Tuesday, May 6, 2014 | 3:59 p.m.
“Sharknado” and “Beverly Hills 90210” star Ian Ziering is returning to the bare-chested Chippendales show at the Rio as guest star from June 12 through July 19.
Since joining the handsome hunks lineup last summer, Ian’s career has resurged with the SyFy “People’s Choice” nominated cult-film “Sharknado.” The sequel, “Sharknado 2,” is set for a July release.
“The last year has been amazing for me, and it started with signing on with Chippendales last summer as the guest host,” Ian said. “Performing with these talented guys in front of packed houses at the Rio was amazing, and it was during my last week with the show that ‘Sharknado’ became this phenomenon.
“So the fact that I am returning to the show and ‘Sharknado 2’ is set for release in July means it’s going to be another great summer — I can’t wait!”
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Carnival lasts all year at the Rio. With a float occasionally passing overhead and dropping beads while feathered dancers fire up the gamblers below, the Rio tries to keep its 120,000-square foot casino jumping with excitement. Special Brazilian mixed-drinks are also served throughout the casino. The hotel suites tend to be larger than similar priced rooms on the Strip and many offer excellent views with floor to ceiling windows.
The Rio offers some quality shows like "Penn & Teller" and "Chippendales." Many come to the Rio for the nightlife at the VooDoo Lounge, located on the 51st floor, or McFadden's Irish Pub on the casino level.
Others come for a bit relaxation at the Rio Spa or pool area and still others come to shop at the hotel's 60,000 square feet of shops. In each of these endeavors, the Rio attempts to make the experience a bit more fun and spontaneous.
The Rio also offers guests a variety of dining choices from all-American food at the All-American Bar & Grille to Gaylord India Restaurant for something a little spicier and even Carnival World Buffet for the indecisive.