Super Bowl

Pepsi Super Bowl XLVII Halftime ShowWhile everyone else seemed to dig Beyonce’s halftime performance at the Super Bowl, PETA has found something they didn’t like about it.

The animal rights group has criticised the singer for wearing leather during the performance.

Her Rubin Singer-designed outfit consisted of a leather bodysuit made with strips of python and iguana.

“We would take a bet that if Beyoncé watched our video exposés … she’d probably not want to be seen again in anything made of snakes, lizards, rabbits, or other animals who died painfully,” PETA said in a statement. “Today’s fashions are trending toward humane vegan options, and Beyoncé’s Super Bowl outfit missed the mark on that score.” Continue reading »

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According to Tivo’s data in the US, the most-popular commercial during the Super Bowl was Taco Bell’s “Live Mas”.

Tivo says that the fast food commercial featuring elderly people having fun was the top ad of the night in terms of people rewinding it to watch it a second time.

Other commercials to rank in the top five were Doritos’ “Goat For Sale”, Hyundai’s “Pick Your Team”, Doritos’ “Fashionista Daddy” and GoDaddy’s “Perfect Match”.

SuperBowl2013It may have just been for Beyonce but this year’s Super Bowl has become the most-watched program of the year in Canada.

The Baltimore Raven’s tight win over the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday was seen by 7.33 million viewers on CTV (6.6m) and RDS (763,000).

Sunday’s match will go down as the second most-watched Super Bowl in Canadian TV history, Behind Super Bowl XLVI.

Beyonce’s halftime performance proved popular, drawing a peak audience of nearly 9.4 million viewers.

JunoAwardsLogoFootball fans will be the first to know the identity of the host of the 2013 Juno Awards with CTV set to make the announcement during the Super Bowl.

A 30-second ad will play during CTV’s telecast of the match on Sunday, February 3.

The Junos themselves will take place on Sunday, April 21. Continue reading »

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Super Bowl ads are such a big deal in the US that Samsung has released a teaser for theirs.

The company has enlisted Seth Rogen and Paul Rudd for their 120-second Super Bowl ad and the pair feature in this minute-long teaser where they pitch ideas to use. Continue reading »

kate-upton-superbowlIt seems some Canadians are more excited about the Super Bowl ads as opposed to the actual match.

Canadians living close to the border are reportedly getting their hands on rabbit ears and over-the-air TV antennas in order to see the ads that will air in American but not Canada.

Most of the ads will never air north of the border given the issues of rights, talent fees and product differences that exist between the two nations.

One dealer in Windsor, Ontario, near Detroit, says they are getting daily requests for the receivers. Continue reading »

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This surprisingly tame ad for an adult site will not be seen during the Super Bowl after CBS gave it the thumbs down.

SuperBowl2013CTV is amping up for Super Bowl XLVII, announcing its coverage of the February 3 match-up between the Baltimore Ravens and the San Francisco 49ers.

CTV coverage:

• 10 a.m. ET – SUNDAY NFL COUNTDOWN (TSN)
Chris Berman hosts the four-hour Super Bowl edition of Countdown from New Orleans with analysts Tedy Bruschi, Cris Carter, Trent Dilfer, Mike Ditka, Tom Jackson, Ron Jaworski, Keyshawn Johnson and Jerry Rice. Mike Tirico, Jon Gruden and Young will join the show from the Mercedes-Benz Superdome and NFL Insiders Chris Mortensen and Adam Schefter will also contribute reports. Continue reading »

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It hasn’t even aired yet but Kate Upton’s Super Bowl ad for Mercedes is already being attacked by parenting groups.

The 90-second ad features mode Upton watching a group of young male football players wash a new Mercedes car.

It was posted on Mercedes’ YouTube channel this week and will air on TV for the first time during February’s Super Bowl.

The Parents Television Council has criticised the ad saying it objectifies women and is teaching bad lessons to young girls. Continue reading »

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Mercedes new Super Bowl ad featuring Kate Upton has been “leaked” online and let’s be honest, it could be a lot better.

It features Upton, a shiny silver Mercedes and a football team. Not much happens, which is a shame.