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Penn and Teller to make history with renewal at Rio? Plus, Tim and Faith

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Neil Patrick Harris is flanked by Penn & Teller at The Rio.

Penn and Teller's 10th Anniversary

Penn & Teller at the 10th anniversary celebration of Penn & Teller and their new three-year contract at The Rio on Oct. 26, 2010. Launch slideshow »

Tim McGraw and Faith Hill at the Venetian

Faith Hill and Tim McGraw announce their extended engagement at the Venetian on Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2012. Launch slideshow »

It’s no illusion! Congratulations look to be in order mid-month when magic headliners Penn and Teller celebrate their 20th anniversary in Las Vegas. They first performed at Bally's in 1993 and began their run at the Rio in 2001; Jan. 14 marks the 20th-year milestone.

I’m hearing reliable rumors that the two outrageous illusionists will get a massive six-year contract extension to take them through the off-Strip property through Dec. 31, 2018.

When signed, sealed and delivered, it will be one of the longest -- if not the longest -- contract extension in Las Vegas magic showbiz history with a total 25-year headline run. And, incredibly, Teller still hasn’t spoken a word!

Penn Jillette appears on Donald Trump’s upcoming “Celebrity Apprentice: All-Stars” on NBC raising more money for our beloved charity Opportunity Village.

I also am hearing very reliable rumors that The Venetian will soon confirm a contract extension for country superstars Tim McGraw and Faith Hill and their “Soul2Soul.” All are “very happy” with how it’s all worked out, so expect a new deal and dates shortly.

Robin Leach has been a journalist for more than 50 years and has spent the past decade giving readers the inside scoop on Las Vegas, the world’s premier platinum playground.

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