Infidelity and football: it’s all some men ever think about. That was AshleyMadison.com’s logic when the site, which helps would-be cheaters find each other, paid six figures to put a full-page ad in the official 2009 Super Bowl program. Now the NFL has rejected the promotion, and any other they come up with. Forever.
“I find the rejection to be ridiculous given that a huge percentage of the NFL’s marketing content is for products like alcohol, which they sell in their stadiums, promote on their air and clearly have in the magazine,” said site CEO Nate Biderman. “That’s a product that literally kills tens of thousands of people each year. So if the NFL is worried about legislating behavior and regulating what their audience should be exposed to then it should start with a ban on all alcohol advertising and products being sold, not AshleyMadison.com.”
“We don’t intend to let this pass,” he promised. “This is our core audience and we will find a way to let them know about the existence of this service.” Maybe they could buy a blimp.
Here’s your feel good Friday moment! This is a short and sweet story about an elephant and a stray dog who live together on an elephant sanctuary in Tennesee. The two unlikely animals are the best of friends, and they spend their days eating, playing and hanging out. They even mourn when the other is sick. You might shed a tear while watching this at work, but that’s okay as it means you are a good human with a gentle soul. Yeah, okay – we cried.
Hef who? Holly Madison has long forgotten the ex-boyfriend who made her famous. Rather than dishing the dirt on Mansion life and catfights this week, like Kendra Wilkinson and Bridget Marquardt, Holly headed to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico with boyfriend Criss Angel, who is on a two-week break from his Las Vegas show Believe. The happy couple hung out on the beach at their luxury resort and relaxed with friends. Criss reportedly has plans to take his Girls Next Door star girlfriend horseback and ATV riding while on their getaway. When they return to the states, Criss will resume his show and Holly will reportedly field offers to make cameos in several Vegas strip show acts. [Source: Las Vegas Weekly; Photo: Splash News Online]
Tom Hanks is not afraid to piss off a Mormon. Not only is he one of the executive producers of HBO’s polygamy drama Big Love, he’s calling out those in the religion who supported the California gay marriage ban, Proposition 8. Here’s what he had to say at the show’s premiere party on Wednesday:
The truth is this takes place in Utah, the truth is these people are some bizarre offshoot of the Mormon Church, and the truth is a lot of Mormons gave a lot of money to the church to make Prop-8 happen. There are a lot of people who feel that is un-American, and I am one of them. I do not like to see any discrimination codified on any piece of paper, any of the 50 states in America, but here’s what happens now. A little bit of light can be shed, and people can see who’s responsible, and that can motivate the next go around of our self correcting Constitution, and hopefully we can move forward instead of backwards. So let’s have faith in not only the American, but Californian, constitutional process.
As Tom Hanks was the unofficial president of the U.S. from 1994 to 2001 (Forrest Gump through Band Of Brothers, with a re-election circa Saving Private Ryan), his condemnation may hold a little more weight than your average Hollywood two cents. Or it might just mean Angels & Demons will be boycotted by Mormons as well as Catholics.
“The film studio and producers involved were more concerned about painting me as a ‘character’ to create a more interesting story line instead of a person with talent, self-respect and who was able to achieve her own career success through hard work. Even though my relationship with Big was at times very difficult and complicated (as with most relationships we have all experienced at one time or another), it was also genuine and built on great admiration and love for each other. Regardless of the many lies in the movie and false portrayal of me to help carry a story line through, I will still continue to carry his legacy through my hard work and music.”
Paris Hilton. Vanessa Hudgens. Pete Wentz. Time and time again celebrities go crazy with the camera, and the result – pics of them in the nude – land on the web for all the world to see. X-rated site Fleshbot was recently sent this naked pic by a reader, alleging it to be of girl-kissing songstress Katy Perry. The most troubling aspect of the photo is not the subject’s identity, but rather if Perry is careless enough to get caught up in such a scandal.
Surely celebrities are warned of the dangers of the snap and shoot while standing on the brink of stardom. We’ve all seen the drama that goes down when a starlet’s skin is on display, so why are they still so tempted to bust out of their bras and flash the world? Not that we mind, of course. You’d just think they’d wise up. [Photo: Fleshbot]
[Tabloids] all want to make me out as this party girl, and I’m not. I’m underage! All I do is sit at home and play guitar. That’s seriously what I do…I have always been aware of the celebritiness, or whatever you want to call it, of this industry. But living it is a whole different thing than talking about it. It’s still strange when I hang out with my friends at a Christmas party and people make up lies about me.
We’d hate to contribute to the delinquency of a minor, so we’ll stop short of suggesting she indulge in more “celebritiness.” Besides, there’s plenty of time for the rocker to learn some bad habits—she is only 15.
Director John Carpenter has been making cult films for over thirty years, putting his name on everything from Halloween to Big Trouble In Little China. Radio host Dr. Laura Schlessinger has been preaching to her cult for over twenty years, putting her name on everything from The Proper Care And Feeding Of Husbands to Ten Stupid Things Women Do to Mess Up Their Lives. Both schlockmeisters were born on January 16th. Which one is older?
What, you didn’t know that yesterday was the Second Annual Miss America Pancake Breakfast? Get with it! The ladies are in Vegas for the 2009 Miss America Pageant, and this is how they prepare – by making food (all in the name of raising money for childrens charities, natch) that they then refuse to eat. We have no idea who will take the crown this year, but Miss Alabama deserves a prize for her helmet hair alone. There is some serious spray work going on up on that head. [Photo: Splash News Online]