kategosselin theview 290 'The View': Kate Gosselin talks meltdown, paychecks, MadonnaAs Jon Gosselin continues to dig himself deeper and deeper into his he’s-too-young-for-a-midlife-crisis-so-what’s-his-excuse second adolescence, estranged wife Kate Gosselin once again took the high road and made a savvy decision by guest hosting “The View” on Monday (Sept. 14)

Calm and measured she wasn’t even phased when early on host Sherri Shephard asked “How do you feel about him bringing that women around your children?” in regards to Jon’s current gal pal Hailey Glassman.

Kate admitted that it was “difficult” and said that away from people and the cameras she had a private meltdown over the weekend. But she also sticks by her decision to continue her current media-related career path because “I’m a single mom and I need a paycheck.”

While she didn’t seamlessly mesh with Shephard, Joy Behar and Whoopi Goldberg, Kate did manage to hold her own. When the ladies were discussing Madonna’s rather egocentric words of tribute to Michael Jackson at Sunday night’s Video Music Awards, almost every line of which was ended with “so did I,” Kate did it one better that if it had continued the Material Girl would have ventured, “Michael Jackson passed away, but I haven’t.”

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