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January 18, 2006

Hollywood Poker Announces 'Celebrity Poker Night' Beginning With Lenny Dykstra

Body: Other Celebrity Hosts to Include Mimi Rogers, Willie Garson, Brad Sherwood HOLLYWOOD

Hollywood Poker ( has announced that it will be hosting a weekly celebrity tournament on its website, which will have a different celebrity guest host each week. Former NY Mets and Philadelphia Phillies All-Star Lenny Dykstra has been selected as the first celebrity guest host for the January 17th tournament. The following is a list of celebrities Hollywood Poker has chosen as their guest hosts so far:

January 17 -- Lenny Dykstra (Former NY Mets and Philadelphia Phillies Star)

January 24 -- Mimi Rogers ("Austin Powers")

January 31 -- Willie Garson ("Sex and the City")

February 7 -- Brad Sherwood ("Whose Line Is It Anyway?")

Over the next several months, Celebrity Poker Night will take place each Tuesday night at 10:00 p.m. EST on The buy-in is only $5 with no added money required throughout the tournament. There are $25 Celebrity Bounties involved as well if you are lucky enough to take a celebrity out. This low stakes tournament gives the average poker player the opportunity to play exciting tournament-style poker while also having the chance to beat some of Hollywood's top stars. The celebrity of the week will also be featured on the website's "Green Room" and have a bio showcased as well.

Commenting on the new Celebrity Night, World Poker Tour Star and Hollywood Poker Pro Vince Van Patten states, "this new weekly event is just another celebrity based tournament Hollywood Poker offers which provides poker players across the country a way to interact with celebrities while also polishing up on their poker skills. By having a different celebrity host each week, Hollywood Poker gives celebrities another opportunity to become associated with the site. If you are going to play poker online, why not try and beat
some of Hollywood's biggest names while you're at it."

Many celebrities are clamoring to be a part of Hollywood Poker ( Celebrities that have played in recent events include James Woods, Vince Van Patten ("World Poker Tour"), Jason Alexander ("Seinfeld"), Dennis Quaid ("Yours, Mine and Ours"), Mena Suvari ("American Beauty"), Lenny Dykstra (NY Mets), Jon Favreau ("Elf"), Joshua Malina ("The West Wing"), Timothy Busfield ("West Wing"), Mimi Rogers ("The Door in the Floor"), Mary McCormack ("The West Wing"), Kevin Nealon ("Weeds"), Merv Griffin ("The Merv Griffin Show"), Anthony Anderson ("Hustle and Flow"), Wayne Gretzky (Los Angeles Kings), Camryn Manheim ("The Practice"), Scott Baio ("Arrested Development"), Erik Palladino ("Over There"), Michael Ian Black ("Stella"), Nicole Sullivan ("King of Queens"), Kelli Williams ("The Practice"), Ken Howard ("Crossing Jordan"), Bob Goen ("Entertainment Tonight"), Brad Sherwood ("Whose Line is it Anyway?"), Kevin Pollak ("The Whole Ten Yards"), Gary Carter (Hall of Fame Baseball Player), Dule Hill ("West Wing"), Brande Roderick ("Starsky and Hutch"), Willie Garson ("Sex in the City"), Jeremy Sisto ("Six Feet Under"), Stephen Collins ("7th Heaven"), Nicholas Gonzalez ("Anacondas 2"), Jimmy Van Patten, Jon Landau ("Titanic"), Michael Woods ("Rudy: The Rudy Guiliani Story"), Noah Emmerich ("Miracle"), Jonathan Baker ("The Amazing Race"), Anthony Denison ("The Closer"), Alan Rosenberg ("Robots"), Tom McGowan ("Bad Santa"), Seth Meyers ("Saturday Night Live"), Yancey Arias ("Kingpin"), Pamela Gidley ("CSI," "Pretender"), Kirk Acevedo ("Band of Brothers"), Kane Hodder ("Jason X"), Joe Cortese ("American History X"), Ronny Cox ("American Outlaws"), Andrew Hill Newman ("Fools Rush In"), Paul McCrane ("ER"), Josh Charles ("Sports Night"), Michael Kelly ("Dawn of the Dead"), Bill Smitrovich ("Mrs. Harris"), Larry Bowa (Major League Baseball Player and Manager), Sean Kanan ("The Bold and the Beautiful"), Lana Antonova ("The World's Fastest Indian"), Samm Levine ("Club Dread"), Meat Loaf ("Fight Club"), Khary Payton ("Emily's Reasons Why Not"), Matt Borlenghi ("Alpha Dog"), Joshua Morrow ("The Young and the Restless"), Michael DeLorenzo ("New York Undercover"), Phil LaMarr ("Mad TV"), Ian Gomez ("Jake in Progress"), Susan Blakely ("The Towering Inferno"), Jessalyn Gilsig ("Nip/Tuck"), Miguel Nunez ("Joey"), Chris Lawford ("The World's Fastest Indian") and many others.

About Hollywood Poker
Hollywood Poker is where the "Stars come to Play!" Our mission is to provide players with world-class, secure online poker entertainment with access to exclusive celebrity games. Hollywood Poker delivers the most technologically advanced online poker games, regular tournaments with huge prize pools, the industry's most professional and responsive player support team and vibrant and exciting game rooms and community message boards. At Hollywood Poker every player gets the star treatment. A membership to this exclusive club includes access to host your own online celebrity charity tournament, two weekly celebrity events, and a chance to win a free spot in the World Series of Poker.

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