Robin Leach

Photos: Playboy Playmates, NFL and UFC stars and Vanilla Ice

Vanilla Ice at Rok Vegas in New York-New York on May 29, 2010.
Photo: Scott Harrison/Retna/

Playboy Playmates Host at Eve

2010 Memorial Day Weekend: Vanilla Ice at Rok Vegas

2010 Memorial Day Weekend: UFC Stars

2007 Playboy Playmate of the Year Sara Jean Underwood and Playmate Kelly Carrington hosted the Bunny Bash at Eva Longoria Parker’s Eve the Nightclub with Playmate and DJ Tamara Sky and attracted Terrell Owens, who is currently a free agent; Green Bay Packers linebacker Nick Barnett, who was celebrating his birthday; Keith Ellison (Buffalo Bills); Terrell Suggs (Baltimore Ravens); Zac Diles (Houston Texans); Elvis Dumervil (Denver Broncos); Jermaine O’Neal (Miami Heat); and Rudy Gay (Memphis Grizzlies).

The stunning lineup of Eve’s cocktail waitresses also joined in the fun dressed in sexy bunny costumes. T.O. and DJ Franzen surprised partygoers by jumping in the DJ booth for a quick set, while Nick and his posse celebrated with a custom-made football cake by Gimme Some Sugar. Poker pro Danny Vargas also was at Eve.


Rap star Vanilla Ice, who goes by his birth name Rob Van Winkle nowadays, was the star attraction at Rok Vegas in New-York. Our contributing photographer Scott Harrison shot a portrait session with the music artist before his concert and then shot the show itself. Rob appeared on Surreal Life: Fame Games that we filmed here for VH1.


MGM Grand’s Studio 54 was party headquarters for UFC fighters including Anderson Silva, Clay Guida and Junior Dos Santos. Hundreds of fans gathered outside Studio 54 to snap pictures of the red carpet excitement and shout out for their favorite fighters, including Antonio Nogueira, Gabriel Gonzaga, Melvin Guillard, Joey Villasenor, Phil Baroni, Jamie Yager and John Chaimberg.

Clay passed around an In-N-Out Burger paper hat as a photo prop, and Joey struck several poses for the camera. UFC’s longest-reigning champion, Anderson strutted onto the carpet dressed in a casual red polo and Marvel Comics flat-billed hat. Silver Star owners Luke and Chris Barrett played host to the knockout kings, and she tantalized onlookers with her skin-tight white dress and black gladiator stilettos. Sexy DJ Colleen Shannon also sizzled in her barely there pink halter dress. “Veteran Voice of the Octagon” Bruce Buffer kept it rowdy when he took the mic to welcome the crowd, exclaiming, “Now it’s time to party!”

The next day, the UFC stars were joined by World Extreme Cagefighting athletes and hosted by Angelica Bridges and the girls from Fantasy at the Luxor to the new Drench Pool party at the neighboring Excalibur. That lineup included Jon Jones, Thiago Alves, Kenny Florian, Anthony Njokuani, Sam Stout, Mike Brown, Mark Munoz, Joseph Benavidez, Clayton McKinney, Melvin Guillard, Clay Guida, Jamie Yager and Luke Barrett.

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