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Kendra Wilkinson Opens Up About Depression, Suicidal Thoughts & Marriage Problems

September 15th, 2011 8:50am EDT
Kendra Wilkinson & Hank Baskett
Playboy tycoon Hugh Hefner's ex-girlfriend Kendra Wilkinson has revealed her battle with depression since becoming a mom led to severe suicidal thoughts.

"The Girls Next Door" star and former playmate, who has twice attempted to kill herself and was once hospitalized for depression, tells In Touch magazine her mental problems almost ended her marriage to football star Hank Baskett.

She says, "I felt devastated, helpless - like I was in a black hole.... I was a mess and a wreck... I felt like nobody cared about me anymore. I had so much anger inside.

"I even thought about harming myself. ...
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Kendra Wilkinson Happy Hugh Hefner Didn't Marry Crystal Harris

August 31st, 2011 1:30pm EDT
Kendra Wilkinson
Kendra Wilkinson is pleased Hugh Hefner's ex-fiancee Crystal Harris split from the publishing mogul days before their wedding because now he's back to his former self.

The Playboy boss was left distraught when the 25-year-old model called off their June nuptials at the last minute.

But his ex-girlfriend Wilkinson couldn't be happier he avoided walking down the aisle, because she's convinced he wasn't himself when he was with Harris.

She tells Fox News, "My only word to him was 'good!' He wouldn't be Hugh Hefner if he got married to her. We have Hef back so I'm glad, I'm happy."
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Kendra Wilkinson: 'Now That I Have My Body Back... I Feel Good Again'

August 29th, 2011 6:00pm EDT
Kendra Wilkinson
Hugh Hefner's ex-girlfriend Kendra Wilkinson has overcome her postpartum depression by regaining her svelte figure.

The former Playboy Playmate and her husband Hank Baskett welcomed their first son, Hank Baskett IV, in 2009.

Now the former "Girls Next Door" star has opened up about her struggles following his birth as she tried to lose her baby weight and adjust to motherhood.

Wilkinson admits she became moody because the pregnancy wrecked her famously impressive figure and she felt pressurised to return to her former glory.

She tells People.com, "I felt like I had to be a different...
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Hugh Hefner Isn't Dead, He's Just Planking (Photo)

August 4th, 2011 4:00pm EDT
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On Wednesday Hugh Hefner's latest squeeze Anna Sophia Berglund convinced the Playboy mogul to join the planking craze. Anna posted the pic on Twitter writing, "I got Hef to plank!"

Hugh also tweeted, "After the Uno game, Anna got me to plank on the dining room table."

Is it just us, or is this a little creepy (especially with those recent death rumors going around)?

A series based on Hugh's empire, "The Playboy Club" debuts Sept. 19 on NBC. The show is courting controversy by critics for its link to the pornographic magazine.
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'Playboy Club' Star Amber Heard Says Bunnies Aren't What You Think

August 2nd, 2011 2:00pm EDT
The Playboy Club
NBC presented its new fall drama The Playboy Club to the Television Critics Association with a controversial reaction. The producers found themselves found themselves defending the show, but it was star Amber Heard who best articulated the empowering position of playing a bunny of Hugh Hefner’s ‘60s clubs. She plays Maureen, an ambitious up and coming bunny who will show the viewers what the clubs offered women of 1961. Heard learned from former bunnies themselves.

“There are entrepreneurs,” Heard said. “They’ve talked to us about their experience. I’ve yet to meet an ex-bunny who’s disgru...
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Amber Heard Defends 'The Playboy Club'

August 2nd, 2011 7:54am EDT
Amber Heard
Hollywood beauty Amber Heard has defended her show The Playboy Club, accusing critics of slamming the series without even watching it.

The show, based on Hugh Hefner's famous 1960s Playboy Club, has faced a barrage of complaints from critics who claim it is chauvinistic, while the Parents Television Council penned a furious letters to NBC bosses, demanding they axe the series due to its links to the pornographic Playboy magazine.

Producers shot down the complaints, and now the show's star Heard has urged its detractors to watch it before they take offense.

She says, "The groups that cr...
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'The Playboy Club' Slammed By The Parents Television Council

July 28th, 2011 1:13pm EDT
The Playboy Club
Eddie Cibrian's new show about Hugh Hefner's famous Playboy Club has come under fire from activists at a TV watchdog group, who have branded the racy series "disgraceful".

LeAnn Rimes' new husband plays lawyer Nick Dalton in upcoming NBC series The Playboy Club, which is set in the Chicago, Illinois hotspot in the 1960s.

However, members of the Parents Television Council are furious about the show and want the program axed before its planned premiere in September. Bosses claim the series is glamorizing pornography, and group president Timothy Winter has sent a letter to NBC in Californi...
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Hugh Hefner Slams Crystal Harris Over Her Howard Stern Interview

July 27th, 2011 11:32am EDT
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Hugh Hefner's break-up with fiancée Crystal Harris is turning messy as the former couple becomes embroiled in a bitter war-of-words over an interview the model gave to radio host Howard Stern.

The Playboy mogul was left heartbroken after the 25-year-old model called off their wedding plans at the last minute in June. The pair has so far managed to remain friends, with Hefner stating, "I think an argument could be made that she took me for a ride but I must say, quite frankly, it was a pretty nice ride. It was two and a half very good years."

But now the split has turned nasty, with Harr...
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Hugh Hefner Defends Decision To Introduce New Girlfriend

June 28th, 2011 10:26pm EDT
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Hugh Hefner has defended his decision to move on with a new girlfriend just weeks after splitting from fiancee Crystal Harris.

The Playboy boss was dumped by model Harris just days before their wedding earlier this month, but he's refused to allow the heartbreak to get him down.

But after introducing his new love, playmate Shera Bechard, to Twitter.com fans on Monday, Hefner received backlash for taking on a new relationship so soon.

However, the 85 year old was quick to explain his reasoning and responded to his critics on Tuesday, writing, "A new GF is the only logical response to hear...
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Meet Hugh Hefner's Second New Girlfriend, Shera Bechard

June 28th, 2011 2:00pm EDT
Shera Bechard
Just a week after showing off his new girlfriend Anna Sophia Berglund and merely two after being dumped at the altar (or nearly so), Hugh Hefner tweeted, "Shera [Bechard] is both our November 2011 Playmate & my new girlfriend."

Just days after he was jilted by fiancee Crystal Harris, Hefner, 85, moved on swiftly by hooking up with Anna. Hefner wrote, "With Crystal gone, Anna is my best girl, but she's also Crystal's good friend. Anna is really one in a million."

Naturally, all three women involved are blonde. We wonder who he'll hook up with next?

Hugh & Anna Sophia Berglund
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Check Out Hugh Hefner's New 'Best Girl' Anna Sophia Berglund

June 24th, 2011 3:00pm EDT
Anna Sophia Berglund
Hugh Hefner has found himself a new "best girl" just days after he was jilted by fiancee Crystal Harris.

The model dumped the Playboy mogul last week just days before their wedding, but Hefner, 85, appears to have put the heartbreak behind him by spending time with another beautiful blonde.

He has been hanging out with Harris' playmate pal Anna Sophia Berglund, even taking the 25 year old and her friends to Disneyland this week, and he told the world about her in a post on Twitter.

Hefner writes, "With Crystal gone, Anna is my best girl, but she's also Crystal's good friend. Anna is real...
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Holly Madison & Kendra Wilkinson Rush To Hugh Hefner's Side

June 22nd, 2011 11:55pm EDT
Hugh Hefner, Holly Madison and Kendra Wilkinson
Hugh Hefner's ex-girlfriends Holly Madison and Kendra Wilkinson rallied to support the Playboy boss as he taped a TV special about his doomed wedding to Crystal Harris.

Hefner was dumped by his fiancee just days before their planned marriage over the weekend, while the pair was also scheduled to tape a show for Lifetime about their plans for married life.

TV executives had to change the concept to a "runaway bride" theme at the last minute and Hefner's former lovers at the Playboy mansion, Madison and Wilkinson, turned out to help the ageing media mogul through filming.

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Crystal Harris Keeps Engagement Ring, Gives Hugh Hefner His Dog Back

June 22nd, 2011 2:30pm EDT
Crystal Harris
Newly-single Crystal Harris has given ex-fiancé Hugh Hefner the dog he gave her as a gift.

The blonde beauty called off her engagement to Hefner last week and packed up her pooch and moved out of the Playboy Mansion in Los Angeles, where she was set to become the publisher's wife on Saturday.

However, Harris has since paid a visit to her ex and brought along her Cavalier King Charles, Charlie, who called the Mansion home. As a kind gesture, Harris handed over her beloved pup to Hefner, who had become close to the pet.

Hef took to his Twitter.com account with the happy news and wrote, ...
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Heidi Montag Says She Works Out 14 Hours A Day

June 21st, 2011 8:40am EDT
Heidi Montag
Reality TV star Heidi Montag is putting her body under more pressure following her shocking cosmetic transformation in 2009 - she works out for 14 hours a day.

The Hills personality shocked viewers of the last season of the hit show when she debuted her new look, for which she famously underwent 10 procedures in a day, a decision she later admitted regretting.

However, Montag has not stopped chasing the body beautiful, and she embarked on a punishing exercise routine to get ready for a Las Vegas pool party she hosted with Hugh Hefner's ex-fiancée Crystal Harris on Saturday.

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Holly Madison Slams Crystal Harris For Partying Poolside On Cancelled Wedding Day

June 20th, 2011 8:57am EDT
Holly Madison
Hugh Hefner's ex-girlfriend Holly Madison has taken aim at the Playboy boss' runaway bride Crystal Harris for partying in Las Vegas on what was supposed to be her wedding day.

Hef's former fiancee - who jilted the publisher just days before the couple was to be married on Saturday - was spotted living it up with reality TV star Heidi Montag poolside at Sin City's Wet Republic.

And Vegas regular Madison was far from impressed.

In a tweet, the former Playboy Playmate writes, "That's a new low...That's disgusting, and whoever booked her is tacky."
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Twins Karissa & Kristina Shannon Move Back In To The Playboy Mansion

June 19th, 2011 6:25pm EDT
Karissa and Kristina Shannon picture
The Playmate twins Hugh Hefner was dating when he first met his former fiancee Crystal Harris have moved back into the Playboy Mansion to help the publisher get over his split.

Harris ended her engagement to Hef earlier this week - just days before she was due to become Mrs. Hefner at a lavish wedding.

She moved out of the mansion and now twins Karissa and Kristina Shannon have moved back in.

The sibling models were regulars there throughout 2008 when they were dating Hefner.

The twins have confirmed the move to TMZ.com.
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Runaway Bride Crystal Harris Parties With Heidi Montag In Vegas On Her Would-Be Wedding Day (Hot Pics!)

June 19th, 2011 12:28pm EDT
Crystal Harris and Heidi Montag
Saturday afternoon, Hugh Hefner's 'Runaway Bride' Crystal Harris ran away to WET REPUBLIC and spent what would have been her wedding day partying under the sun with Heidi Montag. Despite the negative feedback on jetting to Las Vegas, Harris seemed at peace with her decision to call off the wedding and head to Sin City to join the former Hills star.

Arriving 30 minutes apart from each other, both blondes entered the Vegas pool party destination looking better than ever as they separately stunned the crowd. Montag was the first to make an entrance as she arrived wearing a very short silk rom...
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Crystal Harris Reveals Strict Playboy Mansion Rules

June 18th, 2011 2:00pm EDT
Crystal Harris
Hugh Hefner's ex-fiance has opened up about the Playboy boss' strict rules, insisting the schedule for girlfriends at his fabled mansion home is often stifling.

Crystal Harris called off her engagement to Hef earlier this week and moved out of the Playboy Mansion in Holmby Hills, Los Angeles - where she was set to become the publisher's wife on Saturday - and she's already enjoying a new-found freedom.

She tells news show Entertainment Tonight, "The mansion schedule is so strict - home by 6 o'clock every Friday night, Saturday and Sunday for movie nights.

"I couldn't do certain things...
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This Week's Shining & Falling Stars: Hugh Hefner And Paris Hilton

June 17th, 2011 9:30am EDT
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Shining Star - Hugh Hefner: The most famous purveyor of porn is showing that even sultans of sleaze can tastefully handle a potentially embarrassing snafu.

Hugh Hefner’s 25-year-old fiancée, Crystal Harris, left him high and dry this week, calling off her wedding to the Playboy creator just days before the nuptials were scheduled to take place. News of Harris’ 86-ing of the engagement also came the very same day her first single was released on iTunes. Some cynics may think the timing was just a TAD suspicious. Really, who would ever think to put the kibosh on your upcoming marriage to a m...
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Crystal Harris: 'I Was Not The Only Woman In Hef's Life'

June 16th, 2011 5:40pm EDT
Crystal Harris
Hugh Hefner's former fiancée Crystal Harris broke down in tears during her first TV interview since the split, revealing she called off the wedding because she was "not the only woman in Hef's life."

The 84-year-old Playboy mogul was due to marry his favorite Playmate on Saturday, but Harris cancelled the ceremony and ended their romance just four days before they were supposed to exchange vows.

She has now given an emotional TV interview with Entertainment Tonight, sobbing as she spoke about the shock split and revealing she just "didn't feel comfortable" about sustaining a marriage wit...
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Oops! Crystal Harris Introduced As 'Mrs. Crystal Hefner' On Cover Of New Playboy

June 16th, 2011 12:12am EDT
Crystal Harris Playboy
Hugh Hefner's ex-fiancee Crystal Harris appears on the July cover of the publisher's Playboy magazine, wearing his signature sailor's cap, red robe and holding his pipe, with the ill-timed headline: 'Introducing Mrs. Crystal Hefner.'

The magazine features a double-page congratulations to the now-ex couple and an accompanying article, headlined 'Here Comes the Bride,' features the tagline, 'We now pronounce Hef and Miss December 2009 husband and wife.'

Crystal called off her engagement to Hefner on Tuesday, just five days before she was scheduled to wed the Playboy boss, insisting, "I didn...
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Playmate Of The Year Claire Sinclair: Crystal Harris Could Have Been 'More Adult' About Breakup

June 15th, 2011 10:01pm EDT
Claire Sinclair
Playboy's new Playmate of the Year has taken aim at Hugh Hefner's former fiancee, insisting the magazine boss "could do better."

Crystal Harris called off her engagement to Hefner earlier this week - just days before the couple was set to wed at the Playboy Mansion.

And newly-crowned Playboy Playmate of the Year, Claire Sinclair, admits she wasn't surprised when she heard the news.

She tells Eonline.com, "She seemed very unhappy. It was blatantly obvious to everyone that they didn't have much in common... but Hef cared for her and she made him happy, so, of course, everyone was going to...
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Did Crystal Harris Plan To Dump Hugh Hefner At Altar For Cash-In?

June 15th, 2011 1:00pm EDT
Crystal Harris
Page Six is reporting that a source claims Crystal Harris was planning to dump Hugh Hefner at the altar for an interview cash-in.

With the wedding to be a reality special, Harris would make big bucks for dumping Hefner on TV and then selling her first interview to the highest bidder. She apparently wanted a media deal worth around $500,000.

The source says, "Crystal wanted to ditch Hef at the altar. Her plan was to walk up the aisle and say she couldn't go through with it. The wedding was to be filmed for a reality special, and her refusal to marry him would be a sensation. She was lookin...
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Crystal Harris Has 'Utmost Respect' For Hugh Hefner

June 14th, 2011 11:30pm EDT
Crystal Harris
Playboy Playmate Crystal Harris has broken her silence after calling off her wedding to Hugh Hefner, insisting she ended their engagement after "much deep reflection."

The 85-year-old Playboy boss was set to make the 25 year old his third wife on Saturday but she canceled the nuptials on Tuesday.

Harris, who is said to have moved out of the Playboy Mansion in Hollywood, has now spoken out about the split, telling fans she still cares for the publishing mogul.

In a statement, she writes, "After much deep reflection and thought I have decided to end my engagement with Hef. I have the utmos...
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Hugh Hefner Confirms Wedding Cancellation

June 14th, 2011 10:43pm EDT
Hugh Hefner
Hugh Hefner has confirmed reports his weekend wedding is off.

The Playboy publishing mogul, 84, proposed to Playmate Crystal Harris on Christmas Day and was due to tie the knot with the 24 year old on Saturday.

However, TMZ.com reports suggested Hefner's bride-to-be had called off the nuptials and moved out of the publisher's Hollywood mansion - five days before the big day.

And Hefner has now taken to Twitter.com to announce the news in the same way he announced the shock engagement.

He writes, "The wedding is off. Crystal has had a change of heart."

Harris' manager Michael Blakey tel...
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Crystal Harris Calls Off Wedding To Hugh Hefner

June 14th, 2011 2:29pm EDT
Crystal Harris
Hugh Hefner's bride-to-be Crystal Harris has called off the couple's impending nuptials and moved out of the Playboy mansion - five days before the couple was due to wed, according to a report.

The publishing mogul, 84, proposed to Harris on Christmas Day and was set to exchange vows with the 24 year old on Saturday.

However, according to TMZ.com, his fiancée has had second thoughts about marrying Hefner after the couple became embroiled in a heated argument over the phone over the weekend.

The website claims Harris promptly moved her belongings out of Hefner's famous Los Angeles esta...
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Hugh Hefner's London Playboy Club Launch Irritates Feminists

June 6th, 2011 8:56am EDT
Hugh Hefner
The launch of Hugh Hefner's Playboy Club in London on Saturday was marred by feminist protests over the venue's saucy bunny costumes.

The 85-year-old adult magazine mogul flew to the U.K. to hold a grand opening party at the new venue in the British capital's Mayfair district, but the event turned ugly when activists from feminist group Object began shouting at Hefner as he stepped on the red carpet.

The demonstrators, some dressed in bunny costumes, carried signs which read "I am hopping mad" and "Eff off Heff", while an Object spokesperson told reporters, "This signifies a worrying st...
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Hope Dworaczyk Shines Like A Disco Ball At The Playmate Of The Year Celebration

May 9th, 2011 7:55pm EDT
Hope Dworaczyk
Hope Dworaczyk spent her Friday evening at Playboy's 2011 Playmate of the Year Celebration at the Palms Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas and helped usher in the newest Playboy Playmate of the Year, Claire Sinclair (see pics of Claire at the party here).

The sexy model/TV host, who looked like a sexy disco ball, was recently fired from this season of The Celebrity Apprentice, and she tells PopEater's Rob Shuter that she was "relieved" when Donald Trump fired her because the experience was "horrible."

She explains, "We were up every morning at 4:30 in the morning and a girl needs her beauty sl...
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Claire Sinclair Named 2011 Playboy 'Playmate Of The Year' (Pics)

May 8th, 2011 3:31pm EDT
Claire Sinclair
Friday night was a big night for pinup model Claire Sinclair - she was named Playboy magazine's 'Playmate Of The Year' for 2010 and celebrated at Moon Nightclub in the Palms Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.

Magazine boss Hugh Hefner and fiancee Crystal Harris were on hand to present the honor to Claire, along with a check for $100,000 and a brand new Harley Davidson motorcycle.

The 19-year-old Los Angeles native's look is a clear throwback to the early days of the magazine in the 1950s (which is fitting since her idol is classic pinup model Bettie Page); and we wonder if Hef might be yearni...
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Kendra Wilkinson Voted Off 'Dancing With The Stars'

May 4th, 2011 8:23am EDT
Kendra Wilkinson Voted Off
Chelsea Kane and Kendra Wilkinson were in the unfortunate bottom two this week, but it was the former Playboy playmate who was given the boot on "Dancing With The Stars" Tuesday night.

Although she had been steadily improving and her last tango was her best dance yet, Kendra's removal was no big surprise.

As she left show, Kendra said she was looking forward to full-time mothering again. She has a young son with her husband Hank Baskett.

Hugh Hefner was surprised his ex-girlfriend Kendra was eliminated. He tweeted, "The results of tonight's "Dancing With The Stars" we (sic) a real surp...
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