Las Vegas Sun

November 25, 2014

Currently: 61° — Complete forecast | Log in | Create an account

Photos: Coco’s surprise 34th birthday with Ice-T at Gordon Ramsay BurGR; couple rent Summerlin home

Image

TVT

Coco Austin’s surprise 34th birthday party with husband Ice-T at Gordon Ramsay BurGR in Planet Hollywood on Sunday, March 17, 2013.

Coco Austin Surprise 34th Birthday at Gordon Ramsay BurGR

Coco Austin's surprise 34th birthday party with husband Ice-T at Gordon Ramsay BurGR in Planet Hollywood on Sunday, March 17, 2013. Launch slideshow »

“Peepshow” at Planet Hollywood blonde bombshell Coco Austin had a triple birthday surprise Sunday night when she thought that she had to endure yet another celebrity interview.

Instead of a reporter’s questions, she was stunned to find her husband, actor and rapper Ice-T, her management team and her “Peepshow” cast mates had pulled off a surprise party to celebrate her 34th birthday at Gordon Ramsay BurGR in Planet Hollywood.

Ice-T had two more surprises for Coco: First the news that he’s moving here from April through July while on a shooting break between seasons of NBC’s “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.” Secondly, he’s rented a 6,000-square-foot home in Summerlin so they’re together for the extended run of her “Peepshow” contract.

On top of that, he produced a zebra-print chalice cup and a feathered pair of stiletto shoes to add to her enormous collection, as you can see in my digital-camera snapshots. “She’s not into fashion designers or jewelry, so I get off lightly just buying the shoes,” he laughed with me.

This birthday bash came as a surprise for Coco, who had flown to New York last week to officially celebrate her birthday with Ice at the nightspot Greenhouse.

Coco, who wore a plunging red dress to show off her curves matched with sparkling earrings, told me: “I thought we’d done all the birthday partying last week. This was a total surprise because I thought I had to go for an interview.

“This couldn’t have been better because Ice flew in, and now we have a new home here. And all my new friends in the cast joined us.”

She sat with “Peepshow” star Josh Strickland and the show’s dancers to open her birthday gifts and didn’t hesitate to smooch with her husband. The restaurant erupted in singing “Happy Birthday” when candle-lit sticky toffee pudding push pops were delivered to Coco as flash bulbs popped.

Coco closed her eyes to make a birthday wish, and when she opened them, Ice said: “Yes, I’ll make that come true!”

There was one more surprise. Backstage before the show as the cast gathered for their “affirmation” ceremonial chant, shout-out and sing-along as a good luck gesture for a good show, a birthday cake was rolled in for Coco.

“Our new home is around the corner from my gym, but at this rate, I’d better put my own in the house. Our dogs are going to love their own yard and neighborhood away from the hotel. We have a great spring and summer to look forward to all together.”

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.

Follow Robin Leach on Twitter at Twitter.com/Robin_Leach.

Follow Vegas DeLuxe on Twitter at Twitter.com/vegasdeluxe.

Follow VDLX Editor Don Chareunsy on Twitter at Twitter.com/VDLXEditorDon.

Join the Discussion:

Check this out for a full explanation of our conversion to the LiveFyre commenting system and instructions on how to sign up for an account.

Full comments policy

Previous Discussion: comment so far…

Comments are moderated by Las Vegas Sun editors. Our goal is not to limit the discussion, but rather to elevate it. Comments should be relevant and contain no abusive language. Comments that are off-topic, vulgar, profane or include personal attacks will be removed. Full comments policy. Additionally, we now display comments from trusted commenters by default. Those wishing to become a trusted commenter need to verify their identity or sign in with Facebook Connect to tie their Facebook account to their Las Vegas Sun account. For more on this change, read our story about how it works and why we did it.

Only trusted comments are displayed on this page. Untrusted comments have expired from this story.

No trusted comments have been posted.