Published February 20, 2009
LOS ANGELES – Pamela Anderson Parties in Gold Thong | Life After Playboy: Kendra Wilkinson Forced Into Seclusion | Cops Called in as Suge Knight Crashes Tradeshow | Kara Dioguardi Doesn't Watch Or Read About 'American Idol'
Seriously, when is Pamela Anderson going to start acting her age??! The 41-year-old mama turned up to NYC hotspot Cain Luxe at around 11:30 p.m. Wednesday night for designer Richie Rich's Fashion Show after-party donning a gold one-piece bathing suit (g-string) with a white bath robe over it. Anderson even proceeded to do twirls as she entered the swanky venue.
While the former "Baywatch" babe certainly still has a bangin' bod, given she has adolescent sons isn't it about time she put it away? Pammie actually strutted her stuff on the Richie Rich runway at the Waldorf Astoria earlier that night, alongside other celebs such as "America's Next Top Model" winner Caridee English, Aubrey O'Day, Amanda Lepore and Tinsley Mortimer.
While Kendra Wilkinson has Hugh Hefner's money to credit for her fame, it seems the former Playboy princess is worth much more now that she has left the Mansion.
Wilkinson made a cameo at the Silverspoon Oscars House with fiance Hank Baskett on Thursday afternoon and while she was pumped about the pending wedding, she told Tarts that security scares and prying packs of paps have forced her out of the Hollywood heat and that's she is now trying to lay as low as possible.
"I've had to move to the Valley to get away from it," she said while (coincidentally) picking up a "No Paparazzi" shirts from Wet Cement. "Being followed like that is really scary."
However numerous leading photo agencies in Hollywood told Tarts that the picture value of Hef's three exes has actually dropped significantly since their split, although Kendra sells the highest of them all.
But the busty babe definitely has no regrets about hopping away from her bunny existence and told us she's the happiest she's ever been. She even told us Hef and the other exes (Holly and Bridget) are still her "best friends."
According to an inside source, the girls are actually much closer now that they're no longer the "Girls Next Door."
"There was always a bit of competition and tension between them," said the insider. "But as soon as they all decided to go their separate ways they really bonded."
Pop Tarts also spotted Lindsay Lohan at the private Silverspoon private residence on Tuesday and despite her dramatic weekend of fighting with Samantha Ronson in New York, she was overheard gushing about how good things are with her girlfriend.
Lilo was wandering around picking up goodies like Knit Wit Cashmere, Starbucks Coffee and stick-on breast petals for Ronson — she even made inquiries about purchasing a need LEEDS mattress as "Sam totally needs a new bed."
Suge Knight had folks shaking at the knees on Wednesday when he randomly showed up to the apparel tradeshow MAGIC in Las Vegas on Wednesday.
We're told the controversial music mogul and a massive entourage bustled their way over to the Popwatch booth where Jermaine Dupri was located, but security there refused to let him inside.
"He got so angry that he started to shake and his head started to sweat," said an onlooker. "Half-a-dozen cops were then called over, but as Suge was being escorted out Jermaine started to get scared and said he didn't want to be blamed for having him kicked out so they brought Suge back."
We're told Mr. Knight wanted Jermaine's number and the music producer nervously obliged. Pop Tarts spies also spotted Dupri dining later that night with a well, slightly rounder Chris Tucker.
"Chris looks like he's gained at least 20 pounds in the last few weeks," said our spy, adding that the "Rush Hour" actor appeared uncomfortable and refused to have his picture taken.
But speaking of "divos" and fashion, it seems Kanye West did very little to earn any extra fans while attending the Alexandre Hercovitch show in New York on Thursday. According to an insider, the "Stronger" singer pushed a poor fashion assistant out of his way, even ripping his jacket.
She's the new judge on the block, but does Kara Dioguardi think she is doing well at the new gig? Well, she wouldn't know — she doesn't listen to feedback.
"Well, I guess I hear it's good. I try to not read too much because I don't want to be affected by it and maintain my life. Im still writing and I work at a record label and a publishing company and I have my personal life," Dioguardi told Tarts at Friday's MusicCares Pre-Grammy Dinner, adding that Simon Cowell is always "nice" to her and she wishes the now-infamous "Bikini Girl" the best with her future endeavors.
Speaking of bikini bods, it seems wannabe "Idols" need to accept being in shape is simply part of the package.
"I would say being in the music industry, everyday and seeing artists, it's always an issue to stay fit and look good because that's what people want to see. Unfortunately, look at someone like Jessica Simpson. I don't know if she gained weight or not but it's all I've been hearing about," Kara added. "I'm looking for someone who's got a great voice, but if they're 50 or 60 pounds overweight, I have to tell them the reality that that could hold them back, or it could have held them back if they weren't coming from 'American Idol.'"
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