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Jon & Kate Plus Aggravation

8/19/2009 3:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Jon & Kate Plus AggravationWe're told TLC is not happy with Jon Gosselin, but Jonnie boy may not care, because he has his sights set on a new show.

We're told Jon is in talks with a major production company -- Endemol -- to appear in a show called "Divorced Dad's Club." We're told the show chronicles the lives of famous divorced fathers. We're told producers talked to Jon, but he's concerned about his TLC contract.

But Jon may still have a shot at the new show, because we're told TLC is not happy with his conduct lately on "Jon & Kate Plus 8." We're told they fired off a letter to him, claiming he was in violation of the morals clause of his contract, partly because he's been seen going in and out of bars and drinking.

We're told Kate is actually pulling up the slack Jon has created. She now has the kids more than 60% of the time and is increasingly involved -- even when she doesn't have physical custody -- because she's concerned for the children's welfare, emotionally and financially.

We're told all the money they made last season from "Jon & Kate Plus 8" went into a joint account. Jon and Kate each took a cut, but Jon spent his share. Kate put a big chunk of the money into a college fund for the kids, so not much was left over.

As for this season, sources say a judge gave Kate control of the family finances because she was deemed the more responsible party. Jon gets limited access to the account for basic stuff, and we're told he's not happy about it. Kate's people say Jon is making money on the side by selling pictures and stories of him and the kids to the tabloids.

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31.

ASHLEE    

i love kate

1804 days ago
32.

johnny    

"But Jon may still have a shot at the new show, because we're told TLC is not happy with his conduct lately on "Jon & Kate Plus 8." We're told they fired off a letter to him, claiming he was in violation of the morals clause of his contract, partly because he's been seen going in and out of bars and drinking." ? who wrote this ???????

1804 days ago
33.

Liar    

This is an example of TLC spinning the story. Make drama where none should exist just for more ratings and money. Conveniently they announce this when the ratings for Jon And Kate plus 8 ratings take a significant drop....hmmmmmmm

1804 days ago
34.

JULIE    

I always thought he was spineless and irresponsible. Was Kate a b!t(# definetly! You would be too if you had to raise 8 kids and a husband that ain't worth a $#!t. He didn't man up when they were together to take responcability of the kids. What would make anyone think he would do it now! How many times during an episode did you hear him complain about being with the kids and wanting to go to work. Well he didn't hop right out there and start looking for work did he. He wants the gravy train too. He's out there looking for whores and pimping himself to the paps. Give Kate credit shes always been looking for ways to improve life for her and the kids and if that means book deals contracts with TLC or however else she can cash in at least shes a mother taking responsibility.

1804 days ago
35.

kal    

These "morals" clauses are commonplace in pro sports where teams can punish or cut athletes who damage their league's image.
However I dont know if such a clause would be enforceable in this case or anywhere else. Going into bars and drinking is 100% legal. TLC doesnt have 24hour control over Jon. He can do what he wants (legally) on his own time. He's an adult.

We the people have a lot more trust and stake invested in policemen and they dont have morals clauses. They can go in bars and drink, so why can't Jon Gosselin??

If that's what this country is come to then how about morals clauses on the clergy, politicians, teachers, actors and of course anyone who works on Wall street.

1804 days ago
36.

Wendy    

I don't watch the show when Jon's on; I'm glad his money is running out no doubt the female followers will diminish now. I refuse to watch the show when Jon is on and certainly will not watch anything else he is in; he has humiliated his children and I hope Kate gets full custody of the kids and complete control of the money; maybe he will have to get a job then and not lie to the kids that he is "working" like he tried to explain his absence to one of the kids at their b'day party.

1804 days ago
37.

kal    

This is not a Jon Vs. Kate thing folks. Cool it.
They're both good people who love their kids. They just dont get along anymore.

There is a difference between the show and their actual lives.
The show was a business venture they both shared. So if they're divorced, why would Jon keep contributing to a joint venture with Kate? It makes sense that he's giving TLC a hard time.
I did notice that he's defyingly wearing those Ed Hardy shirts that TLC has to blur out.

I too agree that a 'divorced dad's' show would be weak but if he gets a 6-figure deal out of it, who cares if it flops right!

Besides, the TLC show seems to have hit its peak and run its course. How many more years can viewers watch these 2 building playhouses, taking kids out to eat or visiting battleships??

1804 days ago
38.

Nicki    

It is not Endomol. The production company's name is EndeMol. Two Dutch guys Mr. Van der Ende and Mr. De Mol started it.

1804 days ago
39.

Lillie    

in violation of a contrakt?? The MFer is in violation of being a father. Surely he doesn't think we, the public, would watch his fu....g garbage so he could have a paycheck?? hang him by the balls......

1804 days ago
40.

ASHLEE    

oh gosh, what happened to Kate?

1804 days ago
41.

benmoody    

Why do you keep talking about this trash?

1804 days ago
42.

ASHLEE    

Yea, Kate is a control freak.

Jon is now a - happy go lucky kinda of guy

So, whats the problem???

1804 days ago
43.

ASHLEE    

Kate Gosslein totally suks she ALWAYS WANTS TO BE IN THE MEDIA

KATE IS A HORRIBLE MOTHER - THOSE KIDS WILL FIND OUT

KATE DISLIKES ALL THE BOYS, AND FAVORS HANNAH.

KATE - QUIT UR CRYING AND UR PITY PARTY - UR A HORRIBLE MOTHER

1804 days ago
44.

ASHLEE    

WHO doesnt LOVE Kate, Serious???

1804 days ago
45.

Ricky Montreal    

EndEmol produces Big Brother, Loft Story and the original "Deal or no deal". Consequently, they know about intelligent television ;-)

1804 days ago
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