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April 1, 2013 | By Joe Flint
Playboy Magazine's new iPhone app is keeping its clothes on. Best known for its pictorials, Playboy and its new app won't be lacking in that department. But anyone looking for something that requires a brown paper bag for their iPhone will be disappointed.  "The app respectfully follows Apple's content standards and therefore does not feature nudity," said a spokeswoman for Playboy. "There are still pictorials -- they just leave a little more to the imagination. " Of course, any true Playboy aficionado reads the magazine for the articles, right?
March 6, 2013 | By Batsheva Sobelman
JERUSALEM -- The first Hebrew-language issue of Playboy magazine started selling in Israel on Wednesday, featuring Israeli model Natalie Dadon on the cover and an interview with Minister of Home Front Defense Avi Dichter, formerly head of Israel's Shin Bet domestic security service. Publisher Daniel Pomerantz, a U.S.-born business attorney and recent immigrant to Israel, explained in The Times of Israel his move to bring Playboy on aliyah -- immigration to Israel -- along with him. Pomerantz sees Playboy's magic in its contradictions -- much like Israel, he wrote.
March 1, 2013 | By Chris Barton, Los Angeles Times
The lineup for the 35th annual Playboy Jazz Festival has been announced, and in addition to the weekend-long concert's signature mix of jazz, funk and R&B, the festival also revealed that comic and former late-night host George Lopez will take over for longtime host Bill Cosby this year. Cosby had served as master of ceremonies at the festival since 1979, and last year the comedy legend stepped down after becoming as much a part of the show's fabric as the Hollywood Bowl, parasols and picnic baskets.
February 28, 2013 | By Nardine Saad
Carmen Electra has slipped into her iconic "Baywatch" swimsuit a decade and a half after wearing it on the busty lifeguard drama. How's that for #throwbackthursday? The actress and former Playboy model last donned the red one-piece when she was 25, but now, at 40, she's wearing it again and showing off her gams for InTouch magazine. She admits, though, she was hesitant to put it on. "Once I got it on, I felt amazing," Electra told the mag. "It was a million times better than I thought it would be. " PHOTOS: Elton John Oscars viewing party Electra, born Tara Leigh Patrick , posed for the beach shoot wearing nude heels and toting a bright red rescue can that we so often saw on the series, which also starred David Hasselhoff , Jeremy Jackson and Electra's pal Pamela Anderson.
February 25, 2013 | By Susan King, Los Angeles Times
Sometimes Susan Sullivan, who plays the flamboyantly effervescent actress-mother of a mystery writer on ABC's hit "Castle," has needed a little career push. And even a little padding. While attending Hofstra University on Long Island 50 years ago on a drama scholarship, Sullivan was working in New York City doing showroom modeling to earn extra money. PHOTOS: Behind-the-scenes Classic Hollywood "There was this big ad in the New York Times for Playboy Bunnys," she recalled.
February 19, 2013 | By Amy Kaufman
Oh, snap. Someone's brother is getting a major nuggie tonight. Surely, there have been overprotective parents on hometown dates past. But the siblings were just not down with “The Bachelor” this season. Desiree's brother straight-up called Sean a “playboy.” And let's just say that did not improve lovely Dez's chances at the Neil Lane bling. But more on that later. First, it was time for AshLee's date in Houston. She met Sean in a field outside of her family's McMansion with her tiny dog who was so small he was not visible in the tall grass.
February 19, 2013 | Bill Dwyre
Jerry Buss navigated his way through life and business much as Magic Johnson navigated through a tight NBA defense. He had moves, a quick learning curve and a confidence. In the wake of Buss' death Monday, all sides of him will be in play in the news and tributes. There will be mentions of his gambling habits. He never met a poker table he didn't like. Also mentions of his fascination with younger women. He never met an attractive 22-year-old he didn't like. He was a major player in a big and complicated business world.
February 7, 2013 | By Sheri Linden
A vibe in no particular search of a plot, "A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III" channels '70s mellow and '30s style through a prism of California dreamin'. In this Charlie Sheen vehicle, the fizzy mood and visuals are often, well, winning. For his second stint in the feature director's chair (after 2001's "CQ"), Roman Coppola has fashioned a noodling indulgence that's alternately freewheeling and dead in the water. The on-screen action never matters or fully engages, but for Sheen fans who are tracking his ongoing image rehabilitation, and those willing to go with the cinematic flow, the self-conscious exercise in low-budget dress-up offers some rewards.
December 22, 2012 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Larry L. King, a writer and playwright whose magazine article about a campaign to close down a popular bordello became the hit Broadway musical "The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas" and a 1982 movie starring Burt Reynolds, died Thursday. He was 83. King, who had emphysema, died at a retirement home in Washington, D.C., where he had lived for six months, said his wife, Barbara Blaine. He wrote his most famous piece, about the demise of the Chicken Ranch brothel in Texas, in 1974 for Playboy magazine.
December 1, 2012 | By Rebecca Trounson, Los Angeles Times
Evelyn Ackerman, a California artist and designer known for her highly regarded work across a range of media, including mosaics, tapestries and wood carvings, and for her creative collaboration of more than six decades with her husband, artist Jerome Ackerman, has died. She was 88. Ackerman died Wednesday at her home in Culver City of complications of old age, said her daughter, Laura Ackerman-Shaw. Originally from Detroit, Evelyn Ackerman was a prolific designer who, together with her husband, became part of the mid-century movement known as California modernism.
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