Just another L.A. manse

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L.A. city inspectors insist that the Playboy mansion in Holmby Hills is just a residence -- but Kate Berry in this week's L.A. Business Journal finds that some 80 events a year are held there for fees of $250-$300 per person. The front-page anecdote is about a company, Barrington Associates, that paid $150,000 to throw an anniversary party around the grotto. "It's a party rental hall," homeowner association leader Sandy Brown complains.

Meanwhile, at BeliefNet Rabbi Shmuley Boteach, author of Kosher Sex, has what's billed as a "combative conversation" with the first Jewish Playmate.

An earlier Playboy mansion post


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