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Topic: Celebrity Endorsements

China Cracks Down on Laughable Celebrity Endorsements

New law requires celebs to actually use the products they pitch

The U.S. market has a long tradition of celebrity spokespeople who endorse products they basically have nothing to do with. A classic example was in 1984, when soap opera actor…

Ad of the Day: Van Damme Awesomely Sculpts a Mountaintop Ice Bar for Coors Light

Bare hands, of course

Jean-Claude Van Damme is still ice cold, but also still not as frosty as a Coors Light, says the brewer. It's been more than two years since the Gen X icon…

Ad of the Day: Craig Robinson Croons Love Ballads to Verizon FiOS in Mock Infomercial

TV's most likable piano man sings from the heart

When was the last time you saw an ad for a TV provider and thought to yourself, "Wow, this is enjoyable," rather than, "Oh my God, I hate you, stop…

Ad of the Day: Peyton Manning and Cam Newton Prank Store Customers for Gatorade

Rob Belushi co-stars in 'Sweat it to get it'

Gatorade must think its customer base is too big, as the brand's new ad campaign from TBWA\Chiat\Day shows people in a convenience store being denied the sports beverage unless they're…

Jason Sudeikis Hilariously Returns as the World's Worst Soccer Coach for NBC Sports

With help from Tim Howard

It was this time last year that we first met Ted Lasso, an American football coach (played by Jason Sudeikis) hired to manage London's Tottenham Hotspur Football Club—and manage it…

Bret Michaels Is the Newest Endurance Test for Nissan's Commercial Vans in Viral Clip

Glam rocker racks up 1.5 million views in a week

This fun clip of glam rocker and reality TV star Bret Michaels performing a high-octane take on the '80s ballad "Endless Love" as a paean to Nissan's commercial vans is…

Ad of the Day: Jude Law Dances for Johnnie Walker Blue in Jake Scott's Short Film

Betting the house (or the boat)

Jude Law hasn't had the best of luck on boats in the past. But he puts that behind him for this stylish short film for Johnnie Walker Blue, directed by…

David Duchovny Daydreams of Life as a Russian in Beer Ad Exalting the Motherland

Serious? Satire? Lengthy spot tries for both

Is Special Agent Mulder looking to defect? In a decidedly unexpected career move, David Duchovny appears in this two-and-a-half minute rah-rah-Russia commercial for Siberian Crown beer. The spot's schmaltzy patriotism and…

Fellas, Bill Kurtis Wants You to Go on a Mancation to Illinois With Him

News veteran's tourism spots rally the bros

Legendary anchorman Bill Kurtis is a man's man. Just ask Ron Burgundy ... or the Illinois Office of Tourism. A new campaign from JWT Chicago features Kurtis, a veteran Chicago journalist…

Ad of the Day: Michael Jordan Is Back for Hanes and Ready to Judge Your Piss-Poor Golfing

Basketball legend marks 25 years as brand's spokesman

Michael Jordan is back on TV for Hanes, once again intimidating the hell out of the mere mortals graced by his presence. Previously, he was quietly judging his fellow first-class passenger,…

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