PLAYBOY MAGAZINE FOUNDER HUGH HEFNER DIES AT 91

Hugh Hefner the creator of Playboy Magazine has died at his home in the Holmby Hills area of Los Angeles. He was 91 years old. Hefner sold the infamous Playboy Mansion last year to 34 year old business owner Darren Metropoulos for $110 million. Hefner made a deal with Metropoulos last year that he would live in the mansion until his death. Metropoulos is the co-owner of Hostess Brands.

 

 

The first issue of Playboy Magazine was published in 1953, when Hefner was 27 years old. Over the years many famous, and women who have went on to be famous after making an appearance in the magazine include: Shannen Doherty (1994), Lindsay Lohan (2012), Drew Barrymore (1995), Vanity (Prince protege and singer, 1985 & 1988), Farrah Fawcett (1995 & 1997), Madonna (1995), Aubrey O’day (2009), Sharon Stone (1990 & 1992), Garcelle Beauvais (2007), Naomi Campbell (1999), Carmen Electra (2003 & 2009), Robin Givens (1994), Brooke Burke (2001 & 2004), Jenny Mccarthy (94′, 96′, 97′, 05′ & 2012), Kim Kardashian (2007), Stacey Dash (2006), Ursula Andress (1965 & 1981), Pamela Anderson( too many times to list), Jayne Mansfield (1955 & 1963), Kim Basinger (1983), Bo Derek (80′, 81′, 84′ & 1994), Cindy Crawford (88′, 96′ & 1998)

 

Hugh Hefner & Playboy Magazine managed to change the world’s opinion of naked women. Where it was once looked at as trashy, Hefner managed to transform the general public’s opinion into seeing naked women in public as something not to be ashamed of, but something to be proud of and proud to put on display. It might not sound like much today, but people were a lot more uptight in the 50’s & 60’s during the magazine’s rise to stardom. Playboy transformed into “the classy nudity magazine.” It was this reputation that separated Playboy from other nudie magazines like Hustler & Penthouse. It was also this reputation that attracted star quality women to the magazine. Playboy done away with the nudity in 2016 when they released their first non-nude issue in March of that year. Hefner’s son, and heir to the Playboy throne, Cooper, brought the nudity back about a year later in the magazines March/April 2017 issue. Hugh Hefner was many things, but one thing that can’t be argued is that he was a visionary. The little magazine that started in 1953 is a multi million dollar business today. Playboy Enterprises is reportedly worth north of $200 million today. That my friend, is what you call a legacy! #RIPHEF

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KHLOE KARDASHIAN PREGNANT?

Multiple news outlets are reporting that Khloe Kardashian is pregnant. The father of the child is reportedly Cleveland Cavaliers center Tristan Thompson. The two have been dating for about a year. An unnamed source and close friend of Khloe’s said that the Keeping Up With The Kardashians star is about three months pregnant.  This news comes on the heels of news that little sister Kylie is pregnant with her boyfriend, rapper Travis Scott’s child. Sister Kim is also expecting her third child. This time around, by a surrogate. Tristan Thompson has a 9 year old son, Prince, with ex-girlfriend Jordan Craig.

YOUNG DOLPH SHOT IN HOLLYWOOD

TMZ (@tmz) is reporting that rapper Young Dolph was shot in Hollywood this afternoon. Law enforcement sources said that Dolph was just outside Shoe Palace at the Hollywood & Highland intersection when he was hit. Officers were nearby and responded immediately. It’s reported that Dolph suffered multiple gunshot wounds, but  his injuries appear to be non-life threatening. No arrest have been made at this time, and it’s unclear if there was one shooter or multiple shooters.

CARDI B & BODAK YELLOW HITS NUMBER 1 ON BILLBOARD CHARTS!

Move over Taylor Swift and “Look What You Made Me Do.” A new queen, and a new single has just moved in to grab that number one spot. Cardi B’s Bodak Yellow is now the number one song in America. The song has received major plays everywhere all summer, and has now officially moved Cardi into that coveted number one spot. Bodak Yellow is the first solo song by a female rap artist to top the charts in 19 years! Cardi B is only the fifth female rapper to ever hold the #1 spot. Cardi now joins Lauren Hill, Lil’ Kim, Shawnna, and Iggy Azelia as the only female rappers to hold such an honor.

 

 

Cardi B’s rise to stardom has really been an amazing thing to witness. From Instagram, to Love & Hip Hop, to a successful rap career, and now to the #1 song in the Country. Wow! Through it all, Cardi has remained consistently…..Cardi. She has not changed one bit. When I saw Cardi on Love & Hip Hop I had no idea that she was even a rapper. I thought she was just another person that was being brought on the show to make trouble and fight. I was wrong. Love & Hip Hop was just a stepping stone and not a career move for Ms. B. You have to love, or at least respect Cardi B’s grind from the bottom to the top. It’s proof that if you work hard enough, and maybe catch a break here and there, you can achieve your dreams. Congratulations Cardi!