Kendra Wilkinson has had quite the career evolution. She's gone from druggie stripper to Playboy Playmate to a reality star with a loving family; it's one modern version of settling down. In her book, Being Kendra: Cribs, Cocktails, and Getting My Sexy Back, out tomorrow, the former girl next door opens up about this transition. And while she found happiness with her new family, Kendra also struggled with postpartum depression. She talks about her personal battle and how she overcame it in the memoir, and gave us a taste of it this morning on Today, explaining that she's much more than a former playmate. Check out the clip below, and weigh in: do you think she's been misunderstood? Would you read her book?
There are always surprises on the list of celeb contestants for Dancing With the Stars, but having created her own brand of sport poles for pole dancing workouts, one would think Kendra Wilkinson could be a shoo-in for winning. But after teaching a sweaty LaBlast dance class at Crunch, her propartner Louis Van Amstel explained to me that he has his work cut out for him. I spoke with Louis a few days ago, when the two had been rehearsing together for a couple of weeks.
When I asked what dancing with Kendra was like, Louis replied with a big smile, "It's awesome." He quickly followed that statement with the disclaimer that, "Kendra is not a dancer though . . . Learning choreography is not her thing." I assumed this pair would have good chemistry, and when I inquired if this was true, Louis replied, "Oh yes." Then he surprised me with, "Kendra, she's so down to earth . . . she doesn't like the fashion. She's a tomboy. That's another thing I don't have in my favor. And I am like really, and ex playboy bunny — she rehearses in her husband's oversized football shirt."
Louis also partnered Kelly Osbourne, and the starlet credits him with helping her shed 42 pounds. Learn the weight-loss strategy Louis shared with Ms. O.
The 12th season of Dancing With the Stars is just around the corner, which means ABC has compiled yet another motley crew to go head-to-head (or should I say "toe to toe"?). We've got most of the typical types here: the reality star (Kendra Wilkinson), the supermodel (Petra Nemcova), and the football player (Hines Ward), to name a few. I think Ralph Macchio may already be my number one pick to watch, but find out who else is competing and tell me who you'll be rooting for when the season starts on March 21!
Cover Girl rounded up its beautiful spokesmodels last night for a bash after the People's Choice Awards in LA. Queen Latifah, fresh off hosting the show, attended the event with a brightly dressed Drew Barrymore, Taylor Swift, Ellen DeGeneres, and Niki Taylor. Ellen and Taylor seemed to be in especially great moods as they laughed their way past the photographers with Portia de Rossi. Taylor had lots to celebrate despite recently splitting from Jake Gyllenhaal — she ranked among the best dressed of the night and took home the favorite country artist honor. Check out the full list of winners! Lauren Conrad skipped out on joining the other lovely ladies on the blue carpet, but she turned out for the beauty brand's bash, as did her fellow MTV starlet Whitney Port.
Bikini season is just around the corner, and the vast majority of you said that you're working extra hard to get in shape before Summer hits. You're not the only ones with beach on the brain: celebs like Kim Kardashian, Kendra Wilkinson, and Kristin Cavallari are also putting in extra effort to be bikini-ready. These ladies shared their secrets on how they're doing it as part of Life & Style's Bikini Body Slim Down issue.
Here's a preview of what you'll find in this special bikini-ready issue:
Take a cue from Kendra Wilkinson who says no to extreme dieting, but that doesn’t mean she isn’t working hard to banish her baby belly. "I'm phasing [junk food] out, little by little," she says. She’s also shedding weight by "hiking, biking, just going outside and having fun."
Learn how reality stars Kristin and Kim deal with their trouble zones when you read more
Kristen Stewart, Lauren Conrad, and Demi Moore in This Week's Fun and Funny Celebrity Twitter Photos!
Twitter was active this week, with our favorite celebs sharing photos from their many adventures. Kristen Stewart said hello to Regis and Kelly while promoting The Runaways, and Lauren Conrad showed off her new friends. Reggie Bush was back in his Saints jersey, while Demi Moore got a surprise gift from Ellen DeGeneres. Click through to see the snaps we've gathered, and don't forget to follow us on Twitter for exciting news and exclusive photos!