From the channel that brought you "Dog the Bounty Hunter", "Gene Simmons' Family Jewels" and "Billy The Exterminator" comes House of Hair host Dee Snyder and his brood starring in "Growing Up Twisted".
What happens when Dee Snider, the legendary front man of heavy metal group TWISTED SISTER, is the "quiet one" in the family? "Growing Up Twisted" follows the outrageous and oddball daily pursuits of the Sniders, who think their zany world is just real life, perfectly normal... only it's not.
The seven episode series premieres with two back-to-back half hour episodes on Tuesday, July 27 at 10 p.m and 10:30 p.m. ET/PT on A&E.
The series looks at the unpredictable daily life of the Snider clan including: a baptism where a song opens up wounds between father and son; a playful sparring match that has devastating consequences; the inappropriate behavior of a local store clerk that brings the Snider men together in a show of solidarity; and a concert where Dee performs with his offspring. Throughout it all, despite their craziness, the Sniders prove the love that binds them, no matter how twisted, is undeniable.
Thursday, July 1, 2010
Some of the watercooler talk in the station yesterday was centered around Tiger Wood's impending divorce settlement. Woods will reportedly (or reluctantly) give his soon to be ex-wife Elin between $750 and 833 million dollars - FORE! Which got me thinking... what are the world's most expensive (see painful) divorce settlements.
Most expensive "celebrity" divorces
- Rupert Murdoch's divorce from Anna Murdoch; reputedly "the most expensive divorce in history" at $1.7 billion;  
- Adnan Khashoggi's divorce from Soraya Khashoggi; estimated at $874 million;
- Tiger Woods divorce settlement from Elin Nordegren has been estimated at $750 million, making it the "most expensive celebrity divorce" in history, as of June 2010; 
- Craig McCaw's divorce from Wendy McCaw; estimated to exceed $460 million;
- Michael Jordan's divorce from Juanita Jordan; estimated to exceed $150 million and was considered by Forbes Magazine to be "the most expensive celebrity divorce" in history, as of April 2007;
- Neil Diamond's divorce from Marcia Murphey; estimated at $150 million;
- Harrison Ford's divorce from Melissa Mathison; estimated at $118 million;
- Greg Norman's divorce from Laura Andrassy; estimated at $103 million ;
- Steven Spielberg's divorce from Amy Irving; estimated at $100 million;
- Madonna's divorce from Guy Ritchie; estimated at $90 million;
- Kevin Costner's divorce from Cindy Silva; estimated at $80 million;
- Kenny Rogers divorce from Marianne Rogers; estimated at $60 million;
- James Cameron's divorce from Linda Hamilton; estimated to exceed $50 million;
- Paul McCartney's divorce from Heather Mills; estimated at $48.6 million ;
- Michael Douglas' divorce from Diandra Douglas; estimated at $45 million;
- Ted Danson's divorce from Casey Coats; estimated at $30 million;
- Donald Trump's divorce from Ivana Trump; estimated at $25 million;
- Lionel Richie's divorce from Diane Richie; estimated at $20 million;
- Mick Jagger's divorce from Jerry Hall; estimated between $15 and $25 million.
Tuesday, June 29, 2010
According to the Federal lawsuit obtained by TMZ, Jake Holmes says he snagged a copyright for "Dazed and Confused" in 1967, two years before Zeppelin recorded its version that sounds suspiciously similar.
Could it be -- Zep ripped off a folk singer?
Listen to Holmes' 1967 recording.
Now take a listen to Zep's 1969 version.
The verses are different, but the music's a dead ringer.
Here's the good news for Page. Even if a court decides Page ripped off Holmes, the folk singer can only sue for damages from the last 3 years, because of that pesky statute of limitations.
As for why Holmes waited so long to sue ... who knows? His attorney had no comment.
(BROWARD COUNTY, FLORIDA) A "Driver Distraction Study" reveals the kinky things men do behind the wheel. The survey shows that a surprising 11% of men admit to driving with only one hand on the wheel, while the other one is down his pants. The supervisor of the study, Stuart Arnett said (quote) "What we discovered may be a major source of accidents on the road. Younger male drivers especially. It's one of those aspects of human sexuality that's not discussed or admitted."
(MASSILLON, OHIO) Donald Duck was arrested for drunk driving. The 51-year-old's full name is Donald Norman Duck. On Saturday night, police hand-cuffed him after he smashed into another car at a pizza drive-thru. He repeatedly rammed into the van, which was in line ahead of him. Police said Donald Duck (quote) "smelled of alcohol and suffered from red, glassy eyes". When he opened the car door, a bag of marijuana fell out. (Must have had the munchies) This isn't the first time Donald Duck has had a run-in with the law. He's been convicted 4 previous times for drunk driving. A police spokesperson said (quote) "Duck is a frequent flyer. He's got multiple previous DUI's. He's not that good a driver."
Monday, June 28, 2010
Palm Beach County, FL
The victim said he could see the alleged gray-haired, thong-wearer's scrotum and asked the man "if he would not do that" as the kids were present.
The man reportedly swore and said "if you don't like it call the cops."
So he did... and it went a little something like this.
and not enough tattoos. Motley Crue front-man has been arrested on suspicion of driving drunk, RadarOnline.com has confirmed.
Police say that Neil, 49, was arrested in Las Vegas early Monday, and is being held on $2,000 bail. Shortly before Neil was arrested, the rocker appeared at his Las Vegas restaurant -- Vince Neil's Tres Rios. Weirdly enough that isn't Spanish for "Three Strikes" which is what he's facing drunk driving -wise.
Twenty-three years after Neil drove drunk and had an accident that killed his passenger, Nicholas "Razzle" Dingley of Hanoi Rocks in 1984. He served just 30 days in jail, BTW. Regarding the tragic accident, Neil was recently quoted as saying, "I don't endorse drinking and driving. I endorse driving responsibly. I made a tragic mistake that cost one of my dear friends his life."
Words to drive by Vinny.