Sunday, October 21, 2007

Tiger Woods nears $1 billion mark with Gatorade drink

Tiger Woods landed a big $100 million endorsement deal with Gatorade that will produce his own "Gatorade Tiger" drink.

The deal is Tiger's first with a beverage company and his first licensing contract.

Although the exact details of the contract were not known, sources estimate Woods payment would move him closer to the $1 billion mark in career endorsements.

Woods is the world's No. 1 golfer and seeking to break an all-time record set by Jack Nicklaus.

Tiger Woods meets with Kathleen Da Cunha, Gatorade vice president of product development, to test flavor options for the new Gatorade Tiger drink to be launched in 2008. Future sports performance beverages are planned for the future. Woods also underwent sweat analysis testing with scientists from the Gatorade Sports Science Institute to help plan his own hydration and nutrition strategy. PRNewsFoto/Gatorade via Yahoo News.

Monday, October 08, 2007

The Rock rules the box office with Game Plan

Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson's new movie "The Game Plan" won the weekend box office race earning $16.3 million.

The Disney production beat out Ben Stiller and the Farrelly brothers' "The Heartbreak Kid," which pulled in $14 million.

The Rock plays the superstar quarterback of the fictitious Boston Rebels football team, who discovers he has an 8-year-old daughter from a brief marriage in his youth.

Dwayne The Rock Johnson, Kyra Sedgwick, Roselyn Sanchez, and Madison Pettis pose with Tubbs, Spike the bulldog in the movie, at the premiere of The Game Plan. Photo from Yahoo News.

Thursday, October 04, 2007

Philippines to lodge protest against "Desperate Housewives"

The Philippines government is seeking an apology from the producers of the ABC series "Desperate Housewives" after a scene on the show which derided Filipino doctors.

The character on the show played by Teri Hatcher made a comment belittling those who doctors educated in Philippine medical schools. Manila's actions came after a firestorm and petition by Filipino Americans and it was reported by organizer Kevin Nadal last night that ABC issued an apology.

Actress Maggie Q poses beside her new print advertisement for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals Asia-Pacific (PETA), encouraging vegetarianism, in Shanghai September 23, 2007. REUTERS/Aly Song (CHINA) via Yahoo News.