Not unlike the men it is marketed toward, Lindsay Lohan's Playboy spread will come early this month. Hugh Hefner confirmed the news on Twitter Friday.
"Because of the interest & the Internet leak, we're releasing the Lindsay Lohan issue early," Hugh said after the leak of the Lindsay Lohan Playboy pictures.
"The Lindsay Lohan pictorial has been leaked on the Internet & is causing a sensation," he said, stating the obvious regarding "a true Collector's Edition."
This is NOT one of the Lindsay Lohan Playboy pictures. It's from New York Magazine in 2008, when she also posed nude in a Marilyn Monroe-themed pictorial.
A rep for the magazine said someone had taken the cover and photos from an advance copy of the magazine and posted them online "without permission."
The rep said nothing official would be released until December, but that was before Hef's announcement. There's no word yet on just how early "early" is.
Lohan, who squeezed in the Playboy shoot between court dates, community service obligations and whatever the hell else she does, has not commented.
She banked close to $1 million for the nude shoot, and while it remains to be seen if the leak will hurt sales, she and Playboy are certainly buzzworthy now.
"Lindsay Lohan was the top search name on the Internet yesterday. Her issue goes on sale next week. Hot. Hot. Hot!" Hefner Tweeted enthusiastically.
Is it, though? How does Lindsay Lohan in Playboy sound to you?