February 17th, 2010
01:41 PM ET

Jon Gosselin and TLC end dispute

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The war between Jon Gosselin and his former TV employer has drawn to a close.

According to a statement released by Laurie Goldberg, senior vice president for communications for TLC, "TLC has reached a settlement with Jon Gosselin and will be undertaking procedural steps to conclude the litigation.  All terms of the settlement are confidential. The whole Gosselin family remain under contract with TLC. "

Such a settlement could clear the way for the return of the clan from “Jon & Kate Plus 8” to the airwaves. The show was yanked after Gosselin put the network on notice to cease and desist filming, claiming it was detrimental to his children. TLC responded with a breach of contract suit against him.

Wife Kate reportedly has her own deal with TLC for a solo show. No word on whether the original show is slated to return.

Update, 2:08 p.m. Jon Gosselin’s attorney, Mark Jay Heller,  released the following statement on the settlement with TLC:

“Jon has expressed his desire to close the litigation chapter of Jon and Kate Plus 8 and although all terms are confidential, he is hopeful that TLC will move forward with the best interests of the Gosselin family.  Sometimes litigants that kiss and make up find their relationship is much better the second time around.  As Jon’s attorney, I truly hope that this new adventure for TLC and the Gosselins is a much more joyful journey.”

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  1. RealLife

    I am pro real life – not their distorted version of what life is like. What used to be interesting is now just simply stupid and boring – the whole lot of them. Never could stand 'I-am-better-than-everyone-Kate' – and John's no better..... Can we please just leave them off from the air period? Good riddance ....

    February 20, 2010 at 9:17 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Amy

    Sounds like Jon is looking to come back to the show, now that the money must be running low and his past-due child support is adding up, and surprise, no one else wants to hire him and pay ridiculous amounts of money. Wonder what reasoning he'll use for it now to be ok for the kids to be back on tv? Just don't take him back Kate.

    February 20, 2010 at 3:57 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Wendy

    Jon, it's 5:00....time to pick up your girfriend from daycare.

    February 19, 2010 at 4:49 pm | Report abuse |
  4. jfromdetroit

    Unemployment has risen again and the Iranians just launched a warship capable of doing God knows what. WHO CARES about these two!

    February 19, 2010 at 4:41 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Rocco

    So he's finally realized that his cash flow is dwindling down so it's time to put the kids back on the air now!! Wow... scumbags, the both of 'em..

    February 19, 2010 at 3:25 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Vicki

    Honestly, has ANYONE watched this show from the beginning??? This woman (Kate) was a total bitch – if she wasn't making fun of him, she was screaming at him. I never saw one episode (and I was a fan) where she dressed the kids! Sure she cooked, but she never put food on the table for all of her children that she didn't have some kind of help! I absolutely hate her, I'm not a fan of Jon's either for some of the stupid stuff he has done but honestly this woman deserved what she got. It wasn't even a year or two before she was primping and showing off her wonderful renewed vows in Hawaii. I personally think the ones that got screwed in this mess his the children. Neither of them thought of the children when they plastered their faces on every magazine and news broadcast.

    February 19, 2010 at 12:50 pm | Report abuse |
  7. J

    Both Jon and Kate are such attention freaks. Neither is a good example or parent for all those kids. They really should stop with the tv shows and focus on improving the situation... for the kids atleast. Unless of course the money is just too important. Isn't that what motivates people like this? It's not about what is best for the kids, it's about what's best for themselves. Like their real actors or something...maybe they are.... lol

    Just go away Jon and Kate...

    February 19, 2010 at 10:03 am | Report abuse |
  8. AJ

    They both stink. NO MORE OF JON OR KATE! PLEASE I BEG YOU. Jon, get out of the media. And Kate, yopu have got to be kidding. You are the best example of a over controling nasty woman! Enough already! They are both idiots, but for some strange reason, people out there think she is good. WHAT? She is the biggest idiot of the two. I have already banned TLC in my house and what ever station idiot lady gets a show with. Kate is showing her true colors of her search for fame. Does she really care about the kids?

    February 19, 2010 at 9:49 am | Report abuse |
  9. Who

    boycott TLC, churning out child enslavement

    February 19, 2010 at 3:04 am | Report abuse |
  10. srm

    Really what the heck, a woman takes fertility drugs and has a bunch of kids. She then turns out to be a royal pain in the husbands backside and he cheats on her (surprise)! I am glad the show is off the air, leave the chilren alone and allow them to have a normal life.

    February 19, 2010 at 2:09 am | Report abuse |
  11. Cole E Cole

    Stop hating John is a Playa! Kate need to find a toy boy that she can boss around. As long as John take care of his kids that is all that matters. With that many kids they have to make a living somehow. You people need to come back to planet earth people get divorced everyday and life goes on. Tell me what make them any different?

    That's what I thought!

    February 19, 2010 at 1:42 am | Report abuse |
  12. Tony

    Jon Gosselin is so gross – fat, ugly, stupid, childish, and balding. Why would any woman want to date or sleep with him? Woem must be try desperate to thow themseleves at this scumbag!

    February 18, 2010 at 7:59 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Time to Pray

    Unfortunately, the Gosselin family is a classic example of what happens when the LOVE OF MONEY takes prescidence over protecting the privacy and mental/spiritual well being of their beloved children.

    Had this family never agreed to allow Hollywood to INVADE their lives in the first place, (although they may have had some financial challenges and normal marital issues to contend with), there's a great chance this family would still be just that...A FAMILY vice REALITY STARS!

    What ever happened to the days of shows that had morals such as "My Three Sons", "Leave it to Beaver", "The Andy Griffith Show", etc.?

    The saddest part of all is that society has supported and perhaps...even encouraged the demise of this family and so many others since reality tv was orginially birthed!


    February 18, 2010 at 4:03 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Leigh

    Reality shows are pathetic!

    February 18, 2010 at 3:40 pm | Report abuse |
  15. pam

    Don't blame Jon and Kate, they would have been fools not to take the money with all those kids. Greed was there problem. They should've ended it long before it ended them. Yes, Kris is right on so many levels but the real problem was Kate needed to take her butt back to work and he never should've quit his day job.
    Celebrity status needs to be redefined because all of this whoopla or Kate's new hairdo and new man is like trying to sleep through a nightmare who cares? The children should be the primary focus and as we can see they aren't. They are just like those fake Jesus freaks the Duggars. Give God a rest and Jim Bob should get a real job. Because if life was so grand why are they on TV?
    Rid the whole world of reality shows and get down to some real entertainment. They all stink!!!!!!!!

    February 18, 2010 at 3:23 pm | Report abuse |
  16. Brooke

    Obviously Jon needs money...his tv show idea with that Lohan loser fell through. I was watching the reruns of this show at 6:30 am on TLC when the kids were all a year old. Sad. Now the new show will be more focused on Jon and Kate's single lives.

    February 18, 2010 at 3:15 pm | Report abuse |
  17. Kris

    Kate is a control freak and was very condescending to Jon the whole show. It was clear that SHE wore the pants in the family and wouldn't allow Jon to take any initiative because it was never good enough.

    Jon on the other hand was an enabler and never stood up for himself which just perpetuated Kate's obsessive compulsive behaviors.

    Most importantly, those kids were used. Kate, Jon, and TLC should be ashamed of themselves. If Kate is so damned concerned about the welfare of her kids, please tell me WHY she would have 6000.00 woth of extensions put into her head only to turn around and have them removed?!? Now THERE's some wasteful spending if ever I've heard.
    Never liked this show. I hate when kids are exploited...although, Toddlers in Tiaras is the worst of all of them.

    Baby porno is all it is. They stick those precious little girls in sexy costumes, with tons and tons of makeup, teach them to wiggle their tushes at everyone and then complain when the pedophiles come out of the cracks. DisGUSTING!

    February 18, 2010 at 2:45 pm | Report abuse |
  18. Annia

    Both he and his bossy ex-wife are just not really want to work for a living. I guess it's easier to just pimping their unruly children. I don't really care how many children a family decides to have, just as long as they teach their children well & not depending on the system to help them out, fine by me. My hat off to the DUGGARS, who, God bless their hearts, managing well on their own & EACH AND EVERYONE of their offsprings are well-mannered & well-behaved. That's something that fame and fortune can't buy. I'm sure the money from TLC helps them built a bigger house, but they never let fame and fortune go to their heads. Learn from them, Jon & Kate, because your children, espeacially one of the older twin girls is horrible little brat!!!

    February 18, 2010 at 2:42 pm | Report abuse |
  19. Keeto

    Really, She was iritating shew and he was an immature fool.. zap them both...

    February 18, 2010 at 2:01 pm | Report abuse |
  20. Candi

    The ONLY reason Jon has "agreed" to allow TLC to carry on with his family is because HE was being sued by TLC and he knew that he didn't stand a chance of winning, and on top of that, he is BROKE... I am so sick of both Jon & Kate. The children are/were cute in the beginning, but you all had to notice how being on TV was making the oldest 2 (twins) begin to act out.... Act like brats actually, and in no time at all, the others were bound to follow. With that being said, I HOPE that TLC doesn't start up that trainwreck of a show again. And one more thing...... Kate is just as bad as Jon when it comes to being "a money grabbing, the world owes me NO BODY"

    February 18, 2010 at 1:58 pm | Report abuse |
  21. Lessons Learned

    Honestly, these two parents need to stop thinking of themselves. Both are so money hungry, but is it really for their kids? If the children were the priority some of this would have never happened and would not still be happening. Greed is an evil thing.

    February 18, 2010 at 1:51 pm | Report abuse |
  22. AK Lisa

    Jon Gosselin has to be the biggest loser reality t.v. ever spawned, J.G=balloon boy dad, i.e. biggest jerk losers ever!

    February 18, 2010 at 1:34 pm | Report abuse |
  23. Anonymous

    She's become a diva she doesn't care about being a family anymore she cares about manicures, clothes, and highlights

    February 18, 2010 at 1:24 pm | Report abuse |
  24. Head Diva In Charge

    Whoops – looks like Jon is running out of money....time to free up his time and finances for another show. Good for you! Maybe you can have a show like Ray-J, or that guy in the basement with his parents. We can call it: Jon & Date Plus Eight!

    February 18, 2010 at 1:20 pm | Report abuse |
  25. Julie G

    Ok, so what wife has not been a b**** to her husband at one time or another? Usually it is because he has been a total a**. And if I had a twit like Jon for a husband I would be a total b**** 24/7. I think Kate is handling this whole "situation" with poise and grace. She has learned from her past mistakes and is moving forward with her childrens best interests in mind. Can we say the same for their loser father? Um, NO! I could care less to ever set eyes on his mug ever again, I just pray his children will be ok after all this turmoil settles down.

    February 18, 2010 at 1:10 pm | Report abuse |
  26. Michelle

    I agree with the boredom of this. How people can find this fascinating to watch weekly a mother taking care of 8 kids beyond me. Another show I can't stand is 18 not sorry 19 and Counting. Gross!!!! I think having a large family is a nice novel idea, but 19 is ridiculous and unrealistic. Can't wait for Octomom to air.

    February 18, 2010 at 1:10 pm | Report abuse |
  27. Andrew

    Why oh why would TLC want to air more of these idiots.? The screaming and crying of the spoilt children was more than enough reason not to tune in, then add in the fame hungry parents, and it just had "turn it off" written all over it. enough, the pair of them need to go and get real jobs.

    February 18, 2010 at 1:09 pm | Report abuse |
  28. Will

    Kate is a nightmare. John is an idiot. These kids belong in foster care. All the $ should be taken from them and put in trust for the kids. What would be great entertainment is a public flogging of their parents. Then lock both parents up in a cell & force them to watch rerun episodes of their show nonstop until they realize how badly they have screwed up their kids.

    February 18, 2010 at 12:55 pm | Report abuse |
  29. Christina

    Go away already! All 10 of you!

    February 18, 2010 at 12:44 pm | Report abuse |
  30. Robin

    I guess filming is no longer "detrimental to his children" now that he has gotten what he wanted... probably more money!

    February 18, 2010 at 12:35 pm | Report abuse |
  31. Spitz


    Any bets on which one of the 8 kids hits rehab first?

    February 18, 2010 at 12:29 pm | Report abuse |
  32. Bree

    honestly no one wants to watch them. They just want to keep creating drama so that they can keep their fame. Its ridiculous,seriously. Im done watching them act like a bunch of fools. John and Kate think they are celebrities but being realistic, they are wanna-bes and everyone is tired of it, at least i am.

    February 18, 2010 at 12:02 pm | Report abuse |
  33. nt

    Nothing about this family is interesting! Why TLC....... Why (i scream)!

    February 18, 2010 at 11:27 am | Report abuse |
  34. TOM

    this program has run its course and lasted way longer than it should have. Time to put this dysfunctional family out to pasture.....it was cute for the first week or two, but is old hat now.
    Kate is a bitch and needs to go to counseling
    Jon is an idiot and theres not hope for him
    the kids ,,,,,,to bad they will have this whole sordid experience to look back on as their childhood

    February 18, 2010 at 10:54 am | Report abuse |
  35. bart barth

    Let it go And as far as TLC goes GO away with your uneducated kind of programs. What Not To Wear is better than all this woop de do about a family with more disfunction than I have seen in a long time. No more Kate plus 8 or Kate alone. They are done........Finished........Overdone....... Go away.......

    February 18, 2010 at 10:35 am | Report abuse |
  36. LOSER!

    Kate....get a job that does not exploit the kids. Jon, who cares what you do, just go away. The media and the public owe you guys NOTHING. The 5 minutes of fame are OVER! Hopefully....GOODBYE!

    February 18, 2010 at 10:27 am | Report abuse |
  37. john

    they should get a job like the rest of us they want everything handed to them on a silver platter

    February 18, 2010 at 10:07 am | Report abuse |
  38. debbie

    sick of the whole thing. but more so of kate. she needs to get over herself. the comments she has made about needing the show to raise her children and provide for them is sickening. i certainly don't want to give her my credit so therefore i would not watch anything she is on. she needs to get herself a job and do the best she can at being a mom instead of a being in the spotlight mom.

    February 18, 2010 at 9:52 am | Report abuse |
  39. Cheri

    Just go away already-the whole Gosselin family. The parents don't have enough talent to justify being paid the big bucks. There are so many thousands of families out in the real world that have much more serious problems than this family. If you don't think so, spend some time with people (there are children in these facilities) in long-term care facilities, hospitals, homeless shelters, institutions, etc. I do know families with a lot of children where the parents must hold 2 and 3 jobs just to support them; but I don't see these parents getting a high-paying t.v. show, free home, free car, free clothes, free bodyguards. We need to quit making stars out of these talentless, whiney t.v. reality stars. They add absolutely nothing to better the world, and they are doing nothing with their so-called fame to benefit a worthwhile charity or cause. To them, it's all about me-me-me.

    February 18, 2010 at 9:51 am | Report abuse |
  40. kbay

    Nobody cares about these people...why is this still being reported on? BOTH are horrible parents who are only exploiting these kids. If they could afford them before the show they can do it now...and if they couldn't, they should have had them! For people who actually care about them or watch the show, they are just as big of losers as these these two!

    February 18, 2010 at 9:48 am | Report abuse |
  41. MommaM

    I wish Kate all the best – she is a strong woman who is doing her best. Looking forward to seeing her on TV again. Jon needs to grow up – A LOT. He has been an embarassement and has put his own needs ahead of those of his children – unforgivable in my book. He's going to have to do a lot of explaining to his children when they grow up. He also needs to learn how to pick lawyers and friends!

    February 18, 2010 at 9:09 am | Report abuse |
  42. Donna

    It was fun to read your views. I agree, they need to go. I lost interest watching Kate buy "organic beef". When she started her butt couldn't afford anything now she's suppose to tell me how to FEED my four. I have and still have a REAL job. I never had any help and they turned out great. Her twin daughter does need a psychiatrist. I think that she plays to the cameras with her drama but she learns it all from hearing her motherss rants and raves to her father. Jon was a punk but she had no right to belittle him-she MARRIED him and had 8 kids with him. As my minister would say, "YOU picked HIm"! So, shame on you! Don't pitty that nut, she's a registered nurse and just get a job like the rest of us!!! TLC stop peddling the "kids", do the right thing! Let them sell that mansion and get real!

    February 18, 2010 at 9:05 am | Report abuse |
  43. Donna

    It was fun to read your views. I agree, they need to go. I lost interest watching Kate buy "organic beef". When she started her butt couldn't afford anything now she's suppose to tell me how to FEED my four. I have and still have a REAL job. I never had any help and they turned out great. Her twin daughter does need a psychiatrist. I think that she plays to the cameras with her drama but she learns it all from hearing her motherss rants and raves to her father. Jon was a punk but she had no right to belittle him-she MARRIED him and had 8 kids with him. As my minister would say, "YOU picked HIm"! So, shame on you! Don't pitty that nut, she's registered nurse and just get a job like the rest of us!!! TLC stop peddling the "kids", do the right thing! Let them sell that mansion and get real!

    February 18, 2010 at 9:04 am | Report abuse |
  44. reality hater

    I wish all networks would dump reality TV , it is a big joke on the viewers. The networks love them because they are cheap to produce, and they gain hours and hours of footage that can be edited and turned into many many episodes. The reality of it is it brings a whole new meaning to the "idiot box" I don't understand how people can be so drawn into this mindless garbage that is aired between commercials (the real money). Who really cares about Jon or Kate or Kendra and thier problems. America turn off this mindless B.S and lets start living in reality instead of watching the reality that is edited for you. All I can say is thanks "Real World " for the beginning of the end .

    February 18, 2010 at 8:56 am | Report abuse |
  45. rogernet

    OK apparently all who comment here have an interest in what goes on with this family because they keep reading these articles. If you don't like them and you don't want to hear anymore about them don't click on the article......Thank you! I love Kate and the kids, hope the show comes back without Jon.

    February 18, 2010 at 8:44 am | Report abuse |
  46. Karole Badeau

    I am excited that Kate will have her own show and even happier that she dumped that loser husband. Although she took criticism for her treatment of him on the show, who really knows what was going on with their marriage at that time. That bed-hopper betrayed that entire family, not just Kate. My hope for him is that he drops off the face of the Earth because he just can't grow up and be a father and husband.

    February 18, 2010 at 8:43 am | Report abuse |
  47. MD

    This is why I get nauseous whenever I see anything Ed Hardy now. Ewww!

    February 18, 2010 at 8:43 am | Report abuse |
  48. Joyce Dunlop

    Enough, please make them go away!

    February 18, 2010 at 8:21 am | Report abuse |
  49. Near the Gosselins

    Doggone it! I reside a few miles from the Gosselin's home and was just thinking about how nice it was not hearing about them and their litter every day. Don't get me wrong, I do wish the children well, but their parents are egotistical morons. We (they and the rest of us) all would be better off if they would disappear from the airwaves and just raise their children.

    February 18, 2010 at 8:10 am | Report abuse |
  50. Reader

    not the biggest fan of either really....but guessing -Kate must be working at doing something...not saying we all agree with what but attempting to make money – since TLC issues, Jon is most worried about his wardrobe, hair plugs, girl friends, running around with Lindsay Lohan's bunch and smokin'.....didn't see kids in any of this (thank goodness) but he's just a moocher – no wonder she treated him the way she did – he needed a mother worse than the kids....it all makes sense now...use to get mad at her, but now....why did she put up with him...oh well....more important issues in the world than Jon and Tiger Woods – maybe they should hang out together....signing off to get to work at a real job...Jon....its called WORKING !

    February 18, 2010 at 7:57 am | Report abuse |
  51. Joanne

    So much for putting the kids first. Kate and Jon are two of the greediest people ever, and I will NEVER watch them. TLC is a joke and an embarrassement to the industry.

    February 18, 2010 at 7:54 am | Report abuse |
  52. Mary

    God forbid he should go out and get a real job!!

    February 18, 2010 at 7:29 am | Report abuse |
  53. MIke

    I wish Kate the best but the children need to get a normal life – yes this may have been normal for them and they miss the crew – they were more fathers and companions than Jon was but now they need to be off TV. They are outgrowing the "cute" stage and the two older girls – especially the one with the meltdowns need intense therapy. I'm sure she does blame herself for the breakup- even if it wasn't her fault – they had to grate on both parents nerves. He needs to pay the child support, not TLC> Please don't use these children again. Periodic updates without dad would be great – in a magazine cover like they used to. This man is old, old news Please don't subject us to it again. Even if you don't watch the show, you can't even go to store without hs ugly mugg staring back at you. How can he look in a mirror and think he's another Tom Cruise? I don't know why women are attracted to him, he's a has been loser. He'll be another Gary Coleman – he'll never go away!

    February 18, 2010 at 7:15 am | Report abuse |
  54. Mike

    He needs to make a living too!

    February 18, 2010 at 7:14 am | Report abuse |
  55. Shamrock

    Awwww come on.....enough is enough!!! I wouldn't watch either one of them again if you paid me. Here's an idea... why don't you stay home and take care of your children that were your gravy-train for so long???

    February 18, 2010 at 7:10 am | Report abuse |
  56. Debra R

    Oh Goodie! More TLC paid for child abuse!

    February 18, 2010 at 7:07 am | Report abuse |
  57. Kathy

    TLC:: Please don't put this man back on TV. It has been so nice not having to see his ugly face and listen to his attitude spewing out of his mouth. Yes, he needs to get a job and support his children, but he needs to do somehting other than pimping himself. Never was interested in this man and never will be. I thought he was a wimp and a jerk and he has definitely proven to be both. Don't care if i ever see his face or hear his name again. This man is not a celebrity, quit promoting him.

    February 18, 2010 at 7:07 am | Report abuse |
  58. Shamrock

    Aw come on...enough is enough!!! I wouldn't watch either one of them again if you paid me.
    Stay home and take care of your beautiful children that were your gravy-train for so long.

    February 18, 2010 at 6:57 am | Report abuse |
  59. Margie

    I'd like to hear how he justifies it now if he lets his children return to filming the show. He publically stated that filming his children was harmful to them. Now, when it benefits him, the harm is gone. The man is drawn by money and fame – not for the good of his children.

    February 18, 2010 at 6:55 am | Report abuse |
  60. Cindy Murray

    I loved watching the show,but I believe Kate is the best part, John is just a wimp and should go away,The kids need Kate! Beat of luck to you KATE.........

    February 18, 2010 at 6:54 am | Report abuse |
  61. Bryce

    Please don't subject the American people to another round of this artificial lifestyle of this family. I'm tired of this pretend reality shown with people living in a house TLC bought for them. Neither Jon or Kate look physically natural anymore. The gig is up TLC, cut your losses and end this fake show.

    February 18, 2010 at 4:47 am | Report abuse |
  62. peter-peter

    I'm so tired of him and his little winkie !

    February 18, 2010 at 4:46 am | Report abuse |
  63. Amanda

    I think it is time these people moved on. When you get married and have children you are to take on that responsibility , and it does not make a difference how many children a person has. My great grandmother had 16. I myself have 4. And they all range from 2 in high school to 2 in college. When I gave birth I would have never thought of even trying to get other people to pay for my kids like these people have. I feel that they should both take on real jobs and raise their family like everyone else does regardless of being married or divorced. They are their kids not ours. Quit showing this on t.v. We all have our own sad stories and I can promise you that there are people out there a lot worse off then what Jon and Kate are.

    February 18, 2010 at 3:31 am | Report abuse |
  64. Maccagirl

    To everyone who says Kate should get a show so she can provide for the children, remember, she was a Nurse. Jon (the loser) was a computer geek (IT Manager). Let her go back to nursing, downsize to a NORMAL home (I grew up in a house with 7 kids, it can be done) and Jon go back to his profession. Come on......NO MORE KATE & JON.
    They're done, stick a fork in 'em.

    February 18, 2010 at 3:28 am | Report abuse |
  65. trinity

    Maybe some of you should read some of the articles on Jon & Kate before stating the 'facts', because you seem to care about reading this article and posting comments about it, some of which the statements are false and incorrect.
    Like about Kate's $7000 hair extensions? yeah there was an article on that...TLC paid for those. Why? Because she's getting her own show and they wanted to give her a makeover....your clueless if you actually think she just went and squandered $7000 on hair extensions....it's Kate, the financially responsible one who takes care of all the money and bills. Jon is the one who is broke, not Kate. He spent all his money on cars, g/f's, clothes, luxury apartment, trips ect. Obviously he now has none left and can't afford to pay TLC, his lawyer bills and also don't forget about child support. Now he wants to put the kids back on tv to save his own ass, thats why he settled. Yeah Kate is SO lazy, im pretty sure she's got all the time in the world to sit around on her ass and do nothing all day...*that was sarcasm if you didn't notice* She's got 8 kids who are in her custody most of the time and she's pulling in the dough for this family, (even if it's with book deals and her own tv show, at least it's something!!!) It's more than we can say for Jon who has done what for work? has done what to get a job? He's the one who's fat, lazy and has got to be mooching off his latest g/f because where is the money coming from?? Yes Kate may be a bitch sometimes, yes she may get stressed out and go batshit crazy, yes she may not always do the right things for her kids in OUR minds, but it might be in HERS. Parents have different ways of raising their children and we may not agree with her ways, BUT Kate in IMO (IN MY OPINION, before you start squawking about how you don't agree with me) is the better parent here in this situation.

    February 18, 2010 at 3:25 am | Report abuse |
  66. kkvonshephad

    no more enough is enough we have had enough of them please...... let Kate do something else stay off TV, TLC should cut their losses and film someone else family..........reality sometime bites......

    February 18, 2010 at 3:18 am | Report abuse |
  67. traipsingthru

    Miss the children, would love to see a new show. Single mom tackling the daily duties. We want to know how the children are doing. School, extra curricular, etc.

    February 18, 2010 at 3:12 am | Report abuse |
  68. Eva

    Oh noes, not this crap again...

    Let the show die already.

    February 18, 2010 at 3:08 am | Report abuse |
  69. Chris Seattle

    Again he proves that you can't shine a turd.

    February 18, 2010 at 2:23 am | Report abuse |
  70. Donn

    Dawn put it perfect. Kate had to yell at the slimball to get him to do anything. I can remember the show where they went to wall mart and she had all eight kids and was trying to check out and MR, slimball was in the back of the store looking at the toys. He always looked like he was in LaLa land and she was keeping the day to day things going. Kate and the Eight would be a good show, but keep the scum bag out of it.

    February 18, 2010 at 1:52 am | Report abuse |
  71. Robert Mears

    Niether of the2 (Jon or Kate) have the kids interest at heart. Please don't put this dribble on the air anymore and insult our intelligence.
    These 2 only want the fame and money.

    February 18, 2010 at 1:37 am | Report abuse |
  72. Karen

    Simply put: The Gosselin's need to GO AWAY!

    February 18, 2010 at 1:00 am | Report abuse |
  73. UpstateNYgal

    The reality is that, from what I recall, child support for one child equals 17% of the non custodial parent's gross. With 8 children that would be........., Even if he was a master techie, he will not make the kind of money to support 8 children and himself and whatever dim wit that will have him. Reality is he needs the money and that means much more to him than his supposed importance of keeping his kids off TV.

    February 18, 2010 at 12:26 am | Report abuse |
  74. Sandra

    The kids have been the "biggest loser’s" here. I enjoyed seeing the kids on the show, but have grown tired of the public bickering. BOTH parents need to grow up and keep their personal business private. Hopefully, this has been a good lesson in parenting.

    February 18, 2010 at 12:00 am | Report abuse |
  75. brenda

    I wouldn't watch any more CRAP about this disfunctional family even if someone offered to PAY ME TO WATCH! They are disgustingly greedy, and their kids act as bratty as their two diva parents. UGH!

    February 17, 2010 at 11:30 pm | Report abuse |
  76. Vin

    Really? This is news? We care because...?

    February 17, 2010 at 11:27 pm | Report abuse |
  77. anonymous

    I love Kate & those cute kids so would love to see them again on TV. I am not sure how John is going to fit in – he is a big mess – turned out to be quite a rotten husband & father. She has to support all those lovely children so give her a chance. I would love to see them.

    February 17, 2010 at 11:18 pm | Report abuse |
  78. amy

    In other words he ran out of money and went suckling back to the TLC teet!

    February 17, 2010 at 11:18 pm | Report abuse |
  79. Sue


    February 17, 2010 at 11:09 pm | Report abuse |
  80. Sharon M.

    This loser obviously thinks he's some kind of stud, which he certainly is NOT.

    Any show that focuses on the lives of children who are only of interest to anyone, because they're freaks of nature (mother delivering a litter, instead of a singular, or twin, or triple birth) should be illegal, as it in itself exploits those children.

    With all the personal turmoil in the family, the show no longer (if it ever did) has anything at all to do with holding up family values that this country aspires to.

    I say, get this trash off the air. Keep it off the air. And, media folks ... find some real news to report on, and stop reporting tabloid garbage.

    February 17, 2010 at 10:39 pm | Report abuse |
  81. Miss Moneypenny

    LOVE YOU KATE.....keep up the good work raising your 8 children although with Jon you were raising 9 at that time.....why do so many people bash Kate and applaud the woman who just had her 19th child and they let all the older siblings raise the younger ones and she just spits them out?? Go figure.....
    Kate your children are adorable.....keep up the good work and applaud you because through all this YOU have shown to be a gracious lady compared to how your ex behaved.

    February 17, 2010 at 10:26 pm | Report abuse |
  82. Conga Kenny

    Who really gives a rat's ass.......................?

    February 17, 2010 at 10:13 pm | Report abuse |
  83. Jill Stamper

    Just wish this would go away...I am over it! I will NOT watch any more shows new or old.

    February 17, 2010 at 10:01 pm | Report abuse |
  84. Christine

    Jon is selfish and worthless. It's great how he put a cease and desist order against TLC. Because when all the money runs out he's gonna have a huge child support bill!!! Way to think ahead Jon.

    February 17, 2010 at 9:32 pm | Report abuse |
  85. Mike

    Why doesn't anyone bring up the fact that TLC would let Kate do other shows but not John. The real scum in all this is TLC.

    February 17, 2010 at 9:25 pm | Report abuse |
  86. Sharon Grindstaff

    I would happily watch Kate, with or without the kids. But Jon? That passive-aggressive, flat-broke, self-centered yo-yo "punked" us all once. Never again.

    February 17, 2010 at 9:16 pm | Report abuse |
  87. beth

    Kate is a mother who is trying to have a full time job while raising 8 kids. At least she's not out there collecting welfare. I hope she and jon worked out an agreement on 50/50 time with their kids and he's not leaving her to do EVERYTHING on her own while he lives the single life!!! I can't imagine their life is very stable at this point and they should take more time off of TV and work on going to some more counseling- we all had enough of the "Dysfunctional Family of 10 Show." (I agree she shouldn't be spending $7000 in hair either!!!!)

    February 17, 2010 at 9:12 pm | Report abuse |
  88. Raevyn

    Mary said "I hope Kate gets her own show. She has to work and support those children lets not be so hard on her. As for John he should get a job and contribute but should be off the show"

    If John's supposed to contribute, maybe he should get his own show and Kate should stay home and raise those kids.

    February 17, 2010 at 9:10 pm | Report abuse |
  89. Dianna

    OMG, are they serious about a new show for her? She is so money hungary, and greedy, that she exploits her kids so that she can keep her high cost of living. I think at the very beginning of their show, she was a very grateful person, and a genuine person at that, but step back and take a look at her now. It's all about her. Count me as one of those who WON'T be watching.

    February 17, 2010 at 9:10 pm | Report abuse |
  90. C.H.

    If it were "really" about his kids..He would not have settled , without insisting his kids not be back on tv. It's about making money for himself..and not having to be married to Kate, or living with all of them..
    He's really a jerk and I hope this is the end of hearing from him..
    I never watched the show, won't watch any new shows..
    But even though I never did, I have seen and heard so much from stories that it hardly matters, I feel I know as much as any "fan" that follows the show does...~!
    They have just been shoved down our throats.

    February 17, 2010 at 9:05 pm | Report abuse |
  91. windy

    Thinks the parents blew their time of fame. Now they should seriously focus on the kids, and just get a 9 to 5. It's sad how this family went down. I blame both -Jon & Kate. They should have to learn from mistakes like the rest of America. Face it.. "You Two Blew It "

    February 17, 2010 at 8:41 pm | Report abuse |
  92. RussH

    She is a bitch and he is a Tiger Woods. Bless the children and god help them with these parents who are both idiots

    February 17, 2010 at 8:36 pm | Report abuse |
  93. Guest

    sorry, I miss-typed.
    Kate is so self righteous and is in complete denial over her contribution to the deterioration of their marriage

    February 17, 2010 at 8:28 pm | Report abuse |
  94. Guest

    Both parents are big time losers. Kate is so self righteous and thinks she is in complete denial over her contribution to the deterioration of their marriage. It takes 2 to have a successful marriage, and it takes 2 to destroy it.
    Jon has/had his head so far up his rear that he doesn't know how to act like a mature adult. Did the divorce settlement include him getting his balls back from Kate?

    February 17, 2010 at 8:27 pm | Report abuse |
  95. SOS

    No return of any Gosselin's! Their ugly mugs will be plastered all over the place again. It was so nice not to hear or see them for the past few months. Ugh!!

    February 17, 2010 at 8:14 pm | Report abuse |
  96. Joe

    I love all the man haters coming out here. Yeah he's a piece of work, but so is that woman he married. Kate was rude and crude to him on the few episodes I watched. I would never have allowed her to treat me the way she treated him, on television no less. Would have walked away from her years before the kids. Neither of these two people have talent, and both should find a rock to crawl back under.

    Shame on TLC for even considering bringing either of those two idiots back to TV. What happened to real LEARNING on TLC?

    February 17, 2010 at 8:13 pm | Report abuse |
  97. CHRIS


    February 17, 2010 at 8:02 pm | Report abuse |
  98. DeeCee

    Sherri – you need to accept that different people like different things. There are many shows that would contribute to the "dumbing down" of America. Watching the sweet antics of these children is not – by any stretch of the imagination – one of the worst offenders. Kate did not waste time in the shows worrying about her next haircut. She is not perfect, and neither am I. If you are, then be thankful, but your post suggests otherwise. If your motive is actually to get high quality programming on the air, your method is greatly flawed. In the meantime, I will continue to enjoy watching this delightful (no, not perfect) family grow, whenever I have the opportunity. BTW – there are actually quite a few educationally sound programs on TV. You might want to spend less time criticizing and more time looking for the positives......just a thought.

    February 17, 2010 at 8:00 pm | Report abuse |
  99. angel

    I grew up in a family of 8 kids...no we didn't have our own t.v. show. my parents would have NEVER spent $7000.00 on a hairdo! How disgusting!Grow up! Spend time with your children, not getting your hair done!

    February 17, 2010 at 7:46 pm | Report abuse |
  100. cate

    I hope the show returns with Kate and the children. I've missed it. Jon however, can go crawl into a hole. He's totally useless and a waster.

    February 17, 2010 at 7:31 pm | Report abuse |
  101. Commander192

    I am tired of this guy. The only thing that happened with him is he became addicted to the money, and thought it made him great. He really had nothing to do with the success of the show, as it was about the kids. At least Kate seemed to keep this in mind. I wish he would be paid off and told to go away, as he has not had the good of the kids in mind for a long time. Good riddance to him.

    February 17, 2010 at 7:27 pm | Report abuse |
  102. Nicole

    If Kate is SOOOO concerned with supporting her kids why is she spending $7000.00 on hair extensions!?!?!?!!?

    February 17, 2010 at 7:07 pm | Report abuse |
  103. SherriM

    DeeCee, we, who can't stand Kate or Jon and will never watch any show they are on, are just trying to stop the "dumbing down" of America, and maybe get some quality shows that actually do some good or teach something or that people can learn from, on the air. Watching a narcissistic, self important wannabe living in her mansion, and worrying about her next haircut, is not what this country is, or at least should be, caring about.

    February 17, 2010 at 7:01 pm | Report abuse |
  104. Sharon D.

    Just as bad as Jersey Shores. Their 15 minutes expired long ago. Trash, trash, trash.

    February 17, 2010 at 7:00 pm | Report abuse |
  105. Marky

    Whoops, I meant Table for 12

    February 17, 2010 at 6:59 pm | Report abuse |
  106. Marky

    Bull-oney, Dawn! Most of us watched this show for years, and I can say Jon got treated like dirt from the get-go. He was very happy with the twins and insisted on getting pregnant again even after they were offered a baby for adoption. He was concerned about the possibility of multiples if they had a second pregnancy, but Kate always has to have her way.

    No one thinks the 6 aren't cute, but that many kids is overwhelming to anyone, and she has had her hand out from day 1. Gimmee, gimmee.gimmee, is her eternal cry and he just wanted a normal life. When he tried to have one–going to work, coming home and helping and doing the best he could with what family help Kate would allow, that was never good enough and wow! it is all his fault! It is always about her and what she wants and who she will let in and after while, I think anyone would go nuts and freak out. She's the one who has caused the problems here. "Hey, kids! You can have puppies, but I get to name them!" Whoops, I hate the dogs, they have to go!" "Your blankie has gum on it; in the trash! Hush!" What a B.....! I wouldn't watch anything with her in it, even GMA. You want to watch sextuplets? Watch 12 at the Table; those people are at least pleasant and care about each other.

    February 17, 2010 at 6:55 pm | Report abuse |
  107. Mel McFadden

    I can't imagine the heartache that Kate went through. I find her a loving, resourceful, thoughtful, smart woman. Hooray for her and the kids. As for Jon, I think he should be so lucky that TLC didn't take him to the cleaners and hang him out to dry. I hope that the kids thrive, of course we love them and we are fascinated. I hope they all go to college on our obsession with them and I hope they use the money to become good people for the planet, unlike their father. In doing so they will be like their mother. I'm sorry, any woman who can raise eight children, manage writing books, appearances, a television show with crew crawling up their lives, body guards, fans who chase and stalk, write personal notes, answer emails, go to PTA, clean house and look after an obvious bad boy who needed the verbal berating he got, is a SAINT in my eyes! SAINT KATE and the precocious eight! Blessings to the Gosselin family.

    February 17, 2010 at 6:44 pm | Report abuse |
  108. Kim

    Wonder how much money he received from this Case???
    And we do not need to see them on TV anymore, Go Away Already................

    February 17, 2010 at 6:41 pm | Report abuse |
  109. Rigglets

    What did these people do for a living before they exploded with all those kids?

    February 17, 2010 at 6:34 pm | Report abuse |
  110. mimi

    Maybe we can get a show from TLC that is truly a "Learning Experience" because Jon and Kate were far from it! Hope all the Gosselin's move on and the children aren't too damaged!

    February 17, 2010 at 6:28 pm | Report abuse |
  111. cmurphy

    WHO CARES? Really, i could care less if any of them are back on TV..Theres enough crap now , we dont need more.

    February 17, 2010 at 6:25 pm | Report abuse |
  112. TOM

    This is such a relief! My goodness, I thought the world was going to implode if TLC and Jon Gosselin did not settle their dispute.
    Thank you so much CNN for following up with this most important of stories. May we all sleep better at night.

    February 17, 2010 at 6:25 pm | Report abuse |
  113. peg

    You know it is funny how they made Kate out as the meanest B**ch and once Jon grew B@lls and said I had enough abuse from her they started making him look bad and her like a angle. I guess they thought she would do the show cheaper. She needs to move on and start caring for those 8 kids she wanted and stop making money off of them. She is really no better the Octomom.

    February 17, 2010 at 6:21 pm | Report abuse |
  114. SherriM

    PLEASE, no more of either of them. Kate is a self-centered shrew, who treated Jon horribly (remember the "talk on the chair" after one show where she told him "Would you stop breathing so loud?" No sane man could live with her. The tummy tuck? Okay, I'll give her that one, 8 kids could do a job on your tummy......but the nails, the hair streaking, cutting, etc., that probably costs more than the GNP of a small country.......Kate is all about Kate and I will not watch her. Oh, and somebody get Maddie to a child psychologist, that girl has an anger problem.

    February 17, 2010 at 6:13 pm | Report abuse |
  115. dman

    team john

    February 17, 2010 at 6:10 pm | Report abuse |
  116. sheri

    PLEASE – no more KATE! I can't stand the dope.....he at least seems less FAKE – he has his faults but at least it seems like he is a human – she is just a plastic fake!

    February 17, 2010 at 5:53 pm | Report abuse |
  117. DeeCee

    I have a question for all of you negative responders – if you are so sick of them, and want noooo more, then why did you read the article and take the time to post a message?

    Some of us are interested in the fate of this family, and spent a lot of time enjoying the growing pains and pleasures of life with so many little ones. I, for one, am hoping for nothing but good things for these people, and I look forward to updates on how these adorable children are growing and coping with life.

    If you are sick of them – change the channel, and don't read the articles on them!!! Simple enough, no?:

    February 17, 2010 at 5:50 pm | Report abuse |
  118. Mom

    Jon & Kate Plus 8, and all the other reality TV shows, are hits because we are voyeuristic by nature. We WANT to peer into other people's lives...basically, it was US who created the monsters. I have four children, three stepchildren, and just obtained my license to be a foster parent. I live in a rented 6-bedroom home in the middle of nowhere. I also work part-time and am a freelance writer. I also volunteer for my daughter's PTA and am room mother at her school. My husband's a cop; so is my brother and sister-in-law. Like most other people, we live paycheck to paycheck. I don't get hair extensions, I don't go have my nails done, and I don't go to the spa. Wonder if TLC wants to do a show on us???

    February 17, 2010 at 5:48 pm | Report abuse |
  119. mary

    OMG.... Yuck, can we just get over this couple...

    February 17, 2010 at 5:42 pm | Report abuse |
  120. Jo

    The show was sick from the getgo. Watched 3 episodes, couldnt keep my dinner down.

    You people are pathetic living others lives, get off the couch you fat freaks.

    Jon was a lazy sob and she an even worse biatch. Perfect example why men dont and shouldnt get married these days.

    February 17, 2010 at 5:39 pm | Report abuse |
  121. trm

    To all the armchair psychologists-why do you even care.. We –the general public have forgotten they're wanna be actors who were on a REALITY show!! There is nothing real about having a camera shoved in your face . We were making them rich while many were losing their jobs,homes, & sanity. There is something wrong with this picture.

    February 17, 2010 at 5:38 pm | Report abuse |
  122. Amanda

    Why do people say that Kate has to work to pay the bills? Umm.. hello? Making a tv show is a far cry from work!! Maybe getting off her lazy backside and applying for a job could do the trick.
    As for Jon, that man makes men look terrible. Leaving 8 children alone with a pathetic excuss for a mother.
    OMG! Imagine the deseases he has, from one slut to another.
    In conclusion, thank god this show is off the air, and make way for the little people. 🙂

    February 17, 2010 at 5:36 pm | Report abuse |
  123. Dawn

    To the people that are saying that Kate disrespected Jon, remember in the beginning of the show, Jon stated that he would rather work than stay w/the kids. This left Kate at home alone with 8 kids. Jon also stated that he did not cook. Guess who did all of the cooking? Kate.

    Yes. Kate did take things too far...but she was a stressed out woman who needed help and support. In the beginning, Jon used his job as a way to stay away from all of the chaos at home.

    Jon started to complain when he became the stay at home Dad. He said that he was jealous of Kate and her success. What did he do? He had an affair. Jon does not need your support....he has enough women to do this. Jon needs to grow up.

    February 17, 2010 at 5:29 pm | Report abuse |
  124. J Wong

    I saw this d-bag when i was in maui. On the same plane. He was standing around hoping someone would ask to take a picture with him but no one really cared.

    They even drove him and his skanky gf to the plane on a golf cart. It was literally a 30 second walk on the tarmac. He thinks he's somethign he's not.

    February 17, 2010 at 5:26 pm | Report abuse |
  125. Jane (Minnesota)

    zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.........................Who REALLY cares!!!!

    February 17, 2010 at 5:23 pm | Report abuse |
  126. Aukala

    Since Jon was Kate's 9th child, it was her responsibility to nag him to comb his hair, put on a clean shirt, help with the younger kids, etc. And, obviously he still has not grown up. Poor thing, out of $$ so is willing to kiss and make up. B.S. Don't bring him back.

    Note to TLC Kate and The Eight seems like a nice name, go with it!! I would personally love to see the kids back on TV. Don't bring Jon back, the bickering gives me a headache.

    February 17, 2010 at 5:10 pm | Report abuse |
  127. Stop it

    No more Jon OR Kate!! Doesn't she still have her nursing degree? She needs to get a regular job and so does he. NO more cameras!! God bless the kids.

    February 17, 2010 at 5:07 pm | Report abuse |
  128. Futon Torpedo

    He should run for office. He would be perfect for the Tea Baggers.

    February 17, 2010 at 5:02 pm | Report abuse |
  129. JonC

    I'm not big on this family either, but we should look at it from a different angle. I watched the first show when they moved into their new house. My wife and I watched quite a bit of their show as it grew. One thing I've noticed is that in all of the years that the family has been on the show Jon hasn't changed a bit. Unfortunately you can't say the same thing about Kate. The medical procedures, the growing lack of patience, the look at me attitude. This all came out long after the show started. If you look back at the first show Kate was an overweight mom trying to shed the baby weight and talked to Jon with respect. That all went away. What didn't change was the general publics amazing ability to know exactly what the two of them were thinking at all times. the 30 minute show that condensed 7 days made know-it-alls out of millions of house wives. Maybe you ladies should back away from the tv for a minute and take a look at your husband and wonder "am I sucking the life out of this guy too?"

    February 17, 2010 at 5:01 pm | Report abuse |
  130. wayne

    Jeff, we all work "for the money". Though I don't like Jon or Kate, he's no different than millions of others who gets mad and acts hastily out of anger. Besides, I still believe the kids were being grossly underpaid while the network raked in money hand over fist off the backs of this family. How much will the salary those kids make today be worth 20 yrs from now? They probably won't even have made enough to put them through 4 yrs of college. But, short answer, I'm so tired of seeing these two parents who will later be ashamed and horrified when their kids get old enough and start acting out. The parents will have not a leg to stand on when the kids throw their terrible behavior back in their faces. I see these kids sitting on Dr Phil's couch discussing behavior issues in 10 yrs.

    February 17, 2010 at 4:53 pm | Report abuse |
  131. Guestperson

    Please get BOTH these people off the airwaves and no more time in the spotlight!!!!! Kate is such a hypocrite! All she wants is the spotlight and doesn't care what gets in her way. Jon – he's just a idiot who can't stand to be alone. They are both a couple of losers and I feel really sorry for those beautiful children.

    February 17, 2010 at 4:53 pm | Report abuse |
  132. Patti

    Jon needs to get a "real" job and you are right he must have ran out of money so this is why he is taking steps to end the legal issues. Instead of running around getting her nails and hair done (Kate) and Jon going from one younger girl to the next lets focus on your kids.

    February 17, 2010 at 4:51 pm | Report abuse |
  133. TJO

    I am so sick of hearing about Jon and Kate. I really don't understand why we are still reading stories about them.

    February 17, 2010 at 4:48 pm | Report abuse |
  134. Chad

    The one thing Jon did right...okay two things...was leaving Kate and making TLC stop filming. He may not have handled the first of the two right but that was a miserable marriage based on the exploitation of those children.

    We, as a public, need to pull together and demand that this level of garbage be taken off the air. This isn't a celebration of parenthood, or a celebration of life. It is a celebration of greed and exploitation.

    This show and the others like it on TLC are disgusting.

    February 17, 2010 at 4:43 pm | Report abuse |
  135. Lynn

    TLC don't get that the world is bored with all of them, and "who cares"? Just because she had EIGHT kids, they made it into a show of their own? They are NOT the only ones in this world who's had a LOT of children, so why does TLC think they are so special? TLC needs to realize....WE DON'T CARE! And speaking for myself, I never watched the show, but I got MY fill just listening to all the hoopla when their marriage began to fall apart. Gee, are they the first to get divorced, too? Hmmmm....


    February 17, 2010 at 4:43 pm | Report abuse |
  136. OJ Giovannetti

    Seriously. We don't need the JK+8 second coming, it was enough the first time, they end up making the ridicule in front of everybody. Thanks but no thanks.

    February 17, 2010 at 4:39 pm | Report abuse |
  137. Daniel

    Seriously, why is this considered news? Do people really care about Jon and Kate? Why not talk about real news and less celebrity news! And NO Jon and Kate are NOT celebrities!

    February 17, 2010 at 4:35 pm | Report abuse |
  138. Brent

    Do you know you do have two choice one is to not watch the show and the other is to turn the TV off.

    February 17, 2010 at 4:32 pm | Report abuse |
  139. Michelle

    The whole family needs to get off of the air! Kate has a degree in nursing... She can go back and work like the rest of us. Jon was working in computers (I think). they are both quite capable of making a living without being in the spotlight! Go get a job!!

    February 17, 2010 at 4:31 pm | Report abuse |
  140. Banger

    I say Jon Gosselin should be the next Bachelor on ABC.

    February 17, 2010 at 4:30 pm | Report abuse |
  141. Nicole

    NO show with or without Jon.
    I would really enjoy it if Jon worked to support his ex-wife and family.

    February 17, 2010 at 4:30 pm | Report abuse |
  142. delilahHQ

    Wow. The show was detrimental to the kids until he needed money. Stellar parenting skills. 10 years from now we'll be watching "8 Angry Teenage Delinquents Plus Shrink"

    February 17, 2010 at 4:28 pm | Report abuse |
  143. jeff

    I get a kick out of reading all of the john-bashing comments and the "kate should have her own show" comments. Both were corrupted by the celebrity that WE created for them. One was no better than the other. We did this to them and will do it to them again. Most of us would have fallen into the same pool with celebrity thrust on us, especially when our main talent was fruitful and abundant procreation (albeit with some medical assistance). Ladies with a hate on for men: He's only as much a wanker as any of us would be under similar circumstances, and she's really no better. Everyone loves a good cat fight, as long as it's not our own, so let's let the alley cats have at it–we'll enjoy the show.

    February 17, 2010 at 4:28 pm | Report abuse |
  144. grammi

    Jon is lucky to be rid of Kate and her abusive ways (we all saw them on film). He made some mistakes and went wild, but he has admitted to his failures. Kate and Jon need to support the family equally. Kate is selfish, egotistical and just because she gave birth does not mean that she is loving, nurturing and doing a good job. It looked to me like she ran the house like the military...not an environment that I think is very healthy for children or a husband. I hope they both have learned from their mistakes. I feel for the 8 children....no more filming is the best for all.

    February 17, 2010 at 4:20 pm | Report abuse |
  145. luvhockeyinnd


    I hope you do get another show as you need to support your kids. I think you are a good Mom and all the people out there complaining about you are just jealous. As far as Jon he needs to get a job and help support his family instead of running around with all those young gals.


    February 17, 2010 at 4:16 pm | Report abuse |
  146. Stacey

    This show needs to end. The kids are great. but's become about Kate and her freebies..enough...take your $7000 hair extentions and get a real job

    February 17, 2010 at 4:15 pm | Report abuse |
  147. mary

    TLC is stupid, who wants to see either one of them. I have no need to see "THE NEW KATE" with her stupid hair extensions. I will never watch anything onTLC if they bring her back. She is a terrible mean person and an unloving mother. I have never been able to stand her since the episode with poor Colin screaming in the kitchen because seh was going to throw out his beloved blankie and her ridiculous tirade because it had gum on it. She had not one bit of concern for her poor chiid but was more interested in showing how she didn't give them gum and on and on while the poor child cried and she never once comforted him. She is a stone cold B.

    February 17, 2010 at 4:12 pm | Report abuse |
  148. cathy

    The entire family should be taken off the air. SHE should focus on taking care of her kids rather than pursuing more television programs which take her away from them. SOME MOTHER SHE IS!

    February 17, 2010 at 4:09 pm | Report abuse |
  149. irma

    about time this ended.... i was growing tired of all his complaining.

    February 17, 2010 at 4:06 pm | Report abuse |
  150. Judi V.

    Please, please do not bring these losers back – let the kids enjoy a normal life – if that is possible. I do hope Mom and Dad are in therapy for they really do need help.

    February 17, 2010 at 4:01 pm | Report abuse |
  151. Bonnie

    At first I really liked the show but it was hard to see Kate badgering Jon all the time. Now I can see why. I think he needed it!!! He seems like he doesn't know which way to turn without someone's direction. He was blessed with 8 beautiful children and he's running all over the place thinking he is a celebrity. Well, he is not! He has lost my respect and the respect of the entire world. He has woooed all these women who think he is something good to grab onto but I wouldn't give him to seconds of my time. He has this elaborate apartment – why? In the end he will lose it all, including the respect of his children and Kate, well, she needs to go away too. Who cares about her hair extensions, her diva-ish look and her back-in-shape body. Now, I can only wait for her love life to spark up and then we'll have to see and hear about that in every tabloid. Who cares? They aren't talented, they aren't celebrities, they do nothing great. I raised kids too, same thing they are doing. I just don't understand. THEY BOTH NEED TO GO AWAY and stop seeking attention. And Kate needs to stop crying on the telly.

    February 17, 2010 at 4:00 pm | Report abuse |
  152. m from den

    Once again, the "fame monster" has reared his ugly head. I agree with the poster "Go Away" that Jon should just 'go away'. And TLC has lost alot of credibility...that is absolutely true. What is going on over at TLC? Any network that puts on trashy shows like "Toddlers & Tots" needs a management adjustment. The only decent shows on that network are "What Not To Wear" and "Say Yes To The Dress".

    Jon is seemingly wanting to continue to star in his own real-life version of 'Revenge of the Nerds" because the guy was a total dork and when he got some publicity, he spun it into becoming a complete jerk who dated women way to young for him. And all the while, the kids have to deal with an idiot dad and a more irritating mom.

    February 17, 2010 at 4:00 pm | Report abuse |
  153. Sylvia Davis

    don't watch this station anymore....stinks.....families on this station seem to fall apart....money talks and bulls- walks.

    February 17, 2010 at 3:56 pm | Report abuse |
  154. kathy

    GO AWAY JON and slink back into your slimpit.

    February 17, 2010 at 3:53 pm | Report abuse |
  155. bhiggins306

    this guy is a scumbag. this show was no good for his kids until he realized they were his only source of income. PLEASE MAKE THIS MORON GO AWAY....PLEASE!

    February 17, 2010 at 3:53 pm | Report abuse |
  156. Sylvia Davis

    I have noticed that families on this station....seem to fall apart....I don't watch the station anymore

    February 17, 2010 at 3:52 pm | Report abuse |
  157. tim

    This family and these people are a train wreck. Just as the family is getting back to 'normal' these leaches (the parents) drag them back through the garbage. Call child services back.

    February 17, 2010 at 3:51 pm | Report abuse |
  158. Dawn

    I would love for TLC to go back to their original idea of "Kate & The Eight".

    It's a shame that Jon has put his family through so much. Yes. I remember how much Kate berated Jon on the show...but can't anyone see now why she was so irritated? She was putting up with Jon's childishness...and she has 8 beautiful kids to take care of.

    Good Luck Kate!!!!

    February 17, 2010 at 3:49 pm | Report abuse |
  159. John

    "I hope Kate gets her own show. She has to work and support those children lets not be so hard on her. As for John he should get a job and contribute but should be off the show"

    Are you serious, Mary? Do you realize how much money she gets paid by TLC? She likely won't need to work a real job for the rest of her life (if she manages her money like a sane person).

    February 17, 2010 at 3:48 pm | Report abuse |
  160. BarraCuda

    I hope that whatever money he gets, Kate gets most of it for child support. While Jon is not the scuzziest slimball in the world, he is right up there in the top 10.

    February 17, 2010 at 3:43 pm | Report abuse |
  161. Sharon

    Kate probably kept after him for child support money so he had to go back to TLC. She's a greedy witch who wants nothing more than she wants to be on TV. She would rather be on TV than have them kids. She's rude, money hungry, and I don't know about anyone here, but I'm sick of that show and sick of Kate and Jon. TLC must not have better things to do than to air crap like that. We are no longer interested.

    February 17, 2010 at 3:37 pm | Report abuse |
  162. tired

    we waste way too much time on this person,get a job and move on.

    February 17, 2010 at 3:35 pm | Report abuse |
  163. Tinkerbell

    Amazing how you can come to terms when you start running out of money!

    February 17, 2010 at 3:27 pm | Report abuse |
  164. Neeq

    TLC is turning into a hack channel, they are the Maury Povich of cable, instead of "who is your baby daddy", its "lets exploit families." I think Jon and Kate before the show were decent people, fame got to their head and TLC kept it going. Kate is selfish and bossy, Jon needed to grow a pair, he did, and went stupid with it. Both need to go back to reality, get out of the lime light, fade into history, and become good parents to their kids. Their children when they become adults could look back and be absolutely ashamed of their parents.

    February 17, 2010 at 3:25 pm | Report abuse |
  165. laura

    Jon's broke, Kate's nasty and those kids are adorable. I started watching them and they were so-o cute! Then I started to dislike her ocd and his ignorance. Just stopped watching. Now they're everywhere in the media.
    Those 2 should just take care of the children and stop being so money hungry. It's the kids that suffer. I hope the 8 have a good life.

    February 17, 2010 at 3:25 pm | Report abuse |
  166. bighairgal

    if you guys don't like this family and their struggles to raise eight kids, then watch something else that is more pure and satisfying to your finely tuned sensibilities.

    February 17, 2010 at 3:24 pm | Report abuse |
  167. Pat

    If you remember for those who watched the show from the beginning. Jon did have a 9-5 job, but Kate complained constantly about him not being there. She is as much to blame for the situation as he is. Please don't bring back the show. The kids need a normal life.

    February 17, 2010 at 3:23 pm | Report abuse |
  168. bighairgal

    I like the kids

    February 17, 2010 at 3:21 pm | Report abuse |
  169. Futbol Czarina

    ugh, they're a couple of worthless, self-serving whiney adults who had the misfortune of having 8 kids. I love large families, but they've spoiled their kids and have no control over the kids or their own lives. TLC, find a more worthy and interesting family if you're determined to showcase the multiples angle.

    February 17, 2010 at 3:18 pm | Report abuse |
  170. Christi Pitts

    I think the best thing for the family to do is charity work...They have enough money for now and what better way to show their children the right way to live and grow up.....I just don't want to see them on TLC!

    February 17, 2010 at 3:16 pm | Report abuse |
  171. steve k

    thanks Nosay.....

    February 17, 2010 at 3:13 pm | Report abuse |
  172. Mary

    Kate is nothing more than a prostitute , using her kids instead of her body. Please make her stop. If you like looking at dysfunctionality please look at your own life or our government – not the Goselins.

    February 17, 2010 at 3:10 pm | Report abuse |
  173. summerbaby84

    I can't stand when a person calls someone a loser but spells it "looser". I do agree though, Jon Gosselin is a loser.

    February 17, 2010 at 3:09 pm | Report abuse |
  174. michelle

    Nothing like pimping out your kids on tv to end the dispute huh John and Kate?? So selling out their lives on tv is worth more to you than their privacy?? these people are REVOLTING.
    Reality tv has turned into sewage.

    February 17, 2010 at 3:09 pm | Report abuse |
  175. Nosay

    I agree with Steve K-they all have no talent and should not be rewarded like they are "movie stars", They ALL are not!!!!!

    February 17, 2010 at 3:03 pm | Report abuse |
  176. Adam for Tennessee

    WHY DO SO MANY AMERICANS LOVE WATCHING OTHERS LIVE LIFE INSTEAD OF GETTING OUT AND LIVING THEIR OWN! Jon and Kate are a bunch of NOBODIES.... i do way more interesting things in a my day to day life then these two could dream about yet I dont see a tv show for me! to get a show because you had alot of kids is stupid and to watch a show about alot of kids is even dumber. cant american people find anything better to do? like getting off the couch and losing some weight, volunteering at a homeless shelter, cleaning litter off the highway, joining the boys and girls club, helping habitat for hummanity, I can keep going.

    February 17, 2010 at 2:59 pm | Report abuse |
  177. SD

    Why do you people continue to give them air time!!! He's a pitiful whiner ; she's a pathetic wanna-be diva and those poor children are stuck in the middle. They both need to give it a rest and go back to the real jobs that they had before they started living off of their children!! NO MORE Jon and Kate plus 8-PLEASE!!!!!

    February 17, 2010 at 2:55 pm | Report abuse |
  178. meg

    Why don't the entire clan take the next shuttle to the moon. It's time to move on. There too many imp't. things going on in the world. I'm the fool for skimming through this article & now I'm posting. It wouldn't surprise me if the whole family returned as the new improved Gosselins..Kate will then say "My old Jon is back!!! Now that would be humorous but nauseating!!!!!

    February 17, 2010 at 2:55 pm | Report abuse |
  179. Michelle In MN

    All you Jon haters..Kate is just as much to blame if not more. She berated him in front of their children for years and on national tv. I feel sorry for the guy, hes just trying to get his own life. he wanted the show to end a long time ago but Kate was the one that wanted it to keep going.
    These people need to think about their children for once and not themselves. Both of them need to get real jobs and learn to be come REAL parents!

    February 17, 2010 at 2:54 pm | Report abuse |
  180. Andrea

    He was in Hawaii a few days ago..saw him there with the girlfriend..where does he get the money?

    February 17, 2010 at 2:53 pm | Report abuse |
  181. Jo Navarro

    I would like to see how these 8 children turn out after they are adults. I truly DO not care about their mother, Kate. She is totally obnoxious and like fingernails on a chalk board. I can put up with Jon because he seems like my little lost brother that just is a little off and needs family love. Kind of like the one you love so much, but he stays in his room. I think he's cute and I am 66 years old, but, her!,,,,,, oh my goodness, what a witch and phony person. I am truly amazed that people do not see that in her. I don't Hate people, but, my feelings toward her on my television comes awfully close to that.

    February 17, 2010 at 2:52 pm | Report abuse |
  182. Jaki

    Please stop reporting on these people. Jon is only letting go of this case because he realized canceling the show would not make him any money.
    He wouldn't be able to sit on his fat ass anymore and would have to *GASP* work.

    February 17, 2010 at 2:52 pm | Report abuse |
  183. ceci

    Really! the last go around wasnt enough! Please, they bore me! Please go away and make room for those actors/actress's who make thier living through television.

    February 17, 2010 at 2:52 pm | Report abuse |
  184. Sergio Carranza

    I find it funny that most of the comments are complaints about the show and the parents, yet we all read it. We're feeding the moster and complain about it. I hope the woman makes good money off of us so those kids can have a decent life, that's what I'd want if I was in her shoes.

    February 17, 2010 at 2:49 pm | Report abuse |
  185. nettie

    I agree with so and so....and that's the Learning Channel?? Bravo

    February 17, 2010 at 2:48 pm | Report abuse |
  186. Dee

    I agree Jeff and he (Jon) has only proven this and this is a fact.

    February 17, 2010 at 2:48 pm | Report abuse |
  187. Whatever

    why can't they let this show go and move on? seriously, what's so interesting about this family that we need to see them on tv again? sure the kids are cute but ALL kids are cute, so what?

    February 17, 2010 at 2:46 pm | Report abuse |
  188. JEFF

    Please don't bring back Jon Gosselin, I am so sick of looking at this guy, It takes one selfish man to yank the rug out from under the only 'Meal Ticket' that his family had at the time, which is the show on TLC, those kids filmed all the previous episodes and when it came down to the money and Jon was no longer to get paid for sitting on his dead A** he then pulls the rug out from under Kate,

    He will not hold a regular job, he will bleed this media thing for as much $$$$$ that is possibly left, hopefully for everyones sanity no one in the news media will be knocking, let him get a honest 9-5 job like anyone else, Kate seems to be the only one interested in making sure the kids get fed and provided for, Jon needs to grow up....

    February 17, 2010 at 2:43 pm | Report abuse |
  189. andrew

    My wife loved that show and what I watched of it..I liked seeing the babies emerge into the little people they each were. Suddenly you could see who was the girls and who was the boys. Too bad Jon could not get with the program. He was too passive until he decided to run with other women. Men should not have children if they want to be the center of attention in their home or with their wife.

    They really had a great gig there and opportunity to give those kids a life otherwise the kids would have nothing but handouts and being dependent on other people with no mom or dad at home to raise them up cause mom and dad would be at work. Impossible task.

    February 17, 2010 at 2:42 pm | Report abuse |
  190. Lisa

    Single parent taking care of her kids? Who are you kidding??? I am a single parent – I work 8 hours a day/5 days a week to support my family. Kate doesn't work, she pans for the camera! This whole family (and all the other "reality" people) are attention wh0re$. You want to know how a single parent manages? I'm sure there are many in your community and they all could use a little help. It really burns me up when I read about "poor Kate". Poor Kate my behind. No tummy tuck, face lift or $5,000 hair cut for me. Instead, I'm putting my two children through college! That's where MY money goes! Ridiculous!

    February 17, 2010 at 2:40 pm | Report abuse |
  191. Lady L

    What Happened Jon and Kate?? Money running out from your
    $7,000 hair extensions and Jon,, your $100 ed hardy t shirts?

    Enough,, if you want to reconcile,, please do so in private, not
    because you need the TLC money to pay the rent.. what happened to
    "my priority are my kids" being said by both of you over and over??

    I for one, will NOT tune in to this train wreck,,prayers go out to the children.

    February 17, 2010 at 2:35 pm | Report abuse |
  192. Ziggy2

    Shameless people out for another buck, YUCK!

    February 17, 2010 at 2:34 pm | Report abuse |
  193. On with the show

    I look forward to Kate & the kids coming back on their own program, why shouldn't they be able to enjoy all the free perks & get paid while simply having fun...good for them. People who say it's harmful to the kids are full of carp, they are doing just fine. What was harmful was Jon's philandering & bashing their mom on national tv, what a creep bag! Jon gave up his right to take part in any of their activities/earnings when he left his marriage/family for all his sk@nks. Good riddance, no one likes him anyway, disgusting man.

    February 17, 2010 at 2:32 pm | Report abuse |
  194. Go Away

    Good point, el wamo ....

    Time to take that advice and stop rubber-necking at the car crash ...

    Signing off !!

    (As TLC should with the Gosslin's)

    February 17, 2010 at 2:31 pm | Report abuse |
  195. lorraine Brock

    I guess Jon is running out of money. He had to do something to live the lifestyle he has grown to love. so much for the kids being his priority.

    February 17, 2010 at 2:30 pm | Report abuse |
  196. Go Away

    You know, this guy could have capitalized on his "beseiged husband" image from the show but, instead, he acted like the selfish, spoiled brat that his wife seemed to be through the five seasons of it.

    He came off as a cad, a media joke and, worse, a neglectful father and now he looks like some bottom feeder trying to keep hi 15-minutes of fame for a little longer.

    Like all the previous posters, I wish them all the best in their PRIVATE lives. I just don't want to see any of them again.

    And TLC, your network lost a lot of credibility, IMO, when you tried to capitalize on the drama of this failing marriage. Reality TV sets people up and then relishes in their fall. I expected better from TLC.

    February 17, 2010 at 2:28 pm | Report abuse |
  197. Th510NM

    Bottom line is, if they bring the show back, people will watch, including most of the people commenting here.

    February 17, 2010 at 2:27 pm | Report abuse |
  198. elwamo

    obviously we all care and take issue. We clicked on the link, read the article, read the comments, and posted a comment. Some will even post a restort.

    If you REALLY didn't care, you wouldn't be reading this. You wouldn't have clicked to read the story. And CNN would then surmise that since no one clicked that link, no one cares about JG and TLC. THEN, CNN might consider other stories more newsworthy.

    So please, if you really don't want to hear about it, then prove it, and stop reading these articles.

    February 17, 2010 at 2:24 pm | Report abuse |
  199. JH

    Both of these two are talentless people. I can't believe that people are dumb enough to watch these shows, making these worthless people a bunch of money.... for what? Their only talent is having a bunch of kids. Plus the guy looks like a pig.

    February 17, 2010 at 2:24 pm | Report abuse |
  200. gabriele

    Ya, John's the man everybody loves to hate. However, I'll be watching Kate and those lovely children. I admire the heck out of Kate for surviving that no good for nothin bald headed, ugly, greedy x of hers and I'd like to say a few other things about him but I'd rather not offend certain people. You can put your own spin on it.

    February 17, 2010 at 2:23 pm | Report abuse |
  201. Dee

    I miss the kids and I would love to see how they have grown but without the media hog that Jon has become. I think having him as a father is way worse than the 8 being on a tv show.

    February 17, 2010 at 2:21 pm | Report abuse |
  202. Pammy c

    no one cares about him. lets all move on

    February 17, 2010 at 2:21 pm | Report abuse |
  203. CLN

    I think it would be good to see a show about a single mother and how she uses her time. Also the stress of having children return to a routine after being with the other parent. There are a lot of single mothers trying to manage work, kids and a home.

    February 17, 2010 at 2:19 pm | Report abuse |
  204. Gene

    I really agree, they need money and they are going to use the kids for this. Go out and work a honest day of work and bring home the bread and bacon for these kids. It is not TLC responsibility to get you out of financial trouble. You both need to realize these are your kids
    not anyone elses and you need to support them just like the rest of the United States try to support our kids and if you do come back to TLC then keep you private affairs out of the news. To me this is what
    hurts your kids more with them seeing their mother and dad going at each other and not being grown up over all this. The kids are had nothing to do with it. You know they are precious and just remember
    they will always remember all this as they get older. Just love them

    February 17, 2010 at 2:17 pm | Report abuse |
  205. steve k

    John and Kate plus 8….The Kardasians…Kendra….
    The house wives of New York, Atlanta and Orange County…..all no talent
    but they think they are Movie stars…at least the kardasian girls and Kendra married guys with talent….lol

    February 17, 2010 at 2:15 pm | Report abuse |
  206. Russ

    I agree with nynursemom,I hope Jon is not back on show. Kate and the kids can carry the show and if that is not meant to happen then I hope Kate gets her on show.

    February 17, 2010 at 2:12 pm | Report abuse |
  207. Carrie

    Why doesn't he own up to being a man and get a real, 9-5 job instead of depending on TLC to pay for all his exotic trips, expensive apartments, fancy clothes and girlfriend's gifts. God forbid he gets up at a reasonable hour and goes to an actual job!!!! He's such a sorry excuse of a man!!!

    February 17, 2010 at 2:12 pm | Report abuse |
  208. Lisa

    I am sooooo sick of this family. Who cares if they bring the show back. Move on, we all have.

    February 17, 2010 at 2:11 pm | Report abuse |
  209. steve k

    I don’t know how the world is turning without John and Kate plus 8.......
    This couple let the fame and fortune go to their heads....they really thought they had some special talent. I think the only talent they displayed was how to screw up their lives and their families lives........

    February 17, 2010 at 2:06 pm | Report abuse |
  210. elle


    No more of these wankers

    February 17, 2010 at 2:06 pm | Report abuse |
  211. spike

    kate is just as big of a loser if not worse than this guy!

    February 17, 2010 at 2:05 pm | Report abuse |
  212. dana

    this family is not news. please STOP the stupidity.

    February 17, 2010 at 2:05 pm | Report abuse |
  213. nynursemom

    I have no issue with Kate or the children, but I hope TLC doesn't put Jon back on the air. He's absolutely worthless.

    February 17, 2010 at 2:02 pm | Report abuse |
  214. Tammy

    He is working with them now because he's broke. That's the only reason he wants to start the show back up. I hope they don't go through with it. He done nothing but drag TLC through the mud and now tells them they can start filming again....YA, DUH for the money.

    February 17, 2010 at 2:01 pm | Report abuse |
  215. ben franklin

    Truly we live in the fall of Rome when this is considered news, even of the "entertainment" variety,

    February 17, 2010 at 2:00 pm | Report abuse |
  216. JM

    Uh oh....Jon must need some money!

    February 17, 2010 at 2:00 pm | Report abuse |
  217. CH

    I still find it funny that this channel is known as "The Learning Channel". Oximoron.

    February 17, 2010 at 1:59 pm | Report abuse |
  218. Bob

    Some people shouldn't breed. I'm refering to what spawned both of these self involved idiots.

    February 17, 2010 at 1:57 pm | Report abuse |
  219. veronica

    I agree, Laura. It's been really nice not having their faces and names plastered on every paper, Internet, and television show. I wish them well but, please, keep leaving them alone.

    February 17, 2010 at 1:57 pm | Report abuse |
  220. T-1

    What a whining looser, Go away bad dream. Made a mint off of a 8 second ride. Dig a hole– don't look back, nobody is watching- JUMP NOW!

    February 17, 2010 at 1:54 pm | Report abuse |
  221. JC-VA

    Oh God no!!! no more from these losers... Pleaseeeeee Noooo moreeeeeeee

    February 17, 2010 at 1:52 pm | Report abuse |
  222. mary

    I hope Kate gets her own show. She has to work and support those children lets not be so hard on her. As for John he should get a job and contribute but should be off the show

    February 17, 2010 at 1:51 pm | Report abuse |
  223. laura TJ

    I have grown so bored with this guy. I wish the whole family the best,but seriously do we really even care about Kate having her own show ???

    February 17, 2010 at 1:46 pm | Report abuse |

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