Kate Gosselin: Broke Without Kate Plus 8?

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Five-star vacations. Thousand-dollar haircuts. Diva demands. Celebrity status.

Kate Gosselin was living the good life. Now that it's being taken away by TLC with the demise of Kate Plus 8, she's forced to face some harsh realities.

Namely that she's been living beyond her means and has no Plan B.

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“This cancellation caught her completely by surprise - she’s devastated,” says an insider. “Kate’s worried about paying her bills and continuing to live the life she’s become accustomed to. She’d gotten used to money rolling in.”

Has she ever.

The unemployed mom shells out approximately $500,000 a year for two housekeepers, a pair of nannies, an assistant and bodyguard Steve Neild. He might be willing to work for "other compensation," but the rest of them? Doubtful.

Oh, and the cost of private school for the eight kids? Another $500,000.

That’s in addition to Kate’s recreational spending, too, which ain't cheap. On August 12, just before TLC pulled the plug, she enjoyed a lavish, private shopping spree at Posh ElysaSuzanne Couture in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.

Those perks will soon be gone, but Kate Gosselin isn’t giving up quietly. She has discussed motivational speaking as well as writing another book, even though her most recent, I Just Want You to Know, tanked hardcore.

What’s more, she’s reportedly - for reasons unknown - negotiating to fill in on CBS’s The Talk, which axed Holly Robinson Peete and Leah Remini.

One possible income source is (sigh) the children ... to Jon Gosselin's chagrin. “Kate feels like the kids are still the primary cash cow,” a source said.

Can humankind do worse than this woman?

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I have been a fan of the Gosselins, from day one. I loved watching the grow & progress. I hope she can work out a plan to be back on TV. This celebrity exposure was a gift. Enjoy it to the fullest. I wish you all well.

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Go out and get a job like everyone else. You've got no real talent anyway!

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@ peter jerome

Kate yet again using another Alias

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Yes, Kate is a monster, I just miss the kids and wish them heathly and happy lives.

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Go away Kate please please. The promo with you up on the roof and the men on the ground looking straight u[p your kilt, hope your precious cargo was'nt around. Thanks but no thanks, get a job doing anything sell the big house, change over to public school, if they will have them, and look after them they way you should have done from the atart. You wanted them now look after them, don't expect the world to pay for looking at you. You came downunder I believe. No one k new except for that other "single MOM" fingers down throat, Steve would have sorted you out in a second. GO AWAY, WE ARE BORED BORED BORED.

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KATE, NO ONE HATES YOU OR YOUR KIDS, WE HAVE JUST HAD ENOUGH!!!! GO AWAY. SELL THE BIG HOUSE, THE KIDS WILL HAVE TO SHARE ROOMS AGAIN AND GO TO A PUBLIC SCHOOL. THEY CAN GET SUSPENDED FROM THERE AS WELL, THE POOR LITTLE BEGGARS ARE 'MESSED UP' BECAUSE OF YOU, NOW TRY AND HELP THEM, GO BACK TO WORK, REAL WORK, YOU HAVE NO TALENT, WE ARE ALL BORED WITH YOU ALL, YOU CAME DOWN UNDER I BELIEVE, NO ONE NOTICED!!!! EXCEPT MAYBE THAT "OTHER SINGLE MOM: FINGERS DOWN THROAT, STEVE WOULD HAVE SOON SORTED YOU OUT, GO AWAY!!!! YOU WANTED 8 KIDS, NOW GET ON WITH IT AND LOWER YOUR COST OF LIVING. SAW THE PROMO'S OF KATE + 8, YOU SCREAMING ON THE ROOF WITH THE MEN DOWN ON THE GROUND LOOKING STRAIGHT UP YOUR KILT, HOPE YOUR 'PRECIOUS' KIDS WERE'NT HOME. WON'T BE WATCHING THE SHOW.

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I don't know who she thinks she is.
Most who live the good life at least have some talent and she has NONE other than screaming and bitching.
Back to earth Kate, your 5 minutes are finally up!

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Sure Kate pays for Nannies, housekeepers, etc. but TLC foot the bill for Steve the bodyguard. Her clothes as with other celebrities are on loan. wouldn't be at all surprised if Audi didn't give her a free lease - she's been photographed dozens of times since her show has been cancelled. I worked at Ford Motor Co. in marketing for 20+ years, and it was common to 'offer' Mustangs, Navigators, etc. to high-profile celebrities (good or bad). It was marketing gold, and they most likely still do it.

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she won't be on the TAlk, they are already struggling with ratings and I can assure you that the producers have been reminded that to have Kate Gosselin on their show won't help their ratings, it may hurt an already struggling show. I myself wrote a letter with some stats showing that anything Kate Gosselin is just begging for low viewership. Kris Jenner is a big mistake but Kate Gosselin could just kill the show. Again, it is all about the ratings and Kate Gosslin doesn't have the likeability factor, so she won't be on The Talk and I firmly believe she won't be on Dr. Phil again either. She showed the american public what a narcissistic sociopath she is in her show going to the Grand Canyon. He can't have her on as a guest unless he wants to try and get her to see she is certifiable and quite frankly, Jon is the better parent and I think he should seek custody. Oh, and I am sure Dr. Phil would advise Kate that sleeping with a married man when she has 8 troubled kids is not wise.

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Oh, I think Kate reads every single article she can find on herself and I have no doubt that she reads the message boards to get a feel of how the public thinks of her. She is one of the most hated women in America and even with 300,000 fans or 400,000 fans this woman doesn't have enough fans to fight for her. Her petition has been up for weeks and I think it only has 800 signatures so it is safe to say that approximately 800 people are like Kate enough to waste a few seconds to try and keep her show on t.v. Her website counter is set to add 5 for every hit making it look like she has a huge following, but the reality is, she definately has 800 hardcore suckers.

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@felicia you have made your opinion of Kate well known by now. You need to grow up. You act as if you are in grade school. You just refuse to accept there may be people out there who don't share your opinions. The point is Kate is probably not even going to read whate you write so why keep beating up on her? This is a debate and that means other people have opinions that may not always match yours. Honey, if you think you are the only one who can't stand Kate you are sadly mistaken. But you should remember there are others who have a different opinion of her.

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