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Sex and the City: Carrie Becomes a PC

Carrie Bradshaw’s Mac has become a staple of the character, as identifiable with as Manolo Blahniks. But all that’s going to change in the Sex sequel, where Carrie will become a PC. Hi, I’m astounded.

Carrie’s Mac became far more than a prop through the course of the six-season series. An entire episode (“My Motherboard, My Self”) was devoted to the device. It also played a large role in the two-part series finale, serving as a metaphor for Carrie’s true self. Now, all that’s being stripped away thanks to advertising agreements and (I suspect) studio interference.

Hewlett-Packard computers (and only HP computers) will be featured in the new movie. will also be featured in upcoming ads for the computer company. Carrie Bradshaw would never sell herself out for some extra movie-making money - remember how she flat-out rejected the Season 5 book cover mock-up? The switch is one that will be noticed only by die-hard Sexers, but it’s a jolting difference all the same.

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Items Du Jour: Lohan Designs a Bag, Apple Bans Nipples, Claudia Poses Nude

Sneak peek at Lindsay Lohan's 6126 handbags- “California Gurls” singer Katy Perry aims to get John Galliano to design her wedding dress for when she ties the knot with comedian Russell Brand. Is it wrong of me to secretly wish that Brand will try to pull off one of Galliano’s ridiculously awesome hats for the special occasion?

- Magazine junkies everywhere will be disappointed to hear the latest fashion-tech news: Apple will be censoring nipples for the iPad versions of magazines, as the company considers chest flesh to be soft-core porn. What would fashion be without nipples and arses?

- Supermodel Claudia Schiffer takes a cue from Demi Moore and poses nude for Germany’s June Vogue issue. Karl Lagerfeld shoots the pregnant beauty, who is currently pregnant with her third child.


Walking disaster

Actress Lindsay Lohan won’t let her dismissal at the House of Emanuel Ungaro get her fashion aspirations down. Instead, the leggings designer is expanding her line to handbags.  Former Dolce & Gabbana handbag designer Paz Shaked Wolf teamed up with Lohan for the “nightclub-inspired” pieces, set to sell this holiday season.

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Microsoft, Intel Announce Intelligent Ads; Say You Look Good in Levi’s

Posted by Dan Hughes Categories: Corporate News, Displays, Microsoft,

Intelligent Digital SignThis week, Intel announced the availability of technology made especially for digital signage.  The new platform, based on Windows Embedded Standard 7 and running on Intel Core i5/i7 processors, along with technology such as touch screens to allow interactivity from a passerby.

The “Intelligent Digital Sign” also could use a camera to use what they call “anonymous video analytics” to show items of interest to the user at an appropriate height for the user, along with gender recognition software.  The sign is large enough that if another person comes up to the ad and interacts, they would be presented with their own advertisement while the first person continued their own experience. 

I’m a bit wary of anything using a camera or having access to my cellular phone, but take a look at the release and decide for yourself.  The release also has a video from back in January when they demonstrated the system.

Read More | Microsoft: Next Generation of Digital Signage Applications Is Possible Today

VIDEO: Did FOX, ABC Ban Cleavage-Filled Commercial?

Although the world should be used to seeing women parading around in their bras by now, there’s one thing Lane Bryant commercials have that Victoria’s Secret spots don’t: large breasts.

And when you have large breasts, you get lots of cleavage. And when you have lots of cleavage, you supposedly get banned by ABC and FOX.

According to Lane Bryant, a clothing company for full-figured women, both Victoria’s Secret-friendly networks rejected requests to air the ad. “It certainly appears to be discrimination against full-sized women,” one source told the New York Post. A Lane Bryant rep added. “There’s no difference other than they’re bigger girls.”

Needless to say, these accusations now have ABC and FOX both crying foul.

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Swinton Looks Hauntingly Beautiful in Pringle of Scotland Campaign

Tilda Swinton with Ryan McGinley and Clare Waight KellerRed-haired androgynous beauty looks “hauntingly” beautiful in her new campaign for Pringle of Scotland.

The Oscar-winning actress - who fronted last season’s advertisements for the label - has been photographed alongside Turner prize winner Douglas Turner in an abandoned oyster bay in Loch Fyne, Scotland, and her unique look shines through. Talking about the campaign shot by photographer Ryan McGinley, Pringle creative director Clare Waight Keller told Vogue.com:

“There were really two moods that I felt strongly about for this campaign. The first was to use the Scottish landscape in quite a surreal way, where Ryan’s spectacular lighting, especially in the night photography, really captured the haunting beauty of Tilda and her surroundings and the uniqueness of Douglas Gordon in a truly stunning combination. The second was a slightly more boyish, ‘bovver boy’ feel, a bit more casual, hanging out at the back of a bike shed.”

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Coca-Cola Hires Karl Lagerfeld

Karl Lagerfeld's Coca-Cola Light Campaign

In what seems to be his continued attempt to promote thin people, has designed a range of Coca-Cola Light bottles.

The designer has created a limited edition bottle for release in France, made in aluminium and featuring his own silhouette (would it really have been anything else?). As well as designing the bottles, he also shot the advertising campaign starring models Coco Rocha and Baptiste Giacobini.

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Katy Perry Gets Paid Millions to Fight Acne

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Celebrities, Health & Beauty, News,

Katy Perry

Finally, something to get those Jessica Simpson commercials out of our heads— is to be the new face of an acne medication.

The “I Kissed A Girl” singer will promote the anti-spot cream Proactiv Solution alongside Canadian singer and The Office‘s Jenna Fischer. Adverts filmed by the stars will begin airing in the US next month before a worldwide release. Ben Van de Bunt, the company’s executive, said all of the representatives would be paid a significant amount of money.

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Jimmy Choo for H&M Video Surfaces

You saw the images of Jimmy Choo’s H&M line. Now you can get a better experience and effect from the collection when you watch the ad campaign, which features Sasha Pivovarova and Edita Vilkeviciute.

Hopefully you’re doing a better job than I am at saving up for the line, which hits stores November 14th in 200 stores across the country. One must also note that, unlike the other lines released on Thursdays, this one comes out on a Saturday (and it’s Jimmy Choo!)... Just sayin’.

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Naomi Campbell’s Recession Warning

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Naomi Campbell on one of the Vogue Italia Black Issue covers believes that the recession has stopped black models from getting work. The outspoken supermodel claims advertising executives are shying away from using ethnic minority models in their campaigns because they “don’t dare” risk losing sales.

She told Britain’s Sunday Telegraph, “This year, we have gone back all the way that we had advanced. I don’t see any black woman, or of any other race, in big advertising campaigns.”

Last summer, the 39-year-old beauty appeared in Vogue Italia’s Black Issue, in celebration of black women. Although she was initially positive about the shoot, Naomi is now concerned the ongoing global financial crisis has undone the impact it had.

“That made some noise but, unfortunately, we are the same as before. People, in the panic of recession, don’t dare to put a girl of color in their campaign, full stop,” Campbell said of the issue.

Fashion designer Bruce Oldfield has echoed Naomi’s comments: “It’s absolutely true that black models will not be as popular for advertising companies and magazine covers as white girls.”

Nearly Three Dozen Sponsors Boycott Glenn Beck

Posted by Veronica Santiago Categories: Cable, News, Video,

Listen up, . President Obama may or may not have a “deep-seated hatred for white people,” but advertisers apparently have a deep-seated disliking for you.

Nearly one month after telling the crew at Fox & Friends that Obama was “a racist,” the backlash for the FOX News commentator keeps coming. In total, 33 advertisers -  including Wal-Mart Stores Inc., CVS Caremark, Clorox and Sprint - have now asked to be distanced from the show.

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