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January 10, 2013 | By Scott Collins
Are you working for the man? "Shark Tank" star Kevin O'Leary thinks your career plan is "all crap. " "The path today is becoming an entrepreneur," the outspoken venture capitalist told reporters Thursday at the TV press tour in Pasadena. "That's what made this country great in the first place and will make it great again," he added. O'Leary scoffed at workers who plod at companies in an effort to work their way up: "That's all crap," he said. What isn't crap? Recent ratings for "Shark Tank," the reality show in which aspiring entrepreneurs pitch ideas to O'Leary and other potential investors.
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SPORTS
August 20, 2013 | By Eric Pincus
As noted by Lauren Beale of The Times on Tuesday, Lakers guard Kobe Bryant and his wife, Vanessa, are selling one of their two homes in the area. According to Beale, their Newport Coast home was put on the market with an asking price of $8.599 million. The property was last sold in 1997 at $1.7 million. In addition to the four bedrooms and seven bathrooms, the home features an 850-square-foot-gym, a hair salon, a theater and, naturally, a shark tank. Bryant was originally acquired by the Lakers in 1996 in a trade with the Charlotte Hornets (now New Orleans Pelicans)
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ENTERTAINMENT
June 21, 2013 | By Oliver Gettell
When a reality TV show is titled "Shark Tank," it's only reasonable for the judges to have some teeth. Mark Cuban, for one, is happy to oblige. At a recent Envelope Emmy Round Table, Cuban and his three fellow panelists - Carson Daly of "The Voice," Cat Deeley of "So You Think You Can Dance" and Jeff Probst of "Survivor" - talked about calling out too-clever contestants. "Sometimes a company will come [on 'Shark Tank'] and they're relatively successful, and they're trying to play us," Cuban said.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 4, 2013 | By Yvonne Villarreal
The sharks have really taken over. Taking a playful cue from Discovery's favorite event-viewing "Shark Week," ABC has announced it has commissioned "Shark Tank Week. " The network will air a week's worth of episodes of its hit business-skewed reality series "Shark Tank" in September. The strip of programming will consist of fan-favorite episodes from the past four seasons, not new episodes. PHOTOS: TCA press tour: The Scene "We love the idea of 'Shark Tank week,'" said ABC president Paul Lee during the network's portion at the Television Critics Assn.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 8, 2009 | ROBERT LLOYD, TELEVISION CRITIC
If a million-dollar idea ever passed through my head, I was doubtless too distracted by something I was eating or some music I was listening to or the way the dust played in a shaft of sunlight to notice it. Or if I did notice it, I likely dismissed it as ridiculous or requiring the sort of effort that was ultimately not as interesting to me as finding something new to eat or listen to or simply regarding the dust in the sun. That is the difference...
ENTERTAINMENT
April 20, 2013 | By Scott Collins, Los Angeles Times
They call him Mr. Wonderful. But Kevin O'Leary was recently engaged in one of his less-than-wonderful rants, the kind familiar to anyone who loves to hate him on ABC's "Shark Tank. " "If I were the president of the United States, I would make unions illegal," O'Leary declared, between sips of Cabernet during a Sunday brunch at the Four Seasons in Beverly Hills. "They no longer serve a functional purpose in democracy, in my view. "My problem with unions is they breed mediocrity," the 58-year-old former educational software mogul turned investor added, warming to his topic.
WORLD
August 1, 2004 | From Times Wire Reports
Most people get married flanked by friends, but an Italian couple tied the knot in a shark tank surrounded by the creatures they want to save. Daniela Consolaro, 31, and Maurizio Andreosi, 40, each wearing bubble-helmet immersion suits, were lowered in a cage into the tank at the aquarium in Cattolica on the Adriatic coast. Fourteen sharks swam around looking bored as the couple responded "I do" to Mayor Pietro Pazzaglini, communicating via a phone link.
NEWS
April 6, 2004 | PETE THOMAS
Five-YEAR-OLD Timmy Hughes reaches gingerly into the water, rests his tiny palm atop a gliding stingray and smiles in amazement at a creature with skin that "feels like a ... like a wet hot dog." His older brother Andrew is more enthusiastic and summons courage to touch a 4-foot shark he is sure enjoyed the experience as much as he did. "It liked me," he says, smiling. Standing near them, I tell the boys the sharks liked me too.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 8, 2009 | Scott Collins
Mark Burnett may look like the mind-bogglingly rich reality-TV producer behind CBS' "Survivor," but that's because you don't know him. He says he longs to be a millionaire dealmaker like those on his new ABC show "Shark Tank." Even though he's made a fortune cranking out programs for virtually every network on the dial, he still worries about his personal cash flow, just like the young entrepreneurs who need help on his show. Or at least he can pretend that he worries about such things, if only for the sake of framing his latest TV series as perfect for the deepest recession in 70 years.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 10, 2004 | Nancy Wride, Times Staff Writer
Three Long Beach middle school students were arrested for allegedly breaking into the Aquarium of the Pacific, where police say they tortured and killed two sharks and a ray. The attack occurred sometime after 11 p.m. Sunday, when the fish were last seen alive, said Perry Hampton, director of aquarium husbandry. Aquarium staff arrived early Monday to find debris in the shark habitat and the velvety black cow-nose ray on the concrete pool deck. They then noticed that some sharks were missing.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 21, 2013 | By Oliver Gettell
When a reality TV show is titled "Shark Tank," it's only reasonable for the judges to have some teeth. Mark Cuban, for one, is happy to oblige. At a recent Envelope Emmy Round Table, Cuban and his three fellow panelists - Carson Daly of "The Voice," Cat Deeley of "So You Think You Can Dance" and Jeff Probst of "Survivor" - talked about calling out too-clever contestants. "Sometimes a company will come [on 'Shark Tank'] and they're relatively successful, and they're trying to play us," Cuban said.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 20, 2013 | Yvonne Villarreal
Reality TV bestows upon the viewing public a glut of entertainments: dancers portraying flitting hummingbirds trying to seduce a blooming flower; entrepreneurs who've found an extra use for pillow cases by making them into dresses; adventurers threatening to urinate on rice (and beans); even four of music's top performers swirling in big red chairs. And the ratings come pouring in. The Envelope gathered four faces of reality TV (some of whom double as executive producers) - Carson Daly of NBC's "The Voice," Cat Deeley of Fox's "So You Think You Can Dance," Jeff Probst of CBS' "Survivor" and Mark Cuban of ABC's "Shark Tank" - to talk about longevity in the genre, the push and pull of dealing with contestants and the waning power of "American Idol.
SPORTS
May 25, 2013 | By David Wharton
With the Kings headed to San Jose for Game 6 of the Western Conference semifinals Sunday, there has been lots of talk about the Sharks being nearly unbeatable at home this season. Asked about the challenge of playing at HP Pavilion, also known as the Shark Tank -- with its low ceiling and ear-splitting crowd noise -- Kings Coach Darryl Sutter reminisced about some of the toughest arenas from his playing days. As a center for the Blackhawks in the 1980s, he logged a lot of hours at Chicago Stadium, where fans got so loud the place would vibrate.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 16, 2013 | By Ed Stockly
Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of May 12 - 18, 2013 in PDF format This week's TV Movies       SERIES Undercover Boss Following last week's "Epic Employees" episode, the season finale catches up with some of the executives who have taken part in the show over the past four seasons. 8 p.m. CBS Nikita Amanda (Melinda Clarke) forces Nikita (Maggie Q)
ENTERTAINMENT
April 20, 2013 | By Scott Collins, Los Angeles Times
They call him Mr. Wonderful. But Kevin O'Leary was recently engaged in one of his less-than-wonderful rants, the kind familiar to anyone who loves to hate him on ABC's "Shark Tank. " "If I were the president of the United States, I would make unions illegal," O'Leary declared, between sips of Cabernet during a Sunday brunch at the Four Seasons in Beverly Hills. "They no longer serve a functional purpose in democracy, in my view. "My problem with unions is they breed mediocrity," the 58-year-old former educational software mogul turned investor added, warming to his topic.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 10, 2013 | By Scott Collins
Are you working for the man? "Shark Tank" star Kevin O'Leary thinks your career plan is "all crap. " "The path today is becoming an entrepreneur," the outspoken venture capitalist told reporters Thursday at the TV press tour in Pasadena. "That's what made this country great in the first place and will make it great again," he added. O'Leary scoffed at workers who plod at companies in an effort to work their way up: "That's all crap," he said. What isn't crap? Recent ratings for "Shark Tank," the reality show in which aspiring entrepreneurs pitch ideas to O'Leary and other potential investors.
NATIONAL
August 9, 2002 | From Associated Press
Officials at the Aquarium of the Americas on Thursday were investigating what caused a catwalk to collapse and dump 10 visitors, including four children, into a shark tank. It took 15 minutes Wednesday night to get them all out of the water. No one was seriously hurt. One of the onlookers, 8-year-old Amanda Kruse, said most of the sharks scattered, but she saw one cruising underneath the panicked guests. "Its lips were peeled back and its teeth were showing," Amanda said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 1, 1993 | GORDON DILLOW, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Bob Potter knows that kids are interested in sharks. But he wants kids to learn that sharks are not interested in kids--at least not interested in taking a bite out of them. "Sharks have an image problem," says Potter, educational director of the Roundhouse Marine Studies Laboratory on the Manhattan Beach Pier, which now features a 2,200-gallon shark tank. "TV and movies have made sharks out to be monsters, but they're really not that way at all.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 13, 2012 | By Ed Stockly
Click here to download TV listings for the week of Sept. 9 - 15 in PDF format This week's TV Movies SERIES Shark Tank: Lori Grenier - an inventor familiar to many QVC shoppers - joins Barbara Corcoran, Mark Cuban, Kevin O'Leary, Daymond John and Robert Herjavec in the Shark Tank to consider business propositions that include a ticket-free coat check system, a belt buckle that doubles as a beverage holder and a claimed...
NEWS
July 26, 2012 | By Melissa Rohlin
A lot has changed for Gilbert Arenas since he signed a six-year, $111-million contract extension with the Washington Wizards in 2008. He was traded to Orlando in 2010 and then amnestied Dec. 9. In March, he signed as a free agent with Memphis, where he worked for a minimum salary of $300,000 and averaged only 12.4 minutes a game. His NBA career has most likely petered out, forcing the 30-year-old guard to put his D.C.-area house up for sale. The house, more accurately referred to as a mansion, has seven bedrooms, seven bathrooms, a grotto and a shark tank (which costs $5,000 a month in maintenance bills)
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