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Originally posted 02/14/2012 01:45PM
Hugh Hefner's New Year's resolution may be to remain a bachelor, but when it comes to another holiday, the Playboy mogul is all about being in love.
"I'm a romantic, and Valentine's Day is the holiday for the romantics," Hefner, 85, tells PEOPLE. "Love and attraction between the sexes makes the world go 'round. Some people think religion is the civilizing force, but I think love is the civilizing force."
Tuesdays at the Playboy Mansion are typically reserved for game nights consisting of Dominos and cards, but Hefner is making an exception this week in honor of the holiday, at the request of his girlfriends Shera Berchard and Anna Berglund.
"We're going out to dinner," he says. We're going to eat Italian. We're going to Valentino [restaurant in Santa Monica, Calif.]"
Originally posted 02/13/2012 06:35PM
Hugh Hefner is holding hope things will work out after his son Marston Hefner was arrested for investigation of domestic violence on his live-in Playmate girlfriend Claire Sinclair.
"If they care about each other, they'll patch it up," the Playboy founder tells PEOPLE.
Marston, 21, was arrested without incident at approximately 10 p.m. Sunday and later released on $20,000 bail on the misdemeanor offense, according to Pasadena police.
According to online reports, Sinclair suffered minor injuries, and she appeared to address the matter on Twitter.
Originally posted 12/19/2011 06:30PM
Hugh Hefner believes Lindsay Lohan's Marilyn Monroe-themed Playboy pictorial will be a keepsake – but the media mogul admits he initially had doubts about featuring the embattled actress on its cover.
"The concept came from my editors," Hefner, 85, told PEOPLE during a recent interview at the Playboy Mansion in L.A.
"I had mixed emotions to begin with," he said. "I could not have anticipated, quite frankly, that it would turn out to be such a sensational newsworthy event, or that the pictorial would turn out so well."
Originally posted 12/13/2011 02:00PM
How is Lindsay Lohan spending the week leading up to her highly-anticipated Playboy issue release? Flaunting that voluptuous body on the beaches of Hawaii, of course!
Just days after the January/February 2012 double issue was leaked on the Internet, the 25-year-old starlet was spotted enjoying a day at the beach while on vacation in the island paradise.
Her colorful leopard print bikini and natural pony-tailed hairstyle was a far cry from the magazine spread, for which she was outfitted with bombshell curls, bright red lipstick and nothing but heels as she channeled Marilyn Monroe.
Originally posted 12/10/2011 03:30PM
Lindsay Lohan, who poses nude in Playboy in a Marilyn Monroe-inspired layout, says she's learned much from the screen goddess.
"Sex and sexuality are a part of nature, and I go along with nature," Lohan, 25, tells the magazine in its January/February issue. "I think Marilyn Monroe once said that. I certainly agree with her."
Lohan, who is vacationing with her sister Ali in Hawaii, puts great importance on "knowing yourself and your body because it gives you confidence."
"It’s a very male-dominated world to begin with, so knowing yourself and being comfortable with your body is an important thing for me as a woman," she says.
Originally posted 12/10/2011 10:25AM
Playboy photos of Lindsay Lohan wearing nothing but red lipstick wound up on the Internet on Friday, several days before the magazine was to hit newsstands.
As promised by Hugh Hefner, the spread is an homage to Marilyn Monroe's iconic photo in Playboy, with Lohan as a platinum blonde sprawled against a red velvet background.
In an interview accompanying the photo spread, Lohan, 25, says, "I have no idea why there is this fascination with everything I do."
Originally posted 12/07/2011 04:30PM
Playboy revealed a little more than it wanted to.
Somebody got an early copy of the Lindsay Lohan issue and soon the cover photo of the starlet straddling the famous bunny logo flooded the Internet.
The official cover image from the January/February issue, featuring a nude photo spread of Lohan channeling Marilyn Monroe, won't be out until Dec. 15 and the magazine is to hit newsstands later in the month.
Originally posted 11/07/2011 07:55PM
Lindsay Lohan will bare more than her body in Playboy.
Reps for the magazine and the troubled actress, 25, who served a four-hour jail sentence over the weekend, officially confirmed Monday that she'll be featured in both pictures and words in the January/February issue.
"The pictorial is absolutely fantastic and very tasteful," her rep says, "and will be accompanied by an interview that will let readers see another side of Lindsay."
Originally posted 07/28/2011 01:00PM
There's only one rule when hooking up with Hugh Hefner in the bedroom: There are no rules – or so reveals Miss June 2004.
"I've heard girls say they have a lot of fun in there," says Hiromi Oshima, a Playmate who spoke to PEOPLE during Playboy TV's "TV for 2" party Tuesday night at the Playboy Mansion.
In fact, many Playmates were quick to defend Hefner after his ex-fiancée Crystal Harris said on Howard Stern's radio show that her only sexual encounter with the 85-year-old Playboy founder lasted "like two seconds."
Originally posted 07/26/2011 05:45PM
Crystal Harris is moving on from Hugh Hefner, but not without taking a few parting shots at her former fiancé.
Harris, 24, said Tuesday on Sirius XM Radio's Howard Stern Show that sex with the 85-year-old Playboy founder lasted "like two seconds."
"Then I was just over it," she says. "I was like, 'Ahhh.' I was over it. I just like, walked away. I'm not turned on by Hef, sorry."
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