Catch of the Day

Ty Warren (left) gets help from Nat Chalkley (center) and Mat Tafe holding up the 62-pound mahi-mahi he caught. Ty Warren (left) gets help from Nat Chalkley (center) and Mat Tafe holding up the 62-pound mahi-mahi he caught.
By Mark Shanahan & Meredith Goldstein
August 10, 2009

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Yes, that’s New England Patriot Ty Warren holding up a 62-pound dolphin fish, also known as a mahi-mahi. According to Hairball Charters captain Eric Stapelfeld - who took this picture and helped Warren snag the fish - the state record for a mahi-mahi is 47 pounds - meaning, Warren just got himself onto the books. Warren and Stapelfeld, who met through their mutual friend Matt Light, caught the big fish during a Saturday boat trip around the Canyons off Martha’s Vineyard. Helping them wrestle the mahi-mahi were their pals Mat Tafe and Get the Net Charters captain Nat Chalkley. “It’s way beyond catching a good fish,’’ Stapelfeld explained, proudly. “The odds of catching it are one in millions.’’

Mia Tyler nixes rumors
Model Mia Tyler has put the kibosh on Internet rumors that her dad - Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler - died after falling off a stage in North Dakota last week. “The demon of screamin’ is not dead,’’ Mia wrote in a statement to the gossip website TMZ. “Yes it’s true my dad walked the wrong way and landed on his head. He broke his left shoulder and had to get a few stitches on his noggin. He is now at home resting and will be back on his feet just as soon as he can to rock the world once more.’’ Good to hear - not that we believed those crazy rumors anyway. In other Aerosmith news, it seems Joe Perry is keeping busy during Tyler’s recovery. After Aerosmith gigs were postponed because of Tyler’s injuries, Perry showed up in Chicago over the weekend to play “Margaritaville’’ on stage with Jimmy Buffett. Perry’s wife, Billie, reports on Twitter that the band should get a report from Tyler’s doctors about his status today or tomorrow.

‘Grown Ups’ mingle
Some of the actors and crew working on the locally-shot Adam Sandler movie “Grown Ups’’ attended a ’70s-themed party at the Liberty Hotel bar Alibi on Saturday night. Guests included David Spade, who made rounds with his “Grown Ups’’ costar Jamie Chung. You might remember Chung from “The Real World: San Diego.’’ She also appeared as a Hooters girl in Sandler’s 2007 comedy “I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry.’’ “Grown Ups’’ star Colin Quinn also made a quick stop at the ’70s shindig. . . . Other celebrity sightings from the weekend: John Legend mingling at Ed Kane’s nightclub Shrine after a performance at the MGM Grand Theater. Jason Cerbone - better known as Jackie Jr. on “The Sopranos’’ - sipping Belvedere on the rocks at Mohegan Sun’s Ultra 88 Nightclub. Sports guy Brent Musburger watching the Red Sox fall to the Yankees on flat screens at the Greatest Bar. Musburger was in town to interview Doug Flutie about the 25th anniversary of his famous Hail Mary pass.

Ben? Is that you?
This is what Boston boy Ben Affleck will look like in the Mike Judge comedy “Extract,’’ which is set to be released next month. It’s his best hair since “Dazed and Confused.’’

An honor for Roth
Newton’s own Eli Roth, who stars alongside Brad Pitt in director Quentin Tarantino’s upcoming “Inglourious Basterds,’’ was honored the other night in LA with the inaugural Indie Film Visionary Award at the HollyShorts Film Festival. Roth was applauded by proud parents Sheldon and Cora, who must have enjoyed it a bit more than their visit to the “Basterds’’ set in Berlin. On that occasion, according to Roth, Tarantino had the Adolf Hitler character sing “Happy Birthday’’ to his parents: “They showed up and we were shooting a scene with 300 extras dressed like Nazis. . . . As soon as they walked in, Quentin goes, ‘Hey everybody, it’s Sheldon and Cora’s birthday,’ and he had the whole Nazi high command - Hitler, Goering, Bormann - [singing] ‘Happy Birthday.’ ’’ Oy.

Team players
Atlanta Thrasher Noah Welch - who is from Boston and went to Harvard University - hosted his second annual Hock, Rock & Bowl benefit for Hockey Ministries International at Kings yesterday. Guests included “Rescue Me’’ actor Kevin Chapman, wrestling Harvard grad Chris Nowitzki, former Bruins Bobby Orr and Derek Sanderson, free agent Dominic Moore, Carolina Hurricane Mike Ryan, and former Expo Tim Burke.

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