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Seattle Sutton with Cubs Legend Ron Santo

Seattle Sutton with Cubs Legend Ron Santo

Seattle Sutton shared smiles and her provided healthy meal plan with Chicago Cubs baseball legend Ron Santo, who also appeared in her commercial broadcast campaign.

April 06, 2014 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: TV commericals long and storied 'blended ad' tradition

OFFBEAT: TV commericals long and storied 'blended ad' tradition

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

April 02, 2014 12:00 am Video
As Seen on TV! Ronco kitchen line reaching new generation with new face guiding consumers

As Seen on TV! Ronco kitchen line reaching new generation with new face guiding consumers

"Even when I'm shopping in a store and I see that little 'As seen on TV' sign, I get pulled in," Engel said. "I love the gadgets."

May 04, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Ron Popeil of Ronco and Infomercial Fame

Ron Popeil of Ronco and Infomercial Fame

Ron Popeil's face is famed as the classic pitchman of products featured in television infomercials.

May 02, 2013 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: Passing of famed pairs this month totals three

OFFBEAT: Passing of famed pairs this month totals three

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

January 23, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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'Resurrected' Colonel Harland Sanders munches KFC chocolate chip cookies with Santa

'Resurrected' Colonel Harland Sanders munches KFC chocolate chip cookies with Santa

A man who strongly resembles the late Col. Harland Sanders is being used in a new series of commercials promoting a new line of chocolate chip cookies at KFC. The real Sanders died at age 90 on Dec. 16, 1980.

January 09, 2013 12:00 am

This election season was the worst I've ever seen

Angels in heaven rejoice, the political ads are gone and none of us miss them!

November 15, 2012 12:00 am
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The Daily Fix

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June 11, 2012 12:00 am
VU grad and legendary pitchman JoBe Cerny talks advertising

VU grad and legendary pitchman JoBe Cerny talks advertising

Cerny, 54, has also spent decades as the voice of the Pillsbury Doughboy. It's his pipes behind that famous giggle, which he's been providing since 1987.

February 07, 2012 9:00 am Photos

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VU Grad, legendary pitchman JoBe Cerny scratches his head at some Super Bowl commercials

VU Grad, legendary pitchman JoBe Cerny scratches his head at some Super Bowl commercials

The Academy Award nominated film "The Artist" is attracting crowds as it tells a story of drama and humor in two hours — all without saying a world.

February 05, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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OFFBEAT: VU grad JoBe Cerny back on campus today with celeb audio Bible

OFFBEAT: VU grad JoBe Cerny back on campus today with celeb audio Bible

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

December 01, 2011 12:00 am

Time for TV stations to turn down volume on commercials

Do the TV stations not realize we can tell commercials are becoming louder and louder? I think everyone watching TV needs to hit the mute button on the remote, and we need to start complaining to the TV stations.

June 12, 2011 12:00 am
Sarah Ferguson and Ronald McDonald

Sarah Ferguson and Ronald McDonald

Sarah Ferguson, who has lent her name and image to many commercial images, ranging from Weight Watchers to mustard advertisements, is reportedly not included on the lists of family and guests invited to Prince William's wedding to Kate Middleton April 29.

March 30, 2011 5:44 pm

Neither a borrower nor a lender be

Since the advent of Tivo, I have dedicated myself to avoiding commercials on television with the exact same zeal I attempt to avoid another hip replacement. Much like the hip, you do occasionally have to endure it. My venture into commercials has been eye-opening.

September 18, 2010 12:00 am
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