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Monday
Dec242012

Kat Von D Granted Long-Term Restraining Order Against Obsessed Fan

Albert L. Ortega/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- A judge has granted Katherine von Drachenberg, who is better known as tattoo artist Kat Von D, a three-year restraining order against an obsessed fan who was allegedly harassing her, reports TMZ.com.  The man, named Michael Nunn, allegedly sent her creepy messages on Twitter, went to her house uninvited, called her phone constantly and repeatedly showed up at her public appearances.

Kat had already been granted a temporary restraining order against Nunn.  In her legal papers she said that he exhibited "delusional and paranoid tendencies, including the belief that the FBI is watching him."  Now, the judge has ruled that the restraining order will be extended until 2015, which bans him from coming within 300 yards of the tattoo artist at all times and prevents him from contacting her in any way.

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Monday
Dec172012

Kat Von D Gets Engaged to DJ Deadmau5 Via Twitter

Albert L. Ortega/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Kat Von D is engaged to deejay Deadmau5.

He proposed on Saturday via Twitter, writing, "I can't wait for Christmas so.... Katherine Von Drachenberg, will you marry me?"

He added in text placed on a photo of the ring, "Changing the diamond to a black diamond FYI. Sorry for the jpg...they'll finish the actual ring soon I hope. I love u :D"

The L.A. Ink star said yes, and tweeted back, "Mi corazon!!! Thank you all for the lovely congratulations! Please excuse me while I go squeeze the hell out of my fiancé!"

The pair started dating in September after meeting at a party.  Von D was previously married to Olivier Peck, and she was engaged twice to Jesse James before they called it quits.  This is Deadmau5’s first engagement.

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Wednesday
May302012

Kat Von D Sued by State Farm Insurance over Fire at Home

Albert L. Ortega/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- Like a good neighbor, State Farm is there ... with a lawsuit against Kat Von D.

TMZ.com reports the reality TV star has been sued by the insurance company, which alleges that she was responsible for a 2010 fire that severely damaged her Hollywood Hills home and killed her cat. State Farm claims the fire was caused by several candles that Kat Von D lit inside the home.

The lawsuit notes that the home suffered over 900 thousand dollars in damages -- a total that State Farm says it covered. State Farm is now asking Kat Von D to compensate it in full because she allegedly started the fire.

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Monday
Nov142011

Kat Von D Says Jesse James Cheated On Her with 19 Women

Jordan Strauss/WireImage(LOS ANGELES) -- According to former L.A. Ink star, tattoo artist and canvas Kat Von D, her former boyfriend Jesse James cheated on her with no fewer than 19 women. But without his indiscretions, she says, she wouldn’t “believe in love more than anything else, and more than ever before.”

In a Sunday Facebook post, James’ latest ex-girlfriend waxed poetic about the many wrongs -- and the one "right" -- she’s managed to unearth from the wreckage of her relationship with the Monster Garage gearhead who famously cheated on ex-wife Sandra Bullock, torpedoing their marriage.

“Today I encountered the 19th girl to add to the list of people Jesse cheated on me with during this last year,” Von D posted. “I know I deserve a big fat ‘I told you so,’ from everyone, and wish I didn’t have to say, ‘You all were more right than you’ll ever know,’ but you were.”

“Time is something you can never get back, and what we do with this very present moment is the most real thing we have,” she went on. “So if that’s the lesson Jesse forced me to face and learn by all of this, than all I can say is Thank You.”

Von D pledged to move on “without venting, or complaining, or fueling more tabloid mumbo jumbo,” closing perhaps the last chapter in the on-again, off-again saga of the two reality TV stars who shared a love of Harleys and body ink.

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Wednesday
Oct122011

Report: Kat Von D Offered Money to Endorse Cheating Website

Jordan Strauss/WireImage(LOS ANGELES) -- Kat Von D knows a thing or two about cheaters and now the reality star and former fiancé of Jesse James is reportedly going to be paid to endorse a cheating website.

RadarOnline reports reps for Cheaterville.com are in negotiations with Von D’s people to endorse the website and appear in a public service announcement (PSA) with the site’s owner.  RadarOnline quotes a source close to the negotiations as saying the L.A. Ink star has been offered $20,000 for her endorsement.

The source says the PSA will be with Cheaterville.com owner James McGibney and will focus on “anti-cheating and why cheating in Hollywood needs to stop now.”

Kat Von D and Jesse James broke off their engagement in July, but reconciled a month later before splitting up again, amid claims by her that he had been unfaithful.  James’ marriage to Sandra Bullock ended after he was found to be cheating on her with Von D.

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Sunday
Sep252011

Jesse James and Kat Von D Split Once Again

Jordan Strauss/WireImage(LOS ANGELES) -- A month after announcing their engagement was back on, reality television stars Jesse James and Kat Von D have broken up again, according to OnTheRedCarpet.com.

“I am not in a relationship. And I apologize for all the ‘back and forth’ if it’s caused any confusion,” Von D wrote in a Facebook post entitled “Odds and Ends,” late on Friday evening. “I am not in any way moving to Texas. I am not opening up another tattoo shop. And I am not leaving my shop here in Los Angeles, High Voltage Tattoo.”

James, 42, told People magazine in August that he and the “LA Ink” star, 29, were back together and engaged again.

“Sometimes you are only given one chance in life,” James told People. “It was up to me to open my eyes and see it. That girl is my chance. I will never stop fighting and striving to hold on to her. Showing her how special she is, and how much I love her.”

At the time, James tweeted “para siempre” (or “forever” in Spanish) along with a photo of the two of them together embracing.

In July, the couple had called off their engagement for the first time despite their professed love for each other.

“I’m so sad, because I really love her,” James told People in July. “The distance between us was just too much.”

James and Von D originally got engaged in January and had been planning a summer wedding around the one-year anniversary of their first date, which was just days after James’ divorce from America’s sweetheart, Sandra Bullock, who James admitted to cheating on while they were married.

But the commute between Los Angeles, where Von D shoots her reality show, and James’ home outside Austin, Texas, where he lives with his three children, was just too great.

In August, TLC canceled Von D’s show, “LA Ink,” after four seasons, network officials said in a statement.

Von D had a different take on the situation.

Von D reacted to the news on Twitter, saying: “I love how me deciding to not continue doing ‘LA Ink,’ turns into being ‘canceled.’ Thanks @TLC. Regardless of everything I remain grateful.”

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Thursday
Aug182011

Kat Von D and Jesse James Engaged Again

Jordan Strauss/WireImage(LOS ANGELES) -- Just when distance seemed to tear apart Jesse James and Kat Von D, their love brought them back together.

James, 42, and the LA Ink star, 29, are back together and are engaged again, James told People magazine.

"Sometimes you are only given one chance in life," James told People. "It was up to me to open my eyes and see it. That girl is my chance. I will never stop fighting and striving to hold on to her. Showing her how special she is, and how much I love her."

James tweeted "para siempre" (or "forever" in Spanish) along with a photo of the two of them together embracing.

Last month, the couple called off their engagement despite their love for each other.

"I'm so sad, because I really love her," James told People in July. "The distance between us was just too much."

James and Von D got engaged in January and had been planning a summer wedding around the one-year anniversary of their first date, which was just days after James' divorce from Sandra Bullock.

But the commute between Los Angeles, where Von D shoots her reality show, and James' home outside Austin, Texas, where he lives with his three children, was just too great.

However, TLC canceled Von D's show, LA Ink, Thursday after four seasons, network officials said in a statement.

Von D had a different take on the situation.

"In an effort to capitalize on my recent breakup, the network has decided to focus their energy on re-editing events that didn't happen while filming," Von D told People. "Regardless of everything I remain grateful," she tweeted.

The couple's reconciliation comes after a difficult year for Von D. Before they got back together, when it came time for her to promote the new season of Ink, Von D split before a television interview with Good Day LA rather than face questions about James.

Then, in a long, rambling Facebook note, Von D, whose full name is Katherine Von Drachenberg, apologized not for walking out on a "silly morning show interview" but for having a moment of weakness.

"Never planned on walking away from this relationship, let alone the timing of things," Von D wrote. "And as much as I'd like to picture me being this strong, independent woman, the truth is most of the time I'm not as strong as I'd like to be -- but I'm still trying."

While James and Von D are back on, James' trouble with women isn't over.

Janine Lindemulder, James' second wife, was arrested in July on a harassment warrant after reportedly calling James 25 times after he was awarded full custody of their daughter, Sunny.

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Friday
Jul292011

Kat Von D Says She's Keeping Jesse James Tattoo

Jordan Strauss/WireImage(LOS ANGELES) -- Kat Von D tells TMZ that despite her split with Jesse James, she will not be removing the tattoo of his face from her body.

Von D told TMZ that she lives her life with "no regrets."

"I love my tattoo.  It's more than just a portrait.  It has a lot of meaning," she added.

The tat is a fifth grade school picture of James.  Von D also has a tattoo of another ex-boyfriend, and she has no plans to get rid of that one either.

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Thursday
Jul282011

Jesse James Gets Custody of Daughter; Kat Von D Ditches Interview

Jordan Strauss/WireImage(LOS ANGELES) -- Jesse James had an eventful Monday, and not just because it was the day he confirmed his split from reality TV star Kat Von D.

People magazine reports Sandra Bullock's ex was awarded sole custody of his seven-year-old daughter, Sunny, in Orange County, California on Monday.  James had been engaged in a prolonged custody battle with the child's mother, ex-wife and former porn star Janine Lindemulder.  He has a total of three children from previous relationships.

James' attorney says Lindemulder will receive monitored visitation with Sunny if she remains in California.  If she moves to Texas, where James lives, she'll have to enter inpatient rehab, according to the attorney.

And there's more bad news for Lindemulder: TMZ.com reports she was arrested Wednesday for harassment.

As for James' breakup with Kat Von D, it's a sore subject for the L.A. Ink star.  She ditched an interview with Good Day L.A. on Wednesday morning at the last second after the program aired a clip from her show of her getting a tattoo of James' name.

She tweeted, "Dear GoodDayLA, thanks for the waste of a perfectly good morning. Lack of compassion n respect for eachother never fails to dissapoint me."

Von D later tweeted to one of the program's hosts, Jillian Barberie, that she walked out on the interview because of the show's "disrespectful intro."  Barberie maintained on her own Twitter feed that Von D's publicist never said the hosts couldn't mention the breakup.  Barberie said there is no feud between herself and Von D.

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Wednesday
Jul272011

Kat Von D Got Tattoo of Jesse James’ Face Before Split

Jordan Strauss/WireImage(LOS ANGELES) -- Jesse James and Kat Von D may no longer be a couple, but she won’t have any problem remembering his face -- it’s tattooed on the left side of her body, RadarOnline reports.

The website obtained a sneak preview of the new season of LA Ink that shows Kat surprising Jesse with a tattoo of him from a photograph when he was a young boy in school.  In the clip, Jesse reacts to the new ink by telling Kat “You’re crazy” before letting her know he loves it.  In a scene that foreshadows the future, Kat says she was nervous about James’ reaction to the tattoo, exclaiming, “I thought you were going to tell me you were breaking up with me.”

The couple broke off their engagement this week, with James telling People magazine, “I’m so sad because I really love her.  The distance between us was just too much.”

The new season of LA Ink debuts July 28, and -- awkwardly -- features Kat sharing her elation after James asked for her hand in marriage.

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