The Shanghaiist brings us this video of acrobat turned magician Wang Baohe. His cup work is sweet and is “shrinking bones” act is INSANE.
Rachel vs Guy: Celebrity Cook Off premiered last night on Food Network. Team Rachel’s Penn had a banner night with his fire eating scoring big during the challenge to entertain a Medieval Times audience and his steak going over well, too.
In case you missed this past weekend’s New York Times Sunday Book Review, it was a look at Martin Gardner’s autobiography Undiluted Hocus-Pocus penned by Penn’s partner, magician turned Oscar contender Teller. If your neighbors swiped your copy of the Times again, the piece is available online.
ABC is re-running David Blaine: Real or Magic tomorrow (Wednesday, January at 10 PM Eastern, but in a shortened, one hour form instead of the original 90 minute presentation.
Finally, the Orlando Sentinel is reporting that in a world of multi-million dollar high tech attractions, theme parks such as Universal Studios Florida are still making big money with highly popular old school carnival games such as Whack-A-Mole and ring toss. Something to keep in mind, as it is way cheaper to add carnival games to an entertainment business than it is to build thrill rides with licensed characters!
Posted by Michael on December 20th, 2013
Recent Magic Magazine cover boy Danny Cole is getting ready for a December 28th show with Eric Buss in Tuscon. The Arizona Jewish Post caught up with him for a piece on the importance of his grandparents to his career.
Magician, illusionist or bona fide psychic? Whatever he is, Uri Geller is also turning 67 today. It is also sound engineer, recording artist, producer and magician Alan Parsons’ birthday. You may know him from songs such as “The Eye In The Sky” (featured above) but he is also a Magic Circle member who once worked writing English instructions for Tenyo Magic. He is turning 65.
Recently Robin Leach told us Penn and Teller were helping to get out the word for the United Blood Services annual blood drive. Now he gives us proof (right) that they practice what they preach in his latest Las Vegas Sun column.
A New Zealand film selected for the 25th Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival features a magician and his wife being sought as child abductors. The film does not appear to be an action film and does seem to have some “real” magic (of our non-real kind). Everything We Loved, directed and written by Max Currie, will be featured in the New Voices/New Visions showcase. There is no US release date for the film, but a strong showing at Palm Springs next month may change that rather quickly. There is not an embeddable trailer out yet, but if you are interested you can stream it form the film’s official website.
Posted by Editor on August 19th, 2013
Not at all magic related in the new video for Lady Gaga’s single Applause some magic iconography is used. Also, shell bra. Also, this video is pretty terrifying. Do with it what you will.