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EXCLUSIVE: TLC Killed Jon Gosselin's Interview With E!

Aug. 11 2009, Published 10:47 a.m. ET

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Jon Gosselin has met a foe mightier than Kate Gosselin - his own network. has learned exclusively that TLC forced the cancelation of Jon's scheduled televised interview with E!

The interview was slated for Monday night but never happened. Instead a few quotes from Jon appeared on E!'s Web site.

A high-level TLC executive intervened and killed Jon's interview, a source close to the situation told Jon is under contract with TLC for Jon & Kate Plus 8 and apparently needs the network's approval for certain deals.

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The network approved Kate's interview with the Today Show on Monday, an interview that featured tears and anger.

Click here to see and read about Kate's Today show emotional appearance.

Jon gave an interview to In Touch magazine last week and at least one source says that may have been beyond the scope of his contract -- and repercussions may ensue.

When he tried to go on E! all sorts of corporate executives swung into action on Monday, the source close to the situation told us.

Click here to see video of Jon Gosselin launching a water-propelled rocket with his kids

CEOs were calling COOs as an alphabet soup of execs threatened, countered and created a three-martini crisis. In the end the three-letter network (TLC for the alphabet impaired) kicked the one-letter network's exclamation point and Jon was muzzled.

Click here to see video of Jon and Hailey discussing their relationship

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But don't count on Jon being silenced forever. TLC still needs him for filming (even though public opinion seems to have turned sharply against him). And we've heard of things like "I'm not available" today where employees put pressure on employers until they get what they want. Hey, we're not saying that's what's going to happen, and really, who would resort to that? We're just saying we've heard it happens.

When asked by if they forced the cancelation of Jon’s interview, TLC had no comment.

Click here to see photos of Jon and girlfriend Hailey partying in a bar recently.



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