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 Post subject: Disturbing Criss Angel News...
PostPosted: Wed Apr 16, 2008 7:56 am 
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I think the story speaks for itself...

Unlike most other cities where a headliner does a show and goes on to the next city, Las Vegas famously keeps the headliners (and critics) and imports new audiences.



So when Vegas headliners leave the neon Strip, they return home to their gated communities about town and often read what the local media are writing about them.



This has resulted in some epic feuds. And some silly ones. But certainly one of the ugliest -- with threats of violence -- happened on Friday night after the Miss USA contest between Criss Angel and the Review-Journal's Norm Clarke.



Angel's girlfriend, Veronica Grabowski, the reigning Miss Nevada, did not win the Miss USA contest (making her one of 50 other contestants who weren't Miss Texas -- the final winner this year).



As silly as it seems to take a beauty pageant owned by Donald Trump and hosted by Donny and Marie Osmond, with Paul McCartney's ex-wife as a judge, at all seriously, this apparently makes for pretty high emotional stakes in the world of Criss Angel. According to Clarke, Angel flashed an obscene gesture on the NBC telecast after his girlfriend was out of the competition.



But that was just the beginning of Angel's tantrum. His real eruption apparently happened after the pageant. Angel presumably was upset by coverage Clarke wrote earlier about how Angel had urged a judge to give "my girl" high marks. Clarke also reported that Trump was disturbed by Angel's talk with the judge. All of this was moot, as it turned out the judge in question had already turned in her vote.



Anyway, Clarke reports that after the pageant, Angel, along with his brothers and a bodyguard, charged over to him, with Angel yelling obscenities. Clarke has battled serious medical issues and wears an eye patch because his eye was removed. Angel, according to Clarke, didn't shy away from tasteless threatening: "Don't ever write another word about me, or you'll need an eyepatch over your other eye." Real clever.




After this unbelievable behavior, Angel headed off to party at LAX with "his girl.

" According to a press release:

"Angel was joined by his girlfriend Miss Nevada Veronica Grabowski and a slew of friends as he reveled at a lavish table on the main VIP stage. The group enjoyed some Montecristo Rum and Belvedere Vodka cocktails and danced to the sounds of DJ Hollywood well into the early morning hours.

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Meanwhile, Angel is to start rehearsals this week on Cirque's new $100-million show that is to feature him at the Luxor. Certainly, this was not the way Cirque intended to launch the start of the rehearsals. But this is also not the first incident showing Angel's sensitivity to perceived slights and ability to hold a grudge.



At Cirque's welcoming press conference to announce the Angel show at Luxor, the Mindfreak magician surprised all by offering an extended rap against all of the people in his life who he felt never believed in him sufficiently, and during this speech he also offered a little obscenity to keep the suits nervous.



Angel is certainly proving a unique presence on the Strip."




Story courtesy of Richard Abowitz Los Angeles Times
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 16, 2008 8:36 am 
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Well I guess that just goes to show what fame does to you :? .


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He has one of the largest Egos I have ever seen and seems to have a short fuse. Might need to seek help... :? Cant say, just opinion based on the plentiful stories.

He does need to loosen up.

One thing for sure though, is that plenty of people are loosing respect for him, if they havent already.


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I had already started a thread about this.

http://www.penguinmagic.com/discuss/vie ... p?t=146711


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