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Jennifer Tilly Chooses Poker Over Oscars
Yahoo News ^ | March 5,2005

Posted on 03/05/2006 4:26:46 PM PST by AmericanMade1776

LAS VEGAS - The transmogrification is complete. Actress-turned-poker-star Jennifer Tilly has become so infatuated with high stakes Texas Hold 'Em, that for the first time in more than a decade, she's skipped the red carpet of the Oscars for the green felt of the poker table.

"This is the first time in 15 years I haven't attended the Oscar parties or gotten swept up in Oscar fever," Tilly told The Associated Press on Sunday from her suite at Caesars Palace on the Las Vegas Strip.

"I haven't even seen 'Brokeback Mountain.' I don't even know who's nominated," she said.

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Yes...Jennifer Tilly, I too have chosen other things to do , other than Watch the Oscars,....I prefer a good night of intellectual conversation on Free Republic
1 posted on 03/05/2006 4:26:48 PM PST by AmericanMade1776
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To: AmericanMade1776

I prefer a night with Jennifer Tilly.


2 posted on 03/05/2006 4:27:44 PM PST by Luis Gonzalez (Some people see the world as they would want it to be, effective people see the world as it is.)
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To: AmericanMade1776
Will it be strip poker?
3 posted on 03/05/2006 4:28:01 PM PST by JAWs (Ytringsfrihed er ytringsfrihed er ytringsfrihed. Der er intet men.)
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To: AmericanMade1776
"I haven't even seen 'Brokeback Mountain.' I don't even know who's nominated," she said.

She hasn`t seen Fudgepack mountain? How dare she!

4 posted on 03/05/2006 4:30:12 PM PST by Screamname (Tagline)
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To: JAWs

I don't think so!

5 posted on 03/05/2006 4:30:51 PM PST by AmericanMade1776
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To: JAWs

Last year, Tilly beat 600 other women, including several poker pros, to win the World Series of Poker Ladies event.


6 posted on 03/05/2006 4:32:46 PM PST by AmericanMade1776
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To: Luis Gonzalez

LOL! Gonzo! You da man!!!


7 posted on 03/05/2006 4:32:50 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (We did not lose in Vietnam. We left.)
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To: frogjerk
***PIIIINGGGGG***

Get a load of those pocket pairs...

9 posted on 03/05/2006 4:32:59 PM PST by TADSLOS (Right Wing Infidel since 1954)
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To: AmericanMade1776
Last year, Tilly beat 600 other women, including several poker pros, to win the World Series of Poker Ladies event.

Way to go Mrs. Chucky!

10 posted on 03/05/2006 4:34:24 PM PST by Stepan12
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To: AmericanMade1776

And, oddly, nobody gets down on her for making a gay movie...Mmmmm.


11 posted on 03/05/2006 4:34:31 PM PST by durasell (!)
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To: AmericanMade1776

12 posted on 03/05/2006 4:35:42 PM PST by Bratch
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To: AmericanMade1776
Last year, Tilly beat 600 other women

KINKY!
Yeah, my mind's in the gutter.

13 posted on 03/05/2006 4:35:58 PM PST by JAWs (Ytringsfrihed er ytringsfrihed er ytringsfrihed. Der er intet men.)
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To: damnruserious

Why would she want to hang out with those "losers" at the Oscars when she can pry money out of the losers at the poker table?


14 posted on 03/05/2006 4:36:17 PM PST by Enterprise (The MSM - Propaganda wing and news censorship division of the Democrat Party.)
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To: TADSLOS
at least her pocket pairs are real, unlike those who attend the oscars tonight

Oscar presenter Dolly Parton arrives on the red carpet at the 78th annual Academy Awards at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood, California, March 5, 2006. Parton is wearing a dress designed by Robert Behar. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

15 posted on 03/05/2006 4:36:46 PM PST by AmericanMade1776
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To: AmericanMade1776

Yep, I'd prefer to poker, too!


16 posted on 03/05/2006 4:37:36 PM PST by Denver Ditdat (Melting solder since 1975)
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To: Bratch

Good movie. 99.9% of it was filmed in two rooms.


17 posted on 03/05/2006 4:38:20 PM PST by durasell (!)
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To: AmericanMade1776

Is that picture what they mean "All IN".
That pair will win every time and they are almost in.


18 posted on 03/05/2006 4:38:29 PM PST by golfisnr1 (Democrats are like roaches, hard to get rid of.>)
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To: durasell
And, oddly, nobody gets down on her for making a gay movie

Of course not. when it involves women it is ART!

19 posted on 03/05/2006 4:39:31 PM PST by commish (Freedom Tastes Sweetest to Those Who Have Fought to Preserve It)
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To: commish

Bound also had a pretty good plot. None of that sensitive stuff...


20 posted on 03/05/2006 4:40:50 PM PST by durasell (!)
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To: Denver Ditdat

LOL! Yes, the old redneck bar and casino. Liquor in the front and poker in the rear.


21 posted on 03/05/2006 4:41:19 PM PST by Enterprise (The MSM - Propaganda wing and news censorship division of the Democrat Party.)
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To: AmericanMade1776

Texas Hold 'Em, indeed......


22 posted on 03/05/2006 4:41:24 PM PST by clintonh8r (If you don't support the mission you don't support the troops. Period.)
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To: AmericanMade1776

Dolly's always looked like that. What makes you think they're fake?


23 posted on 03/05/2006 4:41:24 PM PST by SandyInSeattle (Official RKBA Landscaper and Arborist, Duchess of Green Leafy Things)
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To: SandyInSeattle

Gravity.


24 posted on 03/05/2006 4:43:40 PM PST by usmcobra (I always sing Karaoke the way it is meant to be sung, drunk, badly, and in Japanese)
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To: AmericanMade1776
I'm not sure, but I think Dolly's may be real. You have to remember, she is very short (like under five foot), so they look even bigger.

For someone who's around 55, she looks good, but I am sure she has a full-time plastic surgeon.
25 posted on 03/05/2006 4:43:41 PM PST by BW2221
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To: SandyInSeattle

Ohh , I don't know , maybe the way she parts her hair or pumps her lips up, or the way her cheek bones stick thru her cheeks...call it a hunch...Maybe they are real, maybe the other stuff is fake...ha...

26 posted on 03/05/2006 4:44:06 PM PST by AmericanMade1776
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To: JAWs

She's pretty good at it and frankly, a better player than actress.


27 posted on 03/05/2006 4:44:09 PM PST by misterrob (Islam is a hate crime)
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To: AmericanMade1776

Your post required a small bit of editing:

"Parton is wearing a dress designed by Robert Behar, (who was a structural engineer with the Army Corps of Engineers before becoming Dolly's designer)."


28 posted on 03/05/2006 4:44:12 PM PST by ExpatGator (Progressivism: A polyp on the colon politic.)
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To: AmericanMade1776

Oh yeah, the oscars....


29 posted on 03/05/2006 4:44:25 PM PST by onedoug
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To: AmericanMade1776

Okay, so Jennifer passed over being with all of the Hollywood elite who are addicted to liberalism and themselves -- because, uhm, she is now addicted to gambling. I guess that's good.


30 posted on 03/05/2006 4:44:37 PM PST by JustaDumbBlonde
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To: Bratch


31 posted on 03/05/2006 4:44:56 PM PST by Stepan12
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To: ExpatGator

ha...!


32 posted on 03/05/2006 4:45:00 PM PST by AmericanMade1776
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To: ExpatGator

Robert Behar, didn't he major in construction of "over the shoulder boulder holders"?


33 posted on 03/05/2006 4:46:00 PM PST by AmericanMade1776
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To: AmericanMade1776

Personally I think Texas Hold 'em is a wankers game compared to Stud or Draw poker. And for the life of me I couldn't understand how poker became a spectator sport, complete with all the hoopla of a game show.

Jennifer Tilley being a major player has answered a few of those questions. :-)

But I still won't "watch" a poker game, unless I folded early in the hand. :-)


34 posted on 03/05/2006 4:46:04 PM PST by JoeSixPack1
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To: JustaDumbBlonde

No, she's actually good enough to make money from the game. Plus, she's a player so all her room and costs are comped.


35 posted on 03/05/2006 4:46:29 PM PST by misterrob (Islam is a hate crime)
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To: Stepan12

One of her best roles was in Let It Ride with Richard Dreyfus...that movie should be considered a classic.


36 posted on 03/05/2006 4:47:17 PM PST by durasell (!)
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To: JoeSixPack1

"In this (tournament), I have the prospect of winning half a million dollars," she (Tilly) said. "In movies, I have the prospect of the film going straight to video."


37 posted on 03/05/2006 4:47:30 PM PST by AmericanMade1776
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"I haven't even seen 'Brokeback Mountain.'

You'll never work in this town again.

38 posted on 03/05/2006 4:49:52 PM PST by Drew68
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To: Stepan12


39 posted on 03/05/2006 4:50:09 PM PST by Stepan12
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To: AmericanMade1776

Dang hard to look at the cards if she was sitting at the table.


40 posted on 03/05/2006 4:50:34 PM PST by Wheee The People
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To: SandyInSeattle
Dolly's always looked like that. What makes you think they're fake?

Her wig is fake; not her breasts!

41 posted on 03/05/2006 4:51:34 PM PST by Stepan12
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To: AmericanMade1776

Tilly's best hand was being married to Sam Simon for about 2 years. Somewhere in that time he created the Simpsons, and she still collects big from the divorce settlement.


42 posted on 03/05/2006 4:53:08 PM PST by Wolfie
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To: durasell

Let it Ride is our FAVORITE movie. When we bought our big screen plasma, it was the first DVD we bought! She was great, Dreyfus was BRILLIANT...remember...GO FAST ... AND WIN!


43 posted on 03/05/2006 4:56:27 PM PST by Hildy
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To: AmericanMade1776



"all in"

TT


44 posted on 03/05/2006 4:56:47 PM PST by TexasTransplant (NEMO ME IMPUNE LACESSET)
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To: AmericanMade1776

Maybe becuase you're washed up, Jenny...


45 posted on 03/05/2006 4:57:48 PM PST by Bob J (RIGHTALK.com...a conservative alternative to NPR!)
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To: Stepan12

I wouldn't be too sure, I know she had a few ribs taken out around her waist line.


46 posted on 03/05/2006 4:58:09 PM PST by AmericanMade1776
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To: Wolfie

Sam Simon? I thought Matt Groening created the Simpsons.


47 posted on 03/05/2006 4:58:59 PM PST by Junior_G
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To: AmericanMade1776

Liquor in the front
Poker in the rear


48 posted on 03/05/2006 4:59:00 PM PST by freedumb2003 (American troops cannot be defeated. American Politicians can.)
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To: Hildy

It's a terrific movie. Look at the supporting cast. Coltrane (I'm going to tell my grandchildren about you) and Michele Phillips (Some people rub me for luck).

Unfortunately, it never got the attention that it was due.


49 posted on 03/05/2006 4:59:51 PM PST by durasell (!)
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To: Stepan12

EXCERPT: Dolly Parton had her trademark breasts downsized in 1986 when
her specially constructed quart-size implants had to be removed and
replaced with smaller ones.

The 5-foot-1 country music star - who'd earlier had a leaking implant
replaced
had dieted down to 102 pounds and her breasts began to sag.

Dolly was reluctant to reduce her breasts, saying "I wouldn't be Dolly
without
them."

But even her smaller D-cup breasts have left Dolly with the
bodice-busing
measurements of 42-19-34!
http://www.talkaboutsupport.com/group/alt.support.breast-implant/messages/112120.html


50 posted on 03/05/2006 5:02:32 PM PST by AmericanMade1776
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