It's Team iHeart Over Team Opry in a Walk-off Winning Hit from Bret Michaels

If there was a Hall of Fame for the City of Hope Celebrity Softball Game, Vince Gill would be the first inductee.

Saturday morning’s game in Nashville was the 25th annual, and Gill’s 20th appearance, all on Team Opry. “It’s job security,” the Grand Ole Opry member joked. “I don’t want to get fired from the Opry. But I don’t want to run, I don’t want to catch, I don’t want to field and I don’t want to bat. I’ll pitch. With all these young kids, they have to let an old guy in and they might as well let him pitch.”

Little Big Town, Love and Theft, Lauren Alaina, Vince Gill and More Will Fight Cancer with Softball

On June 13, many of country music’s biggest stars will participate in the 25th Annual City of Hope Celebrity Softball Game sponsored by PEOPLE Country as part of the CMA Music Festival in Nashville.

Bret Michaels: Health Crises Have Made Me Appreciate Life

It has been five years since rocker Bret Michaels had several health scares.

In April 2010, he had an emergency appendectomy. A few days later, he was struck by a subarachnoid hemorrhage – bleeding in his brain stem that could have proved fatal.

Bret Michaels Rushed to Hospital for Kidney Surgery

No stranger to health crises, rocker Bret Michaels has fallen seriously ill again, causing him to reschedule multiple performances.

“This past week Bret had to have surgery on his kidneys,” the star’s bandmate Pete Evick announced in a statement to fans posted on Michaels’ website and Facebook page.

Bret Michaels Escapes Serious Injury as Tour Bus Hits Several Deer: Report

Bret Michaels suffered minor injuries when his tour bus hit several deer Friday morning.

The rocker, 50, was traveling in a brand new bus between Abilene, Texas, and Biloxi, Miss., when the accident occurred, according to Celebuzz.

Bret Michaels's New Neighbor Is a Wild Bobcat!

Brett Michaels is a lover of all things furry … even if the thing has fangs.

“I have two German shepherds, horses, cats – and a bobcat!” the Poison front man told PEOPLE at the All-Star Celebrity Apprentice press conference in New York on Friday.

“There’s this bobcat that lives near my property,” explained Michaels, who Tweeted a picture of the big cat outside his Arizona home. “He just walks by and I’m like, ‘Hey, how you doing.’”

Bret Michaels Calls Off Engagement

The bloom is off the rose for Bret Michaels and girlfriend Kristi Gibson.

The “Every Rose Has Its Thorn” singer and his longtime ladylove have called off their engagement, his rep tells PEOPLE.

“Although the couple have separated they remain great friends and are committed to jointly raising their two daughters,” says the rep.

Michaels, 49, and Gibson, 41, are parents to Raine Elizabeth, 12, and Jorja Bleu, 7.

Bret Michaels, Pet Accessories Designer? Believe It

Bret Michaels wanted a dog bed with metal studs.

“I wanted them,” he tells PEOPLE, “but realized very quickly, not very safe, so got rid of them.”

The rocker-by-day is speaking as a designer of pet accessories. It’s an endeavor he took on with PetSmart this year, and one that’s resulted in the firstPets Rock Collection, a line of toys, apparel and beds that are exactly what you might expect from Michaels.

Mariska Hargitay, Hilary Swank Celebrate Mardi Gras in New Orleans

Forget about Law & Order – stars like Mariska Hargitay and Hilary Swank got into the Mardi Gras spirit this week in New Orleans, participating in the festival’s traditional Krewe of Orpheus parade on Monday.

Decked out in bright, sparkling attire atop a decorated float, the actresses tossed beads and doubloons to the crowd gathered along the parade route.

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