Paris Hilton and Her Sex Tape Shoot to Top of Search Queries

If Yahoo's Buzz index is any indication, it appears there's not a sole with access to a computer who has not seen the Paris Hilton Sex tape. In one short week, she's risen from obscurity to the number one spot on Yahoo's Leaderboard, a measurement of popular web searches, dislodging perennial winner Britney Spears. Obviously, everyone wants to watch her cavort with well hung stud Rick Solomon.

The whole thing is either an unfortunate (for her) coincidence or a brilliant marketing move to promote her new reality series with Nicole Ritchie, 'The Simple Life,' in which the two celebutantes have to endure a month on a farm in Arkansas. At this point, the series is almost guaranteed initially high ratings when it debuts on FOX December 2.

by Steve Hall    Nov-17-03    

Victoria's Secret Shows Too Much Ass in Greenwich

Greenwich Don't Like All That Ass

Apparently the residents of Greenwich Connecticut have decided they've seen too much ass and they aren't going to take it any longer. Several area moms have complained that the thong-clad, plastic-assed mannequins in the local Victoria's Secret are simply too racy for local tastes.

"I avoid walking by there purposely," one of the moms said. "I'm uncomfortable when I see things like that. And I'm not a prude."

Complaints have made there way to Town Hall too with selectman Richard Bergstresser saying, "We have no ordinances if it involves bad taste. If they have displays that people object to, then they'll lose business."

Victoria's Secret spokesman Anthony Hebron was accommodating enough in addressing the complaint, "We try to be a good neighbor in whatever community we're in. Everyone has the right to their opinion of what they consider fashionable lingerie, which is what we sell."

The lingerie marketer may have to cover their ass cheeks in this community lest they raise the ire of minivan-driving, soccer moms with attitude.

by Steve Hall    Nov-17-03    

Parisians Dislike 'Singing' Billboards

Parisians are rebelling against the new talking billboards that have started to appear in their subway stations. The boards start singing brand names as you walk by.

by Steve Hall    Nov-17-03    

Brooke Shields Needs Work, Appears in Baby Formula Ad

I'm Makin Milk...I'm Lookin Stupid...

Brooke Shields dances around her kitchen while preparing formula for her baby only to realize that she looks pretty stupid moving to cheesy 80's music telling her baby, "It was the 80's. It's a long story." Along with Brooke, featured in this week's Ad Age TV Spots of the Week, are two talking heads comparing the invention of the beer bottle to sliced bread for Guinness, a pile of humans climbing on top of each other for Playstation2 which we previously reported here, Sam Waterston hawks the TD Waterhouse brokerage (Waterston...Waterhouse...was that planned?), iPods rock, '24' star Dennis Haysbert promotes Allstate Insurance's personalized service, and a guy pours latte over his head in an amusing spot for Nutrigrain Granola Bars.

by Steve Hall    Nov-17-03    

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