February 11, 2014 |
At 55 years old, she's no spring chicken, but come Feb. 18, Barbie will strike a sexy pose for Sports Illustrated's 50th anniversary swimsuit issue along with famous beauties such as Christie Brinkley, Kathy Ireland, Heidi Klum and Kate Upton. The appearance will be the Mattel doll's first in the magazine's pages. The toy, a perennial bestseller despite a recent slump in sales, first appeared on shelves in 1959 wearing a black-and-white chevron bathing suit. Barbie's spread in Sports Illustrated, shot by Walter Iooss Jr., will feature 22 dolls.
February 13, 2013 |
It is like having a “booth babe” come out of the print advertisement. Overseas, Toyota has used a cross-dresser to sex up its advertising. Now the Japanese automaker, known for its conservative cars, is leveraging Sports Illustrated's annual swimsuit issue published Tuesday and smartphone technology to juice up the advertising for its new Lexus IS here in the U.S. In a print ad it calls “Blend Out,” Toyota said it cast three swimsuit models to pose with the Lexus IS and “camouflaged the models within the scene - actually making them part of the set design.” Readers can use smartphones to scan a QR code on the ad so that “when they place their phones on the page, the models come to life, walking out from the background and revealing themselves in their swimsuits.” The QR code triggers a video of the sexy models cavorting next to the new IS. The viewer can slide the phone to the next model in the advertisement and see her dancing, too. It's pretty racy for a brand whose average buyer age is well into the 50s, especially considering that about half of IS sales are to women.
February 13, 2013 |
Sure, Kate Upton suffered through antarctic cold to deliver this year's Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue cover - but she's not the only model in the mag who knows what it's like to freeze your bikini off. Palmdale native Alyssa Miller, who appears in the swimsuit issue this year in shots from Australia's Whitsunday Beach, learned that lesson in Iceland a while back, on what she said was the craziest shoot she's ever been asked to do. ...
February 10, 2013 |
Kate Upton looks [blank] on the cover of the 2013 Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue. While many adjectives might spring to mind, Upton filled in the blank herself Friday after the image used on the front of the annual issue was released to the public. "I look...Cold lol," Upton tweeted. No doubt that's how the model was feeling at the time of the photo shoot, which took place in Antarctica. "Took us 2 months to thaw out," she said in another tweet. Upton and nine other SI swimsuit models will appear on "Late Night with David Letterman" on Monday night.
January 17, 2013 |
Will Brent Musburger get a finder's fee? Katherine Webb, whose claim to fame is the fact Musburger talked about how beautiful she is during the Alabama-Notre Dame BCS title game, has parlayed that attention into a cool new gig: Covering the Super Bowl for "Inside Edition. " Webb, the girlfriend of Alabama quarterback A.J. McCarron, announced the news on her Twitter page . So, in return for Musburger's comments, Webb gets to appear in the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue and cover the Super Bowl for a television show.
February 14, 2011
The Early Show (N) 7 a.m. KCBS Today Josh Groban; Giada De Laurentiis; Grammys; Janet Jackson. (N) 7 a.m. KNBC Good Morning America Liam Neeson. (N) 7 a.m. KABC Live With Regis and Kelly Michael Caine; Diane Kruger. (N) 9 a.m. KABC The View Geoffrey Rush; Steve Harvey; guest co-host Patti Stanger. (N) 10 a.m. KABC The Doctors Questions; moles; memory loss. (N) 11 a.m. KCAL The Talk LL Cool J and his wife Simone Smith; Gretchen Wilson performs. (N) 1 p.m. KCBS The Oprah Winfrey Show Roseanne Barr.