Bruce Willis is lough, opinionated and one of the few Hollywood actors more comfortable in a local dive bar than at a place with a velvet rope. Willis has balls: After making it as a star, he still took small roles in unheralded projects, and he's secure enough to vacation with his ex-wife and her young new husband. (Plus, our female staffers say that Willis, like George Clooney, gets more handsome as he ages.) By sitting with David Sheff for this issue's Playboy Interview, Willis becomes our first three-time interview subject. Sheff found him older, balder and wiser. "Other than his hair, the biggest change is his politics," Sheff says. "He suggests he's interested in Barack Obama, which is shocking because Willis was a vocal Bush supporter. This marks the first time he discusses at length his reasons for leaving the Republican Party."
Thank you so much for your pictorial of VV'VVE diva Ashley Massaro (Star Struck, April). It's nice to see a fit, beautiful, alternative-looking girl on the cover. I'd love to see more tattooed and pierced women like myself. Thank you also for continuing to showcase the athletic babes of'YVWE.
Pat Jordan's report on the antiaging medical industry, Dr. i to the Rescue (April), fails to make the most basic, honest and objective disclosures about our organization, the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine (A4M), which is the fastest-growing medical society in the world. He presents an ex-porn star and others of (hat ilk as typical attendees of our conferences; in fact, 95 percent of participants are health professionals or scientists. In another attempt to discredit A4M, Jordan notes that its certification program has not been approved by the American Board of Medical Specialties; however, the 35,000 doctors who each year receive A4M certification consider it the gold standard. Finally. Jordan claims we did not complete our medical educations until six years after we formed A4M; in fact, we were fully licensed physicians and surgeons for more than a decade before founding A4M.
I enjoy pl-whoy, especially the interviews and Forum. My problem is with Parly Jokes. In the April issue a woman complains to a girlfriend that the guy next to her in the movie theater is masturbating, and when told to ignore him she says, "I can't. He's using my hand.' Thai's not funny; using a woman's hand without her permission is a felony. These kinds ol "jokes' only detract from the seriousness of sexual oflenses.
No matter where you stand on PETA (we're not fans of killing little critters, but we love a good cheeseburger), we can all agree it has kick-ass ad campaigns. Here, the boss's girlfriend takes her stand against fur.
Trevor Homer's Book of Origins contains a wealth of information on stuff as it was before it became what it is now. The following are early incarnations of musical acts that earned glory and gold records after ditching these less than excellent monikers. By what names are they better known?
Nothing ruins a photo of a beautiful girl like the presence of some loser male friend, a guy you just know you don't like. It's tragic. It's jealousy-inducing. It's a blog—and there but for the grace of God go we.
Recent Bond films have been chock-full of product placements. Casino Royale showcased 25 brands, among them Ford. The most visible brand of 2006, Ford appeared in 41% of the year's number one box office films.
(Ben Kingsley, Tea Leoni, Luke Wilson) In this offbeat dark comedy, Kingsley is a boozy Polish hit man whose Mob family orders him to get sober after he screws up a major assassination. Our hero begins working as a mortician and falls for a sharp-tongued dame (Leoni) with a twisted moral code.
(John Travolta. Christopher Walken, Michelle Pfeiffer) Big 1960s hair and a big heart jazz up this screen version of the Broadway musical based on the John Waters flick. A pleasantly plump Baltimore teen defies her uptight mama (Travolta in fat-suit drag) by becoming a TV sensation and integrationist role model.
(Shia LaBeouf. Megan Fox, Josh Duhamel, Jon Voight) Based on the 1980s "robots in disguise" toys that morph into trains, planes and other cool vehicles, director Michael Bay's latest is a hyperkinetic blast of live-action sci-fi that pits the alien Auto-bots against the Decepticons in a battle for world domination.
(Adam Sandier, Kevin James, Jessica Biel, Steve Buscemi) Sandier and James play firefighter pals who pretend to be a gay couple to get domestic-partner benefits. Learning what it's like to face homophobia, the guys are represented by attorney Biel and spied on by Buscemi, the snitch sent to rat them out.
Maggie Q is making an impression on these shores after achieving super-stardom in Asia. Born to a Polish and Irish American father and a Vietnamese mother, the actress heated up Hong Kong cinema by going topless in Naked Weapon (pictured). Now she gives good face in megabudget American sequels such as Mission: Impossible III and this month's Live Free or Die Hard.
part uungeons & Dragons, tnis tirst-person shooter arms you with technology and magic, then sends you out for multiplayer matchups (except for training, there's no solo mode). Using cash earned in the game, you'll equip your fighter with anything from gliders and rocket launchers to the ability to raise the dead
IT'S BOTH. One of three new single-cylinder bikes from BMW, the G 650 Xmoto ($9,575, bmw.com) embodies the defiant attitude of the young sport of Supermoto (the love child of moto-cross and road racing). The engine pumps out 53 hp at 7,000 rpm and 44 foot-pounds of torque at 5,250 rpm. You won't be late, wherever you're heading. Weighing in at 350 pounds with a full tank, this bike is a fling.
WHEN YOUR MOTORCYCLE takes first and second at the Daytona 200, people tend to notice. Which makes Kawasaki's Ninja ZX-6R ($9,000, kawasaki.com) this year's bike to beat in the hotly contested Supersport class. Following the success of last year's 636 engine, Team Green unveiled a new in-line four-cylinder 600 cc power plant. It has plenty of midrange muscle, a 16,500 rpm redline and 118 horsepower at 12,500 rpm.
AMERICA'S MOST REFINED cruiser just got an upgrade. The new twin-cam 96B engine on the Harley-Davidson Fat Boy ($17,095, harley-davidson .com) puts out 81 horses at 2,990 rpm and 89.8 foot-pounds of torque at 2,750 rpm. As you'd expect, its six-speed Cruise Drive transmission defines smooth. Twist that throttle and you'll feel God's boot kicking you in the ass. Enjoy the ride.
I find myself in a weird place, and I'm hoping you can help me clarify my thinking. Shortly after he got married, my son died in a car wreck. He was our only son. His wife was just 19. I'm 49. My wife is deeply religious, as is my son's widow. They got it into their heads that I am supposed to get my daughter-in-law pregnant to raise seed for my dead son. The Bible says if a man dies without children, his brother should go unto his wife. There's also a story about a woman who tricks her late husband's father into getting her pregnant by pretending to be a prostitute. When they presented me with this, I told them they were grieving and not in their right mind. I suggested they take a year to think about it. Well, it's been a year. My daughter-in-law, who happens to be gorgeous, has moved in with us. Now they're talking about having several children or at least continuing until she has a boy. I know what I would like to do, but I wonder if it's wise. I'm not asking for a green light, just your opinion.—J.W., Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
I'm a patent attorney with 16 years of experience, and "Breaking the Law," by Lori Andrews (April), is garbage. Even if several patents are issued on tax shelters, merely thinking of a tax shelter is not patent infringement. Even if you implement a tax shelter, you do not infringe a patent unless the particular type of tax shelter you implement is covered by at least one valid patent claim
Jakarta—Erwin Arnada, the editor in chief of playboy's Indonesian edition, was acquitted of indecency charges in early April, one year after publishing the magazine's first issue in the world's most populous Muslim country. Despite press-freedom laws passed in 1999 following the fall of President Suharto's authoritarian regime, Jakarta's police chiefs pressured Arnada after the magazine's launch, and prosecutors then threatened him with two years in jail. Fundamentalists stoned playboy's offices in Indonesia, prompting the magazine to move to Bali, a predominantly Hindu island. "Today's verdict," Arnada said, "proves press freedom is respected in this country." Muslim protesters, however, picketed the courthouse with signs reading exterminate
mumbai- Privacy advocates in India are outraged by new information being sought in mandatory annual health checks and appraisals of Indian civil servants. The new forms ask female employees for information about their menstrual cycles, requesting a "detailed menstrual history and history of last menstrual period, including date of last maternity leave." Government employees say they already have to file paperwork for maternity leave. Seema Vyas, the state of Maharashtra's joint secretary for general administration, explains, "Menstrual cycles are a natural phenomenon; they are not an aberration. One does not object to questions related to fitness levels; they are important, as they can affect work. But there is no need for these details, as they have no bearing on our work."
bakersfield. California A self-described Christian doctor refused to treat a sick child because the parents had tattoos. The doctor, Gary Alexander Merrill, said the child's parents were told about the office rules prior to arriving. "Our policies," he explained, "all reflect consideration for conservative clientele in a traditional atmosphere." The child's mother, Tasha Childress, considered the refusal discriminatory. "I have never heard of any doctors mixing their religion with their practice," she said. "It's legal, but it shouldn't be."
bentonville. Arkansas -It's one thing to tell em-ployees they should have no expectation of privacy while on company computers and phones. It seems like another when a company infiltrates protest groups, develops technology to allow ac-
A strange sexual slang can be found on the streets, in the bedroom and on Internet sites like The Erotic Review. Are you fluent? Can you identify the intimate initialisms mixed in with Instant Messaging jargon, distinguish innuendo from minor league baseball teams and discern sexual acts from wrestling moves? Break out your number two pencil.
In a piece of music, the spaces between the notes are as important as the notes themselves. If we follow that example, the beefless bites of a steak meal are as important as the mouthfuls of medium rare. Choose two or three of the following to accompany your perfect porterhouse.
I, arked high in the vice president's usual spot behind and above the podium, Godwin Pope surveyed the House of Representatives chamber in the Capitol building. The panorama wasn't his uniquely, of course; on Godwin's left, Herman Vanick, the fleshy, cunning former gym teacher who had elbowed his way into the speak-ership of the House four years ago, had nearly the same perspective from his seat, though Godwin doubted the ass-patting towel-snapper saw what he did. Vanick looked at the room and saw pretty much what the president saw—a dunghill populated by ants who loved, hated, feared or owed him but who were basically merchants, here to buy and sell favors, markers, pork. Godwin looked at the room and saw history—John Quincy Adams and Henry Clay and Sam Rayburn, a beardless Lincoln and a callow Kennedy, measuring themselves within the room's quiet magnificence. Well, yes, okay, those men, along with an army of ambitious sharpies who had managed to maneuver their hands in the people's business—and in their pockets.
Below is a list of retailers and manufacturers you can contact jor information on where to find this month's merchandise. To buy the apparel and equipment shown on pages 34, 37-38, 102-107 and 150-151, check the listings below to find the stores nearest you.
.Alter her 199(5 pictorial and her much ballyhooed stint on The Amazing Race, it's clear Victoria Fuller has an aptitude for attracting attention. Fittingly, the Playmate and artist roared up to the opening of her recent solo gallery show in a Ferrari emblazoned with her likeness on the hood. A sweet
From far left: Miss December 2005 Christine Smith at Mood in Hollywood; Miss April 1997 Kelly Monaco at the Leather and Laces parly in Miami Beach; Miss December 2001 Shanna Moakler at the World Poker Tour Celebrity Invitational party in Commerce, California; Miss August 2005 Tamara Witmer at Memphis restaurant in Hollywood; PMOY 2001 Brande Roderick, also at Leather and Laces.
My favorite Playmate is Miss October 1969 Jean Bell. Besides the obvious, she had a smile that was just devastating. The first time I saw her was in playboy, and she was dazzling when I met her in person.
More than 30 years after her selection as PMOY, Lillian Muller is as sexy and dynamic as ever. The nine-time playboy cover girl currently attends the famed Actors Studio in Los Angeles and is studying with actor Martin Landau. In addition, Lillian lectures on health and nutrition, speaking most recently at the Conscious Living Fair in Pasadena. It stands to reason: Lillian credits her lasting beauty to eating well and a healthy lifestyle. A longtime vegetarian, she also steers clear of cigarettes and alcohol. Thwarting temptation has its rewards. "It's fun when people say you look 40 when you're 55," she says.
On June 29 fans of Jayne Mansfield will mark the 40th anniversary of Miss February 1955's death.... Insomniacs and compulsive TV shoppers should look forward to finding Playmate of the Year Sara Jean Underwood modeling the Vibro-action fitness belt.... A foot fetishist's dream: As Playboy's " de facto ambassador abroad, Miss November 2001 Lindsey Vuolo ran the Playboy Footwear booth at the MICAM shoe convention in Milan.... Miss December 1968 Cyn-
Here's KATE MOSS having an ice-cream bar, trying to cool off on a warm day at the beach. For ladies who are still feeling a bit hot and bothered, Kate has another tip: |ust leave your top open and let the wind caress your erect nipples.
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Everyone knows you should never drink and drive, but no one said anything about walking. The Dram sandal from Reef ($45, spydersurf .com) has a three-ounce microflask in each heel, so you can pack your favorite hooch along wherever you roam, open-container laws and stadium pat-downs be damned. Mix with some cola and you'll hardly notice the taste of sidewalk detritus. Just don't tell the girl next to you at the show that she's drinking something that came out of your shoe.
If your vinyl collection has been looking a little lonely lately, we have the perfect playmate. Crosley"s Songwriter ($400, crosleyradio.com) has both a record player and a tape deck (sorry, no eight track), but what made us fall in love is the fact that its CD player is also a burner. That means you can toss your stacks of wax onto CDs as easily as dropping the needle on Eat a Peach. Your favorite mix tape from 1986? This will put it on your iPod. Be warned, though: You had some Mr. Mister on there.
It's 80 degrees, sunny with low humidity, and bikini-clad mermaids are lined up poolside. beckoning for someone to apply the sunscreen. All in all, a beautiful July day. If only there were a way to grill up some T-bones, sling some suds and catch the game at the same time. Turns out you're in luck, Skippy. The Cal Flame Sports Bar & Grill (S30.000, calspas.com) is a self-contained sports bar lor your backyard; it features a five-burner stainless gas grill, stereo, three pop-up 2.'J-inch flat-screen TVs and a beer tap or mini fridge. An overhang counter and seating for eight ensure maximum comfort. I'or Ibolproof grilling, try this: 1. Sear both sides of a one-and-a-half-inch-thick prime steak on high heat. 2. Remove to low heat. 3. Slather sunscreen on one lovely guest. ■1. Return lo the grill, then plate. A perfect medium rare every time.
Face the truth: Those tiny MP3-player screens suck for video. Step up to the big leagues (well, seven inches, anyway) with the Archos 704 WiFi's (S550, archos.com) killer high-resolution visuals and touchscreen navigation. Built-in Wi-Fi makes it a portable Internet tablet that streams audio, video and pictures from your network, and when the device is docked, DV'R software can record directly from your TV.
The 3G Stepper ($650, 3gbikes.com) is what happens when a cruiser bike makes love to an elliptical trainer. A new concept in two-wheeled locomotion, this bad boy has no seat and is meant more for exercise than for long-haul transportation. Like all 3G bikes, it's built like a tank and is an absolute blast to ride.
Like all good trend spotters, we're going to issue a half-baked proclamation and demand that you take it seriously. Here goes: Sneakers are the new conversion vans. To wit, they are inherently lowbrow items that achieve an incandescent cool when emblazoned with a hot paint job. To get on the bandwagon, give Mr. Pussy Foot (mrpussyfoot.com) a ring. His customizing service will trick out your kicks, starting at $200 a pair.
We're partial to bunnies around these parts, so when we heard someone had hooked one up to the Internet, our ears pricked up. This odd little gadget is a Nabaztag Tag (SI90, nabaztag .com). Put him in a Wi-Fi hot spot and he'll start talking every so often, delivering messages, playing Internet radio or reading websites to you. Push the button on his head and he can respond to your voice commands for weather reports and stoc k quotes. Think of him as an adorable harbinger of the coming age of frivolous electronics. ___
Learning the guitar is something best done in private. Tascam's MP-GI 1 MP3 player ($269, tascam.com) provides a practice space inside your headphones. Expressly designed with apprentice guitar gods in mind, it has a built-in metronome and tuner; plus it lets you loop sections, adjust tempo and shift pitch. Plug in your ax and it'll even supply overdrive and other effects.
CHRIS TUCKER—THE ELUSIVE COMEDIC ACTOR COMMANDS $25 MILLION A FILM BUT TURNS DOWN NEARLY EVERY ROLE THAT CROSSES HIS DESK. IN THE AUGUST PLAYBOY INTERVIEW MICHAEL FLEMING TALKS BUSINESS WITH THE RUSH HOUR 3 STAR.