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Gosselin Kiddies Cleared to Hit Primetime Again

by Kim Potts, posted Apr 26th 2010 9:10AM
Reality star and recent 'Dancing With the Stars' ejectee Kate Gosselin may be flying solo as a divorced mom, but she won't be without co-stars in her upcoming series of 'Kate Plus 8' specials on TLC.

An official for the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry confirmed to EW.com that Gosselin had filed the proper paperwork that will allow her eight children to appear in the shows, a spin-off of the original 'Jon & Kate Plus 8' series that brought the Gosselin saga into our living rooms, for better or worse.

The children aren't scheduled to appear in the other Kate Gosselin reality series, 'Twist of Kate,' however. That series, which premieres on TLC this summer, will feature the ex-Mrs. Jon travelling around the country, meeting families who face major home/life/work challenges and then attempting to "walk a mile in their shoes."Reality star and recent 'Dancing With the Stars' ejectee Kate Gosselin may be flying solo as a divorced mom, but she won't be without co-stars in her upcoming series of 'Kate Plus 8' specials on TLC.

An official for the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry confirmed to EW.com that Gosselin had filed the proper paperwork that will allow her eight children to appear in the shows, a spin-off of the original 'Jon & Kate Plus 8' series that brought the Gosselin saga into our living rooms, for better or worse.

The children aren't scheduled to appear in the other Kate Gosselin reality series, 'Twist of Kate,' however. That series, which premieres on TLC this summer, will feature the ex-Mrs. Jon traveling around the country, meeting families who face major home/life/work challenges and then attempting to "walk a mile in their shoes."

As EW.com points out, 'Twist of Kate' doesn't focus on Gosselin's own family life, so there's no need for her kids to appear.

The approval for the Gosselin eight to become working children again is the latest in what has seemed like an almost daily string of Gosselin vs. Gosselin maneuvers since Jon Gosselin's lawyers demanded that TLC stop filming 'Jon & Kate Plus 8,' particularly his children, last fall.

Since then, the Gosselins, whose divorce was finalized in December, have argued about custody of the kids (his attorney filed for primary custody on his behalf, though Jon Gosselin later claimed he had not asked the attorney to do so), while Kate Gosselin says that, no matter how much money she makes as an author and continuing reality star, ex-hubby Jon should still have to pay child support.

That may be tough, however, since Jon Gosselin's 15 minutes of fame (infamy?) may have come screeching to a halt. The prolific papa reportedly has to pay $22,000 per month in child support, but is so broke that he has to sell his used BMW to raise cash.

Jon Gosselin, who has been a regular tabloid figure since the alleged affair that sparked the public meltdown of his marriage in 2009, told TMZ.com that he's looking for a job in -- what else? -- TV.

"I would like a job in some aspect of TV, probably as a host," Gosselin said, while a source tells the New York Daily News that he's trying to get another series on TLC, even after his contentious dealings with the network last fall.

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Betty Hughes

Kate was absolutely the Drama Queen on the 7/11 episode of Kate Plus 8. I hated to see her treat the kids like she did when they were doing all they could to please her. Especially when they were having trouble getting the water hose turned on to her satisfaction and she holds her head with her hands as she says,"I feel like I'm dealing with a bunch of kindergarteners." What Mother would openly make fun of her children when they are doing all they can for their age to please her. She goes on to say,"No one told me this hose was leaking this badly," which is not true Aiden told her it was leaking the day before. Obviously she doesn't listen to what they say to her. Her performance in the kitchen was uncalled for also as she informed the kids,"I'm in charge here and will always be in charge", what is her problem? I have always enjoyed watching the Gosselins but Kate's desire to always be in the limelight is getting old. She should watch the episode with the correct frame of mind and honestly stop and think what she is doing to the kids self esteem. Stress is showing on some of their little faces.

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