Nick Vadala, Philly.com
The rise of Pottstown's Noah Ritter, aka the 'Apparently Kid,' continued yesterday with his appearance on Ellen after giving an adorable interview at the Wayne County Fair last month. But now young Noah has cashed in. Ladies and gentlemen, meet the newest spokesperson for Seacaucus, New Jersey based pet food brand, Freshpet.
Marketing to health-conscious pet owners, Freshpet nabbed Ritter for the above commercial and more or less just let him roll. And, with Noah being Noah, there are again several things to take away from his stream-of-thought-style presentation:
- Barney and Ed were once best dog friends, but one of them didn't like any of the pet food he got because it made his "farts stink all day and night."
- Touching your toes is difficult.
- He likes cats—no, wait—dogs better because they like to lick your face.
- Keep your dog's food in the fridge so it will be "as fresh as a turkey on Thanksgiving."
- His favorite dinosaur is not a bird, because birds exist already.
Not bad for a first commercial—but, then, the kid is a natural. Check out the behind the scenes footage below:
Y’all know Billy Eichner? He was the funniest part of the recent Emmy Awards broadcast. He’s the guy who runs through Manhattan like a madman, waving a microphone and asking people insane pop culture questions. If you haven’t seen him, check out his show Billy on the Street, on the Fuse channel. You can thank us later.
Last night, to the absolute delight of David Letterman, he showed up on Dave’s couch to play a crazy game called ‘Celebrity child or Kentucky Derby winner?’ The title pretty much says it all. Billy reads out names like Bluebell Madonna and Pilot Inspektor and Dave has to guess if they belong to an actor’s kid or a horse.
Dave shows a strange attraction to being yelled at. Make of that what you will.
David HiltbrandApparently a lot of people can’t watch daytime TV because apparently they have jobs or school or other responsibilities. So we’re bringing you a clip from Thursday’s Ellen Degeneres Show (seen locally at 3 p.m. on NBC10) in which she welcomes 5-year-old Noah Ritter, the hopelessly cute internet sensation from Pottstown whose TV interview apparently became pretty popular.
As you’ll see in the clip, Noah is soooo over the word apparently. That’s so August.
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Mike Tyson lost it during an interview in Toronto.
Not that the ex-heavyweight champ threw any physical punches or even got that animated.
But something snapped when an interviewer brought up Tyson's 1992 rape conviction.
Mare McKeever, philly.com
Fox Sports’ Katie Nolan recently chimed in on the disturbing Ray Rice video.
Nolan hosts the show “No Filter” on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays covering the top headlines in sports and pop culture. But she decided to explain on her show on Tuesday why boycotting the NFL because of Rice is not the right call.
“But all this Ray Rice stuff has put me in an uncomfortable position. How do I reconcile my values and beliefs if my love for a sport that has an ongoing issue with domestic violence? How do I support a commissioner who needed to see a video of a man punching a woman in the face in order to realize it’s unacceptable? A leader whose governing decisions appear to based on a bro-tastic internet meme.”
Gabrielle Bonghi, Philly.com
Hide your kids, hide your wife.
First it was a face off between George Zimmerman and rapper DMX and now local boxing promoter Damon Feldman’s latest pairing brings together a YouTube celebrity and Lindsay Lohan’s fame-whore father.
Antoine Dodson, who is best known for this 2010 video clip, will fight against Michael Lohan at the Marple Sports Arena in Broomall, Pa this November.
Layla A. Jones, philly.com
After dissemination of the infamous Ray Rice video in which the former Ravens running back is seen punching and knocking out his now-wife Janay Rice, celebrities from all arenas have spoken out for and against Rice.
One such celebrity is “Catfish” host Nev Schulman. Schulman tweeted an undeniably corny picture of himself in an elevator, a paper bag and water bottle used to keep the door from shutting him inside, with his hand over his heart. Along with the image, Schulman expressed how he felt about the Ray Rice situation, saying, “Cowards make me sick. Real men show strength through practice & honor. This elevator is abuse free. #RESPECT.”
Was it a tasteless, ill-timed, insensitive joke, or a serious attempt at a poorly executed stand in solidarity with abuse victims? Who can say? The post has since been deleted and, sadly, the world may never know.
Nick Vadala, Philly.com
It's not deliberate, it's DiGiorno.
Or, at least that's what the frozen pizza maker is saying after it mistakenly tweeted out a 'za-related tweet with a hashtag meant to show solidarity against domestic violence. Prompted by the Ray Rice abuse incident this week, the #WhyIStayed is meant to give victims of domestic abuse an outlet for their stories in conjunction with the #WhyILeft hashtag to show that the abuse can end.
For DiGiorno's Twitter account, though, it was another method of tone-deaf advertising: