After watching Stormy Daniels’ “60 Minutes” appearance on Sunday, you probably had many questions, the most important of which being: What was the “Shark Week” documentary Daniels and Donald Trump were watching instead of having sex?
Daniels told Anderson Cooper she and Trump had a business meeting — supposedly to discuss getting her cast on “Celebrity Apprentice” — at the Beverly Hills Hotel in the summer of 2007 that kinda just turned into a “Shark Week” viewing party.
Here’s exactly what she said:
Stormy Daniels: I remember arriving, and he was watching “Shark Week.” He made me sit and watch an entire documentary about shark attacks.
Anderson Cooper: It wasn’t at that point a business meeting, it was just watching Shark Week.
Based on Daniels’ exchange with Cooper, TheWrap can tell you all signs point to Sunday, July 29, 2007’s “Ocean of Fear: The Worst Shark Attack Ever.” Narrated by Richard Dreyfuss of “Jaws,” “Ocean of Fear” tells the horror story of the men on World War II Ship Indianapolis, which was sunk after being torpedoed. Those who didn’t go down with the ship were left in shark-infested waters for four days, with over 600 of them losing their lives, per the cable channel’s description of events.
Assisted by George Burgess, America’s foremost investigator of shark attacks, Discovery re-opened the official shark attack file on this event and leads the first scientific investigation into the incident. Why did the sharks attack the way they did — and why did they sometimes not? What survival strategies did the men in the water use, including those who fought the sharks? Survivors recall their ordeal, and reconstructions, filmed with real sharks, reveal the drama from both the humans’ and the sharks’ perspectives.
TheWrap asked Daniels’ attorney Michael Avenatti if we pegged it correctly, but he did not reply to our request for comment.
Below are the official descriptions of the only other “Shark Week” programs to air in July 2007. “Deadly Stripes: Tiger Sharks” is not about attacks, nor is “Shark Feeding Frenzy.” July 30’s “Top 5 Eaten Alive” is, but it’s not much in the way of a documentary.
“Deadly Stripes: Tiger Sharks” — July 30. When these so-called “garbage cans of the sea” (not known for being the most discriminating of eaters) mysteriously gather en masse off South Africa — and then vanish as suddenly as they appear — one researcher seeks to complete his life’s work on this complex animal. He believes these sharks are actually the same individuals returning year after year, and to prove it, he embarks on a dangerous dive to tag the sharks with a satellite-tracking device.
“Top 5 Eaten Alive” — July 30. A sensational title that sounds more at home on Discovery Health Channel, this special features the top five most amazing shark attack survival stories of recent history. Perhaps not for the faint of heart (or stomach), the special includes the stories of an abalone diver whose head and arm are bitten by a great white; a young woman caught in a tug of war between her rescue crew and a massive shark with her leg in its jaws; a fisherman who has no memory of an attack in which his arm was bitten off; and a vacationing woman pulled under water by a 9-foot tiger shark, and who fends it off by punching it in the nose.
“Shark Feeding Frenzy” — July 31. Les Stroud hosts this special in which longstanding myths about shark feeding behaviors are tested. The diets of seven species — great white, mako, tiger, bull, Caribbean reef, lemon and hammerhead — are examined to discover which shark has the strongest jaws, how often a shark needs to eat, and what senses incite a shark to attack.
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