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Playboy Sued Drop McCartney's Sexy Mullet Now And Hand Over the Dough

11/22/2016 12:40 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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1121-paul-mccartney-james-fortuneA pic of Paul McCartney's mullet is going to cost Playboy some cash ... according to the famous photographer who says the Bunny illegally used the shot.

Rock photog James Fortune -- who's shot Mick Jagger, Robert Plant and Jim Morrison -- says Playboy.com posted a photo gallery in 2014 of "15 Hilariously Awesome Celebrity Mullets" that included Fortune's shot of a shaggy Sir Paul, circa his '70s Wings days.

The gallery is still up ... a huge problem for Fortune who says he never gave Playboy permission to do the 'do in its gallery. He's suing for any profits Playboy's made off Macca's mullet.

Playmate Ashley Mattingly Drunken Golf Cart Ride Charges Are In ... DUI and Hit & Run

11/13/2016 12:10 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

1110-ashley-mattingly-TMZ-01Ashley Mattingly might wanna cut back on the weekend cruising ... she faces 4 charges for allegedly plowing her golf cart into 4 parked cars while she was hammered.  

The Orange County D.A. hit the former Playmate with 3 counts of driving under the influence -- including 1 for drugs -- and 1 additional count of hit-and-run with property damage -- all misdemeanors. It's also alleged that her BAC was at least .20%. 

TMZ broke the news of Ashley's arrest, but she has a different story of what went down ... including a strong drink defense of why she was wasted. She faces up to a year behind bars if convicted on all 4 counts.

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Playboy Playmate Dani Mathers Charged with Crime For Snapping Despicable Nude Gym Photo

11/4/2016 10:35 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0714-dani-mathers-snapchat-4Dani Mathers -- the Playboy Playmate who secretly took a pic of a naked woman at an L.A. gym and then shamed her on social media -- has just been charged with the crime of invasion of privacy ... TMZ has learned.

As we reported, Mathers was at her LA Fitness and zeroed in on an elderly woman who was changing clothes in the locker room. She posted the pic and then tagged it, "If I can't unsee this then you can't either."

It took some hunting by LAPD detectives, but they found the victim, who was game to have Mathers prosecuted.

The L.A. City Attorney has now pulled the trigger. If convicted she faces 6 months in jail.

Mathers is also persona non grata at LA Fitness.

Dani's attorney, Tom Mesereau, tells TMZ, "I’m disappointed that she was charged with any type of violation. She never intentionally violated anyone’s privacy and never tried to break the law at any time."

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Playmate Sunshine Shen Healthy Dose of Vitamin D-Light

10/29/2016 12:25 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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1028_sunshine_shen_playmate_bikini_photos_launch_2Sunshine Shen might be a tongue twister -- seriously, say her name 3 times fast -- but in this case ... her fit and fine body's doing all the talking.

The Playboy model got wet and brightened up a SoCal beach ... even while wearing a black bikini.

Check out the pics and remember ... you always got Sunshine on a cloudy day.

Playboy's Halloween Dead Playmates, 'Cocaine' and 'Stranger Things'

10/28/2016 1:41 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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1028_playboy_office_halloween_decorations_launch_4Playboy employees livened up their Beverly Hills offices by decking out their cubicles with some dead-on decorations ... and yes, that's partly a reference to Anna Nicole Smith.

There's a huge hole to fill in the Playboy universe because the Mansion's annual Halloween bash was canceled this year -- so Playmates Kennedy SummersStephanie Branton and Miriam Gonzalez got their kicks at the corporate office instead.

The ladies judged the staff's Halloween decorations, which you can see for yourself in the gallery.

Along with a tribute to "Stranger Things" and a Playmates graveyard ... there was a "dead" strip club with a "coked-up" champagne room. Trump even showed up.

Top honors went to the video dept. for their looping horror show.

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Paris Hilton No.1 On My Trick or Treat Route ... The Playboy Mansion!

10/21/2016 7:18 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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The Playboy Mansion is known for its epic Halloween parties, but turns out rich kids in the neighborhood like Paris Hilton door-knocked on fright night ... 'cause it was the best candy in town. 

Paris was leaving the Delilah opening in WeHo Thursday night when she dropped a living paradox known as Hugh Hefner.

Turns out Hef had some stiff competition, from someone with an even bigger mansion.

Model Katie May's Death Coroner Finds ... Chiropractor Did It

10/19/2016 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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1017-katie-may-INSTAGRAM-01Playboy model Katie May died from a simple visit to a chiropractor for an adjustment, which ultimately left her with a fatal tear to an artery in her neck ... according to the L.A. County Coroner.

TMZ obtained a copy of Katie's death certificate, and it clears up a huge mystery surrounding her sudden death in February. The document says she died when a blunt force injury tore her left vertebral artery, and cut off blood flow to her brain. 

It also says the injury was sustained during a "neck manipulation by chiropractor." Her death is listed as accidental.

As TMZ first reported, Katie -- known as the "Queen of Snapchat" -- had taken a nasty fall during a photo shoot. She thought she had a pinched nerve and went to an L.A. chiropractor on Friday. She suffered a stroke on Monday, and remained on life support until Thursday.

Katie's family is aware of the coroner's findings. They would not comment on whether they or her estate would pursue legal action.

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The Kelly Twins Still Identical ... With or Without Bikini Top

10/14/2016 12:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

1012_Brittany-Brandi-Kelly-Twins-launchIdentical twin sisters and Playboy Playmates Brandi and Brittany Kelly are double the trouble on land but even more so in the drink.

Legend has it you can tell them apart by their personality ... Brandi is more the wild one, and judging from the above photo, that'll put her on the left. Wait, or maybe that's her on the right?

Does it matter? No, because they both look exactly the same with their tops on or off.

Have a look ...

Playmate of the Year Dumps NBA Fiance ... Blames Social Media

10/5/2016 12:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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1004_jeff_withey_Kennedy-Summers_getty_instagramSad news ... the NBA player who was called out on Instagram for allegedly cheating on his Playboy Playmate girlfriend ... has been dumped for good. 

You remember the story ... 2014 Playmate of the Year Kennedy Summers put Utah Jazz center Jeff Withey on blast back in June when she found out he took someone else on a movie date behind her back. 

Somehow, Jeff won her back and they got engaged the following month. 

1004-jeff-witey-kennedy-summer-instagrma_subBut now, their relationship has hit a roadblock once again -- with Kennedy calling the whole thing off ... citing "many issues." We're told jealousy was a factor. 

In fact, Kennedy's rep, Zack Teperman, issued a statement saying social media played a huge role in the split.

"While it has its many pros, Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, etc. can also create many issues within a relationship. The negative effects of social media have claimed yet another couple."

Kennedy -- a 3rd year medical student -- has already moved out of the couple's home. 

So ... PLAYMATE AND NBA PLAYER ON THE MARKET!!!!

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Hugh Hefner Dead Schmed!!!

10/1/2016 7:04 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

1001-hugh-hefner-twitter-01Hugh Hefner wants to make it clear ... the only thing in the can over at the bunny palace is film he whips out on movie night.

Hef posted this pic with wife Crystal Friday night, shooting down rumors like the cowboy on the screen.  

TMZ broke the story ... law enforcement officials rushed to The Playboy Mansion Friday after rumors swirled that Hef kicked the bucket. We're told PBM staffers assured cops Hugh was fine, and Hef even gave them an A-Ok call. 

Yee-haw.

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Playmate Ashley Mattingly Arrested for Drunken Joyride

10/1/2016 12:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0927-ashley-mattingly-mug-no-wm-no-blue-dot-lbpd-01Former Playmate Ashley Mattingly was arrested for suspicion of DUI after allegedly plowing her golf cart into 4 parked cars, but she's not willing to accept blame.

According to a witness, Mattingly wrecked last weekend while tooling around her Laguna Beach neighborhood. Cops tell us the witness snapped pics, which they used to trace the vehicle back to Ashley. When they got to her house, we're told she appeared to be under the influence, and arrested her.

0927-playboy-golf-cart-sub-asset-TMZ-01Ashley has a different story though -- she tells us someone stole her golf cart and went on a joyride. She adds she wouldn't have answered the door if she had anything to hide from cops. 

As for the DUI -- Ashley admits she does mix extra strong drinks at home sometimes ... which doesn't seem like the greatest defense. That giant gash on her face might also be tough to explain away.

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Hugh Hefner Alive Despite Death Scare

9/30/2016 4:14 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0930-hugh-hefner-tmzLaw enforcement rushed to the Playboy Mansion Friday ... when rumors swirled Hugh Hefner may have died. 

Several news agencies, including TMZ, got a tip the Playboy king had passed away. We called law enforcement to confirm or shoot down the story ... and we were told they were unaware of a death at the Mansion.

We've learned earlier today, cops went to the bunny house and spoke with staff members who said Hef's health remained unchanged. A staff member told Hef the police had come to check on him and he then personally called cops to say he was okay.

Hef has been in frail health over the last few years ... and rarely comes out of his bedroom.

Playmate Dani Mathers Not Interested in Learning from Her Mistakes ... Anti-bullying Org Claims

9/17/2016 12:10 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0916-dani-mathers-INSTAGRAM-01Dani Mathers cozied up to an anti-cyberbullying group after her despicable body shaming incident in an L.A. gym, but went radio silent when it came time to do any work ... according to the organization.

Cure the Hate tells TMZ they first reached out to Mathers after she made headlines for posting a photo of the unsuspecting woman -- but only heard back when police turned up the heat on her.

TMZ broke the story ... cops found Mathers' victim and earlier this month recommended she be prosecuted. Cure the Hate says that's when Mathers said she wanted to partner up ... but they now believe it was just lip service.

The org says they followed up with her 7 times, but never heard a peep. Cure the Hate thinks Mathers' actions, or lack thereof, show she's not serious about making good after the incident.

We reached out to her, but never heard back.

Interestingly, after we called Mathers she finally called Cure the Hate on Friday ... only to say she was taking a pass. 

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