Fact: Celebrated illusionist David Blaine will be playing tricks on the likes of Harrison Ford, singer Katy Perry and rapper Kanye West in their own homes for a new Tv special. Real or Magic will also feature comedian Ricky Gervais, retired soccer superstar David Beckham and former U.S. President George W. Bush and will debut in America on 19 November (13).
Fact: Illusionist David Blaine has teamed up with the Red Cross to stage a 72-hour magic marathon to raise funds for the Haiti earthquake relief effort. The magic man will perform tricks in New York's Times Square from 9am on Friday (15Jan10), while encouraging New Yorkers and tourists to donate money to the Red Cross.
Fact: Alanis Morissette completed the New York marathon in an impressive time of four hours, 28 minutes and raised nearly $4,000 (£2,500) for her chosen charity - the Maasai Wilderness Conservation Trust. Former E.R. star Anthony Edwards, actor Edward Norton and illusionist David Blaine also donned their running shoes to compete in the event.
Quote: "When I know something's coming I'm not afraid. If right now a giant spider suddenly landed on me, I'd be terrified. But if I knew one's about to land on me, I'd prepare for it." Endurance artist David Blaine tells the New York Post's gossip column PageSix how he copes with fear.