Bananas! Playgirl Offers Vanilla Gorilla Jesse James $500,000 to Pose Nude

Nudie mag propositions Sandra Bullock's scandal-plagued hubby with circus freak-themed photo shoot

By Gina Serpe Mar 24, 2010 8:44 PMTags
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We can think of better ways to win Sandra Bullock back. Like, say, not aligning yourself with the Jon Gosselins and Levi Johnstons of the world.

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.

But money and a complete loss of any residual dignity aren't the magazine's only selling points. Get a load of the concept they have in store for Bullock's better other half:

"We'll offer him $500,000 to pose in a Coney Island freak show setting," Playgirl rep Daniel Nardicio tells 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


We didn't have to pay James anything for the pictures of him in our Sandra & Jesse Monster Love gallery.