Lindsay Lohan might be worthy of her reported near $1 million payment after all. Playboy founder Hugh Hefner has recently taken to Twitter to share that the magazine's January-February issue featuring the "Machete" actress is not only selling like hot cakes, but is also breaking sales records.
"The Lindsay Lohan January-February Double Issue is breaking sales records," tweeted Hef on Sunday, December 18. Supporting the 85-year-old's claim was Playboy's spokesman, who told CNN that the particular issue was selling "very well." The rep, however, refused to release the sales numbers.
According to TMZ, newsstands in major cities like New York and Los Angeles have asked for extra magazines to shift. Sources for the gossip site additionally claimed that Playboy also got re-orders from cities which don't usually order more issues, and that there has been a large rise in subscription sales to the publication's online service, iPlayboy.com.
The good news came following an earlier report of poor sales. Fox411 claimed that interest on Lindsay's issue was low after observing the shelves of newsstands and gas stations from New York to Philadelphia on Friday, December 16 morning, reporting that shopkeepers similarly said, "No one has bought it."
Lindsay was allegedly paid nearly $1 million to take off her clothes and pose for a spread in Playboy. Two weeks before the scheduled release of her issue, the actress' pictorial was posted online "without permission", sparking worries that it could have caused poor sales and forcing Hef to decide an early release.