The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star gets honest about sex, joining the Bravo family and the age difference with her husband Tom Girardi. "Tom is 33 years older than me. It was always a bigger deal to everyone else than it was to either of us," she wrote. "All a couple really needs is to have the same life philosophy. If you see things the same way, then age, race, religion—none of that comes into play..."
When Chris Pratt was cast opposite Jennifer Lawrence in 2016's Passengers, Faris' team warned her that tabloid stories about the co-stars would be inevitable. "Jennifer and I are really friendly, and she was apologetic even though she didn't need to be because she hadn't done anything wrong," Faris writes. "She's awesome, but of course it's hurtful and also embarrassing when people are saying your husband is cheating on you—even if it's patently untrue."
After repressing memories of her sexual molestation, Heche had a meltdown. "No one in Los Angeles had any idea that I had completely split from myself and become another entity inside called Celestia. No one could tell from the way I walked or talked that I was from the fourth dimension. And certainly no one had any idea that I was getting messages from my planet every day about how to make the world a better place to live. From the looks of me, I was exactly the same as I had been before. Maybe I had a little less pain in my eyes," she says. "Maybe it looked like I was filled with love. And I was filled with love. Filled with love and lookin' to hand it out."
Decades after filming 1977's Star Wars: A New Hope, the actress reveals she had a secret affair with her then-married co-star, Harrison Ford—or, as she calls it, a "very long one-night stand." According to Fisher, it was an "intense" fling. "It was Han and Leia during the week, and Carrie and Harrison during the weekend." In one post-coital moment, the late actress writes, "I looked over at Harrison. A hero's face—a few strands of hair fell over his noble, slightly furrowed brow. How could you ask such a shining specimen of a man to be satisfied with the likes of me?"
With Fox's Glee no longer on the air, Rivera finally confirms long-rumored reports that she didn't get along with Lea Michele, the hit show's leading lady. "One of the Glee writers once said that Lea and I were like two sides of the same battery and that about sums us up. We are both strong willed and competitive—not just with each other but with everyone—and that's not a good mixture," Rivera writes. "As the show progressed, though, that friendship started to break down, especially as Santana moved from a background character to one with bigger plot lines and more screen time. I think Rachel—erm, I mean Lea—didn't like sharing the spotlight."
The Trainwreck star insists she's not the type of comedian who hooks up with fans when she's on the road—but sometimes, she admits, a girl's gotta do what a girl's gotta do. "I do realize that one of the best nights of my life was just a one-night stand in Tampa. But I felt like Marlene Dietrich in Morocco. We all know that one-night stands aren't cure-alls for broken hearts and low self-esteem," Schumer writes. "But sometimes tons of well-deserved orgasms from a guy looking at you like you're lunch right when you f--king need it is just what the doctor ordered."
During a 1982 show in Des Moines, Iowa, a concertgoer threw a bat onstage—so the Black Sabbath singer decided to bite its head off, assuming it was a rubber toy. "Immediately, though, something felt wrong. Very wrong. For a start, my mouth was instantly full of this warm, gloopy liquid, with the worst aftertaste you could ever imagine," the rock 'n' roll legend writes. "I could feel it staining my teeth and running down my chin. Then the head in my mouth twitched."
For the first time ever, Poehler opens up about her split from Will Arnett. "The process of divorce is about loading that blanket, throwing it up, watching it all spin, and worrying what stuff will break when it lands," she writes. "When you are a person going through a divorce you feel incredibly alone, yet you are constantly reminded by society of how frequently divorce happens and how common it has become. You aren't allowed to feel special, but no one knows the specific ways you are in pain." Though they're no longer romantically compatible, Poehler explains, "I am proud of how my ex-husband Will and I have been taking care of our children. I am beyond grateful he is their father, and I don't think a 10-year marriage constitutes failure."
When she was 5, the future 30 Rock actress was playing in the front yard of her Upper Darby, Penn., home when a stranger violently cut her cheek. "I've always been able to tell a lot about people by whether they ask me about my scar. Most people never ask, but if it comes up naturally somehow and I offer up the story, they are quite interested. Some people are just dumb: 'Did a cat scratch you?' God bless. Those sweet dumdums I never mind. Sometimes it is a fun sociology litmus test, like when my friend Ricky asked me, 'Did they ever catch the black guy that did that to you?' Hmm," she writes. "It was not a black guy, Ricky, and I never said it was."
The British pop star reveals he suffered from anorexia months before quitting One Direction. "When I look back at images of myself from around November 2014, before the final tour, I can see how ill I was. Something I've never talked about in public before, but which I have come to terms with since leaving the band, is that I was suffering from an eating disorder. It wasn't as though I had concerns about my weight or anything like that, I'd just go for days—sometimes two or three days straight — without eating anything at all. It got quite serious, although at the time I didn't recognize it for what it was. I think it was about control," Malik writes. "I didn't feel like I had control over anything else in my life, but food was something I could control, so I did."
The Olympic gold medalist reveals she has undergone gender confirmation surgery. "I just want to have all the right parts. I am also tired of tucking in the damn thing all the time," she writes. "I am telling you because I believe in candor. So all of you can stop staring. You want to know, so now you know. Which is why this is the first time, and the last time, I will ever speak of it."
In 2007, the actor left a voicemail for his then 11-year-old daughter Ireland Baldwin, calling her a "rude thoughtless pig." The audio was later leaked online, and it haunts the Baldwins to this day. "Divorce itself is child abuse… I think the worst thing one can do is put a child in the middle of these battles. That is what I did. And I am reminded of it and I am sorry for it every day," the Boss Baby voice actor writes. "If the goal of my ex [L.A. Confidential star Kim Basinger] and her lawyers was to damage or ruin my relationship with my daughter, then I certainly gave them the ammunition to do that with...In all honesty, my relationship with my daughter was permanently harmed by that episode. In that sense, my ex-wife and her lawyers succeeded."
Though she was considered Hugh Hefner's "main" girl, they weren't exclusive. "There was some pretty clear favoritism going on—not everyone got a lavish trip for their birthday. One of the girlfriends, Vicky, eventually pointed out to me that he liked to play favorites to keep everyone on their toes…How else could he stay in control of seven women? It prevented us from banding together and staging a coup," she writes. "He needed to somehow maintain the upper hand."
The self-proclaimed world's first supermodel described past lovers Mick Jagger as "pretty hot" and Jack Nicholson as "wild," but Liam Neeson had it all. "He unzipped his pants and an Evian bottle fell out. It was insane!" Dickinson writes. "Wouldn't you just go gaga? He was amazing!"
Casting Rosie O'Donnell on The View in 2006 was a blessing and a curse. "The premise of The View is that of a team working together, but for Rosie it was more like Diana Ross and the Supremes, as little by little she took over," Walters writes. O'Donnell's feud with Donald Trump (which continues to this day) made matters worse. "If the result of the Trump feud was higher ratings, it also meant that Rosie seemed to be enjoying feuds," Walters writes. O'Donnell was supposedly livid that the journalist didn't publicly take sides against the future U.S. President. "To my amazement she angrily berated me in the dressing room for not defending her enough."
After his wrist injury resurfaced in 2007, the tennis pro began using crystal meth. He failed a drug test, so a friend lied to cover for him. "Apart from the buzz of getting high," he writes, "I get an undeniable satisfaction from harming myself and shortening my career. But the physical aftermath is hideous. After two days of being high, of not sleeping, I'm an alien. I have the audacity to wonder why I feel so rotten. I'm an athlete, my body should be able to handle this."
The '80s sex tape—which, unbeknownst to him at the time, was filmed with a minor—nearly ruined the actor's movie career. "Sometimes being a trailblazer is overrated...In 1989 it wasn't yet common, or even possible, for young couples to 'sext' and Skype each other with nude tapes and photos. Today, there are people who think nothing of taking a naked pic and sending it to their sweetheart," Lowe writes. "And for some, having a sex tape is something they aspire to; they are even created for the express purpose of publicity, money or career advancement."
After learning that her philandering husband Eddie Cibrian had cheated on her yet again, the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star decided to undergo vaginal rejuvenation surgery. "Later that night, over a glass of sauvignon blanc, it occurred to me: a brand-new vagina would be an Eddie-free vagina. It would be something completely unknown to him and would offer me the fresh start I so desperately deserve," Glanville writes. "It was time for my p---y to be reborn."
The Girls star details her relationship with sister Grace Dunham, which drew criticism after its publication. "As she grew, I took to bribing her time and affection: one dollar in quarters if I could do her makeup like a 'motorcycle chick.' Three pieces of candy if I could kiss her on the lips for five seconds. Whatever she wanted to watch on TV if she would just 'relax on me,'" she says. "Basically, anything a sexual predator might do to woo a small suburban girl, I was trying."
Working with actress Debra Winger on the set Terms of Endearment set was an entirely new experience—and it stunk (quite literally). "The first day Debra and I worked together in front of the camera, the assistant called us to get our marks. She got to hers first...The first day in front of the camera is one of jockeying, of establishing boundaries, of assessing your fellow actors as well as letting the crew know that regardless of how brilliant you might be, you realize it means nothing if you're not in your light and you don't know where the camera is...'You're over here,' Debra said. The crew stopped talking. They could sense a stakeout," MacLaine writes. "'I heard you,' I said. 'I know marks when I see them.' 'Good,' she said. 'How's this for a mark?' She turned around, walked away from me, lifted her skirt slightly, looked over her shoulder, bent over, and farted in my face.'"
The Saved by the Bell actor lost his virginity at age 12. "What happened next was mostly a blur," Lopez writes. "I remember a lot of kissing and touching, but past that, I was clueless. I knew nothing about a woman's body. All I could do was try desperately to piece together the fragmented and unreliable information that I'd heard from my older cousins." It wasn't until later that Lopez realized he hadn't used a condom—and, after talking to his cousin, he thought the "pull out" would be an effective way to prevent a pregnancy. He was wrong. At age 15, he impregnated a different girl. "Had I listened and learned from the mistakes of others I would have known better than to believe the lie that I could pull out in time in the throes of passion. Because sometimes you can't and don't." The girl later decided to get an abortion.
Without naming names, the Shades of Blue actress—whose famous exes include Ben Affleck, Marc Anthony, Diddy, Criss Judd, Alex Rodriguez and Casper Smart—looks back at a volatile romance. "I've never gotten a black eye or a busted lip, but I've been in relationships where I have felt abused in one way or another: mentally, emotionally, verbally," Lopez writes. "I know what it feels like for your soul to be diminished by the way your loved one is treating you."
Following his split with Sarah Trigger, Cryer's Two and a Half Menco-star Charlie Sheen set him up with a new woman. "I certainly didn't feel dateable. I was an emotional basket case. What good was I to any woman I might have interest in?" he writes. "I decided I might as well pay someone for company and certain intimate pleasures so that I could at least get my equilibrium back with the opposite sex. Charlie suggested a few online purveyors he occasionally used, as this was when prostitution was gaining a foothold on the Internet. He and I had different tastes, so I didn't go with his exact recommendations, but my forays into prostitution were about as awkward as you might imagine." After a failed first attempt at solicitation, Cryer hit it off with another prostitute—only to learn that Sheen had been intimate with the woman in the past. Why didn't they last? "Charlie said, 'Well, I wanted to bring another girl into bed with us, and she was not happy about that.' And then he looked me straight in the eye and with no trace of irony, said, 'So heads-up on that,'" he writes. "I went home that night and broke up with [her]."
When she attended the 2004 premiere of New York Minute, Sweetin was in the midst of a dark drug spiral. "I knew I couldn't last a New York minute without doing more meth. I had it in my purse, with a straw, in a little baggie inside a lip-gloss container. Often I would do meth quickly in public bathrooms, blowing the smoke into wet paper towels so you couldn't see it," she writes. "At the premiere, though, I just snorted it because I knew I couldn't bring a whole pipe."