Kate Gosselin: “I feel like [the divorce] would have happened anyway, cameras on, cameras off”

Kate Gosselin was on The Today Show this morning, talking to Meredith Viera about rumors (“There is no affair.” “There is no condo. There is no apartment.”), whether or not the TLC show caused her marriage’s break-up (no), and why she did the show (love). Jon was going to appear on E! tonight to respond to Kate’s interview, but perhaps because she didn’t go on a Jon-attack, he cancelled, according to Us Weekly.

On Today, Kate said, “If you’re asking if this was an end result of the show, I feel like it would have happened anyway, cameras on, cameras off.” As to how she feels about what happened, she said, “I wake up and I do feel a lot of failure. This is not what any mother sets out for their children. It’s necessary. It has to take place. I think I’ve turned the focus on myself. I want my children to see a mother who’s committed to her children, who’s determined, who has integrity and perseverance and never gives up. Everything I’ve done for them is out of love.”

And products. And money. And logos to put on the kids. Don’t forget those.

Kate: I’m still wearing wedding ring for my kids [Today Show]
Jon Gosselin’s E! Interview Canceled [Us Weekly]

The Sing-Off loses its star

Ben Folds

NBC's super-fun December a capella singing competition The Sing-Off is returning, but without its star judge, Ben Folds, and only as a two-hour special. Those are really depressing changes for a series that proved itself to be a super-fun show when it returned last December.


A film director talks about becoming a reality TV character

Anna Martemucci

What is it like to have your life turned into reality TV? Director Anna Martemucci, one of the two directors featured on Starz' exceptional reality series, talks about that, the competition, and her collaboration with her husband and brother-in-law.

Plus: How the show's producers tried to keep the $250,000 competition fair.

about the writer

Andy Dehnart is a journalist who has covered reality television for more than 15 years and created reality blurred in 2000. A member of the Television Critics Association, his writing and criticism about television, culture, and media has appeared on NPR and in Playboy, Buzzfeed, and many other publications. Andy, 36, also directs the journalism program at Stetson University in Florida, where he teaches creative nonfiction and journalism. He has an M.F.A. in nonfiction writing and literature from Bennington College. More about reality blurred and Andy.