At least the Packers and Steelers brought it. If only the advertisers had fought as hard to be worthy of the Super Bowl hype.
In recent years, the cliché of saying "I only watch for the ads" has been supplanted by a new Super Bowl truism: The game on the field somehow upstaged the jousting from Madison Avenue. Even this year's most memorable and charming ad — a bit of wordless magic involving a child in a Darth Vader outfit tricked into thinking he had self-started the family Volkswagen — stole some of its own thunder by being leaked and disseminated online days before Sunday's showcase. For Volkswagen, this extra exposure is likely considered a win. It's the sort of ad you're happy to watch and re-watch — and online it even runs longer. But the surprise factor was gone by Sunday night, robbing the ad of its "event" status...
Darth Vader used "The Force" to power Volkswagen. A claymation version of Eminem shilled Chrysler and Lipton Brisk Iced Tea. And a poor employee unnecessarily put his tires to the test because of "reply all."
On the field, the Green Bay Packers bested the Pittsburgh Steelers in Super Bowl XLV, 31-25.
Off the field, game day was dominated by celebrities ranging from 16-year-old pop singer Justin Bieber to a confused Ozzy Osbourne, who teamed up for a Best Buy spot. "What's a Bieber?" Ozzy asked wife Sharon.
Christina Aguilera fumbles the lyrics, Black Eyed Peas light up Super Bowl XLV
Eminem appeared in two very different Super Bowl commercials — a comedic spot for Lipton Brisk Iced Tea, and a more serious one for Chrysler, dedicated to the company and rapper's hometown of Detroit. The commercial helped boost...
Vice President Joe Biden will make his third appearance on The Tonight Show Friday, an NBC rep tells TVGuide.com.
This will be Biden's first appearance since...
Ok, I'll cut my usual critique and go right to begging! Well, maybe a little critique...but mostly pure, unapologetic begging.We're down to five and, as I see it, there are only two clear cut choices for the winner: my Helio and Mel B. If you don't agree I defy you to prove why your choice deserves to win. They are by far the best and most exciting. So this is my plea let's keep these two safe! Get out there and vote.Don't get me wrong, I am a big Jennie Garth fan, but her performances tonight were a bit shaky and it makes me wonder whether she'd be able to handle the pressure of the finale. I definitely think she deserves a spot next week in the semi and if she gets better I think she should be the third spot for the finals.Cameron will be the one to go tomorrow night and I say that because I don't believe that Marie Osmond will actually lose. Side note who put him in tan? That outfit looked like he should have been doing the Hustle and I thought his pants left very l...
Eddie Murphy and Norbit director Brian Robbins are in final talks to reunite for A Thousand Words, a DreamWorks comedy about a glib man (Matt Lauer?) who learns he has only a thousand words left to speak before he croaks.... Adrien Brody and Sarah Polley are scientists who become superstahs as they combine different animal DNA to create fantastical new creatures in the sci-fi thriller Splice.... Eduardo Rodriguez will direct Fragile, a zombie pic based on the graphic novel by Stephano Raffaele (shop Amazon).