The Tale of the Two Clooneys – A Storm in a Coffee Capsule

By Dan Lavie / January 24, 2016

Looking like a celebrity can be a windfall. Just consider the case of David Siegel. After repeatedly being mistaken for George Clooney, he entered a People Magazine lookalike contest. As a professional George Clooney impersonator/lookalike, he appeared at corporate events and in various TV commercials, including several for Espresso Club that spoofs Nespresso’s boutique experience. Needless to say, Nespresso was not amused and found the Espresso Club Clony commercials to be too close to its own Nespresso Clooney commercials. George…

Charlie Hebdo’s Special January 6, 2016 Edition Features a Highly Controversial Cover

By Dan Lavie / January 6, 2016

On Wednesday, January 6 it will be one year ago that the office of the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo was attacked. Twelve people were killed and chief editor Riss (Laurent Sourisseau) was severely wounded. To commemorate, a special issue is planned with a controversial front cover – this time the Almighty in blood spattered clothes sporting a Kalashnikov under the headline “The killer is still on the run.” One million copies will be printed, also for distribution overseas. The…