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Cho, Fox, Gifford, Pastore, Rivers, et al. Set for NBC’s Celebrity Family Feud

Tuesday, June 17th, 2008

Margaret Cho, Vivica Fox, Kathie Lee Giford, Vincent Pastore, and Joan and Melissa Rivers will be among the participants in NBC’s Celebrity Family Feud, which begins a summer run on Tuesday, July 1. Al Roker is the series host.” ~ click here for the rest of the news story.

NBC reveals ‘Celebrity Family Feud’s reality star-heavy celebrity cast

Thursday, June 12th, 2008

“NBC has revealed the identities of the 24 teams competing on Celebrity Family Feud – the majority of which have past or current connections to the reality genre.

Included among Celebrity Family Feud’s 24-team field will be 15 teams featuring the Kardashian family; Deion and Pilar Sanders;  Vivica A. Fox; Mo’Nique; Christopher Knight and Adrianne Curry; Ice T; Melissa Rivers; Wayne Newton; Vincent Pastore; Corbin Bernsen; Margaret Cho; and cast members from American Gladiators, Dog the Bounty HunterThe Girls Next Door and American Chopper.” ~ click here for the rest of the news story.

Farm Sanctuary Gala Exclusive: Melissa Rivers Goes Green

Friday, May 23rd, 2008

As promised earlier, for the next few days Ecorazzi will be posting a series of exclusive celebrity interviews from our time at the Farm Sanctuary Gala this past weekend. Up first, Melissa Rivers!

You might know Melissa from the many red carpet events that she hosted along side her mother, Joan. Melissa is a huge Farm Sanctuary supporter and a regular Ecorazzi blog reader (hey, Melissa). I got the chance to catch up with her on Saturday and say hello.

Parrish: So how long have you been involved with Farm Sanctuary?

Melissa Rivers: I believe it’s been four or five years now. My first real involvement was with the foie gras initiative in California.

P: Is that where your work with animals started?” ~ read the entire interview here.

CineVegas premieres poker film at The Palms

Thursday, April 24th, 2008

Gambling seems to have a hot hand at the movies these days, with a number of films being released — the first one dealing with card counters at blackjack and the latest centering on high-stakes poker. Tomorrow night (April 24), the CineVegas Film Festival and Seven Arts Pictures will host the world premiere of the poker film “Deal” at the Brenden Theatres at The Palms Casino Resort.

Beginning at 7:30, the evening kicks off with plenty of stars walking the red carpet., including Mimi Rogers, Melissa Rivers, Sharon Lawrence, Efren Ramirez, Vince Vieluf, Joe Hachem, T.G. Sheppard, Kelly Lang, Lorrie Morgan, Brett Davern, Simona Fusco, former World Poker Tour Host and Fox News reporter Courtney Friel, German Playmate of the Year 2005 Janine Habeck, Playmate of the Month May 2006 Alison Waite and Playmate of the Month August 2006 Monica Leigh, as well as additional stars from PokerStars and the World Poker Tour.

You’ll get to see the movie at 8:30 followed by the official after-party at Moon nightclub in The Palms. If you haven’t seen any of the trailers, the film follows the story of retired poker legend Tommy Vinson (Burt Reynolds) who turns cocky, hotshot, card-playing Alex Stillman (Bret Harrison) into his protégé. The two pair up and master every tournament they enter, but the winning streak and friendship between the two is eventually thwarted by the interference of a Las Vegas call girl, Michelle (Shannon Elizabeth). The pair eventually part ways and separately prepare for the World Poker Tour, where only one will take home the championship title. I hear it’s pretty good. ” ~ read the entire news story here.