Friday, Feb. 22, 2013 | 9 a.m.
Buxom blonde bombshell and “Peepshow” star Coco Austin has extended her contract with the hit topless adult burlesque at Planet Hollywood, with the “Ice Loves Coco” actress and model agreeing to performances as Bo Peep through July.
The new deal is a four-month extension, as Coco’s original contract ends in March, and she plans to continue performing in seven shows a week.
“I am beyond thrilled to continue performing in ‘Peepshow,’ ” said Coco in a news release. “This has been an amazing new chapter in my life, and I am excited to continue with the cast for another four months.”
“Coco has been a tremendous addition to ‘Peepshow,’ ” said Scott Zeiger, co-CEO of Base Entertainment, which produces “Peepshow.” “She brings a buzz and excitement to the stage, Planet Hollywood and Las Vegas.”
Along with “Peepshow” and “Ice Loves Coco,” Coco also is an author (2011’s fictional novel “Angel”) and fashion designer. She launched her clothing line Licious last year designed for modern and curvy women.
“Coco’s personality and background in dance are great assets to the show,” said Tony Award winner Jerry Mitchell, the creator, director and choreographer of “Peepshow,” which is in its fourth year on The Strip. “That body loves to move!”
I’ve also heard that husband Ice-T -- star of NBC’s “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” and legendary rapper -- will be in Las Vegas for the summer to spend time with his beloved wife. Coco has guest starred on the NBC drama.
The couple wed in Las Vegas on New Year’s Eve in 2001 and for their 12th anniversary recently renewed their vows here. They’re in their third season of “Ice Loves Coco” on E! Entertainment.
Coco summed up: “I love ‘Peepshow,’ and I am so excited to be continuing with the cast through this summer. I am having so much fun performing in ‘Peepshow,’ and I am enjoying my time in Las Vegas, as well.
“I am so excited to be able to stay on throughout the summer!”
Don Chareunsy is editor of Vegas DeLuxe and senior editor for arts and entertainment of the Las Vegas Sun.
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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Catering to the young and modern crowd, Planet Hollywood is a one-stop shop for entertainment with its massive shopping mall, slew of restaurants, spacious casino and clubs.
The ambiance of the casino is retro-chic meets high-tech with black granite floors throughout and colorful LED lights throughout the space. The theme carries into the 100,000 square-foot casino with 250 flat screens topping off slot machines. The casino is also home to 87 tables, a sports book and a poker room.
There's also the Miracle Mile Shops, one Vegas' largest malls, with 140 stores including BCBG Max Azaria, bebe, Urban Outfitters and The Discovery Channel Store.
Following an afternoon of shopping, guests can satisfy their appetites at one of the gourmet restaurants in Planet Hollywood, like the non-traditional approach to steakhouses at Strip House or check out the exotic Far East motif at KOI restaurant and lounge. And if guests are still looking for more, they can spend the after hours at Privé, Triq or Krave nightclubs.
Perhaps one of the resorts biggest attractions came in March with the addition of "Peepshow." The naughty twist on the story of Little Bo Peep is modern-day spin on the run-of-the-mill Vegas topless review. The "Peepshow" stage has seen visiting celebs like Scary Spice Mel B, "Dancing with the Stars" Kelly Monaco and Playboy's Holly Madison.