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Posted on: Friday, April 9, 2010

New twist on supermom Kate Gosselin


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Kate Gosselin is launching a series that will profile everyday women facing personal challenges. "Twist of Kate" will follow the reality star and supermom as she visits the homes and workplaces of her subjects, where she will exchange insights for living. The 12-episode season will premiere in late summer, the TLC network said yesterday.

The single mother of young twins and sextuplets, Gosselin will also revisit her family life for a series of "Kate Plus 8" specials beginning in June.

Kate and her then-husband Jon starred for several seasons in the hit reality series "Jon & Kate Plus 8," which collapsed last fall as the couple's marriage fell apart. This week, Jon Gosselin sued his ex-wife for primary custody of their eight children.

ANIMATED SPIELBERG TURNS FUTURISTIC

The Discovery Channel says it is working with Steven Spielberg on an animated series about life in the future.

The network said "Future Earth" will be a miniseries showing what life might be like 25, 50 or 100 years from now.

Futurists and scholars will be consulted for their predictions to help shape the series, which is expected to air in late 2011.

MCLAREN OF SEX PISTOLS FAME DEAD AT 64

The former manager of the Sex Pistols and one of the seminal figures of the punk rock era, Malcolm McLaren, died yesterday, his son said. He was 64.

Joe Corre said his father died of cancer in Switzerland.

"He was the original punk rocker and revolutionized the world," Corre said. "He's somebody I'm incredibly proud of."

McLaren rose to fame as the manager of the Sex Pistols, but the art college dropout is also known for the famous clothes shop he opened on London's King's Road with his then-girlfriend Vivienne Westwood in 1971.

Aside from music and fashion, McLaren also dabbled in journalism and filmmaking working in Hollywood with directors such as Quentin Tarantino and Steven Spielberg.

TV PRODUCER HELD IN WIFE'S DEATH

"Pimp My Ride" and former "Survivor" producer Bruce Beresford-Redman was detained yesterday as a suspect in his wife's death days after reporting her missing in the resort city of Cancun, a Mexican official said.

The body of Monica Beresford-Redman was found yesterday in a sewer at the swanky Moon Palace resort where the family was on vacation, according to Bello Rodriguez, the local attorney general.

Rodriguez said a security guard at the hotel saw the couple arguing Monday night and said Beresford-Redman tried to hit her.

Beresford-Redman had scratches on his neck and officials were conducting tests to determine if he had consumed drugs, Rodriguez said.