PIX: Cheryl Hines, Jenn Tilly, Mekhi Phifer and Playmates play poker for charity


Cheryl Hines, Jennifer Tilly, Mekhi Phifer, Shannon Elizabeth, Sean Astin, Sam Simon and other stars went to the Venetian on Saturday to put their support behind a poker tourney for the One Step Closer Foundation, a cerebral palsy charity led by Jacob Zalewski, who has cerebral palsy and who has an amazing ability to convince stars to do charity events.

Players bought silent-auction items. Someone paid $5,000 to sit between the Playboy Playmates Stacy Fuson and Lauren Anderson. (Courtesy photos by Jacob Andrzejczak – IS Photography/Images of Vegas.)

Tilly in action:

Jacob Zalewski with playmates Stacy Fuson, Alison Waite and Lauren Anderson.

Mekhi Phifer and Cheryl Hines.

Shannon Elizabeth and Sean Astin.

And the hilarious Sam Simon.

Also there: Jennifer Elise Cox, Jeremy London, Omar Gooding, Al Santos, Miko Hughes and Sergio Martinez. Poker pros: Chip Jett, Justin Smith, Todd and Anjela Brunson, Lupe Soto, Marsha Waggoner, Robert Williamson III, Christina Lindley, Phil Laak, Eric Mizrachi, Joseph Reitman, Joe Stapleton, Andy Bloch and Joe Cada.