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”

Legendary Disney animator Burny Mattinson passes at 87

Disney Legend Burny Mattinson, who worked as an animator, director, producer, and story artist at Walt Disney Animation Studios during an unprecedented 70-year career, passed away Monday, February 27, at Canyon Oaks Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Canoga Park, California, following a short illness. He was 87 years old. Mattinson was the longest-serving cast member … Continue reading “Legendary Disney animator Burny Mattinson passes at 87”

For legendary singer Morris Day, it’s time to retire

Say it ain’t so, Morris! Legendary recording artist Icon Morris Day is officially announcing his pending retirement with the release of his final solo album entitled, Last Call. Day is best known for his role as the lead singer of the iconic band, The Time. The band was the brainchild of Prince. Reportedly inspired by … Continue reading “For legendary singer Morris Day, it’s time to retire”

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””

Christian Breslaur directs new LA Fitness campaign

When it comes to making healthy life changes, thinking in terms of an entirely New Year is daunting. It feels good to think about setting the new year off right, when the new year hasn’t shown up yet. But when January first arrives, the year suddenly feels like… 365 actual days. LA Fitness gets it. … Continue reading “Christian Breslaur directs new LA Fitness campaign”

Beyoncé is Grammy Queen; Lizzo, Harry Styles win

Time to show your respect. Beyoncé Knowles-Carter now truly rules The Grammys as the most decorated artist in history. However, it was Harry Styles and Lizzo who kept Queen B from taking it all as they won Album of the Year and Record of the Year respectively. Sunday night The Recording Academy held their annual … Continue reading “Beyoncé is Grammy Queen; Lizzo, Harry Styles win”