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New York, NY (6/15/2011) Claire Sinclair dishes live on-air to Howard Stern/ Sirius-XM about being Playmate of the Year, dating & the breakup of Hugh Hefner and Crystal Harris.
Check Out a clip on Howard’s website HERE
Bye, bye, Crystal Harris. Don’t let the Mansion door hit you on the way out.
As the world learns that Hugh Hefner’s fiancé got cold feet just five days before their wedding that doesn’t mean others didn’t see it coming…
Recently crowned Playboy Playmate of the Year Claire Sinclair says she had a feeling something like this might happen. “I’m not surprised in the least,” Sinclair, who dates Hef’s son Marston, just told me. “She seemed very unhappy. It was blatantly obvious to everyone that they didn’t have much in common. …Nobody really understood it. But Hef cared for her and she made him happy, so of course everyone was going to support him.”
She hopes the Playboy boss doesn’t try to reconcile. “He deserves better,” said Sinclair, who will be appearing on Howard Stern’s radio show tomorrow morning. “It’s a selfish move to do it so suddenly. She should have been a little more adult about it and decided months ago. To put people through this five days before a wedding, I think it’s horrific.”
Is it time for the 85-year-old Hefner to take a break from the ladies? “I think he needs to take a break and reevaluate what he wants in life,” Sinclair said.
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Featured on the Front Page, Section A of today’s Los Angeles Times
By Randy Lewis, Los Angeles Times
June 9, 2011
The Internet security firm prefers persuasion over prosecution in dealing with online piracy and points to recent winners Lady Gaga and Adele.
The recording industry has a well-earned reputation for a brass-knuckles approach to Internet piracy. But in the run-up to the official release of Lady Gaga’s new album, “Born This Way,” the security firm hired to thwart would-be music thieves took to Twitter and various online fan forums with a surprisingly gentle plea.
“We would kindly ask you not to post pirated copies of ‘Born This Way’ on your site,” wrote the London-based firm called Web Sheriff. “The label, management and artist would greatly appreciate your cooperation…. Thank you for respecting the artist’s and label’s wishes.”
This gentle, gradual approach — used on three of the biggest-selling albums of the last year — represents a sharp turn in the recording industry’s life-and-death struggle with piracy, one driven largely by performers and their managers rather than the record companies.
The notable successes for the velvet glove approach include “Born This Way,” which crashed through the million-sales barrier in its first week, Adele’s “21,” the No. 1 record in the country for nine weeks, and Taylor Swift’s “Speak Now,” a mega-seller last fall.
But not everyone in the industry buys into what might be called the diplomatic strategy, with critics pronouncing it naive.
Web Sheriff, founded 11 years ago by John Giacobbi, a veteran intellectual property lawyer, has emerged as a leading advocate of the soft sell in representing artists including Bob Dylan, Van Morrison, the Prodigy, Adele and others. Giacobbi says his preferred strategy is to persuade rather than prosecute, to educate rather than incarcerate. He strives to avoid cease-and-desist orders, fines and criminal prosecutions and seeks to differentiate between professional music thieves and those he regards as hyper-enthusiastic fans.
“The only thing most fans are guilty of is over-exuberance,” Giacobbi said in a recent interview. “When you’ve got some artist they love and have been waiting for a new album for two years, you’ve got to treat them with respect rather than hit them with the big stick — it’s a better way of doing it.
“Generally speaking it’s impossible to put the genie 100% back into the bottle, but you can contain it to a significant degree,” he said. “With Adele, we eliminated 99% of it (pre-release leaks).” The album has sold nearly 2 million copies in the U.S., according to Nielsen Soundscan.
Read Full Article at: Los Angeles Times - Web Sheriff
Claire Sinclair Interview With COMPLEX Magazine - Talks “Playmate Of The Year” Honors, Role Playing, And Man-BoysThursday, June 2nd, 2011
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Early last month, the coolest man alive bestowed Claire Sinclair , the October 2010 issue’s “Playmate of the Month,” as his 2011 Playmate of the Year. Having just turned 20 years old last week, the buxom Los Angeles native is one of the youngest women to ever hold the title; so young, in fact, that the Las Vegas club promoters that hosted her coronation ceremony had to shuffle her out of the venue immediately after her acceptance speech, due to the rampant alcohol on the premises. See, not all girls have it that inside nightclubs.
Sinclair isn’t your typical Playmate of the Year, though. Aside from her uniquely pre-21 age, she’s a throwback to the old 1950s pin-up days of Bettie Page, whom Sinclair has idolized since she was a little girl; a time when sexy ladies posed in vintage lingerie for the sake of thumbtacks stuck into guys’ bedroom walls. In fact, Hefner has cited Sinclair’s nostalgically sexy look as the reason why he selected her as Playboy’s latest 365-day queen.