More than 30 media outlets have donated ad space for an initiative to combat childhood poverty, culminating in a three-hour Red Nose Day "fun-raiser" on NBC. Julia Roberts, Will Ferrell, Jennifer Aniston, Neil Patrick Harris, Reese Witherspoon and 60 other stars have signed on for the special airing Thursday, May 21 at 8 p.m. ET on NBC.
Has Samsung gone selfie crazy? The smartphone maker behind the Oscar selfie tweeted 'round the world has now brought President Barack Obama unwittingly into its marketing act.
Models' images retouched for cosmetics ads? No. Freaking. Way. It's true! And the U.K.'s ad watchdog is having none of it, banishing separate L'Oréal ads featuring Julia Roberts and Christy Turlington from British magazines. The ads were deemed misleading, per the Advertising Standards Authority, which says: "L'Oréal weren't able to provide evidence to show that without additional manipulation they were able to achieve that look." Of course, the ads weren't misleading in the slightest, since everyone with enough IQ points to properly operate a magazine surely knows such images are routinely altered, sweetened and enhanced. Who'd want to see Julia Roberts without retouching? She'd look like Eric Roberts in a wig. Actually, to my eye, neither woman here looks that great even with the retouching. Both seem kind of pale, though not nearly as unhealthy as Topshop's vampiric beanpole Codie Young, who could've used at least 15 pounds airbrushed in. Sorry, that was a wrong thing to say. She needed 20 at the very least. Larger images after the jump.