December 21st, 2009
03:09 PM ET

Kate Gosselin wants to be on 'Dancing With The Stars'

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So what's next for the reality TV queen Kate Gosselin? Another reality show, of course!

The newly divorced mom of eight told talk-show host Jay Leno on Friday night that she would be interested shake her groove thing as a contestant on ABC's hit dance competition show, "Dancing With The Stars."

Kate Gosselin told Leno via satellite, “Yes, ‘Dancing with the Stars’ because I cannot dance. I want to laugh at myself. I so cannot dance. It would be a sad sight.”

Kate Gosselin and her husband Jon Gosselin were officially divorced only hours before the Leno show aired on Friday.

When Jay asked her how she was enjoying the swinging single life, Kate just laughed.

"I’m a wild woman, Jay. I’m baking cookies with the kids,” Gosselin said.

The Gosselin twin girls and sextuplets have been through a lot this year with their parents' divorce and the cancellation of their beloved star-making machine, "Jon & Kate Plus 8." Do they really need to see their mom learn to samba?

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  1. KDO

    Please, NOOOOOOO! ENOUGH of Kate Gosselin!!! I love DWTS. If she or Levi Johnston are on the show, I will NEVER watch it again!!!

    December 25, 2009 at 2:36 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Gretchen

    fr Linda:

    >...I thought it was great watching her with her kids. We need more moms like her in this country. Everyone else – if you don't like her watch something else. She has a lot of fans. She held up when most people would have folded. She is going to be a good role model for single moms....<

    No, we do NOT "need more moms like her in this country". What kate needs is a good swift reality kick right where it would count the most. She also needs to get a REAL job, and grow the heck UP.

    December 24, 2009 at 5:43 pm | Report abuse |
  3. jess

    I think its about time everyone gets off her back. She's a single mother of eight trying to hold it all together. If she wants to find some relief in doing something fun for herself, let the woman dance! I doubt her kids or anyone else in HER life would really care.

    December 24, 2009 at 10:25 am | Report abuse |
  4. wendy1134

    I like Kate but get a life!! You need to go out and get a real job you use to be a nurse why don't you go back and do that and teach all of your kids about hard work and earling an honest living!

    December 24, 2009 at 10:01 am | Report abuse |
  5. Lee Manner

    Can we act like civilized people with some degree of intellect? The woman has worked very hard to give her children the best she can while her X sat on his cell phone watching nannies care for his children. She maintained her dignity and did not succumb to the "vicious" taunting by the "pit-bull paparazzi" who prefer to be called entertainment journalist/hosts!! While these "pit-bull paparazzi" bowed and scraped to Jon because he couldn't shut up and threw out cruel, humilitating and outrages accusations under the statement "some people are saying" Kate stayed silent and endured. I think many would enjoy seeing more of this hard-working Mom who seems to be the only parent concerned with setting a good example for her children. Many people could benefit from her example!

    December 24, 2009 at 9:46 am | Report abuse |
  6. Lee Manner

    Can we act like civilized people with some degree of intellect? The woman has worked very hard to give her children the best she can while her X sat on his cell phone watching nannies care for his children. She maintained her dignity and did not succumb to the "vicious" taunting by the "pit-bull paparazzi" who prefer to be called entertainment journalist/hosts!! While these "pit-bull paparazzi" bowed and scraped to Jon because he couldn't shut up and through out cruel, humilitating and outrages accusations under the statement "some people are saying" Kate stayed silent and endured. I think many would enjoy seeing more of this hard-working Mom who seems to be the only parent concerned with setting a good example for her children. Many people could benefit from her example!

    December 24, 2009 at 9:40 am | Report abuse |
  7. Mario

    does anyone actually like her enough to care?

    December 24, 2009 at 9:22 am | Report abuse |
  8. Kimberly

    Good for you Kate. Go for it. The world is your oyster. Now that the hunk of lead is off your shoulder, do as you please and enjoy. I'd watch her anytime.

    December 24, 2009 at 7:53 am | Report abuse |
  9. Theo

    Do us all a favor and exit stage left...for good.

    December 24, 2009 at 7:02 am | Report abuse |
  10. poitel

    This Kate woman needs to stay home and take care of her 8 kids! Or has she forgotten abt them!!She needs more MONEY, you say!!!! You must be as greedy as she is!! She made millions from TLC and probably doesn't need to work again in her life!!What she craves is the spotlight–but her 15mins of fame is over and coiffed hair,tummy tucks, and everthing else she's had done to herself should be erased from Mags asap..Let TLC give her another reality show -I didn't watch the other one and sure won't watch a new one ..So sick of hearing about that scheming woman! As long as she is NOT on DWTS!!!!!.

    December 24, 2009 at 3:28 am | Report abuse |
  11. Maj

    I hate her and any magazine or tv show that has her on. I lost all respect for Barbara Walters when she cast her as one of the most intriguing people of 2009. The same for people magazine. I guess I can spit 8 children out envitro and become intriguing for being controlling. No talent or brain needed!

    December 24, 2009 at 1:29 am | Report abuse |
  12. vanessa Wesley

    If they put her on DWTS then they have gotten to loose with the term STAR and I will not be watching.

    December 23, 2009 at 11:46 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Lynn

    How pathetic!!!

    December 23, 2009 at 9:41 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Erin

    this is so sad. how did this country come to this; idolizing and craving these no good, fame seeking dimwits. shouldnt we be more concerned about real issues, like our boys still fighting and what it means to us. evidently people have forgotten about them.

    December 23, 2009 at 7:31 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Sandra Charpentier

    Kate may have been joking....but, if Tricia Sutter; Heather Mills; Kim Kardashian; Holly Madison and Kelly Osbourne qualify to be on DWTS...Kate certainly does too!! Dance Kate Dance!!!

    December 23, 2009 at 7:01 pm | Report abuse |
  16. Lindsey

    Since when are Melissa Joan Hart and Aaron Carter stars? They're all just as lame as Kate.

    December 23, 2009 at 5:33 pm | Report abuse |
  17. Joy

    Many people including myself had no clue who this person was until all the magazine hoopla.. Then reading more and more and seeing her on shows you can't help determine what kind of person she is. Anyone with a brain can figure out she is in it for herself not her kids. She wants all the foo foo stuff that goes along with it. I say give it to someone who really wants to work for it. Not someone who is a mean spirited, egomaniac, like Kate. Yes count me as a Kate hater. Because I know a b*t*h when I see one. All you lovers must fit in to that catagory...

    December 23, 2009 at 5:28 pm | Report abuse |
  18. Tina

    Can I just say "GROSS" Kate get off TV!

    December 23, 2009 at 5:18 pm | Report abuse |
  19. Anne McNeff

    DWTS had a drop in viewers,,,no wonder, all losers, nobody knew them,,,,Where is George Hamilton, or Jerry Springer??? please find some appeal ,,,,movie "STARS" have always generated interest., regardless of them being on the D list.,,,,,

    December 23, 2009 at 5:03 pm | Report abuse |
  20. Anne McNeff

    Jon and Kate, PLEASE GO AWAY..... we have had enough. your 15 minutes are up....

    December 23, 2009 at 4:59 pm | Report abuse |
  21. erika

    i didn't read all the posts on here, but she should go on the bachelorette or flava of love! now that's reality tv for u

    December 23, 2009 at 4:56 pm | Report abuse |
  22. Reina

    Oh please don't subject us to anymore Gosselinism! She doesn't have time to do DWTS. She needs to have a real job so she can teach her 8 children responsibility and accountability so they won't be a drain on our social economy. Please no more dysfunctional family drama. If they do ask her to participate on DWTS they need a negative phone line so we can vote her OFF the show.

    December 23, 2009 at 4:39 pm | Report abuse |
  23. andrew

    its crazy how many people have commented on this while all of them say they dont care.....

    i think people care if they comment no?

    December 23, 2009 at 4:31 pm | Report abuse |
  24. WTH

    She would not need to go on another show to make more money if she AND Jon would dial their lifestyles back to something within the realm of normal. They made big bucks off the series. If she goes back the way she lived before the show, she could make that money go a looong way.

    I think they both got a taste of the fame and the good life and have become accustomed to it.

    December 23, 2009 at 4:30 pm | Report abuse |
  25. Shay-Boogie

    It all comes out now. I have been done with Kate & Jon. But for Team Kate doesnt it seem interesting that she was boohoo and belly aching about Jon, but now we are seeing another side. She played the victim and Jon did this and that and I just want to be a mom and be normal. well you got it honey! you are a divorced single mom, no more tv show so go and live the norml life. But wait, what's this, you havent been divorced and normal a week and already you are putting in a bid to be on tv AGAIN!!!!!! and not for nothing, but marriage isnt edged in stone and that's something to think about before having an army of children that you very well may have to raise alone one day.

    December 23, 2009 at 4:23 pm | Report abuse |
  26. T.soria

    PLEASE PLEASE NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! SO OVER HEARING ABOUT HER THE ONLY ONES I CARE ABOUT ARE THE KIDS

    December 23, 2009 at 4:19 pm | Report abuse |
  27. jf

    Wow....so much complaining....I would rather see Kate on DWTS than many of the "stars" that have sucked it up on the show in the past. And why do any of you even care? If someone says they would like to be on DWTS, why shouldn't they be allowed to say it without people they don't even know complaining and stating that they will no longer watch the show? I don't understand.....

    December 23, 2009 at 3:30 pm | Report abuse |
  28. mtrunner

    Why does having so many kids when you cannot AFFORD them may you newworthy? Kids are a privalige if you cannot afford them do not have them. Do not push them into something to pay YOUR bills. W here did the invitro money come from? They knew what they were doing, everyone does if they are about to implant 1 or 100 eggs. There are alot more interesting people to watch besides these losers. How about CNN heros? People who contribute instead of take and "I want ..what a household. They ALL WANT for more attention. When would Kate have time to 'run' her household if she did another show? Besides DWTS is NOT about making money. She wants to see if she can get the attention that Melissa gets...she got dropped on National TV from the Bachelor. She has way more class than Kate ever thought of having. The world is so full of problems and then some wonder what will happen to Kate and her brood. Pooey! They have money, they made money. Why else would Jon pay 10k a month? Mom of 4, could you make do no 10k a month with 8? No one HAS to shop at fancy stores or get their nails done or get $200 hair cuts. That is a lot of food. Kate needs a shrink and move on.

    December 23, 2009 at 3:27 pm | Report abuse |
  29. Aggie

    Lighten up, people. What's wrong with her trying to be on DWTS? It's not going to traumatize her children if they see their mother dancing–get real, people, and stop being so hateful. And, Paula, you say, "Does Kate not realize she has 8 children! Can she not just be a normal mom? She should be helping them deal with the divorce and not keep putting herself first. She needs a reality check!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!" My answer is yes, she does realize she has 8 kids, and she needs to do whatever she can to support them. It sounds to me like she is thinking of the kids. I would say she has a good grasp on reality. (But you need a punctuation check) And are you saying that every woman who goes on DWTS is not a "normal" mom?

    December 23, 2009 at 3:21 pm | Report abuse |
  30. Linda

    Good for you Kate. Reach for the stars, and follow your heart. Your a good mom and provider, everything else will follow suit. Enjoy your life.

    December 23, 2009 at 3:18 pm | Report abuse |
  31. mtrunner

    Please can these 2 < jon and kate, fly away with the Balloon family? Do you not have to have some claim to fame other than 8(9 counting jon)kids? Maybe Kate should go back to school and get a REAL life. Her kids are in "camera withdrawl'?I feel a rehab program for them all off camera, for good! If she shows up on DWTS my large weekly group will rent movies for the season! Why won't she just go away?

    December 23, 2009 at 3:10 pm | Report abuse |
  32. JJ

    GO FOR IT KATE!!

    December 23, 2009 at 3:09 pm | Report abuse |
  33. Mom of 4

    Wow – you women are very judgemental of her. Hmmm... she needs a job, hmmm... one that would give her the opportunity to be flexible ... wish I had a job like that. Just because you're a mom doesn't mean that you have to be with your children 24/7 to be a good parent. I PERSONNALY HAVE TO WORK, I don't have a choice – it's either that or my children won't eat, or have a roof over their heads.

    I believe the "8" children were not planned as a comment sounded earlier in this post. At that time I'm sure Jon and Kate were not thinking that they would end up divorced either.

    It must be great to throw stones, when you have never lived in her shoes. I for one know how hard it can be at time being a mom of only 4 children. I love how people are saying that she isn't a good mom for being in the public eye and putting their children in the spotlight ... should we then take every tv show on the air and remove every child under the age of 15? Or how about Michelle Obama – she does public apperances and travels with her husband.... oh what a bad mom... Whatever! Grow up ladies!

    December 23, 2009 at 2:54 pm | Report abuse |
  34. Mindy

    Go for it Kate. All you Kate-haters are just jealous, she has done things and has had opertunities you will never have. I think she would be great on DWTS!

    December 23, 2009 at 2:45 pm | Report abuse |
  35. sick of kate

    She cant make it as a nurse. Then why did she get pregnant, find out she was carrying six all while being a nurse. What would she have done if the show never happened? She would have survived just like everyone else. Go back to nursing Kate, sell your mansion and buy a normal house like everyone else. But if you do go back to nursing, do your patients a favor and stick to a speciality like the operation room, where your patients will be asleep and will not have to deal with you. You do not stike me as a caring or compassionate person.

    December 23, 2009 at 2:39 pm | Report abuse |
  36. Rob

    Kate can't get a "normal" job to support 8 kids. She needs to make money somehow, so as long as they are willing to pay her – I say cash in, baby! I'm sure she makes better money on TV than in the nursing field.

    December 23, 2009 at 2:33 pm | Report abuse |
  37. Sharon

    You go girl! You need to have some fun and laugh!

    December 23, 2009 at 2:13 pm | Report abuse |
  38. HMC

    Oh my god, why doesn't this stupid woman just go away. She has her children, the house – get a real job, find daycare..and stop irritating the rest of us. She is not a celebrity, she does nothing to promote world peace, she does nothing to help the cause of the suffering – she needs to step back and out of this ridiculous spotlight that the media seems to shine on her.

    December 23, 2009 at 2:12 pm | Report abuse |
  39. Chelley

    First, I DO NOT hate her, but enough is enough! I really don't want to see her on DWTS, please no!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    December 23, 2009 at 2:07 pm | Report abuse |
  40. Maryt

    She should have thought about nursing wages before she had that many kids. Pimping yourself and your kids in front of the cameras is no way to raise your kids. This woman needs to go away. What a freak.

    December 23, 2009 at 2:01 pm | Report abuse |
  41. Lise

    I think Katy should at home with her kids instade of doing TV shows. I think all she wants is money if she does not want to be a mom she should just give the kids to Jon. I beleive they would be better off with Jon.

    December 23, 2009 at 1:32 pm | Report abuse |
  42. tulip

    She is a money hungry loser, raise your kids. all this its for the kids stuff, she is so fake, any one else notice how much she has physically changed?

    December 23, 2009 at 1:06 pm | Report abuse |
  43. Donna

    I won't watch if they put her on. She should focus on her kids and not the limelight. If she loses she will probably blame her Ex. Focus on your kids Kate!!!!

    December 23, 2009 at 1:04 pm | Report abuse |
  44. snowman

    I want to see kate dance.
    It will be interestng in the latin round to see if she can bring it.

    But she is determinded and is the breadwinner for her family.

    December 23, 2009 at 12:56 pm | Report abuse |
  45. Bev

    if you don't like her dont watch. if you don't like her don't read & then waste your time commenting on the news articles. get a life you kate-haters! you're just jealous anyway, LOL

    December 23, 2009 at 12:48 pm | Report abuse |
  46. LJA

    I JUST FOUND 1 COMMENT (December 22nd, 2009 10:01 am ET

    I like Kate. If she's on DWTS, I'll return to watching it. Why is everyone so upset that Kate may spend time on DWTS? Nobody slammed Marie Osmond or any of the other mothers for being on the show.)

    REMEMBER SOME OF THOSE STARS ALIKE MARIE AND DONNIE OSMOND AND THEIR KIDS ARE ALREADY GROWN UP! DUH!!!

    December 23, 2009 at 12:18 pm | Report abuse |
  47. kmac

    Go for it...I for one would love to see her on DWTS. She is doing what she needs to do to support her kids...she can't count on her X...tht is for sure.

    December 23, 2009 at 12:07 pm | Report abuse |
  48. Dianne

    Kate, go AWAY!!!! Enough already, your yesterday's old news. If you, by any chance are on DWTS, I refuse to watch, I am so damn sick and tired of seeing you on TV, oh wait, when your on, thank god for the remote!!!!!. Get a life, a real life, and stop exploiting yourself, no one gives a shit about you anymore and if they do, there IDIOTS!!!!!! You have made ALOT of money, exploting your kids, STOP already. Dont go away mad, just GO AWAY!!!! see ya, wouldn't want to be ya, hahahaha

    December 23, 2009 at 11:41 am | Report abuse |
  49. Catherine

    How 'bout if each of you people with nothing better to do than be nasty just send Kat a buck a month....that should solve two problems...Kate could stay home and raise her kids, and you lot could have the peace of mind of knowing that you are helping to keep her out of yor faces!

    December 23, 2009 at 11:36 am | Report abuse |
  50. BBB

    Guess I can erase that show from my DVR scheduler.

    December 23, 2009 at 11:24 am | Report abuse |
  51. Stacey A

    Why is it ok for other reality tv 'stars' to be on DWTS but not Kate. Melissa Rycroft gets famous for being dumped on the Bachelor, Holly Madison sleeps with an old guy and it's ok for them but not Kate? What about all the other stars that leave their kids for long periods of time to make movies? Why is that not bad parenting. And to call someone a bad parent takes balls. Are all of you who are calling her a bad parent with your kids 24/7? probably not.

    December 23, 2009 at 11:24 am | Report abuse |
  52. temple gary

    kate , please go away and be a mom, your were a horrible wife and treated jon like a slave master . get over yourself. you need to move back to a smaller house and get a real job and share custody with your kids and do not come back on tv. we are tired of seeing you

    December 23, 2009 at 11:16 am | Report abuse |
  53. smac

    I hate to say it, but I would love to see her on DWTS, she needs something to make her laugh.

    December 23, 2009 at 11:10 am | Report abuse |
  54. Meri

    Hey, at least she's TRYING to support her kids. Cut her some slack, haters. If you don't want to watch, then don't – otherwise, respect that she's doing her best to provide for her family, which is more than can be said about Jon.

    December 23, 2009 at 10:36 am | Report abuse |
  55. Bethany

    I say Kate go for it! I would definately watch. What would be even better if Jon was on the show as well....only if he got picked apart from the judges and voted off first. To all of you who say you no. You are oviously not real fans of the show. I think Kate would be ten times better than some of the super models thay have had on the show. Who forgot to eat and do there best at standing in one place modeling the latest clothes. NOT DANCING!!!!!!!

    December 23, 2009 at 10:32 am | Report abuse |
  56. Ariseijo

    Yes and her husband and all the new girlfriend too. It will be fun...

    December 23, 2009 at 10:31 am | Report abuse |
  57. MARCIA S

    if nursing / computer programer jobs wasnt going to pay bills why did they have so many kids the are fame addicted need a 12 step program and no more 15 mins of fame ITS OVER! to famus for a normal job , Ya me too

    December 23, 2009 at 10:29 am | Report abuse |
  58. Bobbie

    i WOULDN'T LET HER DANCE ON A POLE !!!!

    December 23, 2009 at 10:26 am | Report abuse |
  59. joshua harris

    She should be a stripper!

    December 23, 2009 at 10:21 am | Report abuse |
  60. TF14901

    I wish people would quit dogging on Kate. Yes, she was nasty to Jon on her show but did you ever wonder WHY she was nasty to him? Maybe because he never wanted to help when he was around which was not all that often. For those of you who are telling her that she needs to get a "real" job and support those kids, HELLLLOOO there is another parent who should be helping to support those kids. Do you see him getting a "real" job to help support them? No. You see him out there blowing all kinds of money on one bimbo after another. Kate is NOT the only parent here. Yes, Kate goes on book tours and shows. SHE IS ATTEMPTING TO PROVIDE FOR HER CHILDREN!!!! She did not put her children through a whole lot with the show as the bedrooms were off limits to filming and if the children didn't want to film, the camera crew stopped filming and left. IF you actually watched the show from the beginning of the show to the sad, sad end of the show, you would have seen the camera crew leave several times as one or more children didn't want the cameras on anymore. Jon saying that he had an epiphany and he feels that the show is not good for his children, he is only saying that because HE is not on the show any more. He did that himself by moving so far away from his children. He moved to NY so he could be a full time player and a part time dad. He is doing more damage to his children by banging every other bimbo out there than the show did to them. Jon needs to get a job, pay child support and alimony, and be there for the kids more than he is instead of being out in another state, throwing money at all these bimbos and living beyond his means. Jon is the one who picked out that house, not Kate. Kate wanted a house that was more reasonable for there family but she didn't want a mansion. START DOGGING ON JON PLEASE!! HE"S THE ONE THAT COULDN"T KEEP HIS SAUSAGE IN IT"S PACKAGING!!!!!

    December 23, 2009 at 9:04 am | Report abuse |
  61. dancinghawk

    For all the haters how do you know so much about Kat? if you had not watched Jon and Kate ??

    Turn the channel if you do not like reality shows, all you have to do is not watch them!

    My daughter was on a Reality show that over 40 millon people watched in more than 22 countrys so I think there are alot of folks that like reality shows. Kate keep on Girl!

    And 15 minsof Fame???? lol when was the last show some of you were on?? And I guarantee she will be more famous than for 15 minutes . My daughter still is riding the wave!!!!

    December 23, 2009 at 2:56 am | Report abuse |
  62. kelly

    I don't know if she was joking or not, however, if she is on DWTS (which is one of my favorite shows) my husband will be relieved to know that he doesn't have to worry about me watching it. Kate should live off the money and residuals that she already makes and just solely focus on her children. Not ways to make money off of the infamy of her situation. Move on America, let's find another train wreck to discuss and analyze.

    December 23, 2009 at 12:44 am | Report abuse |
  63. Phyllis D

    I concur, we don't need any further torture, but it would be a sight to behold!

    December 22, 2009 at 9:14 pm | Report abuse |
  64. Lisa

    Why not. And they can call it Dancing with the has beens. They can have kate, octomom and ballon boy parents!

    December 22, 2009 at 8:26 pm | Report abuse |
  65. Nikki

    I enjoyed the show and I think this will be a great way for her to go out by herself and do something for herself.

    December 22, 2009 at 6:35 pm | Report abuse |
  66. lily

    Kate needs to take care of the children not parade her ugly ass all over a screen that will be blank at my house. I am sick of Kate, she is not a good mother or a good person. She ainn't all that.

    December 22, 2009 at 6:18 pm | Report abuse |
  67. eddie

    kate, you are infamous....not famous

    December 22, 2009 at 6:07 pm | Report abuse |
  68. susan

    Please spare us Kate, no one wants to watch you make an ass out of yourself AGAIN!!!!! Susie, Atlanta GA

    December 22, 2009 at 5:36 pm | Report abuse |
  69. Mary

    Enough is enough!!! I am tired of hearing this woman say how everything she does is for her kids–everything she does is for her. She thinks she is ENTITLED to live the grand life just because she had 8 kids and spent her pregnancy in bed. Enough!! If she wants to teach her kids real values than she should get rid of the mansion, the TV cameras and demonstrate to her children that being a success in life is not about selling yourself and your children so that you can live in a mansion and go on lots of trips paid by others: that is called prostitution. What is wrong with living a middle class life? Watching reruns of their earlier shows I think the whole family was much happier and better off living in the suburbs when they were still grounded in reality and had contact with neighbors, friends and family. Kate let it all go to her head. If she goes on Dancing with the Stars I will not watch and I hope the rest of the viewing audience votes her off the first chance they get!

    December 22, 2009 at 4:57 pm | Report abuse |
  70. Tauna

    Kate is a media hound extraordinaire. I would watch 'Dancing' if her soon to be ex hubby John were on it – but Kate? No thanks.

    December 22, 2009 at 4:40 pm | Report abuse |
  71. Kim

    for all of you who have said "she wasn't serious" or "she said she wanted to be on DWTS in a joking manner", she is just testing the waters to see what kind of new reality stunt she can worm her way into.

    Let's face it, she will never be able to go back to nursing or anykind of normal job now, she has been ruined. Can you imagine the PR nightmare a hospital would have with her on the staff? The kind of security they would have to have in place with her there? All she can do now is work on public appearances and scrapping by anyway she can.

    The judicial system will make Jon pay through the nose for those 8 kids, regardless of whether he has a job or not. Believe me unless he really wants to spend time with a different reality, he will find a way to pay his debt to his family.

    December 22, 2009 at 3:34 pm | Report abuse |
  72. jjsmomma

    Its called Dancing with the Stars. She isnt a star. Desperate!

    December 22, 2009 at 3:28 pm | Report abuse |
  73. Chris

    Let us not forget that they made MILLIONS while doing their tv show....... there is no reason she should have to work again..... providing she was not throwing her money around like she deserves it!!

    December 22, 2009 at 2:31 pm | Report abuse |
  74. Moche

    OMFG!!!! im a SOOOO over this woman and all the boring tedious BS that has been associated with that lame +8 crap... please please please someone hurry and cut these 15 mins it is WAY overdue!

    December 22, 2009 at 2:31 pm | Report abuse |
  75. Debra R

    I have a suggestion for DWTS:

    race car driver Jimmie Johnson or Dale Ernhart Jr., actor Mark Harmon, William Shatner, indy car champ Dario Franchitti, actor Adrian Paul.....

    December 22, 2009 at 1:42 pm | Report abuse |
  76. Stan O'Neill

    Two words: fame whore!

    December 22, 2009 at 12:43 pm | Report abuse |
  77. cforbes

    OMG!! For everyone that says this woman has a right to find way to support herself, you look ignorant. With all the money that the family made off their show, they should have been set for life. I am sure that she still has enough money for her and her children to be fine. If she doesn't, then it is her own fault. When you have a family of eight maybe you should be shopping at retail stores for clothes like the rest of the world instead of worrying about designer clothes and haircuts. I have never seen a mother of 3 much less a mother of 8 look so well put together every day. Maybe a little less time with a stylist would benefit the kids. This woman has become an attention seeker who feels she must be in the spotlight. It just sickens me!

    December 22, 2009 at 12:22 pm | Report abuse |
  78. kiki

    for all of you all to say that you are sick of kate and jon and all the drama that is surrounding them you sure are giving the media reason to keep them around. i mean have you stopped to look at how many comments this little artical is getting. right now i believe that there are about 80 comments. so if you really think that their 15 minutes of fame should be over stop talking about them and take them off the stage that ALL of you have put them on over the years. and if you cant do that then i suggest you stop complaining, and stop critizing their lives because i want to know how many of you could stand up and say that you dont snap on your kids or you dont fight with your husband or wife, or you dont cheat on them or any of the stuff that you have been critizing these people for. i think that if any of us had people critizing our lifes the way that everyone has critized them we would all be in the same place as them trying to find as many ways as we can to let people know the really story, because the media twists things its how they make their money. and sadly people believe the trash they read, so you have a bunch of twisted truths going around, anyone would want to try to fix it and get the story straight. so until you are ready to stop making comments and critizing every inch of these poor peoples lives then i suggest that you just get used to the always being in the media.

    December 22, 2009 at 11:58 am | Report abuse |
  79. ertugrul

    let us leave her on her own...

    December 22, 2009 at 11:41 am | Report abuse |
  80. Lorrie

    I don't know why people hate her so much when it is truly her husband who is the looser. He spends the kids money and doesn't work or add any money to the pot. He is too busy being the playboy living in his fancy Central Park Apartment, and spending money on his girlfriend. He is the one that should learn to be a parent and spend quality time with his kids. What about the day he was supposed to be with the kids and he is at the gate talking to the press and smoking a cigarette. Good roll model.

    December 22, 2009 at 11:37 am | Report abuse |
  81. Sdev

    No way, if she goes on the show, you lose another viewer NBC

    December 22, 2009 at 11:36 am | Report abuse |
  82. marie

    Give her a break. She wants to work, she needs to work. A 'normal' career/life would not bring her enough money to take care of 8kids. She can't stay home and raise the family, the so call EX-husband is too busy being a kid/dog. GOOD LUCK KATE.

    December 22, 2009 at 11:32 am | Report abuse |
  83. budgfjdkrdf

    this is rediculous how many ppl r sayi bad things bout kate. u ppl really think that there not gonna put her on so they dnt lose a couple veiwers. and how all u say she needs to stay home wit her kids. well witout a job/money she cant do that.im sure that if u guys had 8 kids and in her position u would want to do nething u could so u can support ur kids.i think they should let her on.period.

    December 22, 2009 at 11:30 am | Report abuse |
  84. Len

    I don't watch DWTS, so they can put this dim wit on if they want...makes no difference to me!

    December 22, 2009 at 11:30 am | Report abuse |
  85. Ruth

    yes!!! : )

    December 22, 2009 at 11:25 am | Report abuse |
  86. Jill

    Amazing how many of you hate her, but you seem to be reading what she says....so you must be interested. Let her do what ever it takes to support those childern. How many a hours a day do you spend with your kids.....I mean really spend with your kids...not just being home when they are....it is not quanity......it is quality.........if she is not using tax payers money to support the children then i say GO FOR IT KATE.....HAVE FUN IN LIFE!! Life is way to short to miss out on anything.....

    December 22, 2009 at 11:21 am | Report abuse |
  87. John

    Kate, you are one PATHETIC loser. GO AWAY, PLEASE!!!

    December 22, 2009 at 11:20 am | Report abuse |
  88. Catherine

    People who make these disparaging remarks about Kate are not looking at reality! A nurse simply cannot afford to look after financially and give time to her kids.....she would be working so much overtime just to cover the basics! She is doing what she needs to do...spending time with her kids and finding ways to provide for them in the most practical way she can at this point.
    Jon, never seemed to be a team player...she shouldered most of the burden and looks like she still does...the constant burden of bearing most of the responsibility would make anyone a little cranky! He is off doing the single-guy-who-used-to-be-married routine! Grow up! There are a lot of men out there who put him to shame!
    Kate is home baking cookies with her kids....Jon is out there collecting "cookies" for himself!

    December 22, 2009 at 11:08 am | Report abuse |
  89. dan

    It is pretty obvious that TLC is run by women who are like Kate and feed her enormous ego.

    December 22, 2009 at 11:08 am | Report abuse |
  90. Kat

    I'm sorry, DWTS is only for celebrities, and as Kate has tried to tell us many times, she is not a celebrity, she is "just a mom". She should focus her attention on being just that – a Mom, because those kids need her now.

    December 22, 2009 at 11:05 am | Report abuse |
  91. teresa

    Wow! what a hateful bunch of people. May you have peace in your life and may you and Jon work together to get your children grown. I have been there and I learn a lesson from a good friend that continued to pay alimony even after his ex remarried. I asked why. He said to take away from the mother is to take away from the child – his child. After that I always tried to do what would be best for my kids even if I thought it would benefit their father.
    peace

    December 22, 2009 at 11:01 am | Report abuse |
  92. Dave

    I've watched every season of DWTS. If a gosselin is on it, I will boycott the season.

    December 22, 2009 at 10:59 am | Report abuse |
  93. Chris

    Perhaps while she is rehearsing & performing for DWTS, Jon could be spending time with the kids! She does have to earn a living b/c chances of Jon being able to pay the child support while he's out living the single life are pretty slim. why arent more people getting on Jon for his time away from the kids? No, this is not the ideal parenting situation but nothing about this family is ideal... they have to do the best with where they are right now. Fact is... they have 8 kids and it is expensive to support them all.

    December 22, 2009 at 10:57 am | Report abuse |
  94. Marg

    Doesn't Kate always say that her kids come first? Obviously not since Dancing with the Stars takes hours and hours of preparation...time away from her kids. I will not watch DWTS if this woman is on the show. I think we have all had enough of this fame-seeking woman!

    December 22, 2009 at 10:56 am | Report abuse |
  95. Rachel

    Now she just went and ruined a good show. Will not watch this season of Dancing with The Stars.

    December 22, 2009 at 10:51 am | Report abuse |
  96. timl

    people she is NO celebrity and made her money prostituting the privacy of her kids! she became rich while others struggle for a paycheck....no fricking talent

    December 22, 2009 at 10:48 am | Report abuse |
  97. DJ

    Really... OMFG... Really... Go raise your kids and stop traumatizing them.

    December 22, 2009 at 10:46 am | Report abuse |
  98. Tom

    They should change the name of the show to "Dancing with Semi-Famous Reality TV People". ABC = Fail.

    December 22, 2009 at 10:44 am | Report abuse |
  99. Sarah

    I don't know Kate's personal circumstances, but what I see is that she can't get enough media attention and is neglecting her 8 kids. They've had a rough year, and what they need most is some stability, not a mother who is spending ALL of her waking minutes practicing dance routines.

    Yes, Kate needs money to take care of them; but money comes from other places than reality tv. I don't know what her profession was before this Jon and Kate + 8 mess, but I think she should get a normal job. No, normal jobs do not make a whole heck of a lot of money, but if she's frugal and smart with her spending, they can make it work. This means a smaller house, wearing the same clothes for a little while longer, and finding inexpensive means of entertainment.

    December 22, 2009 at 10:43 am | Report abuse |
  100. Spitz

    I think I speak for most people when I say that the biggest draw to Jon and Kate Plus 8 were the cute kids. I know I tuned, not to watch Jon or Kate, but to see the cute things the kids did. Without the kids they are just two highly annoying, boring adults.

    Why does Kate think we are interested in watching her?

    December 22, 2009 at 10:42 am | Report abuse |
  101. mm

    yes, go for it! good for her! this is a great opportunity to have her hair fixed! besides, she needs lots of money/publicity that may get her another job on TV to support her and the kids (she can't count on her ex and unfortunately being a nurse doesn't pay the bills – that's wrong on so many levels but that's the reality). there have been quite a few contestants "unwanted by the public" on htat show that ended up making for a good 'bad/entertaining/ show – so why the heck not give her a chance? she might surprise us.

    December 22, 2009 at 10:39 am | Report abuse |
  102. Tony

    Go ahead and get her on the show! I'd love to see her fall on her face!
    Besides, I've seen ppl on that show that should have never been asked to start with! This is popularity contest, not a dance contest. Ive only seen one season where the best dancer actually won. Someone tell me that Donnie Osmond was the best dancer this past season!
    At best, he should have been 3rd or 4th!!!! Remember ppl, this is a
    popularity contest, and not a dance contest! Calm down everyone. The world wont end if she's on the show. I promise.

    December 22, 2009 at 10:38 am | Report abuse |
  103. mm

    yes, go for it! good for her! this is a great opportunity to have her her fixed! besides, she needs lots of money/publicity that may get her another job on TV to support her and the kids (she can't count on her ex and unfortunately being a nurse doesn't pay the bills – that's wrong on so many levels but that's the reality). there have been quite a few contestants "unwanted by the public" on htat show that ended up making for a good 'bad/entertaining/ show – so why the heck not give her a chance? she might surprise us.

    December 22, 2009 at 10:36 am | Report abuse |
  104. jennifer

    You go girl!!!! Dance your heart out!!!!

    December 22, 2009 at 10:36 am | Report abuse |
  105. jeanne

    THIS IS ONE WAY TO GET THE KIDS BACK SEEN ON TV....THEY WILL SHOW THE KIDS IN THE AUDIENCE EVERYNIGHT, AND RUNNING UP THE THEIR MOM BACK STAGE AND MORE PEOPLE WILL TUNE IN TO SEE THE KIDS IN THE AUDIENCE THEN ANY OTHER DANCER THEY GET ON THE SHOW....IT'S BRILLIANT!!! I BET TLC IS BEHIND THIS MOVE....

    December 22, 2009 at 10:34 am | Report abuse |
  106. Anna

    Um, I'm pretty sure she was joking.

    December 22, 2009 at 10:33 am | Report abuse |
  107. gigi

    NO MORE KATE!! The only reason anyone is even remotely interested in her is because of the kids. She is a no talent wanna be!

    December 22, 2009 at 10:31 am | Report abuse |
  108. alex

    The show is called Dancing with the STARS. Even if they are of the "B" "C" calibur. Kate you are way further down the alphabet.
    Game Over

    December 22, 2009 at 10:30 am | Report abuse |
  109. elizabeth

    kate is a registered nurse (rn)...why not got back to work as an rn..you make a great salary and you can lead a normal life with your children. i smell an over inflated ego.

    December 22, 2009 at 10:27 am | Report abuse |
  110. MMDS

    guess what people, women can work and still be good moms! If she sat at home living on welfare you'd be saying "Get a job!"....which is exactly what she's trying to do!

    December 22, 2009 at 10:25 am | Report abuse |
  111. Msr

    I agree that Kate needs a job to support her family, but I don't think Dancing with the Stars is it. I watch DWTS alot and I get the impression that it takes a lot of time out of your scedule. How is she going to care for the 8 kids?

    December 22, 2009 at 10:22 am | Report abuse |
  112. Elakay

    Oh no. Please no!

    December 22, 2009 at 10:22 am | Report abuse |
  113. Patti

    I used to be a Kate-hater, but no more. She is at least trying to take care of her children and give them a decent life. Her EX on the other hand is a piece of crap. Even one his girlfriends he had while married said he is a liar. I wish her the best. She deserves it after having to deal with Jon Gosselin. She was kidding about DWTS. At least now that she is rid of him she can laugh and maybe not be so stressed out. He never helped her with hardly anything. I cannot stand him thinking he is a star! I envision his next move either porn or wrestling. hat a loser HE is–not her.

    December 22, 2009 at 10:22 am | Report abuse |
  114. Jackie

    It's funny that everyone is freaking out and saying they wouldn't watch DWTS if she was on the show... you all read the article though so something tells me you wouldn't be able to keep your eyes off of the continuing train wreck. If you really didn't care you wouldn't have wasted your time clicking on the article. Haha everyone posting are just the people who keep her in the limelight. Does she need to get a life that prioritzes her kids and that keeps her and her family out of the spotlight...probably...that being said, would I be curious enough to watch her dance...probably.

    December 22, 2009 at 10:20 am | Report abuse |
  115. Kim R

    NOOOOOOOOOO!! Enough already!!!!

    December 22, 2009 at 10:20 am | Report abuse |
  116. Andi

    It might be fun for her to be on DWTS!! We could vote her off!! LOL

    December 22, 2009 at 10:17 am | Report abuse |
  117. Happy

    Compared to the so called "stars" on the last couple of seasons Kate would be just as entertaining.

    December 22, 2009 at 10:15 am | Report abuse |
  118. ArizonaFayy

    Good grief. She has no business doing anything except taking care of those kids. If she joins DWTS I won't watch it! Talk about exploit and putting the almighty freakin dollar above all else!!!! What is wrong with her generation?????????????????

    December 22, 2009 at 10:15 am | Report abuse |
  119. sickofthegosselins

    Why would she even think she was qualified? The only reason she is famous is because she had a litter of puppies and her and her husband are little more than fame-whoring trash. I can't stand how entitled she acts. I can wait for her fifteen to be over. My clock reads 14:58 so the end is near hopefully.

    December 22, 2009 at 10:13 am | Report abuse |
  120. Lisa

    Kate has a life – and now has 8 childrent to support without a job (Thanks to Jon). Let her be. No one is perfect and we wouldn't stand up under the microscope she is living under either. Give her a BREAK! If you are all so against her, why are you reading an article about her? Neither she or Jon will go away until you let them go.

    December 22, 2009 at 10:12 am | Report abuse |
  121. chris

    My first reaction was please just go away and take care of your kids – they are going to need more help now than ever before. Ask any kid from a divorce. But... this is the only way she's been able to make any money, and in these times...

    December 22, 2009 at 10:12 am | Report abuse |
  122. judy

    this woman is probably one of the most selffish woman I have ever met. When I was divorced it was about my kids not me. She still is putting herself first children later. She is a paparazzi hound..she wants to be on TV–what a waste. her 15min is up

    December 22, 2009 at 10:08 am | Report abuse |
  123. B

    I'll do the same thing I did while Delay was on. Turn off the show. Turned out we just didn't miss it.

    December 22, 2009 at 10:01 am | Report abuse |
  124. deb

    I like Kate. If she's on DWTS, I'll return to watching it. Why is everyone so upset that Kate may spend time on DWTS? Nobody slammed Marie Osmond or any of the other mothers for being on the show.

    December 22, 2009 at 10:01 am | Report abuse |
  125. Carolae

    If she wants to get out and do something, try volunteering at a hospital or center for children. Stop trying to be a 'wanna-be' on another reality show.....she is in one of her own. I guess if she doesn't have another show to get paid for, she and her brood will be on welfare and then all of us can help pay for it! Wanting to be on DWTS is just another way to get recognition. I love that show but hope she doesn't get picked.

    December 22, 2009 at 10:00 am | Report abuse |
  126. Margaret

    I know a few families that have 8 or more children. They seem to provide for them just fine without being on any reality show. The show has always been about Kate, not the children. Gosh she's even beginning to think of herself as a star. She meant exactly what she said about being on DWTS. Don't kid yourselves. She's a con artist.

    December 22, 2009 at 9:59 am | Report abuse |
  127. Terri

    Oh no! Please No!! Not DWTS, I will stop watching it if Kate is on it. Please go home to your kids. You say how you are a full time mom trying to do the best for your kids. Well go HOME AND RAISE YOUR KIDS, be a part of your kids lives, watch them grow and stop traveling all over the country. I'm sure traveling is taking a lot of money away from your kids, it has got be be pretty costly. Who is watching the kids while she is off traveling and Jon is busy smoozing whoever he can. Get a life people – start acting like a normal family. I think they need to go live with the Duggers for a while and learn some lessons.

    December 22, 2009 at 9:53 am | Report abuse |
  128. robjh

    Geez! More of this family????

    December 22, 2009 at 9:52 am | Report abuse |
  129. nana

    Kate does not need to do this for the money if she / Jon had invested the money they were making on their show. If they were receiving $25,000 per show times 20 shows a year times 6 years- do the math, they should have over $3,000,000. No house payment, they have not had to pay for vacations or sitters, where is all this money they received. She is just a self centered money hungry person. Stay home Kate and try and give those kids a real life. Reality TV is not real life!

    December 22, 2009 at 9:50 am | Report abuse |
  130. Jason

    You really should have to be a "Star" to be on that show. I'm sure they will put her on just like the rest of the has beens and people no one ever heard of like extras from some D- movie. Good luck with life Kate but give it up, you're not a star, you're not famous, you say you are a mother first but it doesn't show anymore. Live your life, don't try to live someone else's.

    December 22, 2009 at 9:50 am | Report abuse |
  131. hutch

    I thought you needed to be a star to be on that show. Is that so???

    December 22, 2009 at 9:49 am | Report abuse |
  132. Kim

    She's not a star – I think that sums it up. I wouldn't watch.

    December 22, 2009 at 9:49 am | Report abuse |
  133. Tom

    Well, when should we be hearing about this show being taken off the ABC primetime lineup?

    December 22, 2009 at 9:47 am | Report abuse |
  134. AG

    The fact that any blog with her name can generate so many comments and passionate debate just proves that she is no longer a "noraml person". She has 8 kids to support and more power to her if by appearing on television she can support them.

    December 22, 2009 at 9:47 am | Report abuse |
  135. Melisanthrope

    Why are people invoking Sarah Palin in this thread? Stay on topic if you're going to express an opinion. "Dancing with the Stars" promotes has-beens, hence Heather Mills and Donny Osmond. Jon Gosselin would be a better choice/follow the formula.

    December 22, 2009 at 9:44 am | Report abuse |
  136. Donna

    Let's get serious. Poor Kate?! I don't get it. Has anyone who likes Kate and hates Jon even seen the show?

    If you had watched the show, you would know that she is self riteous and everything has to be her way. Do you know what it's like to be married to a control freak? The poor man couldn't make decisions for the family, she disrespected him on camera all the time. How many times I saw them on an outing and Kate would be yelling "HELLO???" at him. That is soooo annoying. She would correct him when he would speak and talked to him as if he were her personal B*tch.

    Aside from that, I am amazed at how wonderful the sextuplets are. What kind of woman takes her kids to places where normal kids are allowed to get dirty and not allow them to be normal? I remember the episode where they went to decorate cupcakes and the control freak not only wouldn't allow them to get dirty and have fun, she wouldn't even let them eat one. Jon tried, but guess who won.

    I quit watching the show because she got on my last nerve. I would tell my daughter.. "you watch, he is going to run from that woman screeming and I would be surprised it was in the midst of a meltdown".

    I don't agree with all of the decisions Jon has made, and I don't agree with cheating, but she had to see this coming. Has she looked in the mirror? I am sick of this story, but Kate is being put on a pedistal by the network and Jon is being made to be a schmuck. Let's get one thing straight. He loves his kids and if you saw the show, you would know that. He is trying to earn money to raise his kids and the network won't let him. I think Jon is getting the short end of the stick. He is a man who could not stand to be married to poor little self riteous Kate. Kate should take care of her kids and work with the network to allow Jon to work and provide.

    Why would she do that? She is a fame whore and since she can't pimp her kids anymore, how else is she going to get on TV?

    December 22, 2009 at 9:42 am | Report abuse |
  137. Bill from Atlanta

    All you need to know about Kate...This is from an article that was summarizing her request for more aid from the state of PA:

    Mother of sextuplets wants nurse to stay

    She says her family needs continued Medicaid help to care for the six infants and her young twins.

    Kate Gosselin said she felt society had a responsibility to help with the children, since modern medicine promotes the use of fertility drugs, which can lead to multiple births.

    December 22, 2009 at 9:35 am | Report abuse |
  138. Chris

    does "DWTS" stand for DIMWITS???? just asking cuz i could care less about kate and jon, they are semi-famous for absolutely nothing at all!!!

    December 22, 2009 at 9:35 am | Report abuse |
  139. ssmith

    Everybody's going on about how hard this woman has it to be raising so many kids. Am I the only one to remember that she and her husband did this to themselves? They were the ones who decided to do the fertility/invitro thing. Multiples are common with this procedure. They should NEVER have done this procedure if they were having problems. They set themselves up to have a posse of kids to raise in a broken home. I don't feel badly for these people at all. The kids will be the ones to pay for their parents' stupidity.

    Given that, mothers have the right and the need to do things away from their children to have time to themselves. The father gets to live fancy free and mom needs time away too. However, DWTS would take more time than she should be away from her kids right now. The kids would feel abandoned if she suddenly started being absent all the time on top of their father not being in the home.

    Just my opinion.

    December 22, 2009 at 9:30 am | Report abuse |
  140. C

    Why won't this woman do her children a favor and TAKE HERSELF OFF TV!!!! Enough is enough already! How attention starved does she have to be?

    December 22, 2009 at 9:29 am | Report abuse |
  141. Penny

    this is so sad, what will become of the kids. The people on DWTS practice hours a day (6-8) and up to 16 weeks depending on how long they last. What will she do with the kids. Does she think this is good for them. Oh I forgot – she only thinks about what she wants and not what is good for the children. Stay home and take care of your babies and stay off the TV!

    December 22, 2009 at 9:28 am | Report abuse |
  142. David C.

    I just wish Jon and Kate would just go earn a normal living and quit filling up the headlines. Of course I waish all of this so-called "reality tv" would just die off.

    December 22, 2009 at 9:24 am | Report abuse |
  143. JIM (BALTIMORE)

    From rags to riches to rags again, love it....

    December 22, 2009 at 9:24 am | Report abuse |
  144. Christina S

    Dance Kate Dance!!! I'd love to see you on the show and see you be successful! People that are so anti-kate should pan out a little and get some perspective. She's a person! Does anyone believe in common decency anymore?

    December 22, 2009 at 9:23 am | Report abuse |
  145. Lourdes

    I dont watch the show anymore. They seem to cast
    people that need more fame. No thanks! Kate needs
    to go take care of her children.

    December 22, 2009 at 9:23 am | Report abuse |
  146. Lori

    I SOO do not want to see Kate Gosselin on DWTS. Does she actually think she's a STAR? That's truly sad. It also flies in the face of her 'I'm just a mom looking out for her kids' line. For some reason, going to LA for months to dance on TV doesn't strike me as an effective way to look after kids who are in school in PA. I truly feel bad for these kids. Glory hound, power tripping mother, immature twit for a dad.... Can't wait for the day when I realize I haven't heard anything about them for years.

    December 22, 2009 at 9:22 am | Report abuse |
  147. Raelyn

    OH FOR HEAVEN'S SAKE .... She's had more than her 15 minutes of fame! Time to get back to the business of raising her poor children,

    December 22, 2009 at 9:20 am | Report abuse |
  148. mary

    ENOUGH ENOUGH ENOUGH OF OF THE GOSSELINS. I LOVE DANCING WITH THE STARS AND I WILL NOT WATCH IF THEY PUT HER ON...NEVER..SHE NEEDS TO QUIT GOING AFTER FAME.

    December 22, 2009 at 9:19 am | Report abuse |
  149. Pam

    Doesn't she have like 8 kids to take care of? If she doesn't want their father to have them then I guess she needs to stay her back side home and do it herself.

    December 22, 2009 at 9:15 am | Report abuse |
  150. M Simons

    KATE – GO BE A MOM.

    Good lord.

    December 22, 2009 at 9:15 am | Report abuse |
  151. SAM

    If Kate is on DWTS I will definitely never watch that show again. She wants to stay in the lime light. She loves her children, but staying in the lime light is not for them, it's for herself. She is a fake.

    December 22, 2009 at 9:13 am | Report abuse |
  152. Sue

    Is this woman crazy, one week we hear how she is all about her kids and now we hear from her own mouth she wants a talk show & now to do DWTS! If I recall all involved state it is a time commitment more than they thought....................who is looking after the kids! She seems to be out and about a lot. Why can she do all these TV shows and Jon is being sued??????

    Those kids are getting the short end and I for one do not want to see anymore of her!

    December 22, 2009 at 9:11 am | Report abuse |
  153. Jason

    When do we see one or more of the Gosselin kids knocking over video stores, rahter start their spiral into madness. How is that going to be handled. Are the TMZ's or the Leno's going to be there to film and ask questions. Their whole rise and falll has been just horrible to have shoved down our throats.

    December 22, 2009 at 9:10 am | Report abuse |
  154. DJ

    Hasn't the world had enough of this woman? People are feeling bad for her because of how Jon betrayed her. We all have problems. Get a grip! Besides, she wasn't no angel. A complete control freak. I am glad I don't watch that show because if I did, I wouldn't anymore. Enough is enough! She doesn't deserve to be in the spotlight.

    December 22, 2009 at 9:09 am | Report abuse |
  155. Big D

    Pathetic! Pathetic!! Pathetic!!! Pathetic!!!! Pathetic!!!!! Pathetic!!!!!!

    Be a mother please for a change!

    Who is going to ignore the kids when you are gone...or not give them water...or not stop criticising them?

    Actually maybe it is a good idea that you are gone for a month for the kid's sake! Then, you go girl!

    December 22, 2009 at 9:08 am | Report abuse |
  156. Katherine

    This woman has become a billboard of "Don't Let This Happen To You". She wants to come off as the dotting mom of eight but in reality her biggest concern is her IMAGINED career and celebrity. She is pathetic. Kate, America is sick of you, please stay home and continue to back those cookies.

    December 22, 2009 at 9:07 am | Report abuse |
  157. Debra R

    Wow I thought her 15 minutes were up....

    December 22, 2009 at 9:06 am | Report abuse |
  158. Michele

    Why do you continue to give this media whore the attention she craves? Do her a favor and help her get over herself by ignoring her. Does she think that anyone believes she had those kids for any reason other than to make money off of them? CNN or some other media outlet should be pushing for the kids to be taken from the so-called parents and raised by REAL human beings, so they will at least have a chance to grow healthy psyches. But if you absolutely MUST have Jon/Kate (under threat frim the internet gods of broadband loss or something?) why not point out what a nasty wanna be bitch queen she is? No wonder Jon looked elsewhere. She's so impressed with herself, I'm sure she had no time for him OR the kids (unless, of course, cameras were rolling and money was being paid).
    UGH-just another octomom!

    December 22, 2009 at 9:04 am | Report abuse |
  159. Shoe

    How insane! Oh well, let's just stick Jon and Kate BOTH on DWTS and let them humiliate themselves together ... once again. I'll never watch that show if either one is on. Ug!

    December 22, 2009 at 9:01 am | Report abuse |
  160. Chris K

    I don't actually watch this dancing show, but would definitely tune in just to see her. I say more power to her! Jon has always been a loser, and he's the one I wish we would never see again. Kate has a great personality and would do well on another TV show.

    December 22, 2009 at 8:49 am | Report abuse |
  161. Karen

    Oh give me a break!

    December 22, 2009 at 8:47 am | Report abuse |
  162. mer

    Great – Kate Gosselin and Levi Johnson want to be on DWTS. I hope someone with some sense is making those decisions, and will tell them both, NO!

    December 22, 2009 at 8:43 am | Report abuse |
  163. mike

    I would rather watch the guidos from jersey, Not really. Just take me out of this reality tv hell

    December 22, 2009 at 8:43 am | Report abuse |
  164. Marilyn

    Will these people please go away? It take so little to make someone famous these days. Let her get a REAL job like the rest of us. She is so caught up in HERSELF it isn't funny. They are both dirt bags!

    December 22, 2009 at 8:41 am | Report abuse |
  165. Carol K

    I was a single mom for 15 years of just one child, and I had a decent job, but I can't imagine trying to raise 8 children on that salary! Are folks just jealous of her fame? Please, she is funny, she has a personality – get over yourselves!

    December 22, 2009 at 8:27 am | Report abuse |
  166. Javeritt

    Does anybody really care if she is on the show? There are usually people on there that nobody really knows anyway. At least this way you will know who she is and you can bask in your hatred when she gets the boot.

    December 22, 2009 at 8:15 am | Report abuse |
  167. Reality Bites

    I would NOT watch DWTS the season she is on.

    December 21, 2009 at 7:21 pm | Report abuse |
  168. Katie

    DWTS! PLEASE DO NOT PUT THIS WOMAN ON THE SHOW. I AM A HUGE FAN BUT ABSOLUTELY WOULD NOT WATCH IF THIS PERSON (NOT A STAR) IS ON.

    December 21, 2009 at 7:20 pm | Report abuse |
  169. shana

    money, money, money......MONEY!!!!!

    December 21, 2009 at 7:18 pm | Report abuse |
  170. M Lankford

    Please NO more of either Jon or Kate.

    December 21, 2009 at 7:13 pm | Report abuse |
  171. c

    Go Kate! Go Kate! Do what you think is best for you and your family! If others can can and join DWTS, why can't Kate do it oo?

    December 21, 2009 at 7:08 pm | Report abuse |
  172. melissa

    please God no..

    December 21, 2009 at 7:06 pm | Report abuse |
  173. Heather Hernandez

    i hope kate gets on the show.she needs a hustle to take care of those children so she isnt hearing the same people complaining now complain some more over her living off of tax dollars. go kate!!! whatever works for you hunny.

    December 21, 2009 at 7:06 pm | Report abuse |
  174. bevvie

    Go for it, Kate. You have as much right as others who have been on DWTS. Now I do not think that I would want to see Jon on the show.

    December 21, 2009 at 7:03 pm | Report abuse |
  175. Brenda Hills

    Oh please.. enough of her.. I am so sick of her ! I for one will not be watching DWTS if she is on it. I will lose all respect for it if she is actually chosen to be on it....

    December 21, 2009 at 7:01 pm | Report abuse |
  176. Laura

    I saw Leno that night and she said it in a joking manner. She didn't appear to be serious about it.

    December 21, 2009 at 7:00 pm | Report abuse |
  177. DAVE T

    Correct me if I'm wrong.. doesn't this woman have 8 kids and going through a nasty divorce? TAKE CARE OF YOUR KIDS YOU ATTENTION JUNKIE!!

    December 21, 2009 at 6:59 pm | Report abuse |
  178. Mike in Maine

    Good Lord – doens't this woman know when enough is enough? Just when we all thought the media was over Jon & Kate here comes Kate "suggesting" new ways to stay in the spotlight.

    Please – go take care of your adorable children. Sell that million dollar McMansion and go back to a happy rural home with some values (and I don't mean values spelled with a $$$)

    December 21, 2009 at 6:57 pm | Report abuse |
  179. tami

    Kate is an attention whore and I am so tired of hearing about poor Kate, no one wants to see her dance, let alone anything else.
    There are millions of single moms out there in the world, working and not crying because they can't make millions anymore. I raised multiples as a single mother, I didn't have to exploit my children. My multiples were natural, not from some medical procedure. She chose her life now suck it up and raise your kids.
    I wish the media would get her out of the spot light, stop asking her for interviews and to be on your shows. She is using everyone and is as bad as that dumb octomom piece of crap!

    December 21, 2009 at 6:56 pm | Report abuse |
  180. Jcakie

    UGGGGGGHHHH ENOUGH OF HER. She should spend time with her 8 kids instead of dancing around like an idiot on ANOTHER reality TV show. Jon is better off without her. Dance dance dance, while your children learn to resent you!

    December 21, 2009 at 6:55 pm | Report abuse |
  181. D

    No way! If she's on then I'm certainly not watching until she's kicked off. Her 15 minutes of fame (at the expense of her children) is way over and she needs to go away, get a real job and focus on raising her kids.

    December 21, 2009 at 6:53 pm | Report abuse |
  182. Rick

    Seriously, the name is DWT Stars....not DWT has been reality tv idiot.

    December 21, 2009 at 6:52 pm | Report abuse |
  183. Jon Smith

    Please save me the pain of watching you on on t.v. YOUR show was really nice loved the kids but it was a fantasy TLC practically paid for everything and was your glorified baby sitters. You weren't a mom you were playing the part. it was like watching that movie TRUMAN with jim carrey. Quite frankly Jon should of divorced you. During that whole show you were A CONDESCENDING BITCH AND YOU BOSSED HIM AROUND LIKE HE WAS ONE OF YOUR KIDS. YOU GOT WHAT YOU DESERVED. HE FOUND SOMEONE THAT WASN"T A ROBOTIC BITCH. Wonder what show you'll be on next maybe MTVs TRUE LIFE I'M A BITCH AND ALL ALONE.

    December 21, 2009 at 6:51 pm | Report abuse |
  184. T Overd

    The woman is making money to support her children & herself! I don't see the dead beat Jon doing anything but pretending he is 18 & cutting edge. She is the only parent acting responsibly – mothers are dumped on for not staying home & dumped on for staying home and not "contributing" to the family. This country has screwed up priorities!

    December 21, 2009 at 6:49 pm | Report abuse |
  185. sheila

    plese not my favorite show !!!!i love dancing with the stars but not if kate is in it
    i cant stand her!!!

    December 21, 2009 at 6:49 pm | Report abuse |
  186. Jill

    Why not showcase someone who is involved in an important charity or cause instead? I would prefer this limelight be given to someone who is making a positive difference in the world rather than someone who is seeking fame to support an ego and family.

    December 21, 2009 at 6:47 pm | Report abuse |
  187. sorta

    She should take care of her children. Isn't that what she wants? Guess being a "celebrity" is more important. However, she certainly has enough money to pay for nannies ....

    December 21, 2009 at 6:46 pm | Report abuse |
  188. Matt H.

    Please, no. Every attempt should be made to help this self-absorbed, shockingly immature media hound just go away. The really disappointing element of her recent divorce is that the judge didn't put all 8 children in the care of responsible, mature parents. I've been around for 51 years, and I've seen few parents as ill-qualified for parenting at Kate and Jon.

    December 21, 2009 at 6:46 pm | Report abuse |
  189. Carol

    Pllllleeeeesssssse NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO...no more of this self centered woman!!! or her X!

    December 21, 2009 at 6:44 pm | Report abuse |
  190. Doc

    Enough with this family already! She is not a star.

    December 21, 2009 at 6:44 pm | Report abuse |
  191. dona

    You know if you think back...I would have been a shrew too if I had been married to Jon. He always wondered off someplace else when he needed to be helping. She was trying to watch eight, did I mention 8 kids. ( well it was more like 9 kids)
    I think he is a slime ball.
    All the running he has done just goes to show he should never had kids to start with. I'll bet the girls won't be hanging around now that he has no show. At least she is trying to have a decent life.

    December 21, 2009 at 6:43 pm | Report abuse |
  192. JoJo

    I watched the Jay Leno show and she definitely said this as a joke. These news people will twist anything to get a headline. I thought CNN would at least make sure they are reporting accurately.

    December 21, 2009 at 6:43 pm | Report abuse |
  193. Pam

    OMG NO NO NO NO...can't stand her as it why put her back on tv I wouldn't watch it if she was on it.

    December 21, 2009 at 6:43 pm | Report abuse |
  194. E

    I'd rather not see Kate on DWTS. As it is, I've had enough of her... of course that was about a year or so ago. Oh well, don't put her on the show. Please. I'd rather watch Barney (yes, the dinosaur) attempt to dance than Kate at this point.

    December 21, 2009 at 6:40 pm | Report abuse |
  195. Kirby

    I so cannot stand this woman. If she is on DWTS I will NOT watch. This is the person who says her priority is her kids but goes on the Leno show, The Today Show, The View and any other show she can get on. Get a life...you're not the only one to have a lot of kids. She's only interested in fame.

    December 21, 2009 at 6:39 pm | Report abuse |
  196. Lou

    Go away Kate hair and all

    December 21, 2009 at 6:38 pm | Report abuse |
  197. KAREN

    Please give Kate a chance. Why do you hate her so bad. Try walking in her shoes for 5 years. I bet most of you ladies would make it about 3 days.

    December 21, 2009 at 6:35 pm | Report abuse |
  198. sooolame

    I think that no matter how terrible Kate is Jon is a scumbag for cheating and deserting his children. If Kate wants to go on a show and look like a fool then thats okay but at least shes doing something for herself while her ex husband is band from all media apperances! seriously what a joke. I am totally team Kate cause there is NO excuse for cheating and being a bad father at least Kate cares enough to support her family.

    December 21, 2009 at 6:34 pm | Report abuse |
  199. Barb

    If she ends up on DWTS I will NEVER watch that show again. Period.

    December 21, 2009 at 6:34 pm | Report abuse |
  200. Danielle

    Wow people are mean! Just as stated on here allready nursing isn't going to provide enough for 8 kids and Jon for sure can't provide enough either. If Kate gets a show or Jon would let her have a show I say go for it. I would love to be paid to stay at home with my children. Who wouldn't?

    December 21, 2009 at 6:33 pm | Report abuse |
  201. Liam

    Why doesn't that idiot stay home and take care of her kids. She's a has been that keeps on popping up when most of the viewing public loathes her. Leave, and never be heard of again, please?

    December 21, 2009 at 6:31 pm | Report abuse |
  202. A

    This proves how few people are actually watching Jay's show. In his "10 at 10" segment, Jay asked Kate IF she were to be on another reality show, which one would she like to be on. She didn't come out and say, "I want to be on DWTS" unsolicited. There is no way this is something she sits around thinking about.

    December 21, 2009 at 6:30 pm | Report abuse |
  203. Shelly

    I agree with Susan. Where is Kate going to get a job to support her children. Jon is not going to support them. I would love to see Kate on DWTS, or the View, or any other media that would help her support her children. My heart and prayers go out to Kate and her children.

    December 21, 2009 at 6:29 pm | Report abuse |
  204. doris hicks

    Kate wasn't even serious about dancing with the stars. She was joking,Come on people you folks need to get a life!

    December 21, 2009 at 6:27 pm | Report abuse |
  205. MADGE

    OMG – Kate the FAKE. PLEASE stop being a media whore and look after your children at home – no one is interested – NEXT!!

    December 21, 2009 at 6:27 pm | Report abuse |
  206. Linda

    I agree with you Susan. I am a fan of hers and would like to see anything she decides to do. I thought it was great watching her with her kids. We need more moms like her in this country. Everyone else – if you don't like her watch something else. She has a lot of fans. She held up when most people would have folded. She is going to be a good role model for single moms. Too many single moms run to the bars or internet because they think they are worthless without a man. Kate knows what her priorities should be. Too many parents in our country don't.

    December 21, 2009 at 6:23 pm | Report abuse |
  207. Steve

    I could definately see how it'd be a good idea for a single mother of eight to spend all of that time practicing dance moves. I mean, really, how much direct parental supervision do eight children under the age of 12 really need anyways? It's not like she'd be spending her time frivolously. This would be for a good cause, right (her own aggrandizement)?

    December 21, 2009 at 6:23 pm | Report abuse |
  208. daveinCA

    I thought this was Dancing With the Stars? This woman is everything that is wrong with America in my opinion. Greedy? Check! Attention Seeking? Check! Careless about the well being of her kids? You bet! Some people just don't know when to lay low and let things rest. Stop trying to be a star to america and try and be a star to your kids idiot!

    December 21, 2009 at 6:19 pm | Report abuse |
  209. Karen

    She needs to stop nagging the world with her presence like she nagged her husband right out of her home. Go bake some cookies.

    December 21, 2009 at 6:15 pm | Report abuse |
  210. A

    No,no,no,......she's not a star,she's a mom. Stay home with those 8 kids you put through so much for money!

    December 21, 2009 at 6:04 pm | Report abuse |
  211. Daryl

    I will boycott any season that she or Paris Hilton are on!!! Hear that ABC?

    December 21, 2009 at 6:03 pm | Report abuse |
  212. Allen

    If this happens I will no longer be watching DWTS! Kate has done nothing in her ilfe other then exploit her kids and get a free ride form society. She has fooled to many and needs to go away.

    December 21, 2009 at 5:58 pm | Report abuse |
  213. Sherry

    NO, NO, NO! Producers, it's called Dancing with the Stars! I will quit watching this fun reality show (one of the only ones out there that is not negative) if you make her a contestant. She is NOT A STAR!!

    December 21, 2009 at 5:45 pm | Report abuse |
  214. Diva

    I like Kate. No one knows what they would be like if put in the position she was put into. Let her be on DWTS if they want her – more power to her.
    People don't like her because of how she treated Jon on the show, let it go. I think he has proven that there was more going on behind that camera – and he probably asked for all the attitude he got.
    http://hdiv.typepad.com/blog/

    December 21, 2009 at 5:45 pm | Report abuse |
  215. Re

    I don't understand why people hate Kate so much. Couples have problems. Let's face it sometimes women with that many children can get stuck in mommy mode and forget how to love their spouse as a friend and lover.

    Let us all remember that by saying she has 8 kids to raise and should be focusing on their well being instead of looking for a new show to spotlight her, is contradictory.

    This is how she has created the lifestyle to provide for her children comfortably. She's just doing what she must to sustain that lifestyle. I'm sure it would be much harder for her children to go back to a middle class income as opposed to seeing their mother back on the air and maintaining their current lifestyle that they've grown up with.

    Please don't attack me on this comment. I just think that she's not perfect but who is?

    December 21, 2009 at 5:42 pm | Report abuse |
  216. MC

    Oh why not join DWTS, it would be fun.

    December 21, 2009 at 5:37 pm | Report abuse |
  217. rmr797

    This whole family needs to go away! Don't wreck one of my fave shows by putting her on! I'm begging the network!

    December 21, 2009 at 5:35 pm | Report abuse |
  218. Traci

    I LOVE her. I think after what shes been through this year she should do WHATEVER SHE WANTS!!!!

    December 21, 2009 at 5:29 pm | Report abuse |
  219. China

    This woman is unbelievable!!! She will do anything to be away from her kids. Does she even know how long she would be gone?! Yes she should go back to nursing, and for those of you that say nursing wouldn't support her 8, maybe she should of thought of that before having 8 kids! And she dosen't have to live in that large house. She definately needs to live within her means. Kate and JOn need a reality check and need to act like mature and responsible parents. They both think they are entitled to everything because they have the 8, so please just disappear so we don't have to put up with thier nonsense anymore!

    December 21, 2009 at 5:28 pm | Report abuse |
  220. RT

    ok enough with kate. she keeps saying she does for her kids.
    well stay home WITH them for a change instead of going on
    book signing tours and tv appearances and leaving them with sitters.
    THAT'S what you should do FOR your kids!!!! she wouldn't have gone through any of this if she treated Jon with respect while they were married. i'm sure that's one of the reasons he got out. now she has to deal with it. ENOUGH!!!!

    December 21, 2009 at 5:04 pm | Report abuse |
  221. ps

    Geeze...she has to support her kids...let her dance! Her loser husband is too busy trying to be single again.

    December 21, 2009 at 5:01 pm | Report abuse |
  222. D

    when will she find the time?

    December 21, 2009 at 4:56 pm | Report abuse |
  223. TL

    T. why not what? Honestly, your comment doesn't make sense at all....people NEED to loosen up but STOP living their lives vicariously through reality tv celebrities?? No one said anything about living their lives thru TV stars. Watching these shows are for entertainment, even if reality based.

    December 21, 2009 at 4:53 pm | Report abuse |
  224. Cathy

    Want to make it interesting?
    Have Jon appear on the program at the same time. That would be something to see!

    December 21, 2009 at 4:53 pm | Report abuse |
  225. T

    Why not? People need to loosen up and stop living their lives vicariously through reality TV celebrities.

    December 21, 2009 at 4:47 pm | Report abuse |
  226. laura

    This woman is NOT nor ever will be a star. Keep her away from this show.

    December 21, 2009 at 4:43 pm | Report abuse |
  227. TL

    But if I HAD to choose.....I'd rather see Kate on DWTS than I would Jon! UGH!

    December 21, 2009 at 4:42 pm | Report abuse |
  228. beth

    Congratulations, Jon!!!!! You've got to be so relieved to be rid of her. Why can't we just send her and Sarah Palin to some deserted island, where they can share sob stories and tell tall tales.

    December 21, 2009 at 4:42 pm | Report abuse |
  229. Madiha

    She must be given a chance.

    December 21, 2009 at 4:41 pm | Report abuse |
  230. Kim

    So she really cares about her kids...kids first is what she has been spewing all along. Does she realize how much time the DWTS personnel invest in the show and the routines??? She will be away from her kids for an extended period of time, unless of course she carts them all along where ever she needs to go to workout and practice. That would make a great reality show of it's own...

    December 21, 2009 at 4:29 pm | Report abuse |
  231. lori

    I will not watch Kate Gosselin dance. Kate needs to stay home and take care of her kids. Kate just needs attention now and she turns me OFF. Her time in the spotlight is over.

    December 21, 2009 at 4:29 pm | Report abuse |
  232. Jenn

    I think it would be great to see her out there and enjoying herself! She's not a "normal person" anymore, so she might as well have some fun with it.

    December 21, 2009 at 4:25 pm | Report abuse |
  233. linda

    Enough with the reality tv personalities. I want to see stars.

    December 21, 2009 at 4:19 pm | Report abuse |
  234. Paula

    Does Kate not realize she has 8 children! Can she not just be a normal mom? She should be helping them deal with the divorce and not keep putting herself first. She needs a reality check!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    December 21, 2009 at 4:09 pm | Report abuse |
  235. maxie

    NO NO NO we have suffered enough of the 'new jay leno show' and of anyone on DWTS

    please no more of either !

    December 21, 2009 at 4:03 pm | Report abuse |
  236. Susan

    I can't believe it that so many comments states that Kate needs to get a life and a normal job. What kind of job can she get that would support her and all her children? A nursing job does not pay enough to support them all, ask any nurse. I am all for her if she can get jobs on tv that help support her children. I believe that I have read enough to know that she sure can't depend on her ex! I know if I had 8 children to raise, I would do anything to earn money to support them.

    December 21, 2009 at 3:55 pm | Report abuse |
  237. TimBO

    Dancing for Dollars

    December 21, 2009 at 3:50 pm | Report abuse |
  238. hjo

    kate
    give it up and go away. you have 8 children you should be putting first, not yourself or your bad dance moves. we've already watched you fumble in society and we're done thank you

    December 21, 2009 at 3:50 pm | Report abuse |
  239. Laura

    Enough already! Can we please stop paying so much attention to this family. Their 15 minutes of fame should have died out a long time ago. Now the parents are on the cover of magazines, being seen on television shows etc. I think America should be more interested in how the children are handling all of this drama between their mom, their dad, and the ridiculous way that they are become celebrities. Unfortunately they didn't chose to be thrown into the public eye and they shouldn't be now. Do Jon and Kate realize that all of their behavior will, probably confuse and possibly harm the kids in the long run?

    December 21, 2009 at 3:45 pm | Report abuse |
  240. valerie

    No the Gosselin kids dont need to see their Mother- er parents- all over the tv again. And either does the world. Go find comfort in being a normal person Kate, instead of being addicted to seeing yourself in the media- it'll do you some good.

    December 21, 2009 at 3:43 pm | Report abuse |
  241. Lynne

    There goes that show!

    December 21, 2009 at 3:36 pm | Report abuse |
  242. morcateent@aol.com

    NO! Please DON"T put this woman on the show. We've suffered enough having to hear about her and her ex. They've already made money on what was a way too long 15 minutes of fame. We the viewers want CLASS! Its called Dancing with the STARS – she's NOT a star!

    December 21, 2009 at 3:35 pm | Report abuse |
  243. Marky

    No, no, no, no, no!

    December 21, 2009 at 3:23 pm | Report abuse |
  244. Stacie

    Kate, get a life.

    December 21, 2009 at 3:18 pm | Report abuse |

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