Since early June, we’ve been forced to resign ourselves to the inconvenient truth that New York is now, basically, the Midwest as far as the weather is concerned. Long days of oppressive, unrelenting heat (the kind that would wilt corn crops, but somehow does nothing to subdue the brunch crowds at Sarabeth’s) followed by sheets Read More
Financial troubles at the iconic porn mag Playboy have led Hugh Hefner to invite ten strangers into his famous mansion. In an effort to increase sales of the magazine, which plummeted 34 percent last year, Hefner is hosting a Willy Wonka-esque contest in which ten “golden tickets” will be Read More
Viking won’t release Lydia Davis’ new translation of Madame Bovary until late next month, but an advance excerpt is available—in the September issue of Playboy. “The Most Scandalous Novel of All Time,” says the cover!
It is, Hugh Hefner reports, “a great read.”
At last, some Read More
It was just another Sunday in Beverly Hills for Hugh Hefner. His latest girlfriend, Crystal Harris, and other playmates lounged by the pool at the Playboy Mansion, while Hefner played Backgammon nearby with “the boys.” In the evening, it was movie night in the screening room: Inception, which Hef declared “a mind blower,” Read More
Today Playboy unveiled its safe-for-work website The Smoking Jacket, which appears to be part of Hugh Hefner’s plan to bolster his already strong brand without improving his magazine. Hefner recently made headlines after putting forth a bid to re-privatize his company after 39 years.
Hef welcomes you to the site Read More
Following Hugh Hefner’s bid to take Playboy back into private control this week, Penthouse owner Marc Bell has made a counter bid of $210 million on the brand, according to The Wrap. Mr. Bell’s bid is worth nearly $25 million more than the amount Mr. Hefner put forward, $5.50 per share.
Mr. Hefner is Read More
This morning, Hugh Hefner put out a bid to buy all shares of Playboy Enterprises Inc. that he doesn’t currently own, an effort to re-privatize his company after 39 years.
Hefner has offered to pay a premium of nearly 40 percent on outstanding shares, a surprising development given that, Read More
Hugh Hefner’s Playboy has acquired the first serial rights to The Original of Laura, the final, unfinished novella of the late Vladmir Nabokov.
For years, Nabokov’s son Dmitri indicated that, per his father’s dying wishes, Laura would never see the light of day. Then last spring he had a change of heart and entrusted Read More
Carmen Electra isn’t threatened by rival Playboy model and ex-Hugh Hefner squeeze Kendra Wilkinson encroaching on her turf.
“I mean, my pole has done so well,” Ms. Electra said.
Earlier this week, the 36-year-old former Baywatch star, ex-Pussycat Dolls dancer and January 2009 cover model Read More
Barack Obama admitted to Men’s Health that he occasionally bums a cigarette on the campaign trail, saying, "I figure, seeing as I’m running for president, I need to cut myself a little slack." [People]
Diddy did not appreciate McCain’s much-noted "that one" remark at Tuesday night’s debate, and he’s posted a Read More