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By Chris Kaltenbach and Chris Kaltenbach,SUN STAFF | February 2, 2000
Penn & Teller know no boundaries. And that, they say without hesitation, is easily the best thing about being Penn & Teller. "It's being able to do whatever you want," says Penn Jillette, the thicker, taller and audible half of the illusion-obsessed duo, whose act will be on display at the Lyric through Sunday. "It's having really only one other person in the world that I have to clear something with before I put it in the show," says Teller, who's actually got a fine, measured speaking voice, even though it's never heard in the act. "For the Penn & Teller show that you see here, if we say it goes in, it goes in. That's an amazing freedom."
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By Mike Giuliano and Mike Giuliano,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | February 3, 2000
There's gunplay taking place nightly at the Lyric Opera House, but it's more or less playful. Normally joined by an ampersand, Penn & Teller stand on opposite sides of the Lyric's stage and shoot handguns at each other in one of the most dangerous-seeming routines in a show that explodes with them. Penn & Teller spend a couple of hours shooting guns, throwing knives, juggling broken bottles and doing other mortality-inducing stuff. The audience has paid good money to see these hazardous stunts and it cheers accordingly.
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By Mike Giuliano and Mike Giuliano,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | February 3, 2000
There's gunplay taking place nightly at the Lyric Opera House, but it's more or less playful. Normally joined by an ampersand, Penn & Teller stand on opposite sides of the Lyric's stage and shoot handguns at each other in one of the most dangerous-seeming routines in a show that explodes with them. Penn & Teller spend a couple of hours shooting guns, throwing knives, juggling broken bottles and doing other mortality-inducing stuff. The audience has paid good money to see these hazardous stunts and it cheers accordingly.
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By Chris Kaltenbach and Chris Kaltenbach,SUN STAFF | February 2, 2000
Penn & Teller know no boundaries. And that, they say without hesitation, is easily the best thing about being Penn & Teller. "It's being able to do whatever you want," says Penn Jillette, the thicker, taller and audible half of the illusion-obsessed duo, whose act will be on display at the Lyric through Sunday. "It's having really only one other person in the world that I have to clear something with before I put it in the show," says Teller, who's actually got a fine, measured speaking voice, even though it's never heard in the act. "For the Penn & Teller show that you see here, if we say it goes in, it goes in. That's an amazing freedom."
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November 11, 1993
Arrest psychotics, Penn and Teller sayComic magicians Penn and Teller have a message for U.S. Attorney General Janet Reno: Fictional violence is not the real thing.Their new advertisement on the Comedy Central cable network offers an open letter to Ms. Reno, in response to her warning that if television does not reduce crime and mayhem on the air, the federal government will.In the 30-second spot, Penn Jillette (the one who talks) sits in a van that narrowly misses hitting Teller, while he dips his hand into a bucket of fake blood.
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By Steve McKerrow and Steve McKerrow,Staff Writer | October 25, 1993
Penn & Teller perform the ultimate trick: The magical masters of irreverent illusion and parodic prestidigitation turn themselves into serious, serious guys.It happened in separate telephone interviews last week, talking about their Baltimore appearance Wednesday at the Lyric Theatre. The evening is a benefit for the Magic Me organization, which involves "at risk" young people in community service to the elderly.Before the serious stuff, however, a plug:Penn Jillette (the tall and talkative one onstage)
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By Lawrence DeVine and Lawrence DeVine,Knight-Ridder | November 6, 1990
How to tell the difference between Penn and Teller: Penn is taller and Teller is paler. In public, Penn is talky and Teller is . . ."Excuse me, Teller is very pale, he is a bit paler than I. Neither one of us has ever been in the sun. Right now we are in a room with no windows, rehearsing the 'Penn & Teller Refrigerator Tour.' It is a schoolroom, like Michigan architects design to drive little children crazy . . . They graduate and they never have seen the sun. . . ."Am I surprised when people ask me why our tour is called the 'Refrigerator Tour'?
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By Mary Corey | December 5, 1990
How do celebrities, who call tonier cities like New York or L.A. home, have a great time in Baltimore?While Penn and Teller may work together like magic onstage, the comic magicians sure have different views about how to live it up in Charm City. Teller says, "I have to confess whenever I'm in Baltimore I'm performing at night, so here's my idea of a perfect afternoon: I would go and have lunch at the Woman's Industrial Exchange. I remember being charmed by the cozy, maternal and somewhat severe look of the place.
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June 6, 2005
In the News `Cinderella Man' unfair to his dad, Baer Jr. says Max Baer Jr., who gained fame in The Beverly Hillbillies, tells the New York Daily News he's unhappy with how his father, Max Baer Sr., is portrayed in Cinderella Man. Baer Jr. says Ron Howard didn't consult him for the movie, which portrays his father (played by Craig Bierko) as a thug and a cheat. Baer Jr. says his father, who killed two men in the ring, wasn't heartless: He wept over their deaths. Howard's rep told the News that the flick "was written from the point of view of the Braddock family.
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By Chris Kaltenbach and Chris Kaltenbach,SUN STAFF | October 18, 1996
ABC reshuffles the deck, moving a bunch of shows to new times. Is this another example of rearranging furniture on the Titanic?"Unsolved Mysteries" (8 p.m.-9 p.m., WBAL, Channel 11) -- The Bobby Fuller Four was riding high with "I Fought the Law" when Fuller was found dead, slumped over the wheel of his mother's car. The coroner ruled suicide, but others are convinced he was murdered (which is why the case is being reviewed on a show about mysteries). NBC."Boy Meets World" (8: 30 p.m.-9 p.m., WMAR, Channel 2)
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November 11, 1993
Arrest psychotics, Penn and Teller sayComic magicians Penn and Teller have a message for U.S. Attorney General Janet Reno: Fictional violence is not the real thing.Their new advertisement on the Comedy Central cable network offers an open letter to Ms. Reno, in response to her warning that if television does not reduce crime and mayhem on the air, the federal government will.In the 30-second spot, Penn Jillette (the one who talks) sits in a van that narrowly misses hitting Teller, while he dips his hand into a bucket of fake blood.
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By Steve McKerrow and Steve McKerrow,Staff Writer | October 25, 1993
Penn & Teller perform the ultimate trick: The magical masters of irreverent illusion and parodic prestidigitation turn themselves into serious, serious guys.It happened in separate telephone interviews last week, talking about their Baltimore appearance Wednesday at the Lyric Theatre. The evening is a benefit for the Magic Me organization, which involves "at risk" young people in community service to the elderly.Before the serious stuff, however, a plug:Penn Jillette (the tall and talkative one onstage)
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By Lawrence DeVine and Lawrence DeVine,Knight-Ridder | November 6, 1990
How to tell the difference between Penn and Teller: Penn is taller and Teller is paler. In public, Penn is talky and Teller is . . ."Excuse me, Teller is very pale, he is a bit paler than I. Neither one of us has ever been in the sun. Right now we are in a room with no windows, rehearsing the 'Penn & Teller Refrigerator Tour.' It is a schoolroom, like Michigan architects design to drive little children crazy . . . They graduate and they never have seen the sun. . . ."Am I surprised when people ask me why our tour is called the 'Refrigerator Tour'?
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By From Sun news services | March 5, 2009
Hargitay hospitalized for lung problem Actress Mariska Hargitay was hospitalized yesterday after complaining of chest pains, according to several Internet reports. The Law & Order: SVU star had suffered a collapsed lung in January. Her representative told Us Magazine's Web site, "Mariska Hargitay went to the hospital this morning after experiencing some discomfort relating to her earlier lung condition. She is undergoing routine tests and expects to be feeling better soon."
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By LOS ANGELES TIMES | February 2, 2006
Story of a 3-Day Pass [Xenon] $15 In his sly introduction on the DVD of his 1968 feature directorial debut, Melvin Van Peebles explains that he moved to Europe in the 1960s after being denied a chance to direct in Hollywood. He ended up in France, where writers could get a temporary permit to direct, and he was able to make this ambitious racial drama about an African-American soldier (Harry Baird) up for promotion who is given a three-day pass to Paris, where he falls in love with a white woman (Nicole Berger)
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