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Was the Gene Simmons-Shannon Tweed Wedding a Ploy for TV Ratings? (VIDEO)

by Alex Moaba, posted Oct 3rd 2011 3:00PM
Gene Simmons and Shannon Tweed got married this weekend after living together for 20 years. The wedding ended a year's worth of public bickering that played out on their reality show 'Gene Simmons Family Jewels' and 'Today,' (weekdays, 9AM ET on NBC) where they got into an awkward argument a few days before their show's premiere.

Hoda, Andy Cohen and Khloe Kardashian discussed the up-and-down relationship, and wondered if all the drama, and reconciliation, was an elaborate reality TV setup. Khloe, who knows a thing or two about made-for-TV weddings, said the Simmons-Tweed situation doesn't ring true to her. "That's my only thing, it's just different when you get every single thing on camera," she said.

"It takes planning," Hoda said. "I'm reading between the lines and hearing what you're saying." You mean that the fight, proposal and wedding were just ploys for TV ratings? We had never even considered such a horrifying possibility!


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luv2boys

Well, she would know better than anyone about phony weddings....

October 06 2011 at 2:41 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
JoAnn

Wow, and she didn't get married on TV because of ratings? Her sister's wedding isn't being televised because of ratings? Give me a break. This no talent nobody shouldn't comment or criticize anything anyone does. Where would or better yet, should she really be? They would have nothing if it wasn't for the fact that her father was a very high paid lawyer who represented alot of questionable clients. The only real business person in this family, and I really hate to say it, is the mother. She realized it was ripe for the getting and sold her family to TV for watever she could get and continues to. She is one shrewd business person. The sisters on the other hand are all about the money...oh yeah and don't forget the brother who doesn't even work or do anything for that matter. Reality TV is big bucks right now. I will agree, however, that Gene and Shannon probably did this on TV for ratings, but he has made a fortune on the kiss name and merchandising.

October 04 2011 at 2:08 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Sexy Beast

I'm a huge KISS fan, and while I don't think the wedding was for ratings, I do believe their public fighting and her walk-offs were for ratings. However, good for them.....

October 04 2011 at 1:28 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Viddy

Duh!

October 04 2011 at 1:24 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
bob

This from the queens of being a "media *****" .

October 04 2011 at 1:09 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
sksnyder25

Anybody who has watched this show knows how badly Gene has hurt Shannon with his women. I don't see how this was a put on for ratings. Gene went thru therapy to find out why he had such a negative reaction to marriage. It all had to do with his father abandoning him. Shannon was truly blown away when he asked her to marry him. I don not believe this was a put on whatsoever. She felt insecure getting older, her children grown, and no wedding ring. She felt taken for granted and unsure about her future with Genee. Gene found out after she left him he really couldn't live without her and that's when he decided to ask her to marry him.

October 04 2011 at 12:36 PM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down Reply
blondettoo

Whats wrong with that? They do have a show to do!!

October 04 2011 at 12:24 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
steph61

how is 28 years....suddenly getting married?...good for them cant wait to watch the show....

October 04 2011 at 12:12 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
HELLO BEEMER

everything these people do are for $$$$$$ the Kardashiens are no talent "nobodys" and Gene Simmons with his wierd plastic surgery face is just a has-been old rock star who thinks he is still appealing to every woman. grow up people and get these stubid show off the airways. too too much of this!!!

October 04 2011 at 11:52 AM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply
Peachi

how much did she get paid to sit there and add her opinion? 1month of dating 0 kids compared to 28years and to good looking kids? go figure......lol

October 04 2011 at 11:16 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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