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Posts Tagged ‘Kevin Burns’

New York Times Magazine Uncorks Fabulous Hugh Hefner Profile

After spending some time in Los Angeles before Christmas with Playboy potentate Hugh Hefner, Charles McGrath proves via this weekend’s New York Times Magazine that you can freshly report on a man who has been covered and tweeted about ad nauseum. Beginning with a killer lede:

Hugh Hefner already has his final resting place picked out and paid for: a crypt next to Marilyn Monroe’s in the Westwood neighborhood of Los Angeles. Not that he has plans to use it anytime soon.

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ELLE: Daphne Merkin At Playboy Mansion

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ELLE’s issue for June has an engrossing story by Daphne Merkin on The Girls Next Door–ie Hef’s gal-pals, Kendra, Holly and Bridget. What publicist would let Merkin (despite her last name and predilection for spanking) within 50 miles of the Mansion?

Kendra isn’t happy about the piece,according to Page Six. But to add insult to injury, Hef’s letter of appreciation to Merkin is quoted, and despite what he said on Larry King, Hef’s a fan of Merkin’s work:

I just finished reading your article… and think it’s the best, most perceptive piece on the show to date

Pillow talk tonight?

Merkin also does a bit of sucking up to producer Kevin Burns, calling him “the show’s unlikely and cerebral producer”. Unlikely? He’s the guy who made Primetime Pets and Al Lewis: Forever Grandpa. Burns is more than likely–what was she expecting? Pastel leisure suit and gold chains?