“Jon & Kate Plus 8”: Enough already!

Cease and desist, indeed.

Preventing TLC from stepping foot on his property isn't Jon Gosselin's only problem. He also doesn't know how to spell. "Penelty"? Ugh./Credit Us Weekly

Preventing TLC from stepping foot on his property isn't Jon Gosselin's only problem. He also doesn't know how to spell. "Penelty"? Ugh./Credit Us Weekly

So Jon Gosselin has thrown down the gauntlet to “Jon & Kate Plus 8’s” parent, TLC, barring the network from filming at the $1+ million Wernersville, Pa., home he jointly owns with Kate (and which, ironically enough, was paid for by money given to them by TLC). He also told Larry King last night that he thinks the show is exploiting his twins and sextuplets. (No, really?)

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“I don’t think it’s healthy for them,” he told Larry as his attorney, Mark Heller (who has also represented David “Son of Sam” Berkowitz), sat beside him. “I think my kids should be taken off the show.”

Mark said he thinks “Jon & Kate Plus 8” (in any form) is “dead” and added that no judge would ever “subject the children to the show if the father believes it’s detrimental” to their well-being.

Of course, Kate’s attorney appeared via satellite and repeatedly pointed out that Jon had just filmed the show last week and didn’t express concern about it adversely affecting the kids until TLC announced his role on the program would be diminished and the show renamed “Kate Plus 8.”

Jon’s lawyer said that wasn’t the case at all, and that he notified TLC a week ago that Jon was going to quit the show and take his children off of it.

Meanwhile, Us Weekly reports that Kate’s lawyer, Mark Momjian, told “Today” that Jon will not be able to legally prevent “Kate Plus 8” from going forward.

Kate “is going to honor her contract,” her lawyer said. “She’d like to continue with the show. She loves doing the show.”


So who to believe? At this point, I don’t really care. I totally agree that continuing the show would be detrimental to the children’s well-being. Kate apparently disagrees, but I think she’s looking at it more from the perspective of a woman who is making money hand over fist and is unwilling to give up the cash cow.

I have no idea what Jon thinks he’s going to be able to do to support his family in the manner to which they’ve all grown accustomed. Then again, I wonder if all of this isn’t just a ploy to force TLC to release Jon from his contract, which would allow him to pursue that dopey reality show with two other father-of-the-year contenders, Michael Lohan and Kevin Federline.

I also find it hilarious that Kate’s attorney took Jon to task for taking his complaints about Kate and the show public rather than resolving the issue privately. What about all of Kate’s public appearances – hello “Larry King Live” and “The View” – which have given her a public forum to air her dirty laundry? Apparently what’s good for the gander isn’t good for the goose.

Sure, in an ideal world, Jon would take the high road, behave like a responsible adult/parent and keep his mouth shut in public. But it’s obvious that neither Gosselin is mature enough or thinking rationally enough to do that.

And Jon’s not done blabbing, either: He will appear on tonight’s episode of “The Insider,” where he’ll be confronted by the likes of Niecy Nash. I can’t wait!

Until then, you can read more about Jon’s “Larry King Live” appearance right here.


  1. Mary said,

    December 17, 2009 at 11:38 pm

    Enough, go in peace and get out of our faces. Your kids are no different than any others, they need to go to school, have friends and go about their bussiness. Jon and Kate need to get real again………being out of work for the last ten months has not made me sympathetic to these immature people. I’d like to concentrate on Americans getting back to work, health issues enough of these idiots!

  2. Cheri said,

    October 7, 2009 at 11:45 pm

    I’m so sick of hearing about these two. I’ve never watched the show fully. However, the more I hear about Jon’s whining and poor me syndrome, the more I think he’s a complete ass. Now he thinks the show should be canceled because the show isn’t healthy for the kids? Duh, what about hearing him dog his ex-wife regardless if she deserves it or not in the public so his kids can hear it. Oh, that’s real healthy. He talks about how he hates his ex-wife and that she abused him, blah, blah, blah. Then he says something completely opposite that he’s sorry. I’m not sure how much of it is the media crap, but this is ridculous. I can’t say I’m a huge fan of Kate either, but I think she’s way better than him. He’s upset that Kate is “dictating” his life regarding his kids birthday party. He doesn’t care about his kids, he only cares about getting Kate back or punishing her. It’s about control, not about the kids – actually, that’s for both of them. At least she’s got the balls and a means to support her kids. What is he doing besides screwing around with the young chick of the day/week/month and being a wanna be celebrity. What a jerk, and that’s saying it nicely.

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