Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2012 | 1:31 p.m.
Blonde beauty Holly Madison, who departs her headline role in “Peepshow” at Planet Hollywood on Oct. 21, went public for the first time Tuesday with her glowing, radiant mom-to-be look, and we have a photo gallery of beautiful baby bump photos.
Holly launched Lucky Pet Products by Holly Madison with the help of her dog Louis at the SuperZoo 2012 exhibits at Mandalay Bay Convention Center. As is always the case with Holly’s generosity, she has earmarked the line of pet toys and foods to benefit the Animal Foundation, a local charity dear to her heart. She is shooting her first commercial for them this week for As Seen on TV.
On Aug. 29, Holly confirmed that she was 12 weeks pregnant and sent me a tweet confirming the news. When we last talked in July, she told me: “I’ve always wanted to have a baby and be a mom.” She had planned to stay in “Peepshow” until Dec. 30 and then make baby plans while continuing to live here and commute to L.A. for TV assignments. But as Editor at Large John Katsilometes reported this week, her exit is Oct. 21.
“It’s 1,000 shows and almost four years by the time I’m done,” she told me. “It’s been an amazing chunk of my life -- the most fun. Now I have more time to enjoy Las Vegas and not work all the time. You’re definitely not losing me. I love Las Vegas. I’ve lived in a lot of places, and this is the only place that feels like a hometown. Giving up my California apartment to live in Las Vegas was definitely one of the best decisions of my life.
“This last chapter of my life has been so unforgettable. Now I have lots of things I want to do. There are a lot of exciting things to come. I can’t really talk about them or reveal them just yet, but the first makes me a real businesswoman coming out with a new pet product line. It’s a lot of quality pet products that I’m really proud of, just dogs to start with, but then cats are already in the works and then other animals like ferrets and guinea pigs.
“I want to return to the Las Vegas stage sometime after I pop out a kid, whether it’s in ‘Peepshow’ or another production. It’s more about having a family right now.”
For now, Holly has no wedding plans, and meantime auditions and negotiations are continuing this week for her replacement in “Peepshow.” On Tuesday, a new rumor surfaced among dancers up and down the Strip that “Extra” host Maria Menounos, who danced with Derek Hough this season on “Dancing With the Stars,” is being considered.
Although producers at BASE Entertainment have KO’d rumors about Playboy cover girl and actress Carmen Electra stepping into Holly’s shoes, there are still solid rumblings that her spot will be rotated among various celebrities, and that includes Playboy cover girl and actress Jenny McCarthy in the fall.
Meantime, Holly wants fan to always remember her curvy image and on Tuesday posted a stunning old Hollywood pinup by photographer Ryan Astamendi. Holly’s baby is due in February, and we wish her a wonderful, happy and easy pregnancy. Even with the ginger ale she admits keeping in her dressing room to fight any morning sickness!
Congratulations to Holly and beau Pasquale Rotella, creator of Insomniac and its successful Electric Daisy Carnival events.
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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