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Jenna Fischer & Other TV Faves on Celebrity Poker Showdown

May 4, 2006 by  

I will admit it…I am a HUGE fan of watching a good game of Texas Hold’em on TV. If I’mCelebrity Poker Showdown channel surfing and see a game being played on ESPN, I’m there for at least an hour. So when Bravo first introduced their Celebrity Poker Showdown awhile back, I was a happy girl. I was even more happy when I found out that Michael Vartan was playing on a number of different episodes. Sidenote: How great would have it been if Vartan and Affleck were on the same show?!
The next all new season of Celebrity Poker Showdown starts on May 31st. Unfortunately, co-host, Dave Foley will have a new partner this year. Poker great Phil Gordon will be replaced by Poker loudmouth, and overall jackass, Phill Hellmuth. Remember how I said I loved watching poker on ESPN? Yeah, well I can usually find my way to the remote if Hellmuth is playing. He’s so damn obnoxious. Not sure if I’m going to love him on CPS..actually, I know I won’t.

The games have been set and the celebs have been cast. Our little own Jenna Fischer will be hopefully winning big bucks for her charity. All of us GMMRers will be rooting for you Jenna.

TV Squad posted the players list…here you go!
Game 1: Jorge Garcia, Michael Ian Black, Andrea Martin, Greg Behrendt, and Kim Coles.
GMMR Favorite…Tough one here. Normally, I would say Hurley right away, but Dude, he’s up against Greg Behrendt who wrote “He’s Just Not That Into You”. Since that book has been so important to my girls and me, I have to go with Greg on this one.
Game 2: Jason Alexander, Kevin Sorbo, Bryan Cranston, Jamie Bamber, and Susie Essman.
GMMR Favorite…Not sure I care who wins this one. I guess I’ll go with Jason Alexander. He did get to marry Britney. What? Wait..that isn’t Brit’s 1st husband? Damn, well I guess I’ll stick with Jason anyway. He still has that post-Seinfeld curse and needs all the exposure he can get.

Game 3: Fred Savage, Jennifer Tilly, Doug E. Doug, Brett Butler, and online tournament winner Ida Siconolfi
GMMR Favorite.. This one is a no brainer. Fred Savage ALL THE WAY!!!

Game 4: Jenna Fischer, Mario Cantone, Rocco Dispirito, Jordan Peele, and Keegan-Michael Key.
GMMR Favorite.. Like you even have to ask. Um, Jenna Fischer. Tidbit – Angela Kinsey who plays Angela on “The Office” was Jenna’s guest for the taping. I love that they are BFFs.
Game 5: Andy Dick, Macy Gray, Christopher Meloni, Joy Behar, and Robin Tunney.
GMMR Favorite.. Anyone but Andy Dick. I’m split between Joy Behar who I like, and Robin Tunney who I don’t, but she is on Prison Break and I just can’t abandon that.

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4 Responses to “Jenna Fischer & Other TV Faves on Celebrity Poker Showdown”

  1. Julie on May 4th, 2006 3:23 pm

    I’ve got to respectfully disagree with you on Game 2. Got to go with Jamie Bamber. He’s on Battlestar Galactica, and he is a)hot and b)British and c) talented, all of which kind of mean the same thing. Observe.

  2. Jo on May 4th, 2006 4:21 pm

    umm Amen about Hellmuth. that’s when the channel changes for me too. Hey when does The Office S2 come out on DVD?

  3. heather on May 4th, 2006 9:29 pm

    my family and friends make fun of me for watching poker on tv. it’s not something i plan on doing, but if i’m channel surfing and it’s on, i’m sucked into the show. glad to know i’m not alone.

  4. Marisa on May 8th, 2006 6:58 pm

    I’m gonna have to disagree with you on game 5. Go Christopher Meloni! (Law and Order: SVU)