When it was announced that Lindsey Lohan had done a photo shoot for “Playboy” magazine, it was a foregone conclusion that it would be a hot seller.  No doubt Hugh Hefner hoped it would be a hot seller since sales for his magazine a recurrently in one of the worst slumps in its 50-plus year span.  Citing the buzz surrounding the issue, as well as leaked photos of it, Hefner has decided to release to special January/February double issue early,

“The Lindsay Lohan pictorial has been leaked on the Internet & is causing a sensation,”

Hefner also predicted the issue would become a “a true Collector’s Edition.”  A rep from “Playboy” confirmed that parts of Lohan’s Marilyn Monroe homage pictorial had been leaked online after someone scanned pages from an advance copy and posted them without permission.  Before the leak and early release announcement, “Playboy” had said that nothing official would be released until December 15th (the day after Lohan is due back in court for a follow-up hearing).

An apparently excited Hefner took to Twitter to express his excitement over the internet buzz,

“Lindsay Lohan was the top search name on the Internet yesterday. Her issue goes on sale late next week. Hot. Hot. Hot,”

I will totally admit it, I've seen the pictures.  To be honest, I'm rather impressed.  First, she doesn't look like the total crack-whore she's looked like for the past few years.  They really cleaned her up and she doesn't look half bad.  Second, I'm surprised with how much she showed.  Story was that Lohan's lawyers were on-hand for the photoshoot to make sure she didn't expose anything she didn't want to.  A while back, Heidi Montag from "The Hills" appeared in "Playboy", but didn't show ANYTHING!  She was naked, but the rated R pieces were all perfectly covered in each shot.  This time around, Lindsay actually bared more than I expected.  Check out the leaked photos for yourself here (obviously NSFW!).

via Eonline