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Nikki Sixx Apologizes To Bret Michaels

5/13/2011 12:53pm EDT
Nikki Sixx
Motley Crue rocker Nikki Sixx cleared the way for a joint tour with Poison by apologizing to Bret Michaels for derogatory comments they made about the idea.

Poison frontman Michaels first suggested hitting the road with Motley Crue, but the concept was dismissed and scoffed at by some members of the rival rock group.

The two bands later stunned fans by announcing the joint tour and scheduling the dates for this summer, and Michaels admits the plan was put into action after Crue star Sixx approached him and apologized for their previous remarks.

Michaels tells The Arizona Republic, "Th...

Bret Michaels Teams Up With Daughters For New 'Kidz Bop' Album

5/10/2011 8:38pm EDT
Bret Michaels
Bret Michaels has teamed up with his young daughters for a new version of his Poison hit "Every Rose Has Its Thorn."

Michaels plays guitar as back-up to Raine and Jorja for the track, which will appear on the upcoming Kidz Bop Sings Monster Ballads compilation.

A portion of the proceeds from sales of the album will benefit Michaels' Juvenile Diabetes Foundation.

The rocker says, "The most awesome jobs I've ever had are being a rock star... raising money for kids with diabetes and, most importantly, being a good father, so re-recording 'Every Rose has Its Thorn' with Raine and Jorja for K...

Bret Michaels Wants Low Key Wedding, Huge Afterparty

4/30/2011 1:30pm EDT
Bret Michaels
Rocker Bret Michaels has vowed to keep his wedding to his longterm love as intimate as possible because he is more interested in celebrating their love with a big afterparty.

The Poison star proposed to Kristi Gibson last year after dating her on and off for 16 years, and the couple has started to make arrangements for the big day.

But Michaels, who has two young daughters with his fiancee, insists their nuptials will be very low key compared to the reception he has planned.

He tells Star magazine, "It (nuptials) would be on a beach and very peaceful, very few people. But the party would...

EMI's Family Of Artists And Songwriters Raise $940,000 To Support Japanese Red Cross Disaster Relief Efforts

4/26/2011 2:43pm EDT
30 Seconds To Mars
An auction of exclusive personal items and memorabilia donated by EMI’s family of artists and songwriters has raised $940,000 in funds to help the Red Cross support people affected by last month’s earthquake and tsunami in Japan.

The charity auction, which launched on eBay’s worldwide sites on April 5, attracted bids totaling $470,000 from music fans around the world. All the money from winning bidders will be doubled through a donation by EMI.

EMI Group CEO Roger Faxon commented: “What a wonderful result!! It was made possible by the extraordinary generosity of so many members of the EMI...

Bret Michaels Replaces Jerry Seinfeld In Trump's Golf Tournament

4/22/2011 9:30am EDT
Bret Michaels
Rocker Bret Michaels has stepped in to replace comedian Jerry Seinfeld after the comic upset Donald Trump by pulling out of his son's charity golf tournament.

Trump blasted Seinfeld after the funnyman dropped out of the upcoming benefit The Eric Trump Foundation, over the tycoon's ongoing questions about President Barack Obama's citizenship.

The real estate tycoon, who is considering a possible presidential run, fired off an angry letter to Seinfeld on Wednesday, telling him he ought to be "ashamed" for withdrawing from the gala, benefiting the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.


Bret Michaels Suing CBS, Tony Awards Over Onstage Head Injury

3/26/2011 7:05am EDT
Bret Michaels | Photo Credits: Michael Buckner/Getty Images
Bret Michaels has filed a lawsuit against CBS and the organizers of the Tony Awards over the 2009 incident where he hit his head during the show, which he claims led to a life-threatening brain injury, according to The Associated Press.

In his lawsuit, Michaels claims...

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Miley Cyrus & Bret Michaels Duet To Be Released As A Single

3/20/2011 12:25pm EDT
Miley Cyrus and Bret Michaels
Miley Cyrus and Bret Michaels' version of Poison hit "Every Rose Has Its Thorn" is finally to be released as a single.

Cyrus and Michaels teamed up rework his classic anthem but the song's release was stalled after infidelity rumours between Michaels and Cyrus' mom, Tish, hit the tabloids - and reportedly broke up her marriage to Billy Ray Cyrus.

Now the Cyruses have halted divorce proceedings and reconciled, the track is back on the slate for Miley and Bret.

The song was supposed to be the Disney star's second single released from her album "Cant' Be Tamed."

Michaels tells E!, "The rec...

Bret Michaels Advocates Charlie Sheen To 'Work Out Those Demons'

3/3/2011 8:48am EST
Bret Michaels
Bret Michaels has urged his longtime friend Charlie Sheen to "work out those demons" amid his much-publicized personal problems, insisting: "We all need help."

Trouble is mounting in the actor's personal life and career - the Wall Street star lost custody of his two sons on Tuesday, just hours after his estranged wife Brooke Mueller won a restraining order against him. He was also hospitalized in January following a wild night of partying with hookers, before undergoing a rehab stint at his Los Angeles home.

Meanwhile, CBS chiefs have scrapped the remainder of the eighth season of his h...

Poison & Motley Crue To Tour Together

3/1/2011 8:43am EST
Bret Michaels has confirmed months of speculation suggesting legendary 1980s hair metal bands Poison and Motley Crue are to tour together.

Michaels announced plans for the massive U.S. trek in November, but fans were left disappointed when Motley Crue's Tommy Lee insisted the Poison frontman was wrong.

Now, the two bands have agreed to team up for a string of dates - and Michaels, who reveals iconic glam rockers The New York Dolls will support them on tour, is ecstatic about the collaborative gigs to mark their joint anniversaries.

He tells CNN talk show host Piers Morgan, "Huge, it's co...

Celebrity Impersonators Flock to Las Vegas for the Reel Awards - Do They Pull off Their Stars Though?

2/27/2011 5:45pm EST
This is why What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas: the "stars" - Lady Gaga, Ozzy Osbourne, Robert Pattinson and a myriad of others - were out Thursday night at the Golden Nugget casino in Las Vegas for the 20th Annual Reel Awards - given to the best celebrity impersonators from around the world.

Yes, around the world.

The event is a spoof/tribute to the Academy Awards and is presented as such; with categories that mirror the Oscars, like Best Actor, Best Actress and a Lifetime Achievement Award. It also has its own categories, like Best Tribute Band, Best Classic Crooner and Most Professi...

Bret Michaels Can't Wait to Perform Again

2/17/2011 10:55pm EST
Bret Michaels
Rocker Bret Michaels is eager to get back onstage just weeks after undergoing heart surgery, insisting he's "pumped" to head out on tour.

The Poison frontman was diagnosed with a heart condition last year and medics operated on him to repair a hole in his heart last month.

Michaels is currently recovering at home, but he admits he can't wait to get out and perform again.

He says, "I am pumped to get back on the road and start rocking out onstage for all my awesome fans."

And the singer's spokesperson reveals Michaels is gradually returning to his daily activities.

His representative te...

Bret Michaels Leaves Hospital

1/27/2011 8:48am EST
Bret Michaels
Rocker Bret Michaels has been discharged from an Arizona hospital, two days after undergoing surgery to repair a hole in his heart.

The Poison frontman checked in for the operation on Monday, months after doctors discovered the defect as they treated him after he suffered a near-fatal brain haemorrhage last year.

The operation the plug the hole has been hailed a success and now Michaels is back home.

He was released from St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center in Phoenix on Wednesday.

Bret Michaels Undergoes Surgery For Hole In The Heart

1/24/2011 8:34pm EST
Bret Michaels
Rocker Bret Michaels is undergoing surgery in Arizona to mend a hole in his heart.

Doctors discovered the problem last year and the Poison star has finally checked into St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center in Phoenix.

His doctors hope to plug the hole with a permanent device on Monday.

Michaels cheated death last year when he suffered a brain haemorrhage. It was while medics were treating him that they discovered he had a heart condition.

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New 'Celebrity Apprentice' Cast Includes Gary Busey, La Toya Jackson & Lisa Rinna

1/14/2011 8:33am EST
The Celebrity Apprentice
NBC just announced the celebrity lineup of candidates appearing on the next season of "The Celebrity Apprentice," premiering on Sunday, March 6th at 9pm EST/PST.

The women include: Hope Dworaczyk, La Toya Jackson, Star Jones, NeNe Leakes, Marlee Matlin, Lisa Rinna, Niki Taylor and Dionne Warwick.

The men include: Gary Busey, Jose Canseco, David Cassidy, Richard Hatch, Lil Jon, Meat Loaf, Mark McGrath and John Rich.

"The next season of 'The Celebrity Apprentice' will be the most exciting yet. We are thrilled to bring back the celebrity format with 16 new and unbelievably talented celebrit...

Celebrities Tying The Knot In 2011

1/11/2011 10:00am EST
Nick Lachey
In Hollywood it seems that marriages, engagements and divorces happen too often in a very short amount of time. There are a few lucky couples that can make a celebrity marriage work and some that can’t even make it through the honeymoon stage. Let’s hope these couples who plan on tying the knot this year can prove us wrong.

Nick Lachey – Nick and longtime girlfriend aka rebound girl, Vanessa Minnillo are finally making their relationship official by tying the knot. The 36 year old former boy band star popped the question to the 29 year old beauty queen and confessed, “She’s the love of ...

Bret Michaels Launches New Motorcycle Award

1/10/2011 10:03am EST
Bret Michaels
Rocker Bret Michaels has teamed up with motorcycle racing bosses to develop a new award for riders who have triumphed over hardship.

The Poison star, a longtime motocross supporter, has created the Bret Michaels Rock Hard-Ride Hard award with officials at the American Motorcyclist Association to celebrate the 'comeback rider' of the upcoming 2011 Monster Energy AMA Supercross season. The winner, to be determined by rankings and fans' votes, will be handed a cash prize and a trophy at the season finale in Las Vegas in May.

Michaels says, "It isn't whether you are going to go down, but wh...

2010 Year In Entertainment Review: December

1/2/2011 7:00pm EST
Miley Cyrus
December saw a series of scandals as the stars brought a touch of sex and drugs to the festive season - and wildchild Miley Cyrus led the way. The former Disney star ended 2010 by reminding us all she's a grown up now after she was caught on camera smoking legal hallucinogenic Salvia from a bong, and hit headlines again days later when she was pictured in a girl-on-girl clinch and exposing her bra while surrounded by hunky men.

Her pal Demi Lovato joined the Hannah Montana star in scandal when provocative photos which appeared to show her partly-exposing her breasts leaked on the internet,...

2010 Year In Entertainment Review: April

1/1/2011 3:00pm EST
Bret Michaels
The eruption of a volcano in Iceland at the end of March meant the following month was dogged by stories of stranded stars as a giant ash cloud swept over northern Europe and closed airports across the continent.

California's Coachella festival was under threat as a number of acts canceled their slots when they were unable to fly out to the U.S.

Several movie premieres were also affected in the chaos - the "Iron Man 2" red carpet event in London was moved to Los Angeles when stars including Robert Downey, Jr. were unable to jet to Britain. Miley Cyrus also scrapped plans to unveil her fil...

Bret Michaels Engaged

12/21/2010 11:44am EST
Bret Michaels
Rocker Bret Michaels is engaged to marry his longtime girlfriend after 16 years of dating.

The Poison star, 47, proposed to Kristi Gibson, 39, during the final episode of his reality TV show Bret Michaels: Life as I Know It, which aired on Monday night.

Michaels said, "I want you to know that I love you, and you've been unbelievably a big part of my life and we have two beautiful girls together. I know we love and respect each other and I hope we can find that inner love that we can have forever. I want you to be my wife."

He then jokingly added, "Please say yes or the rejection will ...

Sandra Bullock, Kate Middleton & Lady Gaga Named Top Personalities Of 2010

12/12/2010 5:00pm EST
Sandra Bullock
Sandra Bullock, Kate Middleton and Lady Gaga have been named on Parade magazine's first annual Personalities of the Year list.

Bullock dominated headlines in early 2010 when she took home a Best Actress Academy Award for her role in "The Blind Side," while just days later it was revealed her husband Jesse James had cheated on her.

She bounced back from the scandal by revealing she had secretly become a mother to adopted baby Louis in January and Parade editors have applauded the star for her strength during the breakdown of her relationship.

Middleton, who became engaged to Prince Willia...

Bret Michaels Feels 'Very Positive' About His Heart Surgery

12/9/2010 12:27pm EST
Bret Michaels
Bret Michaels is readying himself for his upcoming heart in January - he's taking new medication and feeling "positive" about the operation.

The Poison star is booked in to go under the knife to repair a hole in his heart and his doctors have implemented a strict new medical regime ahead of the procedure. Michaels admits he found the idea of a heart operation terrifying at first, but he's now feeling much calmer about the looming surgery.

He tells, "I gotta tell ya, I'm very positive. I feel positive they're going to do an amazing job. They've done thousands of these operatio...

Happy 18th Birthday, Miley Cyrus! Check Out Her Most Risque Moments

11/23/2010 7:00am EST
Miley Cyrus
We haven't heard too much from Miley Cyrus lately (at least in the last couple of weeks). The actress/singer has been trying hard over the past year or so to shed her "Hannah Montana" image and enter the world of grown ups.

Now that's she officially 18, we're taking a look back at some of her most scandalous moments.

August 2009: Miley danced around a pole in a skimpy pair of shorts flanked by scantly-clad dancers during her performance of "Party in the USA" at the Teen Choice Awards. She showed up to the 11th annual Awards show in a super short mini skirt and tank top.

Dec. 7, 2009: Mil...

This Week's Shining & Falling Stars: Billy Ray Cyrus And Kim Kardashian

11/12/2010 10:00am EST
Billy Ray Cyrus - Kim Kardashian
Shining Star: Billy Ray Cyrus: This may be a first: congratulating someone for rocking a mullet. But props must go out to Billy Ray Cyrus for bravely donning the “business in the front, party in the back” hairdo just a few weeks after announcing a split from his wife of 17 years.

The occasion for the blast from the past coif? Wednesday’s Country Music Awards in Nashville. It was first public appearance by Miley’s dad since filing for divorce from his wife, Tish, amid rumors that she had an affair with rocker Bret Michaels. Both Tish and Michaels deny the relationship.

Maybe Cyrus is on th...

Bret Michaels Denies Affair With Miley Cyrus' Mom

11/10/2010 8:24am EST
Bret Michaels
Bret Michaels has spoken out to silence false rumors of a secret affair with Miley Cyrus' mother Tish, insisting he has been a friend of the showbiz family "forever".

Michaels was accused of having a fling with Tish after her husband Billy Ray Cyrus filed for divorce last month, citing irreconcilable differences.

The rocker's aides moved swiftly to deny the tabloid gossip and now Michaels himself has downplayed the reports, revealing speculation of a romance came about after he re-recorded a Poison song with Tish's pop star daughter.

When asked about the alleged affair on TV show Fox ...

Publicist For Bret Michaels Denies Tish Cyrus Affair

11/3/2010 12:23am EDT
Bret Michaels
Representatives for Bret Michaels have dismissed reports an alleged affair between the rocker and Miley Cyrus' mom Tish broke up her marriage to Billy Ray Cyrus.

The "Achy Breaky Heart" hitmaker filed for divorce in Tennessee last week, citing irreconcilable differences, and now Us Weekly magazine is reporting an alleged affair may have been the reason for the split.

The magazine's article suggests Tish had a brief affair with Poison star Michaels shortly after he recorded a duet of his rock ballad "Every Rose Has Its Thorn" with Miley earlier this year, but he's adamant the report is fic...

Us Weekly Reports Miley Cyrus' Mom Had An Affair With Bret Michaels

11/2/2010 8:55pm EDT
Tish Cyrus and Bret Michaels
The reason Miley Cyrus' parents are splitting after 17 years of marriage: Mom Tish had an affair with rocker Bret Michaels, reports the new Us Weekly (on newsstands Wednesday).

When Billy Ray learned of it - as well as at least one other fling - he filed for divorce Oct. 27, sources tell Us Weekly.

Michaels, 47, "became close to the entire family" this past February when he and Miley released the racy duet "Nothing to Lose," an insider tells Us Weekly.

He and Tish, 43, soon began carrying on an on-the-sly romance, sources tell Us Weekly.

Tish was seen at Michaels' Feb. 28 show at the Ke...

Latoya Jackson Signs Up For 'The Celebrity Apprentice'

10/13/2010 2:40pm EDT
Latoya Jackson
Latoya Jackson, Dionne Warwick and supermodel Niki Taylor are among the contestants set to compete on Donald Trump's hit TV series Celebrity Apprentice.

The trio will face-off against rapper Lil' Jon and baseball star Jose Canseco in a number of business challenges to raise money for their favorite charities, reports

According to the New York Post, Trump will also mentor Sugar Ray singer Mark McGrath, soap star Lisa Rinna and TV personality Star Jones on the series.

Poison rocker Bret Michaels was crowned the winner of the third star-studded season earlier this year.

The sh...

Bret Michaels Joins Diabetes Crusade

10/6/2010 8:59am EDT
Bret Michaels
Diabetic rocker Bret Michaels is fronting a new charity campaign to raise awareness of the condition.

The Poison star has suffered from type 1 diabetes since the age of six and recently raised more than $300,000 for the American Diabetes Association with his stint on reality TV show Celebrity Apprentice.

Michaels has now signed up to become the face of the organization ahead of American Diabetes Month in November.

The singer says, "It is an honor to once again be working with the American Diabetes Association. As someone with type 1 diabetes, I know how difficult it can be to live wit...

Bret Michaels 'Fears' His Heart Operation

10/4/2010 2:15pm EDT
Bret Michaels
Bret Michaels is battling fears over his upcoming heart operation - insisting he is struggling to "think positive" as the surgery looms closer.

The Poison star has suffered numerous health setbacks over the last year - he underwent an emergency appendectomy before collapsing from a near-fatal brain hemorrhage in April and later suffered a stroke. He was also diagnosed with a hole in his heart. Michaels is scheduled to go under the knife in January to repair the heart defect, which has plagued him since birth, and admits he is feeling apprehensive about heading back to the hospital.

He t...

Justin Bieber Makes $300,000 Per Concert; See What Other Musicians Make!

10/4/2010 8:44am EDT
Justin Bieber
Justin Bieber is the highest paid young performer in the world this year, earning a staggering $300,000 for every concert he performs.

A new rich list reveals the 16-year-old Canadian commands twice as much money as rap sensation Drake, three times as much as music rival Selena Gomez and quadruple the paycheck of "American Idol" star Jordin Sparks.

But Bieber has some way to go before he tops the touring income of music heavyweights like Rascal Flatts, Kiss and Keith Urban - who top the rich list of all artists touring in 2010.

Documents obtained by reveal the country t...