Last night on SNL after Jesse Eisenberg’s opening monologue and first meet up with Mark Zuckerberg, we were treated with a classic SNL faux-commercial. Such previous commercials have included Mom Jeans, Hair Growth Treatments and the like. Last night, we learned about Estro-Maxx, the once-a-day estrogen pill the won’t let regular treatments get in the way of your life.

In the commercial which resembles spots for Astra Zeneca, we see the actors going through their transitions in their everyday lives, and with the help of Estro-Maxx, they can carry on and not worry about their treatments. In my honest opinion, I thought the skit was absolutely hilarious! The jokes were clever and the humor was light without directly poking fun at transgender people at all. However, the video has some gays up in arms saying that the commercial went too far.

Here is what I think. I think the purpose of the commercial was to parody drug commercial spots, NOT transgendered individuals. Although they were the focus of the type of drug being used, I don’t think the point to was to poke humor at the situation of “life getting in the way” as they so put it. So why are people so cray cray about it? Watch the commercial after the jump and tell me what you think.

Watch the Estro-Maxx commercial after the jump…

The Rite Does No Wrong At The Box Office

In: Movies, Patrick

Whether it was the aid of science or religion, Anthony Hopkins proved his star power at the box office this weekend, taking the number one spot for The Rite, earning over $15 million. Not as big of an opening as we’ve seen with other films over the past year, but it’s still number one for this weekend. Still stringing along for the ride in second this weekend was the romantic comedy No Strings Attached, starring Ashton Kutcher and Natalie Portman, bringing their total to nearly $40 million after opening last weekend.

With horror for scary movie lovers, a romantic comedy for those wanting something a little lighter, there was a market for an action flick with The Mechanic filling that void. This was the only other new film this weekend to make the top ten list at the box office.

Check out the rest of the Top 10 list below.

Top 10 at the box office this weekend after the jump…

Henry Cavill Is The Next Man In Tights

In: Movies, Tyrell

Super hottie from the hit show The Tudors, Henry Cavill is up to don the red cape and blue tights in director Zach Snyder’s newest film. Warner Brothers and Legendary Pictures confirmed the casting this morning and honestly, I couldn’t be more excited. Here is what Zach said in the official studio press release about the film and casting Henry.

“In the pantheon of superheroes, Superman is the most recognized and revered character of all time, and I am honored to be a part of his return to the big screen. I also join Warner Bros., Legendary and the producers in saying how excited we are about the casting of Henry. He is the perfect choice to don the cape and ‘S’ shield.”

Find out more about this new film after the jump…

Hello everyone. We finally have the winners from our “aussieBum WJ Pro Prize Pack Sweepstakes“. The contest ended on Friday January 28, 2010 and the winners were supposed to be announced on Saturday, but due to an overwhelming number of entries, the results were delayed. We literally had to take a break in between reading some of your dating horror stories. Some were hilarious, some where shocking, but all were entertaining.

After sifting through all the entries, we picked the following three as our favorites (Jared S was my favorite). Congratulations to all the winners, and I will be contacting each of you for your contact info, so aussieBum can send your respective prize pack. Thanks again to everyone and stay tuned for more contests. We promise 2011 will bring more giveaways than last year.

read all the winners after the jump

The King of Darkness teams up with the prince of bubblegum pop. Hell truly has frozen over. The two will team up for a Best Buy commercial airing during Super Bowl XLV. While it was a no brainer, Justin Bieber would be popping up in a Super Bowl ad, his partner in crime is a bit of a shocker. Back in December, Ozzy Osbourne responded “”Who the f*** is Justin Bieber?” when asked about his music tastes by a television talk show in the UK.

Reportedly, Best Buy shelled out $3 million to make this commercial happen. The Super Bowl ad will be the kickoff to a larger campaign featuring Bieber. According to USA Today, as part of his deal, Justin is getting paid to promote Best Buy to his millions of fans on Facebook. Signing the teen music superstar is part of Best Buy’s attempt to try and change their image as a big box retailer that sells TVs, electronics etc… to a destination place for emerging mobile technology.

“We’re delighted to have Justin and Ozzy helps us tell the Best Buy story. We know people have high expectations for these ads and Justin and Ozzy add a whole new dimension of fun. He (Bieber) symbolically represents something important to the brand message.” – Best Buy spokesman Drew Panayiotou

As you can see in the picture above, the two are dressed up in futuristic space outfits. It all looks very Michael & Janet Jackson circa “Scream” era. I’m sure the spot will highlight the latest in cutting edge technology in, hopefully, a hilarious way. It’s Super Bowl Sunday, I wanna laugh my head off.

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This past week Donovan and I checked out the Cannes Lions Festival screening in Vancouver, showcasing the best-of-the-best advertising from around the world. The Event was brought to Vancouver by NABS (National Advertising Benevolent Society) Vancouver Chapter at the Vancity Theatre in the heart of downtown and was hosted by Dawn Chubai and Riaz Meghji from Breakfast Television on CityTV. It was a fantastic event intermingled with ad agency folk, media and creative minds all excited to see what the wonderful world of advertising had produced over the last year.

Thankfully there were a few familiar faces in the crowd so Donovan and I didn’t stick out like wallflowers. It was great to catch up with some old friends from the industry and my university years, but the true pleasure came from the two-hour showcase of bronze, silver, gold and grand prix winners. The event takes place in France each year, and if the award winners aren’t able to make it to the extravagant event, the awards are sent to the local screener to present on home soil. We were blessed with the honour of seeing two bronzes trophies handed out, and one illustrious gold trophy handed out to Grey Advertising Agency (Vancouver) for their work with Tropicana.

see the winning commercials after the jump

They all have IBS (irritable bowel syndrome)!!! HAHA. I kid. Kristen Stewart, Viggo Mortensen and Charlize Theron are all rumored to be starring in an upcoming movie adaptation of the Grimms Brother classic, “Snow White“. Has Stewart grown tired of vampires and werewolves, and looking to dwarves for some new BFFs? “Snow White and The Huntsman” is a retelling of the classic fairy tale, that portrays the Huntsman as Snow White’s mentor and protector. Sounds pretty interesting.

Though none of the stars are officially attached, Universal is actively courting and negotiating with the stars to get them on board. Mortensen is in talks to play the Huntsman, while Theron is rumored to working out a deal to play the Evil Queen. Sounds sinfully delicious. Apparently, Kristen Stewart is the harder one to sign due to her hectic filming schedule. Currently, the “Twilight” star is filming back-to-back movies for the “Breaking Dawn” movies, the last installment of the vampire saga.

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Are you the type of person has awkward and ridiculous things happen to them all the time? Well, my friend Naomi is definitely one of those people. Since the situations make really funny stories, and she decided to share her experiences in a web series called “Naomi: The Show”.

Naomi and I spent a year at Vancouver Film School together and recently caught up when she and I did a little acting project a few weeks ago. While chatting, I remembered about this infomercial she did for this facial scrub. OMG is it ever hilarious…and it’s not supposed to be. I feel like filming this commercial should be one of her awkward situations. So, with that I made her a deal. I told her that I would write about her show on Homorazzi under the condition that I share with you the video of the infomercial. Lucky for you, she agreed.

Her show is hilarious and totally true. All of the situations portrayed in each of the webisodes actually happened. The webisodes are shot really well too! Watch a few of my favorite episodes below.

Webisodes and awkward infomercial after the jump…

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