Tuesday, April 7, 2009
'Walk Hard' director Jake Kasdan will take reins of film
By Borys Kit
April 5, 2009, 11:00 PM ET
Jake Kasdan will make magic for New Line, signing on to direct "Burt Dickenson: The Most Powerful Magician on Planet Earth." Benderspink's Chris Bender and JC Spink are producing along with Tyler Mitchell.
The story centers on a Burt Dickenson, one half of successful two-man team who accidentally kills is partner and loses his inner magic. He has to find a way to rekindle it to fight his rival, a magician named Xander Storm.
The projects aims to showcase the "old school/David Copperfield vs. new school/Criss Angel" rivalry in a tone that harkens back to such movies as "Austin Powers" or "Zoolander."
by Ndingililo Gaoswediwe
FRANCISTOWN: A man who claimed that he was performing magic has been jailed for 10 and a half years after being found guilty of arson, malicious damage to property and unlawful wounding. For arson, Chief Magistrate Lorraine Makati-Lesang jailed 31-year-old Koketso Keeme to a five-year prison term, with 18 months suspended.
For malicious damage to property, he will serve two years with six months suspended. Keeme will be in for three and a half years with six months suspended for the crime of unlawful wounding.
The magistrate said the sentences for arson and malicious damage will run concurrently but that of unlawful wounding will be served separately. She said Keeme was crazy to burn the complainant's house and the fire spread to two other houses.
The court heard that the convict proceeded to the complainant sister's house where he used an axe to damage the door. He then stabbed the complainant with a knife. The complainant was hospitalised for nine days after the stabbing and was off-duty for three weeks.
The magistrate said that the use of sharp instruments that included an axe and a knife made the offence serious. Makati-Lesang told the convict that he was disrespectful to the people who are supposed to be his in-laws.
When passing sentence the magistrate said she bore in mind that the accused pleaded guilty and was a first offender. She said he can still be productive in society.
Sunday, April 5, 2009
I can confirm now that illusionist and MGM headliner David Copperfield will make his first appearance on the show in a magic sequence with Taylor Swift. The noon rehearsals today are cloaked in secrecy, and only top-line producers, Taylor, her band and the camera crew will be allowed. It’s closed and off limits to all else!
Copperfield had his top secret rehearsals yesterday and, apparently Taylor will take part in a magic segment with David before she sings “You’re Not Sorry.”
The awards will broadcast LIVE from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas Sunday, April 5,
2009 at 8:00 PM live ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network
Saturday, April 4, 2009
Friday, April 3, 2009
I had to buy the item from another magic store but I do normally shop at http://www.madhattermagicshop.com/magicshop/ because they have better prices normally. The one problem is shipping is often a guess. Although once I did get free stuff when they delayed my shipment.