Lee and Dan now have last names. They are Brooks and Ford respectively and they have formally apologized to VW for the creation of the Suicide Bomber ad in which a Middle Eastern looking man blows himself up inside a VW Polo. VW received sworn statements from the two acknowledging their involvement in the creation of the ad along with this statement, "The creators regret the distribution of the film, will not publicize it further and apologize unreservedly for the damage caused to Volkswagen." VW has dropped legal action toward the two.
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While we haven't seen much of Enrique Iglesias recently ion the American music scene, he is, apparently, still popular the world over and Tommy Hilfiger is tapping that popularity. Tommy Hilfiger Tioletries has signed a deal with the singer to be the face of its new True Star Men fragrance line planned for a fall 2005 launch. Beyonce recently signed on as spokesperson for True Star Women. Somehow, we think True Star Women will fare better.
Adholes.com, a 1,500 member social networking site for the advertising industry started last November, has made a special blog available for members of the ad industry to offer real-time Super Bowl critique to this year's newly launched commercials. The blog, available at superbowl.adholes.com (registration required) allows Adhole members to log their opinions on the blog and for others to comment on those opinions.