Sideshow: Lindsay: Gone nudie for Playboy?

Lindsay Lohan. TMZ says she got $1 million to pose for Playboy.
Lindsay Lohan. TMZ says she got $1 million to pose for Playboy. (EVAN AGOSTINI / Associated Press)
Posted: October 26, 2011

Say you're a celeb with serious legal and image issues. Say the world thought you were too wild and reckless (allegedly), too fond of sex and drugs, and generally had become a sleazy tabloid joke. Let's not be coy - say you're Lindsay Lohan. How would you get a PR makeover?

Undress for Playboy, of course!

TMZ says LiLo, 25, who may be headed back to jail next month, pocketed $1 mil to ditch her clothes (and principles?) for Hugh Hefner's fine glossy. (Reportedly she was insulted at the mag's first offer of $750,000.)

"The photo shoot went well," LiLo's mum, Dina, tells X17online.

LiLo's rep has refused to comment.

Tabloid report du jour

Us Weekly says that while Ashton Kutcher's adulterous orgy "may be eating away at Demi Moore," the 48-year-old actress paid him a visit on the set of Two and a Half Men. Anonymous Insider says Ash "put his arm around Demi and they acted like a couple. . . . Everything seemed normal."

Quote du jour

"You'll never see me in a nude scene," a 19-year-old Lindsay Lohan told Access Hollywood in '05. 

Arrest du jour

Playboy sensation Lindsay Lohan's da, Michael Lohan, 51, stayed in a Tampa, Fla., jail overnight after being arrested Monday for allegedly assaulting his beloved, tabloid journo Kate Major, TMZ reports.

The dancing boot

Chaz Bono got his walking papers on Tuesday's Dancing With the Stars. The transgender activist said he went on the ABC hit "to show America a different kind of man."  Six celebrities remain in contention.

Tidbits 'n' pieces

Frank Darabont's zombie soap opera masterpiece, The Walking Dead, has been renewed by AMC for a third season. . . . USA Today says ratings for this fall's first three episodes of Fox's Glee are down 21 percent. Does this mean they'll stop warbling soon? We live in hope. . . . Good Will Hunting heroes Ben Affleck and Matt Damon are reuniting on a film set - after an unendurable, torturous break - to film a biopic about Boston gangster Whitey Bulger, says Deadline.com. . . . Scotland Yard says it mailed Amy Winehouse inquest materials not to her family but to some random dude: It mixed up the address.

Jennifer Aniston: Rumor control

"Rumor No. 1. I am not planning to get married any time soon," Jennifer Aniston tells Hello! mag. "I've been married once and I don't know if I'll get married again. . . . Got that?"

Adds Brad Pitt's ex, who is dating writer-actor-director-studly-dude Justin Theroux: "And Rumor No. 2, no, we're not pregnant. It's just I quit smoking, so I've gained a couple of pounds." Concludes Jen: "All it takes to get the truth is to ask me!"

He's dead. But he's rich, too!

In its morbid-est celeb list of all - the rich 'n' the dead - Forbes says the late lamented Michael Jackson is the top-earning dead celeb, or "deleb." His estate earned $170 mil in the last year. Elvis Presley is in second place with $55 mil.     

Bollywood on Broad Street

Anupam Kher, star of about 400 Bollywood films, is in town to appear with Robert De Niro and Bradley Cooper in a David O. Russell flick-in-production, The Silver Linings Playbook.

Kher stopped for brunch, unannounced, at the new Avenue of the Arts restaurant Tashan on Sunday, and visited with owner Munish Narula and his family. He showed up again Monday, this time for dinner.

- Michael Klein

Justin T. = Rambo?

Justin Timberlake showed he had some fine dramatic chops in David Fincher's The Social Network, but do you buy him as an action hero?

Justin sure doesn't. The singer stars in the sci-fi actioner In Time, which has him do a whole James Bond thing in a tuxedo, slaughtering a whole bunch of foes with guns.

"This action-hero thing, I don't know if I'm buying it," JT tells USA today. "This is not John Rambo."

First Beck, now Buchanan?

Activist org Color of Change, which launched the ad boycott that drove Glenn Beck out of Fox News, wants MSNBC to dump conservative pundit Pat Buchanan, says Gawker.com. The org is angry that the former White House hopeful guested on syndicated radio show The Political Cesspool, which the org says represents a white supremacist ideology. The radio show's website says, "We represent a philosophy that is pro-White and are against political centralization." Show host James Edwards has written on his blog that "interracial sex is white genocide." MSNBC has yet to comment.


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