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  1. CHICAGO, IL - JULY 22: Kate Gosselin takes part in the 2012 Rock 'n' Roll Chicago Half Marathon at Grant Park on July 22, 2012 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Timothy Hiatt/Getty Images) (Timothy Hiatt / Getty Images Contributor) Back to slideshow navigation
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  3. Back to work

    Reality TV star Kate Gosselin has a new job -- working for a money-saving coupon website. She will be contributing blog posts to offer money-saving advice and shopping tips to CouponCabin.com. Gosselin is seen here on her first day at the new job, Nov. 11, 2011. (CouponCabin.com via Splash) Back to slideshow navigation
  4. Kate Gosselin and her eight children on "Kate Plus 8." (Clark Mccarthy-miller / TLC) Back to slideshow navigation
  5. A fresh start

    Gosselin appears on stage Thursday, April 8, 2010, in New York to introduce her new show "Twist of Kate." TLC said the show will revolve around Gosselin "meeting real families in the middle of their own extraordinary challenges." (Mary Altaffer / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  6. ***EXCLUSIVE*** DANCING WITH THE STARS - "Episode 1002" - In week two of "Dancing with the Stars," all of the couples returned to dance their second routines in a two-hour show, MONDAY, MARCH 29 (8:00-10:02 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network. (Photo by Kelsey McNeal/ABC via Getty Images) TONY DOVOLANI, KATE GOSSELIN (Kelsey Mcneal / ABC via Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  7. Showing a new side

    Gosselin, left, and her partner Tony Dovolani perform on "Dancing with the Stars," on Monday, March 29, 2010 in Los Angeles. In order to compete on the ABC show and spend as much time as possible with her kids, she built a dance studio in her basement of the family's Pa. home. (Adam Larkey / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  8. Turning the page

    Gosselin is shown on the cover of her memoir, "I Just Want You to Know," which was released by Zondervan Books. In the book she opens up about her marriage to Jon Gosselin and talks about the pressures of motherhood and the hardships of stardom. On the TODAY show in New York on Tuesday, April 13, she told Meredith Vieira that she wanted to write it to give her kids "advice for the future." (AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  9. Lending a hand

    Jon Gosselin and girlfriend Morgan Christie attend the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, on Jan. 22, 2010. The two are shown visiting Resource's Sky Suite Lounge, where he participated in the Blanket America campaign to give blankets to poverty-stricken Americans. The couple reportedly split in March. (Jerritt Clark / WireImage) Back to slideshow navigation
  10. Time to pay up

    Jon Gosselin walks past reporters after he exited the Montgomery County courthouse in Norristown, Pa., on Oct. 13, 2009. In the court proceeding, Gosselin was ordered to repay $180,000 that he took from the joint account he shares with estranged wife Kate Gosselin. Kate and Jon's divorce was finalized in December 2009. (Matt Rourke / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  11. Rough seas?

    Kate Gosselin and her children ride a ferry during an episode of TLC's "Jon & Kate PLus 8." The network shut down filming of the show on Oct. 1, 2009 after receiving a cease-and-desist order from Jon Gosselin. The reality dad told Larry King he had “an epiphany one day” and realized his 5-year-old sextuplets and 8-year-old twins shouldn’t be filmed at the family’s Pennsylvania home while their parents are going through a divorce. (TLC) Back to slideshow navigation
  12. Milestone moment

    Jon and Kate Gosselin help their sextuplets get ready to board a bus for their first day of school in Reading, Pa., on Friday, Aug. 28, 2009. The 5-year-olds -- Alexis, Hannah, Aaden, Collin, Leah and Joel -- are attending junior kindergarten three days a week. (Splash News) Back to slideshow navigation
  13. Kate's dudes

    Kate Gosselin sports a pink cowgirl hat while visiting a dude ranch in 2009 in Wyoming with Collin, Aaden and Joel. The boys rode horses, chased goats and were utterly fascinated by the ranch, musing that the horses looked like cows. (TLC) Back to slideshow navigation
  14. Reduced to tears

    Kate Gosselin dries her eyes during her interview on the TODAY show in New York on Monday, Aug. 10, 2009. Kate said her marriage to Jon would have failed whether it played out in the glare of a reality TV show or not. (Richard Drew / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  15. Public affection

    Jon Gosselin and girlfriend Hailey Glassman are spotted together in Harriman State Park in New York on Monday, July 20, 2009. The two were hugging each other, holding hands and at one point Glassman put a flower behind Jon's ear. Glassman is the daughter of Harry Glassman, the doctor who performed Kate Gosselin's tummy tuck. (Splash News) Back to slideshow navigation
  16. Unwelcome spotlight

    Celebrity magazines featuring Kate Gosselin are seen on a table in Lotus Salon in Wernersville, Pa., on May 28, 2009. The Gosselins have attracted a huge television audience with their TLC program "Jon & Kate Plus 8." As news of marital trouble gained traction, so did the tabloid coverage. (Carolyn Kaster / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  17. Seemingly happy family

    Jon and Kate Gosselin -- with twins Cara and Mady in center -- celebrate the fifth birthday of the sextuplets on May 17, 2009. Jon and Kate reportedly arrived separately. ''Marriages can crumble very easily. I'm not dumb," Kate said. "Ours has 500 times the stress of a normal marriage.'' (Michael Pilla / TLC via AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  18. Her reality

    A TLC camera crew shoots footage of one of the Gosselin children at the family's Reading, Pa., home. Pennsylvania's Labor Department opened an investigation in the summer of 2009 into whether "Jon & Kate Plus 8" is complying with state child labor laws. TLC said it "fully complies" with state laws and regulations. (Splash News) Back to slideshow navigation
  19. Eight is enough

    Kate Gosselin attends a signing for her books "Eight Little Faces" and "Multiple Bles8ings" at Barnes & Noble in Glendale, Calif., on April 14. (David Livingston / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  20. Ready for their closeup

    John and Kate Gosselin attend a Discovery Upfront presentation to promote their show in New York on April 23, 2008. Five seasons of the much-watched program follow the Gosselins through their daily lives and the challenges of raising multiple children. (Thos Robinson / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  21. Before the storm

    Jon and Kate Gosselin and their eight kids appear on the TODAY show in New York on Oct. 2, 2007. Almost two years later, with her marriage in pieces, Kate told Meredith Vieira, "I am as well as can be expected. I’m determined to hang in there. What life hands me, I’m going to do. My focus still is the health and well-being of my children as well as myself." (Heidi Gutman / NBC NewsWire) Back to slideshow navigation
  22. Aloha

    Jon and Kate Gosselin renewed their wedding vows in Maui, Hawaii, in August 2008. The couple originally married on June 12, 1999. On June 22, 2009, proceedings were initiated in Pennsylvania to end their 10-year marriage. The episode announcing their separation and divorce drew a record 10.6 million viewers to "Jon & Kate Plus 8." (Mark Arbeit / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
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updated 11/18/2009 9:14:42 PM ET 2009-11-19T02:14:42

Reality TV dad and tabloid staple Jon Gosselin could have another court date in his future, but for once he doesn’t have to face off with his estranged wife or the cable network that made him famous. No, Gosselin’s next courtroom rival is set to be none other than ex-gal pal and alleged former employee Kate Major.

It’s the newly revealed employee part that has Major, whose whirlwind relationship with the father of eight ended shortly after it began last summer, so mad.

According to a document posted to Radar Online, Gosselin entered into a handwritten contract with the former Star magazine reporter wherein he hired her as his personal assistant. The problem is that Major now seems uncertain if the “Jon & Kate Plus 8” star honored the terms, such as they were, and may sue.

“I, Jon Gosselin, will employ Kate Major as a personal assistant handling some but not all future accounts,” Gosselin is said to have written. “She will be a sub-contractor. She will receive a percentage of accounts for payment based upon involvement.”

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Now the riddle is whether or not the agreement is legally binding.

“Kate (Major) called me and has retained my services regarding a possible breach of contract between herself and Jon Gosselin,” attorney Ben Pietra revealed to Radar Online. “We are keeping our legal options open, but if a breach of contract has occurred, we will be moving forward with a lawsuit.”

Miley Cyrus rants about ‘cult’ of ‘Twilight’
While tweens, teens and beyond eagerly await a hefty dose of vampires, werewolves and romance with Friday’s release of “New Moon,” Miley Cyrus is sick and tired of all the Team Edward vs. Team Jacob talk.

Enter the world of ‘Twilight,’ ‘New Moon’In an interview with Ohio’s Q92-FM, the “Hannah Montana” star ranted about what she called “the cult” of “Twilight.”

“I've never seen it and nor will I ever,” Cyrus said. “It's a cult. I don't believe in it.”

Evidently, the 16-year-old singer just can’t get past the subject matter.

“I don't like vampires,” Cyrus explained. “I don't like any of the stuff. I don't like the wolf that pops out of the screen when I'm watching my TV at night. I don't like it.” And making sure she never has to worry about any of those pesky “Twilight” crossover fans, Cyrus added, “I don't want anything to do with it. I don't like the shirts. I don't like any of it.”

Dish on the fly
Over the last year, actor Gerard Butler has been romantically linked to everyone from Jennifer Aniston to Lindsay Lohan (no, really), but according to Butler, the tabloids always get it wrong. "In actual fact, the crazy thing is I’ve had a couple of relationships during this that nobody knew about,” the actor told Britain’s GMTV. “Meanwhile, they’re speculating about people who I have nothing going on with, so it’s been quite funny to witness this.” So that’s a no on LiLo? Whew! … Tattoos turned into too much trouble for 50 Cent. The once heavily inked rapper-turned-actor traded in his trademark “sleeves” simply to save time. “I took ‘em off,” 50 Cent said in a quote published to Showbiz Spy. “I’ve been on a few acting projects and they been making me get up… My call time is four hours before the regular acting talent because of the tattoos. I’ve got a project I’m supposed to be doing with Nicolas Cage, called ‘The Dance,’ it’s a boxing film… when you’re a fighter you’re sweating and with a whole bunch of make-up on and stuff like that, it doesn’t look real to me.”

Tabloid Tidbits is compiled by Ree Hines.

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