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Gary Oldman Rails Against Alec Baldwin, Mel Gibson ‘Hypocrisy’

PlayboyOldmanTeaseWe’ve noted the work of Playboy contributing editor David Hochman several times. Hochman is at it again in the pages of Hef’s magazine, garnering attention for his interview of actor Gary Oldman.

The Playboy Interview is to magazine Q&As what The Graham Norton Show is to celebrity talk show appearances. A place where the normal script is often very dramatically deviated from:

“Alec calling someone a F-A-G in the street while he’s pissed off coming out of his building because they won’t leave him alone. I don’t blame him. So they persecute. Mel Gibson is in a town that’s run by Jews and he said the wrong thing because he’s actually bitten the hand that I guess has fed him — and doesn’t need to feed him anymore because he’s got enough dough. He’s like an outcast, a leper, you know?”

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Playboy Names Chief Revenue Officer, SVP Digital Content

2007_03_arts_playboypartyPlayboy is expanding its digital team by adding Matt Mastrangelo and Cory Jones as chief revenue officer and senior VP of digital content, respectively. Both are new roles at Playboy.

Mastrangelo comes to Playboy from Self, where he served as associate publisher since last year. Prior to that he spent over a decade at Wenner Media serving a variety of roles, including publisher of Rolling Stone and Men’s Journal. Jones was most recently editor of Mandatory.com, a role he held since 2012.

“With their exceptional track records in the digital media space, Cory and Matt will catalyze the great advertising and editorial teams we already have in place at Playboy as we continue to build out our digital platform and maximize our print, digital and sponsorship revenue opportunities,” said Scott Flanders, Playboy Enterprises’ CEO, in a statement.

America’s Largest-Circulation Classical Music Magazine Has a New Publisher

Diane M. Silberstein OPERA NEWS Metropolitan Opera Guild, Inc.Here’s an atypical career trajectory: from Playboy magazine to Opera News.

Diane Silberstein started May 9 as publisher of the Metropolitan Opera Guild’s 78-year-old magazine. In addition to previously being the publisher at Playboy, Silberstein has also served as publisher of Elle, The New Yorker and Yahoo! Internet Life magazine. She began her career at Glamour and was part of the launch team for Allure. From this week’s announcement:

“Diane’s in-depth understanding of the media and publishing worlds is an invaluable asset,” said Richard J. Miller, Jr., president of the Metropolitan Opera Guild. “Her innovative leadership will guide Opera News into an exciting new era in its long and distinguished life.”

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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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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]

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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Cover Battle: Businessweek or Playboy

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.

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Neville Wakefield to Consult for Playboy

Playboy has hired Neville Wakefield as a consultant on marketing projects, according to WWDRumors that Wakefield was going to be part of a Playboy rebranding are apparently untrue; a spokesperson told WWD no changes are being planned.

Wakefield is a curator, writer and photographer. His work has appeared in publications such as W and Acne Paper.

Most Popular FishbowlNY Stories for the Week

Here’s a look at what FishbowlNY stories made the most buzz this week.

  1. Playboy Battles Vanity Fair Over Nudes of Marilyn Monroe, May 11
  2. Real Simple First Print Mag to 10,000 Pinterest Followers, May 11
  3. 2012 Gerald Loeb Award Finalists Announced, May 14
  4. The Business of Parenting, May 15
  5. Long Island’s Fair Media Council Says WCBS/WLNY Deal Is ‘Wonderful Thing,‘ May 14

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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.

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