The InkMaster Cometh
It looks like those Citibank commercials featuring Dave Navarro as a camp director at Rock ‘n Roll Fantasy Camp really struck a how-you-say nerve because Spike TV has given the Jane’s Addiction guitarist his own TV show. The cable network announced yesterday that Navarro will host InkMaster the first ever tattoo competition series on TV beginning in January.
Structured a little like Iron Chef, the nation’s top tattoo artists will battle it out in a number of timed challenges to create an original tattoo on the spot, with the winner taking home $10,000 and being featured in an upcoming issue of Inked. Yeah, that’s like exactly what we’d want to do, let someone create an original tattoo on TV under those kinds of pressures. “Hey, that body portrait of Pete Wentz looks more like Bono! What do you mean there are no do-overs?" No lasers will be allowed on the set.
In other tattoo news TLC has announced that it’s canceling Kat Von D’s realty show LA Ink. No doubt as a cancellation prize, Von D is back with Jesse James. The reunited couple tweeted separate photos of themselves locked in embraces, with James adding, "Para siempre" - Spanish for "forever."
And yes, she does want him back, especially because she has James's fifth grade photo tattooed on her torso.
There’s something in the stars. First, award-winning songwriter (she penned Christina Aguilera's number one hit, "Beautiful") and 4 Non Blondes founder Linda Perry disses Katy Perry in a backstage interview with Heath Daniels, explaining exactly why she thinks Katy Perry’s Teenage Dream album is crap: “Who wants a fucking Katy Perry record? You’ll get the two hits and the rest of the album will be crap,” huffed Linda Perry. “I’m not saying Katy is bad. She’s not reinventing the wheel, she’s not giving substance, she’s just microwave popcorn to feast on right at this moment.” And unbuttered at that. Okay, we’ll come clean, they’re not really related, nor related to the Texas presidential candidate Rick Perry. Thank God
But the Gallaghers are. Earlier this year, Liam Gallagher insisted that he wasn’t looking back (yeah, we know, in anger) but was committed to moving forward with his newish band Beady Eye. Well the cute Gallagher has changed his mind and he is suing his older brother “for statements he made during the Electric Cinema press conference on July 6 during which he claimed Oasis pulled out of the 2009 V Festival Chelmsford gig because I had a hangover," he said in a statement today. "That is a lie and I want Oasis fans, and others who were at V, to know the truth."
Liam is also up in arms over Noel’s recent statements made last week, when he laid blame for Oasis break up on Liam, because he wanted to advertise his Pretty Green clothing line in their tour program. The younger Gallagher alleges that his brother “falsely stated that the demise of Oasis followed a massive row in which he claimed I demanded to advertise my clothing range Pretty Green in the Oasis tour program. The truth is there was no such discussion or row between us. There are many reasons why Oasis split. But it had nothing to do with my clothing range."
Liam is not looking for any money. He insists he wants an apology for Oasis fans “to know the truth" about what happened at the V Festival—that laryngitis prevented him from performing. A spokeswoman for the singer confirmed that the singer has issued a writ at the High Court in London against his brother.
NKOTB Joey McIntrye To Guest On CSI: NY
Where do old boy band stars go when they “die?” They go to cop shows. Like his New Kids on the Block bandmate Donnie Wahlberg before him (who stars on Blue Bloods), Joey McIntyre has just nabbed a guest role on the eighth season of CSI: NY. The singer will play Ray, a man caught up in a shooting incident. Just so you don’t think Joey is a rookie (ummm), he’s already had a small but significant part on Boston Legal and guested on Psych. CSI: NY returns to CBS on Friday, September 23 at 9/8c. McIntyre's episode is currently scheduled to air on October 14.
Smashing Pumpkins Smash Record
If Smashing Pumpkin tickets sold out in a record three minutes at Washington D.C.’s 9:30 Club, but then why exactly is Billy Corgan selling his old amps, circa Siamese Dream, on eBay? We know, touring is expensive...
Kiss Online revealed that Joey Fatale has passed away. Joey portrayed Mini-Gene Simmons in the band Mini-KISS, and he also appeared with the band in their series of Dr. Pepper Cherry commercials. Joey passed away on August 7. He was 47.