Kate says kids “are angry” that TLC stopped production, says Jon took $230,000

Appearing on The Today Show this morning, Kate Gosselin hit the next volley in the ongoing saga that is her life. Kate said that she can’t pay bills because Jon “took $230,000 of the $231,000 we had. I have a stack of bills. The last thing I wanted was to do this show and end up not being able to pay our bills.” However, Kate says that Jon left their kids’ money alone: “Financially, the kids are protected. They have the fund that I set up for them. That was my long-term goal. It is secure and substantial … and it is safe.”

She also said that Jon’s decision to ban TLC crews, effectively ending production, caused her kids to become upset. “There was wailing and sobbing. [The kids] love our crew. They are angry.”

And guess who else is angry–and why? Kate admitted Jon’s decision “has ended our income and our paychecks and our opportunities. I wish Jon would think more about it.”

Update: Jon told The Insider he only “withdrew $22,000 last Thursday” but said Kate is “hiding money. We have 11 bank accounts. That was just our joint account. She had a best-selling book. Where’s that million dollars?” He added, “I’ve never taken any money out because over 10 years, Kate handled all the banking. Over the past four years of doing the show, we accrued $2,250,000. She says in the past week I took $230,000. I have withdrawn roughly $177,000 over the course of a year, which is less than 10 percent of what we made. That’s like my paycheck.”

Kate Gosselin: Jon took $230K from account [NBC]
Jon Gosselin: Kate Is Hiding Money [The Insider]

Surprisingly, man not eaten alive on Eaten Alive

Eaten Alive

Discovery Channel’s happy family holiday special Eaten Alive aired Sunday, rewarding viewers for their two full hours of viewing by ensuring that they spent quality time in the company of others instead of wasting that time doing something else that might not have been as satisfying, such as buying things that have labels which accurately reflect their contents.


Winter 2015 reality TV debut schedule

winter 2015 reality TV schedule

Mark your calendars with all these upcoming reality TV show debuts, including Celebrity Apprentice, The Bachelor, and another season of MasterChef Junior, all of which kick off in early January.

There are also 20+ shows debuting in December--including the one-off return of The Sing Off. No winter break for reality TV.

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