SOURCE: Rick's Cabaret International

February 14, 2007 09:52 ET

The "Girls of Rick's Cabaret" Will Blow a Kiss to Anna Nicole Smith on Valentine's Day

HOUSTON, TX -- (MARKET WIRE) -- February 14, 2007 -- The "Girls of Rick's Cabaret" -- topless dancers at the publicly traded chain of gentlemen's clubs where Anna Nicole Smith was courted by J. Howard Marshall -- will salute the late entertainer on Valentine's Day.

At the stroke of midnight on February 14th dancers at the 13 gentlemen's clubs operated by Rick's Cabaret International, Inc. (NASDAQ: RICK) will blow a kiss to Ms. Smith, who entertained oil billionaire Marshall when he visited her at the Rick's Cabaret in Houston in the early 1990s.

"Anna Nicole and Howard Marshall were a fixture," recalls Robert Watters, a founder of the original Rick's Cabaret, currently a board member of the company and owner of its licensed club in New Orleans. "Howard would come in during the day and spend money. He'd have a drink and watch Anna Nicole. She would often dance for him with a friend and he seemed to get as much pleasure out of watching her interact with another dancer as anything else. Howard was not alone -- there were and are always men who had achieved great things financially and who enjoyed the company of our beautiful entertainers. Rick's is where they find them."

Bob Glass, regional manager of Rick's Cabaret who also knew Ms. Smith, said that "During all the time she danced at Rick's Cabaret and throughout her modeling career Anna Nicole acted with the utmost professionalism. She had a certain quality that is the essence of what we strive for in all of our entertainers -- Anna Nicole was energetic, charismatic and an absolutely beautiful woman."

The tribute will take place at the Rick's Cabarets in Houston, New York City, Minneapolis, Austin and New Orleans, as well the company's Club Onyx venues in Houston, Charlotte, Austin and South Houston, and its XTC Cabarets in Houston, San Antonio and Austin.

About Rick's Cabaret Rick's Cabaret International, Inc. (NASDAQ: RICK) operates upscale adult nightclubs serving primarily businessmen and professionals that offer live adult entertainment, restaurant and bar operations. The company owns and operates or licenses adult nightclubs in New York City, New Orleans, Charlotte, Houston, Minneapolis and other cities under the names "Rick's Cabaret," "XTC" and "Club Onyx." No sexual contact is permitted at any of these locations. Rick's Cabaret also owns the adult Internet membership Web site, couplestouch.com, and a network of online adult auction sites under the flagship URL naughtybids.com. Rick's Cabaret common stock is traded on NASDAQ under the symbol RICK. For further information contact ir@ricks.com.

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