I have a confession.
I enjoyed watching the Girls Next Door.
I have been around long enough to know all about the Playboy dynasty and Hef’s life so, yeah, I am a bit ashamed from that point of view.
But, I have to tell you, the show has a fun side to it that I enjoyed.
Once I got past the actual possibility of an octogenarian actually having a sex life with 3 beautiful young babes and settled on the fact that persona is probably all about business, I accepted the show as mindless entertainment.
Mindless entertainment is important for everyone. For 30 minutes mindless entertainment takes your mind off of what is really going on in the world and helps you relax your brain. My goal is to relieve stress.
Before you get huffy with my choice to watch the show, I have to tell you that I have not watched every episode. The few that I have watched, I have enjoyed on a mindless level. Come on, it’s not CNN after all.
The show is about Hef and his three girlfriends, all of which are signed on for another season despite the fact that they have left the mansion. According to the media that is. But seriously, if you were young, built and beautiful would you stick around after your career has benefited fully?
Meet the Girls Next Door
The news today is that Kendra Wilkinson (on the left) is engaged to Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Hank Baskett. Hefner himself told the media this. Kendra was the youngest of the three girlfriends and definitely the most spirited and independent thinking.
“Kendra Wilkinson has met someone who she would like to spend the rest of her life with,” Hefner told the magazine’s Web site in a statement. “He popped the question last Saturday. I have given her my blessing and will be giving her away at a very special wedding ceremony at the Playboy Mansion this coming June.”
As far as the other two girls go, Holly, the one on the right, was Hef’s ‘main girlfriend. ‘ Holly is actually quite business minded and intelligent. She left Hef a while ago for saying “It might be refreshing to date someone who is not high maintenance,” said Holly, “Sorry, Hef … I love you, but you know you’re high maintenance.” Wonder what that means? She is now with magician Criss Angel, according to reports.
Bridget Marquardt, the oldest of the three at 35, is said to be leaving soon. There had been reports that Bridget had a husband somewhere anyway. Bidget was the more uneventful of the three.
I am one to believe that the Girls Next Door was actually an attempt to save the Playboy empire. I mean, sex is everywhere now unlike when Playboy was pioneered.
Could Playboy be obsolete?
According to the Chicago Tribune, “Playboy shares spiral on 3Q loss.”
Playboy has reported a net loss of $5.2 million, down 27 % this week over concerns about a third-quarter loss and warnings to investors.Playboy stock, is valued just under $2 a share, down from $11 a year ago. Is $2 a share even worth the paper it is printed on?
So, you see, despite the mindless entertainment about what appears to be three bimbos and a wealthy old man, the reality of The Girls Next Door is that the show is actually about three smart business women who bailed when things got tough. Talk about a reality show.
I’m going to miss Kendra’s mindless fun and Holly’s professional attitude about being a Playboy Playmate (is it possible?).
Hef supposedly has twin 19 year olds lined up to replace the girls.
Okay, 19 year olds may be a stretch for the rest of us to believe. Wonder if they’ll cancel the show before the stock hits 50 cents.