American funnyman Chris Rock has tore into magician DAVID BLAINE - describing the illusionist's ABOVE THE BELOW stunt as "trickless".

The RUSH HOUR star was infuriated by the attention lavished on Blaine's 44-day starvation stunt, in which he sat in a Perspex box beside London's River Thames in September (03).

And Rock is particularly annoyed as he believes Blaine is taking all the fun out of magic.

He fumes, "Are we so starved of entertainment that we are entertained by a trickless magician sitting in a box for 44 days with no food? That's life in The Projects! Pull a rabbit out of a hat or cut someone in half."

18/02/2004 08:59