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Report: Trump Had an Affair With Former Playboy Playmate

And the 'National Enquirer' allegedly paid $150K to keep it quiet

(Newser) - The National Enquirer paid $150,000 to keep a former Playboy model's 10-month affair with Donald Trump out of the news, the Wall Street Journal reports. Sources tell the Journal that Trump, while married to Melania, had an affair with Karen McDougal, 1998 Playmate of the Year, in 2006... More »

Playboy Model Faces Jail Over Body-Shaming Snapchat Pic

LA prosecutors charge her with invasion of privacy

(Newser) - Los Angeles prosecutors have charged a Playboy model with invasion of privacy for taking a photo of a naked woman in a gym locker room and posting it to social media, the AP reports. The Snapchat post included an insulting comment about the woman's body. The city attorney's... More »

Police Track Down Woman Body-Shamed by Model

70-something victim reportedly wants legal justice for Dani Mathers' photo

(Newser) - A woman who was body-shamed by Playboy model Dani Mathers at an LA Fitness gym has been found—and Mathers may be facing jail time for her actions, TMZ reports. The celebrity site says the LAPD located the woman, said to be in her 70s, and she's willing to... More »

Playboy Model Investigated, Banned Over Body-Shaming

Dani Mathers took a photo of a naked woman in a locker room and posted it online

(Newser) - Let this be a lesson to body-shamers everywhere. The Playboy model who took a photo of a naked woman in an LA Fitness locker room then posted it to Snapchat with the message "If I can't unsee this then you can't either" is facing a whole host... More »

This Playboy Model Just Did a Really Ugly Thing

Dani Mathers posted a photo of a nude woman at the gym

(Newser) - Dani Mathers says she became a Playboy model because she loves the female body. She had a funny way of showing it Thursday when she posted a photo to Snapchat of a nude woman in a locker room at an LA Fitness in Los Angeles, with the caption, "If... More »

1990 Trump Interview Is 'Remarkably Prophetic'

'Sucker-punch' and 'jerk-off' presidents figure prominently in Trump's 1990 chat with 'Playboy'

(Newser) - For those who say Donald Trump flip-flops on the issues, a "remarkably prophetic" interview he gave to Playboy in 1990 will prove either reassuring or frightening. The New York Times sifted through some of the 26-year-old quotes and compared them to things the GOP front-runner has said in 2016.... More »

All of Playboy May Soon Be for Sale

'Eyebrow-raising' company's expected asking price: $500M

(Newser) - The Easter Bunny gets top billing this weekend, but other famous bunnies are also making headlines with news of a possible big transaction. The Wall Street Journal reports Playboy Enterprises Inc. is in the exploratory stages of a sale, per sources familiar with the situation, with investment bank Moelis &... More »

Daniel Radcliffe: Here's the Worst Thing About Being Short

'Harry Potter' star talks to 'Playboy'

(Newser) - Daniel Radcliffe talks Harry Potter, being short, and some slightly less-SFW topics in an endlessly entertaining Playboy interview. Our favorite quotes:
  • On whether being short limits his roles: "'Can you play a really f---ing tall person?' No, obviously not. Can I play a black guy? For similar reasons,
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Shel Silverstein Was Hugh Hefner's Sidekick

His first real job? 'Playboy' magazine cartoonist

(Newser) - Shel Silverstein was kicked out of one college and dropped out of another, and he described those days gloomily: "I didn't get laid much. I didn't learn much. Those are the two worst things that can happen to a guy." His trouble with the ladies didn'... More »

Online Porn Isn't Behind Playboy's Troubles

It's more about an outdated fantasy lifestyle, writes essayist

(Newser) - In announcing that it would no longer run nude photos in print or online, Playboy explained that the pervasiveness of online porn forced its hand. But at the New Republic , Jeet Heer makes the case that more is at play here regarding that remarkable decision—perhaps the end of an... More »

No More Nude Photos at Playboy Magazine

They're going to stop competing with the Internet

(Newser) - Playboy magazine has decided it no longer makes sense to try to compete with an Internet full of photos of naked women. The 62-year-old magazine is undergoing a major revamp and will dispense with nude photos when it relaunches in March, the New York Times reports. "You're now... More »

Holly Madison: Hef Was Abusive

Former Playboy Bunny bashes her once-lover in new book

(Newser) - Holly Madison insists that she doesn't like talking about living at the Playboy mansion and dating Hugh Hefner, but believes "it's important to tell the truth of my story." The 35-year-old former Playboy Bunny writes about life before, during, and after the mansion in her new... More »

Playboy Model Marries Playboy, 81

Richard Lugner, Cathy Schmitz wed in Austria

(Newser) - Austrian billionaire Richard Lugner, best known for being a playboy who takes expensive dates to the Vienna Opera Ball each year , just married ... a Playboy model. Cathy Schmitz, a 24-year-old German model, married the 81-year-old Lugner Saturday at Schönbrunn Palace, which the Telegraph describes as "a 1,441-room... More »

Model Suing Playboy Over Golf-Ball Stunt

She put a golf ball between her buttocks, things went awry

(Newser) - A model agreed to pose with a golf ball between her buttocks at a Playboy event, and, shockingly, it did not end well. Now Liz Dickson is suing Playboy and a radio host over the stunt, CBS Los Angeles reports. Dickson says she was at the Playboy Golf Finals in... More »

Playboy Must Pay $6M to Fired Whistleblower

Thought to be the largest whistleblower payout under 2002 law

(Newser) - A former controller at Playboy Enterprises who was fired in 2012 may have just won the largest payout ever under a 2002 law that protects whistleblowers. Playboy has been ordered to pay Catherine Zulfer $6 million for her wrongful termination, Reuters reports. Zulfer says in 2010 she refused to accrue... More »

Texas Town Wins Battle Over Huge Playboy Bunny

Roadside display will be dismantled, taken to museum instead

(Newser) - A 40-foot high Playboy bunny logo that had upset some West Texas residents will be removed from its roadside display and hauled to a Dallas museum. The neon bunny—part of the "Playboy Marfa" sculpture by New York contemporary artist Richard Phillips—will be dismantled this month and taken... More »

10 Celebs Playboy Didn't Want

Even Hef's own girlfriend got rejected

(Newser) - It must be pretty embarrassing to find yourself rejected by Playboy, but that's just what happened to these 10 celebrities rounded up by Fox News :
  • Farrah Abraham: The Teen Mom star has been the source of many unspeakable headlines thanks to her recent sex tape, but multiple requests to
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Kate Moss Marks 40 With Nude Playboy Cover

Issue out in January

(Newser) - Kate Moss is celebrating her 40th birthday (yes, she's turning 40; go ahead and bemoan your lost youth now) the only way one could really expect: by appearing nude on the cover of Playboy. She's already completed the photo shoot, which will run in the January issue, the... More »

Playboy Launches First Hebrew Edition

Now Israelis can read it for the articles

(Newser) - Israelis can now read Playboy 'for the articles' with the launch of the magazine's first Hebrew-language edition. Playboy has been widely available in Israel for years but this marks the first local edition of the magazine. It features Israeli models and articles by Israeli writers. Owner and publisher... More »

Inside Hugh Hefner's Prenup

You thought he'd marry 26-year-old Crystal Harris without one?

(Newser) - If you had some romantic notion that Hugh Hefner, 86, and Crystal Harris, 26, are so in love that they tied the knot sans prenup, think again. They signed one three weeks ago, a source tells Radar . The agreement protects Hef's assets from Playboy, and requires Harris to leave... More »

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