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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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Jon is a spoiled brat and Kate is a greedy, bossy, priss who feels she is entitled to everything because she gave birth to sextuplets.

They both need to lose their privileges and find REAL jobs like the rest of us. You don't see TLC offering me money and I'm a married mother of 1 struggling to make ends meet. What makes the Gosselins special???

1850 days ago


I love everybody bashing on Kate like she's the only one who signed the contract. We get that Kate was a bitch to him that doesn't make everything her fault.

If the shows does end Jon better find himself one heck of a job. As Jon said the house is half his. Wonder how he's gonna pay his half of the mortgage? I don't think the court will give Jon joint custody due to the fact that he moved out of the state, is living in a place with one bedroom and with as nasty as he's been getting I don't think any judge in this world would demand that he get to spend his time with the children at the house. Kate has kept her mouth shut, the most negative thing she has said about him is that he's acting like a 15 year old and come on everyone has to agree on that one.

1850 days ago


Um...She used to be a nurse? Well there is a huge need for nurses everywhere. She can make more than enough money to afford babysitter's and of course we would presume those kids should all be in school so she should also be able to largely work around most of those hours.
Time to get real and go get a job in the real world like everyone else. You know, the people who don't BREED children because it's cute or marketable. I remember and still know so many who take into account what they can afford and how they will be able to provide for one child's life including a college education before they start trying. All of these people who turn to science to get pregnant when nature tells them they can't then turn around and say everything's about God's will and Jesus. Well maybe if you couldn't get pregnant it was God's will and you went against his will going and getting pumped full of chemicals or having what is essentially a test tube baby let alone a LITTER of them. Why? Does the world need more people when it is fast running out of resources for the people who are already here.
I see no difference between those who decry people trying to enter the country through any means and those who BREED these litters of children that they can only afford to feed them by exploitation or just having so many they have built in babysitters...DUGGARS.

Sickening. No one should even have a child till they grow the hell up and I have known few people who are educated and can say that about themselves till they approach or pass their 30's.
Further, the more highly educated people are the longer they tend to wait to start a family. There are many reasons for that. One good reason is to build a strong well bonded marriage and enjoy life with each other, truly KNOW each other before they start bringing innocent lives into the world only to find out Mommy and Daddy have nothing else in common and then you have yet another litter of miserable kids already on a path to either a psychiatrist's couch, a life on psyche drugs or in not too few a number of cases - a life of crime.

Hey Jon & Kate + S#@t for brains. GET JOBS and get the cameras out of your kids faces. It's already too late to undo the damage you've done. They will never be absolutely alright for what you've done to each other.

...And we're sick of the sight of you all.

1850 days ago


After observing Jon's behavior over the last several months, I now know why Kate felt the need to boss him around. The man is a 12-year-old in a thirty-something body! I give props to Kate for putting up with his crap for so long! Jon, you're just running scared now and backtracking because the hand that has been feeding you is finally closing. You have no class and no common sense. Get a real job, grow up, and set an example for your children. (Those kids are going to be so screwed up...)

1850 days ago


Maybe running around with other women when your married is bad for your family. Maybe going on TV and telling the world you despise the mother of your children is bad for your family. The ratings for the show are dropping fast and so will the big fat paycheck too very very soon. Good Luck to you Jon in the real world

1850 days ago


I guess Kate will need meds to keep her temper under control. God knows this woman is a dispicable person who loves to belittle and verbally abuse Jon. Why are people defending her. Watch old shows. Makes me want to puke! Jon, be strong and keep pushing forward. Your kids will thank you for it. Kate, well she can go to He--!

1850 days ago


John is the biggest loser. doesn't he realize that every time he does stuff like this people see how much of a child he is.

1850 days ago


Anyone calling Kate a biotch clearly has never had a kid.

When you bring a child home, it's book camp for the first 8 weeks.
Every 3 hours the kid needs love, diaper and milk....then 3 hours later, love, diaper, milk...3 hours later, love, diaper, milk.

EVERY 3 hours for 8 weeks - the mother gets zero sleep but hopefully has some help with laundry, dinner and house cleaning and maybe even adult time - if not, that's all on her too. And if she doesn't do it - no one will.

Kate's boot camp was multiplied by 8 kids - and Jon.
No kidding she acquired a little pent up anger over the years because of his laziness - which translated into her rolling her eyes at him.

He wanted the pub scene - which he should have gotten out of his system before the kids. Duh.

Given that she took on the challenge and is the backbone of that family - and that Jon is a whiny pub crawler - how could this have ended any other way?

1850 days ago


You are such a loser Jon! Do you have any idea what is going on in the "real world"? Let me refresh your pea size brain. Our country is falling apart. People are losing jobs, homes and health insurance. Nobody has any money except realty show losers like you. Thank your lucky stars that you have all that money (for what??)and some how with 8 kids you can still date girls that are 20. Shut up and move on!!

1850 days ago


This man is disgusting. All he cares about is $$$. If the actually did think that the show was bad for the kids, he would've shut it down without caring about the money. But using the "bad for the kids" card unless he gets money, wow, that's a new low even for a womanizing, immature loser like him.

1850 days ago

Stephanie B. Lambring    

Be careful Jon or you will be scrambling to pay child support on * kids!They all need inividal therapy and family therapy as a group but who doesnt?

1850 days ago


TLC should cancel the show for good! Let them get normal jobs like everyone else! No one wants to see that idiot anyway. She can to back to being a nurse but what will he do when the crappy show he is planning to do won't work.

1850 days ago


RUN JON RUN! Good for you, you finally found your gonads. Pity is was AFTER your bitchy wife Kate nagged you into having 6 more kids!
Keep fighting Jon... screw the paps and TLC Get all the footage of Kate slapping you across the face and the verbal abuse you suffered under that witch. Take that to court. Sure as hell if you were abusing Kate it would be all over the news.

I wish you well Jon,l really do.

1850 days ago


Hey #32 (nanny of 8) You wouldn't happen to be Kate would you pretending to be just another viewer???? Your comments suck! See early episodes where Kate was slapping the crap out of Jon. and generally treating him with so much abuse. Kate should be charged criminally for spousal abuse. You can bet YOU would if your husband treated you like that.

Best of luck Jon. Stick to your guns, don't fail now. You finally stood up and was counted as you should have been all along

1850 days ago


Apparently, Jon was an IT analyst before the show and he was the one who was the bread winner before the show since Kate stayed at home with the twins. After having the other 6 she complained of needing help at home, so Jon quit his job and helped out. If push came to shove, both of them have actual professions to fall back on.

1850 days ago
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