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'The Playboy Club' Promo Videos: Meet the Bunnies

NBC has made use of the sexy girls on " The Playboy Club " to promote the new series. In some newly-released promo videos, Bunny Maureen ( Amber Heard ), Bunny Alice (Leah Renee) and Bunny Brenda (Naturi Naughton) dish on what makes them feel lucky working on Playboy Club.   Maureen says that she can be anyone she wants to be at the club, Alice is proud for making more money than her father, while Alice believes she is at the safest place in the world when she is in Playboy Club. However, one of them may not be as fortunate as it seems after she is involved in the murderer of a mob figure.  Read More... http://www.aceshowbiz.com/news/view/00042694.html

Amber Heard Defends 'The Playboy Club'

Hollywood beauty Amber Heard has defended her show The Playboy Club, accusing critics of slamming the series without even watching it. The show, based on Hugh Hefner's famous 1960s Playboy Club,... http://www.starpulse.com/news/index.php/2011/08/02/amber_heard_defends_the_playboy_club

Playboy Club Producer: It’s Not Mad Men and It's Not So Racy

Comparisons between NBC's The Playboy Club , the new 1960s-set series that takes place at the first Playboy Club in Chicago, and Mad Men were perhaps inevitable, but the producers and cast of the period drama were on hand at the fall TV previews on Monday to downplay any similarities. "The comparison to Mad Men ends at the era," executive producer Ian Biederman said. "This is a much different show with a much different energy." Before the series has even premiered, the show has drawn attention for its name alone, causing the Parents Television Council to question whether a show based on one of the largest adult entertainment industries would be suitable on primetime television. At least one NBC affiliate, Salt Lake City's KSL, has opted to not carry the program, which will be shown in that market by KMYU, the local My Network TV affiliate. But the producers say it's...  http://www.tvguide.com/News/Playboy-Club-Mad-Men-Racy-1035910.aspx?rss=breakingnews

'The Playboy Club': Can women be empowered while wearing bunny costumes?

NBC's "The Playboy Club" has yet to premiere (tune in Monday, Sept. 19 at 10 p.m.) and it's already causing controversy. A Salt Lake City NBC affiliate is refusing to air the series, and the Parents Television Council is urging other affiliates to keep the show off the air as well. At the Television Critics Association Press Tour on Monday, the showrunners and stars of the series quite literally faced their critics. Addressing the affiliate issue, executive producer Chad Hodge says, "That is certainly their right to air or not air the show; we're just excited that another network in Salt Lake City has picked up the show."The theme of the day was whether or not the series, which is set in the 1960s at the Chicago Playboy Club, degrades or empowers women. The bunnies in the series certainly have their various secrets, and there are certainly "dirty dealings" happening at the club, though there's... http://blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2011/08/the-playboy-club-can-women-be-empowered-while-wearing-bunny-costumes.html

Hugh Hefner Won't Be Narrating NBC's The Playboy Club

You won't be hearing much from Hugh Hefner on NBC's The Playboy Club this fall. Hefner narrates the new series' pilot episode, but won't do the same in future episodes. That's because the producers behind The Playboy Club are leaning toward eliminating the show's narration device all together, according to show insiders. (In the pilot, Hefner sets the stage for the show via voiceover at the open and close of the show.) But that doesn't mean The Playboy Club will be completely scrubbed of its ... http://www.tvguide.com/News/Playboy-Club-Hugh-Hefner-1035887.aspx?rss=breakingnews

'The Playboy Club' Slammed By The Parents Television Council

Eddie Cibrian's new show about Hugh Hefner's famous Playboy Club has come under fire from activists at a TV watchdog group, who have branded the racy series "disgraceful". LeAnn Rimes' new husba... http://www.starpulse.com/news/index.php/2011/07/28/the_playboy_club_slammed_by_the_parent

Could 'The Playboy Club' hire real Playmates?

First "The Playboy Club" announced the obvious promotion of planting one of the show's stars, actress Laura Benanti, on the cover Playboy's October edition. Now, in keeping with the lessons from Crossover 101, it appears a Playmate may soon appear on the NBC show.Claire Sinclair, Playboy's 2011 Playmate of the Year, took to her Twitter page to announce she read for a role in upcoming series."Just auditioned for the NBC Playboy Club show," she writes. "I would love to be part of it!!"This would be Sinclair's first venture into scripted programming, however she has made frequent appearances on the E! program "Holly's World" starring former Playmate/Hef girlfriend Holly Madison.The 20-year old Sinclair retro style should a good match for the period drama that takes place in 1960s Chicago. Her look has often been compared to pinup icon Bettie Page and even Hugh Hefner's ex-girlfriend and former Playmate Barbi Benton.Which past Playmate would you like to... http://blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2011/07/could-the-playboy-club-hire-real-playmate.html

'The Playboy Club': PTC still hasn't seen it, still against it

Controversy surrounding the upcoming NBC show "The Playboy Club" continues hop up as the Parents Television Council has exhorted NBC affiliates to pull the program. In a letter dated July 25, PTC President Tim Winter told stations, "[I] urge you ... to preempt the program in your community" citing concerns over potential salacious content. The letter also states "NBC is breaking the law with this show," that according to the Pink Cross Foundation, a faith-based organization for former pornography industry employees.The show, which features Amber Heard, Naturi Naughton and Laura Benanti, focuses on the lives of the famed Bunnies as well as clientele of the original Playboy Club in 1960s. The Playboy Club was a nightclub started by Playboy magazine founder Hugh Hefner in its then headquarters of Chicago.When discussing PTC's unease, Director of Communications and Public Education Melissa Henson acknowledged neither she nor anyone at the PTC has seen anything of the show beyond... http://blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2011/07/the-playboy-club-ptc-still-hasnt-seen-it-still-against-it.html

PTC Targets 'Playboy Club,' Urges NBC Affiliates to Drop the Show

The Parents Television Council has a new target in its sights: NBC's 'The Playboy Club.' It was only a matter of time before the conservative watchdog group targeted the new fall series, which is set in Chicago's Playboy club in the 1960s. According to Broadcasting & Cable, the PTC sent letters to all NBC affiliates, urging them not to air the new crime drama. In the letter, PTC president Tim Winter told stations the show was attempting to put a layer of class on the porn industry. If the stations did air the show, Winter warned the PTC would urge its members to file complaints with the FCC. http://www.aoltv.com/2011/07/26/ptc-targets-playboy-club-nbc/

'The Playboy Club's' Laura Benanti announces plans to take it off for real

In an obvious piece of cross promotion for her upcoming NBC series "The Playboy Club," actress Laura Benanti announced she'll be on the cover of the October 2011 issue of...wait for it....Playboy. The 32 year-old actress plays Carol Lynne, the seasoned veteran of the original Playboy Club in 1960s Chicago. Of her impending revealing photo she tweeted, "So excited to shoot the October cover of @playboy for @NBCPlayboyClub! Carol Lynne is coming to a news stand near you." Benanti, best known for her Tony Award-winning role as Louise/Gypsy Rose Lee in "Gypsy," is a relative TV neophyte. She previously had stints on the ABC series "Eli Stone" and the short-lived FX comedy "Starved" before landing her role on "The Playboy Club." While the details of the photo are unknown, it's a safe bet that it'll involve bunny ears, a bow tie, a cotton tail and a lot of skin. "The Playboy Club" debuts Monday, Sept.... http://blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2011/07/the-playboy-clubs-laura-benanti-announces-plans-to-take-it-off-for-real.html
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