Tishara Lee Cousino is flanked by Kevin Klein and Andrea Lowell of the Playboy Morning Show at Caesars Palace on Sunday, June 24, 2012. ( Photo by TVT )
By Robin Leach, Las Vegas Sun and U.S. News Agency / Asian
For five days this week, the Playboy Morning Show with hosts Kevin Klein and Andrea Lowell are broadcasting from Sin City’s topless adults-only pools, and stars, Playmates and Bunnies are hopping into the action as Hugh Hefner’s pinup magazine turns into the audio version.
Seven million listeners tune in each day to the sexy antics of the daring duo on Sirius/XM Radio, and for Las Vegas, it means 15 hours of national and international promotion for the perky and provocative pools. I welcomed the cast and crew to Planet Hollywood in the Forum Shops at Caesars Palace for their arrival dinner, and then they partied at nearby Pure Nightclub, which hosted Kendra Wilkinson-Baskett’s 27th birthday Friday night and UFC ring girl and Playboy model Brittney Palmer’s 25th birthday the next night.
The broadcasts began at Venus Pool Club in Caesars with guests including singer Matt Goss, magician Nathan Burton and “Absinthe” weather balloon beauty Angel Porrino. I sat in on the broadcast, too, as my friend Andrea filmed “The Surreal Life: Fame Games” here for VH1 with me as the host. Kevin insisted on the Playboy debut of my “Rappers Are Rich” spoof video voiceover for Eminem and Slaughterhouse.
Also there, 1999 Playboy centerfold Tishara Lee Cousino, the former VIP manager host at the recently closed Playboy Club in the Palms. She, too, confirmed rumors I’ve heard that the club will reopen on the Strip in another casino hotel. Before the broadcast, Kevin and Andrea went to the shooting range Machine Guns Vegas, where Kevin scored top marks for gunning down the Osama bin laden figure. Naturally, he invited owner Genghis Cohen to the show for a segment to discuss the new attraction using Navy Seals weaponry.
At Moorea Beach Club adult pool in Mandalay Bay today, “Fantasy” singer Lorena Peril and comedian Sean E. Cooper are the guests. At the Artisan Pool on Wednesday, expect Playmate Tiffany Taylor, “Crazy Girls” from the Riviera and Tiffany Masters and her VegasBucketListAdventure.com beauties. Excalibur headliners Thunder Down Under join the broadcast from Bare Pool Lounge on Thursday at the Mirage, and the weeklong series wraps Friday at Voo pool in the Rio with the hunks from Chippendales, the topless beauties from “X Burlesque” at the Flamingo, Flamingo headliner George Wallace and Donnell Rawlings.
More stars and Playmates are being added. Past guests on the Playboy Morning Show have included Bill Cosby, Jimmy Fallon, James Caan, William Shatner and of course Hugh Hefner and “The Girls Next Door” when the reality TV series was filmed on E! Entertainment.
“We love Las Vegas. We love our remote broadcasts,” Kevin told me. “But this was the first time we were able to put it all together for a weeklong topless pool remote. We’ve come up with crazy sexy contests centered around Las Vegas and its topless pool parties.”
Kevin, who is commuting back and forth to L.A. to host the daily syndicated “Loveline With Dr. Drew,” added: “We even had former Mayor Oscar Goodman on Playboy Radio promoting our visit before we left L.A.. He said we could do anything except change the Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas sign. Andrea promptly decided she would broadcast topless, but I’ve kept my shirt on!”