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Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Criss Angel to star with Uri Gellar on Reality TV

So, Criss Angel is coming into the Network TV world with Phenomenon, based on an Israeli TV show from Uri Gellar.

For those who don't know (and I know some believers read this Livejournal), Uri Gellar is a charleton who cheated a lot of people out of a lot of money by claiming that he had supernatural abilities, most of which involved bending spoons.

Criss Angel claims the opposite - that he has no supernatural powers, and that everything he does is an illusion.

Most who know me know I'm a magician, and that, for the most part, I'm extremely skeptical about anyone claiming to have real supernatural power. Most professional magicians share this view, and many don't like Uri Gellar for this specific reason, which is why it's amazing that Criss Angel would be allied with him.

The show apparently looks for "The Next Great Mentalist", which implies a performer rather than anyone with any actually supernatural power. Also, Criss Angel has said that if Uri Gellar claims to have any real supernatural power, he would challenge him on that.


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