June 8th, 2010
12:13 PM ET

'Kate Plus 8' gets solid ratings

Katie G.’s still got it.

The mom of eight had stiff competition on Sunday, between the Los Angeles Lakers vs. Celtics game, the Stanley Cup finals and the MTV Movie Awards, (and, um, the premiere of “The Next Food Network Star”; I couldn’t have been the only one with that scheduling conflict) but TLC’s back-to-back “Kate Plus 8” specials weren’t hurting for viewers.

While EW’s Ken Tucker thinks the two hours of Gosselin family fun could have just as aptly been titled, “The Horror, The Horror,” 3.4 million tuned in for the first 60 minutes, featuring the sextuplets' sixth birthday, while 3 million were watching for the second hour-long special, “Inside Kate’s World," according to EW.

The next "Kate Plus 8" special will air July 11.


Filed under: Jon & Kate Plus 8 • television

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  1. Sonia

    Let's all pull together and pray ratings severely drop for nxt show airing. I refuse to watch such trash. I gave up watching reality shows after seeing divorce of Jon And Kate play out over media...disgusting how this woman is crying one moment money is running outand next minute we hear she's putting kids in expensive schools and blowing the money on expensive trips, clothing, nannies....enough already! Her bubble needs to be poped!

    July 8, 2010 at 11:26 pm | Report abuse |
  2. smores16

    I just feel bad for the kids. They lost their father to someone they trusted. Kate needs to focus on what her children need. They really do not need a realty show. They need a mom right now.

    June 14, 2010 at 3:13 am | Report abuse |
  3. kgfs

    Why all the hate towards Kate?
    Don't take this stuff so serious.
    For Kate fans, you can go here:
    http://www.kategosselinfansite.com

    June 11, 2010 at 11:31 pm | Report abuse |
  4. T

    Don: You are so right...in a few years the "8" will be on celebrity Rehab...Sad commentary on our society that we watch these type of programs...and people who say they LOVE Kate...how sad...love your family and friends not some complete stranger...she does not care about any of you...Just wants you to buy her books and watch her program...

    June 10, 2010 at 12:04 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Don

    Supporting her kids by exploiting her kids doesn't make it right. Those of you who watch shows like this are saying exploiting kids is ok with you. Unfortunately too many of you do just remember when these kids end up screwed up and other kids on other reality (as if these farces are reality) end up screwed up or screwed up parents trying to get a reality show (because YOU KEEP WATCHING THIS CRAP) end up hurting and exploiting their kids (see the flying saucer balloon loonies) some of their future pain and suffering IS ON YOUR HANDS!!! Start being part of THE SOLUTION not part of THE PROBLEM! SHAME ON ALL WHO WATCH KATE PLUS 8!

    June 10, 2010 at 2:52 am | Report abuse |
  6. T

    I for one will not watch anything that has to do with Kate The Horrible...She exploits her children...She is a horrible person and parent...Hope all her endeavors fail...

    June 9, 2010 at 9:59 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Arch

    TLC is doing a show with Kate called a Twist of Kate or something like that, where Kate will be going to people houses to show them how to do certain things. I could be wrong, but I believe TLC is only going to Kate fans houses and that these people have to be screen before hand to see if they are truly a fan of Kate. I would hate to hear any of them complain later that Kate was mean to them. If she was mean to her dance partner on Dancing With The Stars, she surely could be mean to the people who house she is going to.

    June 9, 2010 at 9:20 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Sid

    I should have known – Meredith Viera works for NBC on the Today Show. Of course, the same network that Natalie Morales works for and who was the interviewer who interviewed Gosselin last Fall – you remember, the poor me Jon stopped the show interview. These networks are all in bed with one another, so to speak. NBC and TLC/Discovery have contractual obligations together. Oh my god, I guess for Viera, it's just another job for money for her as well because the big boss barked out the order at NBC for money as well – and we know from the Jay Leno/Conan O'Brien incident what a pitiful network NBC is too! Just ask David Letterman as well. I feel so sorry for those Gosselin kids.

    June 9, 2010 at 9:10 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Sid

    Thank god there seems to be more level headed people here than on the other trash websites. But the honest truth is, we don't even really know who all is making the comments in support of Kate exploiting her kids. There is a lot of people making money of this scam of a family. Even Meredith Viera apparently is now on the Kate camp – poor dear – I thought she was a good journalist – won't ever think of Viera the same after this and hope her career falls to the ground as well. My god, Viera even has kids yet, she supports Kate's decision to exploit her kids for money. Shame on you Meredith!!!!!

    June 9, 2010 at 8:58 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Arch

    A lot of people honestly think that Kate needs to use her children to make money. Kate is not the first woman to have eight children and she will not be the last woman to have eight children. The children are supporting Kate. How would Kate support her eight children, if TLC didn't come along? How will Kate support her eight children, when TLC leaves? A lot of people want to compare her to Angelina and they can't be compared. Why? Angelina is an actress. Kate is not. Angelina's job is acting. Kate doesn't have a job. Her children are supporting her. Angelina is supporting her children. There's a big difference. Another thing. Angelina gives money to charity and give herself to charity work. Is Kate doing this?

    June 9, 2010 at 8:38 pm | Report abuse |
  11. El

    DON'T WATCH KATE PLUS 8 TONIGHT!!!!!

    Resist watching the train wreck program tonight, as hard as it can be for some. For those that "love her and the wannabe Kates", get a puppy to love or read a book to your OWN kids instead.
    S

    June 9, 2010 at 6:53 pm | Report abuse |
  12. hope120

    GOOD FOR HER

    June 9, 2010 at 6:19 pm | Report abuse |
  13. San Dog

    If we really cared about the kids, we would turn off the TV and read to our own children

    June 9, 2010 at 5:51 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Is this IVillage?

    WILL SOMEBODY THINK OF THE CHILDREN?????? Bleeeech!

    June 9, 2010 at 5:28 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Mel

    I really doubt that she had good ratings. Even if she did, it's probably because there is NOTHING else on but re-runs! Rarely do I see these kids smile (except when they are with their dad). I am really sick of seeing this woman's face on TV. Her 15 minutes should have been up an hour ago.

    June 9, 2010 at 5:09 pm | Report abuse |
  16. Lathrop

    Response to "D"

    How do you know anything about this woman? You see what is edited for TV. You don't see the "real" Kate or her "real" interactions with the kids. So to me it sounds like you are judging her based on what you see on TV. Anyone with at least half a brain knows TV is FAKE. Producers edit shows to make a story line not a reality line. Just because it's called reality TV does not mean it is actually reality. So lay off the woman and let her support her kids.

    D

    I think you are all missing the boat. The kids are the ones who are being bounced around and confused. Kate's time commitment to her kids is very limited. She plays it cool on camera with the kids but her real personality was certainly shown on DWTS where she respected no one. She is flippin with her kids off camera and very self centered. I would rather have my one parent work 14 hours a day with then have her flying all over the place promoting herself. Just look at those kids faces – are you seriously going to tell me they are happy. Someone needs to set a good example for them or we will have three more Jons and five more Kates running around in the near future!

    June 9, 2010 at 4:59 pm | Report abuse |
  17. momof4

    I can't sayI hate or, but I don't love her either. I did watch the most recent episode and was midly interested. The thing I think everyone is forgetting is.... no matter how much time they spend with their mom or go to all of these wonderful places, they are all 8 growing up in an environment without two loving parents loving each other and them. That is priceless and it is very sad that these kids will never have THAT experience. That would make everyone in the Gosselin family truly happy!

    June 9, 2010 at 4:43 pm | Report abuse |
  18. Cory

    Can't decide who has less of a life – this bottom feeding wannabe or the people that support her.

    June 9, 2010 at 4:21 pm | Report abuse |
  19. Karoli

    To everyone who says she should stop what she's doing and take care of her kids: Her kids look fairly well-adjusted, well cared for, mostly happy. This is no worse that Will Smith letting his son be in the new Karate Kid movie. Would you say tthat Will Smith is too concerned about his hair? I find it interesting how a single Mom copes with 8 kids. I'll keep watching as long as it's on.

    June 9, 2010 at 4:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • Krista

      Oh boy Karoli, Do you really believe Kate is the typical Mom coping with 8 kids?
      I feel almost sorry for you if you believe that.

      June 9, 2010 at 4:14 pm | Report abuse |
  20. Lyndia

    Really Dawn did you have to go there with the medicaid and food stamp card. let me guess you pay taxes yada yada yada so do alot of other people including myself and I happen to think both of those programs are awesome but i regress i wanted to say that while i personally don't watch the show obviously others do or she wouldn't have one so my advice is to cut the lady some slack stop complaining and if you don't like the show then hey change the channel

    June 9, 2010 at 3:50 pm | Report abuse |
  21. Zoe

    I am shocked at the comments posted such as "what else do you want her to do, be a nurse and work a regular job?..." YES. Why shouldn't she? Do you people even realize that the woman has already made enough money to raise her children and then some? She made $75,000 AN EPISODE of the original show, which lasted countless seasons. Then $500,000 for Dancing with the Stars, coupled with her book deals and TV appearances. This woman is a multi-millionaire, there is no reason for her to continue to parade herself and her family around to the media when she can now afford to disappear into oblivion and raise her children. Instead, she has personal stylists and drops thousands on her hairstyle alone. Anyone who doesn't see the hypocrisy in this is just plain sad. It doesn't take THAT much money to raise 8 kids, people do it all the time without that payload. And lastly, the State of Pennsylvania already agreed to pay for their college educations upon their birth, so I still fail to see what all this money is for if not for ego and attention. Those poor children deserve privacy and a childhood like any other kids instead of being exploited by their greedy fame-seeking parents.

    June 9, 2010 at 3:50 pm | Report abuse |
  22. colleen

    Last I checked, Angelina was a star BEFORE she starting having kids. She works in showbiz becauses she's got talented, not because she got in vitro fertilization. She can also afford to raise her children. She doesn't self promote instead she gives millions to people who are need to help. She doesn't parade her kids. My feeling is if unprofessional doctors let women have that many kids, which is a danger to both the children and the mother, then they are the ones who should have to pay–call in appropraite malpractice payment.

    June 9, 2010 at 3:40 pm | Report abuse |
  23. Kim

    "and to the idiot who said she'd *only* make $30 an hour, that's still $4389 a month and that's after taxes and then you go to court and you jumpstart that dead beat dad into getting a real job by taking his butt to court. After that it's called downsizing your lifestyle, selling the McMansion, firing the nannies, living at your means, and creating a damn budget. Every nurse in American should hunt you down and lynch you for being so stupid."

    This is so true!!! This is how we would handle life. Not get a reality show and try to make it work using the kids as bait!
    Totally embarassing and repulsive! I used to watch this show when it first started. I loved it because it was our lives magnified by 8. It was fun to see their lives unfold into chaotic situations that we could all relate to. But when she started wearing designer clothes and crying about her shoes getting messed up in the mud when they went to get their new dogs–I knew I was done watching. She wasn't the family next door anymore.....She moved to the million dollar mansion in the country and left us all behind.
    But lets keep watching her and giving her a paycheck! Not me. Get a real job like the rest of us women!

    June 9, 2010 at 3:32 pm | Report abuse |
  24. ballz

    And to Brian – i only clicked to make my powerful statement – had no interest in the drool that the above attempt at journalism represents

    June 9, 2010 at 3:31 pm | Report abuse |
  25. ballz

    0 (zero) is a solid rating number isnt it?
    oh by the way, zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

    June 9, 2010 at 3:29 pm | Report abuse |
  26. Brian

    At all the people that say enough already, how funny how you clicked on the link for her story, , I came from a Single mom with six kids and now in my 30s I'm not close tom her because she was never home and all the money went to other people taking care of us. I wish we were on a show when I was young, I say whatever you need go do to make sure your family is set and it legal do it.

    June 9, 2010 at 3:27 pm | Report abuse |
  27. Julie

    People – enough already! LET'S NOT COMMENT ANY MORE HERE. Can we be done with this article and postings. TLC, Kate's manager and PR person, Steve (the bodyguard) are all reading these posts here, on Radar, on Examiner, on People and everywhere else and as long as we keep posting our comments, they will keep broadcasting because they read it and report back to the Executives that there is still a demand for her. STOP IT ALREADY and RESIST FROM WATCHING KATE PLUS 8 TONIGHT!!! Maybe, just maybe Kate Neilsen ratings will drop to below 2 million and Kate will fade in to the sunset and we be rid of her for good because of LOW DEMAND.

    June 9, 2010 at 3:27 pm | Report abuse |
  28. Jon

    Kate is a minless tawt.

    June 9, 2010 at 3:24 pm | Report abuse |
  29. FanofChrist

    WOW! Everyone has an opinion.. we don't know what we would be doing...given the chance. Also, for those who dont like her.. your spending way to much tiime on here writing about her... Let it gooooooooooo

    June 9, 2010 at 3:15 pm | Report abuse |
  30. Maya

    Jan, she's not taking care of her kids – she is pimping them out for financial gain and taking the easy way out to earn her cash. She is smart woman – I'm sure if she really tried she could have thought up a better way to work without pimping her kids and deciding for them to give up their privacy rights to make a living. Jon didn't flee – Kate kicked him out of the house, took over all the families possessions and pulverized him into nothing. She didn't take care of her husband very well now did she during the marriage, but he seemed to be trying his best to just keep the peace and work with the nut case wife he had and do his part with taking care of the kids, including quitting his job. All she did was yell at him to do everything she wanted the way she wanted. How do you expect him to cope and live with that and tolerate that. No husband should have to put up with that. Now yes, he needs to step up and he seems to be doing that now, but my understanding is he is getting paid from TLC now because TLC said they'd drop the lawsuit if he went along with the new show. I haven't heard any one say he is behind in payments, have you? If TLC wasn't involved dangling the jewels in front of Kate's eyes, this family would likely still be together.

    June 9, 2010 at 3:15 pm | Report abuse |
  31. Helen Van Patterson Patton

    She's nothing but white trash.

    June 9, 2010 at 2:53 pm | Report abuse |
  32. Nick

    I love the comparisons to Angelina Jolie. Did Jolie become famous because of her kids? No. Would Jolie still have a career if she never had/bought/adopted her kids? Yes. Did Kate become famous because of her kids? Yes. Would Kate still have a career (in TV) if she never had her kids? No. What do you people idolize about Kate? And to the people who talk about all the wonderful things she's providing for her kids, things us mere mortals will never be able to provide for our kids: I'm sure the same statements were made by the Platos (Dana's parents), the Bondaduces, the Haims, etc. The attention will be gone one day, hope the kids can handle it. Momma can't.

    June 9, 2010 at 2:26 pm | Report abuse |
  33. Lee

    What's really SAD here is 3 million viewers! What pathetic lives they must lead if this drivel is all they can come up with to consume their time!

    For pete's sake - get a pet, clean your house, spend time with YOUR kids or spouse, read a book, brush your teeth, anything, but this...

    June 9, 2010 at 2:24 pm | Report abuse |
  34. brad

    Ive read alot of these comments.. between the nasty comments from women, and the males on here, i find it hillarious.. She is the ENVY of all women.. pop out some kids, get rid of the husband (he is portrayed as sooooo bad, but it takes 2 to tango mom used to say) so of COURSE its' the mans fault.. but 1,000 dollar hair extensions, flying all over, exploiting her kids to make big bucks, not having to do real work, as materialistic women are today, they proberly bow down to pictures of her, in pure sincere adoration and jealousy.. it's just a sad commentary on the status of relationships, marriage, intelligence of women, the keeping up with neighbors, and the downward spiral of morals today... and she's laughing all the way to the bank, and yet so many women wish they could do what she's doing and get away with it.. did anyone ever think that maybe her husband didnt want her to do all of this??? and wanted her be just a mom and him just a dad? and proberly some agent talked her into how rich she'll get, how much money she'd make and maybe just maybe, he was the voice of reason, instead of the BAD GUY, and he's getting the raw end of the deal just like the children will be and are getting from their exploitation? just a thought.. that's my .02 now i'm Broke!!!

    June 9, 2010 at 1:51 pm | Report abuse |
  35. Jan

    reallly everyone! She is working -how ever she chooses to do so. As a working mom she needs care for her kids so
    Nanny vs daycare-either way mom's have to pick one!! It would be great if Dad would step up and take care of this concern but it's not happening. Lets let her take care of things in peace!

    June 9, 2010 at 1:40 pm | Report abuse |
    • C. Miller

      What do you mean?He gives her thousands of dollars a month and watches the kids while she is running around the US. She is a flake who treats people like crap and has ignorant people follow her on TV.

      June 9, 2010 at 2:03 pm | Report abuse |
  36. Eleanor

    PEOPLE, LET'S MAKE A PAC – MAKE THIS YOUR LAST TIME TO COMMENT ON THIS WOMAN. Stop watching stop googling and stop buying the magazines with her in them. LET'S BAND TOGETHER AND GET HER VIEWER RATINGS .....DOWN......... Let's aim for no more than 2.0 million viewers watching the repeat Kate Plus 8 on this evening. As far as those that are "in love" with this woman, god help you to find something better and more productive and good to do in your lives.

    June 9, 2010 at 1:25 pm | Report abuse |
  37. John G

    WHO CARESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS.....

    June 9, 2010 at 1:25 pm | Report abuse |
  38. viv13

    All of articles with sarcastic remarks about Kate are annoying. Why dont they GET IT....AMERICA LOVES KATE! !!!Deal with it! These idiots who dont get it probably do not have a kids to raise or know that a REAL mother will do whatever it takes to PROVIDE for her kids. I LOVE YOU KATE! KEEP YOUR HEAD UP! DONT LISTEN TO THESE LOSERS.

    June 9, 2010 at 1:17 pm | Report abuse |
  39. Ginger

    I think Jo the Super Nanny needs to visit the mansion. Those kids were just as whinning and bratty as they were last year. I watched thinking maybe things would be different without the tension of 2 fighting parents, but not. They still all behave like total brats. Probably from being over indulged! I have to agree with Kara/Maddy (whichever one) it was that was throwing the hissy fit because the "little" kids were having another party. She was right why did they need another party, already had 2. They need to have a taste of the real world, not jetting off here and there every other weeked. I'm not saying never have a vacation, but unless you have the means (old money and lots of it) to support that kind of life style children shouldn't be raised thinking this is how everyone lives. I hope that whatever those kids are making is locked in solid so that in another year when the show is gone, mama bear won't be able to acess it to keep her living in the style she/they have become accustomed to.

    June 9, 2010 at 12:38 pm | Report abuse |
  40. Jes

    Kate...it's too late to fulfill your fantasies to Have it All in Life when you clearing have gone down the path of selling your children to the media. She is not doing her job as a responsible parent and PROTECTING her 8 little kids' privacy. How could anyone say she is a good mother. She is nothing more than a pimp trying to earn her bucks and claim it is "all for the good of my kids. What makes you think that giving her kids a large house, vacations, lots of toys NOW will make up for what they all will know she did to them when they are older. People, get real...she doesn't have good morals or good intent. She needs to get off her lazy ass and find herself a permanent job that only involves HER and not her kids.

    June 9, 2010 at 12:37 pm | Report abuse |
  41. Mark

    People watching this show are the same people who stop and watch crime scenes or rubber-neck at car accidents. They are morbidly attracted to catastrophe.

    June 9, 2010 at 12:14 pm | Report abuse |
  42. a loving mother

    When is this child....oops lady going to grow up. She is trying to be a big star when she is probably a big loser. Time to start to care for the kids and not you. They need Mom, not to make money for Mom. I get why he looked for love elsewhere. Nagging is not the best for a marriage.

    June 9, 2010 at 12:02 pm | Report abuse |
  43. ERBIE

    People watch because it's like a train wreck – you can't stop looking? Ugh! Kate Gosselin is a total wreck.

    June 9, 2010 at 12:00 pm | Report abuse |
  44. Terry

    Single Parent: Correction--her children are taking care of her...No kids no show...Simple equation...

    June 9, 2010 at 11:59 am | Report abuse |
  45. single parent

    She IS taking care of her children...she IS working a legitimate job just like every other parent who cares and loves their children...her job is the tv show and I think she is great...just because she is on tv does not make her a bad person.....she has 9 people to support.....

    June 9, 2010 at 11:41 am | Report abuse |
    • ERBIE

      Single Parent – there are women (and men) that work their legitimate jobs with more class, humility and success than this woman has. She's NOT doing a good job raising those little darlings. Her nannies are doing it for her. The most important job she could ever have is to be a mother and she's failing miserably. She is not a good example, rather a horrible warning of what a mother can be.

      June 9, 2010 at 12:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • MaryP

      If the show is her job then the children are working also. Children should not be responsible for supporting themselves that is their parents job. She and Jon have 8 children to support. She or any of the other parents on reality TV need to support their familieswithout sacrificing their children's privacy or childhood for entertainment or profit.

      June 9, 2010 at 1:11 pm | Report abuse |
  46. June

    I thought TLC stood for the The Learning Channel...What are we suppose to learn from this train wreck of a woman...Want to get her off the air boycott the advertisers who advertise on her show...Let them know you will not buy /support their products...and let magazines know that as long as she is written about in their publications you will not buy...Money talks...

    June 9, 2010 at 11:01 am | Report abuse |
  47. Ken

    Remove the cameras and let's see if she's a good Ma. With out the attentions she lives for the kids safety will be at risk. Besides, there was never much interesting about folks who cannot manage birth control....any of them.

    June 9, 2010 at 10:57 am | Report abuse |
  48. DJ

    It's rather amusing. All the passionate Kate haters out there keep her famous and keep her show on the air. Media thrives on controversy! So, keep on hating, keep the negativity coming...her ratings will continue to climb.

    June 9, 2010 at 10:30 am | Report abuse |
  49. melody

    why would anyone watch that show? watching kate and her kids is like watch a single mom on MEGA welfare! If it were a black woman not working, but going on expensive trips, getting her nails & weave done, and exploiting her children, while the childrens' daddy is out there screwing lots of young women instead of holding a real job..YOU WOULDN"T WATCH IT! instread you'd condem it, and call it ghetto...lets call it like it is..Kate is ghetto fabulous white trash, and i'm getting the feeling that all her audience is is welfare white trash.

    June 9, 2010 at 10:02 am | Report abuse |
  50. Lainey

    She is doing what she has to do in order to provide for her children, without resorting to anything illegal/ immoral or relying on government assistance. If you have such a problem with her and the show – stop watching.

    June 9, 2010 at 10:00 am | Report abuse |
  51. Chi146

    Reading this ruined my day to some extent. Was hoping to see headlines like show was a bust, ratings are lousy and show will be canceled & Kate fades off into the sunset. Still early in season yet hopefully my wishes will come true soon.

    June 9, 2010 at 9:46 am | Report abuse |
  52. melody

    my parents raised 10 children. My father is retired military, and my mother is a homemaker. It would have made a great reality show, but I think my parents loved us enough not to exploit us, and give us a childhood of freedom. Kate's world seems very phony, and those children have lost all their freedom. I feel soory for them when the public no longer finds them cute anymore, and dumps them like yesterdays trash. God forgive Kate, she knows not what she do. People who watch that show seriously need to get a life.

    June 9, 2010 at 9:43 am | Report abuse |
  53. Katie

    I really do like Kate. I think everyone who says negative things about her are just jealous. She's not looking for fame – she's already got it, and it didn't start with her and jon's divorce, they're show was a hit from the time the babies were born. It's too bad she had to go through what she did because jon is a low life with nothing to do but hit on younger women who only want him to buy them stuff – but in the end I think Kate has definitely come out ahead and with her head held high. She's a great mom and wouldn't ever do anything to put her kids in danger. You go girl!

    June 9, 2010 at 9:07 am | Report abuse |
    • C. Miller

      Again, igorance. No one is jealous of this woman. Why does that word get used?People just hate having her shoved down our throats. You are out in left field and clueless if you think Jon did anything to her. The guy is a loser but he was/is a good parent. She caused their divorce because of her ioncredible insenstivity. She admits this. She acted the same way towards people working with her and her dance partner on DWTS. Before the divorce she was alredy traveling and left him with the kids. She is not a good mother or a good wife and has no skills that are redeeming. Her only skill is getting ignorant people to watch her show.

      June 9, 2010 at 10:10 am | Report abuse |
  54. vic

    It is so funny to read the jealous comments of a sucessful person who has not sold her soul to the devil like whor*s like madona, miley, spears & lohan.
    Also she has real true beauty. down right gorgeous from head to toe. Excellent mom to boot.

    June 9, 2010 at 9:02 am | Report abuse |
  55. Judy

    Must we endure yet more of the Kate show? Haven't we seen enough of her tantrums? In my opinion, the way I have seen her talk to and treat her kids is just on the edge of verbal abuse and I am surprised that it has not become an issue. When I saw her make sick kids sleep on the laundry room floor on a blanket by themselves when they were little more than babies, I knew she was someone with a major problem. And a woman that was flown to California to speak to a Christian group about her family, to then act like she did on the show proves to you that this is a women that is self indulgent.

    June 9, 2010 at 8:25 am | Report abuse |
  56. Drummer

    For those commenting on being tired of Kate- this is standard supply and demand people- those shows that get no viewers get cancelled! Advertising pays for the shows!

    For those commenting on the "child abuse", look at the Olsen twins- probably the wealthiest 20some year old twins in this country. Were they abused? Would you feel better if they were working the counter at McDonalds? The US is the land of opportunity- if someone can make big bucks in a very short time- they make their fortune then have to move on. Sports figures come to mind – those that have made it make megabucks- and "retire" in their 30s and 40s with enough funds to supply a small town! Again, they couldn't make that kind of money if no one would watch!

    Kate (and Jon for that matter) are taking on their 15 minutes of fame and taking it straight to the bank. Look at the Duggar family – they have been popping out children like rabbits and have a show about them as well. Is this healthy? Are they exploiting their children? Abusing them?

    The fascination about "odd situations" in our country has caused a handful of millionaires to be made! I happen to be a nurse and believe me it is a difficult and often thankless job- if the opportunity comes up where the person can make 10x their salary or more doing something that is legal and exhibiting more excitement than a hum-drum existence- I say go for it. Kate's looks won't last forever- the kids will be young for only so long, the true reality will eventually settle in. She is not an actress, dancer or talk show host and will then need to find a career path or live on the investments or the residuals much like the Olsens did!

    June 9, 2010 at 8:14 am | Report abuse |
  57. Donna

    Actually, without this show, she would probably be happily married raising her 8 kids. And I don't think she is raising her own kids, her nannies are. That said, I don't really care. I am glad she is "working" to financially care for them. I'm glad some people enjoy her so our taxes don't have to go to her being on welfare, etc. But something tells me we'll be reading about these kids in the future and it's not going to be about all the great things they've done with their lives. Having excessive money doesn't always mean a happy successful life for you or your children. She could be raising the next brood of priveledged brats. I hope not though.

    June 9, 2010 at 8:03 am | Report abuse |
  58. agility mom

    Most of us are sick of looking at this woman and her screechy, whiny spoiled-rotten brats. This is "entertainment"??????????? NOT!

    June 9, 2010 at 7:32 am | Report abuse |
  59. Demented Waltz

    These people originally became famous because she managed to have 8 kids, before that they were just regular people. The original appeal of the show was to see how these two parents managed their lives while having 8 kids. But it all changed and they began to have marital problems. They ended up creating created their own little drama.
    Now they are so use to being famous, she is doing whatever she needs to do to maintain her expensive lifestyle. I'm sure she loves and cares for her kids, but you can tell that she also loves being famous. Now it is more about John and Kate and their petty little squabbles. Without those kids, no one would have heard of them.

    June 9, 2010 at 5:28 am | Report abuse |
  60. fifth pixel

    Shame on all of you who watched this. Shame on you.

    June 9, 2010 at 5:08 am | Report abuse |
  61. MoeSyszlak

    ...so, what, it's Pennsylvania's version of OctoMom?

    June 9, 2010 at 4:15 am | Report abuse |
  62. OCGAL

    You go Super Mom!! All the more power to you!!

    June 9, 2010 at 4:08 am | Report abuse |
  63. Sharon

    I am thoroughly entertained by this blog and all the different opinions shared here. Thank you, Kate bashers, for giving me many belly laughs tonight. As for Kate, you go, girl! I admire your courage and commitment to your family! Hugs for all of you!

    June 9, 2010 at 3:00 am | Report abuse |
  64. Scotty

    There must be alot of people who must lead empty lives to sit through these CRAP televsion shows like "Kate Plus 8" and the other so-called reality shows.

    I feel sorry for her kids being raise in a fish bowl.
    They will never have a normal life. SO SAD!!!

    June 9, 2010 at 12:17 am | Report abuse |
    • C. Miller

      Agree, the people here calling people jealous, etc are losers who stay at home and have no life so they think a woman that is trash is somehow their hero.

      June 9, 2010 at 10:13 am | Report abuse |
  65. Ed

    News flash...The only people who watch this show are losers who haven't found a descent role model and have sorry lives themselves awaiting life to happen to them and losers who enjoy watching a train wreck.

    June 9, 2010 at 12:17 am | Report abuse |
  66. Tanner

    If kate is such a star with great talent,then why cant she hold a show without the kids WORKING? Why isnt kate being thrown offers for movies or commercials ect? WHY? Cause without the kids she has and will be NOTHING! Kate needs you to believe she does everything for the kids.Sure she's doing it all for the kids...anything to keep her AWAY from the kids.Kate has millions of dollars...she lives in a mansion...she has nannys,and cooks,and maids,and yard keepers, ect.YUP I sure can relate to this single mom, being a single dad.Just trying to put food on the table and paying the rent.I cant afford SUV's or going tanning,getting my hair and nails done weekly.

    I'm not jealous of kate...just tired of her lies and her piity me party!

    June 9, 2010 at 12:16 am | Report abuse |
  67. Eva

    Her show should've been buried long ago.. What's next, she'll be on the next Survivor or Amazing Race? Epic fail.

    June 9, 2010 at 12:03 am | Report abuse |
  68. Ansh

    People – It is clear to me that this show is by losers, for losers and starring a loser. It is obviously a great time killer for those who have little productive use of their time or have nothing to do until the next government check arrives. Leave them alone and focus on something productive – working hard and enjoying life to take this country forward. Some people have to do real, hard work for some others to enjoy shows such as this. Ok – enough said. Flame me now.

    June 8, 2010 at 11:52 pm | Report abuse |
  69. Anne

    I read with great interest the posts supporting Kate...The majority of people mention the trips and things Kate is giving her children...The most memorable childhood memory I have is when my Dad took me out of school on a warm September day to take me to a baseball game...Just the two of us...It was not some big trip or expensive gift but time spent with him...The trips Kate is taking with the children are work...No matter how people try to sugar coat all this it really is very sad commentary on our society when people will watch someone exploit their children for their personal gain...

    June 8, 2010 at 11:50 pm | Report abuse |
  70. Emilie

    I LOVE kate pluse 8 I think it's the BEST thing on TV!! Please never make them stop making the show she is the best celebrity out there and derserve alot of respect she is a great mom and needs to be supported!! I love Kate so much!!

    June 8, 2010 at 11:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • deedee

      Kate stop writing about yourself. No one in their right mind would write something like this

      June 9, 2010 at 8:08 pm | Report abuse |
  71. Sid

    For me, I hope Twist of Kate does well so she can finally stop putting her kids' lives on TV. She has to get those kids off TV now. The kids are too young to understand the consequences of having their lives displayed in front of the world. They know that if they let the camera people film them, that means they get treats and gifts. It is bribery when you think about it. She sold her own personal life, and that is her choice to make, but she has also sold the rights of her kids' privacy and I wouldn't be surprised if some of her kids resent her for that in the future. And don't even put Jolie and Gosselin in the same sentence to compare. The Pits appear to have a solid relationship and acting has been their career long before they had kids. They take their kids with them when filming and likely have a private tutor when they film. They keep their kids' lives private as it should be. Gosselin on the other hand fell into this career and then decided she wanted to be in front of the cameras as her career (after having her kids) and this is now her only source of income. I'd like to hear from the rest of you moms who have larger families to know how you are handling all your kids.

    June 8, 2010 at 11:40 pm | Report abuse |
  72. Carol

    For the love of God! Kate is NOT a single mother. She's a divocre mother. She has stated in interviews that Jon is not behind in his child supoort. She has at least two nannies on staff (and Jon also has nannies) Her house ,as it has been reported, was given to them by TLC.
    So with no mortagage payment, child support from Jon she can very well support her kids on a nurse's salary which in her area is listed as $40 to $60 per hour with BENEFITS – right now benefits such as health, dental, vision she is paying for out of pocket.
    Kate is addicted to the fame and spotlight – did you not see that she had several g=hours to spend on nails and hair but not for a scheduled dance pratice – which she IS obligated to do?

    June 8, 2010 at 11:13 pm | Report abuse |
  73. Bluejeans

    Geez, a lot of hate here for Kate. I applaud her efforts to support her family in the best way she can right now. That's a lot of kids to put through school. I don't envy her.

    June 8, 2010 at 11:10 pm | Report abuse |
  74. I HATE KATE

    nannies,& helpers raise this brood not Princess Kate...What will be her next venture for cash?

    June 8, 2010 at 10:29 pm | Report abuse |
  75. Barb

    It's either Kate + 8 or Octomom.....I would rather have Kate on the TV

    June 8, 2010 at 10:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • MaryP

      How about neither! If the parents of children on "reality" TV want to earn a living in entertainment I say go for it but leave the children out of it. They only have one childhood and should not have to sacrifice it for the entertainment of strangers, a paycheck for their parent or profits for a network.

      June 9, 2010 at 11:30 am | Report abuse |
    • deedee

      maybe people should stop having tons of kids to become famous.

      June 9, 2010 at 8:05 pm | Report abuse |
  76. Krista

    Comparing Kate to Angelina? I don't see Angelinas Kids on any show

    June 8, 2010 at 10:10 pm | Report abuse |
  77. Samantha

    kate isnt a Star like Brad or Angie.Kate was nothing before she shopped around to sell her kids to a show.Compairing her to them is just stupid.Brad and Angie were famous BEFORE they had kids...not BECAUSE of the kids.And they have TALENT! Kate is mean and nasty and has nothing to offer anyone! Its all about kate and what you can do for her.

    Isnt it the kids who should be riding on the coat-tails of their parents??Not the other way around? The KIDS are WORKING to provide kate with a life SHE wants...if it wasent for the 8 You'd be saying Katie Irene who? what??

    June 8, 2010 at 9:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • C~

      Well .. how daft do you sound writing this ... we should support single parenting women – not bash them. Shame on you!

      June 8, 2010 at 9:48 pm | Report abuse |
  78. Greedo

    I'd hit dat.

    June 8, 2010 at 9:16 pm | Report abuse |
  79. kcbird

    Kate plue 8 ... wonderful show. Welcome back. For those that only have negative things to say – well, you are certainly interested enough to read the story – guess there is something that keeps you coming back for more. YOU GO KATE – I hope 2010 is a good year for you and the kids!

    June 8, 2010 at 9:13 pm | Report abuse |
  80. 55439

    Why is it OK for Angelina and Brad to have kid after kid and still be in the spotlight.... and not Kate?

    June 8, 2010 at 9:05 pm | Report abuse |
    • MaryP

      Anjolina and Brad Pitt are actors, that is how they earn their living. They earn the money not their children. The Gosselin children are the draw card not Kate or Jon! These children are having their privacy and childhood stolen for the entertainment of strangers. I see so many comments that "it's just a show" or "it's entertainment". This is their lives,privacy and childhood and should not be sold for a paycheck. IMO the same goes for all children on so called "Reality" TV.

      June 9, 2010 at 11:20 am | Report abuse |
  81. Don

    I see we're never getting rid of her.

    June 8, 2010 at 9:02 pm | Report abuse |
  82. victoria

    I would love to know why people hate her so much! She is a good mom and she is a mom who keeps her kids under control. they are not Brats and we have watched them since they were all little. She is making money to support her family–and she is doing well. we all have our opinion! I like her–she is beautiful–and I think she is doing great! I watched her on dwts–she was so nervous. who wouldn't be with Jon staging that he was gonna take their kids. He did it so she would screw up–and then all of a sudden when dwts was over and she was voted off he drops it. And they say Kate is mean? whatever! if all of us had the chance we would love this fame–good luck kate–I hope you get even more famous! along with the 8 that made it happen!

    June 8, 2010 at 8:43 pm | Report abuse |
  83. Lisa

    Oh Goodness Gracious! She is NOT exploiting her kids. What is wrong with you judgement people? Nobody's complaining about Wife Swap or It's Me or the Dog or 19 and Counting (all have children in them). There are a ton of reality shows with children. I can undestand you don't like Kate's personaility. She can be abrasive, bossy and a know-it-all, but that's the fun of watching her. We can love her and hate her at the same time. I do not believe the kids are going to have issues when they grow up because of the show. They will have opportunities they never otherwise would have had. And to all you people that call the viewers "ignorant" . . . . grow up! God, how old are you anyway? 12?

    June 8, 2010 at 8:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • Lynn

      i agree completely. Not once have I heard anyone make the same complaints about any of the other shows. The kids sure looked upset to see the film crew back, didn't they ;) Seriously, how many of you all base your opinion on the actual show & how many base it on what this show & others like it tell you to think. Example: They made it seem like she was saying that she's bigger than royalty. I guess this show doesn't listen either.

      June 9, 2010 at 3:18 am | Report abuse |
  84. mushymushroom

    Well, Kate's show getting high ratings and the fact that it's always her threads on any blogsite or website is always a "hit" makes me think what's the taste of the American audience.

    June 8, 2010 at 8:34 pm | Report abuse |
  85. Jeff

    So the show got decent ratings. Just proves how many crazy women there are in this country.

    June 8, 2010 at 8:33 pm | Report abuse |
  86. DE DE

    Her fans that watch her shows CANNOT read! That is why her book failed to sell-they can only watch TV shows.....so that comment in inself explains the viewers of her show-so ........................

    June 8, 2010 at 7:59 pm | Report abuse |
  87. deb

    her show is all about her hatred for the paparazzi. She invites them to where ever she is. When she takes the kids to school, she has to be dressed to the nines. Good grief, if she doesnt give a crap what the people are saying about her, then why does she care what she has on? or better yet, why does she google herself? AND what on EARTH does she need that bodyguard for?

    June 8, 2010 at 7:56 pm | Report abuse |
  88. Elisabeth

    KATE IS SO ANNOYING!!! I can't stand her anymore and I used to be a big fan!!! Mom's used to be able to sympathize with her family struggles and relate to them. She has a huge home, nannies, fancy trips, colleges are all paid for ... that show should be called Kate plus 8 is FAKE!!! Please people ... she needs NO SYMPATHY!!! TLC sucks for promoting those kids!

    June 8, 2010 at 7:50 pm | Report abuse |
  89. dee

    well, I did not watch her show. however I did zap at one point and it was all about her, never really saw the kids. Supporting her kids the right way would be getting a real job and not try and get limelight all the time. Would I trade places with her, NEVER. I am a single mom of 5. And I mean single, no child support, no helpers. I support my kids very well. They are all well adjusted. They enjoy and appreciate all the things that are given to them. I don't need to sell out my children for fame.

    June 8, 2010 at 7:36 pm | Report abuse |
  90. Star

    Kate is the worst mother ever.I feel very sorry for the kids.Kate only PLAYS a mom when the cameras are rolling.Its so easy to see when shes home with the kids (the little time that she is) Shes unhappy.When shes in the spotlight being catered to shes all smiles.

    Kate has made enough money off the backs of her kids to live a very lavish lifestyle and to BE at home with them.Thats her main complaint right? All for my kids...wish I could be there...??? Well she has enough money to do that.BUT thats NOT what she wants....she wants a life in the spotlight.

    Kate isnt doing it all on her own.From day 1 she had a husband and "helpers" doing everything for her.SHE told Jon the marriage was over to go do whatever...BUT be back in time to tape the show.Jon tried to get her to go to councling but she refused (she didnt NEED him anymore) Just like anyone kate dosent NEED anymore they go POOF. Like all the kids aunts,uncles,,,cousins,grandparents ...close family friends...ect ect.BTW Jon is with the kids everytime he's ALLOWED to be with them and he IS paying 21 thousand dollars a month in support.

    Stupid people who do no research on this woman get sucked into her pitty party.TLC and kate are banking on it.Kate is NOT the victim her...The children are.

    June 8, 2010 at 7:19 pm | Report abuse |
  91. LexiHart

    Where is Jo and what is he doing to support the kids?

    June 8, 2010 at 7:18 pm | Report abuse |
  92. LexiHart

    I worked 12 hour night shifts, as an RN to support my kids as a single Mom, as well. I would have done anything for the opportunity she has to make good money and still be involved w/my children while doing so. She is doing what she feels is best for her and her kids and I wish her the best. My kids are now grown and I truly regret having had to be away from my kids either because I was working or sleeping so I could work. My kids are my life..

    June 8, 2010 at 7:14 pm | Report abuse |
  93. RL

    I think this WOMAN expliots her kids and is in it for the money Reality shows should pay more atention Children should not be used for CASH

    June 8, 2010 at 6:42 pm | Report abuse |
  94. Tina Okrasinski Smith

    Saw Inside story about Kate.Good luck to her and new ways to grow and raise her family...keep up the great work!.

    June 8, 2010 at 6:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • carla

      I watched that wondering what kind of knit wit was going to buy that obvious PR spin. Now I know.

      June 8, 2010 at 6:50 pm | Report abuse |
  95. RR3

    The more this woman is attacked the more sympathy she draws to herself...

    June 8, 2010 at 6:22 pm | Report abuse |
  96. pollypurebred

    Angelina Jolie didn't decide to have 8 kids without millions of dollars in the bank FIRST. She doesn't need to work another day in her life if she chooses not to. And, she isn't adding to her bank account by expoliting her children.

    Kate should have done what the majority of others would have done in her position – reduced the number of fetuses she was carrying to a number she and her then husband could afford.

    June 8, 2010 at 6:21 pm | Report abuse |
  97. Mary connor

    I hope no entertainer or reality or movie star and God knows, no politician would ever be considered a role model.
    Hopefully children are getting their role models in their parents, grandparents,extended families, schools and such. tv reality shows and the like are for entertainment and escapism.. Whatever perks they have are what they have. There will always be people who have more or less than we do. People we don't think are deserving a promotions etc. All we can do is the best we can with what we have. that's life.

    June 8, 2010 at 6:07 pm | Report abuse |
  98. Bob

    The only time the show really bothered me was when it was obvious that Kate and Jon were having marital difficulties. When that was the case, they should have walked away from the show in an attempt to work things out before everything got out of control. Now that they are done, I would obviously support her doing the show. She is earning a living and providing for her kids. She is somehow holding it together. I was never a fan of her or Jon, but now I am a fan or her. I hope she does well and the kids thrive. Divorce is so hard on the couple but even worse for the kids. I wish them the best. My humanity makes me care her and the kids.

    June 8, 2010 at 6:05 pm | Report abuse |
  99. Cindy

    I don't hate Kate... I'm just sick of channel surfing and seeing her face on almost every channel. If she wants to support her children that's fine. Work hard at it. But please stop acting like a victim. She chose to be on television and to introduce video cameras into her children's lives. Now she's SHOCKED that the paparazzi are following her every where? She verbally abused Jon for 10 years then she's shocked when he leaves her and does everything that a 21 year old college student would do.

    Please don't say that this woman is a role model. I don't get to spend hours and hours getting my hair done, my nails done, tanning and taking trips all over the country.

    Personally, I don't care what she does but please stop shoving her down our throats!

    June 8, 2010 at 5:52 pm | Report abuse |
  100. mary connor

    I had no idea how many individuals hate her and jolie etc. What a terrible waste of energy. I guess its a good thing that
    none of these hated people care. Muhammed Ali used to say he didn't care how many people hated him and hoped he would be beat as long as they bought a ticket. Maybe if all those who watch these shows and hate the players and
    all those people who hate them and talked about how much they hate them would stop watching and stop talking about
    them they might go away. Because the bottom line is nobody cares.

    June 8, 2010 at 5:49 pm | Report abuse |
  101. Bob

    She should move in with the Duggar family and that blubber face psycho who had octuplets. That would be a reality show I would watch. Christian nutso multiplier mom and permagrin dad saying prayers with single moms, blubber lips and super Kate. Man that would be funny. Watch mom Duggar freakout from all the evil doing harlets.

    June 8, 2010 at 5:49 pm | Report abuse |
  102. Jimbo

    John BLEW it

    June 8, 2010 at 5:47 pm | Report abuse |
  103. Carla

    Kate who? The star of that show is Mady. A few more years of watching her melt down and she'll be prime real estate. Momma's setting her up to be the next Lindsay. I can't wait to see her being plucked out of a bush by the paparazzi. It's so much sweeter getting to see the full train wreck then having to wait for her to surface in a few years. Now we get to see it all in real time, one embarrassing meltdown at a time.

    I know I sure am jealous of Kate! Who wouldn't be? She's so glamorous and famous and rich! Jen, what are you, 13?

    June 8, 2010 at 5:35 pm | Report abuse |
  104. Van

    Kate should stop putting her needs above the kid's needs. The kids, technically(but still pardoned by the state she lives in) are working, they must have this sense of "I must be in front of the cameras to help mommy earn a living", and that can't be healthy. I wouldn't be surprised if all of them rebelled against her in their teens. They didn't ask for this.

    You don't see Jon taking care of them because he isn't in the spotlight all the time, even Kate admitted of letting Jon take the kids on their actual birthday somewhere, you don't see pictures of this anywhere because he probably just wants them to have a normal birthday and be themselves. Kate on the other hand, had TLC cameras follow them while they were at that discovery sea world thing looking at alligators.

    June 8, 2010 at 5:34 pm | Report abuse |
  105. Waltz

    The worst kind of TV

    June 8, 2010 at 5:27 pm | Report abuse |
  106. TomN

    The difference is that Angelina Jolie can act. I don't know what it is that Kate's trying to do but if it works for her more power to her. I just accidently came across this article and read it then I read some of the comments and found it to be like everywhere else Americans comments on and blog about. Most Americans are complete idiots but think they are smart. well, more power to ya, america will be pwoerless as soon as the dumbing down affect takes over. Oh, yeah it already has. Stupid people!

    June 8, 2010 at 5:22 pm | Report abuse |
  107. cm

    The only pathetic morons are people like Jen who think that others are jealous of her success and money. We hate her becuase she exploits her children. But I guess when your claim to fame is to be a baby-machine and then you expolit it for all it's worth, then you likely have no other talents.

    June 8, 2010 at 5:21 pm | Report abuse |
  108. Jen

    The only people who hate her are the pathetic morons who are jealous of her success and money.

    June 8, 2010 at 5:14 pm | Report abuse |
  109. mary connor

    I guess the Kate bashers feel the same way about "little people big world", "big Charlie", The one with the cop and his
    wife with 10 kids,"nineteen kids and counting" etc.... I think it is fairly obnoxious to put other people down because
    they choice to watch something, for whatever reasons. Lighten up!! Why don't those of you with your clotted, holier than
    thou,condescending "wanna be Mensa member" brains ponder the oil spill or the now daily cartoon political follies and
    give everyone else a break.

    June 8, 2010 at 5:08 pm | Report abuse |
  110. beenz

    I smell 8 little tell-all books in about 15 years...and a Jerry-Springer style smackdown.

    June 8, 2010 at 5:05 pm | Report abuse |
  111. BABAK

    The article yesterday said how bad the ratings were and today they say it was good!! ??!?
    I just wish her 15 minutes were up already.

    June 8, 2010 at 5:02 pm | Report abuse |
  112. Krista

    More stylish shows?
    I have an idea. Watch re-runs of Kate dancing.

    June 8, 2010 at 5:01 pm | Report abuse |
  113. Alex

    So, why is she famous again?

    June 8, 2010 at 4:58 pm | Report abuse |
  114. TOOTS

    Please let keep Jolie/Pitts out of this they have talent and means
    They take their children with them

    June 8, 2010 at 4:47 pm | Report abuse |
  115. Daniel Troppy

    I wish America would wake up and watch more STYLISH shows or at least more educational ones.
    http://www.thethrifters.net

    June 8, 2010 at 4:14 pm | Report abuse |
  116. NANI

    Hey give kate a break she has to do something to take care of her kids....I like the show....why r u guys hating so much on her? wat did she do to u guys?.....its jon that messed everything up.........leave her n the kids alone already n enjoy the new season....

    June 8, 2010 at 4:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • TC

      How did he mess it up?Did you not see the sweat loving psycho that beat him into submission for years before profitting from the train wreck. Stupid.

      June 8, 2010 at 4:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • TomN

      I'd still do her and make it Nine!

      June 8, 2010 at 5:24 pm | Report abuse |
  117. Lung-chewer

    I don't know what's more pathetic: the fact that Kate Plus 8 got solid ratings, or the fact that people actually watched it, to give it the ratings. My God, people, this is such crap! Would you watch something a little more intelligent like maybe "Dancing with the Stars" (crap) : ok, or "American Idol" (crap), hmmm... how about "Survivor"? (crap again). Never mind...it's all crap.

    June 8, 2010 at 3:58 pm | Report abuse |
  118. Not a Kate fan

    Ok so big deal she's has 8 kids. Those 8 are of her choice....Now she makes a living by exploiting them for her own gain. Why do you think Mady actually acts the way she does??? Its a cry for attention and no TV, Cameras and big shots. She is a little girl living a life her parents created for her...Where is her normal???? Her next move is into therapy for all the problems she's going to have as an adult. John was write to try and stop production even if for the wrong reasons at least it gave the kids a chance to recoup.

    June 8, 2010 at 3:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • Edna

      If you don't like her, don't watch her, don't post about her, don't be concerned about her. How stupid is it to waste your time on something or someone you say you don't like. Tell me again- who's the stupid one!

      June 8, 2010 at 4:05 pm | Report abuse |
  119. Tatum Aldridge

    I try my best to see the good in most people; if only we could hide cameras in the living rooms of most people who posted here, lol.

    June 8, 2010 at 3:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • C. Miller

      You'd probably see some intelligent people working and dealing with the regular ups and downs of life. Most wouldn't be dumbing themselves down to watch this show and we wouldn't be crying to our friends about how people won't leavge us alone despite desperate attempts to get attention. If it makes you feel better............

      June 8, 2010 at 3:59 pm | Report abuse |
  120. Jill

    The only person who's 15 minutes of fame is over...is Jon...he is such a POS...don't blame Kate for taken the opportunities gives to her to provide for her family...raising 8 kids is expensive...and she deserves some pampering hereself....don't be haters...be grateful there not on welfare using our tax dollars.....

    June 8, 2010 at 3:49 pm | Report abuse |
    • Medardus

      Yes, we should all be like Kate, brow-beating our husbands into despair to the point where they jump at the first light at the end of the tunnel they see regardless if it's an oncoming train.

      She treated him like absolute filth. He became exactly what she thought of him. No one's fault but her own.

      June 8, 2010 at 3:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • eel-bouncer

      Sure, like the show was not brainless to begin with. They are both losers. Unfortunately, the kids lose the most. Put her out to pasture.

      June 8, 2010 at 4:00 pm | Report abuse |
  121. Ron

    Only 3 million viewers for the season premiere??? I smell a cancellation!!!!

    June 8, 2010 at 3:46 pm | Report abuse |
  122. bestkidsever

    LAST YEAR'S FIRST SHOW RATINGS WERE 9.8 MILLION VIEWERS.........NICE SPIN, TLC, BUT THE NUMBERS SPEAK FOR THEMSELVES.

    June 8, 2010 at 3:41 pm | Report abuse |
  123. nflsuperfan

    I you watch anything this woman is on, stand in front of a mirror and repeat after me: "I am such a loser...I have no life."

    June 8, 2010 at 3:35 pm | Report abuse |
  124. Kristi

    You'll never go broke appealing to the lowest common denominator!

    June 8, 2010 at 3:30 pm | Report abuse |
  125. April

    I dont know why some of you are complaining about her. She is working and providing for her kids. She isnt setting on her but drawing a welfare check. Kate is being responsible and doing what is best for her kids, you cant tell me if you were in her position and had those same opportunities you wouldnt do the same thing. I know I would do whatever it took to take care of my kids.

    June 8, 2010 at 3:25 pm | Report abuse |
  126. EYE8KATE

    I just want a nude spread of her...

    June 8, 2010 at 3:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • Medardus

      Heff has already rejected her outright. No, she didn't ask. Heff, in his infinite wisdom, just said "no" to the whole idea.

      June 8, 2010 at 3:52 pm | Report abuse |
  127. J

    F...You take offense I use the word "abuse"...how about posters that say "pimp out her children" does that not offend you sense of correctness...Mady is being called bi-polar on this board and a spoiled brat...Do not think those comments do not reach her...I am sure her classmates are more than happy to let her know what people think of her and her family...When children hear negative comments about their Fathers it does impact them along with comments about their Mother...Kate is subjecting them to this...Hence, abuse...and I do have knowledge in the field...

    June 8, 2010 at 3:18 pm | Report abuse |
  128. Anna

    As a single mom, I empathize with the do whatever you can to try to independently support your kids mentality. Everyone needs to get a grip.

    June 8, 2010 at 3:12 pm | Report abuse |
  129. KTaylor

    @ C. Miller- So wait, your saying that people are ignorant for admiring her. i admire her, i do, because she spends her time at home being with her children all day everyday. i wish i had her life so that i can stay home all day everyday too but i dont. i serve in our military working about 10 hours a day, same as my husband who is also military. i go to work leaving my 9 month old child at a daycare. my kid just started to walk on her own, and i wasnt there to see it happen. now i have alot of respect for that woman she had 8 kids, yes, but in the beginning she used paper plates and plastic utensils. now she can afford to give her kids things that they want and need. You're ignorant for for saying s*** about her.

    June 8, 2010 at 3:08 pm | Report abuse |
    • Nvymum

      With you on that one chica!

      June 8, 2010 at 3:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • C. Miller

      While I respecy your sacrifice for our country you are ignorant in thinking she is with her kids every day/ all day. She is rarely with her kids. She is with her kids for filming. She wasn't with her kids pre-divorce on booktours, etc and wasn't with her kids post-divorce on book tours, dancing shows, etc. And before I hear the "she needs money" I will point out that most parents need money but we all don't cry on TV that people won't leave us alone, etc while we promote ourselves to get more publicity. She is a horrible person. It is ignorant to look past what she has done to people and to think sh eis just some regular Mom who stays home with them. She makes our country dumber while you make it stronger.

      June 8, 2010 at 3:24 pm | Report abuse |
  130. Tatum Aldridge

    I love Kate!
    She is beautiful, articulate, and has a maternal instinct that rocks.
    So what if Kate has hair extensions and so what if she takes an interest in her appearance; what exactly does that have to do with her mothering skills?
    I know plenty of mothers who are working 70 hrs a week as R.N.s only to leave their children to be raised by grandmothers and aunts...I applaud Kate's commitment.

    June 8, 2010 at 2:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • C. Miller

      You watch the Hills too , don't you?

      June 8, 2010 at 3:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • let's be real

      Ouch, C. Miller... the Hills? Damn, watching that show is one of the biggest insults to human intelligence since binge drinking.

      June 8, 2010 at 3:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • Kareen

      ROFL
      Why don't you compare her to Mother Theresa while you are at it?

      June 8, 2010 at 3:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • Kareen

      Lets face it Tatum, Kate alienated the kids Grandmothers and Grandfathers and the kids are left without interaction with them, which is sad, but what the hell she still has a few of you watching her.
      Ask her father how good hearted Kate is!!!!!!!

      June 8, 2010 at 3:29 pm | Report abuse |
  131. wilyfem

    Of course it got solid ratings! Have you ever been in traffic passing a car wreck? Same concept.

    June 8, 2010 at 2:54 pm | Report abuse |
  132. Johnny

    PT Barnum was right. There is a sucker born every minute. Its amazing that 3.8 million suckers watched this show...Classic!

    June 8, 2010 at 2:50 pm | Report abuse |
  133. C. Miller

    @KB. I have a very good heart and love my wife and kids. Unlike Ms Gosselin who is a bitter woman who is rude to others. How can someone like yourself claim not to be ignorant but blindly follow KG, a person who was rude tio her husband and ran him off. A person who was rude and condescending to her dance partner. A person who is rude and abrupt with most she comes in contact with. She has nothing to offer America. She basically is a horrible person who happened to have 8 kids.....ones she will leave in a heart beat if it is to get another deal. She is the one who cries to the media and then does the opposite. Again, ignorant people.

    June 8, 2010 at 2:45 pm | Report abuse |
  134. Philip

    As a straight man, I have to say that Kate is the type of woman who makes me wish there was a third gender to choose from.

    June 8, 2010 at 2:44 pm | Report abuse |
  135. Krystal

    PROUD TO SAY, I WAS ONE OF THOSE VIEWERS AND I LOVED THE SHOW AND I WILL CON'T TO WATCH THE SHOW. DVR IS SET!!! I THINK HER KIDS ARE GREAT AND I THINK SHE IS DOING A GOOD JOB! gO KATE. i AM SO GLAD JON IS GONE! lIKE YOUR HAIR.

    June 8, 2010 at 2:40 pm | Report abuse |
  136. Kareen

    Some of you need your head examined when you talk about hating Kate.
    I am a 71 year old grandmother and I don't have time to hate, but this Kate is downright disgusting selling her kids out to TLC and a life of luxuries for MOM .
    As for her ex? Yes he seems like a looser, but when you treat a husband long enough like a dog, he turns into one.

    June 8, 2010 at 2:40 pm | Report abuse |
    • sunny01

      oh please!! I am almost as old as you are and even I can see a leech for a leech. She wants the American public to support her and her $7,000. hair extentions!! If she were concerned about her babies, she would consider where the money she is making goes instead of using it selfishly. No, I am not watching her...I refuse to support that type of mothering.

      June 9, 2010 at 12:23 pm | Report abuse |
  137. KB

    Sorry, Mr. Miller – but me thinks there is hate in your heart as well. I am not an ignorant woman. Been around for over 70 years and I know what I'm talking about. The goodness in Kate's heart far outshines her many enemies, including you, my friend.

    June 8, 2010 at 2:37 pm | Report abuse |
  138. C. Miller

    @Sabbeth. I didn't say they didn't hate her. I said my dislike for her wasn't based on hate but the fact that people who admire her are ignorant. Plain and simple. There is nothing to admire. There is no beauty, outer or inner. There is nothing but a selfish woman who uses her kids for money and who treats people like crap...husband, dance partner, kids, associates. She is th eone with evil in her heart. Again, I just hope people wake up one day and stop contributing to the dumbing down of this country.

    June 8, 2010 at 2:31 pm | Report abuse |
  139. Local Cruiser

    Living within a 6 mile radius of the Gosselin household, I can't tell you the number of times we have driven past and seen the kids out playing in the yard. They are kids and are far from abused. They have a parent (singular) who wants to provide the best for them and give them things that if she weren't doing the work that she is (as opposed to nursing), they wouldn't get to do. While I am a firm believer in not having kids if you can't afford them, she found a way to afford them. I don't care for how she comes across on tv and I can choose to NOT watch the show. She is just like the rest of us – trying to make a living. Her next show should be "Kate – the Woman You Love to Hate". If you don't like her, don't watch her and she will go away.

    June 8, 2010 at 2:26 pm | Report abuse |
  140. D

    Her 15 minutes will be over. She should be looking at the way her kids behave instead of counting the dollars in the bank. Maddy is a spoiled brat, apple doesn't fall far from the mother tree. Jon may have been a little to wild in the beginning, but he is staying out of the spotlight now and looking after his kids. Poor Kate, better get some more plastic surgery, then you can set up a meeting with Hugh Heffner, oh wait he is repulsed by you too..............

    June 8, 2010 at 2:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • Karen

      She is a beautiful person, on the inside and out. There is no need to put someone down. I personally don't agree with the plastic surgery but that is her decision. She needs prayer..not negativity.

      June 8, 2010 at 2:38 pm | Report abuse |
  141. PJ

    The only thing I want to watch Kate do is self-immolation.

    June 8, 2010 at 2:22 pm | Report abuse |
  142. Truth

    Kate is both a retard and a partisan stooge.

    June 8, 2010 at 2:21 pm | Report abuse |
  143. Lee

    You go Wilma..she is a hard working mom that has to survive. She is independent and takes no help from anyone but the people that she entrusts her kids to. What is he doing the Dad, going out with low life's and forgetting his responsibilites. He should be ashamed of himself. She is a better woman that I would be. He wouldn't see those kids at all, if he was my ex.

    June 8, 2010 at 2:20 pm | Report abuse |
  144. Samantha

    strange thing is i see everyone posting how she is doing such horrible things to her kids, then i cut it on and her kids seem so happy. quit being haters people, how many of you would turn down 50 to 75K a show? um, none of you, many of you would probably sell your kids for 75K

    June 8, 2010 at 2:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • ida mae

      I am a hater because she has already made a lifetime of money from her children. Children are not lottery tickets or an atm machine. Supposedly she had them because she loved them and want to take care of them, not to beg the public to support her so she can support them. What a horrible role model for women. many people feel that women are just gold diggers anyway and this does not help. Plus she has a marketable skill she is a nurse. She also insults families with many children who work for a living to look after them.

      June 17, 2010 at 12:21 pm | Report abuse |
  145. Sabbeth

    Mr. Miller, I believe Lily is right on and you are sadly naive. These women not only hate Kate but also everyone who admires her. They truly have evil in their hearts and we should pray for them.

    June 8, 2010 at 2:17 pm | Report abuse |
  146. John

    Kate has a nice pair.

    June 8, 2010 at 2:11 pm | Report abuse |
  147. Vic

    she is so gorgeous, great legs ummmm

    June 8, 2010 at 2:11 pm | Report abuse |
  148. Sarah

    I'm all for bettering your life, but at the expense of your children? These kids are never going to know what a normal childhood is like. Between having divorced parents who can't get along, the mother using nannies to raise her children, and a father who would rather be chasing tail then getting a real job the Gosselin children do not have a fighting chance at seeing any semblance of stability. What even further depresses to me is this family did not set out in this life to gain fame from their home life, they set out to provide for their family and in the process destroyed their marriage and exploited their children. I certainly hope that mom and dad get a wake up call before too long and stop worrying about themselves and start spending a little more TIME with their children!

    June 8, 2010 at 2:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • Samantha

      Helllloooo!!! Do you think the Jolie-Pitt clan is ever going to know what normal is? How about the Jackson kids? Or any of the kids of famous parents? The Obama Girls? Help me out here? What is normal exactly? A family with a mom and a dad and brothers and sisters who sit down to family dinners every night. If those are the guidelines that crap! I'm a bad parent too! Jon clocked out of their marriage when the first loose girl was like "hehehe that's Jon from Jon and Kate! I want to sleep with someone famous." It sucks that he couldn't not give in to temptation while he was married. But not all marriages end in happily ever after! It happens to everyone!

      June 8, 2010 at 2:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • Kay

      I agree with you 100%.

      June 8, 2010 at 2:39 pm | Report abuse |
  149. M

    abuse? J, you have no clue what abuse is! is that is abuse i want kate to be my mom

    June 8, 2010 at 2:08 pm | Report abuse |
  150. Cass

    Yo SMREED...Jon WAS exploiting everything and anything when they first split...guess you don't read the papers. At least Kate is making money and being around the kids at the same time.

    June 8, 2010 at 2:08 pm | Report abuse |
    • C. Miller

      He is a loser too. At least he has the sense to drop out of the news. I mean he does have to pay an obscene amount in child support to that self indulgent piggy bank.

      June 8, 2010 at 2:12 pm | Report abuse |
  151. Karen

    I thought Kate did a great job showing who she really is...a loving mother trying to do the best for her kids. The kids are adorable! I can't wait till the next show :)

    June 8, 2010 at 2:07 pm | Report abuse |
  152. C. Miller

    Lily, it isn't hate, it's disgust for stupidity. What skill set does this woman have?She brow beat a husband into divorce. She is mean and rude to her kids...not to mention gone 75% of the time. She showed that same personality in abusing her dance partner. She complains non-stop about privacy and wanting her life back yet she continues to seel out her kids and is now doing 2 different shows. She has zero redeeming qualities. And I'm not a woman. I'm a father of 2 little girls who hope that they can look for other role models one day that are reality trash.

    June 8, 2010 at 2:05 pm | Report abuse |
    • let's be real

      It's not about skill sets... she just has 8 kids. Having more than 3 children apparently makes it okay to have a reality TV series dedicated to either your "love for having many kids" or your failure to use protection... or in the case of Octomom... your stupidity.

      June 8, 2010 at 2:09 pm | Report abuse |
  153. Giggity

    It's nice to take advantage of your kids like that – I hope the pig is proud of herself!!!

    June 8, 2010 at 2:04 pm | Report abuse |
    • lol

      With a name like that I thought you did the same but with other people's kids.

      June 8, 2010 at 2:07 pm | Report abuse |
  154. Sarah

    "'Kate Plus 8' gets solid ratings" - that's because everyone likes watching a train wreck. You just can't help yourself.

    June 8, 2010 at 2:04 pm | Report abuse |
  155. Lily

    wow, so much hate.... you gotta feel sorry for these gals and their miserable lives... the question is why do they click on Kate's link here – just to bash her? scary... their hearts are full of evil. yes, scary. let"s hope they're not a mom.

    June 8, 2010 at 1:58 pm | Report abuse |
  156. Kareen

    As long as TLC and Kate is pimping little kids, the show will go on
    For the life of me I don't understand folks who find watching them exciting.
    Go to an orphanage or sick kids hospital and you can see real drama
    This witch sits in a million dollar home with 5 nannies, cook, gardener and her private bodyguard and I read people are sad for her when she is on her whining trip. Give me a break.

    June 8, 2010 at 1:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • Samantah

      Maybe you could use your own advice and go visit an orphanage instead or clicking on the internet articles about Kate. I"m just sayin'. Your just as guilty as anyone who watches her shows.....

      June 8, 2010 at 2:41 pm | Report abuse |
  157. laura

    She could not dance for beans on DWTS but she sure knows how to bring in the $$$$$$ for herself & family. I am not sure I "like" her but I do wish her many continued blessings– I need blessings too, I become unemployed as of June 24th.

    June 8, 2010 at 1:58 pm | Report abuse |
  158. C. Miller

    This just shows how the "dumbing down of America" has worked. The only people who tune in to see her are desperate losers who have no life and who think some no talent shrew who is a bad mother and wife are good TV. The minute people wake up to real life and realize that there are quality role models that act nothing like her then we will be better off. I predict after this initial look at the car wreck the rating will drop big time.

    June 8, 2010 at 1:54 pm | Report abuse |
  159. hana

    is it had now that you are by your self with the kids maybe you shouldnt have treated jon so badly you also used to yell at him when he was tring to help you out .you are really stupid beat that you drove him to dirvorce you and now i see that he is much more happier than e ver

    June 8, 2010 at 1:54 pm | Report abuse |
  160. Tami

    For those that don't like Kate or the publicity she gets, don't fret: Time will eventually take care of all reality show hosts and/or subjects that don't have that "staying power". For now, Kate has a major house & property to pay for, as well as 8 kids to raise. Jon's not working or contributing to child support the last I heard, so she has to do something to generate income.

    June 8, 2010 at 1:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • hana

      your just really jeolous of her it sound like you hate her thats why your joelous

      June 8, 2010 at 1:57 pm | Report abuse |
  161. Karyn

    I have lost respect for her. I did use to watch Jon & Kate Plus 8 and we liked the show. She was real then. Dressed down, no makeup. It showed how difficult it was to raise those kids and the show was interesting. Then they both went all "Hollywood". Her "free" tummy tuck, his free hair plugs, free vacations, clothes, etc. When that all went away, it must have tough for them. Those who say "how can she support her family on a nurse's salary" well many do. I am away from my kids while I work. Many people do. She is taking the easy way out. I am not jealous I just truly feel her 15 minutes of fame should be over. She is not talented. She is not an actor. She is a mom with 8 kids. As others have said, she is not even home that much so she is just money hungry. What's next – a starring movie role, an album? Enough already!

    June 8, 2010 at 1:42 pm | Report abuse |
  162. J

    F...Look at child actors...Different Strokes...2 dead...One of over dose...other had drug problem and acquitted of murder...Lindsey Lohan and the list goes on...Glad I could clarify the term "abuse" for you...I have watched a few eposides and found them upsetting to watch children put through their paces...All is staged...Trips, activities are all planned...As other posters have said the children pay the price maybe not today but in the future...

    June 8, 2010 at 1:41 pm | Report abuse |
    • F

      I agree with you, there can be a down side, but their are many child actors who live happy fulfilling lives like Brooke Shields and Jodie Foster just to name a few. As for the trips they are obviously planned, they are filming for hours and taking the best clips. You like to throw that "abuse" word around a lot, you haven't clarified anything to me. I'm actually offended that you keep throwing that word around. There are many children who are abused emotionally and physically, who should be helped.

      June 8, 2010 at 2:10 pm | Report abuse |
  163. Maggie

    I know that Kate needs to work to support her kids – but what about Jon – doesn't he have to support them also?

    And again my 1st comment is "exactly who is paying for the new hair extensions, who is paying for the air boat ride to the private party location, who is paying for the airline trip, who is paying for the hotel, who is paying for the meals.

    I can't afford an airline trip for just myself to go to a family reunion – I can't begin to imagine how much the trip is for 10 people plus all of the "crew" for the filming.

    That is my only real frustration with all of this. She is getting opportunities that most parents will never have because of the cost. They have traveled to Hawaii, been to Utah for skiing, been to Disneyland and Seaworld, been to New York – to appear on television, traveled way beyond what I could ever hope to be able to do. And don't try to convince me that she is paying for it....that is the unfairness of the entire picture.

    June 8, 2010 at 1:41 pm | Report abuse |
    • F

      Of course she's not paying for it "People magazine "paid for extensions and TLC pays for all the trips. As for Jon he's waiting in the background so he can pounce on her and try to get all the money she's made.

      June 8, 2010 at 1:52 pm | Report abuse |
    • Kay

      TLC is paying for the whole thing. She doesn't have to pay anything for all the trips and freebees.

      June 8, 2010 at 2:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • FBF

      Your post states what is at the heart of most of the show's haters...JEALOUSY. boohoo, it's not fair that someone else is getting great opportunities that my family is not getting. Grow up!

      June 8, 2010 at 2:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • TXmom

      unfair to who?? you?? lotta folks in this world need to quit feeling sorry for themselves and put on the big girl panties. Maggie, my dear, you sound like a whiner. Waiter! Maggie here needs some cheese.

      June 8, 2010 at 2:32 pm | Report abuse |
    • Samantha

      Um TLC is footing the bill for some and the places she visits are paying for her entry. How is that unfair? Underprivileged people get free stuff allllll the time. Should we take it away from them too? My husband and I have to work for what we have and what we can give our children. But I'm not hating on her for giving her children the opportunity to experience all of this. I would love to have the opportunity to be able to give my children all the adventures she gives her own. As for her marriage, Nobody ever signs a marriage certificate or a contract with a TV show thinking their marriage will end in divorce.

      June 8, 2010 at 2:52 pm | Report abuse |
  164. MC

    Even though most people don't like Kate, she has 8 children for whom to care and raise. Who in their right mind would not take the quickest money to support them. At lease she's with them while on TV. She has to think about their futures (going to college, class trips, etc.). I just hope she puts the majority of the money away in a trust for all their futures. And it's expensive to feed and clothe 8 children. I'm sure her day is full - even without being on TV. She likes the spotlight but I'm sure she thinks about her children all the time, too. She shouldn't be criticized for trying to make money for those children. If anyone else were her, she or he would probably do the same thing. I believe most people to be jealous of Kate because she can now make quick cash.

    June 8, 2010 at 1:37 pm | Report abuse |
  165. Zel

    The only reason is had solid ratings is because people are intrigued by a possible trainwreck. As soon as they realize it's not going to be anything of the sort, they will not care as much and thus, the ratings will decline resulting in the show's cancellation.

    Follow up this story in about 3 months of airings, then we'll see where the solid ratings are.

    June 8, 2010 at 1:35 pm | Report abuse |
  166. Lisa

    Umm, all the people that can't stand to watch her . . . you do receive other channels, right? It's just a show folks. No need to get all crazy about it. Kate is the subject you choose to get worked up over? Really? Where is the passion about horrific crimes going on? Wow, simply amazing. By the way, your "passionate" responses ARE what keeps her fame (yes I said FAME) going. BTW, I like to watch her and so do my children; it's called entertainment.

    June 8, 2010 at 1:35 pm | Report abuse |
    • Josee

      Thank you Lisa for putting things in their just perspective. it is a SHOW.

      June 8, 2010 at 1:47 pm | Report abuse |
  167. Burbank

    Once again these poor kids are forced to support their narcissitic mother and pathetic people without lives of their own just gobble it up and don't mind at all if these kids are exploited and robbed of a normal childhood for their selfish couch potato amusement! The horror! The horror!

    June 8, 2010 at 1:33 pm | Report abuse |
  168. Jennifer G

    I am a single mother with 4 children – I am away from my home 11 hours per day working. If I had the opportunity to do what she does - you can bet your bottom dollar that I would. To be able to provide financial security for my children's future would be amazing. There are sacrifices and choices that we all make – they all have a cost. It is a true luxury to be a stay at home mom – I did it for a few years and it was amazing. She and Jon had their issues – just like everyone else. Does anyone really care? Her kids look happy, her financial future is secure (as is the childrens) and they get opportunities that most of us only dream of.

    June 8, 2010 at 1:32 pm | Report abuse |
  169. Penny

    If celebrity status has me crying in the back of a limo, alone, because I'd found out online that my ex-husband was suing for full custody of our children, with no one to listen or comfort me but a bodyguard...I'd know my life is at it's lowest. While many dream of being "famous" and receiving free trips and good and living in million-dollar homes, I'll take my life over that anyday: a big old farmhouse with six bedrooms and three baths, four of the most beautiful and healthy children a mom could ask for, two of the most preciously adorable grandsons, and a license to be a foster parent....no one stabbing me in the back to gain money, no one watching every strand of my hair, no one driving by my home to stare and gawk, no family members selling out to make a few bucks, and plenty of friends who would be there for me and whom I can trust.

    June 8, 2010 at 1:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • carol

      Hear, hear Penny – well said. We need to find beauty in the lives we have been given and quit wishing to be someone else or have someone else's life. If your life isn't good work at making it better don't live vicariously through a TV show.

      June 8, 2010 at 1:35 pm | Report abuse |
    • GSEE

      Oh yes you write like you are so happy, but we see thru it. You must be miserable

      June 8, 2010 at 3:54 pm | Report abuse |
  170. JKSkins30

    Why do some of you people like to watch or defend an attention grubbing piece of trash who exploits her children for fame. I seriously don't understand some of you people. She's not the victim, those poor kids are the true victims. Her 15 mintues of exploited fame are and have been up a long time ago. I wonder how long before this dumb piece of trash hangs outs with the likes of phonies like The Kardashians and Octomom?

    June 8, 2010 at 1:28 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jennifer G

      It must be amazing to be perfect and to be able to judge others. Despite what we all think of Kate, not one of us has walked in their shoes.

      June 8, 2010 at 1:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • Karen

      It must be nice to be so perfect that you can throw stones at others....

      June 8, 2010 at 2:15 pm | Report abuse |
  171. sue

    OK< where is the puke bucket? This witch is making millions and we all hate erh, so WHY IS SHE STILLA ROUND? For those that even remotely like her, they must have sad pathetic lives and have NO life to want anything to do with her. Any mom that exposes her children as she does is only for the $$$$$. People must miss the daily soap operas or they wouldn't be tuned into this child abuser, after all what she is doing to her own kids is abusive to say the least. The kids did not ask for this much public life and when they grow up they are all going to need mental help, but she will have the money for that, unless she spends it all for herself, the greedy woman she is.

    June 8, 2010 at 1:27 pm | Report abuse |
  172. BS

    All I see is a bunch of future little Lohans and Hiltons running around in a couple few years.(goes for both the boys and girls) You all should watch the Discovery channel or something that doesn't rott your brains like the dumb "reallity" show BS. If you want this to be "real" show her working at a Waffle House and 2 other jobs, going to school at night and doing blow just to stay awake. This crap isn't real.

    June 8, 2010 at 1:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • fbf

      Uhhhh, this was a discovery channel show. That is how this all started.

      June 8, 2010 at 2:05 pm | Report abuse |
    • BS

      Haha wow, well the Discovery channel has really let me down there. Goes to show how much i have paid attention to this dumb show...or even how much i watch tv.(Haven't had cable in 3 years now) Because i know about this little thing that most of America has forgot about, it's called "outside." yeah i like to go thier and play sports and fish and plant a garden. I guess all that stuff is uncool nowdays unless its done on a "reality" show. lol

      June 8, 2010 at 2:18 pm | Report abuse |
  173. Carol

    You are basing your impression of what Kate's life is like on an hour show that basically is scripted in that the trips, events, etc are planned by the show producers and they film hours worth, cut out what they don't want and call it a show. I understand she has nannies and I'm sure while she was getting ready for dancing with the stars she wasn't home reading books to her kids. You may think you want her life now but how about in 10 years when she is off TV and she has 8 teenagers wanting to drive and ????? The grass is always greener be careful what you wish for. Look to your own life, if you aren't happy do something about it beside watching a "make believe" life on TV.

    June 8, 2010 at 1:25 pm | Report abuse |
  174. Sharon

    Well said, sHEMEE!

    June 8, 2010 at 1:22 pm | Report abuse |
  175. sHEMEE

    All you haters need to stop being jealous. You know good and well that if a network TV show approached you and offered you a great deal of $$$$, paid vacations and you could quit your 9-5 to hang out with your family all day, You all would do it!!! Please stop the hating. She and her children are living a wonderful life filled with exciting opportunities that most can only dream of. Life is so short. Give her break for enjoying hers. Most of us HAVE to work and never see our families. I would trade lives with her any day!!!

    June 8, 2010 at 1:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • Katie

      So would i sHEMEE, i would switch lives with her in a heartbeat

      June 8, 2010 at 1:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • F

      I agree with you. I would do it in a second. The comment that she puts her needs before her kids. Maybe she is doing it so she can give them what they need. I would like to see any of you raising 8 kids how you would provide for them, even on a nurses salary it would be difficult.

      June 8, 2010 at 1:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • Lex

      It is weird to sit and watch other people live their lives on TV. The message sent here is, people actually take time to watch someone else live their life and to not use that time to better yourself. Baffling.

      June 8, 2010 at 1:53 pm | Report abuse |
  176. Carol

    Yes definitely kidding about Octomom just pointing out the stupidity of what makes someone a celeb or get their 15 ++++ of fame. About a TLC about someone doing something humanitarian for people in need or doctors without borders helping in foreign countries. i for the life of me can't figure out the fasination with shows like kate +8 or the like. Like I said folks must have some boring lives to call that entertainment.

    June 8, 2010 at 1:15 pm | Report abuse |
  177. J

    I stand by my statment that the children are being abused...Abuse takes many forms not just physical...They are being used for profit...What some of you are saying is Kate cannot make money without expoliting her children...Very sad...As a Mom I put my children's interest first not my own...Kate puts her needs before her children...

    June 8, 2010 at 1:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • F

      J – Really, thank you for clearing that up I thought abuse was only physical. If you even watched the show, you would see they get to do thing that most of us can't afford to do. They experince things that will last them a life time. I guess we should also get rid of all child actors also, i guess they're als being abused.

      June 8, 2010 at 1:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • A

      J -really just stop. Every time you post you sound more moranic and ignorant. You post as if you are an expert and clearly you are not.

      June 8, 2010 at 2:44 pm | Report abuse |
  178. runtie1215

    If you don't like her/her shows, don't watch them! Stop complaining all the time.

    June 8, 2010 at 1:12 pm | Report abuse |
  179. MommaM

    Congratulations Kate – I had the DVR all set on Sunday and will be ready to go on July 11. You are doing a great job with the kids. You are a strong woman and doing the best for your family. For those who complain about the show – you don't have to watch it. Those of us who enjoy will be watching and wishing you well.

    June 8, 2010 at 1:12 pm | Report abuse |
  180. Angers

    lol at all of you haters! You all sit here and flame this women for being a good-for-nothing everything. Yet you all clicked the link and took your time to post... which is giving her the high ratings and publicity you don't think she deserves. Tools!

    June 8, 2010 at 1:12 pm | Report abuse |
  181. lulu

    Honestly, that Maddy is a spoiled brat. The others are cute.

    June 8, 2010 at 1:10 pm | Report abuse |
  182. Carol

    Pleeze!!! Is everyone's life so boring that watching an hour of "inside kate's world" where she gets hair extensions truly entertaining? I would rather watch paint dry!!!! Never watched it but it is impossible to turn on any news and not hear something about this woman and her in vitro group of 8. They should have a show where Octomom comes for a visit with her – is it 14 kids? Now there you have entertainment! Ha!

    June 8, 2010 at 1:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • let's be real

      Hope you were sarcastic about Octomom, cause she's even worse. This is why I stopped watching TV for the most part. You can't really stop or avoid the nonsense.

      June 8, 2010 at 1:11 pm | Report abuse |
  183. sheisone

    There are so many people on here hating, and jealous of Kate. She is making a living, making good money, while spending fulltime with her kids.What is the problem with that? She got lucky unlike the rest of us & was offered a great opportunity. She is not exploiting her kids. Why should she work as a nurse when she is making much better money, and able to be with her kids. People never have anything good to say....Dang!

    June 8, 2010 at 1:02 pm | Report abuse |
  184. Jill

    She is not abusing those kids. I have watched and will continue to watch every episode. These kids have had opportunities that they would have never had if they were not on t.v. Last night Disney invited them to celebrate their 6th birthday. They were greeted at the airport by penquins. They swam with dolphins, and sting rays. How is this child abuse? I think you all are jealous that you aren't on t.v. and famous. As to book signing that is income, as to dancing with the stars that is income also. She was forced to cancel the show due to Jon's jealousy. She had to support those kids anyway she can. The people who are damaging their kids are the ones that put them in beauty pagents.

    June 8, 2010 at 1:01 pm | Report abuse |
  185. Sharon

    For so-called "abused children', they look like the happiest bunch of kids I've seen in a long time! Kate, keep up the great work. You're an awesome mother! Let's hope all these women who despise Kate have no children because who wants a mother who gets off on hate.

    June 8, 2010 at 1:00 pm | Report abuse |
  186. Tina

    I have to say (in an ashamed, head-ducked way) that the show now is ten times more interesting BECAUSE it's about a woman whose life is a public train wreck. Watching a domestic couple caring for babies was about as far down on my list of priorities as organizing my post-its, but this....

    To be fair, that's exactly what makes reality TV an exciting guilty pleasure: Jerry Springer goodness.

    June 8, 2010 at 12:58 pm | Report abuse |
  187. Lori

    I'd rather poke my eyes out, get a root canal and a colonoscopy than watch that woman!

    June 8, 2010 at 12:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dr. D

      All 3 procedures at once? We have an opening tomorrow at 1:00 p.m. if you would like to go ahead and schedule.

      June 8, 2010 at 2:39 pm | Report abuse |
  188. SusieQ

    The May 25 2009 premiere of Jon and Kate + 8 brought in 9.8 million viewers. Kate + 8 only had 3.4 million. That means Kate + 8 2010 premiere was DOWN 6.4 million viewers. Kate has lost a lot of fans.

    June 8, 2010 at 12:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • Hey, It's me!

      You're an idiot. Those were INFLATED ratings due to the divorce scandal and not the norm. Their ratings were usually between 2-3 million. No, she hasn't lost the fans you said she has. Those 6.4 were not regular viewers. Get your facts straight. It's amazing how idiots here can spew hate based on twisted facts.

      June 8, 2010 at 2:09 pm | Report abuse |
  189. Carrie

    I read that a lot of people did not like it, I just wish no one would watch it that way she can just go away. But people will watch it and keep her around ugh....

    June 8, 2010 at 12:54 pm | Report abuse |
  190. Robyn

    Please make her go away now,right now.NOW! Is she gone,no, dang it!!!!

    Is she gone now? Please any one, every one, please! Help make that thing go away!

    Gone yet, crap! Come one!! Go away Kate!

    June 8, 2010 at 12:52 pm | Report abuse |
  191. Nvymum

    I believe she is doing a great job and keep up the good work, Kate!!! So what if she has a tv show at least she still supports her kids. i would love to be home 24-7 with my 9 month old child but i dont hardly see her because im serving in our military just like my husband. For those who could give two sh- about Kate, i would recommend you to stop posting negative comments about her on CNN.

    June 8, 2010 at 12:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • Katie

      i agree with you and not only that, but what child abuse!?! i have never seen it and i dont think people have seen it happen off camera either. She makes alot more money than i do. Im a Marine, my husband is in the Navy and i have two kids. At least she spends more time with her munchkins than most of us do. who can say that they actually got to be there for their kids first whatever, She can because i can't. Kudos for Kate! People never have anything positive to say.

      June 8, 2010 at 1:15 pm | Report abuse |
  192. J

    When will the public understand that this women is abusing her children? She is using them for profit...Notice legitimate celeberties keep their children's private life private...Kelly Ripa has stated many times that her children do not want her talking about them on her TV program...Also, Regis and Kathie Lee stated the same thing...Children deserve to grow up without the public viewing their private moments...Kate can parade herself anywhere she desires but leave her children out of it...STOP WATCHING AND SUPPORTING THIS TYPE OF ABUSE....

    June 8, 2010 at 12:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • F

      I would hardly call it abuse. Yes she is making money off of them, but if you watch the show, it shows them going on trips and doing things that they would never be able to do otherwise, it shows them interacting with each other. Besides the money is used to support the kids and for their future. What about child actors they are in the public eye, are they being abused also. I would only hope that if the children didn't want to do it they would stop.

      June 8, 2010 at 1:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • notakatefan

      the show is about her and her KIDS! You want to see child abuse come to my neighborhood. Saturday night a toddler was wondering the streets pushing a toy while the mother was no where to be found. Once I got the child back into his yard the worthless mother came out screaming at the kid, calling him all sorts of names and cursing at him like it was his fault. That's ABUSE, not showing the kids having fun at a birthday celebration.

      June 8, 2010 at 1:36 pm | Report abuse |
    • Josee

      Your comment is a slap in the face of all victims of abuse. Hate her or love her but please try to put things in perspective before you post.

      June 8, 2010 at 1:40 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dee Dee Forum

      In my opinion, Kate Gosselin is a whining opportunist who uses eight precious children as stepping stones to get where SHE wants to go. How sad is that?

      June 8, 2010 at 2:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • mojo1968

      Child Abuse?????? It's not as though they film the kids 365 days 24/7. It is ludacris to think she is abusing her kids..She be a bit much at times but she handles like a REAL WOMAN and MOTHER should...Until you walk in her SHOES you should not judge....

      June 8, 2010 at 2:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ang

      To say those children are abused is absolutely ignorant on your part. You have no idea what you are talking about. I worked with children in a spouse abuse shelter for 5 years and I can tell you what you see on Kate + 8 is anything. Get your head out of your a$$.

      June 8, 2010 at 2:36 pm | Report abuse |
    • Christie

      There are many types of child abuse, and Kate is one who puts a "I am a wonderful mother so everybody watch me" spin on it, but it is still abuse to use your children for fame. Look, she has to earn money, I get that. She should be trying to make money WITHOUT having tv cameras aimed at her children so much. No one is saying she shouldn't be in the spotlight, but her kids are too young for this. You all don't think that Maddy is being affected by all of this attention? I really think she should be a celebrity if she wants, but let her kids grow up in private.

      June 8, 2010 at 3:50 pm | Report abuse |
  193. Gail

    I'm with those who say if this is the way she can support her family, and stay home with them, more power to her. HOWEVER.......she DOESN'T stay home, she travels to promote her book, her dancing (or lack thereof), her show and herself. Staying home with those children is not a priority, unless she can be filmed doing so.

    June 8, 2010 at 12:43 pm | Report abuse |
  194. Chiwawamomma

    I like her and I commend her for keeping her nose clean and trying to provide for her children. Even if it is putting them on camera. Like Chella said: What is Jon doing? How is he proving for the kids? Kate is probably having to give him part of the money from the show.

    Way to go kate.......

    June 8, 2010 at 12:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • SMREED

      You ask what john is doing... no one knows because hes not like his ex. hes not exploiting himself and the kids. he is keeping a low profile. Something that the money hungry Kate is not doing and should be doing.

      June 8, 2010 at 12:52 pm | Report abuse |
    • F

      Jon's just laying low right now. He was in a lot of trouble earlier. He's wating for Kate to make the money so he can go after her in court, to get as much money as he can.

      June 8, 2010 at 1:28 pm | Report abuse |
  195. Kane

    ugh- I couldn't agree more with you all- I am tired of seeing her on TV- enough!! on to the next one...

    June 8, 2010 at 12:42 pm | Report abuse |
  196. Head Diva In Charge

    Of course the ratings were good. If you like her – you tune in to watch her struggle with her 8 little nuggets. If you hate her, you STILL tune in to watch her struggle with her 8 little nuggets, you just hope she fails miserably in front of our great nation.

    June 8, 2010 at 12:40 pm | Report abuse |
  197. Mike

    Who are these morons who keep watching her BS? If people want her off the air so bad, then they just have to stop watching. When she stops getting the ratings, they'll pull the plug on her. This isn't hard to figure out.

    June 8, 2010 at 12:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • Fuesgo

      People keep watching thats why she keeps getting the ratings, their are lots of people who do like her.

      June 8, 2010 at 12:52 pm | Report abuse |
    • Kate is Great

      People *don't* want her off ... that's the point! That's why we watch .. we like her! Go Kate!!! If it wasn't for you, those kids would be in a really bad situation with their horrible Dad ... Jon is such a loser.

      June 8, 2010 at 3:14 pm | Report abuse |
  198. Ann

    I like her and I think it is better for her to be with her kids than to be pulling super long hours as a nurse. They'd still be with the equivalent of a nanny all the time (daycare) and they would barely be getting by. I think you need to watch how she interacts with the kids. She sounds like a teacher and I think that is because there are just so many of them. She has to be to the point and direct to have any possibility of keeping things running smoothly.

    June 8, 2010 at 12:35 pm | Report abuse |
    • Elaine Boal

      I agree with U...she totally gets a bad rap...I think she's doing the best she can for herself and the kids...I don't think he's any financial help. Look at all he advantages the kids are getting and they apparently love the television crew and missed them when not filming. They have gotten to go on many trips and seem to have really benefited from all of it. You go Kate!

      June 8, 2010 at 10:40 pm | Report abuse |
  199. chella

    I think she is a great mom! if you actually watched the special you would see what she has gone through in the past year with that loser Jon. He is the one everyone should be criticizing,and just because she is a control freak doesn't mean shes a bad person. And who cares what she does to make money to support her family, WHAT THE HELL IS JON DOING???????? you don't know? ME EITHER! I will be watching the show just like i have been since the first special aired.

    June 8, 2010 at 12:35 pm | Report abuse |
    • mazzie

      I agree with you 100%. I think she is dynamite!!! He, on the other hand is NASTY!!

      June 8, 2010 at 12:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • Lex

      Chella sounds like a control nut, uhm, I mean freak.

      June 8, 2010 at 12:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • Tiffany

      With eight kids...as a single mother you have to be a little bit of a control freak.

      June 8, 2010 at 3:26 pm | Report abuse |
  200. thehenderson

    ugh...why won't she just take her litter and go away...

    June 8, 2010 at 12:35 pm | Report abuse |
    • peter

      because, without her litter, she is an absolute nobody. The fall will come very hard for this woman.

      June 8, 2010 at 4:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • Diane

      and go where? On Welfare.. perhaps the kids should wear used clothing from thrift shops. That would be so much better? I think not. She raising kids who will have enough money to all go to college one day. I think she is doing a great job trying to provide a better life for them. Don't watch her if you don't like her

      June 9, 2010 at 2:16 pm | Report abuse |
  201. Kristin

    Apparently you can't earn as much money nursing as you can doing a tv show, plus, on the show, she gets to be with her kids. I agree that she has been in the news to much but I think these are two great reasons she is trying to keep a show going.

    June 8, 2010 at 12:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • Eggy

      Agree completely. How can any mom possibly turn down a paying job where she is able to cook, play with her kids and have someone capture precious minutes with her children (because she does not have time or is simply exhausted)? What options are there?

      June 8, 2010 at 8:09 pm | Report abuse |
  202. joni

    Who in their right mind would watch her and her dumb show??? NOT ME, that's for sure. I am so sick of every time I turn on my TV, that's all we see, is HER!!!
    She needs to get a life and stop exploiting those kids and acting like a mean, evil, control freak!!!! CNN – shame on you for giving her more publicity, and TLC – shame on you for paying her to act like a fool !!!!!
    I will not be watching anything that has to do with her, I didn't watch DWTS, until she got voted off.

    June 8, 2010 at 12:28 pm | Report abuse |
    • let's be real

      Not sure who actually watches the show, but why does it surprise you? There's a lot of dumb people out there...

      June 8, 2010 at 12:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • kim

      lol....but you still want to comment!

      June 8, 2010 at 12:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • Liz

      Funny that you complain about Kate and such .. but you manage to read about her online and care enough to comment .. and if people think she is so messed up how do you feel about MOVIE stars and stuff – people who leave their kids behind for months of filming and such... Must hate them huh? And if you don't, way to wallow in your own hipocrisy.

      June 8, 2010 at 1:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • donnatex

      who in their right mind would read an article on someone they obviously dislike and then post about disliking them? If you can't stand her, don't even read or worse yet comment on the lady.

      June 8, 2010 at 1:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • dawn

      But yet JONI< you comment on it.......so your in it too baby!!!!

      June 8, 2010 at 1:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • notakatefan

      If you don't watch the show how would you know if she exploits the kids, is evil or a control freak? If you don't watch the show what makes you want to comment on something you don't know anythng about? Are you buying into all you read or see on TV about her or are you a closet Kate watcher???????

      June 8, 2010 at 1:29 pm | Report abuse |
    • Josee

      And yet, you read articles about her, and post here... BUSTED!!!!!

      June 8, 2010 at 1:36 pm | Report abuse |
    • Janice

      Well boo hoo. You didn't watch DWTS until Kate was voted off? You really think anyone cares? The show's ratings were out the roof and she stayed way longer than she should have – because of viewers/voters. If I looked as good as she does and could do something that would make people want to pay me big bucks to just be and get all the perks that go along with it I would be a fool to turn that down. Work a few weeks or months a year, pull in big money, get free trips for me and my kids. Oh heck I see how horrible that would be!

      June 8, 2010 at 2:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • Karen

      Maybe if you watched the show you would get to know her. She needs love, not all the negative comments she is getting from strangers. If you don't like her...keep it to yourself. Pray for her! Any mom with one child much less 8 children needs lots of prayer :)

      June 8, 2010 at 2:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • sarah

      That's why we have remotes, freedom... Change it if you don't like it.

      June 8, 2010 at 2:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • kaybee

      I agreed with you 100 percent.

      June 8, 2010 at 2:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • brandie

      but clearly you can take time out of your day to comment on her and you had to click on the cnn story to get here so even for all your ignorant words your still helping keep her in the public eye!!! your obviously not a parent either or you would understand the concept of doing whatever it takes to take care of them. Its plain and simple for all the people that are on here complaining...you dont like her or her show, dont watch and dont comment.

      June 8, 2010 at 3:35 pm | Report abuse |
    • char

      Dumb is as dumb does...as long as people are willing to watch children being exploited, these shows will continue – where is Child Protective Services? Why is Jon not objecting anymore? What's his payoff – how much is he getting paid for his kids' exploitation? You know he didn't give his consent for free!

      June 8, 2010 at 9:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • Diane

      It's a good thing you are in the minority. Should she get a poor paying job or go on welfare to feed these kids? Would that make you and people like you happier. I say if she has an audience and can make good money to provide for her and her kids without her low life husband, then "you go girl"

      June 9, 2010 at 2:13 pm | Report abuse |
  203. Princess

    Really when is this lady 15 minutes r finally going to be up! The kids r cute but, enough is enough. She needs to take care of her kids and stop trying to be Hollywood star.

    June 8, 2010 at 12:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • A

      She's amazing. She does so much for her kids and through all the tabloid crap she keeps her head held high!!!

      June 8, 2010 at 12:49 pm | Report abuse |
    • F

      Her 15 minutes will be up when people stop commenting about her and people stop watching her shows, which will not likely happen soon. Everyone who makes negative comments are just jealous that they can't make the kind of money she's making.

      June 8, 2010 at 1:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • Tracey

      She is ridiculous! Time for her to start working without using her kids! She's more concerned about her hair then the wellbeing of her kids.

      June 8, 2010 at 1:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dawn

      ah, hello Princess..she is taking care of her kids. What do you want her to do? go back and work as a nurse? work a 12 hour shift making maybe 30.00 and hour and not see her kids for 14 hours that day? Please...this is a hard working lady who has a lot of children to take care of. If being in the public is working for her just as it has worked for others then let her be. At least she's not living off of medicaid and food stamps.

      June 8, 2010 at 1:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • wilma

      exactly how many children have you had to raise and support all alone? evidentally none.

      June 8, 2010 at 1:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • notakatefan

      Why? She's working to support her kids...do you feel the same way about Angelina Jolie? I'm not a fan of her's but I think she has the right just like everyone else to make a living, despite how annoying she may be to me.

      June 8, 2010 at 1:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • Kendra

      jlijsdoiutrs--aslkhjaf

      June 8, 2010 at 2:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • janny

      come on already

      June 8, 2010 at 2:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • SingleMom

      She is trying to provide for her kids. Her previous nursing job sure as heck will not provide for them and their Dad doesn't have a job to help provide for them. What do you expect her to do??? At least she is earning an income and not asking the government for assistance. Until you are a mother in the same situation, don't pass judgement. You don't know how you would handle it until you live.

      June 8, 2010 at 2:54 pm | Report abuse |
    • Lafayette

      I am sure if you were in her postion you would do the same thing. So if you dont like her then dont watch, you dont know what you would do until you are in that situation so please stop talking about people.Do not judge we were not put on this earth to judge anyone.

      June 8, 2010 at 2:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • D

      I think you are all missing the boat. The kids are the ones who are being bounced around and confused. Kate's time commitment to her kids is very limited. She plays it cool on camera with the kids but her real personality was certainly shown on DWTS where she respected no one. She is flippin with her kids off camera and very self centered. I would rather have my one parent work 14 hours a day with then have her flying all over the place promoting herself. Just look at those kids faces - are you seriously going to tell me they are happy. Someone needs to set a good example for them or we will have three more Jons and five more Kates running around in the near future!

      June 8, 2010 at 3:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bev

      how come you don't say that to Angelina Jolie? doesn't she have about 8 kids now?

      June 8, 2010 at 4:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • C

      You can't compare with Angelina because at least she doesn't parade her kids all over the tv. In my opinion, I'd rather work as an honest nurse and spend time with my kids when I can than post their pictures all over tv and internet and pose as a crazy, self-absorbed "star". This woman has no talent what-so-ever and you couldn't pay me to watch any of her shows. I have better things to do with my time.

      June 8, 2010 at 5:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • liv4luv

      I'm sick of her too, but I'm glad she is making money for her family instead of living off the government. I'm not sure a regular mom and dad could comfortably take care of 8 kids working as a Nurse and IT professional. This show has allowed them to not only take care of the kids, but experience things some adults have never experienced and they will all go to college. I believe this was their plan from the start. Have a second set of multiples and get famous, because they just couldn't take care of this family without the show, and I'm sure they knew that when Kate decided not to abort some of the kids.

      June 8, 2010 at 6:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • Chargerfan

      Seems to me that Kate is trying to support her children, and there are certainly a lot of people here who have nothing better to do but slam her for her efforts. If you don't like the show, don't watch. As for the comments about how difficult she was to work with on DWTS, the other dancers have said they have no idea where that idea originated. I do: the media, just trying to make a story where none exists. Sounds like lots of jealousy to me.

      June 8, 2010 at 6:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • Oliver

      I have no interest in watching Kate or her show, and in time others won't either, therefore I say "Go for it Kate!". The money she makes now will give her children opportunities every parent would want for their kids, she is being a great mother by working for her kids' futures.

      June 8, 2010 at 8:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ha Ha

      The shows were great! She is not trying to be a star. She just wants to support her kids. It takes a lot of money to raise 8 kids and working as a nurse will not do it.

      June 8, 2010 at 8:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • am

      I agree she needs to make a living, but does she really need to live so excessively, in a million dollar house, go tanning, have a personal trainer and constantly get her nails done?? Im happy her kids don't want for anything but I think she got sucked into this lifestyle and I don't believe she puts her kids first anymore.

      June 8, 2010 at 8:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • Where's the substance?

      She just doesn't want to work at a real job like the majority of women have to do. Most women don't have the luxury of a big house in the country with help taking care of the kids while mommy gets in a tanning booth & tells the world how tough life is. Her kind sets back women 50 years & she's just another example of how materialistic & me centered American women have become–glad I'm single.

      June 8, 2010 at 9:05 pm | Report abuse |
    • Hey

      Get a real job, Kate & see how tough is it for real single women with kids.

      June 8, 2010 at 9:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • BZW

      SHE IS NOT SUPPORTING HER KIDS, HER KIDS ARE SUPPORTING HER. That is why it is all wrong. THEY ARE HER MONEY-MAKING BUSINESS. Tragic.

      June 8, 2010 at 9:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • C~

      uuhmmmm ... doesn't Angelina Jolie have about half a dozen kids and doesn't she work and travel all around the world. Why in the world are people giving Kate a hard time for working. If I could make the $$ she does in the short time and have all that extra time with my kids ... I'd quit my full-time job in a minute .. What a smart woman!

      June 8, 2010 at 9:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • J

      DE DE...Real intelligent comment you wrote. GROW UP!!

      June 8, 2010 at 10:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • Kelley

      "A" ... "She's Amazing" ... You need to get a life!!!

      June 8, 2010 at 10:41 pm | Report abuse |
    • apalled

      seriously..GO AWAY KATE!,

      June 8, 2010 at 11:08 pm | Report abuse |
    • jenny

      this woman should be ashamed of herself she has basically sold her kids to the highest bidder they will all grow up to be self centered and even drug and alcohol users. she is destroying their lives for money!

      June 9, 2010 at 12:41 am | Report abuse |
    • Are You Kidding?

      Taking care of her kids? What a line of BS. She isn't taking care of her kids, her NANNIES are taking care of her kids. If she didn't want to have to support eight kids she should never have participated in IVF. If you can't afford them YOU DON'T HAVE THEM. Pretty damn clear to me. You people need to pull your heads out of your nether regions.

      and to the idiot who said she'd *only* make $30 an hour, that's still $4389 a month and that's after taxes and then you go to court and you jumpstart that dead beat dad into getting a real job by taking his butt to court. After that it's called downsizing your lifestyle, selling the McMansion, firing the nannies, living at your means, and creating a damn budget. Every nurse in American should hunt you down and lynch you for being so stupid.

      June 9, 2010 at 12:49 am | Report abuse |
    • Viv

      You can hardly support 8 kids on a salaried 9-5 job. Which also leaves very little time to spend with the kids at the end of the day. What she is doing is the best option – her work involves her kids, and she gets paid more than a normal salary that can be spread across supporting 8 kids. WELL DONE KATE for fighting to make a living to support your family

      June 9, 2010 at 2:26 am | Report abuse |
    • Anakaranina

      3.4 million viewers, making her kids rich before they are 18, been published, having the kids visit place most kids would love to go but parents can't afford... I could go on but it would take more than 15 minutes and I have to go to work.

      June 9, 2010 at 5:59 am | Report abuse |
    • Momof7

      I'm a single mother of 7. Before my divorce, their dad was working as an IT professional, and I was earned far less than a registered nurse does. That was more than enough money to support our family.

      Now I am mainly supporting them myself, and it IS difficult... but honestly, a family doesn't need a huge house (even with 8 kids), and all the luxuries the Gosselins have. This IS a choice – not a necessity – for the Gosselins. They could easily survive on a dual income with an IT professional and a nurse.

      June 9, 2010 at 6:40 am | Report abuse |
    • jim

      It's easy to keep your head held high when it's empty.

      June 9, 2010 at 8:01 am | Report abuse |
    • bruinsgirl

      So true, I couldn't have said it better. Couldn't understand why she was on DWTS, she was a star of what?? A reality show about her & Jon's 8 kids, who would be better off not in front of TV cameras.

      June 9, 2010 at 8:23 am | Report abuse |
    • Ryan

      When is this no-talent shrew going to go away...soon I hope

      June 9, 2010 at 8:41 am | Report abuse |
    • momo3

      I am soooooooo sick of hearing about this woman, when will enough be enough?

      June 9, 2010 at 9:03 am | Report abuse |
    • Cobradane

      Yeah, what a trooper, could not make the cut on Dancing with the Stars, so her and her Lawyers using the kids to make money. What a parent. Get a job Kate. Those innocent kids are the only reason you are still popular.

      June 9, 2010 at 9:52 am | Report abuse |
    • melody

      why would anyone watch that show? watching kate and her kids is like watch a single mom on MEGA welfare! If it were a black woman not working, but going on expensive trips, getting her nails & weave done, and exploiting her children, while the childrens' daddy is out there screwing lots of young women instead of holding a real job..YOU WOULDN"T WATCH IT! instread you'd condem it, and call it ghetto...lets call it like it is..Kate is ghetto fabulous white trash, and i'm getting the feeling that all her audience is welfare white trash. Kate even wore that ugly welfare ghetto mom haircut! any self respecting woman wouldn't watch that crap.

      June 9, 2010 at 10:38 am | Report abuse |
    • Dee

      How would you try to support eight children? Not only that, what job COULD you get where it would pay more than the cost of childcare..? Honestly, I don't blame her. She gets to stay home with them and at the same time can pull in a rather large salary. Why not? Why should she make 50K a year working full time and not be with the kids most of the day.

      Think about it....

      June 9, 2010 at 11:04 am | Report abuse |
    • Over Kate

      I think she likes the money, she likes the lifestyle, she likes the fame. I don't think she is doing the show for her kids, she is doing for her own personal needs. Kate and kids have plenty of money to live a modest life (like she did before) but Kate choses the lifestyle. Ultimately it costs Kate her marriage, her friendships, and her family. I don't feel sorry for her, she made those choices for her life. For me she is no longer relatable as an average american mom trying to balance the daily demands of life.

      June 9, 2010 at 11:32 am | Report abuse |
    • Noelle

      She is a great role model for other moms out there. Her kids are healthy and happy and she has found a job (jobs) where she can be home with kids as much as possible and still provide for her family. Anyone out there complaining about it needs to get a life. Focus on all those other moms out there living off of food stamps and welfare and still popping out more kids they can't take care of. Good lord – she has a show about raising her kids! It's not like she is on playboy or stripping!

      June 9, 2010 at 12:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • L

      Well maybe she should have thought about all of this before she had all those eggs implanted. I know plenty of people who have big families and are doing fine with - no plastic surgery, no bodyguards, no $1000 hair extensions, no world travels, no perfectly dressed kids and on and on. They may not make much, but these families are well adjusted and not self centered!

      June 9, 2010 at 1:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • huckleberrybo

      Watching this woman use her kids to make money id a moral and ethical challenge alone, watching a film crew, director and a producer aid this woman in using her kids is a bigger problem, watching the comments of all the people who watch her show and support her using her kids... PRICELESS!
      Do you honestly think having 10 people in your house with cameras and trying to get your very young kids to create drama is healthy for their upbringing? Gary Coleman anyone?

      June 9, 2010 at 1:32 pm | Report abuse |
    • Diane

      and how would you suggest she provide for her kids? She has to make money some how. Should she get a job that takes her away from her kids, possibly working two jobs and still not have enough money. I say she is a pretty smart cookie and if she makes good money doing whatever she can to provide for them, then more power to her!

      June 9, 2010 at 2:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • MyTwinz

      She had them, she's suppose to bust her a** to care for them. Life lessons, you just got to love them. And no, I'm not giving Jon a free ticket to ride. I would have him so jacked up, he wouldn't be able to buy a Happy Meal.

      June 9, 2010 at 3:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • linda

      Why would we not want to watch? The average person does not watch basket ball, the Stanley Cup, Or MTV! We are not all between 18 & 35...(who by the way are away from home watching that other stuff at a bar or some friends house.) The average median age is well over 50 and we would rather see those cute kids than all that other stuff! the advertisers in this country better listen up and stop sponsoring junk.

      June 9, 2010 at 3:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • redbull

      I am going to use the remote as is my option and stop reading all this nonsense about her-and what was this stuff comparing a megal true MOVIE STAR Angelina Jolie to this woman– gimme a break– I have finally lost interest in all of this so goodbye to all the comments, articles, tv shows etc....there are those that will continue to watch as is their option, but I bet there are alot like me also. Really tired of Kate discussing her personal finances with the world– and really do not care how she supports her children anyways....TLC obviously does not really care about them either– they are in it for money also of course or Jon would not have had so much trouble...Adios Kate.....

      June 11, 2010 at 11:25 pm | Report abuse |

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