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Jon Vs. TLC -- Every Story has 8 Sides

10/1/2009 1:34 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Sources connected with the production of "Jon & Kate Plus 8" "Kate Plus 8" tell TMZ all the hoo-hah has to do with $$$.

Sources on both sides tell us Jon Gosselin has been asking for his exit papers from the show for several months. Production sources say they were willing to continue giving Jon a full paycheck and not put him on the show, but there was one string attached -- that he couldn't do any other show without the permission of TLC. BTW, that's a standard condition in TV-land.

Production sources say Jon's lawyer was demanding that TLC let Jon do any show he wanted but TLC wouldn't budge. Production sources say Jon's lawyer then threatened to shut down production by claiming the show wasn't good for the kids, and that's just what happened.

But sources connected with Jon tell us Jon had been complaining for months about his kids being on the show and that the kids themselves were complaining. These sources say Jon was blindsided when TLC released a statement that the show would be called "Kate Plus 8" and that the result would be that the kids would have to be on camera a lot more.

Production sources say no way would the kids be on the camera more because it's just "Kate Plus 8."

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Mark    

What a Dad, he cleans out the bank account Kate uses to buy groceries for the family ... and he has the kids best interest in mind.

1843 days ago
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bothbad-soendit    

Sick of hearing how Jon is doing this because of the name change. Of course it is obvious Jon is playing his trump card with the show. Don't think Kate would have done any less. I don't think Jon wanted to do this unless it was necessary because it risks ending the money train. Neither Jon or Kate have the higher moral ground here, it has always been obvious they are BOTH in it for the money. The only reason Kate hasn't threatened the same in the past was because there has never been the threat that the show name would be changed to "Jon plus eight". Don't get the wrong idea - I am certainly not a fan of Jon's but don't single out Jon and slam him alone - Slam both of them, they both are terrible parents. End the show as soon as possible and make them take responsibility for their kids like everyone else in this world does.

1843 days ago
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ladynblack    

Kate just want money for herself. What Jon messed up on was his behaivor. Kate is one smart cookie, she was playing the good wife character. We all know how Kate behaved. She was a total bitch to Jon, kids and the help. NOW she's the perfect wife;aka mother..
I say stop filming and the bitch will be back in public

1846 days ago
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Carl    

I feel sorry for the kids in all this. Both parents care more about themselves than the kids. Obviously John has been acting immature, but Kate is hardly the saint that so many want to believe. Besides being overly controlling, she seems more interested in using them as her stepping stone to becoming famous. John may be a hypocrite, but he is also %100 correct, the TV show is no longer a healthy thing for the kids.

1846 days ago
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Bubbletrupms    

John is a douche!

1846 days ago
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tink11    

BLAH BLAH BLAH.. Jon is just a money hungry MORON. He realizes he's not going to get paid for the show, wants to reconcile with Kate and get back in the limelight. He realizes his 15 minutes are UP. He's also jealous of the attention Kate is getting because she is looking out for the kids and he is looking out for his own "little jon".
Grow up TOOL!

1846 days ago
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teamKATE    

Jon = BIGGEST DOUCHE EVER!!!

happy that Kate can move on once their divorce is final....but im sure gonna miss the way Kate bossed around Jon, like he was just a BITCH dog to her, lol

1846 days ago
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why?    

They should pull the plug on this mess of a show and family, why are people still watching it?
The victims are the kids, i hope they have a savings account for the kids future rehab visits.

1846 days ago
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Cassy    

Then why did TLC let Kate show up on "The View" and also film a pilot for new TV show with Paula Deen?

1846 days ago
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Monique    

I FEEL SORRY FOR THE KIDS.BOTH PARENT'S ARE TO BLAME. REALTIY TV AND THE MONEY WENT TO THE PARENTS HEADS. NEITHER ONE IS HOME WITH THE KIDS

1846 days ago
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why?    

Brenda, I know John needs counseling along with his wife but calling him "Slant-eye" is pretty racist.
Attack his character not his culture or race.

1846 days ago
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Kathy    

Wonder how Jon intends to support his eight kids now that he wants the show to go away???? I guess having the means to fund eight kids' college education is not in their best interest!

1846 days ago
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Liz    

Jon has long had zero credibility, but now that he has lawyered up he has managed to have even less.

Wonder what it's like to go to sleep knowing you have ruined 8 little kids childhoods by playing for money.

1846 days ago
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andi    

Nothing that comes out of Jon's mouth or his camp can be trusted. He has lied so many times. He is a pathetic loser. I hate to say that because he has 8 beautiful kids, but it's the truth.

1846 days ago
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Bite Me !    

The state run out unemployment money for Jon.
Poor, little "DOUCHE"

1846 days ago
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