'Deadliest Catch' recap: Captain Jake fights insubordination on the ship

Jun 21, 2017 23

Skipper Jake Anderson had another problem with a crewman on his ship The Saga after sending deck boss Sean Dunlop to alcohol rehab.

On last week’s “Deadliest Catch,” viewers saw Anderson emotionally say goodbye to Dunlop at the airport as he was going away for treatment. Dunlop’s drinking had gotten so out of control that Anderson urged him to get help.

But on Tuesday’s episode of the Discovery Channel show, the consequences of losing Dunlop were clear as things got chaotic on Anderson’s boat.

With a big storm brewing, the captain had poor visibility—and then had to deal with insubordination.

Crewman Dean Gribble decided to control the crane to move the sorting table on the deck. Anderson shouted at him from the wheelhouse after seeing the dangerous maneuver done against his orders.

Frustrated Gribble gave Anderson the finger.

“Did you flip me off?” Anderson roared. “Get off my deck, Dean, or you’re fired.”

With Anderson counting down to zero, Gripple finally moved off the deck.

“I’m going to be top dog,” Anderson told the cameras.

The skipper confined Gribble to his quarters and said he was forcing his worker to be humble. Unfortunately, it hurt his crab fishing operation. Anderson got a decent haul but his rookie crew was having a hard time without Gribble.

“We need Dean down here,” another crewman shouted.

Anderson admitted his men weren’t keeping up while experienced fisherman Gribble remained in the dog house.

To make amends, Gribble brought Anderson a sandwich — and conceded to his captain he had “f***ed up on the crane” and got “grumpy at the time,” when he flipped off the boss.

Anderson decided to forgive Gribble, telling him, “We’re good. I like you.”

Cameras showed the Saga captain noting, “I really care about the guys that I hire and I don’t give up on them.”

Gribble went back to work.

Meanwhile, the other “Deadliest Catch” skippers also dealt with severe storm conditions that promised 40-50 MPH winds.

Wild Bill Wichrowski was experimenting with using crab callers in his pots to see if it would result in bigger yields.

A recording in the callers emitted sounds replicating a food source, which was supposed to attract crab.

Wichrowski hoped it could eliminate having to use as much bait, but the test went bad when the electronic sensors in the callers got flooded with water, wrecking them.

“We’re high tech rednecks, weird times,” Wichrowski shrugged on his Summer Bay ship.

Keith Colburn said he was fishing “in a snow globe” as a blizzard battered his boat.

The Time Bandit’s retiring captain Johnathan Hillstrand returned again to the Russian line and was rewarded with more pots loaded with opilio crab.

The episode ended with Colburn’s boat being hit by a massive wave. He sighed, “It’s only going to get worse.”

Tara Reid: My career is better than ever

Jun 21, 2017 24

Tara Reid has seen it all. The 41-year-old actress has experienced life as an in-demand Hollywood starlet and as a tabloid mainstay just as famous for her off-screen antics. But, three decades into her career, some out-of-the-box roles have her working more than she has in years. Page Six recently spoke with the actress about why her career is hotter than it’s been in years.

Page Six: Your new film “Worthless” comes out in September. What drew you to it?
Tara Reid: It’s about the power of bullying. People have no idea how much it affects people. Say you go home and you bully me and I’m in a bad mood because you bullied me today and I wind up bullying someone else and they wind up killing themselves. You don’t realize the power of bullying.

Page Six: Your character, Talia, starts off the movie as a bully. What was it like playing her?
Reid: It was probably the most challenging role I’ve ever played. It’s a true drama piece. I really went there. At the time, when I was shooting the film, my father was also passing away. He was dying, so there was a lot of stuff going on in my life while I was shooting this movie. There’s a lot there and you’ll see it through the character, for sure.

Page Six: Have you been bullied?
Reid: I feel like bullying is such a big part of Hollywood and of the world. When I read the script, I really related to it and it was something that I really wanted to get involved in. I also am an executive producer on it. It was just something that I understood.

Page Six: There’s a new “Sharknado” movie coming out later this summer. Did you expect the first film to spawn four sequels?
Reid: I don’t think anyone did. They’re completely crazy. I think that’s kind of the beauty of “Sharknado.” It works because it’s a movie that clearly doesn’t take itself seriously. When there are so many problems in the world and fighting and arguing, to have a movie like “Sharknado” just takes you out of everything. It makes you have a good time and laugh — and it’s become a social event. It’s like the Super Bowl of movies.

Page Six: Is it challenging acting alongside CGI sharks?
Reid: Absolutely. You have to be incredibly imaginative to make it even work. It is hard to do. You don’t really know until you see the final product. What is it really going to look like? You really have no clue. How is this shark going to eat this building and how am I holding up this airplane? And each “Sharknado” gets more and more outrageous.

Page Six: You’ve been really busy the last couple years.
Reid: I’m getting a whole second chance. I’m finally getting to play older roles and that’s what I needed because I was kind of stuck. I looked too young to play the mom, but yet I was too old for a high school girl. Now, I’m getting to play the mom and adults. I love it. I’m getting the chance to show another side of me that I wanted to do for a while, but they weren’t ready to hire me because they still thought I looked young.

Page Six: What do you think was the turning point?
Reid: I started moving things around after “Sharknado” [in which she played a mother]. We did so many but then these other movies started filtering in as well. Work brings work. When you’re not working, people forget about your name. They don’t think to hire you but then your name comes up and they think, “What about her?” Being out there and working and even doing interviews with you, it really helps me. You never know who reads it and it could be someone who’s casting a big movie right now. That’s the way karma goes, which is crazy.

Page Six: Are you happy with your career right now?
Reid: I’m making the most movies I’ve done in my whole life ever in one year. This is the best I feel like I’ve done in years. When you’re busy, life’s good. When you’re working, life’s good. When you have nothing to do, you start going crazy. You’re bored. What are you supposed to do?

Click here for Page Six’s full interview with Tara Reid.

Hannah Donker talks being The Weeknd's love interest in 'Secrets'

Jun 21, 2017 24

Hannah Donker’s life would completely change when Abel Tesfaye, best known as The Weeknd, released a new music video for “Secrets”— except she didn’t know it right away.

The 25-year-old Wilhelmina model, who starred in the video as his love interest, had lost her phone and didn’t realize fans were instantly buzzing about the mystery girl in the video once it was released.

The Canadian starlet was previously scouted by a modeling agents when she was 16-years-old, but she opted to put her focus on her schoolwork. Then, a few years ago, an agent reached out to Donker on Facebook and convinced her to strut for the cameras.

But when Donker secured the job to appear in a music video for the 27-year-old singer, she had no idea what would come of it. 

Fox News spoke with Donker about spending two days with The Weeknd and how she’s handling her newfound fame:

Fox News: How were you approached to be involved?
Hannah Donker:
My agent in Canada told me about the opportunity with The Weeknd in Toronto, but I was actually in New York at the time… but she somehow managed to convince his team that I was right for the role and next thing you know, I got the job… The director told me I would be on set next week. It’s so crazy because it was such a busy time in New York, but I was heading to Canada to do this. I was just so grateful for the opportunity and the fact that they even looked at me. I got the job in mid-February and it took two days to film the video. But it was two really long days in Toronto.

Fox News: What was your reaction when you saw the video for the first time?
Donker:
 It’s really funny because everyone saw it before me! I lost my phone recently and I was without one for a couple of days. And actually, I lost it after I went see The Weeknd at a concert. I left my phone in the car. But I literally wake up on a Monday and decide to check in on my iPad before I got my new phone. And I had all of these messages from hundreds of people just freaking out. [The video] was out. I had no idea when it was going to come. And honestly, in this business you never know whether they’re going to cut your scenes or change things up.

The fact that this was just a great opportunity and it happened to me, I really didn’t know what to expect afterwards… I mean, remember, I did this in February and it’s now June. I haven’t talked about it in so long so I wasn’t sure if was going to be released. I didn’t have any insight into what was going to happen. And now, I have people texting me from high school, even elementary school in England texting me! I have people finding me on social media saying, ‘We just saw you!’

Fox News: How do you feel about all the attention you’ve been receiving?
Donker:
 I’m really grateful for it. I’m happy people enjoyed the work that I did… I’m getting lots of sweet messages from people on social media and I’m trying my best to respond to all of them, interact with them. It’s really beautiful to see how The Weeknd has touched these people’s lives and how much his fans love him. I guess now I get to experience some of that and it’s really cool! But I’m honestly still in shocked by all the attention I’ve been receiving.

Fox News: Did you bond with The Weeknd while filming?
Donker:
I wouldn’t necessarily call it a bonding. I mean, he’s a really, really sweet guy and a really, really cool guy. I was quite nervous on set and felt that everything was going really fast. But he has a humorous persona, which was really nice because I felt at ease. It didn’t feel like I was part of a music video for The Weeknd. It just felt like a regular work day. We’re both Canadian so we had the same vibe. He was a really easy person to work with.

Fox News: How did he put you at ease?
Donker:
He made me laugh, which was nice. Everyone on the team was really sweet…and we all got along. But I was really nervous. I really wanted to put out a good piece of work for him and make it look good. But the fact that he was so easygoing and loved to share jokes just made it so much easier for me.

Fox News: What surprised you about The Weeknd while getting to know him on set?
Donker:
His humility. I was working with this big star, but it felt like I was just hanging out with a nice Toronto guy.

Fox News: Did you see or hear anything concerning his girlfriend Selena Gomez?
Donker:
No… It was a very professional setting.

Fox News: Have you stayed in touch with him?
Donker:
No, I have not. But he’s a busy artist! He’s got a lot of things to do. And he’s got a beautiful woman to take care of.

Fox News: As a model, how do you stay in camera-ready shape all year long?
Donker:
I’m actually quite lucky because I’m naturally built. But I do like to eat healthy. I eat a lot of whole foods, but I also don’t restrict myself. If I want ice cream, I’m going to get ice cream. Even yesterday, I had so much pizza. It’s not about dieting. It’s not about restricting yourself. It’s not about starving yourself to achieve a certain job. That’s completely the wrong way. It’s about working with the body you have.

I walk a lot in the city, I do boxing with my girlfriends… I don’t take it too seriously. I make sure I feel comfortable with how I look. If anything, I make sure to eat and fuel my body. I want to eat to take care of myself. All of that aesthetic stuff can come after. I always want to make sure I can run around to castings and serve it on set.

'Bachelor' contestant lawyer still investigating

Jun 21, 2017 27

An attorney representing “Bachelor in Paradise” contestant Corinne Olympios is saying further investigation of the reality show is needed.

Attorney Martin Singer said in a statement Tuesday that a review conducted by producer Warner Bros. is inadequate.

Singer called it unsurprising that Warner Bros., as a result of its own internal investigation, found no misconduct or harm involving any cast member.

The studio said it worked with an outside law firm.

An independent investigation based on “multiple new witnesses coming” will be conducted, Singer said.

It was producers and crew members, not his client, whose complaints about behavior on the set lead to a halt in production, he said.

'Wizard of Oz'-themed proposal whisks away bride-to-be

Jun 20, 2017 28

A Georgia man pulled off a magical “Wizard of Oz”-inspired proposal on Friday, dressing up as the Tin Man and giving his “heart” to his girlfriend. 

Brandon Cross, 30, met Tiffany Woodard, 26, eight months ago when he moved to Fort Oglethorpe to start a new job, WTVD reported. He just finished serving in the Army and struck up a friendship with Woodard. 

“At first, I didn’t talk to her because at first glance I just knew that she was out of my league,” Cross told WTVD. 

The couple become more than just friends after spending last Christmas Eve together. Cross was having a hard time spending the holiday away from his son. 

“Tiffany worked with me that day and left early, she heard me talking about how upset I was and text me to see if I was available to have dinner later that night,” Cross said. 

That night they talked and had an “amazing time” while enjoying dinner and trying out drinks on a whiskey tour. 

“In the middle of the tour, I instinctively wrapped my arms around her waist. Without a thought, she held onto my hands and we fell in place. From that moment on, we’ve been inseparable,” Cross said. 

Although they have known each other for only a few months, Cross said that he knew he wanted to be with Woodard for the rest of his life. He started planning on his proposal and remembered “Wizard of Oz” was Woodard’s favorite movie. 

“I was on Facebook and saw the ad for Land of Oz and it clicked,” Cross told WTVD. 

He bought tickets to the theme park in North Carolina for Friday and popped the question dressed as the Tin Man. 

“We went through the tour and once we arrived at the wizard he asked me if I would like to give my heart to anyone. Then I called up Tiffany, the only person I could ever imagine holding my heart again,” Cross recalled. 

Cross hired Keshia Rice to capture the magical moment. Rice posted the photos on Facebook, which has garnered more than 1,200 reactions as of Tuesday. 

Cross said he plans on having his wedding on June 15, 2018 and hopes to get married “on that same Yellow Brick Road.” 

Demi Lovato: 'If I could do it over again' I wouldn't have started acting at age 8

Jun 20, 2017 31

Demi Lovato wishes she hadn’t become a child actress at age 8.

“I wouldn’t start that young if I could do it over again,” Lovato, who made her acting debut on “Barney and Friends,” said at the Cannes Lions festival in France on Monday.

The raven-haired pop singer, who went on to be a Disney star in “Camp Rock,” said, “It was a difficult transition from child star to transform into a mainstream artist.”

“You have to find your identity,” Lovato said in an interview with Susanne Daniels, YouTube’s head of original programming. “For so long you’ve been molded and then you’re expected to figure out who you are in front of the whole world.”

The “Cool for the Summer” singer told the audience she was making a new series for YouTube called “Simply Complicated,” about reaching a pivotal point in her life.

“I’m turning 25,” she said, drawing laughter from older members of the audience.

“Hey, it’s a quarter of a life. I’m looking at my future and my past and I want to share it with my fans.”

“I feel like I’ve lived a lot longer than I actually have,” she later added.

Lovato revealed that when she’s not working, she’s doing mixed martial arts training and has a white belt in jiu jitsu. The singer told Daniels she’s releasing a single very soon from her new album and is making a music video.

“I found my sound,” she said.

Separately, YouTube’s Daniels touted new, ad-supported shows — with a warning to advertisers.

“Five years ago, 85 percent of shows were ad-supported, today it’s two-thirds. Significantly more content is coming to subscription services. The shift is accelerating,” said Daniels. “We see this is a way to buck this trend.”

YouTube has new shows in the pipeline from Kevin Hart, Ellen DeGeneres and YouTube stars “Rhett and Link,” among others.

This article originally appeared in the New York Post.

Cosby trial: Judge mulling over defense, prosecution's arguments to keep jurors' names private

Jun 20, 2017 25

A Pennsylvania judge will decide Wednesday whether or not to keep the names of the jurors in Bill Cosby’s sexual assault trial private.

Judge Steven O’Neill heard arguments Tuesday from the prosecution and defense in favor of keeping the names sealed because of the retrial. Both sides believe any comments jurors make to the media might also make it hard to find an unbiased jury pool.

The judge said Tuesday that he promised jurors privacy when they were selected. He fears there will be a chilling effect on potential jurors needed for the retrial if the first jury discusses the deliberations.

Lawyers for the media say the public has a right to the names. They are interested in finding out how close the jury came to reaching a verdict.

The jury on Saturday deadlocked on charges that Cosby drugged and molested a woman in 2004, resulting in a mistrial. It’s unclear how many jurors voted for conviction and how many wanted an acquittal.

Pennsylvania law allows the public release of jurors’ identities, but judges have discretion to keep them a secret under certain conditions.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Cosby trial: Prosecution, defense want jurors' names kept private

Jun 20, 2017 19

Both the prosecution and defense in Bill Cosby’s sexual assault trial wants the Pennsylvania judge not to identify the jurors who deadlocked in the case after a week of deliberations.

Judge Steven O’Neill said Tuesday that he promised jurors privacy when they were selected. He fears there will be a chilling effect on potential jurors needed for the retrial if the first jury discusses the deliberations.

The prosecutors and Cosby’s defense team want the names to remain sealed because of the retrial. They believe any comments jurors make to the media might also make it hard to find an unbiased jury pool.

Lawyers for the media say the public has a right to the names. They are interested in finding out how close the jury came to reaching a verdict.

The jury on Saturday deadlocked on charges that Cosby drugged and molested a woman in 2004, resulting in a mistrial. It’s unclear how many jurors voted for conviction and how many wanted an acquittal.

Pennsylvania law allows the public release of jurors’ identities, but judges have discretion to keep them a secret under certain conditions.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Cosby trial: Prosecution, defense want jurors' names kept private

Jun 20, 2017 17

Both the prosecution and defense in Bill Cosby’s sexual assault trial wants the Pennsylvania judge not to identify the jurors who deadlocked in the case after a week of deliberations.

Judge Steven O’Neill said Tuesday that he promised jurors privacy when they were selected. He fears there will be a chilling effect on potential jurors needed for the retrial if the first jury discusses the deliberations.

The prosecutors and Cosby’s defense team want the names to remain sealed because of the retrial. They believe any comments jurors make to the media might also make it hard to find an unbiased jury pool.

Lawyers for the media say the public has a right to the names. They are interested in finding out how close the jury came to reaching a verdict.

The jury on Saturday deadlocked on charges that Cosby drugged and molested a woman in 2004, resulting in a mistrial. It’s unclear how many jurors voted for conviction and how many wanted an acquittal.

Pennsylvania law allows the public release of jurors’ identities, but judges have discretion to keep them a secret under certain conditions.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Cosby trial: Prosecution, defense want jurors' names kept private

Jun 20, 2017 14

Both the prosecution and defense in Bill Cosby’s sexual assault trial wants the Pennsylvania judge not to identify the jurors who deadlocked in the case after a week of deliberations.

Judge Steven O’Neill said Tuesday that he promised jurors privacy when they were selected. He fears there will be a chilling effect on potential jurors needed for the retrial if the first jury discusses the deliberations.

The prosecutors and Cosby’s defense team want the names to remain sealed because of the retrial. They believe any comments jurors make to the media might also make it hard to find an unbiased jury pool.

Lawyers for the media say the public has a right to the names. They are interested in finding out how close the jury came to reaching a verdict.

The jury on Saturday deadlocked on charges that Cosby drugged and molested a woman in 2004, resulting in a mistrial. It’s unclear how many jurors voted for conviction and how many wanted an acquittal.

Pennsylvania law allows the public release of jurors’ identities, but judges have discretion to keep them a secret under certain conditions.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.