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By Dianne R. Davis
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The 38th Daytime Emmys to be Broadcast June 19 on CBS from the Las Vegas Hilton
Las Vegas Round The Clock Will Cover The Red Carpet

I admit it. I've been watching the “soaps” since a neighbor got me hooked on General Hospital almost 48 years ago. So it is with great pleasure that I share the news that for the second consecutive year, Las Vegas Round The Clock will be on the red carpet meeting the stars of the soaps as well as the nominees and presenters at the Las Vegas Hilton to salute day time television.

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Dianne R. Davis  with Wes Winters
on the red carpet.


I'll be joined by Las Vegas entertainer extraordinaire Wes Winters. Between us, we'll bring readers and viewers a first hand report on the folks who walk the red carpet,the fashions they're wearing, and their comments on this event and day time television.

THE 38TH ANNUAL DAYTIME EMMY® AWARDS will be broadcast Sunday, June 19 (8:00-10:00 PM live ET/delayed PT) from the Las Vegas Hilton on CBS.   This is the second time that the star-studded awards ceremony, celebrating the best in daytime television, will take place in Las Vegas.  For the third year in a row, Associated Television International will be producing the telecast.

We look forward to a fabulous evening of television that will delight, entertain and enlighten," added Ken Ciancimino, Executive Vice President of the Las Vegas Hilton. “We are thrilled that once again the Las Vegas Hilton will host the Daytime Emmys. It is a very special night and we will be adding events that will make the entire weekend memorable.”
Comedian/television personality Wayne Brady has been tapped by CBS to host The Award show. Brady -- the host of CBS' daytime game show “Let’s Make A Deal” -- will share the stage with the best in daytime television. Brady, who's won four Emmys for his self-titled ABC daytime talk show, is a self-professed soap fan, and appeared with his grandmother on a special Mother's Day episode of “The Young & The Restless” in 2004. He hosted the 30th Daytime Emmy Awards in 2003.

Tickets to the show which includes an after show dinner party (in the Hilton Ballroom) are $525 and may be purchased online at www.lvhilton.com or www.vegas.com or by phone at 702-732-5755 or 1-800-222-5361. Special room packages for the event can also be purchased by logging on to www.lvhilton.com or by phone at 702-732-5755 or 1-800-222-5361.


World Series of Poker Announces $1 Million Buy In Tournament to Benefit One Drop

The World Series of Poker has announced a $1 million buy-in tournament to benefit One Drop. One Drop, an initiative Started by Guy Laliberte, founder of Cirque Du Soleil, focuses on supporting access to clean water worldwide. One Drop uses a distinctive approach based on social arts and popular education to raise awareness of water issues. The BIG ONE for ONE DROP poker tournament will raise awareness and funds to provide access to safe water to fight poverty around the world.

The Big One for One Drop will be the largest buy-in and the most significant charity initiative in poker history. The event takes place July 1-3, 2012, at the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. If at least 22 players register, the event will be an official bracelet event of the 2012 WSOP, and the winner will be awarded the first-ever platinum WSOP bracelet. Of the $1 million tournament buy-in, 11.11 percent of each entry will be withheld for One Drop.

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ONE DROP has received commitments from 15 participants thus far. They are: Guy Laliberté, Chair of ONE DROP and Founder of Cirque du Soleil; Bobby Baldwin, four-time WSOP gold bracelet winner and President & CEO City Center Group; Phil Ruffin, Owner, Treasure Island Resort, Las Vegas; poker professionals Patrik Antonius, Gus Hansen, Daniel Negreanu, Johnny Chan, Tom Dwan and Tony Guoga. Quebec’s Casinos and a European group intends to offer satellites as well, plus a prominent businessmen will also join, in addition to Andy Beal.



Players scheduled to participate include Guy Laliberte, president of the board of directors, ONE DROP and founder of Cirque du Soleil, Bobby Baldwin, CEO of MGM-Mirage Resorts, and Phil Ruffin, owner of Treasure Island in Las Vegas. Professional poker players committed to playing the Big One for One Drop include Doyle Brunson, Andy Beal, Patrik Antonius, Gus Hansen, and Tony Guoga.

"We are proud to align the planet's premiere poker event with the foundation created by one of our generation's most creative entrepreneurs, Guy Laliberte, to help make the world a healthier place," said Gary Loveman, Caesar Entertainment Corporation's chairman, president and chief executive officer.

In addition to playing, PokerNews founder Tony G is dedicated to bringing attention to the One Drop organization by encouraging the PokerNews readers to donate with a series of banners that will be visible during the 2011 WSOP.

"One Drop is an extremely intelligent, important charity organization and I'm honored to play a part in giving back. This is a perfect partnership for the WSOP and for poker in general," Tony G said.

Players will begin with three million in starting chips, playing 60-minute levels, with a registration cap of 48 players. If the cap is reached, the prize pool would be over $40 million, and first place would take home a whopping $17 million. The tournament is scheduled to be broadcast on ESPN.

For those players interested -- and with a big enough bankroll to play -- a $50,000 deposit is required to reserve a spot at the table. Final funds will be due 14 days before the event begins on July 1, 2012. Anyone who is 21 or older and has enough to cover the $1 million buy-in is welcome to play.

One Drop’s mission is to fight poverty by providing access to clean water sources around the world. To learn more about their values on water as a human right, sharing the wealth, creativity, and transparency and integrity check them out at www.onedrop.org.


Joyce Chittick in Award Winning Musical "Anything Goes"

What a family! Joyce Chittick is currently appearing in the Broadway revival of "Anything Goes." This week, the musical won a Tony award as best revival of a musical.  Joyce is the bride (of less than a year) of Rick Faugno who plays Frankie Valli in Jersey Boys at the Palazzo. Previously, Chittick was a cast member in the same production.

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Joyce Chittick

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Joyce Chittick (right)
Photo credit: Gary Marnay


It's a cross country marriage, but the couple talk every  day and skype when possible.  Congrats to you Joyce.


Burlesque Hall of Fame

What fun I had meeting this group of ladies from overseas who were in for the Burlesque Hall of Fame weekend.

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Pictured, left to right, Gypsy Charms, Madeleine Rooney, Mitzi von Wofgang and Viva Misadventure.


I bumped into this delightful group at the trendy Cosmopolitan, They were accompanied by the fabulous Yvette Brown, founder of the Cosmopolitan Connection, a networking group of business professionals in unique environments with the emphasis on fun. (cosmopolitanconnections.com)

Viva and Gypsy run the Academy of Burlesque and Cabaret (www.burlesqueandcabaret.com) where they teach at the Burlesque School Milano (www.burlesqueschoolmilano.com) with Mitzi. AcGypsy, she and Viva have been teaching burlesque and cabaret workshops since 2005, and have recently developed Charm School, a company that specialises in providing fun dance-based bachelorette classes across the UK.

Mitzi is Italy’s premier burlesque teacher.  She opened the first burlesque academy in Italy (Milan, and is a tour de force in Italy’s burlesque scene.  Mitzi and Gypsy recently mentored students on Italy’s  The Lady Burlesque programme – a talent show for burlesque on Sky Uno.

Madeleine is a knowledge-transfer specialist with the University of Strathclyde.  She was Gypsy's bridesmaid when she married in Vegas seven years ago and is a keen follower of burlesque.  I know these ladies will be back in the future for more adventures with Yvette. Maybe I'll join them.

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