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By around 9:57 p.m., an hour after scheduled start time, the front row at the Richie Rich "Amuse" show at club Amnesia—which was chock full of celebs like, um, Diddy's mom and Eddie Murphy's ex-wife—was getting restless. Who were we all waiting for? Pamela Anderson, of course! The voluptuous actress showed up (un)fashionably late to an event she was meant to be headlining—her tardiness might've explain the booing in the crowd. In the meantime, organizers kept the crowd distracted with ribbon acrobatics and free drinks.
At 10:15 p.m., the lights dimmed and the show opens with tap dancers, ballerinas, and eccentric "women." And the collection? Nothing short of tasteless—and endless parade of cheap sequin dresses and bikinis made us nostalgic for Rich's previous fashion incarnation, Heatherette. Celeb models, including Terrell Owens, Caridee English, and Amanda Lepore, graced the runway—a high point that came far too late. An epic fail? Let's just say we were not "Amuse"-d. -by Getteline Rene and Trevor Swain
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