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Kat Von D Says Farewell by Looking Back in 'LA Ink' Series Finale (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Sep 16th 2011 5:45AM
Kat Von D, 'LA Ink' series finaleAfter four seasons on the air, it was time for Kat Von D to say good-bye to her life in front of the camera on the series finale of 'LA Ink' (Thu., 10PM ET on TLC). She used the time to reflect on the crazy ride she's had over the past several years.

"I've definitely grown up a lot," she admitted before talking about dropping out of high school to become a tattoo artist at 16. "It was my calling."

"Looking back at the first season of 'LA Ink,' we had no idea it would even get to this level. I'm flattered that people are even still interested," she said. As for her future, she'll keep doing what she loves, equating tattooing to a life-long friend. "Aside from my family, it's the one thing that has stayed consistent."

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Kat's Contractor Has His Own Ideas About What She Needs on 'LA Ink' (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Sep 9th 2011 3:34AM
Elvis the contractor, 'LA Ink'It's important to do a thorough background check on any contractors you work with, but we're not sure Kat Von D would have found anything to warn her about Elvis on 'LA Ink' (Thu., 10PM ET on TLC).

She hired him to come in and put up some shelves, which is probably why the guys in the shop were all a little confused when he started swinging a sledgehammer into the wall. It took one of the guys physically wrestling the hammer from his hands before he would explain himself.

"You were saying you wanted shelves, but what I was really hearing was you want -- you've got this positive energy in this other room and this negative energy here, and I need to make this open for you," he explained. So that makes sense then.

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Kat Von D Watches Jesse James Race in the Baja 500 on 'LA Ink' (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Sep 2nd 2011 2:37AM
Kat Von D, 'LA Ink'Jesse James raced in the Baja 500, which is an eight-hour race. Kat Von D was there by his side, by which we mean chilling in the hotel and listening to the race on 'LA Ink.' (Thu., 10PM ET on TLC).

Before he went out there, though, he laid down a pretty bold statement. "If I win tomorrow, we're getting married on Sunday," he said. Kat agreed, but we kind of wonder if she agreed knowing it was unlikely he would win, and that he made the offer with the same thoughts.

James didn't win, which is why we suppose they're not married already, but he did finish quite respectably in seventh place. Top 10 is solid placement for anyone. So while they didn't have a wedding to hurry up and plan, Kat was there with a kiss at the finish line, and that's good enough for now.

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Boredom Leads to a Pain Contest and Cat Tattoo on 'LA Ink' (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Aug 26th 2011 5:52AM
'LA Ink'It's important that people go out and get more tattoos. It will save the kind of boredom that leads to what we saw on 'LA Ink' (Thu., 10PM ET on TLC). If more people were in the shop keeping Michael busy with actual work, he might not have gotten roped into a "pain challenge" with Rooftop.

Over three rounds, Rooftop rather dominated poor Michael. Michael won round two, which saw him eat five peppers, only because Rooftop simply chose not to participate. He must have been that confident he would take the final paintball round.

For losing, Michael had to throw a dart at the big board of generic tattoo images and get that image inked on them. Of all the things, Michael hit a fluffy cat head. But true to his word, the image will now adorn his body for all of eternity.

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'Good Day LA' Tries to Make Sense of Kat Von D's Walkout, Cancelation and Re-Engagement (VIDEO)

by Nick Zaino, posted Aug 19th 2011 3:30PM
Jesse James and Kat Von D on 'Good Day LA'On July 27, Kat Von D walked out on an interview with 'Good Day LA' (weekdays, 9AM PT on Fox), reportedly in a huff over questions about her former fiancée, reality TV star and motorcycle builder Jesse James. A month later, TLC canceled Kat's show 'LA Ink,' on the same day she announced she was back together with James, leaving 'GDLA' anchor Dorothy Lucey to try to put the whole sideshow into some sort of context.

"She made up with Jesse James and she broke up with her TV show, all basically at the same time," said Lucey. Not only is Kat back together with James, the two are engaged again. Lucey went on to mention rumors that the couple had never broken up in the first place, and Kat's tweet yesterday which seemed to imply she quit the show, despite the official line that it was canceled.

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Dan Gives Rooftop a Permanent Tattoo Prank on 'LA Ink' (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Aug 19th 2011 4:14AM
Rooftop, 'LA Ink'Everyone loves a good prank, but when you pull a prank with a tattoo, that's a permanent joke, so you'd better hope it's a funny one. On 'LA Ink' (Thu., 10PM ET on TLC), Dan decided it was time to give Rooftop a little payback for all the grief he gives everyone in the tattoo shop all the time.

He's a regular hanging around and he's always cracking jokes at other people's expense, so Dan decided to teach him a bit of a lesson. Rooftop was looking for a tattoo of a heart with a banner that says "Mom." Well, Dan got it almost right.

Instead of "Mom," he put his own name into the tattoo. It was all the guys could do to keep it together long enough for Dan to finish his work and proudly show it to Rooftop.

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'LA Ink' Canceled by TLC

by Alex Moaba, posted Aug 18th 2011 4:10PM
TLC has canceled 'LA Ink.'Tattoos may last forever, but tattoo reality shows do not. Radar Online is reporting that 'LA Ink' has been canceled by TLC. The fourth season, currently airing, will be the the show's last hurrah.

"TLC has decided that the current season of 'LA Ink' will be its last. The network is proud of what the series has accomplished in its four seasons, following Kat Von D's journey as an artist from Miami to Los Angeles," the network told Radar in a statement.

The news comes after a messy, high-profile year for Kat Von D. She jumped into a relationship with Jesse James months after he had been through a very public cheating scandal with his ex-wife Sandra Bullock. In December, her house mysteriously burned down, killing her pet cat.

Then, in July, Von D and James called off their impending marriage and split. The timing of the break-up created an uncomfortable situation, as the network was already airing promos, and episodes, featuring her getting James' face tattooed on her rib cage.

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Arianna Wrecks Kat's Car, Rooftop Takes the Blame on 'LA Ink' (VIDEO)

by Laura Prudom, posted Aug 12th 2011 2:45AM
LA InkIn case you weren't aware, out-of-state drivers, "'Exit' still means exit in California." It's a lesson that Arianna could stand to learn after this week's episode of 'LA Ink' (Thurs., 10PM ET on TLC) in which she drove Kat's car the wrong way into a parking lot and blew out the tires.

"What did we run over?" she exclaimed in a panic, to which Kat's roommate "Rooftop" drawled, "Oh, the strip of spikes."

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Stephen Baldwin Wants a Pontius Pilate Tattoo on 'LA Ink' (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Aug 5th 2011 12:48AM
Stephen Baldwin, 'LA Ink'Stephen Baldwin is well known as the most laidback of the Baldwin brothers, and he brought that mellowness onto 'LA Ink' (Thu., 10PM ET on TLC), with a little help from 20 Advils. He was inspired by a stone sculpture he'd seen of Pontius Pilate. He wanted "Veritas" -- the Latin word for "Truth" -- underneath it.

The artist noticed, though, that the image created from the statue had "the classic Baldwin eyes." Apparently, Baldwin had noticed that as well, which made it an even more appopriate tattoo for him. Hear that Baldwins? You all should get it, too!

Not too many people can say they have a tattoo of Pontius Pilate on their leg, and it's a pretty good-sized one at that. Baldwin suffered for his art as well, asking how it could possibly still hurt after he'd taken those Advil. No pain no gain?

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Top 5 TVR Clips of the Week: Jessica Alba Gets Pregnant Sex-Ed, Andy Cohen Loses It & More (VIDEO)

by Alex Moaba, posted Jul 30th 2011 12:30PM


We learned a lot this week. We finally saw how much jibberish the 'Real Housewives' can yell before Andy Cohen reached his breaking point. Jessica Alba learned that she can indeed have sex while pregnant. Gene Simmons learned the hard way that in order to propose to your long-time girlfriend, you must not be so exhausted that you can't form coherent sentences. Lady Gaga confirmed that a 'So You Think You Can Dance' contestant is actually talented. And Kat Von D taught us all the valuable lesson that it might not be the best idea to get a tattoo of Jesse James's face. Check out the clips after the jump, and vote for your favorite in our weekly poll.

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Before the Break-Up, See Kat Von D Get a Tattoo of Jesse James on 'LA Ink' (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Jul 29th 2011 3:08AM
Jesse James & Kat Von D, 'LA Ink' season premiereOn Friday, July 22, Kat Von D and Jesse James announced that their relationship was done. On Thursday, July 28, the new season of 'LA Ink' (Thu., 10PM ET on TLC) and now it's a little awkward!

We can handle them kissing and smooching and talking about how they're going to be together forever, because we know this was filmed before the break-up, but what about that new tattoo, Kat?

As a surprise, she apparently decided to tattoo a pretty decent-sized portrait of James when he was in the 5th grade. That's in permanent ink, and now they're dunzo? That's gotta suck.

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'LA Ink' Preview: Kat Von D and Jesse James During Happier Times (VIDEO)

by Matt Herman, posted Jul 27th 2011 7:00PM
Kat Von DKat Von D is back in an all-new season of 'LA Ink' (Thurs., 10PM on TLC) and everything seems to be going her way.

However, Kat and Sandra Bullock's ex-husband Jesse James called off their engagement. In the trailer below, Kat calls Jesse her "soul mate." Kind of awkward, right?

Look for 'LA Ink' Season 4 to showcase Kat's many recent successes, including her gallery opening and whirlwind book tour, as well as a few troubled moments. Of course it wouldn't be 'LA Ink' without some drama.

No word on whether the show will tackle her recent relationship turmoil.

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Chelsea Handler Lands NBC Comedy, Molly Shannon to Play An Ex-Nun on HBO and More

by Jean Bentley, posted Nov 3rd 2010 2:00PM
Chelsea HandlerChelsea Handler's already a successful talk show host and best-selling author. Now the comedian has another title to add to her resume: sitcom creator.

Deadline reports that NBC has ordered a pilot of Handler's half-hour comedy, 'Are You There Vodka? It's Me Chelsea,' based on her book of the same name. The semi-autobiographical show follows a the exploits of a twentysomething Chelsea, who will have a different occupation than the real comedian but whose character traits will be based on Handler. Some storylines will be taken from essays included in Handler's three books.

Handler will executive produce but not star -- she's already signed on to play a scripted version of herself in a comedy series for E!

In other TV news ...

'Sex and the City' veteran Michael Patrick King has created a new series about a straight hairdresser experiencing a mid-life crisis. The show will most likely wind up at NBC. [Vulture]

HBO is a comedy about an ex-nun that will star former 'Saturday Night Live' cast member Molly Shannon. The show will follow a woman who leaves her convent after becoming a nun when her heart was broken at 18. "It's James Joyce meets Judd Apatow -- a female '40 Year Old Virgin' with a huge dollop of Catholic weirdness thrown in," creator Tim Long said. [Deadline]

TLC ordered eight more episodes of its hit reality series 'L.A. Ink.' The episodes will be added to the second half of the fourth season of the show, which follows Los Angeles tattoo artist Kat Von D. [Variety]

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'LA Ink' -- You're Fired! (VIDEO)

by Oliver Miller, posted Oct 22nd 2010 1:03AM
'LA Ink' -- You're Fired!What would you do if your employee disappeared for a week? On the new 'LA Ink' (Wed., 10PM ET on TLC) tattoo artist "Paulie Tattoo" gets in trouble. Paulie certainly has the right name for the business. But what he lacks is the proper attitude.

Paulie left the American Electric tattoo parlor for a week's vacation in New York. But then he vanished for another week, missing work, and didn't even bother to call! Owner Craig Jackman is not pleased. Craig has two potential options here. He can have a nice little chat with Paulie. Or, he can just fire him.

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Ex-Employee Aubrey Stirs Up Trouble on 'LA Ink' (VIDEO)

by AOL TV Staff, posted Sep 30th 2010 7:00PM
If you want to see what Hell is like, check out Wednesday's episode of 'LA Ink' (Wednesdays, 10PM ET on TLC).

Ex-manager Aubry Fisher walks in -- unexpectedly -- and gets a hell of a nasty reception from tattoo artists Corey Miller and Craig Jackman.

Apparently, Amy Nicoletto asked Fisher to come in to help out -- but neglected to tell anyone else. This ticks off Jackman to no end. He hasn't gotten over the manner in which Fisher left the shop and doesn't want anything to do with her.

"Having Aubry in the mix again is something I never wanted," Jackman said. "She's pretty useless."

"You stay out of my way," Jackman tells her.

"I just walked into a xxxxstorm," Fisher responds.

Ready for some "666" tattoos?

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