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See Honey Maid's Loving, Artistic Response to Commercial's Hateful Backlash (VIDEO)

Originally posted 04/04/2014 01:55PM

[YOUTUBE "cBC-pRFt9OM"] Honey Maid has taken negativity and turned it into something sweet.

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GoldieBlox Takes Beastie Boys to Court over 'Girls' Video

Originally posted 11/25/2013 11:00AM



Last week, while the Internet was swooning over the adorable feminist retooling of the Beastie Boys' song "Girls" in a commercial for toy company GoldieBlox, it turns out that the band was fuming.

The ad features a group of ridiculously cute girls engineering a Rube Goldberg machine out of traditional “girl” toys, all set to a twist on the 1987 song. The video has been viewed more than eight million times, but according to a lawsuit filed last week (you can read the complaint here), GoldieBlox says the Beastie Boys have been making noise about the brand's use of the song.

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Jean-Claude Van Damme Blows Our Minds with Epic Split

Still a Street Fighter: Jean-Claude Van Damme Blows Our Minds with Epic Split

Originally posted 11/15/2013 07:30PM

Jean-Claude Van Damme was born in 1960. He is older than the current president of the United States, the Super Bowl and the nation of Fiji. And yet the Belgian action hero is still capable of physical feats that would cower a man half his age, as evidenced by his star turn in a remarkable Volvo advertisement released Wednesday.

In the ad, titled "The Epic Split," the Street Fighter star is shown straddling the mirrors of two trucks driving parallel down a closed highway. As Van Damme delivers a voiceover describing a "body crafted to perfection," the trucks slowly drift apart, until Van Damme's legs are splayed out in a perfect, 180-degree split.

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Brad Pitt's Brother Doug Goes Viral

Brad Pitt's Brother Doug Goes Viral

Originally posted 07/09/2012 10:35AM

He's watched his older brother Brad live in the unblinking glare of fame for 25 years. Now, Doug Pitt is getting his 15 minutes – and using them to make a difference.

Doug, who runs a family computer business in southwest Missouri, is featured in a new Virgin Mobile ad campaign in Australia that has since gone viral around the world. And he's using the attention to indulge another passion – for philanthropy.

"It's a little surreal, but it's fun," Doug tells NBC's Today show of his newfound celebrity. "This whole campaign was to be tongue in cheek and to have fun. And luckily, it's hit its mark."

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PHOTOS: George Clooney (and an Adorable Dog) on the Beach | George Clooney

George Clooney Goes Barefoot on the Beach with an Adorable Dog

Originally posted 05/16/2012 10:50AM

Watch out, Einstein – George is making eyes at a new friend!

Clooney kicked off his shoes and went toes first into the sand on a beach in Malibu on Tuesday, filming what appeared to be a commercial for a mobile device.

The actor was joined by a golden retriever, and Clooney – a noted dog lover who rescued his senior cocker spaniel – seemed to really take to his costar.

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Matthew Broderick Brings Back Ferris Bueller for Honda's Super Bowl Ad

Originally posted 01/30/2012 09:55AM



Twenty-six years later, it's time for Ferris Bueller to take another day off.

In what's quickly becoming the most talked-out Super Bowl commercial of the year – a week before it even airs – Matthew Broderick will bring back his old Ferris Bueller character in a new ad for Honda this Sunday night during the NBC telecast.

Auto blog Jalopnik revealed the source of a teaser ad last Friday. So, Honda decided to release the extended version of the commercial online on Monday – and it's a two-minute-plus homage to Ferris Bueller's Day Off, the original 1986 film, with Broderick this time calling in sick to a film shoot and enjoying another day of slacking instead.

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