Topic: celebrity-endorsements

Snap This: Tamra Barney’s Diet Pill Ads Are Not Endorsed by Bravo

Snap This: Tamra Barney's Diet Pill Ads Are Not Endorsed by Bravo

Real Housewives of Orange County star Tamra Barney is now doing ads for weight loss pill Sensa. However, even though she identifies herself as being a Real Housewife, the ad cautions that her shill is in no way associated with the show or by Bravo. This sort of reminds me of that chick Tana Goertz who was on The Apprentice ages ago and couldn’t get permission to use the name of the show in her Bedazzler commercials, so she had to say “I’m Tana from TV!” More »

‘Real Housewives of New Jersey’ Son Albie Manzo Wants to Sell You Black Water

'Real Housewives of New Jersey' Son Albie Manzo Wants to Sell You Black Water

Although his mom Caroline Manzo is an official star of The Real Housewives of New Jersey, oldest son Albie Manzo has become a popular character in his own right. In season 1, Danielle Staub asked him to dance at a party and everyone flipped out, and in season 2 Albie’s struggles with law school were a major storyline. And Albie’s branching out – he and brother Chris Manzo were on an episode of Millionaire Matchmaker, and they’re getting their own Bravo webseries about their wacky hijinks sharing an apartment together.

Albie (who left law school and has since enrolled at the police academy) is now doing another reality show staple: launching his own product. But unlike Teresa Giudice‘s Italian cookbook or Kim Zolciak‘s single, Albie’s going another route: he’s endorsing a line of bottled water called BLK. Yeah, I know. More »

Video: Caroline Manzo’s Handbag Commercial Is Delightfully Weird

Video: Caroline Manzo's Handbag Commercial Is Delightfully Weird

Thanks go out to the awesome commenter Jim D, who left a note about this video yesterday. Real Housewives of New Jersey‘s Caroline Manzo is in this ad for what seems to be a purse store in Chinatown (as a lover of knockoffs, I’d know that fake paneling anywhere). Oh, wait, the commercial is actually for a line of handbags Caroline is selling, and they’re called Kristino. More »

Endorsement Wars: Kim Kardashian Vs Krusty the Clown

Endorsement Wars: Kim Kardashian Vs Krusty the Clown

Those of you who watch The Simpsons know that Krusty the Clown is the ultimate sellout, endorsing everything from handguns to brain tonic to children’s vitamins. In fact in the episode “The Last Temptation of Krust” he comes to the realization that his real talent isn’t comedy, it’s selling out. In real life, it’s Kim Kardashian who comes closest to this level of product shilling, with a tendency toward the ludicrous. The Kardashians made $65 million dollars last year (with no discernable talent) and a huge chunk of that comes from endorsement deals. We put Kim and Krusty head to head to see who wins the products-with-our-names-on-them Olympics. More »

Brangelina are raking it in!

Brangelina are raking it in!

This is an interesting bit from Adrants that talks about the top dollars made by celebs in advertising endorsements. Here they are: 1. Catherine Zeta-Jones, T-Mobile: $20 million 2. Angelina Jolie, St. John: $12+ million 3. Nicole Kidman, Chanel No. … More »