Tag Archives: Entertainment

‘Deadliest Catch’ Star Sig Hansen Is A Grandfather, Just Days After Walking Other Daughter Down Aisle!

Just over a year after suffering a near fatal heart attack and spending a lot of time in courts with a recent lawsuit from his only biological child, and a recent arrest related to some drunken behavior during an Uber ride, Deadliest Catch favorite, Sig Hansen, has now become a grandfather to a baby girl. But that is not all that Sig’s been up to lately! He also walked his other daughter and fellow Deadliest Catch star, Mandy Hansen, down the aisle when Mandy married Sig’s deckhand and Deadliest Catch star Clark Pederson. What are all of the details of Sig’s whirlwind two weeks? click here for photo’s, read the story  12:41

Cold Water Cowboys – Season 4 returns for more danger and drama

Being a fisherman off the coast of Newfoundland is a dangerous career. Being injured by machinery or a sharp object is always a concern. If something bad happens, you might be hours away from shore. And if things go really bad, you’re dead. Filming what goes on aboard a fishing boat off the coast of Newfoundland is just as dangerous. Just ask showrunner Maria Knight, whose small team captures dramatic and triumphant footage for Cold Water Cowboys, returning for Season 4 this Tuesday at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT on Discovery. “It’s not easy for my guys on a lot of levels,” says Knight. “They’ve all received emergency training—they can’t get on the boat without it—and they’re on a boat. It may look majestic on TV with them on the ocean, but there’s not a lot of space and it’s constantly moving. It puts the guys through a major workout.” click here to read the story 11:52

‘Deadliest Catch’ Season 13: Tragedy, Drama, And Is It End For Two Captains?

Discovery has announced that the Deadliest Catch Season 13 will be returning on April 11. This is the final season for at least one captain, possibly two. Compound it with the emotional tragedy of the Destination and temperatures that are four degrees warmer than last year, means that keeping focused and finding the crab is tougher than before. Captain Sig Hansen appears to be back, but for how long? Captain Jonathan Hillstrand? It appears that the weather has become dramatically warmer, four degrees warmer than last season. It matters a great deal as any of the previous crab hotspots are now gone. The crab have moved to new, more comfortable locations, and the captains, who are under pressure to achieve quotas, need to use all of their skills and instincts to figure out where the crab are located. Read the story here 12:48

Wicked Tuna Outer Banks: Tyler says screw you as tension mount!

tyler-outer-banksAs the Doghouse’s First Mate Caine Livesay says: “Any time you catch a fish it gives you a boost to confidence. This fish really means a lot to us, you know it’s gonna put us in the right direction.” Meantime, Reels of Fortune and Pin Wheel get into some less than friendly rivalry. Pinwheel catch a mako shark and lose the hook and bait as they let it go, but they don’t call in the bite right away. Reels of Fortune Captain Charlie “Griff” Griffin is not happy that Pin Wheel is not reporting when they get a bite. Pin Wheels’ skipper Tyler is not impressed. Mocking Griff, he says: “You didn’t radio in your bite. Oh that’s not how we operate here in the Outer Banks. Read the rest here, and watch 2 videos. 12:38

‘Deadliest Catch’ Contract Renewals For Captains Sig Hansen, Bill Wichrowski, Others Due This Year

four captainsContract renewals are coming up for Deadliest Catch Season 13. Several of the veteran captains who fans have come to know and adore are due to sign on for another season, but will any of them back out? On the Season 12 finale, Sig was told by the doctor in Anchorage that if he wants to prolong his life, he needs to make serious lifestyle changes. Work-related stress and smoking cigarettes were the reasons of his heart attack. As a commercial fisherman, stress is unavoidable. Will this culminate in Sig not renewing his contract for another season of Deadliest Catch. Capt. Bill Wichrowski was asked about his thoughts regarding the contract renewals in an interview this week. He says that not just anyone on the cast can keep the Discovery series afloat with the kind of ratings it’s seen. “Well, I don’t think just any group of guys can make this happen. Phil [Harris] was one of the original guys and we lost Phil and Phil’s still as much a part of the show as some of the guys on the show,” Read the rest here 18:48

Ocean City Boat Featured In ‘Wicked Tuna’ Outer Banks Season Premiere Monday

foolish-pleasures-file-photoThe National Geographic Channel’s fishing reality show returns for a new season on Monday and will feature the long-awaited debut of the popular Ocean City-based “Foolish Pleasures” and its colorful Captain Dale Lisi and his crew of characters. Lisi and the “Foolish Pleasures” based at the Ocean City Fishing Center in West Ocean City, were chosen last fall as one of a handful to participate in and appear on the latest season of “Wicked Tuna.” The National Geographic Channel’s wildly popular show follows groups of salty fishermen as the make a living battling monster Bluefin tuna the old school way with a rod and reel. Lisi and his crew, including mates Will Hathaway and Ed Gross, certainly fit the bill. Read the story here 11:17

This kid has Guts! Deadliest Catch Deckhand forced to slurp down raw COD INTESTINES

deadliest-catch-brandi-a-cod-intestinesIf there’s one thing that’s going to motivate you to work hard — it’s the threat of having to slurp down raw COD INTESTINES like spaghetti if you mess up. Unfortunately for the newest crew member of the Brenna A on tonight’s Deadliest Catch, when he misses the crab pots with a throw of the hook that’s exactly what he’s faced with. Captain Sean Dwyer enforces the punishment to make sure his crew stay motivated and the newbie ‘greenhorn’ had started off well, landing every throw at the rail. But when he finally misses he has to follow through with the gut-wrenching consequences. Bring out the “Bering Sea sushi” — a gruesomely long piece of raw cod intestines. Watch the video below as he struggles to stomach the fresh intestines without gagging. Click here!  13:45

Tonight on the “Deadliest Catch” – Big Wave Bends the Northwestern’s Bow

b1764dd28683520042b46271e028665966e17872.png.cfOpi season begins on tonight’s episode of Deadliest Catch which means Sig Hansen is back in the Northwestern’s wheelhouse. While he avoided the last storm, when brother Edgar was at the helm for Bairdi, the weather doesn’t let up. When a captain as seasoned as Sig says, “Whoa…” at the sight of a wave, you know it’s a big one. Our exclusive sneak peek shows a 35-foot rogue wave slamming into the boat, causing Sig to duck in the wheelhouse and, as Edgar later notices, buckling the steel of the bow like a tin can. “Gotta pay attention,” Sig says. “Gotta pay attention,” Watch the trailer, read the rest here 15:00

‘Wicked Tuna’ will be filmed out of Ilwaco? Sorry Charley. There’s only one “Wicked Tuna”!

AR-160519910.jpg&MaxW=600Albacore tuna news: ‘Wicked Tuna’ will be filmed out of Ilwaco. There’s only one Wicked Tuna, and its out of Gloucester! The Tuna Club in Ilwaco has informed me of some upcoming events for albacore fishermen. • TV producer Phil Lander is working for Pilgrim Studios on a new show for the History Channel about commercial albacore fishermen in the Ilwaco/Astoria area of the “Pacific Graveyard.” They are casting the show now, and are looking for interesting boat captains with big personalities. If you are one and want to audition for the show, contact [email protected]. This should be an interesting show with local fishermen on commercial albacore boats. Read the rest here 12:52

NatGeo renews ‘Wicked Tuna’ as Season Five closes

5733be6896059.imageAs the fifth season of the hit National Geographic Channel series “Wicked Tuna” comes to a climax Monday, May 16, with the finale, NatGeo announced that the show will continue with a sixth season. The Gloucester-based reality television series, which has fans all over the world, will begin filming this summer for another season of tension on the high seas as the captains compete to bring in the most lucrative hauls of the gigantic bluefin tuna. This has been the most competitive season yet with four of the five boats in close contention to make the win with a “monstah” catch, and the fish are biting in the final episode as they fish within sight of each other. Read the story here 07:21

John Oliver trashes bad science and worse media coverage of it

John-Oliver-600x400Comedian John Oliver has done it again. His hour-long, commercial-free “Last Week Tonight” on HBO gives him the flexibility to present long-form pieces (and curse to his heart’s content), and that’s just what he did Sunday in a 19-minute segment on misleading scientific studies. “There is a lot of bullshit currently masquerading as science,” Oliver said. The news coverage of such studies may even be worse. “A new study showing that drinking a glass of red wine is just as good as spending an hour at the gym,” proclaimed one TV news teaser he showed. “That last one doesn’t even sound like science. It’s more like something your sassy aunt would wear on a t-shirt,” Oliver quipped. Watch the video here! 09:38

‘Wicked Tuna’ captain Jessie Anderson quits Wicked Tuna reality show

jessie_1462374037750_2098281_ver1.0_640_360Fishing captain Myjestic “Jessie” Anderson, part of the all-women crew on the National Geographic Channel’s hit documentary series, Wicked Tuna – Outer Banks, will not be on the reality show when it airs this summer. Anderson decided to focus on the charter fishing business aboard her boat Carolina Girl out of Hatteras Harbor, she said Wednesday. “I do better fishing on my own,” she said. Anderson did not take part in the filming of season three from January to March. The boat Reel Action will also not be part of the third season, Anderson said. Read the rest here 15:47

‘Deadliest Catch’ Drama of the Week: Is Captain Wild Bill Questioning His Son’s Manhood?

“Deadliest Catch” is bringing some surprises to the wheelhouse this season, with the many ups and downs of new–and seasoned–skippers. Last week, fans saw Captain Keith deciding to make a change in his life; tonight on Discovery Channel, will Captain Wild Bill ask some similarly life-altering questions? Wild Bill’s relationship with his son has always seemed strained. Wild Bill, of course, is an old-school fisherman, guiding the Cape Caution with all that his years of experience at sea have taught him. And, typically, that approach is much more direct and black-and-white than that of his son, Zack Larson, who grew up with today’s, let’s face it, more forgiving-of-failure attitude. Wild Bill’s expectations for his son are extremely high, but, time and time again, it just seems Zack disappoints. Read the rest here   14:09

‘Wicked Tuna’ Star Captain Delivers Beatdown … Gets Arrested

0421-tyler-mclaughlin-mug-shot-4One of the captains from “Wicked Tuna” got busted in port for smashing a guy’s face. Captain Tyler McLaughlin was charged this week for misdemeanor assault … according to the Perquimans County Sheriff’s Dept. in North Carolina.  Cops say McLaughlin got into it with another fisherman last month near the docks. The Nat Geo star allegedly put the guy in a choke hold and punched him in the eye multiple times. We’re told the victim suffered a broken nose and 2 black eyes. McLaughlin bounced before cops arrived. Weeks later, McLaughlin turned himself in to cops, got booked but was immediately released on a $10,000 bond. We reached out to McLaughlin and Nat Geo … no reply at all. TMZ link 16:02

Entertaining the Tourists, Elliott Neese Has a New Gig Aboard Former ‘Deadliest Catch’ Boat

Elliott-Neese“Deadliest Catch’s” Capt. Elliott Neese will work on another boat that was once featured on the show. Neese is letting fans know that he has a summer gig in Alaska this summer, and you can see him if you’re traveling up that direction. Elliott tweeted on Friday that he’ll be working on an Alaskan crab tour boat in Ketchikan. “Everyone check out and follow @AleutianBallad my new job for the summer I will be with my friend & crab legend Derrick Ray #superstoked,” Elliott tweeted. It’s unknown if Elliott will be on season 13 of “Deadliest Catch.” Several speculations suggest it’s unlikely. Neese was battling problems with addiction in season 11 and he was furious at camera crews for recording his actions aboard the Saga. Read the rest here 14:43

Staging A Storm Scene! ‘Deadliest Catch’ Writer Caught In Blatant Fakery Scheme!

deadliest_catch_webOf course the Kardashians have shamelessly staged scenes for their “reality” show — The Hollywood Reporter accused the gritty Discovery channel hit, featuring seasoned fishermen including Sig Hansen and Josh Harris, of faking a terrible storm in the 4th season premier. On the 2008 episode, “mammoth waves smashed an Alaskan crab fishing boat called the Wizard, sending large swells crashing over its deck,” writer James Hibberd wrote. “Inside, alarmed crew members discover that their stateroom is flooding with incoming seawater.” Adding even more fuel to the fire, the site even discovered an alleged “outline” from the episode. Read the story here 21:18

‘Deadliest Catch’ Captain Admits He’s Afraid Of The Ocean And Can’t Swim

deadliest-catch-6The Hyena’s at TMZ mock the Skipper – Would you believe one of the “Deadliest Catch” stars is actually “afraid” of the ocean and is unable to swim? Captain Sig Hansen of the F/V Northwestern admitted to TMZ on camera that he’s the “last guy” who wants to go into the ocean. “I’m afraid of the ocean,” Sig said. “The last guy that wants to go in there is ME. I can’t swim.” That’s one for the ages. An ocean boat captain who can’t swim? You’d think there might be some kind of test for that you have to pass in order to be a certified captain. Apparently when you’re a fisherman it’s not a requirement. Video, read the rest here 17:29

Deadliest Catch Roundup – Season 12 – Various articles leading up to tonight’s Season Premier

‘Deadliest Catch’ Returns With A New Captain And A Life-Threatening Emergency At Sea Click here – ‘Deadliest Catch’ Sneak Peek: Meet the Newest Captain! Click here  A look inside the ‘Deadliest Catch’ Click for video Deadliest Catch’s Hansen says survival was a coin toss Click here Meet the youngest captain ever to appear on ‘Deadliest Catch’ Click here  INTERVIEW: Capt. Johnathan Hillstrand readies for big storms on ‘Deadliest Catch’ Click here 11:23

The Saga continues on ‘Deadliest Catch’ “It’s official: Elliott’s out, Jake’s in!

elliott-neese-new-2600Capt. Elliott Neese is officially off “Deadliest Catch” season 12 and Capt. Jake Anderson will take over the Saga. According to a tweet by Discovery, Neese won’t be on this season. The network wrote on Twitter Thursday: “It’s official: Elliott’s out, Jake’s in: 5 days til #DeadliestCatch”. In an interview Elliott gave recently, he said he wasn’t going to be on “Deadliest Catch” so he could focus on himself after his stint in rehab. Last year he battled serious alcohol and drug problems and it affected his work aboard the F/V Saga. He was seen throwing temper tantrums and taking his frustrations out on the crew. Video, Read the rest here 19:24

‘Cold Water Cowboys’ returns to Discovery TV March 8

The popular Discovery TV series is returning, with a new Newfoundland fishing captain, Rick Crane, joining Richard Gillett, Conway Caines, Morris Anstey, Paul Tiller, Michelle and Andre Jesso, and their crews for an all-new, eight-episode season. Eager to fight the unforgiving waves to reach their weekly tallies and cash them in are returning fishermen Capt. Richard Gillett aboard the Midnight Shadow; Conway and Rick Caines aboard the Seadoo; Andre and Michelle Jesso aboard the Wave on Wave; Morris Anstey aboard the Sebastian Sails; Paul Tiller aboard the Atlantic Bandit; and newcomer Rick Crane aboard his new boat, Crane’s Legacy. Read the rest here 15:29

‘Wicked Tuna’ and Tequila’

The fishermen of Gloucester, Massachusetts are in the hunt once again to catch the biggest and largest quantity of their prize bluefin tuna. Often they have a fish on the line for hours, only to lose it when it pulls the hook or the line snaps. See what other troubles befall these warriors on this episode titled, “Tuna and Tequila.” As the episode begins, newcomer to the Gloucester fleet, Erin & Sarah lead the pack as last year’s winner Dave Marciano, captain of the Hard Merchandise, is the lone boat without a fish. The Hard Merchandise is hoping to catch one as they fish at night closer to Gloucester at Jeffrey’s Ledge. Read the rest here 14:41

Portland-based fishing boat captain and daughter to be featured on ‘Wicked Tuna’

Pete Speeches sees himself as a competitive guy, competing against the unpredictability of nature every time he sets foot on his boat. So when Speeches and his daughter Erin signed up to be featured on the new season of the popular tuna-fishing reality show “Wicked Tuna,” he wasn’t looking to just get his face on TV or for a career in acting. He was looking to win. “I’m not in the habit of not catching fish, I like to be the guy who catches fish,” said Speeches, 54, who fishes out of Portland on a boat named for his daughters, the Erin & Sarah.  Read the article here 12:51

Area Boat Prepping For ‘Wicked Tuna’ Television Spotlight

While most of the Ocean City fishing fleet is settling in for the siege with the arrival of frigid temperatures and rough seas, at least one popular resort-based charter fishing boat is quietly preparing for the opportunity of a lifetime. Captain Dale Lisi of the “Foolish Pleasures” based at the Ocean City Fishing Center in West Ocean City has been chosen as one of a handful to participate in and appear on the latest season of “Wicked Tuna.” Read the article here 20:32

From skiffman to skipper: Cox’s Cove man becomes Cold Water Cowboy

The newest skipper to join the cast of Cold Water Cowboys says Discovery Canada threw him into the deep end. Not only was this his first foray into television, but the fisherman was also asked to perform a job he’d never done. “When you shove someone out of a skiff that don’t have a clue, it’s a challenge that’s for sure,” Rick Crane told CBC Radio’s Corner Brook Morning.   Crane said he was first approached by the show when it was looking to cast a young skipper. But, at that time, he had issues with his boat and wasn’t able to film.  Read the article here 12:53

‘Deadliest Catch’ spinoff “Dungeon Cove” is coming to Discovery Channel

Discovery Channel is spinning off its “Deadliest Catch” series, with a new series that explores the lives of Dungeness crab fishermen and their families in and around Newport, Oregon. “Deadliest Catch: Dungeon Cove,” which the network says is a working title, is set in one of the last remaining fishing towns along the edge of the Oregon coast, heading north to British Columbia an area that has earned the dubious distinction of being crowned Graveyard of the Pacific.  Read the article here 12:46

Britain’s hard-toiling fishermen are cast and crew of Channel 4’s new fishing documentary series The Catch

briton the catchRugged, taciturn and fearless, fishermen are the last-action heroes of the high seas. Or so gung-ho documentaries such as Discovery Channel’s Deadliest Catch encourage us to believe. “A lot of these shows are built around sensationalizing the danger,” says Incledon, who gained his sea-legs filming Lifeboat Rescue for the BBC in 1999. “The reality of what fishermen do and how they interact is far more interesting. They are a tight-knit bunch and don’t trust outsiders. They’re incredibly superstitious: no women on board, don’t cut sandwiches into triangles, never say ‘rabbit’ [old sea lore dictates that mere mention of the word will bring ill fortune].” Read the rest here 13:44

Deadliest Catch’s First Female ‘Intimidated’ Salty Dogs

Greenhorn Amy Majors is the first female shipmate to join Discovery Channel’s “Deadliest Catch.” She sat down with FOX Business Network’s Stuart Varney, along with Captain Keith Colburn, to discuss why she wanted to hit the rough seas. “I’ve been a fisherman my entire life. I’m third generation… it’s a family thing,” she said. Captain Colburn nearly replaced Majors because she intimidated the all-male crew. Video, Read the rest here 15:51

Casting Call For New Docu-Series Celebrating American Fishing Families

Noelle Cain (IMDb bio: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm3691838/) is a producer on a new docu-series celebrating American Fishing Families who work the oceans of the United States! She is currently in search of multi-generational, commercial fishing families with 4+ family members who fish together, preferably off-shore. This new docu-series will be a positive look at the passion, heritage and traditions of fishing families who have worked the same waters, honing the same skills, for generations. Time to celebrate the families who are fighting to make it through these hard times!  Email: [email protected] 08:59

The sassy women of ‘Wicked Tuna: Outer Banks” call Hatteras home, “Oh, there’s always drama,”

Captain Tami GrayBy 2003, Gray found herself living in Hatteras village and working on charter fishing boats. So she asked Hatteras commercial fisherman Jeff Oden for work. And before she knew what happened, she was on Oden’s boat, commercial fishing. “Here’s she’s going off to Hollywood,” Oden jokes, “and I’m left here in the weeds.” Last year, Gray was contacted by the “Wicked Tuna” production, asking if she wanted to do the show with her husband. “He said, ‘hell, no!’,” she says. But the man from Wicked Tuna persisted, asking her again about doing it with Tilman. “He says, ‘Can’t you give your husband a couple of drinks and talk him into it?’” Gray says. Read the rest here 15:30

‘Wicked Tuna: Outer Banks’, ‘Port Protection’ & ‘Yukon River Run’ to Premiere in July on NatGeo

Following the premiere of Wicked Tuna: Outer Banks comes a new series, Port Protection. The remote, fog-shrouded community of Port Protection is tucked into the northwest corner of Prince of Wales Island, Alaska, and surrounded by the freezing waters of the North Pacific. A small band of extraordinary people push the limits of survival, living an isolated and risky life of self-reliance with no roads, no government and no cops. Yukon River Run:On Alaska’s Yukon River, three raft crews each begin preparations for a trek downstream to sell goods to native villages. Read the rest here 18:59