When asked why she was doing “Dancing With The Stars,” reality show personality Kate Gosselin said she “was a single mom trying to make money.” And “Dancing With The Stars” must think having her on the cast list for the 2010 version of the show isÂ going to be a ratings boon (read: make them some money), because, according to TMZ, the show has footed the bill for a dance studio to be built in the basement of Kate Gosselin’s Pennsylvania home.Â
The 34-year-old mother of eight will practice downstairs while the Plus 8 do their thing(s) upstairs.Â She will fly out to Los Angeles for two days a week to videotape “Dancing With The Stars,” but the children will remain home.Â While she’s gone, the children will be overseen by a nanny.Â
But all thatÂ special treatmentÂ and practice just might all go for naught.Â According to Bodog.com, which lists odds on various things, Kate Gosselin is listed as the least likely to win the competition at 15 to 1 odds.Â She’s tied with 80-year-old former astronaut Buzz Aldrin.Â
The most likely to win?Â No surprise, it’s gold medalist Evan Lysacek, with ESPN reporter Erin Andrews and Cincinnati Bengals star receiver Chad Ochocinco close behind.Â
At one time, Kate Gosselin was a hot commodity.Â Her books were bestsellers. Her TLC realityÂ show “Jon and Kate Plus 8” was a hit.Â But fame and fortune led to tabloid titles that reflected more truth than speculation and Jon and Kate Gosselin became the center of scandal (divorce, affairs, custody) and the topic of ridicule, from the way they conducted their private and public lives to the impact their show and the non-stop publicity was having on their children.
After all has been said and done, though, it looks as ifÂ Kate Gosselin can still find theÂ spirit to dance — for money, because apparently Jon Gosselin’s child support isn’t going far enough to support the Plus 8 children in that massive Pennsylvania home.Â Still, regardless of how long she remains with theÂ “Dancing With The Stars” cast in the 2010 season, at least she got a free dance studio out of it.