GENE SIMMONS Is Looking For His Biggest Fan - Nov. 19, 2005
KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons has posted the following message on his official web site:
"As you can tell [here], we have started shooting our 'Gene Simmons Family Jewels' series for A&E. Thirteen (13) episodes have been ordered, and the camera crew is over here, even as I'm typing this.
"Can't tell you much about the series at this point, but what I CAN tell you, is that we're going to be real. No script. No fake situations. You might be surprised to know that reality shows aren't so real after all. Most have 'situations' and people 'act out' according to what the producers are looking for.
"The cameras will be following me around. I'm involved in a lot of new stuff, and of course I'm proud to be a member of my favorite band, KISS. Mostly, what I want to do, is to involve YOU. It was you who made my life possible in the first place. That's why I want you to read the notice at the top of the page.
"I'm a lucky guy. I've been fortunate enough to be able to have my cake, eat it too...and swallow.
"Miss Tweed [Gene's longtime live-in and mother of his children] is a modern, 21st Century Woman. No torture. No petty conversations. She should teach a class to other women...'How To Treat Men.' She is the Queen.
"My kids — what can I say. They are about the best students in school, and couldn't be better...but then... In our home, there are very strict rules...but lots of freedom, too. There is: No cursing. No smoking (if my kids catch me uttering a no-no, it costs me five bucks... Nick [Gene's son], in particular, has amassed over $1,000.) There is also: No getting high. No drinking. None. Period.
"If I catch you getting high or being drunk, there is a place in the desert called Tough Love Camp. I don't believe in 'three strikes'. I believe in ONE. If you cross the street, you better be looking both ways, because you will only get ONE CHANCE to survive. If you cross without looking, you risk getting run over.
"Needless to say, it's a happy home. Good fences make good neighbors.
"Rules are good. My home. My rules."
The producers of "Gene Simmons Family Jewels" have issued the following announcement via Gene's web site:
"We are looking for Gene Simmons' biggest fan and whomever we choose will get to spend one full day, Saturday, November 26 with Gene in Hollywood, getting carted around in a limousine doing whatever he or she wants.
"If you would like to be considered, please send a photo of yourself and anything else that may convince us that you are a huge fan to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please keep e-mails down to 3-5 sentences and include all of your contact information.
"All applicants must be able to meet with producers in Hollywood for an interview the week of November 21-25.
"All applicants must live in or near the Los Angeles area or be willing to fly in at their own expense."