First up is a story that we didn’t quite believe at first… but the video above of Brett Daniels challenging Criss Angel to a MMA fight is legit and from the Las Vegas Review-Journal YouTube page. We aren’t taking sides and iTricks doesn’t even condone this but if anyone needs a trainer or corner man, I’ve got experience. Just sayin’ is all…

Is there going to be a Chinese language, Chinese co-produced Now You See Me spin off? It certainly looks as though that may happen! The Hollywood Reporter details known plans between Lionsgate and Chinese production company Leomus to produce a spin off of Now You See Me specifically for the Chinese market and possibly cooperate on Escape Plan 2, a sequel to the Sylvester Stallone film that I am pretty sure no one in America bothered to go see at the theaters! There is also coverage of the planned production in the Hong Kong website for The Standard (it is in English).

I am by no means an expert on the Chinese film industry, but I have spent a fair amount of time researching and reporting on the Chinese film. I would not be surprised to see not a spin off but a wholesale Chinese language remake, something like the 2011 Chinese version of What Women Want with Andy Lau and Gong Li, which remade the 2000 Mel Gibson/Marisa Tomei film but was marketed in some countries as a sequel. No direct knowledge, just an educated guess as to how this might all play out.

Don’t forget that the Master Magic Summit we reported on last week, the free online magic seminar, starts today! You can stream all of the talks from well known performers free (and purchase access to downloadable versions) at the Master Magic Summit website.

Closer to home (literally, for some of us) the Branson Tri-Lakes News has all the details about Steve Wyrick’s new show at the White House Theater.

Proving that things are the same all over the world, The Shillong Times talks to Karan Singh and finds that men ask the magician to make their wives disappear all the time…

Finally, The Londonist takes a hard look at Impossible in their new review of the West End magic show.