Melissa Joan Hart is about to explain it all.
E! Online reports that the former child actress is set to release a tell-all book about her tumultuous youth in the spotlight.
The book, titled Melissa Explains It All (because of course it is), releases on Oct. 29 and will detail the 37-year-old Melissa & Joey star’s drug-fueled days in young Hollywood’s inner circle. The book also discusses her hookups with actor Jerry O’Connell and Backstreet Boy Nick Carter, among others, while going on to recount a host of other interactions with current stars. In one notable instance, Hart details having twice kicked Ashton Kutcher out of her house for making “smartass remarks” at her parties, explaining that she and Ashton “just didn’t get along.”
Yet her hookups and in-fighting with other young stars was secondary to the drug problems that took hold of her at the height of her fame.
“I experimented with weed, Ecstasy, mushrooms and mescaline for about a year and a half,” Hart confesses, going on to recall one night in 1999 in which she took Ecstasy and made out with a girl during a limo ride home from the Playboy Mansion. She then admits to still being high on the drug while on-set for her 1999 Maxim cover photo shoot.
“That was my third or fourth time on Ecstasy,” admitted the former Clarissa Explains It All star.
The book also puts Paris Hilton on blast, as Hart claims she turned down a cocaine offer from the hotel heiress at one point.
“I was running with a bad crowd. I just didn’t enjoy taking drugs,” the actress explained. “I don’t like the loss of control.”
A source close to Hilton refuted Hart’s assertions, telling E! News, “There’s no way this ever happened. Paris has never been friends with or partied with Melissa. They don’t run in the same social circle. Melissa is obviously using Paris’ name to sell her new book and make it seem more interesting.”
A rep for Paris Hilton also denied the claims made in Hart’s book. You can decide for yourself what sounds plausible and what sounds like B.S. when Melissa Explains It All hits bookshelves on Oct. 29.