Kate Gosselin and CouponCabin have parted ways!
The reality TV mom was recently fired from her blogging gig at the shopping website, with CEO Scott Kluth announcing the news via a post that said: "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, and that Ms. Gosselin is simply not a good fit with the wonderful team and culture at CouponCabin."
Kate has assured her Twitter followers that all is well (she tweeted "I've been super busy working away! I'm having lots of fun and can't wait to share! No worries! "), but for a perfectionist like herself, this firing has got to smart! Gosselin once told People magazine, "I've never quit a job in my life without having something else lined up."
Still, the mom of eight isn't the first celeb to get a pink slip. Check out these other stars who've been fired.
The seasoned reality TV judge's on-camera reunion with her old "American Idol" pal Simon Cowell was short-lived. After one year as a judge on Cowell's new show, "The X Factor," Paula Abdul was given the boot, and fellow judge Nicole Scherzinger and host Steve Jones were out the door right behind her. Simon Cowell told Yahoo's Reality Rocks, "I loved being back with Paula again. We had a fantastic time, and I had to speak to her on the night [the firings were] announced. But she was very, very gracious and cool and very grown-up about it. But the network felt quite strongly; they wanted to say that those days of me being associated with 'Idol' are over and it's time to see something brand-new."
In 2011, actor Charlie Sheen, was fired from the sitcom "Two and a Half Men" after engaging in some very bizarre behavior. In an 11-page letter, producers detailed Sheen's firing due to "felony offenses involving moral turpitude." The actor notoriously missed work, engaged in drug binges, and trashed the Plaza Hotel and his show's creator Chuck Lorre. After he was fired, Sheen told Access Hollywood, "I got a text or something. Here's another thing - these guys are such yellow cockroaches that they didn't even have the decency to call me. I put 5 bill[ion] in their cheap suit pockets and another half a bil' in what's-his-cheese's pockets and this is the… respect I get? It's just deplorable and they should be ashamed of themselves!"
These "Talk"-ers were silenced! Former "The Talk" co-hosts Leah Remini and Holly Robinson Peete were unceremoniously canned from the daytime chat fest after the first season, and their sudden absence was never addressed on the show. Remini later blamed fellow co-host Sharon Osbourne for the firings, sounding off with a tweet that said: "Sharon thought me and Holly were "Ghetto", (her words) we were not funny, awkward and didn't know ourselves." Osbourne denied having anything to do with her former co-workers' demise. She tweeted: "Leah knows that I have never been in the position to hire or fire anyone on the show."
"Grey's Anatomy's" Chief of cardiothoracic surgery skipped town in 2007, when actor Isaiah Washington was fired from the role of Dr. Preston Burke on the hit medical drama. The actor was let go from the show after an on-set argument in which he allegedly used a homophobic slur, despite the fact that he released an apologetic statement and shot a PSA for GLAAD. Washington later told Entertainment Weekly, "I'm saddened by the outcome. I did everything that the producers and the network asked me to do. I came back under great duress and stress, and thought I was doing the job I was hired to do. I thought that was going to speak for my future at 'Grey's,' but apparently that wasn't the same vision that the network and studio had for me."
After five seasons on the 1970s sitcom "Three's Company," actress Suzanne Somers was fired from the show when she asked for a pay raise. The actress told Marie Claire, "I was fired from [Three's Company] because I said, 'I'd like you to pay me what you're paying the men.' I knew that I was number one in that coveted demographic, 18 to 49; why were men getting paid 10 times more? But they wanted to make it an example so that no other female could ever get that uppity on television. Penny Marshall told me years later that when she and Cindy Williams went to renegotiate their contracts, they said, 'Remember what happened to Suzanne.'"
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