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Celebrities Pay Tribute to Their Favorite Playboy Hugh Hefner, After His Death

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Celebrities Pay Tribute to Their Favorite Playboy Hugh Hefner, After His Death
Image Source: Getty / Jeff Kravitz Hugh Hefner passed away at the age of 91 on Wednesday. Playboy, the magazine Hugh founded, confirmed his death in a statement to E! News, saying he "peacefully passed away today from natural causes at his home, The Playboy Mansion, surrounded by loved ones." Hugh - who is survived by his wife, Crystal Harris, and four adult children from previous relationships, daughter Christie and sons Cooper, Marston, and David - made a huge impact on pop culture throughout his life. Celebrities, including a few of Hugh's former girlfriends, have taken to social media to pay tribute to him in the wake of his death. His son, Cooper, also released a heartfelt statement about how greatly his dad will be missed. See all of the touching tributes below. RelatedHugh Hefner Will Be Buried Next to Playboy's First Cover Star, Marilyn Monroe Cooper Hefner Image Source: Getty / Christopher
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Hugh Hefner, Playboy Founder and Sexual Revolution Icon, Dies at 91

Hugh Hefner, Playboy Founder and Sexual Revolution Icon, Dies at 91
Magazine publisher and 1960s sexual revolution icon Hugh M. Hefner has died of natural causes, the Hefner estate reported on Wednesday night. He was 91.

According to a press release by the family, Hefner passed away at the Playboy Mansion, “surrounded by loved ones.”

Hefner founded Playboy in 1953, and it eventually became a global business and the largest-circulated magazine in the world. Although it has seen circulation dips in recent years (and just returned to a format featuring nudity, after a short-lived stint attempt at removing those photos), the magazine is still published in more than 20 countries.

Read More:Hugh Hefner: ‘American Playboy’ Producer Reveals 7 Things You Didn’t Know About the Icon

“My father lived an exceptional and impactful life as a media and cultural pioneer and a leading voice behind some of the most significant social and cultural movements of our time in advocating free speech, civil rights and sexual freedom,
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Hugh Hefner, Playboy Founder and Sexual Revolution Icon, Dies at 91

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Hugh Hefner, Playboy Founder and Sexual Revolution Icon, Dies at 91
Magazine publisher and 1960s sexual revolution icon Hugh M. Hefner has died of natural causes, the Hefner estate reported on Wednesday night. He was 91.

According to a press release by the family, Hefner passed away at the Playboy Mansion, “surrounded by loved ones.”

Hefner founded Playboy in 1953, and it eventually became a global business and the largest-circulated magazine in the world. Although it has seen circulation dips in recent years (and just returned to a format featuring nudity, after a short-lived stint attempt at removing those photos), the magazine is still published in more than 20 countries.

Read More:Hugh Hefner: ‘American Playboy’ Producer Reveals 7 Things You Didn’t Know About the Icon

“My father lived an exceptional and impactful life as a media and cultural pioneer and a leading voice behind some of the most significant social and cultural movements of our time in advocating free speech, civil rights and sexual freedom,
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Hugh Hefner, Playboy Founder, Dies at 91

Hugh Hefner, Playboy Founder, Dies at 91
Playboy magazine founder Hugh Hefner died on Wednesday at the Playboy Mansion in the Holmby Hills neighborhood of West Los Angeles. He was 91.

The media mogul’s influence went far beyond publishing — he created the sexual revolution nearly single-handedly (with some help from the advent of the birth control pill and the rise of feminism).

After starting the status quo-shattering Playboy magazine in 1953, Hefner went on to launch TV and film companies, finance documentaries, and preside over the Hollywood social scene from his bubbling Jacuzzi at the mansion, a frequent location for industry events. The mansion, which had became somewhat run-down, was sold in 2016, but the terms of the sale specified that he was allowed to live there until his death.

He is survived by his wife, Crystal, and four grown children: Christie, who served as CEO of Playboy Enterprise for more than 20 years, David, Marston, and Cooper, who currently serves as Chief Creative Officer at the
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Hugh Hefner, Playboy Founder, Dies at 91

Hugh Hefner, Playboy Founder, Dies at 91
Playboy magazine founder Hugh Hefner died on Wednesday at the Playboy Mansion in the Holmby Hills neighborhood of West Los Angeles. He was 91.

The media mogul’s influence went far beyond publishing — he created the sexual revolution nearly single-handedly (with some help from the advent of the birth control pill and the rise of feminism).

After starting the status quo-shattering Playboy magazine in 1953, Hefner went on to launch TV and film companies, finance documentaries, and preside over the Hollywood social scene from his bubbling Jacuzzi at the mansion, a frequent location for industry events. The mansion, which had became somewhat run-down, was sold in 2016, but the terms of the sale specified that he was allowed to live there until his death.

He is survived by his wife, Crystal, and four grown children: Christie, who served as CEO of Playboy Enterprise for more than 20 years, David, Marston, and Cooper, who currently serves as Chief Creative Officer at the
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Playboy's Hugh Hefner Dead at 91

Hugh Hefner, the founder of Playboy magazine and a ubiquitous TV guest star, died on Wednesday. He was 91.

According to a rep for Playboy Enterprises, Hefner “peacefully passed away… from natural causes at his home, The Playboy Mansion, surrounded by loved ones.”

In addition to guest-starring as himself on myriad TV series including The Odd Couple, Laverne & Shirley, The Simpsons, Roseanne, Sex and the City and Entourage, he has also been portrayed by Steven Pasquale (on The Playboy Club) and John Gleeson Connolly (on Masters of Sex), among others. He also starred in the E! reality show The Girls Next Door.
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The Detour Promotes Laura Benanti to Series Regular Ahead of Season 3

Apparently, mail fraud is a bigger problem on The Detour than we’d been led to believe, because Edie’s sticking around: Laura Benanti has been upped to series regular status on the TBS comedy, TVLine has learned.

The Tony winner/Supergirl alum guest-starred in Season 2 as a United States Postal Service inspector who took her job very, very seriously and who crossed paths with Nate (played by Jason Jones) and Robin (Natalie Zea).

RelatedTracy Morgan’s Last O.G., Search Party Season 2 Get TBS Premiere Dates

When The Detour was renewed for a third season in April, TBS
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Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell Were Caught Doing This by the Cops on Their First Date

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Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell Were Caught Doing This by the Cops on Their First Date
Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell have been together for 34 years now and are one of Hollywood's most enviable couples, but even they went a little overboard on their first date. During an appearance on Harry Connick Jr.'s talk show on Friday, the Fate of the Furious actor talked about their sexy night out and how they ran into trouble with the cops. The duo was costarring in the 1984 romantic war drama, Swing Shift, at the time, and Kurt recalled going to the Playboy Club with Goldie to help get into character for his role. "I said, 'You know, if we have to dance in this, you're a professional dancer. You know how to dance, but I just need to figure something out,'" he told Harry. "She said, 'We should go somewhere and dance to that kind of swing music.' I said, 'I'll find that.' The Playboy Club
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Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn Got Busted by the Cops While Having Sex — on Their First Date

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Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn Got Busted by the Cops While Having Sex — on Their First Date
Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn have had plenty of dates over the course of their three-decade romance – but they’ll never forget their first.

On Friday, during an appearance on Harry, Russell shared the humorous details of his and Hawn’s first night out together, revealing that the cops were involved.

“We were going to, it was a World War II movie” — the pair’s 1984 film Swing Shift — “and I was the guy who played the trumpet,” he explained. “And I said, ‘You know, if we have to dance in this, you’re a professional dancer. You know how to dance,
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Carrie Coon on What She’s Learned From ‘The Leftovers’ and Moving on to ‘Fargo’

Carrie Coon on What She’s Learned From ‘The Leftovers’ and Moving on to ‘Fargo’
Unreadable. That word comes up frequently when producers talk about why they cast Carrie Coon: Onscreen, it’s hard to know what her characters are thinking.

That enigmatic quality has landed her two prominent roles this month — returning for the final season of HBO’s “The Leftovers” (premiering April 16) and starring in the third iteration of FX’s “Fargo” (April 19) as police chief Gloria Burgle, the latest in the series’ famed canon of female sheriffs.

But in person, Coon, 36, is anything but inscrutable. Warm, funny, and charmingly down-to-earth, she’s as stunned by her TV moment as anyone.

“I love Nora Durst so much, and she’s such a hard person to live up to,” she says of her character in “The Leftovers,” over midafternoon tea at the Culver Hotel in Los Angeles, on a rare, welcome escape from the “epically cold” set of “Fargo” in Calgary. “So the fact that I got to move on
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Playboy Club To Reopen Near Times Square Three Decades After Close Of Original

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Three decades after the original Playboy Club in New York City closed, a new one is emerging, just a few blocks from Times Square. Playboy Club To Reopen Near Times Square The Playboy Club featured Playboy Bunnies as bartenders, waitresses, and hostesses, decked out in leotards, rabbit tails and rabbit ears. The original was shut […]

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Jenna Dewan Tatum to Host NBC Competition World of Dance

Jenna Dewan Tatum to Host NBC Competition World of Dance
Look who’s stepping up to host World of Dance.

Jenna Dewan Tatum will emcee NBC’s upcoming Jennifer Lopez-produced dance competition, the network announced Tuesday.

The Witches of East End star, who has an extensive dance background and starred in the first Step Up movie, will join judges Derek Hough, Ne-Yo and Lopez on the series, which awards its top hoofer a $1 million grand prize.

RelatedDWTS Veteran Derek Hough Jumps to NBC’s World of Dance as a Judge

Per the official release, Dewan Tatum “will share her expertise, experience and unique point of view with both the dancers and the audience,
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‘Good Behavior’ Exclusive Clip: Letty Plans To Take Custody of Her Son, But It Quickly Goes Awry

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‘Good Behavior’ Exclusive Clip: Letty Plans To Take Custody of Her Son, But It Quickly Goes Awry
While most TV has wrapped up for the year, TNT’s new drama “Good Behavior” has episodes lined up through the end of the year. The series follows Letty Raines (Michelle Dockery), a thief and con artist who’s recently released from prison and desperate to take custody of her son Jacob (Nyles Julian Steele). But when she’s saved by hit man Javier (Juan Diego Botto), they soon team up together, all the while contending with her parole officer Christian (Terry Kinney) and her mother (Lusia Strus).

Read More: ‘Good Behavior’ Review: Michelle Dockery Drops ‘Downton Abbey’ for a Bad Romance

In tonight’s episode, Letty returns to her hometown with a new plan to take custody of her soon, but the plan soon goes awry and could send her back to prison. Watch an exclusive clip from the episode below.

The series is co-created by Blake Crouch, author
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‘Good Behavior’ Exclusive Clip: Letty Plans To Take Custody of Her Son, But It Quickly Goes Awry

‘Good Behavior’ Exclusive Clip: Letty Plans To Take Custody of Her Son, But It Quickly Goes Awry
While most TV has wrapped up for the year, TNT’s new drama “Good Behavior” has episodes lined up through the end of the year. The series follows Letty Raines (Michelle Dockery), a thief and con artist who’s recently released from prison and desperate to take custody of her son Jacob (Nyles Julian Steele). But when she’s saved by hit man Javier (Juan Diego Botto), they soon team up together, all the while contending with her parole officer Christian (Terry Kinney) and her mother (Lusia Strus).

Read More: ‘Good Behavior’ Review: Michelle Dockery Drops ‘Downton Abbey’ for a Bad Romance

In tonight’s episode, Letty returns to her hometown with a new plan to take custody of her soon, but the plan soon goes awry and could send her back to prison. Watch an exclusive clip from the episode below.

The series is co-created by Blake Crouch, author
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First Trailer For NBC’s Emerald City Says There’s No Place Like Oz

From lavish prequel Oz the Great and Powerful to the beloved Wizard of Oz of 1939, L. Frank Baum’s fantasy classic has inspired a great many adaptations, but none quite like NBC’s Emerald City.

Fraught with development woes at the outset, for the longest time it looked certain that the network had pulled the plug on its dark reimagining for good, only to pull a U-turn a few months later with a straight-to-series order. David Schulner (Do No Harm, The Playboy Club) was brought in to write and executive produce the ten-episode season which, as you can glean from today’s shimmering reveal trailer, takes more than a few cues from HBO’s Game of Thrones.

With a cast toplined by Adria Arjona (Person of Interest) as Dorothy Gale, Vincent D’Onofrio as the Wizard and Oliver Jackson-Cohen as the spineless Scarecrow, Emerald City certainly isn’t lacking in potential,
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How Busy Chad Hodge Manages His Projects

How Busy Chad Hodge Manages His Projects
In a town full of multi-taskers, producer Chad Hodge certainly has a full — and varied — plate: a new drama, “Good Behavior,” debuting on TNT; a feature in the works, “Darkest Minds”; and a musical, “Holiday Inn,” on Broadway. He stopped juggling long enough to talk to Variety about how he manages all of his many projects.

How did all these projects come together at once?

When it rains, it pours. Obviously as a writer-producer you have to keep lots of irons in the fire, because you don’t know what will actually get made and be a real thing. I’ve got a few things that all materialized all at the same time, which is really lucky.

Good Behavior” stars Michelle Dockery, who we all know from “Downton Abbey.” How did you convince Lady Mary to go to the dark side?

I don’t cast the role while I’m writing.
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How Busy Chad Hodge Manages His Projects

How Busy Chad Hodge Manages His Projects
In a town full of multi-taskers, producer Chad Hodge certainly has a full — and varied — plate: a new drama, “Good Behavior,” debuting on TNT; a feature in the works, “Darkest Minds”; and a musical, “Holiday Inn,” on Broadway. He stopped juggling long enough to talk to Variety about how he manages all of his many projects.

How did all these projects come together at once?

When it rains, it pours. Obviously as a writer-producer you have to keep lots of irons in the fire, because you don’t know what will actually get made and be a real thing. I’ve got a few things that all materialized all at the same time, which is really lucky.

Good Behavior” stars Michelle Dockery, who we all know from “Downton Abbey.” How did you convince Lady Mary to go to the dark side?

I don’t cast the role while I’m writing. I
See full article at Variety - TV News »

Good Girls Revolt Review: Well, Not Every '60s Show Can Be Mad Men

Good Girls Revolt Review: Well, Not Every '60s Show Can Be Mad Men
As acclaimed as it was, Mad Men was never a breakout ratings hit — which makes it all the more strange that so many ’60s-set clones have popped up since its debut. First came NBC’s The Playboy Club and ABC’s Pan Am, both cancelled after a single season. And now comes Amazon’s newsroom drama Good Girls Revolt (debuting this Friday), which unfortunately is closer in quality to those two misfires than the original. It gets the period clothes and music right, but forgets to include any of the insight and emotional complexity that made Mad Men great.

The
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Fargo Season 3 Lands Carrie Coon as Female Lead

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As if we didn't already know Fargo Season 3 was going to be fantastic, the casting choices keep making it seem even better.

Carrie Coon, who is currently in Australia finishing up The Leftovers final season, has been cast opposite previously named male lead Ewan McGregor

Coon will play the series regular role of Gloria Burgle, a practical woman who grabs the fire extinguisher when the bacon catches fire and everyone else panics.

The chief of police in Edna Valley and a newly divorced mother, she struggles to understand this new world around her where people connect more intimately with their phones than the people directly in front of them.

Season 3 of Fargo will be set nearer to the future than the previous two installments.

The drama will settle around a pair of pair of brothers, both played by McGregor, Emmit and Ray Stussy. 

Emmit is the Parking Lot King of Minnesota,
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CBS Orders Military Pilot from Sarah Timberman & Carl Beverly, Director Rj Cutler

“Four Stars,” a family military drama, has scored a pilot order at CBS, Variety has learned. The potential series hails from scribe Becky Mode who will exec produce with Sarah Timberman, Carl Beverly and Rj Cutler, who is attached to direct the pilot.

“Four Stars” follows two powerful rival families in the military community of Tampa, Florida, who make decisions at the highest levels in the interest of national security.

CBS Television Studios, where Timberman and Beverly are under an overall deal, will produce.

Mode’s credits include “A Gifted Man,” “Smash” and “The Playboy Club.” She was a staff writer on “Cosby.” Cutler’s credits include “Nashville” and the film “If I Stay,” which he helmed. He also directed the “Vogue” documentary “The September Issue.”

The project is a continuation of business for Timberman and Beverly and CBS. The producing pair is currently behind the network’s “Elementary” and “The Odd Couple,
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