Kate Gosselin: Dancing with Stars, in Basement

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As we reported yesterday afternoon and confirmed last night, Kate Gosselin has joined the Dancing with the Stars cast for the season starting March 22.

If you thought casting Kate as one of the "stars" was a stretch, think again. ABC feels she'll be such a ratings draw, they bent over backwards to get her.

For example, while the rest of the cast - announced last night after The Bachelor finale - practices in L.A., Kate will do so in her Pennsylvania basement.

Kate will be practicing her moves in a newly-converted dance studio at home so she can be near the eight kids she spawned with d-bag ex Jon Gosselin.

Dancing with the Stars is not only letting Kate slide with this unconventional arrangement, the show will be footing a hefty bill for the makeshift studio.

Dancer with Stars

Are you excited to see Kate bust a move on DWTS?

Kate's partner, Tony Dovolani, will fly to Kate's home for practice. Kate will only be in L.A. two days per week, for the taping, until she gets voted off.

Which should be approximately one episode.

When she's cutting a rug on the west coast, her kids will stay in Pennsylvania with a nanny. Presumably not one by the name of Stephanie Santoro.

Kate apparently told Dancing with the Stars that this was the only way she'd do the show, "because she's a single mom trying to make money."

One with the right priorities ... kind of.

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Dancing with the Stars Quotes

We should have started dancing with one arm waaay before.

Cristian de la Fuente [following his injury, trip to the hospital and subsequent stellar performance]

I am not the best dancer, and I have not been the best dancer from the beginning. I am happy we made it this far.

Cristian de la Fuente