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Show’s over, but case vs. Jon Gosselin goes on

Those hoping the final episode of “Jon & Kate Plus 8” meant “goodbye, Jon Gosselin!” might be disappointed. Sure, after four seasons of cute-kid hi-jinks and one uncomfortable season of grown-up domestic discord, the TLC reality show bearing his name ended Monday night. But don’t be fooled. The father of eight still has plenty of headline-grabbing unfinished business with his former network ahead of him.

The problem is that pesky breach of contract suit against Gosselin, the one in which TLC claims he took on unauthorized television work while under an exclusive agreement with the network. It seems every few days there’s a new twist or turn, and it hasn’t even gone to trial yet.

The latest development, according to gossip site Radar Online, is the discovery of taped business talk that could be a boon for TLC’s case. The recorded phone conversation between Gosselin’s manager, Michael Heller, and former BFF Michael Lohan allegedly reveals the reality dad’s out-of-bounds deals and just how much of a cut his pals would have made.

“I'm about to close a deal for $75,000 at E!,” Heller told Lohan of a potential Gosselin gig with the E! network. “And at 75,000, if I take a percentage of that and give you 20 percent of that, I'm going to be writing you a check, baby, this week — for a couple thousand dollars on just that alone.”

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    The reality TV tale about raising eight children turns into a tabloid nightmare for the couple from Pennsylvania.

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    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)

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    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.

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    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."

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    ***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

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    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.

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    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."

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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  • EXCLUSIVE: Jon Gosselin and his girlfriend Hailey Glassman's romantic park date

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.''

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    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.

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    Kate Gosselin attends a signing for her books "Eight Little Faces" and "Multiple Bles8ings" at Barnes & Noble in Glendale, Calif., on April 14.

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    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.

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    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."

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    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."

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The E! deal never materialized, but according to the call, another paid interview opportunity did.

“So that's why with the In Touch deal, whatever money I make on it, and I think it came out to $5,000, instead of giving you 20 percent of $5,000... that's like $1,000... it's fair to give you 50 percent,” Heller explained to Lohan. “Because it's a deal that you brought... you brought it to me and you managed it and that's something you should get paid 50 percent for.”

Age doesn’t mean a thing to Tina TurnerShe’s just days away from her 70th birthday, but rock, pop and R&B icon Tina Turner refuses to act her age. In an interview with Daily Express, the singer shared her secret for holding back the years.

“Maybe I would relate to my age if my skin was falling from my face because I’d had so many facelifts and was trying too hard to be Tina Turner,” Turner told the paper. “But I’m not! I am strong. I lived through a divorce, separation from my family. I never let it break me down. I’m not an alcoholic. I’ve never smoked. I’ve never done drugs. I’ve floated through the disaster of my past clean. I arrived here undamaged.”

Besides, as Turner pointed out, “old” is more a matter of perception than a state of being.

“Age is no issue to me,” the living legend explained. “Fifty is the new 30. Seventy is the new 50. There are no rules that say you have to dress a certain way, or be a certain way. We are living in exciting times for women.”

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A string of high-profile relationships and subsequent media scrutiny left singer-songwriter John Mayer reluctant to pursue a new romance. “It’s crazy to me that in my head, that being 32 and dating women is going to get me in trouble,” Mayer told the New York Times. “I can’t even explain to you how terrible that feels, that I equate dating a woman with punishment, shame, guilt, disappointment, reproach, reprimand, persecution. It’s a nightmare.” That’s a lot of post-publicity woe from the guy who once gave an impromptu paparazzi press conference after he and Jennifer Aniston went their separate ways — the first time. … Wedding bells will wait for actress Rachel Weisz and fiancé Darren Aronofsky. “We are engaged, and Darren and I are completely committed to ‘until death do us part,’ although we haven’t made it official with the paperwork yet,” Weisz revealed in an interview with Redbook. In fact, the star of the upcoming “The Lovely Bones” isn’t too concerned with the paperwork part at all. “It’s not for any political reason or that we’re waiting for this or for that, but maybe one day we will have an official ceremony.”

Tabloid Tidbits is compiled by Ree Hines.

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