July 18, 1990 |
Reebok has stopped holding its breath for "Breathless" Madonna. The rock star, who plays the sensual Breathless Mahoney in the film "Dick Tracy," was dropped late Tuesday as a spokeswoman for the athletic shoe maker even before filming a single commercial. Reebok and Madonna, 31, had previously agreed to--but not signed--a contract that would reportedly have paid her nearly $6 million.
May 7, 1989
Commercials have fallen to a new low. At the end of "Double Dare" episodes on Nickelodeon, advertisers are given a few seconds to plug their products. Reebok shows a kid spray-painting its slogan on a brick wall. Doesn't Reebok know that graffiti is not cool? It is vandalism and a crime. Hey, Reebok, thanks for letting ME B ME. From now on, I'll buy Nike. David H. Wagner, Agoura Hills
April 12, 2013 |
Was it the public outcry that got to him, or Reebok's decision to drop him as a pitchman? In either case, rapper-mogul Rick Ross has issued an apology for lyrics contained in his guest appearance with rapper Rocko on the track "U.O.E.N.O" that seemed to condone date rape. Here's the statement Ross released Friday morning: “Before I am an artist, I am a father, a son, and a brother to some of the most cherished women in the world. So for me to suggest in any way that harm and violation be brought to a woman is one of my biggest mistakes and regrets.
June 4, 2001
Average weekly earnings from current endorsement contracts: Tiger Woods (Nike): $385,000 a week for five years George Foreman (Salton): $529,000 a week for five years Grant Hill (Fila): $220,000 a week for seven years Davis Love III (Titleist): $96,000 a week for 10 years Allen Iverson (Reebok): $96,000 a week for 10 years Source: World Features Syndicate
January 20, 2002 |
Locals call the Hollywood elite attending the Sundance Film Festival "PIBs,"--"People in Black." It's meant in the most derogatory sense, but that doesn't seem to bother the herd of movie-industry types walking along Main Street, wearing Kenneth Cole sweaters and talking into their ultra-tiny Motorola Star-Tak phones. Actually, it's getting harder to spot a PIB because black seems to be fading to gray and giving way to other colors.
February 1, 2003 |
Rather than have his Lakers loll in their hotel rooms -- or wherever -- on a Thursday night here, Phil Jackson piled them all in a bus, took them to dinner and then to a comedy show. Evoking memories of when he took his Chicago Bulls on a ferry ride to Staten Island during a second-round playoff series against the New York Knicks in 1994, Jackson said, "It seemed appropriate, like the right time to do something. We rarely have a full afternoon in Sacramento.