October 26, 1987 |
The latest suds from the PTL soap opera will hit newsstands tomorrow as a fully clothed Jessica Hahn tells readers of the December issue of Playboy that Jim Bakker caused his own downfall. In the November Playboy, Hahn's account of the PTL scandal and her 1980 sexual encounter with Bakker gave the magazine one of the best-selling issues in its history. Sales were boosted by a semi-nude photo layout of Hahn that accompanied the article and a by nationwide publicity tour. In the December issue, wearing clothes, the one-time church secretary says evangelist Bakker phoned her only a few days after taking away her virginity and asked that she not tell anyone.
August 28, 1998 |
Cindy Crawford, who first bared it for Playboy 10 years ago, is back for seconds in the October issue, which spreads her across 14 nothing-left-to-the-imagination pages. One of the most successful clothed models of the last dozen years admits she took heat from some about the encore, but doesn't number husband of two months Rande Gerber among them. "My agent, among other people, said, 'You shouldn't do Playboy again because people are just starting to take you seriously,' " the model said.
October 26, 1987 |
The latest suds from the PTL soap opera will hit newsstands tomorrow as a fully clothed Jessica Hahn tells December issue readers of Playboy that Jim Bakker caused his own downfall. In the November Playboy, Hahn's account of the PTL scandal and her 1980 sexual encounter with Bakker gave the magazine one of the best selling issues in its history. Sales were boosted by a semi-nude photo layout of Hahn that accompanied the article and a nationwide publicity tour by her. In the December issue, wearing clothes, the one-time church secretary says evangelist Bakker phoned her only a few days after taking away her virginity and asked that she not tell anyone.
December 21, 2011 |
It's hard to imagine there's anyone left around the world who doesn't know about Lindsay Lohan's nude pictorial in Playboy: News agencies from China to Russia, from Brazil to Lebanon - even the United Arab Emirates - are following the onetime child star's latest stunt. A lot of people are taking a peek. Playboy founder Hugh Hefner indicates on Twitter that the naked Lindsay issue "is breaking sales records. " Lohan, 25, whose public image has taken more than a few body blows over the last four years - including numerous arrests for drunken driving and even theft, stints in rehab, and two separate jail sentences - must be ecstatic.
September 29, 2003 |
IT'S NOT the nudity that has Daryl Hannah upset about her upcoming photo layout in Playboy. It's the fine print. The actress says her appearance in the November issue is "in contention" because the magazine may not have honored her contractual right to sign off on the final photo spread. "I'm supposed to have 100 percent approval, and there might be issues with that," Hannah told Tattle's Laura Randall. It's the first time Hannah, 42, has posed for Playboy, although she swears she didn't take off all her clothes for the magazine.
March 5, 2006 |
Playboy has responded to the demands of an irate Jessica Alba that it pull its March issue, which depicts a bikini-clad Alba on the cover. Alba, 24, who is threatening a lawsuit, says Hugh Hefner's flagship has violated her rights and is misleading readers into believing the mag contains a nude pictorial of the actress. (It does not.) She wants compensation for damage done to her image. (Image? No offense, but maybe she ought be paying them for the image upgrade.) "Playboy has done nothing wrong, so there is no reason to pull our issue off of newsstands," a Playboy rep said.
March 17, 1995 |
This is not as glamorous as you'd think. You'd expect, maybe, low lights and soft music, silk screens, and sleazy photographers sweet-talking would-be models right out of their sorority sweatshirts - the better to display themselves for inclusion in Playboy magazine's forthcoming spread on Women of the Ivy League. Instead, you get this: a trickle of well-spoken young women, most of whom stay fully clothed for their test shots. You get David Chan, a Playboy veteran of 26 years whose sweet talk is strictly professional and who takes a more paternal than predatory interest in his subjects.
September 18, 1990 |
You wouldn't have thought it possible - what with Doctor Ruth, Oprah, Playboy and Cosmo relying on little else to keep us tuned - but it seems that we don't know a lot that we ought to know about sex. The latest report from the Kinsey Institute for Research into Sex, Gender and Reproduction suggests a startling ignorance of the facts of life among Americans. Kinsey, you'll remember, was the one who 40 years ago undermined the macho image of American marriage by reporting that 4 in 10 wives were unfaithful and half were not virgins at the altar.
August 10, 2004 |
Terrell Owens gives some fascinating and potentially inflammatory answers to questions posed by Playboy in the September issue of the men's magazine that will hit newsstands Friday. The most controversial answer from the Eagles' newest receiver was about Jeff Garcia, his former teammate and quarterback with the San Francisco 49ers. Owens was critical of Garcia's ability before and after he left the 49ers, but Playboy's question was not about the quarterback's on-field performance.
June 25, 2007
Stu Bykofsky picked the wrong example to prove his point about Jeffrey Marsalis. To ask Harry Jay Katz for an explanation of what constitutes a "real" playboy is not good. So it's OK to use a line and "loosen her up with liquor," he says. But don't use "chemicals" - "it breaks the playboy code. " Interesting what Harry thinks is fair in love. Anyway, Marsalis is much better-looking. Ed Galing, Hatboro Tony vs. 'The FBI' Op-ed writer Ann Rosen Spector thinks "The Sopranos" was the best television series ever?