Is Kate Gosselin extending an olive branch? Perhaps she's sick of being on the fringe in the tabloids? Nah, that can't be it. Could it be that all the money she spends on styling, manicures, and tanning don't allow for a big legal battle against her ex-husband Jon and author Robert Hoffman.
As you recall, Kate waged a multi-million dollar lawsuit against Robert who authored Kate Gosselin: How She Fooled the World as well as the father of her eight children after the self-published book painted the former Jon & Kate Plus 8 reality star in a not so pretty light. Yeah, it was just the book that did that…
Kate Gosselin appeared on Bethenny Frankel's talk show today. Bethenny asked Kate point blank how she spent her Jon & Kate Plus 8 earnings. Kate turned the conversation around – poor little divorced me – and said a few things about co-parenting that Bethenny really needs to apply to her own life.
First – the money! Where did it all go? Bethenny pointed out that Kate made a ton of money during Jon & Kate Plus 8's wildly successful run. Typical Kate hemmed and hawed a bit but ultimately agreed and said it was a blessing.
Bethenny continued, "You said publicly you kind of need to support your kids. You need money to support your kids. So I think people want to know where the money went, where the money is."
Kate answered, "The majority of what we made, I personally took and put into a college fund for the kids because they will go to college. So I use coupons and we don't wear top brands. Those things, to me, really aren't overly important, but college, school, and the house where they live is important.
Kate Gosselin, who has a cook book to promote and a lawsuit to milk, is out and about. Consider yourselves warned. On the Today show, Kate talked about how much she's changed since Jon & Kate Plus 8 aired, as well as the lawsuit she filed against ex-husband Jon Gosselin. She did it for the kids!
Well, it appears the rumors were true! Kate Gosselin just can't go away…it's as if reality television is her own form of crack. This go-round, the former Jon and Kate Plus Eight star will be switching lives with Kendra Wlikinson for Celebrity Wife Swap. I guess ABC is taking a cue from Bravo's housewives' franchise and not requiring its "stars" to be actual wives…
The women will spend a week in the other's household, trying to maintain order with the family rules before implementing a system of her own. I can only imagine how drill sergeant Kate will fare when she returns home after laid back Kendra has been in charge!
Jon Gosselin probably thought his life would improve after divorcing Kate Gosselin, but unfortunately things have gone from bad to worse for the former reality star. While his ex-wife lives it up in a million-dollar home promoting coupons, it seems the former Jon & Kate Plus 8 star is so flat broke he is forced to choose between child support and rent!
“I can’t afford to pay my rent and the domestic-relations staff tell me they will put me in jail unless I pay child support,” Jonconfesses to Star. Jon reportedly owes about $3600 in back child support.
In what may just be the least shocking news ever, it seems that there are still fans of Jon & Kate Plus 8 who walk among us. Well fan. Singular. And it’s Kate Gosselin herself. Color me surprised!
The former reality mom turned fifteen minutes of fame diva recently tweeted, “Wow. We all agreed: we miss our show&the adventures and huge opportunities to help and entertain :)others! Why am I watching and crying??!:)” My guess is she’s crying because she’s no longer on television, but I could be totally wrong about that!
Surprise! We knew there was a reason that Kate Gosselin suddenly emerged again to give interviews this week – even gushing about getting along with her ex-husband Jon Gosselin– and it wasn’t just to spread the joys of couponing with the masses.
Turns out Kate is trying to shop around a new/old show, but nobody is biting! During the interview with Today she claimed that the kids were missing filming and that “they” were all hoping to do a new project: “We’re hoping – our TLC contract is over – so we’re hoping to move forward and do more fun projects. Fans are begging, ‘They’ve grown up, they’ve turned eight, what are you doing?’ and so we’re hoping to put that out there for them.”
Poor Kate Gosselin try as she might, she just can’t let go of the past! Despite having a new job as the representative and former “celebrity” blogger for CouponCabin.com, Kate still yearns the spotlight and misses it in a big way!
Although the star of the once popular Kate Plus 8is reportedly “happy” to have a new job, she is still hoping in vain for a new TV gig! “Kate would do anything to have her own job as a TV host,” Kate an unnamed source tells HollyBaby.
Kate, while grateful for the opportunity to espouse her knowledge of budgeting (knowledge?), really, really, really just wants to show off her TV prowess! “She’s happy to have something to do while the kids are at school and she knows a lot about being on a budget, so the coupon job is good for her,” the source continues. “But is she thrilled to not have cameras with her? No! She craves the spotlight.”
“She’d even do reality TV again if someone asked her to.” She’d even do reality TV? I’m pretty sure that sentence meant to say she’d LOVE to do reality TV again! So if SuperMom Kate is prepared to do pretty much anything to get in front of the paparazzi again – why isn’t she on another reality show already?
“Kate’s really unwilling to show her personal life outside of being a mom so not many networks are interested in another reality show,” the source expects us to believe. “That’s why her TLC show bombed, it became boring.” Wait – the show became boring and audiences lost interest because we, the viewing public, wanted to see more of Kate’s personal life?! Yeah – I don’t think so. Frankly, we saw enough of that!
Personally, I think too much of Kate (and ex-husband, Jon Gosselin) in the public eye was the reason people lost interest in the show. Their divorce drama combined with constant pleas for media attention (aka famewhoring) drove viewers away. Especially after fans started to realize the show and subsequent drama was less about featuring a family and the lives of the eight Gosselin kids and more about the dysfunctional dynamic behind the scenes. Furthermore, I, along with many other fans started to think the show was exploitative to the children and Kate becoming a domineering drama queen, screaming at everyone on the show further isolated viewers. Again, that’s just my opinion.
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WHAT DO YOU THINK? IS KATE REALLY DISINTERESTED IN DOING REALITY TV? DO YOU THINK AN UNWILLINGNESS TO PUT HER PERSONAL LIFE ON SCREEN IS THE REAL REASON THE SHOW BOMBED?