Just as Norm Clarke scooped this week, it’s official: Holly Madison will replace Kelly Monaco in Planet Hollywood’s new topless show, “Peepshow,” starting June 22. So says “Peepshow” peeps.
Monaco — the “Dancing with the Stars” winner, former Playboy spreader, and ex-soap star — had signed up only for the first three months. I don’t know what she looks like in “Peepshow” this week, but when I saw her on opening night (as well as at a show two nights before that), she didn’t look all that comfortable in the you-go-girl-for-sex role.
Then some dumb-dumb broke into her suite and stole some stuff while she hid behind a bed. That was creepy.
But give it up for Monaco, who appears as close to naked as you can get without showing your hmm-hmm or your ta-da’s.
At one point, she opens her top to reveal her breasts, although they are covered by latex paint. And for much of the show, you see her very exposed rump, pink and raw.
As for Holly Madison, well, even more than Monaco, she is no stranger to the nakedness, as a Playboy ex-“girlfriend” of Hugh Hefner’s.
But can she act and dance? A friend of mine who knows dance was miffed at the muffing of Madison’s moves on “Dancing With The Stars.” She sent me this video, as if to prove Holly’s not ready for Vegas prime time.
I’ve met Holly. She was very nice to me. Kindness counts in this go-along-to-get-along town. What doesn’t count is that tourists will shell out cash for tickets. They won’t care if she’s nice to me. They will care if she is good enough and naked enough.
The other thing is she sat there, so many times, watching her then-boyfriend Criss Angel in the snoozer “Believe” at the Luxor. Maybe getting another paying job now, but on stage in Vegas’ newest show, is positive karma, the yin for yanging Angel for so long (it lasted a few months, which to many of us on the outside seemed like an eternity).
Anyway, hello Holly, and a long goodbye to the sweet Kelly Monaco: nice stickies.