Skip to comments.Jennifer Tilly Chooses Poker Over Oscars
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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I prefer a night with Jennifer Tilly.
She hasn`t seen Fudgepack mountain? How dare she!
I don't think so!
Last year, Tilly beat 600 other women, including several poker pros, to win the World Series of Poker Ladies event.
LOL! Gonzo! You da man!!!
Get a load of those pocket pairs...
Way to go Mrs. Chucky!
And, oddly, nobody gets down on her for making a gay movie...Mmmmm.
Yeah, my mind's in the gutter.
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?
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
Yep, I'd prefer to poker, too!
Good movie. 99.9% of it was filmed in two rooms.
Is that picture what they mean "All IN".
That pair will win every time and they are almost in.
Of course not. when it involves women it is ART!
Bound also had a pretty good plot. None of that sensitive stuff...
LOL! Yes, the old redneck bar and casino. Liquor in the front and poker in the rear.
Texas Hold 'Em, indeed......
Dolly's always looked like that. What makes you think they're fake?
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...
She's pretty good at it and frankly, a better player than actress.
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)."
Oh yeah, the oscars....
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.
Robert Behar, didn't he major in construction of "over the shoulder boulder holders"?
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. :-)
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.
One of her best roles was in Let It Ride with Richard Dreyfus...that movie should be considered a classic.
"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."
You'll never work in this town again.
Dang hard to look at the cards if she was sitting at the table.
Her wig is fake; not her breasts!
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.
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!
Maybe becuase you're washed up, Jenny...
I wouldn't be too sure, I know she had a few ribs taken out around her waist line.
Sam Simon? I thought Matt Groening created the Simpsons.
Liquor in the front
Poker in the rear
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.
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
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
But even her smaller D-cup breasts have left Dolly with the
measurements of 42-19-34!
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