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PokerStars Celebrity Participants Team and PokerStars Party at Rain Nightclub

During the World Series of Poker Main Event
Monday, July 5, 2009 – Friday, July 10, 2009
Las Vegas, Nevada

Hollywood’s hottest celebrities will play in the main event at The World Series of Poker and attend an exclusive, VIP party at Rain Nightclub at the Palms Hotel and Casino.

Main Event Celebrity Tournament to be held on July 6, 2009. Party to be held on July 9, 2009.


Performing live at the Rain Nightclub for the PokerStars VIP Party

Nelly - He is the most successful rapper on the billboard hot 100 chart, with four solo number one hits. He has sold over 30 million albums worldwide and has won two Grammy awards for Best Male Rap Solo Performance and Best Rap/Sung Collaboration. He is an owner of the Charlotte Bobcats and owns to successful clothing lines, Vokal and Apple Bottoms. He played in the Main Event at the 2007 World Series of Poker.


Celebrities Scheduled to Attend:


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Brad Garrett - For six years he starred as “Eddie Stark” on the hit television series TIL DEATH.  For nine seasons he starred as Robert Barone” in the hit television series EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND.

John “Spider” Salley – He has been starring on the new NBC hit realty television series I’M A CELEBRITY…GET ME OUT OF HERE.  He is a 15-year NBA veteran, and was the first NBA player to win four championships with three different teams that included the Detroit Pistons, the Chicago Bulls and the Los Angeles Lakers.  For seven years he was the co-host of the Emmy Award-nominated, critically acclaimed "The Best Damn Sports Show Period".

Jordan Farmar - He is currently playing as a point guard on the LOS ANGELES LAKERS basketball team and recently won the 2009 NBA Championships.  He also played with the UCLA Bruins when they won the National Championship game in the 2006 NCAA Tournament.

Lou Diamond Phillips - He is the winner of the hit NBC television game show I'M A CELEBRITY...GET ME OUT OF HERE.  He has starred in many hit feature films including COURAGE UNDER FIRE, STAND AND DELIVER, YOUNG GUNS I & II, RENAGADES and as "Ritchie Vallens" in the Golden Globe nominated feature film LA BAMBA.

Marlon Wayans - He will be co-starring in the up-coming feature film G.I. JOE: THE RISE OF COBRA.  He is currently starring in the feature film DANCE FLICK.  He starred in the movies LITTLE MAN, WHITE CHICKS, SCARY MOVIE 2, and REQUIEM FOR A DREAM.  He starred for four seasons on the television series THE WAYANS BROS. 

Nick Mitchell – Known as “Mitch” by his fans, he is a part of the five member tag team known as The Spirit Squad which won the 2006 World Tag Team Championship on the World Wrestling Entertainment television series RAW.

Torrie Wilson - She was the runner-up in the hit NBC television series I'M A CELEBRITY...GET ME OUT OF HERE.  For seven years she starred as one of the top female wrestlers and known as a WWF Diva on the World Wrestling Federation/Entertainment television series' SMACKDOWN and RAW.  She has also graced the covers of Playboy Magazine and FHM Magazine.

Pokerstars Poker Pros Scheduled to Appear:

Peter Eastgate - Team PokerStars Pro - He is current World Series of Poker Champion with $9 million in winnings. He also enters the record books, as the youngest ever Main Event winner at just 22. He is also now one of the highest earning players in the history of the game - 11th place on the all time money list.m

Daniel Negreanu - Team PokerStars Pro - He is a Canadian professional poker player with four World Series of Poker bracelets and two World Poker Tour Championship titles.
Joe Hachem - Team PokerStars Pro - is a Lebanese-Australian poker player known for winning the main event of the 2005 World Series of Poker.
Vanessa Rousso - Team PokerStars Pro – She is a law student at the University of Miami and a professional poker player. She placed third in the 2007 World Championship of Online Poker Main Event winning $463,940.50; after the winner was later disqualified, Rousso was named runner-up and awarded with $700,782.50.
Isabelle “No Mercy” Mercier – Team PokerStars Pro, Ante Up For Africa 2009 Tournament Winner. In 2004, she won the World Poker Tour (WPT) Ladies' Night tournament. In 2005 she finished tenth in the European Poker Tour (EPT) Grand Final in Monte Carlo.
Greg Raymer - Team PokerStars Pro is nicknamed "Fossilman" and is a professional poker player. He is best known for winning the 2004 World Series of Poker main event, and for the opaque holographic sunglasses that he sometimes wears during hands.
Tony G – is a businessman and amateur poker player. As of 2009, his total live tournament winnings exceed $3,000,000. In January 2008, Tony received the Shining World Leadership Award in Melbourne Australia.
Victor Ramdin - Team PokerStars Pro is a professional poker player, based in The Bronx, New York, who has won a World Poker Tour Championship.
Dario Minieri – Team PokerStars Pro is an Italian professional poker player from Rome, Italy who won a bracelet at the 2008 World Series of Poker at the age of 23 and is a three time European Poker Tour final tablist.
Huck Seed – He won the main event of the 1996 World Series of Poker. He also won $500,000 in the 2009 NBC Heads-Up Poker Championship. He became the only player to cash in every NBC Heads-Up tournament. As of 2009, his total live tournament winnings exceed $4,600,000. He has four WSOP bracelets and 39 total cashes at the WSOP, accounting for $2,426,842 of his live tournament winnings.


Press from the Event:

World's Best Poker Players Blogspot

Southern Gaming and Distinations Magazine

The Daily News - Jordan Farmar at the WSOP

Los Angeles Times - Lakers Blog

PokerListings - Main Event is Mecca for Lou Diamond Phillips

Poker News Daily - Celebrities Thriving in 2009 WSOP Main Event

Las Vegas Now.com - PokerStars Party

The Press Enterprise - Farmar ousted at World Series of Poker

PokerZone - Nelly Rocks PokerStars party in Vegas

Poker Network - It's Getting Hot In Here

My Vegas Scene - PokerStars Party

Wrestling Online - Torrie Wilson

The Daily News - Jordan Farmar at the WSOP #2

About.com - Celebs at the WSOP

Card Player - Jordan Farmar - From the NBA to the WSOP

ESPN Poker - Farmar playing a new game

RGT Online - PokerStars party

Vegas News - PokerStars Party

Los Angeles Times - Chips aren't down for Jordan Farmar

NBC Sports - Farmar tries to impress boss at Poker World Series

Poker Strategy Poker Online

SilverOak Casino

PokerStarsBlog - Lou Diamond Phillips

PokaPaloma - Lou Diamond Phillips

Pokerati - Lou Diamond Phillips

Launch Poker - Lou Diamond Phillips

WSOP website - Lou Diamond Phillips

Casino City Times - Lou Diamond Phillips

Casino City Times - Lou Diamond Phillips #2

PokerStarsBlog - Lou Diamond Phillips #2

Las Vegas Vegas - Lou Diamond Phillips

Starpulse - Lou Diamond Phillips

Celeb Rakeback

PokerListings - L.A. Laker running deep in 2009 WSOP Main Event

Jordan Farmar website - Jordan makes it to day 3 of WSOP

The Basketball Professor - Farmar Commits, Reaps Reward

BallerBlogger - Jordan Farmar

DailyNews Blog

The Basketball Professor - Jordan Farmar - WSOP update

Casino City Times - Marlon Wayans

Las Vegas Vegas - Lou and Jordan

Poker Strategy - WSOP Main Event - Friends

Examiner - WSOP Main Event enters day 2

Casinomeister - Massive field for WSOP day 2B

BetUs - WSOP 2009 Main Event - Day 2 in the books

PokerStars Blog - Torrie Wilson

Big Chief Poker News - John Salley


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