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Episode #1 : Why saw a woman in half? What is the connection between a deck of cards & the calendar. Remote card location.

Episode #2: Espionage, jealousy & murder among magicians. Adam calls his arch nemesis Richard Vegas.

Episode #3:The first aircraft pilot down under was a magician and a live random number challenge via phone.

Episode #4: Bar stunts, Alice Cooper as a magician and magic used in pop concerts.

Thursday
Jun052008

RICKY JAY BREAKS THE BANK!

Variety reports that the Geffen Theater "set a box office record Monday when it sold $62,468 worth of tickets to "Ricky Jay & His 52 Assistants" in a single day." This doubled "the previous high at the West Los Angeles theater: A 2001 production of Conor McPherson's "The Weir" and Jay's 2006 appearance at the theater each did about $30,000 in one day.Variety continues to laud Jay's show by saying, "Jay's show, directed by David Mamet, is considered the fastest sellout in Off Broadway history. His other one-man show, "Ricky Jay: On the Stem," has not played in Los Angeles.
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Thursday
Jun052008

SHWOOD WANTS YOU TO iSCAM iTUNES

Brian Brushwood wants you to help him Bum-Rush the iTunes charts! Via Twitter and also by phone, Brian Brushwood has asked for our help! Starting at 6PM today, Brian asks that everyone subscribe to the Scam School podcast on iTunes. The goal is to see if they can get the show to number one for even a moment. Brian wants you to do it now! If you don't, he's sworn that he'll come to your house and drive a nail up your nose! DO IT!  
Wednesday
Jun042008

SILLY BILLY (DAVID KAYE) CLOWNS AROUND ON THE MAGIC NEWSWIRE

On this edition of the Magic Newswire's Celebracadabra Conversations we are joined by the amazing kid's performer David Kaye, more commonly known as Silly Billy and Doctor Blood. David share his experiences on the set of Celebracadabra and talks about his celebrity student, Lisa Ann Walter. After her elimination on the last episode, the two finalists heading to the finale are Hal Sparks and C Thomas Howell.  Listen to Part 1 of our interview with Silly Billy
Tuesday
Jun032008

THE "CELEBRACADIVA" SPEAKS

This is the second part of our interview with the Celebracadabra "Celebracadiva" Lisa Ann Walter who was eliminated from the show during Episode 6 "Phobia Magic" after a Water Torture Cell Escape. Lisa continues to tell us of her experiences on the set and of the relationships between the various coaches and their students. Our next conversation to be posted here will be and interview with magician David Kaye (aka "Silly Billy") who acted as the coach for Lisa during Celebracadabra and also appeared on the show's original Pilot episode entitled "Celebrity Magic Challenge." Listen to Part 1 of our interview with Lisa Ann Walter Listen to Part 2 of our interview with Lisa Ann Walter video.vh1.com CLICK HERE to watch additional footage not aired during the show!
Tuesday
Jun032008

CELEBRITY MAGIC CHALLENGE CLIP

So.. who were the celebrities? Who were the coaches? Who were the judges? Have a peek at this short clip from the pilot that was to later become Celebrity Magic Challenge and your questions will be answered. Celebrity Magic Challenge from Wizard on Vimeo.
Monday
Jun022008

MNW 060208 - THE PUSSYCAT DOLL & THE FIRE EATER

THE MAGIC NEWSWIRE  - SPECIAL GUESTS: Pussycat Doll Kimberly Wyatt - Kimberly joins the Magic Newswire for a second visit in which she discusses the demonstration of the skills that she learned on Celebracadabra during the MTV Movie Awards in which all of the Dolls successfully levitated while performing their new single "When I Grow Up." Watch the Video in the previously posted article below. Brian Brushwood - Brian is also a second time guest on the show. During this visit, he talks about Scam School & Revision 3, his upcoming appearance at Diggnation LIVE in NYC and Wednesday's performance on the CBS Early Show. CLICK PLAY TO LISTEN TO MNW - 06.02.08 (Subcribe to the "Magic Newswire" via iTunes HERE.) Here is a video of the Pussycat Dolls' Performance on last night's MTV Movie Awards (Kimberly Wyatt is wearing yellow pants) :
 Watch an episode of Brian Brushwood in Scam School here:
Sunday
Jun012008

KIMBERLY WYATT & THE PUSSYCAT DOLLS LEVITATE ON THE MTV MOVIE AWARDS

Watch the Video which has been relocated HERE.
Sunday
Jun012008

PIXAR'S "PRESTO" POSTER PRODUCED

Animation World Magazine may have had a first look at Pixar’s newest creation, "Presto" but the Pixar blog has now revealed the poster. "Presto" will make its debut this summer as an opener for the Pixar animated feature "Wall E" about a robot who finds his true purpose. "Presto" will also be shown at the International Animation Festival in Hiroshima Japan in August. Presto is directed by Doug Sweetland, the animator who’s worked on every Pixar feature up to Ratatouille. The film is tells the story of Presto, the magician and Alec, his rabbit in a hat who plots revenge against the overbearing and cruel magician. While the rabbit in a hat trick brings Presto great fame and fortune, Alec is left to languish in a cage, a carrot just out of reach. Alec is decides not to take Presto’s abuse any longer and rebels giving the magician a taste of his own mean spirited medicine. 
Saturday
May312008

WOMEN IN BOXES IS "A MUST SEE"

The world premiere of Women in Boxes (the only documentary about Magic’s Better half) will take place June 19th and 21st at the Cinevegas film Festival. In his Strip Scribbles Column, Robin Leach says "Its my first special must-view film of the festival."  In addition, the eFilm Critic has posted an interview with reators Harry Pallenberg, Blaire Baron Larsen & Phil Noyes on their website. Go to the website for more information: www.womeninboxes.com. Magician's Assistant Sophie Evans joined Weekend America for an audio interview which you can listen to below:
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