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Guess who's reuniting with John Stamos for a Super Bowl commercial? -- VIDEO

I’ll give you a hint: Think dudes… and San Francisco… and something tailor-made for the 20-something demographic.

No, Dannon Oikos pitchman Stamos isn’t teaming up with the cast of HBO’s Looking for a new Super Bowl ad. Instead, he’s apparently joining forces with a few guys near and dear to his heart. You might just say he’d like to shoot commercials with them… forever.
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In defense of Nickelback, for Mike Kroeger's 40th birthday

June 25 is a landmark day in the calendar year. Besides being the birthday of literary and entertainment legends such as George Orwell, Ricky Gervais, Sidney Lumet and Carly Simon, it’s also the 40th birthday of one Mike Kroeger, also known as the bassist from Nickelback.

Now, Nickelback have gotten a lot of flak over the years, and for some reason, appreciating the band seems to be equivalent to worshiping Satan.

I’ve never really quite understood why the Canadian quartet is so reviled. When they were scheduled to perform at halftime during a Thanksgiving football game, people went crazy — protests, petitions, media coverage. And then Patrick Carney of the Black Keys had to go and tell Rolling Stone that  “Rock & roll is dying because people became OK with Nickelback being the biggest band in the world” and “they became OK with the idea that the biggest rock band in the world is always going to be sh-t.” I mean, I might not agree with the lead singer’s choice in fiancees, but come on! Kroeger and company created instant gems like “Photograph,” “How You Remind Me” and “Far Away.”
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Bar Refaeli and Jay Leno recreate the GoDaddy kiss... sort of -- VIDEO

Have your senses recovered from Sunday’s GoDaddy kiss heard ’round the world? Have you finally managed to have a full night’s sleep without waking with a start, the sound of mouths being pushed together buzzing in your ear?  Well… you can still watch this video, it’s not that bad.

Jay Leno sleazily tried to get Bar Refaeli to kiss him (somebody call Mavis!) on The Tonight Show, but things didn’t work out as planned (props to Jesse Heiman for being a good sport).

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Post-Super Bowl blues: 'Wait 'til next year' just doesn't cut it

Except for in the winning team’s hometown, Monday morning after the Super Bowl can be one of the gloomiest days of the year. The NFL’s “winter Fourth of July” celebration is arguably America’s biggest holiday, and the morning-after malaise can feel and smell like Times Square on Jan. 1 — if Times Square was coated in coagulated buffalo-wings hot sauce. After 22 consecutive weeks of true must-see television — yes, of course I count the Pro Bowl — football season… is over. Television loses its most valuable and reliable property for six months, and fans lose a weekly social ritual that has no equal. Just like that, your Sunday afternoons and Monday nights are wide open — affording you the opportunity to reacquaint yourself with your children and spouse, long-suffering gridiron orphans and widows who’ve made peace with your unrestrained devotion to your pigskin mistress, cheap beer, and absolutely pretend gambling with fake money I swear. READ FULL STORY

What was the worst commercial of Super Bowl 2013? -- POLL

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There’s no such thing as bad publicity, right? Some companies are certainly hoping so after last night’s big game. While there were plenty of commercial highlights – Who knew horses could make viewers tear up? – it was the lowlights that had people turning to their friends and making sure they weren’t the only ones who just saw a close-up of  that over-the-top Bar Refaeli kiss.

USA Today has an “Ad Meter,” which allowed fans to vote on their favorite and least favorite commercials. The unlucky winner of the worst spot? The Refaeli-starring ad for GoDaddy, which featured that already-infamous smooch of the model kissing a stereotypical “nerd.” (The spot was online prior to its airing last night, and EW commenters weren’t impressed). The GoDaddy spot did capture viewers’ attention, according to TiVo stats, which measured how engaged the audience was second-by-second.

Search “Worst Commercials” on Twitter and it seems to tell the same story as USA Today – people are tweeting their shock and outrage mainly about three spots: The aforementioned GoDaddy one, the Dodge Ram “Farmer” commercial (which was polarizing: many people seemed to love it as well), and a Budweiser Black Crown “Coronation” spot (which was also the second-lowest ranked commercial on the Ad Meter rankings).

Check out our poll below, culled together from the talk on Twitter as well as EW commenters’ reactions on our best/worst commercial post last night. Which spot do you think was the worst commercial of Super Bowl 2013? READ FULL STORY

Super Bowl drives 24 million tweets, easily surpassing last year's game

The night the lights went out in Louisiana, keyboards around the globe kept buzzing — clacking out nearly twice as many tweets about the big game and its halftime show as last year. This isn’t a huge surprise, considering that last night’s football championship may have been the most-watched in TV history; still, the sheer deficit between 2012 and 2013′s tweet totals is pretty remarkable.

According to Twitter’s own blog, users sent more than 24 million micro-messages over the course of last night’s Super Bowl. That dwarfs last year’s total of 13.7 million tweets. In fact, says Twitter, that number had already been surpassed by the beginning of the game’s second half.

Sunday’s tweet-a-palooza was driven to further heights by that 33-minute power outage, which gave spectators at home and in the Superdome no choice but to amuse themselves with the glow of their smartphones. The blackout drew 231,500 tweets per minute, making it by far the most-tweeted moments of the game. Savvy marketing teams also took it as an opportunity to promote their own products in a cheeky way:

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Watch Will Ferrell's new Old Milwaukee Super Bowl XLVII commercial -- VIDEO

As is his yearly tradition, Will Ferrell filmed a Super Bowl commercial for Old Milwaukee beer that aired only in select markets. This year’s extra-tasty-kissy spot rivals GoDaddy’s Bar Refaeli-smooching-a-nerd ad for sure — instead of zeroing in too heavily on a ’70s-esque, tank-topped Ferrell macking on a stranger on a bus, the camera graciously pans out to highlight some of America’s finest canned brew.  Watch it below. READ FULL STORY

Super Bowl 2013: Best and Worst Commercials

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My overwhelming thought following tonight’s rippling terrain of pricey Super Bowl commercials was that Doritos missed a great cross-promotional opportunity by not joining forces with Calvin Klein. There’s always next year. Below, zip through a bunch of 2013′s most memorable — best AND worst! — Super Bowl ads. READ FULL STORY

Beyonce joined by Destiny's Child at Super Bowl halftime show -- VIDEO

Beyonce lit up the stage at Super Bowl XLVII — with fireworks, sexy dancers, barely there outfits and even a hologram of herself.

Her set began with “Love On Top” from her lastest album 4. She followed with “Crazy in Love,” “End of Time,” and “Baby Boy” before being joined on stage by Michelle Williams and Kelly Rowland. The reunited Destiny’s Child trio sang “Bootylicious,” “Independent Women,” and “Single Ladies,” before leaving Queen B to reign supreme again. Beyonce then finished her show with “Halo.” Watch it below. READ FULL STORY

Alicia Keys tackles the Super Bowl National Anthem

Faced with what has easily become the most controversial song of at least the past two weeks, Alicia Keys followed up Jennifer Hudson’s powerhouse rendition of “America the Beautiful” with a mellow, jazzy “Star Spangled Banner” that got the crowd roaring and Baltimore Ravens Ray Lewis frothing before the hyped Super Bowl audience. READ FULL STORY

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