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Michael Jackson trades David Copperfield for Criss Angel

Posted: May 9th, 2009, 9:37 am
by Gary Kosnitzky
Turns out Copperfield was a bit too expensive...

Michael Jackson has dropped David Copperfield in favor of Criss Angel to join him at London's O2 arena for his farewell shows. Copperfield was asking for $1 million per show. Jackson's scheduled for 50 nights.

A source said: "Michael wants to use lots of illusions to ensure his shows are as explosive and entertaining as possible. He was so excited about working with David but fell out with him over the money he wanted. But Criss is a superb entertainer and Michael's delighted to have him on board - not least because he costs less."

Doctors are currently worried that Michael's health isn't up to what it should be for the shows.

A source said: "There are concerns Michael is too frail. He has been ordered to eat more but he refuses to and eats like a bird."

The concert promoter insists Michael is very fit.

http://www.411mania.com/music/news/1040 ... -Angel.htm

Re: Michael Jackson trades David Copperfield for Criss Angel

Posted: May 9th, 2009, 10:29 am
by Terry
Lack of quantity over total quality.

Jackson is so far in the debt hole, he has to pinch every penny. And if I were a fan of the freak, I would be concerned about the lack of entertainment value I would receive from the overpriced tickets.

Re: Michael Jackson trades David Copperfield for Criss Angel

Posted: May 9th, 2009, 10:31 am
by David Alexander
We can infer several things from this article.

David Copperfield did not want this job; otherwise the price would have been lower than $50 million for 50 shows.

This gives Angel a face-saving reason to leave the Luxor and the disaster he created.

Apparently no one in Michael Jacksons company has read the reviews of Angels work.

Then again, working for Jackson requires they ignore a lot of reality.

Re: Michael Jackson trades David Copperfield for Criss Angel

Posted: May 9th, 2009, 11:45 am
by AJM
I will be surprised if Jackson completes 5 shows never mind 50.

But then again, I wonder what percentage of the show he will actually participate in - as I'm sure the clever use of film, doubles and 'illusion' will actualy 'water down' his actual nightly involvement.

Re: Michael Jackson trades David Copperfield for Criss Angel

Posted: May 9th, 2009, 12:24 pm
by Timothy Drake
The whole thing is PR crap. Both Copperfields and Angels people have confirmed this. Neither has or is talking to Jackson about participating. Its all Jacksons spin.

Best,

Tim

Re: Michael Jackson trades David Copperfield for Criss Angel

Posted: May 9th, 2009, 12:27 pm
by Magic Newswire
Yep.. we confirmed THE LACK OF DISCUSSIONS on this between Copperfield and Jackson when we spoke to Chris Kenner on the day that this story first appeared. Keep in mind.. that first report appeared on APRIL 1ST...

Re: Michael Jackson trades David Copperfield for Criss Angel

Posted: May 11th, 2009, 3:40 pm
by Comedy Writer
It will be a show to remember....

Re: Michael Jackson trades David Copperfield for Criss Angel

Posted: May 11th, 2009, 9:59 pm
by Alan M

Re: Michael Jackson trades David Copperfield for Criss Angel

Posted: May 12th, 2009, 1:26 am
by The Magic Apple
Michael Jackson is and always will be the King Of Pop

Re: Michael Jackson trades David Copperfield for Criss Angel

Posted: May 13th, 2009, 3:20 am
by Jarrett Parker
Well all I know is that Kenny Ortega is directing so it's going to be a miracle show!

Re: Michael Jackson trades David Copperfield for Criss Angel

Posted: May 15th, 2009, 2:32 pm
by Magic Newswire
Well.. It hasn't ever been Copperfield or Criss Angel. Who is it really? We've got word directly from the real magician working with "The King of Pop" at MagicNewswire.com

Re: Michael Jackson trades David Copperfield for Criss Angel

Posted: May 15th, 2009, 5:02 pm
by Dustin Stinett
As long as it's not Kyle Eschen.

Re: Michael Jackson trades David Copperfield for Criss Angel

Posted: May 15th, 2009, 5:13 pm
by Donal Chayce
Dustin Stinett wrote:As long as it's not Kyle Eschen.


:D

Re: Michael Jackson trades David Copperfield for Criss Angel

Posted: May 15th, 2009, 5:46 pm
by Richard Kaufman
Ed is a very busy boy!