Jon Gosselin shopping own reality show that will feature girlfriend Hailey

The small amount of goodwill that Jon Gosselin earned by asking that his children no longer be filmed during their parents’ divorce has all but dried up. Daddy douche can afford to shut out TLC because he emptied the family bank account, as we’ll cover shortly, and is probably counting on his own stream of reality revenue coming in with that “Divorced Dads Club” show with Michael Lohan. According to Radar Online, Jon plans to feature his “soulmate” Hailey Glassman heavily on the show, and it was allegedly Jon’s idea to include the girlfriends. It seems only logical, since those two idiots are only so interesting on their own:

While his war with estranged wife Kate and the TLC network is raging, Jon is determined to push ahead with his new reality TV project, The Divorced Dads’ Club.

The show, which would likely include Michael Lohan, is Jon’s new focus and has learned exclusively that he intends to make girlfriend Hailey Glassman a regular.

“Jon wants the show to feature the guys’ girlfriends,” a source familiar with the project told “He’s promised Hailey that she will be a big part of the show. The show will focus on each dad’s life and Jon’s life with Hailey will be a big part of it.”

Jon has said he doesn’t want TLC filming his children anymore and believes it is detrimental to them while he and Kate are divorcing. But the source familiar with the situation told that Jon wants to have his children on his new show!

Hailey, who just underwent breast surgery as reported by, has always wanted to be famous, sources tell She tried out for MTV’s Real World and enjoys the notoriety of being with Jon, despite sometimes public protestations. (On Friday she tweeted: “Its time 2 move on

But Hailey is actually enjoying her pseudo celebrity, the sources say, and very much wants to be on Jon’s new show. And while she certainly doesn’t have a weight problem, she’s even talked about losing a few pounds to look thinner on camera!

Of course, before any of this happens there’s the matter that Jon signed an exclusive deal with TLC and the network is not letting him out of it, even though they are changing the show name to Kate Plus 8.

[From Radar Online]

So is this why Jon told Hailey he was “sorry” on Larry King and claimed to have some kind of epiphany about how he needed to change? Was it all for the sake of this show? Sadly, I think that if this does go forward it will get high ratings at least for the premiere episode. Octomom is universally despised but everyone watched her reality special. We haven’t heard that this show has been picked up by a network yet, so maybe it won’t get optioned and Jon will have to get by doing event appearances. MSNBC’s The Scoop reports that he asks from between $20,000 to $30,000 for just a two hour appearance. He made a paid appearance at Millions of Milkshakes over the weekend and presumably took home a healthy five figures to add to that couple hundred grand he stole from his family.

I hope that TLC manages to somehow bar Jon from filming another show. TLC did remind him that he’s under an exclusive contract with them in that annoyed-sounding statement they released responding to his cease and desist. Jon may have screwed himself out of any potential deals for this reality show by stealing from his wife. It’s not like the networks that run reality shows are known for their scruples, though.

Here’s Jon having lunch at the Ivy and at Millions of Milkshakes on Saturday. He loves the attention. Credit:

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  1. Beth says:

    What goodwill for not having the kids filmed? He doesn’t care about the kids. He just wanted “Jon and Kate” cancelled just so he could have his own show. He’s been promoting the “Divorced Dad’s Club” for awhile. The funny thing is last season Jon wanted to end because he couldn’t take the publicity and cameras anymore. It’s clear now that what he couldn’t take was Kate’s fame. She’s the one who got all of the celebrity, book deals, and speaking engagements. Also Octomom bombed in the ratings. I think 3 or 4 million people watched her show. On a network like FOX that is extremely low. It would have been numbers for cable or the CW.

  2. Sol says:

    I always thought well about Kate,never understood the haters.If you have twins and sextuplets its natural to have order and control otherwise it would be a caos.
    Maybe she had to be bossy because her sloppy husband wouldn’t move a finger if he wasn’t order to do so.My ex could spend all day playing playstation and i would work all day only to come home and see that the only thing he had done besides playing games was broom some spaces.He didn’t even care for our daughter as she went to preschool.I soooo see my ex’s attitude in this guy.
    The sad thing besides the children going through their parents divorce is that this man believes he is a winner and hot guy.Pathetic.

  3. The Domestic Goddess says:

    mmm I think I’m going to wait and see how this all folds out. Jon is a bit slow on the uptake, but I hesitate to say that he “stole” anything. There is probably more to the story, which we have yet to hear and considering that yet again this started from Kate’s side, I think I will hold off on judgement.

  4. Teri says:

    The only thing I’d take time to watch these two do is set themselves on fire.

    Hoot Hoot! Jump on the clue train, Jon! No one gives a frick about you! No kids, no show!

  5. GatsbyGal says:

    I think he’s overestimating just how much attention we’re willing to give him. It’s one thing to read a little story on a gossip page about how much of a dick he’s being. It’s another thing entirely to actually sit and watch a show that’s all about him and his dumb girlfriend. If he gets his show, it probably won’t even make it to the end of the first season.

  6. Sol says:

    lol last night i watched and old episode in which he referred to the years gone by as ” in season 1 ,2 etc” and Kate telling him that he should refer to the children lives as years, what happened when they had three not how he said in season 3!!
    Nice to see that his kids years are seasons for him.

  7. Guest says:

    definitely team kate now…

  8. birdie says:

    he is so fat and with that red face always looks drunk and stoned out of his mind…. ughhh this man is so foul

  9. Shelly says:

    Ugh, he needs to put his nasty tongue back in his mouth – who wants to see that? He is WAY more self-imporant then he should be. Gross.

  10. LL says:

    Attention any network that intends to give this a**hole his own show. I will not be watching. Hopefully others will join me. If necessary, let’s start a petition. I would love to screw him over the way he has screwed his family over.

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  12. daniel says:

    i wish they’d both fade away….

  13. gossip_ho says:

    someone save the kids from Jon and Kate!!!

  14. elvisgrace says:

    I have seriously never LOATHED someone I don’t even know before.