It seems that nearly every day Kate Gosselin is featured prominently on the Yahoo home page in some "news" article or another. Why?
Of course, much of it has to do with Dancing With the Stars, which is on TV, what? Twice a week? (Although sometimes it seems like it's on EVERY night!) Of course, there are practices and rehersals that seem to make the news too. Still, I don't get it--why the apparent fascination with Kate Gosselin? Is she the only one on DWTS?
Yes, I watched Jon and Kate Plus Eight a few times. I didn't particularly find Jon OR Kate OR their show compelling. Although I never really followed their much-publicized break up/divorce, I gather Jon was the bad guy, generally speaking. Still, I saw one "newspaper" (tabloid) at the grocery store checkout whose headlines implied Kate was doing something naughty with her bodyguard, so maybe there was blame to be had on both sides? But did I care? No.
So, tell me this: Why is Kate such a celebrity now? Jon and Kate split up and agreed to go their separate ways. The show's over. Why didn't she just fade away? Admittedly she's got a pretty darn good body for a mom of eight, but where ARE the eight kids, anyway? Maybe all the people who say reality shows are totally fake are right--maybe she NEVER DID HAVE EIGHT KIDS! Have you thought about that? After all, from what I recall, there wasn't a blonde one in the bunch! (No, don't bother trying to explain genetics to me--I get it. I'm just sayin'.)
To be fair, I AM grateful to Kate Gosselin for one thing. Maybe it's my imagination, but since the gossip press has been concentrating on Kate, we've had much less "news" of Paris, thank goodness!
So what do you think? Tired of Kate or are you a fan? And do you think in recent years the PRESS has tried to influence who we see as celebrities, or do you think there's a substantial population out there who really DO care about Kate Gosselin, Paris Hilton, and all the other non-celebrity celebrities, and that's why they show up in the news so frequently?