Grab your stereotypical sombrero everybody, it’s Cinco de Mayo! In the American tradition of commercializing obscure holidays that have very little to do with their actual countries of origin, today’s festivities must include a street dance with a mariachi band, many tequila shots and some probably inauthentic Mexican food. How else to commemorate a minor victory over French invaders? Well, we’d also like to celebrate some of the other things our neighbors south of the border have given to the world, say for instance, a number of Hollywood’s hottest. Talented stars like Eva Longoria, Demi Lovato, and Mario Lopez are just a few of our favorite Mexican stars. While not all listed celebs are full-blood Mexican — and some on this list may surprise you — we like to think they all have a healthy dose of Latino pride. Take a break from your margarita blender and toast our 20 favorite celebs with Mexican roots. Happy Cinco de Mayo!
This has got to be one of the creepiest things ever. TMZ just revealed that Kat Von D received an extremely disturbing phone call from a crazed fan or deranged prankster on Monday night. The person called her home and began asking her a series of personal questions and then hung up, only to follow up with a text message on her cell phone. Kat, being under the impression that the individual was on her premises, call the cops around 10:45 p.m.
All these details were actually revealed by the police themselves as they came swarming in en masse. They really got the whole “to serve and protect” deal down, as not only did they show up in a fleet of cars, but they actual sent a helicopter to scour the neighborhood aerially. The good news is that they found no one, and Kat is safe. She still had to file something called an “annoying persons report,” which we hope made her giggle even through all the stress.
Ah yes, the way Jesse James has triumphed over problems entirely of his own making is truly inspiring. While last week the star of the upcoming special Jesse James: Outlaw Garage told E! Online that he was in “a pretty awesome place in life,” it seems that James is already back on the martyrdom tip. “I think I’ve paid the price and then some, you know? I don’t know anybody anywhere that’s had to endure what I had to endure for basically infidelity,” the reality star sighed to Yahoo’s OMG! “It’s just the nature of my life. People always will want me sainted one minute, and strung up the next.” Why do we always put our tiny violins into storage right when we we need them the most? Oh wait, here’s one behind a Tic Tac. Sing the song, Jesse! Sing that same sad song!
We’re not exactly sure why Jesse is surprised people think he’s a dirt bag after learning that he cheated on Sandra Bullock with Michelle “Bombshell” McGee and on Kat Von D with…well, half the women in L.A., but it’s pretty obvious no one would bring up all that hot mess if Jesse himself would stop talking about it. Sniffs James, “I think people just judge me by the way I look. That predates fame or any of that stuff. People have always been scared of me and always think I’m a bigot or a racist or a homophobe just by the way I look. I’m 6’3″, and 215 pounds, [and a] tattooed-up white boy.” Sure, Jesse, or maybe it’s those photos of you in Nazi regalia? Or the fact that you associate with ladies who would voluntarily get a swastika tattoo on their downstairs? You might not be able to hear it where you are, Jesse, but rest assured we are playing you the teeniest little sonata right now.
Love is a beautiful thing … most of the time. But sometimes there are those couples that just sketch you out. Whether they wear vials of each other’s blood around their necks, sell their children to reality TV, or just overdo it with the PDA, some duos don’t fill you with that warm and fuzzy feeling! The rumors of Bobbi Kristina Brown’s hookup with her adopted brother Nick Gordon is just the latest in a long line of celebrity couples that give us the willies. Love is blind, but watching these sketchy couples sometimes made us wish we were, too. Check out the rest in the gallery below!
Talk about tat-tat tatted up. Queen of ink Kat Von D has more tattoos than anyone could count in one sitting. We tried. AnKat has come a long way since her first tattoo job at 14. After appearing on both Miami Ink and her own show, L.A. Ink, which was canceled last year, Kat has become one of the most sought after artists in the industry. She’s also inked some paper with two best-selling books. And with a makeup line, an art gallery, a hefty list of top clientele and her first album on the way, Kat’s permanently marked herself a business woman. Sorry, fans, but snagging a seat in Kat’s chair at High Voltage Tattoo is a pretty difficult feat: the wait list is almost two years. Some of us will just look on from afar, admiring her work, and tut-tutting about her hook-up and breakup from ex-fiance Jesse James. Not that we think she’ll stay single for long — this lady she pulls off that whole tough yet feminine yet super sexy look pretty well.
Kat Von D turns 30 today, and in honor of her birthday, here are 30 pics of some of Kat’s own, personal ink, including the infamous Jesse James’ tattoo. Happy Birthday, Kat!
Kat Von D has never been particularly private about her relationship with ex-fiance and consummate bad boy Jesse James. Turns out, neither has Jesse James! In a very different, more horrible way! “Today I encountered the 19th girl to add to the list of people Jesse cheated on me with during this last year,” the former reality star wrote in a blistering Facebook rant yesterday. Ugh, we wish we could grab Kat by her ink-covered shoulders and tell her to Not. Even. Waste. Her. Time. Since we can’t, instead we’ve compiled the 19 reasons no one on this beautiful blue planet ever should date Jesse James. You’d think the world wouldn’t need a list like this, but hey … let’s keep it from hitting 20, shall we?
19. That beard. 18. If Kat Von D’s upcoming album is anything like we imagine, there will be reasons not to date him set to music, emitting from your computer speakers. 17. Whimpered about how he felt “beaten up by the media” for um, you know, all those horrible, embarrassing things he did. 16. Got a book deal out of the whole thing, publishedAmerican Outlaw. 15. Told Howard Stern that sex with Kat was “100 percent better” than with Sandra Bullock. Does he not know we can all hear the words coming out of his mouth? 14. Oh right, cheated on America’s sweetheart Sandra Bullock in the most painfully public way possible. She barely got to enjoy her Best Actress Oscar last year! 13. Photos of Jesse James in Nazi regalia are floating around the Internet, and you know your mom would find those! Or someone else’s mom! Or anyone! 12.Bombshell McGee, the woman with whom Jesse cheated on Sandra Bullock. That’s all we’ll say about that. 11. Actually, no it’s not. Bombshell McGee had racist and Nazi tattoos, too! The woman had a swastika near her lady business! It’s like we’re taking crazy pills here! 10. Even bombshell McGee didn’t think Jesse’s engagement to Kat D was a good idea, and she thinks horrible ideas are good ideas! 9. Has sold stuff for way more than it’s worth on eBay because of his notoriety, which just does not seem fair at all. 8. Morally tainted our enjoyment of Monster Garage reruns. 7. Allegedly called his marriage to Sandy a “sham.” 6. Allegedly had a foursome when Bullock was out of town promoting The Proposal. We can’t even. 5. Got defended by Whoopi Goldberg in the press, and you know she only defends the gross guys. Mel Gibson? Roman Polanski? 4.,3. and 2.That hair. 1. He is a 20-time cheater! And that’s just the number of women we’ve heard about! Isn’t that reason enough?
It’s hard to imagine a Kat Von D album without a few songs about He Who Shall Not Be Named. (Just kidding, we’re talking ’bout Jesse James). After all,Ã‚Â the LA Ink star told E! that her upcoming record will be “more on the dark, more tragically romantic” side of thing. We imagine it’s going to be like a Taylor Swift album, except switch John Mayer for Jesse and swap bunny eyes trembling with heart-wrenching tears for knuckle tatts. Plus, if you’re Sandra Bullock, you can use it to get your heart rate up at the gym.
While her music might be about her former flame, Kat Von D’s book most definitely won’t be. “No, my next book will not be about my cheating ex. There are way too many positive and inspiring things to write about instead,” Kat Von D’s Twitter read yesterday. While it’s not completely clear if Kat is alleging Jesse James cheated on her specifically, or more generally when married to Sandy, either way it’s probably a better subject to rock out to than to read about. That way we won’t have to just imagine the screaming in our heads.
We’re losing track of these two — but the real question is do we (and you guys) really care? Kat von D and Jesse James reunited a little over a month ago with sappy twitpics and tweets to commemorate the occasion. So what went wrong (again) in such a short period of time? Kat explained the (brand-new) split to People saying, “It was clear to me that we were just on two different paths in life. My friend put it best when he said I could never be more deserving of total, noble love. And as a woman, I think it’s important to know your value and never lose sight of that.” Yeah, we don’t know if anyone could have a “total, noble love” with Jesse!
She also added via Facebook that distance played its part and apologized “for all the ‘back and forth’ if it’s caused any confusion).” A day after this apology, Kat was photographed strolling around West Hollywood with a “mystery man,” although none of the pictures suggest a romantic link. Time will tell.
Even before she caught The Fame, we knew that Lady Gaga had glam and sprinx in her veins. And now this video of Mama Monster taken on the edge of super-stardom (and glory) proves it! A clip has just surfaced of Gags getting a tattoo from none other than Kat Von D, and it’s actually pretty adorable. The moment took place in early 2008, when Gaga moved to LA before the release of her debut record. Even before becoming a living legend, she made sure to dress the part in a long blonde wig and sparkly blue hot pants. Fake it til ya make it, girl! And Von D was still light years from becoming a famous/infamous reality TV face. But fate had something in store for theses two.
Ever the professional, Kat starts making small talk with the artist-then-known-as Stefani Germanotta, and her casual responses are disarmingly sweet, charming and simple. “I’m a singer and also a songwriter for other artists,” she tells Kat, who then asks of she’s “working on anything cool or interesting.” Not much, just fusing pop and performance art to change the music industry as we know it, NBD, she could have said. But instead she goes with “I worked with New Kids on the Block last night, it was rad!” Our minds are blown into mini Donnie Wahlberg-shaped pieces.
She then starts talking about her home in New York while the LA Ink star does her thing, tattooing intertwined roses onto her lower back. “I have an Italian family. They still live there. I go home and have meatballs.” Apparently at this point her fam is still getting used to Gaga’s tattoos, not knowing the avalanche of crazy their daughter would soon unleash on the world. “When I got the first one, they had a heart attack,” she admits, “Then I had a heart attack because I felt bad for not telling them I was going to do it. We’re really close.” We wonder what else Gaga hasn’t told them over the years. Check out more in the vid above!
It’s a sad day over here at TheFABlife headquarters. It’s gloomy outside, summer is officially over and tonight is the series finale of LA Ink. Alas, all good things must come to an end. In the 4 seasons LA Ink has been on air we’ve watched Kat Von D fall in and out of love, successfully commit to sobriety, launch a make-up line, release multiple books and continue to design bad-ass tats. Over the years we’ve also watched Kat Von D’s look evolve. She’s always maintained her unique West Coast rock ‘n’ roll style, but we’ve seen her drop weight, possibly undergo multiple plastic surgery procedures and constantly change-up her hair color (we admire her commitment to her hair).
Join us in saying farewell to LA Ink by checking out Kat Von D’s style through the years.