Jon Gosselin "Trying" to Land TV Gig to Pay $22K Child Support

Celebrity News Apr. 22, 2010 AT 10:42AM
Jon Gosselin "Trying" to Land TV Gig to Pay $22K Child Support Credit: Jean Baptiste Lacroix/WireImage.com; Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic

Kate Gosselin has a new show, and now Jon wants to return to TV as well.

"I would like a job in some aspect of TV, probably as a host," the reality dad, 33, told TMZ.com Thursday morning.

The reason he wants back on air? He can't swing his court-ordered child support.

"I just can't afford the $22,000 a month right now," Jon admitted. "That is why I'm trying to find a job."

Jon came out swinging against his former lawyer earlier Thursday for accusing his estranged wife Kate of "promoting" herself.

After Anthony List released a statement to TMZ.com that Kate, 35, is "always promoting something... and most of the time it's herself,” Jon took to Twitter to declare, "He has no legal right to speak to the press or anyone on my behalf.

“Kate, her attorneys and I are moving forward to work out things privately and amicably,” he added.

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List filed on Jon's behalf for primary custody for his eight kids and child support from Kate, but Jon said on Thursday, "I never wanted primary custody, he [List] filed for that.  I only wanted a more flexible custody schedule so I could be with my kids." (List refutes that, saying, "He signed off on everything.")

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List told TMZ that even though Kate was booted off Dancing With the Stars Tuesday, she will still make money from her shows Twist of Kate and specials on TLC featuring the twins and sextuplets.

"Dancing with the Stars is just the tip of the iceberg for Kate, as surely there will be many other projects to take its place soon," List sniped to TMZ Thursday.

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Jon and Kate -- who split last summer after 10 years of marriage -- are next due in court May 25.

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