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'All-Star Celebrity Apprentice': Dee Snider Decides To Take It

March 11th, 2013 2:49pm EDT
All-Star Celebrity Apprentice
Last week, Omarosa came out of the blocks swinging, and took out Bret Michael’s, whom she considered too strong a player to compete against. The 13 other celebrities, many of whom had encountered Omarosa before, took note of her tactics, but seemed to feel that Trump would never fire her this early in the game. Were they right?

This week starts with Donald Trump surprising the celebs after Bret’s firing, with the news that they’d be boarding “the greatest private airplane anywhere in the world.” It’s his own 757 of course, lah di dah. And they’re going to Universal Orlando Resort, for thei...
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Dee Snider Upset That VP Candidate Paul Ryan Used Twisted Sister Song

August 23rd, 2012 9:54am EDT
Dee Snider
Vice presidential hopeful Paul Ryan used Twisted Sister's popular tune "We're Not Gonna Take It" during a campaign stop in Pennsylvania, and the band's singer Dee Snider isn't too pleased.

On Tuesday, Mitt Romney's Republican running mate reportedly blared the classic hit to pump up the crowd at a political rally. Snider heard about it and has launched a formal complaint with Ryan's camp.

Sinder said in a statement: "I emphatically denounce Paul Ryan's use of my band Twisted Sister's song 'We're Not Gonna Take It' in any capacity. There is almost nothing he stands for that I agree with ex...
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The Rundown: Black Oxygen, Dee Snider, Keith Moody, Sharks, Janus

May 30th, 2012 6:42am EDT
The Rundown
This edition of the Rundown features reviews of the latest releases from Black Oxygen, Dee Snider, Keith Moody, Sharks and Janus.

File Under: Balls-Out Rock

Black Oxygen - The American Dream: If you’re into guitar solos, here are two words you need to become very familiar with very fast – Black Oxygen. Scratch that – five words – Black Oxygen – the American Dream. The debut from these Kansas City natives is no song and dance, it’s not a dog and pony show, it’s a true blue rock album with guitars at the forefront, an album that makes no bones about putting the bands six-string assets in th...
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'The Celebrity Apprentice' Finale - Arsenio Hall Takes The Title!

May 21st, 2012 2:48pm EDT
'The Celebrity Apprentice' Finale - Arsenio Hall Takes The Title
Last week on Celebrity Apprentice: Clay Aiken and Arsenio Hall, the Final Two, have been tasked with having to produce, host, and sell tickets to a celebrity charity event. They’ll be responsible for all aspects of the show, including creating a thirty second charity awareness ad, and producing a variety show to entertain their guests. They themselves will be the entertainment at their show. This week; the live finale.

Donald Trump lets us know that this is an important night – so important, that he’ll need the fastest car and driver possible to get to the show at the American Museum of Na...
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'The Celebrity Apprentice' – The Final Task Ends On A Cliffhanger

May 14th, 2012 6:03pm EDT
Clay Aiken, Arsenio Hall Advance to Finale
Previously, on Celebrity Apprentice: the Final Five was whittled down to four, when Teresa Giudice project managed her team’s assignment to a loss. But the Donald was not finished yet; he brought in last season’s Celebrity Apprentice winner John Rich, and runner up Marlee Matlin, to interview Arsenio Hall, Aubrey O’Day, Clay Aiken and Lisa Lampanelli. Based on John and Marlee’s recommendations, he fired Lisa. This week, we’ll find out the second person chopped, and have one last challenge. Next week, the winner will be chosen. Ready?

Arsenio, Aubrey and Clay wait nervously for Trump’s dec...
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Dee Snider Rips Axl Rose Over Hall Of Fame Snub

April 12th, 2012 8:11pm EDT
Dee Snider
Twisted Sister star Dee Snider has slammed Axl Rose for snubbing his Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction, insisting the Guns N' Roses frontman is "screwed up".

Rose has written to officials at the Hall of Fame declining the induction and revealing he won't be attending Saturday's gala in Cleveland, Ohio - and his stand has annoyed rocker-turned-radio host and TV personality Snider.

Interviewing Rose's former bandmate Slash at the Revolver Golden Gods awards in Los Angeles on Wednesday, the "We're Not Gonna Take It" singer, said, "Someone just told me that it's official Axl is not gonna sin...
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March Of Dimes President Says Dee Snider Is A 'Champion For All Babies'

April 3rd, 2012 9:46am EDT
Dee Snider
Twisted Sister star Dee Snider has raised $325,000 in support of women's reproductive health charities following his eviction from reality series Celebrity Apprentice on Sunday.

The frontman signed up as a contestant on the show in a bid to raise money for the March of Dimes, which works to help expectant mothers through pregnancy and provide support to infants with birthing problems.

And although Snider was booted from the show prematurely, the singer/actor still managed to hand over a massive check to his favorite charity, and March of Dimes president Dr. Jennifer L. Howse couldn't be m...
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'The Celebrity Apprentice' Recap: Pop Goes Debbie Gibson And Dee Snider While Aubrey O'Day Walks

April 2nd, 2012 9:21pm EDT
The Celebrity Apprentice
During an extended three hour episode, I watched the Celebrity Apprentice last night. And I only fell asleep twice! Here’s what happened:

Last week: The teams put together parties to launch a new line of mock tail drinks. The men of Unanimous won the challenge with their beach party, and the women of Forte suffered the loss of Patricia Velasquez, who was fired. Aubrey cried crocodile tears, as she had hoped Dayana Mendoza would be the one to leave. Clay Aiken brought checks worth $50,000.00 to the National Inclusion project.

This week, the teams meet up at Trump Towers with Donald Trump a...
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'The Celebrity Apprentice' Recap – Do You Not Like Venezuela?

March 26th, 2012 5:30pm EDT
The Celebrity Apprentice
Last week, on Celebrity Apprentice: The teams were tasked with making a viral video. Unanimous’ male team was led by Lou Ferrigno, and the female Forte team by Tia Carrere. The men’s earlier frustration with Lou was forgotten when Clay Aiken and Arsenio Hall pointed out that Penn Jillette’s brainstorming style was not supportive of Lou’s management. Penn suddenly found himself being put forward as a possible target for firing. But the women of Forte weren’t happy either, and Tia, as Project Manager, took responsibility and sacrificed herself for her team when they lost the challenge.

The B...
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'Celebrity Apprentice' – Lou Gives 120% While Aubrey Gives Tia Career Advice

March 19th, 2012 5:07pm EDT
Celebrity Apprentice
Last week, on The Celebrity Apprentice, the women’s FORTE team won the challenge, and the men of UNANIMOUS got gut punched when not one, but TWO of their team were fired. Both Adam Carolla, Project Manager, and Michael Andretti hit the road when Trump decreed that Adam’s biggest failing was not showcasing Michael’s brand power in a challenge revolving around cars. Oh, and for not naming names in the boardroom, naughty Adam. But the ladies had a few tussles that may impact the solidarity of their group before too long. Patricia Velasquez interviewed that the ‘back stabbing and lies’ must sto...
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Dee Snider To Release Album Of Broadway Tunes, Including Duet With Clay Aiken

March 13th, 2012 9:07am EDT
Dee Snider
Twisted Sister frontman Dee Snider is set to release an album of Broadway hits featuring duets with Cyndi Lauper, Bebe Neuwirth and Clay Aiken.

"Dee Does Broadway" will hit the market on May 8 to coincide with the release of the colourful rocker-turned-radio personality and reality TV star's autobiography, "Shut Up And Give Me The Mic."

The album features Snider's rendition of songs from musicals like "Damn Yankees," "Guys & Dolls," "Sweeney Todd" and "Chicago."

He also joins forces with the cast of "Priscilla, Queen Of The Desert" for a cover of "There Is Nothin' Like A Dame" from "Sout...
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'Celebrity Apprentice' Recap – 'Nice Shot, Oswald' - A Lesson Is Taught

March 12th, 2012 3:57pm EDT
The Celebrity Apprentice
Last week, the teams designed a ‘living window display’ for Ivanka Trump’s new fashion collection. The ladies team, FORTE, won, although the men of UNANIMOUS had a strong display and great branding ideas. George Takei took one for the team, although Lou Ferrigno was once again put forward as a weak link. The men feel that Lou presents himself as a go getter offering 110% when in the Board Room, but when actually working on a challenge, only offers ideas that center around his being the Hulk.

Dayana Mendoza had been Project Manager for FORTE, so she received the $20,000.00 donation for her...
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'The Celebrity Apprentice' Recap- Oh My! George Takei Falls On His Own Sword

March 5th, 2012 2:04pm EST
Celebrity Apprentice
Last week, the Celebrities worked a Medieval Times angle. Lou Ferrigno hulked out when Penn Jillette mentioned his lack of focus, but it was Victoria Gotti who got the axe. Can the ladies of Forte pull it together, now that Victoria is gone, or will the men of Unanimous carry on their winning streak?

After the firing, Lisa Lampanelli swore she’d never Project Manage again, but she’s more determined than ever that Forte kick some Unanimous butt. Penn Jillette had the pleasure to present his team’s win of $40,000.00 to Linda Smith for his charity “Opportunity Village”.

This week, Ivanka Tru...
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'The Celebrity Apprentice' Episode 2 – There's No Crying In Baseball Or Apprentice!

February 27th, 2012 3:13pm EST
THE CELEBRITY APPRENTICE
Last week, the celebs pushed ‘sammiches,’ making a record profit donation for any first week of the series, when American Chopper star Paul Teutel Sr. slightly overcharged one customer to the tune of $305,000. The men of Unanimous rocked, and walked, leaving the ladies in their dust. Although none of the women on Team Forte seemed to like Victoria Gotti’s attitude, they, and even The Donald, were not about to get on the Mob Princess’ bad side. So they axed the quietly classy, and original Supermodel Cheryl Tiegs. Looks like the ground rules have been laid; win by any means, and don’t worry...
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'The Celebrity Apprentice' Premiere Recap - Making Cheryl Tiegs Cry

February 20th, 2012 3:28pm EST
Celebrity Apprentice Premiere
“18 celebrities, 18 egos – all fighting to become The Celebrity Apprentice” Yep, that’s our Donald, rallying the troops. As the celebs gather, it’s hard not to share in Trump’s vision of a world ruled by his chosen few, those ‘used to be’ and ‘almost were’ C and D list celebrities who, armed only with smartphones, can strong arm their wealthy friends and fans into financially backing their charities.

What could be more frightening than Trump’s bombastic boasting? Each of the celebrities declaring their intention to win, while tiny mafia princess Victoria Gotti bluntly says “you have to wa...
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Q&A: Jesse Blaze Snider - A Rock Star Of Many Colors

January 23rd, 2012 1:40pm EST
Jesse Blaze Snider
Don't judge Jesse Blaze Snider solely by the fact that his father is rock legend Dee Snider.

In fact, don't judge him solely by the fact that he's also a musician. While he is in the family business, he's also a successful comic book writer (Dead Romeo, Hulk, Thor) and TV host (MTV2, Fuse and AOL's Top 11 Countdown). In between his many ventures, Jesse took the time to sit down with me and talk about growing up in the spotlight as well as making a versatile name for himself.

You're working on your first solo album right now. What can people expect from it?

I've been trying to kind of b...
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Are You Ready For The Next 'Celebrity Apprentice?' 18 New Celebs Named!

January 4th, 2012 7:25pm EST
Tia Carrere
Seems like my long wait for another glimpse of The Donald’s yummy son Don Jr. is nearing an end … “Celebrity Apprentice” will be back for its fifth season premiering Sunday, February 12 at 9pm EST/PST on NBC!

Another 18 celebs will be grinding it out to win the approval of Donald Trump, Don Jr., Ivanka and Eric Trump in the famed boardroom. As always, the chosen include a nice mix of “who the heck is that?” “really? I thought he/she was dead!” and “oh yeah, THAT guy/girl.”

Amongst the men playing are a couple of singers - pop star Clay Aiken, and 80’s Twisted Sister frontman rock star Dee...
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'Celebrity Apprentice' Fifth Season Cast Revealed - We Guess Who Will Win!

January 4th, 2012 3:00pm EST
Dee Snyder Celebrity Apprentice
In a cast announcement that rivals Dancing With the Stars' reveal, Celebrity Apprentice has announced a group of varied stars that should make the fifth season memorable.

Clay Aiken, Michael Andretti, Teresa Giudice, Victoria Gotti, Lisa Lampanelli, Dayana Mendoza, Dee Snider, Paul Teutul, Sr., Arsenio Hall, Adam Carolla, Lou Ferrigno, Penn Jillette, George Takei, Cheryl Tiegs, Debbie Gibson, Tia Carrere, Aubrey O'Day, and Patricia Velásquez will all compete to become the next Celebrity Apprentice.

My picks this season:

Winner - Woman: Debbie Gibson. Musicians always have a leg-up on the...
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'Celebrity Apprentice' – Retro Rumble – The Final Two Part 1

May 16th, 2011 11:51am EDT
Retro Rumble
Last week: two terrible OnStar promo videos later, Star Jones was fired. There are now only four Celebrities still in the game; Meat Loaf, Lil Jon, John Rich and Marlee Matlin.

We return to the lounge, where Lil Jon and John Rich are awaiting Trump’s decision. They know that Meat Loaf will give as good as he gets, but worry that Star will triumph again. They are ecstatic to see Meat. But Marlee, the other survivor, is teary and upset. She’s lost her team mate, and the win for her charity. Meat Loaf tries to cheer her up, but she clearly would have preferred Star to remain.

No time to rela...
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Lita Ford, Dee Snider & Motorhead's Lemmy Highlight Vegas Awards

August 23rd, 2010 9:48pm EDT
Lita Ford
Rocker Lita Ford took her two sons, James and Rocco, to the Vegas Rocks! Magazine Awards over the weekend. Motorhead star Lemmy, Twisted Sister's Dee Snider, Glenn Hughes and the Scorpions were among the rockers celebrated at the ceremony.

All were presented with achievement honors at the inaugural prizegiving, held at the Elvis Showroom inside the Las Vegas Hilton hotel.

The event, held to mark the publication's sixth anniversary, featured a show-stopping finale as Snider and former Runaways guitarist Ford took the stage together for a duet performance.

Snider received the Rock n' Roll ...
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Ohio Town Renames Itself In Honor Of Dee Snider

August 13th, 2010 8:43am EDT
Dee Snider
A town in Ohio is changing its name for a day in honor of Twisted Sister frontman Dee Snider.

Cridersville in Ohio will pay tribute to the heavy metal star on August 21st by becoming Snidersville. The idea came about after Snider jokingly requested the change on his House of Hair radio show - but officials decided to make it happen.

Snider will make the most of the day by embarking on a motorcycle ride from Lima, Ohio to Snidersville to raise money for a March of Dimes charity campaign fighting premature births.

Snider says, "I've had many dreams and been lucky enough to have most of...
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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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Interview: Art Imitates Life For 'Z Rock' Trio

October 7th, 2008 11:49am EDT
Z Rock
ZO2 is having the time of their life. The Brooklyn based band who has toured and played with legendary rock bands such as Kiss and Poison is now making a name of their own. They star in the loosely based reality series Z Rock on IFC (Independent Film Channel). The show is about three guys trying to make a living as a rock band by holding down a day job as children's entertainers. Starpulse met up with ZO2 (Paulie Z., David Z, and Joey Cassata) at the place they've called "home" for years- the legendary rock club Arlene's Grocery in NYC's lower east side. It was truly a rock star studded ev...
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CMT's 'Gone Country' Is Surprisingly Entertaining

February 11th, 2008 9:35am EST
Dee Snider
"Gone Country," a show in which mostly washed-up singers are resurrected as country stars, is the first show, to my knowledge, on CMT that I've watched in its entirety. I wouldn't call myself a country fan by any means, and at first glance this didn't seem like an appealing show at all. That was until I saw the lineup of goof balls that they had enlisted:

Dee Snider: He's the cross-dressing front man of Twisted Sister whose last major hit was over 20 years ago. I "met" him once in Chicago. He was going through a revolving door with me. I threw some metal horns at him with my hand...
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