Jon Gosselin Gets Fired From His Own Show
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Doesn’t this guy ever get enough publicity?! Last night he showed up on Larry King Live (with his new attorney of course) and both of them put forth such a spin on the situation, that even the venerable and pandering Mr. King had to take pause.
According to that aforementioned ‘mouthpiece’, Mark Jay Heller, Gosselin now sees TLC as a “monster” that has greedily cashed in on his family and even partially caused the breakdown of his marriage with Kate. Apparently Mr. Heller has chosen to disregard the fact that his client has clearly cashed in on the show (plus apparently become very popular with the ladies).
“TLC and Discovery have been reported to have generated approximately $186 million dollars for the quarter — compliments of the Gosselin family, and Jon firmly believes that their greed to continue that cash flow will be trumped by his courage and determination to protect his family,” Heller concluded.
And it gets even more sordid (and juicy). This all happened after TLC recently let it be known that the show was going to be renamed Kate Plus Eight. It was at that time, (although Mr. Heller claims differently) that TLC was forced to stop filming after the production staff was banned from the family home. Jon Gosselin asked TLC to stop filming his children and to leave his property just days after the network renamed the show.
“Jon is resolved not to allow the TLC corporate machine to devour his family and promote the monster’s best interests over those of his family,” Heller said Thursday in a statement. Heller also said the production deal for Jon & Kate Plus 8 does not carry over into the newly titled Kate Plus Eight, and it therefore requires “the acquiescence and consent not only of Kate Gosselin but Jon Gosselin.” Heller’s spin also expressed confidence that Jon “will be completely successful in his quest to take back control of his family and preserve, protect and ensure their future well-being by putting the brakes on his divorce and pulling the plug on TLC, the media giant that he perceives as a monster that has exploited and manipulated his family and has been partially responsible for the breakdown of his marriage.”
The cable channel didn’t just sit by, but fired back in a statement: “Despite Jon Gosselin’s repeated self-destructive and unprofessional actions, he remains under an exclusive contract with TLC. Direct filming of the children has been currently suspended, pending further conversations between both parents.” TLC also went on record saying it was “deeply disappointed at his continued erratic behavior.”
For her part, Kate hasn’t said much (which in and of itself is hard to believe) being quoted as saying she is “saddened and confused by Jon’s public media statements,” adding “he never expressed any concerns to her about their children’s involvement in the show.”
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