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  • 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 ( 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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 ( 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 ( - 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 (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 ( – 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.
  • Ronald Reagans Daughter Patti Davis Poses Naked At 58

    05/19/2011 12:21:58 PM PDT · by Beaten Valve · 63 replies
    STYLITE ^ | May 19, 2011 | Verena von Pfetten
    In this months issue of More magazine, Ronald Reagans daughter strips down for the camera. She is 58. This isnt the first time Patti Davis has been photographed naked. At 42, she posed for Playboy. And while posing nude isnt exactly a novel idea, her thoughts on body image particularly as a recovering addict are. Her body is beautiful and not just because wow but because of what shes put it through.
  • Mummified body of former Playboy playmate Yvette Vickers found - (Los Angeles)

    05/02/2011 3:20:15 PM PDT · by Beaten Valve · 122 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | May 2, 2011 | Andrew Blankstein
    Yvette Vickers, an early Playboy playmate whose credits as a B-movie actress included such cult films as Attack of the 50-Foot Woman and Attack of the Giant Leeches, was found dead last week at her Benedict Canyon home. Her body appears to have gone undiscovered for months, police said. Vickers, 82, had not been seen for a long time. A neighbor discovered her body in an upstairs room of her Westwanda Street home on April 27. Its mummified state suggests she could have been dead for close to a year, police said. The official cause of death will by determined...
  • Playboy Mansion grotto blamed for sickening dozens

    04/25/2011 1:01:03 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 38 replies · 1+ views
    Mercury news ^ | 4/25/11 | Associated Press
    LOS ANGELES -- Health officials say the bacteria that causes Legionnaire's disease was found in the grotto of the Playboy Mansion, a whirlpool hot tub famed for steamy escapades. Scores of people who attended a fundraiser there in February reported becoming ill afterwards.
  • 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.
  • Playboy Mansion outbreak: Bacteria traced to whirlpool spa

    04/16/2011 10:34:11 AM PDT · by OldDeckHand · 31 replies · 1+ views
    LATimes/Blog ^ | 04/16/2011 | Staff
    Health officials identified legionella bacteria in a whirlpool spa at the Playboy Mansion in Los Angeles during an investigation in February that began when people were sickened after attending a fundraiser. A number of people came down with a respiratory illness after DomainFest's Feb. 1-3 conference, which culminated in a fundraiser at the Playboy Mansion in the Holmby Hills area of Los Angeles. Officials investigated to see if legionellosis was at fault; the more severe version of that illness is known as Legionnaires' disease, while a milder version is called Pontiac fever.
  • Gore to young advocates: Battle industry lobbyists to turn the tide on climate

    04/16/2011 3:23:55 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 18 replies
    Gore to young advocates: Battle industry lobbyists to turn the tide on climate By Ben Geman - 04/15/11 09:10 PM ET Al Gore told young green energy advocates Friday that progress on global warming must come from a strong grassroots movement that can counter the oil and coal lobbies, which he alleged have paralyzed governments. Gore who compared action on global warming to the Civil Rights movement was the keynote speaker at Power Shift 2011, a Washington, D.C. conference attended largely by college students. Its true that governments by and large have been politically paralyzed because the energy...
  • NBC's Naked Ambitions

    04/09/2011 9:50:37 PM PDT · by TheDingoAteMyBaby · 13 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | April 09, 2011 | Brent Bozell
    As the network TV barons peruse through a menu of pilots for new fall shows, some just jump out of the pile. Some Tinseltown pundits have already pegged it as likely that NBC will pick up a show for fall called The Playboy Club. Just like it sounds, the show is based in Hugh Hefners original Playboy Club in Chicago in swinging 1963. If that doesnt sound porn-friendly enough, the pilots producers at 20th Century Fox TV required all actors on the show to sign a nudity clause virtually unheard of in broadcast television. "Nudity in this contract is...
  • Video: Littlest Police Dog Appears In Playboy

    03/29/2011 7:19:34 AM PDT · by greatdefender · 28 replies
    A possible police scandal? You decide
  • William Buckley Interviews Hugh Hefner on Firing Line (1966) Part 1

    03/24/2011 6:49:47 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 10 replies
    You Tube ^ | 1966 | Buckley/Hefner
    from amazon's product description: Taped on September 12, 1966Between these two antagonists one might have expected a heated debate, but what we get instead is a serious discussion of sexual ethics in the latter part of the 20th century.
  • (Helen Thomas) Anti-Semite Centerfold

    03/20/2011 10:22:56 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 31 replies
    New York Post ^ | March 20, 2011 | ALANA GOODMAN
    Anti-semite centerfold By ALANA GOODMAN Veteran reporter Helen Thomas turned up in Playboy magazine this month (fully clothed, dont worry) as part of her ongoing anti-Semitic publicity tour. The former dean of the White House Press Corps sat down for an interview about her recent controversy. The Palestinian violence is to protect what little remains of Palestine. The suicide bombers act out of despair and desperation, said Thomas, when asked about Palestinian terrorism against the Israelis. The 90-year-old reporter also took a shot at Holocaust-remembrance programs, insisting that Jews exploited the memory in order to persecute Palestinians. Do the Jews...
  • Nuclear Meltdown? Earthquake? Tsunami? Nawww...

    03/18/2011 8:59:49 PM PDT · by JNRoberts · 4 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 03/18/11 | Me
    Most frightening headline of the week? Nuclear Meltdown? Earthquake? Tsunami? Mid East War? Nawww....this one by far:
  • Helen Thomas is going to be in Playboy next month. (Vanity)

    03/17/2011 1:46:35 PM PDT · by library user · 63 replies
    PR Newswire ^ | March 17, 2011 | Staff
    CHICAGO, March 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- "I knew exactly what I was doing I was going for broke. I had reached the point of no return. You finally get fed upI finally wanted to speak the truth," explains former dean of the White House Press Corps Helen Thomas when asked about her now infamous May 27, 2010 comments on Israel in Playboy's April Interview (issue on newsstands Friday, March 18).
  • Officials: Harmful bacteria at Playboy Mansion (Headline is much better than the article)

    03/02/2011 11:03:11 AM PST · by radioone · 16 replies
    Washington Post ^ | March 1, 2011 | SHAYA TAYEFE MOHAJER
    LOS ANGELES -- The bacteria that cause Legionnaires' disease were found at the Playboy Mansion during an investigation into an illness that affected about 200 people who attended an event there last month, a health official said Tuesday.
  • Gloria Steinem: Tough Cookies (Left's womyn are 'main event', conservatives 'side show')

    02/25/2011 9:13:24 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    The New York Times Women's Fashion ^ | February 25, 2011 | Gloria Steinem
    We know that Sarah Palin hunts animals on reality TV and cheers her daughter on Dancing With the Stars but do we know that both conservative and liberal scholars rate Nancy Pelosi as one of the most successful speakers of the House in United States history? We know that Congresswoman Michele Bachmann gave the Tea Partys State of the Union response, believes that the founding fathers abolished slavery and urged her Minnesota constituents to be armed and dangerous but do we know that Congresswoman Barbara Lee of California is calling for the United States withdrawal from Afghanistan? We...
  • Outbreak at Playboy Mansion

    02/12/2011 7:35:47 AM PST · by OldDeckHand · 36 replies
    NY Post ^ | 02/12/2011 | Staff
    Can the Playboy Mansion make you ill? Hugh Hefner's iconic bachelor pad is under investigation after more than 80 guests at a conference and party there became sick with a suspected strain of Legionnaires' disease. Scores of attendees at the Domainfest conference in Santa Monica, held Feb. 1 to 3, came down with symptoms including fever, respiratory infections and violent headaches. Four Swedish guests were diagnosed with Legionellosis or pontiac fever -- a milder form of Legionnaires' caused by bacteria that thrives in warm air-conditioning systems.
  • 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 fiance, 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 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...
  • Playboy's Hefner announces Christmas engagement on Twitter

    12/26/2010 8:16:50 AM PST · by Sprite518 · 125 replies · 10+ views
    Reuters ^ | 12/26/2010
    Hugh Hefner, the twice-married founder of Playboy, is taking the plunge again. Hefner, 84, said on Saturday in a posting on Twitter that he and his girlfriend Crystal Harris, 24, got engaged on Friday
  • John Conyers' son says items stolen from SUV, but why was he driving government vehicle?

    11/30/2010 7:17:48 AM PST · by Kieri · 55 replies · 2+ views
    MLive ^ | 11/30/10 | Johnathan Oosting
    John Conyers III, the son of U.S. Rep. John Conyers, says laptop computers and concert tickets were stolen from a government-registered vehicle last Wednesday in downtown Detroit, according to a police report obtained by Fox 2. The Congressman's son told police he parked the 2010 Cadillac Escalade at Brush Street and Congress around 11:30 p.m. When he returned an hour later, he noticed scratches on the side door and said two Apple MacBooks and $27,000 in Fillmore concert tickets had been swiped. The police report raises a number of questions. None more concerning than this: Why was the son of...
  • Rep. John Conyers, D-Mich., caught reading porn in public

    11/24/2010 12:43:17 PM PST · by markomalley · 39 replies · 1+ views
    Washington Examiner ^ | 11/24/2010 | Mark Hemingway
    You're an 81-year-old congressman. Your wife's headed to jail. At this point, you probably just don't care what the world thinks of you, so why not kick back on your flight on the way home and read a pronographic magazine in full view of all the other passengers? Welcome to the life of Rep. John Conyers, D-Mich. If he wants those kind of thrills, he should just forego his congressional privileges and get screened by the TSA. </rimshot>You can see the (censored) pics of Conyers reading Playboy on his flight here.
  • John Conyers reading Playboy?

    11/24/2010 10:01:53 AM PST · by iloveamerica1980 · 10 replies
    Dittos Rush! ^ | 11-24-10 | James
    Rep. John Conyers, Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, reads what looks to be a Playboy magazine on a plane to DC. Well, at least the man has 'discriminating' taste! Here is the YouTube video.
  • BUSTED: Congressman Caught On Video Reading Playboy On An Airplane (Conyers)

    11/24/2010 9:49:31 AM PST · by FromLori · 107 replies · 1+ views
    The Business Insider ^ | 11/24/10 | Joe Weisenthal |
    Not that there's anything wrong with it, but some mild embarrassment for Michigan Rep. John Conyers, who was secretly caught reading Playboy on a plane. (Video via Detroit News and Sal Armuk)
  • 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,...