Even on a team of superstars, Derek Jeter has long been the Yankees' main attraction. Then Alex Rodriguez came to town. Has Jeter's place been usurped? Not according to writer Diane K. Shah. "The thing about Derek--and I don't think this is true of A-Rod or any other ballplayer I've ever heard of--is that girls actually squeal," says Shah, who plays rhetorical catch with Jeter for this month's Playboy Interview. His Mr. Nice Guy image is for real too. "When I arrived at his house he said, 'Nice to meet you. How was your flight?' No other interview subject has ever asked me about my flight. Throughout the interviews his housekeeper, Jewell, was visible in the background and often laughed at Derek's answers. She would say, 'I wondered how he was going to answer that.'" Find out here.
Nicole Rayburn knows full well what five little words--"a film by Steven Spielberg"--can mean for an actress's résumé, so she's trying to keep an even keel about her role as a watch salesgirl in the Hollywood heavyweight's next movie, The Terminal. She even gets to snub Tom Hanks, who plays an airport-stranded foreigner applying for a job. "I'm like, 'Dude, you don't even have a Social Security number,"' says the 27year-old Florida native. It's certainly a switch from her debut in the Jackass-like reality flick Bar Fighter, in which she instigates actual bar brawls. "I'm very levelheaded now, but oh, did I have spunk in me for a while," she says. "I'm definitely a lover, not a fighter." Even so, it's back to the dive bars in the upcoming pool-hall comedy Kisses & Caroms, in which her bisexual billiards-shark character doesn't seem much of a stretch. "I really love chicks," she says. "Sometimes it's more comforting and nurturing to be with a girl. One lucky boyfriend did get to have threesomes with me." Instead of regretting those dalliances, Nicole simply wishes she'd jumped into showbiz at an earlier age. "I sometimes get frustrated that things aren't moving fast enough," she says. "Then I think of how many actresses never even get that first role, so I know everything's moving on its own course."
I just bought an Xbox and a batch of Mature-rated games. I want to take it up a notch but haven't been able to find games with an Adults Only rating beyond a few Japanese anime PC games that are sold online. Can you recommend any hot titles?--J.A., Manitowoc, Wisconsin
Few of the founders of the United States could properly be called religious men, while their wives, excepting the vivid Abigail Adams, are not often on record. In the Federalist Papers--the notes that James Madison, John Jay and Alexander Hamilton made during the selling of the Constitution to the people--religion and God are hardly mentioned. When the Bill of Rights was added to the Constitution as its initial 10 amendments, the first declared that "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion." A principal objection to the king of England, from whom we had freed ourselves, was that he was the head of the Church of England, giving that organization precedence over all other religious groups to such an extent that England was obliged to fight a bloody civil war between the king's church on one side and the Puritans and the rising classes on the other. The founders of the American republic feared the establishment of a state religion because they associated it with hereditary, one-man rule.
As a teenager I spent a lot of time reading Playboy--way more time than my older brothers, from whom I swiped the issues. It helped shape not only my attitude toward sex and pleasure but also to some extent my attitude toward myself.
From the Vocabulary of 12.5-inch dolls offered by TalkingPresidents.com for S30 each, along with the numbers sold: Bill Clinton (12,000): "It depends on what the meaning of the word is is." "Indeed I did have a relationship with Miss Lewinsky that was not appropriate. In fact, it was wrong." "I experimented with marijuana a time or two and didn't like it and didn't inhale." Donald Rumsfeld (8,000): "I believe what I said yesterday--I don't know what I said, but I know what I think, and I assume it's what I said." Ann Coulter (17,000): "Liberals can't just come out and say they want to take more of our money, kill babies and discriminate on the basis of race." "Why not go to war just for oil? What do Hollywood celebrities imagine fuels their private jets? How do they think their cocaine is delivered to them?" "Even Islamic terrorists don't hate America like liberals do. If they had that much energy, they'd have indoor plumbing." George W.Bush (70,000):"George Washing-'.,4 ton or, as his friends called him, George W." "Our priorities are our faith. Our priorities are our family. Our priority is a country we love dearly called America," "I come from Texas!"
Applied Digital Solutions: This firm makes radio-frequency identification capsules (RFIDs) that can be affixed to products or implanted in animals or humans for inventory control or identification. The size of a grain of rice, each capsule contains a microchip with a serial number. ADS hopes RFIDs will replace credit cards, medical bracelets and even keys. It has implanted them in only 30 people in the U.S. but has sold 6,000 for human use worldwide.
<p>Carmella DeCesare. Her name rolls off the tongue like honey dripping from a spoon. By her moniker alone, the woman Jwe've crowned Playmate of the Year 2004 could be mistaken for an exotic creature from a faraway country. Extraordinary? No question. But Carmella, whose roots are firmly planted in her hometown of Cleveland, is the girl who sits next to you in English class. She's the girl who makes your sandwich at the local sub shop. Hef would simply put it this way: She's the girl next door.</p>
With the talk on the island that the astronomer and writer Willard DeWalt had lost his sight, no one asked him about his writing. Instead, people insisted on hearing a story. They were glad for the simplest thing of this gifted man, that he was alive, and were inspired by his stories, always uplifting, never about blindness. Yet there was a frown of unresolved crisis in DeWalt's features that made a crease of blame in his face, and the sour stillness in his house suggested the blurred stink of a sickroom.
In Japan, where curvaceous figures are not the fashion norm, Hiromi Oshima never entertained the idea of becoming a model. "I'm too buxom to be a Japanese model," she says. "There it doesn't matter if you have nice breasts or a booty. All the models are tiny and super skinny"
Three women were sitting in a bar talking about their new boyfriends, who all happened to be named George. To make the conversation easier, they decided to nickname each man after a drink. The first one said, "I'll call mine 7 UP, because he's seven inches and always up."
A fetishist is said to be a man who can't take in the entire woman at once. Instead he fixates on a single point. Inevitably these obsessives find one another. From head to toe, we survey the local scene.
When Charisma Carpenter first appeared on the Buffy the Vampire Slayer TV series, she played a character fans loved to hate. As self-obsessed knockout Cordelia Chase, she spent as much time ridiculing the show's heroine as she did reluctantly staking demons. But by the time she jumped over to the spin-off series Angel (bringing along a legion of male viewers with her), the character had mellowed, and when Cordelia perished during Angel's current, final season, fans mourned. Since half the show's characters are technically dead anyway, have we really seen the last of Cordelia if a reunion special or movie version comes to pass?
Below is a list of retailers and manufacturers you can contact for information on where to find this month's merchandise. To buy the apparel and equipment shown on pages 38, 45-46, 86-89, 124-129, 130-131 and 179, check the listings below to find the stores nearest you.
Excuse me, young lady, my friend and I are attending our class of '69 high school reunion and seem to have lost our way ... We were wondering if you and your friends would interrupt your cheerleading practice to escort us to the auditorium.
Colin Chapman, the late, legendary founder of Lotus Cars, insisted that weight is the enemy. His legacy: ultralight, superb-handling sports cars that have won countless Formula I races. The company's latest masterpiece is the agile, minimalist Elise, which has been inciting unrequited lust in American autophiles for years. (It has been available in Europe since 1996.) Considered one of the best-handling cars in the world, this wicked speedster is finally available stateside. The lissome Elise is smaller than a Mazda Miata. Its high-revving (8,000 rpm!) 190 horsepower twin-cam four-cylinder engine rockets you to 60 mph in less than five seconds, and its sophisticated suspension system lets it glide around curves like Halle Berry's loofah. All that at 32 mpg and a base price of (whoa!) less than $40,000. Is it any wonder there's already a waiting list at most of the 38 U.S. Lotus dealers?
The last run--In January 1998 an Alaskan Fishing Vessel was destroyed in the most Horrific Arctic tempest in years. As five Fishermen Drifted in 38-degree water no lifeboat, three Rescue Helicopter Teams Battled 10-story waves and 140-mile-an-hour winds to save them. Todd Lewan speaks to the fishermen and coastguardsmen who survived to re-create this amazing tale of courage.