Friday, October 2, 2009

Jon Has An "Epiphany" on Larry King Live, Today Show Lawyer Video, Reaching A Custody Deal

UPDATED: LOS ANGELES, California (CNN) -- After four years of "Jon & Kate Plus 8," Jon Gosselin said he's decided it's not healthy for his children to be on a reality show. Jon Gosselin appears on "Larry King Live" Thursday. He said he doesn't want his kids to continue with TV show.

(Just in case there was any doubt about the state of the dissolving union between Jon and Kate Gosselin, Kate made her feelings perfectly clear when she ripped down a sign Jon had hung on the gate to their home.)

Jon Gosselin's threats to have the production of Kate Plus 8 halted will fall on deaf ears, Kate Gosselin's attorney, Mark Momjian, said on the Today Show Friday. (See video below)

"These parties entered into an agreement once the divorce action was filed that allowed each parent -- who had physical custody of the children -- to make the filming decisions when the children were with them,". Momjian also said that when the kids are in Kate's custody, she gets to make the decisions involving the eight children.

The attorney said that Jon is at fault for the couple's lack of communication regarding the latest development. Momjian said the 34-year-old reality TV mom "really does want to engage Jon, it's just that he's not engaging her back. And that's really regrettable in any custody case. "She doesn't know which Jon is going to show up -- he's obviously different people at different times," the attorney said.

Jon & Kate Reach Informal Custody Deal:

Just when you thought they couldn't agree on anything, Jon and Kate have reached an informal deal on child custody. But don't even entertain the thought that this will diminish the intensity of their ongoing war because Kate is going on NBC's Today Show on Monday and she will strongly address Jon's recent comments and allegations. A source close to the situation says that Kate is furious over what she calls "the lies" Jon has been telling. And she's determined to expose those lies publicly.

Meanwhile, through all the acrimony lawyers have worked out custody dates for each parent. Nothing is signed and the deal could still blow up but it is a small step of progress in dissolving the marriage.Kate is determined to end the marriage as quickly as possible, despite Jon's public statements that he wants to slow down the divorce and improve communication. "Kate doesn't believe a word of it. She thinks he's doing it all for publicity."

Jon told TLC that the network may no longer film his children. He says the show is detrimental to the well being of his kids. Critics point out that at the end of July, Jon said his kids love filming the show and called a relative's claims that the show was bad for them "ridiculous." Larry King Live played the clip and confronted Jon with his own words on the show Thursday night. TLC has suspended taping the show while Jon's lawyers promise/threaten to go to court and shut it down. The network recently announced it was changing the show's name from Jon & Kate Plus 8 to Kate Plus 8. Jon is still under contract to the network and some sources say the war between TLC and Jon is about to get much worse!
Kate's Lawyer Speaks Out This Morning On The Today Show

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Thursday, October 1, 2009

Jon Gosselin Warning Sign, BREAKING NEWS: TLC Responds To Jon Gosselin, Suspends Filming

It looks like Jon Gosselin is fighting a bitter divorce war on two fronts now. TLC has now responded to Jon's bombshell that he wants to shut down the reality show because he doesn't think it's good for his kids.

The network released this statement Thursday morning:

"We are aware of Jon Gosselin's recent statements, and remain deeply disappointed at his 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. 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.

It doesn't take any reading between the lines to figure out that TLC is going to use their contract with Jon as leverage in this battle. And Jon's lawyer has already staked out the position that the newly renamed Kate Plus 8 does not, in his opinion, have the right to film the children based on Jon's previous consent.

Still, TLC's statements is one of the strongest we can recall of a network bashing its own talent. Calling Jon "self destructive" and "erratic" and characterizing his movements as "unprofessional actions" are certainly fighting words!

Jon Gosselin Put Sign Up For TLC To Stay Away:

Some guy -- we don't know who -- posted a large sign on the entrance gate to the home of Jon and Kate Gosselin in Wernersville, PA. Thursday morning warning TLC to back off. The sign reads: "No film crew or production company from TLC is permitted on this property under penelty of trespass."
At the bottom of the sign, it reads: Johnathon Gosselin. (Note - they misspelled "penalty" and "Jonathon") Jon's attorney via his attorney Mark J. Heller, sent the cable network a pair of letters stating all filming and production crews are heretofore banned from his family's home. The letters from Jon's attorney to TLC were dated Tuesday, the same day the network announced it was minimizing his role on the show and changing the name to Kate Plus 8.
Lawyer: Jon Ready To Sue Network; Show Never Had Required Permits To Film Kids
Jon now says he believes it is not in the best interest of the children's welfare to continue with production of the show.
EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Jon Gosselin Denied Show Was Harming Kids Just One Month Ago
The father-of-eight is currently in Los Angeles for a press tour which starts Thursday, when he will be a guest on Larry King Live.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

TLC Says Goodbye To Jon, Jon Gosselin Halts Divorce, Watch "Tea Party" Here!

So long, Jon Gosselin! TLC announces 'Jon & Kate Plus 8' will be relaunched as 'Kate Plus 8' : Daily

Starting in November, the show will be relaunched as "Kate Plus Eight," TLC revealed Tuesday."Given the recent changes in the family dynamics, it only makes sense for us to refresh and recalibrate the program to keep pace with the family," TLC president Eileen O'Neill said in a statement. "The family has evolved and we are attempting to evolve with it; we feel that Kate's journey really resonates with our viewers."

The network is also in development on a project with Kate for 2010.

"Kate Plus Eight" will continue to focus on the eight Gosselin children — 5 year-old sextuplets and 8 year-old twins — but now "include a deeper focus on Kate's role...and her journey as a single mother."Last week, only 1.7 million viewers tuned in to "Jon & Kate," nearly 80 percent down from the season premiere.

The statement also said that TLC would continue its "exclusive" relationship with Jon Gosselin and that he would continue to appear on the series but on a less regular basis. In June, after months of speculation, the Gosselin's confirmed on the show that they were divorcing. In response, TLC pulled new episodes of the series and waited until August to resume airing them.

During the hiatus, Jon was photographed squiring several different women and rumors began swirling that he was auditioning for other reality shows. "Kate Plus Eight" will premiere Nov. 2.

Jon Gosselin Slams the Brakes on His Divorce!?!: E!

It's not what you think. On second thought, it's exactly what you think: The Gosselin who found himself on the losing side of the public sympathy battle is taking a stab at some crafty legal (not to mention PR) maneuvering in a bid to save a little face and not get completely short-shrifted in his divorce.

Which, with Kate as our witness, will go through as planned.

While Jon Gosselin's rep confirmed to E! News that the octodad did in fact cop to In Touch Weekly that he "used poor judgment in publicly socializing with other women so soon" after his divorce—sorry, Hailey, that was his plural, not ours—and that he would "like to get back with Kate as a partner in parenting," that's about as far as his plans for reconciliation span.

And that's despite his submission to a court-approved Pennsylvania arbitrator this morning seeking to suspend his divorce proceedings for 90 days.

A source close to the situation told E! News the legal move, which—coupled with his oh-so-sincere tabloid quotes—may give the outward impression of a desire to reconcile, was "not an emotional or romantic decision."

Yeah, no kidding.

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