In between browsing the net, geeking out over the Saints schedule and wondering how to work in a joint podcast with Pittsburgh fans Justin Robert Young and Mike Super over the Steelers v Saints game on Halloween and somehow tie it back to magic, I found a few interesting things. Some might call them random links, but not here, oh no. These are BULLETS:
- David Blaine will be a guest for the Richmond Forum, a non-profit organization that brings leaders from the world stage to “expand horizons, stimulate conversation and inspire the community.” Other forum guests include Anderson Cooper, George Church, Neil deGrasse Tyson and Condoleezza Rice. Blaine’s speaking date is April 16, 2011. We really wanted to make fun of the forum for announcing the date a year early, but who are we kidding… if we had an interview scheduled with Blaine next year, we’d do the same thing.
- Finally, the threat of legal action against David Copperfield from an alleged victim of a sexual attack is over. The plaintiff dropped the charges and said she “has had enough,” according to the TMZ folks who find this stuff. We’ll give the link to the story to Dodd Vickers of the Magic Newswire, instead. Because he rocks.
- Robert Downey Jr. may be all in to play the Wizard of Oz in an upcoming prequel directed by Sam Mendes. Buzzsugar said Downey would play an eccentric magician, but the LA Times went into more detail about how the role would be more true to the darker, more complex character that L. Frank Baum wrote.
- Jason Brumbalow, vice president of Ellusionist, discovered the electronica work of Stratos, who has recorded an Ellusionist mix of his song, “Black Ghost.” We like. We spent most of the night raving to this song using our D’Lites. Click here for a sample in iTunes.