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A former Playboy model whose entertainment career was essentially launched at a Hooters restaurant in Santa Monica, Madison is the new star of at Planet Hollywood.
As for star power and instant name recognition, Madison is it—Melanie “Scary Spice” Brown and Kelly Monaco, the original stars of the three-month-old show, left after their 90-day contracts expired.
ANGEL: This is a show that incorporates so many different art forms and really tries to present magic in a way that it's never presented before. You know, with "Believe," it's not presented like "Mindfreak." It's a story line. I didn't want to do the typical, you know, presentation that -- that people have seen already. ANGEL: I am an entertainer first -- an artist that utilizes many different vehicles to entertain -- to engage an audience. You know, surround sound and projection and just -- we really went in there and redid -- regutted the stage to... ANGEL: Yes, it's -- it's -- everything is getting hurt. But I just want to say thank you to all those that have supported me on television.
And about three years ago, two-and-a-half years ago, with Cirque, we were talking about doing this and then an incredible director, Serge Denoncourt, got involved and we rewrote things that I initially wrote. The illusions -- probably 90 to 95 percent of them have been featured on "Mindfreak," but in a different incarnation. KING: Are you a magician -- are you a magician or an illusionist? It's wonderful to be able to have a way to escape and just see that anything is possible when you dream. And this is a show that Cirque could have never done without me and I could have never done without Cirque. ANGEL: The entire -- Felix Rappaport has been such a proponent of the show and of my art and, you know, really was able to accommodate the vision of the show with an amazing state-of-the-art theatre, with. Well, actually, he's been a mascot of magicians for centuries now.
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LARRY KING, HOST: Criss Angel -- the man who messed with our heads in "Mindfreak" does it again. We'll go on stage, back stage and behind-the-scenes, as Criss Angel blows your mind and we blow the lid off one of his secrets. (END VIDEO CLIP) KING: Right now on LARRY KING LIVE. (END VIDEO CLIP) KING: It's always a pleasure to welcome the brilliant Criss Angel to LARRY KING LIVE -- the illusionist, stunt artist, musician, actor, star and creator of A&E!
's "Mindfreak." The new show CRISS ANGEL Believe recently opened at the Luxor Hotel in Las Vegas. ANGEL: Well, believe stems from, actually, a word that Houdini used when he passed away in 1926 on Halloween to basically prove that mediums and psychics are complete frauds, because he knew that when he passed away, that they would be able to communicate with him from the other side.
So Houdini devised that word with his wife Bess so that when he passed on, when people made that claim, Bess would say what is Houdini saying -- what is the secret code word?
I wanted to go and challenge myself and do something that has never been done before. KING: Are you being hit by the downturn in the economy? You know, we're running, right now, pretty much a sold out show. Intentionally or not—nobody knows whether the clear, fluid prose is attributable to Madison or her “collaborator,” former offers a deep twist on the American Dream.