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Ashley Madison is jilted even by 'Kennedys'

Could there be a more appropriate place for an Ashley Madison pro-adultery commercial than in a miniseries about philandering former president John F. Kennedy? The dating site that promotes—nay, revels…

April 1, 2011, 8:38 AM EDT

Teen wolves just not as carefree these days

In 1985, being a Teen Wolf meant surfing on the roof of a van and showboating at high-school basketball games. But judging by the trailer for MTV's series reboot of…

March 31, 2011, 1:23 PM EDT

Tom Colicchio camps out in HBO food truck

HBO's Game of Thrones has hired celebrity chef and Top Chef judge Tom Colicchio to be the bread to its circus. All this week, Colicchio is serving free food (including…

March 29, 2011, 10:41 AM EDT

Tiny Giraffes From DirecTV Ads Now for Sale

Gregor the Russian billionaire might be the lead in DirecTV's "Opulence" and "Epic Win" ads from Grey New York, but we all know who the real star is—the miniature giraffe.…

March 24, 2011, 8:22 AM EDT

Man does 60 things in 60-second ad for DVR

This amusing DDB spot shows how the MySky DVR turns New Zealand husbands into the biggest wussies on the planet. (In contrast, DVRs make Aussies behave like dim blokes—dimmer than…

March 23, 2011, 10:22 AM EDT

Why is Cindy Chandler pitching HughesNet?

As a rabid fan of the great sci-fi series Lost—my fiancée got me the six-season boxset for Chrismukkah—I still often think about that great finale. After the Smoke Monster wreaked…

March 8, 2011, 9:16 AM EST

Marketing Predictions for 'DWTS' Season 12

On Monday night, ABC announced the season-12 cast for Dancing with the Stars. The lineup—probably the weakest to date—features Sugar Ray Leonard, Hines Ward, Ralph Macchio, Chris Jericho, Lil' Romeo,…

March 1, 2011, 9:24 AM EST

Even Joe Buck hates Joe Buck in Fox spots

Everyone hates Joe Buck. This is an established truth, one that we've remarked on for years. The Fox broadcaster is so universally maligned, you expect his mother to publicly criticize…

January 31, 2011, 4:24 PM EST

CW sacrificing subtlety for 'Vampire Diaries'

The CW doesn't seem worried about collateral damage from being in the blast area around MTV's Skins. As the latter watches a sixth advertiser (Schick) run scared from its hammered,…

January 27, 2011, 9:25 AM EST

Piers Morgan, dog-eat-dog celeb interviewer

CNN is betting a lot on Piers Morgan, whom the network has installed on Larry King's old throne. The company's PR department bombards me with a half…

January 20, 2011, 12:02 PM EST