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Spin-Off Copies? No, These 9 Shows Were Real Hits!

April 15th, 2014 4:00pm EDT
The Simpsons
Remember what it was like when you were dedicated to one show only, you never missed an episode and hoped your favorite characters (or personalities) would get their turn in the spotlight? Well that did happen to these classic spin-offs, who found their niche in television history and rightly remain some of the most unique and diverse group of programming ever made for television.

1. "The Simpsons"

(Spun off of "The Tracey Ullman Show")

"The Simpsons" was a cartoon short utilized in the series "The Tracey Ullman Show" during its run from 1987-1990. The show took on a life of its own i...
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Gene Simmons & Shannon Tweed Finally Wed

October 2nd, 2011 10:58am EDT
Gene Simmons and Shannon Tweed
KISS star Gene Simmons has married his longtime partner Shannon Tweed in a romantic ceremony in California.

The couple, who have been together for 28 years and have two grown-up children, exchanged vows they had written themselves during an outdoor ceremony at the Beverly Hills hotel in Los Angeles on Saturday in front of 400 guests, including Playboy boss Hugh Hefner.

Simmons' KISS bandmate Paul Stanley was among the wedding party and the couple's daughter Sophie acted as maid of honor, according to People.com.

The publication reports Sophie, 19, also sang "At Last" by Etta James as the...
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Gene Simmons Sets Wedding Date

September 2nd, 2011 9:01am EDT
Gene Simmons
Rocker Gene Simmons has wasted no time in setting his wedding date to long-term partner Shannon Tweed following his proposal in July - they will exchange vows next month.

The Kiss frontman has lived with the model since 1985 and they are parents to 22-year-old son Nicholas and 18-year-old daughter Sophie. Simmons' proposal was played out on reality TV show Gene Simmons Family Jewels, and now the pair has just weeks to plan its nuptials after announcing the wedding will take place in Los Angeles on October 1st.

Their wedding invite states, "Sophie Alexandra Tweed-Simmons and Nicholas Ada...
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Gene Simmons Proposes To Longterm Girlfriend Shannon Tweed

July 26th, 2011 9:30am EDT
Gene Simmons Family Jewels
Rocker Gene Simmons has proposed to his girlfriend of 28 years, Shannon Tweed.

The KISS frontman and the model are parents to 22-year-old son Nicholas and 18-year-old daughter Sophie, and have lived together since 1985.

They are currently starring in reality TV show Gene Simmons Family Jewels, on which their strained relationship has come under the spotlight - last month the couple fell out during the filming of the show after Simmons poked fun at his infamous womanizing ways.

But, now the star has pledged his love to the former Playboy model, getting on his knees to propose on the se...
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Gene Simmons Working On Repairing His Relationship With Shannon Tweed

June 28th, 2011 4:21pm EDT
Gene Simmons
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
Gene Simmons Family Jewels
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 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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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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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 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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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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Happily Unmarried With Children: Stars Who Haven't Tied The Knot

July 14th, 2009 9:36am EDT
Unmarried celebrity couples
A National Center for Education Statistics Study found that 52% of nonmarital births in the United States are to couples who live together but aren't married. This growing fad seems especially prominent in Hollywood where it's trendy to have babies out of wedlock. Although Hollywood isn't the land of tradition, one has to wonder why these couples who live together and have children together choose not to get married.

Perhaps the couple intended to tie the knot when they accidentally got pregnant. Now the new parents are too busy with the baby that their wedding plans kept getting put off...
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Gene Simmons Urinal Mints Are A Hit With Fans

June 16th, 2009 10:50pm EDT
Gene Simmons Family Jewels Urinals
Kiss Star Gene Simmons has sparked a new craze for stealing used urinal mints from public toilets across America. The rocker thought it would be a giggle to promote his reality TV show Gene Simmons Family Jewelsby advertising where men pee - but he never thought fans would pick up the urine-soaked publicity items.

The fact that the deodorant blocks reward the accurate with a recorded message from Simmons, whose face appears on them, has turned them into instant collectors' must-haves.

But Simmons says, "Please leave the urinal cake in the pee hole for others to enjoy. Reports have com...
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'Gene Simmons Family Jewels' Returns For An All-New Season

June 7th, 2009 7:05am EDT
Gene Simmons
Legendary rock god and multi-hyphenate Gene Simmons and his unconventional family are back and better than ever for an all-new season of A&E’s hit unscripted series "Gene Simmons Family Jewels," premiering with a special one-hour episode tonight at 10:00 PM ET/PT.

The 15-episode season kicks off with Sophie’s sweet sixteen party, giving viewers an all access pass to the milestone celebration. When a case of sibling rivalry spirals out of control, Nick pulls on dad's heartstrings and his sense of theatrics to escalate the low key party she wanted into the blowout of the century, all t...
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Reality TV Stars We Can't Get Enough Of & Those Who Need To Go Away

May 28th, 2009 9:45am EDT
Brooke Hogan
There is a reality show for everything these days, from dog grooming to etiquette training. While most of the reality personalities are grueling to watch as they pretend they are actual celebrities, there are some reality show stars that we can't take our eyes off.

Here are a few Reality TV stars that we can't get enough of:

Kim Kardashian

On "Keeping Up with the Kardashians," Kim is actually enjoyable to watch. Unlike her mother and her two sisters, she seems more down to earth and a little less self-centered. Since her sisters Khloe and Kourtney are jetting off to ...
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Gene Simmons' Son Launches Comic Book Career

April 9th, 2009 3:14pm EDT
Gene Simmons
Gene Simmons' son Nick is launching his career as a cartoonist at this year's comic book Mecca Comic Con.

The 20-year-old - who stars alongside his family in reality TV show Family Jewels - will unveil his creation Incarnate at the San Diego, California event. Simmons tells Brazilian newspaper Comércio do Jahu, "Nick is a cartoonist. He writes and draws Incarnate, which will be launched in Comic Con San Diego."

The KISS rocker is thrilled with his offspring's career choice - because he's a huge graphic novel fan himself. Comic book icon Stan Lee recently revealed how the star on...
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Coolest Reality TV Dads

March 6th, 2009 3:20pm EST
Bruce Jenner
As E! is set to bring viewers back into the glamorous and chaotic world of the Kardashian family when the third season of the hit series "Keeping Up with the Kardashians" premieres this Sunday, March 8, at 10:00 pm ET/PT, we bring you this spiffy Top Reality TV Dads feature!

Perhaps one of the bigger reality show WTF moments was when Kardashians first came out everyone watching scratched their heads thinking is that Bruce Jenner? Yep, it is (but more about Bruce later).

In the mean time, here are our eight "Top Reality TV Dads:"

Ozzy Osbourne (The Osbournes)

Shaaaa-ron! Th...
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Top A&E Shows You Should Be Watching

November 24th, 2008 11:17am EST
Gene Simmons Family Jewels
A&E is a great channel to catch up on The Sopranos, Third Watch, and CSI Miami and to indulge in their reality show lineup. A&E's most popular reality shows include Criss Angel Mindfreak, Dog The Bounty Hunter, and Gene Simmons Family Jewels. There are a few others that you should be watching; here are the top picks.

Intervention, Mondays at 8:00 PM

Why it's great: It's very inspiring and powerful yet makes you feel a little better about yourself, however wrong that may be! Family and friends of addicts unsuspectingly meet with a counselor and stage an intervention for the peop...
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New TV On DVD, Nov. 18

November 18th, 2008 8:00am EST
Bones
On season 3 of Bones there's a new serial killer arc, more gristly and diabolical than most, and later in the season it has tragic consequences. Also on DVD: Charmed the complete series, Gene Simmons Family Jewels season 3, Hawaii Five-O season 5, The Odd Couple season 5.
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Summer TV Preview: Forget the Beach, Cable Is The Place To Be

May 30th, 2008 8:30am EDT
Law and Order CI
While the cable networks still lag far behind the broadcast networks in the ratings department (well, four of them anyway), they have made great strides in terms of matching, and often times exceeding, the big dogs when it comes to quality original programming.

At no time of the year is this trend more evident than in the summer. While the broadcast networks are unsurprisingly going with a bevy of unscripted fare (including entirely too many reality competition shows), the cable networks are once again proving to be the place to turn for quality, original, SCRIPTED programming.

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'Gene Simmons Family Jewels' Returns For Third Season March 11

February 10th, 2008 3:45pm EST
Gene Simmons Family Jewels
Legendary rock star Gene Simmons and his unconventional family are back and better than ever for an all-new season of A&E's hit Real-Life series Gene Simmons Family Jewels, premiering with back-to-back episodes on Tuesday, March 11th at 10:00 PM ET/PT. The 24 episode season kicks off with Gene preparing for the ultimate challenge – a lie detector test to determine if he has been faithful to Shannon Tweed, his "Happily UNmarried" companion of 24 years and the mother of his two children, Nick and Sophie.

A true test for the legendary ladies man, Gene will have to answer questions put fo...
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Starpulse Holiday Gift Guide: TV Goodies

November 23rd, 2007 12:19pm EST
Gilmore Girls
With no end to the writer’s strike in sight, viewers are going to be stuck with dozens of repeats and reality shows. Blech. One way to battle the TV blues is to turn to DVDs for entertainment. The holidays are quickly approaching, so it’s perfect timing to watch, buy, or put on your wish list some of your favorite TV shows while waiting for new episodes to air.

DVDs:

Have you had a chance to catch the new CBS drama “Moonlight?” If you’re a new vampire voyeur, or a longtime fan of the fanged persuasion, the “Angel” 30-disc collector’s DVD set is a must-see. The collection feature...
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New TV On DVD, Nov. 20

November 20th, 2007 8:00am EST
CSI
Set in Las Vegas, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation focuses on the activities of the Crime Scene Investigations Bureau. Working the overnight shift, the characters deploy state-of-the-art forensic technology to solve unsolvable crimes. Season seven is now on DVD. Also in stores: season two of Gene Simmons' Family Jewels and Charles in Charge; season five of The Doris Day Show; and the complete series of Chappelle's Show, Queer as Folk, and Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist.
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Gene Simmons & Shannon Tweed Snap Playboy Playmate

August 19th, 2007 2:18pm EDT
Gene Simmons & Shannon Tweed
Kiss Rocker Gene Simmons and his longtime partner Shannon Tweed have turned photographers for Playboy's website.

The couple has signed on to become Playboy.com's latest celebrity guest photographers - as part of a challenge on reality TV series Gene Simmons Family Jewels.

Simmons and Tweed, a former Playboy Playmate, photographed Miss April 2001 Katie Lohman as part of a session on Friday, Publisher Hugh Hefner will decide who took the best shots of the pin-up.

If Tweed wins, Simmons will be forced to attend his sister-in-law's upcoming Las Vegas wedding.

Past celebr...
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Fan Pays $75,000 To Dine With Gene Simmons

April 6th, 2007 3:54pm EDT
Gene Simmons
A superfan of former Kiss star Gene Simmons has won a date with the rocker and his partner Shannon Tweed after bidding $75,000 at an online charity auction. The unnamed fan outbid rivals on auction site eBay for the chance to dine with the stars of reality TV show Gene Simmons' Family Jewels.

In a posting on his website, Simmons writes: "I'm proud to report the eBay auction for a dinner with Miss Shannon Tweed and myself has officially closed. No more bids are being accepted.

"The winning bid: $75,000 dollars!!! All the money is to benefit Elizabeth Glazer Pediatric Aids. Thank yo...
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'Gene Simmons Family Jewels' Returns March 25

March 17th, 2007 8:00am EDT
Gene Simmons
Legendary Kiss rock star Gene Simmons and his unconventional family are back and better than ever for an all-new season of the hit real life series Gene Simmons Family Jewels, premiering with back-to-back episodes on A&E Sunday, March 25th at 9:00 PM ET/PT.

With its trademark warts and all style, the series promises to shock and entertain viewers as Gene and Shannon Tweed make television history with the broadcast of their dual facelift operations!

Talk about reality TV. For the first time ever, a celebrity couple allows cameras inside the operating room. Viewers will have an unc...
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Gene Simmons Goes Under The Knife On His Reality Show

March 3rd, 2007 12:00pm EST
Gene Simmmons
Kiss rocker Gene Simmons and longtime girlfriend Shannon Tweed are kicking off the second season of their reality show by having their face lifts filmed. The half-hour reality series, Gene Simmons Family Jewels, features the couple, along with their two teenagers. The Kiss frontman and the former Playboy Playmate will undergo the procedure on two episodes of the series airing April 1.

Simmons, 57, had a face lift and liposuction and explains the decision to film him going under the knife saying, "Honest to God, it just sort of happened. (The operation is) like a biology class, more fas...
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