Archive for the "TLC" Category

Chilli Talks Pebbles’ Lawsuit “She Doesn’t Have A Lawsuit… Because We Told The Truth!” [Video]

Chilli talks to Bossip about the crazy lawsuit Pebbles has in the works to get paid from the TLC Biopic.

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*Exclusive* Chilli Spills The Beans On Her Featured Episode Airing Tonight “Celebrity Undercover” [Video]

Chilli talked to Bossip about her Episode of “Celebrity Undercover” airing tonight on Oxygen.

Chilli goes undercover casting back up dancers for TLC’s new music project. Do fans really want a TLC comeback?

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TLC Exclusive: The Girls Talk Bankruptcy, New Movie, And Chilli Says “Floyd Didn’t Hit It” [Video]

TLC talk to Bossip about their new movie, rumors, and the real.


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Twitter Files: Angry Bird Pebbles Claps Back At TLC’s Breakfast Club Claims That She Was An Ain’t Isht Manager!

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Hasn’t this feud gone on long enough already? Cotdamn…

Pebbles Responds To TLC’s Claims That She Was A Shady Manager

Yesterday, the legendary R&B group TLC stopped by the Breakfast Club to chop it up with DJ Envy, Charlamagne, and Angela Yee.

When asked if their maligned ex-manager Pebbles was as bad a person as she was portrayed in their new movie, the ladies responded with a resounding “hell f**k yeah she was!”, or something like that.

Suffice to say, Pebbles is still fighting to convince people that she isn’t a crook, b!tc#, or janky promoter. She took to Twitter to say as much. Flip it to read it.

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Chili and T-Boz Promote the TLC Biopic

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The Duggars planning a 20th child!

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I’ve never written about the Duggars or their sick conviction of producing babies for TLC, but I’m going to do it today because this thing is just getting worse with each passing day. Michelle and Jim Bob Duggar of TLC’s 19 Kids and Counting are in the process of producing baby no. 20 for their producers!

And this decision comes after evaluating the positives and negatives of the catastrophic aftereffects of their 19th child’s premature birth and TLC’s need for ratings. People reports,

... the couple – who only recently brought baby Josie home after being hospitalized for six months as she recovered from a perforated bowel and rare digestive problems – say they are ready to consider a 20th child. “Our family is stronger than ever,” Jim Bob, 45, tells PEOPLE in its new issue. “We made it through the storm.”

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The Duggars "Would Welcome Another" Baby

Now 8 months old and weighing just over 11 pounds, Josie Duggar is "doing remarkable," mom Michelle reported on The Today Show this morning.

With their entire family gathered around them, Michelle and her husband Jim-Bob gave an update on little Josie's progress and talked about the new season of their TLC show 19 Kids and Counting.

Born early at 25 weeks due to Michelle's pre-eclampsia, Josie weighed just 1lb 6oz and was forced to spend extended periods in the hospital due to various health concerns. Now back home, Jim-Bob says that she's doing well despite needing supplemental oxygen while sleeping, and adds, "By the time she's 2 she should be caught up developmentally."

So could there be a 20th Duggar child on the way sometime soon? Michelle admits they're not ruling it out, saying "we would welcome" another babe.

Earlier this year Michelle, 43, told People, "We'll just wait and see what God has in store."

 

The Gosselin Kids Aren’t Being "Unlawfully Exploited"

Rest assured, the authorities say that the Gosselin children aren't being exploited.

In spite of cries to the contrary, labor officials have determined that the 6-year-old sextuplets of Jon and Kate Gosselin aren't being exploited and the filming of TLC's Kate Plus 8 can continue. According to Us, Pennsylvania's Department of Labor and Industry released a statement on Tuesday (July 20) saying that the work permits of the Gosselin children are legal and valid. State Rep. Thomas Murt had argued that state law allows kids under the age of 7 to work in movies - but not on TV.

According to an official statement, Aaden, Alexis, Collin, Hannah, Joel and Leah are not being "unlawfully exploited" as they film with mom Kate and older twin sisters Cara and Mady, 9, in and around their Wernersville, Penn. home. The statement goes on to say that the work permits ensure the kids are protected from working too many hours and receive earnings from the show.

Reports state that Rep. Murt still insists that the permits are illegal and is urging officials to take the case to Pennsylvania's attorney general.

 

Kate Gosselin’s Kids Could Be Forced Off Of Reality T.V.

In news that will be a relief to some, US reports that Rep. Thomas Murt of Pennsylvania is questioning the legality of shows like Kate Gosselin's Kate Plus 8, which includes six children under the age of 7.

Rep. Murt argues that state law only allows child actors to be shot for films. Pennsylvania authorities insist that TLC, who airs Kate Plus 8 and its previous incarnation, Jon and Kate Plus 8, did not get the proper permission to film the children.

A recent article posted in the Los Angeles Times brings up the issues that reality television children face, who unprotected by state labor laws like paid child actors, since they are not technically considered to be "working" while filming shows.

Kate may not even need her sextuplets as co-stars, recent rumors say that the newly single mother of eight may be getting her own dating show.

 

Kate Gosselin’s Marriage Advice To Daughters: Wait Until “30 & Beyond”

During a recent appearance on the Today Show, Kate Gosselin stated that she was in no hurry to start dating. The reality TV diva, who recently appeared on Dancing with the Stars, said that she is very happy being single.

In fact, her advice to her daughters - Cara and Mady, 9, and Alexis, Hannah and Leah, 6 - is to wait until they are "30 and beyond" before they take the plunge! The mother-of-multiples married young and now feels that you should be "really, really, really sure" about marriage and question any need for rushing into it at a young age.

She is, however, open to having discussions with her eight children - including her 6-year-old boys Aaden, Collin and Joel - about whether she is likely to date, or eventually remarry, as they are often wondering when mommy is going to get a new boyfriend.

Kate stresses that now is not the right time for a new beau and she feels "my kids need so much of me that I need to be with them". She does not feel ready to "personally move forward" at at this time.

Kate and her kids recently returned to TLC in the new series Kate Plus 8, which raked in 3.4 million viewers. The episode centered on the sextuplets' sixth birthday. After the episode, Kate's own show, Twist of Kate, kept 3 million viewers interested.

 

Kate Gosselin (Plus 8!) Cover People: “Let’s Start Over”

Kate Gosselin and her eight children - 9 1/2-year-old twins Cara and Mady and 6-year-old sextuplets Alexis, Hannah, Leah, Aaden, Collin and Joel - cover the latest edition of People.

It has been one year since the marriage of Kate and Jon Gosselin began to break down, and Kate acknowledges that it's been a tough year for them all.

[Cara] was upset with me because I forgot to sign them up for something at school," Kate, 35, says. "I said, 'Cara, I had a really rough year. This is a new year. You've got to give me that. Let's start over.' So I've really worked to keep my word with them."

In general, Kate says that all eight of their children have weathered the storm well: "They're just amazing, resilient, loving kids."

Kate and her kids will return to TLC in Kate Plus 8, airing June 6. We recently saw the reality TV mom and the children filming scenes for the new show.

 

Denise Richards Take Girls To The Doctor

Denise Richards took her two daughters - Sam, 6, and Lola, 5 in June - to a doctor's office in Agora Hills, Calif. today (May 5).

Denise Tweeted about her girls being sick:

thank you for your sweet messages about my girls..its strep throat..they'll get better very soon. lots of TLC,homemade soup, &antibiotics!"

We just learned that Sam and Lola's father, Charlie Sheen, has surrendered legal custody of his two daughters. Denise now has full legal custody of the girls.

 

Denise Richards Takes Girls To The Doctor

Denise Richards took her two daughters - Sam, 6, and Lola, 5 in June - to a doctor's office in Agora Hills, Calif. today (May 5).

Denise Tweeted about her girls being sick:

thank you for your sweet messages about my girls..its strep throat..they'll get better very soon. lots of TLC,homemade soup, &antibiotics!"

We just learned that Sam and Lola's father, Charlie Sheen, has surrendered legal custody of his two daughters. Denise now has full legal custody of the girls.

 

Kate Gosselin: Here Today Gone Tomorrow

Kate Gosselin returned to her million dollar Wernersville, Pa. home on Thursday (April 22) after her whirlwind performance on Dancing with the Stars. However, she wasn't there too long - twenty minutes to be exact - US reports.

The mother-of-eight packed her suitcase, and with her bodyguard Steve Neild in tow, got into a limousine that had been waiting outside. Kate was headed to New York City for her appearance on Live With Kelly and Regis today.

The reality TV darling said she was looking forward to spending more time with her children since being booted from DWTS. Kate told Entertainment Weekly, "they'll be glad to have me back." Meanwhile, on her recent TLC blog post, Kate didn't mention anything about the elimination. She claimed she "spent an exciting evening" packing her kids' school lunches using "piles of Ziploc snack bags."

 

Kate Gosselin: My Kids Will Be Shattered

Despite making it through the first four weeks of Dancing With The Stars, controversial mom Kate Gosselin and partner Tony Dolovani were voted off the show last night (April 21), reports Us Weekly. Gosselin, who definitely had a few serious supporters, spoke with Entertainment Tonight about her suspicion that this week would be her last, "I had a gut feeling and there was nothing making that gut feeling go away. Everyone deserves to move on, and I had a good run and am really thankful for the opportunity."

Gosselin's biggest supports, her eight children with ex Jon Gosselin may not take the news as well. Kate says the kids "will be upset, definitely. They will be shattered, in fact." She also revealed that she will not allow them to watch the elimination episode, saying, "They'll be OK. They'll be glad to have me back. I'm thrilled to have been here and obviously going back to my kids is always a wonderful thing."

Gosselin's new reality show Twist of Kate is expected to launch on TLC sometime this summer.

 

Kate Gosselin Shares Inspiration Behind New Reality Show

We recently learned of Kate Gosselin's return to reality television this summer with her new TLC series, Twist of Kate. US Weekly is reporting that the mom-of-eight spoke at the Discovery Communications' NYC Upfront on Thursday (April 9,) about the concept of the new show, revolving around Gosselin's life as a single mother navigating her way through life while profiling other women in challenging situations. Of the inspiration behind the show Gosselin says,

Every day I hear from women across the country who have incredible stories but are overwhelmed with their lives, asking me for advice on everything from potty training to organization. None have asked for dancing advice, however. Just thought I'd add that. So on my new show Twist of Kate, I'm going to spend a few days in their lives experiencing their challenges firsthand and lending a helping hand and maybe even some time off.

The shows co-stars, Jon & Kate's eight children, who the Dancing With The Stars mom once said were "sobbing" when their first show ended, are looking forward to "taking some fun trips and having some great adventures. They're very excited," says Kate.

 

Kate Gosselin & The Kids Return To TV

Kate Gosselin and the kids are returning to the small screen!

From her wildly popular reality TV show, Jon & Kate Plus 8, to her current stint on Dancing with the Stars, Kate is a ratings magnet! The media darling is now set to star in her own new series, Twist of Kate, as well as several Kate Plus 8 specials, a rep for TLC confirms to USA Today.

As the title suggests, the Kate Plus 8 specials will focus on her life as a single mother and will costar her eight young children - 9-year-old twins Cara, Madelyn, and sextuplets Alexis, Hannah, Aaden, Collin, Leah, and Joel, who turn 6 next month - despite the series of well-publicized clashes between Kate and her ex-husband, Jon Gosselin, over custody of the children.

Twist of Kate will begin airing this summer and will address fan mail from those inspired by her success story. "I look at it as a loose concept," Kate says. "I want to be out there learning from others, helping to provide insight whenever I can, though I don't consider myself an expert on anything."

The 35-year-old mother of eight adds that she feels the love from her fans. "The fact that people really support me and want the kids and I to do well ... is flattering. I never understood the importance of fans until we struggled and went through tough times."

Will you tune into Kate's new shows?

 

Are Jon & Kate Gosselin Headed Toward Bitter Custody Battle?

While Kate Gosselin is raking in the ratings on Dancing with the Stars, her ex-husband Jon Gosselin claims to be spending all of his time with the kids. We learned yesterday that Jon plans to fight for custody of their eight children and an insider close to the family says the kids are indeed happier when they’re with Jon. “The kids have always preferred Jon over Kate,” Life & Style reports. “The kids always come in second or third in Kate's life. The nannies have more of a bond with them than her.”

Jon claims that Kate is neglecting the kids while she continues to make money. In the meantime, he can’t afford the thousands in child support because TLC won’t let him work. “When it’s technically her time to be at home and she’s away, Kate doesn't allow Jon over and has nannies stay with the kids,” the insider says. “Jon is just trying to do what is in the best interest for the kids and him."

But is the children's best interest truly Jon's main concern? Further reports state that Jon is going broke, which is why the former reality TV star is seeking primary custody of their eight children. Reportedly, he wants to end his support payments and have Kate pay him.

 

Josie Duggar Released From Hospital

While former reality stars Jon & Kate Gosselin are in the middle of a possible custody battle, another reality show family has something to be thankful for. After almost four months in the neonatal intensive care unit, Josie Brooklyn, the 19th child of Michelle and Jim Bob Duggar has been released from the hospital and is able to go home, reports PEOPLE.
Dad Jim Bob says the couple are, "grateful for the prayers of thousands," and Michelle adds,

"We are so excited, we are running on adrenaline. I have been getting into the routine of every three hours feeding, diapering and taking her temperature. We are so encouraged that she is doing so well."

Josie was born extremely premature, at only 25 weeks gestation on December 10, 2009 weighing 1lb. 6oz. and is now up to 4lbs. 9oz. and doing much better. Of her youngest daughter Michelle shares, "She has a strong personality. She is a spunky little thing and will keep us all going."

Michelle and Jim Bob Duggar, who star on TLC's 19 Kids and Counting, are parents to 19 children under 22, and grandparents to one. The couple, who have been married since 1984, recently said that they are not ruling out a 20th child.

 

The Roloff Family Have Fun In The Sun

Surf's up! Matt and Amy Roloff, along with their four children - 19-year-old fraternal twins Zach and Jeremy, Molly, 16, and and Jacob, 13 - of the hit TLC show Little People, Big World were spotted in Maui earlier this week. The family of six spent spring break enjoying the sand and surf under the gorgeous Hawaiian skies.

The fifth season of Little People, Big World will air on TLC on April 5. Amy said that welcoming viewers onto their Oregon pumpkin farm has helped shattered myths about families living with dwarfism.

[We are] a regular family that faces challenges and that happens to have dwarfism and happens to be considered as having disabilities. We learn a lot about ourselves through this whole process, and we normalize dwarfism."

 

Michelle Duggar Cradles 2-Pound Preemie Josie

Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar’s 19th child, who was born at just 25 weeks and weighed only 1 lb., 6 oz., gets a visit from mom on an upcoming episode of their TLC reality show, 19 Kids and Counting, which airs Tuesday (9 p.m. EST), Us reports.

"Momma's here. She looks so big to me," Michelle, 43, says to Josie, who is 47 days old and still hospitalized.

A nurse from the intensive care unit explains that Josie now weighs 2 lbs., 3 1/2 oz. "She eats breast milk that mom has pumped and we have, and she gets it continuously at six milliliters an hour, which is about a teaspoon an hour."

Josie has "been very energetic," Michelle proudly says. "She's going to have to be to keep up with everybody at home."

Michelle tries to place a headband on Josie's head, but decides "it may be too snug" with her IV. "You look so beautiful, even without the bow," Michelle says. "You're just beautiful."

 

Report: Jon Gosselin Will Let Kids Be Filmed If TLC Drops Lawsuit

According to RadarOnline.com, dad-of-eight Jon Gosselin, says he is willing to let TLC film his children again, but only if the network drops the lawsuit against him.

However, this would not mean the return of Jon & Kate Plus 8. One source says that the network would never let Jon come back: “You can be sure that if the kids come back to TLC it will be only with Kate, not with Jon,” says the source. “And there’s no guarantee that will happen either.”

Jon, who is facing trial for breach of contract, is currently being restricted from cashing in on his reality TV fame and is no longer on TLC payroll.

His attorney, Mark Heller, tells RadarOnline.com: “You haven’t seen the last of Jon Gosselin.”

Jon’s trial is scheduled to begin this Spring.

 

Little Miss Perfect: Pageant Parents Go Way Too Far

When TLC released their series Toddlers to Tiaras, people were outraged by the exploitative actions of many of the parents on the show. Well if you were one of that show's many protesters, wait until you see this.

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Kate Gosselin’s New Show & New ‘Do

Check out those new long locks! Reality superstar and mother of eight, Kate Gosselin, was seen in Reading, Pennsylvania sporting a new 'do on Sunday (January 10).

The controversial mom of multiples is set to return to television later this year in a brand new TLC series of her own, TheWrap reports. What happened to the show with Paula Deen?

Reportedly, the series will depict the former matriarch of Jon & Kate Plus 8 as a fish out of water “trying different jobs and tasks and showing how she performs in the different environments. It's more like Kate Gosselin, firefighter," noted the production source, "not Kate Gosselin, wife and homemaker."

The show - tentatively scheduled to debut in the next few months - will not feature ex-husband Jon or any of their eight children. "She's proven herself to be a celebrity in her own right," an executive at Discovery, which owns TLC, said, "and, with the interest she generates, she can fit into any role on her own."

Do you like Kate's new 'do? And will you watch her new show?

 

It’s officially over for Jon and Kate Gosselin!

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After a stinking battle that was shamelessly stretched for over six months, the show has finally ended for the Gosselins. No, I’m not talking about their dumb reality show. This time it was the final bell for this couple, or rather the final nail in the couple’s coffin. Jon and Kate Gosselin are officially divorced!

People reports,

Having filed the papers in June, Jon and Kate Gosselin have received the judge’s signature to make official the finish of their 10-year marriage. The divorce was announced midday Friday. Earlier that morning, a source close to the situation told PEOPLE that “the divorce papers are sitting on a desk, waiting to be signed.”

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Jon Gosselin has a gun. Run Kate, run!!

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Jon Gosselin was caught firing a few rounds from a small handgun in his backyard in Reading, Pennsylvania, yesterday while his 8 children were apparently in the house. No visible target was seen on the premises.

This bit of news is somewhat disturbing given that earlier that day an arbitrator finished up with the division of the money and property he had with estranged wife, Kate.

Furthermore, Jon was recently ordered to stop making media appearances due to a breach of contract with TLC network.

So this is either a new hobby since he has loads of free time or the shrieking voice in his head screaming “Come and get your popcorn” is getting harder to shoosh.

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Report: 19th Duggar Baby Arrives Via Emergency C-Section

18 Kids And Counting mom, Michelle Duggar, delivered baby no. 19 last night (December 10) after being rushed to the operation room for an emergency.

“Michelle, who has been in the hospital recovering from a gallstone, was taken to the OR for an emergency c-section,” a TLC rep confirmed to TMZ.

Michelle and husband Jim Bob welcomed baby girl, Josie Brooklyn, arrived at 6:27pm weighing in at just 1lb 6oz.

According to the rep, little Josie is “stable” and in the neonatal intensive-care unit at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences:

The most important thing right now is for mom and baby Josie to get as much rest as possible. The family is grateful for all the prayers and well wishes during their recovery.

Our thoughts go out to the entire Duggar family.

 

Kate Gosselin: The Kids Are “Sobbing” Without The Cameras

Kate Gosselin - who was chosen as one of Barbara Walters' 10 Most Fascinating People of 2009 - says her eight children aren't doing so well now that they're no longer in front of the cameras, US reports.

They cried in the van on the way home from school the other day. I finally admitted to them, they kept asking, 'Where's the camera crew? Where's the camera crew? We miss them.'" Kate tells Barbara. "And I said, 'Our show is over.' ...Eight sobbing kids driving home from school."

In September, TLC announced that as of November 2, Jon Gosselin would no longer appear on Jon & Kate Plus 8 and that the program would be re-titled Kate Plus 8. But the plan took a turn after Jon objected to his kids appearing on TV, claiming that he had an "epiphany" that the show was exploiting his children.

Kate disagrees, explaining to Walters that Jon ended the show "because he could."

 

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Rozonda Ocelean Thomas (born February 27, 1971),best known by her stage name Chilli, is an American R&B singer and actress who rose to fame as one third of the successful R&B/Hip-Hop/Pop girl group TLC. In 1991, she joined TLC, replacing founding member Crystal Jones, and was nicknamed “Chilli” so that the group could retain the name TLC. The group went on to sell over 40 million records worldwide; solidifying themselves as one of greatest selling girl groups of all-time.

 

Jon Gosselin’s Tape Reveals Naivete, Greed

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Dad of the Year Michael Lohan is not just busy taping his daughter Lindsay's private phone conversations; he's now moved onto fellow fallen father Jon Gosselin. RadarOnline has obtained an audio recording of Jon Gosselin complaining about his contract with TLC and "side deals" that the network made without paying the family. Most disturbing is Gosselin's statement that he "put [his] kids out there to every pedophile on the planet and they never got paid for it? It's disgusting..."

So, it's OK if they are exposed to pedophiles as long as they get paid, Jon?

The expletive-laced tape also seemingly confirms that he did indeed have a relationship with tabloid reporter Kate Major, that they, in Gosselin's high-school-ish words, "hung out."

Finally, in a pathetic display, Gosselin demonstrates his naivete, including in his relationship with Lohan, a convicted drunk driver and former addict who has been known to use the media to further his quasi-fame. In the tape, Gosselin states, "I don't even know your past, Michael. I don't even follow that s--t. I don't care."

Perhaps had he read a bit more about Lohan, he wouldn't have been so candid.

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Jon Gosselin is a coke head with a sex tape. Anyone shocked about this last one?

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Let’s all pretend we had no clue Jon Gosselin could come up with a sex tape faster than Tila Tequila could apply Vagisil after a night of penis plowing and fertilizing. But that it doesn’t actually involve his kid’s tree house and an average-looking nanny? He totally took us by surprise on that one!

Here’s the story via The National Inquirer:

Jon’s bodyguard Thomas Meinelt has been subpoenaed to testify in TLC’s lawsuit against Jon, and The ENQUIRER has learned Meinelt claims he saw Jon snort cocaine many times, and that he’s watched Jon’s secret sex tape!
“Tom told me that Jon was secretly videotaped having sex with a woman in Los Angeles in October, and he’s seen the tape!” said Stephanie Santoro, Jon’s former flame and family nanny.
“Tom said people close to Jon put a camera in his hotel room, and paid a girl to flirt with Jon and have sex with him.
“He also told me that he saw Jon snort cocaine on more than one occasion, and that the more Jon got into partying, the more cocaine he used!”

We’re just going to go ahead and assume the “close friends” who trapped him into this sex tape was none other than his BFF Michael Lohan. Awesome thinking Michael! Always have a back-up plan in case your own family’s secret recordings don’t end up being the cash cow you intended them to be.

 

Jon Gosselin secretly empties wife’s bank account

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According to RadarOnline.com, at the same time he was telling a national TV audience that he wanted to put the brakes on his divorce and establish a better relationship with his wife, Jon Gosselin was secretly emptying their bank account.

Jon violated an arbitrator’s rules and pulled hundreds of thousands of dollars out of his joint account with Kate, leaving her with only $1,000, a RadarOnline.com investigation uncovered.

It’s the most dramatic turn yet in what has been a public brawl of a divorce, with Jon hiring a controversial lawyer and trying to repair his public image in the past few weeks.

Heller and said he had an epiphany, adding: “I want Kate and I to mediate. I want us to become friends.”

But within hours of uttering those words, Jon was withdrawing several hundred thousand dollars from his joint bank account with Kate without her knowledge, leaving his estranged wife with only $1,000.

RadarOnline.com has confirmed with multiple sources that Kate routinely pays the family bills from that bank account.

When Kate discovered what happened she engaged a high-powered lawyer who immediately sent Jon a letter, demanding he return the money to the bank account. And RadarOnline.com has learned that another lawyer for Kate will go to court in Pennsylvania on Monday to file papers demanding the money be returned.

Multiple sources tell RadarOnline.com that Jon’s actions were in violation of the Gosselin divorce arbitrator’s guideline.

Another bank account, set up for the Gosselin children, was untouched.

The scandal, which has heightened acrimony in the divorce to record levels, comes right after Jon and Kate had appeared to informally work out a custody schedule.

But now the divorce has taken another combative turn, with money becoming the new battleground.

Kate will appear on NBC’s Today Show early this week in an appearance that was scheduled before the latest divorce bombshell.

Jon recently demanded that TLC stop filming his children — after the network announced it was severely limiting his role on Jon & Kate Plus 8 and changing the show title to Kate Plus 8.

Jon’s lawyer Heller, in words that are sure to be repeated in light of the bank account controversy, told Kate’s lawyer Mark Momjian on Larry King Live, “(Your) focus seems to be money, seems to be the show going on. This man (Jon) doesn’t care about the money.”

Yet money, and Jon’s actions in pulling out virtually all of the money from the joint bank account, is now the biggest scandal in a series of controversies.

On Larry King Live last week Jon said he had made mistakes in the past but was determined to try to make things better. “I’m here to apologize to Kate. I’m here to apologize to a lot of people. I have made mistakes,” he said.

Jon’s lawyer Heller even said Jon wants to be a role model. “Divorcing couples have the power to make healthy and appropriate decisions for themselves when they’re ending the marriage, and to take into most concern and consideration the well-being of their children and family values. And Jon is determined to do that and to become a model for other divorcing families,” Heller said on TV.

 

The most dangerous job in showbiz-Mariah Carey’s ass lifter

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We have a show pitch for TLC… Most Dangerous-Showbiz edition. You can start the series off slow with the first episode- Tori Spelling’s mirror, then work your way to Lady Ga-Ga’s makeup artist, then get really wild with Perez Hilton’s hamster. But the season finale has to be the poor shmucks that have to lift Mariah Carey’s ever expanding ass. Just look at these guys’ faces and the look of terror says it all. A week on a crab trawler in the dangerous waters of Alaska is more appealing. God speed boys.

 

Jon Gosselin slams TLC

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When TLC renamed its reality show from Jon & Kate Plus 8 to Kate Plus Eight last Wednesday, I was literally praying to God as I reported that the best thing was to end this whole equation once and for all. And it seems like my prayers have been answered already... by none other than Jon himself. If everything goes as per Jon Gosselin’s plans, then the new equation will look something like Jon & Kate Plus 8 minus TLC!

The disgraced half of the Gosselin family (read: Jon) is not in a mood to back out of this fight without demonstrating some of his combat skills. In retaliation to TLC’s decision to throw him out of his own show, he has literally punched the network in its guts by releasing a fiery statement via his attorney Mark Heller. In the statement, Jon has labeled TLC as a “monster” that has cashed in on his family and even partially caused the breakdown of his marriage.
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Jon Kate Plus 8 minus Jon!

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You think the header looks funny? You are so on target, my friend! It IS funny, albeit with a familiar stink. Now that Jon and Kate Gosselin’s 10-year marriage has ended (for good), TLC has announced that the reality show will now be called Kate Plus Eight, beginning Nov. 2.

According to TLC, the show will continue to focus on the kids but with a deeper focus on Kate’s role as a single mother. US Magazine quotes TLC president Eileen O’Neill as saying,

Given the recent changes in the family dynamics, it only makes sense for us to refresh and recalibrate the program to keep pace with the family. The family has evolved and we are attempting to evolve with it; we feel that Kate’s journey really resonates with our viewers.

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Jon Kate reality show?!

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I think I was dead right when I announced yesterday that the Gosselins’ divorce announcement will have a weird effect on the title of their hit reality TV show, Jon & Kate Plus 8. Though not supporting my views entirely, the experts have finally jumped in to support my views that Jon & Kate Plus 8 will not remain the same after the divorce announcement. And to further strengthen my belief, TLC has already halted production of the show until August.

Robert J. Thompson, founding director of the Bleier Center for Television and Popular Culture at Syracuse University, has made my work easy by explaining this weird situation in a couple of simple words. According to Thompson,

I don’t know if the show can make that new transition. It’s like if The Cosby Show, mid-season, suddenly became Married With Children. The show has already lost original fans who initially tuned in to watch this cute little show about parents changing diapers and feeding their kids.
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Jon Kate Gosselin file divorce papers

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Jon & Kate Plus Eight, the popular TLC show, might soon end up losing the rhyming title. Chances are that we will soon be witnessing something like Jon & Four Plus Kate & Four, or Jon & Six Plus Kate & Two, or Jon & Eight Plus Kate & None. The show’s stars, Kate and Jon Gosselin, have finally decided to drift apart and end their 10-year marriage.

The Gosselins filed the divorce papers at the Bucks County Courthouse in Doylestown, Pa., Monday afternoon. People reports,

In February, photos surfaced of Jon in the company of young women during a solo visit to see his mother, who was recuperating from surgery, in Huntingdon, Pa. The couple quickly attempted to quash rumors of problems. But in May, the scandal erupted again when 23-year-old Deanna Hummel was photographed driving Jon’s car home from a bar late at night.
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