LOS ANGELES – Gene Simmons and Shannon Tweed have a date to get married — finally. The KISS singer and the former Playmate have been together for 28 years and have two children.

Invitations to the Oct. 1 wedding, sent out under the kids’ names, contain art by Nick, 22, and a nontraditional message from Sophie, 18: “After 28 years of loose strings, our parents have finally decided to tie the knot.”

“Our mother will share our horrendous hyphenate of a last name and our father’s life … well, it doesn’t change that much.”

The invite isn’t all rock-star bravado, however. Teasing to the formation of “Team Tweed-Simmons,” it continues: “We will be united as a family in title and spirit forever.”

Simmons is 62 and still touring with Paul Stanley and the current incarnation of KISS; Tweed is 54.

Simmons’ proposal in Belize was naturally captured by reality TV cameras for A&E’s show “Gene Simmons: Family Jewels,” which rolls its seventh season starting Oct. 4.

Rapper T.I. back in pen

ATLANTA – Grammy-winning rapper T.I., who was moved to a halfway house this week after months in prison, is locked up again at a federal penitentiary.

The Federal Bureau of Prisons website Friday showed the rapper at the Atlanta penitentiary with a Sept. 29 release date.

The 30-year-old T.I., whose real name is Clifford Harris, was released from a federal lockup in Arkansas on Wednesday and made the 375-mile trip to Atlanta in a gleaming motor coach.

T.I.’s attorney, Steve Sadow, said Thursday night that there was an issue involving his client’s transportation.

Sadow said Friday that he hopes the issue can be cleared up quickly so T.I. can return to the halfway house.

Actor helping flooded North Dakota hometown toward $5 million fundraising goal

BISMARCK, N.D. – Hollywood actor Josh Duhamel is returning to his hometown of Minot over the Labor Day weekend to raise awareness and money for victims of a devastating flood that swamped the North Dakota city this summer.

“I have pride in where I’m from and just want to help the best way I could,” Duhamel told The Associated Press. “People (in Minot) people are as strong as they come. I’m not really worried about the will or spirit of the people.”

Minot is recovering from record Souris River flooding this summer that temporarily forced about 11,000 people from their homes and damaged about 4,100 houses and hundreds of businesses.

Duhamel, 38, was set to visit flood victims and a Red Cross shelter on Friday and attend a benefit concert today at the State Fairgrounds that will feature The Black Eyed Peas. Duhamel is married to Fergie, a singer in the band.

Minneapolis-based rockers Charlz Newman will also perform at the Minot Rising concert today. Two of the three members of Charlz Newman are Minot natives.

Duhamel is the honorary chairman of the Minot Area Community Foundation Recovery Fund, set up to help Minot and the surrounding area in the long-term recovery. The fund has raised more than $3 million.

More than 12,000 tickets also have been sold for the concert, at $100 per ticket, organizers say.

Duhamel said money from the concert and the recovery fund will go toward purchasing building materials for individuals rebuilding their homes.

“Everybody will get an equal amount, rich or poor,” Duhamel said. The goal is to raise more than $5 million, he said.

He stars in “Transformers: Dark of the Moon.”

– From news service reports