How does a mentalist pull off his biggest tricks? INSIDE EDITION is finding out. Oz Pearlman, who has been shocking TV audiences with incredible feats of mental telepathy since appearing on America’s Got Talent last season, agreed to hit the streets of New York with IE. We also met with Penn and Teller who revealed how they pull off a mentalist trick right in front of our eyes. Watch the video at:
One of the big movie surprises of 2013 was “Now You See Me,” a movie in which a charismatic magician named Atlas (Jesse Eisenberg) led a team of illusionists in a heist. The film generated $350 million in global box-office earnings, more than four times its production budget. And while the movie may have had massive plot holes, audiences didn’t seem to mind.
After all, it was about magic. And everybody loves magic. In fact, so many people love magic that a sequel, “Now You See Me 2,” is headed for theaters in June.
Another element that likely attracted audiences to the movie was the Las Vegas setting, which itself is host to the largest collection of magic acts in the country. Magic shows continue to be so popular that Vegas has no fewer than 11 major acts right now, including David Copperfield, Penn & Teller, and a Criss Angel show with Cirque du Soleil called Believe. Angel, according to a recent Bloomberg story, earns approximately $70 million — million — a year from his magic ventures. Read more and watch videos at:
MAGIC NEWS has learned that the How I Met Your Mother and Buffy the Vampire Slayer actress Alyson Hannigan has signed on to host season 3 of the CW series.. Penn & Teller’s FOOL US…
Formerly hosted by Jonathan Ross, the new season is set to premiere in the summer on the CW.
To quote the Hollywood Reporter:
This is one of Hannigan’s first TV gigs since How I Met Your Mother wrapped in 2014, and her biggest commitment following the nine-year comedy. Her other appearances include a guest role on CBS’ The McCarthys and appearances on NBC’s Hollywood Game Night. She is repped by APA and McKuin Frankel.
“My oldest daughter and I are huge fans of the show, so I am so excited to be hosting a program our whole family can watch together,” said Hannigan. “Not to mention, Penn & Teller are genius entertainers, so any opportunity to work with them is amazing. And, of course, I’ve always wanted to play Vegas!”
Added Jillette: “Teller and I are big fans of Alyson. She is talented, smart and funny. We are so happy that she’s joining us as host this season. She has promised us that she loves magic and can’t get enough. She’d better not be bluffing, because we’re going to give her more than enough.”
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Are you a fan of Penn and Teller? Well, from now till the first of the year fans will have the opportunity to donate blood and receive free tickets to their show.
For the past 15 years, the Rio hotel-casino headliners have partnered with United Blood Services to remind people of the need for blood donations during the Christmas and New Year seasons.
Fans who donate blood now through Friday, Jan. 1 will receive two complimentary tickets to Penn and Teller’s Las Vegas show. The vouchers can be used any time, except Saturdays, through July 31, 2016.
United Blood Services is located at: 6930 W. Charleston Blvd., Las Vegas
Also, donations are accepted at these two locations…
4950 W. Craig Rd.
Las Vegas, NV 89130
601 Whitney Ranch Dr. Bldg. D, Suite 20
Henderson, NV 89014