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Holly Madison Reveals What An Asshole Hugh Hefner Actually Is

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I feel like no one would be surprised to learn that Hugh Hefner is a terrible human being who preys upon young, vulnerable girls to further his own sick fantasies, right? Well, Holly Madison, one of his former Playmates, has revealed some disturbing details from her time with Hefner to reiterate that fact, and it’s pretty terrible. In her new memoir, Madison recalls being offered drugs, suffering emotional abuse and manipulation at Hefner’s hands.

The exclusive excerpts, which are featured in the cover story for the new issue of Us Weekly, include Madison’s recollection of the first time she met Hef in August 2001.

“‘Would you like a Quaalude?’ Hef asked, leaning toward me with a bunch of large horse pills in his hands, held together by a crumpled tissue,” Madison wrote in her memoir.

After she declined the drugs, “Hef did not miss a beat: ‘Okay, that’s good,’ he said, nonchalantly. ‘Usually, I don’t approve of drugs, but you know, in the ‘70s they used to call these pills thigh openers.’

“I want to scream ‘PAUSE!’ and freeze-frame that moment of my life. I want to grab that young girl, shake her back into reality and scream, ‘What the hell are you thinking?’” Madison continued.

She ended up spending that night at the Mansion and moved in several weeks later. Though she wrote that there were constantly changing alliances between the girls in the house, Madison later discovered that there was one person controlling them all.

“I learned Hef was the manipulator and that he pitted us against one another,” she noted. “I realized I wasn’t treated well. I’m done being afraid of people. I don’t have any loyalty to Hef. I haven’t talked to him in four years, so there’s no reason to reach out now. Besides, it’s the truth.”

Madison thankfully never signed a non-disclosure agreement, allowing her to leave no stone unturned when penning her memoir. In the sections released to Us, Madison recounts Hefner’s painful emotional abuse she endured when she deigned to get a haircut or wear red lipstick.

When she finally had had enough and decided to move out, the Playboy Enterprises founder tried one last tactic to get her to stay — putting her in his will.

“It was there, in black and white,” she wrote. “The will stated that $3,000,000 would be bestowed to Holly Madison at the time of his death (provided I still lived in the Mansion). At the time, it was more money than I’d ever know what to do with… But I didn’t want it. I actually pitied him for stooping to that level. I couldn’t help but be offended. Did he really think he could buy me? I put the folder back on the bed just as I had found it and never breathed a word of it.”

Well, that’s… something. I’m not at all surprised, as I said, and I actually expected much worse (and I’m sure there IS much worse in the book). Why does anyone think Hugh Hefner is a good person? DOES anyone think that?

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Holly Madison “Contemplated” Suicide


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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Of COURSE This Is How Holly Madison Got Married

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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?

What Year Is It?: Britney Spears Wins “Best Bikini Body”

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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%.

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#4. Coco, 9%.

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#5. Holly Madison, 5%.

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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?

Holly Madison’s Engagement Ring Is F-cking Insane

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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:

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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:

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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.”



What do you think though — is her ring impressive, or tacky? Or somewhere in between?

Holly Madison Shows Us What A Woman Actually Looks Like 3 Months After Giving Birth

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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?

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