Inventor Mangano on the Jennifer Lawrence-Led Biopic on the Movie ‘Joy’

Lawrence ferociously inhabited fictional Katniss Everdeen in “The Hunger Games“, she doesn’t seem to relate to real-life Joy Mangano, tenaciously grappling with one obstacle after another, determined to achieve her version of the American Dream. She has a fire, though, and when combined with her acting talent even our knowledge of her youth falls before …

Coffee Pitchman George Clooney’s Next Move

He’s Nespresso’s new U.S. brand ambassador and it’s his first ad campaign in the States. A-lister. Oscar winner. Husband. Rescue dog owner. Coffee pitchman. Yep, there’s a new-ish line on George Clooney’s resume. He’s the latest face of Nespresso, a brand that he’s promoted abroad for a nearly a decade, but now, he’s bringing it …

Buyers Get Approval from Judge for Refunds Of Kevin Trudeau’s Diet Book

The Federal Trade Commission plans to start refunding customers duped into buying fraudster Kevin Trudeau’s diet book “as soon as possible” after a judge gave final approval to the plan, its lawyer said. Calling it the “fairest way we can do this,” U.S. District Judge Robert Gettleman gave his blessing Wednesday to the FTC’s proposal …

Amazon Has New Pitchman for Prime Delivery a Dog in a Cast

Amazon Prime is using the irresistibility of sad puppy-dog eyes to sell its delivery service to Brits. In a new one-minute spot, a Maltese puppy hobbles along a park path in a leg cast, gazing longingly at the able-bodied canines literally running circles around him. Then his sympathetic owner has a spark of inspiration: he …

5 More Ad Pitchmen Besides Jared Who Fell Out of Favor

The face of ‘Subway’ isn’t the first to lose his employers’ support It’s been 15 years since Indiana native Jared Fogle lost 200 pounds by way of 6-inch Subway turkey subs, launching his fame as the face of the salad-and-sandwich franchise. But on Tuesday, Subway suspended its relationship with Fogle faster than you can say …

Subway Suspends Relationship with Pitchman Jared Fogle

Fogle, well known from his appearances on Subway television commercials, was seen for a time outside his home in Zionsville, a suburb northwest of Indianapolis, as law enforcement agents removed electronics from the house, Authorities searched the Indiana home of Subway sandwich chain pitchman Jared Fogle on Tuesday, about two months after the executive director …

The Good Doctor Oz Comes Under Fire from Congress

Dr. Oz’s predicament is quite understandable. Dr. Mehmet Oz, known for his syndicated daily talk show, “The Dr. Oz Show,” came under some intense fire from Congress on Tuesday. Members of the Senate’s consumer protection panel scolded the celebrity doctor for making misleading claims about various weight-loss aids – notably the dietary supplement known as …

Clearwater Studio and Marc Gill Hosts Ronco’s Big New Pitch

Marc Gill, pitchman for Ronco, right, and Bluewater Media Senior Producer David Tiberia go over a script during a break in filming an infomercial for the Ready Grill in Clearwater. The company hopes the Ready Grill does for Ronco what the rotisserie oven and Pocket Fisherman did to establish it as the brand Americans once …

Prison Doesn’t Keep Pitchman Off TV

Churchman sat up and watched in disbelief as Kevin Trudeau, the dapper, effusive pitchman who had just been sentenced in Chicago to 10 years in prison for lying in an infomercial about his weight-loss book, held up a different book called “Free Money ‘They’ Don’t Want You to Know About.”   Kevin Trudeau Books