January 6th, 2010
04:06 PM ET

Kate Gosselin loses her trademark 'do

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Drastic hair changes and bad breakups go hand in hand, but while most women go for a dramatic haircut, Kate Gosselin has found comfort in a head full of hair extensions, courtesy of celebrity stylist Ted Gibson.

The new hair is just the latest sign that the old Kate - whose blonde locks were constantly ridiculed in tabloids - is gone, and a new Kate has taken her place.

“It’s good to have hair again,” she told People magazine for their upcoming issue. “I never thought I’d have short hair for as long as I did. I feel like this is a fresh start, a fresh me, a fresh life.”

Now that her divorce from Jon Gosselin is final, the single mother of eight is positive about the next phase of her life.

“I’m rebuilding,” she said in the interview. “There’s no option for this not to be a good year. I fought hard for the divorce to be over and final by the end of 2009, I wanted to go into 2010 clear and free. Now I get to start over in a new year, with a new self and new goals.”

Is one of those goals finding the next Mr. Kate? She’s not ruling it out.

“Being alone at the end of every day, I’m not liking that - it’s been a long time, and I feel that loneliness,” Kate said. “But I’m not going to go running in the direction of finding someone. I’ve got to get my kids back on track, my career back on track and my family back on track.”

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  1. Sharon

    Those who scream negatives need to look at themselves. Are you knowledgable about how to handle your stress? Do you have people you can trust who would care for you no matter how you behave?
    Slander and libel are still illegal. If you are not careful what you write, you are probably using rage regarding issues in your own life that affect how you communicate not only in this forum but in everyday living.

    January 10, 2010 at 9:04 pm | Report abuse |
  2. JoeDirtTwin

    She looks like Joe dirt! Her hairstyle is 20+ years too late, what a bimbo! Too bad she hasn't worked on her mental illness as part of her "starting over" make over. It's like someone put a wig on an ugly coyote. Yeah, you're struggling alright. Attention slut!!

    January 8, 2010 at 11:03 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Sharon

    You have not seen the weave at its base. It would be an excellent weave, using the best quality match to her hair texture and one that would hold without undue stress. You also have not seen it minus camera lights. This is studio lighting, not outdoor.

    You are actually criticizing the cameraman's work and the person who had Kate shake her head to achieve more of a free-spirit look. It is a shot to tempt the person to purchase the magazine to look inside and see better shots.

    I don't believe Kate wants to be a poster girl for a certain hairstyle. I belive she wants ladies to find their own styles. By the way, extensions are not passe. For healthy hair and scalp, they should not be worn longer than 6 weeks. Don't you think that this was an income-producing idea and Kate took the beauty industry up on it?

    Interfering society...Kate's family will be much brighter and happier with Kate leading them. Jon will come round and see that they can still be a team in raising the children much better than any psychologist. Jon and Kate won't remarry, but they will learn to get along.

    January 8, 2010 at 4:39 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Vancouver 2010

    I actually thing it looks very nice. Even tho she is a total Dult

    January 8, 2010 at 1:34 pm | Report abuse |
  5. CT Mama

    The constant excessive and fawning articles about this woman are the reason why I canceled my longtime subscription to People last year. The magazine is a joke. I just wonder how much money Kate Gosselin's PR machine pays People for the coverage. Because there is no such thing as objective journalism anymore–the magazine reads like it was written by hysterical 14-year-old girls who flunked 6th-grade English.

    January 8, 2010 at 10:06 am | Report abuse |
  6. Heather

    Critisizing people and cutting them down is ALSO "so last decade". It's her life, hair and family. If you can't be happy for her, just move on to a different web page. Good luck Kate!

    January 8, 2010 at 9:55 am | Report abuse |
  7. Star

    Whether you like Kate, or like Jon, the reality is that we all hook up with people flying at our same emotional altitude. so that debacle reflects the deep issues they EACH have. Attacking the physical is as futile as thinking that changing the appearance will fix anything. The saddest thing here is that People, or TLC, have been so willing to pour money into exploiting the family, rather than provide intensive counseling for Jon and Kate and the kids. these issues will continue to re manifest until dealt with.
    The best thing we can all do is ignore them entirely, let the media forget about them, and hope the pain drives them into therapy-for their own sake, in the long run. Poor kids.

    January 8, 2010 at 9:23 am | Report abuse |
  8. Steven Durham

    Give it up Kate. You can't polish a turd !!! You and John are irresponsible parents who've made a mess of your lives. I feel sorry for children who are certainly suffering in some way from your behavior.

    I'm so glad TLC pulled the plug on your show. You're living a lifestyle at the moment that shouldn't be glorified or rewarded and no television network should promote your lifestyle.

    You and Jon are in this situation due to one thing: greed. The money and fame from your show changed your lifestyle and not for the better. I can only hope that you both straighten your lives and start acting like the parents of eight children instead of a teeny bopper's with no responsibilities.

    What you've done has affected your children and someday it will come back to haunt you.

    January 8, 2010 at 9:17 am | Report abuse |
  9. SilverLining

    I like Kate. I wish her the best for 2010. I miss watching her kids grow up. Hopefully they will be back soon.

    January 8, 2010 at 8:07 am | Report abuse |
  10. Shannon

    Will this woman never go away? Well, of course not... when People magazine keeps encouraging her obsession with being a media whore by putting her on their FRONT Cover...again! Really?! ugh
    oh and the extensions look reallybad.

    January 8, 2010 at 1:54 am | Report abuse |
  11. Joey

    This person is no celebrity so why is she constantly on magazine covers? She looks AWFUL! She has no career so what is she trying to get back on track? She gave up her career as a nurse to pimp out her kids on tv – is that what she is trying to figure out, how to get them back on so they'll quit crying all the time? Get a real job, go away and let your kids know that now mommy will have to work for all those trips and goodies they used to get for free. I am one of 8 kids and my parents went to a J.O.B. every morning. Please make these people go away. They contribute nothing and it's all getting just too annoying for words.

    January 8, 2010 at 1:48 am | Report abuse |
  12. chris

    what is up with people like kate being famous for nothing? kate needs to go away and raise her family the right way. OFF OF TELEVISION!
    she is all about how much money she can get in her pocket as fast as she can! they are both whitetrash!

    January 7, 2010 at 11:32 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Deena

    I am happy for her. Hey, if it takes a new "do" to make her feel better after that wormy husband left her with all the children, then kudos to her. I think the next man in her life will be a "hunk' instead of a "flunk"!!!!

    January 7, 2010 at 9:10 pm | Report abuse |
  14. not_a_fann

    The hair looks so strange on her... If she was interested in drastic changes for 2010, well how about focusing on your children instead of trying to see who is going to pay the most for your appearances... or here's another one, seek counseling for youself and your children, trust me it is needed!

    January 7, 2010 at 8:27 pm | Report abuse |
  15. UTP

    she now looks as phony as her persona....gag

    January 7, 2010 at 6:32 pm | Report abuse |
  16. Theresa

    You'd think Kate Gosselin had done something to all of you haters personally to deserve all the negativity. Whatever happened to wishing someone well and being genuinely happy for them? She looks nice and as for her career, she was the star of a hit tv show and a best-selling author. She is also an inspirational speaker. Most of the people writing these nasty comments haven't achieved half of what she has. Why don't you get a life and improve yourself and maybe then you'll have higher self-esteem and don't need to constantly put down other people!

    January 7, 2010 at 5:55 pm | Report abuse |
  17. deb

    You people keep going on about Kate and what she should do and how you all hate reading about her.......then why are you? Just a bunch of Hyprocrites......how does that Bible verse go You with no sin should cast the first stone....Hair looks nice Kate!

    January 7, 2010 at 5:38 pm | Report abuse |
  18. momof2

    Kate looked better with short hair.... this looks like Britney Spears hair with Kates face...it looks fake

    January 7, 2010 at 4:16 pm | Report abuse |
  19. Queen

    Good for you Kate! You look hot n' sexy girl! Lookin better than your loser ex! You go momma.

    Queen – keepin it REAL

    January 7, 2010 at 4:15 pm | Report abuse |
  20. Cindi

    Kate Gosselin has found comfort in a head full of hair extensions, courtesy of celebrity stylist Ted Gibson...............

    Did any of you that are chastizing Kate even read this part? Look up the definition of the word COURTESY in the dictionary. I'm not real found of her but I don't think she needs to be talked so badly about. Leave her alone.

    January 7, 2010 at 3:38 pm | Report abuse |
  21. cookie riggs

    Kate its ok to feel lonely right now, but Gods got you and you willnever be alone. You have thoser beautiful children to focus on. In time everything will fall into place. You will find your grove again. Best wishes

    January 7, 2010 at 3:32 pm | Report abuse |
  22. peachy

    Kate and Tiger should get together....

    January 7, 2010 at 2:54 pm | Report abuse |
  23. Karen

    So, Kate has a 'new' mullet.
    The weave is as fake as Kate is herself.
    What a joke !!!

    January 7, 2010 at 2:52 pm | Report abuse |
  24. Erica

    It looks a little crazy in that picture....hopefully it will look better...but thank god for that!

    January 7, 2010 at 2:50 pm | Report abuse |
  25. Joe

    This entire look is manufactured and purchased. She has become another Hollywood-like celebrity. Now that she has money and the support staff, she is not the everyday person with eight children.

    January 7, 2010 at 2:50 pm | Report abuse |
  26. Beth

    Kate needs to return to being an RN and raise her children. She is not TV material. On the rare occasion that I watched this program, I thought she was so full of herself! Although I don't think Jon is any saint...she treated him like crap most of the time on their show. I felt sorry for the kids. It's better this show has been cancelled. I hope and pray that the 8 kids adjust to all of this and have a "normal" upbringing.

    January 7, 2010 at 2:38 pm | Report abuse |
  27. Robert

    Julius........., I'm sure you have good character yourself, and I applaud your interest in her "good look", but in my opinion Kate Gosselin has falsely manipulated the media into thinking she's a "good mother" and provider to her children. A new haircut and some targeted media coaching still don’t change the fact that she's a train-wreck........ I feel sorry for the kids... Nothing like treating your kids like pawns in a twisted game of media driven chess...... I'm officially "done" writing about her here....., she's not worth any more time devoted.......

    January 7, 2010 at 2:38 pm | Report abuse |
  28. Sallyforth

    Isn't the Gosslin's 15 minutes of fame up YET??

    January 7, 2010 at 2:37 pm | Report abuse |
  29. Donna

    Focus on your kids not your hair...still trying to stay in the limelight? Didnt you learn anything from what reality did to your family. Well atleast she not bashing the kids father left right like she usually does. He's not any better

    January 7, 2010 at 2:37 pm | Report abuse |
  30. Sam

    I sitll love you Kate, and opposite of what these others are saying you should love the camera, you should love being on TV, and it NEVER EVER appeared that your kids hated the cameras...Kids hate something about everything at home...Its all they ever really knew, so ignore what all these hateful people have to say! I really hope you and the kids will ALL be on the TV or Silver Screen in the future!!!

    January 7, 2010 at 2:32 pm | Report abuse |
  31. Erin

    Wow. I love Kate, but this looks like an 80s-era mullet. Or a bad wig. Thought this cover was a joke, but sadly, no, this is what actually happened to her hair.

    January 7, 2010 at 2:28 pm | Report abuse |
  32. KellyO

    That is the worst weave I have ever seen. It looks like she got a set of Paris Hilton hair extensions from Sally's. What a joke she is such a fame whore. And I totally agree with the person who noted how unflattering that picture is. Was that really the best picture out of that photo shoot? I'd be embarrassed but then again her whole life is one big embarrassment and the best part is she thinks we watch her because we love her but really we hate her. Everyone slows down to see a wreck.

    January 7, 2010 at 2:24 pm | Report abuse |
  33. Moe Smith

    Here's an idea for a "fresh start": stop being a media whore. return to being a mother. get out of the public eye. no one but low-life voyeuristic wastes care about you. Go away, Kate. you are nothing more than a disease infecting the media venues. Go be a *real* mother. Stop trying to be a celebrity. You're failing. You're failing. You're failing... as a mother, as a wife, as a productive member of society. You're failing.

    January 7, 2010 at 2:21 pm | Report abuse |
  34. Chante

    Why are women so will to down other women. I understand that guys but come on ladies. When a woman fall , we are the first to kick them.

    January 7, 2010 at 2:20 pm | Report abuse |
  35. Miguel

    Can we please do the same for the 7.5 million soccer moms that thought that "The Kate" was a good look?

    January 7, 2010 at 2:17 pm | Report abuse |
  36. Sam

    Kate, Love the new do...but what the He** was PEOPLE mag thinking when they chose THIS PICTURE of you as the cover shot! Next time you should ask for "creative input" before they publish the final product.

    January 7, 2010 at 2:17 pm | Report abuse |
  37. Sherri

    Blond...extensions...short in front, long in back. It's a new fangeled Mullet.

    January 7, 2010 at 2:16 pm | Report abuse |
  38. Julius

    Robert, apperantly you know more about her than I do, it's people like you that keep things like this happening, then you complain. The only reason I wrote here is becasue she looks good and I feel she's a strong woman for doing what she does regardless of character.

    January 7, 2010 at 2:11 pm | Report abuse |
  39. Gina

    Kate exploited her children, she loves the camera, she loves to be on TV while her children hated it. I remember her sister-in-law who used to help her watch her 8 kids finally came forward, the twins were complaining to her they hate camera following them all over the place. While Kate go on book tours for two years, doing speaking engagement; her husband had to quit his job so she can travel. A lot of people doesn't know Kate had a strict no videotaping while she's on tour, as soon as camera rolls, she acted she's always at home when it was Jon who raised their children for over two years, she's on the road majority of the time, just go home for one week in a month then out again. This is not reported by the media, I've heard this from a person who know the couple, helped Jon watch the kids while she's away.

    Real Kate Gosslin is a terror, manipulative, overbearing woman. Jon Gosslin was crucified by the media, they have to, Kate is being promoted for her own show. I don't watch even their reruns anymore.

    January 7, 2010 at 2:05 pm | Report abuse |
  40. swissmiss

    Kate has no interest in returning to nursing. Her 'career' is being on TV.

    Without the kids, I have no interest in putting up with her on TV.

    January 7, 2010 at 2:04 pm | Report abuse |
  41. Robert

    Julius....., " She's a strong character woman"....... Puhleeeease......! She's a pathetic opportunist and self-indulgent media hound. Maybe if you can get on her friends list on her facebook page you'll get a chance to tell her how much you'd like to help raise her kids..... Better have a suit of armor to wear though..., she'll kick you in the nads every opportunity she gets........ Good luck buddy....
    She falls into the category of "those who should just GO AWAY already......"

    January 7, 2010 at 2:04 pm | Report abuse |
  42. Scott

    Unfortunately it's not her looks that make her ugly it's her personality. Can she get a makeover for that? I feel so sorry for those kids...

    January 7, 2010 at 1:59 pm | Report abuse |
  43. Jeanine

    You deserve to be happy Kate....good luck to you and your children.

    January 7, 2010 at 1:59 pm | Report abuse |
  44. M.W. Johnson

    At the end of the day she's still a tacky, celebrity "wana be" who will just find more ways to exploit her children. Both her and her X need to really get a life. OUT of the media.

    January 7, 2010 at 1:58 pm | Report abuse |
  45. skyl1nev6

    Man, there are some horses missing hair around here!

    January 7, 2010 at 1:57 pm | Report abuse |
  46. ugh

    She must not have liked the fact that she made it as a Halloween Costume! Don't like the long hair, don't really like Kate. Why they keep giving this woman magazine covers is beyond me. She needs to go take care of her kids.

    January 7, 2010 at 1:53 pm | Report abuse |
  47. Tycopooh

    It amazes me at the number of women who find her ex hubby as the villian. Did anybody see the early episodes when she did everything possible to destroy their relationship. Granted that was not the way he should have handled it but he had good reason to get rid of her. I wonder what the comments would be if he spoke to her as she did him? Hmmm, I guess no matter what he would come out as the bad guy. Hair looks okay but I wonder where the kids were when Miss Innocent was getting all dolled up for her interview and photo shoot. Luckily, Kate has devoted everything to raising the kids and being so selfless. God Bless America, land of where anything is possible.

    January 7, 2010 at 1:52 pm | Report abuse |
  48. Cat

    Sorry, but a new haircut may make you feel pretty or "new" for a while, but it's not going to change your life. You have to make those changes with how you handle your career, emotions, and every other encounter of your life (which she's probably doing, or at least, trying to do). Anyhow, I like it better than the chopped up short 'do, but you can certainly tell it's all hair extensions...get a better stylist who makes them look more realistic!

    January 7, 2010 at 1:50 pm | Report abuse |
  49. Julius

    Ladies/gents, if you were to have that opportunity some of you would take it. She's a strong character woman, if not she would be worse off now then she is. Eight kids plus all the BS she gets on a daily basis its hard for one person to take. I love strong women and if I could and had the means I would definately date her and help raise the kids, mine or not they are kids and need guidence.

    January 7, 2010 at 1:47 pm | Report abuse |
  50. Adam

    Pathetic. PLEASE cut this woman off! C'mon what in the heck is so important about this woman? Why do people care? I just dont get it. I really should quit my day job, get my wife to have a bunch of kids through aritificial means, and convince TLC to run a special on it. Then I can become more and more of a pathetic redneck as my fame and notriety grows! At the end of the day I will have a broken marriage and family, kids with emotional issues, and much more money in the bank than I could ever land with my current gig! GOD BLESS AMERICA!

    January 7, 2010 at 1:46 pm | Report abuse |
  51. Marjorie

    MAKE ... IT ... STOP. She MUST go away. Her 15 minutes was done LAST YEAR. Enough, "news" people, I'm begging you.

    January 7, 2010 at 1:46 pm | Report abuse |
  52. wky

    Reality in Reading- You're SPOT ON!!!!!! Who cares about what she does or how she looks. You can bet she will do ANYTHING to stay in the media highlight and let someone else pay for everything she has and every vacation she takes those kids on. As far as getting her "career" on track...she is NOT talking about anything that does not include being on TV!! She thinks she is too good to be a normal single mom and go to work every day! And her saying that the kids all cried and cried when they found out camera crews weren't going to be around....give me a break!!! They did not and could care less...she thought that saying that would guarantee her another show of some kind. It's all about HER..have you ever looked at how she looked before the reality show???? And don't even try to compare her to Reese Witherspoon!!! Reese's butt looks better than Kate's face!

    January 7, 2010 at 1:42 pm | Report abuse |
  53. Susan

    I absolutely agree with Tony's comment below. Just because you birth a litter of children – doesn't make you wonderful or famous – try going away and taking care of them!!!

    Please go away you pathetic, money-grubbling loser. Your 15 minutes were up a long time ago. You need to focus on raising YOUR children, not being a media-whore! Oh, and take that gross ex-husband with you back to the rock you both crawled out from under!

    January 7, 2010 at 1:41 pm | Report abuse |
  54. Pete

    No denying she is an attractive woman. Just a shame that the career she is refering to (own talk show and other projects in the pipeline with TLC) will probably keep her in the spotlight and away from the kids. One might think it as an opportunity to pull in as much money as quickly as possible for the family (which undoubtedly has expenses that are above the average) but I see it more as Kate stroking her own ego and loving the spotlight. That type of selfishness far outweighs the attractiveness.

    January 7, 2010 at 1:40 pm | Report abuse |
  55. robin blum

    Get yourself and your family back on track and love will find you! Hair looks great....keep moving forward girlfriend!

    January 7, 2010 at 1:38 pm | Report abuse |
  56. CV

    Kate... I think you look fabulous! Pay no attention to the haters on these boards...I wish you the best. You certainly deserve it!

    January 7, 2010 at 1:37 pm | Report abuse |
  57. dan

    I agree with other readers. What career. If she didn't have custody of those kids, she would have the same career as Jon. She tries very hard to come off as sympathetic but if you watched her show, she was never a sympathetic character. She was a control freak.

    January 7, 2010 at 1:32 pm | Report abuse |
  58. Dave

    Last week this woman was in the news complaining about having the ability to pay bills and carry for 8 kids. This week she thinks a $1,000 hair weave is money well spent???? Get a life woman that money would be much wiser spent on the children you pander to society constantly.

    January 7, 2010 at 1:32 pm | Report abuse |
  59. T. G.

    Thank God! she finally got rid of that silly hair style!

    January 7, 2010 at 1:30 pm | Report abuse |
  60. dagmar

    She is pushy, the biggest phony and out for money and will do anything to be on magazine posters.
    I am surprised Jon stayed with her as long as he did.
    All the best to Jon!!

    January 7, 2010 at 1:30 pm | Report abuse |
  61. liz

    apparently they worked long and hard on the hair, teeth, skin, makeup, bla bla bla...have they tried a voice coach? cause every time she speaks, I think dogs might be howling in response! and what exactly is her talent? besides delivering a litter of children? which frankly, grosses pretty much everybody out! she's a drill sergeant to a bunch of miniature draftees, and a shrill devious scheaming ex wife, who will hold an ax over that dummy's head till he's dead. who also by the by, has a voice that could induce a coma! the american public is so over this "couple'...couple of idiots in my opinion! TLC is gonna lose watchers, wait and see. Their 15 minutes are SO OVER! there's a reason celebs are celebs..they'd be popular in any setting, due to charm, grace, looks, style, or any combination of...The Gosselins have no charm, no grace, no looks to attract, and certainly will never engender a fan base..unless you"re a baby obsessed freak with no life. I notice her/and his..family never appear! Ill bet..they're embarrassed too! I wouldnt claim her as a cousin.

    January 7, 2010 at 1:23 pm | Report abuse |
  62. ladonnab

    It amazes me how petty people are on these forums. My mother always told me that if you don't have something nice to say about someone to keep your pie hole shut. (of course I added the pie hole part for a little light humor). People who always leave nasty comments must really be some unhappy folks with deep frown lines on their face! Lighten up people. Everyone has a right to a new hairdo or a new start on life, even Kate. Stop being so hateful.

    January 7, 2010 at 1:22 pm | Report abuse |
  63. Tara

    Wow she looks amazing!!! she looks much younger than 34!!! you go girl!!!

    January 7, 2010 at 1:19 pm | Report abuse |
  64. Teresa

    Kate – I love it, you look GREAT!

    January 7, 2010 at 1:16 pm | Report abuse |
  65. Christina

    She drives me insane, but I have to say, that woman looks so much better with long hair. It looks beautfiul on her.

    January 7, 2010 at 1:16 pm | Report abuse |
  66. mrs normal

    wow, i thought mullets went away a long time ago! i didn't like her old hair, but this is even worse! honestly, Kate, i raised six kids with a regular old job – no fortune, no fame – and it was very rewarding. you ought to give it a try...

    January 7, 2010 at 1:15 pm | Report abuse |
  67. Riley

    Really guys... if someone approached you, offering hundreds of thousands of dollars to film your life, INCLUDING your children, you wouldn't turn it down! Stop bashing the lady because she decided to give her kids an extra step up in the world! The ones exploiting their kids are the ones on Toddlers and Tierras! (spelling?) Those women are nuts! I love my kid DEARLY, but if America was lame enough to want to watch us on TV for a couple hundred thousand, bring em on.. bad hair or not!

    January 7, 2010 at 1:14 pm | Report abuse |
  68. monkey dog

    I hear she eats poo.

    January 7, 2010 at 1:12 pm | Report abuse |
  69. Shalon

    I can not believe that we are still hearing about this women. She wants to concentrate on her career. What career?????????? Screaming at John and the kids, is that a career? Her career is getting things free. She is great at that. Move on to someone new.

    January 7, 2010 at 1:11 pm | Report abuse |
  70. Jana DiNatale

    Would you PLEASE STOP paying attention to this attention whore! Who Gives a S-It. Go home and take care of your kids Kate!

    January 7, 2010 at 1:11 pm | Report abuse |
  71. Kate

    Hey leave me alone. I think I look GREAT!

    January 7, 2010 at 1:10 pm | Report abuse |
  72. Gail

    Joe- you say to Kate "Stay humble". WHEN has she ever been humble? When begging for free boobs, or a tummy tuck? Treating those around her like crap until they disappear (her family, Jon's family, friends and neighbors)? Telling those who would donate cribs for the babies that if they didn't match, she didn't WANT them? And then raking in the $$ speaking about how grateful she was for the donations?? Give me a break! Kate- fade away into the gray world of has beens, and learn to be a mom again!

    January 7, 2010 at 1:10 pm | Report abuse |
  73. jim

    Who cares about these lame reality stars! Give us real news.

    January 7, 2010 at 1:05 pm | Report abuse |
  74. Ginger

    It looks really weird and silly. Almost like there are 2 different hairstyles going on there. Kind of like a halloween wig.

    January 7, 2010 at 12:55 pm | Report abuse |
  75. Debra Ssavittieri

    Come on! She is gorgeous! Her extentions are beautiful.
    Why so many mean and jelous people out there. She looks like a star!
    Anyone with that many mouths to feed, gets my vote and positive energy!.
    You go Kate....Make money with those cute kids, it doesn't hurt them to be in front of the cameras, and ignore all the jelous ass's!
    YOu shine girl!
    Debra Savittieri

    January 7, 2010 at 12:53 pm | Report abuse |
  76. Lyne

    Way to go Kate, you are a very good person, don't let anyone
    else thell you otherwise.

    All the best to you and your kids for 2010.


    January 7, 2010 at 12:53 pm | Report abuse |
  77. Jazz Allen

    Looks like a bad weave to me!

    January 7, 2010 at 12:48 pm | Report abuse |
  78. Tiger

    Kate, stopping being so self center, your kids need YOU not baby sitters.

    January 7, 2010 at 12:47 pm | Report abuse |
  79. gonzal

    i thought it was Samantha from Sex and the City.

    January 7, 2010 at 12:47 pm | Report abuse |
  80. Linda

    I say GOD BLESS HER! SHE's the one who has held everything together, worked hard and taken care of the children and everything else! Jon has turned his back on God, her, the children, family and just about everything and he's where???????? doing what????? She is the hard worker and she has the determination to keep her children well and healthy and together. I applaud her and will follow her continually. I say if you don't like her, then leave her alone; be quiet. Otherwise, support her and encourage her to be the best she can be. From my viewpoint, there are alot of you women who could take more time to look better. She stands for what is important in life-relationships and keeping our word. Again, I say, "God bless her" I am praying for her and cheering her on.

    January 7, 2010 at 12:45 pm | Report abuse |
  81. Jules

    You can absolutely tell those are extensions. It looks like a mullet!

    January 7, 2010 at 12:43 pm | Report abuse |
  82. mcfar73

    ignore all the haters Kate...you deserve a fresh look! Best of luck!

    January 7, 2010 at 12:39 pm | Report abuse |
  83. sherry

    Kate needs to go back to nursing or whatever she did before she decided to bring this many children in this world!!!!!! She loves the attention just as much as Jon does. They both are pathetic! Who cares about your new hair Kate!!! Get off your ass and support your kids the right way!!!!!!

    January 7, 2010 at 12:38 pm | Report abuse |
  84. phillygrlllll

    Can't believe all the negativity! She isn't hurting anyone by being in the media and she is able to provide for her whole family by herself without help from her ex. That is an awesome accomplishment for any Mother.

    January 7, 2010 at 12:36 pm | Report abuse |
  85. Delores Reo

    What will she do next to grab attention? Maybe two heads! Think she should stop looking in the mirror at herself and start taking care of her "beloved" children.

    January 7, 2010 at 12:33 pm | Report abuse |
  86. jay

    Your 15 minutes of shame is over, get a JOB........oh get a life too on your way. Not a celeb, just a media WHORE!

    January 7, 2010 at 12:31 pm | Report abuse |
  87. Robert

    Jon was nothing but a burden to Kate......, all she ever did was yell at him and find fault with ever aspect of his life...
    He's way better off without her and I hope they both concentrate on the kids more than grabbing headlines.... Kate is nothing but a narcissist and a media hound....., and Jon needs to move on without her.....

    January 7, 2010 at 12:31 pm | Report abuse |
  88. JC

    Kate, you look great....short or long hair! Keep doing what your doing and don't stop to listen to those that have nothing better to do than hate on something positive.......Peace and Love, you will survive!

    January 7, 2010 at 12:31 pm | Report abuse |
  89. Debra

    I could care less what Kate and Jon do, sick of reading about them, just another family stuck in Fake Reality TV Land. They need to get real jobs and give their children a chance at a real life, not a fake, scripted life.

    Who watches these shows anyway?

    January 7, 2010 at 12:31 pm | Report abuse |
  90. JadeD

    I've lost respect for People Magazine. It used to feature celebrities and "real people" who'd contributed something to society. She doesn't fall under either category.

    January 7, 2010 at 12:30 pm | Report abuse |
  91. older and wiser

    Kate is, and has always been, a self-centered, controling, man-hater/belittler, the "only right way is MY way", type of woman. My understanding is that at some time Jon wanted to go to marriage counseling, but she refused. THAT is a surefire sign of someone who is not willing to really listen or hear anyone else's perception of a situation, their feelings of how HER behavior affects them, etc., etc., etc., She is a closed, rightous, arrogant person! In watching (or even more so, HEARING) her thur the series, I saw and heard a younger version of myself; a real eye-opener for me. Thank goodness for a husband willing to go to counseling and who chose to grow, emotionally and phychologically and most of all, put up with me all those years! We're now married going on 43 years and these recent ones have been wonderful for both of us. I had to accept that I was not perfect, did not HAVE to be perfect to be loved, that I did not have the final answer or only right answer 100%, and that it's OK if we see things or manage situations differently. I do believe that men and women see things differently, but so what?? They are NOT the enemy and have just as many contributions to make, if we as women, allow them to do so. Jon has dissapointed me in his behavior since their sepation, but I think he was at first like a caged bird set free. Once free, he does not seem to have the skills yet to make choices that might be healthier for him or the children. I hope he does find a counselor that he can work with and begin to find his balance. Kate should get counseling but I doubt she will and she will continue to think she is really something and look for the attention and fame. Hopefully someone in the extended family can come forward (if she allows it!) and give the kids some stability.

    January 7, 2010 at 12:30 pm | Report abuse |
  92. Kbalz

    She is nasty, because of her voice!!

    January 7, 2010 at 12:29 pm | Report abuse |
  93. amy jones

    First fo all being a stay at home mom is a career. My wife stays at home with our four children and is constantly cleaning, cooking, moving around non stop...while most of us sit at a desk all day. Secondly, Kate is also an author and has been an RN. So if she chooses to go back to either of those careers.....it is what it is. The echo of jealousy bc she got paid to be on TLC as did Jon and the kids. Any of us would do it if given the chance. Lets not fool oursleves.
    Kate i like the new look. I think you are an awesome mother and a strong woman!!! Best of luck to you in 2010.

    January 7, 2010 at 12:25 pm | Report abuse |
  94. Christi Pitts

    To People Mag: Does this woman deserve to be on the cover of People...I just want her to go away and raise her kids...I am tried of the whole thing....I would never watch any show she is involved in

    January 7, 2010 at 12:14 pm | Report abuse |
  95. sk

    Please focus on your children, how to be a responsible parent, finding a job and means of support, not selling the kids. Finding a man should be dead last on your agenda. Wait 10 years, those kids don't need to belong to "daddy of the month club". I hate single mothers who do that.

    January 7, 2010 at 12:13 pm | Report abuse |
  96. DlsJ

    I think she looks fabulous! Good for her.

    January 7, 2010 at 12:12 pm | Report abuse |
  97. Holmes

    Does this mean she will start paying her own way instead of living off of everyone else's free handouts? I refuse to believe it.

    January 7, 2010 at 12:10 pm | Report abuse |
  98. Trudy manuel

    jon was there for the kids while Kate out book signing, but per Kate he could not do anything right. Right down to putting shoes and jackets on the kids, all she did was yell at him.

    January 7, 2010 at 12:09 pm | Report abuse |
  99. Yaddatothethird

    Gawwwwdddd! How much longer is this 15 minutes going to last?!

    January 7, 2010 at 12:07 pm | Report abuse |
  100. Tosha

    That's one way to get a free hairdo. She should have tried on a few wigs first, and she would have seen how bad it looks before they weaved it in. Now she can trade in the million dollar house for a trailer, and finish off the look. Are the kids getting make overs as well?

    January 7, 2010 at 12:06 pm | Report abuse |
  101. Robert

    Kate Gosselin's 15 minutes are over....... Who the hell cares if she gets a new hair cut....? What a waste of time it is commenting on her...... Maybe if she spent more time parenting her kids instead of looking for headlines she might have more credibility....?

    January 7, 2010 at 12:06 pm | Report abuse |
  102. Pam

    She states that she wants to get her career back on track...what career?

    January 7, 2010 at 12:06 pm | Report abuse |
  103. Stacie

    Why judge? Remove the rafter from your own eye, first.

    January 7, 2010 at 12:05 pm | Report abuse |
  104. annie

    Thank God she finally did something with that hair, even if it is not perfect, it is still better. Everyone complains that they are tired of Kate but yet we continue to follow stupid stories on her hair. If you guys are sick of anyone that gets too much media attention, quit following the stories! Our media could follow more important stories such as, missing children. The media will never change if we do not stop buying stupid magazines for their stupid articles. I made a commitment 2 years ago to not buy any tabliod magazines, and I havent!!! We as consumers control the market, if you want a change make a change. Instead of seeing Jon or Kate we could be looking for CHILDREN that are in dire need of help.

    January 7, 2010 at 12:04 pm | Report abuse |
  105. Karen

    Why was the hair in front left so much shorter than the rest? Almost mullet-like. And as she's talking about getting her career back on track, I hope she's referring to nursing, as I, and alot of people, are totally sick of her as a 'TV personality'. I wish her, her ex, and, especially, her children, the best, but she she says she's moving on, I hope she's MOVING ON!!!!

    January 7, 2010 at 12:04 pm | Report abuse |
  106. Joe

    Kate, you look great and think you are too good for TLC. Stay humble and keep improving your life along with the cute little ones. Love ya.

    January 7, 2010 at 12:02 pm | Report abuse |
  107. Dar

    I think everyone needs to stop with the negativity and let Kate start this year positive.

    Evidently the people who are judging her needs to remember we only have one judge and that is God!!!

    January 7, 2010 at 12:02 pm | Report abuse |
  108. Robin

    Kate Gosselin is a fake who has exploited her children. Fake hair, fake teeth, fake boobs, fake tan, free spa treatments, free clothes, free jewelry, free mansion. It's time we all let this loser fade into oblivion and get a REAL job in nursing. I'm not even sure she's qualfied to do that as I recall she couldn't handle removing Jon's hair transplant stitches. Ha ha – a lot of good THAT hair job was!!!

    January 7, 2010 at 11:57 am | Report abuse |
  109. Chris

    To Kim:

    You stated
    "I don't understand why everyone is coming down on her and accusing her of exploiting her kids through a television show. I don't hear you complaining about 18 kids and counting or little people big world or table for 12 and all the other shows that highlight people raising children. "

    The big difference is that the Duggars (18 and Counting) and Hayes' (Table for 12) treat each other and their chilldren with respect and love. They aren't narcissistic control freaks and seem to be real, down to earth and thankful for what they have.

    And by the way, the new "do" is as big of a train wreck as her previous hair cut. But it's not as big of a train wreck as she let her life become.

    January 7, 2010 at 11:56 am | Report abuse |
  110. Gunner

    If she is divorced and starting a "fresh new life" how about dropping John's last name...ah but then noone would know who the heck she is......and that would mean lost money...so she is still riding John!!

    January 7, 2010 at 11:43 am | Report abuse |
  111. sas

    Wow, 20 hours for a hair makeover. One question..who was watching the 8 kids while she was getting it done? Don't forget she had to spend lots of time for the photo shoot too. It is so clear where her priorities are. It's all about her.

    January 7, 2010 at 11:39 am | Report abuse |
  112. Michele

    I wish she would just go away. TLC – Does anyone remember what TLC stands for? – The Learning Channel. What could she possibly teach anyone? How to be mean to your husband and children and then whine and talk trash when hubby leaves. Has anyone else noticed that she only started be nice to her own children after Jon left?

    January 7, 2010 at 11:34 am | Report abuse |
  113. Ned

    Without TV, what career does she have?

    January 7, 2010 at 11:31 am | Report abuse |
  114. John Doew

    If I were "in her shoes" there wouldn't be 8 more kids in the world to burden the over populated planet. Same to the 18 and counting family-get real!

    January 7, 2010 at 11:24 am | Report abuse |
  115. TexasBelle

    I'm not fond of this "particular" weave as it kind of looks like a mullet. However, I think her own long hair would be flattering on her and she looks much softer in these photos. Definitely the beginnings of an improvement. I've never liked her – she's always been rude and sarcastic until she took on the new "pity party" personality. But, fair is fair – she looks good. Maybe this will be proof that people actually can change.

    January 7, 2010 at 11:23 am | Report abuse |
  116. Jacks

    First of all, how the heck is this NEWS????

    Second of all, I can't believe the new 'do' that actually looks WORSE than the old one. She looks ridiculous!!!

    January 7, 2010 at 11:17 am | Report abuse |
  117. Jan

    I think she looks great. As long as she like it, who cares what anyone else thinks? I love how people go on and on about how she exploited her children. What about the Duggins? the 17, or is it 18 or maybe now its 19 and counting family on TLC? Nothing said about them exploiting their brood. What about the Little People show on TLC? They have 5 children and nobody mentions them being exploited.
    Just remember it was JON and Kate who made that decision several years ago to have a t.v. show about their lives. It wasn't solely Kate's decision and really who has come out of this in a mess? Kate? No, she has always said it was about her children and apparently it seems to be. Where is Jon? Looks like he will be homeless soon because he was all about himself and NOT about his children. At least Kate has the home and finances to support her children. Jon can't even support himself!

    January 7, 2010 at 11:14 am | Report abuse |
  118. thecanimalshsuband

    Kate is the single, most talented individual on television.

    January 7, 2010 at 11:14 am | Report abuse |
  119. Janet

    All I see is a horrible, rotten person with longer hair. Kate, you're part of the reason America hates you and your rotten atttitude.

    January 7, 2010 at 11:13 am | Report abuse |
  120. PA

    Why is she even on the cover of a magazine? When did she become a celebrity / star? Is People Magazine joking with this?

    January 7, 2010 at 11:13 am | Report abuse |
  121. justme...

    So, it's fake hair...
    **shaking head**

    January 7, 2010 at 11:09 am | Report abuse |
  122. zisee

    Hasn't anyone figured it out why, Kate got the long blonde hair, she wants to attract TIGER WOODS, everyone knows how he LOVES blondes. Right now he has Racho, to play with. Someone should email or text Woods to let him know about Kate. Of course, the eight kids might scare him away. Don't think Woods is a family man.

    January 7, 2010 at 11:06 am | Report abuse |
  123. Lisa

    I wondered how she could be lonely with 8 kids at home. And speaking of which, HOW ARE THE KIDS?! We never hear anything about them and they're Jon and Kate's meal ticket.

    January 7, 2010 at 11:05 am | Report abuse |
  124. Jonmakesmepuke

    Looks soooo fake!

    January 7, 2010 at 10:51 am | Report abuse |
  125. Sherry

    If you frame her face with the lighter, thinner cut, it looks much better then with the fake strands. Sorry, she looks totally like the bimbo she is now. She needs to go away and make sure her kids are straightened out.

    January 7, 2010 at 10:46 am | Report abuse |
  126. Billy Gibbons

    Kate, you are a pig. You have whored your family for material wealth and you will reap what you sow. God help your kids.

    January 7, 2010 at 10:36 am | Report abuse |
  127. Spiceyone

    Why do we continually see this woman on the cover? Who cares what she does? And please don't anyone put her back in a reality show. I am sick of seeing her and hearing about her. There are millions of single mothers out there. Big Deal.

    January 7, 2010 at 10:33 am | Report abuse |
  128. Susan

    Instant hair, instant family...can Kate break away from old habits and just wait for her hair to grow out?

    January 7, 2010 at 10:33 am | Report abuse |
  129. Art

    Please, I am so sick of all these non-celebrities constantly in our faces. Stop making these people celebrities already! They're nobodies!

    January 7, 2010 at 10:20 am | Report abuse |
  130. Jess

    I hope the softer hairdo brings out a softer Kate. She always seemed over critical and sort of bitchy all the time. Relax Kate and enjoy life.

    January 7, 2010 at 10:19 am | Report abuse |
  131. Carol

    very last decade and tacky!!!

    get a real llife Kate and take care of those precious children!!!

    January 7, 2010 at 10:15 am | Report abuse |
  132. Dave

    Her career? Oh, I forgot she means her kids! Get a real job Kate like the rest of us. I can't wait till the reality tv craze is over cause I'm sick of it!

    January 7, 2010 at 10:14 am | Report abuse |
  133. jean

    I think that it is a disgrace to REAL CELEBS that this women thinks of herself as one.... Does she not watch the news worldwide about REAL CELEBS?????? Not only does she not have an acting career she has NO Career in anything but finding ways to keep her in the news....Kate really, REAL CELEBS not only are wonderful talented people but they also give back to the community and world...As far as I can see you just keep taking and taking and taking.When was the last time you gave back to either ???????? Someone made a remark about putting you on the Apprentice, not a bad idea...Mr. Trump would most likely get high ratings but in the REAL WORLD I think that you would be put in your place...Your place is to leave the acting to talented worthy people and go back to being a REAL MOM...Give up the house and move on... You are far from being broke..You are still making money everytime there is a rerun of the show....

    January 7, 2010 at 10:01 am | Report abuse |
  134. Gail

    "I'm sure your parent's are quite proud of you for blatantly trying to bring another person down. I'm glad my parent's taught me better!"

    First off your PARENTS may have taught you better manners- too bad they didn't teach you the proper use of apostrophies.

    Second- 18 and counting, little people, table for 12- these parents don't work every angle to get freebees just because they have a lot of kids, like J&K did. The moms in these families don't continually put down their spouses in front of the children as Kate did (the most memorable was her actually telling one of the 'tups "Don't listen to your daddy- he doesn't know what he's talking about" when he tried to instill some discipline). Sorry- I have no sympathy for Kate, Jon, or any of the leeches who have attached to this sorry excuse for a family.

    January 7, 2010 at 9:53 am | Report abuse |
  135. Beckie

    Thank GOD, that Kate-DO was sooooo DONE! I am not a big fan of her trying to turn into Barbie, though. Oh, and "back on what career/" ...Isn't THAT show OVER?

    January 7, 2010 at 9:52 am | Report abuse |
  136. stovalcrys

    Really,some of you are such haters!!!!!! Its 2010....can you please let this woman be happy! The show is over she is no longer "exploiting" her kids and for some of you to say you are placing bets on which one of her kids are going to go to rehab is just mean... and what are kids doing? GOOD LUCK KATE!!!!!

    January 7, 2010 at 9:50 am | Report abuse |
  137. Shared Parenting USA

    Kate, A selfish-egotistical mom who CONSTANTLY wraps the children in the middle of her divorce affairs. She's using them to make money for herself ... not the kids ... these poor kids will have nothing when they grow up.

    January 7, 2010 at 9:50 am | Report abuse |
  138. kk

    Get back to the real world! What are her qualifications? Does she really have any talent besides making babies? Before the show what did she do? I think she really needs to focus on raising her children. There is not enough time in the day for all those kids. Can you imagine her being a customer service person or administrative assistant!

    January 7, 2010 at 9:49 am | Report abuse |
  139. Barbara

    Who, oh, Who will you people attack next when Kate is out of the spotlight. I can't wait to see!!!!

    January 7, 2010 at 9:49 am | Report abuse |
  140. Karen

    Maybe it is time for her to stay out of the news, focus on her kids and get a life. So tired of hearing "poor Kate". She was horrible to her husband on the show and the results are clear. I only hope that both parents are good to their children, they are all that matter.

    January 7, 2010 at 9:47 am | Report abuse |
  141. Peggy

    She looks great in the photo, not sure what she actually looks like in real life, but give her a break. She wanted children, maybe not this many, but she has to support them, children are expensive. Everyone who is complaining is just jealous that you aren't able to get the same type of gig she got. Unfortunately, her marriage wasn't grounded to begin with, Jon was just too selfish and everything fell apart.

    January 7, 2010 at 9:46 am | Report abuse |
  142. Sean

    It amazes me. To the folks out there who are throwing kudos at this woman, have you forgotten just how badly she treated her husband on screen. So she's got eight kids – big deal. The Duggar family has twice as many and I have never seen Michelle Duggar hurl the queen-witch-of-the-universe at Jim Bob.

    But I have to say, if I were Jon I would have seriously thought about leaving also. What's with the alpha-she-wolf attitude I always saw on screen? Was this woman totally incapable of saying anything nice to her husband?

    The Duggar family could be an example of how family life should be – happy, loving, committed, and respectful. Kate has no class in these departments. Her priorities have been shown on screen to be Kate, Kate, Kate, money, Kate's things, and (oh yeah) the kids.

    Is any man going to want to deal with the "me, me, me" and constant undermining that Kate dishes out? Would any woman? Jon wanted the kids to be kids, and Kate wanted the kids to be soldiers and follow orders.

    I'm not saying that Jon was a saint. But, honestly, can anyone blame him for being bitter?

    January 7, 2010 at 9:43 am | Report abuse |
  143. DB

    Career?? I agree. What career. The only thing she's been known for is having 8 kids. Got a stupid "reality tv" show off them, & now is rich.
    Her & her ex-hubby deserve each other. 2 LOSERS.

    January 7, 2010 at 9:35 am | Report abuse |
  144. Demara

    Eugh, this is the kind of person that just screams out, 'I'm okay, America!'

    Just because she has tons of babies, doesn't mean she's a celebrity.

    January 7, 2010 at 9:28 am | Report abuse |
  145. Cathy

    Happy for you Kate. Whatever makes you and your kids happy.

    January 7, 2010 at 9:24 am | Report abuse |
  146. Spitz

    My wish for 2010? NO MORE OF THESE IDIOTS!

    GO AWAY!

    As for those who say that she needs some way to support 8 kids – People do it every day without pimping their kids out. When she says that she needs to do this to support her children, what she really means, is that she wants to keep living the expensive lifestyle in her big house. Child Protective Services really do need to be involved and get these kids out of this destructive life style where they play mama and daddy's cash cows.

    Anyone want to start placing bets on which kid(s) hit rehab first?

    January 7, 2010 at 9:23 am | Report abuse |
  147. Michele

    I love how her hair looks. And she has stated that she will continue to support her family via her books, speeches, etc. This will give her a much greater income than being an RN. Good luck to her.

    January 7, 2010 at 9:22 am | Report abuse |
  148. MommaM

    Good luck Kate – I think you look great – I miss seeing you and the children each week. You are a strong woman – someone has to be strong in a household and you were that person. You have done your best to provide for your family. Good luck to you – hope to see you again on a regular basis on TV.

    January 7, 2010 at 9:20 am | Report abuse |
  149. momofthree

    Getting over a realtionship ending is a big deal. I think the extentions are a bit too long but if it makes her feel great and be a better Mom then go for it...good luck with your career, live choices and the kids...Jon wasn't with you for a long time, but I don't think you realized it. Get on with it because live is too short. Try to enjoy everyday with your kids (even the bad ones). Best of luck and one day you may have the chance to entertain us again on TV.

    Mulitple Mom TO Multiple Mom
    Best of Luck to ya.

    January 7, 2010 at 9:19 am | Report abuse |
  150. Kim

    I don't understand why everyone is coming down on her and accusing her of exploiting her kids through a television show. I don't hear you complaining about 18 kids and counting or little people big world or table for 12 and all the other shows that highlight people raising children. There were no complaints about her until Jon starting running around like a sex crazed teenager and their marriage fell apart while the world watched. Yes, was her behavior towards him on television out of line at times? Sure! But seeing his behavior these past couple of months and the decisions he has made make you wonder what his behavior was like when the cameras weren't running.
    Some people are so incredibly cruel with their words. I'm sure your parent's are quite proud of you for blatantly trying to bring another person down. I'm glad my parent's taught me better!

    January 7, 2010 at 9:11 am | Report abuse |
  151. gus

    she is not worth talking about. she should get a real job and take care of her children. she has no talent or wisdom or anything to offer by way of entertainment. why does the media keep insulting us by its continued coverage of this no-talent person.?

    January 7, 2010 at 9:06 am | Report abuse |
  152. BarbaraRN

    Speaking as an RN, I don't see "Queen Kate" trudging in on the night shift after living the easy life...!!

    January 7, 2010 at 9:05 am | Report abuse |
  153. LEE

    i think she looks great, and i agree kfresh, these people that claim to hate her spend more time looking up any info they can find. hmmmmmmmm sounds like sour grapes to me

    January 7, 2010 at 8:59 am | Report abuse |
  154. Amy

    I agree it's a bad weave! But she does look better with a longer doo.

    January 7, 2010 at 8:59 am | Report abuse |
  155. roola

    She is a DIVORCED mother of eight, not a SINGLE mother of eight. And give her a break about the extensions-maybe she's trying to grow her real hair out. At least she got rid of that horrendous haircut-I actually saw two little girls wearing the same cut the other day-forcing that on your kid has to qualify as child abuse!

    January 7, 2010 at 8:57 am | Report abuse |
  156. jjjjjjjjjjjjj

    a shrew with long hair is still just a shrew.

    January 7, 2010 at 8:53 am | Report abuse |
  157. jenn

    She looks like a deranged Barbie doll.

    One can only hope that she not only hasn't damaged those poor kids beyond repair, but also that she isn't going to direct her crazy tirades at them now that her whipping post, er, husband is not longer available.

    January 7, 2010 at 8:51 am | Report abuse |
  158. CCooper

    "A good thing she she is looking forward to getting her career back, I assume she is talking about her RN degree. With shortage of nurses I'm sure she will be given a warm welcome."

    Yes, yes, I am sure that's what she means 🙂

    January 7, 2010 at 8:42 am | Report abuse |
  159. KFresh

    Kate's hair looks great and she probably needed a confidence boost after all the drama that has gone on in her life from last year. People think she should get off the whole reality t.v thing. But honestly how would she be able to support 8 kids on a nurses wage? Also if you hate her so much, why did you go to this CNN link to see her new look? Hmmm... 😀

    January 7, 2010 at 8:37 am | Report abuse |
  160. Puff the Magic Dragon

    Yuck. Not only is she too old for this style, you can still see her short hair beneath the extensions. Ewww.

    But she still looks better than Jon.

    January 7, 2010 at 8:19 am | Report abuse |
  161. Bill

    The hair is a mess. She looks like a bleach blond hooker. The long hair does nothing for her. Time for a new you Kate...I agree. But it is time to find a new stylist as well

    January 7, 2010 at 8:18 am | Report abuse |
  162. lynn

    Kate looks ridiculous, psychiatric.

    January 7, 2010 at 8:18 am | Report abuse |
  163. chris L

    well I never liked either one of them kate or jon; she seems like a succubus and jon a limp wristed coward… but advice to kate ... I understand you have lots of kids so you might not have had time to spend in the salon but just to let you know, extensions are not suppose to look like a wig over short hair ... let it grow next time ... you’re not looking for a man right? So you got time, do it natural… I can see how long hair suits you but not extensions

    January 7, 2010 at 8:15 am | Report abuse |
  164. Spornk

    Must be a slow week for "People" if they're featuring HER. Maybe this issue won't sell well and they'll get the hint that (most of) America is sick of hearing about this woman.

    January 7, 2010 at 8:11 am | Report abuse |
  165. Go Away Kate

    Another desperate attempt by Kate Gosselin to stay relevant in the public eye. Apparently it worked though because for some reason there are still magazines that are willing to do stories about this nobody. Just go away Kate and be a mother to your children for once!

    January 7, 2010 at 8:01 am | Report abuse |
  166. TLM

    I like the idea of a change for Kate; God knows her old haircut got more attention and chatter than Jennifer Aniston's ever did. But this is a very bad and obvious extension job. It makes the top of her head look flat, and the sides are not blended at all. It looks mullet-esque. Kate has good hair, and I think she would do better just to grow it out and get it trimmed periodically as it grows.

    January 7, 2010 at 7:59 am | Report abuse |
  167. AS in NJ

    MUCH better!!!

    January 7, 2010 at 7:55 am | Report abuse |
  168. Karen

    Still getting those freeebies! If she's so into her kids how can she leave them for all those hours? She's found out how to use the system .... there are a lot of people with big families supporting them on their own. It's about time her and her fame-seeking ex step up to the plate and support their own kids. GET A JOB!

    January 7, 2010 at 7:55 am | Report abuse |
  169. Debra R

    Isn't her 15 minutes up yet?

    January 7, 2010 at 7:55 am | Report abuse |
  170. kmac

    Kate looks fabulous...more power to her. Good riddens to her X...whats his name?

    January 7, 2010 at 7:51 am | Report abuse |
  171. Peter

    Where does she go from here? Her best bet would be a talk show on some Christian based television station. Her loyal audience is essentially right wing religious fundamentalist females.

    January 7, 2010 at 7:47 am | Report abuse |
  172. Shelly

    OMG, I wish she'd just go away for ever. As for the hair, it looks nice but reality is that no matter how hot she may or may not look, no man in their right mind will ever go out with her. Who wants to be a daddy to her kids & then have to deal with the media & her immature ex husband?

    Whatever, it's not like I could care less anyhow.

    January 7, 2010 at 7:43 am | Report abuse |
  173. Jon G.

    Coming soon to television near you Kate, the next Bachelorette Contestant?

    January 7, 2010 at 7:37 am | Report abuse |
  174. Reality2010

    What is this woman's major contribution to society that she should be so adored and garner so many magazine covers? There are much better mothers who have been through much worse and done way more positive things than her that should be given the attention and all of the free goods and services that this woman gets. The fact that so many women adore her and defend every little thing she says and does is just sad. Women with real strength and dignity don't whine and complain about their situations as much as her. She's a lousy example of dealing with adversity, or marriage and parenthood for that matter, for both her daughters and her sons. She has 8 beautiful, healthy children, and should stop whining and smply be grateful for that. Some of us have lost way more than she has, and have hadled it with much more grace and purpose. She's pathetic, as are her admirers. Find a real, worthy role model, ladies and stop embarrassing yourselves.

    January 7, 2010 at 7:33 am | Report abuse |
  175. NATHAN


    January 7, 2010 at 7:30 am | Report abuse |
  176. Another reader

    After putting up with that freak of a husband, a little hair do change is not a big deal folks – she at least stays at home with the kids and doing what she can to make money instead of bed hopping – maybe Jon should take some of that money he made and go to a dermatologist – ewww....he's such a little man...and she didnt' make him that way...its just him

    January 7, 2010 at 7:26 am | Report abuse |
  177. Fran

    I guess most of you have never been thru a horrid divorce like she has. I give her all the credit in the world to do anything she can to build up her spirits and those of her children. Although she may not have to deal with the jerk, her kids do and when children return from time with the other parent, there are always problems. So to keep them on track is hard. . The fact that she has changed her appearance, is looking to the future, no matter what it is, shows that she is a strong person and so much better off without this peice of scum. She now has only 8 children to worry about, the 9th has proven to be just that, a child. I am sure there is much more to this past than any of us know about, like he has been playing around for years, and was never caught until the people realized that they could get money for these sitings and thank goodness for all that to come out into the open. We need to remember that he is the one that started to run around, not her, and that he has had numerous affairs, not her and that the rumors about the fake affair was started by Jon. So people get off her back, give her a chance, and put you cat claws away until you can find someone else to dig.with them.

    January 7, 2010 at 7:19 am | Report abuse |
  178. Christine

    NO!!!!!!!!! I thought we were done with Kate in 2009...Please Kate...get out of wanting to be in the limelight...go inside, lock the doors and never, ever show your face.....You're fame is done.

    January 7, 2010 at 7:07 am | Report abuse |
  179. Tom

    Trailer trash.. now with extensions! 🙂
    Poor kids..

    January 7, 2010 at 7:06 am | Report abuse |
  180. Lindsey

    Personally I liked the short hair better. ALOT better and I never heard of her getting rediculed for her short hair, it was very cute and original.

    January 7, 2010 at 7:02 am | Report abuse |
  181. Joyce

    Well....I'm not a Kate fan at all, but I think she looks great – a much softer look. Now Kate, please go away!

    January 7, 2010 at 7:02 am | Report abuse |
  182. Jetset

    She looks like Brittney Spears now!!!

    January 7, 2010 at 7:01 am | Report abuse |
  183. Jan

    Get her 'career' back on track?? WHAT career !? Her 'career' of exploiting the fact that she has 8 children, and went through a divorce with her husband?

    January 7, 2010 at 6:15 am | Report abuse |
  184. boo bear

    I still feel bad for john , I was a viewer of the show, and don’t know how he put up with her ...,And what career is she talking about ? I think the 15 min of fame is almost gone . I don’t know who’s worse Octomom or her , Kind of sad . Its just irresponsible to have sooo many kids in this day and age . I hope John gets a group discount for his child support .

    January 7, 2010 at 4:24 am | Report abuse |
  185. DallasMarine

    Wow, she looks hot. Just the type of "soccer" mom that I go for. Hope you get life back Kate. (jon your a loser for letting this jewel get away)

    January 7, 2010 at 4:10 am | Report abuse |
  186. S. Gregg

    What career? Since when is being in home movies (even if those get aired on national TV) a career? The only career I can see she has is exploiting her kids. And that is sick and pathetic.
    Kate's new hairdo looks awful but then her old hairdo looked awful, too. Perhaps, Kate is just one of those people who never progress emotionally beyond junior high. Sad.
    I feel so sorry for her kids.

    January 7, 2010 at 3:24 am | Report abuse |
  187. Gramma in Canada

    Way to go Kate! You look great so don't let the naysayers get you down. They are small petty people who thrive on negative thoughts. I'm gonna wash that man right outta my hair..Gonna wash that man right outta my hair! Just a-humming along.

    January 7, 2010 at 2:23 am | Report abuse |
  188. cindy

    When will our society give attention to noteworthy people who do positive things? Since when does having a litter qualify someone for all this media attention? Her hair looks tacky because she is tacky.

    January 7, 2010 at 2:05 am | Report abuse |
  189. dee

    Poor mom, we feel sorry for you, waaaah!!! You're a blond- you'll be fine in life no matter what!

    January 7, 2010 at 1:30 am | Report abuse |
  190. Babz

    Kate looks great!! The long hair makes her look years younger..good for her!

    January 7, 2010 at 1:25 am | Report abuse |
  191. jillybeans20

    People can be so cruel sometimes! I say Give this woman a break already, jeez! She looks great! All we used to hear were snide remarks about her short 'Do and how hideous that looked!! It's either one or the other folks! I think she looks great either way, and if this makes her feel "fresh, young and free" then more power to ya, Kate! I can only imagine how devastating it is to watch your husband parade a string of young, blond bimbos to night clubs and celebrity hot spots, while trying to raise 8 kids alone, and being picked apart by the media over every move you make! Good luck to you KATE, and your kids, now and in the future, and know that you have raised some awesome kids, and let America into your home every week for the past 5 years to see what an awesome job you did! Bravo TLC!!

    January 7, 2010 at 1:20 am | Report abuse |
  192. bonnie

    Why are you reporting on her hairdo? None of us really care! I know I sure as hell don't. I am so tired of hearing about Kate and Jon. Give it a rest!!!

    January 7, 2010 at 1:06 am | Report abuse |
  193. Alley

    There is nothing better than having a new hair do to boost one's self image. Ignore all the critical comments Kate and you do what's good for you. You look great and I hope you are feeling great now that you've dumped the "Albatross." Good luck in your future career endeavors.

    January 7, 2010 at 12:26 am | Report abuse |
  194. erika

    Can't believe she fell for this FREEBIE....it's so ugly.

    January 6, 2010 at 11:58 pm | Report abuse |
  195. Jessica*

    Like her or not, that picture makes those extensions look horrible. They look thin and stringy. The guy who did that should really do some more practice cause that is rough. And what's with that weird lump on the right side of her head toward the back? Is that an attempt at giving height to her hair?

    Seriously? A PROFESSIONAL did this?

    He should be fired.

    January 6, 2010 at 11:55 pm | Report abuse |
  196. Michael

    Hey – great Idea. Have a bad marriage? Use your kids as media whores? Change you hair, not your moral compass!!!

    January 6, 2010 at 11:47 pm | Report abuse |
  197. trasey

    I agree that the hair is as fake as her personality! She deserves to be alone after she neutered her husband. How can anyone truely feel sorry for her after watching her in action. She totally is a cancer that will destroy all she touches.

    January 6, 2010 at 11:23 pm | Report abuse |
  198. JuJuBee

    Hey...now she can get corn rows! FANTASTIC!

    January 6, 2010 at 11:13 pm | Report abuse |
  199. xdolphin

    I've always supported Kate in this whole melodrama. But somebody done told her wrong about this hairstyle. Apparently, someone just added hair extensions to her existing hairstyle and did nothing with what was already there. Kate needs to go to an LA celebrity hairstylist to get it right.

    January 6, 2010 at 11:05 pm | Report abuse |
  200. hazymoon

    That is a mess! Get a life and stop living off your kids.

    January 6, 2010 at 10:56 pm | Report abuse |
  201. joy

    Just sick of this woman. I wish she would just go away! FAR, FAR AWAY!!

    January 6, 2010 at 10:54 pm | Report abuse |
  202. Kim

    I'm a mom of 2. 2. And still, I haven't found the time in almost 2 years to get my hair cut. She is ridiculous. I mean, women, especially moms, deserve to be pampered...but it is not realistic to look that good w/so many small kids. It just is not. I have no one to watch my kids (and I'm not single!!!), so I can go get my hair done very often and look that good...even w/out the divorce. I can GUARANTEE that any real mom who has 8 kids would never, EVER look like that in real life. She is just spoiled by the television shows who pay her to live her life. Ask any "real" mom of more than one kid, and I can guarentee that she'd not be able to afford all that pamporing. In her case, it worked TOTALLY to her advantage to have all those babies. She is living the high-life.

    January 6, 2010 at 10:54 pm | Report abuse |
  203. Sandy

    Please spare us with no more stories about this lady. Start the new year out great without Kate.

    January 6, 2010 at 10:53 pm | Report abuse |
  204. Les

    How pathetic. She adds on fake hair (and bad looking, wrong color fake hair at that) to start a new life? How about starting out with truth and honesty, and spending some time figuring out why her marriage failed and what she needs to do to be whole. Oh, and while she is at it, how about worrying about her kids instead of herself? She has always been about herself first (a tummy tuck so that she couldn't pick up her kids for weeks when they were little? Why didn't she wait a y ear or two?) Now the outside matches the inside – a mess.

    January 6, 2010 at 10:39 pm | Report abuse |
  205. bevvie

    Love you, Kate. Ignore these clowns that love to criticize you. Your kids love you, and you love them. The rest does not matter. You were the one that kept things organizes and orderly when the show was still on the air. I am sure that you are still keeping the house in good shape and your kids on the right track.

    January 6, 2010 at 10:36 pm | Report abuse |
  206. George Niemann

    Why does she look like a horse sat on her head. Aren't hair extensions supposed to look natural?

    January 6, 2010 at 10:31 pm | Report abuse |
  207. Kelly

    Her hair is tragic!! What a cheap, trashy mess! She should stick with short hair.

    January 6, 2010 at 10:29 pm | Report abuse |
  208. PK California

    A rubber stamp of all the California wannabees!

    January 6, 2010 at 10:20 pm | Report abuse |
  209. Dione

    Best of luck to Kate! I am cheering for her!

    January 6, 2010 at 10:18 pm | Report abuse |
  210. Matt

    It's a fitting hairstyle for her. Kate's personality is as fake as her hairstyle. Just sooo appropriate. Already feeling sorry for the next, um, next "Mr. Kate"...

    January 6, 2010 at 10:16 pm | Report abuse |
  211. Ann T.

    I think she looks great. I hope things get better for her and her kids this year. I personally hope she finds love. And I also wish the best for Jon. People aren't perfect. They make mistakes, and they move on. I think we'd all like to be happy and even if she/they aren't perfect, they deserve happiness. The paparazzi should leave the kids alone. Fine to photograph the adults, but when you bug them on family outings, it's not cool.

    January 6, 2010 at 10:16 pm | Report abuse |
  212. Kion

    Kate you look great! No fantastic! Jon messed up again. Your new look makes all his little women, look, not up to par. I wish you the best with your career and the kids. I know you have had a difficult year but keep moving forward. What gets me is that Jon is the one that sought out the negative press and kept putting you guys out there and these people seem to not get that you usually just responded to questions asked of you. Towards the end of the year, you even quit doing that because people were blaming you for Jon's drama. It is apparent to me that you are dealing with people who cannot separate you from Jon's bad behavior. God Bless you and hang in there.

    January 6, 2010 at 10:11 pm | Report abuse |
  213. Lois

    Kate: "I, I, I, me, me, me". GOD give us a break from this no talent self centered boob. PLEASE. Her "career". LOL Oh my. STOP PLEASE.

    January 6, 2010 at 10:09 pm | Report abuse |
  214. JJ

    Wow. For anyone who gets extensions.... Let your TOO SHORT hair grow out some first so it doesn't look like a MULLET!! Yikes... that is all.

    January 6, 2010 at 10:08 pm | Report abuse |
  215. sue barber

    What a fake.....fake everything. She needs to be a mom to her children and quit searching for another 15 minutes of fame.

    January 6, 2010 at 10:03 pm | Report abuse |
  216. Ann

    Why does everyone seem to not like Kate!! I don't like the new hair I really think she looked better with the other doo it was her own style, and stylish at the same time.. I guess everyone dishing Kate has a wonderful spouse that takes full responsibility and just steps in when needed, knows how to help and when and how to keep a job! Come on ladies.. I raised 3 kids and unless your really lucky once a woman has 1 child she had better plan on being the one to do 80 percent of the raising of that child. Most men do NOT just jump in and help or jump up to help!! How many times have you yourself had to nag a spouse just to get simple things done.. Raising 1, 2 or 3 children is hard,, Can you imagine trying to raise 8 of them with 6 being the same age.. And lets be real here, we live in money world not one of you wouldn't let your little one star in a commercial if the money was right. Jealousy and envy get no one anywhere.. You go Kate!! Be your own woman now.. You have came out the winner in the end..

    January 6, 2010 at 10:01 pm | Report abuse |
  217. Linda

    kate needs to go away. She made a mess of her whole family. She is a controling person. and even turned her family away. Kate it's over!!!!!!!!! you've lost your fame know one wants to hear about you anymore.Your not what the American family wants to watch in their homes. Why aren't you with your kids? I wish the best for Jon, he took so much disrespected from you.May god bless your kids and Jon.

    January 6, 2010 at 10:00 pm | Report abuse |
  218. lola

    With or without the makeover, she looks like she is two steps from a trailer park.

    January 6, 2010 at 9:57 pm | Report abuse |
  219. IToldUso

    Not bad for one woman who supports 8 kids and an Ex.

    You go girl!

    January 6, 2010 at 9:55 pm | Report abuse |
  220. Ginny

    Why is this ridiculous woman still on magazine covers. She looks ridiculous with that hair. Would be okay if she was 20. Why isn't she in the kitchen cooking for those kids and making life simple for them finally.
    They need one stable parent since their father obviously is a nut job now losing his apartment that was broken into? How convenient and is making up with his rich girlfriend.
    I don't care what she is doing to her hair or anything else I just want her behind closed doors giving those kids some fresh baked cookies and peace and quiet.

    January 6, 2010 at 9:16 pm | Report abuse |
  221. Yoohoo

    I've worked with this woman before. She's not a good person, not to her (ex) husband, not to her family, not to the crew or to anyone else. The majority of the time she has a terrible attitude and treats people like crap. If that makes her a "strong woman", than I don't want any "strong" people in my life, woman or man

    January 6, 2010 at 9:05 pm | Report abuse |
  222. Mary

    Kate, You go girl! You look wonderful with the long hair. Good luck to you and your children as you begin "again"!

    January 6, 2010 at 9:05 pm | Report abuse |
  223. d gentles

    i hope she treats the next man a lot better than the last, i hope she doesn't demoralize him too

    January 6, 2010 at 9:03 pm | Report abuse |
  224. jj4960

    To anyone with the comments about her 15 minutes of fame being up, you are keeping her fame going by making a comment and reading about her......think about it. BTW, I know that I am doing the same.

    January 6, 2010 at 8:57 pm | Report abuse |
  225. Bill

    God, I feel sorry for those kids...

    Not only will they never be recognized as individuals, they'll always be overshadowed by their attention-whore parents.

    January 6, 2010 at 8:54 pm | Report abuse |
  226. anon

    She looks even more like who she is: TRAILER TRASH

    January 6, 2010 at 8:53 pm | Report abuse |
  227. rockettgirl

    Kate, You Look Great!!

    January 6, 2010 at 8:50 pm | Report abuse |
  228. Diane

    People should look in the mirror before being so critical. The digital age has created a society of mean, rude and pompous asses who like to put down everyone and everything. She can make far more money being attractive and keeping the media/entertainment wheel moving (even sans-kids) than being an RN. And if she can, good for her. She's got 8 kids to raise people, that costs lots of MONEY. Her ex is and has always been an ass and I never thought they'd last - he got more childish and she got more hostile and pissed over time.

    January 6, 2010 at 8:47 pm | Report abuse |
  229. Barbara

    Just keep the hair out of the face.

    January 6, 2010 at 8:26 pm | Report abuse |
  230. julie

    I just love her she cracks me up, kinda reminds me of me, just being real. And she looks great.. good for her I don't know how she does it with 8 kids I have a hell of a time finding time for me with 2- Hopefully when she is ready she can find someone to share her life and kids with.

    January 6, 2010 at 8:21 pm | Report abuse |
  231. Lisa

    I was so hoping that we could start 2010 without ever hearing the words, "Jon and Kate plus Eight."

    January 6, 2010 at 8:07 pm | Report abuse |
  232. judy

    Kate needed the new "do" to have a fresh start. I just hope that she will take a break from the spotlight and concentrate her 8 kids. They need her bad. She was a nurse. Nurses make good money .Her income as a nurse may be tight for a big family but spending more time with her kids is very much worthed. I grew up very poor but I have the best family.

    January 6, 2010 at 7:42 pm | Report abuse |
  233. lavass

    Gee, wonder if her share of the moola made off of pimping out her children paid for the "new do" – what the appeal was or still is regarding these people completely escapes me. We don't have enough to worry about and discuss in this country besides these lame excuses for celebrity!!! Get a real job!

    January 6, 2010 at 7:38 pm | Report abuse |
  234. Tina Harris

    It amazes me that so many people complain about Kate. If you don't like her, don't look or watch shows it is that simple. Kids have always been on shows and I think they have many watch groups to make sure the kids are not exploited.

    Kate do what you need to do to survive and forget everyone else but the kids.

    If you want to stop hearing about someone, let's stop hearing about another man who couldn't stay faithful, no more Tiger

    January 6, 2010 at 7:37 pm | Report abuse |
  235. cbr

    How much longer do we have to look at the Gosselin's. From the two shows I saw I got the impression that they did not have a sound marriage Why they show continued I do not know. I do think PEOPLE Magazine and the networks should let this story go. There is nothing redeeming for anyone and the children are the ones who will suffer for ever.

    Oh I forgot, tv ratings, and selling magazines far outweigh any damage that might be done to the children. How selfish can we all get.

    January 6, 2010 at 7:37 pm | Report abuse |
  236. Gary

    Why is this woman considered a celebrity? From what I've seen she doesn't have any talent. Why does anyone care about her or her ex-husband? They obviously don't care about their kids considering what they put them through.

    January 6, 2010 at 7:32 pm | Report abuse |
  237. Carissa

    I have never been a big Kate fan, but I wouldn't even wish this bad hair job on her. I can't believe that this was the best picture they could get for the cover. I also can't believe the person who did her extension job is a celebrity hair stylist. Eek...

    January 6, 2010 at 7:22 pm | Report abuse |
  238. Tim

    Why exactly are women with hair extensions "fun & empowered" while men with hairplugs or a toupee are a joke?

    January 6, 2010 at 7:18 pm | Report abuse |
  239. K

    Kate, you look stunning. You go girl!!!!

    January 6, 2010 at 7:18 pm | Report abuse |
  240. Melissa

    Good luck to Kate! Why are so many people so upset?

    January 6, 2010 at 7:17 pm | Report abuse |
  241. kimberly

    Okay, I get why this story is tiresome & trivial in the face of war & world upheaval...but you all have a choice whether you pay attention to it.
    She is entitled to do her hair any way she wants and frankly I thought her short do was unique but her long do is very softening and pretty on her. You can see the amazement & joy on her face in the photos!
    It was easy to see her frustration on the show (if you followed it from the beginning) with Jon. Now we all know why...he has shown his true colors in continuing to make his philanderings public.
    As for her kids, I do believe that her goals are more in line with their wellbeing than Jon's at this point.
    I agree that it is time for her to retreat & recover so that she can provide the best home possible for her children. It would be wonderful if she could "use" her celebrity in the healthcare world, specifically as an advocate for children combatting disease, raising monies for Ronald McDonald houses, etc...
    Jon & she were toxic together.
    Kate, keep smiling that smile, especially for your kids.

    January 6, 2010 at 7:13 pm | Report abuse |
  242. Fifi

    Apparently not many watched the show. She is a RN.

    January 6, 2010 at 7:11 pm | Report abuse |
  243. Jay

    I really do not know why Kate complains about her divorce and Jon and yadda yadda. She pretty much drove the man away herself. And no alien inseminated her with 8 embroyos. That was her concious decision to have those kids. She's gotta deal with her problems, because she has no one to blame but herself. And maybe those darn fertility drugs. This woman is pretty much a colossal fail.

    Oh yeah, this new hair of hers looks kinda stringy and is not the right color. But I gotta give her some points for trying.

    January 6, 2010 at 7:09 pm | Report abuse |
  244. coopersmith

    she is a very ordinary looking woman who longs to look extraordinary. It's just not happening. I feel sad for her youngsters–if they want some help with their homework Mommy is too busy staring into her mirror. I've seen this show a couple of times–she comes across like a CEO...but a "faux" CEO. She wouldn't last two sessions on the apprentice. wait. there's an idea.

    January 6, 2010 at 7:08 pm | Report abuse |
  245. Vicky B

    I thought Kate's short hair was horrible. I couldn't stand that funky, cropped, spiked hair style. It was just plain yuck.

    I like her longer hair MUCH, MUCH better. Wow, what a transformation!

    As a previous hair extension wearer for many years, I love what they did wtih hers. Not only did it drop some years off her face, but she looks healthier and happier.

    But... really, what career does she really have? I never could put my finger on this one.

    January 6, 2010 at 7:00 pm | Report abuse |
  246. Just a thought

    The hair looks fine, though I think the whole focus on looks is part of the problem. In the end, will it matter how attractive someone is if they are empty, vapid souls? The damage they leave in their wake should be warning enough.

    Awful example that one can be famous simply because they prostitute their lives on TV and have a certain "look." Maybe it's time to start ignoring these people instead of encouraging them?

    January 6, 2010 at 6:54 pm | Report abuse |
  247. Susan

    She looks amazing and is an amazing person. She deserves this. All the best!

    January 6, 2010 at 6:54 pm | Report abuse |
  248. Wilson

    This new look really makes her look cheap with the hoop earings and bleached hair.

    January 6, 2010 at 6:42 pm | Report abuse |
  249. awilson

    I think she looks great!! I hope she and the kids have a great year!

    January 6, 2010 at 6:39 pm | Report abuse |
  250. youngest1

    Kate, please............no hair extensions! You are much too classy for that kind of look.

    All the best to you and your children in the New Year. Good Luck!

    January 6, 2010 at 6:35 pm | Report abuse |
  251. michael

    I guess my new years wish for her didn't come true, that woman hasn't fallen off the face of the earth yet.

    January 6, 2010 at 6:31 pm | Report abuse |
  252. Joe

    Woe to the foolish man who dares step in where John stepped out. That woman and with 8 kids?!?! I'd rather be fatally flogged with barbed wire than die a slow, painful death. RUN FOR YOUR LIFE!!!!

    January 6, 2010 at 6:31 pm | Report abuse |
  253. DB

    I personally do not like Kate's new hair extensions. But, It is her business the style she chooses for her own hair. She is an attractive woman who has been through tremendous pressure and heartache caused by her ex-husband (many of us know first-hand how that feels).

    The important thing is that she is a good mother to her children. God bless you, Kate, and keep moving forward with your life as a mother, caregiver and mentor to your precious children.

    January 6, 2010 at 6:30 pm | Report abuse |
  254. Charlie

    I'm glad Jon got ride of this neurotic girl, and hope she pays alimony to him

    January 6, 2010 at 6:29 pm | Report abuse |
  255. Susalis

    It's still a mullet, just not a reverse one anymore. And the extensions are about 10 shades different to the rest of the dyed blonde hair. Kate's "career" is as a nurse. If she wants to get back on track, then get a masters and become a nurse anesthetist so you can support your family. Sell the McMansion and keep the change. But pimps make better money so continuing to whore out your children is still an option that you and The Loser Channel still seem to think is appropriate. I still think you should go back with Jon. That way, you can both make sure two more people in the world are saved from misery.

    January 6, 2010 at 6:15 pm | Report abuse |
  256. Mary Ann Hoogeveen

    I was never a fan of her show but I think the woman looks good.She has acted more like an adult during the breakup then her idiot ex husband.People thought she was such a mean b-h but with Jon ,who wouldn't be.He is such trash.

    January 6, 2010 at 6:11 pm | Report abuse |
  257. Sharon D.

    Will there ever be a week without Jon or Kate on the cover?

    January 6, 2010 at 6:10 pm | Report abuse |
  258. Kim

    Have we not had enough of these people? Look at the Cover of this Peole Magazine...Kate Gosselin, Tigers wife and the Jersey whores...wow.

    People mag has officially become a nasty tabloid magazine, yuck.

    January 6, 2010 at 6:05 pm | Report abuse |
  259. Dolores

    Kate...you go girl! Good luck to you and the Kids.

    January 6, 2010 at 6:04 pm | Report abuse |
  260. Joshua

    Sort of looks like a mullet, business in the front, party in the back.

    January 6, 2010 at 6:02 pm | Report abuse |
  261. Carole

    If you want her to go away just don't pay any attention, don't click on "Kate gets a new do." The fewer the clicks and CNN will know you are not interested in her anymore or ever were. By the way, she was a nurse, not a dental hygienist.

    January 6, 2010 at 6:01 pm | Report abuse |
  262. Donna

    She can lose the extensions when her real hair grows out. I wonder where she found the panache to carry off that bizarre do.

    January 6, 2010 at 6:00 pm | Report abuse |
  263. Memphis Slim

    Can somebody PLEASE give those children real parents?

    January 6, 2010 at 5:57 pm | Report abuse |
  264. Richard

    GO KATE! You are the best! Jon Gosselin and his scumbag skank can do whatever they want. And Kate, don't let Jon's skank anywhere near the kids.

    January 6, 2010 at 5:57 pm | Report abuse |
  265. mouse

    "Career back on track"...I forgot that exploiting your children is a lot of hard work and should be considered a career. Wonder when this will be offered as a graduate course at local colleges...

    January 6, 2010 at 5:54 pm | Report abuse |
  266. Sherwood

    Kate I admire your fortitude and courage. Dress again with the
    full armour and make your way back into the public. If you'd like
    a date with similar values – I'm available. I followed the whole
    drama and would happily assist you in making your way through
    the next stage with Peace, Love and Joy. I'm praying for you in
    that regard anyway. SDG.

    January 6, 2010 at 5:54 pm | Report abuse |
  267. Blackgirl

    Good for her!!! she needs a new look.

    January 6, 2010 at 5:48 pm | Report abuse |
  268. Nevada

    It is tough to hide when the media is a frenzy over your actions. You see all the comments here prove that the public wants this stuff. How many women in this country have 8 kids and are divorced and had a make over but are not on the cover of a magazine. Let CNN cover one of them and see how many comments are posted.

    January 6, 2010 at 5:48 pm | Report abuse |
  269. BLUNT

    Great! Now go crawl back under the rock from which you came out from under. Things like this are the reason why not only America but the entire world will come to an end....Because we give relevance to things that are COMPLETELY IDIOTIC! What has this woman ever done of any relevance or importance? Even in her own community before having a bus full of kids I'm sure she's made no contributions no matter how minor. Our society needs to stop making celebrities out of people who have no talent whatsoever.

    January 6, 2010 at 5:46 pm | Report abuse |
  270. Jorge

    Shame that pitiful stool sample of a woman has devolved from a nasty witch into something even more despicable. Way to go....idiot.

    January 6, 2010 at 5:44 pm | Report abuse |
  271. socalgal

    yuck! isnt her 15 minutes of fame over yet? what a mockery of a real working mom... couldnt stand her while she and jon had their show – and cant stand her even more now... blah blah blah

    your kids are going to hate you / resent you and undoubtedly one or 2 will end up strung out or being attention whores just like you...

    just go away already

    January 6, 2010 at 5:44 pm | Report abuse |
  272. CAROL

    Unless she plans to go back to nursing, she doesn't have a career. Pimping your children for money should not be considered a career.
    However, she does look nice with long hair. I agree that is softens her appearance, and perhaps her personality will soften somewhat also.

    January 6, 2010 at 5:42 pm | Report abuse |
  273. graham shaw

    kate....your 15mins was up along time ago...please exit stage left....and the hair?,both look like crap!

    January 6, 2010 at 5:42 pm | Report abuse |
  274. J

    Been divorced myself–it blows. Can't imagine doing it so publicly as Kate. I love the new look!

    January 6, 2010 at 5:42 pm | Report abuse |
  275. hugo

    Really? Less than two years is a 'long time' to be single? You're alone? You have 8 children there madam – that's not alone!!!!

    The fact you think it's a long time shows how far you still have to go. Years woman. Years. I know you've never been manless before, but seriously, where has that gotten you?

    Just quit moaning about YOU. Find your way, then maybe a guy will find you. Sheesh.

    And yeah, Ms. Natural? Are you KIDDING me? She'll need refresher surgery every couple of years For EVER... nicceeee

    January 6, 2010 at 5:41 pm | Report abuse |
  276. dunerider

    She's got to support 8 kids. A nurse's salary and a deadbeat father won't cut it.

    January 6, 2010 at 5:39 pm | Report abuse |
  277. Julia, NJ

    Billy Ray? Is that you?

    January 6, 2010 at 5:35 pm | Report abuse |
  278. Tami

    The caption on the front talks about her dealing with Jon's drama? She has enough of her own to go around. Why can't these people just go away?

    January 6, 2010 at 6:25 pm | Report abuse |
  279. habasngr

    Those extensions will really ruin your hair! It's a bad idea, they are just trying to make you look worse, in the long run. Genuine is better!

    January 6, 2010 at 6:24 pm | Report abuse |
  280. anon

    I think it's time that she and her ex stay out of the media and focus on trying to give their kids a normal life.

    January 6, 2010 at 6:23 pm | Report abuse |
  281. kat

    That is one BAD weave!! She would have done better with a lace-front.

    January 6, 2010 at 6:22 pm | Report abuse |
  282. Alski

    To be honest....I liked the other do better.....

    January 6, 2010 at 6:22 pm | Report abuse |
  283. Alski

    Nice hair extensions there Kate

    January 6, 2010 at 6:21 pm | Report abuse |
  284. Reality in Reading

    Kate, Kate, Kate no one cares. You were a dental hygienist who let the media get to your head. You took a good man, demeaned him for the tv audience. You blew off your church, your friends and you would sell your kids if it could bring you more fame and fortune.

    You're a disgrace!

    January 6, 2010 at 6:16 pm | Report abuse |
  285. tony

    Please go away you pathetic, money-grubbling loser. Your 15 minutes were up a long time ago. You need to focus on raising YOUR children, not being a media-whore! Oh, and take that gross ex-husband with you back to the rock you both crawled out from under!

    January 6, 2010 at 6:16 pm | Report abuse |
  286. George W

    What career? I thought she was a mother. That is not a career. Maybe using your kids to make money is a career????? Being a Mom is the most important job in the world; tied with being a Dad! Kate and Nadya can start a workers union.

    January 6, 2010 at 6:11 pm | Report abuse |
  287. anon

    She looks younger and happier – but the choice of photo used on the cover was very poor. She looks like she has a mullet!

    January 6, 2010 at 5:59 pm | Report abuse |
  288. Jen

    Kate, you look GORGEOUS! and Jon still looks old and ugly

    January 6, 2010 at 5:58 pm | Report abuse |
  289. valerie

    anon- and like SHE makes the world a better place? Haha

    January 6, 2010 at 5:58 pm | Report abuse |
  290. SoCalJim

    Looks like she's on the prowl for the next doormat that she can beat into the ground.

    January 6, 2010 at 5:56 pm | Report abuse |
  291. anon

    "Wow!" – to all the haters out there.

    Way to make this world a better place!

    January 6, 2010 at 5:48 pm | Report abuse |
  292. Christine

    Fake hair to match her fake teeth, fake tan and fake boobs. For someone who was such a crusader for all things organic and natural, she has really become chemically enhanced. Maybe the organic crusade was fake too.

    January 6, 2010 at 5:45 pm | Report abuse |
  293. La Donna

    SHE LOOKS GREAT! Give me a break, if you were in her shoes you would be doing the same things! Please people. It is so easy to sit here and judge her and him for that matter. Their reality show was just that a SHOW. It was for your entertainment. She looks great and HAPPY! You go Kate! You look great!

    January 6, 2010 at 5:43 pm | Report abuse |
  294. Carla

    I think she looks great, give her allot of credit, amazing how everyone is so quick to throw stones, What is the old saying, People who live in glass houses shouldn't throw stones. I Give her alot of credit for being a strong woman and good mother, regardless of what has happened between her and her ex. Hopefully, now they are "out of the public eye" so much, maybe they can all live as normal as a life as possible without everyone trying to pick the meat off her bones, with hurtful words.

    January 6, 2010 at 5:36 pm | Report abuse |
  295. Chris in PA

    It looks more like a wig on top of her real hair.

    January 6, 2010 at 5:20 pm | Report abuse |
  296. gina

    What was she doing with that God-awful hair for so long?! She probably didn't have time to worry about her appearance for so long, now she has stylists and "people" to do things for her. Good for her; she looks way better with long hair.

    January 6, 2010 at 5:17 pm | Report abuse |
  297. kaitlin

    yaaaa..... No no no no... you look like an alien rockstar!!! Go back to the sweet, mommy look!!! This is scary!!

    January 6, 2010 at 5:14 pm | Report abuse |
  298. Kim Conley

    Wow catty catty! Just admit it – the lady looks wonderful and she is by all accounts a celebrity like it or not! Hope she gets a host job on a talk show – I think she would be awesome. Glad her deadbeat husband is now her ex.

    January 6, 2010 at 5:14 pm | Report abuse |
  299. Terry

    That is one of, if not the worst, extension jobs I have ever seen. At least since Britney's faux pas involving a shaved head.

    January 6, 2010 at 5:12 pm | Report abuse |
  300. Reva

    Oh goody, now her hair and personality match: FAKE

    January 6, 2010 at 5:12 pm | Report abuse |
  301. adri

    Kate, needs to go away and raise her kids. Yawn

    January 6, 2010 at 5:12 pm | Report abuse |
  302. Treena

    Go Kate...not a fan of the long hair as I agree she should have just let it grow out but if it makes her feel better than so be it. I can't wait to see her back on TV and see where she goes from here.

    January 6, 2010 at 5:11 pm | Report abuse |
  303. SANDY

    how did she get rid of that flock of seagulls bush of hair in the back. it was so shaved or whatever they did to it. She is just another person who got caught up in fame when with a huge family like she has- she should not have. Unless of course you are Angelina Jolie and get away with anyway and have the money for other people to take care of them. But is this why we have children. To let someone else raise them- hum?????

    January 6, 2010 at 5:06 pm | Report abuse |
  304. You_Rock

    Some people can be so catty. Kate used to have long hair B.K. (before kids)...you go Kate! As far as it not being the same color as her real hair, can't she have highlights? And good riddance to your 9th child, I mean ex-husband. I wish you all the luck!

    January 6, 2010 at 5:04 pm | Report abuse |
  305. Jennifer S.

    Kate now looks like another bimbo. With this 'do' she'll attract more bums.

    January 6, 2010 at 5:04 pm | Report abuse |
  306. Tiffany

    She has a career, she is a RN. I know she hasn't practiced much since she had the kids, but she has a degree.

    January 6, 2010 at 5:04 pm | Report abuse |
  307. Lynne

    Don't like the old or the new.

    January 6, 2010 at 4:59 pm | Report abuse |
  308. Annabel Cohen

    I don't even like Kate - but I think she looks young and great. She probably got paid for the extensions - she pays nothing (i'm sure) for a lot of stuff.

    Like it or not, she's a celeb. And extensions are still very current, folks.

    January 6, 2010 at 4:55 pm | Report abuse |
  309. Jane

    Andrea, your dead wrong. Kate looks great short or long hair. She's a strong woman, and strong women need a strong man... not a piss ass little boy like jon..... DB!

    January 6, 2010 at 4:46 pm | Report abuse |
  310. Auntie Em

    "The hair style with the extensions is so last decade, she should just grow her own hair out."

    Hair only grows about 1/2 inch per month. Would be a long time before she had a decent length. These extensions soften her appearence, & hopefully her attitude will soften as well.

    January 6, 2010 at 4:45 pm | Report abuse |
  311. Mitchell Vitrano

    What career? She should marry a psychiatrist because she has exploited her kids and they will need all the mental health care they can get as they grower older with that stupid mother!

    January 6, 2010 at 4:44 pm | Report abuse |
  312. Becky K

    Wow, Kate looks horrible in long hair. She's one woman who should keep her hair short.

    January 6, 2010 at 4:41 pm | Report abuse |
  313. valerie

    Isn’t Kate always complaining that she needs to find ways to support her herd? How about not dropping hundreds on a tacky weave? Yes I realize that People magazine most likely paid for this makeover (and they couldn’t select a more flattering photo of her for their cover? Ouch!) but it just doesn’t bode well for the ‘woe is me’ pity party she projects to the media all the while constantly performing “maintenance” on her body. She needs to do some maintenance on her soul!

    January 6, 2010 at 4:38 pm | Report abuse |
  314. Glenn

    Career on track? What career?

    January 6, 2010 at 4:35 pm | Report abuse |
  315. Anon

    What career Kate? Exploitation of children?

    Hair = a tacky mess.

    Good luck with that BTW.

    January 6, 2010 at 4:33 pm | Report abuse |
  316. ral-OH

    I can agree with her wanting to get the children back on track. Let the children be children do not further exploit them on TV, it just is not healthy.

    A good thing she she is looking forward to getting her career back, I assume she is talking about her RN degree. With shortage of nurses I'm sure she will be given a warm welcome.

    The hair style with the extensions is so last decade, she should just grow her own hair out.

    January 6, 2010 at 4:32 pm | Report abuse |
  317. Andrea

    This is a really tacky weave job. Extensions aren't even the same color as her real hair. Help!

    January 6, 2010 at 4:25 pm | Report abuse |
  318. jennifer

    You go Kate!! I'm hoping the best for you and the kids!!!

    January 6, 2010 at 4:24 pm | Report abuse |
  319. lhuggs1

    Looks like she got the same style makeover as Reese Witherspoon did after her divorce. Do they have the same publicist? Either way Kate looks great.

    January 6, 2010 at 4:12 pm | Report abuse |

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