June 14th, 2011
12:33 PM ET

Gene Simmons' partner storms off 'Behar' set

"The Joy Behar Show" turned into a couples therapy session gone awry when Gene Simmons’ longtime partner walked off the set in the middle of taping.

It seems the tension between the KISS star and Shannon Tweed that has played out on their reality show “Gene Simmons Family Jewels” is, in fact, reality.

After 28 years with Simmons, Tweed says she’s in a new phase of her life and done with Simmons’ philandering ways. And if his claim of sleeping with 5,000 women is true, well...

Tension mounted throughout the (oh so uncomfortable) interview until a joke by Simmons about his indiscretions put Tweed over the edge and she stormed off the set.

Genuine trouble in paradise or a ploy to generate hype ahead of their show’s new season? You be the judge.

See the full interview Wednesday on "The Joy Behar Show" at 10 p.m. on HLN.

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  1. Ben Dover

    There isn't enough makeup in the world. You can get up now. NO, just go...

    June 30, 2012 at 3:15 pm | Report abuse |
  2. A Father .

    Did you scare those post pubescent females after you took yout makeup off and emerged an old jewish woman ?

    June 30, 2012 at 2:56 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Patrick

    For the few of you, old enough to remember, man years KISS tried appearing without make-up! Until that time, their faces were Damn near ended their career! Gene should thank god for his genius with clown garb! Now if he'd just see Bosely and dump the clown hair! Enough said, except props to them, for the kids who seem legitimatley fairly well grounded! TPS

    October 18, 2011 at 10:20 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Amanda Knockers

    Mr. Schmeckel calls her "Joyce". Pitiful clown. Simmons, you and your fellow plastic-headed senior-rita should just quietly fade away, retire with your millions, and let your youthful, equally rancid replacements (Kartrashians, Octo-slum)
    rule the reality airwaves for awhile.

    October 4, 2011 at 8:19 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Mr. Write

    Gene has always been Gene, what he was, he still is, and nothing will ever change him! Why should he change after all these years, if Shannon wasn't happy she should have left years ago! She waited 'til the kids were all grown and set in their lives, very motherly! So now she feels she can get a lot of money and start a new life, just leave Gene with no one, nice Shannon! I see this everyday, a woman unhappy cause their breadwinner is gone all the time making a living for his family and the woman feels alone cause he's not there!! Lawyers, Doctors, all sorts of professionals are gone a lot! The wives instead of getting a job, a career of their own, or raising a family, try to depend on a man whose working his ass off ,to also include keeping her happy and secure! Shannon, it looks like you took it as long as you had too and now that you got what you wanted for your children, it's time to split! If you don't love Gene, please go, let him realize the life and woman he thought he had was just a user.....you got what you wanted now you can just walk out on a man who treasures you! Who obviously thought you both had an understanding but it really turns out you just used him......time to move on!! I used to think of you as one in a million, now you don't even rate!! If this is all some sort of joke for the show, well it's a sick joke! I believe you will leave Gene, and it will be the worse thing you've ever done. You've almost gone too far already or maybe you already have. Once you've hurt him enough it won't be much fun anymore.....wake up Shannon before you loose it all!!

    September 28, 2011 at 4:10 pm | Report abuse |
  6. tryecrot

    Yes there should realize the opportunity to RSS commentary, quite simply, CMS is another on the blog.

    August 27, 2011 at 12:31 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Mike Money

    when I saw this clip about Gene Simmons and Shannon Tweet. I was shocked how you kept pressureing him about comments that Alice Cooper made. to other aspects of his life with Shannon. Did you let up? NO! you were like pouring gas onto the fire. Then you tried to worm out of what damage you've done. I think that you was solely responceable for Shannon walking off the set. Gene, Even ask why you set him up like that. then you was Ms. innocent. But, Admitted that you didn't know that the issues with Gene & Shannon were true. Right lady!!!!

    July 27, 2011 at 4:37 am | Report abuse |
  8. KISS ARMY.. NOT SO MUCH

    this is really hilarious yet pitiful. a man with such an ego and 'power' just got embarrassed infront of millions of people.. then he's trying to pin the root of his relationship problems on a 3rd party. way to go gene!

    July 12, 2011 at 9:47 pm | Report abuse |
  9. FU

    Just like Gene's fake, plastic band and face, this was a completely fabricated setup...and the dumb blonde wife finally figured out that she can get his money, sans wedding ring...

    July 12, 2011 at 1:27 pm | Report abuse |
  10. muskrat7041

    You tell him, hon. Gene's done nothing but kick you emotionally, by choosing to mess around all these years. He's going to have to learn the hard way, that you don't dishonor someone you love. What you need to do is leave him and that's called Tough Love. You deserve better, anyway, a partner who will respect and love you, and honor your wish for him to be faithful. You can't really live unless you have that. As for Gene? You stupid A$$hol, you've just lost the most important thing you've ever possessed, all because you can't control your philandering. It will never be the same, EVER. Serves you right.

    July 11, 2011 at 1:18 pm | Report abuse |
  11. rudey

    How could ANY woman put up with that many years of abuse? He better watch out or she'll bobbit that tongue!
    And how could he continue humiliating his children like that? They must be used to being bought off, too.

    July 9, 2011 at 1:54 am | Report abuse |
  12. kungpow

    Gene, move on. Quite kissing her bee-hind. You can do better with someone who appreicates you, not belittle you, especially in public. Very disrespectful for her to treat you like the brat she is.

    July 7, 2011 at 7:40 am | Report abuse |
  13. AC Summers

    She is DONE!!
    She needs to get a youngin,
    get her groove back,
    and hire a wet nurse for ole Gene...LOL – The tongue is not working any more....

    July 5, 2011 at 8:35 pm | Report abuse |
  14. bttmstr

    is there nothing else this guy can do with his hair? i mean what the hell is that? maybe at least a pony tail when appearing on tv? with a face that's not much interesting and the hair just plain ridiculous and no class.

    July 4, 2011 at 4:10 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Danno

    I'm not buying any of this scripted nonsense..

    July 4, 2011 at 2:01 pm | Report abuse |
  16. Haha

    Gene needs some lessons from A Pimp Named Slickback.

    July 3, 2011 at 4:33 am | Report abuse |
  17. stereogirl

    Ladies, listen – if your man brags about all of the women he has slept with and you still hook up with him, what happens after is no one's fault but your own. For the love of all things holy, have some self respect and stop screwing around with dogs. He isn't going to change just because you want him to. I have no sympathy for this woman. I mean, I have no respect for Gene either. He's a complete and total pig and women everywhere should avoid him at all costs. Will they? No. If Shannon walks out, there will be someone new before long and that makes me sadder than anything else about this story – well that and their poor kids.

    July 2, 2011 at 11:37 pm | Report abuse |
  18. One4fun

    She would never leave him. Nobody else could afford her plastic surgery bills! She's starting to have "cat-like" facial features, that's what happens when you've had your face stretched a hundred times. She has a hot body that is no longer real. Plastic, just like a Barbie Doll.

    June 26, 2011 at 12:57 pm | Report abuse |
  19. robin

    I think that Tweed girl was waiting for the ring so that she could have divorced him and get millions. That's why she is there for last 28 years. Gene is smart enough not to marry her. He just used her.

    June 26, 2011 at 3:55 am | Report abuse |
    • Betty

      Sweetheart, if you think she won't get bank just because they didn't have a ceremony, I've got some beautiful land in Okefenokee I'd like to sell you. As a matter of fact, I think she was the smart one because she never had to sign a prenup. The right lawyer will hang ol' Gene and his jewels out to dry.

      July 2, 2011 at 10:39 am | Report abuse |
  20. Kathy

    Have a hard time believing that someone who is so anti drugs, alcohol would be ok with sleeping around – does he think sleeping around playing with possible partners with STD or worse is healthy? She is way to beautiful and smart to be stuck with someone so foolish – especially one who sends such different messages to his children – the kids seem pretty smart, luckily they seem to have taken after mom!

    June 25, 2011 at 1:29 pm | Report abuse |
  21. pp

    Partner? That is an odd choice of words. Your mean girl friend? Live in? ...Partner...was she his buisness manager?

    June 23, 2011 at 7:35 pm | Report abuse |
  22. Andrew

    when someone asks you right next to your wife if you really slept with 5000 women, i woulda said: "That was a long time ago when i was a different person than i am now."

    June 21, 2011 at 5:52 pm | Report abuse |
  23. psadie

    Gene,
    Do the right thing. STOP being a pig. You are much older now and have a family, grow=up. MARRY SHANNON. You are NOTHING without her and you know it. Quit being a horndog. You have reduced Shannon to a mere nothing because when you say you won't marry, you are really saying that she is not worth it. SHANNON IS WORTH IT AND YOU KNOW IT. She put up with your BS all these years and yet you still mock her. Shame on you. I thought you would be a stand-up guy.

    June 20, 2011 at 7:16 pm | Report abuse |
  24. AliChronic

    wow, way to gang up on the guy

    June 19, 2011 at 2:48 am | Report abuse |
  25. Snowberrie

    I think that Gene is probably just lying about the number of woman he has slept with, because is in his mind that is what a rock star is, and what one does. He wants everyone to always look at him as a 'rock god' and he feels that is he marries Shannon or admits the real number of woman he has been with, no one will take him serious anymore, and therefore Gene Simmons the brand would cease to exsist. I personally very sincely doubt he has been with that many women, especially since he has been committed to Shannon for many years now, where I am sure he wasn't perfect, but Shannon would never accept him frequently leaving the relationship for some meaningless fling. I'm sure after all these years with him and being faithful to him, all she wants in return is the same. Which is absolutely her right, good for you honey! You will find someone better, maybe a smaller wallet tho

    June 18, 2011 at 8:13 pm | Report abuse |
  26. hawaii girl

    It dont matter what you look like if you got money and have a tongue like he does!!

    June 17, 2011 at 6:52 pm | Report abuse |
  27. deadmanwalking47

    anybody who says anything about the children of these two kids,is lower than snake*hit,in my opinion!

    June 17, 2011 at 4:53 pm | Report abuse |
  28. Sad Sad sad

    Right is sticking up for those who are manipulating himself./herself.Sad...really sad. That statement says more about their existence than it does anyone else. I feel sorry for you

    June 17, 2011 at 3:53 pm | Report abuse |
  29. Hogjowels

    So you when die "right" my life will flash in front of your eyes instead of your own because you know what's enough for me..ok

    June 17, 2011 at 3:49 pm | Report abuse |
  30. HogjowelsRedux

    By the way, what with women "fixing" their lips? They look fake and when they do their eyes and cheekbones they all look alike....a nation of catwomen!! The best part about a woman is when she smiles or whatever that that one thing that is exclusive to her shines. The way it is now, it;s all the same Completely nuts to me.

    June 17, 2011 at 3:47 pm | Report abuse |
  31. Hogjowels

    Are any of you serious? Some schmuck in a boardroom came up with this scenario and you are buying into it. You will watch the show...buy the items that advertise on that show and then comment about it. Right there they just bought at least 2 hours of your time. This is abot making money and entertainment. You know what baffles me? It baffles me that this this is the entertainment that people like and then take serious enough to actually comment of the behavior of the "actor's". Come on you guys. The funnist part aboyt all of this is that these actors actually do this for a living...that's funny. Click on any link within an eyeshot. I'd love it if all these reality shows failed. It would take monet away from the schmucks who are in this to manipulate you. Don't say it's "entertainment". Watching your kid's litle league is entertaining. Volunteering and watching a kid smile because you took the time to care about them is entertaining. Who is Joy Behar? What does she do? Dobn't say "oh she is inolved with charity fueled by this show. Come on you guys. We know better.

    June 17, 2011 at 3:36 pm | Report abuse |
  32. Jon

    This is all a huge, huge act. Gene is all about making money and he knows how to driving ratings to his show. Really, if Shannon had a problem with his wandering eye, she would have left years ago.

    June 17, 2011 at 3:29 pm | Report abuse |
  33. Mike

    oh yeah

    yes i know
    you hope were not all the same
    and you know
    im just playin the game
    yes i know
    im just like all the rest

    no-no-nobodys perfect
    ma-ma-mabey i come awfuly close
    no-no-nobodys perfect

    come on baby

    June 17, 2011 at 3:02 pm | Report abuse |
  34. Chris

    WHO IS JOY BEHAR?

    June 17, 2011 at 1:17 pm | Report abuse |
  35. Howie

    You people are all idiots. Of course this is staged. Celebs that do reality shows script every aspect of their lives. She knew what she was getting into back at the beginning, I'm sure she gets something on the side whenever she wants to as well. As far as Gene, you go dude, you are my idol!

    June 17, 2011 at 12:23 pm | Report abuse |
  36. Big Game James

    He's a rock star. She knew it then. She knows it now. She ain't leaving. If this was real she is guilty of what so many women are: she thought she could be the one to "change" him. That's why certain women gravitate towards the bad boys. And when that bites them on the butt then they have a problem with it.

    June 17, 2011 at 12:22 pm | Report abuse |
  37. Kate

    Yep, I think this is for real. If you watch the show their kids seem well adjusted and genuinely nice. Shannon is the one that's been there for them day in and day out, and made sure they knew their Dad and he knew them. I can totally see why Shannon is going through this. Her kids are grown, she's got an empty nest, and now she's not distracted when ole' dumb a goes out and acts like a fool. Gene Simmons is the biggest putz & schmuck EVER if he throws away 28 years and his family just to say nobody controls him, and he can do what he wants. Wishing Shannon and the kids all the luck in the world.

    June 17, 2011 at 8:48 am | Report abuse |
  38. mariabryan

    Everything we do in life is a choice. She made her choices – then and now. If this is just for ratings, it's sick. If it's real, well, it sure isn't healthy. I've never understood this relationship, and it's hubris to think anyone outside of it understands it either. It's hard enough to understand your own relationships, so good luck trying to figure out someone else's. Personally, I think Gene is an arrogant http://bit.ly/mFuQo1

    June 17, 2011 at 7:03 am | Report abuse |
  39. tony

    Correction, you mean she could have any straight man on the planet.

    Snap!

    Oh, P.S. I'd walk too if I had to look at that every morning, just the thought makes me gag in a bad way!

    June 17, 2011 at 1:29 am | Report abuse |
  40. Nougo

    If she was acting, and this was set up for ratings, then give that woman an Oscar. I've seen that face and heard that tone of voice before, and then she left me. Wise up Gene, if it's not too late.

    June 16, 2011 at 5:36 pm | Report abuse |
  41. Harvey Avacado

    Gene Simmons is an arrogant "deuche bag" – as we say in Chicago. Ms. Tweed deserves better.

    June 16, 2011 at 5:17 pm | Report abuse |
  42. CCTX68

    No, Shannon is not kidding and she is not doing this for publicity for the show. Gene had to really talk her into doing the show in the first place. She's done some crazy things in her life, but she seems to take her family and home life very serious. Something had to have happened that was the straw that broke the camels back or he is just not taking it seriously that she is ready to have a different life now. We shall see.......

    June 16, 2011 at 1:41 pm | Report abuse |
  43. ralk

    It is bayhores fault.

    June 16, 2011 at 1:00 pm | Report abuse |
  44. shaun

    way to hang in there gene! it's not easy to sit between a woman who's mad at you about something, and another instagatingthe whole argument. hope everything works out!

    June 16, 2011 at 11:52 am | Report abuse |
  45. PJ

    I'm not defending Gene here by any means, but Shannon has given him permission to do this for 28 years, and accepted it. Why does she think that he's going to change now?

    June 16, 2011 at 10:10 am | Report abuse |
  46. guitarharry

    Simmons exemplifies everything that went wrong with popular music in the 70's. Tweed exemplifies America's obsession with weird cosmetically-enhanced middle-aged women. They have a lot in common: they both are immensely untalented and egotistical, so they are perfect for each other.

    June 16, 2011 at 9:52 am | Report abuse |
  47. bee

    Why does he have a poodle sitting on his head?

    June 16, 2011 at 5:36 am | Report abuse |
  48. Terry P

    I completely with Jodi – she is Spot On!

    June 16, 2011 at 4:12 am | Report abuse |
  49. Jodi Olesen

    Shannon has apparently lost her mind. She KNEW what kind of man Gene was when she got seriously involved with him. She also KNEW that his lifestyle choices are what allowed HER to live the lifestyle she's become accustomed to. Why, after 28 years, is it now a matter of HE needs to change his lifestyle to accomodate her??? Just because she has "empty nest syndrome" doesn't mean she now has the right to dictate how HE lives. Sorry Shannon. I think you're gorgeous (even though you are high maintenance with all of your plastic surgery). But, really...You're way off on this issue. YOU are the one who has a problem. If you want out of the relationship, get out. Don't make excuses that do nothing but blame Gene for the relationship going bad. I'm curious how much money you are going to try to milk out of Gene if you separate. You're an intelligent and capable woman. You can support yourself. You've always thrown your "independence" in Gene's face. Will you walk the walk and talk the talk now if you leave him? I don't care how much plastic surgery you get, the time will come (soon) when you will NOT be able to sell your body as you've been able to support yourself in the past. Then what?

    June 16, 2011 at 3:10 am | Report abuse |
  50. Donna

    Manufactured fight to get people to watch their show...

    June 15, 2011 at 11:31 pm | Report abuse |
  51. NoDoubt

    Bawwww. First off, she doesn't look much better than he does, with all her plastic surgery. Second, she knew what she was getting into. He was the front-man of an 80's rock band that enjoyed international success. An empire. Groupies are par of the course. He is arrogant because he has reason to be. He's an old tiger that will never change his stripes. She knows it. Either its all an act or she's just stupid.

    June 15, 2011 at 7:46 pm | Report abuse |
  52. TSDUBSQ

    You have to be kidding me. She sets him up with "how's the back" and he can't come back with a quirky joke. This is the smartest, funniest, greatest rock-star of all time (I'm don't follow the band, but I know from following his business and life) and his partner of 28 years– 28 YEARS!–is gonna throw a hissy fit at that one remark and make of fool out of him on national TV? Shame on JOY BEHAR, and shame on that traitor of a partner that Gene has. She knew what she was getting into, and now she wants the same thing he has (who says she hasn't) plus the money she can get. It's ridiculous.

    June 15, 2011 at 6:53 pm | Report abuse |
  53. Nork

    The only reason Shannon has put up all these years with Gene is because of Gene's tongue. Everybody knows that.

    June 15, 2011 at 6:47 pm | Report abuse |
  54. matman

    WELL ANY HORSE THAT GETS CORRALLED WILL SOONER OR LATER WANT TO GET ITS FREEDOM BACK.
    SHE KICKED DOWN HER FENCE AND GENE HAS THE SMARTS TO MOVE ON.

    June 15, 2011 at 6:45 pm | Report abuse |
  55. Ted

    Joy Behr displayed what a dushbag she is. I hope she enjoyed thoroughly embarassing the woman.

    June 15, 2011 at 6:19 pm | Report abuse |
  56. DJ

    I can describe in one word why Shannon Tweed has put up with all of Gene Simmons nonsense all these years. MONEY. It's kind of a minor tragedy because Shannon is beautiful and could have done so much better. I'm a KISS fan and collector since 1976 but how stupid would I have to be to not recognize what Gene really is. Simmons has an ego the size of Mount Rushmore. The reason this amuses me is because Ace Frehley is the COOLEST member of KISS. Always has been and always will be.

    June 15, 2011 at 6:04 pm | Report abuse |
  57. enzo

    Tweed is a hag..

    June 15, 2011 at 4:53 pm | Report abuse |
  58. Derek

    WHAT DOPE!!! SHE MADE HIM LOOK LIKE THE ASS HE REALLY IS BY HUMILIATING HIM ON LIVE T.V.

    June 15, 2011 at 4:41 pm | Report abuse |
  59. Gail

    I never throught about KISS one way or the other until I saw Family Jewels then I saw Gene as a human, not a rock star
    the show is fun entertainment, until I saw the show last night, my heart goes out to Shannon and the kids, why would he choose fame and fortune over Shannon and the kids, His Momma needs to kick his butt and wake him up he's about to loose something very precious.

    June 15, 2011 at 4:21 pm | Report abuse |
  60. miki

    Women who go for guys like this get what they deserve: you want the money, the lifestyle and the demi-fame that goes with being a trophy wife or partner then suck up the infidelity and egomaniacal bragging.

    June 15, 2011 at 3:56 pm | Report abuse |
  61. nursenanna

    I heard Shannon say on a show that she never would have been with Gene if he didn't have all his money. Should we feel sorry for her? They both got what they wanted.

    June 15, 2011 at 3:54 pm | Report abuse |
  62. Teri

    Gene has a bad case of foot-n-mouth disease along with the need to figure out fidelity is. If he truly cares for her, he'll figure out a way to win her back (marriage if she'll even bother with that notion now) or he'll have to figure out a post-Shannon life. Shannon – you do what you need to do to make yourself happy.
    Best of luck...

    June 15, 2011 at 2:14 pm | Report abuse |
  63. Courtney Armstrong

    She makes me sick. First she knew how he was when she married him. She knew how he was during their 25 years of marriage know she wants to show she tired and want sympathy from others. Everybody knew how Gene was. My question is
    why is she that bored and so shock that it won't change. Wasn't she a playmate before??? She need to be gratefful that he made a great life for her and her children. Cause honestly what else could she do other than being a playmate and opening up her legs. Sorry don't feel sorry for her.

    June 15, 2011 at 2:04 pm | Report abuse |
  64. movitaru

    Man Andy Kaufman was so ahead of his time with all the stunts he pulled was before reality tv ever existed...Still I gotta give them both credit excellent publicity for the new season, needed something to keep it interesting After all he did pass a lie dector test on the Adam Corolla show didn't he? :-) and if they are together after 28 years why is anyone surprised, especially Shannon..........................@MathewG, I just got an $829.99 iPad2 for $83.37 and an awesome $1299 MacBook Air for only $111.93, its being delivered tomorrow. I would be an idiot to paying high prices at places like Walmart or BestBuy when I even sold a 42" HDTV to my boss for $600 that I only paid $77.53 for. I use two sites, both are good, SwipeBay.com
    and SnagBids.com ...

    June 15, 2011 at 2:04 pm | Report abuse |
  65. David

    It's sad and bizarre that such a no talent loser like Gene and his terrible band can become rich and successful. Shows how stupid Americans really are.

    June 15, 2011 at 2:00 pm | Report abuse |
  66. Roy

    I am a longtime fan of Gene Simmons, Kiss and Shannon Tweed. So I am staying impartial here because they both have valid arguments. My wife and I watched "Family Jewels" last night and discussed the different philosophies of men and women concerning the marriage paradigm. For those of you who think a rock star lifestyle is acceptable that's fine for you. For those who believe that traditional relationships are acceptable, by today's norm, that's fine for you too. But you cannot have both...it's impossible. Gene and Shannon have lived the rock star lifestyle for almost 28 years and now the game is changing. The empty nest syndrome has reared it's ugly head and the impact is monumental. To make their relationship work, they both need to communicate their likes and dislikes. They need to decide whether forging ahead and creating new challenges is the way to go, or slow down and reap the benefits of a lifetime's accomplishments. Gene is right, Money is very important in any relationship. Without it, a brand new set of challenges present themselves and the problems it causes can be devastating. Shannon is right too, in that, Love and Respect is also very important, because without these components money doesn't mean a thing. I wish them both well and hope they seek counseling because 28 years together needs to mean something. Otherwise what's the point of a life and relationships. The best advise that I can muster is: Love like it is the last time you will ever see each other. Kiss each long, deep and slow every day, no excuses! Hold hands when walking together, whether it be in a park or the mall and take the time to value the other persons feelings. If all of these things occur, there isn't anything in this world that a relationship cannot overcome. I wish them both happiness and peace for the rest of their lives.

    June 15, 2011 at 1:36 pm | Report abuse |
  67. dre80

    Shannon is gold-digger. She can barely move her mouth because of all the plastic surgeries she's had. She was beautiful before she had all these surgeries. She knows what Gene Simmons is about and has been and is willing to put up with it to maintain her lavish llifestyle.

    June 15, 2011 at 1:35 pm | Report abuse |
  68. Steve

    Can't everyone see that they're playing/hyping this thing up to get everyone to watch the new season. And I'll make one prediction that has probably already been discussed with all involved in putting this show together, that in the end, at the end of the season that is, that Gene and Shannon will get married........

    June 15, 2011 at 1:31 pm | Report abuse |
  69. Quincey9

    What a coincidence. Their new season is starting and along comes a publicity stunt.

    June 15, 2011 at 1:28 pm | Report abuse |
  70. BillyBob

    Probably to beef up ratings. How sad they have to make the kids play along. If for real, I guess it's not so "good to be me" anymore. $300+ million (well, I guess half that if this is real) and no one to enjoy it with. Why as a kid did I contribute to making this guy rich and famous by being a die hard fan? If I knew his real personality, I would never had been a fan. He seems smart but doesn't know they are actually technically married by law (common law marriage)?

    June 15, 2011 at 1:27 pm | Report abuse |
  71. MotoJB

    He's got to grow up sooner or later...

    June 15, 2011 at 1:16 pm | Report abuse |
  72. The Boss

    Like Gene Simmons is such a great catch.
    Okay, if you slept with a different woman every single night without missing a night you could accomplish this feat in just under 14 years.
    And you still have nothing on Wilt Chamberlain.

    June 15, 2011 at 1:04 pm | Report abuse |
  73. Troy

    Hehe, joy said b#l$lshlt @ 5:10

    June 15, 2011 at 1:02 pm | Report abuse |
  74. Bulloch

    This whole thing is so FAKE! Simmons is always talking about making $ and what sells, now with both kids off to college, they needed something to make the show interesting and keep their viewers, que the relationship drama...
    I've had enough of these self-important bungholes. Let them get a group therapy session with Hulk Hogan and his family and stay the hell of my TV.

    June 15, 2011 at 12:51 pm | Report abuse |
  75. Jenny

    if i had the money to produce a show, i would have created a show named awful acting and put them two.

    June 15, 2011 at 12:50 pm | Report abuse |
  76. Wally Wolf

    What a joke! Please tell me no one believes this is true. It's just a free commercial for their next reality show season.

    June 15, 2011 at 12:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • Casey

      I'm with you, this is so incredibly fake it's ridiculous. It's already obvious that they're both full of it (and full of themselves) so this is just a desperate stunt for ratings. Thanks for playing, next please!

      June 15, 2011 at 12:54 pm | Report abuse |
  77. Alexander69

    All the commenters saying "She could do better, she's gorgeous, he's ugly.." – Same people who usually say something like "Appearance doesn't matter" - whatever fits your opinion huh?

    She is a fake boobed, collagen injected phony, as much as he is a cad, and they are both not what you see.

    Stop being judgemental, and stop caring in the first place.

    This is media, not reality, you don't know either of them.

    And you know what? HE could do much better.

    jeebus – get a bunch of clues.

    June 15, 2011 at 12:41 pm | Report abuse |
  78. joel

    this seems like none of our business...

    June 15, 2011 at 12:37 pm | Report abuse |
  79. Chopswell

    Shannon's had enough cunny-linguini to hold her over - now she just wants the money.

    June 15, 2011 at 12:32 pm | Report abuse |
  80. 0200Kate

    I do not think this is staged. Psychologically it's the perfect time for Shannon to have this breakdown. Her youngest just left for college making her an empty nester for the first time. That need for change was even hinted in their show last night when she wanted to redecorate the house. It's clear this one photo or one event didn't push her over but rather a life time of feeling mistreated. Being true to her mother instincts she never involved the kids with her feelings until now that they are grown up and have "left the coop". Watching past episodes it's obvious Shannon always wanted to get married but to Gene it wasn't of importance. She has spent a good portion of her life taking care of the children and having to take up Gene's absent role on many occasions. Now it's very evident Shannon wants to be taken care of emotionally more than ever, I however doubt that Gene can provide her with a feeling of mental ease and safety.

    June 15, 2011 at 12:28 pm | Report abuse |
  81. Nevis

    Why on god's green earth is this a CNN top story? American society is pathetic.

    June 15, 2011 at 12:26 pm | Report abuse |
  82. George

    Well now..Shannon did not mind spending his money as if there is no tomorrow, for as long as she thought that she was hotter than the chicks he nailed... now when she is old and baggy she feels threatened and is acting out. I say dump her Gene, you are as always as young as the chicks you bang... Kinds will change their tune quicky as they are nothing but leaches...

    June 15, 2011 at 12:24 pm | Report abuse |
  83. MJB

    I thougt some time ago Gene took a lie dector test and one of the questions was has he made it with another woman since being with Shannon. And he past. Possibly to get another show going this is all a big thing to get the public to support the show so he can make billions again. Hes an old tired guy and this new adventure will make him young again?
    Hummmm ! Maybe he will give it all up and give me one of his bass guitars..

    June 15, 2011 at 12:14 pm | Report abuse |
  84. jp

    I have watched their show and thought the family was pretty nice. It seems that Shannon was previously wrapped up in raising the kids and now that they are gone is looking for 'her' and the actions of Gene are now amplified for her now that her attention is not diverted to the kids. I don't condone what he does but if she did not clamp down on him in the last 28 years it's a little late now. Gene, like most men probably does not understand what is going on with her now that the kids are gone and at his age is not apt to change. Both of them need to do some self examination.

    June 15, 2011 at 12:11 pm | Report abuse |
  85. Jan

    She is so pretty. I feel so sorry for her having to live like that. I hope she will move on.

    June 15, 2011 at 12:07 pm | Report abuse |
  86. Karen M

    It's a set-up. Completely staged!!!!!!! I've read the previews for the third episode and things are fine between them with Shannon planning surprises for Gene as they go away somewhere. It's about ratings! Too bad though – Joy was put in a bad spot.

    June 15, 2011 at 12:04 pm | Report abuse |
    • erich2112x

      Joy has other bad spots not to be mentioned lest I get moderated.

      June 15, 2011 at 12:21 pm | Report abuse |
  87. whocares

    joy behar this is what you do to get viewers, create problems for others good job

    June 15, 2011 at 12:03 pm | Report abuse |
  88. erich2112x

    He's the "King Of The Nighttime World", and his midnight queen is looking for a good lawyer.

    June 15, 2011 at 12:02 pm | Report abuse |
  89. Thenextstep

    Boy, the headline says partner........ I was afraid he did a 180deg turn and started sticking his tongue in all the wrong places. Thank goodness for small favors. Cause he put me through college............ :-) GO JEAN

    June 15, 2011 at 12:02 pm | Report abuse |
  90. Jodey

    Shanon Tweed (who si actually a good actor) has always been too good for Gene Simmons. It seems she is finally realizing it.

    June 15, 2011 at 11:57 am | Report abuse |
  91. MusingsfromMe/Jill

    The Gene Simmons show is not a patch on the Ozzy and Sharon reality show. Both shows are very fake with staged scenes, but Ozzy is at least funny and crazy. Gene, on the other hand, is a tad creepy. Maybe too much botox, but he is expressionless. Hard to say if he is serious or not when he says some of the things he says.

    I'm guessing that the walkoff is a ratings ploy. If she has stuck by home for 28 years likely she will not leave.

    June 15, 2011 at 11:55 am | Report abuse |
  92. GRS

    Simmons and his plastic wife are simply playing the "Trump" card. That is, hitting every media outlet and staging fights to boost viewer ratings. Their "reality" show is SO scripted and predictable.

    June 15, 2011 at 11:54 am | Report abuse |
  93. MBinNH

    the 2 kids she's raised (basically by herself) are out of the house now. She's going thru empty nest syndrome. A lot of couples have issues when their kids finally leave to be on their own. Moms don't know what else to do since they've spent all those years being "Mom". Shannon needs her man to be with her and act like a grown up instead of a pre pubescent adolesent.
    Stay stong girlfriend.

    June 15, 2011 at 11:50 am | Report abuse |
    • torgans

      Shannon doesn't need a sad excuse for a man like Simmons is. She needs herself and kudos to her for finally finding herself. Many beautiful things are ahead for her since she finally got rid of the stink of the garbage.

      June 15, 2011 at 12:03 pm | Report abuse |
  94. KISS_FAN

    I'm a huge KISS fan and love Gene, but I'm smart enough to acknowledge that a great rockstar does not mean he's a great partner or person. Shannon should move on, there's a lot more to life she could experience without him.

    June 15, 2011 at 11:48 am | Report abuse |
  95. Infecto

    I'm guessing that 5000 women represents at least several hundred STD's for Mr. Simmons. Now that, is a disgusting thought. Great businessman, lonely man.

    June 15, 2011 at 11:47 am | Report abuse |
  96. Patty

    I am sure it is a ploy to get more people to watch their "reality" show. But personally, I too would walk off of Joy Behars set. I don't find her a very interesting interviewer.

    June 15, 2011 at 11:43 am | Report abuse |
  97. Means Nothing

    Opportunists tend to overlook good looks for a lot of money.....and, he has it. She's been with him for 28 years. She very well knew what she was getting into messing with a rocker from KISS. For those talking about how ugly Gene Simmons is, I bet his balance sheet is as beautiful as the Eiffel Tower.

    June 15, 2011 at 11:39 am | Report abuse |
  98. Kevin Quail

    zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz...........................

    June 15, 2011 at 11:25 am | Report abuse |
  99. Peter

    I'm sorry. I don't believe ANYTHING that I see regarding these "reality" shows, including probable calculated moves like "storming off the set" in order to get press in order to get ratings in order to get a ratings performance bonus.

    ANYTHING for ratings. Anything.

    June 15, 2011 at 11:23 am | Report abuse |
  100. Soporifix

    It's acting. The ratings were dropping so they pulled this off. There's no way that suddenly after almost thirty years she can't take it. It's a performance to build ratings for the show. Gene is a PR genius.

    June 15, 2011 at 11:21 am | Report abuse |
  101. VooseLagina

    This just seems like a stunt to get some more "publicity" around their tired reality show is in like it's 10th season.... Gene is gross imo...

    June 15, 2011 at 11:20 am | Report abuse |
  102. Slightly Crazy

    Joy Behar is a useless piece of crap. So is her show.

    June 15, 2011 at 11:20 am | Report abuse |
  103. 4610/5000

    tweetie penie for openers....
    then...the staying power of a mummy even with viagra.
    was not impressed at all.

    June 15, 2011 at 11:13 am | Report abuse |
  104. martini

    People. The producers of the show have scripted all of this. He's been sleeping around on her for 20 years.. you think she's just putting that all together now?

    June 15, 2011 at 11:13 am | Report abuse |
  105. Life is Good

    She put up with it for 28 years, it NOW bothers her?????

    June 15, 2011 at 11:10 am | Report abuse |
    • OldGoat

      She's 54 years old. Could it be she realizes that soon he'll be looking for someone younger and fresher to live with? They're not married, so she really doesn't have a whole lot of security, eh?

      June 15, 2011 at 11:28 am | Report abuse |
  106. Beth

    It's all hype to get veiwers to watch their failing show. Come on, she is leaving him because he took a picture with 2 women? Really?? Is that the best plot they could come up with? She is a good actress though, I give her that. Watch, amazingly the last few episodes they will ironically work it out. Probably go to counselling or even better, he will marry her on air.. Mark my words... Reality tv sucks!

    June 15, 2011 at 11:07 am | Report abuse |
  107. nitrous

    Do you think Shannon and Sophie are up for a 3-way? Just asking…

    June 15, 2011 at 11:05 am | Report abuse |
  108. CRH

    When you are with someone for their money, you get what you get. I still think it is just for publicity. In the times I have watched their show, it was obviously scripted and anything but "reality".

    June 15, 2011 at 11:02 am | Report abuse |
  109. Gossamer

    I don't feel sorry for her. He never married her and yet they had two children together. She knew what he was like well before they had their first child. Hindsight is 20-20. At least she lives in California she'll get half !!!

    June 15, 2011 at 11:02 am | Report abuse |
  110. brown

    I would lick Shannon where the Sun don't shine! :)

    June 15, 2011 at 10:59 am | Report abuse |
  111. Theresap

    Again, another publicity stunt. There are playing this thing right down to the wire. Gene took a lie detector test and has never cheated on Shannon. The girls on his arm are for PR...that's it. They are doing this for ratings. Look how the ratings skyrocketed for Jon & Kate Plus 8 when there was actual turmoil in their marriage. Gene loves marketing, and this another example. As a Public Relations specialist, this is a classic move to boost ratings. If they were really in trouble....they wouldn't allow the episodes to air and they would be working on their relationship.

    June 15, 2011 at 10:57 am | Report abuse |
  112. Charles

    Women don't marry men, they marry men's money or fame which becomes theirs by default. I have seen tons of women get with horribly obnoxious men to get access to their money. To complain about it 28 years later after you have enjoyed the money and the fame seems silly. You reap what you sow.

    June 15, 2011 at 10:51 am | Report abuse |
  113. Fran

    This is real...She has always said stuff on the show about getting married etc.

    He's creepy and ugly with his helmet hair! Though he will find a way to sell something out of it!!!

    June 15, 2011 at 10:49 am | Report abuse |
  114. John

    I love how she put up with his "Life" for so long and now after all these years she is tired of it? Please, Simmons has never changed in as long as I have read these tabloids. Now all of a sudden her Blondeness has finally come to her senses? Joan, is just a bitter man hater herself. These woman love to get mixed up with men that stray and then make up some "poor me" story after they get tired of it. If you really don't like it, just go away!

    June 15, 2011 at 10:45 am | Report abuse |
  115. LH

    Botox much, people? They all appear to be made out of some sort of polymer.

    June 15, 2011 at 10:45 am | Report abuse |
  116. Beau

    Behar is a PIG.

    June 15, 2011 at 10:43 am | Report abuse |
  117. Daniel

    This is just a set up so the sheep will tune in for the next season....just more cnn infotainment

    June 15, 2011 at 10:41 am | Report abuse |
  118. JEN

    GENE NEED TO LEAVE HER. SHE IS NOT ATTRACTIVE AT ALL. GENE NEED TO FOLLOW HUGH HEFNER FOOTSTEP . GENE IS ON TOP OF THE WORLD. HE CAN GET ANY HOT BABES HE WANT.THAT IS THE POWER THAT NOT TOO MANY MEN CAN HAVE

    June 15, 2011 at 10:40 am | Report abuse |
  119. Grassho99erX

    Man his wife or girlfriend or whatever was being really hateful on every turn & I`d hope she didn`t ever return if I were Gene . Hate to have to put up with that $hi* everyday or even once a week . F her move on Gene . Get a good women . Love your Ax shaped bass man .

    June 15, 2011 at 10:38 am | Report abuse |
  120. Don_J

    ...so, now all of the sheep will flock to watch the "season premier"...

    June 15, 2011 at 10:37 am | Report abuse |
  121. Peter Crissssss

    Staged. If somebody was over it, why would they go on two shows and give the same soundbites?

    Don't fall for it.

    June 15, 2011 at 10:33 am | Report abuse |
    • John

      They get paid to do the interview. The content being the same in multiple interviews shows she's serious about wanting to move on to something better, and that he doesn't understand what's happening, or doesn't care.

      June 15, 2011 at 10:42 am | Report abuse |
  122. r4bbit

    I used to like that reporter until I saw her in another converation with two other reporters showing her true colors. Gene Simmons made his way the hard way and keeping up with the modern times which many cannot do from his era.Don`t blame him for not sticking his tounge out at that reporter I wouldn`t have wanted any either.lol.Rock on Gene Simmons )~~~~~~~

    June 15, 2011 at 10:28 am | Report abuse |
  123. T

    good. hes a dick anyway.

    June 15, 2011 at 10:24 am | Report abuse |
  124. John

    Talk is cheap Gene, if she means anything to you, do a big wedding, you're not getting any younger, and she deserves it, doesn't she? Otherwise, you really don't care and it's all pointless... like the other 5000 women.

    June 15, 2011 at 10:21 am | Report abuse |
  125. nancheska

    Shannon's done, and I don't blame her. She's raised the kids, time to move away from a bad situation with Gene.

    June 15, 2011 at 10:19 am | Report abuse |
  126. AJS7698

    Completely contrived. Gene's whole persona is contrived. He's a non smoking, non drinking conservative jew and a devout family man.... But he knows how to make a buck. They love each and this is all contrived to get higher ratings for their show. I say brilliant and well played Gene and Shannon !

    June 15, 2011 at 10:13 am | Report abuse |
  127. Birmingham Brenda

    Forget the lie detector-I'd be insisting on regular STD test results! Shannon's put up with it for this long, what's she going to do next, go out and get a talk show? If she liked it then she should've made him put a ring on it long ago, or walked. Women let men write the rules and then whine when they do what men do–fool around with no consequences. I've admired Gene's support for our military and their kids seem amazingly well adjusted, so he can't be all bad. He just can't be faithful. Doubt he's going to change at this age, Shannon. Duh.

    June 15, 2011 at 10:12 am | Report abuse |
  128. aacon

    Free publicity :-) They can say got ya now :-)

    google ' Gene Simmons guitar ' without the ' ' and check out that cool a55 thing.

    June 15, 2011 at 10:11 am | Report abuse |
  129. John

    The people ragging on Joy for giving an interview that covers the difficult content in Gene's show, give me a break, that was one of the best interviews I've seen in some time, but at the same time, it looks like Gene is about to lose someone he says he cares about.

    June 15, 2011 at 10:06 am | Report abuse |
  130. Sean

    Listen up you dumb blonde...... he is a rockstar.... they are known to... and have been immature for decades..... stop acting like this is news to you... especially after 27 years..... some rockers smarten up... some don't.... apparently Gene hasnt... and who cares? we all have to have a lil fun now and then.. and then going on a crappy show... were you knew Joy was going to instigate something at some point.... she always does... and to slam Gene like your all that.... do us a favor..... move on with your "2nd stage of life" and get the hell out of our lives...

    June 15, 2011 at 10:05 am | Report abuse |
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    June 15, 2011 at 10:02 am | Report abuse |
  132. saraj

    Its all for the new season, otherwise it would have come out many many months ago..

    June 15, 2011 at 10:01 am | Report abuse |
  133. SophieCat

    Somewhere in the world are 5,000 very stupid, very desperate women WITH NO TASTE IN MEN. Shannon Tweed is not one of them. And why anyone would suffer the company of Joy Behar I'll never know, a more talentless SHREW never existed.

    June 15, 2011 at 9:58 am | Report abuse |
  134. FREDO

    I think that the interview speaks more about the nature of women than about Gene Simmons. That pretty wife if his is just another one of the 5000 he slept with, nothing more. Take a good look guys at what women are about and think twice before popping the question or buying that 12 thousand dollar ring.

    June 15, 2011 at 9:57 am | Report abuse |
  135. Twiddle-dee

    The real scary part of this whole thing is Joy Behar!!!!

    June 15, 2011 at 9:52 am | Report abuse |
  136. Mike

    The most fascinating thing about this whole story is that CNN actually gave Joy Blow-hard her own show.

    June 15, 2011 at 9:52 am | Report abuse |
  137. A Gene Simmons Says:

    OINK OINK OINK

    June 15, 2011 at 9:50 am | Report abuse |
  138. SliderX69

    Lets face it, Shannon went after Gene Simmons because he WAS GENE SIMMONS from Kiss.
    If he was a factory worker or a short order cook she would of never even looked at this guy.
    Now she has issues after 28 years that he's still attracting female fans. Shannon is the biggest gold digger of them all she captured her prize, lived life very well and now that he's 61 years old she wants to bail. Gene I would pack her bags for her. you were used buddy. She knew who you were then and it was fine with her, why is she trying to change you now, thats the question. I bet this was all planned 10 years ago.

    June 15, 2011 at 9:50 am | Report abuse |
  139. Cubby

    The real story here is that someone thought it was a good idea to give Joy Behar a show. I'd rather set myself on fire than to listen to her imbecilic screetching.

    June 15, 2011 at 9:48 am | Report abuse |
  140. Mike

    This was probably set up like the scenarios of the show. This show has become so unbelievable in the situations they become put into along with the scripted reactions that it's ridiculous. It was good the first couple of seasons, but now it seems fake.

    June 15, 2011 at 9:47 am | Report abuse |
  141. sameeker

    Lets find another man to bash. Simmons was stupid to go on that show. When do men get a show to start bashing women and exposing gold diggers?

    June 15, 2011 at 9:45 am | Report abuse |
  142. Myrna

    Good for Shannon that she has come to realize that her llife matters just as much as his. Shannon stood by just like so many other women do with the man in their life, in the hope that he would wake up but Gene will not. His major problem is that he fails to understand that no matter how many women he beds he is not man enough to handle the one woman who really loves him, warts and all. How sad for him but, how empowering for her. I wish her a greater joy in the second half of her life journey. She is worth so much more than Gene can ever offer.

    June 15, 2011 at 9:42 am | Report abuse |
  143. I P Frehley

    Shannon Tweed is still hot!! funniest thing to me was that Simmons called Joy " JOYCE"

    June 15, 2011 at 9:37 am | Report abuse |
  144. chris

    he's a F*(king idiot!!! why even claim to sleep with 5,000 women ESPECIALLY when he has Shannon at home!!! i bet she's tired of putting up with his BS. props to her for keeping it together as long as the kids are in the house!

    June 15, 2011 at 9:37 am | Report abuse |
  145. Duane W

    Shannon has been saying for years she wants to be married. Maybe it is time he takes care of business, she is a fantastic woman

    June 15, 2011 at 9:36 am | Report abuse |
  146. jerry c

    Who did she think she was marrying? Pat Boone?

    June 15, 2011 at 9:34 am | Report abuse |
  147. John

    She looks serious Gene, shows all the signs that she's not happy, out of love and ready to move on. As one person out of 7 billion, to another, pay attention, it's about over.

    June 15, 2011 at 9:31 am | Report abuse |
  148. T-

    Lets get real here. You know she has probably had her share of flings! She has what she wants and if she wants to change it she will. But the purse looks too good!

    June 15, 2011 at 9:28 am | Report abuse |
  149. Honey Bear

    Real or fake, you got to wonder if Shannon isn't going through the "empty nest" sydrome. She has lived with Gene for all these years and if he is as terrible as he is being protrayed – why is it such a big deal to her? I am all for women and hate cheating men, but if you tolerate the cheating the first time and remain in the relationship – why complain now? Was the money good or does Shannon have her eyes on someone else? I am just saying!!!!

    June 15, 2011 at 9:25 am | Report abuse |
  150. Natalie

    @susanbellnc

    She stayed with him 28 years because of the kids... I watched Family Jewels last night and that is what she said. It makes sense too. I know it's not an excuse to stay with someone but when you think about the kids, sometimes it's the best thing to suck it up and wait until they are out of the house. I don't mean it's the best if you are always yelling to one another but she was tough enough to just keep it in for the sake of the kids. If you would have watched the show you would understand why she stayed with him.

    June 15, 2011 at 9:19 am | Report abuse |
  151. gwats

    Shannon is not an idiot. She has been a consort to one of the most Womanizing Rock Stars of the late 20th Century for nearly 30 years, and NOW she's fed up? It's about 20 years too late for that 'buyer's remorse' to kick in. I weep for you Shannon, but my tears are from laughter!

    June 15, 2011 at 9:18 am | Report abuse |
  152. kilmo

    Seems you all are a bit slow on this one: I think people watch too much "reality" television, and they think it really is reality, when most of it is REALLY bad acting. In any case, Simmons and Tweed are pulling a fast one on you, and you are are all a bit too slow to catch on to that. They are playing with you all, and you all are sucking it right up. it's so funny how things can be SO obvious to some, yet others miss it totally. Simmons and Tweed are both a bit smarter than most of you!

    June 15, 2011 at 9:13 am | Report abuse |
  153. Not Fooled

    Gene Simmons is nothing but business. This is business. Screwing everything with warm blood is part of promoting himself. Shannon likes Gene's money. That is why she has been with him for 28 years. Shannon, honey if it will make you feel better, I'll make a go with you 5000 times so you can catch up. Bring your sister! Gene can sell tickets!

    June 15, 2011 at 9:13 am | Report abuse |
  154. colvin

    And I should care about this why?

    June 15, 2011 at 9:09 am | Report abuse |
  155. Jackson

    The entire time I'm reading this article, Detroit rock city is playing in my head

    June 15, 2011 at 9:09 am | Report abuse |
  156. Viper

    JG said: "Shannon is fun, smart, and of course a total knockout. She could literally have any man on this planet that she chooses."

    None of that means squat if she's got a freezer between her legs.

    Just sayin'.. ;-p

    June 15, 2011 at 9:04 am | Report abuse |
  157. yoshi

    He's a vile narcisstic pig. I would not take all of his money if I had to be like him. it's repulsive. He's not a human being, he's a greed machine. As for Shannon – well, they say if you marry someone for money, be prepared to work for it. And like an idiot, she's not even married to him.

    June 15, 2011 at 9:04 am | Report abuse |
  158. don

    its all an act for the new season. scripted as always. you have to be a moron to beleave the stuff that happens on the show is what really goes on in there typical life.

    June 15, 2011 at 9:03 am | Report abuse |
  159. Rudi

    2012 is coming and a lot of folks say “oh it’s the same as all the other false prediction”…I don’t think so. You can feel and smell the fact that we as humans are on the verge of something that needs to change; you do not have to think “doomsday”, you can read more about it at TheDimensionMachine dot com

    June 15, 2011 at 9:02 am | Report abuse |
  160. Shannon

    I honestly do not beleive he slepts with 5,000 women... maybe he slepts with lots of them.. but not 5,000. However, she has a right to be mad IMO.

    June 15, 2011 at 8:53 am | Report abuse |
  161. keith

    surprised she hasn't done this sooner....considering how much he brags about sleeping with 5000 women (i seriously doubt that claim!!) and how he is not a true partner (since they're not married) with always being around girls, etc.....sorry she really has been treated like crap, although he has a buttload of money. I hope she was smart enough to have some sort of agreement in place that she gets a certain amount of money by leaving his sorry a$$

    June 15, 2011 at 8:45 am | Report abuse |
  162. Fan

    Sorry Gene, but the schtick's gotta stop. You have a good woman and you're driving her away. I'm no rock star but even I recognize a good thing when I have it. Haven't the one night stands gotten old yet? What are you (still) trying to prove. I'm 50, and a long time fan, but even I'm disappointed. Stop the macho crap, nobody's buying it. Or you're gonna find yourself alone.

    June 15, 2011 at 8:43 am | Report abuse |
  163. melissa

    SO FAKE! These two are horrible actors (no shock there!). It was obviously an act to get buzz about their "reality"(?) shows new season.

    June 15, 2011 at 8:41 am | Report abuse |
    • Ashley

      This is scripted and fake. He was on a radio show, took a lie detector test, and passed to prove he had not slept with another woman since he met Shannon. He also supposedly told the truth that he had slept with 3,000 women.
      She was given a scenario about George Clooney, and said that she would definitely sleep with him. She also told the truth. They were laughing and having fun. Reality shows are just that. Nobody wants to watch a happy family, they want drama, drunks, druggies and fights. As Elaine said FAKE! FAKE! FAKE!

      July 12, 2011 at 9:27 pm | Report abuse |
  164. Mike Muck

    Why is she so mad, They are long time room mates. NO COMMITMENT. that's what happens. She should have thought about this along time ago.

    June 15, 2011 at 8:34 am | Report abuse |
  165. kasey

    Total publicity stunt. And I'm so glad you people think that looks are everything. Did you ever stop to think he might actually be a nice guy that plays a role? This is a guy who loves his country, appreciates our troops and isn't afraid to show it, and does quite a lot of charity work. Maybe you should all grow up a little.

    June 15, 2011 at 8:31 am | Report abuse |
  166. Anonymous

    Check the Gene Simmons.com website. They're selling tickets to a meet the family event in Canada starting at 79.50. This is all bs.

    June 15, 2011 at 8:27 am | Report abuse |
  167. Paul Stanley

    Does this jumpsuit make me look fat?

    June 15, 2011 at 8:25 am | Report abuse |
  168. Bernard Webb

    I find Gene Simmons to be intensely annoying and avoid him in any way I can. He is a disgrace to the human race.

    June 15, 2011 at 8:23 am | Report abuse |
  169. bear

    gene is who is has always been this way and she new all this going in. what the problem is is she is feeling the empty nest . seems she loved the money when he did what he does . she need to except gene for who he is and except it he never cheated on her he uses the females for a prop that is all

    June 15, 2011 at 8:22 am | Report abuse |
  170. Tork

    BTW...Paul Stanley is the lead singer of KISS, not Gene

    June 15, 2011 at 8:18 am | Report abuse |
  171. Suz

    I don't think this tension is scripted. If they deceive their audience, it will become obvious very quickly when the new season starts and that show will be over. Simmons is nothing to look at, but the heart looks past that. Obviously Tweed has hoped against hope for decades that Simmons would make an honest woman of her and against her better judgment has allowed Gene to have his cake and eat it, too.

    I think she's totally serious about moving on. And correct me if I'm wrong, but I think that in California their relationship is considered a common-law marriage, and she would get a sizeable share of his assets.

    June 15, 2011 at 8:15 am | Report abuse |
  172. The One Who Knows

    Whatever he did, allegedly did, claims to have done, admitted to have done, there was no excuse for Gene to be set up and lamblasted as he was, espectially by someone with as low corresponding esteem as Behar (someone who could not get a man...or anyone for that matter) herself. This is yet another example of how men are bombarded by judgements by women who have no place judging men in the first place.

    June 15, 2011 at 8:10 am | Report abuse |
  173. Jon

    Fake. Everything about Gene's show is fake. This is fake. When Gene goes to red carpet events with little models even THAT is fake. the thousands of women is probably fake too. or not as many as he claims.

    June 15, 2011 at 8:08 am | Report abuse |
  174. she's a gold digger

    First of all, Shannon talks like she's half in the bag during this interview and I think Gene knows it. Shannon never had to put up with any of it and knew who Gene Simmons was when she got involved to begin with. It didn't seem to bother her while she was spending Gene's money everyday that he alone worked for, but all the sudden.. she's tired of "IT"? you mean the fortune and fame you never would have had without Gene Simmons? She's a total anchor and not good looking enough to demand anything. Give her a few million and kick her to the curb

    June 15, 2011 at 8:08 am | Report abuse |
  175. Dan

    Why does this headline only mention Gene Simmons? It should read "Shannon Tweed walks out on Gene Simmons". Shannon is one of the most beautiful and talented women in the world, and has been for decades. She deserves top billing, NOT Gene Simmons.

    June 15, 2011 at 8:07 am | Report abuse |
  176. andy

    both of them are slime.

    June 15, 2011 at 8:02 am | Report abuse |
  177. KISS ARMY

    I loved the interview he did on NPR years back. He totally shut Terry Gross down. I think he did it because she is pretentious and he is an egomaniac. Shannon Tweed knew what she was getting into twenty years ago.

    June 15, 2011 at 7:58 am | Report abuse |
  178. Rick

    Shannon if you ever read my comment, you deserve better!!! Think outside the box, that being his mansion! It's time to KISS and say GOODBYE!

    June 15, 2011 at 7:37 am | Report abuse |
  179. MHO

    HAS BEENs. Both of them. Next. please.

    June 15, 2011 at 7:37 am | Report abuse |
  180. Dan

    Kudos to them... This "act" will draw in the suckers for their show... Not to mention all the free advertising they'll get off of this charade.

    June 15, 2011 at 7:36 am | Report abuse |
  181. JPX

    I love Gene Simmons but the bottom line is that he's a narcissist, which means that he believes that he can do anything without consequence because he is so "great". Tweed is pathetic for sacrificing the best years of her life to someone who is a known serial cheater.

    June 15, 2011 at 7:32 am | Report abuse |
  182. Jeff

    Gene is NOT the lead singer, Paul Stanley is!! DUH

    June 15, 2011 at 7:24 am | Report abuse |
  183. CarmenSo

    Ok this is the same woman that went on Howard Stern and said its alright that Gene cheat on her, That she didn't see a problem with it because she knew he loved her. Sorry toots if I don't feel sorry for you. After all, if you knew what you were signing up for and you continuously put up with it for years. She shouldn't be mad at Gene. She should be mad at herself.

    June 15, 2011 at 7:23 am | Report abuse |
  184. Hrmmm

    All part of the show. It's scripted and this is part of the b.s. BOO Genie and Shannon :(

    June 15, 2011 at 7:20 am | Report abuse |
  185. mike

    It's Scripted for publicity.

    June 15, 2011 at 7:14 am | Report abuse |
  186. fff

    Tweed is a bad actress. This is obviously FAKE.

    June 15, 2011 at 7:11 am | Report abuse |
  187. posse

    Tweed is all plastic. They deserve each other.

    June 15, 2011 at 7:05 am | Report abuse |
  188. teepee

    maybe she had to go number 2

    June 15, 2011 at 7:04 am | Report abuse |
  189. posse

    Party on Gene

    June 15, 2011 at 7:00 am | Report abuse |
  190. rolyat

    Shannon Tweed is still a beautiful woman. 30 years ago, she was one of the HOTTEST I'd ever seen. I have no clue why she tolorated Gene's cheating on her continuosly all these years. And the sad thing is Gene rubs his phalandering in her face.
    I mean come on here, he's not even good looking. YUK ! The hair looks like a dried out forrest waiting for a fire. Maybe she stayed for the financial security. I mean he's worth $300 Million plus. But as a common law partner in the state of California, I bet she could walk away with $100 million of it. They have been together for 28 years. Must count for something.

    June 15, 2011 at 7:00 am | Report abuse |
  191. Mike

    It's all staged to promote their reality show. NOW she is getting upset about his past women? Fake!

    June 15, 2011 at 6:50 am | Report abuse |
  192. tim

    joy bbehar is going to he!! for causing uch fights and if it truly was a couple having that roughof a moment and she made it worse and worse it just confirms what i have known for a long time i am an idiot for watching this channel at least msnbc doesnt have monkeys like joy beehive on tv id rather watch paint dry.

    June 15, 2011 at 6:38 am | Report abuse |
  193. Kevin

    Is he the guy that does Geico's "So easy, even a caveman..." ???

    June 15, 2011 at 6:35 am | Report abuse |
  194. nonbeliever

    Can't you tell Shannon is having a hard time from smiling the whole time! I don't believe it. I love the show. I agree who'd want to sleep with Gene? He is a very smart man though!

    June 15, 2011 at 6:33 am | Report abuse |
  195. Steve

    Gene calls Joy "Joyce" toward the end, and that's your clue that he's acting. That's one of those Gene touches that he plans out to amp things up, but it just reveals this as fake.

    June 15, 2011 at 6:08 am | Report abuse |
  196. Bannon

    When did Gene become the lead singer of Kiss. I wonder if Paul Stanley knows this?

    June 15, 2011 at 5:58 am | Report abuse |
  197. Albert911emt

    To the author of the article: Gene Simmons wasn't the lead singer for Kiss....Paul Stanley was......Simmons was the bass player.

    June 15, 2011 at 5:52 am | Report abuse |
  198. Eddie

    The whole thing was a publicity stunt, and Joy Behar was in on it.

    Anyone who thinks that these shows would risk millions by not scripting them beforehand, and risk their ratings is a moron.

    June 15, 2011 at 5:35 am | Report abuse |
  199. REALITY

    Women love PIGS....just as long as they are RICH AND have BIIIIIG penises.

    June 15, 2011 at 5:34 am | Report abuse |
  200. Mike H.

    What reality show is REAL? I can't think of one. They are all staged and idiot Americans eat it up while their own lives are wasted and have no purpose.

    June 15, 2011 at 5:21 am | Report abuse |
  201. movitaru

    Gotta give them both credit excellent publicity for the new season, needed something to keep it interesting After all he did pass a lie dector test on the Adam Corolla show didn't he? and if they are together after 28 years why is anyone surprised, especially Shannon..........................…@MathewG, I just got an $829.99 iPad2 for $83.37 and an awesome $1299 MacBook Air for only $111.93, its being delivered tomorrow. I would be an idiot to paying high prices at places like Walmart or BestBuy when I even sold a 42" HDTV to my boss for $600 that I only paid $77.53 for. I use two sites, both are good, SwipeBay.com
    and SnagBids.com ...

    June 15, 2011 at 5:20 am | Report abuse |
  202. Willy

    Gene you should have known better than to go on the Joy Moron show.

    June 15, 2011 at 4:38 am | Report abuse |
  203. Darlene

    It's all for publicity, anyone who believes that either this was "real" or that their show is real is an idiot.

    Having said that though, the man is a pig and sleeps with anything he walks within a mile of. Shannon puts up with it because he's worth $300 million. I just hope she has plenty of boy toys on the side, I'm sure she does since he's gone on all his tours and business ventures most of the time.

    June 15, 2011 at 4:24 am | Report abuse |
  204. Abe Vroman

    Who cares?

    June 15, 2011 at 3:41 am | Report abuse |
  205. Bill Sargent

    I typically like Joy Behar.... but the two women from this clip and what little i see, really ganged up on him not allowing him to even form a thought or speak and every single word was twisted and fueled more anger in Shannon. Here's what I think, and this is in general... If you have these kinds of problems in your relationship, you shouldn't agree to do reality shows because they certainly don't help your marriage... and two, if things are at the boiling over point, you shouldn't be scheduling interviews where the topic might and probably will come up.

    June 15, 2011 at 3:36 am | Report abuse |
  206. Teddy Baseball

    Why the hell so women think they can tame celebrities, rock stars, or pro athletes. they are all the same.

    She knew what she was signing up for.

    June 15, 2011 at 3:27 am | Report abuse |
  207. FU

    Maybe the goldigger realized she doesn't have to be married to this pompous buffoon to enjoy the KISS fortune?

    June 15, 2011 at 3:22 am | Report abuse |
  208. teri

    He is so ugly. But come on girl you got your nice house, clothes and face lifts for years and the guy wouldnt marry you so thats your problem.

    June 15, 2011 at 2:50 am | Report abuse |
  209. Sterrizzill

    Gene is not the lead singer of KISS. Paul is. #corrections

    June 15, 2011 at 2:49 am | Report abuse |
  210. The Selfish Gene ...Simmons

    Gene is a serious business man. His partners are his band and his lady. This was all just good hype. He has been saying that 28 years with her or whatever, 5k women, its part of the mystique and whole Gene/Heavy Metal thing c'mon.

    This flow into the show, they doubled their viewers for the new season and they'll laugh all the way to the Bank. Thats the American way people.

    Stop arguing, all a part of their show biznizz.

    June 15, 2011 at 2:41 am | Report abuse |
  211. Molly

    I doubt he has slept with that many women, if he has I hope he gets STDs check-ups once a year, haha. I'm guessing it's just a publicity stunt, he always makes jokes about how many women he's been with, why is this any different?

    June 15, 2011 at 2:24 am | Report abuse |
  212. I love Sandra

    Joy Behar said a bad word!

    That Shannon Tweed chick is a beeyotch!

    June 15, 2011 at 2:18 am | Report abuse |
  213. epona30

    I cant tell if this is really for real anger and emotion. I think its all the botox.

    June 15, 2011 at 1:54 am | Report abuse |
  214. hollywooddood

    it aint always easy to get looks AND money in a marriage.....with that said, it was a PR stunt and joy and her peeps were totally in on it....after all, these people ain't good actors (or musicians for that matter)

    June 15, 2011 at 1:54 am | Report abuse |
  215. epona30

    Wow. Warts? I hope those 5000 women hear this. I bet they feel pretty stupid now. lol

    June 15, 2011 at 1:48 am | Report abuse |
  216. SayWhat

    Why wasn't Joy sensitive enough to understand Shannon was hurt, not just angry. A woman should have gotten that. She missed the boat on that one.

    June 15, 2011 at 1:39 am | Report abuse |
  217. Jeff

    Mick Jagger is as ugly as Gene but it is the fame generated by both men that get them the babes. Gene will anything for a buck.

    June 15, 2011 at 1:27 am | Report abuse |
  218. Phil

    It amazes me at how easily so many people are duped into actually believing reality television...INCLUDING this scene on the Behar show. And geniuses like Simmons are banking in on their stupidity. The popularity of reality TV is proof positive of the sad dumbing-down of America. I sometimes wonder if there are any single young/middle-aged women left who haven't signed away their souls (and intelligence) to gossipy, ignorant, and small-minded reality TV.

    June 15, 2011 at 1:21 am | Report abuse |
  219. Debbie

    He looks like thousands year old tranny!

    June 15, 2011 at 1:19 am | Report abuse |
  220. Mike

    Remember when he came to Vancouver, BC some years ago, waffling about how to get rich, and how superior he was to the rest of us mere mortals, blah, blah. You may have the money, the fame, and the women Gene, but you are way too arrogant. You can keep it all.
    Even so, liked some episodes of their reality show, but both Gene and Shannon are so full of themselves. What a lot of fakery! Hey Gene, here's an instant improvement for you... get a buzz cut and lose that silly bowl off your head.

    June 15, 2011 at 1:17 am | Report abuse |
  221. Ignatz Wye

    Gene is an educated, intelligent man while Shannon held it together for two decades (for the $$ and the kids) and could be nice/tender but was basically gold digger white trash. Watch this interview carefully and listen to the actual dialogue. He uses the literary phrase "warts and all" and she instantly assumes the worst: that he is talking about her and the kids as trash...and goes off on him like one of the Mob Wives. Completely ignores his attempt to explain linguistially which she likely wouldn't have understood if she listened. Shallow dumb bunny. Playboy bunny. He was actuallysincerely trying to defuse the situation by being self-deprecating. Same thing at the end... he tries to build on a comedic question intro by Joy and Shannon totally misinterprets, personalizes, and storms off. Twit. As Gene's mother may have said at one point: she's not good enough for him. But he (within his chosen and habitual lifestyle) loves her more than anyone else except his kids and was struggling to convey that. They just speak different languages and Shannon has nil listening skills.

    June 15, 2011 at 1:06 am | Report abuse |
    • Judy in the Sky

      Well you are right as far as how the script went, but you missed the point that the whole things was a big publicity stunt. She's not dumb; she knew exactly what he meant when he talked about himself "warts and all."

      June 15, 2011 at 1:14 pm | Report abuse |
  222. Doug

    Please get your facts straight. Paul Stanley is lead singer. Gene sings on some great songs but Paul has always been the front man.

    June 15, 2011 at 1:05 am | Report abuse |
  223. Floyd

    Hodgkins, Ill. boarding projects

    June 15, 2011 at 12:54 am | Report abuse |
  224. ygnabb

    Reality shows *never* have any basis in reality.

    June 15, 2011 at 12:52 am | Report abuse |
  225. Black Heart

    Gene Simmons is a Douch,,,Shannon is a beautiful lady and always has been. She should leave his F'n ass because a loser is a loser. BTW I saw KISS in San Diego and they still suck.

    June 15, 2011 at 12:47 am | Report abuse |
  226. RW

    Who in their right mind would want him anyway?

    June 15, 2011 at 12:42 am | Report abuse |
  227. Julianna

    Wait, she doesn't care for a joke about his schlong, after personally participating in and obviously getting paid a lot of money off of a show called "The Family Jewels"??

    June 15, 2011 at 12:42 am | Report abuse |
  228. Marilyn Perry

    This new season episode was too painful to watch. If this really happening , you need to take this off the air and work on saving what you have left. If this is for ratings... Shame on you. either way this show has become too depressing to watch.

    June 15, 2011 at 12:42 am | Report abuse |
  229. sissy

    Really? Come on! Are they both on drugs? First off, Gene doesn't pout. And secondly, Shannon does not act like that. I call BS on this thing! Acting (for show ratings) at it's best!

    June 15, 2011 at 12:40 am | Report abuse |
  230. ibrad

    I`m sorry but,I really can`t stand joy behar. I can`t put my finger on it just..... I truky like Shannon Tweed(I know a family member) but why did she have to go through surgery. I think she was a wonderful lady. The only downfall is what did you think Gene was ? You knew before you started a relation and now your shocked?

    June 15, 2011 at 12:38 am | Report abuse |
  231. LarryP

    Obviously it's great publicity. If she wanted out, she would be out. She "might" do more shows - if the terms are right!

    June 15, 2011 at 12:34 am | Report abuse |
  232. Kelly

    Uh, Gene Simmons is NOT the lead singer of KISS! Paul Stanley is and always has been. lmao.

    -----

    "It seems the tension between the KISS lead singer and Shannon Tweed that has played out on their reality show “Gene Simmons Family Jewels” is, in fact, reality."

    June 15, 2011 at 12:33 am | Report abuse |
  233. JAC

    This is so fake. If they were really having problems would they go on every talk show they can find to rehash it a nauseum? With no thought about their kids? And as for her "storming" out as the headline said-yeah, right. She didnt storm out. She paced around the stage behind them before she left. Its as scripted as the show is. ther show is probably the most contrived and scripted "reality" show of all.

    June 15, 2011 at 12:25 am | Report abuse |
  234. DD

    If it's not an act Shannon is way stupider than I ever took her to be. And I NEVER thought she was stupid. Gene is one of the greatest entertainment businessmen ever, right up there with PT Barnum. A couple comments above gets KISS exactly. Never meant to be a band. It was- and still is- meant as a merchandising tool. Peter Criss didn't get it. Ace Frehley didn't like it. Paul Stanley didn't have a problem because HE'S DEAF! Anyway, Gene's exact woman count is 4,789 and that was before he got together with Shannon permanently.

    June 15, 2011 at 12:17 am | Report abuse |
    • big bald bad

      4,789....?.........Who are you? The clown that washes down his dick after each encounter?

      June 15, 2011 at 12:59 am | Report abuse |
  235. Enrique

    There show needs better ratings. Publicity stunt!

    June 15, 2011 at 12:16 am | Report abuse |
  236. Daleok

    Simmons is a jerk. Tweed deserves much better than him and has probably wasted 28 years of her life on this rock n roll has-been.

    June 15, 2011 at 12:13 am | Report abuse |
    • Dan

      You're an idiot...both Tweed and Simmons are wallowing in their millions as people like you actually believe in their "drama."

      June 15, 2011 at 1:25 am | Report abuse |
  237. stephen

    http://bit.ly/mKRQ4A

    June 15, 2011 at 12:12 am | Report abuse |
  238. dale

    gene took a lie detector several years ago.he made that up about all those women.anyway.they looked like the perfect couple.little did we know.i guess nothing lasts forever but three things.death,taxes and lieing politions.hope they can work things out.

    June 15, 2011 at 12:11 am | Report abuse |
  239. 6T9

    Gene and Shannon are nibbling the last little bits of the "Family Jewels" show. I call BS.This is the second show that they have pulled this BS garbage. Nice marketing, Gene. You just Jumped the shark.

    June 15, 2011 at 12:10 am | Report abuse |
    • big bald bad

      "Jumped the shark".....NICE!!! That's beautiful! Happy Days fan........you're showing your age.

      June 15, 2011 at 12:55 am | Report abuse |
  240. Shagger

    Cheap publicity stunt !! This dude is a wierdo that grabs all the cash he can !!

    June 15, 2011 at 12:10 am | Report abuse |
  241. Mavent

    Seems staged. A setup for their new season.

    June 15, 2011 at 12:09 am | Report abuse |
  242. James

    I don't really like him but honestly I blame her. He is being exactly what he says he is and for her to constantly forgive him and stay with him for 28 years is her year. Also this clip has a air of being staged for the promo of their new show.

    June 15, 2011 at 12:08 am | Report abuse |
  243. Dan

    Still perplexed why this guy is even popular. Kiss wasn't even a "real" band.. Kinda like the Monkees..

    June 15, 2011 at 12:03 am | Report abuse |
    • DougieT

      You know not of what you speak. Ace Frehley was one of the best guitarists of his day.

      June 15, 2011 at 12:17 am | Report abuse |
  244. DougieT

    I know that this can't be happening to Dr. Love. Does he no longer have the cure you're dreaming of?

    June 14, 2011 at 11:57 pm | Report abuse |
  245. Nubia

    What's the purpose of all this? Make money out of stupid spectators.

    June 14, 2011 at 11:53 pm | Report abuse |
  246. hd

    that's sad. my heart breaks for both of them. love is so hard.

    June 14, 2011 at 11:52 pm | Report abuse |
  247. Marky

    Couldn't care less. Never watched anything he's done other then one interview and I quickly realized he's just a money grubbing moron who thinks a persons talent is judged by financial gain.
    KISS was the dumbest band ever to get a recording deal and he is about as talentless as a human being can get. His only claim to success is from having a robotic sociopathic drive to toot his own horn and create enough hype to cash in on.
    Whether or not his wife is helping him out with some goofy media ploy is beside the point. The guy shouldn't be allowed anywhere near a camera until he has something to offer.
    Of course you couldl probably say that about anyone on a reality tv show these days. :(

    June 14, 2011 at 11:40 pm | Report abuse |
  248. quincy

    Come on Shannon, everyone else knows what he's like! He's revolting. He's usually so rude to women interviewers, so vulgar, and worse; SO humourless. This is the first time I've seen him at a loss for words, though, it took her 28 years to see him for what he is?

    June 14, 2011 at 11:40 pm | Report abuse |
  249. Connie

    I think they are both laughing all the way to the bank. Don't believe it, just check out how many people responded to this particular site, I don't think Shannon can get any man she wants, she is way past her 'doable' status as far as Hollywood is concerned, and so is he, you know you're career is on the downside when you appear in a reality show on TV. As for the 'scene' on Joy's show, it was nothing more than another episode of the ...Jewels my question is Who the hell cares? I never watch that show, or any other 'reality' tv. What an oxymoron, 'reality' TV, nothing could be further from the truth, reality it ain't.

    June 14, 2011 at 11:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • big bald bad

      Nice! Very happy to hear that there are other people that understand that reality.....really isn't. Gives me hope that all this crap will some day go away!

      June 14, 2011 at 11:35 pm | Report abuse |
  250. Big bald bad

    This is quintessential reality TV. It's scripted ! Gene is an exceptional business man. Admittedly he'll do anything for a buck. He's filthy rich. The show has done well but the public is looking now elsewhere. It's time for something shocking! To tie the script with a "real life" show like Joy Behar's, is the next step in publicity. It happens every day. You just don't realize it. Your emotions are being manipulated. The Bachelor. Survivor. Dog, The bounty hunter. You think it's real.....it really isn't! It's a business.

    June 14, 2011 at 11:31 pm | Report abuse |
  251. Jeremy

    SImmons's

    I don't understand what's so hard about possessive nouns ending in s.

    June 14, 2011 at 11:29 pm | Report abuse |
  252. master bates

    Well I have touched myself more than 5000 times. Does that count?

    June 14, 2011 at 11:27 pm | Report abuse |
  253. Lucy

    Manufactured reality. They just coincidentally start having problems right when the new season starts filming, and then have a convenient fight just when the episodes are about ready to air. Now that the kids are grown and off on their own, they're looking for some drama to keep people tuning in. Gene's all about self-promotion–and this is just a big setup for publicity. Drama sells!

    June 14, 2011 at 11:22 pm | Report abuse |
  254. HereWeGoAgain

    Gene: You have lost the love of your life. You never married her, to prove you really did love her by being her husband. This means you didn't want a wife, you like to continue fornicating with other women. She fell for it, the kids are gone, and you have not changed. Now is the time to make yourself right. Money isn't everything. The love of a woman who has been with you and faithful for over 28 years is. Get on your hands and knees, present her with the biggest rock you can find and ask her to be your wife. No more fooling around, ask her forgiveness and move on. Otherwise you lost the best thing that ever happened to you. Signed, A Former Fan of You–But a Fan of Shannon*

    June 14, 2011 at 11:21 pm | Report abuse |
  255. Sally

    It was a planned thing, just to draw attention to their new season!!!

    June 14, 2011 at 11:14 pm | Report abuse |
  256. Locode

    FFS, he's not the lead singer.

    June 14, 2011 at 10:56 pm | Report abuse |
  257. mlutherbling

    i think it's funny that KISS fans think they were a rock band,they were the 1970's version of the MONKEYS, talentless clowns.

    June 14, 2011 at 10:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • quincy

      Exactly, and they are even more pathetic now that they are in their 60s and still putting on thse ridiculous clothes and makeup. The entire thing is embassassing.

      June 14, 2011 at 11:44 pm | Report abuse |
  258. TTT

    It's all HYPE! They're doing the same schtik on every talk show they've been on this week!

    PUHLEEZE! His past is no mystery to her or anyone else! If you've ever watched the show, you know that his attending shows and posing with girls is all part of the biz from which she enjoys spending the $millions it brings in!

    June 14, 2011 at 10:52 pm | Report abuse |
  259. harrydog

    If she doesn't leave him she's a liar and a fraud. That's not acting that's just calling the public stupid fools. If Shannon was my mother they'd still be looking for his sorry ass.

    June 14, 2011 at 10:40 pm | Report abuse |
  260. Mark

    Gene Simmons has no integrity at all. The dude will do anything for a buck, and is proud of it. I wouldn't believe this nonsense for one second.

    June 14, 2011 at 10:39 pm | Report abuse |
  261. nancy pahr

    you know, I never was a big kiss fan; my son got me watching family jewels and love their family. Shannon you have put up with enough over the years. Gene, you two make a great couple; if you really love her, MARRY HER AND STAY FAITHERFUL. if you don't let her go!! She is still quite young enough to move on and find someone who will marry and apreciate her. Not marry her all these years is a slap in the face to her. Think about that!!!

    June 14, 2011 at 10:33 pm | Report abuse |
  262. Rockstarchef67

    well well well shannon.....it was fun when you wanted it to be fun....but now, after capitalizing on all of it, you want out. so go! no one is feeling sorry for you. you bought it, babydoll.

    June 14, 2011 at 10:31 pm | Report abuse |
  263. Typinator

    Holy Moly! What sort of "thing" would sleep with this guy. His face looks like an inflated air cushion and that hair is all natural – right?

    June 14, 2011 at 10:30 pm | Report abuse |
  264. Cameron M.

    Hey Rep. Weiner, did you see this?!

    June 14, 2011 at 10:27 pm | Report abuse |
  265. Midwestmatt

    Yes, Gene, you can replace the woman who loved you unconditionally with something much younger but it will never be as good. All you had to do was say, "No" when some hot thang made a play for you. You blew it.

    June 14, 2011 at 10:26 pm | Report abuse |
  266. Sabiduria

    This is balonga! This is all for the show set up. This lady has known about this man's lifestyle for 28 years. She's dealt with it and accepted it and benefited from it. So, for her to now throw up her hands and claims she has had enough, I ain't buying it. Damn! These people will sell their souls for a hit reality joint. What is this world coming too?

    June 14, 2011 at 10:20 pm | Report abuse |
  267. r

    Shannon, just stay away from my man. I will not tell you who that is. Only that it has never been, nor will it ever be, Gene Simmons.

    June 14, 2011 at 10:19 pm | Report abuse |
  268. KK

    Shannon...wow, hot.

    June 14, 2011 at 10:17 pm | Report abuse |
  269. pazyfe

    this is nothing to boast about, disgusting evil

    June 14, 2011 at 10:17 pm | Report abuse |
  270. larry

    I think they are promoting the show and this is all BS. They been on other shows doing the same thing the last few days.
    I wonder if the producers of the show take story ideas from outside sources?

    June 14, 2011 at 10:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • sabiduria

      I agree with you larry, it's all crap. These two love each other and accept each other and it's a game. They are playing the fools that are buying (literally) into this phony I hate you now plot.

      June 14, 2011 at 10:22 pm | Report abuse |
  271. TheMaxwellshowWNCX-Cleveland

    Don't buy the hype-It's an act! Both Gene and Shannon have too much respect for their kids to actually self destruct in public like this. Can you say SHOW BIZ? BORDINGK!

    June 14, 2011 at 10:00 pm | Report abuse |
  272. Brenda

    She's held her anger for years because she had kids and a pretty nice lifestyle. As she says she's in a new phase of her life and that is when you grow up and realize that what you have isn't what you want and you've been selling yourself short and letting a man strip your dignity from you and your kids because of his exploits. He is a pig and good for her for saying so. He's way too old to be hanging onto a "potentially" herpetic std riddden lifestyle. What smart beautiful woman with high self-esteem would want that? She's done with him baby.

    June 14, 2011 at 10:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • Brenda

      And you are the biggest sucker on the planet! What about that clip leads you to believe she is in a new phase of her life? She is still with him, still on TV, still promoting their show together, still being a great supporting actress. A new phase starts when the suitcases are loaded into the trunk (or in her case into a very enormous moving van), the door is closed and the car (and van) leaves the driveway.

      June 15, 2011 at 12:49 am | Report abuse |
  273. guitarcrzy

    Fake.

    June 14, 2011 at 9:51 pm | Report abuse |
  274. its so obvious

    This was just a live performance preview of their "reality" show in order to boost ratings.

    June 14, 2011 at 9:51 pm | Report abuse |
  275. Jay

    Tragic. Who needs marriage, and commitment, and monogamy? This is what believing the lie will get you – everytime.

    June 14, 2011 at 9:42 pm | Report abuse |
  276. @greg

    You seem to imply we shouldn't care about what Simmons does, but we should care about what you post. OK, I'm ignoring you now, just thought I'd let you know. Not that you should care. Now go to sleep...

    June 14, 2011 at 9:40 pm | Report abuse |
  277. KB

    She looks like the joker, with all of that Botox and the facelift. He is just gross. Spare me, it's all an act.

    June 14, 2011 at 9:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • alumette

      No acting there. What you see is what you get. Reality and it is sad.

      June 14, 2011 at 9:44 pm | Report abuse |
  278. sharkweek12

    AWKWARD! Gene Simmons, you suck!

    June 14, 2011 at 9:31 pm | Report abuse |
  279. Mircat

    Not exactly sure why people seem surprised or shocked over the supposed 5,000 women Simmons is supposed to have gone to bed with. Maybe you aren't old enough to remember Warren Beatty? He was the biggest love 'em and leave 'em ho in Hollywood for years. Thousands of women. Major shocker when he settled down and got married and had kids! And boy is Gene Jewish! I think it was the first season of his show, he flew to NY and went to see his mom. Little tiny VERY Jewish woman. That was a shocker to me, not the 5,000 women.

    June 14, 2011 at 9:28 pm | Report abuse |
    • alumette

      His little Jewish mom is very close to him. I think if she would make the small effort to suggest his behavior is not acceptable he would certainly try to change. He has had people suck up to him for decades and he feels he can get away with anything. It is juvenile and irresponsible behavior for a man his age in a relationship with a woman who is the mother of his two great kids to keep screwing around with bimbos the age of his daughter. He is old and sorry in my opinion. He will die a lonely man.

      June 14, 2011 at 9:42 pm | Report abuse |
  280. mickeymo

    retards

    June 14, 2011 at 9:27 pm | Report abuse |
  281. pr0nStar

    Tweed was a pr0n star.... i'm sure she's up there in the number of people she's "done".

    June 14, 2011 at 9:27 pm | Report abuse |
  282. Kim

    So she's tired of being Chaim's trophy shiksa?

    June 14, 2011 at 9:27 pm | Report abuse |
  283. mickeymo

    my god

    June 14, 2011 at 9:24 pm | Report abuse |
  284. jez

    Joy was less than a "joy" in this interview. I sometimes think she has fangs.

    June 14, 2011 at 9:20 pm | Report abuse |
  285. greg

    who in th phucccccck 'CARES"' WHAT THESE IDIOTS DO OR DO NOT DO??????????????????/

    June 14, 2011 at 9:19 pm | Report abuse |
  286. MATTHEW FERRARA

    MATTHEW FERRARA

    June 14, 2011 at 9:18 pm | Report abuse |
  287. Dave

    You know what, she knew the kind of man he was when she became involved with him. She's lived a very good life on his fame and fortune. She was an enabler this entire time and she put up with it for years. She must really have low self-esteem for her to stick around in such a hurtful relationship. I'm not suggesting her pain isn't real but she dealt with it this entire time and now somehow we're supposed to feel sorry for her. I don't like Gene Simmons but Gene is as Gene does.

    June 14, 2011 at 9:13 pm | Report abuse |
  288. james

    I just posted to say....who CARES??? These people...or entertainers are PATHETIC.....people wake up....this is GARBAGE "news".......Don't let these type of people ocupy your mind or soul....it is so UNIMPORTANT...I postede just to let children know that people like this..Behar, Simmons or Whoopie are simply NOT WORTH A THOUGHT IN YOUR LIFE. None of these people are...go do something with your life for OTHERS in Christ's name~Love you all.

    June 14, 2011 at 9:13 pm | Report abuse |
  289. Sheila

    I think Joy handled herself very well in this tense situation. When Gene tried to make her feel guilty for asking the obvious she turned it right back on him. Shame on Gene Simmons!!

    June 14, 2011 at 9:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • alumette

      Looks like the man is unable to be there to support Shannon, when she needs him the most. Their kids are grown, she has issues with the aging process ( plastic surgeries...breast cancer...etc..) and instead of being supportive, he keeps on showing up with young and brainless girls. He never married her so she feels used and abused. I think they really love each other. He needs her by his side so it means he needs to stop his juvenile behavior. Come on dude....she is the best thing that ever happened to you. If you died to-morrow, you would feel you have screwed up. Make it up to her. She is worth it.

      June 14, 2011 at 9:35 pm | Report abuse |
  290. Chewbacca

    It's a work.....they are trying to get better ratings for the final few episodes of the show.

    June 14, 2011 at 9:06 pm | Report abuse |
  291. Bobo

    Good for you Shannon. 28 years of loyalty is enough. You deserve to move on in your life. You've dedicated your life to the children and should be proud of what you've done.

    June 14, 2011 at 9:05 pm | Report abuse |
    • alan

      Shannon grow up. Your a gold digger, you proably have men behind Genes back. Know telling what you and Tracy Tweed does behind Gene's back

      June 14, 2011 at 9:53 pm | Report abuse |
  292. Suzy

    Drama queens...all three of them. I was interested in the new season until I saw this.

    June 14, 2011 at 9:04 pm | Report abuse |
  293. Bookenz

    He's an a- h o l e, but so is she for staying with him so long.

    June 14, 2011 at 9:03 pm | Report abuse |
  294. Angie

    Oh boy that was uncomfortable to watch!

    June 14, 2011 at 8:50 pm | Report abuse |
  295. Alfredo

    Don't doubt Gene Simmons. He was in one of the biggest rock bands of all time. He's been rock'n since the 70"s. He's old now but trust me all those tours the past 40 yrs, yes he got around. Go Gene. Kiss is alive!

    June 14, 2011 at 8:41 pm | Report abuse |
  296. Judy75201

    Fake.

    June 14, 2011 at 8:40 pm | Report abuse |
  297. PhilG.

    This is how they roll.

    They have an open marriage,she knows it and it's always been like that.

    That's as far as HE goes.

    She's got to stay faithful.

    They have kids and a life and she's a great lady.

    Wish Gene could get that through his head but he's always got to show a public face of a ultra macho man.

    Public and private-two different Gene's.

    Good people,I wish them well.

    June 14, 2011 at 8:32 pm | Report abuse |
  298. Rob

    Who cares....

    June 14, 2011 at 8:31 pm | Report abuse |
  299. GetReal

    All you Shannon supports out there do realize who she is right? If shes upset with him for sleeping with 5000 people its only because she is in 2nd place!

    June 14, 2011 at 8:31 pm | Report abuse |
  300. realist

    Shannon Tweed is no angel herself.

    June 14, 2011 at 8:29 pm | Report abuse |
  301. dehcated

    Gene Simmons looks less ugly with the makeup than without. I wonder if any of the 5,000 women he claimed to have banged are around? With that many variables, there might be a high chance of a few illegitimate offspring lurking about within the woodwork.

    June 14, 2011 at 7:02 pm | Report abuse |
  302. Vic

    Publicity, Publicity. He,s a business man an has an Alpha male superloving self existence, that he has been workin on for years. If Shannon does leave him it will be his own downfall, losing and taking for granted a beautiful person with all the potential to be in the superstar spotlight,and rolling in the dough herself. She has sacraficed her life to be a mother, a wife a friend to him. I wish them the best.Pull your head out of your ASS before you lose the best thing you have. Money can,t buy you love. When she leaves and reality sinks in and you realize those 5000 chicks (lol) did it for $$$$.

    June 14, 2011 at 7:01 pm | Report abuse |
  303. EH

    Hello!!! When Gene took the lie detector, the question asked was less than 5,000....so, if the number is now 5,000, I would say he's been real busy on the latest tour. Next thing we hear, it will be well over 10,000.

    June 14, 2011 at 7:00 pm | Report abuse |
  304. Jean

    What ever is going on is none of our busniss. If either of them where not popular who the hell would care, only their family . Leave it alone get a life . I feel for all involed.

    June 14, 2011 at 6:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • Vinnie Vincent

      Jean, you're an idiot. If you put your personal life on television for all the world to see, it *IS* everyone's business. Oh, and learn how to type and spell.

      June 15, 2011 at 9:29 am | Report abuse |
  305. MARY

    I don't blame shannon 1 bit for walking off. Gene should realize how wonderful of a person she is. He totally took her for granted. She put put up with his "Smeckel" in other's chic's for years and blew it. ( No pun intended). Love the show but you can only take so much for so long, and she deserve's better! LOVE YA SHANNON!

    June 14, 2011 at 6:25 pm | Report abuse |
  306. nikko

    staged, just like most "reality" shows as they'd be boring without all the "drama"...like the time nick and sophie bought a cake for Gene and it was ruined when they went over a bump..no one sells you a cake without a box, give me a break...

    June 14, 2011 at 6:04 pm | Report abuse |
    • Vinnie Vincent

      Agreed. It has all been calculated and scripted since day one. And this scenario played out exactly as scripted too!

      June 15, 2011 at 9:26 am | Report abuse |
  307. Mr. Ed

    Hi Jen..i have a long tongue too. Care to find out? lol

    June 14, 2011 at 3:29 pm | Report abuse |
  308. Linda Rhiner

    This is his life and Shannon knew that when she became his partner years ago. Granted, at this stage of life, Gene should not be trying to sleep with other females, but as long as he is a huge rock star, and a member of KISS, they will be throwing themselves at him, just to be near a rock star! As for Joy, stop hating men and setting them up to embarrass them on your show. It is not funny or a classy thing to do. They will work out their problems or they won't, but they don't need comediennes like Joy Behar adding fuel to the fire in order to boost her ratings for her little show. MInd your own business lady!

    June 14, 2011 at 3:02 pm | Report abuse |
  309. paulapaula

    Yep he waz wit me befor idol

    June 14, 2011 at 2:52 pm | Report abuse |
  310. thomas

    behar set him up plain and simple!!!!!! that witch don't care anyways she's a commie

    June 14, 2011 at 2:49 pm | Report abuse |
  311. hoofawted

    it's a publicity stunt. he's been parking the beef bus in tuna town for almost 30 years with her now. i find it hard to believe that she's been cluless about it or that he ever joked about it before. next talk show, hulk hogan will probably hit him with a chair & challange him to a cage match.

    June 14, 2011 at 2:47 pm | Report abuse |
  312. Beautiful Vixen

    He is ugly and he thinks he is God's gift to woman. It's his tongue and his money that gets the women. @Ace I'm sure he had more than one woman in his bed at times. He must be a lizard king with him flicking that tongue his all over the place.

    June 14, 2011 at 2:43 pm | Report abuse |
  313. Jablome

    He's been talking about all the women he's screwed for 20 friggin years, so which part exactly is she surprised by? She was probably running out to find the nearest free clinic for cootie testing....

    June 14, 2011 at 2:34 pm | Report abuse |
  314. MadCityBabe

    my bet is that it's all a ploy for their show............which is a guilty pleasure of mine – I LOVE THESE TWO......they are great together

    June 14, 2011 at 2:32 pm | Report abuse |
  315. Jobe

    Gotta give them both credit excellent publicity for the new season, needed something to keep it interesting After all he did pass a lie dector test on the Adam Corolla show didn't he? :-) and if they are together after 28 years why is anyone surprised, especially Shannon..........................

    June 14, 2011 at 2:28 pm | Report abuse |
  316. Millie Bea

    He's LUCKY she slept with him- he has to be one of the ugliest men around- and that hair! UGHHHHH

    June 14, 2011 at 2:24 pm | Report abuse |
  317. jillmarie

    It's a publicity stunt! They want to boost their ratings for the reality show they make.This seems to go with a plotline on their show. She's hung in there a long time, though!

    June 14, 2011 at 2:08 pm | Report abuse |
  318. Crimson_King

    WOW! 5000 women? hmmm....well, considering that I'm a loser at age 38 and have slept with Zero women, I guess idolatry isn't such a bad thing after all. lol (p.s. yes, 0 women :( ....hey, who out there wants a virgin?

    June 14, 2011 at 2:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • Reason & Logic

      Sounds like a new hit reality show, "Who Wants a Virgin"

      June 14, 2011 at 9:05 pm | Report abuse |
    • subdoc32

      It's Adultry dumb@$$! your ignorance is probably why you haven't gotten laid. that and the fact you probably still live your parents!!

      June 14, 2011 at 9:36 pm | Report abuse |
    • hushupp3

      Hey, Subdoc: It's not adultry because they are not married, dumba$$!

      June 15, 2011 at 12:31 am | Report abuse |
    • nancheska

      Ha!!! Good one: "Who wants a virgin?'

      June 15, 2011 at 10:24 am | Report abuse |
    • LearnAWord

      Hey subdoc32, try to learn a word. Idolatry is the worship of an idol, as in this case, a person who has slept with 5,000 women to a person who has slept with none. Dumba$$.

      June 15, 2011 at 2:34 pm | Report abuse |
  319. Viceroy

    Pure ratings hype for new show. Who cares this show is one step above WWF crap

    June 14, 2011 at 1:54 pm | Report abuse |
  320. chuck

    I herd he is a Mormon ! Even used to sing in their tabernackle chior.

    June 14, 2011 at 1:36 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jess79

      I think he's Jewish.

      June 14, 2011 at 3:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • Rick

      He's Jewish. Next time check Wikipedia before making such dumb statements. His birth name was Chaim Wirtz. His mother is a Holocaust survivor. Her name is Flora Klein. After World War II she emigrated to Israel, where Simmons was born. Later they emigrated to New York City. Years ago he had his name legally changed to Gene Simmons in honor of a rockabilly performer Jumpin' Gene Simmons. The German word klein means "small" which translates to Kiss in Hungarian.

      June 14, 2011 at 6:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • Pondy

      She is fed up with his act. She stayed till the kids wet to college, but she's leaving his cheating ass. She can have any guy she wants. He is a fool.

      Shannon! Call me!

      June 14, 2011 at 9:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • alumette

      you "herd"...how many cows ? you mean you heard ? I don't think it was a performance. Their relationship has been on the rocks for some time....and Shannon is done......she certainly looks done to me....not even medium rare.....DONE.

      June 14, 2011 at 9:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • John

      Csok or puszi are kiss in Hungarian

      June 15, 2011 at 9:53 am | Report abuse |
  321. Harry

    FAKE. Shannon and Gene are acting here.
    Please don't tell me some of you are falling for the publicity stunt.
    All of this "tension" is to hype of the new season beginning tonight.
    This show was been scripted since the very beginning.

    June 14, 2011 at 1:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • They can act?

      Do you really believe that either of them is that good of an actor. I remember seeing Ms. Tweed's soft-core on Skin-a-Max. No much in the acting chops there, quite possibly had to boink her way via the casting couch. I know of only one film for Mr. Simmons, some sci-fi thing, but not worth watching. Both seem like sleaze.

      June 15, 2011 at 9:22 am | Report abuse |
  322. Shannon Tweed

    I just drop a couple of biscuits in Gene Penny Loafers.

    June 14, 2011 at 1:28 pm | Report abuse |
  323. Arnold Schwarzenegger

    I would like to be the first to say congatulations to Mr. Simmons. I am very impressed that he has been able to pork thousands of women and not even have to get married. We all have something to learn from Mr. Simmons. You sir, are my idol.

    June 14, 2011 at 1:23 pm | Report abuse |
  324. jen

    Ms.Tweed get you one of those young guys off of that couch of NBC.

    June 14, 2011 at 1:23 pm | Report abuse |
  325. Deke

    If you don't think that this was staged - as every other thing on Simmons' show is - then you are too dumb too live.

    June 14, 2011 at 1:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • Evel Knievel

      We have a winner. Nothing, absolutely nothing, in Gene Simmons' world happens without calculation on his part.

      June 14, 2011 at 1:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • bud

      Duh. Why would she come on the air just to walk off over one of the silliest things he said? Looked like Behar fell for it when she snapped at Gene for blaming her but she's not that stu............well, maybe she did fall for it.

      June 14, 2011 at 9:50 pm | Report abuse |
  326. igor

    I recall the early KISS shows of 1971 where the band would start playing and while Peter Criss was attempting a drum solo Simmons would pull down his pants with his butt hanging over the stage and try to doo doo on the audience. It was great fun.

    June 14, 2011 at 1:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • RedWings

      I recall one concert where Gene dropped some huge loggerheads on stage and mustve been angry with Ace Frehley. They were jawing back and forth then Ace flipped Gene off and Gene started hurling handfulls of his own doo doo at Ace.

      Ace smashed his guitar, kicked in Peter Criss bass drum then began to take a pee all over the drum kit. Paul and Peter made a hasty retreat while Gene and Ace dooked it out on stage both of them covered in Genes doookie.

      Hilarious.

      June 14, 2011 at 1:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • lonewolf777

      KISS was not around n 1971 (or 1972).

      June 14, 2011 at 8:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • alumette

      ...for REAL ? He defecated on stage ? I can't believe it. I am so grossed out . Pig is way too nice a word to describe him. I love pigs. They are great animals and smart. That behavior is not civilized human behavior . He is a freak.

      June 14, 2011 at 9:52 pm | Report abuse |
    • stejo

      I'm as big a KISS freak as Peter Griffin – they got together in '73. Funny how no scatological incidents are anywhere on Google. And Gene has always been a jerk, but he wouldn't do anything onstage that would endanger the bank account.

      June 15, 2011 at 1:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • Chris

      Uhh yeah like everyone else said, Kiss didnt exist until 1973 and Im sorry but what you described has NEVER happened at a Kiss show.. You sure youre not thinking about GG Allin instead?

      June 15, 2011 at 5:41 pm | Report abuse |
  327. jen

    You idiots it wasn't his looks it was his tongue okay?

    June 14, 2011 at 1:16 pm | Report abuse |
  328. LEEl

    She had kids with him. She stayed while he was with Cher. It has to be the money because he is pretty ugly. Course, he does have that long tongue.

    June 14, 2011 at 1:14 pm | Report abuse |
  329. jen

    You idiots; it wasn't his looks it was his tongue, okay?

    June 14, 2011 at 1:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • TheQuietMan

      Well… It was extra points, but… It was/is the gig. Which is to say FAME. ANY man with fame can get laid disproportionately to the other factors. How do you think Congressman Anthony Weiner gets laid at all!!! The gig. A position of importance, real or perceived. A little cash on top is a kicker, but it's not necessary. Athlete, rockstar, politician, businessman, TV/film personality… IT'S THE FAME.

      June 14, 2011 at 8:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • AtlantaJeff

      WRONG!!!!! It is the $75 million that he has in the bank/assets!!!!!!! Hell, I do him for that kinda cash!!!!! And he is just stupid enough to think that becasue they are not married – she cannot take him to the cleaners if they split up!!!!! WRONG GENO!!!! It is called "Palimoney" and USUALLY – they get more than if they were married!!!! Gene – your a dead man!!! She ain't taking your schmeckle – she'll take something MORE valuable – your bank account!!!!!!!!

      June 14, 2011 at 10:35 pm | Report abuse |
    • Chris

      His tongue?! I think it was more what he had in his pants-a wallet!

      June 14, 2011 at 11:54 pm | Report abuse |
    • Cynical Person

      To collect on Palimoney, the paying party has to promise to get married. Depneding on state and local laws, if you live with someone for a predetermined amount of time, you are considered married in the eyes of the law. Don't know about CA, but in TX, its two years living in the residence.

      June 28, 2011 at 6:32 pm | Report abuse |
  330. Flex

    Ok, after twenty som odd years she's just getting around to being tired of it all?? In my relationship, it would have happened once, then it would be SEE YA!

    June 14, 2011 at 1:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • MT

      Well, perhaps being a gold-digger comes with some sort of expiration date. She knew who he was when she started the relationship, and she chose to stick with it until she got what she wanted. Now she wants something different. They both bear an equal share of the responsibility for their predicament.

      June 14, 2011 at 11:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • Meriana

      Maybe it's because her children are now grown up. A lot of couples split up as soon as the children are out of the house.

      June 15, 2011 at 10:26 am | Report abuse |
  331. Ace Frehley

    5000 women? That one woman EVERYNIGHT for 13.7 years. I call BS on that one.

    June 14, 2011 at 1:08 pm | Report abuse |
    • red01angel

      If the 5000 women thing iss true, I'm pretty sure Simmons wasn't just enjoying one woman at a time, if you catch my drift.

      June 14, 2011 at 6:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • MARY

      Yea like Ace really posted THAT comment. Coughin Bulls**T on that 1..... lol

      June 14, 2011 at 6:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • jul418

      That math only works if it was ONE woman at a time.....

      June 14, 2011 at 9:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • James

      Remember Gene has been famous since the early/mid 70's so at this point that is 5000 women over 40 years or 120-130 per year. You know given his status in the pre-Aids days.............might not be that much of an exaggeration.....

      June 14, 2011 at 9:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • VegasRage

      I'm sure there were multiple women in one night, funny how women call men dogs but then a guy with a lot of money shows up and they all throw their panties off and get freaky. Double standard much?

      June 15, 2011 at 12:46 am | Report abuse |
    • Chris

      You do realize KISS has been a huge band since the 70s, right? Perhaps spread out the 5,000 over 30+ years and it makes more sense.

      June 15, 2011 at 9:27 am | Report abuse |
  332. Dennis

    I thought he passed a lie detector test about whether he was fooling around and passed. It was on Adam Carola's radio show. I have to give her points for sticking around for so long.

    June 14, 2011 at 1:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jo

      I saw that. I never saw "Tension" between them. I thought his screwing around on her days were long over. He's a total fool if he is. That chick can have any man she wants, and nice thing for the kids too! Who are awesome. I think he was just busting her chops.

      June 14, 2011 at 5:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • Shelly Randell

      If you watch the interview with the lie detector, after all of the build up, he is actually asked something like "Have you made love to any other woman since...." to which he responded "No." Of course he passed the test because in his narcissistic mind, he is not "making love" to any of the trashy females who throw themselves at him only to end up as a trophy photo in his collection. Yick and double yick!! I couldn't stand to think where his tongue or any other part of him had been.

      June 14, 2011 at 9:41 pm | Report abuse |
    • John Smith

      nice kids? u kidding?
      his son was caught plagiarizing and his daughter has rep of .. well.. ... after all... her mom... well... lets just say the apple doesnt fall far from the tree. (and if u r too thick to get it, look up shannon's career – it sure made a lot of people happy.)

      June 14, 2011 at 9:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • John/kc

      Gene Simmons gets tail the same way Charlie Sheen gets it. He pays for it!

      June 14, 2011 at 11:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • VegasRage

      I have to give Gene points for maintaining grace under pressure as she decided to lose it on TV.

      June 15, 2011 at 12:44 am | Report abuse |
    • Nobeers

      "Give her points" - for what?? she is as dumb as he is.. why would she stick around with a guy like him.. and then 2 kids with him.. thats just morally wrong.. she seems like a decent woman (not according to Wikipedia though).. and he damn ugly.. and stupid..

      June 15, 2011 at 4:23 am | Report abuse |
    • w2lucky

      Shannon is no jewel either. Yes Gene is fugly and has money, but the way Shannon was taking each and every comment out of his mouth and purposely making him look like a fool shows what a witch (throw the B in front) she really is. On national TV? Talk about throwing someone under the bus. For those of you who think she's hot, you really need to get out more.

      June 15, 2011 at 9:54 am | Report abuse |
    • Iman Azol

      John Smith: Sounds like you're getting a naughty thrill from hinting that Shannon was in Playboy. Keep your hands on the keyboard, boy.

      It's amusing to hear internet commandos call these people stupid. They've both managed to be very rich for a very long time. So if they're stupid, they're better at it than you are.

      June 15, 2011 at 10:29 am | Report abuse |
    • Elli

      He could have bought those results.

      June 15, 2011 at 1:00 pm | Report abuse |
  333. boocat

    Were the 5,000 women he allegedly slept with blind? He's ugly...always was.....yuck!!!!!

    June 14, 2011 at 12:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bookenz

      This couple puts the funk in disfunktional.

      June 14, 2011 at 9:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • Yup

      Gene's pretty intelligent by Hollywood standards, but also pretty crude. I'd highly recommend googling his interview on "Fresh Air" with Teri Gross. Hard to find, and one of the extremely few interviews not allowed by the interviewee to be released for rebroadcast, one would assume due to Gene's extreme ignorance and irreverance.

      June 14, 2011 at 9:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • JG

      Shannon is fun, smart, and of course a total knockout. She could literally have any man on this planet that she chooses. What the hell is she doing with that ugly little troll?

      June 14, 2011 at 9:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • Anna

      Your 100% Right!!!

      June 14, 2011 at 9:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • khsdhdfg

      It's all an act to get more people to watch his lame show.

      June 14, 2011 at 10:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • steve

      Tweed could do SO much better than the egomanic Simmons. What's she waiting for?

      June 14, 2011 at 10:41 pm | Report abuse |
    • susanbellnc

      Yup: I read part of that interview in Teri Gross' book. The man is such a jerk. Why he even agreed to do the interview when he really wasn't answering the questions and was being so obnoxious I'll never know.

      It took Shannon Tweed 28 years to finally get fed up with Simmons? I really gotta wonder if it is all a publicity stunt. Sure appears that way.

      June 14, 2011 at 10:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • VegasRage

      Yet there are millions of women out there who would screw 50 miles of buzzard puke if it has packed wallet.

      June 15, 2011 at 12:42 am | Report abuse |
    • sundevil98

      I bet his wallet looks good.

      June 15, 2011 at 12:54 am | Report abuse |
    • Rogerian

      I think the whole thing is scripted. Tweed has always played along with Simmons 'persona.' It's the part he plays in life. Like Howard Stern. It's a character. However, like Stern I can see how this behavior can get on your nerves after 20 something years.

      June 15, 2011 at 6:12 am | Report abuse |
    • Lean6

      And here I was looking forward to some more unsolicited political voting advice from this sleaze bag. (sarc)

      June 15, 2011 at 6:22 am | Report abuse |
    • CarolO

      Rather strange when last season he took a lie detector test that stated he is truthful in that he had been with no other women since he has been with Shannon. I think they are beefing this up to improve their ratings. I hope so, at least, because they really are a cute couple. They have a family together, a home together, a life together. A piece of paper will not make their commitment any better but it would be nice if they would take 10 minutes and get married.

      June 15, 2011 at 8:41 am | Report abuse |
    • Chris

      Most women will sleep with any man who has money or is on a stage. It is pretty obvious. Hugh Hefner is old, ugly, etc BUT he's rich. Gene Simmons has and always will be ugly BUT he's rich and was in a huge band. Slash from Guns n Roses....any different? The list goes on and on and on and on and on.

      June 15, 2011 at 9:25 am | Report abuse |
    • FREDO

      Gene Simmons will find himself alone one of these days.... that beautiful wife of his is very bangable. He is on his way out and he cannot compete with the youngsters that are coming up, he is an old fart that thinks that aging will not apply to him but he is absolutely wrong.

      June 15, 2011 at 9:52 am | Report abuse |
    • FREDO

      Gene Simmons will find himself alone one of these days...... that beautiful wife of his is very bangable. He is on his way out and he cannot compete with the youngsters that are coming up, he is an old fart that thinks that aging will not apply to him but he is absolutely wrong. He nnes to start understanding that the only reason he gets laid is because of his money, it's not his intellectual ability or definitely not his looks.

      June 15, 2011 at 9:54 am | Report abuse |
    • jj

      I remember that Terry Gross interview. WOW – what an a ss! Shannon CAN do much better than this pig, yet she stays for the money and prestige – which is actually bondage and humiliation. It's always been her choice to stay. I think the feelings were truthful, but it was mostly a stunt for the show. Shame on Shannon. Guess it's like an addiction, to her.
      Never much of a Kiss fan, but my BiL's biz partner loaned Kiss the $5000 for their original costumes. I hope that paid off well for him!

      June 15, 2011 at 9:59 am | Report abuse |
    • Hello

      He's a rock star! It doesn't matter what he looks like

      June 15, 2011 at 10:11 am | Report abuse |
    • MikeyNYC

      I've always liked both Gene Simmons and Shannon Tweed and i can understand that Shannon may want a change in their life together, but you really can't teach and old dog new tricks. Shannon isn't blind, deaf and dumb. She has been all-too well aware of his "indiscretions" over the time they've been together and those that occurred before she ever came into his life as well. If she is unhappy now, she should do whatever it is she wishes to change that, but to think that Gene is going to give up how he lives his life now is rather naive.

      June 15, 2011 at 10:23 am | Report abuse |
    • Bronco

      This is so fake its laughable...they are pumping up a simulated "Fake" break up to get people to watch their A&E show...Love how she "walks off" but actually stays in camera shot and paces around desk...lol...give me a break. She has been with this horned toad since 1983..raised 2 children to adults, and together they bathe in the lap of luxury and money..His "Winkle" most definatley does not even work anymore, so him walking around with 19 year old models is no threat to her...Joy Behar is a nasal sounding femenista anyway..I almost didnt watch the video because it was starring Behar

      June 15, 2011 at 10:42 am | Report abuse |
    • jimmymax

      He looks like an old woman whose face is collapsing. You'd think he'd have enough money to get his mug raised about 4 inches, with enough skin left over to make a nice wallet.

      June 15, 2011 at 11:01 am | Report abuse |
    • Jon KIng

      Are you that naive? You think Tiger Wood's got a model on his looks? You think guys slept with an old Liz Taylor for her looks? Its about fame and fortune.

      June 15, 2011 at 11:18 am | Report abuse |
    • fundies

      he got sloppy seconds from Wilt.

      June 15, 2011 at 11:47 am | Report abuse |
    • zimzum

      money talks

      June 15, 2011 at 12:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • Stiga

      What did she expect! They have never been married. He has no reason to be faithful. Marriage is for love but is also keeps men in check to not cheat because of the financial ramifications. Some men cheat and they pay! The smart ones never cheat and enjoy the marriage.

      Gene is not going to change until he goes through something dramatic in his life like a illness or bankruptcy. He doesn't respect her, she was just a show piece and a vessel to have his children.

      June 15, 2011 at 12:36 pm | Report abuse |
    • JJ

      Doesn't matter if he's ugly, he's a rich and famous rock star.

      June 15, 2011 at 12:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • REALLY??!!!

      It could really be true.. Shannon has had the kids to raise so puttign up with his BS wasn't important with her; now that the chldren are gone and it's just them, she is forced to deal with him and his ways; it's possible that she has finally HAD IT because he refuses to change, and maybe she was hoping he finally WOULD.

      June 15, 2011 at 12:54 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sue

      Ugly, yes, but isn't this the same band that wears tons of make-up? You can't see his face. That make-up and a fat wallet is why womwne sleep with him, if his claim is true. Personally I believe if a man really was "with" 5000 women, would he not have any STD's by now?????

      June 15, 2011 at 12:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • Smokin_Tweed

      And yet look at his 'wife' Shannon. She's still super hot.
      Her beer goggles must have been surgically implanted on her.

      Call me Shannon. I'll be faithful and you wont' have to worry about me selling Kiss Coffins or Kiss Diaphragms.

      June 15, 2011 at 1:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • Kiss-Sux

      Gene Simmons is and always has been a D!CK. He never does anything without first thinking about how much money he'll make from it so I doubt this is anything except a publicity stunt. One could always hope that this is the real deal and as California residents she ends up getting 50% of his Kiss empire.

      June 15, 2011 at 1:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • Hannah

      Um, have you seen the dude's tongue? There's your answer. Plus, he's rich. Maybe that's why.

      June 15, 2011 at 1:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • BillyBob

      I agree that it is probably to increase ratings. HOWEVER, to get the kids to play along with it really ticks me sick. I won't watch the show anymore. I hope she leaves him for real – than it won't really be "good to me be" anymore. Maybe then he'll realize that he may be worth $300+ million, but has no one to enjoy it with. Can't believe I was a fan and contributed to his "fame and fortune" as a kid. He should have just stayed in hiding. Seeing how arogant he is slapped me in the face!

      June 15, 2011 at 1:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • Stephen

      Gene Simmons is one of the most unpleasant people I have ever had the displeasure of listening to in an interview. His arrogance crosses over in to the delusional.

      June 15, 2011 at 1:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jack

      Is his hair even real it looks like Horse hair....

      June 15, 2011 at 1:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • Alex

      I'm sorry but all I saw was her twisting his words in order to get some sympathy....

      June 15, 2011 at 1:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • toshmaster1

      check out the interview with terry gross. This guy is a total narcissist

      June 15, 2011 at 3:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • drew

      He was wearing makeup for most of that.... but yeah he's not a looker. Him and Ron Jeremy yuk!

      June 15, 2011 at 3:32 pm | Report abuse |
    • Smidy

      Beer and/or money has always made people look good!
      How long has she been with him? NOW it's a shock?

      June 16, 2011 at 2:36 pm | Report abuse |
    • JoeyE

      Wow.. I read and see how you people reacted about Gene Simmons and Shannon Tweed.. why are you judging them even rant on them.. why are you so much worrying about them.. . what of your life.. you will end up just like them or not.. quit judging or worrying of others.. think of yourself! you people need shrinks to quit worry/judge! cheers! I'm glad I don't worry nor judge of them.. because I do care of my family and my friends also I speak for myself.. nothing more! it is sad that you people do spend time on the computer to worry of any celebrity! who CARES about them! get a life! LoL

      June 16, 2011 at 2:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • Grandpa RD

      Gene might be ugly, but can YOU lick your eyebrows with your tongue? THERE you have your answer to ALL questions, mate.

      June 16, 2011 at 3:28 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jaybird

      @JG: Well, what the hell do you think she's doing with him?! It's all about the tongue, baby, if not the cash. Very simple.

      July 2, 2011 at 5:15 am | Report abuse |
  334. right

    You don't make enough $

    June 14, 2011 at 9:05 pm | Report abuse |

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