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Kate Gosselin Lands Her Own TLC Show

Get ready for even more Kate Gosselin.

The reality mom of eight, 35, is headlining her own TLC series, Twist of Kate, the network announced Thursday.

The 12 episodes, which begin airing this summer, won’t feature her ex- husband Jon, who is currently suing her for sole custody of their kids. Instead, they’ll center on Kate using “fan letters from women inspired by her story as the basis for profiles of women facing their own challenges,” reports USA Today.

“I look at it as a loose concept,” she tells the paper. “I want to be out there learning from others, helping to provide insight whenever I can, though I don’t consider myself an expert on anything.”

According to USA Today, Kate will even visit the homes and workplaces of everyday people. (Late last year, a camera crew was spotted filming Kate as she worked at a local restaurant in Raleigh, NC.)

Says TLC chief Eileen O’Neill: “She will be in that person’s shoes. And more often than not, it’s not going to be terribly comfortable for her. She’s game for things, but she also has limits and boundaries.”

Kate currently competes on ABC’s Dancing With the Stars. Though she has been getting negative reviews from judges, she is attracting viewers (the show recently beat American Idol two weeks in a row).

“The fact that people really support me and want the kids and I to do well … is flattering,” she tells USA Today. “I never understood the importance of fans until we struggled and went through tough times.”

Tell Us: Will you watch Kate’s new show?

Source, Fame Pictures

Posted Thursday, April 8th, 2010 at 12:12pm
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Hugh Hefner on Kate Gosselin in Playboy: “Uh, I don’t think so”

Who wants to see Kate Gosselin strip down for Playboy?

Not Hugh Hefner, that’s for sure.

“No! No!” Hef said when E! asked him about the possibility of the controversial reality television mom posing in the pages of the legendary men’s magazine.

In fact, Hefner doesn’t understand why Gosselin is even on Dancing With the Stars…”I don’t think she’s a celebrity,” he said.

Former girlfriend Kendra Wilkinson-Baskett, however, is another story.

“It’s wonderful how the fans have embraced her,” Hef said. “We watch her show religiously. It’s just wonderful. Now there’s somebody who really became a celebrity.”

Kendra was at the Playboy Mansion for Easter with hubby Hank and their baby son. “Hank was too young for the easter egg hunt but he was sooooo excited to pet the animals in the petting zoo,” Kendra blogged earlier today.

Hef was sad to hear that former Playmate of the Year Jenny McCarthy and Jim Carrey have split. “I’m stunned about it,” he said. “I love Jenny. I really thought they would be together forever…I hope they get back together.”


Posted Thursday, April 8th, 2010 at 9:09am
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DWTS Judge: Kate Gosselin Is “Crap”

Dancing With the Stars judge Bruno Tonioli has even harsher words for Kate Gosselin.

“Kate is pretty dreadful,” he said Wednesday on Lopez Tonight. “She’s crap — but in a nice way. She is entertaining. People like disaster movies. We’ve got our own disaster movie there everyday. 2012 is nothing compared to the catastrophe she produces.”

But he praised Gosselin, 35, for being “a tough cookie. She gets it in the face, she comes back and she tries to get better.”

Sadly, he added, “it doesn’t really work.”

(He isn’t hard on all the contestants, however. Though he initially thought Pamela Anderson was “going to be terrible,” he said she “actually comes out and delivers a performance full of content and she works very, very hard, and she is good at it.”)

Gosselin, who has survived two DWTS rounds so far despite disastrous dance routines, says in Thursday’s USA Today that she doesn’t think the judges have been fair. “But it’s their option to say what they’re going to say,” she says.

The mother of eight says she is extra appreciative of her fans. “The fact that people really support me and want the kids and I to do well … is flattering,” she says. “I never understood the importance of fans until we struggled and went through tough times.”

“She acts like a major celebrity,” a production source tells Us Weekly. It’s a joke with the cast, like, ‘Oh, look out — the bodyguard is watching!'”

She also hasn’t bothered getting to know any of the other contestants either. Says an insider, “When she is getting her hair done, she is on her BlackBerry the whole time… [she] is not making herself likable.”

Still, pro dancer Derek Hough defends Gosselin.

“If anyone is allowed to be stressed, it’s Kate,” he tells Us. “She is so out of her element. She can act any way she wants, in my book.”


Posted Thursday, April 8th, 2010 at 7:07am
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Jon Gosselin sues Kate Gosselin for custody of their kids.

From TMZ:

Jon Gosselin has just filed legal papers formally asking a Pennsylvania judge for primary custody of the 8 kids he had with Kate Gosselin.

Jon also wants the child support order that is currently in place reviewed by the judge. Jon claims the arbitrator in the divorce “failed to take into consideration the numerous factors provided for by the law in PA.”

TMZ broke the story that Jon’s lawyer, Anthony F. List, feels Kate is an “absentee mom” now that she is in Hollywood on “Dancing with the Stars.”

Kate currently has primary custody and Jon is required to pay $20,000 a month in child support.

Here’s my opinion. Kate says she has to work to support her family. This is why she says she took the DWTS job – to support her family. My question is – how does $20,000 in child support NOT support her children? How much money does she need!? I think that she should have never gone on the show, she does seem like a fame-hungry person to me. If she was really worried about her kids welfare, she’d quit everything else – and just be with them, and live off the $20,000 checks she gets every month from Jon.

I think the 8 children should be given to the Duggar family, what’s 8 more kids? Imagine the ratings!

Posted Wednesday, April 7th, 2010 at 1:13pm
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