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 Quest ends its journey stronger than it began

Verlox from The Quest

A review of the finale of summer's best reality series, which wasn't always perfect but was thoroughly entertaining right down to the finish, which included phenomenal challenges and special effects. Will ABC give it a second season?

Plus: an interview with the actor who played Verlox and the ogre.

Shark Tank is getting a spin-off

Shark Tank

Companies that get deals on the show will be followed for this new spin-off.

Also: Before the show began, Shark Barbara Corcoran was cast and then replaced--but then she sent this amazing e-mail and won the job.

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.