March 1, 2013 |
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 |
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 |
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 |
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 |
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 |
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.
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December 22, 2012 |
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.
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December 1, 2012 |
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.
November 16, 2012 |
"Top Chef" host Padma Lakshmi is in the December issue of Playboy (on newsstands Nov. 20) wearing a lot of lace and not much else. In an interview, the 42-year-old single mom said she doesn't watch the Bravo cooking reality show that she has starred in for six years, and that she gains and loses the same 10 to 15 pounds every season. "I usually gain between 10 and 15 pounds over six weeks each season," Lakshmi said. "Then I spend 12 weeks working it off. But it's worth it. When the timer goes off and the food is ready, I'm really excited to eat. "I'm lucky.
November 2, 2012 |
Playboy Enterprises, that bastion of scantily clad bunny-women, will start opening clubs, cafes, hotels and retail outlets in India starting next month. But the businesses in the deeply religious country, where the raunchy magazine is still banned, will be decidedly more tame than the bosomy fare offered in the U.S. Mumbai-based PB Lifestyle has the exclusive brand license to open more than 120 Playboy centers over the next decade, Chief Executive Sanjay Gupta told Indian publication Economic Times . The first, a 22,000-square-foot club in the Goa beach region, will launch in mid-December.