Hugh Hefner Cause of Death RevealedPosted: October 6, 2017 Filed under: Breaking News, Entertainment, History, Mediasphere | Tags: Hugh Hefner, Playboy Leave a comment
Hugh Hefner Died Of Cardiac Arrest
A death certificate obtained by TMZ shows that Playboy creator Hugh Hefner died of cardiac arrest, with other conditions contributing to his death.
Hefner passed away last Wednesday at the age of 91.
According to the Los Angeles Department of Public Health, he was battling Septicemia, an inflammation of body tissues that results from an infection in the blood, and E. coli, a bacteria.
The death certificate described the E. coli bacteria as “highly resistant to antibiotics.”
Hefner’s widow Crystal Hefner called him an “American hero” Monday. Read the rest of this entry »
‘Rabbit Hole’: Holly Madison, Ex-Playboy Bunny, Tells All and Strikes Publishing GoldPosted: July 2, 2015 Filed under: Art & Culture, Entertainment, Mediasphere, Reading Room | Tags: Amphetamine, Down the Rabbit Hole (book), Holly Madison, Hugh Hefner, Kendra Wilkinson, Playboy, Playboy Bunny, Playboy Mansion, Terestrombus fragilis, The Girls Next Door Leave a comment
‘Down the Rabbit Hole,’ a tell-all about Hugh Hefner’s empire by ex-Playboy bunny Holly Madison, has become an instant best-seller
Mark Armao writes: A juicy tell-all memoir by former Playboy bunny Holly Madison has become one of this summer’s surprise best sellers. Ms. Madison joins a growing list of unlikely authors including “Humans of New York” creator Brandon Stantonand YouTube makeup sensation Michelle Phan who have leveraged large social media followings into best-selling books.
“In her book, Ms. Madison writes that her experience at the mansion was a far cry from the glamorous, carefree lifestyle depicted in the show.”
“Down the Rabbit Hole: Curious Adventures and Cautionary Tales of a Former Playboy Bunny” is described in the author’s note as the “never-before-told story of the Playboy Mansion and the man that holds the key.” The title debuted at No. 1 on The Wall Street Journal’s latest best-selling books list, which uses data provided by Nielsen BookScan. As of Thursday afternoon, the book was No. 7 on Amazon’s ranking.
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“It’s been a really big surprise,” Ms. Madison said. “I thought it would be a sleeper, and that people would read it and tell their friends about it, and that it would be kind of a slow growth. I never expected this kind of attention in the beginning.”
Published by Dey Street Books, an imprint of HarperCollins, the book’s first announced print run was 100,000 copies. Strong preorder demand led the publishers to go back to press multiple times before the book’s June 23 release, according to publisher Lynn Grady. HarperCollins is owned by NewsCorp., which owns Dow Jones & Co., the publisher of The Wall Street Journal. Since its release last week, the book has sold more than 23,000 hardcovers, according to Nielsen BookScan.
“She describes Mr. Hefner as a ‘controlling megalomaniac’ who enforced a strict 9 p.m. curfew for his harem of ‘girlfriends’ and forbade them from fraternizing with mansion staffers.”
Ms. Madison’s career richly demonstrates the opportunities available in today’s social-media-fueled, reality-TV star-making machinery. The 35-year-old former model grew up in a small town in Oregon before making her way to Los Angeles to become an actress.
[Read the full story here, at WSJ]
She was working as a waitress at Hooters before becoming a regular at Playboy pool parties, eventually earning the title of Hugh Hefner’s No. 1 girlfriend. Read the rest of this entry »
Imaginary Playboy Magazine Cover: Joan Holloway, ‘The Ladies of Madison Avenue’Posted: April 27, 2015 Filed under: Art & Culture, Comics, Entertainment | Tags: Advertising, graphics, Illustration, Joan Holloway, Mad Men, Madison Avenue, Magazines, Matt Weiner, Playboy, satire, Television, vintage Leave a comment
[VIDEO] ReasonTV: Gary Oldman’s New Commercial [Post-Scandal Remix]Posted: June 27, 2014 Filed under: Art & Culture, Entertainment, Humor | Tags: Alec Baldwin, Anti-Defamation League, Associated Press, Gary Oldman, Jews, Mel Gibson, Playboy, Simon Wiesenthal Center 1 Comment
The Daily Caller’s List of 2014 WORST Teachers Of The YearPosted: May 3, 2014 Filed under: Crime & Corruption, Education, U.S. News | Tags: Barack Obama, Cristy Nicole Deweese, Daily Caller, Dallas, Felicia Smith, Meredith Powell, Norfolk County Agricultural High School, Olivia Sprauer, Playboy, YouTube 1 Comment
For The Daily Caller, Eric Owens writes: President Barack Obama honored 2014 National Teacher of the Year Sean McComb during a White House ceremony on Thursday.
In his remarks about McComb, a Baltimore, Md. high school English teacher, Obama took the opportunity to praise every member of the teaching profession.
“To all the teachers who are out there, and the millions who are working hard in classrooms all across our nation, we want to thank you,” the president said. “You’re doing the Lord’s work.”
As we all know, however, the Lord works in mysterious ways. His work can sometimes seem to vex everyone—especially when it comes to these 11 teachers.
Here’s just a sample, for the full menu of perps, hit the Daily Caller’s WORST Teachers Of The Year list right here.
Cristy Nicole Deweese, a high school Spanish teacher in Dallas, Texas, was fired in October after students figured out she had once posed gloriously nude as Playboy’s “Coed of the Month.” “That’s my Spanish teacher!!!” reads a representative comment under a YouTube clip featuring DeWeese. In Playboy’s online videos and photos, Deweese goes by the much sexier name, Cristy Nicole. She had just turned 18 when she removed her clothes for the illustrious men’s magazine in February 2011. (RELATED: Hasta La Vista, Baby: High School Spanish Teacher Who Posed For Playboy Now Sacked)
Only last week, prosecutors in Houston, Texas charged middle school teacher Felicia Smith because she gave a full-on lap dance to a boy for his birthday in front of an entire class in February. According to a police report, Smith, 42, did the thing where she turned around and swiveled her butt on the student. She rubbed him with her hands. She also got down on her knees and stuck her head between the boy’s legs. The incident lasted a little over three-and-a-half minutes—presumably the duration of the song chosen for the special occasion. At the end, Smith allegedly hugged the boy and told him, “I love you, baby. Happy birthday.”(RELATED: Middle School Teacher Provides ‘Full-Contact’ Lap Dance In Front Of Class For Birthday Boy)
In January, in Walpole, Mass., Norfolk County Agricultural High School teacher Marc Mertzallegedly ambled down his snow-covered driveway to his mailbox wearing only a ski hat, ski goggles and a towel. Then, police say, Mertz dropped the towel and began thrusting his hips in the direction of the mailbox. (RELATED: High School Teacher Arrested For Dry Humping His Mailbox In The Nude) Read the rest of this entry »
REWIND: Retro Playboy Bunny CostumesPosted: April 23, 2014 Filed under: Art & Culture, Entertainment, History | Tags: Getty Images, Hugh Hefner, Playboy, Playboy Bunny, Playboy Club, PoPsie Randolph, WireImage, Zelda Wynn Valdes 1 Comment
From vintage everyday, a swell series of photos. Of bunnies. Playboy bunnies. See the whole set here.
The Playboy Bunny costume — with its shiny satin bustier and floppy-eared head gear — has become an iconic part of America’s pop culture history.
Ever since Hugh Hefner and Playboy executive Victor Lownes recruited Zelda Wynn Valdes to design the rabbit-inspired outfit, it’s morphed into a recognizable symbol for Hefner’s formidable media empire.
[PHOTOS] 10 Old-School Playboy Bunnies, Because, EasterPosted: April 19, 2014 Filed under: Art & Culture, Mediasphere | Tags: Daily Caller, Easter, Easter Bunny, Holidays, Playboy, Playboy Bunny, Rabbit, Traditions 2 Comments
Since adults can’t get excited about the Easter bunny anymore, (spoiler alert: he’s not real!), there are certain types of bunnies those over the age of 18 can legally get excited about.
Here are 10 old-school Playboy bunnies, because it’s Easter, and they are dressed like rabbits…(read more)
The Community-Organizer-in-Chief, Part One: The Alinsky EthicsPosted: February 26, 2014 Filed under: History, Reading Room, White House | Tags: Alinsky, Barack Obama, Obama, Playboy, Rules for Radicals, Saul Alinsky, Stanley Kurtz, United States 4 Comments
“A radical is one who advocates sweeping changes in the existing laws and methods of government.”
– Hillary Rodham (Clinton) in her 1969 thesis “There Is Only The Fight : An Analysis of the Alinsky Model”
As voters stagger through the long hot summer of the 2012 Presidential campaign, activists who want to defeat President Obama are fighting an uphill battle to help their fellow citizens get an honest assessment of who Barack Obama is and what he believes. The mainstream media are certainly no help in vetting Obama, having proven themselves both as slippery and as shallow as a puddle of bacon grease.
Obama’s past matters because it isn’t just his past. As author Stanley Kurtz shows in his upcoming book Spreading the Wealth: How Obama is Robbing the Suburbs to Pay for the Cities, the President’s background past is relevant today because it leads directly to his wealth redistribution policies and other radical plans to reshape America.
Because of the Fourth Estate Fail, it’s incumbent on conservative activists and citizen journalists to do the job of explaining to voters the truth about Barack Obama. This article is the first in a series that uses Kurtz’s Spreading The Wealthas a jumping off point to lay out in stark detail how President Obama has practiced distinct brand of Chicago-style politics has had implications for every aspect of his policy, from Obamacare to the housing crisis.
The plain truth is that President Barack Obama has operated in a manner completely consistent with his political roots as a Alinsky-style community organizer. That simple assessment is accurate but useless as an explanation. Most voters have no idea who Saul Alinsky was or even what being a “community organizer” means. Ironically, this ignorance is especially acute among liberals.
The good news is that understanding Alinsky and his profound impact on Obama’s policies & political operation can be simple.
Alinsky’s manifesto Rules For Radicals lays out the principles of community organizing and the blunt, modern language makes it an easy read. Yes, it’s evil–but it’s seldom pedantic.
However, I think an even better place to start is the astounding, in-depth interview that Playboy magazine did with Alinsky in 1972. The entire interview at the link is from a political website and there isn’t a NSFW photo anywhere.