Crystal Hefner's memoir about life inside the Playboy Mansion is set to be released next year, and she promises that "no one is safe." The book — titled "Only Say Good Things: Surviving Playboy and Finding Myself" — just might have some people on edge, she told Us Weekly. Although Crystal maintains that the book isn't meant to be salacious, "There are hard stories and people that have hurt me, and they're in there," she said. In some cases, she's changed the names of women or celebrities to protect their privacy. "The stories are very detailed, and there are things that have never been spoken about before," Crystal said, adding that women who lived in the Playboy Mansion were "very catty."
Recently, Crystal — who was married to Playboy founder Hugh Hefner from 2012 until his death in 2017 — said she had to be "deprogrammed" after she left the famed mansion. The 37-year-old widow said, "Therapy really helped. You start backtracking and [noticing] different behaviors. I'm like, 'Oh, that's gaslighting. That's narcissism.' It took years for me to understand what I went through, understand myself and also understand Hef and why he did certain things. You know, there's a story behind everything."
On the heels of Leah Rimini's lawsuit against the Church of Scientology and its leader, David Miscavige, the organization is calling the actress a "horrible person" and an "anti-free speech bigot" and encouraging her to "emigrate to Russia."
Earlier in the week, the "King of Queens" star accused her former church of defamation, stalking and harassment. "This lawsuit is ludicrous and the allegations pure lunacy," the church said in a statement. "Remini spreads hate and falsehoods for a decade and is now offended when people exercise their right to free speech, exposing her for what she is — an anti-free speech bigot." It went on to say, "Remini's obsession with attacking her former religion, by spreading falsehoods and hate speech, has generated threats of and actual violence against the Church and its members as evidenced by multiple criminal convictions of individuals poisoned by Remini's propaganda."
The church also took shots at Leah's career and famous friends: "Obviously everybody in Hollywood now knows what we already knew: That Remini is a horrible person and toxic to so many who have the misfortune to come in contact with her," the statement continued. "While Remini was in the Church, she had to restrain her antisocial traits. She said so herself — that Scientology was the only thing keeping her 'monster' at bay. … The Church is not intimidated by Remini's latest act of blatant harassment and attempt to prevent truthful free speech. If Remini does not believe in free speech, then she should consider emigrating to Russia."
Celine Dion's sister is giving an update on the singer's health amid her battle with stiff-person syndrome. The singer's sister Claudette told Le Journal de Montreal that their other sister, Linda, also helps care for the superstar. "When I call her and she's busy, I speak to my sister Linda who lives with her and tells me that she's working hard. She's listening to the top researchers in the field of this rare disease as much as possible," Claudette said.
Back in December, the "My Heart Will Go On" singer postponed her tour and Las Vegas residency show amid her battle with a rare and incurable neurological disease called Stiff Person Syndrome. As of now, Celine's been unable to find the right medication to treat the disease. "I honestly think that she mostly needs to rest. She always goes above and beyond, she always tries to be the best and top of her game. At one point, your heart and your body are trying to tell you something. It's important to listen to it," Claudette said. "It's innate to her, she's disciplined in every area of her life. We can't find any medicine that works, but having hope is important."
Dennis Quaid is reflecting on his past drug addiction, admitting he needed to change his life or else he'd end up in jail or in a coffin. "I spent a couple years physically recovering from all that," Dennis told "Extra." The actor recently released a gospel album and looks to God for advice these days. "It's always been there," he said of his faith. "Sometimes the lights were off. Or I was running away from it a lot. I tried to do it my way for so long with other things you're looking to fill that hole with. I was addicted to cocaine for quite a while. I went into rehab for that and got clear of that. They say you need a higher power to overcome that."
Dennis addressed his past addiction head-on in his song "On My Way to Heaven." His inspiration for the song stems from a dark period in his life. "I had a band back then and it was the night that we were performing at the Palace Theatre in Hollywood and we got a record deal, but we broke up because I was just a mess," he said. "I went home and really had this white-light experience and I saw myself continuing down this road and being either dead or in jail or losing anything I really cared about. So, I checked myself into rehab and gutted through it."
Tori Spelling's mother, Candy Spelling, is being ripped for seemingly not helping her daughter or grandkids in their desperate time of need. There may be something else going on behind the scenes, though… Earlier this week, reports and photos showed the "Beverly Hills, 90210" actress and her kids living in an RV on a campsite in the Los Angeles area. The mobile home living arrangement came after the family was staying in a run-down motel. Tori's constant moving stems from an extreme mold infestation in her rental home, one that was "poisoning" the family. Candy is reportedly worth $600 million and some wondered if she'd even lifted a finger to assist her daughter and family. Fans bombarded Candy's Instagram with critical comments calling her "shameful" and "selfish." The comments were so bad that the 77-year-old had to disable them.
Page Six later reported that Candy has, in fact, stepped up to help her daughter, but Tori passed on the offer. "Candy spent hours on the phone trying to find [a house for Tori and the kids]," a source said. Tori, however, declined to move in because, according to the insider, she "wanted to live in a certain place." The source added, "One of the problems is Tori doesn't speak to anyone on the phone. And Tori is trying to make Candy look like the bad guy.[Candy] found her a house, that's the last I heard."
Police in Los Angeles have a Taylor-made response to the pop star's massive series of concerts happening at SoFi Stadium this month. According to TMZ, Taylor Swift's six concerts at the football stadium will have a similar police presence as football's biggest day. "The Department is providing a similar level of visibility as the 2022 Super Bowl in order to ensure the safety of the public throughout the Metro System," police said. The first show, which took place on Thursday, Aug. 3, went off without a hitch. Highlights from Taylor's set included performances of "I Can See You" and "August." She also gave Kobe Bryant and Vanessa Bryant's daughter, Bianka, a huge hug during the show and gifted the 6-year-old her "Red" hat.