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May 23, 2013 | By Nardine Saad
Jesse James lost his pinky while working with a saw at his custom bike shop. And it's pretty gruesome. "Doesn't look like this little dude's gonna make it, Nice know'n you little buddy," James posted on Twitter Tuesday, sharing a stomach-churning photo of the severed phalange.  "OOOpps, Bad day at the office. Headed 2 Surgery in a few #PayUpSucker," he later added with another graphic photo of the sliced digit. PHOTOS: Celebrities injured on set James, 44, rose to fame with his West Coast Choppers brand and Texas-based custom motorcycle shop, which gained him more notoriety when it got its own reality TV show on the Discovery Channel in 2002 called "Monster Garage" and later had a stint on "The Apprentice.
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August 7, 2013 | By Gary Goldstein
A powerful story of triumph and tragedy - and the infamous moment that encapsulated both - gets a stirring workout in the colorful, absorbing documentary "The Good Son: The Life of Ray 'Boom Boom' Mancini," directed by Jesse James Miler, based on the book by Mark Kriegel. Early-1980s sports icon Ray Mancini grew up in Youngstown, Ohio, idolizing his father, 1940s' top-ranked lightweight contender Lenny "Boom Boom" Mancini, and devoted to his older brother, Lenny Jr., who also briefly boxed.
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March 25, 2013 | By Christie D'Zurilla
Jesse James has done it again: He's gotten married for the fourth time, this time to drag racer Alexis DeJoria. Dude really likes being married. The two were married Sunday, according to People , which reports the ceremony took place at her father's Malibu home. They got engaged last November. PHOTOS: Celebrity splits of 2013 John Paul DeJoria, DeJoria's dad, is a co-founder of Paul Mitchell hair-care products and the Patron Spirits Company, the mag said.
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June 27, 2013 | By Christie DZurilla
Kat Von D and Deadmau5 have broken up publicly, with the tattoo artist breaking the news Wednesday on Twitter and the Canadian electronic-music producer following up Thursday in much more detail on Facebook. "Cheating on your loved one is the most hurtful thing one could do. I hate to have to admit, that this relationship is indeed over," she wrote. "Onward and upward. " That after posting "Man, I'm a fool. " The couple got engaged in December via Twitter, and back in April were talking about having a wedding with an "underwater" theme inspired by the 1926 H.P. Lovecraft story "The Call of Cthulhu.
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December 7, 2012 | By Christie D'Zurilla
Kat Von D was feeling the burn Friday morning as she began laser tattoo removal on ink of a young Jesse James' face, sharing shots of the action via Twitter and Instagram. "I get to start the day off with some good ol' tattoo laser removal! #ouchville #sillytattoos #creatingjobs :)," the tattoo artist wrote, following up with a picture of herself wearing protective eyewear and then a montage , above right, of the laser in action on her former fiance's fifth-grade grin.  "AND SO IT BEGINS!
NEWS
July 28, 2011 | By Amina Khan, Los Angeles Times / For the Booster Shots blog
Kat Von D's breakup with ex-fiance Jesse James, the former Mr. Sandra Bullock, is playing out in operatic fashion over the airwaves and the Internet. The tattooed "L.A. Ink" star made headlines for checking out of a "Good Day LA" interview Wednesday after her relationship with James was mentioned while she sat backstage, and engaged afterward in a back-and-forth via Twitter with the show's host, Jillian Barberie Reynolds. But -- counterintuitive though it may seem -- when it comes to breakups, women actually fare better than men. A 2010 study published in the Journal of Health and Social Behavior found that men suffer emotionally more than women do after a romantic relationship ends.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 9, 2010
A roundup of this morning's arts and entertainment headlines: Report claims Jesse James' kids are staying with Sandra Bullock. (TMZ) NBC.com uses the Filter to figure out users' tastes. ( Los Angeles Times) Former Sex Pistols manager Malcolm McLaren has died. (Los Angeles Times) Is Lindsay Lohan the next person to undergo Quentin Tarantino Career Rehab? (Daily Express) The "Lost" finale pre-show gets expanded to two hours -- giving us five hours of "Lost" farewells on May 23. (The Wrap)
NEWS
May 31, 2000 | From Times Wire Reports
The remains of a man some believe was Jesse James were exhumed in Granbury, Texas, for genetic testing to settle claims that the infamous outlaw died in Texas 69 years later than history books say. The widely accepted view is that James was shot and killed by Robert Ford, a member of his own gang, on April 3, 1882, in St. Joseph, Mo., his home state. Many people in Granbury believe James faked his death in Missouri and lived in Texas until 1951.
MAGAZINE
May 7, 2006
The article "Jesse James Wants to Take You From Dork to Cool in 20 Minutes" (by Elizabeth Khuri, Men's Fashion Issue, April 9) quotes James referring to Von Dutch and other clothing companies: "They're all copying everything right from us and making bank off it. And they don't make motorcycles, they don't build cars, they don't know how to weld and fabricate and have this whole lifestyle and shop." Each of these statements is false. Von Dutch has existed since 1996, and from what I understand, James has only been creating his budget-priced apparel for about three years.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 16, 2011 | By Steve Harvey, Los Angeles Times
When outgoing New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson turned down a petition to pardon Billy the Kid (1859?-1881) last month, he obviously didn't have to deliver the bad news to the Kid's face. But when the subject of forgiving another 19th century outlaw arose in Los Angeles in 1933, the suspect claimed to be present. "I'm the original Jesse James," a white-haired gent confessed to officers at the old Central Police Station. The notion that he had been killed in 1882 by fellow gang member Bob Ford (known thereafter in Missouri as the Dirty Little Coward)
NEWS
May 24, 2013 | By Paul Whitefield
“What could go wrong?” If you're a woman, you've undoubtedly heard this phrase -- probably more than once -- from your father/grandfather/husband/boyfriend/male friends, shortly before the aforementioned types did something really dumb . It's a guy thing -- and yes, ladies, you already know the answer, even if you politely keep quiet and let the carnage occur. So many of you probably weren't that surprised when you read that a trucker hauling an oversize load took out a bridge in Washington state Thursday.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 23, 2013 | By Nardine Saad
Jesse James lost his pinky while working with a saw at his custom bike shop. And it's pretty gruesome. "Doesn't look like this little dude's gonna make it, Nice know'n you little buddy," James posted on Twitter Tuesday, sharing a stomach-churning photo of the severed phalange.  "OOOpps, Bad day at the office. Headed 2 Surgery in a few #PayUpSucker," he later added with another graphic photo of the sliced digit. PHOTOS: Celebrities injured on set James, 44, rose to fame with his West Coast Choppers brand and Texas-based custom motorcycle shop, which gained him more notoriety when it got its own reality TV show on the Discovery Channel in 2002 called "Monster Garage" and later had a stint on "The Apprentice.
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April 16, 2013 | By Christie DZurilla
Kat Von D's wedding plans are sunk - and that's a good thing. The tattoo artist and her electronic-musician fiance, Deadmau5 (real name Joel Zimmerman), are leaving the traditional white wedding far behind and choosing an underwater vibe instead for their nuptials. The couple apparently both love and are drawing inspiration from the 1926 H.P. Lovecraft story "The Call of Cthulhu," Von D told People on Monday (As best we can tell from a very quick read , it's about a powerful ancient creature that is part man, part octopus and part dragon and lurks in an ancient city beneath the sea)
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March 25, 2013 | By Christie D'Zurilla
Jesse James has done it again: He's gotten married for the fourth time, this time to drag racer Alexis DeJoria. Dude really likes being married. The two were married Sunday, according to People , which reports the ceremony took place at her father's Malibu home. They got engaged last November. PHOTOS: Celebrity splits of 2013 John Paul DeJoria, DeJoria's dad, is a co-founder of Paul Mitchell hair-care products and the Patron Spirits Company, the mag said.
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December 17, 2012 | By Christie D'Zurilla
Kat Von D is engaged to Deadmau5, and the two did it the new-fashioned way: on Twitter. "I can't wait for Christmas so.... Katherine Von Drachenberg, will you marry me? @thekatvond" electronic-music producer and DJ Deadmau5 - real name Joel Zimmerman - tweeted on Saturday, including a picture of a ring, seen above.  Apparently the answer was yes, as the 30-year-old tattoo artist and reality TV personality followed up with a multitude of exclamation points, then this: "Mi corazon!
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December 7, 2012 | By Christie D'Zurilla
Kat Von D was feeling the burn Friday morning as she began laser tattoo removal on ink of a young Jesse James' face, sharing shots of the action via Twitter and Instagram. "I get to start the day off with some good ol' tattoo laser removal! #ouchville #sillytattoos #creatingjobs :)," the tattoo artist wrote, following up with a picture of herself wearing protective eyewear and then a montage , above right, of the laser in action on her former fiance's fifth-grade grin.  "AND SO IT BEGINS!
HOME & GARDEN
January 19, 2011 | By Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
Update: Motorcycle manufacturer and reality show star Jesse James, the ex-husband of actress Sandra Bullock, has sold his Sunset Beach home for $4.5 million. The Mediterranean sits along the sand in Orange County on a corner lot with ocean views. The great room features stone floors, coved ceilings and an oversized fireplace with a stone surround and mantel. A crescent-shaped island with bar seating separates the living and dining areas from the kitchen. A master suite, a media/game room, a wet bar, an office and a guest suite complete the second floor.
MAGAZINE
April 23, 2006
My compliments to Elizabeth Khuri for her fantastic article on Jesse James and West Coast Choppers ("Jesse James Wants to Take You From Dork to Cool in 20 Minutes," Men's Fashion Issue, April 9). As a white collar-type guy, I have followed James' "Monster Garage" for years, envying those who get dirt and grease under their fingernails while working on his creations. Oh, to own one of his fabulous bikes. With James, it seems to be a combination of talented mechanic, talented designer and now talented marketing executive.
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November 12, 2012 | By Christie D'Zurilla
Kat Von D and recent beau Deadmau5 are no longer together, the tattoo artist and reality TV star announced on Twitter over the weekend. "Man ... Can't say I didn't give it my best," she said Saturday in the first of a series of tweets on the breakup. "Man, I sure was wrong. But at least he made it a no-brainer to break that off. #lessonlearned. Now, we can get all of the 'I told you so's' outta the way ... And move on. " And for those who had no idea what or whom the 30-year-old was talking about?
ENTERTAINMENT
December 5, 2011 | Susan Carpenter
Jesse James had it all. The Hollywood A-list wife. A top-ranked cable-TV show. He'd built his Long Beach shop, West Coast Choppers, into an empire, wrenching custom $80,000-plus motorcycles for a celebrity clientele -- an endeavor he spun off into a mass-market clothing line for Wal-Mart, a glossy gearhead magazine and an eco-friendly burger joint he hoped to franchise. That was early 2010. Two months later, he'd thrown it all away with a string of extramarital affairs that made James a household name for all the wrong reasons.
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