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This Year's Most Talked About Super Bowl Ads

Mr. Peanut is apparently alive

(Newser) - This year's Super Bowl featured dueling ads from President Trump and Michael Bloomberg—but there was a lot more buzz around Mr. Peanut. In a commercial that features in numerous lists of both the best and worst ads from the big game, mourners, including fellow mascots Mr. Clean and... More »

Mystery Over About Brady's Tweet: It Was an Ad

QB is a pitchman for Hulu

(Newser) - Days before the Super Bowl, Tom Brady tweeted a moody, black-and-white photo that had everyone trying to figure out whether it was a clue to his football future. As it turns out, the photo was a tease to a Super Bowl commercial, one for Hulu that aired during the first... More »

Fox Accused of Scuttling Super Bowl Commercial

PETA had it made as a call against 'speciesism'

(Newser) - PETA says its Colin Kaepernick-themed ad for the Super Bowl is getting a frosty reception over at Fox and might not air at all, TMZ reports. The animal rights group's ad calls for an end to speciesism—in their words, to "challenge people to expand their concept of... More »

Bloomberg Unveils His $10M Super Bowl Ad

Spot will focus on gun violence

(Newser) - We already knew Michael Bloomberg was shelling out $10 million of his own money to buy a Super Bowl ad . On Thursday, the 2020 candidate unveiled the 60-second spot in advance, and its focus is on gun violence. (Watch it here .) The ad features Calandrian Simpson Kemp, whose 20-year-old... More »

CEO Takes Out $6M Super Bowl Ad About His Dog

David MacNeil hopes viewers donate to veterinary research

(Newser) - WeatherTech's unofficial mascot, Scout, appeared in the auto accessories company's 2019 Super Bowl ad . And the 7-year-old golden retriever is back for 2020, both because of and in spite of an aggressive cancer treatment carried out at the University of Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine. Scout's owner,... More »

Planters' Mr. Peanut Dead at 104

His funeral will be held in the form of a Super Bowl ad

(Newser) - "It is with heavy hearts that we confirm that Mr. Peanut has died at 104. In the ultimate selfless act, he sacrificed himself to save his friends when they needed him most. Please pay your respects with #RIPeanut." That's the official word from the Twitter account of... More »

It Will Be a Super Bowl First, but Unrelated to Football

Bloomberg, Trump spending $10M apiece in unprecedented ads

(Newser) - We don't yet know yet which teams will be playing in the Super Bowl, but Bloomberg vs. Trump is already lined up. After news surfaced that Michael Bloomberg would shell out $10 million for 60 seconds worth of advertising during the game, the Trump campaign has matched the effort,... More »

Bloomberg Just Dropped About $10M to Send One Message

The Democratic presidential hopeful bought a 60-second, national Super Bowl ad

(Newser) - Michael Bloomberg might just get your attention on Super Bowl Sunday—if, that is, you like watching the ads. The Democratic presidential hopeful has dished out big bucks for a 60-second commercial his campaign says will focus on criticizing President Trump, the New York Times reports. "The biggest point... More »

Beer Titans Go to War Over 'Corn Syrup' Ad

MillerCoors lawsuit claims Bud Light ad purposefully misleads consumers

(Newser) - Medieval kings have sparked a legal battle between beer titans. MillerCoors is suing Anheuser-Busch over a "misleading," minute-long Super Bowl ad emphasizing the use of corn syrup in making both Coors Light and Miller Lite. The ad shows Bud Light's "king" visiting his fellow monarchs at... More »

Bud Light Super Bowl Ad Delivers Epic Surprise

Here are this year's most talked-about ads

(Newser) - The ads provided some much-needed entertainment during the lowest-scoring Super Bowl in history —especially a Bud Light ad that took a very dark turn. The ad, set at a medieval jousting match, was "hijacked" by HBO's Game of Thrones to promote its final season, with the skull-crushing... More »

Carrie Bradshaw Is Back on TV— for 43 Seconds

She's joined by 'The Dude'

(Newser) - It's the day Sex and the City fans have dreamed of: Carrie Bradshaw is back on TV—albeit briefly, and thanks to the Super Bowl. Sarah Jessica Parker is co-starring in a 43-second ad for Stella Artois beer, and the character starring opposite her is pretty well-known, too: that... More »

CBS Refuses to Air Medical Pot Ad During Super Bowl

Says current network broadcast standards do not allow it

(Newser) - Even John Boehner's backing apparently wasn't enough to convince CBS to accept a medical marijuana ad during the Super Bowl. Acreage Holdings, the cannabis company for which the former House speaker is a board member , says it sent the network a rough outline of the proposed commercial and... More »

Ram Trucks Face Backlash Over MLK Super Bowl Ad

Company had the year's most controversial ad

(Newser) - During this year's Super Bowl, advertisers mostly played it safe—apart from Fiat Chrysler, which faced a major backlash after using a Martin Luther King Jr. speech in an ad for Dodge Ram trucks. "Recognize that he who is greatest among you shall be your servant. That's... More »

Chief of 84 Lumber Speaks Out on Super Bowl Ad

She's pro-Trump, pro-border wall

(Newser) - The company owner who signed off on one of the Super Bowl's most controversial ads says she is pro-President Trump and pro-border wall—despite the 84 Lumber ad 's depiction of a Hispanic mother and daughter finding a door in the wall. Maggie Hardy Magerko tells People that... More »

Airbnb Follows Super Bowl Ad With Call to House 100K

Company also will donate $4M to International Rescue Committee

(Newser) - Airbnb is following up its Super Bowl ad calling for acceptance with a campaign to provide short-term housing over the next five years for 100,000 people in need, reports the AP . An announcement on the rental service's website says it plans to start with refugees, disaster survivors, and... More »

Here Are This Year's Most Talked-About Super Bowl Ads

Ad breaks were no escape from politics

(Newser) - This year's crop of Super Bowl ads included the usual range of funny, corny, and weird commercials—but there was no escaping 2017's political upheaval. This year's most talked about ad was 84 Lumber's ad " The Journey ," which told the story of a mother... More »

Melissa McCarthy's Hilarious Super Bowl Ad Debuts

Kia ad features actress trying to save the world

(Newser) - Melissa McCarthy's efforts to save the planet don't go over so well (for her, at least) in a new Super Bowl ad from Kia. The spot, which USA Today reports is promoting Kia's eco-friendly 2017 Niro crossover, features McCarthy trying to save the whales, the trees, the... More »

Budweiser's Super Bowl Ad Touches Chord on Immigration

Spot highlights journey of Anheuser-Busch co-founder Adolphus Busch

(Newser) - If you're hoping to watch the Super Bowl to escape from politics, at least one commercial will bring you right back to current events. Budweiser's homage to its co-founder, Adolphus Busch, is certainly "relevant," as Ad Age notes. The 60-second spot, called "Born the Hard... More »

5 Best, Worst Super Bowl Ads

Jeep is at the top for 'Portraits,' and bowel relief is at the bottom

(Newser) - The usual parade of animals, celebs, and goofy gags filled this year's Super Bowl ads, but AdWeek crowns the quieter Jeep "Portraits" as its champ. The "lovely spot," airing at halftime, tells Jeep's history through a series of photos. "Giving viewers something thoughtful, and... More »

Helen Mirren Berates Nation's Drunk Drivers

'Shortsighted, utterly useless, oxygen-wasting human form of pollution'

(Newser) - Helen Mirren, Oscar winner and part-time twerker , has a seriously stern message for anyone thinking about getting behind the wheel after downing a few Bud Light Limes during the big game this weekend, Time reports. “If you drive drunk, you, simply put, are a shortsighted, utterly useless, oxygen-wasting human... More »

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