LOS ANGELES – Fresh from the revelation of those naughty nude snaps, "The Hills" hottie Audrina Patridge made an appearance at Sin City's Pussycat Dolls Lounge on Friday night as a guest doll.
(Update: As if we haven’t seen enough of Audrina, more topless snaps of the star emerged Monday. But this time Patridge can’t blame being “young and naïve,” as the pics have to have been taken sometime between now and last few months of 2007. That dazzling Lia Sophia necklace she’s wearing was given to her at a gifting suite for the VMAs last September, according to an inside source.)
Following in the footsteps of Paris Hilton, who recently spent her 27th birthday purring with the daring dance troupe, Patridge took to the stage in a super-sexy rhinestone studded get-up with fishnet stockings and a sequined hat.
She later returned to the spotlight to flash a lot more flesh in itty-bitty black hotpants with a pink feather boa.
After completing her "official" hosting duties, the 22-year-old made her purring a little more personal as she lounged all over her VIP bed at PURE nightclub while sipping on Grey Goose and soda until the wee hours.
But according to insiders, Patridge attracted even more attention than expected as hundreds hung around outside the popular partyhouse to sneak a peek at the MTV babe.
"It is amazing what a nude scandal can do for one's profile," said our source. "We were all taken aback by the sudden interest in her appearance — it was crazy. Patridge certainly gave Paris a run for her money in terms of being able to pull a crowd."
Audrina, meanwhile, is lapping up the extra attention and sensibly using it to pump up her profile. Patridge has been hitting up Hollywood's hottest spots over the past week, making sure she's pap-snapped at places such as STK as well as speaking to Ryan Seacrest and "Regis and Kelly" on Monday morning.
So if she is smart about it, Audrina may very well be the next Paris Hilton or Kim Kardashian with millions of dollars to prove it.
"The nude pictures have already lifted Audrina's profile — it was the most talked-about issue before 'The Hills' premiere. Everybody was searching the Web looking for Audrina's pictures and with a bangin' body like hers, who can blame them?" said Adam Weiss of Adam Matthew Weiss PR, a New York-based agency with a specialty in crisis communications.
"'The Hills' season premiere had a record ratings of 5 million. I think this will help, not hurt, her career. Hollywood will want Audrina for many roles — she's kind, attractive, sexy and full of life. Her name has risen to pop culture status. Audrina's appearances were always highly sought after given the popularity of the show, but given this scandal, she will now be the new star who steals the spotlight."
Kate Beckinsale Isn’t Bothered by Skinny Pressure, Parades Panty-Free
Kate Beckinsale, who has openly admitted to suffering from anorexia in her teen years, told Pop Tarts that the pressure to be “perfect” and “thin” isn’t something she is concerned about — just as long as nobody puts the harsh word on her to lose any (non-existent) lard.
“As long as they don’t force all those demands on me, I try not to pay attention to all of that — the most important thing for me and in raising a daughter is that I teach her to be happy and healthy,” Beckinsale said. “I dress up as an attractive movie star occasionally, but not often.”
And Beckinsale is somewhat of a late-comer to the panty-free trend ... the actress caused a stir recently when she appeared on “The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson” donning tight black pants and a gray top. When she walked on and her microphone pack slipped, there was a little bit of a problem ...
"They wanted to hook it onto the back of my knickers, but I am going commando, so they couldn't do it,” she admitted. “So there was nothing to hook them on, so it fell out."
Halle Berry Sneaks Into Teddy’s?
While her less than 2-week-old baby girl was most likely at home with an abundance of brand-new teddy bears, new mama Halle Berry was caught last Thursday chilling at Hollywood hotspot Teddy's for Danny Masterson's weekly Hennessy jazz night.
In one of her first sightings since giving birth to Nahla Ariela Aubry on March 16, we're told Berry snuck into the 1940s-style lounge around midnight and (almost) went undetected as she surrounded herself with lots of friends at a VIP table in the corner.
Looking painstakingly fresh and fabulous, our source said the glamour girl grooved to the rhythms while her model-man Gabriel Aubry was nowhere to be seen.
Fergie and Quentin Tarantino Get Some LOVE and Booze Together in Sin City
LOVE, champagne, cake, a white dress and Sin City … but this was no one’s wedding.
Pop princess Fergie is engaged to actor Josh Duhamel and director Quentin Tarantino has a lovely lass of his own, but the Hollywood heavyweights hit up Vegas together on Thursday night for an eventful joint birthday bash.
After enjoying the Cirque du Soleil show LOVE, the double trouble duo (plus their posses) moved onto the Bare Pool Lounge at The Mirage for an A-list-only cocktail reception complete with exotic fires, belly dancers and (lots of) Veuve Clicquot champagne.
“Josh was there as well to celebrate with his girl, but was very shy and laid very low,” said our party spy. “He wanted this to be Fergie’s night to shine — she kept going up to him and seeing if he was OK while she floated around the festivities and talking to Daryl Hannah, Diablo Cody and Kid Rock — well, when he wasn’t preoccupied posing for pictures with beautiful women.”
Fergie (who wore a tight-fitting white dress and later changed into a top and pants) and Tarantino then picked up more stars such as Nelly and Vivica A. Fox on The Strip as the party progressed onto JET Nightclub, with Kid Rock taking over the turntables as the guest DJ.
The partners-in-crime somehow managed to stay sane just long enough to pose sensibly with their lavish cake, but couldn’t contain their not-so-sweet desire to have a full-on fight with the decadent dessert.
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Hollie McKay has been a FoxNews.com staff reporter since 2007. She has reported extensively from the Middle East on the rise and fall of terrorist groups such as ISIS in Iraq. Follow her on twitter at @holliesmckay