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November 24, 2015

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Photo: Casino Entertainer of the Year award winners Penn
Photos: G2E’s Casino Entertainment Awards honor Penn & Teller, Jerry Lewis
Thursday, October 1, 2015
Hard Rock Hotel:
Magic duo and Rio headliners Penn & Teller were named Casino Entertainers of the Year on Wednesday night at the Global Gaming Expo’s third-annual Casino Entertainment Awards at Vinyl in the Hard Rock Hotel.
Photo: Criss Angel, The Amazing Johnathan and Anastasia S
‘It’s getting so frustrating and ridiculous to Criss Angel that people are blatantly taking his stuff’
Wednesday, September 30, 2015
Criss Angel told Britain’s Celebrity Radio Exclusively that he intends to sue “Britain’s Got Talent” magician Darcy Oake after one of his “stolen” illusions aired. Criss told CRE: “A total rip-off stolen for the show. They might as well have come in my house and stolen my TVs.”
Photo: Lance Burton and Gabriella Versace arrive on the r
Photos: Five years in the making, Lance Burton’s ‘Billy Topit’ premieres at Palms
Tuesday, September 29, 2015
“Billy Topit: Master Magician” is an adorable double tale of how a kids’ party magician uses his skills to thwart a team of bumbling bad guys cheating cards in a poker game and simultaneously win the girl of his dreams who winds up as his magic assistant.
Photo: Jason Tenner and Jennifer Romas perform in
Two knockout Las Vegas shows: ‘Purple Reign,’ ‘Intoxicating Magic’
Tuesday, September 22, 2015
Jason Tenner, who stars in his Prince tribute show “Purple Reign” at Westgate Las Vegas, has added Kelly O’Donnell as his lead dancer and Vanity 6 dancer Lisa Cannon to his all girl-lineup with Brina C. in the role of Vanity/Apollonia.
Photo: Olivia Newton-John makes her official Las Vegas ar
Strip Scribbles: Jon Taffer, Olivia Newton-John, Wayne Newton, Kerry Simon, Jeff Civillico
Thursday, September 17, 2015
Las Vegas:
As hometown “Bar Rescue” host Jon Taffer nears 100 episodes of his Spike TV series and returns with new episodes in Season 4 on Oct. 4, Spike has signed a “first-look” deal with him to develop new programs with compelling content.
Photo: Hakkasan celebrates resident DJ Tiestos Grammy Awa
Tonight in L.V.: Mat Franco TV viewing, Tiesto, Sammy Ladeki, Tony Sacca
Thursday, September 17, 2015
Las Vegas:
Longtime Las Vegas entertainer Tony Sacca will be recognized with the 23rd star on the Las Vegas Strip on the sidewalk outside Mon Ami Gabi at Paris Las Vegas. DJ Tiesto is at Hakkasan in MGM Grand.
Photo: Linq Hotel headliner magician Mat Franco.
Photos: Linq headliner Mat Franco says, ‘I’m here today because of my grandmother’
Wednesday, September 16, 2015
The whirlwind rise to fame and fortune continues for “America’s Got Talent” magician champion Mat Franco on Thursday when his 2-hour NBC special airs. Mat, 27, was excited to give me a preview of the TV show.
Photo: The Supernaturalists by Criss Angel.
Strip Scribbles: Criss Angel stunt goes awry again; Kerry Simon celebration of life
Tuesday, September 15, 2015
Las Vegas:
Las Vegas comedy magician and escape artist Spencer Horsman found himself in serious trouble today when his Houdini escape from a suspended Plexiglas “coffin” filled with 100 gallons of water went awry for the second time.
Photo: The Supernaturalists by Criss Angel.
Strip Scribbles: Spencer Horsman, Criss Angel, Ben Vaughn, Michael Boychuck, Tony Sacca
Monday, September 14, 2015
Las Vegas:
Las Vegas resident magician Spencer Horsman will attempt a death-defying stunt on a New Jersey street Tuesday that nearly killed him when he rehearsed it for the opening of Criss Angel’s “The Supernaturalists” at Foxwoods Resort Casino over the summer.
Photo: Planet Hollywood headliner magician Murray Sawchuc
Ex-‘Fantasy’ star Chloe Crawford pulls disappearing act from Murray Sawchuck
Monday, September 14, 2015
The growing rumors of a marital breakup between Planet Hollywood’s comedy magician headliner Murray Sawchuck and his topless dancer English beauty Chloe Crawford proved true Friday afternoon when they filed divorce papers downtown.
Photo: Magician Lance Burton, second from left, and his d
Q+A: Legendary Lance Burton discusses new film ‘Billy Topit’
Thursday, September 10, 2015
Master magician Lance Burton told me, “It’s my first feature film, so I had to learn as I was going along. We basically shot this movie part time. We were shooting maybe one day a week, one day a month depending on scheduling and where we could find locations.”
Photo: Tianna Scartabello, Americas Got Talent Season 9 w
Magician Mat Franco headlines at Linq Hotel, lets audience guide shows
Sunday, September 6, 2015
You couldn’t conjure up a better script for Hollywood — and for Mat Franco, the impish winning magician on the most recent “America’s Got Talent” on NBC, it has become far more than just a reality-TV show. It has become his real life.
Photo: Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman points to the Mann
A trickle of notes from The D Las Vegas, Penn Jillette and future of ‘Baz’
Wednesday, September 2, 2015
If you are Derek Stevens or Greg Stevens, urine luck. Manneken Pis is a great complement to the Long Bar inside The D Las Vegas downtown, for one obvious reason …
Photo: Mat Franco
Challenge for Mat Franco is to really ‘reinvent’
Monday, August 24, 2015
The most recent champion of “America’s Got Talent,” the 27-year-old Mat Franco celebrated his grand opening Friday night at the Linq Hotel. The room was packed with ...
Photo: Murray Sawchuck and Chloe Crawford.
Murray Sawchuck, wife Chloe host ‘Beggin’ For Magic’ for Friends For Life
Thursday, August 13, 2015
Guest Columnist:
My wife Chloe from “Fantasy” at the Luxor and I are huge animal advocates, as we have rescued three dogs recently, and we fell in love with Friends For Life Humane Society, where we rescued the dogs. They are a no-kill shelter.

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