"I don't believe all that gossip, you know?" he told Access Hollywood at the TCM Classic Film Festival's opening night screening of "A Star is Born" in LA on Thursday, laughing.
Hef added that he didn't think Playboy had seen the last of the sexy star.
"Wait till the next time," he smiled.
In a new interview with Harper's Bazaar – in which she poses in the buff – Kim told the mag she was "sorry" she did the 2007 Playboy shoot, which did not showcase her fully nude.
She added that it was her mom, Kris Jenner, who told her to "go for it."
"They might never ask you again," the reality star remembered her mom telling her. "Our show isn't on the air yet. Do it and you'll have these beautiful pictures to look at when you're my age."
While Kim wasn't wild about her Playboy spread, she called the Harper's shoot "liberating."
"I think the message is embrace your curves and who you are," she told the mag. "I feel proud if young girls look up to me and say, 'I'm curvy, and I'm proud of it now.'"
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