Those who have seen the Aussie actress’ naked scenes in Martin Scorsese’s Oscar-nominated movie would probably agree with him
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Thursday 15 July 2010
Tuesday 13 July 2010
Hugh Hefner, the famous lothario and founder of Playboy magazine, was last night fighting to keep control of the business empire he created more than five decades ago.
Sunday 27 June 2010
Dylan Jones: 'Priceless moments in Jerry Weintraub's autobiography include the scene at Gracelands the day after Elvis died'
Saturday 05 June 2010
There are many reasons to recommend Jerry Weintraub's autobiography (written with Rich Cohen), When I Stop Talking, You'll Know I'm Dead (published by Twelve). Stories about Sinatra. Stories about George Clooney and Brad Pitt (among many other things, Weintraub produced Ocean's Eleven, Twelve and Thirteen). Stories about George Bush.
Saturday 15 May 2010
It's now 50 years since the first Playboy Bunnies donned their tails, waggled their ears and performed the strange contortion known as the Bunny Dip to serve drinks to their suit-and-tie-wearing customers. When the original Playboy Club opened in Chicago in 1960, the ideal customer was "somebody with money and taste", as Hugh Hefner, the brand's now 84-year-old founder, tells me raspingly from his LA mansion. And he got such beaux sabreurs in droves to the Chicago, New York, London and myriad other Playboy establishments that were to follow. The Bunnies and what he calls their "clean, healthy, girl-next-door beauty" were, of course, the come-on – and, according to Hefner, the most crucial decision he made was to add collars and cuffs to their uniform: "Before that," he declares, "it looked like a bathing suit; they gave it elegance."
Wednesday 28 April 2010
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.
Tuesday 27 April 2010
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.
Saturday 20 February 2010
Tuesday 16 February 2010
A former Playboy Model of the Year walked free from court yesterday after being given a suspended sentence for attacking a woman in a nightclub toilet cubicle in a jealous row over her husband.
Monday 15 February 2010
A former Playboy Model of the Year will be sentenced today after being convicted of attacking a woman in a nightclub toilet cubicle in a jealous row over her husband.
Wednesday 20 January 2010
The 21-year-old cafe owner, Kirk McCambley, whose illicit affair with Iris Robinson made headlines across the world, has been inundated with lucrative offers to kiss and tell – and strip off.
Smilby: Cartoonist, advertising artist and authority on the blues celebrated for his work in 'Punch' and 'Playboy'
Thursday 07 January 2010
Smilby was one of the most successful cartoonists and advertising artists of his day, with a career that spanned nearly half a century. Perhaps best known for his contributions to Punch and his extensive colour work for Playboy magazine, he was also a leading authority on blues and gospel music who owned one of the world's most important collections of early 78 rpm recorded piano blues, and who was twice nominated for Sony Awards.
Monday 14 December 2009
Some red faces at Tesco, which had promised partners in its launch of iPhone sales that it would keep its pricing strategy secret until 10 December. Unfortunately, some bright spark decided to post the details on the grocer's website a day early. The page was taken down, but not before folk in the telecoms industry had spotted it and circulated the details to all and sundry.
Thursday 10 December 2009
It's hard keeping up with Tiger Woods' collection of alleged girlfriends. Not just because they keep popping up like fluffy rats in a fairground sideshow; nor because they're as likely to deny, as to admit, any involvement with the great sportsman – leading to suspicions they've been silenced by money. It's hard keeping up because they're so interchangeable. Mr Woods diligently favours the Las Vegas Babe look: white-skinned, breasty, leggy, bottle-blonde, perma-smiling, not seemingly overburdened with intelligence.
Tuesday 24 November 2009
Isis threat: Cameron wants an alliance with Iran
Scottish independence: English people overwhelmingly want Scotland to stay in the UK
Crisis? What crisis? A visiting US doctor gives the NHS a rave review
Russell Brand calls for Israel boycott: Comedian urges big businesses that 'facilitate the oppression of people in Gaza' to pull funding
Ukip MEP calls for reintroduction of death penalty on fiftieth anniversary of last deaths
Michael Brown shooting: Chaos erupts on the streets of Ferguson after autopsy shows teenager was shot six times – twice in the head
- 1 Michael Brown shooting: Police shoot and kill second young black man near Ferguson
- 2 James Foley 'beheaded': Isis video shows militant with British accent 'execute US journalist' – and warns Obama of more to come
- 3 Why are UK rail fares so expensive?
- 4 Here’s the damning letter Robin Williams wrote to his Mrs Doubtfire co-star's principal after they expelled her
- 5 Cilla Black defends Cliff Richard: 'I am positive that the allegations are without foundation'