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Kate Gosselin fired from blogger gig; not 'wonderful' enough?

October 17, 2012|By Christie D'Zurilla

Kate Gosselin is out of a job again, and boy did her boss make it public. He even implied she was less than "wonderful."

Since last November, the onetime "Kate Plus 8" reality-TV star has been a columnist for deals website CouponCabin, but as of Tuesday, not anymore.

"A series of recent events have made it clear to me that Kate Gosselin and her contributions do not align with the authenticity which we set out to build almost a decade ago," CouponCabin chief exec Scott Kluth said in an open letter promoted prominently on the website, "and that Ms. Gosselin is simply not a good fit with the wonderful team and culture at CouponCabin."

Ouch. Guess there was no going-away party.

Kluth described his domain as one with "no gimmicks, no fluff, just a site that was easy to use and that had great deals." Maybe Kate ran into trouble in the gimmicks and fluff departments?

Many of her posts refer to her having eight kids, and one recent effort suggested ground-breaking money-saving ideas such as buying the store brands, watching a movie on DVD instead of going to the theater and making coffee at home instead of buying it at Starbucks.

Then there was the time when, in a very meta way, she suggested saving money by using the CouponCabin app. Suggested that to people already using the CC website.

We won't go into detail on the "great deals" promoted in Kate's appreciation of Pamela Anderson and the rest of the new cast of "Dancing With the Stars: All Stars." (Won't, 'cause there weren't any.)

Our fluff-o-meter was going wild, a sentiment seemingly echoed vigorously by many in comments posted after Kluth's open letter.

Sounds as if Kate has other irons in the fire, however. "Good afternoon! I'm alive!" she said Tuesday on Twitter. "I've been super busy working away! I'm having lots of fun and can't wait to share! No worries..we will chat soon! XO."


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