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Sunday, March 4, 2007

American Pie Actress Shakes Up NBC'S Poker Tournament

Shannon Elizabeth, the actress who now plays more poker tournaments than makes movies, is in today's final eight of the NBC's National Heads-Up Poker Championship Tournament underway at Caesars Palace. She beat back two strong challenges yesterday to make her way through to today's (Sunday) semi finals.

Shannon's accomplishment is the deepest a celebrity-first poker player like, Jennifer Tilly or Rene Angelil, has advanced in the tournament which finds that all of the stars usually get knocked out in the opening field of 64 players. Ironically this year it was Shannon who knocked out Rene, Celine Dion's husband and a reported multi-million dollar gambler, in the first round of this tournament.

The tournament will be broadcast on NBC starting April 8th, but stay tuned to the full story on Shannon's fate in tomorrow (Monday).

Source: LuxeLife

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