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Kate Plus Eight
Originally posted 08/15/2011 03:00PM
Kate Gosselin's days as a reality star are done for now.
TLC – the network that gave viewers a firsthand glimpse of Kate's tumultuous and highly publicized split from ex-husband Jon Gosselin while they continued to raise their eight children – will no longer follow the 36-year-old and her brood with cameras.
"TLC has decided not to renew another season of Kate Plus 8," a network rep told PEOPLE in a statement. "By the end of this season Kate Plus 8 will have hit the 150 episode mark (including Jon & Kate Plus 8); an exceptional milestone. TLC hopes to check in with Kate and the family periodically with specials in the future."
– Dahvi Shira
Originally posted 06/06/2011 12:55PM
Jon and Kate Gosselin had the end of their marriage play out in the tabloids and on their reality show, Jon and Kate Plus 8, but the single mom says tensions have finally calmed between the exes.
"It's just naturally gotten more peaceful, which is good," Kate, 36, told PEOPLE on Friday. "He's working now, which is great. He has somewhere else to put his attention, which is good."
Although Kate considers her parenting skills "very different" from Jon's, she believes whatever he's doing is working.
Originally posted 03/31/2011 03:15PM
Who says elephants love peanuts? In an exclusive first look at a new episode of Kate Plus 8, Kate Gosselin and her kids prove that the animals have a thing for bananas.
"Australia Adventure," which airs Monday (10 p.m. ET) on TLC, follows the Gosselins as they travel to Australia – a 21-hour trip with eight kids! – to ring in 2011. The adventures that await them include camping, a boat ride out to sea to swim with sharks, meeting with Australian aborigines to learn about dancing, didgeridoos and boomerangs and a trip to the Australia Zoo in Brisbane to feed the elephants.
Originally posted 12/13/2010 11:25AM
So much for camping!
On Sunday's episode of Sarah Palin's Alaska, the former Republican vice presidential candidate invited fellow reality star Kate Gosselin into her home and out into the Alaskan wilderness for an overnight camping trip with their kids.
Though the women hit it off at first, bonding over paparazzi woes, Gosselin, who arrived with her eight children in tow, became uncomfortable pretty quickly. Palin did her best to prepare – and frighten – her guest during a bear safety course, which included a segment on shooting guns at a firing range.
"I can't say I'm a gun advocate," Gosselin said, "but ... if I had to use a gun to save my kids, absolutely [I would]." And she did, firing off a shot for target practice.
When it came time for camping, it was the rain, rather than the bears, that worried the women. Though Palin was determined to have a good time, Gosselin admitted she didn't understand the appeal of being in the great outdoors where it's wet and cold.
Originally posted 07/12/2010 01:00AM
Summer is a time to get things done in Kate Gosselin's household. "I'm home now, post Dancing with the Stars, here I go," she said during Sunday's double episodes of Kate Plus 8.
The first order of business: construction of a chicken coop and starting her own little egg farm. "I buy four, five, or more dozen eggs a week," she said. "That's it, we're getting chickens."
And so they did – with the help of Farmer Dave and Farmer Dan, who trucked in an easy-to-assemble coop for 16 chickens and one rooster.
The whole clan pitched in to help, a phenomenon Kate dubbed the "Farmer Dan Effect."
"The kids were willing to carry pieces of the coop and in no time all of those pieces were in the field," she said. "These are moments that make me very happy. The kids were suddenly very willing to participate ... It was a family event – we're putting together our chicken coop."
Originally posted 07/07/2010 12:00AM
The Gosselin gang is about to get bigger!
On a one-hour special of Kate Plus 8, Kate Gosselin gets chickens for the family -- as pets.
And now that the supermom has hung up her Dancing shoes, it's time to get to work. "I don’t want to get wet," she says, as she pressure cleans the side of her house. "Whoa, I got wet!"
Originally posted 06/14/2010 01:00AM
It's only been three weeks since Olympic gold medalist Evan Lysacek placed second behind winner Nicole Scherzinger on Dancing with the Stars, but the skater says he's still dancing in his dreams.
"I dream that I have to go out and dance but I forgot to learn the routine," Lysacek told PEOPLE at his 24 Hour Fitness and Coke Workout Sweepstakes event in New York recently. "I've had that dream two or three times ... The music starts and I'm like, 'Oh no! We didn't have time to learn it.' Then I would wake up and realize it was a dream."
Despite the occasional nightmare, Lysacek, 25, looks back fondly on his DWTS experience, calling it "remarkable." He's cherishing the memories as much as the new friends he made on the show. "I've kept in really close touch with the entire cast," he says. "The I met were the best thing I took from being on the show. We all walked away with a new family."
And that includes Kate Gosselin, with whom he says he's in constant communication. "Kate is in New York right now. We've been texting each other back and forth and we're trying to get together," he says. "We are very close. She is the sweetest woman in the world. We were instantly friends and everyone really loved her on the show. We missed her so much when she left. She's hilarious and she's always joking around. I don't think she ever said a serious sentence."
Originally posted 06/04/2010 01:00AM
Well, she does just that when she and her eight kids face an alligator in the Florida Everglades. Gosselin took her children to the Sunshine State to celebrate the sextuplets sixth birthday. The surprise trip was documented for TLC's two-hour special, Kate Plus 8, which marks the return of the Gosselin brood to TV since Jon & Kate Plus 8 went off the air last year.
What else is in store for Kate and the kids on Sunday's show? More close encounters with creatures – they'll feed sting rays and exotic birds and swim with dolphins – as well as some tasty treats. They'll participate in an orange juice squeezing contest and eat birthday cake, of course!
Kate Plus 8 airs Sunday (9 p.m. EST) on TLC.
Originally posted 05/28/2010 01:00AM
After a stint on Dancing with the Stars, Kate Gosselin is returning to TLC in a series of specials set to air this summer. Kate Plus 8 follows the reality star's life at home with her kids – and PEOPLE.com has a sneak preview of the first episode, which airs June 6 (9 p.m. EST).
In the episode, Gosselin plans a trip to celebrate the 6th birthday of her sextuplets. Their destination? Orlando, Fla., where Gosselin takes them to Discovery Cove, a park where guests can swim with fish and hang out on beaches alongside tropical birds and animals.
Of course, though, there's drama.
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