In the wake of the horrible Newtown, CT school shooting tragedy, many people have renewed the call for stricter gun control laws to keep dangerous weapons out of the hands of people who shouldn’t have them. Some of those people are famous, and a bunch of said famous people have banded together to make a PSA for Demand A Plan, an outgrowth of the Mayors Against Illegal Guns non-profit coalition. More
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How can we reasonably believe that socialite and apparent philanthropist Paris Hilton a) has any idea what poverty is, and b) cares about helping children and not just improving her self-image? Check out her PSA for My Hope for Children, but we don’t think you’ll get much out of it. More
Have you guys heard about The Nerd Machine? They were behind the “Swamp Ass” PSA starring Nathan Fillion — how could you forget the visual of him shoving a hairdryer down his pants? — and deal with videos tackling the real issues that today’s geeks face. Their newest video, starring The Big Bang Theory‘s resident blonde Kaley Cuoco, is for the ladies: How to avoid the “who wore it best” awkwardness when a group of women arrives at a convention all wearing the Slave Leia outfit. More
What I’ve always loved about Nathan Fillion is his mastery of the deadpan delivery. You take him seriously even if the situation is bizarre: Dealing with space pirates in Firefly, romancing Keri Russell in Waitress, or playing a wacky writer at the NYPD on Castle. It’s only fitting, then, that he’d be the face of a tongue-in-cheek PSA about the gamers’ nemesis, swamp ass. More
She may talk trash as Sue Sylvester on Glee, but off-camera Jane Lynch is promoting tolerance toward minority groups in a new set of PSAs about “the R-word.” That’s “retard,” which has run the gamut from playground mockery to affectionate nickname to hateful slur. Lynch and Lauren Potter, an actress with Down’s syndrome who plays a Cheerio on the show, say that it is “not acceptable” to call anyone a retard. Warning: The video contains uncensored racial slurs as well. More
Although becoming teen moms is what made Maci Bookout, Farrah Abraham, and Chelsea Houska famous in the first place, the three young women are now appearing in an anti-teen pregnancy PSA for Seventeen magazine. The PSA is part of a campaign between Seventeen and bedsider.org, a website that gives information about birth control and sends reminders about when to take your pill. They’re asking women to update their Facebook statuses with “Hey, @SeventeenMagazine, I’m not ready to be a mom. I’d rather _____.” More
• Chad Ochocinco gets naked for PETA, but is still holding a leather football? Okay. (The Frisky)
• What kind of OCD trophy wife needs to stay awake during her breast implants? “No, I said a little more to the left! My left, you idiots!” (The Gloss)
• Kim Kardashian‘s ad for the Keep A Child Alive foundation is downright scary. You still look good Kim, get out of that coffin! (Buzzfeed)
Word is that Bethenny Frankel will star in a PSA for thebump.com. The topic: breastfeeding, Crushable has learned. She is filming the spot today, and Gossip Girl‘s Kelly “I’m A J. Crew Mom” Rutherford - is also doing one. A … More
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Anti-alcohol organizations spend a lot of $$$ on public-service ad campaigns to get people to stop binge drinking. Turns out, they aren’t worth the money. A new study finds that PSAs that use methods of guilt and shame — such … More