Quick hits: Angel to Disneyland, Jay can’t catch a break, Card art featured, Blaine in trailer

December 17th, 2008 | Joe Hadsall | Filed Under Criss Angel, David Blaine, General

Welcome to a video-heavy edition of the quick hits.

  • This isn’t very newsworthy, except for how this is a story from a Vegas paper that DOESN’T diss Criss. The Las Vegas Sun reported that Criss Angel has never been to Disneyland — until today. “Madifreak” — Angel and new galpal Holly Madison — hit the popular tourist destination Wednesday and took in all the rides, got ears, all that. Angel and Disneyland… we’d love to see a collaboration between the Mindfreak and “It’s a Small World.” ANYWAY… The trip kicks off a birthday weekend celebration for the new couple.
  • Joshua Jay can’t catch a break. The New York magician is making the publicity rounds in support of his new book, “Magic, The Complete Course.” He opens with a slick wine bottle production, and is asked how it’s done. When Jay declines to answer, Kathie Lee Gifford grills him, “But you wrote a book on magic!” The same thing happened to Jay in this interview, only CNN’s Naamua Delaney didn’t hit on Jay like Gifford does. Enjoy:

  • Card sculptures and card-inspired art, including the incredible work of Brian Berg (featured in video below), are featured in this post from WebUrbanist. Our favorite is the card collage by Lisa Curtis. But we’re not sure if the queens in Richard Colman’s art are puking rainbows or eating them.

  • If you haven’t seen it yet, David Blaine makes an appearance in the trailer for the new movie, “The Great Buck Howard,” about a mentalist’s return to the spotlight and the gopher who becomes fascinated with his magic. It stars John Malkovich, Colin Hanks and Emily Blunt.


  1. Rich Ferguson on:

    I have not performed for Kathie Lee Gifford, but she seems like she doesnt have an attention span and she needs to be the center of attention at all times. Good job Joshua not freaking out. I know some great ways of handling people like that which might not have played well on tv;) Pain in the butt! Great job on CNN! Kudos to Mr. Jay… looks like a nice book.