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Lindell's Latest Dispute Is With Network That Helped Make Him

MyPillow CEO says he's pulling ads from Fox after he claims it wouldn't air commercial

(Newser) - Mike Lindell says he has proof the presidency was stolen from Donald Trump in 2020, and next month he's set to livestream a cyber symposium that will allegedly present said proof. It's his commercial promoting the event, however, that's at the center of a dispute with Fox...

In Need of a Wireless Mic or Food Dehydrator? He Was Your Guy

Infomercial icon and Ronco pitchman Ron Popeil dies at 86

(Newser) - In the darkest, wee-est hours of the nights of yore, when all the real TV programming ran out, there used to be something called infomercials: entire TV programs about people selling products that might be useful to you but that you probably didn't know you wanted. These immediate forebears...

Gum Ad Perfectly Encapsulates Your COVID Fatigue

Extra envisions epic post-pandemic makeout party

(Newser) - There will be a lot of tonsil hockey in our post-pandemic future, according to an awesome new ad from Extra gum. Set to the tune of Celine Dion's "It's All Coming Back to Me Now," the ad, from Chicago agency Energy BBDO, begins with an announcement...

Combine Lifetime Channel With KFC, and You Get This

Mario Lopez stars as a man with 'a secret fried chicken recipe and a dream'

(Newser) - Lifetime is known for churning out romantic movies. KFC is known for its finger-licking-good chicken. Combine the two and you have A Recipe for Seduction, an original Lifetime "mini movie" about a "steamy holiday love affair" between a heiress and a muscular Colonel Sanders, played by Mario Lopez....

Perfume Brand to Boyega: 'We Deeply Apologize'

Jo Malone removed him from a Chinese version of a cologne commercial

(Newser) - British perfume brand Jo Malone has apologized to Black actor John Boyega of Star Wars fame after cutting him out of the Chinese version of a cologne commercial he helped create, the AP reports. Jo Malone London said in a statement to the Hollywood Reporter that the ad designed for...

Watch This Moving 9/11 Tribute That Aired Just Once
This 9/11 Ad Aired Only Once
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This 9/11 Ad Aired Only Once

Moving Budweiser commercial was broadcast during the 2002 Super Bowl and never since

(Newser) - Some brands should completely stay away from trying to commemorate 9/11, but others have figured out how to appropriately, and movingly, mark that indelible moment. In Budweiser's case, it came up with what's been called "the best 9/11 commercial ever," and it's only officially aired...

French Regulators: Ad for New E-Bike Stokes Feelings of 'Fear'
New E-Bike Ad Made France
So Anxious It Was Banned
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New E-Bike Ad Made France So Anxious It Was Banned

Country's regulatory agency bans commercial for VanMoof's S3 for 'creating climate of anxiety'

(Newser) - If you feel a little wound up while watching the latest commercial for a Dutch e-bicycle, France's advertising regulatory agency gets it. The 45-second ad for VanMoof's $2,000 S3 e-bike that debuted last month features scenes of bumper-to-bumper traffic, with images of car accidents and smokestacks spewing...

A 10-Second Volkswagen Ad Spurs Outrage

Viewers found it racist in more ways than one

(Newser) - Germany's Volkswagen has pulled a social media ad for a new car and apologized after an outcry over its racist overtones. The 10-second spot posted on Instagram and Twitter shows a massive white hand pushing a black man away from beside a new yellow Volkswagen Golf parked on the...

KFC's Latest Ad Campaign Is Victim of Very Bad Timing

Fast-food chain pulls its 'Finger Lickin' Good' series amid coronavirus pandemic

(Newser) - One of the first lines of defense against the novel coronavirus is hand-washing , which doesn't bode well for KFC's latest ad campaign. The Drum reports that upward of 160 complaints have been registered with the UK's Advertising Standards Authority over the fast-food chain's recently launched series...

Hallmark Channel CEO Steps Down After a 'Black Eye'

Bill Abbott's move comes one month after Hallmark pulled then restored same-sex ads

(Newser) - For nearly a dozen years, Bill Abbott has served as president and CEO of Hallmark Channel, which expanded its programming and enjoyed increased ratings and ad revenue during his tenure. So an announcement Wednesday from the channel's parent company that Abbott is resigning was somewhat surprising, per the Los ...

Peloton Actress Places Blame for Hubbub on Her Face

Monica Ruiz says she may have spurred outrage because character's eyebrows looked 'worried'

(Newser) - She starred in an ad for a stationary bike that ended up going viral—and now Monica Ruiz says she thinks she knows why. Ruiz, a mom of two, is the actress in the infamous Peloton commercial , in which she plays a thin, apparently affluent woman receiving one of the...

The 'Peloton Girl' Is Back
The 'Peloton' Fight
Is Far From Over
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The 'Peloton' Fight Is Far From Over

Actress Monica Ruiz is now in an Aviation Gin commercial

(Newser) - The so-called "Peloton Girl" is back and apparently needs a good, stiff drink—or at least that's how she's portrayed in a new Aviation Gin commercial, Marie Claire reports. It opens with the actress, Monica Ruiz, looking traumatized before she and two girlfriends toast "to new...

37 Years Later, a Reunion Between 2 of Our Favorite Stars

Xfinity ad starring E.T. and Henry Thomas, aka Elliott, aired during Thanksgiving Day parade

(Newser) - Some are calling it "heartwarming." . Others, like io9 , have a different take on the Xfinity ad that debuted during Thursday's Thanksgiving Day parade on NBC. "What you're looking at is [a] major corporation dipping into a considerable bag of tricks labeled 'Nostalgic Intellectual Property'...

Hollywood A-Listers Revolt Against Oscars

Hundreds of big-name actors, directors, cinematographers slam Academy decision

(Newser) - The backlash against the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences continues, and increasingly bigger names are joining the fray. After announcing that four awards would be bestowed during commercial breaks at the Feb. 24 Oscars, there was immediate pushback from those who said it was insulting to recipients in...

4 Oscars Will Be Awarded During the Breaks. There's Pushback

Not everyone happy that cinematography, film editing are being relegated to commercials

(Newser) - In an attempt to streamline Oscars night, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is making a change it hopes will contain the show to three hours. Four major awards—film editing, cinematography, live action short, and makeup and hairstyling—will be announced during commercial breaks of the Feb....

Bud Light Super Bowl Ad Delivers Epic Surprise
Bud Light Super Bowl Ad
Delivers Epic Surprise
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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...

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...

'Terrifying' Doll Gets Spotify Ad Banned

Even 'Havana' couldn't keep a UK watchdog group from banning it

(Newser) - Spotify's latest ad features a catchy popular pop tune and "a medley of horror film tropes" in the lead-up to its final tagline, per NPR : "Killer songs you can't resist." But it's just that horror theme, along with what Billboard calls a "terrifying...

Jim Gaffigan Sued After Daughter's Soccer Ball Hits Guy

They were filming a commercial at the time

(Newser) - A Queens man working on a TV commercial shoot with Jim Gaffigan in 2016 says he was left unable to work after the comedian's daughter hit him in the head with a soccer ball. James Kent is now suing Gaffigan and others involved in the shoot for unspecified damages,...

KFC Ad Seen as Mocking Neymar's Theatrics
KFC Ad Seen as Mocking
Neymar's Theatrics
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KFC Ad Seen as Mocking Neymar's Theatrics

Shows a soccer player rolling and rolling and rolling ...

(Newser) - Neymar's histrionics on the soccer field have become legendary , but now they may also prove lucrative—at least for KFC South Africa, if its latest ad draws people into its restaurants. Fortune reports on the chain's minute-long spot , which shows a soccer player flailing and rolling after he...

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