Coca-Cola's Multilingual Super Bowl Ad Draws Some Outrage; Longer Version Set for Olympics
One divisive Super Bowl commercial that bubbled up some discussion will get a longer encore during the Winter Olympics.
Coca-Cola’s “It’s Beautiful” spot, in which “America the Beautiful” was sung in a multitude of languages …READ MORE
Olympics Watch: What Was Your Favorite Moment From the 2012 Closing Ceremony?
Welp, the 30th Olympiad has come to a close. “A Symphony of British Music,” directed by David Arnold and renowned British choreographer Kim Gavin, opened with a booming Big Ben and Emeli Sandé’s beautiful voice. It introduced us to a newspaper-wrapped world of London’s architectural icons, Timothy Spall as Winston Churchill and Prince Harry (umm, hello!) with a smashing Kate Middleton. READ MORE
Which Olympic Medalists Have Won TV Gigs?
Michael Phelps is climbing out of the pool and hoping to stay out of the drink in his first TV project since collecting his unprecedented 22nd Olympic medal. Gold medal-winning runner Sanya Richards-Ross, meanwhile, is set to star in a reality-TV project for WE tv.
And they may not be the only favorites from Team USA maintaining a presence on your TV screen. READ MORE
Olympics Watch: What Was Your Favorite Moment From London 2012, Day 15?
If I’m being completely honest, I entered Day 15 of NBC’s primetime Olympics coverage feeling a little burned out on the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat. Who’dve thunk, then, that I’d get my most satisfying post-event cry at the end of …READ MORE
Olympics Watch: What Was Your Favorite Moment From London 2012, Day 13?
Did you know that on Facebook, the U.S. women’s soccer team has almost 200 times more “likes” than its Japanese counterpart? That historically significant tidbit came straight from Ryan Seacrest’s mouth during his social-media report during Day 13 of the 2012 Olympics in London. [Insert eye-roll here.]
Seacrest’s pink-slime filler wouldn’t be so grody if …READ MORE
Olympics Watch: What Was Your Favorite Moment From London 2012, Day 11?
TVLine’s Olympics Watch coverage has focused a lot on swimmers, gymnasts and runners. And so while it’s tempting to name Aly Raisman’s Gold medal performance in the women’s gymnastics floor exercises as the highlight of my Day 11 viewing experience — who says human beings don’t have springs in their feet? — I’m going to zag where I’d usually zig and give props to …READ MORE
Ratings: Olympics Hit (a High) Low, Plus the Latest on Newsroom, Breaking Bad and Animals
NBC’s (admittedly critiqued) coverage of the Olympics in London — which to date has been regularly trumping the Beijing 2008 numbers and hitting highs for a non-U.S. summer games — delivered an inevitable low on Monday night.
Drawing 26 million total viewers and an 8.1 demo rating, NBC’s coverage was down …READ MORE
Olympics Watch: What Was Your Favorite Moment From London 2012, Day 10?
Another night of Olympic coverage, another event essentially spoiled by the tone-deaf folks at NBC. Indeed, Bob Costas’ primetime broadcast intro paid no mind to old-fashioned types like myself who …READ MORE
Olympics Watch: What Was Your Favorite Moment From London 2012, Day 9?
I can barely make it from the couch to the refrigerator in under 30 seconds — even when I’m super peckish — which made the finals of the Men’s 100 meter Sprint at the 2012 Summer Olympics all the more mind-boggling. READ MORE