Jon & Kates Independence Day Date: EOnline.com
Jon and Kate Gosselin may have announced their independence from each other and the media recently, but that didn't stop the reality-TV duo from having Fourth of July fireworks fun with their eight tykes.
The Gosselin brood brought out their sparklers Saturday evening—with one of the sextuplets donning a holiday-appropriate American flag shirt and shorts to celebrate. As the kids played, Jon spent an hour lighting fireworks in front of the ex-couple's home.
Jon was even spotted laughing with Kate at one point. An eyewitness tells E! News, "It's the first time I've seen Jon genuinely smile in a long time."
However, fans shouldn't get to excited for a reconciliation just yet. Says the source, the holiday's events were "obviously for the kids."
Jon & Kate Together for The 4th Of July: People.comAlthough divorce papers have been filed, Jon and Kate Gosselin have made good on their pledge to focus on their children, reuniting for a July 4 picnic with their eight kids.
At their home in Wernersville, Pa., the family played volleyball and picked blueberries for a cake that Kate was baking, while Jon was seen lighting up a sparkler. The event had been planned, as the stars of TLC's Jon & Kate Plus 8 agreed weeks ago to set aside their differences for the holiday.
"Jon pointed to the July 4 holiday and said, 'What are we going to do about that?'" Kate told PEOPLE in a recent cover story. "I absolutely cannot imagine not spending every single holiday with my kids. I don't care what it takes. I will be there."
Will Jon & Kate Plus Eight Win An Emmy This Year? LATimes.com
Kathy Griffin has been romping victoriously over the Emmy category for best reality program the past two years, but may be tangling with a monster now when facing off against "Jon & Kate Plus 8." The hit TLC reality series has never been nominated, but Emmy contenders are chosen by a popular ballot, which boosts its odds now given the show's high profile. News that Jon and Kate Gosselin are busting up may hurt its odds, but the vast majority of ballots are already in accountants' hands considering voting ends this Friday.
Past repeat nominees in this category include "Antiques Roadshow" and "Extreme Makeover," so they'll likely be back again. Last year, "Intervention" and "Dirty Jobs" were nommed; "Dog Whisperer" and "Penn & Teller: Bull ... " made the lineup two years ago.
Below, we handicap the list of all contenders in the category. See the official Emmy ballot here.
You Too Can Have A Moment With Kate Gosselins Hair! InStyle.com
See what you look like with Kate's hair
Ever wonder what you would look like with Kate Gosselin's hairstyle? Of course you do! As Kate says, "Everybody wants my hairstyle." Well, now you can find out if it would be right for you.
InStyle.com has added Kate's famous backwards mullet to their Hollywood Hair Virtual Makeover -- simply upload a photo of yourself, click a button, and you can see what you would look like with Kate's hair. You can even email it or print it out to bring to your hairstylist if you want to take your Kate obsession all the way.
If having three different haircuts on the same head isn't your style, you can also see what you would look like with other celebrity hair like Selena Gomez, Eva Longoria, and even Michelle Obama.
Try out the Kate Gosselin makeover here.