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Rating the Media’s Super Bowl Parties

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? Luckily for you, we’ve rated several parties.

The FishbowlNY Five Star Rating System™ is extremely technical, so read this carefully — one star means the party sucks, five means you should definitely pretend that you’re rich and cool enough to go. Below are the ratings, via The New York Post’s breakdown.

ESPN ★ ★ ★

Pros: Magic Johnson and Victor Cruz are attending. Performances from Kendrick Lamar and Robin Thicke.
Cons: Joe Flacco will be there. No one likes the Ravens.

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EXCLUSIVE: Your First Look at Adweek 35th Anniversary Cover

This is pretty iconic. To celebrate Adweek‘s 35th anniversary, the issue hitting newsstands Monday features on the cover industry vet Ron Berger, flanked by sons Cory (left) and Ryan (right).

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The photo was taken at the Berger family home in Bridgehampton by Jeremy Goldberg. Inside the November 11-17 issue is an associated photo portfolio “The Family Business”, showcasing other progeny who’ve assumed the ad industry mantle from mom and-or dad. Among those featured alongside the Bergers are Hugh Hefner with son Cooper and George Schweitzer, president of marketing at CBS, with wunderkind daughter Callie (currently the director of digital innovation at TIME magazine).

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Hugh Hefner Remembers Fellow Man of Leisure Jerry Buss

Playboy publisher Hugh Hefner was on ESPN 710 this morning with Max and Marcellus to give his remembrance of Lakers owner and fellow man of leisure Jerry Buss. Asked if Buss was a playboy, Hef replied “Well I really can’t speak from personal experience.”

Zing!

He continued: “He, as I have tried to do over the years, defied the limitations in terms of age and it was more than simply – he was young for his years and he had as many female friends as males, but he had a great many male friends, too. What he brought to the game as I say was unique and he will be truly missed.”

More transcripts here if you don’t feel like listening.

[Photo of Buss at October 30, 2006 Hollywood Walk of Fame induction ceremony: s_bukley/Shutterstock.com]

H/T Deadspin

Playboy is Making Some Curious Changes

Scott Flanders is Playboy Enterprises first CEO outside of the Hugh Hefner family, and he’s got some interesting ideas for the company. According to The Wall Street Journal, Flanders is working hard at expanding the licensing of the iconic Playboy brand (Playboy toothpaste? Maybe!) and wants people to think of Playboy as elegant. ”Our favorite line is, ‘Less sweatsuit, more Tom Ford,’” Kristin Patrick, CMO of the company, told the Journal.

It’s easy to get caught up in Playboy’s sweatsuit attack — it seems, at the very least, un-American — but the change that Flanders is brining that will surely catch the most attention is a new, nudity-free app:

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Playboy Wants Nothing to do with ‘Tanning Mom’

There is a God.

Patricia Krentcil, better known as the “tanning mom,” was caught on camera saying she would be interested in posing for Playboy if they ever called — which immediately sent chills down my spine.

Hugh Hefner‘s people caught wind of this story and immediately squashed the idea of the 44-year-old New Jersey woman taking her clothes off for the men’s publication.

According to TMZ:

One source says, “It wouldn’t even be considered” — Hef wouldn’t let TM pose in the magazine or ANY Playboy outlet. Simply put — Tanning Mom just isn’t Playboy material.

Playboy later went on the record and said, “It would definitely never happen.”

Whew.

Playboy Battles Vanity Fair Over Nudes of Marilyn Monroe

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, according to The New York Post, is rather annoyed over Vanity Fair’s claim.

“None of these nude photos were lost — in fact, they are in the Playboy photo archives, or have been previously published in Playboy,” a post on the magazine’s site bluntly states. “…We ran them 48 years ago, in our January 1964 issue, or again in January 2005. Sorry, Vanity Fair. Sometimes when something is too good to be true, it really is too good to be true. In the parlance of today: You got got.”

We’re not entirely sure that people actually say “you got got,” but you have to love that bitchy tone. A Vanity Fair spokesperson countered that Playboy’s attack isn’t correct, that some of the nude Monroe photos in its latest issue have, in fact, never been published.

Even with that disclaimer, we doubt that this is over. Apparently nothing lights a fire under Hugh Hefner like pointing out that he published a dead woman’s nudes first, so we look forward to whatever lies ahead.

Hugh Hefner Says Goodbye to Chicago

Playboy publisher Hugh Hefner officially said goodbye to Chicago this weekend, penning a guest op-ed column in the Chicago Tribune:

Chicago shaped Playboy in ways I didn’t realize at the time. New York City seemed a world away from the rest of America, sophisticated and socially advanced, detached from the remainder of the country. Chicago stood as the most significant representation of true, post-war America. The high-rises and subways brimmed with urban men who returned to the city after their experiences abroad and found themselves receptive to ideas that challenged their socially conservative surroundings.

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Marston Hefner Pleads No Contest in Assault Case

Marston Hefner pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor domestic violence charge after an incident last month with his girlfriend and 2011 Playboy Playmate of the Year Claire Sinclair.

The son of Hugh Hefner was sentenced to a 52-week domestic violence program and ordered to stay away from Sinclair for three years, according to the Pasadena City Prosecutor’s office.

If convicted in a trial, Marston Hefner faced more than a year behind bars.

Hugh Hefner’s Son Arrested After Domestic Incident

The son of Playboy founder Hugh Hefner was arrested Sunday night after an alleged incident with Playmate Claire Sinclair.

Marston Hefner, 21, was charged with battery on a spouse and was released from jail after posting $20,000 bail. No court date has been set.

According to E! News, the police arrived at the couple’s home in Pasadena before 11 p.m. and Sinclair suffered minor injuries.

Sinclair will drop the charges if Hefner makes a public apology and attends counseling. Read more

Playboy Moving Entire Operations to LA

Playboy is saying goodbye to Chicago for good.

The company’s headquarters are relocating from Chicago to Los Angeles on April 30. In December, the magazine announced the publishing team would move to the new Beverly Hills office by May, but now everyone from the Chicago office is packing up and headed west.

Chicago is the birthplace of founder Hugh Hefner and is where the magazine was created in 1953.

“Playboy’s executives have made the difficult decision to close the company’s Chicago office and move its headquarters to Los Angeles,” the company said in a statement. “The company’s roots began in Chicago, and the city will always be connected to the brand’s beginning.”

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