Big Shots: Vartan on J-Lo and Malina in Poker Fundraiser
Big Shots:  Vartan on J-Lo and Malina in Poker Fundraiser
While there appears to be hope looming on the horizon for an imminent resolution to the three-month long deadlock between the Writers Guild of America and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers, there doesn't seem to be any such positive outlook for ABC's Big Shots.  The freshman series was canned in December, with three episodes still left for broadcast.

Big Shots co-star, Michael Vartan, who played James Auster on the cancelled program, recently commented on his former big-screen co-star, Jennifer Lopez's pregnancy.  Lopez clearly made a good and lasting impression on the actor, with whom she shared the spotlight in the film, Monster-in-Law.

"I think she'll be a wonderful mom," Vartan was quoted by the New York Post.  "I think Latin women have the key...very emotional, very nurturing.  You always hear about big Latin families and how lose-knit they are."

In other news, Vartan's fellow Big Shots cast member, Joshua Malina, will be among the special guests at a Gala Celebrity Poker fundraising event on Sunday, February 10.  The event, which is scheduled to take place at Hollywood Park Casino on W. Century Boulevard in Inglewood, California, is for the benefit of the families of California firefighters who were injured or killed in the line of duty while battling the wildfires that ravaged the Southern California area last year.

Hosted by the California State Firefighters Association or CSFA, the celebrity poker fundraiser gets underway at 2pm with a celebrity cocktail reception that includes both a silent as well as a live auction.  This will be followed by a brief ceremony to honor firefighters injured in the Southern California blaze.  The No-Limit Texas Hold'-em Tournament is then set to commence at 3pm.  This tournament is limited to 250 players and the buy-in is set at $450.

Some of the other television personalities expected to join Big Shots' Malina are Brian Krause from Charmed and Joseph Mascolo of The Bold and the Beautiful and Days of our Lives.

-Rosario Santiago, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
Source: WENN, Business Wire
(Image Courtesy of ABC)