Celebrity birthdays for the week of Sept. 16-22
Sept. 16: Actress-singer Janis Paige ("Please Don't Eat The Daisies") is 96. Actor George Chakiris ("West Side Story") is 86. Singer Betty Kelley of Martha and the Vandellas is 74. Drummer Kenney Jones (Small Faces, Faces, The Who) is 70. Actress Susan Ruttan ("L.A. Law") is 70. Actor Ed Begley Jr. is 69. Singer David Bellamy of the Bellamy Brothers is 68. Jazz guitarist Earl Klugh is 65. Actor Christopher Rich ("Reba," ''Murphy Brown") is 65. TV weatherman Mark McEwen is 64. Illusionist David...
Magical exhibit in New York features items used by Houdini, Copperfield
ShowBiz Minute: Roseanne, Jarrett, Copperfield
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Copperfield Verdict: Negligent But Not Liable
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Illusionist David Copperfield was found negligent but not financially responsible for a British tourist's injuries during a signature vanishing act that used participants from the audience of a Las Vegas Strip show in 2013, a jury said Tuesday.
Gavin Cox and his wife, Minh-Hahn Cox, alleged negligence by the multimillionaire magician, the MGM Grand hotel, two Copperfield business entities and a construction firm that was renovating the hotel.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Nevada jury is due to hear closing arguments in a British tourist's lawsuit blaming Las Vegas Strip headliner David Copperfield for injuries the tourist suffered while taking part in a 2013 vanishing.
Gavin Cox and his wife are suing Copperfield, the MGM Grand hotel and several business entities for negligence and monetary damages. Closing arguments are set for Wednesday.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — David Copperfield told a Las Vegas jury that he's queasy about injuries and would remember if any audience volunteers were hurt performing illusions during his show.
The magician has testified he didn't remember anyone being injured in nearly 20 years of performing a signature vanishing illusion. He returned to the witness stand Thursday in a negligence lawsuit by a British man who claims he was badly injured in a fall during a November 2013 show at the MGM Grand hotel.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A British tourist told a jury Tuesday that he was excited to take part in a David Copperfield vanishing act during a birthday trip to Las Vegas five years ago, but then his feet slipped from under him in an alley as he rounded a corner on the run, causing him serious injuries.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Nevada jury heard a schoolteacher's account on Monday of falling and skinning her knee while stagehands urged her to run as she took part in a signature David Copperfield vanishing act at a Las Vegas show.
The fall took place just months before a British tourist claims he was seriously injured while participating in the show — a mishap that led him to file a lawsuit that is now being tried in Las Vegas.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A hotel official told a jury Friday that he doesn't know why an incident report about a British tourist's fall while taking part in a David Copperfield illusion at a Las Vegas show did not include accounts from other people.
MGM Grand Hotel risk manager Mark Habersack testified during a civil trial that he did not begin his current position until several weeks after the fall by Gavin Cox in November 2013, and he couldn't answer questions about how the mishap was investigated.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Lawyers for a British tourist who claims he was badly hurt taking part in an illusion by Las Vegas Strip headliner David Copperfield told a judge on Wednesday that they've found three other people who were injured in Copperfield shows over the years.
ShowBiz Minute: Cosby, Meek Mill, Copperfield
LAS VEGAS (AP) — David Copperfield insisted Tuesday he knew of no one being injured during more than 15 years of performing a signature vanishing act at the center of a lawsuit by a British tourist who claims he was seriously hurt in a fall during a Las Vegas performance.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on civil trial involving Las Vegas Strip headliner David Copperfield and a British tourist who claims he was seriously hurt in a fall while taking part in a signature Copperfield illusion in 2013 (all times local):
A judge in Las Vegas has rejected a request by David Copperfield's attorney to declare a mistrial based on the amount of media coverage that a civil negligence lawsuit involving the magician is getting.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — David Copperfield testified Wednesday that he didn't know until he was sued that a British tourist claimed to have been seriously injured while taking part in an illusion during a performance on the Las Vegas Strip in 2013.
Although Copperfield said it might be his fault if an audience volunteer who was participating in an illusion got hurt, the celebrated magician didn't acknowledge responsibility for injuries Gavin Cox claims to have suffered when he fell.
ShowBiz Minute: Affleck, Weinstein, Copperfield
David Copperfield voices support for #MeToo after accusation
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Magician David Copperfield has declared his support for the Me Too movement in a lengthy statement online in the wake of an allegation of sexual misconduct.
Copperfield says in a Twitter post Wednesday that he has been falsely accused in the past, and that even as he must "weather another storm, I want the movement to continue to flourish."
Concert raises $700K for victims of Las Vegas shooting
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Organizers of a concert that paid tribute to the victims of the mass shooting in Las Vegas say the event raised more than $700,000.
The amount announced Wednesday will go toward the Las Vegas Victims' Fund.
Imagine Dragons and The Killers headlined the concert earlier this month. The trio Boyz II Men, magician David Copperfield, magic duo Penn and Teller and Cirque du Soleil performers also participated in the event.
Imagine Dragons, others to pay tribute to Las Vegas
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Imagine Dragons and The Killers will pay tribute to the victims of the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history when they headline a concert Friday in Las Vegas, the city that saw them rise to stardom.
Imagine Dragons among Vegas shooting benefit headliners
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Killers and Imagine Dragons are headlining a benefit concert next month to help the victims of the shooting at an outdoor music festival in Las Vegas.
Organizers on Tuesday announced some of the performers of the Dec. 1 concert at T-Mobile Arena.
Also scheduled to participate are trio Boyz II Men, magician David Copperfield, magic duo Penn and Teller, and Cirque du Soleil performers.
Rihanna wants to go back in time to when she lost her virginity.
The 'Work' hitmaker - who is in a relationship with Saudi billionaire Hassan Jameel and previously dated Drake and Chris Brown - suggested she has regrets about the first time she slept with someone after illusionist David Copperfield offered to use his skills to transport her somewhere.
He said: "I'm not kidding, this is a real offer: I can make you disappear and reappear anywhere in the world. Where do you want to go, and why?"
Ah, August. It’s that time of year when you can head to your local multiplex to see Matthew McConaughey as an interplanetary David Copperfield who’s trying to use his “magics” to destroy a looming tower that protects the universe from ready-to-invade hordes of demons that linger just outside the universe. So, I guess, pretty far out there in space.
Review: In ‘The Dark Tower,’ franchise visions fall flat
Ah, August. It's that time of year when you can head to your local multiplex to see Matthew McConaughey as an interplanetary David Copperfield who's trying to use his "magics" to destroy a looming tower that protects the universe from ready-to-invade hordes of demons that linger just outside the universe. So, I guess, pretty far out there in space.
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BLACKFOOT — Adam Trent, “The Futurist,” will appear at the Blackfoot Performing Arts Center on Feb. 17 at 7:30 p.m.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A business group says the $17.55 million paid for a northwest Las Vegas home by Strip illusion show headliner David Copperfield set an area record.
The Greater Las Vegas Association of Realtors said Thursday the price eclipsed the $17.375 million paid in 2007 for a mansion at the Shadow Creek Golf Club in North Las Vegas.
The broker, Berkshire Hathaway Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, tells the Las Vegas Review-Journal (