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Criss Angel Expands His Live Brand With 'Mindfreak Live' And 'The Supernaturalists'

October 30th, 2014 4:09pm EDT
Criss Angel Expands His Live Brand With 'Mindfreak Live' And 'Th
Criss Angel has been captivating audiences at Luxor Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas for six years - and now the Magician of the Century is expanding his live show brand with a pair of new projects announced for Foxwoods Resort Casino in Connecticut.

Criss Angel Mindfreak LIVE! will visit the Fox Theater at Foxwoods for a limited run from November 12-15. This live show will give East Coast audiences the chance to see Angel's stunning magic in person. Tickets range from $65-$125 and are on sale now through the venue's website (foxwoods.com/crissangel.aspx).

Here's a video teaser for Mindfreak...
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Best Of 2013 TV: 'Suits,' 'The Good Wife' And More

December 30th, 2013 12:30pm EST
The Good Wife
High-fives for everyone! As 2013 comes to a close, it's time to recognize the TV shows and people behind them that have made our jobs worthwhile. We've looked back on all the programs we've covered this year and picked out the few that we think deserve some special recognition. Check them out below, and feel free to leave your own 'best of the best' in the comments.

TV Series Of The Year: USA's Suits

Television doesn't get any better than this. Suits has been nearly flawless over three seasons, with a completely fantastic cast including two of the best actors we can think of (Gabriel ...
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5 Things We Learned From 'Criss Angel BeLIEve': 'Ship Appearance'

December 11th, 2013 12:09pm EST
Criss Angel Believe
It's hard to believe (no pun intended) that we've come to the last episode for this season of Criss Angel BeLIEve. After weeks of crazy demonstrations and reveals, we almost don't want it to end. But it's time to take a break, although not before we talk about making boats appear in Cabo San Lucas. Here are the five things we learned from "Ship Appearance."

01) You can translate a demonstration from the stage (sort of). The basic concept for "Ship Appearance" is lifted from one of the demonstrations in the BeLIEve live show, where Criss makes a motorcycle appear. Given how different stage ...
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'Criss Angel BeLIEve' Preview: 'Ship Appearance'

December 10th, 2013 12:10pm EST
Criss Angel Believe
It's time to send off Season 1 of Criss Angel BeLIEve, so how do you possibly do that? Well, you go to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico for a massive demonstration. There's a little bit of everything in this episode: professional high stakes, personal drama, and Mother Nature once again crashing the party. If we'd scripted what this episode was supposed to be like, we probably couldn't have come up with this.

[SPOILER ALERT: If you don't want to know anything about tonight's episode of Criss Angel BeLIEve, stop reading now. This preview contains some general spoilers.]

Firstly, a programming note: ...
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Criss Angel Looks Back On Season 1 Of 'BeLIEve'

December 9th, 2013 12:03pm EST
Criss Angel Believe
For the last two months, Criss Angel has taken us on the journey of the year with his Spike TV series, Criss Angel BeLIEve. He's given us an inside look at not only how magic is performed, but how demanding and exhilarating it is to be a professional magician.  How do you quantify a project that's made history, blown minds, and even genuinely moved us, too? As he was preparing tomorrow night's last episode of the season, "Ship Appearance," Criss sat down with BFTV to look back on his return to television.

When we first talked to him before BeLIEve premiered, he spoke about doing something ...
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'Criss Angel BeLIEve' Bonus: Meet Krystyn Lambert

December 6th, 2013 12:15pm EST
Krystyn Lambert
Yes, she's beautiful - but she's also talented, tenacious, and tough enough to hang upside down in a straightjacket. Krystyn Lambert is part of the magic team on Criss Angel BeLIEve, and we snagged a few minutes with her last week to discuss the show, and her own emerging career in magic.

Let's get the obvious part out of the way first: Krystyn is a woman. A ridiculously good-looking woman. The only woman on the magic team, in fact. But none of that is truly relevant. She's part of Team Angel because she's earned the right to be there. In Tuesday's episode, we saw her perform two demonstra...
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5 Things We Learned From 'Criss Angel BeLIEve': 'Elephant Herd Vanish'

December 4th, 2013 12:10pm EST
Criss Angel Believe
In this week's episode of Criss Angel BeLIEve, animals were back in play as Criss attempted to make four of them disappear on the football field at Missouri State University. And back in Las Vegas, his apprentice Krystyn got her shot to impress the audience by performing two of Criss's own demonstrations. Here are five things we learned from 'Elephant Herd Vanish.'

01) We've found somebody who's crazier behind the wheel than Adam Ferrara. While the Top Gear co-host has definitely earned his nickname of 'The Wrecker' (we say that with love, Adam), it's a whole new class of crazy for Criss t...
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'Criss Angel BeLIEve' Preview: 'Elephant Herd Vanish'

December 3rd, 2013 12:15pm EST
Criss Angel Believe
There are only two episodes left in the Criss Angel BeLIEve season, so this is the time to throw everything up against the proverbial wall. Things get a bit crazy this week, as we're talking about more animals - though thankfully ones less outwardly threatening than alligators - and one hair-raising stunt that we already teased for you in our sneak peek on Friday.

[SPOILER ALERT: If you don't want to know anything about tonight's episode of Criss Angel BeLIEve, stop reading now. This preview contains some general spoilers.]

There's a lot going on in this installment of BeLIEve. Besides th...
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'Criss Angel BeLIEve' Sneak Peek: 'Driving Blind'

November 29th, 2013 12:15pm EST
Criss Angel Believe
Criss Angel is taking things to a new gear in the next episode of Criss Angel BeLIEve - literally, as he's getting behind the wheel of a Chevrolet Sonic without being able to see.

In "Driving Blind," Criss gives a trio of very lucky - or possibly very nervous - fans a once-in-a-lifetime trip when he drives them from Henderson, Nevada onto the Las Vegas Strip. What makes this drive nerve-wracking is that he's doing it with a cover duct-taped over his head, not unlike what you saw when he was walking across two I-beams in the episode "Blind."

Check out the teaser clip below to get a peek at...
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5 Things We Learned From 'Criss Angel BeLIEve': 'Double Straight Jacket'

November 27th, 2013 12:20pm EST
Criss Angel Believe
In this week's episode of Criss Angel BeLIEve, Criss came home to New York to perform an ambitious double straight jacket escape, while reuniting with his family and showing us how he became who he is. It was one-part magic show, one-part history lesson. Here are five things we learned from "Double Straight Jacket."

01) When you don't know, know that you don't know. This perfectly interesting sentence is actually true of most episodes of BeLIEve, but particularly in this one. Seeking advice on how to withstand the weight that will be placed around his neck, Criss visits his friend and Mixe...
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'Criss Angel BeLIEve' Preview: 'Double Straight Jacket'

November 26th, 2013 12:07pm EST
Criss Angel Believe
Criss Angel pays tribute to one of his idols in this week's Criss Angel BeLIEve, and in so doing, pushes himself to the limit. If you thought things were going to slow down after how close he came to death previously, you were totally wrong.

[SPOILER ALERT: If you don't want to know anything about tonight's episode of Criss Angel BeLIEve, stop reading now. This preview contains some general spoilers.]

The show goes on the road for the second time this season (following "Alligator Torture Escape"), as Criss heads to New York City's Times Square for a demonstration that was filmed in early ...
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5 Things We Learned From 'Criss Angel BeLIEve': 'Lord of Illusions'

November 20th, 2013 12:10pm EST
Criss Angel Believe
Movie magic formed the basis for this week's episode of Criss Angel BeLIEve, but while that might've been the selling point, what was memorable was what happened to Criss and his team once they tried to make things happen for real. Here are five things we learned from "Lord of Illusions."

01) Magic is (almost always) not real. We knew this one already, and chances are if you're reading this so did you, but we're including it for any folks that aren't aware. So many people delight in pointing out how a trick is done, or tearing down a magician because they didn't really make something disap...
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'Criss Angel BeLIEve' Preview: 'Lord of Illusions'

November 19th, 2013 12:06pm EST
Criss Angel Believe
This week's episode of Criss Angel BeLIEve centers on a demonstration inspired by Clive Barker's Lord of Illusions. And people say that you never learn anything from TV or movies.

[SPOILER ALERT: If you don't want to know anything about tonight's episode of Criss Angel BeLIEve, stop reading now. This preview contains some general spoilers.]

Early in this episode, viewers are treated to a brief glimpse at the scene from the film which serves as the catalyst for this particular demonstration. (You won't see the whole thing, for content and possibly legal reasons.) But you don't need to know...
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'Criss Angel BeLIEve' Sneak Peek: Inspired By Clive Barker

November 15th, 2013 2:13pm EST
Criss Angel Believe
Next week's Criss Angel BeLIEve might just make you squirm in your seat, as the master illusionist takes his next inspiration from the work of fantasy and horror legend Clive Barker.

"Lord of Illusions," which takes its name from Barker's 1995 movie that starred Scott Bakula and Famke Janssen, sees Criss once again put his life on the line. After spending last week's demonstration in a medieval torture device, this week he commissions a contraption that will impale him on a sword if his prediction is wrong. Counting the preview episode "Cement Grave," this is the fifth of seven installment...
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5 Things We Learned From 'Criss Angel BeLIEve': 'Alligator Torture Escape'

November 13th, 2013 12:15pm EST
Criss Angel Believe
This week on Criss Angel BeLIEVe, it was time to combine two potentially lethal things - a medieval torture device and a horde of hungry alligators - as Criss headed to Florida. Here are five things we learned from the very appropriately titled "Alligator Torture Escape."

01) Sometimes, you've got to take the show on the road. This is the first episode of BeLIEve in which Criss performs outside of the Las Vegas area. Vegas might have sharks (at Mandalay Bay) and tigers (Mirage), but it doesn't have alligators. The one location with both the necessary reptiles and enough space to handle the...
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'Criss Angel BeLIEve' Preview: 'Alligator Torture Escape'

November 12th, 2013 12:08pm EST
Criss Angel Believe
You know, we've been watching Criss Angel BeLIEve for six weeks now, and we thought the one thing that was missing was a medieval torture device. Or possibly several hundred flesh-eating alligators. Okay, that was a joke, but those things actually exist in this week's episode. We might have had some laughs with Shaq, but it's time to turn the heat back up on the Magician of the Century.

[SPOILER ALERT: If you don't want to know anything about tonight's episode of Criss Angel BeLIEve, stop reading now. This preview contains some general spoilers.]

This week, we go back to the 'Escape' cate...
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