Erik Kabik/Retna for In Touch Weekly Magazine
Wednesday, May 1, 2013 | 12:02 p.m.
It’s been only seven weeks since blonde beauty Holly Madison gave birth to her first daughter Rainbow Aurora on March 5, yet she’s already back to looking as trim and glamorous as when she starred in “Peepshow” at Planet Hollywood.
Now the Playboy cover girl beauty is about to unveil the joys of motherhood on a new primetime one-hour E! Entertainment special, “Holly Has a Baby,” on Sunday, May 12 (9 p.m.). We have the photo gallery by Erik Kabik for In Touch Weekly Magazine that Holly wanted us to share with Vegas DeLuxe readers.
“We had so much fun filming it. It was hectic and exciting at that time. We can’t wait to share it,” she said. It was a busy weekend out and about in Las Vegas for Holly after she returned from the 2013 Coachella Music Festival in Indio, Calif., with Rainbow and one of her three pet doggies.
She was a celebrity judge at “Best in Show” at The Orleans Arena for The Animal Foundation on Sunday, and she dazzled on the red carpet at the opening celebrations for the new Nobu Caesars Palace Hotel later that evening, stealing the spotlight from Nobu partners actor Robert De Niro and star chef Nobu Matsuhisa.
On Monday night at midnight, the 33-year-old stunner turned up for fellow Playboy Playmate Claire Sinclair’s official opening of “Pin Up” at the Stratosphere. She and I chatted about her fabulous post-pregnancy look, Rainbow and if she might return to “Peepshow” after Coco Austin leaves July 31. Holly looks so gorgeous, you wouldn’t even know that it was less than two months ago that she brought Rainbow into the world with Pasquale Rotella, Electric Daisy Carnival founder.
“I’m feeling wonderful, and motherhood definitely agrees with me. I’ve lost almost all the weight. Just a little left over to go. I’ve been using a few fashion secrets of a flared skirt, a wide belt and a high waist,” she laughed. “I’ve been learning more about nutrition so I can make better choices when eating out.”
Holly added: “I’m really enjoying the whole experience of being a new mom. Just holding her is so much fun. She’s a good baby, as well as a beautiful baby. She lets us get a fairly good night’s sleep — maybe up just once during the night. Holding her is so much fun. I’m so much in awe of her, I even think her screams are cute.
“This is a beautiful time, and we have so many memories already. It’s a full-time job being a mom. My hands are full, but we’re both sharing diaper duties. … I’m so excited about the new television special because one day she’ll be able to watch it as a wonderful memory of her first days. She’s doing great and really is a perfect baby.”
Holly said that for the first two weeks, Pasquale and she had their three dogs boarded so that they wouldn’t upset Rainbow, but now they’re all getting along, although Holly’s bedroom where Rainbow sleeps is off-limits to the dogs.
What’s next for Holly? “First I am going to make a surprise entrance on the first night of the Electric Daisy Carnival out at Las Vegas Motor Speedway [Friday, June 21]. I’m going to fly in on something like a zip line like some of the other aerial performers. It’s something I’ve always wanted to do, and Pasquale thought it would be a great opening. We’re not going to make too much of a big deal about it, but it will be something different.”
And a return to “Peepshow”? “I don’t think so. Maybe a little surprise guest run somewhere down the road. For now, though, my main attention goes to my daughter, and then there are some Hollywood television opportunities. But we love living in Las Vegas. We’ve got the new house to finish, and then who knows what will be. I’m really happy, and it’s the best time of my life. We’ve got to plan out the wedding, so I couldn’t ask for anything more.”
Robin Leach has been a journalist for more than 50 years and has spent the past decade giving readers the inside scoop on Las Vegas, the world’s premier platinum playground.
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It is virtually impossible to be anywhere in Las Vegas and miss the Stratosphere. It towers 1,149 feet above Las Vegas and is the tallest observation tower in the United States. The casino itself is 55,784 square feet and contains 950 slot machines, 120 game tables and 2,427 hotel rooms.
Of the hotel's 2,427 rooms, 909 were recently remodeled into Stratosphere Select rooms.
The Stratosphere is mostly known for its rides at the top of the tower. The Big Shot, located at the 113th floor, torpedoes riders up 160 feet using compressed air. X-Scream is a teeter-totter perched at the top of the observation deck — if that wasn't scary enough, the coaster arm flings the riders out 27 feet over the edge of the tower. Guests looking for something more sedate can just hang around the 107th floor and simply look at the scenery.
Transport yourself to the opulent and excessive Roman Empire at Caesars Palace. But the ever-changing Caesars Palace is far from ancient. The hotel and casino is constantly raising the bar for what visitors can expect in a Vegas resort experience.
Caesars Palace features 3,348 rooms and suites in five towers, including the new luxury boutique Nobu Hotel and Restaurant, which opened Feb. 4, 2013, in the totally remodeled Centurian Tower. Caesars features 129,000 square feet of gaming space, including the Strip’s largest poker room and a 250-seat sports book. Other amenities include about two dozen restaurants, a four-level shopping mall, four pools, a spa, Pure and Poetry nightclubs and Pussycat Dolls.
Dining options include restaurants from world-renown chefs Guy Savoy, Wolfgang Puck, Bobby Flay, Gordon Ramsay and, on Feb. 4, 2013, Nobu Matsuhisa.
You never know what characters you’ll run into at Caesars with regular performers like Jerry Seinfeld, Bette Midler, Elton John and maybe even the emperor himself.