Reality show tattoo artists coming to United Ink Festival at Nassau Coliseum
TAT'S ALL FOLKS. Tattoo artists from a host of reality TV shows will be at the United Ink Summer Vibe Tattoo, Art and Music Festival at Nassau Coliseum, Friday through Sunday. This includes Massapequa's "Gentle" Jay Blondel of Alchemy Tattoo Arts in North Bellmore, who remains in the running on Spike's "Ink Master" season four. You can also meet Big Gus from "Tattoo Nightmares," Joey Tattoo from "Tattoo Rescue," Amy Nicoletto from "LA Ink" and Ali Baker from "Best Ink," plus "Ink Master" alums James Vaughn and Sarah Miller and this season's Halo and Kyle Dunbar.
PREMIERES. Only two shows debut this week, as the networks prepare for May Sweeps. Starting Saturday at 10 p.m., TLC's new "OMG EMT!" follows emergency medical technicians on some of their funnier calls . . . and on Spike's new "Hungry Investors," Sunday night at 10, celebrity chef and author John Besh and "Top Chef: All-Stars" finalist Tiffany Derry have two struggling promising restaurants in various cities compete for investors.
RECAPS. Rashaad Santiago of the Bronx won season six of the special-effects makeup competition "Face Off" . . . Drew Carey and professional dancer Cheryl Burke were eliminated from "Dancing With the Stars," while Danica McKellar soldiered on after breaking a rib during rehearsal Thursday. "Trying my best to pull thru and could use your prayers!!" she tweeted Friday, adding yesterday, "2 dances to prep. 3 missed days of rehearsals. Seeing Danica McKellar persevere: PRICELESS!" . . . "American Idol" cut C.J. Harris, leaving the top five, while "The Voice" cut T.J. Wilkins and Dani Moz, leaving the top 10 . . . Jeremiah Wood was voted off "Survivor" . . . "Hell's Kitchen" 86'd Chris Eversole . . . Patrick Joslyn aka Joslyn Fox is off "RuPaul's Drag Race" . . . "Jim Henson's Creature Shop Challenge" eliminated Lex Rudd . . . Amanda Gullickson was cut from "The Face" . . . and there were no eliminations this week on "Ink Master."