Newly single Scarlett Johansson says she doesn’t think it’s “natural” for people to have just one romantic partner at a time. The Hollywood stunner, who recently split from her husband of two years, Romain Dauriac, sat down with Playboy magazine to discuss her views on love — revealing what she truly thinks of monogamous relationships. Although married twice, this isn’t the first time Johansson has expressed her skepticism towards monogamy.
When Miley Cyrus posed for Annie Leibovitz in 2008, her fans went nuts. The provocative spread for Vanity Fair, which featured Cyrus semi-nude wrapped in a sheet, effectively squashed the Disney image the star had built up. Millions began to see her in a different light.
Playboy, adult entertainment’s most iconic publication since Marilyn Monroe appeared as its inaugural centerfold in 1953, on Wednesday named its first Playmate of the Year since doing away with full nudity. Eugena Washington, a model and actress from Palmdale, California, was unveiled at the opulent Playboy Mansion in Beverly Hills, posing for the world’s media in front of her prize — a Fiat 124 Spider sports car. Washington, who first appeared in Playboy as the magazine’s December 2015 Playmate of the Month, is only the third black model among 57 to be named Playmate of the Year.
In October 2015, Playboy announced that it will no longer publish full nudes —and today on Twitter, Playboy announced that Pamela Anderson will be the last full nude in the January/February 2016 issue, photographed by Ellen Von Unwerth, well known for her work in high-fashion erotica. This will be Anderson’s 14th time on the cover of the magazine, from her first cover in October 1989 half-dressed in a schoolboy blazer to the iconic June 1998 cover featuring the four babes of Baywatch. Anderson admitted herself that Hugh Hefner’s ideal of the “girl next door” posing nude is outdated.
Supermodel Cindy Crawford, shot by legendary fashion photographer Herb Ritts, on the July 1988 cover of Playboy. For 62 years, the men’s lifestyle publication well known for its nude centerfolds, has played with the trope, “I read Playboy for the articles.” It has published authors like Arthur C. Clarke, Chuck Palahniuk, Haruki Murakami, Ian Fleming, and yes, feminist Margaret Atwood. It was where Jimmy Carter admitted to cheating on his wife, Metallica admitted to being dysfunctional, and John Lennon granted his last interview — which was published when he was murdered. As reported by The New York Times, in 2013, Playboy made its website “suitable for work” (SFW) in order to draw attention to its quality content and to separate itself from other men’s magazines like Penthouse.