Trash Talk Championship of the World at the Hard Rock Las Vegas

February 11, 2010 17:42 ET

Hollywood Celebrities Tackle Trash Talk Championship During Super Bowl Weekend Sponsored by

Trishelle Cannatella Becomes First Trash Talk Champion at the Las Vegas Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Poker Lounge Benefiting Sharon Osbourne Colon Cancer Program at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

LAS VEGAS, NV--(Marketwire - February 11, 2010) - Team Victory, along with dozens of Hollywood, sports, and poker celebrities rushed the Las Vegas Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Poker Lounge this Super Bowl weekend to compete in the first annual Trash Talk Champion of the World. The no-limit hold'em charity poker tournament raised more than $30,000 for the Sharon Osbourne Colon Cancer Program at Cedars-Sinai. Real World's Trishelle Cannatella became the 2010 Trash Talk champion, winning the first place prize money, a 20-pound custom designed crystal trophy, and a World Poker Tour Celebrity Invitational seat sponsored by Cannetella donated a large portion of her winnings back to the charity.

Players putting their money where their mouths were included actor Lou Diamond Phillips, "The Voice of Bart Simpson" Nancy Cartwright, "The Sopranos" Robert Iler, "Dukes of Hazzard" April Scott, "Desperate Housewives" Jesse Metcalfe, "Mental" Nicholas Gonzalez, "Melrose Place" Shaun Sipos, Playboy Playmates Sara Underwood, Jessica Burciaga and Jessa Lynn Hinton, "Saved by the Bell" Dennis Haskins, "Curb Your Enthusiasm" Cheryl Hines, actor/producer Joe Reitman, artist Michael Godard, "The Amazing Race Team" Tiffany Michelle and Maria Ho, "Mind Guru" Sam Chauhan, and a slew of Team Victory players.

Later that evening, hosted its official launch party at Vanity Nightclub. Highlights included a red carpet walk, a cake designed by Las Vegas' Marie's Gourmet Bakery, 30 pounds of various confections, an open bar, and an impromptu Playboy Playmate photo shoot. Team Victory hosts included Antonio "The Magician" Esfandiari, "Rodeo King" turned poker pro Lee Markholt, Dan "Blitz" Bilzerian, High Stakes Poker guest Andrew Robl, young cash games specialist Keith Gipson, "Who's Your Daddy" CEO Dan Fleyshman, WSOP Champion Paul Wasicka, professional backgammon and poker player Sander Lyloff, "The Maven VT" David Chicotsky, Brian Rast, Alec Torelli, and "Chinese Poker Wizard" Danny Wong.

Special thanks go out to Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Poker Lounge Director Troy Evans and his employees. The Trash Talk Championship of the World was sponsored by,, WSOP Academy, Whole Foods Markets, and supported by The Autograph Guys, Polanti Watches, Monster Cable, Rockwell, DVS Shoe Company, ABA Energy Corporation, Jack Links, 2-Step Images, Ollie Pop, Jennifer Harman CPT, Cartwright Entertainment,, On The DL Podcast, Victory.TV, and GreasieWheels.

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