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It's more about an outdated fantasy lifestyle, writes essayist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

Hefner Marries 26-Year-Old

He makes it official with Crystal Harris

(Newser) - Hugh Hefner is now a groom three times over. The 86-year-old tied the knot with Crystal Harris at the Playboy Mansion yesterday. Harris, you'll recall , is not just 60 years younger than Hef; she's also the one who jilted him 18 months ago. TMZ reports that last night'... More »

9 Celebs Playboy Rejected

Sorry, Courtney Stodden...

(Newser) - Difficult as this may be to believe, Playboy is apparently not as entranced by newly-legal child bride Courtney Stodden as her 52-year-old hubby is: Stodden has been lobbying for a spread now that she's 18, but the magazine reportedly rejected her because she's been overly "enhanced."... More »

Bollywood Star Is First Indian Woman in Playboy

Sherlyn Chopra's spread controversial in her home country

(Newser) - The good news: Sherlyn Chopra has made history as the first Indian woman to appear in Playboy. The bad news: Playboy is banned in her country, where many aren't exactly thrilled about her appearance anyway, the New York Daily News reports. "Isn’t it an irony that on... More »

Jenny McCarthy Does 7th Naked Playboy Spread

Goes nude on latest cover

(Newser) - Jenny McCarthy has taken it all off for Playboy once again, appearing naked on the cover of the July/August issue just months before turning 40. "I'm really proud of it," she tells People . "The pictures are really gorgeous and classy. They could be out of W... More »

Cruise Rehashes PR Misfires, Gushes About Katie

Also talks Scientology in 'Playboy' interview

(Newser) - Tom Cruise promotes his upcoming musical Rock of Ages in the latest issue of Playboy , but not surprisingly, the movie talk isn’t getting quite as much attention as the quotes about Cruise’s personal life. Some highlights:
  • On plastic surgery: "I haven't [gotten any], and I never
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