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Old 05-02-06, 01:07 PM
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Bravo's "Celebrity Poker Showdown" (Season 8; 5/31-7/5)

Here we go again.

ALL NEW TOURNAMENT PREMIERES WEDNESDAY, MAY 31 AT 9:00 11:00 PM, ET/PT

NEW YORK - May 1, 2006 - Bravo's original series "Celebrity Poker Showdown" premieres its eighth season in a new city, with a new host, and a brand new crop of celebrities ready to go 'all in' for a game of high stakes Texas Hold 'Em. Nine-time World Series of Poker winner Phil Hellmuth joins host Dave Foley and provides colorful commentary and insight into the poker hands played by guest celebrities Christopher Meloni, Jason Alexander, Macy Gray, Jorge Garcia, Fred Savage, Jennifer Tilly and Michael Ian Black. They each compete for a one million dollar prize pool to be donated to Hurricane Katrina charities. New season premieres Wednesday, May 31st (9:00 11:00pm, ET/PT).

The celebrity line-up of players for the season eight tournament are:

Game 1 Premieres Wednesday, May 31st at 9:00pm, ET/PT

Greg Behrendt, Andrea Martin, Kim Coles, Michael Ian Black and Jorge Garcia

Game 2 Premieres Wednesday, June 7th at 9:00pm, ET/PT

Bryan Cranston, Jamie Bamber, Jason Alexander, Susie Essman and Kevin Sorbo

Game 3 Premieres Wednesday, June 14th at 9:00pm, ET/PT

Fred Savage, Jennifer Tilly, Brett Butler, online tournament winner Ida Siconolfi and Doug E. Doug

Game 4 Premieres Wednesday, June 21st at 9:00pm, ET/PT

Mario Cantone, Jenna Fischer, Rocco Dispirito, Jordan Peele and Keegan-Michael Key

Game 5 Premieres Wednesday, Jun 28th at 9:00pm, ET/PT

Christopher Meloni, Joy Behar, Andy Dick, Macy Gray and Robin Tunney

The Championship Game Premieres Wednesday, July 5th at 9:00pm/et

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They need to rename this Annoying Celebrity Poker:

Michael Ian Black
Jennifer Tilly, Brett Butler
Mario Cantone
Andy Dick

I think the only person on that entire list that I would like to see is Jenna Fischer.
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Originally Posted by BDLOU
Jennifer Tilly, Brett Butler
You have to feel so bad for those online "winners" to have to sit at this table.
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A list of annoying celebrities that doesn't include Joy Behar or Rocco Dispirito?

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Game 1
Greg Behrendt - Who?
Andrea Martin - Okay.
Kim Coles - Who?
Michael Ian Black - Funny.
Jorge Garcia - From Lost, right? He's cool.

Game 2
Bryan Cranston - Don't watch Malcolm, but he's cool otherwise.
Jamie Bamber - Who?
Jason Alexander - Funny, but seems a little smug.
Susie Essman - UGH!!
Kevin Sorbo - Zzzzzzz

Game 3
Fred Savage - Okay
Jennifer Tilly - Bring the jugs
Brett Butler - UGH
online tournament winner Ida Siconolfi - She's playing for charity too?
Doug E. Doug - Also know as Ugh E. Ugh

Game 4
Mario Cantone - UGH
Jenna Fischer - Who?
Rocco Dispirito - Who?
Jordan Peele - Who?
Keegan-Michael Key - Weeping Christ, Who ARE these fucking people?

Game 5
Christopher Meloni - Okay
Joy Behar - UGH
Andy Dick - UGH
Macy Gray - UGH
Robin Tunney - Cute
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Originally Posted by das Monkey
A list of annoying celebrities that doesn't include Joy Behar or Rocco Dispirito?

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I give Joy a break since she's not the most annoying on her show. Not that I've watched it or anything.
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Originally Posted by Charlie Goose
Game 4
Jenna Fischer - Who?
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Originally Posted by Charlie Goose
Weeping Christ, Who ARE these fucking people?
My thoughts exactly! The majority of these celebrities I never heard of, and the ones I did hear of are people I usually do my best to stay away from. Is everyone from Game #4 all from the same show or something -- but I don't have the faintest idea who any of them are. Kind of defeats the point of celebrity poker -- take away the "celebrity" and all you're left with is bad poker. Of course I'll watch all the episodes

Too bad Phil Gordon is gone. He was a great straight man to Dave Foley. I'm not sure Hellmuth will have the same broadcaster generosity to allow Foley all the funny lines -- or the patience to put with analysis of really bad play. I enjoyed hearing the frustration in Gordon's voice as the same stupid plays are done over and over. Seeing Meloni in Game 5 makes me wish there was a "Sopranos" night. How great would it be to have some combination of Christopher, Paulie, Vito, Big Pussy, Meadow, Andriana, Dr. Melfi, Uncle Junior, Silvio, etc.
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Originally Posted by brainee
Too bad Phil Gordon is gone. He was a great straight man to Dave Foley. I'm not sure Hellmuth will have the same broadcaster generosity to allow Foley all the funny lines -- or the patience to put with analysis of really bad play. I enjoyed hearing the frustration in Gordon's voice as the same stupid plays are done over and over.
I'll miss Phil too... but maybe he'll come back for Season 9 and might not be doing it beacuse its not in Vegas.

Hopefully Dave ca get Hellmuth to take his sunglasses off.
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Phil Gordon was the only reason I watched. His commentary made it worth watching. Terrible poker + annoying 'who the hell are these people' "celebrities" + Phil Hellmuth =
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Very good question about the online winner... If she wins does she really have to give her money to charity?
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I'll probalby watch the Jennifer Tilly one because didn't she actually win a bracelet at the WSOP?
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hellmuth?
that guy's the biggest douche bag in the pro poker world
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Originally Posted by Charlie Goose
Jamie Bamber - Who?
Apollo on BSG
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Phil Gordon was interviewed in some poker magazine and said he left the show cause he got sick of the horrible play.
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Originally Posted by Phod
Phil Gordon was interviewed in some poker magazine and said he left the show cause he got sick of the horrible play.
Well then I can imagine Hellmuth "coming out of the booth" to lay some smackdown on these people.
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Looks like they are rearranging the eps a bit, since last night's crew was the one for the show on 6/7.

Last night's table had: Bryan Cranston, Jamie Bamber, Jason Alexander, Susie Essman and Kevin Sorbo

I fell asleep about 20 mins into it, bu I have it on my TiVo and may finish it tonight.

Mr. Hellmuth was starting to grow on me, but I miss Mr. Gordon.
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Originally Posted by Goldberg74
Looks like they are rearranging the eps a bit, since last night's crew was the one for the show on 6/7.

Last night's table had: Bryan Cranston, Jamie Bamber, Jason Alexander, Susie Essman and Kevin Sorbo

I fell asleep about 20 mins into it, bu I have it on my TiVo and may finish it tonight.

Mr. Hellmuth was starting to grow on me, but I miss Mr. Gordon.
Shoot! That makes me mad. I have grown a little tired of the show, but was looking forward to being able to drool over Jamie Bamber for a while. Oh well, now I have to see when they are going to replay it.
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Hellmuth?

Is there a requirement that they hire a poker guy named Phil? If so, was Hellmuth their second choice? Or, did Laak and Ivey both turn the gig down?
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I wouldn't want to hear Ivey as a commentator. Laak would be lively, but Hellmuth is perfect for commenting on idiots playing.
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Off topic a bit...but I heard that Hellmuth is going to be in the next season of Surreal Life, he was talking about it on the radio and said something about it having Macho Man Randy Savage in it too.
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Originally Posted by Phod
Phil Gordon was interviewed in some poker magazine and said he left the show cause he got sick of the horrible play.
what the hell did he expect. Its a bunch of celebrities playing for charity. Not only are they morons to begin with, they're morons that aren't realy playing for anything, so they're not going to try as hard as if it were their actual money.
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Originally Posted by Phod
Phil Gordon was interviewed in some poker magazine and said he left the show cause he got sick of the horrible play.
are you serious? thats lame and i liked gordon. these arent poker pros phil. they are going to make mistakes.

its not like phil hasnt made mistakes either.
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Originally Posted by gotrice487
Off topic a bit...but I heard that Hellmuth is going to be in the next season of Surreal Life, he was talking about it on the radio and said something about it having Macho Man Randy Savage in it too.

Ohhhhh yeeeeaaaahhhhhh! Dig it!
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Originally Posted by Joeboo835
Not only are they morons to begin with
Why are they all morons?

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