Peeking In on Jessica Simpson and Hubby Nick Lachey

Newlyweds Nick Lachey (98 Degrees) and Jessica Simpson will open their lives up to fans via a new reality series for MTV. The cameras will catch the couple adjusting to married life, enduring reconstruction on their new home, and working on their individual albums. The cable network describes the show as a "reality trip reminiscent of I Love Lucy... without the script." The show, which is not yet titled, is expected to premiere in August.

Cool, another six pack and boobs reality show.


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by Steve Hall    Apr- 4-03    




An Ad That Finally Says What Everyone Thinks

You've seen those guys. The ones who drive around in expensive foreign cars trying to make up for the lack of something else in their life. Well, now we have an ad (fake) that speaks to this truth.

More great spoof ads over at Something Awful
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by Steve Hall    Apr- 4-03    




Magazine Have Tough Road Ahead

David Ball, Primedia's VP of Consumer Marketing, says the war, the recession, and other factors are having a negative effect on the magazine business.

"Magazines can't make money on newsstands anymore," said Ball. "Magazine wholesalers are going bankrupt and are being forced to change the dynamics of how magazines are sold. They want to be compensated for taking the magazines, not just on sell-through."

Subscription tactics and abusive telemarketing has also hurt, he claimed during remarks at the 2003 Direct Media Mailer Conference & Co-op, held yesterday in Westchester, NY. [via MediaPost]
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by Steve Hall    Apr- 4-03    




NCAA Blocks Miller's Second Cat Fight Ad

According to the Indianapolis Star, the NCAA has blocked the airing the Miller's second version of the Cat Fight Ad from the basketball playoffs. You know the one. The two babes mudwrestling. Seems a has finally been crossed.

"There has to be some sense of decorum in commercials," said NCAA president Myles Brand. [via adland]


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by Steve Hall    Apr- 4-03    




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