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Kate Gosselin Broke?

Kate Gosselin‘s finances are in the hot seat again! The mom of many, who just cannot be without her $2k Ted Gibson extensions and her gigolo bodyguard, Steve Neild, is allegedly under tremendous financial strain since the cancellation of her unpopular reality show, Kate Plus 8!

The aspiring pimpmomager has been hard at work shilling coupons and running marathons, but, apparently, it’s not enough! Rumors have surfaced that Kate is all but broke and is forced to host a Royal Caribbean Cruise this summer because she is “strapped for cash.” Yeah – what a horrible job. Ugh. I so feel for you, Kate.

“The last thing Kate wants to do is hang out with complete strangers,” a source tells HollyBaby. “She’s doing it for a free vacation and because she needs money desperately.” Kate has mentioned more than once that one of her big concerns about being dumped by TLC is the lack of luxury vacations! Why do I think a Kate Gosselin Cruise is not going to be the company’s best-selling trip? Do you think she’ll spend the entire week having meltdowns, screaming over pizza, and ordering the vacationers around so they can have the authentic Kate-perience?

And Kate is not letting go of her TV stardom dreams. “Kate wants her own show, a talk show, but it’s just not panning out,” the source explains. “Kate doesn’t know what’s next, but she’s doing whatever she can to make money for her and the kids.”

News of her depleted financial state has had many fans questioning just how she affords such luxury items as a bodyguard, particularly when Kate was all but begging her Twitter followers to help her afford the five laptops she needed to buy for her children! “Steve works for Kate for free,” the source reveals. “If she ever pays him, it’s the bare minimum.”

Kate is apparently trying to drum up sympathy for her financial plight by taking to twitter to work the single mom angle. Despite telling Dr. Drew in a recent interview that she now has an amicable relationship with ex-husband Jon Gosselin, who is much more involved in their childrens’ lives, Kate is still trashing him – albeit indirectly. And she is insinuating she needs money to pay for her children’s necessities because she is raising her kids alone!

Apparently, one fan had enough, writing: “If only I had that money! Surely she has the money from her TV show to buy five laptops.”

“do u personally no how exp raising 8 kids alone is?Didnt think so..didn’t any1 teach u nvr 2 assume u no some1 else’s $ situation?;” Kate responded. That prompted other tweeters to wonder just how the divorced mother became a single one, being that Jon is still there and very much involved in his kids’ lives. “Kate, you are NOT raising kids alone. Don’t lie. Also many moms here know what it’s REALLY like to raids kids alone,” one user seethed. Yikes!

Jon has not commented back, but an irate Kate went on a blocking rampage and encouraged fans to ignore and block these so-called negative users. Is she hanging out with Jill Zarin these days?

Speaking of Kate’s rampant follower,s the egotistical wannabe A-lister has now coined a name for her illustrious fans. “How many more of u are ‘Gosselinators’(a new term that I think means majorly dedicated truly devoted fans4life)?;” Kate wondered on twitter. She got one reply. Right – so Gosselinators… that’s just… sad. I prefer Gosselinista, myself!

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IS KATE BROKE OR JUST DESPERATE FOR ATTENTION? IS IT WRONG FOR HER TO ASK FANS TO HELP HER BUY THINGS FOR HER CHILDREN? THOUGHTS ON THE NEW TERM “GOSSELINATOR”?

Kate Gosselin is grasping at purse strings – literally – to keep herself on television. Her newest scheme to get the viewing public to extend her 15 minutes is to cry about how much she needs the money and TV is the only possible way to support her children in the lifestyle she they have become accustomed to!

Last night was the final episode of Kate Plus 8, so expect Kate to be all over the media pedalling her story to anyone willing to listen in the hopes of procuring a TV gig! The wannabe C-List celebrity says she is concerned about her children, as supposedly upon being told TLC canceled the show “Their first comment was, ‘No more fun trips?’” Kate says. “For them, no more job for Mom means no more trips, no more fun.”

“I read what we apparently make and it’s hysterical,” Kate tells The Huffington Post. “That would be a dream come true times two million. So it’s certainly way less than people think. We are not set for life. You know I need to work as soon as possible — as in yesterday.” Kate continues, explaining: “[I've saved] for a little while. People think we made gazillions of dollars, and we didn’t.”

While Kate insists that she’s “saved,” it sounds like her definition of saving is the same one used by RHONJ’s Teresa Giudice, because a quick peek at her reported yearly expenses (not including gym and tanning!) is not painting the picture of a hard-working mom just trying to provide for her family! Let’s have a look, shall we?

Staff: Kate employs two housekeepers, two full-time nannies, a personal assistant, and a bodyguard! Well, he’s “technically” a bodyguard… The total bill for her hired help? $500,000 per year!

Hair: Kate gets her hair cut, colored, and styled by celebrity hairstylist Ted Gibson (and a quick look at his celebrity client roster leaves me wondering why he bothers with Kate), who also stars on What Not To Wear. Allegedly Kate spent $2,000 on one trip to the stylist’s NYC salon! Now times that by how many trips she makes per year!

Home: Kate owns a massive 6,000 square foot, five-bedroom, 1.3 million estate in Wernersville, PA which sits on 24 acres!

School: To put 8 children through private school at $5,000 per month, the yearly tab totals: $500,000!

Shopping: Apparently, Ms. Gosselin who is often photographed with a slew of shopping bags, is quite the shopaholic. And while TLC often picked up the tab for her fashion binges during filming, now she may have to *gasp* stop buying countless inappropriate halter tops and shortie-shorts.

Kate describes herself as a “worker,” recalling that she went back to work when her children were 15-months-old. And singing a very different tune from last week, when she called average jobs like nursing “mediocre,” she now begrudgingly states she’d go back to nursing: “If nothing comes up, I’ll do it. But the scary reality is, 12-hour nursing shifts every day wouldn’t let me continue to provide well for me eight kids.” Well, given how much she is spending on hair, I doubt nursing is going to let her provide for herself – let alone her children!

Kate is also adamant that she won’t be changing her childrens’ lifestyle, as she informed us last night, during the show’s final episode. “I refuse to pull them out of their house. I refuse to pull them out of their school, so I better figure something out to keep them there.”

Kate insists she’s not “bitter” that TLC pulled the plug, even though she would like to finish one (or 10) more seasons. “I like to finish things until they are done but they make their decisions for their reasons and I will move onto bigger and better things,” she explains. “I have a lot of stuff I could be bitter about but I don’t waste time.”

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Thoughts on Kate’s expenses and her desperate measures to stay in the public eye? Did you watch the final episode?

According to a new shocking report, Kate Gosselin has blown through millions of dollars and is now worried about her financial future.

Popeater reports that though the TLC reality star made a small fortune from her show Kate Plus 8 and Dancing With The Stars, most of that money is now gone.

“Kate lives like she is a movie star,” a friend tells Popeater. “She flies first class and stays at the most expensive hotels and spends money on herself like it’s going out of fashion. Remember, this is a woman who once spent $7,000 on a haircut!”

The source also adds that Kate thought she would get some endorsement deals following her stint on DWTS. “She thought she would earn millions by advertising baby carriages, food and cloths, but no one wanted her. The poor thing even thought she would get a deal with Cover Girl after being on ‘Dancing With The Stars,’ instead they went with Beyonce.”

The most shocking part of the article is that Kate is so worried about her finances that she is considering getting – gasp – “a real job!”

And in other Kate news, Life & Style magazine is reporting that TLC has canceled Kate’s other show – Twist of Kate. The reason? “It’s no longer on the schedule because Kate can’t bring in the ratings,” says a source.

Even worse, her other TLC show, Kate Plus 8, might also be in danger of cancellation due to low ratings. According to the Hollywood Life, the June 22, 2009 episode of Jon & Kate Plus 8 registered 10.6 million viewers, compared to the 1.3 million viewers who tuned in for her recent Alaska episode.

TLC reportedly pays Kate a lot of money to do the show, so with the low ratings, the network might be more than willing to say adios to Kate despite her popularity.

UPDATE – A rep is confirming to UsWeekly that Twist of Fate is not canceled adding that the news is “100 percent not true.”  Twist of Kate follows Kate as she visits and helps families facing obstacles.

TELL US – ARE YOU SHOCKED BY THE REPORT? DO YOU BELIEVE KATE HAS BLOWN THROUGH MILLIONS?

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