GENE SIMMONS: 'When I Look In The Mirror, I Think I'm Really Handsome'

Hollywood.TV has posted video footage of KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons and his longtime live-in girlfriend Shannon Tweed having lunch at Prego in Beverly Hills, California. Watch the three-minute clip below.

In other news, Simmons spoke at the Entrepreneurs Organization in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada on Monday, September 29, 2008. A few excerpts from his speech follow below (courtesy of the Edmonton Sun).

""It's hard work getting rich. I love to work. I work eight days a week. I never take a holiday.

"Ladies, never marry guys in their 20s. They're morons. They don't have any money. They're not worthy of you.

On self-confidence:

"I think I'm good, really, really good. And when I look in the mirror, I think I'm really handsome. It's delusional. But it works!

"If there's anything worth spending money on, it's improving your language and people skills. You are your main product. The more people like you, the more likely they'll be to invest in you. Motivational speakers - you always get something out of them, because they know how to talk."

On family and holidays, given his work habits:

"I live in Beverly Hills! Everybody wants to come to my place for vacation! My TV show is filmed at home. Do I see enough of my kids. Sure. Do they want to see me? I'm 59! My son's 19. They never had allowances. They wanted money, they did chores. We have one absolute rule. You will never be high or drunk in my house. If you are caught, I will kick your Beverly Hills butt straight into a work camp in the Arizona desert.

"Love your mother, fear your father.

"'I'm not your friend!' I tell my kids. 'I'm your father!'"

On why did his kids turned out so well:

"Because we did not negotiate with them. I told them at an early age: You are not qualified to assess my decisions because you are an uninformed amoeba. There are repercussions when you make a bad decision. I'm bigger than you are. This is my house, not yours. I paid for it. Your room is not your room, it's my room.

"Finally, my lovely un-wife (they have never married) of 20 years Shannon Tweed. When she gets mad at the kids, watch out. Her eyes roll back like a shark about to feed."


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