One of the more unusual Super Bowl commercials was the one for Death Wish Coffee.
The company won a contest where the folks at Intuit QuickBooks paid for the production and airing of a 30-second ad during the Big Game for a small business.
Total price tag: around $5 million.
That's $2 million more than Death Wish Coffee brought in last year.
They call their coffee "fiercely-caffeinated," saying it's got twice as much caffeine as an average cup of coffee.
Which is good. Because if the commercial really amps up their business, they'll be needing to stay fiercely-caffeinated.
Death Wish Coffee Company’s Big Game ad has fierce Vikings, a stormy sea, and of course, coffee. Watch it now and don’t miss it on the game Feb. 7 in the 3rd quarter! #TeamSmallBiz
Intuit QuickBooks on Thursday, January 28, 2016
Over the weekend, a gymnast from UCLA got a near-perfect score on her floor exercise, helping her team win the meet.
But her routine completely captivated people all over the world.
Just watch her moves. So energetic, so joy-filled, so precise, so much fun.
She got to throw in some dance moves too, and at the end, delivered a little Dab.
The folks who run the Academy Awards television show really don't like it when people ramble on and on and on when making their Oscar acceptance speeches.
So over the years, they've tried all sorts of techniques to hurry things along.
Cutting off microphones, playing music, cutting to commercial - everything short of having Sylvester Stallone grab one arm and Arnold Schwarzenegger the other and carrying the winner off-stage.
This year, nominees will be asked to provide a list of the people they wish to thank, and those names will appear as an on-screen scroll as the winners speaks, meaning the names won't need to be said.
According to Time magazine, the producers said, Words are written on the winds. A screen grab of your scroll can be kept forever.”
What's more sentimental than that?
Several years ago, Jack Black and Will Ferrell got to sing the "Get Off the Stage" song at the Oscars.
Have a look - it's pretty funny.
Tags : Topics : Entertainment_Culture, Human Interest Social : Arnold Schwarzenegger, Microphone, Scroll, Stallone, Sylvester, Sylvester Stallone, Trapped in the Closet People : Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jack Black, Sylvester Stallone, Will Ferrell
This one goes into the Someone Tell Me Why file.
A guy in Florida was just arrested for throwing an alligator through the drive-through window at a local Wendy's.
As the story goes, he saw the three-foot-long alligator on the side of the road.
He grabbed it, but it in the bed of his pickup truck, and then drove to Wendy's.
He ordered a soft drink, then tossed the gator into the restaurant.
Someone thinks he was just trying to prank his buddy who worked there.
Prank or not, the guy's being charged with aggravated assault. Plus, unlawful possession and transportation of an alligator.
Got to hit him with the whole thing, I guess...
Candace Cameron Bure, Andrea Barber and Jodi Sweetin showed up on yesterday to talk about their new show, Ellen . Fuller House
The crew's back (except for the Olsen Twins) and the jokes are just as corny as they were in the original . Full House
They brought a trailer to show off - it's at roughly the 2:30 mark of the video clip.
The new series debuts on Netflix on February 26.
Let's see what the public's reaction is: have mercy, or cut it out!
Tags : Topics : Human Interest Social : Andrea Barber, Bure, Candace, Candace Cameron Bure, Full House, Fuller House, Jeff Franklin, Jodie Sweetin, Netflix People : Andrea Barber, Candace Cameron Bure, Jodi Sweetin
Cam Newton, quarterback for the Carolina Panthers, has been taking a lot of criticism for the way he abruptly ended his press conference after his team's loss on Sunday in Super Bowl 50.
He was sulking, he answered the questions quickly, and he left unexpectedly. You've probably seen the video, but here it is in case you haven't.
Yesterday, Cam commented on his actions. And he is not apologizing.
Cam Newton knows how he reacted after the Carolina Panthers lost #SB50.And he won't apologize for it.
NFL on Tuesday, February 9, 2016
To me, that's not a guy that doesn't like to lose. That's a guy who has no idea what to do when he does lose.
What do you think?
Meet Everly Jane! She was born January 14 at 6:36pm and my husband and I could not be happier! (Ok, a little more sleep would definitely make us happier, but we know someday we'll sleep again!) The past few weeks have been amazing ... and exhausting! Our hearts exploded when we held her for the first time and every moment since has been spent holding her, staring at her, kissing her, loving on her, and doing everything in our power to keep her happy and healthy... and of course changing endless explosive diapers and feedings around the clock! I'm holding her as I type this and she stares up at me because I'm way too aware that she will only be this small right now. So I'm going to hold this baby every second I can!I have a whole new respect for parents! All I want to do is make her happy and make whatever is making her sad go away. Ahhh ... this is just the beginning. Her problems now are just gas and hunger ... I hope my heart can handle her real problems down the road.
Being a first time mom, there's a lot of trial and error. Being a first time mom planning to nurse takes it to a whole new level. Whoever said there's no use in crying over spilled milk CLEARLY never spilled breast milk. That was this morning's happenings. I think I need to start a t-shirt line with sayings like that. #MomProbs
What has really blown my mind is how fast Everly is changing. Every parent will tell you it flies by and to cherish every moment ... but I didn't realize just HOW fast she would change and grow. Even just by looking at the pictures below, her face has changed so much already. She loves to be sung to (I make up songs daily!), her neck is getting so strong, and she loves tummy time! Oh yeah, shes also finding her voice!
Thank you so much for all of your love and support throughout my pregnancy and in welcoming Baby Ev! I've been posting pictures on the KRZ Facebook, but here are a few more! I'll continue to check in with Jeff on air every week while I'm home with my little love.While I'm loving every second with my mini-me, I miss all of you and love chatting with you and keeping in touch on FB and Twiiter! XO -Amanda
One of my favorite late night segments is "Carpool Karaoke" on with James Corden. The Late Late Show
James has an amazing talent, and a decent set of pipes.
And he's able to sing along with and interview guests while navigating the streets of Los Angeles.
After the Super Bowl, he had Elton John in the passenger seat.
An amazing bit of entertainment.
Check out the extended version...
I'm having trouble keeping track of who's playing Colonel Sanders these days in the Kentucky Fried Chicken commercials.
In less than a year, there have been three different comedians jumping into the Colonel's white suit and doing their best to imitate a Kentucky drawl.
First it was Darrell Hammond, from . His Colonel was a little creepy for my taste. Saturday Night Live
Next up was Norm MacDonald, another alum. He wasn't creepy, but he never got beyond being Norm MacDonald if you ask me. SNL
Now, Jim Gaffigan's jumping into the frying pan.
The folks at KFC say that according to their polls, about 20% of people surveyed say they hate the new Colonels. Even the new one. And that's okay.
Way back in May, the company's CEO said, "They're actually talking about KFC, and you can market to love and hate — you cannot market to indifference."
He could be on to something there...
Tags : Topics : Hospitality_Recreation Social : American cuisine, Colonel Sanders, Fast food, FJS, Fried chicken, Kentucky cuisine, KFC, Norm Macdonald, The Colonel, Yum! Brands Locations : Kentucky, Nashville People : Darrell Hammond, Jim Gaffigan, Norm MacDonald
Boston, Massachusetts and the surrounding communities got hammered this time last year with some record snowfalls.
This year hasn't been too bad, but the past week has seen a couple of decent storms.
This footage was taken at the end of last week, showing a Bostonian helping to push a stuck motorist back into traffic on a slippery street.
The helper's attire might seem a bit bizarre - shorts and sneakers in a snowstorm - but it's Boston.
Bostonians are a hardy breed.
Or, they don't put a lot of thought into their winter attire.
Our traffic tracker found some slick roads in the Beacon Hill area in Boston, including one car that was really stuck. What happens next is about as Boston as it gets.
7NEWS - WHDH on Friday, February 5, 2016