NEW YORK — Kate Gosselin is not a happy camper.

On this week’s edition of “Sarah Palin’s Alaska,” she and her brood make a much-anticipated guest appearance. But don’t expect it to reveal her inner Daniel Boone.

“How would you like to go camping with Kate and her eight kids – that TV show you watch?” Palin asks her daughter Piper.

Piper squeals with delight at the idea of hanging with these stars of another TLC series.

As things develop, the camping trip in the Alaskan wilds will be no day at the beach for Kate. But it makes for a hilarious hour of Palin’s show, which airs on TLC at 9 p.m. Sunday.

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For a few fleeting moments, it seems she will savor her visit with the Palin family. She instantly bonds with Sarah, as they compare notes on the predatory nature of the media.

“There’s not a whole lot of people that I run into that can understand the scrutiny (by) the media and beyond,” says Kate, whose crumbling marriage to Jon was documented on “Jon & Kate Plus 8” while it spurred a feeding frenzy from the tabloid press.

Novel development: ‘Freedom’ writer, Oprah embrace

CHICAGO — Oprah Winfrey and author Jonathan Franzen have put their rocky past behind them.

Franzen appeared on Monday’s episode of the “The Oprah Winfrey Show,” embracing Winfrey, who chose his bestselling novel “Freedom” for her book club in September. The appearance came nine years after Franzen called some of Winfrey’s book club picks “schmaltzy” when she chose his previous book “The Corrections.” At the time, Franzen apologized quickly and repeatedly.

On Monday’s show, Winfrey told Franzen “it’s an honor to have you here.” Franzen responded, “It’s an honor to be here.” The two talked about his writing process and his visit with President Obama.

Dancing takes its toll on feet, Aguilera says

 

TOKYO — Singer Christina Aguilera said she learned one important thing from her movie debut: A dancer’s feet aren’t sexy.

The star of the new movie “Burlesque,” a song-and-dance extravaganza about a small-town girl trying to make it big, said Monday that she felt doubly challenged by the acting and dancing demands of the lead role of Ali Rose.

“I was scared of being out there with real professional dancers,” Aguilera, who has won four Grammy awards, said ahead of the film’s Tokyo premiere. “It’s harder than it looks. Probably the unsexiest thing is to see a dancer’s feet. After dancing for 17 or 18 hours a day every day, your feet are just bruises and calluses.”

Johnny Cash memorabilia nets $700,000

 

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — A one-day auction of Johnny Cash memorabilia turned out to be twice as lucrative as expected, with help from the embroidered blue jumpsuit he wore during a rehearsal at San Quentin state prison.

Sunday’s sale by Julien’s Auctions in Beverly Hills was expected to bring in between $200,000 and $400,000. Darren Julien said the final total went over $700,000.

Cash was wearing the blue jumpsuit at a rehearsal in 1969 when he was photographed giving “the finger” to a concert photographer.