Levi Johnston talks the talk, but won't walk the naked walk.
After all the hype, we won't be seeing Levi Johnston nude in Playgirl. At least not full-frontal style, despite what his manager, Tank Jones, promised us. Poor.
"[Levi] did not give 'full frontal' as his manager Tank [Jones] reported he would," Daniel Nardicio, a spokesman for Playgirl, told the New York Daily News.
Playgirl still insists that the "package" is sure to please:
"Although there may be glimpses, we did not get full on frontal nudity. But we're thrilled with the photos we got, and are confident people will love them."
So much for that "venture into porn," as Sarah Palin called it.
Speaking out on Oprah yesterday, Palin mocked Johnston's newfound fame, saying "I don't know if we call him Levi. I hear he goes by Ricky Hollywood now ... If that's the case, we don't want to mess up his gig he's got going."
Jones took issue with Palin's criticism of her would-be son-in-law, and described Levi Johnston's much-hyped photo shoot for Playgirl as "art," not porn.
"He came in this world naked. So all of a sudden it's dirty to take your clothes off?" Jones said. "It depends what you do once you take your clothes off."
The irony? Levi is only famous and receiving attention in the first place because of getting naked ... and really giving it to Bristol Palin without protection.
The former Alaska governor said she is disappointed at those who are "handling" Johnston and allowing him to speak "mistruths" about the Palin family.
"The premise of Levi having lived with Bristol is false. You take that foundational untruth and you can kind of measure all the other things he's saying."
"He's a teenager. I don't think he realizes quite yet what it is that he is being handled and orchestrated - for him to be participating in this," she said.
Who knows if Sarah knows what she is doing on any given day, since she's the one Going Rogue and all, but it's nice of her to express her concern.
Whose side are you on?