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Holly Madison Likes Being in Driver’s Seat

Holly Madison

Holly Madison likes being in the driver’s seat.  The bottle blond beauty, who rose to notoriety as one of Hugh Hefner’s girlfriends on the hit “Girls Next Door” show, has her own “Holly’s World” E! series premiering Sunday (6/13).  And she’s happy to say, “I definitely have more control this time, as a co-executive producer, and it’s great.”

The half-hour show, which was teased with an opening segment back in December, has Madison hastening back and forth between her work as star of the Las Vegas Peepshow strip revue and partying, more partying, other activities, and partying — supported by her assistant, Angel, her roommate, Laura, and her male buddy, Josh.

“I was pretty adamant which characters I wanted on the show, which people keep it real with me,” she tells us.  “I always thought Laura and Angel would be great, and Josh – he really pops onscreen.”

As for what she wanted to do with the show, “Just capture more reality, capture the day-to-day, and definitely the drama moments.  You can’t prescript all the time.  My main thing is I just want to keep the spontaneity of the show.”

Life has “been pretty crazy” all year for the 30-year-old Holly, “juggling everything with doing a show onstage six nights a week.”

Asked about how she keeps her 36D-23-36 body in perfect shape, she laughs.  “Doing a cardio workout for two hours a night really helps.”

There’s also the book she’s preparing for Fall release, a unique travel guide to her adopted home town. “I absolutely love Las Vegas.  It’s like a small town with all the energy of a huge big city.  My book is really more for people in my demographic – 18-34 – with not only Vegas history, but a guide to things to do.”

Speaking of things to do, we notice reports that she had her Playboy logo tattoo, that used to ride on her lower back, removed.  Was that due to sad memories?

“I had to cover it for everything I do, cover it with really heavy makeup, and I got tired of that,” she says.

Holly Madison Plays it Coy Re: Benji

Holly Madison E! Entertainment photo

Holly Madison continues to play it coy when it comes to her relationship with Good Charlotte’s Benji Madden. Despite a stream of Twitter communiqués in which she tells him she wishes she was with him, etc., when asked about the music man, whose past romances have included Paris Hilton, she says, ‘We just talk. He’s on tour right now.’

And she is very, very busy with her career. ‘I’m pretty ambitious and I get bored easy,’ she lets us know.

The one-time Hugh Hefner girlfriend and ‘Girls Next Door’ star is getting ready for the launch of her big new reality show for E!, ‘Holly’s World,’ that kicks off June 13. That’s in addition to performing six nights a week doing her ‘Peep Show’ at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas.

‘I love it. It’s really fun. I love all the energy of being onstage. I love the show itself,’ says the platinum blond bombshell, who goes topless in two numbers of the show that opened last year. ‘It opened at a time, with this economy, that was the worst possible time for it to succeed and still be open,’ she notes, ‘and I’m proud about that.’

FREQUENT FLIER CBS has confirmed its pickup of the ‘Hawaii Five-0’ reboot starring Alex O’Loughlin as Steve McGarrett and Scott Caan as ‘Danno’ Danny Williams — but that doesn’t mean O’Loughlin expects to spend all his time on the islands. ‘I’ll come back on weekends,’ the hunky Australian actor tells us. ‘I don’t think I’ll be able to stay all the time.’ He says, ‘I spend more money on traveling than anything else. I feel like I’m always away from my family. I’m either flying around the world to see them or I’m flying the people I love to me. Sometimes I wish I had become a banker or a builder, to keep me in one spot.’

NOT-SO-FREQUENT FLIER: Kevin Eubanks may not know exactly what’s on his agenda after he concludes his final night as band leader of ‘The Tonight Show’ this Friday (5-28), but he does know he’ll get in a little vacation time. ‘I used to travel a lot before I came to Hollywood — playing music, obviously,’ notes the guitarist. But with his nightly TV gig of 18 years, he pretty much stayed put. ‘I like seeing different parts of the world. I really think it’s incumbent on Americans who can travel to do it, and see what’s going on around the world. I hope that is part of my coming experience, and to share music in different places.’