April 30, 2002 - The Enquirer
includes the following 'dumb quote' from Pamela Anderson this week: "I
don't think about anything too much... If I think too much, it kind of
freaks me out!"
24, 2002 - The National Enquirer reports Kid Rock was about to dump his
now fiance Pamela Anderson after he found out about her hepatitis C ordeal
and didn't tell him. An insider revealed, "Just days before, Kid was raging
at Pam for sleeping with him without revealing her medical condition. He
had her sobbing with guilt, admitting she was too scared to let him know
the truth." Just days after the heated exchange, Kid Rock decided he couldn't
walk out on Pam during this time of need... and proposed! Read more.
April 21, 2002 - Robin Leach
of the Las Vegas Review Journal asks in his Friday column: "Was that Kid
Rock sitting at a bus stop on East Sahara while waiting for his new engagement
ring to Pamela Anderson to be resized and engraved? Was his total tab $40,000
for the diamond sparkler?"
April 20, 2002 - Splash had
photos, since removed, of Kid Rock and Pamela Anderson leaving the garage at their New
York Hotel in a limo, apparently for a night out on the town, as Pam is
displaying ample cleavage as well as her new engagement ring.
April 20, 2002 - Pamela Anderson
spoke with Extra TV where she spoke about her upcoming animated action
show 'Stripperella' where she'll play '0069'. Pam also showed off her engagement
ring and said she and Bob (ie. Kid Rock) "are a very traditional couple."
Check out the entire video interview here.
April 19, 2002 - Liz Smith
of The New York Post reports Ahmet Ertegun, the bigwig at Atlantic Records,
entertained newly engaged Kid Rock and Pamela Anderson at lunch this week.
The record exec says Kid Rock is one of his favorite artists, while he
believes his fiance is smarter than we think.
April 19, 2002 - Access Hollywood
spoke with Pamela Anderson who was in New York announcing her new VIP syndication
deal with TNN beginning in September. As well, Pam sported her huge engagement
ring from fiance Kid Rock and said, "I'm still nervous wearing it." Pam
also revealed plans to slow down a big and live part-time in the country
near Detroit, "I'm just going to go work on the farm. I'm going to drive
a tractor and plant a garden outside Detroit."
April 18, 2002 - Well ET's
website has a story on their interview with Pamela Anderson and Yasmine
Bleeth... but no mention of Yasmine's struggle with drug abuse and her
recent arrest (they did later mention it on the TV show, but didn't question
Yasmine about it - nor did they ask Pamela about her hepatitis C).
April 17, 2002 - Jay Leno
joked during his Tonight Show monologue on Monday, "Today, Pamela Anderson
announced she plans to marry again, this time to Kid Rock. She'll be Pamela
Rock. Wasn't she on 'The Flintstones?' They're gonna write their own vows
and direct their own wedding video. It'll be nice. It'll be nice. It's
a small wedding. Eight-millimeter only."
April 17, 2002 - Yasmine
Bleeth is scheduled to be on VIP with the show's star Pamela Anderson...
so Yas will make her first TV appearance since her drug rehab and later
arrest. Entertainment Tonight will speak to the former Baywatch pair on
Wednesday. Looks like Yas lost quite a bit of weight, hopefully she's cleaned
April 17, 2002 - Syndicated
radio host Rick Dees told listeners earlier today that the much hyped engagement
between Pamela Anderson and Kid Rock is a publicity stunt. Rick even offered
to walk down the street naked if they actually do end up getting married.
April 16, 2002 - With news
of Pamela Anderson contracting hepatitis C, Newsweek is running a special
feature on how millions of Americans have the disease and don't even know
April 16, 2002 - The Las
Vegas Review Journal reports the Kid Rock choice of which to propose to
Pamela Anderson wasn't the classiest of locations. A spy told columnist
Norm Clarke, "I would venture to guess if you or I were to drive the ladies
in our lives out there to propose to them, we'd be dumped and walking back
to Vegas." Read more.
April 15, 2002 - The Las
Vegas Review Journal reports Kid Rock and now fiance Pamela Anderson were
spotted on a motorcycle, heading toward Stateline, about 30 miles south
of Las Vegas, just before the time the rocker proposed to Pamela somewhere
in the Vegas desert. Kid Rock's pal Uncle Kracker wore an Elvis jumpsuit
Thursday night and presented the ring before Kid Rock got on one knee to
propose. Read more.
April 15, 2002 - Saturday
Night Live's Weekend Update included the report: "Pamela Anderson and Kid
Rock got engaged this week. He gave her a ring and she gave Kid Rock hepatitis."
April 13, 2002 - The Associated
Press reports Pamela Anderson accepted Kid Rock's proposal last night in
Las Vegas, according to her publicist Marleah Leslie, who said, "She's
elated." No wedding date was set.
April 13, 2002 - The Las
Vegas Review Journal reports Pamela Anderson was spotted catching some
rays and a lot of attention at the Hard Rock Hotel pool on Thursday. Her
boyfriend Kid Rock performed at the hotel Thursday night. Meanwhile, they
also report on how U2's video for 'Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking
For' helped transform Las Vegas into a town that bands like Kid Rock would
perform at. Read more.
April 7, 2002 - Star magazine
reports Pamela Anderson is telling friends she's afraid Kid Rock will leave
her after her public admission of having the potentially deadly hepatitis
C disease. A friend of Kid Rock's told the tabloid, "Kid feels that her
decision to reveal that she has the disease affects him, too. And he's
upset that Pam would make such a personal thing public knowledge without
telling him." As for Kid Rock's comments to KTLA that "she never released
that statement to me," Pamela said through her publicist, "He was caught
off guard by the personal nature of the question. He was only trying to
protect me and I love him for that."
April 7, 2002 - National
Enquirer reports sources close to Tommy Lee are complaining that Pamela
Anderson's recent claim of physical abuse and molestation against their
children Brandon and Dylan was a coached attempt by Pamela to gain sole
custody of the children. A friend blasted, "Pam is hell-bent on marrying
rapper Kid Rock and taking her boys to Micigan. And the only way she can
make that wish come true is by getting full custody of Brandon and Dylan."
Meanwhile, Pamela's spokeswoman replied to the countercharge saying, "Pam
did not coach any of the boys to make up anything about abuse by Tommy
Lee. Pam sticks by all her statements."
April 4, 2002 - Jim DeRogatis
of the Chicago Sun Times spoke with Hole singer Courtney Love at length
on a variety of issues, including her battles with the remaining members
of Nirvana, the Fred Durst of Limp Bizkit defnition of selling out, and
why Kid Rock's latest album isn't doing so well on the charts. On the later
subject, Courtney said, "Why is 'Cocky' not doing well? That doesn't make
any sense to me! Is it really that bad? Kid Rock can alienate an audience
just by getting a little country on them? It's one of two things: It's
either marketing money, or he's alienated the wiggers and they can only
deal with black culture and they can't acclimate to redneck. Or maybe his
chick [Pamela Anderson] is a bad luck charm. Naked, she's gotta be amazing--I
mean, I'd go there. But the real problem is Atlantic is not putting marketing
money into his record!"
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