Rockers Diss Rihanna for Lip-syncing

A press conference to announce KISS and Motley Crue’s 40-date co-headlining North American summer tour turned into a Rihanna diss session Tuesday. Outspoken KISS bassist Gene Simmons stressed that the bands’ sets would be live, unlike Rihanna’s stage show.

“We’re sick and tired of girls getting up there with dancers and karaoke tapes in back of them,” Simmons said, according to Billboard. “No karaoke singers allowed. No fake bullsh-t. Leave that to Rihanna-Schimianna and everybody else whose name ends with an ‘A.’”

After the press conference, Motley Crue’s Tommy Lee supported Simmons’s statements. “No disrespect to Rihanna, she’s a great singer, but we’re in a slump for some sh-t that has some personality and appeal beyond a bunch of pop stuff that’s floating around out there,” he said. “I’m glad he said that actually because I don’t think I can bear watching another f—king award show that is just a little better than ‘American Idol.’ It’s f—king pathetic to watch people go out and f—king karaoke with a bunch of lights and video. It’s all completely watered down.”


Simmons has been outspoken about lip-syncing. When it was announced that Madonna would perform during halftime at Super Bowl XLVI, he expressed his disappointment.

Simmons described lip-syncing as dishonest. “I don’t care what your music is, have some integrity, be real, or full disclosure before the fact,” he said. “Hold up a sign that says, ’70 percent of what you hear is fake. It’s a tape. I’m a karaoke singer.’”

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Why Enrique Iglesias Won’t Marry Girlfriend of 11 Years

They may one of the rare long-lasting and relatively low drama celebrity couples, but singer Enrique Iglesias and his girlfriend, tennis player Anna Kournikova, won’t be exchanging rings any time soon, if ever.

In a recent interview with Parade, the 36-year-old Latin singer explained why he called Kournikova his “wife” at a concert in Russia last year, yet hasn’t popped the big question. He told the magazine, “It was just meant to be sweet in the moment. I honestly didn’t mean to confuse people. I thought it’d be easier for the audience to understand than if I said “my girl.”


But why not make an honest woman out of Kournikova after dating for 11 years? Iglesias admitted, “I’ve never really thought marriage would make a difference. Maybe it’s because I come from divorced parents, but I don’t think you love someone more because of a piece of paper. And nowadays, it’s not taboo to have kids and not be married. What makes a difference is that you’re a good parent, period.”

In that case, could children be coming sooner than marriage for the superstar pair? The couple first met when Iglesias hand-picked Kournikova, then 20,  to play his love interest in his incredibly steamy 2001 music video for “Escape”. Since then, there have been multiple rumors of secret marriage and separation, but despite whatever really happened, the couple is still together today.

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