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Kate Moss to Pose Naked for Playboy’s 60th Anniversary Issue

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 reports that the model will grace the cover of Playboy’s 60th anniversary issue and be featured inside.

Jimmy Jellinek, Playboy’s editorial director, told the LA Times that Moss made sense because she is “a global icon.” She was also willing to get naked for money. That probably helped.

“You’re talking about the face of Burberry, the biggest supermodel in the world on the cover of Playboy,” added Jellinek. ”She’s the perfect partner for us to help launch the next 60 years.”

Moss’ shoot was overseen by Marcus Pigott and Mert Atlas. As you can see from the photo above, the duo had Moss pose in typical Playboy duds, like bunny ears, French cuffs and black stockings.

The longer you stare at that photo the weirder it gets. Why did Playboy ever deem rabbits sexy? They’re kind of gross when you think about it. They’re basically rats with bigger ears.

Anyway, Playboy’s 60th anniversary issue hits newsstands early next month.

[Image: Playboy/Marcus Pigott and Mert Atlas]

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Playboy Publishing Leaving Chicago For LA

The writing was on the wall in April when Playboy editorial director and chief content officer Jimmy Jellinek moved to Los Angeles, but now it’s official — Hugh Hefner is relocating his Chicago-based publishing team to Los Angeles.

Playboy‘s editorial, art and photo departments will be based out of the company’s new Beverly Hills office by May 2012, according to Time Out Chicago.

“Some of the magazine’s Chicago employees have been asked to relocate, while others have been asked to stay on in Chicago to ensure a seamless transition,” Playboy spokeswoman Theresa Hennessey said Tuesday in a statement.

October Issue of Playboy Price is 60 Cents

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 “The Playboy Club.” The issue even features Laura Benanti, a star of the show, on the cover. A photo spread of her playing checkers — or something like that — is also found inside.

The tactic appears to have worked so far. Playboy’s Editorial Director, Jimmy Jellinek, told The Chicago Tribune that ad pages were up 70 percent for the issue (which hits newsstands Friday) compared with last year.

“This issue is a love letter to vintage Playboy” said Jellinek. And to guys who might just stock up while the price is right.

Every Issue of Playboy Now Available on iPad

Playboy has just made it easier to be creepy on the go. Every single issue of the men’s monthly - all 60 years of them – is now available on the iPad. The service, titled iPlayboy, allows consumers to subscribe for $8 per month or $60 per year to see the complete, uncensored archives.

We now turn to Jimmy Jellinek, Playboy’s Chief Content Officer, who gives The Chicago Tribune some choice quotes, hoping none of them make him sound like a pervert:

Jellinek is optimistic people will pony up the $8 per month or $60 per year for a service that’s ‘meant to appeal to that sense of collective nostalgia and affinity.’ He calls the website ‘the world’s sexiest time machine’ and ‘an anthology of cool’ for a magazine he refers to as ‘the Mount Rushmore of literary greatness.’

We have to give Jellinek some credit, “anthology of cool” sounds a lot better than “Magazine that old dudes look at while they’re in the bathroom.”

Playboy Promotes Jellinek To Chief Content Officer

playboyhandler.jpgPlayboy Enterprises has promoted Playboy magazine’s editorial director Jimmy Jellinek to the newly created position of chief content officer.

In his new position, the former editor-in-chief of Maxim and Stuff will now oversee the content on all of Playboy Enterprises’ media platforms. This move expands Jellinek’s reach from oversight of Playboy‘s print and online content to all print, online, mobile, TV, film and radio content coming from the minds of Hugh Hefner and company.

Jellinek’s promotion comes less than a week after news broke about Playboy’s deal with American Media Inc., handing over certain aspects of the back-end of the business to the National Enquirer publisher.

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