Update: Oops. The entire spread leaked one week early. Sorry Hef!

Sorry for caring, when there's real Los Angeles news on the line — but the second we saw, via New York Post Tweet, that Lindsay Lohan's much-hyped Playboy cover had leaked, we couldn't help fawning over it a little.

“It's a classic tribute, inspired by the original Tom Kelley nude pictorial of Marilyn Monroe,” Hugh Hefner foreshadowed in October. He called the cover shot “classy — very classy.” And as impossible as it is to make our deteriorating Venice Beach neighbor look classy…

… we sort of agree. How groovy is that bunny-shaped red chair covering her breastesses?

Credit: TheInsider.com

Credit: TheInsider.com

Now if only we could see the first set of photos, which Hef scrapped in favor of the Marilyn Monroe-ish redo. (Really, what's up with art directors comparing Lindsay to Marilyn? Is it a sort of juxtaposition thing, a la ruby slippers slung over telephone wires of ghettoized Hollywood? Or a tragic young-beautiful-woman on brink of death thing? Either way, it's creepy.)

So yeah, Hef: We demand outtakes! Either that, or a Playboy shoot at the morgue.

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