August 25th, 2009
02:59 PM ET

Gene Simmons steals the show at "Extract" premiere

So I’d heard a lot about how funny the upcoming flick "Extract" is and how great the stars Mila Kunis and Jason Bateman are in it. Bateman, perhaps best known for doing the box office hit "Juno",  knows how to choose the right comedy vehicle. Kunis, who had memorable scenes in ‘Forgetting Sarah Marshall’, also has the romantic comedy formula down pat. So the pairing of these two on the big screen naturally created great chemistry in "Extract."

Gene Simmons

Ben Affleck, JK Simmons and Kristin Wiig have supporting roles in the film. "Extract" is about a man who runs a flavor extract company and wants to sell it, but his plans are derailed. Bateman’s character is the head of the plant and Kunis is a newly hired temp worker.

So you’d think they would headline the Los Angeles premiere of the flick Monday night but quite the contrary! It was co-star and KISS band member Gene Simmons who stole the show. Simmons plays a contemptible attorney in "Extract" and used the premiere to discuss how he REALLY feels about lawyers.

"We hate all of you lawyers you do know that. Especially you LA ones. You make all our lives miserable," screamed Simmons. I nervously laughed hoping he was playing another character on the red carpet, but after a few uncomfortable minutes of his continued verbal assaults against attorneys, I realized it was not in jest. I then asked Simmons if he had a personal lawyer and he responded, "I hate him too!"

You can always count on Simmons to mix things up!


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  1. mindy

    We love you and KISS

    September 8, 2009 at 3:32 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Tony

    The dude is washed up. He's a racist as well. He's only able to have all of these business ventures because he rides on the coattails of KISS' fame...which is the result of 4 peoples talent and hard work, not just him. If he didn't have the fame and power of the KISS brand, his ideas would suck and he'd be nothing more than a sub-par bass player.

    August 29, 2009 at 9:20 am | Report abuse |
  3. nader

    u r still legend , and go on up to 70.....bye

    August 29, 2009 at 7:04 am | Report abuse |
  4. Anita Morgan

    Gene is absolutly right about this. There are more commercials about attorneys wanting to sue over the dumbest things. If half the people in Florida alone took advantage of these suits the court systems would have no time for more important things like rape,child molestation ect. Gene is a genius. My family loves to watch Family Jewels and has great respect for him and Shannon. We think they are a wonderful and very loving family. Our children (5) always thought we were weird because we are so close and now know we are not the only ones LOL. They have done a wonderful job with Nick and Sophie. They seem to be very grounded and love life. Great Job you two !!

    August 29, 2009 at 5:28 am | Report abuse |
  5. corntrader19

    I can see why he used to wear make up. That is one ugly man!!!

    August 28, 2009 at 11:07 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Willy Brown

    You rock Gene.

    August 28, 2009 at 10:48 pm | Report abuse |
  7. alan

    As I read through peoples comments, particularly the negative ones, I can't help but to laugh that he got your goats. Ooooh my, you're not going to listen to his music? I know Gene is sweating bullets now. Besides, KISS music is in so many promotional ads: everyone in the USA can't stop hearing it.
    Gene is a master of his crafts. By what we see on his show, a better family man than most. It's very obvious that intelligence is the real motor that has gotten him to where he is. I would love to hear his sarcastic version of the world, for he has experienced more than one person can imagine.

    August 28, 2009 at 10:30 pm | Report abuse |
  8. HarleyLady

    I love Gene Simmons!!!! But he really does need to marry Shannon!!!!

    August 28, 2009 at 8:35 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Daver the Raver

    The true allure of Mr. Simmons is the polar opposite juxtaposition of his absolute arrogance and his intrinsic insignificance.

    August 28, 2009 at 6:47 pm | Report abuse |
  10. RReggie

    Gene's a master at marketing, he'll never miss an opportunity to promote himself.

    http://www.algma.com

    August 28, 2009 at 6:22 pm | Report abuse |
  11. kevin

    Grow up Gene and cut your hair. You're acting like an idiot. You don't need to look like one too!

    August 28, 2009 at 5:40 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Steve

    Gene, cut the hair. It's OK if you wear a wig on stage for the Kiss shows. Everyone would expect you to, to be in character. In fact, a wig would work better than your current head of hair. It would flow better and bounce more and look hot. And while not on stage, a nice short sheared look would make you look much more modern, kind of David Beckham-ish, like a slightly more mature sophisticated David Beckham.

    August 28, 2009 at 4:57 pm | Report abuse |
  13. IL Chic

    Gene, marry Shannon!

    August 28, 2009 at 4:56 pm | Report abuse |
  14. attorneyhater

    Attorneys have earned their reputation for being ambulance-chasing-money-grabbing-sue-happy monsters.

    -many attorneys devote careers to protecting the Constitution, assisting the poor who get ripped off by corporate thugs, prosecuting criminals and doing so many different types of public interest work the list is too long to print.

    But hey, don't let those facts get in the way of your stereotype!

    August 28, 2009 at 4:40 pm | Report abuse |
  15. bobby

    hey he is very funny man he was crule to TV achor marci macmillan on CTV, i will never listen to him again

    August 28, 2009 at 12:16 am | Report abuse |
  16. carla hodge

    He is a jerk. He was crule to TV anchor marci macmillan on CTV, I will never listen to KISS again.

    August 27, 2009 at 5:49 pm | Report abuse |
  17. Savage

    Should be another funny film from the maker of "Office Space" and "Idiocracy." Speaking of the latter, nice work by the CNN brain trust to totally miss mentioning anything of the sort.

    August 27, 2009 at 5:11 pm | Report abuse |
  18. Cathy

    It's good to be him! Just love his show!

    August 27, 2009 at 2:48 pm | Report abuse |
  19. jd

    I find it hysterical that a devoted husband (well, not technically, but you know what I mean) and family man has half of the world snowed into thinking he is a crazy, egotistical, womanizing, party animal. And when he does get out of line he pays through the nose because Shannon just charges something worth big $$$$ to his cc. Gene is a softy who crys at the drop of a hat and wears onesie pj's to bed and I love his relationship with his fabulous mother! Gene rocks but he doesn't rock and roll all night and party every day.

    August 27, 2009 at 12:47 pm | Report abuse |
  20. amgrandma

    I agree – I like this man, for unknown reasons..........he is frank and honest – and you can tell he has a great relationship with his children.

    August 27, 2009 at 12:39 pm | Report abuse |
  21. steve

    Gene, you've got issues. But you are right and I love you and your show. You are brilliant.......ROCK ON...............

    August 27, 2009 at 12:32 pm | Report abuse |
  22. just me

    He is interesting, and entertaining.

    He needs to go ahead get married already!

    Then he'd be a mensch!!!

    August 27, 2009 at 12:26 pm | Report abuse |
  23. Everybody'sgrandma

    I don't quite know why but I adore Gene Simmons. Maybe it's his frankness, maybe it's his 'I don't care what you think about me' attitude. Whatever the case, I think he is one of the most interesting people in show business today.

    August 26, 2009 at 8:37 am | Report abuse |
  24. Mike H.

    Just as with folks in any other profession, all it takes is a few bad apples to spoil the bunch. Attorneys have earned their reputation for being ambulance-chasing-money-grabbing-sue-happy monsters.

    Some have managed to do so because that's what they are. Others have done so because they don't do anything about those that are.

    Gene Simmons is probably one of the most arrogant human beings on earth, but rare is the time when I can say he's wrong about something.

    August 26, 2009 at 4:39 am | Report abuse |
  25. 500lb12yrold

    If Gene says it its law!

    August 25, 2009 at 6:01 pm | Report abuse |

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