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TLC and Kate React to Jon Halting 'Kate Plus Eight' Production

October 02, 2009 02:45:18 GMT

The production has been halted as requested by Jon Gosselin but both TLC and Kate are saddened by his decision especially because they filmed last week without incident.


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There is no more peace between Jon Gosselin and TLC. On Thursday, October 1, Jon put a cease and desist order for the network to stop the production of "Jon & Kate Plus 8" through his lawyer and shortly after, the network fired back by releasing a statement that they are saddened by Jon's erratic behavior.

Jon's attorney Mark Jay Heller told The Insider that this move by Jon is one of his attempts to save his family from being a "trainwreck". Furthermore, Mark and Jon have been planning to pull the plug on the production weeks before the network announced on Tuesday that the series' name is changed to "Kate Plus Eight".

The story has since developed into a war between TLC and Jon. In a public letter Jon wrote that he would notify the local authority should any crew is to enter his property. Also during his appearance on "Larry King Live" on Thursday, Jon said that the show is not healthy for his kids and that he only makes $1 million per annum before taxes through the show while the network makes $186 million.

TLC reportedly threatens to sue Jon for the "King" appearance, citing that the network has the right to prevent Jon from doing other cable's interview. While the report is not yet confirmed, TLC released a statement regarding the production shut down, saying "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."

As the third party, Kate Gosselin has also revealed her point of view regarding the situation. "I'm saddened and confused by Jon's public media statements," she said. "Jon has never expressed any concerns to me about our children being involved in the show and, in fact, is on the record as saying he believes the show benefits our children and was taping on Friday with the kids. I check in regularly with each of the kids to be sure they want to participate in and continue with the show and will continue to do so."

"I do the show for my family because I believe it provides us opportunities we wouldn't otherwise have. Jon used to share that belief until as recently as the day the network announced the name change of the show and indicated that Jon would have a lesser role in the show. It appears that Jon's priority is Jon and his interests. My priority remains our children and their well being."

"Kate Plus Eight" is scheduled to return in November.

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posted by liz on Oct 28, 2009
kate said on Monday that her family got to go all over the world thanks to TLC. Where did she go to dumb school? They have never left the U.S. Again another example of her stupidity.
posted by sad on Oct 27, 2009
I am so sad for them. They were Happy but have lost thier way and what matters most. Those children need a solid home with parents that model the behavior that they expect of them. Children learn but example more than words. Advice, turn the cameras off, turn off your guard and get back to what really matters. I think they both still love each other and that's why they care so much at what each other is saying. They are both hurting.
posted by bob on Oct 19, 2009
John quit with the b.s. about being concerned for the children. You found out you are being cut from the show and are having a little temper tantrum! I think you need to go to time out!!
posted by Netta on Oct 04, 2009
Jon has proven his only interest has always been in his wallet and his ego. I feel so sorry for Kate and all you have to do is watch the programs with an open mind. When Kate is with the kids they are happy laughing normal children. But when Jon is with them they are whinning and very miserable kids. But I don't believe this happened just recently, I think Jon has always wanted to have the glory and leave Kate with the work. He bathed and dressed the kids and made sure you knew it. While Kate got left with the cooking, laundry and cleaning daily. Of course she got more and more snappish. Every woman know when they are being cheated on.
posted by jmq on Oct 04, 2009
has anybody suggested therapy , this sounds alot like, flight of ideas, clearly treatable with medication

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