Best Excuse Ever: Jon Gosselin Thought it Was Payday

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After a judge ordered Jon Gosselin to return $180,000 to the account he shares with nagging, estranged wife Kate, he now admits he improperly withdrew the funds.

He's still feigning confusion and calling it a misunderstanding, though.

"It was just after arbitration, we weren't supposed to take money out of the account and we both did," Jon told Entertainment Tonight. "I was found in contempt for doing so. I didn't realize, I was just like taking my paycheck out."

Ahh, you mean THAT $180,000 ...

Come on, Jon. At least come up with a plausible story, or come clean. We all know you don't make THAT much. Nor could you be so consumed with amorous thoughts about Hailey Glassman that you put a decimal point in the wrong place.

Big Pimpin' J

Jon Gosselin is even worse at lying than at fatherhood.

The King of Pimps added that Kate, who accused him removing $200,000, then upped it to $230,000, then finally $235,000 from their account and leaving her unable to pay bills or feed their kids, has to return whatever she withdrew.

"I'm gonna be truthful and abide by the court and I'll put it back," Jon said, displaying such admirable honesty and trust. "And she has to do the same."

All the money is supposed to be put back by October 26.

As for Kate's funds, "it's unaccounted for," he said. "By Friday, we'll know her complete accounting, which might reduce mine. So I don't know what's going on."

So true in so many ways.

Something he does know - to his chagrin - is that his show will end its run as we know it in November, after which it becomes single-mom-touting Kate Plus 8.

Scoffing at TLC and their newly-renamed show, Jon also stated that he will be "continuing on television" and is "not worried about future employment."

Thanks to Jon, neither is the THG staff. What recession??!!

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