Starting Over

Jon Ditches Kate Plus 8

Following the split of Jon and Kate Gosselin, TLC is retooling its hit show Jon and Kate Plus 8 to reflect the change: The next season will simply be Kate Plus 8. The announcement comes after months of screaming tabloid coverage and messy talk-show finger-pointing from the reality-TV couple, whose show chronicled the challenges of raising eight children. Although the Ed Hardy-wearing dad does seem to have some regrets, telling In Touch Weekly: “I regret my conduct since Kate and I separated…I used poor judgment in publicly socializing with other women so soon,” and has tried to stall the divorce to “regain control over the future of our family.” The dramatic split has been ratings gold for the network, and this season of the show has averaged 3.2 million viewers per episode.