In the January issue of GQ, Jennifer posed on the cover wearing nothing but a man’s tie to match her birthday suit. After seeing her cover, Playboy’s head, Hugh Hefner, said , “Is it just me or is Jennifer Aniston getting hotter?…Never seen her in this light before.” Whoa, easy there sparky! But according to a Playboy spokesperson, Hef just had to ask if he could have her for his mag and offered her $4 million plus a bonus for sales that could earn her up to $10 million if she agreed to pose nude! Wow, I can barely get a dude to buy me a drink before we get nekkid. However, All American Aniston doesn’t literally want to be a “Girl Next Door.” So, she turned Hef down, even though she told GQ “Yes” for a heck of a lot less dough. Alas, the cougar has decided to keep her clothes on, this time. But maybe she should reconsider, after all, that’s a whole lot of neck ties, Jen. [Celebrity Smack] Keep reading »
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Holy Mother of God! The December issue of Playboy Mexico features what appears to be a sexy homage to the Virgin Mary, created to coincide with the Day of the Virgin of Guadalupe. In spite of the controversy the cover has caused, Playboy Mexico publisher Raul Sayrols refuses to apologize, asserting, “The image is not and never was intended to portray the Virgin of Guadalupe or any other religious figure. The intent was to reflect a Renaissance-like mood on the cover.” In that case, maybe the title shouldn’t have read: “We adore you, Mary!” In America, Playboy Inc. suggests a line may have been crossed, designating the shot the act of a vigilante licensee in Mexico, and offering an apology for the sins of their franchise. [Reuters] Keep reading »
Bettie Page, otherwise known as the “Queen of Pinups,” has died. She was 85. Born in Jackson, Tennessee, Betty Mae Page had a hardscrabble childhood that included time spent in an orphanage. As a teenager inspired by her hairdresser mother, Page experimented with different looks and learned to sew, a pair of obsessions that would help her to become a pinup icon. Keep reading »
Hugh Hefner’s daughter Christie, who has sat at the helm of the $300 million Playboy Enterprises empire for the last two decades, stepped down from her post yesterday. The self-described feminist has faced a myriad of challenges on the job in recent years, including falling subscription rates for the company’s flagship magazine, in part due to the increasingly widespread availability of adult content on the internet. Most recently, there was talk of selling her father’s Playboy Mansion residence to raise cash for the corporation’s nose-diving portfolio. Three years ago, Christie was named one of the world’s most powerful businesswomen. Now, inspired by the Obama campaign, she’s making noises that suggest a shift into politics. So, do you think the former head of what some deem to be a pornographic magazine could get elected to a public office? [MSNBC] Keep reading »
If history is any indication, you may want to stock up on your favorite lipstick before every tube is sold out, and go ahead, splurge on that cupcake — curves are coming back in vogue. Since our recent economic crisis, people are once again talking about the Leading Lipstick Indicator, a surprisingly reliable theory that suggests consumers turn to inexpensive little treats, like lipstick, when they start freaking out about the future. For example, after the 9/11 terrorist attacks, lipstick sales doubled. The term was coined by Leonard Lauder (chairman of Estee Lauder), “who consistently found that during tough economic times, his lipstick sales went up.” Hmm…Sephora has been unusually crowded lately (last time I was there, I couldn’t find an available mirror to save my look, I mean life). Keep reading »
Ironically, many of the items marketed for sexy times are actually huge turnoffs. Like a skirt-chasing guy who reeks of desperation, they’re gross, they’re unnecessary, and they make things uncomfortable. These eight products can be used to show of your goods, but we don’t recommend it:
Playboy is looking for the lovely ladies of Wall Street! The mag has already hit up the hotties at the Olive Garden and Home Depot, but now they want women who aren’t even making minimum wage thanks to the economic crisis. While the market is down, Playboy thinks they can get financial analysts to take it all off! So, if you went to business school, now is you chance to really cash in, sorta. Photo editor Gary Cole claims the payola will be based on the number of applicants, but he doesn’t suspect he’ll have to offer more than 2G’s because, “The reason they [the models] do this is because they want the attention, the opportunity, the experience of doing it. It’s not really for the money.” Ha, we think they underestimate the shrewd negotiators they’re dealing with here. [Reuters UK]
When we picked up Playboy, (hey, we read it for the articles!) we were pleasantly surprised by Too Hot To Handel- a piece on the lovely ladies of classical music. Sure, when you think of orchestras, old dudes with white wigs might come to mind. However, there are a bunch of young guys giving the aging art form an earful and and eyeful! Alas, nothing is sexier than a man who is well trained and good with his hands. We want to make beautiful music together with these modern Mozart’s!
Yevgeny Sudbin This sexy piano player makes us see why people misunderstand the pronunciation of pianist.
Mason Bates Master composer Bates likes to push all the right buttons. Renown for melding live classical instruments with electronic music, he has rocked dance floors in San Francisco and debuted compositions Carnegie Hall, but he has never performed in a traditional monkey suit. Mason definitely makes us want to slip into something more comfortable and join him.
Not like we haven’t already seen Lindsay Lohan’s whole kit and kaboodle thanks to the paparazzi, bottle service, her refusal to wear panties, and that little Marilyn Monroe-inspired shoot for New York. But Playboy just offered the hottest lesbian in Hollywood $700,000 to pose nude for their magazine. Surprisingly enough, Lohan said “NO!” It’s amazing how love can change a girl. I can’t tell if this decision was brilliant or a bomb, but here’s how other stars have fared after telling Hugh Hefner to bug off, plus fifteen stars who’ve said “Yes” to Hef and have seen their stars sky rocket — and tank. Keep reading »