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 read..an 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!"
"Jon, 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."