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October 31, 2014

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Criss Angel post-surgery on Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014.

Criss Angel is ‘resting and doing well’ after three-hour shoulder surgery
Thu, Jan 9, 2014 (2:08 p.m.)
“Believe” at the Luxor magician headliner Criss Angel is “resting and doing well” early today after more than three hours of shoulder surgery. His doctors repaired his right rotator cuff torn in two places and a torn left bicep.
George Strait and Garth Brooks perform during the 2013 Academy of Country Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on Sunday, April 7, 2013.
Celebrity preview: Garth Brooks, Wayne Brady, Tiesto, Fedde Le Grand, L.A. Guns and Steven Wright
Friday, January 3, 2014
After all the excitement of the end of 2013 and the start of 2014, it’s nice to take a quiet break. It’s a two-night engagement after four years of solo performances, but Garth Brooks and his band will provide a glimpse of what we might expect when he hits the road this year.
Criss Angel, with fiancee Sandra Gonzalez, celebrates the fifth anniversary of his Cirque du Soleil show “Believe” at the Luxor on Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013, at a party at Rx Boiler Room in Mandalay Place.
Strip Scribbles: Criss Angel’s shoulder surgery; ‘Top Chef’ Shirley Chung’s double dilemma
Thursday, December 19, 2013
It’s the one magic trick Criss Angel can’t pull off by himself. In advance of next month’s surgery, his MRI examinations revealed three serious tears in his right shoulder and bicep and an unexpected, unknown tear in his left shoulder.
Criss Angel, with Maestro and Nathan Burton, celebrates the fifth anniversary of his Cirque du Soleil show “Believe” at the Luxor on Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013, at a party at Rx Boiler Room in Mandalay Place.
Criss Angel celebrates birthday with charitable donations, visit to children’s hospital
Wednesday, December 18, 2013
To celebrate his birthday, my spies tell me that Criss Angel donated $100,000 to local charities, visited a children’s hospital on Tuesday to perform tricks for patients and today throws a Make-a-Wish Foundation Christmas party.
Randy Couture puts Criss Angel in a choke hold on Angel’s Spike TV series “Believe.”
Criss Angel reveals new Luxor show to run during rehab for shoulder surgery
Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Shoulder surgery that Strip illusionist Criss Angel faces in January has led him to create a show to take the place of “Believe” at Luxor during his February and March rehabilitation therapy.
Criss Angel, with Maestro and Nathan Burton, celebrates the fifth anniversary of his Cirque du Soleil show “Believe” at the Luxor on Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013, at a party at Rx Boiler Room in Mandalay Place.
Strip Scribbles: Criss Angel’s ‘Believe’ finale on Spike; Fizz at Caesars opens; record toy drive
Tuesday, December 10, 2013
After 10 one-hour specials with 120 illusions and demonstrations, Luxor headliner magician Criss Angel brings his Season 1 of “Believe” on Spike to an incredible and emotional finale tonight.
Criss Angel, with Maestro and Nathan Burton, celebrates the fifth anniversary of his Cirque du Soleil show “Believe” at the Luxor on Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013, at a party at Rx Boiler Room in Mandalay Place.
Criss Angel takes three passengers on the rides of their lives on ‘Believe’
Tuesday, December 3, 2013
Tonight’s episode of Criss Angel’s hit Spike TV series “Believe” is one scary ride for at least three fans who agree to let the “Mindfreak” magician drive them blindfolded from Henderson to the Strip.
Randy Couture puts Criss Angel in a choke hold on Angel’s Spike TV series “Believe.”
Criss Angel gets all choked up for his Spike TV series ‘Believe’
Tuesday, November 26, 2013
To prepare for the filming of tonight’s Spike TV episode of Luxor headliner-magician Criss Angel’s double-straight-jacket stunt in New York’s Times Square, Criss brought in mixed-martial arts legend Randy Couture to strengthen his stamina.
David Blaine, left, with Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul on Blaine's ABC special "Real or Magic."
A war of wizards: Criss Angel and David Blaine duel with rival TV shows
Tuesday, November 19, 2013
Tonight’s television is a true clash of the champions of conjuring, a sizzling showdown of sleight-of-hand sensations. Criss Angel and David Blaine make it a war of wizards in head-to-head magicians’ mayhem.
Criss Angel’s “Believe” on Spike TV.
Criss Angel’s intense focus is something to ‘Believe’
Thursday, November 7, 2013
Criss Angel has weathered a rough start, illness and injury to propel the success of "Believe" onstage at Luxor and, now, on TV.
Jay Farber, 29, a Las Vegas VIP Host from Santa Barbara, Calif., competes during the final table of the World Series of Poker $10,000 buy-in, no-limit Texas Hold 'Em tournament at the Rio on Monday, Nov. 4, 2013.
Strip Scribbles: 2013 WSOP, Celine Dion, Criss Angel and Shaquille O’Neal
Tuesday, November 5, 2013
At some point tonight, Las Vegas poker players Jay Farber and Ryan Riess will divide up nearly $13.5 million, but only one will walk away with the $500,000 2013 World Series of Poker bracelet.
Criss Angel, with Maestro and Nathan Burton, celebrates the fifth anniversary of his Cirque du Soleil show “Believe” at the Luxor on Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013, at a party at Rx Boiler Room in Mandalay Place.
Criss Angel celebrates fifth anniversary of ‘Believe’ at Luxor with show and after-party
Thursday, October 31, 2013
Criss Angel toasted to never missing one of his 2,100 performances during the first five years of his show. I joined artist Michael Godard and actress beauty Joan Severance backstage where Criss told me that his new series on Spike TV is a huge ratings winner.
Ashley Monroe, Angaleena Presley, Miranda Lambert, Shania Twain, Kelly Clarkson, Faith Hill and Reba McEntire backstage after Twain's "Still the One" at The Colosseum in Caesars Palace on Saturday, April 6, 2013.
Strip Scribbles: Kelly Clarkson tapes Christmas special at Venetian; hat trick for Shirley Chung on ‘Chef’?
Wednesday, October 30, 2013
Christmas comes a little early this year on the Strip thanks to Kelly Clarkson. Her new — and first —Christmas album, “Wrapped in Red,” was released Tuesday in plenty of time for holiday shopping, but fans will get her first live performances from it tonight at the Venetian.
Guy Laliberte and Criss Angel arrive on the blue carpet for Cirque du Soleil's "One Night for One Drop" at Hyde Bellagio on Friday, March 22, 2013.
Criss Angel reflects on five years of ‘Believe’ and reveals new project ‘Wymzkal’
Wednesday, October 30, 2013
Despite serious injuries and an around-the-clock work schedule, including two TV series, magician Criss Angel has never missed one of his more than 2,100 shows in the five years since he launched Cirque du Soleil’s “Believe” at the Luxor.
Criss Angel in Times Square in New York for his Spike TV series “Believe.”
Has Criss Angel gone too far in his attempt to raise the dead on Spike TV’s ‘Believe’?
Tuesday, October 29, 2013
Criss’s incredible levitation of legendary NBA giant Shaquille O’Neal 60 feet above the ground lightens the Spike TV telecast, but Criss knows that he’s certain to face criticism, outrage and scrutiny for his off-kilter activity with a day-old cadaver.

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