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My Weekend With The Amazing Kreskin

Published July 10, 2021 by Maryanne
Maryanne Christiano-Mistretta with The Amazing Kreskin!

Last weekend, I had the honor to work as celebrity handler to The Amazing Kreskin! (http://www.amazingkreskin.com/)

Some of my older readers may remember him from The Johnny Carson Show. Kreskin is a mentalist who became popular as a guest on talk shows in the 1970s.

For four days, I was hired to serve as his assistant. I drove him from his home in New Jersey, where he lives with four beautiful cats, up to NE ComicCon (https://necomiccons.com/), at the Regency Hotel in Boxoboro, Massachusetts.

Thursday, July 1, we drove up to Massachusetts during a blinding rain storm. It was an adventure I’ll never forget. It took seven hours to make a 4.5 hour trip.

The next day, Kreskin signed autographs and sold plenty of merch. Saturday afternoon, he did a Q&A segment (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M7seM7iODYE), followed by an evening performance, which truly was AMAZING! And now, I can tell you firsthand, his act is not rigged in any way, shape or form. He is the real deal!

Other notables at NE ComicCon were Tim Rice, who designed the puppets in Fraggle Rock and Dark Crystal; Butch Patrick, actor best known for playing Eddie Munster on The Munsters television show; (https://www.instagram.com/the_real_butch_patrick_/?hl=en) and actor John Capodice.

Of all the cool things I’ve done in my career, this is truly one for the books. In addition to helping out Kreskin, I’ve made some great friends; and I am also now helping out booking Kreskin for gigs!

If you are interested in having Kreskin perform at your event, contact me directly at: maryannechristiano@maryannemistretta

Tim Rice and The Amazing Kreskin

Maryanne Christiano-Mistretta and John Capodice
The Amazing Kreskin at home with one of his four kitties.

Sexiest Man 2012 – People Magazine Got it Wrong

Published November 16, 2012 by Maryanne

People’s Choice: Channing Tatum

I recently heard that People Magazine named Channing Tatum the sexiest man alive for 2012. Since I’m not really a follower of celebrities, I had to Google who Channing Tatum was. I guess I live under a rock because this dude has an impressive career. He was on “21 Jump Street” and is an award winning actor, dancer, model, etc.

Don’t get me wrong, Channing TatumĀ  is indeed a good looking guy, but opinions are like assholes and everyone has one, so it’s not out of line for me to say he doesn’t make my head spin (and of course that doesn’t matter because obviously millions of other women will disagree with me and that is fine).

Years ago, when the movie “The Truth About Cats and Dogs” came out, Uma Thurman was cast as a model and Janeane Garofalo was cast as a radio host with low self-esteem who was supposed to be the one with the brains, while Thurman was the obvious beauty. But because we are all different and have different tastes, many guys thought Janeane Garofalo was the “real beauty” of the movie. I think if I was a heterosexual male, I may also choose Garofalo, the non-obvious choice, over Thurman, mainly for the fact that Garofalo has amazing thighs! But, again, that said, it’s just me and my opinion.

So, just for fun, if I had to choose the “Sexiest Man Alive” for 2012 (who is in the celebrity media of course, otherwise I’d pick my husband, but he would be too embarrassed, so on second thought I wouldn’t pick him) my choice would be … DRUM ROLL PLEASE …

Austin “Chumlee” Russel, who stars on “Pawn Stars.”

Maryanne’s Choice: Chumlee

To me, Chumlee is hot! He has gorgeous long hair. I love the goatee and his big lazy, dreamy eyes. The fact that he is overweight is not a problem. I’ve always been a fan of chubby guys. They remind me of big ‘ol teddy bears that you just want to hug to death!

And how cool is Chumlee? He’s super cool!

Now I’m the type of girl who doesn’t go around saying this guy’s hot and that guy’s hot. I’m more of the type that will compliment a woman. I’m just not impressed by that many guys and usually when someone goes ga-ga over a certain celebrity, I’m like, “yeah, whatever.” I don’t even know what my taste or type is, but I know when I see it. And Chumlee, to me, is the cutest since Johnny Depp in “Edward Scissorhands” days. Or Sean Penn in “Bad Boys”/”Racing with the Moon” days.

He’s just got that little somethin’ somethin’ — you know?

Ladies, what do you think? Guys, what do you think? Who is your “sexiest” choice for 2012? And how do you feel about my choice?