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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 Enterprises Said to Explore Sale

    03/24/2016 9:04:18 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 34 replies
    NY Times ^ | March 24, 2016 | Ravi Somaiya
    Playboy Enterprises, the parent company of the iconic mens magazine, has retained investment bankers and has begun exploring a sale, people with knowledge of the discussions said on Thursday. [Snip] Playboy ... would be valued at around $500 million.
  • EXCLUSIVE: Larry Flynt wants Hugh Hefner's $200 million Playboy Mansion

    01/22/2016 11:43:56 AM PST · by Zakeet · 24 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | January 22, 2016
    The Hustler Honeys could soon displace the Playboy Bunnies at Hugh Hefner's Los Angeles party palace. [Snip] "Larry (Flynt) and I have talked about it and are preparing a bid," says Harry Mohney, whose Déjà Vu company operates the Larry Flynt's Hustler Club chain, which includes a Manhattan location on W. 51st St. "We feel it is an excellent place for The Hustler Club and Hustler Mansion." According to Mohney, Hustler would move their own staff into the 29-room estate and host "at least" three parties per week for VIP guests. He also says those gatherings would out-Hef the parties...
  • 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...
  • Playboy no longer running nude photos a huge gamble: experts

    10/15/2015 7:24:11 AM PDT · by canuck_conservative · 44 replies
    NYPost.com ^ | Oct. 13, 2015 | Keith J. Kelly
    ...The streak will end with the March edition its first without any naked ladies. Many industry observers see the move as a huge gamble one last gasp at getting the magazine back to any semblance of its glory days when circulation was at a high of 5.6 million. That was in 1976. Today, it stands at just a bit more than 800,000. I am sure they are hoping that they will be able to attract advertisers, now that a reason for staying out of it has been removed, said one former top executive at Playboy. Playboys new look...
  • Playboy will no longer publish photos of nude women in magazine

    10/13/2015 6:24:50 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    Playboy will no longer publish photos of nude women as part of a redesign, the decades-old magazine announced Tuesday. The magazine will still feature women in provocative poses, but they will no longer be fully nude, Playboy said in a statement. The change, to take place in March, represents a major shift for the magazine, which broke new ground when Hugh Hefner created it and featured Marilyn Monroe on its debut cover in 1953. It marks the latest step away from depictions of full nudity, which were banned from the magazine's website in August 2014. The magazine claims it website...
  • 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...
  • Next year, Playboy will no longer have nudes in it's print edition

    10/12/2015 9:34:53 PM PDT · by hoagy62 · 29 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 10/12/15 | Bryan Logan
    Times have changed at Playboy. Starting next year, the publication long known for showcasing the female physique, will no longer feature models in the nude, according to a report in The New York Times. The decision apparently rose from a meeting with Playboy editor-in-chief Hugh Hefner and an editor at the magazine, amid discussions about a forthcoming update. The Times' Ravi Somaiya writes that now that Playboy has effectively accomplished its founding goal of "normalizing" the female body by introducing women to the world in their au naturel state, the magazine's mission has been accomplished. _______________ Playboy CEO Scott Flanders...
  • Playboy Interview: Donald Trump (good & bad)

    07/19/2015 7:43:44 AM PDT · by canuck_conservative · 19 replies
    Playboy.com ^ | October 2004 | David Hochman
    ...What kind of son were you? Were you rebellious? I was very bad. Thats why my parents sent me to a military academy..... Is it true that youve never had a glass of alcohol? Ive never had drugs and never had alcohol and never had a cup of coffee.... Do you think Trump Tower and your other buildings will bear your name a hundred years from now? No, I dont think so. Why? I dont think any building will be hereand unless we have some very smart people ruling it, the world will not be the same place in a...
  • Yorkshire Ripper Peter Sutcliffe 'Murdered 23 More Victims'

    07/04/2015 9:40:08 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 21 replies
    Mirror ^ | Andy Lines
    The Yorkshire Ripper killed a further 22 women and one MAN, according to explosive new evidence. One of the new victims was a famous Playboy bunny girl. Peter Sutcliffe was only ever convicted of 13 murders. But now a former police officer and an investigative journalist have written a book which insists this figure is just the tip of the iceberg. The Yorkshire Ripper killed a further 22 women and one MAN, according to explosive new evidence. One of the new victims was a famous Playboy bunny girl. Peter Sutcliffe was only ever convicted of 13 murders. But now a...
  • Miss Bosnia and Playboy Model Reportedly Linked to (5) Mob Murders 21

    07/04/2015 8:53:39 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 22 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | July 2, 2015 | | Yaron Steinbuch
    Slobodanka Tosic is pictured in this undated Facebook photo. Tosic, a Playboy model and former Miss Bosnia, has been extradited after reportedly being linked with five murders and a string of robberies. (Handout/Postmedia Network) 1 Change text size for the storyPrint this story Report an error A former Miss Bosnia and Playboy model has been taken into custody for links to five Mob murders in her home country, according to local media. Croatia extradited Slobodanka Tosic, 29, earlier this week. She's one of 32 people rounded up in Operation Doll, an investigation into five murders and a string of robberies...
  • 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 dont do drugs. Okay, thats good, Hef said. Usually I dont approve of...
  • Valdosta State Student Who Stomped US Flag Wants To Kill All White People

    05/24/2015 8:38:24 AM PDT · by rktman · 58 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | Chuck Ross
    Eric Sheppard, the Valdosta State University student who was confronted last month by an Air Force veteran after he stomped on the American flag, has issued a violent 4,700-word anti-white rant in which he threatened to annihilate those who come after me. Sheppard is wanted by police after they found a gun in his backpack days after the flag-stomping demonstration. In his lengthy letter, submitted to The Valdosta Daily Times this week, Sheppard said he will not surrender and will use violence if necessary. The flag incident made national news after Michelle Manhart, an Air Force veteran and former Playboy...
  • Former Airman, Playboy Model Plans Demonstration for US Flag

    04/22/2015 4:13:25 PM PDT · by Doogle · 30 replies
    VALDOSTA -- An Air Force veteran and former Playboy model who was banned from Valdosta State University on Friday after taking an American flag from a group of demonstrators is now organizing her own demonstration that she said is to show support for the military and the flag. Michelle Manhart was detained but not arrested by VSU police after she took the flag from a group of protesters. She said she was not planning to take the flag from the protesters, but she had heard about the group's recent campus demonstrations and wanted to take action. "I did not want...
  • Vet and former Playboy model scuffles with cops while trying to recover trampled American flag

    04/19/2015 8:49:26 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 46 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | April 19, 2015 | Tobias Salinger
    Dont tread on this flag. Thats the message Air Force veteran and former Playboy model Michelle Manhart says she was trying to convey by picking up a damaged flag that protesters had been stomping on in a demonstration at Valdosta State University in southern Georgia on Friday.
  • The new celibacy? How porn may be destroying the impetus for sex

    04/17/2015 4:53:57 PM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 80 replies
    CNA ^ | Apr 16, 2015 | Mary Rezac
    One of music artist John Mayer's signature songs is Daughters, a sweet and simple tribute to the importance of parents' influence on their little girls. Here's the refrain: So fathers, be good to your daughters, Daughters will love like you do. Girls become lovers who turn into mothers, So mothers, be good to your daughters too. But when John Mayer isn't crooning about your beautiful daughters, he's looking at naked pictures of them, sometimes hundreds at a time before he gets out of bed in the morning. In fact, he often prefers that to an actual human being, according to...
  • Dick Cheney accused Obama of 'playing the race card' in a Playboy interview

    03/18/2015 9:52:41 AM PDT · by rktman · 51 replies
    businessinsider.com ^ | 3/18/2015 | Colin Campbell
    "I look at Barack Obama and I see the worst president of my lifetime, without question," Cheney told journalist James Rosen. "I used to have significant criticism of Jimmy Carter, but compared to Barack Obama and the damage he is doing to the nationits a tragedy."
  • AZEALIA BANKS GRACES COVER OF PLAYBOY: I HATE EVERYTHING ABOUT THIS COUNTRY

    03/18/2015 9:40:33 AM PDT · by ATOMIC_PUNK · 43 replies
    http://www.breitbart.com ^ | Mar 2015 | DANIEL NUSSBAUM17
    Rapper Azealia Banks lashed out at racist conservative white people and fat white Americans in a wide-ranging, race-heavy interview for her cover of Playboy magazine this month. Yes! I hate everything about this country, Banks replied when Playboy asked if she wanted to leave the United States. Like, I hate fat white Americans. All the people who are crunched into the middle of America, the real fat and meat of America, are these racist conservative white people who live on their farms.
  • (Rapper) Azealia Banks Attacks America: I Hate Everything About This Country!

    03/17/2015 10:16:41 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 125 replies
    Hollywood Life ^ | 3-16-2015 | Jason Brow
    This shouldnt upset anybody, right? Azealia decided to open up in her recent Playboy interview, and she showed no mercy, even saying how she hates the fat white Americans who make up everything about this country. Yikes! Azealia Banks, 23, has never been known to pull her punches when it comes to speaking her mind. And when she starts, you better duck because nobody is safe when shes on a tear. In her brand new Playboy interview. By the end of it, the Broke With Expensive Tastes rapper takes aim at EVERYBODY: Lorde, Kendrick Lamar, and fat white Americans ...
  • Dick Cheney calls Obama the 'worst president of my lifetime'

    03/18/2015 10:28:14 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 87 replies
    The Week ^ | 03/18/2015 | Catherine Garcia via James Rosen, From PLAYBOY interview with Dick Cheney
    In a new interview with Playboy, former Vice President Dick Cheney accused President Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder of "playing the race card" and said that he could "go on for hours" about all of the ways Obama has "undone" the work of President George W. Bush.Although the article claims that Cheney's "preoccupations revolve around the books in his study and the purchase of just the right gifts for his grandchildren," it sounds more like he's kind of obsessed with Obama. Calling him "the worst president in my lifetime," Cheney said his criticism of Obama and Holder has nothing...
  • Playboy Interview: Dick Cheney

    03/18/2015 12:46:06 PM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 25 replies
    Playboy ^ | March 17 , 2015 | James Rosen
    Behind a small desk sits the chair Cheney occupied for eight years as vice president in the White House, and above the white-trimmed fireplace hang three framed swords. One was a gift from the cadets at West Point when Cheney was secretary of defense; the second came from the U.S. Marine Corps commandant when Cheney was guest of honor at the Marine Corps ball two months after 9/11; the third belonged to Samuel Fletcher Cheney, the vice presidents great-grandfather, who fought for the Union in the Civil Warenduring 34 battles, some of the conflicts bloodiest fightingonly to lose part of...
  • Through the Racial Looking Glass

    02/08/2015 9:41:27 PM PST · by Pelham · 14 replies
    Online Archive of California ^ | July 1962 | By Nat Hentoff
    During a British concert last fall, Dizzy Gillespie dedicated a number to "Mother Africa". Looking at the audience with a characteristically mocking smile, he added, "We're going to take over the world, so you had better get used to it." The listeners chuckled, secure in their own freedom from predjudice and convinced that Dizzy was just clowning again. A few nights later, a group of British jazzmen held a private party in honor of Gillespie. Toward dawn, Dizzy burst into an impromptu lecture: "You people had better just lie down and die. You've lost Africa and Asia, and now they...
  • 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, Ill 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 womens issue but a human rights issue. Also, organizations are less likely to...
  • Playboy model Brandi Brandt jailed for drug role

    08/29/2014 5:14:16 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 34 replies
    cbc.ca ^ | august 29, 2014
    Former Playboy model Brandi Brandt was sentenced to up to six years in prison Friday for being part of a drug smuggling ring that brought cocaine to Australia. Brandt, who was once married to Motley Crue bassist Nikki Sixx, pleaded guilty in April to a charge of conspiring to import drugs. Prosecutors said she was part of a drug syndicate that hid packages of cocaine on Qantas and United Airlines passenger planes that flew from California to Sydney in 2007. Employees of an airline catering company allegedly collected the packages after the planes landed. The California-born Brandt, 45, was accused...
  • Model Sues Playboy, Morning Show Host For Hitting Her In Butt With Golf Club

    03/15/2014 2:50:34 PM PDT · by Baynative · 97 replies
    CBS on line ^ | MAr 2014 | staff
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) A model has filed suit against Playboy Enterprises and a co-host of the Playboy Morning Show (simulcast on radio and cable TV) for allegedly striking her in the buttocks with a golf club. Elizabeth Dickson filed the complaint in Los Angeles Superior Court, alleging battery and negligence. According to TMZ, she is suing for $500K plus punitive damages.
  • The War on Porn

    01/18/2014 7:20:41 AM PST · by EscondidoSurfer · 26 replies
    Overcoming Lust. com ^ | January 17, 2014 | Jim Vander Spek
    Pornography has become increasingly prevalent and available since the early 1950s when Playboy magazine first forced its way into the mainstream. Sadly, those who have opposed the spread of porn during this time have been defeated at every turn. Efforts to eliminate adult bookstores, adult movie theatres, adult movie rentals and adult cable stations have all failed. With porn now available on every screen and some sort of screen available to every person, we can fairly say that the war is now over. All attempts to block the flood of porn have failed. We have lost the war on porn....
  • Playboy Interview: Actor Ben Affleck on Batman, Argo & Politics (Mod Warning: Racy Content at Site)

    12/09/2013 11:31:13 AM PST · by EveningStar · 24 replies
    Playboy ^ | December 4, 2013 | Michael Fleming
    Ben Affleck arrives for his Playboy Interview beaming after dropping off his kids for their first day of school. For Affleck and wife Jennifer Garner, it is the familiar ordeal of dodging the cameras of 20 paparazzi who have followed every step taken by son Samuel and daughters Violet and Seraphina ... Playboy sent Michael Fleming, who last interviewed Quentin Tarantino, to catch up with Affleck. Reports Fleming: We met right after his Batman announcement elicited hostility he hadnt seen since the Bennifer days. A more mature Affleck doesnt care. After his career overhaul, whos to doubt him when he...
  • Former Playboy model Brandi Brandt accused in cocaine smuggling ring, appears in Australian court

    11/17/2013 4:04:17 AM PST · by canuck_conservative · 33 replies
    National Post [Canada] / AP ^ | November 15, 2013 | AP
    <p>SYDNEY, Australia Former Playboy model Brandi Brandt was extradited from Los Angeles to Sydney on Friday to face cocaine conspiracy charges.</p> <p>The 45-year-old actress and Playmate of the Month for October 1987 appeared in a Sydney court after her arrival Friday morning on a flight from the United States.</p>
  • Playboy: Sen.[Bernie] Sanders: Global warming far more serious problem than Al Qaeda

    10/18/2013 7:56:24 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 69 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 18, 2013 | Ben Geman
    Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) says global warming poses "a far more serious problem than al Qaeda" and accuses energy companies of being willing to "destroy the planet" for profits. In an interview with Playboy magazine, Sanders targets coal and oil companies who he says have outsized influence over lawmakers on Capitol Hill. Big business is willing to destroy the planet for short-term profits, Sanders said. And because of their power over the political process, you hear a deafening silence in the U.S. Congress and in other bodies around the world about the severity of the problem. Global warming is a...
  • 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...
  • Playboy playmate appears in Syracuse on charges of smuggling illegal immigrant

    01/16/2013 9:10:21 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 23 replies
    Syracuse Post-Standard ^ | January 15, 2013 | John O'Brien
    Syracuse, NY -- A Playboy magazine playmate appeared in federal court this morning on charges of trying to smuggle her Canadian boyfriend across the border last summer. Colleen Shannon, 34, of Los Angeles, was charged in August with helping to smuggle Robert Skojo and transport him after he sneaked across the border by boat through the Akwesasne Mohawk Indian Reservation, which straddles the border.
  • Hugh Hefner and Crystal Harris get married at playboy mansion

    01/01/2013 2:53:43 AM PST · by Las Vegas Dave · 43 replies
    eonline.com ^ | Dec. 31, 2012 | Natalie Finn
    Hugh Hefner is ringing in the new year as a married man. The 86-year-old Playboy founder tied the knot with 26-year-old girlfriend Crystal Harris tonight atwhere elsethe Playboy Mansion in front of a select group of family and friends, Playboy confirms to E! News. The bride, who is now going by Crystal Hefner on Twitter, posted photos earlier in the evening of the wedding set-up, including a close-up of the flowers lining the altar inside.
  • New information emerges on SEC Playboy probe of gun control group treasurer

    12/14/2012 6:23:48 AM PST · by marktwain · 2 replies
    Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 13 December, 2012 | david codrea
    New details are emerging on a former Illinois state senator and treasurer for the Illinois Council Against Handgun Violence, under investigation by the Securities and Exchange Commission for insider trading of Playboy Enterprises stocks based on information he obtained from his wife, Daily Finance reported yesterday, citing transcripts obtained by Bloomberg News related to charges initially announced in August, 2011. William Marovitz, now separated from former Playboy CEO and progressive activist Christie Hefner, was secretly trading Playboy stock based on inside information he gleaned from their relationship, the report claims, gaining profits and avoiding losses using personal brokerage accounts, allegedly...
  • (Democratic) Candidate Caught Stripping For Playboy

    10/21/2012 3:33:21 PM PDT · by markomalley · 71 replies
    Running for office as a devoted wife and mother of two sons besides Sunday school teacher, Amy Bivianos campaign has been rocked by the revelation of her appearance in Playboy.The dictionary definition of hypocritical is the pretense of having virtues, beliefs, principles, etc. Many politicians are well described by this adjective; but in 2012, none deserves it more than Amy Biviano.Biviano has worked hard to transform her image from a Yale educated anthropologist and self-avowed feminist into a suburban mom with an adoring husband.This is how she describes herself on her own website: I am a long-time Spokane Valley...
  • Legislative hopeful posed topless in Playboy

    10/20/2012 8:18:51 AM PDT · by matt1234 · 59 replies
    The Spokesman-Review ^ | October 19, 2012 | Jonathan Brunt
    Amy Biviano, the Democratic challenger in a high-profile battle for a legislative seat representing Spokane Valley, is defending a 1995 topless photo shoot with Playboy magazine as a confidence-building experience while attending Yale University. In an interview Friday, following a conservative websites disclosure that Biviano appeared in a Women of the Ivy League edition, Biviano said she doesnt regret the photo shoot but wouldnt do it again as a mother. It was one of the youthful college kinds of things. I was interested in pushing my limits, Biviano said in an interview Friday. This was my small act of rebellion....
  • June 2012 Playboy discovers the right to bare arms

    05/31/2012 8:04:45 PM PDT · by open carry · 34 replies
    examiner.com ^ | May 26, 2012 | Mike Stollenwerk
    The open carry of properly holstered handguns, an old American tradition, is on the rise in many states. And now comes the June 2012 edition of Playboy featuring on page 60, sandwiched between Tom Cruises interview and Danish model Stephanie Corneliussens Mojave Desert pictorial, a centerfold-like cartoon of a man in an aloha shirt open carrying a holstered handgun on his right hip while carrying a Starbucks cup in his left hand and ominously staring down an empty parking lot. . . .
  • Death from above: Hawk snatches reality TV star Shanna Moaklers beloved lapdog

    04/26/2012 5:36:08 PM PDT · by PilotDave · 78 replies
    89.3 kpcc ^ | 26 Apr 2012 | Don Frances
    Moakler -- a former Miss USA and Playboy playmate, who currently hosts Bridalplasty on E! -- broke the news herself via her Twitter account, stating on Monday that A eagle attacked my 2 chi's today, my girl pup is at the vet, my boy is missing. Chis are Chihuahuas, and Moakler later clarified that it was a hawk that attacked the pets at her Calabasas home. The small dogs are easy prey for large raptors like hawks and eagles -- in this case, one was injured and the other is presumably hawk food.
  • From Playboy Pornographer to Christian pastor: the unlikely story of Donny Pauling

    03/21/2012 12:57:09 PM PDT · by Morgana · 43 replies
    Life Site News ^ | 3/21/2012 | John Jalsevac
    November 2, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) It was the very same day that pornographer Donny Pauling was called in by Playboy and offered $4,000 a day to produce a new lesbian reality series, that he unexpectedly found himself at a moment of crisis. Pauling had already made millions from pornography over the past eight years, ever since he began shooting porn part-time behind his wifes back. But $4,000 a day was unprecedented, and there was something about the offer that made Pauling feel that if he took it, he was making his final commitment to the porn industry, and there would...
  • Playboy Closing Chicago Headquarters April 30

    01/17/2012 9:34:55 AM PST · by tcrlaf · 38 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 1-16-12 | KTLA
    layboy is shuttering its Chicago headquarters in favor of a sunnier locale, company officials confirmed. The company released a statement Friday saying the move to Los Angeles will take place on April 30. It had previously been reported that founder Hugh Hefner was moving the company's editorial and art departments to L.A "Playboy's executives have made the difficult decision to close the company's Chicago office and move its headquarters to Los Angeles," the statement said.
  • Fox Affiliate Weatherman Fired Over Real-Life 'Hangover' Tale in Playboy

    01/14/2012 7:52:20 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 28 replies · 1+ views
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | January 12, 2012
    Philadelphia weatherman John Bolaris lost $43,712.25, his job and, arguably, his dignity from one fateful trip to Miami Beach.
  • Playboy Cover Star Maria Kozhevnikova Wins Russian Parliament Seat

    12/16/2011 10:56:46 PM PST · by Steelfish · 47 replies · 1+ views
    Telegraph(UK) ^ | December 17, 2011
    Playboy Cover Star Maria Kozhevnikova Wins Russian Parliament Seat Maria Kozhevnikova, a former actress and model who once appeared on the cover of Russian Playboy, is about to take up a seat in parliament for Vladimir Putin's United Russia party. (Pic in URL) 16 Dec 2011 Maria Kozhevnikova, 27, has moved swiftly up the ranks after joining the party's youth movement, the Young Guard. Amid protests over a disputed parliamentary election earlier this month, she defended Mr Putin. "I've seen Putin close up several times and I want to say that this man has very strong vibes," Miss Kozhevnikova said....
  • Playboy advances Lohan issue due to leaked photos

    12/10/2011 5:57:10 AM PST · by Libloather · 32 replies · 1+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 12/09/11
    Playboy advances Lohan issue due to leaked photosReuters 13 hrs ago LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Playboy magazine is advancing the newsstand date for its upcoming issue with nude pictures of actress Lindsay Lohan in part due to photos that were leaked online in advance, Hugh Hefner said on Friday. The Playboy founder tweeted that the issue will now go on sale late next week, which roughly coincides with the December 15 airdate for Lohan's planned interview on Ellen DeGeneres' TV talk show. **SNIP** This week, a picture snapped of the cover featuring Lohan was leaked online, and on Friday,...
  • Born Again Bunny

    10/24/2011 3:10:21 PM PDT · by unspun · 26 replies · 2+ views
    Gulag Bound ^ | October 23, 2011 | Kelleigh Nelson
    Unlike the latest television perversion entitled, The Playboy Club, I can actually tell you the truth about being a Bunny and working in the Chicago Playboy Club in the 60s. If you're wondering why I bring this up 45 years after the fact, it's simple. One of my readers took exception with my article on GOP presidential candidate Richard Perry, and decided to go after the messenger rather than the message. I find it humorous that anyone would think exposing me as a Playboy Bunny in my youth should affect what readers think of my research and articles today. Apparently...
  • The Playboy Club TV show cancelled following outcry

    10/05/2011 2:49:37 PM PDT · by NYer · 98 replies
    Life Site News ^ | October 4, 2011 | KATHLEEN GILBERT
    WASHINGTON, Oct. 4, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) - A period drama glorifying the promiscuous lifestyle of Playboy prostitutes has been dropped from network television following a successful advertiser boycott led by morality and parenting advocates. Morality in Media (MIM) stated in a press release Tuesday that NBC has “closed the club” thanks to “dismal ratings and viewer outrage, cancelling a series that glorified the sexual exploitation of women and the Playboy philosophy that women are to be used, abused and then discarded.” “It is great news that the ‘Playboy Club’ is cancelled after just three episodes. Clearly viewers are not interested in...
  • Former Playboy Playmate Shoots Husband, Feeds Him Plastic Baggie, Goes to Jail

    09/09/2011 9:00:03 AM PDT · by Libloather · 81 replies · 1+ views
    LAist ^ | 9/07/11 | Lauren Lloyd
    Former Playboy Playmate Shoots Husband, Feeds Him Plastic Baggie, Goes to JailBy Lauren Lloyd in News on September 7, 2011 4:20 PM Victoria Rathgeb, also and probably better known as Angela Dorian, pleaded no contest today to attempted voluntary manslaughter. The 1968 Playboy Playmate of the Year shot and wounded her husband in their Hollywood apartment complex in October 2010. **SNIP** The 66-year-old vicious vixen has been sentenced to nine years in jail by L.A. Superior Court Judge Barbara Johnson. Her husband of 25 years, Bruce, has since recovered from the incident. It went down like this. Bruce left the...
  • Playboy Club returning to Chicago after two-decade hiatus

    08/29/2011 7:02:42 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 12 replies
    ChicagoBusiness.com (Crain's) ^ | August 29, 2011 | Kate MacArthur and Lynne Marek
    Plans are in the works for a new Chicago Playboy Club just blocks away from where the original opened 51 years ago. Playboy Enterprises Inc. has signed a licensing deal for a Playboy Club on the Near North Side. The licensee, Boston-based real estate capital and advisory firm Tremont Realty Capital LLC, is eyeing the mansion at 1150 N. Dearborn St., now the site of Il Mulino restaurant, Crain's has learned. Playboy CEO Scott Flanders confirms that the company has a deal for a Chicago club with a partner who is in the final stages of selecting a site, adding...
  • Parents group calls for boycott of NBC series The Playboy Club

    07/28/2011 1:09:38 PM PDT · by NYer · 17 replies
    Life Site News ^ | July 28, 2011 | CHRISTINE DHANAGOM
    The Playboy logo. July 28, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A prominent parents group is calling on local stations to refuse to air the NBC series “The Playboy Club,” in a letter sent to the network’s affiliate stations this week. The series, which is scheduled to premiere on September 19th, follows the lives of several employees of the first Playboy Club in Chicago in the early 1960s. A promotional for the show on NBC’s website calls it “the door to all your fantasies.” “Today, people wish we were living in unhealthier times,” Chad Hodge, the show’s creator, told the Los Angeles Times....
  • Women's Groups Appeal to NBC's Legal and Corporate Responsibility Asking for a Halt to 'The Playboy

    06/29/2011 8:37:00 PM PDT · by TheDingoAteMyBaby · 20 replies
    Christian News Wire ^ | June 22, 2011 | Lesley Bateman
    "The Playboy Club," described as a "provocative new series" about a "visionary who created an empire and an icon who changed American culture," glorifies the objectification of women and violates the spirit of FCC licensing laws according to several women's groups. FCC licensing laws require broadcasters to serve "public interest, convenience and necessity," to protect people from exploitation of their valuable public utility. NBC is appearing to defy FCC laws, while contributing to sexualization/victimization of women, which results in trafficking, rape and prostitution. "NBC has stockholder responsibility to produce enriching programming," stated Tiffany Leeper, President of Girls Against Porn &...
  • Wedding is off for Hefner, Playmate

    06/14/2011 6:59:00 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 69 replies
    newsday ^ | 06.14.11
    Playboy mogul Hugh Hefner will not be marrying his Playmate bride-to-be Crystal Harris. "The wedding is off," Hefner, 85, tweeted Tuesday. "Crystal has had a change of heart."
  • Rita Jenrette, who had sex on the US Capitol steps, now an Italian princess.

    12/12/2010 7:42:37 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 31 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 12 Dec 2010 | from NYP
    Rita Jenrette, who once notoriously had sex on the US Capitol steps, has been reincarnated as Italian royalty. The brainy beauty and former TV journalist who appeared nude in a 1981 Playboy photo spread where she admitted having sex at the Capitol with her congressman hubby, John Jenrette has become an Italian princess after marrying Prince Nicolo Boncompagni Ludovisi.