Jon Gosselin Returns $230K to Joint Account

"Basically, we've put a halt on the show," Jon Gosselin's manager Mike Heller told People magazine earlier this month. "Jon has been talking to TLC for a long time to cut back on the production and still honor his contract -- because it's been getting in the way of his family, his children are complaining."

If Jon Gosselin changes his mind, his kids and ex-wife could be featured in "Kate Plus 8," TLC's planned spinoff of the soon-to-end series. If not, it could be a long time before the Gosselins come back to TV.

Jon Gosselin: I'm Jewish Now

Although his financial and career situation appears to be in flux, Jon Gosselin's religious life is not, as he gets ready to celebrate a new "plus eight": the eight nights of Hanukkah.

Gosselin, who claims he's half Jewish, said he plans to rediscover his faith and toast "family values" with girlfriend Hailey Glassman this holiday season.

"This is the first year I will celebrate Hanukkah," he told ParentDish.com in an interview posted on the site Oct. 9. "Hailey is Jewish. Everyone in my life is Jewish now, my attorney. I love it. I'm now half Jewish and half Korean. The family values are great. On Christmas, I'll see my kids during the day for a couple of hours."

Jon Gosselin also gabbed about his love for all things Jewish, including challah bread, keeping kosher and discovering the New York City grocery store Zabar's, founded by the gourmand Eli Zabar.

"I just went through Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur and learned about the New Year and every Friday is the Shabbat dinner," he said. "I love challah bread. I'm learning about Jewish food, going to Zabar's. I love that place. I'm learning about kosher and when not to order a bacon, egg and cheese and make an ass of myself. Hailey makes fun of me."

"My mom came to the city on Yom Kippur and asked where all the traffic was. I got from the West Side to Midtown in five minutes. She wants to come to the city every year on Yom Kippur."

The Associated Press and ABC News' Taryn Winter Brill, Lindsay Goldwert and Kate McCarthy contributed to this report.

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