It's hard to imagine the Oscars without its jaw-dropping ending!
Sadly, this meant the comedian couldn't close the show with
Splish splash, she is taking a pass!
That's because in Tuesday night's all-new Kate Plus 8, the mother-of-eight flat out refuses to take part in a casual family helicopter crash simulation — Ya know, on second thought… we don't blame her!
But Kate's not the only one too chicken to watch the chopper intentionally crash and burn — okay, crash and sink — 16-year-old twins Mady and Cara sit out due to the risk of water ruining their makeup.
Also very fair.
Luckily, the older half of the TLC fam isn't about to spoil Aaden, Alexis, Hannah, Joel, and Leah's fun!!
Ch-ch-check out a sneak peek of Kate Plus 8 before it airs Tuesday, December 20 at 10 p.m. EST on TLC (below)!!!
The joys of motherhood…
When Kate Gosselin gave birth to sextuplets 12 years ago — on top of the twins she already had — she effectively signed the rest of her life away to raising those eight kids on camera. What other choice did she have? She had to pay for that many mouths to feed somehow!
During Tuesday night's episode of the TLC docuseries, Kate took all her kids — minus her missing son Collin — to a park to play their version of The Hunger Games (aka dodgeball with NERF bows and arrows).
However, the dysfunctional family couldn't even get to the game before they started fighting… because even picking teams was a chore for the single momma.
It didn't help that Cara, Mady, and Hannah all actively didn't want to be stuck with her, though…
But at least Aaden clearly still loves his mom!
Ch-ch-check out the highlight of Tuesday night's Kate Plus 8 (below)!!!
Kate Plus 8… Plus Jon?
Well, that may no longer be the case if Jon Gosselin has any say in the matter — because we're hearing he's seeking joint custody!
As things currently stand, Kate has sole custody of twins Mady and Cara as well as sextuplets Aaden, Alexis, Collin, Hannah, Joel, and Leah… while Jon only has limited visitation rights.
However, now that it's public knowledge that the father-of-eight hasn't seen his son Collin in 18 months, he's reportedly looking to take Kate to court to change all that!
According to an In Touch source, Jon is looking to lessen his ex's tight grasp on their children, dishing:
Kate Plus 7…
Tuesday night's all new episode of the TLC docuseries marked Aaden, Alexis, Hannah, Leah, Joel, and Collin's 12th birthday party… which was a little awkward since only 5/6 of the sextuplets were actually there to celebrate!
With 16-year-old twins Mady & Cara Gosselin by her side to help decorate, Kate pulled off a pretty impressive scavenger hunt for her younger kids and their friends.
However, Collin's absence was clearly felt by the entire family… because the mother-of-eight got surprisingly candid while giving cameras an update on his progress, saying:
Kate Gosselin is opening up ahead of Kate Plus 8's fifth season!
Well, to shine more light on the 12-year-old's enrollment in a live-in treatment center for his special needs, the 41-year-old spoke to People, saying:
Plus one for honesty… maybe?
As you may be aware, Kate Gosselin and her kids — 16-year-old twins Mady & Cara and 12-year-old sextuplets Aaden, Alexis, Collin, Hannah, Joel, & Leah — are about to enter Season 5 of Kate Plus 8 on TLC.
So, to promote the dysfunctional docuseries, the matriarch stopped by Good Morning America on Monday to get real about everything… but mostly just about Jon Gosselin and Collin.
Speaking to Amy Robach, the mother-of-eight vehemently denied those Child Protective Services reports while updating us on Collin's live-in treatment center, saying:
Kate Gosselin was reportedly under investigation for alleged child abuse earlier this year.
As you know, the 41-year-old opened up about having to send her son Collin, who has special needs, to a treatment facility to "help him learn the skills he needs to be the best him he can be" back in August.
Life & Style is now claiming that a source has come forward saying the 12-year-old admitted to a staff member that he had suffered abuse at the hands of his mother:
"Collin said something to the facility's staff and it was reported to Children and Youth Services [CYS], which started an official probe."
The supposed insider continued:
"The police later notified Collin's dad, Jon, that a child abuse investigation was opened."
And that isn't the only allegation against the Kate Plus 8 star.
A person claiming to be a former nanny for the famous family told the outlet that Kate often got "physical" with 16-year-old twins Mady and Cara:
"Kate would spank her kids, especially the twins. The spanking was open-handed and was to discipline them if they wouldn't listen, but the kids would just cry more. They were scared. This would happen a few times a week."
We're really hoping this isn't true!
We'll keep you updated as we learn more.
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