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Report: Aiken, Gibson set for 'Apprentice'

Report: Aiken, Gibson set for 'Apprentice'

NEW YORK, Oct. 12 (UPI) -- Singers Clay Aiken and Debbie Gibson, and reality TV personality Teresa Giudice are to compete on the next edition of "The Celebrity Apprentice" in New York.
Meat Loaf, Lil' Jon fired on 'Apprentice'

Meat Loaf, Lil' Jon fired on 'Apprentice'

NEW YORK, May 16 (UPI) -- Recording artists Meat Loaf and Lil' Jon have become the latest stars fired on "The Celebrity Apprentice" in New York.

Bret Michaels sues CBS over Tony injury

LOS ANGELES, March 27 (UPI) -- Singer Bret Michaels is suing CBS and the Tony Awards for a scenery accident two years ago that injured his head, his lawyer says.
Bret Michaels to go back on the road

Bret Michaels to go back on the road

NEW YORK, March 20 (UPI) -- Rocker Bret Michaels, just two months past heart surgery, says he and his band Poison will embark on a 38-stop U.S. tour this summer.
Michaels books 'Marathon' concert dates

Michaels books 'Marathon' concert dates

SAN DIEGO, Feb. 18 (UPI) -- U.S. recording star Bret Michaels has signed to perform at four Rock 'n' Roll Marathon Series events this year, the show's producers said Friday.
Bret Michaels discharged from hospital

Bret Michaels discharged from hospital

PHOENIX, Jan. 27 (UPI) -- Bret Michaels has been discharged from St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center in Phoenix after undergoing heart surgery, the rocker's doctor said.
Report: Michaels' heart surgery went well

Report: Michaels' heart surgery went well

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 25 (UPI) -- Surgery to repair a hole in the heart of rocker and reality TV personality Bret Michaels went well, said St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center in Phoenix.
Bret Michaels and Kristi Gibson engaged

Bret Michaels and Kristi Gibson engaged

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 21 (UPI) -- U.S. rocker and reality television personality Bret Michaels has proposed to Kristi Gibson, his on-off girlfriend of 16 years.
Bret Michaels lands VH1 docu-series

Bret Michaels lands VH1 docu-series

NEW YORK, Sept. 30 (UPI) -- VH1 says it is working on a new documentary-style series, "Bret Michaels: Life As I Know It," focusing on the family life of U.S. rock icon Bret Michaels.
Miss Mexico crowned Miss Universe in Vegas

Miss Mexico crowned Miss Universe in Vegas

NEW YORK, Aug. 24 (UPI) -- Miss Mexico, Jimena Navarrete, was crowned Miss Universe 2010 Monday night at a ceremony in Las Vegas.
Police: Drugs found on Bret's tour buses

Police: Drugs found on Bret's tour buses

INDIANAPOLIS, July 23 (UPI) -- Authorities say they stopped two of rocker Bret Michaels's tour buses in northeast Indiana this week and allegedly found marijuana and other drugs on board.
Michaels to perform after Vegas marathon

Michaels to perform after Vegas marathon

LAS VEGAS, June 21 (UPI) -- Bret Michaels has signed on to perform at a Las Vegas concert for the runners participating in a benefit for the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America.
Rocker Michaels set for Biloxi concert

Rocker Michaels set for Biloxi concert

BILOXI, Miss., May 28 (UPI) -- Poison frontman Bret Michaels had plans for another stage appearance -- scheduled Friday in Biloxi, Miss. -- this time with his doctor's knowledge.
Bret Michaels shows up at 'Idol' finale

Bret Michaels shows up at 'Idol' finale

HOLLYWOOD, May 27 (UPI) -- Hard-rocker Bret Michaels didn't bring a doctor's note when he showed up for the season finale of "American Idol" because he didn't tell the doc about the gig.
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Bret Michaels with Poison performs in concert at the Sound Advice Amphitheatre in West Palm Beach, Florida on September 1, 2007. (UPI Photo/Michael Bush)
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Bret Michaels (born Bret Michael Sychak, March 15, 1963) is an American musician, actor, director, screenwriter, producer and reality television personality. He first gained fame as the lead vocalist of the glam metal band Poison. Besides his career as lead singer, he has several solo albums to his credit, as well as one chart single. He appeared in the VH1 reality show Rock of Love with Bret Michaels and its sequels, and as a judge on the talent show Nashville Star. He was the winning contestant on NBC's reality show Celebrity Apprentice 3.

Michaels was born Bret Michael Sychak, to Wally and Marjorie Sychak, north of Pittsburgh in the city of Butler, Pennsylvania. He has two sisters, Michelle and Nicole. He claims that his parents had originally intended for him to have the middle name "Maverick", after the title character in the popular James Garner TV Western series Maverick. He is of Carpatho-Rusyn descent.

At the age of six he fell ill, and during a three-week stay in the hospital, he was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes.

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