Playboy is trying to shut down a Canadian escort service for calling their chicks-for-hire "Playmates" -- a term Playboy says is legally reserved for its "girl next door" types ... not hookers.
Playboy blasts PleasurePlaymates.com in a new lawsuit, claiming the bunny brand is being tarnished because Hef's girls have a more wholesome appeal ... according to court docs obtained by TMZ.
Playboy wants the escort company to turn over the URL.
In the docs, Playboy says escort services are known for "illicit activity" -- a pretty strong insinuation Pleasure Playmates hires prostitutes -- while its centerfolds are "classy and sophisticated."
We've reached out to Pleasure Playmates several times ... strictly professionally ... but haven't been able to get through to anyone.
Pulls Yet Another
Fine Piece of Arce
8/2/2014 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Justin Bieber is on an absolute tear in Ibiza, and his latest conquest might be his best -- the Playboy Playmate he held a late night make out session with on a yacht.
Biebs was photographed hooking up with Miss July 2013, Alyssa Arce on Thursday night. Our sources say she and Justin met on Wednesday ... and ended up hanging on the same yacht. Funny how that happens in Ibiza.
22-year-old Alyssa is signed with Wilhelmina LA, and we're told she hit it off with Justin almost immediately -- but it's nothing serious just yet.
As one source put it ... they're just "having fun."
Gary Oldman Apologizes
But Then Again,
He Is a Great Actor ...
6/26/2014 6:14 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Gary Oldman apologized again -- this time on Jimmy Kimmel -- for telling Playboy that everyone has used the n-word and talked about "f**king Jews," but Kimmel raised the question ... how do you know if a great actor is being sincere?
Oldman talked for a long time, saying he was sorry for using the words, although he never addressed the sentiment. On Wednesday, he apologized to the Jewish community, but didn't address the African American community.
Oldman has been backtracking ever since the article came out ... where he defended Mel Gibson and Alec Baldwin and postulated that everyone drops a racial slur every now again.
So we gotta ask ...
Apologizes for Offending Jews
But What About Blacks??!!!
6/25/2014 6:09 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Gary Oldman says he's remorseful for trashing Jews ... but he almost shockingly doesn't say a word about disparaging African Americans.
Oldman unloaded on Jews and African Americans in a Playboy interview, grousing that Mel Gibson and Alec Baldwin were treated unfairly because, "We have all said those things. We're all f**king hypocrites. That's what I think about it. The policeman who arrested him has never used the word n***er or that f**king Jew?"
He also said, "Mel Gibson is in a town that's run by Jews and he said the wrong thing because he's actually bitten the hand that I guess has fed him, and doesn't need to feed him anymore because he's got enough dough."
Oldman now says, "I am deeply remorseful that comments I recently made in the Playboy interview are offensive to many Jewish people."
He never takes back his comment about everyone using the n-word.
Calls Cops Over Harassing Reporters
6/24/2014 8:47 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
The transsexual who claims she had an affair with Kendra Wilkinson's husband Hank Baskett called the cops on reporters who she claims are now stalking and harassing her.
Cops came to Ava London's L.A. condo late last week to physically remove members of the media who she claims were trying to drum her out of her unit by banging at her door. She says the reporters were trying to buy surveillance video from the building manager, to see if Baskett ever showed up.
London's lawyer also claims some outlets are making up stories. He cites In Touch magazine, which claims to have interviewed London. The lawyer said that never happened and is threatening to sue.
Baskett has been mum.
TMZ reached out to In Touch and Baskett for comment ... so far, no word back.
Brazilian Playboy Model
Check Out My World Cups!
6/18/2014 3:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Smoke show Ana Braga hit the beach in Miami, proving there is at least one Brazilian on the planet NOT obsessed with the World Cup.
The bikini model who was once featured on the cover of Playboy Venezuela ... supported her futbol team Tuesday -- the same day they played Mexico -- by wearing a super teeny tiny g-string bikini.
Considering the Mexico match ended in a 0-0 tie ... Ana might need to wear even less for Brazil's next game.
The World Cup is awesome.
Playboy Playmate Returns to Action
... In Booty Shorts
6/17/2014 12:22 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Pomplun -- who was raised in Tijuana -- blew up on the 'net last week by live-cheering Mexico's game against Cameroon ... and clearly, she's more than happy to do it again for today's match against Brazil.
She's already uploaded a pre-game pump up video to show off her team spirit.
Hopefully, Mexico pulls through on their end.
Playboy's Shannon Twins
6/17/2014 10:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Former Playboy playmates Karissa and Kristina Shannon frolicked on the beach in the Pacific Palisades yesterday with some unusual beach accessories ... burgers and fries.
Hef's ex-girlfriends enjoyed an afternoon at Will Rogers Beach with a few Big Macs and a couple orders of fries. The girls have done a ton of growing up -- all over -- since their Playboy days in 2009.
It may seem odd to bring fast food to the beach, but who doesn't love a set of juicy buns?
PLAYBOY PLAYMATE GOES WILD
... For Every Goal
6/13/2014 10:44 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
The entire TMZ Sports newsroom just became fans of Team Mexico ... because every time the squad scores a goal, Playboy's 2013 Playmate of the Year is celebrating by bouncing around in a skimpy top.
Raquel Pomplun -- who was raised in Tijuana -- is live-cheering the game with Playboy and Hornitos tequila ... which basically means she quickly records a sexy video anytime Mexico does anything noteworthy.
Earlier today, Mexico scored its first goal of the World Cup against Cameroon ... and Pomplun went wild.
Sooooo ... Viva Mexico!
GET-OUT-OF-PRISON PARTY PICS
I'm Free ... And Hot As Ever
4/22/2014 12:08 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Pink is the new orange -- ex-Playboy Playmate Colleen Shannon is back on the party scene after her recent prison stint ... celebrating her release with a weekend full of champagne-fueled ragers ... and we got pics.
TMZ broke the story ... Shannon was sentenced to 4 months in federal prison after trying to sneak her BF across the Canadian border last year. She pled guilty to transporting an alien.
But last weekend, Shannon made up for lost time -- partying 3 DAYS STRAIGHT -- Thursday at 340 Nightclub in Pomona, Friday at The Attic in Hollywood, and Saturday at Industry Nightclub in the City of Industry.
Shannon was officially released from prison on March 31, but since her birthday is April 14 ... we're told she postponed her release parties in order to celebrate both occasions.
Shocker ... her boyfriend was not present.
'Big Brother' Star
I Wanna Do Playboy!!!
4/2/2014 12:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
"Big Brother" star GinaMarie Zimmerman is certainly at home in front of the cameras, and now she wants to pose naked for them ... Playboy's cameras, to be exact.
The former pageant coordinator -- who was famously booted from her job after her racist comments on the show -- tells TMZ her new goal is to be in Playboy. Zimmerman says all her friends feel she's too old to do it, but she's determined to make it.
Check out the pics, then decide for yourself ...
Playboy Golf Lawsuit
Babe AGREED to Butt Stunt
... Here's the Proof!
3/18/2014 10:16 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Liz Dickson knew damn well her ass would be IN PLAY when she agreed to put a tee in her butt for a golf stunt at a Playboy event in 2012 ... and TMZ Sports has obtained audio that proves it.
We broke the story ... Liz filed a lawsuit against Playboy claiming she thought comedian Kevin Klein would only be POSING with his golf club for a photo op ... and was shocked when he took a whack.
But in audio recorded on the day of the stunt, Kevin makes his intention crystal clear -- saying to Liz, "Would you allow me to place a golf ball on a tee in your butt and attempt to tee off a shot right now down this first fairway?"
Liz initially responds, "Maybe" ... and then says, "What did I get myself into?"
Moments later, she lays down on her stomach and allows a member of Klein's team to place a tee in her butt ... and seems to be 100% in on the stunt.
At one point Klein asks, "How does the golf tee feel in the butt?"
Liz responds, "Ummm ... it's poking my butt."
Klein asks, "Do you enjoy it at all?"
Liz responds, "I love it."
Eventually, Klein takes a swing and smacks Liz in the cheek. When asked if it was painful, she says "it hurt" ... but never seems to object to Kevin taking a swing in the first place.
Liz is suing for more than $500k in damages, claiming she never signed off on the stunt -- but the audio seems to tell a different story.
Only a MORON
Would Use Ass as Golf Tee
3/16/2014 12:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Kendra Wilkinson has NO SYMPATHY for the model suing Playboy ... telling TMZ Sports only an IDIOT would let someone hit a golf ball off a tee shoved in their butt.
Kendra was leaving the Planet Blue clothing store in Bev Hills this week when she UNLOADED on Liz Dickson -- who claims she suffered injuries during the ass-stunt, which took place at a Playboy event back in 2012.
"That's HER fault," Kendra said ... before spending another minute ripping the model.
Ya gotta watch the clip -- it's obvious Kendra's loyalty to Hef runs super deep.