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Jonathan Van Ness ‘Freaks Out’ In New Campaign

Pop-Tarts, the iconic brand known for creating ingenious flavor combinations, revealed to fans a ‘first taste’ of their Big Game commercial featuring TV personality and life-long Pop-Tarts super fan, Jonathan Van Ness. The ad will introduce the massive game day audience to their latest snackable innovation: Pop-Tarts Pretzel. Combining sweet and salty in every bite, Pop-Tarts Pretzel is the perfect snack to enjoy any time of day.

Pop-Tarts enlisted Van Ness, known for bringing out the best in people, to show fans the brand’s new, sweeter way to enjoy the classic pretzel on one of the biggest snacking events of the year. Available in Chocolate and Cinnamon Sugar, new Pop-Tarts Pretzel combines sweet and salty in every bite – and is the perfect snack any time of day.

“The commercials were always THE Big Game that I was tuning in for growing up, and this year is the most surreal ever because I’m the star of the Pop-Tarts ad,” said Jonathan Van Ness. “Who knew that pretzels could be such a diva? I couldn’t be happier to help this salty classic show-off its sweet side with new Pop-Tarts Pretzel on one of the biggest snacking days of the year.”

Football fans don’t have to wait until after the Big Game to enjoy Pop-Tarts Pretzel – the new sweet and salty Toaster Pastries are available now at stores nationwide for $3.49.

“When it comes to ‘bringing out your best’, nobody does it better than Jonathan Van Ness – so it was only natural for Pop-Tarts to enlist him to help ‘fix’ the classic pretzel and introduce Pop-Tarts Pretzel,” said Phil Schaffer, senior director of marketing, Pop-Tarts. “Already a loyal brand advocate, Jonathan’s upbeat personality is a natural fit to help Pop-Tarts unveil our latest craveable flavors.”

Pop-Tarts’ creative agency, MRY, created the :30 commercial that will air after the first half’s two minute warning.

For more information on the Pop-Tarts commercial, and to interact with the brand during the Big Game on social media, follow Pop-Tarts on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.


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Molly Ringwald Makes Super Bowl Ad Debut With Avocados

Avocados From Mexico has announced in their first teaser, titled “Tiara,” that they’ve partnered with Golden Globe-nominated actress, singer and author, Molly Ringwald for their 2020 Super Bowl advertisement.

“Our creative concept is a lot of fun and brings together a few of our favorite things – avocados, Molly Ringwald and of course, humor,” said Kevin Hamilton, head of brand marketing, PR & strategy at Avocados From Mexico. “We felt Molly was the perfect fit for the brand given her prestigious career and the fact that she genuinely loves Avocados From Mexico.”

In the first teaser, fans can watch Ringwald prep one of the Avocados From Mexico in its hair and makeup chair before the pair have their big Super Bowl ad moment. Even a star like Molly Ringwald can see that Avocados From Mexico are always worth the extra attention.

“When I first heard about this opportunity, not only was I excited because it’s my first Super Bowl ad, but I was thrilled to work with a brand that I am both familiar with and eat on a regular basis,” said Ringwald. “Avocados From Mexico are worth it because they are healthy, delicious on everything and always in season. I hope people love this funny, entertaining ad as much as I’ve loved filming it.”

For the second year running, Avocados From Mexico’s big game campaign was developed with creative agency partner Energy BBDO.


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Francis Ford Coppola Winery Celebrates 92nd Oscars Collab With LE Gold Bottles

Francis Ford Coppola Winery, the award-winning Northern California destination, premieres two limited edition wines to be served at the 92nd Oscars® and Governors Ball on Sunday, February 9, including a 2017 Reserve Chardonnay and 2018 Reserve Pinot Noir. These prestigious new wines from Sonoma County, named the 2019 Wine Region of the Year by Wine Enthusiast, are bottled with a sleek gold-colored exterior finish inspired by one of the motion picture industry’s top honors. For Francis Ford Coppola, six-time Academy Award® winning director, screenwriter and entrepreneur, winemaking has been a family tradition for several generations. Just in time for awards season, fans can enjoy memorable wines in bottles crafted as a symbol honoring the significant talent, passion and hard work achieved throughout the entire film industry.

“These impressive Family Coppola 92nd Award wines prove how much we’re motivated by creativity and innovation in winemaking,” says Sandy Walheim, Winemaker with Francis Ford Coppola Winery. “The high-quality wines found in these specialty gold bottles represent some of the best that the Russian River Valley has to offer.”

The two newest Francis Ford Coppola Winery wines are from the Russian River Valley AVA known for a characteristically cool climate heavily influenced by fog generated by its proximity to the Pacific Ocean. The 2017 Reserve Chardonnay is sourced from the esteemed Dutton Ranch Vineyard located less than ten miles from the coast. The single vineyard bottling is from a parcel of the property that resides in the warmest part of the appellation, an area known for producing Chardonnay with expressive tropical tones, making this wine elegant and complex in character with fragrance notes of tangerine, pear and Meyer lemon. The 2018 Reserve Pinot Noir is from the King Vineyard that consistently delivers richly concentrated fruit with amazing dark colors and expressive flavors. This 2018 Reserve Pinot Noir has a lush and velvety palate balanced by seasoned oak and moderate tannins with fragrant notes of raspberries, pomegranates, cloves and rose petals with a lengthy and complex finish as sweet spices, vanilla bean and wood tones evolve on the palate.

Francis Ford Coppola Winery will also be serving its 2018 I Mille Vernaccia, 2019 Sofia Rosé, 2017 Director’s Cut Cabernet Sauvignon, 2018 Director’s Cut Chardonnay, and 2016 Eleanor Red Blend wines during this year’s Oscars and at the Governors Ball. While these wines are available in select retail stores and online, there’s an opportunity to try The Family Coppola 92nd Award wines available online for a limited time while supply lasts.

Whether hosting an awards season party or celebrating certain achievements, these eye-catching gold bottles allow fans to bring people together and celebrate life’s successes both large and small. Whether a significant event or small win, post about your own achievement using the #StayGoldMoment hashtag and join the online conversation by following @Coppolawine on Instagram and Twitter to see all of the Francis Ford Coppola Winery #StayGoldMoment posts. This fun effort is a nod to the 1983 film The Outsiders directed by Francis Ford Coppola and original story by S.E. Hinton.


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You Full Winners List from the 2020 SAG Awards

On Sunday, January 19th, at 5PM, some of the biggest names in Hollywood came together to celebrate and recognize the 26th annual Screen Actor’s Guild Awards at the Shrine Auditorium and Expo Hall in Los Angeles, CA.

Here’s your full list of winners for one of the biggest nights in Hollywood.

MOTION PICTURES

Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture

Parasite

HYAE JIN CHANG / Chung Sook
YEO JEONG CHO / Yeon Kyo
WOO SHIK CHOI / Ki Woo
HYEON JUN JUNG / Da Song
ZISO JUNG / Da Hye
JUNG EUN LEE / Moon Gwang
SUN KYUN LEE / Dong Ik
MYUNG HOON PARK / Geun Se
SO DAM PARK / Ki Jung
KANG HO SONG / Ki Taek

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role

Joaquin Phoenix, Joker

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role

Renee Zellweger, Judy

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role

Brad Pitt, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role

Laura Dern, Marriage Story

TELEVISION

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series

The Crown

MARION BAILEY / Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother
HELENA BONHAM CARTER / Princess Margaret
OLIVIA COLMAN / Queen Elizabeth II
CHARLES DANCE / Lord Mountbatten
BEN DANIELS / Lord Snowdon
ERIN DOHERTY / Princess Anne
CHARLES EDWARDS / Martin Charteris
TOBIAS MENZIES / Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh
JOSH O’CONNOR / Prince Charles
SAM PHILLIPS / Equerry
DAVID RINTOUL / Michael Adeane
JASON WATKINS / Harold Wilson

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

CAROLINE AARON / Shirley Maisel
ALEX BORSTEIN / Susie Myerson
RACHEL BROSNAHAN / Midge Maisel
MARIN HINKLE / Rose Weissman
STEPHANIE HSU / Mei
JOEL JOHNSTONE / Archie Cleary
JANE LYNCH / Sophie Lennon
LEROY McCLAIN / Shy Baldwin
KEVIN POLLAK / Moishe Maisel
TONY SHALHOUB / Abe Weissman
MATILDA SZYDAGIS / Zelda
BRIAN TARANTINA / Jackie
MICHAEL ZEGEN / Joel Maisel

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series

Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series

Jennifer Aniston, The Morning Show

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series

Tony Shalhoub, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series

Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Fleabag

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Limited Series

Sam Rockwell, Fosse/Verdon

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Limited Series

Michelle Williams, Fosse/Verdon

STUNT ENSEMBLES

Outstanding Action Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Motion Picture

AVENGERS: ENDGAME

Outstanding Action Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Comedy or Drama Series

GAME OF THRONES

WINS BY STUDIO

Disney – 1
Neon – 1
Netflix – 1
Roadside Attractions/LD Entertainment – 1
Sony Pictures – 1
Warner Bros – 1

WINS BY NETWORK

Amazon – 3
FX – 2
HBO – 2
Netflix – 1
Apple – 1


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Caleb McLaughlin and Ken Jeong Come Together to Support ACS

The American Cancer Society (ACS), through its National Football League (NFL) Crucial Catch partnership, announced today that one lucky fan will have the opportunity to meet The Masked Singer’s Ken Jeong and watch the Super Bowl LIV with Stranger Things star Caleb McLaughlin during a VIP weekend experience of a lifetime in Miami, the host city of this year’s game. The two stars are coming together to lend their support to the important work that ACS does through its Super Bowl Sweepstakes, where fans can support Crucial Catch’s mission of increasing early-detection and cancer prevention while enjoying an all-expense paid trip to the NFL’s biggest game.

“I am thrilled to be partnering with the NFL and American Cancer Society in the fight against cancer at Super Bowl LIV. This is a cause near and dear to my heart as my wife is a breast cancer survivor herself,” says Jeong. “The NFL and ACS will be able to provide cancer screenings and treatment to so many people in need.”

The ACS and the NFL will offer Crucial Catch Super Bowl Sweepstakes winner and a guest round trip airfare to Miami, lodging, two tickets to Super Bowl LIV sitting alongside McLaughlin, a meet and greet with Jeong, pre-game sideline passes, access to the hottest parties in Miami and other exclusive perks. NFL fans can enter the sweepstakes at CrucialCatch.NFL.com by donating a minimum of $10 to the American Cancer Society.

“There is no discrimination when it comes to cancer. It affects everyone, especially those in the under-privileged communities that can’t afford to get the screenings they need,” said McLaughlin. “For this reason, I am truly happy to be partnering with the NFL and the American Cancer Society for the 2020 Super Bowl. 100% of the funds raised will help benefit the many people who are in desperate need of lifesaving screenings/treatments.”

Since 2009, the NFL and American Cancer Society have partnered in the commitment to the fight against cancer. Crucial Catch helps more people catch cancer early, when it may be easier to treat and focuses on the prevention and early detection of multiple cancers, particularly in high-risk communities.

“We’re so thankful for Ken and Caleb’s commitment to the fight against cancer,” said Sharon Byers, Chief Development, Marketing and Communications Officer, American Cancer Society. “What better way to enjoy the NFL’s biggest game than raising funds for the fight and mingling with some of today’s biggest stars.”

Known for his scene stealing abilities, actor, producer, writer and comedian Ken Jeong has established himself as one of today’s top comedic stars. Since his feature film debut playing the doctor in KNOCKED UP in 2007, Jeong has gone on to star in several memorable roles in a series of successful comedies including his role as an Asian-mobster “Mr. Chow” in the sleeper-hit comedy THE HANGOVER. Recently, Jeong appeared in the Warner Bros. box office sensation CRAZY RICH ASIANS which grossed over $150 million worldwide and earned multiple nominations including Golden Globes, SAG, and People’s Choice. In February 2019, Jeong returned to his stand-up roots for his first-ever hit Netflix comedy special, “Ken Jeong: You Complete Me, Ho”, which earned him a People’s Choice nomination for “The Comedy Act of 2019.” In television, Jeong can currently be seen as a judge on the FOX hit celebrity reality singing competition “The Masked Singer”, now in its second season. Prior to that, Ken starred on ABC’s “Dr. Ken”, which he was the creator, writer, and Executive Producer. Jeong’s career path started off on a different course. He earned his undergraduate degree at Duke University and went on to get his medical degree at the University of North Carolina.

Caleb McLaughlin stars as “Lucas Sinclair” in the Netflix global hit Stranger Things, which was renewed for a fourth season after the streaming giant revealed it was their “most-watched original series ever”. Recently, McLaughlin wrapped production on the film Concrete Cowboy which also stars Idris Elba and Jharrel Jerome. The film follows’ 15-year-old Cole (McLaughlin) who is taken to live with his estranged father (Elba) Harp in North Philadelphia, where he discovers the city’s vibrant urban cowboy subculture, which flourishes despite the surrounding poverty, violence, and encroachment of gentrification. McLaughlin will take the next major step in his burgeoning career with his debut as a recording artist, he plans to release new tracks and music videos in the new year. His music has an ultra-modern vibe with a fusion of R&B, electronic, and pop. He also recently released his own IGTV series, in association with ATTN: entitled Be Your Biggest Fan, based on a social movement he created online in which McLaughlin promotes self-love and self-confidence, while also giving his fans the opportunity to share their own stories and experiences.


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