Last month People reported that Kate Gosselin would be guest hosting several episodes of “The View” in September. Originally it was just supposed to be the 14th and 15th, but she was also on this morning as well. Maybe that’s because the originally scheduled guest host for today – La Toya Jackson – couldn’t make it, or maybe The View got enough positive feedback to bring Kate back today. Either way she’s there, and doing okay. She doesn’t say much, but I thought she’d take over the show, ordering people around and talking nonstop, so not saying too much is just fine.
Kate’s getting good practice on the show – according to Radar, she’s in talks to host her own mom-based talk show with Paula Deen.
While Jon Gosselin is busy fending off allegations of cheating (and worse), estranged wife Kate is going to work. RadarOnline.com has learned exclusively that Kate will be shooting the pilot for her proposed new TV show this weekend.
Kate is teaming up with Paula Deen, the Southern cooking expert for a show that is planned to have a mix of advice, health and beauty tips and celebrity gossip.
The first details of the shows content were broken exclusively by RadarOnline.com as we revealed not only the content but also that the show is based on the popular Web site Mom Logic.
“Kate wants to work and feels she needs to earn more money to take care of her family,” a source familiar with the situation told RadarOnline.com.
There is still time to tinker with the show’s format and formula but right now the plan is to have multiple hosts with Paula and Kate and RadarOnline.com leaned that comedian Sandra Bernhard and Tammy Lynn Michaels have both been considered for the job. Michaels is married to singer Melissa Etheridge.
Since Kate’s been so quiet on The View, I’ve actually enjoyed her there. She hasn’t piped in with any stupid comments for the most part. I’m not in love with her or anything, but I don’t hate the idea of her getting her own talk show like I would have before seeing her on The View. It seems like her quietness is a confidence issue: it’s not her show and she’s out of her element. It’s all brand new. If I have faith in anything, it’s that Kate would settle into her own show, talking away and bossing everyone else around in no time.
And the argument about needing more money to take care of her kids isn’t totally irrelevant. Obviously she makes a lot from “Jon & Kate” but the show (presumably) won’t go on forever. Eight kids she’s got to support for a minimum of eight years… plus she’d probably like to be able to pay for them to go to college and whatnot… it’s smart that she’s trying to make as much money as she can now and strike while the iron is hot. And we all know Jon’s not going to contribute much of anything. Unless parading a bevy of young bimbos around his kids counts for something. Really, the combination of Jon acting like such a jerk while Kate focuses on her family and career and keeps her private life private makes me like her a lot more and actually hope she gets what she wants.