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Eli Roth Talks Shark Week Hosting Gig: 'I Love Sharks So Much' (VIDEO)

Originally posted 07/02/2015 02:10PM

Eli Roth might be best known as the man behind the Hostel horror franchise, but the director has a romance in mind for his next project, and the stars are ... sharks?

Roth's love for the kings of the ocean shines through in an exclusive new trailer he created to accompany his upcoming gig hosting Discovery's late-night talk show Shark After Dark, which airs during the network's annual Shark Week TV event.

"I've always been a huge fan of Shark Week," Roth, 43, tells PEOPLE. "When I was in New York City after college, there was a phone booth with the most incredible poster of a great white from Shark Week. I stole it and hung it my apartment because it was the coolest poster I had ever seen."

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So Long, Sharknado – Eli Roth to Direct Monster Shark Thriller Meg

Eli Roth to Direct Monster Shark Thriller Meg

Originally posted 06/16/2015 09:05PM

After Jurassic World's Indominus Rex-sized opening weekend, it's safe to say giant prehistoric death monsters are back in demand.

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Don't Expect an Eaten Alive Sequel, Says Discovery Channel Chief

Don't Expect an Eaten Alive Sequel, Says Discovery Channel Chief

Originally posted 01/08/2015 08:00PM

Disappointed that the Discovery special Eaten Alive over-promised and under-delivered? You weren't alone.

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From EW.com: How One Shark Week Filmmaker Captures the Predator's 'Smile'

UpdatePosted 08/15/2014 02:00PM

From EW.com: How One Shark Week Filmmaker Captures the Predator's 'Smile'

Originally posted 08/15/2014 01:30PM

What's shark for 'Say Cheese'? Andy Casagrande should know.

The filmmaker's work has been featured in 27 Shark Week specials – this year alone he took part in Air Jaws: Fin of Fury, Lair of the Mega Shark, Zombie Sharks and last but not least, Great White Matrix, which airs Aug. 16.

With all of this experience under his camera strap, we choose to believe him when he tells EW.com that sharks do smile for his camera.

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Filed Under: Pet News, Shark Week
Shark Attack Survivor Paul de Gelder Is Now a Shark Activist (VIDEO)

UpdatePosted 08/14/2014 07:00PM

Shark Attack Survivor Paul de Gelder Is Now a Shark Activist (VIDEO)

Originally posted 08/14/2014 01:30PM

Play testcaption testcredit Share on Facebook Tweet Pin on Pinterest Share on Tumblr As an Australian Navy diver, Paul de Gelder is used to stressful situations, but five-and-a-half years ago, he faced one of his few fears right in the jaws. De Gelder was participating in a work exercise in the waters near Sydney Harbor when he was attacked by a shark. The diver miraculously survived the terrifying encounter, but the injuries from the attack cost him his right hand and leg.

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Every Pop-Culture Shark Ever – Ranked

UpdatePosted 08/12/2014 06:00PM

Just in Time for Shark Week, We've Ranked Every Pop-Culture Shark

Originally posted 08/12/2014 05:30PM

Sunday was the beginning of Shark Week on the Discovery Channel, an annual celebration of the awesome might of these elegant creatures of the sea.

But while Shark Week focuses largely on real sharks (well, real-ish) we wanted to commemorate the sharks that we enjoy the other 51 weeks of the year – the friendly and fearsome sharks that fill up our popular culture. Which pop-culture shark is best? And, just as crucially, which pop-culture shark is worst?

We'd write more, but like a shark, this post needs to constantly move forward or else it dies. Onto the list, below!

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Happy Shark Week: Our Six Favorite Shark Videos of 2014 (So Far)

Happy Shark Week: Our Six Favorite Shark Videos of 2014 (So Far)

Originally posted 08/11/2014 04:15PM

"Live every week like it's Shark Week," Tracy Morgan once said. (In an episode of 30 Rock.) This week, though, that advice is especially true: It actually is Shark Week, the Discovery Channel's seven-day celebration of nature's most perfect aquatic killing machine.

To celebrate, we're rounding up our favorite shark videos from Discovery and our own archives. Happy Shark Week – you're gonna need a bigger monitor.

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Shark Week Mascot Answers PEOPLE Editors' Most Pressing Questions

Shark Week Mascot Answers PEOPLE Editors' Most Pressing Questions

Originally posted 08/10/2014 06:30PM

Squid guts, puns about fins, nightmares – we can only be talking about one thing.

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They've Got Bite! Watch Sharks Attack Scientists' Robot

They've Got Bite! Watch Sharks Attack Scientists' Robot

Originally posted 08/07/2014 11:50AM

The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute filmed great white sharks attacking their cameras

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FROM EW: Watch Rob Lowe's Awesome Shark Week Promo

FROM EW: Watch Rob Lowe's Awesome Shark Week Promo

Originally posted 07/29/2014 07:30PM

This promo is so crazy you'll want to watch it more than once

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Filed Under: Shark Week, Rob Lowe

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