Monthly Archives: October 2012

Obama team propel Boris Johnson to heart of campaign in new Romney attack ad

Dan Hodges at the Telegraph has noticed how Boris Johnson could well be Barack Obama’s new secret weapon.

A clip of the London Mayor appears in an new attack ad for the Obama campaign ahead of the third and final Presidential debate.

It features Johnson’s rebuttal to Mitt Romney over comments that London wasn’t ready to host the Olympics. Turns out we were more than ready. Read more on Obama team propel Boris Johnson to heart of campaign in new Romney attack ad…

Rupert Murdoch considers bid for LA Times

Rupert Murdoch said to be interested in buying the La TimesRupert Murdoch’s love for newspapers shows no signs of going away. The News Corporation chairman and chief executive is reported to be in talks to by the Los Angeles Times and the Chicago Tribune from Tribune Company, which is due to emerge from bankruptcy shortly.

A report in the La Times says News Corp executives have held preliminary talks with Tribune’s debt holders, which will become majority owners of the company after it exits bankruptcy. This could happen by year’s end.

Quoting News Corp executives and others familiar with the situation the paper said a deal is by no means certain and that other potential buyers have expressed interest. Read more on Rupert Murdoch considers bid for LA Times…

Brad Pitt debuts in Chanel No 5 TV ad

Money Ball star Brad Pitt appears in Chanel No 5 ad We reported back in May that Brad Pitt was to be the new face of the iconic perfume brand Chanel No 5.

Today Chanel has debuted the TV ad which will be followed by print ads.

Pitt is reported to have picked up $7m for the deal which sees a man promote the iconic fragrance created by Coco Chanel 91 years ago. Read more on Brad Pitt debuts in Chanel No 5 TV ad…