Kate's not broke, Joesitz. They've made more than 10 million dollars from the show(J&K+8)...she's had 2 NYtimes best sellers, she has a book coming up, with a book tour where speaking engagements get her 30k a pop plus first class flight, accomodations, and security (she is the only dancer with private security- and Steve Neild, her bodyguard, is paid by TLC). In addition, she is signed for her own upcoming TLC show to begin this spring/summer. DWTS is nice change, but Kate is doing fine without it. TLC loves her. DWTS was meant as publicity/image rebuilding for all of her upcoming solo endeavors. In addition, much of the product placement on their shows netted them free stuff-kitchen, Anne Klein 2 wardrobe, etc.