hugh hefner

Jared Leto Says He Wasn't Going To Play Hugh Hefner In Ratner's (Now Canceled) Film

Oscar winning actor Jared Leto claims he was never involved in the Brett Ratner directed Hugh Hefner biopic film announced earlier this year. Playboy Entertainment released a statement today that the Hef-centric biographical film would not be moving forward as intended with Ratner after a Los Angeles Times piece featuring first hand accounts from six different […]

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Bill Sienkiewicz Pays Tribute To Hugh Hefner

Following the passing last night of Playboy founder Hugh Hefner, legendary artist Bill Sienkiewicz has posted a painting of a young Hef to Twitter. Though most remember Hefner for creating the Playboy Centerfold, he was also a cartoonist himself who featured comics prominently in his magazines. CBR's Brian Cronin has taken a break from writing […]

End Of An Era, Hugh Hefner Has Passed Away At 91

The publishing word is a little more boring tonight as we sadly report the passing of Playboy founder Hugh Hefner at the age of 91. Hef wasn't just the man behind the bunnies, but arguably that's how most will remember him. A representative for Playboy issued a statement to PEOPLE: Hugh M. Hefner, the American icon […]

This Day in Pop Culture History

On This Day In Pop Culture For April 9

Welcome to This Day in Pop Culture History, a daily look at important events, birthdays, and other oddities in pop culture! History is important, and we aim to educate here at Bleeding Cool, so without further ado, here are some things that have happened on April 9, the 99th day of the year: 1959- NASA announces […]

Playboy Now Does Away With Cartoons…

We'd heard about the changes to Playboy Magazine, the elimination of nudity. This was met with mixed reactions at best. But we now get word that they will be eliminating something else the magazine is well known for… the cartoons. And I don't mean just nudity in the cartoons, I the cartoons all together are […]

Hugh Hefner Meeting With The Queen's Peter Morgan About A Biopic

Peter Morgan's specialty has been films about real people, with a popular subset dedicated to real people being played by Michael Sheen – and within that, films in which Sheen plays Tony Blair. Morgan is currently at work on a biopic of Freddie Mercury, to star Sacha Baron Cohen and most likely be directed by […]