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KISSING HIS MONEY GOOD-BYE

Posted by HG on May 7, 2007

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We men do a lot of stupid things when we’re in love. We’ll forget about our homeboys, we’ll watch Serendipity, and in the case of Gene Simmons, we’ll let the lil lady wager 100k on a horse at the derby.

The former bassist for KISS and his wife life partner were filming an episode of their reality show, Family Jewels, at Churchill Downs when Shannon Tweed made the $100,000 bet. The identity of the wagered upon horse was kept secret but it isn’t too hard to figure out where the money was placed.

Between noon and 1 p.m., the odds on Nobiz Like Shobiz went from 12-1 to 9-1, a sharp drop in a pool of more than $8 million six hours before post time. Perhaps a six-figure wager was responsible? Could the actress have made a fearless hunch bet on a name? This relentless investigative reporter introduced himself to Shannon, saying, “I enjoyed your movies,” – hey, I wasn’t lying – and asked, “Will you be rooting for Nobiz Like Shobiz?” She seemed a bit surprised by the question, then smiled and said, “Yes, I will.”

If she did bet on NoBiz, that’s money wasted.. Nobiz Like Shobiz finished in 10th place. I’d be willing to bet that the money was actually put up by the producers of the reality show. I’m not saying reality tv is fake, I’m saying it’s not real. In a related story, Peter Chris is upset with his wife for losing 20 bucks on a trifecta.

More than racing on derby day. The Nashua Telegraph

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