By Johnny Oleksinski. October 29, pm Updated October 29, pm. Writer-director Justin Simien is one. The style is often associated with black women, who can achieve longer locks with it. After a successful interview, boss Zora Vanessa Williams gives her a quizzical look. Back at Culture, suddenly everybody is tripping over themselves to be nearer to her.
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Admittedly, far fewer celebrities have graced the cover, or appeared inside Penthouse then Playboy. The magazine has a reputation to be raunchier and crasser than Playboy. Vanessa Williams. Vanessa Williams won the Miss America crown in , making her the first black women to win the title. One year after being crowned, Penthouse published nude photographs of young Williams in their September issue.
For 35 years and counting, Madonna has seemed perpetually on the verge of stepping over the borderline. Here, to celebrate her big birthday—yes, the original Queen of Reinvention is turning 60—are a dozen of her most memorable provocations. The naked truth: Madonna wasn't exactly thrilled when nude photos of her younger self appeared simultaneously in the era's two most notorious men's magazines. Madonna couldn't stop publication, but she did make headlines when she proclaimed, "I'm not ashamed.
In October , after losing millions of readers to easily available Internet pornography, Playboy announced that it would be doing away with nudity in favor of partially clothed, raw intimacy. Not a bad idea considering that web traffic to Playboy's site jumped from about 4 million to 16 million when it removed nudity last year. Still, though, the announcement has some mourning the loss of an iconic cultural cornerstone. Despite its raciness and the controversy that occasionally surrounded it, countless celebrities posed for the groundbreaking adult magazine as a sort of Hollywood rite of passage. This Madonna cover is just one of the most famous.