Tuesday, June 1, 2010

The World's Most Lovable Douchebag

What is it about this guy that we LOVE???
Why is he the next greatest American hero and who is this rocker extraordinaire?
Turns out this guy, is exactly "what the cat dragged in"......

Born in Pennsylvania, this 47 year old front man for the glam metal band Poison has lived a rock and roll lifestyle for most of his life. He and his band mates formed a band called Paris and left Pennsylvania in 1984 when they moved to LA, eventually changing the band's name to Poison. Their first album, with record label, Enigma Records, "Look What the Cat Dragged In" did not see much success until Michael's swayed band members in 1987 to film a little known marketing tool at the time, a music video. The result was a platinum album along with fame and success.

And Michael's has always been a ladies man. The most famous single, "Every Rose Has it's Thorns" was said to be penned about his break-up of his longtime girlfriend, Tracy Lewis, who felt that fame had changed him. The Type 1 diabetic then starred in the 2007 VH1 series "Rock of Love with Brett Michael's". In a Rock and Roll spin off of the TV show The Bachelor, multiple rocker groupies live in a house together and vie for the heart of Michaels. It was so successful, the show went on for 3 seasons.

To date, Michaels gained even more popularity when he took the crown from the King himself, Donald Trump, winning the reality TV marathon, The Celebrity Apprentice. That win brought Michaels into the mainstream, but it was not without it's dangers. A month before the airing of the pre-taped shows, Michaels suffered a serious brain hemorrhage with the prognosis touch and go for a while at best. He came through it, regained consciousness, and a week before the live announcement of the Apprentice he suffered a "warning stroke" and was briefly hospitalized. Against doctors orders, Michaels dragged himself, hell or high water, to the finale to accept his championship.

Dude has not stopped since. Like the Energizer Bunny, a week ago, Michaels was singing a duet with Casey James on America's biggest stage, the American Idol finale show.




And NOW??? Rumor has it Brett is being considered to replace America's most famous judge that we love to hate, Simon Cowell on American Idol. Is Michaels too nice? Is Michaels a big enough draw?

The world will have to wait. But if I were a betting girl, I wouldn't count Michaels out because this thing the cat dragged in, most certainly has nine lives.

10 comments:

Scott Oglesby said...

Like him or not the guy is a winner. Watching Apprentice this year I noticed that a lot of his personality traits seemed to come from a place of insecurity. Which is just about the opposite of the way I’d pictured him. So, by the end of that show, and with all his health issues…how could you not root for him?

The Dental Maven said...

Dude definitely has the je ne sais quoi.

Heff said...

I like the guy. Hate his lame music, but like the guy. American Idol could do worse.

madtexter ☺☺☺☺☺☺ (corey james) said...

I think he just got extremely lucky in the celebrity re-birthing process.

Oprah had him on her show recently, so I'm sure that didn't hurt with the sympathy vote.

I didn't realize who he was until I saw an old photo of his Poison days, with platinum hair jacked to Jesus.

BeckEye said...

Yeah, Bret left Pittsburgh but took his accent with him.

He was a judge on one of the seasons of Nashville Star and was easily the most likable one. He wasn't needlessly rude, but he would be honest if someone was horrible. But I seem to remember him giving CONSTRUCTIVE criticism, which would be a welcome change to the usual Idol judge comments like, "Pick better songs" or "Sing better."

B.E. Earl said...

I dunno...all I see is d-bag. Gia loves him, though.

Dr Zibbs said...

I agree. He's likeable for some reason.

RW said...

Not my music I guess, so I never followed him. This is the guy who almost died or something recently? Well hope he's doing well. Whoever he is.

Chris@Knucklehead! said...

I can see it. Though I think Gene Simmons would be great as the replacement for Cowell also. Or Elton John.

Shawn said...

As an avowed aficionado of the hair band era, I've long had a place for Poison on my listening rotation. I couldn't be more pleased to see Bret get a sort of second career in the spotlight.