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David Blaine Ate a Wine Glass Off Meryl Streep’s Table at a Party Last Night

David Blaine attends the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation's A Magical Evening Gala at Cipriani, Wall Street on November 28, 2012 in New York City.
David Blaine. Photo: Mike Coppola/Getty Images

It’s one thing for David Blaine to eat glass for a bunch of bros at a bar, but to do so at a black-tie gala, in front of Meryl Streep? Have you no etiquette, Mr. Blaine? Nope! The sometimes ice-bound illusionist was at an event hosted by the Dana and Christopher Reeve Foundation last night when he walked up to the Best Actress on Earth, grabbed a wine glass from her table (where she was seated with Harvey Weinstein), and started snacking on shards. Streep stood and watched, amused, for about 30 seconds. Then went like this: 

Meryl Streep, not acting.

Vulture grabbed Blaine after the fact to see if he was, you know, bleeding from the mouth (nope!), and to ask if this is a party trick he turns to often. Picking glass off his tongue, he told us, “I’m not allowed to do it often, because I get in trouble for it. But I really like to do it.” Then he went and did some card tricks. Like a normal person.

David Blaine Ate Glass for Meryl Streep