“JAWS” BOAT BEING RECREATED
UNDATED (AP) – It’s an iconic line from the iconic movie “Jaws:” “We’re gonna need a bigger boat.” And in the area where the 1975 movie was shot, the “Orca” is making a comeback. The boat used to track the great white shark that ravaged the waters off New England in the movie – is getting new life. A group of ocean advocates and movie fans are converting an old lobster boat into a replica of the Orca. Work on the boat is being done on Martha’s Vineyard, where Steven Spielberg filmed the movie that had a generation of people nervously looking over their shoulders whenever they ventured into the surf. The effort is being led by David Bigelow, who acquired the craft. He was also an extra in the movie.
AMBER HEARD CONTINUES TESTIMONY IN BRITISH LIBEL TRIAL
LONDON (AP) – Amber Heard is sticking by the story she’s been telling on the witness stand: that she suffered domestic abuse from her ex-husband, actor Johnny Depp. But during her testimony yesterday, Heard acknowledged for the first time that she once slugged Depp. She says it happened in 2015, after Depp hit both her and her sister. She says she punched Depp to keep him from throwing her sister down a flight of stairs. Heard is back on the stand today – and is expected back for a fourth day of questioning tomorrow. Depp is suing The Sun tabloid for libel – because it called him a “wife beater” in an 2018 article.
TUCKER CARLSON COMPLAINS ABOUT THE NEW YORK TIMES
NEW YORK (AP) – Tucker Carlson is complaining about The New York Times – again. But this time, it’s personal. The Fox News host claims the newspaper wants to endanger his family, something the Times denies. Carlson says the Times was working on a story about where he and his family live. That prompted him to show his TV audience the names and photos of the Times journalists who did the story. His followers began posting personal information about them online. Times says it had no plans to reveal Carlson’s personal details – and Carlson knew that when he broadcast the names and photos of the Times reporter and photographer on Monday.
MARY TRUMP’S CHAT WITH RACHEL MADDOW SETS RECORD FOR MSNBC HOST
NEW YORK (AP) – Not only can President Donald Trump’s niece Mary sell books, she can also draw a TV audience. And that’s a boon for MSNBC host Rachel Maddow. Mary Trump’s one-hour sit-down with Maddow last week reached 5.2 million people. Nielsen says that’s the biggest audience ever for a Maddow show. It also sets a high-water mark for any regularly-scheduled MSNBC show. What makes it an even bigger deal is that the mark is set in July, when usually fewer people watch TV. Of course with 2020 being the year of COVID-19, more people are at home this time of year than in a typical summer.