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Lindsay Lohan Sues for $100M Over 'Milkaholic' Commercial

Madonna, Cher, Oprah and Beyonce may be on a first-name-only basis with the world, but is Lindsay Lohan? The "Mean Girls" actress thinks so, and now the tabloid fixture is suing E-Trade, saying a baby referred to as "that milkaholic,...

Are Educational Toys Just Commercial Products In Disguise?

The Scholastic Book Fair has stood the test of time. Just about every school has one -- not to mention those monthly Scholastic Book Club brochures you find crumpled in your child's backpack. Some things have changed, though. Over the past year...

Babywearing Moms Mad at Motrin

The ad was probably meant to be cute, edgy, and sympathetic. But when Motrin singled out babywearing to market their pain reliever to women, sling-wearing moms cried foul. Some moms took offense at the sarcastic tone. "In theory it's a great...

Steve Irwin's son wants his own TV show

When little Bob Irwin was only a month old, his crocodile-hunting dad Steve Irwin caught heat for messing with a grouchy croc while cradling the infant. Maybe the wildlife bug was planted during that controversial scene, or maybe it just runs in the...

Would you equip your child with a child locator device?

Brickhouse Child Safety and Duracell have teamed up in a new ad, one that starts out ominously, "It was a beautiful day in the park, that turned to panic in an instant..." A mom loses her son at the park, but fear is quickly turned to relief when she...

The economics of love

Actor, comedian and some-time eyedrop commercial maker Ben Stein, who once offered America the chance to win his money, has written a funny and telling article over at the New York Times. Most of us know by now the man who is most famous for asking...

Somebody needs a time out

Ikea has produced some pretty funny commercials in recent years. This one, I'm sure, resonates with most parents of small children. Called "Time Out", it depicts a mom trying to get some work done and getting fed up at the screaming and arguing of...

First McDonald's commercial ever

I'm going to admit it: I've seen more than my fair share of McDonald's commercials since becoming a parent. Since I'm not that big a fan of Micky D's, or any fast food for that matter, I try to turn off the TV anytime I see one on, lest my daughter...

Adorable literacy commercial

I'm not usually emotional when it comes to television commercials - that's where the clicker comes in handy. The exception was when I was pregnant and everything made me cry, including long distance commercials and the cuteness of my dog's soft white...

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