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
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
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.
August 2, 2009 |
Not news: an English soccer team, up for sale. News: an English soccer team, up for sale on EBay. Fans of Tranmere Rovers were bemused to find their club up for sale on the popular online auction site, a move prompting an angry response from owner Peter Johnson. Earlier this year, Johnson appointed American firm Dornoch Capital to find a buyer for the club but said on Friday he was shocked to discover it had been listed on the website for 6 million pounds (about $10 million U.S.).
September 4, 2008 |
"THERE was this Reebok campaign -- not that I don't have love for Reebok -- but they got their hands on this home video of this little 4-year-old kid who made 20 shots in a row" on an 8-foot-high basketball hoop, says fast-talking Jimmy Tsai. "And, apparently, he got an endorsement deal out of it. I said, 'You're kidding. I could take this kid!' " he says laughing, all 6 feet, 1 inch of him bent over a table at the ArcLight theater in Sherman Oaks. Tsai is the star, co-writer, co-producer, assistant production accountant and occasional janitor of "Ping Pong Playa," a new indie comedy about a hip-hop-obsessed hoopster wannabe with some growing up to do who finds his way as a table tennis terror.