Thursday, May 6, 2010

Kate's Shoes For Charity, Kate's Back On Dancing, Jon Buys Birthday Presents

Kate Donates Shoes For Charity:

Have you ever wanted to actually walk or dance in a celebrities footsteps?  Well now you can – Kate Gosselin and Cheryl Burke are among a slew of celebrities that have donated their autographed shoes for Hillsides Foster Soles in Los Angeles. But to squeeze into Kate’s shoes you are going to have to have pretty tiny feet! The reality mom donated a pair of her size 5 1/2 shoes from her gig on Dancing With The Stars for the worthy cause.

Kate autographed the shoes, along with other cast members of the current season. Honorary event chair, Dr. Drew Pinsky, who serves on the board for Hillsides, tells, "I have been practicing medicine in the Pasadena area for over 20 years and one of my patients introduced me to the institution. She knew that I had a special concern in for the pandemic of childhood abuse and the lack of quality mental health services for victimized children." Pinsky’s wife Susan says, "Anything I can do to support them I am always willing. The more extraordinary story though is how responsive my celebrity friends were when I asked them to participate." To bid on the celebs fabulous footwear, visit The auction lasts until May 20th.

Kate Gosselin to return to ABC's 'Dancing with the Stars' for finale:

She may not have the energy for another child, but Kate Gosselin has one more dance left in her. According to the reality TV mom's blog, she will be making an appearance in the final episode of "Dancing with the Stars" at the end of the month. "There better be one more dance left in me: Get ready for the DWTS finale on May 24, 25!!! I'll be there," the mother of eight wrote on her TLC blog Tuesday. "C'mon, I know you missed my unique dance style!"

Despite the mini-breakdowns and the fact that her partner, Tony Dovolani, once quit on her, Gosselin seems to have fond memories of her time on the ABC show. "I learned many valuable lessons and many things about myself," she wrote of "DWTS," from which she was eliminated in week five. "I had the opportunity to meet an amazing group of people -- many of whom I'll remain friends with long beyond our days of dance. I wouldn't trade the experience for anything!"

What Did Jon Gosselin Buy For His Kids Birthday?

Less than a day after Kate Gosselin hit up Party City for party supplies for the sextuplets 6th birthday on Monday, Jon Gosselin was spotted doing a little birthday shopping of his own. So what is he getting the kids? Looks like some water guns!!

Two words for Jon, going forward: online shopping. I mean, come on—these kids are going to figure out how to Google one of these days. Or worse, some kid at their school is going to see a picture of Jon shopping in US Weekly, and be like, “Hey Joel–guess what you’re getting for your birthday? A water gun!!” Although I guess ‘ruined birthday surprises’ is going to be pretty low down on the list of ways these kids feel wronged by their parents. It’ll be at least a few spots lower than, say ‘broadcasting every moment of their young lives to the far corners of the universe’. You know what would be funny, though? If we see the pictures from the party next week (Yes, by ‘if’ I mean ‘when’) and it turns out the super soakers weren’t for the kids at all. I mean, I could totally see Jon buying water guns for himself. Or water balloons. Or any number of kids toys, really.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Kate is A Mall Mommy, Jon Reads Kates Book at Target, Tony & Kate's Playdate  Kate Gosselin was snapped taking her eight children on an after-school trip to the Birkshire Mall in Reading, Pennsylvania on Tuesday. Recently ousted from Dancing With the Stars, the single mother-of-eight is back in the swing of suburban life, as she wrote on her TLC blog Tuesday that she's relieved to be out of the spotlight for the time being. "All said and done, and having had a chance to reintegrate back into home life and do a bit of reflecting," she wrote, "I am extremely happy to have time to think an entire thought. "With all of that said," Kate wrote in her blog, "I think there better be one more dance left in me: Get ready for the DWTS finale on May 24, 25!!! I'll be there..."And we'll be there watching; Kate's new book, I Just Want You to Know: Letters to My Kids on Love, Faith, and Family, is in stores now.

Jon & The Paps Read Kate's Book At Target?

This gave us a chuckle. Jon Gosselin was snapped at a Reading, Pennsylvania Target store Tuesday eyeing his ex-wife Kate's new book, I Just Want You To Know: Letters To My Kids On Love, Faith And Family. When asked if there was anything about him in the book, Jon responded (with a hint of sarcasm), "There's a lot, like the first 20 chapters." He placed the book back onto the shelf, telling the photographer he wasn't going to buy it. Jon looked to be ready for summer with a snazzy, short-cropped hairdo, though missing were the flashy Ed Hardy threads, as he wore a striped blue polo shirt.

Kate Gosselin & Tony Dovolani's Playdate? E!

Reports may have claimed Tony Dovolani couldn't wait "to get rid of" Kate Gosselin, but the Dancing With the Stars pro-dancer says he and the reality TV mom have actually kept in touch. "We talk a couple of times a week," Dovolani told us yesterday at George Lopez' Celebrity Golf Classic & 2010 Audi Quattro Cup at the Lakeside Golf Club in L.A.'s Toluca Lake. "Kate misses her Dancing With the Stars family. In fact, she misses dancing altogether. That, to me, is music to my ears."

Also music to the sexy 36-year-old's ears? The idea of bringing his family together with Ms. Gosselin's..."Our kids will probably have some playdates soon," Dovolani said. "I absolutely think that would be fun. People love talking about kids, so we always have a good conversation that way." It probably doesn't hurt that Dovolani's wife Lina is looking forward to hanging out with the mom of eight as well: "My wife is a big enthusiast of Kate's show, so, yeah, it'd definitely be great to get the families together."

Gosselin blogged today that she had a "wave of sadness" come over her recently when she took a look at her discarded dancing shoes in her basement. "Without a doubt, Dancing With the Stars was a life-changing experience," she posted. "I learned many valuable lessons and many things about myself. I had the opportunity to meet an amazing group of people—many of whom I'll remain friends with long beyond our days of dance." And yes, Ms. Kate will be back for the season finale. "I think there better be one more dance left in me," she wrote before ending with, "C'mon, I know you missed my unique dance style!"

Monday, May 3, 2010

Jon & Kate Back To School, Kate & Cara Bond While Running, "Balls" The Haters Love

Jon and Kate Gosselin Head Back to School: TMZ.COM

The judge in their bitter custody dispute has ordered both Jon and Kate to complete a 3-hour parenting class titled "Children in the Middle" -- a requirement for all parents involved in a custody war in Berks County, PA. We're told Jon and Kate will NOT be required to take the class together -- in fact, parents are often encouraged to take separate classes ... for obvious reasons. They have until June 8 to complete the class. As for the course material -- the parents will learn about the dangers of exposing their children to loyalty conflicts ... like when one parent talks smack about the other parent's financial situation. Hopefully, Ed Hardy makes backpacks .

Kate Runs 5k With Daughter Cara:

Kate Gosselin and daughter Cara, 9, put on their running shoes Saturday morning to participate in a 5 K run near their Pennsylvania home. The event was The New Balance Girls on the Run 5K in Lancaster, PA. Girls on the Run is an organization whose mission is to use running as a way to empower young girls and lead them into a lifetime of healthy living. Unlike almost all the other participants who wore loose t-shirts for their run, Kate was dressed in a stylish black sports bra and matching knee-length running pants. The outfit showed off Kate's great shape. Her bodyguard and friend Steve Neild was there with her, and Kate occasionally waved to fans who called to her from the sidelines.

Her Dancing with the Stars days behind her, Kate has more time to spend in her home town with her kids and work on her new TLC series, Kate Plus 8, the spin-off from Jon & Kate Plus 8. "There were several hundred runners, mostly parents with their kids," one of the participants tells "Kate frequently stoped running so that Cara could catch up with her. The Gosselin girls finished near the back of the pack."

A "Haters" Take On The Best Toy EVA!

OK, I have made my fair share of comments about Kate and Jon Gosselin’s propensity to spend all of their family time on the front lawn of their house. But today I take back all my snide remarks, because I see now that Kate Gosselin is the best mother ever. My change of heart has to do with the fact that she got her kids the GiGa Ball, which is the giant inflatable ball you see in this picture. If you don’t haven’t heard, it is only the best toy ever.

So what is it, exactly? Well, it is a giant inflatable ball that you get to put a person into and then roll around, kind of like the Vitruvian man. Tell me that doesn’t sound like a good time. And if you had seven little people to do all the legwork of rolling the eighth person around and steer them out of the way of passing cars and large trees, (as Kate does) I would imagine that you can just blow this thing up, pour yourself a cocktail and just watch your kids try not to kill each other. Presto! Instant entertainment. Apparently, the company that makes them also makes a giant ball you can stand in and walk on water–and if anyone is looking for mother’s day gifts for me this year, either of these two things would suffice. You can get it at for just under $200.