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Sneak Peek: Gene Simmons & Shannon Tweed's Wedding Special

by Chris Harnick, posted Oct 17th 2011 10:20AM
Gene Simmons WeddingThey actually did it: Gene Simmons and Shannon Tweed have officially tied the knot. Naturally, the cameras for 'Gene Simmons Family Jewels' were there to capture it all.

The couple's nuptials will be celebrated in true reality-show fashion with a two-night special. The fun begins on Mon., Oct. 17 from 9-11PM on A&E. It continues Tues., Oct. 18 with another two hours starting at 9PM and a post-wedding interview at 11PM.

Look for the special to include everything from the wedding planning to the walk down the aisle. AOL TV has a special sneak peek of the TV event below.

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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.

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Gene Simmons and Shannon Tweed Finally Tie the Knot

by Catherine Lawson, posted Oct 3rd 2011 7:15AM
'Family Jewels' Gene and Shannon'Family Jewels' fans have long known that Shannon Tweed said "yes" to Gene Simmons' marriage proposal, which featured in the Season 6 finale.

Now, just ahead of the Season 7 premiere, comes the news that the rocker and his partner of 28 years finally tied the knot this past weekend.

And yes, the 'Family Jewels' cameras were rolling: The nuptials will feature in an episode to be aired later this month.

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Gene Simmons and Shannon Tweed Set Their Wedding Date

by Catherine Lawson, posted Sep 2nd 2011 7:30AM
Gene Simmons and Shannon Tweed'Family Jewels' fans left hanging by the "will she or won't she?" Season 6 finale need wonder no longer.

We watched Gene Simmons propose (finally!) to longtime girlfriend Shannon Tweed back in July and now, instead of settling in for the long engagement some may have expected, the reality TV stars have announced that they're tying the knot next month.

The pair have released a wedding invitation, which reveals that the ceremony will take place on October 1 at The Beverly Hills Hotel in Los Angeles, and that there's a dress code.

"Classy Cocktail Attire Requested ... although we know some Rockstar attire will be worn." (Hey, could that mean that Gene will get hitched in full KISS makeup and boots? We hope so!)

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Top 5 TVR Clips of the Week: Jessica Alba Gets Pregnant Sex-Ed, Andy Cohen Loses It & More (VIDEO)

by Alex Moaba, posted Jul 30th 2011 12:30PM

We learned a lot this week. We finally saw how much jibberish the 'Real Housewives' can yell before Andy Cohen reached his breaking point. Jessica Alba learned that she can indeed have sex while pregnant. Gene Simmons learned the hard way that in order to propose to your long-time girlfriend, you must not be so exhausted that you can't form coherent sentences. Lady Gaga confirmed that a 'So You Think You Can Dance' contestant is actually talented. And Kat Von D taught us all the valuable lesson that it might not be the best idea to get a tattoo of Jesse James's face. Check out the clips after the jump, and vote for your favorite in our weekly poll.

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Kathie Lee and Hoda React To Gene Simmons' Proposal (VIDEO)

by Nick Zaino, posted Jul 28th 2011 12:45PM
Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb react to Gene Simmons proposing to Shannont Tweed on 'Today'Last month, it appeared Gene Simmons' relationship with Shannon Tweed was on the verge of ending when the two sparred over Simmons' infidelities on 'Today' (weekdays, 7AM on NBC). This week, we saw a much more humble Simmons get down on bended knee, proposing to Tweed on 'Gene Simmons Family Jewels.' Thursday on 'Today,' Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb wondered if the couple's appearance on the show had anything to do with the proposal.

They also questioned whether the whole thing had been a set-up to generate ratings for the reality show. "I believe it," said Kotb. "I believe the whole thing." Gifford was suspicious, wondering how the cameras were there to catch the whole thing. Despite the fact that she liked both of them more than she expected, she said, "I don't know what to believe."

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'Gene Simmons Family Jewels' Finale Preview: Gene Proposes to Shannon

by Matt Herman, posted Jul 26th 2011 1:45PM
Gene Simmons: Family JewelsIt hasn't been the best of times for Gene Simmons and Shannon Tweed on this season of their hit A&E reality show, 'Gene Simmons Family Jewels' (Tues., 10PM). However, all that may change with one simple question: "Will you marry me?"

In the sneak peek at Tuesday's episode below, the KISS frontman, who has openly denounced marriage, proposes to longtime girlfriend Tweed.

Over the last few weeks, the duo made some disastrous talk show appearances -- 'Today' in particular -- and Tweed even walked out on Simmons in an earlier episode. Can marriage solve their problems?

"I used to watch movies where they say, 'I can't live without you,' but for me it's true," Simmons says in the clip.

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Things Are Still Far From Good Between Gene Simmons and Shannon Tweed (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Jul 20th 2011 3:35AM
'Gene Simmons Family Jewels'Things are still very tense between Gene Simmons and Shannon Tweed. Even though she did stop in to see him on tour, along with their kids, the tension backstage when the two met was palpable on 'Gene Simmons Family Jewels' (Tue., 10PM ET on A&E).

Simmons seems unsure of what to do to win her over, but we're not sure he's even fully grasped what he's done to be on the verge of losing her. He may understand on some intellectual level, but at a visceral gut level he doesn't seem to fully comprehend her position.

Tweed was there for him in person, but she was hardly there emotionally, and barely there at all. There were long moments of silence. When Gene asked her to stay and have lunch with him, she was quiet. She did not want to go back to his room with him, but did stay with their daughter.

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Gene Simmons Admits He Needs To Grow Up on 'The Talk' (VIDEO)

by Nick Zaino, posted Jun 20th 2011 5:10PM
Gene Simmons says it's time to grow up on 'The Talk'Gene Simmons admitted it was time to grow up and avoid the temptations of the rock and roll lifestyle on Monday's episode of 'The Talk' (weekdays, syndicated on CBS). After a week in which his long-running relationship with Shannon Tweed fell apart on national TV, first on 'Today' and then on 'Gene Simmons Family Jewels,' Simmons made a public plea to win Tweed back.

"For the record," he said, "I love Shannon Tweed. I want to work this out. There's no chance of me ever running out on my kids or Shannon. I will do anything I can to make sure I finally grow up and be a man."

Wayne Brady was also a guest on the show, and said it was a big deal for Simmons to come out and say that publicly, instead of displaying some sort of hyped up bravado. "I applaud you," he said. Time will tell if the man who wrote 'Calling Dr. Love' is willing to call a relationship counselor.

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'Gene Simmons Family Jewels': Shannon Walks Out on Gene (VIDEO)

by Mike Moody, posted Jun 15th 2011 1:44AM
gene simmons, shannon tweed, gene simmons family jewelsIt looks like Gene Simmons' wandering eye (and hands and, er, other parts) finally caught up with him on the season premiere of 'Gene Simmons Family Jewels' (Tue., 10PM ET on A&E TV).

Simmons' long-time partner Shannon Tweed confronted the KISS rocker after spying an online photograph of him cavorting with a pair of blonde babes while he was supposed to be at a "business meeting."

Tweed wasn't joking when she told TV Guide that Season 6 would "show lots of warts this year." After grilling Simmons about his night out, a tearful Tweed said that she was "sick" of living with Simmons and headed straight for the door.

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Kathie Lee and Hoda Rehash Awkward Gene Simmons/Shannon Tweed Interview (VIDEO)

by Nick Zaino, posted Jun 14th 2011 2:30PM
Hoda Kotb and Kathie Lee Gifford talk about Gene Simmons and Shannon Tweed on 'Today'Monday on 'Today' (weekdays, 7AM on NBC), Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb conducted an uncomfortable interview with Gene Simmons and Shannon Tweed that focused on Simmons' infidelity. Simmons was shown photos of himself with other women, and Tweed said their longtime relationship was unraveling. Perhaps they'll be pioneering a breakup-in-progress reality show on the new season of 'Family Jewels'.

Tuesday, Gifford and Kotb read the Twitter responses from both Simmons and Tweed about the appearance. Simmons, not surprisingly, didn't enjoy the interview. "Kathie Lee and Hoda tore into me," he posted. "Shannon is the angel. I'm the devil." Tweed, however, enjoyed herself, asking via Twitter for a couch full of single guys for her next appearance.

Gifford said she had thought they both knew what they were getting into when they started their relationship, one between a rock star and Playboy model. "I think both of them were not children when they got together," she said. "I think both of them went in with their eyes wide open."

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Gene Simmons and Shannon Tweed Display Unraveling Relationship on 'Today' (VIDEO)

by Nick Zaino, posted Jun 13th 2011 1:15PM
Shannon Tweed and Gene Simmons on 'Today'Kathie Lee Gifford asked Gene Simmons Monday on 'Today' (weekdays, 7AM on NBC) if he were in "deep pooky." There are all sorts of slang definitions for that word, and we're assuming Gifford did not mean Garfield's beloved bear. But Simmons is in deep trouble, if his longtime partner Shannon Tweed's responses in Monday's interview are any indication.

The interview centered around Simmons' infidelities, starting with a photo of him with other women. "Oh, kill me now," Simmons said, fiddling with his collar. Tweed looked angry to be there. Hoda Kotb asked Simmons about his assertion that he didn't know the women except from that photo. "Please," said Tweed. "What he means is he didn't know their names."

Tweed said the relationship has pretty much unraveled, but in the interest of the upcoming season of 'Gene Simmons Family Jewels' which details the situation, she didn't want to say too much. "I don't want to give away everything," she said, "but it's not looking great."

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Gene Simmons Gets Grilled About Cheating on 'Chelsea Lately' (VIDEO)

by Mike Moody, posted Jun 10th 2011 4:35AM
gene simmons chelseaGene Simmons became Chelsea Handler's latest target, as the chat show host took the KISS rocker to task about his many sexual affairs (shudder) on 'Chelsea Lately' (Weeknights, 11PM ET on E!).

But the big-haired -- and, apparently, insatiable -- star of 'Gene Simmons: Family Jewels' didn't seem too rattled by an enraged Handler, who grilled him about cheating on his long-time girlfriend by "penetrating other women."

Always the showman, Simmons deflected Handler's outrage and cutting, personal questions with funny, lazy quips -- "I've turned my attention to farm animals" -- and misdirection. He also lavished praise on his girlfriend. Who he cheats on. Like, all the time.

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Lady Gaga to Headline 'GMA' Summer Concert Series, Burt Reynolds, Christopher Lloyd Book TV Roles and More

by Chris Harnick, posted Apr 4th 2011 11:00AM
Lady GagaLady Gaga will kick off the summer concert series on 'Good Morning America.'

ABC announced the news during this morning's 'GMA' broadcast. Look for Gaga to take the stage on May 27, four days after her new album drops.

'GMA' has been beefing up its content to draw younger viewers. Last month the morning show welcomed Britney Spears with a concert event.

Last summer Lady Gaga took the stage as part of the 'Today' show's summer concerts.

In other TV news ...

Burt Reynolds will star opposite LeAnn Rimes in 'Reel Love,' a CMT original movie. Reynolds will play father to Rimes' Holly, a successful woman who returns to her small-town home after a family emergency. [Deadline]

Christopher Lloyd has joined the cast of an NBC comedy pilot. The 'Back to the Future' actor will play grandfather to a family of doctors. The pilot also stars Jean Smart, Adam J. West and Jere Burns. Lloyd recently popped up in an episode of 'Fringe.' [Deadline]

Looks like Charlie Sheen did better in Chicago than in Detroit. The controversial actor was met with a standing ovation after changing the 'My Violent Torpedo of Truth / Defeat is Not an Option' tour structure. [A.P.]

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The Show Girl Talks 'Off the Map,' 'Vampire Diaries' & Gene Simmons vs. The Beatles

by Maggie Furlong, posted Dec 10th 2010 10:00AM
Jason George, 'Off the Map''Off the Map' is the sexy new medical drama from the people behind 'Grey's Anatomy' and 'Private Practice.' And since I'm sure the casts of both shows are dying to do a little crossover with their new pals -- 'Off the Map' shoots in Hawaii, people! -- I asked star Jason George which one star from either show he'd most like to have on. Paging a certain Oceanside Wellness doc!

I also catch up with Candice Accola to ease the pain of 'The Vampire Diaries' holiday break. Yes, the fall finale was action-packed enough to tide fans over until January, but aren't you just a teensy bit curious about what shows she watches when she's not working? Her answer says so much about her ... and it cracks me up.

Then I chat with The Demon himself, KISS rocker Gene Simmons, about his 'Family Jewels' and inspirations. For music lovers who worship at the altar of The Beatles -- and really, who doesn't -- fair warning that his comments are beyond sacrileges.

Got questions? E-mail me (TheTVShowGirl@aol.com) or tweet me (@TheTVShowGirl) your TV questions, and I'll try to get you answers on the show. -- By Maggie Furlong

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