While her ex-husband of over a year, Jon Gosselin, has had numerous girlfriends since their divorce, Kate has yet to be linked to any man other than her married bodyguard. According to Popeater, Kate, 35, is now trying to put her dramatic year of 2010 behind her, and is focused on finding a new man in 2011!
“No one wants to be a single parent,” a friend of Kate reveals. “So much of 2010 has been about the children that Kate forgot to look after herself. Now, in the New Year, Kate is determined to start dating again and hopefully find a new man.”
The source however makes it clear Kate is not willing to look for love on TV. It was rumored a while back that ABC offered Kate a chance to be the Bachelorette.
“Kate has learned her lesson about love on camera,” an insider adds. “Any dates that she goes on will be strictly private with no cameras around. It’s going to be hard enough to find a man who is willing to take on Kate plus her beautiful eight children; asking someone to do all that on camera is impossible.”
Good luck to Kate. Not that we think she needs it or anything.
TELL US – WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON KATE’S NEW YEAR RESOLUTION? WHAT WOULD YOU LIKE TO SEE KATE DO IN 2011?
It seems NYC Housewife Jill Zarin is back at it again! Well, we’ll just let you read this story and be the judge.
A new report by Popeater’s Rob Shuter reveals Jon Gosselinhas finally landed himself a job! Yes, a job, a real job with no relation to reality television. And according to Popeater, we all have one Bravolebrity to thank.
“Jon is very close with Jill Zarin from ‘Real Housewives of New York,’ ” an “insider” tells Popeater. “It was Jill who told Jon to stay out of the spotlight and get himself a real job. Fame is fun but doesn’t pay the bills.”
So what exactly is Jon’s new job? Apparently, Jon is now working for a real estate developer. A source adds that Jon has gotten his life together and now sees his children three to four times a week.
“Jon is in a great place,” a friend of Jon’s reveals. “He is happy and knows what a fool he made of himself after his split from Kate. He has been getting a lot of TV offers, including interest from ‘Dancing With the Stars,’ and has turned them all down. If he never sees a TV camera again in his life it will be too soon.”
Meanwhile, the report adds that we should not expect to see Kate Gosselin off our TV screens anytime soon. Despite the fact that the ratings of her show Kate Plus 8 continue to drop, the show is still doing well enough for the TLC network. Her show continues to remain in the top 10 for TLC and the network reportedly isn’t looking to part ways with her anytime soon.
“Even if her show did get canceled, Kate would find a way to still be famous,” a friend of Kate states. “She addicted to it.”
Who would have thought we would see the day when Jon would become the “normal” parent. Also nice to see Jill is still as crafty as ever.
TELL US – WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON JON GETTING A JOB? SHOULD KATE QUIT REALITY TELEVISION AS WELL?
A year and a half after quitting her job as the Governor of Alaska for reasons we’re still uncertain of (her rambling speech didn’t quite make it clear), Sarah Palincontinues to ride high.
An ABC news report estimates Sarah has earned over $12 million dollar since quitting her gubernatorial position last year. $7 million of that amount came from her book deal with $2 million coming from TLC. Sarah reportedly received $250,000 per episode for each of the eight episodes of her TLC reality show – Sarah Palin’s Alaska. No wonder she agreed to go on the camping trip from hell with Kate Gosselin. Sarah also earns $100,000 per speaking engagement.
According to a new Popeater report, Sarah’s show was a major success for TLC and the network is now trying to sign her for a second season. Her show debuted to over 4.96 million viewers and the episode with Kate Gosselin brought in over 3 million viewers. Kate Plus 8 on the other hand is only bringing in 1.3 million viewers per episode this season.
“For sure the network is doing everything it possibly can to convince Sarah to do another season, but at the end of the day it looks like it will all come down to money,” a TLC insider tells Rob Shuter of Popeater.
“Sarah knows to strike when the iron is hot and started talking about season two right after the show debuted to huge numbers,” a friend of Sarah reveals. “She knows that celebrities get millions of dollar for each episode of their shows and thinks she’s worth it too. Jennifer Aniston took home millions from ‘Friends’ and in Sarah’s eyes, she’s no different.”
A TV expert adds that if Sarah plays her cards right, it would not be impossible for her to get $1 million an episode for a second season, though we at Reality Tea highly doubt that.
TELL US – WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON SARAH POSSIBLY GETTING $1 MIL PER EPISODE? DO YOU WATCH SARAH PALIN’S ALASKA?
Days after PEOPLE magazine (a very reputable mag) reported that two of her kids were expelled from their private school, TLC star Kate Gosselin went on national television and lied denied her kids were expelled, simply stating she decided to withdraw them from their school for some home tutoring.
Kate admitted that her kids were indeed acting out but blamed it on her divorce. Well RadarOnline is now reporting today that not only were Kate’s two kids – Alexis and Collin Gosselin – both age 6, kicked out of school for rage issues and bullying other kids, but also for harming an adult.
According to Radar, one of the expelled kids physically harmed an adult at the school not once, but twice! This reportedly created a situation that caused school administrators to believe they had no choice but expel the kid.
While the nature and extent of the adult’s injuries are unknown, the situation was severe enough that it contributed heavily to the school’s decision to expel the children.
Radar also reports that Kate’s decision to go on national television and lie about her kids’ expulsion has caused an even bigger rift between she and her ex-husband Jon Gosselin, as Jon knows the truth.
“Both Jon and Kate were sent a letter from the head of school explaining that despite their best efforts, staff had reached a point at which they had to request the children enroll in another program,” a source close to the school told Radar. “It’s clear Kate did not tell the truth.”
As for the kids, sources reveal that they need to be integrated back into private school as quickly as possible because “Alexis and Collin could go to a public school but they would be photographed and harassed.”
TELL US – WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON THIS STORY? ARE YOU SURPRISED KATE LIED?
On last night’s episode of Sarah Palin’s Alaska, TLC tried a cruel and unusual experiment by putting together arguably two of the most controversial women/public figures in recent times.
Kate Gosselin and her plus eight made a special appearance on Sarah Palin’s show this weekend, as she joined the Palin family for what was supposed to be a fun camping adventure.
Kate however made that impossible as she pretty much whined and complained from the minute she got there. In fact, Palin’s father put it best when he stated Kate “bitched from the moment she got off the plane.”
“Look there’s a bear on the floor, did anyone notice?” said Kate in a patronizing tone upon arriving at Sarah’s home and things only got worse from there. Below are just a few of Kate’s bitchy comments through out the show -
“I’m worried about my toes; they’re freezing.”
“I’ve been bitten [by bugs] about 200 times — it’s horrible.”
“I’m miserable, but somebody’s gotta be.”
“This is cruel and unusual punishment.”
And before the camping trip was officially over, the Kate Plus 8 mom decided she was over the entire thing. “This is ridiculous!” Kate shrieked. “I just don’t get it! There are no paper towels! I’m freezing to the bone, I have 19 layers on, my hands are frigid! … I held it together as long as I could, and I’m done now.”
Yikes. As for Sarah Palin’s response to Kate’s bad attitude, she tweeted the following – “Life=10% circumstances, 90% your reaction to circumstances. Sunday’s “Sarah Palin’s AK ‘Alaskan Hospitality’” episode illustrates that a bit.”
In an all new interview with Entertainment Tonight, Kate Gosselin finally opens up about the news of her two kids being expelled from private school.
In Touch magazine was the first media outlet to break the news two weeks ago, reporting that two of the Gosselin kids – Alexis and Collin Gosselin – both age 6, were kicked out of school for “rage issues” and bullying other kids.
Now the Kate Plus 8 mom is denying her kids were expelled, instead claiming she elected to pull them out of school for home tutoring. “Two of my children are being tutored at home, with a teacher who is working closely with our kindergarten teachers in school, doing the identical curriculum,” Kate stated in the interview.
So why randomly pull two out of your eight children from school? “The pressure was getting to them,” she said. “You have the divorce anger mixed in with that. … The goal is to get them back into school as soon as possible.”
Right. PEOPLE magazine, which also reported the expulsion story, is however not retracting their story. In fact, they published another article yesterday following Kate’s interview, which reiterated the fact that the kids were indeed expelled from their private school.
TELL US – WHO DO YOU BELIEVE? KATE GOSSELIN OR PEOPLE MAGAZINE?
“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?
Actor Eric Roberts, who is set to appear on the upcoming season of Celebrity Rehab, recently exploded on the Kate Plus 8 mom on his twitter page, even calling her a “child abuser.”
“I know she’s fading from the news, but hopefully someone’s still got their eye on the wellbeing[sic] of her kids. Kate Gosselin is a child abuser,” Eric wrote before expanding on his opinion this weekend in an interview with the Small Town Gosselins blog. Excerpts from Eric’s interview below -
Small Town Gosselins: Your tweet about Kate Gosselin was quite passionate. What exactly precipitated it?
Eric: Simple, really. Thank goodness there is footage of Gosselin hitting her kids, and apparently feeling fine about it. I say thank goodness, because behind closed doors makes it that much tougher to stop… This trend to document life as it happens, and to have the documentation studied by strangers, is not going away any time soon. I don’t think it’s inherently bad. I think the Gosselin kids’ private lives are their problem, not the fact that their private lives are public. They have an awful mother, and a father who doesn’t stop her.
STG: TLC states that it has earned $200 million in the past five years from Gosselin-related shows. TV Guide reports that Kate Gosselin is paid $250,000 per episode. The eight children split 15% of that income, so each child gets 1.875% while the mother gets 85%. Comments?
Eric: The number of kids Kate and Jon have are the reason Kate and John have money. It would be awful if financial stress was added to those kids’ problems. But the money should be divided 10 ways.
STG: Jon Gosselin has stated emphatically that he does not want his children to be filmed anymore, that they have said they don’t want to do it, and that they are now having behavioral problems as a result of having grown up in front of the cameras. Yet Kate Gosselin refuses to stop the filming. What do you think this is all about?
Eric: I think Jon is being unrealistic. How is that family going to live? The kids could have a great time doing the show if their mom wasn’t a cruel horror who is clearly repeating generational abuse. Jon’s got his eye on the wrong ball. The kids, however, should not be forced to do anything.
STG: Do you feel differently about the Kate Gosselin than you do other reality TV parents, and if so, why?
Eric: Can’t stand Kate. Most of the other reality TV parents seem gentle and loving. I have a feeling David Charvet’s wife, Brooke, isn’t all that nice either, unfortunately.
STG: What advice would you give Kate Gosselin, and why?
Eric: My advice to Kate Gosselin would be to get out of denial and receive anger management with Dr. Richard Green in Woodland Hills, California. Next time she feels herself lifting a hand to harm one of her children, she should instead make a call to her local 12-step program. Those programs help with patterns of violence, among the more expected things they treat.
STG: What advice would you give her children?
Eric: I would want the Gosselin kids to know that their parents’ rage is not their fault, and to please do therapy to keep themselves from continuing the pattern.
STG: Advice to Jon?
Eric: Make a legally binding arrangement whereby Kate loses her financial security any time she hits those kids. She’s playing the role of good mom. When she stops playing the role as it’s written, she should be fired.
TELL US – WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON ERIC’S INTERVIEW AND COMMENTS?