Britain's Daily Mail takes the occasion of Hugh Hefner's recent engagement to reprint some pretty icky allegations from the 2006 book "Bunny Tales," which was written by former girlfriend Izabella St. James. She writes: "Everything in the mansion felt old and stale and Archie, the house dog, would regularly relieve himself on the hallway curtains, adding a powerful whiff of urine to the general scent of decay around the place." Playmates love a pup, so there were quite a few running around the house, according to the book. Girlfriend Holly Madison's dogs "weren't house-trained and would just do their business on the bedroom carpet. Late at night, or in the early hours of the morning if any of us visited Hef's bedroom we'd almost always end up standing in dog mess." And if the poop isn't enough, get ready to clutch your pearls--St. James says that "Each bedroom had mismatched, random pieces of furniture...It was as if someone had gone to a charity shop and bought the basics for each room." Hefner refutes some of the book's charges at the Daily Beast, but has nothing to say about dogs or decor.
· Playboy mansion? More like a squalid prison: Former Playmates tell of 'grubby' world inside Hugh Hefner's empire [Daily Mail]