Kate Gosselin's New Job Helps Lift Spirits: People.com
Kate Gosselin has been accused of many things in the past year, but laziness certainly isn’t one of them. In the four weeks since she was booted from Dancing with the Stars, the mother of eight has launched her new reality series, Twist of Kate and Kate Plus 8, and initiated a new gig as a special correspondent for ET. “[It] has been extremely exciting to hold a microphone, and I found that I am loving this side of it,” Kate told PEOPLE backstage at Monday night’s Dancing with the Stars performance show, where she was conducting on-camera interviews. “I can talk. We all knew that, and so I really enjoy it.” Though she finds it comfortable holding the mic backstage at the Dancing studio, the single mom also admits she still hasn’t gotten the hang of reporting from behind the ET news desk. “It’s something that I feel is like a challenge — sort of like dancing,” she said. “But I know I can conquer that one … the dancing, not so much!”
Adding “correspondent” to her growing resumé, which already includes reality-TV star, author, promotional speaker and mom of twins Cara and Mady and sextuplets Alexis, Hannah, Aaden, Collin, Leah and Joel, is all part of Kate’s plan keep herself active and focused. While her day-to-day routine has certainly changed, Kate insists life hasn’t exactly slowed down since she retired her dancing shoes. “You’re going at the speed of light and suddenly you slow down to like the speed of a car … but I’m not any less busy at all,” she said, adding that she gets the same amount of sleep every night despite no longer being part of the competition. “It was just about two weeks before I was like, ‘Oh, hey, I’m resettled back into life. I feel like a normal mom again,’ ” Kate said, while also admitting she went through “major withdrawals” after leaving the show. “It’s really difficult …
There is a post-DWTS depression that they fail to tell you about.” The hard-working mom says the feelings stem from missing her castmates, whom she refers to as “family.” Since her departure, she’s kept in touch via text message with such fellow celeb dancers as Evan Lysecek. As for her real family, Kate promises to look into dancing classes for her kids “when life settles down a little.” She credits her stint on Dancing with teaching her how important dance can be to a child’s upbringing. “I grew up minus dance experience, and I see now how valuable that is [to] formation, determination, stamina, all of that,” she said. In the meantime, the Gosselin matriarch says her brood is just enjoying the lead-up to summer. “They are so happy to have our crew back and so happy to be doing adventures in the world. Life is good!”
Kate Gosselin White Hot In LA: Radaronline.com
Summer's not quite here yet, but that didn't stop Kate Gosselin from donning an all-white get-up at an industry event in Los Angeles Wednesday. The reality TV mom -- who returned to the set of Dancing With the Stars this week in a new capacity (correspondent for an entertainment TV show) -- will be appearing on the show next week for its' two-night finale. Gosselin's five-week stint on this season's competition meant high ratings, a dash of controversy and tons of publicity for the show, so it's no wonder they're showcasing her in crunch time. Gosselin also has a pair of upcoming TV projects, as her Kate Plus 8 specials will premiere on TLC June 6 at 9/8c, while another TV show called Twist Of Kate is currently set for a dozen episodes slated to air this summer. And for you bookworms, Kate's latest book, I Just Want You to Know: Letters to My Kids on Love, Faith, and Family, is in stores now.
Kate Gosselin: My Final DWTS Dance Number "Involves Flying": Us Magazine.com
Should she fall in her death-defying stunt, DWTS' Anna Trebunskaya offered to look after Gosselin's 8 kids. "We can split them all between the cast and they're going to visit each other every two days," she joked to Entertainment Tonight. Last month, a source told Us that Gosselin has been "moping" since leaving the show in April. "Kate misses the media coverage," the source said. "She got used to the publicity." But now she's back in the limelight as Entertainment Tonight's special correspondent for DWTS Monday through Wednesday night. Her next show, Kate Plus 8, premieres June 6 on TLC.