When it was first said that Jessica Alba was on the cover of the March issue of Playboy Magazine, many guys, such as myself, and a few girls (why not?), thought they finally had some of their prayers answered. Seeing Alba on the cover of a magazine that promises glorified nudity is enough to divert your attention away from, well, everything; unless, of course, if there was a nude girl standing directly next to me... then it's a toss-up.
Anywho, it looks like we shouldn't be getting too excited yet, as Jessica Alba was also surprised to see herself on the cover.
Alba Against Playboy
Let's begin by saying Jessica Alba is a little pissed off at Playboy Magazine. In their March issue, Playboy issued an article titled "25 Sexiest Celebrities." Well, anytime the word 'sexy' pops into play there is a good chance you will see Alba's name among the list. Though Alba would normally appreciate the gesture, Playboy went one step further by placing a promotional image from Alba's last film, Into the Blue, right on the front cover.
Though we haven't received any confirmation, it is also said that the image of Alba also has the bunny logo superimposed onto her bathing suit.
It turns out that Alba herself had no idea her image was going to be used and is now ready to go to court against Playboy in order to have the latest issue pulled off of newsstands.
Alba claims that by having her image on the front cover, it tricks people into thinking that she actually posed nude for the magazine; something that tarnishes her image.
I guess we should have expected this since Alba wasn't even willing to show a little boobie for her role as Nancy in Sin City (how do you become the most popular stripper in town without showing any?).
Jessica Alba and her staff of lawyers claim that Playboy is violating her rights and misleading the public by using her photo. She has threatened to sue Playboy if the March issue wasn't pulled from newsstands or if she wasn't compensated for the wrongful use of her image.
I guess we should assume Hef is looking through his wallet as we speak.