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Gisele Slithers On The Red Carpet

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Gisele Bundchen attended the 39th AFI Lifetime Achievement Awards last night held at the Sony Pictures Studios in Culver City, California which honored Morgan Freeman.

But with the way Gisele was looking, who could even pay attention to anyone else.

Bundchen wore a gorgeous silver Oscar de la Renta gown. The embroidered gown featured a fishtail train and a bright pink ribbon around her waist.

While we’re not loving the ribbon, we ARE loving those snake earrings!

Gisele wore some serpent earrings and ring by Jack Vartanian.

Loves it!

[Image via WENN.]

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Danny Glover Asks Hollywood To Boycott Hugo Boss Tonight!

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With the Oscars taking place this weekend, actor Danny Glover has sent a letter to the nominees and presenters urging them not to wear Hugo Boss.

The reason behind Glover's boycott is due to Hugo Boss shutting down their Cleveland based plant at the end of April, which will result in 400 people losing their jobs. His letter explains:

"The workers are productive and the plant is profitable, but Hugo Boss has decided it can make even more profit by moving the production to Turkey or Eastern Europe. Hugo Boss says it wants to expand business in this country, and the brand depends on Hollywood cachet. Please tell the world you won't be wearing Hugo Boss on March 7."

Danny is also reaching out to Hollywood's A-Listers like George Clooney, Morgan Freeman, Jeremy Renner and Sean Penn to wear a to wear "Keep the Hugo Boss Plant Open" pin on their tuxedos.

So what does Hugo Boss have to say about this? In a statement they addressed the closing saying:

"The Cleveland Hugo Boss facility is not globally competitive. Hugo Boss tried in vain to find ways to make it globally competitive, and when that effort failed, we acted in the best interests of shareholders and customers by deciding to close the facility."

We think this is going to be a hard battle for Glover to win, but keep fighting the good fight!

[Image via WENN.]

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The Game Of Celeb Marketing Has Changed


Marketing consultant Millward Brown has created a scoring system that determines how effective a given celebrity would be at endorsements, as well as which brand would be the best fit for each celebrity.

Dubbed Cebra (Celebrity and brand combined), the scoring system works on a scale of 0-100 and weighs three factors: celebrity, buzz, and likeability.

From there, the the personality characteristics are paired with consumers' attitudes about certain brands, which leads to an indication of which celeb works best for which brand.

Millward Brown teamed with Bangor University in the U.K. to develope the measurement system based on the neurological facts about how the brain processes feelings and emotions for various brands and celebrities.

So what were the results?

Well, Will Smith and Brad Pitt tied for first, which is not at all surprising. Tiger Woods (pre-known adulterer) and Oprah came in second place. Denzel Washington scored third, while Clint Eastwood and Ellen DeGeneres tied for fourth. Morgan Freeman, Johnny Depp, and Angelina Jolie came in a three way tie for fifth.

The scoring system determeind that Brad Pitt's all-American quality matched nicely with Gap, Oprah would be a great mascot for Amazon.com, Will Smith would do well for Gillette and Ellen would be good for Priceline.com. Cebra suggested Clint for Chevron and Angie for Visa.

We have to say, we really think those pairings are dead on!

Others who scored well were Miley Cyrus, who was suggested for Starbucks, and Reese Witherspoon, who was paired with Target.

This is a pretty cool development in the marketing world, and it makes us wonder if a high Cebra score will becoming a bargaining chip for celebrities' agents and publicists. This could change the game!

We're sure Ungaro which they had a rating for Lindsay Lohan before hiring her.

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