Holly Madison may have just given birth on March 5, but she’s not wasting much time getting back to bikini action. Frankly, more people should have that kind of ferocious, single-minded dedication to pool season. It’s commendable.
Madison turned up at the Tao Beach season grand opening May 4, rocking the two-piece at the party along with cohorts Josh Strickland, Laura Croft and Claire Sinclair.
Ashlee Simpson and Odette Annable were there for a friend’s bachelorette party, while Trinidad James was hanging out with comedian Aziz Ansari. Busta Rhymes did “Twerk It,” while Mario Lopez roamed free, and football players Ray Rice, Vonta Leach, Vernon Davis and Levonte David shared a cabana.
James saved his “All Gold Everything” performance for the nightcap at Tao, where Rice, Lopez and Ansari were joined by Adrian Grenier.
The Redskins’ DeAngelo Hall sent Rice a bottle, which is a smart move when you might have to tackle a guy who breaks free during the season. Lawrence Taylor sent hookers and coke to opponents the night before big games. This is just a more methodical way of doing that with a significantly lower chance of getting arrested.
Weezy Leads Mayweather to Ring
When Floyd Mayweather paraded to the ring to fight Miguel Cotto last May, he was escorted by Justin Bieber. He also took some of the worst shots of his career in that fight. Coincidence? The Biebs makes everyone more punchable. It’s just a fact.
This time, on May 4 at MGM Grand Garden Arena, Mayweather had Lil Wayne bring him out to his bout with Robert Guerrero. The result? A fight where words such as “dismantling,” “dominating” and “one-sided” got thrown around after the fact. We’re not sure why ESPN hasn’t picked up on this angle yet.
Kelly Rowland sang the national anthem before the 12-round bout, and as usual, celebrities such as Niners quarterback Colin Kaepernick and unexpected fight fan Hilary Duff dotted the ringside landscape. Several of the celebs got into the after-party game. Or, in Diddy’s case, were the after-party game.
Diddy hosted his after-fight party at the Palms Pool, where he was joined onstage by Trey Songz, Fabolous, Jeremih, Too Short and Meek Mil—who got a birthday shout-out from Diddy. And, we assume, only the finest of Cîroc gift bags to mark the festivities.
After the performance, they were joined by Method Man and Redman, The Weeknd, Evander Holyfield, Roger Mayweather, 40 Glocc, Criss Angel, Real Housewife Porsha Stewart and E! News’ Terrence J.
Another one for the road
Lil Wayne didn’t make it to the Diddy after-fight party because he was over at Chris Brown’s 24th birthday party at 1 Oak. Breezy was rolling solo, having noted in an earlier radio interview that he and Rihanna were done. Again. At least this time they managed to do it without bloodshed. Progress. … Kristin Cavallari was having dinner with baby-daddy Jay Cutler at Nove Italiano on May 4 when a group of kids headed for prom stopped to get a picture with the quarterback. Not since a group of excited Class of 1999 seniors took Polaroids with Tim Couch has a collection of kids so firmly planted the seeds of “Wait, that guy was definitely in the NFL, right?” moments when they eventually look back at their high school snapshots. … Dennis Rodman was at Body English on May 3 and Marquee on May 4, where Guy Fieri was also spotted. We didn’t know the Regrettable Fashion Choices Convention was back in town already.