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Wednesday
Feb222012

Kate Gosselin on The Dr. Drew Show

Today Dr. Drew's interview with Kate Gosselin airs on the CW at 3 PM EST.   The good news is since her (well, the kids') show was cancelled we can watch this interview without feeling we're contributing to ratings which support the kids working.  The bad news is it appears from clips made available last month that Kate's still sending little and not-so-little jabs at her ex-husband Jon whenever possible.  The Dr. Drew page heading reads "Kate Opens Up About her Love Life," which begs the question:  Since Kate continues verbally denigrating Jon two years after the divirce, much as she did during their ten years of marriage, why would anyone want to enter into a love life with her?

Let us know what you think.

Reader Comments (54)

Hey Werny Gal!
Always enjoy reading here, interesting new post today.

We have all been around people like Kate, those that are just incapable of any normal behaviors. These types are always discontented, unhappy, ungrateful, unsatisfied. Nothing that ever happens or comes to them is never enough. My theory is that she was a middle child raised among peers that were given so many more privileges and perks than she was, in effect making her believe if only she had this or that she would be happy. I also believe that due to her early teenage fascination with families of higher order multiples, she felt she would be loved by 'someone'.

I had one of these types in my life, she managed to torture our family for years until finally my relative told her enough and divorced her. This type of person is so toxic to all they touch...their unhappiness spews out to their spouses, children, siblings, parents, co-workers, retailers they frequent, anyone that crosses their path.

It really bothers me that this poor woman lacked something so key in her upbringing that she is unable to be a normal, feeling, compassionate,caring human being. She is to be pitied.

I would like to know what Jon saw in her initially; perhaps she did whatever it took to snare him, then after the marriage she showed who she really was.
It's really sad too, in that the love she seeks so badly, Jon was already giving her. For whatever reason, once the show started and she her fans calling out her name, she got rid of him. It's sorta freaky, how she says that people always 'leave her'. If someone could just explain to her, SHE is the reason they leave, she pushes them out. So sad.

Without some serious long-term counseling, she will never change. And the caustic relationship she has with her children is influencing the young people they will become. And round and round it goes.....

Oopsie, now onto your question (lol).
Only a fool would enter into a relationship with Kate, she is not marital material. There aren't a lot of men out there that want to father someone else's children, and especially not as many as she has.
One day Kate will have to answer to her kids about the things she has said about their dad. Jon seems to basically be a good guy, especially considering what he has lived through. Living with someone like her and finally breaking free would make anyone act sorta irrational in the beginning..from what you are free to eat, wear, or even say..I imagine his freedom was almost intoxicating. i hope he can somehow be a stabilizing force in the kid's lives.
Sorry for the rambling post, this woman, her behaviors, and what she has inflicted on her children could fill a million pages. .and ironically it will, and her kids will be able to read it all on the internet).

Wishing everyone peace, contentedness, and gratefulness.
Rejoice in the day and be thankful.

February 22, 2012 | Unregistered Commentertxmom

I don't think there is anything remotely inviting, warm, or compassionate about Kate that would attract anyone to her romantically. The person she portrays herself to be is not lovable or sympathetic, trustworthy or even friend-worthy. That's sad to say because everyone is deserving of a friend, but I don't even think she knows how to be a friend to others. And to have a friend, you have to be one too. She is all about herself, very greedy and not generous at all. I don't mean generous in a materialistic sense either, but generous of herself. She is walled off so much so that she does not know how to share feelings, much less anything else, and until she can and does, she is going to be alone. Which means the rest of us are safe from her, except those poor kids who are trapped with her for life.

February 23, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAnita

Of course, People magazine online had an article about Kate being lonely on Dr. Drew. Boo hoo. I'm sure Kate's BFF Katie Coyne was behind that. On Dr. Drew's facebook page, a local from Reading posted how horrible Kate was. I'm sure that's no surprise.

On twitter, a while back, Kate mentioned going to Missouri. An article says she's going to be a guest speaker at a fundraiser for special needs children. It's some Mother's Day related event. I'm sure the camp is a good cause, but sheeple must be in charge there. The article is at

http://tinyurl.com/72e3cwm

February 23, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterncgirl

Hi everyone, thanks for your comment. Wonder how much they're paying her to do that fundraiser, and whether it will draw enough to recoup her fee? It's hard for me to believe she could actually make money for anyone any one. Like the cruise. I just don't get it.

February 23, 2012 | Registered CommenterWerny Gal

What a farce, her speaking at a special needs camp...this from a woman who complained one of her children needed GLASSES.
Her publicist must be a very persuasive person, to get her a gig like this.
C'mon, Kate, do the right thing....pay your own way there, your expenses, and donate your fee.

Jon's twitter is now public.
Ding Ding Ding! Round One! lol

February 24, 2012 | Unregistered Commentertxmom

Hi WG - Been a long time since I posted. I've stepped away from the Kate stuff for awhile and it's really died down considerably. I simply didn't have enough patience in me to watch any of her interview on Dr. Drew. I literally can not stand to hear the woman speak. Having said that, everything I've heard about the interview is exactly what I would expect from a narcissist like Kate. People with NPD will always insult people in a way that sounds like they are actually complimenting them. Kate is always doing this when it comes to Jon (or anyone else who doesn't drink her kool aid). From what I heard, Kate also 'cried' that she was lonely for companionship. This is of course a lie because it's pretty obvious she and Steve are an item. Maybe not publicly, but they are behind the scenes. A few years ago, I questioned whether or not they were, but now that her 'star' has faded and she's no longer an 'in demand' celebrity, there's absolutely no need for a bodyguard (let's be honest, there never was a need for one for her).

I think the 'tears' were an attempt to get the attention of a network to put a show together for her. I think at this point, she would do ANY kind of 'reality' show to get back in the limelight and, more importantly, generate some income. I'm sure she's really getting to a point of desperation. I think she really thought something would surface in the entertainment industry for her. But because she's not a warm person with a likeable personality, what on earth would she do exactly? So far, she's been able to secure a blogging job with Coupon Cabin and a cruise ship trip. She doesn't have a talent and she's not a creative person. She's a mom who happened to have 8 kids and had a reality show for a few years. That's it. End of story. I think she will become even more irrelevant this year.

So nothing new in the interview. Same Kate crying about Jon being a crappy dad and that she's lonely. Take note, she will NEVER stop bashing Jon. That will be something he will never be able to escape. Good for him for staying quiet and out of the spotlight. He's doing the absolutely best thing for him and more importantly, those 8 kids. I know for sure he's banging his head against the wall behind the scenes, but at least he's keeping that out of the public eye. It's maddening dealing with a narcissist and I have no doubt Jon has endured much more than the public has seen.

February 24, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterHeather

Jon now has a public twitter. He said it was for business so I wonder if it's a way to make extra money. He says he won't answer any questions about his kids. He's already encountered a hater; I guess he should be used to that. Of course, the sheeple are tearing apart his words. I don't know if it's a good idea, but I hope it works for him.

February 24, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterncgirl

TxMom said, "What a farce, her speaking at a special needs camp...this from a woman who complained one of her children needed GLASSES."

Yeah, how about that? That gig organizer was really scraping the bottom of the barrel to get Kate to speak for that one.

Heather said, "I have no doubt Jon has endured much more than the public has seen."

Great to see you here, heather, and I'm sure you're right. I sure would love to read that book one day, although Jon will probably never write it out of consideration for the kids.

Hi NCGirl, good for Jon for not answering questions about his kids on his Twitter. (That's an improvement over how Kate handles it.) Whatever he's doing I hope it works out for him.

VERY windy here in Wernersville today. Kind of a shock after all the mild weather we've had lately. People are starting to suspect we're in for an early spring and a very hot summer because we never really had winter this year, other than the freak snow storm last Halloween weekend. Thanks for your comments as usual and hope everyone has a great day.
Polly

February 25, 2012 | Registered CommenterWerny Gal

From what' s floating around, Late was seen last wk where-ever TLC is located...then, day or so later, Jon's twitter made public. Coincidence? I would say NO.

February 25, 2012 | Unregistered Commentertxmom

Good for him for staying quiet and out of the spotlight. He's doing the absolutely best thing for him and more importantly, those 8 kids. I know for sure he's banging his head against the wall behind the scenes, but at least he's keeping that out of the public eye. - Heather

I thought so too Heather....then I googled and found this much to my disappointment. http://celebritybabyscoop.com/2012/02/25/jon-gosselin-being-a-single-dad-has-brought-me-closer-to-my-children “They know that I love them, and I know that they love me, and it’s really important that they enjoy their childhood,” the Pennsylvania native says. “The break hasn’t affected them at all, because I always made sure that I am the constant in their life.”- jon Gosselin

First of all, divorce does affect kids. Sorry but while I know in my heart that Kate's ideas of good parenting don't match my ideas of good parenting. I know this...that divorce takes casualties from the in laws, to the spouses all the way down to the children. This is a slippery place for Jon to go because when you are dealing with a narcissist at Kate's level & trying to satisfy the curiousity of the public at the same time---things can and will get taken out of context. Jon isn't the only constant in his kids lives. For better or worse Kate is the mother of these kids and he is the father. I hope with all my heart both of them someday realize that any digs or jabs at eachother (are we on round 5000 with these two by now?) does have an affect on the kids. They are both "constants" in the kids lives whether positive or negative. The kids didn't ask for the divorce the parents did.

So disappointed to see being played out in the media. It is not good for these kids at all. I hope someday they both come to an understanding that it really should be about the kids---they might not love one another (or even stand one another) but that they will get up each day and show respect for eachother out of respect for their kids.

Sorry, I have been there done that and my children have benefited most when I got over myself and put them first.

February 25, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterIrene

I agree with everyones posts about Kate, her fake tears, that totally gets me!
Im with Heather I cant stand her voice either. Im sure I think she will always bash Jon too , because he had the will to leave her and NO ONE leaves Kate. ( so she thinks) She still has Steve around aye? Body guard? RIGHT! Kate should stop crying on tv and face the fact she killed her shot for a life with someone when she she choose the show over Jon, and keep her mouth going. She wanted us to see "real" her and boy oh boy we sure did.
Her fight to stay in the limelight seems to be getting a bit more difficult for her , her gig is over and she cant accept it. She should just stick to blogging about coupons and keep quiet.

February 25, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJulie B

I agree Irene, to say the break "hasn't affected them at all" is just not possible. I think what he meant was he tried to keep it as minimal as possible, but like you said everyone is hurt by a divorce. (And BTW dear woman, I owe you a silly picture CD! :) )

You summed it up perfectly with your last line, Julie B. Amen.

Happy Sunday, everyone.

February 26, 2012 | Registered CommenterWerny Gal

I tried to watch it, but it was just too annoying. The woman induces nausea from a woman who regularly talks about (and endures) duck poo.
I should hang around but have to post that Scott will be at a Convention in Philly in June.
I overheard someone I met recently saying that he does not slam his ex to his kid - on purpose. He said his parents did that. He says "you know your mom and I don't always get along (or agree, I forget) but we both long you very much" and some more things that if I said them might identify him. It was nice to hear, though.

February 26, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterPamelaJaye

I keep trying to post and keep getting a message that I'm blocked from posting. But I keep on trying. What's that definition of insanity again LOL?

I didn't watch the show. I'm with Heather and the others. I can't stand to listen to Kate's whiney, grating voice. I have read a few articles and comments about the show. VIrtually every comment is negative. The men commenting all point out that no decent man would want to be involved with her, not because of the kids, but because of the documented mistreatment and bullying of Jon. Too bad Kate doesn't have the insight and intelligence to see that.

February 26, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterreaderlady

I think the "break" he was referencing was his break up with Ellen, not Kate.

Time will tell what Jon Gosselin is planning in terms of a return to the entertainment world. I suspect he is writing a book (probably with a ghost writer). He recently reconnected with Mark Heller and his old PR team on twitter and is planning to have dinner with them. He could just be having dinner, he could be planning something - who knows?

I am sure he is still in debt from his "Lost Year" (can't really call it a weekend), and now that the TLC contract has ended, he could be trying to earn some extra money to pay off that debt. A book would likely sell, so if I had to guess, I think that's what he's looking at doing.

February 26, 2012 | Unregistered Commentersilimom

I'm always suspicious of Kate....is she pretending to get back in the spotlight or is this legitimate?

Kate is not a "forgiver" because she's an angry/dysfunctional person. Forgiveness is a gift in a way, you can resolve in your mind that I didn't deserve what this person did to me and I will let God deal with that person. You break your emotional string to that person by forgiving them....It's not easy and forgiveness must be a choice.

Kate looks like a fool. She has so many "strings" connecting her to Jon that she can't move on. I applaud Jon for choosing emotional health over Kate and her dysfunctional, rich lifestyle.

February 26, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLauren

Wonder if we'll still see Steve hanging around, if the contract is officially over. This May trip will be interesting.

February 26, 2012 | Unregistered Commentersilimom

LOL on the duck poop Pam, how true.

Amen, readerlady.

I agree, silimom. I think a book is a good idea but Mark Heller? That's a "run like hell and never look back" idea. I hope that's not what jon's doing because that's a disaster waiting to happen and he's been through enough. (I still want to read his book though.)

I like your definition of forgiveness, Lauren. It doesn't have to mean forgetting, it just means letting go of something we have no control over anyway. Instead of resenting, which only hurts the resenter, remember it and learn from it and make your future life better as a result.

Going to a memorial service for our children's pediatrician who died Thursday. (This is not the OB/GYN who delivered our kids, who Kate bought the house from. This is the doctor who treated them for the past 18 yrs.) It is a great loss to out community and I'm taking plenty of kleenex.

February 26, 2012 | Registered CommenterWerny Gal

Werny, my mistake, I said Mark Heller but it was his son Mike Heller Jon tweeted. Not that that makes it any better, in my opinion. I think most of those people steered him in the wrong direction, but then again I could be wrong. Maybe it was just Jon thinking he knew what was best and refusing to listen to better advice.

However, Jon is an adult and can live his life as he chooses. And for the record, I'd buy his book too!

February 27, 2012 | Unregistered Commentersilimom

I agree silimom, no Hellers would probably be best. Remember all the crap about them in the news and all the problems Jon had with them? Yucky.

February 27, 2012 | Registered CommenterWerny Gal

Polly, really love the way you set up this article about the Dr. Drew show--which I would not watch as I, too, cannot stand the sound of Ms. Kreider's voice. Apparently, there are quite a few of us here who feel the same way.

This may be a little off topic but I always read the online news from Boston, NY, SF, LA, etc. When I read a Philly.com article today I noticed there was one winner for the Powerball drawing for $70 million--I think it was a ticket purchased outside of Manhattan. Anyway, all I could think of was how hysterical it would be if Jon won! Could you imagine how great that would be? Picture it now--oh the possibilities! Either way, all I can say if Jon is reading this, just remember: SUCCESS IS THE BEST REVENGE! Whether Jon chooses to pursue success in or out of the public's eye, I hope and pray Jon is successful--for so many reasons, not the least of which should be to make his kids proud!

February 27, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterCalifornia Suzy

OMG CaSuzy, wouldn't that be one hell of a hoot? LOL

February 27, 2012 | Registered CommenterWerny Gal

Have there been any sightings of Steve lately? With the guesstimated end of the TLC contract in February, does it appear that Steve is no longer employed by Kate? And it is kind of coincidental that *all of a sudden* Jon starts twittering freely.

There has also been mention on another blog that Jon has had a few court decisions in his favor. WG, can you speak to any of this?

Thanks,
heather (not Heather)

February 28, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterheather (not Heather)

Hi Guys,

First of all I have to say that everytime I see the title of this thread my mind reads it as "Kate is a Shrew". Gee, imagine that. I also have yet to see it -- it has been recorded and it is on my DVR, it is just that I have not bothered to watch it. If/when I do I will post a comment LOL

Second, I just watched today's TMZ episode and I busted up laughing. It seems that TMZ's camera guys came upon one of the celebrities who is going to be in the upcoming season of Dancing With The Stars. Because of the celeb's schedule he was asked how he was going to juggle being on the show and being on tour at the same time. He said, "it is going to be crazy ... Karina is going to meet me on tour on some of the dates ..."

Then Harvey Levin said, "They have been doing that lately like Kate ... ummmmmm ... [then a big smile comes on his face] I FORGOT HER NAME!!! OH, I FORGOT HER NAME!!! [now the smile was even bigger and he was wanting to jump up and down] OH MY GOSH THAT IS SUCH GOOD NEWS!!!"

Someone in his office said, "Kate Gosselin"

Harvey, still smiling from ear to ear, said, "I forgot Kate Gosselin's name!!!"

Then someone in the office said, "you are getting senile" and another employee said, "Alzheimers".

But of course I'm just cracking up and thinking noooooooooo, Kate is a bonafide 'has been' if the guy who owns TMZ and pays paparazzi to take photos/videos can't remember her name, then no one will remember her a year from now :)

March 1, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMickey McKean

Wow Mickey, that's pretty pitiful, I agree. Funny/sad how he took such joy in forgetting her name.

Today Al Walentis had me come in to a college course he's teaching to talk to his class about my book, and I was asked the question, what was the number one thing I learned about reality TV that I didn't know before I became educated about it? And my response was that it isn't about having a "real" show or even about having a good show, it's about marketing and product placement. Related to what Mickey said, where are all those crew members who Kate said were "like family" as recently as half a year ago? Where are the millions who watched her shows? And how many people have already forgotten her name?

March 1, 2012 | Registered CommenterWerny Gal

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