Jon & Kate Plus 8 star Kate Gosselin appeared on The Today Show Monday nearly in tears after estranged husband Jon Gosselin allegedly cleaned out the couple’s joint bank account of $230,000.
â€œHe took $230,000 of the $231,000 we had,â€ Kate told Meredith Vieira on The Today Show. â€œI have a stack of bills. The last thing I wanted was to do this show and end up not being able to pay our bills.â€
Jon Gosselin reportedly cleared out the joint bank account after a long week of battling with Kate Gosselin and TLC over the future of Jon & Kate Plus 8. TLC announced recently they would be renaming the show to Kate Plus 8 and refocusing the series to feature Kate Gosselin raising her eight children as a single mother. Jon Gosselin responded by ordering TLC to “cease and desist” filming of the couple’s children and banned the network from the family home.
â€œIt has ended our income and our paychecks and our opportunities,â€ Kate told Vieira. â€œI wish Jon would think more about it.â€
Kate Gosselin said the children’s income from the show, however, remains protected. â€œFinancially, the kids are protected. They have the fund that I set up for them … It is secure and substantial … and it is safe.”
Former Jon & Kate Plus 8 star Jon Gosselin is not having a good week. First comes news TLC is considering suing Gosselin for appearing on Larry King Live in violation of his contract. Next comes the rumor 23-year-old Hailey Glassman has finally dumped him!
The shit really started hitting the fan when TLC made the announcement that Jon &Â Kate Plus 8 would be renamed as Kate Plus 8 and focus on Kate Gosselin’s role as a single mother of eight kids starting in November. Jon Gosselin responded by issuing legal threats to TLC and demanding all production on Jon & Kate Plus 8 be shut down immediately. Supposedly because he felt his kids were being treated badly by TLC, not because of that pesky loss of income.
“Jon is resolved not to allow the TLC corporate machine to devour his family and promote the monster’s best interests over those of his family,” Gosselin’s lawyer, Mark Jay Heller, said Thursday in a statement.
To vent his rage against the network he calls a “monster,” Jon Gosselin took his grievances to Larry King Live on Thursday night. However, Jon Gosselin is still under exclusive contract with TLC and did not have ‘permission’ to do the gig. So now TLC is considering suing his ass.
And if that isn’t enough drama in the Gosselins saga for one week,Â rumor hasÂ it Jon Gosselin’s girlfriend Hailey Glassman has dumped him! Gosselin hinted at the breakup on Larry King Live by saying Glassman would stand behind him “whether we’re together or not.” Glassman posted on her Twitter feed that “Its time 2 move on… No matter what I will always be there for Jon.Whether we are together or just friends,he will always have my family and my support.â€ Glassman’s rep told Access Hollywood the rumor is untrue and Gosselin and Glassman are still together. But frankly, we’re just not really buying it anymore.
Well, since Kate Gosselin is already in the works for a new talk show, if this spells the end of the TLC series, she’ll still be riding high – and milking her ‘struggle’ for every penny she can gleefully get. As for Jon Gosselin, he’s out a job and allegedly a girlfriend. Not all that surprising he is now trying to put the brakes on his divorcefrom Kate…
TLC has announced they have suspended filming of Jon & Kate Plus 8, or Kate Plus 8 as it will be known starting in November. The network announced the shut down after Jon Gosselin fired off a “cease and desist” letter to TLC demanding they vacate the family home and stop taping his kids.
TLC announced on Monday that Jon & Kate Plus 8 would be revamped as Kate Plus 8 starting in November. The new version of the show will focus on Kate Gosselin and her efforts to raise eight children as a single mother. Estranged husband Jon Gosselin was virtually removed entirely from the show.
Jon Gosselin apparently wasn’t too fond of losing his main source of income and demanded, through his lawyers, that production be shut down. TLC responded Wednesday with a statement saying they are “deeply disappointed at [Jon Gosselin’s] continued erratic behavior.”
“He and the family were shooting as recently as last Friday, without incident, and his latest comments are grossly inaccurate, without merit and are clearly opportunistic,” the statement from TLC read. “Despite Jon Gosselin’s repeated self destructive and unprofessional actions, he remains under an exclusive contract with TLC. Direct filming of the children has been currently suspended, pending further conversations between both parents.”
The drama just continues to mount and we’re betting Jon Gosselin’s appearance on the Larry King Live show Wednesday night is only going to add more fuel to the already out-of-control fire.
Jon & Kate Plus 8 star Jon Gosselin has slammed the brakes on both his divorce from estranged wife Kate Gosselin and production of the TLC reality show. The legal drama comes in the wake of an announcement from TLC earlier this week proclaiming Jon & Kate Plus 8 would be re-launching in November as just Kate Plus 8 – minus the Jon.
Apparently Jon Gosselin is seriously pissed at being dumped from the TLC reality show in favor of retooling the series to focus on Kate Gosselin and her ‘struggle’ as a rich, impeccably dressed single mom of eight kids. Jon Gosselin’s lawyer reportedly sent a nasty “cease and desist” letter to TLC stating: “Effective immediately no production crews are to enter Jon Gosselin’s family home for any reason. In the event that anyone enters the marital property, Jon Gosselin will notify the local authority to effectuate Police action against any trespassers.”
Not only has Jon Gosselin put a halt to production of the new Kate Plus 8 show, he’s also filed a delay in his divorce from Kate Gosselin. Lawyer Mark Jay Heller stated Jon “realized his family was like a train wreck, so he decided to put the brakes on the divorce and on the show â€¦ because if he didn’t the family would be in a mortal accident â€¦ the victims of a train wreck.”
Even better, Jon Gosselin is allegedly claiming his children have been forced to work in violation of Pennsylvania Child Labor Law and have not been paid for their work for four years. Jon Gosselin’s attorney states his client has not given consent to allow his children to continue working for TLC and “is prepared to seek Court intervention to make sure his children’s best interests are protected.”
Hmmm. Sounds kind of noble on the surface, until you think about the fact that Jon Gosselin didn’t come out with any of this stuff about his kids needing protecting until after he was basically fired from TLC and likely found himself in a panic over how he’s going to support his swanky new expensive bachelor lifestyle.
Jon Gosselin is scheduled to appear on Larry King Live Wednesday night on CNN at 9pm. We’re sure he’ll have lots of awesome explanations and accusations to entertain viewers with.
It’s finally official. Starting in November, the TLC reality show Jon & Kate Plus 8 will be renamed and refocused as Kate Plus 8. TLC announced the change on Tuesday, saying the show will switch to focus on Kate Gosselin‘s role as a single mother to her 8 children.
Ratings for the TLC reality show Jon & Kate Plus 8 have continued to drop since Jon and Kate Gosselin announced their impending divorce and started whining endlessly about each other in the press ad nauseum. More and more on the show, Jon Gosselin has rapidly vanished from the picture.
But despite rumors Jon & Kate Plus 8 would soon be facing cancellation, the network announced on Tuesday it would instead be retooling the show to draw in the ‘single mom’ audience. “It’s not a huge shift, but it’s reflective of where the show was already going,” TLC president Eileen O’Neill said in a press statement. O’Neill also dismissed rumors Kate Gosselin had posted a message on her Facebook page speculating the series would soon go off the air. As we guessed earlier, the message was a fake.
Jon Gosselin will reportedly still be appearing occasionally on the show, but it will be less often. Less often would be pretty much almost never considering how little he’s been on it recently anyway.
Jon & Kate Plus 8 star Kate Gosselin allegedly posted a message on her Facebook account this week bemoaning the probable cancellation of the TLC reality show due to failing ratings. Problem is, the Facebook message heard round the Net might not be from Kate Gosselin at all.
As reported by tabloid sites across the web, Kate Gosselin reportedly posted on her Facebook page: “With ratings falling, this might be the last season of Jon & Kate Plus 8. I’m not sure yet.” However, further research has revealed the Kate Gosselin Facebook page may be a fake. According to Radar Online, an unnamed friend of Gosselin says the reality TV star doesn’t even have a Facebook page.
Actually, there are at least a full dozen Facebook accounts claiming to be Kate Gosselin. Obviously it isn’t hard to make a Facebook page claiming to be any celebrity. While Kate Gosselin does have a “fan” page on Facebook that she appears to occassionally post too, none of the other Facebook accounts under her name are verified as belonging to her.
Granted, the ratings for Jon & Kate Plus 8 have indeed taken a nosedive since the divorce drama between Jon and Kate Gosselin went public. Plus, Kate Gosselin is already reportedly working on a new talk show targeted to moms. On the other hand, Kate Gosselin is quite aware TLC is currently her sugar-daddy and we think it’s pretty unlikely she’d say anything potentially negative about Jon & Kate Plus 8 – especially in such an informal way as a Facebook post.
So we’re calling this rumor as a fake until and unless Kate Gosselin fesses up to making the statement.
Jon & Kate Plus 8 star Jon Gosselin is blaming estranged wife Kate Gosselin for abandoning the family’s two German Shepherd puppies. Jon Gosselin said the two dogs, Shoka and Nala, are being returned to their breeders because Kate Gosselin doesn’t like them and won’t take care of them.
Now that the couple has separated, Jon says Kate doesn’t treat the puppies well and doesn’t want them inside the family home. “It’s not fair to the dogs to not be wanted in their own home,” he told E! News. Apparently Jon doesn’t want them in his home in New York either, since he’s obviously too busy shacking up with various women and partying all night to do something like feed or walk the dogs he insisted they buy for their eight children.
The Humane Society of Berks County, PA has received nearly a dozen calls about the Gosselin family dogs. Neighbors have complained the children “beat” on the dogs and treat them too roughly. Jon Gosselin has denied any abuse of the two puppies, saying in a press statement: “We understand the responsibilities of being good dog owners… Shoka and Nala are loyal companions who we consider members of our family. We would never do anything to hurt them, and treat them with the respect and love that they deserve.”
Apparently Jon and Kate have decided the best way to demonstrate their love and respect for the canine “members of our family” is to rip them out of their home, take themÂ from the arms of their family and abandon them to their fates. If this is the way Jon and Kate “love” their pets, we feel pretty damn bad for their children. Life with your spouse getting difficult? Dump them. Tired of taking care of your dogs? Ditch them. Wonder if they kids are contemplating what life would be like in a foster home yet.
Luckily, the dogs’ breeder at least has a heart. According to RadarOnline.com, he says that if the Gosselins never come back for the dogs, they “would stay in my family and I wouldn’t give them to anyone else.”
At least someone out there knows the real meaning of “family.”