It's almost impossible to keep anything under wraps in the digital age.
Lindsay Lohan's hotly-anticipated appearance in the January issue of "Playboy" was supposed to be revealed by the actress herself when she stopped by the daytime talk show "Ellen" on Dec. 15 (the same day the magazine hit news stands).
Naturally, the internet beat everyone to the punch. An unidentified person snapped a photo of the magazine cover and posted it online, where it quickly spread.
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The cover shows a blonde Lohan in nothing but black heels seated on a chair shaped like the iconic Playboy "Bunny" logo. The Bunny head and ears strategically cover her nude body.
The slightly "not safe for work" image can be seen here, if curiosity gets the better of you.
The published photo spread is actually the second one Lohan did for Playboy after her first shoot was deemed unusable by Hugh Hefner.