12:52 PM EDT 04/13/2013
Originally posted 10/15/2012 04:00PM
Brett Michaels is a lover of all things furry ... even if the thing has fangs.
Originally posted 10/12/2012 11:35AM
They've heard the dreaded "You're Fired" before, but they're back for more!
Celebrity Apprentice is back with its all-star season, giving fan favorites another shot at a $250,000 prize for the charity of their choice. Among the crop of 14 who'll battle it out in the boardroom: Bret Michaels, Trace Adkins, Lil Jon, Marilu Henner, Lisa Rinna, La Toya Jackson, Gary Busey, Stephen Baldwin, Penn Jillette and Omarosa.
Show host Donald Trump and the new cast appeared on Friday's Today show to talk about what's in store for this season, which starts shooting Monday and will premiere in March 2013.
Originally posted 07/30/2012 03:45PM
The bloom is off the rose for Bret Michaels and girlfriend Kristi Gibson.
The "Every Rose Has Its Thorn" singer and his longtime ladylove have called off their engagement, his rep tells PEOPLE.
"Although the couple have separated they remain great friends and are committed to jointly raising their two daughters," says the rep.
Michaels, 49, and Gibson, 41, are parents to Raine Elizabeth, 12, and Jorja Bleu, 7.
After 16-plus years together Michaels finally proposed to Gibson on Dec. 2, 2010, with the cameras rolling; the big moment aired on the finale of his VH1 show Bret Michaels: Life As I Know It.
Originally posted 06/26/2012 05:45PM
Bret Michaels wanted a dog bed with metal studs.
"I wanted them," he tells PEOPLE, "but realized very quickly, not very safe, so got rid of them."
The rocker-by-day is speaking as a designer of pet accessories. It's an endeavor he took on with PetSmart this year, and one that's resulted in the firstPets Rock Collection, a line of toys, apparel and beds that are exactly what you might expect from Michaels.
Originally posted 02/22/2012 11:10AM
Forget about Law & Order – stars like Mariska Hargitay and Hilary Swank got into the Mardi Gras spirit this week in New Orleans, participating in the festival's traditional Krewe of Orpheus parade on Monday.
Decked out in bright, sparkling attire atop a decorated float, the actresses tossed beads and doubloons to the crowd gathered along the parade route.
Singer Bret Michaels, donning a bandana and sunglasses, also rode in the procession and tossed out beads to the throng of spectators.
The Poison frontman posted pictures of himself with both actresses on his Twitter feed. – Liz Raftery
Originally posted 02/22/2012 10:30AM
Kristen Bell is going to be so jealous!
During a visit to Busch Gardens in Tampa, Fla., rocker Bret Michaels got to know a few members of the zoo's Animal Ambassadors team, including Harry the sloth, who enjoyed a big hug from Michaels.
Michaels took to the stage at Busch Gardens' Bands, Brew & BBQ festival over the weekend, and began an unusual pre-show ritual by hanging out with Harry, a young southern ground hornbill named Tufts, and a Burmese python.
Originally posted 11/14/2011 07:15AM
Bret Michaels has been through a lot in the past two years – and knows he's one of the lucky ones.
Sitting backstage with PEOPLE at the Orlando Hard Rock Cafe, a thin but energetic Michaels, discussing his health scare and his fortunes both good and bad, says: "It has been rough. But I'm feeling pretty damn good. I'm really blessed to be here."
In April 2010, the Poison frontman and reality star, 48, underwent an emergency appendectomy. A few days later, he was struck by a subarachnoid hemorrhage – bleeding in his brain stem that could have proved fatal.
After surgery, he was hospitalized again, this time with a small stroke. And in January, he had surgery to repair a hole in his heart. "It was one thing after another," says Michaels. "It was like, 'What next?' "
Originally posted 08/12/2011 07:30AM
Jani Lane, former lead singer of the '80s glam metal group Warrant, was found dead in a Southern California motel Thursday night, according to reports. He was 47.
No cause of death has been announced. Lane's body was found at the Comfort Inn in Woodland Hills, reports TMZ.com.
"We'd like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of Jani Lane regarding their loss," longtime friend Bret Michaels Tweeted Thursday night. "Respectfully, Bret and all at MEGI."
Mötley Crüe's Nikki Sixx added: "I just heard the sad news about Janie Lane. So hard to swallow when people have kids. RIP."
Originally posted 05/31/2011 05:30PM
Alec Baldwin has gone from 30 Rock to '80s rock.
Sporting long locks and facial hair, the actor, 53, threw on a bandana and a Levi's jacket while filming a scene for the big-screen adaptation of Rock of Ages.
Director Adam Shankman Tweeted the photo of Baldwin and the flick's costar Russell Brand.
Originally posted 03/26/2011 11:20AM
The June 2009 Tony Awards scenery mishap that resulted in a head injury to Bret Michaels has now erupted into a lawsuit that the musician filed Friday in Los Angeles, according to documents obtained by PEOPLE.
Michaels's attorney, Alex Weingarten, issued the following press statement, reports EW.com: "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."
In the suit against CBS and the Tony Awards for unspecified damages, Michaels – who ever since the incident has suffered precarious health – claims that despite his asking producers for instructions on where to stand on the Radio City Music Hall stage during his performance, he was only told to "simply exit the stage from the rear."
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