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It’s Kate plus eight minus Jon

Gosselin (The Spokesman-Review)
Gosselin (The Spokesman-Review)
From Wire Reports

“Jon & Kate Plus 8” will soon be simply “Kate Plus Eight.”

That’s the word from TLC, whose hit reality show is adapting to the split-up of Jon and Kate Gosselin.

The renamed series, which begins Nov. 2, will continue to chronicle the lives of the Gosselin kids (5-year-old sextuplets and 8-year-old twins) but will also focus on Kate’s role as a single mother.

“It’s not a huge shift, but it’s reflective of where the show was already going,” said Eileen O’Neill, TLC’s president and general manager.

She said Jon Gosselin will remain involved with the show, but appear less often.

Discussions are under way with Kate Gosselin for another series that might debut in 2010, O’Neill added: “I think there’s an opportunity for Kate beyond her role as a supermom to explore her other interests.”

Till reality do them part

In happier news on the celebrity matrimonial beat, among those tying the knot recently were reality star Khloe Kardashian and Los Angeles Lakers forward Lamar Odom; actors Claire Danes and Hugh Dancy; and first-season “American Idol” runner-up Justin Guarini and his girlfriend, Reina Capodici.

A ‘View’ look ahead

“The View” co-host Elisabeth Hasselbeck, who’s been on maternity leave from the daytime talk show since Aug. 7, is scheduled to return Oct. 19.

Substitute hosts between now and then will include the aforementioned Khloe Kardashian, “The Hills” star Heidi Montag, former “View” co-host Lisa Ling, “Ugly Betty” star Ana Ortiz and “Big Bang Theory” star Kaley Cuoco.

The birthday bunch

Actor Tom Bosley is 82. Actress/singer Julie Andrews is 74. Actress Stella Stevens is 71. Actor Randy Quaid is 59. Singer Youssou N’Dour is 50. Actor Esai Morales is 47. Actor Christopher Titus is 45. Actress/model Cindy Margolis is 44. Comedian/actor Zach Galifianakis is 40. Actress Brie Larson is 20.

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