Kate Gosselin Upset With Girls After Awful Interview
Mady, Cara clam up on 'Today'
By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff
Posted Jan 17, 2014 9:20 AM CST
Updated Jan 17, 2014 10:48 AM CST
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(Newser) – A Today show interview featuring Kate Gosselin and her two oldest kids got awkward very quickly yesterday when Cara and Mady, now 13, immediately clammed up. Mady answered the very first question with "Ummmm..." and a long silence, leading an apparently irritated Kate to interject, "Mady. Your words. It's your chance. Spit it out." Cara then "answered" her first question by simply staring at her mom, who said, "So this is their chance to talk, this is the most wordless I’ve heard them all morning." The awkwardness continued from there (though Mady managed to get a few sentences out eventually), and a source says Kate did not react well backstage after the interview.

"She went type-A crazy," a source tells the New York Daily News. "She was upset that they had a chance to speak for themselves and defend her and they blew it. She told them, 'You embarrassed mommy,' and some people heard. She was not happy." Publicly, however, she put on a cheerier face, tweeting, "1st live interview can render even the gabbiest girls speechless :)" and "I'm SO proud of my girls...we had a great trip to NYC together." She claims the girls asked to do the interview with her. Ex-husband Jon, of course, chimed in, telling Inside Edition (per RumorFix), "They’re minors … You put our kids into a situation that they were not prepared for at all. They weren’t allowed to be themselves." (He also complained recently about the "militant household" Kate runs.)

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Jan 25, 2014 4:28 PM CST
I can be a jerk and I know it. This bitch is always a jerk and I'm pretty sure she knows it. Trust me, her kids know it as well. They got nervous and this jerk couldn't handle it appropriately on national t.v. I don't like Jon either, but I swear she is the underlying issue of all of their issues. Show or not, she has issues. IMO of course.
Jan 22, 2014 11:10 AM CST
I'm not a fan of the oft-written comment I'm about to make, but: Who?
Jan 19, 2014 1:19 AM CST
TV has gone down hill since they kicked Chuck and his Gong Show off the air. We need him back to signal certain folks when their 15 minutes is up.