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June 8, 2016 | By Howard Gensler
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.
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December 20, 1999 | by Don Russell, Daily News Staff Writer
Decisions, decisions. . . Let's say you're one of the lucky swells who got an invitation to President Clinton's huge New Year's Eve party at the White House. Let's also say you've had your eye on that hot on-line auction at Playboy.com. The nudie mag is selling off a pair of tix to ring in the new year with Hugh Hefner at the Playboy Mansion in L.A. At last report, the asking price had reached $12,500. Which should you attend? It's a tough call. . . The host White House: Sex-crazed commander-in-chief Playboy Mansion: Sex-crazed editor-in-chief The chicks WH: Hillary, Tipper, Elizabeth Taylor PM: Miss August, Miss April.
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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?"
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June 18, 1991 | BY MICHAEL LACING
Things I'd like to hear but won't: FROM PETE ROSE "Come here kid, I'll sign that for free. " "Damned right I'm excited; today I auction off my prison work shirt. " FROM NASA "Everything's a go. " "On the way back, you guys want to swing over the Playboy Mansion and try out that new zoom lens. " FROM ANY RAP GROUP "What do you say we try learning some instruments?" "I finally got a chance to listen to some of those old Motown records last night, and we might be making some changes . . . you guys ever hear of the word harmony?"
ENTERTAINMENT
December 14, 2001 | By Lloylita Prout FOR THE INQUIRER
Oh archers, the "Roger Culture's Annual Sagittarian Birthday Bashment" is upon us. Held at Upper Deck last year, the commemoration of another year relocates to Gasoline on Saturday. Though the host of "Philly Reggae Vibe" on WPHI-FM (103.9) says he has been throwing the bash for about 10 years, he won't provide more clues about his age. But all of you born between Nov. 22 and Dec. 21 will want to get out for what Culture says "is always a massive event. " Jamming with him this year is his WKDU-FM (91.7)
NEWS
June 15, 2011 | Associated Press
SCRANTON - A businessman who admitted bilking a Pennsylvania county out of hundreds of thousands of dollars testified yesterday that he used some of the money to fund a trip to the Playboy Mansion with a county commissioner who had approved his company's no-bid contract. Marc Boriosi testified that he took former Lackawanna County Commissioner Robert Cordaro and a business partner on the trip to the mansion in the Holmby Hills neighborhood of Los Angeles in June 2004. Cordaro and Lackawanna County Commissioner A.J. Munchak are charged in federal court with bribery and racketeering.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 3, 2012 | Dan Gross
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.
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November 8, 2008 | By Tirdad Derakhshani INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Kendra: First Hef?s, now Hank?s She was once Hugh Hefner's third girlfriend - after Holly Madison and Bridget Marquardt. But soon, Kendra Leigh Wilkinson, 23, will belong to Philly. Well, sort of. The Girls Next Door star is engaged to marry Eagles wide receiver Hank Baskett, says Hef, who adds that he's overjoyed that Hank proposed and Kendra said yes. "I have given her my blessing and will be giving her away at a . . . ceremony at the Playboy Mansion this coming June," Hef says in a statement.
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July 11, 2013 | By Molly Eichel
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.
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January 30, 1989 | Marc Schogol and including reports from Inquirer wire services
LOVE AND MARRIAGE. Only one-third of those who married in the mid-1970s are still happy with their spouses. So says Norval Glenn, a University of Texas sociologist, whose study of declining marital happiness will be published in the National Journal of Sociology in March. Similar studies done in the 1970s showed that 50 percent of people married in the '60s were still together and happy. LAUGH THERAPY. A laugh a day truly might keep the doctor away. Swedish researchers put six women suffering from painful musculoskeletal disorders and feeling depressed through 13 "humor group" sessions featuring jokes, books, films and other material unrelated to their illness.
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June 8, 2016 | By Howard Gensler
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.
NEWS
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?"
NEWS
February 12, 2016 | By Howard Gensler
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.
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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.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 11, 2013 | By Molly Eichel
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.
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May 8, 2013 | By Howard Gensler
"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.
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April 3, 2012 | Dan Gross
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
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...
ENTERTAINMENT
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.
NEWS
June 20, 2011 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
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