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Ian Ziering

I'm Ready to Be

a Male Stripper!

5/3/2013 8:15 AM PDT BY Johnny Lopez

0503_IAN_zering_getty2Attention West Beverly High alumni: Steve Sanders is jacked.

Former "Beverly Hills, 90210" star Ian Ziering is getting pumped for his upcoming gig stripping with the yoked man panty crew of Chippendales ... by working out -- with a photographer on hand -- in Studio City on Thursday.

While the 49-year-old's shirtless Vegas stint doesn't start until June ... he's already showing off his peach pits.

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Ian Ziering

9021-Oh Damnnnnn ...

I'm a Stripper Now

4/15/2013 3:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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In the world of 90210 ... if Tori Spelling were a stripper, Ian Ziering would be her male counterpart ... and this scary fantasy has become real because he's heading to Vegas baby!

Ian is the latest celeb to join the infamous Las Vegas Chippendales revue for a guest dancing stint -- following in the footsteps of Joey Lawrence, Jake Pavelka and 98 Degrees star Jeff Timmons.

Ian will be taking most of it off at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino during most of June ... allowing hoards of 30-something women to feebly cling to their Steve Sanders fantasy.

And lest you forget, Ian CAN dance -- he made it to the semi-finals on "Dancing with the Stars" back in season 4.

Waltzing, stripping ... it's all the same right?

Bret Michaels

REJECTS Chippendales --

Sorry, I'm No Man-Stripper!

3/16/2013 2:25 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0315-bret-michaels-gettyIf you've been DREAMING of a half-naked Bret Michaels shaking his ass in a bowtie and cuff links, it's time to find a new dream ... 'cause the rocker just turned down an offer from Chippendales, TMZ has learned.

Sources close to Bret tell us ... the legendary all-male review recently approached the 50-year-old about a guest hosting gig for their show at the Rio in Las Vegas ... a la Jake Pavelka, Jeff Timmons and Ronnie from "Jersey Shore."

We're told Michaels was flattered by the proposition, but sadly had to turn down the show because he's already committed to a series for the Travel Channel called "Rock My RV."

But if you REEEEEALLY want to see Bret in his skivvies, just wait outside his tour bus -- he'll get to you eventually.

Prince Harry

Chippendales Wants Piece

of Royal Stripper Action

8/24/2012 5:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0823_prince_harry_chippendales_ArticlesPrince Harry can now get naked in Vegas and actually get paid for it ... 'cause the people at Chippendales were so impressed with the nakie pics, they've officially offered him a job.

A rep for the bowtie bunch tells TMZ ... "Chippendales at the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino are reaching out to the royalty to gauge his interest in being our next guest host."

"We figured that since he seems to enjoy taking his clothes off in Las Vegas, why not do it on stage at the #1 Male Revue in the World."

If (and when) he accepts the offer, Harry would follow in the half-naked footsteps of 98 Degrees singer Jeff Timmons, Joey Lawrence and Ronnie from "Jersey Shore."

Please, no cameras.

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Beefcake Sues Chippendales

I Was Soooo HUMILIATED!

6/28/2012 12:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Ladies, break out your singles ... 'cause coming to the main stage ... in federal court ... the Master of the Mankini ... the Lord of the Lapdance ... ex-Chippendales stud ... Luscious LIND WALTER!!!

Lind is suing the iconic all-male review ... claiming he was forced out of the bow tie bunch by a bitter female boss ... only to be exploited by the company he used to shake his ass for.

In the lawsuit, obtained by TMZ ... Lind -- a former bodybuilding champ and model -- says he was originally hired in 2008 to be a part of the Chippendales international tour ... and the honchos loved him so much, he was asked to be the star of the resident show in Las Vegas.

But according to Lind, the she-boss in charge of the LV show wasn't happy, because it meant she had to fire another dancer ... of whom she was quite fond.

Lind claims he immediately became the target of the boss' unrelenting wrath ... and was belittled, degraded and verbally abused on a regular and ongoing basis.

According to his suit, Lind was fired back in February and told it was because of "budget cuts" ... though he isn't buying it, claiming the Chippendales hired 3 people right after he was canned. 

Bonus gripe -- Lind says Chippendales is still using his face and rippling abs on merchandise and in ads plastered all over Vegas ... without permission.

Lind is suing for unspecified damages. Calls to Chippendales have not been returned.

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Joey Lawrence vs. Jeff Timmons

Who'd You Rather?

6/13/2012 12:06 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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Buff, bronzed and hairless hunk Joey Lawrence made his Chippendales debut in Vegas this weekend ... a year after buff, bronzed and hairless former 98 Degrees member Jeff Timmons did his stint hosting the man stripper fest.

Question is ...

More Who'd you rather?

Joey Lawrence

Whoa, I'm a Stripper!

5/16/2012 9:12 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Joey Lawrence is taking it all off ... or most of it at least ... because the 90s heartthrob just inked a deal with the man-stripper crew at Chippendales in Vegas.

A rep for the beefcake brigade tells TMZ, the 36-year-old former "Blossom" star will don the legendary bow tie ... and not much else ... for a special engagement at the Rio from June 7th-24th.

We're told Joey will sing, dance ... the "whole nine yards."

Joey's celebrity MC predecessors at the famed strip show include 98 Degrees singer Jeff Timmons and former "Bachelor" star Jake Pavelka.

It's unclear how much Lawrence is getting paid for the gig -- but in those parts, there's only one currency ... singles.

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'Bachelor' Jake Pavelka

I'm With Chippendales Now!

2/8/2012 3:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

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In his never-ending quest to avoid a real job, former "Bachelor" Jake Pavelka has signed a deal to become the next piece of man candy at Chippendales.

Jake will begin his stint at the Rio in Las Vegas on Feb. 23 and will serve as the celebrity MC ... just like former 98 Degrees singer Jeff Timmons and "Jersey Shore" star Ronnie Magro.

Sources tell us Jake's getting the VIP treatment ... with his very own dressing room -- but we're told he WILL NOT be wearing the signature Chippendales cuff and collar.

As for Jake's flesh exposure -- we're told he's not REQUIRED to drop top ... but he's jacked, so ... it's probably gonna happen.

Chippendales to Kris Humphries:

We Can Heal You

11/2/2011 1:10 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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Kris Humphries' divorce could be the best thing to ever happen to his career ... cause the out-of-work NBA star's been flooded with job offers ever since Kim K. dropped the hammer.

TMZ has learned ... Chippendales in Vegas has already reached out to Humphries, hoping to fill their empty celebrity MC spot at the Rio -- previously occupied by ex-98 Degrees singer Jeff Timmons.

A rep for the show tells us, " We figured since he was unemployed and, the soon-to-be ex-husband of Kim Kardashian, a gig at Chippendales might be the perfect job to help restore his faith in women."

And that's not all ... a dating website called LocalHotClassifieds.com claims it's willing to match Kris' salary on "Keeping Up With The Kardashians" if he'll agree to become their new spokesman.

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No word if he'll take either of the gigs, but with hope for a 2011-12 NBA season fading away, it doesn't hurt to have options.

'Baywatch' Star

Hammering Out a Deal

With Chippendales

8/4/2011 2:10 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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Ex-"Baywatch" star Jeremy Jackson is currently in a meeting with honchos at Chippendales in Las Vegas -- and we're told, both parties are trying to hash out a deal for the actor to join the bow-tied bunch on a full-time basis.

Jeremy's rep tells TMZ, the former child actor is on deck to fill an empty celebrity host spot ... following 98 Degrees singer Jeff Timmons -- but unlike Jeff's short stint ... this would be a long-term deal.

We're told Jeremy is extremely serious about the gig -- going to Vegas last weekend to try on the bow tie and shirt cuffs (above) just to get a feel for the experience.

And that's not it ... we're told Jeremy's also been working out non-stop to prep for the position -- and after entering "Celebrity Rehab" earlier this year for a hormone-injecting fitness addiction ... he's doing it ALL-NATURALLY.

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We're told an announcement is expected to be made shortly.


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'American Idol' Alum -- Flirting with Chippendales

6/8/2011 2:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

With only weeks left in their deal with 98 Degrees singer Jeff Timmons, the honchos at Chippendales are hunting for a new celebrity MC -- and TMZ has learned they're very interested in one very hunky "Idol" alum.

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Sources close to the club tell us -- "Idol" Season 5 finalist Ace Young visited the Chippendales at the Rio in Vegas recently ... and was SUPER interested in donning the famous bow tie and shirt cuffs. 

According to sources, Young paid Chipps a visit to hang out with Timmons -- and to see how the whole guest-hosting thing works.

So far, there's no deal in place -- but it looks promising.



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98 Degrees Stud

Topless

Chippendales Debut

5/13/2011 5:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Former 98 Degrees boy-bander Jeff Timmons made his half naked debut at Chippendales in Vegas last night ... but unfortunately for the crowd, the only piece of clothing he removed ... was his shirt.
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Jeff Timmons Shirtless

98 Degrees Star

No Stripping

at Chippendales!!

4/14/2011 2:10 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Hold on to your singles ladies ... and gentlemen ... because ex-98 Degrees star Jeff Timmons says he WILL NOT be stripping down to his banana hammock during his upcoming Chippendales gig.


Timmons -- who's about to start a four week stint with the 'Dales crew in Vegas -- was out in L.A. yesterday, when he told us, "[The Chippendale regulars] don't even strip ... they're like trained dancers."

He adds, "The days of your grandma sticking dollar bills in a strippers G-string are over."

Grandma would be very disappointed.



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