Kate Gosselin Invited To Speak At Maria Shriver's Women's Conference: ET Online
For more of this story along with Kelly Preston's appearance go to People.com
Will "Jon & Kate Plus 8" star Kate Gosselin attend Maria Shriver's annual women's conference, alongside Cindy McCain, Elizabeth Edwards and Katie Couric?
The Associated Press reports that Shriver sent an invitation to the reality TV star five months ago at the suggestion of her teenage daughters who watch the hit TLC show.
"I think [Kate's] life has certainly changed dramatically, but so be it," Shriver told The Associated Press. "I think that's the beauty of this conference -- to have Madeleine Albright and Kate Gosselin at the same place."
California's first lady will host her annual conference in Long Beach this October, says the AP.
Casting For The Eventual Jon & Kate Movie: SeattlePi.com"It's only a matter of time before the sordid tale of Jon & Kate Plus 8 makes its way to a full-fledged big screen Hollywood film. There's something for everyone in this story of two people and their offspring: Romance, drama, intrigue, and adorable children. As a nation we found ourselves intoxicated by the heady blend of Kate Gosselin's shrill drill-sergeant demeanor as Jon Gosselin's passive-aggressive hang-dog attitude laid the framework for a veritable riot of children spilling forth from the Gosselin home."
The Hilarious Take:If we're going for the life of Jon and Kate as seen through a looking glass of pure comedy then look no further than the hilarious Christina Applegate and John Cho. Known for her roles in numerous TV shows, most recently Samantha Who?, Christina Applegate can match the fevered intensity of Kate, and as a naturally expressive person may be able to bring some much needed levity to the potentially depressing situation.
The Art House Depiction: Katherine Heigl and Sung Kang could provide a bit classier, darker and edgier take on the totally American couple. Kang is best known for his work in The Fast and Furious: Tokyo Drift, and the luminous Heigl is known for her work in Grey's Anatomy. Not perhaps the best pedigree on paper for a serious film, but the potential is certainly there.
The Real Contenders: Now what people are likely most interested in is not the hilarious blunders or the overly dramatic screaming matches, but instead a more lifelike approach that contains some answers. What is it like to grow up with a camera crew? What does it mean as a person, to have eight children? Tammy Lynn Michaels was made for this role. She has the look down perfectly, as well as a proven ability to play somewhat neurotic in shows such as Popular and The L Word, on which she had a brief stint. Likewise, Ken Jeong has proved his comedic worth in recent films such as Role Models and The Hangover, and while he may not be actively seeking a foray into the world of serious films, nonetheless he is our ideal pick for Jon Gosselin.
Marriage Memo: Nobody Is Happy About Jon & Kates Marriage Ending: Familylife.com
As I look through coverage of Jon and Kate in the media, I don't see many people happy about the Gosselins heading toward divorce. They're wondering why the Gosselins don't seek counseling. They're worried about what this will do to the eight Gosselin children. It's a cultural conversation: Yesterday a co-worker was driving to work and heard a long discussion on the radio about what Jon and Kate could to do save their marriage.
"This episode was the hardest, ever, for me to watch," one Entertainment Weekly reader lamented. "After the show was over, I broke down and cried. It was extremely hard (beyond words to describe) to even hear Jon and Kate say they are splitting up. When you grow attached to a family, it is very hard to watch it all fall apart. I wish Jon and Kate were able to talk it out and not let it end this way. I am mostly concerned about what is going to happen to the children. I wish the family the best of luck and hope things can only get better."For some, watching Jon and Kate's marriage deteriorate brought back some unhappy memories. "Enough already!" another viewer commented. "Now the viewers (not me anymore) will be 'treated' to the sad reality of a broken family. I think most of us have seen something like this within our families and friends. It will be very painful to watch these two people and their children—too much reality for me."