Kate Gosselin is somehow among Barbara Walters' 10 Most Fascinating People of 2009. The only fascinating things to us are that someone stayed married to her for 10 years, and that her dead opossum hairstyle stays up. But so be it.
Before she and Jon Gosselin became embroiled in some of the year's best tabloid fodder, Kate was known simply as a reality TV mother of eight.
Eight kids she claims are devastated and crying themselves to sleep now that they're no longer in front of the cameras. No, Kate, that's just you.
"They cried in the van on the way home from school the other day. They kept asking, 'Where's the crew? Where's the camera crew? We miss them.' And I said, 'Our show is over.' ... Eight sobbing kids driving home from school," she said.
Defending herself from criticism that she exploits her kids, she adds:
"Unless you live in my house and, and see how everything that we have done with the show has been such a great experience, you can't speak."
Oh, how very wrong she is about that!
Kate Gosselin adjusts her dead opossum weave. That thing should be on Barbara Walters' Most Fascinating List. Is it alive? [Photo: PacificCoastNewsOnline.com]
The show, Jon & Kate Plus 8, recently ended its two-year run following a string of developments set in motion around the middle of the year.
In September, TLC made the announcement that Jon Gosselin would no longer appear on the series and that it would be re-titled Kate Plus 8.
Tht plan got axed after Jon objected to his kids appearing on TV, claiming that he "had an epiphany" that the show was exploiting the brood.
Kate disagrees, telling Walters Jon pulled the plug on the popular show "simply because he could." We'd have to say she's 100 percent right.
Still, she continues to whine about her kids "great experience," i.e. her paycheck, being snapped up, claiming that Mady, Cara, Hannah, Leah, Alexis, Joel, Aaden and Collin "watch DVDs of our show and it's family memories to them." Blech.
Unfortunately, Kate Gosselin says her days in front of the camera are far from over, as she is slated to do a new talk show next spring.