Cuban Challenges Trump To Reality ‘Harlem Shake’


And the saga continues. Donald Trump and Mark Cuban have been going at it on Twitter for months, trading barbs such as attacks against Trump’s TV reality show, “Celebrity Apprentice,” and “The Shark Tank,” which co-stars Cuban. Cuban has dared Trump to shave his head for $5 million, insulted Trump’s golf game, and Trump has had plenty bad to say about the Dallas Mavericks, owned by Cuban. But now it is really on.

Last week on “The Tonight Show,” Cuban read a letter he received from Trump back in 2004, before Twitter. Cuban’s reality show, “The Benefactor,” which closely resembled “The Apprentice,” had just been cancelled.

When I initially called you to congratulate you on ‘The Benefactor’ – little did you or I realize how disastrous and embarrassing it would turn out to be for you. If you ever decide to do another show, please call me and I will be happy to lend a helping hand,” Trump wrote to Cuban.

But Cuban tried to get the last laugh with Leno’s audience.

Can I just say, Donald, how’s that working out for you now?” Cuban said.

The exchange only fueled the Twitter fire, with Trump calling Cuban a jerk, and Cuban calling Trump, “a weak man with a big mouth.” In fact, Trump mentioned Cuban in at least 17 Tweets before, in a March 19 Tweet, Cuban challenged Trump to a celebrity smackdown 2013 style. Yes, you guessed it. He dared the “Apprentice” cast to take on the “Shark Tank” cast in a Harlem Shake for charity. Referring to some Tweet wars from last year and Trump’s ongoing obsession with President Obama’s place of birth, Cuban even offered to present all the cast’s birth certificates.

Granted, the Donald hasn’t responded to Cuban’s challenge, and it’s highly unlikely we’ll ever see such a celebrity shake, we can only imagine the hilarity of it all. Think about it: On the “Shark Tank” side, it can start with the sharks—Kevin O’Leary, Barbara Corcoran, Daymond John, Mark Cuban, Robert Herjavek and Lori Greiner—on the set of “Shark Tank.” O’Leary might be the shark who dances alone for the first 15 seconds or so because, let’s be honest, he’s the craziest one of the bunch. Then the bass drops and all six sharks get down with their craziest moves. John probably has the best rhythm, and I can just imagine Corcoran and Greiner grinding on either side of Cuban. Maybe that was his motivation in daring the Donald?

Now let’s think about what would go down with the “Apprentice” cast. We’d have Trump, Joan Rivers, Bret Michaels, Omorosa, Dennis Rodman, Cyndi Lauper, Sinbad and Magic Johnson in the boardroom. Omorosa would be the crazy fool dancing for the first 15 seconds or so because… well… we all know she’s nuts. Then, when the bass drops the music changes from the Harlem Shake to the OJay’s “For the Love of Money” and everybody gets down. Maybe some cash could rain down from the ceiling to the conference table and Trump could roll around in it because we all know we don’t really want to see him dancing. Rodman could be humping on everyone, Rivers could grind on Michaels and Lauper and Omorosa could make out.

Sorry, Cuban. While you are the far cooler celebrity entrepreneur, if the reality show Shake ever goes down, “Shark Tank” doesn’t stand a chance.

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