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Marilyn Manson thinking about starting a family

Marilyn Manson is keen to start a family so he can pass on his "demented genius" to a new generation.

The star, real name Brian Warner, is beginning to seriously think about his future after the birth of his girlfriend's niece.

He tells Britain's The Observer newspaper, "I've started to think that maybe I wouldn't mind passing my demented genius on to some small thing who can set fire and breathe profanity."

marilyn Manson is currently dating photographer Lindsay Usich. He was previously married to burlesque beauty Dita Von Teese, but the couple split in 2007. He went on to date actress Evan Rachel Wood.