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EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Michael Lohan Says Jon Gosselin Wants Off TLC To Pursue New Show

Oct. 1 2009, Published 7:10 a.m. ET

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While the world and TLC is still reeling from Jon Gosselin's recent announcement that he wants to shut down filming of Jon & Kate Plus 8, his friend Michael Lohan tells exclusively that the reality dad wants out of his TLC contract to pursue a new show.

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“All I can tell you from my conversation with him two days ago is that he does want to pursue the Divorced Dads Club,” Lohan said. “Michael Heller, he and I represent Jon on a business level, wants him to do the show. Mark is trying to get him out of the TLC contract so he can.”

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Divorced Dads Club is a new reality show chronicling the lives of famous divorced fathers and would include Gosselin and Lohan as two of its stars.

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Lohan also revealed that TLC has been trying to force out Gosselin for awhile while keeping him on contract while they focus on Kate. On Tuesday, the network announced the dad’s role on the show would be limited and the show’s name changed to simply “Kate Plus 8.”

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“TLC has come out and basically cut him out of Jon & Kate Plus 8,” he added. “They’ve taken the step already to do so. But what they’re trying to do is cut him out, cut him out, but tie him up still so he can’t do something else, while they reinvent Kate.”



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