It's a Christmas miracle arriving two weeks early: Jon Gosselin has been temporarily barred from making public appearances by a Maryland court.
After TLC tore into him yesterday in the network's breach of contract lawsuit against the reality TV dad, a judge sided with TLC, at least for now.
The court ruled that the network's case against Jon was strong enough to put a preliminary injunction in place, forcing him to abide by TLC's rules.
That means no more interviews or appearances without TLC's permission. We don't suspect they'll be bending over backwards to grant it, either.
Everybody around the nation and world, throw your hands up and holla!
TLC has succeeded in making Jon Gosselin STFU. Legally!
TLC executive Edward Sabin testified against Jon on Thursday, saying the douchebag's recent actions - like hosting a pool party in Vegas, taking his girlfriend to France and talking to celeb gossip media outside of his home - were "embarrassing."
A rep for TLC said today that "The Court has validated our view that Mr. Gosselin has a valid, binding contract and that he has breached it repeatedly... we look forward to the next phase of the litigation, which is to pursue our claim for damages."
In summation, it looks like Jon's f--ked. We're sure you're devastated.