William Levy must be raking in the cash these days. Along with ad campaigns for Lays, Pepsi and M&Ms, now he’s front and center in a commercial for HTC One X via AT&T. Hey, who’s complaining? The more screen time from Will, the brighter the world we live in. *
This is one crazy as batshit promo for Lady Gaga’s new fragrance “Fame.” This is allegedly the first ever Black eau de Parfum. Leave it to Gaga. *
Good god, almighty. I saw this on Facebook and immediately got the connection. It was amusing to see various responses from youngsters: “Uh, they’re both plastic?” The answer is: You’d use a pen in the spokes of a cassette tape to either move it forward or backward, or to tighten the tape inside the case. Oh, how I remember when. You? *
Fantastic new English-language commercial for M&Ms, starring William Levy and Ms. Brown (aka Vanessa Williams)! *
Despite hailing from the South, I’ve never understood the reasoning behind any individual wanting or needing to own a gun. What good is ever going to come from it? I was taken aback to find this advert in the August/September 2012 issue of Garden & Gun magazine… which is kind-of sort-of like a modern-generation Southern Living.
The pub’s title is meant to be ironic and it’s a fine periodical about food & travel and such… but seeing this ad on page 9 in the current issue is jarring, if not wholly disturbing: “Childhood Dreams Can Come True.” The idea that passing your giant killer rifle down from generation to generation… and teaching your kids to be proud of ownership is more like a nightmare, if you ask me.
This may be the only time that I actually agree with NYC Mayor Bloomberg, who has always been an opponent of semi-automatic weapons, and is renewing his call for a nationwide ban. *
Caesars Palace has released a commercial promoting Shania Twain’s upcoming Las Vegas residency, along with the posh new Nobu Hotel tower (that Celine Dion’s ongoing residency no doubt bankrolled). Shania’s “Still the One” show is set to launch at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace December 1. She’ll rotate with Celine, Elton John and Rod Stewart.
Obviously, the hotel recognizes that its reputation as a world-class live concert mecca has everything to do with Celine’s persistent sell-out concert presence… and thus she appears in the spot. Man, oh man, Celine looks beautiful.
Meanwhile, here’s a news flash: Apparently, Ne-Yo is collaborating with Celine Dion on her upcoming English album Water and a Flame. He shared on his Instagram page a pic of the pair hugging during a late-night studio session, writing, “The incomparable Celine Dion!! In the studio doing something epic. God is good. Music is good, all the time.”
This isn’t the first time that Ne-Yo and Celine have worked together: He wrote the wonderfully intense “I Got Nothing Left” for her previous album Taking Chances. *
William Levy is inviting America to “have a fling with flavor” with the launch of two new Pepsi tastes. Available only this summer, Pepsi Cherry Vanilla and Paradise Mango flavors were revealed by Will at The Americana at Brand in Glendale, Calif. Sounds utterly revolting, doesn’t it?
Levy says (but, of course, didn’t really say) via a press release: “Summer is the perfect time to dial up the flavor in your life, from adventures to what you eat and drink, which is why I’m excited to help Pepsi launch two new flavored colas inspired by my favorite season. I’ve been a Pepsi drinker all my life.” Yeah, yeah, just smile for the camera, my beautiful man. *