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Playboy Features Its First Princess on the Cover
Princess Poses for Playboy:
'Every Woman Is Beautiful'
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Princess Poses for Playboy: 'Every Woman Is Beautiful'

Saxony's Xenia Florence Gabriela Sophie Iris is first aristocrat to feature on magazine's cover

(Newser) - The March issue of Germany's Playboy is out, and its cover model proves that even royals can get ribald. Page Six reports that gracing the cover, and the magazine's inside pages, is Xenia Florence Gabriela Sophie Iris, the princess of Saxony and great-great-great-granddaughter of Frederick Augustus III, the...

Hugh Hefner's Widow: 'I Must've Been Brainwashed'

Crystal Hefner talks to 'NYT' ahead of new memoir, in which she notes she wasn't 'in love' with Hef

(Newser) - Crystal Hefner, widow of the late Playboy founder Hugh Hefner, has a memoir coming out Tuesday on life in the Playboy Mansion—but don't expect it to be any kind of rose-tinted hagiography. The title of the 37-year-old former Playmate's book, Only Say Good Things: Surviving Playboy and ...

Playboy 'Strongly Supports' Hugh Hefner Accusers
Secrets of Playboy's
Hugh Hefner
Are Graphic
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Secrets of Playboy's Hugh Hefner Allegations Are Graphic

And Playboy 'strongly supports' all the accusers

(Newser) - A new 10-part docuseries paints Hugh Hefner as a rapist who drugged women at his Playboy mansion—and Playboy says it supports those accusing Hef of sexual misconduct. "We trust and validate women and their stories, and we strongly support the individuals who have come forward to share their...

Dolly Parton Gives Husband, Everyone Else a Great Gift

The singer-actress-philanthropist-legend dressed up like a Playboy bunny at 75

(Newser) - Dolly Parton never disappoints. Neither does her Twitter feed. The singer—who once said she is never offended by dumb blonde jokes because she knows she’s not dumb and she knows she’s not blonde, and once tweeted that she’d never fun for president because "there are...

Coronavirus May Have Killed Playboy Magazine

Spring 2020 issue will be last of the year, possibly forever

(Newser) - It may not be the first casualty that comes to mind in regard to the coronavirus outbreak, but the Spring 2020 issue of Playboy magazine about to hit the stands will be the last one of the year—and maybe ever. Playboy Enterprises CEO Ben Kohn made the surprise announcement...

After 42 Years, Dolly Parton Wants to Recreate Playboy Cover

'Boobs are still the same'

(Newser) - Dolly Parton turned 74 in January but she's not showing many signs of slowing down. The country legend tells 60 Minutes Australia that she not only plans to stay in the music business, she hopes to recreate her 1978 Playboy cover appearance when she turns 75. "I don’...

FBI Releases Hugh Hefner File
FBI Releases 
Hugh Hefner's File

FBI Releases Hugh Hefner's File

He was 'too clever' to violate federal laws

(Newser) - The FBI has released its 58-page file on Hugh Hefner—which starts with a 1955 news clipping describing Playboy as an "oversexed young version" of Esquire, Hefner's former employer. The heavily redacted file, which can be seen in full here , reveals that the agency interviewed Hefner several times...

Survivor and WWE Star Ashley Massaro Dead at 39
A Former Wrestling
Star Is Dead at 39

A Former Wrestling Star Is Dead at 39

Ashley Massaro said she'd suffering from depression, other injuries from WWE

(Newser) - She was a model who appeared on the cover of Playboy, as a contestant on Survivor, and as a contender in the ring for WWE . Ashley Massaro had done much in her 39 years, but the chance to do more was cut short early Thursday, when she was pronounced dead...

His Playboy Bunny Display Was Attacked. So He Made It Bigger

NJ dentist Wayne Gangi ups number of mannequins to 7

(Newser) - A New Jersey woman who allegedly used garden shears to ruin her neighbor's Playboy bunny lawn display has been charged with criminal mischief—and she's forced to look at the mannequins once more. reports dentist Wayne Gangi resurrected his lingerie-clad display outside his Clifton office over...

Blind Man Sues Playboy Over Its Website

In this case, it's all about the articles

(Newser) - A new lawsuit claims there's a big problem with Playboy's website: it's not accessible to the blind. The suit, though, isn't about racy photos. Donald Nixon, who is legally blind, filed the class-action suit on Wednesday, arguing and aren't compatible with...

Playboy Model Strangled in Philadelphia Apartment

Police investigating the murder of Christina Carlin-Kraft, 36

(Newser) - A 36-year-old who modeled for Playboy, Victoria's Secret, Maxim, and others has been strangled to death in her suburban Philadelphia apartment, reports local affiliate Fox 29 . Police found Christina Carlin-Kraft—her Facebook page is here —in the bedroom of her condominium in Ardmore about 9:15pm Wednesday, reports...

Former Centerfold Stephanie Adams Found Dead With Son

They apparently jumped from the 25th floor of a New York high-rise hotel

(Newser) - A former Playboy centerfold involved in a custody battle apparently jumped with her 7-year-old son to their deaths from the 25th floor of a Manhattan hotel, reports the AP . Stephanie Adams and son Vincent checked into the penthouse suite of the Gotham Hotel about 6pm Thursday, police said. They fell...

In 1st Issue Since Hefner's Death, Another Playboy 1st

French model Ines Rau is the magazine's 1st transgender playmate

(Newser) - The November issue of Playboy will be the first published since Hugh Hefner's death in September, but it's getting attention for an entirely different first: the magazine's first transgender playmate, USA Today reports. Ines Rau, 26, will appear nude as the November issue's centerfold. The French...

Hugh Hefner's Cause of Death Revealed

E. coli infection, blood infection contributed to his death from cardiac arrest

(Newser) - Hugh Hefner's death certificate from the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, obtained by the Blast , reveals his official cause of death: The Playboy founder contracted the blood infection septicemia and a form of E. coli that was "highly resistant to antibiotics," and he ultimately died...

Hugh Hefner Was a 'Disgusting Old Sleaze'
Hugh Hefner
Was a 'Disgusting
Old Sleaze'

Hugh Hefner Was a 'Disgusting Old Sleaze'

Columnist argues that we shouldn't be remembering him as a 'liberator of women'

(Newser) - Now that Hugh Hefner is gone, he's being remembered as "some kind of liberator of women," writes Suzanne Moore in the Guardian . But Moore—whom Hef once threatened to sue after she called him a pimp—says the Playboy founder sold a "fantasy of freedom" for...

Hugh Hefner Spent $75K to Be Buried Next to Marilyn Monroe

He bought the crypt next to hers in 1992

(Newser) - Marilyn Monroe was there when Hugh Hefner started Playboy—appearing on the cover of the first issue in 1953*—and will apparently be joined to Hefner permanently in the afterlife. TMZ reports Hefner, who died Wednesday at the age of 91, will be buried in a crypt immediately to the...

Hefner's Genius: Realizing America Was Ready for Him
Hefner's Genius: Realizing
America Was Ready for Him

Hefner's Genius: Realizing America Was Ready for Him

He was the first publisher to truly capitalize on changing social norms

(Newser) - A sampling of the coverage and tributes to Hugh Hefner in the wake of the death of the 91-year-old founder of Playboy:
  • Perfect timing: "Hefner the man and Playboy the brand were inseparable. Both advertised themselves as emblems of the sexual revolution, an escape from American priggishness and wider

Playboy Model's Hail Mary Doesn't Work

Dani Mathers will head to trial at the end of May

(Newser) - "The court finds the statute is constitutional and not void for vagueness." And with that, Judge Gustavo Sztraicher closed the door on Playboy Playmate Dani Mathers' bid to get out of a trial in her body-shaming photo case. The 30-year-old pleaded not guilty in November after being charged...

Playboy Model's Photo Has the Maori Fuming

It's 'inappropriate' to pose nude on sacred Mount Taranaki, tribe says

(Newser) - Imagine someone parading naked on the grave of your relative. That's what the Maori of New Zealand accuse a Playboy model of doing atop Mount Taranaki, a volcano that the Maori consider an ancestor. New Zealand native Jaylene Cook, 25—who appeared in Playboy Mexico in January—climbed the...

Nudity Is Back at Playboy
Playboy Brings Nudity Back

Playboy Brings Nudity Back

It was 'a mistake' to remove it entirely, says Cooper Hefner

(Newser) - Well, that didn't last long: One year after it banished naked photos from its pages, nudity is back at Playboy magazine. The magazine had instituted its no-nudes policy, starting with the March 2016 issue, in an effort to ramp up circulation and get more mainstream advertisers to buy in,...

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