I'm a casual poker fan. I play occasionally and watch a few of the various television shows. The World Poker Tour on the Travel Channel is what originally got me interested in Texas Hold'em. Because of that, I was naturally a Shana Hiatt fan. A blooper reel of her WPT work after the jump will give you an idea why.
The former Miss Hawaiian Tropic was the hostess for the show prior to being replaced by Courtney Friel for the fourth season. I'd wondered where Shana disappeared to, and why we hadn't seen her pop up on another show yet. She seemed to have a pretty good fan following. And now we have some idea.
It seems that Shana has been trying to get a couple different gigs, but has been hampered by a disputed no compete clause in her WPT contract. But now a judge has granted an injunction on Hiatt's behalf.
According to the ruling, the WPT can no longer keep Shana from pursuing the two poker related jobs at NBC that brought the whole matter to the courts. It remains to be seen whether the WPT is going to try and fight the injunction, but I think the more Shana Hiatt on TV poker the better.