Colin Jost Pokes Fun At His Own Appearance In New ‘Saturday Night Live’ Cast Photo

Saturday Night Live head writer and “Weekend Update” anchor Colin Jost took to Instagram to poke fun at his own appearance in an updated cast photo featuring the current comedians and stars of the show’s 45th season. In the accompanying caption to the three-part photo upload, which features all 17 current cast members, Colin stated […]

‘Shark Tank’ Star’s Brother Found Dead In Dominican Republic

The brother of Shark Tank star Barbara Corcoran was found dead in a hotel room in the Dominican Republic. Jonathan Corcoran’s death occurred in April, reported Fox News. “John Corcoran passed away at the end of April in the DR from what is believed to be natural causes. He loved and frequently visited the Dominican […]

‘Shark Tank’ Mogul Barbara Corcoran Jumps Out Of Coffin At Funeral-Themed 70th Birthday Bash

Barbara Corcoran celebrated her 70th birthday in an unusual way. In honor of her milestone day, the Shark Tank mogul hosted a belated birthday bash in New York City in which she staged her own “funeral,” complete with a creepy coffin. Corcoran’s guests arrived at a Fifth Avenue penthouse to find the ABC star lying […]

‘Shark Tank’ Season 10 Guest Sharks Announced: Charles Barkley, Bethenny Frankel, Alex Rodriguez, And More

When Shark Tank returns with new episodes in the fall, it will be the groundbreaking show’s 10th anniversary, dubbed “A Decade of Dreams.” To celebrate, according to TV Insider, ABC has lined up some great guest Sharks to join the entrepreneurial-themed reality series’ regular investors Barbara Corcoran, Mark Cuban, Lori Greiner, Robert Herjavec, Daymond John, […]

Kevin O’Leary Gets Help From ‘Shark Tank’ Co-Stars Mark Cuban And Barbara Corcoran To Settle Up Political Run

It’s been almost a year since Shark Tank star Kevin O’Leary abandoned his bid to head up Canada’s Conservative Party. But his campaign remains heavily in debt, a problem he can’t handle on his own. The issue is not O’Leary’s lack of personal funds to cover the outstanding amount, which The Globe and Mail reported […]

The Day ‘Shark Tank’ Star Barbara Corcoran Discovered $44 Million In Her Bank Account

Back in 2001, future Shark Tank star Barbara Corcoran was still giving herself an allowance. Every week, she would take her cash card to the bank machine and withdraw $200. That was her spending money. Then, one day, she checked her receipt after claiming her cash. The account balance? $44 million. No, it wasn’t a […]

Daymond John’s Story About Robert Herjavec Shows The ‘Shark Tank’ Stars Are Real-Life Friends

Every episode of Shark Tank brings some dose of drama, none so captivating, usually, as a bit of a tiff between the sharks. There’s real money at stake on the program, so when there’s potentially a great investment on the table, it’s no holds barred between the panelists. But Daymond John’s recent interview with People […]

‘Shark Tank’ Producers Didn’t Want Two Women On The Panel In Season One

It’s no surprise to Shark Tank fans that Barbara Corcoran had to fight for her seat on the program. The multimillionaire founder of The Corcoran Group has frequently told the story of advocating for herself after producer Mark Burnett extended an offer to her, only to abruptly rescind it, as he was putting the show […]

‘DWTS’ Star Keo Motsepe Launches ‘Thank The Angels’ To Help The Homeless In L.A. On Thanksgiving [Exclusive]

Keo Motsepe’s claim to fame may be his ongoing role on Dancing With the Stars but he’s much more than a dancer. This guy’s got a huge heart and he’s putting it to good use with his new project, “Thank the Angels.” As the 25th season of the ABC dancing competition winds down, Keo Motsepe […]

Keo Motsepe Reveals His Thoughts On The ‘DWTS’ Season 25 Winner, Dishes On Racy Instagram Post [Exclusive]

Since joining the cast of Dancing With the Stars for the show’s 19th season, Keo Motsepe has continued to be featured on the series during nearly all of its seasons and during Season 25, he returned to the ABC dancing series with Shark Tank panelist Barbara Corcoran. Although Keo Motsepe and his partner were eliminated […]

‘Shark Tank’: The Surprising End To The ‘Benjilock’ Pitch [Spoilers]

[Warning: The following post contains spoilers from the all-new episode of Shark Tank airing Sunday night on ABC.] When Robbie Cabral entered the Shark Tank with Benjilock, he knew he had something of value. According to Cabral’s own LinkedIn profile, the product has won numerous innovation awards this year. So it was probably not a […]

Barbara Corcoran Explains Her Questionable Post-Dance Hand Placement On Keo Motsepe During ‘DWTS’ Premiere

The Dancing With the Stars Season 25 premiere left viewers with plenty to talk about, but the biggest social media buzz went to Shark Tank star Barbara Corcoran. During her post-dance chat with the judges, it appeared that Corcoran inadvertently grabbed pro partner Keo Motsepe’s private parts, and social media had a field day with […]

Barbara Corcoran Gets ‘DWTS’ Good Luck From Robert Herjavec But Probably Isn’t Looking For The Same Outcome

When Shark Tank star Robert Herjavec competed on Dancing With the Stars back in 2015, he was going through a divorce. From the painful experience, however, Herjavec — who told The Toronto Star at the time that he used to watch DWTS with his mother — got a new love. He and his professional partner […]

‘Shark Tank’ Season 9: Mark Cuban Takes Kevin O’Leary’s Center Seat At Least Once This Season

Fans of Shark Tank know at least one thing for sure: Kevin O’Leary always gets the center seat on the panel. The tradition goes back not only to the origins of Shark Tank but to O’Leary’s time on Dragons’ Den, the CBC show of a similar format that predated the ABC powerhouse. But during Season […]

‘Dancing With The Stars’ Season 25 Cast: ‘Shark Tank’ Star, NBA Star, And Paralympic Swimmer Added To List

Three more stars are being added to the growing Dancing with the Stars Season 25 cast list. One of the contestants is a savvy investor on Shark Tank, another is an NBA star, and the third is a Paralympic-swimmer-turned-TV-personality for ESPN. Who’ll be hitting the dance floor this fall season of the show? According to […]

‘Shark Tank’ Investors Feud Over Single Mom’s Business – Find Out Why

One single mom’s bridal business had three investors battling it out during Friday night’s episode of Shark Tank. As a bride wearing a beautiful gown, you find yourself in many difficult situations – how do I keep myself from stepping on this dress, how am I going to walk in this dress, and most importantly, […]

Barbara Corcoran Of ‘Shark Tank’ Says Investing In A Coat Helped Her Find Success

Fans of Shark Tank likely know the rags-to-riches story of panelist Barbara Corcoran. The former waitress got a $1,000 loan from her boyfriend — whom she later ditched — and eventually built and sold one of New York’s largest real estate firms, The Corcoran Group. Corcoran, who hailed from a large New Jersey family of […]

Barbara Corcoran Had This Reaction To ‘Shark Tank’ Co-Star Kevin O’Leary’s Entry Into Canadian Politics

There was a time, way back a few years ago, that Barbara Corcoran and Kevin O’Leary kissed on Shark Tank. It was to promote a brand of lip balm called Kisstixx, that had an added bit of buzz when two people, each of whom applied a different flavor, locked lips. It wasn’t the only time […]

‘Shark Tank’ Deals Changed Seventy-Three Percent Of The Time After Taping According To New Report

It’s no secret that the deals that happen on Shark Tank are nothing more than handshakes until both parties — shark and entrepreneur — go through a period of due diligence and sign a contract. In 2014, Bloomberg reported on blogger T.J. Hale’s analysis that two-thirds of Shark Tank deals fall apart completely after the […]

Barbara Corcoran Reveals ‘Shark Tank’ Hasn’t Been All Good For Startup Culture

Much has been made about the so-called “Shark Tank effect” for many entrepreneurs who appear on the program. As Entrepreneur discussed this summer, some pitchers see a spike in website traffic and a surge in sales as a result of the free advertising. But that spike is sometimes short-lived, and one shark questions whether the […]

What Happened On ‘Shark Tank’ Made Barbara Corcoran Sit Silent For An Hour – And She Still Has Dreams About It

Shark Tank looked a bit different when it premiered this season. There were six sharks crammed onto the panel, instead of the usual five. One of those sharks, Barbara Corcoran recently spoke at a media event along with her co-stars. According to Observer, Corcoran discussed what was new about Season 8, including an upcoming pitch […]

The ‘Shark Tank’ Company Worth $7 Million After Its On-Air Deal With Barbara Corcoran Fell Through

In the time since college-aged entrepreneurs Keeley Tillotson and Erika Welsh appeared on Shark Tank back in 2012, they have been sued, dropped out of school, and had their handshake deal with Barbara Corcoran fall through. They have also turned their fledgling business selling healthy peanut butter into a thriving enterprise, expecting $7 million in […]

What ‘Titin’ Founder Patrick Whaley Shares With ‘Shark Tank’ Investors Barbara Corcoran, Kevin O’Leary, And Daymond John Might Surprise You

According to the University of Michigan, between five and 10 percent of people have dyslexia, but the number may be as high as 17 percent. On the Shark Tank panel, that number is fully 50 percent: three of the six investors — Daymond John, Barbara Corcoran and Kevin O’Leary — all have dyslexia. It turns […]

‘Shark Tank’ Success ‘Q-Flex’ And Teenage Entrepreneur Andrea Cao Face New Challenges On ‘Beyond The Tank’

When then 13-year-old Andrea Cao pitched on Shark Tank alongside her mother Hong, the teenager impressed Mark Cuban with her sales drive. Cao had sold 800 units of her family’s product, the acupressure device Q-Flex, by going door-to-door to massage businesses. The company got an investment from Cuban and Barbara Corcoran, who each paid $12,500 […]

‘Shark Tank’ Star Barbara Corcoran Dishes On Donald Trump [Video]

Shark Tank star Barbara Corcoran has not climbed aboard the Trump train, even though she and presidential hopeful Donald Trump have a lot in common. Both of them are New York City real estate moguls and reality TV stars. Shark Tank, the hit ABC series, aired its Season 7 finale at 9 p.m. Eastern tonight. […]

Yourself Expression Pitches ‘Shark Tank’ After Rosie O’Donnell Has A Hand In Boosting The Success Of Teenage Entrepreneurs Shelby And Gordon Gogulski

The entrepreneurs on Shark Tank often have a show producer to thank for getting them on the show. Whether they have applied, gone to an open casting call, or been recruited, those people behind the scenes decide who gets to pitch the sharks. In the case of Yourself Expression and its young entrepreneurs — brother-sister […]

Daymond John’s ‘Favorite Kind Of Nut’ Is His ‘Shark Tank’ Co-Star Barbara Corcoran

Fans of Shark Tank don’t often see Daymond John and Barbara Corcoran on the panel at the same time — but that doesn’t mean the two entrepreneurs are not friendly in real life. In fact, there seems to be a fair bit of teasing going on, at least from John. Last month during a Reddit […]

Barbara Corcoran On Why Donald Trump Would Be A Good ‘Shark Tank’ Guest: ‘He Has A Huge Ego’

Shark Tank has had a set cast for a number of seasons now, but every now and then show producers shake things up with a guest judge. This season alone, Troy Carter, Chris Sacca, and Ashton Kutcher have all taken turns sitting in the leather chairs. So when Yahoo! Finance asked Barbara Corcoran if Donald […]

‘Shark Tank’: Sarah Oliver Handbags Taps Seniors For Their Knitting Expertise

When Sarah Oliver pitches her business on Shark Tank Friday night, she’ll have a team of seniors cheering her on. Oliver is the designer behind Sarah Oliver Handbags, which employs 15 women and men in their 70s, 80s and 90s to knit her signature creations. Dubbed the “Purlettes+1,” going back to when there was only […]

‘Shark Tank’ Alum ‘Hoppy Paws’ Hits Kickstarter With New Christmas Product

For Shark Tank fans, Trina Barkouras’ ‘Hoppy Paws’ was among the most memorable of Christmas-themed products to appear on the program. It wasn’t so much the idea — a stamping kit that helps parents create hoof prints from Santa’s reindeer — as Hoppy Paws’ highly motivated entrepreneur. She conceived “Hoppy Paws”, built a prototype, designed […]

Is Mark Cuban A Successful ‘Shark Tank’ Investor? He’ll Tell You The Stats

Mark Cuban is often the lurking investor on Shark Tank. After the other panelists have expressed interest, Cuban remains quiet, either to undercut his competition or decide to be “out” at the last minute. Whatever the tactic, Cuban has closed many Shark Tank deals and he’s a popular target for entrepreneurs seeking funds. But how […]

‘Shark Tank’ Entrepreneur Mikki Bey Defends Crying Despite Criticism From Barbara Corcoran

When Mikki Bey appeared on Shark Tank last week, a potentially embarrassing moment might have actually helped her business. Bey, who runs a very successful eyelash extension studio in Los Angeles, was overcome with emotion at one point during her presentation. The waterworks didn’t sit well with panelist Barbara Corcoran, who said women in business […]

Daymond John Of ‘Shark Tank’ On Why Customer Service Is King

Daymond John may pass judgement on the investment opportunities that come his way on Shark Tank, but the founder of FUBU has made his own financial blunders. John told Inc. that he was taking money out of his growing company when he should have kept it in the business. He denies his spending was “lavish,” […]

Kym Johnson Visits Robert Herjavec On ‘Shark Tank’ Set And Brings Special Guest

Robert Herjavec and Kym Johnson seem like a reality show romance made in heaven. Johnson is the seasoned pro from Dancing With the Stars, and Herjavec holds court on Shark Tank. The pair met and became “close” during DWTS earlier this year, and rumors quickly swirled that the pair were not just “in love” on […]

Hoppy Paws Enjoying ‘Shark Tank’ Success After Making Deal With Barbara Corcoran

When Trina Barkouras entered the Shark Tank last year, she was ready to get an investment. The California entrepreneur had launched her product, the holiday stamping kit “Hoppy Paws,” only 90 days before. She still found time to watch every episode of Shark Tank to prepare for her pitch. It worked. Barkouras asked for $50,000 […]

Barbara Corcoran Of ‘Shark Tank’ Touts The Benefits Of Daydreaming

Barbara Corcoran made a fortune with her real estate company before becoming a Shark Tank panelist. What she didn’t make, as a self-described “straight-D” student, was the honor roll. On Wednesday, during a Reddit AMA (“Ask Me Anything”), Corcoran emphasized that poor marks should not be an obstacle to entrepreneurial success. “The great thing about […]

Barbara Corcoran’s Worry-Inducing ‘Shark Tank’ Investment: Mix Bikini Becomes Versakini And Goes ‘Beyond The Tank’

Barbara Corcoran was impressed by the proprietors of Mix Bikini when they pitched Shark Tank. Frank Scozzafava could sell, and he had a great product: interchangeable bikini parts. Corcoran invested $50,000 for a 25 percent stake in the company. But as Friday’s Beyond the Tank shows, that was only the beginning of the story. In […]

‘Shark Tank’ Star Barbara Corcoran Says People Skills At The Heart Of Entrepreneurship

Barbara Corcoran says an MBA is worth it, if you want to get promoted in a large corporation. If you’re an entrepreneur, the degree “gets in the way.” In an interview with Bloomberg, the Shark Tank star said an MBA is not the key to success. Street smarts and people skills are far more valuable. […]

Barbara Corcoran Says These Due Diligence Issues Cause ‘Shark Tank’ Deals To Fall Apart

Barbara Corcoran has been part of the panel on Shark Tank for several seasons now, and over the years, she’s gotten smarter about her investments. As she recently told Business Insider, she’s developed an eye for red flags that she should stay out of a deal. Those red flags include “fancy talk” and “guys making […]

Barbara Corcoran Fought For Her Job On ‘Shark Tank’ And Won

Barbara Corcoran is a staple on the Shark Tank panel. A tough-talking but warm-hearted entrepreneur — at least on screen — Corcoran famously built a real estate empire from an initial loan of $1,000. As she told Inc. in a new profile, she was the master of her own marketing. That turned her into a […]

‘Shark Tank’ Star Robert Herjavec: Deals Fail Because Of Entrepreneurs, Not Investors

Robert Herjavec has closed his share of deals on Shark Tank, both on-air and off. Asked by Inc. magazine about the potential of Shark Tank deals to fail to close after the period of due diligence, Herjavec revealed there’s been a shift in how deals play out. When once entrepreneurs seemed anxious to finalize the […]

The Shark Tank — Feeding Frenzies More Popular Than Ever

Since August of 2009, the Shark Tank has been entertaining Friday night television audiences with a diverse panel of millionaire investors and a constant stream of hopeful entrepreneurs looking for money to expand their businesses. Ratings have increased steadily since that time, and Shark Tank is more popular now than ever. There are a number […]

‘Shark Tank’ Producer Denies Reports That Most Deals Do Not Close Off-Air

Shark Tank, the Friday-night success on ABC, is set to start season 6 next week. In anticipation, Entertainment Weekly spoke with the “sharks” and a show producer about what viewers can expect this year. When questioned, producer Clay Newbill refuted an earlier report that two-thirds of Shark Tank deals do not get finalized after the […]

‘Shark Tank’ Advice: Be Nice, Cultivate Optimism And Get Your Head Out Of The Clouds

Mark Cuban is charismatic, smart, and rich — and if you want to be like him, he’s got some advice: Be nice. In a post last week on his personal blog, Cuban offered tips for business success, and the last is a blunt appeal for basic courtesy: “People hate dealing with people who are jerks. […]

‘Shark Tank’ Parodied By MAD Magazine: Check Out The ‘Snark Tank’

Shark Tank gets the MAD magazine treatment in issue 529, on newsstands tomorrow. As Zap2It says, the parody is not kind, but “fairly accurate.” The spread features artistic renderings of the “sharks” along with two groups of would-be entrepreneurs. In ghost-like form are famous inventors from history, who’ve achieved monumental success on the basis of […]

‘Shark Tank’ Investor Barbara Corcoran: “I Tell My Entrepreneurs How Unimportant They Are.”

Barbara Corcoran has seen more than her share of new entrepreneurs as an investor on Shark Tank. According to an interview she gave to the Associated Press this week, she’s also been witness to the many pitfalls of small business ownership: not the least of which is sudden success: “They’re discovered overnight, they get tremendous […]

Entrepreneurs Reject ‘Shark Tank’ Because Of Detailed Application Process

There’s a giant hurdle Shark Tank entrepreneurs have to overcome before they land a deal. For many, it comes before they even appear on-camera: It is the hefty questionnaire prospective contestants are reportedly asked to fill out. It’s casting season for Shark Tank, and as a result stories are filtering out in little bits about […]

‘Shark Tank’ Casting: Producer’s Advice For The Perfect Pitch

Shark Tank casting producer Scott Salyers has undertaken a tour of college campuses this month, looking for entrepreneurs to appear on the hit show. When he spoke with Vulture, he lamented that there’s a dearth of fresh ideas coming from the throngs of people auditioning for a shot to pitch their ideas to the panel […]

Taylor Swift Mansion Buy Was A Rip-Off Says ‘Shark Tank’ Star

The Taylor Swift $17.75 million cash purchase of a Rhode Island mansion was a lousy deal. So says real estate mogul Barbara Corcoran, one of the stars the hit ABC reality show Shark Tank. The pop singer reportedly wired the money to purchase the Westerly, Rhode Island, crib immediately once the papers were signed. Taylor […]