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'Jon & Kate Plus 8' Premiere Sets Record Ratings

'Jon & Kate Plus 8' Premiere Sets Record Ratings

Not surprisingly, the fifth season premiere of Jon & Kate Plus 8 reached a record 9.8 million viewers on Monday.

The premiere episode, “Cake Boss”, garnered TWICE as many viewers as the show’s previous series high, according to THR.

Looks like the plea made by Kate Gosselin‘s sister-in-law Jodi‘s sister Julie, urging viewers not to watch didn’t work!

Julie wrote, “Please don’t watch on Monday. You’re not going to learn anything new by watching. They will only show what they think people want to see and it isn’t real anyway. They will probably drag this out (J&K’s ‘relationship’) for the entire season. They just string the viewers along hoping that they will come back for more.”

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148 Responses to “'Jon & Kate Plus 8' Premiere Sets Record Ratings”

  1. 1
    Georgia Says:

    I watched this to see if Kate had changed…I think she is even a bigger ***** now. She made this all about her. I think when it was Phoney crying, to make us feel sorry for her. I will never watch this program again. I think she has treated her dogs better than her husband.

  2. 2
    !!! Says:

    isn’t her sister-in-law’s name Jodie?

  3. 3
    mary Says:

    Can’t stand this lady…..

  4. 4
    ericka Says:

    I thought her name was jodi….whatever it is, I think she is real envious of Kate……..Right? Kate is gr8t loved the show.

  5. 5
    ericka Says:

    I thought her name was jodi….whatever it is, I think she is real envious of Kate……..Right? Kate is gr8t loved the show.

  6. 6
    15 minutes are up Says:

    Sure it did, it is the same reason why people slow, turn their necks and look at an accident. Doesn’t make it right, but people do.

    Jon and Kate really should take some time away from the cameras, the book tour, pap shoots and so on.

    School will be out in PA first week of June. Tell TLC you are taking a break and go with your family away. Try and sort it out. They aren’t doing their family any good by trying to play this out in the media.

    I watched a highlight of the party in the park. If the paps had become their new “frineds” why have a party in such a public place? There are many places around Reading and Wyomissing where they could have had a party. Once inside the paps would not have been allowed in.

  7. 7
    rachel Says:

    why does people watch that show? I have never seen, and never will. But I hear a lot of negative things about these people. So I am curious as to why people watch.

  8. 8
    donna Says:

    please leave them alone. i feel so bad for this family, i agree with what jon said last nite, people will say anything for $20,000.
    i felt bad for kate, i feel bad for jon. he says he doesnt want this life anymore….no privacy ect, but you signed on for it….what did you really expect.

  9. 9
    christain Bale Says:

    its funny how jodi hates them now that she is no longer on the show

  10. 10
    lisseyna Says:

    wow………..the sis in-law sure has promoted the show! Good job Jodi or Julie. I guess she might b the only person who thinkd realty shows r real. It’s a great show and I love both jon and kate.

  11. 11
    jaz Says:

    2 things-
    1- aunt jodie and her sister are stupid fame whores who are for some reason envious of jon and kate
    2- the epidode wasnt called cake boss, just jared. it was called “turning 5 and the future”
    cake boss is an entirely different show that came on after jon and kate plus 8.

  12. 12
    lisseyna Says:

    I love comment # 10 lol

  13. 13
    me Says:

    Jodi’s sister needs to shut the hell up. Jodi and her husband are going around to media outlets selling the story that kate and john have a contract that says he can have other women. So obviously Jodi and her husband want what is best for their nieces and nephews right? selling stories like that so that one day the kids can read about them. Jon and Kate might not be perfect and heck probably are money/ attention whores but that doesn’t mean other adults should be getting involved and make money off of their life it makes them million times worse than Jon and Kate. Poor kids

  14. 14
    BabyDaddy Says:

    Donna I guess Jon did not want to be on that American Chopper either. Guess they cuffed him and forced him on.

    I did not watch these pigs and I won’t ever again contribute to this charade.

    Nice boobs Kate. I hear you let your thong show last night. Trash. What’s next? Kate has a stripper pole installed “just for the kids” because it is all for the kids dontcha know? Their college edjamacation.

  15. 15
    lilly Says:

    can this jodie women get something called a life?

  16. 16
    christain Bale Says:

    watch and comment

  17. 17
    jackee Says:

    Julie and Jodi are two different people speaking up about the rediculous farce that jon and kate plus 8 is….
    If you read julies blog, and have been a faithful follower of the show, you’ll see that most everything she says is true.
    Basically, the fame has gone to kate’s head, and they get most everything paid for by TLC…it’s an interesting blog.
    If TLC was a “family based network” like they claim, they’d pull the plug on this show and let this family go it alone…but being the money hungry business that it is, and Kate is feeling the triple income now, they will just continue to keep these two in the media spotlight to make the ratings soar….

  18. 18
    vivian Says:

    its sad that they drag their children into this freaking mess.

  19. 19
    Rhonda Says:

    I watched the show last night and was surprised to find that Kate played the “victim” to the hilt. Not one word about her bf steve the bodyguard. Its seems clear the show is gonna turn into the Kate show and she is full of herself. The show has lost its charm. I won’t be watching anymore

  20. 20
    BabyDaddy Says:

    Who the f cares about Julie or Jodie or whoever.

    It is Jon and Kate and their kids whose lives are being invaded by the world. Stick to the subject matter and blame only those who are letting this farce continue – Jon and Kate Gosselin. Only they can stop this, not Julie Jodie or anyone else. THEY DON’T WANNA STOP THE SHOW. KATE LOVES LOVES LOVES LOVES IT. Didn’t you read the People article. She loves the lights, action, everything about being a celebrity. Never said a word about motherhood.

  21. 21
    dingus Says:

    It is incredible that no one sees this for what it is – This is all about ratings and money – The show needs to have at least 7 million viewers to be successful – Getting an new house did not improve the ratings enough – getting a pair of puppies did not help the ratings – renewing vows did not help the ratings – so the latest thing to do is invent a “new story” to build up ratings – This situation is pathetic – Both parents are making their living off of publicizing their children’s lives! Look at some of the facts finally reveled – Jon quit his job 2 years ago (he does not work from home) – Kate has plenty of helpers (all hidden from the camera – a chef, a nutritionist, baby sitters, cleaning personnel and so on) – now add to that how Kate has eliminated “family” from the show (remember Aunt Jodie? and Kate is estranged from her parents and siblings) – the idea is to eliminate any “leaks” to the truth – To continue to make a living off of their kids – an illusion must be created!

  22. 22
    maaryn Says:

    i think #18 is jealous…America loves the SHOW!

  23. 23
    Jackie Says:

    I agree with Jon too, people WILL say anything for $20000. J&K aren’t innocent but they’re not as bad as Jodie wants all of us to think.

  24. 24
    a total fan Says:

    I don’t watch the show but its sad to hear that so many people tuned in see the drama in these childrens lives. Its almost like an accident you don’t want to see but you can’t help yourself.

  25. 25
    ashley Says:

    I’ve watched this show all along, and everything was so awkward last night! They may be ‘dragging it out’ to get ratings, but there definitely is real trouble in their relationship. Hard to watch, but we’re all curious.

  26. 26
    dingus Says:

    Do you know why Jodi is no longer on the show?

    The real reason comes down to the fact that TLC wanted to involve Jodi a little more, they wanted to compensate her for her time and bring her into the show as a family member to dispell the idea that kate has shut out all family from their lives and has been using access to the kids as a weapon against her parents and brothers and sisters – when Kate found out that the TLC producers offered to compensate Jodi – she threw a fit and told them that the only people on the show that will be paid are John and herself! – she immediately forbade Jodi from having any contact with the children! That is why Jodi is no longer on the show – the show is really “Kate and Kate plus Kate” now – the children are just “inventory”, as well as Jon is now just “inventory” – The show is just one big scripted lie that is always in search of a new angle for ratings – think about the “puppies”, or “going green” or the “new house” or the “renewed vows” – everything is being done for ratings and income – and to build Kate as a brand – greed – plain and simple! – an interesting back story to all of this is how Kate became estranged from her parents – her Father is a minister with a small congregation – when the congregation found out about kate’s pregnancy with the 6 babies, they pulled together and arranged for donations to help out Jon and Kate – Kate rejected much of the donations, with comments like “the cribs don’t match and I would never dress her children in those clothes” and told her father she would only accept cash!!! – that really embarrassed her father and insulted his congregation – When her wishes were not met, she eliminated her parents from her life and denies them access to the children – tjis is the type of person she is!

    @christain Bale:

  27. 27
    jdub Says:

    @!!!: yea but jodi’s sister’s name is Julie. and she’s the one telling people not to watch.

    i love jon & kate + 8. This whole situation sucks and i feel bad for both of them and the kids. Even tho Kate is a b****, its not like she doesnt know it. She admitted to being one and that she’s been very hard on Jon the last 5 years. I have sympathy for her tho, bc having to handle 8 kids is alot. Some mothers cant even handle 1 child, so i know Kate is struggling right now. Last night, she showed that she loves her kids and will do anything for them by throwing that party for them, even tho she didnt have jon helping her. And i understand that Jon’s going thru alot right now. I just hope they can work something out. Oh, and i wish they’d stop treating this family like celebrities and having the paps follow them around. its ridiculous!

  28. 28
    carley Says:

    i absolutely love this show first off.
    yes, kate can go a bit over the top sometimes but people and magazines are making her out to be some selfish person, i’m sure she really does love her children.
    i feel horrible for jon and what he has to go through.

    last night’s show made it clear that he really loves his kids and that he’s concerned foremost about them in all of this.

    another thing that’s been bothering me is the fact that all their “family” have been coming out and saying such horrible things.
    like HELLO you’re their family, support them!

    i truly believe that kate is a great mom and that this situation has just brought them more into the spotlight and given a reason for other people to begin spreading rude and hurtful rumours about the family.

    i wish them all the best and hope they figure everything out soon, out of the camera’s eye.

  29. 29
    pr person Says:

    A reality show that isn’t real? DUH!

    What is “sad” is that Julie, Kates brothers wife’s(Jodie) sister feels the need to comment. This woman supposedly has made it a “personal decision to give the kids privacy and respect that they deserve…” ???? Maybe she can explain how it is respectful to those children to completely bash on their mother in a VERY public way?! Why the need to even open her big mouth when the Gosslins show doesn’t even effect HER? She isn’t even related to them! Jealous much?? With ‘family’ like this… who needs enemies??!! Disgusting!

  30. 30
    Donna Says:

    If my memory serves me right, Jon said at the end of last season that he didn’t know if he wanted to do this anymore and Kate basically disagreed. She wanted to. Doesn’t matter what anyone else wants as longs as she gets what she wants. ( I-I-I-I- ME- ME- ME is all she says) She is mean and abusive and finds every reason in the world to justify her actions while tearing down everyone else. She has emasculated Jon so many times that he probably doesn’t even try to give his two cents for fear of her drama and hatefulness. The sad part is, their kids are seeing this. Their daughters are learning already to treat their future husbands like crap and their sons are learning to “shut up and take it”. Kate has belittled her husband in front of the kids and to the kids and they are the ones, in the long run, who are going to be the “losers” in the situation. TLC has created a monster!

  31. 31
    LolaSvelt Says:

    Well we already know that today’s society is facing a downturn, but the fact that people actually watch this trash shows that you are giving these low lives the satisfaction they thrive for.

  32. 32
    #18 Says:

    Is Aunt Jodi and/or her fugly sister Julie.
    Eff both of you!
    Thanks for promoting my show!!!
    Ratings are thru the roof!!
    Thanks for talking sh^it bi%tches!!!!

  33. 33
    mertz Says:

    lol. i didn’t watch it. i don’t think i’m missed as a non-viewer. good on tlc.

  34. 34
    Emma_nems Says:

    @Georgia: Yes, the story is referring to the comment that Julie, JODI’S SISTER, made…

  35. 35
    Richard Garner Says:

    Although the prayer schedule featured on the link below has the Gosselin’s with 24/7 prayer coverage, there’s always more room to remember this family in the coming days as the media and others continue their campaign of gossip and hate.

  36. 36
    TVsnark Says:

    I cannot watch children being damaged. Poor kids. Poor Jon and Rich Kate. She obviously will not try to work on her marriage. I think she hates Jon.

  37. 37
    TVsnark Says:

    I cannot watch children being damaged. Poor kids. Poor Jon and Rich Kate. She obviously will not try to work on her marriage. I think she hates Jon.

  38. 38
    Lillianne Says:

    Can’t stand her. Won’t watch the show unless its children only.

  39. 39
    MULLINS Says:

    Radar on line says the show had the highest rating ever.

  40. 40
    TVsnark Says:

    Those of you trashing Jodi and Julie need to read the Truth.
    It might hurt to know you were duped but you were. THIS IS NOT REALITY! These people are scam artists and they are being exposed.

    Don’t blame the messenger, just listen to the message.

  41. 41
    15 minutes are up Says:

    Just because it had good rating doesn’t mean “people love the show” or that “people love Jon and Kate”. Rating mean people watched the show.

    Telling you “train wreck” ………………………………people watch.

  42. 42
    TVsnark Says:

    If Jodi and kevin are lying why are they being sued??

  43. 43
    Mean mommy Says:

    What mom would make their five year old children work to pay for their own college? She the biggest hag and these children are being exploited to pay the mortgage on the million dollar home. Kate! Wake up out of your fake tan and fingernails dream world and start being a mommy again.

  44. 44
    Emma_nems Says:

    Kate could NOT have been any more honest…

    Shout-out to Jon & all others who hate Kate: When one is in a family –no matter how big– one has to fight for the kids in the family AND not say things like, “I quit my job 2 years ago for her;” everything I’ve done, I’ve done for the kids AND here’s how what Kate’s been doing has ruined me, “there are even some people who think I don’t breathe right…” I’ve done some THINGS and blah blah blah…

    AND let me, Jon, also complain about how my wife’s finally trying to take my family to the next level while I go around jeopardizing that by even hinting (or giving the “p-people” reason to believe) that I am in fact cheating on my wife…

    Could you all not see just how RESENTFUL Jon was at Kate’s apparent success?! And pretty much at everything the mother of his 8 children is?

    “I had to drive back because Kate forgot this and Kate forgot that”– Come on! OK, as the “loyal” husband that you are, don’t complain about you wife’s behavior on national TV and much less blame her for how your life’s turned out!

    AND don’t make her sound like the bad one in the marriage– @ least she went ahead and put on the pants in the relationship you seemed to have taken off a long time ago!

    All mothers out there: YOU would try to advance your career and family– why can’t Kate show you how it’s done? If a husband can’t tolerate that, the hell w/him!

  45. 45
    kath Says:

    well, then, don’t you think that the affair thing was a publicity stunt? it sure has worked hasn’t it?

  46. 46
    Halli Says:

    Jodie, her sister Julie and her husband Kevin are all bitter trailer trash who are just angry they’re not on the show anymore. Exposing lies or extremly personal stories about these parents is NOT helpful to the children. Its sick and transparent that they just want to trash Jon and Kate. At least Jon and Kate are the parents and choose what they feel is best for their family, but the hubris that Kevin, Jodie and Julie wrap themeselves in is sickening. How can they pretend they only care about the kids when its is they who are spreading a lot of these rumors for $$$ from STAR magazine and RADAR online.

  47. 47
    MULLINS Says:

    Jon and Kate and,TLC- Are smiling all the way to the bank-$$$$$ ching-ching -They went fishing and the people took the bait- line and sinker- Sooo funny- :} Stay tunned people they will have more bait for you all that is Drama- They know people love Drama-

  48. 48
    MULLINS Says:

    The reality about the show Jon and Kate plus 8 is they want you to keep watching.

  49. 49
    slugo Says:

    There’s no underestimating the stupidity of middle America and unfortunately the acceptance of this crap will only bring more like it arrrrrghaa

  50. 50
    blove Says:

    ive watched this show for the past seasons and tuned into last nights show only to be really saddened by what has happened to this family. kate has changed so much, she is so fake, and you can tell shes all about the celebrity. its quite annoying, as for jon, you can tell he just hates everything. he even said “i dont like this life” yet kate must have said 5 times after that “i love it, i love it, i love it” yea we get it b****!! jon seemed to just want his kids to have fun, they should fix the family before it gets worse. i feel for the kids and i hope they work things out

  51. 51
    JFS in IL Says:

    I think Jodi and Kevin are brave and have the best interests of the Gosselin kids at heart.

    Jon may say that some folks will say anything for $20,000. How much are YOU getting per episode to sell out your kids, Jon?

  52. 52
    ******* Says:

    I wasn’t going to watch this show, but with all the hype I had to see what would be said. Jon looked horrible. He looked like he had been crying for days and just before the 9pm airing was the show airing the 4th season. Kate said she loved being on tv, the book tours, traveling the whole package. Jon said he hated it and he admitted he never wanted any of it to begin with. He said he loved his family and the decision was made. If Kate loves her husband and kids, she seriously needs to end her contract and work on her relationship with Jon. But for the most part.. I FELT SAD FOR THIS FAMILY AND NO MATTER WHOS FAULT IT IS.. I FIGURE THEY NEED LOTS OF PRAYERS. And that is what I’m going to do…. pray for them!

  53. 53
    baby jesus Says:

    - success is a double-edged sword. Now the price goes up for a story or a pic about these two and people in the know come out of the woodwork.

  54. 54
    Dave Says:

    “Kate Gosselin’s sister-in-law Jodi’s sister Julie”

    How much further removed from the Kate can you be?…lets throw in what Kate’s former roommate’s cousin’s brother’s neighbor’s wife has to say about this show.

  55. 55
    Meg Says:

    @a total fan:

    100% agree with you.

  56. 56
    Valeria Says:

    I am only 12 and i agree with this this show should just be the “kate show” becouse from what i saw……….she barely pays attention to the children and she always screams at them all she wasnts is money and for her friking house to be perfect. atleast jon is not that bad.

  57. 57
    Halli Says:

    I think the major problem between Jon and Kate is this:

    Kate see’s this as her career. Something she is obviously very good at doing. She’s a good writer and a good speaker. Jon is resentful of Kate’s abilities and success and hates that he’s so mediocre that he couldn’t even finish University. So he hates the show becuase its made Kate much more of the breadwinner and the “pants” of the family.

    Jon feels disconnected with Kate and she see’s this as him being jealous and insecure. This infuriates her and she feels like Jon is acting like a baby (which he is).

    So Kate’s angry about this, which makes Jon even more resentful of Kate so he’s been trying to relive his stolen youth (remember he married at only 22 years old and had twins at 24 and sextuplets at 27) and he’s acting a fool.

    So now both parties hate each other.

  58. 58
    pr person Says:

    I’m going to scream if I read another “poor, poor Jon” post. Blah! Why should Kate be villainized for being a strong, intelligent, opinionated woman, who works to support her family? Jon is a big boy who has also enjoyed whatever ‘wealth’ this show has brought in. If the ‘man’ didn’t want to stay home and take care of his children, then why did he? The ‘man’ didn’t seem to mind the cameras or the attention, until it came out that he was trying to hit on and kiss college girls (then he wasn’t so sure he wanted to continue) and was caught out late at night with someone other than his wife. Now he “hates it”. Sure he does.

  59. 59
    Julie Says:

    Poor Jon, ditch the witch.

  60. 60
    Keeks Says:

    It’s Aunt Jodi’s SISTER who said those things, not Aunt Jodi herself. Everyone is misreading it.

  61. 61
    Baby Huey Says:

    How anyone can stand this show with all those whiney brats and the flakey parents is beyond me. Oi Vey

  62. 62
    MULLINS Says:

    This show has become more like a soap opera-

  63. 63
    Jennah Says:

    I felt sad when Alexis was talking to her Daddy, and held his face, kissing him. She then said “I don’t want you to leave again, Daddy.”
    So this IS affecting the kids. Even Cara, the sassy twin, was calm last night. It’s as if by acting nicer, maybe Daddy will stay ? I also noticed Kate STILL bossed Jon around ! And Jon looked VERY depressed last night. I feel bad for HIM. After being scolded, slapped in the face, made fun of, humiliated, etc. for five years (That we actually saw), no wonder he feels the way he does. How can anyone love someone who treats them like dirt.
    So very sad.

  64. 64
    t Says:

    @donna: please leave them alone they should quit the show for the kids 4 years of this ****.

  65. 65
    MULLINS Says:

    The show started out about a family and now it is more about the Mom and Dad and maybe divorce-cheating-Sad!!!

  66. 66
    tilly Says:

    baby daddys right.

  67. 67
    MULLINS Says:

    I feel sorry for the children.

  68. 68
    Beth Says:

    Jon minus nine. :(

  69. 69
    t Says:

    I have personally interacted with the Gosselins back in her pregnancy, helping care for her for 3 months. I am also a practicing Christian who values the true meaning of following Christ in a broken, fallen world. What I find really upsetting about this family is that it’s destroying credibility for those of us who are open about our struggles in our journey of life and with Christ at our side. There’s an air of self-righteousness and selfish-ness, and it’s infuriating. And, honestly, I saw the roots of this WAY back in her pregnancy as well, as they didn’t call providers by their names, express thankfulness for care, but rather helped convey a sense of entitlement and rudeness. Why drag God’s Word and being Christians into the show? Stop the labeling, alright… It’s a set-up for increased scrutiny and hypocrisy. At a time when they should be exhibiting HUMILITY as a prime opportunity to be REAL Christians, instead PRIDE and ANGER are prevalent. The flesh of the world and lust of the eyes have taken over their lives. I pray that God will convict them both, and that they will RESPOND IN HUMILITY, putting God and His Kingdom purposes first. They need major marital and individual counseling, as well as treatment for narcisstic and OCD personality disorders. I fear for the children’s future. Do what’s right and discontinue or suspend the show, Jon and Kate, or even TLC. It’s not about the $1 million mansions, first class traveling, and high-quality lifestyles. God wants to meet you in your brokenness, but you have to be willing to obey and follow God’s principles… We reap what we sow…

  70. 70
    chelsea Says:

    1. why should they plan their lives around the paps!? like they’re trying to be as normal as can be!
    2. Jons the biggest loser every, he’s 30 something… whether or not he cheated on kate is his issue.. BUT HE”S A FATHER! he shouldnt be partying till 2:30 am with anyone! and he can’t just ‘TAKE A BREAK’ from his family for a weekend… like wtf, grow so balls and man up jon!
    3. Kate is handling this all too well, sure she may be a Bee sometimes but if you had 8 kids how would you be!? She pulling together for her kids and you really saw that in this episode.. I used to not like kate so much, but after this i have soo so much respect for kate.

  71. 71
    Fran Says:

    9.8 million? ….pathetic…..only uneducated white trash would watch this crap………. thanx American Education System for turning out so many mental cripples

  72. 72
    Kate Gosselin Says:

    Hey everybody,
    Thanks for watching my show.
    Here’s all the celebrities that want my hairdo.
    They all wanna be me!!!

  73. 73
    Kate Gosselin Says:

    I look better than all those bi^tches!!!

  74. 74
    betsy Says:

    Yes, post #71, U R right, regardless he is a father and shouldn’t be out partying until 2:30 am.

    If he wants to have a guys night out, then hook up with some other married fathers, dads, etc. and plan poker night. Go to a sports club and grab a beer. He doesn’t have to hang with 20 yr olds and posse for pics. Jon needs “buddies” not star/fame seekers.

    Still don’t know why they have to air all of their mess for TLC. Have a talk off camera and figure out what is what, not in front of the camera.

  75. 75
    lakers fan in boston Says:

    i saw the show and honestly they have grown really far apart from each other
    the 1st time u see them together it’s really awkward
    i will not b surprised a bit if they get divorced
    i found it kinda sad when she said they 2 older girls were stepping up…..they should be kids, not b worrying about helping u out with the kids

  76. 76
    imprisoned jon Says:

    the reason Jon looks so depressed is that his fresh young poon has been cut off—— I say sneak out and get some tonight Jon

  77. 77
    STFU KATE Says:

    this message board is probably gonna run dry soon…I just wanted to point out a few things…
    1. Kate has thrown her husband under the bus a million plus times, and keeps playing the victim..
    2. All she keeps telling everyone is how he’s changed, he’s not the same person, she’d tried and tried to change him but he wont budge..
    ….Uh, bi tch…guess who’s changed…YOU! Kate is not the same woman HE married! She’s now got into the fame and fortune, the glam and glamourous, and the entaurage of oodles and oodles of camera men, staff, crew and security gaurd!
    3. Jon has remained the same…he just wants to be the dad, the husband bringing home the income, and the man who has privacy.

    4. Even though this is a ratings bonanza…there are countless news media circuits who are giving thier opinion on her…and none of them are shedding her in a good light.

  78. 78
    Rhonda Says:

    TLC–how about this for a plot line—Jon and the kids go out for the day, Kate and her boyfriend , the bodyguard, get it on and she belittles him the way she does Jon and the bodygurard knocks her on her ass! I think that would be a REAL ratings boost.

  79. 79
    kiddo Says:

    chelsea-I agree.

    Yeah he was a hot young punk at 22. He played sports, snowboarded prob “had fun” and now is trying to go back again. Cant go back when you have 8 kids. Stay at home Jon. It wasnt your birthday, you didnt get a promotion and it was mid week right?

    He is a “computer guy”, yeah good one. we called them “stockbrokers” in my day. He is an office clerk and now out of his game (computers) by two years.

    At least she is honest-I love it. At least she didnt minimalize it. He has trouble with the job duties? How much you gotta make sitting on your @ss to be that lazy?

    I have twins, trust me, trust me, trust me-I could give her shouting lessons. My Rap Nickname is “ol’ yella.” However I dont degrade.

    You only can dish out what one will take. So if he is an underachiving whimp who doesnt mind the perks but doesnt again want to work, then politely steps out whilst she is whoring herself for him as well, well geez. After watching the last few episodes, clearly she is leaving him behind. It happens.

    Personally, i think they hit a bump, Jodi did her blah blah blah (unless in on it hmmm???) and Tlc and Kate jumped right on the free publicity.

    They should have plastered the faces of the paps on TV! Maybe they have cheating spouses, afterall they live the life too.

    Boy I am in a mood. lol

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    Bernie madoff Says:

    Holy batpoop, she stuffed her bra with all the money she stole from the Christians.

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    The pope Says:

    Man, what a *****. I’m glad I never got married.

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    kiddo Says:

    She is a media lover. She went from one energetic prof (nursing) to another.

    For 3.5 million dollars-Shut up Jon and wipe the kids @ss.

    I work minimal like u mutts 40 plus hours a week. I get up, I get dressed, my children get up, Its a process.

    My job used to offer “work at home”, until, you will love this -A person put in a workmans comp claim when they tripped at home and Buh-Bye went ther at home.

    I didnt have kids then!! I could kill the person now.

    If mummy is willing to ***** it out without putting it out, shut up Jon and wipe the kids @ss.

    8 day care bills, 8 lunches, 8 anything! Jon and Kate would be on welfare without TLC, so as a taxpayer, shut up Jon and wipe the kids @ss.

    its ok for him to be all pissy about her sucess, and again we ahve covered the media w-h-o-r-e angle, but i dont think his lazy butt wants to get off the couch and work.

    Mullins- new one

    You think with all the running from the Paps, they would be thinner.

    Bet you paris Hilton peeved that Kates Been in the

    Jon & Kate just Ate ????wtF BOTH GOT FAT.

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    kiddo Says:

    Laker fan in Boston-

    You are a pilgrim in an unholy Land my friend.

    Good luck with that. Boston not big on the non-bostoners.

    Notre Dame girl here!

    Love the name. Its apt, its apt (lisa simpson)

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    blah Says:

    i cant stand these two.

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    boytoy Says:

    chiñata LMAO :D

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    jaye Says:

    I want the season openers although I’m not a regular viewer. I think the kids are adorable, but Kate gets on my nerves too much to watch it on a regular basis. The saddest thing was when one of the little girls told Jon she didn’t want him to go away again. Of course he lied to her and said he had to work. It’s obviously that some sort of separation is going on. Neither Jon or Kate said anything about they were going to work on their marriage. I think what is going on has been going on for a long time and they KNOW whether or not they are staying together, but aren’t directly saying. Some reports says she and Jon have already separated.

    Jon said they are going in different directions. I don’t think either of them are concerned about the marriage staying together, only the kids. But I’m sure they’re keep up the pretense of working on the marriage at least until the end of this season. They have a contractual obligation to the show for this season.

    They don’t need to stay together because of the kinds; kids aren’t dumb, they know when something is wrong. If they both continue to be in the kids lives on a daily basis then any unneeded trauma can be avoided.

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    just me Says:

    I watched the show and still love it. They are the sweetest, most lovable and loving children ever! I take a lot of the gossip with a grain of salt. Jon was right. People will say or make up anything for $20,000.00. I really hope they can work things out. Love them.

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    Donzey 560 Says:

    Have any of you ever been around 6-8 children (3/4 of them under the age of 5) for longer than 5 minutes? I ran a preschool one year for 12 – 3 year olds with 2-4 high school student teachers to help, and after 3 1/2 hours I was exhausted! How do think it is for someone who has these children 24/7, help or no help?

    1. You have to be organized.
    2. You have to set boundaries for children.
    3. You have to find time to give them attention and meet their individual personalities.
    (that’s only 3 of a gazillion)

    I see Kate doing all those things. When I first started watching the show John used to make me so mad, Kate would have things in order, ask John to help, then he would somehow undermind her which would set her off–understandable. Don’t “help” if you don’t follow through what is asked of you. There is a reason why you put special shoes, jackets, etc. on children, not because she wanted to be a fish wife. No wonder why she would come off as the “*****”, he is lazy and frustrating. Don’t forget, editing makes good tv.

    So what if they have things paid for? It’s the price and the perks for signing up to be in everyone’s livingroom. You don’t have people invade your life without making a deal for yourself. That’s business. If they have invested their money wisely, the kids will be lucky enough to have college paid for in 13 years. The paps–including this website, are paying for info and photos to line their own wallets, isn’t that also trying to “mooch” off of the kids too? AND YOU DON’T HAVE A CONTRACT WITH TLC.

    I’m so sick of the “Poor John”line — he’s a selfish looser. Did you notice in yesterday’s show he pulled up in a flashy white sports car and Kate had the van? Grow up John, be a man and not just a “baby daddy.” Kate is clearly overwhelmed and dissapointed that their marriage is very difficult and I believe John said something like, “I take them to school every day.” BFD!!! Does he dress them, bathe them, comb their hair, feed them, take them to the doctor, etc. He clearly is a selfish jerk.

    Women always have do everything then get the blame.

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    aryn Says:

    Im not sure jon has enough job skills to provide for the 8, plus college so i think they got the hook up with the show. just seems like her family needs to get over the anger. Thats how some jealos people r
    I hate people who r so negative that like to bring people down

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    aryn Says:

    maybe jodi and julie should go repent….
    or go to hell.

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    mike Says:

    i think the 2 sisters need to repent or shut the effff up

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    Carol Daus Says:

    Hi Kate & Jon, I am a total fan of the show. I have been home for the past year stuck in a wheel chair. My kids are now 24, 19, and 18. My youngest will leave for college this fall. The time goes to FAST!!

    I want to thank you form the bottom of my heart for all the happy tear’s the eight of you have brought to my eye’s. This past year, my tear’s have been, because I am sad over my accident. I miss my family being around me. It’s been hard, and your show has been great to watch. I have been routing for you 8 since the start.

    I want to give you a word of advice. You two just renewed your vow’s! You both love each each other very much. Kate gave up nursing, so she shouldn’t pass up this writting deal. Jon is a man, and no man want’s to be home, because he has to be. They rather work!! Kate, please don’t be so vocal on everything Jon does, and believe him first, until you can be 100% sure. Don’t ever wear your heart on your sleeve. It’s what everyone want’s, so they can roll with it. Kate, if you all ready know the answer about Jon’s supposed affair and we don’t, then get private counciling, and if it all possible keep that private to. Even if you can prove all these rummors are false, don’t bother putting it out there. They will be forsed to come up with an other story to hert you again. I hope you make it work!

    Jon it’s hard on you now, but step-up keep your head up. Stay closer to your family. Don’t look like life sucks on tv. Don’t ever show there getting to you. It make good new’s, so screw them!!! PS: Give your wife your full attendtion, and stand by her. Like you said your kids will one day google you, so give them only good things on your side to look at. Both of you need to do this.

    I think it’s so awesome how many people have given your family such great trip’s, but stay together! Tell your job’s it will be a trip without the camera’s. Most parent’s don’t get to fly to diffrent place’s to ski, spa, ect. I think all this trips seperatly opened a can a worm’s for the camera’s. You guy’s have done it right for 10yr’s, so you know what work’s, so concentrate on that.

    One last thing! Tell your family to stop talking to the media, and get a lawyer , if you need to. That is awful! If, this will ease your heart, remember karma is a B—-!

    You only have to work on the show a few day’s a week, the rest of the week try to focus on the 8 of you.

    I would love to meet you all one day. I live in PA, only 1 1/2hr’s from you. Best Wishes to all of you. Hang in there. I am in your corner!

    Best Wishe’s

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    kiddo Says:

    So what ever happened to sticking it out? Guess that doesnt happen anymore huh. Just the richer, not the poorer (we know that will be Jon).

    Poor Bradd Pitt. lol If Jon bolts he has no chance of fleeing the “whatever you call the adoptee’s” mom. Guy Ritchie Jumped at a good time. lol

    I dont feel bad for them. Maybe when AAden is found cracking it up, yeah maybe but probably not.

    I know Kids, exploited. But in todays age, phones with camera’s, everywhere a camera, we are all expoited and over exposed. We just dont get paid for it.

    What Kate needs is Madonna, or Angelina do a crazy adoption. (Wonder if Angelina is jealous of Kates mighty womb?).

    I like the show for what it is entertainment. I get good tips once in a while. A little less now.

    So where does Jon think the money tree is planted? DId Utah send a branch for him and Cara. I think they gave him that trip to shut him up. lol

    He does work from home, like my sister, and a few other lucky people.

    I liked how Kate dimes his butt out-He has help. He doesnt do this alone. (neither did you but you know the sound of a good gravy train).

    Face it folks. The show stops, we pay for Jon n Kate or at least the kids. They need to work. This show is going to go on for a while.

    Aunt Jodi is being sued? By who? TLC? I hope they bleed them dry. Never air your family laundry. I cant stand people like Jodi and the “sister”. I say plaster her face and her trailer on the web. See how “privacy” feels.

    I am in a mood. I dont mean to offend. except Jodi

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    lilly Says:

    OMG Carol Daus..why don’t you go move next door and wipe Kate’s Asss when she goes peee. R u for real…??
    If this show makes such an impact on you, you might want to look into applying for the sound crew for TLC.
    And do you really think jon and kate read this…I mean, you addressed it to both of them..
    I’m worried for you if you really think your love letter will be seen…

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    kiddo Says:

    Donzey 500-

    fish wife. i love it. we use that too.

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    powers Says:

    omg!!! wow that was really nice ya know they are having a hard time trying to go through it for the kids and she is just like hwo the f*** cares dont watch !!!!!! whoa that is effed up!!!

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    woof Says:

    Well of course TLC pays for things. The show is a job for Kate and John and these are some of the benefits. Who cares?

    The relatives seem jealous and for those who don’t like the show, don’t watch.

    I’ll admit I had never watched and didn’t know who they were until I saw the mom on the People cover. Well, then I had to see what was going on and I watched almost every episode over Memorial weekend.

    I loved the kids. They are so cute; as far as exploitation, parents do it all the time when they allow their little ones to act, model, perform in pageants, etc. Doesn’t make it right but it is the parents’ decision.

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    million2one Says:


    That’s heavy duty. Do you know for a fact she has all these hands to help? It’s easy to say all these things when it’s not your family there talking about. It’s ok for music, movie, athlete, children to live offer, but their the worst. Do you know what Karma means?

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    million2one Says:


    I am with you. They had mentioned a year or so back that they weren’t very close to there families. Aunt Jodie is not a nice lady. How dare she cause trouble for her niece’s & newphew’s. She probly got paid big bucks to lie.

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    million2one Says:

    @Kate Gosselin:

    I hope this isn’t really you Kate. Don’t lower yourself to her level.

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    Susan Says:

    You know I don’t see people going after the Duggars who are absolutely wierd. I don’t see anyone going after the Table for 12 people. I think some people on the internet have an agenda.
    Jodi sure didn’t mind the show when she was on it. I think she wanted that paid gig.


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    Halli Says:


    You’re right of course.

    The reason its Kate the go after instead of the little-people folk, or the slightly creepy Duggars or that Tabel for 12 yawnfest is because:

    a) Jon & Kate + Eight is the highest rated TV show becuase its entertaining in its own way becuase they are so imperfect. Whereas the Duggars, Table for 12 pretend liek they are always happy.

    b) Kate is the main target also becuase despite her biggest critics say. Yes, she is successful (books, speaking tours), she’s a good looking woman especially after 8 freakin kids and also becuase she is Type A and doesn’t hide it.

    I don’t get why some people say Kate tries to act all perfect. If you watch the show and her commentaries, its clear she’s just being as honest on camera as she is. In fact they all are, which makes them easy targets.

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    ginger Says:

    I watched this show because of the kids! I’m sure this may be their last season… I think it’s time for the kids to move away from the cameras now and start living a normal life without cameras in their face all the time.

    Trust me, you hate house guests who stays too long but to have camera crews around you all the time too? The ugliness will come out sooner or later.

    But there’s a time to just stop and take a break and have everyone move out of the house.

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    MULLINS Says:

    kiddo- When it showed her with white sunglasses I thought Paris-when she has the black sunglasses I think Octomom

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    Susan Says:

    What about the Duggars and the family Lil People, notbody ever says they are hurting their kids, What is the matter with this family that makes you hate them? Sounds like we have someone with an agenda.

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    MULLINS Says:

    kiddo- LMAO

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    dr. bernardo Says:

    Operation Wacko:

    Effective immediately all of the over-the-top J&K+8 supporters should be rounded up and put into FEMA internment camps for observation. It would seem that a deadly brain wasting disease has been unleashed on America reducing viewers to imaginary delusional relationships and mental involvement with people they do not know nor will ever know. Isolation is of great importance in case this plague is transmissible. Thank You.

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    MULLINS Says:

    Donzey 560- Did you not watch the show- Jon always bathed the children-dressed the children-

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    Jan Says:

    I thought Kate’s feelings were real and HONEST. She knows she has been hard on Jon but having 8 children so small she HAD to be organized. Jon did not take charge so Kate HAD to. He would do what she said for 4 years because Jon did not know what to do and Kate tried as someone had to be the adult.The last year Jon has been showing he is tired of it and wants to exit helping raise these 8 children. His new sports car, hanging out with friends in their 20′s at bars at 2am and leaving the bar with one of them a FEMALE is like a young teenager. He has been staying at his Mom’s house when Kate is in town and staying at home when she travels WITH a sitter for the kids. Kate has tried to raise her children in a healthy and clean way. Jodie has always undermined Kate by giving the kids gum,candy,and loads of junk food knowing all along Kate only fed them organic healthy food except on special occasions like birthdays and holidays. I would not want Jodi to babysit my dogs much less my child. She and Kate’s brother have shown their LACK OF character by sitting multiple times for RADAR ONLINE to put Kate down. IF they loved the children like they claim, they would not accept money to talk badly about their mother on tape. Jodi and her husband are white trash. I wish Kate the best as she has an immature husband and 8 children. I know she is hurting but she may realize she was living with 9 children all along.GOOD LUCK KATE, WE WANT TO KEEP SEEING YOU AND YOUR CHILDREN ON TV. YOU ARE DOING JUST FINE. THEY ARE WELL BEHAVED PRECIOUS BLESSINGS.

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    emmy jay Says:

    Why couldn’t they have had the birthday party in their own backyard? With three or four rented tables, chairs, tent and bouncies, they could have avoided the whole papz issue. I truly think that Kate loves the attention.

    Both Jon and Kate are laughing all the way to the bank, along with TLC. As long as we watch this train wreck, they’ll keep bleeding on the screen. So, who are the fools, them or us? Hmmmmmm….

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    jen Says:

    -next time Khate goes on the road to hustle money from clueless church people and silly lonely women, Jon will be right back out ,dipping his egg roll, only this time with the assistance of the production crew. It’s in the new contract. They must keep Jon’s noodle satisfied or he walks.

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    o the humanity Says:

    @dr. bernardo:

    Welcome back, Dr. Bernardo!
    LMAO!!! Bwahahahahahahahahahahahahaha!

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    Jess Says:

    You can’t totally blame the show for ruining their marriage. If their love was really true and strong they could make it and none of this would be happening. If they really cared enough about about each other or their family they would stop the show if it was the reason for all of this mess. It is pretty obvious from watching the show as long as I have that John wanted to get married to Kate, at the time, but was forced or rushed into having children. And then having that many…really changed his life. They were both really young when all this happened to them. Kate was in such a hurry to have kids because she thought she could not. And the feelings John has for Kate have been changing for a while. You can’t blame either one of them. Yes, Kate was nagging at times, but she has EIGHT kids and a immature bot of a husband. Someone has to take control. Jon was always walking around like he did not care. Yes, John had an annoying wife at times and he was young and probably never expected his life to end up like it did. But his life did end up like this and he has to deal with it. To just walk away and not even face it head on is weak. He’s not even there. And for him to say he did not cheat on Kate, is a lie. It is pretty obvious he did. He said he was in the wrong place at the wrong time and that people were paid to say things. When he was lounging around at the other womans house he was not just at the wrong place at the wrong time. And the whole story about the car incident is ridiculous. He should have been at home with his EIGHT kids instead of getting drunk at the bar with college girls.Its obvious that something is going on and if both him and Kate would face up to reality and tell the truth and face life and the truth maybe things could change. But they are both acting immature and stubborn about everything. And if Kate is really just in it for the money and the show then I feel sorry for her and the kids. If John is really an a** in real life and doesn’t care and did cheat on Kate I feel sorry for him. Either way, everyone thinks their life is going to be different than it turns out…so what…deal with it and move on

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    nelson muntz Says:

    Do you know how many hours Jon would have to spend in the office to make the coin that they are getting for putting those kids on display. Reminds me of what Apu and Mandula did on The Simpsons with their 8 kids. Haw Haw

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    Jaz Says:

    I have noticed that Kate has gained a little bit(not a lot) of weight since all of these stories have come out. of course, who wouldn’t stress out and start eating more/exercising less when your life comes dramatically crashing down. I’m praying for her to move on after their divorce and for Jon to finally get a divorce from her. In all 5 seasons of the show I have watched, he has always had that “pissed” face stuck on his face. I would like to see them both happy again.

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    kiddo Says:

    Emmy if you didnt know they had a private party on the kids actual birthday. it was reported jon was there. So that is why the lackluster children at second and taped party for them and it was freakin freezing so no water bouncy. No biggie, just didnt know if you knew.

    Face it, it was sponsor driven. Duties as Kate puts it. I mean really folks, say what we want, its easy money (not listing sacrifices). Base salary 3.5 million. Free “green” on a house you know that was re-wired for free, new appliances for free a lot of stuff.

    She is preparing for a life when TLC is no longer taping, but probably still touring and ghost writing her books. (notice Beth got $, but Jodi didnt, wonder what really happend that got Jodi out).

    Think of it. All the money, trips, memories she doesnt have to pay for. Things her children have gotten for free. They didnt look like they were suffering at globetrotter game, nor did Jon.

    Kids spend time under the camera in every home. Novice ones with portable camcorders. My sister send me a 30 sec video clip of my kids while at work. Thankfully she is an at home mom, which allows for sitting. Dont worry no turncoat aunt jodi’s here. lol

    The paps are freaky. Maybe TLC and hollywierd investigate them and harrass them and list a website, another side line. lol Take it Jared Take it.

    So she looks like a media w-h-o-r-e. She is handling it, he needs to deal. He is Mr. Kate. She at the least is prepping a future at TLC’s and vendors expense.

    Bet she is on Oprah within a month.

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    MULLINS Says:

    Did everyone watch the same show as I did? Everyone is saying Jon is lazy- On the show he did everything people- The other neighbors , friends came in did ironing,folding clothes,even putting the clothes in the drawers for Kate.Jon bathed the children,dressed the children .played with the children.did all the moving,brought Kate her coffee of the morning,fixed coffee in coffee pot for when she got up- Even showed her how to dress herself. Even when they went on ski trip – Kate was sick till Jon got children dressed then she was fine had to go to spa. Come on did you all go fix some popcorn or go to the bathroom when the show was showing all that- I not a fan of neither one but I use to watch the show-But, give credit where credit is due!!! A man will just take soo much abuse like she dished out to him on the couch during interviews and this was while camera was on them – Just imagine when there were no cameras-Jon did not walk out the door – She pushed him out with her mouth- there is a thing called verbal abuse- She did not appreciate him at all-

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    MULLINS Says:

    All I got from the show was when Kate did not need anyone anymore than she had nothing else to do with them. She manipulates people to get what she wants. That is what I got out of the show.

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    MULLINS Says:

    Kate always made sure that everyone else did the ****** job while she stood and bossed. That is what I got out of the show.

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    MULLINS Says:

    You all can say what you want about Jon not being a man- Jon was a gentleman to this women. It takes a gentleman to turn his head and ignore her mouth- Most men would not have been a gentleman to her.

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    MULLINS Says:

    I think they need to focus on their marriage and family and not the camera.

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    MULLINS Says:

    They need to focus on their marriage and family instead of the camera.

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    MULLINS Says:

    They need to focus on their marriage and family instead of the camera.

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    MULLINS Says:

    Sorry- did not mean to post same comment more than once.

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    Jamie Says:

    I have got two comments.

    1. I love this show.
    2. If you dont like the show.. why are you even wasting time reading, watching and commenting……? DUH.

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    MULLINS Says:

    Jamie-I never said I never liked the show- I use to like the show- I dont watch the show anymore- I’m reading because I have a right to and commenting because I have a right to- Free country – This is America!!!

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    maxi Says:

    sad….that’s what this makes me. In a scene from the season premiere, one of the girls hugged Jon and said, “I love you Daddy,” and turned around and then said, “I don’t want you to leave again,” and Jon said, “Sometimes Daddy’s have to work…”

    Come on Jon and Kate…don’t you see what your doing to these innocent children who didn’t even know what paparazzi were until KATE pointed them out at Target!!!!

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    kathleen Says:

    Are you lovers of this show even watching it? Not only is Kate mean to Jon but do u not hear her talk to her children? Try listening. The 5th party she was lovin all over them, not the normal Kate. When she found out she was having tups, dollar signs were in her eyes. Her dad is a minister and kate herself said that all the church people donated huge amounts of stuff, but it wasn’t what she wanted and wanted the $ instead so she could pick out everything. The family has been estranged ever since. She has driven out every member of her family and friends because she wants the limelite. I don’t condone cheating and Jon in the car w/his “friend” was not the first mistake, in March he was at a party w/college girls, and other times spotted w/women, he says he needs friends, but I don’t see him w/ any men friends. In the new season you can see that kate wants out and I think Jon too, who knows maybe Kate wants a different man, maybe it’s not just Jon’s mistakes. And as far as letting them have their privacy, when you open your family and home to the public and make millions of dollars what do you think is going to happen when something goes wrong. Yea the paps make money, but so do Jon and Kate off other people which is us the public, watching the show, buying her books, pics of the kids and her, they have tee shirts mugs etc. This is n0 ordi nary family showing the struggles and all that goes w/raising a big family. She wants the kids to experience everything, yea, private ski lessons, theyown a ski home too, Utah trips, Hawaii, Cal. NC, every place possible, and they get to stay in the best of hotels, homes and it is all paid for by the owners because they are the beautiful family w/the beautiful kids, so they advertise for them. Yes everyone would like freebies, but this show is nothing but trips, clothes,toys, a home 1.3 million, housekeepers,nannies,gardener,security guard, pr people, and live like movie stars, and then complain that media writes about their troubles. All she says is how tired she is, how she does so much, how the kids drive her nuts, she has an ego as big as the rooster on her head. It’s all about Kate and her looks, her surgeries, her new boobs, jewerly, her private hairdresser,she thinks she is a queen. She pimps out her children, because they are the workers in this family, which should be against the law for them to work so much. They are going to be so spoiled they are going to think they are stars and need everything given to them. What average family can relate to this? When they went to the new home, two of the kids had a bathroom accident and she called Jon in to deal w/it because she had to spend 4hours cleaning that disgusting refg. She said it hadn’t been cleaned in 10 years, that home doesn’t look that old and everything looks perfect.. She goes all over the country speaking at churches for price,about being a mom, lol. promoting her books, also enjoying spas shopping and relazing, because we all know how hard her life is.’She wants people out of their business but then goes on every talk show she can, begging for pity. She was the one when the tups where born that took pics and vid ios and sent them to tv stations to get a show. And it worked because they looked like such a beautiful family and it was good wholesome tv for the tlc network. This network cares nothing of this family and those kids, they love the ratings and now w/all this going on the ratings are off the charts because people are curious and they love that, more moeny for them too. All in all everyone, the media, the station, and the family are getting rich of this fake family. I’m sure she loves her kids, but she is leading them into a bumpy ride. They have been on long enough and this show needs to stop. This is not family tv now it’s a big joke. She said of the new home, this is my house, all mine, and told the kids to look at her bedroom once and then never come in here again. Perfect mom, not so much. Lay on the laundry room floor when you are sick, don’t ever get dirty, does he have any parenting skills at all? Years ago Jon would get up w/the kids, get breakfast, make Kates coffee let her sleep till 8am then go to work.It was his job to do baths alone and put them to bed. And they say he is not hands on dad. He plays w/the kids while the queen sits on her throne and directs his every move. She wants to be a star, live the life of the rich and famous. She loves the attention,Karma is a strong force and what goes around comes around. Your kids are gonna love this when they get older, all the tapes of their lives. Get some help you don’t need to be rich to have ahappy loving family. Your not doing it just for the kids. Ever heard of working for a living,RN’s get paid 50-70 thousand, and Jon can work too. Just like most of us do. And when these tups were born there was a trust set up for their college, so don’t cry that excuse. Your money will be the root of your evil because of how you recieve it.

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    Ann Says:

    It is such a sad thing when families split. I so enjoy watching the everyday things the kids do, and how Jon & Kate react to what is going on. It makes you wonder if all the media attention is the cause of their family problems, and that because we (america) are watching their every move, its our fault.

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    kathleen Says:

    To the person talking about table for 12, this is a real family and look at how they act with their kids. They don’t act anything like the Gossins, they have patience, show lots of love and also said it was up to the kids and they had been approched many times about a show. They wanted to wait till the kids were older and could decide if they wanted to do it. They also said as soon as the kids don’t want it anymore they will stop.You are comparing apples and oranges here. And as far as the Duggers, I don’t watch it because I don’t like their ways, and they are just trying to populate the world with their own kind of people and are expploting their kids too. They don’t believe in watching tv, but don’t mind the camera in their home and be on tv. They are a cult and I don’t believe that show either.

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    kathleen Says:

    And you should use spell check or get a dictionary.

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    Michelle Says:

    i love them and they are not perfect – people here on this board really know how to cast the first stone – take the plank out of your own eyes first. The important and very SAD thing are the children…they have no clue right now how their parents are not happy together. I hope the family can work it out and they will be blessed and well.

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    melissa asherman Says:

    I love the show… I love Kate and I don’t care who says it but I don’t feel it’s staged. Do I think they get everything for free? The trips… definitely – they promote those places for the trips therefore, they should get it for free – it’s only fair. Maybe she should cut down on the work but I truly believe she loves her kids and everything is for them. If Jon and Kate didn’t get the trips they got… They wouldn’t go anywhere. I mean, they have 8 KIDS. No matter what job Jon got, I doubt they would have enough money for college, clothes, food, trips, etc, and the trips aren’t just vacations – they are so educational. I think the media needs to lay off and Aunt Jodi needs to lay off BIG time. They are doing a good job – everyone goes thru rocky times, and yes they have been a little seperated at the party and events like that on last night’s episode but the fact they were there – TOGETHER – says a lot. Kate nor Jon HAD to be at the Kids party, they could have told a babysitter to do it but they were there. I’m for them. I’m not for all the media and aunt jodi. period. And if anyone is ruining the kids… it’s the media AND aunt jodi. If aunt jodi (and julie for that matter) cares so much about the kids, she wouldn’t bring this all up – and that’s my piece.

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    melissa asherman Says:

    I love the show… I love Kate and I don’t care who says it but I don’t feel it’s staged. Do I think they get everything for free? The trips… definitely – they promote those places for the trips therefore, they should get it for free – it’s only fair. Maybe she should cut down on the work but I truly believe she loves her kids and everything is for them. If Jon and Kate didn’t get the trips they got… They wouldn’t go anywhere. I mean, they have 8 KIDS. No matter what job Jon got, I doubt they would have enough money for college, clothes, food, trips, etc, and the trips aren’t just vacations – they are so educational. I think the media needs to lay off and Aunt Jodi needs to lay off BIG time. They are doing a good job – everyone goes thru rocky times, and yes they have been a little seperated at the party and events like that on last night’s episode but the fact they were there – TOGETHER – says a lot. Kate nor Jon HAD to be at the Kids party, they could have told a babysitter to do it but they were there. I’m for them. I’m not for all the media and aunt jodi. period. And if anyone is ruining the kids… it’s the media AND aunt jodi. If aunt jodi (and julie for that matter) cares so much about the kids, she wouldn’t bring this all up – and that’s my piece.

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    Lisa too Says:

    Gosh… some of you posters really go on and on…..

    Look, both Jon and Kate both have issues that need to be worked on.

    To start off. “We” have no clue what life is really like for them to have 8 children and especially having the 6 being the same age. I’m sure it has to be hard and we shouldn’t fault either Jon or Kate on how to raise their children. I have issues with both Jon and Kate.

    I will start off with Kate since she is probably 75% of the problem. I feel that Jon has probably taken so much bashing that he just can’t take it anymore. When she goes off on him, it is amazing that he takes it from her as much as he has. Jon really does try to be the best father he can be, but you can tell at times that he is learning as he goes as well. Kate I feel has changed more to me over these years though that Jon has. I think she has let her fame get to her a bit too much. I think she loves being in the spotlight where as Jon is just wanting his family and not the limelight of being famous. I think Kate knows that if they want to keep the lifestyle that they now have, they have to continue with the show and all the speaking engagements that go along with having a new book if they want to have it be successful. I don’t hold it against her, but it just seems they both have different idea on how they want to raise and provide for their large family.

    As far as Jon, he is the 25% of the problem. He needs to step up and either provide for the family or stand back and let Kate do what she needs to do if he can’t provide for them. With Jon taking the abusive behavior that Kate belittling him it has to be hard on him and most likely has taken it’s toll and feels enought is enough, but that doesn’t mean he needs to be out at all hours of the night and hanging out with younger girls for whatever reason. It is not appropriate for any married man, and it’s totally disrespectful to Kate and his family which he says means the most to him.

    The premiere show was very uncomfortable to watch. Jon didn’t get much air time since he didn’t seem to be around much, and it was odd that Kate had to prepare their childrens party pretty much alone with the help of the twins. I felt Jon should have been at the park along with Kate preparing for the party. He could have been in charge of the games while Kate prepared the snacks and cake. Even if they weren’t getting along, they should have BOTH prepared for the kids party. Kate did a wonderful job arranging the party and Jon should not have made a fuss about having to get the cakes. He didn’t do anything but show up to the party. He looked like a “guest” than the kids father.

    I didn’t plan on wrting a long posting… lol…but both Jon and Kate need to figure out if they love one another enought to make thing work between them because the kids are smart and know something is very wrong. I almost think they should have stayed in the small house, since things seem worse since they moved into the larger house that they really can’t afford if their income was what it would be if they had regular jobs like the average amercian.

    What do you all think? Do you think that they will get divorced or stay together? I really don’t think that this all fake, because they both love their children way too much to put them through all this if it is just for ratings.

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    emma Says:

    I am just hoping for the best for Cara, Mady, Lex, Han, Aaden, Colli, Leah and Joel. As long as the kids are well taken cared of, loved, are happy and safe and healthy then thats all that matters here.

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    dfgfdg Says:

    “People will say or make up anything for $20,000.00″
    And Jon and Kate will sell their children out for $75,000. Pot, kettle, black

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    MULLINS Says:

    I think that if anyone is most blame for their problems just on what the camera has showed us- It would have to be Kate is the problem- the way she acts- That is on just what the camera has showed us all- They say they dont sugar coat anything- If so then just imagine when the camera was not around. Sad!!!

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    emma Says:

    I am just hoping for the best for the 8 kids. I really hope they can work things out for the sake of there kids whether that is sorting there marriage out or divorcing. If they divorce i hope it is done calmly and i hope they can remain friends and sort out things for the kids. I see that Mady grew up a lot and not that i hated her before but she does not seem to resent the six younger children now as much as she did in season 4. Mady also seems a lot more helpful now which is nice to see. I teared up last night when Alexis said “I don’t want you to go daddy.” Collin was a cutie in the episode when he told Kate “Thank you for my birthday party mommy.” And Hannah was sweet when she was chasing Collin on the bike and then Hannah goes to Collin “Do you want a snack, It’s a whole apple.” Joel was funny when he was placing his paper plate in the bin and he was about to pout his fork in the bin to and he looked and smiled and then said “No.” and he went to put it by the sink. Also the but with Aaden, Collin and Joel like beating each other up was funny. It was funny how now the 3 boys are together and the 5 girls spend time alone. It was like the girls watching television and talking and the boys like play fighting and calling each other names.

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    Vanity Says:

    publicity stunt..its so obvious
    to get ratings..
    oh well;;kate you media ***** you got what you wanted..

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    Raylene Says:

    I am dirt poor and my trailer is being repossessed but I still want to give all my money to the Gosslins. I just luv’em so . I’d give ‘em the teeth out of my mouth if I had any. Blesss them all.

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    Sylvia Coffield Says:


    I did watch off and on and I couldn’t believe how she talked to him and the kids. What I worry about are children. I keep hearing how many people are so worried, but has anyone thought about the sexual preditors that watch them? Showing these children being potty trained is so unneccessary. Every aspect of their little young lives is aired. I think they are being exploited and I pray nothing bad happens to them. I think they should have been seen for the last time,

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    Eiram Says:

    Kathleen, you are so right about Kate. I loved the show at first but Kate just got on my nerves and I stopped watching. I would watch now and again to see what the kids were doing and when Kate got on my nerves, I would change the channel. She is so controlling and a b**ch. I almost died when the twins were playing mommie and daddy to the little ones and Maddie was yelling at them. Kate tells her that mommies don’t yell. What??? That is all she does. Remember Jon roller blading down the street with one of the twins, the shopping fiasco when she was screaming at him, the hay ride – pumpkin yell fest. In the new house, all she did was complain about how dirty it was. Then she got all new appliances. What about when she looked out her kitchen window and waved her hand across saying this is all mine. She certainly has changed – and not for the better.
    I think that Jon did a lot around the house. Kate always had all of the jobs for him to do. He bathed the kids, brushed their teeth and put them to bed. He made the beds because the kids liked how he made their beds. He played with them and took them on hikes and tried to have fund with them. Kate was always too prissy or afraid of everything. One of the twins said that mom likes to sit on her chair in the garage and be the boss. I hate it when she stands with her right hand in her left. It just bugs me.
    I thought the 5th birthday party was sad. At least Kate wasn’t yelling at Jon like she did at the other parties. She was on super nice behavior. She did a lot of laughing – kind of a nervous reaction. I thought she was very phony when she kissed all the kids. She was putting on an act and trying to be something she is not which is nice to everyone. If Jon was doing the decorating, she would have been yelling at him.
    She was complaining about her having to do all the birthday party preparation by herself. Puliise!! She has help. I hated the pity me pitch. And the tears at the end. Oh my!! I don’t buy it.
    She is dressing much nicer. She looks 100% better now than at the beginning of the series. But that hair do must go. But she really does love herself.
    I feel sorry for the kids. I hope they find someone to keep them grounded since all relatives have been alienated from them.

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    laura Says:

    Jon needs to grab a camera, drive to both is sister in law’s house, then his own brother’s house, tell them both to shut their g’damn mouths about his wife and his family, then drive the hell home, tell Kate he loves her and his family and whatever it takes, it’s not ending. Period, then shove the cameras out of the house, slam the door and take control of his family. If the show continues, it needs to be Jon, growing some balls and taking his family in hand like a real man and not sitting on a couch all day like a sack of **** letting his wife do everything, then complaining about everything she’s doing…that’s putting food on HIS table too! Man up, Jon, that’s what America wants. Time to see strong men in charge of their families, loving their wives, respecting their homes and not out driving sports cars with teenagers while playing the victim…he’s only a victim of having no testosterone. No one wants to see this family fall apart, they would tune in to see him taking some control though, and pulling their lives back together. Show America how a real man brings a family back from the brink of catastrophy, because you can tell, Kate needs a strong man, not another child.

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    Vestes de Cuisine Says:

    It’s pretty pathetic when even your family turns on you.

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    ivy Says:

    ok everyone. all i am hearing is how bad kate is. she is not bad. she is just taking charge. someone has to when their husband wants to be a little kid. and yes, he does help with the kids alot i give him that and thats great because he is a dad and a guy so he knows how to keep them more entertained than kate could. and he helps by keeping them busy when she is making meals. but kate does do alot of things. she make EVERY meal and makes sure that they are healthy and well balanced. if i had 8 kids i wouldnt care what they had as long as they were fed. and do you see her take her kids to mcdonalds every other day like alot of us do now? nope. she takes care of her kids like a mom should. and jon cery well as a dad. they are having some issues right now and i feel very bad for the kids because they have no idea iits going on. and jon and kate just went and got their vows redone in the fall of 2008 to show the kids how much they love each other.. well its all for the camera people. i think they need to stop the show, and figure out their family because their family really is in stake right now. they have 8 kids and one person can not take care of all 8 because two can barely take care of them all. i am not pointing fingers to any of them. but they do need to figure out whats going to happen to their family before they worry about thier t.v. show.

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    ivy Says:

    laura is right!! jon needs to man up, take control and take care of his family. during show he just goes to work, come home and eat and go to bed. he helps with the kids but he doesnt help kate much. he needs to have the cameras go away, get his family back together and then bring the cameras back so we can all see a big family with love instead of a big family with hate and a couple who dont even sit together. thats what we all want to see. and he needs to tell the family to stay out of his business and quit being jealous of him and his awesome family. dont show the camera fake stuff. show them real stuff, then there would be the whole world watching this!!

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    isidora Says:

    i have one comment,i love love this show very very much muchand im jealost very much on the kate.

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