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EXCLUSIVE: TLC Ready To Limit Jon Gosselin's Appearances

Aug. 19 2009, Published 12:31 p.m. ET

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This is turning into an ugly divorce.

No, not the breakup of Jon and Kate Gosselin. That made-for-TV split announcement was ratings gold. The new breakup on the horizon features Jon and TLC, which is ready to limit his Jon & Kate Plus 8 on-screen appearances, has learned exclusively.

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“Jon is definitely in the doghouse with TLC,” a source close to the show told “They are sick and tired of his antics.”

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In fact, some people at the network believe that at times it seems as if Jon is trying to get them to fire him.

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"He’s going through the motions right now and it seems like he doesn’t want to be there when he’s filming,” the source said.

Greatly complicating the situation is Jon’s romantic sideshow. First there was Hailey Glassman, the 22-year-old daughter of Kate Gosselin’s plastic surgeon. Then came Kate Major, who resigned from Star magazine to pursue her romance with Jon, a romance he later disavowed and she has spiritedly set out to validate through various interviews. Then Jon spent the night with his kids’ babysitter Stephanie Santoro. And now it’s back to Hailey, who trashed the network by calling it “the lying channel” in a recent interview.

Stephanie Santoro

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And while TLC refused to dignify Hailey’s comments with a public statement, executives are not happy at Jon’s love life, which is starting to resemble Bret MichaelsRock of Love.

“TLC can’t tell Jon’s story anymore and they really don’t want to,” the source told “Unless things change dramatically they are going to seriously assess his role in the show.”

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Uh oh, Jon. Your great escape from Kate (1.0 and 2.0) may plunge you back into anonymity if you keep creating a public spectacle.

“The network is ready to focus the show more on Kate’s life as a single mom and we’ll be seeing less of Jon in coming months,” the source told

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