Day: January 17, 2023

Pamela Anderson’s upcoming memoir was inspired by ‘devotion to her children’

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Pamela Anderson is ready to show the world the truest version of herself.

The 55-year-old actor is set to release a memoir on Jan. 31 called “Love, Pamela” detailing Anderson’s rise to fame through storytelling and original poems.

According to the book’s description on publisher HarperCollins’ website, Anderson will explain how she “lost control of her own narrative” as her life was dissected in tabloids and invasive paparazzi photos.

“Fighting back with a sense of grace, fueled by a love of art and literature, and driven by a devotion to her children and the causes she cares about most, Pamela Anderson has now gone back to the island where she grew up after a memorable run starring as Roxie in ‘Chicago’ on Broadway, reclaiming her free spirit but also standing firm as a strong, creative, confident woman,” the description states.

In an interview with People published on Jan. 15, Anderson credits her sons Brandon, 26, and Dylan, 25, for encouraging her to open up about her past. Anderson shares both children with ex-husband Tommy Lee.

“(There’s) a little bit of anxiety before it comes out, because this has been a year, basically, of therapy, going through my life from my first memory to my last memory,” she shared with the publication. “I’m really proud of it. It is something I wrote every word of. I didn’t have a collaborator. I didn’t have any ghostwriter, nothing.”

Anderson said her sons were “excited” for her to write her book.

“They both were like, ‘Mom, you’re going to need help to write this book,’ and I said, ‘No, I can write this book myself,’” Anderson shared. “They were shocked that I pulled this off.”

Her memoir will hit bookshelves the same day her Netflix documentary, “Pamela, A Love Story,” arrives on Netflix.

On Jan. 10, the streaming platform dropped a trailer for the film. The memoir and the documentary will be released one year after the premiere of Hulu’s “Pam & Tommy,” which starred Lily James and Sebastian Stan as the former couple. The series focused on the start of their relationship and how the couple’s sex tape was stolen and leaked to the public.

“I blocked that stolen tape out of my life in order to survive and now that it’s all coming up again, I feel sick. I want to take control of the narrative for the first time,” the “Baywatch” star says in the documentary trailer.

In the video, Anderson’s image is referred to as “public property” as she opens up about not feeling respected in the industry.

But she’s “not the damsel in distress.”

“I put myself in crazy situations and survived them,” she says.

During a recent interview with The New York Times, Anderson spoke about her upcoming releases and confirmed she did not watch “Pam & Tommy.”

She also revealed that she did not read a handwritten letter James had sent her discussing the role and her portrayal.

“It was already hurtful enough the first time,” Anderson said to The New York Times. “It’s like one of those things where you’re going, ‘Really?’ People are still capitalizing off that thing?”

source: Today

Pamela Anderson is focusing on herself, not her love life, right now

After multiple trips down the aisle, Pamela Anderson is learning to fly solo.

“Right now it’s really good for me to be alone for the first time,” Anderson, 55, shares in a new interview with CBS Sunday Morning ahead of the release of her new memoir, Love Pamela ,and Netflix documentary, Pamela: A Love Story, both of which are out later this month. “People are in and out of my life, or people come into my life, and I thought, the common denominator in all these relationships is me. So, I need to work on that.”

But the former Baywatch bombshell — whose exes include Motley Crue rocker Tommy Lee, second husband Kid Rock, poker player Rick Salomon (whom she wed twice) and bodyguard Dan Hayhurst, whom she wed in 2020 after revealing that she and film producer and purported fifth husband Jon Peters were never legally married — hasn’t entirely ruled out romance.

When asked by CBS’s Jim Axelrod if she’s all done falling in love,” Anderson laughs and responds, “Don’t know!”

The interview digs deeps into Anderson’s traumatic youth, which included being raised by an abusive father and sexual assault. The actress now recognizes that her relationship with Lee came from her desire to find security. She hoped she had found that in the rock star, whom she married in 1995 after knowing him just four days.

“Tommy and I fell in love. It felt like this really safe place,” she says. “He would arrive at the house on a horse covered in full knight gear on, [like a] knight in shining armor, and read a scroll to me. It was just so hyper-heightened. But it felt good. It felt like, ‘Oh my gosh, this is what it’s all about. This is true love.’ It was so romantic, it was so over-the-top.”

But that level wasn’t something that could be maintained, and their relationship crumbled. Anderson and Lee divorced in 1998, so they briefly reconciled a decade later.

“No, it’s not a foundation for sustainable love. I haven’t done that yet!” Anderson laughs. “I haven’t figured that part out yet!”

Ultimately, it was her two sons from her relationship with Lee, Brandon and Dylan, who forced her to hold it together through all the chaos.

“I was a mother; that saved me,” she says. “You know, if I wasn’t a mom, I don’t think I would have survived.”

source: Yahoo