From its first issue featuring Marilyn Monroe, Playboy magazine has sought well-known women to pose on its pages, a strategy that has made it one of the most iconic American magazines in history.
Securing some of the world’s most recognizable sex symbols to pose for photo shoots has been a key strategy of Playboy, allowing it to sell millions of copies — sometimes with the allure of a single model. Many of the most in-demand women are also reluctant to appear in the magazine, however, leading Playboy to make big offers — some reportedly in excess of $1 million — to encourage well-known celebrities to pose for featured spreads. In the most recent example, troubled actress Lindsay Lohan had reportedly been offered close to $1 million to appear in Playboy.
When contacted, Playboy would not comment on offers made to prospective celebrity models, but many have confirmed through news outlets and celebrity publications that they have been offered large sums to appear in the magazine.
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Music videos serve many purposes: to pop bottles and pour on models, roll out some of the flyest whips not yet on the road, popularize a mindless new dance or cast strategic celebrity love interests. But most importantly, they should provide some context to the song and draw attention to the music. Simple enough, right? Perhaps not as easy as it looks. The following 40 music-backed visuals brought more attention to the on-camera bloopers than they did the songs. Watch with a cautious eye. —Tracy Garraud, Clover Hope & John Kennedy
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Eminem's "Recovery" rebounds to No. 1 on the Billboard 200 after two weeks of sitting by in the runner-up slot. It climbs back to the top with 133,000 according to Nielsen SoundScan (down 13%). It's the most weeks at No. 1 for an album since Susan Boyle's "I Dreamed a Dream" claimed six straight frames at the top in December and January.
"Recovery" also earns its eighth consecutive week of selling at least 100,000 copies -- its entire chart life. The last time a set sold 100,000 or more in each of its first eight frames was back in November and December of last year, when Andrea Bocelli's "My Christmas" managed the achievement. Previous to that, the last album with a greater initial start was the "Now 20" compilation, which began with nine consecutive weeks of 100,000 or more in November and December of 2005.
The total sales of "Recovery" also drive past the two million threshold this week (2.1 million, according to Nielsen SoundScan) -- marking just the second album to do so this year. It's currently 2010's second-best seller behind Lady Antebellum's "Need You Now" (2.5 million).
At this point last year, no albums had surpassed more than two million in sales -- though seven had shifted at least a million. This year, six have hit the million mark, with Usher's "Raymond v Raymond" the latest to cross the line. It sells another 15,000 this week, bring its to-date sum to just over one million.
Last week's No. 1 album, Arcade Fire's "The Suburbs," drops to No. 2 in its second week with 52,000 (down 66%). With its debut frame perhaps overly weighted with download sales generated from sale pricing via Amazon's MP3 store, its second-week decline isn't a shocker. (It's down 74% in download sales.)
Eminem also moves back to No. 1 on the Digital Songs chart, where his "Love the Way You Lie" (featuring Rihanna) moves up one spot with 254,000 (down 9%). It replaces last week's No. 1-debuting "Mine" from Taylor Swift, which started with 297,000. This week, "Mine" drops to No. 4 with 176,000 (down 41%).
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#11-20: Eva Mendes, Audrina Patridge, Amber Heard, Scarlett Johansson, Amanda Bynes, Selita Ebanks, Leighton Meester, Christina Aguilera, Bar Refaeli, Olivia Wilde
#21-30: Milla Jovovich, Mila Kunis, Arianny Celeste, Nicole Scherzinger, Danica Patrick, Eliza Dushku, Hilary Duff, Kaley Cuoco, Ashley Greene, Hayden Panatierre
#31-40: Taylor Swift, Jessica Biel, January Jones, Jessica Alba, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Rachelle Leah, Joanna Krupa, Angelina Jolie, Malin Akerman, Dania Ramirez
#41-50: Katie Cassidy, Anna Faris, Jordana Brewster, Stephanie Pratt, Julianne Hough, Rachel Bilson, Sofia Vergara, Emmy Rossum, Emma Stone, Alice Eve
#51-60: Moon Bloodgood, Kristen Bell, Laura Vandervoort, Britney Spears, Tricia Helfer, ke$ha, Gabrielle Union, Erin Andrews, Lindsey Vonn, Grace Park
#61-70: Naya Rivera, Lyndsy Fonseca, Alessandra Ambrosio, Camilla Belle, Christian Serratos, Peyton List, AnnaLynne McCord, Emanuelle Chiriqui, Monica Keena, Odette Yustman
#71-80: Dawn Olivieri, Danneel Harris, Zooey Deschanel, Natalie Morales, Lily Allen, Kristin Cavallari, Yvonne Strahovski, Emma Roberts, Rebecca Mader, Maria Menounos
#81-90: Navi Rawat, Stacy Kiebler, Danielle Panabaker, Anna Paquin, Kylie Bisutti, Jessie James, Chelsea Handler, Daniela Ruah, Kelly Brook, Keeley Hazell
#91-100: Amber Lancaster, Helena Mattson, Kara DioGuardi, Kelly Ripa, Kristin Gustafson, Lea Seydoux, I-Justine, Chanel, Alsion Brie, and Lauren Storm