As promised, we are leading with last night’s AGT performance from Mike Super. Will it be enough to keep him in the competition? What about David and Leeman? Tune in tonight to find out.
Speaking of TV, Justin Willman is heading back to Food Network for another season of Halloween Wars. The spooky themed cake decorating show premieres Sunday, October 5.
Paul Daniels has revealed that he and his wife Debbie had to pass up on Celebrity Big Brother due to the illnesses in the family. He explains fully in a video on his YouTube Channel.
Bob James has re-opened a magic shop in downtown Elmhurst, Illinois. If you are in the area and would like to learn more, visit their website. You gotta love it whenever a new brick and mortar springs up.
Speaking of brick and mortar (and bars), the New York Post was first to report yesterday that David Blaine put on a special magic show for inmates at the Manhattan Detention Complex late last month. He has, of course, included prison performances in his past TV specials, but no mention was made of this being recorded for broadcast. According to the article, some guards were disappointed that the prisoners got the show and not them.
And on that note, news of Blaine’s good deed and our bad segue, we will draw today’s Magic Bulletin to a close.
Posted by Michael on August 27th, 2014
Last night’s live America’s Got Talent show featured not one but two magic acts, thanks to Howie Mandel bringing back Mike Super to join David and Leeman. Super was up first with a departure from his earlier acts, concentrating on magic and (taking Howard Stern’s advice) leaving his spiritual familiar Desmond out of the performance. The magic only act was a hit with the judges, winning over even Mel B., who seemed to be visibly upset with Super after participating in his last appearance (revisit the iTricks coverage here).
David and Leeman stated they decided to focus on Heidi Klum because she was the only judge not to stand after their last performance. What they did was a version of the smash and stab that gave each judge a chance to choose a bag. The judges were positive, although none stood this time. Howard Stern also did mention that he had seen this trick performed many times before, but did say that they do it best.
Since there were two magic acts on last night’s show, we have decided to post David and Leeman’s performance now and bring you Mike Super’s in a bit with today’s Magic Bulletin (although you can catch it on the NBC website now if you can not wait). Speaking of the NBC website, you can still vote there today until noon Eastern time.
Posted by Michael on August 26th, 2014
How much magic is on American TV right now? So much that we have an all TV themed Magic Bulletin today (and bumped some TV mini-series Houdini news into another post)!
Mike Super was eliminated from America’s Got Talent when the judges picked an acrobatic dance squad over him. Thanks to each judge getting to bring back an act, though, Super returns to the competition tonight. According to Super’s hometown paper the Observer-Reporter, Super owes his chance at redemption to Howie Mandel. Super will be on tonight’s episode along with magic duo David and Leeman. Next week will include Mat Franco and Smoothini.
Vegas News is reporting that Murray and Rob Anderson (above, getting attacked by a shark) will be among the contestants on tonight’s episode of Wizard Wars on SyFy. Be sure to watch and cheer on the two former iTricks Magic Week in Review guests.
The Cleveland Plain Dealer’s website has a feature on Rick Smith Jr, magician and card thrower, and his pocking appearance on Stan Lee’s Superhumans. He will be on the September 10th episode of the H2 series; check your local listings.