Category: Jesse James

Jesse James and Kat Von D, sitting in a tree ... ?

Kat-von-d Are Jesse James and "L.A. Ink" star Kat Von D dating? On Wednesday the answer was yes -- at least until the tattoo artist deleted that message from her Twitter account.

The two had been spotted together in Las Vegas over the weekend, TMZ and others reported -- for real, not like when James was "photographed" with ex-wife Sandra Bullock on Aug. 8. 

Kat's rep told People the two are "just friends."

Wonder what Kat's family would say?

-- Christie D'Zurilla

Photo: Tattoo artist Kat Von D in  2008. Credit: Bob Chamberlin / Los Angeles Times

Check out what the Ministry has on the books about Jesse James, Michelle 'Bombshell' McGee and celebrity dating in general.

Sandra Bullock back on board with the 'Be the One' Gulf Coast restoration campaign

Betty-and-bullock Sandra Bullock is back on the "Be the One" team again, endorsing the message in a celebrity-laden video produced by Women of the Storm that urges people to sign a petition supporting a fully funded and sustainable plan for Gulf Coast restoration.

"We are happy that Ms. Bullock has reviewed the facts of the restorethegulf.com campaign,” Anne Milling, WOTS founder, said Wednesday. "She and the other celebrities have been instrumental in rallying national support for restoration of our beaches, wetlands and Gulf Coast environment."

Bullock pulled out of the project about 10 days in, pending a review of facts, after a blog that had tasked itself with "clearing the PR pollution that clouds climate science" followed a trail of logos ...

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PREACH IT! Celebrities, if you're not blogging your breakup, you are SO 2009

Etheridge-tammy Celebrities are all supposedly very private people. That’s what they love to tell us, anyway, in between interviews about where they like to have sex. Even so, public breakups are rare in Hollywood. While it’s considered more than OK to share the happy days of a relationship, airing the details of the bitter end is considered poor form. Or, rather, it was. Thanks, Jake Pavelka and Vienna Girardi. Way to keep it classy.

But, by focusing so much on the scorched-earth tactics of the onetime “winners” of "The Bachelor," we’re missing out on other fine contenders in the public-breakup department. Yes, there’s Mel Gibson, whose leaked abuses to baby mama Oksana Grigorieva fall far beyond the pale of the typical he said-she said. But there’s also Tammy Lynn Michaels, soon-to-be ex of singer Melissa Etheridge, who has taken to blogging about her breakup in free-form verse.

"SMACK!!!!!!!!!!!!/FILE FOR DIVORCE!!!!!!/even though we both promised/agreed/
handshook/pinkyswore/no filing until after tour/in the fall/her broken promises/told to me/by headlines"

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Sandra Bullock's divorce from Jesse James is final


Jesse-james-mug File this one under "Don't mess with Texas": Sandra Bullock's divorce from Jesse James is final, TMZ reports.

Unlike California, which has a six-month minimum wait from filed to farewell, Texas lets couples knock that business out in as few as 60 days, start to finish.

Bullock, who has a home in Austin, filed for divorce in Travis County on April 23, and, according to TMZ sources, the final papers were signed last week. James said recently that he's moving to Austin as well. 

For the record, we're filing this one under "Don't mess with Sandra Bullock" as well.

-- Christie D'Zurilla

Photos: Betty White has Sandra Bullock howling during the MTV Movie Awards on June 6. Jesse James, right, at the NAACP Image Awards on Feb. 26. Credits: Matt Sayles / Associated Press, top; Jason Merritt / Getty Images for NAACP, right. 

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Sandra Bullock surfaces at Spike TV's Guys Choice awards


Don't call it a comeback -- Sandra Bullock showed up at Spike TV's Guys Choice awards on Saturday night to show off a tight black dress and poke fun at her personal life.

The 45-year-old box-office darling hit the ceremony in Los Angeles to accept the Troops Choice award for entertainer of the year, voted on by members of the American military worldwide, and got an extended standing ovation as she appeared on stage with representatives of the Army, Marine Corps and the Coast Guard. [Updated at 2:17 p.m.: See the video of her appearance over at Show Tracker.]

"Let's be honest here, just for a moment. We're all going to be honest, right?" Bullock asked the crowd. "Did I win this for being entertainer of the year, or did I win this because of the spectacular I.E.D. explosion that became my personal life?"

But only in Hollywood do improvised explosive devices come with tattoos and text messages -- the self-deprecating Bullock also made a seriously classy move in acknowledging ... 

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'Nightline'? Whatever. Sandra Bullock to attend MTV Movie Awards

Sandra_bullock Jesse James might not want his MTV.

People.com is reporting that Sandra Bullock will attend the MTV Movie Awards, set to take place on June 6 in Universal City, where she’ll receive the MTV Generation Award “for her riveting and diverse contributions to the film industry.”

Maybe RPattz and Zac Efron will take her mind off things?

The news comes just a day after James’ appeared on “Nightline” in an interview during which he attributed his cheating ways to the abuse he suffered as a child. According to ABC News, almost 7 million viewers tuned in to watch the program (that's compared with 3.7 million for Jay Leno and 3.45 million for David Letterman).

Bullock, 45, has kept a relatively low profile lately since announcing to the world she had adopted a son, Louis.

-- Yvonne Villarreal

Photo: Sandra Bullock arrives at the 82nd Annual Academy Awards held at Kodak Theatre on March 7. Credit: Getty Images

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Jesse James on his affairs: 'It was me trying to self-sabotage my life'

It finally happened. The highly anticipated -- or highly despised, for some -- episode of "Nightline" featuring Jesse James aired Tuesday night. (Seriously, has there been this much hype surrounding a "Nightline" episode in recent memory?)

In it, James said he was the victim of abuse as a child and attributed the shame he felt from that to be the driving force that led him to cheat on future ex-wife Sandra Bullock

"I was a terrorized kid," James, 41, said about the abuse he received from his father. "I was petrified of my dad.… It wasn't so much getting the ... beat out of me or getting my arm broken or getting kicked or whatever or punched, it was the in-between time. It was the fear of that happening again." 

James said the abuse memories returned during his stint in rehab. 

“My whole childhood, I never had a chance to be a kid.… I was always scared." 

In an e-mail to ABC News, Larry James said his son's allegations of abuse were not true.

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Jesse James tells 'Nightline': 'I think I wanted to get caught'


You say you're slightly interested in hearing what Jesse James has to say for himself, but not enough to stay up past 11:35 p.m.? (Hey, there's no judging here.)

As we told you last week, James will break his silence for the first time since his marriage to Oscar-winning actress Sandra Bullock became tabloid fodder in an interview airing Tuesday on ABC's "Nightline." 

"Nightline's" Vicki Mabrey appeared on "Good Morning America" Monday morning and revealed more footage from her much talked about interview with Bullock’s soon-to-be-ex-husband.

In the preview, James says he still has feelings for the actress: “I still really love her and care about her.”  And he says he's not surprised his indiscretions became public: “I knew I would get caught eventually and I think I wanted to get caught.” 

Check it out for yourself:

Hmmm. What do you think of the clip?  Will you tune in Tuesday? Let us know what you think in the comments.

--Yvonne Villarreal

Photo. Correspondent Vicky Mabrey, left, is shown with Jesse James. Credit: ABC.

Video credit: ABC.

Catch up on the Bullock and James—there’s a lot to process.

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PREACH IT! Jesse James takes his image to the chop shop


Here it comes. We’re gonna say it. Nothing you can do to stop us. Wait for it.

Jesse James strikes again!

Look, Preach It! has written about Jesse James for months now, and we’ve never once gotten to say "Jesse James strikes again" -- and why the heck else would we have gotten into the journalism business to begin with?

Besides, James really has struck again, this time in a brand-new interview coming up via ABC. In a promo for the interview, released Friday, Vicki Mabrey is seen pummeling James with questions about how, in so many words, could one dude be the embodiment of so much skeez.

One of his responses: “I took a pretty amazing life and marriage and threw it away.” In another shot, James is seen stepping away from the set, apparently in tears, saying, “Let me take a break for a second.”

The interview is clearly an attempt to rehabilitate James’ reality television career, or at least ...

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PREACH IT! Jesse James tries to make at least a few people forget about Bombshell McGee


The amazingly slutty antics of Jesse James have been splashed all over every news outlet for months. But Sandra Bullock’s soon-to-be ex is still trying to shut people up about all that stuff. You know, like, all that chitchat involving Nazi paraphernalia. And about James’ No. 1 mistress, that Marilyn Manson look-alike with the tattoos on her face. That kind of stuff.

We here at the Ministry are still talking about it, of course, because we can, and because it’s fun, but if James has his way, no one will be discussing his personal past when he goes to court over a business matter in coming weeks.

The Los Angeles County Superior Court case pits James against a clothing company in a deal that apparently went sour. Now, James has filed papers indicating that his personal, um, troubles should be unmentionable during the trial.

Included in the list of verboten topics, as reported by TMZ:

James’ sexual behavior. The phrase "most hated man in America" in reference to James. The words "Nazi" or "Nazis" in reference to James. The terms monster, skinhead, racist, homophobe, prostitute, cheating or cheater. Sandra Bullock. Any allegation that Jesse engaged in "moral turpitude." Anything involving ...

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