Murray Sawchuck and wife Chloe Crawford are among several Vegas celebs featured in new TSA videos at McCarran Airport.
According to several sources, including US Weekly, David Blaine was on hand to help U2′s Bono celebrate his 54th birthday earlier this week. Blaine did an underwater stunt, attempting to hold his breath for 10 minutes while smoking an e-cigarette and eating banana.
Yoga instructor and magician’s assistant Sandy Erickson of Huntingdon Valley, PA was the subject of a recent CNN iReport. She jumps boxes for husband Steve Black.
The BJP, which included PC Sorcar Jr among its candidates, scored a landslide victory in the Indian elections. It appears that they were successful enough to rule without forming a coalition (the first time this has happened in India in about three decades), but there is still no official announcement that iTricks can find regarding Sorcar’s bid for a seat in the Lok Sabha.
Don’t forget that David Copperfield will be a part of the season finale of The Amazing Race Sunday night on CBS at 8 PM Eastern, 7 Central.
Posted by Michael on April 30th, 2014
Paranormal illusionist Aidan Sinclair (above) visited WWAY TV in Wilmington, NC last Friday to promote his show. He performs with morning show anchor Ashley Jacobs, who proved to be a great assistant.
Congratulations to Academy of Magical Arts president Neil Patrick Harris for his Tony Award nomination. A past host of the Tony Awards show, Harris was nominated for the Best Performance By An Actor In A Leading Role In A Musical for his role in Hedwig And The Angry Inch. Harris’ nomination was one of the eight nods for Hedwig.
The Branson Tri-Lakes News is reporting that the USDA has filed a complaint against Kirby Van Burch alleging that he has failed to supply the proper medical care for the animals used in his act. This comes on the heels of a lawsuit, also reported in the Tri-Lakes News, which Van Burch’s production company filed against his former theater that states the theater has not turned over all of Van Burch’s property. Among the property named in the suit are props and tigers.
Finally, John Katsilometes of the Las Vegas Sun sat down with Teller to talk about the possibility of The Tempest moving to Broadway. Teller does not commit to saying that the show, which closed in Vegas on Sunday, is heading to New York although he does say “it certainly seems to me to be a much better piece of entertainment than many things I’ve seen on Broadway, and I’ve seen many things on Broadway that were not half as entertaining and rich as this.”
Posted by Michael on April 25th, 2014
Happy birthday to Chloe Crawford, assistant and wife of Murray Sawchuck (who is cutting her in half above). According to Robin Leach in the Las Vegas Sun, she celebrated it with a benefit for AFAN (Aid for AIDS in Nevada). Chloe and Murray are also celebrating the second anniversary of his show at the Tropicana.
Speaking of milestones, John Kaplan is kicking off his 35th Canadian tour. According to the Richmond Review, he specializes in fundraising shows for schools and community groups. You can check out John at his website.
The Times of India reports that magician Jitendra Raghuvir recently completed a 4 kilometer blindfold motorcycle ride through the streets of Pune, a feat which had previously been accomplished by his father and grandfather.