News

Gene Simmons’ chewing gum auctioned off for charity

Gene Simmons’ chewing gum auctioned off for charity

GUM FUN: Gene Simmons' gum is auctioned for a good cause. Photo: Associated Press

KISS frontman Gene Simmons has put his famous tongue to good use – his chewing gum has been auctioned off, raising $245,000 for charity.

The rocker appeared on U.K. TV show Soccer AM last month, when he was challenged to show off some of his signature tongue tricks.

Before demonstrating his skills, Simmons popped a piece of gum out of his mouth and stuck it on the host’s script, saying, “Moms and dads, you may want to hide your children, because I will show you why they call me the king. (Put it on) eBay, eBay.”

Show producers took Simmons’ suggestion and put the used gum on the online auction site, and nearly 100 fans bid on the odd item. The proceeds will go toward the U.K’s Street League Charity, a organization which helps kids through the power of football.

Simmons showed his gratitude for the recipient of the unusual collectors’ item in a statement that reads, “It’s an honor to know that a piece of my chewed gum resulted in a $245,602 donation to benefit young people. Sometimes little things can have big results.”

Recent Headlines

in Entertainment

Third ‘Night at the Museum’ marks final film for Williams, Rooney

nightatthemuseum

The credits for "Secret of the Tomb," which opens Friday, read "In loving memory of Mickey Rooney," and "For Robin Williams - the magic never ends."

in Music

Gene Simmons credits mother for drug-free life

Gene Simmons speaks onstage during the "4th and Loud" portion of the AMC 2014 Summer TCA on Friday, July 11, 2014, in Beverly Hills, Calif.

The Kiss frontman insists he has never been drunk or gotten high because he always worried about his mom's reaction.

in Music

Joan Jett to open for The Who’s 50th anniversary tour

joan

The "My Generation" hitmakers are set to bring their The Who Hits 50! tour to North America.

in Entertainment

Chris Pratt thought ‘Guardians’ would be a box office flop

Guardians Of The Galaxy

The "Parks and Rec" star was very, very wrong.

in Lifestyle

We’re living 6 years longer

doctor

Fewer people are dying from cancer and heart disease in rich countries and there's a better survival rate in poor countries from tuberculosis and malaria.