Rumor Has It She's Coming Back

TLC is bringing back Kate Gosselin, the domineering mother of eight who first rose to fame in 2007, the Daily News has learned.

A one-time special, “Kate Plus 8: Sextuplets Turn 10” will air in June. The hour will feature memorable moments from the original series and highlight what the day-to-day routine has been for the now-divorced Gosselin."

Displeased to say the special part 1 garnered 2.359 M viewers and a .8 rating.

Part 2 dropped nicely to 1.901 M viewers and a .6 rating. 

Hopefully that is a big enough drop for TLC not to consider more than irregular specials.  


MayDay said...

Just a one time special will be ok with me

Irish Townie said...

Let's face it people tv is all about ratings an TLC is not exactly a juggernaut,if this special goes over well this witch is gonna be on permanently for round 2,if they don't put her on someone is gonna because face it she will never never just go away

suzieo said...

As I posted in the free discussion she is already back in reruns. It started about a week ago with season 1 episode 1 of Kate Plus 8 at 9 am Mon-Fri. I wonder if she gets any money when they show reruns? I can understand TLC doing an update but to bring her back daily like this? Maybe they did it to get a feel of the ratings and if the ratings are good then offer her some new show?

hannah said...

Why do they keep bringing old shows back. They keep having more shows about the Rolofs.

Betty said...

No money for the reruns. Reality shows like hers don't get paid residuals. They're probably trying to both judge the market and warm up the audience by showing the reruns. We can accuse TLC of being original. Kate and Matt Roloff will hang on by their fingernails as long as possible.

Heffner Road fm Florida said...

New 'Kate Plus 8' Special Coming to TLC
Kate Gosselin and her eight kids will be returning to TLC for a one-hour special in 2014.

This special episode of 'Kate Plus 8', first announced on, will catch up with Kate and her sextuplets: Alexis, Hannah, Aaden, Collin, Leah and Joel; plus her twins, Mady and Cara, as they revisit their story so far and share what they've been up to since we last saw them on TLC.

Stay tuned for more details on the premiere of this special return of Kate Plus 8 to TLC.

Not Gonna Watch said...

While part of me wants to watch just to snark on Kate (and we know she will be a train wreck) I am not going to watch. If no one watches, chances are TLC won't air more of these Kate shows. For the sake of those kids, I hope this special falls flat.

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Kate Gosselin Slams Ex-Husband Jon For Shooting Gun, Tells Katie Couric She’s Worried About ‘The Safety Of My Kids’

Posted on Mar 20, 2014 @ 12:35PM | By Alexis Tereszcuk - Entertainment Editor

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Kate Gosselin has almost zero contact with her ex-husband Jon and she told Katie Couric that his recent actions, including firing his gun at a photographer has her worried for the “safety” of their eight children.

The former Kate Plus 8 star, who is returning to reality television after a two-year hiatus, said on the Katie Show that her relationship with the children’s father is fractured.

“Your ex is in the news recently about firing a gun on his property, a photographer had trespassed and he fired a warning shot. What did you think when you heard that, Kate,” Couric, 57, asked Kate, 38.

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“I think that I thought what every mom would think,” Kate said.

“The safety of my kids. And I’m keeping their safety in the forefront of my mind.”

Notorious for her fights with Jon, 36, Kate said that she isn’t in charge of his life or his actions anymore.

PHOTOS: Kate Gosselin Through The Years

“It’s difficult In a divorce situation you don’t have control beyond your boundaries.”

She also told Couric that their fractured relationship is draining.

“I try to keep the peace as much as possible, it’s difficult at times. Someone gave me the advice to ‘Bite your tongue and don’t give in, it’s still their dad,’ and that made me very aware, it’s the best thing for the kids.”

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JenTru said...

I'VE GOT DIBS ON WRITING THE RECAP!!!!! Totally kidding, that would mean I would have to watch it. Just today her Celebrity Wife Swap show came on and my daughter was like, "Geez, mom, why did you change the channel so fast?"

sglily said...

Oh, we had to know this was coming...Kate was probably falling off the edge of her seat waiting for the moment the six turned 10, a milestone that is the perfect excuse for "a special". Kate's day-to-day routine? What in the world could this consist of? The kids are in school the majority of the day and being 10 & 13 they do pretty much everything for themselves, or should be like helping with laundry & dishes, meals, etc. as we already saw in Wife Swap. What's left? Watching Kate prepare her lunch, go for a run then get her hair done while fielding texts & emails? Show her preparing a meal from the new book and ordering the kids to finish their homework & chores.
Actually, I'm sure there will be plenty off flashbacks, esp. as they talk about the kids. A walk down memory lane is what will bring in the ratings. It's my guess the babysitter or "helper" or whoever won't be there so as usual Kate will look like she "does it all". Sorry, no sympathy. Please I can't bear to hear how she's "raising all those kids"...there are plenty of single moms out there, who maybe only have a few kids but are in a much more difficult place then what she wants people to believe is tough for her, not living in a million-dollar home, helping their kids through the public school system, working 2 jobs, and hard jobs, not sitting around promoting blog posts and burning a hole in her phone trying to set up media appearances. No sympathy, and no interest.

Heffner Road fm Florida said...



Jon Gosselin "Heartbroken" About TV Special: "I Hope No One Watches the Show"

by Jordana Ossad and Marcus Mulick Today 1:19 PM PDT


It should come as no surprise that Jon Gosselin is speaking out against Kate Gosselin's upcoming TV special, which will feature the former couple's eight children.

"I was heartbroken to learn my children are participating in yet another TV project, especially an 'update' special," the reality star told E! News exclusively on Friday. "Even without a current television show, they still live a very public life. They're still constantly in and out of the media; updates are given practically daily via social media."

This statement from Jon comes on the heels of TLC announcing on Tuesday that it will be broadcasting a one-hour special will get fans of Kate and her brood "up to speed on what's changed in the family" since the network last visited the famous family over two years ago.

VIDEO: Jon Gosselin slams ex-wife Kate Gosselin

Jon and Kate are parents to twins Cara and Mady and sextuplets Alexis, Hannah, Aaden, Collin, Leah and Joel.

Jon expressed his outrage toward TLC because the network "didn't feel the situation warranted even a simple phone call to me."

"The special is to update people about their lives," Jon continued. "Well, there are other people in their life besides their mother. They could have easily incorporated my children's grandparents, aunts, or uncles somehow, even without them appearing on camera, yet chose to exclude them. What message does this send to my children?"

VIDEO: Is Kate Gosselin ready to wed again?

As for the actual special, which is slated to air in June, Jon hopes "no one watches the show."

"I'm not being spiteful, I'm worried for them," he explained. "What if they're unhappy or embarrassed about how they're portrayed in the special? Growing up is hard enough; they don't needed the added pressure of being in the public eye."

Jon expressed his love for his kids and said that he only wants "the best for them."

NEWS: Kate Gosselin says her kids "cheered like crazy" filming TV special

"I still continue to desperately hope Kate will realize our children deserve a chance to be free to live a normal life, away from the cameras," Jon added.

As for Kate, she gushed to Us Weekly that the kids are "very excited" to be back in front of the cameras.

"They cheered like crazy," the 38-year-old revealed to the magazine." It was like I announced that it's Christmas tomorrow. Our crew walked in and it was like they had never left."

PHOTOS: Get reacquainted with the Gosselin family drama

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Jon Gosselin: ‘Heartbroken’ & ‘Outraged’ His Kids Will Be Back On TV

Posted on Mar 23, 2014 @ 14:08PM | By Radar Staff

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The news that Kate Gosselin and her eight kids are being featured in an upcoming TLC special may have been good news to some of the reality mom’s fans but definitely not to her ex-husband, Jon Gosselin.

“I was heartbroken to learn my children are participating in yet another TV project, especially an ‘update’ special,” Jon told E! News. “Even without a current television show, they still live a very public life. They’re still constantly in and out of the media; updates are given practically daily via social media.”

PHOTOS: Jon & Kate Plus 30 Scandals — Secrets & Lies Of Reality TV’s Former First Family

The dad of eight had even stronger words for TLC saying he was outraged the cable net “didn’t feel the situation warranted even a simple phone call to me.”

The special, expected to catch viewers up on what’s been going on with Kate and the kids since their reality show ended, is scheduled to air in June.

Jon is hoping “no one watches it.”

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Take That Kate! Wife Of Gosselin’s Bodyguard Flaunts ‘Perfect Family’ As Rumors Swirl About His Relationship WithThe ‘Kate Plus 8′ Star

Posted on Mar 24, 2014 @ 3:10AM | By Melissa Cronin

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Kate Gosselin might be treating her bodyguard, Steve Neild, like her right-hand man, but he still has a wife and family back home in Maryland. And now, as rumors of Neild’s relationship with Gosselin reach fever pitch, has learned that his wife is staking her claim!

Neild’s wife Gina Downie Neild recently posted a glamour shot of herself with her husband and two sons to Facebook. Happily posing with their arms around each other and flanked by their children, the couple looked like a “perfect family,” one friend commented.

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In fact, Radar has learned that the photo was taken during a happy family visit to the Neild’s home country of New Zealand in January of this year.

Just a few weeks later, however, he would be getting close to another blonde — Gosselin.

As Radar has reported, the two were spotted holding hands at a March 2 Demi Lovato concert in Fairfax, Virginia — a short drive from where Neild’s wife lives!

PHOTOS: Kate Gosselin Through The Years

“They are most definitely a couple and were NOT trying to hide it,” an eyewitness told Radar.

Neild and Gosselin’s relationship has raised eyebrows for years. In 2010, they spent four days in Cabo San Lucas together, and the year before that, he accompanied her while she vacationed with the kids on Bald Head Island, North Carolina.

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Do you think Neild is a better match with Gosselin or his wife? Let us know in the comments!

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Join me... IN PERSON tomorrow 11:30 to 2:30 at PIE FACE Union Square! Come buy a yummy pie made by ME for CHARITY! #CharityPIeFace

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All the Sorries in the World, But Kate Gosselin is Kind of Hot Now

3/26/2014 3:00 AM PDT, by Sarah Taylor

Kate Gosselin, former wife to Jon Gosselin and main shrew on "Jon and Kate Plus 8" looks so, so different. It's crazy what fame can do to your face, and it encourages the notion that even the most average-looking of people -- under the right circumstances, care, and who have access to makeup artists and personal trainers and wardrobe stylists -- can be almost completely drop-dead gorgeous.

This is Kate performing on "Celebrity Apprentice" in New York City, and yes, that's still a thing that people do. Others on the show this season include Ian Ziering, because "Sharknado" forever.

In any case, Kate is looking really, really good -- now only if we could get past her shrill, abusive, human alienation, she might be on the road to becoming a "catch." ... Maybe one day, anyway.

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Jon Gosselin Rails Against Kate’s New Show, Believes Kids Are ‘Being Forced To Be On TV’

Posted on Mar 26, 2014 @ 17:50PM | By Alexis Tereszcuk - Entertainment Editor

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Kate Gosselin has decided it’s time for her family to be back on television but their return to the small screen this summer has her ex-husband Jon fuming over the decision, saying that the eight kids are “being forced to be on TV.”

The former Jon & Kate Plus 8 stars have battled for years over her desire to remain on television and his decision to yank the kids off TV and put an end to their lucrative reality show salaries.

“Jon thinks it’s a bad idea,” a source close to the reality star-turned waiter told Us Weekly.

PHOTOS: Kate Gosselin Through The Years

“He thinks the kids are being forced to be on TV.”

However, as Radar previously reported, in order to stop paying child support for his brood, Jon signed away any rights to make decisions about their television appearances.

But he still disagrees with the decision and the source told the magazine “Jon has his kids’ best interest at heart.”

PHOTOS: Jon & Kate Plus 30 Scandals — Secrets & Lies Of Reality TV’s Former First Family

Meanwhile, Kate dismissed his complaints, saying “I don’t let it affect me. Everyone is entitled to their opinion.”

Do you believe the Gosselin kids are being “forced to be on TV?” Sound off in comments below

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Kate Gosselin Excited For ‘Celebrity Apprentice’ Gig: ‘She’d Never Do Trash Reality TV Like Jon Did,’ Says Pal

Posted on Mar 27, 2014 @ 4:18AM | By Amber Ryland - News Editor

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Kate Gosselin is excited to have landed a coveted spot on Celebrity Apprentice — because she’d certainly never do a “trashy” reality TV program like her ex-husband Jon Gosselin did when he appeared on Couples Therapy, a pal close to the mother of eight exclusively told

Jon and his girlfriend Liz Jannetta appeared on the fourth season of the hit VH1 show to work on their relationship, but as Radar previously reported, Jon used the platform to slam Kate calling her a “piece of f**king sh*t,” a “sh*tty human being” and even said, “She can f**kin’ die.”

After confirming her spot on Donald Trump‘s show in mid-March, it was also revealed that Kate and her eight children will be featured on a new TLC special — which outraged Jon.

PHOTOS: Jon & Kate Plus 30 Scandals — Secrets & Lies Of Reality TV’s Former First Family

“I was heartbroken to learn my children are participating in yet another TV project, especially an ‘update’ special,” Jon said.

“Even without a current television show, they still live a very public life. They’re still constantly in and out of the media; updates are given practically daily via social media.”

But a source close to Kate exclusively tells Radar that the 38-year-old is savvy in choosing her TV appearances, whereas Jon just does it for a paycheck.

PHOTOS: Kate Gosselin Through The Years

“Kate would never do trash reality TV like her ex-husband. She’d just never stoop that low for a paycheck,” the insider said.

“She’s financially supporting those eight children 100 percent, with an ex-husband who STILL pays ZERO child support.”

As Radar exclusively reported in January — despite Jon’s outcry about his children appearing on TV — he waived his rights for a say in their TV appearances in exchange for not having to pay his child support.

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“Kate is very excited for her appearance on Celebrity Apprentice. She will do amazing, because as everyone knows, she’s great at delegating,” the source added.

“The most important thing to her is taking care of her eight children, so this is a necessity for her to do and it’s right up her alley.”

Anne said...

Kate won't last long on Celebrity's all about your contacts with the "big bucks" and she does not have these contacts. It's all about the money. She doesn't have big draws.

Heffner Road fm Florida said...

Where is the mighty one? twitter states her account has been suspended.

Eye Of The Tiger said...

Her twitter account is fine. There was no suspension. She's in NYC filming CA and hasn't tweeted in days.

Heffner Road fm Florida said...

Apparently she has me blocked...she knows who I am, when I am in Pa, I live hear her...guess she does not like me.

cali-girl said...

I read (in People mag, I think) that all participants in Celebrity Apprentice receive $75,000 each.

Silly me, I thought the only money they got was what they won for their charities.

Eye Of The Tiger said...

cali-girl said...
I read (in People mag, I think) that all participants in Celebrity Apprentice receive $75,000 each.

Silly me, I thought the only money they got was what they won for their charities.


The number is all over the place. Some are reporting they make $16,000 and everything above that goes to charity, while some media has claimed contestants make an average of $35,000 to take home. Who really knows except the contestants themselves and those who pay them?

Heffner Road fm Florida said...

Where is Kate? still in NY?

Heffner Road fm Florida said...



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Heffner Road fm Florida said...


Kate Gosselin ✔@Kateplusmy8

Will you marry me tomorrow?
10-12:30 at 50W 23rd St NYC
I'll be there waiting,wearing my wedding dress! Buy it for charity! #BridesForADay

RyzandShyn said...

If I didn't think Kate would monopolize the event, I'd probably enjoy seeing the kids.
She just makes me so sad for them all the way she plays the victim and looks so plastic.

Heffner Road fm Florida said...


Kate Gosselin@Kateplusmy87 hours ago

Will you marry me tomorrow? 10-12:30 at 50W 23rd St NYC I'll be there waiting,wearing my wedding dress! Buy it for charity! #BridesForADay


Geraldo Rivera@GeraldoRivera6 hours ago

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On The Lookout For A Groom? Kate Gosselin Models Skimpy Bridal Gown

Posted on Apr 5, 2014 @ 10:20AM | By Radar Staff

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Was Kate Gosselin hoping a a prospective groom would come by and sweep her off her feet when she modeled a skimpy wedding gown on a New York sidewalk Saturday morning?

The former Jon & Kate Plus 8 star is definitely looking for her next Mr. Right but this morning’s stunt was all part of a challenge on Celebrity Apprentice.

PHOTOS: Kate Gosselin Tries Selling Wedding Gowns On Celebrity Apprentice

Gosselin’s team was tasked with selling wedding gowns so Kate put on a strapless mini white dress, grabbed a veil and a bouquet of red roses and stood outside the group’s pop-up store, hoping to entice customers.

Some of the other competitors on season 14 of the Donald Trump reality show are Housewives Brandi Glanville and Kenya Moore, Geraldo Riviera and Lorenzo Lamas.

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This isn’t Gosselin’s only foray back into the reality TV world. She and her eight kids will also be appearing in a special for TLC, updating their lives since their last series was canceled.

As Radar reported, her ex, Jon Gosselin, expressed outrage at his children being back before the cameras.

Scorned Exes Tell All: Inside Hollywood’s Ugliest Splits

We’ll have to wait until Apprentice airs later this spring to find out how Gosselin did with selling bridal gowns. Would you buy one from her? Tell us in Comments.

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Heffner Road from Fl said...

Anyone know what she got for her wedding dress for charity?

Heffner Road fm Florida said...


Plastic Surgery Proof? Kate Gosselin Flaunts ‘Tighter’ Face — The Result Of Botox, Fat Transfers & A Neck Lift, Claims Top Doc

Posted on Apr 8, 2014 @ 9:52AM | By Alexis Tereszcuk - Entertainment Editor

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If you believe Kate Gosselin, her radical change in appearance is the result of “de-age!”

Still, the reality television mom has admitted to one procedure — she got a tummy tuck in 2006 (which was filmed it for the precursor to Jon & Kate Plus 8, Sextuplets and Twins: One Year Later) — but it is what she has not confessed to that could surprise us all!

“Judging by low brows and less lines between the brows, Botox is very likely,” Beverly Hills plastic surgeon Dr. Ashkan Ghavami told

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“The makeup makes it a bit challenging to say accurately, but a skin tightening light pulse or serial lasers, chemical peels as well as a neck lift are all possibilities to explain the tighter jawline.”

The mother-of-eight, 39, stunned during filming for her latest television exploit, Celebrity Apprentice, flaunting a very smooth and wrinkle free face!

PHOTOS: Kate Gosselin Through The Years

“Fillers or fat transfer also are likely making her overall cheeks and face softer as well,” Dr. Ghavami, who has not treated Gosselin, added.

PHOTOS: Jon & Kate Plus 30 Scandals — Secrets & Lies Of Reality TV’s Former First Family

What do you think of Kate’s new look? Sound off in comments below.

Payson48 said...

OOOPS!!! Kate and Steve in one hotel room? ROL article.

jennines said...

Kate is so polarizing, that she will be on CA until the end.

Heffner Road from Fl said...

question...does Jon have joing custody of the kids? or any type of custody

Eye Of The Tiger said...

Heffner Road from Fl said...
Anyone know what she got for her wedding dress for charity?

4/08/2014 7:12 AM


It wasn't HER wedding dress. It was a store dress that she was modeling and selling as part of the CA filming.

Heffner Road fm Florida said...



Will you marry me TODAY?
10am-12:30 at 50W 23rd St NYC
I'll be out there waiting,wearing my wedding dress! Buy it 4 charity! #BridesForADay

4 Apr
Kate Gosselin ✔@Kateplusmy8

Will you marry me tomorrow?
10-12:30 at 50W 23rd St NYC
I'll be there waiting,wearing my wedding dress! Buy it for charity! #BridesForADay

Eye Of The Tiger said...

Heffner Road fm Florida said...


She meant that it is HER wedding dress in the sense that it is the one SHE will be wearing; thus, hers. This was not the dress she wore at her wedding, or the one she wore at her vow renewal. It was store stock, strapless, with a feather bottom.

Eye Of The Tiger said...

Addendum to my post...

The post on her blog was a teaser -- saying, come marry me...I'll be waiting in my wedding dress. They were selling wedding dresses for charity, and this is the one either she chose to wear out on the street, or the store picked it out for her. It really didn't fit her and the back wasn't laced up properly.

Heffner Road fm Florida said...

she is a lier then below

Kate Gosselin ✔@Kateplusmy8

Hi guys!!!!
Finally a second to pause and say hello...
How are you all? I miss you and I'm still having a blast!!

Jules said...

Heffner Road fm Florida said...
she is a lier then below


She always skirts the truth, but in the case of the wedding dress, no, she wasn't a liar. She never said, "Come buy the dress that I wore in my wedding."

Anyone who looked at those photos of her standing on the sidewalk could see that this was a newer style dress, not one that she wore in her 1999 wedding ceremony.

jennine s said...

When does the filming for CA stop?

Heffner Road fm Florida said...

read her tweet it states

earing my wedding dress to me that tells me it is hers.....

anyway, is Trump (CA) FOOTING ALL EXPENSES, HOTEL ROOM, MEALS ETC....DOES SHE GO HOME AT ALL TO SEE THE KIDS??? WHO IS WATCHING THEM, jon or a nanny? Anyone want to lay a bet how long she will be on CA? how many shows are their?

Daydream Believer said...




Yes. They've also been to NYC to see her. In fact, they were there this weekend.

"WHO IS WATCHING THEM, jon or a nanny?"

It's anyone's guess at this point. She hasn't said. She's on Twitter silence...popped in on Saturday with one tweet.

"Anyone want to lay a bet how long she will be on CA? how many shows are their?"

No bets. They film anywhere for four to six weeks.

Heffner Road said...

Kate Gosselin 'caught sharing a hotel room with her married bodyguard while filming Celebrity Apprentice' 19shares 104 View comments They've been rumoured to be more than friends for years. While they've never admitted to anything but a professional relationship, a new report claims Kate Gosselin has been sharing a hotel room with her married bodyguard Steve Neild. According to In Touch Weekly, the 39-year-old mother of eight has been staying in the same suite as her paid security at the Trump International Hotel while she films Celebrity Apprentice in New York City. the source. Got your back: The 39-year-old allegedly answered the phone in her bodyguard's hotel room recently, seen here together on March 25 in New York 'Everyone thinks it’s totally bizarre.'

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He-Said-She-Said! Who’s Watching The Gosselin Children While Kate Films ‘Celebrity Apprentice’?

Posted on Apr 16, 2014 @ 3:48AM | By Amber Ryland & Gina Bacchiocchi

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Kate Gosselin has primary custody of the eight children she had with ex-husband, Jon Gosselin, but who’s watching the brood while Kate’s filming Donald Trump‘s Celebrity Apprentice in New York City?

It depends who you ask.

While the bodyguard once used to protect and watch over the children has reportedly turned into more of a boy toy for Kate these days, a source close to Jon exclusively tells that he’s helping out with the children, while another source close to Kate says her estranged ex isn’t helping any more than usual and she’s had to employ three nannies to help out while she tapes.

PHOTOS: Jon & Kate Plus 30 Scandals — Secrets & Lies Of Reality TV’s Former First Family

“Jon has the kids for a few days a week. The custody schedule changes all the time, always depending on Kate’s schedule,” the source told Radar.

“Jon drops them off at the house, and the nanny takes them at the front door. He usually doesn’t know if Kate is around or not, and he doesn’t know her shooting schedule. She really keeps Jon in the dark about a lot of things. But it’s safe to say Kate was not with them last week, because Jon is.”

But according to an insider on Team Kate, Jon hasn’t stepped up any extra at all while she films the reality TV show and Kate’s been forced to foot the expensive nanny bill.

Scorned Exes Tell All: Inside Hollywood’s Ugliest Splits

“Kate actually asked Jon to help out more with the kids while she does Celeb Apprentice, but he refused. He only wanted to take them his usual one day a week,” the insider told Radar.

Just last weekend the Gosselin children were spotted in New York City though, presumably to visit their mother while under the care of their nannies.

A passerby walking her pug in Central Park ran into the Gosselin kids over the weekend:

The same woman also tweeted a photo giving props to Kate for being a “good mom.”

“Kate has been going back and forth as much as she can between filming to spend time with the kids,” the source said.

“The only reason she’s even doing Celebrity Apprentice is to make and income to help raise her kids. Having eight children isn’t cheap!”

Who do you think should be watching the Gosselin children while Kate’s filming? Sound off in the comments below…

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Kate Gosselin, Brandi Glanville, Kenya Moore Film Celebrity Apprentice; Find Out Who's "Not Getting Along"

EntertainmentMar. 26, 2014 AT 12:15PM By Justin Ravitz

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Let the games begin! Kate Gosselin, Brandi Glanville, and Kenya Moore -- a dream reality TV trio if ever there was one -- have officially started filming season 14 of The Celebrity Apprentice. Former TLC superstar Gosselin was alongside Real Housewives Glanville (of Beverly Hills) and Moore (of Atlanta) for a Tuesday, March 25, task at Pie Face bakery in NYC's Union Square.

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Taking over the shop from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., the trio -- joined by female castmates Shawn Johnson, Leeza Gibbons and others -- wore the burgeoning chain's red uniforms to greet customers and sell pies. According to one observer, Gosselin, 38, and Moore, 43, "weren't really working at all" during the challenge, and mostly appeared to be chatting with customers, posing for photos and feigning ignorance when asked about the nature of the event.

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"I know my kids' names, if you ask me that," mother of eight Gosselin quipped to one curious fan, which prompted a glare from Glanville, 41. The Drinking and Dating author stayed behind the counter and greeted pals Andy Cohen and new NYC Housewife Kristen Taekman, both of whom dropped by for a visit. And though Gosselin and Glanville kept their distance from each other, an insider close to the NBC reality competition tells Us Weekly that Glanville and Moore -- noted pot-stirrers on their respective Housewives editions -- aren't exactly becoming besties.

Heffner Road fm Florida said...

Since i am in florida for the winter, a friend of mine told me she was at the Black Dog Cafe and that Jon Gosselin no longer works their...Can anyone vertify that?

jennine s said...

could be. rumor has it that DT fired her last week.

Interesting! said...

Go on Spokeo and type Kate's address....guess who comes up as someone living there?? Steve the bodyguard!!!! Unreal!

Unknown said...

Saw the preview for the new show today. Starts next week. But she hasn't changed at all.

Xanadu said...

Anonymous Interesting! said...
Go on Spokeo and type Kate's address....guess who comes up as someone living there?? Steve the bodyguard!!!! Unreal!


That's been on there for several years. Perhaps at one point he was getting his mail there, or he used that as his address when he was providing daily "security" services for her.

His address is still listed on other sites as in Maryland with his wife as the other resident of the house.

Heffner Road said...


“I grabbed him and spanked him as hard as I could and thought I may seriously injure him…”
This is just one of many chilling excerpts from Kate Gosselin’s alleged diary entries. published in a book that will soon be released — and In Touch has all the shocking details!

In Touch has obtained the original version of the book, titled Kate Gosselin: How She Fooled the World. It exposed all of Kate‘s darkest secrets, and the mother of eight successfully kept it off the market for the last two years. The book was on sale for just two days in 2012 before Kate’s legal team had it banned, but soon it will be re-released.

The author, former reporter Robert Hoffman, alleges he obtained information from her computer’s hard drive, including personal emails, contracts and even her diary after Kate discarded the hard drive in the trash.

Kate Gosselin Admits She Gave Her Kids iPads—Just So She Can Take Them Away As a Punishment!

Amongst the bombshell claims — the worst from Kate’s alleged diary (featured in the book’s original version, obtained by In Touch) – is an act of violence expressed against Kate’s son, Collin.

“I grabbed him and spanked him as hard as I could and thought I may seriously injure him, so I sent him to his crib … and whipped him into it very hard,” the book quotes from her diary. And there’s more violence directed toward Collin and his siblings: “I really REALLY lost it! I pulled Collin up by the hair and I spanked them so hard!”

It doesn’t end there, as Kate writes about a call to then-husband Jon after another round of spankings: “I told him in so many words that I felt like I may hurt his children.”


Heffner Road said...

Exclusive: Kate Gosselin's Kids "Extremely Excited" for TLC Special, Jon Gosselin Doesn't Approve

Mar. 20, 2014 AT 4:25PM By Nicole Eggenberger

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Kate Gosselin tells Us Weekly her eight kids are "extremely excited" to appear on the upcoming TLC special, but a source tells Us that Jon Gosselin doesn't approve of their kids being back on TV.

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The Gosselin children are returning to TV, whether their dad likes it or not. Following news that she and her eight children will be returning to TLC in a one-hour Kate Plus 8 special airing in June, Kate Gosselin tells Us Weekly that her kids were "extremely excited" to film again.

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"They cheered like crazy. It was like I announced that it's Christmas tomorrow," Kate, 38, tells Us. "Our crew walked in and it was like they had never left."

Dad Jon Gosselin, however, is not cheering. "He thinks it is a really bad idea for his kids," a source tells Us. "Jon feels he has his kids' best interest at heart."

Kate, 38, apparently didn't need Jon's permission, however, to put their children -- twins Cara and Mady, 13, and sextuplets, Alexis, Hannah, Aaden, Collin, Leah, and Joel, 9 -- back on TV. "Jon didn't have to give his consent for their kids to tape the TLC special," the source explains. "Kate's not obligated to tell him anything." (Jon's team had no comment to issue at this time.)

PHOTOS: The Gosselin family album

During their marriage, Jon, 36, appeared alongside Kate in the TLC reality show Jon & Kate Plus 8 from 2007 to 2009. After their public, bitter divorce in 2009, Kate appeared with their children on the renamed show, Kate Plus 8, from 2010 to 2011.

Since then, Jon has been vocal about keeping his kids out of the public. "I'll fight it," he told Wendy Williams back in January about another possible reality show. "I don't need the money, I'll just go to work. Because I fought so hard to get my kids off of television."

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What does Kate think of her ex-husband's earlier remarks about keeping the kids off TV?

"I mean, everybody is entitled to their opinions," she tells Us. "I don't let it bother me or affect me that much. I'm led by my gut, my heart, and doing what I've always set out to do as a parent."

"Certainly in my case -- and even if it wasn't the case -- I fought for every day of all eight of my preemies' lives and so certainly once they're born I'm staying that course," Kate added. "We weather that and deal with that as we need to. I try to look at positives in every negative, and the positive there is just life skills . . . that we've learned to deal with different personalities."

Debbie H said...

Someone on here said on Spokeo that Steve Neild's name shows up at Kate's Heffner Road address...I checked and they are absolutely right...Here is the link to see for yourself!

Proudgrandma said...

People magazine is doing yet another article on the tups 10th birthday. Of course, poor Khate has to do the whole thing single handed. in a video she puts her plans of a big carnaval to the kids and one of the little girls says "but can't we just go rollerblading". Of course that is such a stupid idea, EVERYONE wants a carnival in their back yard. the photo of Khate in her almost topless dress and pink wig and big red nose, just histerical. Guess she wasn't wearing her "good bra".

Heffner Road said...

Where is the communication on her web site since 6/14

Daydream Believer said...

Heffner Road said...
Where is the communication on her web site since 6/14


Kate hasn't had anything new on her web site since the Christmas holidays when she was running that contest. Do you mean her Twitter?

Irishman said...

Just wondering....If the ratings on the special are half descent is there a chance the witch could be back full time.I for one think her family is now very boring an sorry the cuteness is gone.A special might bring in ratings but weekly it would be bomb city

I'm Ready, Mr. DeMille said...

While channel surfing the other day, I caught the pic of Hannah(?) speaking and did I see "subtitles" on the bottom? I did not have my readers on and I may be wrong but if I am right...REALLY? Ten years old and subtitles needed?

Elspeth said...

She'll never change and her damaging ways are now being acknowledged:

Payson48 said...

Rather than watch tonight - to up the ratings - I MAY WATCH next Tues. 24th when it airs again.

Heffner Road said...


Kate Gosselin Confident Her TLC Special Will Be ‘Jackpot Ratings’ — ‘Not Ruffled At All’ About Tell-All Book

Posted on Jun 19, 2014 @ 3:50AM | By Amber Ryland - News Editor

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It’s her family’s big return to reality TV for the first time in two years, and Kate Gosselin is nothing but confident her TLC special will bring “jackpot ratings” because she embraces the public’s hatred for her!

Gosselin, 39, and her eight kids — sans ex-hubby Jon — will star in a two-part special airing June 19 and June 26 that give viewers a glimpse into their lives now that the twin girls, Mady and Cara are 13, and the sextuplets are 10.

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“Kate isn’t nervous about her special airing at all, she knows it will receive jackpot ratings,” a source close to the reality TV star told Radar.

“People love to hate her but they can’t not watch the TV special, there is so much buzz about it.”

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And the source points out that while Gosselin doesn’t always get the best publicity, she knows any publicity is good publicity.

“In a way, every time there’s negative gossip toward Kate it’s still promoting the TLC special and giving her more exposure,” the insider said.

PHOTOS: Kate Gosselin’s Sextuplets Turn 8

“People are going to tune in out of curiosity.”

As Radar exclusively reported, author Robert Hoffman has deliberately chosen to re-release his explosive Gosselin tell-all just four days after her TLC special airs.

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“INSIDE KATE GOSSELIN’S ‘HOUSE OF HORRORS,’” Hoffman’s website touts.

“Conspiracy. Massive Coverup. Lawsuits and Legal Threats. Exploitation. Fraud. Abuse. Animal Cruelty. Lies. Read The Book that two of the most powerful law firms in the country have tried to stop from being published.”

But Gosselin isn’t letting the book phase her one bit — despite how enraged she was when it originally published.

PHOTOS: Mady & Cara Gosselin Smile For The Cameras After TODAY Show Appearance

“As for the book, that’s old news,” the source told Radar.

“There is nothing in that book that will be a surprise or a shock because it’s all already come out the first time. She’s not ruffled at all.”

Are you going to tune in to Kate Plus 8: Sextuplets Turn 10 on Thursday night — why or why not? Sound off in the comments below . . .

sglily said...

So this is all being talked up as some huge milestone for the sextuplets, turning 10 and a huge bday bash reliving the whole carnival thing when they were turning 3, but bigger and the best. Wow, this is how the milestone is celebrated? In front of cameras with the world watching while their older sisters sit there and mock them while making bratty faces & sassy talk. I'm assuming because of the cameras (not to mention the alleged rifts) there are no family to help ring in this major milestone? Not even their Dad (not that Jon would be there regardless, but just saying). So much for such a special occasion in the lives of these kids. All that and having to have your mom be an embarassement grand scale in a goofy clown get-up and the rest of the time parading around in a tube top sundress displaying her saggy old boobs. Sitting there and allowing Mady to comment that her brother & sisters hair isn't combed and they shouldn't be allowed to dress themselves is just a travesty to these poor 10-year olds trying to finally grow up and start making their own paths apart from the "Kate plus MY 8". Sad.

Heffner Road said...


Defiant Kate Gosselin Fires Back Against Critics: ‘Am I Concerned About Other People’s Opinions…? No!’

Posted on Jun 19, 2014 @ 15:03PM | By Radar Staff

Kate Gosselin has a message for America: She doesn’t care what you think! As the reality TV mom prepares to have her life broadcasted out on TVs across the country tonight in her new special, she’s speaking out to slam her many critics, and has all the details.

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As Radar has reported, Gosselin has come under fire, in recent weeks for exposing her kids to the bright lights of fame — seemingly against their will. But she insists they love their life in the spotlight, and even if they didn’t, it’s no one else’s business!

“Am I concerned about other people’s opinions who have no bearing on our everyday actual lives?” she said during a new interview with Access Hollywood. “No! My main concern is the eight human beings who I was put in charge of raising to the best of my ability.”

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“Do I have all the answers?” she continued. “The answer is no. Do I do everything right? The answer is absolutely not. Do I do my best? One hundred percent of the time.”

That includes laying down the law for her brood: Cara and Mady, 13, and sextuplets Alexis, Aiden, Hannah, Collin, Leah, and Joel, 10.

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“I can pick [their phones] up and vie wit any time because I pay for it and I own it,” she revealed. “And they’re not allowed to delete any texts. They’re not allowed to have the Internet. They’re not allowed to answer any calls that are unidentified which means it’s not in their contacts. And they’re too young [for Twitter and Instagram]. They’re too young to understand the repercussions of photos and words and who they’re talking to.”

But apparently, they’re not too young to be reality TV stars. Gosselin insisted, “I would not have signed up for [the special] without asking them. … I asked them and they were overly excited and wanted to know immediately when the crew was arriving.”

Kate Plus Eight: Sextuplets Turn 10 airs as a two-part special tonight and next Thursday at 10 ET.

Will you be watching? Let us know in the comments!

Zoey said...

This show is hard to watch. The kids are past their prime cute stage. It's just sad. Maddy is difficult to watch difficult to listen to. Terrible show.

grannyj said...

Kate claims she did the TLC "specials" to feed her kids & pay bills. Phooey! I guess we can expect her to sign a deal for the kids as the "Amazing Sextuplets" with Barnum & Bailey next! And for the record her kids don't look undernourished to me.

Heffner Road said...

Did you notice when she was shopping for party supplies at Party City, the store was empty...did the close the store just for her, and did she get the supplies free, or did she pay for them....

Also, how much money was she paid for the two shows...

I have to agree, the show was i.e. bad...

Anonymous said...

Boy...was that show ever tough to watch. I get no enjoyment out of watching bratty teens, and the things ten year-olds say aren't as cute as what three year olds say, but i must admit that it appeared to me that the majority of the show was spent on Kate giving her children a dressing down for bad behaviour.

more time should have been spent on the kids rather than on Kate talking about the kids. I would have appreciated the show had it gone on that route rather than the route it did go on.

cali-girl said...

So I watched last night---curious to see the more grown-up versions of the little kids.

Some random observations:

Steve Neild was shown in the opening scenes when the kids were little, but his face was blurred out--tho' the hair and protective manner was recognizable.

Kate referred to herself as being sometimes "stationed" at her home. Seems like a curious choice of words.

The bird flying around the kitchen,and perching on Kate's shoulder was odd. I personally would be concerned about the bird pooping anywhere/everywhere. The kitchen seems like the worst place to allow this. Wasn't she a clean freak at one point?

All kids can be fresh and have attitude, and the Gosselin 8 are no exception, but they seem pretty disrespectful to Kate and to each other, unless they are amping it up for the camera.

I loved seeing the flashback clips of when they were little, and the adorable things they said and did. They are no longer little, and are just regular kids--IMHO nothing really TV worthy. That's not a diss to them---they're just normal.

Kate looked very thin (not in a good way) and gaunt during most of the show. In the confessional, sadly, she looked like she was wearing an ill-fitting yellow blonde (wrong color for her skintone)wig that seemed slightly askew.

I will watch the b'day carnival next week, but really would have preferred interviews with the kids, with them (not Kate) speaking directly to the viewers), talking about their interests, what it's like to be a sextuplet, etc.. That would be the "catching up on them" part, and then... fade to black...

Anonymous said...

I'm new, so sorry if everyone else knows the answer, but when and when, exactly, might I buy a copy of this reissue of the tell-all book? (BTW, I'm in Ontario, Canada.) An even better question...any idea when and where I might soon buy a USED and DISCOUNTED copy of the reissue of the tell-all book? Thanks!

geistmadl said...

Were to begin... she is the same loud, obnoxious wreck she's always been. Kudos to Mady for standing up to her. Kate's hair is horrible. The kids have puicked upnher annoying habits like "upp-bup-bup i'm not finished." She is "stationed" at home.doing what? Pseudo writing? Figuring out her next sllut it up session on or off camera? I don't think Jon is much better.

jennine s said...

The viewer ratings were not that great for a special. it will be interesting to see what will happen next week. Roberts book on Kate will be out next Thursday.

Zoey said...

Aft one else notice cara rolling up the sleeve of her shirt in a very anxiety attack sort of way.

Anonymous said...

I did nit watch. Jon is not much better but I do not see him as abusive to the kids or using the kids for money. She could easily make it if she got her nurses license, sold the house & sold every car except a family van. I hope the ratings tanked

Heffner Rpad said...

Meanwhile, another equally polarizing TLC star, Kate Gosselin, fared slightly better with the premiere of her two-part special Kate Plus Eight: The Sextuplets Turn Ten.

As Radar reported, she had been expecting “jackpot ratings” for her return to reality TV. And while she didn’t quite deliver, the show earned a respectable 2.359 viewers, and a 0.8 for adults in the 18-49 age bracket

Jenny said...

The first thing I noticed was that the deep crease between her eyes was gone...I wish I could afford botox. Then I noticed the show had her in every single scene, and even playing the game with the kids, she was just everywhere. I got so tired of her voice by the end of the show I had to turn it off. Oh and I do believe in discipline & instruction for kids but I think it should be administered in a loving & kind way rather than the mean spirited, bossy, bully way. Just my opinion.

Zoey said...

What was with maddy wearing combat boots to play sports? And what was with the boys wearing cowboy boots that don't fit properly to tend to chickens in the snow?

Real time Mom said...

We watched the show on demand. When they were showing the footage of Kate driving inside the big blue bus, I noticed the little girl front row in the middle was still in a booster car seat.Maybe their height and weight requires it, but by that age (10) my kids were no longer using them.
In the same vein, I was remembering them still in high chairs at age 6 wearing bibs. I was glad to see them sitting in kitchen chairs.I know that was a control issue, so they couldn't get up and run around, but it looks like trying to keep them infants.

At 13 Maddie is still complaining that the 6 little brothers and sisters are even here? There's a big problem that needs to be addressed!

I hope the kids are not being forced into filming against their will again. That was in the book.They would have to redo the same takes over and over, with kate with holding food and water until they got it right. Then they were given lollipops for a sugar high to keep going. Last night, I noticed their snack while skating. Ice cream! looks too familiar!

Real time Mom said...

Also, don't you love a mother who calls her children "rabid beasts"?

I just read an insane article on Kate. the article title is "wicked mother Kate Gosselin." If you google that it will come up, as I don't happen to have the link.The woman who wrote the article loves Kate because Kate hates her children!(I couldn't make this up)

Elspeth said...

Kate is consistent. She still lies almost every time she talks.

StillDisgustedTX said...

This was a boring ridiculous joke --why does TLC continue to perpetuate this absurdity? Kate spoke the entire episode and attempted to describe each of the kids as she and Jon had done in years past. The problem is, Kate hasn't changed the mold and attempted to cast each of her children in the same ridiculous light and personalities she assigned to them years ago. And she could not have embarrassed or humiliated those kids more! She complained about each of them in some way or another, or criticized them in some way. Cara is outdoorsy sporty introvert. I won't repeat her character assassinations. But was anyone else as horrified as I was when she was yelling and scolding Collin for saying his sister's hair was ugly? I thought it was much ado about nothing. I am 4th of 5 kids, and if my mom yelled at each of us for picking on each other, she wouldn't have survived. In fact, I am positive my mother was too damn busy to involve herself in our childish banter. That's Kate's problem--too much time on her hands to complain she's so busy. And another interesting thing---she still had sticky notes in and around her kitchen, and the chore list for those kids mentioned that an "adult had to be present to supervise/inspect" something in the barn. I note the use of the word "adult" and not 'MOM". Gee...I guess mom is not an option for that. No surprises here. I wish she would go away because she is just such a bad actress and that's all she has been doing on tv is acting and attempting to portray her children the way she wants to, but I love how their actions belie all of of her commentary:) Can't wait for them to be free!

StillDisgustedTX said...

One other random tidbit....she told her kids she was making their birthday cake. In so doing, she again admitted that she's "not a baker." and the kids told her to have a backup cake in case she screwed it up. Yes, the same woman who wanted to peddle a cook book full of stolen unoriginal recipes again said on her show she is not a baker.

Heffner Road said...



The Gosselins, a family torn by reality TV, return to our screens

The Gosselins, back in the old days. (Amy Sussman/Getty Images for Discovery)

It’s been awhile since the Gosselins — the infamous Kate and Jon, plus their twins and sextuplets — were on TV. Wondering how they were doing? No? TLC wants to inform you anyway.

Their reality series ended in 2011, but the network aired a special one-hour episode of “Kate Plus 8″ Thursday night, updating us on the lives of the family.

“We’re baaack!” screamed the heartbreakingly cute sextuplets (Alexis, Hannah, Leah, Joel, Aaden, Collin), perched together on a couch at the beginning of the episode.

Yes, they are back, but only temporarily — thankfully, for everyone’s sake. It seems like just yesterday that the show “Jon and Kate Plus 8″ chronicled the everyday Pennsylvania family in its daily lives with lots of kids. Then TLC continued to follow the events as Kate and Jon battled it out in a truly nasty split that played out across the tabloids. In a June 2009 episode, the couple announced they were getting a divorce; more than 11 million people tuned in, making it the most-watched telecast in basic-cable history at the time.

The refrains from the viewing public were all the same (“What about the CHILDREN?”). but that didn’t stop the cameras from rolling, or the drama from continuing. There were many legal issues: TLC and Jon sued each other, before settling in 2010. Kate got a spinoff “Kate Plus 8,” which started as a series of specials and then got two seasons, wrapping in 2011. Then the Gosselins disappeared from the scene for a while.

Given that history, perhaps we can all appreciate how disappointing it is to see the Gosselin kids forced back in front of the camera for this new special. The peg is that it’s the sextuplets’ 10th birthday party. (The special is a two-parter; the conclusion airs next Thursday.)

If you missed it, the show remains about the same — and no, Jon doesn’t appear anywhere, except in a few flashback photos. Anyway, the sextuplets are adorable, and the twins, Mady and Cara, prefer to be off on their own, as Kate rules the house with an iron fist.

It’s spring break for the Gosselins in this special, so it’s up to Kate to find activities: Going to a sports park, taking all the kids around for glasses shopping, planning the sextuplets’ party. The twins, teenagers now, gripe a lot. The family now has a pet bird. There are lots of flashbacks to the old days. And a few kid meltdowns in the present day.

“A lot has changed since you last have been here,” Kate says to the producer during an on-camera interview. “I think we’ve all grown up. We’ve all been through a lot. We’ve learned what’s important. We’ve grown together as a family. We’ve struggled privately, we’ve struggled publicly.”

Very much publicly. Jon and Kate insisted back in the day that the kids loved the camera crew, but it never seemed very healthy for children to have their entire lives captured on camera, especially while their parents were in a process of a bitter divorce.

We can hope that TLC and the Gosselins will part ways for good after this special, though that’s not likely — people are still fascinated by the family. But for a peek into what effects this continued on-camera lifestyle could bring, you need look no further than the wildly uncomfortable interview that Kate and the 13-year-old twins did on the “Today” show a few months ago.

Promoting a People magazine cover story about misconceptions surrounding their family (“People expect us to be damaged. …We’re not messed up,” the twins say in the article), the interview backfired in the most awkward way possible.

“Mady, what would you want to say about [what] you and your sister and your family are doing?” co-host Savannah Guthrie asked.

Heffner Road said...


Mady remained silent. “Mady, your words. Spit it out,” Kate commanded.

Mady didn’t say a word. “What about you, Cara?” Guthrie urged.

Still, nothing. The increasingly unnerving interview went on like that until it was thankfully over, with Kate clearly furious. As you can imagine, Jon Gosselin had a field day with that when gossip sites asked him for his reaction.

In the episode Thursday, the twins submit to some sullen and occasionally giggly on-camera interviews. “You kind of, like, intruded on my whole life plan when I was 3 1/2,” Mady complains at one point.

Although she’s talking about suddenly having six little brothers and sisters, it’s also the truth about her family’s situation. Most kids don’t ask to be followed around by cameras. And for this reason, it seems as though it’s time for the Gosselins to say goodbye — this time for good.

Leigh Ann said...

I when they filmed that special. I know some of it was done over spring break. But in one scene the kids had placemats with snowmen on the them and a chore list included "vacuum pine needles". No one has a pine tree in the house if it's not a Christmas tree.

Anonymous said...

Two hours of TV would take at least three weeks of filming. The children are in school so they had to spread it out.

Anonymous said...

funny thing, my child was invited to their 5th birthday party. This one was so similar. I love how the van brought everyone up to the house. When we went we had to sign papers and only parent could attend with each child. LOL....that was the first and last time Kate spoke with anyone from the class. And the only time they were "allowed" to play with the kids in our preschool class.

coleen said...

I wouldn't be surprised if the show came back, but I think it will focus more on the kids. Kate might be disappointed but if the kids are #1 the show will be a hit!

Debbie H said...

I don't see them getting another show out of the deal...Ratings weren't all that great from what I understand about ratings and I don't think there are enough interesting things kids of that age can do to keep a show going...The special was an OK thing...but that's where it ends if TLC is smart...And they were smart enough to kid rid of it last time...