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Insider Trading at Playboy: The Case Against Christie Hefner's Husband Revealed

Christie Hefner, daughter of Hugh Hefner, was in control of Playboy Enterprises for two decades as its CEO. What she wasn't in control of was her husband, William Marovitz, who was secretly trading Playboy stock based on inside information. A new report by Bloomberg reveals the details of his transgressions for the first time.

Dozens Sickened at Playboy Mansion Fundraiser

A fundraiser at Los Angeles' Playboy Mansion earlier this month may have caused dozens of attendees to become ill with flu-like symptoms, respiratory problems and pneumonia, the Los Angeles Times reported Monday, citing Los Angeles public health officials.

Playboy Going Private in Hefner-Backed Buyout

For more than a year, adult entertainment company Playboy Enterprises has been looking for someone to save it, but in the end, its savior came from within. Last July, founder Hugh Hefner offered to take Playboy private, and Monday, the company finally announced that it has agreed to his offer.

Playboy Posts a Loss, Still Mulling Hefner's Bid

Playboy Enterprises Group, which founder and major shareholder Hugh Hefner wants to take private, today reported that its second-quarter loss eased compared to the year-ago period as gains in its licensing business offset declines in publishing.

Playboy Launches Website Guys Can Browse at Work

Playboy Enterprises launched a website it says will be safe to browse at work. The site, thesmokingjacket.com, contains none of the nudity of the iconic magazine. Instead, it will focus on humor - original content and funny moments harvested from sources as diverse as "The Daily Show" to the Korean Parliament.

With Playboy in Play, How High Will the Bids Go?

Hugh Hefner's offer to buy all of Playboy Enterprises and take it private may look like a slam-dunk because he already owns so much of it. Not so. Some big shareholders say it's a low-ball bid, and already FriendFinder has made a higher offer.

Playboy Going Private: What Took Hugh Hefner So Long?

Taking Playboy Enterprises private could put the company and its valuable brand back on a path to growth while allowing Hefner to select his successor. Says one analyst: "There's really no upside to being public for them."