10:44 AM EDT 11/13/2013
Originally posted 11/06/2013 11:10AM
If you thought Aaron Paul lost it over magnets, wait until you see his reaction to a magic trick by illusionist David Blaine.
Breaking Bad stars Bryan Cranston and Paul join Blaine for his upcoming special, David Blaine: Real or Magic (airing on ABC Nov. 19) and Blaine surprises the duo with quite the card trick.
In the clip, Blaine asks Paul to shuffle a deck of cards.
After spreading out the deck, the trio realizes the cards are "almost like a flush," says Blaine. "Not quite though," says Cranston.
Originally posted 10/10/2012 06:00AM
Alicia Silverstone and Woody Harrelson both experienced the magic of David Blaine's Electrified: One Million Volts Always On in New York City this weekend.
Operating on no food or sleep, wearing a chainmail bodysuit and surrounded by over one million volts of electricity (with Intel Ultrabooks controlling the voltage), the illusionist defied death by undergoing electric shock treatment for three days at Pier 54.
Silverstone and Harrelson both brought their significant others to witness Blaine in person.
"They had an incredible time and stayed for a while watching David interact with the crowd," a source tells PEOPLE.
Harrelson couldn't get enough of Blaine's latest performance.
"He said it was a stunning experience and he came back three more times throughout the weekend," the source adds.
– Kevin O'Donnell
Originally posted 09/17/2010 12:35PM
This isn't an illusion: David Blaine is going to be a father.
Blaine, 37, and his French model fiancée Alizee Guinochet are expecting their first child together, the New York Post is reporting. The illusionist, best known for his endurance stunts, like depriving himself of food for 44 days while suspended above London's River Thames, reportedly told partygoers the good news at a recent rooftop cancer benefit.
The baby is expected next year.
And Blaine apparently plans to pass on his skills to his child: He reportedly gushed to party guests that he was excited to teach his first child some magic.
Originally posted 05/01/2009 09:30AM
Actress Mia Farrow is on Day Five of her hunger strike to raise awareness of the
humanitarian crisis in Darfur. But before she got started, she got a call from a well-wisher with some good advice.
Magician David Blaine – who once went without food for 44 days while suspended above London's River Thames – phoned Farrow with some tips on how to prepare. "He told me to drink 4 liters of water. Do you know how much water that is?"," Farrow wrote on her blog. "He said after 6 days I won't feel hunger."
Originally posted 04/28/2008 06:40PM
Magician David Blaine is taking to The Oprah Winfrey Show on Wednesday in hopes of breaking a major world record. Known for his risky illusions, this time, Blaine will try to his breath underwater for more than 16 minutes and 14 seconds – live on the show.
In preparation, Blaine has been training in the Cayman Islands – and he's recorded two video blogs in which he describes his preparation. In one clip, the magician shows details of his training regimen, including the nights he's slept in a special hypoxic tent, which is filled with lower than normal levels of oxygen.
Says Blaine: "I've been sleeping here for a month – and I was just in Cayman where I've been training on holding my breath. And I've been getting pretty good, so my times have been getting much better."
In another clip he details his training free diving in the ocean where he holds his breath – and encounters sea life.
Originally posted 05/10/2006 07:40AM
David Blaine was having convulsions and was "unconscious when we brought him to the surface" to be rescued from his 2,000-gallon saltwater tank during a breath-holding stunt on Monday night, according to his trainer.
Originally posted 05/09/2006 07:45AM
David Blaine missed his watermark Monday night on national television, emerging weak and wrinkled from a week spent submerged within an 8-foot snow globe-like tank – without setting his intended world record for holding his breath.
Originally posted 04/22/2005 09:00AM
EXITED: There was a stunning tribal sacrifice on Thursday night's edition of CBS's Survivor: Palau, with 39-year-old Las Vegas showgirl Janu Tornell putting down her torch just before the vote – claiming she had already gotten all she could have out of the island experience. Another factor was that Janu sensed that her tribe was going to vote out Stephenie LaGrossa, 25-year-old pharmaceutical sales rep from Philadelphia – who also had been the last standing Ulong member before joining the Koror fold. Janu admitted that Stephenie deserved to stay on. After the surprise announcement, Janu explained, "No one will ever be able to take away this most unforgettable experience. No one."
Originally posted 05/20/2002 11:00AM
The magician preps his latest stunt: standing some 10 stories above Manhattan on a tiny platform. And then he will dive into a pile of boxes below.
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