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Bret Michaels is the lead singer in the glam-metal band Poison and has starred in several reality TV shows, including The Celebrity Apprentice.
A preview clip featuring Bret Michaels from the Bio Special "Hot, Famous, and 40."
Bret Michaels discussing the importance having a sense of balance, and the benefits of staying fit.
Bret Michaels shows off the gold and platinum records that cover the walls of his office.
Bret Michaels recounts how he nearly died while sitting on his couch.
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Reviled by critics, the show received a number of harsh reviews, including this comment from The New York Times: "The well-meaning has-been Bret is surrounded with women who are too young, too frantic or too high to know that being easy isn't funny in itself." Still, audience members became hooked on the show for all its odd-ball characters and Michaels' candid commentary. Michaels also incorporated his diabetes into the program, teaching the contestants what to do in case of emergency. In the end,
he picked Jes, the pink-haired cosmetologist from Illinois.
Alas, Michaels' relationship with the winner never really got off the ground. He continued his search for a woman who was attractive and could handle his rock and roll lifestyle in Rock of Love 2 in 2008. This latest bunch of scantily clad bachelorettes have done private peep shows for Michaels, worked on motorcycles, played mud football, and completed other challenges while trying to win Michaels's heart. Some did not try too hard. One contestant got so drunk that she slept through her own elimination.
Beyond reality television, Michaels is reportedly working on another film. He told Billboard magazine in 2007 that he has been writing another screenplay. "It will basically be my life story, not only in the music business but what happened as a child," he said. That same year, Poison released an album of cover songs from such artists as David Bowie, the Rolling Stones, and Grand Funk Railroad.
Michaels is a father of two. He has two daughters, Raine and Jorja, with former girlfriend Kristi Gibson.
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