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Jon & Kate Plus 8 Caregiver Dies at 72

Janet Weidenheimer

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.

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TLC Turned Down Heene Family Reality Show Pitch

Heene Family

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.

Meanwhile, a TVGuide.com poll found that ... read more

TLC Sues Jon Gosselin

Jon Gosselin

TLC filed a lawsuit against Jon Gosselin Friday, accusing the Jon & Kate Plus 8 star of breach of contract.

News: Kate Gosselin "profoundly disturbed" by report that Jon hacked into personal accounts

The suit, filed in Maryland, claims that Gosselin violated his contract by ... read more

Cool Heads Prevail at Gosselin Birthday Party

Jon Gosselin

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 ... read more

VIDEO: King of the Crown Star Tries to Redeem Former Miss Teen South Carolina's Flub

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.

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TLC Introduces Kate Plus Eight

Kate Gosselin

Kate is moving on with her eight — minus Jon.

TLC announced the new title Kate Plus Eight, which replaces Jon & Kate Plus 8 starting Nov. 2.

Kate: I'm Not Remarrying for "Long, Long Time"

"Given the recent changes in the family dynamics, it only makes sense for us to refresh and recalibrate the program to keep pace with the family. The family has ... read more

Jon Gosselin Throwing Vegas Pool Party

Jon Gosselin

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 ...
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Jon & Kate Plus 8 Episode Recap: "Beach & Kitchen Reveal"

Jon Gosselin

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.

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Kate Gosselin to Appear on Today

Kate Gosselin

Kate Gosselin will lift her self-imposed media embargo on Monday when she drops by the Today show for her first television interview since she and husband Jon announced their divorce in June.

Kate will discuss how ...
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Jon & Kate Ratings Plunge with Post-Split Return

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... read more

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