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Blake Griffin Takes on Marvin the Martian in New Jordan Campaign Looks a lot like a Space Jam 2 teaser

In case you weren't feeling quite old enough today, the classic Michael Jordan vs. Looney Tunes drama Space Jam will celebrate its 20th anniversary next November.

But Nike's newest ad, created by Wieden+Kennedy New York and starring Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin, is a fresh — and pointed — reminder of the 1996 film. 

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August 4, 2015, 2:44 PM EDT

SportsCenter's Stan Verrett Doesn't Quite Get the Idea of Great Entrance Music Can't take a cue from Yasiel Puig in new ESPN ad

Every sane person wishes to go through life with a personalized soundtrack playing out loud—or at least entrance music to punctuate his or her arrival.

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August 4, 2015, 1:19 PM EDT

Here's the Steamy Video to Go With Calvin Klein's Sexting Billboards Love, for a listless generation

Building on last week's digital-dating print campaign, Calvin Klein is taking its #mycalvins play for the Tinder and Grindr generation into the live action realm.

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August 4, 2015, 12:07 PM EDT

Even Malcolm McDowell Can't Make Lunchables Sophisticated In These Ridiculous Ads Fun from Mcgarrybowen and McClammy

Advertising that makes fun of advertising is all the rage these days — and now thespian Malcolm McDowell has joined talents like Ewen McGregor, Ricky Gervais, and Anna Kendrick in essentially mocking the whole process, and their participation in it.

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August 4, 2015, 9:50 AM EDT

Mashable Just Learned a Basic Rule of Twitter: Cross William Shatner at Your Own Risk Misunderstood tweets with Bieber lead to a fun little fracas

The first rule of tweeting about William Shatner is to assume your tweet will be read by William Shatner. Which is great, unless he's not happy with what he reads.

(Trust us, we've been there.)

Mashable fell into Captain Kirk's crosshairs this afternoon after posting a tweet calling the actor a "teen girl" for asking Justin Bieber to follow him on Twitter.

Shatner's brief Twitter conversation with Bieber was more likely tied to Shatner's vocal involvement in the massive charity scavenger hunt GISHWES (The Greatest International Scavenger Hunt The World Has Ever Seen, hosted by Supernatural actor Misha Collins) than to some random budding bromance.

But Mashable, seemingly unaware of the context of the tweets, instead chalked it up to Canadian solidarity or guessed "he just wanted to make a bunch of teenagers jealous." Shatner took issue with the story's headline and tweet, calling out editor-at-large Lance Ulanoff.

Here's how it all played out:

 

August 3, 2015, 9:29 PM EDT

There's Now a Trailer for the Deadpool Trailer, and It's Delightfully Meta Unleashing the master of self-hype

Breaking the fourth wall doesn't happen all that often in movies—especially not in today's overly earnest and gritty superhero movies.

That's what makes Deadpool special. He's fast-talking, brash, in-your-face and constantly going meta with references to his own role in a fictional universe, which makes him the perfect pitchman for his own trailer. 

In the brief preview of a preview below, Deadpool lampoons classic trailer copy ("In a world...") while taking jabs at the studio behind the film (20th Century Fox), its odd depiction of his character in X-Men Origins: Wolverine, and star Ryan Reynolds' not-so-award-winning acting career.

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August 3, 2015, 12:40 PM EDT

Pharrell Anoints a New Generation (and Definition) of Superstars in Adidas Video Pushing talent into the spotlight

Johannes Leonardo's new "Superstar" campaign for Adidas, which features Pharrell and is centered around the Supershell collection he designed, claims to both democratize the idea of superstardom and make it less ambiguous.

Well, you can't accuse them of aiming their sights too low, that's for sure.

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August 3, 2015, 12:24 PM EDT

Converse Blows Up Chuck II to Show Off the New Sneaker's Snazzy Insides But a culture-focused spot doesn't have the same impact

Converse's Chuck Taylor II All-Stars debut with a bang, literally, in the Nike brand's "Ready for More" campaign touting its highly anticipated line extension.

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July 31, 2015, 11:30 AM EDT

HelloFlo's Creative Team Is Back With an Ad About a 'Fitbit for Your Vag' More ladyparts humor for PeriCoach

From HelloFlo founder Naama Bloom and writer Sara Saedi (who penned HelloFlo spots "Postpartum: The Musical" and "The Period Fairy") comes another quirky, humorous look into the anonymous world of ladyparts problems.

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July 31, 2015, 11:06 AM EDT

Old Spice Creates a Loony Sci-Fi 'Choose Your Own Adventure' Game on Instagram Hacking the photo network's tags, with a wink

Wieden + Kennedy has hacked the tagging function on Instagram to create an amusingly absurd "Choose your own adventure" social game for Old Spice, filled with robots, retro monsters and meta jokes.
 

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July 31, 2015, 8:25 AM EDT

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