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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.

Playboy To Release Lindsay Lohan Issue Early

Due to the leak this week of the Lindsay Lohan Playboy cover and spread, Hugh Hefner has decided to release the January/February issue early.

“Because of the interest & the Internet leak, we’re releasing the Lindsay Lohan issue early,” Hefner tweeted Friday. “Lindsay Lohan was the top search name on the Internet yesterday. Her issue goes on sale late next week. Hot. Hot. Hot.”

If you can’t wait until next week, you can find the photos by doing a quick Google search.

Not bad, LiLo. Not bad at all.

Lindsay Lohan to Debut Playboy Spread on Ellen

Congrats (?) to Ellen DeGeneres for landing the debut of Lindsay Lohan‘s Playboy spread, which hits newsstands later this month.

“Lindsay has agreed to do one media interview during the on-sale period of her issue, and has chosen Ellen,” Lohan’s rep told the New York Daily News. “Lindsay will not be doing any additional interviews to promote her pictorial.”

Lohan will appear on Ellen Dec. 15. For two photo shoots and nearly $1 million, this spread better be freakin’ spectacular.

Lawsuit Filed Against Playboy For Favoring Women

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 decided to file a lawsuit for unspecified damages against Playboy on behalf of the men who were dumb enough to cough up $1,000 to get in.

According to TMZ, Frye claims the double standard is sexual discrimination (uh, you think?) and that offering women free admission “promotes harmful, negative stereotypes.”

There goes what little shot Frye had of ever dating a playmate.

Playboy Moving to Beverly Hills in 2012

And since we are on the topic of Playboy, Hugh Hefner‘s media company is packing up and moving to the former home of the Hilton Hotels Corporation in Beverly Hills, according to the Los Angeles Times.

Playboy will rent 45,000 square feet from Tishman Speyer and occupy a floor and a half of space at what’s now called the Office at Beverly Hills (9336 and 9346 Civic Center Drive). Terms of the lease were not disclosed.

The move to Beverly Hills, which should be completed by May 2012, is a serious consolidation for Playboy, as they currently rent more than 75,000 square feet of office space in Santa Monica and outside Glendale.

The new office will not only be home to Hefner but to writers, editors and the magazine’s photo studios.

Happy Holidays: Lindsay Lohan’s Playboy Spread Hits Newsstands in December

Dental work. Check.

Five hours in jail. Check.

Playboy photo shoot. Check.

Things are looking up for Lindsay Lohan as she completed her (second) Playboy photo shoot and will officially appear in the January/February issue of the men’s magazine, which hits newsstands late December.

“The pictorial is absolutely fantastic and very tasteful, and will be accompanied by an interview that will let readers see another side of Lindsay,” said spokesman Steve Honig.

Now, about that pesky community service …

Playboy Pays Lindsay Lohan $1 Million to Pose Nude

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 magazine is paying the poster child for poor decisions about $1 million to pose nude, and Lohan’s shoot began over the weekend.

Though Lohan’s rep said, “I can neither confirm or deny at this time” when asked about the deal, how many of you are thinking that this isn’t true? If you don’t think this is happening, please Google “Lindsay Lohan,” and read up. Posing nude for Playboy might end up being the most sane thing she’s done in quite some time.

Lindsay Lohan to Appear Nude in Playboy

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 nude spread reportedly started over the weekend.

There’s no news on when the pictorial will appear, and neither Lohan’s reps nor Playboy have confirmed the deal. But they haven’t denied it either. And LiLo could probably use the money. She has worked very little in the last couple years, and all those lawyers don’t come cheap. News broke Monday that Lohan had fired her business manager over concerns that “her finances to were beginning to slip through the cracks.”

What do you think, readers? Will you pick up a copy of the issue? Me, I’d buy the mag in a heartbeat if it featured a redheaded LiLo. But another bottle blonde? Nah.

Photo from the September 2010 issue of Maxim

Playboy EVP Shifting to New Consulting Role

Longtime Playboy executive Richard Rosenzweig will start his new role as a senior advisor for Hugh Hefner‘s enterprises starting on Sept. 30.

The 76-year-old Rosenzweig is currently the executive vice president of Playboy Enterprises, a member of the company’s board of directors and chairman of Alta Loma Productions, Playboy‘s mainstream production company. He’s been at Playboy since 1958 and wanted a reduced role with the company.

“Dick’s decision is bittersweet for all of us at Playboy and for me in particular,” Hefner said in a statement. “Dick has worked with me since the early days of the magazine in Chicago, and since that time he has been my trusted advisor and business partner.  I understand and applaud Dick’s desire to devote more energy to his many philanthropic and civic interests as well as to spend more time with his wife Judy Henning, and I am pleased that he has agreed to continue providing insight and strategic counsel to me and the company on a part-time basis.”

Rosenzweig will remain on the board of directors and keep his role as executive producer of NBC’s The Playboy Club.

Playboy Lands Top Five Spot Thanks to Discount

Say what you want about Playboy — the magazine is dead, Hugh Hefner is probably a robot, etc. — but it still has some magic left. Thanks to the 60 cents issue that tied it to “The Playboy Club” TV show, Playboy landed in the top five October monthlies, improving its ad pages by 70 percent from last year.

Despite that impressive gain, min reports that Playboy actually came in second. People en Español grabbed the top spot for the month, improving ad pages by 73 percent with its 15th anniversary issue.

For the rest of the top five monthlies — including a surprising Smithsonianhead over to min.

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