Archive for the 'News' Category

Jen Kramer, Ricky Jay and the CIA [Magic Bulletin]

Posted by Michael on October 20th, 2021

TMZ reported last night Johnathan Goodwin has suffered multiple broken bones in both legs as well as cuts and burns to his face.

The video above, from Jonathan’s YouTube page, shows the escape artist is happier (and sillier) times.

Jonathan Goodwin Hospitalized After Stunt Goes Wrong

Posted by Michael on October 18th, 2021

Jonathan “The Daredevil” Goodwin was injured in an accident on the set of the new NBC series America’s Got Talent Extreme. The video above, from Access, does not show the accident nor will iTricks share any videos supposedly showing the incident. According to Deadline production on the series has been paused indefinitely. There has not been, at time of writing, official word of Goodwin’s condition beyond the fact he is hospitalized.

I think we will be pausing iTricks for the rest of the day… It just somehow does not seem right to enjoy any magic performances right now.

Louisville’s Caufield’s Novelty No Longer For Sale

Posted by Michael on October 14th, 2021

Good news for Caufield’s Novelty in Lousville; the business is no longer for sale. The shop, which has been up for sale for a couple of years, has seen so much support from the community they no longer feel the need to down-size. This WDRB report concentrates on Halloween, as you may imagine this time of year, but the brick and mortar has been a magic retailer as well.

Criss Angel Raiders Pregame, Free Vanish [Magic Bulletin]

Posted by Michael on October 11th, 2021

From the Raiders’ YouTube page comes this clip featuring the Criss Angel escape at the open of yesterday’s game versus Chicago.

Vanish Magazine is offering a free download of the current issue (featuring Mike Caveney) for a limited time. Check it out over at their website.

First Dater Luke Lenihan With Mayweather

Posted by Michael on October 7th, 2021

The video above is about four years and features Luke Lenihan performing for boxer Floyd Mayweather. Why post it now? Simple, I couldn’t find any footage of Luke on the E4 show First Dates, but he is getting a bit of attention after a recent appearance on the show. According to Yorkshire Live,/em> he may have even made a “love connection.”

The Big Deal, Podcasts And Liberty Magic [Magic Bulletin]

Posted by Michael on October 6th, 2021

Let’s start with podcasts, shall we? Joshua Jay was Larry Wilmore’s most recent guest on his podcast, which you can listen to here. If you are looking for a little more magic history, try this podcast on the life of Esme Levante from Australia’s ABC.

The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review has a feature on Chris Capehart as he plays the Liberty Magic; the article also previews upcoming performers.

Finally, the Irish Mirror talks to Paul Gleason about how a horrible accident led to his career today. That is him above in the the semi-finals of the Irish competition series The Big Deal a few days ago.