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LiLo as Playboy Cover Model: Fierce or Flop?

Mag hit shelves Friday, and everyone reporting something different
By Mark Russell,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 19, 2011 8:09 AM CST
Lindsay Lohan Playboy Issue - Hugh Hefner Says It's Setting Records, but Not Everyone Agrees
In this cover image released by Playboy Enterprises, Inc., actress Lindsay Lohan is shown on the cover of the January/February 2012 issue of "Playboy".   (AP Photo/Playboy Enterprises, Inc.)

(Newser) – Maybe Lindsay Lohan getting close to $1 million to pose in Playboy will turn out to be a good deal for both parties. Hugh Hefner claims, rather tepidly on Twitter, that the Lohan issue is going wild, reports CNN. "The Lindsay Lohan January-February Double Issue is breaking sales records," Hefner tweeted yesterday. Still, CNN called a dozen newsstands around the United States and only one said it was sold out of the issue, which hit shelves on Friday, with more copies to arrive today.

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Perhaps the tweet was a reaction to this Fox News story, which reported that interest seemed low: Its own review of newsstands, on Friday, found plenty copies of the Lohan issue. “No one has bought it,” was what Fox was told over and over, it reports. Of course, TMZ counters that Playboy's online subscriptions are up, and that the mag is, indeed, selling out. Stay tuned. (Read more Playboy stories.)

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