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Judge forces David Copperfield to reveal 'Lucky #13' magic trick

Published: Friday, April 20, 2018 @ 7:09 AM

What You Need To Know: David Copperfield

David Copperfield was forced to shatter his most famous illusion.

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The famed magician was ordered in court Tuesday to break the Magicians Oath in court Tuesday, the BBC reported. A judge ordered Copperfield to explain one of his most famous tricks -- the Lucky #13 -- during a trial involving a man who claimed he was injured during the stunt.

British tourist Gavin Cox, 58, filed a negligence lawsuit against the illusionist, Time reported. Cox claimed he fell while participating in the Lucky #13 trick at the MGM Grand Resort and Casino in Las Vegas in 2013, the BBC reported. In the trick, Copperfield makes 13 audience members, chosen at random, disappear on stage and then reappear at the back of the room, the BBC reported. 

Cox told NBC News that he has suffered chronic pain and brain injury and has spent more than $400,000 on medical bills.

Copperfield’s attorney argued that revealing the secret would be financially detrimental, but a Las Vegas district court ruled against the magician

A Las Vegas district court rejected Copperfield’s defense, which argued that disclosing the secret behind the trick would be financially detrimental to him. He was ordered to explain how the trick was done.

Spoiler alert: Copperfield’s executive producer testified that when the curtain falls, the 13 volunteers are taken through passageways that circle the MGM building. They exit the building and then re-enter at the back of the theater, Time reported.

“There was a duty by the defendants to provide a safe environment to the audience participants,” Cox’s lawyer, Benedict Morelli, said in the opening statements.

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Rumors swirl about Meghan Markle’s wedding gown

Published: Friday, May 18, 2018 @ 3:13 PM

Getting to Know Meghan Markle

Leading British designer Stella McCartney is a favorite to design the wedding gown for friend Meghan Markle, when she marries Prince Harry at the royal wedding of the century Saturday at St. George’s Chapel in Windsor.

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British bridal designer Carolina Castigliano told Page Six that she believes  McCartney, best known for her use of organic materials, precise tailoring and modern feminine clothing, may well have designed Markle’s wedding dress.

 

She’s a “perfect fit for Meghan,” Castigliano said.

“She uses organic fabrics and her ethos is the same as Meghan’s. Her style is very underplayed, her dresses are very clean in style, very much Meghan – and they are friends,” Castigliano said in an interview with Page Six.

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Castigliano also told the celebrity magazine that Markle will pair the wedding gown with a tiara from the collection of Princess Diana, Prince Harry’s mother.

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“I believe it will be a very straight, fitted dress, with a big 9-foot train that comes off the dress from the side to create the drama, and lace trickling down the top of it,” the bridal designer told Page Six.

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Bowing to past traditions, Markle also most likely had her wedding gown approved by Queen Elizabeth.

Rapper Offset, of Migos, wrecks car overnight in Atlanta

Published: Thursday, May 17, 2018 @ 1:58 PM

Rapper Offset Wrecks Car In Atlanta

Migos rapper Offset reportedly destroyed his car late Wednesday night in Atlanta and was taken to the hospital for treatment of minor injuries, according to TMZ.

The gossip website posted a photo of the mangled green Dodge Challenger being towed on a flatbed.

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No accident report was taken and emergency medical workers were not called to the scene.

Offset’s fiancée, Cardi B, went to be with him following the accident, according to TMZ.

On May 9 during a lengthy interview on Howard Stern’s radio show, Cardi B, who is expecting a baby girl with Offset, said she and the Migos star are building a new house together in Atlanta, where they plan to raise their child.

Rapper Mac Miller arrested on charges related to DUI crash, reports say

Published: Thursday, May 17, 2018 @ 5:07 PM

Rapper Mac Miller Arrested On Charges Related To Alleged DUI Crash

Officials with the Los Angeles Police Department said rapper Mac Miller was  arrested on DUI charges Thursday morning.

Us Weekly reported that, according to Los Angeles Police Department officer Rosario Herrera, the 26-year-old rapper allegedly drove his 2016 Mercedes-Benz G-Wagon over a curb, hitting a pole, around 1 a.m. He and two passengers reportedly got out the car and left on foot.

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A Los Angeles Police Department public information officer told People that Miller, whose real name is Malcolm McCormick, was tracked to his home when officers matched the vehicle’s license plates to Miller’s address.

Miller was arrested at home, where officers said he confessed to drunk driving and fleeing the scene, according to Us Weekly. KCBS reported Miller was booked in jail on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol. His bail was set at $15,000. He was released around 9:25 a.m. Thursday, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.

A representative for Miller has not commented on the incident.

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Royal gambling fever: Who’s walking Meghan Markle down the aisle, color of Queen’s hat, will Harry shave?

Published: Thursday, May 17, 2018 @ 7:39 PM

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Oddsmakers are taking bets on both the most mundane and the more unusual possible occurrences at Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s royal wedding extravaganza on Saturday at Windsor Castle.

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Bets range from the obvious, like who will walk Markle down the aisle now that her father has bowed out, and the color of the Queen’s hat, to whether Markle’s “Suits” co-star Patrick Adams will be there and the name of the couple’s first child.

Queen Elizabeth II arrives at the parade ring with the Royal Procession during Royal Ascot 2017 at Ascot Racecourse on June 20, 2017 in Ascot, England, wearing a bright and bold green hat.(Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

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Markle’s mother, Doria Ragland, is favored (3/10) to walk her down the aisle, beating out Prince Charles (6/1) and Prince Philip (14/1). And the odds are the queen will wear a green hat (4/6), according to Irish bookmaker Paddy Power, one of the world’s biggest sports gaming companies.

Paddy Power is offering odds on the royal wedding and gamblers are going wild, rolling the dice on 13 different propositional bets.

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It’s a good bet Adams will be there (1/100) and that Victoria (14/1) or Thomas (14/1) will be the name of Harry and Markle’s future royal baby.

But people are also betting on whether Markle will wear a tiara, whether Harry will wear a uniform and if he’ll shave or not.

Paddy Power has suspended the bets on which designer made Markle’s wedding dress because news reports and other Markle gowns indicate it’s a pretty sure bet British designer Ralph & Russo made the gown.

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The company makes bets based on news reports and past popularity, according to USA Today.

If you’re feeling lucky, you can cast your lot on what the couple will serve for their main course, whether it will rain, which artist will play for the couple’s first dance or which titles the couple will take once they’re married. 

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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle during an official photocall to announce their engagement at The Sunken Gardens at Kensington Palace on November 27, 2017 in London, England. The couple are tying the knot on Saturday in a ceremony in St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle.(Chris Jackson)