Grandpa Rules in Coca-Cola Ad Addressing Obesity Issue …

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Life was much simpler back then, wasn’t it? Coke looks back on olden times in this new one-minute spot, out of David. “Grandfather” presents a day in two men’s lives using a familiar split screen approach. But this time, the left-hand sepia-toned frame shows the routine of a young 1950’s married man, while on the right the same actor portrays his modern-day counterpart. In the end, the generations merge together seamlessly when we discover the two men are grandfather and grandson.

The old-timer’s life emerges as the simpler one in which time moves slower, food portions are smaller, snacks are healthier and physical exertion is a given in his daily routine. Another noticeable difference is his happier demeanor — none of his lifestyle choices seem to put a strain on him and, hey, he gets to enjoy a guilt-free cold cola at the end. The spot, which is backed by Tom Jones’ “It’s Not Unusual,” began airing in the U.K. today as a part of Coke’s continuing efforts to raise awareness about balanced diets and active healthy living. It also strategically presents the brand’s zero-calorie and zero-sugar option, Coca-Cola Zero. You know, because that’s what grandpa would have chosen, if he could have, back in the day.

Coca-Cola also took a more lighthearted, animated approach to promoting the active lifestyle in another spot created out of The Cyranos and directed by Johnny Kelly of Nexus, who also was behind Chipotle’s celebrated “Back to the Start.” Check out his director’s cut below.

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Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher to split? SNORE

Apparently, Demi Moore recently tweeted that an implication that she had had a row with her husband and is now trying to get over it. But, as celebrity rumour mills go, someone quickly decided this was enough to start saying that this may be a sure sign that the couple are splitting up.

Now, I don’t know about everyone else, but when I’ve been in a long relationship, occasional fights were normal. Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher (who is 15 years her junior) have been together for around 8 years. I’d say it was worrying if there WEREN’T any fights or wobbles to report.

This is all People magazine have to justify their hard-hitting headline: On Sept. 23, Moore shared a quote from Greek philosopher Epictetus, writing, “When we are offended at any man’s fault, turn to yourself & study your own failings. Then you will forget your anger.”

Demi Moore has been Tweeting all sorts of nonsense again

What part of that statement says “I’m splitting up with my husband”?? What it looks like to me is an attempt to resolve any conflict and move on. But apparently OTHER rumours have also been floating around – for example that 33-year-old Kutcher has been doing the dirty on Moore, who is 48 and does not look it.

The pair also spent their sixth wedding anniversary – Sept. 24 – apart and have both curbed their prolific tweeting, says People. “Kutcher allegedly arrived in San Diego on Sept. 23 for a weekend of partying with his former That ’70s Show costar Danny Masterson. Among their stops: Fluxx nightclub, where they had a VIP table. The actor also refrained from tweeting anything on his wedding anniversary.”

Well ok, maybe they’re going through a rough patch. It’s hardly a shocker, given they’ve been together so long. But actually, it was pretty stupid of her to tweet anything so suggestive in the first place. She is a bit of an attention-seeker. Remember all those weird, sexy photos she posted of herself on Twitter, clearly to prove that age has not got the better of her.

Anyway, Moore has been in New York City to promote the short film she directed as part of Lifetime’s TV anthology, Five. The actress attended the premier along with Jennifer Aniston, who also directed a short, on Monday night.

Neither actor’s rep has commented.

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Marc Anthony talks about split from Jennifer Lopez

Marc Anthony has opened up about his recent split from wife of 7 years, Jennifer Lopez. In an interview with ABC News, the latino singer said there was nothing scandalous behind the separation.

“I’ll tell you that it wasn’t something sensationalistic happening,” he said.

According to a source close to the them, the couple had been arguing non-stop for months and decided to go their separate ways for the sake of their kids. On top of that, there were apparently issues on a movie set, envy on the set of American Idol and times when Lopez thought her husband was being unfaithful – a claim that Anthony says is “absolutely not” true.

Jennifer Lopez is a wonderful woman, according to her ex-husband

“It was a realization on both our parts. So you know it wasn’t shocking. These things happen,” he says. “It was a decision that we made jointly.”

“This is not a funeral. This is not a burial,” he continues after having expressed the intention of continuing to work on the reality show Q’Viva! The Chosen co-starring his now estranged wife. “This is just two people who came together and just realized – and so I’m saying that it wasn’t sustainable the way it was, and that’s that.”

Anthony, 42, says he will continue to be a good father to his children – twins Max and Emme. “I’m always going to be Daddy. And they’re used to me traveling and Jennifer traveling and, you know, we speak all the time, and try to maintain that presence.”

Asked whether he still loves Lopez, 41, he replies: “I’ll always love Jennifer. Yes. I’ll always love Jennifer. She knows that. Jennifer’s a wonderful, wonderful woman, a wonderful mother, a wonderful friend, you know. We understand this to be a long story. This is not a short story.”

What does he mean by that? – That he has always been and will continue to be there for the latin diva.

“I think anybody will tell you how I supported her, from day one. I’m really, really happy for her,” he says. “We’re going to be in each other’s lives for many, many, many years, and I’m glad that our friendship is that strong.”

In any case, both are putting on a brave face. Anthony spent some in Colombia, where he delivered an upbeat performance and even joked about his marital woes on-stage. “They’re saying I’m single,” he apparently told the audience. But reports from Bogota say the star was unusually distant.

[adsense]In the meantime, Lopez has also immersed herself in work by shooting an ad campaign for her Kohl’s fashion line. A source said the singer is “doing ok” and has been spending a lot of quality time with her children and family in L.A.

Of a similar age, both of Puerto Rican descent, both Latin artists with a musical background, they had more in common than the often bizarre couplings that Hollywood attracts. Think Jeff Goldblum and his teeny girlfriend (recently split),  Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta Jones etc.

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Minka Kelly and Derek Jeter split after three years

Actress Minka Kelly and baseball star Derek Jeter have called time on their three-year relationship, her rep told People.

“They care about each other and it was amicable,” says a source. “They’re still friends.”

31-year-old Kelly was often seen cheering for her now ex-boyfriend, 37, at New York Yankees games and was there when he got his 3,000th hit in July.

Minka Kelly was voted sexiest woman alive

The pair, who have famously kept their relationship very private, got together in May 2008 and were rumoured to have become engaged earlier this year.

Kelly, who has starred in The Roommate alongside Leighton Meester, was voted Esquire’s sexiest woman alive last year. She is due to appear on a TV reboot of 70s classic Charlie’s Angels and recently began filming in Miami.

The new series is said to be a modern adaptation of the infamous story of three female private detectives – Charlie’s Angels – who meet when they are all employed by the same mysterious man.

Ramon Rodriguez, star of The Wire, iss et to play the role of Charlie’s assistant Bosley and the ABC project will be headed by Sony Pictures TV and Drew Barrymore’s production company, Flower Films.

[adsense]Barrymore herself is more than familiar with the cult show, starring in the two-part movie remake, Charlie’s Angels in 200 and Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle in 2003, alongside Lucy Liu and Cameron Diaz.

 Other couples who have recently announced their split include Latino singers Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony and Jeff Goldblum and his teeny girlfriend

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Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez Have Not Split Up – Again!

Squealing pre-menstruating Justin Bieber fans – also worryingly known as ‘Beliebers’ as if they were part of some dubious religious sect – gave a communal boo of disappointment yesterday as it turned out that rumours of a split between their false idol and his ‘ugly talentless biatch’ Selena Gomez who he’s been dating since last year are not true, and that the young teen couple are in fact still very much an item.

[adsense]It had earlier been reported that Gomez called off the relationship with Bieber after he sent a text message to a previous Mrs Bieber – Jasmine Villegas (another in a sudden glut of teeny pop star whose parents probably don’t care if their kids end up like Amy Winehouse, so long as they make them lots of delicious dirty money before they snuff it.)

19-year-old Gomez said that their relationship was in fact “all good” in an interview with Contact Music, that she gave recently, but also said that she had no plans to marry the be-haircutted boy star. That alone will probably be just enough to nourish a tiny glimmer of hope in the overactive imaginations of Bieber’s delusional pre-pubescent fan base.

Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez kissing

Look away Bieber fans: Justin and Selena Gomez Have a Kissy Wissy.

According to UK ‘stalwart’ The Daily Mail Justin Bieber actually attended Gomez’s concert in Florida on the day that the rumour materialised, and also joined Gomez on stage during the performance – her debut – on July 25, where he performed a rendition of Justin Timberlake’s Cry me a River and, his very own track, Favorite Girl.

Later that night, he posted the following on Twitter, “@selenagomez u did great tonight. proud of u.”

More dull rumours appeared regarding the young couple back in April when apparently they had split again, but those turned out to be false too, although the haircut was very much real.

I’m not sure where these unfounded rumours appear from and what the point of them is. Is it PR for the artist keeping the artists’ names in the media, the desperate media devoid of anything to write about, creating stories of their own, or just the wishful thinking of crooked fans not quite right in the contents of their skulls?

There are always some silly and clearly untrue rumours circulating around the smelly corridors of the internet about Bieber. If they are to be believed, not only has he split up with Selena Gomez a handful of times but he is also dead. That’s definitely untrue as his haircut has been seen publically since.

Justin Bieber’s fan base has been the course of some concern since he achieved his inexplicable success. His demographic being pre-pubescent girls who it appears have the most evil minds on the planet. Thank god that they don’t have the physical power to carryout their evil threats. Selena Gomez has been the subject of many a cowardly online death threats and vitriol from crazy jealous under-aged Bieber fans unable to cope with what they see as ‘infidelities’ by the singer.

Justin Bieber playing football

Justin Bieber proves he is just a normal boy with a girl's haircut.

Crazy and jealous is one of those bad combinations when it comes to human characteristics. It’s up there with stupid and arrogant. Luckily, they’ll grow out of it. I can only begin to imagine the shame in five years when they look back and recall that they issued anonymous online death threats to some poor young girl they’d never met, just because they were jealous because their ‘hero’ – some pretty nitwit with a woman’s haircut (they’d never met) – was dating someone that wasn’t them.

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Kat Von D and Jesse James Split Whilst Still In Love

There must be unhappy dust in the water over at celebrity towers this last week, as another celebrity couple has only gone and split up.

This time Kat Von D and Jesse JamesSandra Bullock’s ex-husband have revealed that they have split, despite being engaged to wed later this year, blaming the long distance nature of their relationship for the fracture.

42-year-old James – host of Monster Garage – admits that he’s unhappy about the situation. “I’m so sad because I really love her. The distance between us was just too much.” Quirky beauty Von D is a famous tattoo artist and host of reality TV show, LA Ink that is shot in Los Angeles. While James lives near to Austin, Texas with his three children from two previous marriages.

Kat von D

"Vixen" - Kat Von D

Other celebrity couples that have just severed their ties include Jay-Lo and Marc Anthony; and more recently Kristin Cavallari and Jay Cutler, whose break up was publicised just yesterday.

[adsense]Kat and Jesse seemed like the ultimate rock & roll couple. Their relationship began last year and they were quick – clearly too quick – to announce their engagement in January this year. Then just last month there were rumors afoot that the couple might be calling the impending wedding off but Jesse disputed this saying, “That is absolutely not true. We’re still going strong. Things are completely good with us.”  Clearly not that good, Jesse.

James called Von D “a vixen”, whereas in his book American Outlaw he described previous wife Sandra Bullock as “a predictable wife” whose idea of an exciting evening was watching a new release DVD at home. The long winter evenings must have flown by.

Sandra Bullock

Sandra Bullock - "predictable wife"

Perhaps, if James and Von D are really so in love, and let’s be all gooey and old-fashioned and hope that they are actually (in a cynical world of cursory celebrity amalgamations) fond of each other. Then they will realise that location, money and career are not really so important as being with a special someone.

Kat von D and Jesse James

Kat Von D and Jesse James - split

Von D tweeted the news of the separation: “I am no longer with Jesse and out of respect for him, his family and myself, that’s all the info I’d like to share. Thanks for respecting that.” She also sent a message to Chandler – James’s daughter – on Twitter, that simply read “Kisses to both of you!!!” And Chandler responded with emoticons of a sad face and a broken heart.

It’s no fairytale world but I don’t think geographical location should be a valid excuse for a good relationship to dissemble.

Fingers crossed for Kat and Jesse.

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J Lo and Marc Anthony: Jealousy and Infidelity

After Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony announced that their seven-year marriage had ended ‘amicably’, we’ve all been waiting for the onslaught of comments from ‘close sources’ dishing the dirt on their ‘friends’. Five days on  and the time has come.

According to People, the couple’s claim of reaching an amicable conclusion on all their marital matters is even more surprising than the split is to us. In fact, the pair had apparently been arguing non stop for the past months.

Jennifer Lopez

One of the last times Lopez, 41, and Anthony, 42, were in the public eye together, they were sharing the stage (and a passionate kiss) at the May 25 American Idol final. But all was no well in paradise. A source close to the Latino duo said the arguing was getting out of hand and that “Marc and Jennifer decided it’s best to go their separate ways for the sake of their two kids.”

On top of that, there were apparently issues on a movie set, envy on the set of American Idol and times when Lopez thought her husband was being unfaithful – a claim an insider from the Anthony camp disputes. “They started to see life differently,” the source says, adding that Anthony had always been extremely supportive of his wife’s career.

The insider says the break up is for the best: “Though they love, admire and respect each other very much, they just needed to be apart.”

Marc Anthony in better days

In any case, both are putting on a brave face. Anthony spent the weekend in Colombia, where he delivered an upbeat performance and even joked about his marital woes on-stage. “They’re saying I’m single,” he apparently told the audience. But reports from Bogota say the star was unusually distant.

Anthony apparently kept to himself in his hotel room, in stark contrast to other times he’s been in town, another source told People. “Everything he ordered was by room service. He was distant from people.”

His guitarist Mario Sebastian was more optimistic and said “He’s a performer. He is as confident as all the band members are. The show always will go on.”

[adsense]In the meantime, Lopez has also immersed herself in work by shooting an ad campaign for her Kohl’s fashion line. A source said the singer is “doing ok” and has been spending a lot of quality time with her children and family in L.A.

The insider added: “She is, of course, sad that she and Marc didn’t work out, but they both feel they have tried everything.”

Of a similar age, both of Puerto Rican descent, both Latin artists with a musical background, they had more in common than the often bizarre couplings that Hollywood attracts. Think Jeff Goldblum and his teeny girlfriend (recently split), pensioner Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta Jones, Genghis and Chaka Khan etc.

We thought Lopez and Anthony had it made. In photographs the duo always appeared very much in love with one another and their body language seemed to mirror that. So it comes as something of a shock to find out that just one year after they renewed their marriage vows, the relationship has disintegrated to the point of no return.

Click here to read more about the split.

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Jennifer Lopez & Marc Anthony in Marriage Split

Oh no! I hear you cry. One of celebrity’s favourite couples has announced the end of their marriage today after seven years of what – on the outside – appeared to be marital bliss.

In a joint statement Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony told people.com “We have decided to end our marriage… This was a very difficult decision. We have come to an amicable conclusion on all matters. It is a painful time for all involved and we appreciate the respect of our privacy at this time.”

Lopez and Anthony, 41 and 42 respectively got married in 2004 in a secret ceremony at their home in Beverly Hills.

Jlo and Marc Anthony

J Lo and Marc Anthony - one Hollywood coupling we thought might last.

Whilst celebrity marriages seem to fracture and collapse more quickly than those of us normal folk who have the fallout to consider, there are a few famous couples out there that seem to have found the perfect recipe for a good, strong relationship. Love them or loathe them, the Lopez and Anthony amalgamation was just one of those.

Of a similar age, both of Puerto Rican descent, both Latin artists with a musical background, they had more in common than the often bizarre couplings that Hollywood attracts. Think Jeff Goldblum and his teeny girlfriend (recently split), pensioner Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta Jones, Genghis and Chaka Khan etc. We thought Lopez and Anthony had it made. In photographs the duo always appeared very much in love with one another and their body language seemed to mirror that. So it comes as something of a shock to find out that just one year after they renewed their marriage vows, the relationship has disintegrated to the point of no return.

Marc Anthony & Jennifer Lopez slow dancing

Marc Anthony & Jennifer Lopez during happier times.

Most of us are unfortunately au fait with the emotional rollercoaster experienced during the death of a relationship. Having to do that publicly must be exceptionally difficult. I’m not saying that they don’t deserve it. If they want the eye of the public on them, then that involves the bad times and not just the publicity shots and interviews that strangely coincide with the release of their new movie, autobiography, album, single, perfume, clothing range, children’s book, prophylactic, chemical toilet, pencil sharpener etc. They can’t just have our attention when they want it. Celebrity is for life, not just for premiers.

Jennifer 'Jlo' Lopez and Marc Anthony with babies Max and Emme.

Marc Anthony and Jennifer Lopez with twin babies Max and Emme.

The couple also have two children together (twins Max and Emme), and this is where our sympathy should lie. Celebrities seem to produce children at the merest drop of a Philip Treacy hat. Squeezing them out with a speed and regularity that often makes me wonder if famous people have a special accelerated gestation period reserved only for them. It’s probably pain-free as well. And they use body doubles at the moment of conception. Why they procreate so easily and quickly I don’t know. Perhaps because they don’t need to consider money nor even whether or not they need to look after the children themselves because they bring in nannies and tutors and can be back on the red carpet showing off their tits and teeth before their cervix has returned to its former calibre. Having children for them is not the career ending, life sentence it is for normal folk who have to say goodbye to freedom and life as they know it for a minimum period of 16 years, with no time off for good behaviour.

[adsense]It’s a shame the Lopez/Anthony’s have split but no doubt they will both be overtly dating some other well-known figure Hollywood-style and having more glamorous children with them in the blink of an eye. It’s the little Lopez/Anthony’s I feel sorry for.

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Brian McFadden and "angel" Delta Goodrem break up

Former Westlife star Brian McFadden and his Australian singer fiancee, Delta Goodrem, have decided to call it quits on their four-year relationship. Fortunately, if their joint statement is anything to go by, there are no bad feelings between the two – their decision to go their separate ways  is mutual and amicable.

As is increasingly the norm these days, news of the break up became public knowledge via Twitter, with 30-year-old Brian posting: “I love Delta and always will. She is one of God’s living angels. I thank her for giving me the best years of my life. Please give us time x”

Brian, who moved down South to be with Delta, 26,  also recently poured out his heart on Twitter with a Valentine’s message, giving no indication that there was any trouble brewing in the love front: “Happy valentine to the most beautiful thing to ever arrive on this planet. My angel, my soul mate, my best friend, my life. @delta_goodrem x’

They first met in 2004, when Brian — at the time still married to former Atomic Kittens singer Kerry Katona, and with whom he has two children — asked Delta to sing a duet with him.

Well, their days as a duet are over…

“Delta Goodrem and Brian McFadden regretfully announce that they are no longer engaged, and after much consideration, have mutually decided to end their relationship,” their joint statement reads.

“This decision has been made with a lot of soul searching from both parties with the realisation that they have grown apart.

“They leave the partnership with respect for one and other, wishing each other success and happiness for the future.”

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Another couple who recently split, just months after announcing their engagement is Sienna Miller and Jude Law.

Read about other recent celebrity split ups: Keira Knightly and Rupert Friend, Scarlett Johansson and Ryan Reynolds, Taylor Swift and Jake Gyllenhaal, Zac Efron and Vanessa Hudgens, and John Mellencamp‘s divorce.

Zac Efron moves on – to Teresa Palmer

Hearts will break all across the world. Including Vanessa Hudgens’, who was nowhere in sight when her heartthrob ex-boyfriend Zac Efron stepped out onto the red carpet with a new lady on his arm – actress Teresa Palmer.

This appearance has once and for all quashed rumours of a possible reconciliation between 22-year-old Hudgens and Efron, 23, who met on the set of High School Musical and dated for four years.

Efron took his new date to the screening of her upcoming film Take Me Home Tonight on Thursday.

“There was definitely some hand-holding,” a source tells People of the couple at the event’s after-party at L.A.’s Pink Taco restaurant. “The two ate together and seemed really engaged in conversation. They seemed really into each other…They weren’t trying to hide their affection at all, even though they knew people were watching them.”

According to Perez Hilton, that was just the beginning of the night. The celeb blogger claims Efron and Palmer later left the party together and headed over to West Hollywood’s Voyeur, where they were seen “getting handsy” with each other, dirty dancing and even making out.

Another source told People that Efron “gave high-fives to his friends” and watched the barely dressed go-go dancers “slide up and down the wall” with “a huge smile on his face.”

“Zac chatted with Teresa for awhile,” the source added. “She leaned in close so she could hear over the music [while Zac was] smiling and slightly flirting with her. There was no overt PDA, but he was not shy about giving her leg the occasional touch.”

While Zac is out having fun with an attractive blonde, Vanesssa Hudgens has chosen to focus more on her career. “It’s going to be a very, very busy year,” she said in an interview with People. “I have three movies coming out in the next year, so I’m excited to see what the future is going to hold.”

[adsense]The Disney star also said of her current relationship with Zac Efron: “We’re good.”

Let’s hope the news of his bid to move on from their break up does not stir any unhappy feelings.

Click here to read more about Zac Efron and Vanessa Hudgens’ split and Zac Efron’s transformation for a role as a marine.

Click here to read more about fellow Disney star Demi Lovato and the sex tape rumours connected to her and her subsequent stint in rehab.

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