Following in the footsteps of his wife Kate, Jon Gosselin has also scored his first sit-down interview since Kate filed for divorce back in June.
Good Morning America scored the first post-split interview with the Jon & Kate Plus 8 dad. On Friday, Jon sat down with GMA‘s Chris Cuomo and spoke out on Kate Gosselin, TLC, and his future in showbiz.
A source on set during the taping tellsE! News that Jon was “very open and honest” about his feelings toward Kate and even delved into his thoughts on the future of Jon & Kate Plus Eight.
“TLC has had him on a gag order and he’s sick of it,” says the source.
“Jon says he doesn’t see himself as a celebrity, but because the public does, it will make it hard for him to go back to a normal life and a normal job,” spills the source. “He wants to stay in the TV industry and has a lot of ideas.”
Jon’s interview is scheduled to air on Good Morning America in the next week, as well as ABC’s other news staple 20/20.
The latest in Jon Gosselin‘s diarrhea of the mouth comes his claim that the media is exploiting his children.
Jon tells E! News, “I do believe the media and tabloids covering my family and the show for their own financial gain are the ones exploiting them.”
The Jon & Kate Plus 8 dad however makes certain to exclude his show’s network, TLC, out of the equation, “I’m not saying TLC is exploiting my children…I have said on numerous occasions TLC has afforded my kids a better life and has helped provide a better roof on their heads.”
So according to Jon The Genius, the media and tabloids are exploiting his kids, but the network which makes millions off putting his kids on national television is the only one not exploiting them. Perhaps Jon needs to realize majority of the “media and tabloid” stories have little to do with his kids, and more to do with his recent very public and somewhat shameful behavior, which includes sleeping with his kids’ babysitter, as well as numerous other women.
In other news, Jon was paid an undisclosed amount of money to host a pool party Saturday night at Wet Republic at the MGM Grand Hotel & Casino. The above photo is from the party. About 2,000 people were said to have been in attendance.
In a new interview with PEOPLE, he flats out denies the story. “I never said that,” Jon said while speaking outside his house on Wednesday. “A fan asked me, ‘Don’t you sometimes wish you could go back to a 9-to-5 job?’ [And my reply was,] ‘Yeah, because this is 24/7 and 9-to-5ers punch in and punch out and you have no responsibilities.’ “
Jon continues, “Here … you have to watch what you say so it doesn’t contradict something else.” Jon believes the false story was a result of someone having “overheard something that was nothing.”
He also cleared up another rumor about the kids not wanting to film anymore, saying — “And the other one was that the kids didn’t want to film anymore. No, they just didn’t want to film that day.”
When asked about his Lies Lies Lies t-shirt, Jon says: “I just thought it was funny, because people can write anything about me.”
Kate Gosselin made some interesting revelations as she appeared on Larry King Live Tuesday night.
The Jon & Kate Plus 8 mom made is clear she is not yet ready for romance, despite the fact that husband Jon has been seen canoodling with many women. “I am not yet divorced officially,” she toldLarry King when asked if she feels single.
As for attracting potential suitors, Kate made it clear that she’s “too busy” to date. “I’m lonely, but I’m very busy,” she said stoically.
When asked how her eight children are handling the split, Gosselin said: “They understand the process [of divorce]. They’re working through it the same way that Jon and I are. They’re doing remarkably well.”
Kate however acknowledged that their life isn’t always peaceful. She explained the recent encounter that resulted in cops coming to their PA home. “It was not this huge fight,” she said. “It was just a thing where I wanted to be there with the kids as opposed to a babysitter. And he wasn’t fond of that idea.”
In other news, it was announced today that Kate will be appearing as a guest host on ABC’s The View on Sept. 14 and 15.
She will be filling in for Elisabeth Hasselbeck, who will still be on maternity leave when The View returns from its summer-rerun schedule on Sept. 8.
“I wish I had a 9 to 5 job instead of the nightmare I’m living. This is 24/7,” he toldUsmagazine outside his $1.1 million Pennsylvania home Monday. “I don’t even want to do taping for the show anymore.”
Jon goes on to say he’s stuck filming and doing promotional appearances to make as much money as possible. According to a source, Jon is also suspicious of Kate hiding money ahead of their divorce proceedings. The couple makes an estimated $75,000 per episode.
“I have two houses and eight children to take care of and I need to work,” Jon told US.
Jon went on to tape Jon & Kate Plus 8 with the kids later on that day. The family threw a fundraising lemonade stand.
Interestingly, most of the negative attention was brought on by none other than Jon himself. His sudden desire to want to quit Jon & Kate Plus 8 might also have to do with the rumors of a new reality show. He allegedly has plans to appear on a reality show titled “Divorced Dad’s Club”
According to sources, TLC is very unhappy with Jon Gosselin due to his recent behavior, and plans to appear on a reality show called “Divorced Dad’s Club”. The show, which is said to be in the works, will follow the lives of five famous divorced dads. The show is being produced by Endomol, a major production company.
TLC allegedly fired off a letter to Jon because he was in violation of the morals clause of his contract. He is not supposed to be seen hoping from one woman bar to another, while publicly drinking .
WhileKate Gosselin can be seen taking care of the kids most of the time, Jon can be found plastered on the front page of tabloid magazines.
Sources tell TMZ that Kate is truly concerned about the kids welfare emotionally and financially. Last season, the money made from the show was placed in a joint account. While Jon spent his on who knows what, Kate placed most of hers in a college fund for the kids. Sources say a judge has placed Kate over the family’s finances because she was seen as the more responsible of the two. Jon gets limited access to the account for basic stuff.
Kate’s rep say Jon has found another means of making money by selling pictures and stories of him and the kids to the tabloids.
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Jon Gosselin‘s girlfriend Hailey Glassman is slamming TLC in her latest interview. Hailey makes a startling allegation, claiming Jon & Kate’s marriage ended a year ago, and that the network forced Jon and Kate to cover up their troubled marriage.
The 22-year-old daughter of the surgeon who performed Kate’s 2006 tummy tuck — went as far as to call TLC “the lying channel.”
According to Hailey, TLC did not allow Jon and Kate “to come out and say their marriage was done a year ago.” Hailey claims she can speak her mind on the issue because “no network owns what I can and cannot say.” It has been previously reported that TLC limits the interviews Jon is allowed to give, as well placing restrictions on what he’s allowed to say.
“Jon has a good heart, she has a child and he felt bad,” she said. “He knows how it feels to have a child and not be able to afford, you know, so he hired her to give her a job.”
When asked about her future with Jon, Hailey said, “I don’t like to talk in the future. I like to live in the present. As of right now, I want to be happy. I want Jon to be happy. I want every side to be happy.”