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Saturday, January 22, 2005
A step down?
Does anyone else find it a bit unsettling that Academy Award winners, Julia Roberts, Nicole Kidman and Catharine Zeta Jones are doing television commercials? Are they that desperate for more $$

Kidman can be seen in Chanel #5 perfume commercials, Zeta in T-Mobile ads and Roberts is doing voice overs for AOL.

I mean shouldn't they have some higher standards now that that they have the covitted golden award?

Come on, you never saw Katharine Hepburn in a TV commercial, and yes they had TV's then. DeNiro and Jack aren't pimping themselves out in TV ads like teeny boppers Britney Spears and frankly neither should the Best Actress winners.

PS: Speaking of the Academy Awards check out:

Posted by Tara at 9:01 PM PST
Updated: Tuesday, February 1, 2005 8:30 AM PST

Thursday, January 27, 2005 - 4:22 PM PST

Name: windspike
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I just saw DeNiro in an AmEx commercial the other day. When big bux are involved, these celebs can't resist. Wouldn't it be nice if teachers were paid what top billing celebs were paid and actors were paid what teachers are currently paid?

Thursday, January 27, 2005 - 5:01 PM PST

Name: Tara

Oh no not DeNiro too, say it aint so!

Thursday, January 27, 2005 - 10:15 PM PST

Name: The Cranky Liberal
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Oh it's so. It is so.

But look we are talking about actors, not nobel prize winners. Their whole careers are based on being vacuous shills for someone elses words....Kind of like Dubya

Friday, January 28, 2005 - 11:48 AM PST

Name: CT
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So what, once they've won an award they shouldn't sully themselves with commercials?

A job's a job. Actors careers can be notoriously short, especially when they get up in years. It's stupid to not cash in when you can.

And more actors, "esteemed" or not, do commercial work than you think. Nicholson, De Niro and other noteworthies have done ads in Europe and Japan for decades.

Friday, January 28, 2005 - 12:21 PM PST

Name: marie b.
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oh, is that julia roberts on the AOL commercials?

i could've sworn that it's famke janssen.

Sunday, January 30, 2005 - 8:01 AM PST

Name: TrekMedic251
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Tara,..its all about face time and money.

People like CZ Jones aren't doing it for $$$ as much as they're doing it to keep themselves in the consciousness of the American people.

Also, remember, many of these "stars" also do ads in foreign countries, most of which we never see over here.

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