Posts Tagged ‘Ellen Degeneres’

2009: Year of the Not-Women?

by , Jul 9, 2009 | 10:14 am

In some ways, this has been the Year of the Not-Women … as the ladies, as a whole, have found less success than Mexico or Maryland. I suppose 90 percent of success is showing up … And in the main event, though this numbers isn’t official, it seems only somewhere around 100 — maybe 200? — of the 6,494 competitors are women.

Still trying to get an actual tally — but regardless, it’s certainly one of the lowest percentages of female main event entrants in as long as anyone can remember. We blame sexism Rule #36 fiscal responsibility, because obviously Ellen fans for some reason or another did not rise to the WSOP occasion this year like they have before.


Annie Duke on the Ellen Show

by , May 4, 2009 | 4:57 pm

From Monday’s show:


Joan, Melissa Rivers on Ellen Show

by , May 3, 2009 | 6:48 pm

Ooh, I almost forgot to post these clips … we know Joan Rivers is willing to do what it takes to make something look better than it really is, and perhaps in an attempt to unoffend poker players and recharge her fan base, she and her daughter appeared on Ellen. The show started with a poker skit:

OK, hmm, interesting. At least this tells all those YouTube commenters that Melissa wasn’t acting in the original outburst.

Here’s their appearance/interview with Ellen (love the Lady Gaga intro — woot!), where Joan doesn’t exactly rescind her disgust for all things poker, but she does downgrade and de-Semitize her Annie hatred by calling her not Hitler, but The Bernie Madoff of Poker. She apparently doesn’t realize that title is already taken by Russ Hamilton — or maybe she does! — but whatever:


Ellen Degeneres Wants You to (Register to) Vote

by , Oct 3, 2008 | 1:20 am

Seriously … she addresses online poker players specifically about 3 minutes in:

(Matt Damon and Tobey Maguire also make appearances, indirectly repping the WSOP)

I don’t want Tom to vote, however. Or people who think like him. Country Second! I’ve got actual money on the line.