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David BlaineDavid Blaine performing card magic for his fans while hanging upside-down in New York City. Blaine began his "Dive Of Death" stunt on Monday September 22 at 8:30am where he plans on hanging upside-down at the Wollman Rink in Central Park for 60 hours. During a live segment of his ABC special on the 24th he plans on plunging from his suspension -- hopefully not to his death as the title suggests. (9/22/08: Photo by Rene Clement).

David Blaine news:

Hanging Upside Down, David Blaine Risks Health - ABC News
The magician's latest stunt, called the "Dive of Death," began 8:30 this morning as he was hoisted into position. The effort will reportedly culminate in Blaine dropping to the ground at 11 p.m.
Publ.Date : Mon, 22 Sep 2008 11:26:00 GMT

Magician Blaine to hang upside down for 60 hrs - Reuters
Blaine, a 35-year-old magician and showman, strung himself upside down above Central Park's Wollman ice skating rink on Monday and plans to stay there for 60 hours. Wearing a safety harness attached to a crossbar, Blaine dangled by his feet from a ...
Publ.Date : Mon, 22 Sep 2008 15:58:00 GMT

David Blaine to Hang Upside Down for 60 Hours, Despite Blindness Fears - FOX News
Sept. 22: Magician David Blaine hangs upside down above Central Park's Wollman Rink in New York. HACKENSACK, N.J. "Magician David Blaine strung ...
Publ.Date : Mon, 22 Sep 2008 17:23:00 GMT

Daredevil Blaine hangs upside down over New York - AFP
NEW YORK (AFP) -- Illusionist and daredevil David Blaine began a nearly three-day stint Monday hanging upside down over New York's Central Park, ...
Publ.Date : Mon, 22 Sep 2008 20:15:43 GMT

Blaine hanging around for 60 hours - The Press Association
What's David Blaine up to? Oh, just hanging around. The magician-daredevil is proclaiming "I'm doin' all right" after starting his latest endurance ...
Publ.Date : Mon, 22 Sep 2008 20:25:52 GMT

Television - Entertainment (Scoop.co.nz)
Magician David Blaine is beginning his latest stunt - hanging upside down for 60 hours.
Publ.Date : Mon, 22 Sep 2008 18:58:36 GMT

DAVID BLAINE TO TURN CENTRAL PARK UPSIDE DOWN - New York Post
What's David Blaine up to? Oh, just hanging around. The magician-daredevil proclaimed "I'm doin' all right" after starting his latest endurance challenge on Monday - 60 hours hanging upside-down, without a net, above Wollman Rink in Manhattan's ...
Publ.Date : Mon, 22 Sep 2008 21:27:00 GMT

Magician Blaine Begins Upside Down Stunt - Post Chronicle
Illusionist David Blaine has begun his latest endurance challenge -- hanging upside down for 60 hours above Central Park's Wollman skating rink in New York. Blaine will attempt to complete his Upside Down Man challenge without a safety net. He ...
Publ.Date : Mon, 22 Sep 2008 18:06:00 GMT

Magician David Blaine Hanging Upside Down In New York - All Headline News
New York, NY (CNS) - Magician and daredevil David Blaine is hanging around in New York. More accurately, he is hanging upside down, without a net, above Wollman Rink in Manhattan's Central Park. Blaine, who is known for his death defying stunts, is ...
Publ.Date : Tue, 23 Sep 2008 13:55:00 GMT

Batman Blaine doing 'fine' says doctor - AFP
New York Times Batman Blaine doing 'fine' says doctor AFP - 34 minutes ago NEW YORK (AFP) -- Real life Batman David Blaine is doing just fine half way through an attempt to hang upside down over New York's Central Park for three ...
Publ.Date : Tue, 23 Sep 2008 18:30:51 GMT

Magician David Blaine Nominated for Consideration for First Ever ... - Forbes
SCRANTON, Pa., Sept. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Because of David Blaine's Houdini-esque stunts the Board of Directors of The Houdini Museum in Scranton (http://www.houdini.org) has decided to place David Blaine up for nomination for the first-ever Houdini ...
Publ.Date : Tue, 23 Sep 2008 20:50:00 GMT

David Blaine Caught Taking Standing-Up Breaks - FOX News
David Blaine at his hanging stunt in New York. Magician David Blaine is not really hanging upside down for 60 hours, according to FOXNews.com's eyewitness, who saw Blaine ...
Publ.Date : Tue, 23 Sep 2008 20:14:00 GMT

David Blaine = Lame Magician Who Cheats on Latest Stunt - Cleveland Leader
David Blaine, the so-called daredevil "magician", who continues to engage in elaborate stunts that no one really cares much about, has been spotted cheating in his latest stunt attempt. His current stunt involves hanging upside down for 60 hours in ...
Publ.Date : Tue, 23 Sep 2008 18:05:00 GMT

Life goes topsy, turvey for David Blaine as he confronts blindness and ... - Times Online
Blindness, haemorrhaging and organ failure could all befall David Blaine as he begun his latest stunt yesterday – hanging upside down four storeys above New York's Central Park. Attached to a crossbar by his torso, the magician said he planned to ...
Publ.Date : Tue, 23 Sep 2008 20:50:00 GMT

Daredevil Law As Blaine Stunt Begins - Sky News
New York's mayor has banned the practice of climbing or jumping off high buildings - but his new law will not affect daredevil illusionist David Blaine's ...
Publ.Date : Tue, 23 Sep 2008 19:13:45 GMT

Give us a break! Some say David Blaine's feat deserves asterisk - New York Daily News
David Blaine's upside-down stunt doesn't end until Wednesday night, but some folks are already saying his achievement should be marked with an asterisk. The magician takes 10-minute breaks every hour - standing on his own two feet to drink water ...
Publ.Date : Wed, 24 Sep 2008 05:40:00 GMT

David Blaine's Dive of Death: I don't get it - Entertainment Weekly
During my lunch break today, I decided to walk up to Wollman Rink in Manhattan's Central Park to check out David Blaine's latest stunt.
Publ.Date : Wed, 24 Sep 2008 01:37:39 GMT

BLAINE'S A CHEAT - Daily Star
Daredevil magician David Blaine has been accused of cheating for his latest feat. The American illusionist claimed he would hang upside down above Central Park in New York for 60 hours from Monday. But an eyewitness took photographs of the magician ...
Publ.Date : Wed, 24 Sep 2008 22:58:00 GMT

David Blaine rubbished over breaks from hanging upside down - Times Online
David Blaine's attempt to hang upside down for 60 hours is being rubbished after curious New Yorkers arrived at Central Park's Woolman Rink to witness the unusual event and found him standing upright. The sometimes magician and self-described ...
Publ.Date : Wed, 24 Sep 2008 14:01:00 GMT

David Blaine's Reputation is Going Upside Down Because Of Criticism - Eflux Media
Another stunt, another record, another battle with unsatisfied critics for the famous illusionist, self entitled "endurance artist" David Blaine. After he spent 7 days underwater, 44 days in a glass box with food, and 72 hours sheathed in ice ...
Publ.Date : Wed, 24 Sep 2008 16:38:00 GMT

Learn the Secret Behind Magician David Blaine's Latest Stunt - ABC6.com
Wednesday night on ABC 6, entertainer David Blaine plans to conclude his latest stunt, hanging upside down for long periods of time over the course of three days. But many are wondering how he's doing it ...
Publ.Date : Wed, 24 Sep 2008 20:06:00 GMT

BUSH SPEECH SUSPENDS BLAINE STUNT - New York Post
PRESIDENT Bush's speech tonight will leave magician David Blaine hanging - literally for an extra 15 minutes. Blaine, who has spent most of the week suspended upside down in Central Park, was supposed to come down tonight at 9 p.m., but ABC officials ...
Publ.Date : Wed, 24 Sep 2008 20:49:00 GMT

Magician David Blaine completes his latest stunt - The Associated Press
NEW YORK (AP) -- Magician-daredevil David Blaine has safely finished his latest stunt: hanging upside-down without a net high over Central Park for 60 hours.
Publ.Date : Thu, 25 Sep 2008 03:32:30 GMT

Magician Blaine survives his "Dive of Death" - Reuters India
NEW YORK (Reuters) - David Blaine's "Dive of Death" wasn't, after all -- the magician and showman ended up alive on Wednesday night following his 60-hour stunt of hanging upside down in Central Park. Blaine, 35, had dangled from a cable attached to a ...
Publ.Date : Thu, 25 Sep 2008 03:51:00 GMT

David Blaine Survives Death - Entertainment Online
David Blaine lives to pretend to almost kill himself another day. The 35-year-old illusionist/stuntmeister/attention-junkie has survived his fortitude, a 44-foot jump after hanging 50 feet above the skating rink in New York City's Central Park ...
Publ.Date : Thu, 25 Sep 2008 03:30:00 GMT

Magician David Blaine completes his latest stunt - International Herald Tribune
NEW YORK : Magician-daredevil David Blaine has safely finished his latest stunt: hanging upside-down without a net high over Central Park for 60 hours. Oh, he's caught a bullet in his mouth, too. The endurance artist began dangling from a wire over a ...
Publ.Date : Thu, 25 Sep 2008 03:30:00 GMT

Magician Blaine back on his feet after 60-hour ordeal - Inquirer.net
NEW YORK -- Magician David Blaine completed his 60-hour upside down ordeal in New York on Wednesday, but some complained the illusionist's bid to emulate.
Publ.Date : Thu, 25 Sep 2008 05:20:03 GMT

David Blaine Video - Sky News
Onlookers have been left unimpressed as illusionist David Blaine completed his latest stunt - which was billed as an attempt to hang upside down for 60 ...
Publ.Date : Thu, 25 Sep 2008 05:51:44 GMT

David Blaine: President Bush's speech messed up my 'Dive of Death' - New York Daily News
David Blaine hangs upside down above Central Park's Wollman Rink in New York as he nears the end of his latest endurance challenge Wednesday night. Magician David Blaine pulled a string of excuses out of his sleeve to explain why his latest high ...
Publ.Date : Thu, 25 Sep 2008 17:34:00 GMT

David Blaine says he's unhappy with latest stunt - Seattle Times
Magician-daredevil David Blaine says he's unhappy with how he ended his latest stunt: hanging upside-down without a net high over Central Park for 60 hours. The 35-year-old endurance artist, who completed the stunt Wednesday night, expressed his ...
Publ.Date : Thu, 25 Sep 2008 17:56:00 GMT

Debate Porridge: Magician David Blaine On McCain's Debate Escape Stunt (HuffingtonPost)
"Wow, he's very clever that McCain. He's very sneaky... Wait, but so somebody can just decide not to show up to the presidential debates?"
Publ.Date : Thu, 25 Sep 2008 18:37:25 GMT

'David Blaine's Dive of Death' disappoints in ratings - Entertainment Weekly
While it was slightly delayed due to President Bush's address on the current financial crisis, ABC's much-hyped two-hour David Blaine special still proved...
Publ.Date : Thu, 25 Sep 2008 19:42:55 GMT

Blaine defends upside down stunt - BBC News
US illusionist David Blaine has responded to critics who claimed he had misled people over his latest stunt. The 35-year-old spent 60 hours hanging upside...
Publ.Date : Fri, 26 Sep 2008 11:20:07 GMT

Magician Blaine gets Sliced - The Sun
TOP magician David Blaine had a helping hand from a familiar face for his latest knockout trick. Kevin 'Kimbo Slice' Ferguson, who fights for Elite XC - a rival promotion of the UFC - took part in the illusionist's recent TV programme 'David Blaine ...
Publ.Date : Fri, 26 Sep 2008 14:13:00 GMT

Las Vegas Sun (Las Vegas Sun)
Tickets for "Mindfreak" magician Criss Angel's new live show are "disappearing" even faster than some of the illusions he performs.
Publ.Date : Sat, 27 Sep 2008 18:56:41 GMT

The rest of the news:

Mischa Barton wowed by Brit magician Dynamo (Daily Mirror)
Hollywood starlet Mischa Barton was so impressed by British magician Dynamo's performance at Fashion for Relief in London last week, she wants him for her birthday party. An insider said: "She was so engrossed she even missed her chance to get a drink before the show."
Publ.Date : Mon, 22 Sep 2008 08:18:12 GMT

Feel the magic in Eastbourne - Easier (press release)
More than 1000 Magicians from around the world are about to descend on Eastbourne as the International Brotherhood of Magicians conference gets underway ...
Publ.Date : Mon, 22 Sep 2008 21:45:46 GMT

Jonathan Storm: This ex-magician goes 'Monk'-ish - Philiy.com
CBS's new strange-guy-as-a-cop show boasts Simon Baker as an ex-magician who can catch criminals because he picks up on things other people miss. It premieres tonight at 9 on CBS3. Another tepid reality show, Opportunity Knocks , starts at 8 on 6ABC ...
Publ.Date : Tue, 23 Sep 2008 15:21:00 GMT

Trust me I'm a conman - The Age
By the time he started high school he was hooked; he was an accomplished magician and a canny card cheat. "I met a lot of sideshow folk and magicians" real ...
Publ.Date : Tue, 23 Sep 2008 18:09:08 GMT

Magician & Author Tom Meseroll Donates All Proceeds from Las Vegas Book Tour to Charity -- Feed the Children! (PRWeb via Yahoo! News)
Magician, Author, and Astrophysicist Thomas C. Meseroll signed and sold copies of his new novel "MAGUS: Master of Martial Magic" during his book tour in Las Vegas in between teaching a class on Martial Arts and Magic at the Magic and Mystery School, and donated all proceeds from the sales to the charity Feed the Children.
Publ.Date : Tue, 23 Sep 2008 07:01:00 GMT

Magicians check in - Rye and Battle Today
THERE will be plenty of magic in the air at Eastbourne's Grand Hotel when the world's top magicians come to town. The town has traditionally hosted the ...
Publ.Date : Wed, 24 Sep 2008 11:17:40 GMT

Illusionist Angel joins Cirque du Soleil - Variety
But at the Luxor Hotel on Halloween, that's all about to change, as Cirque teams up with Criss Angel for the Montreal-based company's first celebrity-driven ...
Publ.Date : Wed, 24 Sep 2008 22:01:28 GMT

Card-sharp magician holds all the aces - The Star
Rated in the top 10 of UK card magicians, Roger Curzon "real name Roger Tordoff" believes in the power of magic not just to amuse but to educate and ...
Publ.Date : Thu, 25 Sep 2008 13:34:01 GMT

Merlin award magic - Auckland stuff.co.nz
He recently received the prestigious Order of Merlin in recognition of his 35 years continuous service to the International Brotherhood of Magicians , ...
Publ.Date : Thu, 25 Sep 2008 17:12:32 GMT

Magic Wars! David Blaine's Dive of Death vs. Criss Angel's Actual ... - CollegeOTR
Contrast this with Criss Angel , whose final Mindfreak stunt showed him chained up, in a car, that went over a cliff, that promptly exploded. Ta daa!...
Publ.Date : Thu, 25 Sep 2008 13:35:30 GMT

Local magician bets he can guess Daily Herald's Nov. 7 headlines (Daily Herald)
With political scandals, tropical storms and bank collapses, the future might seem impossible to predict right now. One local magician claims he knows the exact headlines of the Nov. 7 Daily Herald.
Publ.Date : Fri, 26 Sep 2008 21:52:57 GMT

Being a magician runs in my family - CBBC Newsround
She's been spending some time at a magic convention, learning new tricks and meeting other magicians . "I've been doing magic for about two years....
Publ.Date : Fri, 26 Sep 2008 10:40:31 GMT

Illusionist pulls off smashing trick - Cincinnati.com
HAMILTON TWP. "Phil Dalton's magic trick with the great pumpkin was a smashing success Saturday afternoon at Berries & Blooms Farm Market. Hundreds of spectators watched the illusionist-magician be placed in handcuffs, covered with a black bag ...
Publ.Date : Sat, 27 Sep 2008 21:14:00 GMT

No room for errors in street magic, says magician Ugesh Sarcar - Thaindian.com
New Delhi, Sep 29 (IANS) He bends spoons and forks with the gaze of his eyes, gets the initials of the name of a stranger he has just met appear magically on his arm, and can even read your mind. Meet street magician Ugesh Sarcar, who is creating ...
Publ.Date : Mon, 29 Sep 2008 02:42:00 GMT

Magician escapes falling giant pumpkin - United Press International
CINCINNATI, Sept. 28 (UPI) -- Handcuffs were not enough to stop magician Phil Dalton from escaping from an 879-pound pumpkin plummeting to the ground in Cincinnati, observers say. Witness Jason Watson, 28, said he watched Dalton be handcuffed before ...
Publ.Date : Sun, 28 Sep 2008 20:51:00 GMT

You don't see him, now you do - Cincinnati.com
Hundreds of spectators watched what they thought to be the illusionist-magician placed in handcuffs, covered with a black bag and stuffed in an 879-pound pumpkin. Before a crane hoisted it 70 feet in the air, they saw Dalton's assistant light the ...
Publ.Date : Mon, 29 Sep 2008 00:40:00 GMT

 

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