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Good News! Kate Gosselin, reality TV has-been is now employed! And she’s “cutting back” on her expenses. I wonder if she’ll <gasp> use boxed hair dye to save money?!

The former star of Kate Plus 8 just announced she will begin a partnership with couponcabin.com, where she will write blogs about couponing to help pay the bills. “No matter how much money you have, it’s just smart to use coupons,” she tells E! about her new guest blogging gig. “It’s like free money in your pocket.” Kate’s first blog will debut Nov 22 – just in time for the holidays, she reminds us.

Apparently, Kate is an excellent saver (riiight) and has been couponing since “C-List celebrity” went to her head. “One week, I remember saving more than half my grocery bill that week with coupons,” she said. “I was beyond thrilled.” Kate’s blogs will reportedly include tips on how to “stretch a budget for a large family, holiday shopping tips, gift ideas and more,” along with sharing her “top coupons.” Oh, how the money have fallen.

In other Kate news, the 36-year-old single mother is cutting back on her personal expenses and investing much of her new-found free time into developing a budget. Good! So did she sell that $55,000 sports car? “I track my expenses and budget more carefully, which means I have to spend time on it,” she tells Life & Style, trying to earn brownie points with the public so she can land another TV gig “Finding the time is, of course, hard when you’ve got a large family. I’m doing my best to stay on top of it, though.”

Kate claims she takes budgeting very seriously as a result of losing the bulk of her income. “[Now] when I need to make a purchase, I always comparison shop to make sure I get the best prices,” she insists. “I’m constantly planning ahead. I plan ahead with grocery lists, daily purchases, extra expenses, you name it.”

Kate’s reasoning behind her money-saving efforts? Apparently, Kate’s change in income requires her to live on a much stricter budget! After a quick perusal of her recent earnings I find it hard to believe that she is that hard up for cash! Here’s the breakdown:

  • For the final year of her TLC reality show, Kate was earning a reported $250,000 per episode! It adds up to about $5.25 million in just two 21-episode seasons! That doesn’t count the income her children likely received for participating in the show!
  • Last year, Kate was a contestant on Dancing With The Stars for which her wooden and completely emotionless performances reportedly earned her an unheard of $100k per week! It was rumored that she earned more than any other contestant.
  • Kate is the “author” of four books – two of which landed on the New York Times bestseller list. Who bought those!?
  • Kate commands $25,000 to $40,000 for each speaking engagement or appearance she commits to. WHAT?

Another thing to remember, Kate will continue to receive royalties from reruns of her shows as well as residuals from sales of books and other endorsements.

So where exactly did all that money go? Surely her hair care doesn’t cost that much! Allegedly Kate shells out nearly $500,000 per year to employ a staff, which includes two housekeepers, two nannies, a personal assistant and one infamous bodyguard, but I have a feeling that TLC likely footed the bill for many of those expenditures. No word if any of those employees have been laid off since her show was canceled!

Also, Kate sends all eight of her children to private school, which costs the family an estimated $500,000 per year. Wouldn’t her retired famewhore ex-husband Jon Gosselin be contributing to those costs? Additionally, Kate lives in a million-dollar home she claims is essential to maintaining her children’s lifestyle.

Kate shares that despite the new financial strain she is still able to put money aside. “I’ve also been managing to save for my family’s future.” Good for Kate, I am glad she is working hard to provide for her children.

Following up on last week’s shocking story about the recent arrest of former Kate Plus 8 editor William Blankinship on child pornography charges, Kate has yet to comment on the ghastly situation. Hopefully she is working together with Jon to best protect her family as a result of this serious issue.

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THOUGHTS ON KATE’S NEW MONEY SAVING EFFORTS? IS IT LEGITIMATE OR ANOTHER PLOY FOR MEDIA ATTENTION? DO YOU BELIEVE KATE IS REALLY STRUGGLING FOR MONEY BASED ON HER PAST EARNINGS?


In a shocking new report an editor for TLC’s once popular Jon & Kate Plus 8 has been arrested on child pornography charges.

William Blankinship, 56, who has worked on a variety of TLC’s family-friendly shows, including 17 Kids And Counting and Kate Plus 8 was arrested Oct 21 in North Carolina when he was caught in a State Bureau Investigation sting called “Operation Spyglass.” Blankinship was one of 24 men who were arrested on felony charges for “possession and distribution of child pornography and/or sex acts with a minor,” RadarOnline reports.

The arrest report states William is charged with 10 counts of “sex exploit of minor (3rd) 14-1,” which basically states he was in possession of visual materials that represented a minor engaging in sexual activity of some kind.

At this time – thankfully – no bond has been set because according to a spokesperson for the Federal Bureau of Prisons, William will remain “under the authority of the U.S. Marshals until they are sentenced and convicted, and then they’d be sent to a Federal prison.” This means he remains in prison throughout his trial and then is moved to the penitentiary where he will serve out his sentence.

William was never actually an employee of TLC, but was hired by the network as a subcontractor employed by Serious Robots and Figure 8 Films to edit portions of their reality shows. “Upon learning of the shocking allegations his employment was terminated,” Figure 8 Films announced in a statement.

Because William was a subcontractor not employed by the network TLC has assured the public he was, never at any time, in contact with any of the eight Gosselin children. “At no time was this man ever in the field or in direct contact with any of the talent for any of our productions,” their statement promises.

In response to the allegations Jon Gosselin is speaking out about his “distress” related to the situation — particularly that William had a tremendous amount of access to “raw footage” of his children! “Of course we filmed potty training…” Jon reflected. “Any parent would be freaked out by this, because the cameraman definitely shot the kids getting ready for bed, being showered and being changed.”

“My first thought when I heard this was, ‘Oh my God!’” Jon revealed. “I’m sure everyone working on the show is shocked and never expected something like this.” Gosselin added that he met William “several times” through his association to the show. Wait – didn’t TLC deny that he had any contact with their reality stars?

Jon is not taking the news lightly and will be doing further investigation into the charges. “I have contacted an attorney and I’m trying to gather all the information from the authorities in North Carolina to see if there is any evidence he has footage of our family or if he has distributed it.”

As for what his ex-wife Kate Gosselin has to say, Jon plans to communicate with her about the matter. “I will write her an email because I feel this is going to explode, because it is so bad,” Jon regretfully explained.

Jon who has been against his children continuing on reality television, previously stated: “I put my kids out there to every pedophile on the planet and they never got paid for it,” of their involvement in television. Sadly, this is a case where it isn’t rewarding to be right.

As for Kate, so far she has not released a statement on the horrendous matter. The mom of many has been focusing her time in her new promotional role for CouponCabin.com and was snapped leaving for her job with the company.

It is our sincerest hope that no damage has come to the Gosselin children related to this matter. Reality Tea will continue to bring you the updates.

THOUGHTS ON THE NEWS? DOES JON HAVE LEGAL RIGHTS AGAINST THE NETWORK FOR THEIR FAILURE TO PROTECT HIS FAMILY?


After pleading for television gigs and insisting that she will never be able to provide for her brood turned up nothing, it seems mom of many, Kate Gosselin is taking her ex-husband’s advice and returning to nursing.

Kate, 36, tried and tried some more to become a TV star in her own right, even pitching television show ideas, but no job offers apparently came in, so with no where else to turn she is eating humble pie and pulling on some scrubs!

I know! Poor patients! If you recall, free bitch Jon Gosselin publicly chastised Kate’s refusal to let go of a life as a C-List celebrity; reminding her “reality TV is not a career.” Encouraging the woman who was his former partner in fame grubbing to “Get back to normal life, simple life, provide for your family, and go from there.”

After months and months of hanging onto the delusion that people want to see her mug on their TV screens screaming at her kids and throwing tantrums giving parenting advice or hosting talk shows, Kate has accepted it’s not going to happen. According to Life & Style the former terror of Kate Plus 8 has completed courses to renew her nursing Incense as a labor-and-delivery nurse. Pregnant women of Pennsylvania, you have been warned!

“She just completed more courses to renew her license,” a ‘friend’ reveals to Life & Style.”She has no clue how she’ll continue to pay for the kids’ private school and living expenses,” adds the pal of Kate’s decision to reconsider nursing ( though she has yet to find a job in that field either!).

Kate has laughed off claims that the family is rolling in the dough and became filthy rich through the series. “I read what we apparently make and it’s hysterical,” she told The Huffington Post. “[I've saved] for a little while. People think we made gazillions of dollars, and we didn’t.”

However previously released accounts of Kate’s monthly expenses don’t paint the portrait of a woman living on modest means! It’s been reported she spends as much as $500,000 per year on staff alone! She needs to employ that full-time bodyguard! For her safety…

“The bottom line is I have eight kids to provide for,” Kate recently admitted and I guess that is the bottom line. Although I find it very hard to believe Jon and Kate saved no money after several seasons on a very successful (at one point) reality show and several other accompanying endorsements, books, and media deals. I guess Kate’s GTH (Gym, Tan, Hair) regiment really costs a lot!

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Do you believe Kate will actually return to nursing or is this just a last ditch effort to get networks interested in her plight? Is Kate desperate for attention or work?

UPDATE – So much for Kate Gosselin getting back to nursing and more importantly, getting off our TVs! Kate actually took to her twitter page to deny she is returning to nursing. “No truth,” tweeted Kate. “Renewed license when up for renewal. And that got it all going!”

When it rains, it pours for Kate Gosselin!

Hot on the heels of her reality show, Kate Plus 8 being canceled and publicly begging for TV work, a new report has emerged claiming the eight Gosselin kids like hanging out with their father, Jon Gosselin in his little apartment much more than they enjoy Kate and her massive sprawling mansion!

“Kate is in such a bad mood all of the time now that she doesn’t have a job and she’s taking it out on the kids,” Jon a source discloses. “The kids love going to Jon’s place because everyone is in such a great mood!” Apparently she’ having reality TV camera withdraw or something!

After spending years making America believe Jon was a negligent parent who was distant from his kids and recently implying that he was “mediocre,” even telling the Today Show that she “waits for their” call because the kids beg to come home when visiting their dad, it seems Kate is actually crappy parent! “She’s always irritated and screaming at the kids for every little thing. It’s gotten really bad and the kids walk on eggshells when they come home from school.”

The source goes onto describe “The kids are actually begging to stay longer and they say things like ‘mommy is so mean’. It’s driving Kate crazy!”

In addition to the above report, the Huffington Post is also reporting that Kate is frustrated at the lack of TV offers! Because, you know, getting a normal 9 – 5 is completely out of the question since after all – she is entitled to be on television forever.

“She has approached many different networks, including pitching a travel show idea to her old network, TLC, but so far no one has said yes,” a source said. “She assumed that given her fame, producers and networks would be knocking her over with job offers and is, to say the least, very surprised that she hasn’t received a single one.”

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Thoughts on the article? Do you believe Kate is the nightmare the source is making her out to be?

Well, since she doesn’t have her one, true love aka reality TV, Kate Gosselin, formerly of Kate Plus 8 is drowning her sorrows in her white wine sitting at home, miserable and alone, waiting for the next on-camera gig to come calling!

Apparently while her 8 are at school, the cameras have disappeared, and she can no longer afford to shop away her boredom since she has “no firm job offers on the table,” Kate has become “depressed,” a source tells HollyBaby.com. Kate is “trying to come up with things to do,” the source explains, “but she’s miserable.”

Obliviously not handing the termination of her show well, Kate has no intentions of taking ex-husband Jon Gosselin‘s advice to embrace the “simple life,”and is seeking another job in front of the camera ASAP. Hey, she doesn’t want to have to add “Has-Been Reality Star” to her resume!

Kate, who wore a ‘Desperate For Camera Time’ sign throughout her barrage of TV interviews following TLC’s cancellation notice, “thought she’d get a job immediately or be offered to take her reality show to another network but she’s getting a wakeup call,” the source discloses.

Kate is apparently passing the time by “working on her website,” the recently launched KatePlusMy8.com, which offers advice to mothers from a woman who knows about raising kids without round the clock childcare, housekeeping, and private schools and gives fans (haha!) a glimpse into her life following cable TV! Unfortunately for Kate, so far the website has proven to be a paltry endeavor since people aren’t that interested in reading about what Kate eats for dinner or seeing her continue to make money off her children.

As for job prospects, the source reveals that Kate expects to be offered a spot hosting The Talk, but she is “still firming up the details” and even if she gets the job, “She would only host it for a week but then what?”

Not having stable income is a big deal for the fired mom of many, who recently Tweeted that she spends $700 a week on “organic” groceries feeding her brood! Well, Kate since you also spend $700 week on tanning, exercising, and hair dying that may have been where your trouble started! My question is: where is her bodyguard – isn’t he around to entertain her?

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Do you feel sorry for Kate or are you tired of her pleas for attention? Should Kate attempt to get a real job and take ex-hubby Jon’s advice to embrace the simple life?

Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned – by reality TV!

Kate Gosselin, soon-to-be former star of TLC’s Kate Plus 8, is spitting mad after ex-husband and former co-star, Jon Gosselin called her out on her perpetual quest for C-List celebritydom. Slamming Kate’s aspirations to be the next Kris Jenner, Jon advised: “Reality television is not a career. Get back to normal life, simple life, provide for your family, and go from there.”

Well Kate isn’t willing to retire retaliated, of course, by calling out Jon’s parenting – even though hers basically consists of hiring a bevy of nannies while she works out, tans, and buys $50,000K two-seater sports cars. During a Today Show interview with Matt Lauer, Kate remarked: “It’s a situation where Jon may be accepting of mediocre for his kids by working a regular job, but I want the best for my kids and to give them the best opportunity.”

Kate continued to deride Jon’s aspirations of a normal childhood for his children by stating: “It would have to be the right [show], but the best opportunity would be me continuing in TV for my kids,” she said. “If the right thing came along, I’m sure you will see my kids at some point.” As for the end of their her show, Kate wants everyone to know she’s not just using her children for money and attention; it’s her career.

“There’s fear because this has been the start of my career and my job and how I’ve been providing for my kids for six years.” What she really means to say is this is how TLC has been providing for her kids for six years!

Kate confirmed: “I think at this point, the best opportunity for all of us would be me continuing on TV as a way to provide for my kids. Something that’s exciting and challenging for me has been TV, and I wouldn’t be opposed to it. I’m sure you will see my kids again at some point.”

After Kate’s snarking received backlash from the public, she is now recanting her statements, claiming Jon isn’t so bad after all – it’s just his career choice that is. Kate Tweeted: “2clarify re ‘mediocre’ – I meant this job is not a career acc 2 jon but tv is 4 me & is hard but will prov best opps 4 my kids vs nursing!” If you can decipher the Twit-diction.

Well a fan snapped back, wondering if TV was the new qualifier for a exceptional parenting: “So, because my husband and I aren’t on tv constantly like @Kateplusmy8 , we’re only providing a “mediocre” life for our daughter?” Prompting Kate to reply: “That’s not wut I said @all. Was responding 2jons comment only re ME getting a ‘normal’ job–which would not work$ bc I hav 8!” She needs television to feed and clothe her 8 children!

Don’t expect Kate to go away anytime soon, because remember TV is her J-O-B and her fans need her! “I feel sad for fans, because they’re devastated,” she explained to Matt Lauer. “They’re saying, you know, you’re the neighbor moving far away and we won’t see you again.”

But fret not as Kate promises she and her plus 8 will return! She also feels bad for fans who might be “devastated” over the show cancellation. “I feel sad for fans, because they’re devastated,” said Kate. “They’re saying, you know, you’re the neighbor moving far away and we won’t see you again.” Not delusional at all that Kate!

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Thoughts on the latest Jon vs. Kate drama? Whose side are you on? Are you ready for Kate to retire or would you watch her on another TV show?

America’s headache sweetheart Kate Gosselin, who graces the cover of People magazine in an interview in which she fears for the future of her eight children now that her reality show on TLC has been cancelled, is now receiving some choice words from her ex-husband Jon Gosselin.

After Kate revealed to the world that she was scared for the well-being of her family, her former punching bag door mat media whore cradle robber now normal ex-husband doled out some tough love, reminding the trained nurse (What? She didn’t go to school to be a fame-grubbing reality star?) that “[r]eality TV is not a career.” He urges his one time love to “[g]et back to a normal life — a simple life. Provide for your family.”

Jon continues, giving some positive support to Kate (although not the kind she’s looking for as it doesn’t involve paparazzi, networks, or a magazine spread). He says, “Things will work out the way they should work out. Obviously there are families out there that have several kids – people work normal jobs and things work out. Everything is possible.”

Jon, who became tabloid fodder for dating girls half his age while hosting Vegas parties and hanging with Lindsay Lohan’s dad, reveals he is happy with his simple life, stating, “I go to work every day and provide for my family. I spend time with my kids – spend time on the weekends. I spend time with the girlfriend I’ve had for over a year now. And enjoy a normal lifestyle.”

As for Kate’s worries that she won’t be able to provide for her kids in the manner in which she’s they’ve become accustomed, Jon reminds her, “I don’t have a farm on 24 acres and the kids seem to have a great time at my house.” While a court order prohibits him from going into detail about support payments and visitation, Jon can divulge that he sees his children a lot while continuing to pay child support.

I’m sure that support is very helpful to Kate, as reports recently surfaced (after her dire People cover story) that she had bought herself quite the little toy. As soon as the People story broke, media outlets were reporting that Kate had purchased a sweet new ride…a new two-seater $50,000+ Audi TT to be exact. Um, no. She got that practical vehicle months ago when she thought the money would roll in forever her show was safe.

To all the haters, Kate fires back, “I bought this car used in April, six months ago. The paparazzi that are following me as we speak chose not to photograph it until after my show was cancelled and make a big deal out of it. I love the tabloid media!” The ol’ ‘blame it on the paparazzi’ gag. Because they are smart enough to predict that they shouldn’t photograph your new car because soon you’ll lose your sweet TV gig and pics of this car will triple…that’s exactly what happened. Priceless.

As for Jon’s advice, Kate doesn’t have much to say. “I don’t really have anything to say about Jon’s comments because he doesn’t live my life. I don’t listen to anything he has to say.” And what a life it is, Kate. Gracious!

WHOSE SIDE ARE YOU ON REGARDING JON AND KATE? DO YOU THINK SHE’S STRUGGLING FINANCIALLY AS MUCH AS SHE SAYS SHE IS IN INTERVIEWS? MORE IMPORTANTLY, WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON HER NEW RIDE?

While Kate Gosselin attempted to put on a happy face following news that her TLC show Kate Plus 8 had been cancelled, a new report is now stating that is far from the case.

According to the Hollybaby blog, Kate is “very depressed” by TLC’s decision and was blindsided by it.

“Kate didn’t even learn about the cancellation from TLC until a few minutes before the story broke,” reveals a source. Ouch. “Kate is devastated. She had no idea that her show was going to be cancelled, she thought this was something they’d film on and off until the kids went to college.”

Another source close to the TLC show echoes the same sentiment. “Kate thought the show would go on forever, she expected it to.” Unfortunately for Kate, ratings for the show fell sharply this season bringing in less than a million viewers per episode. This apparently wasn’t worth it to the TLC network, which reportedly pays the mom of eight a lot of money.

In the meantime, the sources reveal they do not know what Kate is planning to do next. “Kate doesn’t know what she’s going to do, she’s getting lots of offers but hasn’t settled on anything.”

Perhaps the next step in Katie’s life is becoming a stage mom a la pimpmomager Kris Jenner and Dina Lohan! Moments after her show was cancelled, Kate hinted on twitter that she has no plans to stop making money off her kids one of her eldest kids, 10-year-old Mady Gosselin, is interested in acting, specifically on the Disney channel!

“Aww that Mady… So well spoken! Wants to do MORE tv!!! Disney anyone? Lol” And when a fan tweeted her that “Mady is a star in the making,” Kate replied “AGREED! MADY SAYS ‘THANKYOU!’”

Kate also had an interesting response when a fan wondered if she planned on going back into nursing. Kate replied, “I plan on staying on tv :) but if I have to to provide for my 8 lovelies, of course!” She plans on staying on TV? How entitled is this woman??? Good luck with that Katie!

As for Kate’s ex-husband Jon Gosselin, he made it clear he no longer wants his plus eight to be on television. Jon revealed last week that he was “very relieved” the show was cancelled. “I hope they can have more private family moments,” said Jon. “I hope that this will bring more privacy to my children and that they can get the proper attention they need for any personal issues they might have in the future.”

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