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Kate Gosselin Featured at California Governor's Conference for Women

Kate Gosselin and Kelly Preston Featured at California Governor's Conference For Women

It will be a meeting of the motherly minds in Long Beach. California's first lady, Maria Shriver, is putting together quite the mom panel — guests include everyone from Kate Gosselin to Kelly Preston — for her California Governor's Conference for Women in October. It was announced today that actress Kelly Preston who suffered the loss of her 16-year-old son, Jett, in January would sit alongside Elizabeth Edwards on a grief and resilience panel. This will be Preston's first public appearance since the child's passing.

Kate Gosselin, best known as TLC's mom of multiples and star of Jon and Kate Plus 8, will also be participating in the national forum that encourages women to be architects of change. The full list of speakers will be announced next week, but it is said to include quite a few famous mamas — Caroline Kennedy, Madeleine Albright and Annie Leibovitz.

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lickety-split lickety-split 8 years
no offense, but how does experiencing the death of a child qualify kelly to speak on grief? grief is an ongoing process and it's only been a few months since jett died.. the anniversary of the death, holidays w/o the loved one, other family members moving on and enjoying life again; those are some of the milestones in grief. celebrities don't experience more emotion JUST because they are celebrities. they aren't experts on a topic simply because they experience it. caroline kennedy. now that is a woman who can speak to grief and resilience. kelly would more appropriately speak on experiencing loss and acceptance.
vinnie vinnie 8 years
what the...?
Kimpossible Kimpossible 8 years
LOL runningesq. I too am having a hard time seeing how Kate G. is an architect of change. I love that Kelly Preston is going to be there and I do hope she is healing well after the loss of her son. I also think it's cute that she'll be there - I can't stop thinking about her and Arnold in the movie Twins LOL
runningesq runningesq 8 years
Sample topics include: "whoring out your children for money: the right way to do it" "preteding you hate the paps, but making sure they always know where you are" "nagging: the lost art" "Where to air your dirty laundry: tips and tricks for looking sorrowful on the cover of People magazine."
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 8 years
Ah I see. Maybe her lecture will be on how to change a marriage for the worst, or how to change from a simple woman to a money grubbing hose beast?
runningesq runningesq 8 years
CG... she changed our perceptions on hair: perhaps the mullet isn't the worst haircut ever --- that dead possum on her head is !
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 8 years
an architect of change? Kate Gosselin? what on earth has she changed?
mhg mhg 8 years
hmm, i'm not quite sure how kate gosselin fits in the company of women like caroline kennedy, madeline albright, and annie liebovitz...nor am i sure how she is an "architect of change." the conference sounds fascinating, though. and seeing kelly preston on the panels makes me tear up. i cannot imagine.
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