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On Thursday night, Jon Gosselin and his lawyer appeared for an interview on Larry King Live. Five minutes into the show, his lawyer said that TLC terminated Jon's Jon & Kate Plus 8 contract on Tuesday because Jon was planning to go on the show and announce he was ending the program by no longer appearing on it and by refusing to allow his children to participate.
King challenged the claim about Jon's plan to announce he was shutting down Jon & Kate Plus 8, because only moments before Jon said he had "no idea" he was being fired, and that he "found out just like everybody else…saw it on a laptop as an [Associated Press] newswire."
As for his kids, Jon says, "I need to be a father. I need to take my kids off the show." He also said he was putting the brakes on his divorce.
Rebutting Jon's claim about their kids, Kate said: "Jon has never expressed any concerns to me about our children being involved in the show and, in fact, is on the record as saying he believes the show benefits our children and was taping on Friday with the kids." Her lawyers also say that the divorce is moving forward.
He's also trying to halt production of Kate Plus Eight. People reports that Jon and his lawyer have demanded the show to cease production and have sent out a letter saying, "Effective immediately, no production crews are to enter Jon's family home for any reason. In the event that anyone enters the marital property, Jon Gosselin will notify the local authorities to effectuate police action against any trespassers."
So what is TLC doing? They say, "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. Direct filming of the children has been currently suspended, pending further conversations between both parents."
Yikes. What do you think about all of this drama?