Kate Gosselin: Celebrity Wife Swap
Oh my. Just when I thought Kate Gosselin’s 15 minutes of quite extended fame had come to an end, she turns up on Celebrity Wife Swap.
I’ve watched Wife Swap before, but wasn’t even aware that a Celebrity version of this highly cerebral form of entertainment existed, until Tuesday night. Kate swapped places with Kendra Wilkinson, who I know only from my unfortunate relationship with trashy celeb magazines. “Wife swap” was a bit of a misnomer, as Kate is no longer a wife. She drove away former husband Jon. Would she do the same for Kendra’s husband, football star Hank Baskett?
Thoughts from Celebrity Wife Swap with Kate Gosselin:
- She can draw an audience. On the one hand, this amazes me. If there’s one person who’s the human definition of unlikeable, surely it’s Kate Gosselin. She’s always got a harsh look on her face. She seemingly has no filter and just says whatever harsh or nasty thought pops into her head. She thinks she can do no wrong. On the other hand, perhaps watching such a train wreck makes us feel better about ourselves in comparison. Regardless of the reason, this episode of Celebrity Wife Swap drew the highest ratings the show has ever received.
- Wow, do Kate and Kendra Wilkinson look alike, or what? Several times during the show I had to concentrate to determine which of the two I was watching. Observing the harshness now of Kate’s face and her hair, bleached to within an inch of its life, I can’t help but remember what she used to look like:
Sure, she’s more glam now. But really? I preferred her look back then. She was a real person, not a Hollywood wanna-be who prefers hawking her dubious acting “skills” to her former job as a nurse. When you look eerily similar to a Playboy Bunny, kids, it’s a sign that perhaps you’ve gone too far.
- I enjoyed seeing the Gosselin kids again. They’re growing up! I especially noticed the twins getting bigger. Cara is nearly as tall as Kate, and Mady sounded so much older when she talked. One show I’d really enjoy is “Kate Gosselin plus Eight Teens.” Bring it on, baby. One book I’d really enjoy? “Growing Up with Kate Gosselin as a Mom,” by any of the kids. I’ll put my copy on hold at the library today!
- I think Kate tried hard to come across as more likeable in this episode. After all, she’s forever trying to get another TV show or some kind of paying gig. But come on. The only thing she learned from the show was to take more time for herself? All her kids are in school all day. She has all those hours to herself, since quitting her mediocre job years ago.
And despite the impression she likes to give that she does everything on her own, this has been shown not to be the case. She doesn’t let it be filmed, but she has numerous babysitters, a housekeeper, and had a cook at one time (at least), as well. Are we supposed to look at this woman, who clearly goes to tanning and has had various cosmetic procedures, and still feel sorry for her lack of “me time”??? Sorry if I can’t feel a lot of sympathy for ya there, Kate.
Did you watch Kate Gosselin on Celebrity Wife Swap? What did you think?