Former Jon & Kate Plus 8 star Jon Gosselin is suing TLC over claims the network has interfered with his ability to earn a living. Because, according to court papers filed by Gosselin’s attorney, the reality TV dad is too famous to get a real job and TLC is interfering with his entertainment career.
No, seriously. In court documents filed last week, Jon Gosselin claims he has been left “without the ability to secure non-entertainment related engagements” because of the tabloid frenzy resulting from the drama surrounding Jon & Kate Plus 8 and his impending divorce from estranged wife Kate Gosselin.
Gosselin says the “enormous media interest, cameras, reporters and public interest makes it impossible to carry on normal daily activities, let alone find, secure and maintain a job…” Well, we have to admit, after all his fame-whoring, womanizing and nasty bad-mouthing in the press, we wouldn’t want to hire him to clean our toilets.
TLC filed a lawsuit earlier this month claiming Jon Gosselin breached his exclusive contract with the network by making media appearances without their permission. In his countersuit against TLC, Jon Gosselin claims the network has damaged his reputation and good name and caused him “lost business opportunities and “lost profits.” Funny, we thought Jon Gosselin was doing a really good job of tarnishing his own name and reputation without any help at all from TLC.
Gosselin also claims TLC violated Pennsylvania’s child labor laws and did not compensate his family enough for their work on Jon & Kate Plus 8.
Jon Gosselin is scheduled to appear in court on Dec. 14 for a hearing on the TLC lawsuit against him for violating his contract.
Jon Gosselin is such a fame whore, he’s now resorted to mocking himself to drum up media attention. Teaming up with Funny Or Die, known for producing amusing videos featuring random celebrities, Jon Gosselin makes an ass of himself by making fun of… well, how much of an ass he is.
To the tune of Cher‘s “If I Could Turn Back Time,” Jon Gosselin mockingly says: “I just want to go back to the normal, simple life like I use to have… I’m gonna to learn from my mistakes, I’m gonna move forward and be the righteous person that I can be.”
Gosselin then proceeds to take out his signature earring of rebellion, throw a massive armload of hair products in the trash and dump the Red Bull and vodka out of his fridge.
What’s not funny at all about the “Jon Gosselin Goes Back in Time” video is that you actually want to scream at him and say, “yeah, asshat, you SHOULD be doing all this shit!” Although, we have to admit, watching him delete Michael Lohan’s number from his Blackberry is pretty amusing. So is the creepy, horror movie music over his cold, icy stare at the end of the video…
Can we please, please, please get a response from Kate Gosselin? Because we’re SURE she is not at all amused.
TLC is ready to give a smack down to former Jon & Kate Plus 8 star Jon Gosselin in court – and they’re dragging girlfriend Hailey Glassman into the fight. TLC has subpoenaed Glassman and Gosselin’s guy pal Michael Lohan into court as witnesses in the network’s breach of contract lawsuit against the reality TV dad.
TLC filed the lawsuit against Jon Gosselin last month, claiming the JonÂ & Kate Plus 8 star violated his contract agreements by making TV appearances without the network’s permission. Gosselin is scheduled to appear in court on December 14. TLC has filed subpoenas for his girlfriend, Hailey Glassman and friend Michael Lohan, as well as Gosselin’s lawyer, bodyguard and talent agent, to also appear in court as witnesses against him.
Michael Lohan, who has stirred up controversy himself in an ongoing battle with daughterLindsay Lohan, has been called in to testify about business dealings with Jon Gosselin. Lohan has publicly stated he was working on an idea for a reality show about divorced dads with Gosselin at one point.
As for Hailey Glassman, she could prove bad news for her on-again, off-again boyfriend. Obviously she has no problems talking about things that make Jon Gosselin look bad in the press. Just recently, Glassman appeared in a TV interviewand called Gosselin “emotionally abusive” and prone to “mantrums”.
In an emotional interview with the Today show’s Natalie Morales Monday night on TLC, Jon & Kate Plus 8 star Kate Gosselin admitted part of her will always love estranged husband Jon Gosselin.
“It’s hard to be married to somebody for 10 years and try to say I, ‘No, I don’t love them anymore.’ It doesn’t work really well,” Kate Gosselin said in the TLC special. “I love the memories that we have together.” Gosselin admits she still wakes up “every day and I think the phone will ring and it’ll be… the old Jon.”
Kate Gosselin spent a good portion of the interview expressing her distaste for becoming a tabloid headline and being constantly hounded by the paparazzi. “In the last nine, 10 months, it’s gotten real crazy, and I can’t seem to get away from it. I just want peace for my kids.”
Yet, when Morales suggests dropping out of the spotlight might help her find that peace, Kate Gosselin responds: “At this point, I can’t go back… If I said I was done and it was enough, it would just be five more covers of why it is that I’m done, and so I would be living that for a period of time essentially with no income, with no job.”
Speaking at the West Side Jewish Center in New York on Sunday, Jon Gosselin apologized to estranged wife Kate Gosselin for “openly having relationships in the public eye” while they were still married. Interesting how he said “relationships” when he’s only publicly aknowledged one relationship – his ongoing affair with party girl Hailey Glassman.
“That was a huge mistake, because if [Kate] would’ve done that to me, I would have been extremely pissed off. Not because our relationship is over, it’s almost like a stab in the back,” the former Jon & Kate Plus 8 star said. “And now that I think about it, it was a very wrong thing to do. I definitely regret it.”
Jon Gosselin seems to be taking the advice of his new spiritual adviser, Rabbi Shmuley Boteach, in admitting to his mistakes in how he has treated Kate Gosselin and his girlfriend Hailey Glassman.
“I don’t want another failure in my relationships. I don’t want to make the same mistakes I made with Kate, with Hailey. I would just be repeating the pattern over again,” Gosselin said. Regarding Glassman’s statements on The Insider last week calling him “emotionally abusive,” Gosselin said he has to be “accountable for my actions. Maybe she used the wrong terminology, but she’s 22, that’s what she knew. Those are the words and that’s how she felt.”
While Jon Gosselin did not confirm an official break up with Hailey Glassman, he did release a statement to Entertainment Tonight on Sunday saying the two had agreed to take some time off and “focus on each of our individual lives.”
“It is important to me to go back to Pennsylvania and be with my children and get through this divorce and decide what I truly want out of life,” the statement read.
Former Jon & Kate Plus 8 star Jon Gosselin has been advised by his new spiritual consultant, Rabbi Shmuley Boteach, to dump girlfriend Hailey Glassman. In interview with The Insider last week, Glassman said she has been “emotionally abused” by Jon Gosselin and sick of being the victim of his “mantrums”.
Reality TV dad Jon Gosselin told UsMagazine.com last week he was “carried away by the challenges of fame” and wants to “reconnect with my deeper, more spiritual, more altruistic self.” As part of his spiritual revamp, Gosselin – who is half Jewish – has been consulting with Rabbi Shmuley Boteach. As part of his spiritual counseling, Gosselin agreed to speak at a forum at New York’s West Side Synagogue on Sunday. “I wish for the public to know my regret at having, at times, betrayed the moral principles that have always guided me,” Gosselin said.
In addition to study sessions and counseling, Rabbi Boteach also wants Jon Gosselin to break up with girlfriend Hailey Glassman. “I have advised him to end it with Hailey,” Shmuley told the New York Post. “It is unacceptable to be in a relationship with he is still married and has to take care of kids who are hurting. It is not a healthy relationship.”Â Rumor has it Gosselin may use the forum to publicly acknowledge his split from Glassman.
As for Hailey Glassman, she took to her Twitter feed to thank those who have supported her decision to speak bluntly about her relationship with Jon Gosselin on The Insider. “I just want to thank everyone for their support,â€ Glassman Tweeted. â€œI was brutally honest and put everything out on the table infront [sic] of the entire world.”
Former nanny Stephanie Santoro, who claims she had an affair with the former Jon & Kate Plus 8 star, says Jon Gosselin has had suicidal thoughts over the stress of his questionable fame and impending divorce from Kate Gosselin. Santoro, who alleges she slept with Jon Gosselin while he was involved with girlfriend Hailey Glassman, said she fears for the reality TV dad’s life.
“He said he was going to kill himself,” Stephanie Santoro told RadarOnline.com. The former Gosselin babysitter claims Jon Gosselin called her after he and girlfriend Hailey Glassman broke up and said he “was going to end it all… [Jon said] that he couldn’t handle it anymore. That his kids would be better taken care of by Kate if he wasn’t around.”
As for Hailey Glassman, Jon’s so-called girlfriend, she’s also spilling her guts about her relationship with the former Jon & Kate Plus 8 star everywhere she gets a chance. In an interview on The Insider, Glassman said when Jon and Kate Gosselin first split, Jon would “just sit there and ask ‘Why? Why? Why?’ and just sat there and cried. And he didn’t understand… It’s like he can’t handle somebody leaving him.”
Perhaps all these woman dissing him in the media has finally gotten through to him. Jon Gosselin publicly apologized for his recent behavior this week and said he is “committed to making things right with Hailey as well as Kate and especially my children. I ask you to please give me the opportunity to prove myself.”
Haven’t you been given enough opportunities already, Mr. Gosselin?