Kate Gosselin's 'E! True Hollywood Story' Recap: Former Nanny Reveals Kate's Dark Side! Who Do You Believe?

Wed, February 2, 2011 11:30pm EST by 23 Comments

E! wanted to bring us up to date on Kate’s “intriguing story,” but was there anything in tonight’s documentary that we didn’t already know? Nope, Kate’s still no “Mother of the Year.”

Tonight, Kate Gosselin‘s life was chronicled on yet another television show — E!’s True Hollywood Story. And I must say, I never thought it was possible to be overloaded with this much Gosselin gossip… and enjoy it.  Well, the parts about the kids anyway. Read on to see what E! dug up about Kate’s past.

In an hour-long sitting, this documentary showed how much Kate has changed from May 2004, when the sextuplets were first born, to now. From dark short hair, to the iconic “Kate” haircut, to long bleach-blond hair, this reality TV star mom’s hair evolution pretty much followed the evolution of the Gosselin story. One thing that didn’t change though was Kate’s “difficult” nature.  “She always wanted things her way or no way at all,” former nanny and ex of Jon, Stephanie Santoro reveals. “She always wanted Jon to do things for her and if he didn’t do it right she would flip out on him.”

Jon is thrilled to spend the weekends with the kids

Once again, it was depressing to see the destruction of Jon and Kate’s marriage play out on the screen. Loyal fans of Jon & Kate Plus 8, including myself, most likely shed a tear remembering all the smiles, laughs, fights and slaps that the not-so-happy couple shared over the course of the show. The Gosselin gang, especially 10-year-old twins Cara and Mady and 6-year-old sextuplets AlexisCollinLeah, JoelHannah and Aaden, captured the attention and hearts of many viewers, which is how Kate has ended up with a True Hollywood Story in the first place. (I’m pretty sure Jon won’t be getting his own episode special).

“Fame has given her a sense of entitlement, but she has always been known as difficult,” Polly Kahl, author of Jon & Kate Plus Eight: Reality TV & The Selling Of The Gosselins says. It’s her way or no way at all. And we have known this for a while, but we must remember, she’s raising eight kids here and has been through much more than any normal mother would go through. Then again, she did create this life for herself and her children.

The Gosselin kids are finally smiling!

We forget that Kate first became famous because she was one of the few women in the world who gave birth to a set of sextuplets. The Gosselins were “a normal family dealing with abnormal circumstances,” and the community really chipped in to help them raise their eight children. The goodness of strangers led to the goodness of Discovery and TLC, who offered to help the Gosselins by giving them their own reality TV shows. First came Home Delivery then Surviving Sextuplets and Twins then Jon and Kate Plus 8 and now Kate Plus 8.

Kate ditches the kids for a broadway date night! Exclusive!

The big question asked though was “Who is to blame for the fate of the Gosselins? Is it the Gosselins themselves or is it maybe this appetite of American viewers to watch a slow motion train wreck?” Paul Petersen, President of A Minor Consideration asked. What do you think, Hollymoms? I was personally affected by the images of cameras directly in the children’s faces, whether they were crying, playing a game or simply eating lunch. We have all watched the children on the show, but to see what the filming process was like was a bit disturbing. And although Kate Plus 8 reportedly goes for $250,000 an episode, with 15 percent of that put in a trust for the kids, I still agree that they are the ones being hurt here. “I personally think that the only people getting exploited in the whole thing are the kids because they don’t have a say they dont get to choose whether they get to live a normal life,” Stephanie explains.

The kids are back in school and Kate’s back in the tanning booth

So Hollymoms, what do you think and how did you like Kate’s True Hollywood Story?

–Leigh Blickley

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Nancy

Posted at 6:08 PM on September 15, 2013  

Jon Gosselin told his wife after they had their twins that he did, not, did not, did not, want anymore children, that two was enough. But she bullied him into another pregnancy with 6 more babies.

I ended up divorced with ONE baby whose father walked away. Up until 6 years ago, I worked full time and then retired. I can’t imagine having 8 children with a loving responsible husband much less with a husband walking out. I would end up in a looney bin. I think based on everything, she is doing an OK job.

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Jolee Summerville

Posted at 12:19 AM on April 7, 2011  

If my kids made 25,000 dollars an episode, I’d totally do it just so they could have the money, and if she makes the money to provide a spacious home for them to grow up in, so be it. You go Kate, you rock!

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m bixler

Posted at 4:16 PM on November 4, 2012  

Jolee..Guess you have a difficult time with basic math..It is $4687.50 per child per episode.

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Lore

Posted at 9:10 PM on February 8, 2011  

Her 15 minutes is so done. All the plastic surgery, make-overs and spin media cannot wipe away the selfish individual that she is to the core. She can laugh now and think she has a handle on it, but I think we parents can all have the last laugh with the simple word: teenager (and times that by 8!) Her day is coming and the piper’s prices may be too steep for her to handle.

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Jeremy

Posted at 9:06 PM on February 8, 2011  

@SueBonnet….oh heck no! john isn’t lazy…kate just had his you know whats in a vice because that’s her nature. she even swatted emeril lagasse when he came on the show to cook for those kids. Emeril deserved better. Jon deserved better. Kate…you reap what you sow!

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I really hate "I hate lies"

Posted at 2:05 PM on February 4, 2011  

Parents are allowed to reprimand there kids however they see fit. I have spanked my kids in the past and Im allowed to do so. Its none of your business. It’s sad that the stalkers got to see a moment that should have been private. I don’t like when a neighbor gives their kids hot sauce on their mouths but theres nothing I can do. People that dont have young children should never speak like they know what they are talking about. The real self-centered know-it all is the lindahoyt on that GWOP trash site which is probably “I hate lies”. Stop obsessing over Kate Gosselin and her money. Stop wishing you had what sher had. Who cares of someone you don’t know thinks she mean or self centered. Why should you care. The ones that hate her the most are just wisihng they had all she does for themselves.

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I really hate I really hate "I really hate lies."

Posted at 6:38 PM on February 4, 2011  

No one is jealous of this Sociopath. There are much more beautiful and successful women out there we could be hating on, but do we? NO… we hate Kate exclusively!LOL! This is an evil woman.

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HI 50

Posted at 4:19 AM on February 5, 2011  

BM, Ziggy, Sage…come out, come out whoever you are!

Everybody KNOWS Katie Irene LIES!
Everybody KNOWS Steve LIES!
Everybody KNOWS TLC LIES!
Everybody KNOWS Katie + PR/production/film crew LIES!

What’s the problem?! She is NOT Hollywood material, IF she was, she’d be lined up with a gig, RIGHT NOW! Instead, boo hoo, it’s Jon’s fault everybody things she’s an egotistical, overbearing, controlling, child pimping narcissistic, money-grubbing Momster Dearest! Great role model!

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NO WIRE HANGERS, EVER!!!

Posted at 12:07 PM on February 5, 2011  

@I REALLY HATE”I HATE LIES” let’s start with pot/kettle and a hypocrite much. all kate does is lie. DUH. yet you call us lying when when we she her as what she really is. when talking about her ex boyfriend, he breaks up with her and she stalked him. yes jon left his girlfriend after katie irene polished his knob and promised him everything. yeah she wanted the kids out of the hospital weren’t making a lot of money lying in the hospital were they. jealous of this witch? hardly. she is the worst person on the face of the earth. one person said it: “she not only dances on dwts but she also danced with the devil.” and as soon as the filming started for the show it went from “reality show to freak show in 4 seconds.” in watching the show and listening to the sheep’s output. again they hear and see what they want.

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r richardson

Posted at 3:44 PM on February 5, 2011  

i was going to be rational with you but i’m smart enough to know anybodyn who seems so emerged in true hate about someone like you and half dozen on here are that instead of saying anything i am truly going to say a prayer for you because you really need Gods help. no mortal can help you. sincerely

 
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NO WIRE HANGERS, EVER!!!

Posted at 11:57 AM on February 6, 2011  

I SAID NOTHING HATEFUL R RICHARDSON. IT IS THE SHEEPLE THAT MAKE EVERYTHING LOOK LIKE HATE IF WE DON’T KISS AND WORSHIP KATE’S FAKE BUTT. DON’T BOTHER SAYING A PRAYER FOR ME, I WILL SAY ONE FOR YOU. IF YOU WORSHIP A FALSE IDOL LIKE KATE, THEN YOU ARE DANCING WITH THE DEVIL YOURSELF. SHE BROUGHT EVERYTHING ON HERSELF AND HAS BEEN CAUGHT IN SO MANY LIES. SO BEING RATIONAL WITH YOU IS A WASTE A TIME AS WELL. GOOD LUCK IN YOUR FUTURE. YOU WILL NEED IT. LIKE SOMEONE SAID EARLIER, IF SHE IS NOT LYING ON SO MANY THINGS, ESPECIALLY WITH THE BODYGUARD, SHE WOULD HAVE CHANGED THINGS BY NOW. HAVE A GREAT DAY!!!

 
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HI 50

Posted at 5:07 PM on February 6, 2011  

r richardson, pray for YOURSELF 1ST!! You sound like the bible thumping Charlene & Clarissa Sorry, you’re NOT smart if you support your daughter/sister for exploitation of 8 innocent children who are NOT able to STOP TLC from filming their private moments. Potty training, tantrums, vomitting, illness, constipation are NOT entertainment storylines. It’s exploitation & tolerated invasion of privacy from Katie Irene & TLC.

Leave God OUT OF this. Free will! Katie Irene Kreider CHOSE to expose herself and EXPLOIT the Gosselin 8 in the media. As a public figure, BY CHOICE, she opens herself to the viewers & public to be criticized for:

A) Exploiting her children, subjecting the Gosselin 8 as child laborers to support themselves & her lavish lifestyle.

B) Dishonesty. Conning church members for donations with her claims of not having enough money to support the Gosselin 8 BUT there was a generous nest egg in the bank. Similar to her lying about Jon stealing from a joint account but misinforming the public that she ALSO took money from that same account AND there were other accounts.

C) COVETING another woman’s husband. Her conduct with Steve may or may not be adultery BUT it appears AS IF IT IS!

D) DISHONORING her husband for YEARS with her nasty behaviors. What was her vows? “I will love & honor you…” AND SHE LIED. Toys-R-Us, PERFECT example. Coupon meltdown, PERFECT example. Slapping his face, PERFECT example.

Stop the bull crap, EVERYBODY KNOWS the devil incarnate exploits, lies, covets, bears a false image – bleached blonde, hair extensions, boob job, false veneers, false tan, false nails, false mothering – the nannies are raising the kids, false housekeeper – the housekeeper/personal assistant take care of the household.

r richardson, NO one can help you!

 
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I hate lies

Posted at 5:17 PM on February 3, 2011  

Excellent points from a blogger @ GWOP….

lindahoyt said…
I was surprised by the show. They did not explain or expose anything. It left out all controversy, except the abuse of Leah, which they glossed over. Little Leah wasn’t misbehaving, her mother was. Grabbing a child up by the front of the dress and hitting her, was a release of frustration, not an act of discipline. If Kate had done that to the producer of the show, she would be in jail. Why should she get away with it, merely because she gave birth to her victim? And why would a show, whose premise it is to expose the story behind the headlines, not do so? Why no interviews with the photogs who took the pictures, why no airing of the video?

But, other than that one story, the show did not even touch most Gosselin controversies. They did not address the selfishness of Kate, in denying Maddie water; didn’t discuss the abusive displays on the show; “gumgate”, “cupcakegate”, laying sick children on the laundryroom floor, ignoring a constipated child to shop, ignoring them while “camping” with the Palin family, the list is endless, but they showed nothing! They did not expose the fact that Kate cut all family members out of the kids’ lives. They didn’t show how her mother had kept the twins for months before the tups were born, and was rewarded by being cut completely out of all their lives, and being slandered and insulted by Kate on TV! They didn’t address the fact that Jon’s father bought their first house, and supported them with an inheritance after he died. Nor did they address the defamation by slander and libel, against Jon’s former boss, who they insisted “fired” Jon because of the insurance on their 6 babies. At a minimum, they should have given the former boss equal time to dispute this lie they told around the country! The show didn’t talk about Kate expecting the public to continue to pay for her nurse, but spun the “controversy” into to a misquote by Kate!

2/03/2011 8:41 AM

lindahoyt said…
The biggest most important missing element of last night’s show, was the complete absence of the book “Multiple Blessings”! They showed “Eight little faces” and pretended that this was the book that made Kate famous. How silly. Kate’s treatment of Beth is one of the most revealing aspects of Kate Gosselin! The fact that Kate did not write the book, yet she promoted it as if she did write it herself; and then Kate goes on to insult and smear the good name of the real author, through total dismissal, innuendo, side glances and deceptive “no comments”. When asked about her former “best friend” Kate, as she does about all her discarded relatives and former family friends, goes on to make vague statements such as, “people are jealous and leave”. Most of the time she doesn’t flat out lie, but she deceives and slanders those people through her dismissive statements and actions. Kate does all of this to garner attention to herself–and no one else: that is Kate Gosselin! THAT is the true story!

E! had a real opportunity to expose the true pattern of Kate’s life, which is to use people to get what she wants, then completely cut them out of her life. It has happened over and over in her life. Jon was merely the latest victim. And she is still striving to cut him completely out- frustrating for her that the law gives fathers rights to their children! Some day she will cut out the kids. She needs them now, but when they grow up and try to live their own lives, or if they misbehave she will (and has) present herself as a victim of their “cruelty”. I can hear it now, “I gave my whole life for those kids, and they are so mean to me…I am all alone and friendless”.

I am sad about this special, because perhaps they could have done some good in exposing the true self-centered Kate. Exposing her pattern would have made it more difficult for her to continue to use the same old tactics. Instead of telling the “true hollywood story” they gave a peek at some ‘personal failings’ and winked at child abuse. I had high hopes, but was sorely disappointed.

2/03/2011 8:41 AM

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Lore

Posted at 9:16 PM on February 8, 2011  

WOW! Fantastic observation. Thanks.

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Clarissa

Posted at 5:25 PM on April 5, 2011  

These previous comments give me hope that there are intellegent people out there. I was beginning to think that everyone lived in LaLa Land. Well done!!

 
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Jill

Posted at 3:35 PM on February 3, 2011  

Stephanie spent the night at the house much like Steve spends the night at the house.
I wish they had dug a bit deeper and exposed all of the “truths” that have come out of Kate’s mouth.

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Ann

Posted at 12:00 PM on February 3, 2011  

I watched they story it said what we all know Kate wants everything her way or no way, that she thinks she is entitled and that she has always wanted to be rich, so she had all these kids knowing she could make alots to money. She spends little time with her kids but like to say everything I do is for my kids, which is a lie. She tells lies all the time about the kids because she wants everyone to think the kids are fine and that she is a great mom, when they arent. I dont understand why people even watch her show anymore because she lies so much. I sure dont.

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suebonnet

Posted at 11:58 AM on February 3, 2011  

The story also revealed that Jon couldn’t keep a job. JON WAS A LAZY LOSER WITH NO DIRECTION. I see you didn’t mention that. Kate had a right to control her life the way she wanted and Stephanie the so called Nanny was sleeping in Kate’s house with Jon while she was working. The story was ok but poor Polly didn’t have anything to say that she hadn’t already said. Bonnie is the reason why you don’t say anything bad about Jon because he won’t give you any pictures or stories about his kids. You do spend more time trying to INJURE Kate?

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Sharon

Posted at 4:04 PM on February 3, 2011  

Nobody injures Kate. She has such a lack of self awareness that nothing that is said about her fazes her a bit. She knows everybody thinks she is having an affair with the bodyguard, but she refuses to replace him. Even the appearance of an affair would make most women change the situation. She is despised by all good people. She is a disgrace to Motherhood, and none of the Jon bashing changes that fact.

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NO WIRE HANGERS, EVER!!!

Posted at 12:14 PM on February 5, 2011  

@suebonnet. put your big girl panties on and deal with real reality. AGAIN AND PLEASE READ SLOWLY SO YOU CAN COMPREHEND, jon was told to quit his job because kate needed him to stay with the kids so she could travel the country. it was pretty obvious from the start she wasn’t through having kids because let’s face twins weren’t money makers. this skank had everything planned from the beginning. she was money from the very beginning of her life. read between the lines, she was embarrassed by her family’s way of simple living. so she had to have 8 kids and make them into circus freaks. god be with those kids. ENJOY DANCING WITH THE DEVIL KATE, THATS WHO YOU WILL SPEND ETERNITY WITH!!!

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Lindsey

Posted at 5:10 PM on April 5, 2011  

Excellent reply!!!! I am so sick of the people that are blinded by Kate’s poor ole Kate rants. This woman doesn’t care about anyone but Kate and money! She is always complaining about all of the work she has being a single Mom with a house to care for. That is what you get when you have to have a million dollar home. Of course she has all kinds of help. I am loving how she is slowly fading away. What will she do when those children aren’t the little cuties that people enjoy seeing?

 
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Maggie

Posted at 9:05 AM on February 3, 2011  

Nothing new, but it was disturbing to see the wide shots of filming. Those poor kids with cameras constantly in their faces and boom mikes hanging over their heads. In the beginning, I can see how J&K jumped at the chance for some financial security. With wise spending and investing, they now have that for the kids but filming still continues and these kids are filmed like animals in the zoo. Now it’s just down to greed – consequences to the kids’ psyches be damned. Very sad story.

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Tora

Posted at 7:55 AM on February 3, 2011  

Kate ,her story is as old as she is,and that old..She thrives off of the attention and sadly the children are paying for it..

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