Kate Gosselin won't be dragging her 13-year-old daughters out on TV anytime soon -- not after the twins logged on to zipit.com just as she needed them to start blabbing.
Revenge. A dish also served quietly.
Kate Put Our Kids in 'Horrible' Situation
1/16/2014 12:10 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Jon Gosselin says he felt TERRIBLE for his daughters for having to appear on the "Today" show with Kate this morning ... telling TMZ the whole thing was "horrible" to watch.
Gosselin appeared on "TMZ Live" moments ago and said Kate's humiliating meltdown on live TV this morning shows exactly why the kids shouldn't be forced to participate in a lengthy publicity tour with their mother.
"I’m going to handle this as a family matter," Jon said ... adding, "I don’t want to affect the children anymore."
Over Jon Firing Gun
9/25/2013 4:10 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Kate Gosselin is gunning for a way to protect her 8 kids from a trigger-happy ex-husband ... TMZ has learned.
Sources familiar with the situation tell TMZ ... Kate is talking to her people about getting the judge in their custody case to modify the order, requiring Jon to exercise restraint when it comes to firing weapons when he has the kids.
We're told she is "profoundly concerned" that Jon was armed last weekend when he left a restaurant, returned home and fired a warning shot in the air to scare a trespassing photog off his property. She says it was an "extreme reaction."
Kate is saying she's dumbfounded that Jon didn't just call 911 to report the trespasser.
We're told she's talking to her people about getting an order requiring Jon to keep all firearms under lock and key when the kids are visiting. She also wants the judge to somehow restrict his right to fire weapons when the children are there.
Worried About Her Kids' Safety
9/25/2013 12:50 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
The gunshot Jon Gosselin fired was more than a warning to a pesky paparazzo -- it was a wake-up call for Jon's ex-wife, Kate Gosselin ... who admits to TMZ she's worried about her children's safety.
Kate dropped a strong hint about taking legal action against Jon when we asked her about the gun incident outside Jon's cabin in the Pennsylvania woods.
Kate's 8 kids spend most of their time with her, but also visit with Jon.
But based on Kate's reply to our camera guy in NYC today -- "I'm doing what it takes to keep them safe" -- she's got something cooking ... perhaps with an attorney.
Consider yourself warned, Jon.
Photogs Be Warned
I Shoot to Scare
9/23/2013 5:15 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Ducking For Cover
After Jon's Warning Shot
9/23/2013 7:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Jon Gosselin's ex-wife isn't the least bit surprised he fired a warning shot at a photog -- and while she's choosing her words very carefully ... Kate Gosselin seems to be saying she's gotten used to erratic behavior from him.
Kate claims she's not even aware of what happened -- even though it was in the news all weekend -- saying she doesn't pay attention to what her ex does.
But when the camera guy explained what happened she wasn't shocked by Jon's gunslinging, saying ... "Nothing surprises me anymore."
TMZ broke the story ... Jon said he was sending a message when he popped a cap into the air after a paparazzo followed him onto private property.
Is Kate concerned about Jon having a gun around their 8 kids? Check the clip ... she's tiptoeing around it, but definitely sounds like the answer is ... yes.
Proud Father ...
of a 3-Year-Old Tax Lien
1/10/2013 12:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Jon Gosselin became a free man in 2009 -- problem is, he allegedly snubbed the State of Pennsylvania in the process ... and now, the schlubby reality dad's been hit with a $39K tax lien.
If you recall, 2009 was the year Jon and Kate went splitsville ... scoring them both more publicity -- i.e. paid interviews and appearances -- than either could've imagined.
But according to docs filed in Berks County, Pennsylvania ... Jon still failed to dish out the necessary cash to the government that year ... resulting in the massive tax bill.
Let's hope he saved some of that sweet reality cash ... 'cause while the bill might've been a doable amount back then, it's gonna be a pain in 2013 ... considering Jon works a totally normal person job now.
Thank God he bought all those Ed Hardy shirts while he had the chance... Multiple attempts to reach Jon were unsuccessful.
from Coupon Gig
10/16/2012 2:05 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Kate Gosselin has just been FIRED from her job as a coupon blogger ... after her boss decided the ex-reality star was no longer a "good fit" for the company.
Gosselin has been working for CouponCabin.com -- dishing out advice to bargain hunters. But today, Founder & CEO Scott Kluth posted an open letter on his website announcing Kate had been sacked.
In the letter, Kluth explains ... "A series of recent events have made it clear to me that Kate Gosselin and her contributions do not align with the authenticity which we set out to build almost a decade ago."
He adds, "Ms. Gosselin is simply not a good fit with the wonderful team and culture at CouponCabin."
Despite the public shaming, Kluth insists, "We wish Kate, her family and her support staff all the best."
So far, no response from Kate.
I Can Still Stomach My Ex
8/1/2011 5:15 AM PDT BY Johnny Lopez
A-KICKIN' THE BALLS
7/31/2011 4:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Just when you thought he had nothing left to save, Jon Gosselin suited up for a summer soccer league in Wyomissing, PA earlier this month -- and played a MEAN goalie.
But like most things, it didn't end well -- we're told the octodad pulled something and had to leave after two games.
He's a keeper.
Allegedly STIFFS Marriage Counselors
4/7/2011 11:55 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Kate Gosselin's former marriage counselors believe the reality star has some serious commitment issues ... claiming she never forked over more than $10k she committed to paying them for services back in 2009.
A company called Creative Energy Options filed a lawsuit against Kate in Pennsylvania -- claiming back in 2009, she requested one of their marriage counselors to "fly to Los Angeles, CA to perform marriage counseling, then refused to pay for services or travel fees."
TMZ spoke with Dr. Sylvia Lafair -- president of C.E.O. -- who tells us they've reached out to Kate several times in hopes of receiving their payment but she never came up with a check. Lafair adds, "There are commitments that people make ... and they should be followed through."
C.E.O. is seeking $10,476 in damages.
Calls to Kate's reps were not immediately returned.
Jon Gosselin's Career
2/18/2011 5:20 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Sporting a rhinestone-free safety harness and hardhat -- former reality star Jon Gosselin was laboring away at his new J.O.B. this week ... installing solar panels on the roof of a storage building.
The ex-computer technician scored a gig with Green Pointe Energy -- a Pennsylvania-based company that specializes in renewable energy.
Those Ed Hardy shirts don't pay for themselves ...
Moves to Hold Jon in Contempt
1/10/2011 7:40 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Kate Gosselin is asking a judge to hold ex-hubby Jon Gosselin in contempt of court, TMZ has learned.
We've learned Kate's lawyers filed a Petition for Contempt of Custody Order last Thursday.
Sources connected with the case tell TMZ ... Kate believes Jon is squarely violating the judge's custody order -- prohibiting either of them from talking about the case -- by allegedly selling information about the case and tweeting his displeasure of the judge's various decisions.
We're told Kate is claiming Jon is willfully disobeying the orders, mostly to make a buck, and she wants the judge to modify the custody agreement to protect the kids from their alleged money-grubbing dad.
We're told a hearing is set for later this month.