Bernie Shine confirmed to Highlight Hollywood the rumor spreading around Tinseltown like wildfire. However, it’s a positive rumor, not the normal kind. “Yes, I guess you can say I’m coming out of retirement, Tommy,” said the magician and phenomenal entertainer. “Yes Tippi Hedren is going to be on stage along with Loni Anderson, Richard Chamberlain, Taylor Negron, Laura Kightlinger, Baron Vaughn, Tim Bagley and Karen Cadle ,” the star tells us.
My pal Tippi Hedren will be introducing another of my dear friends, magician Bernie Shine and musical guests Lindy Robbins, Richard Chamberlain, Karen Cadle and Loni Anderson have plenty of surprises up their sleeves as well. Only a star-studded event like this could get the star out of his beautiful Hancock Park home with beloved pooch Maggie. Yes, that Maggie that we also reported on recently.
Recently renowned magician Bernie Shine has been rather reclusive and, except for very special occasions and audiences, he has been in self-imposed exile from public performances for quite some time, however he previously regularly appeared at Hollywood’s legendary Magic Castle. We asked Bernie why he was returning now, and he exclusively told us: “My friend Tippi Hedren, asked me to do a special performance for this show. I greatly admire her and the wonderful work and animal advocacy she does as President of the Roar Foundation Shambala Preserve (www.shambala.org) …so I gladly agreed to appear. In fact, I delighted that Tippi will be there to personally introduce me.”
Concluding, “I originally planned to do a magical dove act, where I produce birds from silks, empty cages, and other places. But for some inexplicable reason, this scared the hell out of Tippi Hedren.”
I also wonder why?
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