This may come as relief to some viewers who seem to have had enough of the Gosselin drama. The Jon & Kate Plus 8 reality show will officially end in November, reportsRadarOnline.
Since JonandKate Gosselin’s divorce has turned into a soap opera and they both seem to love the spotlight, we can bet you haven’t seen the end of them. Although TLC hasn’t made any official announcements, RadarOnline was able to confirm the show’s termination next month.
Jonhas denied the network the rights to film the children and TLC will not challenge that. As of now, the newly titled show — Kate Plus 8 is also done for, that is unless Jon changes his mind.
“TLC has no plans to film unless the situation is resolved,” said the source.
There’s something sentimental about seeing the old picture above of the Gosselin family. Fame is an awful drug. Perhaps getting off national television will be best for the family.
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TheJonandKate Gosselin saga doesn’t seem to be ending anytime soon. Jon says estranged wife Kate is trying to prevent him from seeing his twins on their birthday. Both Mady and Cara celebrate their 9th birthday today.
“She’s trying to prevent me from seeing my kids on their birthday because she doesn’t want to see me,” alleges the dad of eight, in a recent interview on Entertainment Tonight (ET) that aired Wednesday night.
Both Jon and Kate have to take turns living in their $1.1-million Pennsylvania home when they have custody of the kids, but Jon says he’s “just going to stay” when its his turn.
“I own the house, so I can do what I want,” he says.
A few days ago, Kate accused Jon of taking $230,000 from their joint bank account, leaving her with $1000. Kate sent Jon an email saying, “Due to recent events, it will be too stressful to the kids to have both of us here as planned. I would like to split the evening so they can see us both.” The email also limits the time that Jon can spend with the kids on Thursday from 4 to 6pm
In the interview with ET, Jon also claims that his “kids didn’t care” when they found out their parents were splitting up.”When we told them we were going to get divorced, the 5-year olds said, ‘What’s for lunch?’ The only two people who really cared were [9-year-old twins] Mady and Cara,” Jon told ET. “Cara broke down and Mady said, ‘Oh, I saw this coming.’”
The battle between the Gosselins continues. In response to the recent news of Jon Gosselin ending Jon & Kate Plus 8, Kate Gosselin’s lawyer says her estranged husband Jon won’t have much luck terminating the show’s production.
“These parties entered into an agreement once the divorce action was filed that allowed each parent – who had physical custody of the children – to make the filming decisions when the children were with them,” Kate’s lawyer Mark Momjian said on the Today show Friday.
“When the children are with Kate, Jon agreed that Kate would make the filming decisions involving the kids,” he added.
Jon appeared on Larry King Live Thursday stating that an “epiphany” ” led him to want to end the show. Mark slams Jon because a week ago, Jon was involved in the shooting of the show. Also, he says Jon could have announced he didn’t want his kids to be on the show “a year ago, but he didn’t.”
“His active participation and encouragement of the show involved all the children and a decision by both parents to include the children and continue production,” he said.
Jon’s lawyer, Mark Heller told Larry King during the interview that the show will be halted and he is certain that no judge would ever “subject the children to the show if the father believes it’s detrimental.”
But Kate’s lawyer says that the eight children — 5-year-old sextuplets Hannah, Leah, Alexis, Joel, Aaden and Collin and 8-year-old twins, Cara and Mady — “are loved by both of their parents. Jon admits that his wife is a wonderful parent, they live in their family home. Kate is their primary caretaker. They’ve reached agreements about custody.”
Kate “is going to honor her contract,” Mark said. “She’d like to continue with the show. She loves doing the show.”
This news comes just two days after TLC announced its plans to phase Jon out of the show, and rename it Kate Plus 8. RadarOnline reports Jon sent a letter to TLC stating all filming and production crews are banned from his family’s Wernersville, Pennsylvania home.
“Effective immediately, no production crews are to enter Jon’s family home for any reason. In the event that anyone enters the marital property, Jon Gosselin will notify the local authorities to effectuate police action against any trespassers,” his lawyer Mark J. Heller wrote to TLC.
The letters from Jon’s attorney to TLC were dated Tuesday, the same day the network announced it was minimizing his role on the show and changing the name to Kate Plus 8.
Jon states that both he and Kate both own the property where the show is being shot, that he has joint custody of the kids and that he is able to make decisions about their welfare.
According to Radar, Jon says he found out about the show’s name change in the media. He now says he believes it is not in the best interest of the children’s welfare to continue with production of the show.
Jon is currently in Los Angeles for a press tour and will be a guest on Larry King Live on Thursday.
UPDATE: TLC has now suspended production on Jon & Kate Plus 8. They gave the following statement -
“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…. Direct filming of the children has been currently suspended, pending further conversations between both parents.”
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A lot of changes are occurring in the Gosselin family following the public divorce of Jon and Kate Gosselin after 10 years of marriage and eight kids.
On Tuesday, TLC announced that the show will be renamed Kate Plus Eight, beginning Nov. 2, reports US Weekly. As usual, the show will continue to focus on the lives of the young Gosselin twins and sextuplets, but will now also focus on Kate’s role as a single mother.
“Given the recent changes in the family dynamics, it only makes sense for us to refresh and recalibrate the program to keep pace with the family,” TLC president Eileen O’Neill said in a statement. “The family has evolved and we are attempting to evolve with it; we feel that Kate’s journey really resonates with our viewers.”
A source tells PEOPLE, “Given Jon’s recent antics, there was no way the show could continue to portray him as a doting Dad, not while all this other crap was going on.” Those recent antics include dating 22 year old Hailey Glassman, and the most recent one occurring this weekend when he decided to add Hailey’s name to the official Gosselin family website. Hailey’s name has since been removed.
The show’s rating continues to decline weekly. The show premiered with a whopping 9.8 million viewers but now has fallen to a season-low of 1.7 million.
Earlier this month, Kate appeared on The View as a guest host and recently filmed a pilot for a daytime talk show with Paula Deen.
“I’ve been given the gift of gab, so why not use it?” she said at a women’s conference earlier this month.
Jon was also reported to be shopping around for a reality show called The Divorced Dads Club, costarring Michael Lohan, among others.
Hailey’s name was placed in the “Meet the Gosselin Family” section of the site, sixgosselins.com.
“Please Note: Hailey Glassman does not have a Facebook account at all. Her official Twitter account is HaileyGlassman1 and Jon’s is JonGosselin1,” it now reads.
This is not a smart move on Jon’s part considering that both Kate and Hailey have been at each other’s throats.
After Kate Gosselin recently complained on “The View” that Jon introduced their young kids to Hailey, she used Twitter to shoot back, “I was never at Jon and Katezilla’s house nor did I meet the children.”
Mean while, Kate attended the 8th annual “Stars, Stripes and Skates ICEtravaganza” in Danbury, Conn., this weekend. Despite all the family drama, Kate says, she is doing great.
Asked how she is doing these days, she told Usmagazine, “Great, thanks.”
UPDATE – As of 09/29/2009, Hailey’s name is no longer on the site, likely due to all the backlash received.
It seems like both JonandKate Gosselin enjoy being in the tabloids. The he-said she-said conflict between Jon and Kate continues and there is no sign of it ending anytime soon. After Kate appeared on The View as a guest host, she gave an ambiguous answer about Jon allowing girlfriend, Hailey Glassman to meet their eight kids. Jon is now responding in the media, and denies any claims of Hailey ever meeting the kids.
“I’ve never brought Hailey to meet the kids,” he tells E! News, “nor do I plan on doing that anytime soon.”
Similarly, Hailey denied the rumors on her Twitter page, writing “I was never at Jon and Katezilla’s house nor did I meet the children, And nor am I in a rush to… When the truth finally comes out, the public owes Jon and I a HUGE apology, until then keep hating n being blinded, Bunch of Helen Keller’s.”
BTW: Because Helen Keller was known for being such a “hater.“
A source close to both Jon and Hailey tells E! that Jon asked Kate where she’d heard about the “Hailey-meets-kids scenario”. Kate responded that she saw it “in the tabloids.” The source added, Jon will consider introducing the kids to Hailey “at the appropriate time” once the divorce is finalized.
There’s a major twist in the Jon andKate Gosselin saga and it has left Kate crying.
Just when you thought it couldn’t get any worse. Jon recently informed Kate that he wants to bring girlfriend,Hailey Glassman to their Pennsylvania home very soon to spend time with their children, RadarOnline learned exclusively.
According to her pal, Kate was devastated by the news and cried hysterically. Kate wants Jon to reconsider introducing the kids to girlfriend, Hailey, because she thinks it’s hard enough that the kids have to deal with the divorce. In addition, Kate thinks adding a parent’s new romantic interest into the equation right now is simply too much for Kate the kids.
It seems like its pay back time for Jon – any opportunity to make Kate miserable.
“I think Jon is incredibly insensitive for doing this,” Kate’s pal from Pennsylvania told RadarOnline. “This came out of nowhere. It took Kate totally by surprise.”
A source familiar with the Jon & Kate Plus 8 stars says, “Jon thinks Kate is a big drama queen and turns on the tears to get sympathy.” Jon was unsympathetic to Kate crying.
In an ABC interview earlier this week, Jon said he despises Kate and loves Hailey more than he ever loved his wife.