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OTRC: Lindsay Lohan's Playboy issue gets early release following leak

Lindsay Lohan appears in a photo published in Playboy's January/February 2012 issue. (Playboy)

Lindsay Lohan's January/February Playboy issue will be released early after her nude spread surfaced online, Hugh Hefner announced on Twitter.

"Because of the interest & the Internet leak, we're releasing the Lindsay Lohan issue early," Hefner wrote on Friday.

The cover, which features the actress straddling a red Playboy bunny logo chair wearing nothing but black heels, was posted on several websites on Thursday. On Friday, eleven photos from Lohan's nude cover shoot were leaked and posted on sites like HolyMoly.com (NSFW).

"Lindsay Lohan was the top search name on the Internet yesterday," Hefner continued. "Her issue goes on sale late next week. Hot. Hot. Hot."

The issue was previously set to hit newsstands later in the month and the magazine had thousands of extra copies printed in anticipation of the high demand. Lohan was set to debut the cover and a photo from the nude shoot during an episode of "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" which was set to air on December 15th.

Several quotes from the accompanying interview were also leaked, according to Just Jared, Lohan told the magazine, "Sex and sexuality are a part of nature and I go along with nature. I think Marilyn Monroe said that, and I agree with her."

"Knowing your body and being in touch with your body is important because it gives you confidence, and in life, women need confidence," the 25-year-old actress continued. "It's a very male-dominated world, so knowing yourself and being comfortable with your body is an important thing for me as a woman. Everyone is entitled to their opinion, but that's mine."

Lohan has not addressed the leaked photos herself and will not do any interviews to promote her Playboy appearance, aside from her scheduled appearance on "Ellen."

"Lindsay has agreed to do one media interview during the on-sale period of her issue, and has chosen 'Ellen,'" a Playboy spokesperson told OnTheRedCarpet.com on December 7. "The interview will air on Thursday, December 15. Lindsay will not be doing any additional interviews to promote her pictorial."

It was announced in October that Lohan would pose for the magazine, which TMZ reported would earn the troubled star almost $1 million.

"Lindsay has completed a successful photo shoot for Playboy magazine and will be on the cover of the January/February issue, which hits newsstands in late December," the actress' spokesperson told OnTheRedCarpet.com in November. "The pictorial is absolutely fantastic and very tasteful, and will be accompanied by an interview that will let readers see another side of Lindsay."

Playboy founder Hugh Hefner confirmed that the shoot was nude, but insisted that the pictorial was "very classy."

"It's a classic tribute inspired by the original Tom Kelley nude pictorial of Marilyn Monroe, a portion of which was the original playmate in the very first issue of Playboy," Hefner told The Insider in November.

Earlier this year, Lohan was ordered to complete 480 hours of community service ata woman's shelter and morgue after a judge ruled the actress violated her 2007 probation with a misdemeanor theft charge.

According to TMZ, Lohan is well ahead of schedule with her morgue obligation and has already completed 10 of her 12 court-ordered shifts. She also has a good reputation at the morgue, a source told the website she is, "polite, hard-working and never complains about the work."

The actress, a former child star known for films such as "The Parent Trap," "Freaky Friday" and "Mean Girls," is next scheduled to appear in court on December 14.

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