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After whining about tabloid coverage of their lives to tabloids, Kate and Jon Gosselin, whose unraveling marriage has dominated headlines lately, have released a joint statement to tabloids saying they no longer wish to speak to tabloids.

The phrase too little, too late comes to mind.

Kate Gosselin, Kentucky Derby Style

In their first joint statement since announcing their divorce to the surprise of no one last week, Jon and Kate Gosselin say they are done with celebrity news:

“During this very difficult time we will be working to focus solely on the needs of our family. This includes no longer commenting publicly or reacting to media stories and speculation. Our goal is to do the very best for our children."

The statement continues: "That will be done as privately as possible. We appreciate the understanding, support and well wishes from so many. Thank you.”

Wow guys, doing something with the kids in mind? A novel concept! One would think this thought process would occur before whoring them out on a reality show, then banging the random teacher and/or bodyguard, but good for you!

Tonight’s episode of Jon & Kate Plus 8 will be a retrospective attempt to gloss over the ugliness of multiple affairs and keep viewers focused on the cute kids look at the Gosselins, who were married for 10 years until last Monday.

Some "new footage" is promised as well. What do you think that could be? Here's hoping for the long-awaited network debut of Deanna Hummel's sex tape.

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As TLC scrambles to decide what the hell to do with a show that, ironically, is becoming a major hit and rapidly disintegrating at the same time, a very special retrospective episode of Jon & Kate Plus 8 will air this evening.

"Jon & Kate Plus 8: The First 10 Years" will look back at Jon and Kate Gosselin's decade of marriage (which ended last week after publicly unraveling for months), and provide "a look at what's up next" for the parents of eight.

A couple of things that could be "up next" ...

  • Lots of meetings with blood-sucking lawyers
  • Jon's mistress Deanna Hummel guest-starring
  • Kate in a bikini 24/7/365 to make Jon jealous
  • The kids discovering the Internet, learning about their parents' messed-up lives and being permanently scarred as a result

Here's the preview for tonight's episode ...

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Jon & Kate Plus 9. Jon & Kate & Deanna Hummel Plus 8. Jon & Deanna Plus an Ex-Wife and 8 Kids ... These titles don't seem to roll off the tongue, do they?

Perhaps for that reason, TLC is denying rumors that Jon Gosselin's mistress is joining the show when Jon & Kate Plus 8 it returns with new episodes in August.

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Now that Jon and Kate Gosselin are separating, rumors swirled that teacher Deanna Hummel, 23, who has been seeing Jon this year, would come on board.

Not so much, says the network.

GIANT HOME WRECKER: Despite initial assertions that she and Jon are just friends, Deanna Hummel is widely believed to be the woman he was cheating on Kate with.

"There are no plans to use her," a rep for TLC said of the Deanna Hummel rumors. "We are in hiatus and all future episodes haven't even been planned."

The rumor was launched in today's New York Daily News, which said "Deanna's role isn't expected to be big, but because she's part of Jon's life, she'll be filmed."

Well, here's hoping they change their mind there. Imagine the kids asking their new stepmom whether that's really her getting pummeled on that sex video.

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Following the divorce announcement of Jon and Kate Gosselin on Monday's episode of Jon and Kate Plus 8, the New York Daily News reports that his reported girlfriend, Deanna Hummel, is expected to join the show when it returns August 3.

TLC announced Tuesday that it was pulling the plug on new episodes of the series for now. But the show will resume with Deanna Hummel on board.

"Deanna's role isn't expected to be big, but because she's part of Jon's life, she'll be filmed," says an insider reportedly close to the embattled star.

Hummel's affair with Jon Gosselin was exposed in early May, when his marriage to Kate and her terrible hair began to unravel very publicly.

Here's a photo of the new woman in Jon's life ...

Deanna Hummel Pic

The source added that the show will focus on how Jon and Kate are raising their brood separately. The duo plans to flip-flop the days they reside in their $1.1 million Pennsylvania home so the children will not have to shuttle between parents.

A spokeswoman for TLC confirmed the show's hiatus and said, in lieu of the new episodes, a retrospective of the couple's 10 years of marriage will air.

"During this time, the family will take some time off to regroup," said the rep. Of Deanna Hummel joining the show, the spokeswoman would say only:

"We have no specific plans for future episodes."

No word on whether future episodes will involve Jon telling his kids about Deanna's alleged sex tape or the eBay sale of the bed on which it took place.

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With Jon and Kate Gosselin having separated and announcing they are getting a divorce, varying accounts have surfaced regarding the legality of their separation.

There's a report floating out there that Kate Gosselin has been separated for two years from Jon. That is actually untrue, and the reason why is as follows.

Kate Dances

There are two grounds for a no-fault divorce in Pennsylvania:

  1. Waiting 90 days after the papers are filed. If the Gosselins agree that the marriage is "irretrievably broken" at that point, a divorce can proceed.
  2. That they have lived separately and apart for two years. That doesn't necessarily mean they've been separated for that long in reality. It means she must wait two years from the moment she considered the marriage over and began "living separately" (if only in different rooms).

In filing for divorce, Kate selected both of these options.

Sources say the real separation between Jon and Kate is very recent, but Kate checked off both to get the clock ticking on dissolving the couple's union.

Why would she check both boxes? Because Jon may not agree that the marriage is irretrievably broken. If that's the case she has to wait the two years.

So by checking both boxes, Kate is hedging her bets. Ultimately, she would have to prove to the judge when she considered herself separate from Jon.

Jon and Kate Plus 8 is on hiatus until at least August 3.

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After Jon and Kate Gosselin announced on Monday night's show that they are officially separating, TLC is shelving Jon & Kate Plus 8 until August 3.

Should it even come back at all?

Kate is Irate

The series, which follows the lives of the Gosselins and their brood, has become garnering TLC its best ratings ever in the past couple of months.

But TLC said next Monday's episode would be a clip show containing new footage, but that the next all-new episode would not air for six weeks.

Sources say the desire to take a production break came from TLC, not the Gosselins. Only six of Jon & Kate Plus 8's 40-episode order have aired.

However, because of the turmoil in the Gosselin's marriage, TLC does not have footage to make new episodes as its schedule became last minute.

This season's episodes were often completed the day of airing. This was true of last night's, which featured Jon and Kate's divorce announcement.

Jon and Kate Gosselin married 10 years ago and separated yesterday.

The premiere episode drew almost 10 million viewers following reports that Jon was cheating on Kate with Deanna Hummel and she was responding in kind with their bodyguard Steve Neild. Jon was later linked to Hailey Glassman as well.

Additional rumors and gossip fueled the fire in recent weeks, including a shocking photo of Kate spanking Leah and a video of her denying Mady water.

Accounts of Jon looking for his own place and the couple spending less and less time together signified what the couple officially confirmed last night.

It's over. But the show, apparently, will go on.

What do you think of the show's scheduled break, rather than the show being cancelled? Should Jon & Kate Plus 8 come back at all?

 

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Jon and Kate Gosselin are calling it a "new chapter."

In legal terms, it is often referred to as a "divorce."

The embattled reality TV parents spent the second half of Monday's episode of Jon & Kate Plus 8 making excuses and trying to justify explaining their decision to separate, which was made official yesterday when they filed for divorce in Reading, Pa.

On the hour-long episode, Jon and Kate Gosselin spoke introspectively of the troubles in their marriage and publicly announced that they are splitting up.

Jon and Kate Gosselin have been married since 1999.

Jon Gosselin couldn't resist partially laying the blame - or at least taking shots at - the paparazzi, despite his own decisions to cheat on his wife with Deanna Hummel and put his eight kids on a reality show in the first place.

But we digress. Jon and Kate's announcement was far from a shock, but was made official last night and accompanied by dual statements from the Gosselins.

In his statement to the media, Jon said:

"This afternoon, Kate filed for divorce. Our kids are still my number one priority. I love them and want to make sure they stay happy, healthy and safe."

"My job is being the best, most supportive and loving father that I can be to my kids, and not being married to Kate doesn’t change that."

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After affairs, scandals and months of speculation, the 10-year marraige of Jon & Kate Plus 8 stars Kate and Jon Gosselin appears to have come to an end.

Documents to initiate a legal separation of the Gosselins were filed at the Bucks County Courthouse in Doylestown, Penn., Monday afternoon, People reports.

Fans who have watched the couple's popular TLC show – or read the voluminous coverage of the Gosselins' marriage woes in the press – will not be surprised.

Reports that Jon Gosselin is a cheater first arose in February.

The father of eight was seen in the company of young women during a solo visit to see his mother, who was recuperating from surgery, in Huntingdon, Pa.

The couple attempted to quash the rumors, but in May, the scandal erupted when Deanna Hummel, 23, was spotted driving Jon's car home from a bar (above).

When the fifth season of the Gosselins' show premiered May 25, the couple admitted to having problems and not knowing where their relationship was headed.

"Parents of multiples have triple the divorce rate," an introspective Kate Gosselin lamented through tears and her reverse-mullet-dead-porcupine-weave hair.

"I thought we would beat that. I don't know if I can say that anymore."

TLC promotions of the hit series have been promising a major announcement about the family in this evening's "special" episode of Jon & Kate Plus 8.

Guess we can skip it now, but if you are still inclined to watch the family crumble before your eyes, follow the jump for a preview of tonight's episode:

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A chipper Jon Gosselin spent his weekend eight-deep in kids, which is par for the course for the guy - but this time, wife Kate Gosselin was nowhere to be found.

It's a scenario he may be getting used to.

While celebrating Father's Day at home, Jon and his twins and sextuplets enjoyed a nice, relaxing day playing in the front yard of their Reading, Pa., home.

In between the usual bike rides, lacrosse games and trips riding around the yard on an ATV, Jon walked to his fence and signed autographs for fans.

"Jon was in a great mood," a source told E! News.

The usually reserved Jon answered some questions for media near the home, confirming that injured son Aaden cut his head and had the wound glued shut.

Bandage-free Aaden was playing in the yard with his dad Sunday.

When asked if he was moving to New York City, he said, "You'll have to watch the show," referring to the big Jon and Kate announcement on tonight's show.

Asked about Kate's whereabouts, Jon simply responded "I don't know."

If tonight's "very special" episode of Jon and Kate Plus 8 goes the way we expect it will, he'll be able to answer that way indefinitely soon enough.

He was not asked if scenes from tonight's show will include little Mady being denied water and calling the mulleted one mean, or Kate spanking Leah.

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Jon Gosselin Shirtless
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Man, Kate Gosselin really did a number on this poor guy.

We mean Jon Gosselin, mentally, that is. Not poor little Aaden, who had to go to the pediatrics hospital on Saturday in Reading, Pennsylvania.

Chances are, the five-year-old's injuries were not the result of another Kate Gosselin spanking. But who can say for certain with that woman?

A rep for TLC, when reached for comment, said, "When you have eight kids, someone is bound to get hurt. It's nothing tragic. Everything is fine."

Here's Jon and Aaden leaving the hospital ...

With their special divorce announcement on tap for tomorrow's episode of Jon & Kate Plus 8, Kate apparently left town for some alone time this weekend.

Unfortunately, she is probably expected back at some point in the near future.

She took off by herself so that the eight kids could spend Father’s Day with Jon Gosselin. How sweet, their last Father's Day with married parents! Yay!

No word if Hailey Glassman and/or Deanna Hummel are coming over.

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