Janet Weidenheimer, who was known as Nana Janet when taking care of the children on Jon & Kate Plus 8, has died. She was 72.
Weidenheimer, who appeared several times in early seasons of the show, most notably while riding a horse at the sextuplets' third birthday party, was a friend of the Gosselin family and regularly volunteered to help Kate take care of the children.
She passed away on Oct. 28, according to Entertainment Tonight. Details about her death have not been released, but funeral services were scheduled to take place in Pennsylvania Saturday.
Could the UFO-hunting Heene family have been the Jon & Kate of the skies? TVGuide.com has learned that the eccentric storm chasers at the center of the "Balloon Boy" drama recently pitched a reality show about their family to the TLC network — and were turned down.
TLC sues Jon Gosselin
"They approached us months ago and we passed," a TLC rep told TVGuide.com.
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Though Jon Gosselin said he feared more drama at a birthday party for his twin daughters Madelyn and Cara, he and estranged wife, Kate, managed to call a truce for the evening.
Jon Gosselin: Kate's "trying to prevent" me from seeing twins on birthday
Gosselin saw both of his daughters Thursday night at the family's Pennsylvania home and did not have to cut the visit short as feared he might have to do, according to People. " I'm staying until the kids go to bed," he told the magazine during a break in the festivities. "We're trying to be cordial for Mady and Cara."
Gosselin arrived with ...
TLC is delving into the world of pageants in the new reality series King of the Crown, in which pageant coach Cy Frakes shows the painstaking process of getting his beauty queens ready to compete.
TLC introduces Kate Plus Eight
TVGuide.com caught up with Frakes to chat about the premiere (Sept. 30 at 9/8c) featuring his client, former Miss Teen USA South Carolina. She became a YouTube hit after her incoherent answer during the pageant.
Watch the video after the jump.
After treks to St. Tropez and the Hamptons, Jon Gosselin will bring his new bachelor lifestyle to Las Vegas.
The father of eight is set to host a pool party at MGM Grand's Wet Republic on Saturday, Aug. 29, Us Weekly reports. "Jon Gosselin, America's favorite father ...
In this episode of Jon & Kate Plus 8, Jon declared his earrings and new style of dress is "not a mid-life crisis," while Kate continued to try new things with her "do anything once" parenting attitude.
Jon & Kate Plus 8
Jon & Kate Plus 8's ratings tumbled during its return episodes, losing about 6 million viewers from its highly buzzed divorce announcement show in June.
Monday's first half hour averaged 4.0 million viewers, while the second episode grew to 4.2 million, according to TLC. The ratings dropped 61 percent from the June 22 episode, which featured the couple announcing their separation. That episode, which kicked off a six-week hiatus, was seen by 10.6 million viewers, making it the most-watched episode in the series' history.
See photos of the kids on Jon & Kate Plus 8
Though the most recent episode is...