June 8, 2016 |
HEY CUPCAKE, in some sort of cosmic joke, the Playboy Mansion has been sold to the private equity firm manager whose fund owns Hostess. And Twinkies. And Ding Dongs. USA Today reports that Daren Metropoulos of Metropoulos & Co., plans to buy the home in Holmby Hills, Los Angeles. The Playboy Mansion was listed at $200 million, but we're guessing that had less to do with the number of bedrooms (12) than who was in them. A final sale price was not disclosed. The Wall Street Journal, which broke the mansion news, reported that Metropoulos is familiar with the mansion as Hef sold him an adjacent house, seven years ago, for $18 million.
June 3, 2016
THIS IS WHAT political professionals call "bad optics. " Clout tipsters informed us Thursday evening that District Attorney Seth Williams had just turned up at a fundraiser at the Waterworks for state Sen. Larry Farnese , who happens to be under federal indictment for allegedly using a $6,000 bribe to sway a 2011 election for Democratic ward leader in Center City. We hear Farnese even gave Williams a shout-out in his remarks. That was nice. Out-of-town readers: We know what you're asking yourselves right now. Something like, "Isn't it unusual for a city's top prosecutor to be attending an indicted politician's fund-raiser?"
February 12, 2016 |
AAT A Berlin Film Festival press conference for his new movie, "Hail, Caesar," George Clooney lost his cool when a reporter questioned his commitment to the refugee crisis affecting Germany and much of Europe. The Hollywood Reporter reported that Clooney, one of the most activist of actors, was understandably miffed. "I spend a lot of time working on these things, and it's an odd thing to have someone stand up and say, 'What do you do?' That's fine, knock yourself out," Clooney said.
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.
July 11, 2013 |
NORTHEAST-born and -bred Val Keil is Playboy 's Miss August. In the July/August issue of the lad mag, Keil poses in old-timey cinematic shots that recall the Golden Age of Hollywood ( sans Hays Code restrictions, of course). "I don't think there's been a centerfold in black-and-white in a long time, so I'm honored to have that," Keil told me, in an unmistakable Philly accent. "It makes me look so glamorous!" Keil, a 2009 graduate of MaST Community Charter School, decided to send her pictures to Playboy on a whim, telling herself she would be a Playmate of the Month or nothing at all. Playboy flew her out to LA, and weeks later she got a call from the mag saying that Hugh Hefner liked her pictures and he wanted her for the August centerfold.
May 8, 2013 |
"GOOD MORNING, Tattle readers. Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to read this first item about Tom Cruise signing on to play Ethan Hunt in a fifth edition of 'Mission: Impossible.' As always, should any member of your Tattle force be caught or killed, the secretary will disavow all knowledge of your actions, but please make sure they transfer their Daily News subscription to a young, living relative. This tape will self-destruct in five seconds. Good luck. " According to the Los Angeles Times , the $700 million worldwide box-office gross of 2011's "Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol" has led to a "Mission" change.
April 3, 2012 |
EAGLE TODD HERREMANS loves golf so much that he traveled to Los Angeles for a tournament. Did we mention it was the Playboy Golf Finals, which kicked off with an opening reception at the Playboy Mansion? Herremans represented the Eagles and competed against Rob Gronkowski of the Patriots, Michael Richardson of the Seahawks, comedian Josh Wolf and some cast members from Bravo's "Shahs of Sunset. " Herremans, who is reportedly dating April 2010 Playmate Amy Leigh Andrews , hung out with Miss May 2007 Shannon James , of Bucks County, who recently split from Phillies outfielder Hunter Pence , and Miss August 2004 Pilar Lastra at the Playboy Golf Finals Pajama and Lingerie Party at the Playboy Mansion.
August 31, 2011
I'M NOT QUITE ready to declare Hugh Hefner the new Betty White, but for an 85-year-old guy who spends most of the day in his PJs, he's having an interesting year: * In January, the Playboy founder took his struggling company private, decades after giving up financial control of the empire that now includes a nearly 60-year-old magazine, Playboy TV and other adult entertainment properties and a licensing division responsible for seeing that...
July 29, 2011
BEVERLY HILLS , CALIF. - We won't see Season 5 of "Mad Men" until next March - production gets underway a week from Monday - but AMC's already ordered Season 6, according to network programming exec Joel Stillerman. Stillerman also confirmed reports that Jon Hamm, who stars as "Mad Men's" Don Draper, will make his directorial debut in the fifth-season premiere. And while he was confirming things, he also noted the departure of executive producer Frank Darabont from "The Walking Dead" and the elevation of one of the show's writers, Glenn Mazzara, to Darabont's role as showrunner.
June 20, 2011 |
British singer Amy Winehouse is canceling part of her European tour after she was booed for her addled behavior during a Saturday concert in Belgrade, Serbia. No show in Istanbul on Monday or in Athens on Wednesday, says publicity company Outside Organization. Whether she will do the rest of the 12-date tour will be "worked out as soon as possible. " Serbian media described the concert before 20,000 fans as a "disaster. " Winehouse, who struggles with drugs and alcohol, was almost an hour late, stumbled onstage, and appeared unable to remember lyrics.