David Hasselhoff waves poetic about "Sharknado 3" role 

Perhaps Cate Blanchett, Daniel Day-Lewis, Robert De Niro and Meryl Streep are losing sleep because they’re not in “Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No!”

Perhaps not. None other than The Hoff himself is proudly declaring the upcoming “Sharknado 3” to be “the worst movie you have ever seen.”

“Everybody’s in on the joke,” David Hasselhoff, 62, told The Hufffington Post. The former “Baywatch” and “Knight Rider” star, who joined the cast to play Ian Ziering’s character’s dad in the Syfy channel’s July made-for-TV flick, gloats that the new movie is the series’ campiest yet.

Of course, Tara Reid is returning, along with guest stars Mark Cuban from “Shark Tank” (as the U.S. president), commentator Ann Coulter as his vice president, Bo Derek as Reid’s character’s mom, and ’N Sync’s Chris Kirkpatrick as a lifeguard.

Another co-star, Jerry Springer, has hinted that his character ends up seeing red at the film’s finale. Hasselhoff is more optimistic about the future.

“This thing’s going to go on forever!,” he said, upon hearing he’d get cast again in “Sharknado 4.”


A Texas promotions company is mad that Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer won’t comment about an apparent contest that offered to pay $1 billion to whomever correctly picked the winners of the 2014 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament.

SCA Promotions, a concern that offers insurance for these types of events, wants to depose Mayer about what she knows, but Yahoo is resisting, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The group’s complaint for breach of contract said Yahoo was to be a sponsor, and SCA would pay the huge prize if someone correctly guessed all 63 games. In return, Yahoo would pay SCA $11 million for incurring the liability.

After Yahoo dropped the contract and didn’t pay SCA a 50 percent cancellation fee, SCA sued. Yahoo filed a counterclaim, leading to the current state of silence over March madness.


HBO streamed its fifth season premiere of “Game of Thrones” Monday night at San Francisco’s War Memorial Opera House, followed by an after-party with Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Maisie Williams, Peter Dinklage, Emilia Clarke and lucky fans at City Hall. ... Guillermo del Toro will be honored by the San Francisco Film Society on April 25 at the Castro Theatre.


Actress Keisha Castle-Hughes (“Whale Rider”) is 25. ... Actress Jessica Chastain (“Zero Dark Thirty”) is 38. ... Actor Jim Parsons (“The Big Bang Theory”) is 42. ... Comedian Louie Anderson is 62. ... Singer Nick Lowe is 66. — Staff, wire report

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