Posted on Fri Dec 9, 2011 02:20 PM PDT
Lindsay Lohan's highly-publicized Playboy photo spread may have already leaked online a full week before it was set to hit newsstands, but Playboy's head honcho doesn't seem too worried.
Hugh Hefner insists the Marilyn Monroe-esque pictorial featuring the troubled star will no doubt become a collector's item in the future.
Hef Tweeted early Friday:
- "The Lindsay Lohan pictorial has been leaked on the Internet & is causing a sensation ... The Lindsay Lohan issue of Playboy is going to be a true Collector's Edition."
Playboy is reportedly furious over the photo leak, because they were banking on the Lohan mag being their biggest seller of the year. The fact that the entire spread is now online will potentially have a negative impact on magazine sales -- unless it has Collector's Edition potential!
The Mean Girls star was reportedly paid $1 million for the shoot, which was shot twice, because Hef was unhappy with her first round of shots.
Lilo is still planing on debuting her sexy lad mag on The Ellen Degeneres Show Dec. 15.
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