Hugh Hefner

Hugh Hefner, a Social Force in America, Built Empire on Babes, Boobs, Dies 6

Hugh Hefner, a Social Force in America, Built Empire on Babes, Boobs, Dies

Hugh Hefner, a pioneer of the sexual revolution, who helped America break out of the turgid social restrictions of the 1950s and became a master of brand extension, has died at 91. Hefner was radical for his time when he launched his iconic Playboy magazine in 1953 using 8,000 in borrowed money. The magazine tried to remain relevant by publishing photo spreads of contemporary celebrities like Kim Kardashian, Kate Moss, Madonna, Pamela Anderson, Sharon Stone, Naomi Campbell and Lindsay Lohan....
Playboy Era Grinds to Close: Hef's Notorious LA Mansion For Sale 8

Playboy Era Grinds to Close: Hef’s Notorious LA Mansion For Sale

Playboy is giving up one of the last symbols of the hedonistic lifestyle it championed. Huge Hefner’s notorious Playboy mansion in Los Angeles is about to hit the market–with on catch. The new owner must be willing to deal with Hef’s corpse. The six-acre property, complete with the infamous grotto pool, will reportedly be listed sometime in February. Asking price is a reported whopping $200 million. ...
Playboy to Stop Publishing Bare Lady Bits; Has Hell Finally Frozen Over? 10

Playboy to Stop Publishing Bare Lady Bits; Has Hell Finally Frozen Over?

Playboy magazine, a beacon of the sexual revolution for more than six decades, has declared victory. In a stunning announcement, new Chief Executive Scott Flanders said the magazine will no longer publish photos of nude women, a magazine staple since the 1950s. Instead, the magazine will publish titillating photos of partially clad women, much like other men’s category magazines, such as Esquire, GQ and Maxim....
Kate Moss First Look Hot New Playboy 60th Anniversary Photos  12

Kate Moss First Look Hot New Playboy 60th Anniversary Photos

Kate Moss, the stunning English model who dominated the 1990s with her kittenish looks, is featured on the cover of the Playboy 60th anniversary issue. Moss, who turns 40 in January, is iconic, but why no American model? The magazine’s decision to go with Moss for the cover of its landmark 60th anniversary issue is puzzling if not down right wrong-headed....
Amanda Seyfried, Peter Sarsgaard Go Deep in 'Lovelace' 14

Amanda Seyfried, Peter Sarsgaard Go Deep in ‘Lovelace’

One thing’s certainly evident by the end of “Lovelace.” the movie’s stars, Amanda Seyfried and Peter Skarsgaard, deliver the very best cinematic performances of the year. Hollywood was reluctant to make this movie, but it is, without question, an example of Tinseltown at its best. I am of the age that I can recall when the whole “Deep Throat” cause-celeb was very much in vogue. Talk-show king Johnny Carson and Bob Hope joked about it. Playboy mogul Hugh Hefner, played by James Franco, applauded it. But in the end, her life took a tragic turn. ...
Playboy's Jenny McCarthy Reveals Life of Sex, Drugs, Debauchery 18

Playboy’s Jenny McCarthy Reveals Life of Sex, Drugs, Debauchery

Playboy sweetheart Jenny McCarthy reveals a nasty streak in her new autobiography that includes sex, drugs and debauchery while working for Hugh Hefner as a playmate in her early 20s. Oddly, Hef claims he strictly prohibits illegal drug use by bunnies. But not according to McCarthy, 39. In her book “Bad Habits: Confessions of a Recovering Catholic,” she details her plunge into drug use while wearing the bunny ears, including a nasty Vicodin addiction. “Holding up drugs in front of a group of Playmates was like holding up an arm to a cannibal tribe,” McCarthy writes. “We jumped on the box fighting to get as many little white capsules as possible. Instead of saving some for later, we all pounded at least five at once.”...
Hugh Hefner Slams GOP, Calls for New Sexual Revolution 20

Hugh Hefner Slams GOP, Calls for New Sexual Revolution

Hugh Hefner won't go quietly into that good night. Not when Republicans are trashing everything he's fought for during his career. Well, the only thing, really... sexual freedom. The Hedonist in Chief, who's pioneering magazine opened the door to sexual freedom, and yes, women's liberation, issued a stirring sexual manifesto in the pages of his aging, if iconic magazine. He lambastes the GOP's "war against sex."...
Irina Shayk Disses 'No Class' Lindsay Lohan, Playboy (photos) 22

Irina Shayk Disses ‘No Class’ Lindsay Lohan, Playboy (photos)

Irina Shayk, one of the world's hottest lingerie models, says she would never pose for Playboy, taking an indirect swipe at Lindsay Lohan. Shayk says she has too much "class." Lohan posed for Playboy and was featured in the January issue in a spread that paid tribute to Marilyn Monroe, the magazine’s first nude cover model. She revealed that Hugh Hefner offered her a bundle to pose naked, but says she spurned him....
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