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Playboy's Hugh Hefner Says Playmate Crystal Harris Called off Wedding

By Associated Press on June 14, 2011

Hugh Hefner, Crystal Harris, wedding, pictures, picture, photos, photo, pics, pic, images, image, hot, sexy, latest, new, 2011CHICAGO – Playboy magazine founder Hugh Hefner says his fiancee has called off their wedding.

The 85-year-old Hefner says in a Tuesday message on Chicago-based Playboy's official Twitter feed that 24-year-old Crystal Harris has "had a change of heart."

Former Playboy Playmate Yvette Vickers Found Dead

By Matt Murai on May 3, 2011

LOS ANGELES – Former Playboy Playmate and B-movie actress Yvette Vickers was found dead Wednesday at her Benedict Canyon home. She was 82.

A neighbor discovered the body in a mummified state last week, police told the Los Angeles Times.

The body appeared to have gone undiscovered for an unknown period of time - anywhere from several months to a year - and investigators weren't able to determine if it was the remains of a man or woman, Assistant Chief Coroner Ed Winter said.

Hef, Holly and Bridget Offer Congrats to New Parents Kendra and Hank

By Chloe Bunker on December 11, 2009

Kendra Wilkinson, Bridget Marquardt, Hugh Hefner, Holly Madison, pictures, picture, photos, photo, pics, pic, images, image, hot, sexy, latest, newHOLLYWOOD, Calif. — The Girls Next Door are celebrating the arrival of Kendra Wilkinson and Hank Baskett's newborn son.

"Little Hank is here," Bridget Marquardt tweeted from Cabo after the birth of Hank Randall IV on Friday. "9lbs 5oz...WOW! Congrats to Kendra and Hank!"

Hugh Hefner's Playboy in Talks to be Sold

By K.R. Gomez on November 13, 2009

LOS ANGELES — Hugh Hefner's iconic Playboy brand could be headed for a change.

The men's magazine is currently in talks to be sold, with negotiations reportedly heating up with a pair of interested parties.

One discussion involves Jim Griffiths and the private equity firm Golden Gate Capital, who are looking to purchase the brand for $300 million, a source familiar with the negotiations tells Reuters. Griffiths is a former Playboy entertainment president.

The company is also engaged in talks to sell itself to Iconix Brand Group, sources revealed Thursday. The New York-based Iconix owns brands that it licenses to manufacturers, such as Candies, Joe Boxer, Rocawear and London Fog.

Playboy's shares were up 6.6 percent at $4.34 in Friday's trading on the New York Stock Exchange. The stock rose 43 percent on Thursday, following initial news of the talks with Iconix.

The magazine has seen circulation decline 9 percent to 2.45 million in the first six months of the year, according to the Audit Bureau of Circulations.

Playboy was initially going to be called Stag Party. It was launched by the 83-year-old Hefner in 1953, with the inaugural issue featuring Marilyn Monroe.