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Playboy Mansion Theater Owner to Make Offer ... Mansion Could Become High-End Club

2/1/2016 1:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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​​0130-playboy-tmz-getty-02The Playboy Mansion could soon have a new owner ... a guy famous in the theater biz who wants to turn Hef's place into an ultra-exclusive, members only club. 

We've learned Jeff Beacher, the brains behind Beacher's Madhouse, has met with Playboy execs about buying the 6-acre Holmby Hills estate and creating a partnership with Playboy Enterprises in which Beacher could use the Playboy name for the club.  

We're told Beacher has drawn up paperwork for a $90 million offer ... comprised of $12 mil from Beacher and the rest from partners. 

Beacher confirmed to TMZ he's serious, and the plan would be to sink $20 mil for renovations, keeping the main structure intact. He wants to build 5 bungalows for guests.

Beacher says he'll submit the offer as early as Monday.

A top Playboy exec tells TMZ they'd seriously entertain Beacher's proposal, although not necessarily the price. The property is listed for $200 mil.

The real wild card is zoning ... Holmby Hills is one of the most exclusive areas of L.A., with sprawling estates. It's unclear if Beacher and company could get a variance for a club.   

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Playboy Mansion Larry Flynt Tries to Hustle Hef With Lowball Offer

1/22/2016 1:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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0121_hugh_hefner_larry_flint_playboy_tmz_getty-2Larry Flynt wants to buy the Playboy Mansion, but as part of the deal he wants to make Hugh Hefner his bitch.  

Sources connected to Flynt tell TMZ, the Hustler honcho believes the Mansion is only worth $40 million -- far short of the $200 million asking price. But Flynt says he understands the property is iconic so he's willing to double the amount and offer $80 mil, assuming an appraisal justifies it. 

Now the strings ... Flynt will ask Hefner to participate in choosing the girls for Hustler. He also wants Hef to write a column for Flynt's mag. 

We're told Flynt's intention is to turn the Playboy Mansion into the Hustler Mansion, with the same glitz and glamour that defined it in its heyday ... after some major renovations.

But our Playboy Enterprises sources tell us, ridiculous stipulations aside, there is no way in hell they will sell the property for $80 million. 

Hustler's Larry Flynt Wants Playboy Mansion Minus Hef ... According to Report

1/21/2016 12:55 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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0121-larry-flynt-tmzIt's a little too perfect -- Hustler honcho Larry Flynt buying the Playboy Mansion and giving his archenemy Hugh Hefner the boot -- but it's reportedly exactly what could happen.

Flynt's Hustler execs want to make an offer on the mansion according to the NY Daily News -- but he wants Hef out of place. As TMZ first reported ... the mansion is on the market for $200 million, and there's a clause in the sale that allows Hef to remain in his crib until he dies. The buyer just has to wait. 

Team Hustler thinks it's a good fit for its staff and, more importantly, its parties. We got Flynt last week and he claimed he'd have ZERO interest in the iconic pad. Maybe his execs convinced him to change his mind.

Either way, our real estate sources say there's potentially a huge snag -- Hef has to approve the purchaser, and we're told chances are slim to none he'd give Flynt the thumbs up.

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Larry Flynt Passes on Playboy Mansion ... Takes Grave Jab at Hef

1/15/2016 9:08 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Larry Flynt has 2 reasons for not wanting to buy the newly listed Playboy Mansion -- no sloppy seconds and no sticky sheets. 

We talked with the Hustler honcho -- and Hugh Hefner's longtime nemesis -- outside Craig's in West Hollywood, and it's clear he won't be dropping $200 mil on Hef's pad ... partly because he's looking for something more original.

Larry's also got beef with the fact Hef gets to stay in the mansion until he dies -- and he's got a strong opinion about when that will happen!   

Playboy Mansion It's NOT a Teardown!!!

1/12/2016 12:50 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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0111_irreplaceable_playboy_mansion_launchThe Playboy Mansion may not be leveled for a brand new mansion after it's sold, because we've learned Hugh Hefner himself commissioned plans to expand the crib and bring it up to date.  

Sources connected to the property tell us, there are plans to expand and restore the 20,000 square foot mansion, which was built in 1927. We're told Hef had the idea of doing it himself but the years caught up with him and he never went through with it. 

Our sources say the plans call for expanding the property to around 35,000 square feet, which would be an appropriate size for the main house on 6 acres of prime real estate in Holmby Hills. 

We're told the property -- listed jointly by The Agency and Hilton & Hyland -- is NOT being marketed as a teardown. The woodwork throughout the house is magnificent, the living room and foyer are incredible and the architecture spectacular.  

As for the pricing -- $200 million -- although it's high for sure, some real estate experts say the land alone could be worth $90 mil, and the house is historic and awesome. So, who knows?

Playboy Mansion FOR SALE But Hef Gets to Stay

1/9/2016 1:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0108_playboy_mansion_gettyThe Playboy Mansion -- the backdrop of some of the wildest parties ever thrown in L.A. -- is for sale ... TMZ has learned.

The 6 acre Holmby Hills estate, built in 1927, will be listed sometime within the next month. Our real estate sources say the owner -- Playboy Enterprises -- is looking to get somewhere north of $200 million.  

Real estate sources with knowledge of the area say the owners are dreaming when it comes to price. They say the reality is ... the house is a tear-down and the real value is the acreage and that a comparable lot sold recently in the area for $60 mil, but the sources say because of its history the Mansion could go for anywhere between $80 mil and $90 mil.

Our sources say they believe the people at Playboy Enterprises will come back down to reality and list the estate at a realistic number.

There are several strings attached. We're told whoever buys it will be required to give Hugh Hefner a life estate, meaning he can continue to live in the mansion until he dies.

As for the other string ... we're told prospective buyers can tour the property but one area is off limits ... Hef's bedroom.

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Shannon Twins Karissa Will Drive Kristina Charged with DUI

1/9/2016 12:10 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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0108-kristina-shannon-INSTAGRAM-01Former Playboy Playmate Kristina Shannon just got a new role ... DUI defendant.

Kristina and former fellow Playboy Playmate/twin sister Karissa were injured when Kristina smashed their Benz SUV. They were en route to get their nipples pierced. 

It's Kristina's first DUI, so she'll probably get off with probation.  

Both girls like to party together, and drinking is part of the drill.

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Ex-Playmate of the Year Dog Walking Is Risky Business ... In THIS Dress!

11/11/2015 9:10 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

1111-kennedy-summer-splash-01Kennedy Summers -- 2014's Playmate of the Year -- likes to keep things very loose and very free when she's walking the dog ... obviously.

Kennedy slipped into a red evening gown, and apparently ZERO underthings, to take her pooch out Tuesday in Hollywood. 

At least one of them got a bone after this walk.

Playboy Mansion Guest Sues I Got The Crap Kicked Outta Me At The Halloween Party

10/28/2015 5:49 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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1028_playboy_mansion_landov_tmz_compositePlayboy is being sued after a man claims he suffered serious injuries during the mansion's infamous Halloween party.

Michael Jed says he attended Playboy's 2013 Halloween bash and was approached by security guards during the party. Jed says they told him his wristband wasn't legit so they called the cops and placed him under citizen's arrest. Jed says he tried to make a run for it after waiting an hour ... big mistake.

According to the lawsuit, security guards beat Jed to a pulp ... he suffered trauma to his spine, bruises, contusions and sprains to his neck, back, shoulders, arms, legs and wrists.

On top of all that, Jed says he was arrested by cops but later released without any charges. 

He's asking for unspecified damages including loss of earnings.  

We reached out to a rep for Playboy ... so far, no word back. 

Kendra Wilkinson Fuels Divorce Rumors And Rift with Playboy

10/25/2015 7:05 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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A rep for Kendra tells TMZ ... she wasn't planning on going out and was dragged by a friend to the party. Everything is fine with her and Hef ... and Hank as well. We're told she ended up going to the Playboy Mansion party after the Maxim party. 

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Kendra Wilkinson did little to squash divorce rumors Saturday night, and in the process she started a new one.

Kendra arrived sans hubby Hank Baskett, fueling fresh rumors about an impending divorce.

Maybe even more interesting ... Kendra chose the Maxim Halloween Party over the Playboy party down the road.  Kendra, who was a Playboy centerfold, always showed at Hef's Halloween party, so her choice this year suggests all isn't well with them.

A skeleton with bad blood ... interesting.

Playboy Magazine You're Really Gonna Miss These ... Love, Brazil

10/16/2015 1:25 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

1016-playboy-nudity-butts-SPLASH-01Playboy is sparking international outrage in the hot asses community -- and the infamous dissidents from the Miss BumBum pageant are staging a protest. A really fine protest.

The ladies from Brazil's beloved contest wanted to let Hugh Hefner know they're not happy about the decision to cut all nudity from the mag.

Yeah, they're not nude either, but are you really complaining?

Playboy Playmates Shannon Twins Injured in Car Wreck ... Kristina Busted for DUI

10/16/2015 12:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

1014-shannon-twins-launch-swipe_redoFormer Playboy Playmates Karissa and Kristina Shannon were rushed to the hospital Monday after a horrific accident where Kristina rolled their SUV ... and then got arrested for DUI. 

Sources close to the twins tell us they were on their way to get their nipples pierced (yes, really) when Kristina lost control of their G-Wagon in Beverly Hills. Karissa had to be pulled from the vehicle through the windshield and firefighters cut open the SUV's roof to rescue Kristina.

1014-sub-shannon-twin-car-sun-of-hollywood-01Law enforcement sources tell us the twins were taken to a local hospital for treatment. Amazingly, they made it out with just scratches and bruises. Kristina was cited for misdemeanor DUI while she was still in her hospital gown.

Sadly, getting wasted in public has kinda become the girls' thing lately. 

Karlie Redd I'm Choosing Playboy Over Porn

8/27/2015 12:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0826-swipe-karlie-redd-playboy-plus-01Karlie Redd is taking the high road when it comes to stripping for cameras, opting for Playboy instead of porn.

The ‘Love & Hip Hop: ATL’ star will be getting fully naked for Playboy Plus, the magazine’s NSFW sister site (act like you don’t know). 

Karlie thinks the Playboy route is classier than the Vivid route ...  the company offered her $25k for a sex tape, which she seriously considered but ultimately rejected. 

Playboy Plus says they'll shoot Karlie next month and the pics will go public this fall. They plan on putting Karlie in the celebrity section where she'll be right at home with Kim Kardashian and Madonna.

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