Kate Plus 8 Finished Before Starting?

Jon Gosselin tossed a wrench into TLC's plans to re-launch Jon and Kate Plus 8 as Kate Plus 8 in November. Jon claims he does not want his children filmed and that the exploitation of their childhood needs to end.

Jon Gosselin stops Kate Plus 8 camerasOn October 1, TLC announced that it had suspended filming certain scenes of the Gosselin series (whatever title it goes by next). Jon Gosselin wrote a letter to TLC executives at the end of this week demanding that all crews cease to be allowed in his children's Pennsylvania home.

The letter arrived at TLC on the same day that Jon was pushed aside by the network for their new Kate Plus 8.

TLC issued a statement in response to Jon Gosselin's request:

"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. 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."

Jon Gosselin goes for the throat

Jon Gosselin's lawyer, Mark J Heller released the following statement hours after TLC's October 1 statement:

"As legal counsel for Jon Gosselin, I am totally confident that he 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.

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.

TLC and Discovery have been reputed 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."

Where the Gosselin saga goes from here is anyone's guess. If any pop culture wizard out there can predict where this bizarro yellow-brick road is going, they are doing no better than throwing darts at story ideas on a dartboard.

Read on for more Gosselin news

Jon Gosselin plays hard ball with TLC
Jon Gosselin puts brakes on divorce
TLC sends Jon to the curb with new Kate Plus 8

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Comments on "Jon Gosselin tells TLC: no filming kids"

stacy October 04, 2009 | 2:15 PM

Jon is such a litle, litle man. He has done everything from lying to make things sound better than they are with him. One show Jon and Kat went on vacation and kate was had extrem sun burn and he made a remark about HE felt find and with litle concern for his wife. I think Joh is Scumb of the earth even though we see katis not so good sides, I believe she is real. Jon is a fake. In an interview he said that he was shocked when Katie told him it was over.How ever he could not get out of the house fast enough and when he can back to spend time with the children he said he could not waight to leave the place because he felt sufacated. I strongly think Katie should be asked to do a show on other people's problems/ a show that she can help others going through things. I hope her well and we are praying for her and the kids but not jon- the onlu people he cares about is jon( with a little j). He is so scummy I don't believe a word he says.

whatatool October 04, 2009 | 12:20 PM

Is the best thing for his children emptying the joint bank account...lol what a tool!!!! what is Kate supposed to take care of the kids with now, their money?

tim October 03, 2009 | 7:31 PM

Jon is a better parent and should have full custody of his kids.

Colleen October 03, 2009 | 7:30 PM

Is Jon planning on finding a real job to help support his children? I use to feel bad for him because Kate could be very belittling. Now having seen him in action maybe she got tired of having a ninth child to raise. Jon needs to grow up. Show or no show he has certainly not shown much character and responsibility in the parenting department and I feel his latest move has little to do with his children's well-being and more to do with vindictiveness and a bruised ego.

nancy October 03, 2009 | 7:29 PM

Kudos to Jon. TLC has benefited greatly by this show. Kate Gosselin is a total greedy b***h and only cares about herself. She is a no talent who will continue to exploite her children for her fame. She has made enough money to raise and live comfortably with her children, but thats not good enough for her. She is NOT a good mother and needs to be taken out of the spot light. Of course she will go on TV now after Jon, because control freak Kate must have the last word.

Denise October 03, 2009 | 5:30 PM

Jon is a TOOL!!!!!!!! He willfully allowed and financially benefited in the filming of THEIR family for years. I find it comical that now after all his bad behavior it is in the best interest of his children. When did they become HIS.....ridiculous. I hope TLC and Kate can put the screws to him. Jon knows his 15 minutes is over and it is all he has. I hope he does get a job and financially supports his eight children like a father should. He needs to stop sleeping with multiple women and take care them first. Poor Hailey, you have no idea what you have put yourself in the middle of. Shame on her parents too...money doesn't buy brains, boobs maybe:( Walk away girl or run away.

Tara October 03, 2009 | 4:57 PM

Jon did the best thing for his children.

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