Gene Simmons and wife Shannon Tweed were in Montreal last week for the M of Montreal festival. The Kiss bassist was invited to participate in a panel discussion and is also promoting his new talent record label, Simmons Records that is aimed at Canadian bands. Not ones to ever waste an opportunity, the couple was also shooting scenes for an upcoming episode of their reality show, Gene Simmons Family Jewel (A&E).
Tweed was spotted Saturday night at Montreal’s infamous Chez Serge on St. Laurent Street. Known for spontaneous Coyote Ugly-style dancing barmaids and a mechanical bull, Chez Serge is the perfect spot for some not-so-spontaneous reality television. We spotted Tweed as she was hopping into a black SUV flanked by a large entourage and some cameramen. The Canadian model/actress was friendly and gracious, posing for pictures and making small talk. This was a nice gesture considering her security attempted to quickly whisk her away and tried to tell us that she was too busy to speak with us. When Tweed heard this she immediately got out of the SUV and sternly told her security that she was definitely not too busy. In the age of the internet and celebrity blogs where jilted fans can easily take up their cause on Twitter – it is hard to know whether Tweed genuinely wanted to interact with her fans or if she was merely trying to prevent the possible backlash that can occur when fans are angry. Regardless, she was friendly, patient and accommodating. A successful celebrity sighting!
Thanks to Paula P. and Khalila G. for looking fine in the picture and allowing me to post it!