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Rumors Are Swirling That A-Rod Is Shopping A New Show To Compete With ‘Shark Tank’

Alex Rodriguez is known for a wide range of accomplishments and criticisms. Sports Illustrated just featured the sports icon’s incredible trajectory from being banned from the 2014 MLB season to the second row of Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga’s performance at the Oscars and engaged to Jennifer Lopez.

Now, the league is inviting his consultation on how to reach younger fans, and to promote the Yankees-Red Sox series in London. Rodriguez has also been a recurring guest on ABC’s Shark Tank, offering his business insights to entrepreneurs. Now, he’s secured a deal with NBC to host a “very similar” show.

ABC Shark Tank producers are pissed about it.

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According to a report by Page Six, A-Rod has secured a deal for a “business reality show.” So far, we don’t know what will set it apart from “Shark Tank,” which places it in line as a direct competitor.

Sony Pictures Television has reportedly said they won’t be inviting him back as a guest Shark.

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Page Six reported that a source from ABC said, “Alex last appeared on ‘Shark Tank’ last fall and before then, he’d been on a bunch. Everyone really liked him. But he won’t be on the show anymore as he’s been shopping around a show that is very, very, very similar to ‘Shark Tank’ and Sony TV, which makes the show, got wind of this — because Alex’s people had been speaking to everyone in Hollywood.”

Another source has said that A-Rod’s show isn’t going to be a carbon copy of “Shark Tank.”

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A-Rod already has a deal with CNBC as the star of his own show, “Back in the Game.” Page Six’s source said that “This show was being shopped around — it’s not like ABC was giving Alex his own prime-time spot. Alex loved ‘Shark Tank,’ and the feeling was mutual. But he already has his show ‘Back in the Game’ on CNBC . . . this is basically extending his deal with NBC.”

Some folks think A-Rod is being shady.

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They argue that, because he’s been a guest on the show, it’s a betrayal of sorts of the show that gave him the business insights he’ll take into a competing show. Also, folks are carrying his previous scandals into the present day.

While others are coming to his defense.

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Legally, A-Rod has done nothing wrong. Still, Sony producers seem to be taking it personally. Don’t expect to see A-Rod and Mark Cuban in the same screen for awhile.

Just last week, A-Rod shared some life lessons he’s gained from billionaire Warren Buffet.

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A-Rod is taking a big swing by going out on his own. Maybe he looks at his guest appearances on “Shark Tank” as a series of singles?

NBC has hyped the show as “a high-concept business show.”

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“We are thrilled to be developing a show with Alex,” the source told Page Six. That doesn’t sound much like just an extension of an existing show. It’s a whole new development.

Most fans just don’t even know how he’s able to do it all.

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It’s all pretty impressive, and we’re rooting for the Dominican King of Baseball, and business. We’ll admit, the number of Latino guests on “Shark Tank” have been meager. We’re curious to see how Rodriguez’ own show will look.

Rodriguez has declined to comment.

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But we know this story will continue to develop, and look forward to watching his show!

READ: This Dominican Inventor And A-Rod Hit It Off Immediately When He Made Him An Offer In Spanish On ‘Shark Tank’

Black And Afro-Latino Businesses You Can Support To Financially Uplift The Communities

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Black And Afro-Latino Businesses You Can Support To Financially Uplift The Communities

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Black and Afro-Latino businesses are crucial to the growth of wealth within their communities. Latinas are the fastest-growing population of entrepreneurs. Here is a list of Black and Afro-Latino businesses you can support to help build them up.

Cafe Con Libros

Cafe Con Libros is a feminist bookstore and coffee shop serving the Brooklyn area with conversations about things that matter to the community. Though they are closed because of COVID-19, there are several ways you can continue to support the bookstore.

Azteca Negra

Azteca Negra is a textile, jewelry, and accessories line that is all about being culturally conscious. Marisol Catchings, the artist behind Azteca Negra, is a Black/Chicana artist living in the San Francisco Bay Area. Catchings also aims at recycling by reusing resources to create her products.

Kimpande Jewelry

Kimpande Jewelry is telling the history of African life and people in Puerto Rico. Eduardo Paz, the designer of the products, wanted to highlight the different African cultures brought to Puerto Rico during the slave trade. The brand is all about buying a piece of history with every piece of jewelry.

Marisel Herbal Bath & Body

Based in Puerto Rico, Marisel Herbal Bath & Body is giving people herbal and natural alternatives to the bath and body products on the market. The store, which has been dealing with the COVID-19 lockdowns, is slowly coming back to life and is offering to ship orders to customers.

Ankhari Crochet

There is something so fun about crochet. It might be that it makes us think about the vintage clothing that we have seen in our parents’ photos. It is fun, stylish, and the colors really giving us some life right now.

Ashanti Headwraps

If you are looking for some new and fun headwraps, this is the place to check out. The brand has stores in Puerto Rico and New York and the stores offer up some beautifully crafted headwraps that anyone can wear.

Pensar Africa

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Pensar Africa is more than a place to buy things, it is a place to empower African creators. According to the website, Pensar Africa’s mission is to bring African goods to the Americas while providing the creators the opportunity to make money off of their products.

The Salvi Vegan

This food blogger is showing how you can take your favorite Salvadoran dishes and make them vegan. It is a nice reminder that not all support has to cost something. Some times you just have to show support to help those in the community attract opportunities that come with money.

Party Shop Avenue

This is one company we should keep in mind after this is all over. Who doesn’t want a nice balloon structure at their party? These are truly some beautiful pieces of art that you can use to celebrate just about anything.

READ: This Boricua Is Bringing An Indie Bookstore To Her Neighborhood Of 1.4 Million

Street Food Vending And Playing With Fire Are Two Ways To Make Some Extra Cash If You Need Some

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Street Food Vending And Playing With Fire Are Two Ways To Make Some Extra Cash If You Need Some

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Side hustles are the lifeline for some of our friends and family. If you think about it hard enough. You will be able to think of someone in your life who makes most of their money from their side hustle. Well, mitú wanted to know more so we went to the streets to talk to people about their various side hustles.

Who knew that fire dancing was something people would consider a side hustle?

So far, “Side Hustle” co-hosts Sasha Merci and David Alvare have explored a few side hustles that were unexpected. There was the luchador who add some comedy to his costume to stand out. There was also the professional cuddler that we still can’t stop thinking about. She makes $120 an hour just cuddling.

Now, Merci and Alvarez are talking with two more entrepreneurs about their own side hustles that will leave some of you speechless. One of them has to do with food and the other has to do with fire.

Luis Jauregui turned his love for food into the food cart known as Jauregui’s Cravings.

“Nobody was really selling this at all,” Jauregui tells Alvarez. “Anywhere that you see this, you’re not going to see a food cart that’s mobile on the sidewalks. I saw that everyone was selling that (tacos and tamales). If you go here, there are like 5 tamaleros selling tamales. On the other street, there’s like two more.”

Jaurgeui adds: “Nobody was supporting me. It was only her since the very beginning. To be honest, I thought she was going to make fun of me or be like, ‘Nah. Don’t worry about. Just go get a job or something.’ But she was like, ‘If that’s your dream and you chase it, just got for it.'”

Andres Trevino is using his courage to play with fire.

“I had gone to this crazy party in the desert,” Trevino explains to Merci. “I was seeing these crazy people and they were spinning fire and I immediately wanted to do it. I walked up to a guy and I asked him if he would teach me. He was like, ‘Here. Play with it. Nobody taught me. Just go on YouTube.’”

Trevino adds: “It’s trial and error. Well, you know, if you play with fire you do get burned. There’s no shocker there. But, you want to take it very seriously. But, yeah. I’ve burned myself a couple of times.”

READ: ‘Side Hustle’ Episode 2: Nude Modeling And Friend Rentals