… Dave Navarro will host Spike’s Inkmaster, a competitive reality show for tattoo artists. You know—that actually sounds like it has potential, especially if they’re forced to tattoo against the clock or in moving vehicles on bumpy roads: “We asked for a portrait of Elvis—that looks like Donald Trump! Snake, you’ve been laser-removed. Please pack your needle and go.” [Spike, via press release]
… Josh Groban will play Andy Bernard’s brother in the upcoming season of The Office, following news that Stephen Collins and Dee Wallace will play his parents. Awful lot of Bernards in the news—I wonder if that’s a clue as to who will be the new manager? [Deadline]
… TNT has given a cast-contingent pilot order to a period Western called Gateway, from Band of Brothers and The Pacific writer Bruce McKenna and Nikita and CSI producer-director Danny Cannon. Plot: “Three brothers step up to save their town when their sheriff father is murdered.” Yee-haw! [EW]
… Bravo will postpone The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills “at least one week” from the planned September 5 season premiere in the wake of Russell Armstrong’s suicide. In another display of restraint, the network isn't filming at his funeral. The network met with cast members on Tuesday to “discuss the fate of the show.” (It’s all about the show, after all.) There’s even been talk of scrapping the season altogether. At the very least, there will be major reediting to scrub Russell out of final cut. It’s ironic, since all signs seem to point toward the show being the thing that scrubbed him out of existence in the first place. [THR]
… Danny DeVito got a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame today, coincidentally on the same day that Season 6 of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia comes out on Blu-ray and DVD. Yay, Danny! Still cool after all these years.
… Here’s a Tainwanese animation explaining how Abercrombie & Fitch offered Jersey Shore's The Situation money not to wear their clothes, in case you’re a visual learner. [YouTube]