Hugh Hefner on Lindsay Lohan Playboy Pictorial: Mixed Emotions ...

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Hugh Hefner believes Lindsay Lohan's Marilyn Monroe-themed Playboy pictures will make the new issue a keepsake - proving some people wrong, including himself.

"The concept came from my editors," Hefner told People in a recent interview.

"I had mixed emotions. I could not have anticipated, quite frankly, that it would turn out to be such a newsworthy event, or that the pictorial would turn out so well."

A Lindsay Lohan Playboy Photo

Oddly enough, the two never crossed paths - even at the photo shoot. Even so, Hefner is well aware that lately, Lohan is "carrying around some serious luggage."

"Historically, Playboy pictorials are connected to stars at various times in their career," Hef says. "Sometimes it's the beginning of their career and sometimes it comes at a particular moment - as with Lindsay - that is intended as a turnaround."

Hefner says his wish is that "this is a born-again beginning for Lindsay" and that he wishes her all the best. "I think there's a rooting interest for her," he says.

Part of the reason the issue is such a big seller, Hef says, is due to his direction.

It was he who insisted on fully nude Lindsay Lohan pictures, after all.

During negotiations, "Some of the people around her said, 'No, no, I don't want her nude.' And I said, 'No, look, this is how it's going to be. This is how it is.'"

Hugh, you are the man. That is all.


Sure Lindsay Lohan is a total screwup but she is cute with a girl next store look. Why give her a cheap wig and foundation makeup
to make her look like Marilyn Monroe. I mean how many times have you done this before with Playboy models and celebs? How about
showing us LINDSAY in the nude!


What a total disgrace and an insult to the immortal Marilyn--just flush the trashy bitch. Linsay Lohan can only measure up if she dies soon.I would not pay 2 cents to she her nude.


@dutifulwife - Funny, I consider "sophisticated" people as having an education and being able to spell "u," "its," "deffinatly," and "dnt" correctly. IJS. @thatruth5 - Ditto to you, sir. Did you get your GED out of a box of cornflakes? Only total morons write like that.


I hope she can turn herself around. I'd love to see Lindsay trade her cigarettes for the gym, to be healthier and happier than she's ever been. Robert Downey Jr did it. Let's see if Lindsay can.


I don't think she deserved to be put on the cover....she is nothing but an undercover drug addict who has been slapped on the wrist one two many times.


@Stan..... yes playboy is STILL a "bestseller" its for the "more sophisticated" millionaire .... DEFFINATLY the reason u dnt know anyone that buys it....IJS


@Stan...i dont kno where the hell u have been, b/c the playboy mag still makes millions. Oh, mayb thats y u kno no 1 that'll buy makes millions.


He's not fooling anyone. I don't know a single person who cares enough to buy it, let alone subscribes to Playboy anymore. I mean, come on! There's better stuff available on the internet for free!

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Hugh Hefner Biography

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Chicago, Illinois
Full Name
Hugh Marston Hefner