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Brenda’s Buzz Wednesday July 12: Michael Phelps vs A Great White SHARK?!?!? / The Original Obi-Wan Kenobi Predicted James Dean’s Death / Britney Spears Wants the NFL Halftime Show

Here Are Some Details on Michael Phelps’ Race with a Great White Shark

 

@M_Phelps00 vs. Shark – Who will win the battle for ocean supremacy?

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Shark Week kicks off on the Discovery Channel on Sunday, July 23rd with MICHAEL PHELPS racing a great white shark in a special called “Phelps vs. Shark:  Great Gold vs. Great White”.

And Phelps gave Entertainment Weekly some details on exactly how it went down.  First of all, it was in OPEN WATER, so he and the shark were NOT separated.  And they “raced” 100 meters.

But they weren’t side-by-side, and there were 15 safety divers in the water to make sure he didn’t get EATEN.

Also, there was some handicapping going on, since it’s not exactly a fair contest.  At best, Phelps can swim a little over 5 miles per hour.  But that’s just cruising speed for a great white.  If it’s really moving, it can reach 25 miles per hour.

One way they evened the odds was to give Phelps a “monofin” . . . which is basically a dolphin tail attached to his feet. 

As for who won, obviously, he’s not going to tell you before the special airs.  He said, quote, “I got in and did my best, and you guys are going to have to see what the outcome is.”

 

The Original Obi-Wan Kenobi Predicted James Dean’s Death a Week Before it Happened

SIR ALEC GUINNESS played Obi-Wan Kenobi in the original “Star Wars” movies, but he didn’t have Jedi powers in real life, right? Or DID HE???

Guinness met JAMES DEAN on September 23rd, 1955 . . . and predicted his death, almost TO THE MINUTE. (???) He told the story in an interview back in 1977, the same year the first “Star Wars” came out.

Alec and a friend were looking for a place to eat in Hollywood, when Dean came running up, introduced himself, and asked them to have dinner with him. Guinness was a lot more famous than him at the time.

They found a restaurant, but before they went in, Dean showed them his new, Porsche 550 Spyder. And that’s when Sir Alec had a PREMONITION. He asked Dean how fast the car could go, and Dean said 150 miles per hour.

And he told him, quote, “Please do not get into that car, because if you do . . . it’s now Thursday, 10:00 o’clock at night and by 10:00 o’clock at night next Thursday, you’ll be dead if you get into that car.'”

And wouldn’t you know, James Dean crashed that car and died on the afternoon of the following Thursday . . . September 30th, 1955.

Will Britney Spears Headline the Super Bowl Halftime Show?

BRITNEY SPEARS has reportedly engaged in “secret discussions” about headlining the Super Bowl halftime show on February 4th in Minneapolis. It’s just a rumor right now, and she hasn’t commented.

An “insider” says, quote, “Britney has made it clear to her team that it’s a dream to perform at a Super Bowl. She has the hits package and appeal to be a headliner.”

Britney previously appeared in the 2001 Super Bowl halftime show. She joined Aerosmith for “Walk This Way”, along with ‘N Sync, Mary J. Blige, and Nelly.

 

Will Britney Spears Headline the Super Bowl Halftime Show?

BRITNEY SPEARS has reportedly engaged in “secret discussions” about headlining the Super Bowl halftime show on February 4th in Minneapolis.  It’s just a rumor right now, and she hasn’t commented.

An “insider” says, quote, “Britney has made it clear to her team that it’s a dream to perform at a Super Bowl.  She has the hits package and appeal to be a headliner.”

Britney previously appeared in the 2001 Super Bowl halftime show.  She joined Aerosmith for “Walk This Way”, along with ‘N Sync, Mary J. Blige, and Nelly.