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Criss Angel celebrates birthday with charitable donations, visit to children’s hospital

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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's 42nd Birthday

Criss Angel celebrates his 42nd birthday at the Luxor on Dec. 19, 2009. Launch slideshow »

It’s the ultimate gift of magic for the Christmas season from Luxor headliner and Spike TV “Believe” star Criss Angel. To celebrate his birthday, my spies tell me that Criss 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.

Within his inner circle, Criss also has vowed to raise $1 million in 2014 to donate to kids who are battling cancer. I haven’t reached him yet for the full details of his plan, and since he does a lot of unpublicized charitable deeds, it might not be something he’ll talk about, but I’ll try to pry news of the campaign from him.

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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