Derren Brown visited the Tonight Show last week to read Jimmy Fallon’s mind and hypnotize Questlove… you know you have made it as a magician when you get to mess with The Roots!

A couple of television tidbits start us off this week. The Newnan Times Herald profiles Doc Dixon and KGMI has a piece on John Walton, both appearing on tonight’s episode of The CW’s Penn & Teller: Fool Us. Tomorrow night, Dom Chambers will be on the next live round of NBC’s America’s Got Talent.

So, there is a new film version of David Copperfield set to hit theaters starring Dev Patel (Slumdog Millionaire), an English born actor of Indian descent, as the title character. The film is getting some attention for the daring casting choice, but what brings the film to iTricks is the fact Patel himself has admitted when he first heard of the film he immediately thought of the current Vegas magician!

Finally, STAT ran a terribly fascinating interview with cyborg magician and friend of iTricks Anastasia Synn discussing the realities of her various implants. Everything from the medical risks to how she uses them in her act is covered. You can read it here or listen to the original podcast.