Cruisin' with Cuban
There's a big feature in The Los Angeles Times today about The Great Mark Cuban -- not tied to anything, from the looks of it, just a sort of "Hey, ya know, that Mark Cuban's a rich and interesting guy with a lot to say" kind of piece. The headline kind of gives it away: "Doing his own thing." Really, as generic as a bar code. (Here's the deck: "Mavericks owner Mark Cuban, known for his courtside rants, insists he has changed his ways. One thing's for sure: He's not going away." Even better.)
It retreads a lot of the same material anyone who's ever changed planes at Dallas-Fort Worth International knows about Cuban. But this paragraph, specially the last line of this paragraph, stands out:
If it often seems Cuban lives in an alternative reality, there's no escaping the fact that his is the one with the fortune estimated at $1.8 billion; his NBA team; his cable network with Dan Rather running the news division; his production company that made George Clooney's Good Night and Good Luck, and Enron: the Smartest Guys in the Room, and his Boeing 757 with the weight room and the HD TVs that he lent Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes for their wedding in Italy.
Maybe I missed that being reported some place else, but I find, like, six things odd about this part: "the HD TVs that he lent Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes for their wedding in Italy." See if you can figure out what they are. --Robert Wilonsky