Categories: celebrity brands

Skechers Signs American Idol's David Cook

Posted by: David Kiley on July 10

Skechers USA has signed American Idol winner David Cook to endorse the brand globally, hoping the new idol will super-charge the athletic shoe company's cool, hip brand image. I...

Vick Loses a Sneaker. DeVito Gets a Booze Deal.

Posted by: David Kiley on July 20

Nike has suspended the launch of a new sneaker bearing the name of Atlanta Falcons star Michael Vick following the findings that he has been promoting dog fighting on...

Imus Under Fire: But Does He Deserve To Burn?

Posted by: David Kiley on April 09

Radio personality Don Imus has been suspended from his daily radio show for two weeks following complaints from civil rights and an anti-defamation advocates who complained to CBS Radio...

Vick and SNL Spoof A Primer for Advertisers on Athlete Shilling

Posted by: David Kiley on January 22

Atlanta Falcons QB Michael Vick snag at the Miami airport for concealing marijuana in his water bottle is sure to give Atlanta-based AirTran some pause about whether it wants...

Perhaps I'd be a Terrible Judge of On-Air talent

Posted by: David Kiley on January 01

I think it's true. The ever bankable Rachel Ray does have a smile that reminds me of Jack Nicholson's "Joker" character. Furthermore, I'll join the chorus of those who...

Jim Cramer Has Lost It: Nobody Should Feel Sorry For a Man With His Own Plane

Posted by: David Kiley on December 04

Anyone catch Jim Cramer's appearance on Imus in the Morning today? The host of "Mad Money", on Imus to flog his book, came to near tears as he moaned...

O'Reilly's War on Christmas: Truth Takes a Holiday Again

Posted by: David Kiley on November 28

I'm sorry. I can't help it. But Bill O'Reilly's argument that there is a war on Christmas is so inspid and vacant of facts and truth that I can't...

Bill O'Reilly: Does "This Man" Have A Problem With Strong Women?

Posted by: David Kiley on November 01

Bill O'Reilly is all over the place, like, the saying goes, manure. His book, Culture Warriors, is climbing the charts. He's on Letterman, The View. And, of course, his nightly...

House Party: At Alexis Stewart's.

Posted by: David Kiley on December 01

Okay, let me put my Liz Smith mask and Richard Johnson hat on. Last night, I went to a party at Alexis Stewart's house. It was Alexis, Martha, me...

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