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Femia is the $1 million benefactee.

Femia is the $1 million benefactee. After wowing Mark Cuban with her one-minute plea for $1 million, Femia was named as The Benefactor‘s benefactee. First, though, both she and finalist Dominic had to endure one last test, as Cuban told them both that they lost. The 22-year-old disease intervention specialist from Henderson, Nevada, failed to …

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The Benefactor concludes tonight.

The Benefactor concludes tonight. Three episodes become one in tonight’s final episode of The Benefactor, which airs at 8 p.m. ET. Hailed as the first Apprentice clone, it turned out to be less formulaic and more tailored to Mark Cuban’s personality. The three who’ve managed not to piss him off or fail any of the …

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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 …

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Benefactor run cut; producer says three episodes will be compressed into one.

Benefactor run cut; producer says three episodes will be compressed into one. After being pre-empted Monday by a special Christopher Reeve edition of 20/20, The Benefactor is now facing an early end. ABC is cutting two broadcast days from the eight-episode run, concluding the series on Monday, Oct. 25. In an e.mail message to the …

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Trump calls Cuban “terrible”; Cuban says Trump “doesn’t know what he’s doing.”

Trump calls Cuban “terrible”; Cuban says Trump “doesn’t know what he’s doing.” The Benefactor has had significantly lower ratings than The Apprentice, which maybe shouldn’t be surprising if only because the former show airs on the notoriously incompetent ABC, which airs the show Mondays pre-football on the east coast and post-football on the west coast. …

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Benefactor spoiler: contestant seen driving BMW, Mark Cuban seen at their house.

Benefactor spoiler: contestant seen driving BMW, Mark Cuban seen at their house. A contestant on The Benefactor–who’s still in the game after last night’s brilliant second-graders-eliminate-two-players game–has been seen with a new BMW, and there are reports that Mark Cuban stopped by this person’s house. Whether or not this constitutes an actual spoiler won’t be …

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