[11/29/04 - 12:00 AM]
Stars Double Down and Split Aces in GSN's 'Celebrity Blackjack' Marathon on Sunday, December 19

[via press release from GSN]

Stars Double Down and Split Aces in GSN's 'CELEBRITY BLACKJACK' Marathon on Sunday, December 19

Best Buy(C) and Trident(C) Sign on as Sponsors for the Marathon

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Nov. 29 -- Stars are doubling down and hoping for the dealer to bust on GSN's CELEBRITY BLACKJACK marathon airing Sunday, December 19 from 7 PM to midnight ET/PT. The five one-hour episodes will pre-empt regularly scheduled programs WHO WANTS TO BE A MILLIONAIRE, WEAKEST LINK, GREED and EXTREME DODGEBALL for this night only.

Hosted by Matt Vasgersian, CELEBRITY BLACKJACK features 40 stars playing against each other and expert blackjack player and dealer "Hollywood Dave" Stan in tournament-style blackjack for a total pool of one million dollars for charity. The programming marathon is sponsored by Best Buy(C) and Trident(C).

Celebrities featured in the CELEBRITY BLACKJACK marathon include Jason Alexander, Lance Bass, Shannon Elizabeth, Cheryl Hines, Ricki Lake, Camryn Manheim, Chynna Phillips, Jeff Probst, Eric Roberts and Kelli Williams, among others.

Viewers will have the opportunity throughout the marathon to compete with the stars by playing their own hand of blackjack against the on-air dealer and answering side bet and bonus questions. Viewers can also obtain blackjack tips and vote on blackjack strategies via wireless text message. Additionally, they can participate in the online "You Bet Your Stars" sweepstakes for a chance to win a trip to Hollywood at http://www.gsn.com.

GSN, the Network for Games, is the only U.S. television network dedicated to game-related programming and interactive game playing. The network features game shows, reality series, documentaries and casino games. GSN is the industry leader in interactivity and as such allows viewers a chance to win prizes by playing along with GSN's televised games via GSN.com. Reaching 57 million Nielsen homes, GSN is distributed in the U.S. through all major cable systems and satellite providers. The network is jointly owned by Sony Pictures Entertainment and Liberty Media Corporation. For further media information, visit GSN's press website at corp.gsn.com.

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