Holly Madison seems like one of those celebs who is always all smiles, Disney princess that she is, but as her latest book reveals, she’s struggled with some serious shit. Her memoir is titled, Down The Rabbit Hole: Curious Adventures And Cautionary Tales Of A Former Playboy Bunny, and it sounds like it’s got some good gossip on her bunny days, and also some surprising revelations. From Us Weekly:
As revealed in the release from Harper Collins, Madison’s seemingly fairy tale existence inside the Playboy Mansion was filled with drama, darkness, and even depression. “Life inside the notorious Mansion wasn’t a dream at all—and quickly became her nightmare,” the promotional material states. “After losing her identity, her sense of self-worth, and her hope for the future, Holly found herself sitting alone in a bathtub contemplating suicide.”
The publisher also promises to detail the “oppressive routine of strict rules, manipulation, and [her] battles with ambitious, backstabbing bunnies.”
This isn’t the first Playboy Bunny tell-all and it won’t be the last, so the question is, will she reveal some real stuff, and maybe stuff we didn’t already know? She’s already delivering, though it’s pretty awful news — had no idea she was so depressed, though I can’t imagine living her bizarro life and what kind of stuff went down.
The whole Playboy lifestyle and culture is so strange to me, honestly. Yet I’m intrigued by what she (OK, let’s be honest, her ghostwriter), has written. Are you?
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Holly Madison is little miss Disney Princess right up there with Mariah Carey. Both of them celebrated their marriage at Disneyland. (Note: the above photo is not from their wedding, nor is that her husband. That is Dumbo, the elephant. And he’s been through a lot so don’t give him shit, okay?) Ms. Madison wed the shady Pasquale Rotella at The Happiest Place on Earth. Mariah and Nick Cannon renewed their vows there, complete with Cinderella carriage.
BUT ANYWAY, this is about Holly Madison and her Disney wedding. Here are their details, from Us:
Entertainer/model/producer Holly Madison exchanged vows with CEO and founder of Insomniac Events Pasquale Rotella on Tuesday, September 10th, at 10:40 p.m.,” the rep tells Us. “Their 6-month-old daughter Rainbow was the surprise guest of honor. The wedding was held inside Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, Calif. This is the first marriage for both.”
Madison, 33, and the Electric Daisy Carnival chief had the Magic Kingdom to themselves with their wedding ceremony taking place after the park closed. The couple, who began dating at the end of 2011 and are parents to 6-month-old daughter Rainbow Aurora, tied the knot in New Orleans Square outside the entrance of the Pirates of the Caribbean ride.
1. The area out front of Pirates of the Caribbean is my favorite spot in Disneyland, up until the afternoon, that’s when that shit starts to bottleneck.
2. The Magic Kingdom is Disneyworld, not Disneyland. God get it together, Us.
In case you couldn’t tell, I am a huge Disneyland nerd. My favorite ride is the Indiana Jones ride. WHAT’S YOURS?
Britney Spears looks great in a bikini, but let’s be real, she’s not in her heyday anymore. I’m talking about the ridiculous (in a good way) figure she had in her “I’m A Slave For U” era, which was in 2001. But it’s been 12 years and 2 kids later, so considering that I think she’s doing swell and looking good (and Shape magazine agrees.)
Celebuzz asked people to vote in their “Battle of the Bikini Bodies” which is admittedly kind of a huge UGH that this is even a thing, but here are the results.
#1. Britney, with 41%.
#2. Kate Upton, 28%.
#3. Jessica Alba, 15%.
#4. Coco, 9%.
#5. Holly Madison, 5%.
I share this because I think it’s interesting that with the exception of Jessica Alba, these are women with curvier figures. I don’t mean curvy as a euphemism for fat. I mean Coco is genuinely insanely curvy.
My favorite bikini body is any woman who wears a bikini who isn’t Miranda Kerr perfection. There’s more bikini goodness here.
Who would you have voted for?
Why do I keep blogging about Holly Madison? She doesn’t do shit. And yet…I can’t stop. Especially not with this story about her engagement ring. Which is 18 carats. EIGHTEEN F-CKING CARATS. This is what a 1 carat diamond ring looks like:
That’s from a jewelry website called EveAllure. So if that’s 1 carat, image WTF 18 carats looks like. OH WAIT, YOU DON’T HAVE TO, HERE IT IS:
THAT SHIT EXTENDS BEYOND HER KNUCKLE. Bitch is wearing a DIAMOND HOUSE on her finger. Yeah, that doesn’t really make sense. WHATEVER.
She gave details to People.
The ring (given to her by love Pasquale Rotella atop a Ferris wheel at Las Vegas’s Electric Daisy Carnival Sunday), is an 18-carat, cushion-cut yellow diamond surrounded by pink and yellow diamond flowers.
“My fiancé designed it himself,” with the help of celebrity jeweler Alan Friedman, Madison tells PEOPLE, “because I told him that’s what would make it most special.”
Part of what makes it so special: hidden touches Rotella included in the ring’s overall design. “Because we love owls, there is a hidden owl engraved on the rose gold in between two of the flowers,” she says. “The band is art nouveau-inspired, to go with the flowers.”
THERE’S A F-CKING OWL, YOU GUYS. A GODDAMN F-CKING OWL. IN THE RING. HIDDEN. There’s a HIDDEN OWL.
What do you think though — is her ring impressive, or tacky? Or somewhere in between?
Holly Madison showed off her bikini bod in early May, a mere 6 weeks after giving birth to daughter Rainbow Aurora. I thought she looked great and not overly photoshopped. But these “candid” photos of her jogging are a lot more realistic. She obviously looks fantastic, but you can see some stretch marks and tummy a little less taut and a little more soft than she usually has. I really love her for this. Yes, it’s an obvious publicity ploy — we all know she called the paparazzi to shoot her jogging — but I still love it.
According to the Daily Mail, this is how she’s getting back to her pre-baby body:
Throughout her pregnancy Holly stuck to a healthy diet and exercise regime.
After Rainbow was born, Holly consumed 1,100 calories a day to help shed the excess 40 lbs gained during those nine months of pregnancy.
1,100 calories is SCANT, especially considering she’s working out every day. Hope she’s getting a lot of protein..
For those of you who gave birth, how long did it take to get your body back in shape, or at least to a place where you were satisfied?
Kim Kardashian is always tweeting about something inane. Sometimes she’ll try to tweet about a product without it being incredibly obvious that they’re asking her to. But it’s always obvious. Lohan has been doing her own product endorsement, although the company claims they are not paying her.
And yes, apparently some celebs get paid to tweet about companies and products — even the D-list celebs. The more followers/famous the celeb, the more money they can command per tweet. For example, Kim Kardashian can get (allegedly) around $20,000 per tweet. Frankie Muniz can only get $252. (Nelson Muntz laugh here.)
Curious about Snooki and Jared Leto‘s asking prices? Click to see (stats from Huffington Post).
Holly Madison, former Playboy bunny, gave birth to her daughter Rainbow Aurora just 6 weeks ago and is back posing in a bikini. She posed exclusively for Life & Style and Eonline has some details about how much she gained and lost:
Madison recently revealed she gained 40 pounds during her pregnancy (7 of which belonged to her little one!), and we’ve been watching the star rapidly slim down since welcoming daughter Rainbow Aurora with beau Pasquale Rotella on March 5.
[Madison] was “surprised” by how much weight she gained but says she now feels “good” in a bikini.
Despite her bangin’ bod, Holly says she has 10 pounds to go, but admits she’s in no rush to shed the last of her baby weight.
“Who cares if I still need to lose 10 pounds?” the former Girls Next Door star tells the mag. “I’ve been really healthy and done the best I could. I’m really proud of how I look right now!”
Apparently all she did to get back to her former weight was “good old-fashioned diet and exercise.” Crazy! She also ate her placenta in true January Jones fashion, like a champ.
I guess now Ms. Madison can get back to…whatever it is she does. I don’t understand though how actresses look so amazing so quickly after giving birth. Photo shoots are gonna use photo shop, that’s a given, but then you see candids of them on the beach and you’re like, I’ve never had a kid and I am in worse shape than they are 2 weeks after having theirs. Like Jessica Alba and her magic girdle trained body. So unfair.