Sunday, May 24, 2009
But feel to read all the posts from this year & last!
Friday, May 22, 2009
Again, this is the last post for this blog. Comments still can be made here until Monday. Thanks again & see you over on the other site for My new post Sunday night!
Kate Gosselin Tells People.com "Tabloids Are Turning My Life Into Hell"
"I'm far from perfect, but I've started to prioritize what is important, what has to change, what I can live with, and what I have to live with. My children are important. My attitude is important. My marriage is important, and though I don't know where that's going right now, I know I can definitely choose my attitude. And I know that I will never give up, I will not stop, I will not fail my kids. Everything else I can't control, I'm just going to have to learn to live with it." For more, click HERE.
Kate Blogging On TLC: Party With The Paparazzi
(Please note: I was NOT posting comments on article and I NEVER post comments unless I let you know on my fan site. Trolls pretend to be me ALL the time and link my site!)
"Jon was unexpectedly away. We mistakenly got our wires crossed and I ended up having no help from our babysitter, so I decided I'd brave this adventure by myself!!! To be very honest, I wasn't sure how it would go. Due to the overwhelming popularity of our show, our kids haven't been in a store for quite some time. This was going to be A HUGE TREAT.... or a repeat of the Toys R Us episode. I wasn't sure which yet. After lunch, we were finally all ready to go. As we departed for the store, five additional cars joined our crew and myself as I drove the big blue bus down the road. Had you passed us, you may have thought we were a funeral procession. But no, it was just me and my posse, I mean paparazzi, and crew." Click HERE to read the entire post, and pick up this weeks People Magazine for this photo & article showing the UNITED couple!
Jon & Kate Plus 8 Being Exploited?: More from CBS.COM
Short Article Bites:
Jon & Kate Plus 8 Meets Genuine Reality
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
I am just about ready to start the NEW JON & KATE FAN SITE. I feel that its a great time to unload the past and start off fresh. Again, I hope my followers of this blog will come to the new site. My husband surprised me for Mother's Day with a family vacation to CA the first week of June. (The kids LOVED the Lego Land Episode which sparked my CA interest). So there may be a slight pause if I don't take my computer, but other than that its full steam ahead with the new blog! I'm looking to close this site this weekend, including the comments. I am so super excited and I hope you will feel free to come and comment now on the new site!
And finally, a few of you had mentioned seeing previews for the new Jon & Kate episode during a commercial for Night At the Museum: Battle Of The Smithsonian. I think it was shown because that episode is also at The Smithsonian and will be shown this season. If you think its on before the season starts, let me know.
Jon & Kate THE MOVIE?
Well rumors are flying everywhere about this new topic: Jon & Kate the movie.
"The Gosselins supposedly are going to work with a ghostwriter to pen a book about their very public leap into the nation's consciousness -- a book that will then be turned into a TV movie.
Think about it: A small-screen flick, inspired by a small-screen reality show.
No word on who would be considered to play Jon and Kate, ''but it's likely it will be two unknown actors, picked for physical similarities to the Gosselins," said a source at TLC, the cable channel that airs the couple's hit show ''Jon & Kate Plus Eight.'
Jon & Kate Get Back To "Business" And Everyday Life via. People.com
Jon and Kate put on a united front at the birthday party Sunday – one week later than their actual birthday, which the family had celebrated privately at home. The Backyardigans-themed bash was held at a local water park, and the sextuplets' friends from pre-school joined in the fun.
Nanny Exclusive on The Insider?
Figures, it was the media sleazy "The Insider" that put Jodi & Kevin's Radar Online interview on TV. Well it turns out, they also found the woman that Kate hired to help her find a nanny during that "nannies" episode. My goodness who ISN'T getting paid? Go figure, I actually remember seeing her on the show and she had nothing but RAVES about how wonderful the Gosselins were
"Kate knew exactly what she wanted. We saw nothing but loving, wonderful parents while we were there. They were very affectionate towards each other. Who doesn't need a break, or would be stressed with that many kids to take care of." Go figure, they didn't get the nasty dish I'm sure they were hoping to get.
Kate Denies All Rumors Via Celebrity TV
Kate Gosselin News Timeline
Sunday, May 17, 2009
Kate's Haircut The Hot Discussion Everywhere
Is it a slow news day, that there are a record breaking 344 articles on the web discussing Kate's hair? Some love it, others hate it. Kate HERSELF says not everyone can carry it. There hasn't been this much Discussion over a haircut since Jennier Aniston. And I loved that cut! For the record, "The Kate" is currently the #1 most talked about hairstyle.
Fans Pay $100 To Meet Kate In Muskegon
Wednesday night, she spoke with fans at the Frauenthal Theater and signed books. 500 people paid $100 for an autograph and a few seconds of conversation. Hundreds more bought tickets to hear her talk in the auditorium.
Fan Site Short Notes!
Jon Gosselin Magazine Timeline
Jon & Kate Talk Exclusively To Entertainment Weekly
Thursday, May 14, 2009
Kate Wows Frauenthal Crowd And Addresses Rumors, US Weekly Stretches With Its Headlines, Discussions Of Showbiz Tonight
I'm sorry to all the fans that have sent photos and stores about their meeting with Kate at her various stops on her book tour. I did promise that I would post them, but with all that's happened I haven't had the time. I am going to address and talk about the latest appearance. It was important because this was after the scandal broke and Kate appeared to be at her most vulnerable. Today on GMA, it was most of the same sadly. Jon & Kate were not on, and they showed the clip again of Jodi & Kevin. Watching it make me shudder. He sounded fake, insincere and like he was just waiting for a check to be cut. It makes me angry and now I dislike them even more. It showed they were only there to cash in on his sister. GMA handled it very professionally, and that they really felt sorry for them right now, with the hopes for the new season..If I get the link today I will add it on this post.
Us Weekly Shows Its Fangs And Turns Into A Rag Mag
OK, this is just my opinion. But I am devastated and heartbroken that they came out and wrote vicious lies and twisted so many rumors just in the last two weeks. I always enjoyed reading Us Weekly, but I'm truly saddened and surprised that they put such a ridiculous spin on Kate and her bodyguard. In no way do I think that she had an affair with him. To put all the garbage they did in there just to sell their magazine, I don't know how low they can go. But I'm figuring next week they will say that the dogs are actually robots and Jon has gotten 2 girls pregnant. Who knows.
Kate Wows Frauenthal Crowd And Addresses Rumors
The reality TV star drew hundreds to downtown Muskegon for her talk. You can read more of the article HERE. "This week I'm on the cover of four magazines. One is true, three are not," she said, citing People magazine as the most accurate. The statement brought nervous laughter from fans, some of whom shouted, "We love you!"
"This is certainly not what I envisioned I was signing up for. I joke about the current events but -- and this is probably the realest and rawest speech I've given -- when I see magazines in stores it's really difficult. It amazes me there is an industry that follows you around and writes stories about you. It destroys peoples' lives. I need you to know, don't believe what you read unless you hear it from that person.Adriane's Story (edited for length)
"I went to see Kate Gosselin last night in Muskegon, MI. She's beautiful, and so sweet and very funny! One thing they're not really getting on the show right now is how funny she is. She's making jokes at everything and really likes to laugh. Definitely a girlfriend anyone would want to have.She did very briefly address the current drama. She said she's on "4 magazine covers right now, three are lies and one is true, thanks People!" She also said we'll probably get the most raw and emotional talk because it's been an "interesting few weeks". At the book signing- I was worried she would be irritable after going through 500 people before me, but not at all! She's beautiful, and so sweet and very funny! One thing they're not really getting on the show right now is how funny she is. I'm glad I can love her again."
Jon & Kate Controversy On Showbiz Tonight
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
"I don't know that we're in the same place anymore, that we want the same thing," she says quietly. "I've been struggling with the question of 'Who is this person?' for a while. I remember where I was the first time I heard her name. It's one of those things where you can try to make it go away, but there's blaring, red flashing lights."
Kate does have hope, however, that her marriage can be saved. "I will never give up hope that every member of our family can be absolutely happy again," she says.
Should Jon & Kate Stay Together? Take The People.com Poll
Monday, May 11, 2009
7 Reasons To Admire Kate, Baba Mama needs Suggestions! Kate Gosselin Is The New "SpokesMom" For Walmart
Regarding the end of this site, I only hope my New Gosselin Family Fan Site and the positive, fresh feel it brings will also be a great addition to the new season. I truly hope that you follow me as I say goodbye to this chapter of my blogging that has brought me so much joy and come over to my family-friendly new Gosselin fan page. After these past 10 months I feel that there is a need for a completely non-negative & fully supportive fan site for those that truly do not want to see some of the hatred that's out there. Now that doesn't mean that I wont stress for more healthy debates to continue and will always be encouraged. However, it has become clear to me that if you feel that you have anything negative to say, there are a few other places to go that thrive on the snark. I want those with who truly have meaningful things, thoughts and feelings to say to please come and comment on my site. And if you don't want to comment, that's fine, you can follow this new blog too!
Which brings me to my comments and suggestions. I did this the first time I started my site. (When I proudly boated 6 followers!) I would really like to hear the things that may have been lacking here that you would love to see on the new site. I have been so busy with babies, work, parties and life that I have not been keeping up with this blog like I wish I could. This new blog I promise will be different! (After Dancing With The Stars, I promise 100%! (lol)) So please feel free to post in the comments here what would make it the perfect fan blog for you. I hope to see you at my new and happy blogging home!
7 Things I Admire About Kate Gosselin~ Via Lil Sugar.com (thanks CBB!)
1. She endured & carried 6 babies!
2. She lets the camera's roll through "the good, the bad & the ugly"
3. Believing in the benefits of good nutrition, Kate went to lengths to feed her family quality goods on a budget.
4. Her organizational skills put most mamma's (including me) to shame
5. The Gosselin children are well-behaved and mannered to Kate's credit
6. She loves her kids, and it shows. Kate is raising eight happy, healthy lil' individuals
7. Despite the tabloids and marital rumors, Kate did not cancel scheduled appearances. Instead, she held her head high, made no apologies, and simply said she and Jon were handling things privately.
For some great photos and a slide show check out the link above!
Kate Now Designing For Walmart?
Did anyone see Rachel Ray today? She gave away some awesome swag including videos, gift cards from Walmart and her NEW designs from Healthtex! I am so super excited! We figured there was something going on while visiting corporate headquarters last week in Arkansas! Kate Gosselin is a "spokesmom" for Heathtex, a line of baby/kids apparel carried exclusively by Walmart. What did you think of the first outfit?? I'm working today, so if it takes a while for your comments to post, forgive me, they will!
UPDATE: Kate Gosselin Defends Her Security on People.com
"The next story coming out from the animals that stalk us is about our security person and his family," Kate tells PEOPLE exclusively. "Already the allegations they're making about me are disgusting, unthinkable, unfathomable, and I am horrified."
"These are people who absolutely love us and want to see us through to the end," Kate says of Neild and his family. "Of course, both of them travel with us at times, and we've spent holidays together, because, in this situation, your circle grows smaller and smaller, and it's very natural to become friends with your manager, your publicist, your security team ... they're the only people you have left. And now they're coming under fire."
Saturday, May 9, 2009
Hello Gosselin Fans! Happy Mother's Day! I am blessed to have such a wonderful family and excited that I will be sleeping in tomorrow. My husband has a lot planned, and I'm very excited! My kids are also excited to have the family over, and I'm looking forward to a stress-free day. Its also a very special day for our favorite sextuplets. I hope that they have a fun day together with their parents, away from the prying media. Can you believe that they are already turning 5? I wanted to also have for you the Sneak Peak commercial for the new season! Also included is last year's Sextuplet's Turn 4. After watching it, it's amazing to see what the fuss was all about. Happy Birthday Alexis, Hannah, Aaden, Collin, Leah, and Joel. And I hope Kate has a wonderful Mother's Day!
Watch Sextuplet's Turn 4!
Watch The Sneak Peak Of The Season 5 Premiere!
Thursday, May 7, 2009
Kate On The Today Show And Larry King Live "Hesitant To Believe Jon's Infidelity" Kate Video Teaser For Rachel Ray
UPDATE: To the trolls.. please do not get your panties in a bunch that what I said about Jon was serious. Please feel free to go elsewhere because I no longer allow you on this site...Also, from now I will be stating when I comment on an article so that you know it was me. I made my first comment in MONTHS for support on the Larry King Website. You can read the comments from the supportive fans below by clicking the Web Exclusive.
Larry King Web Exclusive
"A few hours after the close of Mothers Day 2004, my most miserable one in my history of being a mother, I received the best six gifts (to add to the previous best two gifts I had already received in 2000) I have ever received. Alexis Faith, Hannah Joy, Aaden Jonathan, Collin Thomas, Leah Hope, and Joel Kevin arrived in that order to make my life complete. Each was completely perfect, healthy and beautiful! A mothers day I will never ever forget….I had fought and won a very trying battle…."~ Kate Gosselin
Wednesday, May 6, 2009
War Of The Tabloids: People (says no) vs. US Weekly (says yes) You Decide Part 2: Will Jon & Kate Divorce?
UPDATE: Jon& Kate Plus 8 will all be on the Today Show THURSDAY!
ALSO: Kate to appear on Larry King THURSDAY Night!
From Today's People.com
Deanna Hummel says she is sickened by the reports circulating about her relationship with Jon Gosselin. Hummel continues to deny any sort of romantic relationship with Gosselin, and the elementary school teacher admits that there's been bad blood between her and her brother for a while now. "My brother is very shady," says Hummel. "He has no job. He has a criminal background. He was charged for drug distribution. He's on probation right now."
And though the siblings live together, she says she was in the process of buying their home – and asking him to move out. "He wanted to get back at me ... he knows he's getting kicked out of the house."
From Today's US Weekly.com
"She's a nice girl, not a home wrecker," Jason tells Us Weekly. "He is a bad liar. This isn't healthy for her. But she is refusing to help herself, so here I am trying to help her myself. I hope this clears the air.
At the Hummel house, Jason says Deanna and Jon would "pretty much stay locked away like two teenagers. It was weird. He's a grown man."
EW.COM Jon & Kate Interview: I did NOT cheat On My Wife
Jon: It's really upsetting. I may be guilty of choosing the wrong time and place to hang out with my friends, but I am not guilty of cheating on my wife. It hurts me to see what it's done to my family, and it's scary to know that these tabloids are in town constantly following us and even paying locals large amounts of money to contribute to these negative stories. It's even gotten so bad that [one tabloid] has reached out to a youth pastor from our church, which in my eyes is completely unacceptable.
Kate: It's disturbing and unfortunate that these tabloids have gone as far as they have to try and bring us down. Jon's poor judgment and irresponsible behavior has also without a doubt caused some added tension and stress between the two of us.
UPDATE: Today's Rachel Ray Interview To Air Tuesday
"It's one of those things that we're just handling privately," Kate said on Wednesday's taping of The Rachael Ray Show. "We're just taking it one step at a time and I'm trying to walk through it." She added: "The focus remains on our kids. It has always been there and will continue to be there. One day at a time, like we've always done. One hour at a time, one minute at a time, and my life's been like that."
Tuesday, May 5, 2009
My daughter has been waiting for weeks to play hookie and have the day off to be alone in the city with Mommy. Of course while on line she saw Kate she got very nervous. I was having a hard time coaxing her over to the table and lucky for me Kate took charge.. "You know Mady & Cara have the same shirt as you?" Why don't you come here and tell me your name?" Meanwhile I am having a heart attack because my camera (of all times in the world) decides to die on me. I apologized to Kate for keeping her frozen (for a pic) while I tried to snap a photo..she said "Are you kidding, you do NOT have that horrible camera I once had do you? Let me see" and proceeded to try to look at my camera. That's just Kate. She was again very cool, and even hugged my daughter before taking what I believe was a bathroom break. My daughter almost passed out and said "That was so awesome mommy!", when Maddy comes to sign books can I come again?" From the mouth of babes....
Few nice notes..While struggling with my camera I asked if she went home or was staying to enjoy the city..She said she was anxious to get home in time for dinner. (I guess its close enough for her just to go home). I asked her if she was upset about the rain turning the mommies away. She said that although she was disappointed, it was more relaxed and she was able to talk to people more which is what she likes to do. I quickly told her about how excited I was to start a new chapter with my website and did NOT believe me that I was stopping the old one as I am approaching soon my 1 millionth hit in just a few short months. In her words "that's bizarre"...(In a good way trolls (lol))
After thanking me for coming and keeping the true fans of the show "updated" I went off with my happy girl and celebrated her "good girl day" with a trip to Build-A-Bear. Because, how DO you wrap up a fans mommy & me day? Coming home to an exhausted grandma & a baby that never took a nap of course! As I write this now, I am happy that I made the day special. And even MORE looking forward to season 5!
Saturday, May 2, 2009
Well my girl T. (you know who you are ;) and a few others hooked me up with the ACTUAL photos. And yes I have them BEFORE ANYONE ELSE. And yes I am still going to meet Kate again on Tuesday, so I'm excited I was able to take off work, as my eldest daughter really wants to go too. So its a Mommy & Me day! I pray for beautiful City weather! So enjoy the reviews!
T.: I began my trek to PA from MD at 9:00 A.M. I arrived a little before 11:00 A.M. and as I was walking towards the building, I met this young woman who was also there to see the Gosselins, and we began talking. She is a local and mentioned that she knows one of the waitresses at Legends who also knows Jon and that she had told her that the whole story was blown out proportion. That girl and Jon have been friends for many years, NOTHING ELSE.
Once inside the arena we were directed to the area where the event was to take place. There was another event still going on, so we went over to the book table, and I was told that the line that was starting to form right next to the stage was for the book signing. So we decided to just stand in line and watch them from there. IT WAS A SMART MOVE!!! Had great “seats” and didn’t have to wait for hours to have our books signed. There must’ve been 1000 people there, easily. As we were waiting in line, I saw a couple of security guards move quickly towards the front of the building, which I later heard that there was some paparazzi trying to come in.
Now to the good stuff… Kate looked stunning wearing a very cute cranberry dress and black high-heeled shoes. She is thin, but not too thin and has a very nice subtle tan (not at all the “orange glow” that has been reported). Jon looked very handsome himself in dress jeans, long sleeve dress shirt and brown shoes. Kate explained that it was a treat to have Jon there, since she is so used to having an empty chair with her bottle of water next to her. And as I and I would dare say most of us had expected, Kate did most of the talking and was very candid and funny as she spoke about her pregnancy, their struggles at the beginning and how thankful they are for all the help that they received when they needed it most. And every time Jon said something he was very funny.
Jon was not there for the book signing portion of the event… Kate was very nice actually she was more personable than some famous authors that I have met at book signings in the past. And yes, she made eye contact with people. She signed both of my books, I thanked her and she thanked me for coming. There was a young girl that gave her a gift for the kids and Kate opened it while the girl was there... It was some kind of small dolls and Kate got very excited about them and thanked her and her mom for them. I took a few pictures and went on to enjoy the rest of the show. As I worked my way around the complex checking out the exhibitions and ended back at the stage area, again I said to myself IT WAS A SMART MOVE to stand in the book signing line and watch them from there!!! I am really glad that I made the trip!!!
JOYCE: I live in Harrisburg, PA and went to see Jon and Kate today at the woman's show -- I sat about 15 feet from them -- Kate is gorgeous, looked wonderful and is in great shape!!! She is funny, self-deprecating and sarcastic and told the oft-related story about her pregnancy with the tups, with Jon adding a few comments here and there. He looked a bit sheepish; and makes cute faces when she says some things. Kate (and Jon) spoke for about 45 minutes, took a short break, then Kate came out for book signings. There were about 300-400 people in line, she signed all. I stood near the signing table several times for 5 minutes or so each and observed her and listened into her small talk with many, many people. She was very gracious to everyone. When it came to our turn (I went with 3 others) for Kate to sign our books, she again was very nice to each of us. I thanked her for keeping it real, I really appreciate it and she said no problem, thank you.
UPDATE: Pennlive.com also has an article & review!