re: Poker & Phil Hellmuth is a shameless self promoter
What kind of basis is this to criticize someone, much less someone in show business? Let's list some other people who are shamelessly self-promoting:
Rush Limbaugh, and everybody else with a radio show.
David Letterman, and everybody else with a talk show on TV.
Nancy Pelosi, and everybody else in politics.
Tiger Woods, and everybody else in sports.
Cut Hellmuth some slack. He might be the best player in poker, yet he has to watch Ivey, Brunson and others get credited with being the best, by people who are promoting these others as the best, for their own selfish reasons. Every time you hear somebody say Ivey is the best player in poker, look for the FTilt logo on their shirt. They're promoting their equity in FTilt by promoting their guy, Ivey, as the best. Promotion is no more attractive when it is not shameless, or is not self-promotion.