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Samuel L. Jackson informs news anchor that he and Laurence Fishburne are, in fact, different people -- VIDEO

Oh man. Oh man.

KTLA’s Sam Rubin — a “multiple Emmy winner,” according to his official bio — may never live this one down. On Monday, the Los Angeles entertainment anchor welcomed Samuel L. Jackson on air for a short interview to promote Jackson’s latest film, MGM’s RoboCop remake. During their chat, though, Rubin made what seemed to be a fatal mistake: He asked Jackson about his recent Super Bowl commercial.

At first, Jackson was confused. There was an awkward silence. Then, just as Rubin started to explain himself, Jackson let him have it: “You’re as crazy as the people on Twitter!” he said, shaking his finger. “I am NOT Laurence Fishburne!” The actor, of course, was referring to a Matrix-inspired Kia spot that aired during the big game — one that featured Matrix star Laurence Fishburne, not not-Matrix-star Jackson.

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Entertainment Geekly: The meaning of Super Bowl commercials, and how to fix them

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Entertainment Geekly is a weekly column that examines pop culture through a geek lens and simultaneously examines contemporary geek culture through a pop lens. So many lenses!

Do Super Bowl commercials really matter? Yes. Shut up. Sure, it seems strange that we should think about, care about, or devote any deeper-than-shallow national attention to advertisements representing millions of dollars invested by companies worth billions of dollars in the hopes that you, me, and everyone we know will give them at least hundreds of dollars. Did the great philosophers ever grapple with the subtext of a billboard? Did John Keats ever write a poem about a newspaper advertisement for a popular brand of absinthe? No. But Keats also didn’t live long enough to see a puppy fall in love with a horse. READ FULL STORY

Super Bowl 2014: And the most popular ads were...

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No matter which way you slice it, Budweiser was top dog at Sunday’s Super Bowl.

Both TiVo and the USA Today Ad Meter named the brand’s heart-tugging “Puppy Love” spot to be the night’s most popular commercial, give or take a Seinfeld reunion. (Jerry Seinfeld’s Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee halftime spot was actually first on TiVo’s list, though the company acknowledges that it wasn’t a true paid advertisement.) The ad, a callback to last year’s similarly “aww”-inducing “Brotherhood,” dramatizes the friendship between an adorable puppy and a magnificent Clydesdale — and shows nary a shot of foamy brew.

Perhaps unsurprisingly, nostalgia and feel-good themes were major hits across the board; many of this year’s most popular ads incorporated throwback elements like The Muppets, Full House‘s stars, and a barrage of ’80s references that ran the gamut from Alf to Twisted Sister. Dogs, too, were big as always — see Doritos’s “Time Machine” and “Cowboy Kid” in addition to “Puppy Love.”

Here’s TiVo’s final list of the night’s most popular commercials, as well as when they aired:

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Super Bowl 2014: Best and Worst Commercials

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This was not the best Super Bowl for commercials (or football)! You know it’s an off year when two of the most memorable spots involve Greek yogurt. That’s just a rather bleak landscape in general, “live culture” notwithstanding. Meanwhile, my favorite healthy snacks Doritos and M&Ms, which usually bring it hard for the Super Bowl, barely registered. Below, 2014’s Best and Worst ads: READ FULL STORY

Watch all the Super Bowl 2014 commercials here! -- VIDEO

Are you excited to see celebrities, puppies, horses, and half-naked girls schilling for products during the Super Bowl?

See all the ads below and come back later for Annie Barrett’s take on the best and worst commercials of the night!
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Super Bowl ad features Laurence Fishburne and 'The Matrix'

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Advertisers know what Super Bowl fans are really looking forward to this Sunday: Ads sending up popular movies from 1999.

That’s the only way to explain Kia’s The Matrix-inspired Super Bowl spot, which — like many others — was released prior to Sunday’s big game. The ad features Laurence Fishburne as Morpheus, re-creating his iconic “red pill or blue pill” speech. Upside: Does this mean the 2029 Super Bowl will feature ads from cast-off Hunger Games tributes shouting “I volunteer!” for some kind of car/alcohol/domain hosting site?

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James Franco discusses Super Bowl commercial, Broadway debut, and... his Dennis Rodman connection? -- VIDEO

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Everyone knows James Franco is a busy man. Upcoming projects include the Broadway play Of Mice and Men, the comedy The Interview with Seth Rogen, and Queen of the Desert with Nicole Kidman, among others. And come Sunday, he’ll be able to add yet another line to his resume: Super Bowl commercial star.

Franco – along with comedian Rob Riggle – will be featured in a spot for the Ford Fusion Hybrid. The ad features Franco in the last 60 seconds of the spot, doubling the excitement and energy of Riggle’s first segment. “Rob will be playing himself in part of it, and then I’ll be playing a version of Rob in the other part,” Franco explained to EW. “Super Bowl commercials are almost like little movies nowadays. …In the ad, a lot of the little things in Rob’s portion will have doubles in my portion, but everything will be much grander. He has a chihuahua, I have a Bengal tiger.”

Check out a tease of Franco and the tiger below:
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Once upon a time, Ellen DeGeneres made a Super Bowl commercial -- VIDEO

Love sweet, sweet advertising but hate having to sit through boring old football to get to it? You’re in luck, my friend! In advance of Sunday’s big game, Super Bowl commercials keep trickling out online — including, now, Ellen DeGeneres’s fairy-tale-themed spot for Beats Music, which the comedian debuted on her talk show yesterday.

In the ad, DeGeneres plays a music-loving Goldilocks type who sneaks into the Three Bears’ chic urban apartment. Instead of sampling their porridge or rocking in their chairs, she elects to rock out to Mama, Papa, and Cool Teen Bear’s music — though each one she tries is just a little bit off. (Just go with it.) But when Ellen discovers the smooth sounds of Beats, she’s found an app that’s just right for her — which leads to a wild dance party the likes of which haven’t been seen since “What Does the Fox Say?” (or Shrek‘s DVD extras).

And then, after premiering the clip, DeGeneres gives everyone in her audience a new smartphone, just ’cause. Happily ever after indeed!

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Budweiser's Super Bowl ad keeps the horse, adds a puppy

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Puppy Bowl fans, the Super Bowl ad catering to you has arrived.

Budweiser has released a full-length version of its big Super Bowl commercial playing during Sunday’s game, and it’s a follow-up to last year’s popular Clydesdale horse segment — only this time, they’ve added a puppy.

As every Fox & the Hound fan knows, animals being best friends is always a winning formula, so it’s no surprise people are already obsessed with the Homeward Bound-esque tale. Check out a horse and puppy becoming BFFs below, and ponder how the ad somehow encapsulates love, and America, and friendship, and family. And now somehow I want a beer? Don Draper would be proud. Watch below: READ FULL STORY

'Full House' guys -- and... Rihanna -- unite on 'Good Morning America': VIDEO

John “The Milkman” Stamos, Dave “The Paperboy” Coulier, and Bob “The Evening TV” Saget aren’t just former Full House castmates — by all appearances, they’re also legitimately close pals who were truly thrilled to reunite for a 30-second yogurt commercial. Evidence: Yesterday, the trio had a bromantic night out on the town in New York City…

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