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January 21, 1998 | By W. Speers This story contains material from the Associated Press, Reuters, New York Post, New York Daily News, USA Today and Star
Hugh Hefner and Kimberley Conrad announced yesterday that they'll do a trial separation, citing "differing interests. " In a statement, the couple said they remained close and hoped for a reconciliation. She'll live with their kids, Marston, 7, and Cooper, 6, in a house - purchased last year - adjoining the famed Holmby Hills, Calif., mansion where the Playboy founder will stay. Hefner, 71, wed the 1989 Playmate of the Year 8 1/2 years ago after they moved in together in early 1988.
NEWS
July 22, 2016 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Staff Writer
Hef's wife sans implants Crystal Hefner , the 30-year-old wife of sprightly 90-year-old Playboy founder Hugh Hefner , reveals that she has had her breast implants removed. Installed eight years ago, the bosom enhancers had been "slowly poisoning her" and causing debilitating illnesses, Crystal, a model, singer, and DJ writes on Facebook. For years, she writes, she was bedevilled by aches, bladder pain, and fatigue. She became allergic to certain foods and had thyroid problems.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 15, 2011 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
In a grave insult to all oversexed, smoking-jacket-wearing octogenarians, professional blond Crystal Harris , 25, will not return the $90,000 engagement ring Hugh Hefner gave her, even though she abandoned the 85-year-old pubescent boy days before their scheduled June wedding. Worse, Crystal has put it up for auction. Hugh, a role model to us all, is totally copacetic. "I got the dog, she got the ring," he says. "I got the best of it. "   Robin Gibb in hospital Robin Gibb , 61, was undergoing tests Friday after checking into a hospital in Oxford, England, the night before with abdominal pain.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 3, 1989 | Daily News Wire Services
The bride cried through the ceremony. The bridegroom mopped his brow. But Playboy founder Hugh Hefner, 63, who preached that marriage kills romance, finally broke his vows and wed 26-year-old Playmate of the Year Kimberley Conrad Saturday in front of a wishing well. Watched over by 150 guests, including comedian Bill Cosby, actors Cornel Wilde and Tony Curtis and two Hefner ex-girl friends - Barbi Benton and Shannon Tweed - the man who called himself the "playboy of the western world" walked out on bachelorhood for the second time in his life.
LIVING
February 9, 2000 | By Karen Heller, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
With Viagra, or perhaps without (but spare us the details), comes a whole new census group: the Geezer Dad. Actor James Doohan, a.k.a. Star Trek's Scotty, announced this week that he will become the father of a girl in April, weeks after he turns 80. His wife, Wende, is 43. They have two sons, ages 21 and 23. "I guess he's still beaming it up," his publicist said. Folks, we don't make up this stuff. We just report it. Doohan joins a small but noticeable group of bottle-feeding dads receiving Social Security and Medicare, guys schlepping to the CVS to buy Huggies and Depends, Similac and Ensure, who will struggle with an infant's teething while worrying about losing their own, who can get down on the floor and play with their children but may not be able to get back up. This may be the ultimate comeuppance for the Trophy Wife: A few years into the game, you're changing diapers for two. At age 84 and with his fifth wife (that's a different story)
NEWS
September 3, 2001 | By Douglas J. Keating INQUIRER THEATER CRITIC
There is a cosmic ring to the title This Mansion Is a Hole: Hugh Hefner Throws a Party at the Center of the Universe that has little pertinence to the earthy content and atmosphere of the show itself. This is a piece steeped in sexual eroticism, suggestion and titillation - all that one would expect in something inspired by the founder of Playboy magazine and American high priest of sex. At least that's how Hefner was regarded in the 1960s, and pop culture of that era has been the concern of Whit MacLaughlin, head of the locally based New Paradise Laboratories theater group, in the comic trilogy that he and his company have been presenting at Philadelphia Fringe Festivals.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 11, 2008 | By EMILY GUENDELSBERGER guendee@phillynews.com Daily News wire services contributed to this report
HUGH HEFNER didn't shock the world at all earlier this month when he announced that two of his three girlfriends were moving on to do other things and he would likely be replacing them with a pair of twin sisters, Karissa and Kristina Shannon. That's just how Hef rolls! He founded Playboy! He wears a smoking jacket! He has a grotto! He dates twins sometimes! Unfortunately for Hef, now that his life and loves are documented in the reality show "The Girls Next Door," his pick of girlfriends has become a more public affair, to the point that he maybe should start vetting.
LIVING
November 6, 1999 | By Thomas J. Brady, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The breakup of Howard Stern's 21-year marriage led his arch-nemesis, Kathie Lee Gifford, to send him a sympathetic note. Guess what happened next. "I was laughing as I read it," Stern told his nationally syndicated radio audience on Wednesday. "It's a really, really nice note, very religious, references to the Lord. It's like I'm her . . . test in life. " On Thursday, Stern read the letter on the air. "I was very sorry to hear the news that you and your wife have separated," it read.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 27, 2013 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
East Orange, N.J., native Dionne Warwick , 72, has filed for personal bankruptcy in her home state. The five-time Grammy-winning singer of "Do You Know the Way to San Jose" lists total assets of $25,500 and total liabilities of more than $10.7 million, nearly all tax claims by the Internal Revenue Service and the State of California, according to the filing obtained by Reuters. Warwick says she has a monthly income of $20,950 and expenses of $20,940. Warwick's rep, Kevin Sasaki , says Warwick was forced to file due to "negligent and gross financial mismanagement" in the late '80s and '90s.
NEWS
June 13, 1986
The June 9 article regarding adult magazines raises some interesting points. Hugh Hefner and Larry Flynt decry the removal of their magazines from 7-Eleven stores and others as a violation of First Amendment rights and liken it to Hitler's book-burning. Incredible hyperbole. The Constitution never guaranteed a publisher the right to force a merchant to carry his printed material, nor does the Constitution insist that consumers buy from vendors who offend their sense of morality.
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NEWS
July 22, 2016 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Staff Writer
Hef's wife sans implants Crystal Hefner , the 30-year-old wife of sprightly 90-year-old Playboy founder Hugh Hefner , reveals that she has had her breast implants removed. Installed eight years ago, the bosom enhancers had been "slowly poisoning her" and causing debilitating illnesses, Crystal, a model, singer, and DJ writes on Facebook. For years, she writes, she was bedevilled by aches, bladder pain, and fatigue. She became allergic to certain foods and had thyroid problems.
NEWS
October 19, 2015 | By Molly Eichel, Inquirer Staff Writer
Playboy announced Tuesday that it would stop publishing nude photos of women in its pages. And all your Facebook friends proceeded to make the same joke about how now they have to read it for the articles. The reason had to do with branding. Playboy execs figured out they could still make money off the bunny ears even if the bunny happened to be scantily clad instead of totally nude - perhaps even more money, given that they saw traffic to their website increase after nudity was eliminated last year.
NEWS
October 15, 2015 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
Playboy has decided to stop being Playboy. The men's magazine founded 62 years ago by Hugh Hefner has announced that beginning with its March 2016 issue, it no longer will publish photos or cartoons of fully nude women. Playboy CEO Scott Flanders told the New York Times the ready availability of free pornography on the Web had made the magazine's erotic content passé. Playboy, which has a long tradition of publishing literary fiction, celebrity interviews, and high-quality journalism, will retool itself as a men's magazine for the 18-to-30 age market, a niche dominated by so-called lad's mags such as FHM and Maxim.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 15, 2015 | By Steven Rea, Inquirer Movie Critic
One of the bigger surprises in Best of Enemies , the lively documentary about William F. Buckley Jr. and Gore Vidal's debates-turned-death-matches during ABC News' coverage of the 1968 Republican and Democratic Conventions, is that the network promoted the two pundits as intellectuals . All brains, no brawn. Can you imagine news shows today trumpeting their guest commentators as erudite eggheads? That's a selling point? Roger Ailes would fire his Fox News marketing team on the spot.
NEWS
June 12, 2015 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
McCarthy: Normal clothes Fancy that! A clothing line for women who aren't size zero! That'd be Spy star Melissa McCarthy 's Seven7 line set to launch in August. Available at Lane Bryant and Macy's, plus on HSN and the actor's website, the outfits range from sizes 4 to 28. "I started this line because I wanted to know: 'Where are the normal clothes?' " McCarthy, 44, tells People. "This really is a selfish venture. I wanted to build a better closet for myself. " McCarthy, who has two kids with actor hub Ben Falcone , says the stuff she'll be selling is real.
NEWS
November 30, 2014 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
Stop revealing things!!! We didn't want or need to know this, and now that we do, we wish we could un-know it. Kendra Wilkinson , former Eagles website blogger, and spouse of former Eagle Hank Baskett , dishes TMI to the Daily Mirror about her days at Hugh Hefner 's Playboy mansion in Hollyvoid. She confirms what we were afraid to know. She now says she didn't like it and was "usually drunk. " When she first moved in (2004), she was 18 and he was 78. Such degradation ensued that she instantly moved out five years later.
NEWS
August 27, 2014 | By Kevin Riordan, Inquirer Columnist
BALTIMORE - Now in their 50s and 60s, 123 former Playboy bunnies - including veterans of the company's long-ago Atlantic City casino - still know how to make an entrance, work a room, and paint the town. "Being a bunny was like going to a party every day," explains Sandy Collison, 63, of Southampton, Burlington County. No one around the table disagrees. "When you put that costume on, you felt like a million dollars," says Ellie Dellorco-Lyman, 57, of Williamstown, who served cocktails in Hef's Lounge at the Atlantic City Playboy in 1981.
NEWS
May 17, 2013 | The Inquirer Staff
Looks like Colombian chanteuse Shakira will be leaving NBC's The Voice . Hints as light as grand pianos have been falling from her and from various network reps. She finally confirmed it yesterday, citing her musical career and the stresses on her baby, Milan , born to her and her bf, footballer Gerard Piqué , in January. Christina Aguilera will take that reported $12 million to $17 million (!!), thanks, and step in for Shakira for Season 5 in September - and possibly Cee Lo Green , replacing Usher ?
ENTERTAINMENT
March 28, 2013 | By Molly Eichel
FANS OF A LADY looking for love on television and oft-shirtless, blandly attractive men: Get thyselves to Atlantic City. "The Bachelorette," now in its ninth season, is filming in A.C. all week. Desiree Hartsock , who was rejected by Sean Lowe on the last season of "The Bachelor," now has the upper hand in the war of the roses. My spies gave me the scoop on where they're all heading. The cast started shooting Monday and is staying at Revel, the fancy-schmancy casino that recently filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 27, 2013 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
East Orange, N.J., native Dionne Warwick , 72, has filed for personal bankruptcy in her home state. The five-time Grammy-winning singer of "Do You Know the Way to San Jose" lists total assets of $25,500 and total liabilities of more than $10.7 million, nearly all tax claims by the Internal Revenue Service and the State of California, according to the filing obtained by Reuters. Warwick says she has a monthly income of $20,950 and expenses of $20,940. Warwick's rep, Kevin Sasaki , says Warwick was forced to file due to "negligent and gross financial mismanagement" in the late '80s and '90s.
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