Copperfield is being sued by a British tourist who was injured volunteering for the trick during a 2013 performance in Las Vegas.
Magician David Copperfield has been forced to reveal the secret technique behind one of his most famous illusions, the ‘Lucky #13’ vanishing trick, after being sued by a British audience member who was injured during its performance.
57 year old Gavin Cox from Kent claims that he suffered lasting physical injuries to the brain and body following a fall back-stage during Copperfield’s performance at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas in 2013, after agreeing to volunteer to participate in the trick.
Mr. Cox, along with 12 other volunteers, were taking part in the trick, which involves them vanishing on-stage before appearing at the back of the theatre. However, he claims that the injuries were sustained when he was “hurried with no guidance or instruction through a dark area under construction, with cement dust and debris causing him to slip and fall.”
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Steve Carell paid tribute to legendary Vegas magician David Copperfield when discussing his new movie 'The Incredible Burt Wonderstone'.
Steve Carell paid tribute to legendary magician David Copperfield while talking to Contactmusic.com about his latest comedy 'The Incredible Burt Wonderstone,' with Jim Carrey and Steve Buscemi. Copperfield served as a creative consultant on the movie, about superstar magicians Burt Wonderstone and Anton Marvelton, who look to salvage their act by staging their own daring stunt.
On working with Copperfield - the most commercially successful magician in history having grossed over $3 billion - Carell said, "Well he's a legend.to have him.in a movie about his world. He's a historian.he designed a trick for us [and] we had to sign a waiver [secrecy document]."
Steve Carell, Steve Buscemi and Jim Carrey are among arrivals at the LA premiere for 'The Incredible Burt Wonderstone'.
The LA premiere for 'The Incredible Burt Wonderstone' took place on Monday (March 11th 2013) and as well as the starring cast, saw many other famous faces.
As well as leading stars Steve Carell and Steve Buscemi, who play the title character and his partner Anton Marvelton respectively, we see their magic rival Steve Gray played by Jim Carrey as well as their beautiful assistant Jane played by Olivia Wilde on the red carpet. Primetime Emmy winning director of the movie Don Scardino, who has previously worked on American comedy series '30 Rock', made his appearance at the premiere held at the TCL Chinese Theatre alongside screenwriters John Francis Daley and Jonathan M. Goldstein who have worked together on a variety of projects including 'Horrible Bosses', an episode of 'Bones' and a short film called 'Audio Tour'. Legendary illusionist David Copperfield was also spotted on the red carpet; he makes a cameo appearance on the movie and was also a key figure in developing some of the visual trickery performed by the onscreen magicians. Young versions of main characters Burt Wonderstone and Anton Marvelton were also snapped, played by Mason Cook and Luke Vanek respectively, as well as their character's biggest hero Rance Holloway played by Alan Arkin.
David Copperfield on his near-death-experience
After a New York-bound plane carrying David Copperfield was forced to make an emergency landing in Illinois, the magician has made his first public appearance to explain exactly what went on.
He alerted his fans to the trouble on Twitter, and in doing so, raised more questions than answers. "Everyone is ok. Emergency landing in Peoria, Illinois. So scary," he tweeted. He also posted pictures of the situation; one of them was of him at the airport with the caption: "Happy to be on the ground and safe." Finally, though, the magician appeared on the Today show to explain exactly what happened. "We were 37,000 feet in the air and I recorded [the noise] because it was lasting for a long time,'' Copperfield told Matt Lauer and company. "I heard this [crackling] sound and it wouldn't stop. I felt kind of freaked out and they told us we have to it go back for our descent. We were going in a spiral with G force, and we finally got to the ground...and it turned out there was snow all around."
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Burt Wonderstone wanted to be a superstar magician ever since he was a young boy watching his idol Rance Holloway perform tricks on TV. Enlisting his best friend Anton Marvelton as his partner, the pair became stars beyond their wildest dreams wowing audiences in Las Vegas for the best part of 30 years. However, after a while being the biggest magic stars in America, ticket sales begin to drop and the pair find themselves drifting apart from each other. It doesn't help that a young, charismatic new street magician called Steve Gray has arrived on the scene becoming a massive hit among young magic fans. After Burt and Anton embark on a new stunt, attempting to stay suspended in a box with each other, they realise that their friendship is long forgotten and Anton moves abroad. Burt must meet with his hero Rance and reconnect with what made him love magic in the first place in order to reunite with his friend once more.
'The Incredible Burt Wonderstone' is a hilarious new comedy directed by Don Scardino ('30 Rock') and written by John Francis Daley and Jonathan M. Goldstein ('Horrible Bosses'), and Chad Kultgen ('Southern Discomfort', 'Waiting to Die'). It is set for release in UK cinemas from March 15th 2013.
Starring: Steve Carell, Jim Carrey, Olivia Wilde, Steve Buscemi, Alan Arkin, James Gandolfini, Gillian Jacobs, Zachary Gordon, Brad Garrett, Melissa Ordway, Jay Mohr, John Lewis, Freedom, David Copperfield, Mark Engelhardt, TJ Myers,
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Illusionist David Copperfield has unveiled plans to impregnate a woman live on-stage. without even touching her!
Magicians are fun. Magician rivalries are even more so. And with illusionist David Copperfield currently in bitter competition with endurance extraordinaire David Blane, he has announced plans to really step up his game. Not content with merely making the Statue of Liberty disappear - because anyone can do that. - Copperfield is planning on performing something far more biblical: a genuine immaculate conception.
David Copperfield plans to impregnate a woman live on-stage... without using his magic wand...
For those who may be a little fuzzy as to how exactly that would work, Copperfield revealed that it is his full intention to make a female member of the audience pregnant onstage. without even touching her. It's a good job he mentioned that last part, or it might start to seem like he was planning an entirely different kind of show.
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