard to imagine that she'd pay herself. I think the idea that she's trying to work something out with Figure 8 is right on the mark. She wants to stay on TV, and she has long claimed to be a producer. She's trying to brainstorm new show ideas, and/or sell herself as a producer for other shows. She'd uproot the kids in a heartbeat and move to NC to be near Figure 8 if it kept her on TV. However--I doubt that Figure 8 will do any filming without someone paying for it. They get money from places like TLC to film X number of episodes of a show. They wouldn't film Kate and the kids (and then send the footage out to try to get some network to take the show) without someone picking up the tab in advance. Nobody wanted it in 2011, and even fewer would want it now with this long run of bad ratings.

One thing for sure, she has no intention of going away and living a quiet life. The kids are growing up fast, and there's not much of their childhoods left for her to sell. She'll be frantically looking for a buyer for these last few years that she can still sign for them and take their pay.


Tucker's Mom said...

It's very hard to believe. He is such a sweet, passive boy. But, assuming the worst, she can't pull a Duggar and put the perp over the rest of the kids like they did. I agree with that.

But I also have to say, exactly where did she fail him and where could she have prevented things from getting so extreme?

Just looking at how she allows the siblings to run roughshod all over each other, plus the stress of filming, and alienating Jon, she was playing some dangerous odds hoping nobody would ever lose it. If she is not getting just as much therapy as she is, then she is a tool.
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It would not be surprising for a kid to act out physically due to the stress of parental discord, divorce, totally hateful lack of co-parenting and the cherry on top: filming and being in the public eye.
At some point, Kate made the decision that continuing filming and fame whoring was more important than circling the wagons around her children and shutting the shit show down.

Cameras-out.
Tabloids-done.
TV rounds- done.

Kate chose what was most expedient to continue being on television. Period.

The remaining question which Kate will probably never answer honesty is, "Why on God's green earth would you not reach out to your troubled boy's father and at least try to hand over custody and treatment before you sent him away for good?"

Colin is never darkening her door again.

Tucker's Mom said...

Kate is a twit said... 113
I hate to say this, but after re-reading Kate's statement about Collin, it almost comes off an obituary.
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There's been a finality to Kate's decision which she's purposefully obfuscated for over a year now, and I think that is that Kate's decision was to re-home/institutionalize Colin until he ages out or chooses emancipation.
If anyone believes the goal of Colin leaving was treatment so that he could rejoin the family, they are a fool.

Kate is a twit said...

Remember that ET clip about Kate plus 8 where the hosts said the show was cancelled back in September? Here's the clip for a refresher:

http://www.etonline.com/media/video/kate_plus_eight_preview_the_gosselin_kids_wreak_havoc_as_the_sextuplets_celerate_13th_birthday-221022/

Well, I think I just figured out why the hosts said that the show was cancelled back in September. I was googling Kate plus 8 and came across this article that was posted on People.com.

http://people.com/tv/kate-gosselins-kate-plus-8-canceled-by-tlc/

People apparently re-printed their old article about the 2011 cancellation and posted it with the date of September 23, 2016. You know it's an old article because they state Kate's age as 36.

I think People has done this before, not just articles about Kate, but also about other people.

So the ET hosts probably saw that article and assumed it was current.

BTW, someone(Kate Coyne?) at People must have been following Kate's twitter feed last night and saw all the questions about Collin, because 5 minutes before the show ended last night they tweeted their article about Collin's appearance in the Game Night episode in which they explained why he was in that episode and not others.

People Magazine@people 13 hours ago
The Reason Behind Collin Gosselin's Rare #KatePlus8 Appearance

https://twitter.com/people/status/889680566936842240

Kate's not the only one exploiting Collin's absence.

Tucker's Mom said...

The way she talked about Collin it's like she was talking about someone who had passed away.
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I think that's Kate subconsciously revealing that her decision made LONG ago, was permanent.
Kate cuts people off and she's done.

Tucker's Mom said...

Just a slight hint not being alone in the near future.
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What was this hint?
Kate's revealing that she was cozy on the sofa with Steve watching telly at 11pm was a wink and a nod, me thinks ;-0

If Steve is still married, his wife is either crazy or simply doesn't give a flip.

Tucker's Mom said...

Kate must be feeling pretty anxious right now. It's no fun sitting by the phone, waiting for a call that may never come.
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Maybe Kate realizes that Kate Plus 8 is over forever, with Colin gone.
She squeezed every last drop from the show and now has to rebrand, come up with a new show, or come out the closet with Steve.
She's down, but she's not out.

That said, I hope the kids are OUT.

Tucker's Mom said...

I'm starting to think that they're mostly just worried about the optics of letting the family go at this point. They've been with them for so long, they might worry it looks a little cold on their part to suddenly cut off filming.
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And why would TLC burn that bridge? I'm sure TLC could do specials from time to time and get some bang for their buck.
Kate will most likely be amenable, so why get rid of her?
We can guess what kids will either be eager to appear on tv again, or will capitulate out of expediency.

Tucker's Mom said...

Anonymous said... 120
That's the first I've heard about possibly injuring one of his siblings. But thinking back, didn't one of the girls (can't remember which one) have a broken wrist or arm around the time Collin went missing.
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She was injured in gym class and I do believe that isn't a lie since there would be witnesses to corroborate.

The thing is, I really wonder IF Colin did get physical with a sibling (I'm guessing a girl) if it was any worse than the girls assaulting the boys.
Some boys will show great restraint, and others are going to shove and hit back.

Tucker's Mom said...

I just don't believe at this point that Colin is some Damien creature standing over his siblings' beds with scissors in hand.

Tucker's Mom said...

Her fans and viewers actually care about this child, difficult as that is for her to grasp. He's the real boy that he is. This is not an actor, THAT'S the difference.
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There have been plenty of fans asking, worrying about Colin.
Kate can't have it both ways.
Pay her for selling her kids privacy, but the fans don't get to ask any questions when an 11-year old goes missing.
He's 13 now!
It's nuts to think people won't ask or feel that they are owed an explanation when I child disappears.

As Admin is saying, Kate opened this door and let the genie out of the bottle.
No one wants a diagnosis or exact location and treatment plan complete with what he does, where he goes and who he sees.
Fans want to know that he's ok and mostly, that he's coming come.

If you find fault with that, tough.

Tucker's Mom said...

. If this happened, I'm sure it has nothing to do with feeling ill-will toward the sibling and everything to do with the choices Kate has made for him. The sibling is collateral damage to the bigger issue, her terrible parenting.
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Very important distinction. So many other things could have been altered before a child is sent away for good.

But, as Kate has shown us, she will use her kids to get what she wants and I'm sure she'd say that sending Colin away was/is for the safety and future of her remaining 7.

Tucker's Mom said...

Susan1956 said... 128
It will be interesting to see the ratings. I doubt TLC will bite & authorize more filming even if she & Steve are a couple.
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I have no doubt whatsoever that TLC is fully aware of what's going on between Kate and Steve, further, that they have controlled their exposure, edited around them and urged her to not go public so her single-mother-done-been-wronged-by-horrible-skirt-chasing-Jon-Gosselin-brand and image would not be tarnished.

Now that Colin is gone, there is no 8. What's to lose?

Tucker's Mom said...

Cut me a break with the lack of resources. It's not a third world country.
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OMG, Kate doesn't live next to a meth lab in Appalachia!
WTH?

Tucker's Mom said...

Yeah, what admin said! Now excuse me while I shovel out the outhouse.I hated to see them discontinue the Sears catalog. Those pages were so much better than Charmin.
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Awww, the Sears catalog! Every kids dreams and hopes in those dog-eared pages!

Tucker's Mom said...

It may actually be one of the few states where the rural areas are more upper crust than cities. There's a lot of old money there--not millions, billions. Heard of the duponts? You guessed it, rural PA. Kate is without a doubt living in a very one precenter part of the country. Her choice.
^^^
Bucks County-Lovely!
Still wish I could move back.

Confused said...

NIOP said... 140
My point is every female that lived or passed thru the front door of his home, including Jamie, yelled and hit him. He was left in windowless rooms for days. Food was withheld. Wrist Zip-tied.
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Where is this stated?

Tucker's Mom said...

Re: ideas for future birthday parties, Khate told the camera that she was done with that for the next few years as she had told the tups no more until their 16th birthday, they'd done it all, she was out of ideas, blah, blah. Nice bit of foreshadowing--no TLC, no big extravagant birthday parties.
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Better get Colin back by his 16th birthday!
Kate is so transparent. She's not out of ideas. She's out of a contract.

Tucker's Mom said...

FlimsyFlamsy said... 143
About the comment implying TFW may not have had the proper local resources to help her son. This is a woman who flew 3,000 miles to get her husband HAIR PLUGS
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BLAM!

Sad but true said...

FlimsyFlamsy said... 160

If she wanted someone besides Steve, she would have availed herself of any/all of those "avenues" prior to now. There is no longer any question in my mind that they are a couple. And only the countless lies she's told about that relationship for years are stopping her from making it public.

Tucker's Mom said...

Following the bouncing ball said... 146
Unfamiliar name, I know. But I'm not a troll, I promise. I'm a long-time follower who prefers reading your insights to adding my own comments.
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I like your Nom de Screen ;-)
Hope you post more. Welcome.

Tucker's Mom said...

Cheezus, you should have warned me first!!
https://www.instagram.com/p/BMK0nr2ARii/?taken-by=mkbrownlowauthor

Actually, it's a great costume and really cool makeup.
She looks like a Mummer on New Year's Day!
Kate would never do an "ugly" Halloween costume.

Tucker's Mom said...

"If I had the avenue"? WTF, is that supposed to mean.
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More word-shaped noise coming from her face hole.

Dmasy said...

The documentary on Diana last night was quite moving. Those boys loved her and their brother relationship seems so grounded. William calls his wife Katherine rather than Kate. His voice softens when he speaks of her and of his children. Many photos that I had never seen before were shown.

Tucker's Mom said...

This wasn't a vacation, Kate would never spring for an extended trip and all the meals & activities out of her pocket. This was an audition. Poor kids.
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I agree.
I also thought that Kate and Steve might be relocating the "family".

Layla said...

Dmasy (190)
I was just reading a story about how Diana's title was stripped (by Charles' insistence) after the divorce. That meant she would have to curtsy to all the "real" royals. Williams told her not to worry, that when he became king he would restore her title. So moving! There was such love between Diana and her sons.

So what it looks like is, TLC cut this season short and told Kate they would be taking a break from filming for awhile. I'm sure they discussed the reasons--bad press over C missing, low ratings, etc--but left open the door to film in the future maybe for milestone events like the tups' 16th birthday. To Kate, she would reject all the stated reasons--Collin? Ratings? Who cares! She wants to film! In her mind, there is no good reason to stop or even pause filming, so she's thinking that this little "pause" is just for a few weeks or months. Mind over matter. No never means no to her, remember? Bring on the cameras!

Tucker's Mom said...

Terri said... 164
I think the main reason Kate said no more big elaborate partie until tups are 16 is because she KNOWS there will be no more filming until a Tups Turn 16 update. Since no filming it means no more TLC footing the bill.I see right through her.
July 25, 2017 at 7:55 AM
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Kate will have no more birthday ideas until TLC films again just like there will be no available beachfront mansions to rent in Bald Head Island until TLC pays Kate to continue their "annual tradition".

FlimsyFlamsy said...

Dmasy (#191), I'm so looking forward to watching the show. I just need to make sure I have plenty of tissues at the ready.

I didn't watch Diana's funeral. I just taped it for posterity and put the tape away.

Layla said...

Yes, Kate flew 3000 miles away to get Jon hair plugs, and she also travels to New York City just to get her hair done, went to New Jersey (I think) to get her tummy tuck. She has no problem traveling when it's for her. It shouldn't be a problem to travel a bit to get help for her son. Of course, this is Kate. In her mind, her hair might be more important than her child. Priorities, ya know?

NJGal51 said...


Actually, it's a great costume and really cool makeup.
She looks like a Mummer on New Year's Day!
Kate would never do an "ugly" Halloween costume.
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I thought it was a good costume also and thought it looked very "Day of the Dead" sugar skull.

As far as TFW and Steve being a couple, yeah I've thought that for a long time but then you have to wonder how they were able to keep it under wraps for so long. I mean, if I were Jon and knew this to be fact, I'd be letting someone in on it. He was branded as the bastard who cheated on his wife with her blessing. Tit for tat IMO.

Tucker's Mom said...

Maybe Kate and Steve are expensing part of the vacation, considering it business related.

Formerly Duped said...

Dmasy, I hope to see the Diana program On Demand. I think she was a marvelous mother and brave compassionate woman. Being in the Royal Family had its effect on her but she rose above it.She would be proud of her sons and grandchildren today.

Tucker's Mom said...

One thing for sure, she has no intention of going away and living a quiet life. The kids are growing up fast, and there's not much of their childhoods left for her to sell. She'll be frantically looking for a buyer for these last few years that she can still sign for them and take their pay.
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If Kate thought she was done with filming, like she did when TLC cancelled her show a few years ago, she'd be crying about piecing and patching.
But, she's not.
You're right. Kate has a few more years to eke out filming those kids and I think she'd move to NC in a heartbeat.

After all, PA is sooooo over! How many barns with hex signs does one need!!

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