Friday, October 3, 2008

Jon and Kate In The News

Jon and Kate with their kids on Regis and Kelly.


Also there is a very nice article about Jon and Kate and their family in this week's People magazine. A tribute to Paul Newman is on the front. I received mine today. It is six pages long with quite a few nice photos.

44 comments:

anya said...

Oh my, people weren't kidding when they said there were giant crayons, were they? Those were just a bit distracting....

I have to play it through at home tonight. Didn't want to put my speakers on at work....

Linda said...

Overall I think that they come across very well in the Q & A segment.

cali-mom said...

I too thought they did a great job w/the Q&A and I enjoyed the Kelly & Regis interview though I agree the giants pencils and crayons were very distracting.

aap said...

I think the set designer for Regis and Kelly is not very familiar with kids - big pencils, bad idea. Same with the little tike chairs. I thought it was a good idea to have the kids playing in front while the parents talked, but why couldn't the adults sit on stools so you can at least see them?

I find it funny that with their book coming out on October 14th, that there was no mention and/or questions about the book.

nomoredrama said...

I thought the set for the kids in front of the parents was a great idea. It was a very cute set just not necessarily kid friendly. I give them an A for effort, though. At least they actually thought about child development and how painful it is for parent to try to keep a squirming child still while answering questions. They let them be kids while the grown-ups talked.

And btw, Kelly just seemed SO angry with Kate, right?Wasn't it 'reported' that Kate was rude to Kelly Ripa? Yet, Kelly calls her an inspiration (yes, I realize she has to be nice but that was a little beyond nice) even AFTER all of the crazy emails. Good luck with that press campaign...seems to be working out really well.

Anonymous said...

what do you mean...what press campaign?

Anonymous said...

I had to laugh when Kelly's husband told Kate she looked nice, and she looked down at herself, and rubbed her hands downher legs, then said "thank you".
She is so narcissistic.
She also was trying to motion to the kids to sit down, because they were blocking the camera's view of her! hahaha

SuperMomdel said...

I think she means all the letters to the shows and press featuring J and K from people at another website.

SuperMomdel said...

Don't know if this went through, but I think she means all the letter-writing to the shows and other media outlets that feature Jon and Kate, written by people at another site (namely GWOP).

Linda said...

I just want to say that it was nice to hear J & K discuss how the show was allowing them both to stay home with the kids.

Seriously the options would be something like ...

Jon working during the day and Kate working during the day with daycare expenses for 6 kids at once.

Jon working during the day and Kate working at night with neither of them seeing each other.

Also, I've not seen the People magazine article, but the "other blog" says that J&K are going to try to adopt a child from Korea? Wow! Also, the article mentions some of the negative blogging and how it is hurtful to Kate.

MCB said...

And btw, Kelly just seemed SO angry with Kate, right?Wasn't it 'reported' that Kate was rude to Kelly Ripa? Yet, Kelly calls her an inspiration (yes, I realize she has to be nice but that was a little beyond nice) even AFTER all of the crazy emails.

I can't stand Kelly Ripa anyway. She is SUCH a shallow, superficial twit and a total attention whore. I loved it when Rosie O'Donnell outed her as a homophobe on the View. Heh.

She was probably pissed because some other woman was on stage and the focal point wasn't on her.

So if Kate was rude to the Ripacrite (and the only proof we have of that is the dubious word of GWoP, which makes the situation suspect right off the bat), I say "WHOO-HOOO! GO KATE."

lurkeyhere said...

I had forgotten that Julie said that Jodi said that Kate had been rude to Kelly. Maybe Kelly didn't see it that way. Anyway, I think the letter writers must have forgotten, too, because I'm sure they would have reminded Kelly of it.

anya said...

Anonymous said...
"I had to laugh when Kelly's husband told Kate she looked nice, and she looked down at herself, and rubbed her hands downher legs, then said "thank you".
She is so narcissistic.
She also was trying to motion to the kids to sit down, because they were blocking the camera's view of her! hahaha"


She said "thank you"!? You are right, what a narcissistic b. How dare she for one minute take in a compliment and be pleased?

As for motioning the kids down, I think she was aware that it was distracting to have the kids blocking the view of the interviewers and interviewees. Not anybody's fault (other than the stage director who thought giant pencils and crayons were a good idea). If she hadn't attempted to get the kids to sit down, people would complain she lets her kids run wild.

anya said...

Well said Linda.

Sadly, there are a lot of folks who would love to see one of the scenerios you presented come to pass.

FIONA said...

I think the show wanted to highlight the kids, not the parents.

The big pencil/crayon thing was maybe just a way to bug Kate...make a noisy, distracting set, let the kids play...afterall, aren't they the stars, anyway.

So funny how she rubbed her legs when Mark commented on how great she looked.


And BTW, the PEOPLE article, not so bad...the kids are so dang cute.

Looks to me us though J and K have made it to the big time, and no one can stop it.

There here, get used to it!

Fanny said...

I think Kate was just a little embarrassed when Mark complimented her. I couldn't see her very well but I bet she blushed. I mean, look how freakin hot he is.

Anyway, I really didn't see anything spectacular. It was just them being them. I really don't get how people can pull such negativity from a 5 minute interview. Same with the people magazine article. I did think it was funny that she wished 8 children on all the haters. I can only imagine how many of them would do the exact same thing if they were in her shoes. I know they don't want to hear about the fact that she has 8 kids. Like that's beside the point.

I wish she hadn't mentioned that it was hurtful to her. Cruel people thrive on that and once they know they've gotten to her, the will only try harder.

Red_Menace said...

The leg rubbing thing could have been a slight embarrassment or "put on the spot" gesture.

As for the "thank you" - what was she supposed to say? "STFU"?

FIONA said...

I wish she hadn't mentioned that it was hurtful to her. Cruel people thrive on that and once they know they've gotten to her, the will only try harder.

October 4, 2008 9:12 AM

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But can you imagine how hurtful it must truly be? She has been slaughtered, by me at one time as well. It is a frenzy of hate all over one family.

Whatever happened to "do unto others as you would have others do unto you"....oh, that's right, they exploit, so they have no rights to human deceny!

I know first hand what it is like to read mean, slanderous and false things about me on the internet....x that by a million for Kate.

I feel sorry for people who still ride that train of hate.

Fanny said...

red_menace said...

As for the "thank you" - what was she supposed to say? "STFU"?



Hahaha Thank you!

Anonymous said...

Anya/Linda,


Yes, I am one of those people who think that only the adults in the house should be actively working to supply the family's income. Until the proper child protections are in place the current situation is just too ripe for overuse and speculation, imho. In terms of the parents working similar or different hours that is a decision that the adults must make, depending on what would best work for their family. (For many years I worked the overnight while my husband worked during the day, because it was the best solution for our family...I know it's doable.) Although, if J/K's current (as evidenced in the show)decision making skills are any reflection, I could see how this task would be quite hard for this couple. J/K are adults who decided to have a large family, actively pursued it, if you will, now they must get up on their feet and face their adult responsibilities. The kids did not ask to be born in groups, the kids did not sign up to live their lives in a circus show. IMHO, the children deserve to live in a home filled with love, positive reinforcement and the freedom to learn, develop and grow away from the camera and the public's critical and questioning eye. So, no, I would not be sad to see the Gosselin parents and family live their lives in a manner similar to how most typical families in industrialized countries live their lives. Why should the parameters be any different for them? Do people think that this family is special because they have many children? Is that our threshold for attention? Think about what that promotes, and what it means in the USA.... as a working, contributing parent and citizen, I shudder to think.

Will it be hard for this family? Yes, it will require hard work and determination. The same hard work and determination that is required from each of us, in order to be successful, contributing citizens. The Gosselins should not be entitled to a free pass because they've had so many children. They've made their decisions (like we all have) and now it's time to live up to their responsibilities. If not, they are doing themselves and 8 minor children a big disservice.

Just some thoughts from a former viewer...I figured if I believed J/K should stop the show, then so should my family. Thanks

nomoredrama said...

I think Kate was just a little embarrassed when Mark complimented her. I couldn't see her very well but I bet she blushed. I mean, look how freakin hot he is.

OMG, YES! Mark Consuelos is soooo hot. I used to watch All My Children (all through my teen years, don't watch soaps now) and man! He was hot then and hasn't changed a bit!

think she means all the letters to the shows and press featuring J and K from people at another website
Yep, that's what I meant :-)

Anonymous said...

MCB said...
And btw, Kelly just seemed SO angry with Kate, right?Wasn't it 'reported' that Kate was rude to Kelly Ripa? Yet, Kelly calls her an inspiration (yes, I realize she has to be nice but that was a little beyond nice) even AFTER all of the crazy emails.

I can't stand Kelly Ripa anyway. She is SUCH a shallow, superficial twit and a total attention whore. I loved it when Rosie O'Donnell outed her as a homophobe on the View. Heh.

She was probably pissed because some other woman was on stage and the focal point wasn't on her.

So if Kate was rude to the Ripacrite (and the only proof we have of that is the dubious word of GWoP, which makes the situation suspect right off the bat), I say "WHOO-HOOO! GO KATE."

Ohmigoodness! I have been a lurker here for a while and I had to comment on this. That is extremely rude. Whatever ever happened with Kate Gosselin being a Christian, do you think a Christian would allow someone to speak so unkinkly of others?
The original comment of Kate not being kind to Kelly Ripa is heresay.

Everyone can have their opinion, but there are ways to be kind and disagree ABOUT Jon and Kate Gosselin who are very religious.

Is it so hard to be respectfull? Your comment was uncalled for and it screams jealousy. I think that Kelly Ripa is a great entertainer.

Red_Menace said...

"You're just jealous" is such a Jr. High defense.

merryway said...

I'm still speechless about the whole wanting to adopt someday response Kate had to Kelly. I don't buy People so I don't know exactly what she said there. My mind won't compute it. My first snarky response was Jon and Kate jump the shark.
I guess they decided they like the big family and want more? Is that there way of giving back? Maybe they feel badly they didn't adopt before? It's a very personal situation made public so it's going to cause a lot of speculation. But it won't get into my brain for processing. More shocked than anything. I really thought it was just a stupid rumor.

Saturday errands call.. have a good day all.

Anonymous said...

Linda said...I just want to say that it was nice to hear J & K discuss how the show was allowing them both to stay home with the kids.

Seriously the options would be something like ...

Jon working during the day and Kate working during the day with daycare expenses for 6 kids at once.

Jon working during the day and Kate working at night with neither of them seeing each other.
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What you mean like the rest of us trying to provide for our families? Do you know how many people out there do exactly this to take care of their children and make sure they have what they NEED, not necessarily WANT, but NEED?

nomoredrama said...

What you mean like the rest of us trying to provide for our families? Do you know how many people out there do exactly this to take care of their children and make sure they have what they NEED, not necessarily WANT, but NEED?

As a hardworking woman in a thankless job sometimes, I understand that this is the way that most Americans are forced to live.

But what if it didn't have to be this way? Why, if someone can find their way out of the rat race do we begrudge them of this? They have the opportunity to work from home. Both of them. How many parents get this opportunity?

I know you will say that they are making money off of their children's backs and then we turn full circle into the full debate of exploitation vs. earning a living. I will say this though. Getting to spend quality time with your parents is always within a child's best interest.

Linda said...

I tend to agree with NMD that it is nice that the kids have both of the parents home. Yes, alot of families do have arrangements where one parent works the day shift and the other parent does the night shift.

My sister and her husband did it. It was incredibly hard on their marriage but they managed. It was also incredibly hard on the family and they only have two kids. It isn't impossible, but it was really really hard when the kids were under five.

A Mom-ynous (formerly A Mom) said...

Quite honestly I fail to see how filming a child in their natural environment or on a trip equates to "working". I would consider it more a fine line of invasion of privacy based on how much they are recorded.

But the children are not working. They have no lines to memorize. They are not on a set (despite the pretend permanent lighting which is nothing more but jerry-rigged lights that are just not taken down).

It just isn't working. Probably where I am having the biggest problem with the anti-sentiment.

The kids are permitted to behave naturally. They are not working. They are not doing "improv" (for those who will explain that children playing in a commercial are just behaving naturally).

They get up when its time (noticed they come down with scraggly hair in their pj's when it is filmed--they aren't rising early and preparing to be camera ready).

They are on similar schedules as they were when they were born (meals at precise times, bed at precise times). That wasn't made up for the cameras.

I would argue that this is more an issue of privacy for children who didn't choose to be filmed than I would to try and claim they are being worked to exhaustion. They do not work.

John and Kate work b/c they do rise for the crew, they have their interviews--they are dialoguing to the camera etc.

The kids are just being kids.

rain88 said...

When the kids become the main source of the income that’s where my concern comes in. I don’t have an issue with them writing a book or having speaking engagements in order to make money and spend more time with their kids. The show was much more enjoyable to me when Jon worked outside the home and the show seemed more like a thing they did now and then. Now it’s their life and it worries me that Jon and Kate might not be able to be objective enough to see if it is determintal to their kids.

When I saw them on Regis and Kelly playingin the front it reminded me of what the Ontario government did to the Dionne Quints when they were put on display so many hours a day for the public. When I first read that comparison to the Gosselins at TWOP I thought it was ridiculous. I know the comparison isn’t completely valid in all aspects but it made me uncomfortable. Can they be objective when their way of living is in the balance?

MCB said...

Is it so hard to be respectfull?

Not sure. Why don't you ask the GWoPpers that question?

Your comment was uncalled for and it screams jealousy. I think that Kelly Ripa is a great entertainer.

It's called having an opinion, and last time I looked, we're allowed to have them. Good lord, are you president of her fan club, or something? I can't stand Ripa, so what? She's the reason I don't watch that show, which is the generally accepted form of protest when you don't like something.

Anonymous said...

Fact, The Gosselins support their family off the earnings from the show and the show's sponsors. Why does this particular family have a show? Answer- they are unique because they have 2 sets of multiples, and the initial premise of the show was to showcase how a middle class family survives day-to-day with so many small, like-aged children. Therefore, if the 8 small children did not exist there would be no show. Without this show the family would have no income. If all of the above is true, then the children are the show and the children provide the income.

How many would continue to watch the show if the children were no longer being filmed and broadcast? How much adult bickering would you watch before you realized it was both unhealthy and dysfunctional? Imho, this show would be cancelled ASAP if only J/K were included. Be honest, very few people are interested in being entertained by neither J. nor K.; if you're interested in seeing dysfunctional adult behavior you could go to any urban city venue: grocery store, mall, hospital, park....

Let's face it folks, if you claim that the parents are, "working", then you must also admit that the kids are too. The parents would not even have this show if not for the kids. J./K. both need to growup, accept responsibility and get real, adult, family supporting jobs. These parents have no right to rob these kids of their indivdual, childhood privacies, and the public has not right to be entertained by the children, either. No longer a viewer, but still have compassionate concern for this family, and especially the children.

Anonymous said...

NoMoreDrama said...I will say this though. Getting to spend quality time with your parents is always within a child's best interest.
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Sure, if it was actually quality time being spent with the children. ALSO, some parents are not in a child's best interest.

MCB said...

Remember the old Peanuts cartoons? Whenever an adult authority figure would say something, all the viewer heard was "wah-wa-wa-wah-wah-wah."

Lately, whenever I see a long winded, lecturing post about how the Gosselins are living off the backs of their kids, I can't even get through a paragraph anymore. It all sounds the same. The same old lectures, retold over and over again. I'm reading along and all I'm retaining is "wah-wa-wa-wah-wah-wah." The Peanuts noise.

In fact, that's what I call those posts, usually lecturing, frequently condescending, and always hiding behind the name "anonymous." It's called "a Peanuts Post."

Anonymous said...

mcb thanks for keeping an open mind.

Anonymous said...

mcb,

I'm one of those people who only considers what is imho best for minor children; not just the Gosselin children but all children. I'm not expecting anymore out of J/K than I would expect of myself. I'm sorry that you find honesty condescending, and that you're offended my me posting as anonymous. If I posted as Lucy (to your Peanuts) would that give my post anymore credibility by your standards? Are you also insulted by the Pro- Gosselin posters who post anonymously?

Thanks, Lucy and the Gang

MCB said...

It's a bit hard to keep an open mind when you've heard it all before. Over and over in almost every comment section, someone feels the need to lecture about the same old, same old. That's the point. And when people lecture, they tend to hide. Hide behind "anonymous." Yes, maybe most of us would respect a counter opinion more if you just simply made up a name. It's not that hard and doesn't give your identity away to just make something up. When you have 100 comments in the follow up, and all the dissenters are posting as "anonymous," others have complained that it's hard to have a conversation. But, maybe that's the intent. Drive by commentators rarely want to have an actual conversation.

rain88 said...

MCB, I do want to have an actual conversation. I like to hear all sides of an issue. That's what I like about this site, that you let both sides post. I'm not sure you were refering to my post, but I don't think I was condescending or lecturing.

Guinevere said...

Sure, if it was actually quality time being spent with the children. ALSO, some parents are not in a child's best interest.

Yeah, like I have a hard time imagining that women who are vicious, hyper-judgmental, misogynistic and obsessed with hating someone they choose to watch on TV make the best mothers. I can only hope they aren't raising their children to be as hateful as they themselves are.

Anonymous said...

Like all topics, everyone has their own opinion on the Gosselins' lifestyle and how Jon and Kate choose to support their family. Some people have no problem with the family-unit working to supply the monies that are necessary to thrive and grow. And, maybe some people could envision themselves making similar choices if the opportunity presented itself. I guess that's why Im on the side that thinks what the G's are doing is not wholesome and infringes on the kids' privacy rights. More importantly, I could not see making this choice for my family ...why would I think something is not ok for my kids, but is ok for someone else's children? Maybe it's because my husband and I are not afraid of working hard, and are raising our in an environment that evidences that the road to success is often an uphill climb requiring rigorous academics, long sometimes less than optimal work hours, determination and hard work. That being said, we did/do not require our children to provide money to the, "Family's" coffers. Gotta run and get to my job-multiple tuition payments need to be paid.

The Great Pumpkin

Guinevere said...

More importantly, I could not see making this choice for my family ...why would I think something is not ok for my kids, but is ok for someone else's children?

I guess I come from the POV that there are many, many choices that I would not make for myself but that I would not judge others for making. I do not think there is only one right way to live. That seems like an excessively narrow-minded view of the world, to me.

GLO said...

Guinevere,
Regarding your comment, "I do not think there is only one right way to live. That seems like an excessively narrow-minded view of the world, to me."
I totally agree. It is this air of judgment that I find disagreeable with this debate. I can understand the position of those who disagree with the choices J&K have made in doing this show, but what irks me is how the amount of resentment and superiority that comes with some of those comments.
I don't have an issue with dissenting opinion, in fact, I welcome it. What I do have a problem with are those who feel their opinion is the only correct one and are intolerant of others and their choices.

Anonymous said...

What I do have a problem with are those who feel their opinion is the only correct one and are intolerant of others and their choices.

Would that include people agreeing with bitter Julie?

Anne said...

Ok lets get the truth out. I am new to this site and wont be here to much as I think its off the mark. I live in the Vancouver BC area incase your tracking my IP addy (as I dont care). Now that we have that out here goes. The show needs to be cancelled ASAP. These children are being used and abused. There are no child laws to protect them due to its a Reality show though Kate often says its work. Turn a blind eye if you want or call me names but I all I ask you is would you put your kids/family through this just to be rich and famous. If you say yes then sleep well as I say no and would never and I have a hard time sleeping monday nites after watching this show and being reminded of the abuse. jon and kate make pagent moms look kind and normal. Lets see if this gets posted or is this site afraid of the truth and those who disagree with them.

GLO said...

Anonymous from 8-6 @ 1:02 p.m.

"What I do have a problem with are those who feel their opinion is the only correct one and are intolerant of others and their choices.

Would that include people agreeing with bitter Julie?"

Yes, it would.

Anne:
"Lets see if this gets posted or is this site afraid of the truth and those who disagree with them."

Your comment was posted, so I guess this site isn't afraid of the "truth" or those who disagree. Welcome!