Monday, May 23, 2011 | 2:01 p.m.
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The Hangover, Part II
The Hangover, Part II
The Hangover, Part II premiere
The Hangover, Part II premiere
It’s a green-light go for Holly Madison and her sexy sidekicks to start a Season 3 of Holly’s World in September on E! Entertainment. The Peepshow platinum blonde beauty confirmed the news at the premiere of The Hangover, Part II at Planet Hollywood on Saturday.
Holly also revealed that negotiations are already underway for her to continue in her starring role in Peepshow through 2012. “You’re not losing me,” Holly laughed when I chatted with her on the red carpet. “I love Vegas. It’s become my home. I might get a home in Hollywood for business trips, but I’m staying here.”
Holly said that she might shoot one episode of Holly’s World in Paris, as she has to fly there on business during the fall filming schedule. “All the other episodes will continue to be shot in Vegas,” she said. “In our first season, I started out wanting to run for mayor. I've decided now to learn a lot more about that, but one day in the distant future, I still intend to run for mayor!"
With BFF Angel Porrino appearing in Absinthe at Caesars Palace and with news about to break shortly that Laura Croft has signed on to star in another Strip production, Holly is wrestling with what name to dub her female posse. I asked her, as Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jr. reigned as The Rat Pack for 30 years on the Strip.
“I’m going to ask our fans what we should call ourselves. It started out as our Blondtourage, then I came up with Vegas Vixens, but now maybe it should be the Princess Pack, with one Prince since Josh (Strickland) is definitely part of us,” she laughed.
Holly is hoping to expand her new singing career, too. “I’d love to record an album of Peepshow songs.” Meantime, she said that she’s dating again. “I’m taking it slowly. We have some time before I start filming, and he might wind up on camera. You never know -- it’s possible by the end of the summer that dating has become serious enough for that. But he’d have to be very comfortable with cameras around because I don’t want this one to become a media circus.”
Josh is moving forward with his recording career. His song “Last Dance” will be released over Memorial Day weekend, and a five-song EP is set for release at the end of summer. Cheaza, who stars as Peep Diva in Peepshow, has a debut rock and R&B album to complete in Nashville in June. “I’ve also got my first book Diva Las Vegas, which looks at all the divas who have played the Strip, so since I’m one of them, I’m adding my life and times to it.” Cheaza remained tight-lipped when I asked her to confirm rumors about her own reality TV series.
Since we were watching the latest Hangover antics and adventures of the crazed cast cut loose again -- but this time in Thailand -- I asked some of the celebrities about their own hangover experiences.
Carrot Top told me: “Back at college in Florida -- that was only 4 years ago -- I got drunk on tequila and for some reason mixed with pineapple chunks. I can’t even look at the fruit or the drink to this day. It’s been a 22-year hangover, so I simply don’t drink.”
Flamingo headliner magician Nathan Burton said: “I was 28 years old before my first hangover -- at a bachelor party. I went through a lemonade wine cooler. Next day was the worst 3 hours of my life. I’ll only drink champagne now, Robin, with you.”
Absinthe circus ringmaster The Gazillionaire, who was escorted by the show’s singer Melody Sweets and assistant Penny, wasn’t so shy: “My first hangover was as a 12-year-old with shots of tequila in Mexico. My dad, who had way more money than sense, thought it was good to get me started at a young age. He wanted me to learn how to get rid of hangovers quickly. Now I only get one once a month instead of the daily ones I shared with him.”
Caesars Palace headliner Matt Goss, who will be appearing on Britain’s top TV talk show with Justin Lee Collins filming here all next weekend, showed me his grandfather’s name tattooed on his arm: “We were very close. My grandfather gave me a pint of beer when I wasn’t even of age. Then a second pint, and that was when the room started spinning. He was crying with all the laughter. That taught me a valuable lesson, which hasn’t occurred since!”
The premiere, which drew hundreds of fans lining the red carpet, also marked the unveiling of IGT’s Hangover Slots debuting at Caesars Entertainment properties nationwide next month. Hangover 2 stars Justin Bartha, Jamie Chung and Mason Lee were on hand for the first pulls.
Athletes Matt Barnes (Los Angeles Lakers), Javell Magee (Washington Wizards), Derek Hagan (New York Giants), Ryan Matthews and Seyi Ajirotutuand (San Diego Chargers), Matt Shaughnessy (Oakland Raiders) and Brandyn Thompson (Washington Redskins) also enjoyed the premiere. Thanks to Erik Kabik and Scott Harrison for the photo gallery and to Richard Corey for his YouTube videos.
The laugh riot, which includes another cameo by Mike Tyson and his trademark tattoo, proves that what happens in Vegas may stay in Vegas, but what happens in Bangkok can’t even be imagined! The Hangover, Part II hits theaters Friday, facing off against Kung Fu Panda 2.
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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