Miley Cyrus has a great life

She’s worth a ton of money, her parents are back together after a divorce scare, and now she’s going on tour – pretty much everything is going well for Miley Cyrus at the moment.  Salvia incidents aside, the Disney star seems to be doing things right, and she’s even going to feature in an incredibly awkward duet with Bret Michaels.

Yes, the man who nearly split her parents up.  The record will be released later this year.  It’s a cover of “Every Rose Has Its Thorn,” which wasn’t all that great the first time around, but with Miley having the Midas touch recently, it just might be a gigantic hit for her and Bret Michaels.

Bret Michaels’ heart surgery a success

Singer and reality star Bret Michaels had surgery on Monday to close up a hole in his heart, and according to the hospital, it went well and he is recovering as expected.  Michaels has had a streak of bad luck with his  health, with both an emergency appendectomy and a brain hemorrhage last year.

It was the search for the cause of the brain hemorrhage that caused doctors to discover the hole in Bret’s heart, and over the weekend they inserted a closure device to block abnormal blood flow.  The device will remain there for the rest of Bret’s life and is not expected to have any adverse effects.  In fact, within a couple of weeks he should be feeling much better and getting back to his usual energetic self.

Miley Cyrus reveals plans for her 18th

Miley Cyrus will be officially legal on November 23rd, and she’s already planning out how she wants to spend her birthday.  She says that she’s not interested in having a crazy girls’ weekend or anything like that, she just wants to spend time hanging out with her family somewhere quiet and relaxing, and maybe a fun PG-rated party.

She mentioned that she loves scuba diving and beaches, so maybe some tropical locale is on the cards… but it will be interesting to see whether mom Tish comes along for family time, or whether she’ll stay behind with her boy toy Bret Michaels.  I can’t see them all having a happy time together – I suppose it’s not out of the question for Miley to have separate birthday time with each of her parents.

Bret Michaels is a homewrecker

It seems that the impending divorce of Miley Cyrus‘ parents wasn’t just about them growing apart – it was triggered directly because Tish Cyrus was cheating on Billy Ray with none other than Bret Michaels.

Both Cyrus and Michaels have officially denied the affair, but we’ve certainly seen more vehement false denials in the past (“I did not have sex with that woman!”).  At least an affair would make sense, as the Cyrus’ marriage seemed to be a happy one until very recently (presumably when Billy Ray found out what was going on).  Friends and sources have said that Billy Ray was completely in the dark about the whole thing, and now he’s seeking custody of all three of the Cyrus children.

Bret Michaels gives a celebrity face to diabetes

Musician Bret Michaels, who has had diabetes since the age of six, is joining the American Diabetes Association as their poster boy for the disease.  Their newest awareness campaign, Stop Diabetes, is a series of public service announcements that will feature Michaels as the “Face of Diabetes.”  The hope is that Michaels’ celebrity will get people to stop seeing diabetes as a disease that only afflicts the fat and lazy, and realize that even heavy metal has-beens who have turned to reality TV can be diabetic.  This is actually a really good message, as millions of people have diabetes and don’t even suspect they have it, and it kills nearly a quarter of a million Americans every year.

Celebrity Apprentice Winner 2010: Our Prediction

On Celebrity Apprentice last night, Donald Trump handed out pink slips right and left. Three contestants were sent home in one firing bonanza, leaving Bret Michaels and Holly Robinson Peete to battle it out to become the Celebrity Apprentice winner of 2010.

Celebrity Apprentice 2010 Cast (NBC)
Celebrity Apprentice 2010 Cast (NBC)

Wrestler Maria Kanellis was the first to go in a sudden elimination after failing to impress the Donald. After enduring an intensive interview session with Apprentice winner Bill Rancic, celebrity chef Curtis Stone was also handed his walking papers.

Although we hate to see her go, Sharon Osbourne was the last of the night to get booted. We do have to say she was getting on our nerves a bit with the weepy whining, but we still love her. Ciao Sharon!

That leaves former Poison frontman Bret Michaels and actress Holly Robinson Peete to battle it out in the finale. Despite still being in recovery from a massive brain hemorrhage, Michaels is expected to participate in the live finale on May 23.

Holly Robinson Peete is competing to win for the HollyRod Foundation, while Bret Michaels is playing in support of Camps for Kids with Diabetes with the American Diabetes Association.

Throughout the season, Bret Michaels has proven to be an extremely strong competitor. Although Peete has certainly worked the game to the hilt, we’re calling this one for Michaels. Maybe we’re just feeling a bit sentimental after him nearly biting it, but we think he deserves the win for playing with class rather than cold calculation.

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Bret Michaels Condition – Released from Hospital, Doing Well

Bret Michaels‘ condition is “stable” and the Celebrity Apprentice star has been released from the hospital, his doctors announced during a press conference on Tuesday. Michaels has reportedly been discharged and is expected to make a full recovery from the brain hemmorhage he suffered on April 22.

Bret Michaels (publicity photo)
Bret Michaels (publicity photo)

During a press conference held on Bret Michaels’ condition today, his doctor said the former Poison front man is “talking and he is talking very well. He is mentally aware of what is going on.” Micheals is still, however, “very sick right now” and will need time to return to full health.

“He is improving and I expect he would continue to gradually improve,” Dr. Joseph Zabramski, chief of cerebrovascular surgery at the Barrow Neurological Institute said. “It takes about an additional seven to 10 days before his blood will completely resolve and he will really begin to feel like he is on the mend and can resumes all of his activities.”

Bret Michaels is very lucky, Zabramski said at the press conference. “I really expect that he will fortunately make a 100 percent recovery,” Zabramski said. “He’s just one of those lucky people – 10 to 20 percent who make a complete recovery and can resume all of their normal activities.” 

Michaels does still have some trouble walking and suffers severe back pain. He will continue to be monitored and treated by doctors over the next few months.

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