The Girls Next Door


All About Kendra’s Wedding

Her big day is coming up soon, and Kendra Wilkinson has serious plans for her spectacular wedding. Luckily, this Girl Next Door has help getting all the planning done.

“Bridget has been helping me plan details and stuff-she’s been helping out a lot,” Kendra said.

One important detail Bridget helped finalize is Kendra’s wedding colors. “At first I thought the color was pink until Bridget tried on a lavender dress and was I was like, ‘Oh! the color is lavender because she looked gorgeous!'” Kendra said.

Although her Playboy Mansion days may have been filled with pillow fights in her underwear with the girls, don’t expect a crazy ladies-only bachelorette party from Kendra. “Hank and I are doing a joint one,” Kendra said. “We’re thinking about a getaway to Palm Springs. He’s going to play golf, and me and my girls are going to get massages. Every day will be a big party!” she said.

Kendra’s other Girls Next Door co-stars are busy with their own plans as well. Holly Madison is currently competing on Dancing With the Stars, and Bridget Marquardt just had a premiere party for her new Travel Channel show, Bridget’s Sexiest Beaches. [Source: People; Photo: Getty Images]

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Hef, Bridget And Kendra Root For Holly On DWTS

When they said they were always going to be friends, these four really meant it. Holly Madison has a very big cheering section as she competes on Dancing With The Stars – it includes her ex-boyfriend Hugh Hefner, Bridget Marquardt, and Kendra Wilkinson. In fact, it was Hef who told his ex about her last minute role on DWTS.

“I called her and gave her the news on Monday,” Hef said. “She had a week to prepare, less than a week.”

Holly’s other GND co-stars Kendra Wilkinson and Bridget Marquardt are also supporting Holly.

Bridget said, “I know she has tenacity. I know she’ll stick with it and give it her all.”

Kendra added that she was “jealous” of Holly’s stint on DWTS, and thinks that because Holly is a “quick learner,” she will bring a lot to the table.

Hef also got a little philosophical about how their relationship has turned out. “It’s remarkable when you think about, the beginning of that relationship with all three of the girls and the beginning of the television show and then to have it all come to with everyone I’m so proud of them.” Hef also said he voted for Holly “many times.” Check out our gallery of all that Hef and the girls have been through over the years! [Source: People; Photo: Getty Images]

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Hef Approves Of Bridget’s New Man

Bridget Marquardt‘s new flame Nick Carpenter has gotten the stamp of approval from all the important people in her life, including her family and ex-boyfriend Hugh Hefner.

“Hef said that Nick’s a really nice guy, and that as long as I wanted, he’s welcome at the mansion anytime I’m there, and at all the parties and events,” Bridget says.

Nick has also gotten a thumbs up from Bridget’s family. “He’s met all of my family,” she says. “My mom, stepdad, and brother all came to LA. And we all went out to dinner with my sister and her boyfriend. And then my real dad was at the mansion on the 4th of July, and Nick was actually there, but it was before we were dating,” Bridget shares.

Although her former GND co-star Kendra Wilkinson is getting ready to walk down the aisle, Bridget says she and Nick are far from that talk. “No, not engaged – not even talking about that kind of stuff!” she says. [Source: People; Photo:Splash News Online]

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Fabulous Celebrity Engagement Rings

Getting Kendra Wilkinson‘s 2 1/4 carat princess cut diamond engagement ring was no easy feat for her fiance Hank Baskett.

“I had to be sneaky about it because Kendra’s a little inspector, always picking up clues,” Hank said.

Part of his undercover work included finding out what ring size Kendra is. After some investigating, he found out that the ring fit “right about at my pinkie nail.”

Then it was on to designing the perfect ring for the Girl Next Door. “I wanted something unique just like Kendra. I wanted to get something she hadn’t seen anywhere,” Hank said. He ended up deciding on a floating diamond “so you can see it from all angles.”

Getting it done was another feat altogether, as inspector Kendra would always call Hank while he was in the store working on the ring. “Kendra would just happen to call me then. Every time. I would be like, I’m getting my computer worked on, I’m at the shoe store. I made something up,” he said.

Finally the sparkler was ready to go, but Hank had to wait for the right moment to propose, and so he kept it in a safe in his house. “I’d look at it every day before practice, then I’d clean it. I’d come home from practice and still clean it. No one else touched it, but I still cleaned it,” he said.

Of course Kendra loved her new sparkler, and the best part? She was completely surprised!

“I didn’t even know he was proposing,” Kendra said.

Hank and Kendra plan to marry at the Playboy Mansion in June.

Check out our gallery of other fabulous celebrity engagement rings! [Source: Celebuzz; Photo: Getty Images]


Holly Madison To Compete On Dancing With The Stars

Although she had been advised to keep her appearance under wraps until her role on Dancing With the Stars was confirmed, Holly Madison has let the cat out of the bag and her Girls Next Door co-star Bridget Marquardt has revealed that Holly will indeed be on the hit ABC reality show.

“I’m so excited for her,” Bridget said. “She’s wanted to do it for so long, it just never worked with her schedule and Hef was always like, ‘I don’t want you to do that,’ and now it’s her time, so I’m really happy for her.”

Holly will be replacing singer Jewel, who revealed that tendonitis in her knee could force her to not compete. The first episode of Dancing With the Stars airs Monday, March 9th.

Although Bridget will surely make an appearance in the audience to root for her GND co-star, don’t expect Holly to bring a man along for moral support. After splitting with magician Criss Angel last week, Holly insisted, “I’m never dating anybody again.

It’s been an exciting year for Holly so far. Check out our gallery of how Holly got from one of Hef’s seven girlfriends to competing on Dancing With the Stars. [Photo: Getty Images]

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Holly Madison: I Don’t Need A Man

A week after her split from illusionist Criss Angel, Holly Madison is swearing off men.

“I don’t need a man. I’m really happy with myself and being with my friends,” she said.

Holly refuses to talk about details behind her split with her magician beau, and says she is now “focusing on forwarding my career. I’m working on producing my own shows. Girls Next Door was a great place to start but it was somebody else’s show. I’m just ready to move on,” she declares.

How long will Hugh Hefner‘s ex swear off men?

“I’m never dating anybody again,” she said. [Source: People; Photo: Getty Images]


The Girls Next Door: Through The Years

Sunday’s final episode of Girls Next Door was quite a tear-jerker. Kendra Wilkinson told Hef and the girls that she would be moving out of the mansion to pursue her relationship with Hank Baskett. Bridget Marquardt left for four months to film her Travel Channel show. Hef sensed that Holly was unhappy, as she had always wanted marriage and children, and as Hef said, “That’s just not in the cards.”

After Hef had wiped his tears away, twins Karissa and Kristina Shannon showed up wearing bright smiles and tight white tops, which made Mr. Playboy smile ear to ear and laugh, “I guess I’m back in the game!”

From the first episode of Girls Next Door in 2005 to going their separate ways, Holly, Kendra, Bridget, and Hef have been through a lot together. Check out our gallery of the Girls Next Door through the years.

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Watch Kendra And Hef Break Up

We all know that Kendra Wilkinson has moved on from the Playboy Mansion and is planning her wedding to NFL star Hank Baskett, but how did the breakup with her famous ex Hugh Hefner all go down? In this clip from Sunday’s Girls Next Door finale, watch Kendra tell Hef that she has met someone else and she feels “like I want to try to work things out with him.”

Hef is quite the understanding gentleman, telling Kendra, “I knew we were getting to that place.” [Source: Us Magazine]


Kendra Hopes Holly Finds What She’s Looking For

Although Holly Madison and Criss Angel called it quits, at least Holly has plenty of supportive girlfriends to get through the rough time. Fellow Girl Next Door Kendra Wilkinson offered Holly a shoulder to cry on on the heels of the breakup of her four month romance.

Holly “has so much love to give someone,” Kendra said. “I hope that she finds someone to give her that love back.”

“I hope she stays happy and strong and I hope she finds someone that loves her for who she is – for her heart,” says Kendra.

Kendra, who is starring in her own GND spin-off reality show called Kendra and is set to tie the knot with fiance Hank Baskett in June, says that Holly deserves a guy who “treats her well.” [Source: People; Photo: Getty Images]


Holly Madison And Criss Angel Break Up

It seemed like it was going magically well, but almost as quickly as it began, Holly Madison and Criss Angel‘s relationship has gone up in smoke.

“Criss and Holly are no longer a couple. They remain very close friends and wish each other the very best,” a rep for Criss said.

In December, Holly and Criss threw a joint birthday party in Las Vegas and just last month the couple looked happy and cozy in Cabo San Lucas.

A source reveals that Holly did not want to spend 100% of her time in Las Vegas with Criss, and wanted to pursue her career and goals. “It was a tough decision for her to make and come back to LA and pursue her career. She still has very intense feelings for him,” the source says.

While Holly is back in LA, Criss continues to perform his show Criss Angel Believe at the Luxor five nights a week. Check out our gallery of Holly and Criss in happier times. [Source: E! Online; Photo: Getty Images]

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