Rock of Love

With the rumours swirling around Simon Cowell’s replacement on American Idol, Bret Michaels has emerged as one of the front-runners.

The rocker and reality star has voiced his interest in the judging gig, saying he would bring a unique personality to the talent show.

In a recent interview, Michaels said he is set to sit down for talks in LA regarding the role but that’s all it is at this stage.

Michaels said: “I’m not built exactly like Simon Cowell, but, at the same time, I respect what he did. But I would have to bring my own personality. I think if they have someone in there to try to imitate Simon, it would be a mistake; he’s an original.

“Bring Bret Michaels in to be original to who and what I am. Bring someone who can bring a little grit, true grit back to the show,”

“I love the fact that Simon gave me great kudos. He said that I would be a great judge. What he sees in me is the fact that I have lived this career from the basement up.”

The Rock of Love star rates his chances among the other contenders.

“They did a poll and I think it was Madonna, P Diddy, Howard Stern and myself, and I took 50% or 60% of the vote and that’s tremendous. I would love to be a judge on American Idol. I think I would bring a lot to the table.”

Source: Digital Spy

 

Poison front man, Bret Michaels is laying his heart on the line once more in “Rock of Love II” premiering Wednesday, June 4th on Citytv.

Broadcast schedule is as follows:

Citytv Toronto Wednesday, June 4th at 9:00pm ET
Citytv Winnipeg Wednesday, June 4th at 10:00pm CT
Citytv Calgary Wednesday, June 4th at 9:00pm MT
Citytv Edmonton Wednesday, June 4th at 9:00pm MT
Citytv Vancouver Wednesday, June 4th at 9:00pm PT

Even though things didn’t quite work out with Jes, the pink-haired beauty from season one who proved she couldn’t handle the rock-star lifestyle by handing in her VIP pass on the reunion special, Bret Michaels hasn’t given up on love. The tour must go on for the blue-eyed rocker, as he prepares to embark on his second search for that special woman who can live up to his expectations and rock his world. 20 new and beautiful hopefuls have been hand-picked by Michaels to move into his brand new Los Angeles rock palace and compete for his affections.

The contestants, from all walks of life, will be tested on their devotion to Bret and their love and understanding of all things rock ‘n’ roll. The girls must woo the superstar by proving their passion for rock and demonstrating the potential to be the perfect rock star girlfriend! Throughout the series, the ladies will take part in challenges designed by Bret himself to test their ability to adapt to the rock ‘n’ roll life, including a talent show, Mud Bowl 2, and custom chopper & video vixen challenges.

The girls who best meet the needs of the bandana-clad rocker are rewarded with exclusive gifts, dates with Michaels and travels worthy of a music superstar. Over the course of the competition, Bret offers the women who rock his world VIP passes allowing them to remain in his mansion and his heart. The women who can’t hang like a true backstage VIP will be eliminated. At the end of the rock ‘n’ roll rollercoaster, only one lucky lady will win the all access pass to Bret’s heart.

“Rock of Love” is executive produced by Mark Cronin, Chris Abrego and Ben Samek for Mindless Entertainment and 51 Pictures, producers of “Flavor of Love”, “I Love New York”, “Surreal Live” and “My Fair Brady”.

Will rock’s most eligible bachelor find true love the second time around? Watch as ‘Rock of Love II’ premieres Wednesday, June 4th, 2008 on Citytv.

20 hopefuls have their chance at true love with rock star Bret Michaels when “Rock of Love” premieres with a 90 minute episode Wednesday, February 20th, 2008 on Citytv. “ROL” will also air Friday, February 22nd, 2008 on The Biography Channel.

Broadcast Schedule:

Citytv Toronto Wednesday, February 20th, 2008 at 9:00pm ET

Citytv Winnipeg Wednesday, February 20th, 2008 at 9:00pm CT

(Moves to 10pm CT as of Wednesday, February 27th)

Citytv Calgary Wednesday, February 20th, 2008 at 9:00pm MT

Citytv Edmonton Wednesday, February 20th, 2008 at 9:00pm MT

Citytv Vancouver Wednesday, February 20th, 2008 at 9:00pm PT

The Biography Channel Friday, February 22nd, 2008 at 8:00pm ET/PT

Despite their hardcore image, rockers need love too! Best known as the shirtless, blue-eyed Rock God from Poison, “Rock of Love” shines a new spotlight on Bret Michaels. With 20 years of continuous success, sold-out tours and a couple of high-profile relationships under his belt, Michaels is now ready to wear his heart on his sleeve and get serious about his love life. The hard-charging Poison front man is looking for a woman that can truly keep up with his rock ‘n’ roll lifestyle and not become jealous of his one true love – performing. 20 beautiful women have been hand picked by Michaels to move into his heavy metal palace in the Hollywood Hills and compete for his affections.

The contestants come from all walks of life, from devoted Poison fans that first saw Bret rocking out on MTV in 1986, to a new generation of head bangers who swarmed Bret’s recent solo tour. The girls must woo the superstar by proving their passion for rock and the potential to be the perfect rock star girlfriend! Throughout the ten week series, the ladies will take part in challenges designed by Bret himself to test their ability to adapt to the rock ‘n’ roll life. From red carpets and award shows to grungy tour busses, gorgeous groupies, raunchy roadies and outrageous sporting events, Bret will determine which contestant best embodies the “rock star girlfriend” qualities.

The girls who best meet the needs of the blue-eyed bandana-clad rocker are rewarded with exclusive gifts, dates with Michaels and travels worthy of a music superstar. Over the course of the competition, Bret offers the women who rock his world VIP passes allowing them to remain in his mansion and his heart. The women who can’t hang like a true backstage VIP will be eliminated. At the end of the rock ‘n’ roll rollercoaster, only one lucky lady will win the all access pass to Bret’s heart.

“Rock of Love” is executive produced by Mark Cronin, Chris Abrego and Ben Samek for Mindless Entertainment and 51 Pictures, producers of “Flavor of Love”, “I Love New York”, “Surreal Live” and “My Fair Brady”.

Will rock’s most eligible bachelor find true love? Watch as ‘Rock of Love’ premieres Wednesday, February 20th, 2008 on Citytv and Friday, February 22nd, 2008 on The Biography Channel.

Wednesday, February 20th, 2008
Also airs on The Biography Channel Friday, February 22nd at 8:00pm ET/PT