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 ...
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.
Kate Gosselin looked so ridiculously hot laying out in Australia -- we almost forgot she slept with Jon Gosselin ... ALMOST!
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A bikini-clad Kate Gosselin took time out from fake baking filming her latest reality show to tan her maternal bones in the natural Australian sun on Wednesday.
Hopefully the mother of 8 used protection.
Kate Gosselin was thankful for a little alone time today, hitting up a tanning salon and then a FedEx near her home in Reading, PA.
Kate Gosselin took time out from starring in reality shows to go to Cabo San Lucas with her bodyguard and rumored boyfriend Steve Neild on Saturday.
Meanwhile on the same day, Kate's ex-husband Jon Gosselin played daddy day care with his eight kids and girlfriend Ellen Ross in Pennsylvania.
Kate Gosselin rounded up her eight offspring to take them back-to-school shopping at a department store in Pennsylvania today.
Let's hope she had a coupon.
The epic child custody war between Jon and Kate Gosselin is finally over -- TMZ has learned the former reality couple has reached a settlement agreement ... but the terms are extremely confidential.
As we previously reported, Jon filed documents in a Pennsylvania court back in April asking for primary custody of their eight kids -- and demanded an opportunity to renegotiate his child support obligations.
But earlier this month, the two sides officially agreed on a new arrangement that involves both custody and financial obligations ... but the terms of the deal were sealed by the court.
A source close to the couple confirmed the deal -- telling us, "An official agreement between Jon and Kate has been reached and they will be working together for the benefit of their children."
Lawyers for both sides had no comment.
With her eight children and a "Kate Plus 8" camera crew in tow, Kate Gosselin did some bargain shopping in NYC's Chinatown on Wednesday.
A mother of eight can never have too many fake Gucci bags or knock-off Rolex watches.
The ugly battle between the families in the Bruce Beresford-Redman case just got uglier -- now BBR is accusing his former sister-in-laws of trying to force his two children to see a shrink who does not shy away from the camera.
BBR, along with his mother and father, filed legal docs -- obtained by TMZ -- in which they object to a bid by his murdered wife's sisters to replace his children's therapist with Dr. Charles Sophy, a prominent Bev Hills children's shrink.
BBR's family cites Sophy's website, which contains "a seven minute media reel with clips from Dr. Sophy's multiple media and television appearances on shows such as Vh1's Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew, Vh1's Sober House, The Today Show, Larry King Live, CNN, Fox 11 News, Rachael Ray and Access Hollywood among others."
The docs go on: "Dr. Sophy's website also features a link for 'Celebrity Rehab' where he is shown interviewing a celebrity at the Pasadena Rehab center."
And there's this ... "The actual media reel shows Dr. Sophy commentating on Jon & Kate, the Jackson children, Balloon Boy and Heath Ledger's death."
Bruce's dad, David, says in his declaration, "The fact that Carla and Jeanne [Monica's sisters] would even suggest Dr. Sophy as the children's therapist shows what little regard they have for best interests of the children."
BBR claims the therapist who is currently seeing his children is doing a great job.
Kate Gosselin made a sad statement about her personal life this weekend -- telling the paparazzi, "I am lonely and I do need help."
Gosselin was loading groceries into her car at a Whole Foods in Reading, PA this weekend, when the paps began to ask about rumors that Kate would be starring in an Internet dating show.
Kate sorta danced around the rumors ... but she did try to clear up one thing -- saying, "I'm not mean like everyone says I am."
In an attempt to bring it back and make it hip, R&B singer Cassie rocked a 2009 old skool Kate Gosselin bi-level reverse mullet raccoon weave to a music event in NYC on Wednesday.
She's gets an A for effort at least.
We're just sayin'.
Kate Gosselin managed to keep her family's career afloat last week -- by taking the kiddies on a birthday trip right out of the Bindi Irwin playbook.
Gosselin and the kids went down to Kissimmee, Florida where, we're told, they hooked up with Boggy Creek Airboat Rides for a private tour.
Sources say the family was taken to a secluded area where Kate threw a birthday bash for the kids complete with pinatas -- and TLC was there to film the whole thing ... naturally.
Talk about upstaging Daddy's birthday party for the kids.
With his eight kids over at Kate's place, Jon Gosselin went straight to a bar in Maryland last night -- but he wasn't there to booze, he was there to work.
TMZ has learned Gosselin served as a "celebrity" bartender at the Ott House Pub in the town of Emmitsburg.
But get this -- Gosselin didn't take in a single dime last night because the whole thing was a charity event and every cent Jon made in tips went straight to a local food bank.
Despite the good deed, we hear he pours a mean Piña Coladouche.
For the first time in months, Jon and Kate Gosselin were spotted within inches of each other -- and no police had to be called to the scene.
Jon had rolled by the family compound in Reading, PA to drop the kids off after a private birthday celebration for his sextuplets at his apartment.
It appears the interaction went pretty well -- but we're told Jon was only at Kate's place for a short time.
Kate Gosselin let her sextuplets have the best birthday gift ... new bikes, trip to Disney World, iPads time with their dad Jon Gosselin.
Jon picked up his adorable tots from the school bus stop near their home in Pennsylvania this afternoon. The sextuplets turned six today.
Ain't no party like a Gosselin party.