Kyra Sedgwick gave fans a reason to look a little "Closer" when she hit the SAG Awards red carpet Sunday: In addition to donning a revealing red Pucci gown, she was flashing a new "family tattoo."
Sedgwick, who along with husband Kevin Bacon presented the award for best ensemble performance in a comedy series at the Screen Actors Guild Awards, explained to E! News' Giuliana Rancic on the red carpet that the ink incorporated each family member's first initial: K forward and backward for Kyra and Kevin, T for son Travis, 22, and S for daughter Sosie, 19.
For the seventh year in a row, "The Closer" star was nominated for outstanding performance by a female actor in a drama series -- a prize that this year went to Jessica Lange for "American Horror Story."
Kat Von D and Jesse James have called off their engagement once again, and she's definitely not moving to Texas, the former star of "L.A. Ink" has announced.
"I am not in a relationship. (And I apologize for all the 'back and forth' if it's caused any confusion)," she said in a Facebook post Friday aimed at answering some recurring questions and clearing up some of the confusion she says she's faced since the reality show ended Sept. 15.
In the final episode, Von D suggested that she and her West Coast Choppers beau open the "Jesse Von Kat Tattoo and Motorcycle Emporium" in James' neck of the woods, to address some of the problems they were dealing with as they juggled their jobs and a long-distance relationship between L.A. and Austin.
"It was clear to me that we were just on two different paths in life," Von D told People magazine on Saturday, adding, "I wish Jesse nothing but the best in life and in love." The couple, who went public last September and got engaged in January, split up right before the final season of "L.A. Ink" premiered, then got back together in August. James' split from Sandra Bullock, his third wife, was finalized in June 2010.
Other points clarified by Von D: The tattoo artist and gallery owner is not leaving High Voltage Tattoo, not retiring, and not unhappy to have done four seasons of "L.A. Ink."
Lindsay Lohan is making a statement again, this time tattooing the words of Billy Joel on her rib cage, just south of her right underarm.
The inked lyrics -- "Clear as a crystal, sharp as a knife I feel like I'm in the prime of my life" -- are from "I Go to Extremes," a cut from Joel's 1989 album "Storm Front."
The tattoo represents "where she is in life and everything she's been through ... it signifies that she's focused," a source told TMZ, which has an exclusive picture of the body art.
Those who have been students of La Lohan in recent years might find multiple meanings in the song.
Watch Joel performing the song, below, or read the "I Go to Extreme" lyrics here and then tell us in comments: does the song selection make sense as a Lohan landmark? In the Ministry's opinion, the lyrics play different ways on the page and on the stage.
Of course, other suggestions are welcome (just keep it clean, please).
Megan Fox is having her Marilyn Monroe tattoo removed, reflecting a newfound desire to attract less Hollywood turbulence and more positive industry vibes.
The ink, on her right forearm, was a large sketch of Monroe's face and signature coif. But step-by-step, Fox is taking it off.
"I'm removing it," Fox gabbed to Italy's Amica magazine. "It is a negative character, as she suffered from personality disorders and was bipolar. I do not want to attract this kind of negative energy in my life."
So why'd she sit through the painstaking process in the first place?
"It warns me not to let myself be treated so badly by the film industry so that it breaks me down," the actress once said of the Marilyn tribute, according to E! News.
After a disastrous exit from Michael Bay's "Transformers" franchise, Fox has been slowly rebuilding her brand (which includes awesomely outspoken interviews), marrying actor Brian Austin Green and landing a supporting role in Judd Apatow's latest comedy.
Don't feel that bad for Miss Monroe, either. While she's fading away on Fox's arm, she'll be portrayed on the big screen again this year by Michelle Williams in "My Week With Marilyn."
Kat Von D might have broken up with "L.A. Ink," but she and Jesse James are definitely together, engagement ring and all.
News of the couple's late-July breakup came only two days before the fourth season of her just-nixed series premiered, while Von D was doing promotion complete with "L.A. Ink" footage that showed her surprising her fiance with a new tattoo of his face rendered on her abdomen.
James confirmed the reunion to People, saying Thursday, "Sometimes you are only given one chance in life. It was up to me to open my eyes and see it. That girl is my chance." A photo of the couple embracing is up online -- as well as speculation that they had never broken up in the first place.
"The distance between us was just too much," James had said in July, explaining their breakup from his point of view. After his divorce from Sandra Bullock, the West Coast Choppers owner had moved from Sunset Beach to Austin, Texas. Von D operates out of L.A., where she owns High Voltage Tattoo.
The decision to end "L.A. Ink" after this season was made either by the network or at star Kat Von D's request, depending on who you believe. The TLC show, a spinoff of the network's "Miami Ink," followed her from Miami to L.A.
"In an effort to capitalize on my recent breakup," the tattoo artist told People, "the network has decided to focus their energy on re-editing events that didn't happen during filming. ... In my opinion, any attempt to compromise the honesty of that would be an insult to my fans and my viewers."
Does this mean we shouldn't hold our breath for "Austin Ink"?
Miley Cyrus has added a seventh tattoo, this time choosing an equal sign to symbolize her support for gay rights.
"ALL LOVE is equal," Cyrus said Friday via Twitter, including a picture of the new ink, above right.
But not all who love Miley were treated equally by one another in the wake of Cyrus' reply to a follower who disagreed: "Where does it say in the bible to judge others? Oh right. It doesn't. GOD is the only judge honey," said the 18-year-old actress and singer, who has previously tweeted in favor of gay-marriage rights..
The follower, @MileyCyrusLuver, explained the objection by citing another Bible verse, then expressed surprise about another important matter: "1 Corinthians 6:9-11 explains why I don't support it. And omg I can't believe you replied to me!!"
But Cyrus' reply had the unfortunate side effect of sparking a fan-on-fan Twitter brawl. Cyrus tried to call off the hounds, saying: "Dude everyone lay off @MileyCyrusLuver Love u! Everyone is entitled 2 opinions! 'if u don't stand 4 something you'll fall for anything.' :)"
Still, on Sunday @MileyCyrusLuver was still fielding attack tweets, even after saying Saturday, "For the record!! @MileyCyrus DIDN'T make me cry. She was just replying back. Don't blame her. What made me cry was the death threats."
Gotta love it -- and by "love it," we mean "hate it" -- when an expression of tolerance gives birth to multiple expressions of intolerance toward those who disagree.
Getting back to the tattoo and the photo, don't be offended by Miley's choice of finger: Look again and you'll see that's the put-a-ring-on-it digit, not the put-a-sock-in-it one (albeit on her right hand, not the left).
The Ministry gives full permission, however, to be offended by the manicure.
Any thoughts on Miley's new tattoo? Share 'em in comments.
Kat Von D had a few things to say after leaving the set of "Good Day L.A." on Thursday -- first on Twitter, where she went back and forth unhappily with host Jillian Barberie Reynolds, and later on Facebook, where in a thoughtful post she reminded folks that she's actually a human being.
"Today was really hard for me. And no one's to blame other than myself," she wrote. "Never planned on walking away from this relationship, let alone the timing of things."
That "timing" refers to the Thursday night season premiere of the 29-year-old tattoo artist's TLC show, "L.A. Ink." The relationship, of course, was her recently ended courtship with fiance Jesse James.
"Never was good at being anything other than myself either. 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."
She didn't apologize for Wednesday morning's walkout, but did explain where she was coming from after a more-than-challenging year. "I mean, if all of this would of taken place 4 years ago before I decided to get sober I would have easily been the worlds biggest train wreck."
So about "L.A. Ink"? "Watch the show or don't watch it," she wrote. "Whether people tune in or not doesn't change my best efforts or the quality of what I do, because when you make something for the sake of putting good out into the universe, the payback comes from a much more fulfilling place than any man made form of payment."
Note to Kat Von D: If you don't want to discuss your breakup publicly, don't break up with your gossip-magnet fiance Jesse James right before launching into publicity for a TV show that features your relationship with him.
The "L.A. Ink" star walked off the set of "Good Day L.A." on Wednesday after being introduced with footage showing her surprising James with her new tattoo: his face, taken from what he guessed was his fifth-grade picture.
Didn't we mention something Tuesday about hoping there weren't any tattoos involved in the relationship? Alas, no such luck.
"Dear GoodDayLA, thanks for the waste of a perfectly good morning," Von D said later on Twitter. "Lack of compassion n respect for eachother never fails to dissapoint me."
The clip, however, had been provided by "L.A. Ink" network TLC, and according to Show Tracker the tattoo artist had asked in advance of her scheduled interview only that they not discuss Sandra Bullock, James' ex-wife -- though anchor and weather reporter Jillian Barberie said that just before the segment was to air, Von D said also didn't want to discuss her breakup with James.
When footage featuring her ex-fiance rolled, Von D rolled right out of the studio, leaving the "Good Day L.A." gang confused about what had just happened. Watch the walk-off drama in full, including the ensuing discussion, below.
Poor Kat. At least reality TV veteran Paris Hilton had enough control over her situation to fashion news of her split with Cy Waits into a spotlight on "The World According to Paris" -- right before the episode in which she and Waits had an epic fight.
Still, perhaps Von D wasn't entirely in control of the timing of the breakup? Though James on Tuesday blamed the breakup on the distance between them and said he still loved Von D -- sound familiar, Sandra? -- Radar Online reported Wednesday that the couple had been overheard Monday outside her house having an argument that ended with him cussing her out and zooming away on his motorcycle.
"Kat kept throwing some woman's name out and arguing about how she didn't like him living so far away," an eyewitness told Radar.
"It was clear from the tone of the conversation that Kat was accusing Jesse of something with this other woman," the eyewitness said.
Jesse James and Kat Von D have broken off their engagement and broken up in general, just in time for the Thursday premiere of her reality show, "L.A. Ink" -- which coincidentally features bits of the couple's long-distance relationship, including James saying things like, "If I win tomorrow, we're getting married on Sunday."
Or maybe not so much.
"I am no longer w Jesse, and out of respect for him, his family and myself, thats all the info I'd like to share. Thanks for respecting that," 29-year-old Kat Von D said late Monday on Twitter.
"I'm so sad because I really love her," James, 42, exclusively told People, the magazine that often related his side of the story during the explosion of his marriage to Sandra Bullock. "The distance between us was just too much."
James, who'd lived in Sunset Beach while married to Bullock and running West Coast Choppers in Long Beach, moved to Texas last year in part so his kids could be closer to his ex, who owns homes in Austin and New Orleans.
With Jesse's third divorce final in June 2010, he and Kat started dating in August, got engaged in January and were headed for a summer wedding.
James told People that 2010 really wasn't so bad, because "I fell in love with my best friend. An amazing woman who stood behind me when the world turned their backs."
One can only hope neither got a tattoo along the lines of, "Kat + Jesse 4Ever."
One comforting factor is Justin Theroux, the new boyfriend she's been wining and dining with around New York City. Theroux, also an actor, even accompanied the star at her recent appearance on Bravo's "Inside the Actors Studio."
While Aniston is notoriously mum when it comes to her personal life, she indicated Monday that she's fortunate to have found Theroux.
"I'm very happy," she said on "Good Morning America."