Pamela Anderson: Tommy Lee’s current wife will find my memoir ‘annoying’

Pamela Anderson understands if her ex-husband Tommy Lee’s current wife, Brittany Furlan, isn’t too fond of her newly released memoir.

“I’m sure it’s going to be annoying to his wife. I’d be annoyed,” the former Playboy Playmate, 55, admitted to WSJ. Magazine about “Love, Pamela,” which hit bookstores Tuesday alongside the outlet’s interview.

Anderson writes in her book that she knew very little about the Mötley Crüe drummer — including his last name and where he lived — when they eloped in Mexico in 1995.

Although they’d only known each other for a few days when they said “I do,” the “Baywatch” star remembers being “genuinely happy” and “lost in a sea of love.”

But according to Anderson, the honeymoon phase faded quickly. She goes on to describe a tumultuous marriage marked by anger, jealousy, physical abuse, an arrest, jail time, substance abuse, a suicide attempt, family feuds, lawsuits and a stolen sex tape.

Amid the chaos, the pair welcomed two sons — Brandon in 1996 and Dylan in 1997 — before divorcing in 1998.

The model-actress explains that her split from the musician was “the hardest, lowest, most difficult point of [her] life,” but she “had to protect [her] babies.”

Despite going on to have several more marriages, including one to Kid Rock, Anderson says her relationship with Lee “may have been the only time [she] was ever truly in love.”

As for the 60-year-old rocker, he married Furlan — a social media personality 24 years his junior — on Valentine’s Day 2019.

The former Vine star, 36, has neither publicly commented on Anderson’s memoir nor responded to Page Six’s inquiry.

The “Home Improvement” alum said in her WSJ. Magazine profile that Lee has not read her book.

source: Page Six

Pamela Anderson Sons Says Sex Tape Ruined Career

Pamela Anderson’s kids say her infamous sex tape torpedoed her career and cost her a lot of money in the long run … which is why they’re hating on the streaming version of her life.

Brandon and Dylan Lee — the two adult boys Pam shares with Tommy Lee — spoke out in her new Netflix show, “Pamela: A Love Story” … calling the stolen and leaked video she’s made with her then-rocker hubby ended being a turning point in her life for the worse.

Brandon said, “She would’ve made millions of dollars if she just would have signed a piece of paper. Instead, she sat back with nothing and watched her career fizzle into thin air. She was in debt most of her life.”

Dylan, meanwhile, said his mom’s trajectory in Hollywood would’ve been much different if she had just sold out and cashed in on the tape.

Rather than get in the gutter, however, Dylan says his mom tried to protect her kids as much as she could … even if it ended up putting her in the red, which her sons say happened.

They also decried just how underpaid PA was at the height of her career, pre-sex tape, and how unfair they think it is that their mother continues to be exploited by Hollywood to this day. They didn’t name names — Lily James and Sebastian Stan, specifically — but it’s clear they’re not fans of the way their show was handled or how it portrayed their parents.

The boys ended their thoughts in a somewhat ominous tone, saying there’d be hell to pay “when we come knocking” over the way their mom was treated at the time.

source: TMZ

‘Pamela, a love story’ works to help Pamela Anderson reclaim her narrative

The word “Intimate” is frequently used when describing celebrity documentaries, but it certainly applies to “Pamela, a love story,” which at one point shows Pamela Anderson lounging in the bathtub as portions of her diaries are read as voiceover. The result is a humanizing look at a woman often reduced to cartoon caricature, while occasionally feeling too conspicuously like a licensed product.

Produced by, among others, Anderson’s son Brandon Thomas Lee, director Ryan White (whose biographical documentaries include “Ask Dr. Ruth” and “Serena”) had access not only to her diaries but a collection of home movies – including, yes, the one stolen and posted for the world to see, of Anderson having sex with her then-husband, drummer Tommy Lee.

Anderson, now 55, speaks at length of that interlude, the invasiveness of having private material shown and exploited in that fashion, and what she clearly sees as a reopening of those wounds with Hulu’s limited series “Pam & Tommy,” which dramatized those events.

Anderson’s account actually does little to detract from that Emmy-nominated production, which was quite sympathetic in portraying the hurt she felt and the way the media treated her. Indeed, the clips presented here of late-night comics cashing in on Anderson as a punchline, or interviewers Matt Lauer and Larry King asking her about her breasts, do as much to endorse the Hulu version as undermine it.

“Pamela” makes clear that Anderson is letting her guard down right from the outset, as she appears makeup-free, hanging out in the small British Columbia town where she grew up, before getting discovered at a football game (fans “oohed” when she appeared on the scoreboard camera) launched her as a model and into the pages of Playboy.

As Anderson tells it, during that time she reclaimed her sexuality, having experienced abuse on more than one occasion as a child.

International stardom on “Baywatch” followed, and it’s amusing to hear Anderson reminisce not only about all the celebrities she dated during that stretch, but the whole “Running on the beach in slow motion” imagery. (There’s no mention of “Home Improvement,” or Anderson’s recent allegations in her memoir of being flashed by its star, Tim Allen, which the comic has denied.)

The indignities of that “blond bombshell” status are nicely documented here. Ditto for the intrusions of the paparazzi, who dogged her particularly after the whirlwind romance with Lee.

The feeding frenzy surrounding the sex tape “solidified the cartoon image” of her, Anderson recalls, adding, “I knew at that point my career was over.”

While “Pamela” handles all of that quite well, too much of the rest of it plays like the Hallmark Card version of Anderson’s story, from the cloying, saccharine music to the interviews with her sons, whose protectiveness toward their mother is admirable but not especially enlightening.

The last part of the documentary also feels a bit scattered, venturing into areas like Anderson’s animal-rights activism through PETA, her advocacy for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange and, finally, her Broadway debut in “Chicago.”

At its best, “Pamela, a love story” strips away what in hindsight looks like misogynistic media coverage – obsessed with her looks and relationships – to consider the person behind all of that, while proving a little too determined and pliable in the goal of helping Anderson assert ownership over her narrative.

At those moments, “Pamela” might work as a love story, but it fares a little less well as a documentary.

“Pamela, a love story” premieres January 31 on Netflix.


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