Showing posts with label HUGH HEFNER. Show all posts
Showing posts with label HUGH HEFNER. Show all posts

Friday, January 22, 2016


Playboy Mansion

The 1927 Playboy Mansion in Los Angeles is for sale at $200 million and featured this week at

Other than President Obama's White House, the Playboy Mansion is the most famous home in
the United States. The dream home for millions of teen boys, their fathers and grandfathers is now for sale at $200 million.

Chicago native and Playboy founder Hugh Hefner bought the 20,000-square-foot Los Angeles mansion on five acres in 1971 for $1.05 million and relocated full time from the original Playboy Mansion in Chicago in 1974. Built in 1927 for the son of Arthur Letts, who was the founder of Los Angeles department stores The Broadway and Bullocks, the home is located in the ritzy Holmby Hills neighborhood, an area that Letts kick-started in 1919 when he bought 400 acres of the Wolfskill Ranch. Neighbors include the Los Angels Country Club, UCLA and Beverly Hills.

Over the years, Hefner and Playboy Enterprises have spent millions of dollars to renovate, update and expand the estate which includes the 29-room mansion with six bedrooms and baths, a four-bedroom guest house, pool, tennis court, koi pond, catering kitchen, wine cellar with a secret door, gym, zoo facilities, theater with a built-in pipe organ, waterfall, four hot tubs, bathhouse and a grotto. Famous for years of celebrity parties, the home was a frequent star for television and movies including “Sex and the City,” “Beverly Hills Cop II,” “Entourage” and “ESPN Friday Night Fights.”

While the mansion may soon have a new owner, Hefner isn't going anywhere as it is being sold as a life estate meaning that Hef, age 89, will be able to continue living at the home for the rest of his life. According to the official listing, “The Playboy Mansion has been a creative center for Hef as his residence and workplace for the past 40 years, as it will continue to be if the property is sold.”

Hef's home has replaced the South Florida mansion Le Palais Royal asking $159 million as the most expensive listed single-family home in the United States. The Playboy Mansion selling agents are Mauricio Umansky of The Agency and Drew Fenton and Gary Gold of Hilton & Hyland.

Saturday, June 27, 2015


Nick Jonas

E! News is on the ground in Atlanta with the latest updates on Bobbi Kristina’s condition and whether any charges could result in the event of her death. 


Nick Jonas tells E! News about being newly single and says that he wishes the best for ex-girlfriend Olivia Culpo and her future. The singer talks about the split with Culpo saying, “We had a great two years but my work is my priority at this moment in my life.” The multi-talented artist also discusses his long-time battle with diabetes, filming the upcoming television series “Scream Queens,” and whether he’d want to star in a possible third installment of “Magic Mike.”

Holly Madison responds to Kendra Wilkinson’s recent diss, telling E! News “When I left she cut me off for her own reasons and I don’t know why she said friendship was just work for TV show. It was never real. It was hurtful but I wish her best.” The former playmate also gets candid about sex with Hugh Hefner and the alleged nude photo scrapbook that Hef reportedly plans to release following his death.

Monday, December 29, 2014



Story By: G. H. HARDING
Hugh Hefner

DEEP ROLLING --- Adele, who rarely tweets or is spotted in public, took to Twitter on Sunday to deny a report about an alleged breakup with longtime partner Simon Konecki.

The 26-year-old Grammy-winning "Rolling in the Deep" and "Rumor Has It" singer and her beau of some three years share a 2-year-old son, Angelo. On Saturday, the U. K. tabloid The Sun reported that the pair was no longer living together, sparking split rumors.

"Just wanted to wish everyone happy holidays & all the best for 2015! PS Simon & I are still very much together, don't believe what you read," Adele said via Twitter in what marked her first tweet in almost three months.

Konecki has not commented.

Adele's most recent album, the 2011 record 21, which contains songs such as "Rolling in the Deep" and "Someone Like You," was famously inspired by a past breakup. The album won six Grammys and the singer has 10 in total. Her most recent single, "Skyfall," the theme song of the 2012 James Bond movie by the same name, won a Golden Globe and an Oscar in 2013.

While Adele channels her emotions in her music, she is notoriously private and is rarely photographed in public. In June, she was seen out and about in her native London. This past fall, she and Konecki were both spotted at a concert by FKA Twigs, Robert Pattinson's girlfriend, in the city. Adele was also photographed at a London restaurant with Beyoncé and Jay Z that month.

Adele and Simon were also invited to attend Sir Elton John's wedding to David Furnish last weekend but were unable to make it. John's Instagram featured a photo showing a handwritten, apologetic note signed on behalf of the couple and their son.

VERIZON INTERNET SUCKS... If stories are slow this week, it's because my boss James Edstrom has once again been getting outage after outage. This happened to him in Times Square and it's happening in Brooklyn. Said Edstrom, " Verizon is one of the worst companies for Internet service and customer care. You call them and you are speaking to India or some other country. Verizon wants Americans money, they just don't want to hire many Americans. We need to start supporting companies that hire Americans big time". Let us know what you think on Twitter @JamesEdstrom

TALDE EATS --- When you enter a restaurant and immediately told when the next party is set to arrive … that’s never a good sign. Saturday we went to Talde in Brooklyn, on Seventh Avenue, and though the food was rather outstanding (though the portions terribly small), the service level hit a new low.

The Asian-princess at the door had the attitude of a hen that couldn’t be bothered and it only got worse from there. Terribly off putting.

Chef Dale Talde, a veteran of Vong in Chicago and Buddakan in New York before his time on Top Chef, Talde does possess a singular knack for interpreting Asian dishes for popular tastes. The wait-staff was equally rude and the only saving grace was our waiter Noah, from Newton, Mass, who had a rather ribald sense of humor about the whole thing.

Guess it’s easier being the waiter and not at the table. We also spied a waiter who dropped some food and quickly put it back on the plate …. Yikes!

Sure Talde’s reputation precedes him, but we were shocked and stopped dead in our tracks on this one. I’d find another Asian-fusion emporium for sure. The food’s good, but that’s it.

JERSEY SNIPER --- Clint Eastwood’s American Sniper, with Bradley Cooper, took in a stellar $850,000 in just 4 theatres over the holiday-break. That success begs the question, why wasn’t Clint’s Jersey Boys epic bigger?

Sure, the movie had a 12 million dollar opening weekend, but most agree that Eastwood was a wildcard choice and another, perhaps one more familiar with translating a stage show to the screen, would have been more in order. I saw the movie again this weekend, actually my third viewing, and found it just sensational.

I love Eastwood’s work and though I too, thought it was a strange choice, he certainly opened it up and I think, giving the mostly unknown cast a great canvas to work on. I always think when you start giving above the title names to the various roles, you start watching them instead of enjoying their roles.

I also thought Christopher Walken was outstanding and though having perhaps bigger marquee names (and, perhaps a teen heartthrob on the Valli-part) would have helped, it still does stand up. I mean, those songs … just classic.

Beneath the obvious observations lie stone cold proof that Valli, as one of the producers and creators of the stage show, wanted his voice to be represented on the film. Clint opted to have his cast sing, so there was a significant stand-off. Valli didn’t attend any of the premieres, nor help the movie in any way … and, he should have.

It’s interesting to note that Valli’s voice wasn’t in the stage play either, which has had a very healthy run.

Face it, Broadway musicals usually don’t translate well to the silver screen … think Rent (which is one of my all-time favorite plays) but Eastwood’s Jersey Boys is very definitely a guilty pleasure.

CLOSING NOTES: Great interview with Corner-favorite Tony Danza yesterday on CBS Sunday Morning.

Hugh Hefner was presumed to be dead of natural causes, Sunday, December 28, 2014. Well, that’s the story which was given from a fake sub-medium of NBC called This site can’t be called news satire because once is entered as the URL address, it takes the user straight to the fake story.

Though the story is fake, it spread like wildfire, seemingly without anyone bothering to research the issue himself or herself.

As of 11:00 PM PST, the Hugh Hefner fake-death story had over 159,000 Facebook shares, along with over 39,000 Likes. Likewise, it has approximately 1800 Twitter shares.

Unfortunately, by sunrise, this fake Hugh Hefner story may be trending.

The story states that police responded to Hugh Hefner’s estate on December 28 at approximately 9 AM, where Hefner’s body was identified, and he was pronounced dead.

However, later that same night, Hefner had his usual movie night at The Mansion, screening American Sniper...

Now, the so-called cyber-experts are saying that North Korea was not involved in the Sony-hack; especially in light of Sony's Playstation networks went down over the weekend. Insiders say this is proof that it was an inside-job. One thing's for sure: business at Sony will forever be changed. I wonder who's next?

Monday, May 27, 2013


Crystal Hefner

Playboy Playmate and wife of Hugh Hefner, Crystal Hefner ,celebrated Memorial Day Weekend at Sapphire Pool & Day Club in Las Vegas Nevada over the weekend.

Thursday, February 21, 2013



Hugh Hefner

In the March issue of Metropolis Nights magazine, stunning "Celebrity Apprentice All-Stars" cast member Brande Roderick shows her secret weapons! The blonde beauty tells Chaunce Hayden how she was crushed recently when she got rejected for a co-starring role on Malibu Country. Brande also tells how she plans on winning "Celebrity Apprentice All-Stars", how Hef and the Donald compare and what's up with that bulge in her side???


I went back and watched every single episode of Celebrity Apprentice. I’m talking about over 70 hours worth of shows. I wanted to size up all my competition and really familiarize myself with the rest of the cast. I wanted to be extremely prepared. So I already knew going into it what each of their personalities were like. That shows you my competitive nature. I wanted to go into it with my guns loaded. I went over each cast member’s weaknesses and strengths. I learned who had the ability to raise money and who couldn’t raise money. I wanted to know whose team I should try and get on. I learned all the in’s and out’s of everyone.


Actually, just last week I went for an audition for Malibu Country with Reba McIntyre. Now I’ve been on many, many sitcoms during my career. I’m kinda like the sitcom queen. So I went into the Malibu Country audition thinking this is a shoe in. I thought it was a slam-dunk; I’m great at this guest star stuff. But I ended up not getting the job and I thought, “WHAT THE HECK?” I didn’t see any names bigger than mine in the audition room and I actually did a great job. How did I not get the part? (Laughs) It’s crazy, all these years later you still have to get up and go to the audition and get doors slammed in your face.


That’s a hard one because I feel like I’m a transparent person. One thing that nobody knows about me is that when I did Celebrity Fear Factor, I actually did a challenge that gave me a hernia. Now I have this poked out bulge above my belly button. So whenever I do a photo shoot I have to tell them, “Please Photoshop out my hernia!”

Thursday, January 10, 2013



US Weekly

The cover story of the new issue of Us Weekly is all about Bethenny Frankel filing for divorce from Jason Hoppy. No turning back as Frankel rules out reconciliation, and Hoppy begrudgingly prepares for battle!

Since announcing the end of her nearly three-year marriage to Jason Hoppy December 23, the Bravo star turned Skinnygirl magnate has been pushing their split along with the same tenacity that made her a multimillion-dollar businesswoman. Days before her glum brunch, the former Real Housewives of New York City star, 42, filed a summons for divorce, asking for primary custody of their daughter, Bryn, 2, as well as child support. “She doesn’t want to drag it out,” explains a Frankel friend. In turn, the typically passive Hoppy knows it’s time to join the fight. “He feels used — like she just wanted him for a baby,” says a pal of the pharmaceutical sales exec, 41. “He plans to ask her for a big payout.” Up until Frankel filed, Hoppy still believed they could repair their broken union. “He was hoping she was just going through a phase,” says a source. Though the pair inked a prenup days before their March 2010 wedding, Hoppy believes he still deserves a large payout, says a Hoppy friend. “He feels like he gave up his career for her. He basically stopped working to support her and wants to be compensated for it.”

Kim Kardashian

Also in the new issue of Us, Kim Kardashian discusses how she and baby-daddy, Kanye West, plan to handle parenthood. Kim discounts E!’s December 31 statement, in which the network president gushed, “We look forward to sharing the joy.” When asked on New Year’s Eve if she plans to put her baby on TV, she calmly told Us: “No.” Spotlight-loving Kim is even leery of a pricey “first look!” photo exclusive. “She doesn’t want the baby to be seen for the first six months,” says the Kim source. “She’s ready to dial back from being so public.” Still, the duo never thought they would start a family before Kim’s divorce from [Kris] Humphries was final. Per California law, Humphries is the presumed father since they have not yet been granted even a separation. If he were to make the claim he’s the dad, Kim would have to present convincing evidence, such as a DNA test. So marriage will have to wait, even with West “dying to propose,” says a source close to the rapper. While the thought of a Kardashian away from cameras may seem shocking, anything is possible, says Kim: “It’s a new year and a new beginning!”


Justin Bieber

Gomez ditches Bieber during a vacation after a massive fight

Selena Gomez
He can sing “baby” all he wants: SELENA Gomez is not taking Justin Bieber back this time. Although the pop star, 18, and his on and- off girlfriend, 20, journeyed to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, for a New Year’s trip, their happy holiday was cut short when Gomez abruptly flew home to Los Angeles on December 30. “They had another huge fight, and Selena won’t forgive him,” an insider tells Hot Stuff. Another source explains, “They had mutual trust issues.” It certainly seems final this time. Gomez spent New Year’s Eve at an L.A. house party with some pals, then ominously tweeted on January 1, “New beginnings. Fresh start.” For his part, Bieber rang in 2013 with rapper buddy Lil Twist and flirted with various girls at L.A. club Couture. Bieber’s scandal-filled antics in the first days of the year — TMZ posted pictures of him smoking what appeared to be pot on January 2, one day after a paparazzo was killed chasing his Ferrari — won’t win him points with Team Gomez, either. “Her parents think he’s a bad influence on her,” says the insider. Adds a friend: “Selena is done with him.”


Hugh Hefner

Crystal Harris
The bunny isn’t after his money! Playboy mogul Hugh Hefner, 86, and the December 2009 Playmate of the Month Crystal Harris, 26, signed an “ironclad” prenup that specified their December 31 marriage won’t change anything in his will — which doesn’t include her, a source tells Hot Stuff. Hefner’s estimated $43 million fortune is promised to “his children, the University of Southern California film school and a variety of charities,” the source continues. But Harris — who unexpectedly broke things off with the twice-married father of four in June 2011, five days before their first planned wedding — has made peace with Hefner’s plan. As the lingerie store owner gushed to Us just days before the two got married, “Our relationship is better than ever. Things are perfect.” Maybe she’s a girl next door after all.


Tuesday, November 06, 2012



The Life Of Hugh Hefner

In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, we could all use a break from day-to-day stresses –gas, electricity and water, Republicans. Playboy is offering a dose of escape in their November issue – on stands now.

It takes a special girl to conquer Hef’s heart; luckily, he’s willing to kiss and tell in 50 Years of Hef’s Girlfriends. This month, Hef shares memories of every beauty who’s made him swoon, from Barbi to Kendra.

We’re confident you’ll come away with a newfound appreciation for the varied and always impeccable taste of the original man in pajamas.

Photo By: RD/Kabik/Retna

Sunday, July 10, 2011


Crystal Harris

Crystal Harris, who is world famed as Hugh Hefner's 'Runaway Bride', strikes a pose at PURE Nightclub at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, Nevada the other night.

Photo By: RD/Kabik/ Retna Digital

Monday, June 20, 2011


Crystal Harris

Crystal Harris strikes a pose at Wet Republic at the famed MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada. This was on the date of her cancelled wedding to Hugh Hefner.

Photos By: RD/ Kabik/ Retna Digital

Monday, May 09, 2011


Marston And Cooper Hefner

David Cassidy

Claire Sinclair And Hugh Hefner

Bridgette Marquardt With Hugh Hefner And Crystal Harris

David Cassidy along with Marston, Cooper and Hugh Hefner attended the Playboy Playmate of The Year Announcement Ceremony at MOON Nightclub at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada. Miss October 2010 Claire Sinclair was named 2011 Playboy Playmate of The Year by Hugh Hefner.

Photos By: RD/ Kabik/ Retna Digital

Thursday, April 14, 2011


Hugh Hefner With Son Marston Hefner

Hugh Hefner With Guests

Hugh Hefner and Marston Hefner along with the 2011 Playmate of The Year Claire Sinclair and other Playmates celebrated his 85th Birthday and Marston Hefner Celebrated his 21st Birthday at The Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Photos By: RD/ Kabik/ Retna Digital

Monday, December 27, 2010



Hugh Hefner And Crystal Harris

Hugh Hefner and Playboy Playmate Crystal Harris are engaged, the magazine founder confirmed Christmas morning on his Twitter page. The 84-year-old Hefner posted on his page, "After the movie tonight, Crystal & I exchanged gifts. I gave Crystal a ring. A truly memorable Christmas Eve," adding, "When I gave Crystal the ring, she burst into tears. This is the happiest Christmas weekend in memory." On Christmas, Hefner clarified, "Yes, the ring I gave Crystal is an engagement ring. I didn't mean to make a mystery out of it. A very merry Christmas to all."

Photo By: RD/Kabik/Retna

Friday, October 22, 2010


Hugh Hefner

Anna Berglund With October 2010 Playboy Playmate Claire Sinclair,
Hugh Hefner
And Crystal Harris

Cooper Hefner With Anna Berglund, Hugh Hefner,
Playboy Playmate Crystal Harris And Marston Hefner

Cooper Hefner, Anna Berglund along with Hugh Hefner, Playboy Playmate Crystal Harris and Marston Hefner attended the October 2010 Playboy Playmate Clair Sinclair Grand Opening Show of MGM Grand's Crazy Horse Paris in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Photos By: Scott Harrison / Retna Ltd.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010


Hugh Hefner

Playboy founder Hugh Hefner will officially become single next month , when his divorce from Kimberly Conrad is made official. Hugh filed legal papers last September to end his marriage with the former Playboy Playmate. Legal documents filed in Los Angeles California indicate the union will be legally dissolved on March 11th, according to
Photo By: Sara De Boer/Retna

Wednesday, January 13, 2010


Karissa And Kristina Shannon With Hugh Hefner And Crystal Harris

Hugh Hefner is once again single woman man. His twin girlfriends are moving out of the Mansion so he can concentrate on new love Crystal Harris. The Playboy King began dating the 20-year-old identical sisters Kristina and Karissa Shannon, as well as Harris, after long-term lovers Holly Madison, Bridget Marquardt and Kendra Wilkinson all left his famous home. But after just over a year of living with Hefner, the sisters are happy to hit the road as part of Playboy's promotions team - leaving the legendary Lothario in the sole company of Harris. He tells E! Online, "(Thing's are getting) more serious (with Harris). "They've (the twins) been hanging out with a lot of the other Playmates and they see these girls travelling across the country to do promotion. They would like to be doing that, too. "When they thought about it, they thought it was a good idea. They will now be friends, but they won't be defined as the girlfriends." The twins will now move into the neighboring Playmate house.
Photo By: Sara De Boer/Retna

Saturday, September 26, 2009


Kelly Osbourne

Playboy's Hugh Hefner's twin girlfriends Karissa and Crystal Shannon are pushing to get former reality show star Kelly Osbourne to show all in the men’s magazine. The sexy girls are big fans of Ozzy Osbourne’s daughter and they want her to strip for the legendary publication. Crystal says, "She’s losing weight and she’s blond now. She looks good. I want to see what she looks like naked." Karissa adds, "Yeah, we want to see Kelly Osbourne naked!" And Hefner reveals that’s not an impossibility, telling he has approached the pop star with an offer, adding, "Kelly would be happy to pose." But she’s not the girl for right now. The icon wants Transformers star Megan Fox to reveal all, stating, "Megan’s a fox!"
Photos By: Sara De Boer/Retna

Friday, October 10, 2008


Playboy icon Hugh Hefner is speaking out for the first time since his split from girlfriend Holly Madison. The couple confessed the pair had ended their relationship during a video interview with TMZ. Hefner previously denied the former happy couple had broken up, but now concedes the relationship is over. He says, "If Holly says it's over, I guess it's over. She's still here in the house. Until a few days ago, we were still sharing the same bed. "There's been moments that I've been down in the dumps about all this, and (personal assistant) Mary (O'Connor) told me to cheer up and pointed out that there are girls lined up outside the front gate. At my age, that's hard to believe, but it seems to be true. "It's a big house. And I'm not going to live alone. I'm definitely not going to live alone." It is widely believed Madison called the relationship off after Hefner refused to marry her or father her children. But the 83-year-old says she learned of his reluctance to commit six months ago. He adds, "The fact that she was depressed after that, I didn't know at all. That was a revelation in the last days and weeks. Quite frankly, we thought when the time came, we would make a combined statement and we expected that combined statement would be somewhere in the weeks and months ahead."

Tuesday, October 07, 2008


Hugh Hefner And Holly Madison

Playboy legend Hugh Hefner has broken up with girlfriend Holly Madison. The Playboy blonde confessed the couple had ended their relationship during a video interview with celebrity website She says, "Hef and I are no longer together." However, Madison confirmed she will be starring in the upcoming series of E! network show the Girls Next Door.The news comes after reports that Madison allegedly had cheated on the magazine boss.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008


Hugh Hefner And Holly Madison

Playboy king Hugh Hefner is laughing off rumors he has split from his longtime girlfriend Holly Madison, insisting they are very much together. The icon has three main lovers: Madison, Kendra Wilkinson and Bridget Marquardt. But he is very adamant that media reports that blond Madison is now being romanced by illusionist Criss Angel are false. He tells E! Online, "The reality is the girls and I are all together. "Holly shares my bed on a nightly basis." And while Hefner acknowledges that the romances are bound to change over time, he insists the four will not be hiding anything away from the public. He adds, "Are there going to be changes in the relationships? I'm sure there are going to be. I think that in the future the girls are going to, in time, be dating others and moving out of the mansion and when that happens we will not be keeping it a secret."

Wednesday, April 09, 2008


Hollywood star Pamela Anderson surprised Playboy entrepreneur Hugh Hefner on his 82nd birthday celebration with a naked lap dance.The former Baywatch star, who has appeared on the cover of the publication 12 times, gave the media king the unique gift during a party at the Palms Fantasy Towers in Las Vegas on Saturday. As Hefner walked into his luxury suite, Anderson, 40, emerged from a bedroom in nothing but high heels and proceeded to perform a seductive routine for him. George Maloof, who owns the hotel, says, "He was stunned and had the biggest smile I've ever seen.