News Kate Moss' long-awaited Playboy 60th Anniversary cover was unveiled online today

The British supermodel posed as the cover star for the men’s magazine’s 60th anniversary issue

Hefner helps save Hollywood sign

The Hollywood sign, a beacon to stars and star-struck alike, has been saved from urban sprawl under a land conservation pact announced after a donation by the Playboy founder Hugh Hefner capped a multimillion-dollar fundraising drive.

Hollywood sign spared from developers

The Hollywood sign has been spared from urban sprawl and will stand unobscured to welcome future actors, writers and Austrian bodybuilders, California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger said.

Did The Runaways start pop's sexual revolution?

Cherie Currie's knickers changed the course of popular music history. When, in 1976, she appeared on stage in a basque, fishnet stockings and her pants, which might have been the standard attire if you're handing out cocktails at a Brewer Street clip joint but not so much if you were a 16-year-old girl straight out of a high school in Encino, she prematurely and unknowingly fired the starting gun in a sexual arms race which has dominated pop ever since.

Hit & Run: Antarctic undies

It's a winter's morning on a blustery station platform. A line of inappropriately attired, angry people produce storm clouds of breath. Red ears, a loss of feeling in the fingers and chapped lips can do that to a commuter. Then someone saunters past. They're wearing a combination of super-light, wind-proof and water-resistant technology stuffed with down feathers. The warmth hugging their body is matched only by the heat generated by their self-satisfied cheeks.

Stephen Foley: Can Hefner bear to part with Playboy?

US Outlook Someone needs to persuade Hugh Hefner to hang up his dressing gown. The 83-year-old founder of Playboy magazine is in talks about selling his company, according to rumours swirling on the New York Stock Exchange, but it remains uncertain if the old lech can bear to part with it.

Hugh Hefner: Bunny Guy

Entrepreneurial spirit and a bid for sexual freedom were behind Hugh Hefner's launch of Playboy in 1952. So why does he describe himself as a romantic? In LA, Jaci Stephen meets the man in the silk pyjamas

'Hip, cool, unusual': Marge Simpson goes nude

She has just turned 20, boasts an hour-glass figure, and has millions of male admirers around the world. But there Marge Simpson’s similarity with your average Playboy cover-girl ends.

Sarah Sands: What a chap wants in bed – TV and a sarnie

Stereotypically, the female areas of a house are the kitchen and the bedroom. Mail order brides are advised that they will need to perform in both. The male areas of the home are the downstairs lavatory and the garden shed.

Guy Adams: Jack of all trades, a master of Hollywood

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'Playboy' wins rights to serialise lost Nabokov novella

In a symbolic marriage of high culture and low-brow titillation that recalls its glory days, Playboy is to serialise the final work of the Russian-born American novelist, Vladimir Nabokov, which has stayed hidden for more than 30 years.

Sarah Sands: Will old goat be on the menu at Berlusconi's summit?

A petition by Italian women academics that calls on wives of G8 leaders to boycott the forthcoming summit in Italy as a protest against the behaviour of President Berlusconi is gaining signatures. The main topic on the agenda of the L'Aquila summit in July is the stabilisation of Afghanistan, but the chief subject of conversation is likely to be the heroically/disgracefully goatish behaviour of Silvio Berlusconi.

Hit & Run: Twins spell trouble in Hugh's harem

That Hugh Hefner, eh? Age cannot wither him, nor custom stale his infinite variety – or the infinite non-variety of his girlfriends.

Catherine Townsend: Want to live longer? Be a sugar daddy!

So researchers have confirmed what Hugh Hefner figured out a long time ago: That men who marry younger women live longer. They say that men who hook up with women seven to nine years younger cut the risk of premature death by 11 percent ,while those with brides 15 to 17 years younger cut their chances of dying early by a fifth.

Bettie Page: Queen of the Fifties pin-ups who became a cult figure

Though her modelling career only spanned seven years in the Fifties, the American pin-up Bettie Page fuelled many a fantasy and helped usher in the sexual revolution of the Sixties.

Christie Hefner to step down as Playboy chief

Christie Hefner plans to step down next year as chairman and chief executive of Playboy Enterprises Inc (PLA.N) after two decades on the job, the adult entertainment company said yesterday.

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