WWE Raw Monday’s top cable program with a 1.6 adults 18-49 rating up from last week’s 1.5 adults 18-49 rating. T.I. & Tiny and Black Ink Crew tied for second with a 1.2 f adults 18-49 rating.
Celebrities are always dropping by Black Ink, and the new season of Black Ink Crew is even more star-studded than ever. Monday night’s season premiere kicks off in a big way,thanks to a surprise appearance from Mama Jones. Fans of Jim Jones will recognize his ever-hustling mother, who has a tendency to do and say the unpredictable. Because as Ceaser explains, “when you’re hip-hop royalty, you do whatever the f–k you want to do.” And judging by her head-to-toe fur, Mama Jones is definitely doing exactly that.
Mama Jones visits the shop to reveal her upcoming book, My Guide To Love, and get some fresh ink. To see more of her antics at the shop, and who she’s looking for — ahem,Dutchess?– tune in to the season premiere of Black Ink Crew on Monday Monday at 9:30 PM ET/PT.
Cupcakes, books, DVD’s and the latest and greatest cupcake gear from America’s sweetest sisters!
“BLACK INK” (Working Title) Premieres Early 2013
Located in the middle of Harlem on 113th and Lennox Avenue, Black Ink is one of the few black-owned and operated tattoo parlors in New York City. It’s a magnet for hip hop stars both old school and new (Cam’ron, Jadakiss, Jim Jones, Asap Rocky, Corey Gunz) as well as pro athletes (Amare Stoudamire, C.C. Sabathia, Stephon Marbury, Brandon Spikes), video vixens and a who’s who of urban elite (Tyson Beckford, Keri Hilson). The employees are a tight but totally dysfunctional “family.” For many of them, this shop is the key to turning around their lives and for some of them it’s their first legitimate job off the streets. But can they survive all of the drama that is part of everyday life at the shop?
“Black Ink” is executive produced by Dan Cesareo and Doug DePriest for Big Fish Entertainment. Executive producers for VH1 are Shelly Tatro, Kari Mcfarland, Rick Hankey and Jeff Olde.
At Big Fish, we are obsessed with small cameras and sticking them all over the place. We think it’s critical to visual storytelling and immersion. It also takes the storytelling out of the 3rd person/cameraman’s hands. Bomb Patrol is our homage to mini-cams, lipsticks, helmet mounted, vehicle mounted, gyro-remote, robot mounted cameras. 3-4 years ago we could have never told the story of Platoon 342 the way we wanted to tell it. It would have felt like every other war doc ever made. GoPros and Contours were game changers for us and a critical tool in making Bomb Patrol. And the technology keeps getting better. We are super pumped on the new GoPros and can’t wait to get our hands on them. Here is some mini-cam fun.
It’s the moment Mommy’s been waiting for – Katherine is getting married! DC Cupcakes returns on Friday, November 11 at 10 PM ET/PTwith “My Sweet Wedding,” a one-hour television event that goes behind the scenes as the Sisters of Georgetown Cupcake plan Katherine’s dream wedding. Leading into the big event, that same night at 9 PM ET/PT, is a special episode of Say Yes to the Dress, where Randy and team help Katherine find the gown of her dreams…but will she say “I do” to the dress?
From scouting locations to finding the perfect dress to the long awaited walk down the aisle, DC Cupcakes: MY SWEET WEDDING gives exclusive access to Katherine’s big day. While the bride-to-be works closely with celebrity party planner Sharon Sacks on all the details of her extravagant California wedding, Sophie does the heavy lifting in the store on top of planning several surprises as matron-of-honor. Katherine has no idea what Sophie is cooking up for her – an elaborate bridal shower with a surprise cupcake creation and a nine foot tall wedding cake tower made of 5,000 cupcakes. But the stress and strain of planning takes its toll on both Sisters, and it’s a fight to the finish to get Katherine down the aisle in the dress of her dreams for the night of her life.
Paving the way for “My Sweet Wedding” at 9 PM ET/PT is a special Say Yes to the Dress episode following theSisters of DC Cupcakes to Kleinfeld Bridal to find the wedding dress of Katherine’s dreams. Katherine thinks she knows what dress she wants, but when she tries it on, she isn’t wowed. Randy and Audrey hatch a plan and pick a similar dress by the same designer, but it still isn’t quite right. Inspired, Randy and Audrey combine the two gowns and suddenly it’s perfect for bride Katherine, who says yes. But when it comes time to face a giant price tag, Katherine has a case of cold feet and looks to Sophie to make the decision. Sophie puts her foot down and forces Katherine to follow her heart and make a decision that will live with her for the rest of her life.
DC Cupcakes: MY SWEET WEDDING is produced by Big Fish Entertainment for TLC. Executive producers for Big Fish Entertainment are Dan Cesareo, Doug DePriest and Mary Pelloni.
October 25, 2011
In the first 60 seconds of Bomb Patrol: Afghanistan, you will be hooked. You’ll then spend the rest of episode one with an elevated heart rate and your mouth open. It’s simply the most compelling thing you’ll see on TV.
The documentary series, which premieres tonight, follows an elite eight-man U.S. Navy Explosive Ordnance Disposal unit on their five-month deployment in Afghanistan. Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) account for more casualties among military troops in Afghanistan than anything else. These are the guys that go in to hostile territory and try to defuse them. It’s easily one of the world’s most dangerous jobs.
In the exclusive clip you see above, the team’s youngest member, Chase, is on his first mission, and he has just accidentally blown up one of their highly sophisticated robots, the Talon. He was piloting it around the site of a suspected IED, got too close, and ka-boom. Not a good first day. They sent out their other Talon to investigate—because where there’s one IED, there’s often a second—but radio interference from the first Talon stopped the second one in the tracks. Chase must now pilot a third, smaller robot-which uses a freakin’ XBOX controller-to cut the first Talon’s power supply. If he can’t, then the second Talon remains stranded, and the Chief has to go in on foot. That’s as dangerous as it sounds. (And yes, those are Contour cameras strapped to everybody’s heads.)
The 10-episode series premieres tonight at 10pm PST/EST on the G4 network. It’s rare that a TV show grabs me. I loathe reality TV, I like only a couple sit coms, and I find most documentary shows boring and/or cheesy. Bomb Patrol: Afghanistan is one of the most gripping and compelling things I’ve ever seen. Enjoy, and good luck getting to bed afterwards.
October 24, 2011 by DIANE WERTS. Special to Newsday
But then “Bomb Patrol” jumps back five months, sending us off on deployment with the eight men of Navy Explosive Ordnance Disposal Platoon 342. The pace chills enough to let us get to know the guys — from a vigilant chief who has survived five combat gigs to a cocky new bomb tech who “thought it’d be fun to play with explosives and blow stuff up.” We’re right there with them inside the cramped tank-like JERRV (Joint EOD Rapid Response Vehicle), creeping across narrow Afghan bridges, fording washed-out roads, checking containers for booby traps and generally hoping we don’t “go boom.”
MY SAY Gamers do get their day here, as the new kid uses a video game controller to send out a small robot to save two larger ones he’s already marooned in a sticky situation. Seeing it unfold via split-screen computer monitor is cool. But very, very real. As our newbie learns, these “games” have serious stakes. And “Bomb Patrol” turns out to be an intensely human documentary. It’s economically edited and well explained (Josh Duhamel is the narrator) by producers who know how to grab your guts and not let go.
BOTTOM LINE Explosions, yes. But emotions, too.