Everyone knows that the holiday season is one of the most romantic times of the entire year. We blame Love Actually. And now it looks like Christmas came early for famous ladies like Kelly Clarkson, Crystal Harris and Kat Von D as their beaus got them all a pretty sweet gift: An engagement ring! The trio all took to Twitter to give fans a glimpse of their new rocks. American Idol alum Clarkson flashed her bling backstage at VH1 DIVAs after boyfriend Brandon Blackstock popped the question over the weekend.
Top DJ Deadmau5 took the opposite approach and actually proposed to girlfriend Kat Von D on Twitter this Saturday! The on again off again couple reunited in November after breaking up in September, so we’ll see if the notoriously tempestuous two-some make it to the alter. But we saved our biggest reservations for Crystal Harris, who showed off her second engagement ring from Hugh Hefner last week. Why second, you ask? Because she sold her first one after she left the 86-year-old at the alter last year. Ooof. Good luck, you crazy kids. With all these engagements in the air, we thought it was time for another round of Guess The Celeb Rock. Head on down to the gallery below and test your ring knowledge! Get the answers under the jump.
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Here’s one diamond that ain’t forever. TMZ is reporting that Crystal Harris is putting the engagement ring given to her by Hugh Hefner up for auction. This of course follows Crystal breaking up with Hef just days before their wedding, criticizing his bedroom skills in the national press, and generally playing hacky sack with the old man’s heart. So pawning off the ring that he let her keep seems pretty predicable now that we think about it. We’ll be the first to admit that Hugh Hefner isn’t exactly a beacon of fidelity and inter-gender respect, but….damn that’s pretty cold. A source says that the ex-Girl Next Door “couldn’t bear to look at the ring anymore because it brought back bad memories.” Luckily the $23,000-$30,000 that the 3.39 carat rock is expected the fetch at auction should buy enough Cristal to keep those unhappy thoughts at bay.
And hey, speaking of tacky things being put up for auction, the junior-sized Pretty Woman outfit from that infamous episode of Toddlers & Tiaras is being put on the block too. That’s right, the actual outfit that four-year-old Paisley Dickey and her mother Wendy used to creep out the nation can be yours! Even though the winning bidder will almost certainly get their name on some sort of watch list, it’s for a good cause. Wendy Dickey reportedly expresses a desire for the proceeds to go towards the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Wanna hear our wish? It’s for stage moms to stop literally dressing their children up as hookers and pimping them out to reality shows. Just sayin’.
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These lovely ladies are stars in their own right, but they also happen to be married (or almost-married) to some big players. Kelly Bensimon is the ex of photographer Gilles Bensimon and a Real Housewife of NYC, Vanessa Minnillo is the new Mrs. Nick Lachey, CoCo calls Ice-T her hub-e and Crystal Harris came thisclose to being Mrs. Hugh Hefner. But who is the hottest?
Look, if anyone is being interviewed about sleeping with a thousand year-old-man, they should to get the pertinent information out first: who, what, where, why and how did you not barf while you were doing it? After making some less than flattering comments about Hugh Hefner’s sex skills to Howard Stern, Hef’s ex-fiance Crystal Harris apologizedÃ¢â‚¬Â¦at least for making said statements out loud. “The Stern interview scared me, he’s harsh,” the former Playboy model tweeted last night. “I was unprepared and blurted out things I shouldn’t have said, I’m sorry.” Oh, do you think so, Crystal? This is like if someone slept with Golem, then complained that he was awful in the sack. No one cares about his technique, girl; they just want a detailed explanation of why you did it in the first place.
Not that Hugh has been sitting around silently massaging his gums with Polident while Crystal insults his wiener on national radio. “Yes, I think Crystal told Howard Stern what he wanted to hear. That’s her MO with most everyone,” Hef’s Twitter read last night. “I don’t blame Howard. Crystal shouldn’t have been booked on the show at this sensitive time.” Have a heart, girl. At least give the bottle of baby oil time to cool first.
We never thought we’d say this but…we feel bad for Hugh Hefner. Sure, he’s made a fortune out of being the quintessential dirty old man, but hearing about Crystal Harris and Hugh Hefner’s sex life on the radio just seems a cruel prank on someone’s grandpa. “[It lasted] like, two seconds,” Harris told Howard Stern Show on Sirius XM, referring to her former fiance’s bedroom skills. “Then I was just over it. I was like, ‘Ahh.’ I was over it. I just, like, walked away. I’m not turned on by Hef. Sorry.” Crystal, please! Can’t you just quietly decide to be grossed out by the idea of sleeping with Hugh Hefner like the rest of America? We blame you for giving Hugh the moral high ground.
Following Hef and Crystal’s canceled wedding back in June, we had a lot of sympathy for the former Playboy model, but this seems extremely harsh. We shudder to think about what our former fiances would say about our withered old bodies and sub-par sexual prowess. Luckily Hef seems to have cloned himself a new identical blond girlfriend Shera Bechard, who hopefully loves money…we mean, loves Hugh enough to keep those intimate, barf-inducing details private.
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To everything there is a season: a time for joy, a time for sorrow. A time to date the girl on your right, and a time to date the girl on your left…at least if you’re Hugh Hefner. The octagenarian has reportedly gotten over his split with fiancee Crystal Harris (pictured on the right) by spending time with Miss January 2011 Anna Sophia Berglund (pictured on his left). According to TMZ, Berglund now sleeps in his bed and spent a recent movie date smooching up a a storm with the elderly magnate. And we all wondered if he’d ever get over last week’s heartbreak!
Don’t expect Harris to be too bothered by this sudden recovery. “Crystal came by to see how I’ve been doing,” Hefner tweeted yesterday. “We remain close friends.” Meanwhile, Harris and Berglund are apparently planning a trip to Hershey, Pennsylvania. Gee, Harris breaks up with her elderly fiance, claiming she can’t handle his “Playboy lifestyle.” Now he’s smooching the young thing they posed with at events, and Harris seems dandy with both. One of these people just isn’t being straight with us…if any of them are.
Ok, how do we even begin with this one. A certain plastic wannabe celebrity, hated so much that she’s beloved, was missing for too long from our pages. Too damn long. So ladies and gents, we present to you the trainwreck we all know as Heidi Montag! She emerged, clawing out of oblivion, hosting a pool party at Wet Republic in Las Vegas on Saturday, where she spent most of the time prancing around in a bikini. Which she apparently, really got her surgically enhanced body in shape for. Montag told Us Magazine, “I’ve been working out from, like, 5 a.m. to 7 p.m. for two months now. I’ve been working out really hard because I had this pool party and I was like, I have to be in shape…”
You heard correctly. Heidi alleged she had been working out 14 hours a day to shed those pounds. OH, Heidi! We just realized just how much we missed you! We also totally love the fact that Heidi was co-hosting with Crystal Harris. Who should’ve been walking down the aisle with Hugh Hefner this weekend, but as we all know, Crystal and Hugh are dunzo. She’s doing fine though, so don’t be shedding any tears here. Crystal told People, “I’m doing okay. I just had to get away. Today is the day and I just had to get away. I’m going back tonight so I just wanted to get away for the day.” But running away and spending the day with Heidi? How does that make any sense?
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If you’re skeptical about the motives of a former Playmate who skipped out on marrying Hugh Hefner at the last minute because she realized his “Playboy lifestyle” was not for her…we’re not going to stop you. Runaway bride Crystal Harris tried to explain why she left Hef at the altar on Ryan Seacrest‘s radio show this morning and, well, try to give the benefit of the doubt.”Hef’s lifestyle isn’t the most normal lifestyle,” said the 85-year-old’s girlfriend of almost two and a half years. “This isn’t the lifestyle for me, multiple girls around all the time, the Playboy lifestyle. I don’t know. I just wanted to be true to myself…I’ve been having second thoughts about everything. It all happened so fast, and they were going to air a show on it. It was all happening too fast for me.” The aforementioned show, scheduled to air on Lifetime, has now been canceled.
While Harris says Hef was agreeable to her departure (“He said he was just doing this wedding for me,” she told Seacrest. “He thought that’s what I wanted. And we were both kind of relieved”), the octogenarian has got in at least one barb to his ex, retweeting a fan’s observation that Harris released her single on the same day she left him. Aside from the expense of canceling the marriage, there’s also the issue of Crystal being listed as “Mrs. Crystal Hefner” on the cover of this month’s Playboy. It’s almost enough to make you sorry for an aging multi-millionaire who surrounds himself with young, surgically enhanced women and sells naked photos of them. Almost.
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Hugh Hefner‘s wedding to Crystal Harris is off, quite out of the blue. The wedding was supposed to be on Saturday but the 24 year-old ex playmate did a bunk after an apparent argument with her Playboy over the weekend. Hef tweeted a confirmation of the news writing, “The wedding is off. Crystal has had a change of heart.” But he’s also said that their supposed argument didn’t happen. Hefner tweeted an explanation that stated, “The TMZ report that Crystal & I ‘had a nasty argument,’ prompting her to call off the wedding, is untrue. There were no arguments.”
This may be small consolation, but at least she walked out before the wedding and didn’t ditch him at the altar or something. The Hef agrees, tweeting, “The breakup is a heart breaker, but better now than after the marriage.” The good news is that he has heaps of support pouring in from everyone, especially from his ex-girlfriends, the Girls Next Door. Holly Madison re-tweeted Kendra Wilkinson‘s message and added her own bit with, “U r too sweet. Wish I was there to support, too! RT @KendraWilkinson:@hughhefner we r comin over w some jack n coke… oh n a pipe lol”.
Also showing some love was Bridget Marquardt who also tweeted, “Just stopped by the mansion 2 give @hughhefner a hug. He seems to be handling this well. He even had a sense of humor about it! #LoveUHef”. He sure does, considering he tweeted, “Since we’re not getting married on Saturday, I’ve scheduled a movie: “Runaway Bride.” Seems appropriate.” If anyone can get over this, we believe it’s the Hef. He’s such a rockstar.
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Hugh Hefner probably didn’t think he’d live to see this. According to TMZ, Crystal Harris has called off her wedding to the 85-year-old Playboy founder, with multiple sources claiming she moved out of the mansion after a heated phone conversation with Hef this weekend. Hefner and Harris, a 24-year-old ex-Playmate, announced their engagement late last year, to the consternation of his ex Holly Madison.
Since the wedding isn’t scheduled until Saturday, Harris has plenty of time to change her mind…assuming she’s run off in the first place. While TMZ says the argument went down over the weekend, Crystal has been innocently tweeting away the entire time, announcing her new single “Club Queen” (which Hef retweeted!) and, in the last few hours, sharing a Funny Or Die video she made about the age difference between her and Hef. The wedding would have been—or will be!—Hugh’s third.
UPDATE: Looks like the story is legit, Hef just tweeted “The wedding is off. Crystal has had a change of heart.” It’s amazing she’s been able to tweet through the tears.
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