Playboy magazine founder Hugh Hefner had a jolly ol Christmas this year by becoming engaged to his Playmate girlfriend Crystal Harris!
Hugh, 84, took to his twitter page over the weekend to announce his engagement to the E! network’s Girls Next Doorstar. Crystal is only 24-years-old (despite looking like she could easily pass for her mid-thirties) and 60 years Hugh’s junior.
“After the movie tonight, Crystal & I exchanged gifts. I gave Crystal a ring. A truly memorable Christmas Eve,” Hugh tweeted. “When I gave Crystal the ring, she burst into tears. This is the happiest Christmas weekend in memory.”
To further clarify things, Hugh added, “Yes, the ring I gave Crystal is an engagement ring. I didn’t mean to make a mystery out of it. A very merry Christmas to all.”
This will make the third marriage for Hugh. In 2009, he filed for divorce from his second wife, former Playmate Kimberly Conrad, after the two separated in 1998 (they have two sons together – Marston, 20, and Cooper, 19). Hugh was also previously married to Mildred Williams; their marriage ended in divorce in 1959. Hugh and Mildred have two grown children – Christie, 58, and David, 55.
Here’s to hoping former Playmate and Girls Next Door star Holly Madison, 31, who dated Hugh for 7 years and publicly stated on numerous occasions that she hoped to marry him and have his babies, only to have to end the relationship because Hugh told her he never wanted to get married or have children again, is being kept away from all sharp objects on this beautiful Monday morning.
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It’s that time of the year again folks! You know, that time when certain reality stars/celebs decide to reveal some dirty and sordid TMI information about their past in other to sell some books.
This time around, it’s Kendra Wilkinson’s turn. The 25-year-old former Playboy Playmate, who’s sex tape was just released this year, is dishing it all in her new biography – Sliding into Home.
Kendra, who stars on the E! reality show Kendra, doesn’t leave out a single detail about her past life, as she discusses losing her virginity at 13, her drug overdose at 16, her stripper past, and having orgies in the Playboy mansion with Hugh Hefner.
On having sex at thirteen: “Lying on his back, Samuel took a condom out of his pocket and slipped his pants off. I don’t know where he got that condom, but I wouldn’t be surprised if it had spent a year or two in his pocket. I climbed on top of him, but we had no idea what we were doing. I just knew that once I started bleeding I was no longer a virgin, so I watched and waited and, after a minute or so, there was blood.”
On Drug Overdose at Sixteen: “I was bleeding from every hole in my body, and I really thought I was going to die that night,” she said. “But you know what, I survived, and I swear it was a couple of days after that that I had an epiphany. I just stopped drugs, stopped smoking cigarettes, stopped everything, and went home.”
On the CRAZY orgies at the Playboy Mansion: “Eventually everyone got out of the tub and climbed onto Hef’s bed, where he was lying on his back waiting. There were about seven other girls with me, and we were all naked. Someone handed me some body gel, but I had no idea what I was supposed to do with it, so I set it aside on the bed. Holly got things started by getting Hef going, um, orally. Meanwhile, some of the other girls were slapping ass, getting all kinky, and yelling out all sorts of crazy things. I was scared — these girls were strangers to me. I just sat on the edge of the bed and watched. I wanted to be left alone and only do what I had to do. One by one, each girl hopped on Hef and had sex with him. By this point my mom’s voice was no longer in my head, thank goodness, I was just focused on what was going on in front of me. Each girl rode Hef for about a minute or so and then hopped off and did her own thing — some fooled around with the other girls, while others just sort of sat to the side and watched. I studied their every move. Then it was my turn. I had been taking notes in my head, so I knew about a minute was all I needed to put in. Counting the time in my head, I had sex with Hef for the first time. At about the minute mark, I pulled away and it was done. It was like a job. Clock in, clock out. Or in this case, cock in, cock out.”
On Stripping and Doing Drugs In a New Interview – “I wasn’t a druggie stripper. I was a very good person doing it. [But] I was kind of still embarrassed about it,” Kendra clarifies. “I always knew that it was wrong. [But] the drugs and everything, that’s what found me and accepted me,” she says, explaining that her behavior came from a painful place when she had to cope with her father leaving the family.
In other news, a new Life&Style magazine cover story accuses Kendra’s husband, Hank Baskett, of betraying Kendra by partying with some strippers. The story also implies Hank might have cheated on Kendra by getting some “extras” from the strippers.
According to the mag, upon learning of the existence of his wife‘s sex tape(s), Hank visited at least two strip clubs — once while his wife was eight months pregnant.
An acquaintance of Hank’s, Carl Miller, tells Life & Style he accompanied Hank to Rick’s Cabaret in Houston on Nov. 28 and then to the King of Diamonds Gentleman’s Club in Miami in early February. “Hank went to the private VIP room with two girls,” Carl tells Life & Style. “Everyone knows what goes on in those rooms — I don’t need to spell out what happened.”
“Hank loves strippers and strip clubs,” says Carl Miller. “And he doesn’t see anything wrong with it.”
Kendra is however defending her hubby. When asked of the stripper/cheating story by TMZ, Kendra states they are all “lies.”
After spending some odd number of years dating 84-year-old Hugh Hefner, it seems Holly Madison now wants some normalcy in her life.
The E! reality star, currently starring on Holly’s World, and former Playboy Playmate is now all about moving forward with her new life in Las Vegas. Holly, 30, voices her wish for a future that’s more normal than what she had while living in the Playboy mansion as one of Hugh’s girlfriends.
“I want more of a traditional family,” said Holly, who also revealed she bought a home in Las Vegas. And does Holly already have a man in mind for her traditional family?
According to RadarOnline, that answer is yes! As Holly was spotted out on a date with UFC fighter Josh Koscheck. “It was just the two of them and they were really cute together,” an eyewitness tells Radar.
“They were nestled alone at their table, they were cozying up together.” And it seems this isn’t the first time the two have crossed paths. Josh, 32, is said to have been in attendance for a viewing party for Holly’s reality show last Sunday.
Holly’s World airs Sundays on E! The show is surprisingly better that one would imagine, all thanks to Holly’s interesting friends/co-stars.
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On the heels of the release of her sex tape yesterday, porn star reality star Kendra Wilkinson is speaking out for the first time since news of her sex tape hit.
In a new interview with the E! network, the 24-year-old former girlfriend of Hugh Hefner reveals she’s having a hard time coping with the release of her sex tape, but reveals she is also thankful that her husband Hank Baskett has been supportive.
“He’s doing a good job because he’s understanding,” said Kendra of her NFL player husband of one year. “He’s like, ‘Kendra, we just have to hold our heads high because, yeah, we’re going to get attacked, but we can’t run.”
During the interview, set to air during the May 31 season finale of her E! show Kendra, she reveals she made the tape with an ex-boyfriend when she was 18, and hopes the public won’t judge her based on actions from six years ago. “That was me, but that’s not me now,” says Kendra, now mom to 5-month-old Hank Baskett IV.
“It broke my heart because how can [someone] do that when I have a baby?” continues Kendra. “It just sucks. It’s the hardest thing to deal with right now.”
And as for how the sex tape will affect her relationship with hubby Hank, Kendra says, “It’s going to be really hard. It’s going to probably be the hardest time of our lives.”
The former star of The Girls Next Doors will begin filming her own reality series, Planet Holly, chronicling her life in Las Vegas, on October 12.
Holly, 29, who split from Playboy mogul, Hugh Hefner, 83, last year and appeared on five seasons of E!’s Girls Next Door, says her new series will be “good-natured” and “inspiring.”
“It will be a guilty pleasure with a lot of eye candy,” says Holly. “There will be elements of GND in my show because there is such a fan following for it. It’s all good-natured and not mean like other reality shows. I’m really excited about the new series because I am also getting a legitimate co-producer credit for all the work I do behind the camera. It’s not a vanity credit. I’m super excited to learn from the best and take on new responsibilities.”
Kendra Wilkinson, star of the Girls Next Door and Kendra! finally tied the knot this weekend! Kendra married NFL player, Hank Baskett at the playboy mansion. And no, Hugh Hefner did not give her hand away in marriage as was previously speculated. Her brother, Colin, walked her down the aisle.
The guests included her former Girls Next Door costars Bridget Marquardt and Holly Madison, as well as their ex Hugh Hefner.
Kendra, 24, wore more than $100,000 worth of platinum and diamond jewelry by designer Michael Barin. She is said to have personally selected the 4.25-carat platinum drop earrings ($47,000), the 2.5-carat platinum pendant ($33,700) and the 4.5-carat bracelet ($21,000).
Kendra also announced earlier this month that she and Baskett, 27, were expecting their first child together. She said the baby is due Christmas Day.
Below are some wedding photos of the couple taken by Paparazzi courtesy of JustJared -