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Posted Wednesday 1/23/19 at 6:03PM EST
Sarah Michlle Gellar stars in Olay's first-ever Super Bowl ad
Source: ET Canada
Olay's #KillerSkin campaign gives a nod to Gellar's roles on Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Scream 2 and I Know What You Did Last Summer.
Posted Wednesday 1/23/19 at 12:47PM EST
Steve Carell joins Cardi B in Pepsi Super Bowl ad
The diner-set ad will also feature a cameo by Atlanta rapper Lil Jon.
Posted Tuesday 1/22/19 at 3:55PM EST
CBS rejects medical marijuana Super Bowl ad
Multi-state cannabis company Acreage Holdings, whose board members include former House Speaker John Boehner, was unable to get its commercial placed in Super Bowl LIII despite medical marijuana being legal in more than 30 states. The advertisement aimed to “create an advocacy campaign for constituents who are being lost in the dialogue,” Acreage President George Allen said. Some say the rejection is a bad look for CBS. Philadelphia Eagles player Chris Long, who played in the last two Super Bowls, pointed out the hypocrisy in CBS' decision, tweeting: "Keep pumping the booze ads, guys. You’re doing great!"
Posted Tuesday 1/22/19 at 3:55PM EST
TLC to counterprogram Super Bowl LIII with Dr. Pimple Popper: The Poppy Bowl
Dr. Sandra Lee's reality show will air six fan favorite episodes that will include some pop-up factoids and "where are they now" tidbits.
Posted Tuesday 1/22/19 at 9:46AM EST
Michael C. Hall will star in Skittles' Broadway musical timed for Super Bowl Sunday
Source: The A.V. Club
The Dexter alum and Broadway veteran is promoting his unusual one-night-only stint with a teaser showing him talking to a therapist about how stupid it was for him to agree to the musical event. Skittles has opted to do a musical rather than advertise during the game itself.
Posted Saturday 1/19/19 at 6:13AM EST
Maroon 5 keyboardist: We can perform at Super Bowl halftime and be against police brutality
PJ Morton, the only black member of Adam Levine's band, says of the Colin Kaepernick controversy over peforming at the Super Bowl: “I think there are plenty of people — a lot of the players, to be honest — who support Kap and also do their job for the NFL. I think we’re doing the same thing. We can support being against police brutality against black and brown people and be in support of being able to peacefully protest and still do our jobs. We just want to have a good time and entertain people while understanding the important issues that are at hand. There was a lot to go into that decision.”
Posted Friday 1/18/19 at 2:14PM EST
Chance the Rapper and the Backstreet Boys team for a Doritos Super Bowl ad
"Looks like Chance is ready to bring that Backstreet heat," tweeted the Backstreet Boys Twitter account in a tease of their commercial.
Posted Friday 1/18/19 at 7:23AM EST
Eric Stonestreet stumbled into an Ellen prank featuring Michael Bublé while shopping at a market
Bublé was trying to prank shoppers while working as a cashier, but it was him who was left surprised when the Modern Family star and his girlfriend showed up at his register. ALSO: Bublé is starring in a Super Bowl ad for Bubly sparking water.
Posted Thursday 1/17/19 at 1:18PM EST
Gladys Knight to perform the National Anthem at Super Bowl LIII
"I am proud to use my voice to unite and represent our country in my hometown of Atlanta,” The Empress of Soul said in a statement. “The NFL recently announced their new social justice platform ‘Inspire Change,’ and I am honored to be a part of its inaugural year.”
Posted Wednesday 1/16/19 at 2:04PM EST
Mr. Peanut to make his Super Bowl commercial debut
The Planters "spokes-character" has been around for more than a century. Yet it will make its first appearance in a Super Bowl ad next month.
Posted Wednesday 1/16/19 at 5:17AM EST
Travis Scott reportedly consulted with Colin Kaepernick before agreeing to Super Bowl halftime show
Variety reported last month that Jay-Z, who is staunchly against performing at the Super Bowl following the NFL's alleged blackballing of Kaepernick, tried to convince Scott not to perform at Super Bowl LIII halftime with Maroon 5. Variety now reports that Scott spoke to the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback by phone at least once before he agreed to do the halftime show. To blunt criticism, Scott agreed to perform as long as the NFL agreed to donate $500,000 to the non-profit social-justice organization Dream Corps. A source tells Variety's Jem Aswad that "Scott said that while the two did not necessarily agree, they emerged from the conversation with mutual respect and understanding, with the rapper taking the stance that everyone makes a statement in their own way and he felt that the money going toward Dream Corps, combined with the platform provided by the Super Bowl, will do some good. The source also said that Scott would not confirm his performance until the donation was locked in." UPDATE: Colin Kaepernick's people are calling BS on the meeting: "There is NO mutual respect and there is NO understanding for anyone working against @Kaepernick7 PERIOD. #stoplying," tweeted Nessa, Kaepernick's girlfriend. Kaepernic retweeted her tweeet.
Posted Tuesday 1/15/19 at 4:41PM EST
Skittles skipping the Super Bowl, announces Skittles Commercial: The Broadway Musical instead
Source: The Takeout
The "Taste the Rainbow" candy is taking advantage of Super Bowl Sunday without paying out big bucks for a commercial by staging a musical on the same day as the big game.
Posted Monday 1/14/19 at 8:28AM EST
NFL confirms Maroon 5 is performing at Super Bowl halftime, with Travis Scott and Big Boi
Source: Us Weekly
Atlanta hip-hop legend Big Boi is the latest addition to the Maroon 5 halftime show, as the NFL has officially announced its Super Bowl LIII halftime lineup for Feb. 3 in Atlanta. Maroon 5 was first revealed to be the Super Bowl halftime performer in September amid a storm of controversy that an Atlanta artist wasn't chosen. Three months later, it was revealed that Scott had signed up to be the featuring act. ALSO: Scott wouldn't play Super Bowl without a charitable commitment from NFL.
Posted Friday 1/11/19 at 1:19PM EST
Petition to have SpongeBob SquarePants perform at the Super Bowl surpasses 1 million signatures
The Change.org petition “Have ‘Sweet Victory’ Performed at the Super Bowl" was created in November in response to the death of SpongeBob creator Stephen Hillenburg.
Posted Thursday 1/10/19 at 6:47PM EST
CBS schedules a shorter, four-hour Super Bowl pregame show that might include a Trump interview
Source: The Washington Post
President Trump sat down for a Super Bowl pregame interview on Fox in 2017, but didn't agree to an interview with NBC last year. CBS Sports Chairman Sean McManus said Thursday there have been talks for an interview with Trump during the pregame show McManus also announced this year's pregame show will run four hours, which is one hour less than NBC's five-hour pregame show last year. “I promise you it will be the fastest-moving pregame show you’ve ever seen,” he said.