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Pamela Anderson moonlights as dog walker in NYC

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From “Baywatch” to dog watch.

Pamela Anderson has reportedly taken up an unexpected Big Apple side-gig during her Broadway run — working as a dog walker.

The former “Baywatch” star first told The Post in March that she was hitting Central Park every day because she was pining for pooches because her own dogs “couldn’t come to New York” with her.

“That’s how I get my dose of dogs every day,” she told us at the time of her daily jogs.

Just seeing the hounds was not enough, it seems — and sources told TMZ that the walks inspired the longtime animal-rights activist to actually seek out a dog that needed walking.

Her assistant then hooked her up with a friend who needed help with an Irish Setter named Dash, TMZ said.

Dash’s owners were “stunned” when the 54-year-old actress turned up as their dog walker, the the outlet said. Anderson is not getting paid for the daily walks, which she has been doing for at least three weeks, a rep for Anderson said.

Anderson has been getting rave reviews for her eight-week spell as Roxie Hart in “Chicago.”

“She’s a star all over again! She’s like the horse who won the Kentucky Derby,” Anderson’s socialite pal Nikki Haskell told Page Six.

source: Page Six

Pamela Anderson is ‘a star all over again’ on Broadway

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She’s a winner!

Pals of Pamela Anderson are still raving about her starring role as Roxie in “Chicago” one month after the “Baywatch” icon made her Broadway debut.

“She’s a star all over again! She’s like the horse who won the Kentucky Derby,” Anderson’s socialite pal Nikki Haskell told Page Six.

Rich Strike won the Derby earlier this month after overcoming incredible odds as an 80-1 long-shot.

And if anyone knows about stars on the Great White Way, it’s Haskell, who told us she’s seen every show on Broadway this season with the exception of “one or two.”

Of Anderson, Haskell added, “She just got divorced about ten minutes ago from some guy in Canada — not Tommy Lee, he was several husbands ago…. [Pamela is] fabulous! She’s a showstopper. I’m so proud of her.”

Anderson spent her day off on Wednesday having an early birthday dinner with Haskell, who turns 81 on May 17. It was a dinner for two at Polo Bar and, “It was just fabulous,” Haskell said.

“Everyone was coming up to [Pamela] asking her for her autograph — even some of my friends! They didn’t even look at me. Everyone was asking, ‘Is that Pamela Anderson?’ They couldn’t believe she was there,” Haskell said.

Polo Bar head honcho Nelly Moudime even popped over to the table to say hello to Anderson and to wish Haskell a happy birthday, we’re told.

Anderson’s eight-week run in “Chicago” is coming to an end, but Haskell told us her friend “may come back in the fall.”

“She’s getting offers like crazy now to do all sorts of things,” Haskell added. And, of course, “It’s fabulous!” she said.

source: Page Six

Pamela Anderson drives ‘Chicago’ crowd wild

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Can Pamela Anderson sing and dance?!

That’s been the question on everybody’s lips since we first learned the star would be joining the cast of “Chicago” on Broadway.

I can now attest that the actress and “Baywatch” babe moves confidently, carries a tune and, you know, all that jazz.

Anderson, 54, started her eight-week run as foxy Roxie Hart in the musical Tuesday night, and she was greeted with the kind of crowd euphoria that few shows have received during this tricky season — let alone a production that just turned 25 years old.

Her sons, Dylan Jagger Lee and Brandon Thomas Lee, were sitting in the Ambassador Theatre, decked out in their midweek finery, supporting their famous mom.

For Tuesday’s other, non-blood-related ticket-buyers, Pam might as well have been Ethel Merman considering the roars. She was swell, she was great.

It helps that Roxie — a 1920s adulteress who murders her lover and becomes a tabloid darling as she argues self-defense — is the perfect part for the entertainment icon.

Producers Fran and Barry Weissler — whose whole show is in terrific shape — have printed money for decades by cycling out an array of stars in the lead roles.

However, hardly any (save for Melanie Griffith, maybe) know first-hand what it’s like to be front-page news the way Anderson does.

When her Roxie is bombarded by reporters and flashbulbs at the courthouse with her smooth-talking lawyer Billy Flynn (Ryan Silverman), there’s a world-weary wisdom and a learned darkness to the actress that, intentional or not, separates her from the many Roxies who so often go overboard with squeals and emoting.

Anderson is also very funny. The excited audience occasionally stepped on her laughs with their applause, which is not the worst problem to have. That — and some other wrinkles — will smooth out in a few days.

Anderson sings her big solos — “Funny Honey,” “Roxie” and “Me and My Baby” — just fine. She won’t be headlining Carnegie Hall in September, OK, but she acts the songs with vulnerability and a hint of Marilyn Monroe flirting and hits all the notes.

Great — nobody comes to “Chicago” expecting Adele.

But what any diehard fan of John Kander and Fred Ebb’s musical was waiting for Tuesday was the end of Act 2. There’s a brilliant dance called “Hot Honey Rag.” Original stars Chita Rivera and Gwen Verdon performed it on “The Mike Douglas Show,” and you’ve probably seen it in the Oscar-winning film with Catherine Zeta-Jones and Renée Zellweger.

With a new role on Broadway, a bio-series about her life and an upcoming Netflix documentary, Pamela Anderson is making a huge comeback.

The audience was holding our collective breath until Anderson tackled that sensual Bob Fosse mirror act with her brassy Velma, Lana Gordon. Could she do it? The number ends with a cartwheel! But when she got there, in front of a gold fringe curtain, she didn’t disappoint.

The lava lamp hips, the octopus arms, the precise footwork, the gymnastic finale — she landed it all. There was a standing ovation after the song, which a quarter century into its run, “Chicago” doesn’t see all that often.

Anderson isn’t channeling Sanford Meisner here, folks, and I’m sure some acting snobs will have their druthers. But there is something to be said about the electricity that comes from pure affection for an actress — especially if she is able to generously return it. And, boy, does she ever.

In “Chicago,” Billy Flynn has a vital lesson for newbie live performers: Just “give ‘em the old razzle dazzle.”

On “razzle dazzle,” Anderson could teach even Billy a thing or two.

source: NY Post

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