TV Poker Host Brandi Williams to MC Aces.com Movie Gala
Aces.com & Alex Quinn Presents Attract A-List to DVD Release Party at Beverly Hills Friars Club
Friday 29th September 2006
October 2, 2006 (Las Vegas, NV) – TV poker tournament host Brandi Williams will MC Aces.com’s star-studded Hollywood gala celebrating Warner Brothers’ release of Aces Aces the Movie, the sexy new poker movie sponsored by the popular online casino. The event, organized by celebrity party planners Alex Quinn Presents, will be held at The Friars of Beverly Hills on October 6th. Jazz/hip hop fusion artists 2Deep will entertain at the casino-themed extravaganza. Hundreds of Aces.com players have received special invitations and five Aces.com tournament champions are being flown in to attend the gala.
Aces the Movie director and producer Daniel Zirilli and Christina Morris, star of the film, will be special guests.
“This party is the culmination of our sponsorship of Aces the Movie,” explained Aces.com Manager Rene Quesada. “We’re sending DVDs to our members, we’ve had the director and cast hosting online tournaments, and we partied at the WSOP with Christina Morris and Sheena Chou, two of the stars of the movie.”
MC Brandi Williams has been called the ‘Queen of Hearts,’ and the ‘Princess of Poker’ by every gambling magazine on newsstands and over 7 million viewers worldwide watch her every week as host of the hugely popular show ‘The Ultimate Poker Challenge.’ The 24 year old who was named ‘One of the 50 Sexiest Women of 2005’ by Femme Fatales Magazine has worked alongside American Idol’s Ryan Seacrest, and has shared the stage with other celebrities such as Alan Thicke and Donny Osmond. The former Arizona Cardinals Cheerleader just shot a pilot for the producers of Extra for a teenage version of their highly rated show.
“Brandi will keep the evening moving all right,” said Francine Marseille of event coordinators Alex Quinn Presents. “It’s going to be a casino night – Brandi will be introducing winners when she’s not schmoozing the red carpet crowd or playing a few casino games herself.”
2Deep -- saxophonist Vondell Henderson & vocalist Mike J (Michael Kurt Jackson) -- will keep the crowd swaying to their unique fusion of Contemporary and Classic R&B, Hip Hop, Jazz and Soul. 2Deep appeared last month at the Vanguard Hollywood and BB Kings, and have just released a new single, “Somebody”.
Other celebrity guests include:
Cher Tenbush, 2006 winner of the CW hit reality series ‘Beauty and the Geek’
Eric Schiffer, socialite, film actor and best selling author of “Emotionally Charged Learning”
Al Bandiero, star of 'Desire', a new nighttime drama on Fox's My Network TV
Anthony Ghannam, Disney voice actor who most recently played 'Ronno' in Bambi 2 and 'Huayna' in Kronk's New Groove
Burke Bryant, star of the 2006 hit show “Alive!” currently in three-picture deal with Paramount Pictures including soon-to-be-released “Sins”.
Known more and more for celebrity events and free tournaments, Aces.com offers gamblers everything they enjoy in Las Vegas: casino games, sports betting, poker and horse racing.
Photos, news releases and the movie trailer are available in the online Media Kit. For party details, check the Movie Release Party invitation. For further information on Aces.com or Aces the Movie, or for media passesfor the October 6th event, please contact:
Larry Colcy, Publicist
Vancouver: (604) 685-6240
About Aces.com (www.Aces.com)
Aces.com offers everything Las Vegas gamblers enjoy: casino games, poker rooms, horses and sports betting. The popular retro-Vegas style site is part of the world’s largest internet gambling company, Sportingbet Plc (publicly traded on the London Stock Exchange). Millions of players have placed billions of dollars in wagers in this safe and secure environment. This summer, Aces.com brings the exciting world of poker to the screen, sponsoring the sexy new poker movie, ACES.
About Brandi Williams (http://www.brandiw.com)
She’s been called the ‘Queen of Hearts,’ and the ‘Princess of Poker’ by every gambling magazine on newsstands. No wonder over 7 million viewers worldwide see her grace their television screens every week as host of the hugely popular show ‘The Ultimate Poker Challenge.’ Brandi Williams is one of America’s fastest rising young talents. The 24 year old who was named ‘One of the 50 Sexiest Women of 2005’ by Femme Fatales Magazine, already has a long list of credits to her name. Brandi has worked alongside American Idol’s Ryan Seacrest, and has shared the stage with other celebrities such as Alan Thicke and Donny Osmond. You may have noticed her presence and personality on Entertainment Tonight, FOX, E! Entertainment, hosting NYE live on MSNBC, or reporting for the past two and a half years on KTLA’s morning news. Though she has only been in the business for three years, Brandi continues to expand her talents and increase her resume. Currently she is writing, producing, and hosting her own show called ’Home Sweet Home’, which is scheduled to air this fall on CMT and this former Arizona Cardinals Cheerleader just shot a pilot for the producers of Extra for a teenage version of their highly rated show.
About Daniel Zirilli (http://www.acesthemovie.com/filmmakers.htm)
Daniel Zirilli founded Popart Film Factory in 1990 at age 24, and to date has directed and/or produced over 250 music videos, 15 feature films, DVD/home-videos, P.S.A.'s, commercials and multimedia projects including the film and video for The Rolling Stones interactive 'Voodoo Lounge'. Zirilli's full length feature films include 'Crossbones' distributed by Lions Gate Films, 'The Champagne Gang' (director/producer/writer) based on the book of the same name, starring Lacey Toups, Damon Whitaker, and Bokeem Woodbine (World Premiere at the San Diego Film Festival, Sept. 2005) 'Vengeance' (director/producer/co-writer) starring Raul Julia Jr., Danny Romo and Damon Whitaker, 'Choices 2' (director) for Sony starring Three 6 Mafia, Tiny Lister and Clifton Powell, 'The Stonecutter' (director/producer) based on a fairy tale shot in Tahiti and winner of the 'Visionaries In Film Award' at the 2003 Bahamas One World Film Festival on 'Guilty By Association' (co-executive producer) starring Morgan Freeman. Zirilli other films in worldwide distribution include his debut film 'Winner Takes All' (director/co-producer, co-star, co-story) a B.E.T. 'Movie of the Week' starring gold and platinum recording artists and actors such as B-Real of Cypress Hill, Domino, Rappin' 4-Tay, AMG, Flesh N'Bone of Bone Thugs n' Harmony.
About 2Deep (www.2deeponline.com)
The Artist/Producer team now known as 2Deep consists of Saxophonist Vondell Henderson & Vocalist Mike J (Michael Kurt Jackson). Vondell, originally from St. Louis Missouri, has been a professional musician since a very young age and has an approach to his craft that appeals to music lovers of all kinds. Mike J, who grew up in Denver Colorado, has been singing for as long as he can remember and has a voice and sense of timing that pulls at the emotions of music listeners from all walks of life. The 2 have come together in Los Angeles California to create a new genre of music that can only be described as a revolutionary fusion of Contemporary and Classic R&B, Hip Hop, Jazz and Soul. This synergy of styles creates an experience like no other and appeals to audiences all around the world!
About Alex Quinn Presents (www.myspace.com/alexquinnpresents)
Alex Quinn Presents is an exclusive traveling party that caters to the higher society and gives the posh crowds the ability to rub elbows with... well, each other. Actor, Alex Quinn's new venture is 'not about the number of bodies, it's about the crowd and the quality of the crowd.' The parties are by invite only and the individuals are selected by Alex based on his approval. His desire to throw exclusive parties for what he refers to as the 'crème de la cream' of Hollywood stems from his upbringing surrounded by public figures and their preference to remain in their social circles. His goal is to create an environment where the famous and fabulous can mingle among one another comfortably. The son of the late Anthony Quinn found fame with the E! reality show 'Filthy Rich: Cattle Drive' and shared the experience with Courtenay Semel, daughter of Terry Semel, CEO of Yahoo.