October 1st, 2009
12:52 PM ET

Jon Gosselin tries to shut down "Jon & Kate"!

Jon Gosselin has had it, and he isn't going to take it anymore! Jon just sent a cease and desist order to TLC demanding it stop production of the show and leave his property. This comes just two days after TLC announced the show was being renamed “Kate Plus 8” and Jon filed papers halting his divorce proceedings.

Showbiz Tonight just received this statement from TLC:

“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.”

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  1. Linda Ellison

    Ummmmm, Kristen, you're wrong. It is in fact called Down's Syndrome. Please see: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Down_syndrome

    October 9, 2009 at 9:49 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Lisa

    Jon... rhymes with MORON... no coincidence there! Early on people could almost say, "poor Jon, Kate was so controlling, no wonder he was unhappy". But Jon's quickly revealed himself to be a JERK, while Kate has displayed the upmost level of CLASS throughout this whole ordeal. Jon is having an early mid-life crisis, hence the womanizing, and he's only concerned with getting back at everyone, hence the crap he's trying to pull with yanking the kids off the show. He still doesn't have his stuff together and still looks like an idiot. Why would TLC want to support him when he's carrying himself so poorly? Kate, you're so much better off without this idiot! Kudos to you for taking the high road and staying focused on earning a living and on your children rather than being out partying it up like Jon is. Jon, grow the *bleep* up!!!

    October 7, 2009 at 7:12 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Kathy

    15 minutes of fame plus 8 is over!!!! Enough already. Thousands
    of divorcing couples go through the same pain and frustrations.
    They have the celebrity status to get them through this. Grow up!

    October 7, 2009 at 8:51 am | Report abuse |
  4. Julie

    I do not see how filming the family maybe once a week is harming the children. They get to do fun things with their mother. She plans special events with her kids. I only wish I had the free time (and money) to do all of the things she does with her kids. I have several children and cannot imagine how much more money it takes to raise EIGHT kids! The kids clearly are loved, fed well, receive excellent medical care (by evidence of episodes showing dental visits, etc.) . So what if this is a job to support the family. Where else could they make the kind of money it takes to support a family of this size.
    If Jon would not have acted like such a whining parent all the time, then Kate would not have had to be so snappy to him. I don't know anyone who is gitty happy 24 hours a day. Let's be real. What couple doesn't argue and bicker about many issues. Just most people you don't hear about because they aren't on tv. People are used to seeing the children and are genuinely interested in seeing how a family this size functions. Let Kate film without Jon and don't watch if you are Kate or Jon haters.

    October 5, 2009 at 2:27 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Kosh

    Ok ENOUGH!!!!!!
    All of you are acting like these people Really Mean something to you.
    Lets be honest none f you really care about these two people or their children and if you walked up to them on the street they would ignore you. Enough is enough Let them live their lives and move on the show is over let it go!!!! If you really CARED about these Children which from what ive readn 90% of you dont. you would Support johns desicion to end the Show who cares what the motives are at least it will give the kids time to grow upo and Possibly POSSIBLY have a non insane Childhood. but that is you really cared about these kisd which most of you commenting on this dont So let the show Die TLC go away and leave these kids alone. and let the parents Settle this whole Thine Like Adults. from the looks of it Neither is wanting to do that. GROW UP BOOTH OF YOU !!! whats more importaint A stupid SHow or your Kids if its the Show Then you are the worst Parents EVER!!!

    October 3, 2009 at 8:03 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Tammy

    The kids have money put up for them and Jon and Kate have their sports car and clothes and hve rubbed elbows with thr rich and famous. The kids won't remember half of wht they did do Jon and kate should shut down the production of their lives and get back to living. I was 1 of eight. My parents both worked as we got older we got part time jobs to buy our first car, we watched the other kids, we had a babysitter that stayed with us after school till one parent got off work. Hey I even heard that nurses and IT guys could work something other that 9-5.
    The editing of the show now shows a kinder gentler kate...I don't believe it for a minute.

    October 3, 2009 at 5:27 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Annie Gardner

    This is unreal I am so disappointed in TLC for even keeping the show on the air. It has been proven that the whole last year of the show was all for show,not a bit of truth in any word that Jon or Kate says. The renewing thier vows was all for the show and the money, PULL THE PLUG TLC!!!!!

    October 2, 2009 at 9:39 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Deborah Miller

    I think Jon is going through "male menopause" and now he doesn't know what to do, because he's going to lose his "cash cow".
    He has put his feet into his mouth and he is looking like a total IDIOT!
    He started to believe that he was bigger than Kate and the kids and then he goes out and spends all this money on crap he doesn't need.
    What was the car he just bought that he said he would need for winter in PA. That's a joke too, I'm from Pa and I know that corner of the state doesn't get enough snow that a good front wheel or all wheel drive car wouldn't get him where he's going safely. You know maybe a nice Chevy Tahoe, or a Ford Escape, since they won't all fit in the new vehicle these might be better.
    Grow up already!!!!!!

    October 2, 2009 at 7:54 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Ridi36

    If you watched LKL last night they actually show a clip of Jon making this big long speech to the papi cameras while he sits in his car only a COUPLE OF MONTHS ago , about how the TLC cameras aren't bad for the children and they're used to them, they're even GOOD for the kids. Now that he's realized that he's not needed to make the show he cries foul. Since the beginning of this mess I do not believe he has at one time had the benefit of the children in mind. Not once. Esp when he's out bedding anything that glances his way. He needs this show in order to maintain his lifestyle of taking "the love of his life" to France, buying her jewelry hanging out w/Christian Audgier (or whatever his name is) AND now Lindsay Lohan's dad, plus having his NY apartment. PUHLEASE he is clearly a publicity hound, wants the attention and the money all for himself. I hope the UNEMPLOYED father of 8 finds a job and supports them now that's he's trying to take the only source of income for the kids away since he can no longer have his way. Grow up, indeed.

    October 2, 2009 at 6:02 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Brandi

    Jon seems determined to self distruct and to take everyone with him! I can't understand why Jon thinks he can say one thing one mintue then turn around and completely contradict himself the next. Apparently Kate has a better PR person then Jon does! Kate watches what she says, makes sure it can't come back to bite her in the ass later, BUT Jon just says whatever whenever it sutes his situation and doesn't care if it will harm him later. Jon needs to get him a PR person or fire the one he has and get a new one!
    I think Jon is self distructing and Kate is being fony.

    October 2, 2009 at 5:52 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Nichelle

    I hope he realizes that he has to go get a "real" job. Hanging out in Vegas & at Hollywood parties wont pay the bills or feed his kids.

    October 2, 2009 at 5:37 pm | Report abuse |
  12. sera

    Of course his reasons for doing this are completely self-serving but in this case the ends justify the means. Those kids need to start living some semblance of a normal life. The cameras really should leave...

    October 2, 2009 at 4:56 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Becky

    Uh...spell check Jon. Which one of your bimbo's printed that sign up for you!
    Kate....let him keep the house....move you and the kids to another. You will find if you share it, you will have to keep dealing with his bs!

    October 2, 2009 at 3:43 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Merle

    I saw Jon Gosselin on Larry King and could not get over his narcissistic attitude. He said "I want" over and over again, actually causing me to lose count of the number of times he used the "I" word. I'm not a fan of reality shows, so I had never heard of Jon & Kate plus 8 until this started. Neither of these people would be my choice for parents of the year but he is absolutely disgusting. He has told so many lies about his affairs and now his behaviors are coming back at him so he accuses everyone else of lying. Jon Gosselin is nothing but a parasite and Kate plus 8 is better off without him.

    October 2, 2009 at 2:26 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Getaclue

    I don't have a problem with him calling halt to the show. What I think is telling is that he waited until he was kicked off to do it. What is the motivation behind the halt – it must be crystal clear to any one with a brain. It's the old – if I can't play, I am taking my ball and going home.

    Go away Jon – your time is done!

    October 2, 2009 at 12:21 pm | Report abuse |
  16. Getaclue

    Says he hates the media attention but continues to do the show, until of course, he is no longer going to be on the show!

    Everyone initially said they felt sorry for him because he was bossed around. Well, grow some and then stand up for yourself! I think he was bossed because the show really should have been "Kate plus nine"

    What a loser! He needs to reject whomever is advising him – because they don't have a clue and or any sense of timing and then he needs to go away!

    October 2, 2009 at 12:14 pm | Report abuse |
  17. selena

    "Just Saying" , I'm a woman and I say Bravo to your post!

    October 2, 2009 at 10:16 am | Report abuse |
  18. Shellie

    They two are both immature unrealistic self serving egotistical brats!

    TAKE IT OFF THE AIR COM{PLETELY...let those kids be kids, not clowns in a media circus!

    October 2, 2009 at 2:45 am | Report abuse |
  19. Kristine

    I cant believe this jerk is doing this, hes so stupid. He needs to make up his mind. Once he sees hes not gonna be getting his fair share cut of the money then he wants to halt the divorce and send tlc packing... are yo kidding me? Get a life dude, and stop being a money hungry jerk and worry about your family instead of fralicking around with all these woman and making yourself look like a man whore. Seriously... grow up.

    October 2, 2009 at 1:57 am | Report abuse |
  20. A mom

    I would like to know how Jon Gosselin hanging out with the "Girls Gone Wild" Creator is a good moral judgement ? Also I have yet to hear Jon's plan on paying for these kids college and ensuring their future. His partying and womanizing is sure not helping their future.

    October 2, 2009 at 1:14 am | Report abuse |
  21. Charmaine Nooskii

    Hi...I have a comment about everything that has been said between the lawyer of kate and jon.
    I too comes from a split family and the judges decision of the childrens best interests is to keep the children out of the disscusion and expose them of what is going on between two adults.
    For Kate to keep filming at a time like this can be detrimental. For the children may not witness what is giong on now...but one day they will grow up and realize that " hey, why would our parents go so public about such a tragic time in our families lives" that TLC as well as the tabloids/ poparazi should have some consideration and just voluntarly put the show on hold until everything is finalized. To put the children first the parents have to stop going public about everything that is going on. All our children are affected with what goes on in their family life. If they aren't feeling anything now...some time in the future long term issues will arise. So even know some of Jons statements aren't very clear to me.... at some point he is correct I feel. The older twins are old enough to read and to see their father being bashed at can hurt or confuse the children. Understanding it will be a long tough process for the children. Please I say....put everything on hold.

    October 2, 2009 at 12:59 am | Report abuse |
  22. Julie

    Way to go Jon!!! I hope the 2 of you get over yourselves and get back to what is truely important...Both of you have acted poorly..Kate just doesn't get her pics taken like you do. She is messing around..sounding off like you are the bad guy..Well I watched the show and saw how she could be a real witch and you didn't bite her head off..The money has turned the both of you into UGLY people. I remember the first 2 years of your show was so loving and uplifting..now it is like a bad written script..Dump the spotlite and get back to being parents...Before you know it your babies willl be grown and not very proud of you...Im sure there are millions still praying you save the wonderful gift God has given you..My prayer is that God will help you to do the right thing for all 10 of you..I will pray for you..I would like to view you are PRETTY people again..Best Wishes

    October 1, 2009 at 11:25 pm | Report abuse |
  23. Barry

    Jon don't put up with anymore of Kate's crap. Those are your kids too and your show. I say stop the show and let them know who's boss..

    October 1, 2009 at 11:22 pm | Report abuse |
  24. Paul Pilgrim

    OK now that all they problems are out in the public where does it stop. I think all of the family should stop and get out of the show business its not craked up for everyone.

    October 1, 2009 at 11:19 pm | Report abuse |
  25. virginia

    TLC was good enough for all of his free trips. douche bag is too good of a word for him. If he would have done this right after he split with kate. It would be different. He is making it obvious he is upset by being unemployed.

    October 1, 2009 at 11:19 pm | Report abuse |
  26. olivia jimenez

    the guy is no good. kate is so much better off. maybe she was bossy but this guy is a ..................

    October 1, 2009 at 11:02 pm | Report abuse |
  27. dawn Dean

    I hope the Show stays on...And when it does...It WILL be...Kate plus 8
    Goodbye to the Hateful Jon

    October 1, 2009 at 10:51 pm | Report abuse |
  28. dawn Dean

    I didn't realize just how Mean and Spitful Jon really was until I saw him on Larry King...Jon need Mental Help...He pulled the plug on a show that was supporting his lazy Butt. and feeding his kids....Kate will move on...She will get another show..but Jon's days are numbered...Now he has to find a job...What a dumb Move on his part!

    October 1, 2009 at 10:48 pm | Report abuse |
  29. liz

    Way to go John, what a dumb a–. Oh yeah its ok to go out while you are still married, party, drink and sleep around now the show fires you, i wonder why, and you want it stopped. You say you despise your wife and found your soulmate well guess what go get a job and she better too, to help you pay child support, you just cut the hand that feeds you. You say kate was mean to you and degrading get a grip you have 8 kids you have to be agressive not a weak little lamb like you are. I never watched the show consistently but you brought so much negativity to your familie life, guess what I will watch Kate plus 8 as long as your not there.......What a moron...

    October 1, 2009 at 10:48 pm | Report abuse |
  30. Bill

    What a bunch of busybodies! Who cares about Kate and Jon? The only important ones are the children. The state should take custody of them to save them from their greedy, immature, emotionally unstable parents. Jeeesh!

    October 1, 2009 at 10:43 pm | Report abuse |
  31. Katie

    Unfortunately I will admit and won't deny the fact that Kate herself was very hard on John, but even so, It doesn't necessarily give him the right to despise her. After all she is the mother of his children.
    I find it very interesting due to the fact that John Gosselin is now deciding to halt the show, especially after tarnishing his image. If he honestly assumes by stopping post production is going to make him a better parent, he's highly mistaken.
    Theirs so much "Pro's and Con's" to the show that we must all take into consideration. If John and Kate plus 8 does stop airing, who will provide for the children? Especially in economic times? From my personal perspective, both parents are at fault for separation and the show.
    Due to John's and Kate's lack of communication, it has caused so many problematic issues within there family. It's quite disappointing that both parent's have their mind wrapped around "Money"
    For the sake of their children, this show should stop airing.....

    October 1, 2009 at 10:39 pm | Report abuse |
  32. francine

    I think its the smartest thing Jon has said or is trying to do in a long time..look how the show has messed them up this far..those kids will forever be changed and not necessarily in a good why by whats going on..i think Kate is very greedy at this point and likes all the lime light....of course TLC are all about the money do they really care about those kids..i really doubt it...

    October 1, 2009 at 10:10 pm | Report abuse |
  33. Arelene

    I feel that Jon is just doing this because he is not going to have the money to go out and party with his new girlfriend Hailey. I think Jon needs to grow up and quite acting like a teenager.I still can't understand why he even went to Hawaii and remarried Kate in front of his family if he felt the way he did!!!!! Is he going to return the ring and the trip to Paris that he bought for Hailey??

    October 1, 2009 at 9:50 pm | Report abuse |
  34. Debra Breaker

    I think it is sad that the children are in the middle of all this mess. i think Kate is thinking only of herself now that she has had a taste of fame. I'm with Jon and think that the show should be stopped due to all the media , the children surley are unable to have a normal live.

    October 1, 2009 at 9:46 pm | Report abuse |
  35. jb

    it is clear most women support kate and the men support jon. i think the network new long ago what was coming and sided with kate because she would have the kids full time. the show has change them BOTH! we should all support the kids in this and stop the madness! end the show.

    October 1, 2009 at 9:37 pm | Report abuse |
  36. Meggy

    What about the rights of the father? Can Kate get away with continuing to "exploit" these kids even if Jon says enough with the show? This is similar to the case in which the American father who is jailed for trying to rescue his kids in Japan because his bonehead wife took them back to her Country when she didn't have custody. Jon says enough is enough with this entire circus, and I think for the sake of everyone involved, the show should stop and let this family deal with everything privately. And let these kids grow up normally. Jon and Kate can go back to their original occupations and support these kids fine.

    October 1, 2009 at 9:32 pm | Report abuse |
  37. jb

    good for jon, kate treated him like crap for years. now she wants to cut him out of the money? they are only siding with kate because she has the kids. i think the show should just end. it has done enough damage already!

    October 1, 2009 at 9:29 pm | Report abuse |
  38. Casey

    Correct me if I'm wrong, but didn't a tsunami wipe out a good chunk of the Samoan population a couple of days ago? Then there was the earthquake in Indonesia that killed...what was it....oh yeah 1100 PEOPLE!!!! Did anyone on here read the article about the almost 70 unclaimed bodies in the Detroit morgue that nobody, including the city, can afford to bury? Is this what we have been reduced to? Arguing over some douchebag (Jon or Kate – take your pick) and a reality show about their life? I don't recall this much discussion and debate going on in my own house when my parent's got divorced. Not even amongst each other.

    October 1, 2009 at 8:56 pm | Report abuse |
  39. Suzanne

    Stop this show, and STOP taking advantage of those KIDS KATE.

    Jon for the first time is RIGHT...

    Cease and stop TLC

    Good for you Jon

    October 1, 2009 at 8:42 pm | Report abuse |
  40. lrltree

    there is another family show on TLC that is far from being 'as crazy' as the Gosselins. The Duggards or something. They seem to have some sort of religion in that house which makes things work for them. I've never once seen Jon and Kate speak or take their kids to a house of worship. And we all know that some sort of morals is needed in order to keep a marriage together and raise a family.

    October 1, 2009 at 8:01 pm | Report abuse |
  41. lrltree

    What does it mean that 'Jon filed papers halting his divorce proceedings'? Why would he do that?

    October 1, 2009 at 7:57 pm | Report abuse |
  42. leslie

    Jon is such a tool, duch bag, whatever you wanna cal him. I meanits one thing to not want to be with your wife anymore, but do you have to go on national tv andbash her? I can not belive he is saying kate wants to exploit her kids for a coupel of bucks. Has he not benifited from the money fromthe show. One more thing, why would you ever say I love haley more than i ever loved kate????? his kids are gonna one day see that and be upset. he needs to keep his big mouth shut!!

    October 1, 2009 at 7:14 pm | Report abuse |
  43. Stephanie

    And for those of you decrying that he's taking away Kate's only means of supporting the kids, let me remind you that before they chose to jump into the media fishbowl, she was a registered nurse and he was an IT tech – not exactly minimum-wage jobs. If they ever chose to wisely invest the money they made off the show and rejoin reality with normal jobs, I'm certain they'd be just fine.

    John needs to burn his Ed Hardy shirts and rechannel his midlife crisis into something a bit more age-appropriate than 23-year old blondes and Kate needs to get off her high horse and stop being the media martyr. They both are slinging mud and clearly don't give a damn who gets caught in the crossfire – mainly their kids.

    October 1, 2009 at 6:56 pm | Report abuse |
  44. Judy Phurrough

    Jon is clearly having a mental breakdown. He's no mental giant but this is too much even for an idiot like Jon. He's a pathetic chubby wannabe playboy who just killed the Golden Goose...and realized his mistake.

    October 1, 2009 at 6:56 pm | Report abuse |
  45. Stephanie

    How disappointing. I was hoping the statement released by TLC would read something like this:

    "We're about as fed up with these two self-involved twits as the rest of you. Show cancelled."

    October 1, 2009 at 6:48 pm | Report abuse |
  46. James Dotson

    Well its about time...way the go john. You're a daddy, act like it. Kick those
    hollywood liberals off your land and out of your life.
    The hollywood creeps have ruined your life..and marriage.
    Kates a beautiful women. Before this show, you and kate had a great
    life. Now maybe you can get kate back, and repair your marriage.

    October 1, 2009 at 6:35 pm | Report abuse |
  47. connie


    wow! they all said they were christians what is kate doing destoring her famliy jon is a great father he diD nothing wrong she drove him away...lets not forget the kids here they are his too...

    stop the show just STOP....CONNIE

    October 1, 2009 at 6:22 pm | Report abuse |
  48. Ingela Stern, Sweden

    It is really sad that a man who has gone trough so much trouble with his wife to have children and a big family, has so little regard for family values. I have seen the show here and even if I don't really agree with putting young children in front of a camera the way that it's done here, it is really sad to see a grown man act more childish than his kids are.
    It is time to grow up Jon!

    October 1, 2009 at 5:32 pm | Report abuse |
  49. David

    Good move by Jon. Why should he allow his house to be used in a fashion he does not agree with?

    October 1, 2009 at 5:26 pm | Report abuse |
  50. Susan from North Carolina

    Sad, this whole show use to be cute, but greed, immaturity, selfishness, has raised its head. Now who is the kids or kid? My niece who loves this show, I hope has quit, this will teach her how not to learn lifes lessons, how not to make a marriage work. How not to exploit any children. Both parents get a true job. Get out of the papers I call rags, quit using the media for both of your personal gains. That was the last when Jon pulled the parental rights card. TLC pull the show, this is too much for eight little children in PA.

    October 1, 2009 at 5:21 pm | Report abuse |
  51. Kristin

    Is anyone not tired of all this yet? I mean, Kate is loving all the attention, good, bad or indifferent and it seems Jon is the same. Come on, for once, these parents need to think about the kids and not how their next vacation is going to be paid for.

    October 1, 2009 at 5:12 pm | Report abuse |
  52. jackson

    If Kate didn't tell Jon what to do he would have stood there like a "lame fish". The man can't speak or think for himself. That's not Kate's fault. He changes his mind daily. All this filming was never a problem until he wanted out of the contract. I know Kate will be fine, she's a natural. I'm going to miss seeing those adorable kids. Jon is a major douche and I can't wait to see him fail.

    October 1, 2009 at 5:08 pm | Report abuse |
  53. Team Kate

    When everyone used to feel bad for Jon because of Kate's "bitchiness" I always said that she had to be a bitch or else Jon would be standing around doing nothing. Seriously, she HAD to tell him to get the kids dressed. After 4 years with 8 kids wouldn't you constantly be trying to help without having to be told. Any mom of 8 kids would be bitching with a father like him. And now look what he's done with his life. The only reason he seemed like a decent dad was because he had Kate constantly reminding him what a good dad does.

    October 1, 2009 at 5:07 pm | Report abuse |
  54. Cindy

    Jon wants the children on HIS reality show Divorced Dads and he can't because of the contract with TLC. He wants completely out of the TLC contract because he wants that new show of his. He also wants the kids to get paid but guess who that will go to. He only will get paid by TLC for his limited appearances per episode so thus his income goes way down. No more women, no more million dollar bachelor pad and boy will the women run away from him. Jon has stopped the production crew from TLC to force their hand to let him out of the contract so he doesn't have to stay exclusive with him. He flat out lied yesterday and it was only a publicity stunt until the legal papers could be presented. He doesn't care about Kate OR his children, only himself. Jon can't have this Divorced Dads he wants to star in without having the children on there ever so he is manipulating so the children gets paid for their appearances but he is "guardian" of the money. Unless he tries and nullify the TLC contract he is dead in the water with all his grand schemes.

    October 1, 2009 at 5:00 pm | Report abuse |
  55. Brandon

    Again celebrities (or so called celebrities) think that they are above morals, and just plain common sense. Jon you should be happy that TLC brought you and your family as much money as they have and you only have your self to blame.

    October 1, 2009 at 4:54 pm | Report abuse |
  56. Megan

    So this is what I think growing up and living in PA all my life, I think that this is the biggest drama I have ever witnessed!! John needs to grow the heck up and kate needs to stop being such a drama queen. I feel so bad for the kids. I know that they are little and don't understand it all but they have to know something is going on and it has to be hard on them. They say all the time this is for our kids but is it really? I think it's all about you two!! So if this is for the kids you will stop the show let them live their lives and try and re patch ur life.

    October 1, 2009 at 4:51 pm | Report abuse |
  57. candace

    I mean really, is there a bigger D-bag on the planet right now. Please just crawl under a rock and shut it.

    October 1, 2009 at 4:50 pm | Report abuse |
  58. Jeanne

    Now how will he pay for his new Mercedes and NY appartment?
    Kate will do just fine, but will probably have to pay alimony to this unemployed angry playboy.

    October 1, 2009 at 4:41 pm | Report abuse |
  59. Tami

    There goes his nest egg to keep his luxury appartment in N.Y. I'm still mad at him for giving the dogs back to the kennel.

    October 1, 2009 at 4:32 pm | Report abuse |
  60. Dictionary

    It's spelled misspelled.

    October 1, 2009 at 4:30 pm | Report abuse |
  61. Steph

    Clearly Jon Gosselin loves being in the limelight despite his recent lamentations about the paparazzi, etc. This show is his only source of income, at least the kind of income he is now used to, and he has bit the hand that has fed him way too many times. Go away Jon! You are SUCH a PHONY!!

    October 1, 2009 at 4:22 pm | Report abuse |
  62. Marta

    Kate is not a jerk!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    October 1, 2009 at 4:15 pm | Report abuse |
  63. Al S.

    What about her? It takes two to tango. She acts as if she's the victum. Did anyone see how she treated this man on national TV.

    October 1, 2009 at 4:09 pm | Report abuse |
  64. Perri

    His children have been supportig him via this TV show. Now that he is off, he will have to find a job and be self supporting. He is the one who left home and has found another female. Kate is still in the home with the children.

    October 1, 2009 at 4:09 pm | Report abuse |
  65. B

    Jon has every right to be involved in the show if it includes his children. Why shouldn't he? The production company is all of a sudden trying to treat Jon like an outsider in something he was involved in from the start. What do you expect? People should make money off of his children with the show, but he shouldn't share in that?

    I'm sure TLC thinks they are the hero's who gave this family everything they could have ever dreamed of and now Jon is acting up.... ooh, how dare he? Remember, Jon and Kate and their children have also given TLC something great. That family earned it and Jon is included in that family... divorced or not, they are also his children and he also still takes care of them.

    In sitcoms, sci-fi, comedy and other shows, you can create characters and you can write off characters. You can try and spin it anyway you want to, but you just can't write off Jon and alienate him from his children using the show. It is his family.

    Way to go TLC!!

    October 1, 2009 at 3:59 pm | Report abuse |
  66. Beth

    It is just too bad that TLC has trucks of cash from the show ESPECIALLY with all this "added drama" What happened to the show being about the kids? My four year old just loves the show and I refuse to let her watch it anymore. I really lost respect for these people when they, on one show, acutally taped over their kids personalize bookpacks as they were afraid the public would call out their name and they kids would run to them. HELLO NUT JOB: you are on TV, my four year old knows your kids names!!
    It is quite obvious that both Jon and Kate are doing this for money, why else would you want your personal life on EVERY magazine cover and continue to give interviews about your marriage?
    Jon and Kate are the result of themselves. I am so sick of hearing about their divorce. If the show was truly about
    PEOPLE: STOP WATCHING THIS SHOW. I BEG YOU. MAYBE IF WE ALL STOP WATCHING, THEY WILL GO AWAY......If TLC is truly interested in doing the right thing, rename the show "Gosselin eight" and show the kids with each parent. Otherwise, cancel the show and move on.......

    October 1, 2009 at 3:56 pm | Report abuse |
  67. Ingrid Mosley

    Don't believe the hype people. TLC is simply trying to revive interest and ratings for the show. Why would anyone be interested in a continuance of this farce? Doesn't anyone remember them renewing their vows in Hawaii last season when "in reality," they hadn't lived under the same roof for more than a year? They both share responsibility for the failure of this marriage. As a previous writer stated, Kate is just better at playing the victim and being the martyr!

    October 1, 2009 at 3:56 pm | Report abuse |
  68. jad31

    The only people watching this show, and others like it, are morons. TLC is no longer "The Learning Channel"; they've stooped to new lows. I don't watch this show or shows like it, and if TLC continues down this road, I won't be watching anything else they put on the air. TLC needs to dump these losers and concentrate on smart, intelligent programming like they used to.

    October 1, 2009 at 3:53 pm | Report abuse |
  69. WiL

    Ha Ha Ha... No Paycheck.. No Longer The Center Of Attention..

    Suck It Up, and get a Real Job.. Struggle with every day to day chores, and live pay check to paycheck like the rest of us.. And by the way.. Your no actor, so I would definatly start with bagging groceries.. oh that is going to hurt.. 7.50 a hour.. ouch.. No More Penthouse.. more like A One Bedroom In The Hood...

    Welcome to "Reality"

    October 1, 2009 at 3:52 pm | Report abuse |
  70. david

    man a poster said it all – the men are for the man and the woman are for the shrew – no one for the kids. all should be ashamed.
    whatever his motives it is the best thing for the kids.

    October 1, 2009 at 3:48 pm | Report abuse |
  71. car

    their 5 year olds are more mature than both of them.

    October 1, 2009 at 3:47 pm | Report abuse |
  72. Sabrina

    I used to feel sorry that Kate treated him like a kid, now i COMPLETELY understand why she did it! He acts like a kid, throwing a tantrum! GROW UP BUDDY!

    October 1, 2009 at 3:47 pm | Report abuse |
  73. Paula

    The sign Jon has posted on the gate of the property says it all in mispelled words. He is an idiot!

    October 1, 2009 at 3:43 pm | Report abuse |
  74. bostongem

    Well he better get off his lazy partying arse and get a real job because if they stop the show than he will be hit with alimony and child support! I use to feel so bad for Jon but now he shows what a crybaby he is....so JON go get a JOB because you will pay out the nose now baby!

    October 1, 2009 at 3:41 pm | Report abuse |
  75. Paula

    @Kelly Jon is not trying to get order into his lap he is trying to wreck Kate and the kids lives even more than he already has. He announced on national television that he despised her and now he has halted the divorce for 90 days according to his manager to try and reconcile with his wife but he is in love with Haley. this dude needs a psych ward quick!

    October 1, 2009 at 3:40 pm | Report abuse |
  76. david

    I thnk we get whats goin gon the imasculated is sticking it to the emasculator. In english- John is sticking it to kate.

    October 1, 2009 at 3:38 pm | Report abuse |
  77. Amanda

    What a jerk! He just needs to sit back, shut up, and stop acting like an idiot. Every time he surfaces, he is doing something that makes himself look bad and Kate look good. I feel so sorry for the kids and Kate. I was pro Jon until he started acting like a playboy and now and idiot!

    October 1, 2009 at 3:35 pm | Report abuse |
  78. david

    46-Caliber–ha no doubt. or maybe after the
    Obama poll they are afraid to use their app again. haha couldnt resist.

    October 1, 2009 at 3:35 pm | Report abuse |
  79. whynot

    I cant believe how many people on here dont know what he is doing.

    October 1, 2009 at 3:34 pm | Report abuse |
  80. LC

    I applaud Jon for leaving Kate, however; his behavior since the separation has been very selfish. Flaunting around with another woman (his wife's doctor's daughter), speaking publicly abouthhe despise the mother of his children, showing abslutely no remorse for Kate or his kids. Kate is not the victim, however, she has maintained dignity and handled herself very well through out this ordeal. Jon did NOT cancel the show for his kids' sake he canceled the show because he got kicked off. He's prolonging the divorce just to see if he can get some more gravy off the train before it leaves the station.

    October 1, 2009 at 3:33 pm | Report abuse |
  81. 46-Caliber

    C'mon CNN....Poll-meisters.....where's the Poll?: Should TLC permanently end production of "Jon & Kate plus 8" or any variation?

    October 1, 2009 at 3:33 pm | Report abuse |
  82. Sean

    I think we all (TLC included) need to step away, and give this family the space they need.....this family is hurting.

    October 1, 2009 at 3:32 pm | Report abuse |
  83. david

    Mary Reiter – your comment doesnt work not to be crass but they arew millionaires I think her kids are supported. Call it what is-exploitation. She is so greedy that she see's her kids and her situation as a cash cow. I dont think she cares as much about her kids as she does her limelight.

    October 1, 2009 at 3:30 pm | Report abuse |
  84. Karen Ward

    This man continues to think with his hormones, blaming everyone but himself for his problems. I would hate to see the show go off the air and will continue to watch Kate and the kids. I have no desire to watch Jon and his inflated ego. TLC has done the right thing. Without his money and publicity, how may 23 y.o. females can dipstick get.

    October 1, 2009 at 3:28 pm | Report abuse |
  85. Ystap

    Jon & Kate's kids shouldn't be living their lives on TV, but Jon did NOT have the cease and desist order sent to TLC to protect his children. Without a doubt, Jon thinks only of himself, and is only interested in stopping the filming because he's been mostly cut out of it and TLC has renamed the show "Kate plus 8". There have not been any actions on Jon's part since he and Kate announced their separation that has demonstrated that he has character, class, or any thoughts towards the best interests of his children.

    October 1, 2009 at 3:28 pm | Report abuse |
  86. david

    Jon is a looser thats with a capital “L ”
    What woman in their right mind would want him these days ?

    Ha let me gues you are probably part of the LGBT huh,. kate is a shrew theres video evidence its called john and kate +8.

    do you really blame im for living a litle after being let out from under her dress?

    October 1, 2009 at 3:27 pm | Report abuse |
  87. Mary Reiter

    Isn't it obvious now why Kate was so bitchey before their separation? She knew what we didn't see and didn't want to see. He has no class and it is clear that he is a low life. Kate should be allowed to support their children since Jon apparently has no interest in that aspect of their childrens' lives. Just allow him to troll NYC or wherever in search of his next victim. Kate certainly isn't perfect but at least she has shown some class in not responding to his daily childish diatribe. Thank heavens TLC can see through all this and I look forward to watching how Kate manages the children's futures. Those children need someone honorable on which to depend.

    October 1, 2009 at 3:23 pm | Report abuse |
  88. Kel

    This entire situation is so screwed up. Those poor kids!

    And to you people who are so against the show and can't believe that people are taking the time to watch a reality show like this, it clearly touched a nerve with you if you are taking the time to comment on this whole ordeal. Stop acting like you don't know or care who these people are.

    As humans, we worry about our own presence. That is what makes reality shows work in this day and age. The drama and hook-ups are what producers make the shows about because we have repeatedly told them that this is what we like to watch! So don't start bad-mouthing it now.

    I do think, however, that the show should be cancelled for the kid's sake. We can already start to see how Maddy and Cara are acting out, so just think about the other younger 6 ones.

    Quit using your children to make money, and maybe you'll finally have some peace back in you lives again.

    October 1, 2009 at 3:20 pm | Report abuse |
  89. Just Sayin'

    I find it funny that a large majority of posts by women (at least by what they say their name is) are just having a field day with slamming on Jon. Not to say the man doesn't deserve it, of course, but a majority of (what appears to be) men has said how the show just needs to be cancelled and how both parents are ruining their children's lives. Hey ladies: maybe get over your 'women-power!' bs you feel towards Kate and listen to the men on this one. Who cares if this show continues? Besides TLC, who's just making a boat-load of money off of it. How about this? STOP THE SHOW FOR THE SAKE OF THE KIDS. That is what you should be posting on here and calling for TLC to do. Find a new show to get your vouyeristic pleasures from. Maybe one that doesn't involve small children?

    October 1, 2009 at 3:20 pm | Report abuse |
  90. Anton

    I think this show is overrated and disgusting. This show is just about a married (soon to be ex) couple manipulating thier children for thier own benefit. Nobody seems to care about what the children think and how this will affect them in the long term. Pathetic.

    October 1, 2009 at 3:20 pm | Report abuse |
  91. Lori - PA

    What about the kids?

    October 1, 2009 at 3:20 pm | Report abuse |
  92. Brenda

    Jon – seriously – are you really that stupid that you would cut off the hand that feeds you? Apparently so. You're about to get your last 15 minutes of fame and then no one will remember you – even your kids!

    October 1, 2009 at 3:20 pm | Report abuse |
  93. Kristen

    Sal, your comment was incredibly disrespectful! Let me guess, you are probably a racist person as well.... Please do not breed. Also, it is "Down Syndrome," NOT "Down’s syndrome!"

    Sal October 1st, 2009 2:41 pm ET
    "What’s wrong with his face? Does he have Down’s syndrome or something?"

    October 1, 2009 at 3:19 pm | Report abuse |
  94. JM

    Another stupid reality show. What is this world coming to when all we see on TV are these types of shows. Is the mentality of the American people gone down the toilet?
    It's a disgrace what TLC, Kate and Jon are doing to those children. Stop exploiting these kids for the sake of the almighty dollar. Live like the rest of us, paycheck to paycheck with normal kids.
    And get this off the air!!!!!!

    October 1, 2009 at 3:17 pm | Report abuse |
  95. david

    Right on John. They fired him from the show he has joint custody, he has as much right to dictate whether the kids should be part of a show that honestly should be off the air for their sake despite his motives. If John's claims are so bogus then why are they suspending the show till they work it out? Simply answered he got them and they hope that kate will somehow talk him out of this. Game over kate game over. wha wha.

    October 1, 2009 at 3:17 pm | Report abuse |
  96. Bill

    I don't blame him at all. They fire him from the show so he chooses not to allow his ex wife to make a buck shooting his kids on a property that is at least half his.

    October 1, 2009 at 3:16 pm | Report abuse |
  97. Shirl

    How can he charge for trespassing ect, when the house is owned by both him & Kate, Pretty sure Kate has a word in this. ( Kate buy him out !!!, get rid of him )
    John is such a tool. its time to pull out the resume and go back to your so called IT work. That is of course if you are any good at that ? I don't recall you having much of a normal job since the show has been on.Oh thats right It work won't bring in the type of money you need for child support.

    Jon is a looser thats with a capital "L "
    What woman in their right mind would want him these days ?

    October 1, 2009 at 3:15 pm | Report abuse |
  98. Fred Tuttle

    I'm sorry, Senator but you are no Dick Van Patten!

    October 1, 2009 at 3:15 pm | Report abuse |
  99. Say no to JnKp*

    That's awesome! Congrats Jon! While I originally supported you, because yes, Kate is a self-centered witch, you've become the next tabloid tool. I wonder if we can finally focus on more important issues than the daily lives of these famous for breading people....

    And to TLC, you've forgotten your name. You are THE LEARNING CHANNEL! What are we learning from this greedy wench and her dim-witted partner? How to exploit your kids for money? Change your name to The Reality Channel so I can ignore you completely, or show me television that contributes to LEARNING!

    October 1, 2009 at 3:14 pm | Report abuse |
  100. Courtney

    I really can't say I blame him. I would do the same thing! Let's all be honest...

    October 1, 2009 at 3:13 pm | Report abuse |
  101. Jim

    There is enough blame to go around for Jon and Kate. Hey TLC... search deep inside your collective corporate soul and do what is right for this family–pull the plug. With the way things are heading, by January it will just be called the "Kate" show. Make a decision with your head and heart, not your pocketbook!!

    October 1, 2009 at 3:13 pm | Report abuse |
  102. jw

    Good for him! TLC has sucked every bit out of that family – they get divorced – favor Kate – then fire him.... He's 1/2 owner of the "business" that TLC helped create – he can do whatever he wants.

    October 1, 2009 at 3:13 pm | Report abuse |
  103. k

    HE IS A PUNK AND A WEASEL! He is a weak and poor excuse of a man. He will self-distruct because he is what he is; a fool.

    October 1, 2009 at 3:12 pm | Report abuse |
  104. Leo Vale

    Sal, Where do you live that you 1) don't know that Jon is one-half Korean and 2) that the Asian portion of his mixed-race ethnicity accounts for some of his facial features?

    October 1, 2009 at 3:11 pm | Report abuse |
  105. Ldis

    opportunistic indeed.

    what i'm reading is that he wants a piece of all the kate action hence halting divorce preceedings and filming. great lawyering, sad he didn't consider the pr though.

    October 1, 2009 at 3:11 pm | Report abuse |
  106. fofina

    It was so obvious in the beginning Jon never wanted to do the show, His dimeaner was totally different than Kate's. I pray for the kids sake that this will boil over soon and not tarnish them. Ppl you have kids and your kids are the element of you. There are 2 sides to everything.

    October 1, 2009 at 3:10 pm | Report abuse |
  107. Zammo

    You go, boy!

    Jon is doing the right thing. The show is no longer in his best interest and so the show must go!

    Maybe Kate will have to get a real job because she's such a strong and independent woman.

    Why yes Kate, I will have fries with that burger.

    October 1, 2009 at 3:10 pm | Report abuse |
  108. l.baker

    it seems that jon did some math and realized being dismissed from the show, which is what he wanted as told the nation so often to anyone that would llisten. Now he won't be able to afford new girl friends. I hope she , is soon to be ex-wife unloads him as fast as she can.

    October 1, 2009 at 3:10 pm | Report abuse |
  109. Mooner

    None of us know these people. How can we have such critical things to say? None of us know everything that happened between them. Each has their stories. We all saw Kate pretty much verbally abuse Jon on TV. And now Jon is having a meltdown of sorts. Could he be handling it better? Of course! Despite how she may have treated Jon in the past, I think Kate is handling the divorce with dignity. HOWEVER, I do think it is in the best interest of the children to get them off of TV. I think it was great when they were babies/toddlers, but now that they are aware of the cameras and fame and money...it can only end badly for most if not all of them if they continue in the limelight as they are. I just wish Jon, Kate, and TLC could come to a mutual decision to gracefully bring the show to a close instead of acting like children, as Jon is now. Think of the kids...not ratings, not money, not fame, not the pain and anger of divorce. Put it all aside and think of the kids. Please.

    October 1, 2009 at 3:07 pm | Report abuse |
  110. kelly

    Ok, This has to stop... Jon is just trying t get some order in his life after Kate ran is for YEARS! I do not think he is trying to get $$$ or attention by doing this. I think he is stopping Kate from playing the sole victim in this. She was ALWAYS nasty and controlling of Jon... can you blame him for getting out and trying to live a BETTER life without her?
    BTW, if it part his house why should't he have a say what happens in it with HIS children. Kate is not the only parent..Although she likes to act like she is. But where do the kids fall in priprity when she is jet settng on TV shows or book tours?
    No-one can say he does not love his children... we as a society just want to place blame on the man and put the real nasty one here (Kate) with a crown!
    Get a grip.... Maybe the show should end or take a break.. for everyones sanity.

    October 1, 2009 at 3:07 pm | Report abuse |
  111. Chris T

    Forget Jon and Kate! Those kids are going to be a mess as they get older! I agree that the kids need to be away from the camera! Kate is a control freak and Jon is running from her constant verbal abuse...no wonder the marriage is ending! What a change from when they first had the babies! They actually loved each other...now they can't stand each other!! I'm really sad for the kids. They don't deserve this kind of attention in their lives!

    October 1, 2009 at 3:06 pm | Report abuse |
  112. Tara TNT

    Okay – he has definitely done some stupid things recently and I've stopped making excuses for him based on the hateful way his wife treated him, but seriously – "he's taking away her only means of supporting the kids"????

    She has "written" a couple of books, done product endorsements, made guest appearances, started the lecture circuit, and is negotiating for her own talk show. I think they're both MORE than capable of supporting the kids without the show any more.

    They both need to think about the kids. It's hard enough for a regular child in Anywhere, USA to go through their parents' divorcing. But, to ask kids this young to go through such a public and NASTY process with every last detail aired in the press is ridiculous.

    October 1, 2009 at 3:05 pm | Report abuse |
  113. Cathy

    I feel sorry for Kate because apparently she is the only adult in this situation. It should have been Kate plus nine because Jon certainly displays childish behavior at best. His 15 minutes of fame ends and he will be just one more out of work person in this country. Perhaps he did not realize that the only unique thing about him is that he fathered those beautiful children. Without them and the unique marriage to Kate, he is simply ordinary at best. He is just one more case of letting go of the gold for pure glitter. I wonder how much his druggie girlfriend will care now that his claim to fame is ending. I truly feel sorry for this small minded person. He is just another selfish idiot and a legend in his own mind.

    October 1, 2009 at 3:05 pm | Report abuse |
  114. Rman

    Although this is poor timing on Jon's part, I think he's doing the right thing. This show really needs to be shut down. The kids need some sort of normalcy in their lives and TV show is not going to get them there. If Kate really wants to be on TV so much, she'll find a way to do something without exploiting her kids.

    October 1, 2009 at 3:04 pm | Report abuse |
  115. uninterested party

    All of you people need to get a life of your own!

    October 1, 2009 at 3:04 pm | Report abuse |
  116. Midlo Menace

    I don't think that anyone really cares about "Jon & Kate plus 8" anymore. This crap about the divorce is the only thing fueling the show. What we do know by watching is that everything they own/have is from donations or "gifts" Get a job Kate, sexy & pretty you ain't.
    You messed up attitude is what blew it with John, you & your smart ass comments.

    October 1, 2009 at 3:03 pm | Report abuse |
  117. Brad

    Kate is a....(I don't know if you can say that on CNN). However, some how, she has come out smelling like a rose on this deal. I think it's probably best at this point to just shut the whole thing down.

    This was all inevitable because of the way she treated Jon. Everyone needs to just move on!

    October 1, 2009 at 3:03 pm | Report abuse |
  118. sick of this crap

    I notice mostly women here all in support of the egotistcal, cold and controlling she witch. Any of you male hating fools ever stop to think there may be a reason he turned away. Wake up and smell what started the problem to begin with. As far as TLC is concerned, they have already self-distructed by removing their good programming and substituting this hog-wash.

    October 1, 2009 at 3:03 pm | Report abuse |
  119. Sher

    Jon has consistantly shown poor choices since he decided he "despised" Kate and left the family unit. Taking up with a woman 10 years his junior moving hours away from where his children live, sleeping with several woman and then denying it, partying like he was 22 and then publically slashing Kate. Gee wonder why TLC got rid of you? Who is going to pay for that expensive apartment you just bought in Manhatten? Kate might not be the easiest person to live with but at least she's taken the high road and not publically slammed the father of her children. Hey Jon, those video clips will be around for a long time, don't you think your kids will see them in the future? They will! Where was his "legal team" when he was making all these bad choices. Sure have the show cancelled, then Jon can get a job and pay support for 8 kids, he won't have time for his junior girlfriend, the star reporter, the baby sitter, or any random naive young woman he meets in a bar or on the street, or Michael Lohan or trips to Europe, or his little sports car.

    October 1, 2009 at 3:02 pm | Report abuse |
  120. Mai

    I don't understand why he is deserved to be on Larry King tonight. What a jerk!

    October 1, 2009 at 3:02 pm | Report abuse |
  121. DDO

    Why is Jon an idiot? They are shutting him out – wouldn't you fight too? I think they are both idiots and this show should be cancelled totally. These kids are what is most important and it's time for them to live a normal life. I am sick to death of both of these people and want to read about something else in the news!!!

    October 1, 2009 at 3:01 pm | Report abuse |
  122. kathy sloan

    These 2 fame-seeking parents & TLC have used these children as PROPS long enough. They have made enough money to support their children, if they will stop spending on themselves. Cancel the show!

    October 1, 2009 at 3:01 pm | Report abuse |
  123. Lisa

    I'm glad they dumped this idiot. He's too busy having his midlife crisis to put his family first. This is a great family show. But, without his money, he can't step out in style. So now he's having a tantrum.

    October 1, 2009 at 3:01 pm | Report abuse |
  124. Winnie - CA

    Please end this show forever! I am so tired of both parents and reading about their stupid lives. They need to work a normal 9 to 5 jobs like the rest of us.

    October 1, 2009 at 3:01 pm | Report abuse |
  125. a

    Jon Gosslin makes me want to vomit. I agree with Sal's comment!

    He reminds me of my ex-husband...spiteful, revengeful, self centered and immature.

    Jon, why don't you just skip the country and gives us all a break..you are a loser and Kate and the kids would be better off without you!

    October 1, 2009 at 3:00 pm | Report abuse |
  126. Jim

    You people are out of your minds to be on TLC's side. TLC wanted to save a buck by firing Jon and continue filming the show! Plus they have him locked in a contract so he can't talk to any other networks!?! The guy's going through a divorce and all you people are siding with the corporation – Has the whole world gone crazy?

    TLC has no right to act as divorce court judge and jury giving the show over to Kate. Jon deserves his day in court and must be compensated for his media co-creation.

    October 1, 2009 at 3:00 pm | Report abuse |
  127. stunned

    how can a person go from i hate you i want out now! and then turn around and stall the divorce. to keep that thing going for another 90 days. and then add since he can not be on the show more then his kids can not at least make money either.. can someone ask a real question on larry king show like have kathy griffin call in and ask why are you doing this stuff dude?.

    October 1, 2009 at 3:00 pm | Report abuse |
  128. Jessica

    "leave his property"......My guess is that TLC should probably have some ownership in 'His Property".

    October 1, 2009 at 3:00 pm | Report abuse |
  129. silencedogood

    Let's be honest, both Jon and Kate are exploiting their kids. Its just that he's doing it by trying to keep them off TV and she's doing it by trying to keep them on.

    The only real difference is that his form of exploitation is more likely to be better for those children, regardless of the fact his motives have nothing to do with their welfare.

    Unless the parents spent, snorted, or otherwise squandered all the money they have earned thus far none of the parties involved will be hurting for a comfortable life. There is no need to keep this circus going.

    What really scares me is that, thanks to fertility drugs and a profound lack of good judgment, the genes of Jon and Kate, the Octomom, and god knows who else wants on this crazy train will be floating around our darwinian pool for many years to come. Anyone seen Idiocracy lately?

    October 1, 2009 at 2:59 pm | Report abuse |
  130. D

    Atta boy John:

    Get that show off the air any way you can. I'm tired of hearing about it. When Sonny and Cher got divorced, the show wasn't the same either, so they cancelled it.

    They should never have been rewarded for their irresponsible behavior and misuse of those damn fertility drugs in the first place. Get social services in there and split that mob up.

    October 1, 2009 at 2:59 pm | Report abuse |
  131. Roger

    Divorce is tough, even in private. They both would be far better off as would the children if they gutted each other privately. I for one have never seen any children raised on TV who weren't messed up throughout most of their lives. If they truly value their children, keep them off the set where they will be exposed to the worst of human nature at far too young of an age. They are impresionable kids, treat them like that.

    October 1, 2009 at 2:58 pm | Report abuse |
  132. TS

    To Debra R -

    They should have supported their kids like most other parents. Working normal jobs with normal hours and expectations. Kate is not supporting or doing this for her children. She is doing this for Kate. Make no mistake about it. Jon isn't stopping production because he was kicked off or because he doesn't want to support the kids. It's because he doesn't want to see Kate get any more glory for being "good". At heart, Kate is NOT a good person. At all.

    October 1, 2009 at 2:58 pm | Report abuse |
  133. Lisa

    OMG!! Please, I can hardly stand it anymore. First of all, I do not, nor have I ever watched this show, but only know what's going on because of the constant media coverage. I'm so sick of it. These people (both of them) should be ashamed. They are using their own kids for the money train they have grown to love. That is one of the most horrible things a parent can do. Please people, do you really think these kids are not going to be screwed up for life? It's one thing that your family splits up, but to be on TV only to make money for everyone in the family, Mom and Dad most of all????? Do something that doesn't involve YOURSELVES!!! Take your kids (and if I see that they say "for the kids" again, I'll puke) off the air, be a normal family and deal with your problems privately. Maybe, after that you can salvage some kind of life for "the kids".

    October 1, 2009 at 2:56 pm | Report abuse |
  134. Susan

    What a baby! Good luck finding a job to pay for your million dollar home and the private school for the kids. Wow. Did he stomp his feet too?

    October 1, 2009 at 2:56 pm | Report abuse |
  135. ogchad

    Jon should have full rights to shutdown the filming of his kids. TLC doesnt want him on the show then he should be able to tell them to kiss his butt. I dont see what the big deal is. TLC made some changes that involved him and he made some changes that involved them.

    October 1, 2009 at 2:54 pm | Report abuse |
  136. Smerlap

    If the children were the priority this show would end and end now.

    October 1, 2009 at 2:54 pm | Report abuse |
  137. Ralph

    Time for Jon and Kate to go off the air. This show has become a disgrace and the only one's hurt in all this are the children. TLC was about showing quality family shows, but now this show has turned into a weekly soap that deserves no air time. My family and I have watched the show from the beginning and are disgusted over all the recent events and it truly needs to be removed from TV. Do the right thing TLC, before you ruin what little respect anyone has left for your network.

    October 1, 2009 at 2:54 pm | Report abuse |
  138. Andi

    Good for Jon. He should have done this a LONG time ago. Kate was clearly abusive to him on camera so one can only imagine what he has endured off camera over the years. I think they both despise each other and in the end are equally to blame. Kate is just better at putting on her "show" face and playing the role of a victim. I could see that a long time ago.

    I blame this show for amplifying their personal problems to the point they ended up in a divorce. If either of them had a brain and truly loved their children, they would have seen what the show was doing to them and pulling the plug on the show LONG before things ever got to this point.

    Just think what ALL of this will do to these kids. Come on TLC, kill the show and do whats best for that family instead of whats best for your balance sheet.

    I stopped watching that show last season because people watching it is what drive TLC to continue it. I am doing whats best for that family by not watching it anymore. And I invite all truley responsible people to bycott TLC with me to prove it.

    October 1, 2009 at 2:54 pm | Report abuse |
  139. Pat

    Jon is an idiot. Kate is an idiot. But I am all for whatever it takes to get this show OFF THE AIR.

    October 1, 2009 at 2:54 pm | Report abuse |
  140. jh

    I recently quit watching the shows because I can't stand the new segments with Jon. I will give it another try when he is no longer shown.

    October 1, 2009 at 2:54 pm | Report abuse |
  141. Kae

    Should it be a big surprise to anyone that Jon's only interest was and is the money he can get exploiting his family. He shoud take his sweetie and start over again! As far as Kate and children are concerned her main interest in continuing this ridiculous show should be the welfare and support for her children.

    October 1, 2009 at 2:53 pm | Report abuse |
  142. Mariami

    Cancel the show already....No one is thinking of the children, all they think of is the money and the publicity. TLC needs to put an end to this farce...

    October 1, 2009 at 2:53 pm | Report abuse |
  143. Cheri

    What a big baby you are, Jon. Now that your wife and family have found a new life and don't really need you, you can't stand it. You are the one flaunting your girlfriends and single life. Can't have it all. The grass is not always greener on the other side of the fence. You may now have to get a 9 to 5 job and pay your own way or you may have to find a rich girlfriend who is willing to put up with your childish ways.

    October 1, 2009 at 2:52 pm | Report abuse |
  144. Barrett

    This isn't healthy for anyone involved, including viewers. These children are being abused by John, Kate, and TLC. The kids should be put in a better environment (may be with or without their parents). John and Kate should separate and move on with their lives. TLC needs to stop exploiting this family. And we need to all find something new to focus on. for reals.

    October 1, 2009 at 2:51 pm | Report abuse |
  145. Rene

    Jon's true colors are coming through now. God, please look after Kate so these kids will have one sane parent...

    October 1, 2009 at 2:51 pm | Report abuse |
  146. Kay

    I support Jon!!! Good for you. Everyone is saying how greedy Jon is, Kate is just as equally greedy. She is not doing the show for her children she is doing it for herself. She has gotten use to the perks, the money and being on camera. She acts as though she does not like the media following her, well if she does discontinue the show. IN the long run those children are going to have problems. THey both are not thinking about this because the have allowed their own selfish greed take control of their lives. TLC does not care about Kate, Jon or those children, they just care about the ratings and the money they are making off of the family. People we have to stop watching and then TLC will have no choice but to cancel the show. I hope it never airs again for the sake of the children.

    October 1, 2009 at 2:50 pm | Report abuse |
  147. Sheila

    Jon needs to be on the show because otherwise he will not be able to pay for his New York apartment.

    October 1, 2009 at 2:50 pm | Report abuse |
  148. andrew

    Wow, there are a lot of John haters on this post.

    I for one don't blame JOn, nor do I blame Kate for what has occured over the past year. I blame TLC.

    TLC is more interested in ratings than the well being of 8 kids. I have never seen such a visible example of corporate greed than with this show.

    I have never watched an episode, and I never will. Shame on all of you who enjoy watching this family fall apart.

    October 1, 2009 at 2:50 pm | Report abuse |
  149. John

    Who cares? This show sucks like all the other reality TV shows. Anyone who really follows this show is a loser.

    October 1, 2009 at 2:49 pm | Report abuse |
  150. Distracted DC

    We give these people shows why? Like that other bunch of morons with 18 kids. Lets not reward this type of behavior. I say, bring back shows like Mr. Wizards World, Bill Nye the Science Guy. No wonder kids nowadays have no respect for anyone- I say cancel the whole show– and all shows like it.

    October 1, 2009 at 2:49 pm | Report abuse |
  151. Mom

    Jon needs to think about this seriously. As soon as he pulls the plug on J&K+8 he is affecting his family's primary source of income. Unless he is prepared to get a "real" job and earn enough to support 8 children, he has no business making these decisions.

    October 1, 2009 at 2:49 pm | Report abuse |
  152. Sally

    More child support to pay John!

    October 1, 2009 at 2:48 pm | Report abuse |
  153. kevin

    I'm a real big fan of the show, but it's entertaining to watch the family squabbles. I feel for the kids but I think kate is the stronger parent,so jon have fun with the young girls, because when the chid support hits the fun is over.

    October 1, 2009 at 2:48 pm | Report abuse |
  154. dawn

    I think that it's time for this show to simply go off the air. I think these people have had their 15 minutes of fame and should give it up. Reality television is bad at the best of times, but this is ridiculous. How ugly for the children to have every little aspect of their young lives played out to millions of people, and on top of that to televise the break up of their parents and all that that entails. I think this kind of exploitation is criminal and these kinds of shows should be taken off the air. Reality programming proves, that if we are bored enough, we will watch anything and that's all, and shame on us. What we need is "good programming", good writing, we need "art" to re-enter into our entertainment. Television shouldn't continue to keep trolling the lowest possible denominator for ideas. Enough is enough.

    October 1, 2009 at 2:48 pm | Report abuse |
  155. Stacy

    What a poor example Jon Gosselin is as a father. Kate is way better off without him. All he has done is confirm he is a weak man who whines like a child when he doesn't get his way. She will get all the TV deals and offers. He will get the srcaps. If he was treated badly by Kate, shame on him for not being able to have a back bone. Too late to cry about it now. Clearly she was the brains in that marriage.

    October 1, 2009 at 2:47 pm | Report abuse |
  156. Rory

    Legally speaking this is a smart move for him. He is looking at this as a way to play the divorce to get himself more money. He knows Kate wants to do the show and just how much is she willing to give up financially to him for it.
    Personally I think the guy is a loser, Kate as well. Feel for the kids having 2 dingbats for parents.

    October 1, 2009 at 2:47 pm | Report abuse |
  157. Aryes

    This show should have been axed once they decided to end their marriage – this is beyond disgusting. Both will continue to get paid without this show – that is the destructive nature of Hollywood. The only victims here are the children………….

    October 1, 2009 at 2:46 pm | Report abuse |
  158. Who Cares

    WHO CARES!!! This shouldnt even be news people. He is an idiot, she is a cold hearted control freak, those kids were screwed the first time the cameras started rolling. Now you get to see the real Idiot and Coldhearted Control Freak plus Eight that they were from the start. TLC should end the show and wash their collective hands of this horrible situation, but they wont throw away their cash cow. We the American Viewing Public should stop watching and help them go away/

    October 1, 2009 at 2:46 pm | Report abuse |
  159. Scott

    I think that some people need a reality check. Kate is the primary bread winner in this house, and the move to have him terminated will play poorly in the court, as it will show that the network is further relegating the father (who has joint custody of the children and joint ownership of the home). Therefore, he will be able to pull a major cash settlement, be the likely recipient of palimony from Kate, and still possibly be the primary custodian of the children if the court rules that Kate is working with the network to disparage John and putting the children's mental condition below her own ambitions.

    Divorce is a dirty thing, but thanks to gender equity, the payments and custody go both ways (i.e. the woman does not always get the children, child support and alimony).

    October 1, 2009 at 2:46 pm | Report abuse |
  160. Keisha

    I wish everyone would grow up here.. Who cares because she is now bgoing to be an single parent. So what people do it everyday. I don't see how she is now the mother theresa in the whole situation. Her mouth and the way she treated him is the main reason for their split. Now she is coming off and the wounded and he is the crazy irratic soon to be ex-husband. They are seperated and he is an grown man, so if everyone quits feeding into MESS. THEY BOTH NEED GROW UP..

    October 1, 2009 at 2:46 pm | Report abuse |
  161. Sam

    Amazing. Some people are unbelievable. You treat this like it's a soap opera. These are real people with real children going through a real divorce. They are obviously not good parents, to profit from their children, and to continue to keep their children in the spotlight, but the people who watch their pathetic show aren't much better.

    Get a life, people. Seriously.

    October 1, 2009 at 2:45 pm | Report abuse |
  162. ICK

    Wow – I must say I do love the hypocrites responding on this page. Just a few months ago everyone was applauding Jon for leaving a relationship where he was constantly being bullied by Kate. Now TLC makes the decision to essentially push him out of the show and he's the bad guy for trying to end all this nonesense.

    Seriously – I think Jon is right, maybe it is time that everyone just get out of their house... this has been a mistake for the whole family from the very start...

    October 1, 2009 at 2:45 pm | Report abuse |
  163. Maria Miller Hart

    I think Jon is jealous and seriously needs to grow up and stop acting like a baby! Gesh!

    Although I feel that neither one is in the right, I feel that Kate is definitely trying her best in the situation that she's been dealt with, and Jon is just flying by the seat of his pants doing whatever and not thinking ahead.

    Good luck TLC with this one. I hope you're able to come up with something that works for all parties involved.

    October 1, 2009 at 2:45 pm | Report abuse |
  164. Mike -Evanston

    Poor kids.

    October 1, 2009 at 2:45 pm | Report abuse |
  165. Sandy List

    The best thing he could do for those children is to get them away from the television camera. These kids are being raised to think their entire existence is to be the center of attention. It is more important for them to have normal lives, even if it means pennies are pinched, than the affluent "on camera" lives. Jon is a little late with this realization, but I think it is a good thing. And face it, Kate can always pursue her television career, if she has one without the children.

    October 1, 2009 at 2:44 pm | Report abuse |
  166. Tara W

    Oh Jon, who is giving you advice? Really, are you using a magic 8 ball? There is really no other explanation for your horribly bad timing.

    October 1, 2009 at 2:44 pm | Report abuse |
  167. Just Me

    Jon?? Want some cheese with your whine? Grow up all was ok as along as your name was on the show. Hope you have a good job. Going to take a lot of money to raise all those kids! All you say is "poor me." Please you are a jerk...

    October 1, 2009 at 2:42 pm | Report abuse |
  168. Sal

    What's wrong with his face? Does he have Down's syndrome or something?

    October 1, 2009 at 2:41 pm | Report abuse |
  169. Chrissy

    You know I use to feel sorry for him in the early shows but, he is obviously a jerk. He really needs to grow up and it shows which one really wanted the fame. If he can't have it then no one will. What a freaking baby. Go take care of the love of your life as you put it and move on.

    October 1, 2009 at 2:40 pm | Report abuse |
  170. Dave

    Jon's an idiot, but at least he's trying to do us a favor by getting that uninteresting, worthless garbage off the air.

    October 1, 2009 at 2:40 pm | Report abuse |
  171. Mee

    This loser that has nothing else going for him in his life goes and does this now. Is this really surprising to anyone? Gravy train leaves- and the women will leave. Doesn't anyone notice that the guy is a loser, slob, extremely unattractive, and very immature?

    October 1, 2009 at 2:14 pm | Report abuse |
  172. Chris

    Cancel this show, cancel it now, destroy all existing prints of previous episodes and permanently remove it from syndication. Maybe then these kids might have a shot of normal life. Personally, I'd like to see both parents charged with child abuse.

    October 1, 2009 at 2:08 pm | Report abuse |
  173. bobbi

    Wow- what a jerk.... Jon has no one to blame but himself, his behavior and the endless stream of girls got him kicked off a show that has always been marketed as a "family" show. What a great dad he turned out to be, how could he do this to his kids. Someday they will see all this and know the things their dad has done. He reminds me of the father of the Dionne Quints, only interested in the kids as long as they are making him money. Whose going to support his reckless lifestyle now?

    October 1, 2009 at 2:06 pm | Report abuse |
  174. mary

    Oh, so now your going to get back at Kate by taking away Kates only source of income! So, are you prepared to pay enuff child support to maintain their way of life?

    October 1, 2009 at 1:49 pm | Report abuse |
  175. Laura

    Come on. They both love their kids.

    And they both despise each other. Kate is just better at playing the role of victim.

    Let them separate in peace. Jon will go back to a normal job and normal life. Kate will become a talk show hostess and/or major celebrity.

    Both will care for the kids.

    October 1, 2009 at 1:49 pm | Report abuse |
  176. Lisa

    Their kids are going to be all messed up in the head when they get older... Get them out of the limelight already ...

    October 1, 2009 at 1:46 pm | Report abuse |
  177. Jamie

    He's such a douchebag. Any goodwill for him as the long-suffering target of Kate's barbed tongue has completely disintegrated.

    October 1, 2009 at 1:46 pm | Report abuse |
  178. T. G.

    Wow! Why didn't Jon decided to end the show before he and Kate announced they are getting a divorce. All this time, they kept saying that they were keeping the show on the air "for the kids", but now that TLC decided to fire Jon, only then he says the show is bad for the kids. Maybe we should put this family and their show out of their misery.

    October 1, 2009 at 1:41 pm | Report abuse |
  179. Debra R

    Wow John,

    You really must not only despise Kate (your own words) AND your children to do this. If you won't support them, at least Kate is trying to.

    Go back to you bimbo druggies andleave the kids alone.

    October 1, 2009 at 1:32 pm | Report abuse |
  180. J&K fate

    I have to applaud these moves by Jon. His legal team has taken the appropriate actions to shut down the production of the show. This may be either a temporary shutdown or a long term shutdown dependent on how long the ensuing legal battle last between Kate and Jon. The fate of the show Jon and Kate Plus 8 now lies in the courts hands.

    Also, by supporting the show this far it was inevitable that TLC and the shows producers would be pulled into this legal matter.

    October 1, 2009 at 1:25 pm | Report abuse |
  181. jross

    What a nitwit. I said yesterday his gravy train is leaving without him and now this. He just keeps digging himself in deeper. Fool.

    October 1, 2009 at 1:14 pm | Report abuse |
  182. A Mom

    Oh grow up Jon. You are a big baby IMO

    October 1, 2009 at 1:12 pm | Report abuse |

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