Newlywed Hugh Hefner turns 87 today! Bachelor no more, he tied the knot on New Year's Eve with his 60-years-younger fiancée, Crystal Harris, whom he's dated for nearly four years. The pair called off their 2011 nuptials just days before the big day, but after reuniting in 2011, Crystal is officially Hugh's wife No. 3 — third time's a charm? Crystal isn't the first young Playboy Playmate Hef has been romantically linked to, and I'm sure she won't be the last. Since his divorce from first wife Mildred Williams in 1959, the magazine mogul has been with many well-endowed lady friends, sometimes two or more at a time! See some of the Playmates Hef has been paired up with over the past five decades.
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Kate Moss is no stranger to being photographed in various states of undress, but if the rumors about her upcoming cover for Playboy are true, the shoot would certainly bring a different dimension to her vast body of work.
According to Now This News, Moss will appear on the 60th anniversary cover of the magazine, set to be released in January 2014. But even though the cover is months away from hitting the newsstand, a leaked internal memo says Moss will pose for the cover — which will be photographed by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott and styled by Alex White — in London this week.
Word on the street is Kate Moss will cover Playboy's 60th anniversary issue. Is Playboy the new Vogue? Kate has posed nude before for high-fashion editorials, but you'll have to wait a while to see the Playboy version. The reported cover won't come out until January 2014. Kate wouldn't be the only high-profile star to strip for Hugh Hefner. Actresses including Sharon Stone, Shannen Doherty, and Drew Barrymore have posed for Playboy, as have reality stars Heidi Montag and Kim Kardashian. See 16 famous women and their Playboy covers now.
Matt Damon gives a candid interview in the upcoming January issue of Playboy. The actor is currently starring in Promised Land, which he cowrote and costars in with John Krasinski, and will play against type in the upcoming HBO movie Behind the Candelabra as Liberace's lover. Matt, who sat down with a writer for the magazine in NYC, also opened up about life with his family and their good friends and new LA neighbors, the Garner-Afflecks. Here are some highlights:
- On whether living near the Garner-Afflecks attracts attention: "We lived in the same neighborhood this Summer and had no problems at all. Granted, we didn't look for attention by parading our kids down the Third Street Promenade in Santa Monica. . . . Ben and Jen are both famous, and people are interested in her and how she parents, which makes them a target. If we had gotten it like that, I wouldn't have gone to Los Angeles."
- On his first nude scene: "Well, normally I'd say no to nudity, but I just did a lot of it playing the long-term partner of Liberace, Scott Thorson, in Behind the Candelabra. I mean, it's tastefully done. Steven Soderbergh directed it, and Michael Douglas plays Liberace. But this movie's not going to be for everyone. . . . There's stuff I think will make people uncomfortable. Great. It's HBO — they can change the channel."
- On kissing Michael: "We both have a lot of gay friends, and we were not going to screw this up or bullsh*t it. It wasn't the most natural thing in the world to do, though. Like, for one scene, I had to come out of a pool, go over to Michael, straddle him on a chaise lounge and start kissing him. . . . We drew it up like a football plan. I remember asking Heath Ledger after Brokeback Mountain, 'How'd you do that scene with Jake?' — meaning the scene where they start ferociously kissing. He said, 'Well, mate, I drank a half case of beer in my trailer.'"
- On his wife, Luciana: "This is the first relationship I've had that wasn't like work to be in. . . . There's always stuff you can work on, of course, but being married and having kids, for me, there's a lot of romance, but it's a much bigger endeavor with a lot of nuts-and-bolts problem-solving you have to do together. It's like building a company. . . . I wish I were better because my wife deserves somebody who surprises her with a gift or flowers or some wonderful idea. I've never been good at that, and she's really good at it, which makes me feel even more like sh*t."
Proving that designer collaborations come in all shapes and sizes, Cushnie et Ochs has partnered with Playboy. Today, the duo will unveil a black leather bustier they created for the magazine at a party in Miami. The top will retail for $695 on Playboy's online store.
"Playboy is such a quintessential brand," said Carlie Cushnie. "They told us where they're heading and the sort of people they had been working with, like Jenne Lombardo and Neville Wakefield, and we thought we could do something really cool and edgy and special."
The company recently enlisted Lombardo, who works with MADE Fashion Week, and Wakefield, an art curator, as consultants. A look at one of the first projects to follow their involvement with the brand here in the gallery.
Photos courtesy of Cushnie et Ochs.
Tom Cruise chatted with Playboy about his new movie Rock of Ages, but the conversation between the actor and interviewer Michael Fleming got quite personal. No stranger to promoting movies, Tom is happy to discuss his career and ambitions, but rarely talks about his childhood. However, in Playboy, Tom gave a great deal of insight about growing up with his mom and sisters, but not his dad. Tom also spoke about the tough career time he went through in 2005 after PR-unwise interviews on the Today show and Oprah. Tom additionally had nothing but kind words to say about his wife Katie Holmes and their family. Here are highlights:
- On loving Katie: "She is an extraordinary person, and if you spent five minutes with her, you'd see it. Everything she does, she does with this beautiful creativity. When she becomes interested in something, she doesn't talk about it, she does it. One week I said to her, 'You've been up in the middle of the night. Is everything okay?' She smiled and then threw this thing on my desk and said, 'I wrote this script.' She wanted to try it, and she did. She wanted to try designing clothes, and now her line is wonderful and, to me, an example of how she just creates beautiful things in her life. She has a voice and warmth as an artist, as a mother. She's funny and charming, and when she walks into the room, I just feel better. I’m a romantic. I like doing things like creating romantic dinners, and she enjoys that. I don't know what to say — I'm just happy, and I have been since the moment I met her. What we have is very special."
- On growing up without his dad around: "It wasn't a big conflict when I was growing up; that's just the way it was. I don't look back and feel bad. I know some people do, but it's not a burden I carry through life. It's more like, OK, this happened. That's how he behaved, that's how he did things. He tried, but it just was who he was. Traveling has given me a broader understanding of people, and I've always been interested in the similarities we have and why people make certain choices in life. I got an introduction to that as a young child, but it never felt like a weight I carried on my shoulders."
- On how he looks so young: "I honestly have no idea. [laughs] I work. I'm always with family. I train, go without sleep. I just go hard."
To read more about what Tom says on having the same values as when he was a child, not caring about bad press, and his tough times in 2005, just read more
Meghan McCain is no stranger to racy pictures. Back in 2009 the daughter of John McCain caught heat for posting a photo on Twitter that showed a healthy helping of her cleavage. Meghan's in Playboy this month, but it's not doing what you might think. There aren't any soft core shots. But she does offer this gem, "I'm strictly dickly. I can't help it. I love sex and I love men." Here are some highlights, including some talk about gay rights and politics.
On her sexuality: "My friends from home came over to support me, and we got in my parents’ big bed. They have this huge California king and we just stayed up eating ice cream. I’m not a lesbian, if that’s what you’re asking. I’d be the first person to tell the world I was gay. I’m not private about anything. I think you should live how you should live. But I’m strictly dickly. I can’t help it. I love sex and I love men."
On what life would be like if her dad was president: "Oh, Lord. You would have the craziest first daughter ever, who’d be making ridiculous headlines and hurting the administration every step of the way. That aside, I think Dad would have made an incredible president. The recession wouldn’t have been as bad as it is now. We wouldn’t be pulling troops out of Afghanistan and Iraq."
On supporting same-sex marriage: "Who people want to sleep with and who they want to love should not have anything to do with government politics at all. And if you see me in a gay bar, it’s only because they play the best music and my gay friends like to dance. Gay guys love me. It’s the big boobs and blonde hair."
Kendra Wilkinson has had quite the career evolution. She's gone from druggie stripper to Playboy Playmate to a reality star with a loving family; it's one modern version of settling down. In her book, Being Kendra: Cribs, Cocktails, and Getting My Sexy Back, out tomorrow, the former girl next door opens up about this transition. And while she found happiness with her new family, Kendra also struggled with postpartum depression. She talks about her personal battle and how she overcame it in the memoir, and gave us a taste of it this morning on Today, explaining that she's much more than a former playmate. Check out the clip below, and weigh in: do you think she's been misunderstood? Would you read her book?
Octogenarian Hugh Hefner shows no signs of slowing down, and neither does the Playboy Club brand he introduced 51 years ago. The club Gloria Steinem calls "one of the tackiest places on earth" has made its way back into the public consciousness first as a cameo in Mad Men and now thanks to a new NBC show about its prime in 1960s Chicago.
Now Playboy has plans to get in on the nostalgia by opening a Chicago Playboy Club down the street from the original, which shut down two decades ago. It will likely open sometime next year.
The Playboy-style objectification is already alive and well at Playboy Clubs in London, Las Vegas, and Cancun. Whilewe would never call the job of a bunny inherently empowering, when you compare the concept to modern strip clubs, the retro joints almost seem modest. Let's just hope that they don't require pelvic exams and STD screenings as they did when Gloria Steinem went undercover as a bunny in 1963. See some vintage photos now of the Playboy Club.