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The Supreme Court declined to hear Stormy Daniels' appeal in her libel lawsuit against Trump

Then-President Donald Trump on June 5, 2019. Chris Jackson/Getty Images The Supreme Court declined to hear Stormy Daniels' appeal in her libel lawsuit against Donald Trump. Daniels', legal name Stephanie Clifford, had sued Trump in federal court over a 2018 tweet. In July 2020, a panel of the Ninth Circuit ruled that the tweet was not defamatory. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. The US Supreme Court is declining to hear Stormy Daniels' appeal in her libel lawsuit aga...
Tags: Politics, Supreme Court, California, Berlin, Trends, Playboy, Donald Trump, US District Court, Clifford, US supreme court, Trump, Cohen, Stormy Daniels, 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit, Michael Cohen


"[A]n unpopular hero to civil libertarians, the Devil incarnate to an unlikely alliance of feminists and morality preachers, a conundrum to judges and juries..."

"... and a purveyor of guilty secrets to legions of men slinking off from porn shops or the mailbox with brown paper parcels." (NYT).  Hustler’s June 1978 cover caught the enigmas of a magazine that was at once salacious, satirical, perverse, decadent, gleefully immoral and hypocritical. It portrayed a woman upside down and half gone into a meat grinder, with a plate of hamburger below. A “seal of approval” noted: “Prime. Last All Meat Issue. Grade ‘A’ Pink.” A caption quoted Mr. Flynt, “We...
Tags: Law, New York Times, Jimmy Carter, Christianity, Playboy, Pornography, Free Speech, Justice Department, Gloria Steinem, Hustler, Larry Flynt, Atheists, Flynt, Ann Althouse, Milos Forman, Ruth Carter Stapleton


'Playboy' drug-gang model who fled to Bali jailed

Terrence Murrell spent nearly three years at large in Indonesia flaunting "his lifestyle" on social media.
Tags: News, Bali, Indonesia, Playboy, Terrence Murrell


Larry Flynt, Hustler publisher who fought for First Amendment rights, dies at 78

By Lisa Richwine | Reuters LOS ANGELES — Hustler magazine publisher Larry Flynt Jr., the self-described “smut peddler who cares,” who used his pornography empire and flair for the outrageous to push the limits of free speech, has died at the age of 78, The Washington Post reported Wednesday. The newspaper said Flynt’s brother Jimmy confirmed his death but did not cite a specific cause. Larry Flynt suffered from a variety of health problems since a 1978 assassination attempt that left him a parap...
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Larry Flynt, Hustler publisher and First Amendment activist, has died

Larry Flynt, the pornographer who launched Hustler magazine in 1974 and became a fierce First Amendment activist, has died of heart failure. He was 78. Hustler was far more explicit than the likes of Playboy and one infamous issue featured an illustration of a woman going through a meat grinder. — Read the rest
Tags: Post, Publishing, News, Magazines, Playboy, Free Speech, Hustler, Larry Flynt, Larry Flynt Hustler


Playboy nears deal to acquire wellness chain as it seeks to increase its lifestyle brand following

Playboy Enterprises Inc is nearing a deal to acquire the parent company of sexual wellness chain Lovers as it seeks to grow its lifestyle brand following the shuttering of its eponymous magazine, people familiar with the matter said on Sunday.
Tags: Finance, Article, Playboy, Reuters, FBN, Fbn/markets, Fox-business/markets/mergers-and-acquisitions, Playboy Enterprises Inc, Joshua Franklin, 88f21c2a-7d50-5b3d-82e0-bbe396f4f8a4


When the Grateful Dead Performed on Hugh Hefner’s Playboy After Dark & Secretly Dosed Everyone With LSD (1969)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wx6OAfvlxTs At one time, whatever else people did with it, they really did read Playboy for the articles. And whatever other vicarious thrills they might obtain from Hugh Hefner’s Playboy’s Penthouse variety show or its follow-up, Playboy After Dark, they definitely tuned in for the music. Guests included Ike & Tina Turner, The Byrds, Buddy Rich, Cher, Deep Purple, Fleetwood Mac, Steppenwolf, James Brown, and many more. On January 18, 1969, the Grateful De...
Tags: Google, Music, Television, College, Conan, Hugh Hefner, Playboy, Columbia University, Grateful Dead, Garcia, Facebook Twitter, Jerry, Stanley, Josh Jones, Hefner, Bill Kreutzmann


Trump did not pardon himself on his way out of office even as he faces a mountain of legal and political risk

US President Donald Trump stepping off Air Force One upon arrival in Harlingen, Texas, on January 12, 2021. Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images Former President Trump did not preemptively pardon himself before leaving office on Wednesday. Several Trump associates reportedly warned him against pardoning himself. Trump would have forfeited his Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination if he'd pardoned himself. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Former President Donald Tr...
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Bond girl and ‘That ’70s Show’ actress Tanya Roberts dies in L.A. at age 65

LOS ANGELES — Film and television actress Tanya Roberts has died at age 65. The former Bond girl in “A View to a Kill” had taken her dogs for a walk on Christmas Eve with her partner, Lance O’Brien, and upon her return home, she collapsed and was taken to a hospital, her publicist, Mike Pingel told City News Service. She was put on a ventilator after being hospitalized, but never recovered. She died in Los Angeles on Sunday, The Hollywood Reporter reported. Tanya Roberts, the actress best known...
Tags: News, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Obituaries, Playboy, Roberts, Los Angeles City, Charlie, Hollywood Reporter, Donna, Gilligan, O Brien, Pierre Cardin, City News Service, Dawn Wells


A history of the 30-year feud between Bill Gates and Steve Jobs, whose love-hate relationship spurred the success of Microsoft and Apple

Steve Jobs, left, and Bill Gates. Beck Diefenbach/Reuters; Mike Cohen/Getty Images for The New York Times Microsoft cofounder Bill Gates and Apple cofounder Steve Jobs began building their companies right around the same time, and it was a natural catalyst for their rivalry.  While the two founders had periods of civility, at other times, they were at each other's throats.  Jobs insulted Gates' taste and imagination, while Gates once described Jobs as "weirdly flawed as a human being." But...
Tags: Apple, Jobs, Enterprise, Microsoft, Mac, Steve Jobs, Washington, Life, Trends, Tech, Features, Macintosh, Xerox, Bill Gates, Steve Ballmer, Playboy


Warren Buffett's daughter-in-law couldn't think of a good Christmas present - so she showed her company's finances to him

Paul Morigi/Getty Images for Fortune/Time Inc Warren Buffett's daughter-in-law couldn't think of a good Christmas present for him, so she showed him her company's finances.Mary Buffett was married to the famed investor's son Peter from 1980 to 1993, and the pair owned a music business together."I didn't know what to get him, so I put together our music company's balance sheet to show him that we were making money," she told ThinkAdvisor. "I just wanted to show him, 'Look, we're doing good....
Tags: Trends, Hugh Hefner, Playboy, Warren, Warren Buffett, Columbia Records, Buffett, Peter, Mary, Laguna, Buffetts, Mary Buffett, Paul Morigi, Theron Mohamed, Getty Images for Fortune Time Inc, Peter Buffett Mary Buffett


Trump plans 5 more executions, cementing death penalty legacy

By MICHAEL TARM and MICHAEL BALSAMO | Associated Press CHICAGO — As Donald Trump’s presidency winds down, his administration is ratcheting up the pace of federal executions despite a surge of coronavirus cases in prisons, announcing plans for five starting Thursday and concluding just days before the Jan. 20 inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden. If the five go off as planned, it will make 13 executions since July when the Republican administration resumed putting inmates to death after a 17...
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Spotlight on Up & Coming Latinx Creators: Tamara Yajia

Meet Tamara Yajia; a multi-talented Argentinian comedian, writer, actress and musician. Tamara Yajia is an Argentinian comedian, writer, actress and musician. Originally from Buenos Aires, Tam moved to the United States as a teenager. After her family’s tourist visa expired, she spent some time undocumented and credits her past experiences and Latin heritage for helping find her voice as a comedian. Her comedy, like the Funny Or Die series Telenovelas Are Hell, helps bring people toget...
Tags: United States, Humor, Playboy, Tam, Jane, Tamara Yajia, Momento LatinoFunny Or Die, Buenos Aires Tam


Synthetic psilocybin treatments by 2025

Samantha Lee/Business Insider Welcome to Insider Cannabis, our weekly newsletter where we're bringing you an inside look at the deals, trends, and personalities driving the multibillion-dollar global cannabis boom.Sign up here to get it in your inbox every week.Happy Friday readers,It was a busy week for the cannabis team here at BI as we gear up for the election on November 3. We'll have a ton of great stories breaking down the cannabis policy implications of the vote, as five states — in...
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Is QAnon an 8Chan Game Gone Wrong? (slashdot)

This week London's prestigious Financial Times published a 15-minute video investigating the question: "Is QAnon a game gone wrong?" In 2017, the Q team, whoever they may be, made use of the modern equivalent of the Playboy's letters page. It's a message board called 4Chan... A YouTuber called defango has since claimed the work was his. He says he created Q as an alternative reality game, mostly for the LOLs, but also to smoke out bad journalists in the alternative media space. But he also says...
Tags: London, News, Disney, Philippines, Playboy, Cia, Financial Times, Chavez, Cicada, EditorDavid, Schoenberger, Jim Watkins, Thomas Schoenberger, Jim Stewartson, FBI Anon, Lisa Clapier


Is QAnon an 8Chan Game Gone Wrong?

This week London's prestigious Financial Times published a 15-minute video investigating the question: "Is QAnon a game gone wrong?" In 2017, the Q team, whoever they may be, made use of the modern equivalent of the Playboy's letters page. It's a message board called 4Chan... A YouTuber called defango has since claimed the work was his. He says he created Q as an alternative reality game, mostly for the LOLs, but also to smoke out bad journalists in the alternative media space. But he also says...
Tags: London, Disney, Tech, Philippines, Playboy, Cia, Financial Times, Chavez, Cicada, Schoenberger, Jim Watkins, Thomas Schoenberger, Jim Stewartson, FBI Anon, Lisa Clapier, Cicada Heavy


Job diary: I'm a 32-year-old porn star making five figures a month from home during the pandemic. My secret weapon is my gift of gab.

Rain says that at 32 years old, she's considered a veteran in the porn industry. Romi Rain Romi Rain (not her real name) is a 32-year-old adult film star who lives and works in Southern California.She started doing nude modeling at the age of 19 before becoming an exotic dancer at a strip club. From there, she began webcamming, and at the age 25, signed with an agency to begin working in adult films.Since porn isn't a "forever career," Rain says many adult performers find ways to make r...
Tags: California, Los Angeles, Trends, Italy, Playboy, Rain, Southern California, Jenny Powers, COVID, Jenny Powers Visit Business Insider, Romi Rain Romi Rain, Romi Rain


Playboy Fragrances: Make the Cover

For decades, Playboy has been one of the world’s most recognized magazines; now together with Sid Lee Paris and Designer Parfums, Playboy Fragrances is launching two brand new fragrances, Make the Cover for Him and for Her that bring their legendary style, charisma and enduring legacy to life. The all-new fragrances are a homage to the brand’s iconic past while also building a connection with the younger generation. It is about embracing all types of beauty and showing that an...
Tags: Advertising, Playboy, AP Rocky, Kali Uchis, Sid Lee Paris, Nadia Lee Cohen, Designer Parfums Playboy Fragrances


11 types of sexualities and their meanings

People dance during the Youth Pride event as part of World Pride and Stonewall anniversary in New York, U.S., June 29, 2019. Reuters In June, the Supreme Court decided that antidiscrimination employment protections apply to those who identify as LGBT. That means that you cannot be discriminated against by your employer for your sexual identity. According to sexuality educator, writer, and consultant Jamie LeClaire, sexual identity is the "gender that you are attracted to, or if you are int...
Tags: New York, Supreme Court, Congress, Life, New York City, Trends, Strategy, Features, Gay, Netflix, United States, Playboy, Npr, Lists, Ellen Page, UC Davis


Feds Charge GOP Fundraiser Elliott Broidy In Scheme To Lobby Trump Admin, DOJ

The DOJ says Broidy, who previously paid off a former Playboy model, pushed to drop an embezzlement investigation.
Tags: News, Gop, Playboy, Doj, Elliott Broidy, Broidy, Lobby Trump Admin DOJ


'We've talked about it': Dolly Parton again teases she 'might' pose for Playboy to celebrate turning 75

Is Dolly Parton going to ring in her 75th birthday with another Playboy photo shoot? Here's what the singer is saying about the possibility.         [Author: USA TODAY]
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Wall Street rising stars — SPAC power players — KPMG layoffs

 Happy Saturday!Special-purpose acquisition companies — aka "blank-check" companies — are having a moment on Wall Street. The investment vehicles have raised more than $40 billion already in 2020. Just this week, Playboy became the latest company to join the frenzy with plans to go public via a SPAC merger, and a new SPAC ETF started trading. The development of the SPAC market over the past few years is often credited to sponsors of the vehicles — the people who launch them in return for a stake...
Tags: New York, Amc, NFL, America, Trends, Bank Of America, Nas, Getty Images, Deutsche Bank, Playboy, Goldman Sachs, Getty, Kpmg, Will Smith, Donald Trump, Morgan Stanley


Playboy goes from private to public in new venture

The adult entertainment empire is to go public again nine years after founder Hugh Hefner took it private
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US stocks climb as mega-cap tech companies soar on stimulus hope

Lucas Jackson/Reuters US stocks climbed on Thursday on continued fiscal stimulus negotiations, led by mega-cap tech giants like Alphabet, Amazon, and Microsoft.House Speak Nancy Pelosi and Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin had multiple conversations on Thursday, as the two try to work out a fiscal stimulus deal before the upcoming recess in Congress.Any fiscal stimulus deal will include another round of direct stimulus checks, according to Mnuchin.Initial weekly jobless claims fell to 837,0...
Tags: Congress, US, Trends, House, Treasury, Playboy, Nancy Pelosi, Nasdaq, Dow Jones, Shark Tank, Rbc, SPAC, Kevin O Leary, Labor Department, Matthew Fox, Mnuchin


Playboy is the latest company to join the SPAC frenzy, will go public after nearly 10 years private

Mateusz Slodkowski/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images Playboy Enterprises is set to return to the public markets via a SPAC merger with Mountain Crest Acquisition.The merger is valued at $381 million, including net debt outstanding of $142 million.Playboy will trade under the ticker PLBY, and the deal is expected to close in the first quarter of 2021. Hugh Hefner, the late founder of Playboy, had taken the company private in 2011.Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.Pla...
Tags: America, Trends, Hugh Hefner, Playboy, Nasdaq, SPAC, EBITDA, Playboy Enterprises, Matthew Fox, Mateusz Slodkowski, Getty Images Playboy Enterprises, Mountain Crest Acquisition, PLBY, Playboy Hugh Hefner


Playboy is going public

Now you can buy Playboy and you don't have to hide it from your mom.
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US stocks climb amid optimism around further economic stimulus

Xinhua/Wang Ying/ Getty Images US stocks climbed on optimism surrounding the potential for more fiscal stimulus measures being passed by Congress.The latest compromise called for a $1.6 trillion stimulus package that would include another round of direct payments to individuals.Initial weekly jobless claims fell to 837,000, which was lower than expectations and suggests that the ongoing economic recovery is trudging along.Watch major indexes update live here.US stocks climbed on Thursday a...
Tags: Congress, Finance, Oil, US, Trends, Gold, Markets, Oil Prices, House, Treasury, Playboy, Trading, Stocks, Wti, Gold prices, Nancy Pelosi


Tucker Carlson says 'every story' about Jacob Blake and George Floyd is a lie, the same day a federal judge wrote that viewers don't take Carlson's statements seriously

Tucker Carlson. Associated Press Fox News host Tucker Carlson said Thursday that "every story" told of Breonna Taylor, George Floyd, Jacob Blake, and other victims of police brutality is "at its core" a lie. His remarks came on the same day that a federal judge dismissed a defamation case against Fox News, arguing that nobody takes Carlson seriously. Carlson made several claims about Floyd and Blake that omitted certain details. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. On the sa...
Tags: News, Media, Minneapolis, Trends, Cnn, Wisconsin, Playboy, Fox News, Police Brutality, Black Lives Matter, Police abuse, Trump, Kenosha, Tucker Carlson, Floyd, Blake


Judge Dismisses Suit Against Fox News By Citing Tucker Carlson’s ‘Rhetorical Hyperbole’

A federal judge on Thursday dismissed a defamation suit brought against Fox News by former Playboy model Karen McDougal, who alleged having an affair with Donald Trump before he became president. Manhattan U.S. District Court Judge Mary Kay Vyskocil ruled against McDougal on grounds that Tucker Carlson regularly engages in “rhetorical hyperbole” and “opinion commentary” — essentially arguing that Carlson’s comments on the show cannot be genuinely considered hard, factual news. “The statemen...
Tags: News, Playboy, Fox News, Donald Trump, Defamation, Tucker Carlson, Carlson, Vyskocil, McDougal, Manhattan U S District Court, President Trump, ASSOCIATE PRESS, Karen McDougal, Zoë Richards, Mary Kay Vyskocil


Fox News won a court case by 'persuasively' arguing that no 'reasonable viewer' takes Tucker Carlson seriously

Tucker Carlson. Fox News A federal judge dismissed a lawsuit against Fox News this week after lawyers for the network argued that no "reasonable viewer" would take the network's primetime star Tucker Carlson seriously. The former Playboy model Karen McDougal filed a defamation suit against Fox alleging that Carlson slandered her during a December 2018 episode of his show, "Tucker Carlson Tonight." The network asked a judge to dismiss the case by arguing that "Carlson's statements were not ...
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