Marilyn Monroe graces the December cover of Playboy magazine. This past August marked the 50th anniversary of Marilyn’s death. The star died at the age of 36.
Marilyn was Playboy’s very first cover girl back in 1953. Today, Playboy celebrates Marilyn and her career, highlighting classic nude pictures of the late actress. Hugh Hefner explained, “She was most in control when she was in the nude. What would be a position of vulnerability for others was a position of power for her,” he said.
Posted Friday, November 16th, 2012 at 12:12pm
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Hef’s runaway bride, Crystal Harris has sold her engagement ring at an auction at Christie’s New York for $38,000, half of its original purchase price!
Hugh Hefner, 85, bought the 3.39 carat diamond ring for $90,000 and proposed to Crystal on Christmas Eve 2010. Whether it was a case of cold feet or conscience got the better of her, the former Playmate called it quits just five days before their June 18th nuptials.
It is reported that Crystal, 25, had the ring valued within weeks after she announced the news and when the jewelry shop owner offered his condolences, she replied: “Are you kidding?! It was all for publicity!”
Hef recently disclosed on Twitter the true nature of this one-time Playboy cover girl stating, “Crystal gave me Charlie [her dog] and I let her keep the engagement ring.”
I guess she has her priorities sorted out! Someone hand this girl a shovel, coz there’s a gold digger in town!
Posted Tuesday, October 25th, 2011 at 12:12pm
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TMZ has confirmed that Lindsay Lohan is shooting nude photos for Playboy, and that the pictorial will earn her $1 million dollars!!
According to TMZ’s sources, the deal had been in the works for months, and that Lindsay originally turned down an offer of $750,000. The troubled star held out for $1 million, and apparently, she got it!
We’re told Hugh Hefner and Co. recently came back to Lindsay with an offer less than her asking price — but close enough for her to sign on the dotted line. No word yet on which issue Linds will be featured in … but it’s a good bet she’ll be on the cover.
Lindsay’s rep said, “I can neither confirm or deny at this time.” Playboy didn’t immediately respond to our email or phone call.
According to sources, the shoot started over the weekend — which means Linds was juggling her court ordered morgue duties … with getting nekkid.
Posted Tuesday, October 25th, 2011 at 7:07am
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Whether he saw it coming or not, Hugh Hefner is acting like a jilted groom.
Crystal Harris, who was Hugh’s fiance, called off their wedding just days before the ceremony. The July Playboy cover was released, and shows Crystal posing as Mrs. Crystal Hefner. Well, Hugh decided to have the last say – and ordered that each issue be slapped with a “Runaway Bride” sticker over her image.
Hefner, 85, Tweeted Wednesday that July’s Playboy cover featuring Harris, 25, will be affixed with a sticker that reads, “Runaway bride in this issue!” – following the model’s decision to back out of this Saturday’s wedding.
The cover jumped the gun by referring to Harris as “Mrs. Crystal Hefner.”
“Recent events call for a special sticker on the July cover. Look for it on newsstands,” Hefner writes.
Though he’s able to see a little humor in his situation, Hefner was clearly blindsided. “I didn’t see any of this coming, but I’m glad things went wrong before the marriage instead of after. Live & learn,” he says in another Tweet.
Meanwhile, friends have been consoling the Playboy founder. “Holly [Madison] came by to wish me well,” he writes. “The outpouring of support & affection from so many quarters is really touching.”
Harris told Ryan Seacrest Wednesday on his KIIS-FM radio show that she’d been having second thoughts about the wedding for a while. “I just sat back and thought about it all,” she said. “Is this what I wanted? And it wasn’t.”
Posted Thursday, June 16th, 2011 at 10:10am
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