Thursday, April 30, 2009

Watch "Favorite & Embarrassing Moments" HERE, Back To Basics: Love & Support For Jon & Kate Plus 8

Hello Gosselin fans! I have to apologize to the fans of the show and this blog... After the barrage of negative comments by the FANS wanting to not have this site turned into another nasty debate site, I wanted to get back to the main premise of this blog. As fans of the show our hearts break to hear any negative strife between both Jon & Kate. But the question is how do we know if any of this is true based on photos and lies in the media that start directly from blogs fueling the fire?? Nothing would be more heartbreaking than to think the haters could manipulate the media and try to destroy this family. My goal here, is just to continue to pray and support the Gosselins and show solidarity and support.

UPDATE: If anyone goes to the PA Woman's Show please e-mail me!

People Magazine: Jon did NOT Flirt With College Girls In Feb.

In February, Jon was spotted hanging out with a couple of female college students from Juanita College, located near his hometown in Pennsylvania. People Magazine, tells the REAL story:

But a couple of girls who met Jon that night said he didn't flirt with anyone. "He was very well-behaved, a gentleman," Alex-Rae Campbell, a college student who attended the party, told PEOPLE. "He talked more about his wife than his kids. He was very friendly, very approachable."

Kate Gosselin: "Bible Believing Christian" That Hopes To Inspire Moms

The TV mom also addresses the stress on a marriage when you're parents to so many little ones. Kate told Today's Christian Woman, "When the babies were born, I was well aware that our marriage could crumble. It was close to doing so at times. ... Even though the issues have changed, it's never gotten easier. But Jon and I are more determined than ever that we're in this together. We've told our kids many times that we're always going to be a family. There are no other options."

Eight Little Faces #5 On NY Times Best Seller List
Associated Content: Are These Rumors Out Of Control?
Entertainment Weekly: "Being out...late at night showed poor judgment on my part."

Watch Jon & Kate Plus 8 "Favorite & Embarrassing Moments" Here!

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

EXCLUSIVE: You Decide.....Jon Gosselin In US Magazine

Hello Gosselin fans! I always try to be the first one out there with all that is Jon & Kate Gosselin, good or bad, for you to review. Lately I realized that I am basically giving you just my thoughts on how I feel about Jon going out and living his life not realizing how badly things can get twisted. And now that the show is so huge I don't know how he could think that he can go to a bar like the rest of us and not have it splashed across a tabloid and be made into a huge spectacle. You can read the article HERE. I didn't post it all because ALOT is speculation. I would like you to share your own thoughts....

The new issue of Us Weekly has shocking, exclusive pictures of the Jon & Kate Plus 8 dad leaving a club at 2 a.m. -- with a mystery woman and without his wedding band.

Jon Gosselin arrived at the club at 11:20 p.m. and by 2 a.m. "could barely walk" as he exited the less-public back entrance of Legends Lounge -- near the family's $1.3-million home in Wernersville, Pennsylvania -- on April 18, a fellow partier tells Us Weekly.

Where was his wife Kate -- known for her insults and who famously once berated him for breathing on the show? Nearly 2,000 miles away, promoting her book Eight Little Faces in Bellevue, Washington. While TLC had no comment on the story or the couple's marital status, Jon sent an emailed statement to Us.

"I went to Legends to speak to the owner. A friend of mine wanted to check out my car, so I let her drive it to her car," he says. "Yes, I have female friends -- but that is all she is. I'm not going to end my friendships just because I'm on TV."

UPDATE: Jon has made another statement: Read HERE. Thanks! 3KMOM!

"However, being out with them late at night, showed poor judgment on my part. What makes me sick, is that my careless behavior has put my family in this uncomfortable position. My family is the most important thing in my life and it kills me that these allegations have hurt them."

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Jon & Kate In Life & Style and In Touch Magazine, Watch Jon & Kate Go Green Here!

Hello Gosselin fans! This is the longest posting gap in a while and for that I am truly sorry. My eldest child celebrated her 8th birthday yesterday. I feel really old now. I remember just yesterday begging the doctors to let me come to the hospital a day early so that she didn't arrive on my wedding anniversary. I was all hormonal crazy about special days or something... She made it 11 minutes under the wire. Its been so beautiful this weekend and normally its cold and raining, so this was such a treat. I celebrated 10 years of wedded bliss today. Ok maybe not all bliss, but he is truly a gem that needs to be appreciated more..I'm working on it ;) I received alot of messages for those fans that actually count on this blog here to watch their favorites. Again, I will be working on a place where you can see them all here at your convenience. Also, Kate was in North Carolina, Georgia & Florida this weekend.. Let me know all your stories about meeting Kate either in the comments section or via e-mail if you have pictures!

Jon & Kate In In Touch Magazine

A few of you wrote me about this article. And while they both look really great, I would pay much mind to the re-hashed gossip that's on it. Everyone goes through marriage trouble, and I feel for those that have to go through it on TV for millions to snark over.....

Jon & Kate Interesting Life And Style Interview

See it HERE. Why are there rumors flying around that Kate wants to adopt a child from Hawaii. Tell me what you think. I'm not buying it......

Watch Jon & Kate Plus 8 Go Green HERE!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Jon & Kate Plus Sustainabilit-eight, Earth Day Network, Boy's Day Out

Hello Gosselin Fans How was your EARTH DAY? There was a big response to the "Earth Day" Jon & Kate episode. The emails that I received were overwhelming, it really seemed people were excited about seeing a new show. What wasn't exciting was the feeling that most were hoping that this show was going to be some sort of new Epiphany of sorts. New happy Kate, excitement over going green. Making you feel like running around the house shutting lights, recycling and hitting the roof to do some solar panels. One of the biggest gripes was that it didn't really get us pumped to save the world. Or at least really do some soul searching for Earth Day.

I was kinda confused that so many expected so much from the show. There were so many negative comments centered around Kate using Styrofoam cups (I thought they were paper?) and the paper she used, it was muddling the whole point of the show. Why does this family have to be so perfect in peoples eyes! I found the show very helpful and insightful. But more had to do with Kate's "less than stellar" enthusiasm for helping the environment. But as Earth Day once again comes and goes once again on its 39th anniversary, how much of us will truly retain any of the excitement ourselves?

Jon & Kate Plus Sustainabilit-eight

This article from talked about how the episode had many helpful tips. One on them was wishing Kate would get more excited about the Earth (lol):

"In between installing solar panels for electricity, solar thermal panels to heat the gallons of hot water they use for laundry and bathing, and LCD lighting to conserve energy, Steve and crew elaborated on the natural resources needed to maintain a family the size of the Gosselins, and how to reduce their carbon footprint. I'm glad that Discovery Communications decided to do this show, but I just wish that Kate had been more excited about it. So she has some emotional baggage from her father never completing home repair projects, but try to show a little enthusiasm about helping the environment so that those of us at home might be inspired to go green like the Gosselins."

Happy Earth Day!

In honor of Earth Day I wanted to have some relating sites if you feel the need to go GREEN. Earth Day Network will tell you all you need to know.. Feel the need to watch it in a movie? Check out Disney Nature's new movie EARTH.

Watch Boy's Day Out Here!

This is for Kate (another one) who asked to see this particular video. If you have one you would like to see, e-mail me and I try to put some on my posts for you...

Monday, April 20, 2009

Jon & Kate Plus 8 Go Green Special

Hello Gosselin Fans! I know I have been talking about the website, but haven't had much time to work on it. After all the excitement this week I will be working hard on its debut for the new season. Again, I will let you know when I switch over and I hope that you will continue to go through the hundreds of posts here. I really loved Ken Tuckers Review of the show and have included it below.....

I happen to really like the episode. I'm really like Kate in the fact that having a tons of people at my house doing projects is never my cup of tea. Also having someone like Steve and his made-for-TV personality trying to push me to turn green would probably give me a headache. But I loved that Kate was her usual "self". I also found it interesting that this was done on Valentines Day, when Jon was apparently all over the place.. I had actually met Kate 2 days prior and overheard her say to the couple in front of us that she was excited for Valentines Day and "all that was going on". Now back then I had no idea what that was, and I was really confused when people were claiming Jon was bar hopping around that time.. So perhaps in made sense that she was anticipating her roof jewelry the following day! Either way, looked like there was ALOT going on at the time, and she did terribly miss her kids. How cute was Alexis singing her song? :) I was soo happy to see the cards that she made the kids..But where were this years cute Pottery Barn Mailboxes?

Jon & Kate Go Green: Warm Results~
Ken Tucker EW.COM

"Since I never identify with Kate Gosselin more than when someone invades the family's domain to make a repair or do some renovating -- all that mess! all that ceding control to outsiders! -- last night's special Jon & Kate Plus 8 Go Green! was highly satisfying. With the help of Steve Thomas, host of Renovation Nation and formerly of This Old House, the Gosselin clan had some energy-efficiency added to their new house. Solar panels, stuff attached to the roof to heat their water -- I'm not going to pretend I understood much of it; I'm not a "handy" guy.

But the interaction between man-of-action Steve and woman-of-caution Kate was priceless. Coaxing her up into the "lift" to see the solar panels being installed, Steve seemed disappointed that Kate was (a) not "excited about seeing a solar panel" and (b) kind of afraid of heights. Me too, on both counts. When Steve extolled the virtues of eco-economics, Kate pointed out that his spiel was so dull, most of it would be edited out... and it was! She was right. "It's more fun to mock you, to be honest," Kate said. Honesty is her finest virtue. Her jokes are better, too. When Steve told Jon he was going to be the project's "stud finder," he actually seemed disappointed that Jon didn't snicker at that old home-improvement chestnut.

For a special that could have been deadly dull, Go Green! was rendered fun by Kate's skepticism and the kids' reliable adorableness. Hearing little Leah singing to herself, eavesdropping as the kids called the cherrypicker in their driveway a "blueberry truck": this is the stuff that Jon & Kate does best. The work Jon did alongside Steve Thomas' crew didn't look like easy stuff, either. All in all, it made me look forward to a season of new, "regular" episodes."

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Kate VS. Susan Boyle? Pleasant Hill Book Signing, Audiences Focus On Growing Families, TLC GOING GREEN Video & More

Hello Gosselin fans! So sorry that the posts have been so sparse lately, but this week is really crazy for me. I'm working on top of my family coming next week for my eldest daughters birthday. We all know it takes ALOT to get things ready when the whole family is in town! But I have received so many e-mails regarding all the fun so many had seeing Kate while she's in California I thought I would share some. I am super excited myself that we are taking our first trip ourselves to CA soon! Ive always wanted to go. Ugh but trying to fit all we want to do in a week is crazy! Next stop on Kate's tour is Washington for the last of the West Coast Dates then to New York!!! Tomorrow night is the BIG TLC Earth Day Programming including the new show..I'm super psyched about it! UPDATE: I added SEVERAL new Florida dates for those that were asking about Kate appearances! Please check the updated appearance list for a town near you!

Kate Book Signing In Pleasant Hill, CA:
Thanks for the review and pics Cheyenne & Miriam!


"Hey Baby Mama! Today was the Pleasant Hill book signing and my friend and I drove the 100 miles to go see Kate! We ended up getting there around 4:00pm and had to wait those 3 long hours until Kate got there. Normally it would have been bearable but it got sooooo hot! Luckily the workers in the Border's cafe was kind enough to bring out small drinks to everyone. We weren't that far back in line (we were very close to the door) and when we got there we got our wristbands. In the line my friend and I were inbetween this very nice couple who had a singleton and quads (who were absolutely ADORABLE) and an old woman who seemed more ecstatic than us to meet Kate. (Rumor also had it that Jon and the kids were there, but I heard that from the older woman next to me so who knows).
Anyway, around 6:45 they allowed everyone with the pink wristbands to walk in. The line went really fast and we had now moved up to second in line due to the red wristbands. So, as we're waiting in line, you actually pass Kate (you had to loop around to the table though) and -sigh- she looked gorgeous! I had been thinking she was looking much to thin recently, but in person she definitely looks like she has a bit more weight on her.
It takes 3, maybe 5 minutes for us to loop around to the point where there was just one person ahead of us! Finally it was my time to get up and have Kate sign my book! She was extremely nice and I was just so nervous I couldn't say anything! I couldn't believe that Kate, THE Kate Gosselin, was right in front of me! I think I blurted out a 'Hello. Thank you so much!' and then kindly asked if she could sign 'Hi twins' at the bottom for my sisters. She just nodded her head and wrote it after her signature, and even added a smile face! Then it was my time to move on and I thanked her once again. It seemed like such a blur but she was so nice and always smiling."


"There she was, walking right through the store, accompanied by her security guards. It was 7, and people immediately started
getting their books signed. I heard people who had gotten their books signed already saying she was so gorgeous and nice. We finally got to the front of the line, and it was surreal seeing her in person. She really was gorgeous. I had planned tell her she was such a good mom and I hoped to be as good a mom as her one day, but I became tongue tied as she was signing my book and only managed to say thank you. Although you were not allowed to take posed pictures, my mom took a pretty good picture of me with her as she was signing my book. She was so nice, and she asked me if my mom got the picture. This was one of the best days of my life, and thank you so much for your wonderful blog. If you did not post her upcoming appearances , I would have never know she was going to be in my area."

Kate Gosselin VS. Susan Boyle ??

Why you ask? Yeah I questioned it too. But David Zurawik from the couldnt help but ask the question....Could people really be more interested in Kate Gosselin than Susan Boyle? Why his articles about the talent that is Ms. Boyle was just a puddle compared to the oceans of responses he gets when he posts an article on Kate? The answer is HECK YES! Why? Well let me read you my response to him and tell me what you think:

"I decided to link your page on my Jon & Kate fan site. Although I had never heard of this woman up until your article, I don't know how these two women can even be compared. The only similarity I see is that their rise to fame was both a quick one. Jon & Kate have millions of fans and have been on TV for a while now. Kate has become a celebrity in her own right as an author of three books. With that come people that feel the need out of sheer jealousy to write horrible things about her simply because she is no longer relateable because of her wealth. The shows success suddenly wasn't about the adorable kids, but recaps on how date Kate berate her own husband. People seem to think that just because she is on TV, that he life can be judged and criticized just because someone feels that they could do better.

Susan Boyle is being praised for her beautiful voice and Kate is being berated because of her new found wealth and unrelateable fame. They wouldn't be more different, but yet you question for the sake of publicity of your own blog..ohh why does Kate get more hits?? For the obvious reason that people love to snark and hate. Give Susan Boyle a makeover, a fancy car & a new house with a recording contract and watch the snakes hiss.

To encour
age on your blog to "ohh please lets all SET THE RECORD STRAIGHT so we all know that you HATE Kate" is doing what every other hate site does, which is actually hand out the matches to watch the flame get higher. I have linked several of your pieces on the Gosselins to our site and have always enjoyed your articles. But comparing them is very unfair."

Audiences Focus On Growing Families

I found this really good article from the website that was asking the questions most of us were wondering with all these new and upcoming reality shows featuring large families......

"Now in its fourth season and just renewed for a fifth, “Jon and Kate” has viewers who have grown to love watching the family deal with the daily stresses and joys of raising a large number of children. Is it because, dealing with today’s economic recession, people are intrigued to see how these families are able to support themselves? Or, is the public interested simply because they do not have to take care of that many children and find solace in having a significantly smaller family?

A lot of time is put into taking care of a normal-sized family, and even more with a large family, so viewers are most likely interested in seeing how these families live day-to-day compared to theirs. Are these families doing these shows just to get publicity and free help? The Gosselins have said that they’re doing the show not for free benefits, but because it’s “what’s best for their kids.”

There’re also r
umors of the “Octo-Mom” getting a reality show in order to pay the bills. For whatever reason they choose to continue, these families are reaping the benefits of putting their families on the airwaves."

TLC's Jon & Kate Plus 8 GOING GREEN Video & More

TLC has alot of great never-seen before snippets and videos. To see more to prepare for the Earth Day Special as well as slideshows & projects you can do yourself GO TO TLC!

The BEST Part of Our Day: Rare Websode Courtesy of Disneydancer96
Want to see all the never-before-seen websodes.. go to the TLC Link

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

"Moms Gone Wild" For Kate Gosselin in California

Hello Gosselin Fans! Today is crazy busy, but since I have gotten so many e-mails with articles regarding Kate in Glendale CA., I thought I would share a few. I will post as much of them as I can throughout the week. Again feel free to e-mail me your stories because I love to hear them and see all of your great photos! I will also be updating a new list of scheduled appearances so keep checking back! (Someone had also mentioned that Kate was scheduled to appear at a Sam's Club the same day from 7-9pm. If any of you went e-mail me!) I thought I would share part of an e-mail from Emily. Thank you so much for being a fan of my blog and for the great photos!

"Glendale is about a 45 minute drive from where I live, and I am on
spring break so my parents let me go meet Kate and bring a friend! It was probably the best day of my life!! Kate looked gorgeous (as usual) and very happy! She was so nice and I wish that I had longer than about 1 minute to talk to her :(. Anyways, I am so excited for the "Going Green" episode on Sunday! Thank you again for having your wonderful fan site....without it I would never have met Kate!!"


"Moms Gone Wild" For Kate Gosselin: See Video of Kate's entrance and one woman's view on

Momlogic's Andrea:
I scored one of the hottest tickets in town -- a book signing of a famous blond who's life is constantly documented by cameras following her every move. No, it's not Madonna or J.K. Rowling. It was Kate Gosselin. Yep, that's right, just a reality star -- but holy cow, people came out in droves to meet her on her "Multiple Bles8ings" book tour at Barnes and Noble in Glendale, California.

The store was packed with moms, young girls, stay-at-home dad, plenty of babies and a fair amount of twins. Based on the size of the crowd -- which was huge -- I had no doubt if Nadya Suleman had octoplets in hopes of landing a TV show and becoming famous, she might be on to something.

Kate Gosselin: of Americana The Beautiful: on Just

Jon & Kate Plus 8 star Kate Gosselin attends a signing for her books“Eight Little Faces” and “Multiple Bles8ings” at Barnes & Noble at the Americana on Tuesday (April 14) in Glendale, Calif. There were 400+ people at the book signing. The fifth season of Jon & Kate Plus 8 has already started filming. The Gosselin family returns to TLC on May 25 but a green special will be airing April 19. 15+ pictures of Kate Gosselin at her book signing…

'Jon & Kate Plus 8' Star Attracts Hundreds Of Fans To California Book Signing: EW.COM

"Many women were so determined to get a photo with Gosselin that a book with her signature seemed of little importance to them. But the occasional fan did manage to use her oh-so-brief time in Gosselin's presence to shower effusive praise. "I make my boyfriend miss Heroes so I can watch your show!" exclaimed one rabid fan. "You're so beautiful!" said another. "You are like Hollywood!" The tall and slender Gosselin, who was wearing white pants, a leopard-spotted blouse, and three-inch cork heels, just smiled and said "thank you." She always made sure, however, to say something special about any baby who came her way. "Just drop her off with me!" she said of a three-week-old baby named Morgan. "I'll give her back at night."

Monday, April 13, 2009

Season 4 At, Shoe Of The Week, The Masche Sextuplets Coming Soon, Gymboree Not Giving It Away?

One.....more....step..Hello Gosselin Fans! Well as sick and exhausted as I was I actually did it. I walked the race for Stroller Strides and it was well worth it! When my friend told me she bought one of the Franchises I didn't think it would do well. But she has since expanded and doing great. Its important, at least if your a first time stay-at-home mom, to network and find places like Gymboree Play & Learn to find like minded women in your same situation. The library also works well and its free. Stroller Strides gets you together to exercise. I know I still have my size 8 jeans in the closet (pre-babies) and I can proudly say I'm back down to a (OK a bit snug) ten. I am confident that even just by cutting my portions and only snacking with the healthy stuff at night I will get there soon. Today even as sick as I was I walked my 2 miles and I could easily do more! Need walking help at a pace for you? please try Leslie Sansone's site or try a weight loss forum...

Shoe Of The Week: Cole Haan 'Air Genevieve' Wedge Sandal

Recently, I gave it to a nasty site when I was told a link to of a photo taken from HERE was on their site just to bash it. They did an entire post on what they called "Hooker Shoes" that she was wearing. Its obvious that no one there knows the wonderful that is Cole Haan. I own the Genevieve bag and their are super comfortable. I can see why Kate chose them.
You can purchase them for at The Air Pixie is also a favorite of mine.

Unanswered Question of The Week:

"I am a HUGE fan of the show and YOUR blog. I have all of the J&K Plus 8 DVD’s (season 1, 2, and 3) and can’t wait for Season 4 to be released. I have traced all of the episodes from my TIVO to the DVD’s except for the Disney special. Am I missing something? Do you know if this episode was ever released?

So I looked and shes correct. Season One is complete but Season Two on the combined DVD is not. The Missing Episodes Are:
- A Day At The Zoo (Season 2, Episode 10)
- Hit The Road (Season 2, Episode 11)
- How It All Began (Season 2, Episode 12)

So does anyone have the DVD's separate and are all the episodes there? Let me know, thanks! You can purchase season 4 NOW by clicking the Amazon link to the right...

The Masche Sextuplets Coming In June

OK, so before I discuss the Overabundance of multiples shows out there, he comes another in June "The Masche Sextuplets." Now the fight about Jon & Kate exploiting their kids, how is it now valid? When one after another these large families are rolling out shows hoping to get some of the wealth the Gosselins now have? The List of the shows that have aired and the upcoming ones can be found HERE: UPDATE: The new WE.TV site for the Masche's new show..

"The family decided to do the show because they thought it was the perfect opportunity to document all six of their children’s lives. The show will follow the family and show how Bryan and Jenny Masche raise their three boys, Blake, Cole, and Grant and their three girls, Savannah, Molli, and Bailey, while still managing to keep full-time jobs. The family lives by themselves and manages to do everything by themselves; the only help the family does receive is from the sextuplets’ grandparents. To manage this, Bryan and Jenny have to maintain different work schedules. Brian works during the day as a pharmaceutical sales rep and Jenny works the night shift in the ER of Kingman Regional Medical Center as a physician’s assistant."

I'm thinking that once again they found a pretty blond mom and more cute kids and they're hoping for another hit show. Lets see how long it takes Jenny to quit her Medical Job once the money they pray for comes in and I guarantee we will be flooded with more bad sites just for them. The haters need to spread the wealth............

Gymboree Working Hard To Regain Footing

Speaking of Gymboree, I was sent this article about Gymboree trying to regain its footing after a rough year. You can read it HERE. And while I'm still trying to confirm where someone saw that Gymboree DOES NOT give the Gosselins free clothes, this is an interesting read nonetheless. I am a HUGE fan of this store and I can tell you first hand that they DID take all rhinestone clothes of the shelf for a particular line and we just got the first new collection of Gymmies in the store that completely passed the safety inspections. Gymboree could never be to careful and I'm proud of them for that!

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Happy Easter, Happy Passover From The Jon & Kate Gosselin Fan Site!

Hello Gosselin fans! Yep its 1am here. I worked during the day and spent the night hiding plastic eggs with goodies inside, finishing up large stuffed Easter baskets and getting all outfits prepared for church. Tomorrow will be a busy hectic day. But Easter for us is more like Christmas. Lots of visiting, eating, and presents for the kids. They are so excited. I am just, well as Kate says "exhausted!". I want to wish everyone that reads this blog (including my baby trolls) a "Happy Wonderful Easter" and hope you've had a "Blessed Passover".

I didn't really know which video to choose in honor of this holiday. So I decided to pick one of my favorites, "Korean Dinner" for you to enjoy...

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Jon & Kate Go Green For Earth Day! Cooking With Sara Snow Revisited

Hello Gosselin Fans! Its Spring Break here which means THE KIDS ARE HOME! Yipes! And as every working parents gets a case of the guilt's, on my first day off I took the kids to a Bounce House and let them work off all the organic sugar!! haha!

With Kate doing book signings in CA next week (see NEW date added to my list), I wondered whether it was intentional that she did it next week because of the kids being off. I really hope they make it a fun week for everyone and they film some cool activities for us to see in the upcoming episodes! If any of you go to meet Kate please e-mail me, I would love to hear about it!

I just want to say hello to all the new followers to the site. The list has grown quite substantially in the past few weeks. Please feel free to go hither, tither & yon though almost 200 posts I have made since my inception in July. Alot of you weren't even aware that you are able to comment on each post. Please take advantage of talking to me there as my mailbox is so full right now with questions & comments from the newbies its been hard to get to you all..This fan site has gotten quite huge now, and I appreciate all of your inquiries!..xoxoxox

Jon & Kate Plus Eight Earth Day Special

Entertainment Tonight looks to have the following going on on their site as well as their show:

"Jon and Kate Gosselin and their eight children are back for a one-hour special -- and ET has the scoop.

On Sunday, April 19 at 9 p.m. on TLC, "Jon & Kate Plus 8" take part in a one-hour special in which they go green. Special guest Steve Thomas, the host of Planet Green's "Renovation Nation," teaches the Gosselins how to make their home more energy efficient, as well as more economical.

Steve and his crew help the Gosselins transform their home into an "eco-savvy" dwelling by installing electric solar panels, solar thermal panels and solar powered lights along the driveway.

It is also educational for the kids, who get to help with the projects, so they learn about the environment while having fun with their mom and dad.

The fifth season of "Jon & Kate Plus 8" will premiere at the end of May."

Cooking With Sara Snow

Sorry that I do not have the entire episode, but in honor of Earth Day coming up lets re-watch snippits of one of my favorites!

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

EXCLUSIVE SNEAK PEAK: Jon & Kate Plus 8 on Ladies Home Journal via Popeater

Hello Gosselin Fans! Back in January I was the first to tell you about the adorable book Eight Little Faces:. Well its scheduled to be released April 14th, the same time as the beautiful Ladies Home Journal article. "The Truth About Their Marriage" will be THE magazine you will want to pick up...

1. Did he REALLY cheat on Kate?
2. What about season 5 and beyond??

Here are some excerpts from the interview -

Jon, on his life now: "I spend my whole life counting to eight."

Kate, on the popular series: "Our show is the realest reality show there is. You get the good, the bad and the ugly."

How Kate deals with it all: "Pressure is my middle name."

Kate, after having twins, Cara and Maddy: "I had everything I had ever hoped and prayed for."

Would she return to the quieter, pre-sextuplet and camera days? I wouldn't ... We think of the TV show as our family job, one that lets us stay home together."

Jon, on photos of him with several college girls, whom he calls fans: "I am not perfect. This struggle has definitely put some tension in our marriage. But I never cheated on Kate. Kate and I are together."

Their crazy lives now, according to Jon: "Kate and I have maybe 10 minutes together while we're cleaning up the kitchen, but other wise it’s the kids and the show and meetings and, well, see you next Christmas, Kate."

What Kate thinks of her success: "I don't get it. I'm just a mom who's doing her best -- not unlike moms every where. I just happen to have a few more kids than the average."

19 NEW & Exclusive Photos Courtesy of POPEATER HERE!

Sunday, April 5, 2009

New Season 4 Volume 1 DVD Info, Kate's A Hit At The Nashville Southern Womens Show, A Man Cheers For Jon & Kate

Hello Gosselin Fans! With ER ending after 15 years and Guiding light closing its doors after over 50, it seems this week is the ending of several scripted shows. Reality TV is whats in now. Some love it, some use it to do nothing but snark about others lives so they don't have to worry about their own. I am beyond blown away by things that people say on some blogs. I agree 100% that behind the guise of some random name they feel that they can pretty much attack whomever they want even though they don't even know them. They move past Kate and try to make comments about this blog and others like it they know us personally. I just laugh. I am so above and beyond the horrible jealousy. I am flattered that my blog is such a top priority. I strive to make the best fan blog there is and I appreciate the constant love and support! I HAVE ARRIVED!

Nashville Southern Women's Show

I received so many wonderful stories about the Southern Women's Show in Nashville it was hard to pick one to showcase. I find it amusing that those that were featured on the troll blogs would always say "ohh Kate was in a bad mood". The people that I spoke to saw none of that. I guess its all in who you speak to. Thank you so much Amanda & Michelle for giving me such great positive stores to share! There were so many people telling different accounts (Jon trying to create a spin-off show??) that I guess the only thing everyone can agree on was that it was hard to hear!

"One lady in the audience told Kate that she was half Korean and asked how the Gosselin's incorporated the culture into their lives and Kate said "Stay tuned for Season 5!" So there must be some things shown about their Korean heritage we have not seen yet!! One lady asked her how she kept her "adorable figure", and Kate could not hear the first two times but on the third time she heard it and she laughed and said, " I just wanted her to say it three times!" Haha, everyone laughed. She is just so personable and I enjoyed hearing her answer the questions. She was also asked if she would go back to nursing after the babies went to Kindergarten and she said, " What I do now is much more fun than being a nurse so I will continue doing what I do". Oh and someone asked her where she goes to shop and she said.." Oh they are going to love me for this (haha), but I go to every Ann Taylor Loft store in the country I can find!"

"The crowds were ginormous so we couldn't see (or hear) too much of the actual interview part where she answered questions on stage. Wouldn't you know, we go within 10 feet of her (on the other side of where the lines were) and were able to just stand there and watch. It was GREAT!!! I was able to take photos of her signing books. At one point, my 2 year old said, "There's Kate!". She looked over and smiled at us. My son said, "oh mommy, Kate smiled at us!!" So it was worth the crowd for that!!"

London Ontario Women's Lifestyle Show

I always wonder If Kate is told whether she is just allowed to talk off the cuff or not because at this show she didn't do really a long
Q&A segment, more just talking about things from the book. This account is from Laura:
"Kate was exactly as she is in the show - she's the real deal! She seemed very normal, not like a celebrity. She pretty much just talked about what was in the book - if you've read the book you knew the sequence of events and what she was going to say next. It was still neat to hear her talk about her experience. The one thing she said (which I don't remember being in the book) was that the doctor told her to lay on her left side to help with the blood flow. She said when she flipped herself over Leah was kicking all night - so she went back to laying on her right side and squishing Collin and Joel. She said it is funny to see how they are now, and that even in her belly they had the same personalities."
"She spoke for just under an hour and then answered about 10 questions from fans. One question started with "My daughter is a carbon copy of Mady...." Kate replied with "Let's never put them in the same room!" She also talked about how every night at the dinner table they go around and say something that they are thankful for, or what the best part of the day was. She said they used to always just copy one another such as "I liked going outside" and the next would say "I liked going outside" and the next "I liked going outside" but she said now they are each picking their own thing to say, and she enjoys hearing what they have to say. After the questions she did a book signing. She would only sign copies of Multiple Blessings, and she would only sign on one certain page (I guess this falls into her loving to be in control!" She just did a quick "Hello... Thank you" to each person - they said she signs 700 books in an hour. The shirt she was wearing was the same as in the Sesame Street Live episode (she is human!)"

Jon & Kate Plus 8 Season 4 to Be 2 DVD's

As I had mentioned in my March 20th post HERE about all the changes with the Season 4 artwork and release dates, someone beat me to the punch and posted the new stats for the DVD's. Apparently TLC decided to do Jon & Kate Plus Ei8ht Volume 1: The Wedding to be released May 5th. Volume 2: The Big Move will be available July 21st and have all the remaining episodes on it. Thanks Christine!

A Man's Point of View: Why Hate Jon & Kate?

When this was sent to me I was so excited to share it. Mr. Garner Goes To Washington wrote a really great piece that was written from a man's point of view. One that's a fan. These are the articles I just LOVE to excerpt:

"This family lives in our neighbor-state Pennsylvania, Kim and I concluded that Jon's personality is very similar to mine, and I'm sick of all the trash about them on the web and in the blogosphere. there's those of you who continually stress that the children are being harmed and exploited by this show. As Jon stated, the "show is their life and their life is their show." However, the children aren't working. They are being taped. The children aren't being dragged around the country to speaking events and book signings. If exploiting the children means having a successful show because of the children, shouldn't we all be so fortunate? Let's face it, most of our lives are very boring and yet can be very exciting with only one or two children. We aren't being taped for a cable show. They are. Good for them!"

, I wanted to reach out to you as a husband, father, and fan of your show to say thank you. Few can imagine what you must have gone through the past four years. A father of one 4 year old daughter (yeah, I know), I can only imagine if my wife had multiple babies and while I was trying to get used to this new chapter, a camera crew began documenting many days of my life - the good, the bad, the ugly."

Friday, April 3, 2009

TLC Upfront Showcases Season 5, Watch Family Outing

Hello Gosselin Fans! Wow I must say, this week this blog has been insane with the hits and I feel bad that I haven't been here every day like I used to be. I really thought that once the season was over it would pretty much be a trickle here. But people are still talking about the incredible almost 5 million that watch the season finale and I guess still want to hear what else is going on. Also if any of you from Nashville got to attend the Southern Women's Show please e-mail me as I would LOVE to hear how it went. As you can see I have added another event for the State of PA that sounds like fun. The First Annual Pennsylvania Women's Show will have BOTH Jon & Kate in attendance.

TLC Upfront Promotes Jon & Kate Plus 8 New Season

What I love about these Upfronts is learning about all the new shows that each Channel will be bringing up for the new season. And while my favorite second show Project Runway was just sadly announced to Lifetime after months of speculation, TLC is now promising 19 NEW shows for its new season. Sadly most of them are Makeover Shows and variations of such. TLC is reworking its scheduling strategy, giving each night of the week a “theme,” with programming that fits within that theme. The network also unveiled its 2008-09 programming lineup. You can see some of the new line-up HERE. Of course other New TLC starts will be of all people Jennifer Lopez & Kelly Rips for their new SHOWS. I just find it so funny the people criticize family's for getting TV shows and now even the biggest celebrities will be on the new TLC lineup. More of the list is below:

"TLC announced today that Jon & Kate Plus 8 will return for a fifth season. The popular show that attracted record ratings for its March 23 finale will join a busy roster of returning programs, such as 18 Kids and Counting, A Baby Story, American Chopper, What Not to Wear, and Little People, Big World."

"The cable network has also introduced a host of new series -- more than 19 in all -- that will help fill its schedule in the coming year. They include The Little Couple (a series about newlyweds Bill Klein and Jen Arnold, both of whom are under 4-feet tall); Freakin Fabulous With Clinton Kelly (a fashion show based on his book of the same name); Making Over America With Trinny & Susannah (featuring the original U.K. hosts of What Not to Wear), The General (featuring an interior-designer-turned-contractor), and Mom, Inc. (a new series from Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos that helps struggling entrepreneurs)."

So the biggest news which everyone already knew was that Season 5 is a big go. Jon & Kate both attended the Upfronts together. Jon said to "expect the unexpected," and Kate added that "[the family will] be taking a very exciting trip in the near future. Not to give it away, but it'll take us back to our roots." Hmm. So while everyone is speculating a big trip to Korea in the future, what other surprises can be along the way? I'm thinking more reflection as a family and a big haha to all the people that wished their show would end simply because of jealousy. I for one can't wait.
Family Outing Season Finale: Watch the "BIG 10 minute finale HERE!"

The last interview in their famous interview chair and their set! Its so sad, talk about changes!

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Happy Birthday Jon! More Jon & Kate On The Way, Watch B-ball & More Here!

Hello Gosselin Fans! I figured I would post early today as my nights with the kids have been crazy and even my DVR has been on overdrive with stuff I never get to watch. Tonight Nana is coming to watch the kids while Mommy & Daddy can go out to dinner and have some "alone" time. After watching Jon & Kate finally going out and spending time by themselves to work on their marriage I thought it was a good idea to do the same. I don't tell my husband enough how I appreciate all that he does for me. As Vicki would say "I'm filling up my love tank."

Since my photo cakes have been such a HIT in blog land I thought I would "make" another one and wish Jon a very HAPPY BIRTHDAY! I hope that he has a wonderful day with his family. I know that Kate is off doing more appearances tomorrow, and I'm sure they are taking full advantage of today. I have decided not to post more of the hundreds of "will they or won't they return" articles or "Jon & Kate marriage in trouble" articles since we all know that they're coming back and yes, they're working on it. So enjoy the last episodes for the season here. And feel free to comment!