Some last-minute scrambling is normal for Figure 8 and the show's post production crew in Raleigh. For the premiere, seven editors, five in-house and two freelancers worked four days, with visits from TLC and Figure 8 personnel and many coffee runs and pizza deliveries, to put the show together.
"What has become challenging on 'Jon & Kate' is, the network and the audience are so hungry for new episodes, every episode we make gets (broadcast) instantly," she says. "Getting behind is not an option."
The visual folks at Serious Robots were expecting Season 5 to be more complicated; the show's producers want the content to mature as the Gosselin children do. Welsh says the interviews should feel different, too: less rehashing, more analysis.
The show will also have more destination and theme episodes. Welsh says the update won't strip the show of the raw quality fans love. "There are no setups," she says. When Kate snaps at Jon and he rolls his eyes or the sextuplets erupt into giggles, it's real.
"We let those moments play out," Welsh says. "We don't really edit around (Kate). We haven't really found any need to." READ ENTIRE ARTICLE721,000 Hits On Google For Kate's Hair
I mentioned that magazines now send me their Gosselin articles, and I was floored by this one from INSTYLE.COM. So many sites live to bash on Kate's hair, but now literally everyone has some sort of version of it....
A Google search of Kate Gosselin's hair returns 721,000 hits! Love it or hate it, everyone is talking about it. And quite a few people are requesting it. “At least 10 of my clients have requested a version of her hair in the last few months," says senior stylist Sanda Petrut of Chicago's Maxine salon, which counts celebrities Mandy Moore and Jenny McCarthy as clients. "They like how the asymmetrical look frames the face—it has an element that's very in right now.”
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"there's probably some pent-up envy over Kate making tens of thousands of dollars per episode for what most women are doing for free: "Women are kind of resentful because Kate is getting paid a fortune to do what a lot of them are doing anyway: raising a family. She's become a scapegoat for every woman who is frustrated, at home raising kids."