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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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46.

CHEF KOOKY    

balls

1661 days ago
47.

seriously    

She pooped out eight kids. What is special about that? My dog had 12 pups one time, think she can get a show? People really should pick up a book and quit watching those losers. Both of them. Kid only ones that suffer.

1661 days ago
48.

told ya so - TEAM LENO    

Jon, got news for ya---TLC is way more lawyered up than you will ever be.

Go back to your drinking, partying, and screwing around with your wifes Dr.'s daughter, SCUZZOID!

1661 days ago
49.

dj    

When will ego-maniac Kate realize she is far from the mother of the year. This is not a reality show show, except for the fact that both parents were extremely naive and should have stopped filming this trainwreck a long time ago. Sure it's nice to go on paid-for field trips and have it all filmed like a good time---but she is no fun mother--she's a total bitch who's become increasingly extreme--notice the hair and sunglasses---she hardly hugs those kids, just keeps spending on stupid projects---they probably have no friends of their own in the outside world---but look at MOM---she has no one but the cameras!!! Her own family can't stand her---and she claims they are jealous! Spoken like a true ego-maniac! Pull the pull on this pathetic Mom! Show some real Moms who struggle and make the best of what they can---not this newly-spoled brat! There are 8 kids at stake!

1661 days ago
50.

wrongmoveOPRAH    

They BOTH need to just go!!

1661 days ago
51.

marie-claude    

I think alot of the people that comment on behalf of Jon, must not be parents. A mothers instinct to protect and provide for her children is very strong. She's thinking of her childrens futures. I believe a nagging wife results from a husband not doing what he needs to do to help. She has to have every moment organized so small things don't turn into disasters. I'm sure it hurts a mans ego being told what to do when to do it. Jon to me seems slow in the common sense side of things. His ego bruised and now he needs younger women to feel like he's the man. The one thing that Ive leanrned that Kate should of done, is realize that things don't need to be done exactly her way all the time. I used to be on my husbands back when he didn't change or feed her like I did. But then I realized that as long as it's done it doesn't matter. It took a while for my husband to tell me that I was making him feel as though he couldn't do anything right, but after he did I saw what I was doing. Jon seems that he's the one full of resentment, not Kate. I's like to see how he handles all the kids by himself, without nannies to help. The saddest thing of course is how the children will be affected by this. They won't know how a wife should be treated or how a husband should be respected and treated. Kids learn from us how to fight and how to act. I'd like to see both parents remarry in the future with people that they respect and then the children might learn how to love and be loved.

1661 days ago
52.

ME    

I think Kate is a total b**** and everyone should stop watching the show................she only cares about her financial future and that's about it....and Jon OMG what a looser....so sad those kids have such sad parents

1661 days ago
53.

Mary    

Better watch out, son, you may have to work for a living to support those kids, and wont have anything left for the new women in your life.

1661 days ago
54.

Confused    

When the show went from being a cute show about multiple multiples to a sleazy exploitation of a family's private pain I emailed TLC and begged them to cancel it. Guess I'll have to send another one. Who's with me???

1661 days ago
55.

Lana    

I'm hating the double standard from TLC, Jon has bad behavior, Jon can't go other networks but Kate can be abusive and go on the View & have her own pilot. Contracts usually state that they must get permission before going on another show, as we see here Kate received permission from TLC but Jon has not. TLC is the real douche here! No more TLC for me.

1661 days ago
56.

yvonne    

John doesent care about his kids, if he did he wouldnt of left their mother. He will regret, one day, saying on camera that he despises Kate and loves his girlfriend more than Kate. Any mother out there that had a husband leave her and their children, hates John...he is a loser!!! He will be broke in no time, his girlfriends will dump him, I wouldnt buy anything that he promotes, that day my friends, will be payback day for Kate.

1661 days ago
57.

Skymom    

If I were Kate I would say fine, you owe me $150K a month in child support. I am definately a Team Kate member.

1661 days ago
58.

Sal    

Jon breached the 'morality' clause in his contract a long time ago. He should have put his tail between his legs then and kept his head low so he could continue to live in his swanky apt in NYC.

1661 days ago
59.

monique    

ONE TRAIN WRECK AND YOU'VE GOT TO SEE...
TWO TRAIN WRECKS AND YOU STILL WANT TO SEE..
TEN TRAIN WRECKS (THE GOSSELINS ALL TEN OF THEM)...AND YOU'VE SEEN ENOUGH...

THE SHOW WAS SWEET AND AMUSING IN THE BEGINNING...BUT THEN KATE STARTED SHOWING HER TRUE SELF...LIKE "WE ARE JUST OUR FAMILY, JUST THE TEN OF US"...MOST FAMILIES HAVE GRANDPARENTS,AUNTS AND UNCLES...BUT KATE EVEN CONTROLED THE INTERACTION OF HER (I MEAN THEIR) KIDS WITH ANYONE OUTSIDE OF HER LITTLE CIRCLE THAT SHE COULD CONTROL...NO WONDER HE LEFT...HE TOLD HER TO KNOCK IT OFF AND SHE COULDN'T HANDLE THE FACT THAT HE WAS FINALLY TAKING SOME CONTROL...THE SHOW BECAME A SCENE OF CONSTANT VERBAL ABUSE...WATCH SOME OF THE SHOWS AND HOW NASTY SHE WAS AND DEMEANING TO JON, EVEN TELLING THE KIDS THAT DADDY WAS STUPID...WHAT GOOD MOTHER DEMEANS THE FATHER OF HER CHILDREN TO HER CHILDREN...

IF YOU WANT TO WATCH A REALITY SHOW OF SEXTUPLETS, TUNE INTO "A TABLE FOR 12"...CHECK YOUR LOCAL LISTINGS...THE KIDS ARE WONDERFUL AND NORMAL...THE PARENTS ARE NORMAL AND TRULY LOVE EACH OTHER AND GIVE EACH OTHER SPACE...THEY SUPPORT EACH OTHER AND IT SHOWS WITH THE KIDS...THEY HAVE TEN KIDS, TWO SETS OF TWINS AND THE SEXTUPLETS...ONE OF THE SIX HAS CEREBRAL PALSY AND THE OTHER HEALTY FIVE SAID "SHE TOOK THE HIT FOR ALL OF US"...THEY ARE KIND TO EACH OTHER, BUT ARE NORMAL KIDS...
THE PARENTS ARE A HOOT...HE'S A COP...AND JUST ROLLS WITH WHATEVER COMES UP...THEY LIVE LIFE AND EVERYONE WHO WATCHES THE SHOW CAN LEARN SOMETHING FROM THIS REMARKABLY NORMAL FAMILY...

TAKE JUST ONE EVENING, TUNE INTO THIS SHOW AND THEN YOU CAN TRULY WEIGH THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A FAMILY "DOING IT FOR THE KIDS"...

QUESTION: NO ONE HAS MENTIONED WHAT'S GOING TO HAPPEN WHEN THESE KIDS DON'T HAVE ALL THESE TLC-PLANNED VACATIONS, OUTINGS AND TV PEOPLE IN THEIR LIVES...WHAT HAPPENS WHEN SUDDENLY THESE KIDS SPEND THEIR TIME LIKE MOST AMERICAN KIDS...THEN REALITY WILL BE THE REAL REALTIY...WATCH THE PROBLEMS DEVELOP THEN...

LASTLY, POOR KATE...SHE HAS TO SUPPORT HER FAMILY...MAYBE SHE SHOULD HAVE THOUGHT OF THAT BEFORE THEY MOVED TO A MILLION $$ HOUSE...HAD THEY PICKED A HOME WITHIN A REASONABLE LEVEL AND PROVIDED FUNDS TO HANDLE THE TAXES AND UPKEEP FOR THE NEXT 20 YEARS, SHE WOULDN'T BE IN THE SITUATION THAT SHE MOANS ABOUT NOW...LET'S HOPE THAT THE SHOW THAT SHE IS EXPECTED TO BE ON WITH PAULA DEAN DOESN'T HAPPEN...IF YOU WATCHED THE VIEW, YOU KNOW SHE HAS NO TALENT AND CAN'T HANDLE WHAT SHE IS NOT IN CHARGE OF...BY THE WAY, IT'S NOT GOING TO BE KATE'S SHOW, IT'S PAULA DEAN'S SHOW WITH KATE AS A CO-HOST...PRAY FOR PAULA...

1661 days ago
60.

Jennifer D    

It's pretty clear why they are letting Kate do other shows; She's maintaing the brand. Appeal to Women - THE VIEW. Appeal to the Mom catagory - MOM LOGIC Women and moms the key demographic for her. Sellable and brandable.

Of Course they wouldn't be for the Divorce Dad's Club. ICK! With Lohan and KFed. Seriously, pretty clear trainwreck city. Women do not want to see a combo of Lohan, KFed and Gosselin. Gross. Doing what? Complaining about the ex-wife, dating and visiting kids. Maybe hitting the bars together?

Let's see, a Mom doing Mom things....versus a Dad being a Run-away with other icky guys w/ a trainwreck ex-wife (brit) and a drunkard of a daughter (LiLo)

Not really rocket science....that is why Kate is doing projects and Jon is getting paid to sit at home.

Honestly, they are doing him a favor by not letting him embarrass himself by being in the project.

He needs a new PR team, Lawyers and a new strategy that keeps him from looking like a silly fool.

Cause he is doing a REALLY great job at looking foolish.

1661 days ago
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