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Is Holly Madison going to star in a cabaret lounge at Mandalay Bay?


Steve Marcus

Holly Madison stands with Justin Shandor after a guest performance in “Million Dollar Quartet” at Harrah’s on Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013. Madison performed “The Lady Loves Me” with Shandor, who plays Elvis Presley.

Holly Madison in ‘Million Dollar Quartet’

Holly Madison poses after a guest performance in Launch slideshow »

Discussions and negotiations are underway for former “Peepshow” at Planet Hollywood headliner Holly Madison to star in her own cabaret lounge at Mandalay Bay. It’s a delicious Wicked Whisper & Racy Rumor I’ve learned of exclusively and involves the business experts behind the Minus 5 Ice Lounge success stories.

The plan would be for the Minus 5 operators to take over the long-shuttered Forty Deuce venue that burlesque promoter Ivan Kane operated as Royal Jelly, a striptease and late-night live-band music venue near Mandalay Place escalators at Rick Moonen’s RM Seafood and the hotel’s entranceway to its Michael Jackson One Theater.

Reality TV star Holly, who won raves for her glamorous appearance and vocal stylings in “Million Dollar Quartet” at Harrah’s last week, would headline her own 1920s-themed cabaret.

The invitation to Holly was one of two offers she received to return to the Strip in her own production. As late as Tuesday, I was told that she is weighing both, but there’s no confirmation of either. Nobody is talking, and nobody is confirming even the preliminary conversations.

However, just as we received confirmation this morning of Criss Angel’s new Luxor show “Magic Jam,” Jon Secada’s residency this week at Wynn Las Vegas, Garth Brooks’ world tour this week, Britney Spears’ two-year “Piece of Me” residency at Planet Hollywood and Bruno Mars’ shows in the new Chelsea at the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, we stand behind this new Holly revelation.

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