On the paparazzi pic sites I troll throughout the day are the following pics: Pippa Middleton arriving at Kensington Palace, Katie Holmes at the 13th Annual Artists Dinner, Jessica Simpson “stealing the scene” in Manhattan, and Gigi Hadid arriving with her entourage to her 23rd birthday party. Your eyelids probably fell into the “so bored so sleepy” position while reading those boring names, but I’m sure they sprung open at the A-list star sighting of the one and only Penny from Showgirls!
Rena Riffel played the pivotal role of Penny (the stripper reincarnation of Albert Einstein who gets knocked up by James) in the #1 movie on AFI’s 100 Greatest Films of All-Time list. (Don’t fact check me on that, it has to be true.) Rena cares about the legacy of Showgirls so much that she produced, directed and starred in an unauthorized sequel called Showgirls 2: Penny’s From Heaven, which we already know since it swept the 2011 Oscars. (Again, don’t fact check me on that, it has to be true.)
These pap pictures of Penny may look like they were taken in an alleyway as she walked to the bus after hosting a 90s goth-themed aerobics class, but they were taken outside of the Avengers: Infinity War premiere in L.A. last night. Rena didn’t walk the carpet, which was very kind of her. Because if she sashayed onto the carpet in that Dior Couture crushed velvet bodysuit and those diamond Cartier necklaces safety-pinned to her neckline and waist, all camera lenses would be on her.
The 5,983,984 actors who are in Avengers better send Rena a million thank you fruit baskets for that.
And here’s more of the multi-talented and humble daffodil last night. I also threw in a bunch of pictures of the others at the Avengers premiere. Photographers obviously only took pictures of them because they were killing time while waiting for Penny from Showgirls to show up.