When Chelsea Handler jokes it up Saturday at Caesars Colosseum, she might feed liquor to Jenny McCarthy in an effort to pull her onstage.
“I’m gonna bring my friend Jenny McCarthy with me for this trip,” she says. “If she has cocktails, you never know what’s gonna happen. She doesn’t drink as much as me, so her tolerance isn’t as high.”
Handler and McCarthy started palling around three years ago when they worked on an Internet show called “In The Motherhood.” Like a good friend, Handler gave me no scoop on McCarthy’s breakup with Jim Carrey.
But she issued a dare for RadarOnline. Radar claims to possess a decade-old Handler sex tape. The E! host went on her show and said it wasn’t a “sex tape” but a stand-up bit.
Radar’s description — a topless Handler looks at the camera and jokes, with a naked guy in action behind her — sounds like she’s telling the truth.
“If it’s not a joke, then show the video, so everyone can see how ‘serious’ it is,” Handler challenges Radar.
“If I could find that tape, I’d put it on my own show, because it’s actually very funny. But I don’t know where my VHS tapes are.”
Then she jokes, “I’m gonna make another one, anyway.”
almost nude FOR CHARITY
Headliners and dancers from across the Strip took it almost all off for a packed, screaming crowd donating to charity Sunday night at Planet Hollywood’s “Peepshow” theater.
There were stripteases and sly moves from many of the best choreographers and dancers in Las Vegas, among others: “Chippendales,” “Le Reve,” “Lion King,” “Sin City Comedy,” “Viper Vixens,” “Viva Elvis,” “Zumanity,” “The Ladies of Vixxxens” and “Sin City Bad Girls.”
Ladies got down to pasties and bootie shorts, or G-strings. Men took it down to underwear or G-strings.
“I had my boys all naked,” boasted Christopher Kenney, who performed in his emcee role Edie from “Zumanity.”
Well, his four dancers weren’t naked.
“They push it as far as they can without going to jail,” as he explained.
For the finale, audience members joined performers onstage to tip them with cash that went to the overall kitty.
“They put $5s and $10s in my dress,” Kenney said.
No word yet on how much they raised for “Broadway Bares,” started in New York by Jerry Mitchell — who created “Peepshow” in a sort of female-centric image of “Bares.” (“Bares” has raised $5.5 million in 20 years for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.)
Kenney has performed in New York “Bares” and was impressed by the Broadway level of Vegas dancers.
“I didn’t expect it to be so much like the one in New York, but it was.”
Holly Madison and Josh Strickland hosted in their own theater. It was another busy day for Madison. Earlier Sunday, she auctioned off special-needs dogs at the The Animal Foundation’s 7th Annual Best in Show.
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WHAT’S WORSE? That there’s a show called “I Didn’t Know I Was Pregnant” on TLC? Or that there are so many dumb women who didn’t know they were pregnant that the show can now begin a third season in June?
COMING-TO-VEGAS NEWS: Student film fest Campus MovieFest holds a grand finale at the Wynn on June 10-13, featuring 200 movies, awards, workshops, a battle of the bands and alumni shenanigans.
WHEREABOUTS: Monday night, I headed to the Cosmopolitan magazine bikini bash at Planet Hollywood. I’ll try to post photos on my blog today.
NEXT: See you at Monti Rock III’s “2nd annual 70th birthday” at Badda Bing strip club.
Doug Elfman’s column appears Sundays, Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays. E-mail him at email@example.com. He blogs at reviewjournal.com/elfman.