Monday, March 18, 2013 | 2:06 p.m.
“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.
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Catering to the young and modern crowd, Planet Hollywood is a one-stop shop for entertainment with its massive shopping mall, slew of restaurants, spacious casino and clubs.
The ambiance of the casino is retro-chic meets high-tech with black granite floors throughout and colorful LED lights throughout the space. The theme carries into the 100,000 square-foot casino with 250 flat screens topping off slot machines. The casino is also home to 87 tables, a sports book and a poker room.
There's also the Miracle Mile Shops, one Vegas' largest malls, with 140 stores including BCBG Max Azaria, bebe, Urban Outfitters and The Discovery Channel Store.
Following an afternoon of shopping, guests can satisfy their appetites at one of the gourmet restaurants in Planet Hollywood, like the non-traditional approach to steakhouses at Strip House or check out the exotic Far East motif at KOI restaurant and lounge. And if guests are still looking for more, they can spend the after hours at Privé, Triq or Krave nightclubs.
Perhaps one of the resorts biggest attractions came in March with the addition of "Peepshow." The naughty twist on the story of Little Bo Peep is modern-day spin on the run-of-the-mill Vegas topless review. The "Peepshow" stage has seen visiting celebs like Scary Spice Mel B, "Dancing with the Stars" Kelly Monaco and Playboy's Holly Madison.