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  • Keith Hefner, Credited with Playboy 'Bunny Dip,' Died Friday

    04/11/2016 6:49:33 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 26 replies
    Illinois Patch ^ | April 8, 2016 | Dennis Robaugh
    Keith Hefner, Credited with Playboy 'Bunny Dip,' Died Friday Born in Chicago, Hugh Hefner's younger brother was a longtime executive with Playboy and played a role in creating the Playboy Club. Chicago, IL By Dennis Robaugh (Patch National Staff) - April 8, 2016 10:54 pm ET BEVERLY HILLS, CA -- Keith Hefner, an entertainer, Playboy executive and the younger brother of Playboy founder Hugh Hefner, died at his Beverly Hills home Friday following a battle with cancer. He was 87. The younger Hefner was a fixture on the reality TV show about Hugh's life with his three girlfriends, The Girls...
  • Playboy Mansion FOR SALE ($200 million asking price) But Hef Gets to Stay

    01/09/2016 3:12:04 PM PST · by Zakeet · 75 replies
    TMZ ^ | January 9, 2016
    The Playboy Mansion -- the backdrop of some of the wildest parties ever thrown in L.A. -- is for sale ... TMZ has learned. The 6 acre Holmby Hills estate, built in 1927, will be listed sometime within the next month. Our real estate sources say the owner -- Playboy Enterprises -- is looking to get somewhere north of $200 million. Real estate sources with knowledge of the area say the owners are dreaming when it comes to price. They say the reality is ... the house is a tear-down and the real value is the acreage and that a...
  • Report: Playboy Will No Longer Publish Nude Photos (Yes, you read that right)

    10/12/2015 9:36:18 PM PDT · by dayglored · 146 replies
    NBC News ^ | Oct 13, 2015 | Reuters News Service
    Founder and editor-in-chief Hugh Hefner, 89, who in his trademark silk pajamas has embodied the Playboy lifestyle, agreed last month with a suggestion by top editor Cory Jones to stop publishing images of naked women, the Times said. At a time when every teenage boy has an Internet connected phone and the web is rife with pornography, the magazine has opted to continue featuring women in provocative poses, just not completely nude, the Times said. "You're now one click away from every sex act imaginable for free," Flanders was quoted as saying in the Times. "And so it's just passe...
  • How Bill Cosby’s moralizing backfired: Famous ‘Pound Cake’ speech used to justify unsealing records

    07/08/2015 12:32:05 PM PDT · by george76 · 22 replies
    Though long a symbol of responsible parenthood — model TV dad, doctor of education, proud supporter of Temple University — Bill Cosby etched his legacy in stone with a speech in 2004 that took black parents to task. It became famous as the “Pound Cake” speech for this passage: “Looking at the incarcerated, these are not political criminals. These are people going around stealing Coca-Cola. People getting shot in the back of the head over a piece of pound cake! Then we all run out and are outraged: ‘The cops shouldn’t have shot him.’ What the hell was he doing...
  • Holly Madison reveals hell with Hef in Playboy Mansion

    06/21/2015 5:30:51 AM PDT · by canuck_conservative · 122 replies
    NYPost.com ^ | Sunday, June 21, 2015 | Maureen Callahan
    ... In 2000, Hugh Hefner and the Playboy empire already seemed like a toothless relic. Yet as Madison writes in her new book, “Down the Rabbit Hole: Curious Adventures and Cautionary Tales of a Former Playboy Bunny” (Dey Street), life behind the mansion walls was darker than she could have imagined.... Then Hef approached her, bent over and opening one hand to reveal a bunch of pills nestled in an old tissue. “Would you like a Quaalude?” he asked. Madison was mortified. “No thanks,” she said. “I don’t do drugs.” “Okay, that’s good,” Hef said. “Usually I don’t approve of...
  • Cosby won't be charged over molestation claim

    12/16/2014 7:29:23 PM PST · by WhiskeyX · 107 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 16, 2014 | Associated Press (AP)
    LOS ANGELES – Los Angeles prosecutors on Tuesday declined to file any charges against Bill Cosby after a woman recently claimed the comedian molested her around 1974. The rejection of a child sexual abuse charge by prosecutors came roughly 10 days after the woman, Judy Huth, met with Los Angeles police detectives for 90 minutes. The Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office rejected filing a misdemeanor charge of annoying or molesting a child under the age of 18 because the statute of limitations had passed.
  • Five Pro-Abortion Male Celebrities Pro-Lifers Should Boycott

    12/14/2014 10:38:42 AM PST · by Morgana · 19 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | 12/8/11 | Kristen Walker
    Yesterday I told you about five famous women whose TV shows and movies I refuse to watch because of their very public pro-abortion views and, in most cases, their financial support of Planned Parenthood. Today, I’ll tell you about five male celebrities I boycott. Famous men are less likely in general to be vocally pro-choice, as the issue is still mistakenly viewed by some — especially pro-abortion advocates — as one in which men should have no say. This is ridiculous, since abortion is not just a women’s issue but a human rights issue. Also, organizations are less likely to...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Passed around by Bill Cosby, Hugh Hefner and dozens of Hollywood honchos

    12/04/2014 10:53:56 AM PST · by BunnySlippers · 37 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 12/04/14
    Read at your own discretion at the link.
  • COSBY: LAPD Ready to Investigate Playboy Mansion Sexual Assault Claim

    12/04/2014 10:14:04 AM PST · by BunnySlippers · 33 replies
    TMZ ^ | 12/04/14
    he LAPD is ready, willing and able to investigate sexual assault claims against Bill Cosby that allegedly occurred at the Playboy Mansion ... even though the incident is way past the statute of limitations. As we previously reported ... a woman named Judy Huth sued Cosby Tuesday ... claiming Cosby got her drunk and then sexually assaulted her at Hefner's pad when she was 15 years old back in 1974.
  • Hugh Hefner: I've Slept With 'Over a Thousand' Women

    03/26/2013 10:23:21 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 99 replies
    Newser ^ | 03/26/2013 | By Evann Gastaldo
    Hugh Hefner gives a wide-ranging interview to Esquire, including this little bit of TMI: Asked how many women he's slept with, he says, "How could I possibly know? Over a thousand, I'm sure. There were chunks of my life when I was married, and when I was married I never cheated. But I made up for it when I wasn't married. You have to keep your hand in." Of course, he's married now. And of Crystal Harris, his onetime runaway bride, he says he "saved the best till last."Esquire writer Chris Jones describes the marriage as one of "comfort and...
  • Hugh Hefner Engaged to Crystal Harris Again

    12/02/2012 5:46:45 AM PST · by Perdogg · 44 replies
    Hugh Hefner and Cyrstal Harris are engaged… again. Harris famously called off their first engagement in 2011 but it looks like the Playboy and his former Playmate are ready to give love another chance. According to TMZ, Hefner and Harris are planning to get married at the Playboy Mansion on New Year's Eve.
  • Hugh Hefner's new girlfriend a Canadian Playmate

    06/27/2011 5:41:34 PM PDT · by PROCON · 67 replies
    reuters ^ | June 27, 2011 | Dean Goodman
    (Reuters) - Meet Hugh Hefner's new girlfriend, almost the same as the old one. Two weeks after the Playboy founder was dumped by Miss December 2009 just before their wedding, Hefner said on Monday that he was now dating Miss November 2010.
  • If Hugh Hefner Dated Women His Own Age

    04/17/2011 3:33:00 PM PDT · by TheDingoAteMyBaby · 43 replies · 1+ views
    FoxNews ^ | 4/16/2011 | N/A
    The 85-year-old business mogul has been dating women in their 20s for decades. It's funny how the women he dates never age, but he still does. We've put together some lovely leading ladies close to his age. Sorry Hef!
  • Playboy Mansion Illness Traced To Hot Tub Bacteria

    04/16/2011 10:49:47 AM PDT · by edpc · 44 replies · 1+ views
    AP via Yahoo News ^ | 16 April 2011 | AP
    LOS ANGELES – Los Angeles County health officials say the bacteria that causes Legionnaires' disease was found in a hot tub at the Playboy Mansion where scores of people became ill after attending a fundraiser in February. The Los Angeles Times says health officials presented their findings Friday at an annual conference at the Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta.
  • Hugh Hefner to Marry at Playboy Mansion in June

    02/26/2011 3:53:24 AM PST · by Perdogg · 35 replies
    limelife ^ | 02.25.11
    Hugh Hefner and Crystal Harris are going to have a summer wedding. The octogenarian Playboy magnate and his 24 year-old girlfriend have announced they will be getting married on June 18.
  • Playboy mansion? More like a squalid prison

    12/30/2010 9:39:11 AM PST · by Niuhuru · 83 replies · 99+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 12:43 PM on 30th December 2010 | By David Leafe
    The marriage proposal was apparently a rather romantic affair. On Christmas Eve, the couple watched a late-night movie together and then exchanged gifts: for him a framed photograph of their King Charles Spaniel, for her an engagement ring. ‘She burst into tears,’ he revealed on Twitter at the weekend. ‘This is the happiest Christmas in memory.’ ‘The most memorable Christmas ever,’ she tweeted in agreement. ‘I love him.’ All of which might be rather more touching if the ­prospective groom was not Playboy tycoon Hugh Hefner who, at 84, is 60 years older than his fiancée, a platinum blonde model...
  • Hugh Hefner, 84, Engaged to Playmate, 24

    12/26/2010 1:10:23 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 89 replies · 6+ views
    omg! from Yahoo ^ | December 26, 2010 | Us Magazine
    Hugh Hefner's Christmas was extra, extra jolly this year: He's engaged again! The Playboy founder, 84, is engaged to Crystal Harris, his 24-year-old girlfriend and Playmate, a Playboy rep confirms to UsMagazine.com. Hefner first Tweeted about it on Sunday. "When I gave Crystal the ring, she burst into tears," the Girls Next Door star wrote. "This is the happiest Christmas weekend in memory...I got what I was hoping for for Christmas...Crystal's love." To make his news absolutely clear, the mogul then added: "Yes, the ring I gave Crystal is an engagement ring. I didn't mean to make a mystery out...
  • Debt puts squeeze on Hugh Hefner to sell Playboy mansion

    11/14/2010 2:17:17 PM PST · by chickadee · 51 replies · 3+ views
    The Australian ^ | 11/15/10
    THE 40-year party at the Playboy mansion, a renowned symbol of sexual freedom and excess, may be drawing to a close. Hugh Hefner, its octogenarian master of ceremonies, is coming under pressure to sell up and move out. The tycoon is trying to ride a financial storm unparalleled since he introduced the US to mass-market soft pornography with a nude centrefold of Marilyn Monroe in the first edition of Playboy. Hefner launched the magazine in 1953 by pawning his family's furniture for a few hundred dollars. Now his antiques, art collection and mock-Tudor mansion in Charing Cross Road, Los Angeles,...
  • Hollywood sign is saved at last minute by Hugh Hefner

    04/27/2010 7:53:05 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 20 replies · 1,030+ views
    bbc ^ | 27 April 2010
    The famous Hollywood sign has been saved from being spoiled by property development by a last-minute donation from Playboy mogul Hugh Hefner. The soft-porn magnate gave $900,000 (£580,000) to the fund which was set up to stop the site being developed. The sign is owned by the city, but the property around it belongs to a group of Chicago-based investors. California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger described the news as "the Hollywood ending we hoped for".
  • Sex Sermonist's Heroes: Pope John Paul II and Hugh Hefner

    05/08/2009 9:20:00 PM PDT · by Coleus · 3 replies · 530+ views
    abc ^ | 05.07.09 | DAVID WRIGHT and ELY BROWN
    Sex Sermonist's Heroes: Pope John Paul II and Hugh Hefner Devout Catholic Christopher West Lays Out Unexpected Vision of What Sex Can Mean for Christians Christopher West is not your average sex therapist. He's a devout Catholic who believes one of the most important ways we can get closer to God is through great sex.   "As Christians, we are desperately in need of a renewed vision of our sexuality," West has sermonized. "The union of man and woman itself is meant to be here on planet Earth an image, a foretaste, a little glimmer of the eternal ecstasy that...
  • Pro-Gay Marriage Hollywood Piles on Miss California

    04/22/2009 9:24:35 AM PDT · by Joiseydude · 65 replies · 2,464+ views
    FoxNews ^ | Wednesday, April 22, 2009 | Hollie McKay
    With the way some in Hollywood have piled on Carrie Prejean since Sunday's Miss USA pageant, one might think the 21-year-old college student had called for a tax on botox, instead of speaking out against gay marriage. First, Perez Hilton called her a "dumb [expletive]" in a self-produced video on his website. Then Tinsletown took to Twitter, as the likes of Shanna Moakler, Giuliana Rancic, Holly Madison and Heidi Montag Tweeted their outrage.
  • Mexican Playboy Publishes Nude Virgin Mary on Cover

    12/12/2008 10:02:26 AM PST · by Joiseydude · 129 replies · 5,044+ views
    FoxNews.com ^ | Friday, December 12, 2008
    Playboy has got into the Christmas spirit — by putting the Virgin Mary nude on its Mexican cover.
  • Paul VI versus Playboy

    07/29/2008 6:32:10 PM PDT · by Publius804 · 7 replies · 172+ views
    The Tidings Online ^ | July 25, 2008 | Donald DeMarco
    Paul VI versus Playboy By Donald DeMarco In 1986, Brother Don Fleischhacker of the University of Notre Dame wrote a letter to Playboy protesting that magazine's fragmented view of human sexuality. Citing "Humanae Vitae," this intrepid Holy Cross religious reasoned that once "the contraceptive mentality is accepted, there can be no coherent objective ground for opposition to homosexual activity." If the unitive aspect of sex becomes an end in itself, he went on to explain, "There is no essential reason why sex should be restricted to couples of different sexes." Recent events have proven that Brother Don was as prophetic...
  • Sorry Hugh Hefner, but Women Shouldn't Create Fatherless Kids--and You Shouldn't Either

    01/21/2008 4:24:18 PM PST · by PercivalWalks · 7 replies · 1,510+ views
    glennsacks.com ^ | 1-21-08 | Glenn Sacks
    The issue of Single Motherhood by Choice has been getting a good deal of press lately, and is becoming increasingly acceptable in our society. Now Hugh Hefner, 81, apparently is going to selfishly crank out an inevitably fatherless child with de facto Single Mother by Choice Holly Madison, 28, one of his Playmate girlfriends. According to the World Entertainment News Network:"Playboy boss Hugh Hefner is apparently finally willing to grant girlfriend Holly Madison's wish of becoming a mother by agreeing to seek fertility treatment."Madison has regularly expressed her desire to become a mother on the hit reality TV show The...
  • Grrrls’ Fight Club

    08/05/2007 1:40:47 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 8 replies · 991+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | August 5, 2007 | Mary Grabar
    Much clucking behind television anchor desks follows the airing of popular internet footage of girl fights. After repeated displays of adolescent girls slapping each other, pulling hair, and ripping off clothes, news anchors wonder out loud about the reasons for their popularity among YouTube and other internet viewers. It’s no big secret: This is a genre of pornography. The occasional tough-girl fight on school grounds that one came across with flinching embarrassment is now captured by a video camera for the titillation of millions of sick viewers. The violence factor and the authenticity of the fight are the draws that...
  • Hugh Hefner And Holly Madison Having A Baby?

    06/19/2007 11:58:52 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 18 replies · 1,732+ views
    Post Chronicle.com ^ | 06.18.07 | By Gia Cortina
    Hugh Hefner, the 81-year-old Playboy magnate, is again rumored to be having a baby with his main squeeze, 27-year-old Holly Madison. Please, say it isn't so! Dlisted reports that Holly and the rest of the gang attended the Monte Carlo TV Festival last week...and not only wore figure concealing outfits...but also refused booze. Oh my!
  • Hugh Hefner gives $2,300 to (Hillary)Clinton’s ’08 campaign

    04/16/2007 9:39:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies · 1,060+ views
    The Hill ^ | April 17, 2007 | The Hill Staff
    Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y.) is seeking to become the first woman president, and a man who has published countless pictures of naked women is pitching in for her White House bid. Hugh Hefner, the founder of the Playboy Enterprises empire, is among the many celebrities who have picked their favorite candidate to succeed President Bush in 2009. Hefner contributed $2,300 (the maximum allowed in the primary) to Clinton’s campaign on March 28, identifying his occupation on the fundraiser form as “editor-in-chief” of Playboy magazine. Hefner has given thousands to Democrats over the years, including $2,000 to Sen. John Kerry...
  • Hugh Hefner is set to marry his favourite girlfriend Holly Madison

    02/26/2007 3:56:38 PM PST · by Perdogg · 46 replies · 15,068+ views
    EOG.com ^ | February 26, 2007
    Hugh Hefner is set to marry his favourite girlfriend Holly Madison. Playboy mogul Hugh - who shares his infamous mansion with Holly and two other girlfriends, Bridget Marquardt and Kendra Wilkinson - is now reportedly planning to make Holly his wife. The wedding - which will be 80-year-old Hugh's third - will be aired on reality TV show 'The Girls Next Door' - which depicts life at the Playboy Mansion. A source told the New York Post newspaper: "This is very secret, but the word is 'yes.' Hef has decided he will marry Holly, and he wants it for his...
  • What's up, doc? Move to create human-rabbit embryos[UK]

    10/10/2006 6:37:28 AM PDT · by MrNationalist · 35 replies · 744+ views
    Scotsman ^ | 0ct 06 2006 | Scotsman
    SCIENTISTS are poised to press ahead with controversial plans to create hybrid human and rabbit embryos. It emerged yesterday that three British teams - including one led by Professor Ian Wilmut at Edinburgh University - are due this month to seek licences from the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority allowing them to create embryos that are 99.9 per cent human and 0.1 per cent rabbit. The scientists are also looking at the possibility of creating similar "chimera" embryos by mixing human and cow genes. The aim is to find a ready source of "human" embryonic stem cells without the ethical...
  • TV porn alert: Girls Next Door (E! channel's 'reality' show about Hefner's 3 live-in girlfriends)

    11/25/2005 10:49:47 AM PST · by wagglebee · 77 replies · 5,122+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | 11/25/05 | James L. Lambert
    The scholar who exposed fraud and exploitation in the work of sex researcher Alfred Kinsey is blowing the whistle on the E! cable channel's new "reality" show about Playboy founder Hugh Hefner and his three live-in girlfriends. Judith Reisman, author of "Kinsey: Crime and Consequences" and a soon-to-be-released new title, "Kinsey's Attic: How One Man's Pathology Changed the World," says "Girls Next Door" is Hollywood's latest and boldest attempt to normalize pornography in our culture. The author, who served as a consultant to the U.S. Justice Department on obscenity issues, is angry the network is investing so much time in...
  • Father Time: Hef ponders a new baby

    10/11/2005 10:18:14 AM PDT · by FeliciaCat · 79 replies · 3,070+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | 10/11/05 | Lloyd Grove
    Hugh Hefner is pushing 80, and he's sired four children - one of whom, Christie, runs Playboy Enterprises - but he sounds ready to spawn again. "Holly and I have talked about that," Hef told me yesterday as he held forth in his trademark red velvet smoking jacket in a bedroom at the Peninsula Hotel. "I wouldn't reject it out of hand. I certainly think it's possible." As for grownups David and Christie, from Hef's first marriage, and teenagers Marston and Cooper, from his second, they won't be consulted. "It's not a committee decision," Hef said. Holly is 25-year-old Holly...
  • Hugh Hefner: Protestant Saint of the Century

    08/17/2005 5:48:10 AM PDT · by dukeman · 6 replies · 554+ views
    The Henry Institute ^ | 8/13/05 | Russell D. Moore
    It is not often that I commend the writings of a liberation theologian. And I'm not about to do so now, at least not in totality. But Native American liberationist Vive Deloria's thirtieth anniversary edition of God Is Red: A Native View of Religion has some important insights about the state of mainline Protestantism. Deloria, in the midst of the typical revisionist proposals for Christian theology, offers the idea that Hugh Hefner should be pronounced "Protestant saint of the century." This is because, he suggests, of the ways in which the mainline bureaucracies have embraced "almost every kind of sexual...
  • Playboy Releases First Video Game

    02/03/2005 7:05:04 PM PST · by wagglebee · 2 replies · 629+ views
    Fox News ^ | 2/3/05 | AP
    NEW YORK — Wannabes finally have a chance to digitally mingle with celebrities and sexpots at the most infamous house in North America thanks to the release of Playboy's first video game, "Playboy: The Mansion." In "The Sims"-like game, which hit stores Jan. 25, players don the pajamas of Playboy impresario Hugh Hefner and are tasked with building the Playboy empire by developing contacts, keeping the bunnies happy, furnishing the mansion and, of course, throwing lavish parties.
  • Common grammar and usage errors

    12/22/2004 9:32:13 AM PST · by georgiadevildog · 210 replies · 2,840+ views
    12/22/04 | Self
    I am starting a grammar thread at the behest of Xenalyte and TheMom. Post your most irritating pet peeves of grammar or usage here.
  • Hefner Would Like Spears As a Girlfriend

    01/06/2004 1:07:43 PM PST · by canuck_conservative · 63 replies · 458+ views
    ABC News via AP ^ | Tuesday, January 6, 2004 | staff
    Now that Britney Spears is a single woman again, she already has at least one potential beau: Hugh Hefner. The 77-year-old Playboy founder said he's interested in adding the pop singer to his bevy of beautiful blonde girlfriends. "Britney would make a great girlfriend," Hefner told Us Weekly magazine for its Jan. 19 issue. "Picasso had his pink period and his blue period. I am in my blonde period right now," he said. "I think it's related to those early movies that had such a great influence on me when I was a kid." Hefner said he'd also like to...
  • The Playboy philosophy at 50

    12/17/2003 8:40:07 PM PST · by T Lady · 87 replies · 2,677+ views
    TownHall.com ^ | December 17, 2003 | Cal Thomas
    For the past weeks, the media have been gaga over the 50th anniversary of Playboy magazine and the "Playboy philosophy," whose guru, Hugh Hefner, began to mainstream pornography and de-couple sex from a committed marital relationship. What interested me most about this latest excuse to run pictures of almost naked women on television and of the 77-year-old Hugh Hefner in his silk pajamas, surrounded by surgically enhanced women young enough to be his great-granddaughters, was the usual media complicity in promoting a one-sided and incomplete picture of the "free love" generation (which, as it turned out, was neither free nor...
  • Lauer: Reagan-Era “Sexual McCarthyism” Preceded Hefner’s Stroke (Hef's Stroke Blamed On Reagan)

    12/05/2003 1:17:05 PM PST · by PJ-Comix · 22 replies · 226+ views
    Media Research Center ^ | December 5, 2003 | Brent Baker
         Hugh Hefner’s stroke was the fault of Ronald Reagan and Jerry Falwell? During a taped interview with Playboy founder High Hefner on Thursday’s Today to mark the magazine’s 50th anniversary, Matt Lauer reminded him of the days after Reagan’s inauguration: "I think you refer to it as we went through in this country a period of 'sexual McCarthyism.’" After Hefner identified Reagan and the Moral Majority as threats to him, Lauer, over footage of Jerry Falwell and anti-pornography protestors, recalled: "The backlash against Playboy was expensive. Hefner and the magazine were marginalized. By mid-decade he suffered a stroke."     ...
  • Cleaning up Hugh Hefner's Mess

    12/01/2003 3:22:09 PM PST · by AreaMan · 117 replies · 1,085+ views
    Christianity Today Magazine ^ | Nov 2003 | Read Mercer Schuchardt
    Christianity Today, December 2003 Hugh Hefner's Hollow VictoryHow the Playboy magnate won the culture war, lost his soul, and left us with a mess to clean up. By Read Mercer Schuchardt This month marks the 50th anniversary of the founding of Playboy magazine, which some proclaim as a cultural watershed for a new liberation. As a young recipient of this cultural inheritance, Read Mercer Schuchardt, founder of cleave: The Counter Agency, begs to differ. The following article originally appeared in the Gen-x magazine re:generation quarterly, and is reprinted with permission. One of the occupational hazards of Christian cultural analysis is...
  • Cybersmut and Debt Undermine Penthouse (Guccione Says Magazine About To Go Under)

    04/08/2002 1:50:41 AM PDT · by Timesink · 33 replies · 575+ views
    The New York Times ^ | April 8, 2002 | David Carr
    April 8, 2002 Cybersmut and Debt Undermine Penthouse By DAVID CARR ob Guccione, the publisher of Penthouse, fought for decades to introduce pornography to mainstream audiences. In succeeding, he may have built a gallows for his once hugely successful magazine. Pornographic images of every bent are now just a click away on the Web, often at no charge, and Penthouse, which once sold almost five million copies a month, now has a circulation of 650,000. The auditors of Mr. Guccione's debt-ridden company, General Media, the parent of Penthouse and affiliated enterprises, stated in its annual report that the company would...