|5 hours agoKFC’s new celebrity colonel isn’t a celebrity at all.
The fried-chicken chain just picked Christopher Boyer, an unknown actor, to play the part of Colonel Sanders in its latest twist on the campaign from Wieden + Kennedy. Why choose an unknown? Because Boyer is playing the role of the Value Colonel—and KFC says not using a celebrity this time will help the brand save money so it can “continue to offer complete meals that won’t break the bank.”
New TV spots featuring Boyer as the Value Colonel begin airing Dec. 28. Check out two spots below.
KFC says Boyer has mostly had bit parts in TV shows over the years, including roles like “man in mattress store,” “professor” and “old seasoned farmer.” Boyer actually auditioned for the role of Colonel Sanders in 2015 when KFC began casting for its Colonel campaign—though the company claims not to recall that.
“After casting a wide net to find our next Colonel, everywhere from big-shot Hollywood agents to postings on job boards and even..
If you’re in the business of creating, performing, or recording music, there are steps you can take to make the most of your year-end gear purchases and potential tax deductions. But you need to wrap these up by December 31 to be able to claim them on your tax return, so you’ll want to plan your purchases now…
Here’s a “nuts and bolts” explanation of Section 179 (first-year depreciation allowance for equipment) and how to take advantage of it. It’s important to know that the deduction limit for Section 179 increased to $1,000,000 for 2018 and beyond…
… That was the December sales pitch from ..
Country Star Michael RayBusted for DUI, Drug Possession After McD's Fender Bender 12/20/2017 7:58 AM PST EXCLUSIVE
Country star Michael Ray's definitely NOT singing "I'm Lovin' It" ... after a minor collision at McDonald's got him busted for DUI and drugs.
The Eustis PD was called to McDonald's just after 3 AM Wednesday in Florida after Michael's 2012 Jeep hit the car in front of him while waiting in a drive-thru line. According to the police report, obtained by TMZ, cops say Michael told them his foot slipped off the pedal.
Cops say Michael had bloodshot eyes, slurred speech, reeked of alcohol and he stumbled when he got out of the car. Cops say he told them he was coming from a bar. They conducted a series of sobriety tests, which cops say Michael bombed.
He was arrested for DUI and felony possession of weed oil, which cops say they found while searching him. Michael's expected to be released from jail soon. We've reach..
NellyShe Lied ... Now I'll Sue Rape Accuser 12/16/2017 6:44 AM PST Prosecutors are done with Nelly's alleged rape case, but he isn't -- he's vowing to sue the woman he says falsely accused him.
TMZ broke the story ... prosecutors in Washington State dropped the case this week, saying the accuser wasn't cooperating and therefore they couldn't proceed. Nelly's attorney Scott Rosenblum isn't surprised and tells us, "Nelly has suffered very real damage to his reputation. He has incurred economic loss and painfully has watched his family suffer. As a result Nelly is planning to proceed with litigation as the first step in restoring his reputation."
Rosenblum says Nelly recognizes real victims of sexual assault need to be heard, and adds that's why they're going after his accuser. "This type of reckless false allegation cannot be tolerated as it is an affront to the real survivors of sexual assault."
The accuser's attorney said her clien..
(Newswire.net -- December 24, 2017) --US ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley became the latest victim of well-known Russian phone pranksters Vladimir Krasnov and Aleksey Stolyarov, aka Vovan and Lexus.
Impersonating Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki, the Russian pranksters expressed concern about violation of human rights in Ukraine. Ambassador Haley responded that the US appreciate Poland’s support during the recent voting in UNGA. However, Poland wasn’t on a list of US supporters in the case, but abstained from voting.
In a 22 minute recording of the conversation in question the voice that Russian pranksters claim belongs to Nikki Haley is heard supporting the fake Polish PM by politely responding to all sorts of nonsense. At one point, the prankster asked Haley what her opinion is on an imaginary South China Sea island – Binomo. He even spelled the name so Haley would know exactly which island was the topic of the conversation. The island, however, does not exist on the world map, but ..
Comedian Lee Kyle has tried to buck the trend of TV-famous comedians touring the UK by setting up his own UK tour. Kyle's 32-date tour, entitled 'Folly - Because why should you have to be famous to tour?', starts in Heaton on January 4 and currently ends on June 21 in South Shields.
Kyle explains here: "At the 2017 Edinburgh Fringe, Lee Kyle got a really nice review. The bit that stuck in his mind was that 'It would be good to see him find more of his audience. "Yeah" he thought "It bloody would!"
So, in a moment of madness, he has decided to bite off more than he can chew and has booked a 30+ date national tour, as an attempt to answer the question "What happens if you do a tour while not actually being famous?"
Then, as if that wasn't enough, he is ending the tour with a gig in a 400-seat Customs House theatre in his home town of South Shields
He'll also be recording a documentary as he goes, while hoping not to regret it.
He's done a bit of telly..
Bruce Bell has become a big part of Toronto, well-known for his non-traditional walking tours.
Even though Bell is deeply rooted in the community he didn’t grow up in the city.
“I was born and raised in Sudbury,” the Toronto historian told Global News. “I came to Toronto to pursue a career in acting. It started out I was in a film – ‘Class of ’44’ in 1972. I met Mark Breslin around that time and he was putting together this comedy club, Yuk Yuk’s.”
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“I became one of his very first comedians back in the ‘70s and for the ne..
Dr. Dre Hints 'Detox' Ain't Dead... Working On New Songs 1/9/2018 4:36 PM PST Breaking News
Dr. Dre has suggested that his long-awaited, dead, then not dead, then dead again album "Detox" might actually be released after all ... and it all went down at a Golden State Warriors practice.
Dre and Jimmy Iovine were watching Steph Curry and Kevin Durant at a Warriors workout on Tuesday when ESPN's Chris Haynes brilliantly asked him if Detox was permanently shelved.
Dre's response -- "I'm working on a couple songs right now. We'll see."
Dre has been working on Detox since 2002 -- but seemingly closed the door on the idea in the HBO series, "The Defiant Ones" ... saying he's moved on.
"I never had any connection with [Detox], it didn't work."
He added, "I'm never gonna do that again."
Never say never ...
Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine attending today’s Warriors practice. pic.twitter.com/D2tlpVJieN
— Chris Haynes (@C..
Charleston celebrity and "The Late Show" host Stephen Colbert made two December visits to Shem Creek Music in Mount Pleasant.
According to Shem Creek Music employee and local musician Scottie Frier, Colbert came in on Dec. 22 and then returned with some of his family members early Christmas Eve to pick out records.
"Both times he came in, we chatted small talk," says Frier. "I didn't blow his cover; wanted him to come back. He came in and he knew I knew but I didn't say anything out loud. I wanted him to enjoy himself."
Frier added in a Facebook post with a photo:
"We've had a lot of famous musicians come into Shem Creek Music since I've been there the past few years, but my favorite celeb that's been there now might be The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. Donnie Polk and I did a good job not blowing his cover and he seemed to enjoy our little shop."
A commenter on the post, Patrick Able, adds, "He and I actually bumped into one another at Poe's on Sul..
Logan PaulKeeps Lead Role in New Horror Flick... For Now, Anyway 1/4/2018 10:18 AM PST EXCLUSIVE
Logan Paul's suicide video doesn't seem to have affected his side hustle as the lead in an upcoming horror movie ... at least not yet.
Logan's the centerpiece of writer Jeffrey Reddick's new fright flick, "Superstition: The Rule of 3's." Production sources tell us told he hasn't been axed in the wake of controversy ... you'll recall Logan broke into momentary laughter in the video after he spotted a man hanging from a tree.
Doug Falconer -- CEO of Falconer Productions, which is producing 'Superstition' -- confirms with TMZ ... there have been no talks to recast Logan.
But here's the rub. Falconer hadn't even heard about the uproar and said he wanted to talk to the other producers. We're guessing word must have gotten around to at least some of the producers by now, which makes it all the more curious no one gave Falconer a heads-up..
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