Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2011 | 1:26 a.m.
Blond beauty Holly Madison has joined the media mob that spends its time tracking stars just like her! VegasDeLuxe.com has learned exclusively that the reality TV star has signed a deal to be a full-time correspondent for the national syndicated entertainment news program Extra.
When the Peepshow headliner at Planet Hollywood arrives at tonight’s red carpet premiere for The Mechanic, which has taken over her Chi Theater for the night, she’ll actually be on the media side of the red rope working as a TV reporter and brushing shoulders alongside me.
She’ll interview action star Jason Statham, along with the other celebrities and VIPs attending the movie’s Las Vegas premiere. Holly’s report will air tomorrow ahead of the film opening nationwide Friday. Check back later today to VegasDeLuxe.com for our sneak preview of the action-packed remake of the 1972 Charles Bronson film.
Holly, who is dark on Wednesdays from Peepshow, told me: “I started a trial period a couple of weeks ago as a correspondent for Extra, and now it’s become full time. I shoot for Extra three times a week, and that’s great for Las Vegas, too.
“In addition to interviewing stars who are here for shows, parties and premieres, I’ll also get peoples’ reactions to different news items and topical gossip.
“I wasn’t just picked for being me. I had to try out and prove myself with several shoots over a two-week period before they hired me full time.”
Many of Holly’s segments will be shot in Extra Lounge at Planet Hollywood, where she held her screening party Sunday night for the Season 2 premiere of Holly’s World. The news of her new contract with Extra -- to be officially announced this week -- came on the heels of big ratings for her E! Entertainment reality TV show -- more than 2 million viewers.
“This is something I always dreamed of doing. I’m taking it very seriously, and I intend to beat you with your news,” she laughed with me. “I’ve always been a loyal Extra viewer, so this is great for everybody.”
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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