Hugh Hefner

This may suit Kim Dotcom

A few years back Kim Dotcom was looking for a mansion in Los Angeles. He had his fixers out looking, but in the end decided on New Zealand.

Now it appears that a perfect house for him has come on the market, and with his newly freed-up Hong Kong cash he could probably buy it and move over there to clear his name.

Got a spare $US200 million lying around? You could be the proud new owner of the Playboy Mansion.

There’s only one catch, its elderly, smoking jacket-wearing, men’s magazine magnate will stay on until his death.

Hugh Hefner’s six-acre Playboy Mansion in Los Angeles will be put on the market next month, TMZ reported.

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Paperless porn? No, it’s just for the articles


Paper is so passe‘.  So much so that even the mighty Hugh Hefner is looking to turn his printing company into a licensing company.  (APN prints and Fairfax licences?)

Playboy Enterprises is getting more time to transform itself into a licensing company from an aging publisher at risk of breaching its loan agreements as readers desert print.

The company founded by Hugh Hefner in 1953 refinanced $147 million of first-lien debt with a single lender after its financial performance deteriorated, increasing the risk it wouldn’t be able to comply with its financial obligations.

Standard & Poor’s last month said the publisher was “vulnerable” because of “sporadic operating shortfalls,” competition in brand licensing and a worsening outlook for print media.

Shareholders in the likes of APN and Fairfax are showing unusual confidence in their investments, although to be honest, most of that comes from their interest that lie outside the production of printed daily newspapers.   Read more »


So that’s the secret

Now we know why Hugh Hefner is still boxing on…the secret to longevity is, apparently, wild women…

What’s the secret to living a long and happy life? Geoff Howlett, who celebrated his 103rd birthday yesterday with a spot of indoor bowls and a party, will tell you it is “women, wild women, that’s the secret”.

“That and a nip or two of whisky each night before bed. Well, why not? A man has to have his vices.”

At 103 years old who is there to argue with him, except wowsers.

Face of the Day

Hugh Hefner says his New Year’s resolution is to “stay single


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