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Got a tip for a future 3-Bet? Drop a note in the comments and we'll take a look. Today in the 3-Bet we find British grinder Chris Moorman on the brink of online poker history, Bryan Cranston getting his jam called off on Celebrity Poker ...
Got a tip for a future 3-Bet? Drop a note in the comments and we'll take a look. Today in the 3-Bet we find British grinder Chris Moorman on the brink of online poker history, Bryan Cranston getting his jam called off on Celebrity Poker Showdown and Phil Ivey continuing to make us all wish we had his life. 1) Chris Moorman About to Hit $10m in Online Earnings Greatest online MTTer ever? Prob.   Let that number roll around in your head a bit. $10 million. Seems almost impossible that kind of money is even be available via online poker let alone that one person could amass it all to himself. But that's exactly where we sit with British grinder Chris Moorman right now. Just $30k shy of $10m in career online earnings Moorman should be the first to pass that mark by the end of the week. Maybe sooner if his ongoing WCOOP runs pay off as expected. Past that there's not too much left for Moorman to accomplish in online poker. He's won 15 "Triple Crowns" (won three tourneys over a certain buy-in in 24 hours) and finished in the top 3 in tournaments 545 times. Without an "official" title per se it makes him, according to his new multi-media website launched today, the "most decorated online poker player in the world." Hard to argue that, really. So what's let to conquer for Moorman? Well, with "just" $2.8 million in live tournament winnings he's still yet to bag his first major live title. Read more about his success here. 2) Heisenberg Jams on Seventh Heaven Guy, Gets Rivered On the cusp of the Breaking Bad finale this Sunday a somewhat random poker connection has been making the rounds on the entertainment blogs. According to Vulture, the actor Robert Forster, who made his appearance last week as "The Disappearer" and whisked Walter away to safety, met Bryan Cranston via a weeky actors poker game. That in itself isn't so interesting, we know, but this clip of Cranston dominating an episode of Celebrity Poker Showdown in 2005 is. Among the many joys: Cranston running over the table before being rivered by the Seventh Heaven Dad to finish second Game of Thrones' Peter Dinklage is in it. Peter Dinklage! Germaphobe Howie Mandel wearing rubber gloves The "how did I get here" look on Dave Foley's face every time we see him in Celebrity Poker Showdown clips 3) It's Still Good to Be the King Even with the sun shining, the Battle of Malta booming and our exclusive coverage of the WSOPE on the horizon Phil Ivey can always remind us, in one simple Instagram post, how much we don't have. Damn you, Phil Ivey, damn you. But also, please be our friend. Visit www.pokerlistings.com
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“Trick or treat, smell my feet!” The Scoop: 1989 PG, directed by Richard Greenberg and starring Fred Savage, Howie Mandel, and Daniel Stern Tagline: Some friends can be REAL MONSTERS. And some monsters can be REAL FRIENDS. Su...
“Trick or treat, smell my feet!” The Scoop: 1989 PG, directed by Richard Greenberg and starring Fred Savage, Howie Mandel, and Daniel Stern Tagline: Some friends can be REAL MONSTERS. And some monsters can be REAL FRIENDS. Summary Capsule: Little boy befriends under-the-bed monster, dies horribly. What would you expect? Justin’s Rating: I hope you die in a fire. Justin’s Review: Hey kids! If you liked Monsters Inc., then… well, you should probably just stick with that one. Don’t mistake Little Monsters for a touchy-feely lost 80′s classic that will teach you what it means to scare in the dearest sense of the word. There are striking similarities between the films – enough to make me look at Pixar a little funny – but while Little Monsters trips over its feet and falls, Monsters Inc. made it across the finish line to the sweet taste of PoolMan’s tears. Yeah, yeah, she said “kitty” and it was touching. Stop going through the office Kleenex, bub. What’s weird about Little Monsters is that I’m not quite sure it was meant for young eyes – but if not them, then who? It begins with some fairly predictable boy-makes-buddies-with-odd-creature fare that fed many stomachs of Hollywood execs in the 80′s, but about midway through it veers into oddly mature content. Such a monster peeing into a jar of “apple juice”, and then a kid drinks it… or a kid gets depantsed and a young girl monster goes “nice ass!” in the creepiest voice imaginable… or a kid’s parents suddenly go through pre-divorce separations. Like Beetlejuice, this movie does a great job with bizarre and often gruesome monster getups, but I can see kids under a certain age finding it far more freaky than funny. Mr. Wonder Years – Fred Savage himself – plays Brian, a member of the oppressed order of prepubescent whiners. You know the type: “Oh, my parents made me move to this town!” “Oh, I don’t have any friends!” “Oh, my little brother is a brat!” “Oh, my life is constantly narrated by Daniel Stern!” To make matters worse, a hyperactive monster named Maurice (Howie Mandel) pops out from under his bed and starts to make a mess that gets Brian into a heap of angry dad trouble. However, following my sage advice of “if anything pops out of your closet or under your bed late at night, you must trust and follow it unquestioningly”, Brian abandons common sense to join Maurice in the monster underworld. Monster underworld is a lot of sparkly floors and stacked pallets, but Brian considers this the bee’s knees, a kid paradise like Shredder’s fantasy gang room in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. There, Brian is captured and slowly digested alive by a Sarlacc over the course of the next thousand years. Or so I wish. Like Monsters Inc., the primary goal of the monster kingdom is to scare kids – although no greater purpose than mischief is given. In another similarity, the big bad threat of the film comes within the monster world, and it’s up to Brian to unleash the Savage beast within. I bet Fred uses that line on all his girlfriends. Maurice is somewhat likable, but the manic pseudo-Beetlejuice vibe wasn’t even all that funny when Michael Keaton did it. Unless this genre – which I’d stretch to include Drop Dead Fred as well – is what keeps the crazy voices to a bare minimum in your head, there’s not much reason to see this one. …And during the next two weeks, the search parties were unable to recover his corpse. Intermission! Daniel Stern, who plays Glen Stevenson the father of Fred Savage’s Brian Stevenson, was the man responsible for the voice over narration on “The Wonder Years” in which Fred Savage starred. Brian and Eric are brothers, played by Fred and Ben Savage, who are also brothers. Ah wacky inventions… an 80&
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RT @Kelly_DeMatteo: Why Is Howie Mandel 'Bursting with Pride' Over America's Got Talent? @TaylorComedy @KenichiEbina…
RT @Kelly_DeMatteo: Why Is Howie Mandel 'Bursting with Pride' Over America's Got Talent? @TaylorComedy @KenichiEbina…
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So proud of #AGT’s phenomenal season! Find out what I really think about the results in my last @ParadeMagazine blog
So proud of #AGT’s phenomenal season! Find out what I really think about the results in my last @ParadeMagazine blog
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RT @OfficialMelB: @jonh87 hey did you see my new music video??
RT @OfficialMelB: @jonh87 hey did you see my new music video??
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Kenichi Ebina – Second Performance – America’s Got Talent 8 Finals via Rickey.orgKenichi Ebina‘s second performance on America’s Got Talent 8 Finals He is very creative. And he did the Michael Jackson “...
Kenichi Ebina – Second Performance – America’s Got Talent 8 Finals via Rickey.orgKenichi Ebina‘s second performance on America’s Got Talent 8 Finals He is very creative. And he did the Michael Jackson “Smooth Criminal” lean. Mel B threw him under the bus! Howie Mandel really loves Kenichi! Kenichi Ebina – Second Performance – America’s Got Talent 8 Finals The Latest on America’s Got Talent 8 America’s Got Talent 8 – Who Will Win? – PollForte – Caruso – America’s Got Talent 8 FinalsKenichi Ebina – Second Performance – America’s Got Talent 8 FinalsTaylor Williamson – Stand Up Comedy – America’s Got Talent 8 FinalsJimmy Rose – The Dance – America’s Got Talent 8 Finals All posts on America’s Got Talent 8 The Voice • American Idol • The X Factor
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Forte – The Prayer – America’s Got Talent 8 Finals via Rickey.orgForte sang “The Prayer” on America’s Got Talent 8 Finals This is a reprise of one of their performances on the show… but with a ch...
Forte – The Prayer – America’s Got Talent 8 Finals via Rickey.orgForte sang “The Prayer” on America’s Got Talent 8 Finals This is a reprise of one of their performances on the show… but with a choir! I love the staging of using the audience as background! Amazing! Radio City Music Hall looked like a stadium. Did Howie Mandel throw them under the bus? Forte – The Prayer – America’s Got Talent 8 Finals The Latest on America’s Got Talent 8 Forte – The Prayer – America’s Got Talent 8 FinalsCollins Key – Card Trick – America’s Got Talent 8 FinalsCami Bradley – Believe – America’s Got Talent 8 FinalsKenichi Ebina – America’s Got Talent 8 Finals – VideoJimmy Rose – Coal Keeps the Lights On – America’s Got Talent 8 Finals All posts on America’s Got Talent 8 The Voice • American Idol • The X Factor
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RT @howiemandel: A singer will probably win #AGT. Read more in my latest blog for @ParadeMagazine!
RT @howiemandel: A singer will probably win #AGT. Read more in my latest blog for @ParadeMagazine!
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A singer will probably win #AGT. Read more in my latest blog for @ParadeMagazine!
A singer will probably win #AGT. Read more in my latest blog for @ParadeMagazine!
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There was no NFL but there was a lot of live TV last night. And not just President Barack Obama’s 15-minute Syria speech that the networks cut to at 9 PM ET. Over on Fox, it was the Season 10 finale of So You Think You Can Dance (1.4/4) ...
There was no NFL but there was a lot of live TV last night. And not just President Barack Obama’s 15-minute Syria speech that the networks cut to at 9 PM ET. Over on Fox, it was the Season 10 finale of So You Think You Can Dance (1.4/4) from 8-10:30 PM. Interrupted by Obama, the live show saw Nigel Lythgoe and Mary Murphy joined by guest judges Paula Abdul, Rock Of Ages director Adam Shankman and tWitch Boss. It also saw Lythgoe announce on air that SYTYCD will be back for an 11th season and a male and female winner selected. In a season of ratings ups and downs, this year’s finale was down 13% from Season 9’s ender on September 19, 2012, a finale low for the veteran dance show. SYTYCD’s previous finale low was last year, when the show faced off against Week 2 of NBC’s The Voice. Despite the new low, last night’s show was even with its September 3 airing and saw a small 2% rise in viewership to 4.3 million. Because of Obama’s speech, ratings results after 9 PM ET will likely see even greater adjustments than usual in the final numbers later today. Meanwhile, the second night of NBC’s The Million Second Quiz (1.5/5) saw the 8 PM ET live game show raise the stakes monetarily, some changes on Winner’s Row and that faltering app of theirs function significantly better than on Night 1. Still, the Ryan Seacrest-hosted show took a downward turn, falling 12% from its September 9 debut.  Related: Seacrest Crosses Fingers As ‘Quiz’ Returns After Epic App Crash Kicking off its second to last week of the season at 9:15 PM ET, America’s Got Talent (2.3/6) saw the final 12 acts take the stage at Radio City Music Hall. Salty suggestion from Howie Mandel to fellow judge Heidi Klum aside, the live two-hour show dipped 8% on Tuesday from last week. Still, AGT was the top-rated and most-watched show of the night with 9.1 million viewers. With a 2.0/6 rating, NBC was the top network among adults 18-49 and No. 1 in total viewers with 7.832 million watching. Fox was No. 2 in the key demo with a 1.3/4 rating and an all-encores CBS came in second in viewers with 7.089 million. Besides Obama’ speech, the only other new thing on ABC on Monday was a 20/20: Crazy Stupid Luck (0.8/2) special at 10 PM. The CW’s Capture (0.4/1) was up from last week’s 0.3.
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