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Jon Gosselin does damage control on Larry King

by Jane Boursaw, posted Oct 2nd 2009 8:30AM
Jon Gosselin on Larry King
What a mess the whole Jon & Kate Plus 8 Minus 1 debacle is. Apparently, after learning that TLC was moving forward with a revamped show named Kate Plus 8, Jon demanded through his lawyers that the show cease production immediately or face criminal charges.

A letter from his attorney noted, "In the event that anyone enters the marital property, Jon Gosselin will notify the local authorities to effectuate police action against any trespassers." Keep in mind that Jon seemed fine with the kids being on the show last week, when he was still a big part of the show and was, in fact, filming an episode with the kids.

Gosselin and his lawyer were on Larry King Live last night stating his case. Kate's lawyer was also present via screen. From what I can gather, Jon says he wants to pull his kids off the TV show and work things out as a family. He says that while he and Kate know they will never be married again, they will always be mom and dad, and they should work together for the good of the kids.

He also claims that TLC had issued a letter saying if either Kate or Jon felt the show was detrimental to the kids, they would stop production. Well, Jon is saying it's detrimental to the kids now (though, again, apparently it wasn't detrimental last week).

Check out the Larry King video and leave comments below.

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Diane Phillips

Some of you could not be watching the same show if you think Jon was involved much in this marraige! In a marriage there is always one that leads and keeps things going. Kate is great at that and had to tell Jon what to do alllll the time. She keeps everything under control and that is what makes them such an interesting family. I think the kids are wonderful and are always happy when their mother is keeping them.

The news media always tried to make her look like the bad parent, so the show would be more interesting.

Jon has bought two expensive cars, traveled, a pad in New York, wouldn't a good dad have stayed close by so he would be near the children?

Oh, he loves his children alright, but he loves himself more! If Kate leaves it is for the children, trying to make money for their future, I know she is very afraid and I don't blame her.

If the children turn out ok, it will definetly be because they have had a good mother.

October 08 2009 at 12:44 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
anno domini


October 06 2009 at 3:11 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Originally, I liked Jon and did feel that Kate was hard on him. Eventually, I realized it was because he is just to imature to step up and be a good dad. Now, he is just proving the point over and over. At this point, I think very little of his actions are motivated by much more than self interest.

As for the comments that the series is bad for the kids, I would have to question that. If you look at what their lives were like at the start of the show and what they are like now you have to wonder. The kids get to spend more time with their parents (who don't have to work as much to pay the bills) and get to do things that they never would have otherwise. Yes, they have to do photo-ops, but they have gotten to do a lot of things that most families could only dream of because of the show.

At this point, I wish Kate and the kids best of luck. I would have to say that Kate really does seem to be trying to do what is the best for the kids. Remember, if she stops the show, writing books, etc, then the kids end up packed into a small house living off welfare because without the publicity, it would be very hard for Kate to make enough money to support them in anything like the way that they live now.

October 05 2009 at 12:22 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Jon has always been the more patient and easygoing parent. And spouse, for that matter. Mrs. Gosselin doesn't understand this yet, but Jon stayed with her longer than any other man ever would.
She broke up the marriage a year ago by handing Jon a document that stated her terms for separate lives. Jon got depressed, tried to talk her into getting couples therapy, couldn't budge her an inch, and THEN started going on by himself. That is when he started to meet younger people and getting photographed.
And what was Kate doing in the meantime? She was off with her bodyguard on one business trip after another, drumming up deal$ based on her children. She is the parent who exploited them. TLC worked around her schedule so she could get a lot of air time. I guess TLC admires her take-no-prisoners style as wife and mother.
TLC has been dishonest throughout with the viewers. The producers and film crews knew how bad things were, but wanted to keep raking in the money. The winners are TLC and Kate, always in cahoots for the money; the losers are Jon and the children.

October 05 2009 at 3:20 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
1 reply to Lucy's comment

you are really out of the ball park!!! jon is an party boy and likes to drink that was one of the problems that kate had with him. drinking, not working,did he not get hair plugs and a new clothes. she is out promoting the show and by the way she was working on weekends as a nurse to support the family.

October 05 2009 at 1:03 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

I was all on board with him last year when he felt the family should stop filming. However, he never called out for a legal cease and desist, even when his marriage crumbled. Yet, once TLC actually dropped him from the roster he cried foul. If he had done this last year (either pulling himself out, the kids, or both) when he still had a moral leg to stand on, I would've been with him. But, now, I do agree with the TLC producers that his actions are slightly immature -

October 02 2009 at 1:58 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Maybe once the kids are all in school, Kate can meet another man that she will verbally abuse and have 8 more babies that she can make millions off of. She's no different than the OctoMom.

October 02 2009 at 12:15 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

I think the show will be pretty pointless once all the kids are in school. Just let the show end and maybe check in with them once a year or so for a special.


October 02 2009 at 11:51 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

I don't care what his motives are. Taking those kids off of TV during the divorce is a GOOD thing. Kids don't belong on reality TV.

BTW, he claims he started the process to end the show weeks ago. Who knows if it is true, but it should be easy to prove.

October 02 2009 at 9:52 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Amazing the way this man can talk out of both sides of his mouth. Filming his kids is fine as long as he's getting paid too, but cut him out of the money and everything has to stop. What exactly does he do to support his family? I don't recall a job the last few years. TLC has paid his family's bills and enabled him to jet set all over the world with his girlfriend. I figure he should be grateful to them. He "detests" his wife, is in love with his twenty something year old girlfriend, and spends his time partying. But now he wants to work on his family and halt the divorce. It's all about the money.Too late to try and convince us you're a good dad now, John. Too little, too late.

October 02 2009 at 9:45 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
1 reply to Robub's comment

He does care about the kids. And she did treat him like some sort of sub species of human - go watch the entire series.

And his girlfriend probably paid for him to "jet set around the world". Kate is the one that started wearing designer Clothers(Ed Hardy hardly counts as designer...ugh) and likes taking vacations on TLCs dime. Every damn episode is about a vacation of some sort.

Neither is better, but Kate's hair is terrible. That's my biggest issue with all of this. That stupid hair.

October 02 2009 at 11:10 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

I don't care what his reasons are for stopping the show, even if they are petty or vindictive. The show *is* detrimental to those kids. They need to learn how to be kids who don't have cameras in their faces 24-7.

October 02 2009 at 9:43 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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George McBain

Agree with ctoan.

I don't know anything about the show other than what I read, but I have always found this and other reality shows in bad taste when people under the age of adulthood are a main focus.

October 02 2009 at 10:03 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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