January 21, 1998 |
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.
July 22, 2016 |
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.
October 15, 2011 |
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.
July 3, 1989 |
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.
February 9, 2000 |
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)
September 3, 2001 |
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.
October 11, 2008 |
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.
November 6, 1999 |
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.
March 27, 2013 |
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.
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.