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Jessica Simpson Teams with Jennifer Hudson in New Weight Watchers Ad

Youtube(NEW YORK) -- Jessica Simpson’s latest Weight Watchers commercial teams her up with another famous singer who shed a miraculous amount of pounds on the program: Jennifer Hudson.

Simpson and Hudson tout the benefits of Weight Watchers in the latest “Expect Amazing” ad, posted on YouTube Wednesday and debuting on TV Thursday. “I naturally became a healthier me,” says Hudson, who went from a size 16 to a size 6 in 2010, when she was Weight Watchers’ celebrity spokesperson. Simpson, who took on that role in May and lost more than 50 pounds, says, “I amazed myself.”

With another baby on the way, Simpson is no longer following the Weight Watchers program. On Christmas Day, the singer-turned-fashion designer revealed that she’s expecting her second child. She’s since showed off her burgeoning baby bump on Twitter.


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Scarlett Johansson, Eva Longoria Urge Women to Vote for Obama

ABC/Donna Svennevik(NEW YORK) -- Scarlett Johansson, Eva Longoria and Kerry Washington want to talk to you about women and Mitt Romney.

In a new political ad by Political Action, the three actresses speak about Romney’s stance on women’s health issues, including Planned Parenthood funding and abortion. They also encourage women to vote for Obama.


“If you think that this election won’t affect you and your life, think again,” Johansson says in the video.

Longoria and Johansson have been active in Obama’s campaign. Desperate Housewives star Longoria is co-chairwoman of the president’s re-election campaign and both women made speeches at the Democratic National Convention last month.

Shortly after the ad was uploaded to YouTube Monday, Romney’s team released an ad about women’s health issues as well.

“You know, those ads say Mitt Romney would ban all abortions and contraception seemed a bit extreme, so I looked into it,” a woman identified as Sarah Minto says in the video. "It turns out Romney doesn’t oppose contraception at all. In fact, he thinks abortion should be an option in cases of rape, incest or to save a mother’s life.”

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Samuel L. Jackson to Star in New Obama Ad?

ABC/Eric McCandless(NEW YORK) -- Samuel L. Jackson and the super PAC that funds comedian Sarah Silverman’s “Great Schlep” are reportedly in talks to cut a new ad, which could feature the “Pulp Fiction” actor telling voters to “Wake the f**k up, vote for Obama.”

The spot has been pitched and would be written by the author Adam Mansbach, whose salty children’s book, “Go the F**k to Sleep,” became a viral hit when Jackson’s reading of it was posted on YouTube.

The New York Post reported Friday morning that the script was in and the shoot was imminent, but Ben Wyskida of the Jewish Council and Education and Research told ABC News Friday night that while Jackson had expressed interest in doing the ad, there is no deal just yet.

First up, Wyskida said, was a new video featuring Silverman, who in 2008 famously asked young (mostly Jewish) voters to go down to Florida -- in The Great Schlep -- to guilt their grandparents into voting for then-candidate Barack Obama.

This election season, Silverman, backed by super PAC bucks, released a video asking casino magnate and Republican mega-donor Sheldon Adelson to switch sides and send President Obama the $100 million he had purportedly pledged to the Romney cause. He did not.

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Super Bowl Commercial with Ferris Bueller Debuts Online

Jason Kempin/WireImage(LOS ANGELES) -- Last week, a 10-second teaser of a Super Bowl ad starring Matthew Broderick as a present-day Ferris Bueller was posted onto YouTube, leaving many to wonder what the clip was meant to promote.  The mystery was solved on Monday, when the full-length commercial was released.

In the ad for the 2012 Honda CR-V, Broderick behaves much like his character in the 1986 comedy Ferris Bueller's Day Off.  The ad is similar to the film in many ways -- most notably, Broderick pretends to be ill so he can play hooky from work.

At one point, a character says Broderick's name repeatedly in a monotone voice, not unlike how Ben Stein's character, a high school teacher, called out for Bueller in the movie.  The spot also includes the signature Ferris Bueller's Day Off song "Oh Yeah."

An executive for the ad firm that developed the spot tells Entertainment Weekly that Broderick initially turned down the idea, but, the exec says, "[A] week later he called and asked if it was still on the table.  I think he just wanted to be convinced that we would do the movie justice.”

The Hangover director Todd Phillips helmed the commercial.

The Super Bowl airs on NBC this Sunday.

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Dakota Fanning's Perfume Print Ad Pulled for Being Too Suggestive

Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic(LONDON) -- Dakota Fanning's U.K. magazine ad for Marc Jacobs's Oh, Lola! perfume has been deemed too suggestive by the U.K.'s Ad Standards Authority, and it has ruled that the ads must be pulled, reports

The print ad features the 17-year-old actress in a thigh-length dress with an oversize rose-topped bottle of Oh, Lola! positioned between her legs.

The U.K.'s Ad Standards Authority found that "the length of her dress, her leg and position of the perfume bottle drew attention to her sexuality.  Because of that, along with her appearance, we considered the ad could be seen to sexualize a child.”  Furthermore, the ASA said the ad was irresponsible, and likely to cause “serious offense."

On Tuesday, Marc Jacobs released a statement saying, "It was our pleasure to work with Dakota Fanning for the Oh, Lola! campaign.  She is a smart, pretty, interesting, talented young woman and we would never have suggested an advertising concept that we thought was inappropriate."

Jacobs added, "I believe she is also very thoughtful about the projects she takes on and would not have done something that she felt was in questionable taste.  It's really unfortunate that people have taken anything negative from what we believe is a really good campaign and one that so perfectly embodies the fragrance."

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Morgan Freeman Again Denies He Voiced Political Ad

Christopher Polk/Getty Images for AFI(LOS ANGELES) -- The voice of Morgan Freeman can be heard promoting Visa cards, and for a while, he was the voice of The CBS Evening News with Katie Couric.  But one place fans definitely didn't hear the Oscar winner was in a local ad for a conservative group called Citizens for a Strong America.

The group's TV spot attacking Wisconsin Democrat and state Senate candidate Shelly Moore features narration that sounds an awful lot like Freeman -- but it's not him, the actor's rep Stan Rosenfield tells

Incidentally, this isn't the first time Freeman had to make a denial like this.  In 2010, the Oscar-winning actor insisted he didn't voice an ad supporting B.J. Lawson, a Republican in North Carolina who ran for Congress against Democrat David Price and lost.

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Naomi Campbell Accuses Cadbury Ad of Being Racist

Brand X Pictures/Thinkstock(LONDON) -- An ad from the Cadbury chocolate company referencing Naomi Campbell has drawn complaints from some, including Campbell herself, who claim it's racist. The ad features a picture of Cadbury's new chocolate bar, Bliss, underneath the caption, "Move over Naomi, there's a new diva in town."

Campbell says she was shocked by the ad, which appeared in U.K. newspapers last week. She's quoted by Britain's The Independent as saying, "It's upsetting to be described as chocolate, not just for me, but for all black women and black people. I do not find any humour in this. It is insulting and hurtful." She says she is considering "every option available" against Cadbury, which is owned by Kraft. Furthermore, the British activist group Operation Black Vote has reached out to Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson, asking for their support.

Cadbury contends that its ad was "a light-hearted take on the social pretensions of Cadbury Dairy Milk Bliss." However, the company notes that the ad is "no longer in circulation" and that it has no plans to "repeat the campaign."

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