Mark Cuban Owes Don Johnson Several Million Dollars

It's no secret that Mark Cuban is involved in the entertainment business through his production company 2929 Entertainment. The company's been involved with a host of different projects, from the prestige-piece Good Night, and Good Luck, to, uh, to the Nash Bridges-esque.

Yes, the CBS police drama your grandmothers liked where Don Johnson and Cheech Marin cruised the streets of San Francisco in a Barracuda, solving crimes and taking names, was one of the properties that Cuban's company owned. 2929 is now part of a settlement that will net Johnson $51-plus million after the actor—a co-owner of the show—successfully argued in court that Nash Bridges made a ridiculous amount of money in international reruns, money that was not shared with him. I repeat: Nash Bridges is popular enough abroad to lead to $50 million settlements.

Following the decision, Johnson had this to say, "Nash Bridges was my idea. Mark Cuban's company and [the other parties involved] took all the profits from the show's syndication. I feel vindicated that they are all being held responsible."


So, you have Mark Cuban partly to blame when Don Johnson releases a new album.


H/T Phintastic, even though the link didn't work

Judge: Mark Cuban must pay Don Johnson
[Hollywood Reporter]