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In their latest effort to woo a scandal-plagued star and drum up publicity to save their foundering publication, the brains behind Playgirl have extended an invitation to Jesse "Vanilla Gorilla" James.
"We'll offer him $500,000 to pose in a Coney Island freak show setting," Playgirl rep Daniel Nardicio told E! News. "We'd do a whole circus-themed freak show, with tattooed men and sword swallowers!"
As it happens, it's the second most ridiculous idea for a photo shoot we've heard this week. And it's only Wednesday.
—Reporting by Whitney English