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Kate Gosselin Fired While Senate Bill's Inspired

Kate Gosselin was fired from Coupon Cabin today, and the public learned about it through a public statement made by the site's CEO Scott Kluth.   According to Kluth, Kate Gosselin didn't "align with the authenticity" Coupon Cabin set out to build almost a decade ago.  True, cashiers have called her the "Coupon Nightmare" at our local Target store for her over-the top thriftiness as evidenced by handfuls of coupons, but the ability to utilize coupons does not authenticity make.  

In related and happily ironic news, Senator Thomas Murt's child labor Bill 1548 went to the Governor of Pennsylvania today.  The Bill introduces several protections for children working in entertainment in the Commonwealth of PA, including kids working in reality TV.  The Bill, which in the beginning was nicknamed the Gosselin Bill, was designed to mirror child labor laws in California, a state that has always been way ahead of us in the protection of children in the business of entertainment.  It's about time our laws reflected the reality that, despite what Kate has repeatedly said, kids in "reality TV" in Pennsylvania aren't just "playing in front of the cameras."

Reader Comments (36)

Great news ! I wonder what her next move will be?

October 17, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJulie B

To leave the kids with Jon more and more while she pursues her fame and fortune. There is an unsubstantiated rumor she was seen filming her alleged dating show at the AV Lounge in LA recently.

As I've said, I have no problem with her trying to pursue an entertainment career on her own. I hope the kids are with their Dad and not nannies, however. Would the court be likely to grant a request requiring the kids be with their Dad when she's away?

October 17, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSilimom

Great question Silimom. I'd love to know the answer to that one. (Wonder which part of Kate's "support staff" did the coupon cutting for her? (wonder who her support staff was and why she needed one. Remember specifically that when Father Osmond got the price for cleaning their TV studio his response was "I've got nine kids.")

While we are on coupons (since apparently I'm back to having conversations about coupons - it's like the 90s!) I read somewhere online, allegations of coupon fraud on that (TLC? right?) show, Extreme Couponing. (not to mention coupon abuse, but that's a different discussion)

Is the governor expected to sign the bill?

October 18, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterPamelaJaye

Hi Neighbors....

Pamelajaye- we don't see any problems with the PA Governors signing the bill let's keep our fingers crossed no last minute tlc lobbyist gets his paws on the Governor.

Boy what a change a year can make! Kate sure is getting the bad publicity she deserved a long time ago. I don't know I get a feeling she will be standing on Rodeo Drive of Wernersville Pa any day now shouting her Lordie bee's and you stole my kids milk.............

oh as the Gosselin spin o rama spins....

October 18, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterirene

"Boy what a change a year can make! "

Whooeee, you sure ain't kiddin' girlfriend.

October 18, 2012 | Registered CommenterWerny Gal

Yessiree Kate was fired from Coupon Cabin which really should not be a surprise to anyone since she was fired from her previous job at TLC too :) (Kate's track record and all that LOL)

I suspect that both employers were justified in doing so, however, in CC's case I do believe that Hoffman's book of the alleged child abuse had something to do with it.

As for the bill finally being sent to the PA govenor for signature, this is great news. Too little too late to save the G8, but it should protect other children in PA whose parents want to exploit them for fame and fortune.

I sure hope that the State of Georgia is paying attention to the yankees in Pennsylvania as Honey Boo Boo is out of control and I don't see this TLC train wreck slowing down anytime soon. On Tuesday's (?) episode of THE TALK the women were talking about how HBB was out of control on Monday at a local news show and on JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE -- they noted that she is just a 7 year old child and kids this age do act out, but Sharon O did stress that this is a nice family but that they are not sophisticated in the world and have not been around the business so that they are no doubt overwhelmed with all the things happening right now. Kudos to these women as it was pointed out that this child is missing school and is learning that acting out is a good thing ... I kinda feel sorry for the parents when she becomes a teenager and is no longer "cute" and the public have grown tired of her antics.

I should mention though that after these ladies discussed HBB, they then talked about how Suri Cruise at age 6 had her own cell phone. Sharon O did not have a problem with it as Suri's life is vastly different from HBB and it is one way for her father to keep in touch with his daughter.

Then unless you have been living under a rock this week, it seems that HBB made many public appearances (at least 5) and each time was acting out (why? because this child has learned that this is what people want to see) -- the two mentioned above, as well as on TMZ Live where HBB bullied Harvey Levin, at an interview in a posh restaurant on Rodeo Drive where she was playing with her food, and on ACCESS HOLLYWOOD where she got into a pillow fight with Billy Bush -- and at no time did mama try to control her. Then it was mentioned that somewhere else where HBB was playing in a fountain but still acting out, because of all the paparazzi who couldn't take enough photos, the place decided it was best to turn the water off so not a surprise HBB pitched yet another fit.

It seems to me that the Internet and various shows are buzzing with a lot of concern over this one child's welfare (ACCESS HOLLYWOOD did a segment the following night regarding their viewer's concerns about HBB's behavior the night before). Specialists are saying that there are "red flags everywhere" and yet the exploitation continues. So all things considering it does seem to me that people are now more aware of the hazards of children being in a reality show and are speaking out -- IMO this is very positive step forward.

October 19, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMickey McKean

Mickey McKean, I had this same convo at dinner last nite. TLC making money off another child like this. Ive never watched HBB execpt in the news and from commericals from their show or Toddlers and Tiaras commerical, but her antics made me sit there with my mouth open. They may be a loving family and all but its not right how she is allowed to act. I saw her say on E! news that she is the boss in the house now because she pays the rent!! I hate TLC and what they do to families . Ill never watch that show never. Im sorry I dont get it .

October 20, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJulie B

Mickey - I've been living under a rock when it comes to HBB. Lucky me! My roommate ad never even heard of her - even luckier for him, and it sounds like I have animals that behave better than she does.

I heard a vague third hand rumor of the book being rereleased - edited. Still hoping my copy is unaffected. Need to read more!

October 23, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterPamelaJaye

Team Kids~ Team Kids~ Hip Hip Hooray for the kids of Pennsylvania.

October 24, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterirene

And thanks to you, Irene, and all the others who so diligently pursued this issue until something was done about it. And big hugs a'plenty to Paul Petersen for his dedication and passion in helping exploited children in entertainment. He is some kind of wonderful butt kicker, hell raiser and law changer!

October 25, 2012 | Registered CommenterWerny Gal

Now, can we all do something about Honey Boo Boo? That train wreck is going to derail soon and that poor kid is going to be the casualty.

October 25, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterP.J.

Honey boo boo, ugh! It's awful when we can see it happening right before our eyes and can't do anything about it, right? It just keeps happening over and ore and over again with different children. Imagine knowing what someone like Paul Petersen knows, all the details and secrets and horrible stories about kids and former kids. It's sickening.

October 26, 2012 | Registered CommenterWerny Gal

Re Honey Boo Boo, there was a lot of buzz on the Internet earlier this week because HBB was interviewed by Dr. Drew. It seems that he asked her if she liked being on TV and her response was "no because the fans come up to me and I hate it". There are those who felt the child was cracking under all the media spotlight and pressure.

Well I decided to program my DVR and see the entire Dr Drew interview and not a surprise HBB acted up the whole time. He gave her a stetoscope to play with, as well as an ipad, while he interviewed Mama June and then when he tried to talk to HBB she pretended to be sleeping and then when she awoke she tried to hit him. He did ask her the above question, she did make the above response, but then Mama June immediately said something that when the cameras come on she is different (a parent justifying keeping the show going). Then HBB started to sing the national anthem out of the blue while Dr Drew was trying to ask her more questions. Dr Drew said at the end of the interview "[my] show is breaking down right in front of my fans"

Just the antics of a 7 year old??? I don't think so, but most definately a very spoiled child that no one is trying to control because her antics are what people what to see and that is what their show is about.

IMHO anyone watching this train wreck of an interview had to see that HBB's antics were not funny. I had a friend over who has never see the HBB show and after watching this interview she called it "stupid ... what a waste of time!"

I want to note that Dr Drew did ask if Mama June would have any guilt that when HBB is 15 she might have issues with being on their show and the antics that have been filmed. Mama June did say that she is taking the TLC money that they are making and dividing it between all of the kids even her new granddaughter, even if the primary star is HBB because the show is about the family -- in other words she is saying that when HBB is 15 that the money will justify everything that will forever be on film and accessible via the Internet.

October 26, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMickey McKean

maybe someone should take a camera and stick it in Mommy's bedroom...

October 26, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterpamelajaye

Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water...

Rumor has it Kate's got a new reality show with the kids:

From the last link:
"I don't know anything for fact... I got a call from a source who told me about Kate filming the kids with someone else in the past two weeks for a new reality show. The person is a big name," Robert Hoffman claims.

So could it be they were filming for someone else's new reality show? Or is it a new show for her and the kids? It's a little unclear to me.

October 29, 2012 | Unregistered Commentersilimom

Unfortunately my personal experience with Hoffman, things I heard about him locally over the years, and his unprofessional writing and handling of his book have tainted my ability to believe him and he's the source for this information. If its not true why is he spreading the rumor? Because those sites didnt contact him, he contacted them. And if it's true why doesn't he just say who she's filming with and be done with it? Two reasons I can think of. One is it's not true. The second is no one's paying him enough to tell.

Guess: Kate may have finagled her way onto an episode of some other reality show. We all know her nose is brown from kissing the Kardashian mom's behind. Why wouldn't kate put her kids on a reality show starring someone who's posed nude in a men's magazine? We know she has no sense about protecting her children and she'll do anything to further her own career. But even if that is the case, that's a far cry from her getting another reality show of her own.

October 29, 2012 | Registered CommenterWerny Gal

There was a tweet a few weeks back from someone who saw her filming in a an LA lounge/club. So it's probable that she was filming something Kardashian/Ryan Seacrest related.

Time will tell. Until then, here is offering prayers of safety and well being to those in need back east.

October 29, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSilimom

I think the corn maze show may be airing on the 31st. I never got to see it when it was on, cause it was mistitled or part of something else or whatever, so this time, my DVR saw I didn't have it and put it in the upcoming. Of course I could be wrong - the date is 2010 and they mention a pumpkin patch (no hay maze) and "devilish decor"
Is that it? I still want to see it - though I may need a barf bucket. Just reading the book is nauseating...

October 30, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterPamelaJaye

Sounds like that's the episode, Pam. I believe they even promoted it as having "devilish decor" last time. At least kate won't get paid for it. Reality TV participants don't collect residuals the way other actors do. (Yes, I'm calling reality TV participants "actors." It sure ain't being real.)

October 30, 2012 | Registered CommenterWerny Gal

Hey Pam, the only Halloween show I see listed on the TLC site is a toddlers and tiaras episode at 2 pm EST tomorrow, the 31st. What time does your gizmo have it listed as being on?

October 30, 2012 | Registered CommenterWerny Gal

10/31 6am at the moment - I really thought it was on at night... It's possible the system just didn't update the schedule for 10/31 and they are not airing it at all...

October 30, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterPamelaJaye

Anti-Kate Gosselin Author Slams Her For Using Insensitive #SuperfunSandy Tag
People died.
People lost their homes and all of their possessions.

People will be without power for weeks in some places.

A man died in a collapsed home near Kate Gosselin.

But she is so self-absorbed and insensitive to others that she would take to her Twitter account to declare #SuperfunSandy.

But how could anyone expect anything less from the same clueless, heartless person who described the September 11 terrorist attack as "the Sept 11 bombings or whatever."

."Winding down now with some uber exciting Disney channel.. #SuperfunSandy," Kate wrote on her Twitter account Monday evening.

Whats your opinion? Im in a bit of shock to what she thinks and what she can say , so for the moment Ill keep quiet. this was from radaronline

November 2, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJulie B

I just watched this and am heart it really THIS BAD AT KATE'S HOUSE? (I guess I know the answer). I got this link on Robert Hoffman's site and I know so many people with more knowledge than I question his motives, but raw video like this appears not to lie. Well, I always felt something had to be done. This says it all.

November 9, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterRachel

Hi Julie, that sounds like something she would say. No surprise at all. She seems pretty oblivious to those in pain, even if they're right around her.

I feel the same way about that video, Rachel. My heart goes out to the kids.

November 11, 2012 | Registered CommenterWerny Gal

Well it seems that something is happening in Gosselinland because I just checked out Hoffman's blog and there are NO posts. None.

Everything is gone.

Obviously Kate's attorneys have been working overtime to bury Hoffman.

November 13, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMickey McKean

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