Bret Michaels will “make a 100 percent recovery,” might attend Apprentice finale

Bret Michaels is out of the hospital and will recover from the brain hemorrhage that left him in critical condition more than a week ago.

“I really expect that he will fortunately make a 100 percent recovery. He’s just one of those lucky people … he’ll make a complete recovery and be able to resume all (his) normal activities,” Barrow Neurological Institute neurosurgeon Dr. Joseph Zabramski told reporters, according to Reuters.

“What I made him promise me is that he would make no promises…we will reassess him at two week intervals. He’s still very sick right now. He’s a very determined person, and it depends on how quickly he recovers,” he added.

Reuters notes that the doctor “recommended at least four-to-six weeks of convalescence,” but the AP reports that “Michaels’ prognosis means he could possibly attend ‘The Celebrity Apprentice’ finale May 23 at New York University’s Skirball Center.”

Bret Michaels expected to recover fully [Reuters]
Doctor: Bret Michaels released from hospital [AP]

The Quest ends its journey stronger than it began

Verlox from The Quest

A review of the finale of summer's best reality series, which wasn't always perfect but was thoroughly entertaining right down to the finish, which included phenomenal challenges and special effects. Will ABC give it a second season?

Plus: an interview with the actor who played Verlox and the ogre.


Shark Tank is getting a spin-off

Shark Tank

Companies that get deals on the show will be followed for this new spin-off.

Also: Before the show began, Shark Barbara Corcoran was cast and then replaced--but then she sent this amazing e-mail and won the job.

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