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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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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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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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What's On Tonight: 'Bones,' Double '30 Rock,' 'Supernatural'

by Rich Keller, posted Apr 22nd 2010 12:30PM
The Emmy Award-winning '30 Rock' returns with two new episodes at 8:30 and 9:30
Here's tonight's lineup of new shows and events (all times Eastern). Check your local
TV listings for additional information.

Starting at 8:00
ESPN: NFL Draft -- 1st Round

8:00 to 9:00
ABC: 'FlashForward'
CBS: 'Survivor'
The CW: 'The Vampire Diaries'
FOX: 'Bones'
NBC: 'Community' and '30 Rock'
CNBC: 'Beyond the Barrel: The Race to Fuel the Future' -- A look at future energy resources
History: 'Modern Marvels' -- Helicopters
Nickelodeon: 'SpongeBob SquarePants' -- Bob and Patrick protest the building of a highway near Jellyfish Fields

9:00 to 10:00
ABC: 'Private Practice'
CBS: 'CSI'
The CW: 'Supernatural'
FOX: 'Fringe'
NBC: 'The Office' and '30 Rock' -- Not a mistake; there are two new episodes of '30 Rock' on tonight's schedule
Animal Planet: 'Weird, True & Freaky' -- Two 30-minute episodes
National Geographic: 'Naked Science'
Showtime: 'Green Collar Comedy Slam' -- Featuring a lineup of ecological-minded comics
TLC: 'Police Women of Maricopa County'

10:00 to 11:00
CBS: 'The Mentalist'
NBC: 'The Marriage Ref'
A&E: 'Fugitive Chronicles'
Bravo: 'The Real Housewives of New York City'
CURRENT: 'Rotten Tomatoes Movie Review Show' -- 10:30 start
Food Network: 'Ace of Cakes'
History: 'Sliced' -- Two 30-minute episodes
Lifetime: 'Project Runway'
TLC: 'LA Ink'
Travel: 'David Blaine: What is Magic?'

After the jump, the late night talk shows.

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What's On Tonight: 'Bones,' 'Fringe,' 'Flash Forward,' 'Vampire Diaries'

by Rich Keller, posted Apr 8th 2010 12:20PM
The 100th episode of 'Bones' airs tonight at 8:00 on FOX
Here's tonight's TV lineup (all times are Eastern). All shows mentioned are new, except where otherwise noted.


8:00 to 9:00
  • ABC: 'FlashForward'
  • CBS: 'Survivor'
  • The CW: 'The Vampire Diaries'
  • FOX: The 100th episode of 'Bones'
  • History: 'Modern Marvels' -- The history of soft drinks
9:00 to 10:00
  • CBS: 'CSI'
  • The CW: 'Supernatural'
  • FOX: 'Fringe'
  • A&E: 'The First 48'
  • TLC: 'Police Women of Maricopa County'
10:00 to 11:00
  • CBS: 'The Mentalist'
  • NBC: Recently renewed 'The Marriage Ref'
  • A&E: 'Fugitive Chronicles'
  • Bravo: 'The Real Housewives of New York City' (aka: 'The Bethany and Jill Show')
  • Food: 'Ace of Cakes'
  • Lifetime: 'Project Runway'
  • MTV: 'Randy Jackson Presents: America's Best Dance Crew'
  • Showtime: 'Gina Yashere: Skinny Bitch'
  • TLC: 'LA Ink'
Midnight
  • Comedy Central: 'The Sarah Silverman Program' and 'Important Things With Demetri Martin'
Check your local TV listings for more information.

After the jump, the late night talk shows.

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What to Watch Thursday, Oct. 9

by Kim Potts, posted Oct 9th 2008 5:00AM
Life on Mars'Life on Mars'
(10PM, ABC) series premiere
Imagine life before cell phones, the Internet and 'CSI'-type forensics ... that's where detective Sam Tyler finds himself after he's hit by a car in modern-day New York City.

Tyler awakens in 1973 NYC, with a different boss (Harvey Keitel), new cop cohorts (including 'The Sopranos' Michael Imperioli) and no idea why he's ended up back in time, though there are striking similarities between the bad guy he was pursuing in 2008 and the one he's investigating in 1973.

Is Sam actually in a coma? Is he dead, and 1973 is his afterlife? All questions that will be answered, assuming network execs let him live long enough to make it back to the future.


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Reality show casting calls

by Paul Goebel, posted May 29th 2008 4:26PM

casting callsA day hasn't gone by where we haven't received some sort of tip or email asking us, the TV Squad, how to get on [insert reality show here]. Unfortunately no, Simon Cowell does not work for us, and Donald Trump isn't my BFF, so we really can't help all that much.

The folks at RealityWanted.com often send us a list of new and existing reality shows that are looking for new, er, talent, and they've given us permission to make mention of them here. We'll try to make this a regular feature as often as we get a new list.

This time we have LA Ink, The Newlywed Game and other new shows.

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