Trump faxes Cuban about Benefactor, calling its shortened run “embarrassing.”

Trump faxes Cuban about Benefactor, calling its shortened run “embarrassing.”
Because he just couldn’t resist, Donald Trump faxed a letter to Mark Cuban yesterday about The Benefactor‘s shortened run (the series concludes Monday, compressing the final three episodes into one). Trump gets his licks in but his facts wrong (the series wasn’t cancelled), writing, in part:

I am truly sorry to hear that your show has been canceled for lack of ratings. … When I initially called you to congratulate you on ‘The Benefactor’–little did you or I realize how disastrous and embarrassing it would turn out to be for you.

Mark Cuban responded, telling the New York Daily News that “Donald truly is a TV star, and a legend in his own mind. For that he deserves credit. The same can’t be said of his business skills.” He added, “I can’t think of anything more disastrous and embarrassing than putting one’s personal profit ahead of your partners and the people that trusted you. But that’s me, Donald. Feel free to call me if you ever need advice on how to run a business successfully.” Clearly, the two are bound for an appearance on Celebrity Boxing.

Surprisingly, man not eaten alive on Eaten Alive

Eaten Alive

Discovery Channel’s happy family holiday special Eaten Alive aired Sunday, rewarding viewers for their two full hours of viewing by ensuring that they spent quality time in the company of others instead of wasting that time doing something else that might not have been as satisfying, such as buying things that have labels which accurately reflect their contents.


Winter 2015 reality TV debut schedule

winter 2015 reality TV schedule

Mark your calendars with all these upcoming reality TV show debuts, including Celebrity Apprentice, The Bachelor, and another season of MasterChef Junior, all of which kick off in early January.

There are also 20+ shows debuting in December--including the one-off return of The Sing Off. No winter break for reality TV.

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