Gisele Bündchen’s Super Bowl Outburst: The Aftermath
It was a phrase that launched 1,000 responses. Supermodel Gisele Bündchen caused a scandal for her post game outburst in which she blamed husband Tom Brady’s teammates for losing the Super Bowl.
After a fan taunted Bündchen by yelling, “Eli owns you husband!”, Bündchen was caught on video saying to a friend, “My husband cannot f—-ing throw the ball and catch the ball at the same time. I can’t believe they dropped the ball so many times.”
Her comments ignited a national backlash. Critics called Bündchen out for throwing Brady’s teammates under the bus. During Tuesday’s MetLife Stadium rally celebrating the Giants’ Super Bowl win, Giant’s running back Brandon Jacobs told reporters, “She just needs to continue to be cute and shut up.” (He has since apologized for those comments, but still stands by his comments about her appearance.)
But even with the backlash, many people, including many Victoria Secret models, have come to her defense.
Adriana Lima put it bluntly and told reporters, “Leave her alone!”
The national reaction to Bündchen comments even inspired a satirical article criticizing the ridiculousness of the situation by ESPN reporter, Sarah Spain.
Neither Brady nor the New England Patriot’s representatives are commenting on her remarks. Should Bündchen apologize or not? That is a topic that is still up for debate
Madonna Miffed At MIA of the Day: Madonna is finally opening up about the now-infamous MIA bird-flipping incident that took place during her Super Bowl halftime show.
Speaking on Ryan Seacrest’s radio show this morning, Her Madgesty said she didn’t even know about the digital malfunction until after the show.
“I found out about it in the elevator to get to the car and get to the airport,” she told the American Idol host. “I wasn’t happy about it. I know it’s kind of punk-rock and everything, but to me, there was such a feeling of love and good energy and positivity, and it just seemed negative.”
She later added that she thought it was “kind of a teenager irrelevant thing to do.”
After hanging up with Seacrest, Madonna phoned Carson Daly and spoke with him about the middle-finger fiasco as well, revealing that M.I.A. has since apologized.
It was reported earlier that, should the FCC fine NBC and the NFL for M.I.A.’s behavior, the singer would be required to pay for it out of pocket.
It’s that time of year again. If you didn’t care about the two teams facing off against each other in the Super Bowl, then you may have cared about the commercials that were sandwiched between the 3+ hour telecast. As is always the case, sometimes the commercials can be as memorable as the game itself. With an audience of over 100 million and a 30-second ad spot estimated to cost $3.5 million, there is a lot riding on the funny, dumb or memorable element of each and every advertisement NBC airs. Here is Neon Tommy’s roundup of the good, the bad and the ugly.
When it comes to media attention, the Super Bowl is as much at war with the half-time show attraction as it is with an equally profitable endeavor—the commercials.
According to The Wall Street Journal’s Twitter tracker, Doritos, H&M and Chrysler swept the social media retweet competition. The snack foods monolith received a little under 48,500 Tweets and 29 percent of overall sentiment. H&M had some 43,500 Tweets, while Chrysler trailed with roughly 34,000.
The carmaker won audiences over with a new spokesman, Clint Eastwood, who touted Detroit’s comeback at “halftime in America.”
Yahoo noted buzzworthy submissions from VW and Metlife, among others.
It was a crowded field, but Pepsi definitely won the award for most bizarre use of celebrity spokespeople. The soda giant cast Elton John as a Lewis Carroll-inspired king. King Elton cruelly denies his subjects Pepsi until Melanie Amaro (winner of the “X Factor”) sings her heart out, and casts Elton to a dungeon where he has to spend the rest of his life with Flavor Flav (The horror!). Making fun of vampires feels a bit 2009. But Audi managed to give the joke some new life with its spot. A handsome vampire drives his swanky Audi to a party with his fellow blood-sucking monsters. When he gets there, he accidentally shines the Audi’s headlights (which aren’t your average everyday headlights, natch) on his friends and before you can say “Team Edward,” the vampires go poof just like they were out in daylight. Doritos cat man’s best friend in one of its best commercials. A man discovers his dog might be responsible for a missing cat. The dog, sensing that he might be ratted out, decides to bribe the witness with some Doritos. Everybody wins. Here’s an important tip for Super Bowl commercials. If you can find a way to use lumberjacks sawing a giant sandwich, your add will be judged a success. Kia’s Optima commercial, which also employed Motley Crue, women in bikinis, and kickboxer explosions rocked it with maximum machismo.
All hail the queen of entertainment! At age 53, Madonna manages to descend generations and decades while remaining the queen of pop music with a spectacular performance at Super Bowl XLV.
Yes, there were no huge slipups and it was overall a good show, but it’s hard to ignore the fact that Madonna is nonetheless…53-years-old. Although her backup dancers put on a stellar performance, Madonna herself seemed a little behind, and even a little awkward when it came to certain dance moves. Time has clearly taken its toll on the singer physically but her vocals and excitement remain spectacular.
Madonna’s voice sounds like it did fifteen years ago and with the help of a few current stars and the creations of a spectacular tech team, she managed to put on a performance that was both relatable to her older fans and fresh and modern for the new generation.
I just have one question: Is Ron Artest now sending his message of world peace through well positioned lighting?
This ad introducing Apple’s Macintosh is widely considered the Super Bowl commercial that changed all Super Bowl commercials. Looking back on it kind of puts some perspective on how much the company’s products have evolved ever since those childhood days of playing “Oregon Trail” on the old Macs.