Posted on Thu Aug 18, 2011 12:15 PM PDT
Kat Von D's TLC reality show, LA Ink, has been canceled, the network confirms.
- "TLC has decided that the current season of LA Ink will be its last. The network is proud of what the series has accomplished in its four seasons, following Kat Von D's journey as an artist from Miami to Los Angeles."
The current season -- the fourth -- premiered July 28. It received a publicity boost when, two days before the premiere, news broke that Von D and fiance Jesse James had split.
Promos for the season showcased the two's love story, and soon after the break-up news went public, Von D walked out of an interview with morning talk show Good Day LA because the show wanted to address the split. The incident further ignited buzz, but apparently all the talk wasn't enough.
On Wednesday, Von D sent a Tweet to a fan calling her show "annoying," which probably didn't help the series' falling ratings.
UPDATE: Kat Tweeted at 1:45 p.m. PDT -- "I love how me deciding to not continue doing LA Ink, turns into being 'cancelled.' Thanks @TLC. Regardless of everything I remain grateful."
In the season premiere, the 29-year-old got a tattoo of Jamesâ€™ face.
They got together only months after James' divorce was finalized from Sandra Bullock. The couple fought against an age difference of more than 10 years and long distance -- James lives in Austin, Texas, while Von D is based in LA.
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Kat Von D Loves Her Leather Leggings - Mar 20, 2012
Kat Von D Celebrates Turning 30 With A Shopping Spree - Mar 14, 2012