A naked photo of Carla Bruni, the current First Lady of France, just sold at a Christie's auction for about $91,000 after expectations it would raise $4K at most.
The picture was taken in '93, when Bruni was a model. Not to say she's shed those winning ways. This month she appears nude in GQ, following accusations that she used a diplomatic visit with the Queen to plug her latest CD.
Gotta love a quasi-political figure who knows how to play her PR cards. Malkin and Coulter, are you paying attention?
See the $91,000 image.
Moby tests the limits of your self-esteem with this popularity contest for his new album.
Entrants are competing for control of the guestlist for Moby's entire UK launch party. The trick is to "fill the place with 1500 mates, or mates of mates or their mates." To flood the house, UK players get friends to MMS 63333 with a unique guestlist ID. Back on the website, your audience swells as the messages roll in.
Five ambitious promoters will be awarded "party crasher" tickets for punting the fete in the most original way and posting a video on YouTube. Pretty neat campaign. Seems like a helluva lot of work though. Put together by archibald ingall stretton.
AdFreak says the pairing of Gary Busey and the game Saint's Row 2 is perfect. They are right. Both are whacked. Besides, what else has Busey got to do these days besides taunt Ryan Seacrest on the red carpet?
- Grey's Anatomy's Patrick Dempsey, no doubt with help from his celebrity makeup artist wife and Avon global creative color director, will front the launch of men's fragrance line for the company.
- Michael Estrin examines why GM allocated $1.5 billion to digital media.
- Jim Meskauskas says we need to get past the unsexy side of online media.
- Scottish & Newcastle will pour $10 million into a regional U.S. outdoor campaign for Newcastle Brown Ale that launches in 10 cities this week.
- For their part in the Appril Fool's Day festivities, Nestle sent out a press release announce they would be changing the name of the Butterfinger bar to The Finger. Animal didn't like.
Meet Max, the classic '64 Volkswagen Beetle and star of VW's new campaign. In it, Max is a German talk show host who interviews people like Heidi Klum and David Hasselhoff of Baywatch.
He's not the tough-truths type. Check out the Heidi Klum interview. If Heidi and Max each had a phallus, they'd both be bent double.
Nice shoes though, Heidi. The soles matched Max's hood after that "German engineering is so sexy!" line you gave him.
Renaldo Lapuz -- who gave American Idol fans whiplash with his infectious hurts-so-good tune -- rocked out with EyeWonder for the latter's first-ever "March Adness" event in Times Square.
March Adness, which was co-sponsored by Adobe and Akamai, kicked off the NCAA college b-ball tournament on March 20 with three concurrent parties. The other two went down in LA and Chicago.
Here's a closer shot of Lapuz with his awesome Simon hat.
Speaking of people who might off you with a grin, Martin Scorsese joined MySpace and now my homepage is splattered with banner ads that read "MARTIN SCORSESE WANTS TO BE YOUR FRIEND!"
Tough to reject the guy who pimped Jodie and fed mobsters their lines for a whole generation. Plus, he has such an earnest smile. Almost like he wants to feed you cookies while peeling off your skin.
Here's a Ryan Iverson parody of Dennis Hopper's Ameriprise ads -- which were creepy to begin with.
Seems like it was just a matter of time before this guy got spoofed. Something about his choice of sunglasses and the way he touches index finger to thumb while talking. Plus, he does kinda vibe like he wouldn't mind killing you.
Whomever is responsible for buying Disney's online media is - or soon will be - getting an irate phone call from Mickey. Again.
Last Fall, some contextually placed Disney ads appeared in a webcam video of "Andrea" fondling her breasts. Now, a series of banner ads are appearing on celebu-porn site Egotastic next to Keeley Hazell covering her breasts, images from a Kristen Davis "sex tape," images from a Lindsay Lohan sex tape, Denise Richards displaying her crotch and more. Screenshots are here. No nudity per se but possibly NSFW.
That tangle of head and hair spilling out of a corset is Fergie posing for Mac's VIVA GLAM campaign, which sells lip gloss to fight AIDS.
Fergie remixed her Glamorous single for the VIVA GLAM VI Special Edition Lipglass, joining spokeswomen like Eve and Dita von Teese to combat AIDS with vanity (which, unlike the compulsion to love thy neighbor, is irresistible). Download the song, watch video footage or send safe sex e-cards from the Mac Cosmetics site.
Advertising Age says 100 percent of proceeds for the $14 lip veneer will go to the MAC AIDS Fund. Considering the thought of Fergie hashing out her (safe!!!) sex life makes us grimace in a way that scares small children, we'd hope for no less. Bravo, MAC.