Despite reports that she still pines for Jon , Kate Gosselin says she’s looking for someone new and is about ready to get back into the dating world. “I’m kind of out-ish, sort of,” the Kate Plus 8 star said. “You never really picture yourself back in that scene after you’re done with it in your 20s.” “But I’m trying to be a little more open-minded now,” Kate added . “If there’s anybody out there that wants to deal with us, that would be good.” JON & KATE : On the same page, albeit not together . It’s not like the mother of eight, who has gone through personal and media hell and back over the last few years, hasn’t come a long way, though. “I’m encouraging the kids to enjoy their time with him,” Kate says, referring to ex-hubby Jon, who she’s a lot kinder to in public comments lately. Kate, who just celebrated her 36th birthday last week, says that when it comes to her ex, she’s “keeping communication as positive as possible.” Not exactly a convincing, heartwarming statement, but … baby steps. Speaking of Jon Gosselin, dude has probably has had a half dozen jobs in as many months, but like Kate, he’s gotta do what he’s gotta do to get by. He used to whore himself out to any mediocre girls that showed interest. Now he’s doing that for any entity that will pay him. The latest – Quiznos. Seriously, the working stiff is pushing Quiznos promos on Twitter to his (soon to be declining number of) 72,184 followers for around $500 a pop. How the mighty have fallen. Hope he also gets free subs, at least.
Meet Christina Grimmie. Following in the YouTube-based footsteps of Rebecca Black , this 17-year old is hoping to turn a few homemade videos into a successful singing career. But she’s doing so with solid backing. Grimmie opened for for Gomez, Allstar Weekend and the Jonas Brothers at this year’s Concert For Hope and is actually managed by Selena’s parents, Brian and Mandy Teefey. Below, watch her cover their daughter’s latest single, “Who Says.” Christina Grimmie Covers “Who Says” Think Christina Grimmie has a future in the business?
They fought and fought. They split and traded barbs in the press. He paraded around with a bunch of mediocre girls, then faded into relative obscurity. After all that, Kate Gosselin misses her ex, Jon. The demise of Jon and Kate’s volatile and fertile marriage was one of the more epic celebrity splits of recent years … but is there still a glimmer of hope? Jon may not care. He’s happily out of the limelight, working a 9/5 construction job and supposedly so in love with girlfriend Ellen Ross. But Kate still misses her ex. OK Magazine says as much , so it must be true, right? “Friends” say she’s lost without him, professionally and personally, struggling with her mass motherhood situation and a show floundering sans Jon Gosselin . “He was her whipping boy,” says a pal, “but also her best friend. Yes, things were very toxic between them, but there was at least some sort of camaraderie.” Maybe so. It was the kids – but also the Jon and Kate Gosselin fighting over the kids, chores, infidelities, you name it – that made Jon & Kate Plus 8 so fun. Team Kate saw Jon as a jackass. Team Jon saw Kate as a grating banshee. Team Neither wished they’d both go away but ate up the gossip just the same. Kate Plus 8 (Minus Jon) has posted disappointing numbers. The show debuted with 3.4 million viewers, which promptly declined by more than 50 percent. With a new season premiering this Sunday, April 4, the pressure’s really on. “His departure made the show less interesting to people and left a very real hole in her life,” adds the insider, noting that she misses him personally, too. “She pretends to be made of steel, but underneath, she is very sensitive.”
Kate Gosselin has scarcely been in the news lately, but don’t worry: this attention-starved mother of six isn’t acting like a responsible parent and staying out of the spotlight or anything. She’s simply filming the new season of her reality show. It premieres on April 4. As part of this exploitive nonsense, Kate took her children to Australia to kick off 2011. A month later, she appeared on The Talk and tried to actually defend her mothering strategies. Love her? Hate her? Really, really hate her? Kate turns 36 today and likely wouldn’t mind a birthday wish or two. [Photo: Pacific Coast News]
Let’s be honest, Kate Gosselin is looking pretty good these days. We realize any attraction is mitigated largely by the fact that we’re talking about Kate Gosselin, but you’ve got to hand it to her on her workout regimen. With Kate’s poor, tried kids in tow, she lounged in a bikini by the pool Australia this week. Would you go Down Under with her, if you know what we mean?!!? If you don’t know what we mean, it’s spelled out below … The mother of eight heats up Australia … or does she! [Photo: Pacific Coast News] Kate Gosselin: Would you hit it?
Jon Gosselin really doesn’t want his kids on TV anymore. Some have questioned his motives, but he seems intent on living a normal life these days and for his eight offspring to experience the same thing. That said, he went to court to stop Kate Gosselin from dragging them to Australia, but was denied by a judge because the excursion is work related. Once again, Jon and Kate don’t see eye to eye . The same judge allowed Kate Gosselin to film her spin-off reality TV show, Kate Plus 8 , on TLC in the first place, despite vehement objections by Jon . “This was yet another slap in the face for Jon because he did not want the kids to go to Australia,” a source close to Jon Gosselin told Radar Online . “But the judge ruled that because it was for work it was okay. Jon had plans with the kids. Now he won’t see them until they return in mid-January.” “He was scheduled to have them this weekend, but there was nothing he could do as the decision was taken out of his hands by the judge.” “Kate told Jon about the trip, and when he did not agree it was decided that the judge should intervene and the ruling went in her favor.” “He is trying to put a brave face on and has explained the situation to his own family and friends, but this is a big disappointment for him.” “But if nothing else, they all respect him for trying to stand up to Kate and for fighting for what he thinks is right for his kids as well.” Fresh off goin’ camping with Sarah Palin in Alaska, Kate flew to Australia with her eight kids, plus body guard Steve Nield, on Tuesday. The Gosselin crew will also visit New Zealand, and during the excursion they will shoot tons of footage for future episodes of Kate Plus 8 . As for Jon’s plans tonight? “It is most likely that he will be staying in Pennsylvania to be with his girlfriend Ellen Ross plus family and friends as they ring in 2011.” Sounds normal at least.
Kate Gosselin likes expensive haircuts . Camping? Nnnyeah not so much. On Sunday’s crossover episode of Sarah Palin’s Alaska on TLC, Kate – no stranger to grating diatribes and being annoying in general – was in rare form. “I’m miserable,” Gosselin whined. “It’s killing me that people willingly do this. I just don’t get the concept. Why would you pretend to be homeless?” If she keeps up her diva-like spending , she may not have to pretend anymore. Watch her mini-meltdown on the moose-killer’s reality show here … Kate Gosselin Loses It
Kate Gosselin spends money like it’s going out of style. That’s not unusual for a famous person, of course. Or for an American in general. Nor is it necessarily a bad thing. But when you’ve got eight mouths to feed and you’re feeding those mouths moldy sandwiches , your priorities are suspect. That said, check out Kate’s $950 haircut!!!!!!! Kate Gosselin sure looks … gopd? It’s hard for us to say. The angular, shag-style cut comes courtesy of celebrity hair stylist Ted Gibson (who’s worked with Angelina Jolie and other stars) and colorist Jason Backe. On a side note, the tanning-salon devotee also sported a particular orange, non-seasonal skin tone. She is now the Snooki of Southeastern Pennsylvania. Gibson says of his famous client, “She loves her new look, and it’s so much fun to work with her!” With that kind of hourly rate, that’s not a huge shock.