I doubt we’ll get to see it in Canada. Instead we’ll have to sit through the same four commercials we’ve been watching for two weekends now. Boo CRTC!! Booooooo!!!!

New U2 song to be unveiled during Super Bowl

U2 fans will get their first taste of music from the band’s upcoming studio album during next month’s Super Bowl.

According to top fansite @U2, the Irish rockers were recently in Santa Monica, Cal., for a video shoot which will be used in a commercial during the NFL championship game on February 2.

Reports indicate the announcement of U2’s upcoming album will be incorporated into the ad, including a release date.

Meanwhile, a few sharp U2 fans were outside the venue where the group was shooting and managed to record (albeit muffled) the new track.



ShamWow! guy hawks for Eminem
Eminem has recruited one of America’s top TV pitchmen to help spread the word about his new album Recovery.
Vince Shlomi, who fronts high-energy ads for ShamWow! cloths and Slap Chop kitchenware, has signed on to give the rapper’s new release a TV shopper-friendly spin as part of a comical new EmWow ad.
In the ad, Shlomi says, “The Eminem CD has dozens of uses. It cuts razor-thin slices! Use it as a coaster! Put it on your hose!”


I don’t need to see a commercial to be reminded!! That said, I can sort of see his side now…but it is still wrong!!

Spade defends Chris Farley TV ad
Fans of late funnyman Chris Farley are outraged by a new satellite TV ad, which features scenes from the larger-than-life comedian’s Tommy Boy movie.
The comic’s co-star and friend David Spade revamps the scenes by speaking direct to the camera and plugging DirecTV’s service.
Spade says, “I’m here with tons of fun when I could be watching DirecTV,” as Farley dances in front of him.
Fans of the heavyweight star, who died from a drug overdose in 1997, are refusing to see the funny side, calling the commercial “distasteful” and “stupid”.
Spade has responded in a statement, which reads, “When DirecTV came to me and the Farley family with this idea… we talked and thought it would be a cool way to remind people just how funny Chris was.
“It is a clever homage to a friend and a movie that we loved doing.”
A spokesman for DirecTV adds, “We should look to Chris’ family and friends for the ultimate opinion on this subject.”


Poor little puppy!!

Taco Bell ad star Gidget the Chihuahua dies at 15
LOS ANGELES ñ Gidget the Chihuahua, the bug-eyed, big-eared star of 1990s Taco Bell commercials who was a diva on and off the screen, has died. She was 15. Gidget suffered a massive stroke late Tuesday night at her trainer’s home in Santa Clarita and had to be euthanized, said Karin McElhatton, owner of Studio Animal Services in Castaic, which owned the dog.
Although she was hard of hearing, Gidget was otherwise in good health up to the day of her death, eating well and playing with her favorite squeaky toys at the home of trainer Sue Chipperton, McElhatton said.
“She was retired. She lived like a queen, very pampered,” McElhatton said.
Gidget was found at a kennel and wasn’t show quality, McElhatton said; she had an undershot jaw and huge ears.
But Gidget knew she was a star, McElhatton said.
“She was a prima donna, basically. She absolutely knew when she was on camera,” McElhatton said.
In a 1997 Taco Bell television commercial, Gidget was seen as a male dog who, through the magic of special effects and a voice actor, proclaims in a richly accented voice: “Yo quiero Taco Bell” ó Spanish for “I want Taco Bell.”
Viewers were charmed. What was supposed to be a single ad became a campaign that ran from 1997 to 2000.
The ads made the Taco Bell mascot wildly popular, although they provoked criticism from activists who accused them of promoting Hispanic stereotypes.
While other Chihuahuas had bit parts, McElhatton said it was Gidget who got the closeups and the quips (Carlos Alazraqui was the voice).
Gidget traveled first-class, opened up the New York Stock Exchange and made an appearance at Madison Square Garden, McElhatton said.
In later years, she did other acting work, appearing in a 2002 commercial for the insurance company GEICO and in the 2003 movie “Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde.”
She remained the object of affection after her retirement, going on hikes and beach visits with her trainer. She aged gracefully, and liked nothing more than to snooze in the sun.
“She was like a little old lady. She’d kind of gotten smaller,” McElhatton said.
Gidget will be cremated, McElhatton said. Her owners had not decided on a final disposition of her remains. Taco Bell Corp. said in a statement Gidget would be missed by many. “Our deepest sympathies go out to her owners and fans,” the company said.


Yes, she is a radiant young woman who perfectly embodies modern femininity, so I can’t wait to see these pictures!!

Hathaway New Face of Lancome
Actress Anne Hathaway has reason to smile in 2008 – she’s been announced as the new face of Lancome. The Devil Wears Prada beauty, 25, will front a new advertising campaign by the cosmetics giant for a new fragrance which will be launched later this year.
A spokesperson for Lancome says of her appointment, “Anne Hathaway is a radiant young woman who perfectly embodies modern femininity. We know she will portray all the passion and excitement of our new fragrance, to be launched throughout the world in September 2008.”



Calvin Klein tapping Hilary Swank as the new face of his “Sensual Support” lingerie line. The undies ad campaign kicks off this fall.