Mark Cuban responds to Trump’s rant.

Mark Cuban responds to Trump’s rant.
During last week’s Apprentice 3 boardroom, Donald Trump took a moment to slam his fellow billionaire reality show hosts. He said, “Branson went after me, I killed him. Cuban went after me, I killed him.” He was referring to Richard Branson and Mark Cuban, who hosted ABC’s The Benefactor. On Friday, the New York Post talked to Cuban and reported that he said, “Donald needs to stop drinking his own Kool-Aid. He’s getting sick on himself!” But the Post mysteriously added that Cuban “offered an off-color response that was partially unprintable.” This, of course, intrigued me, so last weekend I asked Mark Cuban what he’d said. His reply:

I basically laughed and told him I must be in Donald’s head so much that he had gotten sick on himself from drinking the kool-aid, peeing in a cup and drinking it again. He keeps on talking about me in interviews when I don’t give a shit what he says or does.

Funny, but “peeing in a cub and drinking it again”–that was “unprintable”? Old media is so lame sometimes.

+ also: Mark Cuban says Trump “needs to step away from the Cialis. Those 4 hour erections have started to have an impact on his thinking.”

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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Andy Dehnart is a journalist who has covered reality television for more than 15 years and created reality blurred in 2000. A member of the Television Critics Association, his writing and criticism about television, culture, and media has appeared on NPR and in Playboy, Buzzfeed, and many other publications. Andy, 36, also directs the journalism program at Stetson University in Florida, where he teaches creative nonfiction and journalism. He has an M.F.A. in nonfiction writing and literature from Bennington College. More about reality blurred and Andy.