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Ricky Gervais Clears Up Golden Globes Jokes

1/7/2012 8:30am EST
Ricky Gervais
Ricky Gervais has addressed the jokes that landed him in trouble after last year's Golden Globes as part of a column he has written for the new issue of Entertainment Weekly.

Gervais has been asked back as the Globes host and he'll return to face many of the people who were offended by his gags next week - but he insists those who attacked him for his mean-spirited wisecracks should take a moment to consider why they were so appalled.

Before addressing the individual jokes, he writes, "The simple fact is, offense is taken, not given. It's up to you if you're offended or not. And remember,...

Demi Moore To Play Gloria Steinem In Linda Lovelace Biopic

1/3/2012 9:35am EST
Demi Moore
Demi Moore is to play feminist icon Gloria Steinem in Amanda Seyfried's upcoming Linda Lovelace biopic.

The actress is to join a cast including Seyfried, Wes Bentley, Sharon Stone and Peter Sarsgaard, according to Variety.

Reports suggest James Franco has rejoined the project after turning down Sarsgaard's role as Lovelace's husband - the 127 Hours star is in talks to portray Playboy boss Hugh Hefner in the movie, which chronicles the life of the porn star-turned-anti-porn activist.

2011 - The Year In Review, June

1/1/2012 2:00pm EST
Review - June 2011
As summer blossomed, June marked a baby boom in Hollywood. Pop star P!nk became a first-time mum at the beginning of the month when she welcomed little Willow, while drummer Adrian Young added to the No Doubt family with daughter Magnolia. Natalie Portman became a first-time mom to son Aleph, actress Tia Mowry also welcomed a little boy, and model/actress Devon Aoki was another addition to the first-time mom club with the arrival of Hunter. Denise Richards made headlines when she announced she'd adopted a baby, Eloise, into her brood, while Meat Loaf became a grandfather when his daughter P...

James Franco May Play A Young Hugh Hefner In Porn Biopic

12/21/2011 10:00am EST
James Franco & Hugh Hefner
James Franco is in talks to portray a young Hugh Hefner in an upcoming biopic about porn legend Linda Lovelace.

Amanda Seyfried has replaced Kate Hudson to portray the adult actress-turned-porn activist in the forthcoming project, opposite Peter Sarsgaard as Lovelace's husband Chuck Traynor.

Oscar nominee Franco was previously linked to the role of Traynor, but now he's being touted to take on a smaller part as the Playboy magazine founder, reports trade paper Daily Variety.

Hank Azaria has joined the cast as Jerry Damiano, the director of hit porn film "Deep Throat."

Biggest Celebrity Scandals Of 2011

12/21/2011 8:00am EST
Arnold Schwarzenegger
There were a lot of celebrity scandals this year. From fathering a love child to cheating on a wedding anniversary and beating up a spouse, 2011 was chock full of philandering and criminal activities.

The year isn't over yet, and celebrities like to go out with a bang, so anything could happen in the next couple of weeks.

Check out the biggest scandals of the year...

Arnold Schwarzenegger's Secret Affair

Bad: Arnold Schwarzenegger had an affair during his marriage to Maria Shriver. Really bad: His mistress was his employee. Unforgivable: He fathered a son with the employee and kept it...

Bridget Marquardt's New Projects Turn Up The Heat

10/12/2011 10:30am EDT
Bridget Marquardt
After you've been in the spotlight as Playboy mogul Hugh Hefner's girlfriend, it's hard to imagine that dating could ever be "normal." Or life, for that matter. However, for Bridget Marquardt, former star of the E! reality series Girls Next Door, it seems that life is treating her well. Since moving out of the Playboy Mansion, Bridget, 38, has had her own TV series on the Travel Channel, found love with director Nicholas Carpenter and launched her own high end sexy costume line, Bridget by Roma. And, on top of all that, she's managed to squeeze in a nice little gig as the latest spokesperso...

Crystal Harris Puts Hugh Hefner's Engagement Ring Up For Auction

9/30/2011 8:34am EDT
Crystal Harris
Hugh Hefner's former fiancee Crystal Harris has put her engagement ring up for auction.

The 25-year-old model broke the Playboy boss' heart earlier this year when she called off their wedding just before the scheduled nuptials in June.

Now she's adding further heartache to the split, by placing the 3.39 carat diamond engagement band under the hammer at Christie's in New York.

According to the listing, auctioneers are expecting the ring to sell for between $20,000 and $30,000.

A source tells Harris "couldn't bear to look at the ring anymore because it brought back bad memorie...

Holly Madison Insures Her Breasts For $1 Million

9/29/2011 1:16pm EDT
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Holly Madison has insured her breasts for $1 million, People reports.

Madison, a former girlfriend of Hugh Hefner's and the star of E!'s Holly's World, took out the insurance policy with Lloyd's of London.

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'The Playboy Club' Cast Reveals What To Expect In Its First Sizzling Season

9/20/2011 1:00pm EDT
Step aside mad men, the ladies are coming to town and they’re ready to shake their tails at a TV near you. This fall season, retro themed shows are all the rage, including HBO’s “Boardwalk Empire,” ABC’s “Pan Am, as well as a series that Hugh Hefner approves. NBC’s new ‘60s drama, “The Playboy Club,” chronicles the lives of the men and women behind Chicago's infamous hot spot where cocktails are just $1.50 and some of the most tantalizing temptresses tease and please patrons in satin corsets and not much else. It’s an era of sex, free love, and decadence-but at what cost? Innocent new Bunny...

Jenna Dewan Found Playboy Bunny Training 'Strict'

9/19/2011 3:25pm EDT
Jenna Dewan
Actress Jenna Dewan and her female co-stars on new TV drama The Playboy Club were forced to undergo a full day of "bunny training" to perfect their poses as the iconic waitresses.

The Step Up star features alongside fellow 'Bunnies' Amber Heard and Naturi Naughton in the new show, about publishing mogul Hugh Hefner's first Playboy Club in Chicago, Illinois.

The actresses were given special lessons on how to behave from former Playboy Bunny Pat Lacey, but Dewan admits the one-day course was a little more intense than she had ever expected.

She tells, "We had Pat Lacey, who is an...

Kendra Wilkinson Opens Up About Depression, Suicidal Thoughts & Marriage Problems

9/15/2011 8:50am EDT
Kendra Wilkinson & Hank Baskett
Playboy tycoon Hugh Hefner's ex-girlfriend Kendra Wilkinson has revealed her battle with depression since becoming a mom led to severe suicidal thoughts.

"The Girls Next Door" star and former playmate, who has twice attempted to kill herself and was once hospitalized for depression, tells In Touch magazine her mental problems almost ended her marriage to football star Hank Baskett.

She says, "I felt devastated, helpless - like I was in a black hole.... I was a mess and a wreck... I felt like nobody cared about me anymore. I had so much anger inside.

"I even thought about harming myself. ...

Kendra Wilkinson Happy Hugh Hefner Didn't Marry Crystal Harris

8/31/2011 1:30pm EDT
Kendra Wilkinson
Kendra Wilkinson is pleased Hugh Hefner's ex-fiancee Crystal Harris split from the publishing mogul days before their wedding because now he's back to his former self.

The Playboy boss was left distraught when the 25-year-old model called off their June nuptials at the last minute.

But his ex-girlfriend Wilkinson couldn't be happier he avoided walking down the aisle, because she's convinced he wasn't himself when he was with Harris.

She tells Fox News, "My only word to him was 'good!' He wouldn't be Hugh Hefner if he got married to her. We have Hef back so I'm glad, I'm happy."

Kendra Wilkinson: 'Now That I Have My Body Back... I Feel Good Again'

8/29/2011 6:00pm EDT
Kendra Wilkinson
Hugh Hefner's ex-girlfriend Kendra Wilkinson has overcome her postpartum depression by regaining her svelte figure.

The former Playboy Playmate and her husband Hank Baskett welcomed their first son, Hank Baskett IV, in 2009.

Now the former "Girls Next Door" star has opened up about her struggles following his birth as she tried to lose her baby weight and adjust to motherhood.

Wilkinson admits she became moody because the pregnancy wrecked her famously impressive figure and she felt pressurised to return to her former glory.

She tells, "I felt like I had to be a different...

Hugh Hefner Isn't Dead, He's Just Planking (Photo)

8/4/2011 4:00pm EDT
Hugh Hefner
On Wednesday Hugh Hefner's latest squeeze Anna Sophia Berglund convinced the Playboy mogul to join the planking craze. Anna posted the pic on Twitter writing, "I got Hef to plank!"

Hugh also tweeted, "After the Uno game, Anna got me to plank on the dining room table."

Is it just us, or is this a little creepy (especially with those recent death rumors going around)?

A series based on Hugh's empire, "The Playboy Club" debuts Sept. 19 on NBC. The show is courting controversy by critics for its link to the pornographic magazine.

'Playboy Club' Star Amber Heard Says Bunnies Aren't What You Think

8/2/2011 2:00pm EDT
The Playboy Club
NBC presented its new fall drama The Playboy Club to the Television Critics Association with a controversial reaction. The producers found themselves found themselves defending the show, but it was star Amber Heard who best articulated the empowering position of playing a bunny of Hugh Hefner’s ‘60s clubs. She plays Maureen, an ambitious up and coming bunny who will show the viewers what the clubs offered women of 1961. Heard learned from former bunnies themselves.

“There are entrepreneurs,” Heard said. “They’ve talked to us about their experience. I’ve yet to meet an ex-bunny who’s disgru...

Amber Heard Defends 'The Playboy Club'

8/2/2011 7:54am EDT
Amber Heard
Hollywood beauty Amber Heard has defended her show The Playboy Club, accusing critics of slamming the series without even watching it.

The show, based on Hugh Hefner's famous 1960s Playboy Club, has faced a barrage of complaints from critics who claim it is chauvinistic, while the Parents Television Council penned a furious letters to NBC bosses, demanding they axe the series due to its links to the pornographic Playboy magazine.

Producers shot down the complaints, and now the show's star Heard has urged its detractors to watch it before they take offense.

She says, "The groups that cr...

'The Playboy Club' Slammed By The Parents Television Council

7/28/2011 1:13pm EDT
The Playboy Club
Eddie Cibrian's new show about Hugh Hefner's famous Playboy Club has come under fire from activists at a TV watchdog group, who have branded the racy series "disgraceful".

LeAnn Rimes' new husband plays lawyer Nick Dalton in upcoming NBC series The Playboy Club, which is set in the Chicago, Illinois hotspot in the 1960s.

However, members of the Parents Television Council are furious about the show and want the program axed before its planned premiere in September. Bosses claim the series is glamorizing pornography, and group president Timothy Winter has sent a letter to NBC in Californi...

Hugh Hefner Slams Crystal Harris Over Her Howard Stern Interview

7/27/2011 11:32am EDT
Hugh Hefner
Hugh Hefner's break-up with fiancée Crystal Harris is turning messy as the former couple becomes embroiled in a bitter war-of-words over an interview the model gave to radio host Howard Stern.

The Playboy mogul was left heartbroken after the 25-year-old model called off their wedding plans at the last minute in June. The pair has so far managed to remain friends, with Hefner stating, "I think an argument could be made that she took me for a ride but I must say, quite frankly, it was a pretty nice ride. It was two and a half very good years."

But now the split has turned nasty, with Harr...

Hugh Hefner Defends Decision To Introduce New Girlfriend

6/28/2011 10:26pm EDT
Hugh Hefner
Hugh Hefner has defended his decision to move on with a new girlfriend just weeks after splitting from fiancee Crystal Harris.

The Playboy boss was dumped by model Harris just days before their wedding earlier this month, but he's refused to allow the heartbreak to get him down.

But after introducing his new love, playmate Shera Bechard, to fans on Monday, Hefner received backlash for taking on a new relationship so soon.

However, the 85 year old was quick to explain his reasoning and responded to his critics on Tuesday, writing, "A new GF is the only logical response to hear...

Meet Hugh Hefner's Second New Girlfriend, Shera Bechard

6/28/2011 2:00pm EDT
Shera Bechard
Just a week after showing off his new girlfriend Anna Sophia Berglund and merely two after being dumped at the altar (or nearly so), Hugh Hefner tweeted, "Shera [Bechard] is both our November 2011 Playmate & my new girlfriend."

Just days after he was jilted by fiancee Crystal Harris, Hefner, 85, moved on swiftly by hooking up with Anna. Hefner wrote, "With Crystal gone, Anna is my best girl, but she's also Crystal's good friend. Anna is really one in a million."

Naturally, all three women involved are blonde. We wonder who he'll hook up with next?

Hugh & Anna Sophia Berglund

Check Out Hugh Hefner's New 'Best Girl' Anna Sophia Berglund

6/24/2011 3:00pm EDT
Anna Sophia Berglund
Hugh Hefner has found himself a new "best girl" just days after he was jilted by fiancee Crystal Harris.

The model dumped the Playboy mogul last week just days before their wedding, but Hefner, 85, appears to have put the heartbreak behind him by spending time with another beautiful blonde.

He has been hanging out with Harris' playmate pal Anna Sophia Berglund, even taking the 25 year old and her friends to Disneyland this week, and he told the world about her in a post on Twitter.

Hefner writes, "With Crystal gone, Anna is my best girl, but she's also Crystal's good friend. Anna is real...

Holly Madison & Kendra Wilkinson Rush To Hugh Hefner's Side

6/22/2011 11:55pm EDT
Hugh Hefner, Holly Madison and Kendra Wilkinson
Hugh Hefner's ex-girlfriends Holly Madison and Kendra Wilkinson rallied to support the Playboy boss as he taped a TV special about his doomed wedding to Crystal Harris.

Hefner was dumped by his fiancee just days before their planned marriage over the weekend, while the pair was also scheduled to tape a show for Lifetime about their plans for married life.

TV executives had to change the concept to a "runaway bride" theme at the last minute and Hefner's former lovers at the Playboy mansion, Madison and Wilkinson, turned out to help the ageing media mogul through filming.

He writes on his ...

Crystal Harris Keeps Engagement Ring, Gives Hugh Hefner His Dog Back

6/22/2011 2:30pm EDT
Crystal Harris
Newly-single Crystal Harris has given ex-fiancé Hugh Hefner the dog he gave her as a gift.

The blonde beauty called off her engagement to Hefner last week and packed up her pooch and moved out of the Playboy Mansion in Los Angeles, where she was set to become the publisher's wife on Saturday.

However, Harris has since paid a visit to her ex and brought along her Cavalier King Charles, Charlie, who called the Mansion home. As a kind gesture, Harris handed over her beloved pup to Hefner, who had become close to the pet.

Hef took to his account with the happy news and wrote, ...

Heidi Montag Says She Works Out 14 Hours A Day

6/21/2011 8:40am EDT
Heidi Montag
Reality TV star Heidi Montag is putting her body under more pressure following her shocking cosmetic transformation in 2009 - she works out for 14 hours a day.

The Hills personality shocked viewers of the last season of the hit show when she debuted her new look, for which she famously underwent 10 procedures in a day, a decision she later admitted regretting.

However, Montag has not stopped chasing the body beautiful, and she embarked on a punishing exercise routine to get ready for a Las Vegas pool party she hosted with Hugh Hefner's ex-fiancée Crystal Harris on Saturday.

She tells ...

Holly Madison Slams Crystal Harris For Partying Poolside On Cancelled Wedding Day

6/20/2011 8:57am EDT
Holly Madison
Hugh Hefner's ex-girlfriend Holly Madison has taken aim at the Playboy boss' runaway bride Crystal Harris for partying in Las Vegas on what was supposed to be her wedding day.

Hef's former fiancee - who jilted the publisher just days before the couple was to be married on Saturday - was spotted living it up with reality TV star Heidi Montag poolside at Sin City's Wet Republic.

And Vegas regular Madison was far from impressed.

In a tweet, the former Playboy Playmate writes, "That's a new low...That's disgusting, and whoever booked her is tacky."

Twins Karissa & Kristina Shannon Move Back In To The Playboy Mansion

6/19/2011 6:25pm EDT
Karissa and Kristina Shannon picture
The Playmate twins Hugh Hefner was dating when he first met his former fiancee Crystal Harris have moved back into the Playboy Mansion to help the publisher get over his split.

Harris ended her engagement to Hef earlier this week - just days before she was due to become Mrs. Hefner at a lavish wedding.

She moved out of the mansion and now twins Karissa and Kristina Shannon have moved back in.

The sibling models were regulars there throughout 2008 when they were dating Hefner.

The twins have confirmed the move to

Runaway Bride Crystal Harris Parties With Heidi Montag In Vegas On Her Would-Be Wedding Day (Hot Pics!)

6/19/2011 12:28pm EDT
Crystal Harris and Heidi Montag
Saturday afternoon, Hugh Hefner's 'Runaway Bride' Crystal Harris ran away to WET REPUBLIC and spent what would have been her wedding day partying under the sun with Heidi Montag. Despite the negative feedback on jetting to Las Vegas, Harris seemed at peace with her decision to call off the wedding and head to Sin City to join the former Hills star.

Arriving 30 minutes apart from each other, both blondes entered the Vegas pool party destination looking better than ever as they separately stunned the crowd. Montag was the first to make an entrance as she arrived wearing a very short silk rom...

Crystal Harris Reveals Strict Playboy Mansion Rules

6/18/2011 2:00pm EDT
Crystal Harris
Hugh Hefner's ex-fiance has opened up about the Playboy boss' strict rules, insisting the schedule for girlfriends at his fabled mansion home is often stifling.

Crystal Harris called off her engagement to Hef earlier this week and moved out of the Playboy Mansion in Holmby Hills, Los Angeles - where she was set to become the publisher's wife on Saturday - and she's already enjoying a new-found freedom.

She tells news show Entertainment Tonight, "The mansion schedule is so strict - home by 6 o'clock every Friday night, Saturday and Sunday for movie nights.

"I couldn't do certain things...

This Week's Shining & Falling Stars: Hugh Hefner And Paris Hilton

6/17/2011 9:30am EDT
Hugh Hefner
Shining Star - Hugh Hefner: The most famous purveyor of porn is showing that even sultans of sleaze can tastefully handle a potentially embarrassing snafu.

Hugh Hefner’s 25-year-old fiancée, Crystal Harris, left him high and dry this week, calling off her wedding to the Playboy creator just days before the nuptials were scheduled to take place. News of Harris’ 86-ing of the engagement also came the very same day her first single was released on iTunes. Some cynics may think the timing was just a TAD suspicious. Really, who would ever think to put the kibosh on your upcoming marriage to a m...

Crystal Harris: 'I Was Not The Only Woman In Hef's Life'

6/16/2011 5:40pm EDT
Crystal Harris
Hugh Hefner's former fiancée Crystal Harris broke down in tears during her first TV interview since the split, revealing she called off the wedding because she was "not the only woman in Hef's life."

The 84-year-old Playboy mogul was due to marry his favorite Playmate on Saturday, but Harris cancelled the ceremony and ended their romance just four days before they were supposed to exchange vows.

She has now given an emotional TV interview with Entertainment Tonight, sobbing as she spoke about the shock split and revealing she just "didn't feel comfortable" about sustaining a marriage wit...