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Hannibal Lecter Halloween Costume Gets U.k. Advert Ban

A Halloween costume inspired by Oscar-winning horror movie The Silence Of The Lambs has fallen foul of the U.K.'s advertising watchdog.A section on fancy dress website Joke.co.uk included a bright orange jump suit with shackles...

David Beckham's Booze Advert Cleared By Watchdog

David Beckham's whisky advert has been cleared by authorities in the U.K. after bosses of an alcohol awareness charity suggested the soccer star should not be allowed to promote booze.The sports icon launched a new...

Sin City Bosses Cleared Over Movie Poster

Bosses at movie giant Lions Gate Films have been cleared of wrongdoing over a poster for the Sin City sequel after arguing a racy image of Jessica Alba could not be offensive as it was...

Advert For Christy Turlington-promoted Anti-ageing Pill Banned

An advert for anti-ageing pills promoted by supermodel Christy Turlington has been banned because authorities claim the drug's effectiveness has not been proved.Officials at British watchdog the Advertising Standards Authority have outlawed the commercial for...

Sexually Suggestive Rihanna Perfume Poster Restricted

A provocative new perfume featuring Rihanna has been banned from areas in Britain where children are likely to see it.Officials at the nation's Advertising Standards Authority (Asa) have decided to restrict the billboard over fears...

Fascinating Fact: 3981104

A Spotify advert referencing Lily Allen's new song F**k You has been banned by the U.K.'s Advertising Standards Authority (Asa). The song title was included in a promotional email sent to users of the music...

Robin Thicke's New Ad Restricted For Tv After Viewer Complaints

A new Tv ad featuring Robin Thicke performing his Blurred Lines hit has been banned from Tv before 7.30pm in the U.K. following a string of complaints about the sexual undertones.In the commercial for Beats...

Evil Dead Ad Criticised For Scaring Tv Viewers

An advertising watchdog in the U.K. has upheld a slew of complaints about horror reboot Evil Dead after Tv viewers claimed the film's trailers were too scary for the small screen.The 2013 remake of Sam...

Kanye West's Gig Advertising Ruled Misleading

Promotion for a "one-off" Kanye West gig in London earlier this year (13) has been branded "misleading" after the concert was followed up by further dates.Event promoters AEG Live have been given an official warning...

Pamela Anderson Bikini Advert Banned

An advertisement featuring Pamela Anderson dancing provocatively in a bikini has been banned in Britain.The Tv commercial for web-hosting firm Dreamscape Networks shows a man in a business meeting fantasising about his boss, played by...

Calvin Harris' Album Advert Ruled Misleading

A Tv commercial promoting Calvin Harris' latest album 18 Months has been banned in Britain after bosses at an advertising watchdog branded it misleading.The promo, which featured clips of songs from the 2012 record, prompted...

Keira Knightley's Chanel Ad Too Suggestive For Kids' Tv

Keira Knightley's racy Chanel commercial has been banned during kids' Tv programming in the U.K. due to its "sexually suggestive" content.The advertisement for the French fashion house's Coco Mademoiselle fragrance shows the Atonement beauty being...

Rosie Huntington-whiteley Cleared In Sexy Advert Dispute

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley is in the clear after an advertising standards agency gave her the green light to continue using saucy pictures to promote her lingerie line.The British model/actress has designed an underwear collection for U.K....

Mila Kunis Advert Banned

An advertisement featuring Mila Kunis in her underwear has been banned in Britain.The promo for beauty company Rodial featured the Black Swan star in a saucy pose from an Esquire magazine shoot and implied customers...

Claire Danes Petrified Of Killing Someone

Claire Danes is terrified of killing someone.The 'Homeland' actress - who is expecting her first child with spouse Hugh Dancy - fears the thought of going to prison and also has an irrational phobia of...

Katy Perry And Justin Bieber Adverts Banned In The U.k.

Commercials for a skincare brand featuring Katy Perry and Justin Bieber have been banned in the U.K. by advertising watchdogs.The TV adverts have been taken off air over claims the British versions of the products...

Was The 'Big Fat Gypsy Wedding' Advert Racist?

The Advertising Standards Authority have performed a U-turn on their decision not to investigate Channel 4's adverts for their 'Big Fat Gypsy Wedding' programme. Channel 4 advertised the series around the country with huge billboard...

Jones' Cpr Campaign Given The All-clear

A British health campaign featuring Vinnie Jones has been cleared by a watchdog following complaints the actor performed Cpr incorrectly in the adverts.Britain's Advertising Standards Authority (Asa) received 20 complaints from viewers who claimed the...

David Beckham Underwear Advert Escapes Ban

An advert featuring David Beckham in his underwear has escaped a ban in the U.K. over complaints it is "unsuitable for children".The soccer ace stripped off for the saucy campaign to promote his H&M underwear...

Rachel Weisz L'oreal Advert Banned In The UK For "Misleadingly Exaggerated" Performance

A Rachel Weisz advert for a L'Oreal anti-wrinkle product has been pulled from UK television and banned by the country's Advertising Standards Authority for "misleadingly" exaggerating its performance, according to reports. The initial complaint over...

Rachel Weisz Cosmetics Advert Banned In U.k.

A cosmetics commercial starring Rachel Weisz has been banned in Britain after officials at a watchdog group ruled the L'Oreal ad misrepresented what the product could do.Scottish politician Jo Swinson complained to the Advertising Standards...

Final Destination 5 Poster Banned In Britain

A poster for Final Destination 5 has been banned in the U.K. by officials who ruled it was "likely to cause fear and undue distress to children".A gory promo picture for the film, starring actress...

Hailee Steinfeld's 'Irresponsible' Fashion Ad Banned

A fashion advertisement for Miu Miu depicting teen actress Hailee Steinfeld sitting on a train track has been banned in Britain after officials deemed it "irresponsible".Authorities at the U.K.'s Advertising Standards Authority (Asa) have condemned...

Dakota Fanning 'Sexually Provocative' Advert Banned In UK

Dakota Fanning has found herself at the centre of controversy after a perfume advert which she appears in was pulled by censors following accusations that it sexualised children. Fanning is 17 years-old now but made...

Dakota Fanning's 'Sexually Provocative' Perfume Ad Banned

A provocative perfume advertisement featuring teen actress Dakota Fanning has been banned in Britain - because she looks like a child in the image.The 17-year-old star sits on the floor with an oversized bottle of...

Naomi Campbell Chocolate Ad Ruled Not Racist

Officials at the U.K.'s advertising watchdog have ruled that a commercial featuring Naomi Campbell's name to promote a chocolate bar was not racist.The catwalk beauty was upset by the promo for Cadbury's Bliss, which shows...

Jason Statham's Film Advert Banned From Tv

A trailer for Jason Statham's latest film has been banned in Britain for its use of "violent imagery".An advert for the actor's recent action movie The Mechanic, a remake of Michael Winner's 1972 Charles Bronson...

Saw 3d Complaint Upheld

A complaint made by a terrified 10 year old over a TV commercial promoting the gory SAW 3D movie has been upheld by bosses at the U.K.'s advertising watchdog.The advert for the horror franchise's final...

Roth Hits Back At British Movie Poster Ban

Moviemaker ELI ROTH has lashed out at Advertising Standards Authority officials in Britain who have pulled down scary posters for his latest movie THE LAST EXORCISM, insisting they should spend more time censoring the U.K....

The Last Exorcism Poster Banned In Britain

A poster for ELI ROTH's horror movie THE LAST EXORCISM has been banned in the U.K. by officials who ruled it was "likely to upset children".A graphic promo picture for the film, which was released...

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Taylor Swift's New Video Receives Mad Love, Tops Vevo Record

Have you seen Taylor Swift’s video for Bad Blood already? Statistically speaking...

'Game Of Thrones' Musical Is Made A Reality... Sort Of...

For the first ever US Red Nose Day on NBC, all the stops were pulled out. What happens when you...

'Poltergeist''s New Cast Take On A Classic

Steven Spielberg and Tobe Hooper's 1982 haunted house movie 'Poltergeist' is so iconic that remaking it has always...

'Mad Max: Fury Road' Was A Special Challenge For Tom Hardy

Tom Hardy has made a name for himself with films like 'Inception', 'The Dark...

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Bill Murray Wishes You 'A Very Murray Christmas' This December

Christmas has come early. Well, Christmas advertising has come early...

Brandon Flowers - I Can Change [Lyric] Video

With his new solo album 'The Desired Effect' out now, the Killers frontman Brandon...

Cooties - Trailer

Everyone knows fourth grade school children can be little monsters, but what happens when things get way too literal?...

The Cribs Have Released Their New Video And It Features Some Interesting Guests

Indie-rock band The Cribs have been delighting audiences with their unique blend...

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