October 19, 2015 |
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.
October 15, 2015 |
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.
August 15, 2015 |
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.
June 12, 2015 |
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.
November 30, 2014 |
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.
August 27, 2014 |
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.
May 17, 2013 |
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 ?
March 28, 2013 |
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.
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.
December 4, 2012 |
Hugh Hefner is getting married again - to the same runaway bride who left him five days before the altar the last time. TMZ.com reports that Hef, 86, is engaged for the second time to Crystal Harris , 26, and the pair will wed at the Playboy Mansion in California on New Year's Eve. What's a 60-year age difference when it's true love? TMZ sources say the couple has worked out the problems that nixed their first attempt at a wedding and they couldn't be happier. But that 60-year age difference?