The final episode of TLC’s Jon and Kate Plus 8will air tonight. During the final episode, fans can expect to see the estranged parents of eight go on outings with the kids separately. Jon Gosselintakes the kids to a fire station near the family home in Wernersville, Pa., while Kate Gosselin takes them to a local dairy farm.
Jon and Kate both reflect separately on the events of the past few months and what the future holds for them. The last few months have been a roller coaster ride for the separated couple. A couple months ago, TLC announced that the show will be renamed Kate Plus 8. This never happened as Jon refused to let his kids appear on the show saying it was detrimental to the kids.
“Kate Plus 8 is not in production,” TLC spokeswoman Laurie Goldberg said Thursday. “We are focusing on the launch of Kate’s new series in early spring.” No other details were available.
In other news, RadarOnline is reporting that Jon & Kate’s divorce should be finalized before the year is over. The main issue holding up the divorce was the division of the couple’s assets. A divorce arbitrator will divide their assets by December 21.
The couple met face to face on Saturday for a divorce arbitration meeting, during which Jon decided to bring flowers for Kate. Jon, the classy guy that he is, made certain to tell the press he brought the flowers for Kate as a peace offering. Kate however did not accept the roses and a source familiar with the situation told Radar, “She was disgusted by Jon’s actions. She sees right through him.” Can’t say we blame her.
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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.