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Exclusive: Holly Madison reveals baby plans and new TV special


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Holly Madison and Josh Strickland attend the grand opening of Discovery Children’s Museum at The Smith Center on Friday, March 1, 2013.

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Holly Madison on the red carpet for "CeeLo Green Is Loberace" at Planet Hollywood on Saturday, March 2, 2013.

Holly Madison at Discovery Children's Museum Opening

Holly Madison and Josh Strickland attend the grand opening of Discovery Children's Museum at The Smith Center on Friday, March 1, 2013. Launch slideshow »

Baby Shower for Holly Madison at Meatball Spot

Holly Madison and Pasquale Rotella's baby shower at chef Carla Pellegrino's Meatball Spot in Town Square in Las Vegas on Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013. Launch slideshow »

The stork is due any moment for Holly Madison and the arrival of her first baby daughter. The reality TV star told me exclusively early today that she’ll check into a Las Vegas maternity hospital on Monday.

Holly said: “It’s time now. We have decided to induce the delivery if necessary. I will go in Monday afternoon or early evening. It still might take up to three more days, though.”

The former star of “Peepshow” at Planet Hollywood and “The Girls Next Door” and “Holly’s World” on E! Entertainment confirmed to me that boyfriend and baby daddy Pasquale Rotella, head honcho of Insomniac, which oversees the Electric Daisy Carnival, will be at her bedside.

“He’s as excited about it as I am -- maybe more!” she chuckled. The couple plans to wed this summer. It was a busy weekend for mom-to-be Holly, as she also attended the Discovery Children’s Museum grand opening at The Smith Center on Friday with friend and former “Peepshow” cast mate Josh Strickland.

Holly was in a bulging, one-shoulder aqua dress over solid stockings at the premiere of “CeeLo Green Is Loberace” in her former Chi Theater this early morning just after midnight. She also walked the show’s red carpet with sparkling high heels to match her earrings and wrist jewelry.

“You’ll know when the baby is born, but I’m not going to be tweeting during the delivery,” she laughed. The due date is Tuesday.

After the baby has arrived, Holly has an “Alice in Wonderland”-themed nursery awaiting her girl that she hand-painted. She even painted talking flowers on the walls. “I finished it just in time to go into the hospital,” she said.

Holly also told me that she has one more night out on the town before the birth. “I’m going to see my girlfriend Claire Sinclair’s new ‘Pin Up’ show at The Stratosphere tonight,” she said. “I’m filming a new television special, and my visit to her show just before the hospital trip will be part of it.”

The special will broadcast on the E! Entertainment, although Holly wouldn’t confirm that or when it would air this summer. She did hint, however, that photos of the newborn baby will appear as a magazine exclusive.

“We have her name picked out, but that has to remain a secret for now,” she told me. “It’s such an unusual and difficult name I have a feeling we’ll add something simpler once she’s arrived safely in our world.”

Last week, the former Playboy cover girl and centerfold made headlines with her decision to have the baby’s placenta made into vitamin tablets that she will eat after the birth.

“I’m totally planning on having my placenta turned into pills I can take after giving birth. I heard it helps women recover faster, and I want to recover as quickly as I can,” she said.

A radiant Holly with blushing cheeks summed up: “I’m feeling very relaxed, very, very happy, contented, yet a little restless with anticipation, but all is good. I’m ready now for the delivery. I can’t wait to be a mommy, although I’m not giving up my career.

“Everything is wonderful. These are the happiest days of my life.”

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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