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T.L. Stanley

First to Tweet and Take Selfies? It Was This Horrid Family From a Century Ago

Kim Kardashian may be the queen of selfies, with a best-selling book to prove it, but she's not the first over-sharing, narcissistic reality show star. That dubious title would go…

Modern PSAs Shock or Amuse Where Classics Only Preached

The format can help jumpstart creatives' careers

Imagine you're watching an X-rated version of Game of Thrones (you don't have to admit that out loud), and all of a sudden, up pops a message about testicular cancer. Believe…

How Doug Ellin Turned Entourage Into the New Paragon of Product Placement

A seamless collaboration of brands and bros

For filmmaker Doug Ellin, who is as passionate about cars as he is movies, it was love at first sight. A few years ago, Ellin—creator of HBO's brilliant Hollywood send-up Entourage…

You Loved Bobblehead Bret Michaels So Much That Nissan Gave Him His Own Ad Campaign

Bobblehead Bret Michaels sure drives a hard bargain. Must be the frozen stare and the defiant stance. You should probably take him along on your next car-buying venture. You want…

Empty Wheelchair Chases People Around a Mall in One of the Meanest Ad Pranks Yet

Hand out fliers about the dangers of osteoporosis pretty much anywhere and see what happens. Crumple. Toss. No one reads all those statistics. But chase those same folks with a…

Boost Mobile's 'Come to Data' Ad Campaign Is Pervy and Totally Ungodly

Your inner barbarian tells you it's quite all right to use your mobile phone anytime, anywhere. Play that dice game at the urinal? Sure, even though it requires vigorous arm-shaking…

What Do 13 of the Strongest Women on TV Have in Common? They're All Tatiana Maslany

Orphan Black's star creates clones with endless individuality

A few short years ago, Tatiana Maslany was an up-and-coming actress with improv comedy chops, some TV and small movie roles under her belt and a profile little known outside…

Waiting for Pitch Perfect 2? These Girls Singing About Leg Hair Will Tide You Over

There's still about a month before Universal Pictures' Pitch Perfect 2 opens. But don't worry, aca-awesome fans, here are some fetching young things with bright smiles, legs for days and…

This Bank Found a Way for Men to Browse Pinterest Without Feeling Ashamed

How tough is it to scout for pillow shams and window treatments, Mr. New Homeowner, while keeping your manhood intact? Extremely difficult, if not downright impossible, on chick-dominated Pinterest. FirstBank of…

How a CAA Agent's Living Room Became One of Today's Hottest Music Venues

Brian Loucks makes marketers and artists feel at home

On a crisp February evening in Los Angeles, at a sprawling home in Laurel Canyon, Annie Lennox launches into a passionate version of "The Nearness of You," a classic love…

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