Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio has “cleared the air” with Police Commissioner Ray Kelly after Playboy published an interview in which the city’s top cop agreed with the suggestion that the Democratic mayoral contenders were “full of shit.”
Mr. de Blasio, who was one of those Democratic candidates, said today the two had spoken yesterday and were “moving forward,” despite the harsh words.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg this morning defended Police Commissioner Ray Kelly’s legacy, following a stunning interview with Playboy magazine in which the city’s top cop reportedly slams this year’s crop of Democratic mayoral contenders for pandering and agrees with his interviewer that the were “full of shit.”
“I’d have a smile on my face if I were him,” said Mr. Bloomberg, speaking this morning on his weekly radio show with WOR’s John Gambling.
Cannes has selected Marilyn Monroe as the official “icon” of its upcoming 65th Festival–the bombshell is to be featured in advertising for the fest. In a statement printed on Deadline, the French cinephiles noted: ““Fifty years after her death, Marilyn is still a major figure in world cinema, an eternal icon, whose grace, Read More
celebrities and drugs
It would be hypocritical for us to wag a finger at David Cross for divulging to Playboy that he had snorted “a granule” of cocaine during the White House Correspondents’ Dinner in 2009, because who hasn’t just fallen face-first into mind-altering substances during a celebrity-filled function before? It happens!
However, we do take issue with how self-righteous Mr. Cross–last seen slamming a producer for being the human embodiment of a negative Jewish stereotype–gets whenever talking about politics or narcotics. Combine the two, and it’s almost like listening to the Bizarro Glenn Beck.
Due to “high demand” (as evidenced by last week’s leak), Playboy has published its Lindsay Lohan pictorial and profile ahead of schedule, the company announced over the weekend.
The digital edition is available now at i.Playboy.com, and the print version will be on newsstands Friday.
It wouldn’t be another glorious fall week in New York if there weren’t more celebrities down at Zuccotti Park. Unfortunately, Kanye has not made a return visit, but Alec Baldwin did put his hours in, as did Meghan McCain, who voiced approval for the message of the 99 percent in her recent Daily Beast column. Ms. McCain’s biggest issue with the protests? Pot smoke and a guy wearing a tinfoil cape. Mr. Baldwin? Hippies pressuring him to admit he’s a libertarian.
Ever since Hugh Heffner’s Playboy bunnies hopped out of the Crown Building, our beautiful people sightings have been way down.
Rejoice! Because the wheezing publishing giant is subleasing its former digs to ICM Entertainment, the talent agency to just about every star in the universe, including John Hamm, Beyonce, Thomas Friedman, Tennessee Williams (formerly) and The Shins. Read More
Titillating though a good-mouse-gone-bad may be, there is no Disney-Playboy cross-promotion at hand in the magazine’s Tron-inspired video.
“It’s an independent homage to Tron,” Playboy chief content officer Jimmy Jellinek told the Observer. “We’re tapping into a cultural phenomenon in our style.” He confirmed that they haven’t heard from Disney on the topic. 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
Looking for a classy place to spend a boys’ night out this weekend?
Playboy hopes you’ll turn to their new geo-local app, Scout, for suggestions.
As Kara Swisher notes, this is an attempt by the ailing media company to break into the digital world.
Like Foursquare, Scout uses GPS to make recommendations to Read More