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In 1st Issue Since Hefner's Death, Another Playboy 1st

French model Ines Rau is the magazine's 1st transgender playmate

(Newser) - The November issue of Playboy will be the first published since Hugh Hefner's death in September, but it's getting attention for an entirely different first: the magazine's first transgender playmate, USA Today reports. Ines Rau, 26, will appear nude as the November issue's centerfold. The French... More »

Hugh Hefner's Cause of Death Revealed

E. coli infection, blood infection contributed to his death from cardiac arrest

(Newser) - Hugh Hefner's death certificate from the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, obtained by the Blast , reveals his official cause of death: The Playboy founder contracted the blood infection septicemia and a form of E. coli that was "highly resistant to antibiotics," and he ultimately died... More »

Hugh Hefner Was a 'Disgusting Old Sleaze'

Columnist argues that we shouldn't be remembering him as a 'liberator of women'

(Newser) - Now that Hugh Hefner is gone, he's being remembered as "some kind of liberator of women," writes Suzanne Moore in the Guardian . But Moore—whom Hef once threatened to sue after she called him a pimp—says the Playboy founder sold a "fantasy of freedom" for... More »

Hugh Hefner Spent $75K to Be Buried Next to Marilyn Monroe

He bought the crypt next to hers in 1992

(Newser) - Marilyn Monroe was there when Hugh Hefner started Playboy—appearing on the cover of the first issue in 1953*—and will apparently be joined to Hefner permanently in the afterlife. TMZ reports Hefner, who died Wednesday at the age of 91, will be buried in a crypt immediately to the... More »

Hefner's Genius: Realizing America Was Ready for Him

He was the first publisher to truly capitalize on changing social norms

(Newser) - A sampling of the coverage and tributes to Hugh Hefner in the wake of the death of the 91-year-old founder of Playboy:
  • Perfect timing: "Hefner the man and Playboy the brand were inseparable. Both advertised themselves as emblems of the sexual revolution, an escape from American priggishness and wider
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Playboy Model's Hail Mary Doesn't Work

Dani Mathers will head to trial at the end of May

(Newser) - "The court finds the statute is constitutional and not void for vagueness." And with that, Judge Gustavo Sztraicher closed the door on Playboy Playmate Dani Mathers' bid to get out of a trial in her body-shaming photo case. The 30-year-old pleaded not guilty in November after being charged... More »

Playboy Model's Photo Has the Maori Fuming

It's 'inappropriate' to pose nude on sacred Mount Taranaki, tribe says

(Newser) - Imagine someone parading naked on the grave of your relative. That's what the Maori of New Zealand accuse a Playboy model of doing atop Mount Taranaki, a volcano that the Maori consider an ancestor. New Zealand native Jaylene Cook, 25—who appeared in Playboy Mexico in January—climbed the... More »

Playboy Brings Nudity Back

It was 'a mistake' to remove it entirely, says Cooper Hefner

(Newser) - Well, that didn't last long: One year after it banished naked photos from its pages, nudity is back at Playboy magazine. The magazine had instituted its no-nudes policy, starting with the March 2016 issue, in an effort to ramp up circulation and get more mainstream advertisers to buy in,... More »

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 »

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