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SharkFest Aug. 2nd - A Frenzy of Fun at the Tennessee Aquarium
If Sharknado whet your appetite and you think Shark Week should be “Shark Month,” then you’ll love the Tennessee Aquarium’s SharkFest on Friday, August 2nd. “It’s the one time each year that we pull out all the stops to celebrate sharks,” said Thom Demas, the Aquarium’s curator of fishes. “This year we have everything from new baby Epaulette sharks to an extensive ancient shark tooth collection on display.”
Shark fans can get an early start by viewing a special 5pm screening of Great White Shark 3D at IMAX. This new film, released in May, takes audiences on an underwater adventure to four of the world’s Great White Shark hotspots. People love seeing 16-foot long Great Whites leaping out of the water and silently swimming past SCUBA divers. Rather than trying to scare people, filmmaker D.J. Roller wanted to give audiences a virtual dive experience that helps everyone appreciate these amazing animals. “The giant IMAX screen is one of the most visually immersive mediums in the world,” said Roller. “So I think we’re able to give people a new view of Great White Sharks and deeper appreciation for the ocean.”
SharkFest officially begins at 6pm with a frenzy of fun including:
- Cowboy Kyle’s Shark Roundup – Enjoy a rodeo where Cownose rays surround Epaulette Shark pups in a saltwater corral.
- Dr. Bernie’s Travelin’ Shark Show – Touchable museum specimens like an Angel Shark and Dogfish will either fuel, or cure “shark fever.”
- Fintastic Shark Hairdo and Temporary Shark Tattoo Stations – Get a little dab of gel and show your SharkTacular spirit with a dorsal fin hairdo. Add a Great White Shark tattoo and show your toothy grin.
- Massive Megalodon (Prehistoric shark species) Tooth Display – Once upon a time shark jaws were truly enormous. You’ll be amazed by this collection of fossilized teeth.
- Interactive Shark Dive Programs – Discover what it’s like SCUBA diving with the Aquarium’s Sandbar and Sand Tiger sharks. Quiz the divers and learn about these top predators.
- Shark Cart Programs – Jawsome facts will be delivered by an Aquarium educator who gives kids a chance to have some hands-on fun with shark bio-props.
- Cool Treat - After feasting on shark facts throughout the evening, guests will receive a FREE scoop of “Shark Week Frenzy” ice cream from Cold Stone Creamery.
Register online for SharkFest at the Tennessee Aquarium: www.tnaqua.org/events
SharkFest is free for Aquarium members; $12.50 non-member adult/$7.50 non-member child (ages 3-12)
Add the special 5pm screening of Great White Shark 3D at IMAX for just $6!
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CAPTAIN AMERICA WINS 3RD STRAIGHT BOX OFFICE TITLE
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The guy in red, white and blue continues to rake in the green. The latest Captain America movie has scored its third straight box office victory. "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" took in another $26 million over the weekend to dominate the ticket sales list. The comic book character kicks around a new movie by Johnny Depp. His science-fiction thriller, "Transcendence" opened fourth with $11 million. It's the third straight box office disappointment for Depp -- and another sign that moviegoers these days tend to prefer spending money on familiar franchises than on original movie ideas.
It's three duds in a row for one of the biggest names in Hollywood. The AP's Jamie Friar looks at weekend box office numbers.
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Excerpt of sound from "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" which was tops at the weekend box office.
"TRANSCENDENCE" - JOHNNY DEPP
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Johnny Depp rather liked the way his role was filmed for "Transcendence." He pretty much stayed in a little dark room the whole time. He says sometimes he couldn't find the rest of the people involved and everything was done through videotape and sound. He says it made him feel like Max Headroom.
Johnny Depp says "Transcendence" is fun science fiction but also a real possibility.
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Johnny Depp says "Transcendence" raises the question of whether one would be willing to computerize a human to save a life.
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Johnny Depp says "Transcendence" does not tackle the issue of his character being surpassed by better technology.
IDRIS ELBA WELCOMES A SON
NEW YORK (AP) -- There's a new co-star in Idris Elba's life. The actor has welcomed his first son. The baby, named Winston, was born this past Thursday. In a tweet announcing the birth, the actor posted a photo of the baby's tiny hand gripping his finger. The mother is Elba's girlfriend, Naiyana Garth. It's the second child for Elba, who starred in "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom." He also has an 11-year-old daughter from a previous relationship.
DEFENSE ATTORNEY POINTS TO ALIBI FOR X-MEN DIRECTOR IN SEX ABUSE CASE
HONOLULU (AP) -- An attorney for "X-Men" director Bryan Singer says he has information that can help clear his client of allegations that he sexually abused a teenage boy. The attorney says there are credit card receipts, telephone records and other details that can show Singer wasn't in Hawaii when a lawsuit claims some of the abuse took place. A suit filed by former child model Michael Egan III says Singer abused him several times over a three month period in Hawaii and earlier in California. The suit claims the young men were caught up in a Hollywood sex ring. Egan says he told authorities about the case -- but doesn't know why charges weren't pursued.
JOSS WHEDON RELEASING MOVIE AS A $5 DOWNLOAD
NEW YORK (AP) -- You can't get into a movie for $5 any more -- much less buy one, except from those bargain bins at department stores or the dollar store. But Joss Whedon is releasing a film he wrote as a $5 digital download -- and in the process, is bypassing the normal channels of independent film distribution. "In Your Eyes" will be released on Vimeo On Demand and InYourEyesMovie.com. Whedon made the announcement after his movie made its premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York.
LIAM NEESON TARGETED BY ANIMAL RIGHTS PROTESTERS
NEW YORK (AP) -- Liam Neeson had some unwelcome visitors at his home the other day: animal rights activists protesting his position on New York City's carriage horses. Neeson feels the horses should keep working. But on Saturday, about 50 demonstrators filled the sidewalk in front of his Manhattan apartment to disagree. Some held signs with slogans like: "Liam Neeson: Stop Supporting Cruelty." The actor, who's 61, is a vocal supporter of the city's carriage horse industry. New York Mayor Bill de Blasio has promised to ban the horse-drawn carriages and replace them with electric vintage-style cars. Animal rights activists feel it's wrong for the horses to be subjected to traffic, pollution and possible accidents.
RUBIN "HURRICANE" CARTER DIES; BOXER WAS SUBJECT OF FILM STARRING DENZEL WASHINGTON
UNDATED (AP) -- His struggle for freedom was the inspiration for both a Hollywood film starring Denzel Washington and a hit song by Bob Dylan. But in the end, Rubin "Hurricane" Carter lost his fight against prostate cancer. He died yesterday at age 76, but not before becoming a symbol of racial injustice in America. He spent 19 years in prison after being convicted of a triple murder he didn't commit. When finally exonerated, the ex-boxer showed little bitterness. His ordeal was popularized by Dylan's 1975 song "Hurricane" and a 1999 movie starring Washington, who got an Oscar nod for his portrayal of Carter. In a statement issued yesterday, Washington praised Hurricane Carter's "tireless fight to ensure justice for all."
In a 2000 interview, Denzel Washington said the movie "The Hurricane" was a perfect way to tell Rubin Carter's story.
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In a 2000 interview, Denzel Washington said he spoke with several prison guards still working at Rahway State Prison in New Jersey who were there when Hurricane Carter was serving time.
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In a 2000 interview, Denzel Washington said Rubin Carter never thought he was guilty of the crimes that got him in prison.
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Excerpt of Bob Dylan singing "Hurricane," a 1975 song released to publicize Rubin Carter's plight.
BOONDOCKS RETURNS FOR FOURTH AND FINAL SEASON
NEW YORK (AP) -- It's creator isn't there anymore. But "The Boondocks" is back on Adult Swim for its fourth and final season. The episodes air Mondays at 10:30 p.m., Eastern time. The animated series is known for its often brash takes on the black experience in U.S. Aaron McGruder has left the series -- this, after Adult Swim says the two sides couldn't agree on a production schedule.
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