Thursday, June 19, 2014

Were Back! All new Kate Plus 8 Special, Jon & Kate Feud on Who is Watching The Children

Cake, Cotton Candy & a Clown Costume: Kate Gosselin Throws the Sextuplets a Carnival Birthday Bash

Cake, Cotton Candy & a Clown Costume: Kate Gosselin Throws the Sextuplets a Carnival Birthday Bash
Kate Gosselin
Raising eight children can be a circus – a comparison Kate Gosselin took to heart to celebrate her sextuplets' birthday.

Dressed as a clown for her kids' big day, Gosselin threw a carnival-themed bash for the youngest in her very busy brood: Aaden, Collin, Joel, Leah, Alexis and Hannah. The sextuplets turned 10 years old on May 10, and TLC captured all the fun for the family's two-part return to reality TV.

"It was quite a celebratory carnival, marking 10 years of survival, health, happiness and the blessing of the best kids a mom could ever ask for," Gosselin, 39, tells PEOPLE. "And to me, if I'm being real ... maybe it didn't seem too much crazier than our usual family-circus-type life."

The party was an extravagant update of the sextuplets' 3rd birthday celebration, also broadcast on the show. Back then, Gosselin rocked a pink wig. But this year, she went all out in a full costume.

"My dream was to reinvent our carnival theme from their 3rd birthday party," she says. "And make it bigger, better and on a grander scale. In other words, more suited for kids of the double-digits age range this time around."

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Kate Gosselin and three of her children
With amusement park games and plenty of sweet treats (including a cake shaped like a circus tent), the fĂȘte was a rousing – and slightly exhausting for mom – success.

"The day was a blur of activity from the crack of dawn til late that night," Gosselin says. "I think it turned out to be way more fun for all of us than any of us could have imagined. All nine of us came together – dreamed together, planned together, set up together and enjoyed a huge milestone with tons of our friends. Not to mention, the tons of candy, hot dogs, funnel cakes, popcorn, cotton candy, cake, ice cream and carnival games that also 'attended.' "

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The birthday cake
See all the action (and what else the Gosselins have been up to) when Kate Plus Eight: Sextuplets Turn 10 airs as a two-part special on Thursday (10 p.m. ET) and next Thursday (June 26 at 10 p.m. ET) on TLC. In the meantime, check out this sneak-peek video of Gosselin doing her best to get the kids on board with her plan:

He-Said-She-Said! Jon & Kate Gosselin FEUD Over Who’s Watching Their Children While She Films ‘Celebrity Apprentice’

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 hasreportedly 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. “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. “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:
Absolutely Delightful, Vivacious, Polite & Loving children + 1 Amazing Pug. You should be proud @Kateplusmy8
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Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Kate Gosselin Lays Down the Law in Kate Plus 8 Special, Jon Gosselin Fired From Waiter Job

Hello Gosselin fans! We are back! Yes I guess it finally took all the haters to finally go away and take a bit of a hiatus myself to finally come back with a positive outlook and fresh start. I have been so blessed working hard and creating a future for myself. But still going through the exact thing that makes me have so much in common with Kate..raising our kids! I have children both the twins and the sextuplets ages, and they have truly given me a run for my money. Its not been easy being a working mom and raising my children. Ive struggled quite a bit and have really read so much on the Internet to help me. I have missed you all, and wanted to remind you who is STILL HERE and never really left. Now that theres new Kate news I look forward to getting back in touch with you all. Please say hi in the comments and let me know your still around! xo BM   p.s I just bought my daughter a cell phone.. bad idea??

Kate Gosselin Lays Down the Law in Kate Plus 8 Special They're not little kids anymore. Kate Gosselin and her brood return for a two-hour Kate Plus 8 special next month on TLC. And judging by this exclusive preview, family life is just as hectic for the reality mom – though her tactics have become perhaps a little more devious. 

"It's all still happening, with or without cameras," she says. "I'm getting older, tireder, more worn out. The kids are getting older and smarter and giving me a run for my money, daily and hourly and moment by moment." 

Two and a half years after the show went off the air, twin girls Cara and Mady are now 13, and the sextuplets – daughters Leah, Alexis and Hannah, and sons Aaden, Collin and Joel – just turned 10 on May 10. Organizing the clan seems to still be a full-time job, while discipline has become even more of a challenge. One trick Gosselin, 39, has picked up is to use technology to get her teen girls to behave. Watch how she does it in the clip above. "I've learned I'm not the only parent of teens who has discovered that little gem," she says. 

The Kate Plus 8 special airs June 25 (9 p.m. ET) on TLC.

Jon Gosselin No Longer Waiting Tables — ‘Fired For Blowing Off Shifts,’ Says Insider

Radar The father of eight hit rock bottom last year when he started waiting and bussing tables at a local Penn. Pub to make ends meet, but has exclusively learned Gosselin was fired from his position a few months ago. “Jon was fired for blowing off shifts and coming in late,” a source close to the situation told Radar. “He had no work ethic and felt he could come and go as he pleased.”
Gosselin, 37, finally found a way to supplement his income though when he joined VH1‘s Couples Therapy with girlfriend Liz Jannetta. But even while waiting tables, the source tells Radar that Jon took precautions as a public figure to protect himself while he worked at Emily’s pub in Beckersville.
“Jon had the restaurant sign a non-disclosure agreement stating they cannot speak negatively about him,” the source told Radar. Another source tells Radar that Gosselin now has a new career endeavor in sales. “He left the restaurant a few months ago,” the source said. “He’s doing sales for some credit card type of company where they help manage credit card swipes for businesses.” As Radar previously reported, Jon is paying no child support to the mother of his eight children and ex-wife,Kate Gosselin. The one-time TLC star made a secret deal with Kate, 39, in which he waived his rights for a say in the kids’ TV appearances in exchange for not having to pay his child support.