Thursday, October 29, 2009

Today's Blind Items - Easy

This past weekend this C list cable reality star who had his own show spoke at an event addressing tattoos, taboos and Jews but he did talk a bit about his TV show a bit as well. As an admittedly non-practicing Jew he was asked if he had any Jewish tattoos. His reply? “I have a dollar sign on my hand.” Some in the audience laughed, most did not. Know your audience dude. He recognized how reality TV had changed his life financially for the better and that it opened many doors for him, but he also spent considerable time complaining about the show. He did not enjoy it and never wanted to do subsequent season(s) but was tied to obligations in his contract. He complained about how the producers wanted to make each episode about death. He felt less like an artist and more like he was playing psychiatrist to the customers. He seemed very bitter about the experience.

38 comments:

DNfromMN said...

Not that easy. I have no clue about a Jewish reality star for multiple seasons.

MontanaMarriott said...

some tattoo artist from one of those reality tv shows?

Lisa said...

steve-o

busybee said...

Jewish tattoo? what about the miami ink guy? what's his name? ari?

melanie said...

how is this a blind item if he spoke at a public event? just say who it is.

rebeccawoods10 said...

Carey Hart?

melanie said...

And clearly its the Miami Ink dude

patricia said...

gene simmons and family jewels?

Harriet Hellfire said...

Yeah, I was thinking that Ami guy from Miami Ink.

Princess Shyness said...

Wouldn't the obvious answer be Gene Simmons? But I'm not sure the show made that much of a difference financially, as I thought he was always pretty well off.

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Angie said...

"playing psychiatrist to the customers"

this is the Miami ink guy

Paisley said...

I'm on the Ari/Miami Ink bandwagon. If you've seen the show, half the people getting tattoos are getting ones to memorialize dead loved ones. It can be pretty depressing.

lutefisk said...

Jon Gosselin is not Jewish--he is toying with the idea of conversion
http://www.parentdish.com/2009/10/09/jon-gosselin-loves-his-kids-his-girlfriend-and-the-jews/

Harriet Hellfire said...

I don't think Gene Simmons has any tattoos. I could be wrong. But his reality show was never about death but if you watch Miami Ink or L.A. Ink, it seems like 90% of the tattoos are "memorials" to someone who died.

Sporky said...

It's gotta be that Ami guy from Miami Ink. Angry ass goblin.

Lolo said...

Jesse James has a dollar sign tattoo on his palm.

Jennifer said...

I thought Ami right away - he's such a whiny little bitch. Ugh!

Nikki said...

dr drew?

i life the miami ink guy too

Nikki said...

dr drew?

i life the miami ink guy too

Norseman said...

Oh - it is that Ami guy. He's Israeli.

Pookie said...

ami james? he's a nice guy...can't believe the jerk comment. eek.

mngddess said...

Read the blind item!! It says "playing psychiatrist to the customers". Since when does Gene Simmons cater to customers?

mygeorgie said...

I agree w/ Ami votes. The whole damn show is about memorials. No disrespect, but it's depressing for sure. Would be a real downer as a tat artist to only have that part shown. One can only do 'sombre' for so long.

princessdanikam said...

JESSE JAMES has a dollar sign tattoo on his hand. he also had his own reality show... not sure if I would consider him an artist though...

mygeorgie said...

Jesse IS an artist, but I don't think he fits the whole "death & customers" clue. Although he does "sombre" remarkably well.

Jaiden_S said...

It's Ami.

Char said...

Sorry, but Enty, why is this blind? He was speaking at a public event.

Sexecution said...

If you've ever seen one of Jesse James bikes they most certainly are art. It's got to be a tattoo artist by the clues, the artist part and saying he felt like a psychiatrist meant he spent a lot of time with the people he worked on and had to listen to their problems otherwise the show would be boring with him inking and the person just lying there.

I am going with the miami ink too. The death clue I think refers to those memorial tattoos and the stories behind them.

stella7 said...

Ami James, definitely...
http://www.sixthandi.org/EventDetails.aspx?evntID=225&dispDt=10/25/2009

abbagirl said...

criss angel?

Nikki said...

criss angel is greek

parissucksliterally said...

Jesse James is the first guy who popped into my mind.

Jen said...

this is easy- AMI...he's probably also bitter about Kat blowing him off and becoming more successful...albeit strange.

Nicola said...

Def. Ami James.
He said those comments in a room full of Jews too.

http://www.sixthandi.org/EventDetails.aspx?evntID=225&dispDt=10/25/2009

KaitK said...

Definatly Ami James - this article literally says it all http://www.inkedmag.com/icons/ami-james/page/1/

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Gidg' said...

Interesting that Ami would make an unthinking or insensitive comment like that, considering this (yes, even if the inscription was a forgery.)