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Kate Gosselin's 8 Kids -- Cleared for Spin-Off

4/25/2010 12:30 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Kate Gosselin's new TLC show "Kate Plus 8" is all systems go -- because the local Department of Labor says the kiddies have been cleared to continue their careers as reality TV stars.

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A rep for the Pennsylvania Dept. of Labor and Industry tells TMZ the correct paperwork for the show was submitted and approved ... and said, "The proper steps have been taken and the kids are permitted for 'Kate Plus 8.'"

But according to the rep, nothing has been submitted for Kate's other TLC spin-off "Twist of Kate" -- which could mean the kiddies may not be joining Kate on that one.

That's probably a good thing ... because 5-year-olds shouldn't have to work two jobs.

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136.

Julia    

How sad, making your children work! Not a mother of the year that's for sure

1610 days ago
137.

mary jo     

I do not think this should be allowed I think that Kate has absolutely no talent, I do not think that her kids want this I have worked with kids in this industry and it is the parents that want this. She is a RN, she should go back to that they make excellent money, and just be a mother to those kids
The entertainment world is a great job, but when they are done with you and only a small amount end up on top and the kids are running wild because nobody remembers them then what happens.
Kate, leave and go be a mom this is not for you

1610 days ago
138.

lou    

And meanwhile, Jon sits on his butt, doing nothing.

1610 days ago
139.

Aphrodite    

Child abuse and exploitation...clear and simple. Let her get a job like every other working mother without using her kids as cash cows. Just ask all the former child stars that were pushed in front of the cameras by their ambitious, money grubbing, parents who wanted to live vicariously through their children. Most of them wind up on drugs, with prison records, anti-social, and HATE their parents for what they did and what they continue to do (e.g. The Lohan family). Someone needs to be a voice for the helpless, innocent children who are manipulated by their parents. Anyone who watches Gosselin's shows just contribute to the downfall of those children.

1610 days ago
140.

beans    

KatieIrene is not going to stay home b/c she disappointed about the 8 korean babies b/c none of then looks like her..I'm wondering did Jon and another korean woman have the doctor to mix his tadpoles to her eggs and created DISH korean babies and then planted them in the WHITE TRASH MONSTER ??I hope that happen b/c the children are going threw enough JUST BEING AROUND KATIEIRENE they don't need to grow up as a bunch of NARCISSISM ADULTS..

1610 days ago
141.

ADR    

You guys have to remember that Jon DID have a regular 9 - 5 job for the first few seasons but KATE wanted to continue with the show so he had to quit because the show was taking time away from his normal job!!! Also remember they were supporting all 8 children WAY before the television show (I know not a whole lot as the six lil ones weren't that old when the show started). AND go back and review what Kate said the entire reasoning behind getting on the show was to help pay for their colleges.



People seem to forget things fast in LaLaLand... Jon was smart for leaving... how he did it on the other hand is another story but he was smart for getting out. I do believe he is the right parent and the children should be with him. Although HONESTLY I do not think these children should be with ANY of the two!!!



And PLEASE REMEMBER PPL... JON CANNOT AFFORD TO PAY THE $22000 A MONTH CHILD SUPPORT AND I DO NOT THINK HE SHOULD WHEN KATE WAS GETTING $50000 A WEEK ON DWTS!!!



Let's open our eyes a little wider and see the whole truth!!!



Kate... ppl are NOT buying your BS... just settle down with all the endorsements!!! And if these endorsements are under contract with TLC... GET A BETTER LAWYER!!! If you want to be respected as a single working mother, then actually BE one!!! How about starting a show about helping mothers RETURN to work after being a stay-at-home mother for some time...



Also Kate CHOSE to quit her Nursing job to take care of the children... WHY CAN'T SHE RETURN TO BEING A NURSE NOW??? The children are old enough now where having a nanny is feasible... and a regular nanny won't cost thousands of dollars... Where is her family to help her out??? And if there is no family... shouldn't that raise questions as to Kate's character???



I cannot believe I care THIS much to write this crap on here... I just hate how ppl STILL are 100% for her.... WAKE UP PPL SHE IS A PHONEY LIKE ALL HOLLYWOOD PPL ARE!!! Her tears are fake... her laughs are fake her whole personality is fake... Dr. Drew needs to do an intervention on Kate for famewhoring!!! OMG I have a great show idea... I should pitch it!!!

1610 days ago
142.

TanyaB    

I think the only people fascinated with Jon or Kate or their children is the media. Majority of everyone else does not care. If anyone out there wants to see some great mother/father duos with interesting kids who keep their day jobs. Who do not consider themselves "stars", but parents of large groups then check out 9 by design on Bravo or Table for 12 on TLC. WARNING!! There are no tummy tucks, $300 pair of shoes, bodyguards, hair implants, and anything Gosselin. These kids most probably will be functional adults.

1610 days ago
143.

AMO    

Ok, who's going to watch this?

1610 days ago
144.

whocares    

REALLY..NOW WHO CARE'S WHAT " WANNABEE BARBIE KATE DOES.
THIS BIT.H WAS A NONSTOP SHREW ON THE ORIGINAL SHOW.
"GOTTA WORK TO SUPPORT MY KID'S"? GOTTA WORK TO MAKE A NAME FOR HERSELF. GO HOME HEIFER AND TAKE REAL CARE OF YOUR KID'S U LIVE ON. HOW ARE U AND YOUR BG DOING? WE AREN'T THAT STUPID!!!
GO AWAY.PIRAHA..U AIN'T EVER GONNA BE A STAR OR FAMOUS!!!!

1610 days ago
145.

Jillian    

YOU'RE AN UNFIT MOTHER KATE. YOU'RE JUST AN ATTENTION WHORE!

1610 days ago
146.

PeggyPA    

# 148 Jon was "working from home" well before the point that you identify. As for any degree of sensibility on his part, where was that evidenced in moving to NYC and renting an expensive apartment? He ended the show but he never got out of entertainment. You seem to be ignoring that every get-rich-quick scheme that he has made since then involves exploiting his notoriety from the show in some form: the whole "Divorce Dad's Club" thing, trashing Kate and TLC in front of every TV & Paparrazi camera that he could muster.



Before the show, Kate was looking after 8 little ones 5 days a week and then working at nursing jobs most weekends.



I don't think Kate is currently endorsing anything. What she has been doing is doing publicity for books & TV appearances + speaking engagements. No matter what kind of show she did(and your idea could certainly fit into the Twist of Kate format as announced), she would be expected to publicize it.



You claim "A regular nanny won't cost thousands of dollars"!!! On what planet?!?! You have heard of a little something called the minimum wasge haven't you? BTW, nurses, particularly R.N.'s who are scarce, routinely work double or 10-12 hour shifts. How much time would that give her with her kids when she wasn't working or sleeping? BTW, even where relatives are close, they aren't always available or otherwise able to provide child care. What she is doing now brings in a lot more money & now that Jon appears to be taking more of an interest in parenting, she can schedule her travel around his times with the kids. A lot of parents who aren't in show business have to travel as part of their work. They love their kids and do their best.



She IS working. It may not be the work you believe that she should be doing, but that doesn't make it any the less work.



As for Jon's support obligation, the court sets those according to established guidelines, including the parent's ability to earn (which means one can't take a minimum wage job just to get a reduction); if he believes cir***stances have changed, he can petition the court (although he apparently dropped that aspect of the custody action, too.)



As for whether or not she is "fake" (whatever that means), you have no way of knowing that any more than I do. For some reason, you despise a woman you've never met, but that doesn't make you a mind reader.

1610 days ago
147.

Yep I said that    

Hey PeggyPA what deos the PA stand for? Personal Assistant to Kate Gosselin or may Public Relations Announcer

1610 days ago
148.

texangirl64    

# 5 Such a Good Point and Observation.. Where is the Body Guard when she has all her litter with her? I never see him.. Wonder how long she has been banging him, he was around even while she was with Jon... WOW....

1610 days ago
149.

texangirl64    

These Kids Look ABUSED!!!! They al hold their heads down.. We already know she is a Man Abuser.. How much you wanna bet she banged Jon to drop his attorney and let her have her shows? He is a fool... lol

1610 days ago
150.

marg    

The poster under the tag of *beans*. You are one of the reasons people have bodyguards. Is there anyone home with you all day and night to notice you need anger management? No kidding. From the times printed for your posts, you stay on several sites 24/7. The hatred coming from you needs to be addressed by professionals. It's one thing if we dislike someone in the public eye, but when we talk filth about children non stop, ask for help. If you said the things you say about any other race, you would be reported.

1610 days ago
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