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PHOTO: Alec Baldwin Channels Bret Michaels

PHOTO: Alec Baldwin Channels Bret Michaels

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.

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Bret Michaels Sues CBS and Tony Awards over Head Injury | Bret Michaels

Bret Michaels Sues CBS and Tony Awards over Head Injury

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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Bret Michaels Has Winning Advice for Celebrity Apprentice Contestants | Bret Michaels

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Bret Michaels Has Winning Advice for Celebrity Apprentice Contestants

Originally posted 03/13/2011 06:10PM

After all the battles Bret Michaels has fought over the past 12 months, he still ranks winning Celebrity Apprentice as "one the toughest things I've ever done emotionally and physically, because they drain you down to find who the winner is." So now he has some expert advice for the show's remaining hopefuls.

"You got to work hard, delegate and be able to perform on a fume," says Michaels, who turns 48 March 15. "Because you don't eat a whole lot and you don't sleep a whole lot, and that's the truth."

He adds: "Listen to what Donald Trump and the task assigners are asking you to do. And you better be good at rallying your team, even when they don't like you or believe in you. Eventually, you're going to be facing the same people you worked with."

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Recovering Bret Michaels  'Pumped' to Return to Stage

Recovering Bret Michaels 'Pumped' to Return to Stage

Originally posted 02/17/2011 03:25PM

Bret Michaels is recovering so well from surgery in January to repair a hole in his heart that he's ready to perform again next month.

"I am pumped to get back on the road and start rocking out on stage for all my awesome fans,” Michaels, 47, says.

He's gearing up to headline the Rock 'n' Roll Marathon Series sponsored by the Competitor Group, with a four-city tour that kicks off in Dallas and benefits Susan G. Komen for the Cure (to breast cancer) on March 27.

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Bret Michaels Has Health Scare After Heart Surgery | Bret Michaels

Bret Michaels Has Health Scare After Heart Surgery

Originally posted 01/31/2011 09:35PM

While recovering from heart surgery, Bret Michaels suffered a massive drop in blood pressure, but his doctor found the cause and the singer is doing better again.

"Bret suffered no setbacks and is fine. It's always good for patients to be evaluated when they're not feeling well," says Dr. Mansour Assar, an interventional cardiologist.

The rocker, 47, is recuperating at home in Arizona after undergoing surgery Jan. 24 to repair a hole in his heart. The hole was discovered when he suffered a mini-stroke last May.

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Bret Michaels Recuperating with Family After Heart Surgery | Bret Michaels

Bret Michaels Recuperating with Family After Heart Surgery

Originally posted 01/26/2011 04:15PM

Bret Michaels has bounced back once again.

Two days after undergoing a successful operation to repair a hole in his heart, the rocker has been released from the hospital.

Michaels headed home, where he's surrounded by loved ones as he heals, including his new fiancée Kristi Gibson.

"Bret is recuperating at home with his family," a source tells PEOPLE. "He is looking forward to enjoying time with Kristi and his daughters as well as getting back on the road."

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Bret Michaels Undergoes Heart Surgery | Bret Michaels

Bret Michaels Undergoes Heart Surgery

Originally posted 01/25/2011 07:30AM

Bret Michaels had surgery on Monday to repair a hole in his heart – an operation that had been planned for some time and went well.

"Bret Michaels underwent a successful heart procedure today at St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center in Phoenix," the hospital said in a statement. "Michaels is currently recuperating at St. Joseph's where he remains for observation in ICU."

The hole in his heart was discovered last May, after Michaels, 47, suffered a mini-stroke.

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Bret Michaels: Being Engaged Feels Awesome | Bret Michaels

Bret Michaels: Being Engaged Feels Awesome

Originally posted 12/21/2010 03:30PM

Yep, he did it.

"They swore I was the guy who would never," Bret Michaels, who asked his on-off girlfriend of 16 years Kristi Gibson to be his wife on the Monday night finale of his VH1 reality show, Bret Michaels: Life As I Know It, tells PEOPLE. "And it feels awesome."

The rocker had been thinking about proposing but couldn't seem to find the right moment. It seemed like everyone was geared up for it to happen at the anniversary dinner the night before at Mastro's, but Michaels, 47, felt like there were too many waiters and other patrons milling around.

"I wasn't ready there because I felt really strange," he says. "It would've been like, I'm in the middle of proposing and oh, by the way, there's a Cobb salad coming."

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Bret Michaels and Kristi Gibson Are Engaged – Finally!

UpdatePosted 12/21/2010 12:00PM

Bret Michaels and Kristi Gibson Are Engaged – Finally!

Originally posted 12/21/2010 05:30AM

It's no longer only a tease: Bret Michaels asked his on-off girlfriend of 16 years, Kristi Gibson, to marry him on Monday night's finale of his VH1 reality show, Bret Michaels: Life As I Know It – and she said yes!

The first thing they did afterwards? Tell their daughters, Raine, 10, and Jorja, 5, the great news.

The rock star told them, "I did it! We'll all be together forever! Family hug!"

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Will Bret Michaels Propose to His Girlfriend on TV?

Will Bret Michaels Propose to His Girlfriend on TV?

Originally posted 12/20/2010 03:15PM

The question has been looming all season on VH1's Bret Michaels: Life As I Know It: Is the rock star ready to take the next step with Kristi Gibson, his on-off girlfriend of 16 years?

If a teaser for Monday's finale is any indication, that decision won't be without conflict: In the clip, Gibson is shown handing him what Michaels calls her "friendship with mega benefits" ring he gave her a couple years ago, saying, "I told you before that this means nothing."

Later in the clip, the rocker says, "There's something I want to ask you." But, whatever happens, Michaels tells PEOPLE the way it unfolds is very realistic.

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