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Most of Jon and Kate Gosselin's public war has been fought with only words (albeit fierce ones!), not legal action. Until now. Word has it that Jon's attorney sent a formal letter insisting that TLC pull the plug on the new Kate-only series, Kate Plus 8.
RadarOnline.com is reporting that after Jon learned via media reports that he was being phased out of the show, his lawyers notified the channel that their staff is banned from his Pennsylvania home. Such a ban would forcibly prevent the show from moving forward. The letter reads:
"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."
Though Jon said that he wants to shut down the show because he believes it is detrimental to his children's well-being, apparently he's not opposed to family-centric reality TV altogether. Fox411 reports that Jon is in talks with Lindsay Lohan's dad to star in their own show. The rumored title of their joint effort? The Divorced Dads Club.
"Now that Jon is free to take on a new job, he's really diving into the idea of The Divorced Dads Club with Michael Lohan," a source told Fox411. "Michael has been a friend and adviser through the scandal, and they have mutual friends. Their team is eager to capitalize on Jon's new freedom and lawyers and publicists are working on meetings for Jon. He's looking at every opportunity available."
So how much of this gossip is true? Perhaps Jon will provide more clarity tonight. He is scheduled to appear on Larry King Live.
Update: TLC has released the following statement:
"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."
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