The rumors have been swirling all week, but with a new item in the Washington Post, it is looking increasingly likely that Kate Gosselin just might be a participant in upcoming season of “Dancing with the Stars.”
I am certainly not going to lay down any bets until the actual cast is revealed – apparently in dribbles – on Monday’s night’s finale of “The Bachelor.” (It times like these that I am so thankful to be on the west coast. I’ll get the word “early” without having to suffer through “The Bachelor”!)
During the week of rumors, I have been paying close attention to other interesting facts:
-Jon is back in PA. Jon was seen at the house on Sunday and Friday and he picked up the kids on Monday. Looks like he was close by the whole week. Not his typical pattern of the last couple of months. Maybe settling the lawsuit has lifted some of the stress on the family (hopefully). Maybe he is ready to take on a more active role as a parent should Kate be gone for the next XX number of weeks?
-No sign of Kate. Usually, we can count on at least one shot of her picking up her mail from the UPS store, heading to the nail shop or stocking up at Target. Not this week. Hmm. Could she be in Los Angeles? Or maybe holed up in a dance studio? Obviously, I have no idea, but it’s fun to speculate!
-TLC revived its “Jon & Kate Plus 8” fan page on Facebook with the first new post in months…Kate is scheduled to be on “The View” a week before “Dancing with the Stars” premieres…Kate has been wearing high heels (!) all winter – what mom does that? (Ok, obviously, you can take this speculation thing a little too far).
I have a lot of thoughts on this, but it is probably best to wait to see if it comes to pass. I do want to say one thing regardless of whether this rumor comes true or not — Kate is certainly a big enough “star” (whatever that word means) to be on this show. How many of you had heard of Joanna Krupa, Ashley Hamilton, Ty Murray, Albert Reed or Sabrina Bryan and considered them stars before they appeared on the show? Kate has two things that make a reality-TV executive salivate 1) name recognition with the general viewing public and 2) a built-in audience of woman who love OR hate her.
So, are you a regular watcher of “DWTS”? What do you think about Kate potentially being on the show? Do you think she will make an early exit or do you think she is a hard worker (like a Kelly Osbourne) and may stick around longer than one might think? Who would you like to see her paired with?