‘Gene Simmons Family Jewels’ Premiere: Relationship Drama Scores Respectable Ratings

Is this a case of empty nest syndrome gone awry? After  Gene Simmons  and his partner of 28 years,  Shannon Tweed , made several awkward appearances on Tuesday, the Season 7 premiere of their A&E reality series,  Gene Simmons Family Jewels , premiered to steady ratings. According to EW, the seventh season premiere on Tuesday night scored a solid 1.4 million viewers, which was similar to last season’s premiere audience in 2010. Leading up to the premiere, the couple had been promoting the series on the talk show circuit and some wonder if the added dramatics, such as walking off  The Joy Behar Show , were stunts to drum up ratings. Read More...

'Gene Simmons Family Jewels': Shannon Walks Out on Gene (VIDEO)

It looks like Gene Simmons' wandering eye (and hands and, er, other parts) finally caught up with him on the season premiere of 'Gene Simmons Family Jewels' (Tue., 10PM ET on A&E TV). Simmons' long-time partner Shannon Tweed confronted the KISS rocker after spying an online photograph of him cavorting with a pair of blonde babes while he was supposed to be at a "business meeting." Tweed wasn't joking when she told TV Guide that Season 6 would "show lots of warts this year." After grilling Simmons about his night out, a tearful Tweed said that she was "sick" of living with Simmons and headed straight for the door.