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Hugh Hefner offers Paris a Playboy spread

She might not even be a free woman yet, but Paris Hilton has at least one standing offer once she’s out of jail — just ask Hugh Hefner.

“Access Hollywood” caught up with the Playboy icon in the French Riviera last week, as he and his three girlfriends — Holly Madison, Bridget Marquardt, and Kendra Wilkinson — promoted their E! show, “The Girls Next Door,” at the Monte Carlo Television Festival. And while Hefner enjoyed the sights and sounds of the sunny hotspot, he took some time to share his thoughts on the incarcerated heiress.

Would Hefner welcome the idea of Paris posing in Playboy once she’s released from jail?

“Well, that’s a standing offer,” he replied, without missing a beat. “I think the problem quite frankly is mama. Mama doesn’t want her to pose.”

And though he suggested that Kathy Hilton is to blame for Paris’ absence from Playboy’s pages, Hef didn’t seem to think that her daughter was to blame for the trouble she finds herself in right now.

“I think to some extent (Paris) lives in a celebrity bubble,” he reasoned. “I don’t even think she was aware of the fact she was breaking the law. I think it’s sad.”

And Hefner’s girls can surely relate to that reasoning. They indicated to “Access” that they weren’t aware that they were breaking the law when they were apprehended by police for trespassing on palace grounds a couple days before.

“We went exploring, you know, and we saw McDonalds and, like, everything just led to another,” explained Kendra. “And we followed the yellow brick road, and we wound up at the palace. And then all of a sudden...”

“We were in trouble,” said Bridget, finishing Kendra’s sentence.

The girls ended up being detained at the police station for the rest of the night, which ruffled Kendra’s feathers. “They cut out our drinking time,” she remarked. “I was so pissed, I was so mad.”

But the girl’s spirits brightened when they actually got to meet the Prince of Monaco a couple days later.

“We got to meet the prince and he was very nice,” said Kendra with a laugh. “We just told (him) that we were kind of in trouble in front of his house and he was like, ‘really?’”

And while the girls wondered if the Prince was actually feigning ignorance over their little escapade, perhaps it didn’t really matter in the end. Hefner revealed a little tidbit to “Access”:

“The Prince,” said Hef, “has visited the Playboy mansion.”