Jon Gosselin really doesn't want his kids on TV anymore.
Some have questioned his motives, but he seems intent on living a normal life these days and for his eight offspring to experience the same thing.
That said, he went to court to stop Kate Gosselin from dragging them to Australia, but was denied by a judge because the excursion is work related.
Once again, Jon and Kate don't see eye to eye.
The same judge allowed Kate Gosselin to film her spin-off reality TV show, Kate Plus 8, on TLC in the first place, despite vehement objections by Jon.
“This was yet another slap in the face for Jon because he did not want the kids to go to Australia," a source close to Jon Gosselin told Radar Online.
“But the judge ruled that because it was for work it was okay. Jon had plans with the kids. Now he won't see them until they return in mid-January.""He was scheduled to have them this weekend, but there was nothing he could do as the decision was taken out of his hands by the judge."
“Kate told Jon about the trip, and when he did not agree it was decided that the judge should intervene and the ruling went in her favor."
“He is trying to put a brave face on and has explained the situation to his own family and friends, but this is a big disappointment for him."
“But if nothing else, they all respect him for trying to stand up to Kate and for fighting for what he thinks is right for his kids as well.”
Fresh off goin' camping with Sarah Palin in Alaska, Kate flew to Australia with her eight kids, plus body guard Steve Nield, on Tuesday.
The Gosselin crew will also visit New Zealand, and during the excursion they will shoot tons of footage for future episodes of Kate Plus 8.
As for Jon's plans tonight?
“It is most likely that he will be staying in Pennsylvania to be with his girlfriend Ellen Ross plus family and friends as they ring in 2011."
Sounds normal at least.