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Gene Simmons Has a ‘Boy Crush’ on Clooney

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Gene Simmons has a "boy crush" on George Clooney. The KISS bass player admitted he finds the hunky actor attractive at the Carousel of Hope gala on Saturday in Beverly Hills, California, at which George was the guest of honor for his philanthropic work.

"What do you girls say when you like another girl, but you're straight?" he asked. When told he was referring to a "girl crush," he added, ''George could be my 'boy crush,'" as he raised his eyebrows and tilted his sunglasses.

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KISS Taught Deadmau5 How to Perform

Deadmau5Deadmau5 learned his showmanship from KISS. The producer wears a mouse-shaped helmet when performing and is known for putting on one of the most spectacular visual shows in dance music - making him one of the most highly paid DJs in the world - and he claims the idea came from the 70s glam rock band.

"The big turnaround for me was going to a Kiss concert. They're terrible. They suck so bad. I hope they don't read this. But their show is a f***ing show. They put a lot into making it entertaining. At one point, the guitarist pulls out a fricking bazooka and blows off a bit off the stage. How things have changed. I remember when [Nine Inch Nails frontman] Trent Reznor used to bring out a crappy old keyboard and smash it up, and everyone would say: 'Oh wow, that was so cool, we were at the concert where Trent snapped and smashed up his keyboard!' Bull***t. He used to do that every night. I loved the theatrics. It's about spectacle. That's what I realized."

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Original KISS Lineup Would Never Reunite

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KISSPaul Stanley would never be friends with Peter Criss or Ace Frehley again.

The KISS singer would never allow the band's former guitarist and drummer - who left in the 80s, but rejoined the band between 1996 and 2002 and 2001 respectively - to play with the group again and claims they were never very close even in their 70s heyday.

"Friends? No I was never really friends with them. The band was never about friendship, the band was about commitment to a cause, but friendship? We were all very different people. I loved them for what we created together, I certainly don't love them today. But the band as it is today is far more the embodiment of what we started than what we became," Paul said.

When asked when he had last spoke with his former bandmates, Paul said, "I spoke to Ace probably three years ago. Peter I haven't spoken to in probably a decade."

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Music Video: American Idol’s Top 9

Posted by K.C. Morgan Categories: Music Videos, Videos, Rock,

Watch the video above to see American Idol’s Top 9 performing “Love Gun” for Ford. The theme for the week paid homage to songs from artists in the rock n roll Hall of Fame. “Love Gun” was originally recorded by KISS, who have not been inducted into the Hall despite being nominated in 2009.

Get all the gossip and recaps from the show -- read all our American Idol 10 posts.

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Mix Tape: Chris Brown Denied Visa, Ace Frehley Writes Memoir

Chris Brown-Chris Brown was denied access into Britain as a result of his Rihanna assault case. His tour will be indefinitely postponed until he can clear his name

get a visa.

-Nassar Adhoot has been denied access to guitarist Joe Walsh. The Eagles musician was granted a restraining order after his neighbor threatened to kill him.

-Ace Frehley is putting down the guitar and picking up a pen. The former KISS player is authoring No Regrets, a memoir about a “life of sex, drugs and rock-and-roll.”

-Ex-Stereophonics drummer Stuart Cable was found dead in his home yesterday morning. It’s believed the 40-year-old may have possibly died after a drinking binge.

Just Sex and Rock for KISS Members

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Gene Simmons of KISSThe legendary rockers of surprisingly don’t adhere to a commonly used phrase in their industry.

“Even the phrase ‘sex, drugs and rock ‘n’ roll’ what a losers phrase that is! Why isn’t it just sex and rock ‘n’ roll? How did drugs become cool?” bass player said. “You can’t win a marathon high, you just can’t. Don’t get me started.”

Gene - who claims to have slept with nearly 5,000 women - and singer/guitarist Paul Stanley are the only original members left in the band, who had their heyday in the 70s.

Drummer Peter Criss and guitarist Ace Frehley joined the group for a 1996 reunion but Gene and Paul realized they had still had the problems which originally caused the breakdown of KISS in the 80s. “There’s magic in people seeing the original line-up, but from there it was really downhill,” Paul said.

Gene, 60, added to The Sun newspaper: “If you listened to it objectively, it grew old pretty quickly. All of the bull-s**t we had to go through with the drugs and booze and lack of self esteem that Ace and Peter had just sucked the life out of us. It’s been a thorn in my side for a long time.”

ABBA Inducted Into Hall of Fame

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Benny Andersson never expected to make it to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

The Swedish foursome will join the prestigious roll of honor much to the surprise of the “Waterloo” hitmakers. The musical group join The Hollies, The Stooges, Genesis and Jimmy Cliff in the upcoming induction.

“I didn’t think this would happen, because we were a pop band, not a rock band. Being a foreigner from the North Pole, this feels really good,” Andersson said.

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Awkward Photo of the Day: Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon

Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon kissing

And I thought Bruce Willis’ intense staring was creepy.

At this week’s TeenNick Halo Awards in Washington D.C, Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon proved they haven’t quite mastered the art of the kiss despite nearly 20 months of marriage.

Sadly, the sour look on Nick’s face isn’t the only awkward moment in the couple’s smooching history. You can relive a moment from their September Oprah appearance after the jump.

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Does Leighton Meester Leave You Singing?

Posted by Veronica Santiago Categories: Gossip, Performances, Videos, Pop,

Is really a hit singer wasting her time as a CW actress? Or is the Gossip Girl star just another beauty fronting an overproduced track?

Over the weekend, Meester helped kick off KISS FM’s Jingle Ball in Los Angeles. Her performance of “Somebody to Love” was coupled with a weak attempt at dancing and a strange bra-vest number.

But how was her actual singing? Watch the clip and you be the judge. Should Chuck Bass book his lady for a gig at his hotel? Or should this good girl gone bad stick Cobra Starship-esque cameos?

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Quote of the Day: Chris Weitz on Kissing Scenes

Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson in New Moon

“It’s not like when they’re about to kiss, I’m leaning in and saying, just off camera, ‘Tender, tender!’ or anything like that. I just let them do their thing. I think it would be creepy and inappropriate for me to advise them how to kiss one another or what it’s like to be young in love. I’m 40 years old. I’m not going to Polanski out on them.”

- New Moon director Chris Weitz on directing on-screen (also, perhaps, off-screen?) lovers Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson.

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