Peacock trolls HBO Max’s rebrand with NSFW joke

I speak your name, Peacock. On Tuesday, HBO Max rebranded itself into Max. Why? We’re not sure. But the WGA’s Boo (and we do mean Boo), David Zaslav wanted a streaming platform that merged Game of Thrones and Succession with 90 Day Fiance and Deadliest Catch. Soooo, yeah. Welcome to Max. The reception has been … Continue reading “Peacock trolls HBO Max’s rebrand with NSFW joke”

Max launches new campaign, trolls Amazon

Last week, Warner Bros. Discovery unveiled its plans for its streaming HBO Max and Discovery+, which amounted to merging the two services and rebranding them as Max. Now, with the streamer set to debut on May 23, a new campaign has been launched. The new work exemplifies WBD Chairman and CEO, David Zaslav’s plan to … Continue reading “Max launches new campaign, trolls Amazon”

Watch the Just Sing video from ‘Trolls World Tour’

Anna Kendrick and Justin Timberlake return in Trolls World Tour, an all-star sequel to DreamWorks Animation’s 2016 musical hit. In an adventure that will take them well beyond what they’ve known before, Poppy (Kendrick) and Branch (Timberlake) discover that they are but one of six different Trolls tribes scattered over six different lands and devoted … Continue reading “Watch the Just Sing video from ‘Trolls World Tour’”

Omnicom’s Wren trolls Wendy Clark during call

Yesterday, Omnicom Group Inc. held its quarterly conference call to review the holding company’s first quarter financial results. In between announcements about the company’s diluted net income and the impact of COVID-19 pandemic on the global economy, CEO John Wren took a time-out to discuss and briefly criticize former CEO Wendy Clark for leaving DDB … Continue reading “Omnicom’s Wren trolls Wendy Clark during call”

After ‘Trolls’ AMC theaters bans Universal films

AMC Theaters (who also own UK Chain Odeon Cinemas) have vowed to no longer screen Universal Pictures films in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. That comes after NBCUniversal CEO Jeff Shell spoke about the success of Trolls World Tour on VOD platforms amassing $100 million. “The results for Trolls World Tour have exceeded our expectations and … Continue reading “After ‘Trolls’ AMC theaters bans Universal films”

Heinz trolls dry food in smear campaign

With an upcoming election in 2020 you can expect candidates to begin getting down and dirty. And well, smear opposing candidates. Inspired by these good ol’ fashioned attacks that we normally see on well, everywhere, Deutsch, LA has persuaded client Pittsburgh-based Heinz and its mayo to jump on the bandwagon and troll dry food. Rallying … Continue reading “Heinz trolls dry food in smear campaign”

‘Office’ star trolls in OKRP’s latest for Illlinois Lottery

Leslie David Baker plays a grumpy genie who sternly informs lotto players, “You can’t wish for multiple wishes” Leslie David Baker — who made fans of The Office laugh with his trolling of Michael Scott for eight seasons as Stanley Hudson — now has a new target for his grumpy, eye-rolling expressions: The Illinois Lottery. … Continue reading “‘Office’ star trolls in OKRP’s latest for Illlinois Lottery”

Optimus trolls Chicagoans with Heinz “Dog Sauce”

There’s a scene in Dirty Harry where Clint Eastwood berates his partner for doing the sin of sins — putting ketchup on his hotdog.

“Nobody puts ketchup on a hotdog,” is a truism shared by every true hotdog-eating, Cubs and Whitesox loving/hating Chicagoan.

But what about “Dog Sauce?”

Just in time for #NationalHotDogDay, Heinz has unveiled a Dog Sauce exclusively for Chicagoans.

Ingredients of the Dog Sauce include red ripe tomatoes, vinegar, sugar, salt, and a blend of spices and flavorings.

Yeah… Ketchup. Suckas.

Writer Nakia Secrest’s Radio Silence selected by ABFF

Actress, Producer and Writer Nakia Secrest (Scandal, Modern Family) is the writer of Radio Silence, one of the five exciting films chosen by the Oscar-qualifying 27th annual American Black Film Festival (ABFF). The festival announced its selections yesterday. Directed by Ric Serena (My Indiana Muse), the film will compete in the festival’s Annual HBO Short Film … Continue reading “Writer Nakia Secrest’s Radio Silence selected by ABFF”

Peter Pan & Wendy fly in epic trailer

Disney has released a brand-new trailer for the epic movie event Peter Pan & Wendy. The studio’s live-action reimagining of the J. M. Barrie novel and the 1953 animated classic will begin streaming April 28, 2023, exclusively on Disney+. Peter Pan & Wendy introduces Wendy Darling, a young girl afraid to leave her childhood home behind, who … Continue reading “Peter Pan & Wendy fly in epic trailer”

Hugh Jackman slashes his way into Deadpool 3 as Wolverine

Whoa, Bub. Did not see this coming. Today, Ryan Reynolds made the jaw-dropping announcement on Twitter that actor Hugh Jackman will reprise the role of The X-Men’s Logan/Wolverine for Deadpool 3. The threequel is now officially set to hit theaters on September 6, 2024. Sitting on a couch in what looks like the set from … Continue reading “Hugh Jackman slashes his way into Deadpool 3 as Wolverine”

Wendy Clark to leave Dentsu Group

dentsu Group Inc. announced its transition to a new globally integrated leadership structure designed to accelerate its business transformation and promote operational excellence. Accompanying these changes, the role of DI Global CEO will be discontinued and Wendy Clark will depart DI, effective December 31, 2022. At that time, Ms. Clark will also step down as Director & Executive … Continue reading “Wendy Clark to leave Dentsu Group”

Kenan Thompson to host 74th Emmys

NBC and the Television Academy announced jointly today that SNL regular Kenan Thompson will host the 74th Emmy Awards. “Being a part of this incredible evening where we honor the best of the television community is ridiculously exciting, and to do it on NBC – my longtime network family – makes it even more special,” … Continue reading “Kenan Thompson to host 74th Emmys”

Academy: Jonathan Majors, Issa Rae among 395 invites

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has extended invitations to join the organization to 395 artists and executives who have distinguished themselves by their contributions to theatrical motion pictures. Membership selection decisions are based on professional qualifications, with representation, inclusion and equity remaining a priority of Academy Aperture 2025.  The 2021 class is 46% … Continue reading “Academy: Jonathan Majors, Issa Rae among 395 invites”

Fall brings 3 new dramas, 6 hours of Dick Wolf to NBC

Capitalizing on a year with huge audience drivers, including two Olympics and the Super Bowl, NBC heads into the 2021-22 season with a winning year-round programming strategy that highlights dominant dramas in the fall, doubles down on comedies in midseason and pairs powerhouse unscripted shows with big tentpole event programming.    “Our program strategy for NBC is singularly focused on driving growth by capturing audiences with can’t-miss event television and keeping them on the … Continue reading “Fall brings 3 new dramas, 6 hours of Dick Wolf to NBC”

WBA, FOX and Elizabeth Banks bring Bedrock to TV

FOX Entertainment, Warner Bros. Animation and multi-hyphenate Elizabeth Banks have joined forces to develop Bedrock, a primetime animated adult comedy series continuing the story of everyone’s favorite modern Stone Age family, the Flintstones. The Bedrock pilot script will be written by Lindsay Kerns (Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous, DC Super Hero Girls, Trolls: The Beat Goes … Continue reading “WBA, FOX and Elizabeth Banks bring Bedrock to TV”

Annie Awards announce 2021 nominations

ASIFA-Hollywood announced nominations today for its 48th Annual Annie Awards recognizing the year’s best in the field of animation. This year’s Best Animated Feature nominations include: Onward (Pixar Animation Studios), Soul (Pixar Animation Studios), The Croods: A New Age (DreamWorks Animation), The Willoughbys (Netflix Presents A BRON Animation Production in association with Creative Wealth Media) and Trolls World Tour (DreamWorks Animation).            Best Animated Feature-Independent, spotlighting … Continue reading “Annie Awards announce 2021 nominations”

60-year-old publicist celebrates Granny on a Pole

When veteran entertainment industry publicist Makeda Smith first started taking pole dance lessons at the age of 50, she raised eyebrows and concerns about her newfound passion. What started as a personal health and fitness journey however, soon morphed into a dance brand for the ‘granny on a pole.’ Smith created FlyingOver50 as a movement with a … Continue reading “60-year-old publicist celebrates Granny on a Pole”

‘Croods’ provide 1 million meals to families in need

In advance of the Thanksgiving weekend theatrical release of the new DreamWorks Animation comedy The Croods: A New Age (out Wednesday, November 25), Universal Pictures has partnered with the nonprofit organization Feeding America® for a groundbreaking three-tiered campaign to help provide one million meals** for families in need this holiday season. The Croods have survived their fair … Continue reading “‘Croods’ provide 1 million meals to families in need”

‘Agents of Chaos’ premieres September 23 on HBO

Agents of Chaos, a two-part documentary directed by Emmy® and Academy Award Winner Alex Gibney (Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief, The Inventor: Out For Blood In Silicon Valley) will debut WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 23 (9:00-11:00 p.m. ET/PT), with part two airing the following evening at the same time, ahead of the November elections. The film … Continue reading “‘Agents of Chaos’ premieres September 23 on HBO”