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'' Video game of Thrones,' '' ' Mrs. Maisel ' triumph at Emmys

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Jordan Strauss/ AP Rachel Brosnahan winner of the award for exceptional lead starlet in a funny series for “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” postures in journalism room at the 70th Primetime Emmy Awards on Monday, Sept. 17, 2018, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.

Released Monday, Sept. 17, 2018|10:15 p.m.

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LOS ANGELES– Amazon’s “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” ended up being the first streaming series to win leading Emmy funny honors and HBO’s “Video game of Thrones” recaptured the very best drama series award Monday at an event that mostly slighted its most ethnically diverse field of nominees ever.

With the exception of “Saturday Night Live,” broadcast shows were shut out of the leading awards as 21st-century platforms continued to eclipse conventional network fare like “This Is Us.”

HBO, which had ceded its top-dog status in total elections for the very first time in 17 years in July (108, to Netflix’s 112), wound up in a tie for wins with the streaming service at 23 each.

” The Magnificent Mrs. Maisel,” a freshman comedy about a dissatisfied 1950s homemaker freed by stand-up comedy, earned finest actress honors for star Rachel Brosnahan.

Her castmate Alex Borstein earned the supporting starlet trophy and the series creator, Amy Sherman-Palladino (” Gilmore Girls”), caught composing and directing awards.

Claire Foy of “The Crown” and Matthew Rhys of “The Americans” won leading drama acting Emmys, their first trophies for the roles and last chance to declare them, with Foy’s role as Queen Elizabeth II going to another actress and Rhys’ show wrapped.

The field bested by Foy consisted of last year’s winner Elisabeth Moss for “The Handmaid’s Tale” and Sandra Oh of “Killing Eve,” who would have been the very first actor of Asian descent to obtain a leading drama award.

” This wasn’t supposed to occur,” said a startled Foy. She played the young British queen who, as the series continues, will be shown advancing in years.

” Game of Thrones,” which remained in 2015’s Emmys because of scheduling, won its 3rd best drama prize regardless of competitors from protecting champ “The Handmaid’s Tale.”

” Thank you for letting us look after your individuals,” “Video game of Thrones” producer D.B. Weiss stated to George R.R. Martin, whose books and their characters sustain the drama.

In an event that started congratulating TELEVISION academy voters for the most historically diverse field of candidates yet, the early awards all went entirely to whites.

An African-American sweep of visitor series actor awards at the recent creative arts Emmys suggested big changes ahead for the awards, which only recently have actually given considerable honors to performers and creators of color.

But there was dissatisfaction for “Atlanta,” which had actually declared acting and directing trophies last year for its star and creator Donald Glover and seemed poised for more with 16 nominations.

Instead of become the very first black-led funny in 33 years to be called the best (considering that “The Cosby Show” in 1985), “Atlanta” was locked out Monday (it won 2 awards, including guest actor for Katt Williams, recently).

The showing by “Mrs. Maisel” extended the long winning streak of shows that focus on white lives, consisting of “Modern Household” and “Pals,” with ethnic minorities rarely provided screen time.

” Let’s get it trending: #EmmysSoWhite,” speaker James Corden joked at the ceremony’s midway point.

Then Regina King broke the string, with a finest starlet win in a restricted series or motion picture for “Seven Seconds,” which tracks the fallout from a white law enforcement officer’s traffic mishap involving a black teen.

” I seem like a lot of times we are so divided as a country that things are constantly black and white. I’m guilty of that a great deal of times. I believe that most likely played into my assumption the opportunities of me winning was so little,” King stated backstage.

Darren Criss, who is of Filipino descent, won the lead acting award for the miniseries “The Assassination of Gianni Versace,” which won best restricted series. Black actress Thandie Newton won best supporting drama starlet for “Westworld.”

Peter Dinklage added a 3rd acting trophy to his collection for “Game of Thrones.”

Brosnahan used her acceptance speech to provide a shout-out to her comedy’s celebration of women power.

” It has to do with a woman who’s discovering her voice once again, and it’s one of the important things that’s taking place all over the country now,” she stated. She advised the audience to work out that power by ballot.

Expense Hader collected the best comedy actor award for “Barry,” a dark comedy about an employed killer who stumbles into a possible acting career.

Henry Winkler, aka “The Fonz,” won a supporting star award— his very first Emmy– for “Barry,” four years after gaining popularity for his role in “Delighted Days.”

” If you remain at the table long enough, the chips pertain to you. Tonight, I got to clear the table,” an ebullient Winkler stated, with an equally thrilled auditorium audience rising to provide him a standing ovation. To his grown children, he said: “You can go to sleep now, daddy won!”

The biggest award won by a broadcast network was “Saturday Night Live” for finest range sketch series.

The Emmys had a real-life significant moment when winning director Glenn Weiss, noting his mother had passed away two weeks ago, proposed to his girlfriend, Jan Svendsen.

” You question why I do not wish to call you my girlfriend? It’s due to the fact that I want to call you my better half,” Weiss stated. She stated yes, he put his mom’s ring on her finger and the crowd whooped and cheered.

John Oliver, in picking up the prize for best range talk show award for “Recently Tonight,” thanked Weiss’ girlfriend for giving the right answer or, he joked, the whole event could have gone south.

The Emmys kicked off with a song, “We Solved It,” a self-mocking celebration to the variety of candidates sung by stars including Kate McKinnon and Kenan Thompson. The tune consisted of a reference of Oh’s possible victory: “There were none, now there’s one, so we’re done,” the comics sang.

Oh played along from her seat: “Thank you, however it’s an honor simply to be Asian,” stated the Korean-Canadian starlet.

” Saturday Night Live” developer Lorne Michaels, producing his second Emmy telecast in Thirty Years, was tasked with turning viewership around after the 2017 show’s audience of 11.4 million directly prevented the embarrassment of setting a brand-new low.

The ceremony plainly bore his stamp, with Michael Che and Colin Jost as hosts and familiar “SNL” deals with, including Kate McKinnon and Alec Baldwin, as speakers and candidates. The long-running NBC sketch show, currently the leading Emmy winner ever with 71, won again for best variety sketch series.

The pressure was on Michaels because NBC and other broadcasters are progressively reliant on awards and other live occasions to draw audiences sidetracked by online alternatives.

The networks, which air the Emmy telecast on a turning basis, are so eager for the advertisement dollars it produces and its advertising value for fall reveals that they sustain online competitors sharing– and controling– the stage.

Another rebel shout: Billy Idol returning for Las Vegas residency

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Billy Idol carries out Friday, Sept. 2, 2016, at your house of Blues.

Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018|8:05 a.m.

. A rebel scream will be heard once again in Las Vegas.

Palms Gambling Establishment Resort and Live Nation on Tuesday have announced Billy Idol is returning for his 2nd residency at the Pearl Concert Theater. The 62-year-old, known for such hits as “Rebel Shout,” “Dancing with Myself” and “Mony Mony,” will be signed up with by his long time guitarist Steve Stevens for the 10-show run in 2019.

Idol will play five dates in January and five dates in October. Tickets go on sale Friday.

Idol’s new disc, “Crucial Idol: Rejuvenated,” including remixes of his traditional hits, will be launched Sept. 28.

The freshly engaged Whitney Cummings readies for the Comedy Cellar

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Monday, Sept. 17, 2018|2 a.m.

Everything is different now for Whitney Cummings. The comic has always used being single, dating and the misadventures of her romantic life as fodder for her standup act and writing. But earlier this month she got engaged. Now what?

“I got a little nervous. Should I give up funny now?” she says. “But then not even Two Days later on I already had a lot of ideas for new jokes, I believed, this is terrific for stand-up. I need to have done this earlier.”

You probably won’t catch many engagement jokes if you see Cummings make her debut at the Funny Cellar Las Vegas this week because she likes to home in on her writing prior to she tests brand-new funny ideas on a live audience. But they’re coming. The genuine concern: Is her fiancĂ© ready?

“I believe he knows what he signed up for,” she states. “The craziest thing is he’s never seen me do stand-up live prior to. I figured I ‘d get the ring initially and after that let him come. He saw my last HBO special however never live. I have a few jokes about him and yeah, he’s going to feel it. But individuals who understand me know I don’t conceal anything and I’m certainly not going to stop just because I’m getting married.”

Cummings is touring now in preparation for a brand-new TELEVISION special, her very first for Netflix, which is scheduled for filming in November. The Funny Cellar programs are significant since she values the diverse audience a performer can discover just in Las Vegas, and because the original Comedy Cellar in New York is her favorite club.

“When they said they were opening in Vegas I believed, what a cool thing to do. I generally dip into the Venetian or at bigger venues so I’m actually thrilled to really see individuals in the audience,” she states. “And since I’m dealing with the unique and changing the order of things every night, individuals will get to see an operate in progress and a smaller area is better for that. Plus I get to see everybody’s puke on their shirts and how unpleasant everyone will be having lost a bunch of cash. There’s absolutely nothing better than a closeup on somebody who simply lost their life savings.”

She’s kidding. However she’s major about the material, which doesn’t involve any political jokes or Trump talk.

“I’m proud to say this is an hour with definitely no politics in it. No one is going to get set off so you can feel safe concerning this show,” Cumming says. “It’s so hard to escape today, so I inform individuals if nothing else, you’ll get a rest from that for a while. Especially when you remain in Las Vegas, you don’t wish to need to consider the apocalypse. It’s a safe location where you can LOL and get intoxicated.”

Whitney Cummings will carry out at 7 and 9 p.m. September 17 and 18 at the Comedy Cellar at the Rio (3700 W. Flamingo Road, 702-777-2782) and more info can be discovered at comedycellar.com.

Emmy hosts Che, Jost prepared for enjoyable, politics, even incidents

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Chris Pizzello/ Invision/ AP Colin Jost, left, and Michael Che, co-hosts for the 70th Emmy Awards, roll out the gold carpet outside the Microsoft Theatre, Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018, in Los Angeles. The awards will be hung on Monday.

Friday, Sept. 14, 2018|12:15 a.m.

LOS ANGELES– Michael Che and Colin Jost, usually stuck behind a desk as “Saturday Night Live” news anchors, are moving to a grander setting Monday as Emmy Awards hosts.

The comics got in the state of mind at Thursday’s rollout of the traditional arrivals carpet– yellow-hued this time around, not red, as the ceremony marks its 70th year.

” This isn’t as gold as I believed it would be. I was anticipating a much tackier gold. However this is a sensible gold,” Che observed.

After carpet duty, he and Jost spoke with The Associated Press about the high-profile job of hosting and what it’s like to be tapped for it by Lorne Michaels, their “SNL” employer and this year’s Emmys telecast manufacturer.

The “Weekend Update” anchors were major, sometimes. Remarks were modified for clearness and brevity.

How does it feel to get this high-profile gig?

Jost: We love going to the Emmys. Anytime we’re chosen, it feels like a big honor. And to go and get asked to host, and they trusted us, it’s great. Am I ideal (to Che)?

Che: Your hair is stunning.

What did Michaels state about the best ways to approach it?

Che: It was something along the lines of, ‘Have fun out there’ and ‘We trust you.’ So that’s amazing when maybe the best manufacturer in TV trusts us with a program. So I think the (TV) academy remains in great hands.

Will you consist of political humor?

Jost: We don’t completely know yet due to the fact that we don’t even understand exactly what’s going to occur over the weekend politically. There might be some, and there may not.

Che: There’s gon na be political jokes. And we’re gon na come out on the wrong side of history, for sure. We’re aiming toward it.

Some awards hosts who have taken a various technique, such as David Letterman and his ‘Oprah-Uma’ bit at the 1995 Oscars, have fallen flat. Will you be more standard hosts?

Jost: I don’t even know actually what a conventional host for it is.

Che: Ed McMahon. Ed McMahon is a standard host.

Jost: Well, should we do that?

Che: If we might be half as great as Ed McMahon, we’ve nailed it. We’re Ed McMahon-ing it.

Provided the Oscars cover mix-up, are you concerned about accidents?

Jost: We have lots of those planned.

Best worst-case circumstance for what could go wrong?

Che: All the winners will be announced through Jack-in-the-box (toy). So we’re just going to need to crank and crank and crank till it pops out. And it will be a puppet of the winner’s face.

Jost: That’s a subtle modification that you’ll observe. And then the program’s going to be 5 hours.

Will the ceremony be extremely “SNL”- ish?

Jost: There will be a great deal of people from the ‘SNL’ family involved. However also a lot of people that are simply the stars of television now that have nothing to do with ‘SNL,’ since individuals wish to see everybody who’s on TV.

Some candidates have stated they hope that politics will not dominate the night. But you 2 tackle severe problems on “Weekend Update,” so is it a tightrope for you?

Che: We’re overthinking it if we’re thinking about that. It’s an event for a lot of individuals who worked really hard this year to be nominated and (for) a great deal of programs that individuals actually take pleasure in. We’re simply gon na have fun at the top and keep the show moving and make certain it’s a satisfying program to view.

Jost: You wish to make it celebratory. You want individuals to be laughing and you want individuals to have an enjoyable time. You’re lucky to be doing this task and you’re lucky to obtain recognized in some way, so why not make it an enjoyable night?

Best Bets: Golden Knights, Alejandro Fernandez, San Gennaro Banquet and more for your Las Vegas weekend

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Steve Marcus Golden Knights defenseman Deryk Engelland (5) practices at the City National Arena in Summerlin Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018.

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Mexican Self-reliance Day weekend is here, the big Canelo Alvarez-Gennady Golovkin rematch battle at T-Mobile Arena Saturday is offered out and the Strip is going to be loaded. Fight your way through the crowds to discover the fun you require or explore some off-Strip entertainment alternatives in the next 3 days.

VEGAS GOLDEN KNIGHTS The Knights opened training camp Thursday at City National Arena in Downtown Summerlin and all team practices are open to the general public. Weekend session start at 10 a.m. Friday and Saturday and the very first preseason video game at T-Mobile Arena is set for 5 p.m. Sunday at T-Mobile Arena against Arizona. September 14-16, details at vegasgoldenknights.com.

SAN GENNARO FEAST The cherished regional Italian food and culture celebration returns for its 39th year, this time at Stone Station. A wide range of food vendors, arts and crafts, live music, carnival video games and rides and family entertainment consisting of a petting zoo round out the festival all weekend long. September 14-17, info at sangennarofeast.com.

LAS VEGAS PHILHARMONIC The Phil opens its 2018-2019 season Saturday at Reynolds Hall by celebrating the 100th birthday of cherished American author Leonard Bernstein, performing music from “West Side Story” and “Candide” amongst the choices. September 15, details at lvphil.org. ALEJANDRO FERNANDEZ The worldwide pop star’s yearly Vegas look during Mexican Independence Day weekend is regularly among the most significant concerts of the year. Expect all the ranchera and Latin pop you can handle from Saturday’s program, in addition to some brand-new reggaeton fusion from his recent album “Rompiendo Fronteras.” September 15, info at mandalaybay.com. KC AND THE SUNSHINE BAND WITH THE TOWN INDIVIDUALS Palace Station is the one Station Casinos home that does not typically use a selection of live home entertainment but that changes on Saturday when disco-era icons KC and The Sunshine Band and the Village Individuals perform to commemorate the casino’s recent renovations. September 15, info at stationcasinoslive.com.

Deorro brings his celebration mix to Marquee Dayclub for Mexican Self-reliance Day weekend

Las Vegas is a perfect musical suitable for Erick Orrosquieta, aka Deorro. The LA-born DJ and producer flourishes versus the background of the Strip clubscape, particularly during a big Vegas weekend like the upcoming Mexican Self-reliance Day holiday when he’s starring at Marquee Dayclub hours prior to the substantial Canelo Alvarez-Gennady Golovkin rematch at T-Mobile Arena.

If just his international audience might be as accepting and party-ready as the Vegas crowd. We signed in with Deorro to discuss his ever-evolving noise and the significance of maintaining imagination in the dance music world.

How long have you been playing Vegas clubs? I think it’s been practically four years currently. I started at Wynn, did a couple of shows with Steve [Aoki] at Hakkasan and after that Marquee picked me up, and it’s been extraordinary. I’ve had more radio-ish releases lately, and that’s assisted a lot with the Vegas crowd, which is a little more on the pop side however also really varied when it comes to EDM. It’s getting blended increasingly more.

You have actually developed so many different type of tracks that you have actually varied audiences with their own expectations. How does that influence your imaginative process? Prior to any song exploded or got any huge acknowledgment, I always tried to do whatever so when it came down to it, I would have more practice and laid the ground to follow up into something that was working. But it type of bit me in the ass, because I was doing Latin stuff, more commercial stuff, bounce tracks and all kinds of things and each track collected its own audience. So that audience is asking for another “Five Hours” or another “Bailar.” But it’s in fact a good problem, because it’s dope to have individuals making requests like that. Now that I have actually ended up being more busy it’s a little tough to keep up, and there are some songs I want to come out before others. However ultimately, I respect the labels and the strategies, and I’m just watching out for exactly what individuals are requesting for. If the audience enjoys, I’m likewise happy. It’s about discovering the balance in that relationship, however actually just to have an audience is the greatest blessing.

Your new single “DFTF” is definitely a crowd-pleaser– a huge fun bounce track. Yeah. I’m just a guy making music and finishing whatever I’m having an enjoyable time making. You cannot call me a hitmaker, and I do not know the formula to a hit. I offer mad props to individuals that know they can go into the studio like, “I’m gon na make a hit today”– people like Calvin Harris and Marshmello who know exactly what it takes. I haven’t been focused on that. However I’ve always played bounce music, and “DFTF” absolutely strikes home more than any other release recently.

What’s following? It looks like I’m putting another album together. I do not like to state I’m making an album, because I don’t want to be working on it and lose my circulation, but that’s what it appears like. No pledges. In the meantime I have a few Latin tracks, one with Elvis Crespo and one with Henry Fong that I’m stired about. Things are coming; it’s simply a matter of time.

DEORRO September 15, 11 a.m., $30-$50. Marquee Dayclub, 702-333-9000.

Glam and choose Wynn Nightlife’s new Own the Night service

Half the enjoyable of heading out is preparing, but putting on a complete face of makeup and getting your hair just right likewise takes a great deal of work. The Wynn Night life group knows this. That’s why it has rolled out a new appeal and styling service that lets visitors take full advantage of the enjoyable part of getting glammed up for the night while getting spoiled by beauty parlor professionals. As if that weren’t enough, the brand-new Own the Night bundle consists of complimentary entry to XS Club, conserving visitors loan in the long run.

“This new treatment provides visitors the chance to put a glamorous and exclusive twist on the standard ladies night out,” states Rochelle Clayton, Director of Wynn and Repetition Hair Salons. “We encourage Own the Night customers to play into the Las Vegas atmosphere and choose an ultra-glamorous look, as our stylists and makeup artists have the capability to carry out whatever the guest desires.”

Start the celebration early with a complimentary glass of champagne before getting an individualized assessment with a hairdresser and makeup artist who will create your dream try to find the evening. Own the Night visitors will then get a custom blowout and a complete makeup application including incorrect eyelashes– that may be worth the $200 package alone.

A service like this can make a Vegas holiday that a lot more unforgettable, however locals can get in on the action too. Nevada homeowners receive 20 percent off and confirmed parking. Yeah, I ‘d call that a radiance up.

The Palazzo concludes a remarkable gambling establishment resort remodelling

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looked really various from today’s variation. Constantly planned to be an upscale, advanced complement to the Venetian, the Palazzo used the required collection of exciting new restaurants, including a seafood concept from acclaimed chef Charlie Trotter, who passed away in 2013. Restaurant Charlie was found at the far northern end of the substantial gambling establishment flooring and was partially obscured by a large escalator assisting guests up to the extended Grand Canal Shoppes. The restaurant amassed rave reviews but closed in the spring of 2010, like other locations in the resort, a victim of the recession. Today, that escalator is gone, and a new-to-Vegas restaurant will finally take control of that void

. Those are just 2 of the numerous remodellings and upgrades that have actually occurred at the Palazzo in current months. “Visitors going back to the Palazzo will discover a noticeable difference in the energy level of the resort,” said president and COO George Markantonis in an announcement last week.” A culmination of nearly two years of work, we have touched almost every aspect of the guest experience. Starting with the casino, which has actually been reimagined from floor to ceiling, and continuing to the resort’s revitalized suites, the Palazzo supplies a fresh approach to Las Vegas luxury.” The casino’s new style elements produce a bright and open feel, including a colorful ribbon installation across the ceiling and brand-new marble pathways cutting through gaming makers and tables influenced by the twin resorts’ classic Italian Renaissance themes. The escalators that might have disrupted the casino’s flow have actually been transferred to the hotel’s grand lobby location. Courtesy The Palazzo The Palazzo’s restorations include changes to its oversized suites. Joining the intimate and tasteful Rosina cocktail bar

are 2 new and distinct offerings: Bar Luca, an accessible gambling establishment bar with

an excellent mixed drink program; and the new Electra Mixed drink Club, an energetic night life experience. In addition to its rum-focused drink offerings and edgy music, Electra dishes out some stimulating visuals including a 40-foot digital display flashing initial art in 70 million pixels and a corner banquette wrapped in a stack of 14-foot” bracelets.”” When I was talking with individuals prior to coming here and finding out a lot about exactly what they were doing, the excellent thing to me was the concentrate on the general experience and how we can take advantage of all the things we have actually discovered

our guests are searching for, “states chief marketing officer Marcy Miles, who concerned Las Vegas from Florida nearly 4 months ago.” It was about bringing innovation to the general experience. Even Bar Luca is not simply a gambling establishment bar, it’s a lovely experience with excellent cocktails and extremely various from Rosina and Electra.” Mott 32, an acclaimed great dining experience based in Hong Kong, is set to open in December because long inactive Palazzo restaurant space, bringing a brand-new Chinese cuisine experience to the Las Vegas Strip. And the resort’s guest suites– the biggest on the Strip– have actually been refreshed with a lighter, brighter aesthetic while maintaining a sense of luxury. “In general, the concept is elevated beauty,” Miles states. “Palazzo has its own identity definitely however that exists within the Venetian. You can stay in [either] hotel tower and get the advantage of both, however the master strategy for the Palazzo is advanced beauty for those who

are looking for that more refined experience. “Ten years later on, the resort has improved its offerings once again.