Posts tagged "commercials"

Lindsay Lohan Pays The Bills With Bizarro Puppet Commercial

We've all done things we aren't proud of when we needed to earn some extra scratch: this is Lindsay Lohan's moment right here. While she was under house arrest, LiLo filmed a bizarro commercial for Air New Zealand called "On The Skycouch With Rico" which shows her chilling with a creepy puppet (what is that?)…

By: Jessica Wakeman / August 1, 2011

Vivident Gum’s Man Boobs & Marionettes

Vivident Gum is apparently the most popular gum in Italy, perhaps because their commercials are, um, so memorable. For a country dismayed by the antics of the "Jersey Shore" cast, I am surprised this ad passed muster. Naked man tits? A frightening marionette man? What does this have to do with gum again? [Best Week

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / July 13, 2011

Light Yogurt Is Not Dessert

Jezebel is reporting that Yoplait is pulling some ads after complaints have been rolling in that the women in the ads echo the inner monologues of people with eating disorders. I don't want to get into that (except to say I really wish the whole planet could get past the concept of "I 'deserve' to…

By: Claire Zulkey / June 16, 2011

Old Navy Ad Pokes Fun At Men’s High Fashion

Old Navy ads are usually a bit grating, what with their aggressive musical numbers about sundresses and those obnoxious talking mannequins. But this new one is pretty amazing. In it, male models pose in a bunch of bizarre situations—whilst carrying a sheep, whilst screaming on a couch wearing a vicar's cap, whilst twirling in a…

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / June 12, 2011

Uma Thurman And Rachel Bilson In Awkward New Commercials

Stars do commercials all the time. But something makes me just a touch sad when a star whose light bulb has dimmed—that's the nice way of saying that they haven't booked a big role in a bit—does a commercial. Case in point, this new Uma Thurman ad for Schweppes. I get that she's trying to…

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / May 7, 2011

Carl’s Jr. Goes Self-Referential In New Olivia Munn Spot

Carl's Jr. has decided to take a different approach for their new ad campaign, rather than their usual hot girl in bikini sexily chomps on an oversized hamburger fare. Well, kind of. In this new spot, Carl's Jr. employees state their beliefs about burgers. Things start off non-sexy, but then cue the butt shot of…

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / April 29, 2011

Karl Lagerfeld Tries To Sell Some Ice Cream

Somehow, it seems fitting that Karl Lagerfeld, the man who invented a diet plan consisting mainly of Diet Coke and cigarettes, should be directing a high-camp commercial for an ice cream brand. Watch this hilarious commercial directed by Herr Karl and starring Rachel Bilson and Baptiste Giabiconi. [YouTube]…

By: Julie Gerstein / April 24, 2011

There’s A New Old Spice Guy In Town

Isaiah Mustafa, we hardly knew you! There's a new Old Spice guy in town now and he is immediately less impressive than the old Old Spice guy because, well, he doesn't have a ripped body and isn't wrapped in only a towel. Lame, Old Spice. You cannot get us hooked on a hot piece of…

By: Jessica Wakeman / April 20, 2011

Kate Moss Dreams Of Bunny Men

Who can know what motivates our unconscious desires? I mean, even supermodel Kate Moss has freaky-deaky dreams, according to fashion line Basement. In this ad for the Chilean fashion company, Moss seduces a giant bunny man and wakes up surrounded by hundreds of tiny white rabbits. As you do. [Stylelist]…

By: Julie Gerstein / April 19, 2011

Miss Turkey Shills For Carl’s Jr.’s Turkey Burger

Among what I'm sure are the many honors of Miss Turkey Gizem Memiç, the face of Carl's Jr.'s turkey burger is surely on top. In Carl's Jr.'s latest commercial, Miss Turkey shills for the fast food joint's turkey burgers in stiletto heels, a pageant sash and a custom-made bikini with little turkey burgers printed o…

By: Jessica Wakeman / April 5, 2011

Kristen Schaal Makes Us Wanna Play Video Games

  Commercials are usually those things I fast-forward through on the DVR because they're loud and try to get me to buy things I don't need. However, every once in a while, there is one I love. Take, for example, this campaign for Sony Ericsson's Experia Play smart phone, starring Kristen Schaal, totally cracks me…

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / March 26, 2011

Guinness Beer Commercials Teaches Men How To Hug Without Looking Gay

Guinness beer fans the flames of homophobia with its new St. Patrick's Day commercial with a lesson on how men can hug other men without looking ... gay. (Because arching your butt backwards in an A-frame hug doesn't draw more attention to it at all!) I know this commercial is a "joke" as far a…

By: Jessica Wakeman / March 14, 2011

Natalie Portman’s Miss Dior Cherie Commercial Is Super-Cheesy

When I think of "Natalie Portman" or "Dior," I don't think "epic cheesiness." But the creative director for Nat's Miss Dior Cherie perfume commercial had a different thought process. Yikes, this is a little embarrassing. [YouTube]…

By: Jessica Wakeman / February 23, 2011

The Daily Ovulation: Meet The Cutie Underneath Mini Darth Vader’s Mask

I gotta admit, I was kind of hoping that a little girl was beneath the mini Darth Vader costume in the Volkswagon Passat commercial that aired during the Super Bowl. It would just have been rad to find out the little badass was female, but alas, it was not meant to be. On "Today," 6-year-old…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / February 7, 2011

YSL Ad Banned For Simulating Drug Use

A commercial for Yves Saint Laurent's Belle D'Opium fragrance has been banned in the U.K. because the ad supposedly shows models "simulating drug use." The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) "therefore concluded it was irresponsible and unacceptable for broadcast." In the ad (above), the character of "Belle" runs her finger down her arm and the ASA…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / February 2, 2011

Is Claire Danes Experiencing A Latisse Side Effect?

It took me four viewings of this Latisse commercial to believe it actually starred Claire Danes, and not just a Claire look-alike. "Oh how the mighty have fallen," I thought. "Wasn't she once one of the most promising actresses of our generation? Who left 'My So-Called Life' for a movie career? And now she's trying…

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / December 15, 2010

Bradley Cooper Shills A Wonder Pill That Will Improve Your Life 200 Percent

In this video, Bradley Cooper tries to get you to buy a pill to make you, well, awesomer. "Before, I was unmotivated, unhirable, and undatable. I was a complete and utter mess," he says. "And then I discovered NZT and my life changed." OK, fine, Bradley isn't really trying to sell you this—it's for hi…

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / December 10, 2010

Kevin Bacon Plays The President Of His Fan Club In New Commercial

Normally, I view ads as things to be fast-forwarded past. But this one for Logitech Revue with Google TV is pretty awesome. It stars Kevin Bacon as ... Kevin Bacon's biggest fan—the president of his fan club who commissioned an oil painting of himself with Sir Bacon. Best line: "His best movie is probably a…

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / December 9, 2010

Our 4 Favorite Conan O’Brien Commercials

Commercials are far from our favorite things. And yet, American Express has managed to make ones we don't fast forward through by plucking uber-cool celebrities, like Tina Fey and Wes Anderson, and creating mini movies with them. Now, AmEx has tapped Conan O'Brien for an ad. In this spot, Conan goes to India, picks out…

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / November 15, 2010

Snickers Goes In A Different Direction This Halloween

This Snickers commercial actually scares the crap out of me. I think I've seen that mask in my nightmares. And a kid popping out of an adult's crotch? Creepy—not funny. This does not make me want to buy Snickers. Sorry. [BuzzFeed]…

By: Ami Angelowicz / October 6, 2010
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