Jon Gosselin dropped from Jon & Kate Plus 8, tries to stop divorce

September 29th, 2009 // 69 Comments

Jon Gosselin, The Marlboro Man of Mediocre Trim, has been axed from his own reality show which will now be called Kate Plus 8, according to Us Magazine:

It will continue to focus on the lives of the young Gosselin twins, 5, and 8-year-old sextuplets but with a deeper focus on Kate’s role as a single mother.
“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,” TLC president Eileen O’Neill said in a statement. “The family has evolved and we are attempting to evolve with it; we feel that Kate’s journey really resonates with our viewers.”
She added that the network is in development on a Kate project for 2010.

Coincidentally, InTouch reports Jon has filed papers this morning to delay the divorce another 90 days so communication between him and Kate can improve:

“This will enable Kate and me to restore our relationship as cooperative parents and to open up our lines of communication. I hope that she will be as receptive and enthusiastic as I am to do what is best for our family.” He also pleaded with her to set aside their anger so they can start interacting amicably. “I would like to get back with Kate as a partner in parenting,” Jon tells In Touch. “Even though we were heading for a divorce, it appeared that Kate had been suffering from this divorce as much as I had. That’s why I asked my attorney to put the brakes on this divorce so I could try to regain control over the future of our family. So Kate and I could join on a cooperative course that would benefit our family — not destroy it.”

Read: “Parents should really exploit their children as a team, and also, how the fuck am I supposed to bang marginally attractive women on ATVs without a reality TV gravy train? You’re killing me here.”

Photos: Splash News

  1. MANDY013120


  2. Savalas

    #40 – Brilliant!

  3. Turkey Waddle

    Now that his golden goose has stopped laying eggs, he’s being nice to Kate. He’s ruined himself. I hope she gets everyything and he has to wait tables at TGIFriday’s from now on. What a clueless idiot!

  4. Julie

    How can US Weekly not know the proper ages of the kids in the show? Don’t they report on this basically every day?

  5. Amy

    #19, Joe, when men step up to the plate and actually take responsibility, then they won’t be considered “second class.” But until then, I’ll take my coffee with two lumps of sugar and a splash of half and half.

  6. Jon minus Kate minus 8

  7. Joe


    Most men take responsibility. They are at “the plate” every bad, being hit by pitch after pitch.

    It’s cunty attitudes like yours that perpetuate the woman’s denial that they have anything to do with the situation. Face the simple fact – she wouldn’t fuck her man, and figured that was okay. Guess what? It’s not. Add to that all the harpyness, and I’m surprised he didn’t crack sooner.

    The worst part is the Kate decided long, long ago to ditch him, after the $$ became very clear to her, and she could go from fugly trailer trash to red carpet star on the backs of her kids. He was still trying to make it work, but he stupidly thought she was vested in the trying to work it out. She wasn’t, fucked the bodyguard, and he just said, the hell with this.

    As I said, the guy’s no prize to me, but I’ve seen this play out over and over with people who are not on a reality show.

    You can take you coffee anyway you like it, just don’t spill on the carpet as I fuck-start your head.

  8. steve clark

    OOPS should have thought of that 6 months ago ! Dip shit ! Do you think these women are going to be around now that your not on the show . What a fool !

  9. Ykon

    I figured the shoes were designer but they don’t go with his current look.

    Couture does not go with everything!

  10. cheezeboe

    Well, all is not lost for Jon, he can head over to the Tuddles place and build choppers for a living. he can still be in the limelight…… Tuddles plus 1

  11. Max Planck

    Smokers suck.

  12. Max Planck

    Smokers suck.

  13. Joe wins

    “fuck-start your head”. awesome.

  14. Flower

    “I would like to get back with Kate as a partner in parenting,” This said after stating on national tv that she was someone he “despised”.
    Someday, you sad, inadequate little man, you will have to look your children in the eyes and explain to them why you would say that about their mother to millions of strangers.

  15. EricLR

    Everytime I watch that show, it’s one of them taking the kids on vacation somewhere. Do those kids every actually go to school?

  16. Nice shoes buddy… Did he take those from Kate as part of the settlement?

  17. lol

    single mother…rofl, yea just ignore the 5 nannies in the background while kate runs around the country promoting herself

  18. mon

    Just because Kate is a mom (even of 8) doesn’t mean she can’t also have a career. Sure, there will be hired help involved, but how is that any different than other celebrity moms out there? Hell, how is it any different than other high-paying career moms (layers, doctors, businesswomen)? Clearly they’re doing it for the $$. I say more power to them.

    Of course Kate is promoting herself! Show business is fickle, with good chances she won’t make this kind of money again. Might as well strike while the iron’s hot. In Kate’s situation, she has 8 kids who may go to college one day (about $35K per year for private school x 4 years x 8 kids = over $1.1 million!) – you think Jon will contribute to that? He’ll have pissed away all his earnings by then! I see nothing wrong with working the grind now to provide for your kids later. And if she makes enough to pamper herself as well… as long as the kids are set first, then good for her!

  19. tap

    I think Kate should do what she has to do. since she needs the money for the children why not have the show as long as it’s not hurting the children. I wonder if anyone has asked the kids what they want to do. If Jon wants to act the way he does so be it, but he needs to be a little more private about it. If he’s horny go for it but stop posing for the photos. I feel for any child that has to go through their parents getting a divorce so why should these children be any different. Sure Kate appears very demanding but she knows what she wants and I admire her for that. I bet she has always been like that I bet having the children didn’t change her that much except for wanting to provide for them. I’m a nurse also and it’s hard work and I know that I could not continue no matter how many nannies I had to take care of the kids it still takes a toll on you. If this is the job she wants then HAY go for it

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