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VIDEO: Brad Pitt Does Some Heavy Lifting

Celebuzz | August 22, 2009 - 3:00 pm

Ever wonder what it would be like to get swept off your feet by Brad Pitt?
Check out this video of Pitt’s Japanese commercial for SoftBank, in which the Inglourious Basterds star plays assistant to sumo wrestler Yokosuna Musashimaru and gives his boss a lift.
Make sure to lift with your legs, not… More »

VIDEO: Brad Pitt’s Japanese Cell Phone Commercial

Matt Donnelly | December 13, 2008 - 7:00 am

Brad Pitt’s latest flick The Curious Case of Benjamin Button may have just garnered five Golden Globe nods, but it’s his just-released Japanese cell phone commercial that’s getting the most buzz today!
Shot by 39-year-old director Wes Anderson (Rushmore, The Darjeeling Limited) in Normandy, France, the Los Angeles Times notes that the Softbank cell… More »

Beyoncé Goes Pop in a Japanese Ad Campaign

Betsy Waldman | November 21, 2008 - 11:39 am

Whether she’s promoting her mother Tina’s House of Dereon fashion line or channeing “Sasha Fierce” in her own pop music career, Beyoncé Knowles, 27, always strikes a fashionable figure.
But don’t expect to see the singer’s latest ad campaign for handbag maker Samantha Thavasa popping up in U.S. cities.
The sexy billboard pictured… More »

George Clooney Does His Civic Duty

Janie Marcus | September 8, 2008 - 5:29 pm

George Clooney, what’s going on with you?First comes word that you—one of Hollywood’s greatest modern lotharios—were cheated on by a mere cocktail waitress. And now, here you are in Milan, filming a Honda commercial for the Japanese market. Dude, usually when you’re in Italy, you travel by yacht. With topless supermodels. Are things that tight,… More »