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DVD Playhouse: December 2010

19 December 2010 5:17 PM, PST | The Hollywood Interview | See recent The Hollywood Interview news »

DVD Playhouse December 2010

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Allen Gardner

America Lost And Found: The Bbs Story (Criterion) Perhaps the best DVD box set released this year, this ultimate cinefile stocking stuffer offered up by Criterion, the Rolls-Royce of home video labels, features seven seminal works from the late ‘60s-early ‘70s that were brought to life by cutting edge producers Bert Schneider, Steve Blauner and director/producer Bob Rafelson, the principals of Bbs Productions. In chronological order: Head (1968) star the Monkees, the manufactured (by Rafelson, et al), American answer to the Beatles who, like it or not, did make an impact on popular culture, particularly in this utterly surreal piece of cinematic anarchy (co-written by Jack Nicholson, who has a cameo), which was largely dismissed upon its initial release, but is now regarded as a counterculture classic. Easy Rider (1969) is arguably regarded as the seminal ‘60s picture, about two hippie drug dealers (director Dennis Hopper »

- The Hollywood Interview.com

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Lifechangers: Shannon Tweed on Hyperhidrosis

9 December 2010 12:45 PM, PST | Extra | See recent Extra news »

Shannon Tweed is the longtime partner of Kiss star Gene Simmons, and she talked to "Extra" about suffering from hyperhidrosis, and what she did to get help for her condition.

Hyperhidrosis is excessive sweating in certain parts of the body, and Shannon told "Extra" that it happens most on her head. "The minute I start working out sweat pours out of my head" she said.

Tweed turned to "Extra" Lifechanger Dr. Alexander Rivkin, who uses »

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"Hugh Hefner: Playboy, Activist and Rebel" DVD- December 7

2 December 2010 6:24 AM, PST | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

According to Oscar-winning Canadian filmmaker Brigitte Berman ("Artie Shaw: Time Is All You've Got"), her acclaimed 2010 documentary "Hugh Hefner: Playboy, Activist and Rebel" will be available on DVD, December 7, 2010.

"...'Hugh Hefner: Playboy, Activist and Rebel' is a revealing look at the outspoken, flamboyant founder of the "Playboy" empire.

"With humor and insight, the film captures Hefner's fierce battles with the government, the religious right and militant feminists.

"Rare footage and compelling interviews with a remarkable who's who of 20th Century American pop culture, present a brilliant and entertaining snapshot of the life of an extraordinary man and the controversies that surrounded him..."

In addition to Hefner, the film includes interviews with Joan Baez, Jim Brown, Dick Cavett, Pat Boone, Susan Brownmiller, Gene Simmons, Jenny McCarthy, Mike Wallace, Dick Gregory, Tony Curtis, Shannon Tweed, Jesse Jackson, Tony Bennett, James Caan, David Steinberg, George Lucas, Ruth Westheimer, Bill Maher and Pete Seeger. »

- Michael Stevens

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Gene Simmons attends Concert to Benefit the Pat Tillman Foundation Pictures

4 November 2010 7:51 AM, PDT | Monsters and Critics | See recent Monsters and Critics news »

Gene Simmons attends Concert to Benefit the Pat Tillman Foundation.Photo copyright Charles Edwards / PR Photos. Gene Simmons attends Concert to Benefit the Pat Tillman Foundation.Photo copyright Charles Edwards / PR Photos. Gene Simmons attends Concert to Benefit the Pat Tillman Foundation.Photo copyright Charles Edwards / PR Photos. Nick Simmons, Gene Simmons and Shannon Tweed attend Concert to Benefit the Pat Tillman Foundation.Photo copyright Charles Edwards / PR Photos. »

- Michelle Wray

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Robert Redford to attend Mipcom

14 September 2010 1:00 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Paris -- Sun will meet Sundance when Robert Redford heads to Cannes to fete the first anniversary of the Sundance Channel in Europe at the 26th annual Mipcom market among other sophisticated small screen stars, organizers Reed Midem said Tuesday.

Mipcom attendees will be able to get "Up Close and Personal" with the star who will participate in a media Q&A on Oct. 6th and discuss the Sundance Channel's plans to expand across the globe.

Gene Simmons will give marketgoers a French Kiss when he heads to the Croisette to promote his A&E reality show "Gene Simmons Family Jewels" alongside former Playmate of the Year Shannon Tweed.

Fox International Channels will launch "The Walking Dead" with the show's exec producer Gale Anne Hurd and cast members Andrew Lincoln and Sarah Wayne Callies will be very much alive as they make their way down the Croisette to promote the new show. »

- By Rebecca Leffler

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Twitterwatch: Tweets From Our Favorite Celebrities, Inside the Celebrity Mind Edition

14 April 2010 1:56 PM, PDT | The Backlot | See recent The Backlot news »

Welcome back to TwitterWatch, our weekly update of tweeted fun!

When you make your living playing an actual angel on Supernatural, and once played a character on Nip/Tuck who wanted a smaller penis, it's to be expected that you might be plotting for world domination like Misha Collins.

Of course he doesn't see anything wrong with that:

When it comes to a giant ego, you'd be hard pressed to find one bigger than Kiss frontman Gene Simmons. Remember when he said Adam Lambert should have stayed in the closet? His non-wife Shannon Tweed decided to bring it up again - almost a year later.

I'm guessing it's all about the marketing of a new season of Family Jewels that you're bringing it up now, isn't it?

Next page: What's in a celebrity's head?

Craig Ferguson, mad with power from his Robot Skeleton Army and its leader Geoff Peterson, asserted »

- lostinmiami

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Never-wed Gene Simmons angling to be a 'Marriage Ref'

8 April 2010 5:04 PM, PDT | Pop2it | See recent Pop2it news »

Gene Simmons, he of the long tongue and 8-inch high boots, wants to be a judge on NBC's "The Marriage Ref" he tells Zap2it.

"I would tell all guys to never get married, and all women to get married and divorced as often as they can," says the front man for Kiss, who has has two children with his companion of 25 years, model/actress Shannon Tweed.

"Every time a woman gets divorced, it's the largest financial windfall she will ever have," rationalizes the star of A&E's reality show, "Gene Simmons Family Jewels."

The only thing wrong with marriage is women are from Mars and men have penis."

Follow Zap2it's Dish Rag on Twitter and Facebook for the latest celebrity news and buzz

Photo credits: Getty Images »

- editorial@zap2it.com

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Gene Simmons Urges Fans To Check For Cancer

24 March 2010 6:00 AM, PDT | Look to the Stars | See recent Look to the Stars news »

Kiss rocker Gene Simmons is encouraging his male fans to ensure their wives and girlfriends are checked regularly for cancer.

“One in every eight women will get breast cancer,” he said on Lopez Tonight! on Monday. “I urge you, the guys out there, to make sure your girlfriend goes to see a doctor today. If you catch it early she will live.”

The plea comes after the bass player’s longtime partner Shannon Tweed, discovered a lump on her breast.

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'Gene Simmons Family Jewels' shines as it nears a reality milestone

20 March 2010 4:33 AM, PDT | NYPost.com | See recent New York Post news »

It's unrealistic -- if not downright impossible -- to watch everything that premieres on TV. So I've only seen bits and pieces of "Gene Simmons Family Jewels" over the years and didn't have any preconceived opinions of the A&E series -- which premiered in 2006 and celebrates its 100th episode this season as TV's longest-running family reality show (overtaking MTV's "The Osbournes" for that niche honor). What I did see, in watching tomorrow night's fifth-season premiere, is a show meshing the requisite reality elements -- including facing-the-camera "confessionals," underscored here with weirdly "Leave It to Beaver"-type music -- with some genuine emotion. »

- By MICHAEL STARR

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Shannon Tweed revealed she had a breast cancer scare on The Doctors

15 March 2010 9:44 PM, PDT | Monsters and Critics | See recent Monsters and Critics news »

Shannon Tweed revealed she had a breast cancer scare on The Doctors. Accompanied by her life partner Gene Simmons of Kiss fame, the rocker urged the audience to receive annual examinations and check for any changes to the breat. .You men out there, you have to talk and make sure your loved one goes today, not tomorrow, to see wonderful doctors who are there to save lives,. said Gene Simmons. On Wednesday, March 17, rock star Gene Simmons and his girlfriend Shannon Tweed, stars of A & E.s Family Jewels, appear on the Emmy-nominated daytime talk show The Doctors, from Stage 29 Productions and CBS Television Distribution. The couple opens up about Shannon.s recent breast cancer scare »

- April MacIntyre

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Alt.TV – 15/3/10

15 March 2010 12:35 PM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Are you bored of the same old TV shows? Tired of the mainstream? Then check out this round-up of alternative movies and series showing on UK television tonight…

8.00pm Shanghai Noon (Sky Movies Action & Thriller)

A 19th century Western. Chon Wang is a clumsy Imperial Guard to the Emperor of China. When Princess Pei Pei is kidnapped from the Forbidden City, Wang feels personally responsible and insists on joining the guards sent to rescue the Princess, who has been whisked away to the United States. In Nevada and hot on the trail of the kidnappers, Wang is separated from the group and soon finds himself an unlikely partner with Roy O’Bannon, a small time robber with delusions of grandeur. Together, the two forge onto one misadventure after another.

9.00pm Stryker (Movies4Men)

The world’s water supply has dried up due to an apocalypse, and only a  beautiful woman »

- Phil

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As erotica, Chloe falls flat | Jack Arnott

4 March 2010 5:51 AM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Atom Egoyan's new thriller is superfluous in an age of internet sex – despite a strong cast, he can't make soft porn respectable

There are many things worth getting nostalgic about that the internet age has rendered hopelessly naff or just unnecessary. The phrase "lolling about", for example; now impossible to use without sounding like an overexcited teenager.

The demise of the erotic thriller, however, probably isn't worth shedding many tears over. While the genre may have nourished a generation of Channel Five-fuelled adolescents, even the most well-regarded efforts were, on the whole, barely watchable.

It's strange then to see posters for Chloe, a new addition to the field from director Atom Egoyan, plastered all over the underground. The film was also given a surprising level of prominence at last year's London film festival, where I was lucky enough to randomly stumble into a packed screening. Are people really still »

- Jack Arnott

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