The two famous moms join forces for what will be a ratings bonanza. "Worst Dad in the World" nominee Jon Gosselin recently complained on Twitter that he hasn't seen his eight kids in weeks. Well, he might have to wait a bit longer -- it looks like the tykes are in Alaska with their mom, Kate Gosselin, reportedly filming an episode of "Kate Plus Eight" with Sarah Palin.
It's a tag-team of famous moms destined for colossal ratings. But the cable network that airs the show, TLC, has not confirmed the former governor's appearance. All signs indicate that it will happen, though. Yesterday Gosselin and her kids were spotted at the Alaska Zoo in Anchorage, which is just 45 miles away from Palin's hometown of Wasilla. And Palin, media savvy as she is, already has TLC ties: Earlier this year it was announced that she was working on a series for the network, called "Sarah Palin's Alaska." What better way to promote her own show than by appearing on TLC's most popular program?
A source says Palin, Gosselin and the kids are going camping -- television cameras in tow, of course -- where Palin's father, a retired science teacher, and brother, a third-grade educator, will conduct a hands-on natural history lesson. It is unkown if Palin will take the kids moose hunting or show them the view of Russia from her porch.
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But leave Kate alone! I have no problem with her turning her adorable eight into TV stars — in fact, I want to be one of her brood. I want to go camping with Kate and Sarah Palin in Alaska. How fun would that be?. Alaska is gorgeous, you can bet the Gosselins are going to get the best camp site, the best tents and the best cookout in the state. And who wouldn’t want to play with Willow, Piper and baby Trig. But that would have only been my latest adventure as one of Kate’s kids this summer. I would have escaped my home in Pennsylvania for Discovery Cove animal park in Orlando, hung out in the super posh Regent Beverly Wilshire Hotel in LA while my mommy was on Dancing With The Stars, and had lunch in NYC’s Chinatown.
Furthermore, I’d have the cutest outfits to wear at all times, my own personal bodyguard/piggyback provider, TV production assistants willing to fetch me anything I needed and I’d be banking a paycheck. Who wants to grow up and THEN be starting with a bank account of zero. Kate’s kids will get a step up in life — with money they’ve already made, when they turn 21. If I were one of Kate’s kids I’d say thanks mom, for giving me an ultra exciting childhood, adventures and experiences I never would have had as the daughter of the average nurse, and for setting me up with some financial freedom, so that I could pursue the career or passions I wanted , instead of having to scramble for dollars when I was a young adult.
So back off Kate bashers and admit it — wouldn’t you like to go camping in Alaska this weekend, for free, and with your mom and the Mama Grizzly herself?