Kate Gosselin: Living in a Dream World?
Kate Gosselin was blindsided when TLC canceled her show, "Kate Plus 8" earlier this summer. The last show of the series ended Monday night.
Gosselin made millions during her reality run on TLC with book deals, talk show appearances, photo shoots and a laughable stint on "Dancing With the Stars." Now it looks the mother of eight is looking at a life without the spotlight she so clearly covets.
"There is sadness, because it's the end of an era," Gosselin told NBC's "Today Show" earlier this week. "I feel sad for my kids because of all of the opportunities that they're now questioning what's gonna happen."
Don't worry; the blond mama will do whatever it takes to keep her 15 minutes of fame going awhile longer.
"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."
She also believes that her family still has a ton on fans, something we're not too sold on.
"I feel sad for fans, because they're devastated," she added. "They're saying, you know, you're the neighbor moving far away and we won't see you again."
We're sure she still has plenty of fans, but she's not exactly known for her likeable personality and sunny disposition.
Kate Gosselin: Worried About Money
Gosselin has grown accustomed to the lifestyle that comes with being a well-paid television star, too. She reportedly spends about $500K a year on two housekeepers, two nannies, an assistant and a bodyguard. The eight kids are also in private school that costs another $500K a year.
Uh, $500,000 for school? These kids better come out with genius IQ's, perfect SAT scores and guaranteed admission to Harvard for that kind of dough.
However, she thinks the family's reported income is laughable.
"I read what we apparently make and it's hysterical. 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," she told Huffington Post's Rob Shuter.
Sounds like someone didn't save money. We know Jon Gosselin didn't - that's why he's back working in a normal job in the IT field, the same field he worked in before getting into television. His ex-wife isn't going to settle for the "mediocre" life, though.
"It's a situation where Jon may be accepting of mediocre for his kids and working a regular job," she told NBC.
"My kids have benefited so greatly, that I shudder to think what our lives would be, scraping to get by and struggling to exist, and having that guilt of eight kids that I can't afford, can't provide for, and who probably never would have left our state," she added.
We get providing for your family; working as a nurse (her previous job) isn't mediocre. Guess it's not good enough for a reality star anymore.