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Kate Gosselin has been known to be a little -- ahem -- high-strung. Lately, the single mom of eight says she's been "freaking out" (somewhat understandably) about losing her main source of income, the TLC show Kate Plus 8. Also, she's been freaking out about pizza.
Yes, pizza. On the most recent episode of her now-canceled reality show, Gosselin lost it on her poor babysitter Ashley over a slice -- and earned herself a well-deserved place on Anderson Cooper's "Ridiculist." Watch the video below!
So, quick recap: On an RV trip with Kate and the eight children (that's one of the circles of hell, right?), babysitter Ashley gives the kids a slice of pizza that was "reserved" for bodyguard Steve, Kate flips out, Ashley has little 10-year-old Mady hand him the slice without first wrapping it in foil, germaphobic Kate continues to flip out, Ashley quits. As Coop points out in his Ridiculist segment, tensions run high on any family camping trip -- but this is a little insane. We'd imagine that Kate, now that her camping ordeal is over, watched this episode and cringed just like everybody else, right?
Wrong! Gosselin was live-blogging the episode on her Twitter, and had no tolerance for any criticism of her behavior.
"Calm down," Kate tweeted to her incredulous followers. "If u can't see the stress&want to pin in ALL on ME, turn the channel. This was edited to show ALL drama all the time.Settle down!"
When one fan asked, "You honestly don't see anything wrong with your behavior?," Gosselin replied, "Nope. All of our faults." And when another suggested that Kate was "lucky no one tossed you in the canyon," she answered, "Seriously? Just me? Pathetic." (Guess she would have felt better if they'd wanted to throw the kids in too?)
And while we're on the subject of stressed-out Kate, she's the subject of a new People cover story about her family's departure from reality TV after six years. In a nutshell, she is not OK.
"I'm freaking out. Big time," she tells the magazine. "I've never quit a job in my life without having something else lined up. I don't know what's next."
The kids, says Gosselin, weren't prepared to quit the show, either -- which is not surprising, considering that life on camera is pretty much the only thing they've ever known. What is surprising is that Kate doesn't seem to have had a backup plan. Still, Gosselin has pledged to "work my fingers to the bone to make sure that (the kids) can stay here and go to their school." We have no idea where she'll work -- but we hope for everyone's sake that it's not a pizza parlor.