America’s Got Talent alum Drew Thomas is returning to Atlanta for his second turn working on The Nutcracker. The video above is from last year’s production, but this year’s production will also run at Atlanta’s Fox Theatre from December 6 – 29. Learn more at the Fox Theatre website.

Speaking of America’s Got Talent, all four of the past season’s judges (Heidi Klum, Mel B., Howie Mandel and Howard Stern) will return for the summer 2014 season as will host Nick Cannon. iTricks has been thinking that an enterprising magician should co-found a dance troupe designed specifically to win the show that uses traditional stage illusions (instead of shadowgraphy or black light and electronics) as a hook!

Robin Leach is reporting that Penn Jillette will be competing alongside Florence Henderson, Judy Gold and some guy from The Bachelor as a part of Rachel Ray’s team on the new season of Celebrity Cook Off. Penn was actually a guest on Florence Henderson’s cooking show as well as a judge on the US version of Iron Chef. Facing them will be a team led by Guy Fieri which includes late ’80s pop star Tiffany and early ’90s pop star Vanilla Ice. Penn’s appearance will be on behalf of Opportunity Village, the same charity that benefited from his Celebrity Apprentice appearances.