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Is Lindsay’s Issue of Playboy Selling?

A photo of Lindsay Lohan

Well, it really depends on who you ask. For instance, here’s the story according to TMZ:

According to our sources, newsstands in major cities like New York and Los Angeles have had to re-order the issue multiple times. We’re told Playboy is even getting re-orders from cities that usually never order more issues.

Meanwhile, Fox News is claiming that the issue really isn’t selling all that well:

But not many consumers are paying for that experience. In fact, interest seems low in seeing Lohan’s intensely air-brushed impersonation of Marilyn Monroe in glossy print. Fox411 spent Friday morning trolling the shelves of newsstands and gas stations from New York to Philadelphia only to be confronted with the same reality at each: Lohan’s glassy-eyed stare peaking above the backs of more family friendly fare, with no one staring back or making a purchase.

“No one has bought it,” was the resounding answer to our query at each stop.

Fox goes on to explain that the lack of sales isn’t so much because everyone’s already seen it, but more because Playboy used the incredibly tired concept of Lindsay as Marilyn Monroe, and also because there were no full frontal shots (sorry, 50!).

Typically, and especially on a Lindsay Lohan story, I would go with TMZ, but I just can’t this time. I just can’t believe that a magazine with pictures of Lindsay posing nude as Marilyn Monroe AGAIN would consistently sell out, especially when you can see all the pictures basically anywhere online. Unless someone wanted to read Lindsay’s meth-influenced quotes or make a collage, there’s really no reason for anyone to buy this issue, is there?