Things are going Madison’s way

Holly Madison lost her Mayor Oscar Goodman bobblehead at the ballpark last week. But that might be the only downer in her life of late.

She’s rebounded nicely from two high-profile romances that soured in the past year.

Her “Peepshow” bosses announced Tuesday that they have rewarded her with a one-year contract extension in her role as the innocent Bo Peep. Plus, she’s getting ready to take the plunge into another reality show after enjoying ratings success with “The Girls Next Door.”

“It’s big news for us,” said Robert Earl, co-chairman of Planet Hollywood Resort. “We thought we might lose her for a period of time. We’re over the moon. She’s improved the show, and she’s a major asset to the building.”

He said Madison’s popularity has gone through the roof.

“I took her to Rumer Willis‘ birthday party,” he said, “and it was dark in Tao, but everybody still recognized her and she stopped to talk to them all. I hope she’s here for a long time.”

Madison will team up Sept. 21 in the burlesque show with pop star and Playboy cover girl Aubrey O’Day, formerly of the girl group Danity Kane. O’Day arrived this week to begin rehearsals for “Peep Diva.”

After moving on from breakups with Hugh Hefner and Criss Angel, Madison has been a one-woman goodwill ambassador, showing up everywhere as a booster of Las Vegas.

“I have the most fun life ever!” she was quoted in the news release announcing her new deal.

THE SCENE AND HEARD

There’s growing concern in the music industry after Whitney Houston‘s erratic behavior on “Good Morning America” last week. Forgetting words, not a good sign. …

Luxor headliner Angel was in Chicago on Tuesday, taping Oprah Winfrey‘s show. It was part of his media blitz of the Windy City. …

A burglar who broke into former “Peepshow” star Kelly Monaco‘s penthouse at Planet Hollywood five months ago has been sentenced to 12 to 30 months in prison. Merrill Wetter also will have to pay Monaco $5,000 in restitution. …

There’s no mistaking Matt Goss, the new lounge headliner at the Palms, has the chops and everything in place to make it one hot Rat Pack-style show. From my perspective, adding more classics from the lounge era would take it to another level. …

Los Angeles Dodgers legend Tommy Lasorda is in town Thursday for an early 82nd birthday celebration at Luxor. Lasorda, who is also celebrating his 60th year with the Dodgers, will be feted at a wine dinner. …

Beijing Noodle No. 9, voted among Bon Appetit magazine’s top 10 new Asian bars, is offering a 9/9/09 menu for $19.99 today. It’s at Caesars Palace.

SIGHTINGS

Leonardo DiCaprio, keeping his usual low profile during a visit to Las Vegas over the weekend. He was spotted at Tao (Venetian) on Sunday. … Flamingo headliner Marie Osmond and her kids, racing at Pole Position Raceway on Monday. … Rihanna, with Fabulous and T-Pain in her Hard Rock cabana Sunday before watching T-Pain perform at the pool. There are rumblings that she was spotted at a local adult entertainment emporium. … Former UCLA star Kevin Love, now with the Minnesota Timberwolves, at N9NE Steakhouse on Sunday, celebrating his 21st birthday with a large group.

THE PUNCH LINE

“Be extra vigilant when shopping at Piggly Wiggly.” — From David Letterman‘s Top Ten Dumb Guy Tips to Combat the Swine Flu

Norm Clarke can be reached at (702) 383-0244 or norm@reviewjournal.com. Find additional sightings and more online at www.normclarke.com.

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