Jon Gosselin is planning to countersue TLC for $5 million, reports RadarOnline. The Jon & Kate Plus 8 dad, who happens to be the defendant in a breach of contract lawsuit from the cable network, will file his own lawsuit.
Jon is expected to appear in a Maryland court on December 14 to face a preliminary injunction hearing, during which he will be forced to testify about his earnings and income from other networks. TLC’s lawsuit against Jon alleges that he has been paid by various media outlets and for promotional appearances, all prohibited by his contract.
It seems Jon and his team of handlers have now decided the best defense is an offense. According to Radar, Jon will likely argue that TLC is preventing him from earning a living with a contract that is too restrictive. TLC however noted in its court filing that it offered to keep paying Jon when it planned to change the show from Jon & Kate Plus 8 to Kate Plus 8. The suit also notes that TLC is not stopping Jon from earning a living and contends he is always able to go back to his former job in Information Technology.
This story gets more interesting by the day. Jon’s ex, Kate Major, the Star magazine reporter who quit her job to be with Jon has also been subpoenaed to testify against him.
During the second part of the Real Housewives of Atlantareunion, Kim Zolciakattacked our ear drums performed her hit song, ‘Tardy For The Party.’ Kim’s performance was then followed by that of her fellow castmate, Kandi Burruss, who also performed her hit song – ‘Fly Above.’ The contrast between the two performances was quite telling to say the least.
So The Question of The Day Is, Even Though The Song Is a Hit, Was Kim’s Performance A Hit or Miss?
In what is a new low even for Jon Gosselin’s standards, comes news that he is set to appear on a panel with fellow attention whore famous for nothing star, Levi Johnston.
The Jon & Kate Plus 8dad, and Levi, 19, are set to appear together on a panel for the syndicated entertainment show The Insider. The above photo was taken as the two “accidentally” bumped into each other in NYC’s Times Square Sunday night.
Kate Gosselinhas slammed all of Jon’s recent antics, recently saying, “Our goals just very much changed. Our visions changed. My goals didn’t change as a mom. I just think somewhere along the line, his goals changed. They felt possibly detrimental to me, and possibly detrimental to me and the kids.”
For those not familiar with Levi, he is the father of Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin’s grandchild. Sarah Palin has also slammed Levi recently, saying Levi has a “desperate need for attention” due to his recent decision to pose in Playgirl (his shoot takes place next week).
UsWeekly is also reporting that Levi will be filing for joint custody of his 10-month-old son with former fiancee Brisol Palin. Levi has claimed in the past that the Palin family has prevented him from being alone with son Tripp. “Not working. I’m done,” he tells The Insider. “It’s going to have to go to court. They just finally pushed me over the edge.”
Sorry folks, but it’s a slow news day. It’s quite sad though that Jon has turned himself into a laughing stock. He seems to keep hitting new lows each day.
With the 2nd season of For The Love of Ray J premiering last week, Cocktail is once again opening up about her break up with Ray J. In a new interview with the season 1 winner, Joanna “Cocktail” Hernandez tells In Touch that Ray J broke her heart and that he only did the show for money and exposure. She also reveals what’s going right with her career.
When did you first sense that things weren’t going to work out with Ray J?
Things didn’t feel right after the reunion. I tried to be his girlfriend, and then we went on tour and there were rumors that he was going to do season two. When I asked him about it, he said “no,” but then I found out the truth, among other things. Ray did break my heart — this whole thing has been an emotional roller coaster. I was offered a guest spot on season two, but I declined. I mean, why make me look stupid again? I’m not about to go on his show and support a season two when it’s all lies.
What are your feelings toward Ray J today?
I care about him, and when I am around him, sometimes the feelings come back again. But I’m at a place now where talking about what really happened is allowing me to move on.
Do you think he’s sincerely looking for love — or looking for fame?
Ray doesn’t have to go on a show to find love. It’s about exposure and money.
What’s your advice for the winner?
Enjoy it while it lasts — it’s a short ride.
What’s next for you?
I have a weekly one-hour show called Hangin’ With JoJo — it’s fun and laid-back. I am focused on my career — in which direction it’s going, I’m not 100-percent certain, but I am in a few upcoming movies. So I am excited about that! For details on me, go to welovecocktail.com.
Would you do more reality TV?
I would do more reality TV for sure — but not about finding love! I would love to do Dancing With the Stars or Big Brother. I can dream, can’t I?
The finale of Tool Academy 2aired last night with Terry Shaw ending up as the $100,000 winner. Terry was given a ring with the option to propose to his girlfriend, Nicole Mattox, which he did.
Nicole said yes and the happy couple rode off together in their limo. The question on everyone’s mind is are they still together? Well, based on a recent interview, it seems the two are still together and making things work. The couple’s exit interview with VH1 also revealed that they plan on tying the know within the next 2 years.
In the meantime, Tool Academy 3 is currently looking for a new set of tools. You can apply by visiting the casting page here.
Susan Boyle is set to perform on Dancing With The Stars. According to PEOPLE, the Scottish singer will fly to Los Angeles for an appearance on DWTS early next week. “She’s excited and happy,” says her brother, John Boyle. “She loves America and loves the people. She appreciates their honesty.”
Susan, who previously appeared on America’s Got Talent last September will perform “I Dreamed a Dream” from her upcoming CD due out Nov. 24. While Susan is singing, Pro dancers Tony Dovolani and Chelsie Hightower will perform on the ballroom dance floor.
Susan, who is not a big spender, recently purchased a three-piece sofa and recliner set in burgundy leather for her small home in Blackburn, Scotland, and a new refrigerator. “Moneywise, she’s very frugal,” says her brother.
RadarOnline obtained information from the Montgomery County, MD which reveals TLC’s lawsuit against Jon. The court paper reveals many of the terms of Jon’s contract with the network, and details showing numerous breaches by Jon. And though Jon claims that he didn’t have adequate representation, the court reports clearly states that Jon signed the contract in June, 2008 “after extensive negotiations, during which the Gosselins were represented both by an attorney and their manager.”
Radar is also confirming that Michael Lohan has been subpoenaed and will testify against Jon. “He did deals with me,” Lohan told RadarOnline in an exclusive interview. “I was working on a deal with him for a Nutrisystem endorsement and a book deal. He got a paid a lot of money for different promotions, clubs, magazines, and by a TV network.”
What’s sad about this story is that it seems TLC was willing to look the other way regarding Jon’s deals with other companies, but that wasn’t good enough for Jon. It wasn’t until he decided to ban the network from filming his children, that TLC then decided to take action against him, hiring one of the best law firms in the country. It’s safe to say Jon has screwed himself with this situation.
In a new interview with TVGuide, Gretchen opens up about the new season and tells us why she is no longer “taking any more punches.” The punches she’s referring to are those of her fellow castmates, Tamra and Vicki Gunvalson.
Gretchen reveals why the first ladies of Orange County will always hold their own among the many new faces of the Housewives franchise. “We are the original housewives, and ultimately people’s hearts are within the story lines of the people they’ve seen forever,” Gretchen says. “Each of us women on the show has a little bit more sophistication and class than maybe some of the other [cities] project.”
Interesting to hear Gretchen talking about class, considering all the explicit photos of her that leaked out this year. Regarding her ongoing tension with castmate Tamra, Gretchen says, “There might be some resolution but ultimately, I just say what needs to be said and I finally stand up for what’s right.” She continues, “I’m back and better this season and I’m not taking any more punches.”
And when asked about her new beau Slade Smiley, “Slade is a part of my life right now and I’m so grateful to have him in my life,” Gretchen says. “I truly feel like Jeff sent me Slade.”
Thoughts on the new season – It came off a bit boring to me, as well as fake and a tad bit sad. The ‘long awaited’ argument between Tamra and Gretchen didn’t redeem the episode for me. Watching the women go through their financial struggles was a bit sad to watch, and somewhat of a downer. Gretchen and Slade’s convenient new relationship? Not buying it, considering there were rumors she was suppose to appear on season 4 as Slade’s “girlfriend.” Arranging for all these ladies who hate each other to come together for dinner? Fake.
Perhaps it’s because I’m coming off the drama packed season of the Atlanta housewives, but this new season of the OC just lacked something. Maybe it’s because most of these ladies are not friends and don’t have the years of history the Altanta ladies have with one another. It’s going to become a tough task for Bravo to continue topping each shocking season of their Housewives’ franchise. It was however nice to see that some things, or people rather remain the same. How classy was it of Vicki to mention the fact that Jeana needed to borrow money from her, and her answer was a big NO! From watching the first episode, it’s easy to understand why Jeana is ready to move on. Quite frankly, I might be too.
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