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Friday, April 26, 2013

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Los Angeles Police Memorial Foundation Hosts Celebrity Poker Tournament Event Host Features Red Carpet Party and Will Be Hosted by James Gandolfini NR13139rf

Los Angeles:  Hollywood’s hottest stars from film, television, music and sports will come together tomorrow evening to show their support for the men and women of the LAPD as they help raise funds for the Los Angeles Police Foundation.

The event, known as the Celebrity Poker Tournament, will commence at the historic Beverly Hills Saban Theatre at 5 p.m.  The evening will be hosted by James Gandolfini, with dozens of other celebrities confirmed to attend, including:

- Tito Ortiz (UFC)
- Vanessa Marcil (General Hospital/Las Vegas)
- Marlon Wayans, Brian Baumgardner (The Office)
- Neal Mcdonough, Michael Cudlitz, C. Thomas Howell, Rob Riggle, Dorian Messick (Southland)
- Jennifer Tilly, Jack Osbourne, AJ Mclean, Kevin Richardson (Backstreet Boys)
- Eric Christian Olsen, Miguel Ferrer (NCIS LA)
- Rocky Carroll (NCIS)
- Hill Harper (CSI NY)
- Billy Burke (Twilight)
- Karina Smirnoff (Dancing with the Stars)
- Lou Diamond Phillips, Carl Weathers (Rocky)
- Ian Gomez (Cougar Town)
- Joe Manganiello (True Blood)
- Adam Rodriguez, Omar Benson Miller (CSI Miami)
- Adrian Young (No Doubt)
- Willie Gault (Olympic Gold Medalist)
- Salli Richardson (Eureka)
- Shanna Moakler, Jessica Sutta (Pussycat Dolls)
- Corey Maggette (Detroit Pistons)
- Roger Cross (Arrow)
- Grant Show (Private Practice)
- Katherine LaNassa (Deception)
- Joanna Krupa (Real Housewives of Miami)
- Golnesa "GG" Gharachedaghi (Shah’s of Sunset)
- Kate Linder (Young & the Restless)
- Ken Davitian (Borat)
- Doug Robb (Hoobastank)
- Neil Flynn (The Middle)
- Camryn Manheim, Michael Trucco (Revenge)
- Tony Denison, Kearran Giovanni (Major Crimes)
- Richard Karn, Omarosa (All-Star Celebrity Apprentice)
- Alexis Bellino & Jim Bellino (Real Housewives of OC)
- Bryce Sodeberg (Lifehouse)
- Poker Pros Maria Ho, Jamie Gold, Jason Sommerville, Tiffany Michelle and many more to be announced
- Music will be provided by American Idol’s Blake Lewis

Proceeds from the event benefit officers and their immediate family members who have experienced unforeseen catastrophic circumstances, including death, illness and injury. The Memorial Foundation is the cornerstone of the LAPD’s employee wellness program and has raised over $14.5 million without any direct taxpayer money.

Questions about the event may be directed to Traci Szymanski at 323-848-9292 or TraciSzy@gmail.com.


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