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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?
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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?
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BUSINESS
November 13, 2009 | Ben Fritz
Hef may soon have a new boss. Brand management firm Iconix Brand Group and a group led by Jim Griffiths, Playboy's former entertainment president, are both in talks to acquire "gentlemen's" entertainment company Playboy Enterprises Inc. and take it private for more than $300 million, according to a person familiar with the situation. Both companies have been talking to Playboy management for about a year, the person said. Any decision about a purchase will come down to Hugh Hefner, Playboy's founder and public face, who controls about 70% of its voting stock.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 31, 2011
Andrew Lloyd Webber says London's Olympic Games will force most of the capital's theaters to close during the summer. Lloyd Webber said Friday the Games will make it "very tough" for shows in London's West End and predicted that three major musicals would not play during the Games. The composer, whose Really Useful Group owns seven London theaters, told BBC radio that the biggest hits — such as his own "The Phantom of the Opera" — would continue during the Olympics but that others would struggle to draw crowds.
BUSINESS
December 13, 2011 | By Robert Channick
After nearly 60 years as a Chicago institution, Playboy Enterprises Inc. is moving its editorial operations out west. Executives confirmed that the magazine's editorial, art and photo departments will shift to the company's Los Angeles office by May. "Some of the magazine's Chicago employees have been asked to relocate, while others have been asked to stay on in Chicago to ensure a seamless transition," Playboy spokeswoman Theresa Hennessey said...
NEWS
October 10, 2009 | Reuters
"D'oh!" doesn't even start to cover it. Marge Simpson -- the blue beehived matriarch of America's most loved dysfunctional family - is Playboy magazine's November cover, the magazine said on Friday. Simpson, tastefully concealing her assets behind a signature Playboy Bunny chair, is the first cartoon character ever to front the glossy adult magazine, joining the ranks of sex symbols like Marilyn Monroe and Cindy Crawford. Playboy said the cover and a three-page picture spread inside was a celebration of the 20th anniversary of the "The Simpsons" and part of a plan to appeal to a younger generation of readers.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 31, 2011
Andrew Lloyd Webber says London's Olympic Games will force most of the capital's theaters to close during the summer. Lloyd Webber said Friday the Games will make it "very tough" for shows in London's West End and predicted that three major musicals would not play during the Games. The composer, whose Really Useful Group owns seven London theaters, told BBC radio that the biggest hits — such as his own "The Phantom of the Opera" — would continue during the Olympics but that others would struggle to draw crowds.
BUSINESS
September 23, 1999
Time Warner Inc. and Sony Corp., which plan to combine their jointly held Columbia House music club with online music and video retailer CDNow Inc., named Scott Flanders to lead the new company. Flanders, 42, would represent the Columbia House board in overseeing the music club's operations and preparing it for the merger. After the companies complete the transaction, he would become chairman and chief executive of the new company.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 10, 2009 | Associated Press
Playboy magazine is turning over its cover to the matriarch of Springfield's first family: Marge Simpson. Marge and her pile of bright blue hair are set to grace the cover of the November issue of Playboy. It will hit the newsstands Friday. Marge isn't going to bare all, though, as the magazine says there will only be "implied nudity" in the three-page pictorial. It's a first for the magazine, which has had people as varied as Marilyn Monroe, Cindy Crawford, the Girls of Hooters and even Jerry Seinfeld on the cover.
BUSINESS
June 2, 2009 | Times Wire Reports
Playboy Enterprises Inc. said it had hired Freedom Communications Inc. Chief Executive Scott N. Flanders to lead the company. Flanders' selection as CEO ends a five-month search for a new leader at the struggling Chicago company after Christie Hefner, daughter of founder Hugh Hefner, resigned in January. Jerome Kern has been serving as interim CEO. Flanders, 52, helped expand online revenue and streamline operations at Freedom, owner of the Orange County Register.
BUSINESS
December 13, 2011 | By Robert Channick
After nearly 60 years as a Chicago institution, Playboy Enterprises Inc. is moving its editorial operations out west. Executives confirmed that the magazine's editorial, art and photo departments will shift to the company's Los Angeles office by May. "Some of the magazine's Chicago employees have been asked to relocate, while others have been asked to stay on in Chicago to ensure a seamless transition," Playboy spokeswoman Theresa Hennessey said...
BUSINESS
November 13, 2009 | Ben Fritz
Hef may soon have a new boss. Brand management firm Iconix Brand Group and a group led by Jim Griffiths, Playboy's former entertainment president, are both in talks to acquire "gentlemen's" entertainment company Playboy Enterprises Inc. and take it private for more than $300 million, according to a person familiar with the situation. Both companies have been talking to Playboy management for about a year, the person said. Any decision about a purchase will come down to Hugh Hefner, Playboy's founder and public face, who controls about 70% of its voting stock.
NEWS
October 10, 2009 | Reuters
"D'oh!" doesn't even start to cover it. Marge Simpson -- the blue beehived matriarch of America's most loved dysfunctional family - is Playboy magazine's November cover, the magazine said on Friday. Simpson, tastefully concealing her assets behind a signature Playboy Bunny chair, is the first cartoon character ever to front the glossy adult magazine, joining the ranks of sex symbols like Marilyn Monroe and Cindy Crawford. Playboy said the cover and a three-page picture spread inside was a celebration of the 20th anniversary of the "The Simpsons" and part of a plan to appeal to a younger generation of readers.
SPORTS
February 24, 2001 | CHRIS DUFRESNE
An overnight snowstorm forced the cancellation of Friday's World Cup downhill race on the Olympic course at Snowbasin. The race was a make-up for a downhill postponed Jan. 13 at Wengen, Switzerland. Race organizers are hoping to complete the regularly-scheduled downhill today and a super-giant slalom race Sunday. "Today's race is definitely less important than tomorrow's race," U.S. Ski Team media coordinator Scott Flanders said of the cancellation.
NEWS
November 10, 1998
Question from Nov. 3: What advice would you give Mike Tyson's first opponent? "If you're a native of the planet Vulcan, don't even think about it." --PAT BATTISTINI, North Hollywood "Try to muzzle him in the first round." --SCOTT FLANDERS, Newport Beach "Soak both ears with shark repellent prior to the start of each round." --LARRY BROOKS, Sacramento "Take him out for a nice big filling meal before the match to make sure he's had plenty to eat first."
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