Rihanna's Sexy Sex Life Somehow Makes Her Unqualified to Shill Skin…

Did you know that over the past year Rihanna has been starring in a series of advertisements for Nivea skin cream? Oh, you didn't? You don't read my celebrity toiletry endorsement gossip blog, Celebrity Toiletry Endorsement Journal Constitution Digest? Weird. But anyway, that's happening, and apparently it's turned… » 8/07/12 5:00pm 8/07/12 5:00pm

Nivea Says Afros Are Uncivilized

Nivea is running an ad that shows a clean-shaven black man with close-cropped hair who looks like he's about to go bowling with a decapitated head. He's holding the head by its Afro. Tag-line: RE-CIVILIZE YOURSELF. Ah, yes, the enlightened and highly appropriate association of black hair (and, by extension, black… » 8/18/11 4:40pm 8/18/11 4:40pm

Competing Isabella Blow Biographers Attack Each Other

The Brave New World Of Manvertising: Body Wash Wars

It started quietly, with the appearance of black loofahs in the body wash aisle. Marketing body wash to men has proved to be quite lucrative, unleasing a wave of new ads determined to convince men their body wash is magic. » 2/17/10 3:40pm 2/17/10 3:40pm

Brangelina Tries Jewelry Design; Lindsay Lohan For Bebe?