Posted by Dale Buss on February 9, 2011 05:00 PM
Eminem has always been a personification of his hometown of Detroit — ragged around the edges and often downtrodden, but authentic as this morning’s dishes, and an entertainment diamond in the rough.
He first popped up in Super Bowl XLV as a Claymated character for Lipton Tea's Brisk brand, but that wasn't what got everyone buzzing — it was his pro-Detroit Chrysler spot that still has much of the country raving.
“This is the Motor City,” the rapper concluded the spot, pointing into the camera as a choir sang celestially on the stage of the renovated Fox Theater downtown, “and this is what we do.”
Fortunately for Eminem, the parallels between his fate and that of Detroit stop there. On the road to recovery, Eminem is already miles ahead of his beloved hometown.Continue reading...
Posted by Dale Buss on February 8, 2011 05:30 PM
After securing a Super Bowl victory for his team and notching the game’s MVP award, Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers may find that the world is his oyster – or perhaps a cheese ball.
Fresh off an appearance on Late Show with David Letterman on Monday, and after having starred in the Super Bowl MVP parade at Disney World earlier in the day, Rodgers now can ponder the significant endorsement opportunities that are expected to come his way.Continue reading...
Posted by Sheila Shayon on February 8, 2011 03:45 PM
British singer Joss Stone has stripped bear naked — and no, that's not a typo.
She's appearing in a new PETA anti-fur campaign in the UK that shows her holding a large teddy bear with the tagline: "Bear hugs, not caps."
The campaign targets Britain’s Ministry of Defense with an Unbearable Cruelty campaign that aims to stop the use of bear fur used in the tall bearskin hats worn by the Queen's Guards.
According to PETA, the name's not a misnomer — it takes an entire bearskin to make just one cap.
PETA has used nudity before, including musicians Morrissey and Dave Navarro, as well as clothed celebs Justin Bieber and Janet Jackson.
Read more about Stone's new PETA campaign here.
Posted by Shirley Brady on February 8, 2011 01:00 PM
The rumors are true. Al Gore's Current TV has hired former MNSBC host Keith Olbermann to host a nightly news program.
The recently ousted broadcaster called it "the most exciting venture in my career."Continue reading...
Posted by Shirley Brady on February 6, 2011 11:30 AM
The Associated Press last night gave Michael Vick its NFL Comeback Player of the Year award — the first time in the honor's 12-year history that it has gone to a player following a prison sentence. Vick also recently started signing endorsement deals again.
Posted by Dale Buss on February 6, 2011 11:00 AM
Today is the centenary of Ronald Reagan's birth. Often lost in all the attention to Reagan’s political career and presidency is the fact that, after his acting days, he became one of the best brand pitchmen in the country – for General Electric.Continue reading...
Posted by Shirley Brady on February 3, 2011 03:30 PM
Apple typically shirks celebrity endorsements in favor of its own ads, but Steve Jobs certainly couldn't ask for more glowing praise than this.
Gabrielle Giffords, the Arizona senator whose shooting at a peaceful Tucson, Arizona, last month shocked the world, raves about her iPad (and her husband's) in a pre-shooting interview with News Corp.'s just-launched digital newspaper, The Daily.
Posted by Shirley Brady on January 26, 2011 03:00 PM
Eager to put a winless 2010 behind him, Tiger Woods will make his PGA season debut this weekend at Torrey Pines in La Jolla, CA.
“I had some things to do at home, I worked at those things at home, then I came out here,” the embattled golf pro told reporters at a press conference today. He also said this was the first offseason he’d had in nearly six years where he wasn’t trying to recover from an injury or personal problems.
“It’s nice to have an offseason where I wasn’t in pain and recovering [from] something,” he added. “I’ve had so many darn surgeries. It’s been awhile since I had an offseason like this where it’s been nice to start up again, nice to practice and build, and that’s been fun.”
Woods appears to be loosening up his image.Continue reading...