November 8, 2013 |
Sephora has pulled a un-PC shade of lipstick from its shelves -- and it wasn't the color that was controversial. The cosmetics giant this week removed "Celebutard," a pinky-beige hue from the Kat Von D lipstick line, following complaints from disability advocates and upset consumers. The name, which refers to vapid celebrities (often of the reality TV star variety), also references "retard. " "People with disabilities are the last to benefit from what some might call 'political correctness,' and what I would call basic human decency," Kim Stagliano, managing editor of Age of Autism, wrote in a Huffington Post blog.
May 28, 2013 |
Tattoo artist Kat Von D has listed her house with the gothic interiors in the Hollywood Hills for $2.5 million. Built in 1927, the gated Spanish-style retreat includes a guesthouse. Features include a turret entry, original tile, high ceilings, a retractable project screen in the living room, an office, a library, four bedrooms, 4.5 bathrooms and 4,148 square feet of living space. There is an outdoor barbecue area, a fire pit and a spa. Katherine von Drachenberg, 31, played herself on the documentary series “LA Ink” from 2007 to 2011, following a stint on “Miami Ink.” PHOTOS: Grandest pool around?
June 27, 2013 |
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.
May 29, 2013 |
Emmy-winning actor Dennis Franz has listed his estate in Montecito for sale at $7.65 million. His New England-style home sits amid 250-year-old oak trees on 1.62 acres of what was earlier an avocado farm. The 6,000-square-foot home has six bedrooms and a detached guest cottage contains another two. Amenities include a swimming pool, a pool pavilion, an outdoor fireplace and bocce ball court. PHOTOS: Grandest pool around? Malibu has it Franz, 68, is known for his long-running role as detective Andy Sipowicz on the series “NYPD Blue” (1993-2005)
November 12, 2012 |
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?
November 7, 2008 |
You might call tattoo queen Kat Von D a woman of the world. The host of TLC's "L.A. Ink" has a full name that's German (Katherine Von Drachenberg), but she was born in Mexico to Argentine parents. She's obsessed with Finland yet calls Hollywood home. Now 26, she came to fame while appearing on "Miami Ink," but some friction there sent her west, where she opened her own L.A. studio and landed the TLC gig (it airs at 10 p.m. Thursdays, and Season 1, Part 2, was just released on DVD).