LOS ANGELES — Is Jon Gosselin in the league of Paris Hilton and Kim Kardashian?
Now that his TLC show, “Jon & Kate Plus Eight,” is in limbo, the reality star dad is hoping to earn some cash making appearances — and he’s asking for $10,000-$12,000 for his time.
In news first reported by TMZ, a DJ for Tampa’s 93.3 FLZ MJ Morning Show told Access Hollywood that the station contacted Gosselin’ rep in hopes of getting the headline-making dad to guest co-host the radio show for one morning.
The radio station offered Gosselin first-class airfare, limo service and first-class hotel accommodations. But he wanted more.
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MJ Morning Show co-host “Hurricane” told Access the show initially only offered Gosselin two gift cards to Applebee’s, but he wouldn’t bite.
A rep for Gosselin requested an “appearance fee ... in the 10-12K range,” and said the Octo-dad was well worth the money.
”[Jon’s] name and appearance on your show will instantly draw press ... and will be a high point for the show,” Gosselin’s rep told the radio station, adding that he’s, “quite funny, sharp witted and interesting.”
The Tampa radio host said he “fell out of his chair” when he heard Gosselin’s lofty demands.
But Gosselin could still be a morning show DJ for one day. “Hurricane” told Access his appearance is not out of the question and that everything was “still on the table,” noting that it would depend if the station could come up with the money or if Gosselin would lower his asking price. “Hurricane” also said they are still deciding if Gosselin is worth that kind of cash.
When contacted by Access Hollywood, a rep for Gosselin denied making the lofty demands, saying, “Not true, radio looking for press off Jon. We turned them down”
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