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.
June 15, 2011 |
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.
May 12, 2011 |
The Fiesta Bowl will be allowed to remain part of the Bowl Championship Series, though it must pay a $1 million fine for apparent illegal campaign contributions and inappropriate spending. The BCS presidential oversight committee, which made the decision yesterday, also attached several other conditions as it let the Fiesta Bowl remain part of the system for deciding college football's national champion. They included steps to strengthen the Fiesta Bowl's board along with greater supervision of executives to make sure the problems are not repeated.
March 2, 2011 |
All sorts of neat awards are here! President Obama will confer them Wednesday at the White House. National Medal of Arts? Come on up, poet god Donald Hall and sculptor Mark di Suvero ! You there, Meryl Streep , Van Cliburn , Quincy Jones , Sonny Rollins , and James Taylor ! Hey, Harper Lee ( To Kill a Mockingbird )! National Humanities Medals, anyone? How's about you, authors Philip Roth and Joyce Carol Oates ? And you, wonderful poet/conservationist Wendell E. Berry ?
November 8, 2008 |
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.