man sues again over Apprentice idea.

man sues again over Apprentice idea.
After suing in federal court last September, a man is now suing NBC in state court claiming he came up with the idea for The Apprentice. Now, Mark Bethea is suing Mark Burnett and Conrad Riggs, saying that “Bethea pitched the idea to Burnett and Riggs in 2001 and they later lifted ‘substantial and integral material’ from ‘C.E.O.'”, his proposed reality TV series that also starred Donald Trump. Unfortunately, the AP’s story says nothing of what happened to the federal lawsuit, or why Bethea’s now suing in state court, all of which would actually help us understand what the hell is going on.

The Quest ends its journey stronger than it began

Verlox from The Quest

A review of the finale of summer's best reality series, which wasn't always perfect but was thoroughly entertaining right down to the finish, which included phenomenal challenges and special effects. Will ABC give it a second season?

Plus: an interview with the actor who played Verlox and the ogre.

Shark Tank is getting a spin-off

Shark Tank

Companies that get deals on the show will be followed for this new spin-off.

Also: Before the show began, Shark Barbara Corcoran was cast and then replaced--but then she sent this amazing e-mail and won the job.

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