In the midst of being the newest tabloid target, Jon & Kate Plus 8’s frazzled mom Kate Gosselin has taken advantage of her fifteen minutes of shame fame by promoting her latest book, “Eight Little Faces.”
Call it bad timing, or perhaps a cleverly planned PR stunt, but Kate’s tour to promote her book on “family, trust, perseverance and joy” has turned into a media circus thanks to her husband Jon’s philandering ways.
If you don’t know the story by now, here it is in short: Jon and Kate star in a hit TLC show following their hectic lives raising a set of 8-year-old twins and 5-year-old sextuplets. Kate writes her first book, “Multiple Blessings,” which quickly became a best seller. She begins to grow more comfortable in the spotlight, often lending her opinion to news stories like Octomom, all while Jon stays home with the kids. Just as Kate starts her second book tour, news breaks that Jon has been secretly dating a 23-year-old teacher for the past three months. Rumors of Kate’s “friendly” relationship with her bodyguard follow. Gasp!
Assuring fans (and herself?) that the couple is currently working through their problems, Kate (minus Jon) has appeared all over the media including the Today show, Rachael Ray show and is People magazine’s newest cover girl. And although viewers would like to know what’s really going on in the Gosselin household, Kate is using her time in the spotlight to talk about herself. Today’s most popular topic? Her business-in-the-front/party-in-the-back hairstyle that “everybody wants.”
Do you have a name for your hairstyle?
KATE: It’s my attitude! Everybody wants it. It’s work. I have very, very thick hair, so it’s not going to work for everybody. I’ve seen people come through the book line with thin hair and it’s just won’t work. My hair stylist gets calls from all across the country.
via Jon & Kate talk to EW about life in the fishbowl: Exclusive! | Showbiz News and Scoop | Studio and Network Dish | EW.com.
So, is all this hoopla really worth boosting book sales? Coincidentally, the next season of Jon & Kate Plus 8 is premiering on May 25. And you can bet the ratings will be the highest yet.
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My advice to Kate is to take a break from promoting yourself, step away from the spotlight and deal with your problems without the help of a talk show host. At the rate things look to be going, we may soon be watching “Jon & Kate Plus 8 and a Custody Battle.”