Perhaps I am feeling unusually wistful right now. The beginning of summer means we are almost half-way through the year. Add to that all the graduations that are occurring and it is hard not to reflect on the passage of time.
Does it seem so long ago that we were discussing the Gosselin divorce papers being filed, Jon’s infamous trip to St. Tropez or the biggest non-story of the year: Kate swatting at Leah’s behind? It doesn’t to me, but these events all happened one year ago. Sigh.
So what is happening in June 2010 in the Gosselin universe? Thankfully, it appears things are a bit more mellow, although the family continues to be a topic of intense interest.
Jon and his girlfriend, Ellen, took all eight kids to the Poconos for a day of fun on Sunday. I don’t know much about the Poconos, but it looks beautiful. Has anyone been there?
Concentrating on the positive, I think it is wonderful that Jon is once again living close to the kids. His new girlfriend, while young, seems a bit more mature than some of his previous flings. There have been rumors in the tabloids that Kate is still concerned about Jon’s behavior and might be pursuing full custody, however, ETonline.com, one of the more reliable gossip sources out there, claims to have spoken to sources that dispute this.
I am keeping my fingers crossed that Kate and Jon put aside their differences and continue working on co-parenting as effectively as possible.
It’s not the first time, but new rumors started flying anew last week that Kate might be in line to appear in a celebrity dating show. It’s not clear whether this would involve Kate appearing on ABC’s “The Bachelorette” or perhaps a new show would be created for her. It appears ABC is completely on board. ABC entertainment president Steve McPherson says that he would “absolutely” be interested in casting Kate Gosselin as the next ‘Bachelorette.’
While Gosselin is still under contract with TLC, they were more than willing to lend her out to appear on ‘Dancing with the Stars.” The Gosselin camp was supposedly shooting down the show rumors last week, but Kate doesn’t outright deny anything in the clip below.
Do you think it’s possible to do a tasteful dating show? I think there is definitely a big difference between ABC’s Bachelor/Bachelorette franchise and what is put out by the likes of VH1. I find the premise of these shows a bit absurd, but I also think this could be an interesting vehicle for Kate. I have an open mind at this point – what do you think?