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Kate Gosselin Update: Jon, the Kids — and a New Show?

Kate says she and the kids are gr8.

The TODAY show this morning featured an interview with reality star/mom of eight Kate Gosselin, who shared some insights into her children, her latest projects and, yes, even her relationship with her ex-husband, Jon.

Host Ann Curry started off by asking how the eight young Gosselins have been since the cancellation of Kate Plus 8. “Great. We’re doing awesome,” she responded. “The kids are doing great in school. They’ve gone on. [But] they’ve honestly missed filming.”

But that may not be a problem for long; Kate hinted that since her contract with TLC has ended, she’s available for new projects with another network. She says fans are “begging” for a new show, so it’s likely we’ll see the cameras turned back on the family soon.

Also in her plans: a recipe book! “I have eight recipe testers,” she explains, and she’s putting together a collection of her best dishes.

Of course, she’s still blogging for Coupon Cabin, sharing her ideas for inexpensive meals, decorating, family-friendly activities and more. The site is launching a new app this week to help customers save with a touch of their smartphones.

Curry later asked about a touchy — but still popular — topic: Kate’s relationship with Jon since their bitter divorce.

“I can honestly say that it’s more peaceful than it’s ever been,” the reality mom reports. “I feel like a really big weight has been lifted off my shoulders. He’s really been positive and more available, and it’s just less stressful. I feel like he’s working with me, and the kids notice it, and that’s good.”

As a result, she says, she can focus her energies on more positive things, like training for an upcoming half-marathon and planning parties for her children. The sextuplets (Hannah, Leah, Alexis, Joel, Collin and Aaden) just turned 8. “We didn’t have our ‘friend’ birthday party yet — that’s coming up — but we did our at-home, normal, Mom’s chocolate cake, regular stuff,” Kate says. “We always have to swim on their birthday … no matter if it’s 40 degrees!”

So what do you think? Can Jon and Kate get past the h8 for good? And would you watch a new Gosselin show?

[Photo: PacificCoastNews.com]

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