• Blogs

    March 22, 2011

    Charlie Sheen, Mark Cuban and Jimmy Kimmel. Surely You Too Have Had a Dream Like This.

    ​Sure Sign No. 4,928 that a celebrity's "breakdown" is a bit: He interrupts a celebrity guest's late-night chat-show appearance to shine the spotlight on himself for a while by acting "crazy" while simultaneously hawking an entire catalog's worth of product and upcoming appearances on the concert- ... More >>

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    February 6, 2011

    So, Matthew Morrison, Tony Romo and Erin Andrews Walk Into a Dinner Party ...

    WireImage​No doubt you were too busy to attend last night's Super Bowl shindigs. So once more into the breach -- or WireImage, which has invites to all the best parties. Like, once more, the private Audi Forum dinner party at the Rachofsky House, where Glee's Matthew Morrison found himself amongst ... More >>

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    January 13, 2011

    Mark Cuban Files Federal Suit to Get Back His $5 Million Loan to the United Football League

    ​On April 23, ESPNDallas ran a piece in which Mark Cuban announced he'd become an investor in the start-up United Football League, co-founded by Bill Hambrecht -- the man who took Apple and Google, among others, public. Said the Dallas Mavericks' owner at the time, he didn't want to invest in a fr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 19, 2010

    Mark Cuban Selects the Hottest Girl in America. Sort Of.

    ​Had a day off from 105.3 The Fan Wednesday (thank you, Texas Rangers) so - in between writing a Dallas Cowboys-centric Observer cover story that will hit stands September 2 - I caught up on some Tivo. Daily Show = Good. Entourage = Better. True Blood: More better. Family Guy = Best. The ... More >>

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    July 29, 2010
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    May 19, 2010

    The Dallas Mavericks and Girls Gone Wild Make a Creepy Couple?

    ​Surprised by the reaction to Tuesday's item about Girls Gone Wild: Search for the Hottest Girl in America. There was a computer hiccup in the afternoon, so comments were disabled for a while. But via text, in my email inbox and through calls to 105.3 The Fan most folks are somehow disgusted ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 18, 2010

    Cuban Gone Wild

    ​Finally got around to watching HDNet's Girls Gone Wild: Search for the Hottest Girl in America last night. In a word: HolyHellWowzaI'mHooked. Couple of people have told me HDNet is struggling, that's why proprietor and Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban is desperately partnering with GGW fo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 11, 2010

    Mark Cuban d. Ross Perot Jr. 6-2, 6-1, 6-0​During his 1996 introductory press conference at Reunion Arena in which he bought the Dallas Mavericks from founding father Don Carter, Ross Perot Jr. offered a simple, serious question: "How many players are on the court?" And that, my friends, is all you need to know about th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 7, 2010

    Whitt's End: 5.7.10

    ​Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *Newy Scruggs is on vacation next week from 105.3 The Fan, which means two things: 1. I'll miss my pawdnuh. 2. At least one of the days I'll be joined by a very special, very familiar mys ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 31, 2010

    Like Air Review Before It, Smile Smile Gets Some Love From Dallas' Own HDNet

    Smile Smile, which performs tonight at City Tavern, and its song "Beg You To Stay" get a nice little push from the Marc Cuban-owned, Dallas-based HDNet in the above house ad which is currently airing on the high definition cable station, promoting its in-rotation film catalog. Hardly the first time ... More >>

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    December 3, 2009
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    November 26, 2009
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    September 24, 2009
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    November 19, 2008

    Ultimate Fighting: Fad or Rad?

    The brute of Brock Lesnar is one reason to be attracted to UFC. I can think of others. It’s official: Ultimate Fighting has KO’d Boxing. Proof? Quick, name the heavyweight champion of the world. If you’re like me, you knew Brock Lesnar before Wladimir Klitschko. I went to Evand ... More >>

  • Calendar

    November 6, 2008
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    August 7, 2008

    Cuban Will Have to Wait For This Hot Man-on-Man Action

    Randy Couture, where we shop for edible underwear and coconut bras Looks like dreams of a Mark Cuban-sponsored mixed martial arts smackdown for the ages are on hold. For the last several months, Cuban’s HDNet cable network has been working behind the scenes to put on an MMA rumble between Randy Co ... More >>

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    April 6, 2008
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    February 15, 2008
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    January 24, 2008

    AFI Dallas Fest Sneaks a Peek with Hunter S. Thompson, Ellen Page and Helen Hunt

    Hunter S. Thompon's doc makes its Dallas debut at AFI in the spring. The Sundance Film Festival's not quite wrapped in Park City, Utah; the South by Southwest Film Festival in Austin is still some six weeks from opening with the real-life blackjack thriller 21. But this morning we bring news from th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 21, 2008

    How Mark Cuban Would Fix SMU (No, Not Like That)

    Speaking of local sports team owners, in the February issue of GQ, Mark Cuban sits down for a Q&A inside his Dallas office -- "a room filled with pictures: Cuban playing rugby; Cuban in front of his private plane; Cuban presenting an award to Don Nelson, the former Mavericks coach whom Cuban loved, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 13, 2007

    Tune In: HDNet is Suing DirecTV

    There's been no mention of this in The Dallas Morning News, far as I can tell. And till it turned up during an unrelated Google search, I had no idea Mark Cuban's HDNet was suing DirecTV in U.S. District Court in Dallas -- and I used to have a show on HDNet. But, yeah, turns out HDNet isn't thrilled ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 11, 2007

    Scattershooting ...

    Um, Terrell Owens, we found at least one "original 81" who ain't you, pal. Response to last week’s homage to Blackie Sherrod was, well, yummier than a plate of scratch biscuits and red-eye gravy. So, yes, in fact, I’ll make this a weekly staple. Riddle me this: Buffalo’s Terrence McGee fields ... More >>

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    October 10, 2007
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    September 11, 2007

    Cuban to Launch UFC-Style Fighting Show

    Apparently, Cubes ain’t content just dancing with the stars. Tomorrow, our favorite billionaire will announce a new show on his cable network called HDNet Fights, which isn’t much different than the Friday Night Fights show the network has already been airing. The main difference is that instead ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 13, 2007
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    February 27, 2007

    AFI Fest Releases Lineup of Films and Guest List. Oh, Look: The Guy From Office Space

    Yes, we're very excited David Lynch and Lauren Bacall are coming to AFI. But, c'mon, so's Ron Livingston. Yeeaaah. We just received the complete schedule for the inaugural AFI Dallas International film festival, which opens with a screening of Music Within at the Majestic Theater on March 22 and clo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 7, 2007

    Toadies Getting Back Together. For One Day Only. Again.

    At right, Toadies guitarist and Emmy-nominated Project Runway editor Clark Vogeler. At left, Jay McCarroll, who won Project Runway's first season. As the paper version of Unfair Park is only now hitting the streets, we figure now would be as good a time as any to let you know that contained within ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 6, 2007

    Miss It Like Beckham

    Guess who ain't coming to Dallas. Yeah. This faux-hawked sumbitch. The 2007 Major League Soccer schedule is out, and I've got a two-word review: Rip. Off. All the hubbub over David Beckham coming to America, and just guess the only city that won't see him playing for the Los Angeles Galaxy during th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 26, 2006

    We'd Rather Watch

    There's finally a start date set for Dan Rather Presents on Mark Cuban's HDNet: November 14. And Rather talks about the show, his first since being unceremoniously canned from CBS News in June, in today's New York Daily News. (What he doesn't talk about is how Katie Couric's taking the nightly news ... More >>

  • News

    August 10, 2006

    Royalty pain

    Don't forget to read the fine print

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    July 21, 2006

    Business as Usual

    George Clooney and Steven Soderbergh will no longer produce as Section Eight. But Todd Wagner and Mark Cuban will still work with both filmmakers at their respective production companies. Yesterday came word that George Clooney and Steven Soderbergh have decided to shutter their production company, ... More >>

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    July 11, 2006

    Rather Detailed

    Dan Rather will be working for Mark Cuban. Happens to all of us sooner or later. The local paper says details about Dan Rather's move to Mark Cuban's HDNet are forthcoming; we say, why wait? No, seriously. Today's Philadelphia Inquirer has a lengthy story on the subject, including interviews with bo ... More >>

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    July 10, 2006

    Rather "Fearless" of Them

    Dan Rather is now working for Mark Cuban, though oddly not as a point guard. Today's Washington Post breaks the news that Dan Rather will indeed be working for Mark Cuban, specifically his HDNet high-definition network. The 74-year-old former CBS newsman will announce this week to TV critics, during ... More >>

  • News

    December 22, 2005

    The Reel Truth

    Hollywood Claims the Sky is Falling. To Which We Say Puh-lease.

  • Music

    March 10, 2005

    Road to Recovery

    As David Cunniff continues rehabilitation for his injuries, benefit concert comes to his aid

  • News

    April 1, 2004

    Mark Cuban Going Broke

    Plus: Jabari Sought Own Death; Who Saw This Coming?

  • Culture

    December 11, 2003

    A Fan's Notes

    Ideas that were forgotten but not gone in 2003

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    November 6, 2003

    Welcome to Full Frontal, Bitch

    Plus: Dear Mr. Cuban; Revealed!; Discover Dallas with the Mayor

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    September 25, 2003
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    September 25, 2003

    Lights, Camera, Action

    Theater deal will put the Magnolia and Inwood under same management