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King’s sleight-of-hand makes Biden, not Angel, appear tonight

Joe Biden has bumped Criss Angel’s latest appearance on CNN’s Larry King Live.

The network will air an interview with the vice president-elect this evening instead of a previously recoded interview with Angel that was originally scheduled to air tonight. Angel’s hourlong interview with the iconic cable news talk show host will now be broadcast on New Years Eve, Angel’s publicist said.

It will be the third time the magician has appeared on the popular program. A self-professed magic fan, King has a small cameo appearance in a video portion of Angel’s Cirque du Soleil show, Believe.

Angel, 41, flew to L.A. several weeks ago, on Nov. 20, to tape the segment.

During the interview, he and King discussed both of Angel’s shows, A&E’s Mindfreak, which is about to go into its fifth season, and Believe.

King also asked about Angel’s personal life and relationship with 28-year-old Playboy model Holly Madison.

The segment was recorded just three weeks into the couple’s emerging romance.

Madison joined her then-new boyfriend on set for the final portion of the interview. She and Angel sat side-by-side and answered King’s questions for about 15 minutes, their publicist said.

Madison gained attention early this fall when it was announced that she and 82-year-old Playboy mogul Hugh Hefner had ended their years-long romance. She and Angel were spotted together just weeks after news of the break-up hit, though the duo maintained they were “just friends.” It wasn’t until the Oct. 31 premiere of Angel’s Cirque du Soleil show, Believe, that they went public with their romance.

The pair have been virtually inseparable ever since, with Madison splitting her time between L.A. and Las Vegas to balance work commitments and the new romance.

The couple recently enjoyed a trip to Disneyland and on Friday celebrated their birthdays at a joint party at LAX. The two were born 12 years and four days apart, Angel on Dec. 19 and Madison on Dec. 23.

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