Archive for November, 2011

Kreskin at the final Regis Philbin show

Posted by kreskin On November - 21 - 2011
Kreskin entering ABC Television on the Red Carpet for Regis' farewell appearance.

Kreskin’s Thoughts for the week

Posted by kreskin On November - 17 - 2011
I just saw over the weekend the front page story in The Star-Ledger “Teen’s dedication to soldiers yields a glimpse at life of duty”, the piece highlighting High School Junior John McDonald’s creation of a GI Tickets Foundation. It has been a while since I have been so inspired by a news story. Here a young man, a high school student, hoping this will give him more credibility and value in his applications to attend a university, decides to raise funds so he can gift sports tickets to returning combat veterans. The original thought was that it would set him apart from others on his college applications, but as Mark Di Ionno’s story relates, it became something much more meaningful to him. When you hear today that some young people feel they can get credit in life by marching on Wall Street and then sustaining a period in which there are unhealthy conditions and sometimes illegal activities, what a contrast to find here a young man who reflects an inspiring spirit of patriotism. When I was going to school, one of my close friends decided to join the Peace Corp. Maybe he didn’t get paid for it, but he was paid in the long run with an experience you could not count in money. And the same holds true of John McDonald. If I saw an array of credentials from different applicants for a job, I can tell you right now John McDonald’s inspiring and unselfish activity would stand far and above. Read the article here. http://blog.nj.com/njv_mark_diionno/2011/11/di_ionno_jersey_teen_has_ticke.html

Kreskin and longtime friend Regis Philbin

Posted by kreskin On November - 16 - 2011
There is an irony in this picture. Kreskin appears here with the legendary Regis Philbin, and also present is Jerry Seinfeld who is scheduled to fill in as a temporary replacement following Philbin's retirement.

Kreskin’s Sudden Blackjack Winning

Posted by kreskin On November - 15 - 2011
Kreskin’s Sudden Blackjack Winning On Sunday night, Kreskin happened into Atlantic City. Having been nearby and having not visited for a long time, Kreskin decided to approach the blackjack tables. While his pictures are in casinos throughout the western U.S. , it would be quite a challenge for him to sit in on a poker game, as he is not allowed, but he is often permitted to play blackjack. The reason is obvious….dealers do not know the cards coming up, no one is thinking of any cards, and consequently the fall of the cards from a shuffle deck are pretty much chance. He entered the pit to sit at a $25 table. Of the money he brought, which was limited, he really only used $350 of his cash to play with. The supervisor overseeing the game was Tom Byrnes at the Golden Nugget. It was one of those exciting nights. Normally late Sunday evenings are extremely quiet, but Kreskin ended up winning $4,500!  

More on Midnight Snack by Michael McCarty….

Posted by kreskin On November - 15 - 2011
More on Midnight Snack by Michael McCarty…. A reviewer, referred to tongue-in-cheek as The Amazing Mark (Mark McLaughlin) makes this astounding prediction in his Facebook commentary : “MIDNIGHT SNACK will someday become a Hollywood blockbuster starring Brad Pitt as the vampire, Lindsay Lohan as the promiscuous hotty (in other words, she'll be playing herself), Paris Hilton as Corpse No. 3, and Zac Efron as The Amazing Kreskin!”  

Regis…. Farewell to a Giant

Posted by kreskin On November - 13 - 2011
Regis…. Farewell to a Giant I am honored to have received the invitation from ABC Television to attend Regis Philbin’s final appearance on Friday, November 18th. It is a very difficult moment in my life to reflect upon. I wonder if anyone has had the length of time working with Regis that yours truly has, which I look upon with pride. I’ve done 104 shows with him, beginning way back, when opposite Johnny Carson, the Joey Bishop Show was being seen on ABC Television with a young Regis Philbin as his announcer. I’m being asked who I feel will replace Regis? I can answer it best in this way…he’s one of the very few people in show business who is remarkably the same off camera as he is on. As far as who will replace Regis…I predict… no one will, nor can anyone. There will be people put in the same time slot, and on a show with a similar title, but you cannot replace a man who over 50 years has proved to be literally one of a kind. I am so pleased that You Tube has singled out the memorable Regis Philbin Halloween Show and the frightening scenario that I created with volunteers from his audience.