Shark Tank Recap: Kevin O’Leary’s unexpected zero-equity offer to Honeyfund (10/24/14)

The Shark Tank’s Kevin “Mr. Wonderful” O’Leary was a big surprise tonight for offering a deal that had no strings attached. For Honeyfund’s expansion and business scaling, Mr. Wonderful did not debate on proper valuation or profitability as he usually does with other entrepreneurs. Honeyfund is a crowd-funding website developed and operated by Sara and Josh Margulis (photo in this recap). It focuses on couples who want their honeymoon plans funded by wedding guests. It’s an alternative to the traditional wedding gift registry; it works by aggregating money for the honeymoon fund. Since its operation, the website has raised about $200…

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The Biggest Loser Recap: Scott Mitchell won’t wallow in loss, steps up in monumental challenge (10/23/14)

Week 7 on The Biggest Loser: Glory Days was a test of fortitude and focus as the 12 remaining contestants in the ranch were confronted with their ability to literally keep their trainers above-water or go bust. This far, the White Team has been unbeatable in challenges, the Red Team has been skating through while the Blue Team is slowly seeing its member count going down. Over at the Comeback Canyon, trainer Bob Harper engaged Gina Haddon and Matt Miller in team synergy. Here’s our recap of today’s episode. Reversed fortunes. This week’s challenge at the ranch required 3 members…

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The Voice Recap: Ricky Manning & Reagan James boldly surge through intricate songs (10/21/14)

The final battle night in The Voice ended with a groovy bang, courtesy of two young singers who surrendered to their songs and let loose from start to finish. Ricky Manning finally found his bearings after months of playing in the streets, unleashing his ability to permeate soulful vocals. And then there’s 15-year old Reagan James (left, on photo in this recap) who was a pro in both her artistic abilities and live performance. Here’s our recap for this episode. Team Pharrell. This team’s last pairing tested a music school-trained singer’s chops, Brittany Butler, against a street-savvy performer in the…

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The Voice Recap: Taylor Brashears, Toia Jones & DaNica Shirey push limits, assert dominance (10/20/14)

Week 2 of The Voice’s battle rounds was another high moment this season as the artists pushed their limits further from what we’ve already seen during their blind auditions. From tonight’s duets, two stood out: the power sing-off between Toia Jones and DaNica Shirey at the end of the show and Taylor Brashears’ uber poise in her battle with Bree Fondacaro. One battle ended on a high note while the other showed a kind of singing prowess that can’t just be ignored. I’m referring to Taylor’s knock-out attitude on stage that speaks volumes of confidence, fierceness and power. Let’s start…

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Shark Tank Recap: Kevin O’Leary demands 50% stake for professional female caddy services (10/17/14)

Business plans anchored on services come occasionally on Shark Tank and today is one of those exceptional days when the Sharks are offered a chance to invest in Meghan Tarmey  (photo in this recap)for The Caddy Girls. Meghan offered a chance for the Sharks to get involved in the business of golf caddying and the potential to get the professional services of females into the golf market. Unfortunately, she hit a wall when a majority of her prospective investors failed to see how the business can go big given its nature. Kevin “Mr. Wonderful” O’Leary demanded a 50% stake and…

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