Jon Gosselin may be jobless, generally lame and stuck with a stubby package, but at least one burden is off his back. His legal dispute with TLC has been settled.
"TLC has reached a settlement with Jon Gosselin and will be undertaking procedural steps to conclude the litigation," the network said in a statement Wednesday.
All terms of the settlement are confidential.
"The whole Gosselin family remain under contract with TLC," the network said. Hmm. Wonder if Jon played his last available chip and agreed to pimp out his kids.
While Jon & Kate Plus 8 remains dead, a source close to the situation says that the network "hopes they will soon be able to film the family again" in some form.
FREE OF TLC: Jon Gosselin finally got TLC out of his hair. No worries, though - the plugs and copious amounts of gel are still firmly in place up atop that dome.
The ugly legal battle started with TLC trying to phase him out of the show, which sparked his pulling the plug on the hit show citing an exploitation of his kids.
That prompted a lawsuit filed by TLC against Gosselin for alleged breach of contract, claiming that he was making paid TV appearances without their consent.
Which was pretty obvious.
TLC sought and won an injunction effectively making Jon STFU. Later, Gosselin filed a $5-million counterclaim, saying that the network damaged his career.
All water under the bridge now, though. Jon is free to go back to ... whatever it is he's doing. What's the word for it ... hmm ... oh yeah, Morgan Christie.