Supposedly Kate's Credit Card Was Declined


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anotherthing... said...

welcome to the realist reality kate.

Im_in_PR said...

That's rich.

Momof2 said...

I didn't see where it said it was a TLC card. Maybe if it was a personal card, the assets were frozen because of the money squabbles.

I wonder how Starbucks will feel about her getting her coffee at Dunkin Donuts.....lol.

fidosmommy said...

Ahhhhhhhhh. What a shame.

ErinKate said...

I can't believe TLC would just drop Kate like that after all that she has done for them as far as bringing in record amounts of money. Plus, she is their "golden girl" and they have big plans for her and she does have opportunities out there. I would really have to see proof. On the other hand, I can see TLC working hand-in-hand with Kate in an effort to help her prove how destitute she really is now that Jon has forced them to cancel production in an effort to garner public sympathy. Maybe a more realistic reality show would be the entire family now living hand to mouth like a lot of Americans struggling to keep a roof over their heads while only being able to find employment at places like McDonalds. That would be the realest reality show out there.

8POE's said...

This is just her selling her latest lie that she's destitute. Poor Kate. Doesn't have money for gas. I can hear the sheeple from here.

it's just me and 5 cars said...

I wonder if TLC paid for her gas...I'm sure Kate feels that she shouldn't have to pay for gas with her own money because she has 5 cars.

just wondering said...

It's been a bad 24 hours for Khatezilla. Credit card declined, Steve gone, lawsuit, TLC moving out.
Looks like Karma is finally coming around to exact a fee of its own.

lisa k. said...

This is either Kate trying to get sympathy for herself again, or it is KARMA finally catching up with her. Either way, LOL!

Lauren said...

I will be spinned to make Kate look like a victim. Just watch for it on Radaronline.

livnluv said...

8POE's said...
This is just her selling her latest lie that she's destitute. Poor Kate. Doesn't have money for gas. I can hear the sheeple from here.
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I think that ship's already sailed. It's all in the courts now ready to be sorted out, and I don't envy the clerk that's trying to do that.

babeeberry said...

Lol!! Looks like she's gonna have to go home and shake out her couch for some gas money...just like she had to years ago to pay her mortgage.

I can't wait for Kate to be exposed for the liar she is. Maybe this is the "out" TLC needed to boot her off the network. Sinking ratings...really bad press and possible lawsuits by 8 over~worked children sounds like a perfect reason to cut off the funds.

This is the "realest" thing that has happened to this master manipulator in a longgg time. I hope it's just the beginning, she got a boat load of bad karma coming her way!

reallyreallyreaallllyyy??? said...

you think that there are really sheeple that are THAT khate-crazed?

to really believe that she has no money?

after her parade of 'poor me' and jon then letting people in on the reality of her financial status???

if that is so... yikes. i think even her supporters are wondering at this point.

they have to be. *shudders* no one can be THAT blind. ...right?

sara said...

Why should Kate pay for gas?? She has, count, 8 kids!!!! Damn it! We should all pull together. Cuz. Count 8 kids.

3 strikes and your out said...

I live locally to them and even I heard about that. She tried 3 times to put the TLC gas card through and it was rejected, they cut her off. Kate, time to pinch 10 bucks out of your wallet with the moths. LOL

such idiots said...

At first I thought it was ridiculous to think that Kate may have staged this embarrassing scene with the credit card being declined. I mean, who would want anyone to witness this? It's beyond humiliating.... But then again, she DID go on tv and say she was too poor to feed their kids and it was...drumroll...all Jon's fault.

If she did stage this drama at the gas pump, I personally consider it abusive to her children (the humiliation factor). If she didn't stage it and just had an embarrassing moment caught by the paparazzi, what poetic justice.

CreditCardRep said...

Speaking as someone who works in the credit card industry.... A decline at an outdoor gas pump is rarely due to accounts being frozen or overdrawn. It's 98% of the time a card reader error. I wouldn't place a lot of significance on this incident.

runwithwind said...

My credit cardish was not declined. I was merely trying to take a daytrip to the spa for a spa...ish sort of thing and the "P" people were saying all sorts of thingish's about me having gas, NO, I mean me having to get gas.

I guess I need to call Merideth Viera tomorrow so I can feign tears and tell her and the public how I now can't even put gas in my $70,000 Toyota Land Cruiser.

I'm a singlish mom but I'm doing the best I can despite the fact that my other 11 bank accounts are not public...ish fodder.

NeverLikedKate said...

IMO this is obviously a ploy to validate the claims that Jon stole all of "her" money and that she is destitute.

After all, if she really had all that money squirreled away in hidden accounts, why would she humiliate herself by trying to get gas with a card that is maxed out or closed?

[sarcasm] The only logicalish explanation is that she really is broke and Jon is a douche. Poor Kate. [/sarcasm]

Momof2 said...

I'm sure the magnetic strip was just worn out from overuse.......you know....beating Jon to the quick and all.

HateKate said...

She probably emptied out one of her personal accounts and then used the debit card so that the charge would be declined and she can continue her sob story. She can sell one of her diamond rings or designer shoes to pay for the gas.

Brummygirl said...

We all know that Kate is a good actress, but the first photo showed sadness, some vunerability in the mouth, I wonder what Dr. Glass would make of this.

Not Buying It said...

I bet she is using department store credit card (which can only be used in that particular store) to buy gas.

She is faking it so all of you will say "keep the show on air then".

I am not buying it. This woman is addicted to be the headline.

Diane said...

She is pretending to be broke. That's a new outfit she is sporting. Have you seen this lard ass in a repeat outfit? Surrrrrrrrrre, she is really broke. She can't pay for the gas but she can buy clothes.

Kate is a fraud said...

Nobody will feel sorry for a millionaire who can't keep the same lifestyle going. Kate wants sympathy? She needs to take the number.

She is supposed to live like a middle class person. Her fortune comes from people's sympathy. It ends when she starts abusing the privileges and wasting money. The viewers cut her off when they find out she is a fraud.

Paula be aware said...

With all the negative press and lawsuits, I doubt Paula Deen still wants to hire Kate as her co-host. This is just too much. Everyday, there's something ugly.

Kate is not exactly lovable and easy to work with.

And the fact that Kate lied about Jon took the money and it backfired? Doesn't that scare Paula that Kate would pull something to screw Paula in the future?

Taryn said...

As Jon's shirt once said, "No Worry, Beef Curry". All she needs are some love offerings, and there are plenty of sheeple to provide those.

She just needs to set it up at a church. Maybe Scientology will take her on?

Or Jon could do it at a synagogue since he has a new found love of Jewish people.

Emily the Great and Terrible said...

Her shoes are worth like three hundred bucks. She could sell them and get enough for a tank of gas, even for her monster SUV. I bet she has a lot of things like that in her closet that were just given to her.

Nope, not feeling the sympathy.

Taryn said...

OK, I just looked at those pictures and if they are from the same day her card was supposedly declined, then why does she have the nozzle in the tank and appears to be waiting while it fills?

Did the paps pay for it? Because if you pay at the pump, you put the card in before you can pump the gas. O_o

readerlady said...

I agree with CreditCardRep. It probably was a scanner error. One station I go to can't read my debit card at the pump, so I have to go inside to pay. Maybe she was just too lazy to walk a few feet and go inside?

TK said...

Looks good on her. Welcome to "real" real, Kate!

Come and Get Your Popcorn said...

Why would she think she could use a TLC card anyway? Apparently they signed a really dumb contract w/ them w/ no lawyers present and all these perks were no guarantee. We can look for her on the today show w/ her buddy, Meredith crying over this on national TV so the new episode can get a few more viewers. Meredith has obviously never watched the show. I would be curious to know if they residuals from the reruns as I am sure we will be seeing those for a long time to come. And the DVDs, etc. If I was one of the nannies I would be worried about my money, as Kate has a knack for not paying people out of her pocket for helping w/ the kids. She considers it their pleasure for being allowed to do so (Aunt Jody and Auntie Beth).

ntvnat said...

Jon claims one of the reasons Kate filed an emergency petition last week was "to cover up the fact that she removed hundreds of thousands of dollars from the marital estate" prior to filing for divorce from him in June.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1124348/board/nest/149215883?p=1

Quit using the cut off TLC credit cards, Kate, and open up your wallet and let the moths out!

KatesBigFlintstoneToe said...

Im going to strap-on my giant padded bra next time I go pump gas too!

KatyKat said...

Now let's look at the positive in this. We've been talking about downsizing, and she's made the first baby step by switching to the cheaper DD coffee. I'll be really proud of her when I see her in her hooker heels carrying a bulk size container of Folgers out of Target.

VillageMom said...

"Speaking as someone who works in the credit card industry.... A decline at an outdoor gas pump is rarely due to accounts being frozen or overdrawn. It's 98% of the time a card reader error. I wouldn't place a lot of significance on this incident."

Thank you. I was thinking along those same lines. It happens to me all the time that my card at the pump has a problem. When I take it inside, the clerk punches in the numbers and it works just fine.

pinkdiamond611 said...

By looking at her face and body language, this was no stunt. She looks stunned that the cash cow went dry. To the poster who thinks that TLC will help her. Wake up sister. This is corporate America we are talking about. They only care about the bottom line. That is why they would take advantage of two greedy grifters and their kids.

MickeyMcKean said...

Welcome back to the real world Kate!

michelle said...

She'll have to borrow from the ring fund to pay for gas. Must suck to be broke, need alimony and then state you are buying a ring.

BTW...alimony? not sure how she figures she needs it. it's spousal support. She made more than Jon did. How does she figure she's entitled to that?

simmerdownnow said...

If that is the Sunoco just down the street from the Gosselin's house then I was there too, and the pump wouldn't read my card either. I went inside (which I hate doing, can't believe that was the only way just 15 or so years ago)! Anyway, I just went inside, he ran my card, went through fine, and I went out and pumped the gas.

I'm not going to speculate about what time it was or what pump she was at, but take it from someone who had plenty of money in their account (well, enough for gas anyway, haha), these things happen, and the speculation that this small event gave life to is unreal.

wishful thinking but no said...

I highly doubt that her card was declined - these pictures were published by a different source first and the second 'source' that took the pictures speculated that was what was going on.
Much as I'd like to see Kate squirm over a shortage of money, you can bet that she's made one of her many other accounts fluid so she can access it to pay her bills. The woman is not even close to destitute and we (and Jon) all know it.

marypoppins said...

I think this is all staged.

Michelle said...

I can't believe she is wanted child/spouse support from Jon. He QUIT his job to stay home with the kids for the last year of the marriage while she went out and made the money with the book tours. Based on that, he should get support. (Not that I think he should but from a law stand point she was the bread winner for the last year at least) I a waiting for the judge to require that everything be liguidated (the house, the cars etc) and placed in trust with payments to each parent. There goes the fancy life style 'all.

Moons in Leo said...

I'll believe it when I see her trying to gas up her 1975 AMC Gremlin.

Minka's tail said...

That doesn't mean much. She could be using a card that expired in 10/09, and forgot to activate her new one. She could have gone over the limit on this one but not her other 389 cards. She could be late paying a bill. She could have a direct deposit that didn't come through. Or the computer could be broken. It happens. I don't believe for a minute that she's broke.

Nyk said...

Wouldn't it be funny if Kate really did drain the accts and then accused Jon, thus getting all the accts frozen and now she can't get gas? Wait a minute!!!! What's Queen Kate doing pumping gas??? Guess she's really sorry she kicked Jon to the curb now...

Aunt Chris said...

I've had many instances of my card not being taken at the pump, not because there's something up with my card, but something with the pump. What happens then? I go inside and use the card at the cash register and everything works fine. Would not put it past Kate to have purposely messed up on the pump just to make it look like she's been a victim. I'd love to know if anyone in the store witnessed her using cash, or if she just did the card in there. And even if she did have to use cash, big deal - welcome to the real world, Khate!

Karen said...

I agree that too much significance should not be placed on this incident. Looks like she ended up getting gas? Paid inside? Cards get declined at the pump for many reasons. It is a funny thought though.

No, they closed it said...

CreditCardRep, Sorry to disagree, but NO it was not a scanning error, TLC simply closed her acct.
I live locally and it was news here.

Anne said...

I had been a fan since the 1st show and take Jon’s side in this mess.

I have a question that I would like to ask.

Have they paid income taxes on all these “freebies”?

Just wondering….

Sasha222 said...

Agree. As soon as I saw this I guessed it was most likely a complete farce. The woman has the gall to go on the Today show, cry tearless cries, and claim that she couldn't pay her bills or feed her children when the world knows she makes a lot of money off her books, appearances, and shows. She would have no problem pretending to have her card declined (in full view of the paps) in order to prove to everyone that she is a poor broke single mom who can't even buy gas now. No way in holy hell does that woman have $1000 to her name! Anyone who believes that is just too stupid for words.

I really really hope that whoever is the judge for these two idiots will be someone who is strict and doesn't take any bullsh*t from either of them. Kate will go in that courtroom believing that she will have sympathy and I really hope a judge calls her out and tells her (and both of them) to quit airing their dirty laundry, work out whatever they need to work out, and help those poor kids heal what's been broken.

stopthemadness said...

OMG, she has to pump her own GAS? And get that icky smell on her hands? No on e to roll a red carpet out for her so her clonky shoes don't touch the ground? No one to keep the Great Unwashed commoners away from her? What's the world coming to?

Also the empire waist top and those pants - is it just me or did she dress better when Jon was picking out her clothes?

She is so frigging pathetic, after stashing away millions so Jon couldn't get at it she has the gall to try this. I smell a plea for love offerings.

Snap! said...

It happens sometimes at gas pumps. It looks like she got some gas. The pump read out probably said unable to read card - please pay inside-
I really hope a judge puts a gag order on Jon and Kate. It would also be great if the kids were dropped off and picked up at school and the kids were kept out of view for a few months.

Ohio Buckeye said...

Oh, how the mighty have fallen.

From feeling fully ENTITLED to her spouse's always dutifully filling her gas tank ("Isn't that what all husbands who love their wives do," said K8 in an early episode.) to a) having to fill her own gas tank (oh, the horror of it all) and now b) having her credit card denied.

Wow, K8, finally maybe you might BEGIN to understand the concept of 'realest reality'.

Turn the page and move on, K8, away from our tv screens.

Allbadthings Mustcometoanend said...

I vote for card reader error. Has happened to me many of times. Why would TLC cancel her cards, when she hasn't been fired? K8 is still on their payroll.

LLinNJ said...

I have to agree with CreditCardRep. That happened to me once with my debit card. I went to the booth and gave it to them and it went through just fine.

stopthemadness said...

Some people sell their giant gas guzzling SUV if they can't afford gas. They get something a little less pricey to maintain and fill with gas, especially as the van is there for trips with the kids, that battleship Kate cruises around in is for her alone, it must weigh 12 tons. How about sell it, get a Toyota rav, and you can buy a lot of gas with the leftover money.

umsami said...

I have to say I like her outfit. She looks a lot better than when she's wearing her baby doll dresses and heels. IMHO, the modest, classics look suits her better.

I doubt TLC was paying all of her gas. My guess is they covered that only for filming...and usually they were in their rent-a-bus.

Princess said...

What a fool, she is still trying to milk TLC, using their credit card! Ha she should have dug up a coupon...Get it thru your head Kate your TLC days are O V E R oh Lordy Be!!

Hober said...

I doubt her card was really denied due to insufficient funds. It's all for the "whoa is me, I'm broke" act she's been playing up. I wouldn't put it past her to have entered the incorrect zip code, or pin number causing the card to reject. Not falling for this lie, sorry.

Beach Lover said...

Phooey! I don't believe it for one moment. If it was declined, it was a concerted effort on the part of Khate and her people not to pay the bill so that this could happen. We know they have millions. Unlock some of it, Khate, and pay your bills. Do they think we are that stupid? I guess so.

Midnight Serenade said...

"I guess I need to call Merideth Viera tomorrow so I can feign tears and tell her and the public how I now can't even put gas in my $70,000 Toyota Land Cruiser."

If she has a thousand dollars left to her name, it will only take care of 20 fill-ups in the LC. She'll have to figure out something pretty darn fast if TLC isn't footing the bills. Come to think of it, why was TLC paying for gas in her car to run errands? Is there anything that they DIDN'T pay for? Oh, and don't you ladies always wear heels to pump gas and do your weekend errands?

No Drama Mama said...

Momof2:

I am the one who originally posted this and I could have sworn last night it said "the star's TLC credit card" but this morning it says "the TLC star's credit card". Could have been me transposing words!

CreditCardRep:

Good points. Still makes for an embarassing week if you are Kate Gosselin.

sugarjay said...

just wondering said...
It's been a bad 24 hours for Khatezilla. Credit card declined, Steve gone, lawsuit, TLC moving out.
Looks like Karma is finally coming around to exact a fee of its own.
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Steve is gone? Where did you hear that?

bad credit said...

All the pumps where I live are pre pay. Are most places like that? So if you are pumping the gas, you have already paid for it.

luvmytwins said...

looks like they cut the stylist from the freebie list too...

ErinKate said...

Next we will see Kate in line at the grocery store having her credit card rejected while she is buying food to feed her kids. Quick, what's a single mom to do? Call the View on Monday morning that's what. Like they really give a rat's a$$.

**Amy** said...

In this economy, I wouldn't be surprised to find her credit card company declining her card if she's going on tv saying she can't pay the bill. Sounds proactive on their part.

my9cats said...

How often does this woman get gas?
It certainly is not a good recommendation for her vehicle.

CopyGirl said...

Again, dressed up way beyond what a normal mom running errands on a Saturday would wear. Stiletto heels Kate? Are you kidding me?

As to the card being declined -- if it was a TLC card, then I'm not surprised. If they're cutting off the show, then all things connected to it are shut down as well. She shouldn't even have tried that card.

I've had a debit card declined at the pump before, but when I went inside, they ran it again and it was fine.

She is going to hate meeting reality again after five years of a privileged life.

The Cheese Stands Alone said...

Not buying it in the least little bit. Funny how the tabloids show Jon ABSOLUTELY paying for the twins birthday cake, proof he did pay for the cake with a credit card & had actual footage of it as proof that he did indeed PAY ...Made a big deal of it. And now here's poor poor pitiful woe is me Kate, can't pay for gas cuz her credit card was declined. Lordy be what will she ever do? Her children are suffering. BOO HOO

Hambone said...

You know, she could have had it all. Sweet family, sweet marriage, strong faith system, loving friends and relatives, nice home in E-town....

but due to her excessive nastiness, ungraciousness,greediness,and hunger for fame, she blew it.

Now, instead of people feeling bad for her when stuff like this happens, they take pleasure seeing her fall. And it's all her own doing.

Rags to riches and back to rags.
This woman will not be able to maintain her lavish lifestyle much longer and will fade away back to the rock she crawl out from under.

And all the while, TLC will have moved on to its next victim. If you pay attention to the Duggars, you can see them s.l.o.w.l.y heading in that direction ( not with a failed/nasty marriage, but with lust for fame and worldly things...unlike their earlier days ). TLC is ever so slowly changing the Duggars into who THEY want them to be. ( Case in point, when they manipulated Jim Bob and Michelle into reenacting the pottery wheel from the movie "Ghost", knowing darn well those two never saw that movie and that it was an erotic scene. They would have never done that had they known what they were reenacting, but TLC scripted it. )

I'll shut up now :)

fidosmommy said...

it's just me and 5 cars said...
I wonder if TLC paid for her gas...I'm sure Kate feels that she shouldn't have to pay for gas with her own money because she has 5 cars.

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Exactly! Kate deserves to have her gas paid for because we have a system that allows people to get 5 cars. She needs help with them because who can give 5 cars all the attention they require?

Your Card Has Been Declined said...

You go on national television and say you can't pay the bills in your purse, and then cry to the tabloids that you are afraid for your children and that you can't feed them...

a credit card company would be foolish NOT to cut you off.

You reap what you sow.

Pamela Jaye said...

I'd almost suggest that the teachers tell the kids class(es) that the Gosselin kids mommy is nuts and it's not the kids fault. (my grandma was nuts and her kids were removed to foster care for 6 years. she didn't care, she just had 6 more in the interim)

I don't know. Bad as my father was, neither of my parents ever did anything to embarrass me in front of my classmates.

Kate certainly doesn't care if she embarrasses them.

fidosmommy said...

CreditCardRep said...
Speaking as someone who works in the credit card industry.... A decline at an outdoor gas pump is rarely due to accounts being frozen or overdrawn. It's 98% of the time a card reader error. I wouldn't place a lot of significance on this incident

*****
Yeah, I know. It's happened to me when my major gasoline company card wouldn't go through. It had nothing to do with my credit balance - the scanner in the pump was messed up at the time. I just paid with cash and the next time my card worked fine.

But it's so much more fun to see Kate having a money woe - one that completely surprised her. She just wasn't having a great week, was she?

Sarah said...

reallyreallyreaallllyyy??? said...
you think that there are really sheeple that are THAT khate-crazed?

to really believe that she has no money?

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Sadly, YES!
my roommates are among them.. it makes me sick!

go away gosselins said...

It's my bet that the credit card was one that TLC gave her for gas.

BH said...

Oh----BOO-HOOOOO!!!!!!!!

goawayJandK said...

they have to be. *shudders* no one can be THAT blind. ...right?

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Wrong. The sheeple are a scary lot. They (esp K8's number one fan) defend her every move, every word, every action.

It's truly baffling. It would be a great research/thesis topic for any students out there.

Sh*tHappens LOL said...

you've come a long waaays queen katie. you used to have a hubby who'd pump that gas for you...but you ran him off you witch!!!!

too bad, sooo sad....NOT!

Mom.in.WA said...

I find this to be hilarious. Now maybe she'll finally get an inkling into what it's really like being a "struggling single mom".

Ava said...

I really think she staged this to look like she has no money. We all know she has money hidden in many places and in many accounts. She either used an old card or expired card to make it look bad.
If she is really out of money why didn't she make coffee at home and not go to Dunkin Donuts? I don't feel sorry for people that can't buy gas but can pay for a $5 coffee at a drive thru daily.
And she is not wearing rags in this photo either. Those clothes are not cheap.
Not buying it.

lea said...

Welcome to the real world Katie. Please let it bite you in your ass.

CC said...

My card was declined Thursday while trying to pay for gas....in Florida. It was the card reader at the Hess station so I had to go in and have it scanned inside. No big deal. My point is this, how did this alleged decline make it to the media? Had to be done by khate herself, for herself. She is manipulating the "I am poor" situation to strengthen her case, IMHO.

She's come undone said...

Guess she'll have to use her broom.

RyzandShyn said...

Well, well, well, welcome to the real single mom world, Kate. Those of us here get through it with something called a budget. Gas is pretty high up there on the priority list.
I'm having such a difficult time with J&K's airing of the dirty laundry. There are thousands of books about divorce and about divorce when there are children involved. The reason is because tons of people (adults and children all over the world) go through it. Pick up a couple and read them. It helps, really it does. I read everything I could get my hands on. Came quickly to the realization that everything I was feeling was perfectly normal, everything my kids were feeling was also perfectly normal, BUT that how I handled all those feelings would mean the world to our recovery and future.
J&K are messing it all up badly for themselves and for their children.

Ohio Buckeye said...

Momof2: love your shot of K8 - that captures all the charm, calm, and couth that is K8ie Irene. thanks for the laugh!

Oh MY!! said...

On sosugary site they have the usual extra extra pics that rarely are shown & I noticed they zoomed in on her waist, twice. I clicked to make it larger & wished I hadn't. There is some of the jowls of the dog wrinkles again. I guess they took away her stylist, personal trainer, make up artist & photo touch up....Yikes!!! She's really falling apart before our very eyes!! She's melting!!! Just like the wicked witch. Then they'll take her broom away too.

fidosmommy said...

how did this alleged decline make it to the media? Had to be done by khate herself, for herself. She is manipulating the "I am poor" situation to strengthen her case, IMHO.

*****

Yep. Even if it was just one of those things that happens for no real reason, you can bet Kate will spin it into something big for her next interview. "It has become so bad I couldn't even fill up my car to go pick up my kids. They were standing there at the pick up spot and no Mommy while I was inside having to do battle with the gas company over $62.57. It was annoying." (Dab eyes)

ManicNarcissism said...

my9cats said...

How often does this woman get gas?
It certainly is not a good recommendation for her vehicle.

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She gets gas just as much as it takes someone who is driving to MD on her days away from the kids should. She gets gas WAY too much for someone staying across the street from them. We know she is not going to NY in her car because she takes a service.

ManicNarcissism said...

I would love for a pap to make this point. Every time she comes out of a store start deducting the cost of her purchases from $1000. So, she goes to Target and comes out with 3 bags..

So, Kate you only have $910 left? What did you buy at Target that was so important you decided to spend $90 of your last $1000? Just keep hounding her and just keep taking off money. It would be hilarious.

farriswheel said...

This made have been addressed, I haven't read all the comments but how do we do it was declined? I can see her putting in her card then getting back in her car..."Oh poor me, my card was declined" Is there a picture of the screen saying it was declined or just her telling us it was?

I am still of the belief that SHE doesn't actually pay the bills but has someone else do it for her.

GoPoshGo said...

Ohio Buckeye said...
Oh, how the mighty have fallen.
[snipped]
Wow, K8, finally maybe you might BEGIN to understand the concept of 'realest reality'.

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Amen, Buckeye.

Ohio Buckeye said...

Since K8's credit card was reportedly declined, is it time for K8-Irene to put into action her pious words about 'doing anything' to support her kids? Because I hear McDonald's is hiring..........

GoPoshGo said...

Hambone said...
[snipped]
Now, instead of people feeling bad for her when stuff like this happens, they take pleasure seeing her fall. And it's all her own doing.

Rags to riches and back to rags.

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Sadly, I agree. Kate clearly missed the memo on "interpersonal relations, and the road to fame and fortune." My brother is a writer for a very well-known female comedian who has been in the business for a long time. She has always said that you'd better be nice to those you meet as you climb up the ladder of success, because they're the same people you'll need help from on your way back down.

Seems that Kate thought her trip up the ladder was eternally one-way.

Pilgrim Soul said...

CreditCardRep is right, I'm sure. I've had my card not read properly at the pumps many times, and it was never for lack of funds... This could have been anything.

Not the card said...

You very well may have had the gas pump read wrong on occasion, but why is it so hard for anyone to believe the TLC cut her funds off. She is on her own. Its not the scanner misreading her card.

pogo said...

This is another Kate poor me thing. She knows that the media is watching and she is in trouble with the courts or soon will be, she can't hide behind the kids this time.She is tryin to pull a fast one on the public. And I won't be surprised if she shows up on the View crying and then go off to buy that ring.

annieamerica said...

I really think she staged this to look like she has no money. We all know she has money hidden in many places and in many accounts. She either used an old card or expired card to make it look bad.

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LOL, yep!

She probably put in backward or up side down, haha!

Suzi said...

I looked at the pics on sosugary. Why does she always have multiple purses?

tomo718 said...

We are all just guessing what is her ultimate goal in being photograph for this. If the morning shows are still stupid enough to still give her a forum to bitch about her so called "financial crisis", we really don't know.

Those magnetic card readers can get scratched and cover with dust causing problems. It happened to me at the old Washington Mutual Bank when I tried to make a deposit. But I also was a victim of that magnetic reader theft after I paid with my debit card at a Rite Aid pharmacy on Friday. That Sunday and Monday following, someone withrew $1,000 from my checking account at 2 different Citibank locations.

Mom.in.WA said...

She's come undone said...
Guess she'll have to use her broom.


BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!! Fabulous!

totebaghag said...

I looked at the pics on sosugary. Why does she always have multiple purses?

One for her LIES, one to keep her stories straight, and the biggest one to carry that over blown ego of hers!

Pa Mom Knows said...

"On sosugary site they have the usual extra extra pics that rarely are shown & I noticed they zoomed in on her waist, twice. I clicked to make it larger & wished I hadn't. There is some of the jowls of the dog wrinkles again."

I thought it looked like a pair of slim-line panties, or some sort of control-top underwear that went up just a bit too high. The "pattern" was almost too perfect for it to be flesh. Are you sure that's her skin?

CreditCardRep said...

I also think, on a complete side note - that TLC would have advised Kate that her card was being cut off since she still seems to be on good terms with them. She still has a good working relationship with her employer. Seems an odd move on their part to let it be a surprise. (and plays into the possibility that this is staged/not actually related to her financial situation)

Midwest Mom said...

She's probably going to release a PR statement: "it's society's obligation to support my car's gas tank..."

tomo718 said...

OMG, what is that weird twisted looking skin that is around her waist?? What happened there??

Suzi said...

OMG, what is that weird twisted looking skin that is around her waist?? What happened there??

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It looked like maybe just the pattern from her pants or tank top to me.

samcarter said...

Once in a while I report the latest weirdness from GosselinLand to my husband. Today I mentioned the declined credit card, and he said, "well, that happens every day to regular people."

I said, "Yeah, but she just gone done crying on national television about how her husband took 200K out of their children's mouths, and he's claimed that she has 11 bank accounts and never showed him the income from her book sales."

He said, "Or she spent it all."

BINGO!

Hober said...

Suzi said...
I looked at the pics on sosugary. Why does she always have multiple purses?


LOL..Suzi, one purse is for carrying her bills.

Oh MY!! said...
On sosugary site jowls of dogs

I saw those pictures too and the close up of the stretch marks was too much

epiphany said...

the weird twisted skin appears to be an undergarment of some kind.

Pilgrim Soul said...

Although, if the show is toast and TLC is no longer continuing to profit from Kate Gosselin and children, why wouldn't they cut her off? It's not like a corporation that doesn't hesitate to exploit children would give a fig about any sense of "loyalty" "to Kate Gosselin.

Pilgrim Soul said...

Just took a look at the So Sugary pix. She's wearing Spanx or some girdle like garment. I thought for a second maybe she still had killer stretch marks, but then I remembered the bikini shots....

Pilgrim Soul said...

Still, who wears Spanx to pump gas? Kate Gosselin, obviously. Reeks of photo op. The Spanx say it all.

Damage Control said...

Midnight Serenade said...
Oh, and don't you ladies always wear heels to pump gas and do your weekend errands?
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Maybe she was on her way to Saturday afternoon church services? (Kidding) Bet she'd steal out of the collection plate as it went by!

Skin or Spanx? said...

Those bikini shots could have been touched up a bit. Why would she need Spanx if not? Plus she was probobly working out hard back in the summer for those shots (& Steve). Obviously the photgrapher noticed it right away. Not so sexy is she?

Brummygirl said...

I am not buying this. It was either a machine slip up or staged. Note the look on her face coming out of the store, sad, downturned mouth, I almost felt sorry for her....what...what am I saying?

shel said...

It's been a bad 24 hours for Khatezilla. Credit card declined, Steve gone, lawsuit, TLC moving out.
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Steve's gone?

she always looks so sad that she has to pump her own gas.

shel said...

if it is true and was a tlc card why would they still allow her to use it when they are not filming? is she that dumb?

Suzi said...

Pilgrim Soul said...

Still, who wears Spanx to pump gas? Kate Gosselin, obviously. Reeks of photo op. The Spanx say it all.

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And those three inch heels! Good God. I'm proud of myself when I put a real bra on to run errands on Saturday morning!

WallyWinnie said...

Kate calls the paps to film whatever she wants the public to know about her....this week.

Now we must get some shots of me pretending to look like I am broke.

Getting coffee out is a luxury item and not as important as feeding my 8 kids or putting a roof over their heads. Starbucks OR Dunkin Donuts makes no difference. Drink your coffee at home if you want us commoners to believe any of your story.

Can you imagine the post-its next to the coffee of the queens choice at Starbucks: "Queen Katie Irene takes ALOT of sugars and extra creamers(non-fat)!"
"Serve her with a smile!!"
"NEVER charge her for anything!!!"

Notice the extra exclamation marks.

Mary said...

Hi

its just a ploy by her at gas station she could have used any type of card to get reject to show her public she is now poor

JFaye said...

Paula Deen is a single mom whose husband walked out on her and she struggled to raise her kids. I think she may have felt a kinship to Kate but having met her, I hope she is a smart enough businesswoman (or has smart enough advisers around her), to realize that Kate would be toxic to the money making product that is Paula Deen.

my9cats said...

Blogger Pilgrim Soul said...

Although, if the show is toast and TLC is no longer continuing to profit from Kate Gosselin and children, why wouldn't they cut her off? It's not like a corporation that doesn't hesitate to exploit children would give a fig about any sense of "loyalty" "to Kate Gosselin.

10/11/2009 4:51 PM

Jon & Kate are the consummate examples of corporate welfare.

dara2K said...

What makes anyone think that McDonalds would want her? She should be so lucky to have steady employment. I'd pay to see Kate do REAL work for a living!! I'd even pay to see Kate do ONE load of laundry or prepare a meal that didn't consist of grape and cracker counting. No, I really wouldn't watch a TV show that just had Kate without the 8 or Jon...

not K8's bestest friend said...

I moved from Indiana to Florida when my son was three. I'm a real single mom and didn't want to have to drag my son into the store every time I stopped for gas. I have no credit cards, so I put $300 on a prepaid Visa. I figured I could use the card at the pump. Wrong. I had to take the card inside every single time. Maybe someone sent her a prepaid card because she's so "poor."

Ohio Buckeye said...

Dara2K, I don't seriously think McDonald's would hire K8, ESPECIALLY since she's made such a big deal about preventing HER children from ever eating 'that kind of food.'

I just found it hilarious that K8 promised to do anything to provide for her children, even work at McDonald's.

K8 working the fry machine - now THAT would be worth the price of admission. K8 doing some REAL work in the real world.

mm78 said...

All I see here is unhappy children and unhappy adults.What an absolute waste to have such a wonderful life with so many opportunities and throw them all away.They had so much time to spend with their children and give them a wonderful childhood.If they both had not been so selfish and greedy they could have enjoyed there succsess.Eventually they could have taken the children off of television and if they had been nice people actually could have gone on to have seperate careers that could have taken them both far.What a waste.These children are confused and hurt.Jon and Kate need to both take their heads out of their a--es and WAKE UP!Sadly I don't think this is going to happen.They are to busy staring at themselves in the mirror to realize that the kids ACTUALLY do come first.

Sue said...

ErinKate said...
I can't believe TLC would just drop Kate like that after all that she has done for them as far as bringing in record amounts of money. Plus, she is their "golden girl" and they have big plans for her and she does have opportunities out there. I would really have to see proof. On the other hand, I can see TLC working hand-in-hand with Kate in an effort to help her prove how destitute she really is now that Jon has forced them to cancel production in an effort to garner public sympathy. Maybe a more realistic reality show would be the entire family now living hand to mouth like a lot of Americans struggling to keep a roof over their heads while only being able to find employment at places like McDonalds. That would be the realest reality show out there.

10/10/2009 9:08 PM
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are you the Erin Kate who writes on IW?

chesterctymom said...

I agree with all of the other posters who feel that this is staged...

Can't See Sheep said...

Suzi said...

I looked at the pics on sosugary. Why does she always have multiple purses?
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Multiple purses for multiple personalities

Wow, talk about a staged photograph.

My guess is that the divorce is not setting Kate free in the way she thought it would.

Juststoppingby said...

Thought you might want to comment on this...here or there.

http://eyesforlies.blogspot.com/2009/10/who-do-you-believe.html

just wondering said...

Pilgrim Soul said...
I thought for a second maybe she still had killer stretch marks, but then I remembered the bikini shots....
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She does have killer stretch marks. The tummy tuck was only from the belly button on down and only removed the extra skin. Nothing can be done with the stretch marks and that's what those are. The bikini shots were never blown up.

Pathetic said...

This story is part of Kate's "Poor me and the kids....Jon stole our money" scam.

Wouldn't surprise me if she canceled a card then went to the gas station knowing it would be declined. However, as mentioned, it could just be a problem with the reader. That's happened to me at the gas station before.

I didn't see that she drove off without gas. We all know Kate has lived off of begging, freebies, and selling her life for years. It wouldn't surprise me if she didn't beg the paparazzi for gas money in exchange for these photos.

f8k8 said...

K8 doesn't know how to pump gas. She even stated in an old episode that Jon pumps the gasoline for her. She never fills her own tank. I think it was back in season 2.

Jon would make sure she has a full tank every week or so.

OzNTM said...


Not the card said...

You very well may have had the gas pump read wrong on occasion, but why is it so hard for anyone to believe the TLC cut her funds off. She is on her own. Its not the scanner misreading her card.


I think people are more inclined to belive it was a 'pump problem' (see various theories on whether it was a card she knew wouldn't work or an actual problem with the pump) because we all know what Kate is like and are more inclined to believe its something that plays into her false statement about being broke than to believe TLC, who has supported her right up until this incident, cancelled the card - pretty much any info about Kate has been put out there by herself or TLC, if her card was cancelled, then that is something neither party would disclose to the media, I would think. Kate would be shocked, but no way would she let people know for real that she had money problems (she goes on tv crying poor, but that's an act - its fine to embarras her kids by pretending they're poor, but if she was really poor, would she embarras herself by saying so? Not a chance) and TLC would not let the media know they have cancelled her card - they would issue a statement themselves, if that was the case (just like people don't think filming has really stopped, because TLC hasn't said so).

I don't know - I guess it's because we know what lies she is capable of, so this is more natural to think than TLC cancelling it.

Momof2 said...

Wow. There are some adorable pics of Jon hugging, cuddling and playing with the kids on sosugary....we never see the Ice Queen doing things like that.

OzNTM said...

Anonymous Hober said...

Suzi said...
I looked at the pics on sosugary. Why does she always have multiple purses?

LOL..Suzi, one purse is for carrying her bills.


Would that be $100 bills? (hey, Jon can't touch them if she's carrying them around lol)

Come and Get Your Popcorn said...

The way she was flashing that card around and the receipt when she got out of the store..who knows what she is capable of anymore. Could just be that she didn't know what she was doing, and had to go inside to get them to run it for her. I am sure she had many more to choose from and a pocket full of cash too, afterall Jon found $100,000 in the house. How dumb is that? I will be looking for her on the Today show asking for extra time--who does that anyway?

TooLittleTooL8 said...

Re the gas station incident, I can't help but make the observation that now that they are splitting up, J & K have figured out a way to get some kid-free time alone, just like they seem to have always wanted! Seems like they are most often in pictures alone, and able to focus entirely on themselves. Jon leading a single dad life in his apartment, only has the kids on weekends... Kate running errands by herself... they are probably secretly pleased by their new lifestyles, no matter how much they complain that they're lonely etc. I have several kids so the fact that they are alone is not lost on me LOL. Nor is the fact that they have a staff of many! If my credit card was declined at the gas station, I would have to lug the kids into the station etc... no nanny at home to pick up the slack!

dmsr said...

I can't figure out how Kate puts 6 car seats plus Mady & Cara into the Land Cruiser. I know it has 3 rows of seats but none of the children are old/large enough to sit in the front passenger seat beside the driver so that leaves two rows of seating for 8 kids. If they can only travel together in the giant Dodge van why didn't Kate get a small, gas friendly car for running errands, etc?

Ms.Peach said...

She was certainly dressed up with heels and Spanx. I guess she hasn't been doing her 5 a.m. treadmill routine (Ha, Ha). Most certainly the credit card was declined, but I would not be so quick to believe that it was a corporate card that has been cancelled. Those cards get de-magnitized or scratched easily. However, it is odd that she didn't use another card. I always have a backup card. That said, she managed to pay for the gas so my guess is the pump malfunctioned. I resent the tabloids guessing the reason that the card failed to read.

ManicNarcissism said...

Momof2 said...

Wow. There are some adorable pics of Jon hugging, cuddling and playing with the kids on sosugary....we never see the Ice Queen doing things like that.

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Oh, we will now. Next custody switch. I like that the kids feel comfortable with Jon but it was really obvious he was playing to the paps. Especially after his parentdish interview.

cheryl said...

The party of came up with a monthly budget of $15,000 had tuition @
$1000 a month; don't they pay $1000
per child per month??
Also they are paying utilities on
at least two houses.
Champaign appetite on a beer pocketbook!!

ErinKate said...

Kate should come to Jersey. We don't pump our own gas. It is illegal. Then she wouldn't have to get out of the car!

Maude said...

Moons in Leo said:
I'll believe it when I see her trying to gas up her 1975 AMC Gremlin.

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and may I add -
with her roots showing, lacking a professional mani/pedi, and NOT wearing $300 pumps!

Things Change said...

f8k8 said...
K8 doesn't know how to pump gas. She even stated in an old episode that Jon pumps the gasoline for her. She never fills her own tank. I think it was back in season 2.

Jon would make sure she has a full tank every week or so.
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Except she's been seen pumping gas many times since they split. I'm sure she's learned by now; it's not difficult. She's also said in the past that she hates shopping and yet...

Same Rules For Jon said...

Momof2 said...
Wow. There are some adorable pics of Jon hugging, cuddling and playing with the kids on sosugary....we never see the Ice Queen doing things like that.


He should get out of the driveway and play with them in private, right?

fidosmommy said...

f8k8 said...
K8 doesn't know how to pump gas. She even stated in an old episode that Jon pumps the gasoline for her. She never fills her own tank. I think it was back in season 2.

Jon would make sure she has a full tank every week or so.

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True, Jon was the pumper in their family. But we have seen numerous
(NUMEROUS) photos of CanDoKate pumping her own gas in the past few months. It could be those shots were staged, but she looked like she was able to hold onto the gas pump handle pretty well.

Maybe this is the first time the paid paps haven't paid the bill for her, and she was trying to figure out where to slide the card?
Snark.

PA Woman said...

reallyreallyreaallllyyy??? said...
you think that there are really sheeple that are THAT khate-crazed?

to really believe that she has no money?
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To answer your question yes, I've seen them crying their eyes on on several sites. It is amazing to me.

Ann(noE) said...

Supposedly is the most overlooked word in the topic of this thread.

Just see it for what it is said...

Why do all of you find it so hard to believe that TLC cut her off?
There are dozens of excuses here letting Kate off the hook, or that it was staged. Comeon. I live near Kate and we ALL know what happened. THEY CANCELLED HER GAS CARD. No the machine didn't 'read the card wrong' No she didn't put in the wrong card or backward, No It was NOT staged, No it wasn't so the paps would give her the money. All her perks are cancelled but she thought she'd give the gas card one more try. It IS what it IS. Also, NO Kate doesn't have a "prepaid credit card" she doesn't NEED one, she has the cash.

She pumps her gas said...

Someone is actually saying that the reason Kate's creditcard didn't work was because "she doesn't know HOW to pump gas???"
We've seen ALL the photos all Spring and Summer in Kate's many outfits while she was "pumping gas" Did she forget all of a sudden? NO. Please folks, just look at the picture for what it is. TLC's gas card was "CANCELLED" period. Kate lives in Pa. she KNOWS how to pump gas, she's just been lazy in the past and Jon did it. Lets not get silly though.

AuntFannie said...

Its a sham. She is not even close to broke. How could she be broke when she is on every tabloid, etc? And as far as these "love offerings", how can I sign up for some?

Go Away Gosselins! said...

It's been a bad 24 hours for Khatezilla. Credit card declined, Steve gone, lawsuit, TLC moving out.

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Is Steve really gone? Do we know this for sure or is it speculation because TLC is gone?

epiphany said...

cheryl said...

The party of came up with a monthly budget of $15,000 had tuition @
$1000 a month; don't they pay $1000
per child per month??
Also they are paying utilities on
at least two houses.
Champaign appetite on a beer pocketbook!!

10/12/2009 5:41 AM
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there is no way to know what they are paying in tuition. a previous poster said they received discounts for multiple children...
heck, when they were 'poor', it was said the twins went on scholarship. these parents have always had entitlement issues! jon's dad gave them money, friends paid their bills, state of PA paid their medical bills, for their nurse, and helpers did all the work. the only thing the parents did was TAKE.
and they still take, from their kids. the kids have bought the house, the goodies, the cars, boobs, clothes, cigs, booze, all of it.
i bet if you put a pencil to it, these kids get a miniscule amount of what they earned. shameful.
the parents said on an early episode they would HELP the kids buy a car-they wouldn't buy it for them. so why did the kids buy their parents a fleet of cars that they all can't fit into??

just wondering said...

Sue said...
are you the Erin Kate who writes on IW?
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Different Erin Kate. The one on IW complains about this one all the time.

Bev said...

It does not say that her TLC card was declined. It says the "TLC's star had her credit card declined". Why print misread comments on the blog that leads to misinformation and more bad comments that aren't true? I guarantee you two days from now somebody is going to quote that "TLC credit card shut off" and say it as fact.

FakeKate said...

Boo-Hoo Kate! C'mon!! If this really happened how obvious that it is just another sympathy ploy ala TLC/Kate. And per chance Kate is once again caught by the Paps pumping gas in her hooker heels!

TLC is fixated on Kate and will keep promoting their biggest cash cow, unfortunately for us. :(

Debi said...

If she can't afford gas and this is a ploy to make others feel sorry for her...it isn't working for me. Sell the mansion, the condo's the cars if you're so destitute honey, and welcome to "our" life.

momof5 said...

Who knows what happened. She was walking out of the store with what looked like a receipt in her hand. Guess Kate will have to do what the rest of us do when we have no gas.....don't go anywhere.

shih tzu lover said...

Hey folks, read this part of the article again ~

After running through the Dunkin’ Donuts drive-thru for coffee, the “Jon and Kate Plus 8” mama was then spotted trying to buy gas, with paparazzi on the scene reporting that the TLC star’s credit card ended up being declined.

It doesn't say that it was a TLC credit card.

f8k8 said...

She's just making a scene. She probably mistyped the zip code.

all aboard the karma express! said...

everyone seems to be in 'agreeance" (snicker) that the card did not swipe outside at the gas pump, and she used it inside the store. it had to have worked, or she wouldn't have filled up the tank.
and why does a mom of 8 need a car that will only seat, what? five maybe?

my suburban seats 8....i have 6 kids, so when they were all in school and before they started driving, we had a full car!

how about they sell some of those cars? or better yet, donate the 'icky' ones to a shelter?

this lady has a long way to fall, and it ain't gonna be pretty.

and why in heaven's name does jon need a mercedes suv? although it was cheaper than her toyota, mercedes till gives off the wealth impression. (and his won't see the entire family either).

(I myself support the American worker...have always bought American cars, always will...)

Angel1 said...

Welcome to real life, Khate. Now go get a real job like everyone else.

livnluv said...

Is there a chance Kate has a new contract with TLC that includes all of this promoting and who knows what else they've promised? And even if she starts going down the tubes would they have to honor it?

Snerk said...

All entertainment contracts have multiple ways out for the network. They've been doing this business for years and they aren't about to get stuck paying much if anything for people that they aren't using.

livnluv said...

Snerk said...
All entertainment contracts have multiple ways out for the network. They've been doing this business for years and they aren't about to get stuck paying much if anything for people that they aren't using.

10/12/2009 2:10 PM


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I hope that's true, but then why are they still paying Jon?

Im_in_PR said...

(I myself support the American worker...have always bought American cars, always will...)

Sort of off topic, but that Mercedes SUV is proudly made in Vance, Alabama. :-)

Snerk said...

My opinion is that were willing to continue to pay Jon in an attempt to control him. As long as they paid and he accepted, he was still under contract and bound by the terms. Those could have restricted his ability to talk about the show or take on other paying work.

With the tanking ratings plus Jon working to stop filming the kids, they may have just dumped the lot of them and moved on.

Laura said...

With the risk of sounding bitter, this is what you get when you bow down to the all mighty dollar...and then shove it in our faces. There is just so much we will take before being turned off. You made your bed, Kate and Jon.

ManicNarcissism said...

Epiphany said...

there is no way to know what they are paying in tuition.

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Who knows if it is true but we do have this piece of paper:

http://gosselins.sosugary.com/displayimage.php?album=188&pos=40

I can't see what it says but it definitely says "School Tuition" x 8. So I can assume that none of the children have full scholarships. Maybe a few of them have a discount. I'm sure someone with an image program can view it. I've seen it bigger somewhere else because I know at the time (August 20) that we all talked about some of the details.

Midnight Serenade said...

"everyone seems to be in 'agreeance" (snicker) that the card did not swipe outside at the gas pump, and she used it inside the store. it had to have worked, or she wouldn't have filled up the tank.
and why does a mom of 8 need a car that will only seat, what? five maybe?"

It's a seven-passenger car, and three will fit into the back seat with the addition of an extra seatbelt, making it capable of holding eight.
Perhaps she used a different credit card inside the store?

NoUse4Kate said...

It looks like $70,000 for tuition. At least that is what it looks like in Photoshop. Then in parentheses it looks like $25,000 or $22,000 and some chicken scratch after it. Maybe that is a discount? Who knows.

to clarify said...

$70,000 for tuition is probably one semester, not the full year.

OzNTM said...

Another thought - Why would TLC cut Kate off if they are planning to use her in a new show? Makes no sense...

No ticky no show said...

TLC cut Kate off because the show is done. If they sign another contract with her for another show of her own, I guarentee that she will have a slew of lawyers this time go over it very carefully.
The perks may be very different or none. She may just get a per show salary. So yes, for the old J&K+8, the free money tree is cut off.

turtle girl said...

If she is really hurting for money...remember...she has a nursing degree.

Allbadthings Mustcometoanend said...

Minka's tail said...
With all due respect to the two pastors, I think it's pretty clear that the Christian boat sailed away a long time ago.

Thank you, but I am not a pastor. I am a Christian woman and proud of it. Although I don't consider myself "Christian-ish", I do strive to be "Christ-like", at times I fall short. Regardless of how I feel about K8's behaviour, I sincerely believe that we all have the power to change for the better. Even K8. Some folks have to hit rock bottom first. I suspect like most children, the Gosselin 8 love their mother even if she appears unloveable to us. No human is all bad nor all good. Most importantly, the filming of G8 has stopped and that is what really matters.

Emiku said...

She wants everyone to think she is a broke, struggling single mom. (Remember, the entire family only has $1,000 left now because of Jon!) Watch as the sheeple pour in donations "for the children".

Roseliza said...

It makes me SO angry that the media acts like Kate is such a great parent & Jon is a dirtbag. How can you possibly compare this -

http://gosselins.sosugary.com/displayimage.php?pid=7653&fullsize=1

to this -

http://gosselins.sosugary.com/displayimage.php?pid=1527&fullsize=1

and act like Kate is the better parent?!

Calgary7 said...

I agree with so many of the posters and just wanted to add:

Regardless of whether it was a company credit card or not.

Most credit card companies react very quickly when a client appears to have lost their primary income stream.

Especially a customer that is in the public eye.

Remember Christine Ferrare bitterly complaining that all of her credit cards were frozen the same day that her husband, John deLorean was arrested trying to sell drugs to keep his car company afloat. It went bankrupt months later. The deLorean was made famous in the Back to the Future movies.

So I don't see anything strange about this nor do I see what the fuss is all about.

Credit cards are unsecured debt. With a looming divorce, bitter custody fight and no apparent sources of income the credit card company would be crazy to have let the money pipe continue to flow.

Calgary7 said...

turtle girl said...
If she is really hurting for money...remember...she has a nursing degree.

Turtle girl your post is partially correct -- she certainly has a marketable skill that is in high demand regardless of the shape of the economy. I'm sure that there are countless of people out there that would give anything to be in the same boat.

I don't want to reopen the debate but Kate appears to have a nursing diploma not a university degree.

Some of the GWoPs are very familiar with the program and provided the details over the summer. Read past weeks posts if you are more interested.

Mickie said...

I wonder how Starbucks will feel about her getting her coffee at Dunkin Donuts.....lol.

10/10/2009 8:52 PM
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It's not like she had an endorsement deal with Starbucks. But, if I were Starbucks, I'd offer her the deal.

Pilgrim Soul said...

I live in the NYC area.... $70K for tuition for 8 kids? Yes, I know six of them are pre-k... Still, around here $70k would cover just the twins (two full time tuitions...). Sounds low to me.

Pilgrim Soul said...

Thinking about the NYC area, again... With the money Kate and Jon made from the show, they could have bought a nice house in a neighborhood with a great school district, and earned over $200k a year (combined) as a nurse (highly in demand and well paid in this part of the country) and an IT specialist... They could have even stashed some money for college. It could have been a very nice life for them.

Once the banks find out said...

Calgary7, that was a very insightful post, and you are completely correct. In this economy, and with all the problems the banks are having, plus with Kate's life under a microscope, the banks ARE watching her. If they smell a hint of a decrease in income, they can suspend or lower a credit limit without notice to preserve themselves from getting stuck. Plus, its on ALL the cards she has. Once one company gets wind of it, they all follow. I know firsthand.

jenny said...

Pilgrim Soul said...

I live in the NYC area.... $70K for tuition for 8 kids? Yes, I know six of them are pre-k... Still, around here $70k would cover just the twins (two full time tuitions...). Sounds low to me.

Yes, that may be in the NYC area but this is Pennsylvania - things cost a lot different there than in other parts of the country.

Katiedid1806 said...

Sorry, PilgrimSoul, that would require them to actually hold down jobs and work for a living like the rest of us.

I'm still floored that the family breadwinner is having the gall to demand not only child support but also spousal support. Um, Khate? Really? The book tours, guest appearances, and other deals are not enough? It's not like you were a SAH parent to start with. Oh, wait, that was Joke's responsibility. He should be asking you for the spousal support.

And if you sell the nice, brand new SUV (especially as you complain about Joke's recent vehicular purchases), you might have a few more bucks in one of your many accounts.

call a spade a spade said...

Calgary7 said...
turtle girl said...
If she is really hurting for money...remember...she has a nursing degree.

Turtle girl your post is partially correct -- she certainly has a marketable skill that is in high demand regardless of the shape of the economy. I'm sure that there are countless of people out there that would give anything to be in the same boat.

I don't want to reopen the debate but Kate appears to have a nursing diploma not a university degree.

Some of the GWoPs are very familiar with the program and provided the details over the summer. Read past weeks posts if you are more interested.
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Kate is an RN, that is all that matters. My best friend went to West Chester University and is now an RN, BSN. She is endlessly frustrated that the BSN does not earn her one dime more than any other RN. All the nursing classes are the same between the program at Reading and at our state schools, the only difference in the program is the obvious gen ed classes that earn you the bachellors.

Long story short, Kate is a registered nurse and can work as one, easily for $60,000+ to start, if someone would hire her, that is.

nanasez said...

Perhaps she used a different credit card inside the store?
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Indeed. Or cash. I'm sure she isn't running around town with no cash on her. And paying cash would explain going inside to pay, rather than paying at the pump.

thisshowissad said...

No, they closed it said...
CreditCardRep, Sorry to disagree, but NO it was not a scanning error, TLC simply closed her acct.
I live locally and it was news here.

10/11/2009 7:12 AM

What news do you get? I'm local to and didn't hear anything of it, not that I much care either.

Suzi said...

Oz NTM said...
Another thought - Why would TLC cut Kate off if they are planning to use her in a new show? Makes no sense...

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People - TLC is not giving money to Kate as a favor! They were paying her for a job and that job is over. Her negotiating power for any new show is sinking fast, too. It sounds like the Paula Deen show is off the table it's mid-October and still no sign of her "postponed" clothing line and/or cookbook, so her marketability is tumbling fast. With her options so limited, TLC is not going to give her a big contract.

Sissy said...

Pilgrim Soul said...
Thinking about the NYC area, again... With the money Kate and Jon made from the show, they could have bought a nice house in a neighborhood with a great school district, and earned over $200k a year (combined) as a nurse (highly in demand and well paid in this part of the country) and an IT specialist... They could have even stashed some money for college. It could have been a very nice life for them.

10/13/2009 6:29 AM
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So many posters say Jon was an IT specialist.

Nancy Grace went nuts with her description of what Jon used to do. She called him a computer whiz kid, a specialist, etc.

Wasn't it just an IT and isn't that just a tech? My husband was a tech for years and that in no way made him a computer whiz kid. Techs are a dime a dozen and do not get paid anything compared to a programmer or other specialist.

I don't think Jon had any real skills that would make a lot of money, but it would at least be an honest days pay for an honest days work, if he would decide to be an IT again. But who would hire him?

Kate didn't have a four year nursing degree, but RNs do make good money. Can't you just imagine her actually caring for patients and their bodily fluids? Mama Mia!

I am betting they could still live off the money they have already made if they are careful and cut down on the cars, clothes, shoes, bags, etc.

Honestly, I hope they DO have to live down. I would love to see them move back in their smaller home. Pity the neighbors, though.

Oh well, nothing we say or do will change their lives. This is going to get very interesting.

no resolution said...

No resolution from the judge. Jon and Kate were ordered to work it out with the arbitrator and the judge will agree, as long as it's in the best interest of the children (?) Another hearing on Oct 25

I believe the wench has stashed most of their money. How will Jon be able to prove this? Worried for him.

ErinKate said...

Calgary7: In regards to Kate having or not having a degree. Who cares? She has some kind of nursing experience that she can go back to if she was seeking employment, as opposed to someone who does not have that certificate and still has to earn one before seeking employment.She worked in a hospital setting once, she can do it again.

Calamity Jane said...

NoUse4Kate said...
It looks like $70,000 for tuition. At least that is what it looks like in Photoshop. Then in parentheses it looks like $25,000 or $22,000 and some chicken scratch after it. Maybe that is a discount? Who knows.
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Probably because she used a coupon!

3 types of R.N.s said...

There are 3 kinds of R.N.s, all are registered by the state in which they practice.

2 year program (at a hospital or
community college)

3 year diploma nurse (in hospital
training, intense
hospital hands on)

4 year degree (you take regular
college courses as
well as nuring
training in a
nursing program.You
receive a bachelors
degree in nursing)
Kate has the first one.

Pilgrim Soul said...

With all the money they made, why doesn't Jon just go back to school and get his degree in computer programming or whatever takes his fancy. He can (or should be able to) afford it. He could get the qualifications he needs for any job that interests him. So could Kate, for that matter, if she's decided nursing isn't for her anymore. Lots of people change careers. The Gosselins are lucky they have the money to afford nannies and tuition bills... It would be a piece of cake for either of them.

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