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While former co-star has a baby on board, Holly Madison puts motherhood on hold

Peepshow” star reveals details of Kendra Wilkinson’s Playboy-infused baby shower


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Stoyan Metchkarov and Holly Madison in Peepshow at Planet Hollywood.

Holly Madison has put any potential baby plans on ice.

“I’d look really ugly in ‘Peepshow’ if I was pregnant,” the Las Vegas headliner joked this afternoon, a day after she reunited with her very-pregnant former “Girls Next Door” co-star, Kendra Wilkinson.

Madison shelved any possible baby plans earlier this week when she signed a yearlong contract to continue as headliner in “Peepshow” at Planet Hollywood.

The 29-year-old previously revealed that she and then-boyfriend Hugh Hefner made deliberate efforts to have children together, including invitro, but were unsuccessful.

Still, Madison said there were no sour grapes yesterday, as fellow “Girls Next Door” alum, Bridget Marquardt, threw Wilkinson a baby shower in Los Angeles.

“I think they did it (yesterday) because it was the only day I could come,” Madison said about the midweek get-together.

It was the first time the three blondes had been together since Wilkinson married football player Hank Baskett in June.

“It doesn’t seem like it’s been a long time because we always text each other,” Madison said, adding, “We always like to get together when we can.”

“It was a lot of fun,” she said. “I had only been to one baby shower before this.”

She made a special trip to L.A. for the shower, but she brought a taste of Las Vegas with her when she went.

“I made her a basket of all the baby products that they sell in Vegas that are souvenirs, like all the onesies with the cute sayings,” she said.

“I figured she can afford anything she wants so I wanted to get her a unique contribution,” she explained. “I got her an Elvis onesie, and an alien baseball from the 51s game, and a big stuffed dice that’s blue, and a big blue bear that says Las Vegas on it.”

Wilkinson is expecting a boy but that didn’t stop Madison from buying him a bright pink bib from Planet Hollywood.

“When your baby’s making a mess, you just grab the next bib and you don’t care,” Madison figured.

She said Wilkinson, who is due in December, was showered with “a million presents.”

“She got everything, from custom-made crib sheets and stuff, to all sorts of toys and clothes. A lot of people there were moms themselves so they got her things that their babies liked,” she said.

The girls’ ex-boyfriend also put in an appearance at the party.

“Hef came with his new girlfriends,” Madison, who dated the Playboy mogul for about five years before the two broke up in 2008, said.

“He and his girlfriends bought her … this really cute vintage-looking fire engine that the kid can drive around, filled with baby items,” she said.

Still, Madison said the guest list was predominantly female.

“Johnny Makeup came, he’s Kendra’s friend … and he works for American Apparel and he came dressed as a baby … (but) it was mostly girls.” she said.

The petite prankster jokingly stuffed balloons in her T-shirt to give herself an exaggerated pregnant figure before posing for pictures.

“It was a lot of fun with a lot of fun people,” she said. “Bridget threw it, she did all the decorations and organized the whole thing.”

The theme of the day was inspired by a common yet curious pregnancy-induced craving.

“There was a huge ice cream buffet where you could make sundaes and there was a pickle buffet,” Madison said.

The star said the party lasted all afternoon and well into the evening.

“I showed up early to help Bridget set up and then when Kendra came we started games,” she said. “I got there at 12:30 and we weren’t done there until eight.”

In addition to an epic present-opening session, she said a lot of time was dedicated to playing the games Marquardt planned.

“There was a game … to see who could drink water out of a bottle the fastest (and) there was a relay game where you got into teams and you had to, like, pass this baby doll off that, like, drinks form a bottle, and change its diaper, and drive it around and obstacle course and stick it into a car seat.”

Unsurprisingly, “The Girls Next Door” cameras were rolling the entire time. Madison said the footage will appear in an upcoming episode of the show “sometime this fall.”

Melissa Arseniuk writes about Las Vegas entertainment and celebrity events. She can be reached at 702-948-7823 or by e-mail at [email protected].

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