Playboy publisher Hugh Hefner asked the most famous Playboy model, Pamela Anderson, to grace the last nude cover of the magazine. At 48, she said yes. Earlier this year, Playboy announced that it will no longer publish nude photos. (Playboy actually gets four-times more Internet hits without nudity.) Anderson will wear nothing for the magazine one last time for the January/February 2016 issue, which drops December 11.
Also in the double issue is an interview with Hollywood director Ron Howard. About 13 years ago, Howard and Brian Grazer’s Imagine Entertainment (with Universal Pictures) acquired the rights to the magazine’s archives. Grazer said at the time, “Playboy magazine has served as the birthplace of source material for numerous movies, TV shows and plays. But we think there’s still a lot of gold left to be mined from those archives.” They also picked up the rights to make a feature film about Hugh Hefner’s life.