Brahman bull gets the best of Angel

Illusionist Criss Angel is sporting a black eye after what his publicist said was a "run-in" with a nasty 2,000-pound Brahman bull two weeks ago. The shiner is under Angel's right eye.

Angel was shooting a video at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area for his upcoming Cirque du Soleil show at the Luxor titled "Criss Angel Believe," which opens in September.

"The bull won the battle but Criss won the war," said Angel's publicist Steve Flynn.

"He was not gored," Flynn explained. "He was caught between the bull and the fence."


At The Bank (Bellagio) on Saturday for the birthday celebration of Danny "A" Abeckaser, a managing partner of the club, actor and international promoter: Paris Hilton and her boyfriend Benji Madden; her sister Nicky Hilton and her current beau David Katzenburg; Nicky's ex Kevin Connolly of "Entourage" and actor Lukas Haas; Jamie Lynn Sigler of "The Sopranos" with her co-star Rob Iler; "Saturday Night Live" star Seth Meyers; Ami James and Chris Nunez of "Miami Ink;" actor Ido Messori; motocross star Carey Hart and Sports Illustrated model Tori Praver. The party started earlier at Brand Steakhouse (Monte Carlo), where some of Danny A's friends shared the massive 120-ounce porterhouse that feeds six. ... Paris Hilton, being sawed in half by magician Nathan Burton at The Mirage villas early Saturday morning. The party included more than 100 different "Beacher's Madhouse" acts. With Hilton was boyfriend Benji Madden, sister Nicky Hilton and her boyfriend David Katzenberg. Chef Kerry Simon provided food from Cathouse and his new Simon at Palms Place. ... At Bradley Ogden restaurant (Caesars Palace) on Saturday: The Queen of Hearts World Series of Poker celebrities, including romance novelist Jackie Collins, Tom Cruise's ex-wife Mimi Rogers, actresses Camyrn Manheim, Cheryl Hines, Joely Fisher, and Kathy Najimy, former country singer Mindy McCready, organizer Lisa Tenner and World Series of Poker commissioner Jeffrey Pollack. ... At Venus Pool Club (Caesars Palace) on Saturday: Antoine Wright of the Dallas Mavericks, Jermaine O'Neal of the Indiana Pacers and Al Harrington and Patrick O'Bryant of the Golden State Warriors, with friends. ... Kevin Connolly and friends at Revolution bar at The Mirage on Saturday. ... Romance novelist Collins and former country singer McCready were expected to be among the celebrities in the Queen of Hearts poker event at the World Series of Poker on Sunday at Caesars Palace.


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