Criss Angel to Guest Star in RULES OF ENGAGEMENT

Illusionist Criss Angel will guest star on Rules of Engagement, Monday, Jan. 17 (8:30-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Angel will play himself and perform an illusion. Angel is best known for his successful television series, “Criss Angel Mindfreak,” now in its sixth season. He is currently in the midst of a 10-year run at the Luxor Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas with his show, “Criss Angel BeLIEve,” that he performs live 10 times a week. His television credits include “CSI: NY” on the Network, and “Las Vegas.” Rules of Engagement also stars Patrick Warburton, Megyn Price, David Spade, Adhir Kalyan, Oliver Hudson and Bianca Kajlich. Thanks to Supernatural, I can no longer think of Criss Angel’s name without the word “douchebag” popping into mind (for those who don’t know, Supernatural once aired an episode called “Criss Angel is a Douchebag”). That unfortunate association aside, I have nothing against the guy and I bet his guest spot is bound to be entertaining. Source Here


A&E's original series CRISS ANGEL MINDFREAK returns for its sixth season featuring six new episodes premiering on Wednesday, August 4 at 10 PM ET/PT with Grand Canyon Death Jump. In season six of Criss Angel Mindfreak, the world renowned mystifier amps up his unthinkable escapes, fearless demonstrations and mind-blowing feats testing his own limits and that of his audience in six epic one-hour specials. He brings the series to new heights with a spectacular attempted jump across the Grand Canyon on a high performance hybrid motorcycle. He will either miraculously reappear in a locked cage dangling from a hovering helicopter or plummet 4,200 feet to his death. He challenges gravity as he attempts to walk up the side of the Luxor Hotel and Casino in full view of the public above, below and around. He combines two of his most acclaimed demonstrations in another episode by attempting to levitate hundreds of feet in the air and vanish. Criss goes for the extraordinary as he tries to set a Guinness World Record with the largest mass vanish ever, attempting to make more than 100 spectators disappear in the blink of an eye. And he pays homage to Houdini's bridge jump escape and the mob's cement shoes legend at the historical London Bridge in Lake Havasu in front of more than 12,000 spectators. To Read More Click Here .

TV Hot List: Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2009 - Featured

* Top Chef Masters (10/9c Bravo ) The culinary contest turns on the heat as we start dipping into the last course. (The season finale airs next week.) All eyes are on the remaining four food fighters - Rick Bayless, Michael Chiarello, Hubert Keller and Anita Lo - when they whip up meals while blindfolded. Afterward, the chefs must cater a large event, but the challenge comes with a catch: They are forbidden to handle the food, and must instead tap into their teaching and leadership skills. Assisting them are erstwhile Top Chef contestants, including the fiery Dale Talde, who evidently gets into a dishin'-and-dissin' duel with Chiarello. - Dean Maurer * The Philanthropist (10/9c NBC) As Teddy Rist's first season of do-gooding comes to an end, the focus shifts to his best friend and business partner Philip (Jesse L. Martin) and we see the intense impact that helping others has when the situation hits close to home. The friends travel to Haiti, Philip's birthplace, to help with a food shortage, but find that their biggest obstacle is Philip's brother, island senator Jean Beauvais, who has a different take on helping one's own. There's nothing like sibling rivalry to put a hiccup into plans to do good...even to feed the hungry. - Rhoda Charles * Criss Angel Mindfreak (10/9c NBC) There's "buried alive"...and then there's buried alive! Criss Angel always takes it to the extreme, so guess which route he chooses. He goes that extra mile on his fifth-season opener in which he's, you guessed it, buried alive. But he's also shackled before he's placed in the coffin, and he's surrounded by ice and snow just to make things more interesting. Add to this the fact that his coffin is transparent, and it should be a revealing episode in many thrilling and chilling ways. - Bill Ecklund Source Here

Holly Madison and Criss Angel Call it Quits

It seems that the magic between Holly Madison and Criss Angel has quickly vanished into thin air. After quitting her post as Playboy's Playmate editor and moving to Las Vegas to spend time with boyfriend Criss Angel, the star of The Girls Next Door has reportedly called it quits with the popular illusionist. According to E! News, Madison, also known as Hugh Hefner's former number 1 girlfriend, has recently moved back in with her family though her split with Angel was amicable. "She was very much in love with him, and they're still very close friends," a source close to the former couple told E! News. "It was a conflict of schedules. She felt she couldn't devote 100 percent of her time in Vegas and his career at the expense of her career and her goals." Madison, 29, and Angel, 41, were rumored to be dating last year after being spotted cozying up in October, shortly after Madison and Hefner ended their relationship. The Madison-Angel pairing immediately became a tabloid sensation as they initially claimed to be just good friends. Eventually, however, they went public with their romance, moved in together and met each others' parents. Just recently, the couple was seen together kissing in Sin City on Valentine's Day. Although the split was mutual, the decision to go separate ways after four months of dating was not easy. "It was a tough decision for her to make and come back to L.A. and pursue her career," the source told E! News. "She still has very intense feelings for him." Meanwhile, Holly Madison and Criss Angel have yet to confirm the news. As of this moment, they are still both in a relationship, according to their status on their respective MySpace pages. Fans can catch Holly Madison on the season finale of The Girls Next Door this Sunday on E!, while Criss Angel can be seen on Criss Angel: Mindfreak on A&E. Source here

Criss Angel Q&A on Season 4!

With Season 4 now underway for Criss Angel Mindfreak on A&E , SideReel joined in a Q&A with Criss Angel himself to find out what he has coming up this season! Criss Angel Season 4 Q&A Don't forget to enter SideReel's Criss Angel Mindfreak Giveaway ! Photo and transcript courtesy of Electric Artists, Inc.

A&E Network Presents New Branding Campaign

A&E has launched a new network branding campaign featuring their new tagline "Real Life. Drama." Check out the details on the new campaign in their press release and video promo: A&E Network Presents New Comprehensive Brand Positioning Promo: A&E is Real Life. Drama. Also, take a look at all your favorite A&E shows with newly branded posters now on their SideReel pages: The Cleaner Criss Angel Mindfreak Gene Simmons Family Jewels Dog the Bounty Hunter Intervention Paranormal State The Two Coreys Press release and assets courtesy of Electric Artists, Inc.