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'Shark Tank's' Scrub Daddy You're Sponging Off Our Customers!

7/28/2016 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0727-scrub-daddy-01The company behind Scrub Daddy -- the most successful product ever pitched on "Shark Tank" -- is accusing a man of tricking customers with a knockoff sponge.

Scrub Daddy says Brian Reaux's attempt to push "Scrub 'N EZ" will confuse faithful Scrub Daddy customers because of the similar name and use of a smiley face ... this according to the lawsuit, obtained by TMZ.

In the docs, Scrub Daddy also has beef with Reaux marketing his sponge holder as fitting "perfectly in Scrub Daddy [sponges]." 

SD has reportedly generated more than $75 mil since striking a deal with Lori Greiner on the show. The company wants "Scrub 'N EZ" to change its name, and quit using Scrub Daddy in advertising. 

'Shark Tank' Pitchman Arrested For Threatening to Smoke Someone

7/12/2016 12:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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The co-founder of a product featured on "Shark Tank" is in serious trouble after he was busted for allegedly pulling a gun on someone outside his home.

Burbank police tell TMZ ... Mike Barzman -- who pitched "Invisiplug" in season 5 -- went off the rails earlier this month on a man smoking in front of his house. We're told Mike got into a heated argument over the ciggy, and pulled out a gun threatening to kill the man.

We're told cops arrived at his home the next day and recovered a semi-automatic handgun. Barzman was arrested for felony assault with a firearm. He posted $50k bail the next day.

Barzman's attorney, Gregory Brenner, says his client did have an unloaded gun on him ... but never pointed it at the smoker and never threatened him. In fact, he says Barzman is the one who felt threatened.

 

'Shark Tank's' Kevin O'Leary I Want To Buy An NFL Team!!!

5/12/2015 7:29 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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There's already a "Shark" in the NBA ... but now, Kevin O'Leary tells TMZ Sports he has HIS sights set on the NFL -- there's just one problem ... the price. 

Mr. Wonderful was out in NYC yesterday when he told us it's REALLY hard to buy into the NFL (just ask Donald Trump) ... but says, "To me, that's what I'd love to own."

Don't worry, Kev has a smart business plan (of course) to get into the owner's box without having to cover the ENTIRE cost of a pro squad. 

There's more ... Kev also explains why the hottest city in North America in need of a pro sports team is NOT Los Angeles ... it's not even in the United States. 

Check out the clip ...

Robert Herjavec, Kym Johnson Kiss, But Don't Tell

3/21/2015 8:43 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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"Shark Tank" star Robert Herjavec has an interesting way of saying goodbye to his "friends" ... by planting a big, juicy wet one on their smackers.

Robert and his "Dancing with the Stars" partner Kym Johnson were leaving Greenblatt's Deli in Hollywood Friday night, where they were full-on kissing.

A coy Robert explains, they're not dating ... they're just friends who dance.

They've actually been very open about their relationship ... people on DWTS all know the deal.

If there's any doubt about Robert's wealth, this video should put it to rest.  Do you know what a turkey sandwich costs at Greenblatt's?

'Shark Tank' Star Robert Herjavec Dating 'DWTS' Partner Kym Johnson

3/18/2015 10:32 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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"Shark Tank" star Robert Herjavec has a new asset in his portfolio -- his "Dancing With the Stars" partner Kym Johnson ... and she gets an awesome gift from him if they win.

Herjavec and Johnson met mid-February right before the "DWTS" cast was announced ... and we're told they started dating immediately. 

They spent Saturday night at a party in the Hollywood Hills and Monday at Hyde lounge with the "DWTS" cast. Our spies tell us they're very open about the relationship ... lots of making out.

Herjavec has also promised Johnson if they win "DWTS" she'll get one of his Ferraris. 

We broke the story earlier this month Herjavec and his wife of nearly 25 years had separated and were heading for divorce.

Things move quickly with Bob.

'Shark Tank's' Robert Herjavec 100% Single Divorce Around the Corner

3/3/2015 2:35 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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0303_robert-herjavec_diane-plese_tmz_getty"Shark Tank" star Robert Herjavec is pulling out of his biggest investment in life -- he's separated from his wife and headed for divorce.

Herjavec tells TMZ he and wife Diane Plese are already legally separated and we're told they will be divorcing soon. 

The couple married in 1990 and have 3 kids together, two daughters and a son.

Herjavec, who is on the upcoming season of "Dancing With the Stars," says ... "Human Relationships are so difficult ... I wish nothing but love and peace for our family as we move forward from this."

Herjavec has a net worth in the nine figures, so ... the line forms to the right, ladies.

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'Shark Tank' Star No No Drake ... YOLO Is Mine

2/16/2015 3:00 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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There's no way Drake came up with YOLO ... because "Shark Tank" mogul Daymond John did -- and he's got some evidence to back up his claim.  

Our photog was talking pop culture slang with John in NYC this past weekend when he spelled it out for Drizzy ... Y-O-L-O is his.  

He claims he dropped it first on "Shark Tank" back in 2009 ... then Drake copped it for "The Motto" -- and eventually even Obama picked it up. Watch, DJ definitely sounds like he knows he missed a golden opportunity.  

FUN FACT: We found the 'Shark' clip, but turns out John wasn't the 1st or 2nd to drop YOLO. The Stroke's used it in 2006 but looks like Adam Mesh from NBC's "The Average Joe" reality show said it first in 2004. #OOPS    

Courtney Love Hooks a Shark ... Date or Deal with Kevin O'Leary?

1/28/2015 10:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Courtney Love and "Shark Tank" maven Kevin O'Leary enjoyed dinner together Tuesday night in West Hollywood, but the question is ... who was pitching who?

Love and Mr. Wonderful were inside the restaurant for nearly four hours and when they made their exit, the paps were quick to ask if they were dating. O'Leary immediately said no -- he is a married man -- so that just leaves the topic of money. 

Does Courtney have a killer business plan? Does Kevin have a plan for Courtney's career?

We'd invest a million dollars for 100% of the answer.

'Shark Tank's' Kevin O'Leary I Wouldn't Buy Super Bowl Ad Here's the Problem ...

1/27/2015 6:38 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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It's not the fact it costs $4 MILLION for 30 seconds, "Shark Tank" star Kevin O'Leary tells TMZ Sports there's another big problem when it comes to Super Bowl advertising. 

Mr. Wonderful hit up Craig's in L.A. for dinner Monday -- when he explained why spending the money could be a great investment for the right company ... just not for him. 

But the real challenge when it comes to Super Bowl advertising isn't coming up with the cash ... Kev says it's all about what happens AFTER the big game.

SB Champ Bernard Pollard RAKING IN THE DOUGH ... From Sink Shelf Invention

1/15/2015 2:15 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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0115-bernard-pollard-invention-money-fun-art-getty-01The next Thomas Edison could totally kick your ass ... 'cause NFL star Bernard Pollard tells TMZ Sports the counter-top organizer he invented last year totally BLEW UP in sales this holiday season.

Pollard, who won a Super Bowl with the Ravens in 2012 invented a bathroom counter-top organizer last year called the "Smart Sink Tray" that he says lets was inspired by the tiny sinks out in Baltimore.

"I first thought it up back in 2012 ... I'm a germaphobe and the counter space in Baltimore was so limited that I wanted something to expand it."

His Howie Mandelness has led to cold hard cash with Pollard telling us this holiday season business was BOOMING for the "Smart Sink Tray" -- with a sales spike of nearly 60%.

"It was really cool to see the orders come in. The east coast went crazy for it."

And Pollard says things are only looking up from here ... 'cause the tray has gotten so popular, it's drawn interest from hotels all over the country and outdoor retailer Camping World.

"We putting it your RV's."

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Daymond John Undercover Santa Hawks 'Shark Tank' Shades

12/16/2014 12:10 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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"Shark Tank" Investor Daymond John is a shameless Santa who walked the streets of NYC in disguise to hawk some wacky sunglasses in which he has HEAVILY invested.

John blended into the crowd during SantaCon, and unlike most of the other Santas, his mission was not to get wasted. Instead he tried to make a go of Sunstaches -- novelty glasses with attachments that can turn you into a pirate, a cowboy, a Rosta, and even a devil.

The FUBU CEO owns 30% of the company after anteing up $300K on Shark Tank.

Watch the video ... you gotta hand it to him, he's an ace of a salesman.

Mark Cuban Jury Duty Reveals Jurors on Instagram

11/10/2014 4:00 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Mark Cuban wrapped up his jury duty by reaching a verdict in the one day trial ... and then shouting out his fellow jurors on Instagram.

As we told you ... Cuban was selected for a Dallas jury in a civil lawsuit over a car accident -- and amazingly, the billionaire owner of the Dallas Mavericks tells TMZ Sports he did NOT have a ton of influence over his fellow jurors.

Mark says they wanted him to be the foreman, but he turned it down. Ultimately, the jury ruled in favor of the defendant -- saying he was NOT negligent.

As soon as the trial was over ... Mark posted what looks like a pic of the jurors deliberating, with the caption -- "Verdict reached and we are dismissed. World's best jury :)" Important to note he didn't post the pic until AFTER the trial. Doing it before would've been a major no-no.

By the way ... Mark took home a whopping $6 for his service. 

He called in to TMZ Hollywood Sports right after court. Make sure you check it out on Reelz at 8 PM ET ... 5 PM PT! 



Mark Cuban Picked for Jury In Fender Bender Lawsuit

11/10/2014 1:45 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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1110-mark-cuban-getty-01Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban won't be spending Monday afternoon blogging or ripping NBA officials ... instead he'll be deciding someone's legal fate on a jury.

Cuban showed up to Dallas County Civil Court today and flaunted his jury summons on Instagram. As luck would have it -- bad luck -- Cubes got picked for a case!

According to court records ... the "Shark Tank" star and 5 other citizens are hearing a case involving a two-car accident from 2012 -- one driver is suing another for negligence. The trial is expected to wrap up today.

As long as neither party cops to being a Spurs fan, Cuban should be able to remain impartial. And you just know one of his fellow jurors is gonna pitch him a business idea.

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