First he won the bug-eating, jungle-living reality show I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here, and now Lou Diamond Phillips sits with 600,000 chips and a seat at the table for day 4 of the WSOP main event. Lou has played smart and aggressive poker to make it as far as he has. Of course he still has a long way to go before he dons a winner’s bracelet, but he’s the last remaining celeb in the field, and has as good a shot as anyone at doing some damage in the next few days.

The last decade hasn’t been particularly kind to the actor, but his fortunes seem to have taken a turn for the better this last month. After seeming on the verge of mega-stardom back in the day, with lead roles in movies like La Bamba, Stand and Deliver and Young Guns, he had faded into the relatively obscure life of a surviving, but not thriving, TV actor. But with his luck turning, and his name popping up all over the news, will this mark the beginning of a Lou Diamond Phillips renaissance? If so, being tortured during the shooting of I’m a Celebrity by bugs, snakes and Heidi and Spencer Pratt will all be worth it.

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Peter Alexander

With over ten years experience as an online writer and content specialist, Peter has written for a wide variety of clients and industries. At various points, he has helped define the online voice for clients such as Nintendo, Nike’s Jordan brand and Electronic Arts. For the last number of years, he has specialized in writing for the online gaming world, for clients such as Bodog and Silver Oak Casino.