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Revolving Door Newsletter: 04.04.14
David Letterman Leaving Late Show; Changes at Self

So What Do You Do, Hugh Hefner, Founder of Playboy Enterprises?
The legendary playboy talks about creating an iconic public image, the brand's possible sale, and what he'd do differently if he was starting in media today.

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Rating the Media's Super Bowl Parties - Posted January 31, 2014
Several media companies are going to throw Super Bowl parties this weekend. While we appreciate the tradition, it always presents a problem: How do you choose which one to attend? Or, more specifically, how do you choose which one to imagine yourself attending when in reality you're at home eating Doritos?... [Fishbowl NY]

Rating the Media's Super Bowl Parties - Posted January 31, 2014
Several media companies are going to throw Super Bowl parties this weekend. While we appreciate the tradition, it always presents a problem: How do you choose which one to attend? Or, more specifically, how do you choose which one to imagine yourself attending when in reality you're at home eating Doritos?... [FishbowlNY]

Kate Moss to Pose Naked for Playboy's 60th Anniversary Issue - Posted November 13, 2013
Attention creepy old dudes who subscribe to Playboy: Kate Moss -- who will be 40 years old in January -- is taking it all off for the magazine. The Los Angeles Times ... [Fishbowl NY]

Kate Moss to Pose Naked for Playboy's 60th Anniversary Issue - Posted November 13, 2013
Attention creepy old dudes who subscribe to Playboy: Kate Moss -- who will be 40 years old in January -- is taking it all off for the magazine. The Los Angeles Times ... [FishbowlNY]

Playboy's New iPhone App Pushes All the Right Buttons - Posted April 2, 2013
Beyond the beating that email gave to the U.S. Postal Service, it's difficult to imagine a brand more threatened by the Internet and digital technology than Playboy. We're a little surprised that the old bunny is still around, because today anyone can access pretty much every imag... [PRNewser]

5 Tips for Social Media Event Planning and Activation - Posted March 4, 2013
Today we bring you a guest post courtesy of Cara Kleinhaut, founder of award-winning event creative, production and design agency Caravents. In the last few weeks alone, Caravents has organized and promoted events r... [PRNewser]

Can Licensing Save the Playboy Brand? - Posted February 20, 2013
Say what you will about Playboy, notorious purveyor of softcore smut and reality TV (which are pretty much the same thing)--Hugh Hefner's creation remains an iconic American brand synonymous with "the good life" and a healthy serving of old-school misogyny. Unfort... [PRNewser]

Cover Battle: Businessweek or Playboy - Posted November 1, 2012
Welcome back to FishbowlNY's weekly Cover Battle. This week we have Bloomberg Businessweek versus Playboy. Businessweek features a bold statement that is sure to create controversy among people who are idiots. ... [Fishbowl NY]

Cover Battle: Businessweek or Playboy - Posted November 1, 2012
Welcome back to FishbowlNY's weekly Cover Battle. This week we have Bloomberg Businessweek versus Playboy. Businessweek features a bold statement that is sure to create controversy among people who are idiots. ... [FishbowlNY]

PR and Porn Part 2: The Insider - Posted October 9, 2012
In yesterday's first chapter of our week-long series "PR and Porn," we introduced you to Br... [PRNewser]

Neville Wakefield to Consult for Playboy - Posted August 31, 2012
Playboy has hired Neville Wakefield as a consultant on marketing projects, ... [Fishbowl NY]

Neville Wakefield to Consult for Playboy - Posted August 31, 2012
Playboy has hired Neville Wakefield as a consultant on marketing projects, ... [FishbowlNY]

Most Popular FishbowlNY Stories for the Week - Posted May 18, 2012
Here's a look at what FishbowlNY stories made the most buzz this week. Playboy Battles Vanity Fair Over Nudes of Marilyn Monroe, May 11 ... [FishbowlLA]

Playboy Wants Nothing to do with 'Tanning Mom' - Posted May 14, 2012
There is a God. Patricia Krentcil, better known as the "tanning mom," was caught... [FishbowlLA]

Playboy Battles Vanity Fair Over Nudes of Marilyn Monroe - Posted May 11, 2012
Marilyn Monroe, despite being dead for 50 years, still has a knack for stirring up controversy. The latest incident comes to us thanks to Vanity Fair, which promises to showcase Monroe's "Lost Nudes." Playboy, ... [FishbowlLA]

President Obama Reads The New York Times, Not Playboy - Posted April 26, 2012
In the latest issue of Rolling Stone, President Barack Obama gives a wide-ranging interview, a... [Fishbowl NY]

President Obama Reads The New York Times, Not Playboy - Posted April 26, 2012
In the latest issue of Rolling Stone, President Barack Obama gives a wide-ranging interview, a... [FishbowlNY]

Hugh Hefner Says Goodbye to Chicago - Posted April 23, 2012
Playboy publisher Hugh Hefner officially said goodbye to Chicago this weekend, penning a guest op-ed column in the ... [FishbowlLA]

'20/20' Interviews Meteorologist John Bolaris About His Roofied and Robbed Story - Posted March 29, 2012
Longtime WTXF meteorologist John Bolaris, who left the station earlier this year following ... [TVSpy]

Marston Hefner Pleads No Contest in Assault Case - Posted March 20, 2012
Marston Hefner pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor domesti... [FishbowlLA]

Hugh Hefner's Son Arrested After Domestic Incident - Posted February 13, 2012
The son of Playboy founder Hugh Hefner was arrested Sunday night after an alleged incident with Playmate Claire Sinclair. ... [GalleyCat]

LiLo Playboy Cover Breaking Sales Records? - Posted December 19, 2011
Is Hugh Hefner full of hot air? The Playboy publisher tweeted Sunday that "the ... [FishbowlLA]

Judge Doesn't Want Copy of LiLo's Playboy Issue - Posted December 14, 2011
Lindsay Lohan and Judge Stephanie Sautner sure have come a long way these past few months. After it appeared the actress was headed back to jail (for more tha... [10,000 Words]

Judge Doesn't Want Copy of LiLo's Playboy Issue - Posted December 14, 2011
Lindsay Lohan and Judge Stephanie Sautner sure have come a long way these past few months. After it appeared the actress was headed back to jail (for more tha... [FishbowlLA]

Lindsay Lohan Misses Ellen Appearance - Posted December 13, 2011
Lindsay Lohan had quite the Hawaiian getaway this past weekend. Someone stole $10,000 from her Chanel purse, she ... [FishbowlLA]

Playboy Publishing Leaving Chicago For LA - Posted December 13, 2011
The writing was on the wall in April when Playboy editorial director and chief content officer Jimmy Jellinek ... [FishbowlLA]

Playboy To Release Lindsay Lohan Issue Early - Posted December 10, 2011
Due to the leak this week of the Lindsay Lohan Playboy cover and spread, ... [FishbowlLA]

Lindsay Lohan to Debut Playboy Spread on Ellen - Posted December 7, 2011
Congrats (?) to Ellen DeGeneres for landing the debut of Lindsay Lohan's Playboy ... [FishbowlLA]

Lawsuit Filed Against Playboy For Favoring Women - Posted November 28, 2011
Steve Frye attended the "Lace Meets Leather" party at the Playboy Mansion and was blown away by the fact that men had to pay $1,000 while women got in for free. He was so blown away by having to pay that Frye... [FishbowlLA]

Playboy Moving to Beverly Hills in 2012 - Posted November 7, 2011
And since we are on the topic of Playboy, Hugh Hefner... [FishbowlLA]

Happy Holidays: Lindsay Lohan's Playboy Spread Hits Newsstands in December - Posted November 7, 2011
Dental work. Check. Five hours in jail. Check. Playboy photo shoot. Check. Things are ... [FishbowlLA]

Playboy Pays Lindsay Lohan $1 Million to Pose Nude - Posted October 25, 2011
Posing nude might not be the best career choice for Lindsay Lohan. Hell, it's probably not the best life choice. But she could be doing something much worse. According to TMZ, Playboy m... [Fishbowl NY]

Playboy Pays Lindsay Lohan $1 Million to Pose Nude - Posted October 25, 2011
Posing nude might not be the best career choice for Lindsay Lohan. Hell, it's probably not the best life choice. But she could be doing something much worse. According to TMZ, Playboy m... [FishbowlNY]

Lindsay Lohan to Appear Nude in Playboy - Posted October 25, 2011
And the former child star doesn't come cheap. TMZ is reporting that Lohan will receive something more than Hef's original $750K offer, but less than her million dollar asking price. Shooting for the nu... [FishbowlLA]

Most Popular FishbowlNY Stories for the Week - Posted September 16, 2011
Here's a look at what FishbowlNY stories made the most buzz this week. October Issue of Playboy Price is 60 Cents, September 13 ... [Fishbowl NY]

Most Popular FishbowlNY Stories for the Week - Posted September 16, 2011
Here's a look at what FishbowlNY stories made the most buzz this week. October Issue of Playboy Price is 60 Cents, September 13 ... [FishbowlNY]

October Issue of Playboy Price is 60 Cents - Posted September 13, 2011
Hugh Hefner is slashing the October issue of Playboy's price tag to 60 cents in an effort to make grown men salivate/tie the issue to the upcoming NBC show "... [Fishbowl NY]

October Issue of Playboy Price is 60 Cents - Posted September 13, 2011
Hugh Hefner is slashing the October issue of Playboy's price tag to 60 cents in an effort to make grown men salivate/tie the issue to the upcoming NBC show "... [FishbowlNY]

Playboy Lowers Price to 60 Cents for October Issue - Posted September 12, 2011
In honor of NBC's new series The Playboy Club, Playboy is publishing a 1961-themed issue that will retail for just 60 cents -- the same price the magazine sold for in 1961. Laura Benanti from The Playboy Club is on the cover ... [FishbowlLA]

Hugh Hefner Is Alive, Twitter - Posted July 12, 2011
It's a strange phenomenon, these celebrity Twitter deaths that runs rampant on the network from time to time. Someone (for reasons that are completely unknown to me) starts the rumor that a particular larger-than-life figure has died, other latch on, and soon "RIP Celebrity" is trending on Twitter. Hugh Hefner was the... [10,000 Words]

Hugh Hefner Is Alive, Twitter - Posted July 12, 2011
It's a strange phenomenon, these celebrity Twitter deaths that runs rampant on the network from time to time. Someone (for reasons that are completely unknown to me) starts the rumor that a particular larger-than-life figure has died, other latch on, and soon "RIP Celebrity" is trending on Twitter. Hugh Hefner was the... [AllTwitter]

Hefner's Revenge: Affixes 'Runaway Bride' Sticker to Newest Playboy - Posted June 16, 2011
This week started out pretty rough for Hugh Hefner. Crystal Harris dumped him five days before their wedding, and that was made worse by the fact that Harris ... [Fishbowl NY]

Hefner's Revenge: Affixes 'Runaway Bride' Sticker to Newest Playboy - Posted June 16, 2011
This week started out pretty rough for Hugh Hefner. Crystal Harris dumped him five days before their wedding, and that was made worse by the fact that Harris ... [FishbowlNY]

The Incredibly Ill-Timed But Hilariously Funny Crystal & Hef Parody Video - Posted June 14, 2011
Shortly after this Funny or Die video hit the web, Playboy model Crystal Harris called off her wedding to Hugh Hefner. No reason has been given, but as she says in the video, "My fiance is 60 years older than me and I don't understand his references!" ... [GalleyCat]

A Little Late | Yankees Have All The Fun | Dude Looks Like a Lady - Posted May 12, 2011
PRNewser: More from the Facebook mishap this morning, as the PR firm explains the social network's "assignment should have been... [FishbowlLA]

Los Angeles Journalist Interviews Helen Thomas For Playboy - Posted March 21, 2011
Helen Thomas, who was booted from the White House press corps last year after making controversial statements about Israel, took up the topic again in ... [FishbowlLA]

Playboy Adds New Columnists - Posted February 24, 2011
Playboy has added three new columnists to its roster - Lisa Lampanelli, Nick Tosches and Brooklyn favorite ... [Fishbowl NY]

Playboy Adds New Columnists - Posted February 24, 2011
Playboy has added three new columnists to its roster - Lisa Lampanelli, Nick Tosches and Brooklyn favorite ... [FishbowlNY]

Just Reading Playboy for the Ads - Posted January 13, 2011
In the same week that Playboy Enterprises announced that it would ... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Playboy Trouble: How Twitter Tinkered With Hugh Hefner's Engagement - Posted January 13, 2011
Once in a while, celebrity news reminds us just how gossip-y Twitter can be. This week, Hugh Hefner got engaged to one of his Playmates, Crystal Harris, and the news came out on Twitter. Of course, gossip web sites have been spreading news like this for ages, but when tweets are... [AllTwitter]

Playboy Goes Private - Posted January 10, 2011
When people can go pretty much anywhere online to see naked women, how does a monthly magazine that built its reputation on pornography (and articles!) stay relevant? Well, it's not that easy. Playboy magazine has been hurting for quite some time now (it currently has over $100 million in debt), but... [Fishbowl NY]

Playboy Goes Private - Posted January 10, 2011
When people can go pretty much anywhere online to see naked women, how does a monthly magazine that built its reputation on pornography (and articles!) stay relevant? Well, it's not that easy. Playboy magazine has been hurting for quite some time now (it currently has over $100 million in debt), but... [FishbowlNY]

Is That a Hard Drive in Your Pocket, or Are You Just Happy to See 56 Years of Playboy? - Posted November 30, 2010
Playboy is putting the "hard" in hard drive, teaming up with Bondi Digital Publishing... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Bankruptcy on the Horizon for National Enquirer Publisher - Posted November 1, 2010
American Media Inc., publisher of several titles including National Enquirer, Shape, Star, and Radar Onli... [FishbowlLA]

What Is That Topless Lady Doing With The Sunday New York Times? - Posted October 4, 2010
We stumbled upon this page from an article in the January 1972 issue of Playboy. The article is called "What To Do With The Sunday New York Times" and the text in the lower right hand corner reads: ecology freaks, take note: all the news that's fit to print is fit to use! The... [FishbowlLA]

Playboy Makes An Offer To Ines Sainz - Posted September 30, 2010
Apparently Hugh Hefner is a fan of Ines Sainz. The TV Azteca reporter reportedly received an offer to ap... [SportsNewser]

Extreme Makeover: Online Profile Tips at SXSW - Posted March 18, 2010
Web 2.0 consultant Leora Israel photographs Nick McGlynn during their SXSW panel. One of the major themes at SXSW was how do you effectively manage your privacy while simultaneously managing a stellar online profile? Beyond the big think talks on the subject (Doug Rushkoff and danah boyd... [Fishbowl NY]

Extreme Makeover: Online Profile Tips at SXSW - Posted March 18, 2010
Web 2.0 consultant Leora Israel photographs Nick McGlynn during their SXSW panel. One of the major themes at SXSW was how do you effectively manage your privacy while simultaneously managing a stellar online profile? Beyond the big think talks on the subject (Doug Rushkoff and danah boyd... [FishbowlNY]

John Mayer Is So Over "F***ing Lots of Girls" - Posted February 10, 2010
Wanna save traditional media? Just talk to a crazy musician for your next feature. Seriously, the more Kanye stages an impromptu award show protest or Lady Gaga tells ... [Fishbowl NY]

John Mayer Is So Over "F***ing Lots of Girls" - Posted February 10, 2010
Wanna save traditional media? Just talk to a crazy musician for your next feature. Seriously, the more Kanye stages an impromptu award show protest or Lady Gaga tells ... [FishbowlNY]

Mediabistro Reports On Jobs|The City's Dirtiest Media Cafeterias|Boston Globe Publisher Gets $1.4M|Playboy Replaces Photo Editor|Times Seeks Private School Reporter|The Magazine Revolution Is Near - Posted January 14, 2010
... [Fishbowl NY]

Mediabistro Reports On Jobs|The City's Dirtiest Media Cafeterias|Boston Globe Publisher Gets $1.4M|Playboy Replaces Photo Editor|Times Seeks Private School Reporter|The Magazine Revolution Is Near - Posted January 14, 2010
... [FishbowlNY]

Porn Producer Buys Into Playboy - Posted December 18, 2009
Hugh Hefner's company, which has become increasingly flaccid in the last year due to shrinkage of finances and investors, just got a huge shot of Viagra in the form of one of the adult industry's biggest names. No, not ... [Fishbowl NY]

Porn Producer Buys Into Playboy - Posted December 18, 2009
Hugh Hefner's company, which has become increasingly flaccid in the last year due to shrinkage of finances and investors, just got a huge shot of Viagra in the form of one of the adult industry's biggest names. No, not ... [FishbowlNY]

Playboy Promotes Jellinek To Chief Content Officer - Posted December 1, 2009
Playboy Enterprises has promoted Playboy magazine's editorial director Jimmy Jellinek... [Fishbowl NY]

Playboy Promotes Jellinek To Chief Content Officer - Posted December 1, 2009
Playboy Enterprises has promoted Playboy magazine's editorial director Jimmy Jellinek... [FishbowlNY]

Playboy Strikes Deal With AMI - Posted November 24, 2009
Two weeks ago, news leaked that Playboy Enterprises was in talks to sell ... [Fishbowl NY]

Playboy Strikes Deal With AMI - Posted November 24, 2009
Two weeks ago, news leaked that Playboy Enterprises was in talks to sell ... [FishbowlNY]

Newsweek Editor Defends Palin Cover - Posted November 17, 2009
Newsweek's cover story on Sarah Palin -- and the accompanying cover photo -- raised a lot of eyebrows this week, including that of the former Alask... [Fishbowl NY]

Newsweek Editor Defends Palin Cover - Posted November 17, 2009
Newsweek's cover story on Sarah Palin -- and the accompanying cover photo -- raised a lot of eyebrows this week, including that of the former Alask... [FishbowlNY]

Kushner Sought Sorkin For Observer Post|Thomson Reuters Says No To Print|Playboy Updates|NYT Corrects FNC-Related Headline|How To Survive A Layoff - Posted November 6, 2009
Daily Intel: ... [Fishbowl NY]

Kushner Sought Sorkin For Observer Post|Thomson Reuters Says No To Print|Playboy Updates|NYT Corrects FNC-Related Headline|How To Survive A Layoff - Posted November 6, 2009
Daily Intel: ... [FishbowlNY]

NYT's New Bay Area Blog|Playboy Cuts Rate Base|Us Weekly Officially Names Min's Successor|Conde Nast Traveler Pairs With Gilt Groupe - Posted October 21, 2009
... [Fishbowl NY]

NYT's New Bay Area Blog|Playboy Cuts Rate Base|Us Weekly Officially Names Min's Successor|Conde Nast Traveler Pairs With Gilt Groupe - Posted October 21, 2009
... [FishbowlNY]

We Bombed The Moon|An Interview With FTC Assistant Director Cleland|USA TODAY's Circulation Is Down|Playboy Bunny Marge Simpson - Posted October 9, 2009
The Daily Show With Jon StewartMon - Thurs 11p / 10c<td style='padding:2px 1px 0px 5px;' colspa... [Fishbowl NY]

We Bombed The Moon|An Interview With FTC Assistant Director Cleland|USA TODAY's Circulation Is Down|Playboy Bunny Marge Simpson - Posted October 9, 2009
The Daily Show With Jon StewartMon - Thurs 11p / 10c<td style='padding:2px 1px 0px 5px;' colspa... [FishbowlNY]

Playgirl and Playboy Make Matching 'Celebrity' PR Moves - Posted October 9, 2009
Both Playgirl and Playboy are getting aggressive with "celebrity" PR maneuvers this week. Marge Simpson ... [PRNewser]

CNN Avoids Booking Talk Radio Hosts|Playboy and Maxim Go Well Together|MTV Reveals Revamped Schedule|Portfolio.com Returns|Conn. Paper's Publisher Emerges From Ch. 11 - Posted August 12, 2009
TVNewser: ... [Fishbowl NY]

CNN Avoids Booking Talk Radio Hosts|Playboy and Maxim Go Well Together|MTV Reveals Revamped Schedule|Portfolio.com Returns|Conn. Paper's Publisher Emerges From Ch. 11 - Posted August 12, 2009
TVNewser: ... [FishbowlNY]

Media Web Turns 10|Vote For An AgencySpy-Inspired Short Film|Glamour Gets Infected|Playboy CEO Flanders Believes In Print|IAC CEO Diller Says No To Ads On Daily Beast - Posted June 10, 2009
TVNewser: Jon Friedman's Media Web ... [Fishbowl NY]

Media Web Turns 10|Vote For An AgencySpy-Inspired Short Film|Glamour Gets Infected|Playboy CEO Flanders Believes In Print|IAC CEO Diller Says No To Ads On Daily Beast - Posted June 10, 2009
TVNewser: Jon Friedman's Media Web ... [FishbowlNY]

LA Mayor Dates Local TV Anchor|Conan O'Brien Hosts First "Tonight Show"|Playboy Confirms CEO Pick|Porfolio's Margolick Heads To Newsweek|Hearst Sells Stake In E Ink - Posted June 2, 2009
... [Fishbowl NY]

LA Mayor Dates Local TV Anchor|Conan O'Brien Hosts First "Tonight Show"|Playboy Confirms CEO Pick|Porfolio's Margolick Heads To Newsweek|Hearst Sells Stake In E Ink - Posted June 2, 2009
... [FishbowlNY]

Playboy Eyes New CEO - Posted June 1, 2009
Has Playboy Enterprises finally found someone to permanently take the reins of the faltering company? The Wall Street Journal ... [Fishbowl NY]

Playboy Eyes New CEO - Posted June 1, 2009
Has Playboy Enterprises finally found someone to permanently take the reins of the faltering company? The Wall Street Journal ... [FishbowlNY]

Playboy Looking For A Buyer? - Posted May 22, 2009
Would Hugh Hefner ever sell his bunny-eared empire? Maybe. The New York Post's Keith Kelly ... [Fishbowl NY]

Playboy Looking For A Buyer? - Posted May 22, 2009
Would Hugh Hefner ever sell his bunny-eared empire? Maybe. The New York Post's Keith Kelly ... [FishbowlNY]

Playboy Not Playing With New York - Posted March 24, 2009
Playboy is closing down its New York office. The company confirmed today that they re vacating their lush pad on 5th Avenue and laying off 100 employees here in the city. ... [MediaJobsDaily]

Santelli Fallout Continues After He Bails on Jon Stewart - Posted March 5, 2009
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Santelli Fallout Continues After He Bails on Jon Stewart - Posted March 5, 2009
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What Surprised Michael Wolff Most About Rupert Murdoch May Also Surprise You! - Posted December 10, 2008
The party for Michael Wolff's much ballyhooed official Rupert Murdoch biography The Man Who Owns the News was held last night at the stunning penthouse of Milk Studios on the West... [Fishbowl NY]

What Surprised Michael Wolff Most About Rupert Murdoch May Also Surprise You! - Posted December 10, 2008
The party for Michael Wolff's much ballyhooed official Rupert Murdoch biography The Man Who Owns the News was held last night at the stunning penthouse of Milk Studios on the West... [FishbowlNY]

Buy a Wonka Bar, Go to American Idol/Be on American Idol, Go to Playboy - Posted March 2, 2007
Wonka Chocolate bars, which seem to exist only in 99 cent stores, are offering the chance to win a trip to Hollywood and tickets to the American Idol Finale. You don't even have to try the chocolate and graham cracker conf... [FishbowlLA]

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