By Darren Franich
August 08, 2011 at 06:57 PM EDT
Peter Kramer/NBC
  • TV Show

When future generations try to pinpoint the specific moment when the whole notion of “celebrity” entered an eerie post-modern period — a period in which people who were only famous for being famous managed to consistently become steadily more famous by consistently remaking themselves in their own famous image — they will probably look the summer of 2009, when Jon and Kate Gosselin suddenly transformed from a lovably harried pair of reality-show parents into a demonically everpresent pair of multimedia personalities, their messy divorce playing out in tabloids, on the internet, and on their own TV show. While Jon quickly opted to avoid the spotlight, a year of infamy followed for Kate, culminating in a performance of “Paparazzi” on Dancing With the Stars that would make Marshall McLuhan‘s head explode. But anyhow, the important thing is that, as Kate told Today this morning, she’s ready to start dating again, which is certainly good news for everyone, although representatives for the male race did not respond to EW’s calls for comment.

Follow Darren on Twitter: @EWDarrenFranich

Read more:

Kate Gosselin takes Manhattan — VIDEO

‘Kate Plus 8’ return to TLC (and then Down Under)

Kate Gosselin gets the ‘E! True Hollywood’ treatment

  • TV Show
  • In Season
Complete Coverage