Vrbo: New ad features John Legend

Vacation rental company Vrbo unveiled its biggest campaign to date with a new ad featuring John Legend and real-life families who didn’t realize they’d be experiencing surprise reunions with loved ones while cameras rolled. The scenes play out as Legend performs a new version of the classic song “I Can See Clearly Now.” Created by Crispin Porter … Continue reading “Vrbo: New ad features John Legend”

John Legend, Chrissy Teigen say “bye” to old luxury

For the first time in its short history, Genesis plans to throw its hat into the Super Bowl ring. The spot is set to air on Sunday, February 2, during the second quarter of Super Bowl LIV, and will star musician John Legend and social phenom Chrissy Teigen as the couple says good-bye to old luxury and introduces … Continue reading “John Legend, Chrissy Teigen say “bye” to old luxury”

NFL GOATJohn Madden dies at 85

There is an entire generation that will only recognize the name John Madden from the popular EA Sports video game. However, there is an older generation who will remember the opinionated and outspoken man as the Super Bowl-winning coach of the Oakland Raiders and then iconic broadcaster for CBS Sports and Fox Sports. According to … Continue reading “NFL GOATJohn Madden dies at 85”

WrkFlo: Post expert John Miller joins as partner

John Miller, the veteran post-production sales and marketing executive who was an early proponent of the power and flexibility of remote post-production processes and virtualization has joined WrkFlo Solutions as Partner and Chief Growth Officer. His addition to the company was announced by President and Founder Peter Corbett.  Miller is a well-known and highly-regarded industry … Continue reading “WrkFlo: Post expert John Miller joins as partner”

DC Comics celebrates 50 years of John Stewart

From characters such as Cyborg, Nubia, Bumblebee, Mister Miracle Shilo Norman, Vixen, Steel and Black Lightning, to Milestone characters such as Static, Icon & Rocket and Hardware, to new heroes such as Tim Fox, The Next Batman and Naomi, DC boasts a proud tradition of Black Super Heroes populating its colorful universe. But none come … Continue reading “DC Comics celebrates 50 years of John Stewart”

Whodini’s John “Ectasy” Fletcher passes at 56

Sad news from the OG hip hop world. John “Ecstasy” Fletcher, co-founder of the group Whodini, died Dec. 23. He was 56 years old. So far, no cause of death has been announced by the family. Fletcher’s death was announced Wednesday by Roots drummer and DJ, Questlove, who remembers Fletcher as a “legendary and a pivotal … Continue reading “Whodini’s John “Ectasy” Fletcher passes at 56″

The bitch is back – as an Elton John Barbie

The most successful male solo artist of all time, Sir Elton John has amassed numerous gold, platinum and even one diamond album, plus countless music industry achievements throughout the span of his career. But one thing the musical genius has never had – a Barbie fashioned after himself. Mattel has now paid tribute to the … Continue reading “The bitch is back – as an Elton John Barbie”

Watch John Lewis cross the Edmund Pettus Bridge

What was once the sight of concrete and steel stained with blood 55 years ago, became a touching memorial for a civil rights giant. Sunday morning, the late U.S. Rep. John Robert Lewis made his final crossing over the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama. It was here the legendary Lieutenant for Dr. Martin Luther King, … Continue reading “Watch John Lewis cross the Edmund Pettus Bridge”

Florence Pugh, Lulu Wang, John David Washington among Academy invites

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is extending invitations to join the organization to 819 artists and executives who have distinguished themselves by their contributions to theatrical motion pictures.  The 2020 class is 45% women, 36% underrepresented ethnic/racial communities, and 49% international from 68 countries.  There are 75 Oscar® nominees, including 15 winners, and … Continue reading “Florence Pugh, Lulu Wang, John David Washington among Academy invites”

Johnson and Blunt star in ‘Ball and Chain’ for Netflix

Dwayne Johnson and Emily Blunt will star in the husband and wife superhero film, Ball and Chain for Netflix. This re-teams the two, who will appear next summer in the Disney film, Jungle Cruise. Loosely based on the 90s comic book Ball and Chain, the film follows a troubled married couple that receive superpowers that only … Continue reading “Johnson and Blunt star in ‘Ball and Chain’ for Netflix”

‘Arrow’ leaves w/definitive answer on John Diggle

Eight seasons in the making. That’s all I can say. As we bid a teary farewell last night to The CW’s Arrow, the series starring Stephen Amell that launched the Arrowverse with Flash, Supergirl, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, Black Lightning, Batwoman and the upcoming Superman and Lois and Stargirl, we were left with one answer … Continue reading “‘Arrow’ leaves w/definitive answer on John Diggle”

‘Friday,’ ‘Wayans Bros’ star John Witherspoon dies

The Reel 360 Team will forever remember John Witherspoon in Robert Townsend’s comedic spoof, Hollywood Shuffle, playing the owner of Winky Dinky Dog rambling about “Ho Cakes” and how everyone wants a “Ho cake.” Sad news reported by Deadline and other outlets. Actor-comedian John Witherspoon passed away today at his home. He was 77. “It … Continue reading “‘Friday,’ ‘Wayans Bros’ star John Witherspoon dies”

Legendary rockers The Who to release ‘Who’

Whaaaaat? The Who, one of the all-time great live bands having sold over 100 million records worldwide, is back with their first new album in thirteen years. Titled WHO, the album is due for release on November 22nd and is preceded by the song “Ball & Chain,” which is available on all streaming services now. … Continue reading “Legendary rockers The Who to release ‘Who’”

Urban Legends reissues two Parliament LPs on vinyl

It’s time to get up for the down stroke. Again. In July 1974, the George Clinton-led funk group Parliament released their second studio album, Up For The Down Stroke. The album marked the return of bassist and co-songwriter Bootsy Collins after a two-year hiatus, cementing his pivotal creative role in the group. Released as a … Continue reading “Urban Legends reissues two Parliament LPs on vinyl”

Burnett makes Capri Sun “Legendary”

There is no doubt that reality TV sells. But, if I’m being honest here, advertising has not done a really good job at mimicking “reality-like” situations when it comes to spots. Many times they feel forced. However, Leo Burnett has succeeded thoroughly with a new Capri Sun campaign starring Grammy-winning singer/songwriter John Legend. With a … Continue reading “Burnett makes Capri Sun “Legendary””

Michael J. Fox, Diane Warren to get honorary Oscars

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced that its Board of Governors voted to present Honorary Oscars to Euzhan Palcy, Diane Warren and Peter Weir, and the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award to Michael J. Fox.  The four Oscar statuettes will be presented at the Academy’s 13th Governors Awards on Saturday, November 19, 2022, in Los Angeles. “The Academy’s … Continue reading “Michael J. Fox, Diane Warren to get honorary Oscars”

NBC: Reboots of Night Court, Quantum Leap join One Chicago, AGT and more

On the heels of another season as #1 in the key 18-49 demo, NBC announces a fall schedule featuring dominant fan favorites, new original series and tentpole event programming. All network shows will stream next day, exclusively on Peacock.  MONDAY: The most-watched television show of the decade, The Voice returns to anchor the night for its 22nd cycle, welcoming … Continue reading “NBC: Reboots of Night Court, Quantum Leap join One Chicago, AGT and more”

Dune, Underground Railroad, Titans take top honors at ASC Awards

The 2022 ASC Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography ceremony — clocking in at two hours and 30 minutes — was the first major in-person event held at the ASC Clubhouse in Hollywood for more than two years. And it not only celebrated excellence in the art form, but the enduring spirit of all who worked under difficult … Continue reading “Dune, Underground Railroad, Titans take top honors at ASC Awards”

Complete list of Grammy winners

The 63rd annual Grammys are a wrap. Despite an expected scant audience, the show hosted by The Daily Show’s Trevor Noah, boasted electrifying, live and pre-recorded, performances from Bad Bunny, Harry Styles, Taylor Swift, Dua Lipa, BTS, Billie Eilish, Post Malone and Megan Thee Stallion. And dang Megan, Reel 360 now understands WAP. Mind blown. Yeah the winner … Continue reading “Complete list of Grammy winners”