New Miss Nevada came to Las Vegas to teach

The new Miss Nevada Katherine Kelley moved to Las Vegas from Kentucky last year with the goal of teaching math to grade-school students.

Entering the Miss Nevada pageant competition for the first time has changed the equation.

She will be representing Nevada for the next year.

She’s no pageant-hopper. “No, no, no,” Kelley said. “I came here to teach.”

Kelley, 23, has been attending UNLV as a master’s student. Representing Summerlin, her talent was classical piano.

Her platform was “Every Day Counts: Improving Public School Attendance.”

First runner-up was Bailey Gumm, Miss Truckee Meadows.

The Miss Congeniality award went to Sydney Nelson, who completed as Miss Mount Rose. She’s from Reno.

The event was held at Reynolds Hall inside The Smith Center for the Performing Arts for the first time.

A new administration was in charge of the state competition after a controversy-filled 2014. Clint Holmes and Kelly Clinton emceed the event.

MEDIA UPDATE

Las Vegas attorney Bob Massi has been in negotiations to get his own show on Fox News. He’s been a contributor and correspondent for Fox for a number of years. He started his TV career by offering legal advice on KLAS-TV, Channel 8. …

Bob Stoldal is back in the news business after years of helping run local TV stations. He has signed a deal to be a news adviser to KNPR, develop programming and beef up their content. He’s also pursuing another passion: the mob’s history in Las Vegas. He’s presenting two mob-centric films — “Captive City” on Wednesday and “711 Ocean Drive” on July 14 — at the mob noir film series at the Mob Museum. “Captive City” was directed by Robert Wise, who went on to direct “Sound of Music.” Also being shown: “Dark City” and “Hoodlum Empire.” Community leaders refused to allow filming of “Captive City” in Las Vegas. It was in 1950, Stoldal said, and they thought the story line would “give Las Vegas a bad name.” The studio, however, was able to get permission to film at the then-Boulder Dam. …

Las Vegas resident Mark Richards launches his weekly game show on KDWN-AM 720 from 1-2 p.m. today. He has hosted the same concept in Cleveland, San Diego, Los Angeles and Portland. Listeners compete for the opportunity to win $50 dinner certificates to area restaurants and getaways. In 1982, he and Alex Trebek were finalists to host a TV game show called “Starcade,” which aired on Ted Turner’s superstation WTBS. Turner had both finalists shoot a pilot. Turner chose Richards. Trebek was unemployed at the time. Richards went on to host the first 23 weekly half-hour shows before being replaced by Geoff Edwards. “If Turner had chosen Alex to host ‘Starcade’ it might have hampered his chance to host ‘Jeopardy,’ ” Richards said. Trebek has hosted “Jeopardy” since 1984.

THE SCENE AND HEARD

Celebrity agent Bruce Merrin and Danny Tarkanian are teaming up to get a feature film about UNLV coaching icon Jerry Tarkanian produced. Merrin, best known for booking celebrity speakers, used his connections to get a movie role for Tark in “Honeymoon in Vegas,” which co-starred James Caan, Nicolas Cage and Sarah Jessica Parker. Merrin has reached out to Caan, who befriended Tark, in an effort to get the ball rolling. …

I hear some big Hollywood names were holding their breaths about how far Holly Madison would go in her tell-all book about her years in the Playboy Mansion. Plenty of young stars-in-the-making were regulars at the orgies at the Mansion a few decades ago. …

Prop comic Joe Trammel, who stars in “X Comedy” (Flamingo), has added a Caitlyn Jenner skit to his show. It involves a sausage joke that’s certain to invite public wrath.

SIGHTINGS

Kris Versteeg of the Stanley Cup-winning Chicago Blackhawks, with a group of 18 celebrating his brother’s bachelor party at Encore Beach Club (Wynn). … At Bob Anderson’s “Frank: The Man, The Music” (Palazzo) on Thursday night: Hollywood heavyweights Jeff Sagansky, former president of entertainment at NBC and CBS, and Harry Sloan, chairman of Kirk Kerkorian’s MGM Studios from 2005 to 2009, with former Las Vegas dealmaker Joey Battig. Also there: Clint Holmes and Pia Zadora, who danced at her seat for most of the show. … Dr. Drew Pinsky of “Celebrity Rehab” at Drai’s Beach Club (Cromwell) on Friday. … Ralph Macchio of “Karate Kid” fame, spotted at Surrender Nightclub (Wynn) on Friday.

THE PUNCH LINE

“Former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger said this week that marriage counseling is the biggest mistake he’s ever made. Though unless he got the marriage counselor pregnant, I don’t think that’s true.” — Seth Meyers

Norm Clarke’s column appears Sunday, Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Reach him at 702-383-0244 or norm@reviewjournal.com. Find more at www.normclarke.com. Follow @Norm_Clarke on Twitter.

ad-high_impact_4
Entertainment
Skybar at Waldorf Astoria lets you sip your way through Las Vegas history
Skybar At Waldorf Astoria Lets You Sip Your Way Through Las Vegas History (Janna Karel Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Ultimate Belgium Waffle Sundae at Lavo
Lavo at the Palazzo serves a 16-scoop ice cream sundae that costs $800. (Rochelle Ricahrds, Janna Karel/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
A New Zip Line Is Opening On The Las Vegas Strip
A New Zip Line Is Opening On The Las Vegas Strip (Janna Karel lLas Vegas Review-Journal)
You'll need a keen eye to find this secret bar on the Las Vegas Strip
You'll need a keen eye to find this secret bar on the Las Vegas Strip (Janna Karel Las Vegas Review-Journal)
"The Lion King" roars into Las Vegas
New music club 172 brings loud luxury to Las Vegas
New music venue at the Rio brings rock ’n’ roll and food together at intimate club. K.M. Cannon/Las Vegas Review-Journal
Fans fear for Zak Bagans’ safety in Las Vegas Halloween TV special
Fly Linq zip line time lapse
Fly Linq zip line timelapse
Shaq opens Las Vegas restaurant, Big Chicken
Shaq opens Las Vegas restaurant, Big Chicken
Robert Deniro And Chef Nobu Talk About The Success Of Nobu
Robert Deniro And Chef Nobu Talk About The Success Of Nobu (Al Mancini Las Vegas Review-journal)
Nevada Ballet Theatre rehearses for "Dracula" at The Smith Center
Nevada Ballet Theatre rehearses for "Dracula" at The Smith Center (Janna Karel/ Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Downtown Summerlin hosts its annual Festival of Arts
People crowd to Downtown Summerlin for the 23rd annual Summerlin Festival of Arts in Las Vegas, Sunday, Oct. 14, 2018. (Caroline Brehman/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Bellagio, MGM Resorts International’s luxury hotel turns 20
The more than 3,000-room Bellagio hotel is situated on the site of the former Dunes Hotel. The Dunes was imploded in 1993, and construction of the Bellagio started in 1996. It cost $1.6 billion to build, making it the most expensive hotel in the world at the time. The Bellagio was former Wynn Resorts Ltd. Chairman and CEO Steve Wynn’s second major casino on the Strip after The Mirage. MGM Resorts International acquired the property from Steve Wynn in 2000. (Tara Mack/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Recycled Art and Cute Dogs at Summerlin Festival Of Arts
Recycled Art, Cute Dogs Abound At Summerlin Festival Of Arts (Janna Karel Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Bellagio Patisserie Creates Life-size Sculpture Of 20th Anniversary Of Cirque Du Soleil Show
Bellagio Patisserie Creates Life-size Sculpture Of 20th Anniversary Of Cirque Du Soleil Show (Janna Karel/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
10 Most Iconic Moments At The Bellagio Fountains
10 Most Iconic Moments At The Bellagio Fountains (Janna Karel/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Jason Aldean talks about the possibility of a Las Vegas residency
Country superstar Jason Aldean discusses his feelings about playing in Las Vegas and says he'd be interested in a Las Vegas residency when the time is right at the iHeart Radio Music Festival in Las Vegas on September 21, 2018.(John Katsilometes/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Block 16 Urban Food Hall Serves Favorite Foods From Across The US
Block 16 Urban Food Hall Serves Favorite Foods From Across The US (Janna Karel Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Benny the Skating Dog could be the next Golden Knights on-ice entertainment
Benny the Skating Dog could be the next Golden Knights on-ice entertainment (Janna Karel Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Who To Watch At Life Is Beautiful
Life Is Beautiful Setup
Workers preparing Fremont street for this weekend's Life is Beautiful festival, on Wednesday, September 19, 2018. Mat Luschek/Las Vegas Review-Journal
The 46th annual Greek Food Festival will feed 25,000 people in Las Vegas
Madame Tussauds Has The Newest VR Experience On The Strip
Madame Tussauds Has The Newest VR Experience On The Strip. (Janna Karel Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Zia Records Move
Zias Records is moving from its Sahara Avenue and Arville Street location to a bigger store. (Mat Luscheck/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Students At The International Contortion Convention In Las Vegas Learn How To Bend And Twist Their Bodies
Students At The International Contortion Convention In Las Vegas Learn How To Bend And Twist Their Bodies. (Janna Karel Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Video from Fertitta wedding Sep. 1
video from @wedstagrams of Fertitta wedding at Red Rock Resort
You Can Get Vegan Unicorn Toast In Downtown Las Vegas
You Can Get Vegan Unicorn Toast In Downtown Las Vegas (Janna Karel Las Vegas Review-Journal)
TOP NEWS
News Headlines
Add Event
Home Front Page Footer Listing
Circular
You May Like

You May Like