Kiss

GENE SIMMONS’ HARSH DOSE OF REALITY

It was a little over a year ago that Gene Simmons made the ponderous announcement that he and his wife Shannon Tweed were leaving California. His main gripe seemed to be that the tax rates were “unacceptable,” but he also complained about earthquakes, traffic, fires, and even pesky tour busses. He decided to leave this “uninhabitable” state and move to tax-friendly Nevada. He packed up, sold his Beverly Hills house, and bought a place in Lake Tahoe. Around that time he had a gallery showing of his art at The Venetian in Las Vegas. We’re not sure if his art sold well, but before we knew it, Gene was MOANING about the desert heat. Before Christmas, Gene and Shannon quietly moved back to a gorgeous architectural home in Bel-Air. So much for “uninhabitable” California…

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GENE SIMMONS LEARNED THE HARD WAY THAT SOMETIMES LESS IS MORE

Last year (long before the pandemic) we told you that disgruntled Trump supporter Gene Simmons put his Beverly Hills mansion on the market for 22 million dollars because he’s moving to Washington to escape California taxes. It seems nobody wanted to buy it until the Altman Bros from Million Dollar Listing got their hands on the listing. They observed that the 16,000 sq ft house was packed to the rafters with KISS paraphernalia and souvenirs – gold and platinum records covered the walls up and down the stairs. The house also had WAY too much ostentatious furniture in every room. The Altmans decluttered the whole place – removed every trace of KISS, and replaced Gene’s decor with sleek minimalist furniture. After the “renovation” they upped the price and put the house on the market for 25 million!

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A KISS IS JUST A KISS

Here’s a photo that stimulated a LOT of conversation. Victoria Beckham posted this photo of her husband David kissing their daughter Harper on the lips. The Beckhams seem to be a nice, loving family, but we have to admit this makes us wince. Not sure why. What do YOU think?

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DEMI LOVATO: ONE FOR THE ROAD

Demi Lovato continues living on cloud nine with her affectionate fiancé Max Ehrich. They’ve been caught smooching in a wide array of locations, but this time they really made us laugh. They left dinner at Nobu holding hands and hopped into their car and started passionately making out just inches away from their driver, who tried his BEST to maintain his composure…

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KISS “END OF THE ROAD” TOUR: NO PLASTIC SURGERY NECESSARY!

KISS is promoting their End of the Road farewell tour but they admit “It might last three years.” And why not? No matter how old they get, KISS has no expiration date. Gene Simmons is 69, Paul Stanley is 66, Eric Singer is 60, and Tommy Thayer is 57, and it doesn’t matter. If a hairline recedes, wrinkles appear, or a tummy gets big, the band’s fantastical costumes, makeup, and wigs will totally cover or distract from all undesirable features. When this band performs, they look pretty much the same as when they first started, decades ago. Lucky guys.

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PAUL STANLEY: WHAT TOOK SO LONG?

KISS frontman Paul Stanley has always been the artistic one – he not only paints, but through the years he designed stages, album covers, clothing, and shoes for the glam rock band. So it makes sense that he’d collaborate with Puma and design some shoes for their Suede collection. He introduced his animal print sneakers at the Fashion Show Mall in Las Vegas. And they’re affordable – $110 to $160.

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PAUL STANLEY IS MORE THAN A ROCKSTAR

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Paul Stanley from Kiss looks totally different when he’s onstage with all that makeup and black spandex, so he can go out without attracting much attention. He took his young son with the mohawk haircut with him to Starbucks in Beverly Hills to get a coffee. He looks like a doting dad and two people on the sidewalk behind him are wondering why he’s being snapped by paparazzi.

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DANIEL BALDWIN GAVE ANDY DICK A TASTE OF HIS OWN MEDICINE

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These two Hollywood bad boys turned up at the Experience, Strength and Hope Awards – it’s a charity that offers support for writers and performers with substance abuse problems. Andy Dick is notorious for grabbing unsuspecting strange men in public and kissing them – which often caused a fight and sometimes landed him in jail. This time Daniel Baldwin beat Andy to the punch and planted a smooch on HIM by force. It does make one wonder about their sobriety….
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PAUL STANLEY LIKES TO KEEP HIS HEAD WARM

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KISS guitarist Paul Stanley insists that he does NOT wear wigs, but then why would he wear this goofy scarf on his head? The male head wrap scarf is a dead giveaway of rock star hair loss. Just ask Bret Michaels. It’s rumored that Paul has top quality hair augmentation similar to John Travolta’s. Certainly onstage all that big hair isn’t natural and fans don’t care. Whatever works… (Above he and his wife Erin Sutton shop together)

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PAUL STANLEY WAS BORN WITH ONE EAR

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KISS lead singer Paul Stanley‘s new book “Face the Music: A Life Exposed” features some surprising revelations. Who knew Paul was born with a disability? He only had one ear. His right ear never formed properly and he only had a stump – plus he was deaf on the right side. He later had surgery to build a new ear but he was severely bullied during his childhood.

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