"Rio magician headliners Penn & Teller know how to keep busy.
On the heels of Teller’s new side gig, Penn Jillette has signed on to host a new hidden-camera show for the Travel Channel.
The network announced today that it has green lit production for “Street Cred,” an original pilot that follows Penn as he scours the country for America’s best street performers. The magician, comedian and former street performer will team up with undercover experts to seek out the show’s unwitting contestants through hidden cameras, rewarding the best with a $10,000 tip.
The half-hour pilot is produced by High Noon Entertainment and was green lit along with two other pilots…”
Christopher Stevens and the UK’s MailOnline have their own ideas about the validity of David Blaine’s tv special, shown in the UK last night. Spikes through the hand? Did Houdini actually get locked in a bathroom?
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Magic News is pleased to report that David Copperfield is getting married. He gave an exclusive interview and photo shoot to HELLO! magazine….
“Once famed for dating the world’s most beautiful women – he dated Claudia Schiffer for six years in the 1990s – he now plays all that down with an "Oh, that was a long time ago. Now I’m engaged and in a committed relationship with Chloe in my mind and my heart.”
And Chloe is clearly just as enamoured of her beau. “I’m so lucky to have found David,” she says. “There are very few people in the world like him. He’s spent more than 30 years at the top of his profession. He’s achieved some extraordinary things.
"People come up to him, tell him they admire him, that he’s a role model for them – and he just smiles, because he’s truly modest. It’s as if he doesn’t realise how smart he is, the talent that he has.”
Few are as dedicated to their art as David, who having grossed over $4 billion is the most successful solo entertainer in history. But it’s not all about the money. “The greatest compliment I receive is when my magic inspires people to go for their dreams – to make magic with their own lives,” he tells us… Read More
Albert Einstein is one of five people I would have for dinner, assuming I could have ANY five gentlemen from history past. I have long been a fan of THE mind of the 20th century. I was intrigued by both his ability to think far outside the box, and do so while maintaining his quirky style and personality. Some ‘minds’ become reclusive and introverted… not Albert.
‘On a Beam of Light: The Story of Albert Einstein’ is not magical in the sense that magic is the reason for this site. Instead, it is magical in it’s style, magical in it’s illustrations ( Vladimir Radunsky ), and magical in it’s ability to give us insight into the life of a man history may deem the most important of our lifetime.. and do so in a simplistic and entertaining way.
To quote Maria Popova’s story in BRAIN PICKINGS – The story begins with Albert’s birth — a beautiful but odd baby boy who turns one and doesn’t say a word, turns two, then three, and nary a word. Instead, he “just looked around with his big curious eyes,” wondering about the world. His parents worried that there might be something wrong, but loved him unconditionally. And then:
“One day, when Albert was sick in bed, his father brought him a compass — a small round case with a magnetic needle inside. No matter which way Albert turned the compass, the needle always pointed north, as if held by an invisible hand. Albert was so amazed his body trembled.
Suddenly, he knew there were mysteries in the world — hidden and silent, unknown and unseen. He wanted, more than anything, to understand those mysteries…”