Monday, July 27, 2009
G4 LETS THE CHIPS FLY THIS SUMMER WITH “2 MONTHS, $2 MILLION” PREMIERING SUNDAY, AUGUST 16 AT 9:00PM ET /PT
New Series Follows Four Young Online Poker Pros as They Set Up Shop in Las Vegas and Attempt to Earn $2 Million in Just Two Months
Los Angeles, CA, July 27, 2009 – This summer, all bets are off as G4 takes viewers inside the world of high stakes online poker in a new series that follows four 20-something whiz kids turned high rollers who make big money flipping cards on the web nearly 24/7. Brian, Emil, Jay and Dani – seasoned online poker pros and close friends – are roommates for the summer in Las Vegas with the goal of collectively earning $2 million in only two months playing online poker using their own money. But with high stakes often comes devastating losses and, despite their expertise, they experience many ups and downs as they work towards their nearly impossibly goal. They’ve turned down the world of 9-5 jobs and 401Ks for the thrill of online card rooms and “nosebleed” stakes… but will it pay off? Can they reach their goal? Will Vegas nightlife prove too distracting? The new 10-episode half-hour series “2 Months, $2 Million” (“2M2MM”) debuts Sunday, August 16 at 9:00PM ET/PT on G4.
By combining their talent, Brian, Emil, Jay and Dani are a force to be reckoned with when it comes to playing cards and, this summer, they couldn’t ask for better surroundings to get focused on the game. In the premiere episode, the guys move into a gorgeous 10,000 square foot mansion on three acres just outside the strip, which includes a converted home theater space that serves as their master control. This “war room” features four 50” plasma monitors connected to each cast member's custom computers via an array of hi-def video converters where one or all can play simultaneously. They also create a “Tilt Room” to serve as a designated area for blowing off steam, which is needed quite frequently when high stakes hands don’t go as planned…bats and hockey sticks combined with watermelons and lettuce heads prove to be great tools for reducing stress. And when it comes to figuring out who gets which bedroom, there is only one way these guys know how to solve problems. They gamble for it.
While Brian, Emil, Jay and Dani seem to eat, sleep and drink poker, they also take time out to explore the Vegas scene. Throughout the season, they hit many of the city’s trendiest clubs often running up $5000 bar tabs, and spend time checking out the hottest bodies poolside at some of the most exclusive hotels in Vegas. They even take a trip to a luxury watch store and drop serious coinage on high-end timepieces. The guys also make time to hang out with old pals who are in town for the World Series of Poker, including dinner with Tom “Durrr” Dwan, a live cash game against Erica Schoenberg and some high stakes online action with David Benyamine.
To help push each other and keep things interesting, the guys decide to implement a penalty stunt for the player who loses the most money each week. The stunts become more and more outrageous as the weeks roll by, including one “loser” having to wear a ballet tutu to dinner at an exclusive hotel buffet and another being forced to play the harp on Las Vegas Blvd to try to earn tips from tourists. While the guys are definitely having fun, they are extremely focused with their eyes on the prize. At the end of the day, it’s all about bringing their “A” game every hand and doing whatever it takes to reach their $2 million goal.
“2 Months, $2 Million” is produced by Park Slope Productions in collaboration with G4. Paul Reitano and Terrence Sacchi serve as Executive Producers for Park Slope Productions. Laura Civiello is Vice President of Development at G4.
Visit the “2 Months, $2 Million” official website for hilarious behind-the-scenes footage, episode highlights, expert poker tips, bios and more at: http://g4tv.com/2m2mm/
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Wednesday, July 22, 2009
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
By MICHAEL R. BLOOD – 9 hours ago
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Democrat Judy Chu has easily claimed a vacant U.S. House seat in a Los Angeles-area district, reinforcing the Democratic majority on Capitol Hill.
The former state Assembly member on Tuesday won the seat left open by Rep. Hilda Solis, who resigned to become President Barack Obama's labor secretary.
Chu will become Southern California's only Asian-American in Congress. She will be sworn in Thursday, giving Democrats a 256-178 edge over Republicans in the House.
With 173 of 209 precincts reporting Tuesday night, Chu had 14,115 votes, or 62 percent. She was trailed by her cousin by marriage, Republican Betty Chu, with 7,355 votes, or 32 percent.
"I'm really proud and honored and humbled to have such an overwhelming vote," Chu told The Associated Press from her victory party in Covina.
With House Democratic leaders pushing a $1.5 trillion health care measure toward a vote in the full House by month's end, Chu said she was urged to get to Washington fast and "get ready to vote immediately."
She said she will become a member of the House Education and Labor Committee, and hopes to join the ways and means as well as the energy and commerce committees. She added that she was also interested in the transportation and judiciary committees.
Most residents in the 32nd Congressional District are Hispanic, but Judy Chu assembled a diverse coalition and stressed her ability to work across racial and ethnic lines. Her supporters included Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, one of the nation's most recognized Latino politicians.
The state Board of Equalization member easily led a field of 12 candidates in a May primary. Because no candidate cleared a majority of the vote, the top finishers in each party advanced to Tuesday's runoff.
Democrats hold a 2-1 registration edge in the district, and the party has held the seat for decades.
Her predecessor stayed out of the race, but Judy Chu was endorsed by Solis' husband, mother, father and sisters. She also had the backing of the powerful Los Angeles County Federation of Labor, headed by Maria Elena Durazo.
The district's population is about 64 percent Hispanic, 20 percent Asian, 12 percent white and 2 percent black.
Libertarian candidate Christopher Agrella was also on the ballot.
Associated Press video journalist John Mone contributed to this report.
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
Highland Park: A New Culture District in Los Angeles
HIGHLAND PARK in northeast Los Angeles holds many honors: the first town to be annexed by Los Angeles (in 1895), the backdrop for Quentin Tarantino’s “Reservoir Dogs” and a historic trust of Craftsman and Victorian-style homes.
But few would ever confuse Highland Park for a cultural district. Until now. What was once a sleepy strip of garish 99-cent stores and auto parts shops is turning into a thriving neighborhood of cool restaurants and boutiques that draw young trendsetters in skinny jeans, flannel shirts and Converse high tops.
The turnaround started a few years ago, when real estate prices in nearby Silver Lake and Echo Park increased significantly. Priced-out artists, actors and writers were drawn to Highland Park’s walkable streets and its glut of handsome old homes. Not only was it aesthetically appealing, but the area also had parks, hills and a hushed, small-town feel.
Much of the flurry is clustered along a five-block stretch of York Boulevard, the main drag. “It’s an odd mix of artists, young families and traditional Latino culture,” said Matt Schodorf, who recently opened Café de Leche (5000 York Boulevard; 323-551-6828; www.cafedeleche.net), a Latin-style cafe, with his wife, Anya. “The landscape has changed significantly. Now, everything is centered on one street. It’s rare to find a walking culture in L.A.”
A prime example of the area’s youthful do-it-yourself spirit is Orecul77 (5159 York Boulevard; 323-254-2600; www.orecul77.com), a kind of hipster tailor shop where the owner, Tawni Lucero, renovates old dresses into “one-of-a-kind wearable pieces of art.” The funky brightly colored store, which opened last November, charges $55 to $75 for each dress.
Highland Park feels particularly alive at night, when young arrivals gather at places like the York (5018 York Boulevard; 323-255-9675; www.theyorkonyork.com), a stylish gastropub with brick walls and chalkboard menus. On weekends, the L-shaped bar is often five deep with floppy-haired students from Occidental College nearby, local women in short skirts and high heels and artist types from Silver Lake with shaggy beards and trucker hats.
A few doors down is Johnny’s (5006 York Boulevard; 323-551-6959), a dimly lighted bar with a “Cheers”-like vibe and a jukebox that bounces from Iggy and the Stooges to Led Zeppelin. The pool and foosball tables are a major draw, as are the chilled Jägermeister shots ($6). A favorite among York Street business owners, the bar often blurs into unofficial town hall meetings.“We’re in a city of nearly four million people, but here it feels like a small town,” said Amy O’Connell, an owner of Society of the Spectacle (4563 York Boulevard; 323-255-4300; www.societyspectacle.com), a fashionable eyewear boutique in a converted 1920s bungalow. “I mean, where else in L.A. do people honk as they drive past?”
Sunday, July 12, 2009
Check out my high score on Centipede inside the Playboy Mansion game room! SWEET!
This was our tour guide for the mansion...she was a playmate in 2001.
In front of the infamous GROTTO!
I heart the Asian Bunny!
Girl in the middle was just awesome...hottest chick there!
Saturday, July 11, 2009
Friday, July 10, 2009
I went online and got a good deal on these. $66 shipped. These are NIKE TORCH 4.
These should last until the end of the year. I figure I will buy new one in 2010. 6 Month for my gym shoes is good...since I aint running or anything...
Gotta protect the feet!