01:05 PM EDT 05/06/2013
Originally posted 04/30/2013 04:50PM
It's one thing when a celebrity gets hurt training for the ballroom on Dancing with the Stars. But as fans of this spring's TV diving competition Splash have learned, when you put a star up on a springboard or platform, the danger level soars.
Or does it?
PEOPLE.com readers have expressed concern that the ABC reality competition poses a real threat to its participants – that the show may simply be too dangerous.
After all, Rory Bushfield ruptured an eardrum in a botched entry, Katherine Webb could no longer compete after an injury and Nicole Eggert was left bruised and swollen from a dive.
And when Kendra Wilkinson stepped down from the competition, she spoke up about her perception of the perils of the sport. "Every morning I would wake up and be shaking," she told PEOPLE earlier this month. "It's a really risky show. I related jumping off the high board into the water to jumping to my death. That's how big of a deal it was. To me, it really meant risking my life."
So we decided to do some investigating.
Originally posted 04/17/2013 02:15PM
ABC's Splash stars are dropping like flies.
Katherine Webb, 23, is the latest contestant on the diving competition show to wring out her swimsuit for good, without being voted off the program.
Following in the footsteps of Chuy Bravo, who also quit due to injury, Webb says it's doctor's orders.
"I went to the doctor, and unfortunately, he told me I'm out of the competition," Miss Alabama USA 2012 told the show's audience during an episode that aired on Tuesday.
Originally posted 04/05/2013 05:00PM
Being on Splash was a matter of life or death to Kendra Wilkinson.
The reality star, 27, who stepped down from ABC's diving competition on Tuesday, tells PEOPLE, "I feel like the world is off my shoulders now. Every morning I would wake up and be shaking. It's a really risky show. I related jumping off the high board into the water to jumping to my death. That's how big of a deal it was. To me, it really meant risking my life."
A teary-eyed Wilkinson climbed down from the 23-foot platform on Tuesday's show, and said, "One thing I don't do is quit. This is the first time in my life I've quit something. This will haunt me for the rest of my life."
Originally posted 04/03/2013 01:00PM
Kendra Wilkinson made quite a splash on Tuesday – without even getting into the pool.
The Kendra star, 27, quit ABC's celebrity diving show Splash after climbing down from the diving board's 23-foot platform.
With tears in her eyes, Wilkinson apologized for her early departure from the competition, calling it "bittersweet."
"One thing I don't do is quit. This is the first time in my life I've quit something. This will haunt me for the rest of my life," she explained.
Originally posted 03/13/2013 09:35AM
Her bathing suit is barely wet and Kendra Wilkinson's relationship with her coach Greg Louganis has already taken a nosedive.
In this video clip from ABC's new show Splash, the reality star plunges into a profanity-laced tirade after Louganis challenges her for refusing to jump from a three-meter board.
"I know Greg is the best diver of all time," Wilkinson, 27, says in a confessional on the competition show, which airs March 19. "Everybody would probably be pissed at me if I talked s–– about him, but guess what? I'm talking s–– about him. I don't like him."
Originally posted 02/28/2013 08:00AM
"I love having one kid right now – and I give him everything I've got," the reality star says
Originally posted 02/26/2013 05:00PM
When it comes to parenting, Kendra Wilkinson considers Kate Gosselin her mentor.
"If there's any person in this world I'm going to take motherly advice from, it's going to be Kate Gosselin," Wilkinson, 27, told PEOPLE on Friday. "She has eight kids and she knows what she's doing with them. When she told me advice, I listened. With most people, I'm just like, 'Whatever ... whatever, I'm not going to listen to you.' But she's the type I would take advice from."
The two moms connected while filming an episode of Celebrity Wife Swap, which airs Tuesday on ABC (8 p.m. ET). While Wilkinson stayed in Gosselin's Pennsylvania home with her eight kids, Gosselin, 37, ventured to L.A. to live with Wilkinson's hubby Hank Baskett and their 3-year-old son, Hank Baskett IV.
Originally posted 02/03/2013 12:00PM
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Originally posted 01/31/2013 08:30AM
A friend, a confidante, a shoulder to cry on. Someone who brought a welcome dose of levity when things got heavy.
Mary O'Connor was many things to Kendra Wilkinson.
Now, the former star of The Girls Next Door has written down her fond memories of Playboy founder Hugh Hefner's longtime secretary – who died last weekend – in a heartfelt post on her website.
Originally posted 06/27/2012 03:45PM
Kendra Wilkinson doesn't plan on baring it all anymore, but she has a message for Jenny McCarthy, who, at 39 years old, stripped down for the latest issue of Playboy: You go girl!
"Good for her," Wilkinson – who's posed for her fair share of Playboy spreads – tells PEOPLE of McCarthy. "She definitely has it, why not flaunt it?"
McCarthy, the 1993 Playmate of the Year, returns to grace the cover of the July/August double issue, which hits newsstands this week.
"She looks great," the Kendra on Top star tells PEOPLE while in Las Vegas celebrating her belated 27th birthday at Pure Nightclub. "If that gives her confidence at almost 40 years old, why not do it?"
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