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The actor/comedian is an obsessive Shark Tank viewer, so when his manager called him out of the deep blue to ask if he wanted to be on the show, Smoove was beyond elated. The one problem? He didn't realize that his manager had actually said "Shark Week," (Discovery's annual eight-day block of shark-centric programming), not "Shark Tank" (the ABC reality series in which aspiring entrepreneurs try to persuaded rich entrepreneurs to invest in their next-great business idea.

No matter. Smoove became certified to dive, and in Paisley and Smoove's Shark Week special — airing Tuesday at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Discovery — you'll see the two celebrities get an up-close education on sharks in the Bahamas. While the opening bit features a bit in which Smoove mistakenly believes that he is participating in Shark Tank instead of Shark Week, that gag wasn't too far removed from what transpired behind the scenes. Hold on to the side of the boat as Smoove spins his tale of confusion and, well, delusion.

"Everybody knows that I am a huuuge Shark Tank fan, and I have tons of ideas just ready for Shark Tank," he tells EW. "So initially when my manager called me — honestly, sometimes I get tunnel vision and there is a long moment of un-clarity on what exactly this is. They'll tell me something, but I'll hear something totally different because I'm already juiced up. I'm ready for the celebrity version of Shark Tank, you know? I feel like I can go up there and I'm a good judge of what is a great idea because I am an ideas man myself, so I'm always ready to throw my ideas out there."

"I'm telling you," he continues, "all I heard was Shark Tank. Because Shark Tank is on all the time.... Shark Week is, what, once a year? So you don't hear Shark Week for what — how many weeks are in a year again? There are, like, 52! One week of that 52? Come on now! So the natural perception is, 'Hey man, I'm about to be on Shark Tank, baby!'... All I talk about is going on Shark Tank one day. So my brain is like, 'Oh man, I can't wait to go on Shark Tank!' I even told people, 'I think I'm going to be on Shark Tank! I got a message from my manager that I'm going to be on Shark Tank!' Naturally, I'm thinking, 'Hey, these guys must know what's up.' They know I got the ideas, they know I got the enthusiasm to go up there and really be a big part of their decision-making on these amazing ideas.'"

Even after his manager eventually reeled him back to Earth, Smoove and his wheels started spinning wildly again. "My brain went to, 'Maybe I can think of my ideas based on Shark Week that I can still take to Shark Tank. How can I benefit from this mistake and still get a chance to pitch my amazing ideas for Shark Tank, even though it was clear that this was not Shark Tank?'" says Smoove, whose dream is to be a guest shark. "Who's to say that I wasn't still excited and still hopeful that I would maybe run into Mark Cuban, Mr. Wonderful [Kevin O'Leary], Barbara [Corcoran], Daymond [John]? Come on! These are all my friends, and Mark Cuban is a good friend of mine. I threw one of my ideas out to him and said, 'Yo, if you guys are ready for me, let me know. I have a few ideas that I need an investor on.' He laughed. Like everybody who I've met on Shark Tank, they laugh like I'm playing around. They don't know I'm an idea wizard, so they tend to smirk a little bit and laugh." (For the record, those ideas include mood shirts. "Like the rings, only apparel," he explains. "They turn colors depending on your mood. Happy, sad, sexy, jealous...")

Adding to the confusion for Smoove was the fact that one of his Curb costars who knows of his Shark Tank obsession recommended him for the special. "Cheryl Hines is the one who facilitated all this, because Brad Paisley called her and she couldn't do it," he recalls. "And she says, 'You know who'll be great? J.B. Smoove!' She knows how much I love Shark Tank already. I pitch ideas all the time on the set, and everybody knows I look good in a damn suit. So when I put a damn suit on — because I'm long and lean, and I'm sitting up there on the Shark Tank set, with my legs crossed, my right leg over my left leg, a pair of snazzy shoes and some nice socks and a nice fat-knot tie — whooo! Maybe one of my cool hats. I look as if I know what the hell I'm talking about. I look like I got a pocket full of money, and that money is burning a hole in my pocket. I blame all this on Cheryl Hines. It was relayed the wrong way, and then re-relayed the wrong way, and then it was relayed the right way but I still wanted to hear the relay of the wrong relay, you know what I'm saying? So in my mind, even though I heard Shark Week, I still wanted to hope and pray that it meant a weeklong version of Shark Tank." (Several Shark Tank stars did film a 2018 Shark Week special.)

Still, the self-proclaimed Black Dolphin was fully committed to his sea adventure. "This was my first time actually scuba diving, but everything seemed like it was perfect for me," he reports. "I aced the test to be certified. When you're being trained, they say, 'Ninety-eight percent of the time, you're never going to use any of this safety stuff we're teaching you, but it's just in case.' So that's the thing I focused on the most — learning more about these damn sharks and what goes down when you're underwater, even though the Black Dolphin has already been in the ocean. I love swimming, but I can't say that the Black Dolphin has swam with sharks. I've only swam with tropical fish, and once in a while another little dolphin will show up and give me a little dap. I can't say I wasn't terrified, because we were diving into 40 feet of water, and there were times where I had the chance to descend to the bottom of the ocean, and I'm sitting there saying, 'Wow, this is absolutely amazing.' Had to equalize my ears and my mask and make sure I'm good at that depth and that pressure. Your training starts to kick in and you start to feel like 'Oh, wow, I'm really doing this.' I was more afraid before I jumped in the water than when I actually jumped in. Once I was in the water, my natural Black Dolphin instincts kicked in and I went back to my aquatic world. I felt right at home, and the sharks gave me little daps, showing a little love and respect for the Black Dolphin. I get it. This is your part of the ocean, and I respect that. As long as you show respect for the sharks, they're going to show respect back. And I'm going to give much respect to the sand shark, the reef shark, the tiger shark, and all the sharks that I met while I was being trained."

Smoove says he enjoyed palling around with Paisley ("turns out we're both fans of each other, so this worked out perfectly") as the duo received a shark crash course from marine scientist Dr. Austin Gallagher and learned how sound affects sharks. "We both were very much into learning more about the sharks, which is what makes Shark Week go," he says. "A lot of times when we think about the word shark, we leave off the word sand, as in sand shark, we leave off the word reef. There is such a wide range of sharks. One of my favorites is the hammerhead shark. I think the hammerhead shark is beautiful. I've seen versions of the hammerhead shark on SpongeBob. I don't want to say the real sharks looked like the one in SpongeBob, but... I get it."

He also maintains that this Shark Week-Shark Tank mix-up will prove to be a net positive. "I will definitely end up on Shark Tank, because of my appearance and my misstep," he says. "See, this is a different route for me to get on the actual show. They're going to see my passion for ideas. They're going to see my passion for business. They're going to see my passion for the ocean, my love of sharks, and my love of the aquatic world. And they're going to get a chance to see the Black Dolphin. Who knows? Maybe I can [manifest] an idea that revolves around the Black Dolphin." Actually, he's even thinking bigger than that. "This could be enough to a springboard into the Marvel universe. I'm already in the Marvel Universe. I'm Mr. Dell [in the Spider-Man franchise]. Who's to say Mr. Dell can't get bitten by a radioactive dolphin, and next thing you know, the Black Dolphin is born! A Black Dolphin movie!"

And for those reasons, we're in. Smoove and Paisely are just a few of the celebrities signing up for aquatic action in Shark Week 2021, which kicked off last night; the roster also includes Tiffany Haddish, William Shatner, and the Jackass crew.

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Dangerous 'Jackass' stunt for Shark Week ends with bloody shark bite

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After wakeboarding across a shark-infested area with ease, it was decided that McInerney would try to jump over the area on his wakeboard using a large ramp. Unfortunately, he had trouble sticking the landing and was almost immediately bitten by a shark on his arm and hand after he entered the water. Of course, given the nature of the stunts performed by the Jackass crew, help was immediately on the scene. And Steve-O, who has sustained his fair share of gruesome injuries over the years, including a shark bite on his hand, didn’t seem overly concerned.

“This was only one bite in one spot?” Steve-O asked. “And he's not missing anything?”

Pontius, however, had a more somber and realistic outlook on the stunt.

“It's a reminder that yeah, like, we are pushing it pretty hard. And this could happen, of course,” Pontius said. “It's either, like, everything's OK or this happens. And hopefully it's always everything's OK, everything's okay. But then ... you know, this time it's not OK.”

Viewers on Twitter didn’t seem too concerned with the well-being of Poopies, and just seemed glad that the Jackass guys were there to be a part of Shark Week.

I knew there was a chance I was gonna get bit by a shark, but I didn't think it was gonna happen,” McInerney said. When asked if he held a grudge against the shark that bit him, McInerney replied, “No, I don't blame the sharks at all. I mean, I was in their living room, and it was dinner time.”

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USA TODAY 13 July, 2021 - 08:13am

"Every instinct in your body says, 'This is not the time to get in,’” Brad Paisley says of his first dive with sharks for Discovery's Shark Week.

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In Brad Paisley's "I'm Gonna Miss Her (The Fishin' Song)" – in which he picks casting a line over his girlfriend – the country singer celebrates: "Oh, lookie there. I've got a bite."

But when preparing to plunge into cerulean Bahamian waters with a swarm of Caribbean reef sharks, a bite is exactly what Paisley tried to avoid. 

"First dive, it was like (being) thrown into the fire. We pulled up and here's 8-foot sharks going around this boat," he says in an interview. "Every instinct in your body says, 'This is not the time to get in.’”

The Grammy winner's descents off the Nassau coast were captured for “Brad Paisley’s Shark Country” (Tuesday, 9 EDT/PDT), part of Discovery's flagship Shark Week that began circling Sunday. This year's lineup for the annual fêting of the oceanic overlord animal alsofeatures comedian Tiffany Haddish; actors William Shatner and Noah Schnapp; "Sharknado" stars Ian Ziering and Tara Reid; and cast members from MTV's early aughts stunt show "Jackass."    

Paisley, 48, partners with marine scientist Austin Gallagher for the hourlong special. The experiment, shot May 31 through June 3, monitors the effects thatsounds (of sperm whales or a spear gun, for example) and song have on sharks. The artist says he and sons William, 14, and Jasper, 12, are Shark Week enthusiasts. "It's your week of the summer where you don't have to have a babysitter," he says. "They'll watch it the whole time." 

The "City of Music" singer says his kids were excited for his adventure "and would love to have done it" themselves. Paisley jokes his wife, "Father of the Bride" actress Kimberly Williams-Paisley, "made sure the insurance policy was up to date and was like, ‘Go for it!’"

Stand-up and "Curb Your Enthusiasm" star JB Smoove joined Paisley for the experiment, the highlight of the trip. Paisley says the two were constantly laughing, as Smoove is even"crazier in real life" than his "Curb" character, Leon Black.

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"He has no off switch. He has one gear, and the gear is overdrive," says Paisley. "It is idea after idea... He's really a blast to be around. And I even told him, ‘We are totally blood brothers now,’ having been through two days of this." 

For his first dive for "Shark Country,” Paisley suited up and took the plunge with rescue divers and crew members. "We all got in, and they're like, 'It's gonna be OK,'" Paisley remembers. "I'm like, ‘You promise?’ They're like, ‘yeah, you’re gonna be OK.'"

Submerged, Paisley felt a peace quickly wash over him asthe sharks drew near. "They're coming right up like, 'Hey, what's going on?' Just one foot away, cruising by me – fin brushing my neck as they go by," he says. After spending time with the reef sharks, Paisley says he "felt no different than if you had taken me to a kennel to see a bunch of dogs." But he was warned against petting these creatures. "And I listened to what they said on that, 'cause I'm a guitar player and that wouldn't be a good idea," he jokes. 

Still, Paisley had close encounters with the animals; one swam right overhead. The shark "rubbed his belly on my head as he swam off," he remembers, "not in any sort of aggressive way. Just sort of like, ‘I got an itch; help me out.’" 

Paisley enjoyed the experience so much, he's plotting his next datewith the sharks. "There'll be no way you can keep me away from this," he says. "At the end of the show, to JB, I'm like, 'All right, next year, what are we doing, great whites?'"

From strumming his guitar for sharks to playing for crowds ready to shed the isolation and deprivation of a pandemic, Paisley kicked off a concert tour on June 5 in Panama City Beach, Florida, playing at the Pepsi Gulf Coast Jam. He'll perform throughout the country through Oct. 9. 

After more than a year of a global pandemic, Paisley says touring feels especially incredible. "It feels great when you launch a tour anyway, but when you have it taken away, we all learned how important this is to our lives, including the fans, but I think especially the musicians." Paisley says he, along with his band and crew, are "not going to take this for granted."

He says he's "never had a more therapeutic experience onstage" than when performing a pair of acoustic shows he played late last month at the Wynn Las Vegas.

The pandemic "changed every story I tell about every song," he says. "Everything changed – whether that's ‘Letter to Me,’ talking about what I would tell myself now, or a song called ‘Last Time for Everything,’ which is about (how) you never know when you're not going to get to do something again."

To those attending one of his shows, Paisley promises, "We're going to give everything we've got."

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Star Trek's William Shatner Gets Up Close With Sharks In Shark Week Special

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Shark Week's 2021′s lineup will deliver all-new groundbreaking shark stories that reveal remarkable insights into the mysterious world of these magnificent creatures. This is the series' 33rd year of bringing viewers the best programming featuring sharks. The programming reveals remarkable insights into the mysterious world of these magnificent underwater creatures and shines a light on the conservation of these elasmobranchs.

William Shatner's time with the sharks is captured in Expedition Unknown: Shark Trek. The actor questioned the professionals during the Discovery episode ahead of his deep dive in the Bahamas. "What if they attack? What do we do?" he said. Shatner spoke of the experience in an interview with Entertainment Tonight.

"I've been diving for years and every time you dive, they say 'there's no sharks here' then all of a sudden, there's a shark. Let's get out of the water. I mean, a shark is a shark. They're throwing pieces of fish out there to attract the shark so a number of sharks come to the surface around the boat and it's very dangerous. Before you get in it's horrible. It was unbelievable," he said.

Shark Week continues to be one of the most-watched blocks of programming throughout the year for the Discovery Network. Shatner's inclusion in the series of shows is a smart move on the part of the network, as the 90-year-old draws a deep network of fans to the special. The Star Trek star, who spent many years as a diver, brings an enthusiasm for the topic and a willingness to continue to learn how to handle these undersea creatures best. Those who might not have tuned in may check out Shatner's experience and find themselves drawn in, like millions of other dedicated viewers, and realize just how much we don't know about the animals that reside in the deepest of waters.

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Shark Week resurfaces at the Greensboro Science Center

Greensboro News & Record 13 July, 2021 - 08:13am

The Greensboro Science Center has announced the return of its annual Shark Week celebration. This year boasts a timely theme, the Shark Olympics.

Shark Week activities will take place from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. today through Saturday, July 12–17. Activities and take-and-make crafts are free with general admission or GSC membership.

"Humans are innately fascinated by sharks, and they occupy many facets of our lives - from popular songs to new scientific discoveries. Shark Week is a way to get to know the facts about sharks and dispel many of the fears we have about them while having a bit of fun at the same time. This event is also a way to celebrate the importance and diversity of life in our amazing oceans. By dispelling myths and making sharks a bit more lovable, we hope to encourage everyone to contribute to shark conservation," said Alison Manka, school and aquarium programs manager.

At the Shark Olympics, guests will learn which shark takes the gold for competitive eating, high jump, freestyle swimming and more.

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Guests will discover what makes up different shark species' diets. The make-and-take craft for the day will be a paper plate shark puppet.

Guests will be invited to play "Myth or Tooth" trivia to learn fun facts and strange myths about sharks. The make-and-take craft for the day will be a shark fish catcher.

Guests will explore sharks’ athleticism, including their jumping and swimming skills. The make-and-take craft for the day will be a chomping clothespin shark.

Guests will discover why we need sharks and what we can do to help them. The make-and-take craft for the day will be a shark fin hat.

Guests will learn about some of the strangest sharks in the sea. The make-and-take craft for the day will be a shark mask.

Guests will find fun facts about sharks, including the biggest, the fastest and the oldest. The make-and-take craft for the day will be a shark trivia-teller.

The center is located at 4301 Lawndale Drive in Greensboro.

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