Sunday, May 17, 2009

Media Swarms Kate as Jon Lays Low, Kate "Do" Discussed Everywhere, Jon Gosselin Timeline

Hello Gosselin fans! Please do not think that I have been laying low during this whole Gosselin mess. Next Weekend is my daughters Communion and with parties work and school I'm a bit overwhelmed. I have not wanted to read one more rumor, paid family member, or media attack on this family. When I read the recent story about Brooke Shields and her mother, I almost lost it. The National Enquirer actually removed her from a nursing home trying to get a tabloid story out of her. The whole thing is sick and sad. That these magazines have gotten so desperate that they would pull a stunt like that is insane. Which leads me to the Gosselins..They can't even go to Party City without being swarmed by the paparazzi. How long before a hotter story hits that they will be left alone?


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

45 comments:

Wendy said...

You are so funny. The whole film crew was there at Party City filming it all! So much for them being left alone!

Baby Mama said...

Wendy~ You knew exactly what I was talking about. It was already being filmed for the show, but did that mean that 6 paparazzi had to be there harassing them and snapping photos also? That's what I meant.

gosselinreporter said...

Hmm, so please don't take this as me ragging on the family, because I love those kids and they are great. The parents however, completely different story.

However, I was thinking, and do you think the show will/should have a different intro now/promotion? It started out as an opportunity for us to get a glimpse into the family's life, and for us to be able to see what life is like with 8 kids, etc. However, they've obviously outgrown the "regular family" category and they have now become a celebrity family. I mean, how often do regular families get to meet "Name of baking company shown in the new season trailer", meet Emeril and cook with him, etc.

While I admit I might be wrong in my interpretation of some things, this is where I understand the viewpoint of the "anti" crowd who argues they should just be open and truthful about things. I guess I can't expect them to come out and say, "hey, look at us, we're celebs!!" But other shows on tv that revolve around families don't go around claiming they're regular (ie, that Hulk Hogan show, Ozzy Osbourne's, any other family).

And looking at those pics in the justjared post about Kate's trip to Party City(?) with the kids and bodyguard Steve(?) makes me sad for the kids. If those pics were not from the crew, but rather paparazzi, then that's really sad for hte kids. I get that they're open up easily to people, but its got to be scary for them to see people taking pictures of them everywhere they go, right?

This one caught my eye the most:
http://justjared.buzznet.com/gallery/photoitemfull.php?yr=2009&mon=05&evt=gosselin-party&pic=kate-gosselin-party-city-01.jpg

I'll assume Mady's look is from the wind blowing and messing up her hair. And perhaps Leah was just upset that day. However, it could just as easily be the other way around and be a reflection of them being a bit scared, no?

I read in another post on here that cancelling the show owuld be bad b/c of the economy, etc. I get the point, but the family would not go broke if they cancelled the show. I'm sure that with royalties from their books, plus other products they've been coming out with, along with promotions they have, they'd be fine for a while. I'd actually be interested in finding out how much the show contributes to their income. Obviously all of the free stuff they get is from promotion deals, since products appear on tv, so that's something to consider too. But it just seems like they do have options for the future, even without a show. New books would probably sell, since they would be a way for true fans to stay up to date with the kids and family, plus they could do the occasional update show, much like Octomom is doing for her family, i believe.

*le sigh*
que sera, sera
i guess

ps- thank you baby mama for publishing my posts :) i try to control myself so as to not come across to mad and then have these be interpreted as "anti" comments :)

MaryMac said...

I finally watched the Kevin and Jody skits. Whats up with them? Doesn't it sound to anyone else like its scripted? There's something very odd about their cadence (especially Kevin) and choice of words.

And I personally like Kates interview with People. Reality right? Lots of married couples get divorced. IF its in the cards for them, hopefully they will face this with the same amount of wanting to show the truth as they have all along.

And sometimes divorce it better than staying together. How interesting would that be to watch? To see Kate become a happy person again and Jon find someone who helps him be better instead of degrading him all the time. Show the kids enjoying their happy parents and having fun.

Even with the divorce rate we have in this country, we still hold a measure of embarrassment with it. Of course its best for a family to stay together if its at all possible for everyone to find a way to be happy. When all else fails and a divorce is handled correctly as adults - it can be the best thing for a family. It was for mine. My now adult kids even agree.

So, maybe its time for a real reality show. We're not all perfect. Actually none of us are perfect. We shouldn't expect it from Jon and Kate. But maybe we'll be able to watch how they TRULY handle this situation.

Laura said...

Okay I've litterally watched the first 10 seconds of the Sneak Peek Birthday Preview like 20 times now. Alexis is hilarious..."HAAAAPPPYY BIRRRRTHDAY MOMMYEEEEEEEEEEE". Such a doll!

Baby Mama said...

Yes Laura! See watching short clips like this makes me and hopefully everyone else why we watch the show in the first place. I want you guys to see the preview they are showing on TLC for the first episode.. You can see it here

http://tlc.discovery.com/videos/jon-kate-plus-8-webisodes/

I can't link it, but it's interesting to see how they are trying to spin this. This season premiere will be huge!

3KMOM said...

http://justjared.buzznet.com/2009/05/17/jon-kate-gosselin-pinata-party-parents/

3KMOM said...

thanx for that TLC webisode link, BabyMama. Hope they can get through this!

3KMOM said...

Does anyone want to confirm this? It looks like Carla is standing behind Jon in the pic that RadarOnline has of them at the b-day part. Also, BabyMama, the comments section isn't always showing up when I load the page. I don't know if anyone else has been having this problem.

BEE said...

BabyMama, I watched the preview from the TLC website last night. I too think it will be huge.

What do they mean by "Jon and Kate will face each other for the first time" ? For the first time??

All of the tabloids, the People interview etc, my head is spinning and I can't make out what is really going on!!

gosselinreporter said...

More stuff from that justjared website! Now they have pictures from a pinata party that the family had today, presumably a party for the tups' 5th birthday, even though it's a week late

http://justjared.buzznet.com/2009/05/17/jon-kate-gosselin-pinata-party-parents/

Oh, check this picture out:

http://justjared.buzznet.com/gallery/photos.php?yr=2009&mon=05&evt=gosselin-pinata&pic=kate-gosselin-pinata-party-01.jpg

I know Kate has a special attitude to her, but it has always annoyed me just a bit whenever one of the kids has a meltdown and she can't handle it. I mean, I get that handling that many kids can be tough, but it just doesn't rub the right way w/me seeing that from her, lol. Maybe it's just me.

I wonder if it'll ever click in J&K's heads that they are no longer a regular family, and perhaps a discontinuation of the show would be the best course of action, primarily with regard to their family's safety. I mean, paps are following them everywhere they go now, so I would assume that's why the bodyguard is around even for everyday tasks. So perhaps this has jumped to a level beyond what they signed up for?

I'm quite interested in the new season though, especially to see how they reference all of this and whether they talk about their future and how much longer the show will go on

Theresa said...

Ugh. I hate when people look at a picture and determine that a kid is miserable. Hello! It apparently was a windy day. Did anyone who thinks the looks of sadness and madness are just SQUINTING because of the sun and wind.

Btw...kids do get tired. These kids are no different.

Geeze...

Baby Mama said...

Gosselinreporter~ I have always been respectful of the time you take for your posts and that's the reason why I publish them. You have tried to make your statement without attacking. But coming from this mother who has a child the exact same age of the twins......

Anyone who has school age children deal with meltdowns on a daily basis. Kate handles them wonderfully. Seriously, I have days when I feel like I'm going to lose it. I would never be able to handle reading blogs or hearing other bitchy moms & grandmas tell me how bad I handled a situation. Like they know better how to handle my child. Like they can raise her better. It makes my blood boil and was one of the main reasons I started this blog.

I make those exact same faces of exhaustion and frustration Kate does everyday. And any mother who says they don't or haven't either is a liar. Just because they get a shot of an exasperated Kate, how is it that she's "not able" to handle Cara? Shes being stared at by 20 mothers and a camera. How she plays it off is how every mother I know would. And again to the snarkers who foam at the mouth and read my blog hourly YOU ALL can make a face all you want. Because these women are the ones who's lives are filled with the most chaos. Either they don't even have kids, or who's children are already grown. These are the people that feel they know whats best for these kids when they know darn well they have no business criticizing.

Of course they already know they are no longer a regular family. They have said that several times already on the show. What they need to do is learn how to live in the public eye when fame is thrust upon you. They will need security around at all times now. Reporters are wearing camo and actually hiding in trees for these shots. And after seeing your comments about the photos on Just Jared, remember that a photo is a split second. Judging how Mady feels upset or is because wind is in her face is pointless. Assume what you want, but these are kids at a party.

To make this season and their marriage work they need to come together and work on their marriage and love and protect their kids. A happy ending to this mess is what I pray for to show the haters that they can be down, but not out. We will see......

gosselinreporter said...

Very good point on Kate's expression, and I actually agree and understand. I guess I just have it in me that Kate is a bit over-dramatic at times, and I dunno, I guess I felt more bad for the kids than her, lol. But you're right, and I completely understand.

Just a quick clarification- the reference to the Mady pic was actually from when they went to buy the stuff at the store (yesterday?). And my point with that was that perhaps the look on Mady and Leah's faces actually reflected how they feel towards the paps being there photographing their family wherever they go; my 'analysis' of how they feel was moreso a 'reason' for the faces that wasn't related to the paps. Point being, they've probably grown tired of the paps too.

Do you think they'll be able to make their marriage work? I would love to see them work it out, and I'm sure they can if all of these rumors are just that. (By "work it out", i mean they fix issues and stay together.)
However, if there does happen to be some bit of truth to the rumors and stories, then they will show that they are both incredible people if they can forgive and forget, and put the troubles behind them for the sake of their children. I would love for nothing more than to see them be together. However, me being me, I don't think I'd be able to patch things up with my partner if they were unfaithful to me. Of course, they have a big situation on their hands given their kids, and having a reason to work thigns through. But yea, hopefully they can fix things and continue to raise their children into great people :)

(once again, sorry if comments come off wrong; for what its worth, i def don't have the wonderful experience of raising and caring for a family, and all the duties that come along, so excuse me if some of my views are biased due to that)

Theresa said...

Just a quick clarification- the reference to the Mady pic was actually from when they went to buy the stuff at the store (yesterday?). And my point with that was that perhaps the look on Mady and Leah's faces actually reflected how they feel towards the paps being there photographing their family wherever they go; my 'analysis' of how they feel was moreso a 'reason' for the faces that wasn't related to the paps. Point being, they've probably grown tired of the paps too.Sorry Gosselinreporter, I didn't mean to sound mean there. I'm just tired of how a lot of people analyze and pick apart the Gosselin's just by looking at picture. They conjure up a whole story based on a picture or comment one of them says on the show.

Sure, Leah and Mady may have looked over if the paps had called their names. Maybe that's why they weren't laughing. Maybe they do notice a lot more people hanging around with cameras.

However, if there does happen to be some bit of truth to the rumors and stories, then they will show that they are both incredible people if they can forgive and forget, and put the troubles behind them for the sake of their children. I would love for nothing more than to see them be together. I agree with you Gosselinreporter. It takes two to go through the marriage counseling and I'd hope for the sake of their family they are already doing so. Both of them need to forgive in order to heal.

LB said...

Since the first episode seems to be about Kate’s birthday; I was curious about two things: was the entire family included when they were in Baltimore to ‘make’ her cake and whose idea was it? I just can’t fathom Jon or Kate contacting Chef Duff for the purpose of celebrating a birthday because of the distance, time and cakes have to be booked well in advance. I saw their booking schedule online a couple times in the past and the next available slot was a year away. I’m sure money was no object for them so I would wage that was TLC’s idea for the sake of making an episode out of it. I live near Baltimore so that is a long way from home and they have had to make that either an overnight or weekend trip. Also this is the first time I can remember that they filmed Kate celebrating her birthday. I wonder if it was filmed before or after her actual birthday; just like they didn’t celebrate the sextuplets’ birthdays on the actual day. Weird.

Living said...

I really think that Kate and Jon can work through this and their marriage will survive. I really think they just need to take a few steps back and remember what they did have at one time. They have 8 amazing children and they do truly love one another.

I hope that this will be the last season for them... as much as I will miss watching them I think it would be for the best.

LOVE YOUR SITE!!!!! and will continue reading at your new site too!

The*GosselinGarb*Finder said...

Oh my goodness. I saw the party pictures the PP gave a link for. So I am assuming that the people gathered a few feet away from the party are onlookers? That must be so weird, if I were one of the Gosselins I'd feel like an animal attraction at the zoo! Sheesh, papperazi in Camo this is getting out of control, I agree 100% with Babymama they have to have that bodyguard around them 24/7. I don't think Jon or Kate expected their fame to reach such a level, with paparazzi in Pennsylvania!
On another totally different note, I had got busy and I didn't get to post this thought until Babymama had brought up the Brooke Shields article. I watched the tv documentary "Farrahs Story" and it just tore at my heartstrings. The utter dignity shattering lengths these papers will go to (once again) The National Enquirer to be specific. It was just cruel, I am glad she was able restore her rights from that particular magazine's reporting techniques. In these days it won't even take a Royal Princess's death to create proper control of this media outlet.
Anyway I agree with a lot of y'all on many of the things brought up but when you are looking at these types of photos in my opinion your validating the whole reason why there are paparazzi. I don't mean to offend anyone here at all, I'm just going to wait for the new season and new episode's those pics are like spoilers to me LOL.

momsquared said...

Baby Mama, thank you so much for your site, it is the ONLY place on the internet that I will read anything about J & K. It's funny that everyone keeps asking me what I think is going on with them b/c they know I love the show, and I have no idea what to say b/c I refuse to listen to any of the garbage out there.
My question to you and other readers of your blog is this - actually I have 2.
Do you think this could all be for publicity for the show opener? I hope not, but could totally see networks stooping this low for ratings.
And with the effect all of this (true or untrue) is having on their marriage and the kids, do you think they should or would cancel the show?

Jen Santos said...

Is it just me or did those photos make anyone else incredibly sad? There is no way I'd handled someone running up and photographing my kid everywhere she went. How miserable for the kids! Why can't the papparrazi just leave them alone? Jon and Kate are the scandal, why drag the kids into it?? The photos of the party - strangers standing around staring at your kids during their birthday party?!!! Get lost - don't you have anything better to do? Why didn't Kate set up a private party? It's almost like she wants all those strangers there. TLC is one thing. Sorry it just makes me mad that the kids can't even enjoy their party without people tracking their every move! Very sad!

BEE said...

Thanks for posting the links of the bday party pictures!! It is great to see Jon and Kate still together and doing fun family things!!

Also nice to see that the kids had a bunch of their little friends there! I thought everyone hated the Gosselins?!

Looks like Carla from the back...but who knows? I wouldn't doubt that it was her. She seems to be a pretty constant in the Gosselins lives.

jk8fan said...

In the b-day photos are the people like behind the camara crew just reagular people, it looks like just random people decide to watch their birthday party. These pictures make me very excited for the episode I can't wait!

MrsRef said...

I think those kids feel like they are in a zoo all the time. How many of those people are crew members? There was no reason to be in a public park to have that party unless ma and pa gosselin wanted it there. They want everything to be a spectacle. Isn't this what the kids are subjected to all the time?

Baby Mama said...

The Paginator~ I wanted to address you personally, but there was no place for me to do so.

No one knows who you are, because you hide behind a fake name. You go on all the nasty Jon & Kate sites and say incredibly vile and hurtful things about me. Like you know me personally, which you don't. All because I like SHOW THAT YOU DON'T?

Then you have the audacity to contact me, giving me personal information that may or may not be mine, and threaten me? For what reason? I have never attacked you personally. I'm floored that you would even allow yourself to go that far. It's disgusting. I have children. I am a wife and mother. You hide behind a generic name that no one knows exactly WHAT YOU ARE. Do you think Moon, or Ises, or any of these fake named women would appreciate you going onto this sites attacking people with their real names? Doesn't that make them look more vile than their sites?

Moon of all people knows exactly how that feels. The women from Cafe Mom that you regularly post with made up fake identities for a reason. You hide behind yours. But don't you dare come on this site attacking fans when you did something so horrible that even YOU are ashamed. You know what you did, live with it, move on. It makes the sites you visit seem even more ridiculous than before. My advice is to stay there, and enjoy hating on families you don't know. For no other reason than to make yourself feel better. You are no longer welcomed here.

Allison said...

http://tlc.discovery.com/tv/jon-and-kate/slideshows/sextuplets-birthday-party.html

Here's some happier photos of the family from the tup's 5th birthday party. It's nice to see Jon and Kate smiling with their children. I really hope this is genuine and not just for the cameras. I love Jon and Kate to death and I can't wait till the new season starts so we can finally find out what is really going on!

ThePaginator said...

I apologized because I realized I was wrong and you attack me?

I choose to take the higher road and see your pain and anger.

Since you don't accept my apology, I guess I didn't need to say it.

Baby Mama said...

Paginator~ I'm sorry that I wasn't able accept your apology. I will and I will move on, lets see if you will do the same.

Baby Mama said...

Allison~ Thank you so much for letting me know about the beautiful photos that are now up on TLC. Everyone please take a look! The one of Joel is adorable!

And speaking of taking things too far, Dan over at Retroblog had to kick all of those nasty Kate haters to the curb! Apparently from what I'm told, the 5 ladies got soo bad and so nasty Dan got rid of them and blocked them from his blog. The tables are finally turning, thank goodness. Its nice to know that those like Nina & Lisa K. that think they can just about say ANYTHING, are being put in their places!

I feel for all blogs that have to remove Jon & Kate topics from their blogs. I was told that even the Gymboree blog had to remove the Jon & Kate topic board because it got so heated. Why does it have to get that nasty? Could someone please tell me what kind of people can say such horrible things by hiding behind a screen name! ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!

It's making me even that more excited to start off fresh with this new fan site!

KYMama said...

Baby Mama- I found your site a few weeks ago and have been so happy to stay up to date on J&K without the negativity! Thanks for that! This is my first time posting but I just have a comment reguarding the birthday pics....When I looked at them, I just assumed all those people standing around watching were parents of the other kids at the party. I know with my daughter, whom is four, I stay at the birthday parties instead of just dropping her off. Just a thought....

BEE said...

I thought the same thing as KYMAMA. Most of the people standing around watching the kids were either camera crew, bodyguards or the moms of the children attending. I highly doubt that random people would be allowed to watch the Gosselins that close.

BABYMAMA, sorry that you are having problems with other people! But we love ya!!

Question: I caught a commercial tonight of J&K at the Smithsonian. The commentary said there was going to be an episode tomorrow night at 8pm. Is the Smithsonian episode on tomorrow night? Did anyone else hear that?

Baby Mama said...

KYMama~Yes, I'm assuming that most of the women at that party are the mom's of those children. You right when you say that of course they are going to stay regardless for a Jon & Kate party like that. Even at my baby's Moon Bounce party they made us sign waivers that were attached on the invites for legal purposes. I could only imagine how funny THAT invite must have been!

BEE~ Not even a minute after ThePageinator sent me those e-mails saying how sorry she was, I get another e-mail from someone else saying shes already talking about me on another blog. So basically why I did I feel it was a sincere apology? I know that every snarker out there knows when a comment they make goes too far. It's sad that hiding behind some fake name, they don't even care.

I saw The Night At The Museum promo as well. I was going by the TV Guide schedule. They may change it at the last minute who knows. Either way we know that at least these two episodes are already in the can.

Final note: It's nice to see that Jon is still wearing his wedding ring in the recent photos we have seen of him. I love the ones on TLC!

3KMOM said...

Oh I just love the pics from TLC!! I am guessing when they are holding hannah in one pic and then joel that they are singing HB to each one like they always do. How cute! I think the one of Leah is so adorable and I like the fam one as well.

Rick Garner said...

Instead of spreading gossip and hate, you can really help Jon & Kate:

http://richardtgarner.blogspot.com/2009/05/i-can-honestly-say-jon-is-my-best.html

Rick Garner said...

Rock on, Baby Mama, rock on!

Brooke said...

Mary Mac, I do have to agree with you. Kevin and Aunt Jodi sounded very scripted. But also what I knoticed is whenever Jodi talked she never looked into the camera into the end it was off to the right or directly at Kevin. Usually if you talk to someone, esp. the world, wouldnt you look at them directly in the face?

Brooke said...

Baby Mamma I went on Rick Garner's blog and read up on the 1st blog he wrote about J&K. He has a 15 minute video on there, its Jon talking to a lady in Utah with his drip with Cara. You should find that video and post it, I think it is by far the best interview I have seen of Jon. I wish Jon would rewatch that video and remember that talk with the lady, maybe that would help on thier marriage issues they are having right now. Great 15 minute video, thanks Rick for posting it on your blog!

Sunshine25 said...

On the "E" channel last night they reported that Jon and Kate are in the middle of a movie deal. They said that it did not look like they were splitting to them. YEAH!!

Thank you for the positive Baby Mama!

Baby Mama said...

Rick's article was great, but I have not yet gone to watch the video. I will have to now, thanks!

I am excited to be moving over to the new blog this weekend and hope you are too. I am going to put a note on this site, and hope that followers of this blog will come on over to the new site. Please spread the word!

http://gosselinfamilyfansite.blogspot.com

I will def. be posting tonight about all the things going on with Jon & Kate, including the new movie deal? So excited. If the new Jon & Kate episode comes on or you know the deal about it, please let me know. I just thought it was just a promo for the Museum Movie.

And finally~ I hope that everyone knows I try to be fair on this site. I post comments that I feel are appropriate for this site. As long as they are not attacking in nature, they should go through. I want everyone to feel comfortable in addressing concerns, or saying anything they want without feeling attacked. There are some serious crazies out there, and like always, I try to filter them out. Once things calm and the trolls go elsewhere I will not be moderating anymore.

SchmeckyGirl said...

I was just thinking about how Jon said he did not cheat on Kate. If what Jodie says is true then technically he did not cheat on Kate because she gave him permission and they are not "together". I hope for their sake and especially the chilren's sake that this is not true.

I just can't see Jodi lying because she could be sued. I wish Jon and Kate would address all this. They need to get it all out in the open. They have a reality show and expect us to watch them and love them but they deny us the option of knowing the truth and then deciding if we want to continue watching.

Inquiring minds want to know... (okay not the best quote to use in this case!)

Shelly said...

Baby Mama,

You rock and always will. The freaks and trolls are just that. I made a comment one day on an article about people hiding behind fake names. I was not exactly pleasant either. I blew up after reading hundreds of comments of people hiding behind made up names, calling fans some very nasty stuff.

I am glad to here that Dan finally threw off Lisa K. LOL :) That is to funny. I guess now she has to rely on her own pitiful blog.

I loved the pictures from TLC. The family actually looked pretty happy.

lilshugs said...

I'm gonna watch the show this season. I hold out a lot of hope for the family. These recent pictures from the sextuplet's party http://www.lilsugar.com/ and clips from the show make me think they can pull through this tough time.

jk8fan said...

OMG, I was watching E! news and they actually went to the Gosselins old neighborhood and asked people questions about the Gosselins, it was interesting because everyone had mixed reactions to the Gosselins, now they could be just saying these thins because the camaras are there. And now people are saying there is some contract were Jon can date other women.Ugh rumors.

amycornwell said...

Another good video with the editor of People magazine talking about Kate's article. The title is sad, but the editor talks about how Kate seems determined to work on her marriage: http://www.eonline.com/videos/v23068898001_Kate_Gosselin_s_Divorce_Bombshell.html

Baby Mama said...

Amy~ I watched the videos there. Thanks! I didn't know that there was a place that had all of them. And although its a re-hash of all that's been going on, I'm really glad the new season starts this weekend. I really want to shift the focus back to the show and not about the gossip. How many different ways are you going to accuse them both of cheating? With Jodi coming out she made the kids lives THAT much worse. I hope she's happy that she herself destroyed the lives of those precious kids.. the ones she CLAIMS she was trying to help. If you love the kids SOO much, why go out and destroy your nieces and nephews?? The answer? $$$$$$$$$$

Coffee Maker said...

people should stop trying to copy Kate Gosselin's hairstyle; she's one of the few people in the world who can pull it off