Angel bedeviled by messy divorce

Criss Angel‘s next big trick? Making a messy divorce disappear.

The lawyer for Angel’s estranged wife told Newsday that the star of “Mindfreak” has been under surveillance in Las Vegas for six months and that some damaging material has been collected.

Angel, whose real name is Christopher Sarantakos, was in Nassau County divorce court on Friday for proceedings by Joanne Sarantakos of Long Island, N.Y. She is accusing him of mental cruelty and abandonment during their five-year marriage.

Her attorney, Dominic Barbara, told Newsday that he will subpoena Cameron Diaz, who has been dating Angel, the next time she steps foot in New York and ask about gifts Angel might have given her.

Angel approached his estranged wife and her family and offered to shake hands with her, but she and the family loudly rebuffed him, according to reports.

Angel is in the process of putting together his illusionist show at the Luxor with Cirque du Soleil. It’s Cirque’s first collaboration with a headliner.


Caesars Palace star chef Guy Savoy lent more than his voice to Pixar’s hit animated movie “Ratatouille.”

Savoy, who voices one of the chefs, is mentioned in the credits for assisting the production team with access that helped them depict a fine French restaurant.

Savoy’s namesake restaurant in Paris has three Michelin stars, the highest possible, and his Restaurant Guy Savoy at Caesars recently was named Best of the Best in the Robb Report magazine’s world rankings, which came out this month.


Siegfried & Roy gave seven-time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong and his three children a 2 1/2-hour behind-the-scenes tour of their Secret Garden at The Mirage last Sunday. I checked in with Bernie Yuman, the duo’s longtime manager, about the endless rumors that Siegfried & Roy might be producing a big event. His answer. At this time, they’re “entrenched in retirement, traveling the world and involved in their philanthropic endeavors.” …

“Spider-Man” Toby Maguire finished 66th out of a field of 728 in the World Series of Poker’s $5,000 buy-in No Limit Hold ’em event, which concluded Friday at the Rio. He took home $6,159, the first time he cashed at the WSOP. It’s anticipated he’ll be among the top celebrity players in Don Cheadle‘s star-studded “Ante Up for Africa” $5,000 buy-in event on Thursday, featuring a mix of pro poker players and celebs.


Poker stars Annie Duke, Shannon Elizabeth and Clonie Gowen, at Gwen Stefani‘s concert (MGM Geand) Saturday. LeAnn Rimes with husband Dean Sheremet, her tour manager and bandmates at “Love” (Mirage) on Friday. Also there: Bernie Ecclestone, president and CEO of Formula One racing. … Colin Farrell and girlfriend, at Morton’s on Friday. … Lance Bass, with a large party at Moon (Palms) on Friday after dining at Nove Italiano. Bass and his posse stayed in the Real World Suite. … Channing Frye, who was traded by the New York Knicks to Portland on Thursday, partying with his former University of Arizona teammates Richard Jefferson and Luke Walton, on Friday at Body English nightclub (Hard Rock Hotel). … Pro wrestling diva Carmella DeCesare and her husband, Tampa Bay Buccaneer Jeff Garcia, at Fix (Bellagio) on Friday before going off to celebrate her 25th birthday at Light, where they tried their hand on the stripper pole. … At Pure (Caesars): actor Shane West, Jack Osbourne, actor Drake Bell and Indiana Pacers player Ike Diogu. … At the Flamingo’s new pool party, X20, on Friday: magician Nathan Burton, whose girlfriend, Brittney Palmer, is in the X Girls cast, the members of which perform on a floating stage.


“Anyone get caught in the blackout last night? Good news. They traced the source of the blackout to Donald Trump‘s hair dryer.” — David Letterman

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