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David Blaine Hospitalized After Completing His Electrifying Stunt

October 9th, 2012 8:29am EDT
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Illusionist David Blaine was hospitalized after completing his three-day electrifying stunt in New York on Monday night.

The magician has been showing off his powers of endurance since Friday, when he was hooked up to a one million-volt charge on Pier 54 in Manhattan's Chelsea district.

Stars including Chris Rock, Darren Aronofsky and rocker Andrew W.K. have zapped Blaine since the stunt began, and on Monday evening he ended his latest challenge.

The star walked with assistance and managed to speak to, and kiss, his fiancee Alizee Guinochet before he was stretchered away for medical e...
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David Blaine Planning Next TV Special For May 2012

June 20th, 2011 11:00pm EDT
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Master illusionist David Blaine is plotting a magical new TV special for 2012 he hopes to turn into a global event.

The stunt magician, who has wowed fans around the world with his televised feats of endurance, is planning his next major 'trick' in May, 2012.

The show will be filmed for ABC in America and then Blaine hopes to tour North America and Europe with the concept.

Speaking to fans online via TinyChat on Friday, the illusionist said, "This is as good as it gets... All magic, nothing else.

"It's better than anything that's ever been done, by me at least... It's the most original ...
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David Blaine Welcomes Baby Girl

February 2nd, 2011 7:51am EST
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Celebrity illusionist David Blaine has become a first-time father after a nervous dash to the hospital in the snow when his fiancee went into labor during a blizzard.

The magician's partner, French model Alizee Guinochet, began experiencing contractions last Wednesday night just as heavy snow fell on their home in New York City. The couple headed out into the street in an attempt to hail a cab, but after failing to find a taxi, Blaine flagged down a passing snowplough and asked the driver to take them to a hospital.

A source tells New York Post gossip column Page Six, "The doorman and peo...
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David Blaine To Be A Dad

September 17th, 2010 4:55pm EDT
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Celebrity illusionist David Blaine is set to experience the magic of fatherhood next year - he's expecting a baby with his fiancee Alizee Guinochet.

The endurance expert revealed he is expecting his first child with the French beauty at a recent rooftop cancer benefit hosted by ASmallWorld.com mogul Patrick Liotard-Vogt, according to the New York Post.

And Blaine can't wait to teach the child some of his many tricks, reportedly telling guests, "The baby is probably already practicing the breath hold!"

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David Blaine's Next Stunt To Be Conducted On Winfrey's Show

April 30th, 2008 9:37am EDT
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CHICAGO (AP) - He spent 44 days suspended from a glass box by the River Thames in London. He was buried alive for a week in a see-through coffin in New York.

Magician David Blaine's latest feat of endurance likely will last less than 17 minutes, but he's planning to do it in front of talk show queen Oprah Winfrey - and her audience of millions.

Blaine on Wednesday will try to break the world record for breath-holding during a live broadcast of ''The Oprah Winfrey Show,'' less than two years after going into convulsions during a similar attempt.

The time he has to beat is 16 m...
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Celebrity Birthdays, April 4

April 4th, 2007 3:00am EDT
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Happy Birthday to Britney's little sis Jamie Lynn Spears (1991), actress Natasha Lyonne (1979), "Brokeback Mountain" star Heath Ledger (1979), biker Dave Mirra (1974), illusionist David Blaine (1973), "Battlefield Earth" actor Barry Pepper (1970), actor/rehab frequenter Robert Downey Jr. (1965), "The Matrix" trilogy actor Hugo Weaving (1960), TV producer David E. Kelley (1956), actress Christine Lahti (1950), "Poltergeist" star Craig T. Nelson (1944), "Psycho" star Anthony Perkins (1932; d. 1992), prolific writer Maya Angelou (1928), composer Elmer Bernstein (1922; d. 2004), and blues legen...
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David Blaine Will Try Again

May 11th, 2006 9:49am EDT
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Illusionist David Blaine will reportedly attempt his failed breath-holding stunt for a second time. The magician passed out and was rushed to a hospital on Monday after he tried to break a world record by holding his breath under water for nine minutes.

The 33-year-old had to undergo a brain scan after he was pulled from the water nearly unconscious after 7 minutes - just under two minutes short of the record.

However, Blaine will attempt the stunt again, only this time he will not spend a week in a water tank beforehand, like he did last time. Dr. Murat Gunel, the head of Blaine'...
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David Blaine Will Attempt To Hold His Breath for 9 Minutes Underwater

April 28th, 2006 10:12am EDT
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LATEST: Illusionist David Blaine is undergoing a grueling training schedule to prepare for his most difficult stunt ever. Blaine will attempt to hold his breath underwater for nine minutes - longer than any human being - while living in a human aquarium for a week. The current world record for a person holding one's breath underwater is eight minutes, 58 seconds.

"David Blaine: Drowned Alive" will be broadcast live on ABC on May 8 from New York City's Lincoln Center where a special aquarium is being built.

He explains, "I've been breaking my system down daily, so it's been tough...
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Celebrity Birthdays, April 4

April 4th, 2006 3:06am EDT
Heath Ledger
Happy Birthday to Britney's little sis Jamie Lynn Spears (1991), actress Natasha Lyonne (1979), "Brokeback Mountain" star Heath Ledger (1979), biker Dave Mirra (1974), illusionist David Blaine (1973), "Battlefield Earth" actor Barry Pepper (1970), actor/rehab frequenter Robert Downey Jr. (1965), "The Matrix" trilogy actor Hugo Weaving (1960), TV producer David E. Kelley (1956), actress Christine Lahti (1950), "Poltergeist" star Craig T. Nelson (1944), "Psycho" star Anthony Perkins (1932; d. 1992), prolific writer Maya Angelou (1928), composer Elmer Bernstein (1922; d. 2004), and blues legen...
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