Hollywood's Poker Clowns Exposed

It's difficult to single out the best part of Mark Ebner's fascinating new Hollywood poker-culture exposé, but Kevin Pollak's true confessions are up there: "Nick [Cassavetes] actually pulled me aside — I got up to go to the restroom, and when I came out, he was waiting for me. He took me into a side room and said, 'Dude, you've got to lighten up. You could kill this game if you stopped being so upset about everyone playing like dicks. This is how we play, and you could be killing these guys, because half of them don't know what the fuck they're doing. They just know how to play like a dick. You actually know how the game works, so stop being so pissed off at everyone for over-betting 3-2 off, and take their money.'" Oh, wait, no... this: "Hank Azaria, Simpsons’ co-creator Sam Simon, Lou Diamond Phillips, and Macaulay Culkin have all hosted prominent house games in the past 20 years." [Hollywood Interrupted]



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