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.”

Be sure to tune in to Showbiz Tonight for all the latest on "Jon & Kate"- 11 p.m. EST

September 30th, 2009
06:15 PM ET

Jon and Kate: A family in shambles

I thought I was done with the Gosselin posts - really, I did. I was done being frustrated; done trying to figure out what was going on; done trying to offer advice; done trying to just “get it”; just done. But I need to get a few things off of my chest; share a few thoughts with my blog readers who I know share these frustrations with me.


Let’s start with Jon since he seems to be making all of the headlines the past few days—or the past few months I suppose. Jon, I have run out of cliché’s to throw at you. ‘Enough is enough’; ‘stop the madness’; ‘get it together’; I just don’t have words for you anymore - and as all of you readers can attest to, that is a problem I seldom have.

I personally think that Jon getting dropped from “Jon and Kate Plus 8”was his plan all along. He never liked being on the show and as much as he protests, I feel that it contributed to the decline of his marriage. I also think that it is a calculated move for him to have halted his divorce proceedings; he has to have some ulterior motive, whether it be for press, public perception or something else, I haven’t quite put my finger on it yet.

Let’s be honest here folks - there is no way that he thinks he is going to reconcile with Kate. This is the guy that told ABC’s Chris Cuomo a few weeks ago that he “despised” Kate, so I am pretty sure that all hope of another vow renewal is all for naught.

Alright Kate, it’s your turn. Let’s not pretend that you aren’t coming out of this smelling like roses. You have a great PR team - good job on that one. Here’s the thing though, all of the PR in the world can’t hide the fact that you aren’t without blame here. You bear some responsibility - and I am not just talking about your constant verbal abuse of Jon.

Do you really think that it was a good idea, while your marriage was in the midst of crumbling, to continue your book tour? I know that it’s always been about building the “Gosselin” brand but talk about bad timing! You had plenty of cash coming in, money certainly wasn’t an issue; perhaps that time would have been better spent at home with your husband and children.

So you managed to get yourself some great press - you’ve made the talk show rounds, going everywhere from “The View” to our very own “Larry King Live”. Now that you are on the winning side of the PR battle - how does it feel? Was it everything you hoped for? Tell me Kate, have you seen what some of the tabloids are saying lately about the father of your children? You are a smart woman Kate, and clearly a savvy business woman - take a look and then you tell me if you think all press is good press.

Jon and Kate, you have made a mockery of your family. Parents are supposed to set examples for their children to look up to and emulate; look in the mirror - is this the example you want to be setting?

September 29th, 2009
04:30 PM ET

True Blood EXCLUSIVE: Part Two!

Hi Marquee Blog readers–ready for part two of my True Blood HBO Emmy After Party Special? Well here you go—an exclusive tidbit about the new season from Stephen Moyer.

Stephen Moyer

When I asked Stephen about working with Anna Paquin, his real life fiancée, he told me how much he loves getting to spend all of that extra time with her, but warned that it might not last for long.

 “I love working with Anna–I don’t think we will be working together this season only because it’s very hard to make Bill and Sookie the couple just be Bill and Sookie the couple. Nobody wants to watch that forever–every single drama you’ve ever watched has that thing where now you’ve watched and now let’s put him over there and see how he works with her and how she works with him…so we’ll see!”

Uh-oh, sounds like there may be some trouble in Bill and Sookie paradise next season! What do you guys think? Do you agree with Stephen? Would you like to see Bill and Sookie paired with other people next season?

I can’t wait to read what you think!

September 29th, 2009
02:03 PM ET

DJ AM died of 'accidental overdose'

This just in to the Showbiz Tonight newsroom:

The New York Medical Examiner confirms that DJ AM, aka Adam Goldstein died from an accidental overdose. They told us that he suffered "Acute intoxication due to the combined effects of Cocaine, Oxycodone, Vicodin, Ativan, Klonopin, Xanax, Benadryl and Levamisole (drug used to cut cocaine)."

DJ AM, 36, was found dead in his New York City apartment on August 28th.  He died almost a year after surviving a plane crash that killed four other people. DJ AM and Travis Barker, former drummer for Blink- 182, were the only survivors.

September 28th, 2009
11:30 AM ET

True Blood EXCLUSIVE for Marquee Blog readers!

Happy Monday Marquee Blog readers–I've got a treat for you!  Remember my blog posting about last week's HBO EMMY Awards after party? Well, while I was there I caught up with all of your favorite True Blood stars and told them about their devoted Marquee Blog followers. When they heard how excited all of you guys are about the show and about how much you have been reading and commenting about it, they wanted to send you some exclusive video messages– take a look:

Be sure to check back first thing tomorrow for another True Blood Marquee Blog exclusive– Stephen Moyer sent along an exclusive tidbit about the new season for all of his Marquee Blog fans!

September 24th, 2009
05:27 PM ET

Most provocative celebrity of the week

Hi there Marquee blog readers!

I wanted to let you all know about something brand new that we are going to be doing on Showbiz Tonight. Each Friday on the show, we’re going to name the most provocative celebrity of the week- and we want to hear from you! Here is your chance to weigh in. Beginning each Thursday, tell us who you think it should be. Who was totally outrageous? Who did something so controversial it makes your head spin? Email us, write to us on Facebook or call Showbiz On Call: 888-SBT-BUZZ.

We can’t wait to hear from all of you!

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