Criss Angel: Hollywood Playboy?

When a men’s magazine says it, it has to be true. All of the buzz that Criss Angel has gotten for his connections to various starlets has finally forced a mainstream media organization to ask the question: are magicians chick magnets?

According the The Gadabout, a blog run by Details magazine, the answer is “quite possibly.” The author gets quotes from Penn Jillette, Jim Steinmeyer, Mystery and even Pixie’s drummer David Lovering to build his case that girls may not be repulsed by a man who can back palm.

So lock your cynicism about magicians in an airtight, transparent box, right next to your dog-eared copy of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. And allow yourself to believe, for a careless second, that a floppy-coiffed guy from Lawng Island can hover 500 feet above the Luxor in a beam of searing xenon light that neither incinerates him nor smudges his mascara. Because if using your illusion can get you laid, then you really do have to believe in magic.

Sure the piece pays uses it’s fair share of puns but kudos to author Steve Kandell for avoiding the term “magic wand” in an article about sex appeal and magic. Yes gents, the tide of public opinion may be turning on this venerable craft even if it’s just in a blog run by Details magazine.