Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Hugh Hefner putting an end to parties at Playboy Mansion

Kendra Wilkinson and Hugh Hefner

Hugh Hefner Said to Be Pulling the Plug on Playboy Parties

LOS ANGELES — It looks like Holly Madison is finally getting what she wants — Hugh Hefner all to herself and the winding down of his wild parties populated by girls wearing next to nothing.

Fellow girlfriends Kendra Wilkinson and Bridget Marquardt were nowhere to be seen at last Thursday's EA Madden NFL '09 Game Launch party at West Hollywood's STK. And the Playboy founder clearly only had eyes for Madison as they canoodled in the back VIP booth, with Holly very much in her element and laughing a lot more than usual (for once she didn't have to share her man).

But all three "Girls Next Door" were back in business on Saturday night at Hef's annual "Midsummer Night's Dream" soiree at the iconic mansion. The event attracted a slew of stars such as Paris and Nicky Hilton, Matthew Perry, Brody Jenner, Jenny McCarthy and Hef’s 83-year-old pal Tony Curtis, but for the first time some ultra-eager party peeps were able to pre-purchase tickets and buy their way inside.

But Pop Tarts has been told by numerous inside sources that this is the last time bunnies and big-wigs will hop around the Shakespeare-themed party.

After decades and decades of wild nights, we hear Hef is calling it a day and that Playboy Enterprises has decided that this party and the upcoming annual Halloween party will be the last that the magazine mogul personally throws as a means to cut costs.

A rep from the men’s mag kept mum on the murmurs, saying: "Who knows what will happen in a year from now?"

But if you haven't had the experience of visiting the infamous grotto and mini-zoo outside of the "Girls Next Door," it's not too late. We’re told the mansion is still going to be rented out for private parties with companies paying big bucks to spend a few hours amid a little slice of Hollywood history.