Carmen Electra’s killer charm and electrifying body has made her a staple in the entertainment world for close to twenty years. The blue-eyed beauty got her start by appearing in minor roles and print ads back in the mid 90s, but it was her role in the television classic Baywatch that launched her into the stratosphere. From there she earned parts on the big screen in movies like American Vampire, Scary Movie, and Starsky & Hutch, and landed on the cover of Playboy an astonishing five times!
But life hasn’t been a total beach for Carmen. Who could forget her tabloid train-wreck of a marriage to Dennis Rodman one drunken weekend in Vegas? And her reality wedding to Jane’s Addiction front-man Dave Navarro didn’t fare much better. Though her love life may have been questionable sometimes, we love her anyway. So to celebrate her 40th (!?) birthday, check out the ageless beauty’s 30 most electrifying looks in the gallery below. Enjoy!
Looks like Kim Kardashian’s divorce from Kris Humphries is now official. “After careful consideration, I have decided to end my marriage,” Kim said in a statement to E! News. “I hope everyone understands this was not an easy decision. I had hoped this marriage was forever, but sometimes things don’t work out as planned. We remain friends and wish each other the best.” Meanwhile, new hubby Kris sounds a lot less thrilled about the announcement, saying in a statement, “I’m committed to this marriage and everything this covenant represents. I love my wife and am devastated to learn she filed for divorce … I’m willing to do whatever it takes to make it work.” They still had that new marriage smell, too!
While Kim and Kris might be ready to sign those divorce papers only 72 days after their nuptials, they are nowhere near the first celebrity couple to bail out of their wedded bliss just weeks or months after walking down the aisle. From Mario Lopez to Britney Spears, Liz Taylor to Lisa Marie Presley, let’s look back at our favorite shortest Hollywood marriages:
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It’s times like these when you gotta look up at the sky and thank whoever has your back. Dennis Rodman was in a nasty car accident this weekend, and should be extremely thankful for the way things turned out. He was driving with a friend in a Range Rover in Fort Lauderdale when one of the tires burst. We don’t know what speed they were traveling at, but the SUV ended up flipping over THREE times and naturally got quite bashed up.
People who saw the accident stopped to help them, and scarily, had to pull Rodman out of the wreck. Luckily, he walked away with just a scratch on his finger. His friend wasn’t so lucky; he had to be taken to the hospital for head injuries. Sure it was nice for people to stop and help, but the aura of celebrity tends to blind even the best of them. The good samaritans actually asked Rodman for his autograph after pulling him out of the car wreckage.
Dennis Rodman needs to cough up some cash on the double. His estranged wife Michelle is on the warpath because her former basketball star/husband is way behind on his child support payments.
According to documents filed in the Orange County Superior Court, cross-dressing Rodman owes a staggering $305,244.67 for his two kids. He was last ordered to pay his wife $ 50,000 per month and an extra $1,083 in spousal support. Michelle claims he’s slumped on the payments but Dennis’ rep says he plans to settle the account soon, and has already recompensed a fair amount.
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The Sandra Bullock/Jesse James drama is moving from tragic to ridiculous in record speed. While most celebs—including the heartbroken Oscar winner herself—are staying mum on the subject, Dennis Rodman is not your average celebrity. Asked by InTouch Weekly how he feels about the scandal, the Sober House star—who beefed with James on Celebrity Apprentice last year—was sympathetic…to a point. “With all I’ve been through with marriage, divorce and girlfriends, I’m the wrong guy to ask…I happen to like Jesse and hope this works out for them.” Fair enough. “However, should it not, with all her success and money, I’d be happy to take Sandra Bullock out for the time of her life.” While that’s a kind and generous offer, Dennis, we’re guessing she’s not looking for another tattooed badass reality star to spend her cash right now.
Tattoo model Michelle “Bombshell” McGee might be up for a night on the town, though, considering how unapologetic she’s been about cutting Sandra’s Oscar afterglow short. The fetish/tattoo model recently revived her Twitter with a succinct “suck it!!” (since deleted) followed by “thanks for all the support.” Though she tried to change the subject (“I really want some Ben and Jerrys half baked ice cream.. Yummy!!”), she’s since suggested we all “go drink some haterade” because, as she expressed via acronym, she does not give a f— (“IDGAF!”—also deleted). Don’t worry, Michelle, it won’t believe until no one else gives a f— either.
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Dennis Rodman piled on the pastels at the Pink Collection Fashion Show last night, taking center stage at the Miami Rock Fashion Week charity event. The Rod-man’s pulled some crazy looks in his time, and it doesn’t look like the 48-year-old is going to slow down now. Russell Simmons is also in Miami for the fun, though thankfully appears free of face paint. Watch Dennis Rodman get ready for magic time in the gallery below.
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With so much reality TV on the air, it’s no surprise that shows have wound up recycling celebs. But which stars keep coming back for more and more punishment? Which have signed on to project after project? Which have actually clocked the most reality shows? Ignoring obvious legends-in-their-own-time as Katie Price, New York and Megan Hauserman, we instead focused on those who seem to hop from network to network, show to show—and sometimes country to country. These stars have all appeared on at least four or more shows, and will undoubtedly do many more in the years to come. Call them reality whores—ready to sacrifice their private lives for your entertainment, again and again.
In 1996, NBA rebound king Dennis Rodman got his own reality show, The Rodman World Tour. Almost a decade later, Daily Show correspondent Stephen Colbert struck out solo with The Colbert Report. Both loudmouths were born on May 13th. Which one is older?
Donald Trump has corralled another batch of retired athletes, aging singers, aging comedians, hotties and Sandra Bullock‘s husband to take his abuse on the new season of Celebrity Apprentice, starting in March. Check out the gallery to see which stars want to roll with Donnie T this year.
Looks like Madge and her Material husband are no more. After years of rumors as to the unhappiness of the pair, Madge’s “affair of the heart” this summer with Yankee Alex Rodriguez, and the fact that Madonna‘s been everywhere but her adopted home of London using that fake accent of hers, we’ve been pretty sure trouble’s been brewing for a while. But the pair stuck it out for eight years, which is a lot longer than most celebrity couples stay married.
In the gallery below, we’ve put together some of the all-time shortest celebrity marriages. From Britney‘s Vegas quickie to Barrymore’s bar nuptials, these folks have proven they *are* just like us, by making really dumb mistakes. From those that were hitched for hours to months, find out which of your favorite celebs said “I do,” only to have their lawyers tell them they didn’t.