Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Good News/Bad News: The Hollywood Sign



The Hollywood sign was never really in danger, but it's good news that the land around the landmark has now been purchased by preservationists. As my colleague Ted Johnson notes, that means no "stucco, faux-Tuscan monoliths" will now be erected in the vicinity.

The good news: Hugh Hefner chipped in the final $900,000 to save the Hollywood sign.

The bad news: You don't want to know what Hef has in store for the sign's two "O"s.

The good news: Hugh Hefner chipped in the final $900,000 to save the Hollywood sign.

The bad news: Hef has decreed that ex-girlfriend Holly Madison legally change her name to "Holly Wood." (It's in her contract.)

The good news: Hugh Hefner chipped in the final $900,000 to save the Hollywood sign.

The bad news: The sign will now be covered in a discreet, brown paper wrapper.

The good news: Hugh Hefner chipped in the final $900,000 to save the Hollywood sign.

The bad news: The Hollywood sign now has some real daddy issues.

The good news: Hugh Hefner chipped in the final $900,000 to save the Hollywood sign.

The bad news: Those embarrassing photos that the Hollywood sign took when it was just starting out -- the ones that photographer said would never see the light of day -- will show up in the September issue.

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