Playboy Hefner loses mansion

Hugh Hefner became the latest celebrity to be hit by the global recession, after Playboy owner sold his English Manor-style mansion in Los Angeles for $10m (£6m) less than the asking price. Hefner had purchased the seven-bedroom manor with his wife and ex-Playboy Playmate, Kimberley. It is thought that Daren Metropoulos, a 25 year old Beverly Hills entrepreneur and son of a wealthy investor, has bought the property for $18m.