Every once in a while, a commercial comes along that captures a moment in time.
This new State Farm commercial - showing some football referees who didn't see a play but have to make a call anyway - hits home, especially given the controversy over the non-call that happened in Monday night's game between the Seattle Seahawks and the Detroit Lions.
To set it up: The Lions were running the ball in for a touchdown that would have put them ahead of the Seahawks. The ball carrier had the ball stripped just shy of the end zone. It bounced into the end zone, and Seahawks player batted it out of the field of play.
That's a penalty, and it should have given the Lions the ball back at the one-yard line. Just about every one agrees, from the NFL vice-president in charge of officiating to the Seahawks' coach, Pete Carroll. So the Lions had one snatched away from them by some referees.
Now watch the commercial, which you can bet aired during Monday night's game.
I don't think any parent would be happy about this situation! Nicole Kidman and Tom Cruise's daughter, Bella Cruise, reportedly married her boyfriend, Max Parker, in a secret ceremony last month! The wedding happened a couple of weeks ago and none of the parents were invited on either side. Bella Cruise didn't want to make a big deal out of it and there wasn't even an official reception. The couple said "I do" in a hotel conference room. Afterward, guests had drinks and were served dinner in the dining area. Bella Cruise's younger brother, Connor, was there though. Can you imagine being a parent and not being there for your child's wedding?!
Wendy Williams is calling Terrance Howard out! She suggested during her daytime talk show that Terrence Howard should be fired from his Fox hit Empire for his real-life abuse allegations and bizarre behavior. She said, "Terrence Howard, your personal life has taken over to where if by chance they took you off the show I would be happier than mad… I'm sorry. It's the way I feel." Terrance Howard clearly heard about the whole thing and responded by tweeting, "I have been a fan of Wendy for years. Shame on anyone who speaks without knowing the truth," he tweeted on Saturday. "What she did was irresponsible and hurtful!" Hey, everyone is entitled to their own opinion!
Pregnancy for the second time around still isn't easy for Kim Kardashian! She's hoping that her baby boy arrives sooner than later because she wrote in her blog post, "I'm gonna keep it real: For me, pregnancy is the worst experience of my life! LOL! I don't enjoy one moment of it and I don't understand people who enjoy it. Maybe it's the swelling, the backaches or just the complete mindf—k of how your body expands and nothing fits. I just always feel like I'm not in my own skin." She finished by saying, "People just don't tell you all of the gross things that happen during pregnancy or after. Do you know you basically have to wear a diaper for two months afterwards?! No one told me that! #SoSexy." Kim Kardashian finished her post by saying that it's so worth it to have a baby, but gosh! She has me scared to get pregnant!
This story just got odd. Jim Carrey's on and off again girlfriend of three year, Cathriona White, who died of suspected suicide last month was married to another man! The Medical Examiner's office is letting it be know that she had a husband and they were separated but legally that makes him the legal next of kin. The two had been separated for five months and she had planned on divorcing him. So apparently as far as Jim Carrey was concerned, they were always separated because there was no way that Jim Carrey would have taken her out to public places if he thought she was married. An investigation is still going on to see how Jim Carrey's perscription pills were found on the scene of the suicide. When we find out more information, we'll let you know!
Stalkers are so scary and they just don't seem to stop. The latest celebrity victim is Charlize Theron! She is claiming that an unexpected floral delivery turned into a nightmare when a guy refused to leave until he saw her face-to-face! So Charlize Theron called the cops. He apparently rang the buzzer at the front gate and Charlize Theron instructed him to "just leave them," but he refused to take off. Thankfully, the man was arrested for stalking.
Cosmopolitan is getting a lot of backlash today! The magazine celebrated it's 50th birthday over the weekend and marked the occasion by releasing their all-Kardashian November cover. Except the big reveal didn't go exactly as planned. The cover, which has Kim, Khloe and Kourtney Kardashian along with Kendall, Kylie and Kriss Jenner, calls them "America's First Family" in big, bold letters. Yes, Cosmo just compared the Kardashians to the Obamas and people are mad about it! So far Cosmopolitan has no comment on the matter, but I'm sure they didn't mean to disrespect the Obamas, right?
Helen Mirren, the accomplished stage and screen actress, just turned 70.
And with that milestone, she announced she's done with on-screen nudity.
Her quote about it is pretty funny:
“I was doing nude scenes [from] the first moment I started doing movies… . It was the era… . It seemed to be nothing to get your knickers in a twist over. That’s the good thing about getting older. You don’t have to do that sort of thing any more… [Now] my pleasure pillows are purely for my husband.”
Back in 2011, when Helen hosted Saturday Night Live, they even did a skit about what you'll no longer see.