The Girls Next Door (2005– )
Both lauded and criticized over the span of his revolutionary career, the trailblazing media icon wed three times and fathered four children — the most prominent of which, currently, is 26-year-old son Cooper, the chief creative officer of Playboy Enterprises.
In newly uncovered trust documents, Hefner clearly outlined the beneficiaries to his estate: widow Crystal Hefner and his children Christie A. Hefner, David Hefner, Marston Hefner and Cooper — but he insisted that if any of
The cover of Playboy‘s November/December 2017 issue shows a side profile of Hefner, who was photographed by Larry Gordon back in 1965. The late publisher, who was born in 1926, was 39-years-old in the portrait.
The cover makes the late publisher the 11th man to ever be on the cover of the magazine and the first man ever to be on the cover without a female model present.
Hefner died two days before the issue was going to press, according to a statement from Playboy.
The former The Girls Next Door star, 32, shared a series of tweets about the “special” man who “always made me laugh.”
“For me it was the little things about Hef,” she tweeted. “The moments I got to share w him w no cameras around…”
For me it was the little things about Hef. The moments I I got to share w him w no cameras around…
“Hef, you changed our lives and made us women!” the two ex-Girls Next Door stars, 27, both wrote on Instagram and Twitter alongside a montage of pictures of all three of them together. “We had so much fun and made so many memories that we will never forget!!!”
“What keeps us sane is knowing we have memories of us, the pictures captured a glimpse, but our hearts captured everything like a film recorder!! Thanks for giving us a kind of love
While many of his famous Playmates have expressed their condolences via social media and in statements to Et -- like Kendra Wilkinson, Bridget Marquardt and Pamela Anderson -- there's one that's been noticeably silent: Holly Madison.
From 2002-2008, the platinum blond beauty was Hefner's "No. 1" girlfriend. But according to Madison, all of that went downhill... and fast. In her 2015 memoir, Down the Rabbit Hole: Curious Adventures and Cautionary Tales of a Former Playboy Bunny, Madison claims she contemplated suicide due to her unhappy life in the mansion.
From head over heels to their now-infamous feud, Et's breaking down what led to their strained relationship, and how it affected Madison's friendship with one of her The Girls Next Door co-stars.
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It all started nearly 30 years ago, when Trump appeared on the cover of Playboy‘s March 1990 issue.
On the cover, a smirking Trump poses next to a woman clad in only his suit jacket. “Nice magazine. Want to sell it?” reads the caption next to Trump.
Inside, the future president bemoans the state of the country in an interview. “I hate seeing this country go to hell,” he said. “We
“It was a constant struggle,” Madison told People of her seven years living at the Playboy Mansion with former boyfriend Hugh Hefner. “I was trying to sell this image of ‘Oh everything is so great here,’ but I was miserable inside.”
Former The Girls Next Door stars Kendra Wilkinson and Madison fell out years ago, but both have spoken out about their experiences. In 2015, Madison published a juicy tell-all memoir, Down the Rabbit Hole: Curious Adventures and Cautionary Tales of a Former Playboy Bunny, which
The former Girls Next Door star, who dated the Playboy mogul from 2002 to 2009, took to Instagram early Thursday to share her sadness over his passing.
“So sad but forever grateful for all the wonderful memories and amazing experiences #RIPHef #Playboy,” she captioned a photo of the two of them with an emoji of a broken heart.
In E!’s reality show, The Girls Next Door, Marquardt starred alongside Hef and his two other girlfriends at the time, Kendra Wilkinson and Holly Madison, between 2005 and 2009.
Hefner borrowed $8,000 dollars (including $1,000 from his mother) in 1953 to create Playboy while he was working for Esquire as a copy editor. The world-famous magazine that placed naked women and intelligent interviews right next to each other, and changed the world. While most famous for Playboy,
Former Playboy model Jenny McCarthy shared a photo of her cover issue as a tribute to Hefner, and reflected on what he did for her career and American culture.
"Rip #Hef Thank you for being a revolutionary and changing so many people's lives, especially mine. I hope I made you proud," she wrote.
Baywatch star Donna D'Errico shared a similar message of gratitude to the late publisher, writing, "Hugh Hefner put me in Playboy & ignited my career. I am forever indebted, Hef. You will forever live on as an icon of epic proportions. #Rip."
News: 'Playboy' Founder Hugh Hefner Dies at 91
Kevin Burns, executive producer of The Girls Next Door, fondly remembered
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.
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“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,
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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