18. June 2010 10:02
As much as I don’t want to quote Perez Hilton on this blog, I think this thread that is sitting on the Two + Two forums really should get a little exposure. A user sent this through to Hilton, and realy does deserve a spotlight here.
This little piece of goodness refers to Shannon Elizabeth at an apparent home game that she hosted at her house. The lady who was made famous by American Pie, and a couple of other movies, but more so cause she’s a poker playing celebrity for us anyhow.
“So a few friends and I were invited to a house poker game in Los Feliz last Friday, and it turned out to be Shannon Elizabeth's house. Her address is XXXX XXXXXXXX Way, Los Angeles. Anyways, this is kind of cool and we at first think it's really a treat to be playing poker with her, but it turns out she's not even playing, she's just coming in and out and collecting money from people and taking an illegal rake for the house. One pot I was in had only $70 dollars in it, but the dealer took $25 dollars out for the house…..? Anyone who plays poker knows this is nuts.
I was like "WTF? Why are you taking that out?" He said, "It's for the house."
"What the hell is there left to play for, why is it so much?" He said, "You're in the presence of greatness," referring to Shannon.
So my friends and I didn't end up staying too long after that. She's so busted apparently that she has to rip poker players off with her D-List status and rob us blind at the poker tables by raking way too much. First off, it's illegal, second off, she's out of her mind to think she can rake that much just because of who she was. She was just a naked girl in a popular movie. Nothing more. The few times I have played with her, she's thrown childish hissy fits, and stormed off, throwing cards and chips. She's mean, immature, disrespectful, and just an all around shallow greedy has-been.”
By user prohornblower estimations that’s around 35% rake.
By really I mean come? Upon further laughs in the office, we came to these conclusions. Perez Hilton, I mean come on, really? Is this the type of person that lands up frequenting and writing to your site? For you Perez Hilton readers, I’m sorry, but come on, do you really think Shannon Elizabeth needs to rake in cash from her home games?