It’s kind of bizarre to consider that just twenty years ago, the reality television genre was just a voyeuristic curiosity (really it was just one series, MTV’s The Real World). These days, “unscripted” programming rules airwaves. And as much as you whine about its trashy brainlessness, you know you love it — and you’ve turned its stars into bonafide celebs with real Hollywood power. Read more…
You may recall that back in 2009, Bret Michaels and the rest of Poison played a Rock of Ages tribute at the Tony Awards that ended badly when a set piece fell on Michaels’ head. He was sent to the hospital for stitches and treatment for a broken nose as a result of the mishap. Well, nearly two years later, Michaels is suing CBS and the Tonys. His lawyer, Alex Weingarten explains “The Tony Awards dropped a piece of the stage on Bret’s head, and then instead of doing the right thing, joked about it and played it off for ratings … Bret never wanted to file a lawsuit, but the Tony Awards have left us with no choice. They must be held accountable for almost killing Bret, and that is what we are going to do.”
Sure, a few stitches doesn’t sound serious or like Bret was “almost killed,” but the suit alleges that the head trauma he suffered could very possibly be a cause for the brain hemorrhage he suffered in 2010. Bret claims he asked for direction on how to exit the stage after his performance and “was just told to walk off the rear of the stage — in what was ultimately the danger zone” where the piece of scenery slammed into him.
Back in 2009, Michaels wrote, “I am trying to remain very positive and somewhat humorous about the whole situation. …Over the last few days a lot of speculation as to what happened and who is to blame have surfaced. I need to make clear at no point since the incident occurred do I feel like the accident was malicious in any way and I feel this will all work itself out. However I must state I found it a little strange that the only statement released by the Tony organization was that I missed my mark and that I was completely fine.” Unfortunately, it seems like the humor of the situation has been lost and it’s time to take action. He is seeking unspecified damages.
After all those seasons of trying to find love with fake-boobed blondes named Ambre and Brandi, it turns out Bret Michaels‘ true love was waiting for him at home all along. After the Rock of Love series ended, Michaels reunited with his longtime girlfriend Kristi Lynn Gibson, who is also the mother of his two daughters. And after appearing together on his VH1 reality show Life As I Know It, Bret finally proposed to Kristi in the season finale.
There was much speculation that Bret and Kristi would get engaged earlier this year, but the couple denied all reports, having reconciled while Bret was recovering from the brain hemorrhage he suffered back in May. After Bret asked Kristi for her hand, he broke the news to their daughters Jorja and Rayne by saying “I did it! We’ll all be together forever! Family hug!” Congratulations are in order, this has been a trying year for the couple and there’s no better way to end it than with a family hug.
Bret Michaels has appeared healthy lately, which is great news following his medical scare earlier this year when he suffered a brain hemorrhage. Unfortunately, he’s not out of the woods just yet. While Bret was hospitalized, doctors found a hole in his heart, a condition he has had since birth but never knew about. Radar reported today that Michaels plans to have heart surgery to repair the hole in January.
Michaels has been busy touring and reconciling with his girlfriend Kristi Lynn Gibson this summer, and says he’s been taking it easy with regard to his health. A spokesperson told Radar “He said that there are times when, of course, he worries but he has great people around him and he’s very cautious.” The spokesperson also sounded optimistic about Bret’s future, explaining that “He’ll rest up, have surgery, take some time off, hopefully take a family vacation and get back on the road touring and promoting his upcoming book.” Sounds like it’s a good thing Bret didn’t become an American Idoljudge after all, the auditions alone might kill him.
Bret appeared on the CBS Early Show today to promote his latest album and explained “No. We are not engaged yet, we’re a work in progress.” He said that the ring Kristi wears is not an engagement ring but “a promise ring … a friendship ring, with benefits. That’s what we call it.” Hey, they’ve been romantically involved for sixteen years and have two kids – as cute as their inevitable wedding-preparation reality show would be (you know it would happen), they don’t seem like the types to really rush things in order to make it legal.
So much for the Rock of Love and the bus it rode in on. Following his stroke, heart surgery and brain hemorrhage, Bret Michaels reunited with his off-again, on-again girlfriend of several years, Kristi Lynn Gibson, with whom he has two daughters, Raine and Jorja. The family, seen here at the Late Show With David Letterman looks adorable – gotta love a kid that can throw devil hands better than her rock star father, as daughter Raine is doing here. It’s too bad he already used the Rock Of Love Bus title for his show about the trashy ladies, we would have really preferred seeing him turn his kids into a traveling family band a la The Partridge Family and using the title in a more wholesome way, these girls look like they could rock out.
Consult your doctor before taking medical advice from Bret Michaels. Discussing how his lifelong battle with diabetes has affected his sex life in Elle Magazine, the Rock Of Love star admitted to some sketchy methods for improving his sex life.
The only time it will ever affect you in bed is if you have extremely low blood sugar and you go into insulin shock, at which point you won’t be standing up, let alone performing sex. However, I will sometimes hold off on the insulin, which will jack my blood sugar level up to the low 200 range. It’s like how a prizefighter will want to go into the ring with his blood sugar levels high. It gives you the stamina of a bull. So, yes, sometimes I will endanger my own life to pleasure a woman.
While that bull-like stamina has done him well over the years, we hope Bret is exaggerating the risks he’s taking a little. Then again, there are worse ways to go… [H/T HuffPost]
Theater freaks offended by the presence of Poison at last night’s Tony Awards should appreciate what happened to Bret Michaels at the end of their performance. The rockers—representing Rock Of Ages—dominated the bombastic opening medley, but victory turned to embarrassment when Michaels was knocked to the ground by a descending set piece. The Rock Of Love hero is not believed to be seriously injured, but reportedly had x-rays taken after the calamity. Hard to imagine a stage pro like Bret could get beaned on Broadway!
Check out the gallery to see Bret and the boys on the red carpet with legendary groupie Angela Lansbury and other theater stars. For a close-up of the clotheslining, click here.
Rock of Love Bus star Bret Michaels stopped by Ellen today and revealed that his dream girl is a combination of Brad Pitt‘s famous ladies.
When Ellen DeGeneres probed Bret about what his perfect woman was like, he explained that she needed to be a combination of good and bad. When Ellen asked who exactly that would be like, he explained that his heart beats for a “combination of Angelina Jolie and Jennifer Aniston.”
Bret also insisted that although this is his third season of Rock of Love, he is not “doing it for great TV” but really is trying to find love. Bret also revealed that he and Rock of Love 2 winner Ambre Lake are still in touch, but it just didn’t work out.
“She and me still get together and talk, but it didn’t pan out,” he says.
According to Bret, he may not have to look for love any more! When Ellen asked if he found someone on Rock of Love Bus, which is now done taping, Bret enthusiastically answered, “Absolutely!”
VH1′s Rock of Love 2 runner-up Daisy De La Hoya is bringing her flailing arms, 4th grade unicorns and rainbows sensibility, and crying fits to her spin-off reality show Daisy of Love. Tune in to Daisy of Love this Spring to watch all the drama go down while Daisy embarks on her quest for true love. Check out our gallery of Daisy looking sexy on the beach in Hawaii while she films her new reality show. [Photo: Splash News Online]