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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