The bright lights and busy streets of Las Vegas may never shut down but I can’t say the same for my show, TLC’s Sin City Rules. Although I’m saddened by the show’s cancellation, my disappointment does not end there. I was very disconcerted by the fact that the show’s focus was mainly on the feud between Lana Fuchs and Alicia Jacobs while the more comical and light-hearted moments ended up on the cutting room floor. Viewers were not given the opportunity to see much beyond the drama and conflict. On the last episode that aired, Alicia hosted a luncheon at the Paris Hotel where the conversation continued to be about her employment status and her rumored penchant for married men. Anyone looking at my face could clearly see my frustration, however, what you didn’t see was my abrupt departure when Amy Hanley presented the nonsensical lawsuit concerning a simple legal branding issue involving Lana. My comment, “that type of nonsense is not worth my time”, was edited out of the episode. Why? I have no idea.
The show’s editing didn’t end there. Viewers also didn’t see the Sin City Rules cast, including Alicia, at my home where I made a toast to her for not sleeping with my husband, Marco. It was funny, but true at the same time. Of course, there were scenes where my exhaustion and fatigue were clearly evident. Like most working mothers, I’m prone to feeling burnt out from time to time. What was not shown or explained was that I was also dealing with serious health issues during the filming which caused me to become severely anemic. As I’ve already told concerned family members and friends who contacted me, I’m happy to report I’m alive, healthy and feeling good. In fact, I just finished a one-hour workout and I’m headed off to a busy night of work after spending some quality time with my boys…all three of them.
While the show did feature my career in poker playing, I was surprised that my new business ventures were not mentioned. After all, they are also a significant part of my life (and another reason for my exhaustion) and I’m quite proud of them. IveyPoker.com which offers interactive tutorials and training from the world’s top poker professionals, including myself, is set to launch next month. DoubleBond Wine is personally one of my favorite ventures as I’m a wine lover. ETrak, also set to launch next month, is going to change the lives of so many people, especially those who care for loved ones suffering from Alzheimer’s, autism, and other disorders.
With all that said (or written), you may ask “do you regret doing the show?” Absolutely not. I love the new friendships and perspective it’s brought into my life. I’m looking forward to a healthy and prosperous 2013 with new friends and new business endeavors. I want to thank all the fans who e-mailed, tweeted and left such nice comments on my website. I love you all too! Please check back with me often right here on my website and I’ll keep you updated along the way… sans the drama.
If you’d like to watch episodes of Sin City Rules, click here to watch them on my website. Enjoy!