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Gene Simmons Working On Repairing His Relationship With Shannon Tweed

June 28th, 2011 4:21pm EDT
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Rocker Gene Simmons has confessed his longtime relationship with model Shannon Tweed is in tatters as he attempts to mend years of infidelity

The couple fell out during the filming of the latest season of reality show Gene Simmons Family Jewels after the KISS rocker poked fun at his infamous womanizing ways, and joint TV interviews to promote the series have been frosty at best, with Tweed walking out on one when her boyfriend joked about his busy penis.

The rocker has agreed to seek counseling help to save the relationship and now he admits he has a lot of work to do.

He tells Parade...
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Gene Simmons: 'For The Record I Love Shannon Tweed'

June 21st, 2011 2:38pm EDT
Gene Simmons
Rocker Gene Simmons has promised to "work things out" with longtime girlfriend Shannon Tweed after confessing things are not "terrific" between the couple.

Model Tweed stormed off the set of a TV interview with Simmons last week when the KISS rocker joked about his fabled philandering ways.

The couple bickered throughout a brief appearance together on The Joy Behar Show, with Tweed calling her partner "a pig" after he joked about his womanizing, before walking off the live segment, announcing, "It's over. It's so rude of you to joke about it."

Simmons has now addressed the break-up rum...
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Gene Simmons & Sharon Osbourne End Bitter Feud

June 20th, 2011 10:30pm EDT
Gene Simmons
Rocker Gene Simmons and Sharon Osbourne have ended their long-standing family feud after the KISS frontman apologized for a past hurtful tirade on live TV.

Simmons and Ozzy Osbourne's manager/wife have been locked in a bitter war of words for years after he publicly criticized her husband and their two children, Kelly and Jack, over their drug problems.

So when Simmons appeared as a guest on Osbourne's TV show The Talk on Monday, Osbourne took him to task for his remarks.

She said, "Many, many years ago when you first started (the reality TV show) Gene Simmons Family Jewels, it was repor...
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Gene Simmons Regrets Recent Behavior Toward Girlfriend Shannon Tweed

June 15th, 2011 11:51pm EDT
Gene Simmons
Gene Simmons has accepted blame for upsetting his longtime partner Shannon Tweed after posing for photos with two admirers outside a Los Angeles restaurant.

The couple fell out on TV earlier this week while promoting their reality show Gene Simmons Family Jewels when Tweed criticized her boyfriend for the inappropriate picture, but refused to go into detail about why she was so upset.

She told The Today Show hosts Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb the relationship has "pretty much unraveled" over the snapshot, which created drama on their reality show.

In a promotional clip, Simmons attem...
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Gene Simmons And Shannon Tweed Romance Unraveling?

June 13th, 2011 4:21pm EDT
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Rocker Gene Simmons' long-term romance with Shannon Tweed is in trouble after the former Playboy model confessed live on TV their relationship has "pretty much unraveled."

The couple, parents to 22-year-old son Nick and 18-year-old daughter Sophie, has lived together since 1985. Simmons and Tweed currently star alongside each other on reality TV show Gene Simmons Family Jewels.

However, new footage from the sixth season of the program, which premieres on Tuesday, shows Tweed confronting Simmons about a photo of the rocker posing outside a Hollywood restaurant with two young blondes on h...
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Gene Simmons' Daughter Sophie Is Fine After Car Crash

May 16th, 2011 9:27am EDT
Gene Simmons
Rocker Gene Simmons has assured fans his daughter Sophie is OK after she was involved in a traffic accident on Thursday by posting a family photo online.

The 18 year old was taken to hospital after she was involved in a four-car pile-up in Los Angeles, according to TMZ.com.

Reports suggest Simmons' daughter was wearing her seatbelt but her vehicle's airbag didn't deploy - and she hit her head on the steering wheel.

She was OK but her Dodge Charger was totaled in the accident.

The teenager later tweeted a fun picture of her hospital bracelet and assured her fans that she was OK, and her ...
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Gene Simmons Partners With Online Translating Service

April 5th, 2011 11:07pm EDT
Gene Simmons
Rocker Gene Simmons is teaming up with an online language translation service to help celebrities connect with fans worldwide.

The Ortsbo website, which launched nine months ago, is a real-time virtual translator designed for social media platforms such as Facebook.com, instant messenger, and mobile applications.

The KISS frontman, who will serve as the company's spokesman, signed onto the project because, as an Israeli immigrant, he believes in the initiative's mission.

He explains to Variety, "Ortsbo takes a sledgehammer to the Tower of Babel that is modern communication. It connects h...
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Gene Simmons Plans Return To Israel After More Than 50 Years

March 9th, 2011 10:06pm EST
Gene Simmons
Rocker Gene Simmons is heading back to Israel for the first time in more than 50 years to explore his Jewish roots.

The KISS star, born Chaim Witz, emigrated to America with his mother Flora, a Holocaust survivor, at the age of eight after his parents divorced, and he has never returned.

But the 61 year old is now planning a trip with his girlfriend, former Playboy model Shannon Tweed, as part of his reality TV show Gene Simmons Family Jewels, according to the New York Post.

The bass player will visit the hospital where he was born, in Haifa, and he hopes to be reunited with long-lost re...
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Celebrity Impersonators Flock to Las Vegas for the Reel Awards - Do They Pull off Their Stars Though?

February 27th, 2011 5:45pm EST
Impersonators
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...
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Gene Simmons Slams Simon Cowell

November 23rd, 2010 8:29am EST
Gene Simmons
Gene Simmons wants Simon Cowell's job - he's convinced he would make a better judge on the TV mogul's reality singing contests because he has real experience in the music industry.

The Kiss rocker has joined a string of stars, including Elton John and The Who's Roger Daltrey, who have taken aim at Cowell and his hit TV competitions. Simmons insists he is "more qualified than anybody" to dole out advice on the programs, which he claims will never discover any new music legends like Jimi Hendrix or Robert Plant.

He tells Britain's Daily Star, "I think I could be the sole judge on The X Fa...
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Gene Simmons Hospitalized After Collapse

October 25th, 2010 10:52pm EDT
Gene Simmons
Kiss star Gene Simmons has been admitted to the hospital after collapsing at an airport.

The rocker is believed to have hit his head after fainting at Los Angeles International Airport on Sunday. He suffered a cut to his forehead in the fall, reports TMZ.com.

Simmons was then taken to Centinela Hospital in Inglewood, California, where tests revealed he was dehydrated.

The 61 year old appears to be on the mend - he was released from hospital on Monday.

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Gene Simmons To 'Sue The Pants Off' Hackers

October 18th, 2010 12:46pm EDT
Gene Simmons
Gene Simmons has threatened to "sue the pants off" a group of hackers who infiltrated two of his websites last week.

The Kiss rocker was left fuming when members of internet campaign group Anonymous targeted SimmonsRecords.com and GeneSimmons.com, forcing him to shut down the online portals. The digital attack is said to been a protest against Simmons' recent comments made in support of prosecuting illegal file-sharers.

However, Simmons was less than impressed with the stunt and he has contacted U.S. federal authorities to help track down the offenders.

A post on Simmons' official web...
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Gene Simmons' Websites Hacked

October 15th, 2010 2:09pm EDT
Gene Simmons
Kiss star Gene Simmons has been forced to shut down two of his official websites after a group of activists hacked in to protest the rocker's recent comments about illegal file-sharing.

The bassist's online portals, Simmonsrecords.com and Genesimmons.com, were forced offline by members of internet campaign group Anonymous, who have targeted a number of sites linked to copyright-protection organizations in recent weeks.

The attack on Simmons' websites allegedly comes in retaliation after the musician spoke out about illicit internet downloads on Tuesday, urging other artists to protect t...
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Gene Simmons: 'Parents Should Never Act Like A Friend To Their Children'

October 6th, 2010 11:01am EDT
Gene Simmons
Gene Simmons is adamant his children will never "go off the rails" because they wouldn't dare to disobey his super-strict parenting rules.

The Kiss star has two kids, Nick, 21, and Sophie, 18, with his longtime partner Shannon Tweed and has brought them up to be extremely well-behaved. Simmons admits he is a formidable force as a father, and prides himself on keeping his kids grounded.

He tells Britain's Daily Record, "My kids are both wonderful human beings. Nicholas is 21, Sophie is 18, they are both straight-A students, charming, well-behaved - because they are not allowed not to be....
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Heidi Montag's Plastic Surgeon 'Was Tweeting Before Fatal Car Crash'

August 18th, 2010 8:06am EDT
Dr. Frank Ryan
Celebrated plastic surgeon Dr. Frank Ryan was tweeting before his jeep careered off a cliff in California on Monday, according to his ex-girlfriend.

The surgeon, who had worked on a series of stars including Heidi Montag, Janice Dickinson and Gene Simmons, died after his vehicle crashed down a cliff off California's Pacific Coast Highway. And his former partner, Charmaine Blake, reveals that the doctor was busy concentrating on his cell phone instead of driving.

She tells People.com, "He lived up in Malibu on a tiny street and he was texting while driving and he accidentally went over t...
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Janice Dickinson 'Shocked' By Plastic Surgeon's Death

August 17th, 2010 6:00pm EDT
Janice Dickinson
Former supermodel Janice Dickinson has been left shocked and "deeply anguished" after learning of the death of her cosmetic surgeon, who lost his life in a fatal car crash on Monday.

Dr. Frank Ryan, whose celebrity clients included Gene Simmons, Vince Neil and The Hills star Heidi Montag, died after his Jeep crashed down a cliff off California's Pacific Coast Highway. Dickinson is devastated by the loss and has led the tributes to the 50-year-old medic.

In a statement to TMZ.com, her representative says, "Janice is deeply, deeply anguished! She is stunned and wants the world to know wha...
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Plastic Surgeon That 'Created' Heidi Montag Killed In Car Crash

August 17th, 2010 11:43am EDT
Heidi Montag
The plastic surgeon who famously transformed Heidi Montag with 10 cosmetic procedures in one day has been killed in a car crash.

Dr. Frank Ryan, who worked in Beverly Hills, died on Monday after his jeep crashed down a cliff off California's Pacific Coast Highway. He was pronounced dead at the scene, according to TMZ.com.

Ryan hit headlines earlier this year after he performed multiple operations on The Hills star, giving her a complete make-over in just 24 hours. Montag underwent surgery on her nose, cheekbones and chin, as well as enduring an eyebrow lift and breast enlargement, among...
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Paul Stanley Doesn't Want His Son To Become Another Starchild

August 11th, 2010 10:55pm EDT
Paul Stanley
Kiss frontman Paul Stanley has warned his guitarist son against following in his footsteps, because he wants the teen to "find his own path."

Stanley admits he'll "never be as good a guitarist" as 16-year-old Evan, his son with ex-wife Pamela Bowen.

But, when asked if the teen will ever play a live show with KISS, Stanley replies, "I hope not."

The "Rock And Roll All Nite" singer, who is also dad to three-year-old son Colin and one-year-old daughter Sarah with wife Erin Sutton, insists his kids should follow their own dreams because living in the shadow of a famous father is a tough job....
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Gene Simmons' Alleged Assault Case Dropped

May 27th, 2010 8:56am EDT
Gene Simmons
Prosecutors in Los Angeles have dropped an assault case against Kiss star Gene Simmons citing lack of evidence, after a couple alleged the rocker attacked them on a shopping trip last year.

Nathan Marlowe and his wife Cynthia Manzo claim Simmons assaulted them and took their video camera after he spotted them filming him at L.A. mall The Grove in December.

The couple subsequently filed for a restraining order against the rocker, but that request was thrown out by a judge, and they are currently pursuing a civil claim through the courts, suing the bass player for assault, battery and inf...
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Rockstars Who Keep Rockin'

May 26th, 2010 8:40am EDT
Bret
Bret Michaels has been in the tabloids, on reality television and in everyone's hearts lately as he battled various health issues. But that didn't stop the Poison front man from touring with his band, taking care of his two daughters while he is trying to take care of himself and his diabetes, and winning this season's Celebrity Apprentice. He definitely has not lost his touch. Judging from his long blonde hair, pouty lips, bandana and general ooze of sex appeal, one might pass judgment on Bret, especially after seeing him on VH1's Rock of Love. But as he proved on The Celebrity Apprentice,...
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KISS Return To North America With 'The Hottest Show On Earth Tour'

May 25th, 2010 2:00pm EDT
KISS
Throughout their 37-year career, KISS has sold 80 million albums, played in front of millions of people and become an integral part of American culture. (Tour Dates Below) Now, rock's most iconic band is unleashing another assault on North America with The Hottest Show on Earth tour starting on July 23. KISS will perform such classics as "Detroit Rock City" and "Rock and Roll All Nite" as well as hits that they haven't played in the US in many years.

The Hottest Show on Earth tour, produced by Live Nation, will trek through a mix of arenas and amphitheaters throughout North America. Tic...
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Gene Simmons Can't Hump Anyone While Wearing His KISS Costume

May 15th, 2010 5:55pm EDT
Gene Simmons
Rocker Gene Simmons has filed legal papers disputing allegations he "humped" and "grinded" against a TV make-up artist during an appearance on sports network ESPN.

The KISS frontman, who featured on ESPN's SportsCenter show earlier this year, claims he received a letter in January from lawyers for Victoria Jackson, threatening to sue him for assault.

Jackson alleged she "suffered from humiliation, shame, embarrassment, anger, anxiety, loss of sleep and depression" after being subjected to Simmons' alleged behavior, and demanded $185,000 or else, reports TMZ.com.

But Simmons has refuted t...
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Dee Snider Joins Reality TV Craze

May 13th, 2010 8:28am EDT
Dee Snider
Twisted Sister frontman Dee Snider has become the latest heavy rocker to open up his home to reality TV cameras.

Snider and his wife Suzette will host "Growing Up Twisted" on cable network A&E.

The show will feature the couple's four kids and will be shot in around the family's Long Island home.

It will also feature footage from a Snider performance in New Jersey this weekend. At the concert, the colorful rocker-turned-DJ will premiere a song written by his son Jesse.

Snider joins Ozzy Osbourne and Gene Simmons, who have also turned their home lives into hit reality TV shows.

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Kiss Crazy For Lady Gaga

May 4th, 2010 9:38am EDT
Kiss
Glam rockers Kiss are taking credit for Lady Gaga's outrageous style, branding the Poker Face hit-maker a "female version" of their band.

The Detroit Rock City hit-makers admit they'd love to enlist Gaga as the fifth member of the group, insisting they inspired the 24 year old's flamboyant persona and stage costumes.

Gene Simmons says, "She's not Lady Gaga, she's really Lady Kiss. I love the vibe, the big mouth and the big visuals. She's the most exciting thing to happen since us. She's a female version of us. One of the first things we learned was to treat the audience as the guv'nor (...
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Kiss Are More Popular Than Mickey Mouse? Gene Simmons Thinks So

May 1st, 2010 12:48pm EDT
Kiss
Rockers Kiss are more famous than Mickey Mouse, according to bass player Gene Simmons.

The colorful star insists the Kiss brand is so recognisable, it trumps all other musical acts and cultural icons including Disney's most famous creation.

And it's all thanks to the way Kiss have been marketed over the years.

Simmons says, "You don't know how big the image is. By some experts, it is believed to be the most recognized pop culture image on Earth - even above Mickey Mouse. You know, there's no U2 comic book, there's no Mick Jagger action figure. We have our own Visa card. You can go into W...
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Gene Simmons Urges Women To Get Cancer Screenings After Girlfriend's Health Scare

March 24th, 2010 8:30am EDT
Gene Simmons
Rocker Gene Simmons is urging fans to persuade their girlfriends and wives to get tested for breast cancer after his partner of 26 years found a lump.

The Kiss star and girlfriend Shannon Tweed agreed to air segments from the health crisis on the fifth season of their reality TV show Gene Simmons Family Jewels - and the rocker insists he's deadly serious about getting the message of screening out there.

Appearing on late-night TV show Lopez Tonight! on Monday, the bassist and singer, said, "I'm going to count to eight... One in every eight women will get breast cancer. I urge you, the guy...
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KISS Has A Coffee Shop Idea Brewing

March 22nd, 2010 10:45pm EDT
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Rockers KISS are hoping to greet 2011 with their own coffee shop in Melbourne, Australia.

The group is close to completing a deal for the first KISS Coffeehouse, which will open on New Year's Eve, according to the Sydney Morning Herald.

The place will be stuffed with the band's memorabilia.

A developer who has spent the last year negotiating with KISS founders Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley plans to spend $1.5 million revamping a vacant tea shop next to the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre.

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Style Watch: Celebrity Helmet Head

March 1st, 2010 12:25pm EST
Parker Posey
According to Urban Dictionary, the phrase "helmet head" has several definitions (some too risque to list here!) We're referring to the hair style that forms a perfect helmet shape around the head.

These stars, including Parker Posey above, are perfect examples of helmet head. Is this the new thing in Hollywood? And if so, what is going on? When was helmet head ever sexy?

Check out Lily Allen at the Brit Awards on Feb. 15. We're not sure what's worse: her unflattering hair or the heavily beaded neckline on her dress. She needs a fashion intervention!

Agyness Denn is a British model. Wh...
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Review: 'Extract' Is Funny But Not What Expected

September 3rd, 2009 9:44am EDT
Extract
"Extract" is not quite what was expected. Sure, it's funny. Sure, the awkward uncomfortableness of previous Mike Judge films ("Office Space," "Idiocracy") is here. There's just something, well, different. Certainly not in a bad way. There's just something a little more Grown Up about "Extract." If "Office Space" is the equivalent of a 25 year old human being, "Extract" represents that same entity at 38. And there are plenty of comparisons to be made to "Office Space."

Jason Bateman plays Joel (a mature and barely less disillusioned Peter Gibbons), the owner of an vanilla extract plant wh...
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August Celebrity Birthday Milestones: Oh Lordy, Look Who's 40 (And 60!)

August 18th, 2009 2:08pm EDT
Matthew Perry
August is a milestone birthday month for many celebrities who are turning 40 and 60. While 40 may be the new 30, and 60 the new 50, they can still be difficult birthdays to handle.

One of our favorite "Friends" is nearly over the hill. But is 40 really "over the hill" these days? And it's hard to believe one of the celebrities turning 40 was in high school in the 90s...at least on TV. And let's give three "Cheers" to this star who is turning 60 but still looks youthful.

Check out the new 40 and 60 year olds in the slideshow below!

Edward Norton

Turns 40 on Aug. 18

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