They were never approved by Ford, but new artwork from an ad agency in India have the American car company in hot water. The controversial illustrations depicting women caricatures gagged and tied up in the back of the Ford Figo somehow (wink) ended up on the Internet. The ads feature the tagline, “Leave your worries behind with Figo’s extra-large boot.” A tad inappropriate don’t you think? Especially given the high-profile rape stories in India making worldwide news.
“We deeply regret the publishing of posters that were distasteful and contrary to the standards of professionalism and decency within WPP Group. These were never intended for paid publication and should never have been created, let alone uploaded to the internet.” – WPP, the parent group of the Indian ad agency
“We deeply regret this incident and agree with our agency partners that it should have never happened. The posters are contrary to the standards of professionalism and decency within Ford and our agency partners.” – Ford
Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi appears in one of the ads (see above). These come soon after Berlusconi was found guilty of breach of confidentiality in a wiretap case and as he awaits trial in a sex-for-hire case.
Another part of the creative shows Paris Hilton in the driver’s seat while the Kardashian sisters are bound and gagged. I’m sure Hilton would love to “leave her worries behind.” While her popularity has wain, Khloe, Kim and Kourtney’s star wattage has only risen. To quote Regina George… she [Paris] like invented her [Kim].
In the Indian ad agency’s defense, they’re not completely misogynistic. The last ad shows three males instead of women being held against their will in the backseat. Check out the other two mockups below.
I was SO not expecting this but I’m not gonna lie, I’m excited. Keeping Up With The Kardashians and the spinoffs have been guilty pleasures of mine over the last couple years so it would be fun to meet them if I get the opportunity.
The announcement was made this week that Joe Francis, creator of Girls Gone Wild and Guys Gone Wild, is celebrating his 40th Birthday at the Sunday T-Dance and has been asked to host the event by his friends Jeffrey Sanker and The Abbey founder David Cooley. He’s inviting some of his celebrity friends which include Khloe, Kourtney, and Kim Kardashian. I wonder who else will be there! With the “fourth sister,” Kris Jenner make her way to White Party? LOL. It’s going to be one hell of a 40th Birthday Party, that’s for sure.
From how they worded the announcement, I’m not certain that this is the official second surprise that they had yet to announce, but it very well could be. Earlier this week, it was announced that Carly Rae Jepsen was performing and that there was one surprise still in store. Are YOU going to White Party? If so, Adam and I will see you there!
Looks like more of the Jenners are heading to Keeping Up With The Kardashians! Bruce’s son, Brody Jenner, whom you probably know best as one of the lead characters on The Hills when the series was on, is set to start appearing in new episodes of the The Kardashians along with this wife Leah. Expect to see him on the show in the upcoming new season of the show.
I guess they have to spice things up a bit with every season and of course coming from The Hills, Brody will be no stranger to sharing his drama on television. He’s appeared on the show before but this time he’ll become more part of the story and we’ll get to see more of his life as well. His past celebrity relationships include Lauren Conrad, Kristin Cavallari and Avril Lavigne. Brody is the son of Bruce Jenner and Linda Thompson, which makes him the half-brother to Kendall and Kylie Jenner and step-sibling to Kourtney, Kim, Khloe and Rob Kardashian. Complicated!
At a concert on Sunday night in Atlantic City, Kanye West confirmed rumors that Kim Kardashian was pregnant when he stopped the music and gestured towards Kim and said, “Can we make some noise for my baby mama?” The audience then cheered. The reality star is believed to be about 12 weeks pregnant.
Coincidentally, I posted about Sidney Friedman’s Predictions For 2012 today and one of them is that Kim & Kanye will get married in 2013. Given today’s news, I can definitely see that happening… not that Kim doesn’t have the habit of rushing into marriages anyway. Regardless, her family as well as many other celebs have all been sending out congratulatory tweets. “Im a happy girl !!!!!!!!! Wowza! Oh BABY BABY BABY,” her mom Kris Jenner tweeted. Khloé Kardashian Odom tweeted, “Keeping secrets is hard with so many family members! Especially when you are so freaking excited!!!!! LOVE is everything!!!!” Kourtney Kardashian also took to Twitter with, “Been wanting to shout from the rooftops with joy and now I can! Another angel to welcome to our family. Overwhelmed with excitement!”
Watch the video of Kanye West’s shout out to Kim below. Congratulations to the happy couple! That is going to be one spoiled baby.
In the sketch, Chelsea plays Kim Kardashian who, after watching Schindler’s List, decides she and her sisters must do something to help save the Jews from the Nazis. In order to save them, every Jew they come across in the scene they hide in the basement. When they question why, Khloe (Fortune Feimster) yells, “Get in the basement!” The funny and loveable Heather McDonald plays their mother, Kris Jenner in the parody.
The sketch makes fun of all the other family members too : Kourtney Kardashian, Scott Disick, baby Mason (played by Chuy), Bruce Jenner, and even Kanye West. Kanye has to go to the basement because Kim just saw the movie Amistad and is worried about his safety.
Now I know some of you dislike the Kardashians so I am much more selective about what I post about them. Well, in this preview for Oprah’s interview with the entire Kardashian family, she absolutely does not hold back. I freaking love her.
Mamma O asks if Kim Kardashian would be where she is today without the sex tape, how she feels when people say her last marriage was a stunt, and much more. She even asks Kris Jenner if there ever was a point where she asked herself, “Am I pimping my kids?” LOL. Yes, she went there. She also asks, “How much of it is real?”
Towards the end of the preview, we see Oprah asking the gang, “You think you’re famous for… what?” These are tough questions for them and I’m glad she didn’t hold back! I’m actually very curious to see how they answer these questions and how honest and genuine their answers seem. Check out the preview below to see for yourself and be sure to tune into Oprah’s Next Chapter this Sunday to see it all go down.
As much as people like to hate on this “overexposed” family, they have a lot of fun together and I for one wouldn’t hesitate in joining them in one of their videos – LOL. Remember when I posted about Kris Jenner’s “I Love My Friends” video? Absolutely ridiculous, but clearly the daughters take after her. Although it often looks like they take themselves so seriously, these types of videos show that they actually don’t and they are not above participating in these silly videos with their younger siblings/daughters.
Last Summer, Kendall & Kylie Jenner uploaded a family video of the whole crew lip syncing to Katy Perry’s “E.T.” song. The whole family was on vacation and the video even included Scott Disick, Lamar Odom, and Kris Humphries.
This latest lip sync video was also uploaded on Kendall & Kylie’s YouTube account, with the caption reading, “We shot this video last year at our family Christmas Card shoot!” The song is ‘Lady Marmalade‘ by Christina Aguilera, Pink, Mya, and Lil Kim.
I love Forbes because they can make a list like this and it’s supes totes official. The magazine has just released their list of the Top 10 Most Overexposed Celebrities. The list was created based on a survey conducted in conjunction with E-Poll Research.
The names on the list are certainly ones you’d expect to see on a list like this, although some I was a little surprised to see because they aren’t as much “in the news” as they used to be a few years ago. The rankings take into account almost 50 factors, including personality traits, likeability and awareness. Over 6,600 celebrities were on the list that is now comprised of the Top 10.
Despited being “overexposed,” it’s not necessarily a bad thing as E-Poll CEO Gerry Philpott explains: ““A decade ago being overexposed was the kiss of death. But today it’s necessary to fuel reality TV,” he says. “If you want to be a serious movie actress maybe you don’t want high overexposed numbers, but if you’re going to be a successful reality star, you need those numbers.” Find out who the Top 10 below.